Wednesday 24th of April 2019

Gus Leonisky's blog

oh what a tangled web they weave, when first they practise to deceive...

on a warm day

Last week, environment minister Melissa Price and energy minister Angus Taylor once again hit the airwaves, lying to the public on Australia’s carbon emissions, claiming that emissions are falling.

quartering the quadrant...

pell vanila

The Catholics are in a tizzy. Some of their writers are rattled but won’t admit to it, thus they have become bitter. Take for example Michael Warren Davis who writes for various conservative outlets including Quadrant.

 

weakening synapses to cull memories...

fred

Bird memorized phone number 

plain vanilla crimes...

gold

Top barrister, Robert Richter QC, will no longer represent Cardinal George Pell in court for his sentence and appeal, saying he is too emotional and angry about the guilty verdict handed down by the jury.

scummo goes on the front foot in high heels...

high heels

Every year around the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), politicians with white ribbons pinned to their suits deliver passionate speeches about protecting women from domestic violence. But when it comes to implementing life saving measures, their lack of action speaks louder than words.

bolton hates diplomatic agreements that succeed...

negotiations

John Bolton was spinning the failure of the Hanoi summit as a success in an interview earlier today:

more of the same crap ahead...

same breed...

The Prime Minister has brushed aside the resignations of two more senior ministers, insisting the Coalition can still win the federal election in May.


Key points:


Christopher Pyne says it's time for renewal and still believes the Coalition can win the election

Defence Industry Minister Steve Ciobo told the Prime Minister of his resignation weeks ago

Linda Reynolds will be promoted to Defence Industry Minister

Defence Minister Christopher Pyne and his junior minister Steve Ciobo have today announced they will not recontest their seats, adding to a swathe of senior Government figures departing politics.


of poverty, of education, of working slaves and of consumerism...

poverty

A fellow called Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) — an Anglo-Dutch philosopher, political economist and satirist (we may have mentioned him before on this site) — explained the advantage of ignorance thus:

It is manifest that in a free nation where slaves are not allowed, the surest wealth consists in a multitude of laborious poor... To make society happy and people easy under the meanest circumstances, it is a requisite that great numbers of them should be ignorant as well as poor...

 

 

gold, gold, gold, golden...

goldd
The BRICS are considering an internal gold trading platform, according to Russian officials. When this happens, the global economy will be significantly reshaped, and the West will lose dominance, predicts a precious metal expert.

when starting from square one was a good thing, now we are behind the eighth ball still...

sharing

In the early 1900s, Wally King travels 600 miles to outback South Australia to occupy land he has leased from the government. He is accompanied by his wife Ma, children Emma and John, and friends Tommy and Mac. Despite warnings from a local trooper, the bigoted King clashes with an Aboriginal tribe who depend on water located on what has become the family's property.

when male philosphers are less than human towards their fellow female "with fake news"...

arfur2

In an article about JJ Rousseau, we already explored the idea of philosophers' sexism, but here is another story about one of the least sung mind-twisters who influenced a lot of Western philosophy from Nietzsche — to the Deconstructionists by default. 

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