2,650 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 21 Aug 2021”

  1. The missus tells me that Fat a Fucking Blue Haired friend posted on FacistBook tonight … “if we don’t vaccinate the kids, they’re all gonna die”

    I genuinely asked the missus why she didn’t respond, “Is that a threat mole?”


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  2. Looks like Cuomo is being labelled as “The Grandma Killer”.

    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/08/26/desantis-if-media-did-their-job-cuomos-nursing-home-policies-may-have-ended-sooner-but-they-held-him-up-as-an-anti-trump/

    What’s more interesting is that “Auto Correct” is trying to correct search language, whereby the spelling doesn’t bring up the search you actually want.

    The swamp is indeed deep. There are little tricks that Big Tech use, that you don’t even notice.


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  3. Dover, another question for your lawyer friend when (and if) he writes his post.

    Where are the lawyers in all of this? I don’t see them out there at the protests, in the front lines saying to the Police “Hey guys, you can’t be provoking peaceful protesters and saying this stuff (bring it on pussies)”. You shouldn’t be pepper spraying children.

    On the other hand, they should also be out there admonishing the “out of hand” protesters as well. Telling them to be law abiding, and advising them not to “cross the legal line”.

    It seems to me that the “legal class” are entirely absent from the front lines. They could be doing a hell of a lot more to be calming the situation by informing an obviously frustrated population of their rights.

    The “everyday man” is pretty pissed off about what the state is trying to impose on them, and their children. And their wider families. Masks. QR code’s. Virtual funerals. Can’t visit their dying relatives. Can’t cuddle their loved ones. Can’t see their grandchildren. The list is endless.

    Meanwhile, politicians and the elite allow football players to cross borders. Movie stars to enter the country. Refugees to enter the country.

    Be warned. It’s a powder keg.

    No one begrudges them the opportunity go to University. In fact we celebrate the fact they are “smarter” than us. The bricklayers, barmaids, cleaners, fencers, miners, cooks, shelf stackers and mugs like me “on the track” admire these guys. We pay the taxes to pave their way. We want a better future for this country.

    But what happens when “shit hits the fan”? It’s crickets. They all slink off to their own hive, and wait to collect some fees off some poor bastard who’s business is wrecked and is in front of the local beak. For simply protesting.

    Where the hell are you lawyer blokes? The smartest people in society. The ones we thought would defend us from tyranny. Nowhere to be seen.

    We saw what happened to Pell. We saw what happened to BRS.

    You barely raised a whimper in the media frenzy. They were thrown under the bus.Then what of us?

    My only advice is this. Get a bigger bus, because despite as smart as you think you are, you are about to get smashed. Be on the right side of history.


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  4. America Is Now Actually the Mess Dems Pretended It Was Under Trump
    By Stephen Kruiser Aug 25
    https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2021/08/25/america-is-now-actually-the-mess-dems-pretended-it-was-under-trump-n1470737


    The result of that is that we are now actually living in the hellscape that American leftists kept falsely claiming was a reality during Trump’s presidency. Joe Biden’s brief tenure as occupier of the Oval Office has been a bigger threat to Americans than our enemies could have dreamt of being less than a year ago.



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  5. Cardi, I did see your reply (many threads back).

    Your SIL has a “window of opportunity” that will only ever occur once in Australian politics. He just needs to recognise it.

    Cats have alluded to it. Bringing disparate parties under one umbrella for one election on 4 agreed points in relation to COVID. Fight on that. Only that.

    You can scroll up to find those 4 points. Conservatives need to run on a united front, and a united message. All under the same name , in this case, the “Nationals”. You know how the system works? Disparate parties only dilute the vote. Everyone needs to “grit their teeth”. But for just one cycle.

    Put it in an agreement. Once the election cycle ends, they can split. They can call themselves the LDP or Independent or whatever. You are all more or less Conservatives. Members in Parliament are what counts.

    These guys will probably disagree with Barney on some stuff, but their ideology is right, rather than a solid block of hard Labor left or Greens.

    At the moment, there is a groundswell of disenchantment. The longer this goes on, the worse it is going to get. The first leader who stands up and says “enough is enough”, is going to take home the gold.

    Everyone is sick of the fear. Shine a light.


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  6. Cardi, you told me you have tried to slap some sense into the idiot? So has your daughter. Wrong approach.

    Pat him on the head like a good “yard dog”. Jim did it for years.

    Hopefully, when he sniffs the wind that the woodshed is burning down, he will spring into action.


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  7. The experience across New South Wales, Victoria, and now New Zealand confirms what many have argued since the start of the pandemic; that it is impossible to eliminate the virus.

    The cure is worse than the disease.

    I’m not talking about vaccines. I’m talking about the damage this has done across the world to society as a whole. Economically, physically and mentally.

    Doesn’t matter wether you got “infected” by COVID, everyone got EFFECTED.

    The deaths are minimal compared to the casualties. It’s like a world war.


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  8. FlyingPig says:
    August 26, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Does Anyone Really Believe the Same People Who Support Gruesome Research with Aborted Baby Parts Care About Stranded Americans in Afghanistan?

    No. Not at all.
    That anyone still tries to argue for the ‘greater good’ of the commercialisation of harvesting babies for their parts, rather than live in terror of being hunted down for their evil, is all the statement we need of how far mankind has fallen and makes the gross obscenities of what we do to each other and ourselves after birth, merely grotesque bunting.


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  9. For the life of me, I can’t see why anyone would “hitch their wagon” to Joe Biden. Scott Morrison is pretty much gone. It’s over.

    Stand up Barney, before you get dragged under by this total bullshit.

    Free the people.


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  10. How about One Nation United, National United party, democratic Liberal United or any other name but at least get together and get the policies ready to install to prevent the complete take over of Australia by the Chinese Communist Party .Who could stomach a Triumphant President Dan Andrews demanding every one stop work at 9am to watch and marvel as he gives his repulsive daily homily.


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  11. Watch the people in the audience, you will see elected representatives who after hearing this, still went on to pass the worst abortion laws in the world AND cheered it’s passing like winning The Americas Cup –
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    11 years ago
    Gianna Jessen’s testimony at Queen’s Hall

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xezv6n

    Gianna Jessen, abortion survivor, speaks at Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, Victoria (Australia), on the eve of the debate to decriminalize abortion in Victoria.


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  12. “I’m His girl. You don’t mess with God’s girl. I got a sign on my forehead that says: You better be nice to me, for my Father owns the world.”
    ? Gianna Jessen


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  13. To Those That Overcome – A Message for Men

    Have you listened to Gianna Jessen testimony yet? She is an amazing woman with an incredible testimony. I’ve been thinking about her message. In it, she directly addresses and challenges the men. Her words have been ‘ruminating’ in my head. Check them out.

    Men, you are made for greatness. You are made to stand up and be men. You are made to defend women and children, not stand by, and turn your head, when you know murder is occurring and do nothing about it. You are not made to use women and leave us alone. You are made to be kind and great and gracious and strong and stand for something because men, listen to me, I am too tired to do your job.

    https://enlightenedhope.com/2010/05/08/to-those-that-overcome/


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  14. This tragedy gets worse.
    I’m surprised the Taliban kept a lid on it for this long.
    The want the US out so they can really start the carnage.


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  15. No matter what your intentions are, if you join the US military, this is what you get.
    Strategy from generals who think white rage is more important than a coherent strategy.


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  16. There’s a point at which where the punters think the piles of bodies in the street exist.
    And what the administration says doesn’t really exist.


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  17. Sorry about the interruption earlier, Tom.

    Toons are great. Thank you.

    I have one last question for Dover to ask his legal friend.

