1,213 thoughts on “Open Thread- Weekend 30 Oct 2021”

  1. How do you find these titles. Do you have a place where you look for them?

    I draw upon my vast experience of the sordid underbelly of the human psyche. Folk here for example have had titles based on them; you several times.


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  2. Sure, but that dates to the ALP Cooper and Hanlon Governments of the 1940s.

    Iirc QLD’s Special Branch wasn’t created until 1950, with an initial focus on Communists .

    Obviously that broadened over the years, particularly under Joh.


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  3. You don’t get immunity just by being a Labor Member of Parliament.

    Really, gypsum-snorter?

    Heard of Eddie Obeid? Or Ian MacDonald?

    Neither were NSW Labor MPs or Ministers by the time ICAC finally came after them. They had long resigned their positions and been expelled from the Labor Party when the investigations and charges were laid.

    And both were pretty obviously up to dodginess for most of the time they were in power…


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  4. Dover, the “boosters” are no good anyway. They’re a re-hash of the original vaxx, not made for mutations. There’s no real equivalence with the annual flu shot.

    It’s just pumping more of the same immuno-suppressant sh*t into your body. It might create a short-term response, but that’s all.

    And, I may be wrong, but the dosage isn’t calibrated for body mass either. My slight little grandson git the same dose as a full grown man. I don’t kniw whether thus is significant or not.

    I knew about that original exposure stuff, which is why I’ve been keen to catch it. I understand that people with compromised immune systems would be at risk, but if it goes the way of the hypothesis, that’s all the vaxxed.


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  5. Iirc QLD’s Special Branch wasn’t created until 1950, with an initial focus on Communists .

    If that’s correct, then it was under the Hanlon ALP Government..
    Did it collect Intel on Joh’s days on the Kingaroy Shire Council [1944-47]?

    When did the focus shift from Communists?
    From memory, they were the instigators of the Springbok Protests in 1971, the Street Marches 1977-78, the riot at UQs Mayne Hall in 1985.


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  6. Folk here for example have had titles based on them

    A Steamy Weekend Away- They called her Boilersuit Annie. But even she had no idea what she was in for when the shovel and oil pots came out!


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  7. Well they say that the ChinaVirus virus was also meant to divide of which I can report that it’s doing a wonderful job.
    I’ve just received the minutes of yesterday’s AGM of my (30 year member) social golf club which I did not attend.
    Agenda item 3a was carried 14-6 which says that all members and guests are double vaxxed before games or social events.

    I’ve resigned. Bloody disgusting.


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  8. I think I’ve inadvertently created a series…

    The Adventures of Boilersuit Annie- A Well-Polished Dome.

    The Adventures of Boilersuit Annie- You Can Leave Your (Greasetop) Hat On…

    The Adventures of Boilersuit Annie- Blowing Off Steam.

    The Adventures of Boilersuit Annie- Well-Lubricated.

    The Adventures of Boilersuit Annie- A Hard Shunt and a One-Track Mind


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  9. JC says:
    October 31, 2021 at 5:15 pm
    Love this

    Nations are cities, with hinterland.
    So true.

    If you could call Australia a nation anymore the concept derived from the bush not city.
    They say the Diggers cemented the Australian identity by outstanding feats of arms in WWI, they were mostly country lads.
    The current big world cities are doing their level best to destroy the nations around them.


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  10. Why are Chinese afraid of getting sick?

    Because it’s a 3rd World Country with 3rd World Social Welfare, i.e. none.
    America will have to work hard to lose a war to these crooks, but I don’t doubt that they’re up to the task.


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  11. Wait until Navarro’s book comes out calli before passing final judgment.

    I suspect it was the least worst thing he could have done, the Democrats would have locked the entire place down for a long time, a really long time. The lesser evil.

    And now he’s caught big pharma too…


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  12. Taiwan’s Pandemic of The Vaccinated: More People Have Died After the Covid Injection Campaign Began

    The number of Covid related deaths has dramatically increased post-injection. Taiwan confirmed its first coronavirus case on 21 January 2020. According to Wikipedia’s ‘Deaths per day’ chart, there had been 7 deaths related to Covid for the 12 months January to December 2020.

    Between 22 March, when the Covid injection campaign began, and 21 May 2021 there had been seven additional Covid deaths. Worldometer shows there had been a total of 17 Covid deaths in the period January 2020 up to 22 May 2021.

    Two months after mass injection roll-out began, during the three months between 22 May and 22 August 2021 there had been 811 Covid deaths.

    Medical Trend reported: “On 6 October, the Kuomintang “legislator” Yeh,Yu-Lan bluntly stated in a Facebook post that the vaccine given to save lives has also nearly doubled the number of deaths due to the COVID-19, which is indeed very ironic and confusing.”

    Although the Taiwanese government has admitted that more have died post-injection than from Covid, it may be far worse than appears. Of the 847 total Covid deaths since the “pandemic” began, 830 occurred after the Covid injection roll-out.



