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50 Years ago today. Spend a moment and consider the scale of this human endeavour. Neil Armstrong, Commander Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot   Links NASA Apollo 11  

A small series of posts over the next week or so on the concept of "Type 1". These will be People, Planet and Challenges. Why? Simply put, my recent experience of public discourse and political debate in Australia (and those seeking public office) suggests we need to look closely for genuine intellectual honesty, strategic vision and coherent world views that can…

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Ten Years. February 2009 February 2019 The Journey - Some Links Six Years “There is no cure for trauma” – David J. Morris – Salon  “The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” by David J. Morris. Black Saturday – ABC Settlement for Murrindindi Kilmore East Bushfire Class Action Settlement I was free before - By Grace Five Years On -…

The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks

Christopher Hitchens

70 years ago today. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1948 Dr Herbert Vere Evatt ( 'Doc') was elected President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the only Australian to have ever held the position.   He presided over the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the cornerstone of human rights protection throughout…


  or   "Look, you who think the gods have no care of human things, what do you say to so many persons preserved from death by their especial favour?", to which Diogenes replied: "Why, I say that their pictures are not here who were cast away, who are by much the greater number." - Diogenes

Be Bold

Add your voice Top countries leading commitment to bold action are: #1 US, #2 Australia, #3 UK, #4 India #BeBoldForChange #IWD2017 — Women's Day (@womensday) March 8, 2017