‘Kallappadam’, A Tribute To Native Art Form ‘Koothu’ (With Image)

Director J. Vadivel says forthcoming Tamil thriller Kallappadam, a story about how first-timers attempt and make a movie, is a tribute to native art form Koothu, which is nearly forgotten.

Its about the battle of a bunch of pals who set out to make their first movie. Through this story, we are highlighting the almost forgotten art form Koothu and our movie is a homage to it, Vadivel told IANS.

Considering that this is my very first movie, I desired to do something different. I selected Koothu as the style of my movie because I highly feel it has actually lost its prominence given that the beginning of movie theater. Weve attempted to focus on the art kind and it has been dealt with commercially, he said.

The homage has been paid through a song and Vadivel feels it will certainly strike a chord with the audience.

Vadivel plays himself in the movie, while his cinematographer Santhosh, music composer K and editor Gaugin repeat their own functions.

We decided to play our respective roles. To make the movie they desire, these characters are required to do something from the sheer need, he said.

A parallel story about the downfall of an effective starlet likewise keeps up the major story. Lakshmi Priyaa has played this function. To obtain back in the league, shes forced to do something bad. Exactly what happens when these two parallely running stories cross paths (types the rest of the story), he added.

Vadivel says although the actions of Lakshmis character in the movie may appear bad, but she isn’t really essaying an unfavorable function.

Lakshmi is forced to react to the situation she enters the film, said Vadivel, and added that the story was motivated by events that happened around him.

This is not about the struggle in the market to make my first movie. Its about how movie theater has actually taken control of other art forms like koothu. Villages that made use of to give choice to koothu performances now favour movie theater numbers, he stated.

Heaping praise on his team, Vadivel said everyone had multiple roles to play in the film.

All the lead stars had multiple functions to play. Santhosh for circumstances had to make sure everything is recorded completely behind the camera and afterwards come prior to it to act. Gaugin would let us know where to edit a shot and K would inform us about the suitable score for a scene. All this would happen while shooting, mostly on the spot, he said.

He states the efficiencies of the stars will be extremely reasonable as no one tried to act.

Kallappadam, which is produced by Anand Ponniraivan, will launch in cinemas on Friday. Its being distributed by Vadivels mentor filmmaker Mysskin.

– Indo-Asian News Service hp/rb/vm

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2015-03-16-13:22:25 (IANS).

California Renewable Plan Altered

Solar may be a wise option for Californians, just be extra careful with the solar leasing and brand-new solar loan schemes that are penetrating the market. Solar leases and PPAs are two of the most expensive ways to lease a solar system and some solar leasing company loans are just as bad. The main reason for this is the much greater rates thats charged for the systems by these companies.

Today a name brand, average sized 4.75 kW grid tie solar system that will certainly produce approximately 600 kWh each month with only 5 hours of peak sunlight per day.can now be purchased for less than $2.20 a watt after applying the tax credit or less than $11,000.

Why would any individual wantwish to fund an $11,000 solar system leasing or purchase on a 20 to 30 year agreement?

Dont get blindsided by the solar leasing companys swell payment or their 2.9 % yearly payment boosts. Before you sign that 20 to 30 year lease, PPA or loan always ask if the renting business funding includes a yearly payment boost, or a balloon payment.

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Chatter Column: Clyne, Rafael, Tiote, Van Persie, Costa

Chelsea are set to challenge Manchester United for the signature of Southampton and England right-back Nathaniel Clyne, 23.

(Daily Mirror).

Manchester United will listen to offers at the end of the season for defender Rafael, 24, as supervisor Louis van Gaal prepares a clearout.


Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote, 28, might have played his last game for Newcastle after being dismissed for the rest of the period with a knee injury.

(Daily Mail).

Watford are thinking about signing previous Aston Rental property and Bolton defender Zat Knight, 34, after taking him on trial.


Winger Emanuele Giaccherini, 29, has a future at Sunderland in spite of an injury-hit 2 years at the club, says supervisor Gus Poyet.

(Daily Mail).


Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 31, is set to be out for a month with the ankle injury he suffered throughout last Saturdays defeat at Swansea.

(Sun – subscription needed).

