This is what the Australian ABC says at 6am on Friday, 24th of August, 2018:

“A noon showdown for the leadership of the Liberal Party today may seal the political fate of Malcolm Turnbull and decide who becomes the next prime minister.

But the three leadership aspirants — Peter Dutton, Julie Bishop and Scott Morrison — are still waiting for the Solicitor-General to decide whether Mr Dutton is even eligible to sit in Parliament. . . . “

Hey Jude

Uri Avnery, dies aged 94

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri_Avnery

Avnery was born in Beckum, Germany, as Helmut Ostermann, to a well-established German Jewish family.[5]Avnery and his family emigrated to Mandatory Palestine in 1933, following Adolf Hitler‘s rise to power.[5][6] He attended school in Nahalal and then in Tel Aviv, leaving after 7th grade, at age 14, in order to help his parents.[7]He started work as a clerk for a lawyer, a job he held for about five years.[8]

Uri AvneryUri Avnery (Hebrew: אורי אבנרי‬, also transliterated Uri Avneri; 10 September 1923 – 20 August 2018) was an Israeli writer, politician, and founder of the Gush peace movement. A member of the Irgun as a teenager, Avnery sat for two terms in the Knesset from 1965 to 1974 and from 1979 to 1981.

STRANDBEEST EVOLUTION 2017

 

STRANDBEEST EVOLUTION 2017

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Numerous specimen of the Strandbeest evolution on music of Khachaturian’s Spartacus. It open the archives of fossils. Theo Jansen’s work since 1990. He tries to make new forms of live on beaches. His animals get their energy from the wind so they don’t have to eat. In the future he wants to put out in herds.
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Q & A about Power, Spirituality and Free Speech

I watched this last night. I really want to watch this again. Maybe when I have watched it again, I’ll want to comment on it. For instance what Cornel West had to say about USA would be something to think about. One theme was ‘Money is the root of all evil’. It seems to me ‘capitalism’ works like the game of ‘monopoly’. Too many people are getting desperate.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Panellists: Dr Cornel West, Scholar and Poet; Eric Abetz, Tasmanian Liberal Senator; Anne Aly, Labor Member for Cowan; Lindsay Shepherd, Free Speech Advocate; and Jeremy Bell, People’s Panellist.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-14/q&a:-donald-trump-a-gangster-cornel-west-says/10115956

Dr West argued people had to learn how to disagree well.

“On the one hand we defend yourselves and others who are concerned about the dialogue, the dignity of each voice,” he said.

“We must learn how to disagree and disagree in such a way that we can still have our humanity.

“Friendships are deeper than politics, love is always deeper than politics.

“If you haven’t discovered that, you don’t know what love is, but that’s another show.”

The ABC asks:

‘Do you believe that bigots should have the right to “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” others?’