Open Thread – Weekend 29 Jan 2022


The Death of Germanicus, Nicolas Poussin, 1627

1,387 responses to “Open Thread – Weekend 29 Jan 2022”

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  1. calli Avatar
    calli

    three foot passengers

    A ferry for…ants? 😀

    Have fun and stay safe. I thought Marseilles was one of those “iffy” cities, or was it Toulouse?

  2. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Rate things are going Albo is going to move over and give Andrews the big chair.

  3. dopey Avatar
    dopey

    Don’t worry Sancho. There is no golden goose. Just a goose that laid the golden egg. You wouldn’t be the first to stuff that one up.

  4. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Chinese Supermarkets in Queensland sell Alcohol.
    The only proviso is that the Alcohol component of the purchase is no more than 75% of the total.
    Obviously you’re not going to spend a whole helluva lot there, but Old Town instant coffee bags [15 bags to a big bag for $7] are excellent and they make reasonable crisps too.

  5. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Nah Marseilles is the iffiest, 40% iffy , in fact.

    Toulouse is fine, was there in 2020.
    Toulon is somewhat iffy, which I know from experience.

  6. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I’ll stay away from the banlieues and make sure I’m tucked up in my apartment before nightfall.

  7. Oh come on Avatar
    Oh come on

    So I stocked up on booze today – got enough for a couple of weeks. I think the madness may have passed by then or it’ll be clear which places are more lenient about checking vaxx passports. And if not, well…I guess I’ll be saving some money. Great!

    It’s almost comical how openly punitive McFuckface is being about this.

    No one should be showing vax ID, vaxxed or unvaxxed.

  8. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Anyhow calli as all the smart people know I’m only pretending to be in Europe. 😉

  9. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    March 2020 was a coup

    Absolutely. A virus demands restrictions on gun and ammo sales across multiple states and jurisdictions?

    To bad for the fucking arseholes that most gun shops had nothing left to sell by the time the restrictions came into effect.

  10. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Omicron isn’t letting go in France

    Now 13.5 million cases.

  11. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I chatted briefly to a French lady at the restaurant in Ajaccio yesterday. She’d lived in the US for thirty years and returned to France four years ago, has a son and a grandchild in the US.
    She’d lived in Florida and North Carolina but didn’t have a hint of a southern accent.
    Tried very hard to pick my accent with no success.
    Asked me if I was scared of covid. Obviously ‘no’ was the answer.

  12. calli Avatar
    calli

    Toulon. That was the one.

    Toulouse has the great snags.

    13.5 million cases? Great! Soon everyone will have had it and they can all move on. The governments…less so.

  13. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “I thought Marseilles was one of those “iffy” cities, or was it Toulouse?”

    Toulouse is only “iffy” if you’re a Jewish child walking into a school.

  14. calli Avatar
    calli

    Watching Geraldine McEwan and Alan Rickman hamming it up in Robin Hood. Like Blackadder, it never gets old.

  15. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Bimbette reporter on CH9 news doesn’t know the difference between WWI & WWII

  16. calli Avatar
    calli

    Yes, Cassie. I seemed to remember an atrocity there. Like the poor priest over near Rouen. France is truly blessed with its invaders.

  17. Makka Avatar
    Makka

    Toulon. That was the one.

    Significant pats of the city are no-go’s for cops and ambos. It’s like the worst parrts of North Africa. A navy city. BUT, plenty of great food to be had.

  18. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    “My husband’s reference to Anne Frank at a mandate rally in D.C. was reprehensible and insensitive,” Hines tweeted on Tuesday. “The atrocities that millions endured during the Holocaust should never be compared to anyone or anything. His opinions are not a reflection of my own.”

    Scratch any of Joe Kennedy’s clan and under the surface you will find a thick layer of anti-Semitism.

  19. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Craig Kelly at the Cali in Singleton:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngd6MZijsxM

    UAP will do well but they are spread too thin; they should have concentrated on a few HOR seats and the senate and made sure of candidate validity.

  20. areff Avatar
    areff

    Calli, Robin & Marion is worth a revisit

  21. Ivan Denisovich Avatar
    Ivan Denisovich

    Toulouse is only “iffy” if you’re a Jewish child walking into a school.

    I’ll never forget that one.

  22. areff Avatar
    areff

    Sudden withdrawal from alcohol can be deadly for an habitual drinker without treatment. Deadlier than covid, even.

    Thanks for the warning. I’m hot-footing it to Thirsty Camel in the interests of robust good health.

  23. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Michael Avenatti quizzes Stormy Daniels on her line of lube, her ability to talk to the dead, and her tweets about him being ‘a**-raped in prison’, as he continues bizarre cross-examination of his former client

    Quality j’ism in exelsis. What sort of an imbecile would be remotely interested in this z-grade slow motion train wreck drooling cretinism?

    Stop the bus, etc …

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Famine leaves Afghanistan ‘hanging by a thread’

    By Christina Lamb
    The Sunday Times
    48 minutes ago January 30, 2022
    No Comments

    At the age of eight, Fatima’s future is decided. Her eyes limpid and far away, her clothes tattered emerald green, she would, she says, “like to go to school and study”. Instead, she has been sold in marriage to a man she has not met, to buy bread and time for her starving family.

    In their mud-walled dwelling in western Kabul, Fatima sits on the floor around an unlit stove with her parents, siblings, widowed aunt and grandparents, all shivering, hungry and coughing. Family members proffer dirty plastic bags to me, each bearing stories of despair.

    Her aunt holds a chest x-ray and a diagnosis for tuberculosis, which they have no money to treat, and a photograph of her bloody-faced eldest son killed by a suicide bomb last year. The grandfather tips out a few twigs, scraps of papers and rubbish collected from the street — their only fuel. The last bag is that of Fatima’s father, Lala Jan, from which he pulls out a charred shirt.

    This is what he was wearing the night in 2010 when their house in Sangin was bombed during fighting between Taliban and British forces, leaving him so severely burnt that he spent eight months in hospital and displaced the whole family to the Afghan capital.

    For a long while, he thought that was the worst day of his life.

    But a few months ago, his family were so hungry that he sold Fatima for 150,000 Pakistani rupees ($1209) to buy food. Then last Wednesday things became so desperate, he tried to sell his three-month-old daughter Naghma, still wrapped in swaddling.

    Now he looks round the shack where he lives with his wife, four children, parents, widowed aunt and other family members, and despairs. “I am having to choose between selling my daughters or all starving,” he said.

    Eight pieces of bread a day to feed 30 people is the only aid the family receive. “It’s 20 days since we cooked even a potato,” his wife said.

    That day they will eat leftover rice from the night before given by a neighbour: nothing else. The stove is off despite temperatures that fall to -16C at night. None of the children goes to school. “How can they?” Lala Jan asks, pointing at their ragged clothes and bare feet. The only toy is a plastic comb one of the boys is playing with.

    Lala Jan used to get work as a labourer, bringing in 300 Afghanis ($4.11) a day but he has had none since the Taliban took over in August and foreigners pulled out, prompting the collapse of the economy, which was largely dependent on foreign aid. The currency has lost almost half its value and prices have rocketed.

    Occasionally his father earns 100 Afghanis cobbling or one of the women a few notes from begging.

