My plan to read he's by whitelisting appears to work.
Am I missing much that anyone knows of?
Still unemployed. Best feedback about possible jobs are a long way from here
Appears our secret service can't keep a secret
"Suspected Australian-Israeli spy Ben Zygier is believed to have been arrested by his employer on suspicions he had informed Australia's domestic intelligence agency of his work for Mossad, reports say.
The ABC says it understands Mr Zygier met Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) officers while visiting Australia, where he revealed details about several Mossad missions including a secret operation in Italy."
I had never heard of this anyone got any info?
"There would be one more blip of information that would sneak out. Prisoner X - held in a video-monitored, regularly checked, suicide proof cell - had killed himself.
Who was Prisoner X and what had he done to end up secretly jailed in a high-tech cell and locked down under a nationwide media ban?
Now, for the first time, some answers."
So anyway I will be recording the program in case anyone cares and can't access it themselves.
PJK - Paul Keating former prime minister of Australia quite gifted with words, is a master of insults. So anyway even though PJK is still with this, someone has ripped his style into iOS app so you can call the gum on your shoe better for your gait than a senator.
Shut up and give me your money the PJK Insults generator is AVAILABLE! https://itunes.apple.com/app/paul-keating-insult-generator/id585515482?mt=8 â¦
If you ask an Android version you may well find out what it can generate.
PS: I am about a month behind reading journal entries. I have lost 2 weeks. Too busy applying for jobs.
PPS: the world is getting uglier
"Gongloffâ(TM)s take is pretty mainstream: the NYT editorial page said that the decision is âoea dark day for the rule of lawâ, adding that âoeclearly, the government has bought into the notion that too big to fail is too big to jailâ."
If you laundered money for a drug cartel, your assets, possibly your family assets would be seized and sold. Why is HSBC so special?
LIBOR [if you don't know what LIBOR is read up on it so youare prepared when the SHTF]
" If you keep 6s [i.e. the six month JPY LIBOR rate] unchanged today â¦ I will fucking do one humongous deal with you â¦ Like a 50,000 buck deal, whatever â¦ I need you to keep it as low as possible â¦ if you do that â¦. Iâ(TM)ll pay you, you know, 50,000 dollars, 100,000 dollarsâ¦ whatever you want."
A 50,000 buck deal here does not mean a $50,000 deal: it means a $50 billion deal. If the broker on such a deal siphons off a fee of 0.0001%, thatâ(TM)s $50,000 right there."
Apparently being a patent asshole isn't a new thing at all, nor twisting an innovative product to mercantile uses.
The gameâ(TM)s true origins, however, go unmentioned in the official literature. Three decades before Darrowâ(TM)s patent, in 1903, a Maryland actress named Lizzie Magie created a proto-Monopoly as a tool for teaching the philosophy of Henry George, a nineteenth-century writer who had popularized the notion that no single person could claim to âoeownâ land. In his book Progress and Poverty (1879), George called private land ownership an âoeerroneous and destructive principleâ and argued that land should be held in common, with members of society acting collectively as âoethe general landlord.â
"The players could, however, vote to do something not officially allowed in Monopoly: cooperate. Under this alternative rule set, they would pay land rent not to a propertyâ(TM)s title holder but into a common potâ"the rent effectively socialized so that, as Magie later wrote, âoeProsperity is achieved.â
For close to thirty years after Magie fashioned her first board on an old piece of pressed wood, The Landlordâ(TM)s Game was played in various forms and under different namesâ"âoeMonopoly,â âoeFinance,â âoeAuction.â It was especially popular among Quaker communities in Atlantic City and Philadelphia, as well as among economics professors and university students whoâ(TM)d taken an interest in socialism. Shared freely as an invention in the public domain, as much a part of the cultural commons as chess or checkers, The Landlordâ(TM)s Game was, in effect, the property of anyone who learned how to play it."
PS: I no longer have any idea on how to make a link work in a je entry
PPS: I am about 2 weeks behind in reading je's that aren't spam
"Offered one day preceding the final Presidential debate, on foreign policy, in order to give you all some badly-needed perspective on the most important foreign policy matter of all... when and how to fight.
Last year finally saw the end of America's second-longest war. Dragging on a decade, that was the multi-trillion dollar quagmire of attrition and so-called "nation-building" in Iraq.
Our longest war, the continuing multi-trillion dollar, "nation-building" quagmire in Afghanistan, continues on and on"
I haven't finished reading it.
Undoubtedly many people may have differences of opinion on this.
Got a submission accepted and almost got first post on it.
Unemployment sucks btw.
Perhaps from the "No shit Sherlock dept".
'The United States flew highly classified Global Hawk spy drone missions from the Royal Australian Air Force base at Edinburgh in South Australia from late 2001 until at least 2006.
