Open Thread – Weekend 22 Jan 2022


The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire, J. M. W. Turner, 1817

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Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 22, 2022 12:01 am

Hey

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 22, 2022 12:04 am

Teen pilot becomes youngest woman to fly solo around the world
A 19-year-old has become the youngest woman to complete a round-the-world journey by plane on her own. She completed the trip in five months despite several obstacles.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 22, 2022 12:07 am

McDonald’s has announced big Valentine’s Day plans.

The fast-food giant is bringing its McPlant burger to 600 locations in the San Francisco Bay and Dallas-Fort Worth areas starting Feb. 14, according to a statement from the company on Thursday.

And what says love quite like a patty derived from peas, rice and potatoes?

The patty, developed in partnership with BeyondMeat, is served on a sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato, onions and American cheese, and is topped with ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard.

“It has the iconic taste of a McDonald’s burger, because it is one,”

rosie
rosie
January 22, 2022 12:22 am

After various misdirections and out of date bus information that’s Tourist Information! I found my own way to the mountain village of Cardo, and yes, you can see Elba and the coastline of Tuscany on a clear day.
I tried to find the 16th century ‘glacières’ but despite x marks the spot couldn’t identify them.
I did find the old shepherd’s hut made of slate and what must have been the village’s shared oven. Village has a very large and recently restored church, a primary school for possible three children, a town hall and a bar (apparently not open or I’d have gone in and got a drink of something) and that’s it, not a single boulangerie, the oldest part of the village clearly never intended for anything other than pedestrian traffic. Very quaint though..

Oh and there were lots and lots of cats, one ginger guarding a narrow passage gave me the beady eye and I hesitated, the owner spotted me and said ‘bonjour’ , as they do, I ‘bonjoured’ back and then he shooed the dratted cat away 🙂
Yes, I’m a bit scared of cats too.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
January 22, 2022 12:30 am

Still 32C at Casa Pedro at 9.30pm, A a balmy 22C inside.

I’m not leaving the house.

‘Nite, Cats.

JABL
JABL
January 22, 2022 12:42 am

Meatloaf has died. One more piece of my childhood has gone.

In other news i have won the covid lottery. No money and to date nothing exceeding the bout of actual influenza I had in my twenties.

Tom
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January 22, 2022 4:06 am
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rosie
rosie
January 22, 2022 4:46 am
Anchor What
Anchor What
January 22, 2022 6:34 am

The latest in “No Evidence of Voter Fraud” – Wisconsin.
Hundreds of thousands of voters remain on the rolls with the registration date 1/1/1918, and over 100,000 of them voted in 2020.
Link

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 6:37 am

This week, without any debate, without any council approval, the mayor of San Francisco sent up an open air shooting gallery.
As controversial as these things are, a lot of planning goes into these places & there’s a level of data collection, ie how many users, how many OD’s, how many deaths.
But this has been set up by decree with zero planning and now they are carting out fentanyl deaths hourly.

Anchor What
Anchor What
January 22, 2022 6:43 am

Speaking of dodgy record keeping, Jo Nova has an article (referring to others who keep a close eye on this topic) about BOM’s obsession with “homogenisation” of our historical temperature records. They are still at it.
They won’t explain exactly their methodology, which appears to be that old algorithm “that can’t be right”, and strangely the result of their machinations has been to make the past look noticeably cooler, which makes the rise in temps look larger! Quel surprise!

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 6:46 am

The FBI knew this about the Texas synagogue and lied. And lied and lied and lied.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10421703/British-synagogue-terrorist-44-rants-f-ing-Jews-disturbing-final-phone-call.html

If the FBI said the sky was blue I’d have to go outside and check.

miltonf
miltonf
January 22, 2022 6:48 am

In California (with a view to doing this to the entire US) the democrats are trying to bring about complete social and economic collapse. Is it just spite and malice, hatred of the middle and working classes? Or is there some gain for them? Cheap labour is one I know.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 22, 2022 6:51 am

So far today:

Minor incursion into the kitchen.
Minor incursion into the pantry.
Minor incursion outside.

No comeuppance. Sweet.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 7:02 am

LOL, minor incursion can be worked into a pickup line at a bar circa 10pm.
But not at 2am.
At 2am the Biden rapey, yelling works better.

calli
calli
January 22, 2022 7:03 am

From th3 Dailt Mail link:

He had also ceased to worship at his father’s mosque and began attending meetings of a sect set up to ‘purify’ Islam and banned in Saudi Arabia as ‘one of the gates of terrorism’.

Banned in Saudi but still operating in England?

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 7:03 am

My iphone knows me too well.
“The Simpsons” comes up in the predictive text when I type “the”.

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 22, 2022 7:04 am

Mr Loaf’s best song is undoubtably “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through”.

Here it is….

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 7:06 am

Banned in Saudi but still operating in England?

And all the US agencies would have known the second he presented his passport at border control.

calli
calli
January 22, 2022 7:10 am

Need more coffee.

Also RIP Mr Loaf.

I believe it was from Covid, with age and weight as comorbidities. A case of two out of three being very, very bad.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 7:13 am

Scotty is trying to sort out the Labour Shortages problem without hitting the Immigration switch, but it appears powerful forces are determined to stop him from doing that
Example:
Broelman‘s bullshit cartoon punning 16 year old coal miners.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 7:13 am

Dover, please put calli in the sin bin.

Cassie of Sydney
January 22, 2022 7:16 am

“the mayor of San Francisco sent up an open air shooting gallery.”

San Fransicko

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 22, 2022 7:17 am

Nothing like an AFLW lurve story to kick the weekend off. I can’t link from here, but will describe this…. event as best I can. It’s from The Hun.

Richmond chick kickers Ellie George and Kate Dempsey met in 2018. As is normal, they started antiquing together shortly after. Then they proposed to each other. Then they planned, through a myriad of circumstances, to ‘have a child’.

They did this by acquiring sperm from a European business showing profiles of donors (12-15 pages, apparently – of course, none of this would be made up whatsoever), details about their lives and even caricatures of them.

Then they took eggs from one, implanted them in the other, and after that they wheeled in the turkey baster.

Neither of them told their families what they were doing until the pregnant one was five months in. According to all reports, everyone is now ‘thrilled’.

The European tadpole sellers – a crew called Newlife – must be raking it in, because these two football people shelled out $2000 for more of this donor’s goodies. The girls went so far as to get an artist to draw a portrait of him, based on the caricature on the internet.

Apparently he’s Brazilian, and six foot with dark eyes. ‘So handsome’, they said. ‘We know everything about this guy.’

It hardly needs to be said that both Dempsey and George work in mental health.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 7:17 am

callie, best to avoid the Texas siege article as it may burst a blood vessel.

calli
calli
January 22, 2022 7:19 am

Yes. First the typos, then…that.

Is nothing sacred? Read em and weep.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 7:20 am

From the citizen journalist reporting on the San Fran shooting gallery, it’s compared to a similar situation from The Wire which made Dante’s writing seem like Beatrix Potter.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 22, 2022 7:21 am

I hope Roger has been suitably informed of Mr Loaf’s demise. He told me the other day he hoped to be able to attend the funeral when he died as he was always a fan, not like those common people that seemed to think he only had a couple of good songs like me.

calli
calli
January 22, 2022 7:22 am

‘We know everything about this guy.’

Well…no. You don’t actually.

Dumbos.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 7:22 am

Sorry, that should be cassie, best to avoid the siege article.
Need more coffee.

Cassie of Sydney
January 22, 2022 7:23 am

“The FBI knew this about the Texas synagogue and lied. And lied and lied and lied.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10421703/British-synagogue-terrorist-44-rants-f-ing-Jews-disturbing-final-phone-call.html

If the FBI said the sky was blue I’d have to go outside and check.”

BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT…….we’re were told after the siege that the “incident” had nothing to do with Jews and Judaism.

LOL.

The good thing was that the hostages were freed without incident and the rodent hostage taker was killed.

AMEN.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 22, 2022 7:24 am

Correction. Newlife are the Melbourne IVF people, not the unnamed European sperm floggers.

These two went Euro, they said, because ‘there are just no donors in Victoria.’

I wonder why. If anyone thinks I’ll be rubbing one out so my child can grow up in Northcote listening to k.d. lang and Melissa Etheridge all day in between HRT sessions they are sorely mistaken.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 22, 2022 7:26 am

Hey KD, thats probably the only goals they’ve kicked. Truly is AWFUL.

Cassie of Sydney
January 22, 2022 7:28 am

“And all the US agencies would have known the second he presented his passport at border control.”

Yep….Biden’s America.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 22, 2022 7:32 am

Of course there are genuine, full on lesbians around. Heaps, in all likelihood.

It’s rapidly becoming mainstream though. Expected (particularly in adult women’s team sports) rather than cool and edgy and out there.

Nobody publishes articles about the constant pass the partner parcel of lady poofery in AFLW, and the screaming, Krakatoa-esque breakups every fortnight. The PR people in the clubs are, I am reliably informed, warning every cent they get.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 7:32 am

23 y.o. Schoolteacher murdered in Dublin by Slovak Gypsy, the closest the article goes to his origins is saying

he is father to a number of children and has lived abroad.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/second-man-arrested-in-ashling-murphy-murder-investigation-41254242.html

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 7:41 am

The best gag re the M&M rebranding as more inclusive:

“The brown M&M pushed the yellow M&M onto the tracks at Penn Station”.

Cassie of Sydney
January 22, 2022 7:48 am

“In California (with a view to doing this to the entire US) the democrats are trying to bring about complete social and economic collapse. Is it just spite and malice, hatred of the middle and working classes? Or is there some gain for them? Cheap labour is one I know.”

It’s all deliberate. And coming here too. The first city here in Oz to fall will be Melbourne. Christopher Rufo (who lived in Seattle) spent years chronicling the decline and near collapse of US west coast cities. Now Michael Shellenberger (who lives in California) has just written a book called “San Fransicko” and he argues (rightly) that the demise of these once very liveable cities is due to progressive governance and policies….all designed to destroy small and medium sized business and the working and middle class. The only city in California that’s had any GOP governance in recent years is San Diego……the cities of LA, San Fran, Portland and Seattle are Demrat fiefdoms…..the GOP is as scarce as a hen’s tooth.

When you see tent cities popping up in a CBD, you need to start worrying. If a council or government won’t deal with it, you need to start worrying. These are signs of deliberate and sinister progressive policies all designed to lead to a city collapsing. A few years ago here in Sydney we experienced a little of this deliberate progressive government malfeasance. In Martin Place and Belmore Park (the park near Central station), tents started popping up….to the point where the whole of Belmore Park became a homeless tent city and it was the same on the northern part of Martin Place, near Macquarie Street. The slag Clover Moore, always uber progressive, refused to deal with the problem, it took outrage on talkback radio and in the Daily Telegraph for Gladys and the state government to act to take down the tent city…which is what they did.

I know where Clover lives and I’ve long thought, if it happens again, that any homeless should be encouraged to set up tents outside Clover’s residence. We’ll see how she likes it, I suspect she’d be outraged but that’s she’s a hypocrite and we know that all progressive are hypocrites.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 22, 2022 8:14 am

Ed Casesays:
January 22, 2022 at 7:13 am
Scotty is trying to sort out the Labour Shortages problem without hitting the Immigration switch,

If you believe that the Lieboral Branch of the UniParty is not gagging to open the immigration floodgates, you have not been paying attention.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 22, 2022 8:21 am

From the old open forum:
Wyatt Earp in Hollywood. There’s a Bruce Willis/James Garner movie about that called “Sunset”.

P
P
January 22, 2022 8:23 am

VAN GOGH’S GOD
by Peter J. Leithart
1 . 21 . 22

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 8:31 am

Funny how feminists have no problem with objectification and commodification when it suits them.

Also: Pureblood semen is the new BitCoin.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 8:31 am

If you believe that the Lieboral Branch of the UniParty is not gagging to open the immigration floodgates, you have not been paying attention.

Spouts a Labor Shill quoting today’s Talking Points
There’s massive Labour Shortages.
The smart way to solve that is to open up work to 16 & 17 year olds who haven’t
started the new School Year yet.
Scotty is showing leadership on this, Josh Frydenberg is the Open The Floodgates guy.

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 8:38 am

The best gag re the M&M rebranding as more inclusive:

“The brown M&M pushed the yellow M&M onto the tracks at Penn Station”.

Why did the pink M&M buy 4 litres of boxed wine and the boxed set of Sex and the City?

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 8:39 am

Just on Forklifts:
I’ve seen plenty of idiots on Forklifts, age is no barrier to being a dangerous idiot.
The other problem is Accreditation.
Because State Governments write the Curriculum for Training Organisations they decide what is and isn’t taught.
In the case of High Risk Activities, that Curriculum will tell you none of the information you really need.
So the entire industry is a Farce.
Forklift, or anything else, requires on the job training by a competent operator.
That’s it.

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 8:41 am

https://nypost.com/2018/06/02/dating-columnist-reveals-how-sex-and-the-city-ruined-her-life/

Dating columnist reveals how ‘Sex and the City’ ruined her life

Sex and the City” premiered on HBO 20 years ago this week, imprinting on a generation of women a love of fantastic fashion and dreams of their own Mr. Big. Among them was Julia Allison, who moved to New York in the early 2000s to live the Carrie Bradshaw lifestyle. She became a dating columnist, a party fixture and one of the first internet celebrities — thanks to Gawker, the site that loved to hate on her. But her pursuits sent her, ultimately, down a path of unhappiness and unfulfillment. Looking back on how the show’s ideals negatively impacted her life, Allison, now 37, tells Doree Lewak: “If I could go back and do it all over again, I wouldn’t.”

P
P
January 22, 2022 8:45 am

Jack Posobiec ??
@JackPosobiec
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Exclusive — Jack Posobiec: Hillary Clinton is Planning to Put Together an Exploratory Committee as Biden Falls Apart

BREITBART – 21 Jan 2022

Bons
Bons
January 22, 2022 8:48 am

In the early naughties, Moore abetted the setup of a blackfella camp in Victoria Park. They were mostly the Moree and NW mob down for business meetings with their partners in Redfern.
Moore declared them victims of institutional repression who had every right to ………. blah blah.
Joggers and dog walkers, and the occasional journo were harassed and started to object
It was the subject of an ABC Saturday morning talk back. Either the ABCess in charge of the censorship button had spent too much time on the bong, or they were entirely confident that all callers would follow the narrative.
One didn’t. “I”ll tell yer ow te get rid of em, go and offer the bastards a job”!
Hiroshima sounds emerged from my electric wireless; Moore entered a low earth orbit. The well spoken lad became a secret celebrity, the newspapers made fools of themselves, and the boys and girls soon returned to the NW.

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 8:56 am

Ed Casesays:
January 22, 2022 at 8:39 am

Correct.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 22, 2022 8:56 am

Spouts a Labor Shill quoting today’s Talking Points
There’s massive Labour Shortages.
The smart way to solve that is to open up work to 16 & 17 year olds who haven’t
started the new School Year yet.

