This weeks links (2019-12-30)


In brief:

* Three fitness moves to try in your week off (2019-Dec-29) [The Age]

❝ More than half of Australian adults don’t meet the physical activity guidelines of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five days a week, nearly 80 per cent don’t meet the muscle strength guidelines of two sessions a week and only 15 per cent of Australian adults meet both. ❞

* Climate denialism is bought and paid for by a rotten political system (2019-Nov-18) [Crikey]

❝ So if you want to know why Australian politics has failed to address climate change for over 20 years, it’s not merely the psychological composition of the old and middle-aged white men who have wielded power for most of that time. It’s the way they were paid to stymie climate action.
Look at the political donations data of recent years. Fossil fuel and energy companies are some of the largest donors in the country; flush with profits from repeated commodity and investment booms, as a sector they rival the big banks (and, in recent years, the four big accounting firms) as the most dominant industry in political donations. ❞

Some reading/listening:

* 📻 Old Time Radio – Fire Fighters – Single Episodes [archive.org]
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
Fire Fighters was a syndicated series produced by Cincinnati’s William F. Holland Productions, Inc. in 1948. It was aired in various markets from coast-to-coast, including Portland, OR, Omaha, NE, and Washington, D.C., into the early 1950s. It followed the adventures of rookie firefighter Tim Collins and fire chief Bob Cody. Written by Frank Jones, Fire Fighters starred Cameron Prud’Homme and Lyle Sudrow.
The program was lauded by local fire departments across the country for promoting fire safety and publicizing modern firefighting techniques.

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