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joining dots with more traffic jams on a map might give us a sense of achievement but in the end it's destructively ugly...
As our pseudo-idiots in charge are planning to spend more and more debt money on roads, tunnels and bridges while selling power stations to pay for some of this extravagance, one has to ponder about the real purpose of this undesirable destruction, reconstruction and ribbon cutting on a rainy day, while some goose with a sword beats you to it...
They're going to throw the switch tonight to turn the filters on
Soon certan ways of thinking will be forever gone
"The New Age Of Serenity" they say it's going to be
but this gun against my head says that the bastards won't get me.
Waiting for "The Switching Hour" I think where this began
bank acounts and smartphones in the hands of all of Man
While the phone booths fled like Tardises, and coins to cash cards fell
and without your electronics you weren't anyone at all
we won't need ourselves ... and those pesky waterless people might do a better job at saving the planet than we have so far...
Once the undisputed world leader in robotic technology, Japan's supremacy in the field is being challenged by rival robot producing countries.
Now the government is pouring money into regaining that place to ensure the robot age starts in Japan.
I believe you have seen the adverts: It's Dave's ABC.... It's Sophie's ABC... These adverts lie like a Malcolm on a 7:30 report when he claims they are not cutting the ABC and SBS budgets... CRAP !
No... It's TONY'S ABC... or to put it in perspective, TONY WANTS THE ABC to be his mouthpiece.
Thank you Mr LeLievre... Defection is very inspiring...
For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world - whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will happen in the United States.
In my view, the ABC is not ‘our’ ABC, nor is it ‘our beloved’ ABC. It certainly isn’t an ‘impartial’ ABC. It is up to its armpits in defending capitalism. Sometimes it questions aspects of capitalism, but more often it seems to be pushing a conservative agenda.
Gus' interpretation of Turdy Tony's deception on Aboriginal affairs: Crookery at the most despicable level...
from Crikey …..
Defending the Abbott government’s decision to cut more than $300 million from the public broadcaster budgets yesterday, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Prime Minister’s election eve commitment to make no cuts to the ABC or SBS must be taken in “context”.
Here at Crikey, we agree. Below is just some of the context we found while searching online this morning.
“Russia reinforced what Western and Ukrainian officials described as a stealth invasion on Wednesday [August 27], sending armored troops across the border as it expanded the conflict to a new section of Ukrainian territory. The latest incursion, which Ukraine’s military said included five armored personnel carriers, was at least the third movement of troops and weapons from Russia across the southeast part of the border this week.”
People love how cheaply and efficiently Jeff Bezos sells and delivers product to their door. So much so that his net worth, as the founder and chief executive of Amazon, is about $US30 billion ($34 billion).
Yet Bezos concerns himself with how much time his employees spend going to the toilet. The workers in his many warehouses, known as pickers, are constantly monitored.