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An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump, Joseph Wright, 1768

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Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
November 18, 2021 9:43 pm

Pay Cash for everything.

Already going back that way but not for any dark motives. The amount of fees electronic payment is starting to attract is the reason why. Problem is what happens when businesses stop accepting legal tender and only cashless. Starting to see that now and for the time being it is easy to avoid.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 18, 2021 9:45 pm

The States are solely responsible for the Lockdowns and Border Closures.
Solely responsible.
It hasn’t worked and Scotty has called for a halt.
That’s all he can do and all he should be able to do.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 18, 2021 9:51 pm

Enough people either pay cash or insist on a Cheque and the Big Gov. fans will either cave or shut their doors.
Don’t be afraid to ask for a cashdiscount, it’s up to them if they want to pay GST.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 18, 2021 9:58 pm

All this is for the benefit of the health system, is it?

This would be the health system that’s had two years to prepare, and which is the most wasteful department at either State or Federal levels by a street. Much worse than the education departments, and that’s saying something.

Health departments, and hospitals by default run on a 24 hour ‘Hail Mary’ cycle, where if nothing significant goes wrong despite overworked staff and cracks being papered over everywhere you look then the cry is ‘Let’s do it all again tomorrow’ under the false god of risk management.

Bloated, festering bureaucracies hovering over the top chock full of ‘executives’ and vanity projects, soaking up the billions that go into it. If this wide brown land got the health portfolio right, then none of this current nonsense would be necessary.

Unless, of course, the said nonsense was being used as an extortion mechanism for free Federal cash.

Never underestimate the capacity of interlocking cash hoovers to keep their jobs and maintain their fiefdoms.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
November 18, 2021 10:00 pm

The States are solely responsible for the Lockdowns and Border Closures.
Solely responsible.

So who kept all Australians and foreigners alike out of Australia for the last 22 months, Grigory?

I know Comrade Sneakers behaves like he is Grand Poobah of his own Sovereign Nation, but even he has a level of sovereignty over and above him…

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
November 18, 2021 10:02 pm

Don’t be afraid to ask for a cashdiscount, it’s up to them if they want to pay GST.

I used crystallised gypsum, freshly cracked in a nuclear submarine’s reactor chamber.

My transactors know the authenticity of my material by its magnificent blue glow…

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
November 18, 2021 10:02 pm

The States are solely responsible for the Lockdowns and Border Closures.

Responsible in a we-made-a-decison way, but not responsible in a who-pays way.
The Feds guaranteed funding to the States who locked down. Without Jobkeeper, Disaster payments etc etc the States would never have been so draconian.
From The Australian Government Treasury: The 2021-22 Budget committed an additional $41 billion in direct economic support, bringing total support since the beginning of the pandemic to $291 billion as of May 2021.

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
November 18, 2021 10:16 pm

The States are solely responsible for the Lockdowns and Border Closures.

And Scummo & the Feds couldn’t have mounted a High Court challenge??
(As well as cut off funding etc)

Scummo is leading the charge on all this shit – the States are providing cover & the muscle.

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 18, 2021 10:19 pm

Without Jobkeeper, Disaster payments etc etc the States would never have been so draconian.

No, the Labor States tried to bring the Federal Government down.
If people starved, it was heartless Scotty’s fault.

JobKeeper, JobSeeker, drawing up to $20 Grand of Super and other Reief Payments were the greatest single thing any Federal Government has done in my lifetimel
It was enough to give people faith that the Liberals in Canberra wouldn’t leave them for dead.

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
November 18, 2021 10:20 pm

Rex Anger says:
November 18, 2021 at 10:02 pm
I used crystallised gypsum, freshly cracked in a nuclear submarine’s reactor chamber.
My transactors know the authenticity of my material by its magnificent blue glow

Rex – in cartoons & movies, radioactive stuff always glows green….
Are you telling me that I have been fooled all these years???

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 18, 2021 10:22 pm

And Scummo & the Feds couldn’t have mounted a High Court challenge??
(As well as cut off funding etc)

The Federal Government doesn’t have power over the States and it can’t cut off Federal Funds.
If it could,Whitlam woulda done it in 1973.

jupes
jupes
November 18, 2021 10:27 pm

I intend to give him another spectacle this weekend, too. I’d like to beat our previous personal best.

Good on ya Mater. Hope you do.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
November 18, 2021 10:35 pm

A new religious discrimination commissioner tasked with overseeing proposed protections for faith-based groups and individuals would be handed an $11m ­budget over five years to establish a stand-alone office inside the Australian Human Rights Commission.

This will rapidly morph into the “don’t insult Islam” department. It may do some token protection of other non-Christian faiths but it will mainly be to stop people accurately quoting from the Koran and the Hadiths.

jupes
jupes
November 18, 2021 10:47 pm

This will rapidly morph into the “don’t insult Islam” department.

No doubt.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 18, 2021 10:47 pm

This will rapidly morph into the “don’t insult Islam” department. It may do some token protection of other non-Christian faiths but it will mainly be to stop people accurately quoting from the Koran and the Hadiths.

I’ll bet good money on that.

Megan
Megan
November 18, 2021 10:56 pm

I wasn’t going to go to Saturday’s rally because of scheduled eye surgery today. Which was cancelled at the last minute. Indefinitely. Oh well, the health systems is not stressed at all apparently.

So now I’m free to go but not sure I’ll have company as the Prince is definitely not keen. What advice, Mater, for attending solo?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 18, 2021 10:56 pm

HMAS Sydney’s Unknown Sailor is finally named as Thomas Welsby Clark

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He was a strapping young accountant from Brisbane who had served in the army before finding a berth as an able seaman on HMAS Sydney, the pride of the navy. How the nation grieved when the warship was ambushed and sunk by a German raider on that black day exactly 80 years ago, with the loss of all 645 hands.

They called him the Unknown Sailor and his desiccated remains, which washed up on Christmas Island 11 weeks after the disaster, were all that was ever found of the ship’s gallant company who died to the last man.

Much like the fate of the Sydney itself, his life was a mystery.

On Friday, he is being given back his name. He has a face, a family, a story that can at last be told to close the circle on Australia’s worst maritime disaster.

The Unknown Sailor is Thomas Welsby Clark and he was 21, tall and fair, with the world at his feet. He had transferred to the Sydney barely four months before its ­fateful run-in with the disguised enemy gunship Kormoran on November 19, 1941 in a lonely reach of the Indian Ocean, 200km west of Steep Point, Western Australia.

Clark would have had options. His paternal grandfather, James Clark, was an orphan who lifted himself out of poverty to become one of Queensland’s richest men. Young Thomas’s education and social standing meant he could have easily gone for officer’s rank. Instead, as the war clouds gathered in March 1939, he enlisted in the Militia – forerunner to today’s Army Reserve – as a humble private with the Queensland Cameron Highlanders. His older brothers, Arthur and James, also joined up.

But the sea was where his heart lay. Clark was discharged from the Militia on August 23, 1940, and immediately entered the Naval Reserve. At the prestigious Slade School in Warwick, west of Brisbane, he had been a keen and useful competitive swimmer. Yachting was another passion. After working on the family properties and oyster leases in Brisbane – his father was a prominent grazier while mother Marion Welsby descended from Scottish immigrants who arrived in Victoria in the early 1950s for the gold rush – Clark had gone into accounting.

His attention to detail soon recommended him for specialist training at the anti-submarine warfare training school, HMAS Rushcutter, in Sydney where he qualified as a submarine detector.

He was promoted from ordinary seaman to acting able seaman on July 15, 1941, before completing a course at HMAS Cerebus, the Royal Australian Navy’s premier training depot.

He joined HMAS Sydney in August 1941 after the sleek, powerfully gunned light cruiser completed an action-packed deployment with the British Mediterranean fleet, where it sank two Italian warships while barely suffering a scratch. Sydney was considered a lucky ship, the first in the RAN to be equipped with ASDIC, an acoustic device to hunt submarines. In all likelihood, Clark’s battle station would have been at or near the ASDIC repeater off the bridge.

The Sydney’s luck well and truly ran out when it encountered the Kormoran, masquerading as a Dutch-flagged freighter. At 5pm on November 19, the Australian warship approached to within 1300m of the disguised German raider – point blank range. The crew was at general quarters, with Sydney’s six-inch batteries and secondary guns trained on the Kormoran, according to the German account.

The carnage would have been terrible when the Kormoran suddenly unmasked and opened up. More than 1000 shells are estimated to have struck the Sydney. The cruiser’s bridge and control tower were raked, likely killing many of the ship’s officers. Captain Joseph Burnett, who was blamed by a 2009 commission of inquiry for foolishly bringing his ship into such lethal proximity to the German guns, could have done little to avert the tragedy had he lived through the opening salvos.

But the Sydney went down fighting, inflicting what turned out to be fatal damage to the Kormoran, before disappearing into the night, ablaze from bow to stern.

Glenys MacDonald, the amateur sleuth who has spent more than two decades unravelling the mystery of the Unknown Sailor, said Clark was probably blown overboard in the frenzied exchange of gunfire.

Somehow, the young man ended up in a canvas Carley float. By the time this drifted into Christmas Island harbour on February 6, 1942, his blue navy-issue overalls had been bleached white by the tropical sun. The dried-out corpse was found in a kneeling position, suggesting, according to Ms MacDonald, that Clark had been lifted into the raft by someone else. If he was alive at that point, he could not have survived long – a hunk of shrapnel had pierced his skull.

