Open Thread – Mon 22 Nov 2021


Delacroix, Barque of Dante, 1822

3,158 responses to “Open Thread – Mon 22 Nov 2021”

  1. Wally Dalí Avatar
    Wally Dalí

    Very quiet on the Cat Channel tonight.
    Maybe, after a turgid two years, we’re finally content that the country is turning around again.

  2. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Silver.
    Not bad for a geriatric.

  3. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    DrBG says thanks Tom.

  4. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    Warren Brown is a dick.

  5. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    jupes says:
    November 22, 2021 at 5:32 am
    Warren Brown is a dick.

    I was going to note my displeasure at his cartoon in a polite comment but your way is better.

    Thanks for the toon Tom, it’s good to know what some think of us.

  6. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    NewsCorp are gunning for Albo.
    Thyey must have a fresh candidate in the wings.
    But who?

  7. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    I was going to note my displeasure at his cartoon in a polite comment

    Likely to be the editorial line at the Daily Terrible. I haven’t been to the website for a month or so ever since they went full-on climate nutter and vax-worship. Just keep a link to Blair, he’s still hanging in there somehow.

  8. Baba Avatar
    Baba

    We are not alone!

    deadlines loom for mandatory vaccines, and the more lockdowns come to many countries of the world, people have taken to the streets in protest. In the typical case, local media either neglects to report on this or improperly characterizes them as “right wing” or “anti-vaxx.” It is likely that most people who get their news only from mainstream TV or The New York Times know nothing about what is happening.

    The videos below, carefully chronicled by our friend Aaron Ginn, document what the media has neglected, even though this is the largest global protest movement to appear in decades.

  9. 132andBush Avatar
    132andBush

    Re Mark Knights first toon.

    The car should have “MSM” on the number plate.

  10. Megan Avatar
    Megan

    Morning all, and as always…thanks Tom!

  11. Aaron Avatar
    Aaron

    “Maybe, after a turgid two years, we’re finally content that the country is turning around again.

    Or resigned to the coming shitstorm.

  12. Aaron Avatar
    Aaron

    Dear God,
    Please let Austria burn from border to border so that no bastard will ever mention compulsory experimental vaccines ever again

  13. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Please let Austria burn from border to border so that no bastard will ever mention compulsory experimental vaccines ever again

    Germans gotta be Germans.

    ‘National Emergency’ — Germany May Introduce Mandatory Vaccines as Coronavirus Cases Climb (21 Nov)

    This is so dumb because the Swedish data shows the problem is the vaccinatred, and if you force vaccination of the unvaccinated you render vulnerable even the hitherto naturally immune.

    Meanwhile the subclinical side effects are not trivial.

    German Physician Warns Already Vaxxed: “Don’t Get Another Shot Under Any Circumstances!“ (21 Nov)

    German physician and public health expert Wolfgang Wodarg is a leading critic of COVID-19 panic and the high pressure vaccine campaign against the COVID-19 virus. In an interview with Elsa Mittmannsgruber, he tells the public: “With every booster shot, the chance that something bad happens increases exponentially.” …”The risk with every shot becomes ever higher.”

    The cumulative effect is totally unknown. Never looked at in the studies as far as I know. Yet the pollies are panicking and pushing for endless boosters despite the worst record for any approved pharmaceutical since thalidomide.

  14. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “That’s what everyone that doesn’t care for Dan is.
    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says his relationship with Prime Minister Scott Morrison will improve when the pm stops double speaking to extremists”

    Quite so….and if Morrison had any balls, which of course he doesn’t, he would state publicly that his relationship with Dan Andrews will improve when Andrews stops smearing him and ordinary Australians as being friendly to extremists.

    And if Victoria had a Liberal opposition with any balls, which of course it doesn’t, on Friday Matthew Guy would have insisted that every Liberal MP in the lower and upper Victorian houses attend Saturday’s march.

    How Dan is laughing.

  15. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    Warren Brown is a dick.

    Likely to be the editorial line at the Daily Terrible.

    Yes, indeed.
    When you’re supposedly reporting a complex medical/social/political issue, and the failure of public trust at multiple points – break out the cartoonists.

  16. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Are you sure it’s the worst BoN?
    It’d have thought the contraceptive pill was right up there.
    Blood clots , breast cancer, nobody cares.
    bill, breast cancer

  17. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    It’d have thought the contraceptive pill was right up there.

    I wouldn’t know about that Rosie since I’ve never been on it… 😀

    But the difference is the contraceptive pill is voluntary. The Covid vaccination 9/10ths isn’t, and is rapidly approaching 10/10th isn’t, as we see from the above.

    Like contraception there are several alternatives to the vaccine. unlike contraception the government has banned them. Could you imagine the outcry from women if condoms, IUDs, abortion and abstinence were banned?

  18. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Hehe, just thought to myself what’d happen if an employer told women they had to take the Pill to keep their jobs…oh wow.

  19. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Hehe, just thought to myself what’d happen if an employer told women they had to take the Pill to keep their jobs…oh wow.

    Safe! Free! Effective!

  20. Figures Avatar
    Figures

    Blood clots , breast cancer, nobody cares.

    Without being an apologist for the pill, do you have macro data that shows that women’s overall health severely deteriorated following the introduction of the pill?

    There is this kind of macro data for the covid vax – excess deaths are high and getting worse in country after country. This is backed up by UK data showing all cause death rates in the vaxed = twice death rates in unvaxed.

  21. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    From the old OT.

    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.

  22. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Bruce of Newcastle says:
    November 22, 2021 at 7:46 am
    Hehe, just thought to myself what’d happen if an employer told women they had to take the Pill to keep their jobs…oh wow.

    You got that wrong, feminists and the MSM would be all for it.

  23. WolfmanOz (just existing in Melb. now) Avatar

    Outstanding article by Alexandra Marshall in the Speccie . . . love her work.

    https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/11/this-is-a-restoration-not-a-revolution/

    Before the oppressive communist regime fell, the USSR was plagued by months of protests. Hundreds of thousands filled the cities of Soviet satellite nations. Their dictators fronted crowds, expecting to find the same praise and worship that decades of fear had accustomed them to. It was an exercise in delusion. Every civilisation has a tipping point where no amount of authoritarian power can overcome the masses.

    If history’s most ruthless governments could not survive citizen outrage, what makes the West’s leaders think they will?

    It has taken a while for Australians to stir from their comfy centuries of peace. Prodding the ant nest, as they say, required an unusually large amount of thumping. The French were born protesting, but Australians inherited political reserve from their English ancestry. That is not to say that we are politically peaceful.

    A Western leader who manages to upset their democracy makes a grave error.

    In the Westminster system, politicians are public servants. If they attempt to elevate themselves to ‘dictator’, it is likely the voting public will tear down the whole show if for no other reason than to punish them for such arrogance.

    Premiers abused political majority, so Australians will exile them into minority. Let them wade around in the muck while a conservative alliance of minor parties hold the balance of power. Take away the salaries of seat-warming MPs. Gut the major parties of politicians who do nothing of value for the people. Put an end to mediocrity.

    Camera-loving politicians seem desperate for attention during Covid, so it is time for Australia to scrutinise them.

