Open Thread – Mon 13 Dec 2021


Sacred and Profane Love, Giovanni Baglione, 1602

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 12:55 pm

Another myth to be busted.
Just after my Resurrection, I noted someone on here saying the double-vax percentage in Qld doesn’t compute because the numbers of jabs administered as per the Qld Health website doesn’t add up to the approximately 80% of the eligible population claimed as double jabbed.
From the same page of that same Qld Health website:-

“Vaccination data:

This data reflects the COVID-19 vaccine doses administered by Queensland Health. Some clinics are set up on a temporary basis for the purpose of outreach to specific groups. Additional COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered by the Australian Government in residential aged care and disability care facilities.

So the Qld Health website only records jabs administered by the state government and specifically excludes jabs administered by private clinics and Federal programs.
Another “gotcha” moment blown up.
It’s a good idea to read the qualifiers and footnotes before going off half-cocked, as Alec Baldwin is now fond of saying.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 12:57 pm

Two page podiums in a row!
I’m back, baby!

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 12:59 pm

The pubic health caste’s grasp of logic is only surpassed by their grasp of ethics.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 16, 2021 12:59 pm

If you’re looking for logic, your in the wrong pandemic.

Heck…if you’re looking for logic you’re in the wrong century.

Heck…if you’re looking for logic you’re in the wrong kountry.

Tom
Tom
December 16, 2021 12:59 pm

I can’t get over the number of young women still masked up.

It’s an Australian chick thing, Calli.

Most Australian females aren’t like you. They have no desire to run their own businesses or determine their own destinies. They’re marinating in their new daddy, Big Government, which means they no longer have to rely on relationships with actual men to live in the manner to which they’re accustomed.

So whatever daddy wants he gets, including masks forever if that’s what it takes.

The concept of family is now an optional extra. It has been replaced by Big Government.

dopey
dopey
December 16, 2021 1:00 pm

“Steve Smith will be acting-captain.” No such thing as acting-captain Tom. Smith is captain for the Test.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

jupessays: December 16, 2021 at 11:55 am

BTW I have been had my application to return to my home in Perth knocked back.

Australia.
Where a written application is required to get within One Thousand miles of your home.
… and your application may be refused by a faceless public service drone.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
December 16, 2021 1:01 pm

John H.says:
December 16, 2021 at 12:44 pm
Arkysays:
December 16, 2021 at 9:39 am
Covid stuff for the very elderly is an entirely different matter. For them it potentially IS a death sentence.

So are stairs. Ban stairs.

Fact check true – dear friend fell down the stairs and suffered a bad fractured collar-bone — due for surgery this morning -but was stuck in the lift for 40mins so late to the hospital, wife not permitted to remain waiting for him –so yes stairs should be banned as stares are now.

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 16, 2021 1:02 pm

Out: Come up and look at my etchings.
In: Come up and look at my rapid test kit.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2021 1:04 pm

and not the nightmare world of the zombified near dead parked out of the way while various leeches drain their estates.

Youve met my uncle/aunty then??

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 16, 2021 1:06 pm

IF this was a vvaxx trial, all of the candidates would have failed by now (side effects like death).
true/false?

Pogria
Pogria
December 16, 2021 1:06 pm

Bushkid,

at the next Freedom protests, we should have a hundred or so Boom Boxes synchronised with that song and ready to roar out from and with the crowd. It would be GLORIOUS!

Should also send non-stop copies to every piece of filth that has created and persecuted us with this debacle.

P
P
December 16, 2021 1:06 pm
Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

One of the new romantic things me and my partner do every morning is rapid test each other for #COVID19 this pandemic just keeps on giving

This is sooooo romantic.
Beats flowers, love notes in the briefcase, & surprise dinner outings.

Do they test each other simultaneously, or does the wife test her, then she in turn tests the wife?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 1:08 pm

dopeysays:

December 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm

“Steve Smith will be acting-captain.” No such thing as acting-captain Tom. Smith is captain for the Test.

I don’t want to be the one to break the news to Mr Dragger.
Is the cheating houso ranga vice captain?

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 1:08 pm

Good news:

QLD police have dropped mask fines against Coolum Beach ‘New Earth’ cafe owners.

Help still needed to cover legal costs – donate here if you wish.

local oaf
December 16, 2021 1:09 pm

Just received a curious little card in the mail (suburban Adelaide) entitled, QR TRUE.COM

Has scan codes for the following texts

Enforced contact tracing, QR scanning is unlawful. Privacy act 1988

Mandated bio-security measures, masks etc, are unlawful. Sec. 60 Biosec. Act

Scan to purchase these cards

True covid science

Lawful exemption letters

Finally, it says – Use this card is(sic) a conversation starter. Read the acts thoroughly so you speak with authority.

Are these widely distributed, or something new?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 16, 2021 1:12 pm

They’re marinating in their new daddy, Big Government,

Eeeuuurrgh…

#Phrasing

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 1:12 pm

Is the cheating houso ranga vice captain?

No…the battler with the bogan name: Travis Head.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2021 1:13 pm

A new translation of the Arabian nights.

Unfortunately translated into Wokenese.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/dec/15/new-arabian-nights-translation-to-strip-away-earlier-versions-racism-and-sexism

Out this month, The Annotated Arabian Nights is a riposte, said editor Paulo Lemos Horta, to Richard Francis Burton’s 1885 translation, “stripping away the Orientalism and the added, interpolated racism and sexism Burton brought to the stories”. He hopes that, “if nothing else, this new edition knocks Burton’s finally off its pedestal.”

try this hot take on a fairly simple horror tale.

Horta said the best example of how female characters get their due in Seale’s translation might be the horror story Sidi Numan, in which a husband, unable to understand why his wife only eats a single grain of rice for dinner, follows her at night and finds her feasting on a fresh corpse alongside a ghoul at a cemetery. Later, when he confronts her, she turns him into a dog, but he gets his revenge by turning her into a mare.

“We are given to understand that his wife’s strangeness may be a product of his failure to read her,” Seale said. “It is easier for him to believe that his wife is a supernatural creature than to engage with the part of her that eludes his grasp.”

FFS is there anything which goes better with Woke?

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 16, 2021 1:13 pm

Masks in Qld in Dec hey? Wow watch cancellations come in thick & fast then for the south east if this comes to pass.

As much a dim bulb Anna is do you think she would one of those moments of clarity to know even this is a bridge too far?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 1:14 pm

I did hear an old codger out and about the other day.
“What? We don’t have to wear a mask?
(Pause).
Can I still wear one if I want to?”
FMD.
The reply was, of course, “Do what you like”.
Look, I don’t give a fuck if someone wants to wear a full deep sea diving suit complete with brass helmet.
Just don’t get all foot-stampy and adopt the milk-jug stance when I don’t.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2021 1:14 pm

twostix

The end result is the same: total and complete totalitarian control over all people in all countries by a distant, detached anti-democratic international elite who have big ideas on how the world should work , but have no practical idea about how it actually does work.

Fixed for you.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

QLD police have dropped mask fines against Coolum Beach ‘New Earth’ cafe owners.

A cafe full of staff who hold a medical exemption.
For some reason this triggered a police officer (or officers).

So they wrote ’em a series of fines.

twostix
twostix
December 16, 2021 1:15 pm

I get the feeling that someone somewhere has decided to “let it rip”.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 1:16 pm

Rogersays:

December 16, 2021 at 1:12 pm

Is the cheating houso ranga vice captain?

