another trump wall of ignorance
We await the crisis. It could be economic. It could be a terrorist attack within the United States. It could be widespread devastation caused by global warming. It could be nationwide unrest as the death spiral of the American empire intensifies. It could be another defeat in our endless and futile wars. The crisis is coming. And when it arrives it will be seized upon by the corporate state, nominally led by a clueless real estate developer, to impose martial law and formalize the end of American democracy.
I’ve committed a terrible crime. I don’t agree with a government policy.
There's no room at the Coalition ministry's inn for Tony Abbott: Julie Bishop
The Greens are calling for a parliamentary inquiry into a "secret deal" involving Attorney-General George Brandis and the West Australian Liberal Government over funds from Alan Bond's failed Bell Group.
The evidence is now irrefutable that the neo-liberal project that has dominated public policy across the major economies for nearly four decades now has been an unmitigated disaster. If nothing else, those who voted for Donald Trump have made that abundantly clear. In Australia neo-liberal (or economic rationalist) policies have resulted in wages stagnation, widespread job insecurity and declining living standards for the majority of the population.
It pains me to see the MMMMM (mediocre liberal media) at a loss (I was going to say wanking) about the "fake news" that sank Hillary — the Saint of Lybia and provider of good news of more wars for the patriotic press — the chances of getting elected as big Cheddar in chief.
Even the Saturday Paper gets on the act of shedding a few tears.
But "fake" news has been with us since the days of Adam and Eve, and many people still gobble that story about our two ancestral idiots. No wonder we're dumb.
The Federal Opposition is calling for Attorney-General George Brandis to be sacked over a "secret" deal struck with the West Australian Government to claw back nearly $1 billion from the collapse of Alan Bond's Bell Group.
from Crikey …
NSW anti-corruption commissioner Megan Latham resigned today, forced out by Premier Mike Baird’s newly passed legislation weakening the Independent Commission Against Corruption ’s powers.