    Not only does Lala Jan have no income but he still owes 200,000 Afghanis for treatment to his burns. That morning the lenders had come to collect and he had offered them baby Naghma.

    “I told them take my daughter, I have nothing else,” he said.

    They said they would think about it.

    Fatima looks on silently. She will be collected when she reaches puberty. After that her fate will be in the hands of the family that bought her.

    This is the reality of life in a country where according to the UN, 23 million people, more than half the population, face starvation and a million children may die. Already 97 per cent do not have enough to eat. “Afghanistan is hanging by a thread,” warned the UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, last week.

    Not only is the country suffering the worst drought in 30 years, but also a bitterly cold winter, an overnight end to foreign aid and all the work it brought, and the freezing of $US9bn ($12.8bn) of government assets, meaning it cannot pay salaries. All this in a war-torn land that was already one of the poorest on earth and where millions have been widowed or disabled. Now it is feared more may die from hunger than the war.

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sudden withdrawal from alcohol can be deadly for an habitual drinker without treatment. Deadlier than covid, even.

    Sliante!

  26. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    I’ll never forget that one.”

    I’ll never forgive that one.

  27. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Thanks to whoever pointed out the important distinction between a Golden Goose and a goose which lays a Golden Egg.

  28. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Obviously you’re not going to spend a whole helluva lot there, but Old Town instant coffee bags [15 bags to a big bag for $7] are excellent and they make reasonable crisps too

    I’ve never eaten instant coffee bags as crisps before, Grigory.

    Are they any good if sprinkled with ground gypsum?

    #AlwaysProofreadBeforePosting

  29. areff Avatar
    areff

    Lizzie, take that cruise, don’t dare miss it. I’ve jaunted around Portugal/North African ports in a sister vessel — computer assisted fore-and-aft rig, rather than square-rigged one you’re contemplating — and it was by far the best two-week vacation ever.

    Great food, no disco noise all night, small and civilised casino, well stocked library … and small enough to slip into weeny harbours.

    Funny aside: Very few passengers on the ship, no more than 200 at a guess. Ex and I found ourselves sharing a table with a very, very toffy Pommy couple. They seemed very reserved, almost as if they didn’t like Australians.

    Eventually it came out: They’d done a house-swap deal with an Australian couple, who got to stay in their baronnial estate.

    And they got …. a brick-veneer in wonderful multi-cultural Melton.

    That had me laughing my head off, which probably didn’t encourage any revival of tender feelings for Australians.

  30. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Sudden withdrawal from alcohol can be deadly for an habitual drinker without treatment

    Oh, bollocks. I’d be long dead (as well as most of my contemporaries) if that was the case.

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Pay and volunteers: How Vladimir Putin revitalised the army

    By Michael Evans
    The Times
    2 hours ago January 30, 2022
    1 Comment

    Tank for tank, missile for missile, Russia is so far ahead of Ukraine that on paper an invasion might end up being a mad dash to Kiev similar to the lightning advance by US forces across Iraq in 2003.

    The Russian army today is better organised and equipped than it has been for decades, with a motivated and disciplined officer class.

    Despite recent improvements in Ukraine’s forces – including NATO training and combat experience from the eight-year separatist war in the Donbas region – its army is still no match in the field.

    However, just as the US was unable to defeat the insurgency in Iraq, Russia’s ability to quell a broad, post-invasion resistance in Ukraine is an altogether different proposition.

    Andrew Krepinevich, a former senior Pentagon official with 20 years’ experience in the US Army, said Russia’s capabilities had soared since the “embarrassing” 1990s operations in Chechnya, which failed to suppress an insurgency. After the Cold War, the superpower’s debasement was best summed up by images of rusty submarines abandoned in polluted bays along the Kola Peninsula.

    When Vladimir Putin came to power as President on May 7, 2000, his first ambition was to revive the military. He made it clear that he wanted Russia once again to be a force to be reckoned with.

    He converted the army from an organisation that was reliant on underpaid, badly equipped and often bullied conscripts into a largely professional volunteer force of 400,000 soldiers on much-improved wages. Absenteeism, the bane of the old conscript army, was eliminated.

    The average Russian army lieutenant now gets the equivalent of $US1000 a month, which is considered a good wage in civilian life.

    Pentagon chiefs and US combat commanders who have seen the way the Russian military has made its presence felt in different parts of the world, especially in Syria supporting dictator Bashar al-Assad, openly acknowledge the improvement.

    “The compliment that we have to pay to Russia is that they are a learning and adaptive force,” General Philip Breedlove, a former NATO supreme allied commander in Europe, told The New York Times.

    “Every time we see them in conflict, they get a little better.”

    In 2017, a Russian frigate in the Caspian Sea fired three Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in eastern Syria 1300km away.

    American commanders were taken by surprise. They did not even know that the Russian navy had such weapons operating in the region.

    The Times

  32. Fat Tony Avatar
    Fat Tony

    rosie says:
    January 30, 2022 at 6:51 pm
    I see srr and sycophants took exception to me doing what indolent does all the time

    That’s always the way with you Tokyo Rosie – anyone who disagrees with you is a troll or a sycophant or in my case, you accused me of being Memory Vault and stated I had some sort of “thing” going for calli.

    There’s a lot of good people on here, and plenty who have the odd outburst. I think most act in good faith.

    But you are just plain nasty & vindictive. There is no cure for that.

  33. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    Sudden withdrawal from alcohol can be deadly for an habitual drinker without treatment

    I stopped imbibing alcohol the day I was diagnosed with Cirrhosis of the Liver & told I’d be dead within 3 months if I didn’t .. I’d spent the previous 10 years on “skid row” living rough and drinking whatever including meths .. I was neither offered or sort any form of “treatment” other than medical for the Cirrhosis .. the ongoing withdrawal symptoms (3 years) weren’t pleasant but none came close to being deadly..

  34. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    The black sludge stage is terrible.

    Ok, who picked black brain-eating fungus for 2022?

    Doctors find black mould growing on man’s brain: ‘Can’t believe you’re alive’ (28 Jan)

    The patient, from Rhode Island, USA, described the story of how he was diagnosed with having cladophialophora bantiana, which is an extremely rare tropical fungus. If this fungus penetrates a person’s brain, it can cause a number of severe neurological problems and is usually fatal. … Mr Bottenus believes that he contracted the fungus while biking through a particularly dusty part of Costa Rica in 2018.

    That’s Costa Rica off the bucket list.

  35. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Rosie,
    If you weren’t gloating about a death why did you mention it at all?
    Certainly came across as gloating.
    I was surprised. I expect you are better than that.

  36. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “shatterzzzsays:
    January 30, 2022 at 8:30 pm”

    Kol hakavod to you for coming through.

  37. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lizzie, take that cruise, don’t dare miss it.

