3,373 thoughts on “Open Thread – Mon 17 Jan 2022”

  1. Mole – Got to have a licence in the Licence Raj. Interestingly Australia is also splitting into castes. We’ve talked about the Brahmin class, now as well as general plebs we have the dirty unvaxxed untouchables.


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  2. Elsevier Vs Medical Journal of Australia Vs the AMA

    In 2015, then editor-in-chief Stephen Leeder was suddenly removed after criticising the decision to outsource production of the journal to the global publishing giant Elsevier.[6] Leerder’s concerns revolved around an incident in 2009 when Elsevier accepted payments from pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. to publish journals such as the Australasian Journal of Bone & Joint Medicine, which had the appearance of peer-reviewed academic works but were in fact promoting Merck.[7][8][9][10] Following the decision to sack Leeder, all but one of the journal’s editorial advisory committee resigned and wrote to Australian Medical Association president Brian Owler asking him to review the decision.[11][12]

    all but one of the journal’s editorial advisory committee resigned and wrote to Australian Medical Association president Brian Owler asking him to review the decision.

    AMA does what?

    “associate professor Brian Owler, who is the president of the Australian Medical Association, parent company of AMPCo”

    So the kind and caring AMA owns AMPCo, who run the Australian Medical Journal, and summarily fired the editor of the journal when he criticised the decision to outsource the journal to Elsevier, leading to the entire editorial advisory committee to quit in protest.

    My, my isn’t medicine on big cut-throat business!


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  3. incoherent rambler says: January 21, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Today, again, I am vewy, vewy cwoss.
    Dogs would be well advised to walk the other side of the street.

    “You cannot stop to bark at every incoherent rambler that yells or you will never get to your tea time tummy rubs.” – Sir Winston Poodle.


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  4. Son gets $50,000, ex-wives nothing out of Edelsten’s $1 million estate

    Wow there’s a blast from the past. I got treated by him as a child when he had a GP Practise at Hammondville. Mum said he didn’t pinpoint the problem, a second opinion got that. She did say he was pleasant enough though. We are talking early 1970’s.


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  5. UK Department of Health Advised Doctors to Use Midazolam as A Treatment for Covid

    This is the drug that U.S. nurses said they were forced to use on elderly patients at doses they knew were lethal.

    Midazolam is commonly used with Fentanyl.


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  6. Robbi123 @Robbi123 · 7m

    The whole pandemic was built on this test this was the basic foundations for lockdowns and all of the other tyrannical actions we suffered .. so as it didn’t work the lockdowns were illegal and the covid deaths were manipulated as proven in the UK where it was claimed that 150000 had died and it turns out the actual figure was 17300 ,, JAIL THEM

    Robbi123 @Robbi123 · 20m
    An outrage

    DrEddyMD @DrEddyMD · 12h
    #Pandemic #fraud #exposed: #CDC admits #PCR #tests don’t work https://bit.ly/3qohhGJ

    Pandemic fraud exposed: CDC admits PCR tests don’t work

    World Alternative Media CEO Josh Sigurdson told the viewers of his Brighteon.com channel that the latest statement of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …
    https://gettr.com/post/pplbxq10d6
    bit.ly
    Posted on 8:07 PM · Jan 21st, 2022


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  7. Runnybum says:
    January 21, 2022 at 7:56 pm
    RIP Meat Loaf,
    I had many sing songs with your brilliant music….many magical memories too.

    That would be Jim Steinman and Todd Rundgren.


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  8. Robbi123
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    And why should she enrol for free to a experimental medical trial .. obviously the mass formation psychosis didn’t work on her .. I bet now that the MSM hypnotism is waining there will be a lot of head scratching .What did I do ??

    PandaRolling?Athena Farm?
    @Pandarolling
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    December 12, 2021
    ????????-???”????????????????????????????????“Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson: “I haven’t had the vaccine, I don’t intend to have it, I don’t put that shit in my body.”
    [video] https://gettr.com/post/pje078d5c3


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  9. Gerard Batten
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    It was always the Europhile globalist establishment’s intention to delay, impede & overturn the Referendum decision if possible.

