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

  1. Cassie’s bus trip & KD’s follow up.

    These land whales are the real drain on society.
    Any time anyone raises a tax on the unjabbed around me, I always counter there should be an obesity tax well before an unjabbed tax is even considered.

    Or at least a benefit for those who are not obese.
    Example, a 50bps cut in their medicare levy.
    Or something like making the compulsory private health cover 150% deductible.
    If there is no political will to make the obese pay their way, there needs to be a benefit for those who aren’t the drain.


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  2. The Truth about Masks, Mandates, and Vaccines. Dr. Peter McCullough with Sebastian Gorka
    AMERICA First with Sebastian Gorka Published January 18, 2022 1,114 Views

    https://rumble.com/vsunxi-the-truth-about-masks-mandates-and-vaccines.-dr.-peter-mccullough-with-seba.html?mref=7x15j&mc=b4trb

    Rumble — For this One-on-One, Sebastian talks to Dr. Peter McCullough about how the Coronavirus keeps adapting and spreading, why mask and vaccine mandates are useless, and debunk various misinformation spread by the government about the Chinese virus.


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  3. Further to my gripe last week about my medical appointments being cancelled because I’m unvaxxed, the receptionist at the cancer centre rang back to say that my haematologist wanted a telephone appt with me.

    Last visit, he was rather ho-hum about the vaxx, but when he rang today he was all for it. After delivering the good news about my November blood test – everything almost normal. Hurrah!) – he urged me to reconsider my opposition to the jab. He cited the Qld report stating that unvaxxed are a gazillions times more likely to die from Omicron. I cited today’s NSW figures of 32 dead, 18 double vaxxed etc and eight unvaxxed.

    He had a little chuckle and said that he has four sisters in Canada.* One is a senior nurse who refuses to be vaccinated. He and she have many arguments. “I do not wish to argue with my patients.”

    And so our consultation ended. He is a delightful Chinese man, incredibly respectful and obviously very knowledgeable: his dosage for my anti-cancer tablets is spot on. BTW: some idiot here said last night that chemo is a waste of time. I would be dead without it.

    * He told me last year that one of his sisters has the same type of cancer that I do. Interesting, because it is, apparently, quite uncommon.


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  4. Oh come on says:
    January 19, 2022 at 1:03 pm
    Speaking of Morro needing to shut the fuck up about everything, this is absolutely priceless:

    Visa fee refund offered to entice students, backpackers to fill COVID worker shortage

    Apologies if anyone has already answered in the same vein, I’ve been out working and getting rained on while doing so. Fun.

    This offer by Morrison to backpackers and overseas students to come here and work to fill the shortfall created specifically by the jab mandates dictated by state governments, and never opposed by that soft-handed pudgy occupant of The Lodge, is a direct – and I believe deliberate – insult to all those people sacked or pushed out of their jobs buy those jab mandates.

    It’s deliberately rubbing the noses of the un-jabbed in the shit that the political and bureaucratic classes have created. It’s done simply because the un-jabbed refuse to comply with a totally unreasonable mandate to do something to their own bodies that they know they should not.

    When there are fit, healthy people able to do the jobs needed, but who are specifically prevented from doing so by government diktat, it’s disgusting to then beg and cajole people from overseas to come here to replace them.

    Maybe it’s time we invited some decent overseas politicians in to replace our own. It’s not as if this mob is doing much of a job, after all.

    I just do not recognise my country any more. I can see what it’s being remade into, and it’s not good.


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  5. None hinted that it may be as simple, across the board, as why others, like me, ain’t spending much .. After being locked down and banned from retail because of UNCLEAN, for lengthy periods, I’ve just got out of the habit of window shopping and impulse spending .. I buy groceries, fruit and, maybe once a week, wander around the local shopping centre for something to do but the urge to buy isn’t there anymore .. in fact the whole “going to the shops” routine doesn’t really have the appeal it once did ….

    Delayed gratification is next to cleanliness and godliness.


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  6. I also believe that he targeted this woman as soon as he found out she had a little girl.

    Zero doubt.
    These animals don’t wake up one morning after 32 and target a kid for the first time.
    There would be a history of some kind.


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  7. So Scumbag is being pressured by germalists and the left to sack Christensen because of his views on vaccination. Scumbag finally says at a press conference, unconvincingly, that “its a free country”.

    God he’s a joke.


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  8. feelthebernsays:
    January 19, 2022 at 6:39 pm
    Sorry to hear you are being treated like that Bluey.
    Seriously at 95% jabbed, who gives a shit who isn’t.
    It’s capricious.

    My work isn’t the problem, Andrews is. Work would’ve quite happily kept me on. They have been very good about it, gave me a month more than they could have.


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  9. Geez…watching Sky News…..I learn that there is a Western Australian Liberal leader. Is he one of two sitting Liberals?

    A West Australian Liberal leader? That’s news to me!


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  10. In their infinite (it seems) wisdom, WA has hired the very person responsible for governance of the Mongyang quarantine fiasco, Ms ex-DHHS Secretary Kym Peake. This scabrous thing was pilloried at the subsequent enquiry for failing to provide critical information to ex-Health Minister Jenny Mikakos.

    Peake will head an ‘expert panel’ whose job it apparently is to review WA Health’s………..

    governance system.

    The sinecures. They never end.


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  11. I’m not seeing deliberate targeting. More drug-addled psychosis and panic after the fact.

    Amazingly rational after reality set in, but it’s a “rationality” embedded in delusion. As a general rule, the Police know. They just have to put together the evidence.


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  12. Rogersays:
    January 19, 2022 at 6:36 pm
    Well said, Bushkid.

    Morrison doesn’t care for Australians, that’s become clear over the past two years.

    Morrison’s most significant achievement in the last 3 years has been the ability to hide his narcissism. His cover is blown and perhaps that is why he looks rather rattled these days.


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  13. Geez…watching Sky News…..I learn that there is a Western Australian Liberal leader. Is he one of two sitting Liberals?
    Yes, and it’s a she, Cassie. She’s a good sort, I’ve done some farm- road- school stuff with her, but I’ve let her know that her running with the lockdown hounds at the last election has lost her a lot of cred as a supposed right-winger. I might end up clashing with her on behalf of the LDP if there are any townhall meetings.
    The leader of the opposition is also a dame, and a younger one at that… here I go namedropping again, but she we were in the boarding school / country kid circles in Perth. She’s alright, not a patch on her dad though. Maybe just fell into the role of green-shirt pollie, and then ended up Stephen Bradbury after the 2019 rout.


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  14. Delta Asays:
    January 19, 2022 at 6:35 pm
    BTW: some idiot here said last night that chemo is a waste of time. I would be dead without it.

    They still exist Delta. When they get cancer they will change their mind. The data is obvious, while chemo is far from perfect it has improved a great deal and is saving many lives. The doctor that does my skin exams told me that he is treating patients whom a decade ago would have been long gone.


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  15. Hey duk,
    I have a question for you. I suffered a lot from Tonsilitis as a child. Never had them out, parents didn’t believe in it. Grew out of it. Had the usual coughs, colds and flu over the years, including a dreadful year of bronchitis in my early twenties. Smoked heavily for twenty years. When I was 33, I had adult onset Tonsilitis. aaargh! jeez it’s rough when you’re a grown up.