    OK, I will do my best to pass the plus seventy-five test! Roar up and down a few spiral staircases, which I am used to, for we had one in our beach house a few years ago. Given that a very trendy young French couple on the Hurtigruten cruise to the Arctic circle from Norway asked to be seated next to us because the couple they were seated with were ‘too old’, I think maybe I will still make it. We ended up great pals and they even invited us to their pad in Paris – for a stay sometime. We sort of collect these invitations, never really taking them up though. As with Natalyia (Natasha), single-travelling wife of a Russian oil oligrarch we met on Grigs fave, the enormous Ovation of the Seas, who still sends me Christmas pics of their out of Moscow ‘dacha’, and says we’re welcome to stay in their holiday apartment in Montenegro. That’s the travelling life for you. 🙂

    As for Rosie’s intrepid adventures, onya girl. You are doing so well and impressing us all as well as doing something great for yourself.

  38. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    OCO

    It’s almost comical how openly punitive McFuckface is being about this.

    He thinks he is still in the Navy, and can follow the line that “The floggings will continue until morale improves”? Is is possible for an electorate to mutiny?

  39. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    ps Rosie. Please stay safe.
    Marseilles has never been a good place for a single woman at night.
    Don’t forget too it is the home of the ‘pull the girl by the hair and beat her up’ striped t-shirt dance.
    They practice it on the streets beforehand.

  40. Dot Avatar

    Why bring up the Tulip Bulb Mania when there’s what appears to be an irrational boom going on right now with Bitcoin and the like . BTC will eventually make it’s way to close to zero.

    Come on, man! A 14 year long “”irrational” boom”?

  41. JC Avatar

    That’s Costa Rica off the bucket list.

    Why the fuck? You were diagnosed with it a few weeks ago.

  42. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Famine leaves Afghanistan ‘hanging by a thread’

    By Christina Lamb
    The Sunday Times
    48 minutes ago January 30, 2022
    No Comments

    At the age of eight, Fatima’s future is decided. Her eyes limpid and far away, her clothes tattered emerald green, she would, she says, “like to go to school and study”. Instead, she has been sold in marriage to a man she has not met, to buy bread and time for her starving family.

    I wonder how much Christina Lamb gave the family from her generous salary and allowances to help them?

  43. Dot Avatar

    That’s Costa Rica off the bucket list.

    What’s the point of a bucket list if you become totally risk averse?

  44. JC Avatar

    Just because it hasn’t happened before (14 years) doesn’t mean it can’t happen, Dot.

    In any event I don’t believe in bubbles and bullshit like that. At some stage, people may end up realizing BTC isn’t worth what they thought.

  45. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Shatterzz
    Well done.
    That deserves a drink.
    I’ll have it if you don’t want it.

  46. Dot Avatar

    History suggests that an asset class being valued above zero for 14 years with no fraud possible and limited supply; that it has intrinsic value.

  47. JC Avatar

    What’s the point of a bucket list if you become totally risk averse?

    He’s a numbers man. 40 people get it a year in those sub-tropical regions which therefore means he’s odds on to get it if he visits.

  48. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I wonder how much Christina Lamb gave the family from her generous salary and allowances to help them?

    Wasn’t there an A.B.C. camera crew in Ethiopia, filming starving children, and who got quite hot under the collar, when it was suggested they could have loaded the children into their vehicle and taken them to the nearest U.N. aid post?

  49. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    What’s the point of a bucket list if you become totally risk averse?

    Do you have fungus-brain syndrome too Dot?
    Seems very infectious lately.
    Turns brains into black sludge, I hear.

  50. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    Famine leaves Afghanistan ‘hanging by a thread’

    Like the muslims in Burma, international opinion is likely to remain uninterested despite the best efforts of the press to conjure up another Live Aid moment.

  51. Dot Avatar

    Um…all I know about Lat Am. is maybe half of Brazilian chicks have been exposed to toxoplasma gondii.

  52. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    all I know about Lat Am. is maybe half of Brazilian chicks have been exposed to toxoplasma gondii.

    Cat ladies?
    Seems unlikely.
    Unless you mean this.

  53. Zatara Avatar
    Zatara

    The Dems ALWAYS cheat. In 2020, a confluence of circumstances came together that allowed them to cheat on a scale that flipped the result – temporary measures put in place due to Covid that weakened election security in battleground states, large numbers of election workers that genuinely believed Trump was worse than Hitler and willing to do whatever it took to get rid of him, a GOP establishment that preferred a Democrat establishment candidate victory over their own candidate, inadequate GOP oversight of the count, inadequate preparation by the Trump campaign to assemble a solid legal team to fight the imposition of Covid measures pre-election and contest the outcome effectively, and an enthusiastic yet naive group of voters that had no idea how low the Dems were willing to stoop to in order to get their guy over the line.

    Spot on Oco. Particularly your point regarding the Covid nonsense creating a window of opportunity to create massive and illegal breaking of voting laws regarding everything from vote harvesting and drop boxes to extending the allowed period for voting, to cleaning of voter rolls as “emergency procedures”. What they did is being addressed, albeit slowly, by the state courts and legislatures the Dems don’t control.

    Some examples:

    Wisconsin Judge Bans Ballot Drop Boxes, Says Election Officials Broke The Law

    Court ruling puts mail-in voting on hold in Pennsylvania

    Louisiana Decides to Suspend Use of Soros-Funded Voter Roll Clean-Up Sytem – ERIC

    AZ State Senator Wendy Rogers Drops 88 Bills: “We Are Going Back to In-Person One Day One Vote NO MACHINES And Paper Ballots With Watermarks”

    Will they cheat again? Of course. But the Covid fiasco provided them a huge opportunity to do so that they are unlikely to see again.

    Whoever made the point that the RINOs didn’t help the situation because they wanted Trump gone are spot on as well. That was another huge enabling factor which will of course happen again to some degree, but hopefully Trump is merely playing a stalking horse role for now absorbing all the Dem attention and treachery and the Reps insert their real candidate later in the process.

  54. JC Avatar

    What is the intrinsic value , Dot? It’s too volatile to be a unit of account and if it isn’t a currency then how can you use it as a store of value? Also, here’s the point someone made recently, which I agree with.

    To paraphrase as I forget where it came from.

    “There is nothing about BTC other than price information. There is essentially nothing else.

    For an asset such as BTC a price fall doesn’t have the effect of making it cheaper and therefore increasingly more attractive (with falling prices). BTC price falls makes it less attractive and perversely more expensive.

    The reason is because the only information about the thing is the price. That’s it. ”

    I don’t recall where it came from, but I totally agree.

  55. calli Avatar
    calli

    you accused me of being Memory Vault and stated I had some sort of “thing” going for calli.

    Good Lord! I hope not.

    You would find me a great disappointment. 😀

  56. Dot Avatar

    What is the intrinsic value , Dot? It’s too volatile to be a unit of account and if it isn’t a currency then how can you use it as a store of value? Also, here’s the point someone made recently, which I agree with.

    What’s the intrinsic value of 1 AUD?

    The volatility of BTC is simply indicative of the USD volatility.

    If you can’t explain the intrinsic value of fiat; then why would you use it as a store of value?

    The fact is wealthy people use land or equities to store wealth – younger people use crypto (and crazy old me uses philately and art [and poor old beat up CAD 🙁 ]).

    Cash is simply there ready to go for arbitrage opportunities, or if you have a squirrel like mentality.

  57. Dot Avatar

    …and numismatics…you can consider it a form of art collection too. I would kill for a Lion and Una.

  58. calli Avatar
    calli

    Might have been Ellie.

