3,121 thoughts on “Open Thread- Mon 11 Oct 2021”

  1. areff at 6:00

    Meanwhile, below is an argument for selling off the vehicles, taking up sister’s off to adopt Elsie, Scourge of Mice, and … (gulp) … even getting jabbed to enable the escape via any airline but Qantas. Notice the price. You can’t buy a fifth of a Brighton beach box for that money.

    2 Bedrooms Apartment for sale in Chiusi [394155] | Gate-away®

    Siena is beautiful.
    You’d probably find further south even cheaper than Tuscany.
    Puglia (the heel of the boot) is also nice, and they seem to be less world-weary when it comes to outsiders.
    We would love to do it, at least temporarily, but we have the same “Elsie problem”.
    Mrs Panzer will not be leaving the hounds behind.


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  2. Hollyweird film set crews will launch their biggest strike since the 1940s next week

    I’m amused that movie critics are totally Gramsci-ized.

    Currently [Dave] Chappelle’s The Closer critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes sits at 43 percent, earning it the dreaded green splatter. However, it’s at an overwhelming 96 percent on the audience meter. On the flip side, the new Disney Plus documentary on Dr. Anthony Fauci, which explores the personal side of the controversial figure, has a certified 91 percent approval rating from critics and a mere 2 percent from audiences.

    Rotten Tomatoes hid the Fauci! audience ratings for quite a few weeks, refusing to disclose them. Sounds like they’ve now been forced to. Two percent? Ouch.

    ROTTEN TOMATOES AND THE CULTURAL GAP BETWEEN CRITICS AND AUDIENCES (Instapundit, 14 Oct)


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  3. MiltonF:

    We must never forget and forgive those who have done this to us.
    With hindsight I think the actions of the political class since 1974 showed that they were perfectly capable of doing what they did in the last 18 months. My view is that political class has become much more pronounced, cut off, exclusive, contemptuous of the demos and arrogant over the last 20 years.

    Quite correct, MF. But we also need to remember that this couldn’t have worked had a large part of the population not taken the easy way out and succumbed to their irrational fears.
    There is no point in getting rid of the political class if their cheer squad in the general population doesn’t learn a damn thing.
    No, the damage must become more obvious and must hurt more so people remember the lesson.


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  4. “Net zero? Yeah sure. But dependent upon a nuclear power mix of at least 50%, which I will put to a referendum next year”. No nukes = no net zero. France, the USA and the UK could hardly object.”

    Just as with accepting the Covid jabs regardless of our personal inclinations, we are now being pushed into a nuclear power solution, because it is the only one for this country given that the West has gone into one of its occasional collective madnesses (think First World War and Covid especially). This is the climate cult, modelled on Covid terrorism. The climate cult is unlikely to completely disappear within the space of my lifetime left as its hypothesis is completely unfalsifiable and very open to scare-mongering from rent seekers.

    So where does this leave this nation, given that Morrison had done a deal he will not tell us about and is thoroughly intent on sellilng it politically? Labor is already on board.

    As long as we can continue to sell our high-demand coal internationally and return to some local steel making capacity ourselves, plus getting better some oil storage capacity, I can live with the nuclear solution I fully expect to emerge soon, even though I would not chose it if offered any alternative. I think it is unnecessary given the very low CO2 warming effect and that coal and gas would be plenty good enough for us, but as with Covid (a real threat in some ways due to Fauci’s ‘gain of function’), the push is on. The minority of the population who can see through this climate scam will not be heard and is unlikely to win anytime soon, or soon enough.

    As for the House of Windsor, it is bending with the wind, but losing loyalty.
    It will fade into obscurity and eventually be dumped. Sad for Elizabeth 11, loyal figurehead.

    Re the Covid death figures, Mater is on the right track trying to disaggregate them by age and comorbidity and Sancho’s idea of seeking any further unusual explanatory correlation with the existing death data is a good one too. I suspect that epidemiologists with easier access to the data than the general population are already doing this. But withholding of data for political expediency is also probably going on, and Ridd-like threats to academic epidemiologists who wish to speak out are doubtless also happening.