    The “Scales of Justice” seem to be tipped. There is so much suffering, but it’s heavily weighted to the “ordinary people”. Those of us who can’t work. Those of us who have to bury our loved ones on a video screen. Those of us who can’t cuddle our sons, daughters or grandchildren. Our mothers or fathers.

    We lose our businesses, our customers, our friends. Our freedom. We can’t walk out our own front door.

    And for what?

    We get to see some talking heads on the TV, scolding us. We get to see some numbers, and various “experts” yabbering on about this and that. We get to see politicians like Gladys and Dan. We all get to see the Police telling us how they are going to crush us if we dare do anything. We will be fined. This fine. That fine. Dude gets handcuffed and stomped on. The media applauds. The bastard deserved that.

    Meanwhile, we have images of celebrities prancing about the place. Everyone sees it. Footballers, Hollywood Stars, Politicians and the rest. We do see. We see very clearly.

    My question is this, to the legal elite in this country.

    Is justice blind? It seems so.


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  18. The want the US out so they can really start the carnage.

    Bern, sadly I think they want the US military left there.

    Kabul airport is indefensible. Read Kipling. Come the 31st, history will repeat itself.


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  19. I have to agree with Armadillo.
    Anything and everything thing appears to be OK or justified, because “it’s a proportional response” to this virus.

    I’m astounded as to how much noise certain individuals and groups made about the most trivial of shit before this event, and how much impact they had. However, come real a present danger to everything most of us grew up with, fucking nothing. Silence. Empty vessels, it would seem.


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  20. Might need to register to read Independent , wasn’ta problem when I found the article but second time it was.
    Waves to feathered friend across the way.
    Incidentally there was an abundance of feathers in my garden when I consulted with my gardener yesterday.
    Has the fox family moved back?
    I suppose I’ll find out.


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  21. There are ghouls out there who want as much carnage in Kabul.
    But watching 5 mins of CNN this morning (I know, I know, why would I), the two comments were:
    1) tut tutting the ghouls who want carnage &
    2) what political impact Kabul will have on the US government (note, not Biden, not the Biden/Harris administration).

    This is why the US legacy media is worse than the politicians they fellate.


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  22. Giving up Bagram will end up in the vernacular.
    Not “retreat from Moscow” bad.
    But worse than the “mission accomplished” stunt.

    “Mate, you don’t want to do that…you’re giving up Bagram”.

    Something along the lines of needlessly, recklessly giving up a critically important strategic asset based on incompetent advice & an incoherent strategy.


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  23. This is why the US legacy media is worse than the politicians they fellate.

    Looks like they are going to get a distraction squirrel in the form of a large hurricane predicted to wind up in the gulf, headed for Louisiana.


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  24. Armadillo says:
    August 27, 2021 at 4:00 am
    The experience across New South Wales, Victoria, and now New Zealand confirms what many have argued since the start of the pandemic; that it is impossible to eliminate the virus.
    The cure is worse than the disease.

    *********************

    What is even worse Gladys is on TV, unmasked, almost yelling at us that it’s never enough, we are simply not good enough even when we sacrifice our children to the vaccine.

    The ICUs are at 80% capacity and they close hospitals. Why? They are always at 80% capacity.

    We are being told it’s a carrot and stick approach but all we get is stick, vaccinated and unvaccinated. Furthermore, making that distinction between people is simply inflaming the situation.

    The government’s PR people are completely useless. Where are the campaigns like “You country needs you” or “Keep calm and carry on”? Instead we have “Come on, you pussies” and “Don’t talk to your neighbours”. Then to put sprinkles on top of the turd ice cream, Gladys tells us if we are good boys and girls we MAY get SOME of our freedoms back.

    From the comments I hear in private life the Libs are going to own this whole monstrosity and ScoMo deserves everything that’s coming to him.


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  25. Anyone see the latest Plastic Pelosi distraction squirrel?

    They want all comms. data from pro Trump activists from April 2020 to Jan 20 2021.

    Massive overreach, actual fascism and a deflection for Joe “Hey, some guys are dying in…zzz….French Toast Please!” Biden.


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  26. If progressives ruled the world? Not pretty
    LUKE SLATTERY

    Until recently I would have called myself, broadly speaking, a progressive. And that’s despite the fact I was, back in 2006, dragooned into the ranks of Australia’s leading ultraconservatives by a couple of Curtin University academics who felt that my occasional criticism of postmodernism’s influence on the university and school curriculum amounted to an attack on freedom and liberty.

    This was baffling, in large part because my fiercest objection to this movement was its evolution, as English literary critic Lorna Sage neatly put it, into a form of “anti-authoritarian authoritarianism”. I was nettled at the conservative label, believing I’d been firmly on the side of the progressive angels since my late teens.

    But something shifted at a recent shebang of cool “creatives” when I was forced to share a gorgeous sunset with the performance of a tedious avant-garde music ensemble. “What would happen if progressives ruled the world?” I thought. “Would all music sound like this?” I couldn’t think of anything worse. Would badly executed agitprop become the new normal in the visual arts? Would contemporary art descend to a procession of fairground grotesques: porcelain vaginas in their hundreds, poo machines, tattooed dudes sitting around shirtless. Would “cancel culture” become the dominant culture and, if so, would it be forced to cancel itself? It was then that I realised, with a start, that a world ruled by selfstyled progressives wouldn’t be a terribly congenial place to be.

    Universities are the incubators of the new progressive orthodoxy, which seems to have latched on to the claim that the right to change one’s gender – the last word in selfdetermination – is somehow selfevident; as inalienable a right as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. On the one hand it’s fascinating to watch, on another quite terrifying, and on yet another – picture a prosthetic third hand – darkly hilarious.

    Earlier this year a University of Melbourne philosopher, Holly Lawford-Smith, launched a website in response to proposed gender-inclusive legislation that, she believes, replaces “sex with gender identity”. The website’s aim is to collect stories from women who are worried that “women’s only spaces” – toilets, changing rooms, fitting rooms, schools, quotas, dating apps and the like – are being invaded by transgender women (aka men). Fairly uncontroversial, you would have thought. But no.

    More than 2720 university staff and students demanded that the administration take prompt action to remove what they termed a “transphobic” website. The student union called on the university to “publicly oppose the transphobic website”; “remove content from courses and tutorials that is clearly transphobic”; and stop “selectively applying academic freedom” to “protect hateful misconduct”. In other words, they attempted to bully the university into silencing the website and any future projects of its ilk. The university, thankfully, was unmoved.

    It’s a messy dispute, with charges of abuse and intimidation flying every which way, but is there not a question at the heart of it: are trans women women, or are they men who want to be women? The science is settled on this.

    Harvard biologist Carole Hooven, author of Testosterone: The Story of the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us, puts the point succinctly: “The facts are that there are two sexes, male and female, and those sexes are designated by the kinds of gametes we produce. Do we make eggs – big sex cells – or little sex cells, sperm? That’s how we know whether somebody is male or female.” Sex difference is, in other words, a biological fact. The trans rights dogma sweeping our campuses insists, on the other hand, that differences between the biological sexes are governed by the feelings people have about their gender identity. What is more, it in my view asserts that something as simple as the invocation of a scientific fact is akin to hate speech.

    Progressives determined to diminish the authority of science on the question of biological sex differences are inclined, paradoxically, to insist on the scientific authority of climate change predictions. The science is in on climate change, we are told. And I think that’s pretty right. But on the issue of sex differences the tendency among progressives is to ignore science and privilege sentiment: individual feelings about sexual identity. It’s at best contradictory, at worst hypocritical.

