Obama, Iran, Inspectors General

I am not sure that some of the criticism directed at President Barack Obama over his reticence to comment on the Iran election is entirely fair. He can reasonably comment on the brutal suppression of dissent, and he has recently done so. But given the lack of clarity about the election result, and the West’s history …

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Children At Work, Infants In The Senate

Kathy and I cared for foster children over a number of years, including babies and toddlers. I well understand the diffculties of blending work and the responsibilities of caring for children. There are a number of worksplaces and public facilties which are not supportive of people with children. Whether it is appropriate to expect that they should …

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To Wasting Billions Of Dollars, Fielding Says No

Senator Steve Fielding says he believes it would be irresponsible for any member of parliament to vote for the Australian Federal Government’s carbon emission trading scheme, given that it will cause substantial damage to the economy, and that the environment minister and her chief scientific advisor are unable to answer simple questions about the causes …

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Wives Becoming More Violent?

I seriously doubt it. This article in today’s Australian points to a 159% increase in the number of women facing dometic violence charges over the last eight years as an indicator that women are becoming more violent. It is more likely simply that police and care groups are beginning to take complaints made by men about domestic violence more …

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Work, Time, Sisters

The last few days have been the longest break without a post since I began this blog. There used to be two IT businesses on Kangaroo Island. Two weeks ago my only competitor closed down. I am glad to have the extra business, but it means less time for other things. I think I have always …

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