1,130 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 20 Nov 2021”

  1. Gabsays:
    November 21, 2021 at 6:14 pm
    Dr Mark Hobart
    @realDrMHobart
    The worse thing is Daniel Andrews is making it mandatory that all of your health records get centralised in the Vic Dept of Health. You cannot opt out ! Exploding head #Killthebill #MelbourneProtest

    To make it easier to determine which are the “lives unworthy of life”, and thus eligible for “voluntary assisted dying”?


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  2. More on Adele and the concert at the Griffith Observatory with the Hollywood sign to the side and a few hundred of her closest celebrity friends as the audience. the good stuff is all old, the new songs are rubbish.


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  3. incoherent ramblersays:
    November 21, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    I.C., that sounds very much like a brother in law of mine; you’re not a Swans supporter, are you?


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  4. Mater, earlier:

    The people who took that MASSIVE step (for conservatives)

    The salient point, parenthesised.

    Conservatives types take far longer than the left-wing ne’er-do-wells to get out and about to protest, if for no other reason than the conservative types are generally either at work, or doing something else constructive.

    But when they do speak and act publicly, it’s on like Donkey Kong. Add to that the multitude of people forced from their jobs by the Emperor, who by doing so has directly impacted their ability to provide for their families, and it’s fucking look out.

    Leftists are self-centred. Conservatives have others at the forefront of their lives, and that’s the difference.


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  5. The Brisbane marchers looked like the crowd at the Blue Fin Fishing Club cheering Annastacia on her win last year.
    Conservatives are too busy working Saddy Arvo to show up for marching practice.


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  6. I may be critical of Daisy but I’m not made of steel and I may say I have a flint heart, but it isn’t wooden.

    Sharri, what a babe.

    Oh and Pauline Hanson is a fucking champion.

    Looks like Rennick, Hanson etc are going to make Slow Moe to outlaw dickhead policies enforced by the likes of Gunner, Andrews…actually, every State & territorial “leader”…

    [Gott mit uns…that the UAP, PHON and LDP clear the ALP, GRN & LNP bloodsuckers from the body politic…]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQAJit8fx20


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  7. Ambo clearly intends to remain Member for Grayndler for some time yet so he’s going back to the GrassRoots to shore up support.

    He doesn’t have anything to worry about, last election he won just over 50% of the vote before preferences, and the Liberal Party preferences flow to him also.


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  8. incoherent rambler says:
    November 21, 2021 at 8:43 pm
    The last two times that I was this cwoss, there major earthquakes and floods.

    Don’t forget the frogs, locusts, hail and the water turning to blood…


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  9. Conservatives are too busy working Saddy Arvo to show up for marching practice.

    Yeah, they’d rather clean their gutters…in favour of their children’s future.

    Stick with Gypsum, Ed, you were more correct with that, and about that, you were completely wrong.

    I suggest if you want to speak about these protests with any sort of authority, get off your fucking arse, and turn up. As usual, you know nothing, about everything.

    Fuck head!


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  10. Delta Variant?
    There’s no fucking Delta Variant, them’s the Vaccine Side Effects.
    Don’t get sick, because the Hospitals are going to be deluged soon.


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  11. Boambee John says:
    November 21, 2021 at 8:36 pm
    Fat Tony
    Looking at what Mr Ed said, I suspect that he was in the Ante-Fa march.

    You’re probably correct – there was this young noodle-armed dickhead in ninja outfit who glared at me from behind the wall of coppers. Told him to get fucked.


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  12. Yeah, Mater you’ve got a crowd waving Red Flags, people in Black T-Shirts, Riccardo Bosi foaming at the mouth while wearing Camo and you reckon conservatives are getting on board?


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  13. Yeah, Mater you’ve got a crowd waving Red Flags, people in Black T-Shirts, Riccardo Bosi foaming at the mouth while wearing Camo and you reckon conservatives are getting on board?

    Maybe 100,000+ people protested in Melbin, 99% ignore Antifa & Fed glowies (including Bosi who is a spook).

