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2015-06-28 21:44:39 (47 comments, 8 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Originally via +David Megginson​​ from a long time ago. http://www.mymovieremake.com/breaking-badcanadian-version-healthcare-movie--1128.html

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2015-06-28 21:44:39 (47 comments, 8 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Originally via +David Megginson​​ from a long time ago. http://www.mymovieremake.com/breaking-badcanadian-version-healthcare-movie--1128.html

Most plusones: 52

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2015-06-28 21:44:39 (47 comments, 8 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Originally via +David Megginson​​ from a long time ago. http://www.mymovieremake.com/breaking-badcanadian-version-healthcare-movie--1128.html

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2015-07-02 14:25:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Via +Ed S​

Generate your own Neural Network inspired images with DeepDream

Two weeks ago we blogged about a visualization tool designed to help us understand how neural networks work and what each layer has learned (http://goo.gl/pUfbyH). In addition to gaining some insight on how these networks carry out classification tasks, we found that this process also generated some beautiful art.

Now you can make your own images using an open source IPython notebook, which allows you to choose which layers in the network to enhance, how many iterations to apply and how far to zoom in. Alternatively, different pre-trained networks can be plugged in.

It'll be interesting to see what imagery people are able to generate. If you post images to Google+, Facebook, or Twitter, be sure to tag them with #deepdream so other researchers can check them out too.___Via +Ed S​

2015-07-02 10:31:57 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Why should anyone expect to make money selling software of all things?

Mobile app developers are slowly coming to realise that the apps they write are not worth anything. This shouldn't be controversial but mobile developers have been sold a myth via the app store.

In reality, native apps have no more intrinsic worth than web pages do and web developers stopped trying to sell those forever ago. 

Why should anyone expect to make money selling software of all things?

Mobile app developers are slowly coming to realise that the apps they write are not worth anything. This shouldn't be controversial but mobile developers have been sold a myth via the app store.

In reality, native apps have no more intrinsic worth than web pages do and web developers stopped trying to sell those forever ago. ___

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2015-07-02 10:09:05 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-02 09:24:16 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-02 04:30:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The Internet Revolution

It has been a consistent thesis of mine that the Internet Revolution, which I believe has only just begun, will prove to be in the long run just as transformative as the Industrial Revolution. In other words, it’s not only that we would become more productive; it’s that society as we know it would be fundamentally changed. How, though, hasn’t been entirely clear: if the industrial revolution moved us from subsistence farming in the countryside to factories in cities, where might we go next?

I increasingly believe that it is the sharing economy that is beginning to reveal the answer: a world of commodified trust has significantly less need for much of the infrastructure of modern society, including inefficient sectors like hotels whose primary differentiator is trust, along with the regulatory state dedicated to enforcing that trust. On the other hand,this br... more »

The Internet Revolution

It has been a consistent thesis of mine that the Internet Revolution, which I believe has only just begun, will prove to be in the long run just as transformative as the Industrial Revolution. In other words, it’s not only that we would become more productive; it’s that society as we know it would be fundamentally changed. How, though, hasn’t been entirely clear: if the industrial revolution moved us from subsistence farming in the countryside to factories in cities, where might we go next?

I increasingly believe that it is the sharing economy that is beginning to reveal the answer: a world of commodified trust has significantly less need for much of the infrastructure of modern society, including inefficient sectors like hotels whose primary differentiator is trust, along with the regulatory state dedicated to enforcing that trust. On the other hand, this brave new world has brand new holes through which people can fall: those who have lost trust, or do not have the means to build it. I’m no crazy libertarian; quite the opposite in fact: we need a significantly stronger safety net and a judicial system predicated on arbitration.___

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2015-07-02 03:43:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-02 03:17:34 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

What sort of opposition are we talking about here? The craven, disgusting and worthless opposition led by Bill Shorten, that's what.

I'm not sure what your vision of Australia is, but this certainly isn't mine. What sort of government (and opposition) bans reporting of child abuse? Wouldn't you think they'd be more interested in stopping the abuse than hiding it?___What sort of opposition are we talking about here? The craven, disgusting and worthless opposition led by Bill Shorten, that's what.

