At midnight on June 30, 2018, Amazon barred sales from its USA store to Australia.
Amazon claimed that changes to Australia’s Goods and Services Tax (GST), requiring businesses around the world levy the 10% charge at the place of sale was onerous. Rather, they protested, Australia should levy its own tax at its own border. Continue reading
Well, the time has come in the Southern Hemisphere to welcome a new crowd of high school graduates into the halls of higher academia, the stalls of art and the places where people work. Continue reading
The beauty about friendship is that it is rare. Continue reading
Well, I took the time tonight, while Hamas-missiles are raining down on Israel and Israeli air raids are flying across Gaza in retaliation, to listen to Bernie Sanders’ Keynote Address to the non-profit Pro-Israel/Pro-Peace advocacy group, J Street, from April 22, 2018. I hoped to gain some insight into his foreign policy. Continue reading
Source: Wikipedia “Kristallnacht”.
I was reminded by a friend on Facebook that today November 9, 2018, is the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht, “the night of glass” in which Jewish homes, businesses, synagogues and gatherings were vandalised, butchered and razed to the ground in Germany and the Greater Third Reich. Continue reading
Having read Bernie Sanders’ political manifesto yesterday I’m surprised at its cogency. Based on media stereotypes I arrived at the start line expecting a crazy nutcase of a socialist and I finished the easy romp having met a pro-freedom-capitalist of the Keynesian economic faith.
In times of distress, people have turned to the Psalms. It’s all the truer for the Jews whose King, David, after all penned them fearing his own life as those around him conspired for his fall. Continue reading
This is a reprise of an article I posted a few weeks ago. I didn’t think it offered the oomph and clarity I’d intended. So here’s goes: if you want to be confident …
To find confidence, you’ve got to sell. It’s as simple as that. And to sell you’ve got to do just three things but they take work: Continue reading
We’ve been indoctrinated to thank people for their feedback whether we’ve invited it or not. Continue reading
You’re absolutely correct when you say that creativity lives in art. For art isn’t merely an outlet for enjoyment. Sun Tzu showed that there’s art in war. Continue reading