Sunday 25th of October 2020

“histauree unt kultur — so eempurtunt.”

Try to say this with a mouth pouting like the arse-end of a chook laying an egg…

bad boys will be bad boys... amateurs versus professionals...


After many years at the head of the Anglican north shore school Shore, the principal is about to retire. Yet it seems that as good as the education has been, he was unable to stamp out the “bad boys” out the flock. 

seeing the future from the cross. amen..


Directed energy weapons are finally set to play a serious role on the battlefield.

more than potatoes, patatas and kartoffel...


From Mexico to France and Vietnam, many countries around the world have made a name for their unique cuisines, becoming globally renowned for their exquisite Michelin star restaurants or pop-up street food stands.

carbon copy, on the wrong side of history...


“On Thursday, March 26, Morrison summoned a handful of senior journalists, one from each mainstream outlet, to meet him in the cabinet room where he would speak frankly about the state of play. He would do this on a handful of occasions during the coming weeks. John Curtin, Labor prime minister from 1941 to 1945, did the same thing during World War II.”

So wrote Rob Harris, the National Affairs Correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on June 10.

the beginning of a new reality: teaching others the lessons we never learnt...

churchill  The US has made Russia an offer it hopes she won’t refuse: accept a new arms control deal including no limits on NATO weapons in Europe, or deal with a modernized American nuclear arsenal on its doorstep.

the end of reality?...

bill leak�s

We have got rid of the real world: what world is left?  The apparent world perhaps? … But no!  Along with the real world we’ve done away with the apparent world as well.


of science and pornography...


Asking questions is fraught with getting answers.

drawing blood...

kouachiPARIS — In the year after the United States’ invasion of Iraq, a 22-year-old pizza delivery man here couldn’t take it anymore. Sickened by images of American soldiers humiliating Muslims at the Abu Ghraib prison, he made plans to go fight United States forces. He studied a virtual AK-47 on a website. Then he took lessons from a man, using a hand-drawn picture of a gun.

It was an almost laughable attempt at jihad, and as the day of his departure approached, the delivery man, Chérif Kouachi, felt increasingly unsure of himself.

entertainment and propaganda...

Like dogs, we “need something to do”. Dogs will be trained to volunteer for sheep herding and cattle mustering. 

fear versus radio caroline...


There were times past when we thought that things were more simple and assured. They were not. The controversies were well-contained and hidden from view.



driven by growth rate and interest rate differentials. all others pay cash...


When the European Central Bank’s governing council met last week it was expected to do something, or at least say something, about the strengthening of the euro against the US dollar. It did nothing and said little.

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