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All posts for the day July 12th, 2010

It is Monday

Published July 12, 2010 by Michael C Leeson

World Cup 2010

Enhorabuena a España en su triunfo en la taza 2010 de mundo

To Kill a Mocking Bird

It is the 50th Anniversary of my favourite novel of all time, since Harper Lee shared with the world her sense of justice. This work inspired me to pursue a career in working with people faced by barriers to achieving equitable outcomes. This complex work challenges the reader at many levels to see the world a new through the eyes of a child. On a personal note my favourite character being Atticus, a wise man with a sober disposition who exemplifies a sense of social justice imbued with base human values and beliefs of doing the right thing.

Thank you Miss Lee

The chooks are clucking and scratching

Joh Bjelke-Petersen, former conservative Premier of Queensland used the term chooks to describe journalists, it seems an apt descriptive for that profession’s hysterical antics. Journalists charge themselves as a profession with the ethical role of reporting on issues of importance and interest to the citizenry.  However, it seems in padding out the 24hr News cycle with its rambling and sometimes senseless observations these commentators seek to create News underpinned in some cases by an obvious political agenda. Sadly, due to this situation the media take a populist position in overlooking hard stories in appealing to the masses and boosting their ratings.

The latest (possible) News story here being the timing for the next federal election, seeing journalists and political commentators alike  trolling over every spoken word and poll for any hint. My gut feeling being that Gillard will call this ballot sometime towards the end of this month for sometime in September admittedly this is only a hunch.

Now I sound like them?