Open Thread – Weekend 15 Jan 2022


The Lady of Shalott looking at Lancelot, John William Waterhouse, 1894

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Cassie of Sydney
January 15, 2022 5:33 pm

“Nice one. Glowie.”

Your trolling is mediocre. Ed Case is a much better troll, he’s sometimes entertaining, he’s frequently amusing, he’s barking mad and he’s almost always wrong.

When are you leaving for Japan?

Cassie of Sydney
January 15, 2022 5:37 pm

“Imagine – this was almost exactly 51 years ago.”

Almost 41 years ago.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 15, 2022 5:37 pm

When are you leaving for Japan?

Who is going to Japan?
Is someone going to Japan?

Cassie of Sydney
January 15, 2022 5:39 pm

Tim James, the Liberal candidate for Willoughby is a nice guy. He currently works for the Menzies Research Centre. He’s already being smeared as “hard right” by the MSM which he most certainly isn’t…he is a conservative.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
January 15, 2022 5:39 pm

miltonf pg 17, paragraph 22 pretty well show his contempt for personal choice.

https://www.fedcourt.gov.au/services/access-to-files-and-transcripts/online-files/djokovic/filed-documents/Sealed-Affidavit-Bannister-1512022.pdf

FYI 23 meg size, sorry they have scanned as a picture so couldn’t capture text.

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 5:40 pm

Imagine – this was almost exactly 51 years ago.

No 41 years ago

P
P
January 15, 2022 5:42 pm

Mary-Louise McLaws
@MarylouiseMcla1
·
2h
After a severe headache Thursday, I was diagnosed with a brain tumour. I will now be on a month’s sick leave from UNSW and WHO. Thank you media for helping me spread knowledge. Now it is time with my family.
Best wishes to you all.

Speedbox
January 15, 2022 5:42 pm

Cassie – oops, yes. Almost 41 years ago.

Runnybum
Runnybum
January 15, 2022 5:44 pm

Bloody hell choo choo man, educate yourself about money creation, I can’t help you as you refuse to believe it.
What a numbnut.

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 5:44 pm

Tim James, the Liberal candidate for Willoughby is a nice guy. He currently works for the Menzies Research Centre. He’s already being smeared as “hard right” by the MSM which he most certainly isn’t…he is a conservative.

What’s he doing in the NSW lieboral party then? I heard similar stuff about the parrot too but still haven’t seen any wind back of the Gladishocklian abortion ambush.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 15, 2022 5:46 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:

January 15, 2022 at 5:39 pm

Tim James, the Liberal candidate for Willoughby

Forget that.
Who is running for the Lower House (Diet) in the Kyushu prefecture?

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 5:49 pm

Thanks rockdoc- it’s so lame too. Hawke is another example of the trash that bludge courses at uni incubate.

Dot
Dot
January 15, 2022 5:50 pm

Kyushu prefecture

???

(Wincing intensifies)

cohenite
January 15, 2022 5:50 pm

Miss Anthropistsays:
January 15, 2022 at 5:03 pm
Cohenite,
How does one become an ex veteran?

I don’t know; why are you asking me?

calli
calli
January 15, 2022 5:52 pm

Tim James

Tim has a strong blend of private and public sector experience, he is the Executive General Manager at the Menzies Research Centre and former CEO of the national medicines peak body, and has worked at KPMG, law firm Allens, and served as an in-house counsel and strategic policy manager for Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.

Bzzzt.*

* that was my radar activating

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 15, 2022 5:52 pm

Runnybumsays:

January 15, 2022 at 5:44 pm

Bloody hell choo choo man, educate yourself about money creation

Ah, yes.
“Educate yourself”
“Do your own research”
“If you are too stupid to see it I can’t help you”.
Cannot bring themselves to say aloud what is being implied.
Hi Bird.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 15, 2022 5:53 pm

Whoever has control for landing, if he/she shows signs of incapacity, the non-flying pilot calls “taking over” or “my aircraft”, shoves the balls to the wall and goes around.
Even on short final.

Too bad if the bloke flying has seizure and rigidly extends his arms while dying at say 100 feet.
In Airbus aircraft he’s also got to let go of the little button on the sidestick that gives priority to let the other bloke take over.

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 5:55 pm

The fascist left don’t want perfection. That is just the excuse they use to attempt to justify controlling every minute aspect of people’s lives.

Put it this way, BJ, the idealists naively seek perfection, the hard core exploit that to control.

This is why the KGB drew up hit lists of leading idealistic fellow travellers in third world countries in the ’50s & ’60s. When the Marxist revolution came, they’d have to be among the first eliminated because they’d easily become dissatisfied with the true nature of Communism became apparent.

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 5:55 pm

Somehow I don’t think Ming would be very impressed by the research centre that bears his name.

aaron
aaron
January 15, 2022 5:56 pm

Trust us.

Table 52. Use in Pregnancy and while Breast Feeding
Evidence source:
The safety profile of the vaccine is not known in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to their initial
exclusion from the pivotal clinical study. There may be pregnant women who choose to be vaccinated
despite the lack of safety data. It will be important to follow these women for pregnancy and birth outcomes.
The timing of vaccination in a pregnant woman and the subsequent immune response may have varying
favourable or unfavourable impacts on the embryo/foetus. The clinical consequences of SARS-CoV-2
infection to the woman and foetus during pregnancy is not yet fully understood and the pregnant woman’s baseline health status may affect both the clinical course of her pregnancy and the severity of COVID-19.
These factors and the extent to which the pregnant woman may be at risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 will
influence the benefit risk considerations for use of the vaccine.
Population in need of further characterization:
The lack of data is communicated in product labelling; for clinical study of the safety and immunogenicity of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine in pregnant women and while breast feeding, see PART III.2 and PART III.3.
Table 53. Use in Immunocompromised Patients
Evidence source:
The vaccine has not been studied in individuals with overt immunocompromised conditions. Therefore,
further safety data will be sought in this population.
Population in need of further characterisation:
Safety data will be collected in individuals with compromised immune function due to acquired or genetic conditions or conditions requiring the use of immunosuppressants as this population of individuals in the active surveillance studies and the clinical studies proposed by the MAH (see PART III.2 and PART III.3).
Table 54. Use in Frail Patients with Co-morbidities (e.g., chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, chronic neurological disease,
cardiovascular disorders)
Evidence source:
The vaccine has been studied in individuals with stable chronic diseases (e.g., hypertension, obesity),
however it has not been studied in frail individuals with severe co-morbidities that may compromise immune function due to the condition or treatment of the condition. Therefore, further safety data will be sought in this population.
Population in need of further characterisation:
Safety data will be collected in individuals who are frail due to age or debilitating disease in the active
surveillance studies and through routine pharmacovigilance (see PART III.2 and PART III.3).
BNT162b2
Risk Management Plan November 2021
CONFIDENTIAL
Page 111
Table 55. Use in Patients with Autoimmune or Inflammatory Disorders
Evidence source:
There is limited information on the safety of the vaccine in patients with autoimmune or inflammatory
disorders.
Population in need of further characterisation:
Safety data will be collected in individuals with autoimmune or chronic inflammatory diseases, including
those who may be on immunosuppressants in the active surveillance studies (see PART III.2 and
PART III.3).
Table 56. Interaction with other Vaccines
Evidence source:
There are no data on interaction of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine with other vaccines at this time.
Population in need of further characterisation:
All reports describing interactions of COVID-19 vaccine with other vaccines per national recommendations in individuals will be collected and analysed as per routine PV activities. Interactions with commonly used non-COVID-19 vaccines, such as influenza vaccine, are proposed to be studied in a future clinical study (see
PART III.2 and PART III.3).
Table 57. Long Term Safety Data
Evidence source:
At this time, 2-month post dose 2 safety data are available for approximately half of the patients who have received COVID-19 mRNA vaccine in Study C4591001. The study is ongoing.
Anticipated risk/consequence of missing information:
At the time of vaccine availability, the long-term safety of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is not fully known,
however there are no known risks with a potentially late onset. Data will continue to be collected from
participants in ongoing study C4591001 for up to 2 years following the 2nd dose of vaccine. Additionally,
active surveillance studies are planned to follow long-term safety in vaccine recipients for 2 years following
Dose 2.

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 5:57 pm

Calli that explains what Tim James is doing in the NSW Lieboral Party.

He has been involved in government and politics for 25 years and served the Howard Government for six years including in the Prime Minister’s Office. He holds degrees in Business and Law and an MBA, and has worked for KPMG, Allens Arthur Robinson, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, among other private organisations.