    What is more, the progressive movement has galvanised around what is seemingly surely the ultimate expression of consumer capitalism: the ability to choose one’s gender, or at least the outward appearance of gender, by the purchase of a surgeon’s services. The only restriction on choice is the credit limit.

    The other salient feature of contemporary progressive politics is the eagerness to suppress and silence opposing opinion with everything from petty slights and name-calling to that old stalwart of academic politics, the histrionic petition to university admin. As I understand it, some universities also have been pressured to remove books from their libraries written by advocates for biological realism – the view that biology largely determines sex.

    I return to the thought experiment with which I began: what would a world ruled by progressives look like? It’s not just the bad music and bad art. It’s the irrationality, hypocrisy, intolerance and taste for coercion.

    A new Netflix series, The Chair, set in a fictional northeastern US liberal arts college named Pembroke, braids some of these themes into an engaging threehour comedy-drama.

    Its central character is Korean-American academic Ji-Yoon Kim (played by Sandra Oh), who no sooner ascends to the position of English department chair – the first woman to do so – than she is given a list of three crusty old academics destined for the chopping block as the college pursues more robust enrolments and more dynamic tenured staff including a “dazzling” young Afro-American hire, Yaz McKay (Nana Mensah).

    During the course of the sixpart series Ji-Yoon attempts to arrest the flaming fall of her charismatic former boyfriend, Bill Dobson (Jay Duplass), a lecturer in modernist literature recovering from the recent death of his wife, who in one fateful class performs a mock Hitler salute to apostrophise a point about absurdism’s impotence against the forces of fascism. His salute is turned into a meme that goes viral, thus stirring the fury of zealous students. The controversy leads, in several tortuous stages, to his sacking.

    While The Chair distributes its sympathies evenly enough among staff and students, young and old, its real dramatic focus is Bill’s tragicomic career crash and the failure of free speech principles to get any kind of purchase on the student body or, indeed, faculty.

    There is also a memorable class on Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick orchestrated by the emerging pop star lecturer “of colour”, Yaz, which kicks around claims that Melville was a wife beater, the whale is a symbol of white supremacy and the novel crippled by patriarchy. The class finally devolves into a kind of rock musical with students grooving to the chorus: “No women on board”.

    Bill is in part the author of his own downfall; he has weaknesses aplenty, among them an arrogant streak only partially concealed beneath his lost puppy demeanour. But it’s the abject failure of the idea he represents – free speech – that gives the series a tragic trajectory, even if it is comedy coated and, as Bill himself might have put it, veers towards absurdism.

    The unsettling thing about this series is that it does, in fact, dramatise a world in which progressives – aided and abetted by a cynical and nihilistic dean – rule mob-style in their own little kingdom.

    Anti-authoritarian authoritarianism: Sage gave that sobriquet to postmodernism, and it’s equally true of the new post-postmodernism, or trans-modernism, with its baked-on hostility to tradition – particularly tradition associated with mainstream culture – its cliched catalogue of grievances and its posture of perennial victimhood. But ultimately the quality that really defines it and holds it together is dogmatism.

    It’s enough to drive a bloke to conservatism.

    Luke Slattery is a Tasmania-based journalist and author.


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  27. Things that make you go hmmmm # 42346283482364238

    Was looking at the Twatter links, and saw the Chip LeGrand one. Scrolled down the page a bit and saw this…

    It took NSW 37 days to go from zero to 80 cases. It has taken Victoria 23 days, despite Melbourne going into lockdown after the first case.



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  28. If people read the article about the struggling business in Jackson Mississippi yesterday they would have noticed that people were staying away, not because the government wasn’t letting them out of their homes but voluntarily to avoid catching the covid.

    We could try that personal responsibility stuff here.


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  29. Wow.

    The Cathedral have gone nuts so Chuck de la Grande and Luke Slattery are converting?

    I can only hope our rulers get high on their own supply and piss off millions of people with backbones who can think for themselves.


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  30. feelthebern says:
    August 27, 2021 at 5:48 am
    No matter what your intentions are, if you join the US military, this is what you get.
    Strategy from generals who think white rage is more important than a coherent strategy.

    *****************

    Our own military leaders are exactly the same. How can you tell you ask? The same government that is persecuting and prosecuting our soldiers for supposed crimes in Afghanistan are sending them back there to rescue those left behind. It’s like a Monty Python skit.


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  31. A lot of checking last night re entry into Qld (if it’s possible at all). No reference to vaccinations being compulsory.

    Yet I am told by my industry association there has been a protocol “thrashed out” between peak ag bodies and other concerned groups which will allow movement of harvesting contractors with machines and workforce into the state from NSW and Vic.
    And that one of the non negotiable requirements is for everyone to be vaccinated

    As Margaret Thatcher said; “I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air” .


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  32. It took NSW 37 days to go from zero to 80 cases. It has taken Victoria 23 days, despite Melbourne going into lockdown after the first case.

    So if NSW cracks 2000 cases a day, and only 3 or 4 people are dying from/with COVID, at what point do we call COVID delta not even as dangerous as the flu?


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  33. Things that make you go hmmmm # 42346283482355656
    The Head House Republican wants Pelosi to recall Congress so that they can pass a law forbidding the Aug 31 Afghan withdrawal date. and extending it until US citizens have been evacuated.

    Obviously nobody told him that in cases like this, the enemy gets a vote.


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  34. & the media is already sucking on this ISIS-K story.
    Seriously, after everything that has happened, wouldn’t you question the official narrative ?


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  35. I’m watching Fox News and it looks like the word has gone out: Taliban good, it’s ISIS that is the real enemy.

    Trump took care of ISIS, this is just taliban putting on the ISIS jersey.


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  36. What is going on?

    First it was Taliban leaving Afghanistan to go to Syria to help create their promised land, then all the Isis freedom fighters scuttling to Afghanistan.
    As far as I am concerned they are as one.


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  37. feelthebern says:
    August 27, 2021 at 7:49 am
    & the media is already sucking on this ISIS-K story.
    Seriously, after everything that has happened, wouldn’t you question the official narrative ?

    *******************

    We are watching the great pivot from the murderous Taliban to the murderous ISIS-K. Biden’s handlers needed to focus attention elsewhere from his surrender to the Taliban.

    Anyone know what the K stands for? Somehow I don’t think it stands for Kurd.


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  38. Prosecutor advises Higgins to consider steering clear of PM’s office inquiry
    Katina Curtis

    By Katina Curtis
    August 26, 2021 — 3.18pm

    Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins has been advised to consider not participating in an investigation into who in the Prime Minister’s office knew of her allegation of being roped by a colleague in case it prejudices the trial.

    ACT Director Of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold told Ms Higgins the inquiry by the secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Phil Gaetjens, and publicity around its eventual report could interfere with the legal proceedings.
    Brittany Higgins’ allegation sparked three separate government reviews and a spate of further claims about bad behaviour and sexual harassment in Parliament House.

    Brittany Higgins’ allegation sparked three separate government reviews and a spate of further claims about bad behaviour and sexual harassment in Parliament House.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

    Earlier this month, police charged 26-year-old Bruce Lehrmann with one count of sexual intercourse without consent. He denies the allegation and is due to face the ACT Magistrates Court on September 16.

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison asked Mr Gaetjens to look into what information his staff had and when they knew about Ms Higgins’ allegation, made public in February, that she had been roped in the office of senator Linda Reynolds in March 2019.

    The claim sparked three separate government reviews and a spate of further allegations about bad behaviour and sexual harassment in Parliament House.

    Mr Gaetjens’ inquiry was put on hold in March after police advised him it might interfere with their investigation. Mr Gaetjens told Senate estimates he resumed the work on May 11 after getting the all-clear from police and expected to be finished within weeks.

