Month: September 2016

Donald Trump attacks ‘biased’ Lester Holt and accuses Google of conspiracy | US news | The Guardian

The Republican nominee lashes out in the wake of his poor debate showing and hints at more attacks on the Clinton marriage

Source: Donald Trump attacks ‘biased’ Lester Holt and accuses Google of conspiracy | US news | The Guardian

Bernie Sanders goes to bat for Clinton in her fight to win over young voters | US news | The Guardian

Former rival’s star power palpable as he campaigns for Hillary Clinton at University of New Hampshire, in a state he won in the Democratic primary

Source: Bernie Sanders goes to bat for Clinton in her fight to win over young voters | US news | The Guardian

In Fox News Tradition, O’Reilly And Megyn Kelly Smear Police Shooting Victim Keith Lamont Scott As A Criminal

Fox hosts Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly unsurprisingly smeared Keith Lamont Scott, the latest high-profile black victim of police brutality, using his prior criminal record to deride protests in North Carolina over his death and call into question whether his killing was justified.On his September 28 show, O’Reilly listed prior criminal

Source: In Fox News Tradition, O’Reilly And Megyn Kelly Smear Police Shooting Victim Keith Lamont Scott As A Criminal

Right-Wing “Porn Star” Attack On Former Miss Universe Falls Apart

Conservative media figures are responding to former Miss Universe Alicia Machado’s statements that Donald Trump called her “Miss Piggy” and publicly humiliated her for gaining weight by accusing her of being a “porn star.” It is unclear why Trump’s behavior would be mitigated by Machado later performing in adult films, but those claims

Source: Right-Wing “Porn Star” Attack On Former Miss Universe Falls Apart

Democracy torn asunder – Google Search

Tony Abbott, Rupert Murdoch (Credit: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Lionel Bonaventure/Photo montage by Salon)

Day to Day Politics: Where did it all go wrong? Part one.

Day to Day Politics: When did it all go wrong? Part two – Newspapers.

Day to Day Politics: When did it all go wrong? Part three – Electronic Media.

Day to Day Politics: When did it all go wrong? Part four – ‘Right wing feral opinion’

Day to Day Politics: When did it all go wrong? Part five Democracy torn asunder

 

Australia should compare CEO and average worker pay as the US and UK do | Julie Walker | Australia news | The Guardian

Pay ratios are an important measure of income inequality over time and regulators should look at making them mandatory

Source: Australia should compare CEO and average worker pay as the US and UK do | Julie Walker | Australia news | The Guardian

Trump To Contest Next Debate With His Enormous Stamina Hanging Right Out

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Donald Trump alluded to how big his stamina was at the first Presidential debate. Now he has promised to show Americans the stamina in all of its glory at the next debate on 10 October.

“I have the biggest stamina you’ve seen. It’s a tremendous stamina, believe me,” Mr Trump said.

“Of course Hillary doesn’t have the look, she doesn’t have the stamina. And to be President of this country, you have to have a really big stamina. Even Obama – as much as I dislike him – at least has some sort of a stamina. Although it’s probably really small”.

Renewable Energy, Muslims Most Likely Cause Of SA Power Outage, Hanson Says

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As thousands of South Australians entered their second day without power, One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson said it was looking more and more likely that wind turbines and Muslims were to blame.

The state’s energy infrastructure – which has been swamped by Muslims in recent years – could not cope under the increasing strain, Ms Hanson said.

She said Islam was not compatible with the Australian way of life or the South Australian energy market. It is the biggest power outage in the state since the Asian invasion of the late 1990s.