    Do they serve us – or themselves? Have they spent decades padding out our political system with unnecessary laws to the point of suffocation? Where does all our money go, because it certainly isn’t into the hospital system…

    It is telling that on the day up to 100,000 residents flooded Sydney’s CBD to protest losing their jobs because of mandatory vaccination policies, the only Tweet put out by Premier Dominic Perrottet was about an airport project to ‘create jobs’.

    If Perrottet isn’t nervous, the Prime Minister certainly is.

    Scott Morrison has awoken from his tyranny-enabling slumber and decided he likes ‘freedom’ because it has marketing potential for the next election. He should ‘like’ freedom because he is the man responsible for protecting the human rights of Australians. Any leader prepared to sit back for months and let the people be abused has no genuine empathy.

    National Cabinet was an attempt by Scott Morrison to distance himself from blame while enjoying the perks of power. There is no reason to believe the Prime Minister is suddenly serious about freedom when his Federal government is providing states with the backbone of technology and information required for vaccine passports.

    “We are enabling citizens to consent to provide their immunisation record to a state for integration in the check-in app. How that is used and what is required for citizens is set by the state against health orders,” said the Senate Select Committee, insisting they weren’t using public money to create a vaccine passport system.

    Whether they admit to it or not, the Federal government is part of the problem. Scott Morrison is one of many Western leaders who took advice from international bureaucracies. The reason we have identical worldwide protests is because we have an unelected world government controlling domestic policy – not through force, but via the desperate need of weak leaders to pander to the international spotlight. It is a gender-inclusive dick-measuring contest where each prime minister, president, and king-in-waiting shows the United Nations how much power they have over their citizens.

    Look around the world. Dissent. Separatism. Furious citizens storming the streets.

    In a bold move (considering their awkward history) Austria announced house arrest for the unvaccinated – only for their police and army to turn on the government and declare that they would not enforce those orders. If only Victoria Police had shown the same courage instead of shooting Australians in the back with rubber bullets as they gathered at the Shrine of Remembrance.

    What we are seeing on our streets is a demand for restoration, not revolution.

    The citizens of the West want their countries back, and if their leaders refuse to give up power voluntarily – like the Communist leaders of old – the Globalists will be ousted from power by the fury of the mob.

    No regime can withstand a defiant population. In Victoria, Labor Premier Daniel Andrews may very well be able to buy off another unscrupulous MP to pass his pandemic legislation, but it won’t matter. He cannot be in every business, in every home, or in every street. The only thing Daniel Andrews will do is de-legitimise his government and reduce it to the status of a laughing stock.

    Australia isn’t quite Berlin circa 1960, but we have border walls to tear down, families to reunite, and liberties to return.

    These seemingly ‘all-powerful’ corporates and politicians sipping champagne at the World Economic Forum have been put on notice. Society at large is not going to accept a ‘new normal’. We won’t be subscribing to the globalist fantasy of digital surveillance, green fascism, a parallel carbon economy, or socialism by stealth. Build back better? Forget it.

    Our government will no longer be run by decree from a Swiss ski resort.

    If Australia wants to survive the next hundred years, it must restore itself to the free, fun, and open society that we were born into. Liberty is the only real safety a citizen has.

  24. Beertruk Avatar
    Beertruk

    Made the top 50.

  25. Wally Dalí Avatar
    Wally Dalí

    Bruce in WA, still alive?

  26. Mater Avatar
    Mater

    Outstanding article by Alexandra Marshall in the Speccie . . . love her work.

    Very, very, very good.

  27. Armadillo Avatar
    Armadillo

    This is a weird story.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10226895/Victorian-MPs-daughter-seeks-refuge-bar-hit-head-spray-can.html

    They don’t seem to explain anything about which “posters she was spray painting over” and why. Just a one liner about what may have caused the dispute and it also appears that she threw the spray can at some dude and he threw it back at her.

    Of course, the article proclaims her as a victim.

  28. mc Avatar
    mc

    Society at large is not going to accept a ‘new normal’

    I hope she is right, I fear she is not

  29. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    Outstanding article by Alexandra Marshall in the Speccie . . . love her work.

    excellent article but I think overly optimistic on what the vote-herd will put up with before demanding change … sure, tens maybe hundreds of thousands turned out last Saturday but millions didn’t and in those millions are the majority when voting counts .. speaking from personal, unclean, experience 2 0f my 4 adult kids think gummints, state & federal, haven’t gone far enuf! .. and would welcome more punishment heaped on the unclean ..
    too date, I haven’t been exiled from Chrissie celebrations with my grandees but that is because it would require personal decision implementing .. if dum parrot-head were to extend the embargo on the unclean two of mine would be, silently, cheering …!

  30. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    They don’t seem to explain anything about which “posters she was spray painting over” and why. Just a one liner about what may have caused the dispute and it also appears that she threw the spray can at some dude and he threw it back at her.

    He/she was defacing posters advertising the FREEDOM DAY march ….. waiting for GRAFITTI charges to be laid but not holding the breath .. in fact, I’m fairly sure, it is an offence just to possess paint spray-cans in public without a reasonable excuse .. . LOL!

  31. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    speaking from personal, unclean, experience 2 0f my 4 adult kids think gummints, state & federal, haven’t gone far enuf! .. and would welcome more punishment heaped on the unclean ..

    My son and Dil are both pro vaxx, but are strongly against excluding the vaxxed from anything. They will also not line up to get no1 grandson vaxxed when he turns 5 next year. Both kids are totally unaware of what goes on around them, but she has read enough to be convinced that jabbing anyone under 20 is a complete waste if time, and is waiting to see the long term effects on kids

  32. Beertruk Avatar
    Beertruk

    Yet the pollies are panicking and pushing for endless boosters despite the worst record for any approved pharmaceutical since thalidomide.

    Wonder how much testing was done on thalidomide before it was released v testing on wuflu ‘vax’ before release?

  33. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    This is a weird story.

    Everything about Master Sheddick is weird.

  34. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    excluding the vaxxed
    FFS that should read
    excluding the UNvaxxed

  35. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    Companies turn to unvaccinated workers to fight labor shortage

    Wonderful how people tend to find a way.

    “We are also seeing a massive migration from corporations to smaller businesses,” Valadez said in an email to CNN Business.

    “Many in the health industry are completely abandoning their career path in favor of something completely different. We are seeing nurses and doctors apply at travel agencies, for example, and just the other day we saw a resume from a NASA data analyst who was willing to work as a plumber or an electrician as long as the employer respected their values and their bodily autonomy.”

  36. Aaron Avatar
    Aaron

    Another couple of wonderful things.

    Until they weren’t. Which was a bit late.

    Agent Orange and asbestos.

  37. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    Warren’s cartoon is breathtaking in its stupidity.

    Not just the absurdity of mocking people saying they know (how to assess risk with regards to themselves) better – who is he saying they should defer too? Government? Departments? Peak organisations that have only a minority of those they claim to represent – Hello, AMA -*waves*.Columnists and TV talking heads?

    Do any of those have a track record so good that you would abdicate your own judgement? Do you know anyone who governs their own lives worse than government manages Australia?

    I would guess he never reflected on that.

    But has he not noticed the ludicrous idea that a vaccine works for you not when you have it, but only when other people do.

