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Mooseface

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You mean the boy who committed suicide? He denied,but he became, unfortunately, unable to overcome what happened to him.
He was never the same boy, started using heroin soon after,he died of a heroin overdose.

The survivor, is a Uni Prof, he was fortunately able to compartmentalise/isolate his violation and move on, albeit damaged but clearly very clever and stoic.
He, being an eye witness, could have given evidence about the other boy.

And oh wow, how damning is Pell's police interview.......he has had decades to prepare for this, and he comes across as a very unconvincing BIG FAT LIAR.
Just that interview, would have convinced me to charge his lying arse.

I was brought up very Catholic, it disgusts me how the church has failed everyone.
Very glad my Mum died before seeing this, she loved being Catholic.

I must add, as a female, we had very little to do with priests or brothers. Just Sunday mass, and a visit once a week at school.

Half of them we found to be dickheads......the nuns were more Catholic
I have met, a handful of very inspiring humble holy men.......mostly Jesuits and Franciscans.

Evil bastards

They ruined my late younger brother's life
Yes, I do mean that boy. I know the living boy (man) testified on his behalf so to speak. I just would have thought it’s unusual to be convicted of a crime against someone who denied the crime and who is no longer alive. I didn’t see interview. I’ll have a lookout for it.
 
Civilization Is Accelerating Extinction and Altering the Natural World at a Pace ‘Unprecedented in Human History’

Brad Plumer - 8 hrs ago

Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded.
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© Lalo de Almeida for The New York TimesCattle grazing on a tract of illegally cleared Amazon forest in Pará state, Brazil. In most major land habitats, the average abundance of native plant and animal life has fallen by 20 percent or more, mainly over the past century.

The 1,500-page report, compiled by hundreds of international experts and based on thousands of scientific studies, is the most exhaustive look yet at the decline in biodiversity across the globe and the dangers that creates for human civilization. A summary of its findings, which was approved by representatives from the United States and 131 other countries, was released Monday in Paris. The full report is set to be published this year.

Its conclusions are stark. In most major land habitats, from the savannas of Africa to the rain forests of South America, the average abundance of native plant and animal life has fallen by 20 percent or more, mainly over the past century. With the human population passing 7 billion, activities like farming, logging, poaching, fishing and mining are altering the natural world at a rate “unprecedented in human history.”
New York Times - Full story here.

Australia has one of the highest rates of land clearing in developed countries, such that koalas are vulnerable to extinction in NSW & QLD.
 
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Civilization Is Accelerating Extinction and Altering the Natural World at a Pace ‘Unprecedented in Human History’

Brad Plumer - 8 hrs ago

Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded.
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© Lalo de Almeida for The New York TimesCattle grazing on a tract of illegally cleared Amazon forest in Pará state, Brazil. In most major land habitats, the average abundance of native plant and animal life has fallen by 20 percent or more, mainly over the past century.

The 1,500-page report, compiled by hundreds of international experts and based on thousands of scientific studies, is the most exhaustive look yet at the decline in biodiversity across the globe and the dangers that creates for human civilization. A summary of its findings, which was approved by representatives from the United States and 131 other countries, was released Monday in Paris. The full report is set to be published this year.

Its conclusions are stark. In most major land habitats, from the savannas of Africa to the rain forests of South America, the average abundance of native plant and animal life has fallen by 20 percent or more, mainly over the past century. With the human population passing 7 billion, activities like farming, logging, poaching, fishing and mining are altering the natural world at a rate “unprecedented in human history.”
New York Times - Full story here.

Australia has one of the highest rates of land clearing in developed countries, such that koalas are vulnerable to extinction in NSW & QLD.
That is seriously disturbing.
 
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