Open Thread – Weekend 4 Dec 2021


The Triumph of Judas Maccabeus, Peter Paul Rubens, 1635

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Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 4, 2021 8:42 pm

That’s harvest finished for the day.
Fifteen degrees with a cold southerly.
The straw is tough with green undergrowth adding to the problem.
Home for a burger & beer.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 4, 2021 8:52 pm

That’s harvest finished for the day.

Not sorry to be out of it all, some days. H1 at $500 a tonne, the last wheat I sold was H1 at $360 a tonne.

shatterzzz
December 4, 2021 9:07 pm

Pretty darn cold:
https://ibb.co/qFhxW2b

Roger
Roger
December 4, 2021 9:08 pm

Let’s not lionise Gorton too much here.

He was on the immoral side of the abortion issue, one of the touchstones of modern politics.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
December 4, 2021 9:10 pm

Finished harvest here today too, Gez, a bit early.
Running low on diesel so sent the young gel truckie into town to refill the tanks.

The poor ol’ chaser bin driver was hot, filthy with dust and worn out after ten hours in the seat, so begged off and went home early.

Boss was sympathetic, young gel truckie and pimple faced header driver jeered.

Roger
Roger
December 4, 2021 9:13 pm

Ian Moss and Mark Lizotte are national treasures.

I gave you a thumbs up there , dot.

Both very gifted – playing guitar and singing to that standard is no mean feat – but also quite humble.

Rabz
December 4, 2021 9:15 pm

Kyno Sephms! 🙂

Rabz
December 4, 2021 9:21 pm

Let’s not lionise Gortoni

err, Rog, no one was.

Mainly because none of were on this planet when the chinese sub picked him up off Cheviot beach, we tells ya. 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 4, 2021 9:22 pm

Boss was sympathetic, young gel truckie and pimple faced header driver jeered.

Some of the younger generation need to learn reverence and respect for their elders – a tire lever, or the toe of your boot are useful tools for instilling such reverence and respect.

Dot
Dot
December 4, 2021 9:22 pm

Opinions please.

Ausbow
Hillbilly bows
The longbow shop

Waited through COVID, thought it was all over last year.

160 lb draw (Hillbilly). That’s insane. A genuine warbow.

Rabz
December 4, 2021 9:27 pm

Opinions please.

You left out “existing in a Kampuchean jungle”, Squire.

That’s my vote. Existing long time with your mates from Phnom Penh.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
December 4, 2021 9:29 pm

Alan Tudge lament.
I once rooted a girl
or should I say she’s rooted me.

Very good.

Roger
Roger
December 4, 2021 9:30 pm

Rabz, what’s the V chord in the key of G?

And can you give me three voicings of this chord on guitar?

Without looking it up.

Believe me, as a guitarist this is more important to know for your long term well being than anything that is likely to be written on the Cat tonight.

Going by what’s usually written on the Cat of a Saturday night, that is.

No disrespect to Cats; it’s about life’s priorities.

As you were.

Rabz
December 4, 2021 9:32 pm

No, Rog.

Why are you such a big fan of chinese collectivists (BIRM), I asks ya?

Rabz
December 4, 2021 9:37 pm

Bluddee hell, Rog – I have no discipline. Not afraid to admit it. That mighty piece of yart remains defiant.

“Try to play me” it says. 😕

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
December 4, 2021 9:39 pm

You guys don’t know what guitar playing is all about.

https://youtu.be/JNEnzNHTkd8

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
December 4, 2021 9:39 pm

Some of the younger generation need to learn reverence and respect for their elders – a tire lever, or the toe of your boot are useful tools for instilling such reverence and respect.

As someone speaking for the ‘younger generation’

I have come to realise over time that the only things that people truly respect are:
1: violence
2: suffering the consequences of their own poor choices

We live in a world where people wish to take on high paying, difficult jobs, then bitch about the fact that they don’t get to take time off when they want, can’t handle the workload, ect…

We have become collectively weaker in western countries by not allowing people to experience the consequences of the actions they choose to take…

rickw
rickw
December 4, 2021 9:40 pm

Such a massive transfer of mortality from the aged to those in the prime of their life will end up exceeding Korea + Vietnam + Afghaniston, if not more.

And when it all blows up they’ll be pleading about how could they have known, they followed the science!

Fucking lying stupid murderous arseholes.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 4, 2021 9:43 pm

Mainly because none of were on this planet when the chinese sub picked him up off Cheviot beach, we tells ya.

Just after that theory became popular, an Australian submarine captain was interviewed on the radio. He was unequivocal – he wouldn’t have taken a submarine anywhere near Cheviot beach that day, and freely admitted that he would take his hat off to any Chinese submariner who did so..

rickw
rickw
December 4, 2021 9:44 pm

Opinions please.

Ausbow
Hillbilly bows
The longbow shop

Check they’ll ship to OZ, I tried to get a longbow 18months ago and ran into a wall of unwillingness.

Rabz
December 4, 2021 9:44 pm

And when it all blows up they’ll be …

Experiencing Ceausescu time™ …

Shortly followed by HOP Time™ … 🙂

Rabz
December 4, 2021 9:48 pm
MatrixTransform
December 4, 2021 9:48 pm

I have come to realise over time that the only things that people truly respect are:
1: violence
2: suffering the consequences of their own poor choices

wise beyond your years, grasshopper

Dot
Dot
December 4, 2021 9:57 pm

Being realistic – 110 – 120 lbs might be the limit.

Winston Smith
December 4, 2021 9:58 pm

OK
Format fail

Dot
Dot
December 4, 2021 9:58 pm

May have been posted before.

https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/over-a-60x-increase-in-serious-adverse

Over a 60x increase in pro sports adverse events since the vaccines rolled out

*It’s climate change, bacon and otherwise completely normal!*

Nope. Basic inferential statistics should blow the narrative out of the water.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
December 4, 2021 10:06 pm

Plasmamortar above having a dig at my post re the youngsters on the harvest.

Tongue in cheek, son. The harvest is only happening here because a schoolboy, a uni student and a retired gold miner have teamed up to help get the crop in.

Nobody from the city job ads for farm workers even bothered to reply, so the neighbours are stepping up.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
December 4, 2021 10:10 pm

Plasmamortar above having a dig at my post re the youngsters on the harvest.

Tongue in cheek, son. The harvest is only happening here because a schoolboy, a uni student and a retired gold miner have teamed up to help get the crop in.

Nobody from the city job ads for farm workers even bothered to reply, so the neighbours are stepping up.

That’s understandable.
I’m making plans to leave outer Sydney myself (it is difficult though, the pay in Sydney is addictive, especially when you have expensive hobbies)
Just trying to convince my other half that we need to get the hell out of the city…

I will leave no matter what, it would be nice to have someone with me though…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 4, 2021 10:12 pm

Nobody from the city job ads for farm workers even bothered to reply, so the neighbours are stepping up.

Everyone has horror stories – one of the ouens interviewed a bloke for a header drivers job back in the day. Showed him the machine.

“Where do I plug my laptop in? I want to be able to update my Facebook page.”

“Don’t ring us – we’ll ring you.”

JC
JC
December 4, 2021 10:15 pm

Black Lives matter.

Stabbings around Columbia University.

Police took Vincent Pinkney, an ex-con and reputed gang member, into custody. He is also being investigated for the stabbing of another tourist — this one from Germany — fewer than 24 hours before Thursday night’s bloodshed, sources said.

Pinkney, 25, is expected to be charged with murder, attempted murder, felony assault, attempted assault and criminal possession of weapon later Friday, police said.

https://nypost.com/2021/12/03/vigil-held-for-slain-columbia-university-grad-student-davide-giri/

Indolent
Indolent
December 4, 2021 10:39 pm
Cassie of Sydney
December 4, 2021 10:52 pm

“However, Los Angeles-based activist and researcher Chad Loder “

You gotta love how the ABC benignly describe Loder as an “activist and researcher”….the truth is that Loder is an Antifa operative who targets people such as Andy Ngo with doxing as well as targeting companies who advertise on conservative platforms such as Fox and the Canadian Millennial Post.

