Tag: Strategies

Let evidence not fear drive policies on trans athletes

University of Pennsylvania transgender athlete Lia Thomas competes in the 500-yard freestyle finals at the NCAA Championships.

Morrison says “screw the evidence” take the bigot’s side on transgender children in sport  “its commonsense”. No. it’s his faith! Research on children shows his claim to be “bullshit”  and that saying his kids are “blessed” is little more than religious orthodoxy. There is nothing common about it and evidence proves it makes no sense.

The Police, and the AFP have found no evidence that his “Captain’s Pick” Katherine Deve’s family have been physically threatened. Morrison’s insincere apology about disabled kids not being “blessed” mirrors Deve’s equally insincere “I’m sorry I’ll just tone it down”. Neither are sorry. Morrison hasn’t reversed his NDIS cuts and Deves hasn’t stopped advocating transgirls are a massive to girls sports. They need to be judged on their beliefs not just their style of argument. They have been and loudly by a bipartisan majority that have declared them wrong, that children should be allowed to be children.

Morrison’s history in politics has known him to be as devious as a Golum and as cunning as a sewer rat when it comes to dividing and fragmenting communities for a handful of votes. It’s how he won preselection in the first place. Others have sworn stat decs which Morrison calls lies but won’t sue for defamation. He claimed he’d sign a dec countering their claims but then backed down for fear he might be prosecuted fo a false claim.

 All of us have implicit stereotypes that guide the way we view the world. Many people will look at a transgender woman’s face or height and think “it’s unfair” if she wants to play in a women’s sport. That is an assumption.

Source: Let evidence not fear drive policies on trans athletes

Lockheed Martin and Friends Don’t Want You to Know What They’re Up To

Australia’s PM Morrison wants our manufacturing to become a much more active participant in the global Industrial Military Complex about which questions can’t be asked. Just as he created an “On the Water Matters” to brush off embarrassing information about the treatment of asylum seekers. Making  government supported manufacturing a ” National Security Area” a zone of privileged information exclusive to the LNP and its friends.

The boards of defense companies like Lockheed Martin and Boeing are encouraging their shareholders to vote against transparency measures. Maybe the US government shouldn’t fund companies whose profits would be harmed by the collection of human rights data?

Source: Lockheed Martin and Friends Don’t Want You to Know What They’re Up To

Former Federal Prosecutor Explains How the Walls Are Closing in on a Flustered Trump | The Smirking Chimp

Vance began with the questionable timing of Trump’s lawsuit. Citing his legal history, she said noted that many of Trump’s lawsuits have had ulterior motives. “Trump usually files lawsuits as an aggressive mechanism,” Vance noted. “This is his history so he might file a lawsuit to distract from other things that are going on around him.” Since Trump would likely be subjected to the process of discovery, which would require some element of exposure that he typically steers clear of, Vance believes the case could simply be a “stunt, perhaps a fundraising strategy than it is a legitimate effort.” Vance went on to explain why the case appears to be “a bad legal strategy” for the former president. Citing the new Slapp statute in the state of New York, which protects First Amendment rights, Vance noted that Mary Trump could be allowed to have the dismissal of the charges fast-tracked. That could also lead to Trump being left to foot the bill for court and attorney fees.

Source: Former Federal Prosecutor Explains How the Walls Are Closing in on a Flustered Trump | The Smirking Chimp

What are hazard reduction burns, are we doing enough of them, and could they have stopped Australia’s catastrophic bushfires? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A man in a green fire suit and white helmet sets dry grass alight in the bush.

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