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  13. On the topic of nations.
    Fuck the French.
    The whining over the sub deal is an insult to those buried on the western front.
    “Australia is not to be trusted”
    A bayonet up the louvre should be the answer to that.


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  14. “And both were pretty obviously up to dodginess for most of the time they were in power…”

    Correct….and note that ICAC wasn’t interested in bugging Keneally’s phone in 2009.

    The plain truth is that ICAC was missing in action during the rotten corrupt sixteen years of Labor…..Carr, Iemma, Rees and Keneally.

    Odd that.


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  15. 830 occurred after the Covid injection roll-out.

    You’d have to see the graph of the period between vaccination and death to draw any conclusions.
    If people start dropping, say, 6 months after, then it’s a worry.
    If it’s just random, then the worst you could say in the vaccine used in Taiwan isn’t effective.


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  16. Plimer now owns the brand name Sleeping Giants because the turds of Sleeping Giants did not register it.

    Saw that snippet this morning on Outsiders.

    He possesses a mighty functioning brain – collectively they have none.


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  17. Will he also own lack of success?

    If the medical establishment were saying to him “we got this” and clearly they don’t, it’s not really his problem.


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  18. You don’t have to wear them outdoors anymore Rick.

    Oh! Finally they caught up to me!

    I honestly have no idea what the rules are, stopped paying attention 12 months ago.


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  19. Any update on that claim that Argentina has banned pfizer and moderna indolent?

    The wiki said they’ve ordered 10 million doses of the Indian vaccine, so that wouldn’t be unexpected. They don’t like Westerners. They’re still pining for the Falklands in the worst way. Argies are tragics.

    Don’t you dare! Argentina issues new Falklands threat as UK plans major development (27 Oct)

    Falklands row boils over as Argentina calls for ‘decolonisation’ of islands (23 Oct)

    Hopefully Cristina will run out of squirrels eventually.


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  20. Peoples. The latest drip fed announcements of the walking back from 1 December of the loathsome restrictions New South Welshman have been labouring under for the last (almost) four months have not resulted in me feeling kindly disposed towards my fellow human beans.

    Not to mention poor ol’ carpes referring to the mighty Strat as “totally gay”.

    Not good, I tells ya. 🙁


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  21. Did Joyce grandstand while delivering nothing that the Liberal Party hadn’t already guaranteed?
    Sounds like it, the ABC says Scotty confirmed that they were never signing up to Methane Reductions.
    Then there’s this:

    Meat and Livestock Australia has already announced plans to make the red meat industry carbon neutral by 2030.

    Would like to see the detail of those “plans”.


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  22. Sleeping Giants… Plimer registeringthe name is kinda funny.
    But, if SG ever had any real traction, it was because the two or three incels running it had their agenda amplified by the editorial boards of Fauxfacts, the marxist ABC, and a few managed funds spivs.
    Without that fluffing, they’re gone.


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  23. The Snoozing Midgets would’ve probably become active in the run up to the election in March.
    Which makes Prof. Plimer’s gazumption so much more fun.


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  24. “But, if SG ever had any real traction, it was because the two or three incels running it had their agenda amplified by the editorial boards of Fauxfacts, the marxist ABC, and a few managed funds spivs.”

    Sleeping Giants did and does have real traction……

    1. These activist groups use social media such as Twitter and Facebook to attack Sky’s advertisers. Many companies have pulled advertising from Sky because cowardly middle and senior management at these companies and corporations capitulate after receiving a few scary emails and tweets from SG and other activist scum. Sky is regularly smeared as “racist”, “homophobic”, “Islamophobic”, “Covid deniers”, “climate change deniers”, “pedophile apologists” (that’s what SG smeared Andrew Bolt as after he defended George Pell back in 2019) ….cowardly advertisers lose their nerve and run.

    2. SG still attacks Sky. A few months ago I spoke to Rowan Dean and he confirmed that the broadcaster is still assailed by SG and other activist scum.

    The traction isn’t imagined…it’s real.


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  25. Plimer now owns the brand name Sleeping Giants because the turds of Sleeping Giants did not register it.

    Shit.

    I should have done that and sold merch to dumb rich bints.


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  26. I’m talking the specific “Sleeping Giants” brand. Anti-western activism will continue, with the usual spruikers and quislings, the swamp and the cathedral, but we might hope that the genus of fake grassroots online movement might be burnt for good.
    All the same, it’s disgraceful that the Gilets Jaune, Let’s Go Brandon, freedom marches are not recognized as the genuine vox pop, the modest men facing down a sea of monsters, with a lot more skin in the game than basement pretenders.


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  27. Would like to see the detail of those “plans”.

    They don’t include giving you a low price for underfed and gypsum-contaminated yearling steers, Grigory…


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  28. Sent that link regarding the Jetson to an old friend.

