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  1. From the Australian

    Cricket backflip: Quinton de Kock changes stance after T20 World Cup BLM kneeling furore

    Comments on this story have suddenly just gone down the memory hole…


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  2. Tim Blair in fine cutting form:

    Lisa Wilkinson’s new book filled with ‘make-believe’

    The TV host’s wayward new autobiography It Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This is part of a global woe-is-me movement featuring the wealthy, privileged and secure, writes Tim Blair.

    ‘All the world’s a stage,” according to some bloke called William Shakespeare.

    Maybe that’s why so many of us behave as actors, leading ridiculous make-believe lives full of fake and exaggerated drama.

    But more about Lisa Wilkinson later. First, consider Australia’s Covid over-reaction.

    Various state premiers and tyrannical chief health officers have been bad enough, yet their excesses have easily been matched by members of the public who delight in their own repression.

    For these types, no restrictions are too limiting and no lockdowns long enough.

    Father Rod Bower, the leftist Anglican who enjoyed brief fame some years ago thanks to a sequence of moralistic church signs, posted outside his Gosford Jesus shack following NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet’s relaxation of Covid rules: “#LetitripDom will kill us all.”

    A friend theorises that Australia’s Covid paranoia is driven by people who otherwise don’t have much going on in their lives and like pretending ours is a time of great distress and danger.

    Sounds about right. The same might apply to our climate change panic community.

    My own theory: the reason climate activists are so opposed to nuclear energy is because a nuclear-powered Australia, with a global climate emissions contribution of just 0.4 per cent or so, would leave them with nothing to cry about.

    They’d lose their cause. Then again, they’re cranky enough now when our global contribution is barely more than one per cent, so maybe emissions alarmism is an eternal ­industry.

    Imagine having so little to complain about that the arrival of tradies to install a heater is a major stress event.

    That’s the story of Peter Fray-Witzer, a student at Oberlin College in the US whose cosy life in a “safe space” dormitory known as “the home of the Women and Trans Collective” was thrown into turmoil by terrible tradie news.

    On October 7, Fray-Witzer and other students received an email telling them “contractors will be entering rooms” the next day to install new ­radiators.

    In an article for his college newspaper, Fray-Witzer wrote that he was “very averse to people entering my personal space”.

    “This anxiety was compounded by the fact that the crew would be strangers,” Fray-Witzer added, “and they were more than likely to be cisgender men.”

    Cisgender is a woke term describing men and women who were born male or female and identify as male or female. As the late comedian Norm MacDonald put it: “It’s a way of marginalising a normal person.”

    It might take a while before an acceptable trans tradie turns up to save Peter from the looming American winter, so let’s move on to Lisa Wilkinson, a tragic victim of Australia’s gender pay gap. And so much more.

    In her new autobiography, Wilkinson complains that Today co-presenter Karl Stefanovic gave just two days’ notice that he wouldn’t attend her indulgent 2017 wedding vow renewal party.

    Not only that, but she also says she was upset by Stefanovic’s belated vow congratulations during what turned out to be her final Today appearance:

    “I took a deep breath, my eyes momentarily widening at what I had just heard, turned to the camera, and said … ‘Yeah, I did Karl, but why would anybody care about that when it’s news time? Sylvia, good morning …’

    “And with that, no further words needed to be spoken.

    “Karl knew I had cut him dead, something I had never done on or off air before.”

    Video emerged last week of that final Today show. It showed a completely different and entirely friendly exchange between the co-hosts.

    The title of Wilkinson’s work – It Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This – might be more properly expressed by someone being dragged away from their family by Xi Jinping’s organ farmers than by wealthy Lisa.

    But I’m possibly in the wrong demographic to judge her torment. Let’s hear from one of Lisa’s friends, fellow Sydney leftist millionaire feminist Mia Freedman.

    “I can’t remember how I found out that Lisa Wilkinson was leaving the Today show,” Freedman wrote last week in 2230-word piece for Mamamia. “But I remember it came as a shock. Not just to me, as it turns out.

    “To Australia.”

    Sure it did. Ten words later:

    “It was an ordinary Monday night in October 2017 and I was already in my pyjamas. I was doing some work when a news alert came up. Lisa had abruptly left the Today show after 10 years.”

    So Mia does in fact remember how she found out, right down to the clothes she was wearing at the time. What is it with these gals and their crazy memories?

    Next, Mia recalls the scene at Wilkinson’s house on the evening of her Today departure:

    “I searched Lisa’s face for a read on how she was. In shock, mostly. And definitely rattled. But calm.”

    Shocked, Rattled and Calm was a big hit for Little Richard in 1956.

    “More than anyone I have ever met, Lisa has always had an uncanny ability to put herself in the shoes of the audience.

    “The reader, the viewer, the listener. She gets people. She knows how they receive information.”

    Via print and screen, mostly.

    And lately they’ve received the ­information that certain of Wilkinson’s Today recollections don’t match events as they were recorded.

    Shakespeare’s “world’s a stage” speech ends with these lines:

    “Last scene of all,

    That ends this strange eventful history,

    We’ve moved that final scene several steps forward. Second childishness is now in the first act.

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  3. “I searched Lisa’s face for a read on how she was. In shock, mostly. And definitely rattled. But calm.”

    Shocked, Rattled and Calm was a big hit for Little Richard in 1956.

    Blair’s still got it.


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  4. I don’t suppose there is any chance of a direct lightning strike on the local despot during Melbourne’s thunderstorm tonight? It would certainly be divine retribution. And somehow very fitting.


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  5. Your reference to the 12 Tasmanian Senators and the prospect of doing a “friendly” takeover is interesting. It would probably need no more than around 50,000 interstate immigrants to make it solidly conservative.

    Need to look at population and voting patterns to get a better estimate.

    You could do 50K in a pinch over 5 years. I’ve been looking at the state since Deadman’s comment was repeated a week or so back. You’d target the 5 federal seats and five state divisions and settle in marginal Labor/Coalition seats, Clark, Franklin and Lyons.


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  6. cohenite says:
    October 28, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    A good example was the campaigning for Warringah that unseated Tony Abbott. The useful idiots prancing around on the roadside with Chickengirl signs were mainly plump middleaged women with a sprinkling of fucked up old codgers.


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  7. You’d target the 5 federal seats and five state divisions and settle in marginal Labor/Coalition seats, Clark, Franklin and Lyons.

    Part of me thinks this is Dan’s plan.
    Electoral cleansing.


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  8. On the other hand you could pick up absolute waterfront mansion on the shore of Lake Mac and have an idyllic place to live.

    We’ve downsized, Bruce, and don’t want a ‘mansion’ anywhere now. We’ve had a couple of moves up in stye and size when the children were growing up, in a similar area to Vaucluse, always with a pool, and these residences did good service for the major parties that kids have and the work occasions that Hairy had. We currently have what we think is an idyllic place to live in retirement, north facing atop an art deco building with only three spacious whole floor apartments (triplex, they call it). We’re in the penthouse, quite separate from neighbours, have our own entrance and a gable roof over our heads. We have magnificent close harbour and bushland views, no nearby main roads, garaging, five minutes walk to harbour beaches and the ferry and plenty of room and style with major renovations done. We’re big enough and small enough. There’s also a 400 sq metre garden and lawn set out for fruiting trees and vegetables where we are the main users. It’s a good holding operation for capital and duz us. That said, the people next door have just sold up and bought two beach house mansions in northern Queensland with the proceeds. He intends to never work again and live off the remainder for the rest of his life (I think his senior partner job went belly up), paying school fees for his second family at the same time. We don’t need to cash anything in to have a very solid tax minimised income for life already via various superannuation and investment means. This is not skiting or big-noting, plenty are much better off, but it is what it is for us.

