Open Thread – Weekend 26 Feb 2022


Vicinity of Kiev. Over the Dnieper, Volodymyr Orlovsky, 1884

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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 27, 2022 10:56 pm

Jesus Christ rickw.

It’s like Saving Private Ryan on shrooms.

rosie
rosie
February 27, 2022 10:57 pm

There might have been some finger wagging at the end about the hypocracy of criticism of Russia after what you lot did to the Neanderthals.

srr
srr
February 27, 2022 10:57 pm

WetWinter ??????? @Wetwinter
·28m https://gettr.com/post/px5de1770b
#UK #Russia #Ukraine

The absolute moral collapse of the UK in full sight-
If you protest against the government trampling your God given rights, you will be filmed, police will arrive at your house, you will be physically assaulted and arrested.

However, if you are prepared to shoot, stab, blow up, strangle, drown or burn up Russians…. well the UK government will support you.
Why don’t you go Liz?

#Scotland #England #Wales #Ireland #USA #CANADA #Australia #NewZealand #NZ #EU #Ukraine
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Liz Truss supports Brits going to Ukraine to fight as she warns conflict could last ‘years’

She told the BBC: ‘If people want to support that struggle, I would support them in doing that.’

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/liz-truss-brits-ukraine-fight-101021054.html
uk.news.yahoo.com

Armadillo
Armadillo
February 27, 2022 10:59 pm

Not a Charles Bean in sight.

Armadillo
Armadillo
February 27, 2022 11:04 pm

There is something seriously wrong with this war/invasion.

Anyone else picking it up?

custard
custard
February 27, 2022 11:07 pm

srr

That link earlier to Tulsi didn’t work. No sound.

rosie
rosie
February 27, 2022 11:08 pm

Angouleme cathedral got banged around a bit in the war of religion, survived being a temple of reason during the terror and got Romanesque renovated in the mid nineteenth century, some Gothic chapels removed and still a little controversial.
Inside is very white, very light and very cold.
There was a couple of those outdoor restaurants heaters on, I left the areas for the regulars and they clustered.
A couple of the African ladies got a blessing during distribution of the Eucharist with the chalice placed on their head, a novelty to me.

Razey
Razey
February 27, 2022 11:10 pm

Armadillosays:
February 27, 2022 at 11:04 pm
There is something seriously wrong with this war/invasion.

Anyone else picking it up?

Putin was a young WEF leader. This could be part of WEF homoglobal plan.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 27, 2022 11:14 pm

It’s starting already over on Richardson’s post – the images of the fearless journo, with brain bucket and flak jacket, with tense expression, while the population wander past, thumb in bum, and mind in neutral…..

srr
srr
February 27, 2022 11:14 pm

TommyRobinson1 @TommyRobinson1
· 1h
A perfect way to highlight just how fucked up and CORRUPT the Ukraine is.

A Jewish leader, one that survived Nazis, in charge of a battalion of neo Nazis fighting for Ukraine.

Wrap your head around this and you may find out there more to this than meets the eye.

Obviously I’m not saying nor have I said that ALL Ukrainians are goose stepping Hitler loving idiots.

The Ukraine does have a legacy of working WITH the Nazis during the Second World War though.

Which included the industrialised murder of Jews, gypsies, poles and other Slavic people.
https://gettr.com/post/px63606291
Posted on 10:11 PM · Feb 27th, 2022

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
February 27, 2022 11:17 pm

look Berka, we’ve had this out before.

As far as I can recall, you and I have never argued about anything until today. I have no idea what you’re referring to here and I think you’ve mixed me up with someone else.

rosie
rosie
February 27, 2022 11:18 pm

I saw your comment about the wankery of using foreign place names in place of the English ones Roger.
I can just see French etc returning the favour in relation to ‘straya, or even ‘Angleterre’ or ‘Londres’
The only time to try to do to it is when buying a domestic train ticket to the relevant location to avoid unnecessary confusion.

Armadillo
Armadillo
February 27, 2022 11:22 pm

Blizkrieg doesn’t look like this.

You don’t amass an army intent on conquering Eastern Europe and pussy foot around the joint. Something is wrong here.

MatrixTransform
February 27, 2022 11:23 pm

and I think you’ve mixed me up with someone else

perhaps you were using different pronouns then?

rosie
rosie
February 27, 2022 11:35 pm
Armadillo
Armadillo
February 27, 2022 11:36 pm

Pretty much zero sanctions, lots of “tut tuts”.

Biden is trying to negotiate himself out of what’s coming his way. As are the media. And Hollywood.

Too late pal. “Come on man” won’t cut it.

#looktotheeast

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
February 27, 2022 11:39 pm

perhaps you were using different pronouns then?

Heh, y- yeah, that’s it!
And you can’t go deadnaming me, that would be highest of woke sins.

But seriously, no, I have been cat-posting only as Berka for over 2 years. Before that merely a lowly lurker.

And I have never misquoted anybody. If I quote someone, it is an exact copy-paste. If I misinterpret their meaning, okay that is accidental and happens when people don’t take care to be precise originally.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 27, 2022 11:41 pm

So Biden has pushed the red button when it comes to sanctions. The global financial system isn’t going to be global for much longer.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 27, 2022 11:43 pm

Putin was a young WEF leader. This could be part of WEF homoglobal plan.

Or, perhaps more accurately, the WEF is merely a cool kids’ club for the very, very rich and the very well connected, rather than the Nuffy-bait murdergenociders bodily fluid-polluters and folks-who-would-be-King we’ve been shoutily ‘led’ to believe by certain folks for the last 2 years.

And membership means nothing in the face of one’s own personal political agendas…

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 27, 2022 11:46 pm

Blizkrieg doesn’t look like this.

You don’t amass an army intent on conquering Eastern Europe and pussy foot around the joint. Something is wrong here.

Yes, it’s probably the objectives you are presuming the Russians are working towards. That could be why things aren’t unfolding in the way you’re expecting them to?

srr
srr
February 27, 2022 11:46 pm

custard says:
February 27, 2022 at 11:07 pm
srr

That link earlier to Tulsi didn’t work. No sound.

Ta. It was & still is working my end but I did have my sound very low when I copied the link, so here it is again with sound right up at my end.

I’ll also try to find the post that linked it, but there’s been much ‘shuffling away’ of social media posts lately.

