Open Thread – Weekend 12 Feb 2022

Samson and Delilah, Anton van Dyck, 1630

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  1. dover0beach Avatar

    Thanks Davey Boy.
    That looks like assault can be added to the list of charges.

    She’s completely unhinged. This is the attitude the media have cultivated over the last year bearing ‘fruit’.

  2. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    Jurdge Judy.

  3. srr Avatar

    For a change of pace …

    Thylacine sighting 5/02/22 Ballarat, Victoria.

    Premiered 9 hours ago
    Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia Tas Inc.
    13.3K subscribers
    “Jane” is a Veterinary surgeon with over 20 years experience dealing with animals and animal husbandry. Not only that, she lives in country Victoria and also volunteers in Fauna rescue and wildlife rehabilitation on her rural property south of Ballarat. On Feb 5th whilst filling water troughs for her horses at approximately 11.30am, Jane had a sighting on her property that would challenge what she knew about the existing fauna of her local area. There are neighbours who also have seen and heard unusual animals and also suffered stock losses and discovered carcasses that have been preyed upon in not “typical” ways. WARNING This video contains some images of mutilated sheep that may be distressing for some viewers. Viewer discretion is recommended.

  4. dover0beach Avatar

    Selective prosecution.
    I am without speech.
    I shouldn’t be.
    But I am.

    The West.

  5. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    I can’t imagine sitting through a series of MAFS.
    But you can occasionally watch a snippet and you can see what was on the whiteboard at the Producers Meetings.
    This year I think it included “Racism” and “Fertility Challenges for Working Women”.
    One bint in particular is upset because:-
    (a) she suddenly discovered she wanted babies at age 36; and
    (b) the bloke she has known for five minutes “won’t commit”.
    Totally went off her nut.
    Mrs Panzer said, “Oh boy. I think she has been really hopping into the hormonal fertility drugs.”

  6. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Cassie of Sydneysays:

    February 13, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Jurdge Judy.

    JURDGE Judy.
    She is the one who will preside over the Grand Jury and deliver the sentences of CAPITAL punishment.

  7. jupes Avatar

    This is the attitude the media have cultivated over the last year bearing ‘fruit’.

    The media, bureaucrats and politicians. They are all in this together.

  8. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    This is the attitude the media have cultivated over the last year bearing ‘fruit’.

    To be fair, lots of people behave like that without any ideological motivation.

  9. feelthebern Avatar

    Apparently there’s a movie in the works which the Proud Boys will be part of the subject matter.
    It’s total fiction, but Brad Pitt is attached to play Gavin McInnes.
    Even though he’ll be torched in the movie, Gavin is pretty chuffed about Pitt playing him.

  10. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Tied T20 between Straya and the dodgy accountants.

    Marcus Stoinis got hit for 17 off the last over to force the Super Over.

  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thousands Pour Into Ottawa Amplifying the Voice of Protest Around the Capital

    There’s footage of a group of Canuck veterans at the War Memorial, saying a prayer, and singing the Canadian National Anthem…..

  12. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Shaaayne Warne in the commentary box demonstrating his astounding lack of knowledge of the Laws of Crikkit.

  13. jupes Avatar

    In case some Cats had missed this

    Ha ha ha. That’s not the interview I watched. Like I said before, it will be interesting if 60 minutes run any of that. Kari beclowned the idiot and it would take some world class editing to make Bartlett win that exchange.

  14. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    JURDGE Ricardo.

  15. jupes Avatar

    Remarkable!! Canadian Citizens Form Human Barricade To Stop Trucker Arrests

    Absolute gold.

    Shades of the fall of East Germany when the army refused to fire on the protesting citizens.

  16. jupes Avatar

    Thousands Pour Into Ottawa Amplifying the Voice of Protest Around the Capital

    That’s strange. I couldn’t see any Nazi flags.

  17. srr Avatar

    WetWinter ???????
    This is #Macron’s dystopian #France, the same Macron that lectures #Putin on peace and military build ups.
    When will #NATO be invading France to restore freedom and democracy?

    Posted on 11:05 PM · Feb 13th, 2022

  18. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Don’t have a link, but apparently Sarah Ferguson is in the frame to replace Leigh Sales at the 7.30 Report.

    Sarah Ferguson – wasn’t there footage of the live cattle trade to Indonesia, that cost Australian agriculture the odd few hundred million quid, and said footage was later found to be brought and paid for?

