Open Thread – Weekend 6 Nov 2021


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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 7, 2021 8:33 pm

This one’s for Agricultural Cats.

In what looks like a re – run of the live cattle trade rockshow, with Indonesia, in 2011, People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals have more footage of Australian cattle, being badly treated in Indonesian abattoirs, to be shown on your A.B.C…..

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 7, 2021 8:36 pm

PETA will have their work cut out for them. With cattle prices where they are nobody will give a shit.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 7, 2021 8:37 pm

If the Government wasn’t committed to ending the Beef Industry, they’d point out that the Indonesian butchers have been paid to be cruel and if Animals Australia are involved then their funding is ceased.

MatrixTransform
November 7, 2021 8:38 pm

Oooh.
Starting to sting a bit and swell.

poor bastard … struggling to clutch those pearls?

good to see you can still type though

calli
calli
November 7, 2021 8:39 pm

Don’t worry, Lizzie. Gardenias shed their leaves faster than a … you know. 🙂

Even a slight change in location will do it. Killing the pests will help it along – the damage was done before you got it.

They love being fed and like water but not too much – let it dry out a bit before saturating. When they are in the right location they are tough, greedy and long-lived.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 7, 2021 8:40 pm

I expect a few people have gone missing on the CBS exec floor after the Ch 10 acquisition.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 7, 2021 8:44 pm

A refreshing change Australians selling junk to foreigners instead of being on the receiving end.

Bar Beach Swimmer
November 7, 2021 8:44 pm

Ed Casesays:
November 7, 2021 at 8:19 pm
Sounds like a WhiteTail Spider bite.
The venom is Necrotising, but other than that, there’s nothing to worry about.

no it’s not.

I tried to put up a link but no good (even though Rex and Johanna have both given me a lesson).

If anyone’s interested, you can do a search for Australian Geographic – the truth about white tail spiders, 11/4/2017, which references Dr Geoff Isbister’s research.

Dr Geoff Isbister is an expert in envenomation at the University of Newcastle, NSW, has published many articles and studies on white-tailed spiders. The “modern plague”, as he calls it, is the idea that spider bites can cause ghastly necrotic ulcers. This phenomenon, known as necrotic arachnidism, has been falsely associated with the white-tailed spider

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 7, 2021 8:46 pm

Let them eat mutton.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 7, 2021 8:50 pm

Observant Catholics probably want to avoid Midnight Mass on Netflix.
Halfway through it becomes pretty sacrilegious.

Joanna
Joanna
November 7, 2021 8:50 pm

I see there was a protest rally on the Gold Coast today.

Queenslanders will also get another opportunity to attend on November 20th. Cairns, Townsville, Bundaberg and Gympie will all be hosting protests.

rosie
rosie
November 7, 2021 8:51 pm

No greyranga

You are still at it.
Claiming the Italian death toll has been officially revised down to 3000 odd is such utter nonsense and so demonstrably false only the most ardent reality denying anti vaxxer would repeat it.
Australia with all her lockdowns and border closures has a death toll of 1448.
Italy is still managing to get around 250 deaths a week.
worldometer or random newspaper article?

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 7, 2021 8:51 pm

Nothing in Toowoomba ?

rickw
rickw
November 7, 2021 8:51 pm

Remember the border protest a couple months back with the fuckwit riding his horse at speed for the cameras on the asphalt?

What do the mounted Stasi do?

A fine point was made, at slight risk to horse and rider.

Rabz
November 7, 2021 8:54 pm

this evidently hasn’t seeped into the dim consciousness of state politicians yet

And never will, it seems.

A personage’s todger, blah blah blah

Bruce, really? Time to rectify that unfortunate affliction, with a video of some young women disporting themselves. 🙂

MatrixTransform
November 7, 2021 8:58 pm

Claiming the Italian death toll has been officially revised down to 3000 odd is such utter nonsense

it is almost as ridiculous as believing some old shit-link from worldometer

truth is rosie, you don’t have a clue

never did

Rabz
November 7, 2021 8:58 pm

Hello, Sydney!

This one goes out to all of us existing (figuratively or otherwise) in Kampuchean jungles, I tells ya! 🙂

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Remember the border protest a couple months back with the fuckwit riding his horse at speed for the cameras on the asphalt?

Didn’t catch much of that protest.
How did he demonstrate fuckwittery?
I must have missed something.

Coz I’d been of the belief he was a protestor, and judging by the way the authorities were demanding the public dob him in, he was a protestor who really gave a middle finger to the Stasi, the CHO & the Premier.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 7, 2021 9:01 pm

Yeah, horses love being raced on asphalt with a what looked to be around 80 odd kilos on board.
That fuck you guys don’t have enough money to own horses.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 7, 2021 9:01 pm

Thank fuck.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
November 7, 2021 9:04 pm

Claiming the Italian death toll has been officially revised down to 3000 odd is such utter nonsense and so demonstrably false only the most ardent reality denying anti vaxxer would repeat it.
Australia with all her lockdowns and border closures has a death toll of 1448.

