4,225 thoughts on “Open Thread – Mon 10 Jan 2022”

  1. The Djokovic saga is a disgrace.
    Australia is double down clown world.

    At least it answers the question of whether our politicians are stupid or malevolent. The answer is: both.


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  2. They got the Super Story they were howling for, but Scotty from Marketing is about to discover that the World’s media are not his friends.

    Not at all.


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  3. “Novak Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled “in the public interest” just days before the Australian Open tournament is set to begin.

    Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has announced his decision just before 6pm on Friday.

    If he talks about an appeal we should crowdfund to give money – not because he is short of a buck, but to show him what (some, at least) Australians think of their stupid government.

    I am getting royally pissed off at how the governments are tarnishing the reputation of Australians. We will eventually get to go overseas and have to spend our time sheepishly apologising for these clowns and protesting that we personally disagreed.

    And, after all, tipping in some of our own money makes sense if we are trying to make a case that what is happening to us is unconscionable.


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  4. Victorian Deputy Mong says he doesn’t think Djokovic saga is damaging Melbourne’s sporting reputation

    “I don’t think so … there have been challenges worldwide with a global pandemic, but what we have seen over the last two years is the ability to deliver.

    “The delivery of the Australian Open last year was a challenge but we got it done and it was a great event and I’m sure it’ll be the case again this year,” Mr Merlino said.


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  5. Groups including Palestine Justice Movement Sydney organised the boycott because the festival accepted a $20,000 sponsorship from the Embassy of Israel, which it regards as an “apartheid state”.

    The Pali Justice movement could offer up an event as well. But that is not how they act at home or here: They just sit back, spreading bullshit, creating nothing, expecting a dishonest media to dupe a gullible public into fighting for them.


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  6. Victorian Deputy Mong says he doesn’t think Djokovic saga is damaging Melbourne’s sporting reputation

    Hey, slug businesses with a new tax and use the money to pay for new ads to be shown overseas. Then everything will somehow fall back into place.

    Tax and spend can solve anything.


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  7. “callisays:
    January 14, 2022 at 6:17 pm
    Oh, but we have Tom Hanks and other random celebs in Brissy. So there’s that.”

    Quite so Calli.

    For two fucking years, even since this “pandemic” began, we’ve had celebrities fly in and fly out of this country, just remember that this was well before there was any vaccination and when the virus was….supposedly…….at its most lethal. They were given special dispensations, they were given special privileges….denied to ordinary Australians like us. I can’t visit my father in Perth. I have not seen him since November 2019.

    I note that a few days ago “Digger” had a go for wanting to see the demise of Scumbag Morrison and his motley government and for doing everything in my power to achieve that goal….well I’m rather flattered Digger thinks I have such extraordinary powers but you see I don’t have to do anything to ensure that this ghastly government will be terminated, they’re more than adept at doing it themselves because every day they are digging their own hole….and everyday day that hole gets deeper and deeper and deeper.


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  8. What’s nuts is that Borat & his Aussie wife have been anti vaxxers forever, but then got loud & proud re the COVID jab.

    LOL

    Fake and gay like kissing your missus through masks.


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  9. “Farmer Gezsays:
    January 14, 2022 at 6:26 pm
    No politician named Alex ever came to much good.”

    Senator Alex Antic is a good guy…..really good. And his background…..Serbian.


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  10. “Today I exercised my power under section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so,” he said by written statement.

    That’s demonstrably bullshit. I hope Novax decides to fuck around for Rd 2.


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  11. The Pali Justice movement could offer up an event as well.

    Perhaps Hamas could sponsor a Pali artiste next year?

    A children’s puppet show, maybe.

    Tom Ballard, your thoughts?


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  12. Gruinaid is moist…
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2022/jan/14/novak-djokovic-news-live-visa-cancelled-australia-2022-australian-open-tennis-latest-updates-immigration-minister-alex-hawke

    Kristina Keneally
    (@KKeneally)
    Djokovic never should have gotten a visa in the first place

    This embarrassing and farcical incident could have been avoided

    Mr Morrison and his Ministers always act too little, too late

    Unashamed Piranha brothers style standover tactics… in My Austfailure!
    David Crowe
    (@CroweDM)
    The message to Novak Djokovic is to go quietly.

    He can drag it out but the government wants him to know that a Section 133C(3) decision means he cannot get a visa for three years.

    But he *might* get one in future years on compassionate grounds.https://t.co/XfWqe1uaxH
    …….

    Of course there are those who were calling for his scalp now wedging the Mong minister over his flip flop.

    Leigh Sales
    (@leighsales)
    Djokovic visa cancelled on the grounds of “public interest” relating to “health” and “good order”.

    1. With covid cases in the hundreds of thousands, how can it be “health”?
    2. How can one person whose job is hitting a ball with a racquet be a threat to civic “order”?


    Kevin Rudd
    (@MrKRudd)
    What a surprise! Morrison’s govt cancels #Djokovic’s visa to win the weekend media cycle—showing us all how hairy chested he is. Why on earth did they issue the visa in the first place? One big political distraction from empty shelves & the national shortage of boosters & RATs. https://t.co/SoHuI1Cfwe

    I hope Serbia declares war on us an we lose.
    Let our humiliation be complete.


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  13. “Novak Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled “in the public interest”

    That’s a Joe Biden level lie right there.
    He’s not a risk, he’s an athlete, he’s rich, he’s an Orthodox Christian.
    In what way can Hawke cancel his visa “in the public interest”?

    The only time I ever voted for Labor in my whole life was after a pungent lie like this. It was from Kerry Chikarovski just before the state election. It was so appalling and blatant that I recoiled and voted for Carr. Which I regret. I should’ve gone informal but that was long before I ever considered doing such a thing.


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  14. “Rogersays:
    January 14, 2022 at 6:38 pm
    The Pali Justice movement could offer up an event as well.

    Perhaps Hamas could sponsor a Pali artiste next year?

    A children’s puppet show, maybe.

    Tom Ballard, your thoughts?”

    A puppet show of exhortations to “kill the Jews”…..”kill the Jews”.

    Hey Tom Ballard, go and live in Gaza. I’ll organise a crowdfund for you. You’ll fit right in coz Jew haters always like other Jew haters.


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  15. The psyop rolls on:
    Flood of COVID-19 vaccine bookings ahead of strict new rules for unvaccinated in WA

    According to the ABC, throngs of desperate unvaxxed people are swamping GP clinics trying to book their shots, but we’re told 95% of the population aged 12 and over are vaxxed. If we’re to believe this figure, there really aren’t that many people left to vaccinate. And how many people who remain unvaxxed at this point are not stubbornly opposed to being vaxxed? Not many, I’ll bet. These new restrictions aren’t nearly as punitive and damaging as the mandates that made vaccination compulsory for 75% of the workforce. But this unicorn cohort of the uncommitted unvaxxed are panicking over their vaxx status now?

    I’m not buying it. These new restrictions make me even more determined to resist getting their nasty juice. Go fuck yourself, McGowan.


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  16. Can we start the shooting yet?

    Please dial back the glow.

    You can vote for LDP, PHON, UAP and then everyone else…then ALP, LNP and GRN last and at random.

    I recommend BELOW the line as well.


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  17. I think the Open should be awarded to Tokyo or Seoul.

    In the next year, after the Beijing winter Olympics, the Chinese Communist Party will attempt to capitalise on its purchase of Joe Biden by invading Taiwan.

    That will make the CCP’s attempt to buy the Australian Open “problematic” – read “impossible”.
    I think Cassie is right: the Asia-Pacific tennis major is about to be relocated to Tokyo or Seoul because of Morrison’s reckless stupidity in trying to use xenophobia to win the 2022 federal election.


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  18. Leigh Sales
    (@leighsales)
    Djokovic visa cancelled on the grounds of “public interest” relating to “health” and “good order”.