    You are a high level cretin, ‘ead Case.


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  14. Yeah, Mater you’ve got a crowd waving Red Flags, people in Black T-Shirts, Riccardo Bosi foaming at the mouth while wearing Camo and you reckon conservatives are getting on board?

    Grigory, anti-vaxx people want to be left the hell alone and not forced to take mRNA innoculations so some stooge politicians and totalitarian-curious dumbshits like you can stain your walls.

    Anti-fascists are the crowd you are describing, and deliberately conflating Riccardo Bosi with for the purposes of being a totalitarian-curious dumbshit and upsetting the Cat.

    More importantly, where is your evidence of Riccardo Bosi foaming at the mouth while wearing Camo, eh?

    Is this like your absolute proof of certainty that the US Government has never wanted to sell nuclear submarines to Australia? Or that some nebulous-but-ill-defined group of ‘elites’ have spent over a century plotting to destroy the meat and lovestock industry in Australia?


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  15. Yeah, Mater you’ve got a crowd waving Red Flags, people in Black T-Shirts, Riccardo Bosi foaming at the mouth while wearing Camo and you reckon conservatives are getting on board?

    Yes, I know this for a fact. However, as I’ve maintained, it is an extremely diverse demographic.
    It cuts across all groups.
    Why do you think the counter protests are so pathetic? It’s because many of those who may have done so previously, are now carrying the ‘Kill The Bill’ placards.

    The Red Flags are a version of our national flag and I was wearing a black t-shirt on Saturday. As for camo, conservatives don’t serve? Before you answer this, remember, your knowledge of the military, and those who serve in it, is rather limited.

    You really are an idiot. Don’t forget that.


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  16. Berenson has a good post on US all-cause excess deaths vaxx in under 60s running around twice the rate compared to unvaxxed. All-cause deaths is where it’s at right now.

    does anyone in government actually even give a shit?


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  17. Delta Variant?
    There’s no fucking Delta Variant, them’s the Vaccine Side Effects.

    More gypsum-fuelled wrongology.

    Pericardits, myocarditis, strokes, pulmonary emboli and so forth have never been described as C00f symptoms.

    Fuck off and come up with something different, Grigory.

    Maybe recycle one of your greatest hits, like how Buteyko Breathing will miraculously generate nitrous oxide particles in your nose that will destroy any virus that lands there.

    Or how an intoxicated felon disarming a policeman, shooting his taser back at at him while running away, and being correctly identified by the copper’s mate as a threat to life, shot and killed for his trouble was somehow a racist and illegal act because you don’t like policemen.


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  18. Why do you think the counter protests are so pathetic? It’s because many of those who may have done so previously, are now carrying the ‘Kill The Bill’ placards.

    That’s pretty lame reasoning, even for you.

    The Red Flags are a version of our national flag

    Not these Red Flags, old buddy.

    and I was wearing a black t-shirt on Saturday. As for camo, conservatives don’t serve? Before you answer this, remember, your knowledge of the military, and those who serve in it, is rather limited.

    Bosi is a Spook as another commenter has noted.
    Black is the colour of Anarchy.
    Not appropriate for a Marched protesting Forced Vaccinations.


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  19. Bosi is a Spook as another commenter has noted.

    And where is your proof of that,Gypsum-snorter?

    Not these Red Flags, old buddy

    Black is the colour of Anarchy.
    Not appropriate for a Marched protesting Forced Vaccinations

    Fuck off, Grigory.

    Who died and made you the Final Arbiter of what is socially acceptable signalling for whom?

    GetUp? AntiFa itself? Fuck off with your attempts to protect the brand. The Trots and Anarchists can do it all by themselves.


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  20. Black is the colour of Anarchy.
    Not appropriate for a Marched protesting Forced Vaccinations

    Ed.

    You hold the firm belief that bison put 100 metres of topsoil onto what is now the United States.

    Just providing some context. Your entire life is speculation, and all of it is wrong.


