Open Thread – Weekend 3 Sept 2021


The Course of Empire-Destruction, Thomas Cole, 1836

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rugbyskier
rugbyskier
September 10, 2021 10:17 am

OSC and KD, I recall Rowan Dean talking about the term ‘Build Back Better’ on Outsiders and that it originated in Japan in 2011 to describe the reconstruction effort in the Tohoku region after the earthquake and tsunami. It was then adopted by politicians for their economic planning.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 10:19 am

Biden is literally going to be spending months calling minorities vermin.
It’s nothing new for him.
But is going to cost the DNC real votes in 2022.
Which of course will be more than made up with the fake votes.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 10, 2021 10:19 am

even Canadians are laughing at us

I don’t know if Sky has the stomach for it, but they should have a part of their website dedicated to all the people laughing at us and then during their programs encourage people to look at it all.

Let them then tell their friends what the MSM in Australia would never dare tell them.

cohenite
September 10, 2021 10:19 am

At least with Labor you know what you get.

Venezuela, Cuba, NK Kerry fucking chant and the new world order.

I understand what people are saying; but the takeover of the liars has been complete; there are still people in the lnp worth supporting. Just. Starting another small party is a joke, putting sitting members last pathetic, ditto defacing election cards. All you can do is join PHON, SFF, LDP or the lnp and change it back from the inside.

I like Kelly and he says they’re going to have a candidate in every seat; imagine the vetting problems; volunteer to help the poor bastard or become a candidate. I actually think Clive’s money may make a difference this time with a candidate fronting the party and Clive in the background.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 10:20 am

Keep in mind, China is laughing at the US every second of every day.

cohenite
September 10, 2021 10:21 am

Toons; pick today:

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Fuck rowe.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 10, 2021 10:21 am

Build Back Better

The heirs to the KKK have now adopted BBB.

cohenite
September 10, 2021 10:27 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2021 10:37 am

Gab – On Novavax in principle I am personally ok with it for two reasons. Firstly because I think the permitting process requires that test procedure, so just about everything you eat, drink or wear has been through it. Secondly I am guided by Peter’s letter to the Gentiles after the council in Jerusalem. He said to abstain from eating animals sacrificed to idols. He didn’t say to abstain from all types of animal that get sacrificed to idols.

In this respect Novavax is like the latter, and AZ is like the former since AZ is actually made from immortalized fetal cells whereas Novavax isn’t, as far as I know.

I do need to research their detailed method of production though – haven’t done that yet.

Again in this respect I don’t have a conscientious objection to Pfizer or Moderna, they also have been tested on that cell line as I understand. I am uncomfortable with them because of their mechanism of action, whereas I prefer the mechanism of Novavax as a vaccine, which presents the spike protein to the immune system rather than manufacturing it in random cells. But I could accept Pfizer if it was available. In some ways it’s convenient I’m not allowed to have it so that I don’t have to think about getting it…

I should add that the archbishops in their letter specifically referred to AZ and not to Pfizer, even though both were being rolled out at the time.

This is just my personal 2c worth, not sure it is helpful or relevant.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
September 10, 2021 10:42 am

Precisely; and you’ve evidently missed the places where I wrote along the lines of “whatever epidemiology once was, it is that no more.”

The whole field needs to be reevaluated and challenged.

Like many fields, as with some I nominated above, it has been taken over by Marxists. I hope we can agree on that. I think Min might say the same thing re psychology and others would chime in re psychiatry, where horrors such as ‘transgenderism’ are promoted. But my point is that there are still good epidemiologists arounds and a fundamental disciplinary field with its own validated scientific processes. By all means re-evaluate and challenge how results are gained and used, but we need the good and trained epidemiologists, those prepared to speak out against fierce reprisals as many have been, in order to counter those who have sold their soul for silver and their brains for mush. We also need to be able to comprehend the world of parasitic organisms we live in (and I don’t mean politicians, lol). We are always just one step ahead of the next virus or smart bacterium and need epidemiological tracing and analytic skills to find it, comprehend it and slay it.

It is our political response to epidemiological information, and a skeptical approach to public health unilateral impositions, that we need to take charge of in Parliament and by law.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 10, 2021 10:43 am

… and Clive in the background.

Fat Clive doesn’t do background. Just more of the same.

Crossie
Crossie
September 10, 2021 10:44 am

What a world where people are more afraid of the vaccine than the flu. If we left things alone at the beginning of last year by the end of June we would have had herd immunity and that would have been that. During the flu outbreak the most vulnerable would have been quarantined as they are every flu season. But no, we had to destroy ourselves because WHO lied to our governments, the same WHO that is/was in cahoots with Chinese communist government.

I say we’ve been had.

srr
srr
September 10, 2021 10:49 am

Farmer Gezsays:
September 10, 2021 at 7:28 am
NSW businesses (soon Victoria) should send their tax assessments back for the government to pay as they have effectively taken control of the enterprise.
– right to trade
– trading hours
– number of customers
– number of staff
– medical status of staff
– medical status of customers
– state police enforcing compliance.

Congratulations entrepreneurs, you now work for the state.

I know no one wants to here this sort of hard truth in these hard times, but State, Council, Trade, Union etc. Networks have ALWAYS meddled in the lives of men.

They just kept it low key, smallish scale, bits of ‘bad luck & bad timing’, that destroyed the good, hard, honest work, investment & sacrifice of some, and tipped their Rightful Dues in the pockets of the, shall we say, ‘more flexible’, and even, ‘more dogmatically righteous’ men.

… and now, here, with the loving, correcting grace of God, go we all ….

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 10, 2021 10:51 am

rugbyskier, just now:

Japan, 2011 and in the context of disaster recovery. Appreciated.

I will resist recounting the tale of the 2011 Pacific surfing championship, and how it was apparently won by a Mrs Takamoto atop a wardrobe.

Tom
Tom
September 10, 2021 10:55 am

Fat Clive doesn’t do background. Just more of the same.

Humphrey, I think the Fat Bastard has realised he is shit at politics when he puts himself up as a candidate and he has decided instead to bankroll LNP escapees like Craig Kelly. As a business bloke, he has no beliefs except whatever gets things done.

The question is when the Fat Bastard starts behaving like a godfather if Kelly is successful. Because he will, as he has an ego that you can see from the moon.

Crossie
Crossie
September 10, 2021 10:57 am

The question is when the Fat Bastard starts behaving like a godfather if Kelly is successful. Because he will, as he has an ego that you can see from the moon.

I fear more Photios and Turnbull as godfathers.

Indolent
Indolent
September 10, 2021 10:59 am

But no, we had to destroy ourselves because WHO lied to our governments, the same WHO that is/was in cahoots with Chinese communist government.

They were in it up to their necks. That Action Plan was signed in 2018.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 11:02 am

67,000 fans in Tampa tonight watching Tom Brady take on the Cowboys.
No proof of vaccination needed for entry.
If you live in the right state in the US & don’t work for the government or a big business, you can live a life that can minimise your interactions with the DC bubble.

The goal is for people to see Biden for what he is.
A decrepit puppet speaking to a shrinking audience.
And weekly doses of college & pro football show that sane people don’t care about COVID.

srr
srr
September 10, 2021 11:08 am

Mother Lodesays:
September 10, 2021 at 7:48 am
[…]
I can see QR coding being used in court cases and a person unable to prove their innocence because a government record says so.

Kind of nasty.

Can’t think of anything similar at this moment.

And remember, it’s now LEGAL for the Govt to get into and alter & delete our electronic communications.

They can ‘place us’ anywhere they want, put any words in our mouths & any images on all our devices.

When I told people years ago that this was already happening in test batches around the world, well, all the Net Heads & Computer Experts raced to brand me a tin foil hatter, and even now, we still have the, ‘Just do what the Govt tells you & everything will get back to normal‘, people, who MUST know they are flat out lying, but don’t care, because they believe they will only be ‘elevated’ in this, ‘new system of things’, for their service, and that The Ultimate Accountant will never come to square their account.

Rorschach
Rorschach
September 10, 2021 11:16 am

Keep in mind, China is laughing at the US every second of every day.

On present trends, in the next two or three weeks, Australia will have more COVID cases than China.

srr
srr
September 10, 2021 11:23 am

Indolentsays:
September 10, 2021 at 8:25 am
International Conference “The New World Order”

This short clip is from 2015. I don’t know who the speaker is but it couldn’t be more chilling.
https://gab.com/Chucked14/posts/106901412657500008

Look at every evil being forced on the world (and worse, swallowed lustily), and they are all direct attacks against God’s Word.

They want mankind diminished & dead and beast to rule a depleted world.
Gen 1:28

And God H430 blessed H1288 them, and God H430 said H559 unto them, Be fruitful, H6509 and multiply, H7235 and replenish H4390 the earth, H776 and subdue it: H3533 and have dominion H7287 over the fish H1710 of the sea, H3220 and over the fowl H5775 of the air, H8064 and over every living thing H2416 that moveth H7430 upon the earth. H776
https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/gen/1/1/ss1/s_1001

Gab
Gab
September 10, 2021 11:24 am

Bruce

Understood. However once something is known, it cannot be unknown. I’ve checked Novamax’s paper on testing and they do state that cells from an aborted child’s liver were used to test aspects of reaction and functionality. In that case, in good conscience I cannot go ahead with it. I too prefer the established technology rather than the mNRA. And Pfizer has been ruled out for me too.

Gab
Gab
September 10, 2021 11:27 am

QR Codes – it would not surprise me if in the near future, the QR code would be implanted under the skin so that one doesn’t have to go to the trouble of taking out the phone and scanning the code. So much more convenient. And for ”health” reasons, it would be mandatory.

srr
srr
September 10, 2021 11:28 am

“Build, Back”, means an acknowledgement of the tearing down & destruction of what is.

“Better”, for ‘them’, they imagine in their fevered dreams of a Godless world.

Don’t underplay the Wish Casters of today.
They are no less filthy than the sorcerers & magicians who led Nations against God in ancient days.

Rorschach
Rorschach
September 10, 2021 11:29 am

Berejerklian is now talking about living with COVID for the next 3 or so years. The narrative is shifting from zero COVID. AND she now will not front the media on a daily basis. I’m guessing that a new and larger shift is coming. [i.e. the vaxxed can it pass on]. She does not want to face questions on the inevitable flip flops and past lies.

