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cat July 9, 2020

@redballoon Trump was too far, once you’re over the line what does a sideways shuffle matter? 

cat July 9, 2020

I’ve yet to find an employer that considers mental health days to be legitimate. I usually lie and say I have a stomach issue. The only ones I have been honest with told me it was ‘extremely inconvenient’ and made it very clear they were deeply suspicious of my commitment to the job. 

cat July 8, 2020

Report them to the ATO and fair work, not only is it illegal to make someone redundant and then readvertise, the deal was jobseeker had to go to all staff, not a selection. Then put the compensation payout into the new business. 

cat July 8, 2020

@fightofyourlife agree, his people need to stop letting him make public statements when he’s manic. 

cat July 8, 2020

@laura__palmer imagine thinking that losing twitter followers is an attack on your right to free speech. JK is one of the richest women in the world, her life will always be 100x easier than the average persons, but she needs fame and the whole world to hang onto her every word, and to be exempt from criticism. 


Meanwhile she accepts no responsibility for the fact that her audience are young and vulnerable and she’s really hurt a lot of them. Apparently ‘free speech’ includes having it both ways. 

They are talking about cancelling the next Fantastic Beasts installments though, since she’s tanking her reputation. But that’s probably a blessing to her legacy, the last one was absolutely dreadful. 

cat July 8, 2020

@laura__palmer it’s turning into a general rant about how terrible everyone is these days- now they’re moving onto  children. 

cat July 8, 2020

@guest2 when I say ‘modern America’ I mean the current version of America that developed after European invasion. The version that could never have come into being without hundreds of years of slavery and slavery trading. The profits of slavery allowed the US to break from Britain, and they did so because they wanted to keep using slaves. Those profits were used to found universities (Georgetown was literally founded with funds from selling slaves) , develop manufacturing facilities, and build the infrastructure of a modern country. Those profits created the ‘founding fathers’ and their constitution. And then they continued to enrich the country through the cotton trade. It’s also ridiculous to say that slavery ended with the civil war. There are still thousands of overwhelmingly black men working for free today, making products for the wealthiest organisations in the world. And that’s even before we look at all the POC overseas performing slave labour for Americans.  


If you were to remove slavery from history then the USA would just be another former commonwealth country, probably a lot like Canada. The wealth and military domination they pride themselves on just wouldn’t exist. 

cat July 7, 2020

@guest2 ‘Vic Health knew about the cases at Cedar Meats, but because the business donates large sums of money to the Labor Party’


That’s just now how it works. Vic Health is public service, they don’t make decisions based on party sponsorships- it’s one of the better aspects of our system.

 And do you really think that while Andrews was copping all sorts of blame from the federal government and media for maintaining his lockdown, he was actively cultivating a cluster at Cedar Meats? As if it would ever be good business policy for a meat company to be associated with a virus linked to a wet market? nothing about that conspiracy theory makes sense. 

cat July 7, 2020

@random dude it is interesting, basically both situations were met with a complete lack of communication and care for the people involved, they just veered in opposite directions- I suspect because of the bias that made it instinct to send police to deal with poor people, and to make sure that rich white people don’t miss their flights. Either way our emergency response planning needs work. 

cat July 7, 2020

@guest2 you’re right that it’s not the speech that’s the trigger- it will be more about the several hundred years of state sanctioned murder of black people. A bit like the first one, but hopefully a second one could finish the job. 

cat July 7, 2020

@fedup I’d love to hear what incredible trauma and adversity you’ve overcome in your life without ever deviating from your path of perfect health and productivity. 

cat July 7, 2020

@michael you need to look up ‘freedom of speech’. 

cat July 7, 2020

@michael so are Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, but she’s very strongly opposed to immigration from those countries. 

cat July 7, 2020

@guest2 there are a huge number of people in those towers who have lived through wars, even if they weren’t in the military. 


And you know the cognitive revolution was the 50s-60s right? Heroin and cocaine have been in widespread use since the 20s, at all levels of society. LSD and marijuana were eve more accessible to people on low incomes looking for a break from reality. And then there are the legal drugs that were widely used- Valium, morphine, even aspirin addictions have been a huge medical issue for decades. 

cat July 7, 2020

@healthglo I’m sorry to hear about your family issues, but we cannot make social policy based on a sample size of your family. And it is entirely possible to provide people with targeted support for addiction and mental health and have a decent welfare system. 

cat July 7, 2020

@guest2 because it’s unprofessional to have sex while on any job. And infection control is ‘stay away from the potentially infected people’, if you can’t learn that in about 10 minutes then you shouldn’t be in charge of guarding anything. 


As for not being professionals- yes they are. You need a license to be a security guard, most are ex military or ex police. They’re employed and paid to do a job, and if they have questions about how to do that job then they have to ask them. If they need more PPE they should ask for it, as you will find the WHS legislation in this country requires them to. 

cat July 6, 2020

@guest2 pretty sure some of those roads and train lines built by slave labour helped with the manufacturing and agriculture industries. 


It’s just historical fact that the Modern USA was created using a huge amount of Black slave labour over several hundred years. It’s weird that you and @michael feel the need to argue that’s not true. 

cat July 6, 2020

@guest2 we all believe the victims- no matter how much ‘due process’ you demand, it’s ridiculous not to. The FBI have corroborated these stories backwards and forwards, there are witnesses, flight logs, Matching statements, even a photo to corroborate the stories. If you refuse to believe these victims then you’re basically saying that you will never believe any rape victim unless you were literally in the room at the time. 


I don’t necessarily think Andrew needs to be imprisoned but I think he definitely has some questions to answer (better than ‘I’ve never met the girl I’m photographed grinding up against) and it’s clear he is a scumbag if not a criminal. The only way he can recover even a tiny bit of credibility is to go to the states and answer every single question the FBI ask. That’s literally what any human being is morally required to do in this situation, whether they’re a prince or not. 

cat July 6, 2020

@michael whatever you think about Kanye, you can’t deny he’s an incredibly successful songwriter. I think that would put his IQ somewhere around 2x Trumps. And hey, he actually is a self-made billionaire! So far he seems far more electable than Trump. 


I’m not saying I’d vote for him, but I once though no one would ever vote for Trump. I’ve learned not to underestimate the gullibility of Americans. 

cat July 6, 2020

@michael America was built on the profits of that cotton. 

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