    Their reply:

    In this country?

    Boss, you can’t even fly a child’s toy drone without CASA approval and licensing.

    Actually the same in Sweden. You’ll need a pilot licence ( a *really* good idea). Note the Jetson is a kit. If the kit requires 51% or greater of your work it qualifies as Experimental Amateur Built under Part 21.
    Build it, get it signed off for Phase 1 testing by a CASA authorised “approved person” and go fly. After the requisite number of hours (probably 40 in this case) and you are still alive and the aircraft performing well, fly it where you like with some normal restrictions on flight over built up areas just like any other homebuilt aircraft. It isn’t that hard.
    This all started in the USA in the early 1950’s. A sympathetic CAA (now FAA) employee helped Paul Poberezny (look him up – interesting guy) through the bureaucracy to get Part 21 Experimental. Amateur built is just one of about 7 and in Australia we actually have a category that the USA doesn’t have – Continued Private Operation of a Prototype. There is also a “WTF we don’t know how to categorise this flying machine category”.


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  29. The Turdburg female is really like one those horror movie evil children.

    John Wyndham “The Midwich Cuckoos”. Movie was titled “Village of the Damned”.


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  30. @ Eyrie & Dot-

    What’s the max all-up weight and stalling speed of this Jetson thingy?

    If 250kg or less and the stall speed is max. 70kts, the vehicle could be registered as a Light Sport Aircraft, which potentially puts it into the Recreational Aviation category. Lower requirements for piloting, but limited to day VFR conditions , etc. Lower registration costs, too.


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  31. Rex, the limits for LSA are 600 Kg and 45 knots stall. However you are limited to single piston engine. Jetson will not qualify.
    Somewhat surprisingly, there are no registration fees for private VH registered light aircraft. If you go Recreational Aviation Australia you are forced to join a private body for over $200 a year and pay an annual fee to them of IIRC around $240 per year for your aircraft. Bunch of scammers enabled by CASA.


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  32. Argentina is now a pretty poor country and has been accepted vaccine donations.

    Argentina and Australia are quite similar from an arable land area / mineral resources / population perspective.

    The countries had divergent paths until quite recently, now we’re rapidly catching up to them in the socialist hell hole stakes….


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  33. You don’t have to look too deeply to realize that the ‘democratic’ party and their billionaire backers are trying to bring about social and economic collapse in the US. Green light to shoplifting. Turning public streets into toilets. Attacking productive people with punitive taxation and regulations. Mutilating children and ensuring that they will never become parents. The evil trash allowing this to happen have been around for a long long time.


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  34. Rex, the limits for LSA are 600 Kg and 45 knots stall. However you are limited to single piston engine.

    Does a Pietenpol slip in under this? I’m planning to steal the engine from Arky’s model A to keep it authentic.


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  35. rickw, yes. Friend who built a Sopwith Pup fighter is building a Pietenpol. Wings done, ready for fabric, fuselage built and being finished. He’s looking for a Continental O-200.
    His type are known as “serial offenders” (built more than one aircraft).


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  36. Somewhat surprisingly, there are no registration fees for private VH registered light aircraft

    OK- That I didn’t know.

    So CASA recoup their costs in medical and licence fees, landing charges and so forth, eh?


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  37. If you drive an oversized truck into a range of tunnels in Sydney you can lose your licence & the fines are pretty big.
    I’m sure if the a state government wanted to, in Australia, they could tweak existing regulations for the Extinction Rebellion road blockers to be subject to the same fines & loss of licence.
    They won’t.
    But they should.


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  38. Sky is regularly smeared as “racist”, “homophobic”, “Islamophobic”, “Covid deniers”, “climate change deniers”, “pedophile apologists”

    The ongoing marginalisation of normal opinion.


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  39. they could tweak existing regulations for the extinction rebellion road blockers to be subject to the same fines & loss of licence

    The sons and daughters of the nomenklatura, bern?

    Yeah right.


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  40. Twitter & TikTok are showing that Extinction Rebellion blocked a road in Canberra today.
    I can’t see it reported in the corporate media anywhere.


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  41. Rex, CASA is funded by the fuel levy. There is a $75 every two years to CASA for the medical registration. Main cost is the DAME (Designated Aviation medical Examiner) around $275 of which about 15 minutes is looking at you and 30 minutes filling in CASA paperwork. Mine is my GP.
    There is no pilot licence fee. You need a flight with an instructor every two years for which you pay him.
    Aerodromes are no longer owned by CASA. The landing fee, for those which charge it, goes to the owner/operator of the aerodrome. Some don’t in order to get the traffic and sell fuel.