Another lawyer, another insider

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 15, 2022 5:57 pm

“Getting old is not for the weak”-step mum

“It sure beats the alternative” – my Big Sis, with 81 years of struggle, success, marital failures and the death of her only natural child behind her.

That’s bad news about Mary-Louise McLaws. Wouldn’t wish that on anyone, the move into that time when family is the only thing that matters. Best of luck to her in her treatments.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 15, 2022 5:58 pm

The hostage crisis finished Carter.”

Yes, I remember it well. The failed rescue in particular.

For the slightly more wrinkly people here.
If the rescue had worked would it have tipped Carter across the line or was he too much of a lame duck by that stage?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 15, 2022 5:58 pm

Bloody hell choo choo man, educate yourself about money creation,

Why?

Are you looking to cultivate a friend?

Bird is now a semi-regular fixture at the Furniture Store, so why not go play with him?

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 15, 2022 5:58 pm

Speedbox

Imagine – this was almost exactly 51 years ago.

41?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 15, 2022 6:00 pm

If the rescue had worked would it have tipped Carter across the line or was he too much of a lame duck by that stage?

I suspect Jimmy Carter might have had a boost, but he’d still be remembered as the crappest president before Joe Biden. Just less crap cos Operation Eagle Claw had succeeded.

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 6:00 pm

If the rescue had worked would it have tipped Carter across the line or was he too much of a lame duck by that stage?

Doubt it- he gave a ridiculous ‘malaise’ speech in ’79 lecturing Americans on how awful they were iirc. An old school ma’am.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 15, 2022 6:01 pm

Cassie

Snap 41 times .

JC
JC
January 15, 2022 6:02 pm

Dover

Eyrie said that the vax causes negative efficacy. Your link does not show if people are catching the same variant twice. My point is it doesn’t and your link doesn’t demonstrate this. Does you link allow for or explain that more people are vaxxed than those that aren’t ? Also, is the chart capturing data for the Omni variant?

Rabz
January 15, 2022 6:03 pm

Brendan O’Neill is on the money again regarding the Evil that is “The Greater Good”.

A Tour de Force – British labore, the NHS and an evil tin eared Karen (BIRM).

They’ve tried to aim a blunderbuss at a floundering water buffalo and blown their own empty heads off instead.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 15, 2022 6:03 pm

Cassie

He’s already being smeared as “hard right” by the MSM which he most certainly isn’t…he is a conservative.

To the MSM, anyone to the right of Albo is “hard right”.

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 6:05 pm

If you read The Real Global Warming Disaster by Christopher Booker, you get the impression that the energy crisis in the late 70s was extended and deepened by Carter for political reasons. That idiot EF Schumacher (Robyn Williams used to promote him on his crappy radio show) gets a mention too.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 15, 2022 6:05 pm

Too bad if the bloke flying has seizure and rigidly extends his arms while dying at say 100 feet.

OK.
So the key ingredients are:-
– short final;
– Airbus (which models BTW?);
– a seizure which results in some sort of rigidity in the limbs and fingers.
Would choosing a B-777 alleviate your fears?
Shit, what about the Uber driver deflating on the Tulla freeway on the way to the airport?
Or even a passing truck driver seizing up and ploughing into you whilst you are waiting on the kerb for the Uber?
So many ways to die.
Seriously.
Please don’t call people worried about Covid “namby pamby bed-wetters” if you want to advance that 1-in-a-million fear of a plane crash as an excuse for the steely-eyed hairy-chested freedom fighters to wimp out of their flight to liberation.

Speedbox
January 15, 2022 6:06 pm

Boambee – already posted my mea culpa to Cassie. (bloody annoying small slip on the keyboard. Knew what I meant but hit the 5 instead of the 4. Didn’t notice on edit prior to posting. Grrrr).

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 15, 2022 6:07 pm

Eyrie said that the vax causes negative efficacy.
And I gave the link. Maybe you should read it?

Rabz
January 15, 2022 6:07 pm

Too bad if bloke flying has seizure and rigidly extends arms while dying at say 100 feet.

Don’t tell me, let’s have a guess – Eddles?

Aaron
Aaron
January 15, 2022 6:08 pm
Runnybum
Runnybum
January 15, 2022 6:08 pm

The groovy gang tag team is back!!

JC
JC
January 15, 2022 6:08 pm

Funny as. Faulty is an unheralded mufti. Possibly one of the greatest muftis in Australian history.

Faulty over at the Furniture Store reckons The Powers That Be are going to crash the banking system for a day, during which time Parliament will pass the We Want Your Cash Bill.
Next day, your deposits will be used to pay down bank debt, government deficits and top up the WEF Christmas Club.

I don’t quite get it though. The RBA can literally print more money, so why the need to crash the banking system? Also, banks borrow money primarily through deposits , so why would the government want to pay down bank debt? For what purpose? These are the sorts of things the mufti doesn’t answer.

Indolent
Indolent
January 15, 2022 6:10 pm

Dr. John Campbell

Omicron has peaked in UK

JC
JC
January 15, 2022 6:10 pm

And I asked you a question to prove people who have been vaxxed are getting the same variant more than once. This you still refuse to answer and you can’t. Hence why you skirting all over the place like a plane that’s lost a wing.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 15, 2022 6:13 pm

Why should I prove anything? Do your own research. Never mind, your Pfizer shares should do well even though the vax is hopeless and dangerous.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 15, 2022 6:14 pm

Also, banks borrow money primarily through deposits , so why would the government want to pay down bank debt?

Yes.
I won’t bother commenting at the Furniture Store, but it was tempting to ask the obvious.

“If you comandeer deposits and pay off debt, you pretty much no longer have a bank. Shut the doors.”

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 6:15 pm

We know the ‘rats cheated in 1960 and 2020- I wonder what they got up to in the years in between.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 15, 2022 6:15 pm

Dover, how come this place won’t allow substack links, even when run through TinyURL?

Rabz
January 15, 2022 6:15 pm

why would the government want to pay down bank debt

Bluddee hell, JC – out of the goodness of its own (black) heart, of course. They spray other peoples’ money at every other “problem” (real or perceived,) so why the hell not?

Remember that legendary motto from the GFC – “Too stupid to fail.” 😕

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 15, 2022 6:16 pm

Hi Babababa Bundy.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 15, 2022 6:16 pm

Hawke’s (read the Morrison Government’s) express reason for revoking the visa substantially boils down to ‘we’ve lost control of part of the flock and can’t trust the buggers to behave themselves’.

How the hell have you come to that conclusion?
The Morrison Government was blindsided by someone in Border Force on a Friday evening, it regrouped, isolated the problem, got the Politics exactly right, and struck on a Friday evening a week later.
It’s over for another 3 years.
Where’s Albo?
He’s been very quiet?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 15, 2022 6:17 pm

Pert 2 is up.

The Great Epstein Cover-Up, Part 2
Ann Coulter

According to journalist Vicky Ward, Acosta later defended this sweetheart deal to the Trump transition team, explaining: “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone.

132andBush
132andBush
January 15, 2022 6:18 pm

DrBeauGan says:
January 15, 2022 at 1:09 pm

Unfortunately, I didnt predict the biggest downside – tyranny, ?”

I don’t think any of us predicted it.

Struth did.

Worth a repeat.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 15, 2022 6:18 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 15, 2022 6:19 pm

Whether Reagan would have glassed Tehran and Qom is obviously unknowable (and I doubt he would have) but even so, conventional weapons would have caused a hell of a mess.

The Iranian Navy might have had a rowboat left, for starters, if they could find a place to hide it well.

Operation Praying Mantis

That was in Reagan’s last year. He sank half the Iranian Navy in an afternoon, and only didn’t sink the rest of it to give the ayatollahs a chance to back down. Which they did…

To think what tech must be like now! Those IRGC kiddies in their speedboats will be meeting their virgins quite rapidly.

On US tech this today:

Army readies to deliver first set of Strykers with 50-kilowatt laser weapons (14 Jan)

It they can do for Katyushas and mortars that would negate quite a lot of nuisance from the Hezbies and their friends.

Rabz
January 15, 2022 6:21 pm

If the rescue had worked would it have tipped Carter across the line or was he too much of a lame duck by that stage?

