Open Thread – Weekend 17 June 2023

An Out-of-Doors Study, John Singer Sargent, 1889

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June 20, 2023 12:19 am

Yeah, but we’re still waiting for your explanation as to why MIT Tech review was wrong and you’re right, Trans.

Take a deep breath, push down and hold. We know you can do it.


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June 20, 2023 1:05 am

Incidentally a successful artist
same subject in 2022

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
June 20, 2023 1:29 am

New blog to play in peoples. This one smells of wet dog.

Top Ender
Top Ender
June 20, 2023 8:51 am

Steve Price having a go at the Voice accompanied by a poll:

Do you want the Constitution altered to recognise the First People’s of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice?

Yes 7%
629 votes
No 86%
7,345 votes
6% 553 votes

More at the Daily Mail

June 20, 2023 8:52 am

Roberts told Professor David Flint that in March 2021, as the mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign got underway, he asked both the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Australia and the head of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the nation’s drug regulator, if the vaccines were 100% safe.

The Australian senator shared, “The immediate answer was, no they are not.” TrialSite reminds all that no vaccines are 100% safe. There are no perfect solutions to public health. There are instead tradeoffs where hopefully smart, objective biomedical scientists, physicians, regulators and other relevant experts in their respective fields determine the risk-benefit analysis—do the benefits of such vaccines markedly outweigh risks at a population/societal level? But that’s the reality of how vaccination works. Thus, Robert’s first question to the heads of Australia’s vaccine response was just not based on a notion of reality.

But Roberts’ second question to the CMO and head of TGA was more on point, a question grounded in real-world reality. He asked, “Will they stop someone from getting the virus?” He told the interviewer that these top medical and regulatory heads in Australia declared, “No they will not.”

So, this was an honest answer. By March 2021, TrialSite was already learning of breakthrough infections due to the Delta variant, meaning that these COVID-19 vaccines were not of the sterilizing type. They could not stop all infectious transmission meaning that they could not be counted on to control the pandemic.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
June 22, 2023 7:59 am

Lizzie – 19/7 @ 11:51pm
Question – contributions on the Cat had the aboriginals did not have the tools to skin animals. The hunted animals and threw the dead body on to a fire and ripped it apart to feed them selves.
Is this correct ?
Skinning animals for their fur would not be possible?

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
June 22, 2023 8:03 am

An economist is someone who flunked accounting 1.

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  1. With the crapfest on the weekend regarding Donald Trump’s security, or lack there of, I reckon he should use Marines…

Oh, you think that, do you? Care to put it on record?x