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19.01.22.  It’s about time the posers in the Aboriginal industry were ‘smoked’ out before further derision causes even more damage to the exhausted ‘sorry’ era and Constitutional change. Doing his best in that department has been the fraud Bruce Pascoe, whose rubbish is still peddled by the ABC and the education system as educational for children. What does that say for all those involved in selecting such balderdash? Now we are exposed to a literary cheat, “An Indigenous language scholar from Stradbroke Island”, a Quandamooka woman called Sandra Delaney. Well, Sandra hasn’t been very ‘scholarly’ lately and has been accused of stealing other people’s work—it’s called plagiarism in the business. The image depicts Sandra’s transition through fashions. Anyway, Ms Delany has permission to steal all she she wants from this blog sans attribution!
An Indigenous language scholar from Stradbroke Island has had her latest paper recalled after plagiarism complaints. Quandamooka woman Sandra Delaney had her article ­“Reconceptualising a Quanda­mooka Storyweave of language reclamation”, published by Sage Journals in July, passed by a “double-blind” peer review process. Shortly after it was published in the International Journal of Cultural Studies, the journal was contacted by two First Nations language researchers from the US who said their work had been plagiarised. More
19.01.22.  Beijing’s propaganda Regiment has been drinking too much tainted rice wine. To make editorial comment on this article could only amount to parallel buffoonery. To wit:
Health official Pang Xinghuo said international mail “could not be ruled out” after a woman in Beijing contracted Omicron. The Chinese capital of Beijing has recorded its first locally transmitted Omicron case. The infected person’s residential compound and workplace have been closed, and more than 2400 people linked to the two locations have gone for testing. The infection has been identified ahead of the Winter Olympics, which are due to begin on February 4. Chinese authorities fear international mail could be to blame for two Omicron cases reported on opposite sides of the country. More
19.01.22.  The world is on alert as trouble rises from all directions firmly against democracy. China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Syria and Islam. And who is the commander-in-chief of perhaps the most powerful nation on earth? You would think it as a joke—if it wasn’t so damned serious! Joe Biden has similar strife within his own country. The question on the lips of many is: which will bring him down first?
“Maybe a press conference soon, Mr President?” a journalist asked Joe Biden last week following a humiliating press briefing. “We look forward to that.”
“Me too,” Biden trailed off, after looking to his advisers for guidance then resting his head on his clasped hands and staring at the table as reporters shouted to get his attention.
19.01.22.  The honour roll of great tennis players would be a lot shorter without the contribution of so many talented Australians. Margaret Smith, Yvonne Goolagong, Laver, Emerson, Stolle, Newcombe, Roche and Cash stand out as the great singles players, while the two Woodies — Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde — could lay claim to the title of best doubles pairing in the history of tennis. Then Europe discovered tennis and built indoor courts in every town and Australia’s crown wobbled. Ash Barty became the best in the world of women’s tennis and continues to dominate her opponents. More

19.01.22.  What America exports Australia imports, both the great and the evil. Currently the most toxic of US exports has become part of the green and left wing in Oz. Some are proud in their wokeism as they use it to thrash our history, culture and the standards by which most Australians live. We can’t rely on the government to save us from this permeating cultural catastrophe as it turns child against parent. We must do so by speaking up against those that use it to attack others, regardless of who they are attacking. Ilana Mercer discusses the impact of this export on those from whence it comes. More

iCovid madness creates new sport—flagellation! More

18.01.22.  It is going to take great belief in miracles to believe the Scott Morrison has not lost his way, not that his tenure indicates that despite his ‘miracle’ win that he ever did establish ‘way’ with which to find. If you get my drift. Morrison’s overwhelming desire for re-election has fogged his mind as he blunders headlong toward defeat—the common pattern of poor leadership!
Janet A writes: In his book, Say Nothing, The Murder and Memory of Northern Ireland, Patrick Radden Keefe recounts one of the more curious ways Margaret Thatcher dealt with Gerry Adams when he was a Sinn Fein MP in Westminster. Apparently threatened by the power of ideological seduction, Thatcher banned the sound of the IRA and Sinn Fein from the airwaves. This peculiar rule meant Adams could be seen on TV and speaking to radio, but his voice was prohibited. It was a monumentally stupid restriction. Soon enough, broadcasters employed actors to dub the former IRA leader’s voice whenever he appeared on the airwaves. Rather than shut down Adams, this drew attention to him whenever he spoke. More
18.01.22.  At an Australian Hotel, Djokovic Is Not the Only Cause of Controversy. The tennis star is quarantining in a Melbourne hotel where asylum seekers have been held for over a year, under a program that has been widely criticised. Writes Yan Zhuang and Damien Cave in The NY Times.
MELBOURNE, Australia — The people demonstrating outside the Park Hotel in Melbourne on Saturday were a disparate group. Some were Serb-Australians and anti-vaccine campaigners, there to support Novak Djokovic, the tennis superstar who is in quarantine there as he challenges Australia’s decision to deny him entry over questions about a Covid-19 vaccine exemption.
A separate group of protesters held signs proclaiming “refugees welcome” and “nine years too long.” They were drawing attention to a very different cause: the well-being of about 30 asylum seekers who have been held at the Park Hotel much longer than Mr. Djokovic, the Australian Open champion. More
18.01.22.  It is a “waste of time” to keep vaccinating people against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, the former chairman of Britain’s Vaccines Taskforce has said. Dr. Clive Dix, who played a key role in helping pharmaceutical firms create the COVID-19 vaccines, told LBC [London] radio on Jan. 16: “The Omicron variant is a relatively mild virus. And to just keep vaccinating people and thinking of doing it again to protect the population is, in my view, now a waste of time.” Dix said the focus now should be on protecting vulnerable people, such as those over 60, 2% of whom remain unvaccinated.
“We should have a highly-focused approach to get those people vaccinated and anybody else who’s vulnerable,” he said. Though he supports the ongoing booster campaign, he said he has been “critical” of boosting everybody as he is not convinced “it was needed or is needed” for younger people. More

18.01.22.  It could be said to many a welcoming ear, make way for the Trumpster! Donald Trump repeated his assertion that the 2020 election was fraudulent as he went on the campaign trail for the first time this year, telling an adoring crowd their country was in peril under President Biden’s leadership. At a “Save America” rally in Florence, near Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday evening, a freewheeling Trump riffed on favourite themes including the alleged misdeeds of the “fake news” media, “extremist” Democrats and a “big tech” industry biased against Republicans. More