BTW: I found this linked on a German website:
Obviously the world is watching a bit what we are up to..
I have to read the British Guardian these days, if I want to know how
many people arrived asking for asylum.
After Hitler many Germans said: They did not know about the camps.
Well, there we are.. thanks Tony, thanks Scotty!
From: "Jason White" <jason(a)jasonjgw.net>
> Petros <Petros.Listig(a)fdrive.com.au> wrote:
>> Just something interesting I read on yesterday:
>> ''For every dollar the Australian government spends on non-indigenous
>> health, it spends $1.47 on indigenous health,'' Steinberg says.
>> ''There is no doubt there have been resources devoted to this problem,
>> but why is there not progress?''
> I'm wondering how this is calculated - on a "per person" basis? Indigenous
> people comprise a relatively small proportion of the total population, so it
> surely can't be true that they are allocated more than half of the total
> federal health budget, which the above would appear to imply.
Well, it was not written by a mathematician;-) I read it as:
The government spends more money per head on indigenous people, ca.
1.47 times of the Australian average of spending for health per person.
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political conviction or inclination, this may be an opportunity for anyone to express their condoleance for the passing
of Nelson Mandela. So you may wish to take the opportunity offered here. (there is a link to a condoleance page below).
As far as I am concerned Nelson Mandela is my Hero, and I have no doubt he would have been a friend of Linux, and many Luvers would be saddened today.
Today, members of the Australian Labor Party join with our friends in the African National Congress, and the people of
South Africa, in mourning the loss of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
The African National Congress, in their statement this morning, said of Mandela:
“The large African Boabab, who loved Africa as much as he loved South Africa, has fallen. Its trunk and seeds will
nourish the earth for decades to come."
Mandela was known throughout South Africa as “Tata Madiba”, an expression drawn from his tribal name and also meaning
“father”. This was how he was known to a generation of South Africans who lived through the peaceful transition from
partheid to multi-racial democracy.
His leadership of the anti-apartheid movement, and stewardship of the new South Africa, were an inspiration right
around the world, including here in Australia.
That’s why we’ve created this online condolence book. You can sign your condolences and we’ll collate the contributions
and send the book to the ANC as a symbol of our continued solidarity.
Australian Labor played an important role in the global movement to end apartheid. Ordinary party members and unionists
joined the campaigns and actions throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Prominent leaders like Gough Whitlam, Bob Hawke, Don
Dunstan and Gareth Evans ensured that Labor in government took the lead in imposing sanctions on the Apartheid regime.
When Mandela was released from prison he visited Australia. Tens of thousands turned out to hear him speak in Sydney
when he said to the crowd that he could “feel the solidarity of Australians and others for 27 years through thick
Australian Labor was one of only a few parties around the world to give practical assistance to Mandela and the ANC in
the 1994 election. Personnel and resources were made available to the ANC by then National Secretary Gary Gray.
Assistant National Secretary, Ian Henderson spent months in South Africa helping the campaign.
All members and supporters of Australian Labor can today celebrate the life of a great member of our global movement
and should take pride in our contribution to the development of democracy in South Africa. Mandela’s inspiration and
legacy will continue to shape our commitment to democratic ideals across the world and to inspire our enduring
friendship with the people of South Africa.
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Make your predictions:
"South Africa will be a smoking ruin similar to Zimbabwe by 2033.
Specifically, the price of gold in Rand will have risen at least 20-fold
(current price 12,857.80 rand / oz) , and unemployment will be at least 40%
It is possible that a) Nelson Mandela was in many ways an admirable person
(IMHO true), and b) Majority rule will result in a bad outcome for almost
all South Africans, worse than continued white majority rule (IMHO quite
likely), and c) It was in some sense the right outcome (in line with the
argument that one person one vote democracy is the least worst system, in
spite of its many ill effects across the world).
> 1. Re: Vale Nelson Mandela (Lev Lafayette)
> On Fri, December 6, 2013 11:24 pm, Russell Coker wrote:
> > While somewhat controversial in the past it's now generally accepted
> > opposing the racist policies of white South Africa was the right thing
> > do.
On Fri, 6 Dec 2013 10:31:24 Aryan Ameri wrote:
> Just to add, the 2100 Mhz 3G spectrum was the 3GIS network that "3" built
> and Telstra bought into as it didn't have a 3G network at the time. The
> network had had no investment in it for years and was very slow and
> coverage was very poor outside inner cities. This was the reason behind the
> "NextG" branding as Telstra went about building its own superior network on
> the 850 Mhz frequency and wanted to differentiate it from "normal 3G".
I used Three for just over 6 years and it worked well for me. I could make phone calls everywhere I
visited in that time (roaming to GSM) and got 3G data almost everywhere I wanted it.
Speed was OK by the standards of the day. Before Android phones came out 3G was generally
only used for checking mail, MMS, and the occasional video call. In an emergency I'd tether my
phone to my laptop (or use a 3G dongle) but that was a major PITA so I didn't do it often.
Now my Android phone is checking email, Hangouts, and some news sources all the time. I play
Ingress every day, and turning my phone into a Wifi hotspot is easy and something I do very often.
The modern 3G needs are a lot greater than the 3G needs of 3+ years ago.
That said, my parents used Three for their home Internet connection for 2 years and it worked well
enough for them.
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Quoting "Michael Scott" <luv(a)inoz.net>
> I tend to compare tablets with books. If you hold a book in your
> hands to read it, there's no issue with posture. If you put a book
> on a table to read it there's no issue with posture. Whu should it
> be any different with a tablet?
I agree as long as you it as an eReader or watch videos, essentially
Especially when writing a longer article, it looks very .. well, strange.
Russell Coker wrote:
> When I was young people worried that their children would have eye
> problems from watching too much TV. That didn't happen.
But the people with back pain are reality.
I changed my setup over the years significantly to avoid it. E.g. at
home I am standing when using the computer.
My daughter has her tablet always on the lap and is bending over it.
It looks very unhealthy..
I cannot imagine any ergonomic way of using a tablet over a longer
period.. so is this the everybody gets back pain generation?