December 2015 archive

Dec 22

Muslims Shield Christians

“Muslims protected Christians during a terrorist attack in Kenya by refusing to separate from them and helping disguise them in Islamic garb, witnesses have said.” see http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/12/21/terrorist-kenya-bus-attack_n_8854664.html Reminds me of this quote: “I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in the world,” …

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Dec 20

Apple pays $193m tax in Australia on $27b revenue as Federal Government vows to capture lost taxes – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-06/tax-expert-explains-how-apple-pays-193m-tax-on-27b-revenue/5303426

Dec 20

The Secret of Our Success by Joseph Henrich

A book discussing the importance of cultural evolution, a phenomenon that is largely unique to our species. It has allowed us to adapt to our environment at a rate far quicker than genetic evolution.  Whilst accepting the benefits, we must acknowledge the risks. “From the Aesop’s Fable – Hare thought he was so fast that …

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Dec 20

An interesting book on oxygen and the evolution of mitochondria

Oxygen: The molecule that made the world, Nick Lane. https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=gvcXvr-SunIC

Dec 20

Watch “‘I ask the questions on this program’: Leigh Sales vs the PM” on YouTube

Dec 10

Mary

Dec 02

Internal Liberal Politics

An informative in crikey.com.au which describes the internal Liberal party politics which is driving the current North Sydney by-election: “Liberal and swinging voters will not be intentionally voting for Zimmerman, because they hardly know him. He has been parachuted into the seat by the faction, previously known as “The Group”, which represents the “wet” side of …

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Dec 02

Money Talks

An interesting article. It would appear that in Australia money talks more loudly than the democratic process. The Liberal budget would appear to be at least 10x greater than any of the other candidates. If the Liberals win on Saturday, it would support the view that democracy is only truly available to those who can …

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