1,665 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 2 Oct 2021”

  1. Sharri is a full of blind spots, the only thing she can see clearly is what happened in Wuhan. I find her inexplicable.

    She’s young; she has c. 15 years of miseducation to overcome and many historical lacunae to fill.


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  2. I’ll pencil you in for the sacrificial diversion role, Lizzie. If it all works out, we’ll raise a statue of you or something. Not a big one, mind you. Or maybe we’ll spray paint your name somewhere.


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  3. Hey, Ms Reinhart, how about buying some Melbourne wavelength and seeing if there’s an Australian Rush Limbaugh out there? As Roger Ailes noticed, there’s a huge ignored and unserviced market just waiting to be tapped.

    In Sydney 2GB is also trying its best to drive away listeners.

    Our biggest problem is that we are all paying exorbitant amounts of money on the ABC so that the lefties can get their views expounded for free. What’s more, that money is being used to malign and insult us at every opportunity. There will be no justice until that vipers’ nest is not either shut down or cleaned out.


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  4. “Bruce of Newcastlesays:
    October 4, 2021 at 11:52 am
    Cassie – I wouldn’t say that, more that she has a blindness about some things. Much like Miranda Devine, who was quite wet a lot of the time when she was at the Tele. But these days you could easily mistake Miranda for a vengeful angel, at least when she’s on the US political beat.”

    Gosh, don’t remind me of Miranda’s infatuation with Turdbull. I think her Turnbull fellating was because she was disappointed with Abbott.


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  5. Neil ‘Apparatchik’ Mitchell just asked 3AW listeners: “If you’re not going to get tested, how will you know if you’re infected.”

    Don’t think he’s thought that one through, not entirely. 😀

    It’s a terrible disease when most people who catch it don’t notice.


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  6. Thanks for that, Roger. Whatever his ordinate, he’s still a shit.

    Nobody likes a dobber, but I would have been sorely tempted to report him to the bishop, if only because he’ll try the same thing plus other evasions of doing his duty in the future. Clergy like that do a lot of damage to people – it’s called spiritual abuse by neglect.


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  7. “Mind your own business” is a perfectly valid response to any question around this.

    At this point my intention, as previously stated, is to comply with the wishes of any Stasi I deal with.
    When they tell me that I cannot enter, I will say “fine’ and walk out.

    When they ask if I’m vVXnated my reply will be, “that is my personal medical information”

    If somebody asks why I’m not VXnated I will tell them that VXnation centre refused to do it.

    I waver sometimes but always land back at the same place. Fuck ’em

    As far as I can tell, none of this is Law

    Every business in this state should, in my opinion, just say yeah, nah mate, not doing that.


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  8. “Michelle” from RPH, says that it’s the “absolute truth” that young persons are begging for the jab, even as the gastronasal nasal tubes go in and the iron lungs are pressurised.
    I know she’s a nurse, because of the ER pyjama scrub top.
    And I know she’s lying, because as “and that’s the absolute truth” comes out of her mouth, she slow-blinks, turns her head away, and one shoulder rises.


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  9. “Sharri is a full of blind spots, the only thing she can see clearly is what happened in Wuhan. I find her inexplicable.”

    I also do. In July, after the Sydney protests, she described them as selfish…the same person who supported the BLM protests last year.

    However, she is capable of doing real investigative journalism….something sadly lacking at their ABC, at Nine and at most other MSM outlets.


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  10. Concerning vaccination in Australia and around the world, I see people everywhere starting to distrust each other and tear each other apart.

    It should be very simple, take the vaccine if you wish and not be discriminated against for choosing either option.

    Also, the only reason anyone should really have to get vaccinated is if they are concerned about covid itself.

    How many people have been vaccinated for any number of coercive reasons, vs those who are worried about catching covid?


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  11. the only thing she can see clearly is what happened in Wuhan

    Good on her for investigating further & reporting it.
    But she’s been giving the document dumps from someone in Bannon’s circle.


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  12. Hey, Ms Reinhart, how about buying some Melbourne wavelength and seeing if there’s an Australian Rush Limbaugh out there? As Roger Ailes noticed, there’s a huge ignored and unserviced market just waiting to be tapped.

    A few yank commentators, Dan Bongino, in particular, along with Watters and Gutfeld, have got it; you can’t be reasonable with the left. Most conservative media outlets degenerate over-time because they give air time to lefties and assume there can be a discussion with the bastards. You can’t because they’re fucking fanatics. To start a conservative outlet you have to start hard and intolerant of the leftie viewpoint; they’ve had their chance and they have fucked the West. But no rich bitch, even Gina, is going to go that route, unfortunately. The point is right though: there is a huge potential market for a conservative outlet. Sky is precariously balanced with fucktards like reece and other lefties on the station. One of the most popular DJs on 2SM was Dean Makin who was pro-Trump and anti every shit idea the lefties peddled; he got done over by some of the more balanced guys on the station, although the little leftie poppy has also gone.


