A dog naimed Faith

One of our regular contributors sent me this, and I’d like to dedicate it to our friend Shane and his pup Riley as a beacon of hope…

This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002.

He was born with 3 legs – 2 healthy hind legs and 1 abnormal front leg which need to be amputated.

He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want him.

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Midweek Mayhem!

Welcome to Midweek Mayhem!

The place where we get to talk about anything and everything, including evil union bosses!

Baz’s new movie ‘Australia’ is out this week after much hoo-ha. I can’t say I’ll be rushing out to see it. I don’t fancy that ice maiden; what’s her name…

Also, PM Rudd has announced a $300 million dollar handout for local councils, providing they apply for a grant before June 2009. I reckon it would take a local council that long just to figure out who’s responsibility it ought to be to fill out the paperwork! I know, let’s engage a consultant to tell us.

I’ve finally splashed out and bought a blu-ray player! We watched Casino Royale and the picture and sound quality were awsome!!

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John Howard: not, not… responsible

For those who missed some of my videos from last year, The Howard Years has prompted me to give them a re-run. Also if you missed Episode 1, Change the Government, Change the Country, you can watch a broadband version by clicking the link.

Kevin Rennie

Brain scans: Inside the minds of bullies

Not all people who bully are pathological bullies , but some certainly are.  And the amount of damage they can cause is disturbing.  Underlying causes and excuses aside, in many cases , bullying is  a learned behaviour that can be unlearned.

In 2004 I spoke at a union conference where the topic of discussion was ‘workplace bullying in which clinical psychologist Keryl Egan, claimed in  that profiling that could identify “psychotic bullies” who terrorise workplaces.

Egan highlighted three types – ‘accidental’ bullies who bully when they’re under stress, ‘destructive’ bullies who lash out when challenged, and ‘psychotic bullies’, who bully “because they can”.

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