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About spinthedoctor

I'm 67, retired and studying a Bachelor of Communications degree at Griffith University, Queensland. I live in Victoria and commute online. All posts on this site are for University assignments and contain no commercial interests.

Istanbul to Gallipoli

Islamic teaching says every able bodied Muslim should make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime. For similar reasons one could say that every Australian should visit Gallipoli and the Western Front once in their lifetime. Gallipoli … Continue reading

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Living with Dignity

The dedication, love and personal care extended to those either born or struck down with an intellectual disability calls for highly qualified, committed staff. Nadrasca has been caring for the intellectually disabled in Melbourne since 1967 and is recognised as … Continue reading

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Visits to one of the most abhorrent of slum conditions in Africa by Barack Obama and other dignitaries has done little to change the lives of the highly impoverished in Kibera on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Voluntary aid worker, … Continue reading

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Democracy Usurped.

Democracy is not failing us, it is we who fail democracy when we fail to actively engage with it. Democracy, as we practice it today, has lost its essential direction and has been usurped by divisive, vitriolic, jingoistic spin. Democracy … Continue reading

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