Monday 8th of February 2016

John Richardson's blog

just a wrinkle in the rug ...

just a wrinkle in the rug ...

banksters ...

banksters ...

The 2008 financial crises and meltdown occurred because large banks were speculating in fraudulent risky loans that failed. When the meltdown occurred, banks turned to the federal government, who immediately bought into the idea that banks were too large to fail, and taxpayers subsidized banks to the tune of trillions of dollars. No one really knows how much the bailout cost, but here is partial list of banks you generously helped out:

Citigroup - $2.513 trillion

turd-blossom redux ...

turd-blossom redux ...

the case for a real watch-dog ...

the case for a real watch-dog ...

from Crikey…

One of the most startling cases of a government using the fig leaf of “national security” to protect its own interests is happening right before our eyes - and it should have Australians up in arms.

fashioning democracy with fascism ...

fashioning democracy with fascism ...

magic pudding ...

magic pudding ...

wisdom of the ages ...

wisdom of the ages ...

the tin man ...

the tin man ...

Politicians say a lot of things in public, and so it’s only natural that occasionally they will use words incorrectly. Lampooning sometimes follows, and in most cases the mistakes should be quickly forgotten and forgiven. (The exception being gaffes, where an inadvertent truth is revealed, but we can talk about that another time – I’m sure it won’t be long until we have an excuse.)

the abominable "NO" man ....

the abominable "NO" man ...

It's all starting to fray badly around the edges for Malcolm Turnbull, writes Bob Ellis.

the australian dream ...

the australian dream ...

 

Is Australia really a multicultural safe haven of equal opportunity? Or is racism more prevalent than ever before?

jerry & the pacemaker ....

jerry & the pacemaker ....

fakin' it ...

fakin' it ...

Just hours after the UK Parliament’s vote to bomb Syria on December 2, four British jets were scrambling from their base in Cyprus, on their way to strike oilfields held by ISIS.

rooted ...

rooted ...

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