She also said that the “freedoms” will be removed if outbreaks happen. This of course means that the lockdowns and masks will go on… for years. Depressing.

shatterzzz
September 10, 2021 11:33 am

Makes me realise how insignificant I am, an OAP struggling on in the turbulent times, of BAT FLU when these heart wrenching tales of an average Oz battler family and REAL suffering are made public .. LOL!
https://www.msn.com/en-au/entertainment/news/david-warner-separates-from-his-family/ar-AAOhg71?li=AAgfYrC

srr
srr
September 10, 2021 11:40 am

The hypocrisy of these people is mindblowing.

Not for anyone who discovered first hand that going through any sort of “proper channels” for just redress of actual injustices, that “proper channels” are littered with “these people” who when they do allow ‘wins’, they’re mostly disproportionate & designed to reward the scammers & thoroughly drown the honest people who simply wanted wrongs righted.

For instance I know the old cat wasn’t short of people, mostly men, who learned the hard way that “Family Services” are in fact & action, Family Destruction Services.

Diogenes
Diogenes
September 10, 2021 11:44 am

these heart wrenching tales of an average Oz battler family and REAL suffering are made public .. LOL!

(Original Dr Smith Lost in Space) Oh the pain oh the agony (/Original Dr Smith)

Crossie
Crossie
September 10, 2021 11:47 am

Rorschach says:
September 10, 2021 at 11:16 am
Keep in mind, China is laughing at the US every second of every day.
On present trends, in the next two or three weeks, Australia will have more COVID cases than China.

I don’t believe a word coming out of China, their whole government is based on lies.

calli
calli
September 10, 2021 11:52 am

Well, well, well…

Gladys Berekijlian said she wasn’t sure how people would react to her announcement that, from next week, she won’t be fronting up daily to announce Covid numbers.

She knows she now stinks to high heaven, so she’ll distance herself from the situation and subsequent “health advice”.

We see you Gladys.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2021 11:54 am

Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries 1938-43 review — Robert Harris on a vile snob
The second volume of Chips Channon’s uncensored diaries is full of shocking detail — and, I confess, I devoured every word, says our reviewer
Robert Harris
Friday September 10 2021, 12.00am BST, The Sunday Times

When the diaries of Field Marshal Earl Haig were published in the 1930s, he was unkindly described as one of the few men in history to have committed suicide after his death. Much the same might now be said of Henry “Chips” Channon, the Chicago-born millionaire, socialite, bisexual, antisemite and feather-brained snob who sat as Tory MP for Southend from 1935 until his death in 1958.

The first version of his diaries, which appeared in 1967, represented only a fraction of the material he had left behind, and which he always hoped to have published. It immediately took its place alongside the journals of Harold Nicolson as one of the most engrossing accounts of English high society and politics in the 1930s and 1940s. Even so there was an unpleasant undertone. “You can’t think how vile & spiteful and silly it is,” wrote Nancy Mitford in the 1960s. “One always thought Chips was rather a dear, but he was black inside how sinister!”

That initial selection, however, was but an appetiser — un amuse-bouche, as Channon (always keen to use a pretentious French phrase rather than a plain English one) would have put it — compared with the full banquet now being served up in three massive, handsomely produced and supremely well-edited volumes. This middle tome alone must run to about half a million words. Great swathes of material are now included that were considered unpublishable in the 1960s — cruel remarks and libellous gossip about people who were then still alive or only recently dead; virulent passages of antisemitism, defeatism and something close to sympathy for fascism, at least as a bulwark against communism; promiscuous homosexuality and occasionally lurid sexual fantasy (“I would give almost anything to be taken into the woods, stripped and whipped by a fat middle-aged severe woman”) that are eye-widening even to a supposedly less easily shocked reader in the 21st century.

The diaries were originally censored by Channon’s long-term lover, Peter Coats (“Petticoats”), who thereby protected both himself (homosexuality was decriminalised only in 1967), and Channon’s ex-wife, Lady Honor, who lived until 1976. He also, one can see now, protected Channon, who emerges from this extended exposure as considerably less amusing and insightful than he seemed in the 1960s, and even (quelle horreur!) as something of a bore.

There is, to begin with, the obvious vileness. Tel Aviv is “horrible, a Jew-infested resort”. Jews generally are “a deplorable race and it is for them, is it, that we are fighting?” Julian Amery is “an insinuating Jew boy”. On and on it goes. Only after December 1942, when the sufferings of European Jewry are described in the Commons and “the House as a whole rose and stood for a few frozen seconds in silence”, does the antisemitism begin to let up.

Then there is the almost comical lack of prescience: “The whole House expects war,” he writes on August 24, 1939, “only I do not.” Five days before Chamberlain (“the most miraculous human alive”) is forced to resign in May 1940: “I prophesy that he will weather this storm.” The Churchill government “cannot last very long now” (that in December 1940: the first of several such predictions). Hearing rumours of an impending German attack on the USSR in the summer of 1941, he remarks: “I for one do not believe in this theory …. If Hitler does attack Russia it will be the cleverest act of his whole career.”.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
September 10, 2021 11:54 am

In another episode of Shy Ted’ astonishing conversations, sensible acquaintance has, independently, come around to believing the great reset is occurring. We agreed that the genocide of 6b useless eaters was on the cards and she thought it would be indiscriminate. I posited that if all the farmers, truckies, food makers, supermarkets and so on were to go, we’d all starve. So it couldn’t be done indiscriminately as our overlords are wholly dependent on the supply chains, without which, they’d starve. This is the part of the grand plan that hasn’t been thought through.
On a related note, secret supermarket for the unmasked (full of smiling people who nod and know) (tills overflowing with paper money), shelve stackers are now shelve shufflers, trying to hide the paucity of stock.
Clever

calli
calli
September 10, 2021 11:54 am

A little bit more from the presser:

Gladys Berejiklian says she and her health minister, Brad Hazzard, will stop their daily Covid briefings from this weekend.

Sunday will be the last day we officially do a press conference in this way but, from Monday at 11am, Health will provide a daily health update and myself and Minister Hazzard or any other relevant minister will present to the community on a needs basis.

So now we know. “Health” will provide. Faceless, unaccountable drones.

These are our rulers now. And still not in plain sight.

srr
srr
September 10, 2021 11:56 am

When I first read Chesterton as an old lady, I understood why none my schools or those of my children taught Chesterton –

twostixsays:
September 10, 2021 at 10:15 am
In the 1910’s eugenics walked into anglo nations under the protective cover of ‘public health’ too.

Supported by the same people and same institutions and ‘science(tm)’. For the ‘good’ of society, based on models and predictions of societal collapse and death and mayhem without it – inherently requiring suspension of law and liberty for the benefit of ‘society’. Producing laws and regulations that had the state intervene and medically terrorise, poke, prod, surveil and control the working class by the elite and their captured state. The courts would not help as it was a class war and anyway, ‘public health’ eugenics curious judges said.

Same energy.

YES.

Eugenics and Other Evils (G. K. Chesterton) [Full AudioBook]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3Pp6bxXFro
Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936)

Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State
by G.K. Chesterton, Michael W. Perry (Editor)

In the second decade of the twentieth century, an idea became all too fashionable among those who feel it is their right to set social trends.
Wealthy families took it on as a pet cause, generously bankrolling its research.
The New York Times praised it as a wonderful “new science.”
Scientists, such as the brilliant plant biologist, Luther Burbank, praised it unashamedly.
Educators as prominent as Charles Elliot, President of Harvard University, promoted it as a solution to social ills.
America’s public schools did their part.

In the 1920s, almost three-fourths of high school social science textbooks taught its principles. Not to be outdone, judges and physicians called for those principles to be enshrined into law.
Congress agree, passing the 1924 immigration law to exclude from American shores the people of Eastern and Southern Europe that the idea branded as inferior.
In 1927, the U. S. Supreme Court joined the chorus, ruling by a lopsided vote of 8 to 1 that the sterilization of unwilling men and women was constitutional.

That idea was eugenics and in the English-speaking world it had virtually no critics among the “chattering classes.”

When he wrote this book, Chesterton stood virtually alone against the intellectual world of his day.
Yet to his eternal credit, he showed no sign of being intimidated by the prestige of his foes.
On the contrary, he thunders against eugenics, ranking it one of the great evils of modern society. And, in perhaps one of the most chillingly accurate prophecies of the century, he warns that the ideas that eugenics had unleashed were likely to bear bitter fruit in another nation.
That nation was Germany, the “very land of scientific culture from which the ideal of a Superman had come.”
In fact, the very group that Nazism tried to exterminate, Eastern European Jews, and the group it targeted for later extermination, the Slavs, were two of those whose biological unfitness eugenists sought so eagerly to confirm

twostix
twostix
September 10, 2021 11:59 am

In 1910 Britain, everybody who was anybody agreed with everybody else that eugenics was a moral necessity for survival of a healthy and ordered modern society. Scientific institutions agreed, universities had departments, parliaments had inquiries and commissions that agreed, and agreed and agreed. Laws were passed, mass experiments were forced on the working and underclasses. It was the dawn of a new scientific world order from Britain to the US to Australia.

The British vice presidents of the congress included Liberal politicians Lord Avebury, Winston Churchill, the Home Secretary Reginald McKenna, the chemist Sir William Ramsay, and the presidents of the Royal Society, the Royal College of Surgeons and other leading medical and legal institutions. The welcome addresses were given by the Lord Mayor of London and the former Conservative Prime Minister Arthur Balfour. The American Ambassador, the Duchess of Marlborough and founding Eugenics Education Society member Lady Emily Lutyens hosted congress parties at their London residences.

But what it really was, how such nastiness posing as public health found a foothold and grew and grew, was the feebleness of the minds of the degenerate ruling classes of a degenerate generation. Gorging on the fat of the land their parents and grandparents – historical giants the Victorians – had studiously built, they knew they could never measure up and sustain such a thing. So instead, growing up drowning in unearned wealth of the ailing empire with nothing left to do, hard work and physical risk reward and effort outsourced to distant lands and the domestic underclass, they turned to a life of living off dividends, administrative office work, leisure, navel-gazing, keeping their boot on the neck of the uppity working class, and materialism. Or in other words a lifetime of risk-averse boredom and nihilism and not measuring up, soon let evil enter their hearts. In their mid-old age they used their access to the levers of power to begin boredly poking and prodding and plucking the wings off the everyman for entertainment and soon were offered, and accepted, a maniacal way to somehow stamp their feeble boot on history forever. A ridiculous attempt by a small-souled generation to reshape the world as their larger than life grizzled Victorian parents and grandparents had studiously done with hard work and grit in the century before. But theirs was in a frustrated angry, evil way – the way of a spoiled child: state power. Because having been raised in supreme comfort and privilege, they literally could not access the deep well of purpose and conviction and religious respect and moral righteousness born in a world of hard knocks that drove their parents and grandparents on and on to the ends of the earth.

