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#37 Weekend reads – trust is an issue, a big one

Since my last Weekend Reads, the news and analysis from the US Capitol rampage has certainly been eye opening. As more and more footage and information comes to light, one thing that struck me is the repositioning of who was responsible, as well as the words used to describe what it was.

Regardless of the fact that those WHO ARE responsible don’t want to stand up and take responsibility (Antifa’s fault), it is what people truly believe that is of greatest concern as we look ahead.

After the election, up to 47% of Americans (Democrats included at 30%) believed the election was stolen from Trump. That figure may have changed since January 6th, with more than half thinking Trump should be impeached, but what a PR disaster for the Democrats. They have got to work on their truth telling and message stickiness if they have any chance of getting America peaceful and more aligned. It really requires a different sort of game.

I mean, read this, and we know it’s now global: The Prophecies of Q – American conspiracy theories are entering a dangerous new phase. Thanks for the share Craig Troskosky

But it’s the re-positioning that really makes my head swivel. It’s now The First Amendment Protests, and with so many convinced in their truth, I think we can expect this all to take on a life of its own. Ignore the fact the so-called First Amendment issue happened after the protest, because hey, truth hasn’t exactly been important in recent years!

In light of all of this, Edelman released its Trust Barometer, now in its 21st year, and the lack of trust around the world is alarming. Whatever you do, whoever you are, building and maintaining trust is a priority for every single one of us. Equally, without trust in the institutions that manage our lives, it will be very challenging to move forward to address the multiple crisis’ facing humanity. We have to get on top of this.

Here is a link to the full report.

Here is a link to the Website, where there is more commentary.

And here’s my position in regards to the report: CEOs have been called to lead, we all have – Edelman Trust Barometer.

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Content to read

And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.

Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction

BlackRock holds $85bn in coal despite pledge to sell fossil fuel shares

Apple will modify executive bonuses based on environmental values in 2021

Oil companies lock in drilling, challenging Biden on climate

Washing your clothes can create Arctic microplastic pollution

Scientists say Earth is spinning faster than it has in decades

Florida manatee with ‘Trump’ etched on back prompts investigation

Eurovision received more media coverage than the most under-reported humanitarian crises combined

2020 falls just short of being Earth’s hottest year on record as global warming continues

A Lost Decade: How Climate Action Fizzled In Cascadia


Covid: UK variant could drive ‘rapid growth’ in US cases, CDC warns

Sir David Attenborough receives Covid-19 vaccine

Brazil hospitals ‘run out of oxygen’ for virus patients

C.D.C. Warns the New Virus Variant Could Fuel Huge Spikes in Covid-19 Cases

The Coronavirus Is Mutating. Here’s What We Know

What we know about the ‘concerning’ new Covid strain from Brazil

UK coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 after 1,564 reported in one day

Scientists call for pause on AstraZeneca vaccine rollout tks Phillipa Edwards

Meet the scientists tackling vaccine misinformation on TikTok

Did Mixing a Riot With a Pandemic Yield a Superspreader Event?

Australia to roll out Covid vaccine in February, with goal for 4m jabs by March

White House Task Force warns Florida of ‘significant’ COVID deaths tks Elsa Gagnon Robinet

How Australia’s rules for return travellers have changed because of the mutant COVID-19 strain

Covid jabs to be accompanied by organ music at Salisbury Cathedral

Try Guys Debunk COVID Vaccine Conspiracies With Dr. Fauci tks Denise Chai

Global Politics

I know who was behind the Capitol riots…. (Capitol LEO recap part 2)

How Joe Biden stole the election – tks Andy Lopata

Joe Biden unveils $1.9tn US economic relief package

The Progressive Purge Begins

Capitol riots: Police describe a ‘medieval battle’

Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ US Capitol riot in historic second charge

CHILLING THREATS ‘Proud Boys’ member arrested by FBI in armored truck ‘threatened to slice THROAT of anti-Trump protesters’

‘QAnon Shaman’ Jake Angeli charged over pro-Trump riots

Sheldon Adelson, conservative megadonor and casino mogul, dies at 87

The Republican gaslighting has begun

Arnold on Twitter

They Were Out for Blood

Domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol and our Republic is in tatters, but it was all worth it because we got the judges

The Art of the Lie? The Bigger the Better

The G.O.P.’s New Distancing Policy

One Trump Fan’s Descent Into the U.S. Capitol Mob

No, Trump Isn’t Guilty of Incitement

Every Deleted Parler Post, Many With Users’ Location Data, Has Been Archived tks Saxon Shirley

Hey, Republicans Who Supported This President: Are We Great Again Yet?

