Open Thread – Christmas 2021


Adoration of the Shepherds, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, 1650.

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Winston Smith
December 31, 2021 1:40 pm

Dear Marcia:
Can you let me know of one Government initiative of banning was actually successful?
No points if the banning action created a significant black market that aided the corruption of the organisations meant to oversee the banning.

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 1:42 pm

I grovel in abject apology for daring to be human and to permit my emotions to lead me to offend whatever the fuck burr you have up your demented arse this week!

Just the survival of the country and the freedom of all in it.
Thank god it’s only up twostix arse, it can then be so easily dismissed.

I have no say in the extermination of the Jews!
Just because I am raising my right arm everywhere, don’t blame me.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 1:42 pm

Rex, add directors & officers liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance to that list.
Ours went up 20% during 2021 & have been told to expect similar rises during 2022.
Zero claims against either ever.
It’s all related to COVID business continuity insurance claims that will be litigated for the next 2 years at least.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 1:42 pm

At least you can RIP secure in the knowledge that your compliance got me and my wife killed in a concentration, er “quarantine” camp.

I have no doubt that the Wagners were setting that thing up in Wellcamp, Toowoomba as transient accommodation for FIFOs and shiftworking air- and train crews.

It would have been the easiest thing in the world to slap a ‘Quarantine’ sticker over the proposal and blueprints, turn it in to QLD.gov and get a grant and all the extra funding available from the Public Health Emergency spigot.

Once again Greta, you got played.

Report to Mrs Struth for a slapping and mandatory week on the couch, for your appalling attitude…

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 1:43 pm

Just because I am raising my right arm everywhere, don’t blame me.

So stop doing it, Struth.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 1:44 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:

December 31, 2021 at 1:11 pm

‘I have never joined his party (Bosi’s) or publicly supported him in any way.’

Bullshit.

Oh, yes.
The acolytes were singing his praises daily here.
The first inkling was when they were chortling about him “destroying” some soy-boy with a stream of invective.
That is when I started to doubt this bloke as a serious contender.
Yelling abuse at some kid down the innernets and recording it for thr boys to watch and pump his tyres up later?
Really?
Then followed the pedo-whacko stuff which removed all benefit of the doubt.
If that wasn’t enough, his embarrassing (and truncated) video appearance before the beak in Adelaide totally killed it.
So let’s not have any revisionism about those who were all-in for Bosi.

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 1:44 pm

Megan, work out how the word hysterics came into being and get back to us.
White no sugar thanks.
History is not your friend on this matter.
And recent history as well.
Hence the term Karens.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 1:45 pm

At least you can RIP secure in the knowledge that your compliance got me and my wife killed in a concentration, er “quarantine” camp.

Can you give us an approximate estimate of when this might happen?
Plus or minus two months will do.

calli
calli
December 31, 2021 1:46 pm

This place is getting like year 8 at Abbotsleigh

Erk. More unattractive sideline memories.

rickw
rickw
December 31, 2021 1:47 pm

The Nissan President is a great car but it has quirky features like a curtain that looks like grandma’s “doileys”.

Other cool Japanese quirks: importing Holden HQ’s and putting a rotary engines in them. Mazda badged I think?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 1:47 pm

Just the survival of the country and the freedom of all in it.

Except Frank.
And notafan.

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 1:47 pm

Arky

We’d like to see the receipt. Also, can you put the pics up at your thread so we see what you’re doing and how it’s all moving along.

Here’s an alternative. Buy the cheap Chinese made crap and spend the rest of the loot on the family and buy them a gift or a holiday. Lord knows, they’ve been through a lot. You can reconcile the Chinese purchase in your head by saying , “fuck you chinamen, I bought your stuff and also gave my family a treat”. Don’t think of just yourself.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 1:48 pm

Insurers & reinsurers are using this period to make super profits.
It really is quite obscene.
In Australia, if the high court rules in favour of the insurance companies re business continuity insurance, they would have had two years of raping everyone on premium hikes for nothing as they are increasing premiums everywhere to boost reserves pending the outcome of the litigation.
If the high court rules against the insurance companies, the government will step in with some tax payer funded plan meaning the insurance companies win again.

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 1:51 pm

Oh, yes.
The acolytes were singing his praises daily here.

Big call, or big lie…same.
The difference being is you have always been shit scared of the reaction of the left which is why the right always loses.
I heard him out and although he won’t win anywhere, much of what he said was correct, and the truth is the truth.
I do not and have never supported him or his party.
Agree with most of what he says.
Fucking oath.
All of what he says, no.

Here’s the difference.
Frank, you’ll be tut tutting those who took a noose to the rallies in Melbourne.
Because the left jumped on it and you would scream how stupid….you’ve made things worse.
Honestly, you can’t bend over far enough.
We win when the next week the entire rally brings a noose just because the left didn’t like it.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 31, 2021 1:52 pm

This place is getting like year 8 at Abbotsleigh

I read it as Abbotsford.
A lager from the past. My old uncle Pat drank nothing else.
I just checked the net, it’s back baby!

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 1:52 pm

Can you give us an approximate estimate of when this might happen?
Plus or minus two months will do.

Why?
How long do you think you have left to live?

John H.
John H.
December 31, 2021 1:53 pm

Winston Smithsays:
December 31, 2021 at 1:28 pm
Megan:

Take regular exercise, they said. It’s good for your health, they said. Balderdash, I say. Those health bureaucrats have their dangerous fingers in a lot of pies nowadays.

“Heart only good for so many beats. If you want to live longer, take a nap.”

A study earlier this year found a correlation between resting heart rate and longevity. Every beat over 60 decreased longevity. To lower the resting heart rate you need to increase aerobic capacity. Moderate exercise and managing stress will lower the resting heart rate. The increase in heart rate for a few hours of moderate exercise per week is offset by the lower resting heart rate. My RHR is tad over 60 which surprises me because I don’t do aerobics but at the gym I maintain intensity by timing my rests between sets. In deep sleep my heart rate drops to the low 50’s. Those are good numbers which don’t match up with some of my more problematic habits of years gone by(smoking, not exercising, foregoing sleep, working very long hours).

Get some fucking exercise.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 31, 2021 1:53 pm

Dr Faustus says: December 31, 2021 at 1:38 pm

Wot the doc said.
OR
An Armageddon (climate, energy, food, water, air …) will appear on the horizon that is an emergency of greater importance. An emergency that requires super-scottie or super-dan.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 31, 2021 1:54 pm

Oldest living Wren recalls horror as her fiancé sailed straight into ambush
Jack Malvern
Friday December 31 2021, 12.01am GMT, The Times
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The last surviving Wren to have played a part in the Battle of the Atlantic has spoken of the terror she felt as she plotted the positions of Royal Navy ships as they skirmished with German U-boats.

Christian Lamb, 101, recalled the events with absolute clarity as female veterans around the country marked the 80th anniversary of women’s conscription this month.

As a former member of the Women’s Royal Naval Service, Lamb was a volunteer rather than a conscript. The plotter, who marked positions of convoys and their escorts on a map at Belfast Castle, recently published a memoir of her wartime exploits and has a personal reason to recall the skirmishes between Allied convoys and German U-boats in the stormy waters of the mid-Atlantic.
ALAMY

She was on duty as a decisive battle raged around a sailor to whom she had become engaged a few days earlier.

In April 1943 she began plotting the course of a convoy known as ONS-5, a slow-moving group whose protection included a destroyer manned by her fiancé, John Lamb.

The romance had been swift, beginning when his ship HMS Oribi docked in Belfast for repairs and a group of Wrens were dispatched to welcome the sailors.

“HMS Oribi had, of course, her naval priorities correctly aligned and one of her first actions was to send to Belfast Castle for a contingent of Wrens to join the wardroom just as soon as the sun was over the yardarm,” Lamb recalled in her book Beyond the Sea. “It was on this auspicious night that I met First Lieutenant John Bruce Lamb DSC. In fact, this was the start of a whirlwind romance, which ended ten days later with our becoming engaged.”

By April 29 Lamb was fighting his way through “mountainous seas and hurricane-force winds” to protect the convoy.

“Worse was to come as four U-boats were known to be in contact, with many more shadowing the armada,” Lamb recalled.

The flotilla attracted the attention of 40 U-boats. Lamb remembered the teleprinter at Belfast Castle buzzing with signals about the impending attack.