    Since then, I have never had a cold or flu, no matter how much pus and snot was sprayed my way by various diseased family, friends or complete strangers. I still get seasonal hayfever, and the sinuses blow up occasionally, but the usual lurgies pass me by. I stopped smoking at 37, long after the Tonsilitis attack. Wouldn’t have a clue if I have had the pox or not as there has been no change in my health over the past two years. Any thoughts? Or should I just shut up and count myself lucky?

    I do believe I am fortunate re, not having caught anything for almost thirty years.


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  16. Peake will head an ‘expert panel’ whose job it apparently is to review WA Health’s… governance system.
    And just like the experdipendent panel that cooly reviewed WA’s electoral system and handed MaoGowan the pink slips to abolish the upper house, she’ll give the boss what he wants to hear.
    …..
    My prediction: St John’s Ambulance will be effectively taken over by the Lizard People.


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  17. NewsVictoria

    Quarantine fiasco health boss scores plum new job

    Victoria’s former health boss, who quit amid fallout from the deadly hotel quarantine bungle, has scored a prime job in Western Australia.
    John Dagge
    less than 2 min read
    January 19, 2022 – 4:40PM
    Victoria

    The former boss of the state’s health department, who resigned amid the fallout from the deadly hotel quarantine bungle, has been hired to review Western Australia’s health system.

    Former Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kym Peake will lead an expert panel tasked with reviewing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Western Australian health system’s governance framework.

    Ms Peake resigned from her health department position in November 2020 after she testified before the state’s hotel quarantine inquiry.

    The inquiry by retired judge Jennifer Coate found the bungled program – which controversially used private security guards – was behind Victoria’s second wave which resulted in 800 deaths and a strict three-and-a-half month lockdown.

    During the inquiry Ms Peake was accused of failing to pass on critical information about the program to former Health Minister Jenny Mikakos.

    Her evidence that the quarantine program was managed by several departments also clashed with that given by Premier Daniel Andrews who said the health department was accountable.

    Ms Peake’s departure followed the resignations of Ms Mikakos and public service chief Chris Eccles.

    The Coates’s inquiry did not find any single person responsible for the decision to use poorly trained private security guards, hearing it was a “creeping assumption”.

    WorkSafe has charged the states’ health department with 58 breaches of health and safety laws which could result in fines of up to $95m.

    Announcing the appointment of Ms Peake, Western Australia health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said the veteran bureaucrat had “led significant governance changes within Victoria’s public health system”.

    These included the creation of statewide quality and safety entities, amalgamation of regional health services and creation of a new public entity to manage the purchasing, supply and distribution of medical consumables, Ms Sanderson said.

    The appointment was one of four made to the Western Australian governance panel.



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  18. Medical bureaucracies have set this country back 100 years.

    It’s like giving cash to Oxfam. Billions and billions of OPM sunk into Health Departments each and every year, and 95% of it goes into porked-up multi-layered administrations, each more wasteful and inefficient than the last.

    I am absolutely convinced that not one single lockdown anywhere in this land would have occurred had the country’s hospital systems not ‘needed protecting’.

    What actually needed protecting was the reputations of people running hospitals on Hail Marys for years while they and their sponsored mates were trousering cash.


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  19. Three people have had covid at the family business. Two were in their 20s while an older lady is over 60.

    The two twenty year olds had a headache for a couple of days, a cough and mild fever and felt tired. It lasted about 4 days. The older gal was flat out sick for about 10 days and she’s pretty fit. Both twenty year olds reckoned it was hard to distinguish between Covid and a cold.


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  20. This scabrous thing was pilloried at the subsequent enquiry for failing to provide critical information to ex-Health Minister Jenny Mikakos.

    Full disclosure, I do know Kym slightly, but have no idea about what the truth is about the covid fiasco.

    However I’d caution against believing anything stated by said “enquiry”.
    The whole way Labor governments operate in Victoria is to make sure that no-one can ever prove that any Labor minister knew anything, so that when something like the covid fiasco occurs the minister can always if necessary claim it was someone else’s fault for not telling them. I know Mikakos was herself thrown under the bus, but even so it is obviously more satisfactory for Labor’s political spin to primarily blame a bureaucrat than a Labor politician.

    Your “sinecure” comment is of course correct in general, but if it does apply here it’s likely to be on the basis that Labor is cushioning Kym’s fall as part of the usual strategy to give the sacrificial victim a reason not to cause trouble – i.e. better for Kym to get the message “nice job you’re getting in WA, pity if any unfavourable publicity about past events made it necessary to remove you” than to have her struggling to get a job and deciding to try to clear her name.


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  21. Charlise Mutten’s accused killer Justin Stein drove around Sydney with her body
    Josh Hanrahan
    and
    Janet Fife-Yeomans
    3 min read
    January 19, 2022 – 6:53PM

    The man charged with murdering nine-year-old Charlise Mutten drove around Sydney for up to five hours with her body in the back of a boat while he tried to work out where to dump her, police will allege.

    The Daily Telegraph can also reveal detectives believe last Tuesday night, the girl’s mother Kallista Mutten left her daughter in the care of her fiance Justin Laurens Stein at the Blue Mountains property where all of them had been holidaying.

    About 7pm that night is the last time Charlise was confirmed to have been alive.

    Police have so far had only a brief conversation with Ms Mutten who remains in a fragile state in hospital, unable to be formally interviewed by detectives.

    The tragic search for the “bright” little girl ended when her body was found by homicide detectives who retraced Stein’s steps after he allegedly bought five 20kg bags of sand from Bunnings, fuelled up his boat and tried to launch it from a dock in inner-Sydney.

    A blue tarpaulin was found in the back of the boat.



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  22. Since then, I have never had a cold or flu, no matter how much pus and snot was sprayed my way by various diseased family, friends or complete strangers. I still get seasonal hayfever, and the sinuses blow up occasionally, but the usual lurgies pass me by. I stopped smoking at 37, long after the Tonsilitis attack. Wouldn’t have a clue if I have had the pox or not as there has been no change in my health over the past two years. Any thoughts? Or should I just shut up and count myself lucky?

    I do believe I am fortunate re, not having caught anything for almost thirty years.

    How can you possibly feel better if you gave up smoking a long time ago. You’re lucky to be alive without cigs.


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  23. JC,

    I never said I felt better, only that I don’t seem to be able to catch anything. I always told people that the fags killed all the germs before they had a chance to damage my airways! LOL!

    Can’t afford the fags now. When I stopped, it was only costing me forty bucks a week. The other day at the supermarket, I saw a bloke hand over $130.00 for two packs of forty. My eyebrows must have looked like Pelosi’s. I used to smoke forty-fifty a day. Double that when I went pubbing and clubbing.


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  24. So Scumbag is being pressured by germalists and the left to sack Christensen because of his views on vaccination.

    ‘Sworked.

    George Christensen steps down as chair of parliamentary committee after controversial COVID-19 vaccine comments (ABC, 19 Jan)

    Rogue Coalition backbencher George Christensen will quit his lucrative position as the chair of a parliamentary committee, after coming under renewed criticism for his anti-vaccination rhetoric.

    Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Mr Christensen’s tenure as the head of the Joint Committee for Trade and Investment Growth was a matter he was “discussing” with Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

    Mr Christensen is not contesting the next election for the Liberal National Party in the north Queensland electorate of Dawson, and he has been a vocal critic of the COVID-19 pandemic response across Australia.

