3,158 thoughts on “Open Thread – Mon 22 Nov 2021”

  1. .France passport vaccine switches so big fat UNVAXXED after Jan 15 if you don’t get the booster.

    Booster shots will become a requirement for a valid health pass, which is needed in France to enter restaurants, cafes, cinemas and museums, among other public venues, Veran said. The pass shows proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test.

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    Véran did however introduce an incentive to get a booster shot. Adults will need one by January 15 for their COVID health passes — which allows access to restaurants, bars and other indoor venues — to remain valid.

    Get that?

    Adults will need one by January 15 for their COVID health passes — which allows access to restaurants, bars and other indoor venues — to remain valid.


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  2. TFM:

    Apparently the biggest crowd might have been 20,000 according to the spokes-catamite for Victoria police who didnt count the numbers…

    I noticed there was a program used to count a previous demo, and it seemed to get it right.
    Anyone know the software used and did they do a count on last weeks?


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  3. Aaron, looking at those worldwide vaccine rates, it’s clear that there won’t be much of a caucasian race left in a few years time. The soon to be monthly (weekly?) boosters will kill or sterilise a significant proportion of the population and then there will be civil war type events that further depopulate these places.

    Asians will take a huge whack too.

    At least beachfront property in Sydney will be cheap – until Uganda invades.


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  4. One wonder what happens to those with adverse effects after the earlier jabs.

    Still need a booster?

    What if there is a buildup and the booster causes more problems in more people?

    This could go anywhere with the health and legal implications.


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  5. Viva Frei on the Project Veritas scandal where biden’s doj raided James O’Keefe’s home because O’Keefe had dealt with but not published biden’s daughter’s diary which had stuff in about biden’s weird relationship with this daughter. The DOJ said it was justified because O’Keefe is not a real journalist (16 minutes).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJiqME0uB5w

    This seems like a set up with the diary probably not real. O’Keefe has been a thorn in the side of the demorats. So far the court is resisting.


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  6. I noticed there was a program used to count a previous demo, and it seemed to get it right.
    Anyone know the software used and did they do a count on last weeks?

    Maybe we just ask everyone who attends to send a ‘I’m here’ SMS to Jacqui’s phone, she can count them, and let us know how many.


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  7. This seems like a set up with the diary probably not real.

    My understanding is that they have had the diary for a significant time and did nothing with it because they couldn’t manage to authenticate it either way.

    I think it was Tim Poole that said: The raid just authenticated the diary.


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  8. Australia will kick start a coronavirus booster shot campaign on Friday in a bid to prevent lockdowns and avoid crippling the nation’s hospitals next winter.

    It’s like playing Russian Roulette with a 6 chamber revolver. Some fell on the first jab, some others had nasty health outcomes. Back for the second jab, once again some more fell and more people acquired permanent injuries.

    Now in for the booster jab, half way through the 6 chamber lottery, with more awareness of the deaths and injuries. Will the hammer fall on another empty chamber this time?


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  9. You know, a lot of what is going on is a confidence game by the governing powers.

    If people can, if they hold out, they’re often rewarded:

    Big 3 Automakers, Unions Agree Not to Require Vaccine, Will Require Masks

    General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler announced Wednesday they will withhold Vaccine mandates for thousands of employees, but will require on-site masking after negotiations with the UAW, according to a joint statement.

    The declaration also encourages unionized workers to report their vaccination status at their own discretion but does not require it. “The Task Force continues to urge all members, coworkers, and their families to get vaccinated and get booster vaccinations against COVID, while understanding that there are personal reasons that may prevent some members from being vaccinated, such as health issues or religious beliefs,” the statement read.



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  10. Old blokesays:
    November 26, 2021 at 3:58 pm
    Australia will kick start a coronavirus booster shot campaign on Friday in a bid to prevent lockdowns and avoid crippling the nation’s hospitals next winter.

    It’s like playing Russian Roulette with a 6 chamber revolver. Some fell on the first jab, some others had nasty health outcomes. Back for the second jab, once again some more fell and more people acquired permanent injuries.

    The dumb fuck government has been told. You cannot vaccinate your way out of a pandemic.

    This is has nothing to do with health. Its about power, control and the WEF new world order.


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  11. This is not idiocy and incompetence in government.
    It is a global coup d’etat, mostly centred on destroying the west, and their little soldiers like Greg Hunt have been funded and put into strategic government position all over the west.

    This has moved out of conspiracy theory territory into the realm of the self-evident.


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  12. Below is the current information available on the Qld govt vaccination mandate:
    (This is 100% of the available facts, as per the hospitality industry delegates to the govt)

    < < < The Queensland Government has announced that from 17 December, unvaccinated people will be unable to attend hospitality venues such as hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants or cafes. This includes patrons and employees.

    The actual details will be outlined in a public health direction (‘direction’) from the Acting Chief Health Officer. A public health direction is made under the Public Health Act 2005 and therefore is made in accordance with a law of Queensland and must be followed.

    The direction has not been released. > > >


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  13. Hmmmmm … this could prove interesting for West Aussie shooters:

    The Firearms Amendment Bill 2021 in Western Australia appears to make it illegal for shooters to reload their own ammunition without a special “Manufacturer’s Licence” – the same licence required by proper armourers and firearms manufacturers.

    Regardless of whether this is an oversight due to complicated legislation written by people who don’t know about guns and/or don’t care, or a deliberate play by anti-gun politicians, it’s completely unacceptable and would devastate the shooting sports and occupational shooting sectors alike.

    Links are here.


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  14. Bespoke

    You asked me why I think we’re about to approach a golden age. I think we’re economically at the gate. Employment is very healthy and save for the debt situation and potentially higher than expected inflation, we will do very well. I think there are incredibly positive breakthroughs on the health science coming our way. I also think that the gerbil warming side will be solved finally through nuclear that could provide incredible amounts of energy and negligible cost for all humanity. The burden will then be to dismantle all this fucking renewball shit polluting the physical world :-). All of it is a disgusting eyesore. Future generations will marvel at our abject stupidity in a proportion of the population believing plastic panels and windmills can provide enough energy to the supply the world.

    I think one of the biggest obstacles we had in the past was central banks not fully understanding how to manage monetary policy and we’re close them finally targeting nominal GDP.

    Big problems such as the southern part of Europe being unable to exist with a hardened Euro has been essentially fixed and monetary policy is much more accommodative, which not only helps the south but it also removes that strait jacket in the north. With this I’m really positive for Europe. As for the US, it’s still majorly Trump’s economy as President Brandon can’t do much to ruin things.

    On the science side impacting the economy, there is a scheduled test for the global consortium the fusion rector test coming in 2024. This sounds like it will work. It could end up being a fucking miracle.

    I know there are detractors here, but I believe the mRNA technology will be used to help solve cancers and there is going to be massive development in this area.

    Monetary policy will remain in accommodation mode and we not going to see another major recession in decades. Interest willgo up, but only in unison with economic activity. I know, big call right? 🙂

    This is anecdotal, I know. My kid is finishing up her MBA and she was offered 4 four jobs in short order. It was similar for her pals doing the same course. There are plentiful jobs in the US.


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  15. Below is the current information available on the Qld govt vaccination mandate:
    (This is 100% of the available facts, as per the hospitality industry delegates to the govt)

    Thank God. Like we’ve all been waiting for QLD’s vax mandate and how it impacts the state’s hospitality industry. It’s a Godsend. Thank you Driller.


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  16. Propaganda Guy is on Twatter dog-whistling for leftists to blame Morrison for an apparent bomb threat at Martin Foley’s electorate office.

    After the stink they caused over the noose, I’m betting they planted it themselves. Just when you though election campaigns couldn’t get any dirtier.