    The whole EU exit process was designed to leave the way open for re-entry sometime later.

    We still pay the EU money, we still obey many of its laws, allow the Euro court powers, & our armed forces are still being absorbed into the EU Defence Union (Army).

    The economic & financial crisis that is looming will give them more spurious reasons ro try & reverse the Referendum decision..

    The only way to keep Britain out of the EU long-term is for a populist, patriotic political party to hold power in Westminster.

    And for the corruption of the globalists to be fully exposed so they are totally discredited with the public.


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  10. Well Rabz never came through with an invite for this evening.
    What a crashing snob.
    Went to the local and picked up an idle couple of grand on keno.
    Why on earth anyone who would not want to socialise with a charming, well informed, attractive mirror of modesty like my good self is beyond me.
    On the downside I was paid in fifties so had to give the missus some money for something nice so I could close my wallet.
    It’s true. Good things happen to good people.
    And me.


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  11. Watching a very good 2 part documentary .. THE COWBOY .. which portrays the film evolution of the cowboy from the early days of the cinema thru to TV series and later movies and came across a fascinating tidbit that being a lifelong western addict I’d never heard before …
    WYATT EARP spent the latter years of his life in Hollywood and a lot of time on the movie lots where he became a good friend of JOHN FORD, the noted western movie director .. John Ford was the man who introduced and propelled JOHN WAYNE into stardom and so Wayne also got to know Wyatt .. it turns out that due to his association with Earp, John Wayne, actually, modelled his trademark western movie character after the, real-life, Wyatt Earp ..
    Excellent series well worth watching if you like your westerns ..
    https://www.amazon.com/The-Cowboy-Season-1/dp/B01B0P2K4W


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  12. For clarity, Ballarat is an intensely cold, windswept shitheap populated largely by fuckwits.

    There are bogans in the Bass, Wendouree and Alfredton to rival absolutely anything offered up by Penrith, Logan and Elizabeth.

    On the upside, I would not put the house on every resident suddenly wiping Straya Day from their minds, in the manner of ‘these aren’t the droids you’re looking for.’


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  13. John Ford was the man who introduced and propelled JOHN WAYNE into stardom and so Wayne also got to know Wyatt

    Wow. That is way cool. The things you learn on the Cat. Thanks shatterzzz.


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  14. WA.

    Don’t know if it’s been mentioned yet here, but:

    I understand that the folk in WA are just as parochial about their footy teams as Victorians THANK YOU VERY MUCH DOM FUCKING SHEED IN 2018.

    If there’s the slightest hint that the Meth Coast Eagles won’t get a run in 2022, or even if they have to spend the entire year in a Brisbane or Melbourne hub – hooo boy. It’ll be on like Donkey Kong over there.


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  15. Ha ha. The dickhead released me just in time to go to the protest. Should be a great opportunity to bond with my young fella. Can’t say I ever protested with my my dad but these are different times.


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  16. Knuckle Draggersays:
    January 21, 2022 at 9:06 pm
    For clarity, Ballarat is an intensely cold, windswept shitheap populated largely by fuckwits.

    There are bogans in the Bass, Wendouree and Alfredton to rival absolutely anything offered up by Penrith, Logan and Elizabeth.

    On the upside, I would not put the house on every resident suddenly wiping Straya Day from their minds, in the manner of ‘these aren’t the droids you’re looking for.’

    The only genuine article neo-nazi I’ve ever met was from Ballarat. Supposedly it’s also the highest number of pubs per capita in Australia.
    And yes, it’s a shithole. The year I was living there there were plenty of incidents like someone being shot outside one of the popular pubs.


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  17. Watching Tracy Barty murdering some Italian no-name – while eating a bowl of spaghetti bolognaise* – it occurs to me that, on Death Row, for my Last Meal, I’d chose a good spagbol, over a pint of choc-mint ice cream and a packet of Oreos.

