Open Thread – Mon 13 Dec 2021


Sacred and Profane Love, Giovanni Baglione, 1602

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Gab
Gab
December 16, 2021 5:06 pm

Aussie dad from WA now diagnosed with myo-pericarditis after 2nd jab.

”Your playing Russian Roulette with these vaxines.. Some people get very ill, some are okay, some die. You just don’t know what you’re getting”.

https://tinyurl.com/mwej9jhn

Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 5:07 pm

Roger:

9NEWS: ‘Catastrophic’ fire danger as heatwave set to sweep Australia

It’s all about instilling a sense of alarm and imminent doom in the populace. Then presenting them in a series. Do not allow the people to get over the last crisis before the next one is beamed into their living room.
It’s about getting a panic going. Just like it’s not the first lightning strike that sends the herds running, it takes a sustained, steadily increasing drumbeat of shocks before they finally panic.
I’m wondering what the next one will be?
A drought?
A flood?
If it’s a flood, I’d best be off to Bunnings for some wood.* **
Many, many cubits of wood.
*And make sure this time I don’t forget the bloody unicorns.
**Remove the armadillos from the “Must be saved” list.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2021 5:08 pm

re: Bird Eating Spiders

Not a spider to be seen at Cafe Bruce. Revenge is sweet.

The noisies have cleaned out all the small spiders and I found one of the kookas happily crunching a huntsman the other day. No eastern greys and no orb spiders either.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2021 5:09 pm

Mother Lode

One of Mr Darlryples better articles he has a bit about how a chronic wife beater is explaining how she makes him do it and he loses control.
He makes the observation the prisoner seems able to restrain himself very well when presented with warders/police and anyone else he cant physically overpower.

Ill see if i can find it.

cohenite
December 16, 2021 5:11 pm

A couple of commentators expressing dissatisfaction with Yellowstone. That’s ok, a few also don’t like Viking cut fillet steak.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 5:11 pm

The Pack & Send fiasco continues.

It isn’t their fault now, but the local couriers.

Why must I suffer incompetent human detritus?

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 5:12 pm

Viking cut

Sounds like something made up in the last ten years, i.e. fake and gay.

Or, surprise me. Tell me it is most excellent.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2021 5:13 pm

hybristophilia

Was it a hybrid variety of pot plant Weinstein was abusing?

The things you learn on this blog.

/yes i know… he loves me because he beats me when hes scared ill go away….

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 5:13 pm

“Bone in scotch fillet”

You millennial chowder head, cohenite.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 16, 2021 5:14 pm

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

That is a new one.

I wonder if the word hybristophilia is cognate with hubris – the Greek character ‘y’ being connected to the sound of English ‘u’.

John H.
John H.
December 16, 2021 5:15 pm

Top Endersays:
December 16, 2021 at 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?”

It is because of racism. Prior to whitey arriving aboriginal women were revered as the givers of life, love, and liberty. The men were subjugated and only allowed to be near women for conception purposes, they had to deposit their semen into a emu egg which the women used to inseminate themselves. Men had to satisfy their lust through homosexual behavior and if they approached a woman without permission they were summarily castrated.

I read about the news report DV earlier today. Not one reference to aboriginal men being held accountable. It was because of racism and police discriminating against aboriginal women complaining of DV that the problem is so bad. The threat of castration would be a far better deterrent and is much cheaper than jail.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 5:16 pm

Hooperbowel?

Cripes this is confusing.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2021 5:18 pm

This one has all the chapters of “life at the bottom”.
Well worth a read.

https://winteryknight.com/2011/02/18/read-theodore-dalrymples-life-at-the-bottom-online-for-free/

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 5:18 pm

The men were subjugated and only allowed to be near women for conception purposes, they had to deposit their semen into a emu egg which the women used to inseminate themselves. Men had to satisfy their lust through homosexual behavior and if they approached a woman without permission they were summarily castrated.

Why do I get the feeling a smart Aboriginal bloke who stockpiled emu eggs would be called an incel and be mocked for not engaging in lots of sodomy and fellatio?

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 5:19 pm

The red bearded, bald Aboriginal remarked “Emu eggs gents, they’re the champagne of victory”…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 5:20 pm

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

Pass on all good wishes, please, Squire.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 5:20 pm

It’s all about instilling a sense of alarm and imminent doom in the populace.

I used to laugh at people complaining about television or “TV”, but they were right all along.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2021 5:24 pm

The red bearded, bald Aboriginal remarked “Emu eggs gents, they’re the champagne of victory”…

Father jizzmas?*

*Dont click on link unless you wish to lose the last, tiny shed of hope you had for the human race.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 5:26 pm

“Pretend one of them got shot in the face”

Nope, but I’m dead laughing.

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Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 5:27 pm

Oh god.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 5:27 pm

The men were subjugated and only allowed to be near women for conception purposes, they had to deposit their semen into a emu egg which the women used to inseminate themselves.

Is this from Bruce Pascoe’s new book?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 16, 2021 5:28 pm

Oh
god.

No its Jizzus Christ…

shatterzzz
December 16, 2021 5:28 pm

We IS ALL IN THIS TOGETHER …. LOL!
https://ibb.co/dLRmr0J

Tom
Tom
December 16, 2021 5:31 pm

The worst!

Always makes me laugh out loud, Calli. Ta.

Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 5:34 pm

Sancho:

Just don’t get all foot-stampy and adopt the milk-jug stance when I don’t.

Otherwise known as the ‘teapot stance’ from Elizabethan theatre.
Both hands on hips is the ‘double teapot’.

cohenite
December 16, 2021 5:38 pm

“Bone in scotch fillet”

You millennial chowder head, cohenite.

You forgot thick cut. That regime of yogurt, kale and all bran has obviously warped your dietary discretion.

Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 5:45 pm

Dover O’Beach:

Interestingly, he also says that bleach in a diluted form is good to use as a mouth wash too in such cases. You will recall Trump being pilloried for mentioning this possibility.

The normal saline solution used for nasal irrigation as part of home treatment is essentially the same as bleach only at 0.9% much weaker.
I’ll leave it to Bruce to discuss the difference between sodium hypochlorite and sterilising solutions such as Miltons solution and sea water.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
December 16, 2021 5:47 pm

“My mom always said the jab was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 16, 2021 5:47 pm

Adem Somyurek MP
@AdemSomyurek
·
1h
First item on the agenda every Cabinet meeting is the size of Dans online performance. It is a ritual that bores all ministers and interferes with the business of government. But ministers shut up – lest they offend the mad king. Dans private office contains a social media unit.

An inadequate weird prick.
Needs psychological help not power.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
December 16, 2021 5:48 pm

Needs the correct image to be a proper meme.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
December 16, 2021 5:50 pm

How hard would it be to show discord among Andrew’s cabinet or party members? A mutiny is way overdue!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2021 5:56 pm

I’ll leave it to Bruce to discuss the difference between sodium hypochlorite and sterilising solutions such as Miltons solution and sea water.

Winston – It’s after knock off time so I won’t. 😀

I do however think Lister was onto something with his carbolic acid (ie. phenol) nebulizer. Theatre surgeries might well be better sterilized in such a system, especially in these days of MRSA, although the theatre team might need to wear activated carbon masks to protect their lungs. Which beat stupid blue paper “surgical” masks.

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 5:57 pm

Always makes me laugh out loud, Calli.

If you’re a child of the 50’s and 60’s, you’ve seen these women, Tom. You recognise them.

They lay in wait for poor unsuspecting mites in every Sunday School in the land, terrifyingly corseted, sensible shoed, hatted and handbagged. Small boys and naughty girls were skewered with their gimlet eyes and reproved with much shaking of blue rinsed heads.

Fast forward a few years and the Sunday School teacher was a lass from the youth fellowship, long blonde hair and miniskirt or a young blade with sideburns and motorbike.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 5:58 pm

An inadequate weird prick.
Needs psychological help not power.

Gez, did you see that soft interview he gave some friendly podcast which was reported in the Age?
Banging on about his daily Kung Flu pressers drawing viewer numbers “past Premiers could only dream about”.
So.
Any incentive to not keep them going?
Particularly when no-one asks awkward questions.
I predict a bout of Relevance Deprivation Syndrome after Christmas, which we will all pay for.

