2015.06.09 Nematode Farts
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. - Orwell
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Lomborg's got the money - ask him! http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jun/03/universities-told-to-speak-to-bjrn-lomborg-if-they-want-4m-in-funding
PM of Oz
Number 19: John Gorton.
Howard, Hodgman and Gorton on Carleton Walsh Report in Sep 1985 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjUiQ3th2zI
Andrew Peacock two days later https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwyt3XVuXpg
Freedom Boy finally does something useful http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jun/09/tim-wilson-questions-power-to-revoke-citizenship-on-suspicion-of-terrorism
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
First they came for the refugees ... Then they came for the dual citizens ... Then they came for the sole citizens who were entitled by birth to acquire another citizenship ...
Topsoil and Civilisation (there's a fiddly process to get a copy of the book in PDF ... perhaps other methods are available) http://www.soilandhealth.org/copyform.aspx?bookcode=010113
Housing Prices http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jun/02/
Was Graeme Morris really Howard's chief of staff? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/04/when-it-comes-to-smearing-the-irish-australia-is-the-worlds-serial-offender
The World Game
United Passions ... box office Kryptonite http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/box-office-red-card-fifafinanced-movie-united-passions-takes-just-us900-in-opening-weekend-20150609-ghjos8.html
A pig being slaughtered (graphic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK8zmW4GMzU