  19. rosie Avatar

    Why ask me about mccclown?
    I’m not from WA and I definitely didn’t vote him back in.
    Nor would have I voted for him had I been from WA.

  20. srr Avatar

    Keean Bexte@TheRealKeean”

    Remember 1989, yes, Tiananmen square,” a Chinese immigrant cries as she stands in front of a Canadian police line. This is Trudeau’s doing, the fracturing of our national community. A legacy of terror, division, hate, and oppression.

  21. srr Avatar

    GreenCastle ???
    Watch this French police beating up Truckers in France and after you do that call the Paris Police to tell them a few words and put international pressure. Call also your consulate NOW! They French have asked for international help, lets give it to them!!! Make this viral viral.
    We are on gettr here:… help the convoy with a follow

  22. cohenite Avatar

    Davey Boysays:
    February 13, 2022 at 10:14 pm
    Here is video of what immediately followed the Canberra Karen incident, the crazed woman goes on to attack further

    In combination with the first video which justifies a charge of vehicular assault can now be added common assault and destruction of private property. A ticket for neg driving doesn’t cut it. There are also civil suits the victim can pursue.

  23. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Truth-telling key step on path to Queensland’s treaty with Indigenous people

    Charlie Peel
    @charliepeeled ?
    2 hours ago February 13, 2022
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    South African style “truth-­telling” hearings are part of a plan being put to Queensland parliament this month in the quest for a path towards a treaty between the state and its Indigenous communities.

    Among considerations, which have been given input from Indigenous people throughout Queensland, is whether to run the truth-telling process through formal inquiry-style public hearings or by more informal submissions.

    Formal hearings could be conducted by a commission with the power to compel witnesses and documents, take evidence, conduct research and report back to the parliament.

    The proposed plans will be put before state cabinet in the next few weeks.

    Queensland started discussions about a proposed treaty in 2019, the third state to do so, and last year set up a treaty advancement committee that completed a report in October setting out a path to negotiate with Indigenous people on a treaty.

    In its most recent budget, the Palaszczuk government established a $300m Path to Treaty Fund to facilitate the process, which could take several years.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Minister Craig Crawford said Queensland was well-advanced on its treaty process compared to other states and was behind only Victoria.

    “(The advancement committee report) really talks about what the truth-telling process for Queensland should look like, and how we should implement that,” Mr Crawford said.

    “It gives us really clear recommendations around what the next two to three years of work looks like for Queensland. These … will be considered by cabinet over the coming weeks.”

    Mr Crawford said the truth-telling component was critical as a starting point from which to negotiate a treaty with Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.

    He said it was possible there could be multiple treaties within each state.

    “I think the commonwealth will need to have a treaty at some point, but I think individual states need to have treaties with their peoples,” he said.

    “We’re quite mindful that we’ve got Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people, two very distinct cultures, in this state and they may want separate treaties.

    “Different areas may want different treaties – desert people might want a different treaty to rainforest people, and so on.”

    Proponents of formalised commission hearings include Aboriginal academics Jackie Huggins and Mick Gooda, who are on the treaty advancement committee.

    There have previously been accusations from some members of the Indigenous community, including the Queensland Indigenous Labor Network, which had initially pushed the treaty, that the process had been “hijacked” by personal and political agendas.

    The step closer towards the treaty comes as people in Hope Vale celebrate the 14-year anniversary of the national apology to Indigenous people, which is regarded as an essential precursor to the treaty process.

    Guugu Yimithirr elder and Stolen Generation survivor Ella Woibo, 88, and her husband Frank, 93, who live in Hope Vale, north of Cooktown, hoped a treaty could lead to a better future for their people. Ms Woibo was separated from her family, put in a dormitory and moved south to Woorabinda to work.

    “I cried my heart out,” she said. It’s a different story for the town’s current youth who have grown up in Hope Vale with their families. Some, including two of her great-grandchildren, have joined the town’s famed Barefoot Ballerinas from the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy.

    Ms Woibo said she welcomed the 2008 national apology and the prospect of a better future for Indigenous Australians.

    The South African “Truth telling hearings” became such an exercise in “White bashing” that Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu was threatening to resign unless the Commission investigated the rope, and sexual abuse of female ANC members, in the camps in Mozambique….

  24. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    vehicular assault

    Understand that I am not NOT backing this spastic woman.

    Happy to be corrected, but I will assert that ‘vehicular assault’ does not exist in this country. ‘Destruction of private property’ is called criminal damage in Australia, and requires intent to cause the damage to be proved. Same with common assault – it requires intent to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. Neither will get near it because Karen will squeal that she was trying to drive away and it cannot be definitively proved otherwise.