A degenerate generation is now in the same position doing the same for the same reasons. Drowing in the unearned wealth of a society already built. They too have a utopian vision for society, it’s one where they eradicate ‘outbreaks’ of viruses once and for all forever, reduce death to nil in every category no matter the cost, create a data-driven scientific technological society where privacy, sentimentalism, private thought and convictions, religion as supreme and separate to the edicts of the public service, is swept away. Science(tm) (themselves) and its daily every changing edicts reign supreme. Where your worth is directly determined by your economic output, obedience to the state and its advisors, down to a personal compliance score and a licence to enter public which you will carry at all times and determines what you are allowed to do even who you are allowed to interact with. An increasingly detached and violent state. ‘lockdowns’. More violence, more obedience, necessarily camps for the disobedient and reactionary.

It’s all here, we all know it. How far will they go? WW1 threw a spanner in the works last century, WW2 killed it stone cold dead. What this time.

calli
calli
September 10, 2021 12:00 pm

Back in New South Wales, deputy premier John Barilaro says he prepared the state’s roadmap out of lockdown and “had the endorsement of health, including [chief health officer] Dr Chant”.

And

Health, if they could, they would love to see more vaccination and keep the place [in] lockdown but we have to find a balance and with the Doherty Institute work, with the work of premiers and chief ministers, we have released [a] roadmap.

Who is this “Health” and where was s/he on my ballot paper? I don’t recall voting for this person who has decided to imprison me indefinitely.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2021 12:03 pm

Quiggers is back!!

Yes, it is entirely possible for Australia to phase out thermal coal within a decade (9 Sep)
by John Quiggin

ROFL. It may not conclusively prove global warming is rubbish, although since the Quig is usually wrong about everything it’s exceptionally strong evidence, but it certainly does show we could phase out nutty academic economists by 2030.

Arky
September 10, 2021 12:05 pm

Gabsays:
September 10, 2021 at 11:27 am
QR Codes – it would not surprise me if in the near future, the QR code would be implanted under the skin so that one doesn’t have to go to the trouble of taking out the phone and scanning the code. So much more convenient. And for ”health” reasons, it would be mandatory.

..
Facial recognition cameras mean they don’t have to.
Walk in the supermarket and there you have it: walking past the camera your movement is logged.
That’ll be what it becomes.
Huge datasets run by AI of everyone’s movements.

calli
calli
September 10, 2021 12:12 pm

Facial recognition cameras

Wot! Masks to become illegal?

Nothing would surprise me.

Crossie
Crossie
September 10, 2021 12:13 pm

It’s all here, we all know it. How far will they go? WW1 threw a spanner in the works last century, WW2 killed it stone cold dead. What this time.

I think the Chinese are working on WWIII and if the West refuses to fight it will be a brief one. The US humiliation in Afghanistan is an irresistible invitation to the enemy. Hostilities will probably break out soon before the US can rebuild their reputation by the next non-Democrat president.

Crossie
Crossie
September 10, 2021 12:17 pm

calli says:
September 10, 2021 at 12:12 pm
Facial recognition cameras
Wot! Masks to become illegal?

Nothing would surprise me.

No need to remove the mask, it will be eye scans.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 10, 2021 12:19 pm

St Johns ambos, largely staffed by volunteers, decides to go the full retard.

As a Volunteer Ambulance Officer, you fall under the Residential Aged Care Facility Worker Access Directions and our records show you have not provided evidence of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination. Details on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations were communicated by Michelle Fyfe on 19 August 2021, which you can read here.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 10, 2021 12:20 pm

From twostix

So instead, growing up drowning in unearned wealth of the ailing empire with nothing left to do, hard work and physical risk reward and effort outsourced to distant lands and the domestic underclass, they turned to a life of living off dividends, administrative office work, leisure, navel-gazing, keeping their boot on the neck of the uppity working class, and materialism. Or in other words a lifetime of risk-averse boredom and nihilism and not measuring up, soon let evil enter their hearts. In their mid-old age they used their access to the levers of power to begin boredly poking and prodding and plucking the wings off the everyman for entertainment and soon were offered, and accepted, a maniacal way to somehow stamp their feeble boot on history forever.

Some words there could as well apply to the bugmen (and bugwomen) of today without the need for editing.

calli
calli
September 10, 2021 12:21 pm

Eeeeew. Minority Report?

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 10, 2021 12:21 pm

But theirs was in a frustrated angry, evil way – the way of a spoiled child: state power.

Particularly these words.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 10, 2021 12:22 pm

Gladys is going to have to get the Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services to look to the first area of their portfolio and supply her with a family so she can use them as an excuse when she steps down – the usual excuse when a politician finds themselves in the untenable position not only of having the public clamouring for them to get lost, but of having absolutely no come back.

For a while there she was faring well by contrast to the other Premiers, but eventually there was an uptick and she blinked, and now her restrictions have coincided with higher numbers than ever before.

No doubt she has scrap books with pages from newspapers and print outs of screenshots covering her successes (mostly transport but also improving state finances) over the years. But the dates all stop suddenly in the first half of this year.

The rest of the pages will be staying blank.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 10, 2021 12:23 pm

Sorry twostix, just realised that those are your words, not Chesterton’s!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2021 12:25 pm

No need to remove the mask, it will be eye scans.

I predict those nice reflective sunglasses will become amazingly popular. High fashion!

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 10, 2021 12:26 pm

Arky

Facial recognition cameras mean they don’t have to.
Walk in the supermarket and there you have it: walking past the camera your movement is logged.
That’ll be what it becomes.

Hmmm. At least one good reason to wear a mask!

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 10, 2021 12:28 pm

“Sunday will be the last day we officially do a press conference in this way but, from Monday at 11am, Health will provide a daily health update and myself and Minister Hazzard or any other relevant minister will present to the community on a needs basis.”

Does that mean the Mandible Moustache will continue to soil the TV screen at 11:00am every day?
Can’t the New World Order witch take a few days off and at least get rid of that wart?

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 10, 2021 12:32 pm

thefrollickingmolesays:
September 10, 2021 at 12:19 pm
St Johns ambos, largely staffed by volunteers, decides to go the full retard.

As a Volunteer Ambulance Officer, you fall under the Residential Aged Care Facility Worker Access Directions and our records show you have not provided evidence of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.

Bugmen hate voluntary organisations. Too many independent minds to be found there.

See also Vicco CFA.

Arky
September 10, 2021 12:34 pm

It’s all here, we all know it. How far will they go? WW1 threw a spanner in the works last century, WW2 killed it stone cold dead. What this time.

..
It’s governed by how much, and for what, they need the masses.
Sometimes they need ’em to expand an economy to produce all those riches.
Sometimes they need ’em to face off against another member of the elite clique militarily.
We exist, because, or IF they need us for something.
In the middle ages they needed the masses to work the land.
From there on in they needed less and less people, except for those times they faced off against their mirror image in another country.
History is a story of constant war.
That changed over time too. With gunpowder quickly trained peasants could take down armoured knights who in previous generations could cheerfully mow down enemy peasants, raze their towns and villages and just enjoy the hell out of all that superiority.
But when you are instead wielding mass peasant armies with firearms, it’s a whole new set of skills required to play the same old game.
Then, forty years ago, Chinese peasants replaced western peasants in manufacturing. You could use ’em without giving two shits about their conditions, that was someone else’s problem. Hell, there was a whole planet out there of shitty peasants to replace ungrateful western peasants who had watched too many Burt Reynold’s movies and listened to too many Bruce Springstein songs and thought the pro- working class sentiments meant a thing.
In any society there is always a class of pimps who can’t wait for disaster and invasion.
Beady eyed little calculating machines with the reptilian part of their brains over- developed.
Those invaders will pay in good currency when they use those pimps services.
The nobs are eying up a technological future when they will need far fewer of us to do things.
Robotics and AI.
AI to monitor and manage the decline in our numbers, Robotics to replace our functions.
But there is still that sticky problem of a billion plus Chinese peasants.
Will Xi co-operate with our goals, or should we co-operate with his?
Either way, the future looks lip- smackingly promising vis-a- vis fun with peasants.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2021 12:36 pm

No need to remove the mask, it will be eye scans.

Disclaimer:- I don’t have detailed knowledge of this technology but I thought eye scan ID was a very close up scan of the iris which you virtually had to voluntarily submit to for it to work.
That is, it can’t work from a standard CCTV image.
Facial recognition, on the other hand, uses various datum points on the face (width between eye centres, nose, chin, eye, ear lobe relative measures) to build up a unique ID. Facial recognition can use lower resolution pictures but won’t work with masks.
Can anyone elaborate (without using the phrase “Well, on CSI New York City …”)?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2021 12:38 pm

Bwah ha ha ha ha.
I just figured out who “Mandible Moustache” is.

Arky
September 10, 2021 12:38 pm

Hmmm. At least one good reason to wear a mask!

..
Nope. Sorry.
The new programs recognise you from your gait and appearance from above.
Maybe start wearing a cape or a sombrero.

srr
srr
September 10, 2021 12:40 pm

12 Reasons You’re a Single Woman (and it’s Your Fault)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lkHYxyE1Qw

Sep 10, 2021
The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters

Chris
Chris
September 10, 2021 12:40 pm

St Johns ambos, largely staffed by volunteers, decides to go the full retard.

Maybe I am behind the times, but in WA St Johns was the commercial ambulance provider to the State and the volunteer organisation is a separate thing much more the go in country areas.

shatterzzz
September 10, 2021 12:40 pm

Gladys shining a light on freedom .. LOL!
https://ibb.co/P5KPQDm

Arky
September 10, 2021 12:51 pm

The greatest lie in history is that the apparatus of the elites exists to protect and serve the common people.
It was never thus.
At best, one group of elites will temporarily offer the people a slightly less shitty alternative because they want to use the mass of the people to knock off a rival group of elites.
This theme cuts through history back through communism, the French revolution, back through the Roman Republic, all through all history.
It’s just the way it is.
Forget politics. It’s all bullshit.
They thought they were doing something good when they stabbed the shit out of Caesar to “Save the Republic”.
Made no difference.
It never makes a difference. Unless it’s a difference for the worse.

