Category Archives: International

Trump v Biden Debate Open Thread

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“Don’t cry for me New Zealand”. Jacinta Ardern as a Latin American populist

The Labour Party has secured the first absolute majority since the misguided Conservative PM Bolger introduced proportional representation and torpedoed the promising possibilities that were available in the wake of the Roger Douglas reforms and a good Conservative agenda with … Continue reading

Posted in International, Rafe | 23 Comments

Remember Rudi Giuliani is a grub

This news is breaking in the US: Rudy Giuliani announced Wednesday that he turned the hard drive reportedly left abandoned by Hunter Biden, son of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, at a Delaware repair shop over to State Police due … Continue reading

Posted in Fake News, International, Rule of law, Taking out the trash | 127 Comments

Pell money trail: AUSTRAC gives ‘information’ to VicPol, Feds

Would AUSTRAC bother if there is nothing conceivably actionable involved? Police handed information on claims Vatican sent $1m to Australia in relation to George Pell sexual abuse trial. The financial crimes regulator has passed information to police about allegations of … Continue reading

Posted in International, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 44 Comments

Threat of Energy War in Europe

UPDATE. More about the function of the interconnections and the fragility of the British power system. Blackout fears over National Grid cables from the Continent _ Business _ The Times Britain’s electricity system is sufficiently fragile at certain times of … Continue reading

Posted in Electric Power and Energy, International, Rafe | 45 Comments

Operation Overbite

Jacinda Ardern led New Zealand through a terrorist attack, a volcanic eruption and COVID-19. Now her toughest challenge begins.

Posted in Elections, International | 34 Comments

Feminist super-spreaders kill people for Joe Biden. Right?

The ABC recently ‘reported’ that Secret Service agents would die, thanks to Donald Trump’s Walter Reed drive-by. This morning the ABC reports on an anti-Trump swarm that’s totally safe: US Women’s March organisers exhort women to vote for change at … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Hypocrisy of progressives, International | 14 Comments

A Flop Bop-A-Lu

LAST week the wrestling sensation in the Catholic Church was Becciu vs. Pell. This week, it’s Zen vs. Parolin. If this keeps up, Vince McMahon could emerge as a favourite for the next papal conclave. It would be very difficult … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, International, Market Economy | 26 Comments


DAYS after the unsatisfactorily nebulous claim that disgraced Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s Vatican department transferred $A1 million dollars to an “Australian account” in 2017 – allegedly to bankroll ‘witnesses’ testifying (falsely) against Cardinal George Pell (or for a tangential purpose) – … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, International, Rule of law | 46 Comments

Breaking: Nuncio linked to Get Pell cash is old mate of Becciu

George Pell’s bond cleaning of his Vatican apartment is leaving no old cushion unturned: NCR: Pope Francis Meets With Australian Nuncio, Amid 700k-Euro Bank Transfer Allegation.   Incidentally, a nuncio being “received in private audience” by the Supreme Pontiff – … Continue reading

Posted in International, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 56 Comments