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By tigtog on August 5, 2010
“Plain packaging is not a proven policy,” she said. “There’s no credible evidence that this policy will stop people smoking, that it will stop kids, young people, taking up cigarette smoking.
By Mindy on July 27, 2010
Warning: the image in the linked article may be triggering for some readers. Stickers you can put on your luggage to make it easily identifiable? Good idea. Silly stickers like blocks of cocaine or dildos? Juvenile and likely to have Customs paying you more attention than you’d really want, but if you are silly enough [...]
By tigtog on May 21, 2010
While Shell toasts $9.8billion profits, people of the Niger delta are having to drink polluted water.
By tigtog on May 11, 2010
So, does any reader work for a company which has prioritised normalising promotion/pay structures for employees who made sacrifices during the GFC? Or are you one of the many being overlooked while restoring company profits for the benefit of shareholders takes priority? Or does your company actually seem to be managing the balancing act for both employees and shareholders?
By blue milk on April 20, 2010
Gentlemen, a bit of perspective please. A police inquiry into an affair of prostitution involving an under-age call girl could not have come at a worse time for Raymond Domenech and his players just 50 days before the start of the World Cup. And.. So when it emerges that a player of the stature of [...]
By tigtog on March 21, 2010
With stocks of Atlantic bluefin tuna down 75 per cent due to over-fishing, the European Commission said the trade ban’s rejection threatened the survival of the ocean predator. Environmental group Greenpeace also warned the vote ”sets the species on a pathway to extinction”.
By blue milk on March 15, 2010
This article in The Australian by Rosemary Neill is more a report on the lay of the land than a way forward but what it does do is spell out nicely the latest split to occur in feminism. Once again the split is about sex (oh how we feminists have visited that ground a few [...]
By tigtog on December 14, 2009
Why are we as social animals so easily able to shrug off the needs of these children for a more secure and supportive environment? What the hell is wrong with us?
By Mindy on December 9, 2009
Did you know that being a woman means you hate Keira Knightley? Fuck Politeness has done an excellent takedown of this, so I won’t repeat it here. Also, did you know (if you are a married woman) that Tiger Woods has done you a favour? Congratulations married ladies, you have made it into the “women [...]