    1. With covid cases in the hundreds of thousands, how can it be “health”?
    2. How can one person whose job is hitting a ball with a racquet be a threat to civic “order”?

    She’s not all bad.


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  19. I hope Serbia declares war on us an we lose.

    Yeah, um…not going to happen, even metaphorically.

    The Serbian PM apparently has some questions of her own for Novax.

    It’s a complicated world.


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  20. You can vote for LDP, PHON, UAP and then everyone else…then ALP, LNP and GRN last and at random.

    I recommend BELOW the line as well.

    With LNP last of all. That’s where the ScoMor’on team belong.

    Voting below the line takes longer but has its rewards in self-respect.


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  21. Hey, slug business

    Imma gunna stop you there.

    You just touched a sore point.

    Community Chef allegedly lost so much money it became an expensive embarrassment to the three tiers of government funding — notably to City of Dandenong (among others) but also to the 2010 state health minister Daniel Andrews and to the then-federal infrastructure minister Anthony Albanese, who sank millions into Community Chef.

    Community Chef could drown in debt and close — or it could try to qualify as an “essential service” to protect it from competition indefinitely.

    But the only way to qualify as “essential” to catch the gravy train of public funding was to kill its competitor.

    That, says Ian Cook, was the motive for council string pullers to recruit Elizabeth Garlick to find an apparent breach of health regulations.

    It is not some wild allegation by an angry man heartbroken at seeing his 35-year-old family business crushed, and 45 jobs die with it.

    It is backed up by more than a year of investigation done for nothing by former detectives Brady and Porter, who became interested after a tip from a disgusted police source.


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  22. So, no matter whether you love or hate Djokovic , Hawke has waited until the death knock on Friday night to announce his despicable decision to make sure there is no access to courts in order to appeal.

    He could have done it yesterday when they delayed the draw in case the cancellation came. But no, in an appalling low act he drops the bombshell with a laughably spurious reason at the very last minute.

    This government deserves to be decimated in the election!


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  23. Morro seems to have made that perennial error of conservative (ostensibly or otherwise) politicians across the western world – attempting to win the support of people who will NEVER vote for him while alienating his base who WILL vote for someone else.


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  24. chrislsays:

    January 14, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    If a tradie accepts too much cash it causes problems when
    a Applying for a loan
    b Selling the business

    I think that is right chrisl.
    I have offered full or partial cash to everyone who has done work for me over 30 – 40 years.
    That is more than ten renovations.
    Some were done as a business so there had to be a real quid pro quo there.
    The private ones I didn’t care so much.
    Twenty years ago a lot wanted cesh.
    But I have only made one cesh payment for $3k in the last 10-12 years, out of maybe $200k (ignoring the tiny repair jobs).
    Here’s the thing.
    I really am agnostic about what others do re cash vs card.
    I was just pointing out to Sal last night that a business has a legal right to refuse cash as a mode of settlement, and also observing that there seems to be an inexorable shift to card payments.
    I am genuinely surprised how some people get wrapped around the axle about this issue.


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  25. Dotsays:
    January 14, 2022 at 6:44 pm
    Can we start the shooting yet?

    Please dial back the glow.

    You can vote for LDP, PHON, UAP and then everyone else…then ALP, LNP and GRN last and at random.

    I recommend BELOW the line as well.

    I’ve been doing that my entire adult life and it’s done 3/5 of fuck all. I like your optimism, but I’m pretty bloody black on the whole thing.
    Reckon tonight is a night to get properly shitfaced.


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  26. If 10,000 – 100,000 committed people voted in the next Federal (Senate) election in each State below the line, putting all major parties last for their last 18 preferences at random, this would cause a lot of damage to the political establishment.


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  27. That slug article is well worth a RTWT, lays it out very well.

    Finally, last week Victoria Police confirmed it has closed the case on allegations of sabotage and evidence-tampering.

    No charges will be laid over the closure of I Cook Foods, sparking fury from the company’s boss.

    Ian Cook attacked the decision.

    “When will this government and their police force stop lying to the Victorian people? Crimes happened,” he said.
    ….
    One reason for the snail’s pace in the slug “investigation”, perhaps, are hidden relationships between some players. It is staggering that no one was interviewed in the first inquiry, not even Elizabeth Garlick, despite an overwhelming circumstantial inference that the slug was planted.


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  28. Good on Leigh.
    But man o man, Rudd’s a cold hard bitch. He traded for years on the Friday announcement and Sunday church step sermon, and now he’s reaming Slo Mo for it.


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  29. She’s not all bad.

    That’s one of your dumber statements Dot.

    Consider who she is, who she works for, who she is criticising and what is happening in about two months time. Puts quite a different slant on it.


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  30. Voting below the line takes longer but has its rewards in self-respect.

    What it also does, Vlad, is negate the influence of Glen Drury “preference whisperer” deals.
    No point voting for a minor party if they are already engaging in dirty Big Party style backroom deals.


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  31. Bruce of Newcastlesays:
    January 14, 2022 at 6:55 pm
    She’s not all bad.

    That’s one of your dumber statements Dot.

    Consider who she is, who she works for, who she is criticising and what is happening in about two months time. Puts quite a different slant on it.

    No, she’s telling the truth, like you, we have no loyalty to the %$#*ing Liberal Party, stop being an obnoxious idiot.


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  32. Prince Andrew being chucked out of the Royal Family and stripped of all the lurks and Jerks? Shouldn’t one of the colonies offer him a job as, oh, I don’t know, Governor General/President?


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  33. Prince Andrew being chucked out of the Royal Family and stripped of all the lurks and Jerks? Shouldn’t one of the colonies offer him a job as, oh, I don’t know, Governor General/President?

    Are you ill, man?


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  34. vlad reduxsays:
    January 14, 2022 at 6:55 pm
    Reckon tonight is a night to get properly shitfaced.

    I was thinking exactly the same thing; but seriously, what would *that* achieve?!

    Could forget for a while. It’s not like I can go anywhere, do anything, or work as a dastardly unjabbed. May as well forget for a little while.


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  35. Another Friday special announcement..

    And Sicktorians will lap it up.
    Speed limits set to be reduced in regional Victoria
    The Andrews government is backing a plan to lower speed limits on some country roads from 110km/h to 80km/h to improve safety.

    Victorian regional and rural roads that are deemed a high crash risk could have their speed limits reduced to 80km/h after a parliamentary inquiry called for reform to help lower the road toll.

    Identifying key unsafe country roads with low traffic numbers to reduce their speed was among the recommendations made by the inquiry.

    The Andrews government has supported the proposal for roads where upgrading infrastructure or installing barriers is not an option.

    Roads with high traffic volumes would be be considered for priority funding towards their upgrades.


    Try this “yes Minister” statement.
    “It is understood the community is concerned that reduced speed limits in rural and regional areas will result in increased travel times,” the government response reads.

    “The Victorian Government will support any changes to policy with community education that highlights the systemic risk of speed and links to road trauma on low standard roads, while also addressing travel time concerns.”

    Ie: Fuck you plebs, we will spend the money we could have used on the roads to give to supportive papers/broadcasters to run ads telling you to go pound sand.


    And more roads will have variable limits that change based on the conditions.

    Odds of speed cameras at those locations??


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  36. LOL Hawke finds a backbone on Novak but the whole Liberal Party has no backbone to attempt to reign in Tribunals or errant judicial officers on immigration matters. Says it all really.


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  37. Victorian regional and rural roads that are deemed a high crash risk could have their speed limits reduced to 80km/h after a parliamentary inquiry called for reform to help lower the road toll.

    Walking speed would be the safest option.


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  38. Oh come onsays:
    January 14, 2022 at 6:59 pm
    What is the proper apellate jurisdiction for Djokovic? The AAT?

