Archive | November, 2011

Does your workplace allow you to say “Happy Christmas”?

Now that we’ve approached December, anyone who speaks to clients or customers will soon face that awkward choice: “Happy Christmas” or “Happy Holidays“? I mention this because for the last two years I have been disallowed to say the dreaded ‘C’ word, “Christmas”, in a workplace. What is this Grinch-ery? Did I miss something? Since when […]

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#QantasLuxury crashes into ground, we take Twitter down for the ride

They say all publicity is good publicity. Well, not necessarily. Many of you may have seen the Qantas PR disaster on Twitter, Tuesday morning. If there was ever a prime example of when and how not to use Twitter, this is it. A little before midday, Quantas‘ official Twitter account, @qantasairways, posted this: Ever wanted to […]

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Life begins at conception – initiative rejected by new Mississippi vote

Currently an important vote has been sought in the US state of Mississippi: whether to amend the state constitution to declare a fertilised human egg a person. This move is not only likely to reignite the bitter abortion debate ahead of the 2012 elections, it becomes an interesting precedent other states – and even countries […]

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Prince Phillip Is Right: Wind Turbines Are A Joke

Whether you like the Royal family or loathe them, Prince Phillip is a man who has never been afraid to diss the trendy in order to make valid, sensible statements, even though it may be classed as politically incorrect to do so. Case in point? Yesterday it was reported by the Sunday Telegraph in London […]

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China pissed with Australia over US troops deal

While Australian and US media gleefully talk up the geopolitical banter going on between US President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at the moment, take a moment to realise that China’s all-powerful communist machine is watching closely, with glaring eyes. Over the last 24 hours, Air Force One arrived in Canberra, Australia’s capital, for […]

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