Life, with all its difficulties and unexpected hardships, is still pretty good if you’re lucky enough to be living in Australia. From the very beginning, being in Australia has always made me feel safe - like a healing balm, it has helped me forget those terrible events from my dreadful past.
In 1983, I read the first edition of The Media Monopoly by famous Washington Post journalist Ben Bagdikan. In it, he warned of the dire consequences of having just 50 media corporations controlling the content of public information and news in America. A highly consolidated press was of course, more easily controlled by government—or by those who control those who govern,
Famine has haunted humans for most of their history. In the days of the Pharaohs, whenever the Nile River failed to flood, Egypt starved. Joseph was called in and he organised stockpiling of grain for famine relief. Even mighty Rome suffered famines – in 436 BC thousands of starving people threw themselves into the Tiber.
On May 23, 2018, I did an interview with my friend, Tommy Robinson. He was feeling great, very appreciative of his ever-growing support. He was getting a hero’s welcome in many places. Neither of us has a clue what was coming: his arrest and imprisonment in just 2 days. The day was warm and sunny. So was the mood.
“I can’t meet you in my town,” he said in his email. “We can meet up in a little town nearby and have a coffee. About 10am would be fine.” We’d emailed back and forth a couple of times. He knew I had come all the way from Australia. The day before however, the emails stopped. I was going to London anyway and he was on the way, but he didn’t know that.
Japan has 45 new high-energy, low-emission (HELE) coal-fired power plants on the drawing boards. These will probably burn high quality Australian coal. And despite the tsunami that hit Japan, nuclear power still generates about 20% of Japan’s electricity. Chinese companies have plans to build 700 new coal power plants all over the world, mostly in China. In addition China will bring five new nuclear power reactors online in 2018 and has plans for a further six to eight units.
He was offered a Knighthood but declined it. He was offered the title of Poet Laureate but declined it. He received a Nobel Prize for Literature (I don’t think he was given a chance to decline that one).
Over the last few years I, like many others, have been concerned about the proliferation of mosques in Australia and around the Western World.
Dear Pickering Posters, First the good news. As usual, rumours of Larry’s death have been greatly exaggerated. He has had some radiation therapy as explained in the previous post and is doing well. He is however, taking some well-earned R and R as the treatment is a little taxing.
Due to a current radiation regime lasting 20 days I am unable during this period to give the PP blog the attention it deserves. I will return when the radiation is completed and I hope you will resist the trolls in the interim.Thank you, Larry
The never Trumpers must surely now reconsider him as likely to be America’s greatest ever President. For those who still have a preference for Obama and Clinton please consider this:
Outspoken Muslim Member of the Lower House, Labor’s Anne Aly, has been keeping a low profile since she notified the House last year that she had sent a request to Egyptian authorities to nullify her nationality 10 days before the close of nominations for her seat of Cowan.
A five maybe six billion dollar budget surplus makes a very small hole in a five or six hundred billion dollar debt. And who’s to say any government will use any small projected surplus to pay down the deficit? Certainly not Labor.
In the last several years I have observed many “Acknowledgment of Country” ceremonies. The wording varies but typically, at the start of a meeting, the master of ceremonies declares that the meeting is being held on the traditional lands of a particular indigenous people or peoples in general.