No…the battler with the bogan name: Travis Head.

Looks like the “Ball Maintenance Officer” has been permanently passed over.
Good.

cohenite
December 16, 2021 1:16 pm

Passport officials cannot be obliged to offer gender-neutral documents, the country’s most senior judges have said in a ruling that ends a 25-year campaign for reform.

Yesterday (Wednesday) five Supreme Court judges unanimously rejected a claim by Christie Elan-Cane that would allow a third category of “X” on British passports.

Unfortunately it won’t stop the freaks undermining society. Here’s another example:

A video purporting to show transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas utterly destroying natural-born female opponents has emerged.

The video shows Thomas laps ahead of the female competitors. Many say the performance is unsurprising since Thomas was born as a man and competed as a male swimmer for three years at the Keystone State University before “transitioning” to being a woman.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
December 16, 2021 1:17 pm

Sancho Panzersays: December 16, 2021 at 12:55 pm
So no way to verify or to investigate the costs involved? We’ll just have to take their word for it.
So with an eligible population of 4.25mil (x 2 x 82.6% full vax) = 7mil doses. With 3 mil given by QHealth
So that leaves 5 mil doses given by GPs & pharmacies, aged care & residential. Yes, of course they have.
And if I could be bothered doing the maths properly it would be more than 5 mil doses.
P.S. All these doses have to be prescribed by a doctor. Well, they should be. Just another little incovenience ignored by all and sundry.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 1:17 pm

So the Qld Health website only records jabs administered by the state government and specifically excludes jabs administered by private clinics and Federal programs.
Another “gotcha” moment blown up.
It’s a good idea to read the qualifiers and footnotes before going off half-cocked, as Alec Baldwin is now fond of saying.

So… they’re underestimating the vaccination rate?

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 1:18 pm

For some reason this triggered a police officer (or officers).

17 times I think it was.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 1:19 pm

marinating in their new daddy, Big Government

Eww, gross. Um, phrasing.

You know what, you’re not wrong.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 1:19 pm

twostixsays:

December 16, 2021 at 1:15 pm

I get the feeling that someone somewhere has decided to “let it rip”.

Not quite.
They have reached the conclusion which was obvious 12 months ago to anyone with half a brain … resistance is futile and almost everyone will catch some version of this bug at some stage.
They are trying to make it look like they are controlling the inevitable outcome.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 1:19 pm

Patricia Karvelas
@PatsKarvelas
· 4h One of the new romantic things me and my partner do every morning is rapid test each other for #COVID19 this pandemic just keeps on giving

Smoking would be a more pleasant waste of money.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2021 1:20 pm

12-15 yos in VIC no longer have to be vacced to access camp/sport/dance concerts/school graduations under the rule change overnight – after a month of lock out.

SCIENCE!!!!

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 1:21 pm

As much a dim bulb Anna is do you think she would one of those moments of clarity to know even this is a bridge too far?

She’s no Perrottet.

The Ukrainian will follow the advice of the Covid Czar.

Much as I’d love to see a divergence between them.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 1:21 pm

They are trying to make it look like they are controlling the inevitable outcome.

That’s what these last two years of bullshit are all about.

Inventing another Mondeo Man. Being Nu Labor or Nu Cons all over again.

P
P
December 16, 2021 1:22 pm
Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 1:22 pm

I should add, the point of the iodine solution is that the viral replication occurs largely in the nasal passage and the iodine solution reduces the load and allows the immune system on most cases time to develop an effective immune response.

Brilliantly simple.

Iodine soon to be banned here.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 16, 2021 1:24 pm

Hello Sailor. Is that a rapid test kit in your trousers or are you just pleased to see me?

Slim Cognito
Slim Cognito
December 16, 2021 1:24 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 1:24 pm

So… they’re underestimating the vaccination rate?

No Dot.
To paraphrase.
They claim approx 80% of the eligible population is double vaxxed from all sources.
In the part of their table where they show doses administered, they only show doses administered by the Qld State Government.
They do not show doses administered by the Feds, either directly or via private providers (GPs and Pharmacies).
So, of course the doses administered by the Qld State Government will not add up to total doses administered.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2021 1:25 pm

One of the new romantic things me and my partner do every morning is rapid test each other for #COVID19 this pandemic just keeps on giving

She failed to mention they were using the Chinese anal swab variety didnt she?

“The 12” black mamaba with crocodile ribs for enhanced stimulation covid test for me today please honey”…..

Meanwhile in West Mongstralia doing that each morning is still worth a $20,000 fine.

Oh and I never got a call back about my dibber-dobber on coles/woolies for selling the things…

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2021 1:26 pm

N K-P

Through 2020, the Human Rights Charter ensured Parliamentary scrutiny of COVID-19 legislation; the peoples’ ability to challenge government decisions in the courts; and public authorities remained bound to consider human rights in decision-making.

Is that from this year’s report? if so, looks like a copy/paste without changing the year.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
December 16, 2021 1:28 pm

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closuresays: December 16, 2021 at 1:07 pm
One of the new romantic things me and my partner do every morning is rapid test each other for #COVID19 this pandemic just keeps on giving
Do they test each other simultaneously, or does the wife test her, then she in turn tests the wife?

One of the symptoms is loss of taste. The rapid test is IIRC $30. Per day x 2!! $420 per week!! I reckon they do the taste test.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 16, 2021 1:29 pm

Iodine soon to be banned here.

I asked the waiter for Iodine, but I dined alone.

Oh, your red scarf matches your eyes

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 1:31 pm

And…speaking of contact tracing…

The Beloved just got a message that he is a “close contact” (hur, hur) of someone in Colesworths a few days ago.

Advice – to get tested if he has symptoms.

Soooooo…what happens if he has it and has no symptoms? Does he spread it far and wide (and hopefully to me)? There was nothing about quarantine, isolation, caution…nothing.

So much for the deadly new Ebola.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 16, 2021 1:32 pm

The South Australian CHO has told the Australian bowlers to sanitise between deliveries and get a PCR test done at the change of ends.
The English team are favourites with the bookies after Australia named a rookie, Steven Marshall to open the bowling.

cohenite
December 16, 2021 1:34 pm

With green boy Cummins and Hazlewood out of the 2nd test the poms are a shoo in.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 1:34 pm

We are allowed to catch & die of any disease, except covid?

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 1:34 pm

Hang on…just thought of something else…

If he does have it and he’s double vaxxed, does that mean his immune system will kark itself and kill him as some of the more lurid tales have opined? Will he pine for the fjords earlier than expected?

Watch this space…

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 16, 2021 1:34 pm

rosie, thanks for checking me re Szubanski. I’ve got to be mindful not to take up the clumsy cudgels of the Marxist, ie judging people by their status, suburb, sexuality.
I will say though that Australia (at least in the century before the administrative class started declaring themselves more equal than others) was a land of social mobility. Case in point, and extra kudos to the Fast Forward crew who emerged from the public. How Madga came to disdain the great unwashed masses, their chthonic rituals and treasures, whithin which she was raised, is beyond me.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 16, 2021 1:34 pm

One of the symptoms is loss of taste.

How would I know?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Rogersays: December 16, 2021 at 1:18 pm

For some reason this triggered a police officer (or officers).

17 times I think it was.

