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Australian media hate Assange
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Australian Media Silent for 407 Days on Julian Assange

The Australian media seems transfixed by events unfolding in the United States. Seemingly addicted to propaganda mainstream outlets like CNN and the Washington Post, they bay for Donald Trump’s blood. Surely, they surmise, the people will not elect him again. This narrow focus sells copy. It won’t change a vote …

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Journalism is in crisis
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Journalism is in crisis and so is democracy

One of the great eyeopeners of the current Covid 19 “crisis” for those of us who still care is the absolute lack of integrity of corporate mainstream media in all Western countries. There seems to be a determination to shape and mould the news to fit a narrative, regardless of …

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Brendan Connell
Fragments of my life
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Brendan Connell and his God

We were good mates I haven’t thought about Brendan Connell for decades. We were mates in primary school, when we both were unequivocal catholics. He was good fun, smart and a better than average sportsperson. We competed fiercely with each other scholastically and in a sporting sense. Occassionally we came …

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where did your dreams go
Fragments of my life
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Where did your dreams go

Where did your dreams go? I’m not talking about last night’s half remembered journey into never land. I’m talking about your real hopes and dreams. The possibilities and endless potential that you saw when you were a child. What happened to them? Can you remember what they were? Do you …

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Deep Purple Mk2
Fragments of my life

The Deep Purple songs that kept me alive

I’ve just about completed my book tentatively titled Postcards from Hell, Snapshots From a Purpled Mind. It’s no epic and is probably self indulgent but its been cathartic for me. Its a series of snapshots of various parts of my life with references to various Deep Purple songs that seemed …

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little league
Fragments of my life

Little league,loss, longing and lessons in life

South Barwon Little League 1971 It seems such a long time ago. Fifty years next year actually, but my mind often strays back to those golden little league days when all that mattered was an hour or so on a Saturday morning. I was only eight (a baby really) when …

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do you sleep well
Musings

What is your state of mind? Do you sleep well?

Hey, I’m glad you stopped by – you’re just the person whose opinon I need right now. Take a seat, grab your favourite beverage and let’s have a little chat. Nothing serious really – I’d just like to take your soul’s temperature. What’s that? You don’t believe in souls? Let’s …

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black dog
Fragments of my life

The Black Dog and Blue Skies

When I was younger…so much younger than today I knew I was in deep trouble with the black dog but I didn’t seek help. I battled on, fighting an unwinnable internal war by self medicating and surrounding myself with as much noise as possible. I feared silence and wanted no …

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Kid Gloves for China

Regardless of what you think of the coronavirus “pandemic,” the situation has certainly brought some issues into focus. Perhaps one of the most interesting issues that is still floating beneath the surface can be broadly categorised as China and its influence. The average person is starting to ask really important …

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When Thinking Becomes An Act of Rebellion

The New York Times recently took time out to ridicule people who questioned the official narrative about Covid-19. I am one of those people and I don’t give a flying frog’s leg for the NYT’s opinion. This is the same publication that clings to the Trump/Russia collusion delusion and has …

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