    She’s a “have a thing for” type. Saucy wench.

  59. Old bloke Avatar
    Old bloke

    cohenite says:
    January 30, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Craig Kelly at the Cali in Singleton:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngd6MZijsxM

    Thanks. Noted at the 14 mins mark that Craig said that the TGA and the BoM will be called to account, or words to that effect. The last person to suggest a BoM audit was Tony Abbott, and he was sacked the next day.

  60. srr Avatar
    srr

    Miss Anthropist says:
    January 30, 2022 at 8:31 pm
    Rosie,
    If you weren’t gloating about a death why did you mention it at all?
    Certainly came across as gloating.
    I was surprised. I expect you are better than that.

    Yep, Indolant doesn’t post of deaths where no one in the public knows the cause, as, “FROM COVID”.
    That’s what rosie does to mock & terrorise the Un-Jabbed, as she does here –

    rosie says:
    January 30, 2022 at 12:09 am

    before indolent gets a chance to post it, at new York post
    https://nypost.com/2022/01/29/washington-trooper-who-defied-state-vaccine-mandate-and-told-gov-to-kiss-my-a-dies-from-covid-19/

    So what does, “before indolent gets a chance to post it”, mean, when you know everyone knows Indolent doesn’t post Pro-Jab Propaganda as fact?

    It means you chose to make a sick joke about a man who died because he refused to be Jabbed.

    But you’ll be right, won’t you rosie.

    Long gone are the days of the old Cat when it was valuable because no one let anyone get away with lies, not even their friends.

    Now it’s just non-stop The Tribe spitting on those who won’t bow to The Tribe, and most other who don’t want to become the spat upon, keeping schtum & letting the bullshitters rule the court.

    And as usual, you wait for what you lie about to be buried deep in the threads before posting your lies, so few will bother to go back & check that what you assert is anywhere what was actually said … so here’s the truth, you lover of the lie –

    s”rr says:
    January 30, 2022 at 1:27 am
    ‘rosie says:
    January 30, 2022 at 12:09 am
    before indolent gets a chance to post it, at new York post’

    There are unconfirmed reports LaMay died due to COVID-19 complications. KHQ is working to verify that information.

    His Facebook page was deleted last week when he fell ill with COVID-19 and was put on a ventilator.

    So, ‘rosie/notafan of the truth’, is again cackling over the death of someone who refused to goose-step in line with the UN Agenda/what she sells.

    ‘Of’ or ‘With’ Covid aside, we don’t know the details of his illness let alone his treatment but we’re told he was put on a ventilator, something that’s now long been know to be a hurry along to death.
    In other words, a “complication” “due to” Covid.
    Patients not being allowed to have any of the variety of other, safe treatments, with near 100% success rates, could be considered another “complication” “due to” Covid.

    Yeah but silly little details like that, or even having the cause of death confirmed, mean diddly squat to rosie/notafan of the truth. All that matters to her is making jokes out of people who refuse to bend the knee to the UN.”

  61. Fat Tony Avatar
    Fat Tony

    calli says:
    January 30, 2022 at 9:09 pm
    you accused me of being Memory Vault and stated I had some sort of “thing” going for calli.

    Good Lord! I hope not.

    You would find me a great disappointment. ?

    More likely, you would find me a great disappointment.

    Thing is calli, you have never been nasty, vindictive or even short-tempered with any of us clowns on this site. And there’s been plenty of times when you would have been justified to use “righteous anger “.
    I always read your posts – always.

  62. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Today I learned that JFK recorded everything in his Oval office too.
    But unlike Nixon who had 8 years, JFK had just under 3 years of tapes.
    And they’re taking their sweet time declassifying them.

  63. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    half of Brazilian chicks have been exposed to toxoplasma gondii.

    is a brazillion a lot?

  64. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    My compatriot, Señor Nadal, is turning into a sweat puddle at the tennis.

  65. srr Avatar
    srr

    “mh says:
    January 30, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Premier hints third jab mandate on horizon

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has criticised anti-vaxxers, labelling them “wrong”, while hinting it will only be a matter of time before a third-jab mandate is implemented.
    The state reported 10,589 new infections and 20 deaths on Sunday.

    Currently only 31 per cent of Victorians have received a booster shot, despite hundreds of thousands of appointments now being available and 2.1 million people now eligible.

    Mr Andrews said movement around third dose mandates would likely happen in the next week or so.

    “I think it’s only a matter of time before the relevant federal agencies confirm that it is three doses to be protected,” he said.

    “There’s already been some mandating done for third doses, and there will be more.

    “Those who are not vaccinated have made the wrong choice. They’ve made a choice that puts so many other people at risk. I could not be more clear about that.”

    ***

    So now the narrative has flipped again.
    The vaxxed are once again at risk from the unvaxxed.
    This is getting silly.”

  66. Fat Tony Avatar
    Fat Tony

    calli says:
    January 30, 2022 at 9:13 pm
    Might have been Ellie.

    She’s a “have a thing for” type. Saucy wench.

    Nah, it was Tokyo Rosie. I’d just had a tongue-in-cheek go at her for referring to Struth as St Ruth – how it was a violation of Catholicism to mock someone as a Saint. Along those lines.
    I don’t think she appreciated it.

  67. JC Avatar

    What’s the intrinsic value of 1 AUD?

    Dunno, because the AUD’s value is measured both as a unit of account and relative value ie against other currencies. Today, the 1 Aud buys 70 cents US for instance.

    The volatility of BTC is simply indicative of the USD volatility.

    No it’s not. No way. Implied vol for BTC is 75%. Implied vol for the USD against say the Aussie is around 10%. Both implieds are for around a year.

    If you can’t explain the intrinsic value of fiat; then why would you use it as a store of value?

    I can’t because I don’t believe the definition correctly applies to currencies – especially fiat. You can use it as a store of value, but with inflation it loses value.

    The fact is wealthy people use land or equities to store wealth – younger people use crypto (and crazy old me uses philately and art [and poor old beat up CAD ? ]).

    Younger people are often inexperienced.

  68. Dot Avatar

    “I think it’s only a matter of time before the relevant federal agencies confirm that it is three doses to be protected,” he said.

    Hmm. So sciency. The government makes science at the government owned science factory.

  69. Pedro the Loafer Avatar
    Pedro the Loafer

    After seeing boatloads of fit young Afghan men lobbing into Australia and many other Western countries with nary a woman or child to be seen among the passengers, I have to admit that I am finding it hard to feel sorry for the starving mob left in Afghanistan.

    Their young men refused to defend the place against the Taliban, relying on foreign soldiers to do the hard yards and then either fled the place or turned their coats five minutes after the last US plane took off from Kabul.

    Cowards is not too strong a word in my opinion.

  70. Dot Avatar

    No it’s not. No way. Implied vol for BTC is 75%. Implied vol for the USD against say the Aussie is around 10%. Both implieds are for around a year.

    In 2008, what was the implied volatility for the AUD?

    BTC is legal tender in Japan and it is being adopted in places with joke central banks.

    This would be beautiful with market set or limited currency supply.

    https://mises.org/library/panama-has-no-central-bank

  71. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    Famine leaves Afghanistan ‘hanging by a thread’

    Yeah right.

