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02.06.20. Trump calls US governors ‘weak’, encourages them to use aggressive tactics against those protesting police brutality on is seventh day of riots. Mr Trump certainly has a problem as riots spark up across the US. The madness to cause mayhem has become more contagious that the coronavirus. But this riot epidemic sees property torched, rampant looting and wilful vandalism at a grand level. If not quelled and quickly, it could be a very steamy summer indeed. How the riot has played out so far.
▪ The United States was gripped by a weekend of protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died on Monday in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and police brutality nationwide.
▪ Protesters are demanding all four officers involved be charged in Floyd’s death. So far, only one – white officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes as the black man pleaded, “I can’t breathe” – has been arrested. He was charged on Friday with third-degree murder and manslaughter. More

02.06.20. The following article in The Wall Street Journal offers a complicated compendium of reasons why China’s Xi Jinping might lose his presidency. The many scholarly comparisons to Russia’s ‘Chernobyl’ could be somewhat fanciful in today’s world. All the deeply considered extrapolations and guessing, especially in politics, even more so in the communist realm, will precipitate right down to the leader and they are voted out—although the communist system is different. But the masses in China are poor. Xi believes in total government control and the poor are getting poorer from that. China’s GDP has slipped noticeably and towns, even cities once vibrant with manufacturing, now lie dormant. The linchpin could come as the Western world suffering dramatically from the disaster of COVID-19 will, to an unknown degree, begin to sideline China as they gear up to be China-proof. The effects that will set upon Xi Jiping is impossible to calculate right now because the faith lost in a political regime considered at cause can’t speculate on the pains and desperation caused by starvation of the masses. The only true unknown is, can Xi’s dictatorship avoid mass murder of millions of starving dissidents and sidestep the train-wreck coming down the line? Even instilled blind devotion wears thin on an empty stomach! More

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02.06.20. Tinkering at the edges for political gain as an election looms with the incumbent doing all she can to meet political oblivion today takes on another plucking of feathers from Palaszczuk’s tail as she raises ire as Queensland is segregated. Add to that the 30-year old Queenslander, Nathan Turner,  who launched the silly PalaceDuck into hysterics when he confounded medical science when he died last week from COVID-19. They set up fever clinics and deployed a team of contact tracers to the Central Queensland town of Blackwater. Queensland Health has yesterday confirmed further tests showed Nathan Turner did not have coronavirus at all—no COVID-19 Annastacia! What now, oh great bungler of the Labor race?
There is growing anger over a decision to keep Far North Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula closed while coronavirus travel restrictions ease in the rest of the state. From today, most Queenslanders can travel and stay in places overnight as part of next stage of restrictions easing. More

02.06.20. Down in Xi dung Dan’s lower province rice-paddies, the carcass of a putrid old mullet rots spreading its stench over all. A very keen Ferrari-driving property developer John Woodman who is at the centre of an anti-corruption probe has been running his company out of a building linked to the senior Andrews Government minister Martin Foley. Through a series of companies, Mr Foley’s family trust has a stake in a Mornington property where the controversial property developer runs his business. Mr Woodman is presently at the centre of an Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) inquiry into developer donations to councillors at Casey Council.
The revelations have prompted the State Opposition to call for an inquiry, with Liberal backbencher James Newbury writing to Premier Daniel Andrews outlining his concerns. More

02.06.20 When Italian dictator Benito Mussolini consolidated power an anti-fascist movement surfaced in Italy and countries such as the United States. Many anti-fascist leaders in the United States were syndicalists, anarchists, and socialist émigrés from Italy with experience in labor organising and militancy. Modern Antifa politics can be traced to opposition to the infiltration of Britain’s punk scene by white power skinheads in the 1970s and 1980s, and the emergence of neo-Nazism in Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall. In Germany, young leftists, including anarchists and punk fans, renewed the practice of street-level anti-fascism. In the late ’80s, left-wing punk fans in the United States began following suit on the theory that Americans would be more familiar with fighting racism than they would be with fighting fascism. Though claiming to fight right-wing white supremacists influences but are in reality violent anarchists committed to the destruction of civil order in the US. Donald Trump has declared these bastards terrorist and when you read Beth Baumann article below you could only agree with her: More

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01.06.20. “It will take more than three decades to pay off the government’s surging debt, according to new analysis that urges tax reform to boost economic growth, including shifting more of the burden onto lightly taxed retirees.” Writes economist Adam Creighton. PwC tax partner Paul Abbey appears to have arisen from his coma to say this: “We’ve just gone through a period where there’s been enormous damage to the economy, and a lot of that has been to protect older Australians, which is a good thing, (but) tax contributions by retired Australians are minimal compared to those of working age.” Brain damage is often found after a coma and Mr Abbey seems more than confused about where all the money went in the biggest government spend in living memory—like the billions to keep people employed, the many Centrelink handouts and who knows what else? As for Mr Abbey, pensioners paid all sorts of taxes for more than 50 bloody years, and then watched the government steal billions of the fund into consolidated revenue —you are a dope Paul Abbey!
The federal budget, which was on track to post a small surplus this financial year until the corona­virus derailed the economy, will remain in deficit until 2039 ­according to PwC, which estimates that without economic ­reform, net debt won’t fall to zero until 2056. More

01.06.20. One man, a black man is dead, George Floyd, passing a counterfeit $20 bill, allegedly killed by a white policeman—the fuse was lit! The smoldering race-hatred evident in that nation became a spark racing along the fuse seeking the explosive charge. The explosion we witness, but why so powerful this time? What was in that social bomb so different to those before? Probably nothing, except for a brand new chemistry not included before—COVID-19 LOCKDOWN! The effects of lockdown are seen in all other countries, not with such violence and destruction, but via social disobedience. Social isolation has not been experienced en mass since WWII. Most, if not all those now demonstrating in global cities were not yet born—they hadn’t learnt how to handle it. Today’s leaders must assess pandemic isolation in future—without the attendant confusion which is a guaranteed quick fuse that seeks and ignites a concoction of unsolved social issues with mentally unhinged effect!
President Donald Trump announced on Sunday plans to designate the violent leftist group Antifa as a terrorist organization. “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” Trump wrote on Twitter. More

01.06.20. It must be COVID-19 in the air or lockdown fever that has driven the supercilious and rabid Leftie Phillip Adams to pen even one nice word about Alan Jones. Despite Phillip’s overt ‘green grapes’ he more or less has to admit that putting all on the scales of success Jones triumphed and he did not—and that is the tale of the tape and always will be!
Thirty-odd years ago I was working for 2UE, then Australia’s top “talk station”. Among the distinguished alumni: John Laws, Ray Hadley, Stan Zemanek and, roll of drums, Alan Jones. I presented a late-night interview program until Kerry Packer asked me to “do breakfast”. New to Sydney, blissfully ignorant of its place names and personalities, knowing nothing of rugby, horse racing and other staples – and poorly adjusted to getting up at 3am – I was not wildly successful and happily yielded the gig to Alan Jones. More