TULSI GABBARD EXPOSES THE BRUTAL DICTATORSHIP OF UKRAINE
https://newtube.app/user/RenaudBe/TJp5y4S
also
https://www.bitchute.com/video/E9UxIBhduPCH/

C.L.
C.L.
February 27, 2022 11:48 pm

Interesting thoughts from Marco Rubio who wishes he could say more…

‘I wish I could share more, but for now I can say it’s pretty obvious to many that something is off with #Putin’, the Republican Senator for Florida wrote…

He has also warned Putin’s inner circle may ‘soon have to decide whether to go along with new orders that will make them internationally wanted war criminals for the rest of their lives.’

An internal coup is not unimaginable.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 27, 2022 11:49 pm

Blizkrieg doesn’t look like this.

You don’t amass an army intent on conquering Eastern Europe and pussy foot around the joint. Something is wrong here.

Certainly not if your own forces are a fraction the size of what the US can muster in the same timeframe, cannot reliably call on the same logistics, lack recent corporate experience of actual brigade- and division-scale combined arms warfare against a near-peer opponent willing to match wits and forces directly and were not anticipating local opposition to be quite as fierce.

The airborne coup-de-mains attempted against Kiev and Kharkov could have gone completely differently, and the fait accompli Russia wanted to present to everybody would be all but secure by now.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 27, 2022 11:50 pm

Sanctioning the Russian central bank is pretty major. Also, it sounds as though Western governments are going to start seizing assets owned by Russians in Western markets because they’re owned by Russians so that makes it okay to steal them.

The West is eating its seed corn.

C.L.
C.L.
February 27, 2022 11:51 pm

Despite the “Ghost of Kiev” being exposed by fact-checkers as a video game fake, the Ukrainian government has decided to claim the non-existent hero.

However, one video which got nearly 5million views and spawned the rumours has been thoroughly debunked as a clip from the 2008 videogame Digital Combat Simulator, with a Reuters Fact Check concluding: ‘A vertical video shared online does not show a Ukrainian fighter jet shooting down a Russian plane, but comes from the videogame DCS.’

Despite this, Kyiv is now openly promoting claims that the unnamed pilot exists, in an apparent bid to rally the besieged nation behind an urban hero and fuel support for Ukraine’s war effort.

Posting a 38 second video on Sunday, the government’s official Twitter account said: ‘People call him the Ghost of Kyiv. And rightly so – this UAF ace dominates the skies over our capital and country, and has already become a nightmare for invading Russian aircrafts.’

The Ukrainians are also bullshit artists and shouldn’t be believed about anything.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 27, 2022 11:51 pm

Marco Rubio is full of shit most of the time.

srr
srr
February 27, 2022 11:54 pm

TommyRobinson1
@TommyRobinson1
·
2h
Pathologist Dr. Ryan Cole provides testimony against Tony Fauci and big pharmaceutical companies that want to jab children.

Children DO NOT NEED THIS FUCKING VACCINE.
[video] https://gettr.com/post/px608f46e6

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 27, 2022 11:54 pm

And just like that, all the Tulsi Gabbard fans quietly went away …

sometimes it’s too easy

Will there ever be a time you are not a Nuffy, SRR?

Vlad Bae does not love you. He only loves his Eurasian pizza. Made lovingly in his disinfection tunnels…

C.L.
C.L.
February 27, 2022 11:55 pm

Interesting, OCO.

If houses, cash, assets – everything – are seized throughout the world, Putin might find himself very friendless very quickly.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 27, 2022 11:56 pm

Night, all. The Memsahib’s gout is bothering her – she’s off for various tests and procedures this week –
and I’m retreating to the back verandah with a large Scotch and a volume of George Shipway. Ex cavalry officer in India, who went on to write some damnfine historical novels. “Imperial Governor” – the story of the Roman Governor of Britain, at the time of the rebellion of Bodiccia was the best.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 27, 2022 11:58 pm

lack recent corporate experience of actual brigade- and division-scale combined arms warfare against a near-peer opponent willing to match wits and forces directly

Neither has the US.

and were not anticipating local opposition to be quite as fierce

This is a fiction. There is zero credible evidence of the ‘brave Ukrainian resistance poking the bear in the eye’ that the Western media is so credulously running. How many Il-76s have the Ukrainians shot down now? Another half dozen? Golly gee, hold the front page!

The lies being told are reminiscent of WW1 propaganda. The difference is that they could more easily get away with spreading outrageous bullshit about the enemy in WW1 because smart phones hadn’t been invented.

Armadillo
Armadillo
February 27, 2022 11:58 pm

That could be why things aren’t unfolding in the way you’re expecting them to?

They are unfolding exactly as I expected they would.

#looktotheeast.

MatrixTransform
February 28, 2022 12:05 am

If I misinterpret their meaning, okay that is accidental and happens when people don’t take care to be precise originally.

so, you didn’t find consensus then?

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 28, 2022 12:05 am

If houses, cash, assets – everything – are seized throughout the world, Putin might find himself very friendless very quickly.

I’m not convinced. Putin is not nearly as dependent on the patronage of the Russian money elite as many Western commentators seem to think.

And the other thing is that the West has lots of assets in Russia, as well. Our leaders are probably more beholden to our billionaires and corporate giants than Putin is to Russia’s.

We really have thrown everything we’ve got at Russia that isn’t a literal weapon. There’s nothing left. Russia has plenty it could still do to us if it chose to.

srr
srr
February 28, 2022 12:05 am

27 Feb, 2022 12:41
Ukraine agrees to hold talks with Russia in Belarus – Moscow
Earlier, Kiev refused to conduct negotiations on Belarusian territory amid the conflict
Ukraine agrees to hold talks with Russia in Belarus – Moscow
Russia said on Sunday that, after some back-and-forth, Ukraine agreed to dispatch a team to Belarus for talks to end the Russian military campaign in the country.

Kiev “confirmed” the planned talks in Gomel Region, which is close to the borders of both Russia and Ukraine, Russian chief negotiator Vladimir Medinsky told reporters.

Medinsky, an aide to President Vladimir Putin and former culture minister, added that the parties are now deciding on the logistics and the exact location of the summit, with “maximum security” for the Ukrainians.

“We guarantee that the travel route will be 100% safe. We will be waiting for the Ukrainian delegation,” Russian chief negotiator said.

The Russian team arrived in Gomel on Sunday, where it said talks were planned with the Ukrainians. Kiev later said it wanted to negotiate on “neutral ground,” arguing that Russian troops were using Belarusian territory to stage attacks on Ukraine. Minsk, however, denied that its forces were participating in the Russian operation.