First visit should have gone thus:

Cop: “You’re all unmasked, during a mask mandate”
Cafe: “We’ve all got a medical exemption”
Cop: “Right, as you were. Case closed. Carry on then”

Instead some complete dickhead – who badly needs a 20-year duration transfer to the transit police in a Sudanese dominated suburb – continually called around to harass them, fine them, and on occasion, arrest them.

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 1:35 pm

One of the symptoms is loss of taste.

But how would Salim Mehajer ever know he had it then?

Oh…you mean palate.

My bad!

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Farmer Gezsays: December 16, 2021 at 1:32 pm

The South Australian CHO has told the Australian bowlers to sanitise between deliveries and get a PCR test done at the change of ends.

Is this fair dinkum, or are you satirizing?
(Or are you just a couple of weeks ahead of the news?)

So hard to know anymore.

John of Mel
John of Mel
December 16, 2021 1:38 pm

One of the symptoms is loss of taste.

How would I know?

Whiskey

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 16, 2021 1:39 pm

One of the new romantic things me and my partner do every morning is rapid test each other for #COVID19 this pandemic just keeps on giving

Other little romantic nothings they indulge in:
> Checking each other’s pelts for lice (head, armpits and pubes)
> Inspecting stools (and no, not the Ikea kind)
> Plucking each other’s nasal hairs
> Charting each other’s body weights
> etc.

For years people used to make out that candle lit dinners and curling on the sofa up in front of a log fire were romantic. For Pat and her hubby these last two years have been liberating, allow them to express their love in a way that finally feels natural to them.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 16, 2021 1:40 pm

Back in the smoke. Sunny, windy and cold all at once.

Neser gets a run, which is excellent. And as mentioned, Head gets to be deputised instead of the bloke who married the dunny screamer.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

For Pat and her hubby these last two years have been liberating, allow them to express their love in a way that finally feels natural to them.

Er…. Mother Lode…. um… Pat doesn’t have a hubby.
She has a wife.

Checking each other’s pelts for lice

Classic!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 16, 2021 1:41 pm

Look Mr Panzer.

The QLD vax numbers are right there.

In plain English.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 16, 2021 1:43 pm

Okey pokey, I’m off to the big building site- Perth- for a few days with the kids.
Elizabeth Quay, Sat 15:00- I’ll be in my Dallas Buyers’ Club “Wally Woodroffe” persona, hamming it up for the cameras and sly Cats alike. New addition to the duffle bag… iodine!

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 16, 2021 1:43 pm

Whiskey

thank you

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 1:43 pm

Yes, I get that Dover. I wish everyone else did.

But my second point still stands. Will his immune system have a spack attack? I strongly doubt it. Otherwise there’d be thousands of the vaxxed dying right now in the gutter.

We must refrain from setting our own hair on fire even as we laugh at others running about doing likewise.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 16, 2021 1:43 pm

Victoria – 1/4 of the nation’s population and 2/3 of the dead.
Any journalist worth their salt might ask WTF is wrong with the Vic health system.
I won’t be banging any pots for this lot.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 16, 2021 1:43 pm

Cummins a had a PCR test as a result of this nonsense.

Negative.

Still not playing, plus has to isolate for a week.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2021 1:45 pm

Soooooo…what happens if he has it and has no symptoms?

Up to 40% of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic, analysis finds (Instapundit, 15 Dec)

And I suspect that’s notably higher for Omicron. We should panic immediately.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2021 1:50 pm

Anyone note what these mongs arent concerned about?

Rape survivors arriving in UK on small boats neglected by authorities – report
Inspectors and monitors say suicidal women and people with serious injuries not adequately supported

Inspectors found that suicidal women who had been repeatedly raped by people smugglers were not adequately supported after arriving on UK soil.
..
Another woman disclosed she had been raped twice on her journey to the UK, but her condition was not followed up.

Whew, how lucky none of the ones actually raping are among the ‘fugees themselves…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2021 1:51 pm

So much for the deadly new Ebola.

I’m sure you mean Sudanese Monkey Pox.

Alert as new mystery illness hits Africa – 89 dead as WHO sounds alarm (Express, 14 Dec)

Monkeypox outbreak declared as terrifying disease puts Africa on high alert (Express, 15 Dec)

I do enjoy reading the Express. If it bleeds it leads.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
December 16, 2021 1:51 pm

I had to do one of those quick test things twice.
The nurse told me it was like a pregnancy test.
The first one was too damp to work.

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 1:54 pm

I will draw your attention to my hairdressers of the past 8 years. These complete and utter tossers now require proof of vaxx for a haircut. They can take a flying leap. They are now dead to me.

Go to my idiot. He closed down his barber shop and now works from home. I had to walk through his bedroom to get to the bathroom where he cut my hair. He promised to have a spare room next time I go out the back.

It’s 35 bucks and 5 buck tip. Cheap. I’ll still go and no proof of vax. Not even a mask.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 16, 2021 1:54 pm

Every time I see a BMW or whatnot zipping through traffic, or the car sitting at the lights with loud music

Some people just like driving and like loud music.
Should they buy Camrys and only listen to talk show radios at 10% volume just to look inconspicuous to others?

I thought it quite obvious from context and what I was continuing to say that I was referring to a type of person and not an exhaustive definition.

I expect everyone who posts here would recognise the type I was referring to on the basis of those broad strokes – human are adept at this. Like when we talk about a big juice steak, we are evoking a fair bit more detail and not including big juicy steaks which happen to also be infused with cyanide.

Touch a nerve, did I?

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2021 1:54 pm

1. I was double jabbed by October 2021…the AZ vaccine.

2. As demanded by NSW Health and all NSW hospitals, prior to my admittance to hospital on Monday 6 December, on Friday 3 December I had my first Covid test ever. It returned negative.

3. Last Saturday morning, 11 December, before being transferred to another hospital, I had my second Covid test. It returned negative. I was transferred to my new hospital on Sunday morning 12 December.

4. On Tuesday afternoon 14 December, the first hospital rang the second hospital to tell them that I may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the Covid Omicron strain. The contact would have happened sometime Saturday afternoon. At about 4.30p.m. on Tuesday 14 December a nurse came in in protective clothing and performed a Covid test on me…..we are still waiting on the result.

5, So, since Tuesday 14 December, at 4.00 p.m. precisely, I have been isolated in my hospital room. I am not allowed to leave, no visitors. Nothing. The nurses and physio come in to the room attired in protective clothing….as though I have Ebola!

6. We are still waiting on the result of the first Covid test however I have been told that as a matter of security the hospital does a second Covid test, this will be one done tomorrow afternoon and sent off.

7. I will not know any result until at least Sunday….so I am locked in a hospital room until 19 December.

8. I ask genuinely….what was the point of getting jabbed?

9. There is no way…and I mean no way….that I will be having a third, fourth, fifth or sixth jab.

10. Given the above, as you can all imagine my mental health at the moment is not the best, I hope this doesn’t impact my surgical recovery.

11. I am very upset.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 16, 2021 1:55 pm

Er…. Mother Lode…. um… Pat doesn’t have a hubby.

Natch.

Miltonf
Miltonf
December 16, 2021 1:57 pm

Agree John of Melb. I like driving and loud music. Especially at night

Rabz
December 16, 2021 1:57 pm

I have zero sympathy for Cummins. If he had a remotely functioning brain, his being forced to miss this test match might prove to be a salutary lesson in the perils of collectivist stupidity and insanity, which he could ponder over the next 3-4 days.