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  17. President Biden eats his Thanksgiving meal …

    You reckon he is at the stage where a nurse has to cut up his food into small pieces and then watch to make sure he doesn’t choke on it?


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  18. Delta Asays:
    November 26, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    But in five years time whatever it is they call them now will also be extremely rude and you’ll be locked up for accidentally calling one whatever that is.

    Quite so.

    When I began working in that field, the medical terminology to describe degrees of intellectual disability included ‘Moron, imbecile and idiot’.

    Even way back then, it seemed very nasty.

    Those are simply words for different [lower] levels of mental ability.

    Words for a range of I.Q. numbers, if you will.

    People here often use those Low I.Q. numbers to call those they dislike, morons, imbeciles & idiots, or come straight out and call someone “the idiot child of …”.

    If it became general practice for people to insult each other with say, “You 60/70/80/sub 100”, those numbers would also soon be ‘seen as’ “very nasty”, banned from official use & even made illegal.

    Banning words meaning “moron” has always been about shaming people into letting morons have power over communities, in order to destroy communities.

    Idiot, imbecile, and moron were, not so long ago, used in a psychological classification system, and each one was assigned to a fairly specific range of abilities.

    Idiots. —Those so defective that the mental development never exceeds that or a normal child of about two years.
    Imbeciles. —Those whose development is higher than that of an idiot, but whose intelligence does not exceed that of a normal child of about seven years.
    Morons. —Those whose mental development is above that of an imbecile, but does not exceed that of a normal child of about twelve years.
    — Edmund Burke Huey, Backward and Feeble-Minded Children, 1912

    … and it doesn’t matter how many words are banned, people will always make new words to say the same things, no matter how many idiots try to end calling a spade a murder weapon that also disposes of the evidence.


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  19. You reckon he is at the stage where a nurse has to cut up his food into small pieces and then watch to make sure he doesn’t choke on it?

    He’d be the life of the sit down meal, right? The liveliest spark in the room.


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  20. ABC Fact Check: Crowd sizes are difficult to estimate, but it’s unlikely Melbourne’s recent COVID rally was ‘the largest ever political rally in Australia
    Paul Bongiorno waffles on
    VicStasi refuses to provide official estimates.
    ABC Fact Check: part of $1.2B/year total writeoff.


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  21. “ABC Fact Check: Crowd sizes are difficult to estimate, but it’s unlikely Melbourne’s recent COVID rally was ‘the largest ever political rally in Australia”

    Their ABC would say that wouldn’t they?

    Paul Bongiorno waffles on

    The same Paul Bungjourno who shared digs with Gerad Ridsdale and never noticed anything.

    VicStasi refuses to provide official estimates.

    Of course it won’t, VicStasi, being Vic Labor’s paramilitary arm, will never ever anger its masters or make them look bad.

    ABC Fact Check: part of $1.2B/year total writeoff.”‘

    We’ve had over eight years of a Coalition government and they’ve done nothing about their ABC. You reap what you sow or what you ignore.


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  22. “Propaganda Guy is on Twatter dog-whistling for leftists to blame Morrison for an apparent bomb threat at Martin Foley’s electorate office.”

    Last week, on the eve of a protest against the Andrews’ government, it was a concocted bullshit story re. Meddick’s weirdo son, the victim of a supposed political attack.

    This week, on the eve of another protest, it’s Martin Foley and an apparent bomb threat.

    Yeah…sure.


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  23. After the stink they caused over the noose, I’m betting they planted it themselves.

    I was thinking the same thing about the noose guy at the march. As the Instapundit says the supply of white supremacists seem quite inadequate to the demands of plod, so inserting a few guys with Ray Bans and some nooses into a march seems not unthinkable.


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  24. JCsays:
    November 26, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Thank God. Like we’ve all been waiting for QLD’s vax mandate and how it impacts the state’s hospitality industry. It’s a Godsend. Thank you Driller.

    What a stupid comment.


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  25. Biden Had ‘Pre-Cancerous’ Polyp Removed During Colonoscopy

    Cancerous arsehole has cancer of the arsehole.

    The creatures outside looked from cancer to man, and from man to cancer, and from cancer to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.


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  26. Driller

    It was a very serious comment, Drills. We’ve all been tongue hanging out on the side of our mouths waiting for the news on the QLD hospitality vax mandate impact. No kidding, we’re all very grateful.

    Hey on a more light note, what’s your guess after to third scotch this evening – aboriginal or military tourette’s? We’re also beginning to see the (Tourette’s) delta variant – Agricultural Tourette’s. That’s begun to creep in during the past few days.


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  27. You didn’t factor in the social unrest happening, JC. I hope it will blows over before something catastrophic like in the past.

    PS: way more than two words ya fruit.


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  28. Employment is very healthy

    That may be so, but how many of these jobs are value adding and not a simple paper shuffling?
    Our company just hired another compliance girl.
    What was IPA estimate of our compliance and regulation “industry”? $180 billion? And I don’t think it’s going down any time soon. Can a country prosper on jobs like this? Genuine question.


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  29. rickw
    I have only scrolled through to 11am, but in my opinion if you are going to use horse paste/pellets you should get, if you don’t already have one, an electronic scales which can measure in the range 0-50g so you can measure out an appropriate dosage based upon your weight and the ivermectin present in the horse med.

    And make up some advance doses for your family to administer if needed.


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  30. Biden Had ‘Pre-Cancerous’ Polyp Removed During Colonoscopy

    Surprising they didn’t find Ron Klain’s hand up there.
    Maybe he goes for strings not gloves though.


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  31. It was a very serious comment

    It is a stupid & childish comment.

    We’ve all been tongue hanging out on the side of our mouths

    for people with your mental state, the tongue lolling out may be normal.

    waiting for the news on the QLD hospitality vax mandate impact.

    Explain why is restricted to hospitality……… GO!
    It affects the lives of all people who may find themselves in Qld.
    Keep in mind the bottom line of the advice, and explain (using as many words as you need to) why the advice is restricted to people in the hospitality industry.

    The direction has not been released.
    (The bolding is theirs, not mine)

    After that beclowning, you are ordered to explain why such govt advice – which is law – would be of no interest to any person reading the cat………..


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  32. That may be so, but how many of these jobs are value adding and not a simple paper shuffling?

    The private sphere doesn’t hire without the intention of adding value or allowing for adding value elsewhere, so yes private sector jobs add value almost all the time. At least that’s the idea.

    Our company just hired another compliance girl.

    I know, I get it. I get what you mean, but outside of banking, broking and insurance compliance isn’t as burdensome. Is it possible that the firm has added another schlep in that area because there’s more business activity?

    What was IPA estimate of our compliance and regulation “industry”? $180 billion? And I don’t think it’s going down any time soon. Can a country prosper on jobs like this? Genuine question.

    It can prosper despite these stupid hurdles. $180 billion is a hurdle but I don’t think is a choke hold as a precursor to being ape raped. Not quite. 🙂


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  33. “He’s pulling your leg by going silent after saying he got the shot.
    Jesus, you’re easy.”

    Had to laugh at that. St Ruth is just gagging for a dead cat but I’m sure Leigh Lowe is just laying low.
    Probably breezed though getting double vaxxed months ago, even before JC.


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  34. That may be so, but how many of these jobs are value adding and not a simple paper shuffling?
    Our company just hired another compliance girl.

    Passing a law saying every business must have a Covid Marshal at the entrance = the govt has just created half a million private sector jobs in Victoria.

    Economic activity! It’s happening!


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  35. Explain why is restricted to hospitality……… GO!