    When we think of what we could sell for, and see some prices elsewhere, we can be as tempted as any other Sydneysider, but really, why would we move, at our age and with full city services so handy and three of four children living within a 15 minute drive? I watch what a million pounds or more buys in rural England on ‘Escape to the Country’ and think we could easily do that with plenty to spare if we sold up, but that’s about the limit of my musing. If we really want to do it, instead of selling up and owning, we could do an international house exchange for a set period, getting the benefit without the loss of our settled home.

    Anyway, property can go up or down and you can only live in one house as a home, so this is it.
    Unless Hairy persuades me otherwise, and as frequent movers up a property ladder in our lives I guess you can never say never. 🙂


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  9. Ed Casesays:
    October 28, 2021 at 9:44 pm
    Well, yeah.
    Clearly, Albanese is on board with Methane Reduction, which means the Beef Herds get culled.
    So why would anyone not vote for Scotty and Joyce?

    With all the shit coming out of politicians mouths, all we need to reduce Aus methane emissions by 50% is get rid of them all!


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  10. There’s a cruise ship called The World

    I seem to remember a ship called “Big Earth” in Kobe back in the day. I think it was a mauve colour.

    I will leave it to Carpe to comment on whether he has seen such a vessel (I believe he lives in Kobe), and to tell how “Big Earth” would be pronounced in Katakana-English.


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  11. hzhousewifesays:
    October 28, 2021 at 10:20 pm
    Did I hear a whisper that Germany has halted all C19 vaccines, licenses paused?

    ..
    Likely an echo of a hoax from a month ago.


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  12. In many ways, if you appreciate the seasons and some cold weather, Tasmania is an under-appreciated gem. Growing in popularity now though so it’s time to move on it if you are serious about any take-over.


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  13. Does anyone know how to change the background colour of the Catallaxy screen?
    I’m using a 27 inch monitor and the blazing white background isn’t very nice. When I tone down the searchlight, the rest of the screen darkens as well.
    Running Win7 Home SP1 with a Radeon card thingy on a Dell 64 bit.


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  14. Ed October:

    Clearly, Albanese is on board with Methane Reduction, which means the Beef Herds get culled.

    No. It doesn’t mean that at all. Not even a little bit.

    In any event, I doubt very much anyone in Europe would have been keen to blow out an enormous food source so soon after the end of WWII.

    George VI: ‘Hey, how are things?’
    Attlee: ‘Oh, you know. Rationing’s still on. People slowly starving until we can get the industry changeback complete. The entire country’s traumatised after two world wars in 30 years and everyone’s knackered. By the way, we’ve got this plan to make all of Europe vegan.’
    George VI: ‘You’re a fucking idiot. Bring Churchill back.’


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  15. I’m reading an account of pirates and the finding of the treasure of the pirate ship Whydah off Cape Cod in 1984, two and a half centuries after it went down. Treasure Wreck by Arthur Vanderbilt

    It seems that throughout that area were wreckers.

    From the story: ‘An old English prayer captured the Cape Codder’s feelings about wrecks: We pray Thee, O Lord, not that wrecks should happen, but that if any shall happen, Thou wilt guide them onto our shores for the benefit of the inhabitants.”’


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  16. Bruce O’Newk:

    A man’s claim to be the great-grandson of legendary Native American leader Sitting Bull has been confirmed using DNA extracted from Sitting Bull’s scalp lock. This is the first time ancient DNA has been used to confirm a familial relationship between living and historical individuals.

    A whimsical thought:
    If one could examine all the dNA in all the collections in the world, would it confirm that Mankind is The Great Survivor, or just a better dressed Bonobo Monkey who harvested fermentation?
    A subject for the Amazon Affiliates Catallaxy Christmas Party – venue and date to be announced by DB.


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  17. the treasure of the pirate ship Whydah off Cape Cod

    An ex slave ship?

    Ouidah is a city in southern Benin, in West Africa. It’s known for its role in the 17th- to 19th-century Atlantic slave trade



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  18. You could do 50K in a pinch over 5 years.

    That’s if you do it in a conservative, do-what’s-right manner.
    It could be done in one election with an Indi-like scam, where lots of young people register to live in Tassie but don’t actually move there.


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  19. George VI: ‘Hey, how are things?’

    Attlee: “Oh you know. The trams began running on the Unter Den Linden, in Berlin, today. Remember our defeated enemies? London tram drivers were on strike, for higher wages and less work.” (True story.)

    George VI: “You’re a fucking idiot. Bring Churchill back.”


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  20. From the sidebar:

    sayers_molly? Molly Sayers ???12h
    My son’s friend in yr 8 had 2nd Pfizer on Monday. Monday night taken to hospital by ambulance with chest pain and breathing issues. Dr in emergency said ‘I don’t even need to ask if he’s had the Pfizer. Prob 2nd shot??’

    Seeing it daily he said.

    What the hell does that say!

    So why is this doctor (and others) not speaking up?

    With seeming little of any interest in the patients, I’m quickly losing respect for a lot of them.


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  21. Knuckle Dragger:

    Genuine causes ruined with Bird-esque nonsense reproduced as fact, and drowning any reasonable arguments and/or dissent in nuffy juice. This is precisely the sort of stuff srrsrs is legendary for, and does nobody any favours at all.

    It does to the Left – it’s an efficient way to introduce strawmen into an argument and they. do. it. all. the. time.


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  22. Bluddee hell – Alan Jones has just quoted an excerpt from my submission on the digital identity bill!

    Woo-hoo!

    Hey, way to go, Rabz. Well done, what was the extract?
    Hope it had some of your signature style in it.


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  23. Bar Beach Swimmer says:
    October 28, 2021 at 8:42 pm
    Plus the beaches are terrible

    On the beaches; had my first swim of the season today! Yay! 19 degrees, cold for a couple of minutes and then perfect with some great waves for taking a dip and further up towards Merewether some good ones for the surfies as well.

    16C here on the shores of Port Phillip at the moment and it felt like it yesterday. Still, the sun was nice and the day warm.


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  24. It seems that throughout that area were wreckers.

    Ahh me hearties! Wreckers were common on the coasts of England up to the 19th Century. Read Moonfleet, a rollicking 18th century yarn of the south coast.

    But tradition persists. In the Noughties a container ship was wrecked off the south west coast of England and people were flocking to get the wreckage – fridges, stoves, even cars.


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  25. Baba:
    An ex slave ship?

    Yes. Originally built as a merchant slaver, it was a 300 ton galley named for the trading port of Whydah on the Gold Coast of West Africa. There…in the early eighteenth century, a thousand captives a month were taken by the Royal African Company for the slave trade to the New World.” P.326.


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  26. Tasmania is still an island, more of a problem than the mainland if you want a quick, or any getaway.
    Love Australia but setting my sights on Europe, problem is the lingo.


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  27. Q&A tonight was on Shakespeare. Two angry feminists stuck it to Stan and poor old John Bell who was pathetic. They were scornful of his links to the Ramsay Centre and its course on Western civilisation. Bell back-pedalled furiously: ‘But, but it was only one short talk that I gave to a very small group. That’s all. It was nothing. I’m not associated with that kind of thing.’
    It must have hurt to be so scorned and dismissed, kind of like the young Red Guards turning on their elders. Out of touch, sneered at, humiliated and all at sea. O brave new world.


