2016.06.21 The Tonne
If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right? - George Orwell
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RIP (aka Things Coming to an End)
Seals and sharks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookiecutter_shark
Anton Yelchin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Yelchin
Homophobia in News Ltd papers?
Non-News Ltd ownership of any newspaper in Qld
Rundle's list of things the crossbench (in a prospective hung parliament) should demand we discuss:
- federal voting system, single vs multi-member electorates, proportionality, preferentiality, the whole damn thing;
- public funding of parties and a genuine system of monitoring and capping public donations;
- a federal ICAC and the constitutionality and operation of the AFP, and intelligence agencies;
- federal v state carve-ups on water, land, and mining regulation, and on health and education provision;
- media ownership and control, and government co-subsidy of media outlets;
- indigenous sovereignty possibilities, such as a Nunavut-style autonomous province, or a new de facto indigenous-majority state carved out of Northern Australia, and other moves connected to a treaty with real content;
- a federal bill of rights; and
- national libel law reform, so that the use of libel as threat to choke free speech is removed.
Bananaland and Crocland
Rumtown, Stadia, Chicks n stuff
The Indigenous Game
Women's League announced http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-15/teams-unveiled-for-national-afl-womens-competition/7511612
White Ribbon round
Eddie and the Boofheads http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-17/top-sporting-codes-join-forces-to-promote-gender-equality/7522232 https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jun/20/eddie-mcguires-banter-exposes-the-rank-hypocrisy-of-afl-football https://mumbrella.com.au/eddie-mcguire-caroline-wilson-violence-women-afl-must-act-374876
Everyone has a role to play. Discuss.
The World Game
Euro 2016 - Violence, Albania, blood feuds, Poor Ruskies getting picked on ...
Poor old Ruskies getting picked on again
Union, the game they play in Heaven