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Russian whistle-blower denied asylum in Australia

January 21, 2019 - 13:34 -- Admin

In 2006, British contractor Nick Stride was hired to work on the refurbishment of a palace under construction for Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister, Igor Shuvalov, on his estate outside Moscow. The project included the construction of a luxurious greenhouse known as the “Wintergarden,” and the cost of the refurbishment is thought to be in excess…

The new “weapon of choice”

January 21, 2019 - 12:28 -- Admin

The internet, or to be more exact, social media on the internet is now the weapon of choice for political control … saturation propaganda or the more subtle persuasions of individual messaging via subliminal texts are becoming the norm of political leafleting throughout Western countries … Where once “speaker’s corners” told the interested public from…

The Appeal Of Donald Trump, The Political Bones Of Peter Dutton And Other Carcases!

January 21, 2019 - 09:38 -- Admin

A few weeks ago, Peter Dutton expressed the view that Turnbull didn’t have a “political bone in his body”. While political commentary tends to be about politics, I’m often more interested in the subtext behind any comment that a politician makes. I mean, are we meant to conclude that this is a bad thing and…

ScoMo, where’s your trousers? A week of epic failure.

January 20, 2019 - 19:53 -- Admin

Some think, that the Rationall Spirits flye out of Animals, (or that Animall we call Man) like a swarm of Bees, when they like not their Hives, finding some inconvenience, seek about for another Habitation: Or leave the Body, like Rats, when they finde the house rotten, and ready to fall. — Margaret Cavendish Newcastle, Philosophical…

Ostracism (Or “Hinch is no Aristeides and a vote is no ostracon”)

January 20, 2019 - 17:48 -- Admin

Ostracism (Or “Hinch is no Aristeides and a vote is no ostracon” I have two daughters, a grand daughter and two grand sons. I have many other relatives, neighbours and friends. Close friends and friends separated by distance. Friends and relatives I love. The mere thought that someone has hurt a single hair on their…

Into a future darkly

January 20, 2019 - 16:35 -- Admin

It won’t be long before Australia has one of the most important federal elections of its times. This next election will determine if the nation thrives or totally collapses into a miasma of hate, cruelty and economic and social degradation. Seriously, it is that important. The problem we must face is that if Labor does…

Schooling Senator Hinch

January 19, 2019 - 11:00 -- Admin

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, January 17 2019, the body of 21-year-old Palestinian student Aiia Maasarwe was found next to a Bundoora shopping centre in Melbourne. Police described her murder as “horrendous as you could get,” and refused to release further details out of respect for Ms Maasarwe, her family and friends. Later that day, Senator…

Spy Theories and the White House: Donald Trump as Russian Agent

January 19, 2019 - 10:15 -- Admin

The level of absurdity in US politics has now reached such vertigo inducing levels as to render all manner of things permissible. Contact with the unwashed implies collaboration; discussion with the enemy implies assent. To go to a dinner party with a perceived hostile force in the context of business of diplomacy has become a…

The Protocols of the Drones

January 19, 2019 - 08:00 -- Admin

Working class politics of today is held captive by what could be called “middle-class protocol”. There seems to be little far reaching political radicalism that would benefit the producing classes that has not first been vetted and screened through “approved” channels of middle-class perception and acceptability … that is; “keep it respectable, keep it tidy…

Give it up Scott -they know you are lying

January 19, 2019 - 07:33 -- Admin

Protected by a self-serving media, ProMo has pushed the line that Australia will meet its emissions reduction targets “in a canter”, something his own government’s figures show is a lie. When carpeted by the Fijian PM about our inaction on climate change, Morrison lamely paid respect to Mr Bainimarama’s international leadership and passion on climate…