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By Mercurius on November 30, 2011
Scenes from this evening’s rally before QLD Parliament House in support of Deputy Premier Andrew Fraser’s private members bill to create same-sex civil unions in Queensland. Hi res: Rally for QLD Civil Unions bill 2011 (M4V Video 25Mb 2min) Low [...]
By tigtog on November 30, 2011
This week’s whimsy is brought to you by fully scientific instructions for Rotating Your Owl. Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
By Robert Merkel on November 29, 2011
Daniel Hannan, a Conservative MEP for the south of England and regular columnist for the UK’s Daily Telegraph, has written a column in which he purports to tell the Occupy protestors “ten things that evil capitalists really think”. It’s been [...]
By Kim on November 29, 2011
Deputy Premier Andrew Fraser’s bill, the Civil Partnerships Bill 2011, will go before the Queensland Parliament tomorrow night at 7.30pm. A vote is expected some time early the next morning. As the Brisbane Times reports, numbers in the House are [...]
By Robert Merkel on November 28, 2011
Driverless cars are coming sooner than you probably think – so let’s have some fun speculating about the implications.
By Guest Poster on November 28, 2011
This is a guest post by John Davidson, a retired engineer who comments as John D. Climate Spectator ran a summary of this fascinating interview with David Crane, the CEO of NRG Energy. NRG energy has more than 24 Gw [...]
By tigtog on November 28, 2011
Our weekly (mostly) look at media spin tactics: blowing one’s own horn, burying one’s errors, resurrecting the shambling zombie corpses of well-flogged deceased equines, and ooh look! A Big Distracting Thing!
By Mark Bahnisch on November 27, 2011
Since we don’t live by politics alone (I sincerely hope), what did people get up to this weekend? Join in, share some tales, regulars and lurkers all!
By Mercurius on November 27, 2011
Good. Good, I’ve started with a tendentious question that presents both sides of a story that actually has about sixty sides or, in this case, no sides at all. At least there’s not a blank page any more. Should I [...]
By Kim on November 26, 2011
An open thread where, at your weekend leisure, you can discuss anything you like.
By Mark Bahnisch on November 25, 2011
Marcus Campbell provides some good reading, and a good basis for reflection on White Ribbon Day at The Drum. In the piece, to my mind, this quote from sociologist Dr Michael Flood epitomises the challenge that faces us, and the [...]