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 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 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 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 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 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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