Category Archives: sock puppets

Mental health funding

Sane Australia and other organisations are making good use of social media at the moment, in their drive for funding. It was well timed alongside Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley calling for integrated mental health care in Australia. The health … Continue reading

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Easter message

For the past few days I’ve been offline, playing in the garden here at ‘the ashram.” It’s such a lovely old place, that’s how I’ve started thinking about it. High Summer is gone, taking the burning heat with it and … Continue reading

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Check

The CIA got rid of Gough. And who knows what happened to Fraser, who checked out unexpectedly as he was organising a new Party.  Gillard had to fly home from trade talks that came a bit early. Abbott has three … Continue reading

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TPP and International trade warfare

It was with some amusement that I viewed John Oliver’s episode about the practises of Big Tobacco. Namely, one Philip Morris International. For some years now I’ve boycotted PMI and its subsidiaries. Of which there are many.   For those … Continue reading

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Remembrance

Well I hope you died quick and I hope you died clean. Unlike those who will stand on IEDs in Afghanistan or Iraq, in service to Halliburton, and live the rest of their lives with no legs or under bridges … Continue reading

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At war. With the right sort of Muslims.

Well, will you look at that. Amanda Vanstone has written an article for The Age. The title is Fanatics, not Muslims, are our enemy. How interesting, you say to yourself, knowing that Our Amanda is an Atheist. And she served … Continue reading

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Kevin Andrews’ cowardly attack on disabled is motivated by religious money grubbing.

In recent days Australia’s Minister for Social Services has made yet another attack on the poorest and most marginalised people in the country. If you’ve been reading the news you’ll recall that these attacks began back before Christmas, when cuts … Continue reading

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Paramedic protest Stat!

All the ambulances around here are currently decorated with political graffiti. This one is about paramedics being taken to court by the State Government, (Yes we’re looking at you Denis Napthine) to keep them from talking to the media about … Continue reading

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Legalise cannabis so we don’t have to cut pensions

Kevin Andrews is talking about kicking 20,000 people off disability in Australia. Let’s leave aside for the moment that these are 20,000 people whose lives are already so fucked up that they are disabled. They live with stigma and symptoms … Continue reading

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March in March

Despite Rupert Murdoch and Tony Abbott apparently spending the day with their fingers in their ears singing “LAlalalala!” The rest of Australia knew what was going on. I’ll let them speak for themselves. Here’s Senator Ludlam offering a qualified invitation … Continue reading

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