Where does the crisis lie? The bingo of destructive practices..

Ironically, while populationist groups focus attention on the 7 billion, protestors in the worldwide Occupy movement have identified the real source of environmental destruction: not the 7 billion, but the 1 per cent, the handful of millionaires and billionaires who own more, consume more, control more, and destroy more than all the rest of us […]

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October 31st, 2011 by Romana Challans

Skype and Sensibility: Estonia Lives the European Dream – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International

It can’t be this simple, and it isn’t – this is done with austerity and health /welfare budget slashing, but everyone seems to participate, realising it is for the greater good. The Estonians, with little debt, an enthusiastic attitude toward Europe and a stoic approach to austerity measures, are a model EU nation in the midst of […]

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October 23rd, 2011 by Romana Challans

The LlewBlog – Bloggage – Dale Farm.

My goodness. A rational, decent perspective. Astonishing! Ahh Dale Farm, just the mere mention of the name and the machete’s are out. The stream of vile, murderous invective on the #dalefarm Tweet stream had to be read to be believed. Fool that I am I made a comment, well, I was avoiding getting down to […]

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October 20th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Health that isn’t about care, via Deus Ex Malcontent

This is about the broken health lack of care system in the US, where, basically, money means survival. All the riches and ‘freedom’ in the world won’t save your ass if you don’t have access to the right treatment. And when effective medicine isn’t getting out there because the financial incentive isn’t compelling enough, it’s […]

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October 19th, 2011 by Romana Challans

An audience, an audience, my kingdom for an audience – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

An audience, an audience, my kingdom for an audience – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).   Annabel Crabb is one of the preeminent, (and if not the most popular, certainly listed highly among them), voices in political reporting in Australia. Unlike many of her peers, she has embraced the changes the Internet has wrought in […]

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October 19th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Why Baby Boomers Don’t Understand the Protests?

Brilliantly put : The reason baby boomers don’t understand the protesters is because we grew up with all advantages now being denied the younger generation—and it’s left us totally clueless. via Occupy Wall Street: Why Baby Boomers Don’t Understand the Protests – The Daily Beast.

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October 19th, 2011 by Romana Challans

North Korea hunger crisis

While we argue about politics, and mac vs pc, and social networks – let us have a dose of hard, sad reality hit us. People who claim Obama wants a totalitarian state have no damn idea what that really looks like. It looks like this. This is evil.   VIDEO: Footage shows starving N Korea […]

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October 7th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Labor soul searching?

Labor soul searching – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Well, not much soul left, when will the searching stop, and the change begin? I used to be passionate about politics, and believed labour had something to offer, but now, the diference between parties cannot be found in the Large Hadron Collider!  

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October 6th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Politics du jour…Freaky Friday, or women and men in politics

We have a woman PM, Julia Gillard.. We have on, not as shiny Caribou Barbie, aka Sarah Palin, (cynically bought in to try to gain the disaffected Hillary Clinton voter base, when Obama won nomination), butwon the role as an outstanding politician (come on, no matter weter you like or dislike her, everyone HAS to concede […]

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June 24th, 2010 by Romana Challans

Support Gizmodo’s Campaign For Kate Lundy As IT Minister | Lifehacker Australia

Gizmodo wants to get rid of Senator Stephen Conroy (well, who doesn’t), and suggests the rather better suited for the job Kate Lundy….I know, someone with some tech savvy, bit weird, but hey, it this crazy idea might just work!! Support Gizmodo’s Campaign For Kate Lundy As IT Minister | Lifehacker Australia. Related articles by […]

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June 23rd, 2010 by Romana Challans