Rough week. TGIG


Bit rough, eh? ;-)*

For sure, we all know about the AWU nonsense, so there’s no need to go on about that tonight. But I hope everyone’s aware of Gillard’s latest time warp to the Dark Ages proposal. (thanks, Bolta).

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon’s proposed changes massively expand the list of characteristics people can be offended by, expanding the jurisdiction into shops, workplaces and sporting clubs.

The regime will provide a new weapon in the war on free speech by even including “political opinion” as a ground on which people can be discriminated against.

This extraordinary change makes even innocuous political expressions subject to the law – a person need only be offended or insulted in order to make out a claim. Shop owners displaying signs in support of a political candidate may now be legally discriminating against employees who want the other guy to win…

Not only do the changes represent an extraordinary attack on freedom of speech, they also undermine fundamental legal principles derived from 800 years of common law. They would reverse the onus of proof, forcing employers to prove that they are innocent of discrimination.

Saw that yesterday. Make of that what you will.

Um, what else? Oh, the Israel/Palestine thing. Well, Israel says they’re happy, so let’s not worry about the 12 Hamas rockets fired into Israel since the ceasefire, nor their thanking of Iran… the guys who supplied those fancy rockets that could and did hit Tel Aviv.

Anyway, enough. Music.

Infected Mushroom. Arguably one of the best EDM acts on the planet, and perhaps the best out of Israel.

*what? TGIG? Thank God it’s good.

UPDATE

No, not the bloody pic, the bloody week. I had a good week. Sorry, I mixed metaphors with that Roxon/Gillard pic. Very messy. Sorry. Please try and enjoy the music and/or comment… I need another drink and a smoke.

Carry on.

    • minicapt
    • November 24th, 2012

    Much more relaxing:

    Cheers

    • Carpe Jugulum
    • November 24th, 2012

    Ok here is my contribution from the vault. Now before anyone critisises the following MUST be noted;

    1. Back in the day this was clubbing at its finest.

    2. Lady Jugs and i onced danced to this, by danced i mean jumped around like retards getting electroconvulsive therapy.

    3. It was the 80’s people, cut me some slack.

    4. In 20 years you will use the same excuses on me. :p

    • Carpe Jugulum
    • November 24th, 2012

    Hey Bing how is the new gig working out?

    • Well first up, it’s a bit hard to comment after looking at that youtube pic you put up…. but I’ll try.

      It’s going really well. Job satisfaction is way up there (and the pay ain’t half bad, either).

      A BIG difference is that I teach – or rather facilitate – classes consisting of business employees, employees who are there on a voluntary basis.

      It’s not so much about teaching for a test (BIIIG problem in Korea), but rather providing a practical avenue for employees to practise and utilise the skills they already have.

        • Carpe Jugulum
        • November 25th, 2012

        Yep that clip was cringeworthy. But it was the 80’s after all.

        Good to hear the new job is going well.

    • elsie
    • November 25th, 2012

    Best wishes to all. Your new work sounds most interesting and teaching adults very different ! Still trying to write a thesis and will hopefully be back to being human after that is over. Hope the Gillard govt is over soon too. Can’t bear it anymore or the media support for it!

    • Thanks! And good luck with that thesis! :-)

    • Carpe Jugulum
    • November 27th, 2012

    Saw this on Bolts page

    http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/too_dangerous_for_visitors/

    Does that make the news at your place?

    Onto other topics, the Emilys list shrieking harridan pretending to be the Speaker in the Oz Parliament today shut down questions to the Lying Slapper because ‘she has answered them outside the Parliament’, mthis Government has gone from being a farce to a sordid joke.

    3 months to go.

    • Still hasn’t made CNN or anything like that…

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