MatrixTransform
December 4, 2021 11:06 pm

DOMAIN LEVEL CENSORSHIP

we got a sneek peek at that a couple of years ago when the psycho in NZ did a spazz
what we saw was domain level censorship in Aust.
It was clumsy and ineffective but they did it anyway.

anybody else noticed how useless lately goggle or DDG searches are for finding what you want?

twostix
twostix
December 4, 2021 11:12 pm

“Where do I plug my laptop in? I want to be able to update my Facebook page.”

“Don’t ring us – we’ll ring you.”

My cousins spend more time shitposting on Facebook from their GPS driven tractors and harvesters than IT losers I work with do.

twostix
twostix
December 4, 2021 11:17 pm

What’s the status in NSW and Victoria of seeing doctors when unvaccinated?

I’ve had multiple reports in QLD that people are being told they’re going to have to be seen in the carpark and most doctors are simply going to ‘choose’ to not see unvaccinated people to avoid ‘getting shutdown’ – was how one described the pressure they’re under to lock us out of the system.

Indolent
Indolent
December 4, 2021 11:22 pm

Last helicopter out of PsyOp

Excellent article with lots of data and links.

Re 2 products currently in development –

The first of these – Novavax – is (for me at least) just another cleverly disguised nanoparticle manipulator. Some telltale signs: it’s Nasdaq quoted – two biggest shareholders, Vanguard and Blackrock; it bleats out in its blurb the standard “Nobody is safe ’til everyone is safe”; and it’s a biotechnology company much admired by Kate Bingham. Oh dear….be very afraid.

twostix
twostix
December 4, 2021 11:26 pm

The first of these – Novavax – is (for me at least) just another cleverly disguised nanoparticle manipulator. Some telltale signs: it’s Nasdaq quoted – two biggest shareholders, Vanguard and Blackrock; it bleats out in its blurb the standard “Nobody is safe ’til everyone is safe”; and it’s a biotechnology company much admired by Kate Bingham. Oh dear….be very afraid.

I get the feeling that in the same way doctoring for 50 years was essentially doling out antibiotics like they’re lollies creating vast new strains of super bugs, doctoring for the next 50 is going to be mRNA and gene drugs that turn people’s immune systems into drug fucked messes.

srr
srr
December 4, 2021 11:47 pm

Dave Cullen
@DaveCullen

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THE STRUGGLE HAS ALWAYS BEEN WORTHWHILE https://www.bitchute.com/video/G3srRwo36V31/

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 4, 2021 11:53 pm

My cousins spend more time shitposting on Facebook from their GPS driven tractors and harvesters than IT losers I work with do.

The things you can get away with on private property…

srr
srr
December 5, 2021 12:12 am

Violating Community Guidelines

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

Dec 3, 2021
Tony Heller
112K subscribers

Because of censorship I no longer can post anything meaningful on YouTube, but you will find my best work moving forwards on other platforms which still support civil rights : https://newtube.app/TonyHeller https://rumble.com/user/tonyheller https://odysee.com/@TonyHeller:c https://superu.net/channel/4ee4e620-fhttps://www.bitchute.com/channel/TiI9

srr
srr
December 5, 2021 12:14 am

Violating Community Guidelines

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

Dec 3, 2021
Tony Heller
112K subscribers

Because of censorship I no longer can post anything meaningful on YouTube, but you will find my best work moving forwards on other platforms which still support civil rights :
[LINKS to his other platforms in the description box of his video]

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
December 5, 2021 12:15 am

Mater, FYI, the government’s chief mouthpiece, Seven news, is reporting in its 6pm bulletin that police estimate today’s crowd at 8-10,000 people — “about half “of the previous week’s attendance

Strikes me as an underestimate, though certainly well down on previous weeks’ numbers. (Thus validating calls to have a hiatus and reconvene when there’s some specific objective to attract people.)
But did the media report numbers from the “counter- protest”? You know, the ones who were going to oppose “fascism” by supporting the government having the power to lock people up indefinitely on the basis of ethnicity or religious or political beliefs?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 5, 2021 12:27 am

Indolent-
thanks a bunch for those few links tonight. There’s some horrific stuff going on in the world right now, and it needs spreading.

Oh come on
Oh come on
December 5, 2021 12:28 am

Went to Elizabeth Quay for the protest and arrived early. A few hundred there, carrying flags and waving home made placards, and a woman speaking inaudibly into a microphone telling us we were good ppl for resisting gummint authoritarianism. I knew that.

Later a march up Barrack St into the Hay St. Mall. A few thousand, I’d guess. Same sort of ppl as last time, mostly working class and middle classs, if you can talk of such a distinction in Oz. All colours and types you can find. Police guiding them. Entirely peaceful. Serious but friendly ppl. I hope Marx McClown takes notice; they aren’t going to support mandates. Ever.

Speaking of psyops – albeit shit WA govt level psyops – did anyone notice the absolutely insane arterial road and freeway closures that caused traffic chaos in Perth this afternoon? I don’t think any official has said this is being done because of the anti-Covid tyranny protests (although maybe they have), but that is why these roads were closed. They were closed during last weekend’s protests, too. 40,000 commuters snared in inexplicably heavy weekend traffic blame the delay on a thousand protesters. Each of the 40,000 commuters whinge about the ‘selfish anti-vax protesters preventing people from getting on with their daily lives’ to 5 other people.

Anyone with half a brain can figure out that these road closures were not ordered out of some logistical necessity caused by 1000 peaceful protesters marching through Perth CBD. It was done by the authorities to engender resentment towards the protesters. This is how they divide us.

MatrixTransform
December 5, 2021 12:28 am
MatrixTransform
December 5, 2021 12:42 am
MatrixTransform
December 5, 2021 12:49 am
HD
HD
December 5, 2021 1:03 am

two stixsays:
December 4, 2021 at 11:17 pm

What’s the status in NSW and Victoria of seeing doctors when unvaccinated?

I heard from a mate the other day. He won’t be allowed into the cancer treatment place across from RPAH for the yearly check up. Been a patient for several years since being treated. Apparently the Specialists are still seeing non-jabbed patients at their private practices but NSW Health doesn’t want the unclean pre-existing patients on site. Not good!

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 5, 2021 1:08 am

Anyone with half a brain can figure out that these road closures were not ordered out of some logistical necessity caused by 1000 peaceful protesters marching through Perth CBD. It was done by the authorities to engender resentment towards the protesters. This is how they divide us.

WeEz HaZ dA PoWaRr, N y0oZ DoN’t!!!1! Says the craven WA.Gov bugman.

And yet Sneakers and all his apparatus, for all their press conference chest-thumping and efforts to flex upon their (now very righteously pissed-off) taxpayers, no longer have the acquiesence or patience of Large or Small Business in WA. Else $185 million packages to reinstate flights into Perth from overseas and frantic campaigns would not be commencing…

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
December 5, 2021 1:42 am

Just a thought regarding protests…
Do the people thinking we should hold off for a while think the politicians/government/WEF scum are going to have a break for a while too?

We have only a very short time before all resistance in Australia is crushed – we can worry about our weekend shit next year if we prevail.

The protests should be constant, on-going and escalating – our enemies are relentless and will crush us as quickly as possible. We have very little time before this turns very ugly.

I spent 3 hours today travelling from home to Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens and back home on the off-chance there would be a protest march today – there wasn’t.

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
December 5, 2021 1:45 am

dover0beach says:
December 5, 2021 at 1:15 am
What’s the status in NSW and Victoria of seeing doctors when unvaccinated?

Entirely up to the doctor. Many are refusing.

What do they expect people to do – just lie down & die?
Add the fact that they’re coming after our children now and this is going to get bad, real bad.