A second, empty raft now displayed at the Australian War Memorial and a lifejacket were all that was found of the Sydney, along with the Unknown Sailor, until the wreck was discovered in 2008 about 20km southeast of that of the Kormoran.

The heavily damaged German ship had been scuttled by the crew, who mostly survived.

Chief of Navy Michael Noonan, who also has a personal investment in this story, agrees that Sydney probably exploded catastrophically when flames engulfed its magazines, almost certainly killing those still alive. “I think the end was quite sudden,” he told The Australian.

Clark’s unidentified remains were buried on Christmas Island before the Australian garrison was evacuated and the Japanese occupied the remote outpost, 2600km northwest of Perth. They trashed the local record registries and the gravesite was lost.

Then by chance, a former local named Brian O’Shannassy handed Ms MacDonald a photo of the Unknown Sailor’s resting place he had taken in the 1950s. She swung into action, convincing the navy to mount a renewed search for the grave, bringing Vice Admiral Noonan, then more modestly ranked, into the hunt.

srr
srr
November 18, 2021 11:01 pm

GreyRanga,

Doing some errands for a mate today and everything went right.
Not too hot in the car for my dog, light traffic with only sane drivers, parks where I needed them, helpful friends behind the counters, just one short stop at the last set of lights before home, and there’s a bloke waiting to cross, with a beautiful pair of perfectly behaved canines, a Scottish Deerhound & Border Terrier!

It made me smile, big, and think of you.
Silly I know, but it felt like a sign – ‘Hang in there, the good, the true & the beautiful still exist!’

rickw
rickw
November 18, 2021 11:05 pm

How are things going for you workwise rickw?

The company has said nothing more despite the fact that they said the would update me this week.

Tomorrow is the last shred of annual leave I have left. I’m calling them tomorrow to find out WTF is going on. My starting position is that I start working from home on Monday.

I’ve been busting my guts the last few weeks getting the farm shed almost finished and all of the machinery out of the factory in Melbourne. Have been moving one turret mill a day so far, one more to go!

If it really turns to shit then I sell everything in Melbourne and move to the farm.

mc
mc
November 18, 2021 11:14 pm

I can recall singing Me and Bobby McGee in primary school. It might have been part of the ABC Let’s Sing program or it could have been just something done by the the hippy primary school teachers that seemed to be prevalent in regional primary schools at the time. The line “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose” has always stuck with me but I have never thought about it much until now.

Like many others I now face an ultimatum, get vaxxed or give up your job. I have a family to support, we are a single income family. I don’t feel free to not take the vaccine as this will risk being able to provide for the family. Having convinced my sons and daughter to not take the vaccine until long term studies have been done or better options are available, I don’t feel free to take the vaccine. They have had to give up part time jobs and endure the social costs of being unvaccinated, which have been significant for them particularly at the stage in life they are in.

Arky was spot on when he said that this transfer of risk from the old to the young is disgusting.

Still having something to lose is a blessing, but it can make you feel quite impotent not knowing how to fight for it. It would seem the rest of polite society outside the Cat has moved on quite quickly.

Brislurker
Brislurker
November 18, 2021 11:23 pm

In other news, shops that I used to frequent in the US are now no longer shipping to Oz. Except by usurious FedEx or similar.

We really are at the arse-end of the world.

We also have the most treacherous unions in the world. People in the importing industries, no matter large or small, have been telling that their shipping companies are warning them that they are on the verge of stopping shipping to Australia. The problem is the wharves. The unions have very strict limits on how many containers are moved a day and will not budge from that number, no matter what. It includes both off loading and backfilling.

Some might remember a few months ago that the largest container ship ever to enter our waters came empty and only loaded the number of containers allowed at each port all the way down the east coast and then departed to the northern hemisphere.

No one has a clue what is going to happen down the track, except shortages of almost everything that comes by ship.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
November 18, 2021 11:24 pm

Rex – in cartoons & movies, radioactive stuff always glows green….
Are you telling me that I have been fooled all these years???

It is gypsum. Not any of that admittedly cool but rather expensive tritium, radium or polonium stuff.

And kryptonite is far too valuable to trade… 😉

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
November 18, 2021 11:29 pm

The problem is the wharves. The unions have very strict limits on how many containers are moved a day and will not budge from that number, no matter what. It includes both off loading and backfilling.

It is also EBA time at the moment, and in rolling industrial action across both the East and West Coasts over this last year, the MUA has been gleefully contributing to everbody’s supply chain difficulties. Farmers were losing export slots at Port Botany back in March, and by October here in WA, farmers were seeing their expensive and long waited-for harvesters and other plant get sent to Adelaide or Melbourne or Sydney instead of Perth due to the go-slows. Currently, the Fremantle folk have locked horns with Ocean Express, the single biggest shipper that comes in here. They have been refusing to offload incoming ONE ships.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
November 18, 2021 11:53 pm

HUGE EXCLUSIVE: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò Calls on People of Faith to Unite in a Worldwide Anti-Globalist Alliance to Free Humanity from the Totalitarian Regime (VIDEO)

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/huge-exclusive-archbishop-carlo-maria-vigano-calls-people-faith-unite-worldwide-anti-globalist-alliance-free-humanity-totalitarian-regime-video/

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
November 18, 2021 11:58 pm
John of Mel
John of Mel
November 19, 2021 12:09 am

mc, this sucks big time.

There are less and less options to fight back.
One, that is still available, despite what the media and government says, is going overseas. There are countries that accept a negative PCR test for entry. The same is with airlines. We know people who left the country this week. Many countries don’t require a visa for AU citizens.
It’s not for everyone, there are risks involved and there is no guarantee that this madness will pass back home while you’re waiting overseas, but that is one of the last few options left. And I don’t know what other options among these few are. Maybe going bush, but that to me sounds even more difficult than leaving.

srr
srr
November 19, 2021 12:12 am

The Vortex — Bishops Back Sacrilege

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq4iBVuVDTQ

Nov 18, 2021
Church Militant

222 Bishops to 8

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 19, 2021 12:15 am

the MUA has been gleefully contributing to everbody’s supply chain difficulties.

Nothing changes. When Centurion tanks were sent to Vietnam, in 1968, they couldn’t be serviced or maintained,when they arrived “in country “because the “wharfies” that loaded them, had stolen all the tools off every tank.

Fast forward, to when the Army changed over to the Leopards. They were shipped from Germany, and the Army wanted to send their drivers down to unload them. The MUA refused – any tanks would only be driven by union labor…the compromise was that a few good union members would go up to “Pucka” for instruction on how to drive a tank.

One of the “bruvvas” got horribly pissed, one night, and wandered into the “snakepit.”

Asked who he was, and what he was doing there, he answered he was a dock worker, sent to learn how to drive a tank.

“You’d be one of the (ladies bits) who stole all the tools of my tank in 1968” said a very angry sergeant…before smashing the wharfie into the next postcode….what goes around….

srr
srr
November 19, 2021 12:17 am

Deja Vu 1938

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZkdbWcav2E

Nov 19, 2021
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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 19, 2021 12:26 am

Former soldier willing to testify against Ben Roberts-Smith, court hears
Jenny Noyes
By Jenny Noyes
November 18, 2021 — 2.08pm

A former soldier who served with Ben Roberts-Smith in Afghanistan has indicated he is prepared to testify against the Victoria Cross recipient, who is suing three newspapers including this masthead for publishing allegations he was involved in war crimes.

The ex-soldier, known as “person 56”, was a member of Mr Roberts-Smith’s patrol in 2012 and participated in missions in Darwan and Fasil. In allegations published in 2018, Mr Roberts-Smith is accused of being involved in the death of handcuffed farmer Ali Jan during the Darwan mission.

It’s one of six unlawful killings that reports in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times accused Mr Roberts-Smith of involvement in. Mr Roberts-Smith, one of Australia’s most decorated war veterans, denies any wrongdoing.

The news outlets are relying on a defence of truth to defend their claims, and have applied to the Federal Court to call Person 56 as a witness when the trial resumes next year.

At an interlocutory hearing in response to that application on Thursday, Mr Robert-Smith’s barrister Arthur Moses, SC, told the court that Person 56 is someone the newspapers allege was “involved in the cover-up of the murder of Ali Jan”.

Mr Moses is seeking to access correspondence between Person 56 and the media outlets’ lawyers, saying the latter has “flipped and flopped and flipped again” in calling him as a witness.

“Despite making those allegations of war crimes concerning Person 56, the respondents appear to have reached an agreement” to not ask him “any other questions in relation to any other matters”, Mr Moses said.

Barrister for the media outlets, Nicholas Owens, SC, denied that there was any “side deal” with Person 56, and noted his attempts to subpoena the potential witness before the trial were denied.

“After the applicant’s cross-examination and the evidence of the Afghan witnesses … we have been able to, for the first time, establish contact with Person 56,” Mr Owens said.

“He agreed to speak to us about Darwan… We didn’t agree not to ask questions.”

Mr Owens said Person 56 indicated he would object to questions on other topics “on the grounds of self-incrimination” and “we would not apply to have him compelled to give that evidence over his objection”.

He told the court the evidence from Person 56 was “vital” and that it “corroborates the evidence of the Afghan witnesses” and contradicts that of Mr Roberts-Smith.

