2,962 thoughts on “Open Thread- Mon 1 Nov 2021”

  1. I was a nice bloke until you took the jab, JC?

    Yea, pretty much and then you went all “Queensland” on me. With the first hint of disagreement you went with the “wog” tag as an ethnic slur. All because I made a personal fucking decision and had the vax. Seriously, what the fuck is it with some of you peripheral rednecks up there and ethnic slurs? You know what really gets to me, it’s the fact that you’re so peripheral and feel you need to made ethnic slurs in order to appear taller than what you really are. You’re a midget.

    Oh, and how’s the real cost of dealing with China, with hindsight?

    Nope, firstly your view on China and what we should do is stupid. Also, you were critical of me even though you’re not exactly “purified”

    As much as you city poofs like to think you’re above us country bumpkins, in reality, you’re just sad insulated fucks, constantly bombarded with bullshit, carrying chips on your shoulders and scared of what you don’t understand beyond the city limits sign.

    Okay, I can live with that. Can you live with the fact that you’re peripheral redneck idiot though?

    There, I said it.

    #MeToo


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  2. Cormann seems to have slipped straight into (presumably tax free) life at the OECD.

    A hand into a glove.

    Which tells you all you need to know about Cormann. He was made for the job.


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  3. Overall, not a bad tanty Suggestion.

    A bit drawn out though, somewhat repetitive though and a bit snippy. Bit of a shotgun approach. I thought you could have smiled a bit more as well.

    Competitive, but you haven’t got the X Factor. I’m afraid you won’t be going through to the finals in Sydney.


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  4. going by the undercover findings of Project Veritas none of the scientists developing these Frankenstein vaxxes are keen to actually use them.

    Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk…


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  5. A Suggestionsays:

    November 5, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    I don’t know about anyone else, but the constant snipping on the open forum is becoming a bore.
    Lift your games.

    You could always, you know … fuck off.
    BTW.
    It is ‘sniping’ not ‘snipping’.


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  6. “”H B Bearsays:
    November 5, 2021 at 7:49 pm
    Cormann seems to have slipped straight into (presumably tax free) life at the OECD. Unsurprisingly.”

    Surely he snipped straight into it?


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  7. rickwsays:
    November 5, 2021 at 7:51 pm
    I wonder how many of the elite are actually jabbed?

    Fuck all. To important to inject with experimental vaccines.

    If you were a multimillionaire would you?


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  8. So Piglet.
    You’re not a fan of my plan to put the weights on all the expat pedos in SE Asia?
    Pity.
    There must be thousands of them.
    Personally, I think most lone males who lurk around SE Asia for great lengths of time are probably a bit suss.


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  9. Rex Anger is a Narrative Promoter.
    The Narrative is:
    Don’t worry, be happy [+ Liberal Party bad].

    Wow, everyone wants a slap-fight with Rexy tonight! 😀

    Share the love, Grigory. The others need it too.

    Or was the rubbery layer of connective tissue on top of your steak (i.e. Fascia) too hard to chew through tonight, so you thought log on and engage in some gypsum-fuelled wrongology instead?

    #Muttonhead


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  10. Hi JC
    Before July 31, you said you were going to be a lot harder on a few of the shills and urgers on any new iteration of the Cat.
    What happened?

    Thanks Ed. I really need to lift my game. I’m just too nice at times and need to do more.


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  11. Hi JC
    Before July 31, you said you were going to be a lot harder on a few of the shills and urgers on any new iteration of the Cat.
    What happened?

    You waited until [Ed] October to surface….

    #HuntTheWhiiiiiiteSuuuuuub!


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  12. “So I’ve been censored for calling out invective.”

    Where have you been censored? You’ve been called out for being a bore.

    Here’s a suggestion…..

    LIFT YOUR GAME.


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  13. Yeah JC, lift your game.
    I did like “peripheral redneck idiot” at the bottom of the previous page.
    Very nice.
    But there’s just not enough of that sort of high class NY style drive-by.


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  14. A Suggestionsays:

    November 5, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    So I’ve been censored for calling out invective.
    So be it.

    Ah, no.
    If you repeat the same phrase often enough, the spaminator identifies it and blocks it.


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  15. censored

    Translated:

    ‘The ability to berate everyone in reach who doesn’t wish to speak about what I want to speak about, and and to do so without question or comeuppance*.’

    *Love that word.


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  16. Sod off Cassie.
    It appears that invective is the standard here.
    I tried. I failed.
    All hail the mighty free speech – regardless of consequences.
    If you want to know why the right is failing? Look at yourselves.


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  17. FlyingPigssays:

    November 5, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Panzy knows Australian pedophiles in SE Asia yet does his best to associate his mates with Bosi.

    Look, your command of English is limited.
    Allow me to correct you:-
    “Panzer suspects that pedophilia is rife in SE Asia, judging by regular arrests of Australian expats on such matters. Panzer would like to see action to disrupt this activity and will lobby minor parties to that effect.”
    Not sure why that upsets you so, Piglet.


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  18. Sancho Panzersays:
    November 5, 2021 at 11:32 am

    But, truth is, I am not much fussed what anyone outside my immediate circle thinks.