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African Development Bank Protects Providing For Coal Power

Lobbying groups have been pushing development banks to
scale back on finance for the most polluting kinds of energy as
greenhouse-gas emissions reach record levels and scientists warn
the world is movinged towards hazardous environment change. Public finance
institutions provided a minimum of $55.7 billion for coal projects
from 2007 to 2013, according to the Natural Resources Defense
Council, a New York-based environmental group.

Kaberuka said the bank plans to stabilize its energy financing
in between fossil fuels and sustainable sources, so funds for
projects using natural gas would be matched with a sustainable
development. The AfDB, based in Abidjan, Ivory Coastline, is
supporting wind power in Kenya, geothermal power in east Africa
and a significant solar task in Morocco.

Energy Lending

The AfDB in 2013 mobilized loaning of $1.8 billion for
energy relevant infrastructure, consisting of $350 million for
renewables. Leaving out a $1 billion loan in May 2014 to
rejuvenate Angola’s energy market, about 45 percent of the
lending was for renewables in 2014.

Pressure to scrap coal loaning developedintegrateded October 2013, when
Angel Gurria, the secretary general of the Organization for
Economic Cooperation amp; Development, asked governments around the
world to question their support for the fuel. Environmental
groups Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF joined some 33 organizations in
May asking for export credit agencies to end their coal
financial investments, part of a broader campaign to prod investors to
sell off fossil fuel.

Other development banks reacted. The World Bank and
European Investment Bank both have put restrictions on their loaning
for coal, as have the governments of the UK, Denmark, Finland,.
Norway and Sweden.

The European Bank for Reconstruction amp; Development ended.
its support for coal except under unique circumstances in.
December 2013. That month, President Barack Obama placed comparable.
limits on the US Export-Import Bank.

Kaberuka is unapologetic about his organization’s own.
backing for coal, keeping in mind that Africa produces just 3 percent of.
the carbon dioxide emissions blamed for international warming.

“To each and every single African country, from South Africa to the.
north, the greatest obstacle to economic development is energy, and.
we don’t have this sort of luxury of making this kind of.
choice,” he said. “There is a little bit of hypocrisy in the.
West at this moment.”

To get in touch with the press reporter on this story:.
Reed Landberg in London at.

To call the editors liable for this story:.
Reed Landberg at.
Will certainly Wade, Jim Efstathiou Jr.


Goldman Sachs Prices Shares In Lending System

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. priced 6 million shares of its specialty lending arm late Tuesday at $20 apiece, the low end of its $20-$21 targeted wide range, raising $120 million, an individual familiar with the matter said.

Shares in Goldman’s lender are readied to start trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GSBD, with Goldman set to sound the NYSE opening bell.

The loaning device, called Goldman Sachs BDC …

Voters Concur: Tax Huge Business More, Not Less

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Comments page: 1Considering that the wholethe entire raison d tre for the present LNP (as with all right-wing cabals) is to keep the moneythe cash in the kleptocrat employers hands, how surprisment. No doubt One Hand, Lambert and the typical flying monkeys will certainly be through later to disabuse us of these quaint ideas of incorrect hierarchy.

by rhwombat on Mar 10, 2015 at 2:01 pm

  • I seem to remember at the time Kevin Rudd suggested the mining tax the objection from the Murdoch press, company groups and the liberal party was viscous and consistent. Then the large mining business released an advertising blitz against it predicting all sorts of alarming effects. Then the polls turned versus it and we wound up with the trash that we had. The peopleIndividuals who need to be held liable for that fiasco may in some part be the Labor Party however mining business, News and the Liberals are the primary destroyers of that attempt at some decent legislation.

    by Jonathan Eales on Mar 10, 2015 at 2:51 pm

  • I don’t desire then to be taxed more I just desire them to honour their social agreement to be excellent citizens and not use artifical means to avoid tax.

    These business desire all the services govt provide so they ought to pay their whack

    by The Pav on Mar 10, 2015 at 3:14 pm

  • Oh no, not the banks, specific mining companies that still handle to bring in diesel fuel rebates, and certain web search business.

    The book reply by the very little taxpaying lease hunters will be: it will develop unemployment and sovereign threat to business wantingwishing to establish in Australia.