Slight correction. Australia has an official figure of 1448 who are said to have died while covid positive. If anyone in government knows what the real covid death toll is, they aren’t telling the public.

P
P
November 7, 2021 9:04 pm

In my lifetime, the only decent presenters/analysts/commentators have been Paul Lyneham, Andrew Olle & Jana Wendt (when she was on 60 mins).

I found Andrew Olle offensive and the only commentator I could not forgive
at the time, mid 80s. Memories of him are still unpleasant for me.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 7, 2021 9:04 pm

This one goes out to all of us existing (figuratively or otherwise) in Kampuchean jungles

On holiday? Be hard to get there these days, you’d have to be double vaxxed and wear a Mao suit just to get onto a Qantas flight.

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
November 7, 2021 9:04 pm

Insect bites/stings, jelly fish stings, spider bites, green ant bites….
Thoroughly wet a paper towel with white (clear) vinegar and apply to the bite site.
Keep this up til most of the pain goes away. It works.

MatrixTransform
November 7, 2021 9:05 pm
Eyrie
Eyrie
November 7, 2021 9:05 pm

Claiming the Italian death toll has been officially revised down to 3000 odd is such utter nonsense

Some months ago the CDC in the US admitted the real Covid death toll was only 6 to 7% of the official figures. The rest died with Covid, not of it.

Rabz
November 7, 2021 9:05 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 7, 2021 9:07 pm

More than 200 Australian ­Defence Force personnel sacked over illegal drugs
The problem was most serious in the army, which terminated 140 personnel for illegal drug use over the two-year period.

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More than 200 Australian ­Defence Force personnel have been sacked in the past two years after testing positive for illegal drugs, with cocaine and ecstasy topping the list of detected substances.

Data obtained through a freedom-of-information request revealed 124 personnel returned positive tests for cocaine use from July 2019 to June 30 this year. During the same period, 80 tested positive for MDMA – commonly known as ecstasy – and 49 to the closely related drug, MDA. Many of those who tested positive had multiple drugs in their systems.

The problem was most serious in the army, which terminated 140 personnel for illegal drug use over the two-year period.

The navy sacked 57 personnel and the air force dismissed 10 aviators over the same period.

Amphetamine use was relatively low, with just 17 positive tests across the three services, while 40 personnel were detected with cannabis in their systems. Eighteen tested positive to anabolic steroids.

Cocaine and ecstasy use were most problematic in the army and navy, while the most significant drug issue in the air force was misuse of the opiate codeine.

Defence has a near-zero tolerance policy towards illegal drug use, sacking the majority who return positive tests.

The fresh evidence of substance abuse problems among ADF members comes amid soaring rates of suicide among veterans, with recently updated figures revealing 1270 former and serving defence personnel have taken their own lives in the past two decades.

A Defence spokesman said: “Testing of ADF personnel can occur anywhere and at any time.

“ADF personnel who test positive for prohibited substances are issued a formal notice to show cause under the ADF disciplinary system,” he said.

“The decision to terminate a member’s service is determined on a case-by-case basis.”

Defence conducted about 23,000 tests in 2019-20, and 19,350 in 2020-21. The spokesman said the number of positive tests did not indicate Defence had an illicit drug problem, with the rate of positive tests falling from 1.72 per cent in 2005-06, to 0.58 per cent in 2020-21.

The results suggest drug abuse by serving ADF personnel is lower than in the wider community, with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reporting in 2019 that 16.4 per cent of the Australian population had used an illicit drug in the previous 12 months.

One former army officer told The Australian that the majority of drug use was by younger soldiers “taking cocaine and MDMA on a Friday night”, believing it would be out of their system by the time they faced a drug test.

He said while illegal drug use was prevalent, “it pales in comparison to the problems the army has with its soldiers and the use of alcohol”.

Sociologist Samantha Crompvoets, who has undertaken several studies on ADF culture including one that exposed war crimes by special forces soldiers, said Defence had worked hard to stamp out substance abuse in its ranks. But, despite warnings and higher testing rates, she said some ADF members still believed they could get away with taking illegal drugs.

“It probably comes down to young guys who think they are invincible,” Dr Crompvoets said.

“About 50 per cent of the army are 18 to 23-year-old males. They are going to do dumb things, ­regardless of what Defence does. “But what has shifted culturally is the response to it. It is no longer, ‘Oh well, we’ll give him another chance’. Now the focus is on greater professionalism in the workplace. To their credit, they have cracked down on it.”

However, military lawyer Glenn Kolomeitz said ADF members who tested positive for illicit drugs should be given access to counselling and rehabilitation programs, rather than being “hung out to dry”.