The planned resumption of the defamation trial at the start of this month was delayed due to ongoing border closures in Western Australia and Queensland, which would prevent witnesses from returning home after travelling to Sydney to give evidence.

The matter will return to court before Justice Anthony Besanko on November 29, with a decision expected on whether Person 56 will give evidence next month.

Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:06 am
Mater
November 19, 2021 4:06 am

So now I’m free to go but not sure I’ll have company as the Prince is definitely not keen. What advice, Mater, for attending solo?

Easy Megan, we’ll meet up beforehand.

Still having something to lose is a blessing, but it can make you feel quite impotent not knowing how to fight for it. It would seem the rest of polite society outside the Cat has moved on quite quickly.

They’ve moved on for now, mc. Unless this is stopped, at some point, government overreach will touch a sensitive pressure point of everyone, but it’ll happen piecemeal so resistance will be limited, and manageable from the authorities perspective. As the poem ends:

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

No one ever said Australians weren’t short sighted.

As for being pressured into the vaccine, yep, it’s coming for everyone. Only individual circumstance changes the timeline. Some may make it long enough to outlast the insanity. If you don’t, you are not alone. Some things are beyond your power to influence, don’t let it destroy you. Protect your kids as long as you can. If taking it means you can provide for them whilst they don’t, well…you know the answer to that one. That’s our job as parents and protectors.

If the insanity doesn’t end before your kids are Shanghaied into it (and that’s coming quickly), never forgive or forget those that facilitated it. I don’t intend to.

Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:16 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:17 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:18 am
Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 4:19 am
Mater
November 19, 2021 4:31 am

Sorry for the interruption, Tom.
Covid has killed my manners!

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
November 19, 2021 4:46 am

Thanks Tom.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 19, 2021 5:12 am

Always appreciate your ‘toons, Tom.

jupes
jupes
November 19, 2021 5:13 am

Good onya Sheeds!

Champion.

bespoke
bespoke
November 19, 2021 5:13 am

Where’s numberwang!?

I miss him.

Zatara
Zatara
November 19, 2021 5:20 am
Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 19, 2021 5:51 am

Don’t know if anyone’s seen this hope the link works ‘cause am in my iphone

https://www.2gb.com/injured-nsw-woman-made-to-walk-across-border-after-being-expelled-from-qld-hospital/

bespoke
bespoke
November 19, 2021 5:54 am

President Xi Jinping has also ratcheted up the rhetoric by warning of the perils of a new cold war. A loose translation is if we don’t stop poking the panda, we’ll face serious consequences. Now it’s worth taking the threat seriously because Xi controls the largest military force in the world, and as one of his supporters cautions tonight, the cost of conflict with China could be Armageddon.

We had to make this choice in the past with Japan and then the US in becoming a client state.

It will come down to how much we believe in owe claimed values.

rosie
rosie
November 19, 2021 6:39 am

Ah nothing like taking a swipe and immediately muting a few istandwithdanners first thing in the morning.
‘Everything Dans’s done has been meticulously planned and da science’.
Pig’s arse.

rosie
rosie
November 19, 2021 6:41 am

Xi wants free rein to invade Taiwan.
No worries mate.

rosie
rosie
November 19, 2021 6:49 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 19, 2021 6:51 am

Don’t you just love Labor Premiers?

‘Verging on urban terrorism’: McGowan condemns anti-vax protests (18 Nov)

‘We’re not in a lockdown’: Andrews takes another swipe at ‘extremist’ protesters (18 Nov)

Fits well with Mark Knight’s cartoon. Those terrifying little old ladies are worse than Antifa and BLM put together!

Btw the headlines are as they appear on Sky News Oz main page. And thanks to Tom for linking Knight’s cartoon.

rosie
rosie
November 19, 2021 6:51 am
rosie
rosie
November 19, 2021 6:55 am

Flying in hundreds of plane loads of people from the ME seemed like a good idea at the time.
I wonder if Belarus will have a problem with forced repatriations?
Belarus again

rosie
rosie
November 19, 2021 7:06 am

Must be very difficult when you don’t know how many people live in your country.

estimated 4.8 million undocumented migrants in Europe as of 2017

Diogenes
Diogenes
November 19, 2021 7:08 am

Correct. Some weeks ago USPS (the Post Office) suspended deliveries to Australia.

Not weeks, months, at least since June according to USPS page…
Australia
10-5-21

Australia Post advises that operations at its Melbourne offices of exchange (IMPC codes beginning with AUMEL) are currently disrupted owing to government-imposed measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The associated restrictions are having a significant impact on the processing and delivery of inbound and outbound mail items. Australia Post requests that mail destined for the Melbourne offices of exchange be sent to the Sydney offices of exchange (IMPC codes beginning with AUSYD) while these measures remain in place.

9-17-21

Temporary Service Disruption
The Postal Service™ has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance to Australia due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The service disruption affects Priority Mail International® (PMI).

9-3-21

Temporary Service Disruption
The Postal Service™ has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance to Australia due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The service disruption affects First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), Commercial ePacket (CeP), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®) packets, International Priority Airmail® (IPA®) M-Bags, International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®) packets, International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®) M-Bags, and Airmail M-Bags.

8-25-21

Australia Post advises that the Sydney office of exchange will be closed for up to 48 hours for reasons relating to COVID-19. This will have a direct impact on processing, delivery and handover of all inbound mail items received in Sydney during this period. Australia Post’s offices of exchange in Brisbane and Melbourne continue to process mail.

7-28-21

Australia Post advises that its daily operations are being affected by government measures aimed at preventing spread of COVID-19. There are impacts to processing and delivery of inbound and outbound mail items. There are border closures and lockdowns in place across the country, including lockdowns in two major states, Victoria and New South Wales, where the processing and delivery of mail items is being significantly impacted.

6-28-21

Australia Post advises of new restrictions in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The post is experiencing disruptions to its daily operations due to emergency measures imposed by the government. These measures, which include lockdowns, state border closures, restrictions on movement and self-isolation for affected individuals, have caused disruptions with airlines and other transportation providers. The restrictions are having a direct impact on service quality for inbound international letter post services. Australia Post is therefore declaring a force majeure event for all inbound international letter post services effective June 28.

6-1-21

Australia Post advises that inbound letter-post items are no longer being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is still experiencing issues with other categories of inbound items and all categories of outbound mail.

calli
calli
November 19, 2021 7:15 am

On shipping containers – a family member has a large business (biggest in its niche in Oz) and has experienced massive increases over the past year in freight costs. Had to write off over 1 million dollars last year due to increases.

A little over a year ago, a container cost around $3k to ship. It is now over $14k.

miltonf
miltonf
November 19, 2021 7:30 am

Get a load of this filthy low life…

Saule Omarova, whom Biden tapped to serve as Comptroller of the Currency, was arrested after she was caught stuffing $214 worth of clothes, shoes, cologne, and belts in her purse at a T.J. Maxx in Madison, Wis., in May 1995. Omarova was 28 years old at the time and studying for her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin.

Omarova is slated to appear before the Senate Banking Committee for her confirmation hearing Thursday. If confirmed, Omarova will oversee regulation of the country’s banking system. The police report, published by the American Accountability Foundation, could get her into further hot water with Senate Republicans who say she supports radical economic policies.

miltonf
miltonf
November 19, 2021 7:31 am

‘Universities’ are an absolute menace.

rosie
rosie
November 19, 2021 7:38 am

I think Australia Post is catching up with backlog though Christmas deliveries will be testing.
Pre covid they used to rely on additional capacity in passenger aircraft for economy rate international shipping which was suspended indefinitely in April 2020.
I had outbound parcels trapped in distribution centre for three weeks in October but they did get there, eventually.
The more passenger flights there are, the better.

Diogenes
Diogenes
November 19, 2021 7:51 am

Small in the scheme of things. I ordered some books in mid Sept directly from the publisher as I did not want to enrich Bozo further, and as it is a niche publisher I would prefer them to make all the profit. I was hoping to have them for the upcoming school holidays. The publisher only ships through USPS and I have offered to pay extra to have them sent by anybody else, but no go. (Angry red face)

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 19, 2021 7:56 am

Omarova is slated to appear before the Senate Banking Committee for her confirmation hearing Thursday.

Yeah, she’s quite something. Daniel Greenfield has this today:

Biden’s Bank Regulator Lived Out Communist Principles by Stealing Hundreds From T.J. Maxx (18 Nov)

A Republican senator has called on Omarova to hand over her university thesis from her time at Moscow State University, which was titled Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis And The Theory Of Revolution In Das Kapital.

The good news is that Comrade Omarova lived out her revolutionary Communist principles as a grad student by shoplifting from T.J. Maxx.

Was that the only time? Probably not.

Given the Bureau of Land Management head is an actual ecoterrorist it looks like the guys running Biden are trying to find the most radical most nutty Marxists they can for all the Administration jobs. And McConnell who slow walked Trump’s appointees for years is letting them through.

MatrixTransform
November 19, 2021 8:01 am

A little over a year ago, a container cost around $3k to ship. It is now over $14k.

