Category Archives: politics

A worthwhile cause

David Dungay had diabetes from an early age. He was arrested and put in jail. While there, he was murdered by the people responsible for his welfare. There is no softer way of saying it. If you want independent confirmation, … Continue reading

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Gas is gasping but follow the money

You will be interested in this hard-hitting bit of investigative journalism by Rebecca Leber. While solar is replacing coal and gas in electricity generation, electricity is replacing gas for hot water, temperature control, and cooking. And the gas industry is … Continue reading

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The truth about vaccinations

Renée DiResta campaigned for a law in California to make immunisation mandatory. She has therefore become an expert on the Anit-Vaxxer movement. Until COVID-19, the effects of this anti-science, conspiracy mindset were limited to pockets of local deadly infections such … Continue reading

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Proof: Murdoch lies on climate change

At the recent News Corp AGM, Rupert Murdoch told shareholders, “There are no climate change deniers around, I can assure you.” The activist group GetUp has commissioned research to examine the evidence. The study analysed 8,612 pieces of news, opinion, … Continue reading

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An essay contest to change Australia

Not that I am particularly ambitious. The two major political parties in Australia are the COALition and Labor, which is a washed-out version of the same. The real opposition is the Australian Greens. The two big mobs accept corporate donations, … Continue reading

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Yvonne Rowan on our times

Yvonne has sent me a message of such power that I feel the need of sharing it. Here is our relevant conversation: G’Day, Mate! The total idiocy of so many people makes me wonder how the human species has survived … Continue reading

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The rage of a punctured empty vessel

Bandy X. Lee is an expert on understanding violence. Before the 2016 US elections, she coordinated a book with a whole heap of other psychological experts to warn about the dangers of Donald Trump. Every one of the predictions in … Continue reading

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Two teenagers challenge the coal industry

And more power to them. They have found a new legal argument demonstrating that the environmental permission the Adani coal mine was given in 2015 was faulty, and must be repealed. You can read the report here. It is from … Continue reading

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Staying sane despite the news

An excellent, brief article in Huffington Post by Julia Ries gives you 7 measures I approve of for caring for your mental wellbeing in our insane times. That man I refuse to call a President has had extraordinary treatment unavailable … Continue reading

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A doctor’s heartfelt words

Please read this brief, passionate essay by Dr. Dipti Barot, a medical practitioner who is a shining example of the best of her profession. She is glad Trump caught COVID19, and exactly describes my reaction. My only hope is that … Continue reading

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