Monthly Archives: January 2016

SWISS GO NUCLEAR – AG SAYS “US$4 BILLION WAS MISAPPROPRIATED FROM 1MDB” | Sarawak Report

Source: SWISS GO NUCLEAR – AG SAYS “US$4 BILLION WAS MISAPPROPRIATED FROM 1MDB” | Sarawak Report

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The U.S. Intervention in Libya Was Such a Smashing Success That a Sequel Is Coming

This was supposed to be the supreme model of Humanitarian Intervention. One of its few benefits is it now provides a pretext for another new war. Source: The U.S. Intervention in Libya Was Such a Smashing Success That a Sequel … Continue reading

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PepsiCo’s Bottled ‘Tap’ Water 2000 Times the Cost of a Gallon of Gas AnonHQ

According to Business Insider, the bottled water industry “grossed a total of $11.8 billion on 9.7 billion gallons [of water] in 2012…” equivalent to 2,000 times the cost of tap water per gallon and the regular cost of gasoline. PepsiCo’s … Continue reading

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Cupidity or stupidity? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

In 1991, the government developed the Intra Government Communications Network (ICON) as a temporary fix for the Department of Foreign Affairs linking two of its buildings in the capital.  Over time, the system grew to link 88 government agencies and … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is wrecking the conservative movement: How the billionaire is exposing its most toxic secret – Salon.com

Conservative activists have spent a generation building up their movement — and the Donald is ruining it all Source: Donald Trump is wrecking the conservative movement: How the billionaire is exposing its most toxic secret – Salon.com

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Abetz Mach Frei – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Ross Sharp Liberal Senator Eric Abetz, former Minister for Employment in the Abbott Government, wee nyaff, nudnik and vainglorious shtunk, has a degree in law and a curious habit of speaking factitious nonsense on matters he knows nothing about. Starkly bereft and deficient in experience … Continue reading

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Poor Tony Abbott, Gonski And Framing Your Way To Government! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

An interesting bit of framing occured with Dr Michael Jensen’s article about religious freedom. According to Dr Jensen, the rector at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Darling Point, religious freedom is under attack. He begins: “Freedom of religion? It has to be written … Continue reading

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Abbott risks looking like a bitter wrecker

Mr Turnbull and Mr Abbott and their colleagues rightly promote the Liberal Party as a broad church, but there is a difference between what Mr Abbott and those few others are doing and what constitutes a constructive contribution to policy … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott’s empty arguments | The Monthly

My attention was recently directed towards a Washington Post article from 2010. It asked the question “What will future generations condemn us for?” Looking at things that had once been generally accepted but were not any longer – domestic violence … Continue reading

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Airstrike targeting British hacker working for Isis killed three civilians instead, US admits | US news | The Guardian  Where is MSM outrage??

US Central Command said dead and injured civilians were in ‘vicinity’ of drone strike meant for Junaid Hussain on 13 August, which was not disclosed before Source: Airstrike targeting British hacker working for Isis killed three civilians instead, US admits … Continue reading

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ARMY OF THE TWELVE CRETINS

  NOT YOUR USUAL HORROR FILM BANNED IN ALL OTHER WESTERN DEMOCRACIES SEE: THE FACES OF MODERN FASCISM! SEE: CANDIDATES WITH A TOTAL LACK OF EMPATHY! SEE: THE VERY EMBODIMENT OF RIGHT WING BLOOD LUST! SEE: THE LIVING DEAD TRY … Continue reading

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Monsanto Finalizes Plans To Destroy All Life On Earth

  ST LOUIS – (CT&P) – Monsanto Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant announced at a press conference this morning that the company’s long-awaited master plan to annihilate all life on earth had been finalized. The company hopes to use a … Continue reading

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Tea Party Opinions To Be Fast-Tracked Direct From US

Australians will no longer need to wait up to two years for bat-shit crazy ideas to hit our shores, with plans in place to fast-track Tea Party opinions to our living rooms just moments after they have been aired in … Continue reading

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Plebiscite To Determine Whether MPs Should Be Bound By Plebiscites

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has moved to end confusion about whether Liberal MPs will be bound by a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, announcing an extra plebiscite later this year to resolve the issue. The announcement comes after Tasmanian Senator Eric … Continue reading