I heard the same from the horse’s mouth (not the same horse)
My horse has $0.25M stuck at port of origin
got container
got no ship

MatrixTransform
November 19, 2021 8:03 am

correction … container(s)

Cassie of Sydney
November 19, 2021 8:08 am

“‘Verging on urban terrorism’: McGowan condemns anti-vax protests (18 Nov)

‘We’re not in a lockdown’: Andrews takes another swipe at ‘extremist’ protesters (18 Nov)”

I suspect Maggot McClown and Marxist Dan are rather unnerved and shocked with the protests. Both of them have completely swallowed the fawning MSM coverage, both have believed themselves to be unassailable and insurmountable hence when confronted with opposition they quickly resort to smearing….and of course the always compliant filthy MSM willingly hops onto the bandwagon of smears to help them with the dirty work. But now many people can see the rank hypocrisy and double standards. Whenever I see and hear ugly Daniel Andrews (and ugly he is…inside and out) I’m reminded of Nicolae Ceausescu. I don’t see much difference between the two. Both are narcissistic low life characters, married to low life women. Both would rather strip bare, trash and completely destroy their respective countries/states than ever admit they were and are wrong. Like Ceausescu, Dan really believes he’s the messiah. I don’t think Victoria can ever recover from this man in much the same way that Romania has never really recovered, economically and socially, from the reign of Ceausescu…..thirty years after Ceausescu the country remains a basket case and I suspect Victoria will be suffering from the legacy of Daniel Andrews long after he’s gone.

Ceausescu was evil and I regard Daniel Andrews as equally evil. Or maybe I’m just too pessimistic and bleak this Friday morning.

Rorschach
Rorschach
November 19, 2021 8:12 am

Very strange… in the midst of the highest gas and oil price crisis in the US, Biden is drawing down on the strategic petroleum reserve (that Trump fully topped up) and EXPORTING IT TO ASIA!!!

https://www.bloombergquint.com/markets/record-spr-crude-leaves-u-s-gulf-coast-as-biden-mulls-release

That may weaken the US massively isnd may make resisting China over say Taiwan more difficult…

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 19, 2021 8:15 am

Sneakers urban terrorism is another language crime by the Left. They just can’t move on from Orwell.

rickw
rickw
November 19, 2021 8:19 am

I see someone threatened to blow dickhead dan’s brains out.

Scumo: That’s not what Australian’s do, that’s not who we are, we don’t threaten people.

I guess that’s why I’m stood down without pay hey Scumo?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 19, 2021 8:21 am

Azeem Rafiq is a former English county cricketer who got to play for England once or twice. He is currently in the news because as his career finished, he decided to ‘reveal’ ‘racist’ comments said to have been made by Pom skipper at the time Michael Vaughn twelve years ago (Focks):

On Monday, current England spinner Adil Rashid joined ex-Pakistan Test player Rana Naved-ul-Hasan in alleging former England captain Michael Vaughan had said in front of a group of Yorkshire players of Asian ethnicity in 2009: “Too many of you lot, we need to do something about it.” Vaughan has “categorically” denied making the comment but Rafiq said Tuesday: “Michael might not remember it… three of us, Adil, myself and Rana remember it.” – ‘Nuclear option’

Rafiq went directly after the current head coach, director of cricket, chairman and chief executive. In a reverse Rotherham, the public outcry was such that as of now only the head coach remains.

However, the English press uncovered this – from Rafiq himself, eleven years ago:

The Times newspaper uncovered messages sent to former Warwickshire and Leicestershire player Ateeq Javid, in which Rafiq is seen to make disparaging comments about an unnamed Jewish person.

Rafiq, tweeting about those remarks on Thursday, said: “I have gone back to check my account and it is me — I have absolutely no excuses.

“I am ashamed of this exchange and have now deleted it so as not to cause further offence,” the 30-year-old Pakistan-born cricketer added. “I was 19 at the time and I hope and believe I am a different person today.”

Which is fine for Rafiq, because his career’s over. Not so fine for the ex-Yorkshire management, whose careers were not over, but it sorta takes the wind out of HMS Rafiq’s sails on its voyage to compo.

The Hertier Lumumba of England.

rosie
rosie
November 19, 2021 8:22 am

I have to say if you have read the Herald Sun lately it’s nor exactly Dan Fawning.
I’ve actually seen a random sticker saying
Ban the Herald Sun!
Assuming some danfan has been getting them printed.
No idea that the Herald Sun is popular because it reflects the views of its purchasers.

Crossie
Crossie
November 19, 2021 8:29 am

Fits well with Mark Knight’s cartoon. Those terrifying little old ladies are worse than Antifa and BLM put together!

The only incongruity is the plastic bag being held by the little old lady. Those are verboten and Knight should have drawn it as one of those multi-use Woolies green bags.

Tom, thank you again for the cartoons that make a great start to the day.

Crossie
Crossie
November 19, 2021 8:33 am

Omarova is slated to appear before the Senate Banking Committee for her confirmation hearing Thursday. If confirmed, Omarova will oversee regulation of the country’s banking system. The police report, published by the American Accountability Foundation, could get her into further hot water with Senate Republicans who say she supports radical economic policies.

Miltonf, the Republicans will have no problem confirming her, they only have problems with their own members who dissent from the uniparty. Republicans, like our own LNP, are ashamed of their voters.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 19, 2021 8:34 am

Cassie.
Andrew’s has a chip missing and it’s called integrity.

‘the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles’

Somyurek told us Andrew’s response to his question of legality in their actions.
“You want to win don’t you”
People with integrity don’t say that.

Cassie of Sydney
November 19, 2021 8:34 am

““I am ashamed of this exchange and have now deleted it so as not to cause further offence,” the 30-year-old Pakistan-born cricketer added. “I was 19 at the time and I hope and believe I am a different person today.””

Oh the schadenfreude. Hmm, interesting that he’s claiming youthful stupidity. Imagine if Azeem Rafiq was named Andrew Rafter and he was a white working class lad from Sheffield, would his remarks be forgiven? Would such forgiveness be dispensed to Andrew Rafter if he’d once made similar remarks about “Pakis”. Not on your nelly.

jupes
jupes
November 19, 2021 8:35 am

The Times newspaper uncovered messages sent to former Warwickshire and Leicestershire player Ateeq Javid, in which Rafiq is seen to make disparaging comments about an unnamed Jewish person.

So far as I have read, the extent of the ‘racism’ against Rafiq was to allegedly be called “You lot”, “Paki” and, bizarrely, “Kevin”. Four people have lost their jobs over these unproven claims. I wonder what he called the Jewish person.

calli
calli
November 19, 2021 8:35 am

Your explanation of the postage problems to/from the US makes perfect sense, rosie. I read something similar some time ago. No passenger jets = no excess hold space at cheap rates.

I’ll be surprised if the businesses I know will ever go back to Oz shipping, even when things get back to “normal”. It may be more trouble than it’s worth. Some of the items simply aren’t available here because low demand, and it’s not worth little businesses stocking small quantities at exorbitant mark-ups to cover shipping.

calli
calli
November 19, 2021 8:37 am

I wonder what he called the Jewish person.

Indeed.

It will be out there in the swamp somewhere. As it bloats, it will rise and burst and we’ll know.

Cassie of Sydney
November 19, 2021 8:38 am

I am ashamed of this exchange and have now deleted it so as not to cause further offence,” the 30-year-old Pakistan-born cricketer added. “I was 19 at the time and I hope and believe I am a different person today.””

I don’t believe him. I suspect anti-Semitism was drip fed into him from an early age, beginning with his mother’s milk.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 19, 2021 8:43 am

I wonder what he called the Jewish person.

Yes.

That bit didn’t appear in the piece. Maybe it was one of those ‘chosen not to publish’ things, which clearly didn’t apply to the vague unsubstantiated remarks by whitey which were fully reproduced.

rosie
rosie
November 19, 2021 8:45 am

I don’t know calli
I was looking at a shipping blog yesterday and noticed that ebay have their own shipping out of the US now, charged by the lb.
They were announcing a temporary rate hike.
Usps international retail shipping has been ludicrously expensive for years, a small box iirc was around $45 usd even in 2015 when I was there last.
As flights ? increase I’m hoping the discount rates return.
I have a contract though ap and get some discounts but would love economy air to come back.

lotocoti
lotocoti
November 19, 2021 8:46 am

Looks like Belarus wants to stop Malaysia Airlines flying into Poland.

Indolent
Indolent
November 19, 2021 8:58 am

HUGE EXCLUSIVE: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò Calls on People of Faith to Unite in a Worldwide Anti-Globalist Alliance to Free Humanity from the Totalitarian Regime (VIDEO)

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/huge-exclusive-archbishop-carlo-maria-vigano-calls-people-faith-unite-worldwide-anti-globalist-alliance-free-humanity-totalitarian-regime-video/

He is an amazing man, capable of encapsulating the current state of world affairs in a short appeal, the transcript of which should be sent to every politician in Australia. Even if they are completely sold out, which most of them are, it would let them know that we’re aware of their perfidy.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 19, 2021 9:07 am

Republicans, like our own LNP, are ashamed of their voters.

Yes.

RNC’s McDaniel Dismisses Christie’s Call to ‘Move Beyond’ Trump (18 Nov)

Christie is sludge. He and the Bushies have been undermining the Republicans and Republican voters for many years.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 19, 2021 9:16 am

He and the Bushies have been undermining the Republicans and Republican voters for many years.

Someone mentioned a couple of days ago George W Bush putting his arm around Creepy Joe at the inauguration, expressing relief that Trump was gone. It reminded me that it was Bush Senior who popularised the phrase New World Order, when he put together the Coalition that expelled Iraq from Kuwait.

Foul family.