“They are dumping them on the street, and into the hands of DVA, when Defence should be saying, ‘We have contributed to this. We are going to get you into treatment. We will meet our duty of care to you’,” he said.

“If it means you have to be medically discharged, well so be it. But they shouldn’t launch straight into an administrative discharge, which at the end of the day is punitive and can only be damaging to people’s mental health outcomes.”

Mr Kolomeitz said he had represented 207 veterans facing criminal charges who were granted access to criminal diversion programs if they entered drug or alcohol rehabilitation programs.

“Once they entered into treatment and undertook programs, there was zero recidivism.”

Drug and alcohol abuse by veterans will be examined as ­factors in the royal commission into veterans’ suicide, which will start later this month in Brisbane.

A Defence background paper for the inquiry said illicit drugs were “incompatible with an effective and efficient Defence Force and can undermine health, safety, discipline, morale, security and reputation”.

P
P
November 7, 2021 9:09 pm

I have never seen more bees in my back yard as I have this spring.

Good to hear.
I have been worried by the lack of bees in my back yard during these last few years.

Gab
Gab
November 7, 2021 9:10 pm

Observant Catholics probably want to avoid Midnight Mass on Netflix.

Observant Catholics avoid Netflix like a plague of politicians. The crap that is on there is disgusting and their push to provide ”entertainment” that simply trashes anything Catholic is demonic. Netflix never trashes any other religion only the Catholic faith. There’s a reason for that of course. Trouble is, most people believe the crap they put on and think the Catholic faith is protrayed accurately.

Rabz
November 7, 2021 9:11 pm

wear a Mao suit just to get onto a Qantas flight

Sacré bleu, Bruce. I’ve renounced my twenty five years plus as a Qantas club personage – and of the gold variety until the insanity.

Never again. The only plane I ever intend flying on again is a B52.

Major Kong style, should it be able to be arranged. 🙂

Baba
Baba
November 7, 2021 9:11 pm

Australians. Dropping like flies in 2021.

There were 85,392 deaths that occurred in the seven months between January and July 2021 and were registered by 30 September.

This is 4,841 deaths (6.0%) more than the 2015-19 average and 3,024 deaths (3.7%) more than in 2020.

Three thousand more Covid deaths to date in 2021 than 2020?

It’s worser than we thought.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

feelthebernsays:
November 7, 2021 at 9:01 pm

Yeah, horses love being raced on asphalt with a what looked to be around 80 odd kilos on board.
That fuck you guys don’t have enough money to own horses.

That’s not really a clear explanation.

Supplementary question: From where do you get it that he doesn’t have enough money to own the horse?

P
P
November 7, 2021 9:15 pm

Brian Henderson, Roger Climpson and James Dibble.

Chuck Faulkner and James Dibble were the first daily news readers and I always thought Chuck to be the best. He came into our lounge room as a friend and one of us.

Rabz
November 7, 2021 9:15 pm

Bees – FFS, there are none in my sacred li’l backyard. Presumably they’re still boycotting that venue due to various hurtful comments levelled at a state in the US that has been the source of many of their beloved working tunes.

Well, guess what, you noisy drones, the miners and the lorikeets have no time for such frippery. 🙂

rickw
rickw
November 7, 2021 9:18 pm

California Governor Gavin Newsome disappears from public life after receiving his booster

Hopefully he’s fucking dead. If these arseholes really are taking the clot shot, sooner or later one of them is going to auger in.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 7, 2021 9:18 pm

The genuinely devout of any faith should avoid all electronic entertainment media.

Dot
Dot
November 7, 2021 9:20 pm

This one goes out to all of us existing (figuratively or otherwise) in Kampuchean jungles, I tells ya! ?

More like Kim Wilde marries Lt. Col. Kilgore.

“Our Kim”

*Well, he was Thailand B A S E D….?*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BERFZja9wb0

Joanna
Joanna
November 7, 2021 9:22 pm

Nothing in Toowoomba ?

Hope I don’t jinx it, but geez it’s nice here without him stinking up the place.

Baba
Baba
November 7, 2021 9:22 pm

Supplementary question: From where do you get it that he doesn’t have enough money to own the horse?

He wasn’t wearing a pony club blazer.

Bar Beach Swimmer
November 7, 2021 9:24 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
November 7, 2021 at 7:54 pm
I am getting all nostalgic for the times when we could call vaxxed people Nazi prison guards and talk about them herding the unvaxxed into cattle railcars.
Good times.

Cattle railcars, you say, L? Hopefully, that’s still a bit premature.

Up our way, we are still not allowed to go anywhere other than essential providers with “Freedom Day” – I spit on such an idea – not to be declared until the residents of NSW reach 95% double vaxxed or on December 15, which originally was announced as December 1 for everyone. (So much for keeping faith with electors).

