Saturday 30th of May 2015

Gus Leonisky's blog

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in the S bend...

in the S-bend


wedding belles...

wedding belles

and in the penalty area, fifa shoots crookedly.. the ball kicks back ! the sponsors don't like it! what a fantastic own goal !

uproar

Uefa reacted to the latest events by saying they were "a disaster for Fifa and tarnish the image of football as a whole".

It said corruption was deeply rooted in Fifa's culture.

The European body said Friday's congress risked becoming a "farce" and that the vote should be postponed.

when the music stops... and christmas is banned.

music not guns...

One can read, behind a Washington Post pay wall, an article published on the 26th of May 2015 by Kathleen Parker about William Kristol's self-loathing attack on baby boomers. 

an amateur comedy night from a sighing non-economist sausage-maker with a sorry finger in the pie...

sausage-maker Joe...

One couldn't help but admire an unusual gambit by the man in charge of the nation's economy, when asked about conflicting messages on super and pensions: "I'm not a financial advisor". It was a confession that rather invited its own punchlines so we won't bother listing them all here, but perhaps more surprising was the repeated utterance of the most scarce word in the political dictionary: "Sorry."

 

city birds...

black cockatoos..

It would be good, one day, to have radio announcers not to say "We all do this" or "We don't listen". This gets my feathers bristling. Sure some "people may not do this" and some "people may do this" or are stupid. But the generalisation tends to tell us we're all morons and we'd better listen. 

 

And one who sometimes does this annoying generalisation caper is a certain Natasha Mitchell on Life Matters, ABC Radio national. 

in the series of president hopefuls: jeb bush caveman diet makes him loose political weight...

drastic jeb diet makes him loose political weight...

... friends confirm the likely GOP presidential candidate has lost 30 pounds since December, reports Michael Barbaro in The New York Times.

a CIA conspiracy, a presidential hopeful bigot and an arkeologist impersonating indiana jones... The future is in good hands...

huckabee and the ark

Last year, Moskoff, who describes himself as a "Jewish Indiana Jones," published a nonfiction book, also called The A.R.K. Report, chronicling his search for this legendary artifact, and he got a boost from a higher power of a different sort—former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is now a Republican presidential candidate.

when the loonies run the place...

 

loonies

Mental health experts and legal aid groups are alarmed by a proposal to strip welfare payments for psychiatric patients accused of serious crimes.

turdy keeps whistling to a dog of a budget while the sheep are to be fleeced, calmly, from the previous budget leftover...

tranquil fleecing

With Labor and the Greens opposed to the changes, the government will need to secure crossbench support to get them through the upper house.

On Monday Ms Ley distanced herself from the proposal to increase PBS patient contributions, describing it as "a separate measure I inherited from the last budget", and stressing the $1 discount and other measures to make medicines cheaper would not be contingent upon the proposal.

She said her focus was on delivering a new package of measures which would "balance the need for consumers to have affordable access to medicines now with the need to fund new drugs in the future".

an announcement of something about oily concerns...

warming of the oceans

Europe's largest oil companies are banding together to forge a joint strategy on climate change policy, alarmed they'll be ignored as the world works toward a historic deal limiting greenhouse gases.

Royal Dutch Shell, Total, BP, Statoil and Eni are among oil companies that plan to start a new industry body, or think tank, to develop common positions on the issues, according to people with knowledge of the matter. So far the largest US companies -- Exxon Mobil and Chevron -- have decided not to participate, the people said, asking not be named before a public announcement expected as early as next month.

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