Do we die to create change?

On Sunday I went to talk by Terry Pratchett. Author, Knight, wearer of large hats. I’ve obsessively read his books for longer then I can remember – and own them all in many many copies. And yesterday I sat in awe at the things he said – the man makes profound statements as often as … Continue reading

Is marriage about love or religion?

The current gay marriage debate – which is not really being debated by politicans – is an issue that many people with different backgrounds have passionate opinions about. They argue about the definition of marriage, whether or not marriages are still sacred in our increasingly divorce filled, secular society, they ask about children, traditional gender … Continue reading

Apparently God’s Angry

….But not, I think, as angry as me. Unless you have been honeymooning on Mars there is a good chance you know at least the basics of what is happening in Japan. About the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the country, about the tsunami that followed, about the still lingering threat of nuclear fall out … Continue reading

It’s Never the Victim’s Fault

Remember back to when you were 11. (This is more aimed at girls – guys, remember how you were, then try and remember how the girls were too)  Remember how grown up you wanted to be? Remember your friends, your school, remember the schoolyard politics of it all… But most of all, remember how this … Continue reading

Are You for Real?

Recently in Australia there have been a number of big issues come up, multi-culturalism, the carbon tax, immigration, Tony Abbott… and in all of these issues there is one thing you can rely on, angry, angry men (and sometimes women) getting onto the airwaves and ranting furiously about just how deeply angry they are about … Continue reading

Yemen

Made famous by the fact that Chandler from Friends once fled there to avoid an ex-girlfriend, Yemen is the latest Arab nation to be undergoing a revolution. The countries current dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh has ruled the nation since it was officially formed in 1990. However his career leads back much further then that, as … Continue reading

Never A Clear Cut

Today in Phildelphia prosecutors announced they will seek the death penalty in a high profile abortion case. The accused, Dr Kermit Gosnell, (who is either 69 or 70 according to various media sources), faces eight counts of murder. Seven babies and one 41 year old woman, who is beleived to have died as a result … Continue reading

When TEN Becomes One

Yesterday Channel 10 made an abrupt announcement, that CEO Grant Blackley had been informed of the ‘immediate termination of his contract as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company’, after the unanimous decision of the board. Now Lachlan Murdoch, son of the infamous media mogul Rupert, has been appointed as CEO, backed up by the … Continue reading

Are private lives in the public interest?

Once upon a time, there was a minister in NSW and turns out, he was gay. Or bi-sexual. Or bi-curious. We don’t really know. Because an intelligent, measured debate about where people realistically lie on the sexual spectrum has never been attempted while covering this debate. The man had children. Chances are, it’s not as … Continue reading

News Outside the Norm

The internet is huge. And complicated. It’s daily newspapers, trashy magazines, historical documents and dirty photos of ladies all combined into one giant mish-mash, with every one of these options and thousands more being accessable at the click of a link. So in this huge and complex web, how do we find news sites that … Continue reading