1,699 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 15 Jan 2022”

  1. Yes, the Karens know it & are threatening a company boycott.

    The accelerationist in me wants this to happen.

    They bought Cargill’s old abbitoirs.

    This will be freakin’ epic.


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  2. My niece has reported that the butcher who supplied the restaurant she was the chef at (now sacked) has advised all its clients that it will only deliver meat to companies who reject (and won’t comply) with the mandates.

    Could be expensive for them, but good on ‘em


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  3. It was always going to be tough for Djokovic as the courts are going to be loath to second-guess the plenary power of the executivem especially if it displeases the Cathedral. The only way to avoid stuff like this from happening is having good people in these offices, executive and judicial. Even a government of laws is still, at bottom, a government of men.


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  4. DjokerNoleFight
    @NoleDjoker
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    Dr Robert Malone quickly shuts down a critic live on fox news ? Dr Malone follows us here on gettr and it is an honour follow @francisc2021 @amaranthine and @noledjoker 3 of my friends which are new on gettr and both do great work in telling the truth and bringing freedom
    https://gettr.com/post/pokv6rc4cb


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  5. And there is nothing to say unvaccinated can’t leave permanently, one of the thingys is at least three months

    Except for the really annoying fact that on top of being for more than three months, it MUST be for a compelling reason. You know, Government approved (unlike Djokovic’s thinking).

    Travel for three months or longer
    For unvaccinated Australians and permanent residents seeking exemption from Australia’s outbound travel restrictions on the basis that you are leaving Australia for three months or longer, your proposed travel must be for a compelling reason and you must provide evidence to support your claims.

    https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/leaving-australia


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  6. dover0beach says:
    January 16, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Even a government of laws is still, at bottom, a government of men.

    This is an Iron Law.
    Lord, we’ve been let down so badly.


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  7. Well if it’s about seats and not polls maybe he should consider his own performance before blaming a prospective loss on Morrison?

    It’s a she Roger and has talked common sense during the Covid capers.
    I don’t doubt she’ll fight hard but needs to distance herself from the federal clusterfuck.


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  8. Family, in two Western Australian coastal towns, report said towns are both packed – apparently the belief is that sunshine and fresh sea air keep the covid virus at bay….

    Does actually.

    New study: COVID loses 90% of its ability to infect within 20 minutes of being exhaled (13 Jan)

    Other studies show that UV is very efficient at killing the virus. Also the two biggest factors in infection are inside homes containing lots of people and obesity. (I don’t have the link to the latter study saved, and can’t quickly find it by search, but I’ve put it up on the OT a couple times before.)


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  9. So what happens next?

    Djokovic will be deported… and he’ll have to foot the bill for the legal costs. But whether the Australian government pushes for a three-year ban on his return to the country remains under consideration

    The “West Australian.”


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  10. Even a government of laws is still, at bottom, a government of men.

    Ain’t that a fact. But it’s a tough one. You look around for leaders of strength and sanity…..but bar a The Second Coming……….it is a bleak outlook.


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  11. Doc Faustus:

    Neither of the Uniparties will want to go with ‘more of the same’ Covid policies while the wheels are falling off around the anglophone world.

    They haven’t decided yet which way each Uniparty Branch will go:
    .1 Double down – Germany Austria France Gt Britain.
    .2 Retreat and save the furniture – Sweden?
    .3 Wait and see how the polls go – the rest.
    I think Australia will go to #2 – with Victoria and WA being the holdouts, unless the UniParty wakes up and sacks the two lunatics running their respective Free Range Asylums.


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  12. I get the distinct impression that you’re prone to fits of Paranoia and Delusions of Grandeur.

    Dick Ed didn’t realise he was looking in the mirror when he typed this!


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  13. Agree but I would have thought retiring permanently to country x or taking up a job in country y would be compelling enough.

    You wanna know what thought thought?
    Thought thought he’d farted, but in fact, he’d shit himself.

    The Government doesn’t care what you think, and up until REALLY recently, it didn’t care what John thought either.

    BTW, be careful when claiming that “there is nothing to say unvaccinated can’t leave permanently”, when there clearly is…the Government.


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  14. Another gorgeous day here, a little chilly in the shadows, having coffee outside the boulangerie while resisting the temptation of une tarte au citron.


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  15. Yes we’ll I’m just wildly assuming that they would be a couple of the valid reasons.
    Of course why wouldn’t the government knock itself out to keep the unvaccinated here when everyone else can come and go as they please (in Victoria and NSW at least)


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  16. Drink, drink, I love drink, I say to Hairy, home again and clutching my second gin and tonic after a solid series of laps in our usual council pool. This lovely mix is a simple gin, Bombay Saphire, no poncey fragrant springtime herbal mix that, just a solid gin, and Schweppes tonic, ably assisted by ice cubes of frozen lime juice stored in the freezer for just such a moment as we sit together on the verandah in the verdant sunset. Alcohol is the pleasurable reward of the years as well as drowning the sorrows of them.

    I wax lyrical because I am judging setting a date for giving it up for a month for a diet.

    Punishment too extreme to bear? I can make a case for that.


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  17. Escher Nineeleven
    @Escher911
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    Replying to @ianmolony
    Funny how quickly they changed their tune when this dropped:
    Evidence of premeditated murder by the pharmaceutical manufacturers in the form of lethal dose studies on the general population!