Eyrie
Eyrie
November 19, 2021 9:23 am

It’s not all gloom and doom if we get through this madness. For those interested in space and science this guy’s blog is now on my list.
Australian who used to work for Caltech/JPL/NASA. Casey Handmer.

https://caseyhandmer.wordpress.com/

Read the posts on “Starship is still not Understood” and “Science upside for Starship” in particular.
Unfortunately he seems to be a bit of a global warming/renewable energy enthusiast but one can hope that reality will eventually hit him with the cluebat.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 19, 2021 9:26 am

Biden’s Bank Regulator Lived Out Communist Principles by Stealing Hundreds From T.J. Maxx (18 Nov)

Perhaps she thought it was T.J. Marx.

Did she seriously base her thesis on Das Kapital?

I would guess that one of the sources for the persistent failures of Marxism would have to be that Marx based his understanding of capitalism on the earlier stages of the industrial revolution and in the midst of imperialism, a period of disruption when old ways were lashing out in their desperation to survive, and the new ways had not coalesced and reached equilibrium.

When lefties want to mock conservatives by saying they are fixed on a bygone world of white picket fences it is useful to remember they long for a world order from the mid 1800’s. (The mocking in ‘white picket fences’ is as out of date as their social and economic philosophy. Once something becomes doctrine, no matter how little the idea is unmoored from reality, Marxists cling to the unfounded idea.)

Diogenes
Diogenes
November 19, 2021 9:28 am

Your explanation of the postage problems to/from the US makes perfect sense, rosie. I read something similar some time ago. No passenger jets = no excess hold space at cheap rates.

Reading the USPS site, it’s Aussie Post saying please don’t send anything we can’t cope.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 19, 2021 9:33 am

Our dear leader uses the racist and terrorist labels interchangeably.

Eyrie
Eyrie
November 19, 2021 9:35 am

I’d have thought that mail workers would be classed as “essential workers”. The mail used to be sacrosanct to the point that US airline pilots were armed with pistols to protect the mail and all sorts of serious penalties were associated with interfering with the mail. What happened?

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 19, 2021 9:38 am

What happened?

You wake up one morning to find that the postal service, along with liberty, after years of torture, has died.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 19, 2021 9:44 am

Some extremely clear vision of the wreck of HMAS Sydney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAOHT4do7gE

My article on the identification of the able seaman from the Carley float will be up on Quadrant shortly – will post a link.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 19, 2021 9:45 am

Oh Dan you’ve done it again!
Neil Mitchell 3aw taking calls from mothers of twelve year olds who’ll miss their graduations because the school can’t allow them to attend because they’re not double vaxxed. Eleven year olds are just fine and dandy.
Disgusting control freaks preying on children.

John of Mel
John of Mel
November 19, 2021 9:52 am

Separate washed from unwashed.
And that’s in Florida. Some corporates are as evil as many politicians.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 19, 2021 10:02 am

Since when do 12yo need graduations? Come back when you have achieved something.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 19, 2021 10:04 am

Psychopathic cry bully Chairman Dan tries for Day 2 by picking on noted weakling SloMo.

Cassie of Sydney
November 19, 2021 10:08 am

From the Oz, the photos aren’t pleasant, here’s a classic piece of MSM gaslighting…and if you want an example of an autogynephiliac….here it is.

“Former coach Danielle Laidley has stepped out to celebrate the end of North Melbourne’s debt

Danielle Laidley has returned to the North Melbourne Football Club to help celebrate the Kangaroos becoming debt-free after more than a generation of financial pain.

The 1996 premiership player and former senior coach arrived at Arden St on Friday, accompanied by HIS partner, Donna.

Laidley, 54, appeared alongside some of her former teammates at a media conference where the Kangaroos formally announced they have paid off the longstanding debt they have carried since 1987.

HE said HE was delighted to be back at Arden Street, the place HE called home for 99 games across five seasons as a player and 149 games in seven seasons as the coach.

“(I’m) very happy to be here, very proud of the efforts and what has been achieved by everyone to look back now and say the right decision was made (to stay in Melbourne),” Laidley said.

North Melbourne famously rejected a massive financial offer from the AFL in late 2007 to turn its back on Melbourne and relocate to the Gold Coast when Laidley was coach.

Soon after that, the Kangaroos’ debt stretched out to around $9 million, with the crippling interest payments putting extra pressure on the club.

But after working exceptionally hard to pay down the debt over the decade, the club was able to use this year’s profit of $453,189 to pay down the last of it and get the club back in the black again.

Laidley praised the club for the positive impact it had made on HIS life since HIS move from West Coast for the 1993 season.

“The club impacted my life in more ways than one,” HE said. “Every Shinboner supporter should be proud today.”

“It’s great being back at the North Melbourne Football Club for this important announcement of being debt free, also on the back of Transgender awareness week, as I am proud of both of my tribes.”

HE said the decision to turn its back on the AFL inducement and remain a Melbourne-based club had proven a successful one, given the club managed to get itself out of a bleak financial hole and keep its identity.

“It will go down in history as being the right call to stay in Melbourne where the club is based here at Arden Street,” HE said.

“It was a particularly tough period of time for the club, certainly as senior coach, making sure our performances on-field were at a standard that helped the board under (then president) James Brayshaw to make the right decision to stay in Melbourne.”

Laidley said HE would always be grateful for the support HE received from the passionate North Melbourne supporters.

“Personally and on behalf of the club, I would like to acknowledge the playing group, our coaches, football support staff, the club administration, our sponsors and most importantly our supporters who came along to watch us week in week out,” HE said.

“We may not have quite made the last day in September during my time as the senior coach, but we can be very proud of the part every person played in keeping our football here at Arden Street.

“Whenever I drive past, I’m personally over the moon at where our football club is today and the very bright long term future ahead, I’m exceptionally proud as Shinboner #826.”

Laidley, sitting on a panel with former coach Brad Scott and current coach David Noble, said HE still loved North Melbourne almost 30 years on from HIS arrival.

“We can now start at the line with everyone else, not 40 metres behind,” HE said.

Laidley recalled how HE and HIS young son were involved in a minor accident on first day he arrived at the club back in 1993.

HE came to love the old dilapidated facilities back then, but marvelled at the Kangaroos’ incredible facilities of today.

But HE said it was the people who made it so special.

“What I found was North Melbourne’s greatest asset is his people.”

Laidley and HIS partner Donna have been lifelong friends since meeting in Grade 1 at a primary school in Perth.

The pair reconnected in 2017 and have been a couple for the past five months.

Laidley praised the club for the positive impact it had on HIS life since moving across from West Coast.

Former president James Brayshaw paid great credit to Laidley for HIS work in keeping North Melbourne competitive during HIS coaching years, despite having the “worst funded football department.”

“We need to pay special tribute to Danielle Laidley and the team around HIM back then,” Brayshaw said.

“We were fighting City Hall (the AFL) abs we had the worst funded football department” in the AFL.

“Danielle and the team kept us competitive.”

North Melbourne president Ben Buckley, who played one season with Laidley in 1993, said this was a momentous day for the footy club.

“This is a great day for the club,” Buckley said.

“We are so proud of where we are and the way we’ve gone about eradicating this debt. It’s a ‘whole of club’ achievement and we are very grateful for everyone who played a role in getting us to this position.

“This result gives the North Melbourne Kangaroos an opportunity to look forward to a future of growth and unity and proving ourselves to be a destination club for players, members and fans.””

So, instead of allowing myself to be gaslighted by this article, I’ve replaced the “her” & “she” with THE TRUTH….which is HE, HIS & HIM.

Dani Laidley is not a female. Dani Laidley is not a woman.

P
P
November 19, 2021 10:08 am

My article on the identification of the able seaman from the Carley float will be up on Quadrant shortly – will post a link.

Look forward to it. Thanks.

HMAS Sydney’s Unknown Sailor finally identified

Zipster
Zipster
November 19, 2021 10:17 am

Scientists have discovered a way to make mRNA Covid-19 vac­cines potentially more effective and limit side effects in a discovery that could transform the formulation of Pfizer and Moderna jabs.

Researchers at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne identified how to “turn off” a cell immune sensor known as TLR7 that recognises foreign RNA but is associated with inflammation that causes side effects, including fatigue, ­severe headache, chills and ­injection-site pain.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines use a modification of mRNA that reduces activation of TLR7, but the method also reduces the vaccine efficiency and ability to trigger the production of antibodies.

“The discovery … has the potential to help decrease inflammation caused by the mRNA vaccine while facilitating the efficacy of the vaccine,” said the lead scientist responsible for the technology, Michael Gantier from Hudson Institute.

“The issue of inflammation triggered by mRNA vaccines directly underpins their efficacy.

“It conditions how much mRNA can be injected, which in turn impacts the protection the vaccine can confer.”

Professor Gantier said the discovery also presents opportunities for the therapeutic management of chronic inflam­ma­tory and autoimmune diseases, dramatically improving the lives of patients.

The ability to switch off the TLR7 sensor potentially determines how much RNA a vaccine can contain, Professor Gantier said. “If you activate the immune response the wrong way without modification, you get very strong side effects when you inject the RNA,” he said. “If you don’t inject as much RNA, you will not activate as many antibodies.

“What we have discovered is the building blocks of RNA-like molecules. We discovered that when we use these molecules, they basically bind the TLR7 receptor and block its activity. It means you can use more RNA in a vaccine, increasing its efficacy.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 19, 2021 10:20 am

My article on the identification of the able seaman from the Carley float will be up on Quadrant shortly – will post a link.

