Open Thread – Weekend 22 Jan 2022


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

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Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 22, 2022 5:34 pm

Just over 2 hours is enough.
Last speaker I heard was a lawyer who was talking about ex cops from UK, NZ and Oz to investigate Government corruption.

He mentioned ex UK cop called Mark Sexton and a drug called Basilium (?) which has been given to many elderly without consent in Canada, UK, NZ and Oz. Ends their life. (I thought that was what the morphine was for).

Discussing with Judicial Watch from USA a similar organisation for Oz to investigate Government corruption. Ex police to investigate leading to private prosecution.

Mentioned Qld Police and applications for medical exemption. All declined. However he claimed Chief Commissioner then gave blanket exemption to senior command. Not sure if it was Palmer who previously claimed Chief was not vaxxed which was immediately disproved by her a few months back.

After walking around my guess no more than 6,000. Quite a mixture but as Davey said hardly any Asians. I think a lot were very pro Aboriginal cause. From my view too much talk by them and Aboriginal organiser I am guessing has protests regularly at the park and would be making a profit via food and drink and T shirts and donations. He would have obvious expenses but I think profitable.

The two medical speakers were the best but could have done with somebody from hospitality to speak out against mandates. A nurse or cop who had quit would have been effective.

No Palmer party people. Reignite Oz there and also saw a Rebel News team.

Did not join march.

Kneel
Kneel
January 22, 2022 5:35 pm

“Turbos are nothing but trouble with carbys from what I’ve heard…

Also, I think for a weekend driver, 300+HP is more than enough ?”

Nah, turbos with carbies are fine – sure, EFI is easier to tune, but that’s true without the turbos too. Find someone who knows carbies and you’ll be fine. Or use a blower instead…

300HP is my daily driver! Does that mean my weekend driver should be 600HP or 900HP? 🙂
Or just say “screw it” and go for 1200?
No joke, a Gen3 Chev V8 can get there with stock internals with a couple of turbos… well, the 6.0 ones anyway. 5.7s have not-so-good rods, so only about 800Hp for them. But crank and other internals are fine. 6.0 heads are better too – 5.7 heads need the “racing” heads (“cathedral port”) to get 7500rpm on stock cam, but 6.0 and up don’t. Alloy heads and knock sensors mean you can run 12PSI boost on these on pump fuel too. And available in 7.4’s if you really want to max the power out…

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 5:36 pm

Not an insignificant boost for the home education movement if they can get even just another 5%.

What “Home Edudcation Movement”?
And how do numbers matter anyway?
The product is either okay or it’s garbage, whether 1 faimly uses it or 2 million use it, can’t make a bit of difference.
And by the way, your calling me a Contrarian is a cheap shot.
If you ever said anything straightforward, rather than gobbledegook, I wouldn’t have to correct you so often.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 5:37 pm

Teachers tend to be pretty well informed

Teachers are herd creatures in general. Wee timorous scar’t little things.

If teachers decide a model of vehicle is the “best” all the rest will rush out and get the same make/model if they can.

Also the second worst for pranging after clergy (who apparently really brought into the whole “god is my copilot” thing)

Also no-one show this to the BBC woketards.
They will shit kitten kongs.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6u0rfj

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 22, 2022 5:38 pm

one would ask again, why is this so?

The Chinese community certainly wouldn’t turn out. Too many lurking facial recognition widgets. The CCP is the zero covid holdout, and any OS Chinese person will be very aware of that.

Beijing Confirms More COVID Cases As Chinese Port Congestion Expected To Worsen (21 Jan)

According to Bloomberg, China’s NHC reported 12 COVID infections Friday, bringing the total confirmed in the capital city to two dozen since last Saturday. Authorities once again blamed the outbreak on imported frozen food and other imported products, lest anybody question the efficacy of the CCP’s “warlike” approach to suppressing the virus.

Maybe you should stop importing frozen tiger penises Chinese party people? Never know what you’ll catch from tiger penis soup these days.

areff
areff
January 22, 2022 5:40 pm

Just claimed nearly 30,000 teachers don’t want to go back to school

They might as well stay home and not teach as turn up for classes and not teach

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 22, 2022 5:41 pm

To be fair, Dr I added the last line.

I assumed you had.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 22, 2022 5:44 pm

Plasma, bought some webers through the business from BorgWarner in the 90’s for mates son. 265 4speed Centura. Ordered them as a part number according to the modifications, just over $900.00 for the lot. That included manifolds. I also had an E48 for a while. Should have kept all of them but lack of space and changing interests.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 22, 2022 5:45 pm

Any mathematicians here.

Aaron extract has info about Qld CHO saying
“It’s a very large number – it’s almost certainly greater than a million”.

This is since 17 Dec.

2020 Qld deaths were I think about 32,000. Divide by 365. My rough calculation was normally about 85 deaths per day. Population of Qld ? Worst death day so far 14 and well less than 100 deaths since 15 Dec.

Perhaps somebody can get exact stats and see if my thinking is right. That is a big nothing burger not affecting stats at all. Instead of 1 million use 800,000 as a reference.

Even if deaths continue my belief is they are just moving to the Covid column from the cancer, old age, diabetes etc columns.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 22, 2022 5:46 pm

Miss A, you’re not lying on the internet about being a Miss.

areff
areff
January 22, 2022 5:46 pm

Teachers are herd creatures in general.

Teachers are teachers because, for the most part, they’re too stupid even to get into social work, which demands four years tertiary ed to master filling out welfare forms for layabouts.

Mind you, they’re parallel occupations: The more social workers, the more problems demanding even more social workers.

The more teachers, the further academic performance shrinks, leading to demands for even more teachers.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 5:47 pm

Series 4 of Ozark is tired.
The previous series had some great stuff but ebbed & flowed through some lazy writing.
I’m now just watching as my expectations are for the family to be killed off in some shocking turn of events*.

*shocking to an American libtard audience.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 22, 2022 5:48 pm

Bourne nobody dies these days unless from the coof. Ok.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 5:52 pm

Laura Linney’s character is a strong, confident woman but she’s the one that causes the biggest fuckups for the family.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 5:54 pm

They might as well stay home and not teach as turn up for classes and not teach

They could teach thru The School Of Distance Education [in Qld], the only problem being households where no responsible person is home during the day.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 22, 2022 5:54 pm

Dr. Gerrard evidently finds counting difficult and assumes that it’s even harder for the rest of his audience.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 5:59 pm

Dr Gerrard is like Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde.
You don’t know which one is going to show up.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 5:59 pm

Even if deaths continue my belief is they are just moving to the Covid column from the cancer, old age, diabetes etc columns.

That appeared to be happening up until a few months ago, but it’s unnecessary now.
Vaccinated people are now dying and guess what?
The symptoms are horrific, blood clots throughout the chest organs, incurable.

Leon L.
Leon L.
January 22, 2022 6:00 pm

Bourne1879

He mentioned ex UK cop called Mark Sexton and a drug called Basilium (?)

It is midazolam that was given.

Delta A
Delta A
January 22, 2022 6:01 pm

Teachers are herd creatures in general. Wee timorous scar’t little things.

Don’t forget, most teachers have been in the schoolyard since they were five. They know no other way of life and their language and behavious reflects that.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 22, 2022 6:04 pm

Teachers are herd creatures in general. Wee timorous scar’t little things.

Who was it who said “Those that can, do. Those who can’t, teach?”

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 22, 2022 6:07 pm

No joke, a Gen3 Chev V8 can get there with stock internals with a couple of turbos… well, the 6.0 ones anyway. 5.7s have not-so-good rods, so only about 800Hp for them. But crank and other internals are fine. 6.0 heads are better too – 5.7 heads need the “racing” heads (“cathedral port”) to get 7500rpm on stock cam, but 6.0 and up don’t. Alloy heads and knock sensors mean you can run 12PSI boost on these on pump fuel too. And available in 7.4’s if you really want to max the power out…

Scene ASIO/ASIS: “Those garage nazis at newcatallaxy have changed their code again!”

miltonf
miltonf
January 22, 2022 6:08 pm

Unfortunately teaching is what you go into when all else fails.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 22, 2022 6:09 pm

The “West Australian” cites “more then 5,000 people” at the anti vax protest in Perth, today.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 6:10 pm

Most teachers had a terrific time at School, a terrific time at Teacher Training College, and they either had a fulfilling career as a teacher or they went into some other line of work, such as Sales, and were successful in part due to the skills they learned at Training College.
The attraction is 6 hour days/40 weeks/year/15% Super/wear a suit to work.
Some cynicism is essential, it’s not a job for idealists.