    The reply from Australia should be: you do not like it, go, there will certainly be others wantingwishing to take your place; after all when there is a profit to be made the gapdeep space will certainly be filled. These lease seeker must be called out to make excellent their bluff.

    by Costs Hilliger on Mar 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm

  • I believe it is obvious to all that big business that utilize legions of people to discover methods through the tax system to legally prevent tax ought to be pursued.

    I reckon a multinational revenue tax has merit. Slug them a 10 % keeping tax on profits and require them to justify why they shouldnt pay it.

    by David Hand on Mar 10, 2015 at 4:19 pm

  • The common thread through this, obviously, is that individuals want others to pay more tax.

    Its an excellent article, but that statement can not be drawn from the ballot that you have actually offered BK.

    Taxing business more is a sort of victimless crime for voters, who do not accept the idea that higher taxes on business might impact employment.

    That is likewise a false analogy BK

    It presumes that each individual employee is there as a factor of tax rates, however that is not the case in any truthfully run, and even mildly skilled company.

    A company employs individuals because they will certainly addcontribute to the general revenue. It is just the nett profit that is taxed, so unless companies are out there using individuals to reduce their profits, (an unheard of form of business welfare) then the argument that tax rates influence employment is a category error, a misnomer.

    While there is all manner of work that does not straight include to profits (legal representatives, tax accountants, Person Resources, payroll, cleaning) they are an expense of doing business. Revenue is only exactly what can be gleaned after these costs are gotten. Tax is just imposed on profits less these expenditures. Business are not deliberately using people to lower their earnings, that is simply axiomatic.

    Tax rates, by meaning, do not influence employment in rewarding business, and if a business is not lucrative, it is quickly no longer a business.

    David Hands idea is eminently worth thinking about, and a tax rate levied at the higher of 10 % of earnings, or 30 % of legitimate earnings (revenue less genuine expenses) would certainly be feasible, even if they did cry like stuck pigs.

    Clearly, as Michael West and others have described, inter-company loans at rates well in extra of the marketplace serve no fantastic purpose apart from moving revenue, as do licence contracts for things such as software application, and all manner of monetary trickery.

    God forbid, we even have contract in the forums from typical lead characters (me consisted of)

    Pav states it completely, pay your reasonable share, that.

    by Dogs breakfast on Mar 10, 2015 at 5:40 pm

  • Have an appearanceTake a look at the ratio of business to individual tax payments in the booming 60s – 70 %/ 20 % with 10 % from the charming notion (from the time of Hammurabi) of excise, many of which was paid to the farmers as bounty/intervention payments.

    by AR on Mar 11, 2015 at 7:30 am

  • Not fairlyNot ideal Canine.
    A business makes an investment choice based upon the return it ultimately anticipates to make. So if company tax is lower, returns are simpler to achieve and financial investment is more most likelymore probable to occur and tasks are more likely to be created.

    by David Hand on Mar 11, 2015 at 12:41 pm

  • My mortgage was repaired for 3 years with AMP and the term will quickly end. I have instructed my home mortgage broker to find another financing institution which is an excellent corporate citizen and does not shift its revenues from Australia by means of Luxembourg. This divestment is taking place to all significant monetary institutions which act badly. I took all my extremely out of fossil fuel companies too. There is no point in signing petitions and revealing outrage on Twitter. These business just understand something: money. Time to hit them in the hip pocket nerve where it harms.

    by JennyWren on Mar 11, 2015 at 12:46 pm

  • BTW very same opts for nations. I will never ever purchase Japanese products or take a trip as a tourist to Japan up until they stop killing dolphins in Taiji or whaling anywhere. I believe everyone needs to believeconsider what their cash is supporting, either straight or indirectly.

    by JennyWren on Mar 11, 2015 at 12:48 pm

  • This appears to have verified voters in their view that large companies, instead of needinghaving to pay less tax, ought to pay more tax– or maybe even just the tax they’re expected to pay. This week’s Vital Report poll takes a look at views on tax (full results here), and the unanimity among voters on certain sources of earnings is noteworthy. Labor and Union voters are indistinguishable in saying huge international companies don’t sufficient tax– 74 % Labor and 73 % Union. Just 8 % and 10 %, respectively, state they pay the right amount; 2 % each state they pay too much.

