Monday 2nd of August 2021

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thrones...

juanitajuanita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the early 1970s, after I landed at Circular Quay as a 20-buck migrant — an event not found in the e-record of the Australian government — there were a few events I remember clearly. First, one could not avoid seeing the New South Wales government was corrupt to the core and many things happened to indicate this state of affairs. Barrett’s funny novels seems to have been based on the sorry sagas of the times…

 

 

democracy for idiots...

ray et al.ray et al.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democracy is simple: one person — one vote…

 

Then it becomes complicated. Who to vote for? Have we been influenced by various idiots to vote for a particular idiot? Do we toss a coin? Do we really know what we’re doing? Do THEY know what the’re doing? Is the price of fish slightly sarcastic? Should we beat the hell out of politicians like in the pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, to make sure they work for us, not for them? 

 

back to the bastille...

CHCH                 

bourgeois plumbers

plumbersplumbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"let's blame" trump once more...

eviction...eviction...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in tune with the bits of the universe...

universeuniverse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

smoking as a non-profit activity?...

gary johnsgary johns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Voices, an initiative by Pro Bono Australia and the Human Rights Law Centre, has found civil society organisations are feeling pressured to take a more cautious approach to advocacy in order to sustain and protect their other functions and services.

The research, carried out by academics at the University of Melbourne and launched on Tuesday, set out to examine how public debate and advocacy has evolved over a decade and whether NGO perceptions of their capacity to participate in public debate has changed. 

 

the covid dilemma...

covidcovid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) has spread across the world. As of 4 July 2021, more than 183 million confirmed cases of covid-19 have been recorded worldwide, and more than 3.97 million deaths have been reported by the World Health Organization .1 

 

 

of bows and arrows...

subssubs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost 10 years ago to the day, on June 10, 2011, under the headline “Not a single submarine seaworthy”, Cameron Stewart reported: “For the first time in a generation, Australia does not have a single submarine available to defend the nation today.

the king of slanted news was having fun...

kingking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rupert Murdoch’s role in a secret project jointly financed by the US government and wealthy backers in the private sector to influence public opinion demands the attention of Australian lawmakers. 

 

Rupert Murdoch’s rise to become the most powerful media proprietor in history was not by chance, according to documents released during the 1987 Iran-Contra hearings in Washington. 

His media assets were critical to the Reagan administration’s ‘public perception’ program aimed at winning support for an aggressive policy of ‘regime change’ in Central America.

christmas is coming...

doctor, doctordoctor, doctor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has returned to making specific vaccine target pledges, telling media outlets this morning that he expects everyone who wants a COVID-19 jab to be vaccinated by Christmas, with lockdowns to become “a thing of the past”.

 

 

flirting with disaster?...

warwar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed a provision, to be included in the National Defense Authorization Act, that would require women to register with Selective Service, that is, the military draft. This is a grave mistake, but not a surprising one.

 

by Shaun Rieley

 

paving pot holes...

mittbidenmittbiden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

feeding the terrorists in syria...

mapmap                     
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