How Influence People and Lose Votes

Seems Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy, really is getting carried away with his new portfolio!

Not only is he persuing his original net-nanny software on the web but he is now upping the ante with a two tier system – “one level of mandatory filtering for all Australians and an optional level that will provide a “clean feed”, censoring adult material.”

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Midweek Mayhem!

Welcome to the midweek thread…

The place where we get to talk about anything and everything – except politics!

There’s a lot going on, but nevertheless I’ve found the time to give some thought to updating the english language. I mean let’s face it, it could do with a revamp.  Why? I hear you ask. Well franky I’m fed up making the same old typo’s over and over again, so figured why don’t I just create them as new words?  Why not indeed. Here are a few examples:

“Withe” (pronounced wive), meaning: “with the” as in “would you like some sauce withe pie?”

“Shuthe” (pronounced shove), meaning “shut the” as in “can you shuthe door please?”

“Bothe” (pronounced bove), meaning “both the” as in “would you like bothe sausage roll and the pie?”

I think you get the idea.

Anyway, over to youse…

joni chose Today’s music…

Wildcats strike against pit-bulls

Indiana apparently doesn’t allow robocalls. So the McCain/Palin campaign asked a call centre to read out the latest smears. They underestimated the determination of the local workers . Three dozen walked out in protest. Still strength in unity. No wonder employers will do anything to make wildcat strikes illegal.

Fellow Voices without Votes blogger, Qwaider, is blown away by this small skirmish in a dirty war:

And they actually decided to walk out! Sacrificing so much in this fragile economy

That’s something no robot can match. Moral Integrity!
WOW Moment!

Kevin Rennie
Labor View from Bayside

Surge-enomics? XI

Overnight Wall St surged 11% – so it seems that the Australian markets are in for a good day.

On Lateline last night, Chris Bowen highlighted something I was not aware of. So far there have been around 20 investment funds that have frozen their redemptions, of which 10 of them were close before the bank guarantee that has supposedly rooned them all (according to the opposition). So did the bank guarantee cause the others to close, or would they have closed anyway along with a run on the bank deposits?

(previous economy thread now closed)