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As a father

February 21, 2021 - 13:57 -- Admin

Scott Morrison seemingly believes that it is only as a father of daughters that he could deal with the Parliament House rape allegations which made the news in recent days. Morrison said: “Jenny and I spoke last night and she said to me, ‘You have to think about this as a father first.

No care, no responsibility 3

February 19, 2021 - 15:12 -- Admin

This is the third in the series of comments1-2  on the embarrassing speech by Prime Minister Scott Morrison given at the Canberra Citizenship ceremony3. 

About half way through the speech, Morrison said:

“Today we reflect on how far we have come, but importantly we humbly acknowledge the work still ahead of us. We have risen above our brutal beginnings.”3

Did Morrison almost tell the truth?

February 17, 2021 - 18:51 -- Admin

As just about everyone in Australia knows, a young female staff-member, Brittany Higgins was raped in Parliament House after a night out with colleagues, which she had organised. Ms Higgins says she was raped by a colleague in then Minister for Defence Industry, Senator Reynolds’ ministerial office, where they both worked, in the early hours of Saturday, March 23, 20191.

Corruption galore 8

February 14, 2021 - 09:42 -- Admin

It is difficult to write something new when this is compilation No. 8 of the corruption that is endemic in the Liberal and National parties, both at a federal and state level. After compiling the first list in early March, 20201, I thought things would tail off almost completely. However, after the initial rush, rather than fading away, they seemed to settle down to a consistent level of criminality2-7.

No care, no responsibility 2

February 12, 2021 - 07:36 -- Admin

This is the second part of the commentary on Morrison’s Canberra Citizenship ceremony speech and follows the one about his abrogation of responsibility for quarantine and aged care1. As I said in that earlier effort, I attended the ceremony because someone I knew was becoming an Australian citizen. As part of this we had to suffer through a speech by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

In one part of his speech, he said:

The wet bulb

February 9, 2021 - 09:00 -- Admin

Humans need to keep their core temperature within certain limits. Too high (~40°C) and we die of hyperthermia; too low (~35°C) and we die of hypothermia. That is why when we exercise strenuously, we sweat. The evaporation of that sweat is the body’s way of attempting to cool itself. The effectiveness of that cooling depends how quickly that sweat evaporates. That depends mostly on how humid the air is, i.e. how much water vapour there is in it.