Nothing annoys me more than people who have enjoyed the benefits of this great country seeking to deny them to others. Take Eric Abetz – please. Eric migrated from Germany with his parents and five siblings in the early 1960s. Despite his great uncle Otto having been a Nazi who was sentenced to 20 years…
Source: How long must we endure this pompous, self-righteous, entitled dinosaur? – » The Australian Independent Media Network
A Canadian soldier in Iraq has killed an Islamic State militant from more than three kilometres away.
Source: Canadian sniper shatters world record for the longest confirmed kill in history
We all know that nothing is perfect. Our modern society included. There are many things that are problematic and troubling, and even though we notice them, we are not too fast to work on fixing matters.
Source: What’s Wrong With Today’s Society Captured In 10+ Though-Provoking Illustrations By Al Margen | Bored Panda
The mutually beneficial relationship between President Donald Trump and Fox News has been readily apparent for a while, partly because of the network’s Trump mania during the campaign. But after nearly 150 days of Trump’s presidency, Fox — and in particular Trump’s favorite morning show, Fox & Friends — has essentially become a propaganda outlet for the president. In return, Trump has praised Fox and echoed claims made by the network, while also attacking Fox News’ competitors as “fake news.”
Source: How Trump uses Twitter to show his love for Fox News
Contract is the latest in a series of mixed messages from the US as it attempts to navigate the Gulf diplomatic crisis.
Source: US and Qatar seal $12bn deal for F-15 fighter jets | Qatar News | Al Jazeera
Ten Network Holdings isn’t dead yet, but it’s on life support with administrators appointed. Should an autopsy be conducted, Murdoch fingerprints and DNA will be found all over the body.
Source: Murdoch fingerprints all over Ten’s body
Trump’s use of Twitter is driving voters crazy, as his loyalists begin to rethink their support
Source: Trump is losing his most loyal supporters: poll – Salon.com
Lawyers for Pauline Hanson lodged the injunction after a damaging recording raised questions about One Nation’s conduct.
Source: Pauline Hanson’s One Nation seeks Supreme Court injunction to stop ABC airing material
As the Coalition took office, new PM Tony Abbott opened the door to the black economy with “Australia is open for business (nudge nudge, wink wink)” and a more productive economy is a less-regulated one” (if you get my drift) and “Australia is under new management” (say no more, say no more).
Source: Coalition corruption thrives under Turnbull: No shame whatsoever
One of Australia’s leading climate scientists calls for a major shake-up of management, and the return of a “science culture” at the CSIRO.
Source: CSIRO: Time for a ‘science culture’ again, says leading climatologist John Church – Science News – ABC News
While it remains to be seen if this does the trick in the electorate, the immediate threat now switches to the opposition within.
Source: Federal budget 2017: Malcolm Turnbull’s search for electoral sweet-spot a win for voters