Moscow attacked its neighbor this week, arguing that it was defending the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, which broke off from the eastern part of Ukraine shortly after the 2014 coup in Kiev. Ukraine said the move was an act of unprovoked aggression.

DETAILS TO FOLLOW
https://www.rt.com/russia/550765-ukraine-agrees-talks-russia/

Armadillo
Armadillo
February 28, 2022 12:07 am

Hunter is a “bit player” in all of this. Prone to “shout his mouth” off when drug fucked and extorted. Small fry in the scheme of things. One of the many underlings. Bigger fish will be fried.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 28, 2022 12:09 am

Pathologist Dr. Ryan Cole provides testimony

Is this REAL EVIDENCES?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
February 28, 2022 12:09 am

There is zero credible evidence of the ‘brave Ukrainian resistance poking the bear in the eye’

So if it isn’t happening, why has the Russian Army not taken every major population centre it has been reportedly aimed at in Ukraine?

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 28, 2022 12:19 am

How do we know that the Russians are going soft in Ukraine rather than being pinned down by plucky little Ukrainian resistance fighters? Look at what Russia isn’t doing. It isn’t cutting communications. It isn’t shutting down the internet or the phone networks. It isn’t disrupting commerce. It isn’t cutting the power supply, the gas supply, the water supply.

Ya know the battle space in which Russia blows everyone else out of the water, quite literally? Artillery. If Russia intended to crush Ukraine as dumbarse Western commentators (ie. virtually all of them, even those that really ought to know better) assume they want to, Russian artillery would have turned a bunch of Ukrainian cities into giant piles of concrete powder by now. And those much-ballyhooed alleged Ukrainian resistance fighters with their AKs wouldn’t be able to do a damn thing about it.

Where is the Russian artillery?

Armadillo
Armadillo
February 28, 2022 12:19 am

I’m not convinced. Putin is not nearly as dependent on the patronage of the Russian money elite as many Western commentators seem to think.

Spot on. Beware of puppets, but be more aware of the puppet masters.

Free thinking puppets have collectively decided to cut their strings.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 28, 2022 12:21 am

why has the Russian Army not taken every major population centre it has been reportedly aimed at in Ukraine?

Because Russia doesn’t see itself as going to war against an enemy, and therefore it isn’t dropping the hammer. Just a thought.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 28, 2022 12:23 am

Ukraine agrees to hold talks with Russia in Belarus – Moscow

There’s a pretty decent chance Ukraine will find some reason to back out again. That seems to be a consistent pattern of theirs.

Armadillo
Armadillo
February 28, 2022 12:24 am

Absolutely OCO.

Despite what the media are saying, it’s a dud of an invasion.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 28, 2022 12:31 am

It’s freaking Switzerland on the Dnieper.

Armadillo
Armadillo
February 28, 2022 12:36 am

It’s remains to be seen wether Zelinskey is a “good actor” or a “bad actor”.

Bruce in WA
February 28, 2022 12:37 am

It’s Sunday night.

I used to enjoy Sunday nights on the cat. Bonhomie. Laughter. Jokes. Music.

WTF happened?

If you haven’t seen this movie, download it.

Note: This may or may not be legal … I wouldn’t really know.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 28, 2022 12:39 am

You could always go to the pub, Bruce. Speaking of – I’ve started noticing a bunch of venues are becoming increasingly lax about checking vaxx passports recently (as predicted). Am I imagining this or are other sand gropers noticing this too?

MatrixTransform
February 28, 2022 12:45 am

How do we know that the Russians are going soft in Ukraine

Russia doesn’t need to turn the joint into a wasteland to get rid of Pinocchio

They’re liberators not invaders

Armadillo
Armadillo
February 28, 2022 12:45 am

I used to enjoy Sunday nights on the cat. Bonhomie. Laughter. Jokes. Music.

That was “Friday Nights at the Cat” until the Sheliahs totally stuffed it up.

It was then moved to Saturday. Ditto result.

Sunday/Early Monday is now “Conspiracy Theory Night”. Update your calendar.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 28, 2022 12:46 am

Russia doesn’t need to turn the joint into a wasteland

Some people here seem to think that’s the plan!

MatrixTransform
February 28, 2022 12:47 am

Not everybody is happy about it of course but that’s just the way things go

Bruce in WA
February 28, 2022 12:47 am

I’m not quite old enough to remember WWII, but Mum and Dad remembered.

They both loved the music of that era, and I have certainly come to appreciate it too.

Here are two versions I never thought I’d see.

In the mood

Moonlight serenade

Bruce in WA
February 28, 2022 12:48 am

Sunday/Early Monday is now “Conspiracy Theory Night”. Update your calendar.

Sad

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
February 28, 2022 12:51 am

Haven’t had chance to run the gauntlet at the pubs yet.
In related feedback, bought a carton from local licensed roadhouse- they have been in a grey area re shutting mudbloods out of bottle-o’s, because they do takeaway food and do not have discrete entry or till for booze. Girl behind the counter sez they have been run off their feet, to the point of buying emergency pallets from BWS/Dan Murphy distribution chain. Reckons that’s why the bottle-o ban was revoked- Colesworth was feeling the pain of collapsing sales from their bottleshops which were in the same shopping centres as supermarkets- usually sharing loading bays and fridges- but couldn’t sell vino to unjabbed shoppers, who would usually scoot their trolleys straight next door and put drinkies on top of their groceries on the way to the free covered all-day parking.
She’d reckon the unjabbed are one in eight adults-she’s not shy of asking.

MatrixTransform
February 28, 2022 12:52 am

In the lonh run, I think language and their alphabet will win triumph over MegaJoules

MatrixTransform
February 28, 2022 12:52 am

sorry, SquiggaJoules

Armadillo
Armadillo
February 28, 2022 1:47 am

1979 is your grid, Dover.

rosie
rosie
February 28, 2022 3:37 am

Postcard
Angouleme museum is housed in the former bishop’s palace behind the cathedral, also dates back to the 12th century though other than in the vaulted ground floor you can’t tell on the inside.
The Charente region has a wealth of prehistoric fossils and artefacts, molluscs, dinosaurs, aurochs, antelopes, bison, elephant bits and many other animals you tend to associate with Africa, mostly recovered from caves where it seems hyenas and humans once took turns to inhabit. Doesn’t look like much influence by Rome, or it was Asterix country, or I missed that bit of the museum.
A lot of people in the last century and a half have obviously had a lot of fun digging up stuff.
The Beaux Arts section was mostly about René Goscinny with lots of original works from Asterix, lucky Luke, Nicolas eyc.
He did the artwork for some children’s books while living in New York at the end of the war, he also hung around with the guy that started MAD.
I think the information card said he moved there from Argentina with his mother after his father died, before heading for France.
Angouleme is unesco world heritage comic capital, or something.