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  42. The ongoing (seemingly interminable) relationships of the petit bourgeois …

    I’ve sent Liz a link to the guest post on the Digital Identity bill. Knowing my luck it will probably make her even more “not happy”. 🙁


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  43. When Gunner & CFMEU blocked that bridge in Melbourne, remember the fake nurse calling up 3AW saying the protest was blocking ambulances.
    Odd how none of them have ever called up during these Extinction Rebellion road blockages.
    Maybe the next time there’s one of these protests a Cat call 3AW a say there’s an transplant organ that being stopped from making it to a child recipient.


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  44. Stop it Eyrie!

    I’ve been looking at the Supermarine Mk26B and RV-4/7/8 for a little too long. And my dream hangar includes the Beech D17 Staggerwing and CAC-15. Or better yet, one of Pacific Aviation’s P-40 newbuilds for the express purpose of winning ‘Who’s the Biggest Dick at the Fly-In?’*

    Stop it, I tells ya!

    *KingDickusEnergy


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  45. rex, Around $250 every two years. You only need one if you are going to fly to an airport that has an airline service. If you seriously use the aircraft for point to point transport you need one, if only for weather diversions. If sport flying in your local area and airports which don’t require one , don’t bother.


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  46. When Gunner & the CFMEU blocked the Westgate bridge in Melbourne

    The more optimistic among us (naively) thought we didn’t exist in a soviet style dictatorship.


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  47. Some chump on twitter was blaming the Baldwin shooting on how much content that’s being produced for streaming services.
    That is, human capital is being stretched thin.
    That’s like blaming the cleaner for a botched heart transplant.
    Don’t operate if you don’t have the right people.


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  48. From “The Australian.”

    1 hour ago
    Albanese rules out nuke energy
    Ellie Dudley

    Anthony Albanese says he will never consider nuclear energy as a viable power source if he is elected prime minister, claiming renewable energy is the “cheapest form of new energy we’ve got”.
    The Opposition Leader’s comments on Sunday came as Scott Morrison met other world leaders at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow to discuss the world’s future power sources.
    A group of 10 European countries, led by France, asked the European Commission this month to recognise nuclear power as a low-carbon energy source that should be part of the EU’s transition towards climate neutrality.
    But Mr Albanese said the Labor government had presented a plan for renewable energy that would meet the country’s target of net-zero by 2050, adding he did not support modular nuclear reactors.
    “You’ve seen our plan for EVs, for cheaper EV’s, cutting taxes,” he told Chris Smith on Sky News on Sunday night .
    “You’ve seen our plan for new energy apprenticeships … community batteries so that we actually enable people to benefit from solar panels on roofs.”
    Mr Albanese denied that nuclear energy was “technologically advantageous” and claimed it “doesn’t stack up” for Australia.
    He said he hoped for the federal election would be called for December 11, once Mr Morrison returned from Glasgow, but conceded it could be on March 5 or as late as May.



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  49. More titles for the jaded:

    Dames, Danger and Death: her proposition was simple, be a cop with a number or a corpse with a name.

    Material Girl: they can beg and they can plead, but they can’t see the light; because the boy with the cold, hard cash is always Mister Right.

    12 Chinks and a Dame: in the Orient a strong-arm detective fights the world’s most vicious racket.

    Nice Guys Finish Dead: she said she liked nice guys but she had tombstones in her eyes.


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  50. Mole – did you not get the memo?

    We men are not allowed (not allowed, we tells ya!*) to admire an ample bit o’ boosage.

    *Courtesy of many, many dried out ol’ harpies …


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  51. If I was a metrosexual with far less facial scarring, I’d ‘out’ myself as a flaaaaaaming pouve and let the cash roll in.

    It seems to work for socka players. The Hun:

    A-League soccer player Joshua Cavallo is set to reap the rewards of his brave and powerful decision to announce that he is gay.

    Cavallo’s announcement via social media last week that “I am proud to publicly announce that I am gay,” made him the first footballer in Australia to open up about his sexuality while still playing professionally and the Adelaide United rising star is now hot property.

    Noted celebrity deal maker Max Markson said corporations and brands will embrace 21-year-old Cavallo and the offers would be lucrative.

    “Corporate Australia wants to be identified with and support the gay and lesbian LGBTIQ+ community,” Markson said.

    I thought he wanted to be left alone and be gay. Left alone, except for other gay people. Well, gay people Cavallo wants to be gay with. But otherwise left alone.

    Are there gay accountants? Will he be a guest judge on The Block? His own fashion label’s a given.


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  52. More Cavallo:

    “I hope that in sharing who I am, I can show others who identify as LGBTQ+ that they are welcome in the football community.”

    And get filthy rich, merely by being a vagina decliner.

    Identify! Identify! We are all activists now!


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  53. Last one. Cavallo:

    “Growing up being gay and playing football were just two worlds that hadn’t crossed paths before.”

    If he’s talking about soccer, growing up gay and engaging in that ‘sport’ is a perfect fit. One might say tongue in groove.


