Tuesday 25th of June 2024

Gus Leonisky's blog

the value of friends .....

the value of friends .....

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC), which produces 40 per cent of the world's oil, appears set to ignore US President George W Bush's 11th-hour demand that the cartel increase oil output at its ministerial meeting. 

Mr Bush, whose nation is the world's biggest energy consumer, said it would be a 'mistake' by OPEC not to hike production to help bring down record-high oil prices of above $US100 when the organisation meets in Vienna on Wednesday.

desperate & dateless .....

deperate & dateless .....

US President George Bush told Russian president-elect Dmitry Medvedev by telephone that he hopes they can have a 'close working relationship', the White House said. 

dancing with the stars .....

dancing with the stars .....

Chuck Norris supports our troops. This means Huckabee will bring them all home honorably.  

Mike Huckabee Ad: "Chuck Norris Approved" 

opinion holes .....

opinion holes .....

Federal Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson's approval rating as preferred prime minister has sunk to a new low of just 7 per cent in the latest poll out today. 

The Newspoll published in The Australian newspaper has Dr Nelson's rating slipping two points from its previous low of 9 per cent. 

black sheep .....

black sheep .....

More than any other issue, the question of ‘who is a Jew’ has repeatedly roiled relations between Israel and American Jewry.  

Psychologically, it is an argument over who belongs to the family. In the past, the casus belli was conversion: Would the Law of Return, which grants automatic citizenship to any Jew coming to Israel, apply to those converted to Judaism by non-Orthodox rabbis?  

the chosen people .....

the chosen people .....

Israeli troops turned heavy firepower on rocket squads bombarding southern Israel Saturday, killing 54 Palestinians in the deadliest day in Gaza since the current round of fighting erupted in 2000.  

Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven were wounded in the clashes, the military said.  

the power of illusion .....

the power of illusion .....

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated his handpicked successor Dmitry Medvedev on his projected presidential poll victory, at a rock concert on Red Square. 

"I congratulate (Medvedev) and wish him success," Putin said, standing beside Medvedev in front of a cheering crowd under the pouring rain. 

raining bull .....

real bull .....

Gus: Turnbull 'saved' $40 million …..

Malcolm Turnbull says the $10 million grant was only one fifth of what was requested for the trail. (AAP: Mark Graham). 

The Federal Government says Shadow Treasurer Malcolm Turnbull has some explaining to do over an generous grant he made at the start of last years election campaign.

and now for the universe .....

and now for the universe .....

Bush has bankrupted America... financially and morally. And he seems proud of it... 

pre-emption rules .....

pre-emption rules .....

Gates said he sympathised with the Turks’ concern about cross-border raids by Kurdish rebels ….. 

Gates warns Turkey not to invade Iraq - USATODAY.com 

land of the free .....

land of the free .....

For the first time in the nation’s history, more than one in 100 American adults is behind bars, according to a new report. 

Nationwide, the prison population grew by 25,000 last year, bringing it to almost 1.6 million. Another 723,000 people are in local jails.

mutual misunderstanding .....

mutual misunderstanding .....

To cancel one high-level Franco-German meeting is unfortunate.

To cancel two in less than a week implies a bank of freezing fog is descending over the Rhine. 

from downside to dark side .....

from downside to dark side .....

Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, signaled his readiness on Wednesday to bolster the economy with cheaper money even though inflation is picking up speed....

doing a loop d' loop .....

doing a loop d' loop .....

Opposition defence spokesman Nick Minchin has launched a stinging attack on Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon, over a review into the Defence Department's Super Hornet contract. 

glimpses of dreamland .....

glimpses of dreamland .....

More than a quarter of adult Americans have left the faith of their childhood to join another religion or no religion, according to a survey of religious affiliation by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. 

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