    Lilo, have ever considered, for even just a minute, that most here feel the same about your clever observations?

    Go back and check the upticks.


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  19. If you want to know why the right is failing? Look at yourselves.

    You wrongly assume that “the right” is, or should be, one homogeneous mass.


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  20. Since we are getting details of ppls insides and what’s wrong with them, I want to put it on record that my insides are fine. The outside is a bit worn though.


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  21. Northern Territory Police have charged a man over an alleged sexual assault of a young child in East Arnhem.

    The 31-year-old man was arrested at a remote community on Tuesday following investigations by the Child Abuse Taskforce.

    The alleged assault occurred on October 24, and police believe the child was known to him.

    The man has been charged with indecent dealings with a child under 10 years old.

    He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in the Darwin Local Court on December 15, after his first appearance on Thursday.

    ABC


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  22. Razeysays:
    November 5, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    H B Bearsays:
    November 5, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    As the ‘Conspiracy nuts’ warned at the time, it was always about Tracking & Tracing Individuals movements & other related Bug Testing.

    More nuts than conspiracy. Go back to working on your manuscript of Gulag Archipelago.

    According to theosophy those who work against human freedom eventually lose the conscious ‘light’ loaned to them, ultimately resulting in those types of ‘humans’ failing and ending up in darkness.

    I think this madness will need to run its course. Not unlike the USSR under Stalin, or Cambodia under Pol Pot.

    An obvious sign of such ‘endarkening’ is when people can happily discuss & even agree on hot topics for days, weeks, months & years, when talking with those they believe to have a handle on, and yet totally freak out when an “uncontrolled” “outsider” pops in to say the very same things that’s perfectly acceptable when the “controlled”, “insiders” says ’em.

    It isn’t the information that’s objected to (as it’s acceptance, when delivered by ‘acceptable’ people, proves), but that it’s delivered by “unknowns”.

    For starters there’s always the terror that the Ruling Dictators are having another purge of old allies who are no longer useful in selling The Current, Approved, Narrative.

    The first duty of narrative controllers is to nail foul lies to “unknowns” who refuse to yield to The Narratives.

    Selling a Narrative means presenting ‘the other side’ and ‘beating it’.

    This goes on a lot on social media, often with one professional propagandist running both the ‘winning’ & ‘losing’ characters.

    No matter how good the ‘losing’ argument is, it will stumble, fail & fall before making the kill shot against the bad argument that’s been set up to ‘win’.

    But, when there’s an “unknown” also speaking in The Narrative, well, it can tend to spook the whoreses …


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  23. have ever considered, for even just a minute, that most here feel the same about your clever observations?

    Perfectly fine by me, Ba-Ba-Ba-Bundy.
    I am not trying to direct traffic about whether or not other people get jabbed, if and how they might protest against vax mandates or lockdowns.
    Others are.
    Dickless uptickers mostly.


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  24. LOL. A Queen Bee lays down the law.

    I am not trying to direct traffic about whether or not other people get jabbed, if and how they might protest against vax mandates or lockdowns.



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  25. It appears that invective is the standard here.
    I tried. I failed.

    No. You tried to interfere in an ongoing stoush/feud/Struth-trying-to-relieve-his-own-psychological-pressures-in-his-unique-and-longstanding-and-thoroughly-unappreciated-manner. This was never going to end well.

    All hail the mighty free speech – regardless of consequences.

    No. It is not our fault if a participant in Tha Game fails to request an annotated copy of Tha Roolz of Engougement beforehand, and/or fails to twig from the way the others are en-gouging.

    If you want to know why the right is failing? Look at yourselves.

    I told you that a double-plugger armed Catallaxy is a polite Catallaxy. You consciously got in the way of a thong aimed at someone else’s forehead.

    Either plug back, or plug off and shout encouragement from the sidelines while quaffing your beverage of choice…


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  26. Look at this bastard: Remove distortions’: Mathias Cormann calls for fossil fuel subsidies to be abolished

    Which of course is a standard left talking point. It also explains why over the last 20 years my relationship with the lieboral party has gone from rusted on/kool aide drinker to disappointment to dislike and now to outright hatred.


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  27. f off bitch.
    I lost. You gloat. That is how it is to be.

    Golly.
    That escalated quickly.
    And this from someone who wanted people to “lift their game” a mere half an hour ago.
    “No more invective” I think was the catch-cry.


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  28. I lost panzer. Lift your game is not possible.
    ergo I change my mind to match the rules as the cat use them.
    Invective is the go to communication method.
    Oh by the way. F off.


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  29. It may be that those north of the Tweed are starting to sense the sights turning their way. It is disconcerting.

    You have my sympathy. It’s very hard to resist once the screws start to tighten and you’re excluded from everything.


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  30. Sancho Panzersays:
    November 5, 2021 at 8:42 pm
    Do tell Ba-Ba-Ba-Bundy.
    Whatever your story is, I am sure it will make riveting reading for all.

    Maybe Nick can jog your memory?


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  31. Delta A:

    So the shifty GP was right, after all. BM could have dropped dead at any moment until the op. We’ve often wondered about the logistics of retrieving a body from the the plug peak of Mount Warning. Fortunately, God didn’t want him just then.