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  28. But tradition persists. In the Noughties

    The story refers to two wrecks that were relieved of their “bits and pieces” in latter days. The first reference was to one in 1974. “some Barnstaple residents stripped the sloop Trull… and in August 1982, when the 73-foot New Bedford dragger Venture I stranded on the shoals…seven men on a Sunday worked several hours to remove her 1000-pound bronze propeller, electronic equipment, and fittings, deff so pure the threat of legal action by the ship’s owner.”


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  29. I see the South African cricketer has been forced to his knees.

    Seig Heil eh?

    And Gladys. Discussing having a baby late in life and looking at her loveliest in happy shots with the man who made her feel like a woman at last. Totally guileless about ‘throwing some money at Wagga’ – that’s how all politicians speak about electorates and she was big-timing to her bloke. But done like a dinner nevertheless. Hairy resolute, along with Bolta, Gladys is at fault, she lost the plot, probity essential etc. Yes, she did lose it, and for love, and having to deny that it was ever felt when it clearly was. But how many Labor female politicians have been snuck up on and have had their intimate private moments broadcast to the world at large? It is so humiliating for her that I felt bound to speak up for her at home tonight. Didn’t get anywhere though and don’t think I will here either. I just hope the guy she’s with now is not just there for the show.

    And so to bed.


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  30. No BBS, I am sure there was an occurrence in the Noughties, with fridges involved, anyway:

    If you wake at midnight and hear a horse’s feet,
    Don’t go drawing back the blind or looking in the street.
    Thems that ask no questions isn’t told no lies.
    So watch the wall my darling as the gentlemen go by.


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  31. ‘But, but it was only one short talk that I gave to a very small group. That’s all. It was nothing. I’m not associated with that kind of thing.’

    Again, Seig Heil. With a touch of a Red Guard tumbril.


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  32. Kipling,.

    A Smuggler’s Song
    If you wake at midnight, and hear a horse’s feet,
    Don’t go drawing back the blind, or looking in the street;
    Them that ask no questions isn’t told a lie.
    Watch the wall, my darling, while the Gentlemen go by!

    Five and twenty ponies,
    Trotting through the dark —
    Brandy for the Parson,
    Baccy for the Clerk;
    Laces for a lady, letters for a spy,
    And watch the wall, my darling,
    While the Gentlemen go by!

    Running round the woodlump if you chance to find
    Little barrels, roped and tarred, all full of brandy-wine,
    Don’t you shout to come and look, nor use ’em for your play.
    Put the brishwood back again — and they’ll be gone next day!

    If you see the stable-door setting open wide;
    If you see a tired horse lying down inside;
    If your mother mends a coat cut about and tore;
    If the lining’s wet and warm — don’t you ask no more!

    If you meet King George’s men, dressed in blue and red,
    You be careful what you say, and mindful what is said.
    If they call you “pretty maid,” and chuck you ‘neath the chin,
    Don’t you tell where no one is, nor yet where no one’s been!

    Knocks and footsteps round the house — whistles after dark —
    You’ve no call for running out till the house-dogs bark.
    Trusty’s here, and Pincher’s here, and see how dumb they lie —
    They don’t fret to follow when the Gentlemen go by!

    If you do as you’ve been told, ‘likely there’s a chance,
    You’ll be given a dainty doll, all the way from France,
    With a cap of Valenciennes, and a velvet hood —
    A present from the Gentlemen, along o’ being good!

    Five and twenty ponies,
    Trotting through the dark —
    Brandy for the Parson,
    ‘Baccy for the Clerk;
    Them that asks no questions isn’t told a lie —
    Watch the wall, my darling,
    While the Gentlemen go by!



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  33. with fridges involved

    There used to be extensive goods sheds and marshalling yards in town and from where that sort of thing habitually happened.


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  34. Laces for a lady
    Letters for a spy
    So watch the wall..

    Do children at school, these days, still learn Kipling’s poetry? A grievous gap in their education, if they don’t!


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  35. Old School Conservativesays:

    October 28, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Does anyone know how to change the background colour of the Catallaxy screen?

    RayBans.

    Gonna be expensive.
    It’s a 17″ screen.


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  36. Razy:

    Not a smart move with a Brown snake. They are more than likely to attack you if you pull that shit.

    Way back in the past, I was a Chainman for a Surveyor doing levels for the Brisbane Airport.
    We had walked over a pipeline to get a series of levels for a gully that ran along the edge of the job.
    I jumped off the pipe and there was a sudden wavering in the long grass, and a thudding against my right ankle. I’d trodden on a brown and luckily enough had landed just behind its head, pinning it so it couldn’t get at my leg over the boot.
    I moved vertically for about a meter, then horizontally for ten.
    Next I saw the Surveyor moving at a rapid clip along the pathway.
    He later said he’d interrupted a mummy and daddy Brown having a wrestling contest (apparently) and they weren’t happy about it.
    He was a semi professional dancer and drove all over the state with his missus entering competitions.
    Dunno how good he was, but by God he was fast.
    I later took up nursing and Army as being less dangerous.


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  37. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closuresays:

    October 28, 2021 at 2:37 pm
    The Washington Post:
    Men shot by Kyle Rittenhouse can be called ‘rioters’ and ‘looters’ but not ‘victims,’ judge rules

    A Wisconsin judge ruled Monday that attorneys in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial could refer to the men the teen shot in Kenosha, Wis., last year as “rioters,” “looters” and “arsonists.” They could not, however, describe Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, who were killed, and Gaige Grosskreutz, who was wounded, as “victims” because the term was “loaded,” the judge said.

    A heartening progression, Sal.


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  38. I later took up nursing and Army as being less dangerous.

    When we ‘had the farm”, God only knows how, but we had a “Western Brown” snake in the kitchen – I’m waiting by the door, with the finest instrument ever devised for killing snakes – a long handled post hole shovel, with a sharpened blade, but the Memsahib wanted the snake killed, then and there…by the time I had finished, you would think murder had been committed in that kitchen..


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  39. Grey Ranga:

    Does anyone remember a couple of years ago a Yank Navy boat in the Black Sea had its location many miles inland of its real position off the coast of Romania. The Ruskies testing a new weapon supposedly.

    Yes.
    It was odd as the normal thing to do is leave it unused until day 1 of hostilities to degrade enemy ability to resist and implement counter measures.
    The act of using it on the US ship would have now alerted the military that something odd was afoot.


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  40. The chat about the smugglers and wreckers remind me to watch Jamaica Inn. Haven’t seen it for years. Good to watch both versions but may have trouble finding the Charles Laughton one.


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  41. Let’s have one final word on the latest evil plan by ‘da Gubmint’ to forever destroy our resident gypsum-fiend’s steak dinners:

    Grigory, if you wanted to get a better return at market with your yearling steers, you would go a long way by actually feeding them more, rather than trying to blame Scomo, Albo and a 50 year scheme to ruin the Beef Industry in the name of global ‘methane reduction.’

    Have a Buteyko-breathe on it sometime- The free radicals and nitrous oxides you release will give you clarity to my wisdom.