Bons
December 16, 2021 6:00 pm

Cassie, from one hospital cot to another, best wishes and congatulations. I would never have coped with your experience.
This lot have been fanatically procedural but generally pretty good. A couple seem to be begging for QLD to go full berserk but only a few.
What is surprising is the total lack of doubt or questioning. I haven’t bothered to express any disbelief because they would think I was joking, or more probably, losing it. Which is interesting given that last week’s local demo had a very heavy health industry presence.
It’s a bit like living inside a morning TV show.
Bon courage Maam.

Tom
Tom
December 16, 2021 6:01 pm

NKP, like all psychopaths, Daniel Andrews worked out in his childhood that he could get his way by bullying people. It was self-fulfilling: he needed to get his way by coercion because, unlike normal people, he is a psychopath.

He needs to be locked up. Humouring him is exactly the wrong strategy, but exactly the right strategy for the weaklings in the state ALP who Andrews, being a psychopath, finds himself surrounded by.

They are afraid of him. Neat trick.

Old bloke
Old bloke
December 16, 2021 6:06 pm

calli says:
December 16, 2021 at 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 are just creating a Nazarite community.

Numbers 61:5:
During the entire period of their Nazirite vow, no razor may be used on their head. They must be holy until the period of their dedication to the Lord is over; they must let their hair grow long.

All the bureaucrats have to do now is ban the unvaxxed from entering a pub or a bottle shop and their Nazarite vow is complete.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2021 6:11 pm

Who is that masked man?

Brad Hazzard urges face mask wearing ahead of Christmas ‘mad rush’ as Omicron COVID-19 cases surge (16 Dec)

Ok, yes, wearing useless masks to not stop a virus roughly equal to the common cold is a fairly harmless recommendation. But it illustrates how NSW pollies have their nuts in a vise right now with stalking omicron terrifying the Karens while the fed-up ordinary people are ready with baseball bats on any hint of another stupid lockdown.

Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 6:13 pm

Calli:

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.

Administration is watching and noting who stops virtue clapping first.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 6:14 pm

Gabsays:
December 16, 2021 at 5:06 pm
Aussie dad from WA now diagnosed with myo-pericarditis after 2nd jab.

”Your playing Russian Roulette with these vaxines.. Some people get very ill, some are okay, some die. You just don’t know what you’re getting”.

Darwinism.

C.L.
C.L.
December 16, 2021 6:17 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

Most lesbian tweet ever.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 6:22 pm

C.L.says:
December 16, 2021 at 6:17 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

Most lesbian tweet ever.

The word ‘partner’ came in when the homoglobo revolution gained pace. This is a word I refuse to use, other than in a business case.

Indolent
Indolent
December 16, 2021 6:23 pm
Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 6:25 pm

Boambee John:

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?

It’s instructive watching the scenario unfold, but only for the sane.
Turn off the TV and regain your common sense.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Patricia Karvelas is one for whom Covid & Lockdown has meant little more than the novelty of working her way through the cookbook collection & pinning by the phone a list of takeaway restaurants, then devising a personal rating system and seeing how long it takes to tick them all off.

All the while continuing to have her bank account regularly injected with deposits of the salary of an ABC Brahmin.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 6:28 pm

but exactly the right strategy for the weaklings in the state ALP who Andrews, being a psychopath, finds himself surrounded by.

They are afraid of him. Neat trick.

One of the prime personality traits of devious pricks like him is compromise.
Somyurek talked about them all being forced to sign the RedShirts forms which in effect implicates them in the fraud.
The form for Dan’s electoral office?
Never signed or shredded the minute everyone left the meeting.
He would have stacks of these little blackmail pearls, along with regulation “goat photo” stuff.
Does anyone think that it was a coincidence that his factional enemy Somyurek was the only one targeted by the Age/Nein when every member of the ALP branch-stacks?

Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 6:31 pm

Rabz:

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

So, you’re having a party and you didn’t invite me?
Then you missed out on my famous act of standing in the corner with a lampshade over my head.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2021 6:31 pm

No pot of gold for the leprechaun.

Qantas flags upcoming $1.1 billion loss (16 Dec)

Qwerty Airlines deserves to go broke.

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 6:32 pm

That was you Winston?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2021 6:40 pm
Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 6:41 pm

Mother Lode:

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.

If he is hung, his future victims will be safe. They will no longer be dependent on the legal system for their safety.
Get it now?

Old bloke
Old bloke
December 16, 2021 6:44 pm

Winston Smith says:
December 16, 2021 at 6:31 pm

So, you’re having a party and you didn’t invite me?
Then you missed out on my famous act of standing in the corner with a lampshade over my head.

That could get rather awkward when someone gropes around in the dark looking for the light switch.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 6:47 pm

If he is hung, his future victims will be safe. They will no longer be dependent on the legal system for their safety.
Get it now?

That was the argument trotted out when the death penalty was abolished – murderers would spend the rest of their lives in gaol.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2021 6:49 pm

ScoMo joins gang green.

Petroleum exploration license rejected (16 Dec)

…petroleum exploration permit known as PEP11 … allows permit holder Advent Energy to explore almost 5,000 square kilometres of water stretching from Wollongong to Newcastle.

The Prime Minister has ruled out the proposal after it faced strong community opposition including from government MPs Jason Falinski and Dave Sharma.

And I bet you’ll panic when gas prices go into orbit, jerk, like they’re doing in Europe. Sheesh.

Bons
December 16, 2021 6:55 pm

Great news. Getting out of hospital earlier than forecast.
I haven’t cancelled my flight to see the kids for Christmas. Also great news.
Now watch Chant and the Ukranian F it U.
Time to be a fatalist. Whatever happens I get to see the kids – the rest is noise.

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
December 16, 2021 6:59 pm

One thing that Covid has exposed is the complete incompetence of Government Public Health Systems.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
December 16, 2021 7:00 pm

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

Dear Cassie what a torment, why is it taking days when a rapid antigen test takes 15 minutes? Do they have to run through the multiple cycles? I am so sick of this shit !!! and Cassie your discomfort must be off the scale. How degrading, the indignity is what they love to impose, they must feel so good. There is little wonder in my mind that Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen were made real —

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

That was the argument trotted out when the death penalty was abolished – murderers would spend the rest of their lives in gaol.

If capital punishment is reinstated & they’re hanged, they’ll still be spending the rest of their lives in jail.

Works for everybody!

Bons
December 16, 2021 7:05 pm

The Tassie fatal accident is so apalling it defies comment.
Without in any way downplaying the horror for all involved, let’s watch the bureaucrat/pollie/media response. Ban, regulate, prosecute, (not bureaucrats), new oversight bodies, disgusting tearful journo interviews, scapegoat, slander, squillion dollar inquiries, callous political hits, etc.
Guaranteed to make a terrible situation unbearable.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 7:08 pm

Works for everybody!

Wasn’t there a rather notorious murder case in Queensland, way back when, when a young girl was murdered in circumstances that had a retired detective ringing the officers working on the case, and recalling “I worked on a similar case, back in the day. The murderer was sentenced to be hanged, but the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.” The offender had been released…….

There certainly was, in Western Australia – a murderer, sentenced to be hanged, the sentence commuted to life imprisonment, he was released, and went on to take another life…

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 7:17 pm

Really, we’re going Airbus?

Qantas has lodged the biggest aircraft order in Australia’s aviation history with European manufacturer Airbus in a major blow to Boeing and its tainted 737 Max model.

The 134 A320neo and A220 jets will replace Qantas’s existing domestic fleet of Boeing 737s and 717s over the next decade.

Considered the workhorses of the Qantas fleet, the Boeings have an average age of 14 years. Along with the 165 aircraft on order from Jetstar, the Qantas Group will have the option to take delivery of up to 299 aeroplanes from Airbus, leaving Boeing out in the cold.

Qantas boss Alan Joyce said it was a close competition between the two big manufacturers and Brazil’s Embraer to refresh the airline’s hardworking domestic fleet.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 7:17 pm

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”.

Any one of the bush lawyers in the Cat able to explain why this charming specimen was charged with “manslaughter”
and not “murder?”

FlyingPigs
FlyingPigs
December 16, 2021 7:23 pm

There are proven sick animals that kill people, and currently in gaol, who should be shot out of hand.

