Wednesday 26th of June 2019

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by Gus Leonisky on Wed, 2019-06-26 12:28

Did Paula White pray for the reelection of President Trump at the opening of his massive campaign rally in Orlando?

Back in 2008, I heard of a prominent, black, mega-church pastor praying for the election of Barack Obama by name. In other words, he led his congregation in prayer that Senator Obama would become our next president. (Previously, he had prayed the same prayer for the presidential election of Al Gore.)

Did Paula White do the same thing last week? And is this how Christian leaders should pray? Should they pray partisan prayers?

As reported by The Christian Post, Rev. White’s prayer was quite targeted and bold.

First, she went after the “demonic networks,” saying, “Let every demonic network that has aligned itself against the purpose, against the calling of President Trump, let it be broken, let it be torn down in the name of Jesus.”


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by Gus Leonisky on Wed, 2019-06-26 12:13

Devil facial tumour 2 (DFT2) was discovered in 2014 in devils from the d'Entrecasteaux region, in south-east Tasmania.

The new study, published online in the journal Evolutionary Applications, is the first detailed look at the cancer's impact on wild animals, said co-author Rodrigo Hamede of the University of Tasmania.

The disease is not a strain of the already well-known devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) that first hit Tassie devils over 20 years ago.

"DFT2 is a completely independently evolved transmissible cancer happening in the same species," Dr Hamede said.

But, he said, the presence of two transmissible cancers in the devils may push both cancers to evolve to be more aggressive.

"[There is now] competition between the two tumour [types]."


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by Gus Leonisky on Wed, 2019-06-26 11:42

In a weird twist on socialism, Bernie Sanders on Monday rolled out a plan to hand a $1.6 trillion gift to college-loan borrowers — who tend to be better off than the average taxpayer.

He’d cancel all student debt, public and private — even for grad students and no matter the borrower’s income. Another $600 billion would go to make public universities and community colleges free.

Sanders claims a tax on Wall Street transactions can raise $2.4 trillion to pay for it. But critics say the tax would lead to fewer trades — and generate far less revenue. Plus, many of those transactions are made on behalf of middle- and working-class people’s retirement savings.

Fairness? People who skipped college because they couldn’t afford it would see those who took out loans to go getting their debts canceled, no strings attached.


This is what socialism really produces: no “equity” or fairness — only unintended consequences, with all but the favored few winding up worse off.


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The idea of free education is a good one, nonetheless. But not everyone can learn up to ALL levels, as our understanding is limited through various factors — including our inability to grasp complex mathematics. Our brains also has an inbuilt resistance to learning new tricks that conflict with what makes us comfortable... Some people are better at learning than others. Simple. It's something to manage socially and personally by finding our survival and stylistic pathways.

by Gus Leonisky on Wed, 2019-06-26 11:16


So why hasn't the latest Middle East sabre-rattling caused greater alarm?

The principal reason is global oil traders are more worried about the slowing global economy, which on their modelling translates to falling demand and prices.

The other big difference from earlier shocks is the rapid shift of the US from energy importer to exporter.

By late last year, the US powered past both Russia and Saudi Arabia to be largest oil producer on the planet.

The US shale producers have proved themselves to be nimble at either ramping up or down production, responding quickly to price changes in the global market.


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Duh... The only things that will change the price of oil beyond the stratosphere is "should someone make a mistake" such as shooting down something that starts a full-on war. Remind me... I better go and fill up my petrol-guzzler...



by Gus Leonisky on Wed, 2019-06-26 10:51

ned kelly


Ned Kelly... 


Edward "NedKelly (December 1854[a] – 11 November 1880) was an Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted police murderer. One of the last bushrangers, and by far the most famous, he is best known for wearing a suit of bulletproof armour during his final shootout with the police.

Kelly was born in the British colony of Victoria as the third of eight children to Irish parents. His father, a transported convict, died shortly after serving a six-month prison sentence, leaving Kelly, then aged 12, as the eldest male of the household. The Kellys were a poor selector family who saw themselves as downtrodden by the Squattocracy...


