Articles from THE BLOT REPORT
Got a phone call last week from a stressed son asking if we could see our way clear to provide some assistance due to severe illness in the family. About eight hours later we were providing that assistance: cooking, cleaning, walking a dog, entertaining a recovering toddler. Love conquers all.
Now that the date of the election has been called, and the Liberal Party has to actually pay for the election stunts and advertising of Morrison and his nearly invisible front bench1, the uncovering of rorts and corruption seems to have slowed.
Murdoch ‘ruperter’ Adam Creighton’s idiocy has been a source of amazement on this blog before, when he thought he was an epidemiologist1,2 and knew better than all epidemiologists how to deal with Covid-191. In addition, he was a spruiker for the Swedish model of dealing with Covid-19.
When I heard about this candidate, without her name initially being mentioned, I made the assumption that it was the same person I had written about before1. But it wasn’t that nutter, it was another nutter! She is Nicole Tobin, fortunately on the unwinnable number 6 spot on the LNP senate ticket in Queensland, and is a conspiracy theorist. She is also a teacher (!) from Cairns2, which is disturbing in itself.
There are many videos online showing Russian tanks, armoured personnel carriers, and assorted other vehicles being hit and destroyed by anti-tank weaponry, much of which is supplied to Ukraine by the UK and the US and sundry other NATO countries. Heavily armoured vehicles such as tanks are designed to be able to withstand the impact of armour-piercing rounds from other tanks. Top do this, Russian tanks have what is called explosive reactive armour (ERA).
After being shamed into attending the Glasgow COP26 climate conference late last year, rather than sending a minion, Morrison realised he had to have something to take to the conference, even if it was only a fig leaf. So his ‘idea’ was to have a net zero emissions target for 2050, rather than his never-never plan of ‘preferably by 2050’. As a consequence, he had to get the National Party to agree to something.