    We are living through very troubled times.


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  5. That said re the vaxx, I still hold the position that the scare tactics re the vaxx have also been extreme. Where I can I prefer to be objectively data-based in my opinion. It’s hard sometimes though given the politics of the times.


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  6. Chris Kenny had Tom Switzer from The Centre of Independent Studies on tonight. Switzer has joined the Liberal Democrats….another refugee from the Liberal party of Australia.

    I suspect if Bob Menzies was alive today, he’d also join the exodus.


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  7. I suspect that epidemiologists with easier access to the data than the general population are already doing this. 

    I thought I saw something on the Vicco DHHS site one day about getting data for research purposes.
    I reckon if you applied as a year ten student saying you were doing a project on how fantastically well Perfesser Slugger has handled it all, you might be a chance to get a look in.


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  8. He loved it as did I. Unfortunately when using for work it would get out of tune.

    P., this attribute can be attributed to the headstock design, which means the G and D strings diverge from the nut to the tuning peg too sharply, thus going out of tune easily.

    Leo Fender inadvertently solved this problem with his straight through headstock design.

    For those who didn’t like Fender’s solution aesthetically, Paul Reed Smith later developed a modification of the three tuning pegs to each side design which eliminated Gibson’s tuning issues.

    Gibson hasn’t adopted it because people keep buying their guitars anyway.

    I realise this is all academic now, but there it is.

    Needless to say, after developing my chops, such as they are, on a Gibson, I’ve settled on a Paul Reed Smith guitar.


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  9. DoverBeach:

    Twostix is right. A lot of nasty plans waiting for just this scenario are being pulled out of office draws and are being inflicted on the public on the back of 18 months of persistent COVID porn that has many, many people anxious and afraid and willing to tolerate almost anything for ‘safety’.

    There’s a group of people who are very vulnerable to government coercion. The OAP.
    I wonder how long before there is a “core” sequestration of the OAP to nudge us into getting the “vaxxine”.


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  10. From Ace, second point on Victoria:

    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=395998

    Serious question to legal Cats or inclined that way? Would any legislation now passed with less than 4 votes now be subject to possible overturn or even injunction (Such as extension of Emergency Powers) in the Courts due to them being locked out of Parliament?

    If not wow I believe we are now in 1930’s Germany territory as I think it was Gab as described today…


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  11. I agree Siena is very beautiful, though the streets are steep, my only query would be whether the weather might be better further south.
    I’ve long wanted to try living a year at least in Spain or Italy but family responsibilities make that seem very unlikely now.


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  12. Knuckle Draggersays:
    October 15, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    The Ken starts rattling off, The Rules, at the working family man, including, ‘Masks MUST be worn outside!’

    Did you berate him at all for bullying this family, as you walked past? As a free breathing Australian lady?

    If not, why not?

    Did you pay attention to all the details, or do you continue to only scan my posts for something to twist & spit at?

    We sane people ALL ignored the Ken.
    The Man of The Family was a good, calm man who his family obviously trusted to do right.
    Doing right was ignoring the idiot and getting his family safely away without escalating an obnoxious rant into something worse, ESPECIALLY with a VERY Pregnant wife to consider.

    What could my butting into something being well handled do, besides make matters worse.

    Any ex-copper worth his salt should know this.

    But then, you do seem to like the ‘ladies’ who make men fight over them; traded your copper’s uniform for a virtual white knight’s tin suit.


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  13. There’s something ineffably sad about you guys constructing constitutions for a new improved Australia.

    How, pray, are you going to get there from here? Anyway, you’ve none of you addressing the crucial issue of how do you stop mass insanity? If a large fraction of the population are off their chumps, no existing institution nor any proposed will be effective in restraining them.


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  14. If a large fraction of the population are off their chumps, no existing institution nor any proposed will be effective in restraining them.

