Marvel again at the ludicrousness of Galbally’s emotion-driven argument. Sheer and utter nonsense. The genie is out of the bottle, ol’ boy, and it ain’t going back in…

Whither their Communications or Media Manager?

It’s a pity that our Australian politicians are too afraid to spend on broadband infrastructure, despite their claims to the contrary.

GreenEnergyTV – an interesting channel

by Lee Hopkins on December 17, 2008 · 2 comments

in ethics,politics

GreenEnergTV offers useful self-help information and ideas, especially so now that Prime Minister Rudd has blown the chance for he and Australia to be a ‘leader’ and has instead doomed our Great Barrier Reef to destruction.

I never realised how prevalent domestic violence against men is. We all know stories of male-initiated violence against women, perhaps we even know the perpetrators or victims themselves, but violence against men? Being beaten up by your girlfriend or wife is certainly not something that the average Aussie bloke would own up to, I would […]

Using words to denigrate and isolate

by Lee Hopkins on September 5, 2008 · 8 comments

in ethics,politics

There’s an interesting rhetoric going around Australia at the moment. It seems to have been imported from the US and the UK and has been growing in strength over the last decade and a half. Ever since Reaganomics and Thatcherite values came to fruition, there has been a growing sense within Australia that being poor […]

Herewith, for your education and enlightenment, a cutting from CNN’s Social Media policy.

Courtesy of the ever-vigilant Stefan Didak: "The Pentagon is running an artificial intelligence program to see how people will react to propaganda and to government-inflicted terror. The program is called Sentient World Simulation: "U.S defense, intel and homeland security officials are constructing a parallel world, on a computer, which the agencies will use to test […]

And if you don’t know who Dr Joe Vitale is, don’t worry. Someone else who does will get the information ahead of you anyway and learn how to effectively position theirs and their clients’ products and services in this new communication landscape before you have even figured if the Social Media world is relevant to your business

The most recent fiasco in the long-running saga of the trams in Adelaide (I won’t bore you with the details, save that they are too few and don’t seem to like rain) has brought me to the point of frustration. There seem to be two issues here: one of ‘Responsibility’ and one of ‘Authority’ (classic […]