That the farking mong that drove his car down Burke Street Mall is still alive is an affront and an indictment on VikPols, VikLaw and VikJudges.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2021 7:23 pm

Just had some history fun regarding this story in Ncl local news, which is meritorious.

MEDALS RETURNED: FAMILY REUNITED WITH WAR MEDALS ALMOST 40 YEARS LATER (16 Dec)

Curiously the report tells of the lady’s dad who had his medals stolen. He is reported to be 84. But all six are WW2 service medals, which means he would’ve been quite young at the time (lots of RAF servicemen were conscripted from kindergarten). I suspect they are his dad’s medals.

My fun was working out each of the medals. They are:

– 1939–1945 Star (Battle of Britain or Bomber Command)
– Burma Star (Pacific)
– Africa Star (8th Army or 1st Army or North Africa 1942–43)
– War Medal 1939–1945
– Australia Service Medal
– New Zealand War Service Medal

Quite a story in all of those. I’d guess Mr Cutts senior served in the RAF, RAAF and maybe even the RNZAF. Well done that man.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 7:25 pm

FlyingPigssays:
December 16, 2021 at 7:23 pm
There are proven sick animals that kill people, and currently in gaol, who should be shot out of hand.

That the farking mong that drove his car down Burke Street Mall is still alive is an affront and an indictment on VikPols, VikLaw and VikJudges.

Some people need taking out. Eg: Fascist dictators, megalomania hunchbacks etc

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 7:27 pm

JCsays:
December 16, 2021 at 7:17 pm
Really, we’re going Airbus?

Qantas has lodged the biggest aircraft order in Australia’s aviation history with European manufacturer Airbus in a major blow to Boeing and its tainted 737 Max model.

The 134 A320neo and A220 jets will replace Qantas’s existing domestic fleet of Boeing 737s and 717s over the next decade.

Considered the workhorses of the Qantas fleet, the Boeings have an average age of 14 years. Along with the 165 aircraft on order from Jetstar, the Qantas Group will have the option to take delivery of up to 299 aeroplanes from Airbus, leaving Boeing out in the cold.

Qantas boss Alan Joyce said it was a close competition between the two big manufacturers and Brazil’s Embraer to refresh the airline’s hardworking domestic fleet.

Gay Leprechaun Airlines will go broke if everyone keeps panicking over the flu.

I guess every cloud has a silver lining.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 7:33 pm

JCsays:

December 16, 2021 at 7:17 pm

Really, we’re going Airbus?

Nah.
They’ll cancel next year and order Boeing just to piss off Macaroon.
It’s the Australian way.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 16, 2021 7:33 pm

All this talk about masks not woking, I give up. I was replacing the torn fly screen today with chain link fencing, seems to work ok. The mozzies bump into the chain link stunning themselves and I squash them. Exactly the same way the virus cant get through the masks. I don’t know what all the fuss is.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 7:36 pm

Coalition to build Indigenous voice from ground up

Paige Taylor
Indigenous Affairs Correspondent, WA Bureau Chief
@paigeataylor
31 minutes ago December 16, 2021
10 Comments

The Morrison government will start building an Indigenous voice from the ground up after cabinet agreed to form 35 regional and local groups that will be part of a national body.

The Coalition decided not to move immediately to the establishment of a national voice after considering the final report of the Voice’s senior advisory group led by Marcia Langton and Tom Calma.

That report, presented to government in July and due to be released on Friday, recommends the regional and local groups should be established first.

It means there is no possibility the Morrison government will attempt to legislate a voice before the next election. Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt had previously said he wanted a voice before the poll.

Instead, the Morrison government will appoint a local and regional voice establishment group to work with government to form the 35 local and regional voice bodies. The government will also hold discussions with states, territories and local governments about their role in establishing and supporting the various regional and local groups.

The current blueprint for the voice is the result of work by 52 prominent Australians, most of them Indigenous, followed by a public consultation period that took feedback and suggestions from 9400 people and organisations.

The Morrison government has made no commitment to put the Indigenous voice in the constitution, as called for in the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart. However, the final report on what an Indigenous voice should look like notes significant support for constitutional enshrinement during the public consultation period in the first half of this year.

Professors Langton and Calma write in the report that “we were not surprised by the growing support for constitutional enshrinement that was particularly evident in submissions”.

They and others in the voice co-design groups write in the final report: “We heard many practical and principled reasons supporting the enshrinement of an Indigenous Voice in the Australian Constitution, including that it would be the best way to protect an Indigenous Voice against abolition, enhance its effectiveness and recognise the unique place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our nation.”

“Security and longevity for an Indigenous Voice were crucial elements of feedback received across the consultation process. The task for government is to consider how the Indigenous Voice will be protected.”

The final voice report recommends a national voice would ultimately have 24 members, comprising two members from each state and territory, as well as the Torres Strait Islands.

The report stresses the importance of representation for Indigenous people from remote areas, with an extra member of the voice from remote NSW, remote Northern Territory, remote Queensland, remote Western Australia and remote South Australia and one member for mainland Torres Strait Islander people.

“There is a large body of evidence that shows that local empowerment leads to better outcomes in all social indicators. It also provides a clear pathway for community voices to be considered in the advice that can inform decisions made at the national level,” the report states.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 7:37 pm

Hate to break it to you Razey, but Qaintarse is one of the solidest airlines in the world (ignoring “national carriers”).
If it goes broke, there will be a lot of other airlines on the bonfire before Q.

MatrixTransform
December 16, 2021 7:37 pm

Is this from Bruce Pascoe’s new book?

no, it’s brand new science

Gab
Gab
December 16, 2021 7:40 pm

Is it the case that from now on Officeworks and Bunnings will now no longer require shoppers to show their medical passport in Vic?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2021 7:40 pm

“There is a large body of evidence that shows that local empowerment leads to better outcomes in all social indicators. It also provides a clear pathway for community voices to be considered in the advice that can inform decisions made at the national level,” the report states.

My buzzword bingo card just melted.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 16, 2021 7:43 pm

Tassie school accident now up to five deaths, according to the Hobart Mercury.

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 7:47 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.

The chief principle in sentencing is – or rather, was – the satisfaction of justice, or, in layman’s terms, the punishment must fit the crime. Deterrence naturally results from this sound regime (not absolute deterrence, for there will always be murderers who act in a fit of rage or because they think they will get away with it), but the general deterrence that results from an increased respect for the law and the fear of the consequences of breaking it).

By abandoning this principle, liberals have inflicted untold misery on human beings.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 16, 2021 7:47 pm

No censorship?

The NT News story: ‘Abominable, unforgivable’: Man jailed for brutal Mindil Beach manslaughter had nine comments under it, one of them mine, most of them saying that 12 years was not enough etc.

Now back to two mild comments only. Judge on the phone?

cohenite
December 16, 2021 7:47 pm

Any one of the bush lawyers in the Cat able to explain why this charming specimen was charged with “manslaughter”
and not “murder?”

Mens Rea. No intent. But there is a species of homicide where the act is so reckless and violent that by a reasonable standard death can be inferred as the inevitable result and the act accrues the same status as murder.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 16, 2021 7:48 pm

9NEWS: ‘Catastrophic’ fire danger as heatwave set to sweep Australia

North Pacific currently has an unseasonal Cat 5 Typhoon near PI and an invest in Gulf of Thailand off MY. Both interupting the usual cross equitorial flow. Once they dissapate the normal monsoonal wet season will commence. More BS from the usual suspects.

cohenite
December 16, 2021 7:50 pm

Anyone who believes in democracy should not listen to talkback radio or watch Mark Dice interviewing normal folk:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=4682249048487111

John H.
John H.
December 16, 2021 7:54 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
December 16, 2021 at 7:36 pm
Coalition to build Indigenous voice from ground up

Paige Taylor
Indigenous Affairs Correspondent, WA Bureau Chief
@paigeataylor
31 minutes ago December 16, 2021
10 Comments

The Morrison government will start building an Indigenous voice from the ground up after cabinet agreed to form 35 regional and local groups that will be part of a national body.

Optimistically there might be some rat cunning in this because forming local groups will allow different voices rather than the usual activist rabble.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 7:54 pm

Top Endersays:

December 16, 2021 at 7:43 pm

Tassie school accident now up to five deaths, according to the Hobart Mercury.