Top Ender
Top Ender
February 28, 2022 3:53 am

Unvaccinated mining billionaire Clive Palmer is being treated for both Covid-19 and pneumonia.

But his illness has not stopped the completion of a deal to buy Adolf Hitler’s bulletproof Mercedes-Benz for a museum he wants to build on the Gold Coast.

Daily Mail

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2dogs
2dogs
February 28, 2022 4:40 am
rosie
rosie
February 28, 2022 4:58 am

Claims being made on Twitter that Africans in the Ukraine are being prevented from leaving.
if true why?

rosie
rosie
February 28, 2022 5:00 am
srr
srr
February 28, 2022 5:11 am

Von der Leyen: RT & Sputnik ‘Will No Longer Be Able to Spread Their Lies to Sow Division in EU’
1 hour ago (Updated: 24 minutes ago)

Von der Leyen also said that the European Union is going to finance the purchase and delivery of weapons and other equipment to Ukraine.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has slammed Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik and suggested banning them in the European Union.

On Sunday, she declared that the EU will close its airspace to Russian aircraft and is seeking to ban Russian state-owned media in the bloc.

“In another unprecedented step, we will ban in the EU the Kremlin’s media machine. The state-owned Russia Today and Sputnik, as well as their subsidiaries, will no longer be able to spread their lies to justify Putin’s war and to sow division in our union,” she said.

In response, Sputnik suggested that the EU might as well ban the Internet.

“We advise the European Union to not stop at half measures and just ban the Internet outright,” the news agency retorted.

Von der Leyen also said the EU is going to finance the purchase and delivery of weapons and other equipment to Ukraine and is hitting Russia’s ally Belarus with sanctions over the ongoing fighting in Ukraine.

“This is a watershed moment for our Union,” she said in a statement.

Moscow launched a “military operation” in Ukraine after the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics’ authorities asked for assistance to defend themselves against attacks by Ukrainian troops.

Moscow’s actions have been condemned by the United States, Japan, and several European countries, which have imposed economic sanctions against Russia as a result.
https://sputniknews.com/20220227/von-der-leyen-rt-sputnik-will-no-longer-be-able-to-spread-their-lies-to-saw-division-in-eu-1093426464.html

srr
srr
February 28, 2022 5:36 am

What Did Putin Mean by ‘Denazification’ of Ukraine and Why is It so Important?

For years, Russia has been calling on Western nations to investigate cases of human rights abuse, illegal killings, and war crimes committed by the Ukrainian authorities that came to power after the 2014 coup. Moscow pointed out that many of them were committed by neo-Nazis against Russians or Russian-speaking people.

When Russian President Vladimir Putin was announcing the start of a special operation to protect the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) on 24 February, he described the goals as “demilitarising and denazifying” Ukraine. His spokesman later elaborated that “denazifying” means that Russia is planning to free Ukraine from neo-Nazis, their supporters, and their ideology.

Moscow has repeatedly warned foreign nations about neo-Nazis taking control of Ukraine following the West-backed coup in 2014. However, Western nations chose to ignore the human rights violations committed by the Kiev regime.

What were these crimes?
[…]
https://sputniknews.com/20220225/what-did-putin-mean-by-denazification-of-ukraine-and-why-is-it-so-important-1093375330.html

srr
srr
February 28, 2022 5:47 am

Putin Assures Israel’s Bennett Russia Ready to Talk to Ukraine, Says Kiev Showing ‘Inconsistency’

Russia summoned Israel’s ambassador to Moscow on Friday to ask why Tel Aviv “supports neo-Nazis” in Kiev after Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid blasted the Russian military operation in Ukraine as a ‘grave violation of the international order’.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett that Moscow remains open to talks with Kiev, but informed him that Ukraine’s leaders have shown “inconsistency” on the matter.

“It was noted that the Russian delegation is situated in the Belarusian city of Gomel and is ready for negotiations with representatives from Kiev, who, showing inconsistency, have not yet taken advantage of this opportunity,” the Kremlin said in a statement summarising a phone call between Putin and Bennett that took place Sunday.

“In turn, Naftali Bennett offered Israel’s services as an intermediary in order to suspend hostilities,” the Kremlin said.
[…]
https://sputniknews.com/20220227/putin-assures-israels-bennett-russia-ready-to-talk-to-ukraine-says-kiev-showing-inconsistency-1093419609.html

srr
srr
February 28, 2022 5:59 am

State Dox: UK Bill Would Force Tech Companies to Verify Identities of Users
Sunday, February 27th 2022, 6:57:45 pm

The UK is introducing draft legislation that would require tech platforms like Facebook and Google to verify the identities of their users.
See more at http://www.breitbart.com

miltonf
miltonf
February 28, 2022 6:30 am

That Romney grub reminds me a lot of Hewson

Dot
Dot
February 28, 2022 6:34 am

Putin, a follower of Russian led Eurasian supremacy, lectures the Ukrainian government and people about nayzees. A staunch ally of Syria then reassures Israel. His enemy is apparently (a very popular) an internationalist jew in part relying on neo Nazi, ultra-nationalist mercenaries from around the globe.

It’s all true – we’re in bizarre world.

Also a good reason not to get involved.

srr
srr
February 28, 2022 6:37 am

rosie says:
February 28, 2022 at 4:58 am
Claims being made on Twitter that Africans in the Ukraine are being prevented from leaving.
if true why?

https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/africansinukraine?src=hashtag_click

Interesting.
This is THE ONLY WHOLE Thread Twitter will let me read since they recently did their, ‘Only a few tweets for you!’, blocking of people without accounts.

I wonder how many Woke Westerners and BLM supporters are going to keep, ‘Standing With Ukraine’?