    PS: Crystalline Salt isn’t real, and Captain Detmers is a myth…


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  42. Had a dugite in the house one hot hot hot breathless night, just the sort of weather when the scaly f#ckers come in for the cool, three nights in a year at the most. It was trying to get away up the hallways but couldn’t grip, so sidewinding in place, I only saw him in the sheen of the floorboards- grabbed the first and only thing at hand, which was the towel around my waist, quick twist for the roo-tail whip, and mongol chop over the head and onto him. Huge bang, woke everyone up from their heat-damp comas, to find me nekkid in the hall with exploded snake all up the dadoes. My wife assumed I’d shot it, such was the noise and the mess… stank the place out for a week.
    One other time, standing under a tree on the headland of the vineyard, just about to give the day away it was so freakin hot. Said to this other worker, “you know, heat like this, the snakes get up in the trees and loop themselves loose around the branches in mid-air to reduce skin contact.”
    “Bullshit.”
    “Straight up.. there’s one above you there, see”


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  43. Thinking back, that was 2005. Whatever happened to all the heat back then?
    Had the inside fire lit last night, it’s been so damn cold and wet here. Record wet and cold October, lock it in, tho you’ll never see it reported.


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  44. “Straight up.. there’s one above you there, see”

    Was in a safari jeep, in South Africa, years ago, and the guide explained that, in the tree above us, was one of the most poisonous snakes in South Africa…

    “Um, and if that snake falls out of that tree, aren’t we right underneath it?” says a puzzled Australian tourist.

    “You could be right” says the guide and told the driver to move the jeep forward….


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  45. Arky/Bruce:

    Arky – it’s about to have an election (in March), so whatever it’s like now it’s going to get worse.

    The root issue is that the Covid reign of terror has made a large proportion of voters nuttier than attack-hamsters, so any election is going to be a really scary proposition.

    Honestly, I think the direction the election framework will go is up to who is running it.
    Let me explain:
    If Labor is setting it all up and calling the shots, then mail in voting will be preferred. Because ballots can be lost and and replacements found.
    If the Libs manage to gain control of who votes and where, then the traditional voting method with only minor cheating will take place.
    Dunno.
    Need to sleep on it.


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  46. Arky:

    I don’t need a lovely house, just a comfortable hovel.

    I have a 30 ft container in my backyard going cheap*
    *It used to be a 40 ft but a little rust got into it and that’s why it’s cheap.
    Should just buff out/a bit of spakfilla…


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  47. Sallah: Indy. Why does the floor move?
    Indiana Jones: (Indiana looks closer and notices the thousands of snakes on the floor, he rolls over) Snakes..why does it always have to be snakes?



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  48. Bruce in WA says:
    October 29, 2021 at 12:40 am

    My birthday is coming up, to be celebrated by a monumental lunch in the Swan Valley, on Sunday. If you hear of mass arrests, in the Swan Valley, on Sunday,can I ask you for a character reference?


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  49. My birthday is coming up, to be celebrated by a monumental lunch in the Swan Valley, on Sunday. If you hear of mass arrests, in the Swan Valley, on Sunday,can I ask you for a character reference?

    With my compliments … 😀


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  50. Any humour this time of night is good humour Rex. If it was during the day I wooda reported ya, …..prolly not

    You’re welcome. 🙂

    Besides, awful hilarity from loveable rogues was the reason the Sinc, please ban X for Y meme popped up on the OldCat, back in the day…

    (Grieve, Cats. For I am still a sickeningly cheerful and aggravatingly merry batchelor. And I can out- Dadjoke most dads. What horrors will the next generations of Angers be made to endure? 🙁 )


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  51. Anyone else having trouble reconciling these two:

    1/. Union for the crew on the set of “Rush” (a western snuff movie) whining that the members sleep on the set in their cars, coz they’re too tired from the inhumanely long workdays to drive into town to a motel.

    2/. Crew on that same set spending afternoons holding yippee shoots in a nearby gully.


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  52. Anyone else having trouble reconciling these two:

    1/. Union for the crew on the set of “Rush” (a western snuff movie) whining that the members sleep on the set in their cars, coz they’re too tired from the inhumanely long workdays to drive into town to a motel.

    2/. Crew on that same set spending afternoons holding yippee shoots in a nearby gully.

    Exackertackerly!


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  53. (Grieve, Cats. For I am still a sickeningly cheerful and aggravatingly merry batchelor. And I can out- Dadjoke most dads. What horrors will the next generations of Angers be made to endure? ? )

    Train Drivers… pppfffft


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  54. Ignoble Liars
    https://amgreatness.com/2021/10/27/the-ignoble-lie/

    In a controversial passage in Plato’s Republic, Socrates introduced the idea of the “noble lie” (“gennaios pseudos”).

    A majestic fiction, he says, could sometimes serve society by persuading uninformed citizens of something good for them.

    Ever since, many prevaricators have used the excuse that they lied for the common good.

    Take Dr. Anthony Fauci, our point man on the COVID-19 epidemic.

    Fauci said he misled the country about mask-wearing during the pandemic by claiming they were of little use. But he argued that he lied in order that the public not make a run on masks, deplete the supply, and thus rob medical professionals of protective equipment.

    Fauci also told “noble” lies about the likely percentage of the public needing to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. He kept raising the bar—from 60-70 percent to 75-80 percent, to 85 percent.

    Apparently, Fauci feared a lower figure, even if accurate, might lull people into complacency about getting inoculated.

    Fauci also lied about his own role in routing U.S. aid money to subsidize gain-of-function viral research at the Wuhan virology lab—the likely birthplace of COVID-19.

    Either Fauci was hiding his own culpability or he believed the American people might not be able to fully accept that some of their own health officials were promoting the sort of research that was partially responsible for more than 700,000 American deaths.

    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has serially lied about the number of illegal immigrants who have crossed into the United States. He falsely claimed mounted agents were whipping migrants. He fibbed about the purported lack of federal data of apprehensions, detentions, and deportations. His assertion that the border was secure was a joke.

    Apparently Mayorkas believes the public would go ballistic or his own administration would be roundly despised, if he told the bitter truth about the border: by intent, the Biden Administration has deliberately left it wide open.

    And it will likely allow 2 million illegal immigrants into the country in the current fiscal year.

    Lots of other unelected federal officials serially lied over the past five years by claiming or implying that harming the Trump Administration was in the public interest.

    Former FBI directors Andrew McCabe and James Comey likely serially misled the nation. McCabe admittedly lied that he did not leak FBI information to the media.

    James Comey on over 240 occasions while under oath in congressional cross examinations claimed he did not know or could not remember basic facts about his own role in promoting the Russian collusion hoax.

    Apparently, Comey and McCabe believed that by being less than truthful, they might better emasculate Donald Trump. And that result would be beneficial to America.

    Our former intelligence leaders may have been the most brazen liars. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admittedly lied to Congress.

    When caught in the untruth, Clapper reverted to the noble lie that he gave the least untruthful answer, apparently on the pretense that he did not wish to damage the reputation of an important intelligence agency.

    Ditto John Brennan, the former head of the CIA. On two occasions he lied under oath about the agency’s monitoring of Senate staffers’ computers and the deaths of civilians caused by U.S. drone assassination missions along the Afghanistan border.

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley lied for days about the details of an accidental drone strike that killed innocent women and children in Afghanistan.

    Either Milley is now lying when he says he warned Joe Biden about the disasters to come in Afghanistan or Biden is lying when he denies hearing any such advice.

    Many of the details of Milley’s conversations with authors Bob Woodward and Robert Costa as reported in their recent muckraking book were abjectly denied by Milley.