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Exposing some truths

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The TPP Prioritizes the ‘Rights’ of Corporations Over Workers, the Environment, and Democracy | The Nation

Source: The TPP Prioritizes the ‘Rights’ of Corporations Over Workers, the Environment, and Democracy | The Nation

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International Unionism protects Human Rights

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What keeps the IDF up at night? Depends on where you get your news | +972 Magazine

Seven leading Israeli news outlets went to the same briefing with a senior defense official, and wrote six entirely different stories about it. In an era when few people read beyond the headlines, how we… Source: What keeps the IDF … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Stop Blaming Students For America’s Student Debt Crisis | Blog | Media Matters for America

Source: VIDEO: Stop Blaming Students For America’s Student Debt Crisis | Blog | Media Matters for America

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Trump’s Sexist Attacks Aside, Megyn Kelly Is A Shill For Conservative Misinformation

Megyn Kelly is garnering another wave of misplaced praise, benefiting from Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s latest attacks on her. But outside of the debate scene, Kelly’s role on Fox News is little more than to shill for conservative misinformation. … Continue reading

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CNN Highlights How Trump Is Driving Conservatives’ “Anger Against Fox” | Blog | Media Matters for America

Source: CNN Highlights How Trump Is Driving Conservatives’ “Anger Against Fox” | Blog | Media Matters for America

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The cult of the arsehole | The Monthly

I re-watched Whiplash the other day. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a terrific, morally indefensible movie about a music teacher who pushes a young jazz drummer to greatness. Its unusual central message is that abuse works. Bigoted insults, physical … Continue reading

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I do not think that word means what you think it means | The Monthly

Politicians say a lot of things in public, and so it’s only natural that occasionally they will use words incorrectly. Lampooning sometimes follows, and in most cases the mistakes should be quickly forgotten and forgiven. (The exception being gaffes, where … Continue reading

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Kevin Andrews angers party whip with ‘prayer breakfast’ reason for Washington visit. Are Andrews and Abbott self employed?

Former Defence Minister Kevin Andrews has infuriated his party’s chief whip by requesting an absence from Parliament to attend a Washington “prayer breakfast” only then to use the time to deliver a speech to a major conservative think-tank. Source: Kevin … Continue reading

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Marriage, monarchy and the Manly bus: what’s on Tony Abbott’s agenda?

The differing views in the party indicate there is tempered support for Tony Abbott’s continuing role. Source: Marriage, monarchy and the Manly bus: what’s on Tony Abbott’s agenda?

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Tony Abbott’s speaking engagements deserve our scrutiny, and our concern | Jason Wilson | Opinion | The Guardian

The organisation that Tony Abbott will address this week is focused on resisting the advance of LGBT rights. The increasingly global nature of the Christian right should give us pause for thought Source: Tony Abbott’s speaking engagements deserve our scrutiny, … Continue reading

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The Other Entrepreneurs: The No-Nonsense Barbers of the Netherlands

Source: The Other Entrepreneurs: The No-Nonsense Barbers of the Netherlands

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EU migration crisis: Stop illegal wars, don’t blame the victims — RT Op-Edge

Europe is on a dangerous, slippery slope of increasing xenophobia and racism engendered by the influx of refugees. Denmark’s new confiscation law is a sign of the brooding, baleful climate. Source: EU migration crisis: Stop illegal wars, don’t blame the … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

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“The Anti-Trump network”: Trump’s boycott of Fox News debate splinters right-wing media – Salon.com

Breitbart, Joe Scarborough and Ann Coulter join forces in defending Trump against Megyn Kelly and Roger Ailes Source: “The Anti-Trump network”: Trump’s boycott of Fox News debate splinters right-wing media – Salon.com

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Exclusive: Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Calls Donald Trump a ‘Breath of Fresh Air’ | TIME

The Fox News anchor says she wants a discussion about substance, not tweets. Source: Exclusive: Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Calls Donald Trump a ‘Breath of Fresh Air’ | TIME

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Donald Trump steps up attacks on Megyn Kelly with ‘bimbo’ tweet ahead of Fox News debate – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

US presidential candidate Donald Trump escalates a fight with Fox News ahead of the latest televised debate. Right wing fights right wing for national attention after all Rupert Murdoch’s a migrant Source: Donald Trump steps up attacks on Megyn Kelly … Continue reading