Stuck for a response, Dick Ed turns to baseless allegations of political “shill”. Perhaps he didn’t see the bit about easing visa restrictions for foreign nurses to replace those sacked or resigned for refusing to be “jabbed”?

shatterzzz
January 22, 2022 8:57 am

Forklift, or anything else, requires on the job training by a competent operator.
Working as a storeman late 1990s I suddenly needed a forklift tix even tho I had been driving them for years when it was decided you needed an official piece of paper to drive ..!
So paid the fee and went off for the test .. Instructor turned up an hour late looked over my paperwork said, “Fair enuf”, signed & stamped it & I was a, fully accredited, forklift driver ..
it ain’t about the “test” it’s about paying the (union) rip-off to cover “training & testing” .. the, actual, tix fee is just additional cream for gummint …..
Back then it was a “lifetime” tix but I think nowadays they issue them for specific number of years & then “renewal” .. nuttin’ but another “cert” money-making scheme for unions & gummint ……!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 22, 2022 8:59 am

The European tadpole sellers

Puts a new slant on the phrase “getting a Brazilian”.

shatterzzz
January 22, 2022 9:04 am

Eyriesays:
January 22, 2022 at 8:21 am
From the old open forum:
Wyatt Earp in Hollywood. There’s a Bruce Willis/James Garner movie about that called “Sunset”.

Thanx for that .. found it on IMDB .. trying to track it down for download .. bit elusive tho .. only found one link available & that is dead .. at the moment .. LOL!

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 22, 2022 9:06 am

A little abut the home town of the British citizen who decided to visit the Synagogue in Texas.
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/01/texas-synagogue-terrorist-came-out-uk-islamist-no-daniel-greenfield/

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
January 22, 2022 9:10 am

Just for the record, I learned to drive on a forklift. Forklift mounted on the front of an open air Massey Ferguson 148- no concrete shed floor or power steering either. I was all of twelve, and it was an eight-hour day in the paddock, before the truck turned up and needed loadin’ in the gloamin’.
I never thought that I was saving a panic-pandemic ravaged economy, though.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 22, 2022 9:13 am

Tom, thanks for the comics.

I can understand the US artists having a go at Biden, but they come across as Neoc0n warm0ngers about Ukrain3.

shatterzzz
January 22, 2022 9:14 am

Apparently he’s Brazilian, and six foot with dark eyes. ‘So handsome’, they said. ‘We know everything about this guy.’

Suppose Brazil sounds more exotic than Nigerian ..!
LOL! $2 000 for a plastic jar full of some0ne’s gunk + a hand drawn pix as an authentification certificate … sounds totally legit .. LOL!
The bigger worry is these “girls” , actually, thinking airing this rubbish is good publicity ..

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 9:17 am

Perhaps he didn’t see the bit about easing visa restrictions for foreign nurses to replace those sacked or resigned for refusing to be “jabbed”?

So what?
Do you think Nurse Jobs can be filled by 16 year old School leavers?
The shortages are in entry level jobs where training is on the job.
Scotty is trying to get those people into work, rather than force them to waste more years doing nothing productive.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 22, 2022 9:17 am

Trucks vs trains or a little of both:
https://spectrum.ieee.org/parallel-systems-autonomous-trains

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 22, 2022 9:20 am

Ed Casesays:
January 22, 2022
Correct

Whaaa … what rabbit hole have I gone done? What year is it? I’m going back to sleep and try this again.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 22, 2022 9:20 am

50 dead today in the Covid list.
How many of these dead originally arrived at hospital with other life threatening conditions and contracted the virus on site?

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 9:21 am

shatterzzzsays:
January 22, 2022 at 8:57 am

Had to get a forklift licence to drive a tractor on the road. Two days mainly about the history and other none essential rubbish an hour on practical then ten minutes on the forklift. The only benefit I can see is to give teaching job to near retirement boomers who didn’t make it past storeman.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 9:23 am

I never thought that I was saving a panic-pandemic ravaged economy, though

Huh?
Most people haven’t operated a Forklift, that’s why the MSM have thrown the switch to Shock!!Horror!!!/16 year olds driving Forklifts!!
The reality is that the Labour Shortages could be filled by allowing anyone who turns 16 this year or has already turned 16, to cease School now and go to work.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 22, 2022 9:25 am

Dick Ed

Scotty is trying to get those people into work, rather than force them to waste more years doing nothing productive.

While (as a good Labor shill /sarc/) I agree that many kids can be far more useful and happy leaving school and moving into employment or trade training at 16, perhaps Scotty might turn his brilliance towards other actions. Removing the various barriers (isolating “cases”, sacking the unvaxxed would be good starts) to continuing in the workforce encountered by many people, including those formerly in nursing jobs would be a good start. Removing excessive regulation also would assist greatly.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 22, 2022 9:27 am

Plenty of sixteen year olds driving headers and chaser bins this harvest. Much bigger machinery needing greater spatial awareness and skill.
It’s the mummy brigade creating eternal children out of competent young adults.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 22, 2022 9:27 am

Dick Ed

PS, nurses used to start as “apprentices”, doing much of their training on the job, before insane credentialism (see also fork lift operators) became endemic. He could turn his highly focused attention there.

Bons
Bons
January 22, 2022 9:27 am

I lived adjacent to Redfern. It was always good sport.
We had a pal who was an actress. She was the closest thing possible to a female DeNiro, except she was actually a tough guy. I was scared of her.
Coming to a barbie at our place one Saturday she stopped at the pedestrian crossing outside Redfern Station. A kid opened her back door, nicked her bag and disappeared into one of the terraces in The Block.
Undaunted she banged on the door and when it opened demanded her bag back. She was politely invited to go elsewhere and the door slammed.
She continued banging until the door opened again, the bag was thrown out and again she was advised to depart.
There was stunned silence at the barbie when she related the story.

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 22, 2022 9:32 am

Speaking of tickets I know a teacher who forget to pay her accreditation fee on time. Rang up three days later to be told has to submit all her paperwork again.

Funny thing is she is on long service leave.

Those public servants clerks need to fill their day.

shatterzzz
January 22, 2022 9:34 am

If Vlad has no problem stating reality why can’t western leaders?

https://ibb.co/Qdr5P6D

Indolent
Indolent
January 22, 2022 9:34 am

Trump appointee blocks Biden federal worker vaccine mandate

This is ABC News in the US, which explains the phrasing of the headline. Doesn’t change the fact, though.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 9:36 am

The only benefit I can see is to give teaching job to near retirement boomers who didn’t make it past storeman.

The System creates Barriers To Entry, that’s what it is designed to do.
Yeah, some skiver makes a few bucks out of it by being a crawler, but the purpose is to make everything harder.

Until 2008, Crane and Rigging Tickets were for Life, now there’s renewal every 5 years for $77, which is fair enough as revenue raising.
However, there was a Push On from some quarters to require anyone who hadn’t regularly used any particular Ticket, to have to be retrained.
The issue there is, say a Mobile Crane Operator, he’ll have his Crane Tickets, his 3 rigging tickets and his Dogging Ticket.
Let’s say he didn’t use his Intermediate Rigging Ticket during those 5 years.
He’d then have to take a week off to resit the Ticket, cost $ 2 Grand + lost wages.
Now if there’s plenty of work around, the employer will pay the toll, if not, then the worker is up for it.
This system hasn’t been implemented yet, but it’s only a matter of time.

Rabz
January 22, 2022 9:39 am

OK – just to clarify a couple of matters from last evening – I do not take kindly to unprovoked abuse, such as being called a “c*nt” for no acceptable reason, as happened last night, courtesy of a certain imbecile (and don’t bother looking for the comment, as it’s been removed).

Miss Anthropist, the gathering last night was not at my place, hence the non invite. But given you can’t seem to rein in your sanctimonious outrage, you can rest assured you won’t be invited to any gathering there in future. You know, snobs of a feather, etc.