    My understanding is the ministers decision is seperate from the normal appeals.
    Court is about the only avenue left (federal I think in this case)


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  39. On the acquisition of safe seats, Hawke and his boss are birds of a feather.

    It isn’t just the Labor party who does the shenanigans. Stopped short of beatings-up though. Because they’re “gentlemen”.


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  40. No, she’s telling the truth

    Dot – I believe she is making a tactical observation which I doubt she believes Dot, because the ABC are Cathedral acolytes and she knows perfectly well that Djokovic is unvaccinated and declines to be vaccinated. And I suspect she’d cite his unclean unvaxxedness to criticise Hawke if he had instead upheld Djoko’s visa. “A very bad look” and “a bad precedent, endangering the health of Australians”. I have seen this stuff over and over from the ABC.


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  41. What it also does, Vlad, is negate the influence of Glen Drury “preference whisperer” deals.

    It should come as no surprise that after “that” election voting for the senate was reformed so that this preference whispering could not happen again. Senators were being elected as per the ticket lodged on the 38th or 39th preference!

    You now number EACH party you want to vote for above the line and the votes are then applied from top to bottom as per the ballot paper in order of YOUR preference.

    If you don’t like the sequence on the ticket, ie you think say Amanda Stoker is more worthy than no1 or 2 on the ticket then you vote below the line.


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  42. Morro seems to have made that perennial error of conservative (ostensibly or otherwise) politicians across the western world – attempting to win the support of people who will NEVER vote for him while alienating his base who WILL vote for someone else.

    Let’s face it, the moron has become an embossed carbuncle* on the body politic. One among many, sadly for Australia.

    HT: that old Shakespeare bloke.


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  43. JC

    Assuming this allegation is correct does it change your opinion on the possibility inflation in the US is in for a more long term run?

    https://asiatimes.com/2022/01/worst-us-inflation-since-82-is-huge-underestimate/
    Shelter accounts for about a third of American household expenditure, and the cost of buying or renting shelter is up nearly 20% over the past year. Yet the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for shelter reported Jan. 12 by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics showed an increase of just 4.2 over the past year.

    I know it would shock you to your core to find out LGB’s mob were fudging figures, but wouldnt the markets be very wary of official figures anyway
    Or is this just click bait?
    ?


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  44. Prince Andrew being chucked out of the Royal Family and stripped of all the lurks and Jerks? Shouldn’t one of the colonies offer him a job as, oh, I don’t know, Governor General/President?

    Barbados. They’ve just booted Liz, and it’s only a short flight from there to Little St. James Island.


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  45. Dot – I believe she is making a tactical observation which I doubt she believes Dot, because the ABC are Cathedral acolytes and she knows perfectly well that Djokovic is unvaccinated and declines to be vaccinated.

    How is Morrison not in the Cathedral?


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  46. Victorian regional and rural roads that are deemed a high crash risk could have their speed limits reduced to 80km/h after a parliamentary inquiry called for reform to help lower the road toll.

    LOL

    They’re better than NSW major highways other than the Hume.

    130 km/hr you weaklings.

    The Hume was designed for what, 150 km/hr?

    It is a travesty it isn’t 130 km/hr anyway.


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  47. Barbados. They’ve just booted Liz, and it’s only a short flight from there to Little St. James Island.

    PA is a model of probity compared to the Barbadian ruling elite.

    He’d cramp their style too much.


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  48. Ok – what’s going on in the Solomons at the moment…

    Same as per bloody usual over the last 30 years, Solomons and PNG and other Islanders like to get violent when settling internal disputes. As we have been over several times in previous conversations on the matter, Australia is looked up to as the bigger brother and good neighbour in the Asia-Pacific, and expected to show up to unruffle feathers and calm trouble souls when the internal politics gets frisky. RAMSI and the Bougainville deployment in 1995 were not at China’s behest.

    Also, there is nothing to indicate that Scummo is not the driving force behind what has been going on in this country for the past 2 years.

    No. But that does not mean for a second that Beijing is the puppet-master behind the home-grown ‘tardedness we are being subjected to here. And it does not mean we will be seeing PLA soldiers marching down the streets of every capital city on Australia day. I reiterate once again, that we are not governed by a Party who is reliant on a bigger Communist patron and their Red Army to maintain their power. No matter how hard your informing sources want (and want you with them) to believe.

    Do you really think that POS is going to undo all the crap that’s been forced on the Australian people?

    No. The Australian leftist establishment and the population who have let it run amuck and unchecked, seem to need to receive yet another good, hard dose of their own failures.

    We may not like it, but we are outnumbered.

    I am sorry Tony, but the CCP are not sending people to oppress us. Nor are we agents and lickspittles of their alleged empire.

    Everything we have experienced since the end of 2019 has been home-grown off the back of hysteria overseas.


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  49. Federal Senate Voting:

    number at least six boxes above the line for the parties or groups of your choice, or
    number at least 12 boxes below the line for individual candidates of your choice.


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  50. How is Morrison not in the Cathedral?

    He’s not Green or Labor.

    Every single fibre of the ABC’s being and sinew is aimed at getting Labor in at the next election, preferably with Greens control of the Senate balance of power. That election is two months away, maybe three. If you think chief ABC primo ballerinas like Sales (who carefully cultivates a cleanskin image) aren’t tactically tweeting then you are amazingly naïve Dot.


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  51. Federal Senate Voting:

    number at least six boxes above the line for the parties or groups of your choice, or
    number at least 12 boxes below the line for individual candidates of your choice.

    Stolen from the AEC website.


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  52. Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrisons brother Allan Morrison is head of AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) who threatens, silences and deregisters health professionals including doctors, nurses, psychologists, chiropractors etc who provide informed consent or even talk about or mention covid gene therapy or anything contrary to the propaganda.


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  53. I think Cassie is right: the Asia-Pacific tennis major is about to be relocated to Tokyo or Seoul because of Morrison’s reckless stupidity in trying to use xenophobia to win the 2022 federal election.

    They think tennis is like Rugby Australia under the Vicar, or the IOC was under Samaranch.
    Not so.
    The senior players have enormous influence, none bigger than Djokovic.
    Watch this space.


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  54. According to the ABC, throngs of desperate unvaxxed people are swamping GP clinics trying to book their shots

    More accurately OCO, these numbers are the folks who have just been told that as of Jan 1st, their shots were arbitrarily only valid for 4 months, and those double-stabbed in October/November have til the end of this month or Feb 28th to stay Mark-compliant.

    From Jan 31st, everyone in November has until the 28th of Feb.

    So that 75% of the workforce who reluctantly made themselves Mark-compliant betweem October and December 31st, 2021, now has to be shoved thru this tiny and artificially-contrived logistical bottleneck between now and the end of March in order to satisfy Comrade Sneakers’ ego. Even though the Carnival is already over in the East, and everyone at risk of the Nosferaflu will have had it here by the end of March.

    #Let’sGoMark…

    #ConsumeProduct


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  55. Stuff Djokovic…

    He got exactly what he deserved and the Government has done exactly the right thing.

    He lied to get a visa, he traveled between countries and didn’t acknowledge it, he tested positive in Serbia and was advised the same night he was positive but he still went to meet kids WITHOUT a mask and also met with a magazine WITHOUT a mask. He is a low life, lying scumbag who can take his trophies and millions of dollars and stuff them up his arse.

    Fuck him and all he stands for. Since he arrived it has been found that he is a liar and he knowingly falsified Australian immigration documents and every other person who does it is summarily ousted immediately at the border so he should be as well. It is HIS responsibility to tell the truth and act responsibly. He has deliberately done neither, blamed peons who work for him and has used his money and a procedural mistake to rub it in.

    Shame on you if you are one of the baying mob who supports such actions and good on the Minister for standing tall for Australia and not yielding to such a mob.