    Reiner Fuellmich: “New Findings… Enough to Dismantle the Entire (VAX) Industry!”
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/M0vmjVc5mkQM/

    https://odysee.com/@Corona-Investigative-Committee:5/sam-Session-85-en.mp4:3

    http://www.bitchute.com


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  18. And for the first time, this morning I saw a group of five milling around the pharmacy clutching paperwork, no doubt for covid tests.
    Corsica apparently is one of the lowest vaxxed prefectures in France and, amazingly, has one of the biggest outbreaks of omicron.


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  19. Rabz says:
    January 16, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Well, I can’t imagine the Djoker heading back here any time soon, unless it’s in a B52

    At least we’ve been spared the cringe making shame of watching him booed by the Melbourne crowd.
    Remember years ago when they persistently imitated the whistling noise of the machine making the line calls?

    That made Aussies look like a bunch of retards. Imagine what the crowds booing Djoker would have done to our already rock bottom rep around the world.


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  20. If tennis players weren’t a bunch of evil amoral mercenary imbeciles, they’d all boycott the z-grade hopelessly compromised non-spectacle commencing tomorrow.

    Even soccer players have more integrity and fraternity.

    That’s until the latter all turn up at the equally compromised world cup this year – if they haven’t collapsed on the pitch in the next few months and ended up dead, or retired a la Sergio Aguero.


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  21. Yes we’ll I’m just wildly assuming that they would be a couple of the valid reasons.

    Yes, we’ll, I’m wildly assuming he eventually found one after months of trying, and repeated rejected applications.

    I also assumed that the Government wouldn’t eject Djokovic based on wrong-think, but they did.


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  22. Local towns are running out of staff in the supermarkets as the youngsters all get the coof.
    I hear the town of Charlton has a huge outbreak and businesses have had to shut down until the RATs clear the employees.


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  23. The entire Saga was a work of Art by Scotty and his Brains Trust.

    It takes a special kind of idiot to develop and execute a strategy where the result is Lose-Lose.

    But there we go.


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  24. Remember years ago when they persistently imitated the whistling noise of the machine making the line calls?

    err, no, because I refuse to watch it.

    oaf – I’m presuming the Djoker was cast as the villain against zederer and the manacorian queen?


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  25. I was talking about in general, not specific.
    I believe John’s difficulty was getting permission to take his children*, not just go himself, which again iirc was for a valid reason, to visit aged and ailing grandmothers.

    *who are vaxxed?


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  26. Piers Akerman

    Peter FitzSimons’ latest plan for Australian republic a laughable dud

    In the newspaper business this time of year was historically known as the silly season. Covid has heightened the usual sense of inactivity with businesses pretty much shut down, people on vacation or in hiding from the China virus, it’s the silly season on steroids.

    Novak Djokovic’s dilemma has added an element of international scandal to the usual sporting coverage which would normally be focusing on Tasmania’s first Ashes Test and the Australian Open. Then along came Bozo, Peter FitzSimons, whose inchoate ramblings appear in a rival newspaper as he offers his ill-informed opinions on religion and the law and the lifestyles of the rich and famous he and his TV celebrity wife, Lisa Wilkinson, rub shoulders with in their multimillion dollar North Shore haven.

    After two years of being told by experts how to screw up our lives and give up personal freedoms and tear up the Constitution to give bureaucrats a free rein, FitzSimons has unveiled a model for an Australian republic to replace our current and enviably functional constitutional monarchy. (At least it would be better functioning if Labor premiers believed we were all in this together and upheld the free passage and free trade elements of the Constitution which saw state borders all but disappear.)

    This new so-called hybrid model would see each state and territory parliament nominate an individual, with the federal parliament selecting three, with the names to be put to a national election with the winner serving a five-year term. That’s eleven names on a ballot for the Australia’s head of state, when currently the governor-general is selected after due consideration by the prime minister of the day.

    If you think this is nuts, you’re not alone. The plan might have been designed by former Labor shadow minister Barry Jones who produced an extraordinary flow chart depicting more than 20 interconnected bubbles which together formed the basis for Opposition leader Kim Beazley’s Knowledge Nation policy.

    Noodle Nation is today an Asian food franchise and the spaghetti diagram has long been binned. In announcing his fantasy, FitzSimons, the chair (maybe missing a few legs now) of the Australian Republican Movement (ARM) told the Herald, for which he writes, “this is a model ready to go that’s got the finest legal minds in the country behind it”.

    That should have been a warning to all. FitzSimons hasn’t a clue about the law as he repeatedly revealed with his abominable remarks as he encouraged his followers to pursue a witch hunt throughout the course of Cardinal George Pell’s scandalous ordeal at the hands of the Victoria Police, the Victorian DPP and the Victorian Appeal Court – all of whom FitzSimons lauded until the High Court delivered its scathing opinion on the verdict.

    Not one of the usual anti-British, anti-Australian black armband cheer leaders for a republic has yet voiced full hearted support for the FitzSimons disaster with even his fellow veteran of the cause Thomas Keneally and founding chairman of ARM offering a sort of Yes Minister-like murmur “I’m delighted they’re trying though”.

    Former Labor PM Paul Keating shredded the proposal and highlighted the massive shift in power it would represent.