Entirely predictable and preventable.
This has happened before with improperly anchored inflatables.
Is it a case of another “expert” who was too smart for “all that OHS bullshit”?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 7:55 pm

Tassie school accident now up to five deaths, according to the Hobart Mercury.

Daily Mail is running the same story.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Bruce of Newcastlesays: December 16, 2021 at 7:23 pm

Just had some history fun regarding this story in Ncl local news, which is meritorious.
MEDALS RETURNED: FAMILY REUNITED WITH WAR MEDALS ALMOST 40 YEARS LATER (16 Dec)

Bruce, that’s an unusual set of medals.
The Africa Star & Burma Star are in the wrong order.
The New Zealand War Service Medal & the Australia Service Medal on the one set. Unless someone has a nugget of information to the contrary, I cannot see how this could happen any way other than at some stage during the war the recipient was discharged from one country’s armed forces & subsequently enlisted/commissioned into those of the other.

Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 7:56 pm

Old Bloke:

All the bureaucrats have to do now is ban the unvaxxed from entering a pub or a bottle shop and their Nazarite vow is complete.

Tomorrow in Qld, you may not enter a pub – one that I’ve been drinking at for 12 years now, unless one is injected with Fauci Holy Water.
And wearing sackcloth and carrying a bell to warn the annointed of my presence.*
Which is why I’m going tomorrow night.

*I may have misread that part.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 7:56 pm

Rockdoctorsays:
December 16, 2021 at 7:48 pm
9NEWS: ‘Catastrophic’ fire danger as heatwave set to sweep Australia

Holy shit! Better jab with the 4th booster!

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 7:59 pm

John H.says:
December 16, 2021 at 7:54 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
December 16, 2021 at 7:36 pm
Coalition to build Indigenous voice from ground up

You mean they will be able to complain when they are rounded up like cattle and jabbed?

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 8:02 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
December 16, 2021 at 7:55 pm
Tassie school accident now up to five deaths, according to the Hobart Mercury.

Daily Mail is running the same story.

Image in the hail storm if the vendor was – UN-VAX’D!!!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 16, 2021 8:09 pm

The term ‘doli incapax’ usually refers to a child between 10 and 14 being unable to commit a crime because it did not know whatever behaviour it used to land before the courts was wrong. It’s what they call a rebuttable presumption. A child between those ages can be found guilty of a crime if the court finds that the child knew the behaviour to be wrong.

Doli incapax then became almost a full defence for any indig kid in the NT, because the law-talkin’ guys worked out that they could say that kid’s mum was on the cans all the way through pregnancy. Bingo. Intellectual ‘disability’, no intent, not guilty.

They’ve started expanding the ages of doli incapax right up to adulthood now, and claiming that no matter old a crook is or what he or she has done, it’s not their fault because Mum was a pisswreck.

It’s a disgrace and fucking shameful. That bloke in Darwin slowly beat his missus to death for hours, then got her in the ocean, and then claimed she’d drowned. Should have got the mandatory 20 with zero parole, but got 12 on the bottom and out in eight. At best.

Our taxes at work.

Bushkid
Bushkid
December 16, 2021 8:10 pm

Cassie of Sydney says:
December 16, 2021 at 1:54 pm

It’s nuts to be treating a person double-jabbed as per requirements with their magic solution as though they are plague-ridden and a mortal danger to all and sundry – on the basis of a “casual” encounter with someone supposedly carrying the latest version of their ‘flu.

If they really cared about your status vis a vis the wuflu, why aren’t they doing rapid tests in hospitals, where I’d have thought speedy answers would be both necessary and advantageous to all. Common sense appears to be a vanishingly rare commodity in the “health” system.

We all know that none of this makes sense if you look at it from a genuine health perspective.

Stay on the up-side, Cassie. You’ll get through this and be back home soon.

Arky
December 16, 2021 8:11 pm

I have decided to hate everyone.
Progressive idiots. Stinking green thieving frauds with their transparent rorts. Beagle arse pounding libertarian cock smokers. Conservative tightwad law and order dimwit thickies. Judgement dodging atheists. Smirking sunshine optimist Christians. Old school Laborites who only came to their senses when their Marxist mates came for them with an axe. Vaccinated old biddies offended at being called the idiots they undoubtedly are. Unvaccinated depopulation conspiracy idiots. Conniving rich cunts. Lazy poor cunts. The middle class polite hypocrites. Working class gen X bogan tradie pricks with their Mc Fricking Mansions and tightwad refusal to pass their skills onto the young blokes so that everything now costs a bomb. The young blokes with their effeminate wankery and clueless shitfulness. Fucking boomers- buy every bloody house why don’t you. Whoever’s still living from the silent generation- you know the boomers might not have been so annoying if you had have actually explained the odd thing or two to them. Doctors- didn’t you pricks turn out to be clueless totalitarian fruits. Coppers- ditto. Politicians- just die already you swine. Retailers. Publicans, nurses, teachers, bus drivers and singer song writers. Idiot soldiers who spend the best part of their lives chasing bloody arabs when the pricks to worry about were right here.
Apologies to anyone I’ve missed.

Indolent
Indolent
December 16, 2021 8:19 pm

Taboo Truths about the Covid Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccines appear to be causing a global health disaster. There are so many warnings from all around the world. I’ll list just a few in this column. But the U.S. media remains silent. They’re as quiet as a church mouse. Why?

Japan’s Ministry of Health just announced that “the Moderna and Pfizer Covid vaccines could cause heart-related side effects in younger males.” Health experts in Japan have witnessed skyrocketing rates of myocarditis and pericarditis in young men and teenagers. And they’ve seen the same nonstop heart issues with middle-aged and older individuals.

All over America, and all over the world, cardiac arrest, heart inflammation and heart attack deaths are exploding. Young athletes are dropping right on the field; star soccer players in Europe are dropping dead in the middle of games; referees, coaches and even fans in the stands are having cardiac emergencies. It’s something no one has ever seen before. It’s an epidemic.

What do all these victims have in common? They’ve all been vaccinated.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 8:19 pm

You forgot antique car restorers.
They’re the worst.
Wasting the planet’s resources on some futile nostalgia trip.

Tom
Tom
December 16, 2021 8:20 pm

Really, we’re going Airbus?

JC, with the narrowbodies, it was a choice between 196os tech (Boeing 737) and 1980s tech (A320) plus the new-tech A220 (formerly the C series, which Airbus bought in 2018 from Canada’s undercapitalised Bombardier). The Airbuses (A320 + A220) are better planes; the 737 can compete only because a) it is fully written down and b) it squeezes them in like sardines – i.e., it allocates less seating space per passenger.

Plus, Qantas has always been seen as a Boeing airline, so it was able to extract a yuuuge discount from the frogs to get a foot in the door. QED.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 16, 2021 8:21 pm

Just checked it out…the maximum penalty for manslaughter in the NT is life.

Not 12 and out in 8.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 8:22 pm

Indolentsays:
December 16, 2021 at 8:19 pm
Taboo Truths about the Covid Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccines appear to be causing a global health disaster. There are so many warnings from all around the world. I’ll list just a few in this column. But the U.S. media remains silent. They’re as quiet as a church mouse. Why?

Japan’s Ministry of Health just announced that “the Moderna and Pfizer Covid vaccines could cause heart-related side effects in younger males.” Health experts in Japan have witnessed skyrocketing rates of myocarditis and pericarditis in young men and teenagers. And they’ve seen the same nonstop heart issues with middle-aged and older individuals.

All over America, and all over the world, cardiac arrest, heart inflammation and heart attack deaths are exploding. Young athletes are dropping right on the field; star soccer players in Europe are dropping dead in the middle of games; referees, coaches and even fans in the stands are having cardiac emergencies. It’s something no one has ever seen before. It’s an epidemic.

What do all these victims have in common? They’ve all been vaccinated.

Yeah, nahh, there just a bit anxious. lol 😉

Indolent
Indolent
December 16, 2021 8:24 pm
Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Apologies to anyone I’ve missed.

Farmers & Truckies seem to have evaded your ire.

rosie
rosie
December 16, 2021 8:28 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 8:28 pm

Yes, Tom.
The 737 design elastic band has been stretched too far.
The ground clearance/engine reconfig was a bridge too far.

