Sunday 25th of October 2020

breaking a pool-stick over putin's head...

convention

I don’t care what people think, I love political conventions. In an age of deconstructive irony and post-political wonks who think they can graph their way to a better tomorrow, the DNC and RNC are some of our last remaining throwbacks to good, old-fashioned, American electoral camp.

destroying the planet, a bit less in these covid-affected times...

overshoot

OAKLAND, CA, USA — JUNE 5, 2020 — Earth Overshoot Day 2020 lands on August 22, more than three weeks later than in 2019, according to Global Footprint Network.


The date reflects the 9.3% reduction of humanity’s Ecological Footprint from January 1st to Earth Overshoot Day compared to the same period last year, which is a direct consequence of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns around the world. Decreases in wood harvest and CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion are the major drivers behind the historic shift in the long-term growth of humanity’s Ecological Footprint.


brilliantly standing by ignorance...

standing by

When the minister responsible for an aged care system in crisis fronted a parliamentary inquiry, he was asked a simple and predictable question: how many residents had so far died of coronavirus?

making the US better again and again...

gruwn...

Four years after 50 of the nation’s most senior Republican national security officials warned that Donald J. Trump “would be the most reckless president in American history,” they are back with a new letter, declaring his presidency worse than they had imagined and urging voters to support former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.


The new letter, released just hours before Mr. Biden formally accepts the nomination, lays out a 10-point indictment of Mr. Trump’s actions, accusing him of undermining the rule of law, aligning himself with dictators and engaging “in corrupt behavior that renders him unfit to serve as president.”


censorship at Amazon...

not allowed...

Amazon has removed a clothing line emblazoned with an offensive slogan referring to Kamala Harris from its website after complaints from Twitter users who branded it “unacceptable”.

iraq, venezuela, libya, syria, iran, panama, and about 137 invasions later...

advice

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that if China wants to rise, it should do so based on a Western set of rules.

the democratic thinking of the future from the past...

the thinker!   This cover by The American Conservative magazine is funny...

when we're dead, we don't know we ever existed...

heavenly village

Paul Bongiorno: Older Australians have every right to be very afraid...

cartoon controversy...

pick of the day...

 

Is Kamala Harris a Hawk?

Biden’s veep pick has at times embraced militarism and even attacked Trump from the right.

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