    A large fraction of the populous are off their rocker due to lies told in public.
    That’s your starting point. Prevent lies being told in public.
    How you do that, I have no idea.


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  15. Eric Metaxas: The Golden Triangle of Freedom
    May 19, 2021 David Read

    Below is Eric Metaxas preaching at a the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia. The topic is religious liberty—and not just religious liberty but liberty generally. Metaxas’ thesis, explored in greater detail in his book, “If you can Keep it,” is that liberty is dependent upon virtue, and virtue is dependent upon religious faith and religious faith is dependent upon freedom:

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    The framers of the constitution of 1787 were acutely aware that the government they were designing was dependent upon a virtuous citizenry. There was general consent to the truth that only a virtuous people can self-govern adequately to remove the need for constant supervision; hence the whole project of limited government, small, unobtrusive government, a government of laws but not of men, is dependent upon a virtuous citizenry. John Adams famously said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

    Likewise, there was general agreement that the virtuous citizenry comes from religious faith. Metaxas tells the story of George Whitefield (pronounced Whitfield), a celebrity evangelist who, as Metaxas describes him, made Billy Graham and the Apostle Paul “look like lazy agnostics.” In a time when crossing the Atlantic was a perilous journey, Whitefield made thirteen trips to America, preaching up and down the colonies, usually delivering three or four sermon a day. It is estimated that 75% of the colonists heard Whitefield preach at least once in their lives. His preaching gave rise in the 1730s and 40s to what has been called the First Great Awakening.

    Benjamin Franklin, though of Quaker background and not someone who could be described as a conventional Christian, became friends with Whitefield and heard him preach several times. Franklin at first thought it was nonsense, but then verified that Whitefield could, without any modern means of amplification, preach to, and make himself heard by, 30,000 people in an outdoor setting. More importantly, Ben Franklin saw that virtue followed in the wake of the Great Awakening: crime went down, drunkenness went down, what we would now call domestic abuse when down, people worked harder, paid their debts, provided for their loved ones, built churches with their own funds, and helped their neighbors. He saw that a Christian people could be a free, self-governing people.

    According to James Madison’s notes, on June 28, 1787, when the delegates to the constitutional convention were hung up over the question of congressional representation, Franklin proposed that each day’s session begin with prayer, to be offered by a succession of local ministers. The delegates never voted on Franklin’s proposal—the main objection was that the convention did not have funds to pay honoraria to the local pastors—but it is evidence of Franklin’s decades-old conviction regarding the efficacy of religious belief in aiding self-government in civil society.

    The story of Franklin’s failed motion for prayer actually leads into Metaxas’ next important point: having an official, tax-subsidized minister to come out and deliver a formal civic prayer will not do anything to raise the moral tone of society. In order for religion to make believers more virtuous and moral, and hence better citizens, it must be free and voluntary. Established religion does not work. If your country has an established religion—Metaxas’ example, since his father is Greek, was the Greek Orthodox Church—it does not actually mean that everyone in Greece is Greek Orthodox. To the contrary, it really means almost no one is. Almost everyone is nominally Greek Orthodox, but very few are actually converted to a personal faith in Jesus Christ, the kind of faith that brings about moral regeneration and a changed life. Established religion blends with civic and political life, becomes formal and dead, and loses it power to change lives for the better. Look at the established churches of Europe if you need any proof of that.

    There is much more in this sermon, which is not just one of the best sermons on religious and civic liberty I have ever heard, but one of the best sermons, period. It is well worth an hour of your time.
    [Video]
    https://www.fulcrum7.com/apologetics/2021/5/19/eric-metaxas-the-golden-triangle-of-liberty


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  16. Unfortunately, I don’t have any truly dastardly forebears (a few Labor stalwarts).
    But I do have a defrocked Irish priest. The defrocked bit doesn’t concern me, but Irish – pleeeeese!
    Turns out he became attracted to the defrocking bit having two families in Oz and one in South Africa all 0f whom he deserted without risking even the 19th Century Family Court system. He finished up with a lady of means in Hertfordshire who, when she died left him a fair stash which he distributed to his tribe of kids, all girls. Family research reveals considerable bad grace on the part of the recipients, but the money was accepted.
    That is what I like about my tribe – hypocrits all. We would make great pollies but that involves effort.


