Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

the super-nuz is dead...

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When a news network based in India or a newspaper based in Nigeria or Hong Kong can be held in the same high regard as The New York Times or the Financial Times, we will know that we have succeeded in eradicating global white privilege in the media.

 

In the Western liberal tradition, the media is deemed to have a critical role in speaking truth to power, exposing injustices and scandals, and even seeking notoriety to attract eyeballs.

FREEING JULIAN ASSANGE would be a good start...

democracydemocracy President Joe Biden will convene a ”virtual Summit for Democracy” in December – a brave and foolish move, given the political paralysis and discord in the US.

 

we're for you, from next sunday...

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Water crashing through New York subways, extreme wildfires tearing through California, Greece and Australia’s own black summer: All media companies, but especially those with populist and tabloid voices, know the power of these images in a world dealing with the catastrophic impact of climate change.

 

News Corp Australia’s decision to end its long-standing editorial hostilitytowards carbon-reduction policies and advocate for the world’s leading economies to hit net zero emissions by 2050 is welcome, but lags far behind a broader shift in the business community and among voters.

pfizzle in yobboland...

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The Health Minister's office didn't meet Pfizer executives to negotiate a vaccine purchase until a fortnight after the USA and UK had already signed supply deals for COVID-19 vaccines, despite the pharmaceutical giant repeatedly advising the federal government to show urgency.

failing to commit to meaningful change....

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The national women's safety summit has ended in a political stoush, with some state ministers backing critics of the federal government who argue it has failed to address violence towards women.

the road to damascus for uncle rupe...

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Power and money: That’s all the old boss cares about (“Climate change shift at News Corp is long overdue”, September 7). On climate it’s a misinformation juggernaut: it divides countries, states, workplaces and families – even his own – and it sells. Everybody fights and he’s already picked his side. Blessed is the country without Rupert Murdoch – like New Zealand.

 Sue Young, Bensville

 

father's day...

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison is under fire for accepting exemptions for a Father’s Day trip to Sydney to see his family, with Labor accusing him of “appalling judgment” after crossing borders with the nation’s two biggest states in hard lockdowns.

“You’ve got to have the same rules for people,” former opposition leader Bill Shorten said on Tuesday.

Mr Morrison has been in Canberra for several weeks as federal parliament sat in the capital.

ice-cream war...

tip...tip...Ben & Jerry’s decision to suspend its operations in the occupied Palestinian West Bank is an event that is proving critical to Palestinian efforts, which ultimately aim at holding Israel accountable for its military occupation, apartheid and war crimes. 

 

By responding to the Palestinian call for boycotting apartheid Israel, the ice cream giant has delivered a blow to Israel’s attempts at criminalizing and, ultimately, ending the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. 

 

 

‘New Form’ of Ice Cream ‘Terrorism’: How Ben & Jerry’s Has Exposed Israel’s Anti-BDS Strategy

 

back in 2009...

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ON THE AFTERNOON of October 9, 2009, President Barack Obama met with his top generals, Cabinet officials, and his vice president to hash out strategy for the war in Afghanistan. Earlier that morning, Obama learned he’d been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The war in Afghanistan was now eight years old, and Obama had campaigned on the idea that the Bush administration’s effort there had been headed in the wrong direction.

 

By  at The Intercept

 

protecting the right to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate...

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Lorraine Finlay’s appointment as Human Rights Commissioner is yet another attack from the Coalition on the commission’s independence.

 

the pandemic that changed the course of history...

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Nearly 520 years ago, a pandemic changed the course of history. Arthur — the elder brother of future King Henry VIII — died suddenly in April 1502, most likely from the “English sweat sickness” (a highly dangerous pandemic infection at the time), at the age of 15, barely 20 weeks after his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Arthur was supposed to become the next king...

 

The death of Arthur being so swift, it is unlikely he died from Tuberculosis as some people have suggested. The “English sweat sickness” is thus the most likely culprit. Even his sister, Mary Tudor Queen of France, also caught the disease but survived, somewhat very weakened...

 

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the battle within the CP religious publication...

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As a rabid atheist (GOD DOES NOT EXIST), Gus Leonisky is fascinated by the dilemmas faced by Christians, especially the extreme “evangelicals”. I thus read a few Christian websites, I keep an eye on the ludicrous bible verses (less these days as I know where to find the conflict of ideas) and keep an eye upon the religious hypocrisy that filters morality into restrictive political opinions. I have exposed a few of these “hypocrites” or “moralisators” that will take you around the paddock with circular arguments, in which the "love from god” features as icing-sugar on top of turdy arguments. 

 

One of the latest blooming idiotic article by Michael Brown at the Christian Post, a committed Trump voter, is about abortion…:

 

magical freedom from lockdowns...

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The COVID-19 pandemic felt for many of us like it came out of the blue, but scientists have long been sounding the alarm about a potential pandemic from a coronavirus.

We already had warnings with the SARS and MERS outbreaks, both caused by coronaviruses, and both spilled over from animals into humans. Given the way people continue to encroach on animal habitats, trade wildlife and eat bushmeat, it is increasingly likely that zoonotic diseases that come from animals will cause future pandemics.

of the importance of measurements...

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Aswan, at approximately 24 degrees north latitude, lies very near the Tropic of Cancer (23°27′ N), and at this latitude, near the time of the summer solstice, the Sun is (roughly) 90 degrees above the horizon at noon...

 

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Around 245 BC, when Eratosthenes was in his 30s, he was working as a librarian in the famous Library of Alexandria in Egypt.

He read about a water well in the city of Syene (modern-day Aswan in southern Egypt).

At midday every summer solstice, the sun would shine directly down into the well, illuminating the water at the bottom - but casting no shadow on the walls of the well.

they are experienced from one exit to another...

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The prime minister says "nearly 16,000 people" have been evacuated from Afghanistan in an operation that was "was planned and prepared for months".

Mr Johnson also said if the Taliban political figures wanted engagement with the West, they would have to prioritise safe passage for those that want to leave.

 

See more: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-politics-58426588

 

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