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  56. Tasmanian massacre ‘not black and white’: claim Risdon Cove eyewitness was dead at time

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    An hour ago January 14, 2022
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    A group of researchers says it has uncovered evidence “debunking” claims that one of Australia’s worst Aboriginal massacres occurred at Hobart’s founding site.

    History books have stated a massacre of 30-50 Aborigines occurred at Risdon Cove on May 3, 1804, in a bloody prelude to the Black Wars.

    Two British officials involved reported the deaths of three or four “natives”, but in 1830 an ex-convict, Edward White, told an inquiry into frontier conflict that he witnessed a “great many” deaths.

    White’s “eyewitness” account has been used since to justify claims of up to 200 deaths or even the butchering of “a whole tribe”, as well as inclusion on historian Lyndall Ryan’s national massacre map.

    However, a group of amateur and professional historians has conducted an exhaustive search of convict lists and other archival material – and found no evidence for any Edward White being at Risdon Cove, or anywhere in Van Diemen’s Land, until many years later.

    Researcher Scott Seymour said his group had discovered the Edward White identified as the eyewitness in a 2003 history of Risdon Cove by author Phillip Tardif could not have been – because he was dead.

    “The Edward White that Tardif and other historians tell us about as having arrived on the ship Atlas and having been at Risdon Cove in fact didn’t survive the journey from Britain to NSW,” Mr Seymour said. “He died on the way.”

    Every list of those present at Risdon Cove – including one relied on in the Tardif publication – contained no Edward White, Mr Seymour said.

    Mr Tardif could not be contacted, but Professor Ryan said an absence of White from records did not mean he was not present.

    “To claim that Edward White was not a witness to the massacre is ridiculous,” she said.

    “None of the 19th century ­historians … query White’s testimony. If White was a fake, he would have been exposed long ago.

    “This is the latest in a long line of massacre deniers.”

    All lists of convicts present in VDL from 1803 to 1805 contained no Edward White, with the name not appearing in records until 1818.

    Similarly, lists of first inhabitants at Risdon Cove and Hobart contained no Edward White.

    An Edmund White, whom Mr Seymour said “fits the bill” as the 1830 committee witness – “Edmund” interchangeable for “Edward” – did not appear in VDL records until 1811.

    The researchers – who in April will publish a book detailing their findings – believe the White who gave evidence to the 1830 inquiry, rather than being an eyewitness, was regurgitating stories circulated in the preceding 26 years.

    “We’ve turned three or four people who were killed – a tragedy that shouldn’t have happened – into a massacre of a whole tribe,” Mr Seymour said.

    Aboriginal activist Michael Mansell agreed with Prof Ryan, saying those responsible for the killings – the basis of Risdon Cove being handed back to ­Aborigines in 1995 – had “plenty of reason to downplay their ­actions”.

    “Observing White at the hearing, rather than reconstructing a tale 200 years later, the committee saw White as a credible witness,” Mr Mansell said.

    “This (new) book seeks to reconstruct a convenient version of events, 200 years later. Credibility is the key issue here.”

    Looks as though “Dark Emu Exposed” website has kicked their first goal.


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  57. Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrisons brother Allan Morrison is head of AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)

    Sigh. There’s so much of this incestuous stuff. Today I read about who Fauci’s wife is:

    Dark Thoughts from the Wife of Dr. Doom (13 Jan)

    She’s really something.

    I agree with Dot that ScoMo is part of the Cathedral, but the ABC wants him obliterated and they want the glorious reign of the fourth reich forever under the shining light of Gaia. So ScoMo is class-enemy, sort of like Trotsky. Don’t ever go to Mexico on holiday Scott.


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  58. He lied to get a visa, he traveled between countries and didn’t acknowledge it, he tested positive in Serbia and was advised the same night he was positive but he still went to meet kids WITHOUT a mask and also met with a magazine WITHOUT a mask. He is a low life, lying scumbag who can take his trophies and millions of dollars and stuff them up his arse.

    Dude.

    It’s a cold.

    Calm the fuck down.


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  59. If you think chief ABC primo ballerinas like Sales (who carefully cultivates a cleanskin image) aren’t tactically tweeting then you are amazingly naïve Dot.

    Do you have two people using your account?

    I agree with Dot that ScoMo is part of the Cathedral

    Hi Grigory.


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  60. “He is a low life, lying scumbag who can take his trophies and millions of dollars and stuff them up his arse.”

    And the writer of this prose accuses others of being mean and nasty. LOL.


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  61. the same night he was positive but he still went to meet kids WITHOUT a mask and also met with a magazine WITHOUT a mask.

    I met some NRL players when I was a kid.

    If they had a cold, you reckon they should have been under house arrest?

    Freakin’ preposterous.


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  62. Diggersays:
    January 14, 2022 at 7:38 pm
    Stuff Djokovic…

    He got exactly what he deserved and the Government has done exactly the right thing.

    You’re a grade A moron.

    Unjust laws or rules must be ignored. This is reason why the Jews eventually wound up in the gas chambers. How many Germans were protesting the early treatment of Jews?

    Fuck you.


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  63. thefrollickingmolesays:
    January 14, 2022 at 7:04 pm
    Another Friday special announcement..

    And Sicktorians will lap it up.
    Speed limits set to be reduced in regional Victoria

    What’s the number one killer on regional roads?

    Driver fatigue.

    What makes drivers fatigued? Well, largely, longer travel times.

    What will lower speed limits do (if people obey them)? Make travel times longer.

    The fucking turd Maximum Leader is refusing to pay for proper maintenance of country roads, the lack of which he knows will kill people. It will kill people either through driver fatigue if they obey the new limits or through the inadequacy of the road if they don’t.

    Nuremberg style trials can’t come fast enough.


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  64. Digger:

    Shame on you if you are one of the baying mob who supports such actions and good on the Minister for standing tall for Australia and not yielding to such a mob.

    I hope that’s not being aimed at me, Digger.
    I’ve been quite neutral about the entire bout of stupidity because I:
    .1 Don’t give a shit about Djkovic,
    .2 Don’t give a shit about Tennis, and
    .3 Don’t give a shit about anything much at all.


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  65. Dot – I may be a Christian but I wasn’t born yesterday. And I know the ABC very well indeed. One should always study one’s enemies. Did Sun Tsu say that? I forget. I read him once but the poetry got in the way of comprehension.


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  66. It’s all kabuki theatre Brucigory.

    There is NO material difference between Gillard as PM and Morrison as PM.

    NOTHING!

    I will wipe that Christian veneer off one day.

    You will explode like Flanders.

    I hope you say I am the worst human you have ever met.


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  67. No you are wrong Dot, Jack Murphy was grand slammed 20 times while Joker won 20 grand slam titles.

    Let’s not forget “Undead Chronic”, “the Warband”, Jeremy from the Fattening but especially not “Dr Dickenballs”…and Sydney Watson’s army of simps.


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  68. Last minute decisions to kill a possible court appeal

    Yep. I always suspected the decision would not be announced until late Friday so as to deny the possibility of appeal. Watch for the double standards now as Nadal’s transgressions get the forgettory treatment.


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  69. In the mad rush to condemn and punish our ‘leaders’ and betters by any means necessary for 2020-22, we have missed the fact that even broken clocks get the time right twice a day.

    The Jokovich cancellation, like it or not, credit Scomo and Border Bastardry or not, is one of those times. If the rules say one thing, and he does another, why should he be exempted from facing the consequences because he is famous and photogenic?

    Remember how many folks get turned around on a daily basis for bullshitting Border Force (and other nations’ border security apparatus)? Just because the Joker is the Saint of the Hour, regardless of the fact he was lured and enabled by a Tennis Australia and Victorian Government wanting him for the money, and any embarrassment caused to that debbil-debbil rightwinger Morrison in the process was cherries on the shit-cake, does not excuse anything he did.