Nothing was going to save that hapless imbecile from the aftermath of this regrettable incident

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 15, 2022 6:22 pm

Do Scummo and Alex Goose realise how grossly insulting the reasons for cancelling Novak’s visa are to Australians?
Are we so childish or stupid that Novak’s mere presence would drive us into an anti vax frenzy and rioting.
Patronising buffoons at play.

Winston Smith
January 15, 2022 6:24 pm

I bought a new washing machine about a year ago and decided it was time to read the instructions.
Key features:
Blurb
blurb
blurb
Stronger lid.
blurb
blurb
blurb.
So for the last 24 hours or so, it’s been bugging me why a key feature would be a stronger lid?
Then it finally struck me…

JC
JC
January 15, 2022 6:24 pm

Eyrie says:
January 15, 2022 at 6:13 pm

Why should I prove anything?

Why would you prove anything? You don’t have to, but it means you can’t and therefore invalidating your own assertion.

It would be the same as me accusing you of being an evil intentioned cunt with zero attributes and when I was asked to offer evidence I didn’t. It’s same thing

Do your own research.

Really? That’s how it works does it? You make a claim and asked to provide evidence for your claim and the person who questions your claim is expected to prove it. You’re a fucking idiot, Hallward.

Never mind, your Pfizer shares should do well even though the vax is hopeless and dangerous.

Lol, just sad. You ought to be banned as your delusions make you sound like Biden. Totally demented.

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 6:25 pm

Patronising buffoons at play.

yes- never underestimate the contempt they have for the demos.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 15, 2022 6:29 pm

Dear Penthouse forum, you wont believe this.

Then it finally struck me…

Dot
Dot
January 15, 2022 6:30 pm

Eyrie said that the vax causes negative efficacy. Your link does not show if people are catching the same variant twice.

Why would it need to? You just need to show worse immunity (of any kind) compared to purebloods, for any variant, correct?

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 15, 2022 6:31 pm

Carter was another Banksman*, but he didn’t get involved in any Wars during his Term in Office, the Church Committee [HSCA] held Hearings, Energy costs skyrocketed, the War on Whites got 4 years of respite, the Death Penalty was reintroduced after being in hiatus since 1967, FM Stations kicked off and began promoting Springsteen, the Films The Warriors came out, as well as The Story Of O, Damien: The Omen and Salo/40 Days Of Sodom and Billy Carter tried to get rich on Billy Beer [he failed].
* H/t Gore Vidal

Runnybum
Runnybum
January 15, 2022 6:31 pm

Hey biggles I saw that video of that A340 where the fuel load was incorrect, did Emirates give you an award for pointing it out to them?
Choo choo man, you can answer too.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

If there’s one time in history someone can bitch about Australia & stay here, this is that time.

When advising someone to “Quit bitching about Australia: either love it or leave it” please be sure to include advice on how an exit visa may be obtained.

Winston Smith
January 15, 2022 6:34 pm

The Swamp is using the FBI, Department of Justice, et al, to create a State of Emergency so they can cancel or disrupt the 2022 mid term elections.
Just watch how it’s shaping up…
The bastards are going for it.

Tucker Carlson – I hope his insurance is paid up, because these people are playing for keeps.

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 6:35 pm

When advising someone to “Quit bitching about Australia: either love it or leave it” please be sure to include advice on how an exit visa may be obtained.

I thought that had been addressed this morning

bespoke
bespoke
January 15, 2022 6:36 pm

Stay in ya lane.

JMH
JMH
January 15, 2022 6:36 pm

ur family was what you woould callsays:
January 15, 2022 at 6:32 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.
Please wait while I sort this bullshit out!
A small reflection where sibling relationship went wrong.
I was lucky because I was taught free-thought in school. My sister, three years behind, not so.

She went on to Latrobe University doing a ‘degree’ in Political Science – which she abandoned. I’d imagine the subject was a bit too hard for her. However, her mind was a

. (How did that bloody post when I HAD NOT finished my post. ) Jesus H !!
Take fucking two from > However, her mind was assaulted by one Barry Jones. She breathed his every word. He was the Messiah and if I did not bow down, then I was beneath contempt.

This is just one small example of how the corruption (socialist/communist) take your pick infiltrated tertiary education decades ago.

Oh FFS !!

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 15, 2022 6:39 pm

I didnt realize the levels of stupidity ministers could contain.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jan/15/novak-djokovic-visa-australian-minister-alex-hawke-says-risk-of-civil-unrest-behind-cancellation

Tennis champion Novak Djokovic, who has been described as a risk to “civil unrest”* and a “talisman of anti-vaccination sentiment”, may never get the chance to defend his Australian Open title, facing a three-year ban from the country ahead of a last-ditch court challenge to stay.

Australia’s immigration minister, Alex Hawke, personally cancelled the unvaccinated world No 1’s visa, arguing his presence in Australia could incite “civil unrest” and encourage others to eschew vaccination against Covid-19.

8 Can a major newspaper write a piece which fouls up the language to make it mean exactly the opposite of what was said.
Why yes, yes they can.

So Joker will prevent an outbreak of civil unrest??

There is no point in becoming a republic.

The Mongdom of Austfailure is much more appropriate.

In effect the minister in charge is banning him for 3 years based on “Muh feels”…

Hawke said he accepted Djokovic’s recent Covid-19 infection meant he was a “negligible risk to those around him”, but that he was “perceived by some as a talisman of a community of anti-vaccine sentiment”.

“I consider that Mr Djokovic’s ongoing presence in Australia may lead to an increase in anti-vaccination sentiment generated in the Australian community, potentially leading to an increase in civil unrest of the kind previously experienced in Australia with rallies and protests which may themselves be a source of community transmission.

“Mr Djokovic is … a person of influence and status.

“Having regard to … Mr Djokovic’s conduct after receiving a positive Covid-19 result, his publicly stated views, as well as his unvaccinated status, I consider that his ongoing presence in Australia may encourage other people to disregard or act inconsistently with public health advice and policies in Australia.”

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 15, 2022 6:39 pm

Do Scummo and Alex Goose realise how grossly insulting the reasons for cancelling Novak’s visa are to Australians?
Are we so childish or stupid that Novak’s mere presence would drive us into an anti vax frenzy and rioting.
Patronising buffoons at play.

You’re really flailing badly now.
The key to acceptance is understanding that Scotty and his advisers read the play to perfection after the Border Force KingHit.
By contrast Albanese and his hopeless advisers had responses that only meant anything to the Political Classes, a tiny minority.
F’rinstance, who knows or cares what a Focus Group is?
Essentially, no one.
Albo doesn’t know this, because he’s spent a lifetime insulated from reality.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 15, 2022 6:40 pm

Fun statistic I just calculated:

1) The ACT boasts that 98.6% of its population aged 12+ are ‘double vaxxed’.
2) ~80% of the ACTs 420,000 residents are aged 15+, ie 336,000 (closest age breakdown I could find)
3) 1.4% of 336,000 = 4700 unvaccinated people
4) The current ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’ has seen nearly 15,000 COVID ‘cases’ in the ACT since the start of the year….thats >3 per dirty unvaxxer!.

How about that vaccine effectiveness, amirite, amirite?

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 6:41 pm

Where’s Albo?

I’m surprised you don’t know, Ed.

He’s in QLD on the 10th day of his “Better Future for QLD” trip.

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 6:42 pm

Some people say Ming’s biggest mistake was to expand tertiary ejucashun as recommended by the Murray Report (1957?). When you looks at the likes of Hawke (actually both of them), it was a terrible mistake.

Rabz
January 15, 2022 6:43 pm

Reagan threatened to glass them and they believed him.
To quote an American I worked with at the time, “Turn Teheran into a glazed parking lot”.

To quote another American at the time (a freshly released embassy hostage):

J’ismist: “So would you ever consider going back to iran?”
FREH: “Yeah, in a B52”

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 6:43 pm

John Hewson just can’t help himself.:

John Hewson
@JohnRHewson
·
23h
Djokovic wants special treatment… maybe a miracle…should’ve joined Hillsong.

Comes across as a bitter soul.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 15, 2022 6:43 pm

Choo choo man, you can answer too.

What do Sancho and I have to do with an Emirati airline crew flubbing their math?

Is this just another act of nuffiness to try and cover for your previous outbreaks?

JC
JC
January 15, 2022 6:43 pm

Why would it need to? You just need to show worse immunity (of any kind) compared to purebloods, for any variant, correct?

Dot,

The fashionable opinion here for the past few weeks is that the vax ruins immunity and some here have suggested it goes to zero, which is laughable. If you suffer negative efficacy the best way to demonstrate this is people contracting the same variant twice – particularly the alpha version. Did that occur?