    “His views are not the government’s views, they have in no way whatsoever influenced government policy at all,” the Prime Minister said.

    Pity. As I recall ScoMo has a majority or one seat, so if Christensen changed sides teh government would theoretically fall. But since the election is only in three months’ time that would be a hospital pass to Albo as the new PM. What fun would all that have been?! Looks like George has wimped it though.


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  25. If there is no political will to make the obese pay their way, there needs to be a benefit for those who aren’t the drain.

    Shame works, like weighing them at the excess baggage check-in.


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  26. Can’t afford the fags now.

    I buy B&H Smooth – the 20 pack. They’re 48 bucks a pack! I was given a few chop cigs to smoke but they just don’t do it for me. I like the branded and won’t go near chop. Look, it’s really no biggie anyway because I try to keep it down to three a day so a pack lasts a week or more because I can’t smoke on weekends much as wifey is always hanging around and she thinks I’m a clean skin :-). I just don’t want the extra argument.
    But boy, if you had a pack a day habit, the cost is prohibitive. $340 a week is just beyond all reason.


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  27. JC Fancy food report:

    I tried peanut butter on a bacon & egg burger (with smoky bbq sauce) last night. My buns were lightly toasted on the hot plate (won’t sit on that again).
    Actually, the burger was nice.


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  28. “Rogue Coalition backbencher George Christensen will quit his lucrative position as the chair of a parliamentary committee, after coming under renewed criticism for his anti-vaccination rhetoric.”

    Christensen should walk away and let the Scumbag grubbermint fall.


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  29. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have set up 11 companies in the US tax haven of Delaware despite living in California, state filings have shown.

    Delaware may not have a corporate tax regime. I can’t recall if they have one for companies that are state based and zero for out of towners. Can I add one important point here. Those two idiots are not evading either federal nor California tax because you will still have to pay state based taxes no matter where the company is registered. Tax is dependent on the personal residency of the ultimate owner of the corp. entity in the US. And the states most certainly do swap information among themselves. They aren’t avoiding tax.


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  30. Cigars price has exploded. They’ve become the domain of the ostentatious rich, just like in old times.
    Not too bad in the U.S., but I can’t seem to get them landed here.


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  31. I tried peanut butter on a bacon & egg burger (with smoky bbq sauce) last night. My buns were lightly toasted on the hot plate (won’t sit on that again).
    Actually, the burger was nice.

    Dude, really! I’ll try next time I burn up a burger and thanks for trying it out.


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  32. But boy, if you had a pack a day habit, the cost is prohibitive. $340 a week is just beyond all reason.

    My neighbour manages that on the pension somehow, he can’t give up. He is built like strips of biltong though so food is probably not a priority.


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  33. My neighbour manages that on the pension somehow, he can’t give up. He is built like strips of biltong though so food is probably not a priority.

    Theoretically, if he’s buying branded cigs a pack a day, he’s ploughing most of his pension on cigs. Look, I’m sympathetic to that. 🙂


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  34. JC,
    I was going to grow my own. I am pretty good at growing fruit and veg and worked in plant nurseries for years, so growing baccy was a no-brainer. I even sourced seeds from up Byron way. (you didn’t hear that from me). But I had started winding down the huff and puff so didn’t go on with it.

    I have given serious thought to growing a small crop when I move, just to supply friends with some chop-chop and have a go at rolling cigars, for fun. Would have to hide it better that a dope crop as there is no leniency whatsoever if you are caught growing tobacco. Dope, if you are caught is a big meh.


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  35. Would have to hide it better that a dope crop as there is no leniency whatsoever if you are caught growing tobacco.

    Can you grow any tobacco? Is there any limit for personal use?


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  36. Local CWA lady rang me today and very politely informed me that I would not be welcome at the Wednesday tea and scone morning unless I produced a green tick thing on my phone.

    I equally politely thanked her for the warning and reassured her that I was indeed in a possession of a green tick thing and would cheerfully produce it on request.

    Very weird, as I have never darkened the door of the CWA rooms since I moved here away from the red dirt and spinifex.

    I did buy a raffle ticket from them once, though.


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  37. flyingduk says:
    January 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm
    Perhaps some of the more descriptive rants from recruit instructors could be applied….
    Blushes … as a direct entry RAAF Officer, I am embarrassed to say I avoided even basic training, being lucky enough to head to Timor almost the day my commission was granted. I do however remember a verbal communication sent my way by an army WO as I sauntered across his parade ground – he seemed to be having some sort of apoplectic fit

    Army WOs are like that Duk, and they’re particularly descriptive when addressing their disapproval towards RAAF or pussers who may chance to saunter across their parade ground.


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  38. ‘would cheerfully produce it on request.’

    You should have turned up with a cardboard box under your arm and said ‘I thought it would be nice to bring my pet taipan, Keith, along. He needs an outing.’

    ‘He mostly only bites at night. Mostly.’


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  39. Will be interesting to see motivated the murder. Poor grandparents.
    Names all suppressed and photos obscured at the Daily Mail together with links to earlier stories with full names and photos.
    Well done DM.


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  40. Local CWA lady rang me today and very politely informed me that I would not be welcome at the Wednesday tea and scone morning unless I produced a green tick thing on my phone.

    You could imagine the disappointment the sour old cum sock felt when you said you had one.


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  41. JC, the gals are pretty much all old boilers, although I can look past that considering some of them are very, very wealthy old widow boilers having seen off a broadacre farmer husband or two.

    But, yeah, nah.

    Standards must be maintained. 🙂


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  42. I got 500 baccy seeds from Ukraine… lost half of them in a breeze, buggers to germinate but ok to grow. I need to apply more science to drying (semi-drying of course) and fermentation.
    Variety is important, it’ll take a bit of ebay scrolling but Connecticut Broadleaf is the schnizz as both a filler and cigar wrapper.
    Put ’em in a border, say a bloke down the road gave them to you cos they keep the moths off yer tomatoes.


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  43. Smoking still a very popular pastime in France and there seemed to be legal marijuana for sale in Rome.
    I’ll have to see how much a packet cigarettes are here. Not that I have anyone to take a pack home to any more.


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  44. Very weird, as I have never darkened the door of the CWA rooms since I moved here away from the red dirt and spinifex.

    The Country Women’s Association has an intelligence network that makes the Israelis look like rank amateurs. Any male below the age of 70, who is mobile on his own legs, and can breathe without an oxygen cylinder is on their radar.


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  45. Hmm perhaps that should be part of my holiday activities.
    I saw a lady yesterday smoking a very elegant looking long cigarette yesterday, tres cool.
    Plenty of opportunities for second hand smoking.


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  46. Why bother eating when you can smoke. You only live once.

    For sure.
    I smoked for a coupla year, can’t remember ever feeling hungry.
    By the way, Peter Smith appears to be moderating comments on the To Boosters and Beyondthread.
    Does that qualify him as trying to be a Thought Leader?


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  47. Local CWA lady rang me today and very politely informed me that I would not be welcome at the Wednesday tea and scone morning unless I produced a green tick thing on my phone.

    You know the country is stuffed when even the CWA ladies are now wearing SS uniforms and doing goose step marching. Scones with little swastikas inscribed in jam on them, yum!