    There has actually been an enormous (and purposely engineered) shift in earnings share from labour to capital over the last couple of years. Its a natural response to that.

    A handful of people still believe in trickle-down economics and think making the rich ever-more rich is a great ideaa great idea (or are amongst those benefittake advantage of it), however the majority of innately comprehend its bad juju.

    by drsmithy on Mar 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm

  • He physician,
    I hope you do not register for the left wing creationist cult.

    This is the cult that thinks the world was created by a left wing god in 1981. Absolutely absolutely nothing existed prior to then. There was no history about how society got to the state it was in at that time. No financial policies had actually provided the conditions we had in 1981.

    The world was a Garden of Eden of equality. Business made things all earnings, were heavily controlled by governments and the individualsindividuals resided in idyllic happiness. This included high unemployment, high inflation, enormous government debt, restraints on worldwide trade, centralised bargaining, massive government ownership of a huge piece of the economy and you couldnt get the bank to provide you a loan.

    Then the devil in the typethrough Reagan or Thatcher got humanity to consume the neoliberal and neoconservative apple and the world has gone to hell in a hand basket ever considering that.

    In fact I think you most likely do.

    by David Hand on Mar 11, 2015 at 4:30 pm

  • I hope you do not sign up for the left wing creationist cult.

    Certainly, David. 50s and 60s America was a disastrous time in history. Thats why nobody is nostalgic about it. We ought to in no methodno chance attempt to pursue such policies.

    Instead we need to concentrateconcentrate on purposely engineered joblessness, suppressing incomes, getting rid of job security, removing publicly funded services, minimising class mobility, maximising wealth gaps and energizing GDP with huge levels of immigration. A proven course to prevalent success, social stability and wealth.

    by drsmithy on Mar 11, 2015 at 4:41 pm

  • Youve been watching too numerousa lot of evil corporation and wicked American military industrial establishment movies, doctor.

    by David Hand on Mar 11, 2015 at 5:18 pm

  • They are the pillars of the last couple of years of mainstream economic policy in the western world.

    by drsmithy on Mar 11, 2015 at 6:41 pm

  • Art Form Comes Alive

    Chindu Yakshaganam, grew across villages of Telangana. The entertainers, called ‘‘ Yakshulu’ likewise has actually differed names like Nagasulu, Kurmapulu, Sanulu and Bhogalu. They later on made the name of ‘‘ Jakkulu’. Poet Srinatha described a character in one of his works, as ‘‘ Jakkula Purandhrini’. Pendela Nagamma and Pendela Gangamma were 2 historical names. The court dancer of Kakatiya Pratapa Rudra was Machaladevi. It is stated she got her family history penned in the format of ‘‘ Yakshagana’and got it staged in the fort of Orugallu (present day Warangal) in the presence of court scholars. Already this tradition can be found just in Telangana. These groups were named as ‘‘ Bharatulu’, ‘‘ Bahuroopulu’, ‘ Saindhavulu’, ‘ Dasarulu’and ‘ Chindu Madigalu’. The texts they got composed by scholars were presented in simple poetic meter. Though at one time this was for solo discussion by ladies, slowly male characters too were included. However the design of rendition by ‘‘ Gante Bhagavatulu’ and ‘‘ Chilukala Bhagavathulu’ became popular and ended up being benchmark for this art.

    ‘‘ Chindu-Jogitalu’ is one sect whose unique audience were Madigas. A Jogita is expected to have special right to dance in appreciation of God. Since then the word ‘‘ Jogu’has actually ended up being a prefix to their names like ‘ Jogu Chindula Ramavva’, ‘‘ Jogu Ellavva’, ‘‘ Jogu Chinnabai’, ‘ Jogu Pooboni’and so on. Subsequent artistes lugged the heritage of art of their forefathers. ‘‘ Jogu’ is now a trademark word for artistes who are pursuing this art.

    Over a duration it has actually ended up being a sub-caste of Madigas. This art ‘‘ Chindu Bhgavatam’ was being primarily catered by Madiga neighborhood of those areas. They never moved beyond this circle, for, the so called greater castes never permitted them to present Bhagavatam reveals in their locations. The character ‘‘ Yellamma’, thought about as avatara of Goddess Parvati was always highlighted and only ladies played this role unlike guys who played female functions in the Bhagavatams.

