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By Robert Merkel on May 30, 2013
This week’s Four Corners reported that somebody, possibly the Chinese government, stole the plans for ASIO’s new headquarters. For what it’s worth, I don’t doubt for a moment that Chinese intelligence would like a copy of the building plans for […]
By Cat Herding Cabal on May 30, 2013
By Brian on May 29, 2013
On the weekends NewsRadio at times plays programs from Deutsche Welle. This story about a survey of attitudes of Europeans giving their opinions on each other, on Europe and on themselves intrigued me. Turns out there is a funny side […]
By Cat Herding Cabal on May 28, 2013
Time for another Overflow thread.
Overflow threads are set apart for side discussions (especially leeeengthy comments and perennial stoushes), as part of our netiquette system for keeping other threads on-topic.
By Brian on May 27, 2013
1. The scientific consensus remains solid Suzanne Goldenberg in The Guardian has the story. A study led by John Cook of Skeptical Science fame considered the work of some 29,000 scientists published in 11,994 academic papers between 1991 and 2011. […]
By Cat Herding Cabal on May 26, 2013
Since we don’t live by politics alone (I sincerely hope), what else did people get up to this weekend? Join in, share some tales, regulars and lurkers all!
By Cristy on May 25, 2013
[My Constitutional Law is rusty and so this is an attempt to start a conversation, not to make a definite argument on this issue. I really welcome thoughtful debate.] The NSW government has recently issued new ‘Principles for Funding of […]
By Cat Herding Cabal on May 25, 2013
An open thread where, at your weekend leisure, you can discuss anything* you like.
By Brian on May 24, 2013
That’s the title of the Salvation Army’s latest National Economic and Social Impact Survey. Epithets such as “disturbing” and “alarming” are being used. In the light of our unwillingness to pay more tax, you might add “obscene”. One child in […]
By Robert Merkel on May 23, 2013
To the surprise of almost noone, Ford has announced that it’s planning to shut down Australian production in 2016. Ford has been the weakest of the local manufacturers for some time. Nick Gruen – who worked with Hawke government industry […]
By Brian on May 23, 2013
The Courier Mail had quite a good piece. If you want pics the BBC has a gallery or enter Oklahoma tornado at Google images. There are some videos collected here. The Courier Mail has a large photo gallery. Climate Progress […]