“The tension grew as Oribi was obviously headed straight for the ‘wolf pack’ and the plot in front of us became a vivid picture of the action, with all of us taking a vicarious part in it.”

Her colleagues made up “spurious excuses” to persuade her to change watch so that she would not see her fiancé being attacked but she rebuffed them.

“I could not possibly leave the scene. I had to be able to see what was happening. I know that if I was not in the plotting room, hearing the news as it came in, I would not be able to put it out of my mind . . . It was better for me to be there in the thick of it. I knew I was experiencing just a fraction of the fear that John and his crew must be facing. But having just secured this man, I was truly worried that I might now lose him.”

Speaking at her home in Battersea, Lamb recalled how a battle unfolded that would later be seen as a turning point for Atlantic convoys because of the damage suffered by the German navy. “They had this frightful battle. [U-boats] particularly liked to dive underneath the convoy and come up in the middle so they could do a lot of damage, then disappear again.”

The Germans sank 12 of the convoy but lost eight U-boats and sustained damage to a further 12, forcing the Kriegsmarine to rethink its strategy.

Oribi was in the thick of the action, at one point ramming a U-boat and riding over the top of it.

“I do not know how I managed to get through those fraught days while ONS-5 and Oribi, in whose wardroom I had so recently celebrated my engagement to the man I loved, was under attack. Each hour seemed to last an eternity, until at last the Royal Canadian Air Force was within range and the residue of the bitterly defended convoy sailed safely on to its destination.”

Lieutenant Lamb survived to marry his Wren on December 15, 1943 in a union that lasted until his death in 1991. They had a family of three children, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

rickw
rickw
December 31, 2021 1:54 pm

A new set of tools is a thrill you never get over.

I have seen a MGTOW video where some psycho cow opens her husband’s new socket set and takes several sockets out of it while on an F U TikTok rant. Chilling.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 31, 2021 1:57 pm

JC only eats “Made in the PRC” steaks. His family will reap the rewards.

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 1:57 pm

I have no doubt that the Wagners were setting that thing up in Wellcamp, Toowoomba as transient accommodation for FIFOs and shiftworking air- and train crews.

It would have been the easiest thing in the world to slap a ‘Quarantine’ sticker over the proposal and blueprints, turn it in to QLD.gov and get a grant and all the extra funding available from the Public Health Emergency spigot.

Once again Greta, you got played.

Report to Mrs Struth for a slapping and mandatory week on the couch, for your appalling attitude…

Can we keep this naive denialism handy somewhere for easy reference.

That’s right.
The first thing they did was to build camps for “two weeks to flatten the curve” that wouldn’t be ready for two years…..FMD.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 1:57 pm

Megan, work out how the word hysterics came into being and get back to us.
White no sugar thanks.
History is not your friend on this matter.
And recent history as well.
Hence the term Karens.

Why do I get the impression Struth would never try this in his own home?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 31, 2021 1:57 pm

‘Just the survival of the country’

As mentioned. D Grade soapboxing. Concentration camps. More Nazi analogies, wrong as they may be.

Perhaps you could go horseriding. Might cure a bit of you-know-what.

rickw
rickw
December 31, 2021 1:58 pm

Back on the farm. Little Bloke insists that we’re here for 7 days minimum.

Wanting to show Grandpa, Grandma and Aunty that he’s ready for work, he ducks off to the spare room and emerges in work boots, work pants and a yellow and blue hi viz shirt complete with reflective stripes! 🙂

No idea where he got the shirt from, must have conned mummy into buying it!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 1:59 pm

Farmer Gezsays:

December 31, 2021 at 1:23 pm

Knocking off harvest for the afternoon. Thirty eight degrees with an ice cream melting westerly.
Brother’s the fire captain, so lead by example.

No, no.
Carry on.
As my sometime golfing “buddy” says, “as long as you’ve got a 9 litre pressurised container of water, the insurance will pay out”.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
December 31, 2021 1:59 pm

Jupes,
It is not the beginning of the end.
It is not the end of the beginning.
It is the end of the end of the beginning of the beginning.
It seems some people have seen the writing on the wall.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 2:00 pm

The first thing they did was to build camps for “two weeks to flatten the curve” that wouldn’t be ready for two years…..FMD.

What camps, Greta?

Why has everyone been in hotels or their own homes most of the time, if they have camps?

Why has the trumpeted announcements of ‘camps’ only appeared immediately prior to November 2021, and shortly afterwards those debbil-debbil ‘Strayan tyrants publicly gave up the game.

Do you actually drink your own Kool-Aid, Struth?

Or are you pushing the line to see how far you can be a c*** towards everyone before Dover bans you?

jupes
jupes
December 31, 2021 2:01 pm

Disappointed that Boony got the cough.
Cans not the answer then.

LOL

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 2:02 pm

Why?
How long do you think you have left to live?

Well in excess of whatever your blood pressure will permit you, I suspect…

rickw
rickw
December 31, 2021 2:02 pm

“I do not know how I managed to get through those fraught days while ONS-5 and Oribi, in whose wardroom I had so recently celebrated my engagement to the man I loved, was under attack. Each hour seemed to last an eternity, until at last the Royal Canadian Air Force was within range and the residue of the bitterly defended convoy sailed safely on to its destination.”

Epic.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 2:03 pm

I do not and have never supported him or his party.
Agree with most of what he says.

Agree with most of what he says.
But don’t support the party.
Uh-huh.
Tell me, was it somebody else, or did you put your hand up to run for the UAP.
Has Fat Cloive called with the good news yet?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 31, 2021 2:04 pm

Where are the other ‘camps’ being built?

Because the one in Darwin, the one used with absolutely no complaints by Olympic athletes and footballers and cricketers and normal people, and the one that restrains its occupants by virtue of a seven foot chain gate with no barbed wire and stepladders next to it was a FIFO camp for years. It’s so critically overpowering that you can sneak bottles of vodka into them, skol them and die.

Much like Wagnerville, it is owned by a prominent local developer making squillions off Gummint for the lease.

No, I am not fond of them or anything to do with them. But no, they are not concentration camps, and it is a stupid cranked-out useless evocation to refer to them as such.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 2:06 pm

The footage of what the police are doing in Germany is chilling.
For a country that makes it compulsory for school kids to visit a concentration camp, their lack of historical awareness is astounding.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 31, 2021 2:07 pm

Videos show Old Parliament House fire deliberately lit
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An hour ago December 31, 2021
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Videos posted to social media show the blaze which engulfed Old Parliament House was deliberately lit against the door of the iconic building, with protesters fuelling the flames in actions that are not consistent with indigenous smoking ceremonies.

ACT police are examining clips and images of the fire posted to social media and have appealed to members of the public to come forward with any footage.

In one video, a protester can be seen throwing kindling into the fire as others stand around singing “stand up and be counted”. The fire is lit directly against the doors of the building and the flames are rising several feet into the air.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 2:07 pm

I think the theory that Wagners are building a “multi-purpose quarantine” facility, fully funded by Anastasia as a “FU ScoMo” project, and which might be magically re-purposed into something of commercial value in a few months time is on the money.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 31, 2021 2:08 pm

It seems some people have seen the writing on the wall.

I have.
It said “Beanz Meanz Fartz”

Eyrie
Eyrie
December 31, 2021 2:11 pm

Vicki, do you have a link for using Ivermectin topically on your skin for prevention/treatment of Covid?
I’ve never heard of using it that way for Covid. The sites that advocate Ivermectin say to get the pills or the injectable and drink it.

calli
calli
December 31, 2021 2:12 pm

Just had the changeover shift arrive, complete with Mr 2. I have missed his entire babyhood, and he is now swaggering around and talking in complete sentences.

Full house for NYE. Might produce some fireworks between the red head and his little sister.

Was someone talking about insurance?

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 2:12 pm

Concentration camps. More Nazi analogies, wrong as they may be.

Yep, just like vaccine passports.
Denialism.
Refusal to see the bleeding obvious.
The laws are already passed to detain anyone deemed a health risk.
Yet here we are two years into this and morons think they are about to let go.

Just stop for a minute and really take in what KD just said.

Because the one in Darwin, the one used with absolutely no complaints by Olympic athletes and footballers and cricketers and normal people,

Hell , if you are normal you wouldn’t complain about being imprisoned for two weeks while you are healthy and innocent of all crime.
This is how we get Vicpol behaviour as we see it.
FMD.

