The Media Is Deceiving You

Udo Ulfkotte was an international journalist for many years. During the period of his reporting for the German main daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), he gained first-hand knowledge of what really took place between various agencies and journalists. He explained how journalists were bribed to write articles free of truth, facts, and with a decidedly pro-Western, pro-NATO bent or, in other words, propaganda.

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Open Thread – Saturday, 28 January 2023

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The Wonders

Post by Shy Ted

Was the name we’d give to, usually, new nursing graduates who had applied for and been appointed to their first positions in remote Aboriginal communities. Really we called them the “one dayers”  because that’s how long some of them lasted but we shortened it to “the wonders”.

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Open Thread – Saturday, 21 January 2023

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Covid Response Was About Politics Not Health

What the planet really needs is yet another syndicate of jet-setting A-listers making decisions about how we, the ignorant commoners, should live our lives. Although this took place a few months ago, it provides us with another example of how the ruling elite really regard the rest of the world. The World Health Summit (WHS) — which was set up in 2009 as an international forum for global health — teamed up with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to hold their first joint World Health Summit in October 2022, in Berlin, Germany.

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Open Thread – Saturday, 14 January 2023

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ATSIC and Me

Post by Shy Ted

I had visited a number of remote Aboriginal communities for 1-3 days at a time so I was getting a feel for things but this was my first live-in community, a 2 year contract and it had a far better feel than I had experienced thus far. 100% school attendance (up to the age of 13), high enrolment in CDEP (Community Development Employment Projects program) and even a small pub with little in the way of trouble. And then the additional duties/expectations began.

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Open Thread – Saturday, 07 January 2023

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The Blind Obedience of an Easily-Led Pack

Post by Richard Kelly 

Have you ever wondered about where our beliefs come from? What drives the way we frame the events we witness? What impact our worldview has on our actions? What meaning can we ascribe to our actions? How do behaviours become normalised and adopted by masses?

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To the New Year and Things Yet to Come

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Open Thread – Saturday, 31 December 2022

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Blog Review

Months ago, I put these questions to the commenters on this site:

Do you want this blog to shut its doors?
Or do you want it to continue?

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The Reason for This Season

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Open Thread – Saturday, 24 December 2022

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Some Yuletide Traditions

‘Tis the week before Christmas and as the preparations are on, here’s some light fare on the topic. Countries around the world have their own rituals that they follow during this season.

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