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  21. I have been watching the Adele special on Channel 7. She should only sing and not speak a word when not singing. The interview with Oprah is revealing her as an absolute ditz.

    Yes, an absolute shame. Pity she doesn’t have the intellect to match the voice.

    Just as a Lizzie aside … I have almost the exact footage (and stills) to match this video clip. Sure brings back some memories.


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  22. Black is the colour of Anarchy.
    Not appropriate for a Marched protesting Forced Vaccinations.

    Fuck, I’m sorry.
    Did I break the dress code? Could you send me a copy before next weekend?

    Do you know what’s not appropriate for a March protesting forced vaccinations? Not turning up!

    You want to know what’s also not appropriate for such marches? Stating supposed ‘facts’ about them, that you have no idea about.

    Kid yourself all you like, it matters not. You can join prguy17, and the Dan cult who are also doing that. You can’t out run reality, and what various Cats have described (from all around the country), IS that reality. Don’t try to soothe your conscience by bad mouthing those who have decided to act, or that which they have decided to do.

    Do something useful. Go write a guest post about Sharpeville…or put your money where your mouth is.


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  23. Rex A

    Fuck off and come up with something different, Grigory.

    Grigory had a Newcastle/Central Coast connection. Mr Ed has a Brisbane connection. They are not the same. Mr Ed seems more like a poor quality ALP/Slime troll.


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  24. Are you contrarianising yourself into a silly corner for no reason again?

    Let’s break this down:
    Mater:

    Why do you think the counter protests are so pathetic?

    Perhaps the Counter Protesters are being run by the Security Services, that’s usually a good bet.

    … It’s because many of those who may have done so previously, are now carrying the ‘Kill The Bill’ placards.

    Wow.
    Spook aligned Antifa are now carrying Kill The Bill placards?
    Well, it’s an effective way to Gaslight millions of AntiVaccination-ists, that’s for sure.


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  25. Aditi Bhargava PhD, Professor, Centre for Reproductive Sciences and Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCSF Expert Panel on Federal Vaccine Mandates 2nd November 2021

    interesting point, are they going for 100% vaccination to eliminate any control group?

    what is the long term damage from vaccine? it has been shown to damage DNA, is there going to be a cancer epidemic? secondary diseases? fragile immune systems?


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  26. Do something useful. Go write a guest post about Sharpeville…or put your money where your mouth is.

    You generally say some interesting things, Mater.
    Perhaps lay off the CatPosting when you’re on the piss?


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  27. Spook aligned Antifa are now carrying Kill The Bill placards?
    Well, it’s an effective way to Gaslight millions of AntiVaccination-ists, that’s for sure.

    Wrong, Grigory.

    Mater indicated that a lot of people who may have demonstrated in favour of being locked up, ostensibly for their own good a year ago, are now very firmly in the NO! camp.

    I am sorry that you find this physchically painful and confusing.


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  28. Grigory had a Newcastle/Central Coast connection. Mr Ed has a Brisbane connection. They are not the same. Mr Ed seems more like a poor quality ALP/Slime troll.

    The behaviour has far more consistencies than divergences, and I think OG Grigory and all his Terry Pedersen etc. socks have more or less disappeared from the Dash-Cat.


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  29. interesting point, are they going for 100% vaccination to eliminate any control group?

    That could explain the frantic PR campaign to vaccinate remote Aboriginal Communities in Qld.
    If only 20% volunteer and eighteen months later 95% of those 20% are dead, some awkward questions might be asked?


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  30. Wow.
    Spook aligned Antifa are now carrying Kill The Bill placards?
    Well, it’s an effective way to Gaslight millions of AntiVaccination-ists, that’s for sure.

    Ok, Ed, I’ll give you one more post…just to see if you can get it.

    EVERY.SINGLE.PERSON that I’ve attended these protests with, has commented that they consist of people and groups who would have been facing off with one another at previous protests, over any number of other issues.

