Saturday, 11 January 2020

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 12/1/20; There's more truth in Irony, Humour & Sarcasm; WTF crowd funding; We know whose to blame but will they be?

"Trump’s decision to assassinate one of Iran’s most prominent and highly respected military leaders, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, has added yet another name to the list of people killed by the U.S. — which many rightly see as the world’s biggest rogue state.
The assassination has escalated hostilities between Tehran and Washington and created an even more explosive situation in the politically volatile Middle East. As was to be expected, Iran has vowed to retaliate on its own terms for the killing of its general, while also announcing that it will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Iraq’s parliament, in turn, has voted to expel all U.S. troops, but Trump has responded with threats of sanctions if the U.S. is forced to remove its troops from the country." 

The same would apply if any of the other 164 countries in which the US has a presence cried "Yankees Go Home"(ODT)

 Noam Chomsky: US is a Rogue State and Sulieman's Assassination Confirms It | The Smirking Chimp

Libspill - Does Dutton Have The Numbers?

 Let's be quite clear here: Thanks to a change introduced by Scott…

However, remembering that almost nothing in politics is predictable these days, so picking the most unlikely thing and asserting that you’re almost positive that this will happen is a surefire way to seem like a genius. “No, no, Joe Hockey won’t win. Abbott will get up and then almost beat Julia Gillard in the election. Yes, yes, I know that Rudd is popular at the moment, but the polls will turn and then they’ll replace him with Julia, who’ll eventually lose to Tony. This will be followed by Britain leaving the EU, Trump being elected President… Yes, of the USA, and Boris Johnson will complete the trifecta of complete morons. Oh, sorry I forget to mention that Turnbull replaces Abbott and then gets replaced by Morrison… What do you mean I’m completely insane and you’ll give me good odds about any of those things happening?”
So given anything is possible, let’s take a quick look back at the Morrison versus Dutton contest.
Barber's campaign has been rewarded with a mural.

How Celeste Barber's bushfire fundraiser went from a trickle to a flood

Sums that numb!!

A week ago, the comedian set a modest target of raising $30,000. Little did she know it would hit $50 million in a week.

 Veronica Marie Nelson Walker.

Family's plea for answers as Aboriginal woman dies alone in Melbourne jail

Australia's Shame is that after 200 years this still goes on and on and these are statistically significant deaths that go never adequately explained. Death in an Observation room Unobserved seems a start for excuses rather than answers. Who will be blamed and why won't the families and the historical account get satisfactory answers? (ODT)

The family of an Aboriginal woman accused of shoplifting want to know why she died alone inside a maximum-security jail cell.
Cousin Shaurntae Lyons said her family had since been told that Ms Nelson Walker had been placed in an observation room, where she died....UNOBSERVED “Why wasn’t she checked every hour like she was supposed to be?”
“I’ve heard that cellmates in other parts of the jail heard her go down to medical and ask for help but the guards grabbed her and took her back,” Ms Atkinson said.
“The other girls said they could hear her yelling 'help, help, help' all night, crying out for help.
“I want the whole world to know what has happened.”


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