    “With the power of a popular mandate, a new president would render subordinate all other officers of state, including the current office of prime minister and that of cabinet,” he told the Herald, which moved the story from its place of page one prominence on Thursday back to page 7 by Friday.

    As a failed model, FitzSimons’ humbug is on a par with the Edsel, a brand of car Ford notoriously marketed between 1958 and 1960, a total dud described as overhyped, unattractive and low quality (which might describe FitzSimons’ effort) before junking it at a cost of US$2.19 billion in 2020 currency.

    Liberal Party voters, who support the current system in the main, should be asking why Mackellar MP Jason Falinski, who chairs Parliamentary Friends for an Australian Republic, and apparently was a part of a two-year consultation, just didn’t pull the chain on this garbage and leave FitzSimons and his woke warriors to their arrant silliness.

    Daily Tele


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  27. I used to coach a junior boys’ cricket team once, when I was living in Townsville and not long before I travelled further afield for work.

    There was a tennis court about 50 metres away from the oval we were training at. About ten minutes before training started some of the boys who rocked up were watching some ladeeees on the court.

    Because most of the boys were already on the ground, and also because I was in no mood that day I called out to them: ‘OI! Stop watching that and get over here – tennis is for women, and poofs!’ Unbelievably, some giggling from a small gaggle of mums ensued so I quit while I was ahead.

    I can only hope that advice stuck with those young men into their adult years.


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  28. Until a couple of the compliant 2nd stringers come down with wuflu mid tourney, and another ‘fully vaxxer’ collapses on court, clutching his chest…

    It’s not going to happen.
    These players are on TV around the World, no way will Big Pharma want them going into Anaphylactic Shock live on court with a billion people watching.
    It’s a certainty that they all got innocuous injections and Djoker is just a stooge.


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  29. Former Labor PM Paul Keating shredded the proposal and highlighted the massive shift in power it would represent.

    Paul Keating is on record as supporting the model of the Republic that voters rejected some years ago.


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  30. Even soccer players have more integrity and fraternity.

    Tennis has never been a sport for gentle people. It is one of only two sports in which you cannot get a draw or sit back and defend an apparent winning lead. Completely cutthroat

    Soccer is filled with wannabe actors and over the top divas. Fraternity and integrity run far behind. But I take your point.


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  31. Not one of the usual anti-British

    Um, these types would shit their pants in the face of nationalism.

    Trump? Why he should be the Deputy Minister for Transport in Alberta!

    Drain the Swamp! Drain Great Slave Lake!


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  32. srr:

    Rumble — The effective sealing of documents related to over a thousand others Maxwell and Epstein trafficked to is a much bigger story than one civil case involving a lesser noble: https://archive.ph/1Kw1U

    There was a movie in the 80’s where corruption was running riot and the protagonist managed to make a bargain with the nasty people. As they are leaving he asks the top crooked cop “Just how high does this go?”
    “You’ll be able to tell by the loose threads being snipped.”
    As they fly away, the crooked cop gets into his car and it blows up.

    If Randy Andy is being snipped and probably encouraged to get a bottle of Whiskey and the Webley to the library… “Just how high does this go?”


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  33. I agree, I dont think the sheeple have hurt near enough yet

    They’re starting to. Pro vaxxers that aren’t card carrying socialists are getting back of it. Every successive jab will meet more resistance. The lefty loonies who will inevitably hate the very experts they referred to for not being loony enough will ultimately become a noisy minority ignored by the silent majority. I know the because I actively talk to people who aren’t political. I value their opinion because they are the ones who ultimately hold the balance of power.


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  34. Fully concur, KD. (8.31pm)

    Nary a ripple at Casa Pedro over the unfolding Novak Djokovic saga.

    A lot of those former Yugos are complete and utter ratbags.


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  35. Thanks TE for posting that article re the Fitzsimmons abomination- the Falinski connection is interesting. Another hard leftist in the liboral pardy.


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  36. Winston Smith says:
    January 16, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    They haven’t decided yet which way each Uniparty Branch will go:

    I’m pretty sure that’s true.

    But the basic parameters coming out of the international mist are:

    •1 Vaccination doesn’t stop transmission;

    •2 Vaccination offers protection to the elderly – pretty much nobody else.

    •3 There is an end to jabbing as a control strategy.

    Those parameters seem to be (nearly) fixed.

    Consequently the ‘The Science’ basis for most of the government overreach in terms of mandates, passports, jabbing children, and so on, falls into a hole.

    Hard to see the Coalition going for anything other than ‘We’ve held off the plague until the vaccine was rolled out to save the ‘vulnerable’’ – so, Victory, and Freedom and Vote For Us.

    Equally hard to see Labor going with an alternate ‘We’re Doomed unless we continue a-jabbing and a-lockdowning for evermore’ as a winning strategy.

    Particularly with Fat Clive spending $80m on ‘Freedom’.

    As a P50 case, I see a brisk return to nearly normal, each step a ‘gift’ from Wise Government, with the proles being satisficed by calls to Australian exceptionalism.

    (Bit of a simplified rant.)


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  37. some of the boys who rocked up were watching some ladeeees on the court

    If the latter were aesthetically pleasing and clad in suitable ladeeees tennis attire, I could understand them doing so.

    Megs – professional soccer players get on far better with each other off the pitch than tennis players, who are self obsessed misfit weirdos that spend every second of their free time happily planning and imagining another Jim Jonestown style imbroglio/contretemps/regrettable incident with themselves magnanimously allocating the Kool Aid to their annoying unpleasant but (unfortunately) necessary supplicants.

