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Warren Buffet and Horse and Sparrow Economics

Warren Buffet was quoted last week saying that his effective Federal tax rate was 17.4% and he has called on Obama to tax the rich more to help bring the budget deficit down. Few of the very rich agree with Mr. Buffet and good on him for saying it. The very rich have worked hard to reduce their effective tax rates with both Republican and Democrats favouring a policy of Horse and Sparrow Economics. In Australia we have the sacred horses of...

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Is Looting a form of Self Initiation?

Looting is not ok, it is theft and the senseless destruction and violence that has gone along with it is sad and disturbing to watch. Hundreds of arrests have been made and London looters can expect harsh justice. An example will be made of them as a warning for others. Expensive lawyers will not be defending any rioters; they are reserved for the corporate looters who can afford them. The reports in from around the UK are chilling and are...

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Hear no Responsibility, see no Responsibility, take no Responsibility

It was a baking hot airless summer day, it was sooo hot even the cool bits were hot. We had left the car to bake while we had a quick swim at a local pool. By the time we got back, the car was very well done. On the brief drive back home the kids wound down their windows to get some air into the back of the station wagon and they put their heads out a bit to get some breeze on their faces. The policeman was having a bad day, at least I hope...

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Neverland 2.0: Nuclear Powered Immaturity Published Date

Imagine if Peter Pan was alive today, what would he be doing? He might be selling Nuclear Power plants near fault lines. This short funny cartoon is about Peter Pan in the 21st Century. Peter Pan is the pinup boy for people who never want to grow up. The  original story was written by J.M. Barrie in 1904 when childhood was fleeting if it happened at all. Children as young as 9 years old worked as chimney sweeps or in the factories of the...

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Dinosaurs should be in the Coal not running the Coal

What part of “All peer reviewed scientific papers agree that human induced climate change is real and we need to do something about it” do some people and a few of the thickest politicians not get? ” “Special interests have blocked transition to our renewable energy future. Instead of moving heavily into renewable energies, fossil companies choose to spread doubt about global warming, as tobacco companies discredited...

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Schoolies is not a Rite of Passage

Schoolies can be a very well deserved celebration at its best, and at its worst it can be a week long, peer driven rampage. Sometimes schoolies is referred to as a Rite of Passage, it is not a Rite of Passage and it will never be a Rite of Passage because children cannot initiate children into adulthood, they can only initiate themselves deeper into childishness. In the absence of any culturally significant markers for growing up, Schoolies...

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Mankind has become Pankind

“Mankind has become Pankind” Daniel Prokop   “In a desperate attempt to stay young forever we have achieved eternal childishness, rather than eternal youth.” Daniel   Prokop“NEVERLAND:The imaginary island home of Peter Pan and the lost boys. A place where you never grow up. Michael Jackson’s former retreat. An accurate description of the 21st century.” Daniel Prokop   “None of the King of Pop’s...

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