~ This is Einstein's explanation of relativity that he gave to his secretary, Helen Dukas, to relay to reporters and others.
Vaclav Havel once noted that as we know more and more we tend to care less and less ... As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests...
We're in uncharted territory. We truly live in interesting times filled with opportunities and dangerous challenges as never before in 5000 years ... A Simple Chart [3000 BC to 2015 AD] explains why politicians around the world are struggling-to revive their economies
Last night thought provoking Phillip Adams talked on yOur ABC radio about Why China Will Fail ...
We are rather fond of Phillip as he is the Antipodean Vaclav Havel character. Phillip does not believe in any political extremists be it left or right having the monopoly on truth and democracy ... His melodic voice does speak up for the powerless in our society ... [We encourage potential young media dragons, who are unlike us still a long way from the waiting room for God, to exchange ideas with Phillip because even though, just like Havel and Steve Jobs, he is extremely busy but if you email Phillip does get back to you with ideas and advice about most matters of concerns - Just be yourself!]
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says "it's important that people don't hyperventilate" after the Australian sharemarket suffered its worst day on Monday since the global financial crisis. Hyperventilating Responses
Fake Peer Review Scandal Shines Spotlight on China Wall Street Journal
China’s market Leninism turns dangerous for the world Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
China Shares Drop; European Stocks and U.S. Futures Rise Wall Street Journal