Prior to the Singapore Summit a confused little Kim Jong-Un was out of his depth and unsure how to handle Donald Trump so he got into his tank engine and took a trip across the border to Beijing to visit the Fat Controller. Kim hates aeroplanes.
For a moment in time every nation on Earth held hands, breathed a heavy sigh of relief and thanked their respective gods when those 12 little boys reached safety. Stressed smiles on their pained little faces were aimed at their desperate parents… they didn’t want them to worry… “we will be okay” they assured them. And they were okay.
It was winter in 2015 and bloody cold in Canberra as Malcolm Turnbull and the Stick Insect continued to plot the surgical assassination of Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. Turnbull felt it was important to use Abbott’s continued poor polling as a reason. All was going to plan, even a Canning by-election later in the year in the Stick Insect’s home State of WA appeared a certain defeat for the Libs and would consolidate even further justification for Abbott’s knifing.
A recent analysis by American geneticist Henry Harpending confirms his earlier finding that the genetic similarity of members of ethnic groups is typically that of first cousins (in the field of genetics, genetic similarity is known as “kinship”).
Tony Abbott is right – Australia should quit the Paris Climate Treaty. China, India, Russia, Brazil, South Africa and Indonesia will ignore Paris. USA has already quit and Japan even withdrew from the Kyoto Treaty.
Dear Pickering Posters, As you know, Larry was only planning to be out of action for a little while. Unfortunately, the best laid plans don’t always come to pass. Larry’s treatment went well but since then he has picked up a rather nasty virus.
What could go wrong? It is an important question that should always be asked before taking important decisions. I spent most of my working life as a pipe welder. The better part of that career was spent in oil refineries and gas plants. We constantly had that question drummed into us. What could go wrong?
I’m reading an article on Does God Exist? Does It Matter? Suddenly I come to: Take the Same Sex Marriage laws. These were foisted upon us before most people had a chance to think through the consequences. Now that these laws have passed, we are finding that it is no longer possible to make any legal distinction between the sexes.
Invading a country which is under a dictatorship is hard. There are no easy options, even for a tin pot Third World stink hole like North Korea. “Never get involved in a land war in Asia,” said the bruised and battered Generals. “Bring it on,” said George Dubya Bush.
I live in SE Queensland. Yesterday the surface air temperature rose from a frosty 2ºC at sunrise to a balmy 22ºC in mid-afternoon. The enormous heat needed to achieve this 20ºC of warming came via radiation from the sun.
I came across a cartoon online. I thought it was very powerful and very persuasive. I also thought it was very wrong on a number of levels. The cartoon has two people in it. One is a woman who is a Christian. I’ll call her Mary for convenience. Then we have a man who is an atheist. Again, for convenience, I’ll call him David.
Dear Pickering Posters, As you all know, Larry is old school. The last thing he wants to do is to burden you all with his medical problems. However, since some of you have indicated a heartfelt concern for his welfare, he has asked me to give a quick update.
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,