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 6:45 pm

Ah yes the visiting professor as Keating called him. I don’t like either of them but I’m glad Hewson lost in ’93.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 15, 2022 6:47 pm

He’s in QLD on the 10th day of his “Better Future for QLD” trip.

AKA Witness Protection.
It’s over, he’s fucked.

Winston Smith
January 15, 2022 6:47 pm

Local Oaf:

They ignored dozens of other celebrities who they let wander in and out of the country over the last two years.

I really hope Djovich and his lawyers demand the list of Brahmin Caste let in the country.
I’d imagine it would be relevant to his defence.

Ha ha Turdball/Morrison – this is blowing up in your face and I hope Morrison tells all about who was influencing him with these decisions.
Passing bullets around for someone else to fire is too damn common in Australia.

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 6:47 pm

When you looks at the likes of Hawke (actually both of them), it was a terrible mistake.

Bob Hawke graduated well before ’57, milton. Pretty sure he’d completed his Oxford degree by then too.

Whatever you make of the man or his politics, as a son of the manse he was no sluggard when it came to education.

Rabz
January 15, 2022 6:48 pm

Novak’s mere presence would drive us into an anti vax frenzy and rioting

(cue spooky mystical muzak …) “Remind me again, grasshopper, how albansleazey and the labore pardee could possibly be worse than the stupid forking gliberals?” 😕

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 6:49 pm

It’s over, he’s fucked.

That’s done it…Albo to win by 10-12 then. Possibly even more.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 15, 2022 6:49 pm

Special Ed quoting a pedo approvingly…

Gore Vidal
Boorish, thick-skinned, arrogant and a lifelong sexual boaster, Vidal explained his world-view to an interviewer, “The difference between Italian boys and American boys, is the Italian boys have dirty feet and clean a**holes, while American boys have clean feet and dirty a**holes.” Vidal was a founder and financial donor to the Boston/Boise group that later became NAMBLA. He appeared at NAMBLA fundraising events and he appeared as a defence witness for various NAMBLA members who were prosecuted for pederasty in the 1970s.

In later life, Vidal moved to a villa in Ravello in Italy, where the ages of consent for homosexuality and prostitution are among the lowest in Europe, and took annual holidays in Thailand, a notorious pederasts’ haven. His half-sister Nina Straight, told his biographer Tim Teeman that Vidal was a pedophile who preyed on underage boys and that this was the reason he took holidays in Bangkok. This is confirmed by his nephew, the actor and director Burr Steers, who was very close to Vidal and says the writer was afraid that secrets about his pedophile activities would come out. Steers said Vidal was “terrified that conservative columnist William F. Buckley had evidence that Mr. Vidal had sex with underage boys” — or as Nina Straight put it, “Jerry Sandusky acts.” Vidal spent a lot of time and money on litigation against Buckley for libel and this was a long-running feud. Buckley’s son confirmed that Buckley had kept a filing cabinet full of evidence about Vidal’s illegal activities, but he had destroyed it after Buckley’s death.

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 6:49 pm

hope so too Winston- just when you think they can’t get any more vile, they do

JC
JC
January 15, 2022 6:49 pm

Duk

We know the current vaxes don’t show great hope against the last variant. Unfortunately harry hindsight wasn’t around to warn us in 2020 when biotech was developing the vaxxes.

But here’s what you can do
1. Show us where you predicted there would be new variants.
2. Show us by way of evidence that you predicted the new variants would escape the vaccines.
3. Is it true that unvaxxed are suffering worse outcomes?

rosie
rosie
January 15, 2022 6:49 pm

I bet Sancho will be in Japan before Glazey.
I know it’s Corsica not mainland France but while off season quiet life seems pretty normal here.
Sure people wear masks, not so much outside, but there are no testing centres, no vaccination hubs.
And as I mentioned earlier zero interest in vaccination status or even an identification check when I entered France from Italy. Very unlike when I have crossed the border at Ventimiglia and via the train from Turin pre covid, when very stern French police boarded the train. Perhaps they might have been more enthusiastic if anyone looked like a possible illegal immigrant.
I got asked for my green pass when I had lunch yesterday but unlike Italy no interest in scanning a qr code.
Of course neither country has qr codes anywhere.
If people want they can download the app.
France has 8 million cases and 4000 in serious condition.
Seems Macron’s big issue still is (unvaxxed) covid patients hogging hospital beds.

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 6:50 pm

Take your point Roger

Winston Smith
January 15, 2022 6:51 pm

Feelthebern:

He really was a publicity whore.

Yeah, but he was our publicity whore.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 15, 2022 6:52 pm

Albo reminds me a lot of Bill Hayden, he’s wishy washy too, hoping he can Free Ride his way into The Lodge.
He’s had this Djokovic StitchUp handed to him on a Platter, yet all he could do was carp from the sidelines.
They’ll ax him for sure and run Rudd again.
Rudd is the only asshole on the Planet who can outsmarm Scotty.

calli
calli
January 15, 2022 6:53 pm

Comes across as a bitter soul.

The craven Tweeter thought that was funny.

At least we missed one landmine.

Here John…have a slice of pie. GST exempt.

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 6:53 pm

Take your point Roger

You had to be wealthy or bright, or both, to get into university in those days and Hawke wasn’t wealthy.

rosie
rosie
January 15, 2022 6:54 pm

The other good thing about France.
Not having to sort rubbish into five categories.

Old bloke
Old bloke
January 15, 2022 6:56 pm

Be interesting to see his legal teams counter to Hawke which should be up later.

His legal team should just point out that the Prime Minister said that vaxxination in Australia isn’t mandatory, and it’s a personal choice whether someone takes the vaxx or declines.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 15, 2022 6:56 pm

Buckley’s son confirmed that Buckley had kept a filing cabinet full of evidence about Vidal’s illegal activities, but he had destroyed it after Buckley’s death.

Yeah, because William F Buckley Jr was a heavily closeted Homosexual and a known Pederast as well.

MatrixTransform
January 15, 2022 6:57 pm

if you want to advance that 1-in-a-million fear of a plane crash as an excuse

from memory sancho’s ‘stats’ can get a bit iffy at times

how many people have covid while sitting in a stall at the tennis ??

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 15, 2022 6:57 pm

Djokovic wants special treatment… maybe a miracle…should’ve joined Hillsong.

He got special treatment …..court ruled his visa valid, govt cancelled it anyway due to his ‘influencer’ status.

I still think this is going to backfire on Scomo.

MatrixTransform
January 15, 2022 6:58 pm

If you suffer negative efficacy the best way to demonstrate this is …

catching any variant after you’ve been jabbed

Runnybum
Runnybum
January 15, 2022 6:59 pm

Choo choo man, why do you come to biggles defence all the time, are you dating?
Don’t forget your blood pressure meds too, I care for you.

132andBush
132andBush
January 15, 2022 7:00 pm

Rex Anger says:
January 15, 2022 at 1:15 pm

Struth did.

Struth got lucky.

Wrong.
Even though a few of his calls have not been a “bullseye” the range has been met.
WRT the first lockdown and his predictions then -v- where we find ourselves as a country now, he was uncomfortably accurate.
I cannot believe what has happened and what a lot of my fellow countrymen have become.

Concerning the much ridiculed “supply chain disruption” prediction:
He said it would be due to something stupid throwing a spanner in the works. Well, it’s happening.
The “stupid thing” is the mania (driven on by the FMIC and governments) over Omicron. They are essentially trying to track the common cold and make anyone who they find with it stop work.
This IS starting to screw things up big time in the background (spare parts, fuel, food harvesting and distribution, consumables distribution).

Unfortunately it’s a background many don’t see or prefer not to.
This country needs to get it’s shit together.

miltonf
miltonf
January 15, 2022 7:01 pm

Scummo’s put himself in a ‘damned of you do-damned if you don’t’ situation and serves him right.

Old bloke
Old bloke
January 15, 2022 7:02 pm

Well, there is a lesson here.
Don’t worry about pilots generally.
Just don’t fly with this one.
He has just admitted his own incompetence. Whoever has control for landing, if he/she shows signs of incapacity, the non-flying pilot calls “taking over” or “my aircraft”, shoves the balls to the wall and goes around.
Even on short final.
Sort it out in the circuit.

No one will fly with that one, he’s had the jab, now he’s got heart problems and won’t fly again.

