Category: Informed Opinion

John Barilaro and Detective Sergeant Matthew McQueen firm as most likely suspects who tried to murder YouTuber FriendlyjordiesKangaroo Court of Australia

An arsonist set fire to YouTuber Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies) house on Tuesday night (22/11/22) which his lawyer has described as attempted murder. I published the below video on Wednesday (23/11/22) outlining 3 key suspects as being the former NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, NSW Police officer Detective Sergeant Matthew McQueen and Sydney’s Alameddine crime family.

Source: John Barilaro and Detective Sergeant Matthew McQueen firm as most likely suspects who tried to murder YouTuber FriendlyjordiesKangaroo Court of Australia

Opinion | Billionaires Like Elon Musk Are the Most Dangerous People on Planet Earth | Linda McQuaig

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Watching Elon Musk reveal himself in recent weeks to be the world’s richest buffoon has certainly been entertaining. However, it could lead to the conclusion that billionaires are silly but harmless—which is far from the truth.

Source: Opinion | Billionaires Like Elon Musk Are the Most Dangerous People on Planet Earth | Linda McQuaig

No such thing as an objective journalist: Notes from the edge of the narrative matrix – Pearls and Irritations

Secretary Antony Blinken

Technology today is even designed in such a way as to have us believe we are less as a species than we in fact are. The algorithms on social media platforms are designed to divide and have us fight each other rather than raise our awareness of humanity. When Jews join Christians to become Nazis betterment of the human condition isn’t their goal. That’s what Israeli has done.  We aren’t individuals we are a species, humans are more alike than they are different. However, doubt and lack of trust have increased and we are the creators of that blunder and not “nature”.

If you find yourself rushing to defend the foreign policy of the most militarily, economically and culturally dominant nation on earth, ask yourself why that is. Ask whom that impulse benefits. Ask how that impulse came upon you. Ask if it could have been put there by propaganda.

It is false to claim that capitalism, competition and greed are “human nature”. I cite as my source for this claim the fact that I am human. The truth is that those who claim capitalism, competition and greed are “human nature” are not actually telling you anything about human nature.

They are telling you about their own nature. And it isn’t even really accurate to call it their “nature”; it’s just their conditioning. And we can all change our conditioning. The only people who deny this are those who haven’t sincerely tried to yet.

Source: No such thing as an objective journalist: Notes from the edge of the narrative matrix – Pearls and Irritations

Conspiracy: the disease that threatens our survival – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Protesters battling with police with Red Ensign flag against Melbourne's lockdowns

Murdoch led us to conspiracies which led us to even the more extreme QAnon mindset along with both militant, religious, and Far-Right groups in the USA and here. Australia’s own homegrown Christian-right dream of a theocratic-led state like ISIS and are calling for one openly.

Andrew Bolt declared, after the bombings in Barcelona, that the Australian Christian youths should have the same commitment as those bombers had in Spain. To the death, he wrote with the blessing of Murdoch’s media. Mind you he doesn’t have the same commitment himself but insists and drives others to have it. He went into immediate hiding for 4 days after the Christchurch massacre and then outpoured own denial to any violence. What did he mean when he said Australian Christian youth were gutless and needed to fight back? He certainly said it, wrote it, and they read it. The Australian militant mass murderer in Christchurch hero-worshipped and listened to a series of far-right guests giving voice to aggression on  Andrew Bolt’s show. The Murdochs didn’t even profit from it yet they promoted it. The fact that Bolt admired the commitment to the death, of the Barcelona bombers says it all. He was a media crusader and recruiter for the radical right and as Judge Mordecai Bromberg declared a lazy and no-talented hack who had no regard for facts.

The same forces are in play in Australia: desperate people, stoked with existential dread at the crimes of the Elites, exacerbate each other’s sense of victimhood. They falsely claim the pandemic was manmade, and vaccines intended to control them or kill them slowly. They celebrate their pure blood and sperm. They wondered if they felt sick after gathering unvaccinated because the government had sprayed them with toxins. (Because conspiracies are unfalsifiable, every consequence of stupidity becomes fodder for paranoia.)

Source: Conspiracy: the disease that threatens our survival – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Could Russia collapse?

So is it speculative to talk about a future Russian collapse? Yes. Is there evidence it is imminent? No. But in many ways that’s the problem: when authoritarian regimes implode, they tend to do so very quickly, and with little warning.