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  17. Winston Smith says:
    October 15, 2021 at 8:18 pm
    There’s a group of people who are very vulnerable to government coercion. The OAP.
    I wonder how long before there is a “core” sequestration of the OAP to nudge us into getting the “vaxxine”.

    There’s probably a few of them who would rather go out fighting than get put down like some old mangy dog.


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  18. rosiesays:

    October 15, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    I agree Siena is very beautiful, though the streets are steep, my only query would be whether the weather might be better further south.

    I haven’t been south in high summer. Might be pretty hot.
    What I was thinking when I said “cheaper” was that you might even get something near the sea down south for the same money as something less salubrious in Tuscany.
    Tuscan towns built on hills for defensive purposes in the middle ages can be hard on the knees.


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  19. Roger, my husband was a big Les Paul fan. He had a 4-channel recorder and later an 8-channel. I still have them.

    I still have an LP of Les Paul and Mary Ford that reminds me of those days.

    I gave his ES 355 TD to our eldest grandson who is now in his first year at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.


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  20. Siena is a breeze on the knees compared to Peguria.
    Possibly true about high summer sancho but that is the beauty of Europe, it’s easier to skip somewhere more compatible if you want.
    Wasn’t a village somewhere in Italy offering free houses for anyone prepared to move there?


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  21. the crucial issue of how do you stop mass insanity?

    I have recent anecdotal evidence that some are opening their eyes.

    when the powerful are threatening to destroy your brothers, parents, children and friends there is a limit to how long your eyes can stay closed.


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  22. This is what the “vaccines” are meant to do – they’re shoving it in our faces and still the feeble-minded can’t fucking see it….

    No vaxes in DRC apparently. My guess is that most of Africa would be like this.


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  23. DrBeauGansays:
    October 15, 2021 at 8:25 pm
    There’s something ineffably sad about you guys constructing constitutions for a new improved Australia.

    How, pray, are you going to get there from here? Anyway, you’ve none of you addressing the crucial issue of how do you stop mass insanity? If a large fraction of the population are off their chumps, no existing institution nor any proposed will be effective in restraining them.

    Our plan is to come up with an agreed scheme, and then “elect” you as our ever eloquent leader to mount the ultimately successful campaign for change. So you need to start reading the ideas so you can come up with a coherent campaign plan.


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  24. Australians don’t deserve human rights – Tim Pool

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty4cvhgEXIo

    Oct 15, 2021
    Discernable

    22.2K subscribers
    Australians are being repeatedly asked to ‘do the right thing’. But how do you know what the ‘right thing’ is?

    If you believe our politicians – it’s whatever they say it is. If you ask a public health expert – the answer is inevitably ‘lockdown and eliminate’.

    It’s time to ask deeper questions like ‘what makes something ethical?’ so that we can make judgements for ourselves. Otherwise we are perpetually at the mercy of whatever bias those in power hold.

    Come and explore the philosophy of ethics, where we will explore not WHAT to think, but HOW to think.

    Register at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/learnethics/register


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  25. 457 visa holders have been admitted to Australia on dodgy travel and work documents.

    If true, these businesses should should be booted from the 457 visa program & fined.


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  26. Bill Clinton in hospital with blood infection
    Debbie White
    Friday October 15 2021, 7.30am BST, The Times
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    Bill Clinton is “on the mend” after spending several days in hospital with a non-Covid infection, a spokesman has said.

    Angel Urena tweeted that the former US president, who is 75, was admitted to the University of California, Irvine Medical Centre, a leading research hospital in Orange County, on Tuesday night.

    Urena added: “He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff providing him with excellent care.”

    CNN reported that a urinary tract infection had spread to Clinton’s bloodstream.