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  54. Anthony Albanese says he will never consider nuclear energy as a viable power source if he is elected prime minister, claiming renewable energy is the “cheapest form of new energy we’ve got”.

    is it opposite day again… that trick never works.


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  55. “I am proud to publicly announce that I am gay,””

    Nobody cares.

    Funny how they longed for acceptance and yet they demand and receive constant attention.


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  56. Anthony Albanese says he will never consider nuclear energy as a viable power source if he is elected prime minister, claiming renewable energy is the “cheapest form of new energy we’ve got”.

    I hope he has a Garretesque “we will change it all when we get in” moment.

    Someone spam him with the thorium dude (Kirk Sorensen).

    Look. He’s just afraid if the Greens taking is seat. Grayndler?


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  57. Knuckle Draggersays:
    October 31, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Last one. Cavallo:

    “Growing up being gay and playing football were just two worlds that hadn’t crossed paths before.”

    Yep.
    That never cropped up when I went to school. Never. Nope. Not one comment ever about “soccer poofs” or anything of the sort.

    Not at all. Nobody ever developed any word association between “soccer” & “poofter”. Never. Nix.


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  58. Albanese is praying to satan that Scotty will have an epiphany on nukes in Glasgow, it’s his only hope.
    Now Scotty is dumb, tho devious, so it can’t be ruled out, but … making nuclear power an election issue will cripple the Liberal Party for a Generation.
    That’s 30 years
    Of course, Albo is listening to his advisers, who don’t have his best interests at heart.
    Rather than die wondering, he might be better of inviting Morrison to take a Bipartisan approach to the issue.
    Scotty will take the bait, lose all his Blue Ribbon seats, then Albanese can renege on it once he’s got his feet up in the Lodge.
    The result will be the same- Liberals out of Government for 30 years..


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  59. I’m not having it – these pathetic sideswipes against the beautiful game – enough, you ground grovelling enormously lard laden beasts.

    Kick your egg pointlessly around and gleefully administer many, many head injuries to your equally brainpower challenged brethren.


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  60. Scotty and Barney have a modicum of sense.

    Promise some shit that isn’t going to happen in their lifetime, let alone be accountable for within their political careers.


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  61. Look at the sheliah soccer players around the world. Pay particular attention to the pink haired carpet muncher.

    Supposed blokes running around clutching their ankles won’t be causing a population boom anytime soon.


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  62. Has he heard of the Matildas?

    Yes, well, I suppose the Matildascissorers may have something to say about that.

    Unless Cavallo identifies as a woman, and then being gay he wouldn’t be a vagina decliner at all.


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  63. Calli:

    You would think, given the supposed gravity of the pandemic, shutting down entire economies, locking people in their homes, causing untold misery and fear, that every possible treatment would be pursued with vigour.
    But no. Not allowed.
    No wonder we’re all looking down the rabbit hole. They forced us to look.

    We may just be Bonobo Monkeys that invented alcohol, but we’re also curious little Bonobo monkeys…
    🙂


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  64. Morrison is representing the country at Rome and Glasgow.
    Macron cuts him and says Australia isn’t trustworthy. Biden says he was given a bum steer I.e. Australians misrepresented the sub deal.

    The UN Commissioner on Climate Change chimes in and says Australia is pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes.

    What cucks we are, mooching around the fringes, desperately hoping for inclusion, a welcoming word or a warm handshake. Instead, we get cold shouldered.

    Morrison should tell them to get stuffed and flounce.

    Nobody would care.


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  65. Nobody would care.

    Exactly right. We should keep digging the black gold.

    And we will. Conservative politicians need to promise more 2050 outcomes to defeat the Greens.


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  66. Farmer Gez:

    On the topic of nations.
    Fuck the French.
    The whining over the sub deal is an insult to those buried on the western front.
    “Australia is not to be trusted”
    A bayonet up the louvre should be the answer to that.

    Bring them home.
    Re inter them around Canberra so the dicks who send them can see the cost of their aggrandisement every bloody day as they zoom past in their chauffeured limousines.


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  67. Just go out and declare minus net zero by 2050.

    It’s not going to fucking matter. Bob Hawke fucked up by promising stuff within his term of Government. Just promise some shit will happen in 30 years time. No one is going to remember in 2050. The world will have moved on to the real threat by then. Starvation and trying to figure out how to knit some socks.


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  68. Bring them home.
    Re inter them around Canberra so the dicks who send them can see the cost of their aggrandisement every bloody day as they zoom past in their chauffeured limousines.

    Re – inter them next to the memorial to the fifteen thousand or so who have “no known grave.”


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  69. No one is going to remember in 2050. The world will have moved on to the real threat by then. Starvation and trying to figure out how to knit some socks.

    Yes. That is Morrison’s gamble through the middle. Say it, don’t do it if you can possibly avoid it, and throw enough money at it to keep the wolves of crony investment away from mauling you immediately. If only he had the guts to stand up and call it out properly now as nonsense, instead of pretending there is an ‘Australian way’ through all of this.