    The list of such lies could be vastly expanded.

    IRS functionary Lois Lerner never told the whole untruth about weaponizing the IRS.

    Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch spun an implausible yarn that she accidentally bumped into Bill Clinton on a tarmac in Phoenix and never discussed the then-current FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton.

    Special counsel Robert Mueller told a whopper under oath, claiming to know almost nothing about the Steele dossier and the misadventures of Fusion GPS. Both were the two catalysts that prompted his entire investigation of “collusion” in the first place.

    In some of these cases, when caught and exposed, the liars will hedge by claiming temporary amnesia.

    But sometimes they admit they lied but suggest they did so for higher purposes like national security.

    In truth, in most cases there was nothing noble at all in their lying. They simply spread untruths to protect their own endangered careers by masking their own wrongdoing or fobbing it onto others.

    In other words, “noble lies” are rarely spun for anyone’s interests other than those of the liars themselves.



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  55. I went to get a prescription filled this evening. You know how they have the names of the pharmacist on duty displayed behind the counter? The surname of dude at the time was Deadman. No kidding.


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  56. A man’s claim to be the great-grandson of legendary Native American leader Sitting Bull has been confirmed using DNA extracted from Sitting Bull’s scalp lock. This is the first time ancient DNA has been used to confirm a familial relationship between living and historical individuals.

    Nope, a 9,000 year old Briton, Cheddar Man, was found to have living relatives in the area, back in 1997.

    https://www.ancient-origins.net/history/9000-year-old-cheddar-man-has-living-descendant-still-living-same-area-006961


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  57. JC

    Are you looking forward to paying tax on unrealised capital gains?

    Good to see how It’s Democrats who are so progressive.

    It will fix NY at least.

    I wonder how many beads the Indians will pay to get it back?


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  58. Ted Cruz was pretty good yesterday.
    I think he was also putting the end to any hopes that Garland had of joining SCOTUS at any stage in the future.
    Also, there was a bit of ego at play, one former SCOTUS clerk up against another.
    It took Trump to flick Ted’s switch.


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  59. “Scomo is being forced”
    These naive, gullible views will be the end of us.
    Good on you for getting your letter on Alan Jones.
    You weren’t the first.
    You were obviously the first non Queenslander of acceptable social status by the ugly step sisters to be not ridiculed for doing so.


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  60. This is her:
    Marlys Davidson
    Weak as piss.

    Somehow in that bio they forgot to mention she was a 25+ year member of the Teachers Union. Must have been a typo huh?


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  61. I again state I do not follow Bosi.
    It’s the aggression showed toward him by those who fear the left I seek to highlight.
    How many times do you see those on the left disgusted and embarrassed about their extremists gluing themselves to roads and burning buildings and toppling statues.
    Yet one bloke has a well deserved go at a magistrate and the Franks of this world have to change their duds.
    The enemy are at war with us.
    They have stolen our freedom, our nation, our children’s future and are in the process of killing us.
    As long as they can’t mock us for being extremists…..all is well.


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  62. Bosi is nowhere near as much of a problem for us as the appeasers are.
    Those that now will need to take more pricks than Miley Cyrus to keep their Nazi passes.
    They sit back and sneer, take their jabs and then dare to criticize Bosi!
    Let he who hath not taken the knee cast the first stone.
    The arrogance of the submissives is astounding


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  63. Is there a comp to outspeechify bosi?
    If you want to win you probably need to throw in a few more sovereigns and begones.
    And maybe one or two beguines and a beghard.


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  64. Gas-lighter in chief.
    From the WSJ.

    Biden Administration in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Immigrant Families Separated at Border

    The Biden administration is in talks to offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation, according to people familiar with the matter, as several agencies work to resolve lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who say the government subjected them to lasting psychological trauma.



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  65. I haven’t flown QANTAS since the leproconian faggot banned pork (of the eating variety).
    You have to believe that the moron has woked QANTAS out of the game this time. Hopefully.
    Just what tired, irritable travellers want; listening to some aged poof intoning the insulting “wisdom the welders nonsense” after every take off. Adding to the already endless bulling babble that they impose on their victims.
    The kale and seaweed soup will have customers running screaming for the exits.
    Taking the knee next? Don’t laugh, the arrogant prick will try it.
    I hope that the Govt can only impose its mask fascism on Australian domiciled airlines. 14 hours behind a mask – shove that little green man.
    He’s been watching too much Channel 10.


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  66. Bons

    That quite funny. Most things are a relative. He’s the best airline CEO in the world. He really does have the touch to appreciate risk and how to spread the wings when its opportunistic.


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  67. I just started watching a replay of a presentation that was on earlier today in the US.
    The presenter had a 1980’s style anime avatar that spoke when he spoke.
    It was like a live action cartoon.
    I had to stop watching because it was too distracting.


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  68. “rosiesays:
    October 29, 2021 at 6:59 am
    autogynephilia, on the rise in Western men?”

    Almost all of the “trans activists” you read about are simply autogynephiliac men. I prefer the old fashioned word to describe them….simpler and easier….perverts.


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  69. Garland is a completely incompetent dissembling moron. Cotton, among others, ate him alive yesterday.

    He’s smart enough to know he’s in charge, the senators can grandstand all they want but nothing will change as a result of it. He should have smirked like that creep Strzok when questioned in Congress just to be in character.


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  70. If you actually believe that JC, you are welcome to my seat.
    Best in the boardroom does not equate to best for travellers.
    There are too any superior options to bother spending your time being treated like crap by QANTAS.


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  71. The Biden administration is in talks to offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation,

    How do you think this will go over with hard-working Americans who lost their jobs because of the vaxx mandates and now can’t feed their own families?

    What of military families who are separated when their fathers or mothers are posted overseas? Do they get $450,000 per person?


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  72. “Today” on the TV where I’m camped at the moment.

    Apparently Melbourne and various other places have barely survived a night of weather Armageddon, the likes of which have never been seen since the last time it happened and the “Freedom” countdown clock tells me Victoria has just over 10 hours to go.

    Had to remove myself from the room.


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  73. feelthebern says:
    October 29, 2021 at 7:07 am
    I just started watching a replay of a presentation that was on earlier today in the US.
    The presenter had a 1980’s style anime avatar that spoke when he spoke.
    It was like a live action cartoon.

    I have been in zoom meetings like that where participants were able to choose a filter for their face, cartoon characters, facial hair etc. I was the only one who couldn’t do it, my version of zoom software didn’t have that capability. It was still a good laugh.


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  74. Fund fact.
    During the four years of Trump, the highest deportation year was still lower than the lowest deportation year under the 8 years of Obama/Biden.

    Jimmy Dore, Glenn Greenwald, Aaron Mate (pronounced Mar-tay) have shown, proven, spoken about this non stop.
    Hence my comment, gaslighter-in-chief.


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  75. 132andBush says:
    October 29, 2021 at 7:24 am
    “Today” on the TV where I’m camped at the moment.

    I too find it much calmer not to start the day with morning television.


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  76. Hey ScoMo! While you are saving us all from a harmless gas now might be a really great time to unban ivermectin.

    Study: New ‘heavily mutated’ COVID variant can evade vaccines (28 Oct)

    The variant, A.30 – also known as A.VOI.V2 – has been discovered in patients in Angola and Sweden, and is believed to have originated in Tanzania.

