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Special Feature: War on Science, education and technology

PostPosted: 11 Jun 2014, 11:39
by HBS Guy
http://delimiter.com.au/2014/06/10/reci ... 600-techs/

600 technicians supporting IT in NSW schools sacked.

You can easily foresee in a few years an enquiry will be launched why the IT systems in schools don’t work anymore and twice as much money will need to be spent upgrading/repairing etc etc the educational IT resources. Better to sack 600 bureaucrats.

Likely it is part of a push by the Libs for “independent” public schools which, apart from a couple of model ones will be under–resourced and end up being sold to private interests who will provide a crap service to extract the maximum profit—look up charter schools.

But anything to cut science and education and IT technology seems to be a priority of the stinking neoliberals.

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PostPosted: 11 Jun 2014, 15:04
by Austranger
It's all a part of the push towards the New Feudalism that Abbort and his like desire, whatever they may claim to the contrary.

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PostPosted: 11 Jun 2014, 15:23
by HBS Guy
Santa’s “rural peasantry” no doubt.

Nothing wrong with the economy that applying taxes fairly, keeping CEO pay to 10x the average for his company and removing the outrageous fiddles wouldn’t fix. Funny then that the Budget doesn’t change any of those!

Further playing to people’s racism is not a good move either!

Monkey talking about reducing emissions shouldn’t clobber the economy when his Budget will clobber the economy—just look at the levels of business and consumer confidence! The minor tick upwards after the election didn’t last long!

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PostPosted: 11 Jun 2014, 16:54
by Austranger
Yeah, only as long as he kept his mouth shut!
As soon as he began to talk.....well, we all know what happened then, lol.

All those so-hopeful business types and electors went.... :WTF have we done?

And it's been downhill ever since!

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PostPosted: 11 Jun 2014, 20:44
by HBS Guy
Palmer happy to join in the war on science—will vote to rescind Carbon Price and RET. We will go backwards at a rate of knots—huge new numbers will be unemployed because of this backward step and we become that little bit more a pariah state and object of laughter.

Well done Liberal, National and PUP voters. You must be so proud!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-11/p ... ax/5516068

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PostPosted: 16 Jul 2014, 00:43
by HBS Guy
Teen has “abstinence only” sex ed removed from her school curriculum:

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/07 ... ion-class/

Article also shows the harm this far right, anti science crap does: more abortions, more STDs.

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PostPosted: 16 Jul 2014, 11:16
by Austranger
Forget "Back to the future", the neocons are leading us Forward to the Past!!!

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PostPosted: 16 Jul 2014, 11:27
by HBS Guy
Anti science, anti women controlling their own fertility pro guns pro religion pro ultra right lunacy. Pro home schooling. feed their kids this fantastic nonsense!

—the creed of the losers in the march forward.

Have you heard of the “Purity balls?” Sound downright incestuous! In the 21st fuc king century!

And they deny climate change—yet the farmers that Barnaby Joyce has conned into climate denialism are having their properties damaged by climate change!

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PostPosted: 15 Aug 2014, 06:31
by HBS Guy
http://virallysuppressed.com/2014/08/11 ... ific-gold/

pseudoscience based on misinterpretation of scripture.

Re: War on Science, education and technology

PostPosted: 11 Sep 2014, 23:00
by HBS Guy
Woah! One Mom gives the far right males a blast—bloody worth reading!


http://www.alternet.org/story/155393/ho ... page=0%2C0

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PostPosted: 12 Sep 2014, 09:48
by Austranger
She certainly goes a long way to explaining our current Federal parliament, and the State ones too for that matter.

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PostPosted: 12 Sep 2014, 16:55
by HBS Guy
That was a great rant, eh? She is right too!

Why else do so many urban blokes buy SUVs? Appearance rather than reality of manhood. aka small dick syndrome.

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PostPosted: 13 Sep 2014, 08:30
by Austranger
So, why then do so many suburban women buy 4X4's?
Offhand I'd say I see more Mums hurtling around in the bloody things than men.
Basically they're a power-trip, and a damned death-threat to say the least, they should be banned from non-rural areas!

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PostPosted: 13 Sep 2014, 08:40
by HBS Guy
Women drive them because they lack confidence in their driving skills, think an SUV is like a tank.

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PostPosted: 13 Sep 2014, 08:55
by Austranger
Hmmmmm, I don't think I'll be offering your explanation to any women I know, I still value my head (and other bits)! :rofl

I recently had the pleasure of watching two women in their tanks disputing a parking spot at a suburban mall, and they managed to get their vehicles jammed into a situation where neither could give way, and they blocked access for everyone else in the process!
I was so amused I stuck around for the finale, it was better entertainment than anything else I'd seen recently.
Eventually after many tears and tanties they allowed a couple of blokes to get in and untangle their mess, the chagrin on their faces was solid gold!
:purple

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PostPosted: 13 Sep 2014, 09:28
by HBS Guy
like when the Westfield carpark was full, I saw this woman take two goes at getting in a spot, I reckoned she was gunna give up—and she did! I gratefully used the spot she left. :jump :jump

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PostPosted: 02 Oct 2014, 22:33
by HBS Guy
It looks like the war on science has reached the ABC—looks like Catalyst will be canned by good Lib supporter Mark Scott.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/ ... 0outl.html

C U N T S !