Anchor What
Anchor What
February 28, 2022 6:42 am

If Zelensky goes to talks in Belarus he’ll be captured. This is the country that forced down a civilian airliner to capture a dissident.

miltonf
miltonf
February 28, 2022 6:48 am

Also a good reason not to get involved.

correct

srr
srr
February 28, 2022 6:51 am

EXCLUSIVE: Mexican Cartel Terrorizes Border City After Cops Arrest, Surrender Fugitive to U.S. Authorities

The arrest in Mexico and repatriation of a U.S.-born Gulf Cartel member who had pending warrants in Texas on murder charges triggered a violent response by the criminal organization.
[…]
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2022/02/26/exclusive-mexican-cartel-terrorizes-border-city-after-cops-arrest-and-turn-over-fugitive-to-us-authorities/

Razey
Razey
February 28, 2022 6:55 am

srrsays:
February 28, 2022 at 6:37 am
rosie says:
February 28, 2022 at 4:58 am
Claims being made on Twitter that Africans in the Ukraine are being prevented from leaving.
if true why?

https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/africansinukraine?src=hashtag_click

Interesting.
This is THE ONLY WHOLE Thread Twitter will let me read since they recently did their, ‘Only a few tweets for you!’, blocking of people without accounts.

I worked out a trick that works most of the time.

Slowly scroll down until you just see ‘show more replies’ at the bottom of the screen then stop. If you go too far, refresh and try again. Click on ‘show more replies’ and another page will load. Rinse and repeat.

You’re welcome.

Dot
Dot
February 28, 2022 6:59 am

Sam Hyde being outed as the ghost of Kyiiiiv made me think of dumb names people call kids.

My son and daughter shall be named 1SASR Digger and F-35 Bomb Pussy.

Nothing will top US Marine Lock Hyde, except maybe F-35 Bomb Pussy.

Fathers must always support their daughters.

sfw
sfw
February 28, 2022 7:12 am

Duncanm, your bee is likely a mud wasp. Native and don’t cause problems except for the rotten nests they build. You can leave the nest and let it hatch or gouge it out. If you get it out you’ll see a few small chambers, each containing a spider and a wasp larvae. The spiders are alive but the mother wasp injects them with something that makes them sort of hibernate. Then the baby wasps eat them alive as they grow, eventually the (now) full grown wasps tunnel their way out of the mud. You’ll know when this happens as the nest will start buzzing, it’s very annoying.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 28, 2022 7:46 am

On Sunday, she declared that the EU will close its airspace to Russian aircraft and is seeking to ban Russian state-owned media in the bloc.

You mean they haven’t already? They’re not serious. Also, and as mentioned overnight, Russian artillery hasn’t levelled a single suburb, airport, power station or railway junction.

So they’re not serious either.

Moving on.

srr
srr
February 28, 2022 7:47 am

Razey says:
February 28, 2022 at 6:55 am

Thank You.

Barry
Barry
February 28, 2022 7:49 am

Anchor What says:
February 28, 2022 at 6:42 am

If Zelensky goes to talks in Belarus he’ll be captured. This is the country that forced down a civilian airliner to capture a dissident.

And if he stays where he is, he’ll be terminated by other means.
Putin won’t shirk from decapitating the Ukranian defense structure.

A negotiated settlement (surrender) is by far the best long-term net-least-destructive option, even though it would piss the Yanks off.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 28, 2022 7:55 am

That Romney grub reminds me a lot of Hewson

Prescient. On This Day:

1995 – Former Australian Liberal party leader John Hewson resigns from the Australian parliament almost two years after losing the 1993 Australian federal election.

Cake Man had another two years at the fat end of the trough.

Boambee John
Boambee John
February 28, 2022 8:00 am

Ed Casesays:
February 27, 2022 at 9:58 pm
But Ukrainian president Volodymr Zelensky is still reported to be alive – and is fast becoming a global hero

Yeah, he skedaddled outta Dodge a while back, but before he did, he made a few heroic videos.

Dick

Perhaps you could favour us with a link to confirm this statement? Surely your many Spook contacts can help you here? Or do you just make things up?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 28, 2022 8:04 am

I’m over it.

Skah, in the form of Stefanovic the Younger, breathlessly reporting that Putin is ‘putting his nuclear forces on high alert’.

Yeah righto then.

Then says, in the very next sentence, that Brisbane residents have been ‘put on high alert’.

Slow news day, apparently.

will
will
February 28, 2022 8:06 am
srr
srr
February 28, 2022 8:09 am

Peace Talks Possible Between Russia and Ukraine, as Magnificently Defiant Zelenskyy Stands atop The Alamo of Kyiv Taking Selfies
February 27, 2022 | Sundance | 74 Comments

The propaganda pouring out of Ukraine from the U.S. State Department and the taxpayer funded Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) is, in a modern scale, historic.

In their collective effort to make #Ukraine the modern image of The Alamo (where the last stand to defend all mankind is taking place), the corporate media, state dept and NGO’s are utilizing their Hollywood directed #BringBackOurGirls and #KonySurrender techniques in the extreme.

Pay no attention to the absence of any war fighting actually taking place; meaning the lack of actual fighting shooting and stuff in a modern era where everyone has cell phone cameras; and instead focus your attention to the ‘story telling.’

After all, the White House was very clear that the winner of this contest to defend all humanity from the Russian villain Vladimir Putin, would depend on who could tell a “better story.”

Thus, you do not need to see shooting or actual war type stuff. Instead, the contest to save the planet is boiled down to who can take a better selfie.

As Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh stated last week, the U.S. government has rallied the collective west to defeat Russia using the cultural weapon of social likeability. Vladimir Putin is getting pummeled.

It’s all a grand pantomime folks. All of it. Volodymyr Zelenskyy is the newest Michael Avenatti.

(more…)
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/02/27/peace-talks-possible-between-russia-and-ukraine-as-magnificently-defiant-zelenskyy-stands-atop-the-alamo-of-kyiv-taking-selfies/

miltonf
miltonf
February 28, 2022 8:10 am

I’m over it.

Skah, in the form of Stefanovic the Younger, breathlessly reporting that Putin is ‘putting his nuclear forces on high alert’.

Yeah righto then.

Press off, cancel the sub. Why have these parasites polluting your home, your car?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 28, 2022 8:12 am

Vodka wars.

Trade Group: No, Stoli, Smirnoff Are Not Russian Vodka Imports (27 Feb)

While social media has been abuzz of Americans boycotting Russian vodka and pouring out their Stoli and Smirnoff bottles amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a trade group spokesman noted Sunday these brands are not imported from Russia.