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2015-07-01 13:17:27 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Thou shalt honor thy First Amendment
And Satan. Don't forget Satan.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled this morning that the Ten Commandments monument placed on Capitol grounds in 2012 was unconstitutional. The monument will have to be removed, along with the Satanic Temple’s Baphomet monument, placed on the grounds in 2013 as an homage to Satan. What a shame. Where will the children of Oklahoma City go now to worship Satan? 

Thou shalt honor thy First Amendment
And Satan. Don't forget Satan.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled this morning that the Ten Commandments monument placed on Capitol grounds in 2012 was unconstitutional. The monument will have to be removed, along with the Satanic Temple’s Baphomet monument, placed on the grounds in 2013 as an homage to Satan. What a shame. Where will the children of Oklahoma City go now to worship Satan? ___

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2015-07-01 01:43:48 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Actually, I totally believe the questions you got asked about slavery, because I've been on Civil War battlefield tours in the South.

This is a failure of public education that has festered for decades.

h/t +Ben Hibben 

Actually, I totally believe the questions you got asked about slavery, because I've been on Civil War battlefield tours in the South.

This is a failure of public education that has festered for decades.

h/t +Ben Hibben ___

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2015-06-30 23:13:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Start paying attention from the 14th of July onwards.

Start paying attention from the 14th of July onwards.___

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2015-06-30 14:48:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Time for some Kutiman.

Time for some Kutiman.___

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2015-06-30 12:52:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-30 12:12:26 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Labor cannot be trusted to oppose this government. They wouldn't know a principle if it smacked them in the face.

Yep. Labor, just another Liberal party. -> They've dropped any reference to non-refoulement - the principle which protects refugees from being returned to a country where they face harm - from their draft national platform.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/its-the-principle-that-stops-refugees-from-facing-harm-so-why-is-it-absent-from-labors-platform-20150630-gi12py___Labor cannot be trusted to oppose this government. They wouldn't know a principle if it smacked them in the face.

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2015-06-29 13:33:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The Digital Provide: Information (Technology), Market Performance, and Welfare in the South Indian Fisheries Sector

http://www.jstor.org/stable/25098864

Via +Sean Carroll 

The Digital Provide: Information (Technology), Market Performance, and Welfare in the South Indian Fisheries Sector

http://www.jstor.org/stable/25098864

Via +Sean Carroll ___

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2015-06-29 13:30:16 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Retail

Wait for it...... LOL___Retail

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2015-06-29 13:20:58 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

If Europe cannot manage even a small problem like Greece, it will fail as a union.

No monetary union can survive without a political union and that union needs to be under democratic control.

___If Europe cannot manage even a small problem like Greece, it will fail as a union.

No monetary union can survive without a political union and that union needs to be under democratic control.

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2015-06-28 21:44:39 (47 comments, 8 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Originally via +David Megginson​​ from a long time ago. http://www.mymovieremake.com/breaking-badcanadian-version-healthcare-movie--1128.html

Originally via +David Megginson​​ from a long time ago. http://www.mymovieremake.com/breaking-badcanadian-version-healthcare-movie--1128.html___

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2015-06-28 06:10:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

#keepitdown #freebree

#keepitdown #freebree___

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2015-06-28 05:49:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

In case you were unaware, Republicans are fascists.

FTA: "The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body. If we want to save some money lets just get rid of the court."

Translation: I love America so much I want to destroy one of its branches of government. Elect me president!___In case you were unaware, Republicans are fascists.

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2015-06-28 05:47:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

In fact the original name for these people was "Liberal".

___In fact the original name for these people was "Liberal".

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2015-06-28 03:31:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Background:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-25/heads-should-roll-at-abc-says-tony-abbott/6572688

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #abcaustralia  

+ABC Australia 

Background:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-25/heads-should-roll-at-abc-says-tony-abbott/6572688

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #abcaustralia  

+ABC Australia ___

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2015-06-28 03:30:12 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

privilege

privilege___

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2015-06-28 01:29:05 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Ha!

+CNN, you dumb motherfuckers.___Ha!

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2015-06-28 00:15:35 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

At OZ Comic Con, Melbourne.

