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NEWS PAPER OR MEDIA ARTICLES, ANYTHING INTERESTING
rlane
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The bridge at 4.40

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mullokintyre
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From the creators of extinction rebellion cames THIS

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A Cambridge academic has called for the extinction of humanity to save the planet while noting that white, male, heterosexuals are to blame for all the world’s woes.

In her new book The Ahuman Manifesto, Professor Patricia MacCormack argues that the only way to prevent ecological disaster is to begin “gradually phasing out reproduction.”

Speaking to CambridgeshireLive, Professor MacCormack made it clear who would be first on the evolutionary chopping block.

“The basic premise of the book is that we’re in the age of the Anthropocene, humanity has caused mass problems and one of them is creating this hierarchal world where white, male, heterosexual and able-bodied people are succeeding, and people of different races, genders, sexualities and those with disabilities are struggling to get that,” she said.

According to CambridgeshireLive’s Alistair Ryder, despite literally calling for the entire human species to be wiped out, the book has a “joyful and optimistic tone.”

Ok, then.

MacCormack said her ideas were first inspired by her interest in “feminism and queer theory.” Imagine my shock.

The professor also wants to completely dismantle religion, although whether that would extend to her own beliefs is unclear.

MacCormack appears in a YouTube video entitled ‘Performing the Occult’ in which she discusses the crucial topic of “vulvic deamonitalia.”

She also featured in a DVD called Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide, in which she reviews a movie called The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, which is about an “exploited Aboriginal Australian” who commits a massacre in the name of racial justice.

“Hats off to Morticia for cutting to the chase,” writes Dave Blount. “Worship of the other, hatred for your kind is at the core of liberal ideology. This has inevitably led to support for open boarders, Affirmative Action, anti-Americanism, et cetera. It leads to wanting humanity exterminated just as inevitably. A liberal who doesn’t want the human race to die out has not thought matters through.”


I would suggest that the earnest academic do her theory and the rest of the world a great service by being one of the first to remove herself completely from this toxic society.

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mullokintyre
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From Truth Theory

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For a long time, scientists have known that certain types of fungi are attracted to radiation, and can actually help to break down and neutralize radiation in certain environments. The radioactive site of the abandoned Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant has acted as a real-life laboratory in many ways over the years, giving researchers a look into the physical impact that radiation has on plant and animal life.

In 1991, while a team of researchers was searching the Chernobyl area remotely with robots, they noticed black-spotted fungi growing on the walls of one of the nuclear reactors. They also observed that the fungi appeared to be breaking down radioactive graphite from the core itself. The fungi also seemed to be growing towards the source of the radiation, as if it was attracted to it.
Follow up research in 2007, at the University of Saskatchewan found that different types of fungi are attracted to radiation. A team led by Professor Ekaterina Dadachova observed that some types of fungi grew more rapidly when exposed to radiation.

The three species that were tested were Cladosporium sphaerospermum, Cryptococcus neoformans and Wangiella dermatitidis, all of which grew faster when exposed to radiation. The scientists believe that since these species had large amounts of the pigment melanin, it allows them to absorb things like radiation and convert it into chemical energy for growth.

Another follow-up study, in which eight species collected from the Chernobyl area were sent to the International Space Station (ISS) began in 2016, but has yet to be published. Scientists are eagerly awaiting the results of the study, considering that the samples are being exposed to between 40 and 80 times more radiation than they would here on Earth. If this study is successful, experts hope that the knowledge gained can be used to produce drugs that could protect astronauts from radiation on long-term missions. It has also been suggested that the results of this study could lead to the development of fungi-based cancer treatments.


The kinda science I love, unexpected, reproducible and interesting.
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In Reply To: mullokintyre's post @ Feb 4 2020, 02:23 PM

I know a lot's changed since the Keynesian days when I studied economics BUT . .monetary policy seems to have done a good job of stuffing things up.

Why the RBA would contemplate running interest rates down to near zero is beyond my comprehension. If it's a race to the bottom they don't stand a chance against Madame Lagarde.






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mullokintyre
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Mr Market liked it.
AUD up .4% after the announcement.
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mullokintyre
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Oz rates on hold, at 0.75%.
Markets are pricing in a 50% chance of cut in March.
Can't see it happening myself, all the other rate cuts have done SFA, what on earth makes people think another rate cut will make any difference?
fromABC News
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Have just had a couple of weeks in NZ. It might be my imagination, but I came back with the impression that New Zealanders have a much more relaxed attitude, are not shouting about doom and gloom and the world coming to an end, they are working pretty happily and enjoying their weekends.
Kids are allowed to play on trees and equipment that they can fall out of. School playgrounds are open at weekends, you don’t see police very often, traffic doesn’t have many maniacs, they have power boat races on a lake without crowds of protestors, bike riders and motor vehicles seem to accommodate each other, coffee shops and restaurants are happy and pleasant.
Maybe living on the Shaky Isles make them more relaxed.
When we came back to Oz I felt immediately battered by everyone shouting and being unhappy and wanting to change everything (to suit themselves).
Maybe more Kiwis work and can’t be bothered with stupid meaningless slogans and demands.
Good luck to the NZers.