    True, but it’s caused by your incessant narcissistic pubbling and you mentioned the hospitality sector. You posted this in highlight:

    (This is 100% of the available facts, as per the hospitality industry delegates to the govt)

    Drills, you’re a simple creature, consequently I didn’t read any further as I believed it was going to be another bout of narcissistic pubbling. Forgive me, if it’s not pubbling it could only be those like Croc dundeeing, outbacking etc and you did mention hospitality, so naturally I went for the regular narcissism, (or NP for short).

    Let’s start again.. what were you trying to say. I can’t be fucked scrolling back. so just post what you were attempting to convey here?

    It affects the lives of all people who may find themselves in Qld.

    Sure. Even Whitsundays as we’re thinking of heading that way if the weather clears up? Do you know?


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  36. Re some comments earlier this arvo.

    Struth has been more right than wrong about this whole shitshow.

    Most others have been more wrong than right.

    The end.


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  37. IOC medical director Richard Budgett said, “You don’t need to use testosterone [to decide who can compete] at all.” “We really want to make sure that athletes are not pressured or coerced into making a harmful decision about their bodies,” said IOC head of human rights Magali Martowicz.

    What a circus!


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  38. I know, I get it. I get what you mean, but outside of banking, broking and insurance compliance isn’t as burdensome.

    Not so JC, the sum total around our Major Hazardous Facility compliance was A$1M.

    The site was arbitrarily designated one despite only meeting 50% of the volume threshold.

    Then there is the whole bureaucracy monitoring and checking on us.


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  39. Bruce in WAsays:
    November 26, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    There is exactly zero point zero percent chance this is “Unintended”.
    A lot of serious recreational/professional shooters reload their own because otherwise decent ammo (centrefire) is very expensive.

    Next will be an “accidental” tobacco style tax on ammo to ratchet the price to buggery.

    As “accidental” as this one.
    https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/firing-blanks-wa-firearms-community-hamstrung-by-transport-policy-20180704-p4zpgu.html
    “A used firearm say worth $500, to advertise that on the Australian market to sell it to get rid of it out of WA, where before it cost you before $40-$100 to transport it east … it now costs you over $300 to transport it,” he said.

    When announcing the changes, WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson pledged to review the move in 12 months, but firearms industry figures say action needs to be taken now.


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  40. If Covid doesn’t kill us all, imagine when biology ignores “feelings”.

    Wards full of old women with prostate cancer and old men with ovarian cancer.

    I suppose the non- binary get both or neither.


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  41. Blairs law strikes again…

    A meeting of minds: Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe on Indigenous life
    By Mark McKenna

    AUSTRALIA: Country: Future Fire, Future Farming, Bill Gammage & Bruce Pascoe, Thames & Hudson, $21.99

    In early 2020, after the Black Summer fires had incinerated thousands of hectares of forests in south-east NSW, I drove the back roads inland from Eden. It was hard to comprehend the devastation: biologically diverse, dry sclerophyll forests had become charred wastelands overnight. The fires burned with such ferocity that they consumed everything in their path. Hillsides already scarred from woodchip logging were completely bare – you could see the sea from 10 kilometres inland.

    2 frauds fellating each other…


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  42. JCsays:
    November 26, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Good post, JC.

    Amid all the doom and gloom here lately it’s great to read such positivity from an expert in the field.


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  43. I know, I get it. I get what you mean, but outside of banking, broking and insurance compliance isn’t as burdensome.

    Errr…. Not as unburdensome as you might think.

    Ask anybody who worked for Brindabella Airlines back in the day, before CASA really got their claws in.

    And the Rail Regulator here knows how vicious it can be, that it introduced the concept of So Far As Is Reasonably Practical into all its rules and regs and Elements, and all but babysits everyone other than the big commercial players who can afford entire Compliance Departments.


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  44. Today, is Black Friday, which is a shopping extravaganza day with origins in the US. My Dad said to me that in the Australian context, days named as Black refer to catastrophic bush fires rather than hyped up shopping mall experiences. However unintentional, trivialising what is some of the most shocking of human experiences is unfortunate.

    I think Dad’s right, we should remember what Black means to Australians, despite at the moment that other great Australian catastrophe – major flooding – being to the fore.

    (Below is part of a letter I wrote to a very small local paper last year in response to another correspondent attempting to link the 2019-20 bushfires to climate change).

    Australia has suffered major bush fires over many decades, the worst of which occurred in the years 1851, 1926, 1939, 1944, 1967, 1974-75, 1983, 1993-94, 2009, 2019-20 with numerous inquiries enacted to examine the causes and find ways to mitigate the risks.

    The Victorian Stretton Royal Commission of 1939 reports thus, ‘it appeared the whole State of Victoria was alight on [Black] Friday, 13 January 1939,’ while in NSW (from wikipedia), ‘The fires burned from the South Coast across the ranges inland to Bathurst, while Sydney was ringed by fires which entered the outer suburbs, [and fires] raged towards the new capital at Canberra [and] in the Adelaide Hills…’

    The 1939 Royal Commission found that the fires, like in other years, were the result primarily of arson and were due to campfires etc, which were ‘…allowed to burn “under control” as it was falsely and dangerously called.’

    Following the 1943-44 Victorian fires the Second Stretton Royal Commission brought about the Country Fire Authority.

    As with all the most devastating fires, the 1851 Black Thursday fires must have been horrendous. (Wikipedia),’Twelve human lives were lost, along with one million sheep, thousands of cattle and countless native animals.’

    The temperatures, conditions and behaviour of the fires in 1851 mirror the latter disasters. Very dry conditions, extremely high temperatures and an ignition source (whether deliberate, accidental or natural), were the major factors. (From Wikipedia) ‘…the air which blew down from the north resembled the breath of a furnace. A fierce wind arose, gathering strength and velocity…until about noon it blew with the violence of a tornado…wrapp[ing] the whole country in a sheet of flame…By eleven it was about 47 degrees in the shade…The hot north wind was so strong that thick black smoke reached northern Tasmania creating a murky mist…[all] was consumed by the rushing fire leaving a quarter of Victoria in a heap of desolate ruins…The intense heat could be felt 32 klms out to sea where a ship came under burning ember attack…’

    These accounts and others are what a Black Day means in Australia.


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  45. Just an observation but you JC & Beyonce don’t get as many upvotes as Struth, I wonder why?

    Maybe, unlike Struth, I don’t get all the other workers at Baker’s Delight to upvote for me.


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  46. I know, I get it. I get what you mean, but outside of banking, broking and insurance compliance isn’t as burdensome.

    Depends.

    If you are a small startup it can be crippling.

    If you are Bunnings then its great, cripple competition before it starts.

    Basically the biggest tech boom happened because it was unregulated and ignored.
    Now its a huge scale it still ‘booms” but generally through a handful of very large blobs “acquiring” what they see as potential competitors.


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  47. A meeting of minds: Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe on Indigenous life
    By Mark McKenna
    AUSTRALIA: Country: Future Fire, Future Farming, Bill Gammage & Bruce Pascoe, Thames & Hudson, $21.99

    In early 2020, after the Black Summer fires had incinerated thousands of hectares of forests in south-east NSW, I drove the back roads inland from Eden. It was hard to comprehend the devastation: biologically diverse, dry sclerophyll forests had become charred wastelands overnight. The fires burned with such ferocity that they consumed everything in their path. Hillsides already scarred from woodchip logging were completely bare – you could see the sea from 10 kilometres inland.

    2 frauds fellating each other…

    Jennifer Marohasy is a big fan of gammage. Gammage’s thesis is that the 3rd nations deliberately eschewed technological development and chose a more natural life so as to minimise their footprint on nature. Gammage ignores the fact that each of the 3 nations tried to exterminate each other, burnt the whole continent changing it from rainforest to arid and semi-arid vegetation and exterminated the Mega Fauna, the biggest man made animal extinction ever. Gammage is a fucking idiot.


