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As predicted

December 3, 2022 - 08:16 -- Admin

At the recent Victorian election, premier Daniel Andrews led the Labor Party to a victory, retaining majority government1. After it became clear, from assorted opinion polls, that it was unlikely the Liberal Party would win the election, and when that indeed came to pass, assorted cookers asserted that the election was fraudulent2.

Mammut, not Mammuthus

December 1, 2022 - 08:26 -- Admin

A funny thing happened on the social media site, Mastodon. Someone made a comment about the name of the site and illustrated not a Mastodon, but a Mammoth. This was pointed out to them by someone in the know. How you tell the difference, I didn’t know, so I thought I’d have a crack at finding out, as well as how they relate to modern elephants.

Jumping off the bird

November 29, 2022 - 08:54 -- Admin

While many people steer clear of Twitter for various reasons, some of which are due to the mainstream media’s constant whining about how it is a ‘sewer’. This is mainly because there are some people on Twitter who consume the mainstream media intently, and they are so experienced that they can spot bullshit very easily, and are not afraid to call it out, often directly to the journalists who spout the said bullshit.

Murdoch’s malignance

November 28, 2022 - 09:07 -- Admin

As mentioned in a previous item here, the behaviour of the Murdoch media during the Victorian election was the most appalling I have seen in my few decades of watching politics and the media’s reporting of it1. 

As expected

November 27, 2022 - 11:20 -- Admin

As expected, the cookers whose favoured conspiracy theorists did not get elected in yesterday’s Victorian election have started their whining about the election process stating that it was fraudulent. I must admit I was surprised that they didn’t simply come out with the Trumpesque ‘stop the steal’ with which their fellow cookers in the US are so enamoured.

The Murdoch method in Australia

November 23, 2022 - 08:32 -- Admin

Victoria’s opposition leader, Matthew Guy, and his former chief of staff have, Mitch Catlin have been the subject of an investigation by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) over allegations that they had tried to circumvent the state’s political donation laws1. Guy has repeatedly said he and the Liberal party have fully cooperated with the electoral commission and denied exploiting a legal loophole to stymie the probe until after the state election2.

Running AMOC

November 20, 2022 - 07:19 -- Admin

A scientific paper by researchers at the University of New South Wale (UNSW), recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change, undertakes modelling of the weakening or collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)1.