But no, he’s an ignorant sanctimonious collectivist pillock and highly paid performing sports monkey (not to mention unrepentant hypocrite), so we shouldn’t expect any great awakenings.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2021 1:59 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:
December 16, 2021 at 1:54 pm

Pretty well everyone involved thinks they are saving the world carrying on with this sort of ostentatious display of “precautions”.
Lost in the global savior routine is the suffering of an individual.

This is precisely what happens EVERY time government implements blanket laws/regulations. Thousands of individuals suffering are baked into the “solution” they impose.

So how many extra days will you be “bed blocking” for, or is it still unknown?

Mum had a similar experience with a lung infection which was 4 days before they stopped treating her as though she had ebola.

Gab
Gab
December 16, 2021 2:00 pm

Telstra has received the largest ever fine to be issued by communications regulator ACMA, paying a $2.5m penalty for customer privacy and public safety failures.
An investigation by the watchdog found almost 50,000 instances of Telstra failing to correctly upload a customer’s choice of an unlisted or silent number to the Integrated Public Number Database, leaving their numbers publicly listed in public phone directories such as the White Pages.”

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/acma-hits-telstra-with-25m-fine-in-largest-ever-privacy-penalty/news-story/23d4ae9475a240230c1e813784cb5db8?btr=dcc415bc0ed73dac03479fe75129bbb7

Rabz
December 16, 2021 2:04 pm

Cassie – that is appalling. What a pack of barking mad deadshits. What sort of sadistic imbecile(s) would willingly subject a person in vulnerable health to such degrading and inhumane treatment?

Hang in there, I’m disgusted about what you’ve been subjected to.

Gab
Gab
December 16, 2021 2:04 pm

. I ask genuinely….what was the point of getting jabbed?

Been asking that for months. Mind you, most people have been forced into getting jabbed and are not happy about it at all.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

An investigation by the watchdog found almost 50,000 instances of Telstra failing to correctly upload a customer’s choice of an unlisted or silent number to the Integrated Public Number Database, leaving their numbers publicly listed in public phone directories such as the White Pages.”

Didn’t know about this.
However it is no surprise to anybody who has ever dealt with Telstra at any time in the past Fifteen years or so.

Rabz
December 16, 2021 2:05 pm

We must save the NHS.

So it can revert to what it does best, murdering old people en masse.

John of Mel
John of Mel
December 16, 2021 2:05 pm

I thought it quite obvious from context and what I was continuing to say that I was referring to a type of person and not an exhaustive definition.

You said “Every time”.

I do like loud music. Since childhood. I used to do my homework sitting in between two home-made speakers half my size, listening to a tape of Beatles on an old soviet tape recorder.
Still love loud music.
And I love driving. But I drive Kia eight-seater most of the time, so the only thing I can enjoy now is a semi-loud music (because I don’t want to spend a lot of money on upgrading the music system in Kia).

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Cassie of Sydneysays: December 16, 2021 at 1:54 pm

11. I am very upset.

As you bluddee well should be.
As we all should be.
More such stories need to be mentioned.

C.L.
C.L.
December 16, 2021 2:08 pm

Cassie – that is appalling. What a pack of barking mad deadshits. What sort of sadistic imbecile(s) would willingly subject a person in vulnerable health to such degrading and inhumane treatment?

Hang in there, I’m disgusted about what you’ve been subjected to.

+1

Sorry to hear of the ordeal you’re going through, Cassie.
Get well (and get out!) soon. We need Cassie goodness here and everywhere.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 16, 2021 2:09 pm

I’ve been drivin’ all night, my hand’s wet on the wheel …

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 16, 2021 2:09 pm

(Pause).
Can I still wear one if I want to?”
FMD.
The reply was, of course, “Do what you like”.

That would seem to open up vaster and more terrifying vistas of free choice. The humble face nappy may taken on a new role even as its old one as a reassuring talisman for people who experience free choice as a sort of vertigo opening up on them in all directions at once.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
December 16, 2021 2:10 pm

8. I ask genuinely….what was the point of getting jabbed?

Rhetorical question? I’m sure you know the answer, which begins with “none” and ends with “at all”.

11. I am very upset.

As you have every right to be.

Miltonf
Miltonf
December 16, 2021 2:10 pm

I was bullied and blackmailed into getting the frankenjabs. Like many others I am extremely pissed off about it. As for Cassie’s experience, I am speechless. Good to see you back here though Cassie.

shatterzzz
December 16, 2021 2:11 pm

Pat Cummins captaincy is beginning to look a lot like the Biden presidency.

Or a simple excuse to put Sandpaper Smithy back in charge …..!

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 2:12 pm

Cassie, it’s insane.

But like the clothesless king, no one on the inside of the Covid machine seems to know the whole sh*tshow is starkers. And if they notice, and dare make a peep, they are shunned, silenced or worse – out of a job. There appears to be a competition on who can maintain the fiction the longest.

I witnessed this with my very high end and senior Health “Professionals” a few weeks ago – they held to the ABC (ie. the government, WHO et al) line absolutely and would not deviate. They have been consumed utterly by the system. And along with that, there is a strange carelessness and dismissal of the social and economic consequences of the state approach. They have lost the ability to empathise along with the ability to reason.

On your op, is your recovery going well, apart from the covid crap? Are you up and about yet?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 16, 2021 2:12 pm

You said “Every time”.

Yes, every time I see a person of that type acting according to type. Not every person who listens to loud music.

I used to listen to my music loud as well. And in the car.

shatterzzz
December 16, 2021 2:15 pm

Mine, who is about 25, blonde and not greatly blessed in the cranial states rang me up to cancel my post-Freedom Day booking “in the interests of her business”.

Bit of a worry a bloke makes a hair appointment! .. then again i am “houso” so, maybe, live in a different world .. LOL!

Miltonf
Miltonf
December 16, 2021 2:16 pm

Deer Park bypass at midnight with remix of Rara rusputan cranked at- magic

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 2:18 pm

Cummins a had a PCR test as a result of this nonsense.

Negative.

Still not playing, plus has to isolate for a week.

Right…so the vaxx doesn’t work & the tests can’t be trusted.

Imagine the pickle we’d be if we hadn’t put our faith in the science.

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2021 2:20 pm

“On your op, is your recovery going well, apart from the covid crap? Are you up and about yet?”

Thank you Calli and thank you everyone for your kind words. Yes….I am walking on crutches but I still have a lot of pain and they haven’t taken the bandages off yet. Because I can’t leave my room, I walk up and down the room using the crutches. Because of this Covid lunacy, I now regret having the procedure…..even though my quality of life was poor before the operation.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 16, 2021 2:22 pm

My thoughts are with you Cassie.
Public or Private ?

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2021 2:23 pm

“Public or Private ?”

Private…both hospitals….very good hospitals too.

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 2:23 pm

And along with that, there is a strange carelessness and dismissal of the social and economic consequences…

Sociopathy.

C.L.
C.L.
December 16, 2021 2:26 pm

For the umpteenth time, that Freddie Mercury movie was on one of the FTAs Tuesday night.
He was a super-spreader who told one of his mates in the 80s that he was “fucking everyone” (as related on a doco).
I wonder how many people he killed.

But he’s a ‘gay icon’ so – as the youngsters say – s’all good.

