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A jury heard all the evidence and the cross examinations of the witness by a very eminent and prominent legal practitioner.

After all that they concluded that Pell was guilty.

The high court decided on a technical aspect of the law - not the validity of the evidence. They didn't sit in on the cross examination which the jury did.


Simply means that those with an issue will now go straight for compensation rather than go through the courts for findings of guilt.

So are the conclusions of 12 fair men not now relevant?


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Yes, it may have been a technicality, but a pretty important one, namely that in any trial, the prosecutors have to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty as charged.

I always think back to the trial of Lindy Chamberlain.

the number of people that I thought I knew well who condemned here before the trial had even begun absolutely astounded me (even my own mother!!)..

The Jury in that case found her guilty on the evidence as presented, it's just that a lot of the prosecutors evidence was questionable to say the least.

Having had the unfortunate privilege of having to sit through a trial with 11 of my peers reinforced the fact that many people are driven by prejudice, ignorance, and lack logical thinking ability.


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From The Scotsman


It is the country that has turned cursing into something of an art form. Now a new TV documentary is set to reveal Scotlandâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s new claim to fame as the birthplace of the F-word.Experts say the origins of the profanity can be traced all the way back to the 16th century equivalent of a rap battle.


An account of a âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“flytingâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ duel between two poets, held in the collection of the National Library of Scotland, is said to be its first recorded use anywhere in the world.


The hour-long BBC Scotland programme, which airs on Tuesday, sees actress, singer and theatre-maker Cora Bissett trace the nationâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s long love affair with swearing and insults, despite the long-standing efforts of religious leaders to condemn it as a sin.In Scotland âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Contains Strong Language, they explore the Bannatyne Manuscript, one of the most important collections of medieval Scottish literature, which was compiled by the Edinburgh merchant George Bannatyne in 1568 when a plague struck the city and he was forced to stay at home.


The collection contains The Flyting Of Dunbar And Kennedy, an account by the poet William Dunbar of a duel with Walter Kennedy, said to have been conducted in Edinburgh before the court of King James IV of Scotland in around 1500.


In the documentary, which will go out on the BBC Scotland channel at 10pm, Dr Kopaczyk describes how Bannatyneâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s collection describes âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“some very juicy languageâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ and points out that one of insults traded between the two poets was the phrase âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“wan fukkit funling.âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ


The first bit of grafiti f-bomb was ironically penned during a plague lockdown.

How appropriate.



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Can't wait until people start quoting Krugman and the other MMT supporters as to why they don't have to pay back their bank loans, car loans, debts to the ATO ....

Geez, you could even say your rent on a house is a "loan", nd therefore you don't have to pay it back!

Looking good.


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The difference between shareholders and investors ....

AirBNB is one of theose companies where the "experts' readily admit that it is unlikely to ever make a profit.

So why would you invest int?

Certainly as a shareholder it seems like pissing your money up against the wall.

However, as an investor, there is a way to make money out of airbnb.

From The OZ


Airbnb has agreed to pay its new investors interest of more than 10 per cent and to strengthen its leadership in return for the $US1bn in additional funding announced on Monday, according to people familiar with the matter.


The investors will also get warrants that can be converted into shares with a valuation for the company of $US18bn, a drop of almost half since Airbnbâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s last fundraising in 2017.


The terms of the financing, which havenâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢t been previously reported, show the distress the homesharing company is under due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Airbnb said on Monday that it raised $US1bn in funding from private equity firms Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners to bolster its finances, after the coronavirus pandemic up-ended its business model.


The San Francisco-based company had also had preliminary discussions with several investors about raising more capital, a person close to the negotiations said.


Airbnb had planned to start trading publicly this year. Instead, it has raised money privately at a lower valuation than the $US31bn price tag of its last 2017 fundraising round, sources said.

10% for your money, must be considered one hell of a risk


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Like most Chinese people we are very obedient. We listen to what the government and media say. That's why we didn't take preventive measures. We had no idea it would develop so quickly.




no idea of this shit developed so fast????????? most of normal peoples around world all have no ideas !!


soon enough every group of peoples around world will start to trade barbs, finger pointing , blame....eg.. :B):


to me

this virus promotes dictatorship from chinese commies to trumpie to scomo's

they used one thing " fear of death from every day people".



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