06 June, 2015

Thinking of Linking

This week I have been mostly reading...

Greens slam Labor’s gay marriage bill

Asylum seeker boat crashes onto reef after being turned back by Australian ship: Indonesian police

Returning terrorists can reveal the horrors of IS with more credibility than anyone else. So why strip their citizenship? "A secular act of excommunication." Waleed nails it. Again.

Tony Abbott: Is he the “selfie” Prime Minister?

Kirribilli House lifestyle blinds Tony Abbott to the cost of Australia's housing bubble

Rain on Uluru a stunning sight for lucky tourists

The Melbourne teenager going to school while living under a bridge

Doctors say Nauru refugee boy could be disabled without urgent surgery on arm One day, there will be a Royal Commission into this.

Political advantage matters more than policy success to governments in trouble 

Wayne Swan's focus on wages

Doctors and teachers gagged under new immigration laws  Remember all that guff about free speech? Well, funny story... 

Open Call for 33 1/3 Proposals 2015

David Bowie's 40 Greatest Songs - As Decided By NME And Friends

Noel Gallagher: 'If Paul McCartney writes an Oasis comeback single, then we'll talk'

How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality? I have to admit, I only got 2 out of 6.

Is it really brave to face the world from a position of wealth and material comfort? This pretty much nails how I feel about the whole Caitlyn Jenner thing.

Love locks are the shallowest, stupidest, phoniest expression of love ever – time to put a stop to it

Hexadecimal in a Binary World

This Tiny Self-Folding Origami Robot can Walk, Swim and Degrade

Celebrating Oliver Sacks' romantic science and a life now ending

Humour and satire:
Nation Shudders At Large Block Of Uninterrupted Text

I got stupid on me and I need to wipe it off on you:
Man raises eyebrows carrying rifle through Atlanta Airport

Santorum Wants The Pope To Back Off Talking About Climate Science

Despite leaks, citizenship wrangle a fillip for fragile Abbott Of course it is. Run along.

Coalition says kidnap risk means wealthy need tax reporting exemptions Seriously? This is their best argument? Surely any competent kidnapper would just pick anyone who qualified for the exemption.

Promoted to an impossible job as Premier, Joan Kirner made tough decisions 

Joan Kirner never given credit for starting reforms

The least boring photo on my camera roll:
My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, 31 May

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