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 6:10 pm

Alright you reprobates, how do I fix a P0234 overboost code on a TDI VW Jetta?

Clean PCR?
Clean turbo vanes?
Clean DPF?
Install new fuel filter?

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 22, 2022 6:11 pm

UK Medicine Regulator confirms the Covid Vaccines have caused 5 times more deaths in 12 months than every other vaccine combined has caused in 21 years

The ratbags, nutcases, “fringe” doctors and conspiracy theorists have been saying this for some time. Nice to get confirmation.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 22, 2022 6:12 pm

Having something different according to your taste is more my style now. I’d like an old 34 Dodge pickup and early 50’s 331 hemi. Not a great deal of power but enough to blow the cobwebs out.

Keith Forwheels
Keith Forwheels
January 22, 2022 6:16 pm

Bourne1879, thanks for the upates.

I’ve been to the last 3 in Brisbane, including todays, but left after an hour and a half or so.

They have been getting progressively more focussed on “traditional owners” & “racial genocide”, etc. Today was the longest preamble of all. Quality of the speakers is dropping also.

But crowd sizes seem to be holding up – clearly plenty of people looking for an outlet to express their disgust with vaccine mandates and the general state of the current political situation. Looked to me to be more QPS on site today than the last 2 times also. By quite a large amount.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 22, 2022 6:18 pm

Never warmed to Laura Linney until Mystic River. Sean Penn’s best movie.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 6:18 pm

UK Medicine Regulator confirms the Covid Vaccines have caused 5 times more deaths in 12 months than every other vaccine combined has caused in 21 years

We’ve been told that side effects of all the other Vaccines are extremely rare, first I’ve heard about deaths.
If they’re now admitting to 2 deaths from the DoublePlusGood Vaccines, that means only 10 have died from the CovenVax.
The figure that’s needed is the total Vax Deaths over the 21 years.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 6:22 pm

dover at 6:03pm.

This is what’s infuriating.
The data is deliberately being corrupted.
It gives cover for the Cathedral to have columns & reports written.
Then dullards read those columns & reports and say “Yes that sounds right” with zero further scrutiny.

Delta A
Delta A
January 22, 2022 6:23 pm

The attraction is 6 hour days/40 weeks/

While I’m happy to point out the failings of teachers – especially today’s crop – I can’t allow outright lies.

Most teachers start at work shortly after 8.00 am and, depending on their commitments, ie, staff meetings, training, sport coaching and tutorials, they finish at 4.30 to 5.oo pm. Then there’s the day’s papers to mark and grade.

Yes, on paper, they have a swag of holidays, but with T&D obligations and the above extracurricular activities, they come out with, on average, six weeks a year leave… which is quite generous, and a perk which shall never be wrested from their chalk-dusted fingers.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 6:24 pm

Never warmed to Laura Linney until Mystic River. Sean Penn’s best movie.

Mystic River was cliches upon cliches.

Indolent
Indolent
January 22, 2022 6:26 pm
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 6:27 pm

What “Home Edudcation Movement”?

Apparently 25,000 kids and recording double digit growth in all but one (possibly 2) state and territory in Australia.
In one case over 100% increase in one year.
https://myhomeschool.com/au/homeschooling/australia/

Your small smooth brain has let you down again…

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 6:29 pm

Yes, on paper, they have a swag of holidays, but with T&D obligations and the above extracurricular activities, they come out with, on average, six weeks a year leave… which is quite generous, and a perk which shall never be wrested from their chalk-dusted fingers.

It’s all about time management, processing paperwork promptly and keeping onside with the Teachers Union.
T&D Obligations?
Gimme a break.
Chalk dusted fingers?
Chalk went out the window 45 years ago.

Rabz
January 22, 2022 6:30 pm

I can see paradise by the dashboard light

Original female vocals by the mighty Ellen Foley, not the woman in the film clip.

(At the risk of sounding like a grump, again) …

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 6:32 pm

Rabz, maybe someone called you a c word because of your music selection ?

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 6:32 pm

In one case over 100% increase in one year.

A Covid year, by any chance?
From a small base, by any chance?
Back to the kiddies pool, budgie.

Rabz
January 22, 2022 6:32 pm

Yeah, very funny, Bern.

miltonf
miltonf
January 22, 2022 6:32 pm

I have it on good authority that some teachers still use chalk at Melbourne Uni

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 6:34 pm

The health minister, in consultation with the chief minister, would be able to regulate business activity and impose restrictions on gathering numbers, household visitors and density limits in hospitality and retail venues.

Ummm

This has no proportionality. It could be challenged on judicial review grounds as soon as it can be established as fact that the pandemic is over. The law would have no scope to operate. You could even try for a writ against the GG for their dual position as Administrator of the ACT.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
January 22, 2022 6:34 pm

Most teachers start at work shortly after 8.00 am and, depending on their commitments, ie, staff meetings, training, sport coaching and tutorials, they finish at 4.30 to 5.oo pm. Then there’s the day’s papers to mark and grade.

Cry me a river.

Most Senior PM’s start at 6 or 7am and depending on their commitments, ie, build schedules, overseeing works on site, Build QA, claims, variations, disputes, union interference, meetings, client discussions and general horeshit with subbies they finish around 6 0r 7pm, then there are the directors meetings, meetings with legal, going over build programs with the CA. so it can be a finish to a day around 9pm.

Given the poor product teachers generally produce they are overpaid.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 6:37 pm

Of course Ozark injects a corrupt GOP senator.
And voting machines.
Gaslighting at a Biden level.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 6:39 pm

Hadda google Ellen Foley.
Pretty androgynous.
Not a musician, so i’m not knocking technical skills, but MeatLoaf’s music was pretty horrible, why would anyone pay to listen to that?

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 6:40 pm

Then there’s the day’s papers to mark and grade.

Papers to mark & grade every day?
What a load of crap.

calli
calli
January 22, 2022 6:41 pm

I loved Linney’s portrayal of Abigail Adams, opposite Paul Giamatti in the lead role as John Adams.

That was a great series.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 6:41 pm

More children have been homeschooled than people who have died from the china Lung aids.

There is also a significant difference between being taught in online classes and parents choosing to homeschool.
A fair proportion of the increase will be from parents looking at the shit their kids are being taught and deciding they dont mind if their child misses out on penis tucking class and black armband history.

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 6:42 pm

I’d argue that laws like empowering Andrews declaring pandemics on his own are a violation of the Marbury v Madison principles.

He would be ruling on fact and is not an expert. The idea that this isn’t justiciable is laughable.

Parliament or the executive cannot make judgements. Nor is that allowed any per Ch III courts.

Bar Beach Swimmer
January 22, 2022 6:43 pm

Fascists can kiss arses

+1 for that T-shirt, Miss A.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 6:44 pm

Given the poor product teachers generally produce they are overpaid.

But what’s the product they’re paid to produce?
If you were tasked with building a 10 storey shithouse on an old tip, would it be fair to criticise you for not producing the Taj Mahal?

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 6:44 pm

One of my favourite shows ever was Justified.
Dunno how they got such a fantastic ensemble to play hillbillies in Kentucky for years.

Bar Beach Swimmer
January 22, 2022 6:46 pm

We went to the Newcastle march today, about 4-5k there

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 6:47 pm

Hadda google Ellen Foley.
Pretty androgynous.

Someone want to tell skin suit boy androgynous is not the same as anhydrous?

So hard to get anhydrous skin to tan well.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-D6WOU-xG5EU/UnENiaXSQ3I/AAAAAAAABIo/Sh4ZK4g6L4Y/s1600/ellenfoley.jpg

Twostix
Twostix
January 22, 2022 6:50 pm

Ed you’re my favorite contrarian here and all I do is be pleasant to you and all you do is attack me. It’s very unsettling!

The home education movement, is a descriptive name of a diverse group of parents who have found a different way educating their children.

Like any breakaway group they always love more people to join them, their many Facebook groups are most welcoming and many, many curious, fed up and suspicious parents are joining lately to see what’s what.

