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Most politics is grey. There are deals done, concessions made and principles compromised. To not know this is to live in fairyland. Read More On Steemit

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yellow vests in France
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Australia’s future is wearing a yellow vest.

As the French yellow vest movement gains strength, the Australian economy will become chained to the Trans Pacific Partnership on the 30th December 2018.   Australians will initially not notice.  They have become lulled into a soporific feel good daze that the free trade mantra induces. When they inevitably awake to …

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Unredacting the FISA Warrants

Much to the consternation of the political establishment and curiously enough, MI6, Donald Trump has threatened more than once to unredact the FISA warrants that were used by the FBI to spy upon his campaign. That’s weird.  You would think that they had something to hide. Spare me the “protecting …

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The latest dose of language destruction (speciesism)

At first I thought this speciesism thing was a joke. There is an article in The Independent quoting academic Shareena Hamzah from Swansea University.  Ms Hamzah foresees a time when the use of traditional idioms like “bring home the bacon” will be taboo. I laughed, and shared the article on …