    According to a study by researchers in Germany released this week by the UK-based journal Natural, the new variant is “heavily mutated”, including mutations to the virus’ spike protein, which allow it to evade antibodies created in response to vaccines based on previously identified strains of COVID.

    Aside from being able to evade vaccine-induced immunity, the study claimed, the new variant also appears to be better able to spread through the body beyond the lungs.

    Might actually save the lives of a lot of people if you do.


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  77. Bons:

    listening to some aged poof intoning the insulting “wisdom the welders nonsense” after every take off.

    It’s just a variation on the theme of “Blessed are the Cheesemakers – more about general dairy products and other edibles.”
    “Blessed are the Welders. It’s more about the metals fabricators and other craftsmen in pre invasion Australia.”
    Yes, I butchered the quote from “Life of Brian.”


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  78. dover0beach says:
    October 28, 2021 at 10:10 pm
    Some mean weather passing through south end of Port Phillip Bay. God is angry with this legislation passing the lower house.

    And he recently rattled the earth when police preemptively shot at Protesters.

    God needs to deliver bigger hints. Dan doesn’t seem to understand subtle.


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  79. “A man’s claim to be the great-grandson of legendary Native American leader Sitting Bull has been confirmed using DNA extracted from Sitting Bull’s scalp lock. This is the first time ancient DNA has been used to confirm a familial relationship between living and historical individuals.”

    I don’t think that’s true. Firstly, Sitting Bull’s DNA is hardly “ancient”. Secondly, the DNA of the European royals like Prince Phillip was used to identify the Romanov remains and thirdly, DNA was used by current living descendants of the French and Austrian royals to identify the remains of the little Dauphin, Louis-Charles, who was the son of King Louis XVI and Marie Antionette. It’s a sad story…

    “It was in 2000 that the historian Philippe Delorme arranged for DNA testing of the heart as well as bone samples from one of the many historical claimants to Louis-Charles’s identity, namely, Karl Wilhelm Naundorff, a German clockmaker (see below). Ernst Brinkmann of Münster University and Belgian genetics professor Jean-Jacques Cassiman of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, conducted mitochondrial DNA tests using a strand of the hair of the boy’s mother, Marie-Antoinette, and other samples from her sisters Maria Johanna Gabriela and Maria Josepha, their mother, Empress Maria Theresa, and two living direct descendants in the strict maternal line of Maria Theresa, namely Queen Anne of Romania and her brother, Prince André de Bourbon Parme, maternal relatives of Louis XVII. The tests proved both that Naundorff was not the dauphin, and the heart was that of Louis-Charles.

    Of these results, historian Jean Tulard wrote: “This [mummified] heart is … almost certainly that of Louis XVII. We can never be 100 per cent sure but this is about as sure as it gets”.


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  80. JC’s claims a CEO becoming part of a fascist state to get along as being a winner is right up there with there is no harm in trading with China.
    This again shows us where you go when your bible is actually the Libertarian’s guide to economics.


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  81. Apparently Melbourne and various other places have barely survived a night of weather Armageddon…

    After last night’s electrical storms, it’s as windy as it’s been in 100 years where I am in southern Vicco. According to the BOM gauges, it’s gusting to 46 knots (85kmh). Power out in some local areas on the Bellarine Peninsula.


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  82. Interesting BoN, if it originated in Tanzania couldn’t one assume that wasn’t as the result of responding to a highly vaccinated population, and the article seemed to suggest at the end the vaccines might still offer protection.


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  83. Rosie – The vaccines aren’t doing a great job with the Delta strain, so a “heavily mutated” one seems even less likely to be protected against.

    “all double-vaccinated” “It’s just strange” (28 Oct)

    “Now they are recovering from COVID-19, one of their teammates dead, wondering if this tragedy could have been averted.”

    I suppose if you believe MSM propaganda it might be strange, there is that.


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  84. “German researchers have identified a new variant – A.30 – that might be able to escape the immune system. However, only five cases were found in the world, none in the past five months.”

    Article at j post which i can’t link.


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  85. I guess everyone will just have to get those terrible boosters.
    With the vaxxed only having 18 months to four years to live anyhow it can’t make that much difference how many boosters people get.


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  86. Boosters at six months would put most people into Autumn of next year for a shot.
    Mine would be February and Novavax should be around by then.
    There is no medical explanation as to my need for a booster. Without an antibody test they are dispensing drugs without a medical consultation or prescription.


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  87. Cassie, you should avoid the smh today lest the Sharma news enrages you to the point of madness.

    Ho hum. A bunch of Lieboral wets and corrupt climate scam grifters formed a secret junta to stop party caving in to the LNP’s Bananaby wing and the horrors that would follow, like protecting regional jobs from the Marxist madness in Glasgow.

    Half of the parliamentary LNP might as well be working for the Chinese Communist Party. They’re traitors to this country.

    PS: 95%+ of Australian journalists are lefty fruitcakes and I note that David Crowe fits in seemlessly as an anti-LNP campaigner at the SMH after leaving the Paywallian.


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  88. Does anyone know how to change the background colour of the Catallaxy screen?

    I’m the same. The first thing I do with any new computer is play with the colour settings. I’m currently on Windows 10 and in that its Setting\Personalisation\Themes and then you can either pick an existing theme or fiddle with a manual one. It changes with every version but you can usually find a way to do it. It might be under colours for you.


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  89. feelthebernsays:
    October 29, 2021 at 7:54 am
    Cassie, you should avoid the smh today lest the Sharma news enrages you to the point of madness.”

    Thanks Bern, I won’t be voting for the soggy lettuce leaf. Sharma is just a mint Green. He, Falinsky, Allen, Zimmerman all represent what is wrong with the Liberal party.

    Some wag here yesterday, in response to my desire to see the Liberal party of Australia cremated and its ashes thrown on the a garbage dump after the next election, said that “LOL. And Albo and his corrupt cronies will be soooo much better.”

    No, they won’t be, but it’s precisely that kind of logic, that the “alternative is worse”, which has led us to this awful scenario now where we now have a progressive Liberal party full of Greens like Sharma and which is why the party has succumbed to “zero emissions” and all the rest of the twaddle. It is also a party which refuses to listen to its base….so why should that base vote for it? I can’t in good conscience vote Liberal anymore. In order to effect change sometimes you need to demolish the building and start again.

    Sharma can fuck off. He’s already scared of me. Can’t wait to run into him again.


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  90. Great ‘toons Tom – you do a terrific job.

    But not clicking on Rowe anymore. His obsession with nude blokes and his poor drawing and his leftie ranting are too much.

    At least Pickering’s constant drawing of politicians with their tackle out were well drawn.


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  91. So why is this doctor (and others) not speaking up?

    At least they’re admitting it. Last I heard, whatever the problem was, it had nothing to do with the vaccine.


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  92. 4 weeks ago today, my package arrived at “Sydney airport sorting centre”.
    I think it may have found it’s way to the Qantas first class lounge & is living it up.


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  93. Tom says:
    October 29, 2021 at 8:22 am
    Bugger. My power just went off. Powercor says it’ll be back on by midday, but my laptop battery won’t last that long.

    Casterton outage is on a three day repair notice. Poor buggers.


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  94. So why is this doctor (and others) not speaking up?

    Mate who had a really bad reaction to Astrazeneca is now being threatened with Pfizer for second shot. He’s not that stupid and already been seriously fucked over by the medical profession over other things.
    Doc told him they see lots of bad reactions but don’t want to tell people because it might discourage them from getting the vax.
    Great .


