Wednesday 11th of December 2019

Gus Leonisky's blog

don't gamble the future — don't shit on the children...

casino  This picture by Gus leonisky of the new casino (tallest building on the foreshore) being built in Barangaroo, Sydney, is possibly the new look of a city under siege from bush fires. The air becomes "dangerous" for old people and babies. One can argue that these fires are due to mismanagement of forests that are not burned during the winter months, and deny that the changing climate due to global warming is responsible for the fires. But the sum-total of happenings, including the INCREASING higher temperature averages, the dryness of the countryside, the low levels of dams, to the reality many country towns HAVE RAN out of water, point to a changing dynamic in our future sustainability. Gambling with global warming is dangerous.

 

your laws are killing us...

 hand... Policing has played and continues to play a critical role in dispossession in a way that works to displace self-determination as a real option for Aboriginal peoples on their own countries. While we await the trial, the law will begin to do its work in transmuting witness reports, forensic data and all other information into evidence. Evidence is crucial to establish facts, ascribe guilt or absolve a defendant.

aussie stupid...

stupidoes

Ten years ago today, Andrew Robb arrived at Parliament House intent upon an act of treachery.

planet bugsy...

planet bugsy   The US withdrawal from Syria, even if it was immediately corrected, indicates with certainty that Washington no longer intends to be the world’s policeman, the "necessary Empire". It destabilized without delay all the rules of international relations. We have entered a period of transition during which each major power is pursuing a new agenda. Here are the main ones.

abortion and homosexuality revisited by religioso expert rod dreher...

abortionism   It’s heart-warming to talk to young people who have understood the religious con and the spirituality traps. No, they’re not caught in some pseudo-post-religiosity age. They understand the fluidity of thoughts and the necessity of uncertainty, which means they accept that OTHER people may not think the same. But they value their own search for purpose through the real sciences, while discerning the value of imagination and the trick of fantasy. 

the crime of the century: challenging the US dollar... and he did not say this:...

facebook   

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was on Capitol Hill Wednesday (23/10/2019) to testify before the the House Financial Services Committee about Libra, Facebook's controversial cryptocurrency plan. 


At least, Libra was theoretically his reason for being in Washington, DC. Once he was in the hot seat, however, lawmakers pinned him down with questions about basically everything, making clear just how much ire the ostensible social network now draws at the highest level.

the technological challenges of the wind turbine energy apart from having to deal with political stupidity...

windy  Modern wind turbines already represent a tightly optimized confluence of materials science and aerodynamic engineering. Veers et al. review the challenges and opportunities for further expanding this technology, with an emphasis on the need for interdisciplinary collaboration. They highlight the need to better understand atmospheric physics in the regions where taller turbines will operate as well as the materials constraints associated with the scale-up. The mutual interaction of turbine sites with one another and with the evolving features of the overall electricity grid will furthermore necessitate a systems approach to future development.


changing the landscape from work to slavery?...

amazing   The American company is destroying more jobs in related businesses than it creates. Amazon has destroyed several thousand jobs in France. This is the severe statement made by the former Minister for Information Technology, Mounir Mahjoubi, in a paper published on November 21, entitled "Amazon: towards infinity and Employment".

 

does an old woman with a lisp think she owns your ABC?...

ita    Last year Justin Milne got into trouble for acting like he ran the ABC, giving directions for staff to be sacked or telling management what they should do.

a number one, a number two and a non-stick number 10...

boris  The toilet brush need never leave its holder again. Scientists have created a super-slippery coating that helps usher excrement on its way without leaving traces behind.


global warming is predictable, though global warming compounds the unpredictability of the weather...

gw Last night, on the idiot box, on an ABC show with some low bogan values presented by our favourite fence sitter, now bespectacled, Annabel Crabb, there was an important segment about "climate change" with Craig Reucassel. There some bush-hatted farmers in Queensland were stating with gravitas that, as one cannot predict the weather, one cannot predict "climate change"... thus climate change was a ridiculous concept...

the US/china aussie syndrome...

the elders  Malcolm Fraser occupies a rather unique place in Australia as someone who has, at different times, managed to incense both ends of the political spectrum. If nothing else this is indicative of someone who has a capacity to change his position over the course of a lifetime.

bonkeroo...

loonatick

As key diplomats testified in an open session, Democrats hoped to overcome the polarization that has defined Trump’s presidency.

 

interesting...

julian

Dear Mr President and the First Lady,

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