At OZ Comic Con, Melbourne.___

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2015-06-27 09:19:44 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Glenn Greenwald on how big this change is and how much of a shift has happened in public opinion in only a few years.

Today’s Court Ruling, Though Expected, is Still Shocking — Especially for Those Who Grew Up LGBT in the U.S.

Glenn Greenwald on how big this change is and how much of a shift has happened in public opinion in only a few years.

Today’s Court Ruling, Though Expected, is Still Shocking — Especially for Those Who Grew Up LGBT in the U.S.___

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2015-06-27 03:44:14 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

It begins.

It begins.___

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2015-06-27 03:41:18 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

As +Steve Thomas​ says: "It says much about Tony that people's first reaction is to think it's true. :)"

Meanwhile, in Australia ....___As +Steve Thomas​ says: "It says much about Tony that people's first reaction is to think it's true. :)"

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2015-06-27 03:35:51 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Does Labor serve any purpose other than to rubber stamp the Abbott government’s decisions and wait for their turn to be in power?

Labor, your gutlessness is being noticed and noted. You can wait as long as you want for your turn in government but while you stay completely fucked, you may end up missing your chance.

Fucking spineless.

What a bunch of maggots. You are all complicit and unlike Andrew Wilkie, I do hold you responsible. Arguing 'party rules' on something so reprehensible is not an excuse.


#LNP   #Auspol   #ALP  ___Does Labor serve any purpose other than to rubber stamp the Abbott government’s decisions and wait for their turn to be in power?

Labor, your gutlessness is being noticed and noted. You can wait as long as you want for your turn in government but while you stay completely fucked, you may end up missing your chance.

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2015-06-27 03:23:03 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

These things are dangerous. Please return yours to its manufacturer as soon as possible.

Topical___These things are dangerous. Please return yours to its manufacturer as soon as possible.

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2015-06-26 23:51:09 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

While Labor continues to fail to lead, the Greens are doing precisely that. Unfortunately Labor is still positioning itself as the natural "alternative government" which will most likely retake control in one two to three elections from now. In the meantime, they are playing the "small target" strategy and avoiding direct confrontation with the government at every point. It is also far from clear whether the "alternative government" actually opposes the draconian laws Abbott is putting in place. Only the Greens have articulated clearly how bad this government really is and why this country is being taken in the wrong direction.

Of course the Greens are still a small party of only 10,000 members and only poll around 10% nationally. They have the luxury that not being considered the alternative government brings. It allows them the freedom to express actual... more »

Background:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-25/heads-should-roll-at-abc-says-tony-abbott/6572688

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #scottludlam   #abcaustralia  

+ABC Australia ___While Labor continues to fail to lead, the Greens are doing precisely that. Unfortunately Labor is still positioning itself as the natural "alternative government" which will most likely retake control in one two to three elections from now. In the meantime, they are playing the "small target" strategy and avoiding direct confrontation with the government at every point. It is also far from clear whether the "alternative government" actually opposes the draconian laws Abbott is putting in place. Only the Greens have articulated clearly how bad this government really is and why this country is being taken in the wrong direction.

Of course the Greens are still a small party of only 10,000 members and only poll around 10% nationally. They have the luxury that not being considered the alternative government brings. It allows them the freedom to express actual principles. They are far from reaching the point of replacing Labor but that doesn't mean they are powerless.

There's election talk in the air. Labor is not going to win the next election and with a second term the Abbott government will feel vindicated. The gloves will come off and their real legislative agenda will begin in earnest.

It is imperative that the government not be allowed to control the Upper House. It is essential that the Senate is not left to a duopoly of Liberals and Labor (the ALP can not be trusted to oppose the government on important legislation). Only the Greens can oppose the government and block reactionary legislation. We need the Greens to take back the balance of power and to keep it.

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2015-06-26 14:46:22 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I'm inclined to say it's a government "with strongly authoritarian tendencies bordering on the fascistic".

That said probably the key characteristic of the Abbott government is that it is made up of second-rate people. The fact that they are in power at all is proof that Australia is facing a systemic crisis. 

Is the Abbott Government fascist?

