So The US presidential election coming up in 45 day will be pivotal for future foreign and economic policy for the entire world. It’s a bit sad for non US citizen that they cant’ vote, but at least you can pretend with this worldwide poll.
This is the picture you will see on the website if you vote Trump, which seem to be the more popular choice right now. Interesting in the imagery is the wall of gold bullion in the background.
With the the votes for the lower house still being counted, it seems a hung parliament (or one with a razor thin majority) seems likely. So into this precarious situation the axe grinders have gained significant power. A bloc of anti establishment senators have emerged along with a lower house maverick Bob Katter. Any lower house government that does form will be beholden to king-maker blocs in the lower and upper houses. So it really doesn’t matter if the parliament is notionally Labour or Liberal, the political agenda is now set by the axe grinders. As many as a third of voters have voted for a third party in this election, which really shows disenfranchisement, fortunately there have been many third party options to scoop up this voter demographic. We sow, we reap….
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The UK probably only offered the independence option because they thought it would not be taken up but once international market began to get nervous the hype machine had to get into overdrive to push it back in the box.It would be fair to say neither Scotland nor the UK were completely prepared for Scotland to leave with Scotland holding the oil assets and the (war) ship building, and the UK holding the currency, the pension funds and the national health service (NHS). Sort of like winning the lottery and thinking of leaving your wife only to find out she gets half of everything anyway, and the kids aren’t ready to leave home either.
Colonel Frank Bainimarama
First election in 8 years Colonel B retains leadership but a veneer of democracy restored, but for how long?
Positive side 8 years and no coup.
Despite mounting evidence of deep corruption in New Zealand political system New Zealand returned a largely unchanged parliament,
and returned John Key formerly of the Federal Reserve Bank of the USA as its leader. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.
Positive side: all the international based shills will now pull up stakes and fade out of the picture.
Negative side: Hone Harawira, a strong campaigner for the poor, appears to have lost his place in parliament.
And now we get to hear about all the ‘irregularities’ in these polls, will be very interesting.
Fun fact: all of the places discussed were or currently are controlled by the UK in some way.
Just to the North of Australia lies a series of islands known as Indonesia, known to Australians as a place of booze and drug filled ‘spring break’ style getaways, and one of the worst places to get on the wrong side of the law.
Having Just had it’s election for president, only the second time a democratic election for the office was announced, for the very first time a non-elite candidate was run and apparently won with 53% of the vote.
A political new comer to the national political scene Joko Widodo (Jokowi) cut his teeth as Governor of Jakarta and previously as Mayor of Solo.
Some commentators as saying he is too close to the much more experienced and politically connected former President Megawati Sukanoputri, and may be unduly influenced by her and her circle.
His presidential election opponent Probowo Subianto ( a more typical Indonesian military strong man president archetype) has called for a recount in a largely symbolic (and slightly sour grapes) move, though the result is unlikely to change.
Joko Widodo made his fortune in the furniture export business, and had flagged infrastructure and heath as major areas for improvement for Indonesia’s 240 Million People.
240 Million people on your doorstep have a new political direction.
48 million of them didn’t eat enough today either.
A sweet little info clip from the guardian.
You get all types coming to the free shop, for those who don’t know what a free shop is, its a place hwhere you can get things fro free, things that would otherwise be destined for landfill or charity as a business style operations. So she arrives an wants the football, the ones we had just pumped up. so we gave here the choice of the small kids one , the rubber coated one and the leather one.
She had to have the ‘far dinkum’ leather one. Well not exactly ‘fair dinkum’ it didn’t have Sherrin written on it but i digress.
But it simply had to be the leather one.
Ever hear of looking a gift horse in the mouth?
Then she talks about how wonderful Tony Abbot is.
We love political discussions at the free shop.
The brief exchange was this:
Volunteer: Don’t you think Tony Abbott will replace the carbon tax with an emissions trading scheme that will be just as expansive?
Liberal party cunt: Oh no.
Volunteer: You know global warming is not real.
Liberal party cunt: Yes it is! You’re an idiot!
Stunned free shop volunteer walks away from this ungrateful rude cunt.
Later on she was heard saying there’s my CEO… Basically just to big note her self.
So there you go, a typical Liberal party voter:
Perfectly happy to demand the best for free, offering nothing in return, and then insults the people who she benefits from, big notes herself, and thinks this is totally acceptable behavior.
She never even thought to ask about making any kind of donation.
If you are the liberal party voter from the story, don’t ever come back to the free shop, you are the worse person who has ever arrived.
Tony Abbott is a dope and so are you.
The next australian election.
Looks like a catholic erection.
Make us swallow their selection.
A choice between fabian masons.
The country is losing its reason.
We are about to be screwed without condoms.
No first date, or flowers, just game on,
It must be the silly season..
We are voting for who is in charge of the looting,
the border patrol, the police control, the racist buffooning.
No rhyme or reason for voting, the people are turning,
Out to vote for a mooning, a screwing, a tax shaving.
No policies meant for the caring, their shit we are eating,
The coming weeks will see a giant blood letting,
As the neo-con nut jobs give us a george bushing, Hope no skyscrapers start falling. Vote for the pirates or greenies, not the nationalist weenies, The religious intolerant bigots, the left is about to be screaming, as the war that is building comes calling.
The situation is the USA’s doing, by the president of droning.
So he can stand in the sun preening, while feeding us lies and becoming,
the thing that he’s fighting against, the worlds biggest terrorist, by bombing
A people into submission, they have done no wrong,
Better to build a world trading.
Than killing and invading and regime changing.
In the end we are all the same under the stars gleaming.