Diogenes
Diogenes
September 10, 2021 12:56 pm

The new programs recognise you from your gait and appearance from above.
Maybe start wearing a cape or a sombrero.

Put a stone in your shoe to alter your gait
I suspect wearing makeup like this might become popularcomment image

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
September 10, 2021 12:57 pm

TaliDan always outperforms in bad management.
35 days from the big doughnut to reach 300+ active cases.
Gladistan – 61 days.

Secret squirrels.
You’ll note that despite the scary big numbers in actives and hospital admissions the growth curves are flat lining.
There is no exponential growth in the NSW outbreak and it is definitely not out of control.

Chris
Chris
September 10, 2021 12:58 pm

It has become the sort of hubristical scientific enterprise that C. S. Lewis envisaged in ‘That Hideous Strength.’

My warning.

The Australian Public Health Establishment thirty years ago was already captured by the activists. Smoking, gun control, circumcision: whatever Karens, bugmen or swamp dwellers of academia got a bee in their bonnets they could get credibility and funding by enrolling for a PhD in PH, joining the Public Health Association and sourcing a letter from UNESCO. Then fill out papierwerk to worthy bodies dispensing public moneys, and some of those moneys became your moneys.

A Suggestion
A Suggestion
September 10, 2021 1:01 pm

The new programs recognise you from your gait and appearance from above.
Maybe start wearing a cape or a sombrero.

Or, taking a leaf from the left, pass a law banning the use of surveillance cameras in public areas. Then widen it to include private cameras and phone cameras.
Always double down.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2021 1:04 pm

Interesting para in the latest Chant chant.

NSW Health’s Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Marianne Gale said three of the fatalities were fully vaccinated against coronavirus, three had received a single dose of a vaccine and three were unvaccinated.

Given NSW coverage right now is 43.6% fully vaccinated, 32.8% one dose and 23.6% unvaccinated it looks quite close to a statistically random distribution, especially given the lag between date of infection and eventual death. Add in vaccine-related deaths, both reported and unreported, and you wonder why they’re so hysterical about vaccine coverage.

Berejiklian announces 1,542 cases, scraps daily press conferences and declares ‘we need to live with COVID’ (10 Sep)

rickw
rickw
September 10, 2021 1:11 pm

Trivia Question!

In which country and which year did “police” last do this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72CZ9z15bH4

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2021 1:13 pm

Another defamation case against their ABC…..Bernardi is suing.

Former Senator and Sky News host Cory Bernardi launches legal action against ABC

Former Senator and Sky News host Cory Bernardi has launched legal action against the ABC after they aired allegations by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young – which he vehemently denied – on their popular TV series Ms Represented.

It comes just several days after the ABC issued an apology to Mr Bernardi for failing to give him a “fair opportunity” to respond to the claims made during the program and they conceded they had breached their own editorial standards.

The ABC has been issued with legal documents by Mr Bernardi – a senator from 2006 to 2020 – and he is suing the public broadcaster for $400,000 in damages and ordered they remove the episode from its streaming platform iview as well as all promotional material and pay Mr Bernardi’s legal costs.

The four-episode series focused on the experiences of female parliamentarians and was hosted by the ABC’s political writer Annabel Crabb.

During the second episode, which aired on July 20, Senator Hanson-Young told Crabb, about her alleged interactions she claimed she had with Bernardi during a parliamentary sitting on December 4, 2014.

This included the Senator telling Crabb Bernardi came in from a party a few corridors down and “was shouting, making mutterings” and “then as the night went on he got closer and closer to the seat next to me”.

She then claimed Mr Bernardi was, “whispering nursery rhymes, it was creepy”.

Her claims were strongly dismissed by Bernardi and also included that he was inebriated at the time and made statements to her about her personal life.

At no stage did the ABC contact Mr Bernardi before the allegations were aired.

The episode drew 585,000 viewers across the five major capital cities and was heavily promoted on social media.

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A tweet posted by Crabb on the day it aired promoting the program had more than 1100 retweets and nearly 3700 likes.

The Project’s co-host Lisa Wilkinson was also among many people praising the series online and posted on July 20, “Bravo @annabelcrabb #MsRepresented is an absolute triumph”.

She went on to write: “The accounts of @SenatorWong @juliahbanks @JuliaGillard @sarahinthesen8 of parliamentary life for women particularly telling.

As was the story about @corybernardi”.

Mr Bernardi told the Australian the ABC’s complaints process wasn’t acceptable, resulting in him launching legal action.

“I tried to use the ABCs complaints process to affect an appropriate outcome but unfortunately the inadequate response left me no option but to redress this matter through the legal system,” he said.

Bernardi’s lawyer Mr Greg Griffin said Ms Represented failed to meet the ABC’s editorial standards including giving a right of reply to allegations aired about his client.

“The runaway success of this ABC series was predicated upon a remorseless assault on the character and reputations of high profile former Federal politicians with indifference to compliance with the ABC Act requiring editorial standards of fair and honest dealings,” he said.

“The so called apology to Mr Bernardi by the ABC is no apology at all leaving him with no option but to commence legal proceedings to restore his maliciously damaged reputation.”

After Bernardi complained to the ABC, they issued the apology and also inserted a short clip of him on Sky News into the Ms Represented episode available on iview where he stated: “I refute completely the accusations made about me in the television show”.

The ABC has been contacted for comment.”

Bernardi might have his faults but I just can’t see him inching closer and closer to the seat next to Senator Hanson-Dung to whisper nursery rhymes into her ear.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2021 1:19 pm

Farmer Gezsays:

September 10, 2021 at 12:57 pm

TaliDan always outperforms in bad management.
35 days from the big doughnut to reach 300+ active cases.
Gladistan – 61 days.

Thanks Gez.
That was a stat which I had been wondering about.
Gladys “soft lockdown” was too little too late but BanHammer Dan’s “go hard, go early” will kill it.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 10, 2021 1:20 pm

Chrissays:
September 10, 2021 at 12:40 pm

Its a weird hybrid.
Government loves it because they can staff large swathes of the state with 2nd rate (this is referring to their skills & training, not the people) medics at no cost to themselves, St Johns being a quasi-charity enriches its executives and maintains a stranglehold on the commercial side because it controls the vollys.

Without them the state ambo budget would be double what it is.

I have a low opinion of St Johns management.
Very low.

Vast swathes of areas which should be open to competition are ringfenced by “commercial confidentiality”… to a charity. Oh and who wrote the tender process for the government…

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 10, 2021 1:24 pm

twostix

Those words of yours that I mistook for Chesterton being prophetic, I think you should put them to dover as a possible Guest Post. They are too good to be lost in the wilds of an Open Thread.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
September 10, 2021 1:25 pm

Bernardi might have his faults but I just can’t see him inching closer and closer to the seat next to Senator Hanson-Dung to whisper nursery rhymes into her ear.

What Bernardi should do is sue both the ABC and Senator Hanson-Young afterall it is she who has defamed him to the ABCcess.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
September 10, 2021 1:27 pm

She also said that the “freedoms” will be removed if outbreaks happen.

Agreee with the ironic quote marks around freedoms.
Let’s stop calling anything in Australian society a freedom.
Bagatelles – certainly.
Baubles – possibly.
Carrots – maybe.
But Rights and freedoms – absolutely never again. Our way of life will be destroyed by the ruling class at any time, for any reason, all for our own good of course.

Unless people stand up to the draconian police state we have become.
Even the roadmap of Gulag Gladys is littered with conditions, timings, compulsion, and state oversight.
Bastards.

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2021 1:27 pm

“What Bernardi should do is sue both the ABC and Senator Hanson-Young afterall it is she who has defamed him to the ABCcess.”

Tinta, that’s what I think too. She’s always the first to call in the defamation lawyers so a dose of her own medicine is required.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 10, 2021 1:27 pm

Arky

Nope. Sorry.
The new programs recognise you from your gait and appearance from above.

Mask, reflective sunnies, put a coin in a random shoe each day to alter the gait. Make the bastards work!

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 10, 2021 1:31 pm

Farmer Gezsays:
September 10, 2021 at 12:57 pm
TaliDan always outperforms in bad management.
35 days from the big doughnut to reach 300+ active cases.
Gladistan – 61 days.

I wonder if Perry the Verry Tedious One is still pontificating over at Dash-Cat about Gladys, Keeper of the Pyrites standard, now that Dan of the Dead, having followed Perry’s prescription, has done even worse?

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 10, 2021 1:36 pm

mole

I have a low opinion of St Johns management.
Very low.

Once any volunteer organisation gets full-time “professional” managers, it is on a slippery slope.

Roger
Roger
September 10, 2021 1:38 pm

Covid-porn addicted media very angry with Gladys:

“We demand you give us bad news every day!”

I don’t have much time for the woman but attempting to “reframe the narrative” in this way is a smart move.

Rorschach
Rorschach
September 10, 2021 1:40 pm

Hostilities will probably break out soon before the US can rebuild their reputation by the next non-Democrat president

Yah. That is an ever growing possibility / probability.

But are hostilities really necessary?

China now has Bagram Apt firmly in its sights [Belt and Road money coming to Taliban in exchange], and – as I have mentioned previously – China also has its sights on Diego Garcia [its massive spending in Mauritius is I suspect at the core]. Add to this the inevitable militarisation of the Pratas, Spratelys and Paracels … and China will dominate the maritime sea routes, as well as the land routes for transport and oil pipes it sees as critical to its economic security. Without any overt hostilities!

It has been a slow and patient and insidious strategy to gain control of real estate and infrastructure world wide and dominate the economy and policy of the region. It’s just about a done deal as US military is being withdrawn, and – given the emphasis on wokeness and purges of dissenters – will be demoralised for years, and so will not be able to resist.

And US is next! I am a firm believer that the events of 2020 [china flu / election irregularities / BLM protests etc] are China influenced to destabilise the US: its economy, its military, and most importantly, its social cohesion. US will – like Australia – either: roll over and accept the new world order and submit to the Sinophile corporates like Nike, Disney, and the Social Media giants; or devolve into a crisis where some states will seek to secede and there will be another civil war testing whether they have the right to do so… Either will suit China.