John H.
John H.
December 5, 2021 1:57 am
Tom
Tom
December 5, 2021 4:01 am
calli
calli
December 5, 2021 6:06 am

Stocking filler

Ahahaha!

Thanks Tom. Hard to choose from so much goodness! (The Simpsons one was good too).

Anchor What
Anchor What
December 5, 2021 6:24 am

It’s great to see the New Catallaxy rolling along and looking so good. Tom’s cartoons work better than in the old shaky format, and so many of the good old contributors and commenters remain on-song.
I’ve changed my screen name and will be sparing in commentary, but can’t help but observe that Jo Nova is the must-read blog these days. She is really hitting the home runs, boundaries, sixes.
And no, I am not bird.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 5, 2021 6:34 am

Early. And cold.

The Hun reporting that schoolies at Rye chalked up $40K in damage over the weekend. No cops. A ‘resource shortage’, apparently.

Perhaps if they weren’t all busy doing Covid-related activities. Even though they’ve outsourced some compliance to businesses and whatnot, it’s still a big fuck-off helping of ‘told ya’.

Enquiries with relevant people here indicate that an extremely large proportion of cops have had a gutful of what was described by someone as ‘being private security for the Department of Health’.

We’ll see. Big day coming up.

Anchor What
Anchor What
December 5, 2021 6:44 am

The Americans, at least the ones at Powerline, have noticed that Australia seems to have most states run by idiots and petty tyrants. This story focuses on the detention facility near Darwin NT, but we have seen every state over-react to the virus.
Formerly Freedom-loving Aussies Gone Mad.

Pogria
Pogria
December 5, 2021 6:48 am

What’s the status in NSW and Victoria of seeing doctors when unvaccinated?

Out my way I use the local Medical Centre since my GP retired last year. There have been no problems. They have a QR thing at the entrance and the obligatory bottle of hand sanitiser. No one standing by to police the QR thing.
The Doc I use regularly asked me once only, if I wanted the jab. I said no, he said okay, never asked why. I have seen a couple of the other Docs in the practise also, and not one has asked if I am jabbed or if I want to be jabbed. I believe it’s because they are all Indian, Malaysian, Chinese etc. Nobody has ever been told they cannot be seen. Even the receptionists don’t ask.

132andBush
132andBush
December 5, 2021 7:16 am

calli says:
December 4, 2021 at 4:13 pm

“omni-con”

I think that was coined by srr.

Clever. And accurate.

Accidentally reported the above, sorry.

Indeed spot on, it’s all I’m calling it.

132andBush
132andBush
December 5, 2021 7:17 am

Twostix @ 11:12

My cousins spend more time shitposting on Facebook from their GPS driven tractors and harvesters than IT losers I work with do.

Bloody reprobates.

Mater
December 5, 2021 7:23 am
Vicki
Vicki
December 5, 2021 7:27 am

Re Anchor What on comparison between New Cat & Jo Nova:

I regularly check in with both. Both great blogs . Jo’s site provides excellent reference data. And the Cats – what can I say – clever, prescient commentary. Makes my day. Keeps me sane and hopeful. Thank you.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 5, 2021 7:31 am

Got to hand it to Putin.
While all the US military contractors are getting rich selling hardware off the threat of China, he’ll walk into whatever parts of the Ukraine he doesn’t already control.

srr
srr
December 5, 2021 7:35 am

The View’s Whoopi Goldberg Pro Abortion vs. Vaccine Mandate Rants

HodgeTwins Published December 3, 2021

https://rumble.com/vq6ev2-the-views-whoopi-goldberg-pro-abortion-vs.-vaccine-mandate-rants.html?mref=5f67r&mc=7xi0y

rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 7:38 am

NBC scum getting busted following the Rittenhouse trial jury bus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVd3p9wJJVo

Megan
Megan
December 5, 2021 7:39 am

No problem at my GP clinic. Same situation as described by Pogria at 6.58am. Ditto my cardiologist.

Not all doctors are on board with the oppression.

Vicki
Vicki
December 5, 2021 7:39 am

Re: non vaccinated not being permitted to enter for cancer check up at RPAH – incredible. This is absolute proof that we are living under an authoritarian regime.

Refusing medical attention? I would never have believed it possible in Australia. But there you are. I’m grateful that the rest of the world is calling it our for what it is – at the peak of the global authoritarian reactions – surpassed only by Austria.

Pleased that I at least refused to partake in the farce of “democratic elections” yesterday & told the booth official not to explain anything as I would be “voting” informal as a protest. At least avoided the further insult of a fine.

Mater
December 5, 2021 7:53 am

I regularly check in with both. Both great blogs . Jo’s site provides excellent reference data.

Has Jo Nova awoken from the mass psychosis?
I hope so.
She came on here looking to discredit my data analysis, and promptly disappeared when taken to task.
She’s a champion, and a valuable asset, but like a lot of good people on this site, she wasn’t immune to the Covid nano-wrigglers.

rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 7:58 am

Really rickw, I bought a horse bow from South Korea last year no problem. Had it delivered in less than 2 weeks.

A couple from UK wouldn’t ship to OZ. I can’t remember exactly why, I think it was over length or something. Longbow.

rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 8:08 am

Refusing medical attention? I would never have believed it possible in Australia. But there you are. I’m grateful that the rest of the world is calling it our for what it is – at the peak of the global authoritarian reactions – surpassed only by Austria.

Australia has been a fucking shithole for a long time, they’ve just been lacking an opportunity to demonstrate just how bad it is. You know the joint is fucked when government can seize lawfully acquired private property.

Tom
Tom
December 5, 2021 8:13 am

CHICAGO, IL—In a powerful, emotional moment in the Jussie Smollett trial Thursday, a mirror was brought into the courtroom so Smollett could face his attackers for the first time since he was beaten up on the streets of Chicago.

Smollett demanded to face his attackers to help him overcome the pain and trauma of the assault, and the judge obliged. He signaled for a bailiff, who brought in a tall mirror and held it up to Smollett. The actor wept as he looked his attackers right in the eye, facing them man to man.

RTWT

local oaf
December 5, 2021 8:14 am

Formerly Freedom-loving Aussies Gone Mad.

I don’t think our “love of freedom” was what the rest of the world thought it was.

We just had freedom all this time as a result of our cultural heritage, sacrifices of previous generations and geographical isolation. Most of us may have taken it as something that would always be there.

Australians never had to stand up against their own governments oppressing them before, many don’t seem to even realise what’s happening to them now.

Aaron
Aaron
December 5, 2021 8:16 am

Covid Australia: TGA approves ­Pfizer vaccine for 5-11 year olds.

Very depressing.

Even more so when the dubious are castigated.

Indolent
Indolent
December 5, 2021 8:21 am

Fauci: ‘We Really Want to Flood the System With Testing’; 200-500 Million Tests Per Month

— launching new family vaccination clinics to make it easier for children, parents, and entire families to get vaccinated in one place;

Let’s make it a family outing, shall we.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 5, 2021 8:24 am

5-11 year olds.
Let the segregation begin.
No school for you junior extremist fascist.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 5, 2021 8:28 am

Only bad parents won’t vaccinate their kids.
Remove those kids from harm.
The state loves you little children.

Gab
Gab
December 5, 2021 8:38 am

<blockquote
Covid Australia: TGA approves ­Pfizer vaccine for 5-11 year olds.

It is provisionally approved meaning it’s not approved because it is still experimental waiting for mid to long term safety data.

But yeah, let’s inject young children with this unsafe drug.

Vicki
Vicki
December 5, 2021 8:49 am

“It is provisionally approved meaning it’s not approved because it is still experimental….”

It’s amazing how they obscure this fact. Most people don’t even understand the approval procedures.

The only official justification that I have seen is the argument that “millions” of doses across the globe is a test that is adequate, and the adverse reactions are minute. This is in spite of the “normal” rules that would have any medication immediately curtailed with a fraction of such reactions.