    However, in written advice to Ms Higgins seen by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Mr Drumgold said his view was that “any concerns that Mr Gaetjens held that his investigation could interfere with a police investigation should obviously remain equally valid for legal proceedings”.

    He also said given the media interest in the matter, he assumed Mr Gaetjens’ investigation and report would be published and could be “highly prejudicial to the proceedings”.

    “I would request that Miss Higgins carefully consider not participating in any interview that could ultimately result in publicity that is prejudicial to legal proceedings whilst the matter is Sub Curia,” Mr Drumgold wrote.

    Ms Higgins sought advice from the prosecutor after being asked to be interviewed for Mr Gaetjens’ investigation.

    “The Age.”


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  39. Armadillo says:
    August 27, 2021 at 4:00 am
    …….The cure is worse than the disease.
    I’m not talking about vaccines. I’m talking about the damage this has done across the world to society as a whole. Economically, physically and mentally.

    And just to emphasise this valid point, the Oz comes out with this statistic today:

    About 250,000 workers were stood down over the first five weeks of Greater Sydney’s Delta lockdown, equivalent to the loss of nearly one in 10 payrolled jobs Source – ATO


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  40. Crossiesays:
    From the comments I hear in private life the Libs are going to own this whole monstrosity and ScoMo deserves everything that’s coming to him.

    Unlikely even though ScoMo deserves a thrashing for being a Big Girls’ Blouse all along.

    The alternative if it’s Labor is hardly going to be appealing to the electorate members who don’t want lockdowns – they’re imposed in the main by Labor premiers.

    Then again there’s a sizeable percentage of the population that want more lockdowns, and forever please, until C19 bat-flu is gorn, gorn, gorn.


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  41. Crossiesays:
    August 27, 2021 at 8:13 am
    I’m watching Fox News and it looks like the word has gone out: Taliban good, it’s ISIS that is the real enemy.

    Thinking along the same lines then..

    Im going tinfoil here, so bear with me.

    On their ABCcess this morning i was treated to the information that ISIS-K (Kabul?) are sworn enemies of the Talitubbies.

    Im sensing an effort to rebrand the Talitubbies as allies against “real terrorists”
    Could the deeptardstate be thinking they can pull off a “always at war with eastasia” moment by blaming all casualties on Isis and portraying the tallis as trying to help?

    They couldnt be that audacious could they?


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  42. Are we really to believe that the inept administration that presided over this debacle and expected Kabul to be defended for 9-12 months now knows exactly who from the murky world of Islamofascism is responsible for the suicide bombings?


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  43. They couldnt be that audacious could they?

    I bet they could! Heard similar on radio this morning re. Taliban good. (Interview with some terrorism expert/advisor.)

    Now when is that repulsive sack of excrement going to remove himself from the WH?


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  44. What shit things are happening in Australia today?

    Was advised to lay very low by my Dad while in country vic, lest I get reported.

    This is so fucking 1930’s germany!


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  45. Following a link at the Instapundit article Arma posted above:

    ‘KILL LIST’ – Biden Regime Provided Taliban with Names of AMERICANS, Afghan Allies

    U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport, a choice that’s prompted outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials.

    The move, detailed to POLITICO by three U.S. and congressional officials, was designed to expedite the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan as chaos erupted in Afghanistan’s capital city last week after the Taliban seized control of the country. It also came as the Biden administration has been relying on the Taliban for security outside the airport.

    But the decision to provide specific names to the Taliban, which has a history of brutally murdering Afghans who collaborated with the U.S. and other coalition forces during the conflict, has angered lawmakers and military officials.

    Add to this that that the Taliban have already killed 11 American Service personnel I think we can see their attitude to providing safety to the US and those they would vouch for.


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  46. ISIS-K (Kabul?)

    Khorasan.

    disaffected because Taliban not extreme enough.

    The Taliban are too liberal for their tastes.

    Founded in 2015, ISIS-K’s aim is to establish an Islamic caliphate across Khorasan – a region covering Pakistan and Afghanistan and parts of central Asia.

    Its fighters – who view the Taliban as too liberal – are thought to number up to 2,200, but this figure could rise dramatically amid political uncertainty.

    One day the last true muslim will slay the 2nd last muslim because he wasn’t Islamic enough.


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  47. They give the number of cases and the number of hospitalisations and the number of deaths.

    Now, I think the number of hospitalisations and of deaths is pretty firm – ignoring for the moment the fact they are counting someone dying with covid as dying of covid.

    But I assume the number of cases is only known from tests, and the people going for tests are not likely to be representative of the population – unlike hospitalisation and death you have a choice about being tested.

    I would wager that there are vast numbers of people out there who have had the couf, or with it now but shrugging it off because they are only experiencing mild symptoms while they have been convinced the virus is like being tortured on a rack. All these additional cases would dilute the silly statistics even further.


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  48. To those who carried out this attack as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.

    Easy to say.
    Unfortunately “those who carried out this attack” are now charred mince – and those who ordered and facilitated are hidden away in Kabul rookeries.


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  49. I get the impression that most of the testees are over and over types because they have to for work or they like to.
    Another thing me and mine refuse to do.


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  50. It took NSW 37 days to go from zero to 80 cases. It has taken Victoria 23 days, despite Melbourne going into lockdown after the first case.

    Don’t tell Perry the Very Tedious One!


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  51. Roger says:
    August 27, 2021 at 9:52 am
    Are we really to believe that the inept administration that presided over this debacle and expected Kabul to be defended for 9-12 months now knows exactly who from the murky world of Islamofascism is responsible for the suicide bombings?

    *******************

    It doesn’t matter, the media will run with what they are told.


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  52. But I assume the number of cases is only known from tests, and the people going for tests are not likely to be representative of the population – unlike hospitalisation and death you have a choice about being tested.

    It was interesting when the 2 Qld truckies were suspected of having it , one positive test (NSW) then 2 negative(Qld). Channel 9 posited that it was either a false positive or they were at the very end of their infection and both tests were correct, it was just a timing thing. They totally missed the 3rd option, possibly NSW & Qld run different numbers of PCR cycles* and both results are correct for the* number of cycles run.

    *I believe these numbers have been / are being requested & FOI’d, but have not yet been made available. Happy to be proven wrong


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  53. cohenite says:
    August 27, 2021 at 10:09 am
    Biden’s military, who are looking more and more like Nk’s military, so heavy with medals they can’t move, had delegated airport security to the talifucks:

    ******************

    I remember the 1991 Operation Desert Storm and general Schwarzkopf did not wear the ceremonial uniform when dealing with the media but this lot are so enamoured of their medals that they need to display them at every opportunity.


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  54. Sancho Panzer says:
    August 27, 2021 at 10:08 am
    Not only does the US lack the will or capability to win a war, but now it can’t even manage a dignified retreat.

    *****************

    Logic says this is correct, they would have wanted a smooth exit just to be able to crow about it. That it descended into catastrophic so quickly says a lot about who runs things in the US now, know-nothing twenty-somethings like that transgender intern of Jen Psaki.

    US media are horrified at our government’s COVID strategy while we are horrified at the US downfall in Afghanistan. It seems the world’s leadership has gone insane.


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  55. In Brown Paper Bag news:

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland is building its own 1,000-bed quarantine facility next to Wellcamp Airport, just outside Toowoomba.

    Knocked back by Commonwealth in favour of a site at Pinkenba – 5 minutes from Brisbane International Airport, and close to four tertiary hospitals registered for Covid patients;

    No consultation with Toowoomba local government;

    Construction has started, although the facility is still being designed;

    Commercial-in-confidence commercial terms. In Queensland, the 97.3% indicator of dirty deals done dirt cheap.