    The Joker is no different to any other celebrity, sportsperson or other ‘special people’ who have been enabled to come in or out without restriction while the rest of us have been barred.

    The Joker will still make World No. 1 and a pretty penny out of this year. There was no need to offer himself up as a potential political football to a State-captured Victorian organisation.


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  70. Runnybumsays:

    January 14, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Hey Biggles didn’t you agree to keeping the incumbent in position ?
    I remember you arguing with a furniture guy about that.

    Once again, Ted, your reading comprehension is at year 5 D- level.
    What happened was this:-
    .1 Faulty was sidling up to Cardi to be his campaign manager for the Queensssland state election;
    .2 He (Faulty) had been banging on about putting the sitting member last;
    .3 I put it to Faulty that, if Cardi was elected, he would have to put him last at the next election;
    .4 Faulty then went full retard, claiming he had already posted that his immutable rule excluded “quality independents” like Cardi. He further claimed he had already posted this qualification, but I had got Sinc to remove his post.
    Thanks for reminding me.
    Funny as.


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  71. Lost a second friend today over the vax issue. In Sydney to see physiotherapist & saw “friend” – a lawyer- over the road & shouted a greeting.

    She quickly “masked up”, & shouted that she was back at work in court…..in the midst of “the unvaccinated” (how does she know?). Not willing to let that go (she knows I am unvaccinated) I shouted back that “What does it matter….vaccinated or unvaccinated…you can still be infected?”

    She returned with, “Well, they have a bigger viral load…” to which I responded, “Not according to the great Dr. Fauci….” After which she walked off ….

    That makes total now of two less friends. People say that is a small number considering “leper status”.


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  72. feelthebern says:
    January 14, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    So Joe Rogan has been very gracious re the Aussie Zepps.
    To summarise, Zepps said the incidence of myocarditis is higher in youth COVID infections than it is in youth vaccination recipients.
    Rogan said that wasn’t the case.
    Zepps said that was the case.

    My take would be if it was that high in youth COVID infections, that news would have been broadcast non stop for the past 6 months.

    I don’t know this Aussie Zepps bloke or where he lives, but if it is in NSW then he’s quoting from meaningless mumbo-jumbo.

    In NSW if you have a vaxx jab and acquire an adverse reaction within 14 days of receiving that jab which requires hospital attendance, then the NSW health people record your admission as both:

    1. Covid-19 patient (whether you have the virus or not), and
    2. Unvaxxinated.

    You don’t qualify as a vaxxinated patient till two weeks after your third jab, for now.

    Given that most blood and heart issues arise within the first fourteen days of getting the jab, these people in NSW will be reordered as Covid-19 positive, and unvaxxed.


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  73. Let’s not forget “Undead Chronic”, “the Warband”, Jeremy from the Fattening but especially not “Dr Dickenballs”…and Sydney Watson’s army of simps.

    312

    Don’t these 5 mean that Jack Murphy has been Grand-Slammed 25 times?

    I await the Internet Historian’s analysis of the matter with great interest…


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  74. Dude.

    It’s a cold.

    Calm the fuck down.

    My statement has nothing to do with it being a cold or the bubonic plague. It has EVERYTHING to do with what this privileged, up himself dickhead who believes the system in his country, Spain and Australia is for other, less important mortals, not him, because he is too important for such trivial things. Fuck him.


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  75. If the rules say one thing, and he does another, why should he be exempted from facing the consequences because he is famous and photogenic?

    Rex, Scomo & co say that they follow the advice of ATAGI in implementing said rules. They further agree that acquired immunity after Covid infection is grounds for exemption.

    In my opinion the Djokovic matter cast unwanted light on this issue. Many wrong decisions have been made in the workplace and elsewhere in enforcing vaccine mandates on those who have acquired immunity.


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  76. It’s all kabuki theatre Brucigory.
    There is NO material difference between Gillard as PM and Morrison as PM.

    Dot – I agree with you!

    But you are not looking at this like an ABC operative. They think the planet is burning and only Adam Ant can save it, if he can get Albo or maybe Plibs to sing along. ScoMo is Gaia’s equivalent to Lucifer, he must go to rescue all progressive persons from thermageddon. The fact that he is actually Saruman to Sauron doesn’t rate with the ABC: they want Sauron. One ring, zero Orthancs. Why settle for the lesser evil?


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  77. It has EVERYTHING to do with what this privileged, up himself dickhead who believes the system in his country, Spain and Australia is for other, less important mortals, not him, because he is too important for such trivial things.

    Do I think I am more important than the “mandates”, lockdowns, QR codes, green ticks, political theatre over a cold…a novel virus causing common cold, but still, a common cold?

    Yes.


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  78. Digger, STFU you liberal tart.

    Yeah, thats the way to shut me up… fark.

    Typical of big heads when they don’t like someone else’s opinion. Yell at them to shut up…


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  79. The Joker is no different to any other celebrity, sportsperson or other ‘special people’ who have been enabled to come in or out without restriction while the rest of us have been barred.

    Oh but he is. He had his visa cancelled, they did not.


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  80. He lied to get a visa,
    So do 1000’s each year, at least. Haven’t heard you mention them ever.

    he traveled between countries and didn’t acknowledge it,
    You don’t know many Europeans do you?
    I bet you bought into the “state lines” narrative with the Rittenhouse case.

    he tested positive in Serbia and was advised the same night he was positive but he still went to meet kids WITHOUT a mask and also met with a magazine WITHOUT a mask.
    Are you the guy who was caught swimming with a mask?
    Don’t be ashamed.

    He is a low life, lying scumbag who can take his trophies and millions of dollars and stuff them up his arse.
    Maybe, but Australia is full of those.


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  81. Mole

    The fed doesn’t look at the CPI. It looks at changes in Personal Consumption Expenditure Index and rent is included, I believe.
    Is rent in the PCE?

    The rental value of tenant-occupied housing and the imputed rental value of owner-occupied housing are both part of PCE housing services, reflecting the amount of money tenants spend for the service of shelter and the amount of money owner occupants would have spent had they been renting.

    Stop worrying, we’ll be fine. Always keep in mind that what you see is also what the bond market sees and it’s been discounted. As I keep saying, we’ve suffered a massive supply shock which has impacted relative prices as demand is all bunched up.


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  82. “he tested positive in Serbia and was advised the same night he was positive but he still went to meet kids WITHOUT a mask and also met with a magazine WITHOUT a mask.
    Are you the guy who was caught swimming with a mask?
    Don’t be ashamed.”

    LOL. Thanks Bern.


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  83. Dude.

    It’s a cold.

    Calm the fuck down.

    Whatever it is, a million people got it.
    Djoker isn’t going to make any difference even if he has the bug.


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  84. Breaking news, Digger will be providing an update of the daily outrages that Kochie & Karl say are the outrages of the day.
    Thank you for your service.


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  85. @ Vicki-

    Correct and I agree with you on all counts.

    However, I am ver much inclined to think the disease exemption for 6 months was really intended only for domestic consumption for incoming citizens and Permanent Residents (hopefully I am not accidentally repeating your point back at you), and to ensure all Australians were railroaded into receiving jabs. Not to permit international folks in for short visits and be on their way again, unmolested.

    Had the Joker been completely above-board in his paperwork, and TA and Vic.gov been completely honest in the matter, then I’d jump on the INJUSTICE! bandwagon.

    However, to quote the Humungous: “No-one is without sin…”


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  86. Tucker on the collaboration between that scumbag biden and the security organisations and the rapid erosion of civil rights in the US:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF5Bb3Mt0rg

    I’m still betting on the mid-terms being abandoned because biden declares some sort of national emergency, related to the new domestic terrorist organisation biden has set up finding a massive terrorist threat related to Trump supporters.