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  95. struthsays:
    October 29, 2021 at 7:42 am
    JC’s claims a CEO becoming part of a fascist state to get along as being a winner is right up there with there is no harm in trading with China.
    This again shows us where you go when your bible is actually the Libertarian’s guide to economics.

    stfu, St Ruth.

    You bang on endlessly. Sometimes you are right. Most of the time you eat crow.

    “Local councils are illegal”
    “Six days until judgment day”
    “18 to 48 months until the vaxxies all die”

    Now you are misrepresenting what other people think regarding their own personal political views and knowledge of economics.

    You may as well be Bob Brown lecturing us about economics. Worse still, a mad mathematician with no empirical economic research, like John Quiggin.

    “No harm in trade with China”

    Stop being a clown.

    We can’t stop China. Trump or a competent US President can.

    Go and throw out ALL of your Chinese made stuff RIGHT NOW, you bloody hypocrite.

    You have six days until We, The People come knocking.


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  96. struthsays:
    October 29, 2021 at 7:42 am
    JC’s claims a CEO becoming part of a fascist state to get along as being a winner is right up there with there is no harm in trading with China.

    Have you thrown all your Chinese appliances out as JC instructed you to do?
    How is the component cleansing on the truck going?


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  97. Damage assessment.
    Door of the meter box off it’s hinges.
    Cushion from one of the gin and tonic chairs missing.
    Just before Cup Weekend.
    Disaster.


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  98. There are two things that this Biden will have in it.
    Reversal of the PBM laws that Trump brought in.
    And reversal of the SALT limits.
    Anything else is just theatre until the Virginia elections on Tuesday (US time).
    The DNC need a Dem administration across the river.


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  99. Bugger. My power just went off. Powercor says it’ll be back on by midday, but my laptop battery won’t last that long.

    Me too. A lot of the Mornington peninsula is out along with me. Back by midday hopefully. Only managed to get half a coffee pot done though. Grrrr.


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  100. Some wag here yesterday, in response to my desire to see the Liberal party of Australia cremated and its ashes thrown on the a garbage dump after the next election, said that “LOL. And Albo and his corrupt cronies will be soooo much better.”

    They all play sleight of hand tricks.

    I wouldn’t quite say with the ALP you nearly ‘get what it says on the box’ – Shorten put an end to that in 2019.

    But for conservatives, having a flip-flop, nominally conservative government, casually wandering off down progressive rabbit holes at the drop of a poll, is anathema.

    Hard to manage your life and business when the only certainty you have is that your government will be putting on an all-singing, all-dancing shitshow.


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  101. H B Bearsays:

    October 29, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Who sent this word salad back to the kitchen?

    It was too heavy on the salt and vinegar in the dressing.


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  102. Anyone else get the idea that Leak is getting seriously fed up?

    After persecution by the Australian Human Rights Commission that killed his father, Leak jnr can spot a fascist from a mile away.


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  103. And I’d like to thank St Ruth for carrying the Bosi Files over to day 5

    Is this a joke? Five days of shit tier mumbling about it by you.

    There is something quite wrong with many Victorians, very Pharisee like – the fundamental sin seems to be hyprocrisy.


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  104. Dr Faustus, f.lux doesn’t seem to have any problems.

    I assume f.lux automates the calibration process.

    Great if it does the job you want. Personally I prefer not to have blackbox things running in the background and fiddling with my system.


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  105. Wow. Just wow. That was real Baptist County speaking there, with the full-blown rhetoric of telling it to the man. A very powerful speech you put up there Indolent. ‘I am the Majority, I am Everybody’. Gives me hope that America will pull round again and throw off the Marxist stain in favour of the good ole Constitution once more. Who was that man? Get him into politics quick. He sure says he ain’t got no English schoolteacher telling him how to say it, but he’s infused with the direct language of Martin Luther King.

    That’s a winner. And the shock of the middle class bureaucrats at the spontaneous applause. Wonderful.


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  106. Donald Trump Jr.
    ??@DonaldJTrumpJr??

    If the reports are accurate, and Joe Rogan’s doctor did in fact treat up to 200 members of congress with Invermectin, doesn’t the American public (who have been spoon-fed a terrible narrative on the drug and its usefulness) deserve to know?


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  107. Austria talking about banning unvaccinated people buying fuel. Many euro countries in various states of banning unvaccinated people from life, now starting in on food shops, healthcare, etc.

    Experimenting with what works and doesn’t to coerce people into obeying, feeding the results back into the gaping maw of the WHO who tweak its ‘advice’ which then flows back out to CHOs everywhere who greedily consume it and tweak and implement and stretch the people in the rack a little more, tighten the screw a bit further this way, feed that data back, etc, etc.


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  108. Yes Cassie, the Liberals need to be destroyed like they are in WA. The only good they have done in eight years was Abbott stopping the boats, then, finally a ray of hope, SloMo cancelled the Frog sub contract.

    But no. That was just another false hope. Turns out that the Brits and US require SloMo to commit economic suicide at the stupid ‘climate’ conference as part of the deal and it appears we still won’t see a new sub for decades. Enough is enough, we must end this pointless and traitorous party.


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  109. I’m not a sucker for these speeches, no matter how many “begones” are thrown in.
    But that Donald Trump “many years from now” ad is one of the best produced pieces I have ever seen/heard.
    I’d post it but it’s verboten.
    Worse than the voice of Sauron.


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  110. Have you thrown all your Chinese appliances out as JC instructed you to do?

    Just heard from IT/ITK.

    He’s making artisanal carburettors now. A steal at $75 large. Doubly cheap for you St. Ruth, because in 18 to 48 months you’ll be able to take all the parts you need from vehicles owned by dead submissives.


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  111. In Stepping Onto The Global Stage news:

    Emmanuel Macron issues torpedo strike to Australia during conversation with Scott Morrison

    …the President says he encouraged Mr Morrison to adopt emission reduction measures “commensurate with the climate challenge” and cease production and consumption of coal.

    This is a deliberate strike by the French President at the PM’s carbon credentials on the eve of next week’s Glasgow climate talks.

    M. Micron pulling Scrotty’s pants down before he’s even landed…

    Va t’ faire enculer.


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  112. CHO’s / ‘public health’ officials are essentially imperial governors. The imperial power, their master, being the WHO. It sets the guidelines for the empire, they duly implement those in a way palatable to the natives, and are empowered to deal with native uprisings against if necessary. The natives own government dares not go against them and instead welcomes them and into the province with a red carpet as they busily roll out the mandates of the new order.


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  113. From Currency Lad’s blog.

    Davey Boy says:
    29 October, 2021 at 8:25 am
    in a corner of the corporate world I once inhabited, where the firm ran branches in every State and territory of this once-Federation, the Vic staff were always making sure that they were seen to be and indeed prided themselves as being ‘more progressive’ than the employees elsewhere, never missing a chance to boast about or demonstrate their perceived superiority. It’s a mindset many Vics seem to share. Hubris. Always comes before the fall.



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  114. Lizzie – AJ quoted the paragraph on 1984 being a warning not an instruction manual. That bit I did write. About 60% of the submission was a synthesis of other Cat’s observations on the digital identity bill.

    Not that it matters, we’re going to end up with the frigging abomination regardless.

    Remember, it’s not labore or the greenfilth foisting this monstrosity on us – it’s the stupid frigging gliberals.

    To echo jupes above – they must be destroyed.


