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Right wing media accused of bribery and corruption in Australia
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Australian Green gives it to the Australian Conservative Government
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Jim Cantore tweeted these truly shocking figures from San Francisco

Jim Cantore ‏@JimCantore 4m
San Francisco: 2013 DRIEST YEAR ON RECORD. Look at these numbers!  Absolutely shattered!!: https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=201401010114-KMTR-NOUS46-PNSMTR …  #SanFrancisco
000 NOUS46 KMTR 010114 PNSMTR CAZ006-505>513-516>518-528>530-011315- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 514 PM PST TUE DEC 31 2013 ...2013 TO GO DOWN AS THE DRIEST CALENDAR YEAR ON RECORD... ALL LOCATIONS ACROSS THE SAN FRANCISCO AND MONTEREY BAY REGION ...
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The Fukushima situation is a lot more serious than most of us know. These guys are trying to make a difference - I would urge everybody to support them.
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Hoping conservatives do not take Autralia backwards!!!!!
 
Ben Eltham writing for +The Guardian Beautifully said.

The Commission of Audit was announced as a supposedly independent body. But the people doing the auditing are mostly rusted-on, hardline conservatives. Tony Shepherd, a former chairman of Transfield, is also the former boss of big business lobby group, the Business Council of Australia. Peter Boxall is a former chief of staff to Peter Costello. Howard government minister Amanda Vanstone is there too. This is a political body, set up to do a very political job.

#auspol #LNPfail #scumbags  
The prescriptions advocated by the Audit are stock-standard 1980s-era neoliberalism: privatise government assets, abolish government agencies, charge citizens more
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Joni Mitchell - a beautiful soul

Cactus Tree

There's a man who's been out sailing
In a decade full of dreams
And he takes her to a schooner
And he treats her like a queen
Bearing beads from California
With their amber stones and green
He has called her from the harbor
He has kissed her with his freedom
He has heard her off to starboard
In the breaking and the breathing
Of the water weeds
While she was busy being free

There's a man who's climbed a mountain
And he's calling out her name
And he hopes her heart can hear three thousand miles
He calls again
He can think her there beside him
He can miss her just the same
He has missed her in the forest
While he showed her all the flowers
And the branches sang the chorus
As he climbed the scaley towers
Of a forest tree
While she was somewhere being free

There's a man who's sent a letter
And he's waiting for reply
He has asked her of her travels
Since the day they said goodbye
He writes "Wish you were beside me
We can make it if we try"
He has seen her at the office
With her name on all his papers
Through the sharing of the profits
He will find it hard to shake her
From his memory
And she's so busy being free

There's a lady in the city
And she thinks she loves them all
There's the one who's thinking of her
There's the one who sometimes calls
There's the one who writes her letters
With his facts and figures scrawl
She has brought them to her senses
They have laughed inside her laughter
Now she rallies her defenses
For she fears that one will ask her
For eternity
And she's so busy being free

There's a man who sends her medals
He is bleeding from the war
There's a jouster and a jester and a man who owns a store
There's a drummer and a dreamer
And you know there may be more
She will love them when she sees them
They will lose her if they follow
And she only means to please them
And her heart is full and hollow
Like a cactus tree
While she's so busy being free
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Pluto: Evolution of the Soul
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Demons run when a good man goes to war
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war

Friendship dies and true love lies
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war

Demons run, but count the cost
The battle's won, but the child is lost
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Here's a quote from Isaac Asimov that's always useful and applicable to any western democracy - makes me think of climate change denial:

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."
- Isaac Asimov, "A Cult of Ignorance", Newsweek, 21 January 1980.
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