    Left, Right, Centre, Hippies, Aboriginal, Asian, traditional Anti-Vaxxers, Covid Vaccine Hesitant, Rich, Poor, Professionals, Tradies, Unemployed, Dark skinned, Light Skinned, Fully Vaxxed, Half Vaxxed, Not Vaxxed, Rastafarians, Atheists, Religious, Agnostic…lock, stock, the fucking lot.

    Which group is going to mount the counter protest? Dregs and left over cult members who are lacking relevance, that’s who. Hence, it’s piss weak.

    Conservatives are activating, there is no doubt. That you are not, doesn’t change that fact. In fact, perhaps you should think about what that means. Additionally, you seem to have missed that these protests are anti the bill, pro-choice, and anti-lock downs…not necessarily anti-vax.

    There are none so blind…


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  31. lock, stock, the fucking lot

    Got it. One of the greatest movies of our time.

    Hatchet Harry: And I can’t have him taking a liberty, can I boys?
    Boys: No Harry. You can’t.



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  32. lock, stock, the fucking lot

    Got it. One of the greatest movies of our time.

    I put the kettle on.

    Don’t need any sugar, cos I’m sweet enough as it is… 🙂


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  33. Just going to point out the utter lunacy of this situation looming in QLD again.

    Today and tomorrow, everyone in QLD is completely and totally free. No masks, nobody except karens are signing in to anything, everyone is doing and going where ever they please as per 2019.

    Then suddenly, for no reason at all:

    When Queensland reaches the target of 80% double dose, unvaccinated people will not be able to:

    Visit vulnerable settings, including residential aged care, hospitals, prisons, and disability care accommodation. There will be exceptions for medical treatment, end-of-life visits, childbirth, or emergency situations.

    Attend hospitality venues such as hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants, or cafes.

    Attend indoor entertainment venues such as nightclubs, indoor live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres, or cinemas.

    Attend outdoor entertainment activities such as tourism experiences (including reef excursions), sports stadiums, or theme parks.

    Attend festivals (entire venue—indoor and outdoor) such as folk festivals, arts festivals, or musical festivals.

    Attend Queensland Government owned galleries, museums or libraries.

    Merry Christmas!


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  34. Conservatives are activating

    err, the appellation “conservative” is rather confronting, Squire.

    Iconoclast – Noun

    A personage who attacks or criticizes cherished beliefs or institutions (e.g. the ALPBC).

    I wanna crush, kill, destroy. 🙂


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  35. Twitter is circulating a ridiculous story that Palaszczuk is having a relationship on the side with a current NRL player.
    One kind of high profile journo appears to have fallen for it.
    Absolute professional idiocy to promote something like that.


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  36. Attend outdoor entertainment activities such as tourism experiences (including reef excursions)

    Look at the vindictive spiteful fuckers “oh you think you’ll be able to go out to sea on a boat? Oh no, none of that either!”.


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  37. Errr…No – it is being done to transfer wealth to the pockets of billionaires.
    Protecting anyones health is the last thíng on their minds.

    So you don’t think we are currently robbing our children of a normal childhood in order to contain a virus that is dangerous to a tiny fragment of society, which mostly consists of people at the very end of their natural lives?

    What is and has been done to us has nothing to do with a virus. We’ve had viruses before without strangling the whole population and destroying economy. You look after the vulnerable, isolate the sick and increase hygiene. And it works, something the current approach patently hasn’t. And you most certainly don’t suppress known cures for experimental drugs. No, money and power, that’s what this is all about and it’s frightening how close they are to total tyranny.


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  38. Another Lock Stock belter:

    Barry the Baptist: [turns around from stripper] Right, where was we?
    Gary: Shotguns? Well, like guns that fire shots?
    Barry the Baptist: Oh, you must be the brains, then. That’s right, guns that fire shots.

    You may substitute the name Gary for Ed.


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  39. Plucszachuk is having a relationship on the side with a current NRL player

    Is this some preposterous attempt to make that upscreechy bovine seem slightly human?


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  40. Additionally, you seem to have missed that these protests are anti the bill, pro-choice, and anti-lock downs…not necessarily anti-vax.

