Tuesday 20th of August 2019

Blogs

trading blows...

trade blows

When New Zealand slashed its interest rates by half a percentage point this week, it sucked the Australian dollar into a vortex, dragging it to its lowest point in 10 years.

a new boss to spy on your privates...

boss

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) boss Mike Burgess will replace spy chief Duncan Lewis following his retirement from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO).

renewing the dialogue, without the yankee doodles...

vlads

After talking by phone, the Russian and Ukrainian Presidents announced their willingness to hold a meeting at the "Normandy Format" on the situation in Ukraine. Emmanuel Macron has given his "total support" to the initiative.


Volodymyr Zelensky's arrival in power is reshaping the cards for solving the Ukrainian crisis? At the initiative of the Ukrainian side, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart spoke by telephone on August 7, and agreed to hold a meeting in the "Normandy Format", that is to say with France and Germany.

welcome to bondi — the thought police...

bondi

A controversial Bondi Beach mural highlighting Australia's immigration detention system has been painted over just hours after a fiery council meeting declared it should stay.

America is a Gun ...

America is a Gun ...America is a Gun ...

hot air, coal, "nukular", fracking, dung and hubris as energy sources of the future if we have one...

nukular

Energy Minister Angus Taylor has ordered a parliamentary inquiry into nuclear energy.

could not have said it better...

T&P Wilcox

Cathy has done it again. the best cartoon in the world from Cathy Wilcox... SMH (06/08/2019)...

it's not producing the beta carotene because the salt levels are not as high...

pink lake

In a time before Instagram, Pink Lake was a place that had to be seen to be believed, inspiring Dreamtime stories and considered a natural treasure by locals.

reviving the ugly past at the new york times...

boss

"I don't care a straw for your newspaper articles, my constituents don't know how to read, but they can't help seeing them damned pictures." -- Boss Tweed

 

In 1868, Tweed became grand sachem (leader) of Tammany Hall and was also elected to the New York State Senate, and in 1870 he and his cronies took control of the city treasury when they passed a new city charter that named them as the board of audit. In full force now, the Tweed ring began to financially drain the city of New York through faked leases, false vouchers, extravagantly padded bills and various other schemes set up and controlled by the ring.

 

reviving the fear meme...

nov

US President Donald Trump has imposed another round of sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of a former spy in Britain, a move Moscow says will hurt already-strained US-Russia ties.

playing with matches while smoking the planet...

matches

The record-breaking heatwave that roasted Europe last month was a one-in-a-thousand-year event made up to 100 times more likely by human-driven climate change, scientists have calculated.

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