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The damage done by inequality

May 30, 2021 - 16:05 -- Admin

The great advantage of having retired, is the time and opportunity it provides to see how things could be improved. The first observation relates to the ability to compare progress – or otherwise – over time. One unfortunate example is the very obvious increase in inequality. I can remember, back in the UK in the…

A message to Quiet Australians®

May 29, 2021 - 14:33 -- Admin

Lies, corruption and incompetence are the new normal In a world awash with psychopathic tyrants, kleptocrats, killers and loons such as Trump, Putin, Bolsinaro, Netanyahu, Erdoğan et al and their hordes of grifting toadies it is still so very easy to loathe a comparative non-entity, a vapid mediocrity and serial underachiever like Smirkin’ Scotty Morrison.…

The Dominic Cummings Show

May 28, 2021 - 14:05 -- Admin

The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee. For seven hours, Cummings unleashed salvo after salvo against his former boss and the government coronavirus response. Boiling down some points of the Cummings show: there was a failure on the part of…

In The Third Person

May 28, 2021 - 11:25 -- Admin

THE WRITER sits down in front of his keyboard and muses over what subject to weave words around. He temporarily comes up blank. He stands up, goes to the kitchen, and makes a coffee. Sipping it he stares out the window and looks down the valley to the ocean in the far distance. He imagines…

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How It All Went Wrong: The Global Response to COVID-19

May 27, 2021 - 11:44 -- Admin

The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was never likely to hand down a rosy report with gobbets of praise. Organised by the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last May, the panel’s gloomy assessment was grim: the COVID-19 pandemic could have been avoided. Almost nothing in the main report could be seen…

You are being manipulated much more than you think

May 27, 2021 - 06:00 -- Admin

… Continued from Part 2 These are the days of two incomes, a decline in marriage with more divorce, bigger houses, and empty hearts. And a proliferation of kids with single parents. Because they mistakenly believe they have ownership of righteousness, churches manipulate people into believing that love and morality are exclusively a religious domain. They…