Groups like RDA and the peoples revolution are seeing this and directly catering to the situation.

Hence the cross over into the protest today mentioned above.

Do you understand my words?

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 6:51 pm

There is also a significant difference between being taught in online classes and parents choosing to homeschool.

It’s the same thing.
The material is posted Online, the parent needs to play some part, but not necessarily asw a pedagogue expounding from the lectyern.

A fair proportion of the increase will be from parents looking at the shit their kids are being taught and deciding they dont mind if their child misses out on penis tucking class and black armband history.

That’s your fantasy.
Most parents choose convenience.
If sending the pupil to School becomes too inconvenient and there’s a likelihood of their having to repeat a year, then they may HomeSchool thru the Department’s curriculum.

Old bloke
Old bloke
January 22, 2022 6:54 pm

Thefrollickingmole says:
January 22, 2022 at 4:44 pm

All future comments must run by the same standard.

WWJMD

What would judge Mordy do?

I’m going to sue you for saying something defamatory. You may not spot the defamatory comment in the text, but it’s there if you can read between the lines like His Honour can.

$2 Million cash settlement will stop proceedings.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 6:58 pm

The home education movement, is a descriptive name of a diverse group of parents who have found a different way educating their children.

Sure.
Unless the pupil is absolutely brilliant, in which case attending any school is a waste of their time, the pupil has to progress thru the Official System to get any Credit for the years put in.
You’re a useful idiot with the usual snide attitude.
I’ll bet you’re a Shill for Phonics as well.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 22, 2022 6:58 pm

It’s the same thing.

Wrong

That’s your fantasy.

So the double digits increase is because of the convenience of covid (to use your muddle headed reasons so far) as well as being more convenient to homeschool. And they may repeat a year, despite it being the same.

You honestly are a defective Turing test machine, just babbling whatever shit slides across your excessively smooth cerebellum.

Frank
Frank
January 22, 2022 7:00 pm

The downside of being a teacher is having to put up with their children and then have them come in and castigate you for not turning the little monsters into functional units. Still, a fifty-fifty literacy rate is pretty damning.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 7:01 pm

The home education movement, is a descriptive name of a diverse group of parents

Diverse, Descriptive, Movement?
Hmmmm?
Sounds AstroTurfey to me.

Twostix
Twostix
January 22, 2022 7:07 pm

Ed you’re coming dangerously close to making me think you literally have no idea what you are on about re homeschooling in Australia.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 22, 2022 7:09 pm

Irish jokes are out, Australian jokes are in.

13h ago 05:31
Ireland to lift almost all Covid restrictions from 6am on Saturday

Ireland’s premier Micheál Martin has confirmed that almost all Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted from 6am on Saturday. The only rules which will remain in place will be face masks, self isolating after testing positive for the virus and Covid passes for international travel.

Confirming the news, he said “we have weathered the Omicron storm” but accepted the lifting of measures will likely cause a rise in infections in the short term but added that he was confident impact will be limited.

Who’s more stupid?
An Irishman stumbling out of a pub blind drunk at three in the morning or an Australian lining up at a Covid testing site all day and totally sober.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 22, 2022 7:12 pm

A recap of Ed’s life philosophy:

‘I tell a lotta lies, pal.’

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 22, 2022 7:16 pm

Catching up.

The more kids on farms, the more work can (or used to be) distributed.

The saying, a couple of generations before mine, on the farms and apropos of kids was a minimum of four was required. ‘One for Mum, one for Dad, one for the King and one for accidents.’

There used to be hay rides at the Show and at tractor pulls and so on. As young kids we’d pile into a 7 x 5 or 8 x 6 trailer full of hay bales, pulled along by some old cocky in his tractor. Bumps, bruises, sometimes you fell out.

Looking back, no wonder they were canned.

Roger
Roger
January 22, 2022 7:18 pm

An Irishman stumbling out of a pub blind drunk at three in the morning or an Australian lining up at a Covid testing site all day and totally sober.

An Australian signing in with a QR code when the authorities have ceased contact tracing.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
January 22, 2022 7:20 pm

Gans yesterday on just how snarky and dishonest the dreadful Nick McKenzie of the Silly Moaning Hemorrhoid is being on the latest turn in the Roberts-Smith litigation:

‘(N McK is being a bit tricky with that ‘suspicious’ quote. Bromwich isn’t saying that BRS’s allegations were suss (ie dishonest) but rather that his case relied on suss (ie overly negative) readings of text messages that have alternative, less or non-negative, readings.)’

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
January 22, 2022 7:22 pm

Alloy heads and knock sensors mean you can run 12PSI boost on these on pump fuel too.

Alloy (aluminium) heads allowing higher boost / compression comes from the fact that ally heads transfer heat at a higher rate than cast iron heads.

However, it’s the gas expansion from the heat that makes the power, so the greater conduction & dissipation of the combustion chamber heat from the ally heads causes a decrease in power – which is then remedied by making the compression ratio (or boost) higher.

My preference is to use the iron heads for durability and economy (much cheaper).
If you’re serious about boost, run the engine on E85

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly
January 22, 2022 7:34 pm

@ Davey Boy
Your assessment is reasonable. See my post above. I think that there was a fair representation from east Asians including one guy carrying the Korean flag. The organisers showed their hand at the rally. The speeches were a disgrace and people were leaving once the MC started his opening expletive laden address. Purportedly serious political parties such as UAP and LDP would do well to have a good long think before getting involved with this sort of rag tag outfit again. The encouragement of people to display the national flags of their respective ethnic origins was not a good look either. It is quite understandable that Polair would have had a presence given the necessity to monitor the road closure arrangements and reconfigure traffic lights.

C.L.
C.L.
January 22, 2022 7:36 pm

The only rules which will remain in place will be face masks, self isolating after testing positive for the virus and Covid passes for international travel.

Don’t buy the”only”.

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly
January 22, 2022 7:40 pm

@Farmer Gez
But … but. All restrictions were lifted in NSW as of Dec 15 last year. Mmm … weren’t they?

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 22, 2022 7:44 pm

areff

Mind you, they’re parallel occupations: The more social workers, the more problems demanding even more social workers.

The more teachers, the further academic performance shrinks, leading to demands for even more teachers.

C Northcote Parkinson smiles.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 22, 2022 7:50 pm

January 22, 2022 at 7:40 pm
@Farmer Gez
But … but. All restrictions were lifted in NSW as of Dec 15 last year. Mmm … weren’t they?

To be sure they were Paddy Kelly but only for those folk who’ve caught a leprechaun and made him grant them three wishes.

bespoke
bespoke
January 22, 2022 7:51 pm

Franksays:
January 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm
The downside of being a teacher is having to put up with their children and then have them come in and castigate you for not turning the little monsters into functional units. Still, a fifty-fifty literacy rate is pretty damning.

Sure but I would be more sympathetic if there was more opposition to the increasingly bloated curriculum that creates the extra work load and exploitation of kids for politics. I bet there is more class disruption due to activist teachers and student then being done by jerk kids.

It’s an honourable profession with many that do what they can. But don’t have the numbers to change things.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 22, 2022 7:57 pm

Keith,
A bit too much of the Aborignal stuff for me when the important stuff was from the two Health workers. However they were naturopaths. What was needed was a nurse willing to tell what seen and happening.

I timed my departure badly. As I came out of South Bank car park I came to the traffic light just as a cop was stopping traffic as the marchers were just starting. I was not thinking but after quite a few had gone past realised missed good chance to do rough head count. Definitely seemed more than 6,000 I estimated in the park. If claimed nearer 10,000 wouid not be unreasonable. At this rate I will be saying 20,000 tomorrow !

Was interesting but don’t think I would go to another one.

Had a look at The People’s Revolution web page and a person who appeared to be the guy I saw talking about police can be seen in video clip talking about p e d o s in Govt. There is also a reference to 5G stuff.

I have enough conspiracies to worry about with mandates and vaccines without adding to the list.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 22, 2022 8:00 pm

Alloy heads

I identify with being an Alloy Head.
I especially like Widmanstätten patterns.
And 316L stainless is yummy.