    Silly girl, you don’t retrieve a body from the top of Mt Warning – you just chuck it off the side and let it bounce to the bottom and thence – if you’ve kicked it just the right way – into the ambulance.
    Extra points if he doesn’t get hung up on the doors.


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  32. FlyingPigssays:

    November 5, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Sancho Panzer says:
    November 5, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Sancho Panzer is a NATO peacekeeper.

    Really unsure why my thoughts on child protection in SE Asia upset you so Piglet.
    I would have thought that, as a principle, that would have universal support.
    To be clear, I am suggesting due process for those who are charged as a result. Not some sort of summary justice administered by The People.


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  33. Thanks, but if it’s all the same to you I will follow the advice of my specialist.

    Your specialist would know what about covid or the vax, exactly? With the medical profession having been threatened to keep quiet about side effects so as not to discourage getting vaxxed, you’d rely on anything any of them said about the vax?
    How’s the sore arm and tingles? Microclots? Better hope none of them make it to anywhere important.


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  34. Too good to leave on the back pages.

    twostixsays:
    November 5, 2021 at 10:26 am

    I have a regular scan due in March. I will be using a vax passport to attend if I have to.
    Sorry St Ruth.
    Not standing (or falling unnecessarily) with a possible undetected cancer to keep you happy.

    People figured out months ago that your relentless mocking of struth isn’t because his ideas are dumb, or even anything to do with struth – other than you hate him because he’s a dumb working class Queenslander. It’s because he makes you feel like you’re being exposed as a coward having to explain to everyone why you fully intend on doing nothing and embracing everything while pretending that there is no other option.



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  35. Gabsays:

    November 5, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    This ”Á Suggestion” person seems awfully angry. Who is he or she anyway?

    Really?
    You have no inkling of who that might be from Dead Cat days?
    The explosive anger is a hint.


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  36. Too good to leave on the back pages.

    twostixsays:
    November 5, 2021 at 10:47 am
    Imagine the gall of someone who spent months and months viciously hen-pecking, piling on and mocking struth about his quite brave lonely little protest of walking out of his house and down to his Anzac memorial in the depths of the ‘pandemic’ hysteria last year, then sitting here quietly 18 months later when Victorian protestors turned up en-masse at the Victorian ‘Shrine’ (sans-him, of course) and everyone here was rooting for them and raging against the media and state for persecuting and mocking and lying about them thinking: “oh shit, please nobody remember my 30,000 vicious comments last year mocking and lying about Struth for doing and urging everyone to do that very thing“.

    It’s not just that you’re a coward leigh-lowe, it’s that you’re completely useless politically. You’re the mediocre player who dances around the scrum and the ball every match but strangely never seems to touch it, who occasionally tries to ‘tackle’ people but never actually brings anyone to the ground, whose ideas are shit and instincts are non-existent and who covers for all that by aggressively mouthing off loudly at everyone on the field. Everyone rolls their eyes, it’s all a farce, everyone knows it.



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  37. Really unsure why my thoughts on child protection in SE Asia upset you so Piglet.

    why are you so obsessed about the love you long time trade in SE asia?


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  38. Go Ba-Ba-Ba-Bundy!
    Nice work.
    I think you just reinforced the thought that arses are puckering north of the Tweed.
    Anastasia’s comin’ for youse!


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  39. why are you so obsessed about the love you long time trade in SE asia?

    Not really obsessed.
    The incident in WA with the little girl got me thinking how much of this stuff goes on around the world completely unencumbered.
    It struck me that the Australian government could do something to disrupt Australian expats engaging in this sort of stuff, and it is something a minor party can really leverage.
    The majors would be very wary about not being seen to act.


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  40. I can’t even recall you chiming in on behalf of Team Zeppelin…

    Someone mention Zeppelins? Bern, it’s not too late, they haven’t tapered yet.
    moderated

  41. china in focus
    00:56 Customers fight while panic-buying in China
    02:33 China: prices officially listed for organ donations
    06:31 China: police threaten electoral candidates
    07:41 Human rights lawyer’s license cancelled
    10:17 Pentagon: China nuclear threat level doubles
    11:37 China may not attack Taiwan soon: U.S. general
    12:50 U.S. detained China’s top solar firm products
    14:11 ‘You are not alone’: EU lawmakers tell Taiwan
    16:16 South Korea eyes end of war with the North


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  42. This is too intriguing to leave on another thread: Two posts at Eugyppius here and here indicate that COVID appeared in China in Spring 2019 and was spreading in Europe by September. As he says:

    To begin with, this new chronology shows that our impressions of the first wave were all wrong. The upside of those waves, as they washed ashore in each of our countries, was an artefact of increasing diagnostic capacity and the ramping up of mass testing through March and April. In many places, true infections were probably already receding as capacity increased, generating false case peaks where the two lines came to intersect. This was certainly the case in Germany, and it fuelled exaggerated views of SARS-2 transmissibility in those early months that have remained with us ever since.

