Monthly Archives: June 2011

Reality TV Show proposal on climate change

Why not have a TV Show called “Hot Potatoes”? It could be a tarted up and demented game of pass the parcel, where the parcel is a ticking time bomb labeled “ climate change.” Panelists would include a politician, a … Continue reading

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Everybody hates a tourist…

There’s a must-read article at “Transition US” about “intellectual consumerism” – people who turn up at (environmental) meetings and consider themselves activists because they, um, turn up at meetings. It’s a brilliant piece (hat-tip to Leavergirl). For the time poor, … Continue reading

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TV screens you can’t switch off…

So, somewhere between 1984 and Farenheit 451. The future, until the Pending Ecological Debacle kicks in, is going to be wall-to-wall moving images… Phones to control more connected world Brian Corrigan, Australian Financial Review 31 May 2011 One other likely … Continue reading

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Google Plus cartoon

This is hilarious. (original here)

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The case for ‘loose coordination’ by a non-secret Secretariat

Or “Is it possible to get/keep people involved in social movements without expecting them to come to soul-sucking meetings?” I don’t know, but it had better be, or we are all really stuffed. Meetings (at least, the many, many that … Continue reading

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FT’s secret agent, on form…

From a column six months back… “Budget isn’t an issue, though they are price-sensitive.” How isn’t that a contradiction in terms? “I’m not quite sure I understand?” was my reply. “They’ve got the money but they don’t want to be … Continue reading

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Alarming emissions of santorum

“There is no such thing as global warming.” Rick Santorum (running for Republican prez nomination)

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Newsflash: Australian media in stupid sexism shocker

Adult women called girls. And the possessions of a man too. In 2011.

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Robust description of reporters!!

They weren’t reporters. I’ve made a study of reporters – they work in all weathers, don’t sleep enough and get a lot of colds. They have flaky skins and bits of tissue stick to their clothes and bulge their pockets. … Continue reading

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Be practical – demand the impossible…

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw And of course the unreasonable woman.

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