Saturday 25th of November 2017

Leg Cramps at Night?...

Americans are outraged by allegations that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an intelligence service to hack email accounts of the Democratic National Committee. How inexpressibly heinous that one country, Russia, would try to influence elections in another sovereign country, in this case the United States!  How unprecedented!  How diabolical! How uniquely Russian!

The story of Fancy Bear


The story reads like a spy novel in which none of the characters are clean, few are identified and the origins of the work is still either secret or attributed by default, without ANY proof, to Russia. By this I mean that from early on it seems that the US secret services (?) or someone in the US cyber industry “knew” that “Russia” had infiltrated the DNC in a major breach. So the question is why was not this fully disclosed before now? The main investigation was carried out by SecureWorks. What was the relationship between SecureWorks and the DNC? 

preaching to the unconverted...

in Trump we trust...

It hit me this week, around the time when Sarah Huckabee Sanders was blithely seconding Chief of Staff John Kelly’s Civil War revisionism, that I missed Sean Spicer.

australia's shame. lives held in limbo. lives lived in fear and despair. it's f---ing disgraceful...

russell vs hydra

Actor Russell Crowe has lashed out at Australia's handling of the escalating situation at the Manus Island detention centre, labelling it a "nation's shame" and offering to house and support refugees himself.

More than 600 men are refusing to leave the now-decommissioned centre in Papua New Guinea and relocate to alternative accommodation. They have expressed concerns for their safety, and asylum seeker advocates say the facilities are not ready.

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designed to woo the intelligent rational decision-makers, especially the "deplorables" with confused confusing messaging...

satan's dirty work.....

Examples of some of the roughly 3,000 Facebook ads bought by Russian operatives to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election have been released by the US House Intelligence Committee.

at the free(?) eclair bakery where the australian government makes major decision on energy supply...


On 25 October, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and I visited The Baker at Sutton to further understand the pressures facing small businesses and discuss electricity prices.

a confusing look at the idea of games from war-games to boys’ own...


Mathematics and chance have made some strange bedfellows, especially in the realm of games. For example anyone playing chess at the highest level would know that the white team, having the first move, should always win, unless a mistake is made and this advantage is lost. But there are games where chance is a greater factor in success or failure. You could be given a rotten hand at poker and win on bluff alone but this stretches the “Game Theory” beyond mathematical equations. Or does it? 

the book that "does not exist"...


Some readers were alarmed that the book was "redacted": indeed, names (only a few on a large set) were blackened, so as to make them illegible ...

This decision is fully agreed between the author and the publisher.

In fact, the author does not reside in France for the reasons that we know, the editions Demi-Lune could be considered legally responsible for his remarks, and would be exposed to expensive lawsuits, even to the removal of the book. Consequently, we decided by mutual agreement, not to withdraw the contentious paragraphs, but to hide some names.

The book is available in foreign language versions, and from the Voltaire Network website.


The author: Thierry MEYSSAN

cleaning dunny diplomacy between diplomats...



Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has said there is a "powerful argument" that US President Donald Trump's threat to scrap the Iran nuclear deal could imperil efforts to negotiate a peaceful outcome with North Korea.

In a significant sharpening of Australia's public rhetoric on the Obama-era Iran agreement, Ms Bishop said she had asked US officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, how they would counter the argument that North Korea could not trust the US if it walked away from previous international agreements.

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"senate intelligence committee zeroes in on trump tower meeting and first charges are approved": secret signpost...

secret signpost...

Washington: A federal grand jury has approved the first charges in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters.

The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge, but plans have been prepared for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday.

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I will believe it when I see it... It sounds a bit more lame than an AFP raid on GetUp! or a trumped up charge. Excuse the pun. But I really believe the cat (or the rat) did it. 

Advance Straya

Some days it's a house of cards
Some days truth it disregards
Most days people stare in wonderment
watching this shambles of a Government
waiting for the Queen to

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