    You have to knit a sock with four knitting needles. I’ve watched it done in my youth but never tried my hand at it. I did learn the rudiments of darning. I think socks will be the least of our worries in 2050 but one thing is sure, I will not be amongst the worriers or knitting-needle wielders by then.


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  70. Gabsays:
    October 31, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Rukshan has put together highlights from the protest yesterday. That’s our Rosary group in the footage (the ones kneeling and praying).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3170kdd7ks4

    But….but….but…. they all looked like… ordinary citizens.

    …… does not compute………. (right wing anti-vaxx nutjobs, terrorists, killers of grandma)


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  71. Armadillosays:
    October 31, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I doubt any Cat could make their own clothes these days from scratch.

    Cloaks maybe, but not clothes.

    In one of those peculiar coincidences:
    As you were typing that….

    … .. I was sewing something to wear……..


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  72. I did learn the rudiments of darning.

    Darning is quite easy Lizzie.
    I do a bit from time to time, mainly for the therapeutic/calming/relaxing effect it can have.
    I’ve taught it to kids, & without intending to skyte, have done a better job of teaching than Grandma did when she taught me.


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  73. I’m not getting the whole “reintern them” stuff. We have had almost 100 years to do that. Pick up some body parts and re-bury them in Australia ? No point running around demanding stuff now. It’s virtual signalling by relatives who have no right to .

    There’s a pretty good chance they never met the poor bastard, let alone spoke a word to them.


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  74. Armadillosays:
    October 31, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    darning is quite easy Lizzie.
    I do a bit from time to time, mainly for the therapeutic/calming/relaxing effect it can have.

    Pussy.

    Oh I see, you’re one of those chaps who scorns me in public, then ducks down an alleyway, furtively slips me a tenner to have me repair the holes in your socks, where nobody can see.


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  75. I’ve never seen so many large trees uprooted as I have this weekend down at the peninsula. Some of these trees are enormous cypresses that were ripped out of the ground in last week’s storm. We’ve still only have partial electricity. FMD


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  76. Armadillo:

    I’m not getting the whole “reintern them” stuff. We have had almost 100 years to do that. Pick up some body parts and re-bury them in Australia ?

    It’s more the symbolism of it than anything practical.
    Just a message to the French on how much we ‘appreciate’ their attitude of ‘untrustworthiness.’
    Remember this entire affair came about because we called them on their duplicitous actions over a contract they had no intention of honouring.
    In essence, the submarine deal was a farce, Australia was treated as a country bumpkin by the sophisticated French and they got the shits when we called them on it. If we accept being treated as uneducated riff raff from the arse end of the world, then that’s what we are in their eyes.


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  77. How would a solar or wind farm go in comparison?

    Imagine, propellers on sticks surviving longer than a few days on Bass Strait. The blade contraption would be gone in a few days.


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  78. Anyway, “Sliante” to all on the Cat.

    There was a very fine lunch, with several glasses of excellent pinot noir, and good dining companions, in the Swan Valley, in honor of my birthday, and an evening drinking and telling dirty stories, with low companions. The ladies have retired for the evening…Closing down now, out.


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  79. and @PolDot

    you can buy CBRN gear from Amazon via doverObeachs’s AMAZON Link.

    Stock up and stop transliterating others comments.

    Have you swallowed too much CAD????


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  80. Looking at that video of yesterday’s Melbourne protest, of the young feller playing the national anthem on the violin, & the coppers lined up behind the crowd….

    ….. those coppers must have felt deep shame as he played.


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  81. I doubt any Cat could make their own clothes these days from scratch.

    Cloaks maybe, but not clothes.

    I am sure that Grigory would show you how to make a skinsuit, if you asked him nicely…


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  82. those coppers must have felt deep shame as he played.

    How can you feel shame if you have no conscious???

    They are employed for a reason that does not involve humanity!


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  83. PolDot

    How is the CADmium playing in your head????

    Is it better than the Lithium you’ve been told to take…

    Whoops.. I can see Walgett from your humpy.


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  84. On the Brink of Triumph, Green Faces Its Nemesis
    By Richard Fernandez

    The global energy shortage is making Green look like a failure, laments the New York Times, even as politicians meet to enshrine it. “Some governments across the continent now fear that higher heating bills this winter could bolster populists in upcoming national elections in several countries. Hungary has claimed that rising gas prices are linked to the European Union’s climate ambitions, which its prime minister, Viktor Orban, decried as ‘utopian fantasy.’ Poland, a major coal producer that has never been a fan of the European Commission’s emissions-reductions targets, has pressed Brussels to change or delay some of its proposed measures.”

    Lucky Australia paid for the OECD chief.

