Presenting the Basamuk Red Sea

Tuesday, 07-Jul-15

My beautiful Madang… That was, until the last few years.

Papua New Guinea Mine Watch


A lot has been said about the toxic chemical spills into ‘Beautiful Madang’s’ Basamuk Bay seawater, but have you pictured how it might look like from how the people described it? Brace yourselves and look no further than the pictures in this article that have surfaced, taken by the people themselves using their mobile phones, to show you what they are currently treading on and living with.

Red sea basamuk

This is how the sea looked in the last chemical spill in the month of March this year, and the Ramu Nickel Mine’s ‘Community Affairs’ officers bounced into the villages and told the people ‘Everything is ok’, and then left, the same way they arrived. Off course as you know, they’ve not produced any reports to back up their assurances – as usual.

The national government’s Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) workers are as useless in giving hope to the people, maybe far more worse than the Chinese Miners because as the people put…

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Is there any case against same-sex marriage?

Tuesday, 07-Jul-15

Step back, step forward

I support the legal recognition of same-sex marriage. I have never heard anything to change my mind, but it’s not for a lack of listening. As a matter of fact, I have developed a keen ear for anti-SSM arguments, but each one is either unintelligible to me, or has a short, obvious retort with no counter-retort that I know of. Sometimes I think the arguers must have misspoken, and I try to guess what they meant to say, but that doesn’t help either.

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The embarrassing tale of the King James Bible present to PNG: Fraud, Corruption, Hypocrisy, Cargo Cultism, and amusement

Saturday, 09-May-15

PNGexposed Blog

By Anonymous and via Nineteen Years and Counting

The gift of the supposed 1st edition 1st imprint of the 1611 King James Bible to Papua New Guinea is an amazing piece of drama.  It wraps and presents in a single, digestible story all the craziness, hypocrisy and corruption that characterises PNG today.


Deceiving the people about what this Bible present represented was perpetrated largely by PNG Parliamentary speaker Theo Zurenuoc, who is so immersed in his magical cargo cult dream world that even having the whole world laugh at him wouldn’t cause him to pause and reflect. Zurenuoc’s fraud was four-fold:

The Fraud:  The Bible was not delivered by any American government party in Indiana.  Instead the event was an exchange between churches at the small The Fraud: The Bible was not delivered by any American government party in Indiana. Instead the event was an exchange between churches at the small “Interchurch Holiness Convention” of fundamentalists in Dayton, Ohio

1. An American government gift?   Zurenouc originally said that the gift was coming from…

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An Open Letter to Elise Chapman – Bendigo Councillor

Sunday, 29-Jun-14

Ignorance does not equal blamelessness. There’s still a law in Australia against inciting hatred.

What It’s Like To Be A Third Culture Kid

Thursday, 12-Jun-14

TCKs, baby – how an Australian who grew up in 4 different countries can have more in common with a half-Vietnamese, half-Canadian who spent HIS childhood in 4 completely different countries, than with peers from “their” country.

Thought Catalog

You were raised in a different country than your parents. You have several nationalities by blood and another by birth. You have more than one passport and you identify with multiple cultures. You speak in numerous languages and you know phrases in many more. You’re a third culture kid, a global nomad, and a citizen of the world.

You were born into the culture of travel and you flew before you could walk. You know your way around airports like the back of your hand and you’ve seen more places than most adults have in their lifetime. You’ve been exposed to both poverty and extreme wealth and you’ve learned to appreciate what you have.

Your friends also have ownership in multiple cultures and are from countries unheard of by many. Your mind is open to different religious and political views and you’re culturally adept. You know how to adapt because…

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