P
P
December 5, 2021 8:50 am

European Union Debates Reconstituting Nazi Medical Policy With Mandatory Medical Procedures and Abolishing Nuremberg Code
December 4, 2021 | Sundance

Mr. Heiko von der Leyen organizes the scientific experiments, and then his wife Ursula advocates for forced vaccinations for all citizens within the European Union; and the removal of the prohibitive Nuremberg Code. This would be a twisted and sick plot within a science fiction movie; however, it is very real.

Mater
December 5, 2021 8:51 am

It is provisionally approved meaning it’s not approved because it is still experimental waiting for mid to long term safety data.

But yeah, let’s inject young children with this unsafe drug.

Just so there is no doubting this statement, here is a quote and a reference:

“However, as there are limited safety data, full registration of the vaccine will only be given after extended safety monitoring, which will take several years”

Australian National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)

Vicki
Vicki
December 5, 2021 8:53 am

“You know the joint is fucked when government can seize lawfully acquired private property.”

And that sure went through to the keeper. How many Australians are aware of that?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
December 5, 2021 8:53 am

Andrews admits mistakes, but declares Victoria’s pandemic response a ‘triumph’

“It’s a triumph in terms of what government in partnership with the community can do,” he said on the Socially Democratic podcast hosted by former Labor campaigner Stephen Donnelly. “We’ve got some people who just can’t find it in themselves to say ‘well done’…

The Premier claimed his government was doing more to drive up living standards through policy reform than any government since Bob Hawke’s in the 1980s, arguing state governments are now the centre of power in Australia’s frayed federation.

Even the Age can’t swallow it: “Victoria’s pandemic performance has statistically been the worst in Australia…

Victoria: the Lucky State.
No, really.

Tom
Tom
December 5, 2021 9:03 am

Hooray! Rita Panahi is back on Sky Outsiders. Boo! It’s the last show of the year.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 5, 2021 9:08 am

“We’ve got some people who just can’t find it in themselves to say ‘well done’…

He’s not right in the head.
“Some people”are sane.

Cassie of Sydney
December 5, 2021 9:25 am

Further to yesterday’s discussion about Claire Lehmann. Firstly, I stopped reading Quillette over a year ago, I found myself disliking the style or the format of the online publication, the pieces were too long and rambling and the whole tone was wishy-washy. There are much better online mags…such as Spiked, Unherd, The Critic and our very own Quadrant. Secondly, I saw Claire in person about three years ago, in late 2018, at a CIS event here in Sydney and I found her rather wishy-washy, particularly when asked about big tech censorship. Lehmann came out with the bog line “well, if people don’t like it, they can set up their own tech companies”. Now, I knew at the time that this view was a crock of crap. This was after the bit tech censorship of Alex Jones and others on the right. You don’t have to like Alex Jones to understand that the mass coordinated censorship of him back in August 2018 was insidious and set a dangerous precedent. I expected someone who supposedly cares about free speech to make a firm statement in favour of free speech and against big tech censorship. She didn’t. And then we all witnessed what happened with Trump, Parler et al at the beginning of this year.

Thirdly, and the main reason why she and her publication left a bad taste in my mouth is that after Andy Ngo was savagely beaten in Portland by Antifa scum back in mid 2019 (he sustained serious injuries), Ngo was working at the time for Quillette. However the progressive rumour mill on the MSM and on social media sewers peddled lies that Ngo was in league with the left’s favourite “boogeymen”….the Proud Boys (not that there’s anything wrong with that). He wasn’t and isn’t. However, both Lehmann and Quillette allowed themselves to be intimidated by progressive scum and they dropped him like a hot potato.

Lehmann is no culture war warrior……..she’s a culture war wimp.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
December 5, 2021 9:35 am

Anchor What
There is nothing petty about the tyrannies meted out by those megalomaniac morons.

Cassie of Sydney
December 5, 2021 9:41 am

Clover Moore, queen of the cult “Clover Moore” has been re-elected her in Sydney, yesterday her devotees were out in force for the council elections, I walked along Oxford Street and I observed them up close and I thought to myself they these people are no different to creepy Scientologists, especially those who run around and control Clearwater Florida. Clover is Sydney L Ron Hubbard, she’ll be there until she dies. Depressing…and the vote for the Marxist Greens in my ward was depressingly high, hugely wealthy people voting Green.

Twostix
Twostix
December 5, 2021 9:43 am

The only official justification that I have seen is the argument that “millions” of doses across the globe is a test that is adequate

I’ve said before that by this “standard” asbestos dust is perfectly safe.

MatrixTransform
December 5, 2021 9:43 am

she’s a culture war wimp.

a vapid bint

and that digital-rag is thinly veiled activism

The mode is:
– pick a topic de jour
– author calls themselves an expert
– frame polemic and proclaim to be not-left
– starting from right lane, slowly meander all over the road
– drift lefter and lefter
– finally park that truck on the left
– conclude by summarizing that left is actually right
– meander like you mean it

Cassie of Sydney
December 5, 2021 9:46 am

“a vapid bint”

Correct

and that digital-rag is thinly veiled activism”

Correct.

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 9:52 am

The first of these – Novavax – is (for me at least) just another cleverly disguised nanoparticle manipulator.

…if things are manipulated down to the molecular level..

The technology is apparently the same as the Hepatitis B vaccine. I have had that (for secco work I never actually started) and I had no problem.

If it has a problem I want to know. None of this “Oooh, might be” stuff. I want to be fully informed. I don’t want to have to sift through more sand to get to the gold.

If Covaxin gets approved everywhere, it will get a NASDAQ listing too, most likely.

“It’s listed on NASDAQ, it must be bad”

Come on guys. You say that as you type on a laptop or phone with more processing power than the Apollo 11 mission?

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 9:53 am

Lehmann is no culture war warrior……..she’s a culture war wimp.

Did you mean…SIMP?

Helen
Helen
December 5, 2021 9:57 am

any one got a good link to ivermectin where I can pay by CC? Payunpal is blocking my o/s payment because I have to prove who I am or some such and I cant get past the first page which is address – technically I dont have a street address, but if I put in the address which is that of my account and of my ccs, it seems computer says no.

I have pour on but want the tabs.

Zipster
December 5, 2021 10:00 am

any one got a good link to ivermectin where I can pay by CC?

genericsaustralia dot net, will be blocked first time. CBA will ask if its a fraud, replying no, will unblock second time. mileage with different banks will vary.
or you can try indiamart

shatterzzz
December 5, 2021 10:01 am

Pleased that I at least refused to partake in the farce of “democratic elections” yesterday & told the booth official not to explain anything as I would be “voting” informal as a protest. At least avoided the further insult of a fine.

I used my black marker to doodle on both ballots .. LOL!
Won’t matter tho, this is Fairfield, NSW .. they know who is in long before the voting .. havin, a choice, elections are just for show in this Labor fiefdom ..!

rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 10:03 am

Status update:

Everyone fine, little bloke now officially off home detention, missus one mor day to go, me 3 more days because unvaxxed.

School came forward with some interesting information: Infected kid was in school for a couple of days amongst his 20 classmates. Out of that exposure, three kids tested positive including the little bloke.

3/20 = 15%

Looks terribly like the Ruby Princess ratio of 19% despite being a much smaller data set.

There is no science in this festival of horseshit. Every single fucking scientist and politician involved with this needs Nuremberg 2.0.

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 10:04 am

JC as Bane.

Rickw as Ichabod Crane.

rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 10:06 am

any one got a good link to ivermectin where I can pay by CC?

Horseland.

https://www.horseland.com.au/virbac-eraquell-worm-pellets/

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 5, 2021 10:06 am

Cassie

and the vote for the Marxist Greens in my ward was depressingly high, hugely wealthy people voting Green.

Been said before, but worth saying again. Only the rich can afford to be socialists (and the Slime are simply extreme socialists).