    The new chronology als shows that standard views of the transmissibility and pathogenicity of SARS-2 have been wildly exaggerated. Community spread went unnoticed for months in Italy and France and surely elsewhere in Europe too. Some doctors noted strange bilateral pneumonia cases in their elderly patients in the last months of 2019, but there was no obvious hospitalisation or mortality signal until very late in the winter. The earliest identified cases in Italy are all concentrated in the northern Italian pandemic epicentre, but the lesson is that it took multiple months for these early infections to reach critical mass. The Lombardy outbreak wasn’t seeded in the middle of February by Patient 1 from Codogno. All of this mind-numbing discussion of exponential growth has obscured the intriguing fact that the earliest stages of the pandemic, in the absence of all restrictions, unfolded very slowly indeed.

    What a disaster this has been.


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  43. hey panzy

    you ever figured blokes that understand SE Asia might actually like the place.

    You think the jink is real in SE Asia???

    What about the dirty filth in Australia?

    More sexual corruption in Australia than SE Asia you foul fuck.


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  44. Not really obsessed.
    The incident in WA with the little girl got me thinking how much of this stuff goes on around the world completely unencumbered.
    It struck me that the Australian government could do something to disrupt Australian expats engaging in this sort of stuff, and it is something a minor party can really leverage.
    The majors would be very wary about not being seen to act.

    you been hanging out in patong again?

    there is already systems in place to deal with underage prostitution in these countries. why are you concerned about expats there?


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  45. Isn’t that an indication that they don’t actually vote at all? That the Dem. machine votes for them.
    Maybe they are not “stupid”. Maybe they are disenfranchised.

    No, no, no! That can’t possibly be. On the Old Cat, munty repeatedly assured us that only Republicans engage in voter suppression and vote harvesting.


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  46. just goes to show that a bioweapon does not need to be particularly deadly to be extremely effective.

    just follow up a viral release with a social media campaign and prepared WHO management plan and voila self combustion of western economies.


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  47. BabarunnyTedrumbundy.

    I won’t speak for anyone else. These are my views:

    I mocked St.Ruth because he focused, quite specifically, on Victorians when the Andrews purge was at its height. Regardless of who, and their personal circumstances he derided every single one of them. For not ‘standing, fighting and if necessary falling’, which was also the Faulty mating call at the time.

    The problem with that was that St.Ruth intended to do none of this himself, throwing out offerings like ‘socialism has sat me on my arse’ while not asking, but demanding that everyone stand his way, and fight his way. And no other way.

    I mocked St.Ruth because he took it upon himself to simultaneously portray all Quenthlanders as a warrior poet race, who would never stand for such malarkey. He would brook no argument on this, despite not being a Queenslander himself.

    I mocked him for using SovCit terminology again and again in his daily epistles, and his hectoring from afar. When questioned he held up the Convoy* as proof of his ability to lead the dumber common man onto the path of wisdom, and I further mocked him for saying ‘I’ve had guns pulled on me by the Feds’ which turned out to be anything but the case, by his own admission.

    I also mocked him for his stories about carrying a hard copy of the Constitution in his truck (which turned out to be not his truck) and waving it at anyone with the scent of TyRannY about them while threatening to ram border checkpoints in someone else’s truck.

    I mocked him for his lightning-quick clinging to nutters including Faulty and Bosi (although to his credit, he says he’s ditched them both – although he still uses language straight from the A1 ‘despatches’).

    I mocked him for demanding everyone else throw their livelihoods and businesses they worked their entire lives for in the bin on his say so, while he went to work – thus enabling the same TyRannY.

    I mocked him for branding everyone in the country who did not resist exactly the way he wanted them to as traitors, before wishing blood clots and death upon them.

    Every towering Matterhorn of a statement he thunders from the pulpit morphs into, under the bulb of casual scrutiny, a suburban BMX track.

    And perhaps most importantly, the Most Reverend St. Ruth Thunberg had the colossal temerity to set out how and why I should commemorate Anzac Day.

    There’s more, but this is the guts of it.

    *Brilliantly described by someone on the ExCat as a ‘cavalcade of cartes’, in reference to a Crusade.


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  48. the mediocre player who dances around the scrum and the ball every match but strangely never seems to touch it, who occasionally tries to ‘tackle’ people but never actually brings anyone to the ground

    This is known as ‘leading from the couch’.


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  49. What about the dirty filth in Australia?

    More sexual corruption in Australia than SE Asia you foul fuck.

    Well, we wouldn’t know that for sure would we?
    Simple fact.
    Pay offs are way easier in low income countries.
    It doesn’t mean officials in those countries are inherently more corrupt.
    I mean, an offer of AUD 500 to an Aussie copper probably doesn’t get you far, but in parts of the world where that is a month’s salary …


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  50. / Helium use intensifies…

    It does…

    Israel Prepares To Launch Giant Missile And Aircraft Detection Blimp Dubbed “Sky Dew” (4 Nov)

    On Nov. 3, 2021, the Israeli Air Force announced it is about to deploy its balloon-mounted radar system with advanced missile and aircraft detection. The blimp, one of the world’s largest according to the official statements, has completed the final testing and will soon be deployed in the north of the country (the exact location and date were not specified), to beef up the air defenses in a region where Israel has observed a “proliferation of Iranian drones and cruise missiles“.