FFS.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 22, 2022 9:40 am

‘the mummy brigade creating eternal children out of competent young adults.’

Yep, yep and yep.

Leon L.
Leon L.
January 22, 2022 9:43 am

Covid-19 vaccines and treatments: we must have raw data, now

Article from the BMJ.
PNothing to see here for all “vaccine” enthusiasts.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 22, 2022 9:45 am

On Tickets:

Sure, it’s a way of rewarding bruvvas via their RTO’s. And certainly I’d pick farm boys as machine operators.

But from an employer perspective, tickets have a couple of important functions: when someone gets injured or killed, the ticket helps make sure your insurance responds – and keeps you out of jail for industrial manslaughter.

Risk management.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 9:45 am

While, as a good Labor shill, I agree that many kids can be far more useful and happy leaving school and moving into employment or trade training at 16,
perhaps Scotty might turn his brilliance towards other actions….
No one needs apprentices anymore, and that’s not the issue anyway.
The issue is Labour Shortages across all Industries, letting kids born in 2006 leave School and go to work is the solution to many long standing problems that needs support.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 22, 2022 9:46 am
Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 9:46 am

An ALP Shill spouts:

While, as a good Labor shill, I agree that many kids can be far more useful and happy leaving school and moving into employment or trade training at 16,
perhaps Scotty might turn his brilliance towards other actions….

No one needs apprentices anymore, and that’s not the issue anyway.
The issue is Labour Shortages across all Industries, letting kids born in 2006 leave School and go to work is the solution to many long standing problems that needs support.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 9:51 am

But from an employer perspective, tickets have a couple of important functions: when someone gets injured or killed, the ticket helps make sure your insurance responds –

In other words, it’s a Farce to get lazy employers off the hook for hiring their drugfucked brother in law as a forklift driver.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 22, 2022 9:51 am

I think Ed’s algorithms are broken.

Rabz
January 22, 2022 9:58 am

I lived adjacent to Redfern. It was always good sport.

Bons – I lived in Redfern for four years (the Moore Park end near Clover’s place) in the late nineties and the bag snatchers were a regular fixture in many peoples’ lives (as was the indodgeyknee junkie who used to climb into and rob peoples’ top floor flats via open windows, but that’s another story).

I knew two women who had bags snatched out of their cars while they were stopped at the lights at the City Rd/Cleveland St intersection, that’s how brazen the little shits were.

Living in places like Redfern is fine while you’re young but I simply wouldn’t have the tolerance for that sort of criminal obnoxiousness nowadays.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 22, 2022 10:03 am

Redfern – where the wrong people are behind bars.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 22, 2022 10:06 am

I think Ed’s algorithms are broken.

He does seem to have an overly developed need for affirmation. Mother must be away getting some work done professionally.

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 10:13 am

Rabz

Miss was being sarcastic in the friendly way.
Bundy is just an angry attention seeker not worth getting upset about. none’s twin.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 22, 2022 10:13 am

Put this on the old Fred by mistake

Farmer Gez says:
January 22, 2022 at 10:11 am
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?

lotocoti
lotocoti
January 22, 2022 10:17 am

On the subject of lady ball sport, scoring in UK Wendyball
might mean something different.

twostix
twostix
January 22, 2022 10:29 am

People are already being led away into the weeds from reality that these bizarre “labour shortages” are created by morrison and co and their labryrinth of whacko covid isolation and covid oh&s rules.

Is it really that easy to confuse a population??

Barry
Barry
January 22, 2022 10:32 am

Leon L. says:
January 22, 2022 at 9:43 am

Covid-19 vaccines and treatments: we must have raw data, now

Article from the BMJ.

NOW they’re asking for it?
Look, the article is valid, but for them only to publish NOW that there might be a problem with data availability just puts the BMJ in the same bucket as every other professional, data, industry or lobby group that has either promoted tyranny, or sat silently by while we all got royally fucked.

Bushkid
Bushkid
January 22, 2022 10:33 am

Wally Dalí says:
January 22, 2022 at 9:10 am
Just for the record, I learned to drive on a forklift. Forklift mounted on the front of an open air Massey Ferguson 148- no concrete shed floor or power steering either. I was all of twelve, and it was an eight-hour day in the paddock, before the truck turned up and needed loadin’ in the gloamin’.
I never thought that I was saving a panic-pandemic ravaged economy, though.

Plenty of country kids learned to drive on a little old grey Ferguson tractor, usually as soon as our feet could reach the pedals. Too many jobs and too few hands on the farm to wait until we had a drivers licence.

When I look back on the farm jobs we did as kids, OH&S folks would faint these days. It’s pleasing to see that country kids still get to do the fun and formative things. Even better, how much would they enjoy the chance to sit on Dad’s lap and steer a monster header! I dare say the young lad that Pedro (?) mentioned in his harvest work tales would have been such a one.

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 10:33 am

Plenty of sixteen year olds driving headers and chaser bins this harvest.

I started driving the drag along header at 13, less accidents than Dad, I never fell asleep at the wheel!

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 10:35 am

Had to get a forklift licence to drive a tractor on the road. Two days mainly about the history and other none essential rubbish an hour on practical then ten minutes on the forklift.

Two days on the history of forklifts?! 🙂

Barry
Barry
January 22, 2022 10:36 am

twostix says:
January 22, 2022 at 10:29 am

…. bizarre “labour shortages”

There can only be a shortage of any commodity (including labour) at a given price point (absent State interference). Raise the price and the shortage will disappear.

Might mean strawberries end up costing $20 a punnet, and that the strawberry industry ploughs many of the plants in, but at least then we see the true preferences of the consuming public.

Or more simply, it’s just inflation folks.

sfw
sfw
January 22, 2022 10:40 am

Barry you’re on the right track, all that mass migration does is drive down wages and conditions for the least skilled, it’s incredibly unfair towards the most vulnerable and destroys social cohesion. Yet the politicians love it, I wonder why?

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 10:40 am

Plenty of country kids learned to drive on a little old grey Ferguson tractor, usually as soon as our feet could reach the pedals. Too many jobs and too few hands on the farm to wait until we had a drivers licence.

We used to trundle around in an EH station wagon. She would start in first gear and had a hand throttle. (To bad she was farmed into the ground, a special with grey exterior, white roof and red interior, nice!)

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 10:43 am

I was all of twelve, and it was an eight-hour day in the paddock, before the truck turned up and needed loadin’ in the gloamin’.

Without kids Australia’s farms stop!

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 10:44 am

Old Soviet joke:

“So, my wife has been going to cookery classes for three years now.”

“You must be enjoying some delicious meals, eh?”

“Not really. So far they’ve only made it up to the 10th Soviet Congress.”

The first people to experience how the Left politicises everything.

duncanm
duncanm
January 22, 2022 10:44 am

miltonfsays:
January 22, 2022 at 6:48 am
In California (with a view to doing this to the entire US) the democrats are trying to bring about complete social and economic collapse. Is it just spite and malice, hatred of the middle and working classes? Or is there some gain for them? Cheap labour is one I know.

.. an excuse to come in and go full fascist. Take control of everything.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 22, 2022 10:45 am

Dick Ed

The issue is Labour Shortages across all Industries, letting kids born in 2006 leave School and go to work is the solution to many long standing problems that needs support.

You forgot to respond concerning the Kung Flu related barriers to employment which I mentioned. You know, one of the causes for the easing of visas for nurses and similar, and hence the labour shortage.

Bushkid
Bushkid
January 22, 2022 10:46 am

twostix says:
January 22, 2022 at 10:29 am
People are already being led away into the weeds from reality that these bizarre “labour shortages” are created by morrison and co and their labryrinth of whacko covid isolation and covid oh&s rules.

