Sunday 19th of April 2015

John Richardson's blog

the war on everything .....

the war on everything ....

lest we forget ....

lest we forget .....

a legend in his own mind .....

a legend in his own mind ....

from the Monthly ….

Peter Costello’s claim to “legendary treasurer” status rests on three pillars.

shooting messengers .....

shooting messengers .....

A consumer advocate who was spied on by the Commonwealth Bank now faces a legal action that should send shivers down the spines of whistle-blowers around the country.

The bank is funding a defamation action filed against the advocate, Michael Fraser, by a senior executive at the bank.

making history .....

making history .....

It is one of history’s ironies that the Lincoln Memorial is a sacred space for the Civil Rights Movement and the site of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

the endless deafening silence .....

the endless deafening silence .....

from Crikey …..

How fares the War on Terror?

selling shit sandwiches .....

making shit sandwiches ....

There was a moment on Tuesday evening – hours before the first public hearing of the Senate inquiry into corporate tax evasion – when Treasurer Joe Hockey and his advisers should have sensed a firestorm approaching.

unified theory .....

unified theory .....

the tax game ....

the tax game .....

It's the same the whole world over, it's the same

The rich man gets the money

And the poor man gets the blame

trust who ....

trust who .....

The Israel Lobby and its associated neo-con war criminals will block if they can the
nuclear energy agreement, worked out by Putin, Iran, and Obama, which has the promise of bringing to an end the US orchestrated crisis over Iran’s development of nuclear energy.

from defender to abuser .....

from defender to abuser .....

from Civil Liberties Australia

Govt produces ‘worst legislation so far’ …

inside team awstrayla .....

inside team awstrayla .....

Pauline Hanson, the figure of popular racism from the 1990s, spoke at the Reclaim (White) Australia rally in Brisbane.  This is significant.

everything goes .....

everything goes .....

There is nothing, absolutely nothing right in the Middle East these days. There seems to be no hope left, and no fervor. All that was pure was dragged through filth. All that was great here was stolen or smashed by the outsiders. Enthusiasm had been ridiculed, then drowned, or burned to ashes, or shattered by tanks and missiles.

the real mickey .....

rge real mickey .....

Documents uncovered by Wikileaks reveal the TPP to be a serious threat to global democracy (Image via Wikileaks.org)

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