Stolichnaya, aka Stoli, is distilled in Latvia, while Smirnoff is fully owned by Diageo, with no ties to Russia, and the Smirnoff consumed in the U.S. is made in Plainfield, Illinois, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

Maybe you should change the name to Cheer. Sure to work.

srr
srr
February 28, 2022 8:14 am

“[…]
Ukraine has been the playground for the U.S. State Dept, NGO’s, intelligence schemes and DC political grift for well over a decade. You know it because it has been well documented. Yet suddenly, the same Ukraine is the modern Alamo in the battle to save all mankind. Oh, okay, and we’re supposed to forget the first stuff.
[…]
Bottom line folks… The Russia -vs- Ukraine crisis is cover for the outcomes of Joe Biden energy policy, so that American voters do not attach $10/gal gasoline to his climate change agenda, and instead apportion the blame to Russia and Vladimir Putin.

Again, “never let a crisis go to waste,” and if you can’t find the crisis to use, make one.

[ Go Deep ]
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/02/26/stunning-discovery-evidence-suggests-u-s-intel-baited-russia-in-december-by-telling-china-ukraine-was-coming-into-nato/

Boambee John
Boambee John
February 28, 2022 8:19 am

Ed Casesays:
February 27, 2022 at 10:21 pm
They don’t hafta secure the borders of Ukraine, just the barb wire fences around the BioLab.
Anyway, Putin blew the things up, an action i’m sure all Right thinking people would applaud.

Yeerrrrsss! Because there is nothing quite so applause worthy as breaching the bio security barriers of a virus laboratory, thus allowing the nasties to escape into the atmosphere.

You utter Dick Head!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 28, 2022 8:21 am

Maybe you should change the name to Cheer.

Perhaps I’m overestimating this, but yesterday I went shopping. Not for meat, because I won a gigantic meat tray at a pub on Friday*.

I needed cheese, and specifically cheese slices. Went to the dairy bit, and found Cheer cheese absolutely everywhere. Or so it seemed, because every other brand was gone, or almost so. It’s not a supply issue, because the Colesworth empire has been fully stocked for a couple of weeks now.

Every other type of cheese was conspicuous by its absence. I’m not motivated enough to track down how the company that owns Cooncheer is going, but the supermarket shelf situation is a very visible indicator that Joe Punter doesn’t care much for white blackfella serial litigants and their opinions.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 28, 2022 8:22 am

*First meat tray win ever. I need my moment in the sun.

miltonf
miltonf
February 28, 2022 8:24 am

Coon was owned by some Canadian outfit.

Diogenes
Diogenes
February 28, 2022 8:27 am

Went to the dairy bit, and found Cheer cheese absolutely everywhere. Or so it seemed, because every other brand was gone, or almost so

Same same at both the local Coles and Woolies

Diogenes
Diogenes
February 28, 2022 8:30 am

Had a nice sleep in as schools are shut and caught up with the toons. It looks like Bob Moran is as cynical as me.

calli
calli
February 28, 2022 8:30 am

Saputo owns Coon cheese.

The Beloved won the seafood tray at his first ever evening of frivolity at the golf club. Usually he just moseyed on home but this time decided to crack on.

Nothing since.

srr
srr
February 28, 2022 8:34 am

Karlyn Borysenko @Karlyn
3h ·
At 5pm eastern, my husband Victor will join me for his first-ever stream to give his perspective on what is going on in Ukraine. Victor is still a citizen of Ukraine and his entire family still lives there. I’ve found his perspective fascinating and think you will too.
[links to all video platforms – https://gab.com/Karlyn/posts/107871370002196243%5D
[ 🙂 ]
All superchats will go towards Victor buying a new gun – a Canik Rival Dark Side – as a thank you for him doing this stream because being on video is not his favorite thing to do.
Special Edition: Karlyn’s Ukrainian husband answers your questions about Ukraine and Russia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt8_76ybCfQ

calli
calli
February 28, 2022 8:35 am

I wake up to find that the world is still intact and not blown up by nukes but the TV assures me it will happen any moment. Meh. Most of us were alive in the early 80’s. We remember the hysterical b/s.

Stitch n’ Bitch is back on. Thanks oh generous and benevolent government for allowing me to meet my friends maskless.

Arma, how far east do I have to look? 😀

Why is there no smartphone footage of carnage in Ukraine? Have they all been confiscated?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 28, 2022 8:36 am

A (small) win for the good guys. The NT News:

AN Alice Springs man who rendered first aid to his neighbour who had been stabbed has beaten several gun charges he faced in the aftermath.

Last April, police charged 28-year-old Ron Sterry with five weapons offences after officers arrived at the scene of the stabbing and found he was in possession of a number of guns.

This bloke was at home, minding his own business when his next door neighbour was stabbed on his front lawn by some random fuckwit. The crook, allegedly, was still in the area loudly indicating an intent to return and finish the job.

Earlier this month a judge found Mr Sterry’s actions were not disproportionate or unreasonable, with the outcome being celebrated by shooters as a victory against “over the top” gun laws in the Territory.

In the dead of night on April 6, Mr Sterry had heard a commotion and grabbed his loaded 1917 Eddystone rifle and a bayonet for protection and went to help his wounded neighbour while another called emergency services. The weapons were not used that night.

Over the course of 10 months, the five charges laid against Mr Sterry were whittled down to just one, with the other four being dismissed.

On February 11, Mr Sterry was sentenced for carrying the bayonet in public.

This will be due to the bayonet’s technical status as a prohibited weapon or somesuch. He probably didn’t have an antique weapon permit, or whatever it is.

He was put on a six-month good behaviour bond and charged a levy of $150 [for having the bayonet out in public]. No conviction was recorded and the judge issued an order to guarantee Mr Sterry could get his guns back, despite an automatic ban in place under the NT’s gun laws.

There’s a picture in the NT News of Mr Sterry, still in the clothes he wore to court (suit – including waistcoast – and tie, but without the jacket), holding his 1917 rifle, and beaming for the camera.

Beautiful. Well done sir, both at the time and for sticking it out.

Eyrie
Eyrie
February 28, 2022 8:37 am

Mud wasps are notorious for blocking pitot tubes on aircraft. I even had one make a nest in a Curtis fuel drain on our aircraft.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 28, 2022 8:38 am

Stitch n’ Bitch is back on.

Watch all the COVID experts now become experts in military tactics & global payment systems.
Also see how many double, triple jabbed stitchers own up to getting COVID.

calli
calli
February 28, 2022 8:40 am

Yes, I thought the “bee” might be a muddie. Harmless but annoying. They make their little tombs all around my place, including the weepholes.