Is it really that easy to confuse a population??

Sadly, the past two years have clearly demonstrated that yes, it is indeed that easy to confuse a population – even to the personal and collective detriment of that population.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 10:50 am

Dover please defenestrate Dot for forcing me to click on the story about the “real life SATC” lady.
Its cruel

Its like clubbing baby seals while simultaneously raping it, while setting fire to the things mother just to harvest the tears for your martini.

and dated more than my fair share of Mr. Bigs

She thinks bragging about having an Arbies increases her status as a person….

MatrixTransform
January 22, 2022 10:50 am

Plenty of country kids learned to drive on a little old grey Ferguson tractor, usually as soon as our feet could reach the pedals.

we weren’t on a farm but we did have a Old Grey out the back which I learnt to drive at about 12yo.
promptly got it bogged to the axles in the swampy part.
The old man backed his tipper down and hitched it to the arse end of the Grey.
He said, “you got it bogged so you can un-bog it” … so he towed me out while I sat on the tractor wheel-spinning.
never really though twice about it.
was just a thing you did
I thought everybody did it

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 22, 2022 10:52 am

Bushkid

When I look back on the farm jobs we did as kids, OH&S folks would faint these days.

I recall my sister and I sitting one on each of the mudguards of his tractor, over the drive wheels. He didn’t have rubber tyres, but spades that dug into the earth for traction.

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 10:52 am
MatrixTransform
January 22, 2022 10:55 am

We used to trundle around in an EH station wagon

lol
my old man took the body of an old VW beetle and welded up a frame to house the steering column.
Just a pan with two seats and the engine hanging out the back.
After school I walk down the servo and fill a Pablo coffee jar with petrol and come back to start it with a hacksaw blade across the starter motor
Used to driver that thing around the paddock for hours

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 22, 2022 10:55 am

mudguards of the neighbour’s tractor.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 10:56 am

Had to get a forklift licence to drive a tractor on the road. Two days mainly about the history and other none essential rubbish an hour on practical then ten minutes on the forklift.

Two days on the history of forklifts?

All the forklift information you will ever need packed into 10 minutes of Teutonic goodness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTV2HdLnN7I

Germany, bombed too much, or not enough??

lotocoti
lotocoti
January 22, 2022 10:57 am

Plenty of country kids learned to drive on a little old grey Ferguson tractor, usually as soon as our feet could reach the pedals.

An International dozer.
Had to wedge a shoulder against the seat backrest to work the clutch.

miltonf
miltonf
January 22, 2022 10:57 am
areff
areff
January 22, 2022 11:02 am

my sister and I sitting one on each of the mudguards of his tractor

Yeah, there are too many rules, but some make sense (however badly they are administered) as my mate’s seven-year-old niece could attest had she not slipped off her dad’s tractor and died under the wheels.

Family shattered, dad’s never been the same, mum had a breakdown. Sometimes safety rules really are for the best.

Entropy
Entropy
January 22, 2022 11:02 am

Just ate an absolutely incredible mango! I would have to say the best I have ever tasted.

Sometimes it is important to celebrate the simpler things in life, and the incredible wonders of modern agriculture and the supply chain!

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 11:02 am

The establishment’s covid paradigm is collapsing:

Africa’s [covid] cases have dropped significantly, and deaths in the region are starting to drop, officials from the WHO’s African regional office said yesterday. They noted that if trends continue, the bump in deaths could be the shortest of any of Africa’s COVID-19 waves. Despite an increasing vaccine supply, immunization levels are still low, averaging 10% with two doses.

So Austria doubles down on the malevolent stupidity:

Austria’s lower parliament yesterday passed a mandatory vaccination bill. If it passes the upper house and is signed into law, as expected, it will mark the European Union’s first sweeping vaccine mandate.

From the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research & Policy, Uni. of Minnesota.

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 11:03 am

Speaking of California: Indian media is now calling it a third world sh*thole.

From the country that invented shit in a hole!

P
P
January 22, 2022 11:03 am

Speaking of California: Indian media is now calling it a third world sh*thole.

Gov. @GavinNewsom at the site of L.A. train theft:
“What the Hell is going on? We look like a third-world country”

https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1484606683041218563

local oaf
January 22, 2022 11:03 am

Knuckle Dragger says:
January 22, 2022 at 7:17 am

Apparently he’s Brazilian, and six foot with dark eyes. ‘So handsome’, they said. ‘We know everything about this guy.’

Let’s hope the little one doesn’t pop out whiter than white. How happy would the footy girls be with a little non exotic brat.

Entropy
Entropy
January 22, 2022 11:04 am

Yes, my cousin’s son died jammed between the PTO and the seed drill. 11 years of age.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 22, 2022 11:04 am

Hey BoN
Young Sacred Kingfisher saved from the cats last night.

Hi Gez! I’ve never had a kingfisher, although they obviously eat insects as well as grubs and fish. So the rolled gold answer might be wriggly live mealworms if you can get em easily (which I suspect you can’t). Or maybe small garden worms. After that you might try bits of meat on the end of a dry grass stalk, waved around (this works well for bluetongues, but they have a good sense of smell). If he can get the idea that it is edible it should become easier after that.

The grey butcherbirds here at the Cafe practically moo, and the kookas do OK on it too, although I try not to give them too much. I have no idea how to get a kingfisher to eat something though.

Young Cafe kooka is now the scourge of the currawongs, chasing them to steal their mince lumps. He had competition this morning from the northern magpie kids though, who are getting quite tame and bold. I also avoid giving them too much mince as well, which is why they try to steal more off the currawongs. It gets quite busy at times!

Frank
Frank
January 22, 2022 11:05 am

miltonf says:
January 22, 2022 at 6:48 am
Is it just spite and malice, hatred of the middle and working classes? Or is there some gain for them?

Cloward Piven strategy is one explanation if that sort of thing rings true for you.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 11:09 am

Every year Larry Fink (big cheese at the worlds largest asset manager Blackrock) sends a letter to all CEO’s who Blackrock own shares in “on behalf of them”.
He then releases it to the public.

https://www.blackrock.com/corporate/investor-relations/larry-fink-ceo-letter

It made me laugh at the Greta-ness in some places.
But it’s thoroughly new-speak & quite horrific.
Just let Gates, Larry & Uncle Warren corner the market in US nuclear power already so he can lay off this stuff.

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 11:09 am

we weren’t on a farm but we did have a Old Grey out the back which I learnt to drive at about 12yo.

My favourite grey fergy story:

My ex-in laws were immigrants from the Mediterranean. They met and married in Australia.

For their honeymoon all they could afford was a trip to Mildura on the train and accommodation in fruit pickers quarters.

Seeing the happy couple walking into town, the farmer lent them his grey fergy for the duration of their stay. They spent their honeymoon seeing Mildura and surrounds on a grey fergie!

🙂

cohenite
January 22, 2022 11:11 am
Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 22, 2022 11:11 am

Thanks BoN.
I’ll give the garden worms dangling trick a go.

miltonf
miltonf
January 22, 2022 11:11 am

good point Frank- what’s going on in the US now is very much a continuation of what the left have been up to since the 60s. Johnson filth’s ‘great society’, Chappaquiddick Kennedy filth’s migration bill etc

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 11:12 am

Gov. @GavinNewsom at the site of L.A. train theft:
“What the Hell is going on? We look like a third-world country”

Someone please remind him that he’s in charge…

lotocoti
lotocoti
January 22, 2022 11:12 am

How happy would the footy girls be with a little non exotic brat.

Or they’d shelled out two grand to some thrusting entrepreneur of the alternate fertility market, who cut overheads by doing all the work himself.
Or a mate, for a couple of Stellas and a kebab, if his hands were full.