As to Australia Stairman Dan actually sold off Vic!]. Whilst Morrison showed a smidge of backbone and broke the deal- once US writing is on the wall, we will have Huawei installing 5/6G, facial recognition for vaxx status and later social credit scoring passports.

All without a smidge of hostilities.

Roger
Roger
September 10, 2021 1:40 pm

Once any volunteer organisation gets full-time “professional” managers, it is on a slippery slope.

Unfortunately, government has made compliance with laws & regulations so complex that professional management is now a necessity for non-profits.

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
September 10, 2021 1:41 pm

With regards to facial recognition, aren’t they working to heart beat recognition, given that everyone supposedly has a unique hear beat?
Masks , makeup, shades, dead of night – won’t matter.

Roger
Roger
September 10, 2021 1:42 pm

Palaszczuk: We’ll consider opening to NSW when they reach 70%.

Young: We’ll see about that.

They’ll have to drag her into Government House.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 1:44 pm

TaliDan always outperforms in bad management.
35 days from the big doughnut to reach 300+ active cases.
Gladistan – 61 days.

Thanks Farmer Gez.
That’s a chilling number for Melbournians.
Lock downs might end by Easter.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2021 1:51 pm

‘bern.
It is a chilling number because Stairman Dan’s take will be harder and longer lockDans until he is proven “right”.
And his media team can post donut pictures on soshuls.

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2021 1:52 pm

“Rorschachsays:
September 10, 2021 at 1:40 pm”

Very good comment and one that I agree with. I think also, here in the west, we no longer have a democracy….it’s just a charade, a shell…we have been deceived into thinking our vote matters. It doesn’t. All the politicians dance to the same tune and they’re all taking orders/instructions from global forces…such as China and the UN. The US had some hope under Trump….but they all got together to successfully get rid of him.

All we can do at future elections is vote for parties like the Lib Dems, Palmer/Kelly or PHON….and then maybe….maybe we can put a spanner in the works but I suspect we’re stuffed.

areff
areff
September 10, 2021 1:54 pm

Encouraging sign from Guy, Rosie, but unless he turns up at the CBD protest in Melbourne at noon on September 18 I won’t be convinced he’s anything more than a … Victorian Liberal and all that implies.

Franx
Franx
September 10, 2021 2:00 pm

Thanks areff.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 10, 2021 2:02 pm

The Biden White House theme song..

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

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 10, 2021 2:07 pm

American elections…
comment image

C.L.
September 10, 2021 2:07 pm

Phill Harnas (centre) says he and his wife had spoken at length to their children — Xzander (left) and Shamiah (right) — about the option to get a COVID-19 vaccine.(ABC News: Kate Ashton)

Caption for the creepiest photograph of the week.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 10, 2021 2:10 pm

CL

Can I get a “Hail Satan Kids”??

C.L.
September 10, 2021 2:14 pm

I haven’t had time to go back up thread to see if this has been posted but from The Spectator — some very interesting statistics:

Superb work by Luke Massey.
That takes time and dedication.

Lamest ‘pandemic’ in human history.

Winston Smith
September 10, 2021 2:19 pm

Zipster:

why the blatant lies?

Exackkerly.
The lies are the reason I don’t trust anymore.

132andBush
132andBush
September 10, 2021 2:20 pm

Thanks Gez.
That was a stat which I had been wondering about.
Gladys “soft lockdown” was too little too late but BanHammer Dan’s “go hard, go early” will kill it.

That’s what co morbidity monty stated.

Bar Beach Swimmer
September 10, 2021 2:21 pm

After watching Gladys’ presser yesterday with the announced curtailment of normal life for the unvaccinated, my Dad said that we’re now in Nazi Germany territory. I realise that others have made this comparison but for him to do so is quite significant for two reasons.

First, he was a kid during WWII and remembers the blacked out windows, rationing, his mother at night making camouflage nets for the war effort, the Jap subs, his uncles away fighting and, at the end, one uncle turning up at the front door, unannounced, ill and frail, after his liberation from Changi. Second, Dad always has been a rusted on Liberal.

Last year, when we were having numerous discussions over the phone about what was happening, especially the lockdown of business and curtailment of citizens’ rights for many, many weeks, he supported the government quite strongly. He was worried and frightened and said on more than one occasion that the government had no other course given the lack of knowledge about the virus.

Now, he wants Gladys (and Morrison) gone. (I think he’s going to vote for the UAP).

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
September 10, 2021 2:26 pm

Rorschach says:
September 10, 2021 at 1:40 pm

That seems to be a solid P75 scenario.

As you say, China plays such a long game by Western standards that it is nearly invisible.

Way back in the 1970’s, as a baby engineer working in Southern/Eastern Africa, I noticed Chinese ‘aid’ projects springing up in the former UK/European colonies. Being young and naive, I wondered why the then dirt poor CCP would see any advantage in propping up failing single-party states, run by tribal strongmen with zero interest in communism.

They’re still there.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
September 10, 2021 2:34 pm

There’s been a jail break.
Every town in regional Vic has travellers roaring through racing for the hills, lakes and rivers.
Survivalists were regarded as nuts two years ago.
I’m buying a tinfoil hat.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
September 10, 2021 2:40 pm

On Freedom.
As an exercise, scroll down on the Cato Institute Freedom Index (Australia is near the top) and apply your own estimate of the changes from the Australia of 2019.

It’s quite alarming.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2021 2:40 pm

Can I get a “Hail Satan Kids”??

They look more like ‘aaargh daaad why are you making us perform like this!’ Anyway the Satanists are fairly busy picketing Texas right now.

The Satanic Temple Rallies Against Texas Abortion Law (5 Sep)

Leftists Look to Satanists as ‘Last, Best Hope to Save Abortion’ in Texas (6 Sep)

At least we know who is on whose side.

twostix
twostix
September 10, 2021 2:51 pm

Phill Harnas (centre) says he and his wife had spoken at length to their children — Xzander (left) and Shamiah (right) — about the option to get a COVID-19 vaccine.(ABC News: Kate Ashton)

I can imagine exactly how that soy poisoned bugman whined and guilt tripped and scared his kids to get them to agree to be the ‘rural’ face of Pfizer.

Indolent
Indolent
September 10, 2021 2:54 pm

Berejerklian is now talking about living with COVID for the next 3 or so years. . . . . She also said that the “freedoms” will be removed if outbreaks happen. This of course means that the lockdowns and masks will go on… for years. Depressing.

Or for however long we are prepared to put up with it. Don’t forget that the NSW lockdown was originally for ONE WEEK. We can never again believe a word they say.

Just by the way, Biden in his Hitler imitation speech, apart from excluding postal workers (who they need to distribute their fake votes) did not include mandatory vaccines for domestic travel. Americans are apparently somewhat less compliant than Australians and they seem to know what they simply will not put up with. Obviously, they would do it if they thought they could get away with it.

Rorschach
Rorschach
September 10, 2021 3:03 pm

Way back in the 1970’s, as a baby engineer working in Southern/Eastern Africa, I noticed Chinese ‘aid’ projects springing up in the former UK/European colonies.

I was in Dar up to 1971. At around that time Chinese presence really ramped up. Saw military trucks with Chinese soldiers regularly and I even saw a Chinese submarine coming into the harbour. So yeah.

But my dad was doing the same thing essentially under Comecon. And arguably the Marshall Plan was same. It is a true and tried initiative to gain influence… or at least prevent the other side from gaining it!

srr
srr
September 10, 2021 3:07 pm

Fat Tonysays:
September 10, 2021 at 1:41 pm
With regards to facial recognition, aren’t they working to heart beat recognition, given that everyone supposedly has a unique hear beat?
Masks , makeup, shades, dead of night – won’t matter.

Correct.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 10, 2021 3:12 pm

132andBushsays:
September 10, 2021 at 2:20 pm
Thanks Gez.
That was a stat which I had been wondering about.
Gladys “soft lockdown” was too little too late but BanHammer Dan’s “go hard, go early” will kill it.

That’s what co morbidity monty stated.

Also the line pushed by Perry the Verry Tedious One.

Old bloke
Old bloke
September 10, 2021 3:13 pm

Eyrie says:
September 10, 2021 at 9:02 am

“So the study is rigged from the outset.

Of course, that’s the idea.

Oxford University, which is conducting the “study” is also raking in the royalties for its AstraZeneca vaccine. The “study” was designed to fail.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 10, 2021 3:14 pm

Bar Beach Swimmersays:
September 10, 2021 at 2:21 pm
After watching Gladys’ presser yesterday with the announced curtailment of normal life for the unvaccinated, my Dad said that we’re now in Nazi Germany territory. I realise that others have made this comparison but for him to do so is quite significant for two reasons.

I now have a feeling for what sensible Germans must have felt in around 1935.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
September 10, 2021 3:18 pm

I was in Dar up to 1971. At around that time Chinese presence really ramped up.

Presumably for the TanZam Railway.

An engineering masterpiece, speed limited to 25mph because no proper track formation, and a garnish of little sidings each holding a broken down loco awaiting repair. Or looting, hence the PLA security consultants.

But a great way to see wildlife.

JC
JC
September 10, 2021 3:18 pm

Heard Trump has been interviewing with Greg Gutfeld on Fox and the interview in broken up into a three part series. Apparently, a Robert E Lee statue was taken down in Virginia and Gutfeld asked for Trump’s reaction.

The maestro replied that if Lee was in charge of the Afghan war, the US would have won.

Trump is God.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 10, 2021 3:20 pm

Will bad hands Biden try to swing his UN-dick to make up for lost prestige??

West to decide on Iran censure after damning UN nuclear watchdog report
IAEA says new hardline government in Tehran making oversight of nuclear programme impossible

European powers and the US will decide on Friday whether to censure Iran in response to a damning report by the UN nuclear inspectorate the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) showing that the new hardline government in Tehran had made it impossible for inspectors to oversee the country’s nuclear programme.

The Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi, has warned any such censure motion, or a reference to the UN security council, could delay or prevent Iran returning to the talks in Vienna on how the US and Iran could come back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

Mutual compliance would result in the lifting of a swathe of sanctions on Iran and the likely release of political prisoners.

