Category Archives: Opinion

Origin stars doing some great work

  I had the pleasure of visiting the FOGs (Former Origin Greats) Indigenous Employment & Careers Expo yesterday in Townsville. I had never been to one before and I must say I was impressed at the quality of the displays … Continue reading

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Friday Funny (well maybe not so funny) – XKCD takes on the real climate threat

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Sobering graphics to scale: ice sheets 21,000 years ago versus today’s skylines. “Data adapted from ‘The Laurentide and Innuitian ice sheets during the Last Glacial Maximum’ by A.S. Dyke et. al., which was…

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Are business plans obsolete?

Great article by Tony Robbins. In a world that changes faster everyday do we need new planning tools that help us quickly adapt. Enjoy!!!! Cheers Michael   The pace of change has accelerated to the point where a business plan … Continue reading

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Education Reforms— I don’t understand the logic

 Lots of stories this week about the Australian Governments new reforms, especially about taking money from higher education to put into school aged children. Really, I have to ask. Who is happy with any of our education systems at present? … Continue reading

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Freeman Dyson speaks out about climate science, and fudge

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Climatologists Are No Einsteins, Says His Successor by Paul Mulshine, The Star Ledger via the GWPF English: Freeman Dyson (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Freeman Dyson is a physicist who has been teaching at the Institute for…

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Everything is a game

 The world operates on games, strategy and competing. From the tiniest organism to the human experience those who are strong, gather the most resources and have the best strategy are the winners. If we were to bring life down to it’s … Continue reading

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Leadership– The news of the day

 Today as I write this, Julia Gillard  has announced a leadership spill for the Leadership of the ALP Government. The vote will decide who will be Prime Minister and take the party to the next election. It has got me contemplating what … Continue reading

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Don’t do your homework and you go home

 Interesting times in Australian cricket. Four players have been dropped for the next test because apparently they failed to complete a written report on how they would contribute to the team effort after two bad losses. Much has been written … Continue reading

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Falling for the prevailing narrative

What’s you opinion? I am often struck dumb by what passes for news these days. It’s hard sorting fact from fiction with the explosion in information available. The Internet is great to find stuff out, don’t get me wrong, but … Continue reading

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Men behaving badly

Every week we have another story about a sportsman or team behaving inappropriately. I am always amused at the “holy then thou” attitude of the press and the mock disgust expressed by commentators. Really if they were honest, the press love when this … Continue reading

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