Frank
Frank
January 22, 2022 11:13 am

Apparently he’s Brazilian, and six foot with dark eyes. ‘So handsome’, they said. ‘We know everything about this guy.’

Wonder if these people also sell farts in a jar on their other channel along with Belle Delphine’s bath water.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 22, 2022 11:13 am

An International dozer.
Had to wedge a shoulder against the seat backrest to work the clutch

Did yours include a crank handle?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
January 22, 2022 11:14 am

Areff, indeed.
Daughter of an extended uncle died under the wheels of a 5 tonne Bedford, fell off the tray at v low speed just trundling along between jobs. My parents now live on the farm where it happened- there’s still a mental dark spot there, despite it happening a decade before I was born.

Bons
Bons
January 22, 2022 11:19 am

Mullumbimby’s Dustyesky Choir.
Apparently they have had their invitation to perform at Moscow’s Victory Day celebrations renewed post covid.
“Dustyesky – writes books no”? “No, iz refrigerator”. “For beer”. “Put in car”.
Love it.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 22, 2022 11:20 am

Speaking of tickets I know a teacher who forget to pay her accreditation fee on time. Rang up three days later to be told has to submit all her paperwork again.

Karens got to karen.

Actor John Malkovich Tossed from Venice Hotel for Expired Vaccine Passport (20 Jan)

The Hotel Danieli, which overlooks Venice’s Grand Canal, denied entry to the 68-year-old Hollywood star and he was reportedly forced to stay at a nearby private residence.

According to the most recent decrees from the Italian government, which change on a daily basis, only those who show proof of full vaccination or recovery from the coronavirus can access public spaces like hotels, restaurants, bars and theaters, as well as public transport.

Until recently, one could obtain the coveted “Green Pass” by showing a negative coronavirus test, but in an effort to pressure all citizens into getting vaccinated, that option has been eliminated.

As of January 10, a new “Super Green Pass” is also required on all forms of public transportation — local, regional and national — which includes planes, trains, ships, buses, trams, and subways.

In a curious irony, possession of the Super Green Pass is no longer sufficient for travel within Europe, which now often requires a negative coronavirus test.

Commuters also must now wear N95 masks instead of normal surgical masks, and Italian media report that 1,000 police officers will be deployed in Rome to enforce the new regulations.

The Italians seem to’ve forgotten their 20thC history. I wonder if the same thing will happen to the current head honcho?

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 11:22 am

Newsom is either good actor or a spectacularly insulated from the real world.
These train robberies show just how decrepit some parts of the US is.

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 11:22 am

Yes, my cousin’s son died jammed between the PTO and the seed drill. 11 years of age.

Plenty of ways to die on a farm, around where I grew up: snake bite, drowning, pto shaft, run over with implement, tractor tip over, ute tip over etc.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 22, 2022 11:22 am

areffsays:
January 22, 2022 at 11:02 am
my sister and I sitting one on each of the mudguards of his tractor

Yeah, there are too many rules, but some make sense (however badly they are administered) as my mate’s seven-year-old niece could attest had she not slipped off her dad’s tractor and died under the wheels.

Indeed, we never thought of such issues at the time, but in retrospect … shudder!

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 11:27 am

ABCcess carrying water for corruption!!
Well I never.
In Sicktoria?
With hot button Sutton.
And Dans role not mentioned..

All the news thats fit to bury.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-22/council-breaks-silence-restaurant-slug-saga/100774054

The suburban Melbourne council at the centre of a controversial closure of a family-run catering business has labelled claims it was shut down without basis “a nasty, hurtful conspiracy theory”.

A civil case in the Supreme Court brought by I Cook Foods chief executive Ian Cook is imminent
The saga dates back to 2019, when the company was shut down after health inspections
Earlier this month, Victoria Police closed an investigation into the 2019 closure of I Cook Foods but the saga is far from over, with a high-stakes Supreme Court battle due to begin at the end of the month.

The business was closed by then-acting Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton after it was linked to the death of an elderly woman with listeria and other alleged health breaches.*

Owner Ian Cook has always maintained his innocence and even accused council inspectors of planting a slug in his Dandenong South kitchen.

Charges against him and the business were dropped before they went to court.

Throughout the saga, Greater Dandenong Council has made few public comments, despite the serious allegations levelled at it.

In a recent message to council staff, chief executive John Bennie said there been “scurrilous and defamatory” comments made about council officers.**

Mr Bennie said the claims had taken a massive toll on the health and wellbeing of staff and had been “incredibly distressing for all of us”.***

“There was no cover-up, no false information, and no misleading documentation,” he said.

“So, let’s call this out for what it really is — a series of baseless claims centred on a nasty, hurtful conspiracy theory.”

Mr Cook has rejected that characterisation, telling the ABC that calling it “a hateful conspiracy is just wrong”.

Mr Cook is suing the council and the health department for $50 million in damages for closing his business. High-profile QC Robert Richter is representing the family.

Two retired police officers worked with Mr Cook and made allegations the process was corrupt.

The council was a stakeholder in a rival business, Community Chef, which has since been sold to Western Health.

Police investigation closed earlier this month
An initial police investigation into the closure found nothing but after allegations that probe was not conducted properly, it was reopened by Chief Commissioner Shane Patton.****

Earlier this month, Victoria Police said the case had now been closed.

“As part of the investigation, police obtained additional witness statements, executed four search warrants, seized emails, images and records, forensically examined items, sought expert advice from an entomologist and interviewed one person of interest*****,” the statement said.

“Upon reviewing the new evidence, Victoria Police can confirm no criminal action has been detected.”

Mr Cook said the police had failed to conduct a proper investigation and claimed his civil case would shed more light on the controversial closure.

“Everything they have done has raised more questions than answers,” Mr Cook said.

“People will be embarrassed when this all comes out.”

The Health Department said it welcomed the result of the police investigation.

* great way to start the news article with a factually incorrect assertion.
** Hed be keen to have those litigated then wouldnt he? In court. With full disclosure?
*** Good, I hope it includes being depressed because you end up broke and giving headjobs to hobos just for something warm in your guts.
**** So Dans creature covering up for Dans council after shutting down a business competing with Dans council using the crushing power of the department.
*****A conspiracy of one?

Anchor What
Anchor What
January 22, 2022 11:28 am

A world-renowned Sydney Symphony Orchestra performer is set to stand trial over the alleged rape of a woman.
Classical music is going swimmingly.

lotocoti
lotocoti
January 22, 2022 11:29 am

Did yours include a crank handle?

Not that I remember. There was a hydraulic pump hanging off the front, tho’.
We hand a series 1 Landy which did.
Couldn’t crank start that, but could use reverse to wind it uphill enough to roll start.

Frank
Frank
January 22, 2022 11:30 am

Bons says:
January 22, 2022 at 9:27 am
I lived adjacent to Redfern. It was always good sport.

Twenty year stretch in Darlington, Chippendale, Redfern and Surrey Hills. Lots of stories and none of them good ones.

Megan
Megan
January 22, 2022 11:30 am

Gov. @GavinNewsom at the site of L.A. train theft:
“What the Hell is going on? We look like a third-world country”

And if you want to find out who is responsible for the abomination that is CA, you need to take a long, hard look in the mirror.
Absolute ignorant lefty liar.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 22, 2022 11:33 am

Are there any protests taking place today anywhere and in particular Brisbane. Regarding mandates etc not climate change !

I think major one in DC and know there is one in NZ.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 11:33 am

Daughter of an extended uncle died under the wheels of a 5 tonne Bedford, fell off the tray at v low speed just trundling along between jobs.

I think ever county kid has had the “smothered/trampled by a mob of sheep” experience?
The one where you eventually pop up and find dad laughing at your discomfort?