Id say Israel should have jets warming up on the tarmac pending the outcome of the meeting..

Indolent
Indolent
September 10, 2021 3:24 pm

New York Man Behind ‘Business Rebellion’ Against Vaccine Mandates: ‘It’s Just Pro-Freedom’, Politicians ‘Have To Tread Very Lightly’

Simple anti-discrimination posters. Business should not be the enforcement arm of the government.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 10, 2021 3:26 pm

That Xi-Pop, hes a bad dude….

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/10/joe-biden-xi-jinping-us-china-phone-call-veer-conflict
US president Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have spoken in their first phone call for seven months, amid continuing frustrations over attempts to find common ground.

During the 90-minute call, which was initiated by Biden, the two leaders discussed their shared responsibility to ensure competition does not “veer into conflict”, according to a transcript of the conversation from the White House.
………

There has been ongoing frustration in the US that efforts to find common ground have so far been fruitless. The US-China relationship sank to its lowest point in decades between an increasingly authoritarian Xi and the previous US president, Donald Trump.

Biden’s administration has appeared to seek areas of cooperation – like addressing the climate crisis – while maintaining opposition to other aspects of China’s conduct. Major issues of contention remain, including human rights abuses in Xinjiang and the crackdown on Hong Kong, cybersecurity breaches originating in China, its handling of the pandemic, and trade practises the White House has labelled “coercive and unfair”.

China’s increasing aggression in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait, and the growing presence of the US and its increased support of Taiwan, has also increased concerns over the prospect of conflict.

Recent efforts to progress relations have stalled. Last week John Kerry met with China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi. Kerry told reporters he had urged Wang and the Chinese delegation to do more on the climate crisis, which was more important than politics.

Wang, however, countered that bilateral climate cooperation “cannot be separated from the wider environment of China-US relations”.

He said the US saw the two sides’ joint efforts against global warming as an “oasis”. “But surrounding the oasis is a desert, and the oasis could be desertified very soon.”

Strangely enough the link to the “transcript” isnt, its a summation of the conversation…
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/09/09/readout-of-president-joseph-r-biden-jr-call-with-president-xi-jinping-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china/

Old bloke
Old bloke
September 10, 2021 3:29 pm

Indolent says:
September 10, 2021 at 8:56 am

Aussie Cossack New Zealand interview

“The government is terrorising it’s own people.”

Thanks Indolent for that link. Simeon said in that interview that the truckies strike is going ahead though it isn’t reported in the media. Max Igan said that it hasn’t happened, it fizzled out, who to believe?

Simeon said that Colesworth have covered up their fruit and vegetable sections as they aren’t being resupplied and they are claiming that they are modifying the store’s layout, but I’ve seen the same thing here in Perth so it’s not just a Sydney phenomenon.

It looks like the truckies are stopping things getting to the shops, it would be good to hear from Struth what the situation is.

Mater
September 10, 2021 3:30 pm

The maestro replied that if Lee was in charge of the Afghan war, the US would have won.
Trump is God.

LOL
But the funniest thing about that is that General McCrystal WAS in charge of the Afghan War, and look what he did to his personal portrait of Lee.

At 63, I Threw Away My Prized Portrait of Robert E. Lee

Trump’s all over this stuff.

Indolent
Indolent
September 10, 2021 3:33 pm

Add in vaccine-related deaths, both reported and unreported, and you wonder why they’re so hysterical about vaccine coverage.

To maximise deaths, why else.

JC
JC
September 10, 2021 3:34 pm

Trump’s all over this stuff.

He leaves the left unable to reply except with red-hot anger. He’s the best.

srr
srr
September 10, 2021 3:39 pm

#SusanWojcicki #DavidWood #Censorship
Susan Wojcicki Reacts to Complaints from YouTubers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CRhTHyLm9M

Sep 9, 2021
Acts17Apologetics
YouTubers have been complaining about the endless false strikes and channel suspensions from the YouTube Trust and Safety Team. In this video, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki reacts to the complaints.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2021 3:42 pm

Heard Trump has been interviewing with Greg Gutfeld on Fox

Doubt that’s going to go on much longer. The Murdoch kiddies have thrown their toys out the pram in a big tanty.

Murdoch’s Australian Media Empire to Embrace Climate Change (9 Sep)

Murdoch’s media empire in Australia — including his powerful newspapers and cable channel Sky News — has made an extraordinary flip-flop on climate change and will now embrace carbon reduction and zero emissions goals instead of trashing them.

The dramatic turnaround in editorial policy has garnered global media attention and comes as the media titan faces the wrath of left-leaning advertisers fed up with his media properties casting doubt on global warming.

Faced with the possible loss of millions of ad dollars in his newspapers, television stations, and websites, Murdoch is launching a companywide campaign to trumpet the benefits of a carbon-neutral economy, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, a respected Murdoch competitor which broke the story.

It’s also likely the new editorial policy will soon extend to Murdoch’s American properties, including his Fox News brands, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post.

The new direction for News Corp Australia also may have been influenced by the youngest son of the 90-year-old tycoon.

They’re going down the same fake news rabbithole as the rest.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2021 3:48 pm

areff at 1:54.
Matthew Guy was alright before he was leader.
Then, as leader, he went all “small target, don’t frighten the horses”.
Finally, post leadership, he seemed to fire up.
I just hope he ditches all those Melbourne Club liberals and retains a bit of mongrel.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2021 3:51 pm

That’s what co morbidity monty stated.

Sorry 132andBush.
I should have correctly attributed that wrongology to the Wrongologist-in-Chief.

Chris
Chris
September 10, 2021 3:52 pm

I am especially charmed by the David Kilcullen quotes in t
he article at Quadrant’s front page

I mistakenly believed our major ally possessed a modicum of moral fibre and basic competence, and would muster the will to fight rather than see decades of effort down the drain.

and

The Afghan forces – which the coalition built to our own specifications – were like a stack of Jenga blocks in which certain critical pieces, by design, could be provided only by the US. Principal among these were air support, intelligence, logistics and maintenance. Suddenly in early May, with no warning, we whipped away these pieces, having promised Afghans for a decade that this was exactly what we would never do.

Of course the Afghan army collapsed – it was designed by us to function only with the parts we provided. To quote British explorer and author Rory Stewart, blaming Afghans now is like removing the wheels from your car, then complaining that it can’t drive.

rosie
rosie
September 10, 2021 3:53 pm
rosie
rosie
September 10, 2021 3:54 pm

Autocorrelation strikes again

JC
JC
September 10, 2021 3:54 pm

Stix

In 1910 Britain, everybody who was anybody agreed with everybody else that eugenics was a moral necessity for survival of a healthy and ordered modern society. Scientific institutions agreed, universities had departments, parliaments had inquiries and commissions that agreed, and agreed and agreed. Laws were passed, mass experiments were forced on the working and underclasses. It was the dawn of a new scientific world order from Britain to the US to Australia.

Stix, I’m not disputing the point that everyone was in agreement “in 1910”-that eugenics was a moral necessity. I have nothing to go on except some broad history, but I’d argue that the basic principle of eugenics had been around in Britain for at least ~150 years before the beginning of the 20th century (the date to cite). I’d also speculate that the eugenics movement was carried in Britain and then the US by the Puritans.
Why 150 years back and more? Transportation first to the southern US colonies and subsequently to Australia was an attempt at the time for Britain to finally get rid of its bad seeds. The idea was was that transporting “badies” elsewhere cleaned up the gene pool in Britain.

I’d argue that the latest version of this puritanical religious set of beliefs is wokeism and hatred of whites , particular white men making its way through the US university system.

In my mind, the puritans have a lot to answer for.

Roger
Roger
September 10, 2021 3:56 pm

At 63, I Threw Away My Prized Portrait of Robert E. Lee

I see McChrystal is as bad at history as he was at winning wars.

Lee didn’t go to war against the Federals to defend slavery, but to defend Virginia and the CSA from invasion.

And I’d wager very few Federal soldiers joined up to free the salves, which was hardly on the agenda in 1861. Even Lincoln was not an abolitionist at that point, and when the Emancipation Proclamation was made in 1863 it was, as Lincoln himself admitted, with a political rather than a moral motivation.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 10, 2021 3:56 pm

Go long on white moleskin pants, RM Williams and Akubra hats……

Disastrous season means UK shoppers could pay 50% more for pasta
Price of durum wheat up by 90% after drought devastates harvest in Canada, one of the biggest producers

Shoppers can expect to pay more for their pasta in coming months amid shortages of its key ingredient following a disastrous growing season.

A scramble for durum wheat has pushed the price up nearly 90% this summer after drought and soaring temperatures hit farms in Canada, one of the biggest producers.

There are also supply issues in Italy, with one food industry expert predicting a packet of spaghetti could end up costing up to 50% more.

Good year to be a tractor salesman as well.

Old bloke
Old bloke
September 10, 2021 4:04 pm

Rabz says:
September 10, 2021 at 9:56 am

Palmers court challenge to the border restrictions lost as the judges said that absolute didn’t mean absolute. Is that correct? Was this the High Court?

If memory serves me correctly it was the high court. Another instance of learned Humpty-Dumptyism from those preposterous waffling windbags.

Perfesser Davidson wrote a post about it on the Dead Cat.

Yes, it was the High Court. The Federal Government, who initially said they join the case to support Palmer, chickened out and Palmer lost the case. Why didn’t Morrison defend the Constitution? probably because of cabinet solidarity, as in the unconstitutional “Nation Cabinet.”

Sir John Robertson’s* dreams have been realised, we are now a motley collection of states without a functioning Federal Government.

*Sir John Robertson led the anti-Federation movement in competition against his arch rival, Sir Henry Parkes.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 4:04 pm

The Emancipation Proclamation only freed some slaves.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2021 4:06 pm

Good year to be a tractor salesman as well.

Dowerin Field Day, this year, had the most visitors it had , in twenty years.

Rorschach
Rorschach
September 10, 2021 4:09 pm

Lee didn’t go to war against the Federals to defend slavery, but to defend Virginia and the CSA from invasion.

Yah. The war was mostly about the right to secede from the union. VERY pertinent to today’s politics in the US.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2021 4:15 pm

The Emancipation Proclamation only freed some slaves.

