26 December, 2015

Thinking of linking

This week I have been mostly reading...


'Even God can’t help you here': Nauru refugees describe a life devoid of hope

Former PM Tony Abbott hints he will be staying in politics

Roy Morgan illegally locked out of premises at 401 Collins St by Impact Investment Group 

The stoner sloth campaign is genius – if it's intended for people who already hate marijuana

Eddie McGuire’s late-night text messages

Pyne urged radio host to stop Xenophon

NBN to pay Telstra to fix telco's copper network

The tricky politics of Sunday penalty rates for Malcolm Turnbull

How do a third of the top Australian companies pay no tax?

State finally tries to fix myki's fare mess

Former ACTU boss Martin Ferguson backs cuts to 'excessive' penalties - Isn't it funny how those who think people should work on the Sabbath without any additional incentive are the same people who say we can't have marriage equality because Judeo-Christian heritage?

AGL 'misled' customers on discounts, SA court told it will pay $785k compensation

Western Australia faces $39 billion in debt 

The year of deep obsessions and the deep state

The 2015 Crikeys: Arsehat, Person of the Year and Sexiest Pollies are …

Jimmy Carter Announces Grandson's Death at Sunday Sermon

Trump flaunts mutual fandom with Putin - Riddle me this, patriots: What if Obama had been heartily endorsed by Putin?

I’m Ashamed Republicans Represent My Country

Can you tell the difference between Donald Trump and a tub of butter?

Reagan's Daughter: My Dad Would Be 'So Appalled' By GOP Presidential Candidates 

Donald Trump is conning us all: The man believes in nothing but his own will to power

15 Fundamental Differences Between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards says he'll remove work requirements for food stamps

9 Maps That Show How Completely Bizarre Your Christmas Eve Weather Will Be

TSA Moves to Make Ineffective Body Scanners Mandatory

Why Obama Must Reach Out to Angry Whites - I'm really not sure about this. Sounds a bit like saying feminists need to reach out to scared, butthurt men.

Donald Trump leads an insane white cult — and Pat Buchanan just explained how it works

Schwarzenegger: I don’t give a **** if we agree about climate change.

Top Military Lawyer: Army Bowed to Republican Political Pressure in Court-Martialing Bowe Bergdahl

Muslims Shield Christians In Bus Attack - Why don't you ever hear about....

Elon Musk: A Carbon Tax Is the Only Way to End World's Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Baristas Lay Down The Hard Truths Every Coffee Drinker Needs To Hear

People Aren't Smart Enough for Democracy to Work, Scientists Say - It's an iffy site and I don't like anything that states "scientists say," but an interesting theory

Mornings With Eileen 

Legendary Punk Club CBGB to Become a Restaurant at Newark Airport - Vandalism!

Interview: Lynn Goldsmith, AKA Will Powers

You’ll Be Outraged at How Easy It Was to Get You to Click on This Headline

BBC 'shelves' Panorama exposé of Comic Relief

Fatphobia and Jessica Jones

Disney is making a fortune and safeguarding its future by buying childhood, piece by piece

Ordinary Computers Will Be Safe From Hacking By A Quantum Computer - Um... yeah, sure!

Australian government tells citizens to turn off two-factor authentication - What could possibly go wrong?

The birth of the web

What would happen if you fell into a black hole?

Why String Theory Is Not A Scientific Theory

Clive James, in the face of death

Artists and authors pick the PM's summer reading list

Muslims love Jesus, too: 6 things you didn’t know about Jesus in Islam

The controversy of red velvet cake

Humour and satire:
8 Alarming Things In Facebook’s User Policy You Had No Idea You Agreed To

I got stupid on me and now I'm wiping it off on you:
In defence of George Pell - Vanstone in concern-troll mode. I'm Catholic and Pell has a lot of questions to answer.

Anti-Islam Senate candidate claims she is being discriminated against by bosses - This is Australia. We don't discriminate against people because of their beli... oh, hang on...

The least boring photo on my camera roll:

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