Thursday 5th of May 2016

the panama papers explained by uncle rupe in a toon and surveyed by offguardian...

panama papers

The Panama Papers broke, yesterday. Dozens of MSM outlets joined together in echoing this startling piece of investigative journalism: Rich people avoid paying their taxes. I know, I was shocked too.

greece's bleak future...

greece's bleak future...

Endgame for the IMF-EU Feud over Greece's Debt


Greece hasn't been saved just yet - and the conflict between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Europe is sharpening. Greece's former Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis expects a showdown between IMF and Germany.


vale bob...

 

bob, we will miss you... bob, we will miss you...

Legendary Australian writer, journalist, playwright and auteur Bob Ellis died today, 3 April 2016.

the joke seems to always work...

a hand squeeze...

You know the joke: your point the finger at someone's shirt and you say "Oh" as if there was something your interlocutor had to look down at and then you raise your finger and hit his/her nose? Got ya...

Meanwhile Moscow has to deal with US aggression and ingratitude... 

 

loony park...

loony park

Loony Park... Picture by Gus at Luna Park, Sydney, modified by Gus

The prime minister says defeat of his income tax plan is a wake-up call for state premiers to start living within their means.

COAG-ulation...

 

mr magic and dracula...

Senior ministers have thrown their support behind Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, after his contentious plan for income tax was rejected at yesterday's Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in Canberra.

the language of politicians …

the language of politicians …

Electing a psychopath to public office is tantamount to national hara-kiri, the ritualized act of self-annihilation, self-destruction and suicide. It signals the demise of democratic government and lays the groundwork for a totalitarian regime that is legalistic, militaristic, inflexible, intolerant and inhuman. So why do we keep doing it over and over again?

mr burns power plant in japan...

fukushima

In this issue of Science magazine, 4 march, 2016, the story of Fukushima is not too good. The power plant now is surrounded by ten metres tall tanks that hold 750,000 tonnes of radioactive water. There are diagrams of the tools that are the only thingsters that can go into the "hot zone" which is too radioactive for people to work in, even with safety gear on. The Japanese are clever with their robots. There are four main types designed to perform different tasks.

Meanwhile there is jump in thyroid problems:

 

signature of a madman: more nuclear weapons on the planet...

 

madman

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's nuclear policy is "catastrophic", the White House says, as world powers meet to debate the future of nuclear weapons.

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