Franx
Franx
January 22, 2022 8:01 pm

Teachers sometimes make the mistake of thinking that what they teach is what the students learn.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 22, 2022 8:05 pm

‘seen in video clip talking about p e d o s in Govt. There is also a reference to 5G’

Name wasn’t Riccardo, was it?

rosie
rosie
January 22, 2022 8:05 pm

Postcard
Saturday morning here and surprisingly there there are market stalls in the market square.
Now Bastia to me is like most French cities, the women I’ve I’ve seen are mostly chic, slim, heavily made up and well dressed.
The market stall holders on the other hand are more stocky, solid, shorter, mostly older, dressed for comfort, selling their ‘bio artisanale’ wares for eye watering prices. (Though there was one who looked like she spent most of her profits on botox.) Good for them.
Corsica has a ‘myth’ that the wealthy Genoans lived in their citadelles and the native Corsicans lives outside and never the twain did meet though apparently not quite true, village leaders like the Cardis of Cardo came down and built palaces of their own, still the canny farmers stood out to me, and suggesting the ‘myth’ had an element of truth.
I also went to morning mass at St Jean de Baptiste which overlooks the old port and is the subject of many artworks and probably the most iconic building in Bastia, a much better experience to attend a service that merely admire the front from my bedroom window.
Not many in attendance, probably half of what would attend a weekday mass at my home parish, but still better than nothing at all, on the way two nuns appeared out of a side street to attend mass, all the pre revolution convents and monasteries I’ve seen are still firmly in the hands of the state so I can’t guess where they are living.
A young couple came to mass who did not just bow to the altar, but prostrated themselves, him, head to floor.
The Church needs more of those.
And at the Tabac next door to the church Charlie Hebdo on the newsstand with a cartoon of an iman, wielding a whip, standing on the backs of a naked man and a naked woman on their hands and knees eagerly eating from a feed bag of ‘koran’ with the title ‘other denominations are jealous?’.
No free will in Islam.
France, always fascinating.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 22, 2022 8:07 pm

Said it before. This is the problem.

Righteous causes a) attract every single-issue nuffy gongbanger, and b) worse, those causes give said nuffies a microphone.

This is the ammo our betters use to say ‘they’re not ordinary people voicing justified concerns, they’re anti-everything fruit loop conspiracy theorists pushing their own barrow.’

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 8:13 pm

UK Medicine Regulator confirms the Covid Vaccines have caused 5 times more deaths in 12 months than every other vaccine combined has caused in 21 years

Smells like a big fat fucking lawsuit against the Victorian Government.

rickw
rickw
January 22, 2022 8:16 pm

UK Medicine Regulator confirms the Covid Vaccines have caused 5 times more deaths in 12 months than every other vaccine combined has caused in 21 years

Alternatively we can charge Dickhead Dan and Sutton with crimes against humanity, coerced vaccination with unsafe medicines. March them outside, stand them in front of a wall, blow their fucking brains out.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 8:17 pm

Ozark series 4 should be renamed “Let’s make Chicago look fantastic” and/or “Let’s make the FBI look righteous”.
Not much Ozarking about it at all.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 22, 2022 8:18 pm

ABC News scraps WA regional housing perk for young journalists
The West Australian
Sat, 22 January 2022 2:23PM
Caitlyn Rintoul

The ABC has left young WA regional journalists high and dry on housing options in a competitive mining town rental market just a month after announcing a renewed commitment to news in the bush.

Karratha reporters were told in December that ABC would not renew the lease on a provided Baynton property, instead issuing a $100 per week subsidy for staff to find their own home.

It was the same month ABC announced a renewed “regional focus” to create more than 50 jobs across more than 20 “news desert” locations.

The hiring spree was announced after the national broadcaster locked in deals with Facebook and Google.

In the announcement, a string of locations that covered larger regional patches were slated to get more support — Karratha was named one of them.

An ABC spokesman said the changes in Karratha were designed to establish a “fairer” and “more equitable share” of accommodation support for their wider Pilbara team.

“To achieve this, we have ceased rental support for a single Karratha property that supported only two ABC staff members and spread that support across the entire team,” he said.

A home owned by ABC in Broome for one chief of staff is understood to have been untouched in the budget squeeze.

“There are no changes for ABC staff in other WA mining locations. There have been no cuts to staff allowances in regional WA,” the spokesman said.

The ABC is proud to be able to provide staff accommodation support in markets where it is needed and will continue to do so into the future.

The Karratha journalists, who periodically cover the town’s severe rental crisis, now have to fight against cashed up miners in a low stock market where rents can be higher than Perth.

Under the new bush news push, a Carnarvon bureau will be established as a trial site. The West Australian understands no office will be established in the coastal town and working from home will be preferred.

“For staff working from home, the ABC does not pay for that accommodation, but provides all the necessary equipment,” the spokesman said.

The State has seen booming demand for rental properties in the past two years, WA’s Pilbara has seen significant rises of rents,

WA’s Pilbara has seen significant rises of rent in the past two years, with Domain data placing an average house rent between $600 and $700. Rental vacancy was sitting at 1.4 per cent in 2021.

The town has also been notorious for a high cost of living with pricey power bills and groceries compared to the city.

In late 2020, nearly 40 ABC journalists in WA’s mining areas were told their regional allowance would be axed, slashing up to $15,000 annually from some payslips.

Employees across Kununurra, Broome, Karratha, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, and Esperance will be impacted, with some journalists in the State’s north expected to be hit the hardest.

It begins….. SHUT IT DOWN!!!….FIRE THEM ALL!!!!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 22, 2022 8:22 pm

Corsica has a ‘myth’ that the wealthy Genoans lived in their citadelles and the native Corsicans lives outside and never the twain did meet

Rosie – It’s fun to think of what the mass attendees would think of an Aussie at the service. Strange creature from far away. I had to look up Bastia, less than 50,000 people, and all of Corsica only contains 338,000 souls. For a place with such ancient and illustrious history it is smaller than Canberra. But much nicer, and certainly more interesting!

Gab
Gab
January 22, 2022 8:33 pm

Dotsays:
January 22, 2022 at 6:42 pm
I’d argue that laws like empowering Andrews declaring pandemics on his own are a violation of the Marbury v Madison principles.

He would be ruling on fact and is not an expert. The idea that this isn’t justiciable is laughable.

Parliament or the executive cannot make judgements. Nor is that allowed any per Ch III courts.

Yes, yes all very interesting but no one is doing anything about so it’s a moot point.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
January 22, 2022 8:36 pm

Observations of regional Queensland, masks seem optional and not really enforced. Forgetting the mask and then turning around to return to the car is usually met with don’t worry mate. Roads are absolute rubbish, good luck when the black hole of the south east becomes a supermassive type for the Olympics. People are over COVID & Lib/Lab.

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

Purportedly serious political parties such as UAP and LDP would do well to have a good long think before getting involved with this sort of rag tag outfit again.

The fact that they did get involved discredits both the UAP and the LDP.

The encouragement of people to display the national flags of their respective ethnic origins was not a good look either.

100% correct.
Just more shilling for Multiculturalism.

shatterzzz
January 22, 2022 8:43 pm

Ozark series 4 should be renamed “Let’s make Chicago look fantastic” and/or “Let’s make the FBI look righteous”.
Not much Ozarking about it at all.

Just started watching Ozark .. figured that being in its 4th season it must be quite good .. up to ep.5 series 1 and struggling to get hooked .. finding it not only very average but a bit unbelievable .. then again, I’m no expert at cartel money laundering .. in public .. LOL!

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 22, 2022 8:48 pm

. People are over COVID & Lib/Lab.

No.
The choice is stark:
either the SoftLeft wishywashiness of the Liberal Party and most of the National Party or the RightWing Trotskyism of Albanese & Andrews.
Think it over.
As far as COVID goes, it’s BigRetail that’s over it.
Bought fuel at one of the majors today, they’re not using the sign in book for people without a smartphone anymore.
If you sign in using the q-tip thing, okay.
If you don’t sign in, still okay.
People are still wearing the masks and signing in, tho.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
January 22, 2022 8:49 pm

The ABC’s subsidy of $100 a week for accomodation in Karratha is obviously a ploy to get their employees to abandon ship. A one bedroom flat there is around $600 a week.

The grand poobahs at the ABC would spend more than that on biscuits for morning tea.

