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Combative Interviewing – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 7th, 2012 · Comments Off on Combative Interviewing – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Journalism, Newspapers, Political Communication, Politics, The Media

[In an interview in which Joh insisted it was not improper to own shares in companies with which the Government did business despite his own National Party censuring him for the practice] By now Bjelke-Petersen was obviously very angry and, even in the old black and white world of television, his eyes could be seen […]

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Even Jesus Christ Had One Apostle Who Had Gone Wrong – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Even Jesus Christ Had One Apostle Who Had Gone Wrong – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams · Crime, Politics, Quotes, Religion

(Long couldn’t be blamed for corruption in his machine as) “Even Jesus Christ had one apostle who had gone wrong.”

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Everyone Left Rich – “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” – Michael Lewis

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on Everyone Left Rich – “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” – Michael Lewis · Economics, Policy

What’s strange and complicated about it, however, is that pretty much all the important people on both sides of the gamble left the table rich. Steve Eisman and Michael Burry and the young men at Cornwall Capital each made tens of millions of dollars for themselves, of course. Greg Lippmann was paid $47 million in […]

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