Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Gus Leonisky's blog

taking a selfie with a celeb, in times of social distancing...


One never knows what celebs you're going to meet at the supermarket these days.

llamas to the rescue

llamas A study published last week in the journal Cell

times are a-changing...

changing times

Patti Mulhearn Lydon, 68, doesn’t have rose-colored memories of attending Woodstock in August 1969. The rock festival, which took place over four days in Bethel, NY, mostly reminds her of being covered in mud and daydreaming about a hot shower.

at the covids...


'Disaster Capitalism at Its Worst': Report Details Big Oil's Efforts to Cash In on Coronavirus

"Polluters fought hard for kickbacks in the first coronavirus stimulus package and they are undoubtedly up to it again."

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Recent lobby filings from major oil and gas paint a picture of "disaster capitalism at its worst."

So declares a report (pdf) released Tuesday by Friends of the Earth (FOE) showing how Big Oil is working to make sure the legislative response to the coronavirus crisis is beneficial to the industry.

the economy is going to improve...

the economy

Coronavirus Australia live news: ABS unemployment figures set to be released as research finds job market may be about to turn corner

Research from employment website Seek has found WA and SA look to have experienced the smallest falls in job vacancies, while NSW and Victorian job seekers appear to be the worst-hit in the pandemic, but the availability of work may have started to turn the corner.

having a beef with the chinese...


A Queensland beef company, which has been exporting beef to Wuhan in China for more than a year, says it is baffled by the sudden ban preventing it from processing beef for its Chinese customer.


landing spots becoming rarer for birds of a feather...


World Migratory Bird Day: Flying for survival

Migrating birds fly thousands of kilometers between their breeding and wintering grounds each year. And while millions pull off this spectacular feat, human activities are making their epic journeys more dangerous.

Flying on empty

a surplus so near, yet so far...


Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told 7:30 the Treasurer sounded "perfectly fine" when he spoke to him on Tuesday evening and that he had not been in contact with him.

after the pandemic...


The federal government was criticised for not lifting Newstart before the economy-wrecking coronavirus, but it is now facing outrage for planning to revert to the basic payment after the pandemic passes.

the plots against democracy...


The Plot Against America is a novel by Philip Roth published in 2004. It is an alternative history in which Franklin D. Roosevelt is defeated in the presidential election of 1940 by Charles Lindbergh. The novel follows the fortunes of the Roth family during the Lindbergh presidency, as antisemitism becomes more accepted in American life and Jewish-American families like the Roths are persecuted on various levels.


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