Incidentally, who knew the ABC actually had paid employees anywhere in the Pilbara?

chrisl
chrisl
January 22, 2022 8:55 pm

My sister worked in a private school in outer east of Melbourne
Five families left and went to Queensland
Ten families decided to home school
Things that make you go Hmmmm

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 8:57 pm

The problem with Ozark is the schemes they mention in series one are now widely known schemes.
They were ahead of the curve but series three the real world caught up.
Now series four is talking schemes & quantum that now have been superseded by real life.
Add the cliched evil Republican & the gaslighting about voting machines…it’s all a bit silly.
Not giving it away, but it just seems sooo tired.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
January 22, 2022 8:59 pm

A one bedroom flat there is around $600 a week.

Remember when the house a client rented for us in Moranbah was over $3000pw. It was an unremarkable raised fibro and corrugated iron roof structure. Know the units weren’t much cheaper. The downturn ended that ridiculous bubble and a lot of people buying said properties for $800K to $1000K suddenly found them worth $200K. Hasn’t improved much and I hear rents are around $3-500pw for a house atm.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 22, 2022 9:00 pm

I’ve started watching Fringe.
It’s like a reboot of X-Files.
Finished series one this week.
20 episode series.
Had 8 cracking episodes from the one story line interrupted by crappy stories.
I’m liking it.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 9:00 pm

Only 4 hours until the new law comes in on trolling and it might as well be mumsnet here.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 9:07 pm

Grey Ranga,
Not at all. Nope.

MatrixTransform
January 22, 2022 9:07 pm

RightWing Trotskyism

Lay off the Brain Smoothies Ed

MatrixTransform
January 22, 2022 9:12 pm

one too many Gypsum Daiquiri

Frank
Frank
January 22, 2022 9:16 pm

Only 4 hours until the new law comes in on trolling and it might as well be mumsnet here.

Just formulating some offence to feign at mammamia so the goons with unlimited budgets can be unleashed upon them.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
January 22, 2022 9:24 pm

Rockdoctor, Port Hedland went through the same ridiculous property/rental boom as Moranbah.

I know of a couple that rented a caravan in the back yard of a house for $500 a week and a train controller sold an ordinary 3 bedder for for $1.1 million. That same house recently sold again for $44oK.

Mining towns always have cyclical property prices, the trick is to know where the bottom of the market is before coughing up any cash.

I wouldn’t touch real estate in those regions with a bargepole. Safer and more fun to punt your dough on blackjack at the Casino.

Franx
Franx
January 22, 2022 9:24 pm

The new law might be on trend and retrospective.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 9:30 pm

Frank,
You’re a good man.
Who cares what everyone else here thinks of you?

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 9:35 pm

Franx,
If they find out I’m a house matron at The Armidale School I may be in trouble.

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 10:04 pm

Purportedly serious political parties such as UAP and LDP would do well to have a good long think before getting involved with this sort of rag tag outfit again.

I have a feeling you are being disingenuous.

You turn up here a day before the “anti trolling laws” as well?

Please. We’ve had other people complain that David Limbrick not breaking the law the engage in civil disobedience was “low energy”.

What she we do?

“Welp, do what I’d imagine to do from my very comfortable, rich Corinthian leather armchair, exactly the same with no flaw in the execution thereof…”

Sure, little buddy.

Be effective, non controversial and also have the cut through of Ghandi or Jesus Christ.

Hmm. Okay. Must be nice to be a billionaire and live in a bubble.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 22, 2022 10:25 pm

Lay off the Brain Smoothies Ed

Brain Smoothie…

Dot
Dot
January 22, 2022 10:25 pm

err, what should we do?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 22, 2022 10:35 pm

How woke whites hurt black communities

By Rosemary Neill

From Books
January 21, 2022
7 minute read
5

In August 2020, a business professor from the University of Southern California gave a Zoom lecture in which he counselled his students against the overuse of filler words such as “um” or “you know”. The professor was teaching American and international Chinese students management communication skills, so he explained that in Mandarin, “the common (filler) word is ‘that, that that … In China, it might be na-ge, na-ge, na-ge.”

Anonymous black students accused the academic of racism and harming their mental health by using a Chinese word that sounded like the n-word. They called for him to be sacked.

Astoundingly, the professor was suspended while the university launched an investigation into his past student evaluations, checking for signs of cultural or racial insensitivity. None were found and he eventually resumed his job – though not the communications course he had been delivering for years. Meanwhile, news of the American students’ complaint reached China, where social media commenters said that punishing an academic for using a common Chinese word amounted to discrimination against Mandarin speakers.

American academic and author John McWhorter refers to this incident in his latest book, Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America. As its provocative title suggests, McWhorter’s book is a scorching denunciation of the politically correct excesses that masquerade as anti-racism across many university campuses and public and private institutions in the 21st century.

He clearly supports that unfairly targeted USC professor. He quips that a black student who feels a Mandarin word that “sounds kind of like the N-word deprives him of his ‘peace and mental well-being’ urgently needs psychiatric counselling”.

McWhorter – who is African-American – does not merely expose the perverted logic and evangelical fervour of woke ideology; he also argues that white activists are endorsing reforms – such as moves to “defund the police” in high-crime African-American neighbourhoods – that can only harm those communities.

“The ideology in question,’’ he writes, “is one under which white people calling themselves our saviours make black people look like the dumbest, weakest, most self-indulgent human beings in the history of our species and teach black people to revel in that status.’’

This quote gives you some idea of McWhorter’s take-no-prisoners rhetorical style.

As a black intellectual, he expects to be dismissed as “traitorous” and “self-hating” by a “certain crowd” for writing his scathing polemic. But he reasons that white and black readers who have bought into “unempirical virtue signalling about race” will be more likely to accept a critique of the new ideology if it’s written by an African-American. “I consider it nothing less than my duty as a black person to write this book,” he says.

In Woke Racism, he argues that a well-meaning but insidious form of anti-racism has hardened into a dogmatic religion that sees white privilege as the “original sin”, and weaponises cancel culture to end careers and undermine reputations. This religion, often policed by smug activists whom he calls the “Elect”, has anointed particular writers and thinkers – whose views are treated as sacrosanct – as their clergy.

HT
HT
January 22, 2022 10:39 pm

feelthebern says:
January 22, 2022 at 9:00 pm
I’ve started watching Fringe.
It’s like a reboot of X-Files.
Finished series one this week.
20 episode series.
Had 8 cracking episodes from the one story line interrupted by crappy stories.
I’m liking it.

Spoiler alert: Walter gets….nah. I won’t do it to you. Yazhoo’s “Only You” gets a strange run though in the final series which is quite different to preceding series. It’s kinda like X Files, a theme moves along and through the series but it takes detours along the way, but less as the show progresses. At least, unlike X Files, they didn’t need to make two films to pull the pieces together.

MatrixTransform
January 22, 2022 10:44 pm

what should we do?

don’t say nuffink
keep QR coding so we can track you
… just wait for instructions

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 22, 2022 10:46 pm

For those who wish to indulge in a spot of Bird Watching over at the Furniture Store, Graeme (going by the alias ‘Willem Pasterkamp,’ making him sound so much like a fellow wearing a set of Groucho glasses, it hurts) is expounding on the nature of nuclear explosions. Having previously had a very offended flinch at someone telling him to fuck off after one of his trademark rants about Juice…

MatrixTransform
January 22, 2022 10:49 pm

went for lunch today
no code, no pox-port request

didnt even get to ask them if I needed to have the correct papers to be let back out

it all feels very unsafe
/s

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 10:55 pm

Oh Matrix,
We’re all going to die.
Eventually.

Cassie of Sydney
January 22, 2022 10:57 pm

“The fact that they did get involved discredits both the UAP and the LDP.”

Oh, okay, do you apply the same standard to the Greens and Labor. There are fringe elements at all protests but the spotlight is only ever put on right of centre protests. Never a peep about the left and their ugly associations. Adam Bandt, Sarah Hanson-Dung and others have all attended protests where speakers have indulged in ugly speech, where protesters have carried out mock executions of conservatives, where the Star of David is superimposed over a swastika, where banners call for the murder of Israelis and Jews…….and yet there aren’t any howls of outrage.

Hypocrisy writ large.

Cassie of Sydney
January 22, 2022 10:59 pm

Dotsays:
January 22, 2022 at 10:04 pm
Purportedly serious political parties such as UAP and LDP would do well to have a good long think before getting involved with this sort of rag tag outfit again.