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  48. Cassie of Sydney

    Cassie – what’s this Islamism shit of which they speak??

    Didn’t Erdogan state rather emphatically that Islam is Islam (no soft-cock versions will be entertained)


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  49. Local CWA lady rang me today

    Pedro, normally I wouldn’t go any where near a question like this, but it intrigues me that she knew your phone number.


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  50. I gave up smoking twenty-three years ago. I loved smoking but I knew I had to give them away at some stage. When I smoked, I was thin…..reed thin. Smoking suppresses your appetite. What I can’t understand is seeing young women who smoke and yet who are fat.


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  51. Christian Porter and barrister ordered to pay huge court costs

    Angie Raphael
    Reporter
    @AngieRaphael
    NCA NewsWire
    17 minutes ago January 19, 2022

    Christian Porter and his former barrister have been ordered to pay more than $430,000 in legal fees to a friend of the woman who accused the former attorney general of rape.

    Mr Porter has consistently denied the allegation, which dates back to 1988 when he was a teenager, and no charges have been laid.

    Joanne Dyer, who was a high school debating friend of the woman known as Kate, last year successfully blocked lawyer Sue Chrysanthou from acting for Mr Porter in an ABC defamation case.

    It came after she argued there was a conflict of interest because she had given Ms Chrysanthou confidential information related to Kate during a legal discussion in November 2020.

    The defamation case against the ABC was eventually dropped.

    In June, Justice Tom Thawley ordered Mr Porter and Ms Chrysanthou to pay Ms Dyer’s costs.

    While Mr Porter’s lawyers later flagged his intention to appeal the decision to bar Ms Chrysanthou, the costs amount was finally revealed on Wednesday.

    “The applicant’s costs … are determined in the amount of $430,200,” the order read.

    The full judgment is expected to be publicly available on Thursday while the appeal hearing is anticipated in April.

    Kate took her own life in mid-2020.

    Mr Porter will not contest the next election.



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  52. Cassie of Sydneysays:
    January 19, 2022 at 8:22 pm
    I gave up smoking twenty-three years ago. I loved smoking but I knew I had to give them away at some stage. When I smoked, I was thin…..reed thin. Smoking suppresses your appetite. What I can’t understand is seeing young women who smoke and yet who are fat.

    Mate’s ex had surgery to lose weight that halved the capacity of her stomach. She’s now bigger than she was before the surgery (est. 140Kg + now). I cannot understand why people will let themselves go that badly. Where is your self respect?


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  53. BTW: some idiot here said last night that chemo is a waste of time. I would be dead without it.

    This idiot was one of the vanishingly few who opposed this shitshow from the very beginning.

    I’ll help you out with a thing called epistemology.

    There is no way to sensibly control for the placebo effect for chemo. If you’re in a trial and you were given an *actual* placebo, you’d get suspicious of the fact that you had zero side effects so you would be effectively unblinded. This would render the results of the trial invalid.

    But not to worry you see because doctors are smart. They found a way to “resolve” this problem.

    Their brilliant solution is to give the control group poison! Usually a different form of chemo. If you die slower in the new chemo group than the old chemo group that means the new chemo is a raging success!

    So in fact, each chemo trial is only finding out whether the new poison is killing you at a slower rate than another poison and, if so, millions of dollars are to be made.

    Going back to epistemology, if you don’t understand what causes cancer, you can’t come up with a valid metric of how successful any intervention is.

    Note that this is true of “alternative” medicine too (with the caveat that, at the very least, they’re almost always harmless).

    Most people aren’t aware of “spontaneous remission”. Doctors say it’s rare but they have no idea about the extent of it because they’ve never tried to find out. The existence of it *at all* renders the entire epistemological basis of chemo (and the idea that intervention is necessary) invalid.


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  54. Employing cigarette addicts is another matter.
    Getting to the smoke rules their life. Jobs are rushed and their mind is never fully engaged. Every vehicle they use ends up stinking.
    I wouldn’t do it again.


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  55. “Mr Porter will not contest the next election.”

    Porter cucked out of continuing action against their ABC…and yet now he’s saddled with this.


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  56. “Mate’s ex had surgery to lose weight that halved the capacity of her stomach. She’s now bigger than she was before the surgery (est. 140Kg + now). I cannot understand why people will let themselves go that badly. Where is your self respect?”

    It’s quite simple…..she stuffs her face and does no exercise.


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  57. Geez…watching Sky News…..I learn that there is a Western Australian Liberal leader. Is he one of two sitting Liberals?

    I don’t get how western Australians are the most docile, bootlicking zombies in the entire country.

    Then again, about 98% of them live in concrete jungles. The hardy western Australian is a myth.


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  58. Puffers.
    People that draw that magic smoke down into the lungs stay thin, puffers don’t get much benefit from smoking, but i’d say they’re still as likely to get cancer of the mouth and gums.


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  59. Knuckle Draggersays:
    January 19, 2022 at 8:36 pm
    140kg.

    ‘But muh genes.’

    Said mate is ~190cm and she doesn’t even remotely come up to his shoulder. He’s a hefty bloke ~130Kg with a farm boy build.
    *shudder*


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  60. Employing cigarette addicts is another matter.

    Not an employer myself, but i’ve noticed smokers tend to be on time and focused.
    They’re also quite a bit more likely to have an AntiSocial Personality and send an employer broke.
    Which never seems to bother them, because, as Solzhenitsyn was quoted as saying here a while ago,:

    Evil People Help Each Other, It’s Their Greatest Strength.



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  61. Revealed: staggering cost of Old Parliament House fire repairs
    Ashleigh GleesonNCA NewsWire
    Wed, 19 January 2022 4:44PM

    The cost of repairing “extensive” damage to Old Parliament House following an alleged arson attack during protests is expected to cost more than $4 million, it has been revealed.

    Daryl Karp, the Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy, which is home to the historic building, revealed the extent of the destruction in an emotional letter on Wednesday.

    In it, she wrote the image of police, firefighters and the blackened entry to the iconic building following protest action on December 30 was still “indelibly etched in my mind”.

    “Sadly, the damage to Old Parliament House is extensive, due to the thick, acrid smoke that permeated King’s Hall and to a lesser degree, the chambers,” she wrote.

    “Most of the rooms on the main floor are tarnished by soot.”

    She said everything would need to be hand cleaned, repaired and repainted.

    “Mercifully, most of the treasures in our collection and on loan were largely unaffected,” she said.

    “Almost everything can be restored, including the doors and entryway, and the original 1927 rubber flooring in the lower gallery.”

    But she said that the front entrance to Old Parliament House would “never be the same”.

    The repairs would take “many months” with the initial costs to be more than $4 million.

    Ms Karp then went on to condemn the actions that led to the fire.

    Nicholas Malcolm Reed is currently before the courts after being charged with arson following the blaze.

    The court heard that he was shown on social media footage “stoking” the flames and police would be alleging he acted in a “calculated” manner by carrying hot coals to the front doors during the protests.

    “The right to participate in citizen activism is an important entitlement,” Ms Karp wrote.

    “But, as a museum and a workplace, we cannot tolerate aggressive demonstrations that threaten the safety and rights of others.

    “Those who perpetrated these destructive acts do not speak to the democratic values of tolerance and respect.”