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  56. its cliched catalogue of grievances and its posture of perennial victimhood. But ultimately the quality that really defines it and holds it together is dogmatism.

    It took you a decade or two to notice, Luke?


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  57. They totally missed the 3rd option, possibly NSW & Qld run different numbers of PCR cycles* and both results are correct for the* number of cycles run.

    Too brain hurty.

    It would involve numbers n’ stuff.


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  58. Even though Dover Cat is not that well known, I would be careful about what’s said re Wellcamp Airport.

    Also, I’m seeing the future.
    Alan Jones saying zero about the quarantine centre at Wellcamp, ever.


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  59. To those who carried out this attack as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.

    America became a world power with the motto “Talk softly, and carry a big stick.”

    Biden has broken the stick and is shouting loudly.

    Every day is a heart-rending revelation.

    A year ago America was roaring along, it was positive and confident, it had a President who was not in it for the money, and astonishing diplomatic achievements reducing tension in the Middle East and standing up to an increasingly provocative China.

    Look where they, and we, are now.


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  60. In Brown Paper Bag news:

    And if the Commonwealth does not allow international passenger flights to land at Wellcamp due to insufficient/no Border Farce presence ?


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  61. And if the Commonwealth does not allow international passenger flights to land at Wellcamp due to insufficient/no Border Farce presence ?

    Considering a shit load of international freight already comes in & out of the place, it’s not like they are starting from scratch.
    I wonder how the owners of Brisbane Airport feel about this.


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  62. Last 24 hours, due to politics:
    Perth airport – negative news;
    Darwin airport – positive news;
    Brisbane airport – negative news;
    Wellcamp airport – positive news;
    Sydney Airport – positive news.

    Lindsay Fox must be screaming after the Wellcamp news.
    Where’s my taxpayer funded facility ?


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  63. Logic says this is correct, they would have wanted a smooth exit just to be able to crow about it. That it descended into catastrophic so quickly says a lot about who runs things in the US now, know-nothing twenty-somethings like that transgender intern of Jen Psaki.

    Correct Crossie.
    The mincing painted fingernail millenials now infesting the White House bought into the Taliban PR that they were “just passionate students who had matured” or “noble salt of the earth tribespersons”.
    Uncle Ali, a Proud Talibanji man, we might say.
    As for the relative merits of Taliban vs ISIS Special K, someone once said, “there are no goodies involved here. It’s baddies vs baddies”.


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  64. Today in GaslightLand

    NSW records 882 new cases

    NSW has recorded 882 new cases of Covid-19, and two more deaths – a male in his 60s and a man in his 90s. Both with underlying health conditions and both with just one vaccine dose.

    There were 118,000 test results processed.

    Oh. So now we’re going to talk about co-morbidities because vaccinated?

    Right-oh.


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  65. Considering a shit load of international freight already comes in & out of the place, it’s not like they are starting from scratch.

    Physical cargo is different to human passengers.
    ScoMo could simply say he needs a standing army of 500 Border Force staff there “to keep Queenslanders safe”.
    Full accommodation and allowances.
    Here’s the bill Pony Girl.


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  66. Even though Dover Cat is not that well known, I would be careful about what’s said re Wellcamp Airport.

    The airport is fine.
    The problem is the Palacechook opaque capital investment program. We used to have a Coordinator General Practitioner is


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  67. Candace Owens has a Prager U video on the subject of slavery. She tells the truth about it. It’s nicely done and a much needed history lesson, but the woke won’t trouble to watch it.


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  68. Unbelievable! .. I received an email this morning from NSW Transport .. YOU NOW NEED AN AUTHORISED CERTIFICATE TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE SYDNEY ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT .. including Central Coast & Wollongong ………


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  69. ‘Mincing painted fingernail millenials’

    I am reminded of the immortal Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels quote, courtesy of Plank:

    ‘They’re all into that karma crap. I don’t harm nobody, nobody harms me stuff.’


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  70. Even though Dover Cat is not that well known, I would be careful about what’s said re Wellcamp Airport.

    The airport is fine.
    The problem is the Palacechook opaque capital investment program. We used to have a Coordinator General to make sure we get value for money. Syd Schubert would be disappointed.

    Queensland’s Covid response is all about the politics.

    (Non phone fail version.)


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  71. When Biden loses Monty….

    Krispy Kreme Warns Donut Price Inflation To Hit Next Month

    Americans are hooked on sugary donuts and may find out next month that their favorite breakfast snack is about to experience a price increase because of rapid food inflation.

    America’s favorite doughnut company and coffeehouse chain Krispy Kreme, Inc. warned this week that higher costs for donut ingredients, such as flour, butter, milk, oil, and sugar, are forcing the company to raise prices in September.


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  72. Topher Field:

    “This weeks Slow Chat is with none other than George Christensen! He is a long serving MP, fearless and vocal, and one of only a few Federal MPs standing up for sanity in these mad times.

    No one can predict where a Slow Chat will go, but rest assured we’ll be discussing many different aspects of the current madness, the violence at the recent Melbourne protest, ‘that speech’ from George Christensen recently… and much much more.

    As the name implies, slow chats are… slow. So grab a drink, grab a snack, and get comfy in your favourite spot… we’ll be here for a while!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruPozjYWaFs


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  73. Mother Lodesays:

    August 27, 2021 at 10:10 am
    They give the number of cases and the number of hospitalisations and the number of deaths.

    Now, I think the number of hospitalisations and of deaths is pretty firm – ignoring for the moment the fact they are counting someone dying with covid as dying of covid.

    But I assume the number of cases is only known from tests

    Not only does the number of cycles the PCR test runs for determine the result, the CDC has withdrwn authorisation for the test entirely due to the tests failure to distinguish the COVID19 virus from the influenza virus.

    But “cases”


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  74. This is like watching the Hindenburg a thousand times larger crash and burn in ultra slow motion.

    Expect to see more of this total chaos as the infinite stupidity of wokeism collides with reality.

    It’s actually too much to watch. You almost have cover your eyes and ears and hope it all stops.


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  75. Dan Bongino show today explains as recently as 3 weeks ago biden and his shit generals were expressing confidence in the afshitistan army and that the talifucks posed no problem. Now biden is blaming Trump and the stranded US citizens and afghan collaborators for not obeying biden’s warnings. As Bongino notes there were no warnings. And of course the media is starting to peddle biden’s new lie to cover his decrepit arse:

    https://rumble.com/vlpn1b-ep.-1592-explosions-at-kabul-airport-the-dan-bongino-show.html?mref=6zof&mc=dgip3&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Dan+Bongino+Show&ep=2


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  76. From the Liberal Democratic Party:

    Dear Dr Frank Gilroy, M. D.,

    I am writing to you on behalf of the National Executive regarding the passing of the Electoral Reform Bill.
    Yesterday was a dark day for democracy, where the major parties look to tighten the noose around any opposition to their duopoly.

    The National Executive understands the repercussions of this bill could be to change our name, however there are other options open.
    We will be meeting tonight (Friday Aug 27th) to discuss the Bill and its repercussions and devise a strategy to deal with this outcome, and will inform the members of the meeting’s outcome at the earliest possible time.

    In the meantime, stand firm. We have them shaken, let’s keep up the fight.

    We want to get the message to the duopoly that your party, the party that truly represents you, will not be cowered or bullied. We know our full page letter in The Australian rattled them. Good. Lets keep going. Next is more national advertising, and you can help. Donate to the campaign and share the message far and wide that you will not bend to tyranny.

