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  1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/04/24/disinfectant-injection-coronavirus-trump/
  2. But did Trump actually spend the time reading and declassifying each and every document and notifying National Archives and everyone else who needed to know that that they were declassified? The man can barely read and write a complex sentence. Remember when he suggested that Covid sufferers drink bleach? That is the level of the so called intellect of that man.
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"In 1980, Paul's family sent him on holidays with the local priest. His life became a nightmare". 8 May 2021. Cunningham, Melissa (2 March 2016). "Abuse royal commission: George Pell must have known, says Ridsdale victim". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 December 2017. Pearlman, Jonathan (19 May 2015). "Australia's worst paedophile priest 'molested every boy' at school in Victoria". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 30 December 2017. "Priest abused every young boy at regional Victorian school: inquiry". ABC News. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2017. Le Grand, Chip (7 May 2020). "Pell knew in 1982 that Ridsdale was being moved to keep lid on scandal". The Age. Retrieved 7 May 2020. "George Pell: Cardinal was aware of children being sexually abused, royal commission report finds". TheGuardian.com. 7 May 2020. "George Pell, a former advisor to Pope Francis and Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, knew about child sex abuse within the Catholic Church for decades, report alleges". Business Insider. "Stephen Blacker was raped as a 9-year-old boy in Mortlake, by his former priest Gerald Ridsdale". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 7 April 2020. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/royal-commission-cardinal-george-pell-is-just-one-of-many-who-failed/news-story/f12c5ce0a12e3c86c4860d60f1436966[bare URL] https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/church-settles-3m-rape-suit/news-story/a6a9c7a4f93d5cf7e4da6f1c69b7d0bf[bare URL] "Abuse victim receives multi-million-dollar payout from Catholic Church". 27 September 2019. "Catholic Church to pay raped boy". News.com.au — Australia's Leading News Site. 27 September 2019. "The lawyers who took on the Catholic Church over Gerald Ridsdale's abuse — and won". ABC News. 8 November 2019. @annabelcrabb (2 April 2020). "We should all feel a holy rage about what happened to that kid. And others. #RevelationABC" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/final_report_-_volume_16_religious_institutions_book_2.pdf
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Ridsdale The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that senior figures in the church, including Cardinal George Pell, knew about Ridsdale's prolific sexual abuse of children but protected him.[1] Ridsdale was ordained at St Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat, in 1961. The first complaint about his behaviour towards children was received by the church that same year.[2] Ridsdale held 16 different appointments over a period of 29 years as a priest, with an average of 1.8 years per appointment. Admissions of protection by the Diocese of Ballarat and civil lawsuit On 13 September 2019, the Diocese of Ballarat released a statement admitting that high-ranking clergy in the diocese knew of sex abuse claims against Ridsdale and afterwards made efforts to shield him from prosecution.[21] This confession came in the wake of a civil lawsuit filed against the diocese by one of Ridsdale's victims....... On 7 May 2020, it was revealed that the royal commission report found that Pell knew about the abuse committed by Ridsdale and that when he was a member of the Diocese of Ballarat's college of consultors he deliberately took part in the effort to cover it up by approving Ridsdale's transfer from the Mortlake parish near Ballarat to Sydney in 1982.[41][42] At least one of Ridsdale's victims, his nephew David Ridsdale, testified that Pell "tried to bribe" him "into keeping quiet" during a February 1983 phone conversation. Doubt was cast on how David Risdale interpreted the conversation.[42][43][41] The commission also found that Pell was sufficiently conscious of child sexual abuse by clergy by 1973 to have considered measures of avoiding situations where it might occur, such as clergy taking boys on overnight camps.
  6. Yes he was innocent But he went out of the way to protect the guilty leading to many victims from other 'churchmen' who could have been stopped in their tracks in the 1970s. So, sins of omission, not commission.
  7. Rest in peace with his friend Gerald Ridsdale.
  8. What AA missiles are Canadian ex-RAAF FA-18s using? Our Superbugs are cleared for Sidewinder AIM-9X, but when the FA-18 was in Australian service they were only cleared for ASRAAM as the short range AA missile, with the AIM-120 AMRAAM for longer ranges. This of course made things difficult for plastic modellers who wanted to build an RAAF Classic Hornet as ASRAAMs in scale were hard to come by.
  9. This is worth a look The Tube Alloys Directorate. https://www.oxforddnb.com/display/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-93791;jsessionid=13CC5322B280637FC4AA0B4D5C4AD6A7
  10. Or follow the example of The Duchy of Grand Fenwick.
  11. Just an observation. I wonder if McCarthy giving in more to the 'conservatives' will actually loose him votes from the non-conservatives, leading to no net gain his way?
  12. I don't think that we really needed to hear as much, or indeed anything, about young Harry's sexual experiences. At least Liz Hurley has decried those rumours and clearly stated that it was not her. I mean, having a Prince and the King of Spin (Shane Warne) sharing a lover would have been a bit much for any tabloid. There was another rumour going around some years ago that Harry's first experience was with someone very close to his then future step mother, but even that is really weird. But there is little that isn't weird about the British Royal Family.
  13. Actually Americans visiting Australia have commented that Australian McDonalds IS different to US McDonalds.
  14. Communism / Fascism / Maoism / Kyher-Rouge-ism (they are virtually indistinguishable from one another) are not the same as socialism. Not everyone who believes in a fair go for both workers and capitalists are amongst those aforenamed groups. In terms of a per capita percentage, the Roman Empire - which is arguably a capitalist, even fascist, empire, killed a huge proportion of the world's population. And if you really want to get down to it: One estimate is that about 11% of the world's population was killed either during or immediately after the Mongol invasions, around 37.75–60 million people in Eurasia.[7] These events are regarded as some of the most deadly acts of mass killing in human history. The Mongols were not exactly socialists.
  15. The difficulty with answering your question comes down to your idea of socialism. If you think socialism means a reasonably civilized system of health care, payment of a reasonable living wage without requiring tips to survive, democracies where it is one person one vote and actual majority of votes matter.... then any country that I could name as having these, you would consider them to be socialist countries.
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