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Well, At Least We Know That Lee Harvey Oswald Was Acting Alone!

July 15, 2024 - 17:33 -- Admin

The trouble – as you may remember me saying on numerous occasions – with any half-decent conspiracy theory is that it’s impossible to use facts to counter it because any fact that contradicts it has clearly been contaminated by those people who are behind the conspiracy. So in the aftermath of the bullet that whistled…

The bystander

July 15, 2024 - 15:32 -- Admin

By Kerri Lynn The bystander shot at the Trump rally was Corey Comperatore. From what we know of Corey he was a decent person: “Corey Comperatore, 50, was a family man who loved to fish. He worked at a plastics manufacturing company, volunteered as a firefighter and went to church.” What of the listed 5…

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Tony Blair: Profiteer and Emissary of Artificial Intelligence

July 15, 2024 - 14:09 -- Admin

His entire set of teeth, and gums, must be gold plated by now. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has decided to let the world, and more specifically Sir Keir Starmer’s freshly elected government, in on a secret: that artificial intelligence is inexorably majestic, glorious and sovereign. Embrace it and fob off the doomsdayers. Importantly…

Understanding Federal Government Deficit and Surplus

July 15, 2024 - 12:24 -- Admin

By Denis Hay Introduction Australia’s federal politicians often liken the national economy to a household budget, perpetuating myths about deficits and surpluses. This comparison misleads the public about how a sovereign government functions. Unlike a household, Australia’s government, as the issuer of its own currency, operates under different financial principles. This article explores the truths…

A Summertime Dream

July 14, 2024 - 19:13 -- Admin

By James Moore “The stars shall fade away, the sun himself grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, but thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, unhurt amidst the wars of elements, the wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.” – Joseph Addison. We were camping at Cooper’s Creek, a trickling stream that…

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Understanding Australian Government Finances

July 14, 2024 - 09:20 -- Admin

By Denis Hay Introduction Understanding the Australian government’s finances is crucial for grasping the broader economic picture. Misconceptions about budget surpluses and deficits often lead to misguided fiscal policies. This article delves into the intricacies of sectoral balances, the importance of balancing the economy over the budget, and how Australia can use its monetary sovereignty…

Listen to him

July 13, 2024 - 19:40 -- Admin

Listen to him; three words saved a Presidential candidacy and shook my world as I embarked upon the ever-narrowing track of the sunset years of my life. I do not intend to wax lyrical about a particular judgment delivered by the highest court in the land of the star-bangled-banner other than briefly observing that I,…

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Federal Deficits: Debunking Government Myths

July 13, 2024 - 10:45 -- Admin

By Denis Hay Introduction The fear of federal deficits is a common narrative used by politicians to justify austerity measures and cuts to social services. However, this fear is often based on myths and misunderstandings. Stephanie Kelton’s book, “The Deficit Myth,” provides a comprehensive analysis of these misconceptions, revealing how a proper understanding of government…

Misinformation and Cyber Warfare

July 13, 2024 - 07:25 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry By inserting disinformation in publications, advocating extremist ideas, inciting racist and xenophobic flash-mobs, conducting interstate computer attacks on critical infrastructure targets that are vital for the functioning of a society, it is possible to ‘heat up’ the situation in any country, all the way up to the point of social unrest. (Major…