    The late ‘‘ Chindu Yellamma’ was a popular artiste whose troupe was welcomed by Nataraja Ramakrishna, when he was the Chairman of former Dance academy of the state. When this writer had actually asked why they limited their art just to the world of Madigas, why not to other community gatherings, she had pointed out that those who present this art are thought about as ‘‘ Chinna Madigas’, a bit lower than Madigas in general. Therefore our access is restricted only to the Pedda Madigas not to others. But she had expressed her thankfulness to Nataraja Ramakrishna who brought them into limelight at Ravindra Bharati. For the very first time our show was opened to general public, she stated. From then on a growing number of opportunities poured in to the level, it has now become an annual occasion under the aegis of Department of Culture.

    Their collection is fairly large. They cover all the significant epics like Mahabharata, Ramayana or Bhagavata. They have stories that surround local Goddesses too specifically ‘‘ Yellamma’. About 50 plays are there in their kit. This self aid group make their own accessories for characters, do make up in the corners of a street or under a tree, sing and play instruments and utilize harmonium as Shruthi instrument. While staging their plays, all the artistes would be noticeableshow up, either playing a function or supplying background music rating. Normally these artiste groups come from a single family.

    People who can not see God Madhava in humans, branded us untouchables, lamented Chindu Yellamma. ‘‘ We will certainly not for ever be called untouchables’. Indeed those good days are right here and now at Ravindra Bharathi’s open air auditorium in the facade of major theatre, Chindu Yakshaganam is making it through.

    An impressive efficiency

    Bhasha Samskritika Sakha and Chindu Yakshagana association provided ‘‘ Chindu Yakshaganam’ last week at Ghantasala Pranganam in the facilities of Ravindra Bharati. Gaddam Swamy and celebration presented the story of ‘‘ Batukamma

    ‘. All the artistes belonged to Gaddam family, the head played the king of Orugallu. Srinivas handled him the function of Chinnamma (Batukamma). Chakrapani as Padmvathi, Narendra as rain God Varuna, Venkatadri, Naresh, Praveen Kumar and Amarendra Kumar in other roles also aquitted themselves well.

    On the following days Chintala Cheruvu Lakshmayya and household of Nalgonda presented ‘‘ Banasura Vadha’ and Pillitla Yadagiri and celebration presented ‘‘ Sati Tulasi’.

    Both the troupes provided the stories vividly in Yakshagana style with song, dance and drama. As part of this Chindu Yakshagana celebration ‘‘ Kantamati Charitra’ by Gaddam Sambayya and celebration of Warangal and ‘‘ Alli Arjun Charitra’ by Gaddam Kanakayya and party, ‘‘ Nartanasala’ and some other plays were also staged.

    Rundle: Exactly What Abbott Indicates By ‘Way Of Life Option’

    Tags: aboriginal australians, aboriginal land rights, aborigines, Man Rundle, racism, Tony Abbott

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    Remarks page: 1Try calling small, uneconomic family farms a lifestyle choice and see what happens

    by extra on Mar 11, 2015 at 1:51 pm

  • Nothing to do with being a Catholic, everything to do with being an over-privileged racist prick who owes favours to mining companies.

    by leone on Mar 11, 2015 at 2:01 pm

  • I picture Abbott would such as the objectives back – dressing the little ladies in white dresses and slicking the children hair down and singing hymns when the Protector visits.

    I take it Rundle is as confused as all regarding when Abbott is brain farting and when it is cynical needle, dog whistles etc. It is actually difficult to tell in some cases.

    Proof for the latter is that this Abo bashing follows a little bit of likewise conventional immigrant bashing last week. Abbott crawling about trying to find some bogan votes?

    But maybe simply another Abbott idiocy, however an exposing one as normal. And one he will validate and refuse to apologise for.

    additional, you are rather right. Farms, Tasmaniawhatever other way of life choices we subsidise.