Top Ender, why do you think the captain of HMAS Sydney closed with Kormoran that day?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 19, 2021 10:21 am

Dean and Donna, two mentally disturbed people.

Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 10:27 am

Dani Laidley is not a female. Dani Laidley is not a woman.

The only good thing you can say about Dean Laidley is that he’s not as fucked up as most other men with gender dysphoria.

Most of them are poofters. But Dean has some sort of mummy issues going on that make him wish he was a girl while still being attracted to females.

Because the psychiatric profession is as intimidated by language fascism (a.k.a. political correctness) as everyone else, Laidley has a snowball’s chance in hell of getting real help that gives him a path to happiness and fulfilment.

Men with gender dysphoria are sad creatures indeed, but they’re now just cannon fodder in the left’s war against the family — which has become official government policy.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 19, 2021 10:29 am

From A Class Act Expelled From School at Quadrant On-Line.

I have always been very careful about what I let into my body. I don’t drink alcohol. I eat a plant-based diet and rarely eat cooked food. I avoid fast foods at all costs. I don’t drink coffee, although I don’t mind a cup of tea. I avoid processed foods. Also, I keep myself reasonably fit, starting off most days of the year with a two-hour, fairly high intensity, physical workout. I sleep pretty well, and I don’t get too stressed about anything at all. Many say I am lucky, and maybe I am, but a lot of it has to do with the choices I have made with respect to my health.

The COVID virus, in the main, afflicts people with health issues. Many of these issues are self-inflicted, such as smoking-induced illness, consuming foods too high in fats and sugars, poor exercise, getting overweight, leading to Type 2 diabetes, drinking too much alcohol, and so on.

Not exactly a Garage Nasty? Or maybe he/she/xe is, given that H1tler was a vegetarian who opposed smoking and alcohol.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 19, 2021 10:29 am

Do Vik govt daily rules regarding vvaxxening status and records of vvaxxenening override any existing contract?

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 19, 2021 10:31 am

Zulu

Top Ender, why do you think the captain of HMAS Sydney closed with Kormoran that day?

The captain of an RN cruiser had recently been criticised for standing off to sink another merchant raider, as he was considered to have used too much ammunition for the task.

Roger
Roger
November 19, 2021 10:32 am

I wonder what he called the Jewish person.

The politest term would be “enemy of Islam”.

Kafir is reserved for Hindus.

Zipster
Zipster
November 19, 2021 10:48 am

America’s number two general says China’s hypersonic missile test shows it could one day be able to launch a surprise nuclear strike on the United States.

“They look like a first-use weapon. That’s what those weapons look like to me,” General John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an interview with CBS News.

Mr Hyten revealed new details of the China’s orbital weapons tests earlier this year, which sent a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile around the world before landing close to its target.

“They launched a long-range missile,” he said.

“It went around the world, dropped off a hypersonic glide vehicle that glided all the way back to China, that impacted a target in China.”

Asked if it hit the target, Mr Hyten replied, “Close enough.”

Zipster
Zipster
November 19, 2021 10:49 am

Dr. John Campbell
1.36M subscribers

Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)

Children who have had Covid should wait three months to get vaccine

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk

based on the emerging evidence from the UK and other countries,

which suggests that leaving a longer interval between infection and vaccination may further reduce

the already small risk of myocarditis in younger age groups

If younger people experience any of the following symptoms after receiving their vaccination, they should call 111 or see their GP:

• pain and/or tightness in the chest which may spread across the body

• pain in the neck that may spread across the shoulders and/or arms

• shortness of breath when lightly exercising or walking

• difficulty breathing when resting or feeling light-headed

• flu-like symptoms such as a high temperature, tiredness and fatigue

• palpitations or an abnormal heart rhythm

• feeling like you need to be sick

Roger
Roger
November 19, 2021 10:51 am

Rafiq, tweeting about those remarks on Thursday, said: “I have gone back to check my account and it is me — I have absolutely no excuses.

Hoist with his own petard.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 19, 2021 10:57 am

Dan in danger of losing his preciousssss.?

The Coalition has vowed to repeal the bill if elected next year.
If no version of the bill is passed by 15 December, the state of emergency will lapse, potentially placing the government in a situation where they won’t be able to enforce public health orders like mask-wearing and quarantine.

Oh no, does that mean they have to adhere to lawful normal powers instead of a blank cheque and whatever fantasy passed though the bat eared Mongs dreams the night before?

That all the restrictions on businesses and individuals would become null and void?
Struggling to find a downside here.

Roger
Roger
November 19, 2021 10:59 am

The Coalition has vowed to repeal the bill if elected next year.

Would that be a core promise or is it negotiable?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 19, 2021 11:02 am

If the Vic Libs really wanted some fun theyd appoint Solmunek (?) as a grand poobah to investigate branch stacking & corruption…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 19, 2021 11:03 am

The captain of an RN cruiser had recently been criticised for standing off to sink another merchant raider, as he was considered to have used too much ammunition for the task

Thank you.

lotocoti
lotocoti
November 19, 2021 11:04 am

Hoist with his own petard.

Similarly, one of the players traumatised by the racist appellation Paki.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 19, 2021 11:05 am

If the Vic Libs really wanted some fun theyd appoint Solmunek (?) as a grand poobah to investigate branch stacking & corruption…

If they really wanted some fun, they would appoint Solmunek (?) as a grand poohbah to investigate the allegations made against Bill Shorten and Julia Gilliard.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
November 19, 2021 11:08 am

If no version of the bill is passed by 15 December, the state of emergency will lapse, potentially placing the government in a situation where they won’t be able to enforce public health orders like mask-wearing and quarantine.

That would explain the run of panicked arse covering emails from govt depts that have contracts with work.

Roger
Roger
November 19, 2021 11:11 am

Similarly, one of the players traumatised by the racist appellation Paki.

So why not embrace the term and thus defuse it, as Greeks and Italians here did with “wog”?

Or is it that there is lucre and status to be had by playing the victim nowadays?

Baba
Baba
November 19, 2021 11:17 am

Scientists have discovered a way to make mRNA Covid-19 vac­cines potentially more effective and limit side effects in a discovery that could transform the formulation of Pfizer and Moderna jabs.

Why is this necessary? The mRNA vaccines are already beaut.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 19, 2021 11:18 am

Chant for tomorrow?

HANDS OFF US, DAN! KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF!

Works on multiple levels.

Roger
Roger
November 19, 2021 11:23 am

Why is this necessary? The mRNA vaccines are already beaut.

Remember when Pfizer was touted as 90% effective?

I dare say complementary medicines have stricter criteria to meet in regard to claims of efficacy.

jupes
jupes
November 19, 2021 11:24 am

Similarly, one of the players traumatised by the racist appellation Paki.

They are having a fucking lend.

I don’t have words to describe the craven arseholes who sacked four men because of this fake scandal.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 19, 2021 11:24 am

Biden Purchases Ten Million Courses of Pfizer COVID Pills for $5.3 Billion, Equals $530 Per Treatment Course

10% for the big guy?

Baba
Baba
November 19, 2021 11:25 am

Similarly, one of the players traumatised by the racist appellation Paki.

FMD. Pakis invented the term. Give yourself an uppercut, you race-baiting grifter.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 19, 2021 11:25 am

Scientists have discovered a way to make mRNA Covid-19 vac­cines potentially more effective and limit side effects in a discovery that could transform the formulation of Pfizer and Moderna jabs.

So the sort of stuff discovered and ironed out during the normal development process of a vaccine which has followed the normal regulatory channels then?

lotocoti
lotocoti
November 19, 2021 11:26 am

Some extremely clear vision of the wreck of HMAS Sydney

Would that be A Turret at its arc limit?

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 19, 2021 11:27 am

Human testing is coming along well.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 19, 2021 11:28 am

The beagles say thanks.

Roger
Roger
November 19, 2021 11:29 am

LIBERTY QUOTE

Modern politics is civil war carried on by other means.

— Alasdair MacIntyre

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 19, 2021 11:29 am

The beagles say thanks.

Well they would, but their vocal cords have been excised.

will
will
November 19, 2021 11:38 am

19, 2021 at 11:03 am
The captain of an RN cruiser had recently been criticised for standing off to sink another merchant raider, as he was considered to have used too much ammunition for the task

Thank you.

Russell Hill strikes again

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 19, 2021 11:39 am

But Dean has some sort of mummy issues going on that make him wish he was a girl while still being attracted to females.

She’s a male lesbian or a same sex attracted trans woman.
You work it out.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 19, 2021 11:44 am

Sweet!

This tool protects your private data while you browse (18 Nov)

A team of computer scientists at the University of California San Diego and Brave Software have developed a tool that will increase protections for users’ private data while they browse the web.

The tool, named SugarCoat, targets scripts that harm users’ privacy—for example, by tracking their browsing history around the Web—yet are essential for the websites that embed them to function. SugarCoat replaces these scripts with scripts that have the same properties, minus the privacy-harming features. SugarCoat is designed to be integrated into existing privacy-focused browsers like Brave, Firefox, and Tor, and browser extensions like uBlock Origin. SugarCoat is open source and is currently being integrated into the Brave browser.

“Brave is excited to start deploying the results of the year-long SugarCoat research project,” said Peter Snyder, senior privacy researcher and director of privacy at Brave Software. “SugarCoat gives Brave and other privacy projects a powerful, new capability for defeating online trackers, and helps keep users in control of the Web.”