    Dr Alpesh Amin and Dr Lisa Bardack, his doctors at the hospital, said: “He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV [intravenous] antibiotics and fluids.

    Wonder if Monica sent a card?


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  27. Not sure what it is in Kampuchean.

    Poor ol’ Pol Dot might be able to enlighten us … ?

    Bring me a blonde 20 year old Britpop singer with good teeth.

    As a start. She better like mudpack.

    Look, that’s all I know about Cambodia.


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  28. srrsays:
    October 15, 2021 at 8:32 pm
    Eric Metaxas: The Golden Triangle of Freedom
    May 19, 2021 David Read

    Metaxas is the author of a very good biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.


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  29. The reason why there are so few visa fraud issues involving China is because Australia & China co-operate.
    China effectively has a national identity number for each citizen.
    That’s attached to your passport & any visa’s you apply for.
    When Australia is checking all that, the ecosystem is expansive.
    Good luck getting that level of co-operation from Nepal or Sri Lanka.


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  30. No vaxes in DRC apparently. My guess is that most of Africa would be like this.

    Ooooh.
    You might need some vaxes if you are thinking about DRC!


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  31. Boambee Johnsays:
    October 15, 2021 at 8:53 pm
    srrsays:
    October 15, 2021 at 8:32 pm
    Eric Metaxas: The Golden Triangle of Freedom
    May 19, 2021 David Read

    Metaxas is the author of a very good biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
    ***
    Yes, for me, Eric Metaxas is like John Lennox; they’ve both done so much outstanding work, I find it hard to stop posting them when I start.


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  32. Michael Malice was on one of Glenn Beck’s shows this week.
    On his Locals, Malice reckons he took Beck from being sceptical about a national divorce at the start of the show to being more enthusiastic than Malice by the end.
    I don’t think the nuances of Malice’s view will be understood by the Glenn Beck crowd.


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  33. What Bonhoeffer Would Do Today – Eric Metaxas – Sean Feucht

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMkaKfDf_8g

    Hold The Line is a movement focused on engaging with the church and young people across the country to inform, educate, and inspire the next generation of leaders to take a stand for what is right. Hold The Line Podcast tackles the issues facing our nation today, as well as issues that may impact life tomorrow and for years to come.

    The Hold The Line Podcast is hosted by Sean Feucht, a missionary, artist, speaker, author, and activist. Sean’s heart is to see the next generation of leaders stand strong and stand tall. Sean will be joined by political leaders, religious leaders, as well as activists making a difference in our nation!


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  34. Our plan is to come up with an agreed scheme, and then “elect” you as our ever eloquent leader to mount the ultimately successful campaign for change.

    No thanks. Don’t want to have power over people. I’m not sure that power corrupts, it may be that only the corrupt want it, but I’m not prepared to take the chance.


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  35. calli says:
    October 15, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    People need to wake up. I spent the last three hours impressing upon family the two tiered society we are sleepwalking into. They were more concerned with haircuts.

    Someone here quite correctly said that ours is now a three tiered society. The Brahmins here are the politicians, judges, court officials, and Federal public serpents who aren’t subjected to mandatory vaxxing. Their numbers include the celebrities, footballers, and sundry other Very Important People who can fly in and out of Australia at will (e.g., Rudd & Turnbull).

    The second class are the worker drones who obediently took the vaxx, even took it twice, but still can’t go anywhere. I’m sure they can go somewhere when they take the mandatory booster shot(s), I really really promise.

    Then there are the Untouchables, the diseased, unclean non-vaxxers. Dreadful people those ones, contagious lepers I’m sure, someone should lock them up in a camp somewhere.


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  36. Getting back to the Saxe-Coburg Gothas, they’re very keen to slag off about ‘the planet’ but I did not hear one of them defending Britain, British Values or British Heritage during the Marxist BLM assault. Aren’t they meant to be the embodiment Britain, British Values and British Heritage? Trash and traitors the lot of them. Fuck off Royals.


