Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Doors

This is as good an excuse as any to post this vid.

Make sure you have your headphones turned up high.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Fixer Fixed

One of the hallmarks of a corrupt government is its capacity to privatise and sell (or simply allocate) public property and services to cronies.

There is a proud history of these shenanigans in Queensland.

The current administration is moving, quite rapidly, in the same direction. The selling-off of nursing homes is a prime example.

Unfortunately, when this happens, the individuals supported by these services become collateral damage.

This has been turned into a fine art in Pennsylvania, in the USA, by an ex-judge, who put simply, sold juvenile offenders to privately run prisons.

Sounds a bit far-fetched? Well no, he’s been convicted on 12 counts, and put away for 30 years.

I wonder if the prison is privately run. It would be a delicious piece of irony if it was. The market rules, after all.

Couldn’t happen here?

I wouldn’t bet on it – something pretty similar happened not so long ago and the Newman government is doing its level best to neuter the CMC..

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Equality Vs Justice

I never cease to be amazed at the lack of understanding of this basic Australian principle.

H/T Sharon.

Hugh White - Without America

Hugh White is always provocative, and doesn't pull any punches when it comes to criticising current defence policy. In 1995, he was appo...