MatrixTransform
December 16, 2021 8:29 pm

there might be some rat cunning

just rats?
no birds?

Indolent
Indolent
December 16, 2021 8:33 pm

Yeah, nahh, there just a bit anxious. lol

Did you actually read the article. I only quoted a bit of it.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 8:33 pm

rosiesays:
December 16, 2021 at 8:28 pm
us Mexico novavax trial

Will never be approved here. Our handlers have already purchased 7 jabs worth of the Pfizer poison – each.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 8:35 pm

Indolentsays:
December 16, 2021 at 8:33 pm
Yeah, nahh, there just a bit anxious. lol

Did you actually read the article. I only quoted a bit of it.

Im being facetious. All doctors have been told to treat heart problems from the clot shot as ‘anxiety’. Just look at the vid of the WA guy and how many doctors just waved him away.

Gab
Gab
December 16, 2021 8:35 pm

Guys, does anyone know that from now on Officeworks and Bunnings will no longer require shoppers to show their medical passport in Vic?

Bushkid
Bushkid
December 16, 2021 8:36 pm

CharlieP says:
December 16, 2021 at 3:01 pm

It seems to me there is a cohort of the well educated professional class that has an inexplicable mortal fear of this virus. I’d have thought they would have the access to enough serious scientific papers and information coming out from various reputable and practical sources around the world to be able to make a reasoned assessment of what’s happening.

If a little old lady like me in regional Queensland can find enough information to know that it’s not worth my while to have any of these jabs, and that this virus is not an automatic death sentence, then there is no excuse for them not being able to understand the same.

Flyingduk, an experienced doctor himself, said that even of those who encounter a full viral load, only about 20% will develop symptoms. Statistically, depending on age and co-morbidities, it seems that of that 20%, mostly less than 1% will die from it.

That’s hardly Black Death territory. Yet, here we are with CHOs and politicians running around like headless chooks, causing more harm than they are capable of understanding. If they truly believe what they’re doing is for the good and wellbeing of the population, they’re too incompetent to hold any public position at all. I wouldn’t even make them dog catcher or street sweeper.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 8:37 pm

Gabsays:
December 16, 2021 at 8:35 pm
Guys, does anyone know that from now on Officeworks and Bunnings will no longer require shoppers to show their medical passport in Vic?

Dunno. Don’t care. I’ll never purchase anything from the fascist k*nts ever again.

Indolent
Indolent
December 16, 2021 8:39 pm

Pandemic’s Great Divide

This is from the IPA, looking at the recent NSW council elections.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 8:41 pm

From the Bunnings website for Victorian stores:-

Vaccination status

Under the public health protections, customers will not be required to show proof of their vaccination status.

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 8:44 pm

Guys, does anyone know that from now on Officeworks and Bunnings will no longer require shoppers to show their medical passport in Vic?

Evidently they’ve been taking a hit in sales. Good.

Take your business to a freedom friendly family owned alternative regardless.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 8:44 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
December 16, 2021 at 8:41 pm
From the Bunnings website for Victorian stores:-

Vaccination status

Under the public health protections, customers will not be required to show proof of their vaccination status.

Please don’t use them. They need to be punished for supporting fascism.

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 8:45 pm

Thanks Tom.

If it ain’t Boeing I ain’t going

as Americans used to say.

Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 8:46 pm

BoN:

But it illustrates how NSW pollies have their nuts in a vise right now with stalking omicron terrifying the Karens while the fed-up ordinary people are ready with baseball bats on any hint of another stupid lockdown.

I wonder if any of our artistically minded brethren would do a Punch and Judy show on stage at the next demo?
The quickest way to deflate an overly inflated ego is by laughing at them.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 8:47 pm

Brand X hardware in my town hasn’t asked for vax status once.
Maybe it is just for familiar faces, I don’t know.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 8:47 pm

Dunno. Don’t care. I’ll never purchase anything from the fascist k*nts ever again.

It’s all in a good cause – you’re helping to fund my retirement.

P
P
December 16, 2021 8:47 pm

Indolentsays:
December 16, 2021 at 8:39 pm
Pandemic’s Great Divide

+ 100

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 8:48 pm

I was just answering Gab’s question.
Everyone can decide for themselves where they shop.

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 8:49 pm

Gab, I looked at Bourke St Officeworks, and this was on the site for that store:

COVID-19 conditions for this store

Proof of full vaccination if you’re over 12 years old
QR code check-in
Wearing a mask inside

It appears the virus is deadly for Victorian shoppers but not here in NSW.

Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 8:50 pm

Calli:

That was you Winston?

Damnation!
How did you guess?

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
December 16, 2021 8:51 pm

Warner gawn.

Housos desolated.

P
P
December 16, 2021 8:51 pm

Bushkidsays:
December 16, 2021 at 8:36 pm

here we are with CHOs and politicians running around like headless chooks, causing more harm than they are capable of understanding. If they truly believe what they’re doing is for the good and wellbeing of the population, they’re too incompetent to hold any public position at all. I wouldn’t even make them dog catcher or street sweeper.

Thank you Bushkid. Well said.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
December 16, 2021 8:51 pm

Sandpaper Smith strides manfully to the crease.

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 8:52 pm

I was just answering Gab’s question.
Everyone can decide for themselves where they shop.

But be aware of where the profits are going.

Most regional entres have family owned alternatives to the big box stores.

Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 8:52 pm

Old Bloke:

That could get rather awkward when someone gropes around in the dark looking for the light switch.

That’s why it’s my favorite party trick at nursey get togethers.

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 8:53 pm

All Melbourne Met Officeworks appear to be vaxx only.

Amazingly wicked virus! It can tell which state it’s in, also if you’re having your hair done or not.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 8:53 pm

We could get into that philosophical purity argument again and insist that people cleanse their houses and bread vans of Chinese components.

calli
calli
December 16, 2021 8:55 pm

Sandpaper Smith

😀

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 8:57 pm

I agree Roger.
I use Brand X Hardware because they are close, I get a discount and the staff know what they are doing.
But I have got someone to buy me something I needed from Bunnings because Brand X didn’t have it.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Rogersays: December 16, 2021 at 8:44 pm

Guys, does anyone know that from now on Officeworks and Bunnings will no longer require shoppers to show their medical passport in Vic?

Evidently they’ve been taking a hit in sales. Good.

Heh!

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 8:59 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
December 16, 2021 at 8:47 pm
Dunno. Don’t care. I’ll never purchase anything from the fascist k*nts ever again.

It’s all in a good cause – you’re helping to fund my retirement.

Not sure how. The saving I’m making are purchasing stocks. So, yeah, I’m helping to fund MY retirement but not giving my money these fascist k*nts.

Roger
Roger
December 16, 2021 8:59 pm

That IPA piece is pretty good.

But the kid responsible ought to get out of there asap before he becomes John Roskam.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
December 16, 2021 9:02 pm

Didn’t go to my previously usual Thursday pub as it is now a double jabberwok place now. Same for this following Sunday’s venue for a sub Branch meeting. Likewise the Surf Club.
Not having received an invite for anywhere else (cough rabz cough cough) got tickets for “Dune” on Sunday afternoon. Was staggered to find tickets have gone up to $9 for the pair of us
We turned the last tranche of out and about Service NSW dockets into Hoyts Vouchers. I shall be skolling Peronni during the show.
Life’s good. Staff are all I have to be nice to.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 9:03 pm

Not sure how. The saving I’m making are purchasing stocks. So, yeah, I’m helping to fund MY retirement but not giving my money these fascist k*nts.

Should have phased the issue more clearly – Westfarmers shares are part of my portfolio….

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Forecast for tomorrow (Forced-jab Friday)
The next pub along from me estimates his trade will drop about 40%, stone cold.
(He’s heavily into the young wanker market)

I don’t expect to lose much.
We’re going to have some issues with daytime regulars in the public bar. Many of these blokes have no idea how to demonstrate they’re vaccinated. Going to be a loooong day helping them out.

Main topic of discussion is nothing to do with vaccination, but how to survive the Gestapo.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2021 9:04 pm

Bruce, that’s an unusual set of medals.
The Africa Star & Burma Star are in the wrong order.

