Thursday 29th of October 2020

the prophecy of trump by asimov: the end that is not the end...

trump

In his book Earth is Room Enough, Asimov indulges in the to be or not to be concept... In this story, The Last Trump, Things are not like they seem to be...

 

 

"... we're all dead aren't we? The world's come to an end, hasn't it?"

"But you've been declared legally dead and I haven't."

"Oh, we'll change that, son. There are going to be more of us than of you and votes count."

 

 

By the end, we are made aware that time is thus immaterial because the date of The Last Trump is wrong or not...

 

 

free and fair elections are being threatened...

democracy

Around the world, democracy is losing ground. Polarization and disinformation have rendered liberals and conservatives unable to agree on basic facts. State violence and suppression of citizens' rights are resurgent. Free and fair elections are being threatened.

"nothing that some tax cut for the rich can't fix"...

recession

Coronavirus Australia live news: Josh Frydenberg says post-COVID economic recovery 'will take years'


Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says it's "going to take years" for Australia to make a full post-COVID economic recovery, and pledges to be "ambitious" in the October budget.

 

life was meant to be easy...

jobkeeper

Millions of dollars have been scooped up in CEO bonuses and paid out in stock dividends by corporations that also claimed the JobKeeper wage subsidy, a Labor MP claims, in a situation described as “disgraceful”.

rising methane, sponsorships and hot air...

PQ mag

The rush to immunise populations against Covid-19 could lead to the rollout of a vaccine that is not very effective and risk worsening the pandemic, leading scientists have said.

used to be sweating like a pig... now it's thinking like a pig (nothing new)...

SWINES   With a device surgically implanted into the skull of a pig named Gertrude, Elon Musk demonstrated his startup Neuralink's technology to build a digital link

double-speak in the times of forbidden double-entendre...

victoria

Marise Payne had been Australia's Foreign Minister for just over two months in early November 2018. 

when the weather influenced the course of history...

napoleon   We know that the results of some historical events were greatly influenced by the weather of the day.

'duck!': the problem with Sydney's new ferries...

end

Ten new Sydney ferries will not be able to pass under two bridges on the Parramatta River if commuters are seated on the top deck, the government has confirmed.

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