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  48. “Runnybumsays:
    November 26, 2021 at 5:45 pm
    Just an observation but you JC & Beyonce don’t get as many upvotes as Struth, I wonder why?”

    Just an observation but JC generally gets more upvotes than you, I wonder why?


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  49. bespokesays:
    November 26, 2021 at 5:38 pm
    IOC medical director Richard Budgett said, “You don’t need to use testosterone [to decide who can compete] at all.” “We really want to make sure that athletes are not pressured or coerced into making a harmful decision about their bodies,” said IOC head of human rights Magali Martowicz.

    What a circus!

    So human rights are negotiable. What about applying the same logic to the clot shot.


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  50. You Cassie don’t wonder why there may be a conflict of interest between your Premier & his old man being a member of the world bank..
    Doesn’t get any dumber than that.


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  51. UKHSA Efficacy Stats Death Watch: Week 47: still a pandemic of the vaccinated.

    Wow, Dover, won’t the very last graph knock the socks off the pollies and their pet CHOs. If they ever see it (unlikely as I think it will be buried deep by the health weenies) they’ll be soiling their trousers in huge amount.


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  52. Thanks delta…

    Thanks Rickw for that stuff about compliance. One of these days get my email address from you know who and tell me the industry as I’m interested. I don’t dox.:-)


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  53. Scooting over to Wagga for tomorrows march/rally.

    The harvest has been effectively ruined for most of NSW grain growers west of the Newell Hwy and I’m guessing a lot on the eastern side too, given the volume of rain.
    Some northern growers were able to get a lot of their cereals off but only some.
    Down here, hardly anyone had a chance to do much wheat.

    World milling wheat stocks are very tight and about to get tighter.


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  54. Struth has been more right than wrong about this whole shitshow.

    Except that the rest of the free-thinking world (and the Cat) has long moved on to Action.

    Struth is still stuck at Awareness, and now abusing us all because we haven’t kissed his diesel-splashed Blunnies enough for his internet-derived insights…


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  55. The harvest has been effectively ruined for most of NSW grain growers west of the Newell Hwy and I’m guessing a lot on the eastern side too, given the volume of rain.

    This mean a lot of fodder grade grains, or will it be too mouldy/shot to be any good?

    Hope a lot of them had some decent insurance.


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  56. “Runnybumsays:
    November 26, 2021 at 6:03 pm
    You Cassie don’t wonder why there may be a conflict of interest between your Premier & his old man being a member of the world bank..
    Doesn’t get any dumber than that.”

    And what exactly is the conflict of interest Dummybum?


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  57. …outside of banking, broking and insurance compliance isn’t as burdensome.

    This could be written only by someone who has never had to cook for themselves in the tangle of pointless compliance (the Australia dead pair of hands of regulation) that constricts business in Australia.


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  58. PLEASE EITHER GIVE JC & HIS BFFs THEIR OWN DEDICATED THREAD OR BAN THEM FROM THE OT

    JC is the common denominator in all stoushes.
    If he could be muted the thread clogging would end.


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  59. 132andBush says:
    November 26, 2021 at 5:36 pm
    Re some comments earlier this arvo.

    Struth has been more right than wrong about this whole shitshow.

    Most others have been more wrong than right.

    The end.

    I wish it were the end, but the, ‘Relax, all Vacs have some side effects, you’re still better off with these untested Wu Flu Jabs, err, Vacs (that are being tested, on you and kids), than without; trust the Govts, Big Pharma & the Quacks they have over a barrel & between a rock & a hard place, to only be doing the very best for you & yours, whether you want it or not …’, Mobsters, will never quit pushing what it pays them to push.


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  60. I love the way the Queenslanders here are so dismissive and sneering about other states’ premiers yet they say nothing about the grotesque dumb arse who’s currently premier of QLD and who was elected for a third term in another landslide last year.

    I’ll take Perrottet any day over Palaszczuk.


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  61. Cassie have you ever read anything about the evolution of the banking industry?
    I suggest videos like all wars are bankers wars, or the sellout of the USA with Woodrow Wilson in 1913.
    I mostly like your posts but you are a one track poster.
    Now insult me some more please.


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  62. This mean a lot of fodder grade grains, or will it be too mouldy/shot to be any good?

    We had 40mm earlier in the week and got the water cart bogged the week before trying to do a burn off. (Got it out with 200L left in the utes water tank!)

    Great looking crops, but they’re all still in the paddock down our way.


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  63. I’ll take Perrottet any day over Palaszczuk.

    He’s less worser. The Chook would be out of her depth running a tuckshop (despite having the arms for it). Leak’s Chooks have her nailed.


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  64. “kaysee says:
    November 26, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Heart attacks caused by the Covid vaccine.

    ‘They aren’t going to publish their findings, they are concerned about losing research money’
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE-1RN4O18s

    Dr. Aseem Malhotra reveals a cardiology whistleblower found similar results to a new report showing an increase in risk of heart attack following the mRNA COVID vaccine. ‘They aren’t going to publish their findings, they are concerned about losing research money from Big Pharma.’”


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  65. “H B Bearsays:
    November 26, 2021 at 6:24 pm
    I’ll take Perrottet any day over Palaszczuk.

    He’s less worser.”

    Yes, I’m not saying he’s perfect, although as I live in NSW I actually prefer him over Gladys although it isn’t a high bar. However but I don’t think Perrottet is some Soros plant just because his father worked (or still works) for the World Bank.


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  66. PLEASE EITHER GIVE JC & HIS BFFs THEIR OWN DEDICATED THREAD OR BAN THEM FROM THE OT

    Tony, why on earth would you ban JC.

    He has his finger on the pulse of monetary activity and I’m sure there’s more than one Cat who has made a motza from his stock market tips.

    …Ooh, does that make me a bff, to be banned?

    As for the stoushes: scroll if they annoy you.


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  67. Cassie you don’t think there is some influence between father & son?
    Give me a break, the western world is run by bankers,lawyers & politicians & if you can’t see that then yes you are a dumb poster & I was wrong liking your posts.
    I did like the Morrison is an arsehole stuff though.


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  68. “Give me a break, the western world is run by bankers,lawyers & politicians & if you can’t see that then yes you are a dumb poster & I was wrong liking your posts”

    No…I am not a dumb poster.


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  69. Cassie have you ever read anything about the evolution of the banking industry?

    I suggest videos like all wars are bankers wars, or the sellout of the USA with Woodrow Wilson in 1913.

    You mouth breathing imbecile.


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  70. I mostly like your posts but you are a one track poster.

    Pot. Kettle. Black.

    Cassie is one of the most informed and articulate posters on this blog. I am constantly amazed at the extent of her knowledge, and her recall ability. The Cat would be bereft without her input.

    You, OTOH, are very good at abuse, and little else.


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  71. Australian troops and federal police have been deployed to the Solomon Islands amid violent protests that have rocked the Pacific island country.

    There has been rioting and damage to property as angry demonstrators call for the resignation of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare over his recent strengthening of ties with China.

    Chinese officials say they’re “seriously concerned” about attacks on some Chinese citizens and institutions and warned any attempt to interfere with its relationship with the Solomon Islands government is “useless”.

    the borg has spoken


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  72. Gammage’s thesis is that the 3rd nations deliberately eschewed technological development and chose a more natural life so as to minimise their footprint on nature.

    What a fantasist.

    This fabricated nonsense hurts Aborigines. It does not help them.


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  73. Cassie you assumed all of us in Qld support the duck, we don’t, we all in Australia are influenced by the media, not me or many others.
    But the media is influenced & paid for by your banking friends.
    The info about corrupt media & bankers is freely available, go look for it.
    Hey & insult me, that may make you feel better.


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  74. “But the media is influenced & paid for by your banking friends.
    The info about corrupt media & bankers is freely available, go look for it.
    Hey & insult me, that may make you feel better.”