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  62. I gave up smoking twenty-three years ago. I loved smoking

    I gave up smoking 8yrs ago after 53yrs happily smoking. At 73 I reckoned I’d pushed it far enough. I started at 20yrs. Almost no nurses those day didn’t smoke.
    I gave up cold turkey as a 30 a day smoker. I am still endeavouring to recover. I was never a drinker, always a coffee and cig addict.
    I had to give up coffee for four years after I gave a the cigs because of the association. I only now have an occasional coffee.


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  63. There’s no-one at the tennis. Not for Barty, Osaka, Murray.
    Looks like the players and sportscasters are doing the “tokyo 2020” routine, and wittering on into the big liquorice icecream about how great the crowd are and how so many of them have turned up to show support.


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  64. BIL just sent me a joke (translated from Russian):
    – Why was Djokovic deported from Australia?
    – Being an anti-vaxxer is not a serious enough crime to be accepted there.


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  65. Farmer Gez.

    I am not a smoker but on surface exploration jobs I have seen many a driller who has problems like bogged rods or rig breakdown after the stilsons or some tool/piece of PPE is launched across the pad in a fit of rage, he walks over to the muster point and has a durry. Then comes across to find another way to fix the problem, usually my cue it is all clear for me to approach for a bit of info as well. Sometimes it can be beneficial.


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  66. Being an anti-vaxxer is not a serious enough crime to be accepted there

    If your BiL ever comes to visit here
    and Border Force as him, “have you ever committed crimes before entering Australia?”

    he can say to them, “No … but honestly, I didn’t know you still needed to”


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  67. Ed

    You’re sundowning again. To bed, now!

    JC, look, I know you think you’re a Psychopath and that earlier comment was directed at you, but the thought never crossed my mind.
    Just out of interest tho, do you know if Sancho is a smoker?


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  68. I just watched Max Igan’s latest post on Bitchute and he’s got some interesting video footage of things you won’t see on the MSM:

    3 mins: 3 players down at the Australian Open. There’s video of only one player and the ball-girl, I didn’t see anything about the third player. He may have been referring to the bloke in the Sydney Open (or whatever it’s called) who withdrew last week.
    8 mins: Police are powerless in Germany and France against protestors, they are just pushed aside. Maybe they need some of Dan’s ninja turtles.
    10 mins: Kazakhstan, President and Prime Minister have both fled the country, mobs are arresting police, doctors and politicians. The last straw was when the government mandated that people couldn’t go to the bank to withdraw cash unless they had a passport document.
    16 mins: very strange phone call in the UK, doctor (?) says don’t come for vaxx, all will be withdrawn soon.
    25 mins: 5 children “down” in NZ following the jab, 3 dead in Australia.
    27 mins: Suicides up in NZ, some police dealing with three or four suicides a day. NZ Government changes death recording procedures to show the deaths as “accidental deaths.”
    30 mins: 73 year old anti-vaxxer shoots two neighbours in Melbourne
    35 mins: Pfizer CEO a reptile??? Where’s Anne when you need an explanation.
    39 mins: Karen mums becoming child abusers.
    41 mins: Biden tells audience to buy an electric car as they can drive right across the USA on a single tank of petrol.
    42 mins: Shopkeeper somewhere in Australia arrested by 3 female police. They had to struggle even though he didn’t put up a fight.
    47 mins: No life insurance for the jabbed. Insurance company said people knew the jab was experimental so they aren’t covered. I’ve heard previously that private health insurance companies have said the same, can’t verify.
    51 mins: 85 year old Canadian farmer talks about some elderly neighbours who were denied a meal at a restaurant as they didn’t have a passport which they didn’t know about. The farmer says it’s time to start hanging people for their disrespectful treatment of the elderly.
    55 mins: Cannabis smoothies reverse the vaxx damage if taken over 10 days??
    1:02 mins: talk of a USA – Canada border truck strike to close the border.

    The link is on Bit chute which I’ll post separately as those videos are banned by this blog’s software, even using tiny url.


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  69. The repairs would take “many months” with the initial costs to be more than $4 million.
    FMD. It must be good being a Canberra tradie.

    Arky, hook up the trailer, we’re going to Canberra!!!


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  70. “Most of the rooms on the main floor are tarnished by soot.”

    She said everything would need to be hand cleaned, repaired and repainted.

    Arky, forget about packing any tools, just ladders, sandpaper and paint. It’s basically an $4M patch and paint job!


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  71. Put ’em in a border, say a bloke down the road gave them to you cos they keep the moths off yer tomatoes.

    Wally Dali,

    if you still have or can source some seeds this winter, would you like to split them? I would really like to have a go at growing some tobacco. Where I am going to live soon is really isolated. It’s almost Duelling Banjos country.

    Cassie,
    in my late teens, early twenties, my friends and I thought we were sooooooooo sophisticated when we would take a pack of Sobranie Cocktails with us when we went clubbing. The multi-coloured ciggies gave us cachet. LOL. I used to enjoy the occasional pack of More, also.


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  72. I gave up the fags ten years ago, still like the smell though. Don’t miss the poor health that went with them, hopefully got out in time before the lung rot set in. Drowning to death internally in a cancer ward seems like a shit time.


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  73. Sometimes it can be beneficial.

    Teaching on the survival course, way back when – obviously, in a non tactical situation, was “Stop things getting any worse, get into a sheltered spot, light up a durry and make a plan.”


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  74. JC, there is NO amount of home grown tobacco allowed. Nada, zip, zilch, niente.
    Really. Oh wow.

    If you want to do serious time, forget about coke, smack, ice, meth, illegal tobacco will get you the decades.

    The criminal cartel running this joint take extreme displeasure at anyone denying them their cut of the action.


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  75. Going back to epistemology, if you don’t understand what causes cancer, you can’t come up with a valid metric of how successful any intervention is.

    But Figures, our very Chad Thunderbrain does.

    Weakness.

    Weakness and emotional trauma manifesting in the body as disease.

    That is what Chad Thunderbrain thinks cancer is caused by.

    Therefore, if you, like Chad Thunderbrain, are not weak (Impossible of course, because you are not Chad Thunderbrain) then you will never get cancer.

    Chad Thunderbrain of course gets mightily upset and even quite petulant when this distillation of his worldview and medical knowlesge and its myriad flaws of logic, reason and physiology are pointed out to him. I suspect he comes down with a rather nasty cough for a week every time someone engages with him.

    Which is why he only ever engages in drive-by trolling nowadays…


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  76. I have seen many a driller who has problems like bogged rods or rig breakdown after the stilsons or some tool/piece of PPE is launched across the pad in a fit of rage, he walks over to the muster point and has a durry. Then comes across to find another way to fix the problem,

    Not commenting on specifics but since you are saying you’ve seen this happen many times.
    One of the AntiSocial Personality’s “tools” is to be regularly creating Uproar, then solving the problem.
    These people are scary on a visceral level, and they always seem to land on their feet, except when they run into someone in authority big and mean enough who spots their game early, which isn’t often.


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  77. If you want to do serious time, forget about coke, smack, ice, meth, illegal tobacco will get you the decades.
    The criminal cartel running this joint take extreme displeasure at anyone denying them their cut of the action.

    Rick, are you sure it’s not because they care about our health so much?


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  78. “Stop things getting any worse, get into a sheltered spot, light up a durry and make a plan.”