    * pressure-cooked beef cheeks + pork mince, browned on softened soffritto – then pulled apart with forks and simmered with wine and tomato sugo for several hours.


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  18. If there’s the slightest hint that the Meth Coast Eagles won’t get a run in 2022

    Well Jack Darling has refused the jab so he probably won’t get a run, but Sheed should still be kicking a bit of Vic arse this year.

    After McClown’s announcement last night, I reckon the Eagles will have to hub it up in Victoria for the entire season. Let’s see how they go with the ‘G as their home ground …


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  19. ‘the highest number of pubs per capita in Australia.’

    Correct, Bluey. I think the number was 52. Proper pubs, not just licensed premises like footy clubs and so on.

    Decayed grandeur everywhere, and the Rat denizens poncing about the remains like the Mamelukes in Constantinople.


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  20. Knuckle Draggersays:
    January 21, 2022 at 9:16 pm
    ‘the highest number of pubs per capita in Australia.’

    Correct, Bluey. I think the number was 52. Proper pubs, not just licensed premises like footy clubs and so on.

    Decayed grandeur everywhere, and the Rat denizens poncing about the remains like the Mamelukes in Constantinople.

    I was warned Victoria park is a gay hookup spot after dark when I was living in the ‘rat. Definitely a place that’s a pleasure to leave in the rear view mirrow.


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  21. Skin-fold tests would go, the term “physique” would be banned and quotas for women coaches would be implemented. These are some of the recommendations made by an independent report into Swimming Australia’s treatment of girls and women released on Friday.

    The report urges SA to modernise its coaching regime to “challenge the misinformed view that lean body mass predicts performance” and to provide “training in using humanising and non-objectifying language in managing body image concerns”.

    It should “amend the language in coach education materials to be more inclusive and respectful towards women, for example, remove existing descriptions such as “large thighs” when describing the bodies of female swimmers”.

    “Unjustified routine periodic screening must be avoided,” the report said. “Body composition assessment should be conducted at a maximum of twice per annum, unless there is a justified need (for example, monitoring recovery from injury). Compulsory assessments and group settings should be avoided.

    SA should demonstrate leadership by “not using or permitting the use of surface anthropometry, specifically skin folds, as a measure of body composition at any stage of a swimmer’s career”.

    “SA [should] show cultural leadership by prioritising behavioural standards over a coach’s performance standards,” the report said. “The athletes’ welfare must be the primary driver for coach selection.”

    The report said SA needed to streamline the path for women into coaching.

    “You can no longer exploit young women and girls, body shame or medically gaslight them and then expect them to represent you so you can earn your annual bonus. Time’s UP,” Groves tweeted. Others backed her up.


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  22. This is, word for word, the now-deleted post WA cricketer Josh Inglis (now No. 2 to Alex Carey in the country) put up, directed at his Premier:

    ‘You have had two years to sort this out. Two years of bragging about how good you are.

    ‘Two years to sort out your disaster of a hospital system with your record surplus. Two years of separating families and destroying people’s mental states in the name of health.

    ‘Two years, we all did what you asked of us so we could get out of this. And you spit in our faces and take away any hope West Aussies had of this ending.

    ‘You are a disgrace to this state and a disgrace to this country. Absolute muppet.’

    Someone get FitzSimons on the horn. We have found our President.


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  23. Lol, Ballarat late December 2021.
    The Eureka Centre is totally woke. Women’s power mid nineteenth century, children against climate change and an anti DV fence with ribbons aflutter.
    Outside Trades Hall the wife and I met the young staff returning from lunch who invited us in for a tour of the second oldest Trades Hall in Aust.
    And there’s me in my Bigly Trump t-shirt courtesy of a Cat.
    Lol.


