so in the interest of balance are we now fed bullshit
i can see your second article justifying climate change deniers - RM
Actually bearded Tim I think Neo-Liberal zealots are closer in spirit to hard-line communists. Both groups are fundamental materialists.
Most of us are being tossed about like corks in their wake. - Dianne
Ever read the bible BB? - Dianne
Islam subjugates all women and treats all women as 2nd class citizens, of far less worth than men. There is no place for these beliefs in our Australian 'Christian' society and they should be resisted at all costs. Of course you have to be careful when speaking of Islam since the most minor perceived slight against their religion, Prophet or 'holy' book almost always invites calls for a swift beheading and/or violent protest. - bb
I think your fiddling the truth a little. Points for a stable government and tighter spending I can agree on. But ending corporate welfare? Bit early to claim that mantle, Gina and co still receive billions in fuel " subsidies". The corporate begging hasn't stopped, it's been stopped in public.
As for softening cross-media ownership laws, I think if your argument for that relies on people worrying about there local rag disappearing then you've failed to learn from recent history.
No industry is safe anymore.
What makes the Herald Sun different from Holden? Or a newspaper journalist different then a blacksmith or a Cartwright?
In a Neocon free market nobody is safe, the well tended parks and sanctuaries turn back into jungle. All we can do is grow some teeth and learn how to hunt again.
I hope you write more articles for this site. I was starting to think it was run by commies ;) - Tim the Beard
Elle - I suspect you find morality and order in the mythological Free Market. That seems to go hand in hand with demands for Small Government.
It makes me laugh.
As far as I see it the ones calling loudest for government to get out of the way are those who are always calling on government assistance. Four and a half billion for the mining industry is not small change.
I take issue with your admiration of the 'tight ship' approach by helms woman Credlin.
Tight ship? In my opinion this government has obfuscated and concealed its agenda which seems to be nothing more than a blind faith in decisions dictated by The Market.
Ah yes but that necessitates becoming a patron of powerful vested interests which in turn support the government. The latest manifestation is the proposed move to further de-regulate mainstream media. That, of course, is being promoted by the very people who will benefit most.
Of course the details are lacking. The ship is too tight to allow information to circulate widely.
It seems too that the findings of the inquiry in the bloodshed in the Manus Island detention centre are to be kept from us. Blinds down!
You may be looking forward to receiving delights from the Abbott government in coming months.
All I feel is disquiet. And why not? My concerns are confirmed every day. - Dianne
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