According to our new Dear Leader in the making, this is to ensure “Ultimately we want a united society and we believe moving that date back to December 15 will incentivise [people to get vaccinated],” he said.

(Again, I can’t do a link so if you want to read the original story it’s on the ABC and is titled:
nsw-fast-tracks-covid-19-freedoms-for-fully-vaccinated)

rickw
rickw
November 7, 2021 9:24 pm

Yeah, horses love being raced on asphalt with a what looked to be around 80 odd kilos on board.
That fuck you guys don’t have enough money to own horses.

The plod horses carrying lard arses day in day out on asphalt are far more likely to have problems than this horse from a single run on asphalt.

JC
JC
November 7, 2021 9:27 pm

cohenite says:
November 7, 2021 at 7:53 pm

I have never thought Jana Wendt is a leftie.

Started at the abc and finished at the SBS. Yeah, typical arch conservative.

Another loud mouth who appeals to the water heads.

You’re a dickhead bernie; but we had that talk a while ago.

Yea Cronkite, but she was eminently bangable in her youth. That’s really all that counts.

P
P
November 7, 2021 9:29 pm
JC
JC
November 7, 2021 9:29 pm

No kidding, this would have to be the cutest face that’s ever appeared on their ABC. Who cares she was a leftie looking like this.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-11/jana-wendt-1/10982142?nw=0

Dot
Dot
November 7, 2021 9:30 pm

Up our way, we are still not allowed to go anywhere other than essential providers with “Freedom Day” – I spit on such an idea – not to be declared until the residents of NSW reach 95% double vaxxed or on December 15, which originally was announced as December 1 for everyone. (So much for keeping faith with electors).

I can only hope these liars face a fate of the slaves in A Boy and his Dog if we ever get Minecrafted and Fallouted.

That’s right. I hope some fat lunatic roving for canned food with his army of kids whips them to pull his desert-sleigh full of post apocalyptic junk. Perhaps the NSW cabinet can be a parody of the deer that children know pull Santa’s sleigh. David Elliot and Gladys B can fight over who gets to be Rudolph anyway.

I hope I get a telepathic dog.

rickw
rickw
November 7, 2021 9:32 pm

No kidding, this would have to be the cutest face that’s ever appeared on their ABC. Who cares she was a leftie looking like this.

A big improvement on the ABC staple of a scrotum with eyes.

Rabz
November 7, 2021 9:33 pm

Kim Wilde marries Lt. Col. Kilgore

And many aesthetically pleasing baybees were subsequently produced.

miltonf
miltonf
November 7, 2021 9:33 pm

Hope I don’t jinx it, but geez it’s nice here without him stinking up the place.

It sure is. I was thinking exactly the same thing this morning.

Bruce in WA
November 7, 2021 9:36 pm

“Just got stung on the hand by a fucking bee or wasp sitting outside eating pizza.”

Perhaps you shouldn’t have annoyed it while it was eating pizza??

Rabz
November 7, 2021 9:37 pm

“JC and Jan Wench” – A tale of an impossible romance, available in hard and soft back, by best selling authorette, Emily Bronte. 🙂

HD
HD
November 7, 2021 9:37 pm

Struth says:

November 7, 2021 at 11:41 am

This is a global socialist coup d etat organised predominantly by WEF and the agenda is to control ze vorld with digital technology and kill off at least a few billion.

November 7, 2021 at 5:47 pm

The hospitals are full of ADE victims.

Having plenty to keep me busy for years and the lack of dead people in the streets, I didn’t think much about the why is this still happening until several months ago. That is to say the ongoing absurd narrative about the planned scamdemic and the ongoing drive to force jabs on everybody just about everywhere.

I assumed it would just wind down, go away and die at some point exactly as per the original bird flu and later swine flu media hyped non-pandemics. The criminals, Chinese assets/ admirers and communists that crew Australian organisations, institutions and governments all the happier with offshore accounts as well as pockets full of cash. Pharmaceutical companies laughing at the raucacity of the scam and the world wide abrogation of liabilities for “vaccine” injuries- looking forward to the billions in further useless and plain harmful product sales.

I had read all that stuff about Agenda 21 then later 2030 on the UN and other websites ages ago and thought what a load of bullshit that would never happen.

Then I noticed the other month how the deaths and adverse reactions recorded by the TGA hadn’t even doubled from prior the the jabbing drives. The recent Federal Identify and Disrupt Bill, this Digital Identity one, the updated Biosecurity Act…then the Victorian Enabling Act. All the seemingly gleeful bashing of protesters and people in general by NSW Police with the various contracted foreign security firms joining in Victoria. Federal and State governments pissing on whatever laws and international treaty obligations suits them on that given day/week/ month.