SATP – Yeah, noticed all that. But the set seems in good condition. Furthermore the story says he got replacements after the originals were stolen, which means the ADF were in the loop. I guessed the guy was a tactical airman in support of the 8th Army, then in Burma and thereafter locally here and/or NZ. Why the Burma and African medals are backwards I don’t know but maybe that is service timeline related. As I said there’s an interesting story in all of that.

C.L.
C.L.
December 16, 2021 9:09 pm

Great news. Getting out of hospital earlier than forecast.
I haven’t cancelled my flight to see the kids for Christmas. Also great news.
Now watch Chant and the Ukranian F it U.
Time to be a fatalist. Whatever happens I get to see the kids – the rest is noise.

Good news, Bons.
Enjoy!

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 16, 2021 9:09 pm

I haven’t QR coded in the local town shops for months.
My favourite burger and souvlaki place never took to the system or masks for that matter, champions of freedom and they get a lot of my cash.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 9:12 pm

Speaking of manslaughter.
If it turns out the jumping castle operator in Tassie has cut corners on tethering and/or ballast I’d be happy to see him become Martin Bryant’s boyfriend for the next 25 years.
Too many fucking gifted amateurs out there whose confidence outstrips their skills and intellect by an order of magnitude and others are put at risk as a result.

Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 9:13 pm

John H:

Optimistically there might be some rat cunning in this because forming local groups will allow different voices rather than the usual activist rabble.

No. The usual will happen – the local big man or his brother will get the chair and milk it for all it’s worth, and the poor buggers who are at the bottom of the food chain will remain there.
I watched one of the Big Men walk into the A&E at a remote hospital and demand to be seen ahead of the others. I told him to wait his turn and he told the rest of the patients to piss off. “Now I’m next” he smirked.
“So you are” says the Winston, and went for lunch.
His current girlfriend was on staff, pulling a wage, an unemployed benefit in her own name and another in her tribal name, while living in a guvvie house.
I still get as mad as hell when I think of this and the refusal of the government to do anything about it when I spoke to the Welfare mob about the fraud.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2021 9:13 pm

Warner gawn.

For 95.
Well done that bogan.

Haven’t been keeping track but from the scorecard earlier it looked like he and Marnus had seriously dug in against Jimmy and Broad, who were going for about a run an over in the first session. Good test match stuff, even if on the Adelaide airstrip.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 9:15 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
December 16, 2021 at 9:13 pm
Warner gawn.

For 95.
Well done that bogan.

Haven’t been keeping track but from the scorecard earlier it looked like he and Marnus had seriously dug in against Jimmy and Broad, who were going for about a run an over in the first session. Good test match stuff, even if on the Adelaide airstrip.

I watched a few minutes, but the sight of all those jabbertards made me sick. Turned it off.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 16, 2021 9:16 pm

Gez.
Fair to say that the diligence of shopkeepers in rural areas in enforcing the rules has been patchy (excluding the large corporates like Bunnings).
Some got a bit red-hot on it over Cup Weekend, wary of dibber-dobber Melbourne Karens no doubt.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 16, 2021 9:20 pm

The 737 design elastic band has been stretched too far.

Winston you’d probably remember those old B737. The engines were long and skinny like the old 707’s. I saw a few of them flying with airlines like Merpati and the engine clearences were more than enough. Especially at 3rd world airstrips.

I have been a passenger on B737’s landing in squalls and seen wings dipping almost into the ground before flight crew stabilise and engage thrust reverse. I’d imagine the B737-400 onwards would be a stickier situation in the same conditions.

As for QF going airbus, meh. So long as we don’t get any qf72 noseovers.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
December 16, 2021 9:21 pm

It pays to be very careful about some of the ancestor’s military stories.
Some years ago now I accessed the military records of a deceased old fellow for his widow. She told me he was an artillery officer and had served in the Middle East in WW2, including the siege of Tobruk, El Alamein and had many stories of derring-do in the desert war.

When I dug up his records from the National Archives, I found that he had never served overseas, was not an officer but an enlisted gunner for an artillery battery on Rottnest Island off Western Australia.

I told the old girl that his records had been lost or destroyed. I didn’t have the heart to shatter her memories of her hero hubby.

I have heard many similar stories since those days. There were a lot of bullshit artists from WW2 who could never have conceived of digitised records and access by anyone with a computer.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
December 16, 2021 9:21 pm

Arky,
Welcome to my club.
Well, almost. Like a girly man you apologised
Unless you were being ironic.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 16, 2021 9:22 pm

Coming to a High Court near you

Canada has pledged up to C$40bn ($31bn; £23.6bn) in compensation for indigenous children and families who suffered discrimination while in foster care.
In September, a top court upheld a 2016 ruling that the government underfunded First Nations services compared with those for non-indigenous children.
It ordered C$40,000 ($31,350; £23,340) payouts to each child who was in the on-reserve welfare system after 2006.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 16, 2021 9:22 pm

but the sight of all those jabbertards made me sick.

I won’t watch or listen to the coverage these days. Woke rubbish gets right up my nose.

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 9:23 pm

Someone told me the NSW health minister suggested NSW could see 25K cases a day by January. Dunno, but if this ends up being accurate , Victoria can’t be far behind. Would the Hunchback lock up again? I reckon he might.

Gab
Gab
December 16, 2021 9:24 pm

Thanks, guys. So the virus knows not to go to Bunnungs but instead goes to Officeworks. It really is a [[wicked, wily virus” as Dear Leader Dan would say daily.

Yes, avoiding both like a plague virus.

Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 9:25 pm

Indolent:

Why Are Hospitals and Courts STILL Blocking Effective Ivermectin Treatments, Even for Dying Covid Patients?

I’ve come to the conclusion – using the old method of removing the suppositions and embracing only the facts – that the ‘vaccine’ is being given for no other reason than to place something in our bodies we are not aware of.
Nothing else fits the facts.

Mater
December 16, 2021 9:26 pm

I have heard many similar stories since those days. There were a lot of bullshit artists from WW2 who could never have conceived of digitised records and access by anyone with a computer.

Not just the blokes themselves. Families sometimes like to flower things up a bit, too.

Hi Bob!

Winston Smith
December 16, 2021 9:28 pm

Arky:

I have decided to hate everyone.

What about people who get pissed at parties and wear lampshades on their heads?
Why are we being left out?
Universal condemnation should include everyone.
*snif*

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Why the Burma and African medals are backwards I don’t know but maybe that is service timeline related.

IIRC the WWII campaign stars are worn in an order of precedence unrelated to service eligibility timeline.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 9:29 pm

JCsays:
December 16, 2021 at 9:23 pm
Someone told me the NSW health minister suggested NSW could see 25K cases a day by January. Dunno, but if this ends up being accurate , Victoria can’t be far behind. Would the Hunchback lock up again? I reckon he might.

I hope so. No funding from the Feds. The 20% of people ilegally forced to get the poison are gonna go berserk.

C.L.
C.L.
December 16, 2021 9:29 pm

Daniel Andrews in quarantine. LOL.
Great vaccine.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 9:30 pm

It pays to be very careful about some of the ancestor’s military stories.

Cite you the “fine old family” who made much of their grandfathers service during the First World War. It subsequently emerged that he had been “sent home” without hearing a shot fired in anger, for catching a dose of V.D. from a Cairo whore…

Mater
December 16, 2021 9:34 pm

IIRC the WWII campaign stars are worn in an order of precedence unrelated to service eligibility timeline.

Don’t get too wrapped up about it. It all comes down to the competency of the medal mounters, and they come in all shades. Many even mount the Siege of Tobruk Medal (unofficial) on official racks.

I can’t comment on the validity of the medals, but I wouldn’t make any judgement based con shitty mounting.

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 9:34 pm

Telstra is a disgusting organization. It’s the most incompetent firm in Australia and the CEO is a worthless turd. He’s such a freaking phony too. Google excerpts of his bio suggest he’s a Harvard grad and so does Telstra’s bio on him. He’s not though. He’s not a Harvard graduate because all he did was attend the summer program for dummies who pay up and pretend they went to Harvard. Support is non existent unless one considers third world support to be useful.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 9:36 pm

Matersays:
December 16, 2021 at 9:26 pm
I have heard many similar stories since those days. There were a lot of bullshit artists from WW2 who could never have conceived of digitised records and access by anyone with a computer.