    Or that government set up white remote community down the road from two black ones in the Kimberley that will not be reviewed when the black ones will certainly be (ref. story on The Guardian). Racist policy is likewise a lifestyle choice?

    by Interrobanging On on Mar 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm

  • The people have actually spoken (as PM he is hopeless), but the gutless party thumbs its nose. Hence the individuals pull away and count the days until they get their opportunity to pick once more.

    by taciturn on Mar 11, 2015 at 2:12 pm

  • Yes, is it a calculated insult: along the lines of, well, weve had a little success just recently railing against foreigners, so possibly we can recover a bit more ground by provoking aboriginals? Or is it that we have someone who declares to be, the Head of state for Indigenous Affairs, yet is so completely ignorant of the requirements and thoughts of lots of Native Australians? The most important which, for those who still have tenure on conventional lands, is that they tend to see themselves as inexorably linkedconnected to the land, and the health of land being basically essential to their own health and their own understanding of self.
    A main tenet of belief, that is barely a way of living choice.

    by Electric Lardyland on Mar 11, 2015 at 2:44 pm

  • Class warfare?

    by klewso on Mar 11, 2015 at 3:01 pm

  • I have the tendency to see the indigenous communities way of life options as both more worthy and less offensive than Tony Abbotts way of life options.

    And exactly what about the support that we presently offer to those who make lifestyle choices like purchasing a financial investment ability that loses them cash and enabling them to declare the unfavorable income as a tax deduction.

    Or the lifestyle choices of multi-national companies that pickopt to get intra-company loans from their workplace in the Bahamas at two times or 3 times the going rate in the money market?

    Or those Christians who make a way of life choice to give money to the church and after that declare it as a tax deduction?

    Im figuring that any among those way of life options would attract big multiples of the cost of the indigenous communities lifestyle options.

    by Canines breakfast on Mar 11, 2015 at 3:19 pm

  • Klewso: Race – not Class.

    by rhwombat on Mar 11, 2015 at 3:22 pm

  • How low can Tony Abbott go?

    The continuing Australian Aboriginal Genocide and Aboriginal Ethnocide have to be seen in the context that Australia has actually invaded 85 nations and in 30 circumstances these violations have been associated with genocidal and ethnocidal attrition of the Native occupants (for information and documents see Gideon Polya, “As UK Lackeys Or US Lackeys Australians Have Attacked 85 Nations (British 193, French 80, United States 70)”, Countercurrents, 9 February, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya090215.htm and Gideon Polya, “Review: “The Cambridge History Of Australia” Ignores Australian Participation In 30 Genocides”, Countercurrents, 14 October, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya141013.htm ).

    Prior to the British intrusion in 1788 there were 350-750 various Indigenous Australian (Aboriginal) people and a similar number of languages and dialects, which just 150 endure today and of these all but about 20 are jeopardized in a process of continuing ethnocide (see Gideon Polya, “Continuous Aboriginal Genocide And Aboriginal Ethnocide By Politically Appropriate Racist Apartheid Australia “, Countercurrents, 16 February 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya160214.htm and Gideon Polya, “2015 perspective of ongoing Australian Aboriginal Genocide and Aboriginal Ethnocide”, Aboriginal Genocide, 2015: https://sites.google.com/site/aboriginalgenocide/2015-perspective ).

    Now the Federal and Western Australian governments have actually offered a big boost to the Australian Aboriginal Ethnocide by compeling closure of as lots of as 150 remote Aboriginal communities and conservative Australian PM Tony Abbott has extremely offensively supported this, proclaiming that Indigenous Australians surviving their own land and speaking their native languages makes up “way of life options” that should not be subsidised by the taxpayer.

    Good, anti-racist Australians who think governments ought to do everything they can to preserve what is left of Native Australian societies will entirely turn down PM Tony Abbott and the Coalition as utterly unsuited to rule Australia and will vote 1 Green and put the Union last.

    by GideonPolya on Mar 11, 2015 at 3:51 pm

  • Nice work Man.

