The ABC radio (Australian Broadcasting) was what
I grew up with in the 50's. Then with TV I
followed the ABC. In all that time the news was
presented without comment. Oh sure, they
chose what was news. But I never got the feeling
that the presenter thought one side was morally
"in the right".
Nowadays I have the morning TV tuned to ABC24
and muted while listening to Allan Jones.
I get my humor from watching the frumpy luvvie
having silent conniptions about Trump. I get the
interesting stuff from Allan, who allows
contrary views be heard.
The effect of the internet and fb et al has been
to rob the networks of power. Now we get
to know about stuff that the big networks want
quiet. Perhaps that is why the luvvies have
Take for example the news on Trump. The
CIA has, just before Trump meets up with Putin,
listed 24? Russians who conspired to hack the
DNC. The networks are taking it all as
I have been a programmer (assembler level) and
can't imagine how the CIA or FBI could hack a
halfway competent hacker's hack. I mean,
did those Russians hack the DNC from the
Kremlin? Gimme a break! OK so maybe
they got someone? to talk. How much did
they pay him? What gaol term did he/she
avoid? etc? etc? As for Assange? He
won't have a clue who gave him the stuff.
Guccifer2? What's that? Don't tell me. It's a
combination of God and Lucifer.
Let me anticipate today (16th July) the outcome
of the Trump-Putin meetup. This outcome is
what the Deep State and the democrats would
- Trump wants the US out of
Syria. So he will ask for everyone
(Iranians, Russians and US) out of Syria.
- The Kurds must be left
alone. No formal recognition (Turkey
would invade). Maybe a token US &/or
Russian presence to dissuade a Turkish
- Trump will
take steps towards recognizing Crimea as
Russian. That is the tradeoff for getting
out of Syria and looking after the
security of the Kurds and Israelis.
Crimea was a Russian province
since Crimea was taken from the Ottoman empire
in 1783. That is before Europeans
settled in Australia. Currently less
than 25% of Crimeans are Ukranian.
Crimea was transferred from the Russian to the
Ukraine Soviet in 1956 (When Sputnik was
launched). The reason for the transfer was
"territorial proximity". Russia has no
land connection to Crimea, so e.g. the Union
of Soviet Socialist Republic tax gatherers for
Russia would have needed to make a boat trip
to tax the Russian Crimean territory.
Of course maybe none of the
above will eventuate.