Mark’s news digest March 8, 2021. Today’s digest of national and international news by Mark O’Brien. Click on the links to go to the original publisher’s page.
Farming seaweed to feed to cattle to reduce methane gas production in its infancy and needs years of work and currently very expensive
– a rare LNP pollie who accepts climate change
The sordid Canberra sex abuse story
I have long felt after spending time in Europe that the sexual revolution never quite made it to Australia, which flies in face of what men and women think. Hence the apparent difficulty for men and women who think like men in grasping the issues.
This has got Scomo’s hands all over it. Make Linda disappear for a month where not only can she not be confronted by questions from the hungry media, but all criticism is now off limits while she apparently recovers from her illness. Yes I can imagine that her job just became very stressful, but while in general workforce mental health considerations this does not apply to Canberra where stress is part of the job being a pollie, and if that is too much then resign.
The fact we do not have a Defense Minister seems to have been forgotten – who is running the dept while Linda is ‘sick’? Surely she must be close to stepping aside.
It appears to me that the vaccinations are working better than expected to reduce infection and transmission. One reason for this is that they fewer people that someone comes in contact with covid, where the ‘viral load’ in reduced, the less likely it is they will get infected. If for eg one comes into contact with 10 people who are infected and showing strong symptoms then a vaccinated person is more at risk than if they come into contact with just one person, or more people with asymptomatic infections. This is why South Africa, where they totally lost control over infection rates, messes up the data.
It is worth noting that this minimum wages refers to government employees’s wages. Mind boggling to me that in such a huge package the Dems still want their slaves, just like before the Civil war.
This news digest arose from the recent Facebook stoush. Seems to me that it is better to read news without Facebook watching over your shoulder.