    In related news after being quizzed during house hearings DOJ officers, and conceding no one had been charged with insurrection after the Jan 6th insurrection during the hearings, next day the DOJ charged some poor bastard with sedition and insurrection.


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  87. Old bloke says:
    January 14, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Thank old bloke.

    In NSW if you have a vaxx jab and acquire an adverse reaction within 14 days of receiving that jab which requires hospital attendance, then the NSW health people record your admission as both:
    1. Covid-19 patient (whether you have the virus or not), and
    2. Unvaxxinated.

    The reporting around this continues to change, but you are right at this time.
    Which means the data is useless.
    Which is a feature.
    Not a bug.

    Zepps can not say anything against the Cathedral narrative.
    Otherwise the scraps they throw him will stop.


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  88. Oh but he is. He had his visa cancelled, they did not.

    In which case, Cats should be celebrating with gunfire, Arab wedding-style, the fact that the people in charge finally enforced their own rules properly.

    #BRATATATATATATAT-click-click!


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  89. Pretty sad to see a person broken and bent to the stage they will lick the hands chaining them if only they get to see Joker humbled as well


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  90. If you are having a rough day, the following headline should change your mood.

    RAT shortage drives police to extremes, including sleeping in their own cars

    If that fails to put a smile on your dial, the following paragraph will.

    Police officers have been brought to tears and have taken to sleeping in their cars out of fear of bringing Covid home to their families.

    The nanna who was pepper sprayed was unavailable for comment.


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  91. Do I think I am more important than the “mandates”, lockdowns, QR codes, green ticks, political theatre over a cold…a novel virus causing common cold, but still, a common cold?

    Yes.

    Good for you, so do I. This is about a person in a privileged position who just happens to play tennis pretty well believing a nation does not have the right to have rules AND ENFORCE THEM. Well, he is wrong.

    I don’t necessarily like the rules, as a matter of fact I detest them and if you feel so strongly simply ignore them and go to your local restaurant without a mask and don’t register on the QR system and good luck to you.


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  92. .3 I put it to Faulty that, if Cardi was elected, he would have to put him last at the next election;
    .4 Faulty then went full retard,

    Didn’t Cardi get 94 votes out of 35,000 cast, and ran dead last?
    Clearly the hicks in Mareeba couldn’t discern any ‘quality’.


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  93. Good for you, so do I. This is about a person in a privileged position who just happens to play tennis pretty well believing a nation does not have the right to have rules AND ENFORCE THEM. Well, he is wrong.

    I don’t necessarily like the rules, as a matter of fact I detest them and if you feel so strongly simply ignore them and go to your local restaurant without a mask and don’t register on the QR system and good luck to you.

    You must be very conflicted.


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  94. Dover, Al Pacino calling Jimmy was the best “state lines” piss take of all.

    That is exactly what was in my head a minute ago but couldn’t recall the sketch. Those Dore sketches are hit and miss but when they hit, oh boy, are they funny.


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  95. Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrisons brother Allan Morrison is head of AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)

    I keep saying it, they’re becoming a caste.


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  96. Good for you, so do I. This is about a person in a privileged position who just happens to play tennis pretty well believing a nation does not have the right to have rules AND ENFORCE THEM. Well, he is wrong.

    I don’t necessarily like the rules, as a matter of fact I detest them and if you feel so strongly simply ignore them and go to your local restaurant without a mask and don’t register on the QR system and good luck to you.

    Completely wrong take. The entire establishment were gunning for Djokovic. If you think ‘privilege’ was defeated here you couldn’t be further from the truth.


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  97. Are you the guy who was caught swimming with a mask?
    Don’t be ashamed.”

    Nah, he’s just doing market research for Menzies House, i.e., what line of spin works and what doesn’t.


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  98. I keep saying it, they’re becoming a caste.

    They’ve been a Caste for centuries.
    Was researching the Battle of Pinkie on Wiki [the Scots lost] and a partial list of the aristocratic casualties on the losing side.
    Have a look at it sometime, those peoples descendants have done very well in Australia.


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  99. Good for you, so do I. This is about a person in a privileged position who just happens to play tennis pretty well believing a nation does not have the right to have rules AND ENFORCE THEM. Well, he is wrong.

    You’re a fucking wanker. No one should be subject to idiotic rules written by complete fucking wankers. Everyone has a duty to disobey and disrupt fucking idiotic rules.


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  100. You can argue about Djoker’s rights to a visa until you are blue in the face.
    What is beyond dispute is that ScoMo and Hawke have made absolute cunts of themselves for a perceived political gain.
    Which they are too stupid to see that they will not reap.
    If he had no right to a visa, he should have been told two weeks ago.
    This is a pair of arsewipes setting someone up for a fall to further their own public image.


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  101. Police officers have been brought to tears and have taken to sleeping in their cars out of fear of bringing Covid home to their families.

    Poor hard done by widdle Nazi’s!

    Go fuck yourselves, you’re a fucking disgrace!


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  102. Police officers have been brought to tears and have taken to sleeping in their cars out of fear of bringing Covid home to their families.

    Perhaps plod should stop employing hysterics with personality disorders then.


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  103. Bongino cannot believe mcgowan’s use of some aboriginal bint to translate his english into english for the other aboriginals. This must be a candidate for the worst bit of political racism in recent years in Australia: at the 56 minute mark:

    I can’t link to it because it’s at Rumble which doesn’t link here. It’s his show number 1683.


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  104. This isn’t over.
    If Djokovic chooses to appeal that is.
    The Seven reporter said that Federal Court staff were “standing by”, ready in case an appeal comes.
    It is likely to be before the judge who overturned the original fuck up.
    You don’t reckon he won’t be incandescent with rage, not only at the Hawke’s hair-splitting decision, but the fact that he dropped it at 5:30 on a Friday?


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  105. Now here’s something I read that should have a few Ministers squirming:
    The Joker has a Diplomatic Passport.

    It’s the legal equivalent of an honorary doctorate, Winston.

    If he had no right to a visa, he should have been told two weeks ago.

    Brace for it, Sancho…KKK concurs with us.


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  106. Does anyone know the Timeline?
    No.
    For all anyone knows, Border Force may have made a Unilateral decision and given the Government the choice of appearing not to be in control o0r copping it in the shorts.
    All the Luvvies are gunning for the Morrison Government, yet it’s been a better Government that any that Labor ever cobbled together.


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  107. Nuremberg style trials can’t come fast enough.

    Happy to be knee deep in blood and brains while justice is delivered, for free, and I’m bringing my own ammo.


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  108. Now here’s something I read that should have a few Ministers squirming:
    The Joker has a Diplomatic Passport.

    My understanding is that the Serbian Government issued him one pronto as a big FU to the Australian Mongocracy. Nicely done!


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  109. I love my suburb. Someone was doing burnouts on the main drag fifty metres from the Cafe and now a couple minutes later the aroma has wafted through my window. Rubber! Friday nights are fun.


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  110. Victorian regional and rural roads that are deemed a high crash risk could have their speed limits reduced to 80km/h after a parliamentary inquiry called for reform to help lower the road toll.

    One interesting analysis in the NT concluded it is safer to spend two hours driving at 140pph than nearly three hours at 100kph….


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  111. Regarding the Joker, didn’t the judge who let him in say something along the lines that his court would “view dimly” any appeal raised by the Government?


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  112. Sancho Panzer says:
    January 14, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    You can argue about Djoker’s rights to a visa until you are blue in the face.
    What is beyond dispute is that ScoMo and Hawke have made absolute cunts of themselves for a perceived political gain.

    Precisely X 100

    They ignored dozens of other celebrities who they let wander in and out of the country over the last two years.
    Now, in the hope of a political advantage to themselves they single out one guy and urge the rest of us to join in attacking him.
    If it’s appropriate to rigidly enforce the rules on Joko, what about on all the others?

