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Up until this point in time Scott Morrison has liked to play the knockabout chap before the cameras. He canSee the source image access his inner ocker when he feels the need (as in his pre lockdown rugby performance) or flick on his Daggy Dad persona when folk are wondering if corruption levels are getting out of hand.

And so far it has worked.

But as the storm clouds gather over his government, suddenly it seems actual Leadership may be required. A role that he can’t perform while pretending to be everybody’s mate.

The fact that this is a façade has never been more See the source imagepointed than at this point in time where he seems outraged that a member of his team should actually be held accountable. An attitude he shares with others in the Liberal hierarchy including his troubled AG.

The problem is highlighted with the treatment of the High Court Judge Dyson Heydon where the normalSee the source image process of investigating the allegations was undertaken, and as Christian Porter was the chap pushing those investigations, he knows exactly how the system usually operates.

This is where that sense of privilege kicks in. For some strange reason, rather than wish to have an investigation and clear his name, both Morrison and Porter think it’s better to ignore the problem and let the rumours stand.

That is not how the Voters view the matter.

Why exactly should Christian Porter be given special See the source imagetreatment? Is there something in their elite club that gives them more advantages than a High Court Judge?

As more survivors come forward, it’s only going to get worse for the PM if the MeToo movement is any guide. People not in the Blokes club are over the special treatment for pollies and their friends and it’s going to take more than a few stage managed photo ops to deal with the fallout.

Incoming!!! Spin Doctor alert.

With Zuckerberg able to afford the best pollies money can buy we should expect many more apologists.Nick Clegg, right, with Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, last year.

It’s patently clear that Big conpanies like FB have Democracy by the short and curlys, and if we don’t address the matter the world will be flooded with Trump wannabees spreading chaos around the globe.

We have always feared AI would bring the end of times but the most likely danger is simple human greed.

To view the full article on Guardian Australia, click here.

Suspected message from Scott Morrison’s office to the hapless Angus Taylor.Joe Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry

Mop and bucket to aisle 5 please. And send in another gross of Spin Doctors. Biden has seen through your façade, and if this keeps up Aussie Voters will notice too.

Looks like all those chickens/problems that Morrison thought he could push further down the road are all coming home to roost at the same time. That’s the problem with knee jerk decisions, you don’t get to manage the timing of their return.

imageThere may be an interesting outcome from his internal party problems though. He might decide to turn his back of his LNP colleagues and face towards the Opposition instead of disrespecting the House.

To read the full Guardian Australia article click here.

In other world shattering news, the sky is often blue.

I thought it was obvious that those who struggle to see shades of grey are the most vulnerable to fanaticism? It’s been a hallmark of religiousHead jigsaw puzzle fanatics for centuries and though we like to kid ourselves we are smarter than those living in earlier times, we look just as gullible as ever.

To wit

  • a person like Trump declaring “I’m not a real politician” and folk unable to see the snake oil.
  • blokes in beanies doing YouTube clips from their car declaring “I will tell you the real Truth”.
  • shysters getting followers simply by declaring “if you don’t believe me you belong with the Sheeple”.
  • antivaxxers who claim you should “do the research” (which you should), but which they don’t do themselves.

FaceBook’s parting gift has been to show us just how expert we have become at being gullible.

To read the Guardian’s report on the research. Click here. 

An interesting tactic from Google as they attempt to deal with their diversity problem. Sack the two women heading up the research.Google has fired top AI researcher Margaret Mitchell.

Wow. They have just managed to draw even more attention to their problem.

For a company that’s supposed to have some of the best brains in technology, they sure look dopey.

Click here to read the full post on Guardian Australia.

Some interesting data from RenewEconomy who have also been taken hostage by FaceBook.Victoria big battery Neoen Tesla

I have no idea if and when they will be released as FB tries to figure out who it will  punish and who gets a free pass.

You would like to think they would only target the big players but unfortunately the big guys can tough it out better than the smaller players and FB looks to be seeking maximum grief.

By the way, if FB are hoping to play the innocent victim card here in Oz against the big bad government, it’s been a total fail.

Click here to read the article.

Can’t even share from US State newspapers.

Ohio continues to expose the corruption which seems to be dogging the US these days. If you want dirt on your opponent, check if they have links to the Energy industry.

Read the full article here.

Apparently Reuters is banned as well.

In this article, we see the Chinese plan to reach their Climate Target. (Yes. They have one.)

The challenge is if they can get through the red tape.

To read the article click here.

A detailed report into Craig Kelly’s Office Manager who looks like he follows the pattern of misogyny that keeps cropping up in Liberal party ranks. They don’t even accept it’s out of line these days unless someoneCraig Kelly’s office manager, Professor Frank Zumbo, is the subject of multiple allegations of inappropriate behaviour by young women. He denies the allegations. gets caught.

This is not an isolated incident. As much as Scott Morrison likes to play the “You too” card on Labor, there has been a steady stream of information that shows Morrison is happy to turn a blind eye to serious misconduct. If misdirection doesn’t work then it’s time for a mate to run a secret inquiry, and failing that, flip it to some agreeable folk at the AFP. Just don’t ask for real action.

When he intervened to give Craig Kelly a seat, he would have been well aware of the shortcomings of Kelly’s style, yet fear of immediate repercussions had him doing his usual knee jerk responses.

Those problems keep mounting up and at this rate the shine might finally fall away from the public perception of him being Mr Nice Guy. He has even pushed hard for a chap who even Donald Trump thought was too toxic for a White House party.

Clearly he has to be aware of these affairs especially when there are internal fights between the Liberal party factions where the to and fro can be pretty brutal.

To read the sordid details of this latest exposure, click here or on the photo above.

Mr Z is a master of making himself look like a proper dickhead and not Facebook logoonly Australia is taking note.

He might be able to avoid other countries from following suit, but any Tax exemptions he currently enjoys, will not sit well with Voters.

This is how I am defeating the gamesmanship.

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