    Gideon also has actually accomplished:

    Now the Federal and Western Australian governments have offered a big boost to the Australian Aboriginal Ethnocide by compeling closure of as many as 150 remote Aboriginal communities and conservative Australian PM Tony Abbott has actually extremely offensively supported this, stating that Indigenous Australians surviving their own land and speaking their native languages makes up “way of life choices” that ought to not be subsidised by the taxpayer.

    by Erik Moen on Mar 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm

  • Bravo! Individual. Yet another attack on the under-privileged, with huge racist overtones.
    Revolution now!!

    by CML on Mar 11, 2015 at 4:59 pm

  • From the Guardian:


    Obviously there are shires in WA where the council rates don’t fulfill the salaries of council employees (hence needing some sort of external support). Are those shires, such as Derby-West Kimberley to be cleared and closed? I wont hold my breath waiting.

    by danger_monkey on Mar 11, 2015 at 5:10 pm

  • Well perhaps, but there is a third choice (most likely many more) right here. I am thinking that Abbott has a limited vocabulary and a reasonably unsophisticated way of revealing himself, witness the fallback on 3 word mottos and the failure to discover extra methods to discuss things when asked to do so off the cuff.

    Still, if way of living choices are off the taxpayer agenda, maybe that means better halves and partners will certainly no longer accompany MPs and Senators on journeys and the MPs and Senators will remainremain in hotels that they personally can manage. (Well, a girl can dream)

    by Djbekka on Mar 11, 2015 at 5:42 pm

  • My way of life option is to be extremely really rich, not need to work hard and relax pontificating on exactly what a fine place the world is for my existence in it. Unfortunately my option has actually not been understood, even though Alan Jones is an exceptional function design.

    My other lifestyle choice has to do with not: not to be poor, ignorant, at high risk of eye illness and diabetes, constantly at risk of violence from both my neighbours and the police and so far from civilisation that decent shcooling and healthcare have to do with as appropriate as discomfort au chocolat and the option between a flat white and a piccolo.

    Tony Abbotts way of living choice is to divide us from each other

    by thelorikeet on Mar 11, 2015 at 6:07 pm

  • Thankyou Mr Man Rundle for this wonderful piece revealing your brotherhood of love, kindness and compassion for those who require it most.

    Rebbe Dan Winkler
    Boston, Cambridge Place Yeshiva,
    Massachusetts USA.

    by Rebbe Dan Winkler on Mar 11, 2015 at 6:08 pm

  • Tossing The Blot a bone?

    by klewso on Mar 11, 2015 at 6:48 pm

  • Mr Rundle. Kindly don’t blame God for the dirty rags of those who impersonate in his name. Their time is coming and their Karma is at hand. And!!!

    Lord lord, did nt we heal the ill in your name? And did nt we cast out demons in your name? Did we not prophesy in your name. I will state to them, I never knew you, leave from me, you employees of Torahlessness.

    by Brucey on Mar 11, 2015 at 7:36 pm

  • So, as a taxpayer, I am no longer anticipated to money way of life choices. Excellent. Kindly get those rich superannuants off my back. I am sick of moneying their River Trips of Europe, their golf club charges, their Winnebagos, etc, and so on

    by Standard on Mar 11, 2015 at 8:25 pm

  • I can see Abbotts point, the longer I invest in Queensland the more I question why some communities exist. Cooktown for circumstances has no factor for being, and this logic might be applied to many coastal communities who are constantly exposed to cyclones and floods.
    There should be country villages all over Australia that we might close down to save cash, lets get this show on the road Tone!
    But there is one significant flaw in the plan, where the hell are these people going to live? Are homes expensive in the cities?

    by ken svay on Mar 11, 2015 at 9:02 pm

  • Rotten to the core certainly. This government lurches from disasterous ideological policy to the next and they are attempting to remove who we are and how we see ourselves. But by god they will certainly not understandunknown the fight and the roar of communities ready to stand firmpersevere again their apartheid and cruelty.

    by Buddy on Mar 11, 2015 at 9:06 pm

  • Its not just the rural towns Man. What of all those remote cattle operations that are hectic wrecking the inland with their barely handled hard-hooved grazing the ones with massively subsidised cattle truck roadways, subsidised flying healthcare, subsidised solar energy and satellite comms, and obviously subsidised drought relief. No taxpayer-funded way of living choices there? The ones Ive seen and worked for had plenty.