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  13. Struggling with severe anxiety at the moment, but I don’t think it’s the lockdowns. I think it’s the mandatory covid passports that has depressed me no end.

    This is the pointy end of that hideous ideology, socialism, heading to its inevitable conclusion. The mass psychosis of hatred of others, expressed towards non-socialists, unvaxxed, white people and the nihilist garbage of climate mitigation as a proxy for depopulation has worn me down.

    The passing of my father and brother at this time of year does not help my mood.


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  14. Notes for the observant-
    If a “nurse” is trotted out at a press conference, and she is inexplicably dressed for a shift, she’s a plant, and there’s probably nothing to worry about. Parading these trumped-up taliswomans will devalue the trust in the brand, and I’ve got no doubt that a few working proles are very sh!tty about this sort of stunt.
    Likewise, the TV doctor, with a white frock coat and stethoscope around the neck, is trying to sell you something.
    And a signlanguage performer aside a pollie’s podium no longer means “better pay attention deafies, there’s something about to go down here”. It probably means trying to pump up a routine announcement, if not elevate a worry to a crisis, and promote an advice up to a command.


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  15. Shy Ted, clocked that! Friggin’ hilarious, the UK version of the Darth’s Theme bugler in Paris.
    I’m taking a guitar and kazoo to my next* protest, for sure.
    (*also my first… we’ll see)


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  16. Crossie says:
    October 4, 2021 at 10:21 am

    I still don’t understand this media […] Now they are not able to see if any of us even exist let alone how we think or feel.

    That’s because the Media (MS & Social), got the memo long ago –
    “Those who resist anything we sell will be Unpersoned.
    Ignore them.
    They no longer matter.”


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  17. Report on the Ace radio news that “experts” have put forward the idea of a tax on the unvaccinated to cover extra health costs. Minister Hunt rejected the idea.

    I posted that possibility not long ago. It’s not hard to predict what totalitarian progressives might do.


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  18. Beery, eat well, exercise, get some sun (when the health nazis let you), load up on the vitamin D.
    Turn off the news.
    Read Plato & Seneca.
    You’ll be on top the world before you know it.


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  19. areffsays:

    October 4, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Neil ‘Apparatchik’ Mitchell just asked 3AW listeners

    You persist in tuning in.
    What sort of masochism is this?
    Heard their “news” driving around in the car.
    Reporting Newspoll on the AUKUS treaty.

    “Less than 50% of people think the AUKUS treaty will make us safer. Only 46% …”

    The actual figures?
    Make us more secure – 46%
    Make no difference – 29%
    Make us less secure – 14%
    Don’t know – 11%
    Headlines we could have written:-

    “Less than one-third of voters believe the AUKUS treaty will make us less secure”

    Or possibly pick up the table below in the poll where 75% of people think Chai-ner is a serious threat to our security.


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  20. “The Beer whisperersays:
    October 4, 2021 at 12:09 pm”

    Beery, look after yourself and here’s hoping we can all get together again for drinks soon.


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  21. Beery

    The passing of my father and brother at this time of year does not help my mood.

    You have many brothers and sisters, and probably a few parents here. Stick with us.


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  22. You persist in tuning in.
    What sort of masochism is this?
    Heard their “news” driving around in the car.
    Reporting Newspoll on the AUKUS treaty.

    That’s exactly right. I had the car radio pre set to 3AW from the days when I listened to Tom Eliot. I removed it last week lest I press the wrong button and have Mitchell polluting my car.


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  23. Full blown pay-day lending is being advertised on Foxtel.
    I’m old enough to remember when predatory lending practices were effectively regulated to the darkest corners of the Australian economy.


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  24. Sky News host Sharri Markson says New South Wales has been left “rudderless” after the shock resignation of Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
    Why is it that so many folk never seem to associate TAX PAYER funds as their money? All these outpourings of sorrow and victimization for GLADYS as if she has been hard dun by!
    She quit to ensure that she gets her pension and shady dealings out, almost, intact .. if she’d been pushed she’d have. probably, forfeited lotza money!
    Also the reality of normal folk would have been arrested and charged and possibly remanded for embezzlement doesn’t happen when your a politician. For some, unfathomable, reason even if it is all proven politicians, generally, get to walk away and still end up with some private benefactor ensuring they have some form of employment guaranteeing their, usual, lifestyle isn’t too much affected ………!


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  25. Makkasays:
    October 4, 2021 at 10:49 am

    I saw a nurse on the news last night

    In Vic […]

    They still have that old Health Minister, Catherine King (now “Shadow” Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development from 2.6.2019. = stranglehold of a State) … someone who even PRIME MINISTER Julia GILLARD cowed beneath.


