Nina Simone once sang about Baltimore, “It’s hard just to live.”
When you’re at your most idealistic and optimistic (i.e. just as the coffee kicks in) don’t you dream of a society in which just some of the low-hanging fruit was picked?
If the $400 million Gallipo-fest wasn’t enough oi-oi-oi for ya, we now have a tsunami of selective sorrow and outrage for Australians executed in Indonesia. There’s no part of all this that isn’t sickening.
Let’s face it, if you want a fight between the monarchy and the workers, you want our side to come out on top right? Never forget that May Day actually means something.
Now that the Australian government forces telcos and ISPs to retain your data, you need to understand what’s at stake and what the tech is. You need to act on this.
Even if you think that you're the kind of person who does not have things to hide, just living in a world where you think you're being watched and recorded it changes your behavior from being a free individual.
In a world-class display, JB has toppled world champion eye-roller Liz Lemon, in what judges say was an extraordinarily difficult ‘eyeroll-headshake..
As someone who lives with small children, it’s shocking when you realise that most kids books still imply that 85% of Earth’s fauna is male and that boy stuff matters more than girl stuff. Luckily, they’ll grow up to realise there’s more to the story.
Ok everyone, it’s serious. We need direct action: the data is in and these LNP brain farts are going to kill us all!
Hey bro, come here. Just wanna check something with you. You know that sexism isn’t just about consciously undermining/objectifying/underpaying/publicly ridiculing women right?
Time to move on from the online petition and email campaign; sometimes it’s ok to take the low road.
Now they’re coming for our meta-data… whatever that it is…
Wow, it really is just Team Australia and the Saudis in la-la land.
“Ah fixed it, ahm a fixer”.
Finally, our big brothers at GCHQ/NSA have decided to protect us against ourselves… by stealing the ecryption keys to our SIM cards. Phew!
Hmmm… wonder if Abbott has noticed the joint Iraqi-Iranian forces getting closer to retaking Tikrit from IS… without requesting assistance from the US and Team Australia?
Do we have enough flags? ok? go.
As many have noted, Tone has really upped the prime-ministerial flags in his pursuit of ‘good government’ (sic). Hawke and Keating didn’t need any, Howard waved a couple and Rudd-Gillard kept them… but Abbott has taken it to the next-next level.