Arky
December 31, 2021 2:13 pm

concentration camp
noun
a guarded compound for the mass detention without hearings or the imprisonment without trial of civilians, as refugees, members of ethnic minorities, political opponents, etc.

Arky
December 31, 2021 2:14 pm

– Dictionary.com

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 2:14 pm

Agree with most of what he says.
But don’t support the party.
Uh-huh.

Why is that hard for you, Franky?

calli
calli
December 31, 2021 2:14 pm

It was obviously arson, Zulu. Then some z-grade scribbler tried to attribute it to anti-vaxxers.

Shame about the numbnuts filming it for shits and giggles. Hope they get the book thrown at them but not holding my breath.

Winston Smith
December 31, 2021 2:15 pm

Vicki:

The point is – the masters of propaganda amongst the forces of darkness are getting nervous with the movement against the Vax.

…and so they should be. This whole episode has really alerted us how far down the slope we have gone.
And just what side may are on.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 31, 2021 2:17 pm

Indoor mask mandate for the NT now.

Loads of new cases across the NT and the country. No corresponding rise in hospitalisations or deaths.

Rapidly becoming ‘meh’. The treatment is to stay home. jupes may be on the money.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 2:17 pm

Well St Ruth.
Has Fat Cloive given you the call?

Arky
December 31, 2021 2:18 pm

Lot of shenanigans going on with dictionary definitions.
Your modern dictionaries all being infested with the radical woke who are quite willing to change a definition to suit a current political narrative.
An old, paper version dictionary is an important tool if you want to monitor these changes in definition of political convenience.
A cheap trick indeed.
Unfortunately, the huge old Penguin dictionary I had was recently consumed in a conflagration.
A trip to second hand book shops is in my near future.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 2:18 pm

With NSW about to bin compulsory QR codes & close contacts to limited to those you live with, I expect the plod to go all in on “mask compliance”.
They are the ultimate fat Karens & will need something to do.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 2:19 pm

Hell , if you are normal you wouldn’t complain about being imprisoned for two weeks while you are healthy and innocent of all crime.

You’re not covering yourself with glory here, Greta.

You’ve been howling and raging for some 22 months.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
December 31, 2021 2:19 pm

Struth has some things right. If twenty percent of Australians had told their premiers to drop dead and ignored the edicts, that would have ended it in weeks. But more than ninety percent were frightened and obedient slaves.

I’m disappointed in Australia. I think it’s all about moral courage and honesty as much as the brains to assess risk intelligently, and we come out as pathetic.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 2:19 pm

Is it time?
To stand.
Or fall if necessary?
I mean, if the concentration camps are nearing completion, the time must be getting close, right?

rickw
rickw
December 31, 2021 2:20 pm

I did have the cattle Ivermectin pour-on ready
Terrible idea. You need the injectable.

Eraquell from Horseland. 2.5 teaspoons per day for around 80kg person. Quite palatable, I took it for week during the Villa Rick COVID outbreak. Only downside is the ongoing advertising spam from Horseland!

https://www.horseland.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=eraquell

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 2:20 pm

Well St Ruth.
Has Fat Cloive given you the call?

Pennies to pounds, Clive’s flunkies and cleverer folk read places like the Cat in order to get a finger on the pulse…

calli
calli
December 31, 2021 2:20 pm

Mask kabuki will save them. Soon, we will be told they are no longer needed as the government has prevailed and conquered!

Having painted themselves into their idiotic corner, masks will be used like steppers over the drying paint.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 31, 2021 2:22 pm

“Heart only good for so many beats. If you want to live longer, take a nap.”

If exercise is good for you then having my heart pump 99% gravox mix through it means the bugger will be fitter than Arhnahld Schwarzenegger.

/this may not be peer reviewed science

local oaf
December 31, 2021 2:22 pm

An old, paper version dictionary is an important tool if you want to monitor these changes in definition of political convenience.

Picked up a copy of the Shorter Oxford in a second hand bookshop in the 70s, still using it regularly. Great value! 🙂

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 31, 2021 2:23 pm

You missed quoting the bit where I said this, St. Ruth:

‘No, I am not fond of them or anything to do with them.’

Or this bit, Mr Selective:

‘But they are not concentration camps, and it is a stupid cranked-out useless evocation to refer to them as such.’

The Queensland Screamer. Urban Dictionary definition coming soon.

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 2:23 pm

I think the theory that Wagners are building a “multi-purpose quarantine” facility, fully funded by Anastasia as a “FU ScoMo” project, and which might be magically re-purposed into something of commercial value in a few months time is on the money.

Well you’ve been on the money with nothing else…………………………

These people, and I refer to national introverts, KD, Frank, and their chums, do not seem to want to look at the rest of the world.
See, this global coup d’etat is not happening.
It’s just a few scared and flustered domestic pollies, you know a bit corrupt etc, but no big deal.
Anyone thinking there is any more to this is a lunatic!
They aren’t telling you that for your own good, as much as they are trying to convince themselves, such is their level of panic.
The bleeding obvious being stated therefore becomes “you’re panicking, it’s not happening”.
Fear drives see no evil, here no evil and speak OF no evil.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 2:25 pm

“DrBeauGansays:

December 31, 2021 at 2:19 pm

Struth has some things right. If twenty percent of Australians had told their premiers to drop dead and ignored the edicts, that would have ended it in weeks. But more than ninety percent were frightened and obedient slaves.”
….
(No blockquote so I can bold).
So.
The magic sweet-spot number for resistance was between 10% and 20%.
That is, twenty percent resistance would have killed it, but they won the day when it got to 90% compliance?
Do you think that if it started to tail off at 75% – 76%, they would have put the cue in the rack?

Vicki
Vicki
December 31, 2021 2:26 pm

Eraquell from Horseland. 2.5 teaspoons per day for around 80kg person.

Well, thank you for that. For some reason I feel squamish about the internal dosing. Silly, I suppose, since I recall there was a syrup form, I think, for kids with worms. Not that anything like that or Stromectol, has been available since before early 2020.

rickw
rickw
December 31, 2021 2:26 pm

Struth has some things right. If twenty percent of Australians had told their premiers to drop dead and ignored the edicts, that would have ended it in weeks. But more than ninety percent were frightened and obedient slaves.

Exactly. There were four of us at work that held out. If that number was 10-15 then the answer would have been simple: Shove your vax mandate up your arse if you want fuel at your airport for more than 8 hours a day.

The unions were the principal vehicle by which this resistance might have been reasonably coordinated. Instead they chose to betray their members, pledging fealty to The Bat Eared Mong.

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 2:27 pm

That’s because I don’t have to quote all your bullshit KD, to prove you have a Vicplod grasp of what freedom is.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 2:27 pm

Pennies to pounds, Clive’s flunkies and cleverer folk read places like the Cat in order to get a finger on the pulse…

Ah, Clive.
The bread-van guy.
Yeah, looks like we’ve got another Jacqui-Jackie there.

Arky
December 31, 2021 2:29 pm

Struth, they just want it to go away.
Which it probably mostly will.
But by Christ the precedents set have been bloody awful.

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 2:31 pm

No, I am not fond of them or anything to do with them. But no, they are not concentration camps, and it is a stupid cranked-out useless evocation to refer to them as such.

I disagree, I saw the hot babe interviewed about it and the rules were beyond what Monty Python could come up with.

rickw
rickw
December 31, 2021 2:32 pm

Well, thank you for that. For some reason I feel squamish about the internal dosing.

This stuff is like Bran. It was Flyingduk’s recommendation because it is the most palatable. I simply ate it off the teaspoon, a bit gritty but not gross. I can give you the rest of the protocol I followed, don’t have it with me right now, but it consisted of:

Quercetin, zinc, D3 and C. All over the counter stuff but relatively high dosage rates.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 2:33 pm

The Queensland Screamer

God bless you KD.

Bluey
Bluey
December 31, 2021 2:33 pm

“DrBeauGansays:

December 31, 2021 at 2:19 pm

Struth has some things right. If twenty percent of Australians had told their premiers to drop dead and ignored the edicts, that would have ended it in weeks. But more than ninety percent were frightened and obedient slaves.”
….
(No blockquote so I can bold).
So.
The magic sweet-spot number for resistance was between 10% and 20%.
That is, twenty percent resistance would have killed it, but they won the day when it got to 90% compliance?
Do you think that if it started to tail off at 75% – 76%, they would have put the cue in the rack?

