Oz Blog News Commentary

Articles from THE BLOT REPORT

As thick as the come

August 28, 2020 - 11:38 -- Admin

Craig Kelly has been the subject of derision
here before. His opinion that ancient photos are a reliable measure of sea level
rise1, and that Pacific atolls float on the ocean2, and
that climate change is not happening3, were astonishing. However, the
stupidity continues.

Hypocrisy round trip

August 25, 2020 - 08:38 -- Admin

It is always useful to
see how far politics has sunk in Australia when you look at the response from
one major party when a member of the other major party is caught with their
fingers in the till, and then seeing how the first reacts when a member (or
members) of their own party is caught doing the same thing. The fact that
members of either major party get caught undertaking such nefarious activities

Prime Minister for announcements

August 21, 2020 - 08:22 -- Admin

Scientists all over the world are
attempting to develop a vaccine for SARS-Cov2, the virus that causes Covid-19,
which, at the time of writing, has infected just over 22,638,000 people and
killed 792,106 of them1. One of the most promising vaccines,
apparently, is being developed at Oxford University, and the Covid-19 vaccine trial is being run by the
Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine Group. The team, who started work on

A lack of leadership

August 18, 2020 - 08:46 -- Admin

New Zealand had its first confirmed
Covid-19 case on February 26th, 2020. This case was a person who had
arrived from Iran, and their diagnosis was announced publicly on February 28th.
By that time the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had already announced (February
2) a ban on travellers from mainland China. By March 5th, the first case of
community transmission was demonstrated from the person who had returned from

How Murdoch ‘ruperters’ operate 24

August 11, 2020 - 09:20 -- Admin

Sophie Elsworth is the
‘national personal finance writer and columnist’ for News Corp according to her
own profile on Twitter1. She has published in the most egregious of
the Murdoch rags: The Daily Bellylaugh, The Hun and The Australian. This
morning (10/8/2020), it was announced by the Victorian Government that over the
last 24 hours, it had detected 322 new Covid-19 cases, and 19 people had died2.

Major misapprehension

August 10, 2020 - 09:10 -- Admin

There are many stupid
people in all countries; after all, the bell curve of intelligence (whatever
that is) demonstrates that 50% of the population are of below average
intelligence. However, it has confused me greatly that some 60+ million people
in the US could vote for Donald Trump to become president when perhaps as many
people could clearly see that he was at best an amoral charlatan and a
pathological liar1,2  who probably

Toy soldiers

August 5, 2020 - 14:12 -- Admin

The second amendment to the United States Constitution

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary
to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms,
shall not be infringed.”1

This was passed by Congress on September 25th,
1789 and was ratified on December 15, 17911. At that time the most
sophisticated weapons of war were musket and cannon.