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  26. Beery – It’s real. I feel it every time I go to the shops, like this morning. Young checkout chick looks at me and politely says step back to the end of the checkout and I will push your items to you. I was too close. It’s a public holiday and she’s about 16. Her chances of being harmed by bat crud are nil point nil.

    Talking with my old mum yesterday, she feels it too. Psychological pressure beating down endlessly. And she was a girl during WW2 with bombs going off. She had her first vaccine injection a week or so ago, it went well fortunately. But she’s suffering that she can’t even go to a coffee shop with a friend.

    I’ll add this because it’s pertinent:

    31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

    From Matthew 6:25-34. I like to think that I help God with verse 26. 😀


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  27. I knew that Brazil was the biggest coffee producer in the world.
    I had no idea that Vietnam was the second biggest producer.

    And then there’s ETHIOPIA .. next time they have a, bleeding heart, appeal, shirley, channeling a bit of Marie Antoinette will be appropriate ……. LET THE DRINK COFFEE …. lol!


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  28. I don’t have the passport but don’t pretend that not using it is a clear cut moral decision, especially when in NSW at least the passport has a finite life and using not using probably won’t make an iota of difference to government decisions regarding its shelf life.

    Au contraire, it will make a HUGE difference. They’re telling us it’s temporary but what they’re really doing is testing the water. If compliance is high, they won’t hesitate to bring it in on a permanent basis (they can always find an excuse) and then lookout. We’ll be exactly where Israel is now, compliant one day, millions outlawed the next on little more than a flick of a switch. If we don’t want permanent, total control over our lives then this is the time to show it.


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  29. areff

    When Mum was found dead at the end of the bed the new priest at whose church she had worshipped for 40 years refused to come to her home to say the prayer for the dead. He also declined to have the funeral there, actually saying it would be “a lot of trouble” — deep cleaning the church after the service etc., — for just 10 people.

    Very sorry to hear of this utterly un-Christian act.

    As a non-Christian, let me say that it goes beyond that. If I had been in a position to do anything to effect Mrs Areff Senior’s or Areff’s wishes at that time, I would have done so. It is simple humanity, simple courtesy, simple respect.

    This ‘priest’ is a real dud as a human being, let alone as a priest.


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  30. Thanks Cassie and John too. The thought of catching up lightens my mood.

    The family curse is something I’ve kept from here, but it’s as much a part of me as my love of the human spirit for freedom, exploration and creativity. It’s my family that keeps me going, and Catallaxy is part of my extended family. That’s why I keep coming back, along with familiarity with sanity, unlike the trench warfare of Twitter.


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  31. Why is punching down on Catholics given a pass?

    I’m glad I’m not Catholic, because I can defend them without accusations of self-interest. These are fallen protestants who kept nothing from Protestantism but a hatred of Catholics.


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  32. areffsays:
    October 4, 2021 at 11:39 am

    The former priest, who buried Dad in 2012, was Vietnamese — another lovely bloke but you couldn’t understand a word he said

    Who listens anyway?


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  33. Neil ‘Apparatchik’ Mitchell just asked 3AW listeners: “If you’re not going to get tested, how will you know if you’re infected.”

    It is quite possible to be infected with anything and not notice any sign of it.
    I have had a urine infection at least a few times in my life, and the only way I found out about it was because a doctor ordered routine blood or other tests.
    There is no need for otherwise healthy people to have a Covid test IMO.
    Mitchell is a doofus, but we already knew that.


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  34. Any normal, decent person would be depressed about the state of the country and the treachery of our politico-media class. As if the country wasn’t in serious trouble before this latest assault on the demos. In my view it’s correct to be depressed and angry. That anger needs to be used against those responsible for this attack on freedom and small business. The depression needs to be overcome and not break you which is one of their tactics. How I despise of pollimuppetts, pubic serpents and germalists. Parasites trying to kill the host.


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  35. Struggling with severe anxiety at the moment, but I don’t think it’s the lockdowns. I think it’s the mandatory covid passports that has depressed me no end.

    This too shall pass.


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  36. Any normal, decent person would be depressed about the state of the country and the treachery of our politico-media class.

    I am thoroughly black pilled, but I am not depressed.


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  37. Makka over the page.

    I wouldn’t. This economy here is so fkd up it’s everyone for themselves on how they handle all this. I get it that some think the noble thing to do is go out in blaze of glory and say fk the “system”. But I’m betting the “system” (passports)is going to prevail for the foreseeable future here, no matter what the self sacrificers do. That presents a myriad of choices for everyone in the system.

    Agreed.
    I think NSW has admitted that passports are a short-term carrot/stick.
    Dan and PalaceChook?
    I am not so sure.

    I decided to double vax for my own personal reasons but I’m adamant it’s an individual choice and abhor the way we are being coerced into it. It sickens me. The politics, lies and deceit around covid and the vax just sickens me.