    Observation balloons are back, now with radar. Nice reuse of old tech, especially since the IDF have local air superiority to protect it by.


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  51. Bruce. Also handy to have the baddies concentrating on a cheap big well defended target while the drones etc hover miles above.

    Sort of thinking how observation balloons became big flack traps for those trying to shoot them down.


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  52. Leaving the blockquote fail aside:

    Knobbles, if that’s not worth a knob polish from Lilo I can’t help you.

    So….. you can help me if it is worth a polish?

    Help me with what?

    Do they speak English in ‘what’?


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  53. you don’t retrieve a body from the top of Mt Warning – you just chuck it off the side and let it bounce to the bottom

    Of course. Silly me.

    This is where your medical experience shines through, Winnie. 🙂


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  54. KD at 9:30.
    Quite so.
    Except for this:-

    I mocked St.Ruth because he focused, quite specifically, on Victorians when the Andrews purge was at its height. Regardless of who, and their personal circumstances he derided every single one of them.

    Not quite every single one.
    Apart from mOnster, the distaste of Victorians here for the Hunchback was universal and they all resisted his bullshit in their own way.
    But those perceived as being sympathetic towards the Ranting of Breadvan Man were spared his Wrath.
    However, others who did not bow before Van Man were attacked mercilessly.


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  55. This one’s for military type Cats – everyone has heard the horror tales of veterans claims rejected by Department of Veteran’s Affairs, but there is a book released regarding “The Repat Racket” by Malcolm Smith, with a chapter about some of the shonkier claims made to D.V.A.

    – a 90 year old man’s death can be considered war caused.

    – a tap on the shoulder could leave a man a shattered wreck for life.

    – a deceased veteran can have two widows. (My favorite was the veteran who left behind THREE widows…)


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  56. Cormann seems to have slipped straight into (presumably tax free) life at the OECD. Unsurprisingly.

    According to the Credkin, this is why we need more gliberals on the world stage.

    As if we aren’t an enough of a global laughing stock.


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  57. you’re still obsessing about it, is there a particular incident you want to share?

    Is it wrong to focus on child abuse for a day or so?
    Here’s the thing.
    Almost every arrest of this filth in SE Asia turns up years, even decades of undetected abuse, and many are only caught through pure luck.
    This tells me there could be extensive undetected abuse.
    Worth a look.
    Worth ratcheting up the pressure.
    Not sure why this would bother people. I am still talking about proper due process, not a Bosi Posse of The People.


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  58. Weird ‘itlerist times, peoples. 🙁

    Existing under ‘oose arrest now for over five months.

    Nothing like those wonderful erstwhile freedoms that western liberal democracies supposedly gifted you, to make you want to watch a very big weekly dose of pure pop muzak, until you die. 🙂


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  59. I worked from home today.
    I spent two hours listening to the Peoples Pundit go through the elections.
    Once you get past him sounding like Frank Grimes (Homers arch enemy) it’s fascinating the data projects he undertakes.
    In the US, there is a big enough population for these data driven guys to be supported.
    Zero chance of that in Oz.

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


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

    November 5, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Lift your game people.

    My game is fine.
    I’m leaving it right where it is.
    Don’t mess with success (as we city slickers say).


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  61. Wot Knuckle Dragger said.

    With the addendum that his understanding of the rail and road freight industries is at least 45 years out of date, if it was ever rooted in reality at all.

    And I distinctly recall that Struth has only ever been able to defend or prove his assertions by calling people names, ‘destroying’ them. And then hiding behind the points of others (without ever understanding them in the first place) and screechily declaring victory.


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  62. My game is fine.
    I’m leaving it right where it is.
    Don’t mess with success (as we city slickers say).

    Okay, do I take it then that sniping is the go?


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  63. Knuckle Draggersays:
    November 5, 2021 at 9:50 pm
    Leaving the blockquote fail aside:

    Knobbles, if that’s not worth a knob polish from Lilo I can’t help you.

    So….. you can help me if it is worth a polish?

    Help me with what?

    Do they speak English in ‘what’?

    However you want to try and frame it, twostixs ripped your throatmate a new one.


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  64. Lift your game people.
    (Have I missed anything?)

    You need to specify which one.

    I lifted a chess set, a cricket bat, 3 large boxes’ worth of Warhammer 40,000 miniatures and something I am pretty sure was the Driver’s-side Rear Leg Actuator from a Woolly Mammoth over my head for at least an hour.

    All I ended up with was confusion and sore arms.

    Thanks, Suggestion…


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  65. Just a heads up for residents of Trashdanistan thinking of heading to the country or interstate, particularly SA.
    Our little town has seen a boom in prices of, I reckon 20% – 25% this year, and the ‘time on market’ is plummeting. Rural properties typically used to sit for three months or longer before selling. Houses are now selling within 2-3 days of listing, at or above the top of the quoted range.
    We are not a million miles from the SA border, and I think it is probably spilling over into South East SA.