Hence in the Russian case, it’s important to consider all possible eventualities, even if they might appear implausible at the moment.

And, if nothing else, it’s always better to be pleasantly surprised than blindsided by events we inconveniently decided not to foresee.

Source: Could Russia collapse?

Should the West negotiate with Russia? The pros and cons of high-level talks

Labor really, really needs to break some different promises | The Shot

The narrative needs to be that Australia is now aiming so much higher than the previous government ever imagined, that being locked into their mediocre, just-enough, low-tax policies is neither virtuous nor honourable, and in fact, a betrayal of the next generation.

And he needs to do it sooner rather than later, because an ineffective damp lettuce leaf is not going to be the Opposition Leader forever.

Source: Labor really, really needs to break some different promises | The Shot

Alan Kohler: A responsible budget, with no repair and no relief

The last time a new government brought down its first budget, in 2014, it was a disaster for all concerned.

Spending was cut by $14.2 billion over four years and receipts were increased by $3.2 billion – an extraction of $17.4 billion out of the economy – and the Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey were extracted within 18 months.

Source: Alan Kohler: A responsible budget, with no repair and no relief

Chris Hedges: Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – scheerpost.com

 Chris Hedges: Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

The longer the proxy war in Ukraine continues, the closer we come to a direct confrontation with Russia. Once that happens, the Dr. Strangeloves running the show will reach for the nukes.

Source: Chris Hedges: Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – scheerpost.com

‘I’m deadly serious’: why film-maker Michael Moore is confident of a Democratic midterm win | US midterm elections 2022 | The Guardian

Close-up shot of filmmaker Michael Moore

 

Edward Helmore Sun 23 Oct 2022 18.00 AEDT Last modified on Mon 24 Oct 2022 07.17 AEDT For the past month, Academy Award-winning documentary maker Michael Moore has been emailing out a daily missive “Mike’s Midterm Tsunami of Truth” on why he believes Democrats will win big in America’s midterm elections next month.

Source: ‘I’m deadly serious’: why film-maker Michael Moore is confident of a Democratic midterm win | US midterm elections 2022 | The Guardian

Prescription CheckTheFactsicillin: $8bn Medicare fraud exhibits symptoms of Hyperbolizosis – Michael West

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Editors at Nine Entertainment and the ABC have been diagnosed with Acute Journo’s Ear Syndrome and possible Craniorectal Inversion following reports of an $8 billion Medicare fraud. Callum Foote reports.

Source: Prescription CheckTheFactsicillin: $8bn Medicare fraud exhibits symptoms of Hyperbolizosis – Michael West

Fibs and Fantasy: Scott Morrison joins the Global Lecture Circuit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Morrison biography for this speakers’ group is a tell-tale reminder that the over-remunerated lecture circuit is filled with opportunistic frauds and fantasists keen on fees rather than facts. Hopefully the good burghers of Cook will wake up to that fact soon.

Source: Fibs and Fantasy: Scott Morrison joins the Global Lecture Circuit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Human Race: Waving, Ever More Frantically | The Smirking Chimp

Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.
Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he’s dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
They said.
Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.

Source: The Human Race: Waving, Ever More Frantically | The Smirking Chimp

Andrew Thorburn, Matthew Guy and the politics of prosperity and hate

Andrew Thorburn’s exit as CEO of Essendon Football Club has nothing to do with religious discrimination and everything to do with out-of-step bigotry, writes managing editor Michelle Pini.

Source: Andrew Thorburn, Matthew Guy and the politics of prosperity and hate

The election of Italy’s fascist-adjacent Giorgia Meloni is a public reminder that women can be just as awful as men | Van Badham | The Guardian

Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni flashes the victory sign at her far-right party's electoral headquarters in Rome on Monday.

I wouldn’t vote for her if I were on fire, but I’m in nauseated awe of what it must take for a woman to succeed among hard-right conservatives

Source: The election of Italy’s fascist-adjacent Giorgia Meloni is a public reminder that women can be just as awful as men | Van Badham | The Guardian

Queen’s death stirs media frenzy, prompts questions for Australia’s future

Dr Lee Duffield looks at the media circus surrounding the royal death and succession in England, and asks what it might mean for freedom and good government.

Source: Queen’s death stirs media frenzy, prompts questions for Australia’s future

Trump plays the martyr — fools following him actually die

Morrison plays Morrison it’s worse as he maintains his election by god justifies it.