A memo from hell: Donald Trump says I live there, along with every other black and brown American — but here’s the true hell he’ll never understand – Salon.com

Black people and Latinos are “living in hell,” Trump says. Time to tell Donald what our lives are really like

Source: A memo from hell: Donald Trump says I live there, along with every other black and brown American — but here’s the true hell he’ll never understand – Salon.com

Health of more than 90% of world’s population affected by air pollution ‘emergency’, WHO says | The Independent

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More than nine out of every 10 people on the planet live in areas where air pollution breaches official safety limits – and millions of people are dying as a result, according to new research by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Source: Health of more than 90% of world’s population affected by air pollution ‘emergency’, WHO says | The Independent

Serena Williams vows: ‘I won’t be silent’ on police violence – BBC News

Serena Williams speaks out against law enforcement brutality, quoting Martin Luther King as she says: “There comes a time when silence is betrayal”.

Source: Serena Williams vows: ‘I won’t be silent’ on police violence – BBC News

Australia branded ‘child-stealing capital of the Western world’

Australian children are removed from their families more often than anywhere in the Western world, nearly twice as often as in the US and almost three times the rate in New Zealand, a parlia­mentary inquiry into child welfare has heard.

Source: Australia branded ‘child-stealing capital of the Western world’

God Doesn’t Give A Fuck Who Gets Married

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The Almighty Father couldn’t give two shits which humans want to sign a piece of paper outlining their commitment to each other, it has been revealed.

In a wide-ranging interview about his work, which briefly touched on humanity, God said he really couldn’t care less what people do. “I literally don’t give a shit. I’ve got a million other things to worry about right now, and that’s just on Pluto. Next question please.”

Pressed further on the issue, God became visibly frustrated, saying he had only allowed time for one question per species. “Sorry, explain it again. Two humans want to be recognised by some law that you’ve made up and you’re bringing me into this? You guys crack me up”.

Reminded that there was a passage in the Bible that warned against homosexuality, God laughed. “I also said you shouldn’t cut the corners of your beard. But you guys don’t take that stuff seriously do you?”

Trump Now Claiming He Wasn’t Actually At Debate

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Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, Donald Trump has denied claims he was ever at last night’s Presidential debate in New York, in a stinging rebuke to journalists’ continued probing.

In an interview directly after the debate, Mr Trump rejected the idea that he was on the stage just minutes before. “It’s a lie. An outright lie. But that’s what we’ve come to expect from Hillary Clinton,” he said.

When one journalist asked Mr Trump to clarify his assertion in the debate that he had paid no tax in the past, the billionaire responded, “Well of course I didn’t say that. How could I? I wasn’t there. I never said that climate change was a Chinese conspiracy either, just in case you were going to ask that”.

Trump’s office later released a statement confirming that their candidate played no part in the debate. “These are just lies. If you believe you saw Donald Trump in the debate, you have mis-seen it”. They said Hillary was not at the debate either, but rather her body double.

US election: The debate that stopped a nation leaves voters torn between Clinton and Trump – US election 2016 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Millions of viewers across the United States and beyond tuned into the first Presidential debate, smashing ratings records and sending Monday night bar sales soaring.

Source: US election: The debate that stopped a nation leaves voters torn between Clinton and Trump – US election 2016 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Clinton beats Trump | The Monthly

For anybody remotely concerned about the future of the world – by which I mean the question of whether the world has any future at all – the first 30 minutes of the US presidential debate this morning were terrifying. After a few minutes of calm, during which Donald Trump was clearly trying to look “presidential”, the Republican nominee gave up that fight and started shouting over his opponent. Hillary Clinton started a sentence, then had to stop. Started the same sentence. Got stopped. Again. Again.

Source: Clinton beats Trump | The Monthly

The Australian Government Respects Goebbels’ Propaganda Principles More Than International Law – New Matilda

Tony Abbott, Peter Dutton and Malcolm Turnbull may well make you feel ashamed to be Australian, but their use of propaganda would have made Joseph Goebbels proud. “The Fuehrer once more expressed his determination to clean up the Jews in Europe pitilessly. There must be no squeamish sentimentalism about it… We shall thereby render anMore

Source: The Australian Government Respects Goebbels’ Propaganda Principles More Than International Law – New Matilda

Day to Day Politics: Small matters of political truth. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tuesday 27 September 2016 1 A study by none other than the University of Melbourne has found that just one electorate in Australia is against gay marriage. The study shows that MPs are significantly behind public opinion on the subject. It’s just another example of a plebiscite to find out something that is already comprehensively…

Source: Day to Day Politics: Small matters of political truth. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Two million years of records show emissions could already warm world to dangerous levels – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

New projections suggest the world could warm 3-7 degrees C over coming centuries.

