Sunday 24th of January 2021

restrictions on enjoying the 2020/21 sydney fireworks?


Sydney Fireworks… Fireworks are an art form bordering on the art of warfare. Peacefully blowing up phosphorus and other chemicals. Fireworks tell us we are ephemeral. Transient. We’re there, shimmering beautiful lights in the night sky and soon we become cinders. Some people think we should give them up, forever.


There is no justification for having New Year’s Eve fireworks, none. Not this year, not any year.

a travesty of justice...


UN rapporteur on Assange: 'The US is trying to criminalize investigative journalism'

A London court will decide on January 4 on the US extradition request for Julian Assange. For Nils Melzer, UN special rapporteur on torture, it's a political process and a travesty of justice.

DW: After four weeks of hearing evidence in the extradition trial against Julian Assange, Judge Vanessa Baraitser is going to deliver her verdict on January 4. You have followed the case of Julian Assange closely. What's your take on the proceedings?

a myth of US democratic morality...

Our aggressive and violent ally. An updated repost. Part 2 of 2

the year 2020 in review, preparing for 2020.1...


Wishing our troops a safe return to our shores...

fires and floods...


Climate change: Extreme weather causes huge losses in 2020


a law unto themselves: too much small print...


WASHINGTON — Congress on Monday night overwhelmingly approved a $900 billion stimulus package that would send billions of dollars to American households and businesses grappling with the economic and health toll of the pandemic.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said hundreds of dollars in direct payments could begin reaching individual Americans as early as next week.

the year in review: in the rubbish bin of the murdoch media...


This cartoon (24-25 October 2020) by Johannes Leak, Bill's son, has been modified by Gus to remove the exclusive intents of the Murdoch media that show Scott Morrison as an exemplary god-fearing Christian who never tells a porkie and acts like the principal of a college for future advertising delinquents. 


The original is quite lame and demand a bit of oldy-worldy sniggering:




waking up without guilt in the virtuous middle of a woke festival...

This year has been a bad one for most of us, but woke virtue signalers of every stripe have been having the best of times. To honor them, RT presents The Wokies award chart – and first on stage is the entertainment industry.




The news in brief:


MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) withdrew from the Russian Intellectual Property Court (IPC) a statement challenging the registration of Lady Crimea trademark in the name of the Russian Crimean Fruit Company.

morrison's (1862-1920) genius...

We need the diplomatic skills of a ‘Chinese Morrison’


a fable by la fontaine versus nature...

the ants and the cicada

Once, when winter came, a cicada that was starving came to the door of an anthill asking for food. At his request the ants responded, asking the following question:

word of the year: a toss between fucked and shit...


This is the cartoon of the year as voted by Gus Leonisky. Congratulation to Mark David!...

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