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  37. Milts – it’s over.

    Prince Tampon the Eleventyth is an irredeemable inbred imbecile utterly incapable of onwardly purveying the name of the Saxe Coburg-Gothas.

    Not that this is any kind of consolation for those of us that might (accidentally) be subject to his increasingly bizarre whims …

    HOP Time becomes them, I tells ya! 🙂


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  38. Getting back to the Saxe-Coburg Gothas, they’re very keen to slag off about ‘the planet’ but I did not hear one of them defending Britain, British Values or British Heritage during the Marxist BLM assault. Aren’t they meant to be the embodiment Britain, British Values and British Heritage? Trash and traitors the lot of them.

    Their job is to neither defend nor promote anything which is even vaguely the subject of political debate. Something EIIR has managed magnificently during her time.

    And something, it appears, her successor (for there will surely only be one) is determined to ignore.

    Interested parties are referred to the third series of the (original, incomparable, UK) series of House of Cards… To Play the King… to see how political involvement will likely turn out.


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  39. Bruce – you are a sensible man – dark haired goils, blonde goils, you just enjoy and savour the differences, superficial as they might be.

    When you behold a beautiful young woman, you are experiencing a fundamental loss of control, even if it’s only a seemingly temporary feeling.

    They were put on this planet to tempt us. 🙂


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  40. The fact that 200 died within two weeks of receiving a vax is not, in and of itself, evidence of anything. Does it warrant further investigation in cases where there is no other clear and apparent cause of death? Absolutely.

    you know what, I’m taking my dickless upvote back.

    Why are 200 people in the DAEN database instead of the I-don’t know-why-Im-dead database?

    …seems a little coincidental


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  41. srr, aka Tabby, at 8.20:

    What could my butting into something being well handled do, besides make matters worse.

    So you’re just happy to bark from the back of the ute. Got it. No standing, fighting and if necessary falling, let alone rattling spray cans for you.

    But then, you do seem to like the ‘ladies’ who make men fight over them

    Like I’d punch on over a chick. Pfft. If you could explain this unusual and weird comment, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Tabby.


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  42. Speaking of chicks, not a bad selection at the rubbidy this evening, and a gorilla in the kick from the punt to boot.

    Left as the general vibe in the joint started to turn. As one does.


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  43. So you’re just happy to bark from the back of the ute. Got it. No standing, fighting and if necessary falling, let alone rattling spray cans for you.

    I think that packs references to four impotent revolutionary urgers into one paragraph.
    Solid.
    8/10.


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  44. Fenders, violins, cellos, trumpets, everything! For 12 minutes.

    A National* for 13 minutes.

    All those guys are awesome. Saw the latter live at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Even in the cheap seats the audio was like a knife through ice.

    * Ok yes he switches to Fender halfway. Go figure.

    (You won’t get that half hour back.)


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  45. Daily Mail. “Sorry about that…”

    Kenyan mob LYNCH ‘bloodthirsty vampire’ child-killer after he escaped from prison

    Police in Kenya say angry locals killed a man, 20, accused of killing 10 children
    Masten Milimo Wanjala was on the run after having escaped prison Wednesday
    He had been due to appear in court yesterday but went missing during roll call
    Three officers on duty at the time of his escape have now been arrested
    The 20-year-old was arrested in Nairobi in July after two bodies were found
    He confessed to killing the children, and eight others, in a five-year killing spree



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  46. Living in the Apple Isle, myself and my wife have lived a false existence outside of the utter idiocy that has prevailed regarding the COVID 19 hysteria in Australia. I knew the prevailing psychosis would eventually migrate here, and so it has, as of 6.00pm this evening. Gutwein couldn’t resist, and hence I’m legally compelled to wear a totally useless rag on my face to walk my dog in numerous places where I never, repeat never, see one living soul.

