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Trumponomics and media in the United States of Dystopia

May 21, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

"President Trump spoke with @TheEconomist about Trumponomics and every answer is bananas" [Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan Justin Wolfers on Twitter, 11 May 2017]Who thought that Anthony John Abbott when he was Australian prime minister was the most ill-intentioned, ignorant  and embarrassing leader of a nation to have ever existed to

And people wonder why their council rates keep rising

May 18, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

Council rates don't just rise because the dollar value of lots in a local government area increase or because a council needs to play catch-up with its infrastucture and road maintenance debts.Rates may also rise over time because of the cumulative cost of too many people vandalizing or illegally dumping on property owned or managed by a council.Here is a classic example.

How the NSW public hospital system still fails those with mental health issues

May 17, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

“To see a mentally ill person in 2014 at a public hospital in NSW treated in such an appalling manner is really beyond comprehension. The sight of the deceased wandering the corridor naked and covered in excrement while the senior nurse is seen to mop the floor apparently oblivious to her is horrific. While this appears not to be a system failure it is clearly a serious human failure.

FACTS OF THE MATTER: Trump, Russia and the 2016 U.S. presidential election

May 17, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

FACTS UNDER OATHGRAHAM: OK. Do you stand by your testimony that there is an active investigation counterintelligence investigation regarding Trump campaign individuals in the Russian government as to whether not to collaborate? You said that in March...COMEY: To see if there was any coordination between the Russian effort and peoples...GRAHAM: Is that still going on?COMEY: Yes.GRAHAM: OK. So nothing's changed. You stand by those two statements?COMEY: Correct. ……SEN.