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  66. Is it wrong to focus on child abuse for a day or so?

    well yes actually it’s a bit … unusual to keep going on and on about it… just saying.

    it’s not like the world isn’t falling apart, we are inexorably heading towards nuclear war. inflation is rearing its ugly head and the government has stripped us of all rights and freedoms. and you are bothered that some expats are banging yellow pussy.

    er… ok


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  67. twostixs ripped your throatmate a new one.

    In much the same way that Struth ‘destroys’ people on a daily basis, yet he is the only one who leaves here in a huff afterwards?


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  68. However you want to try and frame it

    Appreciated. I want it in English.

    Stix, as I have said before, is one of the best writers here. However, on this occasion he overlooked that the Quenthlandy-laughing-at was a direct result of a) St. Ruth draping himself in the banana flag, and b) his ‘er, um, ah’ when Pallashay turned out to be every bit as maniacal as Andrews, and that there was very little standing and fighting in George Street, Brisvegas.


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  69. well yes actually it’s a bit … unusual to keep going on and on about it

    Keep going on?
    I think I raised it yesterday and it probably would have died a natural death, except piglet took exception to it for some reason.
    Although piglet takes exception to a lot of stuff, so …


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  70. I see above that the blanket statement has been made that Oz me who visit/live in SE Asia are probably kidee fidlers.

    This is a shocking slur on our friend & (hopefully fondly remembered) former Catallaxian, Yobbo. I’m horrified & shocked by proxy on his behalf.


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  71. Zipster.
    If you really want to know what triggered me to thinking about that topic (apart from the girl in WA), it originally crossed my mind a few weeks back when Sir Ron Brierley (although I think the “sir” might have been rescinded) got 14 months in jail for possession of thousands of child abuse images on his computer.
    Arrested on his way to Fiji.
    He is 84 years old.
    I’d hazard a guess that this is not a hobby he just took up in retirement.


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  72. I see above that the blanket statement has been made that Oz me who visit/live in SE Asia are probably kidee fidlers.

    Worth pursuing safeguards was what was said.
    Considerable more evidence to support it than the red shoe pizza theories advanced here with very little comment.


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  73. St Ruth – FFS, we are all (except for those who don’t like you or me speaking for them) very unhappy about the fascist idiocy we have been gifted with over the last 21 months.

    Keep the powder dry, Squire. Do not don the red shoes. Do not slag off various commenters because you feel you can and it makes you feel good for a very short period of time.

    Expending your energy abusing those who feel the same way about big stupid government as you do, is counter productive, man. 🙂


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  74. Zipster.
    If you really want to know what triggered me to thinking about that topic (apart from the girl in WA), it originally crossed my mind a few weeks back when Sir Ron Brierley (although I think the “sir” might have been rescinded) got 14 months in jail for possession of thousands of child abuse images on his computer.
    Arrested on his way to Fiji.
    He is 84 years old.
    I’d hazard a guess that this is not a hobby he just took up in retirement.

    you might have noticed that they knew to look in his laptop. have you ever been asked to have your laptop or phone looked at by border officers? I bet the answer is no.

    obviously they knew, so again there are systems in place to catch these people and they are pretty effective. so I don’t know why you are fixated on it.


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  75. obviously they knew, so again there are systems in place to catch these people and they are pretty effective. so I don’t know why you are fixated on it.

    Pure luck.
    He got dobbed in.
    After how many years?


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  76. Sir Ron Brierley (although I think the “sir” might have been rescinded) got 14 months in jail for possession of thousands of child abuse images on his computer.
    Arrested on his way to Fiji.

    Definitely a tip-off.
    No way was his stop, & subsequent search of his USBs & hard drives a “random” stop.

    However, what am I missing here:
    He was charged with having almost 50,000 images of solo children (i.e. no pairs of children & no other people in the photo) on his various USB/drives.
    There were no images of children being abused, molested, or otherwise interfered with.
    One, and only one (1) of those images was of a child with no clothes on.

    So why’d he get so long in the calaboose & such a stern barking at from the judge?


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  77. Anyway, I still think I will write to the minor parties about it.
    PHON seems red hot on child protection, and Bosi has his theories too.
    They can only bat it out of the park if they don’t want to touch it.


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  78. This is a shocking slur on our friend & (hopefully fondly remembered) former Catallaxian, Yobbo. I’m horrified & shocked by proxy on his behalf.

    There’s a blast from the past. What happened to him?


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  79. Ah, where did you get that “harmless images” from Sal?
    His lawyer tried a lot of spinning on the steps of the court, but that wasn’t what was read into evidence.
    Do you think he got 14 months for possession of grade six school photos?


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  80. err, on the subject of the Bosi.

    He was a personage I presumed was a “mate” and was capable of low level incursions into big stupid braindead lamestream mass meeja shibboleths. To paraphrase, about the Croempverts: “I wouldn’t trust her to feed my dog”.

    I’ve seen the man hold an audience on a figurative string, among gliberals such as the Yabbott, Molan and Craigo Kelly. The room was spellbound when the Bosi was expounding. He was the only one who gauged the mood in the room.

    How he’s managed in the interim to fall off the flat edge of the earth, I have my hypotheses about. It may involve a certain loved one in his family. Which means we should stop squawking triumphantly and think about how happy we’d be if it happened to us.


