Daily Archives: 12/02/2024

The 2032 Olympics in Brisbane, AUT

Resistance is growing in Brisbane to the expense of stadium construction for the planned 2032 Olympic games there. In general, government subsidies to big stadiums benefit various wealthy interests at the people’s expense. The people of Brisbane got angry at … Continue reading

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Three sectors not reducing reliance on fossil fuels

*The world is reducing its reliance on fossil fuels — except for in three key sectors*: shipping, aviation and industry. In addition, agriculture causes global heating due to deforestation, fertilizer and methane from cows. Post Views: 5

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Inadequate security on Tesla’s customer data

Tesla faces punishment for inadequate security on customer data. Since Tesla cars snoop so much on customers, the data that can leak is more than you might expect. I recommend that before buying any car made in the last decade … Continue reading

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Climate scientist wins defamation lawsuit

*US climate scientist Michael Mann wins $1m in defamation lawsuit* against right-wing denialists. Post Views: 5

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China’s control over activists in exile

* China “threatens relatives in Tibet” to exert control over activists in exile.* China threatens relatives of dissident Chinese overseas, too. Post Views: 7

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Running candidates against Labour

UK voters who consider Labour too right-wing, especially in its total support for Israel’s war policy, are organizing to run candidates against Labour They have concluded, as I have, that they cannot influence Starmer-Labour except by running against it. I … Continue reading

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Doppelgänger, Der by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 – 1881)

Doktor Rutenspitz fürchtet um den Verstand von Goljadkin, einem Titularrat, und verschreibt “fröhliche Gesellschaft” als Heilmittel. Goljadkin geht uneingeladen zu einer Geburtstagsfeier, und eine Reihe von Fauxpas führen zu seinem Ausschluss von der Party. Auf dem Heimweg durch einen Schneesturm … Continue reading

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Tracts for the Times, Volume 1 by Various

Published between 1833 and 1841, the 90 Tracts were written by various members of “The Oxford Movement”. They cover various aspects of Anglo-Catholic doctrine and other theological matters. The lead was taken by John Henry Newman (who made the largest … Continue reading

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Kylie Minogue to receive Brits global icon award

The singer will be the fifth recipient of the award that is “reserved for truly exceptional artists”. Post Views: 2

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Some rich people proud to pay taxes

Some rich people say they will be proud to pay more taxes. By raising taxes on the rich, we will make patriotic millionaires glad and the greedy bastards unhappy. Both of the sides are good. Post Views: 5

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Chronic pain

A survey of women in one Australian state found that 2/5 suffer from chronic pain. The main causes of this pain are affecting large numbers of people, so they should have high priority in medical research. Post Views: 3

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Duo euthanasia

In the Netherlands, couples who are gravely ill can now have euthanasia together and die hand in hand. I think the couple presented in the article as an example would have chosen to stay alive together if their medical problems … Continue reading

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War on children

*The world is waging war on its children, in an obscene mockery of international law.* The article focuses on the short term harm which is occurring in a number of regions. But let’s not ignore that it will get worse … Continue reading

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Fascist style raids

*Georgia police and FBI conduct Swat-style raids on “Cop City” activists’ homes.* Some of the targets have no links to any known crimes, and were not charged with crimes. Thugs are carrying out repression fascist style, with the help of … Continue reading

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Israel and ICJ

*Israel appears to be in breach of ICJ orders on Gaza, [UN special rapporteur] says.* Post Views: 1

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Fast food union

*California fast-food workers launch new union.* Bravo! Post Views: 1

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The wrecker’s EPA plan

*‘It would be devastating’: inside [the wrecker]’s plan to destroy the EPA.* Post Views: 1

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Border wall injuries

*[One] US hospital treated 441 patients with severe injuries from border wall last year.* But that’s just one sector of the wall. Post Views: 1

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America’s Retreat from Victory; The Story of George Catlett Marshall by Joseph McCarthy (1908 – 1957)

Senator Joseph McCarthy examines the life of General George Catlett Marshall, particularly his role in government beginning in 1945 as United States Special Envoy to China, and encompassing his role of Secretary of State in the late 1940’s. This book … Continue reading

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Frau in Weiß Band 3, Die by Wilkie Collins (1824 – 1889)

Band 3 von insgesamt 4 des Kriminal-Klassikers “Die Frau in Weiß” von Wilkie Collins: Das Komplott von Sir Percival Glyde und Graf Fosco gegen Laura Glyde geb. Fairlie und ihre Halbschwester Marian Halcombe scheint zu gelingen … Abwarten und auf … Continue reading

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