One of my pet hates is the number of people with Aussie citizenship does not equal the number of Aussies. Look at the immigration numbers, and how many still identify as Greek, Irish, Vietnamese or whatever despite being citizens here. Or even having been the second or third generally born here.
People need time to assimilate. They need a dominant culture to assimilate into. I don’t think it possible here any more. It is a country, but not a nation.
So saying Aussies just bent over isn’t quite right, there’s not enough born and raised to matter.

Arky
December 31, 2021 2:33 pm

If everyone had come out of the last two years looking at each other and going “What the hell was that… let’s never do THAT again”, then OK.
But I get the feeling that, even now, isn’t what a lot of Australians are thinking.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 2:34 pm

Exactly. There were four of us at work that held out. If that number was 10-15 then the answer would have been simple: Shove your vax mandate up your arse if you want fuel at your airport for more than 8 hours a day.

With respect rickw, I doubt it.
EM is a large global corporate.
They would have flown some guys in from wherever to keep things rolling. And, if I know EM, the place would have been weighed down by documentation. A little bit of light reading for the new crew, maybe the odd hiccup, but it would have continued on.
In the short-term they might have over-fuelled aircraft in Sydney or Brisbane to avoid Melbourne re-fuels.
Inefficient, but they would have stiffed the government for the difference.
Sad but true.

The unions were the principal vehicle by which this resistance might have been reasonably coordinated. 

Dunno.
Unions around aviation circles probably remember 1989.
If it is declared an emergency, game over.

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 2:35 pm

Clive’s flunkies probably have looked at my social media where responses to the likes of Megan today can be noted.
However, over the years, I never thought I would be applying for candidacy, of which I was told I was shortlisted.
I am positive it was most likely my social media comments that got me booted.
What else would it be?
I’m a marvellous public speaker and look great in a suit.
Yes, it’s true, I wouldn’t be a diversity pick but looking at the standard of blubber at the top, thought I might be in for a chance……………………………

The point is I put in for it and along with all I have been doing up here locally is as much as I can do.
So I am a member of UAP for now, support Craig Kelly.
Of course that makes me one of Bosi’s people.
FMD.

rickw
rickw
December 31, 2021 2:36 pm

But by Christ the precedents set have been bloody awful.

Maybe, but maybe not. I think that once the dust has settled, the general population’s assessment will be that government fucked up big time, and they were able to fuck up big time because they had so much power.

The Freedom and Liberty debate in Australia has always been somewhat esoteric, it isn’t anymore.

Vicki
Vicki
December 31, 2021 2:36 pm

I’m disappointed in Australia. I think it’s all about moral courage and honesty as much as the brains to assess risk intelligently, and we come out as pathetic.

I have to agree, as much as it pains me to say it. I think we are a bunch of compliant losers. How THAT came about from such hardy stock as our forebears, I just don’t know.

My two grandmothers were amazing women. One (my mother’s mother) was deserted by her husband in the midst of the Great Depression, with 8 children to raise alone. She managed to evade the social service inspectors (yes, the same ones who took away neglected Aboriginal children – no difference there) & raised every one of them successfully.

My father’s mother was a formidable woman. Both her parents had died while she was a small child and she was taken in by her grandparents. It must have been too much for them, as they married her off at 14 years old to a 35 year old coal miner. The latter was a drunken brute who abused the girls among the 8 children that he fathered. After he died of silicosis, grandmother moved to far northern Queensland where she subsequently had two more marriages and bought herself a gold mine. I only met her once and I was too young and “full of myself” to appreciate it. When my daughter was born she sent me a magnificent matinee jacket which she had knitted, and wrote to me wistfully, “I was just a child myself when I had my first baby”.

To return to topic…….now THOSE were brave, independent, and resilient Australians, the like of which we may never see again.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 2:38 pm

I think we are a bunch of compliant losers.

Australians are too rich & lazy to protest against anything.

rickw
rickw
December 31, 2021 2:39 pm

With respect rickw, I doubt it.
EM is a large global corporate.
They would have flown some guys in from wherever to keep things rolling.

Melbourne Airport is the flagship of their remaining aviation operations. They don’t have a vast pool of expertise sitting elsewhere. They could possibly have managed to keep it rolling, but not without considerable difficulty and not if there was a similar level of non conformance at their terminals.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 2:39 pm

Australians are a decadent lot who love to virtue signal.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 2:40 pm

However, over the years, I never thought I would be applying for candidacy, of which I was told I was shortlisted.

You do know that “shortlisted” is a polite word in HR world for “no fucking way, but let’s not piss people off”.
The other key phrase is “all candidates were of a very high quality, but the successful candidate was a better fit”.
Did they use that one too?

I am positive it was most likely my social media comments that got me booted.

What on earth could be on there which might raise doubts?

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 2:40 pm

Struth has some things right. If twenty percent of Australians had told their premiers to drop dead and ignored the edicts, that would have ended it in weeks. But more than ninety percent were frightened and obedient slaves.”

Nowhere near 90%.
That’s just more lying propaganda.
Just enough jabbed that with media bullshit and enough on social media to seem that way.
Victoria wouldn’t have 90% at all.
Queensland has 1.5 million double jabbed out of 5 million….and that is according to the Queensland governments own figures.

Read the bullshit at the top and then go down to the doses given below.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 2:41 pm

See, this global coup d’etat is not happening.

Worse.

It’s failing.

Because the Anglophone nations and the West in general are being squeezed by other international powers who do not assume that the world around them comprises the contents of their arses.

Russian gas brinkmanship over continental Europe, the UK screwing up its own economy with Net Zero (and realising their terrible, self-inflicted bind) and the Chinese all but charging into a shooting war with, well, someone has folks looking up from their masks and orders from Pfizer to COONSOOM MOAR PRODUKT, PEASANTS! and pointing out how ridiculous it all is in the face of far bigger threats. Even muh climate change is collapsing.

You are clinging to your globalist takeover fantasy Struth, harder than the globalists themselves!

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 31, 2021 2:41 pm

spam from Horseland!

mmmmmm horsepam…

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 2:43 pm

I’m a marvellous public speaker and look great in a suit.

***Jack Murphyism Intensifies***

Vicki
Vicki
December 31, 2021 2:43 pm

Quercetin, zinc, D3 and C. All over the counter stuff but relatively high dosage rates.

Yep, Rick, have been taken all of that (except Quercetin, which I have only recently been able to obtain and anti-histamines as well. I believe that has kept us fairly well prepared. Actually, husband just commented this morning that he gets so many cuts, bruises etc on the farm, but they heal incredibly fast. It is the same for me – I took a slice out of the thin skin on my forearm recently…had to hold it together with a dressing…took it off after a day or two 7 the damn thing had knitted beautifully!

One of the benefits of Covid….it just may prolong our lives through better health – now, wouldn’t THAT be a hoot???

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 2:44 pm

What about over-fuelling aircraft at Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide until it gets up to speed?
Domestic only.
That wouldn’t work for long haul international.
As I say, I am sure they war-gamed options.
I wouldn’t put to much on those that took the jab.
Although you might find some might have egged on the resistance, but next minute you find they have neatly snagged themselves a promotion out of it.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 31, 2021 2:44 pm

‘I am a marvellous public speaker and look great in a suit.’

Not very working class of you.

Armani suits do not disguise D Grade soapboxery.

You won’t define who’s going to run the country after the Struth-olution, other than to suggest it would be The People.

Headed by you, of course. As part of The Committee. The doctrine: ‘Resist exactly the way we tell you, or you’re for the block.’

132andBush
132andBush
December 31, 2021 2:45 pm

Knocking off harvest for the afternoon. Thirty eight degrees with an ice cream melting westerly.
Brother’s the fire captain, so lead by example.

Same. (South of Horsham)
Also had my first breakdown for the season. Thankfully not a biggie.

Need to find somewhere for a long session, this year can get f**cked.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 2:46 pm

@ Mole-

There was a glorious IKEA meatball joke that went begging there.

I am now about 3 out of 4 sad…

(And now I have a craving for meatballs… QUICK! TO THE IKDEA AT INNALOO!!1!)