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  81. Frank Furedi | ‘The Kids Aren’t Alright’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S0hIB6D29c&ab_channel=JohnAnderson

    Nov 5, 2021
    John Anderson

    John is joined by Frank Furedi, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, for a fascinatingly broad Direct interview.

    Frank unpacks where he thinks society has gone wrong – blindly focusing on ‘safety’, setting our children up to fail in various ways, replacing traditional morality, unduly growing the role of the state and much more. From Big Tech to universities to Covid-19, no topics are off-limits.

    Frank Furedi is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent. He is the author of 25 books, including most recently ‘100 Years of Identity Crisis: Culture War Over Socialisation’. He regularly comments on radio and TV in the UK, and has been interviewed by the media in Australia, Canada, the United States, Poland, Holland, Belgium and Germany.

    A long-time friend of the program, Frank was one of John’s earliest
    Conversations guests, first appearing on the show in April 2018.
    ————————————————————————————————————–
    00:00 Intro
    00:26 Introducing Frank Furedi
    01:45 Moral engineering
    03:05 The state replacing parents
    06:34 Understanding gender dysphoria
    08:08 The identity problem
    11:04 Introduction to ‘Scientism’
    14:58 Sidelining morality
    21:30 The ‘morality’ of Big Tech
    25:44 Class divides through Covid
    28:40 The crusade against the past
    33:11 Preserving ancient wisdom
    36:44 Poor mental health among children
    39:57 The medicalisation of ordinary experiences
    43:30 Safety as a moral norm
    48:04 Politics and public health
    53:06 Legislating away problems?
    55:56 Solving the problems our youth face
    1:01:50 Conclusion


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  82. Ah, where did you get that “harmless images” from Sal?

    Stop the sophistry.
    Then consult an optician.
    I wrote “images of .. children” – This is not the same meaning as harmless images.

    Do you think he got 14 months for possession of grade six school photos?

    No. However I struggle with what it was about the images got him thrown into the Ironbar Motel + such a rebuke from Hizzoner.

    I am mindful that a great pile of the charges (or evidence) against Rolf Harris was “thousands of images of women, found on his computer”

    Turns out that’s exactly what they were, images of women. The charges were bullshit, withdrawn at the commencement of the trial, coz there was nothing suss about the images, & they were mentioned with ominous overtones & “possibly” of children, purely to taint the jurors minds.

    I acutely conscious of the depravity & evil of the legal profession, & the wanton indifference of the judicial fraternity.


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  83. How he’s managed in the interim to fall off the flat edge of the earth, I have my hypotheses about. It may involve a certain loved one in his family.

    Well said, Squire.


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  84. There’s a blast from the past. What happened to him?

    Last heard of several years ago, living in Thailand.


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  85. How he’s managed in the interim to fall off the flat edge of the earth, I have my hypotheses about. It may involve a certain loved one in his family. Which means we should stop squawking triumphantly and think about how happy we’d be if it happened to us.

    If he was Jack from accounts payable, maybe so.
    But when you aspire to high office you can expect scrutiny.
    And, of late, he has failed under that scrutiny.
    So, if he allows another batshit crazy monologue to fall from his lips, expect it to be pulled to bits.
    FFS, we have all had stresses in our lives without resorting to that SovCit lunacy.


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  86. Daily Mail.

    Man’s penis rots after being bitten by a COBRA while sitting on the toilet during a safari tour in South Africa

    Man from Netherlands bit in nether regions by a cobra while on an African safari
    Bite left man with rotting flesh in his penis, requiring reconstructive surgery
    Medics advise ‘always flushing’ before using toilet in venomous snake hotspots



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  87. Panzer – I’ve said my piece in his defence.

    The last time I saw him was at the Crown on a Friday night in Sydney in late 2019 – some cats present that night – jupes, tinta, cassie, dragnet, beery, lizzie. His lovely wife as well.

    It was a good night. 🙂


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  88. We’ve had too many elected to the Senate in recent years wearing a cloak of conservatism who have either been abject disappointments (Jacqui-Jackie) or deadweights (Bernardi).
    We can’t afford any more.


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  89. Can You Pass This 1895 8th-Grade Exam? Not with Your Modern Public School Indoctrination

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uO9V6R3_7E

    Nov 5, 2021
    Bill Whittle

    An 1895 8th-grade exam from Salina, Kansas, provides vivid illustration of how far our schools have descended from “the 3 Rs” of reading, writing and arithmetic, to three very different R-words. Bill Whittle explains the consequences of re-focusing schools on indoctrination, an investment of learning time which holds little to no value in the marketplace. He adds a fourth R.
    (You’ll find a link to the test at https://bit.ly/1895exam )


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  90. We’ve had too many elected to the Senate in recent years wearing a cloak of conservatism who have either been abject disappointments (Jacqui-Jackie

    From memory, Jacquie Lambie was elected to the Senate as a member of Clive Palmer’s Traveling Circus.
    She resigned from that party, to sit as an independent. That’s when the by – election for her seat should have been called…


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  91. She resigned from that party, to sit as an independent. That’s when the by – election for her seat should have been called…

    Not quite.
    No by-elections for the Senate.
    Parties get to appoint replacements when senators appointed under their banner die or retire.
    Going off reservation doesn’t count.