Is it an issue when the plane is on its final approach to land, should I listen to a former experienced commercial pilot or a Mexican bloke on an anonymous blog. Decisions, decisions.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 15, 2022 7:02 pm

thats >3 per dirty unvaxxer!
Not all of the unvaxxed have the coof either. Wonder what the numbers really are?

Bons
Bons
January 15, 2022 7:03 pm

Speaking of flyers, what ever happened to funnyman Tailgunner?
He disappeared when I was away OS and Morrisson locked out.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 15, 2022 7:04 pm

Cadman had been in Mitchell for 33 years and done nothing when Alex Hawke unseated him.
John Howard wanted Hawke to stand aside after he lost Bennelong and was told to get fucked.
Hawke has now been in Parliament 14 years, no scandals and he’s done well here on short notice.
An absolute fucking disaster for the Labor Party though.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 15, 2022 7:04 pm

Maybe Albo is quiet because he doesn’t want to interrupt the enemy while he’s making a mistake?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 15, 2022 7:05 pm

Trying to tease out anything from the figut=res is a nightmare.

The disease fucks over the elderly.
But the elderly are much more likely to die as vaccines can trigger immune responses as low as 30% in the elderly.
In addition old bodies ‘forget” stuff.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1044532318300678

So if you were 100% serious about protecting the elderly & health compromised you would be vaccinating & confirming it had triggered the immune response.
The ability to do this exists.
https://store.clinicallabs.com.au/store/covid-19-tests/combined-covid-pcr-antibody-test

It might mean serial vaccination for a handful of wrinklies to trigger the promised immunity.

Many of the deaths of the “vaccinaed” are in effect deaths of people who received a vaccine, but have never had their immune response checked.

On the other hand some of the “unvaccinated” will include people with ‘deaths door” conditions which meant they couldnt be given a shot in the first place, the higher the vaccination rate in the community the more concentrated this group are in the stats.

The stats can be fudged any way any turd wants to spin them.
What doesnt change is forcing people to undergo a medical treatment is extraordinarily unethical and a enormous abuse of government powers.

Cassie of Sydney
January 15, 2022 7:06 pm

“Yeah, because William F Buckley Jr was a heavily closeted Homosexual and a known Pederast as well.”

Actually Dick Ed…he wasn’t.

Go to bed.

Old bloke
Old bloke
January 15, 2022 7:06 pm

This bullshit is going to go on a while yet, didn’t scumo give approval for a poison jab factory that will be in production in 2024?

Also, Greg Hunt has purchased 47.3 trillion doses of the stuff, enough for another seven or so boosters for all Australians, so expect it to continue for some time yet.

I don’t think Greg Hunt would be facing penury in his retirement.

Cassie of Sydney
January 15, 2022 7:07 pm

Cadman had been in Mitchell for 33 years and done nothing when Alex Hawke unseated him.
John Howard wanted Hawke to stand aside after he lost Bennelong and was told to get fucked.
Hawke has now been in Parliament 14 years, no scandals and he’s done well here on short notice.
An absolute fucking disaster for the Labor Party though.

What are you drinking? Absinthe?

Rabz
January 15, 2022 7:08 pm

govt cancelled it anyway due to his ‘influencer’ status

In other words, according to the stupid forking gliberals:

“He’s an ‘orrible person with a big nose from a place full of excitable slavic types and he’ll make Ozzies do silly things, like arc up against the fascist idiocy we’ve foisted on them for the last two years – and his mother wears armee boots, I tells ya – and we all know, there won’t be any of that!” 😕

Such is the level of public discussion in this country nowadays.

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 7:08 pm

A tsunami has hit Tonga after a volcano eruption.

US authorities saying the eruption, captured by satellite, was very violent.

This could be very bad.

JMH
JMH
January 15, 2022 7:09 pm

Tennis champion Novak Djokovic, who has been described as a risk to “civil unrest”* and a “talisman of anti-vaccination sentiment”, may never get the chance to defend his Australian Open title, facing a three-year ban from the country ahead of a last-ditch court challenge to stay.

Does this mean we should all rush out and vote for the Morrison cretins at the upcoming Federal Election because they did a disgustingly bad PR Job re Djokovic? No. I don’t care how many times I have to say it. These repulsive ‘tards go LAST on my HOR.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 15, 2022 7:09 pm

I still think this is going to backfire on Scomo.

How?
Let’s say the Court strikes down Hawke’s cancellation?
Will Labor declare Victory and run Novak in a Safe Seat, Peter Garrett style?
Scotty has read the Politics to perfection.
It’s over.

Rabz
January 15, 2022 7:10 pm

what ever happened to funnyman Tailgunner?

Banned himself in shame after some regrettable outbursts, the subject of which there will be no further elaboration.

Dot
Dot
January 15, 2022 7:10 pm

The fashionable opinion here for the past few weeks is that the vax ruins immunity and some here have suggested it goes to zero, which is laughable.

All I am saying is that it appears to be suggested that unvaccinated people have better immunity to Omicron. Immunity doesn’t have to be non existent for there to be a worse response for the vaccinated. I don’t like the idea of untested gene therapies, the ethics of AZ nor the hundreds of exemptions granted to normal safety rules, but for godsakes I am not watching Stew Peters and declaring modeRNA or Pfizer give you AIDS, FFS.

If you suffer negative efficacy the best way to demonstrate this is people contracting the same variant twice – particularly the alpha version.

That’s not going to happen, ever. I probably had COVID in Feb 2020. How am I going to catch it again?

Wait 15 years and inoculate myself after I break into a WHO lab?

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
January 15, 2022 7:11 pm

Some four million people in NSW could get Covid-19 before the current wave is finished, chief health officer Kerry Chant said. (calli)

Which directly contradicts Hazzard who said at the end of December “Everybody is going to catch covid.”

One of those two was lying/exaggerating/stirring the possum.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 15, 2022 7:11 pm

Special Ed tries the “I know you are but what am I” defense.

Yeah, because William F Buckley Jr was a heavily closeted Homosexual and a known Pederast as well.

It fails.
Same as it always does whenever Ed is forced to fall back on its intellect.
Mummie will be so disappointed.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 15, 2022 7:11 pm

Re-reading, I see I failed to ack my inspiration for the ACT data:

Farmer Gezsays: January 15, 2022 at 1:38 pm

My apologies.

rosie
rosie
January 15, 2022 7:12 pm

Australia’s supply chain problems were predictable when omicron started spreading in Europe but pre Christmas the powers that be politicians and media were all we don’t know how serious an illness it is.
Seems to me Italy and France very swiftly changed isolation rules for those testing positive, and Italy abolished them altogether for so called close contacts (until symptomatic) so there appears to be no disruption in supply of food etc.
Everywhere I’ve been Rome Cagliari Santa Teresa Gallura and here, supermarket shelves are full.
Australia as has been the case for two years has over reacted, slow to respond to changing circumstances and would rather destroy the economy that achieve any sort of balance.

P
P
January 15, 2022 7:13 pm

Thousands of Sydney anti-vaxx protesters rally against jabs for kids
Ashlea Knickel For Daily Mail Australia 2 hrs ago

Craig Kelly live.

bespoke
bespoke
January 15, 2022 7:13 pm

132andBushsays:
January 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

All this should have ending when Struth said he got it wrong. The story is getting moor convoluted as time goes by.

Can you be so certain he was original and not just the loudest? And why the need to crown someone King?

Dot
Dot
January 15, 2022 7:13 pm

Cadman had been in Mitchell for 33 years and done nothing when Alex Hawke unseated him.
John Howard wanted Hawke to stand aside after he lost Bennelong and was told to get fucked.
Hawke has now been in Parliament 14 years, no scandals and he’s done well here on short notice.
An absolute fucking disaster for the Labor Party though.

What are you drinking? Absinthe?

Not quite.

Ed, lay off the bath salts, ahyausca and Jemkem.

https://www.chemeurope.com/en/encyclopedia/Jenkem.html

Dot
Dot
January 15, 2022 7:15 pm

Is chicken being hard to find part of a recent run on things or an actual supply chain issue?

If you drive a choo choo or flying bus, shut up.

jupes
jupes
January 15, 2022 7:16 pm

ScoBo!

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 15, 2022 7:17 pm

No. I don’t care how many times I have to say it. These repulsive ‘tards go LAST on my HOR.

In other words, you’re voting Greens/Labor.
Well, at least you’re finally being honest with the readership.

JC
JC
January 15, 2022 7:18 pm

All I am saying is that it appears to be suggested that unvaccinated people have better immunity to Omicron.

