— Patrick White, born around this date in 1912 - Walking dead tend to be those who believe in nothing ...
Lake of Believe where training across the Iron Curtain took place ...
IT’S NICE THAT WOMEN AREN’T AS SUPERFICIAL AS MEN: 64 Girls Confess The First Thing They Check Out On A Guy. “The 3 B’s: butts bulges and biceps.” Come into the lift if you are good looking ... As ugly as night We are banned from using High altitude lifts ...
JOHN PODHORETZ IS ASKING THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AS HE OPTIMIsTICALLY BELIEVES THE END IS NEAR:
Are you yellow?' Red Symons interview with Beverley Wang prompts ABC...
So, The Mummy. The question that bedevils me as I begin this review is how I can get to the end of it. Like Lucy in Peanuts, I am now counting k to see how quickly I can get to 700, which fills my slot here at The Weekly Standard. That was 53 words. I’m 8 percent of the way there. Can I make it?
A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.
— G. K. Chesterton
Find out here — We kingdom like we
In the Kingdom of the Blind Marxist He who can make up a victimhood story is king ... The atitude king snakes of luve tar proportions are not dead and they continue to strike - bullies pretending to be the victims ;-) "The best way to prepare for a battle with the snakes is to have a battle with them.”
The Facebook world failed to catch Kony
After a shooter in Alexandria left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition and wounded four other people, a longtime New Jersey Democratic political strategist responded by introducing the hashtags #HuntRepublicans and #HuntRepublicanCongressmen.“We are in a war with selfish, foolish & narcissistic rich people,” wrote James Devine on Twitter. “Why is it a shock when things turn violent? #HuntRepublicanCongressmen.”Devine has run for office, consulted for numerous New Jersey campaigns, and worked in the offices of state lawmakers. He’s also a blogger.In an interview with MyCentralNewJersey.com, Devine said, “If you want to invite a class war, then you have to expect people to fight back at some point.”
Martin A. Sullivan (Tax Analysts), All Roads Lead to VAT
The world-traveling "Truth Booth" visits Australia this week.
The independence of parliament is being undermined by executive control over budgeting, and even performance requirements. Victoria, the most extreme example, treats parliament as a government department, a parliamentary paper argues. Parliamentary independence around Australia is under threat as governments retain the power to decide how much funding to allocate to the bodies charged with their oversight, according to a paper recently published by the Victorian Parliamentary Library.
Victoria, however, has seen the strongest “executive creep”, it argues, with parliament treated as a “government department” by the Treasury, told to meet performance requirements and report to the executive on expenditure.
“This imbalance must be reversed if the separation of powers is to perform its constitutional role, and Victoria is to avoid Parliament becoming a flawed branch of democracy,” warns the research paper
Disinformation: We've seen this sceneAnyone who's been surprised by the role of false news in elections probably wasn't paying attention in history class. David Robert Grimes, an Oxford University researcher who's studied misinformation and AIDS, writes in The Guardian that dezinformatsiya campaigns were created and directed by the Russians decades ago. Today, he says, nearly all of us are to blame for the spread of false news.
"The communities spreading fake news have one weakness:They live in information bubbles and it takes some time for fake news to spread outside their community. We need to exploit that weakness by fighting them at the same time before the contamination of the other communities on social media." — Gary Machado and Nicolas Vanderbiest writing for Euractiv
Victoria: Executive creep’ threatening parliamentary independence
The Cohort: Can we be both real and our best on social media?