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  92. No by-elections for the Senate.
    Parties get to appoint replacements when senators appointed under their banner die or retire.
    Going off reservation doesn’t count.

    I’m well aware of that, thank you. Isn’t it time that going “off reservation” meant that the likes of Jacquie faced her electorate?


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  93. But what a burden you and family have with what certainly seems to be an inherited predisposition to inflammatory bowel conditions. I know what incredible discomfort they can cause & how difficult they are to get back under control. My very great sympathy.

    Thanks, Vicki. Thankfully, it’s not the dreaded Crohn’s Disease, nor any unspecified Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with me though, nor any parasitic hangover from travels or fruit trees (parasitology is what we used in the MPH to call the last resort of the diagnostically desperate, lol). It’s definitely a specific focal infection for each instance, can be palpated abdominally when at its peak, and is curable for a given attack with an antibiotic (different types can be trialled, including those that work against anaerobic bacteria). I could go for many years without an attack, then out of the blue another would happen. Without antibiotics is when it gets difficult, as the inflammatory response kicks in and generalises. It can also be masked by a recurring Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) such as I got in hospital this year thanks to incompetent catheter nursing. Getting antibiotics was usually no problem while my Big Sis was still practicing medicine, for I’d call her for a script and thus it was done and dusted. She’s retired now though and doesn’t keep up a Provider Number nor medical insurance.

    Without my sweet ‘well woman’ gynaecologist, who extended her whole person view beyond her remit to diferentially diagnose and treat me and who will ensure I get appropriately referred, I think I might have gone under this time. Youse all may have noted a few depressive comments, if so, sorry ’bout that. I said to Hairy tonight I thought a few times I was on my way out, and he replied you think I didn’t think that and had to do something.


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  94. The Director’s rego number is no biggy.
    It is basically to stop shonky dickheads walking away from the wreckage leaving creditors and employees high and dry and setting up another company again in the same business under a tweaked variant of their name.
    Really not much different to a TFN or ABN/ACN.

    yeah?
    it’s just a vax
    it’s just a passport
    it’s just a director’s rego
    it’s just a gag
    it’s just a blindfold
    it’s just a firing squad
    it’s just to stop people saying things
    it’s just a tax
    it’s just compliance
    it’s just about principles
    it’s just probity
    it’s for your own good
    it’s for the greater good
    it’s just a centralised database
    it’s just a primary key
    it’s just a query

    Chesterton’s database
    …it’s just the way we do things now


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  95. Going off reservation doesn’t count.

    It should. If you resign from the party you were a member of at the time of election, the seat should stay vacant till the next Senate or half Senate election. I don’t think you would see it happen too often, certainly not amongst people with fewer job prospects than Emma Alberscreechi.


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  96. We’ve had too many elected to the Senate in recent years wearing a cloak of conservatism who have either been abject disappointments (Jacqui-Jackie) or deadweights (Bernardi).
    We can’t afford any more.

    A two headed personage* in Taxmania has eight times my vote in New South Corruptistan.

    *If they both manage to mark the ballot correctlee.


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  97. It should. If you resign from the party you were a member of at the time of election, the seat should stay vacant till the next Senate or half Senate election.

    Nah dawg…can you imagine staying in the Liberals after COVID and bett zero?


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  98. I’m well aware of that, thank you. Isn’t it time that going “off reservation” meant that the likes of Jacquie faced her electorate?

    She has.
    Twice since leaving PUP.
    That’s Tassie.


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  99. Youse all may have noted a few depressive comments, if so, sorry ’bout that. I said to Hairy tonight I thought a few times I was on my way out, and he replied you think I didn’t think that and had to do something.

    LizzieB, this is the Cat. No-one ever bleeds alone. All the best for a full recovery.


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  100. The Director’s rego number is no biggy.
    It is basically to stop shonky dickheads walking away from the wreckage leaving creditors and employees high and dry and setting up another company again in the same business under a tweaked variant of their name.
    Really not much different to a TFN or ABN/ACN.

    It is just yet more industry capture. All large corporations benefit. Competition is being killed off.


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  101. an inherited predisposition to inflammatory bowel conditions

    To exist on this planet is to be blessed with “inflammatory bowel conditions” when contemplating those that think they have some right to rule over us.

    Enough. Get those tumbrils a’ rollin’, I tells ya! 🙂


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  102. The pre-antibiotic days must have been hell on wheels. Various forms of gut inflammation took a lot of people out – armies were particularly prone to epidemic dysentries. Longshanks comes to mind as one of those felled by dysentry. Then obstructive gut infections and disorders, such as mine, or appendicitis.

    Then we move to the top half of the body – the liver, heart and lungs. Full of bugs thriving in conditions of poor human nutrition and sanitation. Even without zoonotic introduced epidemic diseases. The immune system struggling to keep up and so often not making it at least but making survivors stronger. Not to mention issues with the bones, circulatory system and specially the head. So much to go wrong.

    After that, you could of course just go mad.

    I’m glad to day we have modern medicine and dentistry. And quite a few competent doctors even though you might have to take trouble to seek them out.


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