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Nutty numerologists

August 3, 2021 - 11:26 -- Admin

I saw a ‘discussion’ between online fruitcakes in which some bloke said that numerology was simply geometry, and that the numerals we use are somehow dependent on the number of angles in the written numeral. To make his point he mostly had to use bizarrely written numerals.

3AW: Radio for the stupid

August 1, 2021 - 13:06 -- Admin

When Gladys Berejiklian lied about nobody beating the Delta variant before, some people pointed this out well before I did. Unfortunately, nobody in the media scrum at the time did1. This is symptomatic of the lack of ability of so many journalists in Australia. As if to emphasise the incapability of those who call themselves journalists, Neil Mitchell has now raised this inability to a level that beggars belief.

Worse than lies

July 29, 2021 - 09:17 -- Admin

During Sydney’s belated and half-hearted lockdown in response to this current outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19, Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian said on July 22: “I don’t think everybody appreciates how contagious this strain is and how different it is from past strains”1. Just about everybody with a modicum of intelligence and an ability to read or hear the news has known that the Delta strain is very much more transmissible than previous strains.

Leaders? Where?

July 28, 2021 - 09:22 -- Admin

Former federal deputy chief medical officer, Dr Nick Coatsworth was interviewed on Sky News and in a response to the question ‘so who are the people to listen to, Nick?’ from Peter Stefanovic, he replied: “Well, I think when you hear your leaders speak; I mean, there’s a difference between experts and leaders, Pete.

Long covid

July 26, 2021 - 14:22 -- Admin

In daily briefings by politicians and their chief medical officers we usually hear a recital of the number of new cases, and how many were in quarantine, in isolation or were in the community while infectious. They also announce any deaths that may have occurred in the previous 24 hours. However, one factor which they do not and probably are unable to report is the number of people with what is termed ‘long covid’.

Out of the blue

July 25, 2021 - 14:52 -- Admin

Two days ago, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it was time the government “refocused” its rollout plan, and consider prioritising Pfizer doses for young people in Sydney’s hardest-hit areas. She also said: “I will be taking to National Cabinet … [asking] … that consideration be given to at least having more people having at least one dose of the vaccine, which reduces transmission.”1

The appalling Morrison

July 25, 2021 - 08:58 -- Admin

On June 28, Prime Minister Scott Morrison advocated that people under 60 should get the AstraZeneca vaccine, simply in an attempt to make the vaccine ‘strollout’ look like less of a shemozzle. As is common with most of those in government, the cost to the general populace is immaterial if Morrison believes that some benefit can accrue to him.