I have a feeling you are being disingenuous.

You turn up here a day before the “anti trolling laws” as well?”

Agree Dot, I’ve been reading back and I smell a rat.

MatrixTransform
January 22, 2022 11:06 pm
Bill From the Bush
Bill From the Bush
January 22, 2022 11:14 pm

For all the Lister fans out there.
Forget the jabbering, just listen to that sound.

rosie
rosie
January 22, 2022 11:18 pm

I wouldn’t endorse any movement that that ‘Australian One’ front and centre.
Bottom line, most people don’t care, they just want their lives back.
There will probably be a protest vote at any upcoming state and federal elections, but I doubt any long term momentum for minor parties unless uap ldp continue to find substantial points of difference.
Though if that were say, complete repudiation of climate change measures I’m in.
Reminding people that climate measures are non discernible gain for infinite financial pain would be good.

Cassie of Sydney
January 22, 2022 11:19 pm

“Things degenerated from there. During the march, the throng was being led in chants such as “ScoMo is a scum bag”. Very edifying.”

I presume our new poster Patrick Kelly meant to write “unedifying”….LOL.

As for the chant “ScoMo is a scum bag”……the fact is that he is.

Bill From the Bush
Bill From the Bush
January 22, 2022 11:20 pm
Cassie of Sydney
January 22, 2022 11:21 pm

“I wouldn’t endorse any movement that that ‘Australian One’ front and centre.”

Nor would I.

rosie
rosie
January 22, 2022 11:22 pm

Just had lunch at a fishing village on Cap Corse.
Fantastic views of Elba, Capraia and Pianosa but in the shade, it’s a bit chilly.

Cassie of Sydney
January 22, 2022 11:22 pm

“There will probably be a protest vote at any upcoming state and federal elections, but I doubt any long term momentum for minor parties unless uap ldp continue to find substantial points of difference.”

I believe that the LDP will be around longer than the UAP.

MatrixTransform
January 22, 2022 11:24 pm

c’mon Bill … get yr shit together

Cassie of Sydney
January 22, 2022 11:26 pm

“rosiesays:
January 22, 2022 at 11:22 pm
Just had lunch at a fishing village on Cap Corse.
Fantastic views of Elba, Capraia and Pianosa but in the shade, it’s a bit chilly.”

I hope you’re having a wonderful time.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 22, 2022 11:27 pm

Saving the planet by …

Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a car crash on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles that involved four vehicles and left his enormous black SUV perched on top of another car, leaving one other driver with a head injury.

The former governor, 74, was driving his GMC Yukon SUV and was about to turn onto busy Sunset Boulevard, about half-a-mile from his home in the Brentwood, when he smashed into a red Toyota Prius at 4:35pm.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 22, 2022 11:29 pm

I remember when the LDP met in the Drummoyne Sports Club.
Happy days. Got a Senator elected back then.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Bill From the Bush says: January 22, 2022 at 11:14 pm

For all the Lister fans out there.
Forget the jabbering, just listen to that sound.

Videos abound of single cylinder Lister uprights being started & running.

It’s an sweeter sound than even a Lanz Bulldog.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 22, 2022 11:41 pm

It’s an sweeter sound than even a Lanz Bulldog.

There’s a blast from the past – our neighbor had one of those tractors, and on clear, cold Wheatbelt mornings, half the district knew when he was seeding his crop.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 22, 2022 11:45 pm

Didn’t you need a shotgun cartridge to start a Lanz Bulldog?

Bill From the Bush
Bill From the Bush
January 22, 2022 11:54 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlNG41uG1MY

FMD
a long day bashing drill lines through basalt and mulga and I am buggered.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 12:05 am

Didn’t you need a shotgun cartridge to start a Lanz Bulldog?

Nah- Lanzs are hot-bulb motors.

Olivers (skip to 04:35, but stay for the whole thing, if you wish.) and so forth, you do.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 12:09 am

Time to be super nice and no trolling.
I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday.
I have two large bats hanging around on a tree next to my balcony.

pete of perth
pete of perth
January 23, 2022 12:46 am

Us in the west can still troll right? Not midnight yet.

pete of perth
pete of perth
January 23, 2022 12:48 am

….Scomo sucks dead dogs ??

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 12:52 am

I have two large bats hanging around on a tree next to my balcony.

Cricket or baseball?

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 1:24 am

Rex,
Great big things with leathery wings.
If they introduce themselves I’ll let you know what sort they are.
Reminds me of the two vampire bats hanging in a cave.
First one says”I’m hungry. I’m going to find some blood.
Other one says”let me know how you get on.”.
Half an hour later the first one comes back with blood dripping from his mouth down to his chest and everywhere.
His mate says “ Where did you get all that blood?”
“Come to the entrance and I’ll show you. See that huge tree half a mile down the road?”
“Yes”.
“Well I didn’t.”

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 23, 2022 1:26 am

If you sandgropers don’t get it I can explain it to you.
This is being helpful, not trolling.

rosie
rosie
January 23, 2022 1:51 am

Anti covid rally in the main square as I walked back to my apartment.
About 40 people standing around with a couple of banners with the words covid and vaccine propped on the fence(I have photos so my numbers are very accurate) almost exclusively ‘boomers’. Maybe they’d marched from somewhere, don’t know.
That’s about 0.1 percent of the population of Bastia.
Very disappointing, especially since the haute corse have apparently got the lowest vaccine rates in France.

Outside one of the local churches was a completely unrelated rosary group of six praying, doing the world a great deal more good.

Tom
Tom
January 23, 2022 4:03 am
Anchor What
Anchor What
January 23, 2022 6:37 am

Just who are the Oathkeepers?
Actually they are a group committed to abiding by their oaths to support the constitution, defend free speech, property rights and the rule of law, etc.

Which makes them terrorists or at least extremists as far as the corrupt elites are concerned.

miltonf
miltonf
January 23, 2022 6:47 am

Canbra parasites…
Who runs Australia – elected politicians or shadowy bureaucrats?
Ken Phillips

21 January 2022

2:00 PM

Who runs Australia? Is it the politically accountable politicians elected through the democratic process? Or is it the unidentified, unelected, bureaucrats who hide behind closed doors?

A situation happening now indicates that at least some Commonwealth bureaucrats think they run the country and democracy can go jump!

In the April budget last year, the Morrison government announced that the Tax Office would no longer be able to collect a small business tax debt while in dispute and under appeal. That’s a damn good policy move for tax fairness.

The Small Business Minister stated in Parliament, ‘We are backing small business in over the ATO. No longer will the ATO be able to garnishee and takeaway while the dispute is in train …’

This stated budget initiative of the government would bring Australia into line with decades-long, disputed debt-collection laws in both the United Kingdom and the United States. In both of those jurisdictions the tax collection authorities – HMRC (UK) and IRS (USA) – cannot collect on an (alleged) tax debt until such time as all appeals have been exhausted and finalised.

A key job of the Commonwealth Treasury department is to draft legislation that puts government policy into effect. Last week, nine months after this very clear policy statement, Treasury released draft legislation that does the opposite of what the government promised.

The draft legislation would not automatically stop the ATO collecting on a disputed debt. It would force a taxpayer to apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (a very expensive process) for a ‘pause’. In comparison, the Minister’s plain statement (above) did not say that a taxpayer could apply to have a debt under dispute paused. Rather, the Minister stated that, ‘No longer will the ATO be able to garnishee … while the dispute is in train.’ The government’s intent could not be plainer.

Further, the Treasury draft legislation would require a taxpayer to prove that their application did not restrict administration of tax law.

The draft legislation states that a debt collection pause could only be ordered where the order:

‘(i) is unlikely to prejudice or unduly restrict the Commissioner’s administration of a taxation law; (ii) is unlikely to undermine the objective or purpose of a taxation law or a provision of a taxation law, or the integrity of the taxation system as administered by the Commissioner; (iii) the application … is not frivolous, vexatious, misconceived, lacking in substance or otherwise intended to impede the proper administration of a taxation law.’

Each of these requirements sets a benchmark of proof that is effectively impossible for any taxpayer to demonstrate.