    We might be in trouble otherwise.
    https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2021/10/31/on-the-brink-of-triumph-green-faces-its-nemesis-n1528334


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  85. Flying Pigs:

    “Some governments across the continent now fear that higher heating bills this winter could bolster populists in upcoming national elections in several countries. Hungary has claimed that rising gas prices are linked to the European Union’s climate ambitions, which its prime minister, Viktor Orban, decried as ‘utopian fantasy.’

    Higher prices for energy was the aim of the Greens and their political hacks.
    The high prices were meant to cut back energy use.
    The mantra of cheap renewables was only made when the peasants arced up at the prices.
    Now that prices are going up, they’re complaining? That was the aim!


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  86. Today is the feast day, among other things, of St. Caesarius of Terracina. This bloke arrived in Italy and started protesting against the following local custom:

    A young man was pampered with material delights and fulfilled in all his wishes for eight months; then he was obliged to mount on a richly harnessed horse, climb up to the summit of city’s cliff and throw himself into the void, with the recalcitrant horse, to crash against the rocks and perish in the waves in honour of the god Apollo, as a propitiatory offering for the prosperity of the state and the emperors.

    Hey eight good months is eight good months. Unhappy with his barking, the city’s governor put Caesarius and another local Christian into a sack, which he had turfed into the ocean from a cliff.

    The governor’s name was (I am not kidding) Luxurius.

    There’s a message in there somewhere for all of us.


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  87. I think Begone Day was yesterday at some point, Cassie.

    You could tell. Blood moons, three-legged calves being born and crows calling out in French.


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  88. Footage on Skah this morning of Tim Smith’s motor being retrieved from a house in Hawthorn and flat-bedded away.

    Sweet ride. Politics pays well, it would seem.


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  89. Dear non loon and valued contributor, Pigsy,

    Oooh yes I am definitely JC’s sockpuppet. That’s because Dover knows me and JC are two different people and he definitely encourages sockpuppets. Sure, everyone owns CBRN gear so nuclear war is nothing to dear (actually my point was, you drug addled moron, that we have a state of MAD and ironically, peace). Yep CAD is the worst investment of all time, more so than call options on R Kelly’s future earnings, plus the unintentional racism in your valued contribution was a real charm.

    Tell me, what colour is the sky up your rectum?


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  90. Farmer Gez:

    The study, which hasn’t been published in a peer-reviewed journal yet, established that “1.5mg per litre of free chlorine with a pH between 7 and 7.2 reduced the infectivity of the virus by more than 1000-fold within 30 seconds.”

    When I was doing the remote nursing stuff, the best thing to stop the ear/eye/froat diseases was to install a swimming pool.
    Of course it didn’t help when the pools had to be drained because some bastard of a kid thought it funny to shit in it.


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  91. The Australian is reporting that Chemist Warehouse made a mozza for their owners in the last year.
    $454m of dividends for the 2021 financial year to their two co-founders, on the back of increased on-line sales and sales to government (PPE).
    Gee, the pandemic was lucky for some.


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  92. Gen Z workers are terrifying millennial bosses with woke demands: Junior at vibrator startup called boss on weekend to demand BLM support while others assign tasks to their bosses, and demand PTO for ‘anxiety’

    Born between 1997 and 2012, the 72 million members of Generation Z are beginning to enter the workforce – and stump their older bosses
    Gen Z’ers are starting their first jobs amidst a pandemic that has revolutionized possibilities for working from home and upended social norms as we know them
    Lola Priego, 31, CEO of testing start up Base –said a Gen Z worker sent HER a Slack message giving her a task to complete
    Polly Rodriguez, 34, CEO of vibrator startup Unbound, said a Gen Z employee asked on a Saturday how the firm would support Black Lives Matter
    Within days, the company hired a diversity, equity and inclusion firm to give employee trainings and launched a fundraiser supporting sex workers of color
    Gabe Kennedy, 30, founder Plant People was asked by a Gen Z job prospect why she needed to work an 8 hour shift if she completed all of her tasks for the day
    Ali Kriegsman, 30, co-founder of Bulletin said she doesn’t know how to handle texts from younger staff who say they are ‘too anxious to work’ or have cramps
    ‘As an entrepreneur, I want to call out sometimes… because my period is making me super hormonal… But I’m in a position where I have to push through’
    Andy Dunn CEO of clothing company Bonobos, 42, said that a Gen Z editor made 1,100 ‘sensitivity edits’ to book he’s writing



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  93. Of course it didn’t help when the pools had to be drained because some bastard of a kid thought it funny to shit in it.

    Cite you the community where the kids ‘got bored”, stole a Toyota, and drove it into the brand new swimming pool…


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  94. Zipster:

    Smartphones and Social Media – A Mass Surveillance Dystopia

    That was interesting especially the Panopticon part where the individual starts to self censor because they can’t tell if they are being watched – becoming in effect, the own gaoler.