#BaddalaBaddalaBaaa!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 2:47 pm

Victoria wouldn’t have 90% at all.
Queensland has 1.5 million double jabbed out of 5 million….and that is according to the Queensland governments own figures.

Read the bullshit at the top and then go down to the doses given below.

As has been pointed out several times, also be sure to read the bit where it says the vax dose numbers shown are only those administered by the Qld State Government and exclude doses administered by the Commonwealth and private providers.

Franx
Franx
December 31, 2021 2:48 pm

Providence might have it that vic has run out of money for camps.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 2:48 pm

I follow comedian Kurt Metzger on social media.
Since COVID began, he’s let himself go & shaved his head & grown a beard.
Unfortunately, people are confusing him with Jack Murphy.
As he’s a talented comic, he’s leaning into it.

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 2:48 pm

What on earth could be on there which might raise doubts?

The truth, dick head.
You know, like Bosi talking about Pedos.
He’s right in many areas on that, but you don’t mention it if you want to win in politics.
There’s too many people like you who can’t handle the truth.
He lost me by mentioning it, although it is probably the truth.
I knew he couldn’t win.
If I wanted a career in politics when I made all my remarks about women, and all the other things I have said, I would not have said them.
I stand by them none the less.
I love women.
Especially naked ones.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 2:48 pm

Armani suits do not disguise D Grade soapboxery.

Exhibit A : Ricardo.

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 2:50 pm

As has been pointed out several times, also be sure to read the bit where it says the vax dose numbers shown are only those administered by the Qld State Government and exclude doses administered by the Commonwealth and private providers.

And think about what you are saying there.
Either they know the overall doses given or they don’t.

Ellen of Tasmania
Ellen of Tasmania
December 31, 2021 2:50 pm

“An almost 40 year-old interview with an ex-KGB Defector, Yuri Bezmenov, has re-emerged and is going viral. Why is it going viral now? Del sits down with the journalist who conducted that interview, G. Edward Griffin, for a deep dive into the Russian spy’s extraordinary warning to the American people in 1984, and why this warning must be heeded today.”

https://thehighwire.com/watch/

I do hope you all have a wonderful 2022. Won’t be easy, but could still be very fulfilling.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
December 31, 2021 2:50 pm

Nowhere near 90%.

That was roughly the percentage wearing their masks in public the first time around. And approximately the percentage currently wearing masks in the local IGA.

Maybe north Queenslanders are tougher than us out west.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 31, 2021 2:51 pm

‘There’s too many people like you that can’t handle the truth.’

This gets better and better. He’s Colonel Nathan R. Jessup now.

Delusions of adequacy.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 31, 2021 2:51 pm

Rex Anger

Google the term horse spam and see what comes up.

I demand respect for my selfless act of restraint considering what I could have posted instead.
Its very much in the “well that was unexpected” especially the first vid recommended.

I strongly recommend everyone get a can of this to upset the maximum number ot teenage girls with the least effort.
https://sugoimart.com/products/canned-horse-meat-whale-flavor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-JmWsjb41Q

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 31, 2021 2:52 pm

‘I look great in a suit.’

That’s what the reworked Albanese thought.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 2:53 pm

You know, like Bosi talking about Pedos.
He’s right in many areas on that, but you don’t mention it if you want to win in politics.

And which areas would they be?
Don’t be shy, oh brave road-warrior.
Name names.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 31, 2021 2:56 pm

‘If I wanted a career in politics when I made all my remarks about women, and all the other things I have said, I would not have said them.’

Then wanted a career in politics. Brilliant.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 31, 2021 2:56 pm

If only we had a correspondent in the Woomba who could nip (no pun intended) over to those Wagner camps and check them out first hand. An MX5 would be ideal.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 2:57 pm

And think about what you are saying there.
Either they know the overall doses given or they don’t.

No idiot.
They are reporting their state numbers only, and they say so.
They may well know what the grand total is, but they explicitly state that they are not included on that webpage.
You pick up the numbers as Gospel, then avoid using the clear written explanation of what the numbers actually mean.
How many bread deliveries do you get wrong on a daily basis?
Roughly.
Ten?
Fifteen?
More?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 2:58 pm

As has been pointed out several times, also be sure to read the bit where it says the vax dose numbers shown are only those administered by the Qld State Government and exclude doses administered by the Commonwealth and private providers.

My Feelings Don’t Care For Your Facts!
– Struth, 2021 (Paraphrased and Colourised)

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 31, 2021 3:00 pm

Arky says: I think some horrible hippy chick teacher had us sing that early in primary school. I have disturbing memory fragments of a record player on the netball court and a half remembered long haired figure in a floral dress.

Obviously a case for compensation.

As was the vanilla milk left in the sun in crates which we were forced to drink at recess.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 3:00 pm

I demand respect for my selfless act of restraint considering what I could have posted instead.
Its very much in the “well that was unexpected” especially the first vid recommended.

And you always had it. 🙂

I’ve been dining out (Whinny!) on the IKEA horsemeat gag since 2012.

I strongly recommend everyone get a can of this to upset the maximum number ot teenage girls with the least effort.
https://sugoimart.com/products/canned-horse-meat-whale-flavor

OK, now that is glorious…

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 3:01 pm

An MX5 would be ideal.

Hermetically sealed, of course. 🙂

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 3:02 pm

Can someone explain the dissing that has been going on about Ric Bosi? I haven’t followed and don’t get it. Last time I followed his comments was on the old blog. He then left and I lost touch with his views.

Old bloke
Old bloke
December 31, 2021 3:03 pm

The reason for this of course is that they have lost control. Nevertheless, if true, then the fucking nightmare is nearly over. The beginning of the end at least.

I don’t share your optimism, I suspect that our lords and masters are more concerned with polling results and want to quieten things down prior to the next election. The uniparty doesn’t want to go into an election campaign against the UAP loudly promising no more mandatory jabbing and no more lockdowns, so they will try their hardest to neutralise the appeal of that message.

The government’s intentions won’t be known till after the election, regardless of which branch of the uniparty takes control, so I’m keeping my optimism on ice till mid next year.

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 3:04 pm

That’s right, scratch and sniffers.
The Queensland government has all the figures in from the Chemists and the feds and every meat head sticking the clot shot into people.
They would barely know who is up their own arses and who is paying the rent.
They only have their own figures and the rest is none verifiable and complete bullshit.
Their own are probably bullshit.
I have a dream,….one day I’ll live in a country where gullible fuckers stop thinking the government is honest, competent, and has their best interest at heart.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 3:05 pm

I love women.
Especially naked ones.

Your responses to Calli, Megan and others today and previously, Struth, very loudly and obviously declare otherwise…

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 31, 2021 3:06 pm

Hermetically sealed, of course.

Please give your readers some credit. Who wouldn’t tick that box ahead of the rustproofing?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 3:06 pm

I have a dream,….one day I’ll live in a country where gullible fuckers stop thinking the government is honest, competent, and has their best interest at heart.

You’re already there, spacktard.

You just don’t like the fact that these other people aren’t you…

#Monoculture

calli
calli
December 31, 2021 3:07 pm

Melbourne Airport is the flagship of their remaining aviation operations. They don’t have a vast pool of expertise sitting elsewhere.

Makes your dismissal even more idiotic.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 3:07 pm

Please give your readers some credit. Who wouldn’t tick that box ahead of the rustproofing?

I dunno. The soft-top option gave me concerns…

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 3:08 pm

Struth

How’s the furniture factory going?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 3:09 pm

Makes your dismissal even more idiotic.

Fear of terrible, stinging pains in the hip pocket and the prospect having the Comrades at WorkSafe Viktoristan set on them has a mightily focussing effect on any business organisation, Calli…

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 3:10 pm

the prospect having the Comrades at WorkSafe Viktoristan set on them has a mightily focussing effect on any business organisation, Calli…

I think it says far more about the culture of bureaucratic hyper-regulation of nearly all aspects of life, than an indictment on the tolerant and patient Australian psyche…

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 31, 2021 3:12 pm

Wagners are not the pure god fearing types they like to portray themselves as. Anna got played yet again as have numerous public figures have previously. There’s a few developers that are experts in Queensland in this field.

Hey but they did push through Wellcamp despite opposition and built it quicker than I have seen anything done in a long time. They are very well connected and ruthless. Probably why they are loaded.