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 10:06 am

Oh great, banks are now doctors.

A cleaner gave me shit the other day for being a super straight pureblood, I pretty much told him to fuck off.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 5, 2021 10:08 am

Depressing…and the vote for the Marxist Greens in my ward was depressingly high, hugely wealthy people voting Green.

Unsurprising.
Hugely Wealthy people fund the Greens, they’re the Exclusive Brethren among the political Parties.
The Greens never saw a Vaccine they didn’t want to Mandate for everybody at the point of a gun, either.

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 10:11 am

I am not even worried enough to get the Mr Ed treatment. 30% of the population have natural immunity!

Vaccination may be necessary to get out of here. If I can get a better, thus far unapproved vaccine and leave before all States get Dan Andrews like powers to defy God himself (unlikely, but Caesaropapism is the ultimate logical conclusion of this…), then my small compromise is worth it.

Not the same as a beer for a jab – or a fun size Mars Bar for each time you are sodomised.

rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 10:14 am

It’s a triumph in terms of what government in partnership with the community can do

A partnership so good that it requires a militarised police force beating the fuck out of the community and employers threatening to terminate them.

The Bat Eared Mong is one sick fucker.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
December 5, 2021 10:15 am

(Nine?) News on the radio here in central Victoriastan reporting some 30 or so Covid infections, with some in hospital and one on a ventilator, from the Melbourne rally last weekend. Really?? As if any genuine freedom protester who became sick would blame it on the rally? Sounds to me like dictator Dan’s media advisors are spreading fake news to justify the new draconian crackdown that is coming on the 17th December. Political and MSM scum!

rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 10:16 am

JC as Bane.

Rickw as Ichabod Crane.

Trying to start a stoush?! See you on the dedicated stoushing thread! 🙂

rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 10:17 am

30% of the population have natural immunity!

Ruby Princess says 80%!

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
December 5, 2021 10:17 am

Helen, hubby did our online order and like Zipster, he had a callback from NAB asking about the overseas transaction, two different interrogators involved and a bit of gobbledygook about “are you ordering something illegal?” He hung up expecting that the transaction would be blocked but it wasn’t, we tracked the package from Bombay to Hong Kong to Sydney where it sat for a week, but it turned up here in perfect condition. We did not use Paypal, used international banking online from our own account.
US friends unvaxed recently holidayed in Mexico and caught covid, they treated themselves with these same packs plus Vits C and D, their home covid tests were positive but turned negative after 4 to 5 days. They knew they were “under the weather” and one had a temp, and tired, but now all recovered.

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 5, 2021 10:20 am

It’s a triumph in terms of what government in partnership with the community can do

I haven’t scrolled up.
Is this something about the glories of the DDR?

rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 10:22 am

Is this something about the glories of the DDR?

Yep.

shatterzzz
December 5, 2021 10:24 am

Do Council elections matter ..?
I don’t know about other LGAs but I do know that out here in Fairfield, NSW the top 3 employee jerbs (money & hierarchy) are all held, and have been for over a decade, by folk who don’t and have never lived in the Fairfield LGA .. these positions pay between $250 000 & $550 000 a year so you’d really expect that such well paid, influenced, input into running Fairfield would inspire more confidence if those that make the, crucial, decisions were spending their leisure time experiencing those, same decisions ….
I know we have an “elected” Council to I, assume, provide input and oversight but it isn’t quite as personal as having “skin in the game” especially in a Labor fiefdom (thru ALL levels of gummint!) where troughin’ is a much more important consideration than the interests of the small-folk ..

Indolent
Indolent
December 5, 2021 10:30 am

“It’s listed on NASDAQ, it must be bad”

His point wasn’t that it was listed on NASDAQ, it was that the top two shareholders are Vanguard and Blackrock, the same two companies that own pretty much everything and are at the top of the pyramid of those running this whole scam, plus climate change plus whatever else they’re doing to enslave us.

Indolent
Indolent
December 5, 2021 10:39 am

30% of the population have natural immunity!

Ruby Princess says 80%!

Unfortunately, its had, not necessarily have. We don’t know the effect the vaccines are having on natural immunity.

Bluey
Bluey
December 5, 2021 10:39 am

His point wasn’t that it was listed on NASDAQ, it was that the top two shareholders are Vanguard and Blackrock, the same two companies that own pretty much everything and are at the top of the pyramid of those running this whole scam, plus climate change plus whatever else they’re doing to enslave us.

Those two companies have a finger in pretty much every pie in the world, so I’m not sure that’s a point against a relatively small company. Oh the other hand it also gives them more leverage over such a company.
If you start seeing conspiracy around every tree, well, you’ll never see anything as safe.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 5, 2021 10:45 am

It’s a triumph in terms of what government in partnership with the community can do

Is this something about the glories of the DDR?

I liked DDR stamps. Maybe Dan can issue some Victorian stamps in commemoration of his awesomeness. The KGB knew a lot about partnershipping: ‘dear prole, you will now be partnershipped in the glorious service of the Soviet state, whereby you will starve and work yourself to death in partnership with our Marxist-Leninist enlightenment’.

Roger
Roger
December 5, 2021 10:52 am

5 days ago: Palaszczuk warns QLDers Omicron could be more dangerous than Delta.

Today: QLD vax rates have jumped amidst fears of Omicron.

Recently: British scientists apologise for using fear to promote compliance, admit it was unethical.

custard
custard
December 5, 2021 10:57 am

rickw

Thanks for the link re:Ivermectin

Peeps should be careful as I note the tabs treat a horse up to 700kg

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 5, 2021 11:00 am

His point wasn’t that it was listed on NASDAQ, it was that the top two shareholders are Vanguard and Blackrock, the same two companies that own pretty much everything and are at the top of the pyramid of those running this whole scam, plus climate change plus whatever else they’re doing to enslave us.

Some truth in that.

Go woke, go broke? Americans don’t care for corporate activism (2 Dec, via Don Surber)

A new warning to woke CEOs: Americans don’t want corporations meddling in divisive political issues, and they perceive such activism as phony pandering. There’s also a huge gap between what consumers believe about woke activism compared with out-of-touch executives, according to a study conducted by the Brunswick Group, a management firm.

Brunswick found 63 percent of corporate executives “agree unequivocally that companies should speak out on social issues,” but a mere 36 percent of voters agree. Corporate brass also has “a highly inflated sense of how effective corporate communication has been on social issues compared to voters.”

An overwhelming 74 percent of business executives think corporate activism is effective, compared with just 39 percent of voters.

Increasingly the CEOs and corporate executives think they know better than their unwashed recalcitrant customers. Unfortunately for those ineffable people not only are they wrong about that but they’re also wrong about all their pet progressive doctrines like Covid vaccination, global warming, racism, qwertyism and hell, which is where they’re rapidly going.

custard
custard
December 5, 2021 11:01 am

Interesting though, iPad wouldn’t allow me to progress to checkout.
Jumped on desktop and order went straight through.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
December 5, 2021 11:02 am

Mak S, I wonder if the reports of a central-Victorian breakout after last week’s march is intended to put a damper on Ballarat’s one today. Any covid story I hear from official sources now has me looking for an agenda.

Would have liked to make a day trip of it in support but family commitments…

Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
December 5, 2021 11:05 am

custard says:
December 5, 2021 at 10:57 am

Peeps should be careful as I note the tabs treat a horse up to 700kg

Always good to scale the dosage by body weight. Just like they do for the 5-year-olds’ covid jabs, right?

JC
JC
December 5, 2021 11:07 am

Increasingly the CEOs and corporate executives think they know better than their unwashed recalcitrant customers. Unfortunately for those ineffable people not only are they wrong about that but they’re also wrong about all their pet progressive doctrines like Covid vaccination, global warming, racism, qwertyism and hell, which is where they’re rapidly going.