    Does he not even get an uneasy feeling that a few years ago he would have found that ridiculous? Does he have some new medical knowledge of how vaccines work that explains this? I think everyone gets the idea that your body develops antibodies and with that combats subsequent infection. Has he learned something new about the immune response that explains how you are only saved by other people’s antibodies, and they are saved by yours, despite them offering minimal protection to their own hosts?

    And has he given any thought as to how many people got vaccinated because they thought it was in their best medical interest and how many did so to get out of the lockdowns imposed by governments that acknowledge no limits to their authority. Under threat to livelihood and mental health a lot of people got the jab – like thugs government said “Nice li’l life you got ‘ere. Shame if sumfing ‘appened to it…”

    These are the people Warren thinks we should obey, and those who do not are idiots.

  38. mem Avatar
    mem

    Here’s quite an interesting article on the success or otherwise of COP 26. It is worth reading as it summarizes many of the main predictions made over the past forty years about Climate change with links to the facts. https://dailysceptic.org/2021/11/20/was-cop26-peak-snake-oil/

  39. Franx Avatar
    Franx

    The message needs to get out into the street – not sure how – that there is no real difference between being vaccinated and not vaccinated, at least in terms of contagion. At present, the fallacy that the unvaccinated are contagious is becoming entrenched and causing enormous harm, not just in whether or not to be vaccinated but also in human interrelations where it is not uncommon for family members to refuse to see unvaccinated family members, for parents to refuse to see their adult children. And the same fallacy is reproduced in ever-widening ripples of interrelations. But it’s not true, so it can’t be that difficult to overcome. But how.

  40. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    Please let Austria burn from border to border so that no bastard will ever mention compulsory experimental vaccines ever again

    Germans gotta be Germans.

    What did they say on Yes, Minister about the ‘Euro Card’ (compulsory identification papers for everyone in the European Union)?

    Go to 21:45 here.

    (Don’t know how to open at a specific time on the platform.)

  41. WolfmanOz (just existing in Melb. now) Avatar
    WolfmanOz (just existing in Melb. now)

    In regards to the vaxxed and the unvaxxed this is the best quote I’ve seen . . .

    Why do the protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that didn’t protect the protected in the first place?

  42. Aaron Avatar
    Aaron

    Wolfman,
    Another: I have a 98percent survival rate with Covid and 100percent with the vaccines. If I don’t take one.

  43. incoherent rambler Avatar
    incoherent rambler

    Why do the protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that didn’t protect the protected in the first place?

    Foghorn Leghorn: “It’s the science son, you wouldn’t understand.”

  44. Beertruk Avatar
    Beertruk

    Tom says:
    November 22, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Here you go Tom:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpHuRO1QXgw

  45. Dot Avatar

    Outstanding article by Alexandra Marshall in the Speccie . . . love her work.

    EPIC

    Gunner, is she bit of a babe?

  46. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    DeSantis bill signed in Brandon forces companies to slam brakes on COVID vaccine mandates

    Ha ha. Trump-level trolling.

  47. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    A marvellous piece by Alexandra.

    I would add that the lightweight Morrison lost whatever ticker he had (which wasn’t much) after the bushfire hysteria. He fell for it hook, line and sinker. Since then, all he’s done is take his cues from the progressive left, the MSM and social media….he’s been like a frightened timid mouse, constantly fellating everyone and everything that came before him…..whether it be Covid, national cabinet, SAS, Holgate, Higgins, Porter and so on.

    Morrison’s problem is that he wants to be liked….by his ideological enemies. It’s a fatal character flaw.

  48. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    Sign me up for the next anti-government rally in Melbourne: let’s go, Brandon/Fuck dan Andrews. His arrogance, with the fawning adoration of the bumboy news media (which even this morning is still replaying his weekend denunciation of “extremists”) is so low-rent. By comparison, the American Democrats are amateurs at the divide-and-conquer methodology.

    It’s worth the 100km trip from the country and the CBD parking hassles. I’m also going to encourage other friends who didn’t vote for him to protest.

  49. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Reported today:

    Earlier this year NSW CHO Kerry Chant urged Berejiklian and Hazzard to enforce a nightly curfew for Sydneysiders to “message” the importance of “compliance” with lockdown rules.

    This was not “health advice” but an attempted arbitrary limitation on civil rights by a non-elected official. To her credit Berejiklian did not follow through.

    The health bureaucrats are out of control. BIRM.

  50. Dot Avatar

    Earlier this year NSW CHO Kerry Chant urged Berejiklian and Hazzard to enforce a nightly curfew for Sydneysiders to “message” the importance of “compliance” with lockdown rules.

    This was not “health advice” but an attempted arbitrary limitation on civil rights by a non-elected official. To her credit Berejiklian did not follow through.

    Sack her immediately and strip her of her benefits and pension.

  51. Megan Avatar
    Megan

    Morrison’s problem is that he wants to be liked….by his ideological enemies. It’s a fatal character flaw.

    As you would fully expect as the anointed Heir and Successor of the puffed up cockroach, TurnCoat.

  52. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Companies turn to unvaccinated workers to fight labor shortage

    I was amused by this one.

    Navy Shipbuilder Backpedals On Vaccine Mandate After Flood Of Employees Threaten To Quit (20 Nov)

    A federal subcontractor to the US Navy reversed course over the vaccine mandate this week, and announced that most workers will not longer be required to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

    Employees speculate the suspension came after workers threatened to quit.

    “You’re gonna lose your people,” said Royal. “Not everybody is gonna get it. It’s not worth a lot of people’s money to get injected with something they don’t want.”

    Who knew that highly trained expert welders don’t grow on trees?

  53. Aaron Avatar
    Aaron

    Chant was probably using the “Models”.

    Covasim + Gigo.

  54. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Morrison’s problem is that he wants to be liked…

    I don’t think that’s a driver for him given what we know of his personality (Mathias Cormann confirmed suspicions there).

    His main problem is that he has ambition but lacks convictions (an empty suit; the corporate world is full of them). Therefore he’s a reactive politician rather than one who leads from the front with a vision of what he wants to achieve with power. As a result he’s captive to the daily press cycle and the polls. As we’ve seen with “net zero”, he’ll turn on a dime if he thinks it will give him an electoral advantage with the centre, which is traditionally where elections are won in Australia given our compulsory voting system. This is a problem for a Liberal because the centre has been drifitng leftwards for some time and the more Liberals like Morrison chase it the more they alienate their voter base. Prediction: if he loses next year he’ll leave politics.

  55. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    shatterzzzsays:
    November 22, 2021 at 8:35 am
    Outstanding article by Alexandra Marshall in the Speccie . . . love her work.

    excellent article but I think overly optimistic on what the vote-herd will put up with before demanding change … sure, tens maybe hundreds of thousands turned out last Saturday but millions didn’t and in those millions are the majority when voting counts .. speaking from personal, unclean, experience 2 0f my 4 adult kids think gummints, state & federal, haven’t gone far enuf! .. and would welcome more punishment heaped on the unclean ..
    too date, I haven’t been exiled from Chrissie celebrations with my grandees but that is because it would require personal decision implementing .. if dum parrot-head were to extend the embargo on the unclean two of mine would be, silently, cheering …!

