The world is neither meaningful, nor absurd. it quite simply is, and that, in any case, is what is so remarkable about it.
This week Media Dragons met Michael Rueben Eagan AO (Chancellors at Macquarie Uni) and it is clear that while we have characters like Michael among us who passionately voice their opinion and ideas on a number of issues of public importance then our democracy is safe ... Voices of reason and logic tend to be rarer today than ever before.
Michael was in a good mood and It is lucky for Warren Cahill as Michael is not too eager to collect an outstanding legislative debt (with interest) even though The High Court ruled in Michael's financial favour. Most former Treasurers would be tempted to engage debt collectors of Papadopolos (sic) statutue, but not Michael ...
One thing we have in common as we both share the same respect for media dragon's former Chair Andrew Tink - Historian and great storyteller Andrew received well deserved doctorate from Macquarie Uni ;-)
What a tantalising prospect - getting hold of Michael Eagan's memories and all his secret files! His recollection of Havel's presidential swearing in ceremony is worth gold and The meeting with Prague's Cardinal is filled with promise of many dramatic campfire stories ...
Speaking of thoughtful and caring Andrew Tink he was among the first to visit John Brogden in hospital John Brogden: 'Experiences like mine show there is a way back'
Júlia Warhola was born Júlia Justína Zavacká to a peasant family in the Rusyn village of Miková, Austria-Hungary (now in northeast Slovakia) and married Ondrej Varchola (Americanized as Andrew Warhola).
How Not to Be a Leader Medium
GARY BRECHER IS CREATING THE WAR NERD PODCAST. Bob urges readers to support him!
The Internet has created unprecedented opportunities for individuals to explore a wide range of unfamiliar and often-marginalized desires, and in doing so has also created unprecedented opportunities for the criminal justice system to monitor and punish these sexual desires. An important example of this dynamic is the recent trial of Gilberto Valle, New York City’s so-called “Cannibal Cop.” Valle, an NYPD officer, was convicted for conspiracy to kidnap several women based on a series of highly fictionalized conversations on a “dark fetish” fantasy website. Although these conversations revealed Valle’s fantasies involving kidnapping, torturing, and cannibalizing women, he had made no effort to kidnap, kill, or eat anyone, and there was no evidence that his online discussions went beyond graphic exchanges and digital role-playing.
Thea Johnson and Andrew Gilden have posted Common Sense and the Cannibal Cop (11 Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties 313 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: