Ukraine President Zelensky’s speech to the Russian People. English Subtitles.
https://youtu.be/p-zilnPtZ2MPresident Zelenskyy’s, speech Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky has given a powerful address directed to Russia. ‘We will defend ourselves, he said. ‘Not attack, but defend ourselves. And when you attack us, you will see our faces, not our backs, but our faces.’ Zelensky made the remarks in a 10-minute address posted on Telegram during which he spoke in both Ukrainian and Russian. The Ukrainian leader said Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, had not replied to his invitation to hold talks. (from The Guardian website.)
President Zelensky is a real leader. Putin is another megalomaniac authoritarian bully, who has no role in leading a country in this, the 21st Century. The time of such dinosaurs is over.
I wish Ukraine and working-class Russians who were not asked if they supported this war (huh, we have been there, done that ourselves…looking at you LIttle Johnny Howard!) safe peace as soon as possible.
I wish Ukraine to win and keep its independence, to write its own story. The rest of the world must support the Ukrainians, in ways which is appropriate for them. We cannot send troops, but we can send arms, supplies, help impose sanctions and donate to organisations like The Red Cross to care for their population.
The bravery of President Zelensky is new to our times. Whatever the quality of his Presidency, and not all he has done I know a lot about (some bloggers are saying it was neither bad nor good so far, and he is dragging his feet on a promise to confront Oligarchs and their influence), this is where Zelensky is now. He is leading from the front. His people’s defence of their country against overwhelming odds is extraordinary.
My son follows this USA You-Tuber sometimes, an USA guy who identifies as a Socialist from what I can discern. This video expresses exactly my feelings about the Ukraine President.
If ever a country deserves victory in their defence, it is Ukraine.
I am sorry for errors. This has been posted in haste. I will correct any you find.
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At least three women were killed in their own homes by former partners just in the the past week.. When is this country going to take this ever-increasing problem seriously?
The police have absolutely no idea. This little child was traumatised and will live with that trauma for life. How can police say it was “not injured” when it was covered in its mother’s blood?
I’m really, really sick of the ongoing vilification by the MSM of certain Labor women.
If anyone should be vilified it is Kimberley Kitching – the more I read the more I am beginning to believe she was a Liberal plant, as Bruce Haigh claimed. .
This article by Shane Dowling of Kangaroo Court is not at all flattering to Shorten and Landeryou –
Bill Shorten and Andrew Landeryou weaponize the death of Kimberley Kitching to blackmail Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party
Admittedly Shane Dowling has had a bee in his bonnet about Kitching and her husband for years, but there are enough verified facts to make this piece believable.
Then there are articles in Crikey, some free, some paywalled.
This, by Bernard Keane, completely destroys the myth about Kitching as a brave human rights campaigner. In actual fact she was very selective in who she would support. It also destroys the MSM-promoted image of her as some sort of saint.
The other Kitching truth the press gallery won’t talk about: she was a product of our hollowed-out democracy
The sordid truth is that political parties are prey to small-time powerbrokers more focused on their interests than the public interest.
Then there’s this, by Guy Rundle (also free) describing Kitching’s funeral and more. It’s worth reading for his description of the outfit worn by Michaelia Cash, and the hat chosen by former Labor senator Jacinta Collins.
Kimberley Kitching was not the heroine we are constantly told about in the MSM.
Honestly, it’s descended into such a farce that I wonder what would happen if the next time a Labor aligned person was interrogated by a media courtier to the government (I refuse to think of them as journalists anymore) replied to the question sarcastically “So, yes, what happened is that Kimberly Kitching was confronted by Penny Wong in the dead of night and was stunned by her lesbian succubus powers, which allowed Kristina Kenneally and Katie Gallagher to stab her in the heart in a socialist satanic ritual to help us win the election”.
Probably would be reported straight-faced, really.
(Ridiculous scenario inspired by Jordan Shanks’ sarcastic answer to David Penberthy’s 4th question here).
Clearly Penberthy had not seen any of Jordan’s videos and was basing his incredibly dumb questions on what he had been told to ask. Not surprising he was given a totally ridiculous reply to Q4.
I have never understood what Kate Ellis saw in him to convince her he was worth marrying.
This is from Poll Bludger, posted by Tom.
The Pope and Scott Morrison were on the stage together outside parliament house in front of a huge crowd.
The Pope leans towards Morrison and says, “Do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display, but will go deep into their hearts and they’ll forever speak of this day and rejoice!”
Morrison replied, “I seriously doubt that! With one little wave of your hand? …. Show me!”
So the Pope backhanded him and knocked him off the stage!
AND THE CROWD ROARED & CHEERED WILDLY, there was dancing in the streets & joy and happiness spread throughout all of Australia
Brilliant, thanks for that, Puffy.
Stuff from Facebook – again
This time it’s by Michael Springer, a bloke I don’t know and don’t follow. It is very well written and a good summary of how the current government is dismantling Medicare. “Mediscare” was not a lie, it was the truth.
Shingles vax for under 70s is 2 doses of a dead virus, as opposed to single dose live virus given to over 70s
My shingles shots in October/December 2021 were
$105 for script
~ $300 for vaccine X 2
$95 for nurse X 2
~ $900 for shingles vaccination – health care in Australia is becoming as expensive as USA
I am not impressed that Medicare rebate has been withdrawn for conditions associated with ageing
Should add that in 2023 there will be NO FREE shingles vax
Something that will cheer up Jim Molan.The Rupertarium ensuring the voice of the looniest of loons is heard. I’d laugh but ‘these days’ with ‘this government’ the odds are not zero.
Australia must be willing to invade the Solomon Islands and topple its government if that’s what is necessary to stop a proposed security pact between China and the Pacific nation going ahead, one commentator has argued.
David Llewellyn-Smith, founding publisher of MacroBusiness and former owner of leading Asia Pacific foreign affairs journal The Diplomat, says this is “Australia’s Cuban missile crisis” and chillingly warns a Chinese naval base in the Solomons would be “the effective end of our sovereignty and democracy”.
Australia would not be able to invade Fort Denison and win, let alone invade the Solomons.
Last time we ventured to the Pacific islands (Tonga) one of our ships – HMAS Adelaide – had a major electrical breakdown AND a Covid outbreak.
Good morning Dawn Patrollers
Sean Kelly reckons real test of seriousness this week is one neither Albanese nor the PM is likely to pass.
The editorial in The Age declares that the Treasurer must boost productivity to help deal with cost of living problems.
The Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison does not have qualities of leadership. He is unable to act in a crisis, he fades in the face of fire and flood, he demonstrates poor judgement and when challenged he bullies, writes Bruce Haigh who says the rot began with John Howard. This is a hell of a spit!
David Crowe tells us that a faster rail line between Sydney and Newcastle will be a key commitment to NSW voters in the federal budget on Tuesday.
He also reports that Victorians will be promised a $3.3b federal government plan to expand road and rail networks across the state, including new freight projects meant to take 5500 trucks off the roads around Melbourne every day.
And Crowe says there will be a household handout on Tuesday night – call it the Cost of Living Package – regardless of the economic outlook. Why? Because the election outlook counts more. The COLP means HELP for Scott Morrison when the Prime Minister has to throw everything at his attempt to survive in May.
It is impossible to avoid the conclusion that road spending is way too high, priorities are wrong, and there is a roads empire which is out of control, declares John Austen, formerly of Infrastructure Australia.
“What can the under-privileged hope for in the budget…not much?”, says Francis Sullivan.
Train station car parks promised to key seats at the 2019 election are getting a fresh funding boost ahead of this year’s poll under an infrastructure package to be confirmed in Tuesday’s budget, says Shane Wright.
“What if the 2022 federal election gives us a hung parliament, but those with the balance of power want Morrison gone?”, ask Frank Bongiorno and David Lee.
When we look at the individual Morrison Government members, we see very few who distinguish themselves from their peers. What we see is a collection of odd, socially awkward people, thrown together by a strange ideology which really sets them apart from our society. Birds of a feather really do flock together, writes Mark Buckley about what he describes as the party of greed.
Clancy Yeates tells us that ANZ Bank chief executive Shayne Elliott has warned high inflation is not a temporary blip for the economy and rising prices are starting to affect consumer behaviour as the government prepares to deliver a pre-election budget aimed at cost of living pressures.
According to Michael Koziol, Scott Morrison will steer clear of the Liberal Party’s most marginal Sydney seat during the election campaign, leaving it to his more popular Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, to help first-term MP Dave Sharma in the battle for Wentworth. Apparently, Morrison is on the nose in the area.
Sharri Markson continues to beat the drum, saying senior Labor figures warned Kimberley Kitching that Penny Wong wanted to remove her from the party’s tactics committee 18 months before she was dumped on accusations of leaking to the Morrison government.
And she proclaims that justice for Kitching was lost to Albanese’s ambition.
Residents of Melbourne’s genteel eastern suburbs of Hawthorn, Kew and Balwyn would have been forgiven for thinking the federal election is mere days away, writes Paul Sakkal.
Matthew Knott writes that departing Liberal MP John Alexander has said Australian politicians are so addicted to using infrastructure spending to buy votes that responsibility for nation-building projects should be taken out of their hands and assigned to an independent authority.
Alan Kohler exposes the ‘dodgy schemes’ hiding the real cost of climate action. He says the government needs to stop pretending it will cost nothing to stop global warming.
The controversy surrounding NSW MP Gareth Ward cast light on the difficulty parliaments face in disciplining their members, writes George Williams who says he deserved a presumption of innocence.
The NSW government is preparing to delay several multi-billion dollar mega projects due to rapidly escalating costs and labour shortages, leaving commuters on Sydney’s northern beaches and in fast-growing suburbs around Olympic Park facing slower journeys for years longer than originally promised, report Tom Rabe and Matt O’Sullivan.
Scott Morrison and Dominic Perrottet will hand-pick candidates for key federal seats in a last-minute intervention which will further inflame tensions in the troubled NSW division of the Liberals. The move could pave the way for Transport Minister David Elliott to contest the federal seat of Parramatta, with many of his ministerial colleagues convinced he will quit state politics, writes Alexandra Smith.
An order cancelling democratic votes for Liberal Party candidates in favour of having them picked by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other party bosses is causing uproar among grassroots party members, writes James Robertson.
The SMH editorial says that government should embrace a target on reducing self-harm.
Dale Webster exposes the “big four” retreat from regional Australia, leaving cashed-up and bankless towns watching their money go round and round.
Hillsong is facing catastrophe, but the Houstons will be loath to give up control, writes Elle Hardy in The Guardian.
It’s not every day a judgment is so scathing that it puts an entire industry into turmoil, writes Adele Ferguson, but a judgment from the Supreme Court of Victoria into mortgage broking giant Connective has put a cloud over its reputation and ownership structure.
The NSW government will pursue The Star for any unpaid tax it is found to be owing, Treasurer Matt Kean has warned, as the casino giant braces for a fresh grilling this week over allegations of money laundering and criminal infiltration.
A Russian billionaire’s links to a gas exploration venture involving Origin Energy has triggered calls from the head of a federal parliamentary inquiry for a freeze on taxpayer funding flowing to fossil fuel projects in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin, report Mike Foley and Nick Toscano.
Russia wants to split Ukraine into two, as happened with North and South Korea, Ukraine’s military intelligence chief says.
The former bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Albany, New York, has acknowledged covering up allegations of sexual abuse against children by priests in part to avoid scandal and protect the reputation of the diocese. Another one!
From the US
Leaving aside the constant reference to his wife, does he realize that what he is doing will just inflate house prices?
Calla has a neat follow-up
Scovid must be really, really desperate!
It’s Monday and he has already given a presser. Monday! He usually takes a long weekend until Tuesday – or later if parliament isn’t sitting.
The lengths they went to to stop the reasons for Scovid’s sacking becoming public
Scovid has failed at or been sacked from every job he has had since he finished uni.
Crikey explains in this piece from February 2019 –
A closer look at Scott Morrison’s CV
Morrison’s pre-parliament career casts doubt over his strategic campaigning abilities, his management skills and an apparent tendency towards a lack of transparency.
If we are lucky he will soon be sacked as PM, although we will keep on paying him until he dies.
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