Friday 3rd of April 2020

Gus Leonisky's blog

going to the slaughterhouse....

bull

The Australian share market is down 4% in what could be the most turbulent day yet during this coronavirus-driven markets crisis.


Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist at CMC Markets and Stockbroking in Sydney, said


US stock futures are trading significantly lower this morning after crude oil futures dropped more than 20% at the opening of the US Sunday night session.


scapegoating putin once more...

mh17

Four suspects are to go on trial in the Netherlands charged with the murder of 298 passengers and crew on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, in what the Australian government says is the first significant step towards achieving “justice and accountability”.

the threat of the tourismovirus to the planet has been reduced....

the news

The outbreak of coronavirus is having major repercussions on the movement of people across the world, affecting many popular tourist attractions.

 

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a stone upturned...

spring

Although he couldn’t speak publicly about his case, Stone easily transitioned into what he knows best, politics and the upcoming November presidential elections.

Stone said he’d like to see Trump go up against former Vice President Joe Biden.

the miracle of the multiplying pigs in barrels parable as performed by scott morrison...

pigs

Former sports minister Bridget McKenzie has rejected suggestions she changed a list of sporting clubs earmarked for Commonwealth funding after Parliament was dissolved for the 2019 election, and the Federal Government was placed into caretaker mode.

media froth and COVID-19...

protection

The coronavirus has had a variety of effect on politics and media around the globe. 

the source of our economic troubles: blame bill clinton, ronald reagan, obama, bush senior and junior...

coronavirus

As Aussies panic and buy huge stock of toilet paper rolls to protect themselves from the coronavirus, we have to ask a few questions...

 

... saved by the canadians...

ice wine

"Man vastly overestimates his power if he thinks he can, with CO2 emissions, destroy the climate", she postulated.

pollution reduction...

pollution reduction...

Factory activity in China fell at a record rate in February, as manufacturers closed their operations to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The country's official measure of manufacturing activity - the Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) - dropped to 35.7 from 50 in January.

the statue of liberty... and justice US/UK style...

liberty   Thursday, February 27, Woolwich Crown Court. The first round of extradition hearings regarding Julian Assange’s case concluded a day early, to recommence on May 18th.

It ended on an insensible note very much in keeping with the woolly-headed reasoning of Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is of the view that a WikiLeaks publisher in a cage does not put all heaven in a rage.

the sins of western democracy...

sins   The persecution of Julian Assange is one of those breakthrough moments when suddenly people realise that almost everything they have been told to believe is not true.

god made us in his image...

preaching to the...   Australia is a secular society, but there's a religious claim that forms part of the foundation of its liberal democratic values: That all people, regardless of circumstance, have intrinsic value. Judaism and Christianity claim every person is "made in the image of God", but what does this mean in practise?

 

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