    I am leaning towards vax.
    Have been for a while and I am probably only brand differentiating right now.
    But, yes, the passport thing shits me as well, not only for what it is, but the way the Nurse Covid-Karens have been gleefully declaring that the unwashed need to be kept out of “their” hospitals.


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  38. Seems like Mitchell is saying we should all get regular COVID tests.

    That’s silly.

    That would mean > 570,000 tests per day in NSW, and at least 1710 “cases” a day, off the false positives.


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  39. I just can’t win.
    The missus just spoke to her boss.
    He was all “Don’t worry we won’t force you to get the vaccine, blah blah blah”.
    Now she’s all relieved and happy and wanting to have a huge conversation with me about it.
    Women.


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  40. The passport will be an interesting test for Perrottet. It’s discriminatory and evil, and has plenty of historic iterations of which he will be all too well aware.


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  41. This too shall pass.

    In NSW, it will.
    First it was 70%…then walked back to 80%…then even when they set the unattainable goal on 90%, look out that’s going to happen too.
    And that’s for 16 years old and above.
    At the rate NSW parents are getting the 12-15 cohort jabbed, it’s going to drag the 12 year old & above cohort to well over 90%.


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  42. Arky, let her talk and make the occasional umming sound and nod a bit.

    The Beloved does it all the time. So accomplished he can even do it in his sleep.


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  43. They’re telling us it’s temporary but what they’re really doing is testing the water.

    Generational Rambler rules, as handed from great many grandfathers

    Rule#1 – Never cede any freedom to government.
    Rule #2 – Any freedom ceded to government will never be returned. (see Rule #1)


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  44. Polish-Ruthenian Orthodox who accepted papal authority in the Union of Brest-Litovsk (hence Uniate). They kept Eastern rites but accepted Roman canon law etc. (hence Greek Catholic); if he’s serving in a Roman Rite parish he is “bi-ritual”.

    And people say the Church is not inclusive.


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  45. Just got off a video call to the grandees in DANISTAN, the eldest of the 3 turned 12 today .. damn these state gummints! .. sure, I can ring whenever I want but at 73 what I want is to spend time with them and also the 4 up on the Central Coast not get downcast after video calls .. 12 months since I last touched the Melbourne ones & 3 going on 4 months since Gosford …… duuuuuuuuh!
    And to make matters worse reading all the feel-sorry and we-luvs-ya GLADYS drivel across the media & blogs is/has not improved my temprement at all!
    Did I mention .. I HATE POLITICIANS, CMOs and anyone else that sez ..
    WE IS ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, except … !
    and the even more despicable ………. IT’S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!


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  46. Covid tests are popular this afternoon. First time I’ve seen a queue at this particular testing station, and the idiots are banked up on the
    very major road leading into the side street.


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  47. Sorry I picked up the 29% figure in my post earlier.
    The fact that it is 14% against makes the skewing of the news even worse.

    “Less than 50% of people think the AUKUS treaty will make us safer. Only 46% …”

    The actual figures?
    Make us more secure – 46%
    Make no difference – 29%
    Make us less secure – 14%
    Don’t know – 11%
    Headlines we could have written:-

    “Those polled in favour of the AUKUS alliance outweighed those against by more than three to one. Only one in eight Australians think it will make Australia less secure”.


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  48. The only people that should be tested are those that are symptomatic. If positive, they should isolate until their symptoms diminish. Those in their household should be given a home kit similar to that distributed in Uttar Pradesh. Given the time of year, they should spend as much time outside as they can breathing fresh air and exposing themselves to the sun. The current mania for testing, isolating when potentially exposed, is ridiculous in the current circumstance.


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  49. I looked him up earlier DB, found the minutes of the meeting that mentioned the biritual request .
    Some pretty abrupt notes on that document about a couple of other priests .
    Must have been from a long time ago because it mentioned a priest who I know is long dead.


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  50. If one were to make a turducken out of the current crop, where would you start?
    Would you insert Beresjerklian into Andrews, then Andrews into Morrison?
    Probably Morrison first, because there are no bones to remove.


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  51. However, she is capable of doing real investigative journalism….something sadly lacking at their ABC, at Nine and at most other MSM outlets.

    I thought she looked distinctly uneasy a couple of times with Trump, and I note that the superleft Wentworth Courier, doing a piece on her as a local, showed a pic of her in her office, where very noticably on her desk in front of view are some lefty books including one labelled ‘Paul Keating’. She obviously wants to present a more left face to these troops.


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  52. Arkysays:

    October 4, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    I just can’t win.
    The missus just spoke to her boss.
    He was all “Don’t worry we won’t force you to get the vaccine, blah blah blah”.

    Without naming names, is this a large corporate?
    I suspect a few directors have been having a quiet chat with QCs and getting some frightening advice about the liabilities attached to mandated vaxes.