Miltonf
Miltonf
December 16, 2021 2:27 pm

Re Denmark- another example of the fucking lawyers aka the judiciary overruling elected officials

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 16, 2021 2:28 pm

Private then complain very loudly to hospitals and health fund.

Not what YOU paid for.

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 2:30 pm

A speedy recovery, Cassie.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 16, 2021 2:31 pm

All the best, Cassie.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2021 2:36 pm

Words fail

A sub-mong at the gruinaid sees a massive downside when omnicron turns out to be SFA…
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/12/omicron-is-sneaky-it-could-be-fatal-for-us-or-for-our-faith-in-government

If it turned out to be milder than feared, this could spell the end of lockdowns with Covid-19 on its way into endemicity. The cost would be a loss of trust in political and public health authorities, which may make it difficult to deal with future threats.

Words fail.

Tom
Tom
December 16, 2021 2:36 pm

Steve Smith wins the toss and elects to bat. Australia 1; SA CHO nil.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
December 16, 2021 2:39 pm

Because I can’t leave my room, I walk up and down the room using the crutches.

Steps are steps, Cassie, no matter how facile they might seem at the time. Knees are buggers of things, but they do react well to movement. Chin up.

Went through something similar (though not so byzantine) to your c-test nonsense a few weeks back, when I was inadvertently at the pleasure of the ‘elf authorities here in Danistan. Just having a test – because required “pre-procedure” puts you in the leper colony until the result lands.

At this particular hospital (I won’t name names, because that would be unfair, but it’s an anagram of Cabrini) being part of the leper colony means that (aside from the ridiculous rigmarole the nurses have to get up to just to give you a cuppa and a couple of bikkies at 4am) you are served your meals on either paper plates or just flat out cardboard. And your “implements” are made of (I’m paraphrasing) ethically sourced, bio-degradable wood. Tough stuff. The knife can’t actually cut toast, and the fork is even less useful.

When I was removed from the leper colony, the news didn’t make it to the kitchen until they tried to serve me up this crap again. Sending it back worked a treat.

Actually, might have worked too well… when I was subsequently placed into the leper colony (for an actual, real, infectious disease) 3 days later, the kitchen were in no way putting me back onto paper!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 2:39 pm

All good wishes for a full recovery, Cassie.

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 2:44 pm

A sub-mong at the gruinaid sees a massive downside when omnicron turns out to be SFA…

‘Francois Balloux is the director of the Genetics Institute at University College, London’

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 16, 2021 2:45 pm

a loss of trust in political and public health authorities …

Too late.

The loss of distrust is not so bad.
The seething hatred, that is another matter.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 16, 2021 2:47 pm

The loss of trust !
FMS

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 2:47 pm

Knees hurt like the very devil, but give it a month or two and you’ll be glad you had it done.

shatterzzz
December 16, 2021 2:49 pm

Fair BAT FLU breakdown …!
https://ibb.co/q9ByTCT

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 2:52 pm

If it turned out to be milder than feared, this could spell the end of lockdowns with Covid-19 on its way into endemicity. The cost would be a loss of trust in political and public health authorities stories for the nightly news bulletins, rehashed with extra fear for morning audiences, which may make it difficult to deal with future threats. ensure advertising revenue streams, bot government and private, going forward.

That’s more like the truth.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 2:54 pm

Alcohol costs the Australia $67 billion a year in health, workplace, and traffic costs: Report
Charlotte EltonThe West Australian
Thu, 16 December 2021 10:25AM

Alcohol consumption costs the Australian community a whopping $67 billion a year in health, workplace, and traffic costs, new research reveals.

The report — published by the National Drug Research Institute based at Curtin University — paints a grim picture of the toll boozing can take on the community.

By analysing 2017-18 data they found that alcohol was responsible for $18.2 billion in “tangible costs”.

These include health service costs such as emergency department and hospital admissions, worker absence and occupational injuries, and crime and road traffic crashes.

Drinking was responsible for another $48.6 billion in “intangible costs”, defined as the value of items that can’t be bought or sold. This category includes years of life lost to premature death, lost quality of life from living with alcohol dependence, and impacts on victims of alcohol-caused crime.

A total of 5219 premature deaths were linked to alcohol in 2017-18.

NDRI Professor Steve Allsop called for investment in public health strategies to reduce drinking.

“Nearly half-a-million Australians are dependent on alcohol, with many more drinking in a way that puts their health at risk,” he said.

“Importantly, any member of the community can be impacted by the drinking of others. The many adverse health effects and other consequences result in significant costs to society.

“Effective strategies to address alcohol related harms have the potential to substantially reduce medical costs, improve productivity, diminish crime, and lower costs to the whole community while improving community and individual wellbeing.”

Australians drink heavily compared to the rest of the world. Each year, Aussies knock back around 186 million litres of pure alcohol — equivalent to more than nine litres per person aged 15 and above. Each standard drink consists of 12.5 ml of pure alcohol.

Given that about one-in-five people don’t drink, the total-per-drinker is likely much higher.

But consumption has been steadily declining since the mid-1970s, when Aussies consumed an average of 13.1 litres of pure alcohol per capita.

Approximately 40 per cent of the population (aged 14 years and over) drink alcohol at least once per week, including five per cent of the population who drink daily.

SLIANTE!!!!!

John of Mel
John of Mel
December 16, 2021 2:54 pm

Fair BAT FLU breakdown …!

He forgot to mention “Medical errors”.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2021 2:56 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:
December 16, 2021 at 1:54 pm
1. I was double jabbed by October 2021…the AZ vaccine.

What a disgraceful crock of excrement. They treat you like a plague carrier for a very minor (possible) illness.

The dread influence of Cherry Kant seems to have destroyed the brain cells of many nominally intelligent medical staff.

Chin up, this too will pass.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 16, 2021 2:58 pm

Cassie I hope you are not paying for time they are keeping you there because of their stuff up. With your knee keep working on it, when it starts to prickle its getting better.

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 3:01 pm

Cassie… All best and get well soon. If those fucks piss you off enough, then just sign yourself out and go home. My dad did that once and we were aghast. He was fine.

CharlieP
CharlieP
December 16, 2021 3:01 pm

My brother is a retired anaesthetist. Today I discovered that he has contacted my partner and two sons, telling my younger son ( why??) that he will hold him personally responsible if I die of Covid. He did not contact my daughter – she wondered if she should be offended! He also contacted me, begging me to get vaccinated ‘because of omicron’.
I think he has taken leave of his senses. He is not normally a hysterical person. When all the evidence seems to be indicating that omicron is both more infectious and less lethal than previous versions of Covid and that the injections provide almost no ongoing protection, what on earth is going on?

C.L.
C.L.
December 16, 2021 3:04 pm

Haven’t seen Lizzie around here lately.
Has she retired from blogging?

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 3:06 pm

Cassie, if you can sign onto Stan, then start watching Yellowstone. It’s been critiqued by Cronkite and myself and it’s come out tops. Cronkite said this was the first bit of TV watching he’s done of movies etc. that were made 60 years ago at least. He (Cronkite) sprang out of the silent era only 6 months ago.

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 3:07 pm

C.L. says:
December 16, 2021 at 3:04 pm

Haven’t seen Lizzie around here lately.
Has she retired from blogging?

Yes.

Tom
Tom
December 16, 2021 3:09 pm

Lizzie is having one of her periodic flounces, CL.

