Saturday 23rd of October 2021

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the era of vladimir vladimirovich...

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For the first time in more than a century, the Russians have a state that they can call their own, a state run by and for the Russian people – the hallowed “Russian National State” (RNS) that has been the holy grail of Russian nationalism in the post-Soviet era. At first glance, this seems like a questionable, if not extraordinary, assertion.

 

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china to the rescue...

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While political tensions between Beijing and Canberra were largely left aside, WA Premier Mark McGowan used an event with the state's top Chinese diplomat to lament the eastern states' failure to acknowledge China's contribution to Australia's economic success.

five minutes is a long time in a week of politics...

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Here I was, making a cartoon about the "citrus" coalition in Germany, that our Gladys resigned from being Premier of New South Wales. Here again, I also had made a cartoon (unpublished yet) about the number of cases, the number of deaths per day, plus the "well done New South Wales" in regard to approaching that magic 70 per cent vaccination...

 

On the same toon, Frydenberg is telling us that as soon as 70 per cent is reached he will cut the disaster relief fund to most people who have lost their jobs, can't find another job and live in despair... Happy days all around.

 

But Back to the Germans...

 

Speaking in a new post-election edition of DW's podcast "Merkel's Last Dance," the Free Democrats' (FDP) Bundestag deputy leader Alexander Graf Lambsdorff said the mood in his party was very positive.

growing up to become hooligans...

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Paul Keating put it succinctly yesterday in The Sydney Morning Herald that we are selling our country to another power. Or, as former ambassador John McCarthy put it, “we are moving from being a country with the self-respect of true independence”.

Step by step we have been ceding our sovereignty to the US. The recent AUKUS and AUSMIN meetings in Washington were further giant steps in our becoming a US colonial outpost.

the foundation....

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Here comes Rod Dreher. He just saw the future. Being a dilettante martyr awaiting his due martyrdom that may come after his death, he was more than happier to be confirmed in his own predictions of social collapse — to invite you once more and live with god in a little corner of the universe, under a Benedictus rock. There, awaiting for the rightful resurrection, unless it’s the final seventh judgement (Armageddon/Revelations) during which the sinners are turned into a Hell-paste for eternal sufferance, we would gloat at the prospect of having been right all along, like a traditional clock is on time twice a day, when stuck at 12 o'clock… 

 

 

Here comes Rod:

 

towards solar-powered submarines on planet mars...

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Using our interplanetary probes, we learn a lot about ourselves. We discover a relatively universal truth:

We’re idiots. And some of us commute between the Shire and Kanbra — and act like prophets. 

We’re idiots to think that we can trash our present planet and move onto another one — and avoid “making the same mistake” again in our civilizatioforma. Making mistakes aren’t our only problems really. Thinking we can live somewhere else is the main delusion. Like kids who break their toys, we think that we can get another one if we have a tantrum strong enough. Newsflash: there is no planet B. Not even Mars.

 

a sad sad reality...

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When world leaders like Joe Biden and Boris Johnson descend on Glasgow for the world's most significant meeting on climate in years, they could well come face to face with a billboard designed by an Australian comedian.

Key points:
  • Comedian Dan Ilic has raised $65,000 after launching a crowdfunding campaign to pay for satirical billboards in Glasgow for COP26

  • The federal government has yet to decide who will represent Australia at the global climate conference

the US malarkey, hogwash, bunkum, and baloney had become an infection...

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For many Australians who believed that Joe Biden was going to save the world, I had this message from day one, that Joe was going to be the purveyor of US malarkey, hogwash, bunkum, baloney and bullshit. He has been in the past and he was unlikely to change, except with a bit more retarded wisdom, he has delegated some of the hubris to the UK and Australia...

The AUKUS deal could not have happen even with the mad Trump. It can only happen with a demented US president and his hawkish minions, under the disguise of peaceful doves, who have the ability to market US malarkey, hogwash, bunkum, baloney and bullshit to an idiot like Scott Morrison — Scotty of nappy marketing.

This is what has been, is and will be:

 

time to stop the bloodshed in the names of our ideals...

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The agreements reached between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin following the Western military defeat in Syria are beginning to be implemented in the Middle East. The next steps should be the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq and Syria, the expulsion of Turkish forces from northwestern Syria, the return of Iran to the concert of nations, the return of the Golan Heights and finally the Russian-Syrian administration of Lebanon.

 

A NEW WORLD ORDER TAKES SHAPE (PART 4)Towards peace in Syria and Lebanon

 

the reduction dilemma...

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Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of Christmas after power cuts to meet official energy use targets forced Chinese factories to shut down and left some households in the dark.

Key points:
  • China is facing widespread power shortages after vowing to cut its energy intensity to meet climate goals
  • Widening power shortages have halted production at numerous factories during one of their busiest seasons 
  • The fallout has prompted some analysts to downgrade their 2021 growth outlook 

the magicians of CO2 emission reduction...

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NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro has backed new climate change targets to slash the state’s emissions in half by 2030 at the same time his federal colleagues are bitterly divided over reaching net zero by 2050.

Mr Barilaro’s support for his government to revise the state’s emissions reductions to 50 per cent of 2005 levels by the end of this decade puts the NSW Nationals at odds with its federal party.

NSW agreed to a goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in 2016 and 18 months ago set a target of reducing emissions by 35 per cent by 2030 but has now lifted that to 50 per cent.

The move will put pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison ahead of next month’s UN climate change conference in Glasgow as he struggles to convince the Nationals to commit to a net zero target.

repeating history with hindsight...

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DER SPIEGEL: Mr. , you served as a foreign policy adviser to Angela Merkel from the time she took office in 2005 until 2017. Merkel is considered a major proponent of realpolitik, especially when it comes to foreign policy. What explanation can you offer regarding the degree to which Berlin was taken by surprise by the reality on the ground in Afghanistan?

brawl between france & AUKUS part of de-dollarization and deglobalization trend....

brawlersbrawlersThe new AUKUS submarine pact between the US, UK and Australia, which saw France lose a major ship-building deal with Canberra last week, has led to a verbal fire exchange and diplomatic snubbing between Washington and Paris. 

On the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the possible outcome of the standoff, predicting France to come out as a winner, backed by the whole European Union, while the post-Brexit UK and “bad crazy island” of Australia don’t stand a chance, even with the US behind them.

See more:

https://www.rt.com/business/536014-auacus-deal-france-winner-keiser/

 

the nuke debate...

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There has been movements afoot to revive the nuclear energy option. A lot of lies and wrong arguments are presented to make us swallow what we’ve rejected a long time ago for good reasons. So why does this stupid alchemy raise its head once more? Submarines? Well in regard to our trying to limit the damage from “climate change” — that global warming induced by our industrial busy-ness — some new kids on the block have been prompting us to revive the nuke option. Obviously they’re idiots taking us for fools. 

 

the dictator of scotmoristan...

dictatordictatorAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been accused of being “addicted to secrecy” as the country’s parliament debated a controversial proposed law that would exempt the workings of its National Cabinet from public scrutiny.  

The cabinet, comprised of the PM, state premiers and territory leaders, was formed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The government claims that body’s decisions should be afforded the same protections from disclosure requests as the federal cabinet.

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