Another Dark Little Corner
Started this before change to "New Blogger", as backup in case of trouble with digiphoto blog "In a Small Dark Room", or rants & links blog "Hello Cruel World" . Useful - at one stage Dark Room was there, but like the astrophysical Dark Matter, we could't see it ... better now, but kept Just In Case.
There is nothing. There is no God and no universe, there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only a grotesque and brutal dream, evolved from the frantic imagination of that same Thought. Mark Twain (letter to Joseph Twichell after his wife's death)
[me, on a bad day]
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Preditors and Editors
Everything you wanted to know about literary agents
On the getting of agents
(and my Wish List)
Unintended? Consequences (or Back to property suffrage eventually?)
The new Australian industrial relations regulations take jury duty, among other things, out of awards. With unfair dismissal being encouraged now, does this mean there will be no way for society to legally discourage your employer firing you out of hand for upholding your right, and responsibility, to serve on a jury?
Another example: last year in the USA a Bush-supporting employer fired a long-term worker who wouldn't remove the Kerry-supporting sticker from her own car. Despite disapproval, and our opinion that the US is litigation-mad, I heard no suggestion there was any legal difficulty with it.
"Much of the labour law which ... evolved in the 20th century ... stems from an experience-based perception that the market constraint is not a sufficient protection." -- Keith Hancock, senior deputy president, Australian Industrial Relations Commission (1992-1997)