    SOP for something bad happening in a train is pretty much exactly that, except to put the kettle on instead.


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  79. One of the AntiSocial Personality’s “tools” is to be regularly creating Uproar, then solving the problem.

    The problem with you, Grigory, is that you seem constitutionally incapable of doing the latter…


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  80. The criminal cartel running this joint take extreme displeasure at anyone denying them their cut of the action.

    Excise is a legit Tax Raising measure.
    Sure it’s been overshadowed by a host of illegitimate Tax Raising measure, such as the GST, Income Tax and Fuel Taxes, but Excise remains legit.


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  81. Queenslanders may no longer enjoy a cigarette on their balcony after a ‘game-changing’ decision to ban a smoker was backed by a body corporate.

    An unhappy resident living on the ninth floor of the Artique Resort in Surfers Paradise complained their downstairs neighbour was a ‘chain smoker’.

    She told a body corporate she feared the ‘unbearable’ tobacco smoke would start to have an impact on her health,’ the ABC reports.

    In an incredible first, the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management’s adjudicator ruled in favour of the non-smoker.

    The adjudicator said the ‘game-changing’ decision made last month came after it was determined the tobacco was indeed a hazard to the upstairs tenant.

    The body corporate ordered the eighth-floor resident must no longer smoke tobacco-based products on her private balcony.

    They added salt to the wound by ordering the woman must take steps to ensure no other tenant is affected by her smoking indoors.


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  82. An unhappy resident living on the ninth floor of the Artique Resort in Surfers Paradise complained their downstairs neighbour was a ‘chain smoker’.

    These are the people who stop firies from backburning because “muh sensitivities”.


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  83. An unhappy resident living on the ninth floor of the Artique Resort in Surfers Paradise complained their downstairs neighbour was a ‘chain smoker’.

    But the family downstairs with the new Webber BBQ on their verhanda which coats your ceilings in pig fat is still OK?


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  84. Except when it’s so fucking high that it invites organised crime into the import & distribution of such product.

    Mollycoddling Organised Crime has never worked.
    Locking them up is a form of MollyCoddling, but them’s the only options ATM.
    George Washington had the right approach during the Whiskey Rebellion, he hanged them.


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  85. Old bloke says:
    January 19, 2022 at 9:05 pm
    I just watched Max Igan’s latest post on Bitchute and he’s got some interesting video footage of things you won’t see on the MSM:
    […]
    16 mins: very strange phone call in the UK, doctor (?) says don’t come for vaxx, all will be withdrawn soon.
    […]
    _______________________

    Two threads on it –

    https://twitter.com/allseeingalicer/status/1483594239103868931?s=12

    https://twitter.com/refusenik19/status/1483554000607883264?s=21

    I know, the Jabbers are still saying the ’emergency powers’ overrule everything but Questioning the ‘Mandates’ at Law (along with all the Jabbed who are dying), is spreading enough to make enough people too scared of Nuremburg 2.0 to keep going along with the Jab-A-Thons.


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  86. Zyconoclastsays:
    January 19, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Interesting case but WTF is am Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management? Having myself been down the road of body corporates I have sworn off owning Strata Titles ever again. Too much hassle and too many shonky management companies.

    Ok where to start, personally I’d be telling this nosy QANGO to sod off and the Owners Corp but leaving open the option they buy my lot off me at market rates if you don’t like. If she’s a renter she’s probably screwed but if an owner I’d be taking it to QCAT within the 6 weeks of limitations.


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  87. Farmer Gez says: January 19, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Employing cigarette addicts is another matter.
    Getting to the smoke rules their life. Jobs are rushed and their mind is never fully engaged. Every vehicle they use ends up stinking.
    I wouldn’t do it again.

    It’s like employing a one-armed man.


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  88. Jaala Pulford MP
    @JaalaPulford
    · 4h
    It’s iso for me for the next seven days.

    Feeling a bit ordinary but otherwise ok.

    Relieved and grateful that I’ve had 3 doses of vax. Thank you science.

    Send cute pics of your pets and tv or movie recos

    LOL. 3 doses and still a case. Pretending that the failure here is mitigated by the ‘protection’ it provides re severity is tremendous for under 50s. Lastly, ‘thank you science’. The clearest sign she and others are in the grip of an ersatz religion.


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  89. Old bloke says:
    January 19, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Lockdowns = suicides.
    No matter how many they try to call misadventure or natural causes, the data regarding calls to lifeline & a range of crisis services can’t be disappeared.


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  90. LOL. 3 doses and still a case. Pretending that the failure here is mitigated by the ‘protection’ it provides re severity is tremendous for under 50s. Lastly, ‘thank you science’. The clearest sign she and others are in the grip of an ersatz religion.

    Dang …. 2 weeks of close contact with multiple symptomatic cases, including 2 hours in a car with one and I can’t raise a sniffle 🙁


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  91. Lastly, ‘thank you science’. The clearest sign she and others are in the grip of an ersatz religion.

    I’d go with a clear sign that she is not very bright.


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  92. And it’s great to see Dan Crenshaw getting roasted publicly.
    The same is waiting for Jim Jordan the next time he comes out from behind the velvet rope.


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  93. feelthebern says:
    January 19, 2022 at 10:22 pm
    …the data regarding calls to lifeline & a range of crisis services can’t be disappeared.

    In this Brave New World (Order), anything and anyone can be disappeared.


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  94. 44 years ago today I enlisted in the Australian Regular Army
    Tuesday, 18 January 2022

    Micheal Smith News has a post – 44 years ago, he enlisted in the Australian Regular Army. Guess who’s posted there about the 63,000 who had no choice, the 200 who were killed and the thousands traumatized as a result?


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  95. Baba says:
    January 19, 2022 at 11:22 pm
    Whatever happened to Nick? Was he accidently kicked under a bed to eek out the rest of his life among dust bunnies?

    I’m pretty sure he was a sock of Leigh Lowe / Professor Higgins / Sancho Panzer.
    Nick always seemed to show up just after LL started posting – to support LL.


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  96. A suggestion.
    If travelling to Europe soonish, France first to get your ‘health pass’ then italy, or anywher else.

    I only have a paper copy but it scans into the French system, the first time someone bothered, after being only the second time I’ve been asked, the Italians were much, much more zealous.


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  97. Smoked for just over 30 years. At my peak, it was 60+ Winston a day. Even woke up at night a couple of times for a durrie or two to get back to sleep. Never ate breakfast, rarely ate lunch, was built like a marathon runner. Twenty-something years later, triple bypass, two stents, suspected COPD, asthma, 20 kilos heavier … yay!

    The worst bit? I would still kill for a fucking cigarette!!


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  98. Younger daughter in Sinney just called in. Said last flu was worse. Very tired and lethargic, headache and sore throat.

    I anything happens to that kid, God help anyone over there!!

    I should be there to hold her while she drops off to sleep, to tell her it’s OK, Dad’s here.

    I’d better stop because I am soooo angry!


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  99. BTW, her sister, our older daughter, is my stepdaughter.

    I came into her life when she was just 18 months old, and she’s now 45, happily married, and has given us two beautiful grandchildren.

    From the moment I met this little blonde-haired bombshell my heart was hers, and she was “my” daughter.

    No-one EVER try to tell me (or her) different!


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  100. No matter how many they try to call misadventure or natural causes, the data regarding calls to lifeline & a range of crisis services can’t be disappeared.

    You are dealing with ppl for whom facts are irrelevant.


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  101. Don’t watch TV much, and now I know why I don’t miss it.
    Nightly news bulletin has a brief on a wuflu positive patient at the brand new Fi Stanley hospital, which you think would be built for this sort of thing. But oh no, now 11 staff are in isolation- though they’d surely have to be maximum jabbed. Anyhoo, the stock images of the brutalist pile of angles was overlaid with a transparent red miasma wash, with giant rolling coronas leering through. Firking ridiculous, i’ve seen more level-headed presentations on Mamamia!
    Ad for iced coffee- bloke is white, dumb, plump, unshaven. Woman is wise.
    Ad for broadband- bloke is white, dumb, plump, unshaven. Woman is wise, slim, dark.
    Ad for payday lender- bloke is white, dumb, unshaven. Woman is wise and slim.


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  102. Nightly news bulletin has a brief on a wuflu positive patient at the brand new Fi Stanley hospital, which you think would be built for this sort of thing. But oh no, now 11 staff are in isolation- though they’d surely have to be maximum jabbed.

    That’s the problem with hospitals- Turn up for something relatively innocuous, and panic the staff when something you’ve shrugged about for years turns out to be rather important.

    Happens all the time. A great many of the bewildered people who turned up at the Sleep Medicine Clinic I once worked in had come to hospital for pretty much any other condition you care to name, but made the mistake of snoring in ear- and eyeshot of an attentive nurse…


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  103. And seems equally shocked by this fact as well…

    The Toowoomba schoolteacher never got over the fact of discovering that Ho Chi Minh was a hardline Communist, and there would only ever be one model for an independent Vietnam – a Stalinist dictatorship – any rival Nationalists were either betrayed to the French, or murdered. The purges began days after the Declaration of Independence in 1945.


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  104. never. ever. try to reason with them. waste of time

    As Heather Macdonald says on the Gad Saad video, when you can’t persuade ppl by facts and reason, the only thing left is violence. This is true and needs to be confronted by all reasonable ppl.

    Another uncomfortable fact that must be faced sooner or later.


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  105. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
    January 20, 2022 at 12:19 am
    And seems equally shocked by this fact as well…
    …. The purges began days after the Declaration of Independence in 1945.

    Well, at least they started off by doing socialism properly that time…


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  106. feelthebernsays:
    January 19, 2022 at 10:22 pm
    Old bloke says:
    January 19, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Lockdowns = suicides.
    No matter how many they try to call misadventure or natural causes, the data regarding calls to lifeline & a range of crisis services can’t be disappeared.

    Don’t rely on proxies. Suicide data does not support the linkage.


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  107. Postcard.
    Did not know French revolutionaries banned depictions of kings and queens on playing cards.
    And Napoleon’s uncle was a Cardinal Fesch, sent into exile along with the rest of the family he moved to Rome where he accumulated nearly 18,000 works of art, mostly paintings majority were sold but his home town of Ajaccio has 1000 pieces and Bastio 100.


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  108. I’m in the doldrums.
    It is too hot to think in the old house, despite having a golden opportunity to shift furniture while the girls are still away.
    The consolation of hot stinky weather- diving off the west coast for abalone while conditions are at a rare standstill- is out of reach, because the Volvo has conked out.
    No car, no gymn, where I was hoping to hit hard for a week and get some advice on general weak spots.
    No car, no Perth rally this weekend.
    No car, no taking doggo out to the beach.
    Actually, I could sneak to the beach on the motorbike. That might be a bit of fun.


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  109. Now I’ve been to the museum I can say with confidence I am staying in a former ‘palais’ in the Genoan style, once were shops on the ground floor, first floor or ‘noble’ floor for the aristocratic owners, the next two for everyone else.
    I thought the plasterwork in the stairwell was a bit fancy with faded artwork on the vaulted ceilings and plaster columns on corners , but the main entry confirms the 17th century high ranking origins.
    On the rear wall of the building, on what must be the not yet renovated side, one side/half of the balcony at each level have been converted into enclosd toilets. There must have been the same on my second floor apartment (you can see the altered alterations) but all ablutions are now performed indoors.
    I would not have been happy if the other arrangement was still in place, though even that would be preferable to what must have been the original.


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  110. Even bringing to an end the requirement people who test positive to self isolate, in place til 24 March but likely to removed sooner.
    I thought/hoped omicron fever might end mid January, be interesting to see what the rest of Europe now does.


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  111. bespoke says:
    January 20, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Spent yesterday celebrating the 31st anniversary doing odd jobs together and watching Vikings.

    Congrats, I think?


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  112. Women now run universities and that’s why we have the collapse of reason.

    Not so sure, I think it’s more to do with the bubble and having influence without consequences.


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  113. As Heather Macdonald says on the Gad Saad video, when you can’t persuade ppl by facts and reason, the only thing left is violence. This is true and needs to be confronted by all reasonable ppl.

    Nope. There is emotion. How do you think Edward Bernays got his work done?


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  114. Good crop Tom.

    Blower and Branco this morning. Branco in particular perfectly encapsulates the MSM’s fascination for clickbait disaster porn.


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  115. RPA department head lashes ‘politically-driven’ management of crisis

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/rpa-department-head-lashes-politically-driven-management-of-crisis-20220119-p59pgn.html

    The video from last week featuring Professor Torzillo is a rare insight into the unvarnished views of senior health staff and how the health system is caught between the pressures of shortening isolation for health workers and the need to keep the infection out of hospitals.

    Professor Torzillo’s declined to comment on the clip, but told the Herald that “opening up in the weeks before Christmas was inappropriate”.

    Angry doctor had usual month off at Christmas interrupted.


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  116. Upholding their tradition of doubling down on idiocy, Gummint has now turned its watery gaze from Djokovic to 11-time world surfing champ Kelly Slater.

    Slater evidently would like very much to visit our shores for some event or other later this year. According to Se7en, our betters have frontloaded him by proclaiming he will ‘never’ get a visa as long as he remains horribly unvaxxed.

    Much like Djokovic, Slater is another of those terribly unhealthy disease vectors that will kill every man, woman and child in this country. Not like all those incoming students from third world Asian corners with latent TB whatsoever.

    There must be a competition running for which country can look the most like fuckwits. Has to be.


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  117. “There must be a competition running for which country can look the most like fuckwits. Has to be.”

    I think Australia is way ahead in the competition


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  118. My barber was on a surf trip somewhere off Indo (one of those boats you go out on for days at a time).
    Slater was on another boat that turned up to the same break.
    He said Slater would be out there for hours, longer than even the locals who have perpetual energy.
    That would have only been 5 or so years ago.


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  119. My view from the get-go has been that face masks serve no medical purpose.
    With omicron, that is now un-deniable.

    My view has been that from delta onwards, contact tracing served no purpose.
    With omicron, that is now un-deniable.

    These two components just have to stop.


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  120. Scumbag Morrison is saying that “voters are frustrated with Covid management”.

    Memo to Scumbag….umm…..yes…..but not just Covid management, we’re also frustrated with your shallow, supine, Labor lite, smarmy leadership.