    Among the latter, imagine Bruce McAveny, but with a larger emptier skull and even fewer useful attributes (if that’s possible) …


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  38. Roger:

    The prog-left is doing more harm to indigenous folk than paternalistic missionaries ever did.

    Like any fringe group they ‘advocate for’ like refugees, the downtrodden, etc, they are just objects to be flung into the culture wars then discarded…


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  39. I was talking about in general, not specific.

    You misled this blog with your erroneous certainty. Your posts very clearly intimated that the only barrier to unvaccinated from leaving the country was to tick a three month box.

    It doesn’t matter a damn what John’s particular situation was, or happens to be now, the government website is clear on the issue. It’s a government decision, not the individual.

    Perhaps instead of tap dancing around, throwing out assumptions and guesses like rose petals, you could just admit that you’ve posted incorrect information and we can move on, better informed.


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  40. At last. OMG’s out in Perth, and – assuming its spread isn’t radically different from OMG spread everywhere else – it can’t be contained. Note Herr McGowan’s response to 5 cases of community transmission is reintroducing indoor mask mandates. No outdoor mask mandate, let alone a lockdown. Previously, he locked us down over a single case. He knows this is different this time. They know. It’s not that serious.

    Western Australians are finally going to meet Covid, up close and personal. And most of them will be underwhelmed. This could be the beginning of the end of the madness. It’ll take some time, maybe a few months, but McGowan can’t keep us at Defcon 1 indefinitely if the circumstances clearly don’t warrant it.


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  41. Dr Faustussays:
    January 16, 2022 at 8:46 pm
    Winston Smith says:
    January 16, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    They haven’t decided yet which way each Uniparty Branch will go:

    I’m pretty sure that’s true.

    But the basic parameters coming out of the international mist are:

    •1 Vaccination doesn’t stop transmission;

    •2 Vaccination offers protection to the elderly – pretty much nobody else.

    •3 There is an end to jabbing as a control strategy.

    Those parameters seem to be (nearly) fixed.

    Consequently the ‘The Science’ basis for most of the government overreach in terms of mandates, passports, jabbing children, and so on, falls into a hole.

    Hard to see the Coalition going for anything other than ‘We’ve held off the plague until the vaccine was rolled out to save the ‘vulnerable’’ – so, Victory, and Freedom and Vote For Us.

    Equally hard to see Labor going with an alternate ‘We’re Doomed unless we continue a-jabbing and a-lockdowning for evermore’ as a winning strategy.

    Particularly with Fat Clive spending $80m on ‘Freedom’.

    As a P50 case, I see a brisk return to nearly normal, each step a ‘gift’ from Wise Government, with the proles being satisficed by calls to Australian exceptionalism.

    (Bit of a simplified rant.)

    Don’t reckon you’re too far off. I wonder just how pissed off the middle are with LNP claiming the jabs aren’t mandatory when it’s obviously BS, and there’s the question of underestimating the LNP capability to stand on their dicks.
    Then again, Albo may find his close relationship with Andrews isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement. Certainly going to be an interesting federal election.


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  42. Local towns are running out of staff in the supermarkets as the youngsters all get the coof.

    Walking around the Brisbane CBD this weekend I was surprised by the fact the nearly every eatery had a “help wanted” sign in the window, and several other retail shops had the same.

    Less surprised that food courts (Myer centre, PO Square and Wintergarden and the one under David Jones) were like ghost towns with many shops shuttered.


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  43. Teen firefighter accused of lighting multiple bushfires, including Wooroloo
    Bethany Hiatt
    The West Australian
    Sun, 16 January 2022 12:32PM

    A 19-year-old volunteer firefighter has been accused of lighting nine bushfires across Perth’s hills.

    Officers from police bushfire investigation group Strike Force Vulcan have charged the man with lighting the fires between December 23 and Saturday, January 15 — including a blaze that destroyed a Wooroloo home less than a year after a devastating blaze razed 86 homes in the area

    The accused arsonist, from Wooroloo, is a volunteer firefighter who responded to eight of the nine bush fires he is alleged to have lit.

    His fire brigade was unable to attend the ninth fire because it was already busy fighting another of the blazes he allegedly lit.

    The fires the man allegedly started include a bushfire on Old Northam Road, Wooroloo, on December 23, two bushfires on Christmas Day on Old Northam Road in Beechina and in Wooroloo, and another in Wooroloo on Boxing Day that destroyed a house, several sheds, vehicles and farming machinery.

    They also include fires near Breeze Road, Gidgegannup, on December 30 and January 1, and blazes in Beechina, Wooroloo and Wundowie on January 3, 9 and 15.

    Arrested by investigators in Wundowie on Saturday, the man has been charged with nine counts of wilfully lighting a fire likely to injure or damage.

    He was refused bail and was due to appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court on Sunday.

    If convicted, he could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail.



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  44. It’s a certainty that they all got innocuous injections and Djoker is just a stooge.

    I thought it was a certainty that everyone gets poisoned, Grigory?


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  45. Firmer Gez:

    Scummo is so far gone you can’t even see the dust.

    As the Turnbull revenge plot on the Liberal Party engineered.
    That man will carry a grudge as he descends into the 6th Circle of Hell.