The Emancipation Proclamation didn’t free the slaves in the Border States, that stayed loyal to the Union.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 10, 2021 4:16 pm

Chris.
Not a bad article.

and here it may be said that the Washington establishment made a fundamental mistake by rejecting the desire of a majority of delegates to the loya jirga or “grand assembly” of tribal leaders held in Kabul in June 2002 to restore Mohammed Zahir Shah, the king deposed by the coup d’etat in 1973, as head of state.

++ to this. In the mania for inflicting democracy on tribal people they overlooked what had worked in the past.
Reinstalling the King and revitalizing the old councils may have been the best “smash it and leave” option available.
In and out in a couple of years.

Old bloke
Old bloke
September 10, 2021 4:16 pm

Bruce of Newcastle says:
September 10, 2021 at 10:37 am

In this respect Novavax is like the latter, and AZ is like the former since AZ is actually made from immortalized fetal cells whereas Novavax isn’t, as far as I know.

It doesn’t matter in any event Bruce as Morrison has said that when Novavax is available in Australia (in 2022), it will be made available ONLY as a booster jab for those people who have already taken the present death shots.

Barry
Barry
September 10, 2021 4:17 pm

Matthew Guy supports vaccine passports and mandatory vaccines. ABC 12noon today.
H/t Michael Smith news
JAFLCSAH

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2021 4:19 pm

“And I’d wager very few Federal soldiers joined up to free the salves, which was hardly on the agenda in 1861. Even Lincoln was not an abolitionist at that point, and when the Emancipation Proclamation was made in 1863 it was, as Lincoln himself admitted, with a political rather than a moral motivation.”

Correct. The war wasn’t about slavery. the north wasn’t dependent on slavery economically the way the south was. Lincoln’s wife’s family were slave owners.

Lee was an honourable man. His wife was George Washington’s niece.

Mater
September 10, 2021 4:20 pm

Matthew Guy supports vaccine passports and mandatory vaccines. ABC 12noon today.

We’ll then, they may as well have stayed with the other bloke. Still no point of differentiation from the ALP.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2021 4:23 pm

read down for the comment that covid is spreading through Melbourne’s Covid hotline call centre.

Sounds like the sort of place which encourages diversity.
Speaking of which this article on the DT is fun:

‘Maskless’ man charged after wild arrest caught on video (paywalled)

A man has been charged with allegedly threatening police and possessing a knife in the lead up to a wild arrest at a western Sydney shopping centre. Warning: Graphic video

Usual sort of thing except for the photo. What a fine growth he has!

I even checked the suburb – right next to our old friend Condell Park and just north of Bankstown Aerodrome.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 4:25 pm

If Novavax isn’t offered to people based on their conscientious objection to other treatments, it would be sinister.

rosie
rosie
September 10, 2021 4:27 pm
feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 4:29 pm

The VicPol over reaction to the Jewish gig in Melbourne was such a set up.
The media weren’t just standing around on the off chance something would happen.
VicPol clearly tipped them off that they were going to make an example of the community.
This is why VicPol are scum.
Tip off the media when they are going to have a crack at the Jewish community.
Act like little bitches when the religion of peace is concerned.

JC
JC
September 10, 2021 4:29 pm

feelthebern says:
September 10, 2021 at 4:04 pm

The Emancipation Proclamation only freed some slaves.

Yes, but that was simple politicking and easing temporary strains. Lincoln’s objective was to end slavery in the US. And let’s not kid ourselves, the objective of the southern states was to maintain slavery. Lincoln’s was to end it.

———
STFU, Rones. Anything from you is absolute fucking nonsense seeing the regimes you’ve supported in Africa. You disgusting troll.

twostix
twostix
September 10, 2021 4:30 pm

Latham smells blood.

Love it.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2021 4:30 pm

Cassie and Roger – The North had a powerful and large abolitionist lobby, which was loud and enthusiastic. I suspect quite a lot of Federal volunteers would indeed have been inspired by them. They weren’t a majority at the time and Lincoln had to work very hard to keep them in check so that wishy washy states wouldn’t jump ship (Ohio? I can’t remember. There were two or three of them.)

So yes for Lincoln and the Federal Government it didn’t start as an abolitionism war, but for maybe 30-40% of the population it was. Fort Sumter was a catastrophic mistake by the South since it let him use the outrage to bring the tentatives along.

twostix
twostix
September 10, 2021 4:31 pm

His Twitter feed recently I mean.

calli
calli
September 10, 2021 4:32 pm

All you need do is change the target.

twostix
twostix
September 10, 2021 4:32 pm

Matthew Guy says national cabinet should set the rule for whether vaccines should be mandatory for people entering pubs.

Oh look.

There’s that new secret layer of government becoming a permanent replacement for state and federal parliament.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2021 4:34 pm

Matthew Guy says national cabinet should set the rule for whether vaccines should be mandatory for people entering pubs.

Wow, his mongrel lasted what, a whole day?
Sheesh.

Figures
Figures
September 10, 2021 4:34 pm

He leaves the left unable to reply except with red-hot anger. He’s the best

He was literally the only person on the planet who could have stopped the civilisation ending lockdowns but he was too gutless.

Whatever his intentions, he will go down as the man who wrecked Western civilisation.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 10, 2021 4:34 pm

If Novavax isn’t offered to people based on their conscientious objection to other treatments, it would be sinister.

I’m not prone to conspiracy theories, but the whole thing looks sinister to me.

shatterzzz
September 10, 2021 4:35 pm

“St. George slew a dragon?” ..
“Hold my beer”, sez GLADYS …. LOL!
https://ibb.co/4KYG3xP

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 4:36 pm

but for maybe 30-40% of the population it was.

Noooo.
Some abolitionists were run out of town in the north.
Malice has written about this extensively.

But yes. most rich southerners wanted slavery to continue & none of them saw a musket.

Old bloke
Old bloke
September 10, 2021 4:37 pm

twostix says:
September 10, 2021 at 11:59 am

It’s all here, we all know it. How far will they go? WW1 threw a spanner in the works last century, WW2 killed it stone cold dead. What this time.

The demise of Babylon.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2021 4:37 pm

All you need do is change the target.

So all ScoMo has to do is make the new unvaxxed ID cards coloured and vaxxed ID cards white and they can reuse all those old signs! Think of the money saved!

As for the badge he can’t use a pink triangle as the qwerty lobby are now on the side of the camp guards.

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2021 4:38 pm

“Tip off the media when they are going to have a crack at the Jewish community.
Act like little bitches when the religion of peace is concerned.”

Correct…and as I wrote this morning, Matthew Guy, now opposition leader and David Southwick, the new deputy opposition leader, could go on the attack about the singling out of the Jewish community. Southwick is Jewish and is the local member…whilst ignoring other communities violating lockdown rules.

It’s outrageous.

As Mater said above, clearly Guy is probably already shaping up to be no different to how he was when he led the party up to the 2018 election pounding.

Every single politician in this country is human garbage.

Makka
Makka
September 10, 2021 4:41 pm

She also said that the “freedoms” will be removed if outbreaks happen.

I thought that was in the context of localized areas being locked down if an outbreak occurs. So the strategy is lock down the LGA and incentivise the proles to get the jab.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 10, 2021 4:43 pm

On Bernadi decision to sue their ABC. Hope he goes fucking hard.
And doesn’t get influenced by his legal team to accept a settlement so they get an easy earn for little work.
And join that beached whale two dads from Sea Patrol.

shatterzzz
September 10, 2021 4:43 pm

Lesson for GLADYS on BAT FLU control! .. Just finished a 90 minute clean-up of the walkway alongside my place plus sorted the front garden out .. if there is one thing that will keep the boat folk of western Sydney indoors it’s EFFORT soon as WORK appears they are gone! .. generally, accepted as far more contagious that BAT FLU is MANUAL LABOUR in this part of Fairfield … LOL!

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
September 10, 2021 4:44 pm

he does not come home swinging a cleaver in the bedroom.

Oops…

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 4:44 pm

There was a substantial group of northerners who were quite fine with the south leaving the union.
Slavery for the south.
No slavery for the north.
Lincoln cobbled together one hell of coalition.

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2021 4:46 pm

Lincoln was a masterful politician….and ruthless.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 4:46 pm

Considering the allegation involving Bernardi included a senate sitting, wouldn’t there be footage of the alleged incident?

JC
JC
September 10, 2021 4:46 pm

Cassie

I was talking to a Jewish pal about the Ripponlea incident this morning. He’s “liberal” and he agreed with the cops that the orthodox behaved “outrageously”. Don’t think the tribe is all on the same side. 🙂

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 4:46 pm

Lincoln was a masterful politician….and ruthless.

The Julia Gillard of his time.

shatterzzz
September 10, 2021 4:47 pm

The Emancipation Proclamation only freed some slaves.
Yes, but that was simple politicking and easing temporary strains. Lincoln’s objective was to end slavery in the US. And let’s not kid ourselves, the objective of the southern states was to maintain slavery. Lincoln’s was to end it.

What a load of rubbish …!

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 4:49 pm

When I referred to Lincoln as Gillard-esque years ago, Token didn’t take it well.
In fact, it coincided with him becoming scarce.
I felt bad about that.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 4:50 pm

Stop the press. Liberal Jew hates Orthodox Jew.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 10, 2021 4:51 pm

“Considering the allegation involving Bernardi included a senate sitting, wouldn’t there be footage of the alleged incident?”
Apparently so.
But their ABC didn’t bother to check the assertions of the whale.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 10, 2021 4:52 pm

Toad – All up to which judge or magistrate gets the job. One of the notorious ALP-appointed ones and he’s toast no matter what the law says.

CrazyOldRanga
CrazyOldRanga
September 10, 2021 4:52 pm

Nano Wrigglers.

CrazyOldRanga
CrazyOldRanga
September 10, 2021 4:53 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 10, 2021 4:57 pm

“Considering the allegation involving Bernardi included a senate sitting, wouldn’t there be footage of the alleged incident?”

https://parlview.aph.gov.au/mediaPlayer.php?videoID=245562

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2021 4:58 pm

” was talking to a Jewish pal about the Ripponlea incident this morning. He’s “liberal” and he agreed with the cops that the orthodox behaved “outrageously”. Don’t think the tribe is all on the same side. ?”

Oh….did he describe the BLM protesters last year as “outrageous”. Bet he didn’t. I know exactly what kind of “liberal” Jew he is….he doesn’t like the Orthodox because they’re publicly very Jewish..and yes…insular.