    I’ve encountered various people this afternoon who have clapped their hands with glee that Gutwein has effectively placed them under house arrest. Their cognitive dissonance regarding what this actually means to our society is breathtaking to behold. The average person within Australia simply has no idea what a “liberal” democracy is. They have no understanding on the principle of inalienable rights, and they eagerly doff their cap at the first tyrant that acquaints their existence.

    Exhibit 1 : Thankfully a large proportion have been vaxxed. Answer; hmmm, the vaxxes are non sterilising, they do not confer immunity, nor do they prevent reinfection.
    Response; that’s not true. They are “vaccines”, and we’ve been assured that they’re safe and effective.
    Answer; Public Health England, Scotland, Israel, Iceland, Singapore, any many more would dispute your contention. Please check their data yourself.
    Response; you’re a conspiracy theorist.
    Exhibit 2 : We’re all going to die!
    Answer; ermh no, according to Ioannidis, only 0.15% will die on average, and even the WHO reckon that only 0.25% will die on average.
    Response; you’re a conspiracy theorist.
    Exhibit 3 : But what about herd immunity?
    Answer; the vaxxes are non sterilising, that is they do not prevent infection, nor prevent reinfection.
    Response; crickets

    I am utterly bemused. I never thought that I would live in a society that would openly accept tyranny. Unfortunately, the vast majority amongst us do accept tyranny, and I’m at a loss as to how this wide acceptance is counteracted. The “madness of crowds” prevails in our land, and we desperately need to find an antidote.


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  47. Just contemplate this mincer. Not Bailey Smith, the mullet-having Western Bulldogs bloke, but the other one (the Courier Mail):

    Police are investigating an alleged incident at a popular Gold Coast venue involving AFL superstar player Bailey Smith.

    The Courier Mail can reveal a formal complaint has been made to police after the alleged incident occurred outside the Burleigh Pavilion on the long weekend of the NRL Grand Final.

    It’s understood Smith, a star player for the Western Bulldogs with over 330,000 Instagram followers, has not yet spoken to police in relation to the matter.

    However a formal complaint has been made by a 22-year-old man.

    It is understood the man alleges he was pushed by Smith in the early hours of October 4.

    The horror. The horror.


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  48. From the “Australian.” And the legal system in this country wonders why no – one takes them seriously?

    Ben Roberts-Smith lawsuit now in limbo as SAS trial stays in Sydney

    Perry Duffin
    Court reporter
    @perryduffin1
    NCA NewsWire
    6:01PM October 15, 2021

    The defamation lawsuit of Ben Roberts-Smith will not leave Sydney despite the city‘s coronavirus outbreak forcing the high-profile case into indefinite hiatus.

    Mr Roberts-Smith is suing Nine newspapers over what he says are false allegations he murdered six prisoners in Afghanistan and is a domestic violence abuser.

    Nine says its stories are accurate.

    The long-running trial has heard from Mr Roberts-Smith and just a handful of other witnesses but was halted months ago as Delta brought Sydney to its knees.

    Now with the city on the verge of reopening, Justice Anthony Besanko was again asked to relocate the trial to South Australia.

    Mr Roberts-Smith’s legal team has pushed for the trial to leave Sydney for weeks saying it will be almost a year between his client giving evidence and his accusers.

    Some of the witnesses expected to speak against Mr Roberts-Smith include his former SAS comrades and squadmates from Western Australia.

    South Australia would allow the WA-based soldiers to give evidence in person in a highly secure courtroom and return to their home state with minimal fuss.

    They will not be able to travel to NSW in the near future, however, as the reclusive state attempts to hold back the inevitable Covid-19 outbreak for fears of what the virus will do to its lacklustre hospital system.

    But Justice Besanko refused to move the trial.

    He also declined to set a new date, concluding there was too much uncertainty to resume in November as initially planned.

    The future of the case is now unknown but if the virus subsides early next year the Justice will convene the court.

    Many of the WA-based soldiers are crucial for Nine’s case and are expected to say Mr Roberts-Smith ordered or oversaw the deaths of unarmed Afghans on top secret missions.

    But memories are fading and many of the traumatised veterans are fraying, the court has heard over the last few months.