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  24. For clarity, Ballarat is an intensely cold, windswept shitheap populated largely by fuckwits.

    ha ha it’s not just me then- pretty place though (in parts) plus pretty amazing hospital/medical facilities. But yeah some there carry on likes it’s the centre of the universe.


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  25. jupes says:
    January 21, 2022 at 8:48 pm
    Bat Out of Hell was one of the greatest albums in the greatest decade of rock music. Jim Steinman was a genius and the Tubster delivered.

    Paradise By the Dashboard Light.

    Hey I was going to say that Jupes, but you took the words right out of my mouth .


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  26. “You can no longer exploit young women and girls, body shame or medically gaslight them and then expect them to represent you so you can earn your annual bonus. Time’s UP,” Groves tweeted. Others backed her up.

    The exploitation won ‘t stop though because the Olympics itself is lying propaganda.

    Supposedly it’s onwards and upwards for the human potential, but the reality is that the swimmers are just Shills for BigPharma & TheNarrative.


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  27. “You can no longer exploit young women and girls, body shame or medically gaslight them and then expect them to represent you so you can earn your annual bonus. Time’s UP,” Groves tweeted. Others backed her up.

    You can give up a national “team”, funding, infrastructure and coach yourself – just let the top two – four in each division represent the country.

    Problem solved!

    (Long distance) runners need a lot less coaching. It’s not as if you run a rolling maul in the pool, or can invent a new stroke like a flipper or doosra ala Warnie or Muralitharan.


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  28. but Sheed should still be kicking a bit of Vic arse this year.

    And that’s exactly the attitude that has seen McClown elevated to Grand Ayatollah of Sandgroperstan.


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  29. miltonf says: January 21, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    For clarity, Ballarat is an intensely cold, windswept shitheap populated largely by fuckwits.

    ha ha it’s not just me then- pretty place though (in parts) plus pretty amazing hospital/medical facilities. But yeah some there carry on likes it’s the centre of the universe.

    Lol, that’s quite some absence of self-awareness!
    There’s not a town/city in Australia that the rest of the country realises is there (to a lesser or greater extent)
    Exception: Sydney.
    If there’s one town in Australia in everybody’s consciousness (to a lesser or greater degree) it is Sydney.


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  30. I’m all for the no-criticism, no-skinfolds training model.

    I’m also for a bunch of soft, pretentious chubby divas wooden spooning every Olympics and Commonwealth games from here on in.

    I will drink their carb-laden tears.


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  31. The Eureka Centre is totally woke. Women’s power mid nineteenth century, children against climate change and an anti DV fence with ribbons aflutter.

    The black Irish child wives stolen and married off to wife beating rapacious English colonialists and capitalists solved global warming and the gender pay gap by creating queer friendly biodiesel from organic, local and ethically sourced spuds in the potato factory, of course organised by their progressive, family planning supporting union. They also ran missionary Catholic churches with an all female lay ministry which brow beat the papal legate into recognising them as ordained clergy.


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  32. Also, a concrete Aborigine standing on one leg and gazing over the neighbour’s fence brings a touch country to suburbia. Very appropriate to unveil on Australia Day.

    If neighbours (or anybody else) objects, immediately unveil a second garden statue, positioned so it is facing the concrete noble first nations.

    Be sure to have go pro running, to record the reaction on video, for your later endless playing & replaying pleasure.


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  33. There are a lot of concrete Buddha statues about the place where I live. Weird that concrete aborigines in the garden are a disgrace but concrete Asians are still acceptable.


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  34. I saw Mr Loaf, as the NYT calls him (along with Mr Vicious) when he toured Oz in the seventies. Terrific show by a real showman. At each performance he would make the ‘surprise’ announcement that he would be marrying featuring featured backup singer Karla DeVito. Hokey as hell, but it was tons of fun. Here she is with Mr Loaf, who, by the way, is said to have died with COVID.


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  35. Apparently skin folds can be used to conceal goods when shoplifting, goods like chickens. Perhaps we should ban them too.

    I am able to confirm this.

