“This isn’t an outcome-oriented workplace” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It’s kind of disheartening when the people who make our laws and have complete control of our commonwealth admit that their only goal is to get rid of the other side.

When The Sun-Herald and The Sunday Age invited federal MPs to attend a one-hour Zoom demonstration of what an empathy training course entails, five agreed – and their responses demonstrate exactly why we must change, not only our government but our whole system of governance.

Source: “This isn’t an outcome-oriented workplace” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison’s Vaccine March and Rollout – The Placebo Effect – » The Australian Independent Media Network

We were never going to meet anything close to Morrison’s vaccine march and rollout, as he arrogantly pronounced. It was foot in mouth disease, a muppet show. The European supply issue was totally predictable from early last year even when Morrison placed his solo order on behalf of Australia and backed it up with the one and only domestic manufacture of the same product.

Source: Morrison’s Vaccine March and Rollout – The Placebo Effect – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Most Australians support First Nations Voice to parliament: survey

Now, the 2021 Australian Constitutional Values Survey by CQUniversity and Griffith University shows over 60% of Australians remain in favour of a First Nations Voice to parliament in some form.

Source: Most Australians support First Nations Voice to parliament: survey

Georgia Governor Suggests Voters Waiting In Long Lines Order Uber Eats | HuffPost

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaks at a podium in front of a projected American flag.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday voters waiting in line in Georgia could order food from Grubhub or UberEats after a new state law criminalized offers of free food and water near polling stations.

“They can order a pizza,” Kemp said on the conservative cable news network Newsmax. “They can order Grubhub or UberEats, right?”

Source: Georgia Governor Suggests Voters Waiting In Long Lines Order Uber Eats | HuffPost

Ministerial phlebotomy: Evasion of the bleeding obvious – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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And as for sermonising desperate marketplace or ‘legal eagle’ politicians like Morrison and Hunt, they should just keep their ministerial phlebotomy and mouths shut on the subject, since if you have no empathy for others’ true-life experiences you are not going to learn them in a mandatory training module, just as you won’t learn ethics and how to manage ethical dilemmas from not listening to other people’s including women’s concerns. You just don’t have the goods, the prerequisite character and traits to learn it in the first place, other than pretending you do, yes, Mr Morrison I am speaking particularly to you.

Source: Ministerial phlebotomy: Evasion of the bleeding obvious – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Vaccine rollout: Government’s promises fact-checked, clarified

Scott Morrison got the Pfizer vaccine. Millions are still waiting for theirs.

 

 

 

To reach the government’s biggest goal of giving every Australian at least one shot of the two-dose vaccine by October, somewhere in the region of 140,000 to 190,000 shots will have to be administered every day from now.

Far from being “front of the queue” for vaccines, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison said last year, Australia’s rollout started later and is running slower than many comparable nations.

Mr Morrison protests that Australia’s rollout is going better than Germany, Japan and South Korea were at the same stage; health department secretary Brendan Murphy says plans are “going well”.

Under pressure from political opponents and medical experts over shifting vaccination figures, Mr Morrison stressed “circumstances change”, claiming it was “unwise” to expect a level of certainty.

But with deadlines missed and current targets looking shaky, let’s check back in on what the federal government had spruiked, and how those are going.

Source: Vaccine rollout: Government’s promises fact-checked, clarified

Why U.S. Republicans are now adopting Putin-style “managed” democracy | Salon.com

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Utilizing Putin’s playbook, Republicans make a mockery of free and fair elections. Putin, for his part, falsified election results and “managed” the electoral process by limiting who – and which parties – could actually stand for elections.

In contrast, U.S. Republicans do their “managing” a bit more obscurely, but even more harmfully for the whole idea of democracy. They are actively engaged in a campaign to disenfranchise voters from ethnicities and geographies that are not promising “hunting grounds” for the Republicans.

Source: Why U.S. Republicans are now adopting Putin-style “managed” democracy | Salon.com

Fossil-Fuel Firms Reaped Billions in COVID Tax Breaks—Then Laid Off Thousands of Workers – Mother Jones

A group of 77 companies took $8.2 billion, and almost all cut jobs.

Source: Fossil-Fuel Firms Reaped Billions in COVID Tax Breaks—Then Laid Off Thousands of Workers – Mother Jones

Latest; Breaking News Melbourne, Victoria | The Age

In Morrison’s world, he didn’t say what he said. The states and the federal government are getting along harmoniously, and criticism of the rollout doesn’t actually exist. What is the above, if not textbook gaslighting?

Source: Latest & Breaking News Melbourne, Victoria | The Age

Who am I? A quiz. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Have you been paying attention? They seek to rule not to serve. They presume to rule through divine indulgence. They craft their deity in their own image. Wealth is their measure of all worth. Self-enrichment is accepted as a legitimate pursuit of elected office. They claim their privilege as an inalienable birth right, gifted by their messiah in recognition of their innate merit. Dissent is intolerable.