    Heh. Had a family get together in Melb. Out of 10 people, only 1 was vax’d, and none of went to the freedom rally.

    If 500,000 turned up, you can get your ass another 1 mill are with them. The Fascist Hunchback fucking bastard might have a problem.

  56. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Very disturbing to see Carmen Lawrence bob up on last nights 7pm News. Tired old ideologue still a menace to good ideas and governance.

  57. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Razey – I hope you’re right. I found myself in the minority on Saturday night.

  58. Major Elvis Newton Avatar
    Major Elvis Newton

    Warren Brown is like the mind-numbingly dull Oztralian scribbler Peter Hoysted aka “Jack the Insider”, whose endless screeds against the “unvaxxed” betray a mind clearly driven to insanity by their very existence.

    His mental implosion is a delightful sight to behold.

  59. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hundreds of unvaccinated WA Police officers and staff to have their pay cut-off from December 1
    Peter Law and Phil HickeyThe West Australian
    Sun, 21 November 2021 6:00PM
    Comments

    More than 360 unvaccinated WA Police officers and staff will have their pay stopped and face losing their jobs if they refuse to get the COVID jab by the end of the month.

    The fresh warning from Police Commissioner Chris Dawson was attacked by the WA Police Union, which labelled it as a threat to “starve our unvaccinated members into compliance”.

    “Vaccination is a personal choice,” WA Police Union acting president Mick Kelly said.

    We accept the fundamental human right of our members to decide what goes into their bodies.

    “What we don’t accept is the WA Police Force’s heavy-handed treatment of our members based purely on their vaccination status.”

    All police employees must have received at least one dose by December 1 in order to enter a force facility, including police stations and vehicles, and be fully vaccinated by January 1.

    Those caught breaching the direction, issued by Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson, will be fined up to $20,000.

    As of late Thursday, WA Police said 236 police officers and 130 police staff had yet to provide proof of vaccination.

    These numbers include officers and staff that are on leave or for other reasons are yet to provide their vaccination status.

    “It is important to note that police personnel still have time to get vaccinated,” a force spokesman said.

    In a memo to employees last week, Mr Dawson said 95 per cent of the 9500-strong workforce had registered their vaccination status.

  60. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    Confirming what we already knew:

    Dennis Lillee is officially a legend.

  61. Joanna Avatar
    Joanna

    Sign me up for the next anti-government rally in Melbourne

    This Saturday, Tom. 12pm at Parliament.

    It’s the ‘millions march against mandatory vaccination and passports’ rally. There should be more info on Telegram in the next few days.

  62. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    H B Bearsays:
    November 22, 2021 at 10:11 am
    Razey – I hope you’re right. I found myself in the minority on Saturday night.

    Every vax’d person I speak to does NOT support mandates.

    10-15% putting greens, labor, liberal last is going to cause a large change to the political landscape.

    Especially when the lockdowns begin again just a few months before the Vic election.

  63. Mater Avatar
    Mater

    Sign me up for the next anti-government rally in Melbourne: let’s go, Brandon/Fuck dan Andrews.

    See you there, Tom.

  64. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    safe and effective they said

    Covid infection increases still births

    Dr. John Campbell

  65. Damienski Avatar
    Damienski

    Meanwhile, over here in the People’s Fascist State of Sandgroperstan, our Glorious Leader Marx McClown has decreed that volunteer firefighters are required to provide evidence of vaccinations by 31 December. Unless evidence is provided volunteers are excluded from all activities and attendance at the station. Apparently this is for the safety of fellow firefighters and the broader community.

    That’s just cost my local community at least one 20-year veteran (me), and all the skills, experience, training and local knowledge that goes with it.

    Time to push back against this lunacy.

    If I’m OK to fight a fire on 3o December I’m OK to fight another one on 1 January.

  66. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Dennis Lillee should get an award for service to chest hair.

    The hirsute amongst us appreciate it.

  67. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    safe and effective they said

    Maybe Ralph Nader could pen a sequel to Unsafe At Any Speed.

  68. sfw Avatar
    sfw

    Talking with my leftie sister this morning, she stated that 95% of people in hospital for wuflu (in Vic) are unvaccinated. Doesn’t sound right to me, can anyone direct me to where I can find the real figures? Thanks

  69. Bluey Avatar
    Bluey

    Talking with my leftie sister this morning, she stated that 95% of people in hospital for wuflu (in Vic) are unvaccinated. Doesn’t sound right to me, can anyone direct me to where I can find the real figures? Thanks

    Pretty sure jug ears stated they will no longer be releasing those figures sometime in the last couple of month.

  70. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    Blueysays:
    November 22, 2021 at 10:44 am
    Talking with my leftie sister this morning, she stated that 95% of people in hospital for wuflu (in Vic) are unvaccinated. Doesn’t sound right to me, can anyone direct me to where I can find the real figures? Thanks

    Pretty sure jug ears stated they will no longer be releasing those figures sometime in the last couple of month.

    Hunchbacks boyfriend grabs those ears will pumping him in the mouth.

  71. JC Avatar
    JC

    Nice short piece on crypto and monetary economics.

    TheMoneyIllusion/ Scott Sumner

    Why I don’t post on crypto
    Tyler Cowen recently noted that monetary economists don’t have much useful to say about crypto:

    But take [monetary economics] in general — has it had anything interesting to say about crypto developments? I don’t expect it to have predicted crypto, or its price, any more than I expect macroeconomists to have predicted recessions (see Scott Sumner on that one). But surely monetary theory should be able to help us better understand crypto? And its price.

    Money is one of the most ambiguous terms in the English language. What does it mean to say, “Bill Gates has a lot of money”? That he has a fat wallet full of dollar bills? Or a lot of Microsoft stock? The field of “monetary economics” might better be described as the field of “medium of account economics”. Because crypto is not a medium of account, our models are not very useful in explaining changes in its value.

    Some people might say, “Wait a minute, crytpo has many money-like attributes. It is often used as a store of value. Like fiat currency, it has no intrinsic value. Occasionally, it is even used as a medium of exchange.” Yes, all that is true. And any true “theory of money” should have something useful to say about crypto.

    But the field that economists call “monetary theory” is not a theory of money, it’s a theory of the medium of account. And crypto is not a medium of account. Sorry.

    PS. What about stablecoins? Well, we do have models that explain changes in the value of stable coins. Those are the models that explain price inflation (not always very well, but no worse with stablecoins than with other media of exchange.)

  72. Twostix Avatar
    Twostix

    If anyone ever says 95% anything they’re making it up.

  73. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    If I’m OK to fight a fire on 3o December I’m OK to fight another one on 1 January.

    Example #3,456,987 of the cognative dissonance required to sustain this insanity.

  74. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    The Australian this morning has Twiggy Forrest wanting to stop the diesel “subsidy” and spend the money on “green” hydrogen. God help us, but he’s a moron.

  75. Vicki Avatar
    Vicki

    Can I throw my tuppence worth into the Morrison assessment? Loved Roger’s appraisal of M’s pursuit of the media cycle & bad assessment of the All important Centre of the Party.