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Megyn Kelly throws love fest for Michael Moore on Fox News – Salon.com

“What’s Trump afraid of? I’m sitting here,” Moore told Kelly Tuesday evening, “and I feel no fear” VIDEO Source: Megyn Kelly throws love fest for Michael Moore on Fox News – Salon.com

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With Donald Trump Abandoning Its Debate, Fox News Scorched By Its Own Chicanery | Blog | Media Matters for America

Source: With Donald Trump Abandoning Its Debate, Fox News Scorched By Its Own Chicanery | Blog | Media Matters for America

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The Right-Wing Noise Machine Implodes Over Trump — And The GOP Gets Burned | Blog | Media Matters for America

Source: The Right-Wing Noise Machine Implodes Over Trump — And The GOP Gets Burned | Blog | Media Matters for America

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WaPo’s Wemple Explains How The “Great Conservative Tradition” Of Bemoaning Media Bias Has Now Backfired On Fox | Blog | Media Matters for America

Explains Source: WaPo’s Wemple Explains How The “Great Conservative Tradition” Of Bemoaning Media Bias Has Now Backfired On Fox | Blog | Media Matters for America

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Peer claims £300 a day in expenses to walk 200 yards to work at House of Lords – Telegraph

Baroness Wilcox lives in a £4.5million home 200 yards from the House of Lords, but bills taxpayer up to £5,700 a month for walk to work Source: Peer claims £300 a day in expenses to walk 200 yards to work … Continue reading

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Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn is the country’s lowest expenses claimer – Politics – Islington Gazette

ISLINGTON North MP Jeremy Corbyn was the lowest expenses claimer in the country – after putting in for just £8.70 for an ink cartridge. Source: Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn is the country’s lowest expenses claimer – Politics – Islington … Continue reading

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Australian coalmines are one of riskiest investments in the world – report | Environment | The Guardian

Oxford University research also finds Australian, Chinese and US coal-fired power stations are the most vulnerable to environmental dangers Source: Australian coalmines are one of riskiest investments in the world – report | Environment | The Guardian

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First Dog on the Moon’s guide to solving Clive Palmer and fixing democracy From humble beginnings as a mining magnate and life member of the Queensland Liberal National party twice, Clive Palmer has done and said a lot of things, most of which are contradictory and don’t make sense

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Israeli court refuses to release hunger striker on brink of death | The Electronic Intifada

Muhammad al-Qiq’s organs are at risk of failure any day, says Palestinian prisoner’s legal team. Source: Israeli court refuses to release hunger striker on brink of death | The Electronic Intifada

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Noam Chomsky Calls GOP a ‘Danger to Human Survival’ and Sizes Up Bernie Sanders – Truthdig

Source: Noam Chomsky Calls GOP a ‘Danger to Human Survival’ and Sizes Up Bernie Sanders – Truthdig

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The Chinese are beating the West at its own game – Al Jazeera English

A bit of the Chinese business-is-business attitude is perhaps what the boiling Arab-Iranian tensions now badly need. Source: The Chinese are beating the West at its own game – Al Jazeera English

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When pot is legal and polluting is not

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2015 Broke A New Climate Change Record And It’s Bad News For The Planet «

How screwed are we as a species? Very. Source: 2015 Broke A New Climate Change Record And It’s Bad News For The Planet «

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The Chilling Rise of Islamophobia in Our Schools | Mother Jones

Accusations, beatings, even death threats—that’s life for Muslim kids in America. Source: The Chilling Rise of Islamophobia in Our Schools | Mother Jones

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How I Explained to My Impressionable Student That Islam Is Not Monolithic

Source: How I Explained to My Impressionable Student That Islam Is Not Monolithic

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Rumsfeld Blames Iraq’s Instability On Religion, Instead Of The War He Started | ThinkProgress

The tendency among U.S. politicians to blame the region’s instability on religion is nothing new. Source: Rumsfeld Blames Iraq’s Instability On Religion, Instead Of The War He Started | ThinkProgress

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Stephen Colbert Gets Donald Rumsfeld To Admit The Iraq War Was All A Lie (VIDEO) «

This is why Stephen Colbert is a national treasure. Source: Stephen Colbert Gets Donald Rumsfeld To Admit The Iraq War Was All A Lie (VIDEO) «

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