This is clearly not leading to a good time or place. It is really bad. Anyways, for some Sunday viewing, I thought this fellow giving a rather qualified opinion with the training people to respond to biological, chemical…etc… attacks background being rather valid:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/ASxjVPddnApF/

I rather agree. Probably is a corona virus here and there causing some deaths however at this point the “vaccines” are doing what they were designed to do. Everybody that the media announces as a covid breakthrough death, are rather victims of the “vaccines” having the intended effect.

I guess the burning question is, who and how far up the chain of command in the country is aware of what is going on?

JC
JC
November 7, 2021 9:38 pm

rickw says:
November 7, 2021 at 9:32 pm

No kidding, this would have to be the cutest face that’s ever appeared on their ABC. Who cares she was a leftie looking like this.

A big improvement on the ABC staple of a scrotum with eyes.

I know, right although Jana doesn’t compare with Tractor Kelly’s natural beauty.

JC
JC
November 7, 2021 9:39 pm

Rabz says:
November 7, 2021 at 9:37 pm

“JC and Jan Wench” – A tale of an impossible romance, available in hard and soft back, by best selling authorette, Emily Bronte. ?

Dude, she was freaking gorgeous in her youth.

cohenite
November 7, 2021 9:40 pm

but she was eminently bangable in her youth.

You’re hopeless head prefect; she’s got possum cheeks. I put up Noa Tishby earlier today, as a concession to your predilection for younger actresses. Forget Jana.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 7, 2021 9:41 pm

BBS

Up our way, we are still not allowed to go anywhere other than essential providers with “Freedom Day” – I spit on such an idea – not to be declared until the residents of NSW reach 95% double vaxxed or on December 15, which originally was announced as December 1 for everyone. (So much for keeping faith with electors).

On 24 September, when he was still Treasurer, Perrotet said on 2GB that:

“Once every single person in this state has had the opportunity to be vaccinated then we should open up for everyone.

“I want to see more unity and not a two-tiered society.

“It’s not the government’s role to provide freedom.”

The first backward step didn’t take long, leading to the 95%/15 December current offering (I won’t call it a promise unless it is actually delivered).

Bar Beach Swimmer
November 7, 2021 9:43 pm

P, now how did you do that? (Perhaps, it will be 3rd time lucky).

JC
JC
November 7, 2021 9:47 pm

Cronkite

Age for age, Jana shits all over Noa. Noa needs to lose the kilos around the hips and that, my friend, is a very difficult thing to do.

Rabz
November 7, 2021 9:53 pm

she was freaking gorgeous in her youth
she was eminently bangable in her youth

The comments above were not made by this commenter. I wouldn’t be allowed to get away with them (thank goodness). 🙂

I post enough comments about aesthetically pleasing young women as it is.

There is nothing wrong with celebrating beauty.

Bar Beach Swimmer
November 7, 2021 9:53 pm

Glorious movie

Bruce, I had to turn it off and come back here for some real entertainment.

Bar Beach Swimmer
November 7, 2021 9:55 pm

Although, I may take back that reference to entertainment back if Jana et al., continue to fill out the discussion.

cohenite
November 7, 2021 9:56 pm

You’re beyond hope. Wendt is a carton of MacDonald’s fries, Noa is a Viking steak cooked in pepper and a dash of finest Sicilian olive oil. Give yourself an uppercut.

rickw
rickw
November 7, 2021 9:57 pm

AK-47 celebration ballistics, everything you need to know for Ramadan!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XPZ95wTBLk

Gab
Gab
November 7, 2021 9:58 pm

URGENT
Victorians only – vaxxed or not – Andrews’ permanent pandemic Bill will affect you negatively. Please sign this petition and share it far and wide. We have a little over 1 week to get 100,000 signatures.

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/index.php?option=com_rsform&view=rsform&formId=74&Itemid=1054&petition_id=415&fbclid=IwAR1SQQ0pVQXNT31StDrLKlV-5tuz609Q6XRtYv6HQ90gg1QeBF-Bt03qpbc

MatrixTransform
November 7, 2021 10:00 pm

it was pretty wild wind a week ago.

went for an afternoon jolly up the beach today.
saw a row of 4 apartments right on the beach
roof was peeled off completely
like an opened can of sardines

looking through the windows from the beach you could still see clothes hanging in a wardrobe
went up the street beside and the roof was peeled back with the chandelier pointing to the sky

one of the four was empty like the roof left with the internal walls as well

Rabz
November 7, 2021 10:11 pm

Rock ‘n Roll

With that mystical slim long legged pale skinned brunette, Janey.

Yowzah. 🙂

Rabz
November 7, 2021 10:20 pm
rickw
rickw
November 7, 2021 10:25 pm

Victorians only – vaxxed or not – Andrews’ permanent pandemic Bill will affect you negatively.

Signed Gab! (And quite a few more on the petition list).

rickw
rickw
November 7, 2021 10:42 pm

What’s happening with Liziqui?