    Morrison should be given credit for his efficient execution of Abbott’s Stop the Boats policy. But it was downhill after that. My big upset has been his complete lack of understanding of Regional Australia. Unlike other “urban” PMs he always seemed “going through the motions” when visiting the country during the last dreadful Drought. This was repeated during the Bushfire crisis. Had no idea of the terror & psychological damage, let alone the devastation.

    I think Roger is right. He pursues the zeitgeist. Like any good marketer. We bloody deserve more than that in a time of global leadership failure & a threatening China.

  76. rugbyskier Avatar
    rugbyskier

    The Australian this morning has Twiggy Forrest wanting to stop the diesel “subsidy” and spend the money on “green” hydrogen. God help us, but he’s a moron.

    Not a moron but a massive rent-seeker wanting to drain taxpayers of their hard earned. The politicians listening to him are the morons.

  77. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    God help us, but he’s a moron.

    No. He’s a spiv. He intends to make money from subsidies for ‘green’ hydrogen.

  78. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Australian this morning has Twiggy Forrest wanting to stop the diesel “subsidy” and spend the money on “green” hydrogen. God help us, but he’s a moron.

    Be interesting to see the trade in FMC shares.

  79. Vicki Avatar
    Vicki

    Sfw – if this it’s true it defies what is happening in the rest of the world!

    But the most interesting is WA where hospitals are in same crisis as rest of Oz. No Covid there – but vaccination program is full steam ahead.

    Go figure.

  80. John H. Avatar
    John H.

    Rogersays:
    November 22, 2021 at 10:04 am …
    . Prediction: if he loses next year he’ll leave politics.

    If he loses next year will he call that a miracle?

    I’ve never liked Morrison because when he first hit the scene he used the “babble ’em senseless” rhetorical strategy. He would ignore the question and host and just keep rambling on. It was such an obvious cheap trick and it pissed me off.

  81. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    Talking with my leftie sister this morning, she stated that 95% of people in hospital for wuflu (in Vic) are unvaccinated.

    Really? Sounds like they are not much of a threat to the vaccinated if there are not more vaccinated people infected.

    Cool!

    No need for mandates.

  82. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    95% unvaccinated in hospital.
    That’s a no.
    26% fully vaccinated in Vic as of the 19th.
    You can triple that for the one jab group and also remember that they won’t count you as fully vaccinated for about 14-21 days after your jab.
    There’s no doubt that the majority in hospital right now are vaccinated at least once.
    They’re lying, we know they’re lying and they don’t care.

  83. Bruce in WA Avatar
    Bruce in WA

    And so it begins

    There are reports of a “mass casualty incident” after a car ploughed through a Christmas parade at high speed in Wisconsin.

    Local police have described it as a “mass casualty incident”, according to the Waukesha Alerts Twitter account.

    Footage online, taken from the City of Waukesha Facebook page live-stream, showed a red SUV speeding towards the parade, which runs through the city’s downtown area.

    Another video showed the vehicle driving over barricades as shots could be heard.

    A third video showed the Ford Escape barely missing a young girl as it sped past.

    Reporters on the scene said at least 30 people had been injured.

  84. Twostix Avatar
    Twostix

    Re WA the need is to erase any significant non vaccinated group to hide the total failure of the covid ‘vaccinations’ to do anything about ‘stopping the spread’. Before they announce 3+ jabs per year forever for everyone they need everyone hooked and are under serious time pressure as they know when the next ‘wave’ comes it’ll be impossible to hide that 20, 60 or 95% makes no difference at all unless everyone is getting constant jabs, and that unvaccinated people are little worse off than their vaccine dependent junkies.

    It’s that simple.

  85. Twostix Avatar
    Twostix

    Nearly two years and hundreds of billions of dollars of lockdowns later and we don’t have ten covid treatment centres of excellence dotted around Australia and an army of rapidly trained nurses and doctors to staff them.

    Instead nurses and doctors are being fired and bullied.

    Some plague.

  86. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    God help us, but he’s [Twiggy] a moron.

    Fat, ex insto broker. Will say anything if you will write him a cheque.

  87. Bruce in WA Avatar
    Bruce in WA

    I have been emailing my American BIL about the Rittenhouse saga. When he was declared “not guilty”, I sent a positive email. This is what I received in return. (Note: He is a highly intelligent former medico and a staunch Republican who despairs for America.):

    So now that he has been found innocent in a state court the left is gunning up to retry him in federal court. Their goal is to agitate enough unrest that a race war starts, martial law is declared, guns are confiscated, and the Constitution suspended. They are working very hard in a coordinated manner to make this happen. And the military is in their pockets with lap dog generals. Prayers are needed along with courage.

  88. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    THE COMING WAR ON CHINA – FULL DOCUMENTARY | John Pilger Economic Military Power
    Nuclear war is not only imaginable, but planned. The greatest build-up of NATO military forces since the Second World War is under way on the western borders of Russia. On the other side of the world, the rise of China is viewed in Washington as a threat to American dominance.

    To counter this, President Obama announced a ‘pivot to Asia’, which meant that almost two-thirds of all US naval forces would be transferred to Asia and the Pacific, their weapons aimed at China. A policy which has been taken up by his successor Donald Trump, who during his election campaign said “We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country and that’s what they’re doing”.

    Filmed on five possible front-lines across Asia and the Pacific over two years, the story is told in chapters that connect a secret and ‘forgotten’ past to the rapacious actions of great power today and to a resistance, of which little is known in the West.

  89. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    And so it begins …

    Christmas (and Vienna) really gets up the noses of the men of Middle Eastern appearance. It reminds them of failure.

  90. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Science news today.

    Tesla drivers back behind wheel after server problem, Musk says
    Yep, you can’t start your car if the central server is down…

    Sri Lanka ends farm chemical ban as organic drive fails
    Who knew that fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides work?

    UK to probe ‘systematic bias’ in medical devices tech
    Oxygen meters are racist.

  91. Woolfe Avatar
    Woolfe

    From Alex Berenson

    I have checked the underlying dataset myself and this graph is correct. Vaccinated people under 60 are twice as likely to die as unvaccinated people. And overall deaths in Britain are running well above normal.

    I don’t know how to explain this other than vaccine-caused mortality.

    The basic data is available here, download the Excel file and see table 4:

    https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/deathsbyvaccinationstatusengland

  92. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Morrison should be given credit for his efficient execution of Abbott’s Stop the Boats policy.

    Morrison was just the front man, Vicki. It was Abbott’s policy executed efficiently by the military.

  93. areff Avatar
    areff

    If you’re vaccinated and donate blood, will the recipient get a load of nanowrigglers?

  94. Pete of Perth Avatar
    Pete of Perth

    Reluctantly I am getting the 1st jab tomorrow. The rage within is at 11. I have never felt this pissed off.

  95. WolfmanOz (just existing in Melb. now) Avatar

    A marvellous piece by Alexandra.

    I would add that the lightweight Morrison lost whatever ticker he had (which wasn’t much) after the bushfire hysteria. He fell for it hook, line and sinker. Since then, all he’s done is take his cues from the progressive left, the MSM and social media….he’s been like a frightened timid mouse, constantly fellating everyone and everything that came before him…..whether it be Covid, national cabinet, SAS, Holgate, Higgins, Porter and so on.

