Articles from THE BLOT REPORT
From our Taiwan correspondent
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
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
Corruption Galore 2
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
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.
Wednesday, January 15, the Science Minister, Karen Andrews, will convene a
roundtable meeting of scientists to develop a response to the “devastating and
surprising” bushfire catastrophe1.
How Murdoch editors lie
In response to the opprobrium heaped on The
Australian for their constant climate change denialism now that climate change
is blindingly obvious to all but halfwits, one or other of the supposed editors
of this Murdoch rag have tried to justify their behaviour in an editorial in which
they deny their denialism1.