Nice to see a little of the old disrespect of authority still exists in computer science departments and corporations. OTOH anyone who worked on this project is going to be instantly inserted into the deep state’s shit list. No cushy public sector jerbs for you, nor at Goolag or Spacechook. And I suggest you don’t ever visit China either.

Razey
Razey
November 19, 2021 11:48 am

thefrollickingmolesays:
November 19, 2021 at 11:25 am
Scientists have discovered a way to make mRNA Covid-19 vac­cines potentially more effective and limit side effects in a discovery that could transform the formulation of Pfizer and Moderna jabs.

So the sort of stuff discovered and ironed out during the normal development process of a vaccine which has followed the normal regulatory channels then?

I dont care if the the jabbers start shitting gold nuggets with their new magic potion.

NO MANDATES, NO COERCION

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 19, 2021 11:55 am

why do you think the captain of HMAS Sydney closed with Kormoran that day?

I don’t think so much as being concerned about saving ammunition – just not being aggressive enough.

If it had been Waller, or Collins, or Howden in command, for example, I reckon they’d have:

a) had the aircraft flying and inspecting
b) fired a shot across the bow to make the target (Kormoran) heave to, to allow better inspection, and
c) approached from behind the German’s stern

At the slightest hint of treachery they’d have engaged. For example, any movement of Kormoran to expose her side – to allow for a broadside – would have seen fire directed at the target.

Burnett in the end has to take the blame. He might not have been on the bridge, but it was his standing orders as to how to approach which were in force.

Sad, but not aggressive enough. Although in the end his ship’s company fought well.

Chris
Chris
November 19, 2021 12:05 pm

The beagles say thanks.

Ban animal testing – test it on your baby instead.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 19, 2021 12:07 pm

They had a little bit on a mining radio show this morning about a little aussie bleeder of a company doing very well.

Was a one cent stock a little while ago, now at $.15.

https://www.loscerros.com.au/site/content/

Quite nice to hear a good news story, not the sort of thing the ABCcess would produce.

Im only posting this really to tease another penny dreadful stockholder here waiting for his “to the moon” moment.

Chris
Chris
November 19, 2021 12:08 pm

BoN thanks for that link!

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 19, 2021 12:14 pm
Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

bemusedsays:
November 19, 2021 at 12:06 pm

I know many here don’t care for Rebel News

Why ever not?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 19, 2021 12:21 pm

It’s started.
Booster tables appearing on the Covid tally sites.

shatterzzz
November 19, 2021 12:29 pm

Printing money is easy when you own a supermarket chain! .. shopping at, local, Woolworths this morning and bought a box of Home Brand tissues for a $1.35 (everyday low price sticker) up until last week and for the past 6 months the same box has been $0.95 …..

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 19, 2021 12:30 pm
Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 19, 2021 12:31 pm

Okay, that was a fail. It’s not Dover’s tweet so much as Rita retweeting it.

Hi Rita!

Zipster
Zipster
November 19, 2021 12:33 pm

It’s started.
Booster tables appearing on the Covid tally sites.

gov junkies

Zipster
Zipster
November 19, 2021 12:35 pm

Printing money is easy when you own a supermarket chain! .. shopping at, local, Woolworths this morning and bought a box of Home Brand tissues for a $1.35 (everyday low price sticker) up until last week and for the past 6 months the same box has been $0.95 …..

wife bought a box of I dont know what, complained there used to be 3 packets of 3 sticks and now 2 packets of 4 sticks, same price.

Zipster
Zipster
November 19, 2021 12:38 pm

Okay, that was a fail. It’s not Dover’s tweet so much as Rita retweeting it.

isn’t it dover retweeting rita?

rosie
rosie
November 19, 2021 12:38 pm

Got asked for proof of vaccine by a retail assistant this morning.
I said it was an invasion and walked.
Second place asked if I was and got a truthful answer.
No certification shown.
I don’t think I’ll be doing much shopping for a while if I’m going to be bailed up every time.

Razey
Razey
November 19, 2021 12:40 pm

Farmer Gezsays:
November 19, 2021 at 12:21 pm
It’s started.
Booster tables appearing on the Covid tally sites.

This is the chance for spineless, cowardly and the weak to stand up to Tyranny.

SAY NO TO BOOSTERS!

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
November 19, 2021 12:40 pm

If no version of the bill is passed by 15 December, the state of emergency will lapse, potentially placing the government in a situation where they won’t be able to enforce public health orders like mask-wearing and quarantine.

Maximum Leader could easily, if he wished, ask for a 3 month extension of the existing Act (by legislation if need be) while he works out a non-totalitarian replacement. After all, we’re now at no restrictions for the vaxxed so presumably there’s no dire emergency on the horizon.
But he won’t. Politically he’ll claim that there’s no other choice but to hand him absolute power, or after 15 December EVERYONE’S GONNA DIE!!!!!

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
November 19, 2021 12:42 pm

Fine article in the quadrant on HMAS Sydney’s last battle, Top Ender.

As a side issue, is the bullet ridden Carley float on display at Canberra’s War Museum the one that washed up on Christmas Island?

Nelson_Kidd-Players
November 19, 2021 12:43 pm

Rita retweeted Dover commenting on her tweet.

Razey
Razey
November 19, 2021 12:43 pm

Timothy Neilsonsays:
November 19, 2021 at 12:40 pm
If no version of the bill is passed by 15 December, the state of emergency will lapse, potentially placing the government in a situation where they won’t be able to enforce public health orders like mask-wearing and quarantine.

Maximum Leader could easily, if he wished, ask for a 3 month extension of the existing Act (by legislation if need be) while he works out a non-totalitarian replacement. After all, we’re now at no restrictions for the vaxxed so presumably there’s no dire emergency on the horizon.
But he won’t. Politically he’ll claim that there’s no other choice but to hand him absolute power, or after 15 December EVERYONE’S GONNA DIE!!!!!

Only until they force the boosters onto the dumb fuck jabbers.

Australians are weak, pathetic cowards.

twostix
twostix
November 19, 2021 12:44 pm

How ever will we survive if state premiers don’t have more power than medieval kings for ever.

How long do dumb shits in the media and population think this is an “state of emergency” for? It’s not just the government that loves power, a significant portion of the population loves the government having that power. It makes them feel safe and looked after.

We’re talking about grown men here. Really weird stuff.

Delta A
Delta A
November 19, 2021 12:45 pm

From the Oz:

Allegra Spender, the daughter of late fashion icon and businesswoman Carla Zampatti, appears set to make her political debut in the deep blue Sydney seat held by Liberal Dave Sharma.

This will make Cassie smile.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 19, 2021 12:51 pm

Pandemic of the elderly
Pandemic of the unvaccinated
Pandemic of 12-15 year olds

Parents need to push back against these bureaucratic child abusers.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 19, 2021 12:55 pm

they won’t be able to enforce public health orders like mask-wearing and quarantine.

Gosh how terrible that totalitarian repression which doesn’t work would no longer be allowed. It’s a catastrophe!

Razey
Razey
November 19, 2021 12:56 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
November 19, 2021 at 12:55 pm
they won’t be able to enforce public health orders like mask-wearing and quarantine.

Gosh how terrible that totalitarian repression which doesn’t work would no longer be allowed. It’s a catastrophe!

Who would have thought medical rape was immoral.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
November 19, 2021 12:57 pm

Pandemic of the mandates

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 19, 2021 12:57 pm

From memory, Pedro, the Christmas Island Carley float disappeared. A piece of it was taken to Fremantle IIRR.

There was a second float recovered – that’s the one in the War Memorial. It is also thought to be from HMAS Sydney.

(I think from the extensive analysis done as to the first one ending up on Christmas Island there is a general perception that a) it is still exists, and b) it is in the AWM.)

Tom
Tom
November 19, 2021 12:58 pm

Snap, Delta. From the Paywallian, here comes some more rich Greenfilth trash if you live and work in Wentworth:

The daughter of late fashion icon and businesswoman Carla Zampatti appears set to make her political debut, with organisers of an independent campaign against Liberal MP Dave Sharma in the deep blue Sydney seat of Wentworth registering a domain under the name of Allegra Spender.

Spender, the sister of fashion royalty Bianca Spender, had for several years been the managing director of her mother’s business. She was more recently the chairwoman of the Sydney Renewable Power Company and now runs the Australian Business and Community Network charity.

The domain name for allegraspender.com.au was registered by Wentworth Independents organiser Lyndell Droga earlier this week.

Carla Zampatti’s children, Allegra Spender, Alexander Schuman, and Bianca Spender. Picture: Justin Lloyd
Carla Zampatti’s children, Allegra Spender, Alexander Schuman, and Bianca Spender. Picture: Justin Lloyd
Droga, from a wealthy family of private equity investors, and the Wentworth Independents will campaign against Sharma, who only narrowly won the electorate from Kerryn Phelps in 2019, and appear to have found a high-profile candidate for the job. Wentworth, of course, was once held by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.

“Our current representative ‘talks the talk’ on climate action. But he votes with Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton and Barnaby Joyce to support drilling for oil and gas off our coastline,” the Wentworth Independents say of their current representative. The Financial Review recently reported the group had already raised $300,000.