Source: Two million years of records show emissions could already warm world to dangerous levels – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Norwegian Paradox: Fighting climate change while selling the fuels that help cause it – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

In Australia the very phrase is political poison, but in Norway, even oil and gas companies support a carbon tax.

Source: The Norwegian Paradox: Fighting climate change while selling the fuels that help cause it – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia fails in attempt to block Timor-Leste maritime boundary case | World news | The Guardian

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Australia forced to take part in conciliation at the Hague over maritime border in relation to area that contains an estimated $40bn worth of oil and gas

Source: Australia fails in attempt to block Timor-Leste maritime boundary case | World news | The Guardian

IDF Censor redacts 1 in 5 articles it reviews for publication | +972 Magazine

The Israeli military censor has redacted, in full or in part, over 17,000 articles since 2011. While fewer articles have been censored in 2015 and 2016, the new IDF Censor is attempting to redact already-published information with alarming frequency. The Israeli Military Censor has outright banned the publication of 1,936 articles and redacted some information from 14,196 articles over the past five years. That is 1,936 articles that professional journalists and editors decided were of public interest but which never saw the light of day. In fact, the IDF Censor redacted at least some information from one in five articles submitted to it…

Source: IDF Censor redacts 1 in 5 articles it reviews for publication | +972 Magazine

The Counted: people killed by police in the United States – interactive | US news | The Guardian 793

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The Guardian has been counting the people killed by US law enforcement agencies since 2015. Read their stories and contribute to our ongoing, crowdsourced project

Source: The Counted: people killed by police in the United States – interactive | US news | The Guardian

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Baltimore man who called 911 for help dies after being punched by police | US news | The Guardian

According to an incident report, Tawon Boyd attempted to enter two police cars, ran to a neighbor’s house and shouted: ‘Help! Call the police’

Source: Baltimore man who called 911 for help dies after being punched by police | US news | The Guardian

For the first time, Saudi Arabia is being attacked by both Sunni and Shia leaders | The Independent

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The Saudis step deeper into trouble almost by the week. Swamped in their ridiculous war in Yemen, they are now reeling from an extraordinary statement issued by around two hundred Sunni Muslim clerics who effectively referred to the Wahhabi belief – practiced in Saudi Arabia – as “a dangerous deformation” of Sunni Islam.

Source: For the first time, Saudi Arabia is being attacked by both Sunni and Shia leaders | The Independent

Denmark’s High Court upholds people smuggling conviction for couple who gave Syrian refugees lift and biscuits | The Independent

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Denmark’s High Court has upheld a people smuggling conviction for a couple who illegally “assisted” family of Syrian refugees by giving them a lift and a cup of coffee.

Source: Denmark’s High Court upholds people smuggling conviction for couple who gave Syrian refugees lift and biscuits | The Independent

Politics As Satire: What Have Donald Trump, John Howard, Tony Abbott And Malcolm Turnbull Got In Common? – New Matilda

That question sounds like the start of a bad joke. And if you look too closely, you’ll realise your society might just be the punchline. Sean Hosking picks at the bones of neo-liberalism and fear-based politics. If you thought the Donald Trump presidential campaign couldn’t get any more bizarre, the documentary maker Michael Moore recentlyMore

Source: Politics As Satire: What Have Donald Trump, John Howard, Tony Abbott And Malcolm Turnbull Got In Common? – New Matilda