When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.
Spin in all its forms is dangerous. Spin linking public service with bad culture has become a part of everyday life for us – and it is difficult to recognise it as spin precisely because of that fact. Is private enterprise always better than public service 📗
Bonnie Kristian (Christianity Today), Herschel Walker and the Platform of Cheap Grace:
ASIC disqualifies pharmacy wholesaler director for four years after engaging in illegal phoenix activity
ASIC has disqualified pharmacy wholesaler director Jenny Huang, of Robina, QLD, from managing corporations for four years due to her involvement in the failure of two companies.
Between January 2009 and October 2022, Ms Huang was a co-director of two companies:
HOW THE MEDIA TRAINS JOURNALISTS TO LIE: “By ‘ratioing’ NBC’s Dasha Burns for questioning John Fetterman’s health, her fellow journalists hid the truth from the public but exposed how they manufacture consent.”
Here’s how a Twitter engineer says it will break in the coming weeks
MIT Technology Review: “…A massive tech platform like Twitter is built upon very many interdependent parts. “The larger catastrophic failures are a little more titillating, but the biggest risk is the smaller things starting to degrade,” says Ben Krueger, a site reliability engineer who has more than two decades of experience in the tech industry. “These are very big, very complicated systems.” Krueger says one 2017 presentation from Twitter staff includes a statistic suggesting that more than half the back-end infrastructure was dedicated to storing data. While many of Musk’s detractors may hope the platform goes through the equivalent of thermonuclear destruction, the collapse of something like Twitter happens gradually. For those who know, gradual breakdowns are a sign of concern that a larger crash could be imminent. And that’s what’s happening now…”
Minister for Government Services Bill Shorten said the arrest sounded a clear warning for anyone attempting to steal from vulnerable Australians.
“Make no mistake, fleecing people of welfare payments is not only despicable, it’s a sure ticket to prosecution,” Shorten said.
“Only scumbags steal from flood victims and taxpayers.
“This is taxpayer money designed to help Australians struggling with the impact of COVID-19. If you defraud the public purse you will be held to account.”
Shorten said Services Australia and the AFP had been working in lockstep with significant and sophisticated fraud detection.
“I congratulate these agencies for their robust defence of our public funding,” Shorten said.
“The Government is committed to combating the scourge of fraudulent activity directed at taxpayer money.“Federal agencies are continuing to tighten the net on fraudsters and will no doubt keep catching and preventing criminals stealing public funds.”