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  53. I wouldn’t. This economy here is so fkd up it’s everyone for themselves on how they handle all this. I get it that some think the noble thing to do is go out in blaze of glory and say fk the “system”. But I’m betting the “system” (passports)is going to prevail for the foreseeable future here, no matter what the self sacrificers do. That presents a myriad of choices for everyone in the system.

    It is strange what people choose to protest about. Perhaps we should still be raging against metadata.

    Unlawful metadata access is easy when we’re flogging a dead law


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  54. The current mania for testing, isolating when potentially exposed, is ridiculous in the current circumstance.

    And it will fail.
    As cases increase, the inevitable closure of supermarkets will happen as whole shifts are sent home.
    And all with no Federal government money propping things up.
    Colesworth will lobby and their lobbying will be heard.


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  55. I am leaning towards vax.
    I’m going the other way .. the more they push it the further from it I get! .. in the beginning I was ambivalent … sure. I’m in the vulnerable age bracket (73) but I’m fit & healthy, haven’t needed a prescription for anything since my Cancer treatment(s) finished 10 years ago .. only seen a quack once in all the intervening years and that was for stitches after an accident so, all-in-all, healthy BUT when they started on their masks, QR-ing, lockdowns and whatever else that was it for me .. even if the, bloody, prick comes thru as the ultimate cure ( after booster #23 .. LOL!) I’ll still not be getting it … enuf is enuf .. 4 adult kids all vaxxed and GLADYS/DAN worshippers to the extent that the 2 of 8 grandees over 12 are vaxxed ( or will be come Wednesday) plus kids ringing me wiv the … It’s-for-your-own-good spiel has only driven me further into the non vax fold!


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  56. Shatterzzz, I have three beautiful little grandees in the chook pen. Haven’t seen two of the other three too much in lockdown either, but I catch up with the two year old who lives more than 5km away when his father braves the fines and brings him to us. This madness must end. And soon.


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  57. Without naming names, is this a large corporate?

    ..
    It’s up there.
    But they’d be rooted without her.
    She basically runs it.
    She’s like that office lady at school that no teacher can get anything actually done without.
    They’re lucky I keep her partly distracted, otherwise she would take over the whole thing.


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  58. Colesworth will lobby and their lobbying will be heard.

    At least their profits won’t be affected .. Thank God! .. just a matter of putting another coupla dozen products up between 10 & 50 cents( like any other week) and the pain is contained .. LOL!


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  59. Thanks Delta- she’s quite a girl. Very impressive.

    She is indeed, Miltonf.

    To clarify, Gab posted the comment and the link at 11.47 am. It’s certainly worth looking at.


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  60. Ivermectin may not be that hard to get despite the media splash re customs and their seizures. Young bloke in Ballarat is putting it about that he just received a shipment of 20 litres and doesn’t mind sharing.


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  61. Why is punching down on Catholics given a pass?

    The New Puritans are aghast that a Papist will be premier.

    They’ll be calling for a reintroduction of the Penal Laws next.


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  62. Beery, take care of yourself. Like FTB said, get some sunshine and breathe in the fresh air. The Cat is a wonderful place to be, the decent people here have all got your back.


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  63. Dover

    Are you kidding

    Given the time of year, they should spend as much time outside as they can breathing fresh air and exposing themselves to the sun. The current mania for testing, isolating when potentially exposed, is ridiculous in the current circumstance.

    We last saw the sun in Melbourne in 1867.


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  64. twostix at 9.30, who to my mind is one of the best writers here when he’s not fixated on boomers or events outside Queensland:

    “and then I was like don’t ever come back here again and showed him my sword”

    I told you not to come back somewhere that wasn’t mine. That’s your story. Yeah nah. Go back and look. It’s not that far back.

    ‘giving you shit that we don’t need yet another ‘copper’ worshipping loser’

    As I said to Makka last night – please produce something I said that even approaches this. When I asked Makka he went ‘harrumph, well, everyone says so’ so I’d be obliged if you could do this.

    My faults and deficiencies are legion, but unconditional support for VicJack Inc is not one of them. As I have repeatedly demonstrated over time.

    By the way – who is ‘we’?

    ‘when you first arrived at the old Cat rubbing yourself about some big man ‘copper’ you were in love with’

    I seriously don’t know what that means. I know what I said when I first got to the ExCat, because I was there when I said it. And that wasn’t it.

    You’re one of the most readable and best sentence-stringer-togetherers here stix, but I’m asking you to back these statements up with something, because as you well know you’re misrepresenting me here.

    The worst of it is, now you’ve got rsssrsrrs believing I’m a chick.

    How awful.


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  65. My friend has just been told, get vaxxed by 15th Oct, or stay home without pay until you do, or until it’s no longer required.

    So, not sacked, but no money.


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  66. Is anyone actually taking on mandated vax in any court in Australia?

    Asking for a friend.

    It isn’t law for society in general yet. Not from the reference material for NSW.