Not just the blokes themselves. Families sometimes like to flower things up a bit, too.

My Great grandfather was in the 1st AIF, 2 machine gun company (1st Machine Gun Battalion). Name is in the Shrine.

I was fuckn fuming when the filthy cops desecrated the site. Unforgivable.

Megan
Megan
December 16, 2021 9:36 pm

Just catching up on my Cat Scanning and so sorry to hear of your ridiculous ordeal, Cassie. So very sorry that its come to this. And, most likely, it is no longer about the science or actual safety, it’s about ticking a checkbox off a stupid list.

Wishing you a rapid and easier road to getting better!

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2021 9:37 pm

Pedro

I have heard many similar stories since those days. There were a lot of bullshit artists from WW2 who could never have conceived of digitised records and access by anyone with a computer.

Allegedly, in the early noughties, Archives were working to digitise and publish all the WW II records on-line (they had done this for the WW I records earlier). The project went on hold for a while, after complaints from some of the old blokes, certain medical records were a bit embarrassing.

C.L.
C.L.
December 16, 2021 9:38 pm

It pays to be very careful about some of the ancestor’s military stories.
Some years ago now I accessed the military records of a deceased old fellow for his widow. She told me he was an artillery officer and had served in the Middle East in WW2, including the siege of Tobruk, El Alamein and had many stories of derring-do in the desert war.

When I dug up his records from the National Archives, I found that he had never served overseas, was not an officer but an enlisted gunner for an artillery battery on Rottnest Island off Western Australia.

I told the old girl that his records had been lost or destroyed. I didn’t have the heart to shatter her memories of her hero hubby.

I have heard many similar stories since those days. There were a lot of bullshit artists from WW2 who could never have conceived of digitised records and access by anyone with a computer.

Well done, Pedro, keeping the truth to yourself.
I’ve looked at many records at the AWM. The truth is, war was messy on many levels and often traumatic in different ways. For example, I researched one fellow (no relation) who never made it to the war in 1916. When the transport ship he was aboard crossed the equator, the hijinks of a Crossing The Line ritual led to an accident that caused him a very serious head injury. He was invalided out of any further service. I researched his subsequent life which bore the hallmarks of a man who never recovered.

Another common thing to find in WWI records is Diggers contracting VD.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
December 16, 2021 9:38 pm

As long as nobody finds out I was really a Navy Victiallimg Clek atHMAS Harman discharged for unnatural acts with the wardroom Labrador.
Or was I?

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 16, 2021 9:40 pm

Expect I will be on takeaway coffee or instant for a few months. It might even be a chapter in my new book Goldfish Archipelago.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 16, 2021 9:41 pm

Heritage experts have given the green light to a controversial redesign of the interior of Notre-Dame, including possible street art and mood lighting, despite critics complaints it amounted to politically correct “vandalism” of the Gothic masterpiece.

This week 100 French historians and intellectuals blasted ‘kitsch’ the blueprint to give the interior of fire-stricken cathedral a modern makeover, exclusively revealed by The Telegraph, as “kitsch”.

Stéphane Bern, a celebrity TV presenter who the French president tasked with raising funds to save Gallic heritage treasures, joined high-profile artists and academics in signing a petition that warned the controversial plans would “gravely compromise the resurrection” of the cathedral.

However, the vote passed with only minor conditions set.

Notre-Dame was severely damaged by the blaze on April 16 2019, when images of flames engulfing the roof and toppling its 19th-century spire shocked the world.

Those parts of the building that were damaged by fire will be painstakingly restored to their former glory. However, under the new plans some areas that were relatively less affected by the disaster will undergo far greater change.

The commission approved proposals to create themed chapels on a “discovery trail”, with an emphasis on Africa and Asia, while quotes from the Bible will be projected onto chapel walls in various languages, including Mandarin and Arabicd. The final chapel on the trail will have a strong environmental emphasis.

Confessional boxes will be replaced with modern art murals, and new sound and light effects to create “emotional spaces”.

The culture ministry said that street art pioneer Ernest< Pignon-Ernest, as well as other modern artists such as Anselm Kiefer and Louise Bourgeois, are among the names being considered for display.

However, altars and classical sculptures will remain in the side chapels and the design of high-tech illuminated, removable pews faces more scrutiny.

Father Gilles Drouin, who is in charge of the interior renovation insisted there was nothing radical in the plans.

“The cathedral has always been open to art from the contemporary period, right up to the large golden cross by sculptor Marc Couturier installed by Cardinal Lustiger in 1994,” he said.

The altar will remain in place, but other items such as the tabernacle and baptistery will be rejigged, while most of the confessionals will move to the first floor, leaving only four in the main section.

Side chapels, which were in a “terrible state” even before the fire, will be entirely renovated with a focus on artworks including “portraits from the 16th and 18th centuries that will be in dialogue with modern art objects,” he told AFP.

However, the plans have sparked fury in some quarters.

Reacting to the vote, one high-placed Notre-Dame critic told The Telegraph: “In France, what is called modernisation amounts to vandalism.”

The petition in Le Figaro entitled “Notre-Dame de Paris: What the fire spared, the diocese wants to destroy” expressed horror at the plans, which it said were reminiscent of so many “‘immersive’ cultural projects where very often the inane vies with the kitsch” and risked “totally adulterating the decor and liturgical space”.

It complained that the planned makeover would “reduce to naught the patiently drawn up designs of Viollet-le-Duc”, the celebrated architect who restored the cathedral following the ravages of the French Revolution in an effort to recapture the spirit of Medieval Christianity.

“Let’s respect (his) work, let’s respect the work of artist and craftsmen who have toiled to offer us this jewel, let us simply respect the heritage principles of a historical monument,” it wrote.

However, the restoration plan has its supporters.

Henri Loyrette, heritage curator and former head of the Louvre museum, said: “One cannot imagine a reconstruction of Notre-Dame without an aggiornamento. The question is not, ‘should there be contemporary art?’, but rather, ‘what is a church today?’.

“A strictly identical renovation is a capitulation,” he told Le Monde, which said a fierce battle was underway in the French Catholic Church between “believers in modernity and ecumenism and the guardians of a nostalgic conservatism”.

Davey Boy
December 16, 2021 9:42 pm

Via Twitter
Today’s fun fact:
In the past 5 years NSW Police have paid $148,210,678 to settle civil claims for assault, unlawful imprisonment, malicious prosecution, breach of statutory duty, conversion, intimidation, injurious falsehood, abuse of process, negligence, trespass etc.
That’s about $30M in payouts per year.
https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/lc/papers/pages/qanda-tracking-details.aspx?pk=89945

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2021 9:42 pm

Zulu

It subsequently emerged that he had been “sent home” without hearing a shot fired in anger, for catching a dose of V.D. from a Cairo whore…

Happened to one Maurice Buckley, RTA to a VD hospital. Deserted, later enlisted under the pseudonym Gerald Sexton, awarded the VC under that name, but confessed to his actions, and received it under his real name.

John H.
John H.
December 16, 2021 9:45 pm

MatrixTransformsays:
December 16, 2021 at 8:29 pm
there might be some rat cunning

just rats?
no birds?

Crows are smarter than rats, bureaucrats aren’t.

Bushkid
Bushkid
December 16, 2021 9:46 pm

Rockdoctor says:
December 16, 2021 at 7:48 pm
9NEWS: ‘Catastrophic’ fire danger as heatwave set to sweep Australia

North Pacific currently has an unseasonal Cat 5 Typhoon near PI and an invest in Gulf of Thailand off MY. Both interupting the usual cross equitorial flow. Once they dissapate the normal monsoonal wet season will commence. More BS from the usual suspects.

I wondered what was holding it up. The monsoon trough made a very brief appearance on one chart on the 4-day forecast then disappeared. From memory, the TC that spun off into the Coral Sea formed at the SE end of it.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
December 16, 2021 9:46 pm

Western Australian dive shop owner Jack Sue was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal for actions as a commando on Borneo in WW2.

In later years he wrote a book entitled “Blood on Borneo” in which he claimed to have secretly spied on the Sandakan Death March when Japanese soldiers murdered hundreds of Australian POWs.

Forensic historian Lynette Silver, an acknowledged expert on Sandakan, found that Jack had been in hospital on another island when the Death March occurred and could not have possibly seen the murders.

