Politics

ozatheist on December 18th, 2008

I’m sure by now you all know the American government is going to bailout the US car industry? Well here’s the advert for the bailout. TIC click to embiggen – make sure you read the fine print

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ozatheist on December 2nd, 2008

The 7.30 report tonight discussed how the Senate is due to discuss private school funding. A vote is expected in the Senate late tonight on the Government’s controversial $28 billion assistance package for private schools. The Coalition is resisting key elements of the bill, including a national curriculum and public disclosure of the finances of [...]

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ozatheist on November 27th, 2008

A couple of days ago it came to my attention that the AFA’s Atheist Bus Campaign has hit another snag. From the transcript of the Religion Report radio broadcast the other day: … the Atheist Foundation of Australia, who have been refused permission to buy advertising space on public transport. You might have read in [...]

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ozatheist on November 19th, 2008

The Independent Schools Coucil of Australia (ISCA) has threatened to close private schools if the schools funding bill is not passed by Federal Parliament by the end of this year. This is just a scare tactic by the ISCA to bully the government in to handing over money to predominately religious bodies and to try [...]

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ozatheist on November 15th, 2008

Rudd and Gillard continue the Howard toxic legacy of throwing vast amounts of money to tax exempt religious organisations in order to run (or should that be ruin) our education system. Turning what should be a secular system, open to everyone, providing unbiased (religiously) education; into a sectarian education system overseen by organisations with one [...]

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ozatheist on November 12th, 2008

The absolutely ridiculous idea of our ‘so called’ Minister for Communications has featured in the news again. This time, Michael Malone, the managing Director of one of the largest ISPs has agreed to be involved in the trials. But there is a twist, he’s agreed to be involved,  to provide the Government with "hard numbers" [...]

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ozatheist on November 6th, 2008

After hearing all about the American Presidential election yesterday (note to the ABC, the A stands for Australian, not American. LOL), I decided to try and catch up on my blog friends, and some other news. Not surprisingly most of them were discussing the election. However, there were a few exceptions: ———————– LOL Cat Bible [...]

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ozatheist on November 5th, 2008

Well what else is there to talk about? Americans have elected Barack Obama as their next President, but I don’t envy his position. As the ABC says: Senator Obama, 47, will be inaugurated the 44th US president on January 20, 2009, and inherit an economy mired in the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, two [...]

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ozatheist on November 4th, 2008

Americans – VOTE! It’s one simple thing, once every four years. Don’t think that just because Obama will probably win that this is an excuse for you not to vote. Your vote may just be the one that swings the final outcome. If you don’t vote you only have yourself to blame if the outcome [...]

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ozatheist on September 25th, 2008

Republican White House hopeful John McCain has announced he will suspend his presidential campaign to focus on the financial turmoil which has rocked Wall Street and global markets. from abc.net.au

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