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  115. Villa Megan is a tiny island of blazing light, hot coffee and functioning internet in a surrounding vast sea of darkness.

    Current situation has reminded the residents to take action on installing a gas generator which will also come in handy when Net Zero brings the ruinables online.


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  116. From the previously linked piece on the loss of the “culture wars”:

    this means conservatives will have to become something more than conserve. We’ll have to become reactionaries. As I wrote in my new book, the reactionary is one who “lives in open revolt against the modern world.”

    If we’re to win the Culture War, that’s what we have to do. Anything less will be insufficient to save ourselves, our republic, and our civilization.

    Once, perhaps, conservatism was enough. It’s not anymore. There’s nothing left to conserve; we have to reclaim. The Third Millennium belongs to the reactionary.

    Wonderful – so I’m a “reactionary” now.


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  117. Breathtaking condescension from a grim-faced Skah bloke this morning:

    ‘Berejiklian has a fight on her hands to keep her reputation intact.’

    Ha ha oh my wordy lordy wow. Just now the stupid bag said she hasn’t been watching the hearings. Pity, because she missed a cracker yesterday where she was picked up on air telling her (convenient) ex how she was going to ‘throw money’ at Wagga.

    This will end in a stunning and brave transformation from strong womynses to just a girl deceived by another evil man.

    In other words – the Brih-nee Higgins defence.


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  118. Heightened emotions all round today. Leak going in strong there on Diktator Dan, there’s real hatred in that toon. Justified outrage. Thank goodness for cartoonists who still have a place in the mass media, even though only a few of them even begin to approach Leak’s effortless style and ability to make a point. Leak’s a man who loved his dad and there is certainly vengeance somewhere in his soul against the fascists who drove Leak Snr to his early demise.

    This morning from 5.30am to 7.00 trying unsuccessfully to get back to sleep I read in the latest Quadrant Mervyn Bendle’s entertaining essay on the antecedent differences to the mid-century cultures of the Melbourne Left and the Sydney Push which might explain some differences in their urban toxicities today. Bendle stretches the comparison a bit, but it is true that Melbourne didn’t have Sydney’s Libertarianism to the same extent, although by the 60’s Sydney had taken up its own form of Stalinism with Marxist Althusserian rigidities that could have put Melbourne to shame, only later to drift into post-modernist fantasising, edged with Gramsci takeoverism.

    I was there and lived through it all, gawpingly horrified and yet attracted as so many were. Can’t agree Mervyn that Greer didn’t push a utopian line – The Female Eunuch ends ffs with everyone living a communal life in the Italian countryside serviced by domestic help! The days of the old Royal George in the early sixties was when I caught the tail end of The Push, and knew the names bandied about but only meeting a few of them. You end on Mary’s visit to a shrink at the new millennium, Mervyn, and I wonder is this apocryphal or true, was it perhaps Mary-belle, Germaine’s protegee and friend, and my friend too, for we had things in common that others did not. Party Central was my approach to it all then. I became more familiar with what I think of as Sydney’s Bonney and Windschuttle ‘New Left’ period, and then into the 70’s and the 80’s with the Bacon and Nash ‘New Journalism’ duo et al. I was dumping these toxic cultures for myself by the 90’s when my teenage years in the 50’s reasserted themselves via some lingering common cultural sense. Not the sort of stuff though that produces memories to send you drifting back to sleep. Areff, your views on the Melbourne scene?? I have already chatted with Keith about some of this. 😀

    I wonder how many other Cats lurked on these fringes too. Quite a few, I suspect.
    A sub to Quadrant is less than $100 a year and is well worth it. Just sayin’


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  119. Fundamentals of the new medical empire that every province of it must permanently implement:

    – “Lockdown” to control illness outbreaks
    – Minimum 95% vaccination rates in adults
    – Mandatory health surveillance systems
    – Mandatory health passports for natives
    – Power of local medical officials must be unchallengeable by local traditions and customary laws (imperialist sovereignty)
    – Mandatory “lock out” penalty systems for non conformists


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  120. Thier ABCcess this morning.

    Some professor from Denmark or another hyrdy gurdy country getting a freckle clean from Fran about Covid.

    The new hotness. (as best i can recollect)

    Of course the vaccine doesnt stop you getting or passing on the disease to others“….. followed by ‘but stops you getting as sick yada yada.

    So in effect vaccinating everyone who is not in a risk group to ‘prevent the spread” as weve been chanted at here in Oz is a load of shit.

    Is Victorias Chief health officer denying the science?
    https://www.health.vic.gov.au/covid-19/directions-issued-by-victorias-chief-health-officer

    COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions
    The purpose of these directions is to impose obligations upon employers in relation to the vaccination of workers, in order to limit the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) within the population of those workers.

    Because it looks a lot like vaccination “to liit the spread’ is JuJu, witchcraft and burying cats under doorsteps to avoid the plague level of science.


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  121. Wonderful – so I’m a “reactionary” now.

    Wear it with pride. Along with rebel, insurgent, mutineer, subversive, agitator, outlier, original and all round badass.


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  122. Their ABC handing out Carbon Credits to the CPC:

    Xi Jinping is building coal stations and avoiding the COP26 summit. Is he giving up on the green China dream?

    No, of course not:

    And ahead of the climate talks, he has ordered an increase to coal-fired electricity production, with approval for more than 100 coal mines to expand capacity.

    But that doesn’t mean he isn’t serious about his pledge for a green China by 2060.

    All at once, he must fuel China’s economic growth, keep the lights on, and break the nation’s addiction to coal before it’s too late.

    And (quite understandably) unable to attend Glasgow, because busy with business.

    Strange that Scummo doesn’t have the exact same challenges.


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  123. This will end in a stunning and brave transformation from strong womynses to just a girl deceived by another evil man.

    KD – she claimed that months ago when the revelations concerning the rutting warthogs* (Beryl and Daryl) first emerged.

    *H/T areff


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  124. Today in stereotyping:-

    “Queenssslanders are, without exception … “

    Bonus points for use of the words ‘pineapple’, ‘peanut’, ‘backward’, ‘redneck’ and ‘dullard’.


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  125. Beryl. I am just a soft-hearted romantic who feels sorry for her.

    I know. My bad. Very bad, says Hairy, exuding probity from every pore.


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  126. “Of course the vaccine doesnt stop you getting or passing on the disease to others“….. followed by ‘but stops you getting as sick yada yada.

    Which also means that the vaccinated have no reason to fear the unvaccinated.


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  127. CHO’s / ‘public health’ officials are essentially imperial governors. The imperial power, their master, being the WHO. It sets the guidelines for the empire,

    WHO is in china’s pocket. What it sells is the “chinese model” of totalitarianism.


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  128. mole inadvertently just described the complete and unedited ABC mission statement:

    Some professor from Denmark or another hyrdy gurdy country getting a freckle clean from Fran about Covid.



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  129. In Intolerable Intolerance news:

    Why LGBTIQ+ advocates want Australia’s ‘gay blood ban’ to end

    [Rodney Croome] …is involved in a new petition from Just.Equal Australia, a national lobby and advocacy group representing the interests and priorities of the LGBTIQ+ community, titled ‘Medical science and international experience show our blood is safe’.

    “The current policy, imposing an abstinence period on gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming Australians who have sex with men, limits the supply of safe blood, and stigmatises gay, bi, trans and non-binary people as a threat to public health,” it reads.

    Safe as bath houses.

    Doubtless, dover will be putting this one up (as it were).


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