    Oh…gosh, who are my banking friends? I don’t know anyone who works in banking. What are you inferring? These banking conspiracy theories are straight out of League of Rights and Lyndon La Rot booklets.


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  75. Angry Rex, Struth is still only trying to warn people

    About what, Shit Dribbler?

    It’s only the same redigested, recycled memes of agony and woe that have been circulating since forever.

    As I said, the rest of the free-thinking world (including me) have moved on to Doing Something About It. No matter how seemingly insignificant.

    Struth has not. And neither have you, as his sycophant and toady.


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  76. CMD Longtime Lurker says:
    November 26, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    PLEASE EITHER GIVE JC & HIS BFFs THEIR OWN DEDICATED THREAD OR BAN THEM FROM THE OT

    JC is the common denominator in all stoushes.
    If he could be muted the thread clogging would end.

    Driller was suggesting people to scroll past comments one doesn’t like. Follow driller’s suggestion as it’s the only 10% worthwhile comment in a decade.
    Here’s the thing, CMD. I generally am not okay with either stupid comments or stupid commenters. I do accuse moronic commenters of being moronic and moronic comments being moronic and I 98.56% explain why.

    It doesn’t deter you from lurking, so I don’t quite get the point of your complaint.

    Shit is happening and politics etc is a hot chilli subject at the moment. If arguments upset you can I suggest perhaps mummyblog.com where the gals talk about how to suckle a hungry kid and how their hubbies are mean at times.

    I find people who simply lurk and then offer instructions on how others can be more entertaining to them really weird and kind of cowardly. If you’re demanding free entertainment then go watch The Block on free to air. Otherwise you could participate and entertain Bear, who appears sick of playing bingo these days and comes on here to annoy me. 🙂 I love Bear though.


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  77. Ted

    You spend your time here saying nothing worthwhile and oozing sanctimony. Is there any possibility you can improve on your comments or at least get a ghost writer to write them for you?


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  78. The missus tells the Bat Eared Mong has call all the cross-benchers in for a meeting.

    wtf?

    personally if I was a cross-bencher I’d be telling him to stick it fair and square up his arse.

    not meeting with you ya mong

    … guess what I’m gonna do and say next you commie shit-fer-brains


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  79. Otherwise you could participate and entertain Bear, who appears sick of playing bingo these days and comes on here to annoy me. ? I love Bear though.

    Ruh roh.


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  80. When is Dan Andrews being put in gaol for interference with the police process to get his wife off a DUI charge?

    Same time as the SA Attorney General, Josh Teague does for corruptly using SAPOL to silence his critics?


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  81. Delta A says:
    November 26, 2021 at 6:27 pm
    PLEASE EITHER GIVE JC & HIS BFFs THEIR OWN DEDICATED THREAD OR BAN THEM FROM THE OT

    Tony, why on earth would you ban JC.

    He has his finger on the pulse of monetary activity and I’m sure there’s more than one Cat who has made a motza from his stock market tips.

    …Ooh, does that make me a bff, to be banned?

    As for the stoushes: scroll if they annoy you

    Delta A – I asked for them to have their own thread, not banned from the Cat – only from the OT.
    And it takes 2 to tango as they say. His BFFs could just ignore if they want…so it’s the lot of them.

    I too like JC and his posts on general & financial matters – can be very interesting.

    I have a bit of arthritis in my hands and last night I was getting cramps in my scrolling finger.
    Check it out – I gave up after a while & did something else.


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  82. Why would you need to interfere with VicPlod procedures with all those Rob Hulls appointments on the bench?

    I sound like that Kangaroo Court guy. Time for a walk on the ice.


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  83. I asked for them to have their own thread, not banned from the Cat

    Tony, I agree; the stoushing is endless and annoying, and very rarely entertaining. A scrolling challenge – as you point out – for an arthritis sufferer. But Zk2A and Pub Steve are as much to blame as JC… moreso, in fact, because their comebacks are never as witty as his.


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  84. Bernardi and Canavan are discussing medical treatment being withheld from people unvaxxed. Leads me to wonder the worth of keeping Private Medical Insurance if one is unvaxxed, since it seems the medical establishments are writing the rules to ban 10% of the population.


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  85. But Zk2A and Pub Steve are as much to blame as JC… moreso, in fact, because their comebacks are never as witty as his.

    That sounds more like a challenge than a criticism…


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  86. One of the commenters referred to being informed that a doctor (not sure what type) has refused to provide medical treatment/service because of his/her unvaxxed status. Reignite Democracy Australia has put up on its website a letter for people to use in such circumstances.


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  87. CMD Longtime Lurkersays: November 26, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    18 words observing that JC is in all stoushes.

    JCsays: November 26, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Responds by starting a fresh stoush to prove he doesn’t stoush.

    Uh… huh.


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  88. Fat Tony

    Trust me, I’d be fine if the Touretting and narcissistic pubbling could be sent to the tourette’s and narcissistic pubbling thread. I’d also give some serious thought about Hallward Hughes and a couple of other no-hopers. There are about six of the imbeciles.

    How about the imbeciles and morons thread?


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  89. JC is free to lay off the personal abuse.
    (His abuse wouldn’t be tolerated anywhere else.)
    His choice.

    He has no special right to use cheap sarcasm & not be called the same names in return.
    (He seems to not like taking it, apparently that’s not as much fun as giving it)
    His choice.


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  90. Scooting over to Wagga for tomorrows march/rally.

    The harvest has been effectively ruined for most of NSW grain growers west of the Newell Hwy and I’m guessing a lot on the eastern side too, given the volume of rain.
    Some northern growers were able to get a lot of their cereals off but only some.
    Down here, hardly anyone had a chance to do much wheat.

    See you there! Actually, I hope that you are lost in a huge crowd..

    135mm here, but the canola has yet to be windrowed and the wheat is still gree enough to not be harmed. These are later-than-average crops about 1/2 way between Wagga and Albury, so I’m still hoping.
    The most immediate concern is how to get trucks in and out of the paddocks. Had an earthmoving contractor in yesterday for some estimates, but there is no good gravel close to, that can be accessed with things this wet.


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  91. Delta A says:
    November 26, 2021 at 7:14 pm
    I asked for them to have their own thread, not banned from the Cat

    Tony, I agree; the stoushing is endless and annoying, and very rarely entertaining. A scrolling challenge – as you point out – for an arthritis sufferer. But Zk2A and Pub Steve are as much to blame as JC… moreso, in fact, because their comebacks are never as witty as his.

    I agree – but JC needs to lift his game. He is capable of much better…


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  92. He’s less worser.”

    Yes, I’m not saying he’s perfect

    Cassie – He hasn’t booted Matt Kean. That is a big tell. His Covid policies are also childish and ignorant of reality at best, lies at worst (eg we all still have to wear stupid masks in church after 15 Dec).

    As soon as there’s a seasonal rise in cases on the back of depleted immunity after 8 months or so he will go right to water.


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  93. JC says:
    November 26, 2021 at 7:20 pm
    Fat Tony

    Trust me, I’d be fine if the Touretting and narcissistic pubbling could be sent to the tourette’s and narcissistic pubbling thread. I’d also give some serious thought about Hallward Hughes and a couple of other no-hopers. There are about six of the imbeciles.

    How about the imbeciles and morons thread?

    Now that would be a good idea…


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  94. I’ve been accused of being a “one track poster”…….LOL….so I’ve looked back at my comments today and they’re quite varied…I try to be varied most days.

    1. This morning I posted a comment which was about Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s piece in Unherd about how the left want to normalise pedophilia and polygamy.

    2. My second comment was about seeing anti-News Corporation posters plastered on a bus stop here in Paddington…which I tore off with my fingernails. I suspect that this is the beginning of a GetUp campaign here in Wentworth.