    FIGHT BACK

    Nathan Thomason,
    Chair of the Federal Campaign Committee on behalf of the National Executive


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  77. More on the Welcamp Quarantine facility:

    Developer John Wagner said the Wellcamp facility will cost about $66 million with the first 500 beds to be ready by the end of the year and another 500 to come online by the first quarter of 2021.

    Wellcamp will cost less than a third of Victoria’s $200 million facility, which is mostly being funded by the federal government.

    So, the Palacechook has been fucking around waving this ultra-urgent, super-emergency proposal at the Feds for seven months – when all the while it was available to her at chump change pricing.

    The physical embodiment of ‘Politics is showbiz for ugly people’.


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  78. NSW has recorded 882 new cases of Covid-19, and two more deaths – a male in his 60s and a man in his 90s. Both with underlying health conditions and both with just one vaccine dose.

    So we’re still batting around 80 for deaths?

    FMD.


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  79. Would contemporary art descend to a procession of fairground grotesques: porcelain vaginas in their hundreds, poo machines, tattooed dudes sitting around shirtless

    That would be MONA, then?


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  80. America’s favorite doughnut company and coffeehouse chain Krispy Kreme, Inc. warned this week that higher costs for donut ingredients, such as flour, butter, milk, oil, and sugar, are forcing the company to raise prices in September.

    That tremor you just felt was mOnster fainting.
    But, hey, it’s only donuts, right?
    It’s not like those ingredients are used in anything else.


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  81. America’s favorite doughnut company and coffeehouse chain Krispy Kreme, Inc. warned this week that higher costs for donut ingredients, such as flour, butter, milk, oil, and sugar, are forcing the company to raise prices in September.

    there’s flour in a Krispy Kreme. Who knew ?


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  82. Another example of the ruling elite using an oxymoron to “justify” an argument.

    Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley said “parents are not in the dark” about plans for when children can return to school, even though no date has been put forward or vaccination targets.


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  83. The National Executive understands the repercussions of this bill could be to change our name, however there are other options open.

    ..
    Ohh, ohh, ohhhh. Let me! Let me!
    The Loathsome Dolts Party?
    The Licentious Diddlers Party?
    The Loquacious Dilettantes Party?
    The Lawyer Douchenozzles Party?


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  84. Imagine if the LDP dovetailed these actions by the big parties to limit their vote into the policy of making the exemptions list public.
    You know, the exemptions list for the maaaaates of the big parties.
    What a killer one-two for the LDP to use.
    If they’re meeting tonight, what a great time to raise it.


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  85. The Taliban may be 95% illiterate hill billies.
    But that 5%, western educated, technically proficient, with decent military experience in multiple countries?
    Yeah, they’re the ones you need to worry about.

    If you don’t have a dark sense of foreboding about the next few days in Kabul, I’d like to know what you’re smoking.


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  86. I’m actually shocked that Alan Joyce told Sneakers to get fucked yesterday.
    Since the 1990’s corporations have talked tough to LNP governments (because they are pussies) & given massages to the ALP governments (lest they lose out in Gillard style “oh we’ll have to have a look at that now won’t we”).


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  87. If you don’t have a dark sense of foreboding about the next few days in Kabul, I’d like to know what you’re smoking.

    I have a dark sense of foreboding about the next 100 years, not that I expect to be alive for most of it. I worry about my kids and grandkids.

    Mrs Zippy refuses to believe that the US was so incompetent to leave all those weapons behind without a reason.

    I thought about it, did beijing biden leave those planes and helicopters and systems behind so the chicoms could get their hands on them? I am sure the taliban will be only too happy to sell a plane or helicopter and bits of tech for hard yellow dollars. gives beijing biden plausible deniability.


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  88. Old School Conservative says:
    August 27, 2021 at 1:01 pm
    OK I’ll ask the stupid question.
    Who or what do people here mean when they refer to The Cathedral?

    We oldies call it “the Powers That Be”.

    But “Cathedral” sounds sexier. 😀

    Seriously though, it also has overtones of religious fervour which is quite applicable – think climate change, ruinables, intersectional politics, race baiting and the like. All now come under, and are approved by, another old fashioned term – The Establishment.

    If you prefer sci-fi, you might prefer…The Borg. Resistance is futile, assimilation inevitable.


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  89. The reality is that America lost its war in Afghanistan more than a decade ago, roughly around the time when CIA officers began bribing aging warlords with Viagra. The Americans knew all about the young boys the tribal leaders kept in their camps; because the sex drug helped Afghan elders rape more boys more often, they were beholden to America’s clandestine service. Losing Afghanistan then is the least of it. When you choose to adopt a foreign cohort’s cultural habits, customs for which the elders of your own tribe would ostracize and perhaps kill you, you have lost your civilization.

    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/assabiya-lee-smith


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  90. “Cathedral” sounds sexier.

    Apt, too. The cathedrals were once called “universities” and the local worship centres used to be “schools”. Now both are inhabited by druids of various seniority.


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  91. Hah! Thanks Top Ender!!! As a long-time student of politics and political operator I never had any idea why he was called “Sneakers” McGowan.

    Cos he was so far up his bosses that you could only see his sneakers!!! 😛


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  92. Tom – Ironically Harvard was established originally as a bible college training pastors. I suppose at least we can give thanks he isn’t a Satanist.


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  93. Cos he was so far up his bosses that you could only see his sneakers!!! ?

    Now you see what you get when you appoint someone on his ability to kiss arses.


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  94. Harvard is just another institution that has been taken over so its credibility cache can be squandered on passing progressive fads.

    Afterward it will be a sepulchre to the progressive ‘spirit’, but not causes because they will have changed by then, although there will need to be need to be expiation of the ghosts of ‘old white men’. And the bequests will have dried up – the people going through there now think philanthropy is where you make the government take money from rednecks and give it to pampered victim groups that are not themselves short of money like QWERTYs.

    Another venerable institution killed off.

    Lefties cannot create anything worthwhile. When they try it is stunted and warped, and needs to be kept alive with other people’s money and sustained PR. They cannot inspire. They cannot truly unite because each one of them thinks they are the centre of the universe. When they work together it is because each thinks they are using the others to advance their cause, and so long as their causes align they can have force. It is like the seawater – waves can carry enormous force crashing against the base of a cliff, but it doesn’t pile up and become cliff-like. But over millennia it can undercut a cliff and bring in crashing down the its level.


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  95. From Bruce’s link:

    “There is a rising group of people who no longer identify with any religious tradition but still experience a real need for conversation and support around what it means to be a good human and live an ethical life,”

    ..
    Umm, why?
    If there’s no God, there’s no rules, just do whatever the fuck you like, idiots. What does it matter?
    If you’re an atheist, and you want to know what rules to obey, you want the law faculty, not the chaplain.
    Morons. Don’t even have the courage to embrace the ultimate point of their beliefs.


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  96. Sooooo, How much Hunter Biden “Art” will China buy for each piece of military hardware left in Afghanistan ? Don’t forget, Ten Percent for the Big Guy.


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  97. Umm, why?

    I’ve tried to explain this to you several times, Arky, with no success. Buddha explained it too, long ago.

    If you see someone doing something cheap and contemptible, you are so made that you’ll despise them. This applies when you are the person doing it. Despising yourself is very unpleasant and precludes your being happy. So don’t do it.


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  98. Atheist progressive idiots seem to have missed the actual point of the atheism is that it all just comes down to power.
    How deluded do you have to be to think that without some ultimate power over us all, that life doesn’t then devolve into a complex power struggle between individuals and coinciding interests?
    Ohh, that’s too cold and scary and nasty. I want some fuzzy recognition of my feelings, without having to attach it to anything.
    Go read Machiavelli or Sun Tzu or Plato.
    Jeez I wish I was an atheist. I’d fuck all of them.


