Torture R US

I thought the US did not torture?

In the debate last weekend between McCain and Obama, McCain said something that seemed to be at odds with what we have been told all along by the US (and their apologists).

McCain said:

I have opposed the president on spending, on climate change, on torture of prisoner…

Now – if the US does not torture, why is McCain opposed to it?

Either they do torture – in which case they have been lying to us.

Or they do not torture – in which case what is McCain opposed to?

Midweek Mayhem

In the tradition of Midweek Meltdown, how about we have a chat about anything that’s on your mind. Offload it here and share it with your blog family. No long cut and paste jobs (that means you John McP) and keep it clean (I guess that means me…!)

Homeless in Australia

This is a post originally written by my partner Charles and posted on our blog.

The latest Sydney City News reported the worsening homelessness situation in Sydney caused by increasing ‘rental rates, chronic unemployment and mental illness’. In the article, journalist Deepthi interviewed former homeless, Marcus Prentice, who said that the deprivation or ‘access to medical treatment’ is one of the major problems facing homeless people. Peter Holocraft, the manager of The Big Issue, a magazine dedicated to helping homeless people to ‘get back on their feet’, was also quoted as saying that rising rental rates have aggravated the situation. Continue reading