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    What does that actually mean? https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-vaccine-naming-idUSKBN2AA2CB https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/featured-topic/covid-19-vaccine-myths-debunked https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/who-can-take-the-pfizer-biontech-covid-19--vaccine
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    I was too polite to point out that the poster had provided the perfect illustration of the point directly above.
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    The Ashes 2021-22

    With the exception of Pope and Buttler, England have been an utter disgrace. That was basically cowardice in a white shirt.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I think the need to respond to untrue information is important, don't you? This was linked to the reliability of media not to provide misinformation about covid, and yet you and Rallyman have both provided poorly researched opinions about different subjects that needed correction. You are part of the problem with bias, but feel free to split this off into a different thread?
  5. There is something to be said for creativity and personality being stimulated from difficult circumstance, hardship and desperation. Treat em mean, keep 'em keen. Australia doesn't have as much of that as the UK does, but it's been cultural and economic policy in the UK for years to try and drive efficiencies through the class system. From that comes humour, character and personality as a defence mechanism. It's no secret that Liverpudlians are known for their humour, but it doesn't come from everybody being rich and living in comfort....it's been a mechanism to cope with life. The London Olympic's opening ceremony was perhaps the best description of British life I've ever seen, no other country on earth could have produced a demonstration of historical culture like that, but most of it came from ordinary people's creativity, experimentation and invention. The UK, certainly the music industry, isn't mostly populated by rich kids with the luxury to make a choice, it's dominated by people who had nothing at all and had to fight for everything they've had. Australia could never produce a Sex Pistols or a Beatles, because there is no cultural base born out of deprivation to enrich it. Australia is a wealthy country and people are overall, far more comfortable and secure than counterparts in the UK. It does lead to a sanitised, dull as dishwater atmosphere at times, because there is nothing really pressing that needs worrying about. Australians are generally well provided for, their societies are not overridden with crime, the provisioning for public spaces and facilities is generally excellent. They do not have much to complain about at all. That can actually become very boring and less stimulating than developing your character in much more difficult circumstances in the UK.
  6. same reason as the Saffers, closest place to home. I would live in Perth if i needed a base for Asia, but why you would otherwise choose it over the East Coast is beyond me.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    It's courteous to provide a link with your story, but a belated thank you anyway. You would appear to be talking about this story, published last month but following the ABC report you mentioned from a year ago? As you say...DYOR, it appears all is not as you said. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-19/defence-confirms-investigation-into-november-platoon/100633968 https://thewest.com.au/politics/calls-for-faster-action-on-war-crime-probe-c-4617515
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    I know no one will care but...........

    He'll try and take him out at the first corner and blame it on the melee.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    i think you're making this up yourself, there is no story here that you can even link to despite being asked. I'm sorry to say you don't have the best record for providing any evidence to back up your stories....it is just "hear say".
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    can you provide any evidence or a link to that one, i'd be interested to read about it, but it's perhaps not covid related so better discussed elsewhere ?
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    No i was wondering who you meant, because Rita Panahi is not a muslim, and there is no show called the 8pm show. Apart from that, you did well there. Are you sure you were watching the right channel? They did have a muslim working there once : https://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/sky-news-australia-muslim-employee-new-zealand-shooting-christchurch-attack-murdoch-a8829826.html
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    who? Do they have a name?
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I can see it's affected you already. That is not true, Conservative views should be heard. What we get is racism, false reporting, and misinformation masquerading as news. That is why they suffered the shame of a major channel being suspended from Youtube and quickly started deleting their videos. Is that what you think conservatism is? Have they already made a monkey out of you, because that is the sole intention. https://www.swinburne.edu.au/news/2021/08/youtube-silences-sky-news-but-normal-programming-will-resume/
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    The BBC and ABC are both under attack from the hard right wing in both countries, and current right wing Governments in both countries do not like themselves being held to account. Nobody complains about BBC News or ABC News, they complain about current affairs shows like Panorama and 7.30, Question Time. In the UK the pay media complain about taxpayer funded national channels, mainly because that is a massive market they want to monetise. That is the precise reason for saying that national channels working to a charter should be sacrosanct. If those channels were out of the way, you'd have more room for dangerous propaganda with no counter-balance. You can see why Rupert Murdoch would cream his pants over that.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    There are two channels in one. During the daytime, it's a news channel with all your normal gash, nothing special but not bad for news. At night, it changes into a propaganda channel for the most horrible in society, whipping up hatred, trying to link everything to muslims, you know the roadmap. It is basically aimed at racists. It's not enough to tell people not to watch it, some of these people are weak-minded but dangerous. if they follow the Fox route, it's basically incitement which is why they keep getting banned or having to withdraw comments under threat of legal action. This is a very fair write-up from somebody who spent 2 weeks watching it, and they lived to tell the tale. As you said before, it's tedious. https://insidestory.org.au/is-sky-news-taking-australia-by-storm/