    Morrison’s problem is that he wants to be liked….by his ideological enemies. It’s a fatal character flaw.

    Nailed it again Cassie !

  96. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Albo accuses SloMo of dog whistling and ends with a dog whistle of his own, “… we know where this can end.”

  97. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    Congratulations to Townsville on being voted Shit City of the Year for 2021! Voters rewarded the North Queensland craphole for its domination of the Shit Town Power Rankings this year with a landslide victory. Here are the final results:

    Townsville, QLD: 44%
    Sydney, NSW: 15%
    Melbourne, VIC: 13%
    Canberra, ACT: 8.5%
    Adelaide, SA: 7.5%
    Perth, WA: 5.5%
    Darwin, NT: 4.5%
    Hobart, TAS: 2%

    Don’t miss next week’s STOA newsletter to vote for Australia’s Shittest State! To vote, join our mailing list here: shittownsofaustralia.substack.com/subscribe

    Not sure where they recommend then…Brisbane?

  98. WolfmanOz (just existing in Melb. now) Avatar

    Outstanding article by Alexandra Marshall in the Speccie . . . love her work.

    excellent article but I think overly optimistic on what the vote-herd will put up with before demanding change … sure, tens maybe hundreds of thousands turned out last Saturday but millions didn’t and in those millions are the majority when voting counts .. speaking from personal, unclean, experience 2 0f my 4 adult kids think gummints, state & federal, haven’t gone far enuf! .. and would welcome more punishment heaped on the unclean ..
    too date, I haven’t been exiled from Chrissie celebrations with my grandees but that is because it would require personal decision implementing .. if dum parrot-head were to extend the embargo on the unclean two of mine would be, silently, cheering …!

    I agree to a point shatterzzz, but I think today’s keyboard generation are not really inclined to go out and protest/march – could be wrong though.

    The last time I marched/protested was way back 40 years ago in my uni days at the protests against apartheid during the 1981 Springbok tour of NZ – the family was living in Auckland at the time.

    A couple of those protest marches way back then were pretty scary with the police very intimidating and looking for a fight but at least they weren’t armed (and willing to shoot) with rubber bullets and pepper spray. You just had to take the risk of truncheons etc and I used to borrow a mate’s motorbike helmet for protection, just in case.

  99. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    A very useful primer on the murderous anti-Christian (and other faiths) ideology of prog-leftism by Mervyn Bendle over at Quadrant Online

    Nothing new for most Cats, I’m sure, but very educational for normies (particularly parents of school aged children) struggling to understand where on earth the powers that be are taking us.

  100. P Avatar
    P

    This abuse directed at @therealrukshan must be called out NOW by the major Political parties esp @DanielAndrewsMP
    https://twitter.com/CraigKellyMP/status/1462586268995317766

  101. flyingduk Avatar
    flyingduk

    Meanwhile, over here in the People’s Fascist State of Sandgroperstan, our Glorious Leader Marx McClown has decreed that volunteer firefighters are required to provide evidence of vaccinations by 31 December. Unless evidence is provided volunteers are excluded from all activities and attendance at the station. Apparently this is for the safety of fellow firefighters and the broader community. That’s just cost my local community at least one 20-year veteran (me), and all the skills, experience, training and local knowledge that goes with it.

    Its coming everywhere, and I am in the same boat. Not only is my 32 year career as a Dr been cancelled already, but my 26 years of volunteer firefighting will go as well. And firefighting isnt just fires – we get called out to vehicle accidents and first response to medical emergencies when the ambulance is delayed. I cant count the number of times I took off my CFS vest and put on my ‘DOCTOR’ one at a serious crash.

  102. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    As a pureblood I’ve had to be tested a surprisingly high number of times over the past few months.
    It has certainly set my mind at rest.
    I was a weeny bit worried about catching that strain of Covid that has no symptoms whatsoever.

  103. Muddy Avatar
    Muddy

    The Castaways – New Evidence Supporting the Rights of the Unborn Child by Sarah Hinze

    The Castaways: New Evidence Supporting the Rights of the Unborn Child examines what happens to souls who attempt to come to the earth but are blocked through abortion. In analyzing collected accounts, a sampling of which are in The Castaways, a surprising picture emerges of what may be happening to the spirits of those aborted–the castaways. If you have lost a child, or are trying to conceive a child, or cannot bear children, this book will provide enlightenment, hope, and healing. You will see that relationships can be eternal and God’s grace can provide rewarding surprises along the way. Hear the voices of the castaways . . . .

    I don’t know about the contents of the book – which I have not read – but I have not come across the term ‘castaways’ before, referring to the aborted.

  104. Pete of Perth Avatar
    Pete of Perth

    Areff.. I am a regular blood donor. I have asked if they test for wuflu antibodies at my last donation. The young lass about to stick in the needle in said she did not know.

  105. Bruce Avatar
    Bruce

    @ Ed case:

    “NewsCorp are gunning for Albo.
    They must have a fresh candidate in the wings.
    But who?

    A red-headed woman with a voice like a chainsaw?

    A Victorian Premier?

  106. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    As expected, there’s one of the local indig ‘leaders’ on the teev up here calling for a state of emergency to be declared in the NT.

    Because of a covid epidemic of 35 cases across four communities, with no deaths and one hospitalisation of a comorbid 78-year-old woman.

    Helpfully, this bloke points out that the outbreak was caused by people living too close together, and that the obvious outcome of any declaration of this type should be more and better housing for everyone, paid for by somebody else.

  107. Gab Avatar
    Gab

    SFW

    They stopped reporting the number in hospital that are vaccinated for obvious reasons.

  108. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    Reluctantly I am getting the 1st jab tomorrow. The rage within is at 11. I have never felt this pissed off.

    you cant hold out for novavax?

  109. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    Another step forward.

    Australia will sign a treaty with the US and Britain on ­Monday formalising access to the ­allies’ nuclear submarine ­secrets under the AUKUS strategic partnership.

    The agreement, to be tabled in parliament, will allow Defence’s nuclear submarine taskforce to commence a detailed assessment of Australia’s submarine options, and open the door for Australian personnel to undergo nuclear training in the US and UK.

    Defence Minister Peter Dutton will sign the “Exchange of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information Agreement” in Canberra with US charge d’affaires Mike Goldman and British high commissioner Vicki Treadell.

    The move follows a determination by US President Joe Biden at the weekend approving the sharing of US nuclear propulsion technology with Australia and Britain for “our mutual defence”.

    Mr Dutton told The Australian the treaty was a key step forward, enabling detailed consultations between Australia and its allies on their closely guarded nuclear submarine technology.

    “This agreement will support Australia in completing the 18 months of intensive and comprehensive examination of the requirements underpinning the delivery of nuclear-powered submarines,” he said.

    “The US and the UK will be able to communicate to Australia naval nuclear propulsion information to determine the optimal pathway to acquire nuclear-­powered submarines for operation by the Royal Australian Navy.

    “With access to the information this agreement delivers, coupled with the decades of naval nuclear-powered experience our UK and US partners have, Australia will also be positioned to be responsible and reliable stewards of this technology.”

    The agreement will be considered by parliament’s joint standing committee on treaties, and will also be subject to domestic consideration in the US and UK. Mr Dutton said Australian personnel would now be able to commence education and training programs in the US and UK to learn “how to safely and effectively build, operate and support ­nuclear-powered submarines”.