TL;DR: Yes.___I'm inclined to say it's a government "with strongly authoritarian tendencies bordering on the fascistic".

That said probably the key characteristic of the Abbott government is that it is made up of second-rate people. The fact that they are in power at all is proof that Australia is facing a systemic crisis. 

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2015-06-26 12:53:53 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Sharing every single fascist parallel post I see.

Godwin all the things!!!

via +Chris Anderson 

THE 21ST CENTURY STENCH OF TONY ABBOTT FASCISM.
Photo by Tony Abbott - Is he the most corrupt MP Australia ever had?___Sharing every single fascist parallel post I see.

Godwin all the things!!!

via +Chris Anderson 

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2015-06-26 08:52:45 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

As +Emlyn O'Regan​ says:

Aussies: Possible early election coming. Labor's dead in the water. Frustrated, don't know what to do? Go with the Greens. At a minimum we need them holding the balance of power in the Senate.

ok sweethearts. I know not everyone's heart is sinking at the prospect of a second term of Tony. So this is just for the folks who are. The bleeding heart lefties. I read an important article that says a second term is a mandate - always has been in Australia. You think Tone has been destructive and dangerous in his first term... just wait. If the prospect of what that might mean frightens and dismays you, but you feel powerless and pointless, and you've lost faith in the ALP - please consider supporting the greens. I joined them a while ago, and contribute a monthly amount. I think they aren't perfect, and they are well green (in terms of experience). But they are the best option I can think of, and it's something I can do. I mean, how well is the ALP doing for Australia now? Are they strong, are they proud? Do they stand for something, something that makes sense for the present and the future,? Do they have a vision to inspire and unite people? To bring out the best in Australian people so we can be proud of who we are and how we tread on our planet, and its inhabitants? Hmmm? Without the possibility of party  that appeals to compassion, intelligence, responsibility to get behind, Australia is vulnerable to appeals to fear and hatred and jingoism and the terrible devices and mesages being used to take us down a dark dark path. So what can we do? Pray that the ALP finds some grit? Pray that the LNP changes its mind about the direction it's heading? I feel it.  I feel like at some stage it will become risky to post things like this. At the moment it's still legal. I don't know how long that lasts. So here we are. This is an email I got this morning. I'm going to give them money. Will you?

Dear Jodie
You’ve probably heard by now that Prime Minister Abbott’s Chief of Staff, Peta Credlin, sent an email to Liberal MPs offering them a chance to have a photograph with the Prime Minister for electorate materials.
That email has filled Parliament House with speculation about an early election.
And — let’s be clear — journalists and politicians will always speculate. But what we know is that the Government has whipped up fear in public about national security, the Labor Party has taken a beating the polls, and the Government has a double-dissolution trigger in place.
I want us to be ready whatever happens. It's looking increasingly likely that we could in fact be preparing for Team 2015 — will you make an end of financial year donation so we can lock in our advertising in PM Abbott calls a snap election?
We’re five days out from the end of the financial year. Will you make an end-of-financial-year donation that will go straight into our election fund — so if a snap election is called we can lock in our advertising immediately?
In the first 20 minutes after an election is called, we’re going to need the cash to lock in our ad buys. That’s how it works — fast.
To be honest, this week has been appalling.
Our Renewable Energy Target was slashed, the government rammed through legislation to bypass the High Court’s ruling on its detention centres and the government has launched its latest dog-whistle attack on citizenship.
There is too much at stake this election for us not to be ready. That's why I am asking you to join Team 2015 (or 2016) today.
Please, donate now.
Thank you for making our party great,
Richard Di Natale.
PS: It could all be speculation. But this government is destroying everything we care about, and I don’t want us to risk not being prepared. If you can, please make an end of financial year election donation » http://greens.org.au/early-election.___As +Emlyn O'Regan​ says:

Aussies: Possible early election coming. Labor's dead in the water. Frustrated, don't know what to do? Go with the Greens. At a minimum we need them holding the balance of power in the Senate.

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2015-06-26 04:28:35 (25 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-26 04:20:48 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Seems pretty useful.

Mostly for +rone.___Seems pretty useful.

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2015-06-26 02:53:59 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"The funding was rushed through Parliament today, with support from Labor."