    There are substantial public benefits that obtain from Native individuals surviving nation. One of those lies in dealing with the big obstacle of caring for country, at scale. If we desire to bang the economic drum (and walk a racist tightrope) maybe we ought to firmly insistdemand quantifiable land management outcomes, in return for genuinegenuine ongoing assistance and support. I imply actual tasks, earnings and appreciation. Even a catholic God should understand that the country damn well needs it.

    by Glen on Mar 11, 2015 at 9:27 pm

  • I am actually, actually disappointed in Guy Rundle, whose work I generally appreciate. I have my own troubles with the Catholic Church, but youve got this one wrong. Staunch Catholics do not think non-Christian societies are inferior. The Catholic Churchs objectives to other cultures appreciate their own spiritualities. Google inculturation and reality examine your assertions. Abbotts faith has absolutely nothing to do with this – its a reflection on him as a person and a political leader, however not a Catholic.

    by MBG on Mar 11, 2015 at 9:31 pm

  • Simply questioning which minority group Abbott will insult next – possibly the terminally ill?
    Hes already done the warm-up on mesothelioma cancer victim Bernie Banton.

    Possibly this is a two-pronged move by the LNP ie: very first Colin Barnett displaces the Indigenous neighborhoods then Joe Hockey drifts the concept they money in their super amp; become very first property buyers in the inflated Perth home market. Its so farcical it seems like plausible Abbott govt policy.

    by zut alors on Mar 11, 2015 at 11:31 pm

  • Fantastic remark, zut!
    A minimum of you made me laugh for the very first time today.
    Your last para just punctuates the absurdity of this dreadful government!

    by CML on Mar 12, 2015 at 1:47 am

  • mbg

    yr criticising the headline, not the article. the headline is necessarily compressed.
    i pretty explicitly mentioned that it was the type of catholic abbott was, that determined his politics.

    by Individual Rundle on Mar 12, 2015 at 3:01 am

  • Man Rundles post on Lifestyle is simply so well written. It reminded me why I register for Crikey. Its a keeper.
    Thank you

    by bushwoman@bigpond.com!.?.! on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:28 am

  • Rotten to its core, certainly, Person! I question weve ever had a government so rotten, and lets hope thats a record that never gets broken.

    by Alex on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:31 am

  • Did he not suggest that being gay is a way of living choice?
    My choice would a body politic amp; laws not framed according to delusions regarding sky fairies.

    by AR on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:32 am

  • Excellent work Person – maintain the rage versus such an arrogant, and spiritually oppressive, xenophobic government.

    by Marje P on Mar 12, 2015 at 9:59 am

  • I agree. A worldwide activity. This relate to the landless movement in Brazil and the concepts Peter Linebaugh writesdiscusses in Stop Thief (PM Press) for example

    by Neale Towart on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:12 am

  • Marje – spiteful likewise comes to mind when defining this government and its leader.
    Most likely the one word that sums it up?

    by klewso on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:20 am

  • Why does he hate so much? Hes like an insatiably wild mongrel constantly on the prowl for his next victim.

    So being a political leader is not a lifestyle choice with all its lease seeking attachments?

    If just political leaders could lead by example instead of sleezing by design.

    by Neutral on Mar 12, 2015 at 1:52 pm

  • Klewso – I agree, the Abbott government must get the gong for the most spiteful and destructive language made use of considering that the days of Pauline Hanson. This language is so dissentious and fuels racism which must be contained by accountable governments. Is this a technique to further divide our neighborhood – or as Individual says, brain farts.

    by Marje P on Mar 12, 2015 at 2:49 pm

  • As an aside, let me say, and as a Catholic, let me state, wherever you witness the zealotry of expert Catholics in regard of native concerns, inevitably you discover native interests subordinated to their individual concepts of justice and equity: since unlike the rest people, they enjoy some type of magnificent guidance.
    Paul Keating, 2011

    by helen johnson on Mar 12, 2015 at 6:16 pm

  • Man it doesn’t trouble me too much that you define Catholic in terms of Abbott, however it would be practical if reporters of your calibre acknowledged the pluralism within the Catholic Church especially with Francis the here and now leader. Possibly an adjective! like conservative or conventional to describe Abbotts Catholicism.

    by Prithee, Peace on Apr 6, 2015 at 9:01 pm

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