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  67. Arkysays:
    October 4, 2021 at 1:24 pm
    If one were to make a turducken out of the current crop, where would you start?
    Would you insert Beresjerklian into Andrews, then Andrews into Morrison?
    Probably Morrison first, because there are no bones to remove.

    Ones got one, the other two are.


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  68. That Josays:

    October 4, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    My friend has just been told, get vaxxed by 15th Oct, or stay home without pay until you do, or until it’s no longer required.

    So, not sacked, but no money.

    Ah, yes.
    To all intents and purposes, sacked.
    Look up “constructive dismissal”.


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  69. When I asked Makka he went ‘harrumph, well, everyone says so’ so I’d be obliged if you could do this.

    No he didn’t shithead. I’m not the arse kissing kind like you, glomming onto a pile on to be cool with the gurls. Makka rubbed your nose in your smarmy bullshit and reiterated observations of your backhanded admiration for the lousy cop bastards who if only they were led properly would be just A ok. Running defence.

    And while I disagree with stix at times, he has you pegged perfectly. Your a cop loving loser , a wannabe, who gets all aroused at the thought of being permitted to pull on the armour, wear the predator patch and use the truncheon. A loser indeed.


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  70. In first world problems, the rugby codes are going through their own scandals.
    League – cocaine use and police arrest of players has skyrocketed since the end of the regular season.
    Union – South Africa (who beat the All Blacks last night) have extended their on-field abuse of referees, this time by a waterboy.

    Normally I’d be up in arms but in the wider context of Australia’s decline into military law…….


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  71. Plasmamorter @ 12:06

    Also, the only reason anyone should really have to get vaccinated is if they are concerned about covid itself.

    As some have stated they are getting it purely for health reasons. Fine.

    If that’s the case then in my opinion though that’s where it ends.

    Morally you can’t go using it for “privileges” because there’s nothing moral about the fostering of a two tier society.


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  72. I don’t use these guys but they send me stuff from time to time. Yeah, it’s marketing type material but, this is an interesting take on China’s current financial state and possibilities for where they (and we!) are headed.

    https://nucleuswealth.com/articles/evergrande-dont-mistake-the-symptom-for-the-cause/?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=october_2021_fortnightly_new_portal

    Transition away from a real estate centric economy is a good thing for China! But the transition will be difficult.

    This is their fourth attempt in the past dozen years, having lost their nerve on three prior occasions. Odds are that China will lose their nerve again. But, maybe they won’t this time. And more importantly, if they will push things at least as far as we saw in 2015 before relenting then commodity prices have got a lot more downside.



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  73. rosie says:
    October 4, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Another one of those pesky freedoms
    liberty demands the state respect religion …

    … that rosie knows we no longer have, but relies on people trusting her shallow words enough to not click & see she’s mocking those already lost freedoms –

    “While the commonwealth government […] and the Victorian government, in particular, no longer supports freedom of religion […] ”

    Yeah, rosie merely has to keep lulling lukewarm Christians back to sleep while the raving wolves keep breeding up and storming on.

    “The recent decision by the Victorian government to mandate only fully vaccinated worshipers can attend religious services is a direct attack on people of faith not wanting to be vaccinated.”

    But rosie doesn’t care.

    rosie gets to see her grandkids and knows she won’t be pinged for breaking mandates while she goes about her cafe frequenting life.

    Funny how they’re just some of the perks of Selling Jabs, 24/7.


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  74. The missus and I have been looking at the Atherton area to get away from the madness in Vic. I’m wondering what will happen in Qld when (not if) the what seems to be rather infectious current strain of wuflu gets to Qld. Will their idiot premier do a Dan and lock everyone up and institute the same drive for the ‘vaccines’? If not how will she react and what will she do. No sense moving if we only end up in a similar situation.


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  75. sfwsays:
    October 4, 2021 at 2:20 pm
    The missus and I have been looking at the Atherton area to get away from the madness in Vic. I’m wondering what will happen in Qld when (not if) the what seems to be rather infectious current strain of wuflu gets to Qld. Will their idiot premier do a Dan and lock everyone up and institute the same drive for the ‘vaccines’? If not how will she react and what will she do. No sense moving if we only end up in a similar situation.

    It is inevitable that Paleochook will emulate the madness.


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  76. Will their idiot premier do a Dan and lock everyone up and institute the same drive for the ‘vaccines’? </blockquote

    Anything's possible. But Atherton would be a great place to weather the storm.


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  77. Just had first call from HR advising that they won’t be able to provide any feedback on my letter until Dickhead Dan issues his formal instruction.

    My parting statement to HR: Company needs to decide whether or not it is going to participate in the greatest human rights violation in Australian history without so much as a comment.


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  78. Rogersays:
    October 4, 2021 at 1:41 pm
    Why is punching down on Catholics given a pass?

    The New Puritans are aghast that a Papist will be premier.

    Yet they are totally relaxed about TaliDan.