    The extensive delays have come at a cost to Mr Roberts-Smith, his lawyers say, because Nine’s stories remain unchallenged.

    “The stress and humiliation cannot be underscored,” his barrister Arthur Moses SC said on Friday.



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  49. Sancho Panzer/Professor Higgins/Leigh Lowe says:
    October 15, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Reading your posts over the years shows you have a keen intellect.

    So why do most of your posts consist of smart-arse snide remarks?

    Australia is facing an existential crisis – your sensible contributions would be appreciated.


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  50. Living in the Apple Isle, myself and my wife have lived a false existence outside of the utter idiocy that has prevailed regarding the COVID 19 hysteria in Australia.

    I’m in WA and we’re not there yet, either. Life carries on largely unaffected. However, a sword of Damocles hangs over us. Our heroic premier will cheerfully outdo the sadism of Dan Andrews and enforce the mostest hardcorest lockdown ever!!! to show the eastern states how it’s done. Govern me harder, daddy!


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  51. Knuckle Draggersays:
    October 15, 2021 at 10:57 pm
    Speaking of chicks, not a bad selection at the rubbidy this evening, and a gorilla in the kick from the punt to boot.

    Left as the general vibe in the joint started to turn. As one does.

    Feel free to keep rubbing it into us Vics.
    You lucky, lucky bastard.


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  52. Our heroic premier will cheerfully outdo the sadism of Dan Andrews and enforce the mostest hardcorest lockdown ever!!!

    He’s got the support of most of the sheep..


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  53. Phil says: October 15, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    well, thanks for the warning Phil.

    After NT fell to the Armies of Mordor I was holding out for Tassie as a safe space.

    Looks like the only bastion of sanity left is SA


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  54. Fat Tony:
    This is a much better representation of the Deagel 2025 Forecast with footnotes.
    I’ve no idea of what it’s all about but sounds just a little crazy.
    The claim is that the US will have a financial crash in the next couple of years and the population will drop by roughly 180 million via deaths of the older generations and the younger ones migrating, due to the collapse of the service sector.
    *shrug*
    (The forecast was in 2017 and is for 2025.)


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  55. Rockdok:

    Serious question to legal Cats or inclined that way? Would any legislation now passed with less than 4 votes now be subject to possible overturn or even injunction (Such as extension of Emergency Powers) in the Courts due to them being locked out of Parliament?

    Does anyone know off hand just what is happening with the Parliaments of the States and Federal?
    How many are sitting or not allowed to because of the Covidmania?


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  56. Fat Tony:

    There’s a group of people who are very vulnerable to government coercion. The OAP.
    I wonder how long before there is a “core” sequestration of the OAP to nudge us into getting the “vaxxine”.

    There’s probably a few of them who would rather go out fighting than get put down like some old mangy dog.

    You have a point.


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  57. The US Navy will discharge all sailors refusing to take the Covid jab without an exemption.
    All active duty Navy personnel must be vaccinated by November 28 will be “discharged with no lower than a general discharge under honorable conditions.”
    The O’Biden/Harris administration is showing just how it will deal with people who don’t knuckle under.


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  58. “Mark from Melbournesays:
    October 15, 2021 at 10:10 pm
    Getting back to the Saxe-Coburg Gothas, they’re very keen to slag off about ‘the planet’ but I did not hear one of them defending Britain, British Values or British Heritage during the Marxist BLM assault. Aren’t they meant to be the embodiment Britain, British Values and British Heritage? Trash and traitors the lot of them.

    Their job is to neither defend nor promote anything which is even vaguely the subject of political debate. Something EIIR has managed magnificently during her time.

    And something, it appears, her successor (for there will surely only be one) is determined to ignore.

    Interested parties are referred to the third series of the (original, incomparable, UK) series of House of Cards… To Play the King… to see how political involvement will likely turn out.”
    ***
    🙂 –
    House of Cards, S02
    To Play the King – E 4
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x71s20w


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