Dot, honest to goodness, but where is the evidence for this.

Immunity doesn’t have to be non existent for there to be a worse response for the vaccinated.

True, but that’s not what some nitwits were saying here. They were arguing that immunity had been shot to zero, which is beyond bullshit. It’s laughable nonsense.

I don’t like the idea of untested gene therapies, the ethics of AZ nor the hundreds of exemptions granted to normal safety rules,

That’s ordinarily true, but we believed we were in a crisis in 2020 and you take more risk in a crisis situation.

That’s not going to happen, ever. I probably had COVID in Feb 2020. How am I going to catch it again?

You could catch Omni as our friends who live in Miami have had Alpha in 2020 and now Omni.

Personally, I’m hoping I get Omni soon enough and get it out of the way. I’m not going to go looking for it, but I really don’t care if I get it.

MatrixTransform
January 15, 2022 7:19 pm

rosie, did you meet a real Scotsman while traveling?

…reckons a supply chain is only as long as her walk to IGA

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 15, 2022 7:19 pm

Seems Macron’s big issue still is (unvaxxed) covid patients hogging hospital beds.

If he thinks vaccines are the answer (given Pfizer CEO Borla’s admission that ‘2 doses provide little if any protection’), then paraphrasing Chief Brody, he’s gonna need a bigger boat!

Frank
Frank
January 15, 2022 7:21 pm

The Carters were cursed it seems.

JC
JC
January 15, 2022 7:21 pm

I’m talking about something else. Covid in batshit boring. (No pun)

MatrixTransform
January 15, 2022 7:21 pm

And why the need to crown someone King?

Djokovic is king
exiled
but king

Runnybum
Runnybum
January 15, 2022 7:25 pm

Beyonce it is way past your bedtime.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 15, 2022 7:26 pm

Hello, Mr Safety Officer sitting in a donga in the Middle of nowhere surrounded by bookcases full of Arch Files that you’ve never opened:
Champ, if you are able to refute my facts on the late NeoCon William F Buckley, Jr, go right ahead.

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 7:27 pm

Seems Macron’s big issue still is (unvaxxed) covid patients hogging hospital beds.

Surprising that a chap who studied philosophy at one of France’s leading universities seems to have a deficit in logic.

Must have been all French existentialism in the course.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 15, 2022 7:28 pm

Some four million people in NSW could get Covid-19 before the current wave is finished, chief health officer Kerry Chant said. (calli) Which directly contradicts Hazzard who said at the end of December “Everybody is going to catch covid.” One of those two was lying/exaggerating/stirring the possum.

Historical evidence (1918 Influenza), early trials (the Diamond Princess experiment), and the opinion of Australian Microbiology Prof Ted Steele suggests that only ~20 of the population ever become sick from any new respiratory virus – the other 80% defeating it at the door due to crossover immunity from previous similar infections.

On that basis, one would expect not more than 20% of NSWs 8 million citizens to ‘catch OMICRON’ (less actually due to previous survivor immunity), with quite a proportion of that having minor and unrecognised symptoms.

Having said that, my local experience (attending 2 local households locked in with COVID) is that so far, 7 of the 8 persons involved have got symptomatic COVID after it was brought into the house, so I wonder if the attack rate of the new variant is much higher.

Interestingly, I think I am naturally immune – having had hours of close contact in both house holds without so much as a sniffle and several – PCRs. If I cant jag a +PCR in the next few days, all hope is lost.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 15, 2022 7:29 pm

Rosalynn Carter looks more evil than John Wayne Gacy in that photo, which takes some doing.
Was Gacy a Republican?
I think he was.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 15, 2022 7:31 pm

The stats can be fudged any way any turd wants to spin them.

Indeed, hence the only reliable metric is ‘excess mortality’ … ie did more people die during the pandemic than in an average year? I am yet to look at the Aus data, but there is very little signal in the world data, a few % at most.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 15, 2022 7:33 pm

A tsunami has hit Tonga after a volcano eruption. US authorities saying the eruption, captured by satellite, was very violent. This could be very bad.

Shit … I spent 16 days in Aceh after the boxing day tsunami – the destruction was indescribable.

MatrixTransform
January 15, 2022 7:34 pm

did more people die during the pandemic than in an average year?

MiL works in the funeral industry.

lets just say that they haven’t put on extra staff or put down orders for a new Tesla

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 7:36 pm

Shit … I spent 16 days in Aceh after the boxing day tsunami – the destruction was indescribable.

Early days, duk, so reports are mostly anecdotal at present, but American Samoa has also issued a tsunami warning.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 15, 2022 7:38 pm

I still think this is going to backfire on Scomo.

How?

I think Scomo is hoping for short term political approval of his ‘protector’ status in the countries hour of darkness … but instead, Novax will go, triggering serious friction amongst his domestic and OS support base, then, half way through the AO, several of the (fully vaxxed) top players will withdraw with covid anyway, and, perhaps, one will collapse – prompting some of the sheeple to finally start questioning the safety and efficacy of the jabs.

MatrixTransform
January 15, 2022 7:38 pm

apparently the summit of that volcano is submarine.
There was activity in December last year and then a lull before it started up again the yesterday.

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 7:43 pm

NZ, Fiji & Vanuatu tsunami warnings.

Ash cloud rising 20kms into air.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 15, 2022 7:44 pm

A tsunami has hit Tonga after a volcano eruption.

Looking a bit more positive.

Tsunami hits Tonga after ‘catastrophic’ volcano eruption (15 Jan)

Some fine photos, good work to that journo pulling them all together so quickly. It looks like the tsunami was just small enough not to cause really serious inundation, and the volcanic eruption looks like a phreatomagmatic explosion like Krakatau in 1883. The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano started out as a submarine volcano, and there were some amazing photos of it erupting up through the sea some years ago. Right now it is pretty much at sea level, so it looks like during the recent eruptive episode it had seawater come into the vent. Big steam explosion.

Still possibility of many fatalities, especially since Krakatau didn’t stop with one titanic explosion: it had four of them one after another. This volcano could potentially go off big time in hours or days.

Mater
January 15, 2022 7:46 pm

I think we can say it was predictable. From the ABC in April 2020.
It was definitely posted on the old Cat at the time.

We’ve never made a successful vaccine for a coronavirus before. This is why it’s so difficult

“For those pinning their hopes on a COVID-19 vaccine to return life to normal, an Australian expert in vaccine development has a reality check — it probably won’t happen soon.

The reality is that this particular coronavirus is posing challenges that scientists haven’t dealt with before, according to Ian Frazer from the University of Queensland…”

I’ll leave it to those interested to cross-check what Professor Frazer predicted, to what we are seeing.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 15, 2022 7:46 pm

While I’m on the topic this is what the volcano was doing two weeks ago.

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano (Tonga): another stunning footage of eruption seen from boat (30 Dec)

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 7:46 pm

Warning issued for Norfolk Island.

calli
calli
January 15, 2022 7:47 pm

Someone up thread mentioned politicians who “do nothing”.

I wonder what would have happened in Australia during the past two years if politicians had done nothing.

rosie
rosie
January 15, 2022 7:53 pm

Speaking of collapse.
Remember that wild tale about four or was it six? British Airways pilots (a unique British Airways phenomenon btw) dying from the vaccine, perhaps circulating around March 2021, except of course they didn’t.
The tsunami of vaxx related pilot death stories then disappeared completely off the radar.
As for tennis players collapsing and on the court, amazing what some people hope for.
The sheeples by the way are already vaccinating.
Despite all the dead pilots, dead soccer players, dead children, dead babies being daily paraded by the ever hopeful true believers.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 15, 2022 7:54 pm

I think Scomo is hoping for short term political approval of his ‘protector’ status in the countries hour of darkness …

You might think that, but you’d be overthinking it.
Scotty was faced with a serious Political problem, he solved it with a Political Solution.

but instead, Novax will go, triggering serious friction amongst his domestic and OS support base, then, half way through the AO, several of the (fully vaxxed) top players will withdraw with covid anyway, and, perhaps, one will collapse –

You’re drawing a purty long bow there, flyingduk.

… prompting some of the sheeple to finally start questioning the safety and efficacy of the jabs.

Mate, if anybody hasn’t worked out yet that every Vaccine does nothing but fuck up their health, Novak Djokovic and his legal team can’t help them.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 15, 2022 7:54 pm

flyingduk says:
January 15, 2022 at 7:11 pm
Re-reading, I see I failed to ack my inspiration for the ACT data:

Farmer Gezsays: January 15, 2022 at 1:38 pm

My apologies.

