Roundup 12 October. From Seattle Airport

How dare you! Lisa Simpson said it in 2007. It was funny then, now it is just sad.

Just in time. Escape from freezing in Vancouver. The coldest day in 123 years.

Creativity and Innovation Project. Run by Ieva Notturno our hostess in Washington DC.

We often falsely assume that all cultures encourage or even recognize what we often say is a human urge to create and Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 5.41.33 PMinnovate. Some people say that America is creative and innovative despite its governments’ policies. Others say that it is creative and innovative precisely because of them. Be this as it may, our governments’ policies can and do create incentives that influence innovation in labs, markets, institutions and societies both at home and abroad.

Here are some of the questions we are likely to explore in this project:

Go early. Go hard. Go nuclear.

Much has been written on these Cat pages about the need for Australia to invest in and pursue nuclear energy. Perhaps. However, a more pressing need may be for Australia to invest in and pursue nuclear weapons.

Asset-Owning Democracy Strengthens Mainstream Australia.

Prime Minister Morrison is right to put the interests of the Australian people ahead of an unaccountable internationalist bureaucracy.

Sport is now a geopolitical minefield.

Has the fallout from a single tweet by an American basketball team manager in support of the Hong Kong protestors put another nail in the coffin of US engagement with China?

The ABCs of race relations

ABC Chairwoman Ita Buttrose laments that the Australian media landscape is “too white” and not representative of our multicultural society. She even suggests we may need quotas.

Push back to resist CSR activism.

News that the eco-socialist network, Market Forces, intends to step up its campaign to choke investment in fossil fuel industries came as no surprise to those who have watched with concern the increasing activist pressure on the corporate world.

Australian Taxpayers Assoc: A global tax means more not less crony capitalism
The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, a grassroots advocacy group representing the nation’s taxpayers, called for the government to oppose the new OECD global tax.

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14 Responses to Roundup 12 October. From Seattle Airport

  1. stackja

    CSR activism wanting more sugar sales?

    History of CSR

    CSR sugar has a long and colourful history stemming back 160 years to the early stages of Australian colonisation. Our colonial forefathers recognised the need for a local source of sugar to sustain themselves and set about planting sugar cane and setting up mills and the initial refinery in Sydney in 1855. Since then, CSR sugar has continued to provide Australia with the highest quality sugar across a broad range of products and formats. CSR stands for the ‘Colonial Sugar Refining Company’.

  2. iggie

    ‘ABC Chairwoman Ita Buttrose laments that the Australian media landscape is “too white” and not representative of our multicultural society. ‘

    Maybe, Ita, you can start by replacing the likes of Tony Jones, Fran Kelly, Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb with some ME and Chinese presenters – create a carbon copy of SBS.
    Buy will the same standards apply to SBS – you know, quotas?

  3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The push for Corporate Social Responsibility is the latest round of the Gramscian Long March Through the Institutions providing employment for the university indoctrinated next generation of leftist interference. There needs to be some organised push back. Advance Australia, the so-called ginger group of the centre right, have said they are working at this at senior corporate levels It would be good to hear back from them about how they are going and what exactly they are doing.

    Effective lobbying of CEO’s could ensure that quality information could then cascade down, with directives to SJW staff to limit CSR to real areas of concern, such as support for the genuinely disabled or educational assistance programs for kids from very disadvantaged backgrounds, or the homeless on Australian streets. Environmental program assistance could be limited to clean ups of actual pollution not fantasies about the effects of a harmless gas on the weather.

    So regarding push back from the realist side of politics, have groups on the right provided an authoritative summary for CEO’s of the latest dissenting opinions re any ‘climate emergency’? Have they picked apart some of the current reporting of ‘fake’ climate information and offered CEOs other data for consideration? These seem to be elementary steps to halt extremes in CSR that come from disinformation.

    The same could be done for other SJW concerns.

  4. Win

    Corporate social responsibility, Extinction Rebellion and Antifa , all University clones of communisim white antingtheir way to the gulags and poverty for all.

  5. Roger

    ABC Chairwoman Ita Buttrose laments that the Australian media landscape is “too white” and not representative of our multicultural society. She even suggests we may need quotas.

    The ABC Board.

    Effective corporate change begins at the top.

    Btw, I note that females outnumber males by 2:1. Hardly representative of society.

  6. Iggie poses a great idea, just shut down the ABC side of ABC/SBS; Soccer, Cycling and Classic FM. What more do you need.

  7. Roger:

    Effective corporate change begins at the top.
    Btw, I note that females outnumber males by 2:1. Hardly representative of society.

    It’s not an accident, Roger.

  8. egg_

    Aunty goes blackface (again)?
    Whatever happened to Trisha Goddard?

  9. egg_

    just shut down the ABC side of ABC/SBS

    Houston – we have a solution!
    Since we’re to be scolded in blackface.

  10. Crossie

    Appointing Buttrose was supposed to have been ScoMo’s solution to the ABC’s left slant but those of us who came of age when Cleo debuted knew that was not likely to happen. This shows clearly that his staff/advisors are ignoramuses who don’t know what the voters think or they just don’t care.

  11. Dr Fred Lenin

    Governments will never appoint ordinary people to these Quangos and Boards ,they dont know any ordinary people ,the only time they talk to ordinary people is when they crawl to them to get their vote to advance their own lucrative careers ,they probably despise the ordinary voter . The academics definately ddespise the people who feed them too.
    Abolishing politics as a career would solve many existing problems,together with one year contracts for all public employees ,and erformance based salaries and condiions .

  12. Roger

    This shows clearly that his staff/advisors are ignoramuses who don’t know what the voters think or they just don’t care.

    Can’t he think for himself?

    Or, if he needed counsel, he could have quietly consulted with Maurice Newman.

  13. The BigBlueCat

    Win
    #3182091, posted on October 12, 2019 at 10:40 am
    Corporate social responsibility, Extinction Rebellion and Antifa , all University clones of communisim white antingtheir way to the gulags and poverty for all.

    Except that’s not what they want for themselves … they still want their iPhones, their aluminium water bottles, their heated houses, their jobs, their cause de jour. Yes, the useful idiots will end up like everyone else, but the elites will maintain their toys and the benefits of crony capitalism. Socialism and Communism are cruel masters unless you are one of those masters.

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