Bernie Sanders: Australian Perspective

Here’s a facebook comment from Australia I enjoyed.

Aleta Langdon:

A POLITICAL TIP FROM AUSTRALIA: The Republicans, Fox and Rupert Murdoch want Hillary to win the nomination so that they can crucify her in the Presidentials. (So much history, so much scandal, so many unanswered questions, so much to criticise,) They DO NOT want to face Bernie in the Presidentials because they know, when Bernie talks, people listen – REALLY listen. They know that Bernie will annihilate them in the Presidentals. He can’t be bought, he can’t be intimidated, he can’t be tamed by corporate America and he can’t be silenced. He has all the momentum now and is gaining momentum exponentially. There are people following him from all over the world, and millions more will follow him in the lead up to him taking the White House. Bernie is a once-in-a-generation WORLD leader. Be prepared for FOX and Murdoch to wage a vicious campaign depicting him as a radical who will destroy your country.

Murdoch destroyed our Australian Democratic Prime-Minister and Treasurer even though they guided us through the Global Financial Crisis with a triple-A credit rating from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, we avoided a recession (GFC? What GFC?) and our Treasurer Wayne Swan was awarded “World’s Best Treasurer” at a ceremony in Washington in 2011. At the same time Murdoch waged a media war in Australia and tore them down with a relentless “ECONOMIC IRRESPONSIBILITY” campaign. SERIOUS! Be prepared to fight and spread the word. I cannot emphasise how destructive they will be. Rupert Murdoch will NOT want Bernie to get to the Presidentials, because someone like Bernie – who is not at all enamoured by obscene wealth – scares Rupert Murdoch to death. Rupert Murdoch – the man who relinquished his Australian citizenship to become an American, for the sole purpose of making BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. So please do everything that you can to help him win. Bernie fights for you, please fight for him. Please repost on your timelines.

With you, in the struggle, Aleta Langdon. Australia.
· 2,615 · 17 hrs

Bernie notes the USA has more people in jail than Communist, authoritarian China. It wastes human life, and money.

Austrialia Is Nuts About Space

And Australian conservatives may just destroy Earth. What we don’t know, could demolish us faster than anything else. In the space age, it’s really flabbergasting that we’re not doing everything technologically possible to watch for NEOs.

Could a responsible country like South Africa, or New Zealand pick up the slack please?

WikiLeaks: Suspected Snowden Plane Grounded & Embassy Bugged

Assange blasted Obama today for lying about his government’s interest in capturing Edward Snowden, the celebrated whistle-blower who exposed Obama’s administration as spying on all Americans (and the rest of the world). The plane of the Bolivian president was denied flight into previously friendly countries and diverted to Austria for an unexpected search!

Topping off the madness of the American President, was news that a listening bug was discovered in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

BONUS:
Clapper admits to misleading Congress, but claims it was an innocent mistake. What a tool, eh?

WikiLeaks: Special Project K is for Kissinger

Soon, as media and bloggers sift through the new leaks, there will be revelations to help clarify history and better understand how the United States ended up where it is today.

Australian Political Hypocrisy Mirrors Ours

Australian politics is like Canada looking into a mirror.
Here’s the current Prime Minister describing the deception of an earlier government she opposed.

“For far too long public debate in Australia has failed to nourish or inspire us. For far too long it has been limited to the day-to-day monitoring of the health of our economy rather than the morals and goals of our society. The end result of this political cycle is a weary people who no longer believe what politicians say and who think the politicians saying it do not even believe it themselves.”

Now she’s done what they have. Is she now saying what she doesn’t believe, and harming the peoples’ trust in their government? Either the system corrupts, or liars get into politics only to have the office straighten them out and fix their priorities.

At least she can still laugh about it all.

WikiLeaks: Amp Up The Hype – Stratfor Spy Emails Exposed #gifiles

Now I can hardly wait until Monday (now in the UK), with a series of promotional tweets going up today. … And I don’t have to wait any longer! Stratfor emails are being exposed, for public review. Rolling Stone, and many other media sources will be publishing juicy leaks this week.

@wikileaks:
Over 25 media organizations working in silence for months ahead of tomorrow. How´s that for self discipline? Good work everyone.

Everyone should follow the WikiLeaks twitter feed closely. Extraordinary news sometime in the next 96 hours.


ADDED:

Glossary for Stratfor is hilarious. They have a Blown Op, and a Board. Check out how they defind the FBI:
Federal Bureau of Investigation, aka the Downtown Gang. Very good a breaking up used car rings. Kind of confused on anything more complicated. Fun to jerk with. Not fun when they jerk back.

Ha Ha!
Some jerking back is going to take place, me thinks. HA HA!

And here’s a solid [and long] description of why it’s important to support WikiLeaks, instead of the corrupted governments who oppose the greatest advance in journalism in decades.

The illegal banking blockade run by Visa, Mastercard, eBay/PayPal, and the US State Department is exposed for its blatant hypocrisy, thanks to Crikey. News Corp published Top Secret cable details, and its reporters did illegal hacking to obtain information for other stories. WikiLeaks has only ever published Secret cables, and publishes leaks, it doesn’t steal information from sources because it relies on ethical people at source companies and governments to leak the dirt instead.

A controversial media outlet headed by a high-profile Australian is alleged to have obtained highly sensitive government information – information that may cost lives – via computer. The outlet is believed to have obtained a range of personal and governmental data with the potential to embarrass some of the most powerful people in the world. It is alleged to have engaged in systematic criminal activity in pursuit of information.

What do Visa and Mastercard, the massive financial intermediaries upon whom the outlet depends, do in response?

If it’s WikiLeaks, they slap a financial embargo on it that strangles the outlet’s lifeblood of donations.

Mastercard this week confirmed it would be maintaining its blockade of WikiLeaks. “The WikiLeaks decision was complex and one that we did not take without due consideration – and our position has not changed,” David Masters, the company’s vice-president of Strategy and Corporate Affairs told Crikey.

If it’s Rupert Murdoch’s News International, they do nothing. Not even when News International admits its employees were guilty of computer hacking, or its executives admit misleading the UK courts about it.

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F-35 For Australia and Canada

It’s amazing how expensive a stealth fighter jet can be. And it just gets more and more expensive the longer Canada contemplates actually forking over cash for the fictional fighter planes. I was 14 when I last thought that fighter jets were the coolest things ever. I guess Harper never grew up.

My $600/taxpayer calculation has become a lowball conservative estimate many times over since first calculating with Harper’s misleading quote before the 2011 election.