    That’sw your Spin.
    There’s been 50 years of Breathalysers, Random Breath Tests, Random Licence Checks, 5 different types of I.D. to rent a hovel, open a Bank Account, Gun Confiscation, Cops shooting someone dead every second day, the list of Government overreach is enormous.
    Yet little or no protest.
    These Shots can kill, people don’t want it, and that’s it
    Waffling about Rights, Passports, etc. is Civil Liberties type obfuscation of the one big issue:
    Outlaw Covid/19 Vaccine Mandates.


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  41. Ed Case

    At the next Brisbane demo/march, I can meet you at a designated spot and we can march together & discuss the issues personally.

    I’m sure you would enjoy my company for a few hours…


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  42. So, Ed, to summarise:

    500,000 people (conservatively) marched in cities and town across the entire country yesterday, and none of them knew what was really going on or why they were there.

    Just you.

    Is that about it?


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  43. 500,000 people (conservatively) marched in cities and town across the entire country yesterday, and none of them knew what was really going on or why they were there.

    You’re the Collective Conscious of 500,000 people now, Knuckle Dragger?
    Tell us what you reckon it was all about.
    In your own words.
    Take your time.


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  44. John H.says:
    November 21, 2021 at 10:14 pm
    Life Extension, Optimized Quercetin, 250 mg, 60 Vegetarian Capsules

    DOT,

    I don’t know how well this compound works but it does have Vit C which apparently boosts the absorption of quercetin. Currently on sale at a reasonable price so you might want to try it.

    Might be worth it. I eat a lot of apples but at 10 mg per apple, I am not eating 3 – 4 kg of apples a day.


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  45. Tell us what you reckon it was all about.

    Probably easier to explain what it wasn’t about.

    Nazi traffic paddles, bison, mutton, Japanese submarines, nuclear submarines, crystalline salt, Bert Ironmonger, Uzzie, Davey, Wadesy, ‘Paino’ or Burnsy.

    Plus, I’ve been in them as well. Not the massive ones as in Mongyang yesterday, where you have already heard from plenty of people that were there about why they were there. Nobody needs me to explain it for them

    As the saying goes – I can explain it to you, but I can’t understand it for you.

    Because you are a clueless shut-in. Apologies for taking the time – I was shaving around, and tightening up the Movember action. A bit of early David Boon going on, if I don’t say so myself.


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  46. You’re the Collective Conscious of 500,000 people now, Knuckle Dragger?
    Tell us what you reckon it was all about.
    In your own words.
    Take your time.

    He doesn’t need to tell us, Ed. People that were there have already have done so.


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  47. There’s been 50 years of Breathalysers, Random Breath Tests, Random Licence Checks, 5 different types of I.D. to rent a hovel, open a Bank Account, Gun Confiscation, Cops shooting someone dead every second day, the list of Government overreach is enormous.
    Yet little or no protest.

    No matter how hard you try, Gypsum-snorter, you cannot and will not diminish the sentiment and determination of all those multitudes of stupid little people who no longer wish to accept the bastardry of the political and bugman classes, with whom you have thrown in your lot.

    Be it those deplorable supporters of the Orangutan Bard in the US, the perfidious ‘old fart’ Brexiteers or the many, many Australians and New Zealanders and other Anglophones and Europeans and the like who have turned and said NO! to the depredations of people like you, the tide is turning.

    Go away and sulk.


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  48. Course you ‘ave.
    You were a cop once, weren’t you?

    And what does that have to do with the matter at hand, Grigory?

    It is well established that you don’t like policemen.

    Did one traffic-paddle you once without your prior, affirmative consent one Friday night when you were Drunk In Charge of Your Own Feet?


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  49. You were a cop once, weren’t you?

    Was I? Are you sure? I’m a big Blue Heelers fan and I know a lot of people, so, y’know. Pretty much the same anyway.

    I’ll tell you, right after you explain to me in the requisite detail what the Red Ensign is and what it means.