"The funding was rushed through Parliament today, with support from Labor."___

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2015-06-25 23:21:49 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This is an example of "hissy fit" strategy used to shut down debate on critical issues. Conservatives love to go nuts about sideshows like this and they get so easily horrified and offended as a deliberate tactic and as a way of attacking the venue of debate rather that the arguments directly.

If you watch the actual show (still on ABC iView) rather than just listen to the theatrical fainting spell hammed up for the press by the prime minister, you'd see a frank discussion on substantive and important issues.

Zaky Mallah may well be a bigot and a zealot but I saw nothing wrong with having him on the show. If he had kept his comments on topic rather than giving the government ministers present more ammunition then his earlier points would have held more weight.

Instead we have the spectacle of the government clutching their pearls and calling for the smelling... more »

“The ABC is clearly Australian, it’s on the side of Australia.”

Stuff it in your pipe, Teeny tiny tony.___This is an example of "hissy fit" strategy used to shut down debate on critical issues. Conservatives love to go nuts about sideshows like this and they get so easily horrified and offended as a deliberate tactic and as a way of attacking the venue of debate rather that the arguments directly.

If you watch the actual show (still on ABC iView) rather than just listen to the theatrical fainting spell hammed up for the press by the prime minister, you'd see a frank discussion on substantive and important issues.

Zaky Mallah may well be a bigot and a zealot but I saw nothing wrong with having him on the show. If he had kept his comments on topic rather than giving the government ministers present more ammunition then his earlier points would have held more weight.

Instead we have the spectacle of the government clutching their pearls and calling for the smelling salts. We now have supporters of both government and opposition opting for "safety" over freedom (and deserving neither).

The ABC has nothing to apologise for.

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2015-06-25 11:51:50 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Via +Satyr Icon​

___Via +Satyr Icon​

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2015-06-25 11:44:15 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Who are the terrorists? They are the ones who make their living by terrorising the public. In Australia, of course, that means the government. 

Who are the terrorists? They are the ones who make their living by terrorising the public. In Australia, of course, that means the government. ___

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2015-06-25 08:28:03 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

This is the only dual citizen who should be stripped of his Australian passport.

This is the only dual citizen who should be stripped of his Australian passport.___

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2015-06-25 08:20:40 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Why on earth should we grant these powers to a minister of this wretched and incompetent government? Do the citizens of this country value their citizenship so little that they would allow it to become a plaything of this authoritarian goon?

People who break the laws of this country should be tried in an Australian court and sentenced to spend time in an Australian jail. Their citizenship should never be in question. This government is crossing a line here and the opposition is too stupid to prevent it.

These fascists need to go.

A couple of interesting points from "strip citizenship from the child for what the parents do" thing that LNP is going for, and the LNP-in-exile (I mean, "ALP") will second, doubtlessly.

(1) What if the child's biological parents were both born-and-bred Australians for the last 20-thousand years ... and the kid was adopted? Or 100 years? Or surrogate? Or donated gametes?

(2) If the argument is that such steps are needed, without judges, because we are in a situation akin to war, when normal rules don't apply, then the behaviour of punishing someone for the "crimes" of another falls into the category of "collective punishment", which, in war, is regarded as a war crime.

Indeed, article 33 of the 4th geneva convention prohibits this, and lumps it with terrorism.

"Article 33. No persons may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited."

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jun/24/children-may-lose-australian-citizenship-under-proposed-legislation

#AusPolitics  ___Why on earth should we grant these powers to a minister of this wretched and incompetent government? Do the citizens of this country value their citizenship so little that they would allow it to become a plaything of this authoritarian goon?

People who break the laws of this country should be tried in an Australian court and sentenced to spend time in an Australian jail. Their citizenship should never be in question. This government is crossing a line here and the opposition is too stupid to prevent it.

These fascists need to go.

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2015-06-24 22:33:25 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

This is what freedom looks like when the party of "free enterprise" gets into power. A series of draconian, disproportional and asymmetric laws with obligations, restrictions and regulations on ordinary citizens.