It’s amazing that the people who’ve most benefited from the free market hate it the most — the mental illness of our times.

shatterzzz
November 19, 2021 1:02 pm

On Oz Post and delivery times .. they really are having a lend of us & don’t mind thumbing their noses do they.. !
I received emails from Oz Post this morning advising that 2 certified items addressed to me are in Sydney sorting depots and due for delivery on December 1 .. Soooo the parcels are with Oz Post Sydney & I’m in Sydney but I’m not to expect them for at least 12 days .. I think I might have preferred not to know !.. Duuuh!

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 19, 2021 1:05 pm

Interesting point Rosie.
If you say you are double vaxxed then that should be good enough for a shop assistant.
If you aren’t truthful then you have misrepresented yourself and that’s not the store keeper’s problem but law enforcement.
To ask you to show documentation is enforcement and I don’t think the shops have a right to demand compliance without any qualification or licence to do so. Security guards must be trained and ticketed.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 19, 2021 1:08 pm

Burnett in the end has to take the blame. He might not have been on the bridge, but it was his standing orders as to how to approach which were in force.

There’s an article, by one of Burnett’s sons -retired pusser (!) – published by the Naval Historical Society, that says Burnett may have been overconfident in his ability to deal with any situation.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 19, 2021 1:16 pm

TaliDan and his junta are now segregating 12-15 year olds from normal society.
He calls the protesters extremists.
Defend they ABC.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 19, 2021 1:25 pm

I’ve never been asked if I was vaxxed by anyone. If I am asked by anyone running a shop, my plan is to say that I’ll answer that after they have given me the HIV status of all their workers.

Old bloke
Old bloke
November 19, 2021 1:26 pm

I suspect Maggot McClown and Marxist Dan are rather unnerved and shocked with the protests.

Mark McGowan flees from protestors at Manjimup, a small town about 300 kms south of Perth.

Winston Smith
November 19, 2021 1:33 pm

Rorscharch:

Very strange… in the midst of the highest gas and oil price crisis in the US, Biden is drawing down on the strategic petroleum reserve (that Trump fully topped up) and EXPORTING IT TO ASIA!!!

I spoke of this earlier this year. The O’Biden/Harris Regime is about destroying the US industrial base so it cannot beat China.
The rundown of the strategic oil reserve is in line with this goal.
I’m betting he will start reducing the copper and silver stockpiles as well. (Both being essential war material.)

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 19, 2021 1:34 pm

The Great Dissembler now has a lead of 14,662 Covid cases over NSW for the Winter/Spring outbreaks.
He’s four weeks away from overtaking NSW in the deaths in the same event as the weekly tally has 40+ extra deaths in Vic.
“We don’t want to end up like NSW”

Chris
Chris
November 19, 2021 1:35 pm

LIBERTY QUOTE
A striking feature of moral and political argument in the modern world is the extent to which it is innovators, radicals, and revolutionaries who revive old doctrines, while their conservative and reactionary opponents are the inventors of new ones.

— Alasdair MacIntyre

Anyone know where this comes from? I would like to understand it better.

rosie
rosie
November 19, 2021 1:38 pm

I’ve been visiting someone every day in a private hospital, not once have I been
asked to provide proof of vaxx!
The other day I went into a chain store without my phone as usual, offered to sign a book, security guy just waved me through.
Anyone who says anything about science or safety is going to be asked what changed at midnight on the 18th of November.

Chris
Chris
November 19, 2021 1:39 pm

says Burnett may have been overconfident in his ability to deal with any situation.

That sounds like hindsight viewing the normal state of someone making stuff happen.

Roger
Roger
November 19, 2021 1:39 pm

A striking feature of moral and political argument in the modern world is the extent to which it is innovators, radicals, and revolutionaries who revive old doctrines, while their conservative and reactionary opponents are the inventors of new ones.

— Alasdair MacIntyre

Anyone know where this comes from? I would like to understand it better.

Try A Short History of Ethics, 2nd ed.

Miltonf
Miltonf
November 19, 2021 1:41 pm

Does the incontinent old thief really believe in critical race theory or whatever it’s called? Or is it just more pay to play?

Roger
Roger
November 19, 2021 1:50 pm

Does the incontinent old thief really believe in critical race theory or whatever it’s called? Or is it just more pay to play?

All those IOUs he wrote in the election campaign have to be honoured.

Very strange… in the midst of the highest gas and oil price crisis in the US, Biden is drawing down on the strategic petroleum reserve (that Trump fully topped up) and EXPORTING IT TO ASIA!!!

This is a move to influence OPEC, which is meeting early next month to discuss an increase to production, which Joe desperately needs to bring inflation down. A problem of his own making. Those darned IOUs again.

Winston Smith
November 19, 2021 1:51 pm

Top Ender:

Some extremely clear vision of the wreck of HMAS Sydney

I hope measures have been taken to prevent the Asian scrap metal merchants from stripping the wreck? Or is it too deep?

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 19, 2021 1:54 pm

Goofy or toe-curling embarrassing? As has been her habit, Meghan Markle has fiercely divided opinion in her latest quest seeking privacy in the United States.

On Thursday the Duchess of Sussex indulged her friend and California neighbour Ellen DeGeneres with an appearance on her US television show before taking part in a prank which saw her call herself “mommy”, drink milk from a baby bottle and eat like a chipmunk.

So, basically, acting like she does at home!

Winston Smith
November 19, 2021 1:56 pm

Cassie of Sydney:

Dani Laidley is not a female. Dani Laidley is not a woman.

Correct.
Dan Laidley is a male – an emotionally unwell male.

Roger
Roger
November 19, 2021 1:57 pm

Speaking of oil, inflation and national decline…

Aris Roussinos traces the beginning of the current slow motion collapse of Western societies to the economic crisis of the mid-70s, which was a driver of our deindustrialisation and the subsequent globalisation of supply chains, which system is now teetering on the brink of collapse. There’s a bigger picture, but there’s a lot to be said for this view.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 19, 2021 1:58 pm

No, Winston – too deep for scrap salvage ops.

About 2500 metres down – not as far as the Titanic, but very difficult to operate scrap equipment at those depths and pressures.

Rabz
November 19, 2021 2:06 pm

Allegra Spender, the daughter of late fashion icon and businesswoman Carla Zampatti, appears set to make her political debut in the deep blue Sydney seat held by Liberal

The daughter of John Spender, a former Gliberal party grandee and parliamentary contemporary of preposterous wallies such as Peacock and Howard.

twostix
twostix
November 19, 2021 2:08 pm

State of emergency powers must be ammended so that any government that uses them automatically dissolves after nine months.

It’s literally the only way to control them.

Cassie of Sydney
November 19, 2021 2:11 pm

“Allegra Spender, the daughter of late fashion icon and businesswoman Carla Zampatti, appears set to make her political debut in the deep blue Sydney seat held by Liberal”

UNFUCKING BELIEVABLE. Allegra Spender….Ascham educated, child of immense privilege. I doubt whether Spender has ever ventured further than Strathfield….and even that suburb might be too far west for her comfort.

Oh yes…Allegra Spender understands the struggles of the middle and working Australia.

Seriously, I need a bucket.

Woolfe
Woolfe
November 19, 2021 2:13 pm

Just so we’re clear on the whole myocarditis thing, I have never personally seen a single case in 13+ years in emergency medicine. Not one. Pericarditis yes. Do they occur? Sure. But not like this. Pediatric strokes? Come on now.

@CodyElijah1

Diogenes
Diogenes
November 19, 2021 2:13 pm

shopping at, local, Woolworths this morning and bought a box of Home Brand tissues for a $1.35 (everyday low price sticker) up until last week and for the past 6 months the same box has been $0.95 …..

The spin on this is interesting… the claim is that during the Great Toilet Paper Stampedes of ’20 & ’21 factories had to go to three shifts, gazillions of dollars overtime paid out as a result – then the almost immediate lack of demand as people started to draw down on their stocks with factories almost sitting idle, with gazillions being paid to underutilised workers. Now that supply and demand have returned to equilibrium those distortions are now being paid for.

Razey
Razey
November 19, 2021 2:14 pm

Farmer Gezsays:
November 19, 2021 at 1:05 pm
Interesting point Rosie.
If you say you are double vaxxed then that should be good enough for a shop assistant.
If you aren’t truthful then you have misrepresented yourself and that’s not the store keeper’s problem but law enforcement.
To ask you to show documentation is enforcement and I don’t think the shops have a right to demand compliance without any qualification or licence to do so. Security guards must be trained and ticketed.

Here’s a revolutionary idea.

Tell them it’s none of their fukn business. If they dont want your money, then tell them to get fucked.

Dot
Dot
November 19, 2021 2:19 pm

On Thursday the Duchess of Sussex indulged her friend and California neighbour Ellen DeGeneres with an appearance on her US television show before taking part in a prank which saw her call herself “mommy”, drink milk from a baby bottle and eat like a chipmunk.

For godsake.

These people are peers of the realm and royalty.

We would be better having a President chosen by the shortest straw.

Winston Smith
November 19, 2021 2:19 pm

Top Ender:

About 2500 metres down

OK.
Deeper than I’ve ever dived without scuba gear…
🙂

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
November 19, 2021 2:24 pm

Winston Smith says:
November 19, 2021 at 2:19 pm
Top Ender:
About 2500 metres down
OK.
Deeper than I’ve ever dived without scuba gear…
?

Winston – easily fixed with some lead weights tied to your ankles…..

Morsie
Morsie
November 19, 2021 2:25 pm

Tim Paine resigns over sexting scandal

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