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A world of COVID-19

May 15, 2020 - 09:24 -- Admin

Although it is very
early in the COVID-19 pandemic and it is a long way from being over, the
figures from the go-to source, the Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus
Resources Centre1, are dependent on sources which are in turn
dependent on to what governments are prepared to admit. While most democracies
are relatively open compared to dictatorships of various persuasions, there are

Natural selection by COVID-19

May 13, 2020 - 13:47 -- Admin

selection is the mechanism which was shown to drive evolution by Charles Darwin
and Alfred Russell Wallace, and was explained in great detail in Darwin’s book ‘The
Origin of Species’ which was published in 1859. How it works is fairly simple to
understand, although it is often cloaked in jargon. Simply put, in natural selection, genetic mutations that are
beneficial to an individual’s survival make them more likely to survive and reproduce.

From our Taiwan correspondent

May 9, 2020 - 10:58 -- Admin

This is an interesting
personal insight from Taiwan from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. To
put this in perspective, Taiwan has a population of just under 24 million, only
slightly less than Australia’s 25 million; At the time of writing, Taiwan has
432 recorded COVID-19 cases1, while Australia has 6,7992;
Taiwan has had 6 deaths1, while Australia has had 942.
Our Taiwan correspondent reports:

The blobs are getting bigger

May 7, 2020 - 11:14 -- Admin

Ever since the self-imposed
isolation caused by the rampant COVID-19 pandemic, I have been addicted to the Johns
Hopkins University coronavirus website1. It gives relatively
up-to-date statistics for most, if not all, of the countries on the planet with
regard to their number of COVID-19 cases and the number of deaths. There is
also a running total of the world’s cases and the number of dead. It centres

The madness of Chris Kenny

May 1, 2020 - 14:43 -- Admin

Most people are aware
of the bizarre ecosystem that exists on Sky After Dark (SAD) with all sorts of
fruitcakes reinforcing their mutual divorcement from reality. I have
occasionally written about the nuttier efforts some of these Murdoch lunatics
have perpetrated on their listeners, with the three stooges (Dean, Panahi and
Morrow) featuring prominently, particularly for their inability to even have a

Corruption Galore 2

April 30, 2020 - 11:47 -- Admin

This is the second in
what will probably end up being a series of lists providing a brief overview (with
links to more detailed explanations) of the corruption of the federal Coalition
Government. Given that the first list was a compilation from several sources, and
was published here on March 8, 20201, the fact that compiling this
second list has taken less than two months is testament to the rampant

Sustainability misuse

January 25, 2020 - 09:39 -- Admin

I had a short conversation
online a couple of days ago, where the others arguing against me were asserting
that it was more important to indulge in innovation than to have
sustainability. I tried to convince them that sustainability was all that
mattered and without it, any innovation or anything else would be pointless.
They could not be convinced. This got me thinking about the meaning of words
and how people’s understanding of words varies.

The Boycotting of Murdoch

January 21, 2020 - 08:41 -- Admin

Australia under the
Liberal and National parties has generally become a corporatocracy1,
where the only entities of consequence are corporations and those state bodies
that are needed to ensure their unhindered survival: the police, ASIO, judiciary
and, of course, a purchased government. The government are mostly a means for
corporations to pass legislation they want, whether it be for damaging unions,