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In regard to socialism's image, I would see more hand in hand stuff caring for the planet... than being shouted at... or being shot at, by the modern Ned Kellys, now living at the high end of town...

by Gus Leonisky on Wed, 2019-06-26 10:36



In this advert placed in the Sydney Morning Herald and other print media I suspect (I don't have the cash to buy the Daily Telegraph), by someone making a buck out advertising trust in "truth", they try to be clever, by blaming the Ruskies on the internet. The social media is only trusted by something percent of people. 




Is the mainstream media more trusted than social media? I don't know... These guys should have said the percentage... and to some extend there is far more control of truth in advertising than opinions in the media... 


When people were asked why they don’t trust the media, about 45 percent referred to things like inaccuracy, bias, “fake news,” and “alternative facts,” the latter two being common descriptions given by Donald Trump and members of his administration. A general lack of credibility and the fact that reports are “based on opinions or emotions” are two of the other reasons given for a loss of trust. About 10 percent of those surveyed also mentioned sensationalism, “clickbait,” or hype as a negative factor. Interestingly, twice as many young adults (18 to 34) as older respondents said politically focused coverage or partisan bias was a factor in their lack of trust.


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by Gus Leonisky on Wed, 2019-06-26 06:13

Yes john... I can hear your screams from 425,7 kilometres away! As the crow flies that is... My own screams are silent, like that of the famous actor, Rod Steiger... in the Pawnbroker...


And yes... Mistletoe we are rather than "grubs", but Mistletoe is ignorant and pretty... We should be knowledgeable, yet we are fucking ugly...

by John Richardson on Tue, 2019-06-25 23:29

I almost screamed at my idiot box tonight Gus ...

I felt just like the Peter Finch character in the movie 'Network' as I listened to the besuited morons on the ABC program 'The Drum' ernestly talking-up the importance of 'economic growth' as the cure to all of our future ills.

I wondered what phoney 'business school' these fools had attended that the simple logic that economic growth is driven by ever increasing consumption, regardless of whether it is a function of population increase or rampant consumerism, or both, simply escapes them. As does the capacity to recognise that continuous economic growth is impossible when it encounters finite resources.

These fools lack the insight to recognise that the future of humanity rests in its capacity to reinvent itself & to learn to live in harmony, not only with each other, but our environment & other species, & to make do with less rather than more. Instead they worship at the feet of failed marketers like Morrison or Philistines like Dutton, content to be 'farmed' as the ultimate domesticated beast of consumption, grown fat but spiritually impoverished.

Just opened the window Gus ...

If you listen intently, you just might hear me calling from our little piece of paradise.

Take Care.

by John Richardson on Tue, 2019-06-25 23:18

Grubs Gus ...?

More like Mistletoe to me ...

Even the lowliest of grubs perform a useful function in nature, while Mistletoe is nothing more than a parasite, sucking the life out of its unwitting host.

Just saying.


by Gus Leonisky on Tue, 2019-06-25 21:05

Tory leadership front-runner and Prime Ministerial hopeful Boris Johnson has done many jobs in his time, from editing the Spectator magazine to being Foreign Secretary, but it’s almost  forgotten today that he’s also been a war correspondent, reporting from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, during the time of the NATO bombing campaign.

Johnson’s despatches from Belgrade in the spring of 1999 were published in the Daily Telegraph and make interesting reading twenty years on. You can hardly accuse him of peddling neocon propaganda.

Johnson called the assault on Yugoslavia, which lacked UNSC authorisation, ‘a miserable war’.

‘War is stupid. War is hell. But never has there been a war so stupendously incompetent in matching methods to aims’ he declared.

Unlike others, he didn’t attempt to whitewash NATO’s actions. ‘NATO succeeded in decapitating a priest as he crossed a bridge in broad daylight on the feast of the Holy Trinity. They killed a toddler as she sat on her potty. Of course, this was not intentional, in the sense that some brasshat at Mons did not target this priest of that toddler. But you could say that it was intentional in that NATO dropped bombs from 15,000 feet in the sure-fire knowledge that civilians would be killed.’ 

Johnson finished that particular article by saying that if there was to be a NATO ‘victory parade’ at the end of the war, he hoped there would be a man behind Clinton and Blair in their chariot to whisper in their ears ‘not only of their own mortality but also of the mortality of the people they claimed to be protecting’.


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