Vicki
Vicki
December 31, 2021 3:13 pm

Knocking off harvest for the afternoon. Thirty eight degrees with an ice cream melting westerly.

32 degrees last time I looked at our gauge in the NSW Central Tablelands, but now feels like 35 or more. Husband finished slashing for the day & is griping about a fence wire he picked up again. Grandson & his mates cooling off in the creek which has nice amount of water that has cleared up since the rain.

struth
struth
December 31, 2021 3:14 pm

testing

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 3:15 pm

Hey but they did push through Wellcamp despite opposition and built it quicker than I have seen anything done in a long time. They are very well connected and ruthless. Probably why they are loaded.

Like I said (and Struth didn’t like)-

If you can call a transient accommodation camp for future expansion a ‘Quarantine Centre’ to bypass some of the usual limitations and bureaucratic Planning Department inertia, then you do. And you graciously accept the extra panic-money you get paid to build the thing.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 31, 2021 3:15 pm

The soft-top option gave me concerns…

Selleys and a tube gun. Make sure you let it dry before you drive off.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 3:15 pm

testing

Yes you are…

Old bloke
Old bloke
December 31, 2021 3:16 pm

JC says:
December 31, 2021 at 3:02 pm

Can someone explain the dissing that has been going on about Ric Bosi? I haven’t followed and don’t get it. Last time I followed his comments was on the old blog. He then left and I lost touch with his views.

Wasn’t Bosi posting on the old Cat as Potemkin’s Village?

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 31, 2021 3:17 pm

In April 1943 she began plotting the course of a convoy known as ONS-5, a slow-moving group whose protection included a destroyer manned by her fiancé, John Lamb.

The next month, May 1943, became known as “Bloody May”, when the Germans lost 41 U-Boats, around a quarter of the operational force. A crew member lost with one was the son of Doenitz, commander of the U-Boat force.

Winston Smith
December 31, 2021 3:18 pm

Woolfie:

Sooooo, we’ve gone from 2 weeks to lower the curve to, We’re all gonna die, stay home for 2 years and destroy the economy to, Meeeh, its just a cold, let it rip.
Anyone pissed off?

Yes.
I haven’t met up with the family for 2 years.
There’s always a big party scene at Boambee Beach, and this is the second time we’ve missed it. One of the Aunties is 98 and getting on…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 3:19 pm

Makes your dismissal even more idiotic.

Yes.
Why do it?
I guess I was following a different tack.
Having had some exposure to Exxon over the journey, I judge them as not unlike many other corporates.
Once the edict comes down from on high, it will be followed.
Some VP in Southbank or Singapore or the US doesn’t really care if it stretches resources too thin for a while.
His compliance box is ticked.
Not suggesting it is right.
Just the way it is.

Mater
December 31, 2021 3:20 pm

Mask compliance in Canberra shopping centre…about 99.99%

It’s still a sterile, soulless shithole, largely habited by overpaid bugmen. Covid hasn’t done anything to warm it’s icy heart.

To add insult to injury, it’s only redeeming feature (the AWM) is a write off for three years. Had an Indian security guard inform me that I wasn’t allowed in unless I booked a 2-hour session well in advance. Places are apparently limited. Being turned away from my War Memorial in broken English was a new and novel experience.

Just a heads up for those not aware. My stop over in Canberra was a WOFTAM.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 3:21 pm

Selleys and a tube gun. Make sure you let it dry before you drive off.

And your improvised automotive improvements inspired me (Check out the MX-5 at 1:40):

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JtI0r8LOeQg

But mute the video and watch it with this playing in the background, or the Machine Spirits will be mildly upset…

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLsX9WUdYnU

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 3:24 pm

This fuckhead is a CCP agent and has a twitter account. It’s worthwhile keeping an eye on him as it offers some insight into what those fuckers are thinking.

https://twitter.com/chenweihua

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 3:27 pm

JC says:
December 31, 2021 at 3:02 pm

Can someone explain the dissing that has been going on about Ric Bosi? I haven’t followed and don’t get it. Last time I followed his comments was on the old blog. He then left and I lost touch with his views.

OK.
He started out as a fairly solid social conservative (or at least projected that image).
As I said, the first orange light for me was his abusive rant at some lefty dweeb.
What concerned me most is that it looked more like a set-up ritual bashing done to please the disciples.
Then he posted a video, of which the first two minutes seemed rational, but then he suddenly flipped the switch to full red-shoe pizzagate pedos in tunnels.
More recently he had an appearance via Zoom before a magistrate in Adelaide for some Covid reg breach.
He went full Sov-Cit declaring “you have no standing” and predicting “big calamities” for the magistrate six days hence if he “did not repent”.
At day six, nothing happened.
The magistrate turned him off halfway.
A total nut-job.
But he looks good in a suit.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 3:30 pm

FMD!
Bosi posted as “Potemkin’s Village”?
Really?
That explains a lot.

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 3:30 pm

The stock market is telling us it believes the Omni isn’t a huge worry. The indices are back close to their highs. I bought some ETFs when the market panicked and took a big dip. Yes, I said I was in earlier comments from a few weeks ago.

I’m keeping this shit as I think we’re going higher into next month.

Baba
Baba
December 31, 2021 3:30 pm

Can’t back a trailer? Put shit on a truck driver. You’ll feel much better.

Dot
Dot
December 31, 2021 3:31 pm

Chen Weihua ????? Retweeted
Chen Weihua ?????
@chenweihua
·
9h

China state-affiliated media
Replying to
@sa_durban
372 billion masks!!! That is 6 for each person on the planet. I haven’t heard US leaders expressing appreciation for that. If China doesn’t ensure the PPEs supply chains uninterrupted, there is no way for many countries, including the US, to have enough masks for their people.

Thanks Chen!

I hope you die a merciful death when your usefulness expires and the party considers you a liability.

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 3:32 pm

Oh Okay, thanks Sanchez. I lost touch when he took off because his wife became quite ill. I think that was some years ago.

Baba
Baba
December 31, 2021 3:32 pm

JCsays:
December 31, 2021 at 3:30 pm
The stock market is telling us it believes the Omni isn’t a huge worry.

Zerohedge is bearish.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 3:32 pm

What fucks me off on this covid shit is it seems to me that only western nations (especially the english speaking ones) have banned ivermectin & hcq usage.
When you read about their usage in India, Indonesia & Japan they have good evidence of working very well.
For us they stop their usage & insist on a jab that every day seems to prove more they are not only useless but dangerous too.
I am unjabbed & will remain that way.
I hate the political class in this country.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 3:33 pm

JCsays:

December 31, 2021 at 3:30 pm

The stock market is telling us it believes the Omni isn’t a huge worry.

Even the lyin’ cheatin’ government numbers tell us it is a nothing burger.

shatterzzz
December 31, 2021 3:34 pm

I wasn’t allowed in unless I booked a 2-hour session well in advance

Seriously! … you have to BOOK to visit the War Memorial …… Another victim of BAT FLU .. so little to do in Canberra with QR, masks & lockdowns that the local folk have taken to mobbing the WM just to get out of the house …….. then again, I did read they’ve closed the MINT to visitors as well sooo they’ve gotta go somewhere ………
Thankfully, I’m too old now to miss the, obvious, lack of, rip-roaring, social amenities available in the Nation’s capital .. maybe the bonfire(s) around Parliament House can add fireworks as an added attraction … LOL!

Baba
Baba
December 31, 2021 3:36 pm

372 billion masks!!!

That’s a bloody lot of choked turtles.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 3:37 pm

Babasays:

December 31, 2021 at 3:30 pm

Can’t back a trailer? Put shit on a truck driver. You’ll feel much better.

You underestimate my skills Ba ba ba Bundy.
I have a black belt in reversing of trailers.
As for putting shit, well it flies around here in multiple directions.
Bread van man isn’t averse to shovelling a bit himself.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 31, 2021 3:42 pm

‘Can’t back a trailer? Put shit on a truck driver.’

Oh okay. Another ‘real man’ contest, emanating from Quenthland which is apparently undergoing a mirror shortage.

Every day. Every single day.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 3:43 pm

Biggles, what the fuck are you on about now?
Go back to dribbling over angry rex & his choo choo you complete prick.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 3:45 pm

JCsays:

December 31, 2021 at 3:32 pm

Oh Okay, thanks Sanchez. I lost touch when he took off because his wife became quite ill. I think that was some years ago.