FMD, you’re a hallucinating fool. The most successful US firms are the most woke. Which one is going broke of these? Google, Facebook, Blackrock? These are these examples of the wokeiest firms in the US and the among the most successful. You’re totally blind to reality.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
December 5, 2021 11:07 am

BoN do you want my stamp collection? It’s been sadly neglected since I got my Commodore 64, but it’s still at Mum’s.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 5, 2021 11:09 am

Palaszczuk warns QLDers Omicron could be more dangerous than Delta.

The hysteria is interesting. Omicron isn’t living up to their hopes though.

Researchers: Omicron Possibly Picked up Common Cold Virus (Newsmax, 4 Dec)

It looks like a duck, acts like a duck, has the genetics of a duck, but will head your head off if you don’t socially isolate and wear a face nappy.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 5, 2021 11:11 am

Eat your head off is what I meant to write. Omicron is worse than Ebola, TB and AIDS all rolled together. It’ll also give you the sniffles.

areff
areff
December 5, 2021 11:16 am

N.K. Players: The reason for emphasising alleged covid infections arising from protests is pretty simple.

1/ Give demos a bad name (but don’t mention the thousands who will be at the MCG today to celebrate the demons’ grand final win)

2/ Bring the new Pandemic legislation to bear on protests, effectively banning them while unleashing the Riot Squad and its plastic bullets.

This is Victoria. Every public institution, from courts to cops to public health, has been corrupted. The only solution is to leave.

Roger
Roger
December 5, 2021 11:17 am

The hysteria is interesting. Omicron isn’t living up to their hopes though.

Reality was overtaken by fear some time in 2020, Bruce.

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 5, 2021 11:20 am

An overwhelming 74 percent of business executives think corporate activism is effective …

I should imagine that number be approaching zero if they had Berkshire-Hathaway sized investors suing them for failing to enhance shareholder value.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 5, 2021 11:20 am

BoN do you want my stamp collection? It’s been sadly neglected since I got my Commodore 64, but it’s still at Mum’s.

Nelson – Mine’s at my dads. I sold my C64, and eventually also sold my SX64, which I wrote my PhD thesis on. That may’ve been a unique event in the universe. Neat bit of kit for the time.

Strange things happen sometimes. One day as a kid we were driving along the Princess Hwy somewhere south of Ulladulla, and my dad spotted a derelict sawmill near the road. So we stopped and wandered around it. It had a tiny office shack, about 3 by 2m. We went inside and found the whole floor was covered in old envelopes. Glorious range of early Australian stamps: many 1s Lyrebirds and a whole bunch of various Georges. We took a barrow load of them and we kids steamed off the stamps and swapped them to great effect. That same trip we dropped into the Bega cheese factory, and bought a 2 kilo block which we shaved off and ate all the way to Sydney. Road trips can be totally awesome sometimes.

Roger
Roger
December 5, 2021 11:21 am

The ABC: TGA provisionally approves Pfizer for 5-11 year olds.

“Head of the TGA, Professor John Skerritt, said the vaccine had been extensively tested in children with no safety concerns arising.

“There were no safety signals, as we call them, no safety problems identified in those trials,” he said.”

So why is the approval only provisional?

Did the ABC journalist care to ask that question? It seems not.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
December 5, 2021 11:21 am

All true, Areff, but the ‘regional’ aspect is the added twist ahead of today.

Roger
Roger
December 5, 2021 11:24 am

BoN do you want my stamp collection? It’s been sadly neglected since I got my Commodore 64, but it’s still at Mum’s.

That reminds me…I must dig out my train set.

It got packed away when I discovered girls.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
December 5, 2021 11:26 am

Great stuff, BoN. Closest I got to an SX-64 was drooling over them at my local Kmart. Still using my ’87 IBM Model M keyboard at home, but. Lack of a Windows key is the only issue, but I can work around that.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 5, 2021 11:27 am

There was method in my madness of doing a 400 page thesis on a SX64. Not dot matrix either, that was verboten. I had to buy a daisywheel printer and a wordprocessor that would let me swap daisywheels mid sentence (for the Greek character set). The primary reason was that our faculty of the premier university in Australia didn’t get their first PC until about two months before I had to submit my thesis. So it was wordprocess it on my Commodore, which I bought with my own tiny supply of money worked for in the mines (literally), or do it on a typewriter. Such are prestigious universities.

/rant

Eyrie
Eyrie
December 5, 2021 11:31 am

We don’t know the effect the vaccines are having on natural immunity.
They remove it and replace with a narrow immunity to the variant that the vax was designed for.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
December 5, 2021 11:33 am

Never tried word-processing on my 64. Kudos for enduring the 40×25 display (or did you run Geos?). It would be hard going back to those days, but I could probably still find my way around WordStar…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 5, 2021 11:33 am

Oops, correction it was only 257 pages. I just looked. Felt like four hundred.

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 5, 2021 11:35 am
Roger
Roger
December 5, 2021 11:35 am

Oops, correction it was only 257 pages. I just looked. Felt like four hundred.

I bet it did!

local oaf
December 5, 2021 11:39 am

any one got a good link to ivermectin where I can pay by CC?

https://www.ziverdokit.store/

I tried this, but the whole process was so Kafka-esque that I still don’t know if I actually managed to order any. You are probably dealing with people who don’t really understand English so all communication is seemingly translated out of the original Sanskrit.

You can get Eraquell easily from eBay, no questions asked.

Eyrie
Eyrie
December 5, 2021 11:41 am

Interesting though, iPad wouldn’t allow me to progress to checkout.
Jumped on desktop and order went straight through.

My old iPad mini refuses to connect to this blog either on the home WiFi network which is via Internode or the Telstra wireless net. So it is an Apple problem. The battery is dying anyway and the aviation data/navigation programs are now available for Android, fully featured, so it will be replaced by an Android tablet.
Apple is a cult.
Apple is overpriced shit. Glitzy looking stuff that isn’t all that durable and operates not nearly as well as they claim.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 5, 2021 11:41 am

Nelson – Somehow I found a wordprocessor on cartridge which would do what I needed. Bought it from the States. It worked great, although with all the daisywhel changes is took 23 hours to print out my thesis draft. Even then I made heaps of errors, which my nice supervisor and markers corrected for me.

Even in my first full time job we still had a typing pool. A couple years later we started to get PCs and the typists were all fired, sadly. They were nice and patient ladies. I think Wordstar was my first work wordprocessor and I loved it until Word started to take over. Learned all the control-shift keystrokes fluently.

The SX64 was wonderful because I could take it to the uni lab and type while the experiments were stewing on the bench. Protolaptop! The tiny colour screen was amazing, although I suspect I did bad things to my eyesight.

rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 11:43 am

TGA provisionally approves Pfizer for 5-11 year olds.

This is the vaccine that FIOA released FDA provisional approval documents show killed 1,223 of those it was administered to in the first trial. Roughly 3.0% of the 40,000 participants. Pfizer, true to their usual immorality and incompetence also seems to have monkeyed with the participants, 60% women, clearly even at this stage the knew it was more dangerous for men.

Are the TGA incompetent or complicit?

Eyrie
Eyrie
December 5, 2021 11:44 am

Even in my first full time job we still had a typing pool. A couple years later we started to get PCs and the typists were all fired, sadly. They were nice and patient ladies.

Knew a bloke who used to work for TRW in LA. They did the same thing so they then had engineers doing their own typing and then hired a bunch of network maintenance engineers. Hmmm.

custard
custard
December 5, 2021 11:49 am

Eyrie
My desktop is the latest Mac27 and my IPad is this year’s model. So I don’t understand what the problem was.

Apple is a cult: fact check true!

JC
JC
December 5, 2021 11:58 am

Custard

So what computer brand is superior? Anything Microsoft has a patch update almost everyday and if you don’t run anti-virus your system ends up being infected.

For 15 years I’ve run everything with Apple and have parallels to support microtheft software and never an issue with malware or a virus.