She’ll be back — eventually. I wish her well. I miss her writing.

twostix
twostix
December 16, 2021 3:12 pm

There’s something worse with the hospital system. Any “normal” people have been purged from the health system or crushed by their enemies – the coven of covid karens begins its unlimited reign.

Nurses and doctors who refused the mandates and left or got pushed out ideologically balanced out the system against the lunatic true believer system pigs who sit at the other end of the see-saw. Nurses in the “middle” who took the jab because they were forced to, as a group offer little counter-balance as definitionally they are go along to get along types.

So you’ll find that hospitals and the health system in general will now enter into purity cycle until a new “balance” is found which puts the what were “normal” practitioners will find themselves on extreme edge that used to be the domain of their “mouthy” misfit colleagues, and what were a minute ago centrist ideas will become the new “edgy” and dangerous ideas that are under attack.

It’s the same in any institution. It’s what happened in teaching. Now it’s happened in health.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2021 3:13 pm

Further on Cassie’s comment above re Kung Flu and hospitals.

Next time that Cherry Kant, Hot Button Sutton and any other of our health “experts” babble on about getting “jabbed” to avoid strain on the hospital system, that they are causing the problem about which they publicly cry crocodile tears.

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 3:13 pm

C.L., Lizzie has been very unwell and took a long time convalescing after surgery. She also had ongoing medical issues.

Some of the to-ing and fro-ing here got a bit rough and over-personal so she decided to call it quits. In addition, I don’t think it occurred to her that some of the “upticking” must, necessarily, be from “persons” who may be registered via a single moderated comment, but not be regulars. In other words, strategic and malicious.

I hope she returns to strapping good health and also to the blog. She promised she would write for Quadrant.

Also, she has left us with a classic put-down…Dickless Upticking.

Eyrie
Eyrie
December 16, 2021 3:14 pm

Alcohol consumption costs the Australian community a whopping $67 billion a year in health, workplace, and traffic costs, new research reveals.

And worth every single dollar. Got to make the current madness somehow tolerable.

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 3:16 pm

Have people seen the Pocahontas/ Elon Musk Twitter entanglement. I reckon it’s as good as Trump’s low energy Jeb shtick. Musk just wrecked her.

Elon Musk called Elizabeth Warren “Senator Karen” and said she reminded him of an “angry Mom” on Tuesday after the Massachusetts Senator said the Tesla CEO should pay more in taxes.

“Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else,” Warren tweeted with a link to a story about Musk being named Time Magazine’s 2021 person of the year.

“Stop projecting!” Musk replied with a link to a Fox News opinion article arguing that the Massachusetts Democrat lied about having Native American heritage in order to benefit from affirmative action polices.

Elon Musk routinely hits progressive politicians with crude insults on Twitter.

“You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason,” Musk added.

“Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen,” Musk said in a third tweet accompanied by a praying hands emoji.

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 3:18 pm

Alcohol consumption costs the Australian community a whopping $67 billion a year in health, workplace, and traffic costs, new research reveals.

No shortage of work for the epidemiologists once the virus is tamed then.

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 3:19 pm
C.L.
C.L.
December 16, 2021 3:23 pm

Thanks, Calli. Pass on my best wishes to her, if that’s possible.

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 3:27 pm

I can’t do that C.L., but Cassie surely can.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2021 3:27 pm

If it turned out to be milder than feared, this could spell the end of lockdowns with Covid-19 on its way into endemicity. The cost would be a loss of trust in political and public health authorities, which may make it difficult to deal with future threats.

The Grauniad upset that disaster might not occur!

The thought that the “political and public health authorities” consciously chose to destroy their credibility and thus public trust does not occur to Grauniadistas.

rickw
rickw
December 16, 2021 3:27 pm

He also contacted me, begging me to get vaccinated ‘because of omicron’.
I think he has taken leave of his senses. He is not normally a hysterical person. When all the evidence seems to be indicating that omicron is both more infectious and less lethal than previous versions of Covid and that the injections provide almost no ongoing protection, what on earth is going on?

The strain of endless fake disaster porn is slowly unraveling people.

dopey
dopey
December 16, 2021 3:28 pm

Lizzie is active at Quadrant online, explaining the great cultural issues of our time.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2021 3:29 pm

Patricia Karvelas
@PatsKarvelas
· 4h One of the new romantic things me and my partner do every morning is rapid test each other for #COVID19 this pandemic just keeps on giving

Wait till Pat needs a Pap smear. Despite having never met her husband, I expect he will be up for it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 3:30 pm

callisays:

December 16, 2021 at 2:47 pm

Knees hurt like the very devil, but give it a month or two and you’ll be glad you had it done.

Yes.
I met someone the other day who had it done 2-3 weeks prior.
Still on “forearm crutches” but managing well.
Don’t touch the pineapple jelly.
It contains zero pineapple.
And it has the colour of a specimen taken from someone with a UTI.

Jorge
Jorge
December 16, 2021 3:32 pm

r…. Mother Lode…. um… Pat doesn’t have a hubby.

Just coincidence that one sapphist replaces another on the RN morning program. All in the name of diversity.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2021 3:32 pm

CharlieP

When all the evidence seems to be indicating that omicron is both more infectious and less lethal than previous versions of Covid and that the injections provide almost no ongoing protection, what on earth is going on?

Collective induced insanity?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 3:32 pm

I don’t think it occurred to her that some of the “upticking” must, necessarily, be from “persons” who may be registered via a single moderated comment, but not be regulars. In other words, strategic and malicious.

I tried to message her (via a third party on another platform) that this is precisely what was going on.

Lysander
Lysander
December 16, 2021 3:33 pm

Aussies looking a bit orf. Ball zinging everywhere in Adelaide!

And one wicket down now… for 4 runs…

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Wait till Pat needs a Pap smear. Despite having never met her husband, I expect he will be up for it.

HB Bear, Pat is the husband.
What her wife is up for I couldn’t say, except remain tuned to her Twitter, for more tips on keeping the romance alive.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2021 3:37 pm

The South Australian CHO has told the Australian bowlers to sanitise between deliveries and get a PCR test done at the change of ends.

Was this the same waste of space that advised not marking the footy if it went into the crowd at the AFL?

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 3:41 pm

I tried to message her (via a third party on another platform) that this is precisely what was going on.

Why would they bother though? Who cares about up&down ticks. They’re worthless because if you’re not prepared to explain the reason for support etc and allow it to be debated out, these ticks aren’t worth a pinch of shit. A moron is still a moron, a wanker will always be a wanker and a fallacious argument is still that no matter how many ticks in support s/he receives.

Cassie of Sydney
December 16, 2021 3:47 pm

“I can’t do that C.L., but Cassie surely can.”

Yes I can and I will. I have tried to talk her into returning. I hope one day she does.

johanna
johanna
December 16, 2021 3:48 pm

Cassie, what an ordeal these sadists are putting you through! There seems to be no limit to the pain these fanatics are prepared to inflict on others in the name of what they consider to be The Greater Good.

Mind you, hospitals have long (maybe always) had their fair share of sadists and psychopaths on the payroll. My own experience – which I won’t bore people with but it involved deprivation of painkillers after surgery – brought this home to me in spades. Now the hard core are reinforced by enthusiastic True Believers.

Keep on hobblin’ and get well – and outta there – ASAP.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2021 3:49 pm

Genetics Institute at University College, London’

Another two bit institution doing real harm to the reputation of The Ponds Istitute.