Putting aside the crazy shit for a moment, this bloke ran for AC in 2019, so he has been at this for a few years.
His “policies” are no more than a grab bag of motherhood statements which are very light on detail.
This screams grift to me.
The other thing is, his published CV is featherweight light since leaving the ADF.
A couple of attempts at commercial ventures attracting OPM, which failed for “a variety of reasons” but were “valuable learning experiences”.
Great.
Main job seems to have been a Ra-Ra motivational speaker with a very thin list of clients and testimonials.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 3:46 pm

To add insult to injury, it’s only redeeming feature (the AWM) is a write off for three years. Had an Indian security guard inform me that I wasn’t allowed in unless I booked a 2-hour session well in advance. Places are apparently limited. Being turned away from my War Memorial in broken English was a new and novel experience.

That’s bullshit.

Is it due to refurbishment? Or just C00f-Commissars trying to flex on folk?

calli
calli
December 31, 2021 3:47 pm

Being turned away from my War Memorial in broken English was a new and novel experience.

Shame. Big Australia means fewer and fewer amenities spread over more and more people.

There must be an up side. But I can’t see it.

shatterzzz
December 31, 2021 3:48 pm

That’s what the reworked Albanese thought.

Geez, if I turned out like the latest AnAl pix doing the media rounds I’d be asking for my money back & compo … LOL!

https://ibb.co/SJnYkbR

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 3:48 pm

Can’t back a trailer?

Is this an episode of Russell Quoit’s Outback Adventures?

Mater
December 31, 2021 3:48 pm

Even Mrs Mater made an un-elicited comment about what a compliant mob Canberrans are.

She noted the high proportion of middle aged white men running around with their phones, logging every QR code they could see. Likened it to a bunch of kids collecting Pokémons.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 3:50 pm

I wouldn’t take Canbra as a representative cross-section of Straya.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 3:50 pm

AOC loves masks & NY so much she’s just been photographed sans mask in Florida.
It doesn’t matter.
She has a job for life until she upsets the DNC establishment who’ll run a faker, newer candidate in a primary against her.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 3:52 pm

Considering the ratio of Indian volunteers to Australia serviceman in WWII it’s probably ok to have an Indian presence at the AWM.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 3:55 pm

Go back to dribbling over angry rex & his choo choo you complete prick.

Are you feeling terribly inadequate for some reason, Dribbles?

Go move some real tonnage, with decent air conditioning and a nice place to go home to. It’ll cheer you right up… 🙂

Mater
December 31, 2021 3:59 pm

Considering the ratio of Indian volunteers to Australia serviceman in WWII it’s probably ok to have an Indian presence at the AWM.

Given that many a tourist will turn up expecting to be allowed to visit the memorial (a high proportion of local citizens, given the current circumstances), I’d venture to suggest that someone who can explain the situation clearly, and without coming across as dismissive, might be recommended. It’ll be a touchy issue with many, as it was with myself.

calli
calli
December 31, 2021 4:00 pm

Indian volunteers to Australia serviceman in WWII

Tell us more. I didn’t know about this.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 4:00 pm

JC.
The Oz has run a feature on the biggest corporate cock-ups of 2021.
Your mate Lex Greensill, the Queensssland cane farmer who morphed into a Last-Resort Laurie banker, heads the list.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 31, 2021 4:01 pm

MSM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed the day-six RAT test would no longer be required if the COVID case was asymptomatic.

Rephrased: If you are not feeling sick then carry on.

Did I misinterpret sumfink?

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 4:01 pm

Baba says:
December 31, 2021 at 3:32 pm

JCsays:
December 31, 2021 at 3:30 pm
The stock market is telling us it believes the Omni isn’t a huge worry.

Zerohedge is bearish.

Excellent.That means it’s going straight up.
Anyway, I have a decent load of paper profits and I need the cash, so I might take profit this evening.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 4:02 pm

Calli, the Indian participation in WWII is an unknown to most Australians as the participation of the French at Gallipoli is.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 31, 2021 4:06 pm

Can someone explain the dissing that has been going on about Ric Bosi?

From what Ive gleaned the poor bloke was wrecked by the Cormann party fiasco.
He then went down the Annie rabbithole of kiddie fiddlers and political corruption.

Easy to see how you would form the lowest possible opinion of pollies after the (with retrospect) obvious setup by the Libs to capture disaffected voters via a 3rd party scam. (preference funneling).

Hopefully the poor bugger will recover.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 4:06 pm

as unknown
not an unknown
Too much Rumsfeld.

Mater
December 31, 2021 4:06 pm

Is it due to refurbishment? Or just C00f-Commissars trying to flex on folk?

I’m not sure. A mix I’d suggest.
Without doubt, some of the sections would be closed for refurbishment. That doesn’t explain why they aren’t simply closed off and the rest open to the public. I’d say Covid regulations are driving the limited numbers and timings. As I say, I’m not 100%, other than I have some disappointed kids.

Even if you get in, what can you REALLY achieve in the AWM in two hours before they kick you out?

Winston Smith
December 31, 2021 4:07 pm

Old bloke:

The reason for this of course is that they have lost control. Nevertheless, if true, then the fucking nightmare is nearly over. The beginning of the end at least.

I don’t share your optimism, I suspect that our lords and masters are more concerned with polling results and want to quieten things down prior to the next election. The uniparty doesn’t want to go into an election campaign against the UAP loudly promising no more mandatory jabbing and no more lockdowns, so they will try their hardest to neutralise the appeal of that message.

The end is coming, Old Bloke. Our Lords and Masters are at the stage where the smart ones realise the game is up and seek to extricate themselves with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of cover up.
The authoritarians haven’t yet come to that conclusion and will double down when they are challenged.
No matter what, our L&M are seeing themselves exposed as the vermin they are.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 31, 2021 4:08 pm

Calli, the Indian participation in WWII is an unknown to most Australians as the participation of the French at Gallipoli is.

Indian Army strength in Wobbly Wobbly 11 peaked at over three million men – the largest all volunteer force in history.

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 4:09 pm

JC.
The Oz has run a feature on the biggest corporate cock-ups of 2021.
Your mate Lex Greensill, the Queensssland cane farmer who morphed into a Last-Resort Laurie banker, heads the list.

Incredible. Imagine someone coming into your office looking for money and his enormous ears flap back and forth as he makes it through the office door. Would you lend the idiot any money? He’s a pureblood in the purest sense as there would be at least 5 generations of QLD inbreeding going on there. I wonder if he’s related to Ted?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 31, 2021 4:10 pm

People have lives that they used to share here, each making their own contributions, all with something to add to the mix of human experience and opinion from the centre-right side of politics with a lot of fun and enjoyment for all except a miserable few. Presently, the Cat is a mess of personal condemnations, a vile pit where a rabid mob has run me of town and the mob is now baying for Rosie’s blood with few standing up for her. Neither conservative nor libertarian, imho.

It is disgusting. I am glad to be gone. We’ve been having an interesting time in Canberra we saw preps being made on the arvo of the 28th for the Parliamentary burning on the 30th, stacking up what appeared to be burnables. We were idly driving by after visiting the excellent Jeffrey Smart exhibition at the Woke NGA. Wondered then why Security didn’t see them off the porch pronto before anything went up. Drove through Queanbeyan on the way in but missed seeing the Witch-Finder General prowling her streets. We then hit Ben Hall territory in Forbes, had a great time with some non-woke locals we met, and enjoyed the Colonial heritage including the local museum and the late Victorian Town Hall where Nellie Melba sang, built by the man whose magnificent house we stayed in. Get into those central-western Aussie country towns all you bored stay-at-homes.

Friends running Covid scared in Sydney have just cancelled their big NYE bash. Home sweet home now and my impulse purchase of a new dress for tonight from Honeysuckle and Lace in Canberra’s trendy Kingston while Hairy was having a coffee is left staying unpacked and unworn. So sad.
Especially sad that you will all so much miss my fashion features. (look up irony, some of you have no idea).

