Wednesday 4th of August 2021

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misogyny on toast...

msms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only female Prime Minister of Australia was Julia Gillard. By crook and by crock, she hung in there, pilloried by the media  — the right media for her doing too much and the left media for her not doing enough — hated by her jealous colleagues, loathed by the “Liberals” (CONservatives), twisted and thrown out in a chaff bag by the taxi drivers listening to Alan Jones, hated by pseudo-“lefty” commentariators such as Mike Carlton.

 

senseless religious census...

censuscensus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the past 100 years Australians have been asked to identify their religion in the census.

Yet the seemingly simple question - what is the person’s religion? - is increasingly contentious.

Researchers know some respondents will answer based on their religious beliefs (or lack thereof), while others will answer based on cultural identity.

 

going into battle...

scarlettscarlett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actress Scarlett Johansson on Thursday sued the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming of the Marvel superhero movie Black Widow at the same time it played in movie theaters. Her lawyers allege that this breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.

I spy with my little pegasus...

Pegasus: A terrifying weapon of total surveillance

spywarespyware 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Human rights violations, mass surveillance, espionage, and the geopolitical crisis. The Pegasus case is therefore far from just another "spy case". It is a real democratic scandal at all levels, which poses major questions about the place of civil society in our democracies and the role that we accept to give to new technologies in our lives. “

 

Les crises: https://www.les-crises.fr/pegasus-une-arme-terrifiante-de-surveillance-totale/

 

thrones...

juanitajuanita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the early 1970s, after I landed at Circular Quay as a 20-buck migrant — an event not found in the e-record of the Australian government — there were a few events I remember clearly. First, one could not avoid seeing the New South Wales government was corrupt to the core and many things happened to indicate this state of affairs. Barrett’s funny novels seems to have been based on the sorry sagas of the times…

 

 

democracy for idiots...

ray et al.ray et al.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democracy is simple: one person — one vote…

 

Then it becomes complicated. Who to vote for? Have we been influenced by various idiots to vote for a particular idiot? Do we toss a coin? Do we really know what we’re doing? Do THEY know what the’re doing? Is the price of fish slightly sarcastic? Should we beat the hell out of politicians like in the pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, to make sure they work for us, not for them? 

 

back to the bastille...

CHCH                 

bourgeois plumbers

plumbersplumbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"let's blame" trump once more...

eviction...eviction...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in tune with the bits of the universe...

universeuniverse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

smoking as a non-profit activity?...

gary johnsgary johns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Voices, an initiative by Pro Bono Australia and the Human Rights Law Centre, has found civil society organisations are feeling pressured to take a more cautious approach to advocacy in order to sustain and protect their other functions and services.

The research, carried out by academics at the University of Melbourne and launched on Tuesday, set out to examine how public debate and advocacy has evolved over a decade and whether NGO perceptions of their capacity to participate in public debate has changed. 

 

the covid dilemma...

covidcovid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) has spread across the world. As of 4 July 2021, more than 183 million confirmed cases of covid-19 have been recorded worldwide, and more than 3.97 million deaths have been reported by the World Health Organization .1 

 

 

of bows and arrows...

subssubs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost 10 years ago to the day, on June 10, 2011, under the headline “Not a single submarine seaworthy”, Cameron Stewart reported: “For the first time in a generation, Australia does not have a single submarine available to defend the nation today.

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