The framing of Donald Trump’s far-Right ideology as legitimate has led to tragic stupidity like Ricky Shiffer’s ill-fated attack on the FBI. Yet people continue falling for “Don the Con”, writes Dr Alex Vickery-Howe.

Trump plays the martyr — fools following him actually die

Alan Kohler: Business is on a hiding to nothing at the Jobs Summit

It’s time for the pendulum to swing

Australia’s businesses will show up at this week’s Jobs and Skills Summit with one thing in mind – give us more workers.

Unions will be there with a different thing in mind – give us more money.

Both will probably end up disappointed, but business is on a hiding to nothing.

Alan Kohler: Business is on a hiding to nothing at the Jobs Summit

Alan Kohler: Business is on a hiding to nothing at the Jobs Summit

Lachlan Murdoch, who is the world’s best-known online stalker of women and children, sues news publisher Crikey for defamationKangaroo Court of Australia

I doubt Lachlan Murdoch was going to sue Crikey, but I suspect the gamechanger was a full-page ad that Crikey ran in The New York Times calling on Lachlan to back up his threats to sue by filing and serving his defamation claim.CNN reported:

Lachlan Murdoch, who is the world’s best-known online stalker of women and children, sues news publisher Crikey for defamationKangaroo Court of Australia

Prima facie case Scott Morrison committed fraud, while impersonating 5 other ministers, is growing by the dayKangaroo Court of Australia

There are two key points from the press conference which I published in a video as per below.

Prima facie case Scott Morrison committed fraud, while impersonating 5 other ministers, is growing by the dayKangaroo Court of Australia

Donald Trump’s evolving tales, alibies, attacks and blame detail his panic over FBI’s documents search – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Former President Donald Trump possessed a lot of concerning government information in his home that he shouldn’t have had. What has become obvious over the weekend is that Trump’s behavior appears defensive enough to indicate he understands what he did was serious.

Trump appears so panicked he is pointing to his own family members, changing his stories, and trotting out allies on cable news and trying to change the story.

Donald Trump’s evolving tales, alibies, attacks and blame detail his panic over FBI’s documents search – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

The Global Ruling Class Is Frog-Marching Us Towards Extinction | The Smirking Chimp

The greatest existential crisis of our time is to at once be willing to accept the bleakness before us and resist. The global ruling class has forfeited its legitimacy and credibility. It must be replaced. This will require sustained mass civil disobedience, such as those mounted by Extinction Rebellion, to drive the global rulers from power. Once the rulers see us as a real threat they will become vicious, even barbaric, in their efforts to cling to their positions of privilege and power. We may not succeed in halting the death march, but let those who come after us, especially our children, say we tried.

The Global Ruling Class Is Frog-Marching Us Towards Extinction | The Smirking Chimp

Morrison Courts Pentecostal world domination

“He said it, We read it, But didn’t believe it. Until we read it in Rolling Stone”

Is a song that might well be applied to the attempted Pentecostalist takeover of the Australian Government. A takeover that’s been stopped in its tracks for the moment but is not yet guaranteed ended. For them, the separation of powers between religion and the state is an anathema born out of multiculturalism and its attended beliefs that need to be stopped. Conversion and forced assimilation their desired path. Morrison’s second coming of Australia. Even Peter Dutton has taken it on as a core of the LNP’s opposition and strategy to divide the Left. Meanwhile, Scott Morrison is ready to reveal his true affiliation with OAN and its Pizzagate imaginings and origins.

Scott Morrison is continuing the Pentecostal agenda in Opposition, undermining the system of government he is still paid to uphold. Managing editor Michelle Pini takes a look at the former PM’s aggressively expanding cult.

Source: Morrison Courts Pentecostal world domination

Privatise the profits – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Socialising the losses and the profits

Private ownership of essential services has been proven to be worse than public ownership, as the owners’ real customers are their shareholders – not our society. The costs for the ultimate customer haven’t gone down, the service hasn’t improved and the management of the private companies are required by law to maximise the shareholder’s profit. And as we’ve recently seen with power generators, we subsidise the private owners of essential assets if economic conditions change! If we privatise the profits, why do we accept socialisation of the losses?

