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Barnacle Bill

Tony Abbott has asked nervous government MPs to maintain internal discipline in the face of the ABC funding controversy and bad polling, reassuring them he will knock “one or two barnacles off the ship” before Christmas.

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Economic Theory And Policy

Ideologically eyeless in Gaza

We went to see the film, The Green Prince, last night at the Jewish International Film Festival. I have never been so stunned in my life. 644 more words

Philosophical And Speculative

Keane as mustard and Razer sharp

I came across a book the other day with the title, A Short History of Stupid by Bernard Keane and Helen Razer. Not knowing who either of these people were, before committing my $29.95 I thought I would suss out their views by going to the index and seeing what they had to say on global warming, the most certain indicator to me of stupid. 438 more words

Philosophical And Speculative

Interstellar and Super Beings

I saw the recently released movie Interstellar, a science fiction story about humanity’s effort to preserve our species in the face of a future environmental collapse by seeking another planetary home.  118 more words

Books And Movies

Debating Keynesian economics with a Keynesian

We are slowly but ever so surely finding our standard of living slipping away. In spite of all that public spending and the deficits and mounting debt – well actually because of all these things – we are slowing going under. 478 more words

Economic Theory And Policy

The Giller Prize Show

Did you catch the Giller Prize show on the CBC last Monday? The Scotiabank Giller prize is awarded each year for the novel or collection of short stories judged the best Canadian fiction of the year. 544 more words

Effervescent Bubble

Banjo picking in 1897

From the famous lost series of short sound films of banjo whiz Hezekiah Urastus Anderton. I guess the sound was added later.

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