Thought for the day

"The Elderly are useless eaters." -- Henry Kissinger, Quoted in the book "The Final Days".

Today I joined Senators Hanson, Antic, Rennick and Canavan in sponsoring a motion that would have forced the government to publish the Pfizer contracts. These contracts have cost taxpayers billions of dollars and include unspecified indemnities for harm big pharma’s products cause.

Ironically, the “my body my choice” greens teamed up with labor to block this motion that would have ensured transparency and accountability around the products that were mandated into people’s bodies.

Sensitive medical records stolen from a major Australian health insurer were leaked by hackers on Wednesday, November 9, after the company refused to pay the group’s ransom demand.

Medibank informed investors and customers that a “sample” of data from some 9.7 million clients had been posted on a “dark web forum.”

Australian health officials said they will not make any changes to their existing recommendations for COVID-19 boosters — meaning they won’t recommend a third booster (fifth dose) for any age group, despite rising case and hospitalization numbers.

Australia will launch a review into the obligations former Defence Force personnel have to protect state secrets, following reports Australians were among Western military pilots who had been approached to help train the Chinese military.

Defence Minister Richard Marles said on Wednesday intelligence agencies and Australian Federal Police were "investigating a number of cases" in Australia, and announced a review into the policies and procedures governing Australian Defence Force personnel.

In what critics are calling a “dangerous escalation,” the United States is reportedly preparing to deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to northern Australia, where they would be close enough to strike China.

“One royal commissioner will not be enough for the litany of legal and regulatory abuse, medical practice, financial malfeasance, conflict of interest, child abuse, human rights abuse and the shredding of international agreements Australia has endured for 2½ years...the public has lost confidence in the medical profession, health administration and politicians.…

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

A US B-52 bomber detaches after aerial refueling

The United States is planning to deploy six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to an air base in northern Australia as tensions with Beijing rise.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced on Wednesday that his government will send military trainers and 30 Bushmaster armored vehicles to assist Ukrainian forces against the Russian invasion.

“Australia has been unequivocal in its bipartisan support for Ukraine and its condemnation of President Putin. We will continue to stand up for freedom and democracy,” Albanese declared.