Thursday 24th of June 2021

Gus Leonisky's blog

on the way to democracy...

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In her book “Discovering the World of the Ancient Greeks, (first published 1991) Dr Zofia Archibald MPhil, DPhil, gives us an insight into the beginnings of “democracy”. 

 

  "Democracy is the best-known of Greek political institutions, but in practice it was rare and short-lived. Most Greek states, for most of their history, were ruled by hereditary elites, with from the 5th century (BC) onwards, brief interruption of democratic government.”  

 

The subheading to this chapter, ARISTOCRATIC SOCIETY, states:  

 

mr pickwick lives in the white house...

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in the year of grace, the christian stoker fights back...

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 Liberal senator Amanda Stoker has taken another swipe at Australian of the Year Grace Tame, who blasted the Queensland senator’s cabinet promotion.

 

Ms Tame has accused the new Assistant Minister for Women of supporting a “fake rape crisis” tour on university campuses.

She said last week the campaign was aimed at falsifying all counts of sexual abuse on campuses across the country.

finché c’è guerra, c’è speranza...

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The origins of the Liberty Ship can be traced to a design proposed by the British in 1940. Seeking to replace wartime losses, the British placed contracts with US shipyards for 60 steamers of the Ocean class. These steamers were of simple design and featured a single coal-fired 2,500 horsepower reciprocating steam engine. While the coal-fired reciprocating steam engine was obsolete, it was reliable and Britain possessed a large supply of coal. While the British ships were being constructed, the US Maritime Commission examined the design and made alterations to lessen coast and speed construction.

 

 

global Mayhem

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dangerous games...

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US President Joe Biden has used a first official phone call with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to offer staunch support in Ukraine’s standoff over Russian troops near its border.

at least they didn't get bombed by barak in another country....

optimism...

Michelle Obama tells schoolgirls to view pandemic as a ‘great blessing’

 

the universe is surprising...

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Understanding the universe is an adventure in exploration and observations, not in mythical assumptions. 

surveillance and the panopticon...

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The panopticon is a disciplinary concept brought to life in the form of a central observation tower placed within a circle of prison cells.

of an irritation-inducing faith...

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Today (1/4/2021), the Pearls And Irritations website, the John Menadue Public Policy Journal, enters the world of mysticism, and one wonders why? WHY?

the men in white coats are coming soon...

on the bench
WATCH: Biden adds fodder to dementia speculation as spirited response on filibuster reform degenerates into word salad

chasing tom cats...

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Christian Porter has been made industry minister while Peter Dutton will replace Linda Reynolds in the defence portfolio.

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