It would require a detailed knowledge of the ATO’s entire administrative procedures, every conceivable tax law, how the ATO interpreted each law, what the Commissioner might consider to be ‘frivolous’ and so on. That is, the task of even applying for a debt collection pause would be so onerous, expensive, complex, and time-consuming as to render any application to not be worth the effort.

Further, in response to any application, the ATO would be in a position of being able to object on almost any grounds, whether the ATO’s grounds were frivolous, vexatious, misconceived or lacking in substance and the taxpayer would be required to disprove the ATO’s objections. That is, these provisions in the draft legislation would effectively predetermine the failure of any taxpayer application.

It’s easy to view this is a sneaky bureaucratic way of killing off the Morrison government’s attempt at small business tax fairness.

Why ‘sneaky’? The draft legislation was released for ‘consultation’ on January 12, smack bang when most people are on holidays, and during the height of the joint Djokovic mess and supply chain Covid ‘crisis’. Added to this, Treasury has given only seven days for responses. The draft legislation is short and tax bureaucrats have had nine months where they could have done something.

Looks sneaky? Probably is sneaky!

In our submission condemning the draft law we’ve called for it to be put in the trash bin and a new draft Bill be drawn up. And there’s a simple first principle to apply.

The job of Treasury in the Australian democratic system is to faithfully draft legislation that accurately reflects the government’s policy intent. That’s what Treasury must do. It’s not hard!

Normally we admire the professional integrity of the Australian public service and their respect for the democratic process. This situation is a dark smudge on that professional integrity.

Ken Phillips is Executive Director of Self Employed Australia.

From the Specce. Don’t agree with the last para.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 23, 2022 6:55 am

Outstanding WIP. Appreciated, Tom.

Highlight – in a crowded field, the Rubik’s Cube.

I can’t believe this hasn’t been thought of before. You people have had two years to sort this out.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 23, 2022 7:02 am

Good on the Spectator to pick up on that.
We should be able to go click click & see who the public servant was whose digital fingerprints are all over that.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 23, 2022 7:02 am

Thanks for posting Milton.

calli
calli
January 23, 2022 7:06 am

Ahaha! Thanks Tom.

Perfect

Upside down world – Down Under

Good stuff!

calli
calli
January 23, 2022 7:10 am

It’s been all downhill since.

Time to give the stereo a workout to celebrate.

calli
calli
January 23, 2022 7:13 am

Chuckle, KD. Great minds and all…

Incidentally, my grandson was able to solve the cube in under a minute when he was ten, the rotten sod.

Maybe he should advise the CDC.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 23, 2022 7:21 am

Turns out not all Victorian doctors are coofed-out AMA freaks hiding under the stairs. The Hun:

‘Australian Orthopaedic Association Victorian branch chairman Adrian Trivett lashed the blanket ban on elective surgeries as a “blunt tool” that was leaving people in long-term pain.

‘He said hospital wards that largely dealt with day surgeries were “empty with the lights off” and nursing staff and doctors were on leave due to “lack of nuance to the approach to the problem”.

‘There’s no doubt there’s capacity in the system to continue with some surgeries that are absolutely not life-threatening but they’re causing disability and pain and they’re not being attended to’, Dr Trivett said.

‘Gynaecologist Simon Gordon, who specialises in endometriosis, said all of his patients suffered from “severe and chronic pain” but were unable to have surgery.

‘I’m at home mowing my lawns and putting the coffee machine on’, Dr Gordon said. Patients come to me and I say “Look, I’m not allowed to operate.” Everyone is in the same boat and none of us are doing anything particularly useful.’

Ahem. ‘Lack of nuance’ indeed. I very much doubt a significant chunk of medical people regard Hot Button Sutton and Covid Commander (snork) Jerome Weimar as medical gods, standing astride the Earth like colossi.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 7:26 am

““The fact that they did get involved discredits both the UAP and the LDP.”

Oh, okay, do you apply the same standard to the Greens and Labor.

Well, yeah, I do.
And I can report that, whatever else Labor And The Greens may or may not do, they don’t turn up for stupid shit organised by Mystery Men.
But UAP & LDP do, which should be a huge Red Flag for anyone thinking of joining the LDP & UAP.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 7:30 am

Turns out not all Victorian doctors are coofed-out AMA freaks hiding under the stairs. The Hun:

Yeah, Orthopedic Surgeons aren’t making 25 grand a week at the moment.
The sound of a 1,000 tiny violins …

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 7:32 am

Labor And The Greens may or may not do, they don’t turn up for stupid shit organised by Mystery Men.

I’ll take What Is the 1996 Parliament House Riot against John Howard, the 2012 Tent Embassy Riot against Julia Gillard and Tony Abbot and the 2020 rally against something for Brittany Higgins* for all the money, please Brian…

* How did your review of all the CCTV surveillance at Parliament House go, Grigory?

#ProtestJeopardy

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 7:32 am

Yeah, Orthopedic Surgeons aren’t making 25 grand a week at the moment.
The sound of a 1,000 tiny violins …

Fuck off, Grigory.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 23, 2022 7:34 am

‘Surgeons aren’t making 25 grand a week’

A dubious claim.

What isn’t dubious is that thousands of people are unnecessarily living with chronic, debilitating pain each and every day because the Victorian government are fuckwits.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 7:39 am

They’ll still be living with pain afterwards anyway.
Not all surgeries work out.
Surgery for endometriosis?
That’s a Hysterectony, right?
Anyhow, my point is, they haven’t offered any opinion on the legitimacy of the Pandemic or the Side Effects of the Vaxxeens, they’ve just Squawked

Where’s my fucking money?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 23, 2022 7:43 am

A recap. Ed’s philosophy:

‘I tell a lotta lies, pal.’

Shut-ins of your ilk, who believe everything fed to them via David Koch are the reason this country’s had two years of unnecessary drama.

Ed the government shill.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 7:45 am

In honour of the Cat’s culture, taste, refinement and tendency to crash headlong into periods of highly entertaining anarchy and bawdiness, I present to you all the United Servo Academy Chorus…

#IndyDinkyParlezVous

rickw
rickw
January 23, 2022 7:46 am

Normally we admire the professional integrity of the Australian public service and their respect for the democratic process. This situation is a dark smudge on that professional integrity.

When did this ever happen? They’re a bunch of vicious pricks.

Gabor
Gabor
January 23, 2022 7:52 am

Yeah, Orthopedic Surgeons aren’t making 25 grand a week at the moment.
The sound of a 1,000 tiny violins …

For LOL
My sister had two hip replacement surgeries over the years, even with full private cover it cost her over 5k just for the surgeon and his learning on the job assistant mate.

AND they do 3 a day in a good season!

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 7:52 am

Rex Franger upticking your comments, Knuckles?

johanna
johanna
January 23, 2022 7:54 am

You have to wonder what TheirABC thinks the mental and chronological age of the readership is, when somebody gets paid to write this drivel about reality TV:

Tamara Cavenett, a clinical psychologist and president of the Australian Psychological Society, says it’s impossible to know a person fully from watching them on TV.

“No matter what information we get, we are always only getting a portion of someone’s world,” she says.

The profound insights don’t end there:

And according to Charlie Crimston, research fellow at the University of Queensland’s school of psychology, that’s why a reality TV star’s alleged transgression can hit us hard.

“It’s more emotionally impactful when there’s that sense that we’ve been betrayed,” she says.

“We felt we’ve really gotten to know someone.

“I mean, maybe that’s the question: can you ever really know someone?”

And just in case the presumably 12 year old reader still has a few spare brain cells to absorb yet another searing insight, we get this:

Patrick Stokes, a philosopher and associate professor at Deakin University, says the lines between fact and fiction often feel blurred in reality TV programs.

When did TheirABC decide to revive Dolly magazine?

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 7:56 am

$25 Grand/week was just a guess, sounds like $25 Grand a day would be nearer the mark.
No wonder they’re screaming:

“Oh, my poor suffrin’ carcasses, er, I meant patients!”

Cassie of Sydney
January 23, 2022 7:57 am

“And I can report that, whatever else Labor And The Greens may or may not do, they don’t turn up for stupid shit organised by Mystery Men.”

OMG……I can’t stop laughing! I must remember this next time there’s a pro-Palestinian protest and Greens and leftist Labor scum are in attendance and the ISIS banner is seen in the protest…like what happened last May.

