As a holder of a NSW Seniors Card, I opted in to receive “special offers”. Most of these offers revolve around buying bulk wine via various “wine clubs”. Such offers get ignored, as do the few other offers which tend to be for deals on utilities. But yesterday, upon receiving […]
While Moaner Lisas and Sad Sackers Kids of spoilers and detractors Turn around and say good morning to the night For unless they see the sky But they can’t and that is why They know not if it’s dark outside or light with apologies to Bernie and Elton… Moaner Lisas […]
The Japanese government seems determined to hold the Games this summer — no matter the cost. Source: Opinion | Why does Japan insist on holding the Olympics? – The Washington Post
It is now well understood that this pandemic has exposed the weaknesses in our ecomonic systems as well as in our supporting infrastructure. It was also understood early in the year that some form of temporary UBI would be needed. The call now is to make these temporary measures permanent. […]
Western democracies, and as far as can be ascertained, most closed societies, despite knowing more pandemics would come, failed not only to build on existing preparedness, but actually cut funding, This happened in Australia under the Abbott government who cut funding to the CSIRO and its Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong (now named The Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness).
The fake news being spread about the virus is doing just as much, if not more damage than the virus itself (notwithstanding the deaths). The virus will eventually run its course. The damage done by the campaigns of disinformation, gleefully published as legit news by the Murdoch empire and friends and spread even further via social media, will leave a more lasting and damaging scar on the public psyche.