Lies And Deceptions That Control Our Lives
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The Voice Referendum – As The Dust Settles
Because The Voice referendum was politicised, it was always going to be polarizing. The proposal was also destined to fail from the moment that it was politicised, because Australians generally don’t trust politicians.
Recently, I received my official referendum booklet. It outlined the arguments for and against the proposal.
Outlining the NO arguments from parliamentarians, it was clear their job was easy. By its very nature, they were negative. Maybe they were valid. Maybe they were rhetoric. They certainly gave pause for thought
US President Joe Biden has declared the pandemic is over. I guess that means we’re in a post-pandemic world, now. And we get to cope with the aftermath of the pandemic. I get quite upset when I hear about problems that result from SARS-CoV-2. This is not just hospitalisations and deaths from the disease, nor just side-effects – including deaths. 9min49
Some studies show that they stop or slow infection rates. Others show they do not. Some studies show they are effective in preventing transmission. Others show they are not. It is important to recognise that many studies are conducted by people who are paid by entities with a vested interest in the outcome. 6min41
Are Electric Vehicles Good For The Environment? No. Let’s not kid ourselves. Are they driving us towards a cleaner environment than conventional vehicles? That’s not so easy to answer. Electric vehicles (EV’s) are powered by electricity. They produce no pollutants when powering the electric motor. 15min05
They make very little noise. It is this quality, initially seen by many as a good thing, that has become an acute concern for safety campaigners, who fear that the rising number of electric vehicles constitutes a silent menace. 4min49
Climate Action Now! The headline screams from the yellow corrugated plastic signs that adorn letterboxes and wheelie bins around the neighbourhood. If their appearance is any indication, there are a lot of people around Adelaide, South Australia, very concerned about there being a climate crisis. They believe the crisis is real. And they want something done about it. 21min28
I have been keeping half an eye on what is happening in the US around a lawsuit issued by 2 State Attorneys General revealing that the Biden administration and Big Tech colluded to suppress the First Amendment rights of Americans. Right there, we’re talking about a body blow to democracy. 12min27
I think people, generally, don’t like to admit mistakes. You might disagree with my generalisation, so rather I’ll say some people don’t like to admit mistakes. And the larger the mistake, the less comfortable they are about admitting them.
This applies to organizations, too. Of course, the larger the organisation, the easier it is to cover up the mistake. At least for a while. That is due, in part, to resources available to deploy in covering up. 8min59
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