Freedom has never been about, you know, actual freedom. "Freedom" for proprietarians means freedom only for property rights holders (which these days means immortal corporations that can write legislation). Consumers should expect no rights, no concept of fair use and no hope of appeal or legal remedy.

Via +mary jo dodd​​​​​​

This is what freedom looks like when the party of "free enterprise" gets into power. A series of draconian, disproportional and asymmetric laws with obligations, restrictions and regulations on ordinary citizens.

Freedom has never been about, you know, actual freedom. "Freedom" for proprietarians means freedom only for property rights holders (which these days means immortal corporations that can write legislation). Consumers should expect no rights, no concept of fair use and no hope of appeal or legal remedy.

Via +mary jo dodd​​​​​​___

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2015-06-24 04:28:42 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-23 14:28:12 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?

Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?___

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2015-06-23 13:47:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

John Quiggin says that there is good reason to be optimistic that we can stabilise greenhouse gases to 450ppm.

John Quiggin says that there is good reason to be optimistic that we can stabilise greenhouse gases to 450ppm.___

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2015-06-23 12:29:59 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Which side am I on? Certainly not yours, Tony.

I thought we had a right to be bigots, Tony.

Or is only your bigotry allowed?

We learned several things from the interaction of Ciobo and Mallah last night:
1) Sometimes, people are just hateful dickheads.
2) The Liberal Party's platform is to exile people for being dickheads.
3) The Liberal Party thinks that laws and courts are inconveniences, and that being found not guilty "on a technicality" doesn't count. No, Minister Ciobo, what that means is that he technically wasn't guilty of those crimes. He plead guilty to being a dickhead, he served time for being a dickhead, and he's still a dickhead. But if being a dickhead was a crime, the IPA would be a criminal organisation.*

(* But then, the Union movement is to Labor what the IPA is to the Libs, and they are trying to discredit and outlaw the unions, so maybe that's not a reductio ad absurdam, but another canary in the coalmine...)

And we can also infer 4) the Liberals don't think they'll ever be out of power, for a Labor minister (or, God forbid, a Green minister) to have this power over them.


You want freedom of speech unfettered? This is what it looks like. Your immediate response to it reveals who you are: hypocritical cowards. Your response the following day reveals even more: you are fascists, who would outlaw even allowing an opposing view to be heard.

In other news, they passed a law to firewall off the internet yesterday. Because "piracy", ostensibly.___Which side am I on? Certainly not yours, Tony.

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2015-06-21 23:38:09 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The Angry Pixie is on the warpath again. This time he wants to gut the state school system and set up a preferential arrangement for private schools.

Clearly he wants to drive a stake through the heart of what is left of egalitarian Australia and best way to do that is to create a two speed education system. He doesn't want the state system to be as good as the private system. This is quite clear from his statements about having an "emotional commitment" to private schools.

Basically, he wants to reboot the old class system.

The radical conservative ideology of this government represents an multilevel threat to this country. They represent an out of control elite that needs to be opposed strenuously. 

The Angry Pixie is on the warpath again. This time he wants to gut the state school system and set up a preferential arrangement for private schools.

Clearly he wants to drive a stake through the heart of what is left of egalitarian Australia and best way to do that is to create a two speed education system. He doesn't want the state system to be as good as the private system. This is quite clear from his statements about having an "emotional commitment" to private schools.

Basically, he wants to reboot the old class system.

The radical conservative ideology of this government represents an multilevel threat to this country. They represent an out of control elite that needs to be opposed strenuously. ___

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2015-06-21 21:26:46 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

As +Craig Froehle​ commented on the original post:

He's not even abiding by the FBI's official definition:

"Domestic terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:
- Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
- Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and
- Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.

Per Roof's own words, his act was meant to intimidate a civilian population. I expect a "clarification" from the FBI sooner rather than later reversing his personal opinion.

"I don’t see it as a political act."

THEN WHAT DO YOU SEE AS A POLITICAL ACT?___As +Craig Froehle​ commented on the original post:

He's not even abiding by the FBI's official definition:

"Domestic terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:
- Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
- Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and
- Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.

Per Roof's own words, his act was meant to intimidate a civilian population. I expect a "clarification" from the FBI sooner rather than later reversing his personal opinion.

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