Despite being exposed, Jack was still a feature at Perth Anzac day marches until his death. The Sandakan BS was written off as “an old warrior’s faulty memory” or “top secret, never to be revealed”.

Lynette Silver went on to debunk a lot of the so-called Z Force exploits by digging through the obscure archives at the War Memorial in Canberra.

Doesn’t fit the bronzed Ozzie narrative, so she has pretty much been cancelled.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Who was it a coupla few years ago discovered the WWII individual service records online were horrifically error-riddled & having formed a huge team of volunteers was setting about the mammoth project of fixing them up?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 9:49 pm

Happened to one Maurice Buckley, RTA to a VD hospital. Deserted, later enlisted under the pseudonym Gerald Sexton, awarded the VC under that name, but confessed to his actions, and received it under his real name.

First I had heard of that one, Boambee John, thank you.

Gab
Gab
December 16, 2021 9:51 pm

C.L.says:
December 16, 2021 at 9:29 pm
Daniel Andrews in quarantine. LOL.
Great vaccine.

He was supposed to appear in court tomorrow. But we already knew he would get out of that.

Armadillo
Armadillo
December 16, 2021 9:52 pm

Blessed are the Bookmakers.

Sloppy work by Arky earlier. Really sloppy.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 9:53 pm

Hmmm, just checked his name again on awm.gov.au. Says he was in the 23 Infantry Battalion – 9 to 12 Reinforcements (February-April 1916). Not sure why it said 1st machine gun company in the Shrine….I need to do more research.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Lynette Silver; Sandakan, Conspiracy of Silence. and
The Bridge at Parit Sulong.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 16, 2021 9:57 pm

The ones that generally keep quiet are the ones who are much more interesting.

I never knew much about my grandfathers war experience till a family member dug. My dads I knew as he served on after.

I was surprised on what my GF was involved in and for nearly the entire duration and not demobed till well after. One part of his history from North Africa is still classified but they said could be quite benign. It did as an adult make me understand why he was cantankerous and very aloof to us grandchildren.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
December 16, 2021 9:58 pm

This is a link to Lynette Silver’s work on military history and a few of the more outrageous fake “heroes” she has uncovered.

Military Frauds.

C.L.
C.L.
December 16, 2021 9:58 pm

“A strictly identical renovation is a capitulation,” he told Le Monde, which said a fierce battle was underway in the French Catholic Church between “believers in modernity and ecumenism and the guardians of a nostalgic conservatism”.

WTF has ecumenism got to do with anything? It’s a Catholic Church, not a prayer room at a railway station.

JC
JC
December 16, 2021 9:58 pm

Saxo Bank has today released its 10 Outrageous Predictions for 2022. The predictions focus on a series of unlikely but underappreciated events which, if they were to occur, could send shockwaves across financial markets:

1. The plan to end fossil fuels gets a rain check
2. Facebook faceplants on youth exodus
3. The US mid-term election brings constitutional crisis
4. US inflation reaches above 15% on wage-price spiral
5. EU Superfund for climate, energy and defence announced, to be funded by private pensions
6. Women’s Reddit Army takes on the corporate patriarchy
7. India joins the Gulf Cooperation Council as a non-voting member
8. Spotify disrupted due to NFT-based digital rights platform
9. New hypersonic tech drives space race and new cold war
10. Medical breakthrough extends average life expectancy 25 years

Some of them are pretty inconsequential. How would no.8 send shockwaves say through the US bond market. No one gives a shit.

C.L.
C.L.
December 16, 2021 9:59 pm

Are you still fielding, Armadillo?

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 16, 2021 9:59 pm

Gawd. Word salad there. For context, GF was WWII dad was Vietnam.

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 10:02 pm

Rockdoctorsays:
December 16, 2021 at 9:57 pm
The ones that generally keep quiet are the ones who are much more interesting.

I never knew much about my grandfathers war experience till a family member dug. My dads I knew as he served on after.

My great grandfather was long gone before I came along. Although he survived the war, he died pretty young. Apparently didn’t mention the war much, the only thing I ever got told later on was that he was a small chap and use to do the running from the machine gun post, often times to come back with all his mates blown to pieces. The other thing was that he never got trench foot, which seemed to be quite lucky.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 10:05 pm

Beagle arse pounding libertarian cock smokers.

Do you think this is funny? Do you want me to accuse you of a sex crime every time you post here?

Why do you think you should be able to get away with this impunity, you old worthless sack of shit?

Razey
Razey
December 16, 2021 10:06 pm

Pedro the Loafersays:
December 16, 2021 at 9:58 pm
This is a link to Lynette Silver’s work on military history and a few of the more outrageous fake “heroes” she has uncovered.

Military Frauds.

Can she do some work on exposing all the fake aboriginals? That would be far more useful.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 16, 2021 10:06 pm

Razeysays:
December 16, 2021 at 9:53 pm
Hmmm, just checked his name again on awm.gov.au. Says he was in the 23 Infantry Battalion – 9 to 12 Reinforcements (February-April 1916). Not sure why it said 1st machine gun company in the Shrine….I need to do more research.

There are two WW I Rolls. The Embarkation Roll lists the original unit. The Nominal Roll lists the final unit (or unit at the date of death. Both are incomplete.

The Embarkation is easily searchable, the Nominal is not. Try them, if you have no joy, publish his name and service number here, and I will give it a go. He might have been transferred at some point.

Or just go to the National Archives, and find his file. Search on name plus number, and category B2455.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 10:09 pm

2. Facebook faceplants on youth exodus

I wish.

3. The US mid-term election brings constitutional crisis

No. These German freaks do not understand America.

6. Women’s Reddit Army takes on the corporate patriarchy

LOL

8. Spotify disrupted due to NFT-based digital rights platform

Eyes forward and back straight. This is actually important boomers. It could change online broadcasting and syndication.

9. New hypersonic tech drives space race and new cold war

Already happening.

10. Medical breakthrough extends average life expectancy 25 years

Already happening, John H noted mRNA treatments for ageing cells and the ultra wealthy already eat NADH and NMN by the bucketful.

Arky
December 16, 2021 10:09 pm

Do you think this is funny?

..
Yes.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 16, 2021 10:10 pm

This is a link to Lynette Silver’s work on military history and a few of the more outrageous fake “heroes” she has uncovered.

I seem to remember a fair amount of discussion, when Lynette Silver revealed that the Australian nurses, murdered by the Japanese at Banka Island, had been raped before they were shot.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 10:10 pm

Okay Arky.

I know this is a tough time for you and Brett Finch.

Arky
December 16, 2021 10:12 pm

Careful.
I have not accused anyone individual of anything.
You do that to me, I will act against you.

Arky
December 16, 2021 10:12 pm

Retract or face consequences.

Armadillo
Armadillo
December 16, 2021 10:13 pm

I know of the story of a couple of blokes who were New Guinea vets. They drank at the same pub everyday after returning home. They were both horribly scared with burns. Nice blokes, very quiet, but total piss pots. Pretty much “kept to themselves”. War pensioners. Everyone knew where they had been, but no one wanted to ask questions.

When one of them died in his 70’s after drinking at this pub all his life, his mate did the eulogy.

Turns out they had a stil in the jungle and were selling illicit booze to the Yanks. One night when stuffing around with the stil, it blew up in their faces.

They had both kept their “secret” the entire time. Their reasoning was that “no one ever asked what happened, so we never told them”.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 10:13 pm

You already have moron. You are just too stupid and ignorant too realise what you have done.

Stop looking at those kids out your window you freak.

Arky
December 16, 2021 10:13 pm

Learn the difference between humour not directed at any one individual and an accusation of pederasty directed at me.
Suggest you retract, AND get a sense of humour.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 10:14 pm

What a crybully.

“I can accuse you and anyone else who identifies as the same ideology as you of sex crimes every 20th post I make, but you cannot do so towards me”

Fuck off.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 10:15 pm

Learn the difference between humour

It’s not humour. You are a psychotic bully trying to bully people who do not think the same as you into submission to your belief set.

Turn about is fair play.

Arky
December 16, 2021 10:15 pm

Retract.
Last chance.

Dot
Dot
December 16, 2021 10:16 pm

You have done the same to me, moron.

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