    Morrison & co are massive hypocrites. They’re not enforcing the rules for the benefit of all, only for their benefit.


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  113. Victorian regional and rural roads that are deemed a high crash risk could have their speed limits reduced to 80km/h after a parliamentary inquiry called for reform to help lower the road toll.

    What about the 4” drop between the bitumen and the gravel, the trees that the table drain goes behind, the 6” deep pot holes etc. ????


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  114. Was researching the Battle of Pinkie on Wiki [the Scots lost] and a partial list of the aristocratic casualties on the losing side.

    Yes, several of them are kin.

    That doesn’t make me the Premier of Queensland.

    It’s a more recent development.


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  115. My understanding is a diplomatic passport would allow him to stay in the country.
    But how does that sync up with the requirements needed to play in the Open?


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  116. One interesting analysis in the NT concluded it is safer to spend two hours driving at 140pph than nearly three hours at 100kph….

    Wasn’t there an open speed limit on NT roads a few years ago? Led to several “Cannonball Run” type events, and a couple of spectacular crashes?


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  117. Gabsays:
    January 14, 2022 at 7:33 pm
    Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrisons brother Allan Morrison is head of AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) who threatens, silences and deregisters health professionals including doctors, nurses, psychologists, chiropractors etc who provide informed consent or even talk about or mention covid gene therapy or anything contrary to the propaganda.

    Australian politics, bureaucracy and media are completely incestuous.


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  118. Runnybum says:
    January 14, 2022 at 5:16 pm
    My guess is the next federal election is a make or break for Australia.
    If the two major traitor parties hold the sway over the country then it is game over.

    You are obviously an optimist.

    I think it’s already broken.
    Held together with duct tape.


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  119. My understanding is a diplomatic passport would allow him to stay in the country.
    But how does that sync up with the requirements needed to play in the Open?

    I think the diplomatic passort thing is a red herring. We’ll see soon enough.

    As to playing in the Open, over Daniel Andrews’s dead body!


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  120. TheoPrinse @TheoPrinse · 2h
    https://gettr.com/post/po8y91d351

    All The Wrong Moves – Western Australia Triggers Full Society Lockdown for All Unvaccinated Citizens, Harshest Measures in All of Nation

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    Comrades, the Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan has announced new rules for vaccine passports in the state. Premier McGowan says life will become “very difficult” for the state’s unvaccinated, as he unveils the toughest proof-of-vaccination…

    theconservativetreehouse.com
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/01/13/all-the-wrong-moves-western-australia-triggers-full-society-lockdown-for-all-unvaccinated-citizens-harshest-measures-in-all-of-nation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=all-the-wrong-moves-western-australia-triggers-full-society-lockdown-for-all-unvaccinated-citizens-harshest-measures-in-all-of-nation


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  121. Bruce of Newcastlesays:

    January 14, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Someone went through about half a grand worth of tyres …

    Probably not.
    The weapon of choice for burnouts is bald tyres (or very low tread at least).
    The hoons in our town have to go further afield now.
    All the tyre sales places banded together and agreed not to sell worn sets to dickheads.
    I think Bridgestone HQ led the charge, based on a legal threat over some dick who managed to mangle himself in a burnout prang.
    I know, right?


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  122. Everyone has a duty to disobey and disrupt fucking idiotic rules.

    Wasn’t there some Union bigwig advocating exactly that a few years ago?


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  123. If the Joker is issued with a Serbian diplomatic passport, doesn’t he have to go to Yarralumla to present his credentials?

    If Australia sends him back, we will have slighted the nation of Serbia, which can result in a declaration of war. They don’t have a navy so we’ll have to meet them halfway to have a war. I don’t think there’s much happening in Afghanistan at the moment.


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  124. They don’t have a navy so we’ll have to meet them halfway to have a war.

    You reckon they would kick our arses? There would be a lot riding on the SAS one imagines.


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  125. Police officers have been brought to tears and have taken to sleeping in their cars out of fear of bringing Covid home to their families.

    Really? Who are they, what are their names? I’m calling BS on this ”story”


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  126. Postcard of sorts.
    If you are considering Corsica.
    Porto Vecchio is quite beautiful and the weather today is peerless, sunny (and quite warm) and still.
    But the old town and harbour are very quiet in winter and none of the boat trips are running 🙁
    The main attraction here seems to be the very beautiful beaches mainly to the south of the town.
    Art and museums all seem to be in the big town on the west of the island, Ajaccio, and I’ll probably day trip there by bus.
    If I had my time over I’d have stayed in Bonifacio first but was concerned about my need to obtain a health pass which didn’t seem to be available there.
    It’s quite possible that covid is discouraging many northern travellers at the moment but, from personal experience, a day like this here, has it all over a day in say Frankfurt in mid January.


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  127. Jeez
    NYC is back, at least high up NYC. This has to be the most expensive sale in US history I think

    Billionaire hedge fund boss Daniel Och sells his Central Park penthouse for $190million just two years after buying it for $95million

    Daniel Och, the founder, chairman and former CEO of global hedge-fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, purchased a penthouse condo at 220 Central Park South in 2019 for $95 million
    He had also purchased a smaller studio apartment on a lower floor of the building
    The purchase went through after he relocated to Florida for tax purposes and he had planned to use the property as a pied-a-terre in Manhattan
    Och has now sold the property for $190 million amid a wealthy real estate surge in the city
    It is unclear who has purchased the four-bedroom, five bathroom condo

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10400511/Billionaire-hedge-fund-boss-Daniel-Och-sells-Central-Park-penthouse-190million.html



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  128. Fighting Serbs is like fighting Germans, something best avoided.
    We could probably beat them at Cricket though?
    Unless they play Cricket with Hand Grenades, in which case, no.


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  129. Winston Smithsays:
    January 14, 2022 at 7:54 pm
    *Some of them. Kittehs especially.

    OK, this has leapfrogged all previous suck uppery so much it has yet to be defined.
    Including cohenite and JC’s pillow talk.


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  130. Going back to 5th January, 2022 –

    DOORSTOP – CANBERRA, ACT

    JOURNALIST: Prime Minister just quickly on Novak Djokovic, how did he get an exemption to come into Australia and have we see his vaccination passport?

    PRIME MINISTER: Well, that is a matter for the Victorian Government. They have provided him with an exemption to come to Australia, and so we then act in accordance with that decision.

    JOURNALIST: Do you think that’s appropriate?

    PRIME MINISTER: Well, that’s how it works. States provide exemptions for people to enter on those basis, and that’s been happening for the last two years. So there’s no change to that arrangement. The Victorian Government made their decision on that. And so I’d have to refer to the Victoria Government about their reasons for doing so. Thank you.


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  131. Law Girl
    @Law_Girl_
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    Djokovic team: Min decision is clear jurisdictional error – suggesting his presence excites anti-vax sentiment despite the fact they have accepted he has medical exemption, is no health risk & has been compliant with all requests.

    What a shit show.


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  132. Bespoke, It’s not me, it’s Cronkite as he’s an extreme homosexual.

    I’m so extreme I’ve gone full circle and become hetero. You’re still stuck at the halfway point; I suspect bespoke wants to help you complete the journey. Don’t fight it.


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  133. Djokovic’s lawyers might go for bad faith or bias as well.

    I’m starting to laugh at this.
    It’s like Abe Simpson trying to get Jaspers beard out of the pencil sharpener.


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  134. Dotsays:

    January 14, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Djokovic’s lawyers might go for bad faith …

    Mmmyes.
    You mean like dropping it at 5:30 on Friday for example?


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  135. but is he contagious?

    And so what if he is?
    If you sit in a row of twenty people at the tennis late next week, you can count on 2-3 of them having the bug.
    Even if he has the bug, adding one more to 500,000 makes fuck all difference.


