Saturday 20th of January 2018

the futility of the abbott...

abbott and the rabbits...

Abbott and the rabbits... This cartoon by Hop, published 1885 in the Bulletin, shows the futility of prayers. They had no effect on the population of rabbits. Rabbits had become the number one pest for farmers and despite recent attempts by the CSIRO to eradicate them with various infectious disease, they still thrive... but do far less damage than the wild cats.

the voice of a true Australian …

the voice of a true Australian …

The Melbourne Press Club periodically inducts journalists into its Hall of Fame.

in yamerika, the president himself does the twittering...

flipflopflap...

The governments of 30 countries around the globe are using armies of so called opinion shapers to meddle in elections, advance anti-democratic agendas and repress their citizens, a new report shows.

Despite the attention paid to Russian attempts to influence foreign elections, most of the offending countries use the internet to manipulate opinion domestically, says US NGO Freedom House.

collecting the dragging dregs...

drags

One of Australia's newest senators, Fraser Anning, has said he was verbally abused in a "vitriolic" party room attack before Pauline Hanson kicked him out of One Nation.

yes...

coke love

Whatever’s happened to free speech?

 

Of magic potions, poetry, love and sciences... and memory...

butterfly

A poem of Arthur Rimbaud (translated from the French by George Bitzolot, adapted by Jules Letambour)


For her

Dreamed for winter...

Winter... We’ll travel in a small pink buggy

         With some blue cushions.

We'll be happy. A nest for kisses in motion

          In ever corner comfy.

 

You will close your eyes, not to see in the mirror

The shadows of the night pulling faces

why multinational corporations are anarchists...

anarchistsanarchists

If you are a multinational in search of a deal, your philosophy may be very close to that of the Anarchists manifesto. Read the picture above: 

Take land? That is a given for capitalism. There are many ways for rich people to “take land”. Often the simpler way is to make the “legal” owners bankrupt, or plain and simple declare Terra Nullius... etc...

Grow food? That is the exclusive purpose of Monsanto: grow my food exclusively... Could not be more spot on.

hitzatruth ...

hitzatruth ...

Turnbull is a fucking lying disgusting and pathetic mother of all gaslighting arseholes. He has no principles to speak of except for unadulterated greed.

fair trade, US style...

fair trade...

President Donald Trump has said the US will no longer tolerate "chronic trade abuses", in a defiant address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Vietnam.

on a shake-the-ordinary-people's-hand tour...

handshakes...

 

The citizenship crisis is politics at its worst, has been unresolved far too long, and is a distraction from much more important issues.

That's the view from the real world, reflected by voters in focus groups this week.

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