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‘Denying history is simply lying’: how the University of Melbourne honoured racists, thieves and body snatchers | Australian universities

‘Denying history is simply lying’: how the University of Melbourne honoured racists, thieves and body snatchers | Australian universities

Nazi apologists, massacre perpetrators, grave robbers, racists and eugenicists were hugely influential across the entire history of the University of Melbourne, according to its own research. The university has published a shocking account of the dark side of these erstwhile heroes of Australian academia in a book it hopes will tell a greater truth about the institution and its dealings with Aboriginal people. Some of Australia’s most celebrated scientists, including a Nobel laureate and others of world renown – along with doctors, historians, anthropologists and other academic staff – advocated breeding out “lower” and “deficient” “races”, particularly Aboriginal people; others exhumed, collected and later concealed Aboriginal remains; while yet others supported nazism, even after the second world war. In one account a university graduate, Daniel Murnane, whose name until March this year graced a veterinary science scholarship, was among a group of men who perpetrated a 1926 massacre of Aboriginal people at Forrest River in the Kimberley. A subsequent royal commission into the killings confirmed that at least 11 Aboriginal people had been killed and …

“This is embarrassing”: Law professors skewer Trump lawyer’s “lying women” defense

“This is embarrassing”: Law professors skewer Trump lawyer’s “lying women” defense

What the Manhattan jury weighing the case against Donald Trump makes of adult film star and director Stormy Daniels’ testimony this week could hinge on societal perception of “lying women,” according to a leading feminist legal theorist and former Manhattan prosecutor. “All of us are shaped by a culture that casts accusers as unreliable sources of information,” Deborah Tuerkheimer, also a professor at Northwestern Law, told Salon. Tuerkheimer, the author of the book “CREDIBLE: Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers,” said female caricatures such as the gold digger seeking fortune above all, or the scorned woman seeking revenge, or the regretful woman ruing consensual sex, are ubiquitous. “The ready availability of certain stock representations of lying women makes it easy for us to disbelieve,” Tuerkheimer wrote in her book. On Thursday, Daniels faced additional cross-examination by Trump’s defense team and a round of questions from prosecutors — with the defense seeking to portray Daniels as having entirely made up the story of the sexual encounter on the basis of her salacious background, her efforts …

JFK’s Grandson Dons Multiple Personas to Call RFK Jr. a Lying “Prick” Who Goes “Way Freaking Back” With Trump

JFK’s Grandson Dons Multiple Personas to Call RFK Jr. a Lying “Prick” Who Goes “Way Freaking Back” With Trump

Last month, a large number of Kennedys endorsed Joe Biden for president, a turn of events that presumably stung fellow 2024 hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Now, another member of the family has made his feelings about Kennedy’s candidacy clear, albeit in a slightly more unorthodox way: Jack Schlossberg, a.k.a. John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, a.k.a. John F. Kennedy’s grandson. In a series of videos on Instagram, Schlossberg alternatively inhabited a number of stereotypical personas to criticize his mother’s first cousin. “Jimmy” is a Kennedy fan with a thick Boston accent; “Wade,” a Southerner who works with horses; “Anthony,” an Italian American from Long Island; “Joshua,” an older Jewish man from New York; and “Tiny Tim,” appears to be a…beach bum/east Londoner. As Jimmy, Schlossberg tells viewers, of RFK Jr.: “You know, I’m a fan of his father. And you know his uncle? Rest in peace. I remember where I was the day he was killed, I mean it was a tragic day, the entire country wept. But listen, that guy, he’s a prick. The new …

Someone Is Lying: Atlanta Fed Claims US GDP Is 4.2% While DOE Reports Lowest Gasoline, Diesel Demand Since Covid

Someone Is Lying: Atlanta Fed Claims US GDP Is 4.2% While DOE Reports Lowest Gasoline, Diesel Demand Since Covid

On one hand, the Atlanta Fed triumphantly blasted earlier today that Bidenomics is the greatest thing since sliced bread, helping push its Q2 GDP Nowcast to a whopping 4.2%, up from its latest estimate of 3.3%. On the other hand, Biden’s own DOE – in its latest attempt to slam oil, gas and diesel prices because nothing will crush Biden’s re-election chances faster than an oil price spike in the summer – reported that demand for gasoline and diesel in the United States has plunged to its lowest seasonally since the onset of the COVID pandemic, “sparking concern that economic activity is now becoming stagnant as refining margins hit news lows not seen in months“, Reuters reported. As shown in the chart below, monthly averages for the week ended May 3 show gasoline demand at 8.63 million barrels per day–a figure not seen since May 2020, at the start of the pandemic, based on EIA data. Data also showed demand for distillates – the most accurate proxy for overall economic activity – plunged to 3.6 …

I stopped lying to please people – and I’ve never felt more free | Radhika Sanghani

I stopped lying to please people – and I’ve never felt more free | Radhika Sanghani

I never used to think of myself as a liar. I always saw myself as an honest person. The only time I’d ever veer from the truth was to protect someone’s feelings. But that wasn’t really lying, I would tell myself, it was an act of kindness! And then I had a therapy session, where I realised that all of this was actually people-pleasing behaviour and it turned out I was a prolific liar. Not only that, but according to my therapist, by constantly hiding my true feelings to protect those I loved, I was blocking them from ever getting to know the real me and creating true intimacy. Slowly, I realised that every time I pretended I loved that thing my partner did, or lied about how fun it would be to go away for a friend’s birthday, or forced myself on yet another hen do, I was lying. I was prioritising everyone else over myself, and it meant that inside, I was raging with resentment. I knew something had to change. So, in …