It’s the paper wasps you have to watch. Aggressive and very hurty. A match fixes them.

srr
srr
February 28, 2022 8:42 am

Every other type of cheese was conspicuous by its absence. I’m not motivated enough to track down how the company that owns Cooncheer is going, but the supermarket shelf situation is a very visible indicator that Joe Punter doesn’t care much for white blackfella serial litigants and their opinions.

In my neck of the woods, city, suburbs & region, I have never seen that Knee Taking Cheese at all.
Never knew it existed.
Coon went.
That was it.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
February 28, 2022 8:44 am

Neil Mitchell 3aw is back in the studio after six months.
Pant wetter on deck.
Asking the not essentials what it feels like to be back at the workplace.
Karens on call.

calli
calli
February 28, 2022 8:45 am

Bern, I shall report back from the rumour mill. They’re all sure to have an opinion on Ukraine informed by Koch and Co, and also that stalwart of Truth, the ABC.

On Covid, curiously, my other close friendship group is completely red pilled and over it. I bet this lot are too.

Which makes the whole European shenanigans very timely as a distraction.

Cassie of Sydney
February 28, 2022 8:46 am

” Most of us were alive in the early 80’s. We remember the hysterical b/s.”

Yep. The front page of the Oz is shilling about Putin and nukes.

Eyrie
Eyrie
February 28, 2022 8:48 am

I wake up to find that the world is still intact and not blown up by nukes but the TV assures me it will happen any moment. Meh. Most of us were alive in the early 80’s. We remember the hysterical b/s.

If you weren’t at least a little worried about nuclear armageddon back in the 1980’s you didn’t understand the problem.
It came close a couple of times by accident and it was really only a matter of time until another accident occurred which wasn’t caught in time.
It was though a simpler time. I’d almost swap the threat of nuclear armageddon for what we have now. A real threat keeps nations focused on reality.

Indolent
Indolent
February 28, 2022 8:56 am
feelthebern
feelthebern
February 28, 2022 8:58 am

Russian/Ukraine will be called TikTok War 1.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
February 28, 2022 8:58 am

‘Increasingly’ bullshit.
University of Queensland infectious diseases specialist Paul Griffin says vaccination protects against long COVID.
Dr Griffin said for a long time the “jury was out” but the evidence was building that vaccines do protect people from the long-term effects of the virus as well.

“Increasingly it does appear that vaccines do reduce your chance of getting all forms of this infection, including the long-term manifestations that we’ve come to know as long COVID,” he said.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
February 28, 2022 8:59 am

A negotiated settlement (surrender) is by far the best long-term net-least-destructive option, even though it would piss the Yanks off.

I remember hearing (but may be mis-remembering) that the Czech leader looked upon Prague at the end of WW2 and congratulated himself that the city was relatively undamaged thanks to his surrendering early to the Germans.

I believe that the Slav citizens were less brutalised by the Nazis because the Nazis saw them more as useful labour than the stuff of potential uprisings.

miltonf
miltonf
February 28, 2022 9:00 am

The best story about Australian was Skylab crashing to earth- I’m told they just made it all up along with the usual false quotes. The story assumed it would crash into the ocean but instead it went down in WA.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
February 28, 2022 9:01 am

Slow news day, apparently.

Slow reporters.

And I don’t mean slow as in tardy – but more like retard.

srr
srr
February 28, 2022 9:01 am

Funny, I can SEE this video, only hear the audio. Moving the curser along the play line will show up stills, but can’t enjoy the show as they are in the US –

Sun_Lizard
February 27, 2022 4:14 pm
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https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/02/27/peace-talks-possible-between-russia-and-ukraine-as-magnificently-defiant-zelenskyy-stands-atop-the-alamo-of-kyiv-taking-selfies/comment-page-2/#comment-8606464

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 28, 2022 9:01 am

Twitter says that Norman Swan was on Radio National this morning saying the war in Ukraine could make COVID worse.

Razey
Razey
February 28, 2022 9:03 am

This seems good war situation analysis.

https://thesaker.is/quick-interlude-with-a-few-quick-comments/

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
February 28, 2022 9:04 am

First meat tray win ever. I need my moment in the sun.

Congrats, KD.

Wishing you and your meat tray all the best.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 28, 2022 9:06 am

Conversely, the NT News is also running this attempt at influencing:

A UKRAINIAN woman living in Darwin has called for Territorian support and is sharing her story to shine a light on the gravity of what is occurring on the other side of the globe.

Since Russia began to invade her homeland Ukraine, Yuliia Shchedrovska has felt hopelessness and despair as she watches the atrocities unfold from abroad.

The atrocities. Uh huh. She has concerns about Mum:

“What I’m really worried about is that she just cannot get out, there’s nobody that could come and get her and she has not got a driver’s license,” Ms Shchedrovska said.

“Everything is shut and there are sirens going off all of the time.”

That she knows this is happening, and that Mum hasn’t been turned into paste underneath a building reassembled by 155mm high explosive sort of goes against the whole ‘atrocity’ thing. Have a go at this from the piece’s ‘author’, somebody called Floss Adams:

With sheer will and grit, the proud Ukrainian is fighting her fears and banding together with 18 other Ukrainians living in Darwin, in bid to start a movement of support from Territorians.

Yep. Got it. Sheer will. 18.

And then, finally, in a move obviously lost on Adams and her subbies:

“I’m asking everyone who can help, please, donate to the official portal that was created by the National Bank of Ukraine in support of the Ukrainian Army.”

Aaaaand there we go.

Struth
February 28, 2022 9:06 am

Or, perhaps more accurately, the WEF is merely a cool kids’ club for the very, very rich and the very well connected, rather than the Nuffy-bait murdergenociders bodily fluid-polluters and folks-who-would-be-King we’ve been shoutily ‘led’ to believe by certain folks for the last 2 years.

And membership means nothing in the face of one’s own personal political agendas…

The stupid…it burns.

I’d say this type of goose is the type so caught up on blogs like this he has neither the time nor the inclination to read the WEF’s own websites and it’s stated aims, also stated by it’s head…on video…many times…, those aims purely socialist control of the globe.
His disciples, many like the PM of Norway, a twenty something little chicky babe still out clubbing…mysteriously get placed in positions of power and influence all over the globe, and even use the same “build back better” language…….
Trudeau, Ahern, Johnson, Greg Hunt, Macron, were nobodies when they graduated.
They only became well connected because of the WEF….
This level of ignorance after the last two years must be described as denialism, not many people are that thick.
Even choo choo man.