I’m sick of the effing double standards….and the Jewish community being singled out on one of the holiest days in our calendar. Sick of it. And the MSM joining in….they’re scum. Three weeks ago when that family had the engagement party…..okay they broke “Covid regulations”….so fucking what.
We need more people to break these absurd laws. Their mistake was to stupidly upload pictures of the party on social media and were dobbed in…..but note how the MSM and the far-left Victorian neo-marxist government jumped on the bandwagon to single these Jews out for censure and then of course the Jew haters come out….such as their woman from Melbourne hospital who uploaded onto Facebook this comment….”put in a gas chamber”……fuck…who thinks, says and writes such a thing?

You wait………anti-Semitism will increase in this country.

Oh and I bet that woman who uploaded that vile anti-Semitic comment on Facebook for which she rightly lost her job…..I bet she doesn’t vote Liberal or PHON. I bet she’s a far-left Green.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2021 5:00 pm

The maestro replied that if Lee was in charge of the Afghan war, the US would have won.

Trump is God.

No matter what you think of his politics he serves up some zingers.
I found that with Keating.
Hated his politics but found myself having a sneaky giggle at some of his lines. They age even better given the target was often Birthday Cake Hewson.

Cassie of Sydney
September 10, 2021 5:00 pm

“Stop the press. Liberal Jew hates Orthodox Jew.”

Exactly.

rosie
rosie
September 10, 2021 5:00 pm

I agree Cassie. The double standards in Victoria are appalling.
Has anything similar happened in Sydney?

JC
JC
September 10, 2021 5:01 pm

I bet she doesn’t vote Liberal or PHON. I bet she’s a far-left Green.

Of course.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2021 5:03 pm

feelthebernsays:

September 10, 2021 at 4:50 pm

Stop the press. Liberal Jew hates Orthodox Jew.

That never happens with the Catholics … oh, no wait … maybe it does.
But not the Muslims (apart from the odd wrinkle between the Sunnis and Shi’ites).

calli
calli
September 10, 2021 5:04 pm

Thanks, Zulu. A quick scroll through that shows Sea Patrol up on her hind trotters at least four times. No mention of horrors on the red benches, which I’m sure she’d bring to the attention of those assembled had they happened then and there).

A wider view to the floor for divisions – Bernadi (presumably sitting beside her unless he’s some sort of ghostly presence), working away on his laptop.

rosie
rosie
September 10, 2021 5:05 pm

And the ahmadiyah and the ones that are headed by that rich horse racing dude.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 5:07 pm

Muslim infighting & Christian infighting killed multiples of whatever the Crusaders did in the Levant or what the Muslims did on the Iberian peninsula.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
September 10, 2021 5:07 pm

For those convinced that the Oxford PRINCIPLE trials are simply cover to shitcan competitors to AstraZenica:

Early treatment with inhaled budesonide shortens recovery time by a median of three days in patients with COVID-19 who are at higher risk of more severe illness and are treated in the community. A common corticosteroid, budesonide is the first widely available, inexpensive drug found to shorten recovery times in COVID-19 patients aged over 50…

The cui bono test says PRINCIPLE researchers who discover inexpensive drug treatments for Covid can look forward to a lifetime of career appointments, research grants and publications.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 10, 2021 5:08 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
September 10, 2021 at 4:34 pm
Matthew Guy says national cabinet should set the rule for whether vaccines should be mandatory for people entering pubs.

“Wow, his mongrel lasted what, a whole day?
Sheesh.”
************
The sweepstake could have offered high field at 25 hours or more.

Roger
Roger
September 10, 2021 5:08 pm

Lincoln’s objective was to end slavery in the US.

Yes, he wanted to send the slaves back to Africa (Liberia) or some other far away place, because he didn’t believe whites and blacks could live side by side as equals.

The re-writing of history on Lincoln and the civil war – i.e. that it was a righteous war against slavery – is really quite an achievement in propaganda.

calli
calli
September 10, 2021 5:12 pm

In other news…we are now entering Biden Lotto Zone.

My prediction – midnight, Sept 10, in the basement with a lead pipe. It is now 3:10am in Washington.

Eight hours, fifty minutes before I know, yet again, that I’m wrong. 😀

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 10, 2021 5:14 pm

Matthew Guy – another cuck.
As insipid as his mate usurped.
Will the Danistan Liberals ever find someone with some ticker?

JC
JC
September 10, 2021 5:15 pm

Roger

How does your comment suggest sending the former slaves back and ending slavery are mutually exclusive and ending slavery was a false objective? I don’t believe Lincoln wanted to force blacks to go to Africa otherwise he would’ve done just that; send them back. However he didn’t and even fatuously promised 40 acres and a mule.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2021 5:16 pm

callisays:

September 10, 2021 at 5:04 pm

Thanks, Zulu. A quick scroll through that shows Sea Patrol up on her hind trotters at least four times. 

Sea-Patrol obviously didn’t go to the Seven-Nilligan school of giving evidence.
Made the fatal mistake of being specific as to dates and times.
Now this is great when you have a willingly gullible audience in your thrall, because the specificity adds that “traumatic event seared into her memory” credibility.
Of course, when the archived video surfaces things gets a little awkward.

calli
calli
September 10, 2021 5:16 pm

Whoops. Can’t even get that right.

Twenty hours, fifty minutes. Unless what we’ve been watching is a cunningly disguised animatronic and he’s … elsewhere.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 10, 2021 5:18 pm

My prediction – midnight, Sept 10, in the basement with a lead pipe. It is now 3:10am in Washington.

A classic Faulty prediction error.
Make the lead time to the predicted event at least five times the attention span of the average Cat reader (or at least two clear open threads ahead).

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 10, 2021 5:19 pm

Hollywood says that their were two sides.
The good north.
The evil south.

You could make the case there were around two dozen factions of various sizes all with different motivations.
Considering what occurred during the “reconstruction” years, the motivations of the north were not pure.

calli
calli
September 10, 2021 5:20 pm

I mean to be vindictive.

Bernardi needs to bankrupt the lying bugger. I believe bankrupts cannot sit in Parliament.

Bye bye.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
September 10, 2021 5:20 pm

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell announced on Friday that students will be able to sit their exams and receive their full results in time for university offers.

Finally, some certainty for the Year 12s. NSW HSC starts 9th November.
But consider what they’ve been through up to now.
Lockdown, on-line learning, changed Trials procedures, on-going delays in announcing the confirmed start of the HSC, changed internal assessment procedures, uncertainty as to how the HSC will be physically assessd, and a huge question mark hanging over their ATARs.

No wonder so many of them are saying “so what”.

Roger
Roger
September 10, 2021 5:22 pm

Lincoln was a masterful politician….and ruthless.

Somewhere in my annals I’ve a first hand account of the “last minute” dash of an emissary from the Virginia state legislature to Washington with an offer that would likely have staved off war. Lincoln knew of his arrival and the nature of his business but met with his “war cabinet” first. When Lincoln finally saw him he told him it was too late – the plans were in place and the orders to mobilise had been given.

It’s reminiscent of the political failures that later led to WWI.

calli
calli
September 10, 2021 5:22 pm

No wonder so many of them are saying “so what”.

Good. Give Uni the flick and look to something useful and lucrative like a trade.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 10, 2021 5:24 pm

“specificity”
It has to be “programmatic” to work Sancho.
(h/t Kevni)

JC
JC
September 10, 2021 5:26 pm

Great piece in the WSJ. Also, a time to remember manliness.

Remember Todd Beamer of United 93
His heroism on 9/11 drew from a lifetime of faith and character.

Princeton Junction, N.J.

My hometown is on the edge of the New York City area, where dense development ends and soybean farms begin. The 9/11 memorials around here are a reminder of our proximity to the city, but some are easy to miss. The one at the post office in nearby Cranbury is particularly inconspicuous: “This Building Is Named in Honor of Todd Beamer. ”

There’s some beauty in the humility of such a memorial. But when I learned a few years ago that Beamer had lived in the town next to mine, I was ashamed. Why hadn’t I known that this hero of 9/11 was a local guy? My region, the state of New Jersey, and the country as a whole ought to know more about Todd Beamer.

A 32-year-old software salesman for Oracle, Beamer was among the passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who attacked the hijackers and prevented them from crashing the Boeing 757 into the U.S. Capitol. His rallying cry, “Let’s roll,” rests in America’s memory. It is exalting to think of what he and his fellow passengers did on that short flight, and the people they saved on the ground.

Beamer remained poised under extreme pressure. Many passengers made phone calls during the flight, but Beamer’s call with Airfone operator Lisa Jefferson became the fullest account of what took place in the air that day. He remained on the line for 14 minutes, describing the direction of the plane, the hijackers’ behavior and, eventually, the passengers’ decision to revolt.

“His voice was devoid of any stress,” Ms. Jefferson later said. “In fact, he sounded so tranquil it made me begin to doubt the authenticity and urgency of his call.”

Beamer was also physically confident, and courageous. As a student at Wheaton College in Illinois, he played baseball and captained the basketball team. In a memoir, Beamer’s wife Lisa relates that he once played a soccer game with a broken jaw.

It’s fortunate that Beamer and the three other passengers who spearheaded the revolt— Jeremy Glick, Mark Bingham and Tom Burnett —were athletes. The hijackers pitched the plane back and forth sharply in a failed attempt to shake their attackers off their feet. The cockpit recording, filled with slams, shattering plates, and howls, reveals that the terrorists took the plane down only after six minutes of the passengers’ sustained assault.

A strong Christian faith also carried Beamer toward his fate. Lisa recounts that their life together was founded on faith—at Wheaton, while rearing children, and teaching Sunday school at Princeton Alliance Church.

Before ending his call with Ms. Jefferson, Beamer asked, “Would you do one last thing for me?”

“Yes. What is it?” she answered.

“Would you pray with me?”

They said the Lord’s Prayer together in full, and other passengers joined in. Beamer then recited Psalm 23, concluding, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.” Immediately after, he turned to his co-conspirators and asked, “Are you guys ready? OK, let’s roll.”

It’s a life and death that merit celebration. Amid the observances on this 20th anniversary, take a moment to remember Todd Beamer. You might also want to take a look around. An American hero might have lived in your own hometown.

Mr. Ukueberuwa is an editorial page writer at the Journal.

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