    The agreement would also allow Australia to get to work creating the necessary regulatory framework to enable the safe ­development and operation of nuclear propulsion, he said.

    The Australian

  110. Rorschach Avatar
    Rorschach

    Morrison should be given credit for his efficient execution of Abbott’s Stop the Boats policy.

    Nahhh .. Abbott and Angus Campbell managed that one. Morro was just a mouthpiece.

  111. Woolfe Avatar
    Woolfe

    Are ff,
    Nano wrigglers are from the test rammed up your nostril, vaccine just finishes you off.

  112. Chris Avatar
    Chris

    Morning all!
    I see the protests and I want to recapture my country from the political/media class.
    Perhaps the best I have seen is a grassroots uncoordinated campaign to persuade people to put sitting members last.
    Given the ridiculously small margins in most elections it has a lot of leverage.

    But I would like to extend the idea. A local member’s office would probably take evidence of committment to this as a reason to take you seriously. Drop a ream of photocopy paper printed with Sitting Member Last flyers, and offer to letterbox them and pay $100 to Facebook to advertise the message.
    Have we your attention, MLA Karen?

  113. Davey Boy Avatar
    Davey Boy

    some nutcase in an SUV just ran down about 20 people at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
    ffs

  114. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    grace tame explained how she was “sxually abused”

    “If he would pull back, then I would think that to get his attention, I needed to do something sexual, because that’s what he liked,” she explains.

    that’s a new one, abusing someone by ignoring them

  115. Wally Dali Avatar
    Wally Dali

    “I’ve received death threats” is one of the final five distraction squirrels set by the lizard people.
    We should remember that “death threats” are the central theme of jab coercion.

  116. Chris Avatar
    Chris

    Morro was just a mouthpiece.

    When he was next propped up to speak, and supported that slimeball, it was a cruel disappointment.
    No-one at all was backing Tony or even just backing integrity and service.

  117. Davey Boy Avatar
    Davey Boy

    Waukesha is a western suburb of Milwaukee, and about 55 miles north of Kenosha.

  118. Wally Dali Avatar
    Wally Dali

    Pete of Perth-
    Hold out. It’s the beginning of the end. Doorknock around the back doors of main street if you need to find a cash job to tide you over.
    Or, and I’m serious, get to Marybrook and work for me.

  119. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Thanks Top Ender.
    Will they still have to Shanghai jacks to serve in subs?
    Used to be an all volunteer force if my old memory is correct.

  120. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    They stopped reporting the number in hospital that are vaccinated for obvious reasons.

    anyone still believe this has anything to do with our health

  121. flyingduk Avatar
    flyingduk

    Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath says she’s received death threats over government’s COVID-19 position

    Compulsory injection of a dangerous substance is more than a death THREAT – its an attempt

  122. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    “Regardless of your politics and regardless of your views, we’re still all people and to threaten anyone is un-Australian and we’re better than that as Queenslanders,” Mr Crisafulli said.

    but apparently dividing people against each other and forcing experimental genetics on citizens is aussie aussie aussie

  123. mizaris Avatar
    mizaris

    The Australian this morning has Twiggy Forrest wanting to stop the diesel “subsidy” and spend the money on “green” hydrogen. God help us, but he’s a moron.

    Unlike most of us, twiggy can afford to live in a net zero world.

  124. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    We should remember that “death threats” are the central theme of jab coercion.

    Or government. Without the threat of violence and/or death who would take any notice of them?

  125. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Australia will sign a treaty with the US and Britain on ­Monday formalising access to the ­allies’ nuclear submarine ­secrets under the AUKUS strategic partnership.

    Ed?

    Your thoughts, and/or speculation?

  126. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    The Trouble With John Pilger’s The Coming War on China
    The Coming War on China does not engage in lies but it evades the truth so much that it is rendered invisible. (One doesn’t know whether Pilger appreciates his thoughts are often verbatim to what regularly appears in Chinese state television, though he fails to include one single clip from this media instead relying on a montage of American news shows to indicate a warmongering United States.) If, according to Joseph Goebbels, by telling a lie enough times it becomes the truth, then the reverse is also true: by evading the truth enough times it becomes a lie.

  127. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    KD

    Ed?

    Be polite, that’s Mr Ed. Or perhaps we could go around a decade further back, to Francis the Talking Mule?

  128. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    Plibbers seems to be saying that the anti-mandates crowd were violent and the Morro lacks the nads to condemn the violence outright.

    Was there violence?

  129. Chris Avatar
    Chris

    The Australian this morning has Twiggy Forrest wanting to stop the diesel “subsidy” and spend the money on “green” hydrogen. God help us, but he’s a moron.

    Actually its much worse than that. An oligarch is proposing an increase in off-road diesel costs that will crush and shutter marginal miners, leaving his company increased opportunity through weaponised Government.

  130. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    “If he would pull back, then I would think that to get his attention, I needed to do something sexual, because that’s what he liked,” she explains.

    I see you.
    I hear you.
    I believe you.

    Oh wait.

  131. Pedro the Loafer Avatar
    Pedro the Loafer

    Twiggy Forrest is definitely no moron.

    He is as cunning as a shithouse rat and can sniff a government subsidy through a metre of concrete.

    His hydrogen power dream may or may not ever come to fruition, but you can bet London to a brick that Twiggy will not be any poorer whatever the outcome.

  132. OldOzzie Avatar
    OldOzzie

    Vaccinated English adults under 60 are dying at twice the rate of unvaccinated people the same age

    And have been for six months. This chart may seem unbelievable or impossible, but it’s correct, based on weekly data from the British government.

    The brown line represents weekly deaths from all causes of vaccinated people aged 10-59, per 100,000 people.

    The blue line represents weekly deaths from all causes of unvaccinated people per 100,000 in the same age range.

    I have checked the underlying dataset myself and this graph is correct. Vaccinated people under 60 are twice as likely to die as unvaccinated people. And overall deaths in Britain are running well above normal.

    I don’t know how to explain this other than vaccine-caused mortality.

    The basic data is available here, download the Excel file and see table 4:

  133. Winston Smith Avatar

    Wolfman Oz:

    Before the oppressive communist regime fell, the USSR was plagued by months of protests. Hundreds of thousands filled the cities of Soviet satellite nations. Their dictators fronted crowds, expecting to find the same praise and worship that decades of fear had accustomed them to. It was an exercise in delusion. Every civilisation has a tipping point where no amount of authoritarian power can overcome the masses.

    Certainly better said than my attempt.

  134. Dot Avatar

    Looking for a hobby cheaper than lapidary and tabletop gaming.

    So I look into locksmithing…thought I might be able to learn a bit at TAFE…good god that industry is stitched up like the old guilds! NO APPRENTICESHIP = NO COURSE!

    Guess that lock picking is now my new hobby.

  135. areff Avatar
    areff

    Threw out some geriatric fried rice found at the back of the fridge. Look what dropped in to enjoy the backyard bounty: https://ibb.co/RY8s7N8

    Never seen one in these parts before, whatever it is.