    Not satisfied with $80 billion or so in weapons, the Taliban start a propaganda campaign so the West will fund their domestic agenda. Of course our ridiculous governments will cave and our hard-earned dollars will be heading straight to the Mullahs.

    They know an easy mark when they see one.

  72. srr Avatar
    srr

    Connect_The_Dots ?????????
    @Triggering_Libs
    ·
    Jan 29
    If you watch this and don’t share it, delete me. Not kidding….

    https://gettr.com/post/pr74xibd2a

  73. Dot Avatar

    Their young men refused to defend the place against the Taliban, relying on foreign soldiers to do the hard yards and then either fled the place or turned their coats five minutes after the last US plane took off from Kabul.

    Unarmed men who refuse to fight well armed fanatics are smart, in the least.

    Cowards is not too strong a word in my opinion.

    Unarmed civilians with no body armour against well armed fanatics are called target practice.

  74. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    After seeing boatloads of fit young Afghan men lobbing into Australia and many other Western countries with nary a woman or child to be seen among the passengers

    I’ve nothing but the most withering of contempt for those douche nozzles, but it’s a bit hard on the women and kids they left behind.

  75. srr Avatar
    srr

    TheFuriousOne
    @TheFuriousOne
    ·
    16s

    Leaked Database Shows U.S. Military Disease Skyrocketing After Covid-19 Inoculations
    https://rumble.com/vti3g8-leaked-database-shows-u.s.-military-disease-skyrocketing-after-covid-19-ino.html

    Data leaked from the Defense Health Agencies Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED) shows skyrocketing levels of disease among military personnel. Percentage Increase Over The Last Five Years ?H

    rumble.com

  76. Dot Avatar

    I sense a lot of McCain voters here.

  77. Zyconoclast Avatar
    Zyconoclast

    After seeing boatloads of fit young Afghan men lobbing into Australia and many other Western countries

    Traditionally this is called an invasion.

  78. srr Avatar
    srr

    rwmalonemd
    @rwmalonemd
    ·
    Jan 29
    Hippies for censorship
    Neil Young’s grumpy war on Joe Rogan is a betrayal of everything he once stood for.
    (Let’s also discuss Young’s huge conflict of interest in owning a ton of Pfizer stock…)

    Hippies for censorship
    https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/01/27/hippies-for-censorship/

    Neil Young’s grumpy war on Joe Rogan is a betrayal of everything he once stood for.

    http://www.spiked-online.com

  79. Fat Tony Avatar
    Fat Tony

    Premier hints third jab mandate on horizon

    By increasing the number of jabs to be officially vaccinated, eventually a very large percentage of the population will be unvaccinated, even though they have had 3 or more jabs.

    So when the real problems caused by these “vaccines” start becoming apparent, the arseholes will say they are mostly the unvaccinated and then bring in more restrictions (fascism).

    All this shit is not going to go away peacefully – those POSs in power have too much to lose if everything they have done or enabled becomes public knowledge.

  80. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    Unarmed men who refuse to fight well armed fanatics are smart, in the least.

    No. They are cowards. Soon to be slaves or dead.

  81. Dot Avatar

    I heard a few more adverse reaction anecdotes today; from boosters; all Pfizer IIRC.

    The problem is people are not reporting their events and the political machine is lying about how many that are reported anyway and gaslighting anyone who brings them up.

  82. JC Avatar

    In 2008, what was the implied volatility for the AUD?

    I can’t recall, but I guess it was very high, but what’s the point?

    BTC is legal tender in Japan and it is being adopted in places with joke central banks.

    No biggie, but prices is not based on BTC on it’s own. Transactions are either hedged or they done immediately and the new owner likely converts directly to Yen.

    Also Panama uses the Dollar to settle internal transactions, Dot.

  83. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    I sense a lot of McCain voters here.

    Pizzas are yum, even frozen ones.
    Ah McCain you’ve done it again!

  84. Zyconoclast Avatar
    Zyconoclast

    Today I learned that JFK recorded everything in his Oval office too.
    But unlike Nixon who had 8 years, JFK had just under 3 years of tapes.
    And they’re taking their sweet time declassifying them.

    Trump 2024?

  85. Dot Avatar

    Also Panama uses the Dollar to settle internal transactions, Dot.

    It’s time for them to move onto something that doesn’t lose so much value.

  86. Dot Avatar

    Bruce you are uttering deplorable words.

  87. Fat Tony Avatar
    Fat Tony

    Dot says:
    January 30, 2022 at 9:36 pm
    …Unarmed civilians with no body armour against well armed fanatics are called target practice.

    That might be so, Dot, but what decent man would piss off to another country and leave his family behind?

  88. JC Avatar

    It’s time for them to move onto something that doesn’t lose so much value.

    Okay. BTC basically halved since Nov, Dot.

  89. Dot Avatar

    BTC since 2008 – 0 to 40 k USD.

    1 USD since 1913: 0.036 cents.

  90. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And they’re taking their sweet time declassifying them.

    I’m quoting Seymour Hersh’s book “The Dark Side of Camelot” but, IIRC, those tapes were declassified over twenty years, beginning in the mid 1970’s.

  91. JC Avatar

    Dot, you cannot run an economy on BTC as it’s too volatile. Please.

  92. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    They released another bunch in 2021.

  93. Dot Avatar

    That might be so, Dot, but what decent man would piss off to another country and leave his family behind?

    That depends on what the trade-off is. Are they going to kill you and leave your family no worse off than you would treat them, or would be permitted to treat them under the regime?

    These guys likely aren’t angels, they’re not emotionally supportive kings on instagram supporting their wife’s active wear line, no doubt some really aren’t refugees.

  94. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce you are uttering deplorable words.

    Thanks for that nice compliment Dot! I like Maccas too from time to time.
    Must try the new Dominos outlet which recently replaced our local Vietnamese fish & chip shop.

  95. Dot Avatar

    Never thought I’d see Bruce troll for SRR but there you go.

  96. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Bwah ha ha ha ha.
    I think BTC holders have been flushed out.

  97. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    That might be so, Dot, but what decent man would piss off to another country and leave his family behind?

    They’ve only left them behind temporarily.
    The lies about starvation aren’t to solicit money for Aid, that’s sooooo 20th Century.
    They’re bringing them here, for a better life.
    Too bad about my aspirations for a better life, though.

  98. C.L. Avatar
    C.L.

    What the hell is happening with crypto, JC?
    Tulip time?

  99. Dot Avatar

    “Too volatile but we shouldn’t have sticky wages”

    Come on, man!

  100. Fat Tony Avatar
    Fat Tony

    Dot says:
    January 30, 2022 at 9:58 pm
    That might be so, Dot, but what decent man would piss off to another country and leave his family behind?

    That depends on what the trade-off is. Are they going to kill you and leave your family no worse off than you would treat them, or would be permitted to treat them under the regime?

    We may have different definitions of what a decent man is.

  101. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Daily Mail. All right, which of you lot was it?

