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70% of Voters Didn't Vote for a Labor Government - Misrepresenting a Statistic | Australian Federal Election 2022

Anthony Albanese - Australia's 31st Prime Minister In the aftermath of the Australian Federal Election, in which the Australian Labor Party won the right to govern, taking over from the Liberal/National party coalition, one of the most misrepresented statistics I have seen bandied around is: 70% of voters did not vote for a Labor Government. At a surface level that's true give or take a percentage point depending on the final count of the primary votes (primary vote being every voter's first choice in our preferential voting system). However the people who are holding this statement up (notably the so-called 'Freedom Parties') for validation of the claim that the majority of Australians don't want a Labor government are grossly misrepresenting the Australian people. Using myself as an example, I put The Greens as my first choice, knowing full well they have next to no chance of forming a government. I'm most aligned with The Greens in terms of their polic

Return to Bukirk Glamping - Camping and Now 'Cooping' In Style - Clare Valley, South Australia

Bukirk Glamping, Clare Valley, South Australia.  One of my favorite getaways in South Australia is Bukirk Glamping in the Clare Valley. So much so that this visit was the second time my partner, Enigma, has gifted us a stay there on my birthday, and our third stay overall. We both love it and always leave wishing we could stay longer. Despite the planet having a 'Mostly Closed' sign on it for most of 2020 and 2021 it doesn't seem to have slowed business owner and host, Alison 'Chook' Meany down much at all. All her plans for expansion since we were last there in 2018 have all been realised and then some. If you're not familiar with 'glamping' think of it as kind of like camping for people who don't like the inconveniences of camping, particularly having limited access to power points and a proper bathroom.  Inside the Wyandotte Tent. Thoughtful details like this 'Welcome Back' by Alison really help make us feel like we're coming home, m

Movie Review: Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness (2022) *No Spoilers*

After all the hype for this movie, and the huge success of Spider-man No Way Home , which featured Doctor Strange, everybody's expectations of Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness are likely much higher than what it actually delivers. So much so that I feel it's one of those installments in the MCU that will probably get better over time, with rewatches, and a better understanding of how it fits into the bigger MCU story in hindsight. Somewhere along the lines of an Ironman 2 , Thor The Dark World , or even the first Doctor Strange , none of which are bad movies, they're just not doing much to push the bigger MCU story forward. I did enjoy The Multiverse of Madness. There's lots of great action, some nice cameos that lasted longer than I was led to believe, and plenty of multiverse building in terms of what kinds of alternate universes are possible (apparently animated is possible - Avengers/Space Jam style movie... anyone?). The trouble is, while this movie tra

A Practical History of How The New World Order is a Global Cycle and Where We Are Now According to Ray Dalio

Still from Animation, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order by Ray Dalio When you hear the term 'The New World Order' which is somewhat interchangeable these days with 'The Great Reset' your mind may tend to wander to global conspiracy theories and The World Economic Forum (who I've previously established as so evil they don't even hide what they're doing). While I don't put much stock in what people think the WEF is doing (as opposed to what it actually is doing) there is such a thing as 'The New World Order' that can be demonstrated as a reoccurring construct of change throughout history. Ray Dalio , the founder, co-Chief Investment Officer and co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates , which is a global macro investment firm and is the world’s largest hedge fund, is also  connected to the WEF (so must be up to no good), has written a book,  Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order  (Amazon Affiliate Link), in which he

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