Re: War on Science, education and technology

PostPosted: 29 Oct 2014, 09:56
by HBS Guy
The Budget spells out the way the shambles is attacking science:

Though the federal budget has not yet been passed by Parliament - and many of the measures relating to science may never be passed - the Abbott government's approach to funding science isn't good. In the budget we saw cuts across a swathe of scientific agencies: $7.8 million from the Australian Institute of Marine Science, $28 million from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, $36 million from Geoscience Australia, $75 million from the Australian Research Council, $80 million from the Cooperative Research Centres program, $111 million from CSIRO and $120 million from the Defence Science and Technology Organisation. . . .

Along with the abolition of the Climate Commission we've also seen the axing of the Australian National Preventive Health Research Agency, formerly tasked with providing evidence-based advice to governments on preventive health policy.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/science-f ... z3HU7d5gQ6


That adds up to a $457.8m cut to science! Half a billion dollars! Idiocy!

The moronic so–called journalist goes on to praise the (mythical) $20Bn medical research fund that is supposed to be funded by the new doctor tax. This fund will be handed out to Big Pharma to “do research” and which Big Pharma will then charge an arm and a leg for the medicines/treatments found by research funded by it, assuming the money isn’t just handed to shareholders.

Re: War on Science, education and technology

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2014, 10:47
by HBS Guy
I am going to set up another FaceBook page: In defence of Australian democracy and privacy!

These arseholes are giving themselves WAY too much power to read our mail, to withdraw passports on the whim of the Minister and what the fuck they will do by signing the TPP is going to destroy sovereign government!

Not only that, the idiots are creating a recession which could well be coupled by deflation. We could become a failed state.

As usual anyone will be able to post articles. Love any economists and lawyers around the place to pitch right in!

Election now!

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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2014, 15:35
by HBS Guy
OK, I have had ENOUGH!

This idiot Abbott govt is TOO f u c k i n g MUCH!

https://www.facebook.com/DefenceOfAustralianDemocracy

Look, Like, join, post, protest this neoconservative, neofascist excuse of a government!

Re: War on Science, education and technology

PostPosted: 01 Nov 2014, 21:00
by HBS Guy
Geesus Christ, this chaplains in school crap is BIG! And unwelcome!

http://www.theage.com.au/good-weekend/ron-williams-versus-the-school-chaplains-20141031-116u7g.html

Spend the money on science and a few trained social workers!

Re: War on Science, education and technology

PostPosted: 01 Nov 2014, 23:18
by OldMate
HBS Guy wrote:Geesus Christ, this chaplains in school crap is BIG! And unwelcome!

http://www.theage.com.au/good-weekend/ron-williams-versus-the-school-chaplains-20141031-116u7g.html

Spend the money on science and a few trained social workers!


Be reasonable :roll - we are talking about the Mad Monk and the Jesuit mafia here :grn .

But hey, what's wrong with giving them another $200-300 mil a year. We already give them a $30 billion tax holiday, another $200-300 mil a year will hardly make a difference.

"..........highlighted the willingness of politicians to bypass the High Court, and pointed to the political hold of the Christian lobby" Put that with the deceptive, truth avoiding double double talk of the ministers, "we won't discussion On Water operations", truth warping Spin Doctors, a complacent compliant sycophantic press, an apathetic public, et al, and you have a regressive destructive ultraconservative govt.

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Re: War on Science, education and technology

PostPosted: 02 Nov 2014, 05:50
by HBS Guy
The MSM has SO much to answer for! Bloody traitors gave us this completely incompetent and authoritarian govt.

“Coal is good for humanity” can you get more 19th century than that? We had bushfires in October last year, OCTOBER! Now another bushfire in the Blue Mts, near Katoomba this time—when is the penny going to drop for the dickheads, the dregs of the awful Howard govt led by the most incompetent Cabinet Minister Howard had, so bad that as LOTO and PM the idiot announces policy before it even went to Cabinet! Easier than writing a decent submission and arguing his case I suppose!

And the militaristic, even fascist overtones, is another concern.

Re: War on Science, education and technology

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2014, 20:53
by HBS Guy
The war on science continues:

CSIRO retrenches 75 staff in ‘kick in the guts’ for flagship research programs

Manufacturing research, which helped develop ceramic body armour for Australian soldiers, hardest hit with loss of 45 jobs

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-ne ... are_btn_tw

Stupid, stupid, stupid!

Re: War on Science, education and technology

PostPosted: 17 Nov 2014, 21:14
by Austranger
Onward, Onward is the cry, forward into the 19th century! :roll