Monthly Archives: June 2016

Interview With Dr Andrew Theophanous – Croatia’s Independence 25 Years On

EXCELLENT interview. Congratulations. Hugs, Barbara

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Dr Andrew Theophanous 16 January 1992 in Sydney The Day Australia Recognised Croatia as Independent and sovereign stateDr Andrew Theophanous
16 January 1992 in Sydney
The Day Australia Recognised
Croatia as Independent and Sovereign State

An interview by Ina Vukic with Dr Andrew Theophanous, a former member of Australian parliament for 21 years, whose ardent support for the international recognition of Croatian independence was of key importance during the early 1990’s. In 1996 Croatia’s president Dr Franjo Tudjman awarded Dr Theophanous with a Medal of Honor – the Order of the Croatian Interlace, an award bestowed upon foreign and domestic nationals for their distinguished contribution to the development and reputation of the Republic of Croatia and the welfare of her citizens.

  • This year, 2016, will mark 25 years since Croatia declared on 25 June 1991 independence from former Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia and in the eyes of Australian Croatians you stood as one of Australian heroes and champions that supported Croatia’s plight for secession from communist…

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excellent post. especially loved the photographs.


Spending an hour on so many Highlights cruise around the canals was a great way to see Amsterdam from another perspective. We took our cruise about 30 mins before sunset so the timing was perfect. We took a private cruise cruise. It was an open boat…boat trip is always the best to see Amsterdam city without much effort but, we planned this on the third day as we wanted to explore Amsterdam city first by walking and then on boat…

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20150404_192338 More than thousands of bicycle parked- its said bike rides are the other best part of seeing Amsterdam city.

   The tour was amazing and the tour took us through the Red Light District, which is always amazing. Our guide…the guy who was riding the boat…. god…..what a seamanship I know he does it every day, but to  come under a bridge then helm over and full…

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Bernie Sells Out – Says He’ll Vote For Hillary Clinton

Counter Information


By Cooper Allen and Nicole Gaudiano

June 24, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – “USA Today” –  Bernie Sanders may not be quite ready to formally end his Democratic presidential bid, but he says he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November.

Speaking on MSNBC Friday morning, he was asked whether he planned to vote for Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, in the fall election.

“Yes. Yeah, I think the issue right here is, I’m going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump,” the Vermont senator said. “I think Trump, in so many ways, will be a disaster for this country if he were to be elected president.”

JUST IN: @BernieSanders says “yes,” he will vote for @HillaryClinton in November

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 24, 2016

Sanders said he didn’t want to “parse words right now” when asked whether his vote would be for…

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Croatian Government Falls – No Love In Politics

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Left: Domagoj Ivan Milosevic, Gen Sec. HDZ Right: Tomislav Karamarko, President HDZ Photo: Marko Prpic/PixsellLeft: Domagoj Ivan Milosevic, Gen Sec. HDZ
Right: Tomislav Karamarko, President HDZ
Photo: Marko Prpic/Pixsell

What gigantic three days of last week in the political life of Croatia.
In the wake of the Commission for conflicts of interests decision that conflict of interest applied to him in the case of INA/MOL and his wife’s business dealings, the leader of the majority party in government, Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ Tomislav Karamarko on Wednesday 15 June resigned as First Deputy Prime Minister; but not without emphasising that HDZ, as relatively major seat holder in parliament, was not giving up its fight to form a new government within the 30 days defined by law after a fall of government and that new elections were the very last option HDZ would look to. Indeed, HDZ has been giving confident reassurances that it has decided upon its candidate for the new Prime Minister (current finance minister…

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Investigation Into The Death of Kendrick Johnson – DOJ’s Announcement of No Charges

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

(I’m writing this on 3 hours of sleep, so please forgive any typographical errors.)

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In January 2013, 17-year old Kendrick Johnson was found dead in a gym mat in the Lowndes High School gym in Georgia. The US Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia opened an investigation in October of 2013.

This afternoon, DOJ offices announced that they will not file criminal charges in the death of Kendrick Johnson due to “insufficient evidence” to prove that anyone “willfully violated Kendrick Johnson’s civil rights” or committed any other crime.

Acting U.S. Attorney Carole Rendon stated;

 “The Department of Justice, in particular the lawyers and investigators who have worked tirelessly on this investigation, express their most sincere condolences to Kendrick Johnson’s parents, family, and friends. We cannot imagine the pain of their loss, or the depths of their sorrow. We regret that we were unable to provide them with…

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New York police top brass suspected of corruption

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

High-ranking NYPD Cops Charged With Corruption

20 June 2016

Corruption charges were brought against four men arrested Monday in a widening city corruption probe, and includes two high-ranking New York Police Department officials and a police sergeant who oversaw gun license applications.

The New York Police Department has not only political spying problems. Also other problems.

From the New York Times in the USA:

3 N.Y.P.D. Commanders Are Arrested on Corruption Charges


JUNE 20, 2016

Three New York Police Department commanders, including a deputy chief, were arrested early Monday, along with a Brooklyn businessman, on federal corruption charges stemming from one of several continuing investigations into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign fund-raising, according to court papers.

The arrests, of a deputy chief, a deputy inspector and a sergeant, were one of the most significant…

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Crystal Palace Park and Dinosaurs

Fantastic photographs and stories. Hugs, Barbara

Freed From Time

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While strolling through the park one day, in the merry merry month of May (at the southern end),
I was taken by surprise, by a pair of roguish eyes,
I was scared but I didn’t run away,

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He walked along so daintily, moving as graceful as can be,
His legs were like the trunks of trees, I hardly came up to his knees,

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

He looked at me again, and I knew we would be friends,
He’s just a little bigger than me!

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He had the cutest baby too, about as old as me and you,
Maybe soon one day, we could all go out and play,
And be friends with one, elephants in the park,

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He walked along so daintily, moving as graceful as can be,
I though I’d seen a lot of things, from New York to Colorado Springs,

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From his tail up to his trunk, from the…

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California Primary: Returning to the Scene of Crime

The Most Revolutionary Act


By Greg Pallast and Dennis Bernstein

Editor: How can California declare Clinton the winner of the primary when 96% of the votes were never received by election officials? I love the one about the guy who had to call the police before the poll workers allowed him to vote.

This week on The Best Democracy Money Can Buy — Election Crimes Bulletin — the Crime Scene: California. The Crime? Two million votes still not counted. One million ballots already disqualified, thrown away. Another million so-called provisional “placebo” ballots. Here’s the story of the voting horror show you won’t get on Fox or MSDNC.

[Transcript: Originally broadcast June 8, 2016]

ennis J Bernstein:This week, we’re going to do a postmortem on yesterday’s California primary. Greg, I know you were out there. You were also trying to vote?

Palast: I think we need to get a long piece of yellow tape…

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