My apologies too.
I failed to acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of this site and emerging blog curators.

Winston Smith
January 15, 2022 7:55 pm

Wolfman Oz:
Beautifully written, and it shows just how vicious people become when they can hide behind the claim “It’s for the greater good”.
The post.

Vicki
January 15, 2022 7:55 pm

Re the Jokovic saga:

It has a bit to run yet. Don’t write his team off. First win is the selection of panel of three Federal judges instead of one. Remember the Federal Court us no friend of Liberal governments. If there are grounds to reject Alex Hawke’s decision – they will do it without hesitation.

Personally, I think the reasoning behind his decision is laughable. I mean, really, public order & public health? So many holes it is Swiss cheese. And can you deny a valid medical argument of acquired immunity on the grounds that it might influence others to follow?

rosie
rosie
January 15, 2022 7:55 pm

The same Professor Frazer I saw in a TV interview, still on YouTube iirc, that predicted a covid vaccine would be available in about a year.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 15, 2022 7:57 pm

Champ, if you are able to refute my facts on the late NeoCon William F Buckley, Jr, go right ahead.

What facts, Grigory?

Since when has anything you’ve ever posited in any ofmyour sock accounts, on any iteration of the Cat, ever been factually correct or honestly presented?

Speedbox
January 15, 2022 7:58 pm

Roger says:
January 15, 2022 at 7:08 pm

All clear in Tonga but stunning photos.

https://matangitonga.to/2022/01/15/tongan-geologists-stunning-Jan14eruptions

Bruce in WA
January 15, 2022 7:58 pm

Cassie of Sydney says:
January 15, 2022 at 7:07 pm

What are you drinking? Absinthe?

Woman goes to see her local GP.

“What seems to be the problem?” he asks.

“Well, doctor, it’s very embarrassing but … well … whenever I pass wind, it sounds like a motorcycle!”

“Really?” asks the doctor, leaning forward. “Are you able to provide me with an example?”

Red-faced, the woman cocks her bum, winces, and lets loose a l-o-o-o-o-o-ng blast, which sounds exactly like a motorcycle starting up, revving, then making a high-speed pass.

“See what I mean?” she pleads as the echo dies down. “Is there anything at all you can do?”

The doctor smiles knowingly and sits back in his chair.

“It’s not a real problem” he says reassuringly. “You just have to stop drinking absinthe.”

“But … but … how on earth do you know I like to drink absinthe?”

“Easy”, the doctor smiles.

“Everyone knows absinthe makes the farts go Honda!”

Thank you, thank you very much … I’m here all week. Try the veal.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 15, 2022 7:59 pm

Macron must be yukking it up big time at Scommo’s expense.
‘Novak is welcome here anytime’.
Revenge is like a very runny Brie left under a dead badger to soften and develop a piquant flavour.

132andBush
132andBush
January 15, 2022 8:00 pm

Can you be so certain he was original and not just the loudest?

Bespoke,
I don’t give a shit where he fell in the order of things.
I’m just saying he was way more right than wrong.
As were a few others in that last week of March 2020.

I, for one, didn’t quite see it all clearly till around May, even though I argued strongly with a spouse of a Fed member of parliament in late March about how we should deal with it in order to avoid lockdowns.
But that was how to deal with the disease itself, I wasn’t as quick to realise what was about to happen re our social fabric.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 15, 2022 8:01 pm

Sal at 6:34:-

When advising someone to “Quit bitching about Australia: either love it or leave it” please be sure to include advice on how an exit visa may be obtained.

This was spoken about the other day.
Firstly (and ignoring the Norks Hermit Kingdom and a couple of others) there is no real requirement for an “exit visa”. Visas are usually issued by the country of destination (in the Razey example, that would be Japan, which he says he can get via spouse I think).
Someone posted here the other day that they had just filled out the paperwork for a three month stay overseas (which is the maximum allowed for on the form).
No problem. Pretty much info only.
Of course, if you are leaving permanently, just tick the three month box and “change your mind” later.
All they give a shit about right now is finding quarantine spots if needed. If you are going for three months or leaving permanently they don’t give a shit.

MatrixTransform
January 15, 2022 8:02 pm

Despite all the dead pilots, dead soccer players, dead children, dead babies being daily paraded by the ever hopeful true believers.

strange science when counting the victims of idiot-ology is dressed up as some sort of perverse wrong-think.

you’re insane woman

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 8:04 pm

I wonder what would have happened in Australia during the past two years if politicians had done nothing.

Novax would be playing in the Open, for starters.

Incidentally, Albo on QLD TV news saying ScoMo is a do nothing PM.

If only!

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 15, 2022 8:04 pm

Mate, if anybody hasn’t worked out yet that every Vaccine does nothing but fuck up their health, Novak Djokovic and his legal team can’t help them.

Fuck off, Grigory.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 15, 2022 8:06 pm

Farmer Gezsays: January 15, 2022 at 1:38 pm

My apologies.

My apologies too. I failed to acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of this site and emerging blog curators.

Call it a draw ?

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 8:06 pm

All clear in Tonga but stunning photos.

Let’s hope so.

As Bruce mentioned, they’re not out of the woods yet.

rosie
rosie
January 15, 2022 8:06 pm
cohenite
January 15, 2022 8:07 pm

I’m finding it hard to watch Tucker and Bongino and their appraisal of what the bastard biden and his corrupt lackeys are currently doing to the US; plus the cowardly absence of most of the GOP and even compliance by some of the GOP in the machinations of these left mongrels.

Bongino as I said agrees with me that the mid-terms are in jeopardy because the demorats know in any fair election they will be gutted so they are going to either suspend them or subvert them.

The greatness of Trump is that he revealed and confronted these parasites at the heart of the US. We have no similar person here. Although Pauline, Kelly and a few others are doing their best. Scomo is a fat shit but he is still better (sic) then rub and tug and the rest of the commies who will do what biden is doing.

132andBush
132andBush
January 15, 2022 8:08 pm

*the spouse

Dot
Dot
January 15, 2022 8:09 pm

Nick Fuentes looks like Fred Schneider.

Baba
Baba
January 15, 2022 8:09 pm

Someone posted here the other day that they had just filled out the paperwork for a three month stay overseas (which is the maximum allowed for on the form).

Unless it’s changed it is for a period of more than three months.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 15, 2022 8:11 pm

You’re drawing a purty long bow there, flyingduk.

Challenge accepted … I chose my ‘Fenris’. https://youtu.be/BF_OuEba3a4

bespoke
bespoke
January 15, 2022 8:12 pm

Fair enough Bush. Let that be the last of this between us OK?

Have Woodstock can.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 15, 2022 8:12 pm

The other good thing is Nuku’alofa pretty much the closest population to that volcano – no nearer populated islands (Goolag maps linky: zoom out to see Nuku’alofa to the south). So if the capital gets out of it well then it should be a pretty good outcome in light of how big this is. Looks Bikini Atoll level big.

Unfortunately there probably were fishermen and tourist boats closer to the volcano. I don’t like their chances.

rickw
rickw
January 15, 2022 8:15 pm

But here’s what you can do
1. Show us where you predicted there would be new variants.
2. Show us by way of evidence that you predicted the new variants would escape the vaccines.

JC, as soon as some experts realised that the vaccines were “leaky”, the concern was over new variants.

Variant by definition may not be adequately cover by the current version of the vaccine.

Basically this shit show has followed the standard trajectory for a virus, there aren’t any surprises.

132andBush
132andBush
January 15, 2022 8:16 pm

Have Woodstock can.

Need to do some degreasing on the header tomorrow so a couple of those should come in handy, thanks 🙂

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 15, 2022 8:17 pm

Despite all the dead pilots, dead soccer players, dead children, dead babies being daily paraded by the ever hopeful true believers.

You mean these soccer players? https://dailyexpose.uk/2022/01/15/2021-footballer-deaths-increased-by-300-percent/

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 15, 2022 8:17 pm

rosiesays:

January 15, 2022 at 6:49 pm

I bet Sancho will be in Japan before Glazey.

Oops.
I think I have been tumbled!
I have already checked it out.
Looking at heading to Thailand to visit my sister for a few weeks, then on to Japan around August – September.
I normally book direct but I am using a travel agent for flights to make sure I don’t get snagged (or cover that off as best I can).
Their advice is that there shouldn’t be a problem.
Interestingly their advice was that return flights into Sydney would be preferred over Melbourne or Brisbane because of “political risk”.
Suits me fine as we need to visit relos in Siddy anyway.

