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By suing Wikileaks. the DNC has shown how desperate they are to blame everyone but themselves

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  9 Comments

Opponents of Trump like to point to the Russian interference in the election to explain Trump winning, but I think blaming Russia for ‘hacking’ the US Election is deeply counter productive.

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Russia: An Alternative View

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  108 Comments

BEFORE CRITICISING THOSE who continue to treat Russia as an “evil empire”, I should first explain why I don’t. It’s not only because I know that without the extraordinary sacrifices of the Russian people during the Second World War (twenty million dead!) the United States and British Empire losses would have been much, much higher.

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The obscenity of the March For Our Lives

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  9 Comments

That naked and crucified truth, that these children are begging for safety while they learn, is too enormous and too profane to ignore and  any attempt to distract the focus from those children pleading to be safe in their schools is beneath our collective dignity and intelligence. 

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Teaching Their Parents Well

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  20 Comments

Forty years of right-wing counter-revolution has left its mark on the Baby-Boomers. For too many of them it proved a lot easier (and much more profitable) to give up the fight for a kinder, gentler America. For those “of tender years”, the trick will be to convince their parents and grandparents that the March For Our Lives is a march for their lives too.

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Trump’s tariffs, trade war with China, Evangelist voters & Porn Stars and his enormous North Korean gamble

By   /  March 20, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  7 Comments

…the latest sackings at the Trump White House & Casino this week show Trump is now so comfortable in his ignorance that he will  throw any semblance of caution to the wind and surround himself with people who flatter his ego rather than serve the Office.

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GUEST BLOG: Maire Leadbeater – 60 Years of diplomatic relations with Indonesia: black marks on the record card

By   /  February 27, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  2 Comments

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a snazzy theme to promote the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Indonesia: ‘60 years as friends for good’.

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On Trudeau’s Indian Posturing

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  8 Comments

A brief word on this whole Trudeau thing. The recent one, I mean…

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Dow Jones crashes 1175 points

By   /  February 6, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  22 Comments

The grim reality that the wealth creation built since the GFC in 2007/2008 is an illusion that can only survive on record low interest rates and insane Quantitate Easing is starting to sink in with the Dow Jones following up the 666 point loss on Friday with a horror 1175 point plunge today.

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Primates, politics, the Princess and the PM

By   /  February 3, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  12 Comments

Despite the Prime Minister’s pregnancy, this government represents a modified status quo and change will be incremental and conservative (note the debate and votes on medicinal marijuana), and in many instances Labour will be more aligned with National than the Greens.

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Hypothetical Questions

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  19 Comments

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP and his White House staff are convinced America’s “Deep State” is out to get them. They’re probably right.

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One Year of Trump – when will we start blaming the Democrats for this orange fascist?

By   /  January 28, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  75 Comments

By putting the Identity Politics of being the first Woman to win the Presidency over the economic needs of the poor, the Democrats handed the election to a liar like Trump.   

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Calm down, I performed on stage when nearly nine months pregnant – this is what women do, women have babies and they do stuff

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  11 Comments

As we all get used to the pregnancy, and the child that follows, can we please refrain from falling into a state of total tabloid adoration, but allow the inferences to unfold in a way that changes infrastructure at a level that really benefits women who are otherwise not given as many options, or who are vulnerable to having their options taken from them on account of their being women who have children.

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America edges towards NSA mass surveillance Death Star

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  13 Comments

Overnight the US Senate inched closer to granting the NSA a mass surveillance Death Star by ending debate on the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act.

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A Point Being Overlooked In The Trump-Haiti “Shithole” Controversy

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  15 Comments

[Author’s Note: Due to some confusion derived from people not reading beyond the first few lines, it’s probably necessary to include a disclaimer at this point – I’m NOT defending Trump here. Read the whole thing before angrily writing in to suggest otherwise, please.] 

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – AND YET, NOT THE WORST THING HE’S SAID!

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  3 Comments

Sure Trump’s foul remarks re Haiti, El Salvador and African countries in general are raising ire around the world. I like the remarks coming from Norway about a ‘shithole’ of a country that does not have a decent publicly funded free health system .

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So for 38 minutes the people of Hawaii knew what it felt like to live in Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen & other places US + allies bomb

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  10 Comments

…except for of course that the people we bomb in those countries don’t generally get a text alert that we are about to blow them up.

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