Tuesday 17th of July 2018

the charm offensive...

charm

Holy mackerels!

clever biting dog gets reprieve...

peace

This article from 1958... 60 years later and the only thing that has improved is the size of the weapons...

The article on the play "for children" is quite funny, especially when they mention the "Pirates of Mosman Bay"... See http://www.yourdemocracy.net.au/drupal/node/24007 to get the full picture... As well as "incentives" to bribe the kids... Lovely. The more unruly they are, the more "incentives" they get... That's the way the world works...

expert analysis...

doctored

When Dr. Harold Bornstein described in hyperbolic prose then-candidate Donald Trump's health in 2015, the language he used was eerily similar to the style preferred by his patient.

preparing the ground for negotiations...

deal

Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia to make sure they dance to the same tune as the USA and stop the fight with Qatar. This skirmish between the Saudis and Qatar is a fly in the ointment as the USA has its biggest military base there. It is a hindrance to the US next move: destroy the deal made with Iran. This is why the 5th and 6th Fleet are in the vicinity of the Middle East. Forget Syria: too many bloody Ruskies there... But hitting Iran? That's on the cards...

cementing hillary in history...

cement

The French judicial investigation into the relationship between the French group Lafarge and jihadist groups committed to destabilizing the Syrian government, has just shed light on the close ties between this transnational and the French Secret Services.

ditto...

laurels and hardy

Trump reiterated his stance that Tehran should not be able obtain a nuclear weapon, but refused to discuss any military options to that end. 

the world, according to the US navy...

world map

Approximately 1,100 Marines and Sailors spent four days enjoying Italian culture, touring local sites and enjoying time off the ship as part of a regularly scheduled deployment that began Feb. 7, 2018.

sanity prevails...

NK deal

It was reported in mid-April that Pompeo had flown to North Korea and met with Kim Jong Un earlier in the year.

sport news... the grass is greener on the other side of the fence...

stadiumm

Just a few weeks into the AFL season, a cloud has been cast over the reputation of the newly unwrapped Perth Stadium thanks to public criticism of one of its key aspects — the turf.

downgrading compassion...

compassion

Putting a family member at the heart of your pitch for a new tax is a high-wire political strategy.

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