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How Murdoch ‘ruperters’ operate 30

November 7, 2021 - 08:45 -- Admin

Recidivist ‘ruperter’, Sophie Elsworth is the national personal finance writer and columnist for News Corp. She has been whining about the Victorian government’s handling of its Covid-19 outbreaks for well over a year1,2.

However, she never seems to complain about the federal government’s incompetence, which was manifest even before the pandemic arrived on our shores and has continued subsequently3. 

Morrison, the petulant child

November 6, 2021 - 09:36 -- Admin

In an impromptu interview with Australian reporters at the G20 in Rome, French President Emmanuel Macron was asked if he thought Morrison had lied to him over the cancellation of a submarine contract in September. The French President’s reply was damning. He said: “I don’t think, I know.”1

How antivaxxers lie

November 5, 2021 - 09:23 -- Admin

Anti-vaxxers (anti-vaccination activists) will often try to tell you that the Covid-19 vaccine has killed thousands of people. In the most recent case, an antivaxxer tried to tell me that over 9,000 people in the US have died after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine and the truth (?) can be found in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The antivaxxers tend not to specify which vaccine nor any other details.

What’s the bet?

October 30, 2021 - 14:20 -- Admin

The Bureau of Meteorology has what is called it’s ‘ENSO Outlook’. It is an alert system for the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. In its design, it is like the fire danger indicators you see along Australian highways. However, theENSO version has, at one extreme, La Niña, and at the other, El Niño, with alert levels ranging from ‘inactive’ in the middle to ‘watch’ to left or right and ‘alert’ as we get closer to those extremities1.

Coalition politicians don’t care about their children

October 28, 2021 - 09:09 -- Admin

The Coalition parties have been in government for over 8 years and in that time have carefully avoided having any plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, the price on carbon, introduced by the Gillard government and very effective at reducing emissions, was repealed by the Coalition. This is mostly because of halfwits like Tony Abbott, Craig Kelly, George Christensen, Keith Pitt, Matt Canavan, James Paterson, Tim Wilson, Barnaby Joyce, Scott Morrison1, and numerous others.