    3. This afternoon I posted a comment about how last week it was Meddick’s weirdo sprog claiming to be targeted because of who his father is and how today Martin Foley apparently has received a bomb threat.

    So I think that I’ve been more than a one trick poster today……oh I know, apologies everyone, I haven’t posted anything about……..banking conspiracies. Sorry, but I don’t have any.


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  95. “Bruce of Newcastlesays:
    November 26, 2021 at 7:26 pm
    He’s less worser.”

    Yes, I’m not saying he’s perfect

    Cassie – He hasn’t booted Matt Kean. “

    I know BoN….but at least he’s put Chant back into the box.


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  96. calli says:
    November 26, 2021 at 7:21 pm
    Scrolled the stoush, but enjoyed JC’s upbeat outlook.

    All the best for the intrepid demonstrators tomorrow.

    Hi calli – I’m planning on going to the Toowoomba one tomorrow – been pretty wet around here.
    I’m not really sure on what it will be like – even though I have lived there over 55 years.


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  97. JC needs to lift his game. He is capable of much better

    That remains to be seen.
    Ban who you like.
    If you want to stop stoushing you all know there is only one ban that will do it.


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  98. Bernardi and Canavan are discussing medical treatment being withheld from people unvaxxed. Leads me to wonder the worth of keeping Private Medical Insurance if one is unvaxxed, since it seems the medical establishments are writing the rules to ban 10% of the population.

    Good reason to stop paying tax too….


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  99. I’ve been accused of being a “one track poster”…….LOL….so I’ve looked back at my comments today and they’re quite varied…I try to be varied most days.

    At least you didn’t distract half the Cat into ever-wilder Civil War anecdotes yesterday…

    One of my better ones, I must admit.

    🙂


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  100. Cassie of Sydney says:
    November 26, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Cassie – you’re doing a Lizzie here – are you going to flounce too??
    Just tell them to get fucked and ignore them.


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  101. JC is free to lay off the personal abuse.

    Driller is free to lay off attacking people parents and making racist sledges

    (His abuse wouldn’t be tolerated anywhere else.)

    Racist sledging is actually illegal.

    He has no special right to use cheap sarcasm & not be called the same names in return.

    Driller has no special right to either sledge people families . Also, Driller has no special right to lie as that is a disgusting form of abuse.

    (He seems to not like taking it, apparently that’s not as much fun as giving it)

    Doesn’t worry me in the least. However, the doxing shouldn’t be tolerated.

    His choice.

    No, it’s his choice.

    Question, it’s Friday night. Is Queensland hospitality very quite or hopping busy? I ask because one particular third level hospitality service provider appears to be more interested in lying on a blog and posting general dishonesty. Does anyone know if pubs and restaurants are busy up there?


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  102. If you want to stop stoushing you all know there is only one ban that will do it.

    Yeah, but Bird hasn’t turned up in over a month.

    How is Dover supposed to ban him when he is not around to be banned? Heck, the fruit loop hasn’t even turned up at the Dash Cat since September or October.

    I fear one of my nano-wrigglers has eaten him…


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  103. Reignite Democracy Australia has put up on its website a letter for people to use in such circumstances.

    Thanks BBS, I will check that out, very handy.


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  104. I’m not really sure on what it will be like – even though I have lived there over 55 years.

    You will probably only see violence if the CWA does not provide tea and scones…


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  105. Yet another anecdotal reason to doubt vaccine adverse event reporting.

    Super-fit young woman – she runs up mountains for enjoyment – collapses within 24hrs of her second shot. She’s medically-trained and is in a very good position to state categorically that she had no previous signs of this condition. Has gone from being able to climb 8000m – the equivalent of Everest – in a day, to being hardly able to walk to the mailbox.

    Hospital staff cannot identify any other potential cause, but refuse to report this reaction as a potential vaccine reaction.

    Whistleblowing nurses report that Drs are extremely reluctant to sign VAE reports… doing so is regarded as evidence that you are “anti-vaxx”.

    We cannot trust the statistics.


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  106. Driller is free to lay off attacking people parents and making racist sledges

    Examples of both… now!
    Anytime over the past couple of months will do………. GO!!

    Driller has no special right to lie as that is a disgusting form of abuse.

    You do judge people by your own standards.
    You’re not able to point to even one lie I’ve told.
    You’re squibbing (several times each day) when required to back up a falsified comemnt.

    Seek help. Professional help.


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  107. “Cassie – you’re doing a Lizzie here – are you going to flounce too??”

    What does that mean? And no, I’m not going anywhere. I’m catching up with Lizzie tomorrow night, I wish she’d come back.


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  108. Rex.

    “Lurker” is talking about me, not Bird.
    The lurker appears to be Adonis as I can smell that decaying carcass from a couple of miles away. He tried to have me banned for no reason at all from Zipster’s blog/chat board. I’d actually love to see Adonis back because he does incredibly good face plants. The best in the business.


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  109. Drove through torrential rain to another Port – the Macquarie one. On my way to see rellos at the Qld border.

    Interesting comments today, and chimed oddly but not surprisingly with my day. This morning I was advising some of my (more) elderly friends not to rely on the vaccines or boosters completely – they must look after their general health, particularly weight.

    We are all going to get it, one way or the other.

    They were surprised. In all the deluge of “signalling” not a word of this simple, yet effective countermeasure. It’s as if the very idea of being “healthy” has disappeared.


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  110. Rosie – I also think the masks in “religious services” thing may be due to a certain other religion where the guys are check-by jowl on their faces during prayers. But have to extend the restriction to everyone else too because it wouldn’t do to say that.

    I’d be less annoyed if they actually work, but they don’t. Which always makes me feel like I’m encouraging a lie. But I doubt Perrottet has enough science to know why they don’t.

    I do wear masks because of Mt 17:24-27, that I avoid offending those who also don’t. But it always leaves me annoyed.


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  111. I know BoN….but at least he’s put Chant back into the box

    Cassie, she’s lurking, just like Cat lurkers do.

    And on being a one-trick pony, tell ’em they’re dreaming!


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  112. You’re not able to point to even one lie I’ve told.

    Just one, right. There are many, many others, but just one?
    Defending Marcus Adonis by denying his blatant plagiarism on the other blog is a good straight example and should get you a lifetime ban from every blog in Australia.

    Anyway fuck off and stop talking to me or about me, as Dover wants that to happen.


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  113. I don’t think Perrottet is some Soros plant just because his father worked (or still works) for the World Bank.

    No. NO!

    Don’t you sEe? It’s thousands of years in the making!

    The Knights Templar! Wake up sheeple!!1!!!11!

    Seriously – as with the health department simpleton overlords, some people are using this genuine, genuine covid/vax/mandate nonsense to spout so much shit, to be desperately looked up to as the harbingers of doom that you have to wonder what else they have in their lives.

    Freak-site-scouring insecure worthless dunderheads.


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  114. Cassie of Sydney says:
    November 26, 2021 at 7:39 pm
    “Cassie – you’re doing a Lizzie here – are you going to flounce too??”

    What does that mean? And no, I’m not going anywhere. I’m catching up with Lizzie tomorrow night, I wish she’d come back.

    It means that Lizzie took the shit personal instead of just telling them to get fucked – as I suggested to her.
    You don’t need to explain yourself to wankers – if anything, a hearty get fucked will do.


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  115. This blog started out really well, then as Bird trashed the other one, a few of the usual suspects dribbled in, slumped into the settees and decided that “New Catallaxy” had to have all the same stupid crap as old Catallaxy, and they continued on as if the old one had not been abandoned by it’s owner as events globally prove his libertarian fantasies to be the deluded crap they always were.
    This tiny, tony minority of posters then decided tgst this was their new libertarian clubhouse and began haranguing anyone on the OT, including mild and decent guys like BON if they don’t genuflect to those lame libertarian sacred scripts.
    I reckon the rot that will kill the joint wafted in with them.