    Cheeky moment man waltzes into a service station NAKED – before casually paying for his fuel and walking out

    A middle-aged man has been filmed walking into a Sydney petrol station naked
    The bizarre incident took place at Edgecliff BP on Thursday during the day
    Footage shows the man nonchalantly paying for fuel in the nude then leaving

  102. JC Avatar
    JC

    Dot , we have sticky wages. How would that work in a BTC regime?

    CL

    Crypto is worth zero. 🙂

  103. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    They’re a confused rabble, but they aren’t the Liars. NSW has acted nothing like Victoria, so there’s that.

    No, they just introduced apartheid to Australia. I will never forget.

  104. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    ‘Tweren’t me.
    I’m far hairier than he. (Flowing beard for starters)

  105. C.L. Avatar
    C.L.

    Sky’s new Blame Game is obviously aiming for the arts faculty lounge demographic.

  106. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Why does the MSM label those of us that are pro-choice anti-vaxxers?
    This is deplorable behaviour and unAustralian.
    Anyone would think they are pro fascist yobs.

  107. incoherent rambler Avatar
    incoherent rambler

    Try telling either of us this country hasn’t turned to shit.

    Looks like it.
    Feels like it.
    Smells like it.
    Tastes like it.

    Definitely shit!

    Supported by The Science

  108. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Thursday is when I get paid a pittance pension from DVA.
    It’s all a bit hazy.
    Did the fellow have someone else’s shoes on?
    Was my missus driving?

  109. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Indolent
    Only a fool forgets.
    The fascists can kiss my arse.

  110. Dot Avatar

    BTC would operate like the gold price adjustment/specie flow model.

    Anyway, don’t read Nathan Lewis, despite being correct about gold (it’s good!), he’s an anti economics crank and poison.

    “Germany’s current account surplus is why the EU is stagnant, also, the BOP was always nonsense”

    Nonsense on mile high stilts.

    How that crackpot ever got to write for Cato or Heritage is truly embarrassing for those institutions.

  111. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thursday is when I get paid a pittance pension from DVA.

    Wot ‘e said!

  112. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thursday is when I get paid a pittance pension from DVA.

    I’m reading an account of some of the more monumental lurks ever pulled on D.V.A – the bloke who left three widows behind would have to be up there…

  113. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Zulu,
    ANZMI had some classics. If you can find it on the net these days.
    I knew a few of them. Shonky bastards made it harder for everyone.

  114. Dot Avatar

    Big if true

    Looks like Dinseh D’Souza is a producer so it will likely be reliable, even if his personal style I find grating.

  115. JC Avatar

    BTC would operate like the gold price adjustment/specie flow model.

    Yes I understand that the gold specie worked well, but the drawdowns in terms of sudden recessions were pretty bad.

    Look, as you know I have doubts about BTC, but I’m more optimistic about a digital currency being introduced by the central banks. China is about to float its own this year I think and the two central banks – the ECB and the Fed are working on something. Even the RBA is looking into it.

    This is potentially a huge threat to the banking system if people are allowed to have accounts with the central banks. I have a lot of US bank stocks and I’m worried for the longer term.

  116. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ANZMI had some classics. If you can find it on the net these days.

    I clashed with two of those arzeholes in my time in the A.D.F. – I pizzed myself laughing, loud and long, when they turned up on ANZMI….

    I live in a part of the world where there are a lot of ex – servicemen, from various countries live. “Clearance Divers” “Special Air Service Regiment ” scoundrels don’t last very long at all…

  117. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    ANZMI had some classics. If you can find it on the net these days.

    Forced into closing down/dormancy because someone in a Brisbane RSL decided they didn’t like the ANZMI crew overmuch, entrapped them with the help of a few mates and took them to court.

    The matter is still being fought.

    I thought they did good work, but there will always be folks who dislike whatever they deem to be ‘Tall Poppies’ or gatekeepers.

  118. Fat Tony Avatar
    Fat Tony

    Indolent says:
    January 30, 2022 at 10:21 pm
    They’re a confused rabble, but they aren’t the Liars. NSW has acted nothing like Victoria, so there’s that.

    No, they just introduced apartheid to Australia. I will never forget.

    The same in Queensland – I am now a second class citizen.
    Over 50 years of working, to be rendered a 2nd class citizen by a fucking parasite called Pony Girl.

    The fascist canute who inherited a safe Labour seat from Daddy and has never worked a day in her whole fucking useless parasitic life.

    So I have retired now – coulda kept working for quite a few more years, but fuck ém. There’s $1000 / week less income tax going into their (Feds) kitty, and I’ll drain whatever I can out of the “system”.
    Also won’t be putting the $5000+ per year into the health system (Medicare levy & surcharge).

    Also I am an organ donor – but probably for not much longer.

  119. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Tim Blair in the Tele, and apropos of Gracie Tame’s Morrison-related tanty the other day:

    ‘It was nice of The Bangles to lend her that jacket, though.’

  120. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I thought they did good work,

    Friend of mine was wounded in an ambush in Vietnam. He became a fairly reclusive soul, lived alone in the Wheatbelt – I valued his friendship. He rang one night in some distress – someone in the Eastern States was claiming to have been wounded in the same ambush, was making a claim on DVA, and citing said friend as witness. (He must have thought they would never track down said friend…)

    I had the sheer, sadistic joy of ringing back said friend and telling him “Your mate “M***** Q****, has got his name all over ANZMI as a ” scoundrel.” You don’t worry about him.”

  121. Dot Avatar

    Tony it is morally acceptable to take welfare now, you have been coerced out of a job for a joke medical therapy.

  122. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The fascist canute who inherited a safe Labour seat from Daddy and has never worked a day in her whole fucking useless parasitic life.

    Don’t you hold back now – you tell us exactly what you think!

  123. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    And didn’t the ANZMI website just disappear overnight?

  124. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I linked a iirc fairly conservative new york post article made a comment about indolent.
    As usual fat faulty can’t help himself not missant

    How you got gloating from that is beyond me.
    I was making a point about all the rubbish that gets a pass here
    I don’t revel in the deaths of others.

  125. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    <blockquoteI’d spent the previous 10 years on “skid row” living rough and drinking whatever including meths ..

    That must’ve been a tough time, Shatterzzz, as well as the three years of drying out. There’s a fair dose of hearbreak and misery in that lot. All credit to you now as a granddad and blog writer.

    Hairy’s just watching a Foxtel show made in Baku about Baku – lots of shots of the place in the late 30’s and then all of the history of how they avoided armageddon about three times over as the Allies, the Germans and the Ruskies all considered blowing the town to smithereens as the war advanced and retreated. But it survived.

    Biggest oil producing town in Russia, supplying 70% of oil requirements in WW2.

    I noticed in those early shots of people going about their business, enjoying life on the lakeshore etc, that the young women were all absolutely beautiful, with fine bone structure and raven hair. It’s good to know that they didn’t become incinerated; lucky break. I couldn’t bear watching the whole thing.

  126. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And didn’t the ANZMI website just disappear overnight?

    Indeed.

  127. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform
  128. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Looks like my cafe ban comes into force tomorrow. A dark day for democracy in Australia.

  129. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Baku is the capital city of Azerbaijan.