The operations were detected by a group of Adelaide aviation historians who had a member monitoring aircraft radio frequencies 20 hours a day.
While the Australian public and the South Australian Government were left in the dark, there were no restrictions on the international media.
In February 2006, an American journalist from industry publication Aviation Week and Space Technology was given access to report on a single Global Hawk reconnaissance mission from RAAF Edinburgh to southern Japan and back again.
Mr Aid says the US and Australia share much of the highly sensitive signals intelligence gathered by assets such as Global Hawk.
"Australia is a member of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence club that also includes the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand," he said.
"The reality is that the Global Hawk system has proven not to be less expensive to operate than the U2," General Norton Schwartz said in January.
Tomorrow night on ABC1, Foreign Correspondent sounds the alarm on the swarms of private and government drones gathering in American skies and surely bound for the rest of the world.
Some of the drones have live streaming cameras and the ability to carry other payloads, and tens of thousands of them are expected to take to the sky.
But who's at the controls? Potentially anybody."
Will be checking if this item actually gets to air. Then iView
" ABC TV is thrilled to announce that in true time-lord style, the first episode of Season 7 of Doctor Who, "Asylum of the Daleks", will now premiere on iview Sunday, 2 September from 5.10am EST immediately after its UK launch on 1 September.
The new series of Doctor Who, including "Asylum of the Daleks", then starts on ABC1 the following Saturday, 8 September at 7.30pm EST, and is also repeated on ABC2 from Tuesday, 11 September at 9.30pm EST"
This may not help those not in the UK or in Australia.
That's the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Our government funded channel.
Allowing access to the new series before it airs over the airwaves.
Yes I have been mostly absent. This may continue. Actually flicking thru the je's in a feed reader (the only way to deal with the je spam) and occasional front page story.
Autism Spectrum Disorder - presented for reference. I haven't watched this yet, if you can't access it and need to watch it, let me know & I will snaffle a copy.
'Four Corners presents "The Autism Enigma". Filmed in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada the program looks at a controversial theory examining the possible links between harmful bacteria in a child's gut and ASD."
Monday Music Duel
I am enjoying this series of blog posts
Faith No More vs Bowie
Wayne Swan Deputy PM and currently acting leader while Julia is on holidays, continues his attack on what he sees as looming inequality and social distortion. How far would he get in USA arguing for higher taxes and more spending on the disadvantaged?
Sorry to criticise the USA but I think your politics and economy is pretty screwed up and I don't see how you are going to get out of it.
Of course given the governments current polling it could just be a Hail Mary pass, but they have been acting like they care (goodle Australia NDIS)
"Or from My Hometown on the Born in the USA album:
Now main street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores
Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more
They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks
Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back to
And how about this, from the song Badlands on the Darkness on the Edge of Town album:
Poor man wanna be rich
Rich man wanna be king
And a king ain't satisfied
Till he rules everything.
When I listened again to that song recently it struck me that Springsteen could have been talking expressly about a few people that I've written about lately. Since my controversial essay was published in The Monthly in March I've been asked often whether I now regret having criticised some of Australia's wealthiest and most outspoken mining tycoons.
My answer is simple: no, I don't regret a word of it. Not for a second. In fact, my only regret is not going in hard enough, because every criticism I made has been played out almost to the letter on our national stage.
You will recall my original charge: that the rising influence of vested interests is threatening Australia's egalitarian social contract. I argued that a handful of powerful people not only think they have the right to a disproportionate share of the nation's economic success, they think they have the right to manipulate our democracy and our national conversation to gain an even bigger slice of the pie."
"But by the time Stanley McChrystal arrived to bring his very special talents to bear on the problem of the âforgotten warâ(TM), his best estimates of the number of surviving Al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan was somewhere a little north of one hundred men. As recently released documents show, even bin Laden despaired of how far his creation had fallen. But by then, of course, there were other enemies to fight, pretty much all of our own making."
This is essentially a book review of Frank Ledwidgeâ(TM)s 'Losing Small Wars', Karen Middletonâ(TM)s 'An Unwinnable War' and Michael Hastingâ(TM)s 'The Operators'
"Google Ideas, the think tank of the technology giant, has been quietly working with the Council on Foreign Relations and other relevant organizations over the past several months. The aim? To combat drug cartels, money launderers and human traffickers who run their operations through digital networks."
"Stewart Patrick, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations said:
"It might sound like a different path for Google, but technology companies today have a lot of powerful tools for bringing transparency to these illicit networks, to fight back against corruption and empower those who are trying to combat transnational crime.""
(? & the spiders from Mars)
Should that be Lizards from Mars?