~ Bathroom quotesThe real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
The people who can’t stop making puns
Making drunken hay while the sun shines:
Botany Bay Council told about suspect invoices in 2009, ICAC hears
Zoran Gajic, director of Cube D & C and Hyland, said he loaned a couple of hundred thousand dollars to Mr Goodman over a period of time and believed the only way he could recover the money was to submit false invoices to the councilDragracer admits a cash ‘sling’ to Botany Bay Council’s former CFO to secure work at Sydney Airport
Malcolm Foo was sitting in the ICAC witness box at 2.32pm on Monday, the moment his 18-year career with Botany Bay Council came to an abrupt end...
Botany Bay Council: what happens in the business unit stays there, inquiry told
"Increasingly, we're seeing that we the public – we, the people – are becoming more and more transparent to government, but at the same time it is becoming more and more opaque to us."We, the people – are becoming more and more transparent
Border force uses allegedly to describe experiences of Nazi Germany as it attempts to debunk myths about its detention centres
Gun lover shot by 4 years old
Good morning. No surprise, it's at a Trump event TIME contract photographer Chris Morris clearly exited the media holding pen that Donald Trump enforces (unlike other presidential candidates) at his rallies as a Black Lives Matter protest erupted. Video shows a Secret Service agent grabbing him by the neck and slamming him to the ground. (Poynter) TIME said that Morris did at one point curse the agent and kicked at him after being slammed to the ground. (TIME) "The photographer was trying to get a good angle to cover the protesters without leaving the press pen and the Secret Service agent kept asking him to back up." (Washington Examiner) Morris replied with an obscenity … Secret service agent time photographer brawl
massive state violence, are the last to know their privileged world is imploding.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) has announced a new film award “to highlight Hollywood’s feats of cluelessness, naïveté, and deceit when telling the history of socialism, communism, and the Cold War.” The Duranty Award is named for reporter Walter Duranty, who took what Stalin said as gospel and used his reports as PR for the Soviets.
WSJ.com – What Percent Are You? A detailed look at where you fit in our vast nation of income-earners…”here’s a more detailed look at where you fit in our vast nation of income-earners.”
Italian mobsters make as much money trafficking narcotics in Italy as Fiat does selling cars, but without having to pay taxes, the anti-mafia prosecutors office said on Wednesday. Citing estimates by the United Nations Office on Narcotics and Crime, anti-mafia prosecutors said that the narcotics trade earns more than 32 billion euros ($34.70 billion) annually for organized crime, which controls Italy's drug trade. Italian mafia earnings from drugs rival Fiat with cars
The Dynamics of Retreat Jacobin (Chuck L). A
Arguably a case study of the thesis outlined by Richard Kline in Progressively Losing. However, the depiction of the 1970s is not right. If you look at Fed Flow of Funds data, corporate profits after the 1974-1975 recession abated were strong. But the overall level of growth was mediocre, and American companies were losing ground to German and Japanese competitors. The issue wasn’t corporate profits per se, but that executives resented how much was going to employee benefits and social welfare programs, and they were convinced that workers were only going to keep asking for more unless they were disciplined.
The great land rush – Ethiopia: The billionaire’s farm Financial Times
How the 1% Gardens Texas Observer
While the means may be constantly changing, the human impulses that motivate con men (and con women) haven’t changed much. They prey on the unrealized dreams of their targets, selling them the future they desire and secretly believe they deserve.
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