    Knuckle Dragger says: January 21, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    If you put enough training in, a skin fold can hide a remote control.
    Sometimes for weeks.
    It is said. By some.

    Once had a chick (aged under 30) who secreted not one, but Two bottles of 100 pipers Scotch Whiskey in skin folds. Each bottle was Two-litre volume glass bottle, btw.

    I am not making this up.


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  36. Skin folds concealing a handgun is one of the “who’d want to be a cop?” stories I’ve heard.
    Very embarrassing when the crim hands it over after they’ve been in lockup for a couple of hours. Much talking to people about performing a proper search.


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  37. There are a lot of concrete Buddha statues about the place where I live. Weird that concrete aborigines in the garden are a disgrace but concrete Asians are still acceptable.

    Howzabout gnomes? Are gnomes ok?


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  38. Once had a chick (aged under 30) who secreted not one, but Two bottles of 100 pipers Scotch Whiskey in skin folds. Each bottle was Two-litre volume glass bottle, btw.

    If the bottles were carried vertically, no skin folds required.


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  39. By the sound of her, that young lady would need all 200 pipers to blow the skin fold back.

    ’twas pendulous boozies KD, & a loose sleeveless dress.
    She claimed to have walked out a few days before with 2 x two-litre bottles of whisky.
    Except for two x 2L bottles having completely disappeared I’d not have given it a second thought.

    When I feigned disbelief, she was professionally offended (it seems even shoplifters like to have their expert work recognised) so she demanded to be allowed to demonstrate – with 2 x full two-litre bottles of spirits.
    Yep, they fitted, one under each boozie, you’d never know they were there.
    She had to hold her arms carefully, to pin the contraband in place lest it drop & smash.

    If she wasn’t so grotesquely fat her freckles & ginger hair would have been cute. She ran with the druggo/dole crowd.


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  40. From the old days at the family shop.
    Had a little booze department and some local scallywags came in.
    One lovely lady went to the counter with the smallest cheapest spirits to buy.
    As she handed over the money a 750ml dropped from under her dress.
    She didn’t even blink, just picked up the bottle and paid for it.


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  41. zyconoclast says: January 21, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    If the bottles were carried vertically, no skin folds required.

    Seen that done, though with a bottle of Courvoirsier Cognac.
    She was detected … with the … er.. hidden object… before she could get out of the premises.


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  42. Formatting error.

    Omicron Evades mRNA Booster Protection, South African Study Shows

    COVID-19 vaccines initially were trumpeted as a way to prevent people from contracting the CCP virus, and officials had hoped that getting enough people vaccinated would lead to herd immunity, a situation in which the virus would be greatly diminished or even eliminated.

    Those hopes haven’t panned out, largely because the vaccines proved increasingly ineffective at preventing infection, even before the emergence of the Omicron variant.



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  43. If neighbours (or anybody else) objects, immediately unveil a second garden statue, positioned so it is facing the concrete noble first nations.

    Pay that one, Sal.


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  44. AmericanAirlines plane turns around mid-flight over mask row

    An American Airlines plane bound for London from Miami has had to turn around because a passenger refused to wear a face mask, the airline has said.
    American Airlines Flight AAL38 with 129 passengers on board returned to Miami where it was met by police, it said.
    They escorted a woman in her 40s off the plane, reports say.
    She has been placed on a list of people barred from flying with American Airlines, pending further investigation, the airline said.


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  45. They had their biggest ever fireworks display some 9 days early on a made up, nothing date.

    Wonderful, Mrs. Faulty.

    What a terrible shame that not a single one of your posts made this clear.

    Not even the bit at the end, where you screamed your tits off at me and pretended to be a victim.

    Furthermore, it is impossible to ignore printed flyers and billboards posted all over towns ahead of big events. Regardless of the date.

    Please improve your clarity when trying to post your own material, or stick exclusively to Twitter copypastas from now on.