I was nearly a farm fatality. On the back of the truck when dad moved forwards and I dropped off the back onto my head.
Fluid leaking from both ears etc. The doc said iut was likely a skull fracture but there was no treatment other than “stay in hospital to see if he dies” at that stage
Years later an unrelated x-ray showed bilateral fractures over both sides of my head, about 1/4 circumference.
Might be the reason Im 1/2 deaf.

Bons
Bons
January 22, 2022 11:33 am

PTOs, chaffcutter, paddock augers etc would turn our normaly mild mannered Dad into a terrifying lunatic if my sister and I were anywhere near them.
We had to content ourselves with safe things like the viscious bastard mare, the rubbish filled creek, and the occasional wierdo farm hand.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 22, 2022 11:34 am

Death by misadventure in industry makes headlines and criminal charges, not so much if it’s in the health system.
Pay your insurance and carry on.

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 11:35 am

Sure the line between safety and creating a risk adverse society are debatable but it should never have been left up to control freaks using empathy as a disguise.

A laps of common sense that lead to tragedy can be turned into something positive for others to be more vigilant. What we have now is not just a risk adverse it the unwillingness to point out that they did something dumb.

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 11:36 am

The suburban Melbourne council at the centre of a controversial closure of a family-run catering business has labelled claims it was shut down without basis “a nasty, hurtful conspiracy theory”.

A Victorian parliamentary inquiry didn’t think so.

It found the business in question was not treated fairly and council had a conflict of interest.

Beertruk
Beertruk
January 22, 2022 11:36 am

Boambee John:
January 22, 2022 at 11:22 amIndeed, we never thought of such issues at the time, but in retrospect … shudder!

Yes. One of my nephews lost part of of his finger when his uncle was loading a trailer on their farm with a forklift. It horrified me the way they drove it around.
My Old Man worked on a farm as a farmhand and I regularly sat on the mudguard of the tractor when he was out in the paddock ploughing, scarifying and seeding.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 22, 2022 11:37 am

Are there any protests taking place today anywhere and in particular Brisbane. Regarding mandates etc not climate change !

Bourne – Jo Nova:

Resist: Join the WorldWide Freedom Rally Protests this Saturday/ Sunday (21 Jan)

Graphic says Musgrave Park at 2:00pm today.

Bons
Bons
January 22, 2022 11:38 am

Jisus Frank! Please write the book. 20 years in the sewer is historic stuff.

Cassie of Sydney
January 22, 2022 11:38 am

“A world-renowned Sydney Symphony Orchestra performer is set to stand trial over the alleged rape of a woman.”

I’ve known about this case for a while….a friend told me. His life has already been destroyed. It’s similar to the Brittany Higgins case….he said/she said.

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 11:39 am

Might be the reason Im 1/2 deaf.

The big creepy eye’s make up for it.

twostix
twostix
January 22, 2022 11:43 am

The Hotel Danieli, which overlooks Venice’s Grand Canal, denied entry to the 68-year-old Hollywood star and he was reportedly forced to stay at a nearby private residence.

According to the most recent decrees from the Italian government, which change on a daily basis, only those who show proof of full vaccination or recovery from the coronavirus can access public spaces like hotels, restaurants, bars and theaters, as well as public transport.

Until recently, one could obtain the coveted “Green Pass” by showing a negative coronavirus test, but in an effort to pressure all citizens into getting vaccinated, that option has been eliminated.

As of January 10, a new “Super Green Pass” is also required on all forms of public transportation — local, regional and national — which includes planes, trains, ships, buses, trams, and subways.

In a curious irony, possession of the Super Green Pass is no longer sufficient for travel within Europe, which now often requires a negative coronavirus test.

Commuters also must now wear N95 masks instead of normal surgical masks, and Italian media report that 1,000 police officers will be deployed in Rome to enforce the new regulations.

This is all lies, according to our intrepid foreign correspondent notafan. Fresh from her last assignment reporting of the bumper grain harvest in the Ukraine she assures us that Italy is a bastion of freedom and nothing at all like “hysterical” “conspiracy theorists” were predicting with 100% accuracy in 2020.

miltonf
miltonf
January 22, 2022 11:44 am

The suburban Melbourne council at the centre of a controversial closure of a family-run catering business has labelled claims it was shut down without basis “a nasty, hurtful conspiracy theory”.

More cry-bully shit. Fuck off ABC

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 22, 2022 11:45 am

Modern safety rules.
Machine has guards clearly labelled and worker trained never to remove the guard unless the machine is off.
Worker removes guard and injured themselves. Work Safety authority prosecutes the boss for not ensuring the worker didn’t do what they were expressly told not to do.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 11:48 am

Bespoke.

Any day now the Japanese will find out about my natural anime look’s and Ill make a motza.
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BESM!!*

*Yes thats a safe search term…

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 11:51 am

mole

It’s not my first time I’ve not read a link here.

You cruel SOBs.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 22, 2022 11:52 am
calli
calli
January 22, 2022 11:55 am

Looks like my Toast Rack Swing of Death was a nothingburger compared to a farm childhood. And the monkey bars set into a concrete slab.

Never had much to do with horses, except the one being trained down in the vast tract urban bushland near the park. It was vicious, as was its owner. Gave it a wide berth on the way to the tadpole creek and blackberry patch. Covered in lantana too, and full of snakes.

This was in Willoughby, and you could see the top of the harbour bridge from the street corner. Now children who live there are made to wear helmets to ride their scooters, with parents looking on anxiously. Back then we had legs like old bananas – covered in bruises and mercurochrome and mum wasn’t interested in seeing us until tea time, or dark – whichever came first.

twostix
twostix
January 22, 2022 11:57 am

January 2021 prediction “…certain boomers who got us into this mess to start with, will leave us rotting – banned from life and locked away from society (aka them) as they go on their fourth European Grand Tour flashing vaccine ‘passports’ and injecting mRNA doses like a heroin addict in order to ward off the threat of a sore throat – and the fear of meeting the maker of time for Just.One.More.Day. And they’ll mock and sneer at those of us who stand by our principles – that we and our children have a right to live freely as they did, unmasked, untracked, not drugged, not threatened daily, and free to pursue our own lives- as selfish and nasty and ridiculous and hysterical…”.

January 2022 Fact Check: 100% TRUE.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 12:01 pm

Dot.

My links are guaranteed quality.
“What quality ” you may ask.
“Pure Quality” I will reply.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 22, 2022 12:02 pm

Germany recording record shattering positive cases.
The Sixth Army had a better chance in Stalingrad than the lockdown mad Hermans against Omicron.

Kneel
Kneel
January 22, 2022 12:03 pm

“What we have now is not just a risk adverse it the unwillingness to point out that they did something dumb.”

Plenty of head-scratcher signs abound.

“Caution: opening door” – I thought a non-opening door was traditionally called a wall, but anyway…

“How to wash your hands with soap and water”.

And since colds became life threatening… telling you to sneeze into a tissue and throw it away afterwards.

All in places where minors are prohibited, so directed at “adults”.
FMD.

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 12:03 pm
Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 12:05 pm

I see you mole, I acknowledge you mole, I connect with you mole.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 22, 2022 12:05 pm

Farmer Gezsays:
January 22, 2022 at 11:34 am
Death by misadventure in industry makes headlines and criminal charges, not so much if it’s in the health system.

Physician heal thyself before joining government propaganda campaigns about road safety, smoking, alcohol, sugar, fatty/takeaway foods?

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 12:06 pm

Plenty of head-scratcher signs abound.

My favourite is “wide load” signs on field bins, unambiguously a wide load, yet a sign is required.

