Beautiful Music to End the Day

Two songs by Jewel. Thoughtful lyrics, and what a rich, pure voice. Angel Standing By Hands – If I could tell the world just one thing, it would be that we’re all OK – not to worry in times like these… only kindness matters…

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Iran Warns Switzerland of Consequences …

Iran has warned Switzerland of “consequences” over a referendum banning the building of new mosque minarets, and urged the Swiss government not to enforce the ban. As I noted a couple of days ago, the Swiss decision is not about freedom of religion. Muslims in Switzerland are free to worship, to proselytise, and to build more mosques. …

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Rudd to Abbott – No Debate on Climate Change

No surprise there. Mr Rudd says he is not interested in debating climate change with Mr Abbott. He says Mr Abbott should stop talking and develop a coherent policy on climate change. Give him time Kevin. And start packing. In a speech to the Australia Israel leadership Forum on Sunday night Julia Gillard said : “But …

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If I Only Had A Brain

The Parliament of the World’s Religions 2009 opened this week in Melbourne. “Major speakers” include Jimmy Carter, Joan Chittister and Michael Kirby. Miss Jean Brodie said it best: “For those who like that sort of thing, that is the sort of thing they like.” A visit to the Parliament’s website makes it clear that environmental …

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