  136. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    From Rita’s Twitter.
    This is superb.
    Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) Tweeted:
    No one described lockdown madness with grander eloquence than former UK Supreme Ct Justice Lord Sumption: “We have moral reasons…for not wishing to be like China…now…what began as a public health crisis is…an educational crisis…and social crisis on top of that.” 168/ https://t.co/Li6Mlb9BU7

  137. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    “If he would pull back, then I would think that to get his attention, I needed to do something sexual, because that’s what he liked,” she explains.

    Story of my life, someone else got lucky ..! How come I NEVER, ever met this type of gal ..!
    always got the NO, means NO variety! …. duuuuuuuuuuh!

  138. Dot Avatar

    Zippy you are indeed based and red pilled.

    I suspected as much myself.

  139. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Twiggy Forrest is definitely no moron.

    He is as cunning as a shithouse rat and can sniff a government subsidy through a metre of concrete.

    $3bn in subsidies…sorry, “incentives” on offer just from NSW.

    Guess who was at the announcement?

  140. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    Sorry lots there, scroll down to Nov 19

  141. JC Avatar

    H B Bear says:
    November 22, 2021 at 11:35 am

    God help us, but he’s [Twiggy] a moron.

    Fat, ex insto broker. Will say anything if you will write him a cheque.

    Bear you idiot. He’s worth 14 billion. He’s doesn’t need “a cheque”. He’s a virtue signalling arsehole. That’s why he signed up to the Buffet pledge to give it all away on death. He’s heavily into sainthood. It’s St. Twiggy of Hydrogen when he croaks.

  142. Twostix Avatar
    Twostix

    When they wheel out the death threat set pieces that’s when you know it’s working.

    Recall climate gate.

  143. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Never seen one in these parts before, whatever it is.

    White ibis, aka a bin chicken.

  144. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    some nutcase in an SUV just ran down about 20 people at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
    ffs

    3 suspects in the car.
    Due to the…ahem…appearance of the suspects, it will be memory holed shortly.

  145. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    Threw out some geriatric fried rice found at the back of the fridge. Look what dropped in to enjoy the backyard bounty: https://ibb.co/RY8s7N8
    Never seen one in these parts before, whatever it is.

    Geez, you must live in a great place .. LOL! .. that’s a bin-bird (Isis) we’ve got ’em by the dozen per garden where I am ….. soooooo many of the, bloody, things I’m sorely missing, ye olde garden variety, pidgeons .. LOL!

  146. areff Avatar
    areff

    Thanks, Roger. Seen them in Sydney, but never in my backyard.

  147. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Thanks, Roger. Seen them in Sydney, but never in my backyard.

    Ugly things. Only recently adapted to urban environments (i.e. last few decades).

    Never saw one in Brisbane growing up, by the 2000s they were ubiquitous.

  148. Dot Avatar

    JC

    Check out the last two years of XYO and Chainlink.

    IIRC

    260 times initial investment.

    Oh god…

  149. Twostix Avatar
    Twostix

    They’re shitting themselves these protests are on the cusp of becoming self sustaining and a completely mainstream activity. A summer of dissent with a carnival style relaxed social atmosphere.

    A total antidote to their hegemonic grim reaper State Of Disaster fabricated reality.

  150. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    Meanwhile, over here in the People’s Fascist State of Sandgroperstan, our Glorious Leader Marx McClown has decreed that volunteer firefighters are required to provide evidence of vaccinations by 31 December. Unless evidence is provided volunteers are excluded from all activities and attendance at the station.

    Is there a mandate for unionised paid firefighters?

  151. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    Not sure who’s got this as I download all my stuff but this is a pretty good comedy/drama 6 part offering from BBC Bristol .. Christopher Walken in a lead role 1st time I’ve seen him in along while ..
    … THE OUTLAWS ..
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11646832/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

  152. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    One Nation anti-vaccine mandate bill rejected despite support from five Coalition senators

    only 5 good coalition senators. a sad day.

  153. Dot Avatar

    Thanks, awesome.

  154. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    Guess that lock picking is now my new hobby.

    keep in mind amazon/ebay report your purchases

  155. Razey Avatar
    Razey

    Mrna COVID Vaccines Dramatically Increase Endothelial Inflammatory Markers and ACS Risk as Measured by the PULS Cardiac Test: a Warning

    https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/circ.144.suppl_1.10712

  156. Mater Avatar
    Mater

    Reluctantly I am getting the 1st jab tomorrow. The rage within is at 11. I have never felt this pissed off.

    Pete,
    I was forced into it last week.
    I’m glad your rage is only at 11, you must be a saint. Mine is orders of magnitude higher.

    They took one look at my face, and didn’t even bother asking if I consented. They just stabbed me, after a mechanical spiel about ‘rare’ side effects.

  157. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    One Nation’s anti-Covid vaccination mandate bill has been rejected in the Senate, despite five government senators crossing the floor to support it.

    On Monday morning Liberals Gerard Rennick and Alex Antic, who have threatened to withhold support from government legislation, voted for the bill contradicting the Morrison government’s aged care vaccine mandate and state government public health orders.

    The rebel pair were joined by Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Matt Canavan and Sam McMahon, who has opened a fresh front of dispute with her own government, complaining her territory rights bill to restore legislative power on euthanasia had been bumped from the agenda to make way for the vaccine mandate debate.

    One Nation leader, Pauline Hanson, and senator Malcolm Roberts signalled they supported their bill, but were not allowed to vote in the Senate as both attended parliament remotely from Queensland

  158. Twostix Avatar
    Twostix

    Consider that despite total command and control of all mass communication, from media to social media, these protests are swelling.

    Completely organic. I feel like I’m pretty plugged in to the fringes and only knew about Brisbane because I saw a random post somewhere and then just assumed there would be one in Brisbane to match the others. A text to some others and they were the same and seven of us went 50 -100km kms into the cbd not knowing what to expect.

    Wide eyes all around when we got there.

  159. areff Avatar
    areff

    Parks Victoria’s woke guide to the white ibis:

    ‘sacred to Indigenous communities’

    ‘Due to declines in the quality of their natural habitat and their expanding population size, many ibis have unfortunately begun supplementing their diets from landfill sites, bins and litter’

    ‘their population size has increased leading to greater potential for human-wildlife conflict to occur.’

  160. Ellen of Tasmania Avatar
    Ellen of Tasmania

    “Interview 1675 – The REAL Anthony Fauci with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.”

    The Corbett Report. Really interesting – and disturbing – interview.

    https://www.corbettreport.com/fauci/

  161. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    White ibis, aka a bin chicken.
    A few years ago, one foggy day there was a thump against one of our white garage doors. Mrs Eyrie checked outside to see one groggy looking bin chicken pick itself up and takeoff across the road just missing the roof of the house across the street. It must have thought that the garage door was lighter than surroundings so headed for the “opening”.
    That’ll teach the bastard to fly in marginal VFR.

  162. Twostix Avatar
    Twostix

    One Nation leader, Pauline Hanson, and senator Malcolm Roberts signalled they supported their bill, but were not allowed to vote in the Senate as both attended parliament remotely from Queensland

    What’s this all about then?

  163. Twostix Avatar
    Twostix

    In feel like the anti mandate thing was all theater.

    Say it’s not so Hanson!

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