Episode 131 – Australia Day, Finland and Raju Singh
Somehow this podcast combines Australia Day, constitutional law, an apology to Finland, religion bashing, an Indian submariner, Adam Smith, Scientology, red frogs, milkshake duck and the Human Development Indicator into a compelling 79 minutes of Australian Podcast Gold.
1:06 Australia Day – A potted history presented by the 12th Man.
11:21 We consider alternative dates.
17:58 What date do other countries choose for their national day. Spain has made a very interesting day their national day.
23:04 The Fist apologises to Finland.
29:04 The Catholics are not happy with a “sham” review of school funding.
29:57 Catholic Bishops think dividing doctors into Catholics and Non-Catholics is a good idea.
33:05 Thanks to Clem Jones, Assisted Dying legislation will be a big topic in Qld in 2018
36:33 The Pope got a cool reception in Chile.
38:51 What do religions have in common? They all want your money.
41:03 A submarine Catholic
42:22 Indian submariner Raju Singh has left us a voicemail.
45:13 The Ruddock panel and submissions from The Atheist Foundation.
50:35 A radio interview by Chris Schacht of the NSL.
51:30 Canadian Christians are so persecuted. They are forced to comply with the same laws as everyone else.
54:01 The Marion Maddox theory on the feelings of religious groups to a Bill of Rights form of religious protection.
56:56 We are popular in Japan.
1:00:46 A Pakistani humanist was rejected because he failed to identify Plato.
1:02:27 The Scientologists were active at schoolies. Hotel owners were furious but the same could be said about the Red Frogs group.
1:05:01 Tennys Sandgren has been milkshake ducked. And Nick Kyrgios is still a dick.
1:10:48 Adam Smith was worried about powerful business interests controlling our political leaders and distorting the free market.
1:13:14 GDP is a poor statistic and maybe we should look at the Human Development Index.
1:17:33 Psycho Chickens
A harrowing account of an aboriginal woman
The Catholic Church in Rome is accepting paywave
Submission by The Atheist Foundation to the Ruddock panel
A radio interview with Chris Schacht (pronounced shot) of the NSL
Alas, it is satire
Scientologists distribute anti-drug brochures at schoolies.
Nick Kyrgios 2.0 is still a dickhead. Hit a ball into the stand, sulked, castigated his crew over string tension and then didn’t use it and then told them to “Stand Up!!”