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Graphical Manipulations #57: Children, Crosses, Kamikaze Republicans, That Rat, And Speaking Hypothetically!


Well, another week of non-governing by our beloved Tony ‘Jubya’ Abbott has passed by and, entirely as expected, there has been no CRITICAL BUDGET EMERGENCY, nor a SOVEREIGN BORDER INVASION, nor MUCH ATALL REALLY!  We have, however, had some indications … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #53: Presidents, Weaponry, Lies, Swearing Ins, Rats And Damn, Damn Damn!


Another week has come, and gone!  And the chase to find something worthy of comment in a media unfrenzy becomes increasingly difficult as the post election frentics collapse into a post-coital like exhaustion and recovery fag! (Oh! Sorry! I understand … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #36: Futility, Earners, Cows, Elevenses, Enumerations And That Bloody Rat!


Browsing through the media, not of our fair shores, done mainly to get away from the perpetual bias, hyperbole and parochialism of my countries mainstream media is undertaken to find out what is happening in the rest of the world.  … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #33: Leftovers, TV Interviews, Dud Jets, Dud Gents & Portents!


Apparently, Australians have ‘switched off’ from the political toing and froing with more than a third having ‘little’ or ‘no interest’ in the forthcoming election.  Well it is four months away! And, in the national survey by Melbourne University, (so … Continue reading

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Food For Thought #19: Democracy, Democracy! Wherefore Art Thou Democracy?


It was Thomas Jefferson who said: ‘The price of freedom is eternal vigilance’.  Given what we see happening elsewhere and in Australia these days it might be better rephrased as: ‘The price of real democracy is eternal vigilance’.  And vigilance … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #12: Horses, Rumour, Corruption & Prophecy


In the week where that great Federal Parliament of Australia is in recess, and the wind sighs gently through the empty Parliament House car park, the empty offices, and the empty promises, there’s not a great deal of angst and … Continue reading

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En Passant #8: Climate Change, Sceptics & Conspiracy Theories!


The news just keeps coming on the effects of climate change doesn’t it?  And the sceptics continue to maintain a head in the sand stance as the bleeding obvious  becomes ‘bleedingly obvious’ and the weight of evidence just grows and … Continue reading

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