Must-see new video shows Capitol riot was way worse than we thought

Murdoch cannot whitewash his role in the most destructive presidency in US history tks Phillipa Edwards

QAnon congresswoman faces calls for arrest after live-tweeting Nancy Pelosi’s location to rioters

FBI memo warns law enforcement across U.S. of possible armed protests at 50 state capitols tks Frank Roberts

Trump Impeached for Inciting Insurrection

Trump Is Blowing Apart the G.O.P. God Bless Him.

Trump impeachment: Several Republicans to join Democrats in House vote

Trump moves to loosen mining regulations, approve projects as he exits

‘Have They Ever Had a Job Before?’ Cori Bush Tears Into Republicans for Evading Metal Detectors to Enter House Chamber

“People Should Be Able To Say Whatever They Want, Unless It’s About Me In Filipino Strip Clubs”, George Christensen Says tks Phillipa Edwards

Panic buttons were inexplicably torn out ahead of Capitol riots, says Ayanna Pressley chief of staff

A growing number of governments are spreading disinformation online tks Willie Wahlin

Trump impeachment: Republicans defend – and some attack – president

The Loneliness of Donald Trump tks Aysen Yilmaz

The Capitol Police Had One Mission. Now the Force Is in Crisis.

What Polls Say About Trump’s Impeachment and Possible Removal

Trump-appointed Pentagon officials rename assault on Capitol—prepare to be outraged

Biden Twitter account ‘starts from zero’ with no Trump followers

Bill Belichick turns down Presidential Medal of Freedom

Trump Golf Club Loses 2022 P.G.A. Championship

In defense of democracy

‘Untethered from reality’: Alisyn Camerota calls out Trump supporters tks Joyce Ano

Business and Technology

WhatsApp Delays New Privacy Policy Rollout After User Backlash, Confusion

Billionaires backed Republicans who sought to reverse US election results

Twitter CEO on Banning Trump: Online Speech Can Cause Harm Offline

5 New Customer Engagement Strategies to Activate on LinkedIn

Revealed: Australia’s Top 40 Tax Dodgers for 2021 tks Phillipa Edwards

How CEOs became the 4th branch of government tks Damian Corbet

An Absurdly Basic Bug Let Anyone Grab All of Parler’s Data

Citing ‘censorship’ concerns, North Idaho internet provider blocks Facebook, Twitter tks Frank Roberts

Amazon Will Suspend Hosting For Pro-Trump Social Network Parler tks Brian Sibley

Parler CEO Says Service Dropped By “Every Vendor” And Could End His Business

Payment processor Stripe bans Trump campaign

If You Were on Parler, You Saw The Mob Coming

On #Clubhouse, we all speak “content marketing”

Bitcoin’s Biggest Plunge Since March Shakes Faith in Crypto Boom tks Shaun McEwan

Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity

Why Is a Woman’s Body Always in Question?

National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, seeking to escape New York lawsuit – tks Barry Graubart

Why traditional definitions of free speech are obsolete in the age of Trump and social media hatred

A night at the garden tks John Gordon

Indonesia Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 ‘black boxes’ located

Belgian rioters attack the king’s car with him inside in violent unrest over death in police custody of black man who was arrested for breaking coronavirus curfew

Otter pup abandoned by Bishan family at Beach Road euthanised after all possible options exhausted tks David Lim

Indonesia earthquake: Dozens dead as search for survivors continues

Rap against Dictatorship: The rappers taking on Thailand’s leaders

Taliban cracks down on ‘costly’ polygamy

BBC’s ‘The Archers’ spotlights modern slavery in our backyards tks Francine Varner

Lisa Montgomery: US executes only woman on federal death row

Talking to Kids About the Violence at the U.S. Capitol

The ‘Shared Psychosis’ of Donald Trump and His Loyalists tks Denise Chai

Rajini Chandy: The 69-year-old Indian actress trolled for ‘too sexy’ photos

Passion, humour, history

Celebrating my mum, Eve Branson

The Louder the Monkey, the Smaller Its Balls, Study Finds tks Avi Liran

The 432-year-old manual on social distancing

Indonesia: Archaeologists find world’s oldest animal cave painting

Harold Bornstein, Eccentric Doctor Who Said Trump Was in Excellent Shape, Dead at Age 73



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