Wednesday 17th of January 2018

trying hard to belittle russia...

urine

The International Olympic Committee has ruled on Tuesday to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee immediately. The IOC's decision follows a probe into the country's alleged "systematic doping manipulation."

I shall let that pass, since you cannot possibly know whose leg it is that you are pushing... (or pulling?)

clouseau

This weekend, the French press has not stopped praising Barack Obama, who came to France to participate in a “very expensive” conference. He was praised — lavished with a supersized beatitude equal in proportion to the massive criticisms that Nicolas Sarkozy suffered for going to the same thing in the past.

the good old days...

good old days...

REMEMBERING THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF THE COLD WAR...


investigating your retirement pudding...

super

What about performance?

The Government and the banks — through various lobby groups like the Financial Services Council — seem obsessed with the makeup of industry super boards.

satisfaction...

satisfaction

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he is "satisfied" no more of his MPs will be forced from Parliament because of dual citizenship.

the downfall of a "profession"...

netcatching spider...

The dreadful peculiarity of politics, as a business, is the amount of deceit by politicians and lobbyists to promote greater expediency and harbour loose standards for personal gain. The present rot comes mostly from the inside — as outsiders, the public, us, clamour for reforms, fairness and democratic truthfulness. But we elect the bastards... Makes our eyes water...

after many years in the doldrums due to the oil monopolies...

the revival...

Electric cars are already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel cars in the UK, US and Japan, new research shows.

the art of doing a lot when not trying...

magic pudding

Only a few months ago Bill Shorten would have thought that if he won the election he'd be delivering same-sex marriage and a royal commission into banks early in his government.

Now Malcolm Turnbull is bringing us both — in each case, his hand forced by a (different) group of rebel backbenchers.

pissing elephants in each others pockets?...

white elephant inc

Build it and they will come. The New South Wales government thinks this to be true – so much, in fact, that they are spending a minimum of $2.3 billion of public money in achieving their aim.

napoleonic revival

napoleonmacron

 

President Macron has revealed how EU leaders are planning to stop groups of human traffickers in Libya.

afraid the sheep might discover their fate is to go to the US slaughter house...

afraid of some truths...

RT Network’s press accreditation was pulled Wednesday following the Justice Department’s move to require that RT register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act earlier in November.

the defense rests...

the defense case...

 

After months of pressure from his own side of politics, the Prime Minister has announced a royal commission into the banking sector.

Nationals senator Barry O'Sullivan, who was ready to introduce a bill forcing a banking inquiry, says he is happy the Government listened to its members, but another backbencher says Malcolm Turnbull had to be dragged "kicking and screaming" to the decision.

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