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  46. BHP unleashes dividend monster with unification deal that redraws top of the ASX
    There is about $22bn worth of franked dividends sitting on BHP’s balance sheet looking for a home.

    James Kirby
    Wealth Editor
    @kirby_journo
    3:13PM January 21, 2022
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    The world’s biggest miner, BHP, has regained its place as the biggest stock in Australia after a unification deal this week that redraws the landscape at the top of the ASX.

    After shareholders voted to close down its UK listing, we now have 100 per cent of the miner listed locally. BHP suddenly moves from 6.5 per cent to almost 11 per cent of the entire exchange.

    For years BHP and CBA have battled it out to be the No. 1 stock on the ASX. But at a freshly minted level of 10.7 per cent post “unification”, the miner is now unassailable. The rest of the top five are far behind. CBA sits at a little over 7 per cent, CSL 6 per cent, NAB near 4 per cent and ANZ just over 3 per cent.

    Does the pecking order at the top of the market matter? Two decades ago, when BHP created its now defunct dual listing in the UK and Australia, the structure was academic. Today, index-driven exchange-traded funds are mandated to mirror market ranking. In the weeks ahead, these funds must lift their holding of BHP from more than 6 per cent to more than 10 per cent in Australia.

    In fact, when the deal goes live at the end of the month, there are fears it will cause a technical problem on the market as everyone tries to buy more BHP shares at the same time.

    But for BHP investors, this ambitious slice of financial engineering means a lot more. The dimension of the deal that is only beginning to emerge is that the world’s biggest miner has an enormous store of franked dividends ready to be unlocked.

    Under the dual-listing arrangement, BHP could not optimise the distribution of these franked dividends, which were of little value of British investors.

    Yet BHP is one of the biggest dividend payers in the world – and just now it has about twice as many franked dividends on its balance sheet as a typical blue chip company would retain. In fact, there is about $US16bn ($22bn) worth of franked dividends sitting on the balance sheet looking for a home.

    Very soon the big miner is going to get a chance to shower its Australian shareholders with these dividends as it reports in February and happens to be enjoying an exceptionally profitable phase of the commodities cycle.

    Twenty two billion dollars – “Sliante!”


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  47. captured prey and hunting disasters

    yeah well, my Friday ended with a meeting and both the other ‘blokes’ were compulsively pulling up their masks.
    triple jabbed, the pair of ’em
    one even told stories of how they made a day out of going to get his 10yo vaccinated

    ‘captured prey and hunting disasters’ pretty much summed it up.


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  48. <blockquote>DrEddyMD @DrEddyMD · 12h
    #Pandemic #fraud #exposed: #CDC admits #PCR #tests don’t work https://bit.ly/3qohhGJ

    so if 97% of PCR tests are false positives, then wu-flu has an IFR nearing 10%. Right srr?

    this is the paper ultimately referenced, and as far as I can see on a cursory read, it says no such this about false positivity rates.


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  49. Hey BoN
    Young Sacred Kingfisher saved from the cats last night. Missing some feathers on one wing but seems OK. Young bird I’m guessing because of the feather development.
    What do we do to keep it going until it can fly?


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  50. Dire warnings that the SA west coast and Ceduna areas could receive decade or century record breaking rains.
    Not sure that this would overly concern the desert like regions, the bar isn’t too high. Might be a bit of celebration, apart from fly strike in sheep and ruined dry feed.


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  51. I think Dirk Hartog made an early and correct assessment of WA.
    If you can lock yourself away from the rest of the world for two years, then the chances are you’re not of any interest to the rest if the world.

    1616 On 25 October arrived the ship Eendracht, of Amsterdam: Supercargo Gilles Miebais of Liege, skipper Dirch Hatichs of Amsterdam. on 27 d[itt]o. she set sail again for Bantam. Deputy supercargo Jan Stins, upper steersman Pieter Doores of Bil. In the year 1616.[4]
    Finding nothing of interest, Hartog continued sailing northwards along this previously uncharted coastline of Western Australia



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