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In Reply To: mullokintyre's post @ Feb 3 2020, 12:37 PM

There are also potentially large numbers of innocent “news” readers being exploited by predatory writers and penny-pinching publishers who don’t value proper journalism any more. A momentary headline is all that’s wanted. These fake news writers have to “publish or perish “ , and they know they’ll be accepted if they have something sensational or controversial. Simply doesn’t matter if it’s rubbish.
Unfortunately the standards of The Australian have fallen considerably.
Of course the words “children “ and “sexual exploitation “ are perennial favourites of cheap publications.

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mullokintyre
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I am sure that some readers on the Share scene reckon I am a bit unfair sometimes picking on the ABC, but stories like the one below really aggravate me.

From The ABC

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Child Next Door report paints grim picture of exploitation, trafficking in Queensland

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A report from a child safety expert has prompted a warning that potentially large numbers of young people could be being exploited by sexual predators in Queensland.

The operative words are "potentially" and "could".
Not are or have been, but potentially and could.

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Paul Morton, who works for the organisation that commissioned the report, Integrated Family and Youth Services (IFYS), said it was difficult to know exactly how many young people were being exploited or abused because so many were too frightened to seek support or justice.

"We're talking potentially dozens, if not 100 young people that are involved in it," he said.


So, the headline suggests there is a big problem in exploitation and trafficking in Queensland. The body of the report says there is no data, but everyone suspects its bad.
I have no wish to downplay the problems of child exploitation, but this is crap.
If the same sort of language were to be used about a resource company (say CDU), we would all be extremely suspicious.

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mullokintyre
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From the Australian


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Labor frontbencher Mark Dreyfus sparked the Attorney-­General’s Department’s push for Tony Abbott and the Australian organiser of last year’s Conservative Political Action Conference to register as agents of foreign ­influence.

In a meeting with senior representatives of the department’s integrity and security division on July 22, Mr Dreyfus encouraged officials to examine whether the three-day CPAC event held in ­August would trigger registration requirements under the government’s Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme. The exchange is revealed in documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws and has triggered fresh claims that Labor sought to use the scheme to “censor the free speech” of political rivals, a move that threatened “Australia’s democracy and national security”.

It has also stoked fears from conservatives that senior bureaucrats were “conspiring in secret with the Labor Party” to pursue the ALP’s opponents rather than using the scheme to identify more pressing threats to the national ­interest.

An internal document from the Attorney-General’s Department, obtained by free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, states that Mr Dreyfus, Labor’s legal affairs spokesman, “queried the application of the scheme to foreign political organisations holding events in ­Australia”.

“He specifically raised the upcoming Conservative Political ­Action Conference (CPAC) to be held in Sydney on 9-11 August 2019, as an example of an event that may trigger registration obligations under the scheme and asked what the department planned to do about it,” the document says.
Following Mr Dreyfus’s intervention, the department wrote on August 2 to the event’s Australian organiser, Andrew Cooper, whose not-for-profit group LibertyWorks co-hosted CPAC with the American Conservative Union.
Mr Cooper was asked to register under the scheme and later, in October, became the first person under the scheme who was ­ordered to hand over documents and threatened with jail time.

The department sent a separate letter to Mr Abbott on August 8, asking him to register because he was scheduled to speak at CPAC.

Both men rejected the requests, moves that challenged the integrity of the new foreign influence laws.
Mr Dreyfus has previously asked for investigations into a range of issues of political issues that could potentially advantage the Labor Party.

In October, he asked NSW police to probe how Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s office came to use incorrect figures in a political attack against Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore and whether a fake document had been created by Mr Taylor’s staff to mislead journalists. He also asked last March for an AFP investigation into whether the appointment of lawyer Jane Bell as a member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal by Mr Porter was aimed at influencing her push to win the Liberal preselection for the seat of Higgins in Victoria.


the last bit about asking AFP to investigate the motives behind the Jane Bell appointment was particularly stupid. As a lawyer, he would have known it was waste of time as the police would have absolutely no way of proving it true or false, and was just a political stunt.
Doesn't surprise me from Dreyfus, but the reaction of the highest levels of the Public Service does.
Surely they would have known that their actions would cause deep trouble, more for themselves than their targets.
perhaps that was their aim all along.

I am still waiting for the same group of unbiased public servants to pull the same stunt on the upcoming marxist Conference at Melbourne Uni.
Plenty of overseas speakers, including US activist and writer Nathaniel Flakin, Chicago protest organiser and anti-racist Todd St Hill would surely qualify as agents of influence.

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