    -In the sixth circle, Fraser and Turnbull wander to a kind of
    graveyard, filled with the fiery tombs that hold the Heretics.

    -Fraser is stopped by a voice calling from one of the tombs. It is
    a political leader of Turnbulls time, Scott Morrison, addressing him as an Australian,
    based on his regional accent.
    “G’day, mate!”


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  46. struth was more than right
    it aint about supply chains
    its about people and human behaviour and patterns.

    some people see patterns.
    poor old Cassandra.
    the fuck wood she no, eh?


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  47. Alcohol is the pleasurable reward of the years as well as drowning the sorrows of them.

    Indeed it is Lizzie. Currently enjoying a nice WA red. Look forward to the next time we can share a glass with you and Hairy.


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  48. Western Australians are finally going to meet Covid, up close and personal. And most of them will be underwhelmed. This could be the beginning of the end of the madness. It’ll take some time, maybe a few months, but McGowan can’t keep us at Defcon 1 indefinitely if the circumstances clearly don’t warrant it.

    One could argue that the entire point of lockdowns was to avoid the public actually experiencing covid and deciding it was just a routine virus. That it is now rampant is a godsend, that people will now see the rampant overreach for what it is.


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  49. Nary a ripple at Casa Pedro over the unfolding Novak Djokovic saga.

    C’mon Pedro. The Djoko saga has nothing to do with tennis. It is about fighting for principle. Djoko is a hero for his stance.


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  50. A 19-year-old volunteer firefighter has been accused of lighting nine bushfires across Perth’s hills.

    Does he vote Green and believe in climate change?

    Some of these arson attacks are reminiscent of the ELF from the USA in the 1990s.


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  51. El Dorado is on the Telly.
    spoken like John Wayne … “look now Pedro, move it!”

    patterns.
    note how the hat on the character Mississippi, is outta place ?

    Same in Jarmusch’s Dead man


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  52. jupes – next Friday evening in Sydney, various Cats will be catching up. You and your better half will be missed. ?

    It will be my last night in captivity. I’ll be having my own little tipple.


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  53. Because I know you’re just hanging out for them, an update on the Radio Shows.

    They’ll be held from 7:00pm (Ozzie Eastern Standard Times*) on the first Saturday evening of each month.

    They will have a distinct theme. The theme for next Month’s (Feb 5, 2022) Radio Show will be “Ozzie Classics”.

    Here’s a taster … 🙂

    *OEST


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  54. JCsays:

    January 16, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I actually agree with the court’s decision. I don’t agree with what the government did, but I don’t want a court overriding the minister’s call.

    You’re right.
    As much as I would like Hawke to have the tennis racquet shoved up his arse, the worry was that it would have been the end of ministerial discretion and broader immigration policy would have been weakened.


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  55. The closest example I can recall [to the Joker Saga] was circa 2014 when the Government of Pakistan refused entry to a load of 100,000+ Aussie Sheep on the grounds of having some Disease nobody ever heard of.
    Bingo, it’s front page news.
    And the Abbott Government are to blame!
    Anyway, Dubai, U.AR., Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt, Iran, Ceylon, Serendipity, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Italian Somaliland all refused entry to the ship and something like 1% of the Top Aussie Sheep were dying every day.
    Animals Australia were on the case, PeanutHead was having kittens, the Murdoch Press were in Full Rage Mode, the ship is just floating in the Indian Ocean half full of dead sheep.

    Anyway, Eritrea finally agreed to take the sheep for nothing, plus feed, plus a few Million$$$$$, plus a few 10s of Millions for the Middlemen in the deal.

    In other words, every fucking cunt of a country in the world ganged up to embarrass a Coalition Government, with the Traitorous Murdoch Press and the Labor Party cheering them on.
    Same thing just happened with Djokovic, but the Morrison Government got on the front foot early and knocked it on the head.


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  56. I am a little confused, perhaps someone can help me out. I was under the impression that Morrison was against vaccine mandates. Federal employees are exempt from the mandates in Victoria.

    Has he stated that he is now in favour of mandates? If not, why should they cancel a visa because of vaccine stance, and why restrict unvaccinated leaving?


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  57. cohenitesays:
    January 16, 2022 at 9:27 pm
    Latest BOM adjustments to its official ACORN temperature record adds another 0.06C to the temperature trend!

    BOM is being very brave. Following the science no matter how inconvenient.


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  58. As much as I would like Hawke to have the tennis racquet shoved up his arse, the worry was that it would have been the end of ministerial discretion and broader immigration policy would have been weakened.

    Does this mean Muzzo and Tamil Tiger reffos will now be chucked out 72 hours after the minister’s decision?


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  59. srrsays:
    January 16, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    sorry tirggerfingeritis caused me to report this comment instead of clicking on the link — don’t waste your time dover


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  60. I am a little confused, perhaps someone can help me out. I was under the impression that Morrison was against vaccine mandates.

    Here’s all you need to know:
    Anthony Albanese has consistently said that everybody must be fully vaccinated against Covid, no exceptions
    That means being up to date with Boosters.
    The only way that is going to happen is if well meaning but stupid people vote for Independents and Albanese becomes Prime Minister.
    The only way he’s going to enforce his Vaccine Mandate is with Einsatzgruppen.
    So, think carefully before casting your vote.


