Politics

ozatheist on August 7th, 2008

Being a bit lazy, but the links have some interesting videos to watch: Friendly Atheist asks “who’s in the wrong?” MGK has the Paris Hilton video (no not “that” one!) in which she acquits herself very well. Having a swipe at McCain using her in an anti Obama advert. Sean has a clip of “The [...]

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ozatheist on July 6th, 2008

Due to a serious personal crisis, I have had neither the time, energy or inclination to blog, or comment on other blogs and forums. Writing this is a struggle in itself, but I thought you deserved a reason for my absence. I apologise to my loyal readers and anyone who comments here, especially any comments [...]

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ozatheist on April 23rd, 2008

Clinton threatens to ‘obliterate’ Iran if Israel attacked. That is the headline I heard twice this morning, and I thought to myself “what makes Israel so f###in’ important?”. Looking at the ABC news web site, I found this article which opens with the line: Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has threatened to “obliterate” Iran if [...]

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ozatheist on February 20th, 2008

Got an interesting email today regarding my submission to the ABS for changes to the religion question in Census 2011. This is the full text of the message: Dear Census Client Mr Brian Pink, the Australian Statistician, recently highlighted to the government that the ABS budget situation for 2008-09 and beyond involved insufficient funds to [...]

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ozatheist on February 14th, 2008

Well, that was a big day in Australia’s history yesterday. The Australian Government finally apologised to the indigenous community for the Stolen Generations. I’m sure there are going to be lots of news sites, blogs and forums discussing this, and from responses I’ve already seen, it’s going to be a hot topic for a while.  [...]

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ozatheist on February 11th, 2008

The SMH has been headlining the weekend news with stories of taxpayers over funding private schools to the tune of $2b (yes, that is two Billion dollars). As if that isn’t bad enough, it turns out that some of this money is going to schools which teach Creationism and/or Intelligent Design! Sean the Blogonaut has [...]

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ozatheist on February 1st, 2008

AS reported at Secular Student Alliance, MySpace has deleted a major atheist group from their site, apparently after complaints from religious groups: Social networking site, MySpace.com, panders to religious intolerants by deleting atheist users, groups and content. Early this month, MySpace again deleted the Atheist and Agnostic Group (35,000 members). This deletion, due largely to [...]

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ozatheist on January 23rd, 2008

I’m all out of original thoughts today, so here’s a few trackbacks to some blogs I read today: Daylight Atheism – On the Limits of Knowledge Not A Blog – Bad Atheist Responses to Christianity No More Hornets‘ rather silly Presidential campaign I also got around to reading the rest of comments on Sean the [...]

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ozatheist on January 22nd, 2008

At the recent meeting of atheist organisations, Margaret Downey, president of Atheist Alliance International (AAI) suggested holding a conference featuring all of the American atheist organisations. Hemant at Friendly Atheist has an edited transcript of Margaret’s call for a “Unity Conference in 2010″, and has posted his thoughts and called for suggestions. I think this is a great idea, it [...]

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ozatheist on December 7th, 2007

Anyone who has even a mild interest in politics and indigenous affairs, are probably aware that John Howard (ex Australian PM, remember him?) was not very high on most indigenous people’s list of popular people. A small but enthusiastic crowd held a smoking ceremony to observe John Howard’s “political funeral”. Attached are some photos, with [...]

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