Source: Who am I? A quiz. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thought- How Trump is Morrison

We keep saying we are the worlds best but the statistics say otherwise. Our COVI-19 death rate among those that contracted it is higher

Fighting Fake News with REAL 7/4/2021; Stop the Bullshit Scooter; The death rate among those that contracted Covid in Aus

Legal scholar Jennifer Taub on Trump as a symptom of America’s massive inequality | Salon.com

https://mediaproxy.salon.com/width/1200/https://media.salon.com/2021/04/rich-man-money-pocket-suit-bribe-0405211.jpgFor example, when people are not paying what is legally required of them it means that someone else is not getting help recovering from their drug addictions, so instead they turn to crime. It means that the roads and bridges are not safe. It means that kids do not have access to preschool. Because the rich are not paying the taxes they owe and otherwise hiding income, it means that they are a de facto criminal class. The 1 percent are literally becoming wealthier and more powerful from criminal behavior. They use their influence to change the laws so that they pay fewer taxes, and this includes underfunding the IRS.

Source: Legal scholar Jennifer Taub on Trump as a symptom of America’s massive inequality | Salon.com

The day Scott Morrison lost the next election – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Even as this piece is being written, more damning accounts of PM Morrison’s inept behavior arrive by the hour! Better stop writing before it becomes encyclopedic. No more weighty words are needed. Time will test the prediction that Scott Morrison’s government, like the proverbial smelly fish, is rotting from the head down, and will lose the next election. 15 March 2021 though will stick in our memory as the day the rot began.

 

 

Source: The day Scott Morrison lost the next election – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Coalition loses significant electoral support in key states: Newspoll

Prime Minister Scott Morrison

The Coalition has taken a significant hit in Queensland and Western Australia, where it has traditionally done well, and would have to restore support there to hold onto government, the latest Newspoll shows.Source: Coalition loses significant electoral support in key states: Newspoll

Biden Is About to Undo Trump’s Judiciary Project | Washington Monthly

US President Biden invites world leaders to online climate summit | News |  DW | 26.03.2021Joe Biden’s first set of judicial nominations this week is the beginning of something big: almost certainly by the end of this Congress, the majority of lower court seats will be filled by Democratic appointees.

Source: Biden Is About to Undo Trump’s Judiciary Project | Washington Monthly

Biden touts ‘once-in-a generation investment in America’ in his infrastructure plan unveiling

President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)“Two years ago, I began my campaign here in Pittsburgh, saying I was running to rebuild the backbone of America,” President Joe Biden said Wednesday at the unveiling of the first part of his infrastructure plan. “And today, I return as your President to lay out the vision of how I believe we do that—rebuild the backbone of America.” In his speech, Biden centered jobs and the people who will occupy them, as well as his intent to “rebuild the middle class. We’re going to bring everybody along,” he said. “Regardless of your background, your color, your religion, everybody gets to come along.”

Source: Biden touts ‘once-in-a generation investment in America’ in his infrastructure plan unveiling

Curbs on press freedom come with a cost, new research reveals

Our research team – spanning economics, journalism and media – used rankings on press freedom from the US-based Freedom House and data on economic growth to examine 97 countries from 1972 to 2014

Source: Curbs on press freedom come with a cost, new research reveals

RAPE – the view of a quiet ‘voice’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Empathy cannot be taught. If it does not exist within it does not exist at all. The current politician who has been sent for empathy training is nothing less than a smokescreen to protect a parliamentary majority that is whittling itself away day by day.

Our Parliament is a cesspit of male misogyny, as is our society, it is beyond time for real change.

Source: RAPE – the view of a quiet ‘voice’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison can’t take a trick – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison can’t take a trick lately. He fails the 4 million Covid vaccinations by March target he set in January. Massively. Andrew Laming is off on empathy training to stop his stalking women; curb his up-skirting? Because the party needs the pervert’s vote. Morrison doesn’t have the bottle to sack him. He’s barely promoted Amanda Stoker as deputy of his new women’s taskforce when Grace Tame calls him out. He’s either pulling a swiftie or he’s got dud judgement. And the latest skirmish in the PM’s guerrilla war on women who investigate rape accusations against mates and staffers blows up in his face.

Source: Morrison can’t take a trick – » The Australian Independent Media Network

As Republicans Fume, Georgia Dems Have Mixed Reactions to MLB’s All-Star Game Relocation | Common Dreams News

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, both expressed support for Major League Baseball's decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta due to Georgia's new voter restriction law. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images)

Citizens United Party the GOP now wish they can have it removed. All self-interest forget about their princples. They so wish they were the Chinese Communist Party and could rid America of Democracy

“Businesses and organizations have great power in their voices and ability to push for change, and I respect the decision of the players to speak out against this unjust law,” said Sen. Raphael Warnock.

Source: As Republicans Fume, Georgia Dems Have Mixed Reactions to MLB’s All-Star Game Relocation | Common Dreams News

The Solution to Labor Exploitation Is Workplace Democracy

At the very heart of our capitalist economic system is something grotesque: labor exploitation. That’s immoral — and we need some form of workplace democracy to undo it.

Source: The Solution to Labor Exploitation Is Workplace Democracy