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  61. Sorry Ed, what you are describing is already happening to me under Morrison. Rewarding the valueless empty suit is not right. Things are not going to get better without some hard times. Those hard times might involve a labor fed government. Best we can hope for is a difficult senate. The liberal gov can not be reformed in power. Report comment


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  62. The closest example I can recall [to the Joker Saga] was circa 2014 when the Government of Pakistan refused entry to a load of 100,000+ Aussie Sheep on the grounds of having some Disease nobody ever heard of.

    If you are talking about the MV “Cormo Express” shambles, you are only ten years, and 50,000 sheep out. Oh, and it was the Government of Bahrain that initially refused those sheep, citing “Scabby mouth” as the reason.


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  63. Have a geek at Custard’s Twitter link.
    Labor are taking this defeat hard, they’re bringing up the Tamil Girls, some woman who lost her son, Craig Kelly, Christensen, Country Shoppers on Nauru for 9 years …
    Imagine finding a Country to deport Craig Kelly to.
    Are there that many cream buns in the entire World?


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  64. Over at Malice Locals, there are a range of stories about French & Italian regional courts ruling that compulsory mask wearing outside is unconstitutional.


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  65. Jupes, think we all know the answer to that question… There’s been no move on period in immigration, to either patch over some of the more activist decisions from the bench by legislation or regulation or even to robustly appeal ones handed down in lower courts by the likes of Bromberg.

    They found a backbone on this though even though the first attempt was a comedy of errors.

    Scomo is already trying to beat it up as a “Tampa” moment and news.com have it low in their news feed, rest of them not even covering Scomo. IMHO the whole charade locally will go one of two ways, in 2 weeks after AO is finished into memory hole or like the bushfire fiasco they find some cock up, attribute it to the Fed’s and go the full Monty.


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  66. Anyway, Eritrea finally agreed to take the sheep for nothing, plus feed, plus a few Million$$$$$, plus a few 10s of Millions for the Middlemen in the deal.

    The Howard Government brought those sheep for ten million dollars – they paid the Eritreans a million dollars and 3,000 tonnes of feed to take them – the sheep, that is.


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  67. Does this mean Muzzo and Tamil Tiger reffos will now be chucked out 72 hours after the minister’s decision?

    Good luck with that. They only went along with Hawke as the political establishment, left and right, has mainlined “Health” Jenkem.


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  68. BTW, be careful when claiming that “there is nothing to say unvaccinated can’t leave permanently”, when there clearly is…the Government.

    Mater, can you explain what barriers there are to emigration out of Straya?
    I asked that earlier this morning when you said that someone could leave but not with their kids.
    Was there parental consent from both parents?
    Was the family court involved?
    There could be other questions.
    Are there outstanding criminal matters or unresolved ATO issues?
    That could be as simple as lodgement of a final return.
    Be specific.
    Is there, or is there not, a blanket ban on Australians leaving the country permanently?


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  69. The soccer players were in some lowly league watched by nobody.
    This is the Australian Open, watched live by hundreds of millions live.
    You understand the difference, right?
    No one’s collapsing and dying of Anaphylactic Shock here and the only way to ensure that doesn’t happen is to make sure they don’t get thereal McCoy CovidVax.


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  70. The Howard Government brought those sheep for ten million dollars – they paid the Eritreans a million dollars and 3,000 tonnes of feed to take them – the sheep, that is.

    Let’s say that’s right, tho your previous commenting history doesn’t inspire confidence.
    So it cost us $10 mil to the shipowners, $1 mil to Eritrea and whatever it cost to buy 3,000 tons of grain and ship it to Eritrea.
    Plus Middleman Fees.


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  71. Was there parental consent from both parents?
    Was the family court involved?
    There could be other questions.
    Are there outstanding criminal matters or unresolved ATO issues?
    That could be as simple as lodgement of a final return.

    my mental ex missus did this … I call this game Summoning Spectres


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  72. It’s been a Political Triumph for Scotty, no wonder News.com aren’t covering it.
    Djokovic’s statement was graceful, he knows he did the wrong thing and so does everybody else with a brain.


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  73. Let’s say that’s right, tho your previous commenting history doesn’t inspire confidence.

    Does anyone else see the irony here?

    Oh, and for what it’s worth, I was running a wheat and sheep farm at that time, supplying sheep to the live trade, so I think I’ve a bit more idea of the issues regarding the “Cormo Express” matter then you. Ten years and 50,000 sheep out…


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  74. The soccer players were in some lowly league watched by nobody.
    This is the Australian Open, watched live by hundreds of millions live.
    You understand the difference, right?

    They sure get big crowds at those lowly matches….and multi-angle live TV, and for some reason label the teams as ‘Finland’ and ‘Denmark’

    No one’s collapsing and dying of Anaphylactic Shock here

    Nor there, the delayed cardiac events are myocarditis – You understand the difference, right?


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  75. Mc says:
    January 16, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    I am a little confused, perhaps someone can help me out. I was under the impression that Morrison was against vaccine mandates. Federal employees are exempt from the mandates in Victoria.

    Yeah, except MY federal employer has used OHS to keep us unvaxxed working from home, out of “solidarity” with the non-commonwealth-workers.

    My fucken vaxxed colleagues are terrified of me, while Omnivid runs rampant through the 99% vaxxed staff.


