Sunday, June 25, 2017

Are We Your Type?: Wasn’t the Grass Greener ...

A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it. 
— G. K. Chesterton / The Day of Reconing is Coming ... Bohemian cockatoo gangs of Sydney

 Smoking Gun Proof that Russia Hacked the Entire World George Washington 

Some People “Would Rather Have 1st Class Seats on the Titanic Than Change the Course of the Ship

NOW THAT’S THE 21ST CENTURY I WAS HOPING FOR: This ATM Dispenses 24 Different Types of Beer, Not Money

A third of Millenials are checking their social media dragon accounts on the toilet

Wonder WomanLawProfBlawg, Wonder Woman And Academia:

I enjoyed [the movie] because the first thought in my mind when she entered a room full of men was, “Oh, it’s like she’s joining a law school faculty.” Of course, she wasn’t. But the way that portion of the movie went reminds me of so many job talks.

She turns out to be an expert at languages, a point rejected by the men. The men actually don’t initially believe her, and there seems to be a point where they are flabbergasted that they do not know more than her. That’s like many of the job talks I’ve seen or head described to me, usually ending with the candidate’s demise because “she couldn’t possibly know more than me,” right?

HEALTH: Extra virgin olive oil staves off Alzheimer’s, preserves memory, new study shows.
It’s important to know that there’s been confusion about which extra-virgin olive oils are actually extra virgin, and which ones are cut by the mob with lesser oils. My wife Melissa researched and found three brands which are believed to be the genuine article, one in each price category of low(ish), medium, and high.

IT SEEMS that Australians of all ages are obsessed with Faecbook, but Gen Ys love of social media has gone to disgusting level

Mum who was paranoid about turning 50 died after bad reaction to fat-burner pills 'made her skin fall off'

'Half-human' lamb in South Africa terrifies both locals and the internet

Chequeado debunks an image tweeted by an Argentine congressman allegedly showing the current President Mauricio Macri grinning in a grainy photo next to former dictator Videla. The photoshop job was so bad it became a meme, with Macri appearing next to Stalin and at Iwo Jima

Feeling demoralized? Used? It might be a case of media manipulation, which is more harmful and sinister than fake news, says Jeff Jarvis

Researchers find penis-esque sea creature in ocean off Australia

Float nude in saltwater, pee in a gold toilet, lounge in a field of phalluses. Participatory art preys on our narcissism. Is that a bad thing?...  Bohemians  

Corbyn said: “There are a large number of deliberately  
kept vacant flats and properties all over London – it’s called land banking. People with a lot of money buy a house, buy a flat, keep it empty…Occupy, compulsory purchase it, requisition it, there’s a lot of things you can do.”

Three Years From Now, Streaming Video From Netflix And Amazon Will Pull In More Money Than Cinemas

“Paying for TV content from on-demand digital video services will grow by more than 30% to £1.42bn at the turn of the decade, claims consultancy firm PwC. This rise in popularity will see revenue from video services edge ahead of an estimated £1.41bn from cinemagoers.” 

NSW Parliament - Oral History by David Blunt to the music of James Blunt - [

The philosopher does not seek to understand the world — that is the business of the scientist — but he asks himself how is it that there is a world to understand? How is it that this world is intelligible to human beings and that there is an intelligent being to know it in its intelligibility?
— Étienne Gilson, born on this date in 1884 

Latest Return To Analog: A Surge In Interest In Typewriters

From public “type-ins” at bars to street poets selling personalized, typewritten poems on the spot, typewriters have emerged as popular items with aficionados hunting for them in thrift stores, online auction sites and antique shops. Some buy antique Underwoods to add to a growing collection. Others search for a midcentury Royal Quiet De Luxe — like a model author Ernest Hemingway used — to work on that simmering novel.

Naked Came The Stranger’ – An Oral History Of The Worst Bestseller Ever

Okay, there have surely been worsebestsellers in the 48 years since, but probably none that were deliberately bad. Producer Sam Kim has assembled the first-hand story of the newspaper writers who pulled of one of the great “literary” (if that’s the word) hoaxes of the 20th century. (audio)
  • Make hay while the sun shines[1]
  • Make love not war[1]
  • Man does not live by bread alone[1]
  • Manners maketh man[1]
  • Many a little makes a mickle[1]
  • Many a mickle makes a muckle[1]
  • Many a true word is spoken in jest[1]
  • Many hands make light work[1]
  • March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb[1]
  • Marriages are made in heaven[1][1]
  • Marry in haste, repent at leisure[8]
  • Memory is the treasure of the mind
  • Men get spoiled by staying, Women get spoiled by wandering[8]
  • Might is right[8]
  • Might makes right
  • Mighty oaks from little acorns grow[1]
  • Milking the bull
  • Misery loves company[1]
  • Moderation in all things[1]
  • Monday's child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child works hard for its living, and a child that is born on the Sabbath day is fair and wise and good and gay.[1]
  • Money does not grow on trees[1]
  • Money earned by deceit, goes by deceit[1]
  • Money is not everything[1]
  • Money makes the world go around[1]
  • Money talks[1]
  • Money makes many things, but also makes devil dance[1]
  • More haste, less speed[1]
  • Music has charms to soothe the savage beast[1]

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Canto VII In the Fourth Circle, Dante and Virgil encounter Plutus, the god of wealth ...  The motion of the lost souls is compared to the clashing waves of Charybdis, the whirlpool -  Darling Harbour Walks lead to eclectic leads ... Dark Way to Paradise: Dante's Inferno in Light of the Spiritual Path

Mafioso who lived in Australia arrested in Rome over alleged drug ring

Lawyers, guns and money: the ATO fraud unravels

System of Serious Crimes 

The cocaine-snorting businessman the ATO conspirators hoped would be their patsy 

'A bit too flashy': Plutus Payroll's image problem

Don't enlist a 3rd party payroll company until you read this - Speller International

Promoting Plutus ...

More details emerging on that $165 million tax fraud syndicate : australia - Reddit
If it sounds too good to be true... — Accounting for Good

Plutus Payroll - Jobs - Whirlpool Forums

First off quick disclaimer – I work at Plutus Payroll and wanted to answer some of the questions a few  ...

Barack Obama ordered 'cyber bombs' for Russian network after hacking:...

 Shakespeare in an age of Trump is a little disconcerting

 Predictive list of future literary classic such as Cold River

At least since Orwell, bad writing has been linked with bad politics. But is good writing really a panacea for social, economic, legal, and political ills?  Behaving Badly 

Martin Place homeless camp moved

Financial exploitation of elderly rife in retirement villages

'He's good friends with Comey': Trump questions impartiality of Robert Mueller

NEW FORMULA: Want instant clicks or buzz around your article or stage production? Play to the groundlings and cast Trump as the villain: “George Orwell Saw Donald Trump Coming: Review of ‘1984 ...

"I see Trump as not a ruler but rather akin to the various fools, jesters or, in the case of Lear, the character of Edgar, who appears before the king in disguise and warns him of his enemies. Don’t interpret the word “fool” too literally here. The most common features of these characters is that they speak between the cracks in the action and utter sentiments that no one else dares  to voice. That’s Trump on Twitter. Would the word “covfefe” be so out of place in one of those poetic rants?


And looking forward, what might a study of Shakespeare tell us to watch for in the evolution of the Trump administration? How’s this for a start?:

  • Blood may be thicker than water, but nonetheless power struggles can break family bonds rather easily.
  • Power cannot be given away and still retained.
  • Don’t overweight legitimacy and birth order in determining succession.
  • Love is a wild card.
  • There is no maximum limit to chaos.