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Pssst, wanna buy a drug that’ll make you live forever?

When asked what surprises him most about humanity, the Dalai Lama replied: Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money, then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health, and then he is so anxious about the … Continue reading

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Lack of judgement? Blame the staff.

Last week the opposition leader, Tony Abbott, again found himself in an uncomfortable situation regarding his surroundings. On a routine political visit to a factory he was photographed, wearing the de rigeur bright yellow vest and safety goggles, while being … Continue reading

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Osama’s death: a victory with no purpose

It’s probably not politically correct to admit this, but I’m distinctly underwhelmed by the killing of Osama bin Laden. There. I’ve said it. Oh, make no mistake, Osama was a particularly nasty piece of work. The mastermind behind the September … Continue reading

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Here comes Yasi – and the political storm

When hurricane Katrina slammed into the southern Louisiana coast in 2006, taking out the city of New Orleans it was rated as a Category 5 storm. The images of the devastation it caused were shocking, not only in their extent, … Continue reading

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Hero and villain of the week: 22/1/11

Hero: Two heroes this week, both cricketers and both Australians.  Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh dominated the first two matches of the One Day Internationals with centuries that set up their team for victory on both occasions.  Watson also backed … Continue reading

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Sex and the single footballer

Another summer: another footballer scandal. There is a pattern emerging here and it’s not pretty. Take a pack of testosterone-charged young men with obscenely large disposable incomes, public idolisation and little responsibility or capacity to make decisions based on common … Continue reading

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