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  50. dover0beachsays:
    November 21, 2021 at 10:18 pm
    JohnH, what are the quantities of Mg, Vit D, and the last that I should be taking. Note, I am not shy of the sun.

    You need to start with a Vitamin D status check. Min 50 preferably over 70. If deficient must supplement with 5,000IU(125mcg). Take with fat and the supplement should be in capsule form not tablet. Sunlight exposure is latitude dependent. Melbourne? Probably 10am- 2.00pm window is optimal for 10-15 minutes but, and this is a very big but, there is a wide variation in our capacity to generate D from sunlight and Mg deficiency will seriously impact D status. You should also add Vitamin K2 to the mix or better still foods rich in K2, typically fermented foods. Eg. Sauerkraut and natto are good sources but I can’t stand either. High D and poor K2 status is an invitation to soft tissue calcification. Don’t take calcium supplements.

    Mg. Peanuts are an excellent source of magnesium. Very difficult to measure Mg status. Cramps are strong indicator of deficiency. Otherwise, start with 200mg and build up. Be careful, too much and you are running to the toilet. Look here for advice on signs of deficiency and appropriate intake. Also see here.

    I don’t take supplements all the time. With D status high sunlight should be enough. However when I stop Mg it doesn’t take long for cramps to become a problem though eating nuts helps prevent that. Same thing happens to my sister and happened to my mum so probably a genetic component there. Mg is involved in over 300 reactions so obviously important.

    John Campbell on D and K2

    Like the good doctor I’m conflicted as to which comes first: atherosclerosis or vascular calcium deposition!


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  51. Had the bleedin’ obvious poited out to me- the queues of lanky soft schoolies were for the party-area tickets, which come with wristbands and leave with $170 of mummy and daddy’s money. The vaxxxxxx van was there as a ride-along.
    $170 for a crap few DJ’s, chillout zone, ferris wheels and “the experience of a milestone with all your great friends and timeless memories forged with new best mates” or somesuch Hallmark sunbscript. Setting up the circus fifteen years ago I was stunned by the spotty youths peeling off a fifty from a wad of cash to gain access to what was then a barely habitable paperbark paddock. Mummy and Daddy were buying, after a grumpy finishing year, a quiet week alone at home… and they were also buying absolution from responsibility, and putting the weight on the shoulders of ambos and nurses.
    This was before WA inexplicably followed the eastern states and re-jigged the school year intake to be from mid-year to mid-year, and so shifting Y12’s from being approximately 11/12ths turned 17 years old, to being half 18-y-o’s, so the grog runner cash dried up too.


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  52. Dotsays:
    November 21, 2021 at 10:41 pm
    John H.says:
    November 21, 2021 at 10:14 pm
    Life Extension, Optimized Quercetin, 250 mg, 60 Vegetarian Capsules

    DOT,

    I don’t know how well this compound works but it does have Vit C which apparently boosts the absorption of quercetin. Currently on sale at a reasonable price so you might want to try it.

    Might be worth it. I eat a lot of apples but at 10 mg per apple, I am not eating 3 – 4 kg of apples a day.

    I gave up on apples years ago. Too much fructose.


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  53. the SoE cannot be extended in Victoria at all beyond December 15

    apparently true.

    just need a way to convince Labor senators and certain independents not to vote in the upper house when the Best Health and Care Act Evah is put up.

    sick days … senators get sickies days too right?


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  54. OK Cats, here we go

    BP: 106/80
    Pulse: 120+

    Chest pains and “heavy” feeling. Neck pains. Very, very tired. Pins and needles in hands.

    Just had screaming match with Mrs BiWA over SFA 🙁

    Only 8.30 but I’m going up for shower and bed. Don’t like this feeling.