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
January 22, 2022 12:10 pm

Ya want a SAD farm story?…..as a 16 y/o I brought a Ford Mainline ute for $25 dollars at a clearing sale. Now, back in those days I was earning $20 a week and my keep so $25 was huge money. I prime that sidevalve V8 with fresh fuel and borrowed a battery from the cocky. I drove it home via the firebreak along the rail line, 20 miles I guess . The sad part is,….it was a wreck within 2 years and today that ute would be worth 20k to 30k.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 12:12 pm

Rabz,
You really are a grumpy bum, aren’t you?

twostix
twostix
January 22, 2022 12:13 pm

NSW’s strange looking witch CHO Kerry Chant happily explains that Covid ‘deaths’ are anything they they say they are – including heart attacks:

The state’s chief health officer Kerry Chant told NCA NewsWire in an exclusive interview that while some infected patients are there for other reasons, the fact that they have Covid-19 risks complicating their recovery.

“Even the clinicians struggle – for example, if someone has a heart attack, did Covid precipitate it or put a stress on the system?” Dr Chant said.

“It’s actually quite complicated.”

It goes without saying that people were seeing this exact thing, and calling it out immediately – to incredible amounts of abuse, even in places like this, way back in 2020, based on simply looking at the official numbers.

Now, similar to how they openly admit that the ‘hospitalisation’ numbers are cooked up bullshit, they officially are going to talk about how the deaths were cooked up bullshit.

It’s not a good thing, by the way. It means they are so comfortable with their position, they feel the mob is so utterly demoralized and brainwashed that they can now tell the open truth knowing the mob can mentally do nothing with the information without a total mental collapse.

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 12:15 pm
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 12:15 pm

I see you mole, I acknowledge you mole, I connect with you mole.

Buy me a drink first.

Im cheap, but not that cheap.

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 12:15 pm

Melbourne Freedom Protest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPwUtsIsQ3Q

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 12:15 pm

Sign seen heading south on the New England Hwy reminds drivers that:

“In Australia drive on the left hand side of the road.”

twostix
twostix
January 22, 2022 12:17 pm

Behavioural scientists have been advising governments since 2020 on this stuff. They know what they’re doing.

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 12:18 pm

Ya want a SAD farm story?…..as a 16 y/o I brought a Ford Mainline ute for $25 dollars at a clearing sale

Dude! My uncle had a Ford Mainline Ute. When I did work for him he would let me drive it home. We did a restoration on it. I loved that Ute, the way it looked, the way it sounded.

lotocoti
lotocoti
January 22, 2022 12:21 pm

unless the machine is off.

The Old Man would do some timber-getting in his school holidays.
The mill was run off a tractor PTO.
Apparently real men shut it off shorting the spark plugs with their fingers.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 12:21 pm

Mainlines were cool.
One of our lady shearers had one, a beast of a thing.
From memory they have the lobotomy dashboard?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 22, 2022 12:21 pm

1981 Datsun 1200 Manual $65,000.

But does it come with currawongs?

(That’s not me btw, never driven a Datsun.)

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 12:23 pm

I dropped off the back onto my head.

I fell on my head from horses a few times.
My IQ would be much higher without the horses.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 22, 2022 12:23 pm

What we have now is not just a risk adverse it the unwillingness to point out that they did something dumb.
Very prevalent in aviation. “He was a good pilot” when some effwit dies because of a “hold my beer and watch this ” moment.

Kneel
Kneel
January 22, 2022 12:24 pm

“And the monkey bars set into a concrete slab.”

Having sand to fall onto is now a no-no – must be bark chips, as they are “softer” to land on. Never mind the 1,000 cuts and minor scrapes that this creates vs sand, if it stops one bruise or broken bone, it’s worth it!

This follows naturally from making sure that people who go to an establishment to drink alcohol should be refused service if they are drunk – even when that is the very reason they went there, to get drunk.

This is the sort of rubbish we get when we have managed to solve the real problems we all face – they move on to more and more trivial, control-freak crap, the vast majority of which we all know is ridiculous, but the next generation sees it as normal and demand more and more. And here we are…

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
January 22, 2022 12:25 pm

The sad part is,….it was a wreck within 2 years and today that ute would be worth 20k to 30k.

1981 Datsun 1200 Manual $65,000.

It’s amazing how much classic cars have gone up in price.

I’m in the final stages of restoring a VJ Valiant Charger I bought nearly 11 years ago now as a second year apprentice.
I knew then that they were only going to be going up in price.

Maybe one day we will see a return to production cars with style.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 22, 2022 12:27 pm

Sign seen on many roads “Hump”.

Mrs. Rambler doesn’t buy it.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 22, 2022 12:27 pm

certain boomers

Excellent!

Struth-sock is back to his usual fare od I hate old people and the Communist-Fascist-Globalist-Nasti-Pooftah-Pansies are all out to get me.

Eminently scrollable, and now with 110% less wrongology… 🙂

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 22, 2022 12:27 pm

Ford Mainline ute?

Gliding club I belonged to more than 50 years ago had one for launching gliders. I got to drive it lots. Also lots at the other end of the wire.
Used to take to rubbish to the tip until one Saturday morning mate and I drove it down the main street of little one horse town only to be confronted by the local shire traffic inspector whose eyes were bulging. I mean we only had the bonnet off because we were having some overheating problems. They weren’t. They were eventually traced to a pickled earwig in the fuel tank.

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
January 22, 2022 12:28 pm

I get out and about in country West. Aust. and before xmas I look and see a yellow tractor in the corner of a paddock. ‘Whats that I ask ‘ ? the cocky. It a minneapolis moline fitted with a v8 Gm. I have the original V8 motor sitting in the shed along side a chamberlain super 90. WTF?….ya know what there worth? nahhh he says. Is it much? LOL.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 22, 2022 12:30 pm

Sign seen on many roads “Hump”.

Mrs. Rambler doesn’t buy it.

Seeing the condition of many country roads out there, I’d agree with her.

You don’t want to miss and end up in a pothole…

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 12:30 pm

I mean we only had the bonnet off because we were having some overheating problems.

Ill see that and raise you a hideous station ute which had an open topped 44 gallon drum on the back filled with water as its “radiator”.

All plumbed back to the water pump.

And it worked.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 22, 2022 12:34 pm

Australian Greens target the rich and Pauline Hanson

Jess Malcolm
Reporter
6:54PM January 21, 2022
11 Comments

The Greens will outline their plan to “tax billionaires” and “kick out” Pauline Hanson when their official election campaign starts this weekend with a three-day election blitz of Brisbane.

Greens leader Adam Bandt will join candidates and campaigners as they target the key marginally held seats of Griffith and Ryan, which need respective primary swings of 3.5 per cent and 5 per cent to fall.

The battle for seats in Queensland is shaping up to be fierce, with Anthony Albanese finishing up a 10-day tour of the sunshine state last week where he focused on regional north and central parts of the state.

Mr Bandt will pitch the Greens as the party that can hold the balance of power with Labor, arguing a minority government could be a likely outcome when voters head to the polls.

The left-wing party’s pitch to voters will be centred on taxing the wealthy, building affordable housing and going “further and faster” on climate.

The Brisbane seat of Griffith is shaping up to be a big priority for the Greens, who hope it will prove to be their first lower house seat in Queensland. Held by Labor frontbencher Terri Butler, the Greens have selected political strategist Max Chandler-Mather as their candidate.

The Greens believe Griffith, held by Kevin Rudd from 1996 to 2013, is winnable after securing a 6.7 per cent swing in 2019.

In the Senate, the party has launched an attack to “kick out” Pauline Hansen and install teacher and unionist Penny Allman-Payne.

Ms Allman-Payne said the Greens were in a good position to end the “stranglehold” of Ms Hanson’s One Nation.

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