Government as welfare

Government used to be about laying down the rules for a civil society. We found the rules for getting on with each other. In the West we made it so the rules covered how we produce and sold things to each other. But they were the rules which we amended from time to time.

We didn’t prescribe what each was owed by each other. That is now changed. We now have governments which decide what each must give to others to be “fair”. And since wealth is what we create better than anyone else, what we must give to each other.

The wealthy have ordained what the middle class must give to those with less, but while leaving the wealthy more or less alone.

Why climate models work like a charm

I saw this post on Powerline, Why climate models don’t work. Absurd. Of course they work, just not in telling you what the temperature will be some time in the future. What they are for is to give the patina of legitimacy to the forecasts of doom (I won’t say “impending” doom since it is always years into the future).

The pretence that we are avoiding some doomsday scenario is their entire intent. Just because nothing is ever accurately predicted is nothing since it is always in the future that these forecasts are made and no one ever looks at past predictions.

Look at Watts Up with That to see a bit of reality:

There are even people who believe that the American election results were legit!!

Paul Pelosi and Brittany Higgins in the news

These are my two favourite stories of the moment mostly because you cannot get a story written that presents the “truth’, only what the left wants you to believe. Every story is told from the political perspective of the writer and the publication in which it appears. For example:

“After a ‘knock and announce,’ the front door was opened by Mr. Pelosi. The 82-year-old did not immediately declare an emergency or try to leave his home,” the NBC “Today Show” report explains. Instead, Mr. Pelosi “began walking several feet back into the foyer toward the assailant and away from police.”

Maybe. Same with Brittany. I know what I prefer to believe but you don’t find it it the news but you can find it in places.

This is so comforting

Don’t believe it? See

Deceased COVID-19 vaccine recipient payments and funeral costs

In cases involving death you may be eligible for payment and support for funeral costs. We’ll make this payment to the deceased’s estate.

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What proof you need

Before you can claim, you need to get your doctor to complete a COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme medical report. You need this as proof when you submit the claim. We need your doctor’s responses to help us assess your claim.

You need to provide the following documents with your claim:

  • the deceased’s death certificate or medical cause of death certificate
  • proof that you’re acting on behalf of the deceased
  • proof of any funeral costs and who paid, like receipts
  • proof of any amounts you got or will get from third parties, like funeral insurance
  • proof of the deceased’s partner and children dependent on the earnings of the deceased at the time of death, if applicable.

How to calculate payments and funeral costs

You need to show your actual costs for the funeral. Remember to deduct any amounts you got or will get from third parties.

If your claim involves death, find out what you can claim in the COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme policy on the Department of Health and Aged Care website.