  130. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    First impressions of Marseilles

    Went to mass at St Laurent, Gothic Church with incredibly bare interior
    Turns out it was dynamited by the Germans in 1943, along with its PP who refused to leave and was only restored in 1996.
    The entire quarter was dymanited and many inhabitants interned. Mostly descendants of Neapolitan immigrants, who make up many of the names of the world war one dead whose names adorn the shattered and put back together honour role in the church.
    I had lunch on the former Greek agora with a view of that famous church on the hill.
    A few rough heads drinking in the square but plenty of normies too.
    Oh and I got asked to do a reading at mass, I politely declined.

  131. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    The big museum is just across the way, no doubt not open tomorrow but I shall go.
    I also spotted a fragonard shop so might be an opportunity to buy a few light weight gifts for family at home.

  132. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Thanks Cassie for the reminder about Toulouse, I can vividly recall certain details of that atrocity.

  133. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform
  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Activist plea: help me pay my $2m legal bill

    Exclusive
    John Ferguson
    Associate Editor
    @fergusonjw
    ASSOCIATE EDITOR
    An hour ago January 30, 2022

    The climate change activist who failed to eject Josh Frydenberg from parliament over his citizenship says he faces a legal bill of between $1m and $2m and has openly resorted to a publicity campaign to stave off financial ruin.

    Melbourne man Michael Staindl, 68, was ordered to pay the Treasurer’s costs after the Federal Court found there was no ­evidence to back his claim under section 44 of the Constitution that Mr Frydenberg was ineligible to stay in parliament because of his mother’s Hungarian citizenship.

    Mr Staindl has written to fellow climate change activists in inner-eastern Melbourne pleading for help, saying he has no chance of finding the money needed to pay for the legal action.

    An email to the Lighter Footprints lobby group details Mr Staindl’s concerns but also his insistence that the case he brought against Mr Frydenberg, who declined to comment, had substance. “I have no further legal options or financial options,’’ he laments.

    “Frydenberg through his lawyers Arnold Block (sic) Liebler (sic) has said he plans to take and sell my wife’s house, and accordingly he issued bankruptcy proceedings on Christmas Eve (two days after burying my 93-year-old father and with my wife just out of hospital and very ill).

    “Publicity is my last-ditch hope.”

    Mr Staindl, a prominent climate change activist, said he had acted on what he had “perceived” to be Mr Frydenberg’s falsehoods over climate. He said when questions had arisen over Mr Frydenberg’s citizenship, he received a report from a Hungarian professor who said Mr Frydenberg had a Hungarian bloodline and therefore citizenship.

    “Please forgive this personal appeal but I need all the help I can get in spreading this message,” he writes in the email to Lighter Footprints.

    Mr Staindl also asks members to spread the word on an article in The Age last week, where he said he did not have the cash to pay court-ordered legal fees of $410,000, plus interest.

    The email suggests the total bill is now between $1m and $2m when all costs are considered.

    “I was probably a bit naive, I thought Frydenberg’s side would be covered by the government,’’ he told The Age.

    “I didn’t realise that I would potentially be liable for Frydenberg’s case,” Mr Staindl said. “I also didn’t realise my star witness would vanish two weeks before the case.’’

    The case was based on Mr Staindl’s false claim Mr Frydenberg should be disqualified under the Constitution because he was entitled to Hungarian citiz­enship through his mother, Erica.

    Dear Mr Staindll – climate change activist. Please accept my personal cheque for one million dollars, to help with your legal costs – Zimbabwean dollars…

  135. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    The circumstances of Frydenburg’s mother’s alleged ‘Hungarian citizenship ‘ are so distressing the man should be ashamed he went there.
    Not feeling very sympathetic.

  136. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Tony it is morally acceptable to take welfare now, you have been coerced out of a job for a joke medical therapy.

    Welfare is just the return of your taxes. My pension and NDIS would be a few years of taxes. I probably owe them a bit for the surgery and 9 months of hospitalisation. 🙂

  137. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:

    January 30, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    And didn’t the ANZMI website just disappear overnight?

    Indeed

    Perhaps started with honourable intent, but the suspicion is that they got a little over-zealous and cut corners on corroboration.
    “I don’t remember him at all” from a single witness in his 70’s about events from fifty years ago is a bit fraught.

  138. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    The climate change activist who failed to eject Josh Frydenberg from parliament over his citizenship says he faces a legal bill of between $1m and $2m and has openly resorted to a publicity campaign to stave off financial ruin.

    Unforced error.
    Self-inflicted wound.

    He broke the golden rule of litigation.

  139. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    The climate change activist who failed to eject Josh Frydenberg from parliament over his citizenship says he faces a legal bill of between $1m and $2m and has openly resorted to a publicity campaign to stave off financial ruin.

    Crimea River.

  140. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    I’d normally be asleep at this hour on Sunday night, but I can’t take my eyes off the epic men’s tennis final in Melbourne.

  141. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Blokes who wear medals they didn’t earn and invent a military past are more to be pitied than anything.
    Fuck, we’ve all pumped up our own tyres on CVs (without necessarily lying), but what sort of sad case struts around with misappropriated medals?

  142. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Rosie,
    The optics weren’t good.
    But if it happened as you say you were judged unfairly.
    And a bit harshly.

  143. Fat Tony Avatar
    Fat Tony

    rosie says:
    January 30, 2022 at 11:38 pm
    I linked a iirc fairly conservative new york post article made a comment about indolent.
    As usual fat faulty can’t help himself not missant

    Go fuck yourself Tokyo Rosie – you’re one sick bitch

  144. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    First Newspoll out for 2022 in Teh Paywallian. SloMo probably wishes he had gone to Hawaii instead.

  145. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I’m well aware that I have no rights to my own views, own thoughts, own observations or even my own location

    For these I must bow to the prophets of catallaxy.

  146. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I see someone still earnestly and truthfully scrolls all my posts.

  147. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    “I didn’t realise that I would potentially be liable for Frydenberg’s case,” Mr Staindl said.

    You’re a fuckwit then.
    And a liar.
    At every stage his lawyer would have explained the potential for award of costs.

    “I also didn’t realise my star witness would vanish two weeks before the case.’’

    Oh, yeah.
    No doubt the mysterious perfesser who told him Friedenberg was locked in Hungarian.
    Surely he signed an affidavit or stat dec to that effect before you launched on this folly?
    Didn’t he?

  148. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Superb weather here.
    Got a bit sunburnt yesterday 🙂
    I’m at a loss why this is the low season.

    So low my accommodation was half price.

  149. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Sancho Panzer,
    Lots of people with medals they didn’t earn. They got them anyway.
    I know a few with more than 10 on their group that embarrassed them.
    But they had been issued and they had to put them up.
    I have no medals. Sent them back last year in protest at the rising tide of fascism in this country and the part the Defence Forces are laying in it.

  150. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Miss A.
    That is exactly what happened.
    It was a link, the like of which Indolent links to twenty times a day and simply making that point.
    Someone found “gloating” in there and it suddenly became fact.
    Classic verballing.
    Possibly not Faulty, but out of the Faulty playbook.