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 12:00 pm

For 15 years I’ve run everything with Apple and have parallels to support microtheft software and never an issue with malware or a virus.

Even for Excel? Excel and VBA stop Microsoft being a complete joke.

local oaf
December 5, 2021 12:03 pm

Mak Siccar says:
December 5, 2021 at 10:15 am

(Nine?) News on the radio here in central Victoriastan reporting some 30 or so Covid infections, with some in hospital and one on a ventilator, from the Melbourne rally last weekend. Really??

If most people at the march were carrying mobile phones, wouldn’t the government know exactly who had been there? If market research companies can access data like that, naturally governments will be doing it.

How about comparisons with 100,000 other people who were at various other outdoor activities, how many of them got the virus? Maybe fewer, but maybe more. Why aren’t they providing that data for comparison?

EvilElvis
EvilElvis
December 5, 2021 12:06 pm

Peeps should be careful as I note the tabs treat a horse up to 700kg

Haha, I just had a mental image of a few old, Catallaxy crackers in a dark basement under swinging light, ‘cutting’ the latest batch of tabs into edible portions.

Who’s going to don the trenchcoat and sell the stuff?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 5, 2021 12:10 pm

Excel and VBA stop Microsoft being a complete joke.

Dot – Seconded. I loved Excel and could make the universe sing using VBA macros. Previously had to use 123 and 2020 (betcha you haven’t heard of the latter) when we used to say to managers we should get Excel. Colour graphs and text! Luxury! I made a customer happy once when I visualized his drill cores by linking a vast Excel spreadsheet with a Powerpoint map graphic so he could point and click his drill hole locations on the geo’s map. All easy these days, but it was novel then and he liked it. Dunno why but VBA clicked for me much better and more fluently than the C++ macros they went to.

Btw I used to have an Amiga Sidecar. That is seriously anal.

shatterzzz
December 5, 2021 12:11 pm

BoN do you want my stamp collection? It’s been sadly neglected since I got my Commodore 64, but it’s still at Mum’s.
This is a worry! .. I still collect stamps … LOL!
Originally started with Grandees & a, future, nest egg in mind but as time has worn on and technology/computing has, basically, killed the money making side of the hobby the collection has grown soooo big (we’re not just talking Oz decimal & pre decimal, complete!)) but some, what should have been, very expensive thematic albums (including, what may be, the largest collection of TITANIC stamps in the, bloody, world! .. and take my word for it ! .. there is NO such thing as a cheap TITANIC stamp, adding O/S postage available .. duuuh!) I find even tho I know I’m still wasting money I keep going ……. duuuuuuuh!

C.L.
C.L.
December 5, 2021 12:14 pm

Bye-bye, Heston Russell.

However, ABC Investigations has obtained evidence that Mr Russell sold explicit images via OnlyFans just weeks later, charging $US60 ($94 at the time) on Anzac Day last year for a picture of himself holding his erect penis.

Roger
Roger
December 5, 2021 12:16 pm

Are the TGA incompetent or complicit?

The TGA takes its cues from the US FDA.

The only reason it seems to exist is because it’s expected that a sovereign nation will have its own drug approval authority. Most of its work is just rubber stamping testing done overseas.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 5, 2021 12:17 pm

…never an issue with malware or a virus

As long has you don’t dip your laptop in other peoples networks then you are probably pretty safe.
When you start plugging into whatever is around, that’s when the trouble starts.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 5, 2021 12:19 pm

Mak Siccar says:
December 5, 2021 at 10:15 am

(Nine?) News on the radio here in central Victoriastan reporting some 30 or so Covid infections, with some in hospital and one on a ventilator, from the Melbourne rally last weekend. Really??

It wasn’t one rally but the recent three.
That’s twenty one days and in that time Victoria has had over 25,000 cases.
30 of these were people who attended the protest.
That is 0.12% of recorded cases.
Bullshit narrative only for the extremely thick.

custard
custard
December 5, 2021 12:21 pm

JC

All of my devices are Apple. I like them. I’m part of the cult.

Cassie of Sydney
December 5, 2021 12:24 pm

“C.L.says:
December 5, 2021 at 12:14 pm
Bye-bye, Heston Russell.

However, ABC Investigations has obtained evidence that Mr Russell sold explicit images via OnlyFans just weeks later, charging $US60 ($94 at the time) on Anzac Day last year for a picture of himself holding his erect penis.”

I remain utterly gobsmacked that someone could do such a thing.

Muddy
Muddy
December 5, 2021 12:24 pm

Pemulwuy – The Rainbow Warrior. By: Eric Willmot

This epic novel is a captivating story, based on true events, which every Australian should read.

‘This is more than a novel, more than a story, it is the Big Bang: where the idea of Australia starts.’ Stan Grant

This is the story of one of Australia’s first true heroes, Pemulwuy. A proud and feared Aboriginal warrior, Pemulwuy leads an uncompromising twelve-year war against British colonial oppression and makes the supreme sacrifice in order to guide his people to safety.

Many histories of Australia start with the First Fleet and the hard times the colonists had with the climate and unruly convicts. Very few mention what really happened, or the blood that was spilled in the wars rarely spoken of. Pemulwuy, a Bidjigal man, unites the neighbouring peoples, runaway convicts, bushrangers and an escaped African known as Black Caesar, in a guerilla war that pushes the invading English to the brink.

This novel was conceived out of Pemulwuy’s legend and the historical events between 1788 and 1802.
It is a story that all Australians should know.

About the Author
Dr Eric Willmot AM was for many years an authority on the life and times of Pemulwuy. He wrote the novel, Pemulwuy: The Rainbow Warrior, which was a landmark publication, a best seller, and has been included in secondary and tertiary education curricula across Australia.

A visionary and a dreamer, a scholar, educator inventor and engineer, Eric was born in Queensland and spent his childhood on an island (Crib Island) which no longer exists. He spent his youth as a drover, working in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. At the age of 20, Eric was seriously injured in a rodeo accident and spent a year in hospital. During that period he studied for his matriculation, won a scholarship, and attended the University of Newcastle, where he took his first degree in science.

He became increasingly interested in indigenous education, which he viewed as the most important and intriguing part of Australian education. In 1980, he found that there were less than 100 university graduates of indigenous descent in Australia. Eric is known in Australian Aboriginal society as the main architect of the national education program begun in 1979, which aimed to produce 1000 graduates by 1990. In 1990 that program had produced 1800 graduates and transformed the society significantly.

Eric was also an engineer and prolific inventor. During his lifetime, Eric held over 90 international patents. These covered a range of technology from a continuously variable ratio transmission system to a helical skewer. In 1981 Eric was named Australian Inventor of the Year, and twice won the Medaille d’Or Genève of the Salon des Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland.

He died in 2019.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 5, 2021 12:26 pm

Just thinking:
Rather than have these Marches with no stated purpose, no order of business, followed by speakers mostly talking gibberish,
why not have Marches calling for a Moratorium on Covid Vaccinations?
It’s been done before and
theories on the origin, infectiousness and spread of Covid/19 are even stupider
than the Domino Theory, so why not?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 5, 2021 12:28 pm

And no, I am not bird.

No, you are not. 🙂

C.L.
C.L.
December 5, 2021 12:28 pm

Russell has embarrassed a lot of people who were eager to help defend the SAS.
They will no longer have confidence his version of the truth in Afghanistan should be believed.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 5, 2021 12:29 pm

It’s been done before and
theories on the origin, infectiousness and spread of Covid/19 are even stupider
than the Domino Theory, so why not?

Go back to bed, Grigory.

And stop wasting the Cats’ Sunday with your Gypsum-fuelled stupidity.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 5, 2021 12:32 pm

Russell has embarrassed a lot of people who were eager to help defend the SAS.
They will no longer have confidence his version of the truth in Afghanistan should be believed.

Wow- Their ABC certainly has an interesting response when called out for journalistic bastardry, eh?