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 3:49 pm

Cassie

Tell her from me to ignore the upticks and man the fuck up. 🙂

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 3:49 pm

JC, people who do this sort of thing know their quarry. Some people do care, others don’t give a toss.

Old, wicked bats
like me
for instance.

CharlieP
CharlieP
December 16, 2021 3:51 pm

The strain of endless fake disaster porn is slowly unraveling people.
Has to be right – some people have just lost it. The elderly couple spotted yesterday carefully donning close-fitting masks to go for a walk in the park ditto. Those who refuse to have the dreaded unvaxxed anywhere near them also. How on earth can you unwind from that? Andrews now permits us to visit ‘most retail’ but not to have a haircut. Logic and commonsense have lost to feelz and hysteria.

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 3:51 pm

Calli

Yea like me.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2021 3:56 pm

HB Bear, Pat is the husband.

Is it one of those Labor Senators relationships? I can never be bothered trying to work them out.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Is it one of those Labor Senators relationships? I can never be bothered trying to work them out.

Put it this way, any upticking in her household would have to be done dicklessly.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2021 3:59 pm

Anyone looking for personal validation on the Cat is wasting their time. And everybody elses. JC is right (for once).

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 4:07 pm

JC is right (for once).

And the Bear is only right one time too. There’s been one time I wrong about something and I apologized for the error.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 4:11 pm

JCsays:

December 16, 2021 at 3:41 pm

I tried to message her (via a third party on another platform) that this is precisely what was going on.

Why would they bother though? Who cares about up&down ticks.

Yeah, I don’t really give a fat rat’s clacker, but it obviously got to Lizzie (I think because she was crook and irritable).
I experimented with it and there were a couple of ways you could add multiple upticks.
I think I gave one of your comments 3-4 extra ticks, so don’t get a big head about your popularity.

Rabz
December 16, 2021 4:12 pm

Various Cats will be at my place on Sunday afternoon, including Lizzie. I’ll pass on certain above commenters’ regards.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
December 16, 2021 4:15 pm

Boambee John says:
December 16, 2021 at 1:26 pm

Is that from this year’s report? if so, looks like a copy/paste without changing the year.

The tweet was from Monday. The department must be as useful as the Charter if they’re that slow. If that’s the 2020 report, at least you didn’t have to wait until 2022. The report’s value is still probably measured better by its absorbancy than its content, though.

Rabz
December 16, 2021 4:15 pm

Anyone looking for personal validation on the Cat is wasting their time. And everybody elses.

I only ever seek personal validation here when contributing to the $67 billion in annual alcohol related damage to the Australian economy, if that’s any consolation, bear.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 4:15 pm

H B Bearsays:

December 16, 2021 at 3:59 pm

Anyone looking for personal validation on the Cat is wasting their time. And everybody elses. JC is right (for once).

I want to give this an uptick, but that might defeat the intent.
But, yeah, alleged adults looking for “likes” is very Facebook/Instagram.

Vicki
Vicki
December 16, 2021 4:16 pm

Cassie @ 1.54

Cassie, have just read your post. Like everyone else, I am just staggered & appalled at what crap you have received in hospital.

Honestly, the Covid mania has just addled people’s brains. And it just seems to get worse, particularly in urban settings. We returned to Sydney yesterday & found the locals in a tizz re Omicron. Masks suddenly back on everyone’s faces & stores sold out of Rapid Antigen Tests. We always use the tests before seeing our grandson with the shattered jaw – it would be some sort of miracle, given our isolation on the farm, if we were positive – but like to be sure in the circumstances.

Also, as I think I posted earlier, we were refused entry to our favourite pub for dinner, since we could not produce vax certificates. Yet city friends seem quite accepting of all of it. Bizarre. They think I am crackers when I tell them that the Australia of our youth is now a myth. It just has to be “ mass formation” psychological effect and /or Stockholm Syndrome. They think we are “preppers” when we say we are putting our affairs in order in preparation for even worse catastrophes as the inevitable collapse of markets /supply chains follows.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 16, 2021 4:16 pm

“Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen,” Musk said in a third tweet accompanied by a praying hands emoji.

Ha!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 4:16 pm

Rabzsays:

December 16, 2021 at 4:12 pm

Various Cats will be at my place on Sunday afternoon, including Lizzie. I’ll pass on certain above commenters’ regards.

Let her know I am resurrected and would be happy to critique her travel-logs if she makes a return.

Vicki
Vicki
December 16, 2021 4:18 pm

Rabz – please also convey my best wishes to Lizzie.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 4:19 pm

I only ever seek personal validation here when contributing to the $67 billion in annual alcohol related damage to the Australian economy, if that’s any consolation, bear.

Look, a bit if pathetic late-night validation whoring on a Friday or Saturday is fine.
But not on school nights.

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 4:19 pm

….would be happy to critique her travel-logs if she makes a return.

Yea, but no ocean liner crap.

Figures
Figures
December 16, 2021 4:21 pm

I’m sure you mean Sudanese Monkey Pox.

It’s what we used to call smallpox.

Cassie, I’m sorry for your ordeal. Given all of our leaders are either psychopaths or cowards I have no idea how we get out of this. The US had a circuit breaker in DeSantis that enabled all other Republicans to grow a pair. What do we have?

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 16, 2021 4:23 pm

Watched two episodes of Yellowstone, and not that impressed.

Seems to be about a rather sad but tyrannical head of a dynasty, carrying out nefarious deeds to remain king of the US valley he has always dominated.

Prove me wrong?

Bluey
Bluey
December 16, 2021 4:23 pm

H B Bearsays:
December 16, 2021 at 3:59 pm
Anyone looking for personal validation on the Cat is wasting their time. And everybody elses. JC is right (for once).

I LOLed at that, having just been reading Adem Somyurek on twitter. Alleging big ears first priority in every meeting is social media presence.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 16, 2021 4:25 pm

Meanwhile in the Territory:

“I JUST wonder how much longer women in and from Aboriginal communities have to put up with behaviour like yours — why do they deserve to be the victims of such atrocious actions like yours?”

Justice Jenny Blokland’s question hung in the air in the Supreme Court on Thursday as she sentenced 40-year-old Garsek Nawirridj for the cruel and brutal manslaughter of his partner on Mindil Beach in 2019.

“Your behaviour is abominable, it is unforgivable,” she said.

Nawirridj had earlier pleaded guilty to beating the woman to death in a violent rage which closed the final chapter on a relationship characterised by the use of violence “to control or overbear her will”.

The court heard Nawirridj dragged the woman he claimed to love off the street and into a secluded area near the beach where, two days before Christmas, her hours long ordeal began in earnest.

“During the course of the next 25 minutes, you assaulted the deceased, she screamed and moaned, her blood was found, later, splattered across trees and on the ground,” Justice Blokland said.

The woman would go on to slip in and out of consciousness as Nawirridj continued to beat her before removing her clothes and dragging her across the bloodstained beach and in and out of the sandy water.

The court heard that when the consequences of his mindless tantrum started to set in, Nawirridj flagged down passers by, saying “My wife got drowned, can you help me out, call the ambulance”.

But it was too late.

“The level and spread of injuries demonstrate a level of cruelty, you showed her no mercy,” Justice Blokland said.

“This must have been like a form of ongoing torture for the deceased because of the time and the pain involved in the various types of assault.

“All because you have something deeply embedded in your personality that makes you want to control your domestic partner and, in this case, punish them when you cannot coerce them into doing what you want.”

