Posts in ‘Ethics’

Quick! Kill the Moggie! Save the Planet!

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Visiting friends from Wellington informed me last weekend that they won’t be having a pet when they move to their ‘intentional community’ near Nelson. (That’s an evolved form of the kibbutz, think Nimbin with broadband. ) They brought to my attention that cats have a large carbon footprint:0.6 apparently, not that I really grasp what […]

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A.N.U. – Australia’s Nastiest University?

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Almost by accident, I discovered I had been underpaid as a tutor last semester in the business faculty. When I heard about an overseas tutor with a PhD complaining about this and being told ‘it is not our policy to pay at the PhD level’, I immediately dug up my HR log in and checked. […]

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Junkies are the scum of the earth (3)

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

No point in talking about my son any more. Why depress everyone, including myself? Better to boast of solutions to the tedious society vs the individual vs resource distribution conundrum. In relation to drug policy at least. Again I find my suggestions are viable, and being implemented in the enlightened backwoods of Scandinavia. On the […]

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In Praise of Older Goods

Friday, January 18th, 2008

…or the African Freecycle Boogie. I guess it is rewarding to live long enough to see my youthful concerns become mainstream alarms. Or at least fashionable. And that is what is now happening with recycled goods. Second hand goods have appealed to me since my childhood. At about age 7, with my equally naughty friend […]

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Torture Blofeld

Friday, May 20th, 2005

There has been a furore over a paper (yet to be published) by two Australian academics claiming that torture should be legal in some circumstances. Most Aussie cinema-goers would agree, so long as the torturer was James Bond, it was Blofeld and his cat that were rapping along with electrodes attached to their sensitive sides, […]

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