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  76. Yeah, Gore Vidal.
    He wrote some interesting essays way back, looked at it again a few years ago, it didn’t stand the test of time.

    He did describe Jack Kennedy as a “so so Historian and World Class gossip” in relation to something Truman did during the ’48 Campaign.
    Not Googlin’ it, but if my memory improves i’ll post a comment.


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  77. the delayed cardiac events are myocarditis

    Sure, and quite likely to be Vax Adverse Effects.
    You understand that advertisers at the AO watched by a billion people don’t want players collapsing with Myocarditis?
    Right?


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  78. my mental ex missus did this … I call this game Summoning Spectres

    Yeah, yeah, whatevs.
    Not particularly interested in how B&T you might be about your ex.
    The question is, if someone is barred from leaving the country with their children, it begs the question:-
    Is this solely about vaccination status?
    Or is it about something which was embedded in law pre-Covid?
    For example, a Family Court order that prohibits the removal of the kids from the country without the consent of the other parent.


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  79. Djokovic under guard at airport
    Remy Varga
    REMY VARGA

    Novak Djokovic is at Melbourne Airport under Australian Federal Police guard.

    The tennis champion will fly to Spain via Dubai at 10.30pm on a United Emirates flight, The Australian understands.



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  80. Winston Smith,
    I remember having to go to a hamlet called Branden to get pints otherwise it was pots only.
    There and back on motorbikes. Funny how the trip back took less time.
    Happy days. Now they lock you up for that type of thing.


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  81. Rabz,
    How come I never get invited to your little soirées?
    I don’t necessarily wish to attend.
    But an invite would be nice. Good manners and such.


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  82. I had no intention to mislead.
    Of course the desire has to be genuine and supported by documentary evidence.
    I’m of the firm opinion that the government views wanting to abruptly come back and clogging hotel quarantine as the potential mischief.
    The issue here, as is often the case, is your personal animus, good grief, over such an minor point, especially when pre 15 November 2021, everyone vaxxed or unvaxxed faced the same ludicrous hurdles to leave.


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  83. And on the matter of removing children, I’ve certainly had to jump through that hoop to get a child passport issued, to take a child on holiday.
    I don’t know why people get so hot under the collar when they don’t know the facts of a particular case, which I wasn’t referring to anyhow.
    I read the legislation and thought it personally feasible that a trip overseas for a minimum of three months for the purpose of say retirement or employment (and obviously assuming supporting documentation) would be the type of thing envisaged, for the probable miniscule number of Australian citizens intending to move to/visit a country which did not require proof of vaccination to enter.


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  84. Watching a double episode of Anthony Bourdain. Sort of scratches my travel itch for the moment. Depending what unknown part he went to. The heel of Italy looks interesting.


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  85. Mater, can you explain what barriers there are to emigration out of Straya?

    There needs to be Government approval, none of the potential issues you mentioned were present. As I understand it they had to submit documents to leave three times before it was approved.

    Basically we’re all prisoners of the Australian Idiocracy. Former Indian co-worker was fucking furious that the Mongocracy rejected her request to leave Australia four times and in fact never approved it.


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  86. MatrixTransformsays:

    January 16, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    stop being a moron Sancho.

    many of us know the family in question

    Not good enough.
    If you try to kill an argument with “well, the government stopped us, but can’t say too much”, reasonable people ask questions.
    Because that is not the experience of others, and you would need to explain what the difference is between your “special case” and the general experience of others.


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  87. I was a little disappointed with the end of Mansfield Park.
    After so much reading of correspondence and intimate conversation there is no detailed reveal of the blossoming love of Edmund for Fanny.
    Still very entertaining.


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  88. Yeah, except MY federal employer has used OHS to keep us unvaxxed working from home, out of “solidarity” with the non-commonwealth-worker

    Sorry to hear that Barry. I used to have option of working from home. Not so now. Science is tricky like that


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  89. As much as I would like Hawke to have the tennis racquet shoved up his arse, the worry was that it would have been the end of ministerial discretion and broader immigration policy would have been weakened.

    The point is pretty moot. You can count on one hand the times these fucking arseholes have used ministerial discretion appropriately.


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  90. Meanwhile as some fucking tennis player gets the boot; I wonder if the 2 are related:

    “[E]nclaves, mini-states and neighborhoods in large European cities will begin to appear. Yes, they will always be a minority. But they are more united and threaten violence. And the state will have to obey their instructions”. — Sergei Markov, Russian political scientist, interview in Lenta.ru, January 3, 2022.

    Many of the migrants already live on the generosity of European welfare, even as the police, social workers and ambulances do not enter these areas or must be protected when they do.

    In these lost areas, we are no longer in Europe.

    On December 8, 2021, during the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 30 of the Catholic faithful were attacked in the street and threatened with death. The attackers shouted, “kuffars” (“infidels”) and “it is not your home”, Le Figaro reported. “Wallah [I swear] on the Koran, we will cut your throat”, attackers told the priest who opened the procession. This took place not in Pakistan, but in Nanterre, France.

    In Brussels, according to former Secretary of State Bianca Debaets, “there are too many areas where it is difficult for women and homosexuals to walk”.

    Although women of foreign nationality are only one-sixth of all women of childbearing age in Belgium, half of all children in Belgium are now born to foreign women…. This is the picture that just emerged from the National Institute of Statistics.