Serpentsa updates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5jHtRpr45c

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
November 7, 2021 10:45 pm

Gab says:
November 7, 2021 at 9:58 pm
URGENT
Victorians only –

Gab – why only Victorians? All Australians are going to get fucked over with this type of “legislation”.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
November 7, 2021 10:47 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 7, 2021 10:54 pm

Joanna at 8.50:

Queenslanders will also get another opportunity to attend on November 20th. Cairns, Townsville, Bundaberg and Gympie will all be hosting protests.

I hope there’s a bang-on crowd at all of them. Queensland’s a big place, so it’s excellent to see the regional areas having a crack.

I could be snarking here about this being a money-where-your-permanently-open-it-would-seem-gob is for some, and if I did that snark would be very, very legitimate.

However, and taking a broader view – it would be superb to get big numbers at regional events like this.

Gab
Gab
November 7, 2021 11:03 pm

Gab – why only Victorians? All Australians are going to get fucked over with this type of “legislation”.

Because it is a Victorian Bill only and as the directions on the petition state, it is only to be signed by Victorians.

srr
srr
November 7, 2021 11:04 pm

Dover, I’m experiencing a bug that seems to have become fixed, whereas it used to only happen occasionally.

When I click on hotlinks I get there no problem but when I click the back button I get sent back to the post I clicked away from BUT only for a moment, then I get sent back to the link location.

The next click on the back button then sends me back to the previous page and I have to click over to the current cat page & scroll through to where I first clicked away from.

This means I just don’t bother with most hotlinks now, which is a pity as many here post links to great content.

If an actual link address is posted instead of a hotlink, I can at least copy & paste it on a new tab & not lose my place here.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 7, 2021 11:11 pm

BBS, my link method is foolproof, and similar to Johanna’s.

First, copy the URL you want to link to. It’s always in second strip down across the top.
Then highlight by a drag over it the word or words in your comment that suit your link.
Then press the link box from the four choices above, whereupon another box comes up with https:// written in it. Backspace in this new box to clear that new box entirely of the https:// stuff and then paste your own desired URL (no matter how long or short it is) into the now empty box.
Press OK, and you are done.

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
November 7, 2021 11:13 pm

Gab says:
November 7, 2021 at 11:03 pm

Thanks Gab – pity tho. This will spread to all States.

Real Deal
Real Deal
November 7, 2021 11:13 pm

I know, right although Jana doesn’t compare with Tractor Kelly’s natural beauty.

I was dumb enough to click on that, JC. I thought maybe Megyn Kelly. But I got someone who looks like a discarded gumboot. Thanks for that.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
November 7, 2021 11:15 pm

rosie says:
November 7, 2021 at 8:51 pm

No greyranga

I support rosie

Indolent
Indolent
November 7, 2021 11:19 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 7, 2021 11:31 pm

Mary Durack passed away after a 16-month battle with motor neurone disease.

Vale Mary Durack: a pioneer descendent who embodied everything we love about the East Kimberley
Picture: Sarah Duguid
Stephanie SinclairThe Kimberley Echo
Sat, 6 November 2021 2:00AM

The East Kimberley has lost one of its most passionate advocates, after Kununurra’s beloved Mary Durack died last week following a 16-month battle with motor neurone disease.

With a connection to the East Kimberley dating back to her pioneering ancestors who established the region’s first pastoral stations in the late 1800s, Mary became a well-known figure in the North West following her return to Kununurra in 2017.

While born in Perth, the former botanist, marine biologist and teacher had a lifelong attraction to the region and — like her ancestors — a strong pull towards Australia’s Top End, spending much of her life in the Kimberley, Northern Territory and Queensland.

Her brother Jeremy Durack said it was her family roots and admiration for Indigenous culture that drew her to northern Australia and the East Kimberley.

“Mary was a restless spirit and she travelled all over Australia; every five to 10 years she would move, but she was drawn back to Kununurra,” he said.

“She was very interested in Aboriginal culture and people, it was really the compass for her life and the common thread.”

Ms Durack studied Aboriginal education as part of her teaching degree, and became an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tutor in Townsville when she left university.

After several teaching roles in Perth and the South West, she moved into public service and consulting work, becoming involved in opening the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University in 1994.

Her role as a policy and planning officer for the Aboriginal Affairs Department brought her to Derby in the mid-90s, before she moved overseas in 2004 to run an Aboriginal art gallery in Paris.

Upon her return to Australia she settled in the Northern Territory for several years, but in 2017 returned to her family roots in the East Kimberley where she played what was perhaps her most important role in connecting with Aboriginal branches of the Durack family.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 7, 2021 11:35 pm

Thanks for the encouragement re the Gardenia, Calli. I have fingers crossed for it to burst into beautiful blooms and to not lose too many more leaves. Does the White Oil hurt the existing leaves? Does it have to be mist sprayed off or can it just remain and the leaves still breathe OK? I gave it half a pint of water today so will lay off any more for a few days at least. It consists of numerous tall branches where at the top the leaves are glossy green and the buds are huge. Not too many leaves left on the lower branch areas though. Eventually, when a Cumquat tree is found that suits, the Gardenia will probably be planted out in the lower garden. I suspect that it is root bound in its small-for-size pot.

