Tuesday 25th of February 2020

bad friendless legislations from a smart-arse legalisator...

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Is the CFMMEU the most unlawful organisation in the history of Australia's industrial laws, as Christian Porter says?

getting old... will the queen send herself a herogram on her 100th?

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One of Gadfly’s field agents reports that his stepmother had turned 100 and was anxiously awaiting a letter from Her Majesty to mark the occasion. Instead, through the post came a congratulatory letter from Michael McCormack, the deputy PM who is promoting carbon emissions as a way to contain bushfires.

the turkey was a fox in disguise....

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When the 1974 impeachment hearings turned south for former US president Richard Nixon, his aides blamed the media.

a gut feeling about why your social life stinks...

socialising in a fish bowl   Accumulating evidence suggests that the microbiota living in and on animals has important functions in the social architecture of those animals. Sherwin et al. review how the microbiota might facilitate neurodevelopment, help program social behaviors, and facilitate communication in various animal species, including humans.

Understanding the complex relationship between microbiota and animal sociability may also identify avenues for treating social disorders in humans.


relentlessly pushing for CO2 reduction ASAP, we might bore you to death if we have to...

 city clouds  Greenhouse gases driving climate change hit a record high last year and are showing no signs of slowing down, according to the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organisation. 

an artful-dodger's victory by a landslide predicted by a predictable media...

from steve bell  UK Prime Minister and Conservative party leader Boris Johnson presented the Tory manifesto on 24 November ahead of a snap general election in the country, outlining Brexit plans and making pledges on other issues troubling the country.

the brits are killing him...

assange  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange 'could die' in British jail: doctors. The WikiLeaks founder is serving a 50-week sentence in the United Kingdom ahead of an extradition hearing in February. He is wanted by the United States on espionage charges related to his work.


More than 60 doctors have written an open letter saying that Julian Assange's health has deteriorated so much that the WikiLeaks founder's life is in danger inside a British jail.

"I don't think billionaires should exist"...

blooming  A people's party that relies on the uber rich. The main problem seems to be that none of them are sympathetic to the needs of Bloomberg's social class, namely billionaires.

don't gamble the future — don't shit on the children...

casino  This picture by Gus leonisky of the new casino (tallest building on the foreshore) being built in Barangaroo, Sydney, is possibly the new look of a city under siege from bush fires. The air becomes "dangerous" for old people and babies. One can argue that these fires are due to mismanagement of forests that are not burned during the winter months, and deny that the changing climate due to global warming is responsible for the fires. But the sum-total of happenings, including the INCREASING higher temperature averages, the dryness of the countryside, the low levels of dams, to the reality many country towns HAVE RAN out of water, point to a changing dynamic in our future sustainability. Gambling with global warming is dangerous.

 

your laws are killing us...

 hand... Policing has played and continues to play a critical role in dispossession in a way that works to displace self-determination as a real option for Aboriginal peoples on their own countries. While we await the trial, the law will begin to do its work in transmuting witness reports, forensic data and all other information into evidence. Evidence is crucial to establish facts, ascribe guilt or absolve a defendant.

aussie stupid...

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Ten years ago today, Andrew Robb arrived at Parliament House intent upon an act of treachery.

planet bugsy...

planet bugsy   The US withdrawal from Syria, even if it was immediately corrected, indicates with certainty that Washington no longer intends to be the world’s policeman, the "necessary Empire". It destabilized without delay all the rules of international relations. We have entered a period of transition during which each major power is pursuing a new agenda. Here are the main ones.

abortion and homosexuality revisited by religioso expert rod dreher...

abortionism   It’s heart-warming to talk to young people who have understood the religious con and the spirituality traps. No, they’re not caught in some pseudo-post-religiosity age. They understand the fluidity of thoughts and the necessity of uncertainty, which means they accept that OTHER people may not think the same. But they value their own search for purpose through the real sciences, while discerning the value of imagination and the trick of fantasy. 

the crime of the century: challenging the US dollar... and he did not say this:...

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was on Capitol Hill Wednesday (23/10/2019) to testify before the the House Financial Services Committee about Libra, Facebook's controversial cryptocurrency plan. 


At least, Libra was theoretically his reason for being in Washington, DC. Once he was in the hot seat, however, lawmakers pinned him down with questions about basically everything, making clear just how much ire the ostensible social network now draws at the highest level.

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