    This is the same cretinous Scumbag who yesterday, when asked by some progressive germalist about George Christensen, a man whom the left have spent years trying to smear, ridicule and silence, could only come with the mealy-mouthed lacklustre response of “it’s a free country”. A Liberal PM with spine should have said…

    “last I looked this is a country with free speech and the Liberal party believes in free speech. No one is forcing you to listen to what George Christensen says. If you don’t like him, don’t listen to him”.

    “Next question”.

    When Scumbag is slaughtered electorally in May, he will not be missed. He’s the most insincere, shallow mediocrity ever to rise to be PM.


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  121. Everything needs to revert back to voluntary immediately.
    If you want to shelter at home, feel free to.
    If you want to wear a mask, feel free to.
    But if you are a young, healthy person, there are better ways to come out of the closet.


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  122. PS, my barber also said that Slater had not one, but two gorgeous women who were his…errr…travel companions.
    So clearly surfing for longer than anyone each day wasn’t enough for the great man.


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  123. No, no, no no. The media in this country are doing a fine job.

    Koch on the teev to Greg Hunt just now: ‘What are you going to do about George Christensen? How are you going to shut him up?’

    Then – I kid you not – said it was a shame he was an Australian citizen and therefore couldn’t be deported for his views on vaccination.

    And in the vein of Cassie’s post, the response was ‘oh, well, er….’

    Said it before. These people aren’t journos. They are influencers.


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  124. Then – I kid you not – said it was a shame he was an Australian citizen and therefore couldn’t be deported for his views on vaccination.

    I am without speech.


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  125. “the response was ‘oh, well, er….’”

    That response encapsulates the Liberal party in 2022.

    “Said it before. These people aren’t journos. They are influencers.”

    Correct….scum like Koch are among the most execrable people on the planet.


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  126. “said it was a shame he was an Australian citizen and therefore couldn’t be deported for his views on vaccination.”

    Australia in 2022…..who says we’re not a shithole?


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  127. From Ace of Spades, sad news. One of my favourite writers on that blog.

    Oregon Muse
    —CBD
    We got the worst possible news…our friend and coblogger Oregon Muse passed away yesterday afternoon.

    He was surrounded by his family, and the last contact I had from him he was his usual combative and optimistic self…sure that he was going to beat Covid.

    Oregon Muse has been the proprietor (his wonderful term) of the Book Thread forever! He put his deft and interesting touch on it and it has become a fixture on AoSHQ. His Morning Rant was his usual combination of sometimes savage observation tempered with what one can only describe as kindness! Not toward his targets, but for everything else…

    He even created a devoted following for the Chess Thread. How many political blogs can boast of an accomplished amateur chess player doing a weekly post?

    I have nothing but fond memories of him…his relentless optimism coupled with that wonderful perspective that amazed me every single time I read his rants.

    I did a search of my emails, and I have hundreds from him…seemingly every single one had that spark of hopefulness and sanguinity that was his marvelous signature.

    He will be missed by all….

    HaMakom y’nachem etchem b’toch sh’ar a’vaylay Tzion v’Y’rushalayim
    [May the Omnipresent comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem]

    He will entertain himself by beating God at chess, while simultaneously reading a great book. 😉


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  128. The left (Labor, Green, MSM etc) want to silence anyone with conservative and/or right-wing views and anyone who has the effrontery to disagree with the progressive narrative….you’re smeared and ridiculed as hard-right and far-right. Even NewsCorp engage in this…..last week when Tim James won pre-selection for Willoughby here in NSW, he was described in the Daily Telegraph as “hard-right”. This is all designed to smear and silence.

    The left are winning……and they’re being aided and abetted by the the cowardly Liberal and National parties who simply REFUSE to rebut the lies.

    Ask Bettina Arndt, ask Craig Kelly, ask George Christensen.


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  129. Farmer Gez says:
    January 20, 2022 at 7:34 am

    Scroll down Pogria from the nice old couple photo.
    Left wing BS abounds on Imgur.

    It’s a service like Google, look at the offerings and ignore the rest.
    A lot of left wing, or at least objectionable, crap is being posted here too. Should we all avoid Dover-cat?


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  130. Then – I kid you not – said it was a shame he was an Australian citizen and therefore couldn’t be deported for his views on vaccination.

    Yes, it is a shame.

    I’d love to see Koch booted. Not deported, mind. Maybe posted as “our man at Heard Island”.


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  131. Oh look who gets a free pass…the grifter, the friend of Epstein and Maxwell and the daughter of an ex-PM….from The Daily Telegraph

    “Elusive Keating daughter spotted out in Sydney with billionaire pub boss

    A former prime minister’s elusive daughter is back on Australian shores, spotted on a night out with hospitality boss and “dear old friend” Justin Hemmes.

    The elusive businesswoman daughter of former Prime Minister Paul Keating was spotted out and about in Sydney on Tuesday night.

    Katherine Keating shared a number of images to social media of a night out with Merivale hospitality boss Justin Hemmes at his new eatery, MuMu.

    In one Instagram post, Keating referred to Hemmes as “the maestro of Merivale and my dear old friend”.

    Keating last featured in the Confidential pages in 2019 when her connections to associates of the late Jeffrey Epstein were revealed.

    In August that year, it was revealed Keating once knew Ghislaine Maxwell, who was recently found guilty of recruiting teenagers to be sexually abused by disgraced billionaire Epstein, who killed himself while in federal custody.

    A video released at the time dating back to 2010 showed Keating leaving Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion after a meeting with Prince Andrew. Then, Epstein had already been placed on a child sex offender list.

    There is no suggestion Keating knew of, or had any involvement in, Epstein’s criminal activities.

    In June 2013, Keating was photographed at a Dom Perignon-sponsored, intimate cocktail party at Maxwell’s $15 million New York home, to launch online start-up Ideapod with which she was involved.

    Keating has been based in the United States for many years. She started her career in NSW state politics and consulting before moving to New York in 2010.

    She is understood to work in philanthropy and has an extensive contact list including political leaders, celebrities and socialites. Keating’s LinkedIn states she is currently managing director at KKMetamedia.

    “She started her career in NSW state politics”…thanks to daddy.

    “businesswoman ” my arse.


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  132. Can’t bear to watch the morning program on Seven any more, even though it was rich pickings for DumbSpeak. My blood pressure couldn’t handle it any longer.

    The Beloved sneaks up to the one in the guest room to watch. He lasts ten minutes, and for what passes as “news” only.

    Seems they are getting even more venomous as the narrative collapses around them.


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  133. There is no suggestion Keating knew of, or had any involvement in, Epstein’s criminal activities.

    Tee hee. But they did raise it. I’m not quite sure it is a free pass, Cassie.

    The paper is making sure the link remains in the public consciousness.


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  134. It’s a service like Google, look at the offerings and ignore the rest.
    A lot of left wing, or at least objectionable, crap is being posted here too. Should we all avoid Dover-cat?

    I shouldn’t have to do this.
    I was merely pointing out that images on the service often are far left and historically ignorant. I thought the Jim Jones/Fox news pic was a complete howler and Cats may find it interesting.
    You are free to look at whatever you want.


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  135. Farmer Gez,

    I think we missed a beat somewhere. I thought the Jim Jones pic was great. It is stored now in my funny pictures file.

    I didn’t think you were having a go at me. It is hard when only the typed word is available. This is also why I loathe the face nappies. When you are face to face, you can “read”, a lot more than mere words.

    Have a great one!


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