Best sitcom – Yes minister 1


BBC News continues to conceal Hamas refusals to disarm

BBC Watch

The transfer of control of the crossings in and out of the Gaza Strip was the topic of an article published on the BBC News website’s Middle East page on November 1st under the headline “Hamas hands PA control of Gaza border crossings“.

“The Islamist group Hamas has begun handing control of border crossings in Gaza to the Palestinian Authority (PA) as part of a reconciliation deal.

A ceremony at the Rafah crossing with Egypt saw a formal transfer from a Hamas official to his PA counterpart.

At the Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings with Israel, Hamas offices and security equipment were being dismantled.

Next month, the internationally-recognised PA is due to take full control of security in Gaza.”

Quite how the Palestinian Authority is to “take full control of security in Gaza” when numerous heavily armed terrorist groups in the territory refuse to be disarmed is…

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Renewable Chaos Shock Treatment: Australia’s Politicians Panic at Threat of Looming Blackouts


Australia’s self-inflicted energy ‘crisis’ is the consequence of considered and deliberate action that promoted weather dependent wind power and time-dependent solar power at the expense of the secure, reliable and affordable stuff.

As the political panic spreads, it’s quite apparent, that those who created the disaster have almost no idea how resolve it.

The PM, Malcolm Turnbull’s National Energy Guarantee (NEG) has no hope of reducing crippling power prices, and is all about attempting to restore stability to an ailing electricity grid.

With the help of JoNova, we’ll go back in time a week or two, to recount the moment when Australia’s political betters recognised just how serious Australia’s power crisis is.

Politicians “shocked” at the power crisis waiting in the Australian electricity grid
Jo Nova Blog
Jo Nova
19 October 2017

Did some politicans just wake up? The news today is that our Energy Minister may realize Australia is…

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DNC Issues Belated Boilerplate Response To Controversy Over The Alleged Exclusion of White Heterosexual Males From Job Opportunities

the Democrats wonder how they lost to Trump!


imagesIt has been something of a nightmarish week for the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  First, former DNC head Donna Brazile revealed in her book that Hillary Clinton effectively bought the DNC before the primary by assuming its towering debts in exchange for control of the organization.  In addition to the emails showing the DNC favoring Clinton, the book shows Clinton controlling key financial decisions.  The deal would show that a variety of Democratic leaders, including most notably Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, openly and knowingly misled the public in the primary.  The disclosure in the book came right after the DNC moved to push out Sanders supporters and bring back Clinton allies into key positions last month.

While this scandal was brewing this week, an email surfaced showing that a DNC official told staff not to share employment opportunities with straight white men — a clear effort to discriminate in access…

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I guess I can’t run for Australian Parliament

Core Economics

I’m not sure if anyone was hoping I might return to Australia one day and run for Parliament. I certainly never thought about it. But it had never occurred to me that I might be prohibited from doing so. After all, I am an Australian citizen, was born in Australia, and right at the moment am not, to my knowledge a citizen of another country. I did know — thanks to the experience of my long-time co-author, Andrew Leigh, that if I wanted to run for Parliament I could not do so while holding a position at an Australian University as that would make me a government employee. But at least there was something I could do about it.

For those who don’t know, my brother — Jeremy — is a law professor at the University of Melbourne. That hasn’t really impacted on my life although he has lamented the…

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Columbo’s raincoat and shoes to go under the hammer!

The Columbophile

Greenhouse Jungle hill fall For sale: shabby mac and ruined shoes, 1 careful owner

If you’ve got a spare $100,000 burning a hole in your pocket (and who hasn’t?), you could become the proud owner of a shabby 50-year-old raincoat and beaten about 70s’ high-top leather shoes. That’s right folks, Columbo’s iconic garments are up for auction!

Yessiree, Columbo’s raincoat and shoes will go under the hammer at Bonhams in Noo Yoik on 21 November with the iconic combo set to fetch between $80,000-$120,000. A bargain, I say!

“Most fans will already know that Peter Falk supplied both the raincoat and shoes himself.”

The legendary mac is described as ‘a tan long-sleeved raincoat with 3 large buttons down the front, 2 side pockets, and cuffed sleeves, well worn, with patches, small tears, discoloration, and light staining present‘ (doubtless with chilli slop, black coffee and dog slobber).

The shoes, meanwhile, are unglamorously written…

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