‘Do you have any idea of the suffering you have caused?’: Ex-Post Office boss accused of ‘lying throughout’ at inquiry | Business News

‘Do you have any idea of the suffering you have caused?’: Ex-Post Office boss accused of ‘lying throughout’ at inquiry | Business News

A former top Post Office executive has denied lying “throughout” her two days of testimony at the inquiry into the Horizon IT scandal. Angela van den Bogerd, who held various roles over 35 years at the organisation, told the hearing that while she did miss evidence of problems with the computer software at the time, it had not been “intentional”. Her roles at the Post Office included handling complaints about the Horizon system, which was provided by Japanese firm Fujitsu. More than 700 Post Office managers were prosecuted between 1999 and 2015 after the software made it seem like money was missing from branches. At the time, the company insisted Horizon was robust. Edward Henry KC, representing some of those wrongly convicted, accused Ms van den Bogerd of telling a “blatant lie” in a September 2015 letter sent to former sub-postmaster Parmod Kalia. Mr Kalia spent three months in prison after being falsely accused of stealing £22,000 from his London branch in 2001. In the letter, the former executive said there was “no evidence of …

Jon Bon Jovi’s Secret to Making a Relationship Last: “Never Lying About Having Been a Saint”

Jon Bon Jovi’s Secret to Making a Relationship Last: “Never Lying About Having Been a Saint”

It’s 1989, and a young rock star marries his sweetheart in Las Vegas. It may not sound like a promising beginning for a marriage, but Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea Bongiovi will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary this year, and will soon watch son Jake Bongiovi wed Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown to boot. The couple share four children including Jake. In an interview with the UK’s Independent published Sunday, the rocker said that he and his wife have persevered thanks to having “a mutual admiration society, and being lucky enough to have grown up together.” He also admitted to missteps and dalliances in his marriage. “These are all the wonderful clichés of rock stardom,” he said. “It’s about never lying about having been a saint, but not being a fool enough to fuck up the home life, either.” In the upcoming Hulu docuseries, Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story, which premieres on the streamer Friday, he details that late-’80s elopement, as reported by People. “We were in Los Angeles, California, the …

Jimmy Kimmel roasts Trump for ‘lying about a crowd that wasn’t there’ outside trial courthouse

Jimmy Kimmel roasts Trump for ‘lying about a crowd that wasn’t there’ outside trial courthouse

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Jimmy Kimmel slammed Donald Trump on Tuesday for lying about “a crowd that wasn’t there” outside the Manhattan courthouse where his hush money trial is taking place. Mr Trump, 77, is currently on trial in New York accused of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in an alleged bid to cover up hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels. He allegedly paid Ms Daniels, 45, $130,000 in October 2016 in exchange for her silence over a 2006 affair the actor claimed they had. Mr Trump has denied the affair and pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him, which he has claimed are politically motivated to stop him from winning the 2024 election. Amid his campaign for the presidency, the former president has called on his supporters to rally outside the courthouse where the trial is taking place. Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel criticised Donald …

Watch: How Headspin’s founder fraudsters almost get away with lying to investors

Watch: How Headspin’s founder fraudsters almost get away with lying to investors

News that the former founder of HeadSpin is headed to prison for fraud was further evidence that the last boom in the paired worlds of startup and venture capital led to more than just a little bit of fraud. Manish Lachwani, founder in question, is getting prison time and a massive fine for lying to investors, lies that allowed his company to raise nine-figures worth of funding. The company persists, and would likely prefer to let the entire situation fade from the public eye. Fair enough, but the tale of Lachwani — the New York Times reports that Lachwani inflated “HeadSpin’s revenue nearly fourfold, making false claims about its customers and creating fake invoices to cover it up” — is not an isolated case. Even past the somewhat dated frauds at Theranos and Rothenberg Ventures, there’s been a lot to cover lately. From investor complaints about Bolt’s fundraising, to BloomTech, Nikola, Binance, and FTX, we’ve seen a lot of financial shenanigans. Why are we seeing so much fraud and related behavior from upstart tech companies? …

Scientists find 1,500 year-old chapter lying hidden within the Bible

Scientists find 1,500 year-old chapter lying hidden within the Bible

An almost lost chapter of the Gospels has been rediscovered after lying hidden for almost 1,500 years. (CREDIT: Reuters) In an extraordinary blend of ancient history and modern technology, an almost lost chapter of the Gospels has been rediscovered after lying hidden for almost 1,500 years. The driving force behind this sensational discovery is none other than medievalist Grigory Kessel from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW or Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften), who employed ultraviolet photography to unveil the secrets of a unique document: a double palimpsest. Bridging the Ancient with the Modern For the uninitiated, a palimpsest is a historical document where an original text was erased, making room for new inscriptions on the same parchment. The document in Kessel’s study, curiously named a ‘double palimpsest’, contains not one, but three layers of text. It was ultraviolet photography that illuminated the deepest layer, revealing a long-lost chapter of Biblical significance. This unearthed section is an interpretation of Matthew chapter 12, dating back about 1,500 years. It belongs to a group known as the Old …