    One-third of Belgium’s population is of foreign origin; Belgians are already in the minority in Brussels….

    But as everyone knows, the “Great Replacement” is just a far-right fantasy….

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/18137/europe-multicultural-volcano


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  91. I’m travelling on my own, and shall do as I please.
    There’s no rule that says I can’t read a newspaper or a novel, or watch TV, or argue on internet while travelling.


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  92. There needs to be Government approval, none of the potential issues you mentioned were present. As I understand it they had to submit documents to leave three times before it was approved.

    So it got approved in the end?


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  93. The point is pretty moot. You can count on one hand the times these fucking arseholes have used ministerial discretion appropriately.

    That is true.
    Hi, Man Monis, if you’re listening.
    I guess I was saying I didn’t want the opportunity for further judicial interference in the exercise of that discretion.


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  94. MatrixTransformsays:

    January 16, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    stfu sancho, fucking shit-talker

    Shit talker?
    Or asker of awkward questions?
    BTW.
    Are you vaxxed?


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  95. flyingduk says:
    January 16, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    These players are on TV around the World, no way will Big Pharma want them going into Anaphylactic Shock live on court with a billion people watching. It’s a certainty that they all got innocuous injections…

    What, same as all the Euro soccer players?

    I’m a bit puzzled why there are so many soccer players copping it. No other individual sport seems to have had so many victims.
    Are there many from other sports, but not the same publicity; or is there something special about soccer as an activity?

    Also, does this happen more in cold weather sports?

    I mean, where are the Aussie soccer players collapsing?


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  96. Watching old Bugs Bunny cartoons is better than what Hollyweird offers these days.

    Hell yes. Remember watching them back in the 80s with my uncle and seeing him in tears watching the Road Runner outsmart Wile E. Coyote. Beep. Beep.


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  97. MatrixTransformsays:

    January 16, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    sancho, you dumb fuck … it wont work with me.

    So.
    There is no real example.
    Just bluster.
    Yes, John of Mel had a few snags but posted here that he ticked the “leaving for more than three months” box and it was all good.
    Immigration are only concerned about quarantine on return.
    If you are fucking off permanently (or for greater than three months) they don’t give a shit.
    Razey must be halfway to Japan by now, eh?


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  98. The only way that is going to happen is if well meaning but stupid people vote for Independents and Albanese becomes Prime Minister.

    He may be a nut case, but this is undeniably true. No matter how bad the Liberals are, Labor will defy the impossible to be even worse. He will provide cover to Andrew and Palace Chook. They will be emboldened to ramp up to eleventy, and try and overturn Perrotet and make Australia coast to coast totalitarian.

    The biggest fallacy is “it can’t get any worse”. It can and it will.


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  99. The biggest fallacy is “it can’t get any worse”. It can and it will.

    Good. The Liberals must be destroyed. Then, hopefully, out of the ashes of that pathetic party, a conservative party just might emerge. Far better than to keep on kicking the can down the road.

    Enough.


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  100. Indeed it is Lizzie. Currently enjoying a nice WA red. Look forward to the next time we can share a glass with you and Hairy.

    been far too long thanks to the clowns


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  101. The biggest fallacy is “it can’t get any worse”. It can and it will.

    It will get worse regardless of which major Party rules.

    The fantasy is that things can get better without them first getting worse. Until you recognise this, you are only delaying the inevitable.

    If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed;
    if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may
    come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” : Churchill

    We are well past the first stage. Our choice is between the second and the last. Have no doubt that as long as you deny this, our enemies are entrenching their position.


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  102. Sancho,
    You’ve dropped a lot of questions for me upstream, about a particular example (John of Mel). I don’t have the time or inclination to scroll through and answer them all. John’s case is an example, but not really all important in and of itself.

    Suffice to say that I have shown that the Australian Government requires unvaccinated people to provide a “compelling” excuse for people to leave this country, even for three months. One they find acceptable. Rosie misled the blog. She misled you.

    I understand why you are now twisting and turning like a wind chime, because you spent a day criticising certain people based on Rosie’s bullshit.

    Sancho Panzer
    says:
    January 15, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    BTW, I agree in large part with the sentiment.
    The endless noise about “leaving this shithole” is somewhat reminiscent of the pathetic never-Trumpers in 2016, threatening to move to Canada or NZ or Mexico, but going nowhere.
    I also agree that “this shithole” (even with it’s warts) may be as good or better than most of the other shitholes.
    And I reject the proposition that “I could leave if I wanted to, but I can’t”. We established the other day (I forget who posted it) that you can leave Australia unvaxxed as long as you tick the box saying you will be away for three months or longer.
    Tick that box and “change your mind” to permanent migration later.

    Could it be that some of those expressing a desire to leave still want to collect the OAP, Medicare benefits and other social security from “this shithole” whilst overseas?

    Vaccinated people can leave without question or exemption. The unvaccinated cannot. Done.

    Please don’t ask me to jump through hoops and balance balls on my nose so you can try to weave justification around your erroneous statement above. The truth is, it doesn’t matter whether John (or anyone else) ticked the three months box on an emigration request, the unvaccinated don’t have the power to decide to do it. It’s obvious that they need government approval, and that government approval is not a given.

    I’m not going to play games with you. I have neither the time, nor the inclination. You (based on Rosie’s bullshit) were wrong.


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