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  99. I am told there is some sort of super spreader event on the goldie. Masses of selfish morons not social distancing or wearing masks. Who do these people think they are, why are they not cowering in their bedrooms?

    Someone please restore my faith in government and tell me the riot squat is preparing batons and pepper spray to restore order!


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  100. Despising yourself is very unpleasant

    ..
    If I fail and do something “despicable” it’s despicable in relation to the judeo christian beliefs I was raised with. That’s why I find it despicable, and why others around me find it also despicable.
    If I had been raised in Soweto, I might consider, say, putting a lit tire around some chicks neck admirable, and so would those around me. If I was raised in other parts of the world I might find chucking some poor, frightened bum bandit off a building “admirable” not “contemptable”.
    You can’t explain your reasons for your fuzzy feelings about the things you find admirable, because they come directly from a late Judeo- Christian morality with which you and I were indoctrinated.
    The difference is, I’m glad I was so indoctrinated, even as I recognise the indoctrination, while you fool yourself that you have avoided or rid yourself of that indoctrination.


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  101. I don’t know how Rita doesn’t turn around and smack reece between his evil fucking eyes. Reece doing the it’s all Trump’s fault in afshitistan. What an arsehole he is.


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  102. I have mentioned it before but I’ll mention it again; some years ago I crossed paths with an Australian working on the problem of bio-weapons being designed to target Jews.
    Unfortunately the genius of man isn’t limited to the saintly, yet man keeps denying God’s Word in order to worship canny men, sacrificing their own lives & that of their children to do so.

    Indolent says:
    August 27, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    struth says:
    August 27, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Getting the Jews first
    point.https://www.bitchute.com/video/WsvhxBD4k1uZ/?fbclid=IwAR3woLzg-rIZ0MnwRLWoImOzZp8QijnCHITTZS9ArYoiW1T1hd-BT3I9o3c

    This is a link to the Dr. Zelenko presentation to Israeli politicians that someone was looking for yesterday.

    It’s well worth viewing. He is sharp and to the



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  103. “There is a rising group of people who no longer identify with any religious tradition but still experience a real need for conversation and support around what it means to be a good human and live an ethical life,”

    And yet somehow, Peter, ‘parents can kill their unwanted children up to two years old, give or take’, Singer is still held up as a Guru of Ethics who makes God unnecessary.


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  104. Atheist progressive idiots seem to have missed the actual point of the atheism is that it all just comes down to power.

    No it doesn’t, even chimps have a notion of fairness. I don’t have time now but there are studies that are worth a read.


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  105. Hi all old Cats now on the new site , I was missing Tom so here I am .
    Posted on the other site that doctor granddaughter was at hospital that had Covid so was told to stay home and get tested and remain isolation for 2weeks . This lasted only a couple of days before she was called back to work so I suspected a doctor shortage . See today frontline staff at hospitals are now exempt from isolation.
    moderated

  106. Zipster says:
    August 27, 2021 at 4:31 pm
    No it doesn’t, even chimps have a notion of fairness.

    How do you know that chimps don’t have some spiritual side / innate beliefs?


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  107. Speaking of the decline of Universities:

    Up to four times as many university students use commercial contract cheating services than previously estimated, according to a new study, and researchers say the most likely users are those with a non-English first language.

    The study of 4098 students at Australian tertiary institutions, surveyed at the end of last year, estimates 7.9 per cent of students pay commercial sites to ghost write assignments for them and 11.4 per cent use file-sharing sites where they can access other students’ work. Both practices are regarded as cheating.

    From The Oz, with an interesting analysis of the methodology of the study. Apparently the participants were fed drugs – the Bayesian Truth Serum. (joke)


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  108. Go read Machiavelli or Sun Tzu or Plato.

    Machiavelli….After you finish the prince, you’ll go what’s all the hubbub about.
    Sun Tzu….Can be summarised into less than a dozen quotes or a 5min video.

    Plato…now yah talkin’.
    Plato be some good shit (Plato rolling in his grave when being described lot that).
    Then roll straight from that into Marcus Aurelius & then you’ve got a party.


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  109. If you want to see a dementia riddled old man not dealing, just look at the interaction between Biden & Doocy at the end of the press conference today.
    Angry old man gets asked genuine question & gets really snarky.


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  110. I bet Plato never wrote anything as politically instructive as this.

    I was now completely terrified, however since I was alone with her in the dark, I gave her a good hump. Even though I found her thighs flabby, her genitals greasy and her breath stinking a bit, my lust was so desperate that I went ahead and gave it to her anyway.”

    When their liaison was over, Machiavelli managed to find a lamp and was able to shine a light on the woman:

    “My God, she was so ugly that I almost dropped dead… a tuft of hair, half white and half black, the top of her head was bald which allowed you to see several lice taking a stroll… Her eyebrows were full of nits; one eye looked down and the other up. Her tear ducts were full of mucus… her nose was twisted into a peculiar shape, the nostrils were full of snot and one of them was half missing. Her mouth looked like Lorenzo de Medici’s, twisted on one side and drooling since she had no teeth to keep the saliva in her mouth. Her lip was covered with a thin but rather long moustache…”

    When the woman spoke to him, Machiavelli was struck by her “stinking breath” and:

    “…heaved so much that I vomited all over her.”


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  111. You can’t explain your reasons for your fuzzy feelings about the things you find admirable, because they come directly from a late Judeo- Christian morality with which you and I were indoctrinated.

    This isn’t true, Arky. My devout Catholic granny tried. She told me I had a conscience, and I checked carefully and discovered she was right, but it didn’t work the way she said it did. She thought it would lead me to faith, but it led in the opposite direction. It won’t let me buy your bullshit, for example.

    The fact that yours is so scruffy means you still have some moral development to go. I guess we all do. That’s why some muslims think throwing poofs off tall buildings is ok. Other Muslims would disagree, as with so many theological matters.

    I’m sorry that you need a God to be your master, and that enslaving yourself to an ideology is necessary to your well-being. It isn’t for mine.


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  112. And Arky, the belief that human beings have no intrinsic nature and we’re all socially conditioned is a bit of Marxist dogma which you seem to have bought.

    So a certain amount of indoctrination is definitely possible. And you’ve been the victim of it.


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  113. Chimps Have a Sense of Fairness

    Do they have spirituality? not sure what that would mean for a chimp. not sure how we could even test that. Clearly they have beliefs but its not like they can tell us about them.

    Arky having a sense of fairness doesn’t preclude dominance and hierarchical games for the best females. These are rarely to the death. Nor does it preclude chimp tribes waging war on other tribes. It also doesn’t preclude acting selfish, violent or ignoring the sense. It’s there as some form of built-in wiring, like hunger or sex drives. A chimp doesn’t fuck anything that moves, just because it has a sex drive. There is a complex hierarchy to consider, consequences, alliances, signals the female gives. etc.

    Chimps can be taught very rudimentary sign language, but their ability to communicate this way is limited. They are simply not wired for language like a human is.


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  114. and that enslaving yourself

    ..
    Rather me do it than someone else.
    And all too well I know I need enslaving. I’d kill everyone and everything if I allowed myself off my leash.


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  115. Biden the chimp and his fellow grubby primates in the msm now peddling the bullshit that ISISk (obviously part of the alphabet group) are different from the talifucks, who can be trusted for security. It’s also a view put forward by such swamp creatures as keith fucking suter, which is the talifucks are better then ISISk. In fact ISISk are made up of ex talifucks!

    This attack was approved by the talifucks to establish their credentials and punish the yanks.

    Also in the conspiratorial field, biden deliberately left the high tech gear there to enable the chunks.

    Biden should be removed, yadda, yadda.