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  116. Good reason to stop paying tax too….

    Just got my most recent rates notice. Going to request a re-assessment, now I can’t officially use 90% of the BS services that you provide…..


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  117. Yet another anecdotal reason to doubt vaccine adverse event reporting.

    Between Chantal Uren of WAPOL, your example and the Australian nursing whistleblower reddit page somebody linked to a few months back, I’d say that there is an organisational culture that is a far bigger problem than any mere conspiracist could dream up.

    The problem being, nobody can overcome it. The system is too big and too many egos and careers are too deeply entrenched in this thing, to allow the truth out.

    As unpopular as this will sound (and please Uptick to indicate your utter displeasure at my most unpopular opinion), the only way it can ever be lanced at all is to let it continue to fail. No amount of Struth-speaking or demands that somebody act for us all will achieve anything. We know what is happening. So do they. And we know that they are aware of their system, regardless of how furiously individuals in it may agree with us and desperately desire to do something.

    So we keep rolling our eyes at the official Narrative, we keep going out and demonstrating. We keep up our conscionable acts of quiet, personal resistance and keep looking out for each other. The natural ebb and flow of public opinion will do the rest…


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  118. Defending Marcus Adonis by denying his blatant plagiarism on the other blog is a good straight example

    Has never happened.
    You prepared to bet on this one? How much? Escrowed.

    Serious money. Back your mouth.

    Anyway fuck off and stop talking to me or about me

    that choice is yours.
    You feel you have a right to cheap shot people all day every day without any blowback?
    Dearie me.


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  119. JC, earlier:

    I find people who simply lurk and then offer instructions on how others can be more entertaining to them really weird and kind of cowardly.

    We’re just dancing freaks for the amusement of others.

    ‘Are you not entertained?’
    – Maximus Decimus Meridius


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  120. Arky:

    My guess is “mentally disabled” is now also hate speech.
    Probably call them something like “fabulously cognitive wonderpersons” now.
    But in five years time whatever it is they call them now will also be extremely rude and you’ll be locked up for accidentally calling one whatever that is.

    The soon to be current descriptor will be “Challenge Overcome.”
    See Kurt Schlicter’s latest effort – “Crisis”.


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  121. We have those in Victoria too BoN

    Same principle. If the people in such establishments don’t like masks then the statewide policy would be that no one would wear masks. Which is more likely in a Labor state than a LNP state, since Labor are careful not to annoy one of their important vote sources.


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  122. The soon to be current descriptor will be “Challenge Overcome.”
    See Kurt Schlicter’s latest effort – “Crisis”.

    Ooo! Thanks for the reminder!

    I just got myself a new Kindle (after my last device was purchased some nine years ago and it’s been dead for at least six…). I need to go load up on his series.


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  123. Calling Grace Tame. Grace Tame to the podium, please (the NT News):

    WHEN an Alice Springs mother was burnt to death by her partner her community was left with a single question: “Where was the national outrage?”.

    On Thursday Federal Women’s Safety Minister Senator Anne Ruston described her visit to the Hidden Valley town camp where two weeks earlier a 34-year-old woman was murdered, on November 5.

    Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker revealed the woman was seeking shelter from her violent 36-year-old parner when he poured accelerant over the door and set it alight.

    The 34-year-old woman suffered significant burns, and passed away in hospital two days later. The alleged offender died as a result of the burns seven days later.

    Mr Chalker said only hours earlier she texted her young daughter: “Today your dad is going to kill me. I love you, please don’t cry for me”.

    The lady was hiding in the dunny, or trying to. The house was in the camps, of course.


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  124. “It means that Lizzie took the shit personal instead of just telling them to get fucked – as I suggested to her.
    You don’t need to explain yourself to wankers – if anything, a hearty get fucked will do.”

    I don’t take it personally FT…..certainly not anything Runnybum writes. I’ve only ever taken one thing personally and that was a long time ago. But yes, one should never be too sensitive.


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  125. I reckon the rot that will kill the joint wafted in with them.

    What a debbie downer. Your depressing comments and the way you suppress commenting at your silly threads is what would actually kill a blog.

    You were unable to understand that frightening people from commenting to those thought leader threads of yours was actually 100% libertarian. It’s your property and therefore your rules. Also would end having .001% chance of ever succeeding.

    As for the other blog, stop hallucinating that it was somehow not doing well. It was pulling in at times 30K readers a day. The fact that you didn’t like aspects of how it operated is neither here or there. You didn’t like its libertarian instincts? No one forced you to post there.

    I bet if you started a blog and didn’t hide behind Dover’s coattails , then pretending you owned the place, you would get a single visitor each day. You! Thought leader.


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  126. Bernardi and Canavan are discussing medical treatment being withheld from people unvaxxed.

    Given the quality of care that is being inflicted on everyone, that’s not necessarily a bad thing!

    I’m starting to think the only thing that the medical profession can actually do properly is replace ball joints, clean pipes and patch up holes, gashes and dents in the bodywork and frame.


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  127. Just read the history of the banking industry, it isn’t hard.

    Fuck off with the J-baiting, Dribbler.

    Also, tinfoil is for keeping casseroles moist, sandwiches fresh and model railway folk to make tarpaulins for their little wagons.

    Stop wearing it on your head.


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  128. “WHEN an Alice Springs mother was burnt to death by her partner “

    Ms Tame, along with the always outraged feminist hag squad…….Skanky Keneally, Franky Wong, Plibbers and co won’t be interested because the “partner” isn’t white, isn’t Anglo-Saxon, isn’t a private school boy and isn’t a Liberal voter or staffer.


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  129. Currently in central NSW it is 13 degrees, with wind chill 11C.
    Where is this Global Warming, whoops… I mean Climate Change, that is so much talked about.
    And wet as….. so much for the crops this year, most will now be feed quality only.
    And this Covid madness is all pervasive and making people (i.e. me) even more antsy. I am so over the whole thing.
    Vaccinated – nup, never.


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  130. Has never happened.
    You prepared to bet on this one? How much? Escrowed.

    Okay then maybe I’m wrong, do it now. Tell us just how shocked you were and how the act was unforgivably terrible.

    Go!

    You feel you have a right to cheap shot people all day every day without any blowback?
    Dearie me.

    Nope, I don’t have that right but you’ve never laid a glove. Is the pub busy, Drills? How’s it going on Friday night?


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  131. Just read the history of the banking industry, it isn’t hard.

    Translated:

    ‘I’m not doing quite as well as my inherent genius tells me I should be. Therefore, it is someone else’s fault.’


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  132. Answer the questions.

    Is the American Federal Reserve a private bank?
    Is the Bank of England a private bank?
    Is the Australian federal reserve a private bank?


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  133. Drove through torrential rain to another Port…

    I was wondering where my torrential rain went.
    Forecast 30-60mm.
    So far today 1.8mm.
    If only the BoM’s modelling for short range forecasts was as good
    as the one they use for next century’s climate catastrophe.


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  134. This safe space idea sounds very ‘progressive’ , tell me more.

    It’s wonderful idea. No one’s views should ever be criticized, no one should ever feel pain and hurt and everyone should know that feeling comfortable about the most ridiculous idea or view is more important than being interesting.

    Boring is now the new interesting.


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  135. Answer the questions.

    Is the American Federal Reserve a private bank?

    Does it matter?

    Is the Bank of England a private bank?

    Does it matter?

    Is the Australian federal reserve a private bank?

    Does it matter?


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  136. Is the American Federal Reserve a private bank?
    Is the Bank of England a private bank?
    Is the Australian federal reserve a private bank?