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  55. BiWA, whatever you do, don’t go upstairs.
    Ever hear stories about folk who somehow knew when they were about to be struck by lightning?
    Tingly feeling in extremities?
    Don’t risk it…


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  56. write, email or phone every relevant Victorian politician?

    time to face the truth.
    I isn’t just The Bat Eared Mong that’s the problem

    there are members of parliament are prevaricating everywhere.
    Lawyers are at the mill, banging out the boiler-plate
    j’smists are j’isming
    corporate interests are interested in your VX-passport
    and the medical profession have needles and know how to use them

    chances are, the neighbour over the back fence stands-with-dan


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  57. BiWA, whatever you do, don’t go upstairs.
    Ever hear stories about folk who somehow knew when they were about to be struck by lightning?
    Tingly feeling in extremities?
    Don’t risk it…

    🙂 🙂 🙂


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  58. Bruce in WA says:
    November 21, 2021 at 11:39 pm
    I’m not a doctor but, I’d guess what you need is whisky

    Ta … but verboten …

    Beer works for me… 🙂


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  59. Favourite “Schoolies” tale, courtesy of me Ma.
    Young bloke presents to hospital, mid-afternoon. Quietly tells of how he’d had a fair few drinks on a backyard tour, woke up on a verandah somewhere, bit of a spew… but, woke up with a very irritated private member. Red, inflamed, throbbing, painful.
    Nurses tried to talk him through what he might remember of the night’s shenanigans. Was he grabbed roughly? Dancefloor collision? Barbecue mishap? Did he pass out with the old feller out in the sun, sunburnt? Pass out on the grass, allergy?
    Bloke verry shamefaced, says he did get busy with a girl, never met her before or after. Effectively lost memory, or flat-out unconscious, mid-stroke. Upset that he was a virgin, asks is this what usually happens? Is it… an STD?
    Nurses trying to reassure him, nope that’s not how any STDs present. Playing the concerned women of professional experience, raised eyebrows and winks behind his back, maybe a bit mumsy but down to earth, nonjudgemental. They all settle on him being exposed overnight and for most of the morning, with the tool in the sun/sand/grass/mulch/environment.
    “Aha” mum says, bit of a brainwave. “Do you think you might have been bitten?”
    “Well maybe, but I couldn’t find any tooth marks…”


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  60. Winston Smithsays:
    November 22, 2021 at 1:32 am

    A leaked audio recording revealed California teachers mocking parents over concerns about homosexual and transgender indoctrination at school, said a source who attended a recent teachers union conference in Palm Springs.

    Crikey.

    As Scott Adams tweeted earlier today:

    @ScottAdamsSays· 1h
    Trump won’t even need to campaign. He could just tweet the news every day.



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  61. Constantly I am shocked (but not surprised) by the weird & incomprehensible behaviour of people.

    A couple of hours ago encountered a bloke sleeping outdoors a couch in the forecourt.
    He’d locked himself out of his room, & didn’t want to be a bother by asking to be let in.

    This man is sober, clean, neatly groomed, sociable, white, in a skilled occupation & on an ABC presenter sized salary.

    Told him he was no bother & proceeded to the office to grab a master key.

    Returned a few minutes later, couldn’t see him. Asked the shadows “Er… which room was it again mate?
    No response.
    Louder this time: “Er… which room was it again mate? Didja say room 51?

    He stirred from where he was playing possum on the couch, didn’t look up, & gave a stream of swearing, that if I’m the sort who’s forgotten his room number, then he’s going to sleep outside coz he’s never ben treated so effing badly in his life & I can just eff off…. etc. etc. (a lot of swearing & personal invective was directed at me)

    Suit yourself

    Back to the office & put the master key away. (Nobody is obliged to actually use a hotel room, all they gotta do is pay for it & I’m content.)

    (Btw, the room number he’d told me turned out to be an unoccupied vacant room)


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  62. Mater:

    Left, Right, Centre, Hippies, Aboriginal, Asian, traditional Anti-Vaxxers, Covid Vaccine Hesitant, Rich, Poor, Professionals, Tradies, Unemployed, Dark skinned, Light Skinned, Fully Vaxxed, Half Vaxxed, Not Vaxxed, Rastafarians, Atheists, Religious, Agnostic…lock, stock, the fucking lot.

    Oi!
    What about the cheese makers?
    Have you got something about the dairy sector and cows?