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  136. Oh, and spot the obvious unforced error here.
    .1 Djokovic is a disease risk to the general public; and
    .2 Djokovic is a pampered multi-millionaire living in a rarified bubble. He even travels with his own chef.


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  137. Highlights for the night:

    India losing twice with SA scoring plenty in 4th innings chases – just lovely. Suck on that Kohli.

    Head century then brain fade – he was almost out on 99.

    Ministers reason for not allowing Djoker a visa are incredibly ugly. May incite unrest?? Wow.

    More like they never messaged properly that catching covid gave you better immunioty than any vaccine. Still copping it from qld health to get a 3rd dose 4 weeks after catching covid.

    MORONS the lot of them.


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  138. Wow, too much of this happening:

    https://twitter.com/CraigKellyMP/status/1481908701506457601?cxt=HHwWgsDS7ZmH5pApAAAA

    How can the media be impartial if it is reliant on the people they are meant to keep honest.

    Also if true from Craig’s Twitter feed, Judge Kelly convened at 8:45pm. A wild guess he may be a tad hot under the collar to agree to come in late Friday night to hear this.

    mh is covering the unfolding events on dash Cat…


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  139. The Joker is no different to any other celebrity, sportsperson or other ‘special people’ who have been enabled to come in or out without restriction while the rest of us have been barred.

    He is very different indeed, since the others have been waved through without question, flitting back and forth whenever they please.


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  140. O/T – a local entrepreneur has taken on a business that closed down two years ago – fairly unskilled work, but he’s prepared to train the right people.

    Twenty four applicants, of which six were ready, willing and able to start. The rest advised that they weren’t really interested, they’d only applied to stay on the dole…


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  141. feelthebern says:
    January 14, 2022 at 9:12 pm
    My understanding is a diplomatic passport would allow him to stay in the country.

    Nah, ‘fraid not. A diplomatic passport provides the holder with certain immunities and holders can cross international borders bypassing many of the travel regulations that regular passport holders have to follow.

    However, whilst the diplomatic passport holder can technically snub their nose at local laws and requirements, the Government of the nation (in this case Australia) can declare the visiting diplomatic passport holder ‘persona non grata’ and expel them. That is quite different to the expulsion process initiated by Hawke.

    As far as I’m aware, and only because Australia is a member of the Commonwealth, only the Queen could say “up yours Scotty” and stay, move around, spit in the street and move into the Lodge at will (and the Queen doesn’t actually have a passport of any description).


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  142. Novak ?okovi? has been given leave to appeal the decision by the federal Minister of Immigration (which was specifically made for only one matter of alleged public policy: the sportman’s remaining in Australia might give comfort to those who oppose mandatory “vaccinations”).


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  143. Vaccination is not mandatory. Maybe this needs to be made clear. There is nothing that is being opposed, then, by an unvaccinated person. Nothing to upset the apple cart.


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  144. This is soooo screwed up.

    As Djokovic holds a diplomatic passport he should be able to bypass many of the regulations that plague you and I in entering any country. Cats may recall that when our borders were closed to all (cough, cough) one of the listed exemptions were diplomatic passport holders. They didn’t even have to go into quarantine back when the Alpha and Delta variants were most active.

    There are routine protocols for diplomatic passport holders and the Australian Government are squaring up for a fight against those practices/protocols.


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  145. Vaccination is not mandatory. […] There is nothing that is being opposed, then, by an unvaccinated person.

    Nothing to be opposed?
    To enter Tasmania a person must be “vaccinated”. It is true that few people these days are forced to enter Tasmania, and a potential tourist or returning resident can choose not to enter Tasmania and therefore can opt not to have the, so far, two not-mandatory-but-necessary injections.
    This year all students at the University of Tasmania must prove that they have been doubly injected before they may study at a campus. It is true that few are forced to be enrolled at the University of Tasmania and a potential student or returning student can choose not to enrol and therefore can opt not to have the, so far, two not-mandatory-but-compulsory injections.
    Currently, all Tasmanian SES volunteers must supply proof that they have had, so far, two injections of alleged vaccines; otherwise, they are ineligible to attend call-outs. It is true that few are forced to be SES volunteers and a potential volunteer therefore can opt not to have the, so far, two not-mandatory-but-pretty-damned-obligatory injections and choose to be, effectively, stood down.
    Nonetheless, even if governments were not forcing children—who are at negligible risk from COVID-19 but demonstrably at risk from the effects of the various, supposed vaccines—to be injected with those substances and, even if mandates were purely hypothetical, I for one should still oppose dangerous, alleged vaccines, the wicked propaganda (such as insinuations that young, unvaccinated children are selfish and must want to murder their friends and relatives) which promote their use, and, above all, mandates.
    After all, a danger need not be present already for me to oppose it; in fact, it is surely better to oppose, say, authoritarian measures before they come into existence than wait until they are enforced. I oppose, for example, the statist overthrow of all worthwhile traditions without perforce insisting that the statist overthrow of all worthwhile traditions has begun. (No, not at all!) I can oppose replacing the current national anthem with some ditty by acclaimed hip-hop artists, the Hilltop Hoods, without, I hope, being accused of thereby believing that such an exchange be underway. It is wiser to oppose a Bill before its second reading, I contend, than to attempt to remove an Act after its royal assent.


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  146. Deadman
    Note: ‘there is nothing to BEING opposed’ whereas you have read it as ‘nothing to be opposed.’.

    That is , Djokovic at present is being denied a visa because his BEiNG unvaccinated causes scandal. Yet his state of BEING unvaccinated is not unlawful.

    In fact, his BEING unvaccinated is perfectly lawful insofar as he has immunity which in law is judged to be equivalent to at least 6 months duration of being vaccinated, doubly, maybe triply vaccinated.

    What the visa denial effects is that Djokovic is a menace to the good people of Australia because his BEING unvaccinated is the same thing as if Djokovic were to scandalously claim that he should not BE vaccinated, a situation which would disturb the good people of Australia.

    Now, Djokovic may well wish to say that people should not be vaccinated, but he has not said that.

    So the intention to deport him is on the basis that his BEING unvaccinated is a threat. But that intention is itself what is unlawful rather than that of being unvaccinated.

    And if Djokovic were deported for BEING something, that is for BEING unvaccinated, it then becomes encumbent upon governments do SOMETHING about those who like Djokovic are unvaccinated for such persons too are BEING a menace in their BEING what they are. And recall that unvaccinated does not mean two jabs.

    But being in an unvaccinated state is not unlawful.


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  147. being in an unvaccinated state is not unlawful.

    Not yet.
    I thank you, Franx, for your ontological* distinctions.
    We are, I hope, in complete agreement that Mr. Djokovic, has done nought wrong merely by his being unvaccinated (by the current definition—he has, I imagine, been vaccinated many times over the years); but, according to our benevolent Minister for Immigration, his mere presence whilst officially and outrageously unjabbed in Australia might encourage others—against the maintenance of public order!—to be even more fervent in their opposition to the new vaccines (whether or not being coerced into being jabbed equals a mandate). That, of course, cannot be tolerated.
    I do maintain, however, that there’s a great amount that is being opposed by unvaccinated people.

    * a wee drollery on ??, ????? (“being”); never mind.


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  148. Deadman, yes, thanks.
    Ontological drollery indeed.
    And I have no real idea about the Greek.
    But the ‘yet’ you note is one reason why I worry about the Djokovic situation.
    Because – at present – BEING unvaccinated is not unlawful, although ‘privileges’ are denied.
    Meaning that if, as with Djokovic, a state of BEING becomes tantamount to intention to corrupt the the innocents (called Karens, I believe), then the intention works to make it that we are all and equally stuffed.
    Except that that I do not think we are, despite indications to the contrary, these indications being mere presuppositions. For they will try.


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