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13.12.19. Oh my goodness me. Just wait until Australia’s most famous and knowledgeable Aborigine reads this among the many smoke signals he must get from the ABC tribe every day. It’s a numbers problem again. Having been faithfully assured that bruver Bruce Pascoe and his mob of industrious millers and manufactures that have been toiling away on this land for, it has revised upward to 80,000 years, to be told that they could not have been artists, well… not like Bruce’s bullartistry, and there is a 36,000 years missing in their story of history?
Sulawesi, Indonesia is where it all happened 44,000 years ago. It’s where a tribe of therianthropes depicted themselves chasing and killing warty pigs. And after a barbecue of sweet and sour pork they probably set upon the Pascoe tribe and shoved them off to another land to the south? The image above is of the warty pig, not bruver Pascoe!
A cave painting that has been found on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi, depicting human-like figures hunting animals, appears to be the earliest known pictorial record of storytelling, according to a study by a team of Australian and Indonesian researchers. The painting, found in a limestone cave in 2017, was dated to nearly 44,000 years ago using uranium-series analysis, the researchers said in a study published on Wednesday in the Journal Nature. More

13.12.19. It is comical in the way that PM Morrison pussyfoots around the climate issue trying to be all things to all people. But there’s no pussyfooting about his and Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s commitment to the Paris Agreement as they ignore those that put their snouts in the trough while genuflecting before their unelected UN masters. ScoMo is getting a reputation for saying all sorts of things but doing bugger all. When will this country ever get a leader?
The Prime Minister has sought to reassure Australians he understands community concerns about bushfires and smoke haze as the Federal Government faces criticism for its climate policies. Scott Morrison acknowledged that climate change was a factor contributing to increasingly intense bushfire seasons. More

13.12.19.  One thing you can say about the climate doomsters, they don’t tire of maintaining their rage. They are creative, able to extrapolate numbers to suit, even change the meaning of words, but the old suite of jabber is hard to beat for being nebulous. Words like, possible, might and ‘could’ which bothers in the ABC’s headline today: “Australia could see the hottest day on record next week as Perth heatwave conditions travel east.” It’s very wordy for a headline, 15 words when half would do and note, all this could happen and if it does, perhaps this “hottest day on record” would be something the we would feel more so than see? But, it’s their way of making you agree to a climate emergency.
Australia could experience its hottest day on record next week as a hot air mass building in Western Australia makes its way east. Perth is enduring an unprecedented heatwave for December, with the city expected to hover close to 40 degrees Celsius for four consecutive days until Sunday. More

12.12.19. Morning mail has done its best to ‘fact check’ this article given the high dollars quoted by “Indapaper.com”.
“Scamadviser” reports: Our algorithm gave the review of indapaper.com a relatively high score. We have based this rating on the data we were able to collect about the site on the Internet such as the country in which the website is hosted, if an SSL certificate is used and reviews found on other websites. More

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12.12.19. UPDATE: audio Steve Price interviews Matt Kean.
That utter dope of a politician, NSW Liberal Matt Kean, (one picture is worth a thousand words) took a thumping yesterday both on this blog and MSM for his stand on climate change which is contrary to his federal counterparts. An editor at The Australian could not resist such a gem giving value to the calibre of so many politicians pretending to serve their constituents today. What will Premier Berejiklian do if anything with such a loose cannon on her ‘rolling’ poop deck?
“Look over there” is a standard ploy from a minister whose portfolio is in crisis and a distraction is needed. In a speech on Tuesday, NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean praised “the incredibly brave men and women out there on the frontline at the moment fighting these horrific bushfires” and in the very next breath declared: More

12.12.19. As the clock ticks down in London for Thursday’s day of reckoning, or an other vote on the fractious and wearisome Brexit deal, the handy gap Johnson had is reported to have narrowed. The question asked by clear thinking observers is: are the Brits silly enough to elect the mad communist Jeremy Corbyn who wants to nationalise just about everything? That would be a return to a template of the Deutsche Demokratische Republik. The Berlin wall was pulled down in 1989 but Corbyn wants to build one around Great Britain! We shall soon see, believing that polls have been seriously in error recently.
In the final hours of a knife-edge election campaign, Boris Johnson has appealed to the Conservative heartland on law and order in a bid to drag attention away from health after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn closed the gap between the main parties. The Conservatives’ previously comfortable lead has plummeted, and while they are still considered to be ahead by six to eight points, pollsters are warning of the possibility of a hung ­parliament. More

12.12.19. It’s just as well that Peter Ellerton told us up front that he is a “critical thinking expert” otherwise some of us might never have known or  understood his self-appraisal. What is clearly understood, however, is that Mr Ellerton is a tinkerer at the frayed edges of what he trumpets as critical thinking. Ellerton is like the early psychiatrists who fiddled with sick people’s minds with experimental hogwash that often resulted in two outcomes. First was the victim committed suicide and the second was that the shrink became further mentally disturbed. The reader will decide where Mr Ellerton fits after reading his ways of winning an argument, or a position, as he likes to milk it! Ah well, the bloke has to make a living—doesn’t he? Joseph Goebbels would be smiling.
As bushfires rage and our cities lie shrouded in smoke, climate change is shaping as a likely topic of conversation at the family dinner table this Christmas. Such discussions can be fraught if family members hold differing views. You may not all agree on the urgency of dealing with climate change — or indeed whether it is happening at all. More

12.12.19. In what can only be described by any follower of the Myanmar military slaughter of the Rohinga people as patently criminal, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has defended Myanmar’s military against genocide allegations made at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) amid accusations of mass killings, rape and expulsion of the Rohingya Muslim minority. Given Aung San Suu Kyi’s apparent abandonment of human rights she should return her Nobel Peace Prize immediately before the honour is further sullied and reduced to a lesser value than a bus ticket!
In unprecedented move, former human rights icon defends Myanmar generals at ICJ over killings, rape and displacement. The Gambia, a small West African country, filed the case at the ICJ in The Hague, theUnited Nations’ highest court, alleging it violated the 1948 Genocide Convention. More

12.12.19. Although many are weary of the incredible pursuits of climate prophet Greta Thunberg as to how the petulant teenager has become more famous than Mother Theresa, she is, nonetheless, newsworthy if only to expose the mental capacity of all those involved. We thought when Time magazine put Barack Obama as person of the year on their front page as the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize that we had seen everything foolish and meaningless. Well… look again! Move over Alfred E Newman of Mad Magazine!
Greta Thunberg, the teen activist from Sweden who has urged immediate action to address a global climate crisis, has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019. Sixteen-year-old Ms Thunberg was lauded by the Time magazine for starting an environmental campaign in August 2018 that became a global movement, initially skipping school and camping in front of the Swedish Parliament to demand action. More