Best wishes Megan with your injured knee. It was nice to meet you and your Sicialian Prince in person at arvo tea at ours a year ago. Some good people still on Catallaxy and hooray for those with the will to persevere against the unrelenting agenda and rule-setting by some mobbsters, a will to persevere which I lack. Happy New Year to those who remember the best of times here and who still hold the fort.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 4:14 pm

The knowledge that the jab isn’t good for you angwy wex…your mistake, too bad so sad.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 31, 2021 4:17 pm

Did I misinterpret sumfink?

Nuffink.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed the day-six RAT test would no longer be required if the COVID case was asymptomatic.

The comedy side of this.
West Mongstralia still has them banned because “scienceism” reigns supreme.
So we have the Eastern States apparently crawling with filthy, filthy diseased plebs using a RAT which is banned in the pure bodily fluids West.

So which is science and which is political theatre?
Who is making shit up and who is following advice?
They cant both be right.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:20 pm

Even if you get in, what can you REALLY achieve in the AWM in two hours before they kick you out?

Drink a coffee and plot your exfil plan? 😉

I haven’t been in since about 2012, for a Respiratory Medicine Convention dinner held in the shadow of G-George and the Midget Sub. And before that was about 2008 or 9 while at or passing through Canberra for a GRES training activity. I’d like to go in again some time…

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 4:20 pm

What’s McGowan going to do when the punters want to start going overseas?

Frank
Frank
December 31, 2021 4:20 pm

Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed the day-six RAT test would no longer be required if the COVID case was asymptomatic.

Rephrased: If you are not feeling sick then carry on.

Did I misinterpret sumfink?

More so, does this mean that if you have a pre-existing infection that you get a vax pass as defined by a self administered test? Loophole!

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:22 pm

So which is science and which is political theatre?
Who is making shit up and who is following advice?

Come now, fellow Komrade Sandgroperstani!

Our Almighty Sneakers wouldn’t possibly ban anything other than PCRs to keep his loyal PathWest Komrades in safely monopolised work, surely?

(Still liking the RA tests being on the shelf in Woolies, where having one is a $20k fine…) 🙂

caveman
caveman
December 31, 2021 4:23 pm

Especially sad that you will all so much miss my fashion features.

Always good to know what the fashion ferrets get up to, especially in a new Covid Summer.
Would luv to have seen a covid mask skimpy number not too dissimilar to the 70’s crocheted numbers.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 31, 2021 4:24 pm

as the participation of the French at Gallipoli is.

I read one account of a New Zealander – Waddell? – who commanded a battalion of the French Foreign Legion at Gallipoli…

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:24 pm

The knowledge that the jab isn’t good for you angwy wex…

About as damaging as the Protocols have been for your understanding of who actually runs our Reserve Bank…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 4:25 pm

From what Ive gleaned the poor bloke was wrecked by the Cormann party fiasco.
He then went down the Annie rabbithole of kiddie fiddlers and political corruption.

Do you mean Bernardi?
Maybe so.
Which is a sign he should pack it in and do something else.

srr
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December 31, 2021 4:28 pm

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H B Bear
H B Bear
December 31, 2021 4:28 pm

It’s not over till Runny makes an appearance. Getting close now folks. Refreshments will be available in the foyer but cannot be taken back to your seats.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 31, 2021 4:32 pm

Happy New Year to you and yours Lizzie. Miss your comments. I don’t care what people say about me, never have. I know about me and those close to me. When I’m wrong I like to be corrected with what is right not just called a poobum. If people can’t correct me I must be right. I hope your health has picked up though you do sound a bit world weary as a lot of us are.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 4:32 pm

the mob is now baying for Rosie’s blood with few standing up for her.

I didn’t see it that way.
Two of the usual suspects jumped in (Greta Boomer and Breadvan Man) but there was a general ‘live and let live’ response, I think.
I, for one, am not deluded enough to think that whatever she does moves the needle one iota.
Generally those who spout that line are just bullies looking to kick someone.
Very telling.
Mentions of Rosie from the flinty-eyed Queenssslanders in 2021 …. 4,268.
Mentions of PalaceChook … 15.
Who really causes the shit you are in?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:33 pm

too bad so sad.

I figured you indeed were the ‘too bad, so sad’option, Shit Dribbler.

You Lord and Master, the Mighty Road Warrior-Troubador copped a self-inflicted pasting this morning and has retired in a huff.

You tend to pop up in his wake and anklebite ineffectually at random folks until you think you’ve fulfilled your duty and then slink away yourself.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 4:33 pm

Hey Casey Jones if you are dumb enough to believe the Australian taxpayer or the Australian government owns the RBA then you are dumber than a box of rocks.
Do some research you thick fucker…

shatterzzz
December 31, 2021 4:33 pm

Calli, the Indian participation in WWII is an unknown to most Australians as the participation of the French at Gallipoli is.

I’m aware of the Indian numbers & sacrifices in WW1 & 2 but never, ever, heard of the French at Gallipoli before .. I had to google to got this ….
With almost the same number of soldiers as the Anzacs – 79,000 – and similar death rates – close on 10,000 – French participation in the Gallipoli campaign could not occupy a more different place in national memory.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:35 pm

the mob is now baying for Rosie’s blood with few standing up for her.

I didn’t see it that way.

Wot Sancho said, Lizzie.

Most of today has just been Struth doing his very best piñata impression and rendering himself a particularly sulfurous stench in Cats’nostrils…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 31, 2021 4:35 pm

Happy new year Lizzie, to you and Hairy!
As Wivenhoe said yesterday this forum lets us rant when we need to.
That’s a useful opportunity for which I thank Dover.

feelthebern
feelthebern
December 31, 2021 4:36 pm

I downloaded the latest Louis CK special.
Pretty funny shit.

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

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:36 pm

Do some research you thick fucker…

I use tinfoil and wrap my sammiches and keep the excess sunlight out of my cab, Dribbler.

Not wrap my braincase in to keep the anti-Semitism from oozing out…

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 4:36 pm

Casey, I don’t slink away, just my whole life existence does not revolve around this site, unlike you who spends 20 hrs a day here you sad fuck.

JC
JC
December 31, 2021 4:37 pm

Ted

I’ll believe whatever you want me to believe. If you want me believe your brother Lex owns the RBA, then I believe you.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:38 pm

Casey, I don’t slink away, just my whole life existence does not revolve around this site,

Whoops- I seem to have hit a merve about the sycophant and his half-hearted anklebiting after his thought-leader Struth retires butthurt, folks…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 31, 2021 4:39 pm

Incredible. Imagine someone coming into your office looking for money and his enormous ears flap back and forth as he makes it through the office door. Would you lend the idiot any money?

Mmmyes.
Even after it went splat, one of his offsiders was saying what a great success it was, to grow from nothing to a $5 billion dollar black hole in ten years.
Yep.
Top effort.

Runnybum
Runnybum
December 31, 2021 4:39 pm

Casey, be honest then,proclaim on this site who runs the RBA.

GO!!

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 31, 2021 4:40 pm

Also, Casey Jones is a pretty big deal in railroading folklore, Runnybum.

Thanks for the compliment and respectful gesture… 🙂

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 31, 2021 4:42 pm

Rex Angersays:
December 31, 2021 at 4:20 pm
Even if you get in, what can you REALLY achieve in the AWM in two hours before they kick you out?

Drink a coffee and plot your exfil plan? ?

I haven’t been in since about 2012, for a Respiratory Medicine Convention dinner held in the shadow of G-George and the Midget Sub. And before that was about 2008 or 9 while at or passing through Canberra for a GRES training activity. I’d like to go in again some time…

Helped put G for George in place. You know it was quite capable of flying until the useless effin female conservators cut the electrical loom out of it. They were so hopeless they thought having paintings instead of artifacts was better coz those artifacts were used to kill people.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
December 31, 2021 4:42 pm

Well. Let me get into the spirit of things here.
You can fsck off. Allovya.

New year spirit.

shatterzzz
December 31, 2021 4:43 pm

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You know it was quite capable of flying until the useless effin female conservators cut the electrical loom out of it. They were so hopeless they thought having paintings instead of artifacts was better coz those artifacts were used to kill people.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 31, 2021 4:43 pm

With almost the same number of soldiers as the Anzacs – 79,000 – and similar death rates – close on 10,000 – French participation in the Gallipoli campaign could not occupy a more different place in national memory.

Given the magnitude of French losses on the Western Front, they may just have seen Gallipoli as a minor “sideshow?”

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