Dot
Dot
January 15, 2022 8:19 pm

Challenge accepted … I chose my ‘Fenris’

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 8:19 pm

Courtesy BOM – formatting may be out of whack.

TSUNAMI DETAILS:
The following sea level gauges have observed a tsunami, heights refer to wave
amplitudes (positive wave values):

Name Country Lat Lon Height (m) Time (AEDT)
Nuku’Alofa TONGA 21.10S 175.20W 1.19 15 Jan 15:46 PM
Suva Viti Levu FIJI 18.10S 178.42E 0.36 15 Jan 17:03 PM
Pago Pago SAMOA 14.30S 170.69W 0.55 15 Jan 16:40 PM
Apia SAMOA 13.67S 171.83W 0.27 15 Jan 18:06 PM
Rarotonga COOK ISLAND 21.20S 159.78W 0.62 15 Jan 18:48 PM
Funafuti TUVALU 8.50S 179.20E 0.11 15 Jan 18:24 PM
East Cape NEW ZEALAND 37.50S 178.17E 0.38 15 Jan 19:15 PM
Lifou Island NEW CALEDONI 20.90S 167.28E 0.29 15 Jan 17:33 PM
Ouinne NEW CALEDONI 22.00S 166.83E 0.67 15 Jan 19:21 PM
Norfolk Island. AUSTRALIA 29.10S 167.95E 0.73 15 Jan 19:23 PM
Luganville VANUATU 15.50S 167.33E 0.29 15 Jan 19:06 PM

bespoke
bespoke
January 15, 2022 8:21 pm

He!

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
January 15, 2022 8:22 pm

From the private twitter feed of Tongan Gov official:

https://twitter.com/sakakimoana/status/1482218193619865600

JC
JC
January 15, 2022 8:22 pm

Just reading Barron’s annual Roundtable with legendary fund managers.

Interesting perspective.

Gabelli: The global value of equities is $121 trillion. The U.S. represents $53 trillion, and the biggest six or so U.S. stocks, by Scott’s math, are about $12 trillion.

Mater
January 15, 2022 8:24 pm

The same Professor Frazer I saw in a TV interview, still on YouTube iirc, that predicted a covid vaccine would be available in about a year.

You mean this one?

Renowned immunologist Professor Ian Frazer says coronavirus must ‘run its course’

Renowned immunologist Professor Ian Frazer says it could take a year for COVID-19 to run its course in Australia, and most Australians will be exposed to the newest coronavirus.

As for:

professor Frazer also appears in Australian federal health videos promoting covid vaccination

Well, plenty in the medical profession have rolled over to get their tummies rubbed.

From a Press Conference on the 3rd of Dec 2020, nearly 2 months before the first of the Vaccines received ‘Provisional Approval’:

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health: So, as I say, firstly the register, of course, is something which already exists. What we’re doing is making sure that everybody will have full access to their own data but that it’s only those people that have that access. I think that reassurance was very important to those that raised, I think, important questions. Secondly, as we look forward, we will be having a public information campaign, as we should do with vaccination. But one of the surprises this year is that with all the lockdowns and all the challenges of COVID, the five year old immunisation rate went to a record level 94.8 per cent in the June quarter and then up to a record level again in the September quarter of 94.9 per cent for the general Australian population and 97 per cent for Indigenous Australia. So the antivaxxers perhaps are getting more coverage, but they’re having less effect, and so I’ve got to say that we’re aware of them, but frankly, they’re not winning their case. But we’ll continue to prosecute ours. I spoke with Ian Frazer, the great professor Ian Frazer, the chief developer of Gardasil, which is saving lives around the world, and he’s willing to put his name to supporting this vaccination process and many others will be doing it and joining us.

Willing to put his name to it…months before the approval process is complete? A politician spruiking it?
Ok, that’s normal.

Perhaps read what he said before everything got political, and see how it compares with what is panning out.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 15, 2022 8:24 pm

All clear in Tonga but stunning photos.

More good news! What a stunner of a photo. The geo team watching weren’t in any danger (lucky!) whilst being perfectly placed (lucky^2!) and there’s nothing on the sea surface between them and the crater. So looks like the fishermen and tourists were warned away earlier. Also the eruption has mostly gone up not outward, since the volcanic surges only are covering the island itself – which is just a couple of kilometres long. Krakatau was sinking ships five or ten ks away, and one ship ended up several ks inland carried by the tsunami.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 15, 2022 8:27 pm

Rabz

J’ismist: “So would you ever consider going back to iran?”
FREH: “Yeah, in a B52”

Sounds like a believer in the philosophy that “You can solve a lot of problems with a 500 Kt airburst”?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 15, 2022 8:28 pm

MatrixTransformsays:

January 15, 2022 at 7:34 pm

did more people die during the pandemic than in an average year?

MiL works in the funeral industry.

lets just say that they haven’t put on extra staff or put down orders for a new Tesla

OK.
They are not getting rich on Covid burials.
Conversely, I take it they are not burying vax injury victims by the 40′ container load either?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Sancho Panzer says: January 15, 2022 at 8:01 pm

Someone posted here the other day that they had just filled out the paperwork for a three month stay overseas (which is the maximum allowed for on the form).
No problem. Pretty much info only.

That’s what the brochure says.
I was referring to the reality.

Anyone who has dealt with the Australian government soon learns representations on the brochure are as reliable as hooker’s promise.
This could be fixed by having more public servants (or so the CPSU brochure says)

(NB: Individual case experiences may vary, eg corporate experience of govt may differ from that of an actual Australian – this applies in not just dealing with the … quality staff… at Homo Affairs)

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 8:33 pm

Perhaps read what he said before everything got political, and see how it compares with what is panning out.

“The epidemic will probably run its course in a year. All the modelling suggests that’s what will happen.”

And then the politicians changed the pandemic response model, gifted the health bureaucrats with draconian powers via delegated legislation and here we are two years later with coerced vaccinations and mask mandates.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 15, 2022 8:34 pm

The satellite footage is pretty amazing.

Mater
January 15, 2022 8:35 pm

I think that’s the interview

Yes, that the one.
He basically shitcans, as pointless, everything the government ended up doing.
He also said the virus would take about a year to ‘run its course’, and that a vaccine would take “at least” a year. ie. The virus would be finished before it was ready.

Of course, all this was before the government put their claws into him.

JC
JC
January 15, 2022 8:36 pm

Anyone who has dealt with the Australian government soon learns representations on the brochure are as reliable as hooker’s promise.

Driller, what dealings have you have with the Australian federal government? Perhaps it could be a territorial dispute?

Dot
Dot
January 15, 2022 8:40 pm

Zero COVID was the worst decision in Australia in my lifetime. How far back do we need to go for a worse policy choice?

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 8:45 pm

Zero COVID was the worst decision in Australia in my lifetime. How far back do we need to go for a worse policy choice?

Only to the Whitlam government’s social experiments that undermined the family.

Then there was Fraser’s infamous Lebanon Concession.

Julia Gillard ceding control of the borders to the people smugglers was another, more recent, nadir.

Ditto the carbon tax.

What exactly is the criterion for “worse”?

jupes
jupes
January 15, 2022 8:46 pm

ScoBo’s average taking a battering. Too bad Warner and his Muzzo mate can’t catch.

Dot
Dot
January 15, 2022 8:47 pm

Zero COVID has inflicted more economic damage save for WWII and possibly more losses of civil liberties.

Roger
Roger
January 15, 2022 8:48 pm

And John Howard’s RET has to be up there.

We’ll eventually recover from the last two years, but that’s ongoing.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 15, 2022 8:49 pm

Zero COVID was the worst decision in Australia in my lifetime.

The only small plus I’d give it is here in NSW, that Alpha and Delta were controlled, then Omicron arrived and Perrottet let it go apeshit. Which is perfect, since Omicron does appear to give a protective immunological response to the other strains whilst being about as benign as you can get. The true nutter is Sneakers, who is trying to hold back a tide of sniffles.

But yeah the response last year was like killing cockroaches with a grenade launcher.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 15, 2022 8:50 pm

Dick Ed

Champ, if you are able to refute my facts on the late NeoCon William F Buckley, Jr, go right ahead.

What is there to refute? You did not present any actual facts, you simply made an unsupported assertion. Please provide links to actual facts.

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