You really are such a Dick Ed.

calli
calli
January 23, 2022 7:58 am

When you need an orthopaedic surgeon, you need one. Or you live with chronic, debilitating pain.

I’d rather pay an expert his worth. A mere drop in the ocean of money thieved by government for “redistribution”.

Cassie of Sydney
January 23, 2022 8:01 am

“Gaborsays:
January 23, 2022 at 7:52 am
Yeah, Orthopedic Surgeons aren’t making 25 grand a week at the moment.
The sound of a 1,000 tiny violins …

For LOL
My sister had two hip replacement surgeries over the years, even with full private cover it cost her over 5k just for the surgeon and his learning on the job assistant mate.”

I’ve just had a double knee replacement and yes I have full private health cover but I’m still out of pocket just over $5K but I consider it worth it because, whilst I’ve had lots of pain and tears, the operation has already improved my life. I got to the stage where, before the op, I could barely walk.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 23, 2022 8:01 am

‘5k just for the surgeon’

What’s the right price? $150 an hour? $50?

A reverse auction on Gumtree? Or is Figures correct, and people don’t need hips replaced because it’s just weakness?

Disclaimer: Not a surgeon.

Cassie of Sydney
January 23, 2022 8:02 am

“callisays:
January 23, 2022 at 7:58 am
When you need an orthopaedic surgeon, you need one. Or you live with chronic, debilitating pain.

I’d rather pay an expert his worth. A mere drop in the ocean of money thieved by government for “redistribution”.”

Snap Calli.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 8:03 am

OMG……I can’t stop laughing! I must remember this next time there’s a pro-Palestinian protest and Greens and leftist Labor scum are in attendance and the ISIS banner is seen in the protest…like what happened last May.

Newsflash:
ISIS is a 100% creature of the United States Deep State.
So, it follows that if Labor and The Greens are attending these rallies [I’m taking your word for all this]
then Labor and The Greens are part of The Deep State.
Get the picture now?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 8:05 am

Rex Franger upticking your comments, Knuckles?

Why?

Jealous?

#UMad

calli
calli
January 23, 2022 8:05 am

In honour of the 50th anniversary list (h/t WIP) I just listened to the wonderful “Supper’s Ready”, from Foxtrot.

Still as good as the first time I heard it, played live on “Seconds Out”.

You have to like prog rock though.

Cassie of Sydney
January 23, 2022 8:06 am

With my private health insurance I didn’t have to pay a cent for the two hospitals……and at both I had my own room. I also haven’t had to pay a cent for the rehab I’m undertaking.

My recent surgery and hospital stays have made my really appreciate my private health insurance.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 23, 2022 8:06 am

If someone has the scalpel skills to prevent me dragging myself along the footpath on a skateboard with my hands wrapped in rags for propulsion and begging for change outside a 7/11, then yeah.

Worth it.

bespoke
bespoke
January 23, 2022 8:07 am

The single uniting thing about left wing protest is socialism.

These ones are for the majority are about inconvenience imposed on them personally.
Only a few will connect the current situation with giving so much authority over to the state the rest will continue support dependence when/if this is over.

Cassie of Sydney
January 23, 2022 8:07 am

“ISIS is a 100% creature of the United States Deep State.”

Tell that to the Yazidi men butchered and the Yazidi women raped and enslaved.

JUST FUCK OFF

Gabor
Gabor
January 23, 2022 8:09 am

Cassie of Sydney says:
January 23, 2022 at 8:01 am

No misunderstanding I hope, she is not begrudging the costs, she is a keen gardener, and she could hardly walk.
I only mentioned it bc I thought someone doubted the money ortho surgeons can make.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 8:10 am

What’s the right price? $150 an hour? $50?

A reverse auction on Gumtree? … blathers on …

They’re doing 3 a day on a good day and even with full insurance cover, it costs $5 grand.
So The Crew skim $50 grand a day?
You reckon that’s legit, move along, nothing to see here, eh?

calli
calli
January 23, 2022 8:11 am

Next we’ll be whinging about what tradies charge. 😀

Cassie of Sydney
January 23, 2022 8:12 am

“Gaborsays:
January 23, 2022 at 8:09 am
Cassie of Sydney says:
January 23, 2022 at 8:01 am

No misunderstanding I hope, she is not begrudging the costs, she is a keen gardener, and she could hardly walk.
I only mentioned it bc I thought someone doubted the money ortho surgeons can make.”

No misunderstanding at all Gabor!

I was full informed of my out of pocket expenses….so I don’t really mind. And I don’t begrudge a good surgeon making lots of money a week….rather they did than lawyers and barristers.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 8:17 am

You say:

With my private health insurance I didn’t have to pay a cent for the two hospitals……and at both I had my own room. I also haven’t had to pay a cent for the rehab I’m undertaking.

2 minutes later you contradict yourself:

I was full informed of my out of pocket expenses….so I don’t really mind

calli
calli
January 23, 2022 8:20 am

rather they did than lawyers and barristers.

And, like plumbers and electricians and engineers, when you need one you need a really good one.

There are lots of jobs that can be fudged and fuddled through life, but some of them have a very narrow window of tolerance. Step outside it and you’re toast.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 23, 2022 8:20 am

Dick Ed

Yeah, Orthopedic Surgeons aren’t making 25 grand a week at the moment.
The sound of a 1,000 tiny violins …

Yeah, orthopedic patients aren’t having their pain relieved at the moment.

The sound of one large double bass …

Gabor
Gabor
January 23, 2022 8:22 am

Ed Case says:
January 23, 2022 at 8:17 am

Oh bugger off, you simpleton, don’t you comprehend what’s written?
Hospitals – surgeons?

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 8:24 am

There are lots of jobs that can be fudged and fuddled through life,

Name one, apart from Surgeons, who get to bury their fuckups.
And they have plenty of fuckups, don’t worry about that!

bespoke
bespoke
January 23, 2022 8:24 am

Next we’ll be whinging about what tradies charge. ?

Well I could go on a rant about how the industry is propped up by unnecessary regulation if you like, calli.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 8:27 am

Take it easy on the sauce, Gabor.
It’s still only 25 past 7 in the morning, old boy.

Kneel
Kneel
January 23, 2022 8:30 am

“…how do I fix a P0234 overboost code on a TDI VW Jetta? “

Don’t “do” diesels…

That said, other than wear and tear and potential damage to the turbo, what’s the issue with “extra boost” on a diesel anyway? “Excess air” increases fuel efficiency and power, and reduces emissions, so what’s not to like? I guess the ECU might have a dummy spit and refuse to run…
Probably a wastegate issue of one form or another – valve actually sticky, actuator not working, ECU electronics damaged (if ECU controls boost) etc. If that bit is all mechanical, then having a poke around would probably find the issue, but if it’s ECU controlled you’ll need to take it to someone who has the test gear and experience to fix it. With no model specific info, I’d guess it really is the wastegate valve itself getting “stuck” and that’s most likely just because it’s “gunged up with crap” from the exhaust.
YMMV.

Diogenes
Diogenes
January 23, 2022 8:33 am

$25 Grand/week was just a guess, sounds like $25 Grand a day would be nearer the mark.

Make or turn-over ? Biiiig difference

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 23, 2022 8:37 am

then Labor and The Greens are part of The Deep State.

A Eureka moment! After years of trying, and like an electronic calendar stuck on 29 February, Dick Ed finally makes a correct statement.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 23, 2022 8:41 am

Dick Ed

So The Crew skim $50 grand a day?

How many are in “The Crew”? What share goes to each? What are you prepared to pay for the ability to walk without pain?

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 23, 2022 8:44 am

Dick Ed

Name one, apart from Surgeons, who get to bury their fuckups.

The results of lawyers’ fuck ups are either poverty or time in jail. How much per hour does a QC/SC charge?

Dot
Dot
January 23, 2022 8:46 am

Who will use the anti trolling law to rid me of this troublesome pest?

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 23, 2022 8:51 am

You know, Boambee John, even on a site with more than it’s fair share of Fools, you’re still the standout.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 23, 2022 9:08 am

Name one, apart from Surgeons, who get to bury their fuckups.

Public Service bugmen.

As alluded to in rickw’s post earlier about the [Lovely People] in the Public Service in general, and ATO in that particular.

#ProcessIsPunishment

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