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Has Australian Politics Becoming a Topless Joke?

Posted: March 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Has Australian Politics Becoming a Topless Joke?

Is The Australian Sports Party a Topless Joke?As polling booths prepare to open across Perth, one political party has ramped up its media presence with that standard Aussie manoeuvre, a pair of strategically place boobs.

In this latest round of political campaigning – Senate seats for Western Australia – The Australian Sports Party has posted a joke on it’s Facebook page that has many wondering what direction – if any – the party intends to canvas punters on.

Australia has a rich history of political cranks, our last election, 2013, witnessed a cacoffiny of crazy, odd-ball candidates.

From Clive Palmer’s paranoia – the billionaire turned politician still reckons lefty Greens are funded by the CIA – to the dope (hemp if you must) party, This latest election – a senate only re-run due to bungling by the Electoral Commission – will surely see politics over-run by mental micro opinion?

The big question has to be ‘has Australian politics become, well, too Aussie?’ As minor, micro parties busily stitch together preferences, swapping deals in the hope of riding an unpredictable wave into the Australian Federal Parliament, the marriages are likely to be idiosyncratic matches, The Hemp, Sports and Sustainable Pollution Parties have little in common but are likely to swap preference in order to gain seats.

The Australian Sports Party -ASP – should apologise for the above Facebook photo, a prominent women’s rights group says. The picture is accompanied by an anecdote about the woman, described as “voluptuous” and a “babe”, who is running with a sign around her neck saying, “If you catch me, you can have me” :: Read the full article »»»»


New Weekend Newspaper Hits the Stands

Posted: February 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Digital Media, Favorite New Thought, Media, Print Media | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

New Weekend Newspaper Hits the Stands First Edition

A crisp new weekend newspaper has hit the stands in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne this morning, hoping to prove that print media can thrive in this digital age. The Saturday Paper is produced by property developer and publisher  Morry Schwartz – the man behind the influential Quarterly Essay and The Monthly – The Saturday Paper is edited by 25-year-young former Fairfax journalist Erik Jensen.

The Saturday Paper will be on stands each weekend in print, it’ll also be published online and as a mobile app. Mr Schwartz has attracted some heavy hitting pens to the new paper, including former Fairfax journalist, author and social commentator David Marr :: Read the full article »»»»


Internet is a “Gift from God” According to the Pope

Posted: January 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Internet is a “Gift from God” According to the Pope

The Popes Official Twitter PicPope Francis says the internet is “a gift from God” and called on Catholics to “boldly become citizens of the digital world”.

“The internet offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God,” the Argentinian born pontiff said in his first World Communication Day message, given annually by the pope. :Let us boldly become citizens of the digital world. Let our communication be a balm which relieves pain and a fine wine which gladdens hearts.”

The 77-year-old pontiff is a keen Twitter user whose account has attracted more than 10 million followers, check: twitter.com/Pontifex

But he also makes a point of privileging human relationships and physical touch, often walking among the crowds who flock to see him in St Peter’s Square and embracing the ill or disabled :: Read the full article »»»»


Researchers Compare Facebook to a Disease… about to be cured

Posted: January 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook, Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Social Network Sites | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Researchers Compare Facebook to a Disease… about to be cured

Facebook Compared to a Disease… about to be curedFacebook has been called lots of things since it rise to stardom in 2006. According to 2 US researchers however, the social network is most comparable to an infectious disease.

The researchers reckon that the online behemoth is experiencing a spike, right before its decline, they also claim the social network will lose 80 per cent of users by 2017.

Two doctoral candidates in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University made their claims in a paper published online at a scientific research archive, but not yet peer-reviewed.

Facebook losing 800,000,000 user might seem like a fantasy, if history is any measure however it may just happen.

Based on the rise and fall of MySpace, John Cannarella and Joshua Spechler say that Facebook, the largest online social network in history, is set for a massive fall :: Read the full article »»»»


Controversial Rich Tax Passes French Constitutional Council

Posted: December 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Controversial Rich Tax Passes French Constitutional Council

Controversial Rich Tax Passes French Constitutional CouncilThe controversial French tax to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than 1 million euros/$AU1.55 million a year has been approved.

France’s constitutional council gave the green light to the temporary but controversial “millionaire tax”, a signature policy of president Francois Hollande designed as a 75 per cent tax to be paid by high earners.

The council, a court comprising judges and former French presidents, rejected the tax last year, saying it was unfair and violated the constitution.

France’s top administrative court later said that 66 per cent was the legal maximum for individuals. The Socialist government has since reworked the tax to levy it on companies instead, raising the ire of entrepreneurs :: Read the full article »»»»