    The only thing that can be proved is she’s a shit driver. Yes it is selective prosecution when compared to duk. No I am not happy about it, but geez.

    Run the civil suits, sure.

  25. rosie Avatar

    I went to midday mass here in catalunya and not surprisingly it was in Catalan.
    I thought the qr codes taped to the pews were covid related but on second thoughts I scanned and they were the mass in the language, which is a little bit Spanish, a little bit French and a little bit neither but followable.

    Now having lunch, included is a basket with piece of white bread toast, a clove of garlic, a whole tomato, packets of salt and olive oil on the side. I gather one is supposed to assemble something.

  26. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Mrs Snowcone to kill off 7:30 just like hubby killed of Lateline. Please make it so Ita.

  27. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Pan con tomate. Get rubbing.

  28. rosie Avatar

    Too late, I ate the bread by itself.

  29. rosie Avatar

    I prefer it when they give you a little pot of tomato jam, like they did in Pontevedra.
    Breakfast of champions.

  30. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyway, Slainte to you horrible mob. Mine’s a double Limeburner’s and bed with a good book.

    Night all!

  31. Dot Avatar

    1. “Rise and grind” isn’t the type of pick me up you’re thinking of, the laydee in question has an OnlyFans account…

    2. Like I said elsewhere:

    The lamest form of terrorism, but terrorism nonetheless.

    See cl. 83.4 of the Criminal Code.

    Interference with political rights and duties – a maximum penalty of up to three years imprisonment.

    She’s actually in deep shit if she has urged others to do so, then it is a no bullshit terrorism offence. I would commend her to seek qualified advice ASAP.

  32. Dot Avatar

    Here is video of what immediately followed the Canberra Karen incident, the crazed woman goes on to attack further


    1. I admit, at first, I never watched the 1st video all the way through.

    2. What a bitch! That, or she was under the influence.

  33. Winston Smith Avatar

    Bruce O’Newk:

    Roger (and Cassie) – please keep in mind that Putin has no God whatsoever, except perhaps himself. He does seem to have a yearning to recreate Tsarist Russia to some extent. He is getting old. And that is the key to these analyses. He is getting old. Time is running out, and the domestic political situation in Russia isn’t great for him. Old tyrants are worse than most.

    Otherwise known in political circles as “Old Man in a Hurry”.

  34. bons Avatar

    The most amazing thing about the Canuk protestors is that they are not wearing gloves.
    Intravenous anti-freze.

  35. Zatara Avatar

    So pray tell, why were NATO counties in Afghanistan?

    Because NATO is a collective defence alliance. Collective defence means that an attack against one Ally is considered as an attack against all Allies.

    Article 5

    “The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognized by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.

    The question of why the action went on long enough to need them is another topic. The war was won by Feb 2002, but the western politicians couldn’t stomach turning the place over to the Northern Alliance Warlords (who were the only ones with any chance of actually governing the place) so they decided to recreate the place in the image of the west. Nation building is the rediculous term they used for pissing away blood, treasure, and national respect for the next 12 years.

  36. srr Avatar

    E R @ejritzer
    Canada News
    Pay attention to WHAT he is saying… very short clip… about your bank accounts.
    MagalongAltavoz @MagalongAltavoz
    Canada News
    What an asshat!

  37. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    The only thing that can be proved is she’s a shit driver. Yes it is selective prosecution when compared to duk. No I am not happy about it, but geez.

    That’s true of the first vid, KD.
    The second vid could clearly be enough evidence for her to be charged with assault.
    But I wouldn’t be jumping to conclusions even if they don’t prosecute that – chicks do worse things in the queues at night clubs on Saturday nights.

  38. Bruce Avatar

    @ Frank:

    ” She’s rotting from the inside.

    I would like to think the duplicitous nature of the game is to blame, shame eating away from inside”

    Has anyone checked the portrait in the attic for “malfunction”?

  39. Bruce Avatar


    “Still, if everything is structured against China, why has the drumbeat been consistently against Russia, why is NATO encrouching on the Russian border, and why are another Olympic Games being held in China?”


    Could it be that China long ago bought a vast swathe of churnalists and pollie-muppets to do its bidding? Though, given the political leanings of said individuals, a bulk-buy could be had for a pittance.

    Q. How do you tell an “honest ” politician?

    A. When they are bought, they STAY bought”.

    See also: Pubic serpents and churnalists.

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