  151. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    the epic men’s tennis final in Melbourne.

    it’s stunning and awesome

    unlike the sheilas … I’ve seen Pomeranians chase balls with more vigor that the wymynsys

  152. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Sancho
    Couldn’t do his homework.
    Hungarian Jews were stripped of their citizenship and rendered stateless.
    Many years after the war and long after Mrs Frydenberg senior had emigrated to Australia Hungary ‘restored’ citizenship rights to Jews.
    Mrs Frydenburg didn’t know iirc and did not stoop to pick up that pathetic offer in any case.

  153. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    sancho and rosie … doubles against everybody

  154. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    reeee!

  155. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Then there is this doozey …

    Mr Staindl, a prominent climate change activist, said he had acted on what he had “perceived” to be Mr Frydenberg’s falsehoods over climate. He said when questions had arisen over Mr Frydenberg’s citizenship, he received a report from a Hungarian professor who said Mr Frydenberg had a Hungarian bloodline and therefore citizenship.

    So, his court action, by his own admission, was vexatious and frivolous, because it was motivated by politic emnity rather than any real concerns over citizenship.
    I hope Frydenberg puts the deadshit in the poorhouse. It might act as some sort of brake on half-arsed lawfare.

  156. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    With swampies increasing using lawfare in pursuit of their aims bankrupting a few for costs will be important, unlike the CFMEU which can just continue to laugh it off.

  157. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Oh dear someone got tangled in the tether tennis set.

  158. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Miss A.
    Are you saying that protocol dictates that you must wear all medals awarded, or none at all?

  159. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    As the Americans say
    Thank you for your service Miss.

  160. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Exactly Bear.
    That is why I hope Frydenberg takes this fuckwit to the cleaners.

  161. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Where’s your doubles partner, Matrix?
    MIA?

  162. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    ANZMI were giving the impression of lax corroboration, as mentioned upthread.
    This is risky enough.
    However, some of the write-ups they were publishing seemed quite scathing, unnecessarily so.

    Some of it seemed to be of the nature of:
    “Mr. Brown is reported to have attended a picnic race meeting in Central NSW where he claimed to have been a Corporal who served Nine years in the army, from 1963 to 1972.”

    “ANZMI has investigated and found Mr Brown served from Sept 1963 until Jan 1972, or Eight years & 4 months. He was not a Corporal but a Lance-Corporal. He is therefore a scumbag who has misrepresented his time in the army and misrepresented his terminal rank.
    He is scum and has been attending meetings of an RSL club, he should be pelted with manure as scum like this have no place in society”

  163. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Iirc I got into a ‘discussion’ with one of Australia’s literary treasures on Facebook over the Frydenberg nonsense when it first was floated.
    In the end I blocked them, because they were an antisemitic moron.

  164. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Tomsays:

    January 31, 2022 at 12:04 am

    I’d normally be asleep at this hour on Sunday night, but I can’t take my eyes off the epic men’s tennis final in Melbourne.

    Looks like we’re Googlin’ our own cartoons this morning.

  165. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    In the end I blocked them, because they were an antisemitic moron.

    The overlap between “Anti-Semitic moron” and “Greenie loon” is yuuuge.

  166. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Oh yes ‘they’ were that too.

  167. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    hi sancho.
    just reminding you that your gibber won’t work on me.

    so go on … dig another hole with your mouth

  168. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Fully vaxed Matrix?
    Surely not?

  169. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    sancho, you and rosie are one dumb-fuck

  170. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    nom, nom, nom

  171. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Samcho Pamzer,
    If you are still serving you have to wear all your medals. When in the uniforms they should be on as per dress regulations. Otherwise you are in strife.
    If you are a civilian you can do what you like. What are they going to do, charge you?
    Wearing medals you aren’t entitled to is a Commomwealth offence though.
    On the other hand it is not unknown for people, usually male, to big themselves up to get a tan boot. Not just service or ex service people.
    Good luck to them.

  172. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Thanks Miss A.
    The thing that struck me when I saw Keith Payne’s medals/awards in the AWM is that the AO seems to trump the VC.

  173. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Salvatore,
    There have been a few cases that seemed pedantic but the people involved should have known better.
    Some of the WW2 conmen you just had to admire their inventiveness.
    Lots of women beaters in the files of ANZMI. And other scum.
    To be honest having had training and experience as an investigator it hasn’t been hard to smell a rat.
    I used to drink with a bloke dressed as a Commando Lt Col on a couple of AMZAC Days. Out of curiosity. He fooled people at Randwick Barracks. I saw him after he had been caught out and been through court. Ruined his business career and personal life. Scots Old Boy I think.

  174. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Samcho Pamzer,
    The only thing that trumps the VC is the Order Of The Garter.
    Or perhaps not getting a posthumous one.

  175. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    I used to drink with a bloke dressed as a Commando Lt Col on a couple of AMZAC Days.

    Ha ha.
    Should be a special medal for pulling that stunt alone.
    FMD.
    Unless you are a total narcissist, most people would sweat bullets all day, shitting themselves that the next bloke they talk to would tumble them.
    I guess they can always fall back on “still don’t like talking about it” when it comes to the details.

  176. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Just the way Payne’s awards were displayed, the AO was to the right of the VC, with everything else to the left.
    Maybe it was just for display purposes.
    I think the AO is a medallion worn on a ribbon around the neck, with a lapel pin for day-to-day showing off.

  177. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Rosie,
    It was no great imposition. I enjoyed most of it.

  178. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Sancho Pamzer,
    The ones on a riband are not worn on a rack. I’m not sure if they areworn with ribbons. And they all come with a lapel pin.
    It wouldn’t surprise me if they got the precedence wrong at the AWM as it is in Canberra.
    The Army has a S.M. Protocol now. They can handle it.
    Last time I pulled the AWM up for getting something wrong they didn’t appreciate it much. But they fixed it.
    As an aside the AWM had a director who was a fair dinkum hero and one of the best soldiers I ever encountered. He was bumped a few years ago for a political. Not long after he suicided. Not saying the two were connected. Not at all.

  179. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    “I didn’t realise that I would potentially be liable for Frydenberg’s case,” Mr Staindl said. “I also didn’t realise my star witness would vanish two weeks before the case.’’

    You couldn’t make up this sort of thing.
    Just how dumb is this joker?

  180. JC Avatar
    JC

    Drills

    He possibly got GST on gambling entirely wrong and is now paying a steep price. GST is a devil of a thing to figure out as you well know.

  181. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Sancho,
    That faux commando was beaut. Cool as a cucumber.
    A step too far going to Randwick Officers Mess and making the juniors buy his drinks. More than once
    He used to keep me amused..
    Hey, I wasn’t paying for his drinks nor a serving copper.

  182. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    You couldn’t make this up!
    Rafael Nadal:
    Having just completed a Six-hour slugfest tennis match, he’s now on an exercise bike & riding it at least as hard as I could.
    He’s laughing & looking as fresh as if he’s on an extended holiday and has just woken from a long sleep.

  183. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
    January 30, 2022 at 10:18 pm
    Daily Mail. All right, which of you lot was it?

    Cheeky moment man waltzes into a service station NAKED – before casually paying for his fuel and walking out

    A middle-aged man has been filmed walking into a Sydney petrol station naked
    The bizarre incident took place at Edgecliff BP on Thursday during the day
    Footage shows the man nonchalantly paying for fuel in the nude then leaving

    Wot? No mask? The eeeevvvvilll individual!

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