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The critical need to focus on the big picture

Posted by Philip on 30 January 2017, 2:02 pm in , , , , , ,

TROM "is a project that aims to showcase in detail the root cause of most of today’s problems and proposes realistic solutions to solve those problems. But it is also about challenging people’s values, explaining in simple language how the world works, and providing free and good quality educational materials/tools for everyone."

abstract picture of earth computerised

I support TROM on Patreon because I like what they have to say about the human condition and society. They use good science and logic and, to me, they make a lot of sense. They are aligned with the Zeitgeist Movement and Venus Project , whose philosophy and work I also respect.

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What loos need to lose

Posted by Philip on 6 March 2015, 5:21 pm in , , , , , , , , , , , ,

My friend Jeannie over at Bikes for Fish posted an article from Huffpost Gay Voices about "bills [that] have been filed in three [US] states to prevent transgender people from using bathrooms consistent with their gender identity." Described as "last gasp attempts to hurt LGBT people", legal acts like this illuminate a more deeply entrenched assumption about dunnies:

That they need to be gender-specific at all.

I'm not your average bloke, but I've always wondered why public toilets are separated by gender. And what's with urinals? We don't have either in private dwellings.

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Campbell Live misses point of society in the playground

Posted by Philip on 18 February 2011, 9:10 am in , , ,

I was so, SO disappointed by 'Campbell Live's' punitive angle on the Morrinsville College bullying incident last night.

In his interview with Principal John Inger, John Campbell one-sidedly upheld the community outrage that followed the Board of Trustees' decision to allow the three 13-year-old bullies to return to class. 

The programme's producers chose to air only the viewer feedback that called for the girls' suspension, expulsion, even to be "shown a jail cell." Campbell then said that these lynchmob-like comments represented the vast majority of public opinion.

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