Source: Privatise the profits – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Independents spit the dummy over Albanese’s staff cuts proposal

Independents spit the dummy over Albanese’s staff cuts proposal

Independents spit the dummy over Albanese’s staff cuts proposal

Yet again we, the hapless electorate, find ourselves an unwilling and exasperated audience for the performance of melodramatic spats that could and should be resolved by negotiation between the parties involved. The bad faith of the Independents who took this to media as their first, rather than their last resort, cannot be overlooked.

Their threat to block legislation over this matter is unconscionable. MPs and senators would do well to recognise that the electorate has in the main lost patience with belligerence and histrionics of the kind that has wrought so much havoc on our country for the last nine years.

If you’re going to throw all your toys out of the cot at the first obstacle you encounter, maybe you’re in the wrong job and maybe in three years’ time, we’ll sack you like we sacked your predecessors.

The transphobia “moral” panic – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When decent Australians allow themselves to be carried along by the wave of this moral panic, they are not defending women. What they are doing is becoming caught up on the rational-sounding fringes of a hysteria that will lead to violence.

The transphobia “moral” panic – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Governments are the cause of many of our problems – they could also easily solve them – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison and Frydenberg celebrated “low unemployment” as a sign of their ” management skills” when it’s really proved to be their “failure”. Qualified workers are simply not available why? They cut the funding to Tech colleges and closed the doors to immigration and now have a backlogged waiting list of visa applications. As a result businesses can’t find the right people needed for the jobs. They can’t even get unskilled workers. What’s more Peter Dutton the worst ever Health Minister was then the Immigration Minister leaving the department struggling with the visa applications. Dutton has now claimed the crown of the worst Immigration Minister ever. These LNP assholes saw us slide down the ladder when compared to other nations and they have been consistently doing it for the past decade. Morrison doing nothing but scaming us in front of the lights cameras and in different costmes telling us we are the best.

When governments have access to the best experts, the latest evidence and analysis and the benefits of a fiat currency, and yet these problems persist, it’s hard not to think that politicians think more about themselves than they do about making decisions in the best interests of the country.

Governments are the cause of many of our problems – they could also easily solve them – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Liberal Party troll and propagandist Avi Yemini sues Labor Party troll @PRGuy17 for defamation – Kangaroo Court of Australia

Avi Yemini and Craig Kelly

Whatever Avi Yemini does almost always seems to benefit the Liberal Party so the people who are demanding to know who @PRGuy17 is and who funds him/her should also be asking the same questions of Avi Yemini as he is a Liberal Party troll as much, if not more, as @PRGuy17 is a Labor Party troll. Has Avi Yemini received any money from the Liberal Party or its supporters and has Avi Yemini received any money from Clive Palmer for the free advertising he gave Palmer’s UAP during the 2022 election?

Source: Liberal Party troll and propagandist Avi Yemini sues Labor Party troll @PRGuy17 for defamation – Kangaroo Court of Australia

Zoe Daniel: How to fix the energy crisis the Coalition’s gave us

Zoe Daniel

Fires. Floods. Pandemic. War. And now an energy crisis. These are wearing times for households and businesses – but there is a solution

Electricity poses a particular problem because businesses and households do not know what they are going to be charged until after they have used it.

So, what can we do?

 

Source: Zoe Daniel: How to fix the energy crisis the Coalition’s gave us

Why the Oath Keepers looks an Awful lot like al-Qaeda and Trump is its Usama Bin Laden

January 6 and its aftermath clearly could have been far more bloody if the Capitol police and then the Secret Service had not done such a good job of protecting elected officials from these heavily armed and militarily trained wack jobs. It should be remembered how the odious Trump cultivated these right-wing militias, and told a similar group to “stand back and stand by” during his debate with Joe Biden. They stood by all right.

Source: Why the Oath Keepers looks an Awful lot like al-Qaeda and Trump is its Usama Bin Laden

Opinion | When the US Is Truly Run by These Fascists It Will Be Too Late | Thom Hartmann

Reasons not to be American Australia.

We can’t pretend we don’t know what’s happening and where it will lead if it’s not stopped—the question is what we will do about it.

Source: Opinion | When the US Is Truly Run by These Fascists It Will Be Too Late | Thom Hartmann

Capitalism Creates Chaos. The Carceral System Is a Bad Attempt to Contain It.

Capitalism creates social disorder and relies on police and prisons to manage it. Until liberals recognize this link between criminal justice and the economy, their reform programs will be ineffectual — and racist policing and mass incarceration will persist.

Source: Capitalism Creates Chaos. The Carceral System Is a Bad Attempt to Contain It.