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On The Supermarket Scam, And On Tunisia’s Scrapping Of Democracy

Published: Thu 29 Jul 2021 01:31 PM
Are we paying too much for our groceries? Hmm. Is the Pope a Catholic? Given that the two Australian supermarket chains that dominate our grocery industry routinely rack up profits in the order of $22 billion annually, that’s a no-brainer. Yet ... Read more...

Papers Instead Of Human Lives: The Sentencing Of Daniel Hale

Published: Wed 28 Jul 2021 07:25 PM
In May 2019, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, that famous bastion of anti-whistleblowing fervour, unsealed an indictment charging former intelligence analyst Daniel Everett Hale with five counts of providing classified information ... Read more...

For Every Whistleblower They Make An Example Of, They Prevent A Thousand More

Published: Wed 28 Jul 2021 04:05 PM
Whistleblower Daniel Hale has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison after pleading guilty to leaking secret government information about America's psychopathic civilian-slaughtering drone assassination program . The sentence was much harsher ... Read more...

The Little Talked About Covid-19 ‘Variants’: Vaccine Mismanagement Will Have Dire Repercussions

Published: Wed 28 Jul 2021 11:16 AM
Do you remember the United Nations Millennium Development Goals ? If not, you are not alone. These ambitious goals, which included the eradication of “extreme poverty and hunger”, to “combating lethal diseases” and “reducing child mortality ... Read more...

Aggressive Marketing Has Driven The Rise Of The Double-cab Ute On New Zealand Streets — Time To Hit The Brakes?

Published: Wed 28 Jul 2021 10:31 AM
“Explore your inner beast.” That was the slogan used last year to sell the Ford Ranger. At 2.4 tonnes, that’s a lot of “light” truck, but the stakes are rising. This year, the 3.5 tonne Ram 1500 “eats utes for breakfast”. Read more...

Afghanistan, Failure And Second Thoughts

Published: Tue 27 Jul 2021 03:15 PM
It is a country other powers simply cannot leave alone. Even after abandoning its Kabul post in ignominy, tail tucked between their legs, Australia is now wondering if it should return – in some form. The Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs ... Read more...

Three Waters: Theft By Government

Published: Tue 27 Jul 2021 02:48 PM
In July 2020, the Government launched the Three Waters Reform Programme – a three-year programme to reform local government three waters service delivery arrangements. This reform programme builds on the progress made through the Three Waters Review ... Read more...

Profiting From Crime

Published: Tue 27 Jul 2021 02:45 PM
Police officers are upset by the Government's funding of a gang-led methamphetamine programme and the NZ Police Association has totally rejected the proposed $2.75m funding for gang-led meth programme. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended the $2.75 ... Read more...

The Only Way To Stop Global Warming

Published: Tue 27 Jul 2021 01:07 PM
Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Strategic Culture One way exists to stop global warming, but the mutual feedback cycles that are now accelerating global warming might already have achieved enough speed of increasing temperature so as to prevent ... Read more...

On The Uncanny Valley Of Tokyo 2020

Published: Tue 27 Jul 2021 11:11 AM
For all involved, this year’s Olympic Games have called for a willing suspension of anxiety. For now at least, the displays of skill and agility have been compelling enough to muffle some of the previous misgivings about the wisdom of asking athletes ... Read more...
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