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  116. Rather me do it than someone else.
    And all too well I know I need enslaving. I’d kill everyone and everything if I allowed myself off my leash.

    It’s good to know that, relatively at least, I’m a nice guy.


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  117. Re the Old Coast super-spreader event, big fair/carnival. Thousands attending, 95% unmasked. Happy smiling faces everywhere. Multiple entrances only one with poor sod holding up the QR code and, yes, masked types “doing the right thing”. 1 fat plod on a bicycle doing whatever it is they do. God bless ’em all.


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  118. *If you don’t have a dark sense of foreboding about the next few days in Kabul, I’d like to know what you’re smoking.*

    Didn’t you also say our allies were Viagra addled boy rapers?


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  119. No it doesn’t, even chimps have a notion of fairness.

    And:
    ..

    The most powerful chimp doesn’t.

    Damn straight. Always has been, is, and always will be.


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  120. Blood and red wine stains and a fridge full of booze were found at the “totally trashed” Mornington Airbnb where star jockey Jamie Kah partied in breach of lockdown laws.
    Can ride.
    Can party.


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  121. feelthebernsays:

    August 27, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    I’m actually shocked that Alan Joyce told Sneakers to get fucked yesterday.

    It does run against recent form, that is true.
    But the Toxic Dwarf has just taken a $2 billion haircut.
    Now, board members and instos who love virtue signaling over stuff like climate change aren’t going to break cover to give Sneakers a clip.
    But they will have read the dwarf his horoscope …

    “Do not spend a shitload pulling a bunch of A380s out of mothballs and put our non-stop routes in the hands of that fucking idiot McGowan”.

    Sneakers is fucking clueless.
    “Oooooh. But we’ve spent $15 meg upgrading Perth Airport.”
    Firstly, does he know how much it costs to re-commission an A-380 out of long term storage and get crews current again?
    Secondly, does he understand the commercial reality that he and his mates have visited on private businesses in blowing up their investments on a whim?
    And thirdly, suck it up, princess.


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  122. Firstly, does he know how much it costs to re-commission an A-380 out of long term storage and get crews current again?

    Kick the tires, fill it with fuel, whats good for the datsun 18b is good enough for planes.

    Secondly, does he understand the commercial reality that he and his mates have visited on private businesses in blowing up their investments on a whim?

    Well hes saved them, saved them all!!! Its their own faults if they havent planned for contingencies like 2 years of near zero income.

    And thirdly, suck it up, princess.
    That bit im sure he can handle.


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  123. The most powerful chimp doesn’t.

    The chimps notion of fairness is more like a child’s, hey you got more than me, give me some. Not so much as, hey you got less than me, take some of mine. From an evolutionary perspective the first step is likely a prerequisite for the next step.

    When we were at an overseas zoo we visited a gorilla enclosure. There was a large male in with several females. The male had a pile of food in front of him which he was snacking on. A female got up from a distance and started sashaying in a gorillas version of a sexy walk. She moved closer to the male, but not looking at him or moving directly towards him, really in what might be described as an offhanded manner.

    The male gorilla gave her a sideways glance and with both arms pulled all his food in closer to himself and continued eating. We laughed. He knows exactly what she’s up to.


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  124. I bet Plato never wrote anything as politically instructive as this.

    Wince! I’m right now reading an alternative history SF called 1632 (with occasional forays to various Kittens). It’s a lot of fun! But your comment, Mole, reminds me of a classic of the genre: Lest Darkness Fall. Specifically when the accidental time traveler guy is seduced by his cleaning lady…


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  125. Maybe your grannie isn’t done with you yet DrBG

    Well, she did promise that when she got to heaven she’d look down at me and take appropriate action. If she’s right and I’m wrong, that’s where she is right now.

    I began to think there might be something in it once, when I went out with a succession of girls all of whom turned out to be good Catholics, but the supply dwindled. Later I met a bad Catholic girl, but I put this down to good luck rather than grannie’s last try.


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  126. Can ride.
    Can party.

    Elegant. Exact. Accurate!

    I saw the story earlier, OSC, and thought: she’s a grade-A feral bogan. As a denizen of a suburb full of feral bogans I have to be impressed, but it was a bit hard on the poor AirBnB person whose apartment it was.


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  127. And on another point, just because you have god on your side, how does that preclude you from waging war? How many religious wars has just the European microcosm seen? Many even with the same god.


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  128. And on another point, just because you have god on your side, how does that preclude you from waging war?

    It is not God who wages war, Zipster. It is man, hiding behind God to broadcast his righteousness, whilst decimating his fellow man.

    God would not count these men as being on His side.


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  129. And on another point, just because you have god on your side, how does that preclude you from waging war?

    A belief in God doesn’t prevent you from being a vicious bastard if you’re made that way. Note carefully, Arky.


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  130. Oh dear, they are resurrecting the old Meadow Lea jingle for the vax ad. All I can think of is the version we wrote when I was on my FA1 course (we did a few others as well)…
    “Corporal’s dead,
    Sergeant’s too,
    Sir’s brains make we wanna spew,
    I wanna be evacuated”


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  131. For sure, we have been domesticated a bit.
    But that’s hardly “moral” when you consider the number of people you have to waste in order to breed the domestic version of the human.


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  132. Sooooo, How much Hunter Biden “Art” will China buy for each piece of military hardware left in Afghanistan ? Don’t forget, Ten Percent for the Big Guy.

    The Chicoms struggle to innovate, communist shithole and inventive are almost an oxymoron. They will be so happy that they have so much gear to copy……


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  133. Wow.
    I just put Sinistra delenda est into DuckDuckGo to look for a translation.
    3 of the top 6 links were to “New Catallaxy”.
    Super stuff.


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  134. We’re all made that way.
    I’m not an outlier.

    I daresay I’m capable of killing you , eating you, then ravishing your wife and daughter. But I have a powerful instinct to protect women and children, no lust for little girls, and I’d have to be awfully hungry to eat you. On balance, I’d prefer a scotch fillet and chips.

    It’s true we all have some rather nasty impulses at times and have to choke them off. I’ve learnt that giving in to them leads to unpleasant consequences, so I choke them pretty successfully.

    Mostly.

    I don’t let them wild because I’m afraid of what God might do to me, which seems to be what keeps yours in check. Just common prudence does it for me.


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  135. The dubiously named Electoral Reform Bill makes the party size threshold 1500, but it says older parties have to give permission for newer parties to use a common term in their names.

    This is a shafting; the LDP have fought to keep their name and the Liberal terminator bots couldn’t kill us off. Believe me, the scum like Tony Abbott tried.

    Maybe you newly enamoured libertarian loving conservatives will get to vote for the LDP under the Liberty & Democracy Party we hate and you love.

    When you add this up with Cormann’s killing off of genuine PR & sabotage like Cory Bernardi’s “Australian Conservatives” honey trap, the Liberal and National Parties are acting – no, showing their true Stalinist colours.


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  136. “Maybe you newly enamoured libertarian loving conservatives will get to vote for the LDP under the Liberty & Democracy Party we hate and you love.”

    Dot, I’m not newly enamoured. I voted for David Leyonhjelm in the senate in 2013 and in 2016


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  137. Thanks Lizzie for the Dr Dhand link.
    I almost never watch videos but I watched Candace Owens slavery video this morning (thanks bg) , and shared with fam and a couple of Dr Dhand’s which I also shared. His criticism of the FDA approval of Pfizer was very interesting.


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  138. The dubiously named Electoral Reform Bill makes the party size threshold 1500, but it says older parties have to give permission for newer parties to use a common term in their names.

    Better get in quick with the fuck all commies and muzzies party name then.


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