I’ve loved my visits to the US but I’ll never understand the religious-like committment that many Americans have to their 2nd amendment right to bear arms. In 2010 I visited Omaha, Nebraska on a work trip where I got an opportunity to mix with gun-toting, Obama-hating, mid-westerners. It’s easy to label people and I may … Continue reading Gun Control Madness
Ashes to Bashes
With Olympics excitement mounting, it’s interesting to read the Australian newspapers this weekend and see the reluctant acceptance that Australia’s sporting dominance over GB is well and truly in the past. According to this article in The Australian (behind paywall), it all goes back to that minute Jonny Wilkinson drop-kicked the ball through the uprights … Continue reading Ashes to Bashes
PCC – Tweets Aren’t Private
The British Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has ruled that journalists are within their rights to quote tweets from Twitter because they are not private. The case centres around Department of Transport employee Sarah Bakersville's tweets that were quoted in two national newspapers without her consent. Ms. Baskerville complained to the PCC that she had a … Continue reading PCC – Tweets Aren’t Private
Mourning For The City I Love
It has been devastating watching the catastrophe unfold in the city that I've grown to love. I've said before that this is the first place where I've truly felt settled. It's the city we chose to live in when deciding to emigrate, and we've never once regretted it. Many parts of Brisbane are now a … Continue reading Mourning For The City I Love
Fair and Balanced?
We're getting closer to General Election time again in the UK and as I'm still a British citizen and eligible to vote, my interest in British politics remains. Don't ask me why, I just can't seem to switch it off. With Twitter, Google Reader and iphone apps providing an ever constant news feed, being on … Continue reading Fair and Balanced?