    Oh, sorry, whatever he claims to be, he is no Papist!


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  79. What? Dan’s no control freak. His wife was driving. Honest!

    feelthebernsays:
    October 4, 2021 at 3:22 pm
    Someone is flooding TikTok with the Andrews car accident story.



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  80. In a world of poetic justice he’d die of a jab-caused clot. A very painful one.

    Do you seriously think these people get the real one? No way on earth they would expose themselves to what they’re forcing onto others. If they get an injection at all it would be saline. Bet on it.


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  81. It’s strange how things work out. In his previous job before entering politics, Scott Morrison was working to encourage tourists to visit Australia.

    Now he’s doing all he can to destroy Australia’s image overseas to encourage the tourists to go elsewhere.


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  82. Would my refusing to use a vax passport, in and of itself, help anyone else?

    It would help not just others but you yourself too. Obviously, it’s a question of numbers, but there’s no way of really getting our lives back without knocking this on the head and the only way to do that is to refuse to participate. Just look at Israel if you want to know the consequences of such a passport system. Compliance brings nothing but further demands, for vaxxed and unvaxxed alike.


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  83. Wally Dalí says:
    October 4, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Notes for the observant-
    If a “nurse” is trotted out at a press conference, and she is inexplicably dressed for a shift, she’s a plant, and there’s probably nothing to worry about. Parading these trumped-up taliswomans will devalue the trust in the brand, and I’ve got no doubt that a few working proles are very sh!tty about this sort of stunt.
    Likewise, the TV doctor, with a white frock coat and stethoscope around the neck, is trying to sell you something. […]

    🙂 like the, ‘Scottish Brunette in rectangular glasses & a Lab Coat’ … telling you to …

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

    … so many Baddies … 😉


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  84. rickwsays:

    October 4, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Just had first call from HR advising that they won’t be able to provide any feedback on my letter until Dickhead Dan issues his formal instruction.

    Is this not a good thing (in a way)?
    This means that the corporate legal advice is, don’t do anything without statutory or regulatory cover.
    Which Dan doesn’t want to do because it will be on shaky legal grounds.
    He wanted to bluff employers into jumping in feet first.
    FMD, they have basically admitted in NSW that vax mandates for employment are a minefield.


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  85. On the shit which are EVs:

    REALITY CHECK: At a neighborhood BBQ I was talking to a neighbor, a BC Hydro Executive. I asked him how that renewable thing was doing. He laughed, then got serious
    “If you really intend to adopt electric vehicles, you have to face certain realities.” “For example, a home charging system for a Tesla requires 75 amp service. The average house is equipped with 100 amp service. On our small street (approximately 25 homes), the electrical infrastructure would be unable to carry more than three houses with a single Tesla each. For even half the homes to have electric vehicles, the system would be wildly over-loaded.
    This is the elephant in the room with electric vehicles. Our residential infrastructure cannot bear the load.”
    So, as our genius elected officials promote this nonsense, not only are we being urged to buy these things and replace our reliable, cheap generating systems with expensive new windmills and solar cells, but we will also have to renovate our entire delivery system! This later “investment” will not be revealed until we’re so far down this dead end road that it will be presented with an ‘OOPS…!’ and a shrug.
    Eric test drove the Chevy Volt at the invitation of General Motors and he writes, “For four days in a row, the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine.” Eric calculated the car got 30 mpg including the 25 miles it ran on the battery. So, the range including the 9-gallon gas tank and the 16 kwh battery is approximately 270 miles.
    It will take you 4.5 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10 hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14.5 hours. In a typical road trip your average speed (including charging time) would be 20 mph.
    According to General Motors, the Volt battery holds 16 kwh of electricity. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a drained battery. The cost for the electricity to charge the Volt is never mentioned, so I looked up what I pay for electricity.
    I pay approximately (it varies with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kwh. 16 kwh x $1.16 per kwh = $18.56 to charge the battery. $18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the battery. Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine that gets only 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32 Mpg = $0.10 per mile.
    The gasoline powered car costs about $25,000 while the Volt costs $46,000 plus. So the Government wants us to pay twice as much for a car, that costs more than seven times as much to run, and takes three times longer to drive across the country.
    WAKE UP NORTH AMERICA!!!!!!! (and Australia)….copied from John Koth



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  86. Srr telling lies about me again?
    That’s different that’s unusual.
    I see one grandchild in Melbourne by following the lockdown rules.
    I saw the one in Queensland by following the rules but have done so for several months because of border closures.


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  87. Did you just refer to yourself there?
    Are you egg_?

    With so many name changes and newbies coming in it’s hard to keep up with who is who.

    I hope that ‘Pat’, who appeared last night being tested for brain blood clots, is OK.
    Hope he/she comes back in to tell us more. May or may not be vaxx-related.


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  88. This is the elephant in the room with electric vehicles. Our residential infrastructure cannot bear the load.”

