December 2015 archive

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

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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An interesting book on oxygen and the evolution of mitochondria

Oxygen: The molecule that made the world, Nick Lane.

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


Internal Liberal Politics

An informative in 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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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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