Muddy
Muddy
December 5, 2021 12:32 pm

Bye-bye, Heston Russell.

Admittedly, it doesn’t take much to confuse me these days, but the Heston Russell I saw being interviewed a month or two ago, did not look like the bloke featured in the ABCess website.

ABCess Investigations.
Yep.

Cassie of Sydney
December 5, 2021 12:32 pm

“CNN fires Chris Cuomo over brother scandal
CNN says it has hired a law firm to investigate his involvement in the defence of his brother, former NY governor Andrew Cuomo.”

Nice, very nice.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 5, 2021 12:32 pm

Heston Russell appears to have been an AstroTurfed Political figure, so hats off to the ABC, it’s not all bad.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 5, 2021 12:33 pm

Green jerbs.

Study: Recreational cannabis legalization increases employment in counties with dispensaries (3 Dec)

Someone should tell Albo this, so he can include it in his latest employment plan. Could make a lot of people…happy.

Muddy
Muddy
December 5, 2021 12:33 pm

Is Heston Russell’s dad also named Heston?

Cassie of Sydney
December 5, 2021 12:33 pm

“C.L.says:
December 5, 2021 at 12:28 pm
Russell has embarrassed a lot of people who were eager to help defend the SAS.
They will no longer have confidence his version of the truth in Afghanistan should be believed.”

I do recall that Andrew Hastie wasn’t very complimentary about Russell.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 5, 2021 12:34 pm

Had Wordstar on a Commodore 64 via a plug in cartridge on the back. Then moved over the an IBM compatible. Eventually to a Mac and stayed there ever since.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 5, 2021 12:35 pm

Heston Russell appears to have been an AstroTurfed Political figure, so hats off to the ABC, it’s not all bad.

Fuck off Grigory.

Mater
December 5, 2021 12:35 pm

Russell has embarrassed a lot of people who were eager to help defend the SAS.
They will no longer have confidence his version of the truth in Afghanistan should be believed.

I have been trying to warn people (albeit subtly) for a number of years, to stand clear of the issue, and let it resolve itself.
Murky waters lie that way.

I’ll leave it at that, and comment no further.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 5, 2021 12:35 pm

This epic novel is a captivating story, based on true events, which every Australian should read.

Camp Of The Saints?

Diogenes
Diogenes
December 5, 2021 12:38 pm

Even in my first full time job we still had a typing pool.

my first ever program to go into production was hand written onto coding sheets and typed onto punch cards by the lovely ladies in the ‘pool’. Then they rolled out the 3270 terminals.
, 1 per ‘pod’ of 4, then 1 per pair then 1 each, over the period of 3 months. I scored a 3279 capable of dsplaying 4 colours as I was in group that did a lot of work creating graphs using GDDM.

JC
JC
December 5, 2021 12:38 pm

Dot says:
December 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm

For 15 years I’ve run everything with Apple and have parallels to support microtheft software and never an issue with malware or a virus.

Even for Excel? Excel and VBA stop Microsoft being a complete joke.

Dot, I have a charting system that operates only through Microtheft and therefore I need Parallels- which allows Microtheft to work on an Apple. There’s a fucking patch or update coming through almost every freaking day. I know this because I have to load the charting system every time and it’s annoyingly frequent. On the other hand, there’s relatively little updating for Apple products. I have Excel&Word for Apple and no issue.

Roger
Roger
December 5, 2021 12:38 pm

Their ABC certainly has an interesting response when called out for journalistic bastardry, eh?

That being said, what on earth was he thinking?

Woolfe
Woolfe
December 5, 2021 12:40 pm

Wasn’t he in the commandos CL not the SAS?

Anyway this gives a whole new meaning to “going commando”

JC
JC
December 5, 2021 12:42 pm

Anyway this gives a whole new meaning to “going commando”

lol. I really don’t get these idiots sending dick pics over the web. It’s not just depraved, but it’s also idiotic.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 5, 2021 12:42 pm

He’s a grifter, the ABC shot him down.

johanna
johanna
December 5, 2021 12:44 pm

I am no fan of MicroSatan but in fairness, after using it exclusively at home for more than 20 years I have never had a problem with viruses or malware. I used some of the free anti viral programs that were available, but since getting W10 have relied on their inbuilt zapper, which has been 100% effective.

The updates are annoying but hardly daily – more like once a month or so.

That, plus being sensible about not clicking on links in emails or on unknown websites, seems to have provided all the protection required.

I have had a weird thing happen on my (Android) phone, though, but not via the internet. I got a missed call message from a friend, and when I returned it was put through to a number in Africa. Apparently this happens when someone in your contacts list gets their phone hacked. I told my friend about it and he managed to purge whatever it was from his phone, and I haven’t had any more trouble.

Perhaps it has been good luck, but I suspect that a bit of prevention and a low social media profile go a long way in these matters, for individuals at least.

Corporates is a whole other kettle of fish.

JC
JC
December 5, 2021 12:44 pm

The US doesn’t appear to be heading to any recession soon. .. Not even hyperinflation 🙂

Art Fairs
‘We Cannot Keep Up’: Dealers Return to a Red-Hot Market at Art Basel Miami Beach, Where VIPs Are Clamoring for Contemporary Art

Tens of millions of dollars’ worth of sales were cemented within the preview’s first few hours.

https://news.artnet.com/market/art-basel-vip-preview-sales-2042177?utm_content=from_www.artnet.com&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=12%2F4%20Saturday&utm_term=Daily%20Newsletter%20%5BALL%5D%20%5BMORNING%5D

rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 12:46 pm

Little bloke rummaging around in the garage, his keen eye spots a propeller blade, hanging off it under a rag is one of my high school metalwork projects:

https://imgur.com/gallery/0kRQuPa

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 5, 2021 12:49 pm

Art Fairs
‘We Cannot Keep Up’: Dealers Return to a Red-Hot Market at Art Basel Miami Beach, Where VIPs Are Clamoring for Contemporary Art

Tens of millions of dollars’ worth of sales were cemented within the preview’s first few hours.

Mileswmathis says all astronomical prices paid for Contemporary Art are money laundering.
He gives the “work” of Mark Rothko as an example.
Much of Mathis’s stuff is sketchy, but he appears to be on solid ground there.

Roger
Roger
December 5, 2021 12:49 pm

He’s a grifter, the ABC shot him down.

Speaking of grifters, somehow Russell – and several other ostensibly conservative organisations -got an email address of mine.

It was the one I used for Australian Conservatives.

C.L.
C.L.
December 5, 2021 12:50 pm

Investors tip a cool billion into Trump’s social media platform.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 5, 2021 12:52 pm

That being said, what on earth was he thinking?

The story will, no doubt, be more complicated than a quickly-assembled and lurid hatchet job to ‘get’ someone who has caused them a minor spot of public embarrassment.

Remember, Class Enemies are not allowed to swipe back when the Great and Good set forth to victimise them…

JC
JC
December 5, 2021 12:55 pm

Look, I headed off microtheft and swore never again after that late term abortion of a program introduced midway through last decade. I can’t recall the name… Vista?

Having said that, they’re truly fucking successful having standardised commercial software and ripped the heart out of IBM. I don’t think microtheft gives a shit about their home use applications in comparison. What a turnaround though. Just incredible.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
December 5, 2021 12:57 pm

Thought about an Amiga with a bridge board but never went there. Did it actually perform as intended?

JC
JC
December 5, 2021 12:58 pm

Yea Ed

People go to the Miami Basel art fair to clean their dollars. You idiot.

  1. Headline of the day: The Matildas and Arsenal weapon tasked with filling Kerr-sized hole Fnarrr.

  2. And puts lie to the media’s claim that he held a firearms licence “for recreational purposes”.

  3. The word doing the rounds (as yet unsubstantiated) is a total ban on “recreational” firearm use. Can see a lot…

  4. Outstanding. Just outstanding commentary on the current semitic sentiment in this country. The back end of a Gray Connolly piece…

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