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How much for your life?

July 16, 2020 - 08:50 -- Admin

In August 1990, the
army of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded neighbouring Kuwait. The UN
Security Council demanded an immediate withdrawal of Iraqi troops, while a NATO
official said the aim of the sanctions which had been imposed by various
nations was ‘to cripple Iraq totally, chiefly by refusing to buy any of their

Scotty from Cobargo

July 13, 2020 - 10:28 -- Admin

The Eden-Monaro
by-election was held on Saturday, July 4th and it was won by the
Labor candidate, Kristy McBain, with a two-party preferred vote of about 50.4%1.
At such a by-election you expect to see corflutes and posters of the local
candidates adorning any vacant spaces on fences, nature strips and near voting
booths. However, this by-election was a little different. While McBain’s visage

Paedophiles, Coal and Jesus 2

July 12, 2020 - 09:35 -- Admin

only were conservatives foaming at the mouth about the conviction of Cardinal
George Pell for child sexual abuse, but also about the opprobrium heaped on St
Kevin’s college for attempting to cover up grooming of children1. In
addition they are horrified that those damned scientists would have the gall to
investigate what is causing the planet to heat up and lay the blame at the door

QAnon and Morrison

July 7, 2020 - 08:58 -- Admin

An odd group of conspiracy theorists has
sprung up, initially in the US. It is based on what its followers believe is
someone in the security services in the US, who leaves cryptic clues online,
that the aficionados spend countless hours attempting to decipher. This person
goes by the handle ‘Q’ and its followers term themselves QAnon. There is no
reason to believe that the person has anything to do with the security services,

Strange bedfellow

July 3, 2020 - 08:52 -- Admin

About three weeks ago,
I wrote a piece about the Liberal candidate for the Eden-Monaro by-election,
Fiona Kotvojs, specifically about how she, at Scott Morrison’s urging, spouted
the Liberal Party line about climate change; i.e. that they have always
believed in climate change and that humans are contributing to it1. As
I said at the time, this is the Liberals saying ‘we don’t really believe it,

Corruption galore 3

July 2, 2020 - 08:29 -- Admin

Only a couple of days after posting the second compilation
of the federal Coalition government’s numerous examples of corruption, I found
I had to start a third such compilation; such is the depth of their depravity1.

Latest on coronavirus transmission

June 28, 2020 - 18:34 -- Admin

Renyi Zhang, from
Texas A&M University, and colleagues have published a paper (June 11) in
the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA in which they determine
the dominant method of transmission of Covid-19. They analysed trends and
mitigation measures from January 23 to May 9 in three epicentres (Wuhan, Italy
and New York City). Covid-19 broke out in Wuhan in December 2019. The numbers of