The Currawong fledgies btw are still doing well, cheeping away for food from their new digs in the huge Magnolia Grandiflora outside our main bathroom. Last year’s nest is merely a mess of twigs still hanging on within a crook of the Jacaranda, a far cry from tugging at heart strings, but this year’s nest in the Ptosperum has that recently-forsaken sadness about it. The perfect little basket weave cup they make is still secured to the twig foundation. It is filling with Jacaranda blossoms, the carpeting evanescence of each spring cycle.

Megan
Megan
November 7, 2021 11:38 pm

MatrixTransform says:
November 7, 2021 at 10:00 pm
it was pretty wild wind a week ago.

On my morning walk Friday, I ambled past this lovely old place which was in the same family for 50 years before selling last January. The owners had given it a full renovation, painted it white and we’re ready to move in.

The wild wind you mentioned took out ten of those massive pine trees you can see stretching across the back of the photo. The 2 metre+ root balls popped out like corks and fell the full length of the house. Sadly, it is so badly damaged it has to be demolished.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 7, 2021 11:39 pm

Bosi sounds like a nutter.

Megan
Megan
November 7, 2021 11:40 pm

were … sweet cheeses on a bicycle, autism correct has no idea of grammar, context or spelling. But it loves the rogue apostrophe.

twostix
twostix
November 7, 2021 11:51 pm

I see there was a protest rally on the Gold Coast today.
With no impediment to Queenssslanders attending, I look forward to the on-the-spot reports from twostix

Ok m0nty.

lol you really are a whiny old faggot.

And yet with all your vaccine passport privileges, here you are all weekend shit posting yet another 10,000 worthless unread comments, while all these unvaccinated people around you, who alone are worth one million of you, who are desperate to go out and live, can’t.

Funny old world isn’t it?

Bruce in WA
November 8, 2021 12:07 am

Dear Cats

I need your assistance and advice.

I watched Jen Psaki on TV today. I think she’s horny.

I would pork her in a heartbeat.

Please help.

Yours BinWA

MatrixTransform
November 8, 2021 12:11 am

I would pork her in a heartbeat.

if it’s only once then I forgive you in advance

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Dear Bruce in WA:

It is quite some time since your last consultation.
During the time Covid-19 has forced our practice to suspend patient consultations, your eyesight may have deteriorated more than you at first realise.
This may have a deleterious effect upon your personal & professional life.

Please phone and book a consultation.

Kind Regards,
Your Optician.

twostix
twostix
November 8, 2021 12:14 am

Victorians might wonder how it is that QLD – which is chock full of guys like Struth, has remained largely free for the longest, and Victoria which is chock full of big brained ‘optics’ concerned sophisticates like m0nty and leigh-lowe was the gateway through which the absolute worst of this stuff entered the country and establishes itself.

On the up and up tens of thousands of normal Victorians are literally fleeing Victoria to get away from them to be neigbours with guys like Struth which is funny.

Bruce in WA
November 8, 2021 12:16 am

if it’s only once then I forgive you in advance

Yes, only once … at a time!

Bruce in WA
November 8, 2021 12:18 am

Dear Bruce in WA:

It is quite some time since your last consultation.
During the time Covid-19 has forced our practice to suspend patient consultations, your eyesight may have deteriorated more than you at first realise.
This may have a deleterious effect upon your personal & professional life.

Please phone and book a consultation.

Kind Regards,
Your Optician.

Dear Optician

There’s only one “eye” looking at her, and it’s quite happy!

Cheers

BinWA

Bruce in WA
November 8, 2021 12:19 am

Confession: I have a bit of a “thing” for rangas. My first wife was one.

MatrixTransform
November 8, 2021 12:21 am

i’d give her one if she shouted me a whisky

Bruce in WA
November 8, 2021 12:23 am

Just ordered myself a chronograph.

Now let’s see just how good my damn reloads actually are!!

Bruce in WA
November 8, 2021 12:24 am

i’d give her one if she shouted me a whisky

Oh, yes!! A man after my own heart!!

JC
JC
November 8, 2021 12:25 am

What is your point, stix other than trying to sound superior, which for a Queensland yokel is kind of amusing.

Victorians might wonder how it is that QLD – which is chock full of guys like Struth, has remained largely free for the longest

Oh maybe the weather has something to do with it with people spending more time outside. Perhaps, it maybe because of struth’s enormous IQ. Clearly, he’s the smartest guy in any room.