    So another NBN sort of fiasco will be born to rectify the situation once EV’s are widespread.

    Then they will discover that they don’t have enough electricity anyway.

    No politician ever thinks ahead. Not in their DNA.
    Nor do they read anything, let alone anything scientific.


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  89. calli:
    If introducing potentially harmful substances into a child’s body is considered child abuse, then that action should be stopped. In this case, however, the parents are in lockstep with the State and get a free pass

    If parents are in lockstep with the State, it must be because they think it a good thing, but why is that? In almost every aspect of life and for decades, Australian adults have been encouraged to listen to the State’s advice. A quick review of just one government website – NSW Health – illustrates the way in which the individual’s decision making can be nudged in certain ways without it would seem much pushback and just by offering up some information easily accessed. By now there are a couple of generations who’ve been brought up to take a look on-line whenever there is a question to answer.

    While I’m not suggesting that all government information should be viewed as being suspect – I’m sure that information on quitting smoking, environmental health and ending HIV, and alcohol and other drug decisions – some of the subjects covered by NSW Health under Awareness and prevention and Improving your health, – do provide some interesting information, as do the areas of immunisation, emergency health, sexual health, healthy built environments, oral health and ending HIV. You could say the gamut of health matters, no doubt all with links, can be found conveniently for all who need it. In fact, why go anywhere else if the subject matter appears to be straightforward?

    But this is the problem: the State is not only the author of what is being “nudged,” it is the chief “nudger” as well.

    Greg Hunt held a press conference earlier today spruiking the numbers of jabbed Australians. As he was talking I was thinking why isn’t he concerned about the many adverse reactions and possible/probable deaths from the vaccines; how could he continue to encourage people to get jabbed, including the 12+ age group, of which he said his own son was “immunised” last week?

    So what we’re seeing is that the huge State investment in information provision and “nudging” has actually paid off: if the State provides all the detail in one place why go anywhere else? We’re at a stage where most people believe what the State tells them. (It’s a bit like watching 60 Minutes once a week when it was “a thing” – or in the “Old Days” checking out 4Corners – and thinking you’ve caught up with current affairs).

    And in the case of immunisation, the country has had a robust (meaning widespread and very well supported) system for generations – who wouldn’t support it? For Hunt, like for so many other parents, if he didn’t actually believe what the health authorities were telling him about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, then his decision about his own son’s health would be unbelievably shocking.


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  90. I saw Smit interviewed on Outsiders. Impressive. Steely determination but with an almost surreal calmness and self control.
    Despite the banana republic outrages committed against her, she spoke only in legal and freedom terms and with a complete lack of emotion. (In every way the opposite to me).
    She was respectful when discussing the prison staff. The most that she said about plod was that they carefully followed protocol.
    She was obviously contemptuous of the corrupt prosecution service but the most that she said was that their demands were impossible to accept.
    The Mong has created a formidabe enemy with this woman but is no doubt too arrogant to realise it. This is no pregnant suburbanite being harassed by thug coppers. Smit ain’t going away.
    I need to join yet another political party to help her get above the Uniparty corrupt membership dictates. We all should do so.


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  91. Ah, yes.
    To all intents and purposes, sacked.
    Look up “constructive dismissal”.

    Yep. Even Gargooglery MD QC shouldn’t have a problem there. Maybe front up and get turned away just to be sure.


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  92. MatrixTransformsays:
    October 4, 2021 at 6:15 pm
    Others disagree …

    I’ve never read such complete gibberish before in my life.

    … stupider than a Dan Brown book

    Good to know I have 2 trolls here.


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  93. cohenitesays:
    October 4, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    Your subject for your next guest spot on the wireless?

    Nah, I had to take to task a paid activist who gets on and today he let the mask of bon homie slip and spoke about the things we’ll have to give up to protect mother Earth.


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  94. Good to know I have 2 trolls here.

    Aren’t you the guy that came on all scientifical a few weeks back?

    being all doctorish?
    the bong smoker?
    and now, some gibberish link that you post makes you a sustainable energy guru?

    you don’t have trolls ya mong, you have an audience

    we’re like the cops watching some paralytic punter after the pub’s closed trying to get his car-key in the door.

    no need to panic … piss-funny

    hey Sarg, fuck off, I’m still you-tubing this


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  95. MatrixTransformsays:
    October 4, 2021 at 11:21 pm
    Good to know I have 2 trolls here.

    Aren’t you the guy that came on all scientifical a few weeks back?

    being all doctorish?
    the bong smoker?
    and now, some gibberish link that you post makes you a sustainable energy guru?

    you don’t have trolls ya mong, you have an audience

    we’re like the cops watching some paralytic punter after the pub’s closed trying to get his car-key in the door.

    no need to panic … piss-funny

    hey Sarg, fuck off, I’m still you-tubing this

    You are an ultracrepidarian troll with too many straw man arguments.


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