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  63. Rex Angersays:
    November 21, 2021 at 10:06 pm
    And Brisbane ‘connections’ or not, the wilful mis- and dis-information (yet always, consistently left-leaning) it spouts is pure Grigory…

    Perhaps, but the political left and the universities (BIRM) produce these types by intellectual cloning. They might have different core obsessions (gerbil worming, or international bankers et al) but their push is always in the same direction.


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  64. How COVID-19 borders drove Perth family to seek female genital mutilation on home soil

    By Lauren Pilat
    November 21, 2021

    On a seemingly typical weekday in the summer school holidays, a new mother took her two-week-old girl to a suburban GP’s office in Perth.

    Only, it was not for a check-up. Sabrina Lightbody and her mother, Norida Binte Mohd, were instead looking for a doctor they hoped would be sympathetic to their wish to have the infant girl circumcised in a procedure they knew was illegal in Australia.

    The procedure, where the clitoris is pricked to draw blood, was historically considered “a gift to God” in Singapore, where the women emigrated from.

    Mohd, 50, and Lightbody, 24, both had the procedure done as infants in Singapore before moving to Western Australia when Lightbody was 15 years old.

    Days before Lightbody had even given birth to her daughter, the pair had been planning the procedure. With international borders closed, preventing them from taking the newborn overseas, they instead went just six minutes down the road from their family home in Canning Vale to the Amherst Road Medical Centre.

    The women had sought out a Muslim female doctor from Malaysia who worked at the practice because she shared their cultural background, thinking she might go along with the plan.

    Once the three generations were in the doctor’s room, Mohd asked if her new granddaughter could be circumcised and insisted the doctor perform the procedure immediately.

    The medical practitioner, with 15 years’ experience, became concerned and made an excuse there would be issues with Medicare. Mohd offered to pay cash.

    Female circumcision, known as khitaan, is a common cultural practice in Malaysia where its government urges people to have the procedure done by a medical practitioner.

    But in WA, it is a criminal offence to cut or mutilate all or part of the clitoris, or any other part of the female genital organs, and doing so can attract up to 20 years in jail.

    WA was the last state in Australia to make the female genital cutting or mutilation procedure illegal in 2004.

    The doctor refused to perform the procedure and Mohd and Lightbody left the medical centre with the small infant unharmed.

    That night, the baby’s father became aware of Mohd and Lightbody’s plan and called a family member, which led to Child Abuse Squad detectives arresting the mother and daughter at their two-storey townhouse.

    The pair were later charged with conspiring to unlawfully perform female genital mutilation, which carries a maximum imprisonment of 10 years.

    On November 4, they appeared before the District Court of WA and were spared jail time, despite Judge Alan Troy rejecting their claims of cultural reasons for attempting to have the girl circumcised.

    “I cannot regard this practice as ‘a gift to God’,” Judge Troy told the court.

    He was “inferentially satisfied” both women were aware female genital mutilation was illegal and noted the “significant pressure” Lightbody was placed under by Mohd to have the procedure performed.

    Lightbody grew up with a fusion of Australian and Muslim cultures, and was expected to comply with her mother’s religious beliefs.

    Her lawyer, Alana Taylor, told the court the 24-year-old was remorseful and regretful, and had suffered immensely after having no contact for six months with her baby daughter.

    “There is little to suggest that you do not love your daughter and that you wanted to protect her, but your decision was misguided because you put your mother’s beliefs ahead of your daughter’s health and welfare,” Judge Troy told Lightbody.

    Mohd was handed a 15-month jail sentence and Lightbody a 12-month jail sentence that were both conditionally suspended for 12 months, with each to be supervised in the community and to undergo treatment by a mental health professional.


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  65. A report on Sky News suggested the SoE cannot be extended in Victoria at all beyond December 15. Has anyone else come across this?

    That’s the understanding of the lawyers at my employer. Dan needs to get his bill passed before the 15th of December to replace the measures otherwise SoE simply ends, unable to be extended further.


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