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Captive Of The System from The Outsider

February 14, 2011 |

Why do we no longer have leaders that can lead?

On the day of his inauguration, Barack Obama ordered the cessation of new military trials at Guantanamo Bay. Two years later that order is about to be lifted as the … Read More

We Are The 99% from The Outsider

January 14, 2011 |

It’s worth reflecting as we follow the Wall Street occupation and similar spontaneous events round the world that the recent grounding of Qantas by its CEO is yet another example of the contestable behaviour of the 1%. The right to … Read More

Polly Speak

October 15, 2010 |

You may have noticed how often Julia Gillard the Australian PM likes to indicate that we are going to tell the ‘Australian people’ just how it is so that there can be no doubt that her election policy views are … Read More

Where’s the Agenda?

June 15, 2010 |

It’s hard to fathom a more lack-lustre political conversation than that surrounding the upcoming Federal election in Australia. There is of course an agenda about which the election should be being fought. Afghanistan (withdrawing from an unwinnable war); ‘local’ warming … Read More

Consuming Passion- From The Outsider

March 15, 2010 |

Do words denote meaning or does meaning denote words? If I don’t have a word for something, does it exist? Or must I have the word first to bring it into being?

The word ‘consumer’ is first noted in 1535 … Read More

Bytes of Bites- From The Outsider

March 15, 2010 |

Lance Kavanaugh, Senior Product Counsel for YouTube, explained at a meeting in Sydney, that every minute of every day, YouTube uploads 20 hours of videos. So for you to review just one day’s content will take you three years!

Uploads … Read More