Open Thread- Mon 8 Nov 2021


Children’s Games, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1560

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srr
srr
November 12, 2021 3:19 pm

Bruce of Newcastle says:
November 12, 2021 at 11:34 am
The EU needs to remember the Yamal gas pipeline runs through Poland.

And Belarus.

Belarus Could Cut Key Gas Transit Pipeline To Western Europe: “We Deliver Heat & They Threaten Us?” (11 Nov)

Since Belarus is currently fighting a small undeclared war against Poland it may be about to get quite cold in the EU, what with winter coming on and all.

This is just part of what bothers me about those who insist in driving people out of Australia.

Sure, the Global UN Agenda is making life here pretty rotten, but it IS a Global Agenda, being implemented around the world, just to different degrees in different parts, and all set to ‘meet at the same destination’, and there really are far worse places in the world to be stuck when Globalist Hammers come down.

For decades we’ve had people rightly point out that Muslims should stay in & fight for their countries, rather than run away & leave their women & children to suffer the wars Westerners are sent to fight for them.

Yet here we our now, with our own uniquely glorious & rich land (that super powers & individually super rich people are heavily invested in), being attacked from within & without, while constantly being told to basically run away and leave the usurpers to it without a fight.

Sure, we may not be able to do much more than die prayerful martyrs but those prayers of the faithful don’t go unheard by God and He has promised to not leave us without remnants.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 12, 2021 3:41 pm

quiet.
vewy quiet.

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
November 12, 2021 3:45 pm

too quiet……

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 12, 2021 3:45 pm

Bit of grizzling on the ALPBC (well ALPBC Sport really) about Sneakers hypocrisy over “the health advice” being used to attempt to keep the 5th Ashes Test.

Cracks?

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 12, 2021 3:50 pm

Cracks?

No. Just the sound of slithering reptiles.

Lysander
Lysander
November 12, 2021 3:51 pm

A great takedown by APSI on Keating re: Love-in for China…

https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/keating-out-of-date-and-out-of-touch-on-taiwan/

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 12, 2021 3:59 pm

A great takedown by APSI on Keating re: Love-in for China…

Keating is a shallow twerp at best. With a mild gift for invective.

sfw
sfw
November 12, 2021 4:06 pm

It seems to me that the more a government tries to instill fear into people the less reason there is to be worried about whatever it is they’re concentrating on.

Tom
Tom
November 12, 2021 4:17 pm

Keating is a shallow twerp at best. With a mild gift for invective.

Nah. Just another corrupt ex-politician on the take. #FollowTheMoney.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 12, 2021 4:20 pm

Had my comment on Keating rejected from the Oz yesterday. It started with describing him as “a very bitter bloke”.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
November 12, 2021 4:26 pm

Shatterzzz says:
November 12, 2021 at 7:27 am

Well, made the sad but inevitable decision on the dog…

The final ignominy tho .. is I can’t take him thru the door cos I’m UNCLEAN so my daughter will walk him thru those final steps ..

They tried that stunt on my when I had my 15YO Mini Schnauzer put down a week or so back. Told the vet – nice chap – if I couldn’t be inside with Max, then the vet could do his thing in the car park.

Which, after a bit of head-scratching, he duly did.

calli
calli
November 12, 2021 4:30 pm

Sorry to hear that Mark.

I miss my dergs terribly. Fortunately I will be cured early next year as I am playing babysitter to the naughtiest Westie on the planet.

Roger
Roger
November 12, 2021 4:32 pm

Somyurek said ALP ethnics saw branch stacking as form of affirmative action whereby they could get on an equal footing with Anglos in the party.

Roger
Roger
November 12, 2021 4:33 pm

“We also know that international travellers in particular are fascinated by Aboriginal culture and want to understand and experience it first-hand.”

May I suggest adding a week in Alice Springs to your itinerary?

calli
calli
November 12, 2021 4:34 pm

It’s quiet because all the Melbourstanis are preparing their corflute signs for tomorrow.

Be artistic, guys!

And no spelling mistakes.

cohenite
November 12, 2021 4:36 pm

Had my comment on Keating rejected from the Oz yesterday. It started with describing him as “a very bitter bloke”.

There’s your mistake; you should have began describing him as a very bitter poofta.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 12, 2021 4:38 pm

From frollicking at 10:42 this morning…

Amnesty International may have started out with noble intentions.

I gunna stop you right there.

Yeah, I had a strong suspicion that they were no more use to anyone else than they are to us, I just had a naive hope that perhaps, in some backwater in Africa, that there might be some remote outpost where people clung to humanist ideals and tried doing something beneficial for child soldiers or such.

Zipster
Zipster
November 12, 2021 4:38 pm

This is the first time I have seen an understanding of what the spending of most taxpayer funds morally entails.

don’t panic, it will wash off

Cassie of Sydney
November 12, 2021 4:44 pm

“They tried that stunt on my when I had my 15YO Mini Schnauzer put down a week or so back. Told the vet – nice chap – if I couldn’t be inside with Max, then the vet could do his thing in the car park.

Which, after a bit of head-scratching, he duly did.”

My mother’s elderly poodle died two and a half weeks ago. She’d been very ill for a while now and was put down……we’re all very upset. It was and is heartbreaking and my mother is still grieving but on Saturdays we visit my sister who has two Aussie terriers….the most divine angels in the world (I’m biased)….and it’s cheering Mum up. They know Mum is grieving. Dogs give us humans so much…probably much more than we deserve.

Zipster
Zipster
November 12, 2021 4:47 pm

“We also know that international travellers in particular are fascinated by Aboriginal culture and want to understand and experience it first-hand.”

go out and sleep under a tree

John of Mel
John of Mel
November 12, 2021 4:48 pm

srr

For decades we’ve had people rightly point out that Muslims should stay in & fight for their countries, rather than run away & leave their women & children to suffer the wars Westerners are sent to fight for them.

I’m doing my part. It’s not much, but that’s what I can do. I’m unvaxxed, I’ll go to a protest, I talk to people when I get a chance, try to educate my kids about it (that has its own dangers, considering the amount of propaganda around us). What else can be done?

My worry is that they are coming for the kids. Our second daughter is turning 16 soon, and she will have to be jabbed if she wants to participate in this society. She does, and who can blame her?

With a little that is known about these “vaccines” I’m inclined to use – what’s the term? – ah, yes “precautionary principle” and try to avoid this for them until we know more. Unless this “more” will mean that every scary story about them is true, or even if half of them is true, then it’s an obvious “no” from us.
And how to do propose to do it while staying in Australia? We are running out of options.

John of Mel
John of Mel
November 12, 2021 4:51 pm

And how to do propose to do it while staying in Australia?

Should be “And how do you propose to do it while staying in Australia?”

Pogria
Pogria
November 12, 2021 4:55 pm

Cassie,
I recently came across a quote that sums up our relationship with dogs.

“What did humans ever do to deserve dogs?”

As an aside, there is a decent movie that is in rotation on SBS World Movies called ALPHA. It is a fictitious take on how man first developed his partnership with the canine. It stars our very own Kodi Smit-McPhee. I have watched it a couple of times as I believe it is very well acted and the filming is beautiful. It is sub-titled as they are supposedly speaking an early language. Very easy to follow though. It should still be available to watch on SBS on Demand. I highly recommend it.
Also, the German version of Heidi. That little actress is eminently watchable.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 12, 2021 4:56 pm

and quirky Russian humour.

Everyone dies in the snow.. alone.
After seeing a pack of wild nazi dickwolves rape their wives and children to death.
And their literary masterpiece is fed into the fire a page at a time trying to stave off the inevitable.
And cook what remains of their wives/kids after the dickwolf attack.

And a day later the rescuers arrive, guided by the sparkling of the snap frozen tears on the heroes cheeks, his face a mask of misery and anguish.

/yes Ive read some Dostoevsky why do you ask.?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 12, 2021 4:57 pm

on SBS World Movies called ALPHA

It is a nice film.

Pogria
Pogria
November 12, 2021 4:59 pm

John of Mel,

fake certificates and fake green tick on your phone. The people who have to peruse these passports only do so cursorily. They do not care and never look closely. They do not want to be responsible.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
November 12, 2021 5:03 pm

thefrollickingmolesays:
November 12, 2021 at 4:56 pm

I think it was Bertie Wooster who summarised every Russian play he’d ever been forced to see – “everyone just sits around talking about how dreadful everything is, and then at the end Ivan hangs himself in the barn”.
(Or should that be “woolshed”?)

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 12, 2021 5:04 pm

An old piece of science fiction

Thanks DrB! It was on Gutenberg in Kindle format so now I’ve a copy in the electronic book pile.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 12, 2021 5:08 pm

TaliDan spoke at Bert Newton’s funeral today if only to provide contrast.
A talented generous and loved man sent off by an incompetent miserable loathed cockroach.

Makka
Makka
November 12, 2021 5:12 pm

And that’s before, thinking about China – the China that has saved both the global economy and help boost Wall St and other markets.
That China is clearly disintegrating. What exactly is replacing it, nobody knows, but it is not going to be good.

Yes indeed, China is deliberately and dramatically restructuring it’s economy, away from growth through RE and infrastructure to growth by much more organic, industrial means. And this time it looks like they will stay the course.
Hence the collapsing RE giants like Evergrande. This event spells disaster for WA as all that BHP , RIO and FMG i/o infrastructure churns out millions of tons creating the mother of all gluts. Which eventually will result in production shut downs. Iron ore sub $40 per ton is coming at us fast. Disaster also for Oz generally as our weakening dollar ramps up inflation and interest rates. We are heading into very difficult times from which it’s doubtful we will emerge.

Pogria
Pogria
November 12, 2021 5:12 pm

This is pretty cool!

According to this, I am a “Kneeless, cat-loving fishmonger with nine kids”.

The first two are correct.

areff
areff
November 12, 2021 5:16 pm

“We also know that international travellers in particular are fascinated by Aboriginal culture and want to understand and experience it first-hand.”

Righto. I’m starting an outfit that will hit lady tourists with a wooden club at the bargain price of $20 a blow. And I’ve a nice piece of broken glass handy to introduce their hubbies and sweethearts to the delights of subincision, a bargain at $50 after Medicare rebate.

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
November 12, 2021 5:16 pm

Pogria says:
November 12, 2021 at 4:59 pm
John of Mel,

fake certificates and fake green tick on your phone. The people who have to peruse these passports only do so cursorily. They do not care and never look closely. They do not want to be responsible.

I think Woolworths (at least) are working to integrate your bank account with the QR code thingy for buying at their stores.

This will become widespread and compulsory

HD
HD
November 12, 2021 5:18 pm
Fat Tony
Fat Tony
November 12, 2021 5:18 pm

areff says:
November 12, 2021 at 5:16 pm
Righto. I’m starting an outfit that will hit lady tourists with a wooden club at the bargain price of $20 a blow. And I’ve a nice piece of broken glass handy to introduce their hubbies and sweethearts to the delights of subincision, a bargain at $50 after Medicare rebate.

“wooden club” – nulla nulla

“broken glass” – replace with chipped flint

They have to live the dream…

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 12, 2021 5:19 pm

And I’ve a nice piece of broken glass handy to introduce their hubbies and sweethearts to the delights of subincision

Who wants to play whistlecock!

Pogria
Pogria
November 12, 2021 5:19 pm

Shatterzzz,

I hope this puts a smile on your face. Sad eyes, then happy face.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 12, 2021 5:20 pm

An old piece of science fiction

Thanks DrB! It was on Gutenberg in Kindle format so now I’ve a copy in the electronic book pile.

I think it was written in 1925 or thenabouts, but you wouldn’t think it. The hero saves the day with nuclear energy and deals with something like the death of grass with gritty realism. There’s a female who prefers wishful thinking and can’t confront the cold equations. Altogether, rather impressive.

areff
areff
November 12, 2021 5:21 pm

replace with chipped flint

No, definitely glass. There has be some effort towards progress after 60,000 years.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 12, 2021 5:23 pm

TaliDan spoke at Bert Newton’s funeral today

That’s as bad an insult to the dead as I’ve ever heard of.
Newton was trouper, Andrews is a stormtrooper.
I admired the former and detest the latter.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 12, 2021 5:24 pm

I’m starting an outfit that will hit lady tourists with a wooden club at the bargain price of $20 a blow. And I’ve a nice piece of broken glass handy to introduce their hubbies and sweethearts to the delights of subincision

Aha ha ha. +1, plus dickless uptick.

Although the question should be asked of Dr Pascoe why micro plasma beams aren’t used as they were 80,000 years ago.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 12, 2021 5:24 pm

I don’t know shit about such things.

I’ll have to defer to “Special Ed” .

Please don’t do that. Speaking about him summons him up to our world.

Defer to Satan or Beelzebub – at least they have a sense of humour.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 12, 2021 5:26 pm

But this cant be happenning…

Everyone was supposed to comply…

Bloody Trump supporting…teachers??
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-12/warning-teacher-shortage-at-wa-alternative-and-religious-schools/100612606
COVID vaccine mandate leaves WA schools facing teacher shortage, compounding border pressure

She said while she believed government schools and most of those in the independent sector would be adequately staffed despite the mandate, some schools could be left short.

“There are some in those non-government schools that have a particular faith issue or a particular education philosophy, if I can call it that, about vaccination, and I think they’ll probably have greater numbers who have expressed that they’ll be seeking an exemption, and who may want to make some kind of political point,” she said.

“It tends to be the more fundamental Christian* schools and some of the … Steiner schools, for example, have a particular view about vaccination and technology*.”

*Not quite the fortitude to call the fundamentalists??

** Not how you spell Tyranny.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 12, 2021 5:26 pm

And how to do propose to do it while staying in Australia?

Should be “And how do you propose to do it while staying in Australia?”

Ha! Shifting the goal posts!

I consider I won this argument. Although I was not involved. And don’t actually know what the argument was.

Ah. Sod it.

Pogria
Pogria
November 12, 2021 5:27 pm

Fat Tony’
“broken glass” – replace with chipped flint

What is really hilarious about what you just said, is that Abos never even knapped Flint. They only used shellfish shells as cutting tools and scrapers. The reason they laid a whole animal on the fire is because they couldn’t gut it. Farmers and city dwellers indeed!

srr
srr
November 12, 2021 5:30 pm

John of Melsays:
November 12, 2021 at 4:48 pm

I know it’s hellishly hard for everyone, everywhere.

What’s worse for parents to have to ‘choose’ for their children, the risks of death or life long suffering from the Jabs, or being removed from their parents and put into State ‘Care’?

No one should be put in the position of having to make that sort of decision, but how much worse would it be finding yourself with that sort of non-choice in a foreign land where natives are too busy trying to keep their own alive to expend time & resources on those who ran away from their own country.

That is my point; this IS A GLOBAL WAR & The Enemy has Occupied Every Nation.

Even Americans, with all their constitutional protections, are still being forced into having to make horrendous decisions because ‘freedoms’ to ‘move to another State’ mean little to those too psychologically & financially devastated by a myriad of bad new laws to so much as move out of their own way.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 12, 2021 5:31 pm

I think it was written in 1925 or thenabouts

DrB – I was also interested to see if his detective fiction was available, since I’m sure plenty of Cats like such things, and he’s written a long series. Sadly they aren’t on Gutenberg, but are cheap on Amazon in Kindle format. So if anyone wants to binge read some detective novels he wrote 17 of them which might be fun.

(Make sure to buy via Dover’s Amazon widget.)

amortiser
amortiser
November 12, 2021 5:38 pm

Roger says:
November 12, 2021 at 4:32 pm
Somyurek said ALP ethnics saw branch stacking as form of affirmative action whereby they could get on an equal footing with Anglos in the party.

All Cats should read Somyurek’s evidence. It is very enlightening particularly his evidence in relation to the parliamentary treatment of the Red Shirts scandal.

It was damning of all sides of politics as none were prepared to shut off the provision of taxpayer money for party political purposes.

PUP or the LDP should develop a campaign around the utter corruption of the existing political players. It is an absolute disgrace.

Delta A
Delta A
November 12, 2021 5:40 pm

May I suggest adding a week in Alice Springs to your itinerary?

And include a tour of Tennant Creek; a trip through the IGA* (gasp, choke, wheeze) will tell more than words can convey.

Re the conversation about Fitzroy Crossing: we stayed there for a couple of nights in a caravan park 10 years ago. Did the excellent Geikie Gorge trip and drove extensively around the area, amazed at the area covered by the river when in flood. The local store was run by competent, polite aborigines, but I detected from the park owner that the local whities and darkies didn’t much enjoy the ideals of community diversity.

*This tour is seasonal, depending whether or not the IGA has been burnt to the ground again.

srr
srr
November 12, 2021 5:42 pm

Timothy Neilsonsays:
November 12, 2021 at 5:03 pm

thefrollickingmolesays:
November 12, 2021 at 4:56 pm

I think it was Bertie Wooster who summarised every Russian play he’d ever been forced to see – “everyone just sits around talking about how dreadful everything is, and then at the end Ivan hangs himself in the barn”.
(Or should that be “woolshed”?)

While we’re still on Sheds & Suicides …

Cowshed – Fionn Regan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4iwi1MAy9k&ab_channel=Haatchii

I still see you as a baby, I do
Climbing onto the stage in front of the school
High strung
The cat got your tongue
The spotlight came out
You’d been strung
I followed the trail
when I heard that they found
you in the cowshed
I still see the insect filled jars in rows
The calculations and the diagrams, constellations
High strung
The cat got your tongue
The spotlight came out
You’d been hung
I followed the trail
when I heard that they found
You in the cowshed

AND YET, even when the song is titled The CowSHED …

“what a simple, beautiful, sad song. to me, it’s clearly about a childhood friend or younger sibling who hung themselves in a barn.”
setsunamudou732

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 12, 2021 5:47 pm

And include a tour of Tennant Creek; a trip through the IGA

Ambitiously subtitled the ‘Food Barn’ by its owners, and the ‘Food Bin’ by everyone else.

Until a child burnt it down.

srr
srr
November 12, 2021 6:01 pm

Yeah, the lad could tell darkly deep tales well.

Some chillingly well delivered lyrics …

[…]
I’m coming out, looking for you
If you pull a hatchet
I’ll pull something to match it
How about your wife?
I will give her
a good life
My vehicle is in
your drive
Hey, I’m not that low
[…]

From Fionn Regan’s, ‘The End of History’ –

Snowy Atlas Mountains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dra9z-9wmQ&list=OLAK5uy_mdkAoDmJlyvgavDkohQ-gN9GPlMqYfCQY&index=8&ab_channel=FionnRegan-Topic

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 12, 2021 6:04 pm

“We also know that international travellers in particular are fascinated by Aboriginal culture and want to understand and experience it first-hand.”

“Gibbit packet of smokes, white count.

Gibbit fifty bucks until payday, white count.”

srr
srr
November 12, 2021 6:06 pm

And for all of us remembering the dog’s we’ve loved …

[…]
The soul of a dog
He’s alive and not gone
To the farm like the others said.
A Rhodesian Ridgeback
Off the beaten track
In a furniture shop down on the quays.
[…]
From Fionn Regan’s – The End of History

Put A Penny In The Slot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THTmZyWQNFY&list=OLAK5uy_mdkAoDmJlyvgavDkohQ-gN9GPlMqYfCQY&index=7&ab_channel=FionnReganVEVO

Runnybum
Runnybum
November 12, 2021 6:06 pm

The scary thing to me is at the next Fed election (if we are allowed one) the average Australian voter will vote for the same shit that has fucked them over for years….the uniparty.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 12, 2021 6:09 pm

An hour outside the South Hedland Liquorland is probably enough aboriginal culture for most people.

Delta A
Delta A
November 12, 2021 6:13 pm

South Hedland: phew! (Phewed in an almost silent, tentative, anxious sort of wheeze.)

You had to be there…

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 12, 2021 6:13 pm

DrB – I was also interested to see if his detective fiction was available, since I’m sure plenty of Cats like such things, and he’s written a long series.

I’ve been binging on the Driffield stories. Up there with the best in my view. Better than Agatha.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 12, 2021 6:14 pm

South Hedland Liquorland

Home of the original “Bumfights’ league.

Used to call the area out the back of the shopping center “silver pillow city” because of all the empty goon bags in the area.

srr
srr
November 12, 2021 6:15 pm

*BOOM*

mh says:
November 11, 2021 at 10:51 pm
Disclose.tv
@disclosetv
·
18h
Judge in Rittenhouse trial screams at the prosecutor.

https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1458487908810125313?s=20

Pogria
Pogria
November 12, 2021 6:23 pm

srr,
that is some beautiful music. Just the lyrics were poetry without hearing them sung. I will definitely look for the album. I hope it’s available in vinyl. Can’t beat the sound of a good record player.
Thanks for the find.

Delta A
Delta A
November 12, 2021 6:26 pm

Almost aspy grandson staying with us this weekend. He’s spent the last half hour dying (in agile and imaginative style) from sniper fire.

I managed to surprise him once with a lethal shot from the cover of a wall unit. He died magnificently, then aimed to shoot back. No no, not allowed to shoot Grannies. He tried to protest, but no correspondence entered into. One more to the Old Girl.

I love being a granny.

Roger
Roger
November 12, 2021 6:28 pm

All Cats should read Somyurek’s evidence.

“If you are going to say “There are good guys and bad guys in the Labor party”… based on this stuff, there are no good guys in the Labor Party,” Mr Somyurek said.

I.e., they were all doing what Somyurek is accused of doing.

P
P
November 12, 2021 6:28 pm

NSW anti-vax mandate lawyer suspended
Hannah Ryan 56 mins ago – AAP

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 12, 2021 6:28 pm

One way of reducing the size of the public circus then:

Close to 2500 public servants are listed by the Northern Territory Government as not having provided a record of at least one COVID-19 vaccination in the countdown to midnight’s deadline, information shared with the NT Independent shows…

NT Independent

Pogria
Pogria
November 12, 2021 6:32 pm

Delta A.

He died magnificently,

There are few things in life that are better than playing “Camille”, with little kids.

Zipster
Zipster
November 12, 2021 6:32 pm

NSW anti-vax mandate lawyer suspended

yet another institution skin-suited

rosie
rosie
November 12, 2021 6:34 pm

Bert Newton attended a relative of mine’s funeral some years ago.
I didn’t notice him at the time but someone mentioned it today.
Not surprisingly there was no quid pro quo by my relative.

rosie
rosie
November 12, 2021 6:36 pm
rosie
rosie
November 12, 2021 6:37 pm
132andBush
132andBush
November 12, 2021 6:41 pm

18h
Judge in Rittenhouse trial screams at the prosecutor.

I know you are quoting it, srr, but what a stupid headline by that mob.
He raises his voice, yes.
Screams? No.

Just what we need these days, more sensationalism.

Winston Smith
November 12, 2021 6:42 pm
srr
srr
November 12, 2021 6:44 pm

Pogria says:
November 12, 2021 at 6:23 pm
srr,
that is some beautiful music. Just the lyrics were poetry without hearing them sung. I will definitely look for the album. I hope it’s available in vinyl. Can’t beat the sound of a good record player.
Thanks for the find.

Fionn Regan was born in 1981, but I’m only partly surprised to find this –

Fionn Regan – The End Of History
Label: Lost Highway – B0009135-01
Format:
2 x Vinyl, 10″, 33 ? RPM, Album
Country: US
Released: 2007
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Alternative Rock, Acoustic, Folk Rock

– after all when such a poetic musician sings of, “changing the ribbons in this old Underwood”, it’s a hint that artistic side is strong and so he would appreciate the extra depth of vinyl ” 🙂

The Underwood Typewriter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj88b1zTRLk&list=OLAK5uy_mdkAoDmJlyvgavDkohQ-gN9GPlMqYfCQY&index=2&ab_channel=FionnRegan-Topic

Zipster
Zipster
November 12, 2021 6:47 pm

Beijing has promised to go carbon neutral by 2060. But many are questioning whether the reality of its energy production will allow it to live up to that vow.

we will all be long dead by then so will pooh bear.

Indolent
Indolent
November 12, 2021 6:52 pm

DrB – I was also interested to see if his detective fiction was available, since I’m sure plenty of Cats like such things, and he’s written a long series. Sadly they aren’t on Gutenberg, but are cheap on Amazon in Kindle format. So if anyone wants to binge read some detective novels he wrote 17 of them which might be fun.

Print versions seem to be available at the Book Depository in the U.K., which is now a subsidiary of Amazon. Delivery is free.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
November 12, 2021 6:52 pm

dover0beachsays:
November 12, 2021 at 6:04 pm

The appearance of the magic number “827” suggests to me that this is the “preliminary” survey which was discussed at much length on the 11 October open thread.
rosie kindly referred us to the authors’ updated paper where they accepted that the criticism of their preliminary survey was valid, but claimed that their final results validated a more normal figure (the authors in fact hinting, broadly speaking, that doing a preliminary survey at all had been a poor decision).
So I’d be wary about assuming this article to be a justified attack on the vaxxes.
(To make it clear, I’m not endorsing the vaxxes, and am still unvaxxed myself, but I think we vaxx sceptics can afford to stick to rigorous analysis to support our arguments.)

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 12, 2021 6:57 pm

He’s spent the last half hour dying (in agile and imaginative style) from sniper fire.

Good training. My nephew missed out on some big prize money (we’re talking 6 digits or even more) because he was sniped in one of the early rounds of the Fortnite global championship. He’s doing a degree now, but has a substantial stash in his bank account from esports.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 12, 2021 6:59 pm

Bingeing.

johanna
johanna
November 12, 2021 7:01 pm

After quite a few/several/I dunno years here, and after consulting a focus group consisting entirely of my supporters, I’ve decided to remain on the Cat.

I know that I’ve done this more than once before, but for the sake of my mental health, this has to be my decision. It’s going to be hard, but I will bravely face whatever Fate throws at me. Life is full of challenges, and I am meeting this one head on.

As someone who came from nothing to getting 100/100 in Arithmetic in third class, I know all about the difficulty of getting one’s talents appreciated. It is a hard road for those of us whose brilliance requires frequent reminders of its existence.

Fortunately, the internet provides ample opportunity to remind others not only of my brilliance (100/100 is not to be scoffed at!) but also to keep them up to date about my charity towards the less fortunate.

I can’t think of anything I did today, but I’ll keep you all posted. Something may come up.

Finally, I realise that people’s medical dramas are not for everyone – so I’m going to ask for a separate thread called ‘Arthritis for Beginners.’

With a song in my heart and a tear in my eye …

srr
srr
November 12, 2021 7:02 pm

132andBushsays:
November 12, 2021 at 6:41 pm

18h
Judge in Rittenhouse trial screams at the prosecutor.

I know you are quoting it, srr, but what a stupid headline by that mob.
He raises his voice, yes.
Screams? No.

Just what we need these days, more sensationalism.

Yes but keep in mind that so many on the Left AND Right have lived under PC BS for so long that any strongly delivered words are ‘heard’ as “screaming”=”violence”.

Coming from the Right they want to be able to say, ‘Finally, a Judge is as angry about the BS as we are!’, i.e. ‘The Big Jobs are also sensing a HOP time may be coming.’, which would be sensational were it to happen because on the whole most on the Right simply want the dramatic drongos to come to their senses & pull their heads in rather than have them hacked off and used as rather serious ‘Messaging Tools’.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
November 12, 2021 7:02 pm

DrBeauGansays:
November 12, 2021 at 6:59 pm
Bingeing.

Is that a spelling correction or an update on your current activities?

(Remember, our health authorities say that three full strength schooners on the same night is BINGE DRINKING!!!!)

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 12, 2021 7:06 pm

Doc Beaugan:
Nordenholts Millions _ $16 on Kindle.
Free pdf here

Thanks, Winston, but I have just finished it. Kindle price US $1:47.

Pat
Pat
November 12, 2021 7:06 pm

Maybe off topic or stated elsewhere, but I bet Bert Newton is disappointed that the Chinese ear transplant ambassador to Australia was at his funeral etc today.

Chris
Chris
November 12, 2021 7:07 pm

What is really hilarious about what you just said, is that Abos never even knapped Flint. They only used shellfish shells as cutting tools and scrapers. The reason they laid a whole animal on the fire is because they couldn’t gut it. Farmers and city dwellers indeed!

Stone Tools

Many of the tools were created through the process of knapping. Sharp edges were formed by striking two stones together: a hammer stone and a core stone. Pressure flaking, the process of applying pressure to stone using a hard, sharp point to detach small flakes with a range of edges, was also used. The implements crafted have a variety of uses including the carving of weapons, meat, sacred and ceremonial objects, and wooden objects such as dishes.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 12, 2021 7:11 pm

Is that a spelling correction or an update on your current activities?

Just a spelling correction, TN.

I don’t drink much. I usually have half a bottle of plonk with my dinner. On my birthday I went mad and had a whole bottle of Pol Roget. Sometimes I get stuck into Drambuie. But when I go on a binge, it’s either books or Havana cigars.

miltonf
miltonf
November 12, 2021 7:11 pm

No more Audi workhorses, perky tits or top notch law degrees. For now anyway.

Pogria
Pogria
November 12, 2021 7:16 pm

rosiesays:
November 12, 2021 at 6:36 pm
from pogria’s link

Report comment

rosiesays:
November 12, 2021 at 6:37 pm
oops

Huh? I don’t recall linking to The Independent. Certainly not that story.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 12, 2021 7:20 pm

The reason they laid a whole animal on the fire is because they couldn’t gut it.

No, the reasons they laid the animal on the fire are:
1. The animal hadn’t been bled out, so it had to be cooked immediately
2. Native animals are particularly lean, so the viscera had to be cooked, since that’s where the Fat is.
Remember, Fat is the most essential foodstuff and it’s extremely rare in the Australian natural environment.

johanna
johanna
November 12, 2021 7:20 pm

Checking the Teev guide this morning, I found that all of the networks had a live feed to Bert Newton (big in Melbourne) ‘s funeral.

They sure are desperate for content.

The coverage was equivalent to ANZAC Day.

Bert was hardly a major figure outside Danistan – Molly, OTOH was nationwide. But, the offer of free content was irresistable to the FTA networks.

Cassie of Sydney
November 12, 2021 7:23 pm

“whole bottle of Pol Roget”

Yummo….although my fave is Bollinger.

Rossini
Rossini
November 12, 2021 7:23 pm

9 news tonight Bert’s funeral was the lead story.
Obviously a slow news night.

Pogria
Pogria
November 12, 2021 7:24 pm

Chris,

that link you posted is very informative, however, there is NO mention of flint. The stones are anything they collected and were able to bash about a bit. They never developed spear points, or flint knives. The stone bowls were worn from long use. The only step forward they made during the thousands of years here was the spear chucka, which allowed them to throw their spears further and with a little more accuracy. Until the White Man arrived and the Abos were able to snaffle some fencing wire or odd bits of reo, their spears consisted of pointed bits of wood which were rubbed sharp on rough stones, then hardened from carefully placing said point into the fire for short bursts of time.

Megan
Megan
November 12, 2021 7:28 pm

Discussing the IBAC revelations over dinner the Prince observed that the Mafia are rank amateurs compared to politicians.

I responded that they are probably much nicer human beings as well.

Nothing but contempt for every single one of those vile and contemptible weasels.

rosie
rosie
November 12, 2021 7:29 pm

Molly was?
Didn’t even get a state funeral.

Vicki
Vicki
November 12, 2021 7:31 pm

Chris,you are correct to cite this article in respect to Aboriginal stone hand tools and scrappers.

We are extremely fortunate in having a property that contains an ancient site of a Bora Ring (Aboriginal initiation & ceremonial ground). As it is sited near a perennial creek (probably stocked with eels & silver perch long ago) and in a grassy woodland valley that attracts a lot of roos, it must have had a regular flow of clan groups. I regularly pick up stone hand tools and scrapers as rains expose them over the years. All have worked or ground edges. I have also found grinding stones for grinding seeds, and others of deep ochre colour which were probably the source of ceremonial body paint. I believe we also have an “eel oven” at the base of the very old Casuarina.

There are at least 4 Aboriginal “digs” in our area which were excavated by anthropologists in the 1960s, although all were in stone shelters in difficult and pretty inaccessible terrain.

We feel very fortunate in having these reminders of the peoples who once walked our property and lived out their lives there. We have wired off the Bora Ring from the cattle, as they disturb the stones, and have made little plaques to record the other artefacts, like the eel oven and the grinding stones. I keep all the hand tools in my library, all marked according to where they were found.

johanna
johanna
November 12, 2021 7:33 pm

DrBeauGan says:
November 12, 2021 at 6:13 pm

DrB – I was also interested to see if his detective fiction was available, since I’m sure plenty of Cats like such things, and he’s written a long series.

I’ve been binging on the Driffield stories. Up there with the best in my view. Better than Agatha.

If you like vintage detective fiction, our lamented former contributor Deadman has a site dedicated to his favourite, Leo Bruce.

A random link to a chapter here. You can navigate your way from there.

Enjoy!

rosie
rosie
November 12, 2021 7:33 pm

I followed your link and that story came up.

Winston Smith
November 12, 2021 7:34 pm

Ed Case:

Remember, Fat is the most essential foodstuff and it’s extremely rare in the Australian natural environment.

Well, we’ve certainly taken that fact behind the wool barn and beaten the crap out of it.

Dot
Dot
November 12, 2021 7:36 pm

Tony Abott did not jail Pauline Hanson. Peter Beattie Labor Premier of Queensland jailed Pauline Hansen.

What was Australians for Honest Politics?

Dot
Dot
November 12, 2021 7:37 pm

“Abbott calls on ‘quiet’ culture warriors
Tony Abbott has declared ‘it is time for the quiet Australians to speak up’ and for centre-right political leaders to become cultural warriors.”

Yes. We must destroy the Liberal Party.

Vicki
Vicki
November 12, 2021 7:37 pm

Pogria

We, of course, don’t have any examples that have lasted in our area, but in central and northern Australia I have seen many bowls carved out of wood (Mulga?) for carrying babies and also yams, seeds etc. I was given some examples many years ago and they are in my collection. The descendants of the old people on the NSW South Coast would carve these out of local inland cedar. My husband also brought home an elaborate fish trap woven out of reeds which he purchased on a fishing trip in Maningrida. The dilly bags that the women wove in the inland were also quite elaborate and skilful.

Dot
Dot
November 12, 2021 7:37 pm

dover0beachsays:
November 12, 2021 at 10:28 am
that is indeed sad news about Gene Simmons. I had long admired him as he always spoke out against cancel culture, BLM, Antifa etc, every nasty curse afflicting us today.

Sort of like Claire Lehmann and Quillette then.

I always pegged them as grifters.

Dot
Dot
November 12, 2021 7:38 pm

twostixsays:
November 12, 2021 at 11:54 am
Be afraid. Be very afraid. Your economic and financial future is in the hands of an incestuous combine of the most spineless and most incompetent people on the planet on the one hand and the greediest on the other.

My lying eyes tell me inflation in Australia right now is running at 10-15%.

You may be right. But as it was mentioned by someone else earlier, imagine what unemployment would be like if 300,000 PRs didn’t leave and 60,000 Aussies hadn’t either.

Winston Smith
November 12, 2021 7:39 pm

Vicki:
You’re not concerned about some activist declaring the area his?
Frankly, my first reaction to something like that would be similar to the Northern NSW farmers who had a whole raft of orders placed on their properties if a Koala was seen there – they went around and shot every koala they could find.

Dot
Dot
November 12, 2021 7:40 pm

The ER protester, a man in his 60s, approached me waving a placard and asked if he could have a word. He said that there is a climate emergency so I stopped……

I asked….”Do you have car and do you fly in an airplane?”

He answered…..”yes”

I replied…..”you’re a hypocrite”.

He replied (I kid you not)….”I don’t want live in the stone age”.

The correct response is to ask if he has heard the good news and accepted 90 protons into his heart as his lord and saviour.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 12, 2021 7:40 pm

Enjoy!

Thanks, Johanna. I shall check them out.

Roger
Roger
November 12, 2021 7:42 pm

I keep all the hand tools in my library, all marked according to where they were found.

Farmers in my neck of the woods each have their collection of stone tools they’ve unearthed from their paddocks.

Dot
Dot
November 12, 2021 7:45 pm

Nathan Buckley of Sydney law firm G&B Lawyers was suspended on Friday for at least six months.

The Council of the Law Society made the decision after forming the view he could not discharge his duty to the administration of justice.

The council also found Mr Buckley had failed in his duties not to engage in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, not to engage in conduct likely to bring the legal profession into disrepute, and to be honest and courteous in his dealings.

His practising certificate has been suspended until 30 June 2022, at which point he can apply for another one.

G&B Lawyers was behind a failed legal challenge to public health orders mandating vaccinations for some workers in NSW.

Last month, Mr Buckley launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $1 million to fight against the suspension of his practising certificate.

Disgraceful. This is a goddamned popularity contest.

The document also referred to a social media post from G&B Lawyers criticising the NSW Supreme Court’s vaccine mandate ruling, which read: “So Justice Beech-Jones today said that no one in NSW has any rights. No one has a right to bodily integrity. He basically said it is ok to kill anyone you like. No one has any rights.”

He’s right. But so is the judge – you don’t have any rights. Read the State constitution. State legislative power is virtually limitless. The State of NSW could legislate tomorrow that all green eyed people are to be executed. They really wouldn’t have much recourse given that judges and politicians chipped away and ignored human rights over the last two years.

Dot
Dot
November 12, 2021 7:46 pm

rosiesays:
November 12, 2021 at 6:34 pm
Bert Newton attended a relative of mine’s funeral some years ago.
I didn’t notice him at the time but someone mentioned it today.
Not surprisingly there was no quid pro quo by my relative.

Ahh yes. The old Two Ronnies jokes!

Dot
Dot
November 12, 2021 7:47 pm

Heavily bureaucratised Western governments are a recent development. They are a product of the Industrial Revolution and the mass society that it enabled. Before the modern bureaucratic apparatus arose, governments behaved more legibly, towards a much more confined set of purposes. Primarily, they collected taxes and waged wars. What the bureaucracy has brought us, is a wealth of ancillary government functions that nobody even 100 years ago could have imagined, together with a suite of bizarre and unpredictable behaviour that nobody can explain. Corona has been an object lesson in all of the truly crazy and destructive things a broadly distributed bureaucratic policy consensus founded upon false premises can achieve.

Like it has been said before – medieval France wasn’t that bad for peasants because although the King’s grip was terrible, his reach was short.

srr
srr
November 12, 2021 7:49 pm

Vaggzine in Belgium – 100 per cent of ICU?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vUJKgtinvg&ab_channel=Dr.JohnCampbell

Nov 8, 2021
Ivor Cummins

Just sent to me – wtf? I had people check translation – it’s official Doctor on mainstream media there, and translation correct
Original source: https://twitter.com/MarcVegt/status/1457308070632112137?s=20
Marc van der Vegt @MarcVegt
English subtitles ,for all docters and people who are afraid to speak out, be strong and know that you are not alone in this
Belgium-Antwerp GZA Hospitals 100% ‘vaccinated’ in the ICU

@mrP2050
@MichaelPSenger
@FatEmperor
https://atv.be/nieuws/gza-ziekenhuizen-laten-geen-bedden-meer-permanent-vrij-voor-covid-patienten-128526
Ty @Noster20240123 for subtitles

Dot
Dot
November 12, 2021 7:57 pm

likely to bring the legal profession into disrepute

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-10/robert-emmett-avoids-jail-over-child-abuse-material/6764952

A former teacher from one of Australia’s most distinguished families of judges has avoided jail after being convicted of filming up the skirts of his students and possessing child abuse material.

Robert Emmett, son of NSW Court of Appeal judge Arthur Emmett and Federal Circuit Court judge Sylvia Emmett, pleaded guilty in May to the charges, which included filming the private parts of children.

The former St Andrew’s Cathedral School maths teacher, who is also the grandson of former chief justice of the NSW Supreme Court Sir Laurence Street, filmed three 14-year-old female students.

Police also found more than 9,000 child abuse images on a portable hard drive at his home.

Today, Judge Ian McClintock sentenced Emmett to a two-year Intensive Correction Order (ICO) to be served in the community commencing September 17.

As part of the order he must do 32 hours of community service each month, continue to see his psychotherapist and undertake treatment programs.

The judge called the child abuse material the “disturbing and perverted exploitation of children”.

Yes well. Don’t take the government to court, however. Also, Extinction Rebeltards can break whatever laws they please.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
November 12, 2021 7:58 pm

Winston Smithsays:
November 12, 2021 at 7:39 pm
Vicki:
You’re not concerned about some activist declaring the area his?
Frankly, my first reaction to something like that would be similar to the Northern NSW farmers who had a whole raft of orders placed on their properties if a Koala was seen there – they went around and shot every koala they could find.

A friend of mine said that when the whole “land rights” thing started his father said to him that if he ever saw a circle of stones anywhere on the property he should scatter them all around so no trace of the circle remained and not tell anyone except his father.
He never said to me whether he did…

Chris
Chris
November 12, 2021 7:59 pm

that link you posted is very informative, however, there is NO mention of flint. The stones are anything they collected and were able to bash about a bit. They never developed spear points, or flint knives.

Sorry Pogria, the requirement for flint tools is a Phurhpie. What people use depends on what is available. As a heavy flint user myself, I buy old English knapped flints – by internet from an American supplier.

I have learned that flint nodules can be found beneath the cliffs of Eucla – quite analogous to the Chalk, where the white cliffs of Dover leave flint nodules on the beaches below as they are eroded. Otherwise Aboriginal tools could be knapped from any other fine siliceous material – chert, banded iron or jaspilite, and so on. Flint is particularly nice but not necessary for stone tools.

For knives, volcanic glass aka obsidian is awesome – but we Australians have an very old landscape and its mostly all gone. However, the glass telegraph insulators across the Centre were used to chip out some of the most amazing knapped tools in Australian history.

cohenite
November 12, 2021 8:04 pm

Dotsays:
November 12, 2021 at 7:45 pm
Nathan Buckley of Sydney law firm G&B Lawyers was suspended on Friday for at least six months.

Interesting. I wonder what happened to this guy:

https://www.covidmedicalnetwork.com/open-letters/2021.07.07-Letter-to-Members-of-Parliament.pdf

Vicki
Vicki
November 12, 2021 8:08 pm

Vicki:
You’re not concerned about some activist declaring the area his?

Well not reclaiming possession, but certainly creating problems – yes.
My biggest concern is that descendants of one particular clan group actually believe that the area in within their ancient territory – but evidence suggests this is quite wrong – & that it is part of the territory of another significant group. I really don’t want to get involved in that – so have not agreed to access of local groups. Which is a shame really.

My husband jokes that if any coal seam gas groups want access, we will quickly invoke the “ancient sites” issue. And quite rightly, actually.

Incidentally, I have left all artefacts to the proper authorities in my Will – as I don’t trust descendants to put the same value on them as I do.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 12, 2021 8:10 pm

Separate but equal……

Kariyarra Noongar woman Sharon Todd becomes Western Australia’s first female Indigenous funeral director
Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Fri, 12 November 2021 6:52AM

Kariyarra Noongar woman Sharon Todd has made history by becoming the State’s first female Indigenous funeral director.

Ms Todd started her business, Towards the Dreaming, after realising there was a gap in services offered by mainstream funeral companies.

She was encouraged by her family after directing her nephew’s funeral in Perth last year and her brother-in-law’s funeral in Port Hedland this year.

Ms Todd’s business proposal was supported by Wirrpanda Foundation’s Wirra Hub business advisory service, which provides in-house mentoring, networking opportunities and state of the art office facilities.

Culture and identity are integral both in life and in death for Indigenous people, so it is important that this is respected and honoured.

Ms Todd said she had always been passionate about creating funeral ceremonies that allowed “our mob to do things our way”.

“My mission is to bring as much culture and tradition as requested by families, by involving them intimately with funeral preparations and incorporating what is important to them during our services,” she said.

“Culture and identity are integral both in life and in death for Indigenous people, so it is important that this is respected and honoured.

“By fostering human connection and rekindling our traditional practises, I hope to bring healing and closure to these families.”

Vicki
Vicki
November 12, 2021 8:15 pm

A friend of mine said that when the whole “land rights” thing started his father said to him that if he ever saw a circle of stones anywhere on the property he should scatter them all around so no trace of the circle remained and not tell anyone except his father.

I think that is a great pity.

Look, I am not a member of the “sorry” group that seeks to victimise the Aboriginal people as a result of white settlement. A silly, and useless exercise.

But I have a great wistfulness about what I call “the lost tribes” when I travel about this great country. They were great survivors for all those years and I want to preserve the few remnants that showed that “they were here”.

Chris
Chris
November 12, 2021 8:18 pm

They were great survivors for all those years and I want to preserve the few remnants that showed that “they were here”.

Hell yes. Mutual respect would be awesome… if possible in a culture filled with humbug.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
November 12, 2021 8:23 pm

An angle to the latest dispute with the wharfies which the MSM predictably is ignoring: where are the whinging advocates of equal employment opportunity and opponents of entrenched male privilege etc etc when the wharfies’ union wants to confine employment on the wharves to their families and friends? That,I assume, is positive discrimination.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
November 12, 2021 8:29 pm

Nobody ever heard of Juukan Gorge or listed it as a significant sacred site until Rio blew it up and all of a sudden it was a terrible desecration and the tears flowed like water.

Tears dried up a bit when Rio opened the chequebook.

The famed Bronzewing gold mine discovered in 1990 by prospector “Midas” Mark Creasey wasn’t able to go into production for over a year while various “elders” and “archeologists” scoured the ground looking for artefacts.

Their results went on display at Leinster Community Hall. It looked like someone has tossed a shovelful of gravel on a table. Crusty old miners falling about laughing, and Bronzewing fired up, producing 250,000 ounces of gold in its first year.

will
will
November 12, 2021 8:30 pm

I think Woolworths (at least) are working to integrate your bank account with the QR code thingy for buying at their stores.

Visit Wollies sometimes, never used the QR thing, if necessary I will pay cash at the checkout, but more likely will preference IGS/ALDI or Coles

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 12, 2021 8:31 pm

… where are the whinging advocates of equal employment opportunity and opponents of entrenched male privilege etc etc when the wharfies’ union wants to confine employment on the wharves to their families and friends?

Traditionally, wharves and docks jobs ran in families.
It can be dangerous work, shift work is involved, so it’s a shit job that fucks your health.
Intergenerational knowledge isn’t to be sneered at.
No mention of Males Only in the Log Of Claims.

Vicki
Vicki
November 12, 2021 8:34 pm

Batch release assessment of COVID-19 vaccines – TGAhttps://www.tga.gov.au › batch-release-assessment-covi…
To ensure these standards are maintained, the TGA will conduct a batch release assessment process for every batch of vaccine supplied in Australia.

Would like to know what Cats think of this release from the TGA. I have always worried about possibility of Vaccine adverse reactions coming from “different batches” as Robert Malone remarked without explanation.

This testing announcement is from this month. Is the TGA becoming sensitive about the growing concern about the variation in reactions?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 12, 2021 8:35 pm

Intergenerational knowledge isn’t to be sneered at.

The American Army found, during World War Two, that working parties of their soldiers could move cargo at FOUR TIMES the rate of the “wharfies.” Intergenerational knowledge, my hairy aunt.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 12, 2021 8:37 pm

They were great survivors for all those years

As were all our ancestors, otherwise we wouldn’t be here.
I find this line of racial pride illogical.

cohenite
November 12, 2021 8:41 pm

They were great survivors for all those years and I want to preserve the few remnants that showed that “they were here”.

They did well: they exterminated the Mega Fauna, the greatest man-made animal extinction, burnt the place so bad they changed the flora from rainforest to semi-arid gum fire-bombs and exterminated the 2 groups of peoples who were here before them. Fuck ’em.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 12, 2021 8:41 pm

Would like to know what Cats think of this release from the TGA. I have always worried about possibility of Vaccine adverse reactions coming from “different batches” as Robert Malone remarked without explanation.

Sure.
Malone is a vax apologist, his latest spin is

“Let’s check each batch.”

The issue is:
Vaccines are tested over many years, this one wasn’t and the testing was blown up anyway.
Any number of things could mean the vax is contraindicated for a person, but the experts aren’t going there.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 12, 2021 8:43 pm

Nobody ever heard of Juukan Gorge or listed it as a significant sacred site

Didn’t the sacred artifacts of Juukan Gorge amount to a girdle, plaited from human hair, a few bones and sharpened sticks?

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 12, 2021 8:47 pm

The American Army found, during World War Two, that working parties of their soldiers could move cargo at FOUR TIMES the rate of the “wharfies.”

Perhaps, but Cranes, Winches and Lifting Gear should last a long time.
Letting “working parties of American troops” use the gear is a certain way to ensure the gear is fucked before the next shift.

JC
JC
November 12, 2021 8:48 pm

Wow , military and aboriginal Tourette’s at the same time. I think that could be first.

The Rones has gone completely spastic with military Tourette’s over the past few days.

PeterW
PeterW
November 12, 2021 8:51 pm

What I find illogical and repugnant, are the claims that people who have never been on my land. Never mixed their sweat and blood with its dust, somehow have more of a “connection” with it, than I.

I have an appreciation for history, but people are not “special” – either specially good or evil, wise or foolish – just because they are now dead. Surviving might be creditable, but some folk did far more than survive.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 12, 2021 8:56 pm

The Rones has gone completely spastic with military Tourette’s over the past few days.

JC’s “Ronery” – whoever that is – Tourettes has begun – it’s all downhill from here for the old crepsecule.

Bruce in WA
November 12, 2021 8:57 pm

To Beertruk and Miss Anthropist from upthread:

You seem to have some connection with Oakey. Does it go back a ways? I ask because my (then) closest friend, whom I had known from school days, was killed in an air crash out there. His name was Lynn Hummerston. Did you know (of) him??

JC
JC
November 12, 2021 8:58 pm

The Rones (“whoever that is”).

Who could the Rones possibly be. Who is it? I’m dumb. … founded as to who it could be.
Rones do you know?

JC
JC
November 12, 2021 9:00 pm

Who is this Rones? It’s impossible to figure out. I don’t know.

Rones can you help all of us work it out?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 12, 2021 9:01 pm

The American Army found, during World War Two, that working parties of their soldiers could move cargo at FOUR TIMES the rate of the “wharfies.”

Yes. I’ve just been reading the official account of the defense of Ambon by the 2/21st Btn. I could subtitle it “How to Eat a Shit Sandwich Really Really Well”. It’s a fascinating account given the whole thing was politically necessary but militarily inane. I propose letting the 2/21st guys meet the wharfies in combat in Valhalla. It would be a fun encounter to watch, if somewhat brief.

Bar Beach Swimmer
November 12, 2021 9:03 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:
November 12, 2021 at 8:07 am

Spot on, Cassie.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 12, 2021 9:07 pm

It’s a fascinating account given the whole thing was politically necessary but militarily inane.

The Labor Party got a lot of Diggers killed to make some Political Point, is that what happened?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 12, 2021 9:21 pm

The whole “our land” is bullshit to me.
You happen to be standing on a piece of extruded mantle floating around on the surface of a planet.
We are all stardust.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 12, 2021 9:23 pm

Ed – No. Ambon had to be defended because of US voters and the UK-Dutch-Aussie alliance thing. So the 2/21st was sent with little equipment and ammunition. A RAAF Sqn of Hudsons was based there. Which was quite useless against carrier Zeroes. The 2/21st had no artillery, no AT, no AA and little transport. The 2/21st btn commander kicked up such a righteous stink that he was replaced just before the Japanese landed. His replacement Maj. Scott, a 1st AIF guy (who volunteered knowing exactly what he was in for), ate the sandwich with excellent form. The Dutch forces were twice as large as they were, but bugged out after a very short time. The Aussies did bloody well, and the political requirement was bloodily met.

I was especially sad that Sgt. L E Martin, captured at Ambon, died as a POW on 5 Aug 1945 one day before Hiroshima. And his colleague Sgt. H L Smith died as a POW two weeks earlier on 21 July 1945. Shit happens, and sometimes in life you are called upon to eat a sandwich of it.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 12, 2021 9:24 pm

Kareem al Jabbar tough on the Unvaccinated, son stabs neighbour in back of head.
https://news.yahoo.com/kareem-abdul-jabbars-son-adam-170516793.html

Joanna
Joanna
November 12, 2021 9:34 pm

I watched the beginning of Bert Newton’s funeral today. Is the acknowledgement of traditional owners a regular thing at church services now? I must admit, I was quite taken aback by it.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 12, 2021 9:37 pm

The Dutch forces were twice as large as they were, but bugged out after a very short time.

The Dutch Army in the Netherlands East Indies was largely recruited from among the local population – their officers and N.C.O.’s didn’t trust said recruits not to sell them out to the Japanese at the first opportunity.

Rabz
November 12, 2021 9:37 pm

Peoples!

The fascism is now being unrelentingly turned up to eleventy.

According to the cybores, “Resistance is futile”.

Not in this li’l cottage. 🙂

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 12, 2021 9:37 pm

Thankyou Johanna for the anti-flounce. I will still miss Lizzie. The chapter you put up from the Queens of Newminster bit was interesting as it allows the reader to digest the words a bit like slow jazz. Will have a look whe not on my phone.

Bar Beach Swimmer
November 12, 2021 9:41 pm

Vickisays:
November 12, 2021 at 8:34 pm
Batch release assessment of COVID-19 vaccines –
To ensure these standards are maintained, the TGA will conduct a batch release assessment process for every batch of vaccine supplied in Australia.

Would like to know what Cats think of this release from the TGA. I have always worried about possibility of Vaccine adverse reactions coming from “different batches” as Robert Malone remarked without explanation.

This testing announcement is from this month. Is the TGA becoming sensitive about the growing concern about the variation in reactions?

There’s a post on The Burning Platform blog that refers to an article from The Expose ‘…that makes an explosive claim: There is a wildly statistically-significant skew in the death rate from Covid-19 vaccines by lot number…[Moderna] There are 547 unique lot entries that have one or more deaths associated with them. Some of the lot numbers are in the wrong format or missing, as you can also see. That’s not unusual and in fact implicates the ordinary failure to get things right when people fill out the input…But there is a wild over-representation in deaths of just a few lots; in fact fewer than 50 lots account for all lots where more than 20 associated deaths accumulated and out of the 547 unique entries fewer than 100 account for all those with more than 10 deaths…

How about Pfizer? Pfizer has 395 unique lot numbers associated with al least one death and , again, there are a few that are obviously bogus. But again, normal distribution my ass; there is a wild over-representation with one lot, EN6201, being associated with 117 deaths and fewer than 20 associated with more than 50.’

(I still can’t link for whatever reason, so if anyone wants to read the entire post, see The Burning Platform, (title) Uh, That’s Not A Conspiracy Theory, by Karl Denninger).

Rabz
November 12, 2021 9:44 pm

Kareem al Jabbar

I have a pair of the eponymous adidas hi-tops, which are still in active service.

There is no such thing as a hero. Just those that we vainly hope aren’t as ordinary, flawed and expedient as we might be alleged to be.

Which the former always prove to be. Hollyweird is not a concept, it’s a reality.

Bar Beach Swimmer
November 12, 2021 9:45 pm

The Pianist has just started on SBS Movies – Jews are not allowed to enter restaurants or go into the park.

Rabz
November 12, 2021 9:46 pm

Woo-hoo! 🙂

PeterW
PeterW
November 12, 2021 9:47 pm

Reading back through.

I have made both primitive stone cutting implements, and tried them out in the skinning if dog-tucker. While they “work”, they are far harder work than a decent steel knife – there is a reason why we went from the stone-age to the iron-age, instead of vice-versa – and present a bloody obvious reason why people who did the vast majority of their cooking with open fires, did not bother to skin their food..

I have a couple of ground axes which are very poor cutting implements, and a number of what can best be described as “hammer stones”. Nothing more complex than round stones roughly fist-sized which have probably been carried from a conglomerate uplift about 15 miles south of here. Average about 1/square km.

The scary thing is that some “elder” who has never in his life been on your property, can point to a spot in an open paddock, proclaim that there used to be a special tree there, and declare it a “sacred site”. How the hell do you defend against that?

Rabz
November 12, 2021 9:51 pm

Bluddee hell- the kick inside of me! 😕

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 12, 2021 9:53 pm

The scary thing is that some “elder” who has never in his life been on your property, can point to a spot in an open paddock, proclaim that there used to be a special tree there, and declare it a “sacred site”

Cite you the notorious “Yackabindi Station” land rights claim, where the “guardian of the sacred sites” lived hundreds of kilometers away in suburban Perth, and had never set foot on the property in their lives.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 12, 2021 9:57 pm

Zulu – What is apparent in this account (Singapore-Ambon-Timor) is just how easy it would’ve been for the Japanese to go one small step further and take Darwin. Whereupon they could’ve established a perimeter and kept the place for years. There was one battalion defending Darwin, and not much in the way of air support. If the Japanese had gotten the strategic idea of taking the place as a blocking location they would’ve succeeded brilliantly. I think the sheer guts of the 8th Div guys helped give the Japanese the idea, wrongly, that it wasn’t worth it.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 12, 2021 9:57 pm

and present a bloody obvious reason why people who did the vast majority of their cooking with open fires, did not bother to skin their food..

No.
The feet were skinned, the tendons exposed and tied around the legs to keep the heat and the juices from escaping.
Making flint knives requires great skill and hand speed, there’s film of aborigines demonstrating that skill.

Zatara
Zatara
November 12, 2021 9:58 pm

No. Ambon had to be defended because of US voters

Bit of a stretch there. I mean they elected Biden but c’mon man! By repute, they can’t point out Australia on a map much less Ambon.

areff
areff
November 12, 2021 10:04 pm

Sacred sites are being gutted all over. The Champion Hotel at the corner of Brunswick and Gertrude streets is now a post office.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 12, 2021 10:07 pm

Zatara – I should’ve said the US MSM, not the US voters.

If we’d cravenly capitulated and bugged out the US MSM would’ve had reams of reports and opinion pieces about the unreliable cowardly Australians, which the US voters would then’ve read. But since the 2/21st btn guys fought a bloody last stand without support or possibility of retreat the US MSM wrote nothing. Thus Australian political requirements were completed. And MacArthur arrived in Brisbane to reconquer the planet. Well done 2/21st guys.

Rabz
November 12, 2021 10:10 pm

Phwooooaaaaarrrr … ! 🙂

Zatara
Zatara
November 12, 2021 10:12 pm

But since the 2/21st btn guys fought a bloody last stand without support or possibility of retreat the US MSM wrote nothing

And very likely knew nothing. The satcom antennas were a bit touchy back in the 40s.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 12, 2021 10:14 pm

Phwooooaaaaarrrr

Rabz – That after what I’ve been commenting about requires this track. She’s a babe.

Bruce in WA
November 12, 2021 10:15 pm

Rabz

Sadly

Rabz
November 12, 2021 10:21 pm

For poor olMole … 🙂

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 12, 2021 10:22 pm

If we’d cravenly capitulated and bugged out the US MSM would’ve had reams of reports and opinion pieces about the unreliable cowardly Australians, which the US voters would then’ve read.

The Americans entered the war and occupied Australia in response to Pearl Harbor.
Sending Aussie Diggers to Ambon to be slaughtered was a decision of the Curtin Labor Party Government.
Curtin was the Daniel Andrews of his day.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 12, 2021 10:23 pm

And very likely knew nothing.

As I said the replacement btn commander knew exactly what he was going into. He was a GHQ staffer who volunteered. Fortunately he survived the war.

The satcom antennas were a bit touchy back in the 40s.

Comms were so bad. So much defensive capability was lost in Malaya and SE Asia because the Japanese cut battlefield telephone lines with bombing and infiltration tactics. The defense of Tobruk was successful because of the 25 pounder guys, but that was only because the artillery spotters could communicate with the artillery batteries. Over and over in the jungle warfare the communications were cut, so the artillery didn’t know where to fire. Of course in Ambon there was no artillery, but comm line failure still prevented platoons and companies from coordinating and supporting each other. It would be fascinating to know what modern coms could do to such situations. Much worse for the attacker I suspect.

Rabz
November 12, 2021 10:26 pm

Bluddee hell – my second link for poor ol’ Mole didnae work, so now it’s time for some Classic Kate. 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 12, 2021 10:27 pm

The Americans entered the war and occupied Australia in response to Pearl Harbor.

The Americans occupied Australia solely to use as a base to drive North to recapture the Philippine Islands, after the shambles that military genius, Douglas MacArthur, had made of their defence…

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 12, 2021 10:29 pm

Hi JC
Is Military Tourettes contagious in your opinion?

Rabz
November 12, 2021 10:31 pm

An edgy version

Zatara
Zatara
November 12, 2021 10:38 pm

BoN, forgive me for being obtuse.

Blame the Americans for not making a big deal of 2/21’s fight?

I suggest that one, they didn’t have any reporters there, because they were likely in Bilabid prison by then.. Two, even if they were there they had no way to get the story out asmorse code required a sending unit and an antenna, the smartphones with cameras were 3-4 generation later.

On can be as inflamed as they like about the battle, but suggesting that the American media and by extension the American public, didn’t care lacks logic.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 12, 2021 10:39 pm

after the shambles that military genius, Douglas MacArthur, had made of their defence…

Zulu – I’ve been reading how the Japanese went through four divisions like poo through a goose to take Singapore. Breathtaking stuff. The 8th Div did the best but they were roadkill in the end like the Indian divisions all were. Shows what veteran troops and carefully honed tactics can do. For example the Japanese didn’t bother with artillery much – just had masses of company level mortars, which fits the jungle battlefield so much better. I have to say on what I read about Malaya and Singapore that the defense of Corregidor, without air cover and in the face of total naval supremacy, seems pretty damned good. I haven’t read about that campaign though.

132andBush
132andBush
November 12, 2021 10:42 pm

Sacred sites are being gutted all over. The Champion Hotel at the corner of Brunswick and Gertrude streets is now a post office.

And what about the Wobbly Boot in Bogga?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 12, 2021 10:46 pm

BoN, forgive me for being obtuse.

Zatara – The whole idea is not to have coverage of fleeing cowardly Aussies, and not to have coverage of Australia abandoning loyal defenseless allies to the heinous Japs.

Media silence is a fine thing. We know that much more these days than back then, but the UK and Australia in 1941 were exquisitely aware of what would and would not go into US newspapers. To catch a friendly gorilla one needs to have a lot of tasty treats for him, but no sour ones.

Zipster
Zipster
November 12, 2021 10:47 pm

The scary thing is that some “elder” who has never in his life been on your property, can point to a spot in an open paddock, proclaim that there used to be a special tree there, and declare it a “sacred site”. How the hell do you defend against that?

there are usually tell-tales of human presence, eradicate them before anyone sees them.

Zatara
Zatara
November 12, 2021 10:52 pm

BoN

I’m confused. Are you suggesting that the American press ignored the action or that they trash talked the ozzers?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 12, 2021 10:55 pm

I haven’t read about that campaign though.

MacArthur began that campaign under the belief that the Japanese would not attack until April 1942, and that, using Gallipoli as an example, any Japanese invasion of the Philippines was bound to fail. Several hours after Pearl Harbor, the majority of his Air Force was wiped out, on the ground. It went downhill, from there.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 12, 2021 11:01 pm

Hi JC
Is Military Tourettes contagious in your opinion?

Gentlemen are discussing matters military, Grogarly. Shut the door on your way out, will you?

JC
JC
November 12, 2021 11:03 pm

What island were you deployed to, Rones? You told us one time that you were “deployed” to a pacific island and I think you mentioned how dangerous it was and that you were prepared to give your life for the country even in the middle newlyweds on their honeymoon. The dudes here that have also fought hot wars were hugely impressed with your courage and humility.

JC
JC
November 12, 2021 11:05 pm

Hi JC
Is Military Tourettes contagious in your opinion?

Very much so. The Newcastle chief scientist appears to have caught a bout.

Zipster
Zipster
November 12, 2021 11:05 pm

My lying eyes tell me inflation in Australia right now is running at 10-15%.

probably about right.

property that was yielding about 4.5% is now yielding about 2.5% with all the property price increases. If rba rates rise 2-3%, that would mean rents would need to roughly double to maintain 2.5% above the risk free rate.

something is going to break.

Armadillo
Armadillo
November 12, 2021 11:07 pm

New Jersey state senator-elect Edward Durr recounted an ironic conversation he had with his longtime predecessor – and state Senate President – Steve Sweeney after he conceded the race to the Republican commercial truck driver.

Durr, in an appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Thursday, said Sweeney was “a gentleman” in his congratulatory call a day earlier, which followed his public concession.

“He congratulated me and just wished me luck, [told me] to do well for South Jersey,” Durr said.

“I told him, you know, if he ever needs anything, just give me a call, because I’m his representative now,” Durr, who is reported to have spent only $153 on his primary campaign, responded.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 12, 2021 11:10 pm

What island were you deployed to, Rones?

All on track, so far. JC will disappear up his own rectum, in about half an hour or so, still raving on about “Rones”, whoever that is, and wondering why no one believes his stories about fifteen years on Wall Street. All on track.

rickw
rickw
November 12, 2021 11:10 pm

Trailer Excitement:

Borrowed mates tandem trailer, two lathes on board and a workbench. About 30 minutes into the trip has some horrible shimmies that came and went without warning. Did I load it wrong?!

Pulled into servo to check load and see if I could work out the problem. That wheel looks to be in an odd position?! Left hand rear spring bolt and half the bracket is MIA and the end off the spring wedged up the side of the trailer. Called RACV, bloke called me back, got me to send photos and told him I needed a 1/2” high tensile bolt about 2” long.

While I waited for him I jacked up the trailer and started wrestling things back to where the should be. Young RACV bloke turns up, had hunted for a bolt at their workshop but couldn’t find anything big enough. Think you’re going to need to be towed. Seeing what I was trying to do with a ratchet strap to pull the spring back into place he relocates his Ute to the other side so I can use it to pull from. With more ratcheting the spring pops back into the bracket. I lower the jack slightly and everything is now lined up, we’re just missing a 1/2” bolt. Then I remember that the tool post bolt on one of the lathes is 1/2”. While I extract that I get him to rummage through boxes of tooling in the back of the Ute to see if he can find a 1/2” nut. I get the bolt and he finds a 1/2” nut on a waldown toolpost grinder.

We put the bolt in and he gets his rattle gun to run the nut up hard on the end of the thread. The whole mess fixed in about 30 minutes in the rain. RACV bloke is in his second year of Mech Eng at RMIT.

Good job RACV!

tterial
November 12, 2021 11:15 pm

Zip

Wage rates are constrained in Oz.

I had this discussion with a friend this very evening. He thinks it’s inflation, whereas I think we’re seeing a change in relative prices brought on by a very material supply shock. The central banks, unlike the first decade of the century need to be very very careful because the majorly fucked up big time then. They tightened policy and almost caused a depression. They tightened on the mistaken belief that the rise in commodity prices was inflationary whereas we were experiencing a material, unexpected increase in demand from the economic advancement in the developing world.

Here’s the thing though, if the markets really believed that we were entering a period of high inflation , bond prices wouldn’t be where they are now.

I think we have seen the peek in bond prices, but the lows are possibly 40 years away.

JC
JC
November 12, 2021 11:16 pm

Zipster

Wage rates are constrained in Oz.

I had this discussion with a friend this very evening. He thinks it’s inflation, whereas I think we’re seeing a change in relative prices brought on by a very material supply shock. The central banks, unlike the first decade of the century need to be very very careful because the majorly fucked up big time then. They tightened policy and almost caused a depression. They tightened on the mistaken belief that the rise in commodity prices was inflationary whereas we were experiencing a material, unexpected increase in demand from the economic advancement in the developing world.

Here’s the thing though, if the markets really believed that we were entering a period of high inflation , bond prices wouldn’t be where they are now.

I think we have seen the peek in bond prices, but the lows are possibly 40 years away.

Dot
Dot
November 12, 2021 11:22 pm

https://www.smh.com.au/national/dying-of-covid-or-with-it-pathologists-take-on-conspiracy-theorists-20211111-p5982e.html

Dishonest bullshit.

Conflates three things:

1. The loopy idea that COVID doesn’t exist.
2. The correct idea that many people – elderly, comorbid, simply died with (at worst, of) and not from COVID.
3. Questioning authority is somehow a conspiracy theory.

The “best” lies are half truths.

The above sort of article is the worst kind of propaganda. It tells the truth about whackos and conflates it with reasonable dissent.

JC
JC
November 12, 2021 11:23 pm

All on track, so far. JC will disappear up his own rectum, in about half an hour or so, still raving on about “Rones”, whoever that is, and wondering why no one believes his stories about fifteen years on Wall Street. All on track.

No one? You mean you’re trying to create fake news, Rones, you disgusting turd

That bet I offered the other evening is evergreen, which means you can take it up any time you want.

1. I did or didn’t work on wall street
2. You did or didn’t receive 600K as a special dividend.

100K on each bet and we escrow.

Here’s the thing, you dishonest imbecile. You could take the bet and if you were honest about having received that dividend amount, you would at the very least breakeven. But as everyone knows, not taking the bet means, you’re a dishonest, big noting, disgusting cuckold.

And please stop it with the chest thumping. It doesn’t impress anyone, you dickhead.

My compliments too. 🙂

Zatara
Zatara
November 12, 2021 11:23 pm

Regarding the loss of Singapore and Malaysia, the Empire lost them decades before the Japanese ever set foot in them.

They lost it to the reality that nobody in a universe away wanted to spend any real money or effort there as they were broke after WW-I. So they devised a war plan based on rushing a non-existent fleet to a naval base in Singapore which was never equipped or supplied to support it. They put ancient 15 inch guns removed from dreadnoughts in people’s back yards. All to shake a big stick at the Japanese who saw the paper dragon for what it was.

When the inevitable happened, the powers that be focused on defending that non-existant naval base to support the fleet that would never come…. and got totally reamed by reality.

Zipster
Zipster
November 12, 2021 11:25 pm
Dot
Dot
November 12, 2021 11:26 pm

Here’s the thing though, if the markets really believed that we were entering a period of high inflation , bond prices wouldn’t be where they are now.

Ganmain (look it up) in southern NSW had property prices shot up 15% in one quarter this year.

We have supply shocks and borrowing and (informal) monetisation of debt.

Inflation is horrific, even if part of it is transitory.

Just don’t fall for the Kool Aid like the US MSM and gaslight the public – “inflation is actually really good, Explained…”

What a prevericative, obnoxious and twee load of steaming bullcrap.

JC
JC
November 12, 2021 11:27 pm

Rones.. Enough of the rough stuff. Remember when you told us you were deployed on a Pacific Island and how you too had risked your life like the other dudes who’d fought in hot wars?

You’d better call Driller and tell him..

Rabz
November 12, 2021 11:27 pm

At night we ride through the mansions of glory …
In suicide machines

Sprung from cages on Highway 9 …
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected, and steppin’ out over the line

I tells ya! 🙂

Goils comb their hair through the rear view mirrors and the boys try to look so hard
I wanna die with you Wendy, on the streets tonight, in an everlasting kiss …

Because tramps like us, Wendy, we were born to run, I tells ya! 🙂

Dot
Dot
November 12, 2021 11:29 pm

“Trumps like us, Melindiana,…”

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
November 12, 2021 11:30 pm

Inflation is here to stay. Expect roughly 10% inflation per year for the next 3 years…
Also, to track real inflation, all you need to do is track the average price of gold and the average price of housing. They are almost the same.
You will find that over the last 20 years, both the price of gold and the price of the average property has increased by around 400%.

Always remember, inflation is not the price of everything increasing, it is the value of your currency going down due to printing of money.

JC
JC
November 12, 2021 11:36 pm

Ganmain (look it up) in southern NSW had property prices shot up 15% in one quarter this year.

I believe you, but why is that inflation? Spikes in real estate aren’t part of the CPI. In fact, spikes in real estate could be considered dis-inflationary as people need to devote more resources toward one purchase vs others.

We have supply shocks and borrowing and (informal) monetisation of debt.

We do not have monetization of debt.

The RBA allows the market to set the price for debt. It doesn’t simply stuff bonds on their balance sheet without firstly allowing the market to set the price. This is so freaking important.

Also, the only way this can become hyper inflation is if the markets believed the central banks wouldn’t stop quantitative easing.

Inflation is horrific, even if part of it is transitory.

Lockdowns and pandemics are horrific. Chinese bioweapons escaping from the lab are horrific.

Just don’t fall for the Kool Aid like the US MSM and gaslight the public – “inflation is actually really good, Explained…”

I never would.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

What island were you deployed to, Rones? You told us one time that you were “deployed” to a pacific island and I think you mentioned how dangerous it was

I’m calling bullshit.
No such claim was made.
This has been called before, & the claim was unable to be backed up.
(In other words, was bullshit)

Situation normal.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Ganmain (look it up) in southern NSW had property prices shot up 15% in one quarter this year.

A house sold for $100,000 a year ago, & another the other day for $115,000

Question: Did the more expensive house come with a sheepdog?
(Something’s gotta explain the price rise)

JC
JC
November 12, 2021 11:39 pm

Plasamoter

You’re talking horseshit. Stay away from blogs that write that sort of thing because eventually you end you blaming the Rothschilds and then it’s an easy road to hating Jews..

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