In handing Nawirridj a 12-year jail sentence over the senseless killing, Justice Blokland acknowledged the apparent futility of seeking to answer the question she posed through the courts.

“This is yet another case of an Aboriginal woman being killed by her partner, who in the lead up to the offending, has manifested a controlling nature — it is difficult to know why (and) it is difficult to see how your attitude to women and relationships will be changed,” she said.

“With the incarceration rate of Aboriginal people being so high and previous sentences of imprisonment, in this case and other like cases, not appearing to reduce the rates of violence to women, it is to some extent regrettable that the only option is for time in prison, but in this case it really is the only option.

“This time you killed her, you do not deserve to walk among us for some time.”

Nawirridj also pleaded guilty to setting fire to his partner’s car and threatening to torch a petrol station on the same day and will be eligible for parole in eight years.

Tough words but 12 years?

shatterzzz
December 16, 2021 4:29 pm

if you can sign onto Stan, then start watching Yellowstone

All down to taste .. I’m a fan of Costner movies so watched YELLOWSTONE .. 1st season .. average .. 2nd .. so-so .. 3rd .. enuf is enuf! .. far too Americanized for me .. state politics and, general, way of life for the “cowboy” elite left me for dead …..!

EvilElvis
EvilElvis
December 16, 2021 4:31 pm

They’re marinating in their new daddy, Big Government, which means they no longer have to rely on relationships with actual men to live in the manner to which they’re accustomed.

Add to that the quasi government corporates who push for gender quotas with no productivity gains work wise, just productivity gains instaho lifestyle wise. I’ve never seen so many duckbills on a site and not a feather to be seen.

Figures
Figures
December 16, 2021 4:31 pm

Covid stuff for the very elderly is an entirely different matter. For them it potentially IS a death sentence.

And the Right can’t understand why the Left always wins.

Seriously, what is so hard about saying “it’s all bullshit. There’s no virus and only retards say otherwise. The covid vaccines can’t work for anyone, anywhere and neither can any other vaccine. Forget mandating vaccines, it should be lifetime in prison for anybody who administers any vaccine of any kind”?

The Left say things they know are abject nonsense because they know it shifts the Overton window. The Right are petrified of taking sensible ideas to their even more sensible logical conclusion because someone might call them an “extremist”. Of course, they get called an “extremist” anyway.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 16, 2021 4:32 pm

Just coincidence that one sapphist replaces another on the RN morning program. All in the name of diversity.

Are all of their presenters binary?

They seem to demand quotas elsewhere else, but the ‘bepaunched middle-aged owners of penises in the lolita costume and the clumsily daubed poster-colour make up’ demographic is sorely underserviced.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
December 16, 2021 4:35 pm

deprivation of painkillers after surgery

It also happened to Mrs OSC recently johanna.
Always accompanied by an excuse blaming the system – doctor not available to sign off on it, shift changeover, oh it’s not entered into the COW (computer on wheels), pharmacy was closed when we finally got around to getting it for you……I could go on.

jupes
jupes
December 16, 2021 4:35 pm

“With the incarceration rate of Aboriginal people being so high and previous sentences of imprisonment, in this case and other like cases, not appearing to reduce the rates of violence to women, it is to some extent regrettable that the only option is for time in prison, but in this case it really is the only option.

If you sentence them to only 12 years (where they will serve what? Six?) for beating a woman to death, then it’s no surprise when more women are beaten to death.

You fucking idiot. How do such morons get to be a judge?

Pogria
Pogria
December 16, 2021 4:36 pm

Cassie, hang in there. I had bilateral knee surgery two years ago. I wanted it over and done with. For the first week after, I wished I was dead. I seriously was sorry I had it done. After a week, I realised it was worth it.
I feel for you though because of all you have gone through on top of the surgery. That blows. As everyone says, hang in there because this time when you cross paths with Sharma, you will be able to wield your crutches to great effect!

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2021 4:38 pm

And the Bear is only right one time too

Awww shucks. I take it all back.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2021 4:40 pm

Following some Australian Crawl lyrics on Spotify. I still don’t understand them.

shatterzzz
December 16, 2021 4:42 pm

Tough words but 12 years?

The lettuce leaf of Oz justice never wilts just the marinate solution varies from p*** weak to tepid ..!

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
December 16, 2021 4:43 pm

Bushkid says:
December 16, 2021 at 9:52 am

re: Bird Eating Spiders

Wakool River, NSW approximately 1968.
Pristine red gum forest area.
Still haunts me to see this huge web with birds hanging.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 4:44 pm

You’ve been hanging with a nasty set of people?

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
December 16, 2021 4:45 pm

Best wishes Cassie for a quick recovery from the surgery, and some karma to visit the stupid, stupid people and the system.
If the weight of good vibes coming your way from the denizens of the Cat is any measure, you’ll be running a marathon in no time.

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 4:47 pm

The haircutting thing is a form of identification of the unvaxxed and shaming. It is there to belittle and “other” the poorly groomed person, to make them feel unkempt and unwanted.

It is DELIBERATE.

They can’t put a badge on you yet, so it’s the next best thing.

It is particularly embarrassing for women, kind of the opposite of the ‘45 haircut Lizzie was threatened with because “collaborator”.

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 4:49 pm

You’ve been hanging with a nasty set of people?

The worst!

Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 4:51 pm

Calli:

In my B*tch #36.5 for today, I will draw your attention to my hairdressers of the past 8 years. These complete and utter tossers now require proof of vaxx for a haircut. They can take a flying leap. They are now dead to me.

Valid bitch, Calli.
Do ya want a T shirt?
I’ll send it via the local Post Office for pickup so I don’t get your address.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 16, 2021 4:51 pm

If you sentence them to only 12 years (where they will serve what? Six?) for beating a woman to death, then it’s no surprise when more women are beaten to death.

My suspicion is that he would not be reformed by a more severe sentence. In prison he will be a volatile and violent thug as well. He is more likely to be killed in prison, prey to someone very much like him but who has a momentary advantage first. In prison or out he is still a menace.

But when he comes out in 12 years (or six) he will be back among people much weaker than him, and he will take his toll. Again.

Frankly the best thing would be to keep him locked up as long as possible, but the logic to justify it would be invisible to the justice system, I suspect. So he would quickly enough appeal a longer sentence. Well, his lawyers paid from the public purse would.

As for the judge – she may have been earnest, or she might have been doing that thing where judges are shaken to the core by something in front of them, but as soon as the case is concluded and the people leave the courtroom they forget it entirely as if it never happened.

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 4:52 pm

This place has nothing on school Mothers’ Club.

Brutal.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2021 4:56 pm

HB Bear, Pat is the husband.

You can tell because shes the one with the fat fingers *

*Well hung in sapphic terms.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 16, 2021 5:00 pm

Why is my entire comment in quotes?

How bizarre!

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 5:01 pm

Not specifically referring to the case mentioned above, but a problem with domestic violence is hybristophilia.
.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
December 16, 2021 5:01 pm

Dot says:
December 16, 2021 at 4:44 pm

You’ve been hanging with a nasty set of people?

LOL

I shot the spider.

Probably destroyed a unique, and maybe the last, poor little beastie.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 16, 2021 5:01 pm

Following some Australian Crawl lyrics on Spotify. I still don’t understand them.

Ah, you read them as they were sung then.

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