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cat August 1, 2021

Unfortunately weddings have turned out to be the most predictable super spreader events. 

cat August 1, 2021

@gypsy Im not putting words in your mouth. You are saying that the 5 million people of Sydney deserve to be in a situation where people are dying. 

cat August 1, 2021

@guest2 You're commenting on a situation you clearly have no understanding of. Go and research what spatial disorientation is & Simone's achievements and reputation within the gymnastics world. The situation is not controversial to anyone except middle aged males who like to make noise on social media. 


Yes, perhaps the misogyny and meanness is generational. Im very glad to be part of a generation that is doing so much better than their elders. 

cat August 1, 2021

If you're willing to facilitate someone's affair with their neighbour you cant be too shocked when they turn out to be a bit mean. 

cat July 31, 2021

@gu3st no apparently it was Lachlan Murdoch who axed him. 

cat July 31, 2021

@gypsy are you really saying that the people dying in Sydney "deserve what they are getting"? If so, thats disgusting. 

cat July 31, 2021

@suz Im not arguing it shouldn't be dealt with. Im arguing that theres no reason to introduce restrictions that will not help control the virus just for 'the vibe', the way Norman Swan wants to. 

cat July 31, 2021

@gypsy when you have experts giving you opposite opinions, you have to choose to listen to some over the others. 

cat July 31, 2021

@suz Have you ever seen the chief scientist stand next to the LNP and say climate change isn't real? Does the ATAGI vaccination advice on Astra Zeneca  seem like it's what Scomo wanted it to be? Did you see anyone from CSIRO saying that the GBR wasn't endangered when UNESCO wanted to reclassify it and the LNP were desperate to stop them? 


Our scientific and medical experts deserve some basic respect. I will never believe that they are willing to work against the interests of the Australian people for personal gain, & if you want to say they are you are going to have to prove it, not the other way around. 

cat July 31, 2021

@[email protected] 200,000 people did not march in Australia. 20 000 at a stretch. 


How insulting to the people who live in real dictatorships to pretend that you know anything about their suffering. 

cat July 30, 2021

@suz so you have nothing to base it on, and now you're trying to imply that Brittany Higgins took a pay off? 


She was admitted to hospital recently due to the stress the whole incident and media attention caused. You don't think its way more likely that she is looking after herself and her wellbeing while the police investigation is taking place, than that she took an illegal bribe from the PM she called out at great personal cost? 

And how does that have anything to do with public servants? She isn't and never was one. 

cat July 30, 2021

@gypsy the massive difference is that Simone Biles gave her team the best chance at winning by stepping down. And she prevented a life threatening injury to herself. There was no chance that Sally Robbins could be replaced mid race and she was in no physical danger. Theres actually nothing about them thats the same. 

cat July 30, 2021

@zaky I really don't think its as offensive as people are acting like it is. Maybe if you were American, but in Australia? Between us and the scots it's basically a term of endearment. 

cat July 30, 2021

@guest2 so? He still did it. Its the height of hypocrisy to criticise other people for doing the same, and even worse to project his childish behaviour onto Simone Biles when *its not even what she did*. 

cat July 30, 2021

@gypsy I didn't deny that there were some people who thought Sydney should shut down, but you are implying it was a consensus among epidemiologists and health professionals & the government ignored them all. And thats just not true, there were many that thought a lockdown wasn't required. One epidemiologist on Q & A doesn't represent the entire body of health experts- if they did, it was be the most boring Q& A in history. It's not the case that theres one clear set of medical advice that the government follows or not, each state has different advisors and experts, and they all have different opinions. 

cat July 30, 2021

@gu3st that was too much even for the Murdochs, which is really saying something. I didn't  think it was possible for Alan Jones to get fired. 

cat July 29, 2021

@suz what is this allegation based on? Anything except your inference? Because you are accusing the country's chief medical staff of corruption, so I'd hope its not just your imagination.

cat July 29, 2021

@elishatraill people can comply and the lockdown can still not work. 

cat July 29, 2021

@gypsy no, dying of a spinal injury would be an anticlimax to her career. Stepping aside to see her teammates take over her legacy is certainly not. 

cat July 29, 2021

@guest2 the Olympics isn't the be-all when you already have 5 medals.