The Australian Bureau of Statistics says it believes a series of hacking attacks which led to the census website being shut down last night were part of a deliberate attempt to sabotage the national survey.
(To the tune of the Bruno Mars Song)
Vested interests and the subversion of the public interest.
The Olympics are now the summit of political games, sponsorship favourism, secrecy and drugs, including those that WADA is not looking for. It is a compliment to the Australian team to manage to swim in these murky waters without spitting turds... except one winner taunted a Chinese as a former drug cheat. Not on mate. Sledging is a cricket sport appendage...
Now that I have your attention, let's talk turkey. This cartoon by Bill Leak showing P J O'Rourke loosing his trousers is of course based on a funny FAMOUS cartoon by Stan Cross. Stan Cross, an English/American/Australian artist would be horrified. But this is another story. Stan Cross was not a right wing ratbag like Bill Leak. Apart from cartooning, including the first Potts comic strip in 1920, Cross also wrote books on accountancy, economics and English grammar— and treatises on soil conservation. Gus modified the cartoon to suit...
Michael J. Morell was the acting director and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2010 to 2013.
He tells us:
Sponsorship in the USA has reached an unprecedented level. There are presently talks of naming entire schools after the sponsor of the canteen or the gymnasium, just to get more cash... This is designed to teach kids that everything is for sale, including their soul and integrity. Yoohoo...
I don't care if these idiots are racists, xenophobes, have a gun in their trousers or are nazis. But I really wish that these idiots stopped blaming the United Nation for wanting to create a "World Government" by inventing the concept of global warming.
published with Zanetti's permission.