2016.09.06 Court Certified Racist
There is no way out of this unless a planned economy can somehow be combined with the freedom of the intellect, which can only happen if the concept of right and wrong is restored to politics. - George Orwell
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Capitalism leads to dole queues, the scramble for markets, and war. Collectivism leads to concentration camps, leader worship, and war. There is no way out of this unless a planned economy can somehow be combined with the freedom of the intellect, which can only happen if the concept of right and wrong is restored to politics.
George Orwell's review of The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek and The Mirror of the Past by K. Zilliacus, reviewed in The Observer (9 April 1944)
Roger Rogerson "There was a loud snort of derision when the judge said Roger Rogerson had "no history of violent offending"." http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/roger-rogerson-has-finally-got-what-he-deserved-20160902-gr7roa.html
Tiger Balm Gardens (Haw Par Villa) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw_Par_Villa http://asiaobscura.com/2011/09/the-creepiest-amusement-park-of-all-time.html
"Thing to bear in mind about reporting on political donations - the parties don't hang on to that cash - they spend it... in the media" https://twitter.com/BernardKeane/status/773072208163844097
Etymology of rude in the idiom 'in rude health'? From the Latin: rudis 'untilled, wild, raw', not red/ruddy as Gob guessed incorrectly last week ...
Kathy Jackson https://youtu.be/-22egcUFTJo
Apple's tax obligations http://www.vox.com/2016/8/30/12709506/apple-ireland-taxes
18C and 18D "You're not allowed to read 18C without 18D. And frankly, you shouldn't be able to talk about them separately either. Not if you're honest. And not if you want to be taken seriously. And yet, such is the senate that we're being asked now to take people seriously who don't seem to understand the law they're so convinced they oppose." http://www.theage.com.au/comment/the-real-agenda-behind-amending-18c-sending-a-message-to-minorities-20160901-gr62nl
Without Prejudice: What Sovereign Citizens Believe http://news.intelwire.com/2016/06/without-prejudice-what-sovereign.html https://cchs.gwu.edu/sites/cchs.gwu.edu/files/downloads/Occasional%20Paper_Berger.pdf
People setting other people on fire
Retired judge Jim Macken, 88, offers 'body swap' with a refugee on Manus or Nauru https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/sep/01/retired-judge-88-offers-body-swap-with-a-refugee-on-manus-or-nauru
RIP (aka Things Coming to an End ... aka The End Times)
Richard Neville http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/richard-neville-founder-of-oz-magazine-dies-aged-74/news-story/3a0769ee5986e5a49e35b1640dabe301 https://twitter.com/PhillipAdams_1/status/772650882735353856
"A very, very small quadcopter, one inch in diameter can carry a one- or two-gram shaped charge. You can order them from a drone manufacturer in China. You can program the code to say: "Here are thousands of photographs of the kinds of things I want to target." A one-gram shaped charge can punch a hole in nine millimeters of steel, so presumably you can also punch a hole in someone's head. You can fit about three million of those in a semi-tractor-trailer. You can drive up I-95 with three trucks and have 10 million weapons attacking New York City. They don't have to be very effective, only 5 or 10% of them have to find the target. There will be manufacturers producing millions of these weapons that people will be able to buy just like you can buy guns now, except millions of guns don't matter unless you have a million soldiers. You need only three guys to write the program and launch them. So you can just imagine that in many parts of the world humans will be hunted. They will be cowering underground in shelters and devising techniques so that they don't get detected. This is the ever-present cloud of lethal autonomous weapons. They could be here in two to three years."
Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California Berkeley
North Korea AA gun propaganda
Sea Shepherd have a new ship: Ocean Warrior https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrGPNJCXgAAhqiP.jpg
The Nation's Capital
The books down the centre of the table
Gillard is made a Professor at Kings College
Lady-class Ferries https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady-class_ferry
Police above Attorney General https://twitter.com/ShoebridgeMLC/status/771211859932225537
The Tromp Affair
Bananaland and Crocland
Killing wildlife in Hamilton Island http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-05/wildlife-culls-permitted-hamilton-island-whitsundays/7814286
"Last nights women's game between the @westernbulldogs & @melbournefc was the biggest Sat @7AFL night ratings game of the year #amazing"