MatrixTransform
November 8, 2021 12:26 am

Just ordered myself a chronograph.

link please

Bruce in WA
November 8, 2021 12:30 am

link please

Sure thing: this one

twostix
twostix
November 8, 2021 12:32 am

Speaking of QLD politics, man oh man, talk about demotion:

Goondiwindi Mayor Lawrence Springborg on Wednesday night noted the increasing Covid cluster in the nearby NSW town of Moree and said he was on standby for further Queensland health advice on travel restrictions.

That would be serial loser former leader of the LNP, now mayor of Goondiwindi. He’s waiting for instructions from the Labor government – so no change from any other time in his life then.

Brace yourself for an insight into the political titan’s mind:

“The great irony is that we may never fully realise the success of our region’s vaccination rate, as we will only ever know the number of positive cases and not how many were prevented,” Mr Springborg said.

Well said, Mayor of Goondiwindi, well said.

MatrixTransform
November 8, 2021 12:34 am

ah, of course.
was thinking it was gonna be a wristwatch

… the other chronograph

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

To be fair to total political flop Lawrence Springborg;

He is the only leader of the opposition who actually went anywhere near winning an election during the 20-odd years of Beattie/Bligh ALP maladministration.

He actually managed to spook them.

JC
JC
November 8, 2021 12:49 am

Driller

Remember when you were on one of your depression induced drunk blowharding chapters and you told us you came from

Labor Royalty

Lord, you’re a fucking idiot.

jupes
jupes
November 8, 2021 1:53 am

Bosi sounds like a nutter.

Sure but could you imagine him in Parliament? FMD he’d put a rocket up them and wouldn’t back down. And he couldn’t fuck up the place any more than it already is.

Dot
Dot
November 8, 2021 7:22 am

DrBeauGansays:
November 7, 2021 at 11:39 pm
Bosi sounds like a nutter.

Maybe. In August 2020 a contact of mine in the reserves told me they were being taught riot tactics, and they had never done that before.

Sure but could you imagine him in Parliament? FMD he’d put a rocket up them and wouldn’t back down. And he couldn’t fuck up the place any more than it already is.

Well, we can’t argue with that.

Anyone who brings us back to sanity – non-suicidal policies, restoring civil liberties and getting spending back under control & reigning in licensing which has exploded lately has my vote – or at least my preferences.

Dot
Dot
November 8, 2021 7:25 am

We’re gonna get fucked harder than that journalist that made up she was raped with a flag pole by 200 Arabs and didn’t die (LOL):

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerpielke/2019/09/30/net-zero-carbon-dioxide-emissions-by-2050-requires-a-new-nuclear-power-plant-every-day/?sh=6864f23c35f7

…the math here is simple: to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, the world would need to deploy 3 Turkey Point nuclear plants worth of carbon-free energy every two days, starting tomorrow and continuing to 2050. At the same time, a Turkey Point nuclear plant worth of fossil fuels would need to be decommissioned every day, starting tomorrow and continuing to 2050.

I’d hate to say it, but stopping net zero might be a bigger deal than our civil liberties crisis.

Dot
Dot
November 8, 2021 7:26 am

Someone slap me if I am wrong.

This is one of my favourite pop songs. I have always liked new wave stuff.

Cambodia. Kim Wilde 1982.

The song had meaning and was a decent tune.

No way music is as good as this now. It’s all about vaginas with incurable gonorrhoea now.

What the fuck happened in the last 40 years?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BERFZja9wb0

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 8, 2021 7:56 am

In August 2020 a contact of mine in the reserves told me they were being taught riot tactics, and they had never done that before.

The ADF have been doing that for decades. In the early 90s we were ‘trained’ in urban crowd control tactics at company level. Not all that often, granted, but it appeared to be one of the suite of things that required some training now and then so a box could be ticked somewhere way up the chain under the heading of ‘capabilities’.

srr
srr
November 8, 2021 8:18 am

dover0beachsays:
November 8, 2021 at 1:05 am

Dover, I’m experiencing a bug that seems to have become fixed, whereas it used to only happen occasionally.

Try just right click hotlink and opening in new tab.
Also, when I try click then back no problem for me.

Thank you, I’ll try & see how it goes.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 8, 2021 8:18 am

This is an ex-thread….

cohenite
November 8, 2021 9:57 am

Megansays:
November 7, 2021 at 11:38 pm

Terrible. A beautiful old mansion like that. I’ve said before and say again trees are dangerous and the only good tree near a house is in the floorboards.

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  1. Shot down is my guess. Being intercepted doesn’t always detonate the warhead. Israel has that problem fairly often.

  2. https://www.skirsch.com/covid/Data-6-22-24.pdf?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email A Covid “vaccine” presentation from Steve Kirsch.

  3. Anthony Albanese has announced former NSW energy minister and Liberal MP, Matt Kean, as the new head of the Climate Change Authority.…

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