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  95. Polly Rodriguez, 34, CEO of vibrator startup Unbound, said a Gen Z employee asked on a Saturday how the firm would support Black Lives Matter

    I know which employee to put on the Larry Pickering Memorial giant black dildo production line.


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  96. In-N-Out Burger tells California Gov Newsom where he can stuff his forced covid jab edicts:

    “We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business,” the statement said. “This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, and offensive.”

    In-N-Out gets it. Oh, and they make awesome burgers as well.


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  97. Cohenite:

    In addition there is some credence being given that he shat himself when he was meeting the pope, which if true is beyond irony.

    Shitting oneself in public appears to be an ongoing issue with this administration…


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  98. @ Winston:

    “Higher prices for energy was the aim of the Greens and their political hacks.
    The high prices were meant to cut back energy use.”

    A death cult’s gotta do what a death cult’s gotta do!

    Throughout history, COLD has killed BILLIONS more people than heat. Either outright via hypothermia or via starvation brought on by the loss of “wild foods” or crops and livestock..

    It’s the PLAN, Stan.


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  99. Top Ender:

    “The fight did involve some use of some weapons and as a result of that a couple of people had to be conveyed to the hospital, with non life threatening injuries but quite nasty,” Sgt Howie said.
    “One guy was hit by a shovel – from my understanding they might have to undergo some surgery.”

    Not just the Territory, TE.
    One night in Laverton W.A. I got three from one family who had used – yes – a shovel on each other to enforce family discipline.
    Mum hit the son and broke his ankle + nasty laceration to the foot, Dad hit mum with the same shovel half an hour later and gave her (IIRC) a nasty little concussion + the obligatory laceration.
    While I was sewing up mums head, someone gave dad a whack with the same bloody shovel and carved up his leg reasonably well.
    The son was quiet because I’d called the doc and he’d ordered lots of morphine. Mum and Dad were threatening to have a dingdong in A & E and I’d had quite enough thank you. Stood on the verandah and shouted at the mob – and they were a mob, it being little payday – “Nobody is getting any more treatment until that bloody shovel gets handed over!”
    I had this sudden glimpse of myself as the Pharisee at the stoning of the old bloke in Life of Brian.
    Good times.


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  100. Just got back from Bunnings before I’m ‘locked out’. Man so many people still wearing masks outside. Crazy. I saw one bloke not wearing a mask inside, nobody seemed to give a shit.

    They have ‘security’ at the entrance which causes a bottle neck forcing people in close proximity, pretty dumb. I fake QR coded like usual.

    But the bigger thing was that the atmosphere was generally quiet negative, like something has changed for the worst, where it was me or the general feel of the place I don’t know. I think it’s time to find a new country. One that values freedom. I no longer belong here.


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  101. Sancho, I’ve just done a run to my second son’s place in Redfern delivering Panadol and cash. He called for help this morning saying he had splitting headache and sore throat. Did you have your second Pfizer jab? I enquire, because there’s a lot of real Covid in Redfern public housing, and he says yes about a week ago. Maybe it’s a reaction to that I say. Or maybe you have Covid. Perhaps get a test? And I’ll deliver some cash and Panadol in a bag, wear a mask out to meet me because I’m not too well either with lingering kidney infection and my resistance would be lower. Masked up with these talismans like posies against the plague, we chatted outside at a distance for a few minutes as I handed over the goods. In this area it looked like just another a drug deal. Which of course it was. 🙂

    Hope Panadol is holding the fort for you too, Sancho, vs whatever jab you received. Panadol Extra is keeping me going till specialist’s review on Friday, with its 135mg of caffeine included. Highly recommended. No good at bedtime though.

    Pretty quiet around here today. Everyone out to lunch.


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  102. I think it’s time to find a new country. One that values freedom. I no longer belong here.

    It’s my country. It’s the other buggers who don’t deserve it and should leave.


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  103. I no longer belong here.

    Razey, it’s the zeitgeist. I am no longer sure what makes anyone belong anywhere.

    It’s life on a knife-edge, unwieldy, uncertain, dispiriting. How are the little fledgies? I ask Hairy when I get home from more ultrasound prodding. Gone, he says. Disappeared. No sign of them, nor mum.

    The crows are cawing in the distance. Must be better days to come, I say to no-one, searching the skies like a farmer looking for rain. It is one of those days that sit heavy, where time is stuffed too full of dreads to move. A doldrums of a day.


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  104. @Lizzie:

    I think it was Gen. Patton who told his troops, (paraphrasing a bit):

    “Nobody ever did any good dying for his country:

    The goal is to make the other poor dumb bastard die for HIS country.”

    This partly explains why “civil” wars have a well-deserved, very bad reputation as being extremely “uncivil”: Two, (or sometimes more) sides; ONE country.

    Never forget that the two-way rifle range is a pretty unforgiving place and ALWAYS has been. Furthermore: You may not be interested in War, but War may be interested in YOU.


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