    No you idiot. Whoops I’m sorry. Did I hurt your feeling, Ted?


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  137. Readers of AFL columns, take fright (the Hun):

    The AFL’s leading lady Caroline Wilson has caught Covid in Amsterdam.

    Wilson and her family have all been struck down in the past week in the Netherlands capital, where a new wave has struck.

    Wait, wait. She got better and is ‘resting’:

    The Footy Classified co-host revealed she’d never watched so much television and had cried while watching Titanic again.



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  138. Okay then maybe I’m wrong,

    That is the sound of Mr. “Big Bet” demanding people put up “serious money” as a bet on something, squibbing out of a bet on something he’s long mouthed off about.
    When it came time to show the cards, he folded.

    No choice, he was .. er.. mistaken… all along.

    do it now. Tell us just how shocked you were and how the act was unforgivably terrible.

    No. I’ve never commented, or even acknowledged. I’ve no idea if this event ever happened.
    Your word is hardly credible enough for any sane person to commit themselves to the belief that something actually happened.
    This one posted comment someone may or may not have made, years ago, seems to be an obsession with you.

    This is unhealthy. Get over yourself…. or seek professional therapy.


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  139. And more importantly Shit Dribbler, what is the common thread you, in your brilliantly internet-derived ‘original thinking,’ wish to draw through all three institutions?

    It does not happen to involve a certain Rocky Feller, or someone whose name starts with ‘Roth’ and ends in ‘Child,’ perchance?

    If so, you can take your Protocols and jam them up your arse. And your tinfoil hat, too.


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  140. Ted

    Honest question and this really isn’t like one of those reverse, reverse and reverse insults I now have to do in order to pretend I’m nice to you so that it doesn’t upset snowflakes.

    Tell me honestly, are you reading up at some blog about the Rothschilds. If you are, I beg you, literally beg you to stop as it always ends up at “Jew watch” and become just like Bird.


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  141. This blog started out really well, then as Bird trashed the other one, a few of the usual suspects dribbled in, slumped into the settees and decided that “New Catallaxy” had to have all the same stupid crap as old Catallaxy, and they continued on as if the old one had not been abandoned by it’s owner as events globally prove his libertarian fantasies to be the deluded crap they always were.

    What are you arguing squire?

    To fight to retain our liberties, the default position should be; liberty is bad? That will truly give us liberty?

    To Newspeakian for me. You’re meant to learn from modern Chinese history, not imitate it.

    Can you us how “recent events” (???) at all show us that Nozick, Rand, Mill, Freidman were all wrong?


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  142. Is the American Federal Reserve a private bank?
    Is the Bank of England a private bank?
    Is the Australian federal reserve a private bank?

    No they are not you gullible imbecile.


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  143. The replies to the banking question shows how dumb most here are.
    To explain this system shows how stupid people on this site are.
    Instead of giving me a hard time go do some research, but you will go JC info.
    The banks have been fucking us over for years.


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  144. When it came time to show the cards, he folded.

    No choice, he was .. er.. mistaken… all along.

    Lifting an entire thread, denying it to the end and then walking off was mistaken? Mistaken? FMD. That’s not mistaken, it’s thieving and lying to people!


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  145. In other news, the tap water in Port Mac is so highly chlorinated I can smell it.

    Seems to be a Perth thing at the moment, too.

    Got any empty demineralised water or cordial bottles? If you fill them up from your sink and let them sit for a couple of hours with the lid off, the chloride ions seem to settle sufficently to make it drinkable. Also gives the tapwater time enough to cool down as well… 🙂


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  146. Mistaken? FMD. That’s not mistaken, it’s thieving and lying to people!

    I was being kind. (not want to scare you in this new safe space you’ve lobbied so hard for)

    Okay,,, I’ll go with your version – You were lying.


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  147. The replies to the banking question shows how dumb most here are.
    To explain this system shows how stupid people on this site are.

    So you were trying to talk to us about the perfidy of certain Rocky Fellers and blokes whose names start with ‘Roth’ and end in ‘Child!’

    I take it the Furniture Store had neither time nor patience for your Faulty-esque rantings, and you felt you had to try for a different audience then?


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  148. To fight to retain our liberties, the default position should be; liberty is bad? That will truly give us liberty?

    ..
    You are a libertarian.
    As such you have certain priorities and beliefs that I don’t share.
    In other words, the world we want to arrive at is different.
    That’s fine.
    Accept it. If you want to know what I want and what I believe, I reckon in the many comments and posts I have made over the years it’s all there.


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  149. The banks have been fucking us over for years.

    Remember how I was telling you before that most people (including the Cat) had long moved on from Awareness to Action? I.E. Doing Something About It.

    Here is yet another example, Shit Dribbler. Catch the hell up!

    Now go away and sulk.


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  150. Ted

    Don’t buy into this crap and save yourself.

    Banks are particualrly unique entities because they are highly leveraged and as Dot once eloquently described it, they are uniquely vulnerable to sudden changes in inflation expectations.

    Industrial companies may have perhaps 25% of their working capital as debt. Tech companies almost zero. Banks are perhaps around 12 to 1 leveraged. That is 12 dollars of debt to one of equity. They can go broke very easily relatively speaking.


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  151. Instead of giving me a hard time go do some research

    Telling people to “research it yourself” is not discussion tactic that achieves a helluva lot.

    For a stark example of how effective this lazy tactic is, try using it in a formal team-debate.
    Pro-tip: For the least damage to your case, use this trick only when you’re the third speaker on the rebuttal team.


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  152. Dothead, who owns the US federal reserve, it ain’t the US Government.

    The US government does have the controlling interesting by far. The government owns nearly all the stock and dictates everything about the place. The government controls the board by approving all board members including the chair.

    Stop talking shit.


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  153. ” If you are, I beg you, literally beg you to stop as it always ends up at “Jew watch” and become just like Bird.”

    Many years ago I went to a drasha once (a sermon) given by a rabbi…the rabbi said that anyone who reads the Protocols goes stark raving mad. He was right. You go down a rabbit hole from which you can never get out.


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  154. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure says:
    November 26, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Mistaken? FMD. That’s not mistaken, it’s thieving and lying to people!

    I was being kind. (not want to scare you in this new safe space you’ve lobbied so hard for)

    Okay,,, I’ll go with your version – You were lying.

    LOl. Go away driller. You’re just pathetic and a sociopath.


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  155. We’re All In This Together News (the Hun):

    Disgraced MP Tim Smith has left Melbourne and gone overseas, as the Liberal Party prepares for a potentially damaging by-election in his Kew electorate.

    The Saturday Herald Sun has confirmed Mr Smith, who hasn’t been seen publicly since a trainwreck press conference this month, has quietly slipped out of town.

    Senior Liberals confirmed Mr Smith was overseas and say he is in Britain, where he has a large professional and social network.



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  156. Many years ago I went to a drasha once (a sermon) given by a rabbi…the rabbi said that anyone who reads the Protocols goes stark raving mad. He was right. You go down a rabbit hole from which you can never get out.

    It’s so true.


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  157. Go get a truck

    Errr… No.

    I quite like trucks and most truckies and want them to prosper at their jobs and lives.

    ‘Getting’ a truck for me means something terrible has happened. Something I would much prefer to avoid.


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  158. JC, knowing the USA senate & government has control of the fed makes me feel real comfortable.
    You absolute cunt.

    No one is trying to place you in a safe space, Ted. I was answering your dimwitted question about the ownership of the Fed.

    Have you got to the Rothschilds yet? If so, stop and go to a shrink asap to clear your head.


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  159. LOl. Go away driller

    No.

    You’re just pathetic and a sociopath.

    Understandably you’re smarting at being called & having to fold.

    You’ll get over it.


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