Monthly Archives: October 2017

North Korean Rocket/Missile Engine Anomalies: Why 80 Tonnes of Thrust Cited for March 18 Revolution Engine?

Another hot test, I confess I can’t get enough of these ‘cause they’re so rad, of the RS-25 engine for the SLS core stage, which brings us closer to the first RS-24 four cluster hot test, and the recent hot … Continue reading

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Why Only US? On The Very Idea of a Social Construction

Albert Einstein never won the Nobel Prize for physics on account of relativity, even though it became a well accepted part of our understanding of nature and acquired empirical support well within his lifetime. It was considered too different, too … Continue reading

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Why North Korea’s Missile Success Isn’t a Secret, and Why a Solid Fuelled ICBM Might Come Sooner than Later

A perceptive Japanese economist has described North Korea’s economy as that of a poor advanced country, an important observation. Many, but by no means all, of the key developments underpinning North Korea’s successful development of a long range missile capability … Continue reading

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Australia and North Korea: Farewell Great and Powerful Friends?

For more than 10 years I have been writing about the North Korean nuclear crisis, arguing that it has serious potential implications for Australia. I had long argued that we are “sleepwalking” toward catastrophe, but oddly the issue barely gained … Continue reading

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Creating Instability to Create Stability: Trump’s Decertification of the Iran Nuclear Deal

President Trump has refused to certify that Iran is meeting its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, whilst at the same time announcing a new, more confrontational, approach to Iran. Trump did not terminate the agreement, but he … Continue reading

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Are Iran’s Khorramshahr Missile and North Korea’s Musudan Missile the Same?

As we know President Trump will very soon, like October 09, either certify or refuse to certify that Iran is in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on its nuclear programme. According to the International Atomic Energy … Continue reading

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Social Class and The Inclusive Classroom: Western Melbourne Secondary PD Workshop Blog

[Posted Pursuant to Memorandum on Modalities of Completion A Task 2] Welcome to the Western Melbourne Secondary College interactive professional development blog on social class, student engagement, and the inclusive classroom. Click below for the separate blog entries which we … Continue reading

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A Matter of Incongruity: Introduction and Rationale

[Posted Pursuant to Memorandum on Modalities of Completion A Task 2] We like to see Australia as an egalitarian society, free of the old baggage of Europe and the pathologies of American society, yet the evidence would suggest that we … Continue reading

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It’s About Incongruity Not Deficit

[Posted Pursuant to Memorandum on Modalities of Completion A Task 2] A structural perspective on class enables us to see how individual student troubles, often reflected through troublesome behaviour or lack of school engagement, can have social determinants what is … Continue reading

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The Concept Map

[Posted Pursuant to Memorandum on Modalities of Completion A Task 2] Click on the two images for a more detailed look. The above two images, firstly, show us what a concept map is in theory, and, secondly, the application of … Continue reading

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