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Andrew SIMONTON

Andrew SIMONTON is my sixth great grandfather.  Andrew arrived in Falmouth, ME August of 1718 with his parents and siblings.[1]  He was enumerated in the 1790 U.S. 1,313 more words

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Joe's thought bubble: Allowing Australian workers to access superannuation for housing.

Dullard Treasurer Joe Hockey’s recent thought bubble of allowing Australians to dip into superannuation to buy a home is another attempt by this government to redistribute Australia’s wealth. 232 more words

Australian Politics

The Black Abbot of Puthuum

The Black Abbot of Puthuum

Zobal the Archer and Cushara the pikebearer had been sent on an important mission by their King! Little did they know that they would run into the Black Abbot of Puthuum who was much more than he seemed! 15 more words

Clark Ashton Smith

Mandatory data retention: an attack on the rights and freedoms of every Australian.

Proposed mandatory data retention laws, that will force telecommunications providers to store customer information for a minimum of 2 years, are an attack on the rights and freedoms of every Australian. 611 more words

Australian Politics

A real intergenerational report

The release of the governments highly politicised intergenerational report gives the nation a chance to consider the future. The Abbott government has wasted the opportunity to engage both the opposition and the public in the serious, mature and intellectual debate required to repair the Australian economy. 673 more words

Australian Politics

Better the devil we know: Deadlocked government provides safe harbor

Tony Abbott has apparently avoided the political gallows for another week. Bookmakers are counting their winnings while Labor counts their blessings. Conservatives are in raptures over opinion poll results that seem to show less Australians hate them this week, but it just may be that the political class just does not get the joke. 606 more words

Australian Politics

Labor following Abbott off a cliff on data retention

Tony Abbott, terminally unpopular with both the electorate and his own party, seems to be the only person in Australia that believes his job is safe. 551 more words

Australian Politics