Archive for March, 2009
As we said for the launch:
The Australian Centre for Democracy and Justice is excited to announce the launch of our latest campaign: Your Voice in House.Check out the website today:
The “your voice” website enables you to contact your representatives in government. When you search on your Postcode or Locality you get a list of everyone that represents you at both the State and Federal level in all houses of parliament. You can then select the representatives you want to email and send an email through the site.
Please check it out. But more importantly, use it!
(Alternatively you can type
wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/1.5/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin in the command line)
Save the file to your home directory (not the directory called ‘home’, but the one that is the name of our user, ie: home/goonanism/
You then need to make the file you downloaded executable and to do this you will need to use the ‘chmod‘ function on the command line:
chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
Then you will need to run the file as the root user on the command line:
Next you will need to download the Tweetdeck file from here. Make sure you download the Linux Version.
Adobe AIR should now be in your Applications Menu under accessories. So open the “Adobe AIR Application Installer” and select the file you wish to install (ie the Tweetdeck file you just downloaded).
(NB, thanks to this post for the help with installing AIR)
It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a greenie so it stands to reason that have an intense dislike for Gunns hardwired into my brain.
Last week I got this news: “A MULTI-MILLION dollar claim by Gunns Limited against the Wilderness Society has collapsed after four years, with the timber giant ordered to pay the society $350,000 in legal costs.”
Suck shit Gunns, and to add insult to injury, you are: Jerk of the Week!
Steve Fielding is actually more than a Jerk, he’s a massive fucken idiot. For the second time in a week he voted against the electoral reform bill which would reduce the threshold on donation declaration from $10,500 to $1,000.
There is no excuse for it (and his excuse is just weird). All he is doing is allowing our political systems to be massively corruptible.
I’ve written to him about this, although I didn’t call him a massive fucken idiot in my email.
Fielding, you haven’t got much longer in the Senate and I’ll do a dance the day you are voted out. So Fielding, you are this weeks: JERK OF THE WEEK!
We interrupt this scheduled news item to update you on the latest with Chuck Norris.
On a radio show last week he mentioned “I may run for president of Texas”. I for one, hope he does.
Turns out that what he meant by that is some right wing dribble about the problems with giving Palestine $900 Million and that Texas may have to break free from the United States “if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state… From the East Coast to the “Left Coast,” America seems to be moving further and further from its founders’ vision and government.”
And he has a point, why would you give the Palestinian Authority all that money?
God bless your republican values Chuck, God bless them.
(He also has a new book out, Black Belt Patriotism – bless)
In an age characterised buy the dual crises of Climate Change and Peak Oil to suggest building another international airport defies logic.
Not only is international air travel a major contributor to carbon pollution – and something that should be covered under the Carbon Trading Bill – but it will be priced out of the market for most middle income people sooner rather than later due to rising oil prices.
So for some seriously backward thinking Lindsay Fox and the Linfox team are Jerk of the Week!
(NB For similar reasons Penny Wong nearly took out the honors this week – the Carbon Trading Bill is a huge joke)
Asked what he knew about the Beaudesert area, he said: “I went there once – a fair few Aborigines and very multicultural out there.
“But nice place. I used to have a bit of land out there at Canungra.” (my emphasis)
.. and thankfully he’s also a fucken idiot (but you knew that already didn’t you). Capper, his manager and Zoo Magazine who were sponsoring his campaign all failed to get their shit together enough to get Capper registered as a candidate.
Not only are you a fucking idiot, but you Mr Capper, are Jerk of the Week.