Here on this blog, we also have someone else, so incredibly timid and without the slightest thought toward civic responsibility, as to take a jab from criminals, a jab not cleared or tested, while reports flooded in of it killing and injuring thousands, to fight of a virus 99.8 percent of people survive without needing.
True insanity.
He then get his good nazi pass, (until the booster is required and then the next), to stroll down and grab a double latte with all the other good Nazis. He has been a nightly abusive smart arse of little substance for the last 10 to 15 years I’ve known of, including now calling me insane and declares he fears I have terrorist tendancies.
He buys left wing “punch a Nazi” fucktards lunch and being a little fellow, feels big here.
My little wog mate is full of shit.
Now, I haven’t changed , ….and haven’t needed to,… my stance on this whole Kungflu coup, because I did some research at the start. It’s not rocket science, but you have to WANT to know.
The biggest insanity, if the truth be known, and the greatest danger to us all, much more dangerous than one little bread van in the imaginations of a silly old urban wog, is the self delusion and denialism so rampant these days, in so many.
I expect hatred to be directed at those still dealing with reality, from people who now have to contemplate what they have done, and chosen to put it all in the forgettory…..
I expect small men with big mouths to call those dealing with reality “terrorists” and “insane”, but we who have not changed, and not submitted, are also able to see the anger they have for themselves as they spew their vile, and we feel nothing but pity.
Yet the truth must be spoken loudly, proudly and often, so if they don’t like hearing it, fuck off and go and watch Reality TV.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 28, 2022 9:09 am

Wishing you and your meat tray all the best.

It’s like an extension of the family, Lode.

One of the pork chops resembles, at first glance and admittedly through the glad wrap, Jessica Alba.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 28, 2022 9:10 am

Blue ticks are still re-tweeting this Ghost pilot story.
They are also retweeting the pali girl/IDF set up from years ago as a Ukraine girl/Russian soldier.
As every sane person on twitter points out, there is no desert in Ukraine.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 28, 2022 9:11 am

donate to the official portal that was created by the National Bank of Ukraine in support of the Ukrainian Army.

That’s some good grifting there.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 28, 2022 9:14 am

Nukes.
Now look what you’ve done.
You’ve gone & got the Russians talking nukes.

h/t Kirk Van Houten

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 28, 2022 9:15 am

I expect small men with big mouths

That say things like ‘I will ram that checkpoint in my Kenworth’, ‘Stand and fight and fall’, ‘fuck them’, get a clot and die’, ‘the last holdout’, ‘only white Anglo Saxon Christian males will save us’, and also ‘I have done enough’?

Those things?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 28, 2022 9:16 am

Can I borrow a feeling?

miltonf
miltonf
February 28, 2022 9:16 am

“I’m asking everyone who can help, please, donate to the official portal that was created by the National Bank of Ukraine in support of the Ukrainian Army.”

and this time you won’t be doxxed and have your bank a/c frozen. Meja approved cause.

Rabz
February 28, 2022 9:18 am

As real as most footage of what’s going on in Kiev:

Thanks Rick, that was absolutely hilarious.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
February 28, 2022 9:20 am

Same same at both the local Coles and Woolies

Gawd! I hate those places.

They always seem run down and derelict, and the people working there just seem defeated.

All contrasting to the ads with vibrant excited people in sunlit family settings watching wide-eyed and the plump vivid cornucopia being paraded before them.

It is like the company does not think people will make a conscious connection even though that is the point of the advertising.

I do find IGA staff infinitely more pleasant. The layout is more practical without trying to present the dilapidated futuristic façade of plasterboard like the other two. And there must be some trick to their recruitment practices – maybe more friends and family contacts. Maybe they survey the wastelands of Coles and Wollies and feel fortunate.

Cassie of Sydney
February 28, 2022 9:27 am

Regardless of one’s feelings about Putin and what he’s doing, given what’s ensued in Ukraine since 2014 it can be argued that this military activity was inevitable. There was one US president who might have stepped up to help Ukraine, Donald J Trump but he’s no longer president, in no small part due to the Machiavellian machinations of Ukrainian ministers and operatives who assisted Clinton and the Demonrats with their Wussia hoax against Trump.

I pity the Ukrainian people. I don’t pity Zelensky or the Ukrainian government.

Zelensky is a dead man walking.

calli
calli
February 28, 2022 9:28 am

If you weren’t at least a little worried about nuclear armageddon back in the 1980’s you didn’t understand the problem.

I didn’t say that though. In the early 80’s I was a young mum and worried sick about nuclear war.

My point was that we’ve seen all this before. The press will wade over a tide of blood to ensure eyeballs and clicks regardless of truth. It’s worse today than ever before.

I don’t trust them.

miltonf
miltonf
February 28, 2022 9:28 am

My local Coles people are generally pretty pleasant and friendly.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
February 28, 2022 9:31 am

My local Coles people are generally pretty pleasant and friendly.

Thank them personally. Don’t tell management to pass on thanks because they will inform head office and your locals will be carted off for re-education.

calli
calli
February 28, 2022 9:32 am

One of the pork chops resembles, at first glance and admittedly through the glad wrap, Jessica Alba.

Lol.

Knuckles and the meat tray.

miltonf
miltonf
February 28, 2022 9:35 am

No coincidence that the creepy Vindman from the Muller circus was Ukrainian. The place seems to be a play thing of the US establishment.

Kneel
Kneel
February 28, 2022 9:36 am

“…not blown up by nukes but the TV assures me it will happen any moment….”

I don’t think Putin meant nukes, to be honest. I think he meant hypersonic missiles – which they have tested and are very hard to intercept.

miltonf
miltonf
February 28, 2022 9:36 am

I was going to a say a plaything of the DNC but the RINOs are heavily involved too by all accounts.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 28, 2022 9:38 am

Elders the first to speak to Yoorrook commission
Miki Perkins
By Miki Perkins
February 28, 2022 — 12.15am

Aboriginal elders will be the first people to present their stories and evidence to the state’s truth-telling commission on the many impacts of colonialism, racism and injustice on Indigenous Victorians.

The Yoorrook Justice Commission, formerly named Yoo-rrook, will announce on Monday that elders will be the first to speak to commissioners at “yarning circles” on Country across Victoria over the next three months, as part of a dialogue that will culminate in the commission’s interim report, due to be released in June.

Commissioners will visit significant historical and cultural sites with elders to discuss which matters should be the priority for the inquiry, and have one-on-one meetings with elders.

The five-person commission was due to commence public hearings in July last year but postponed them several times. Commissioners blamed COVID-19 restrictions for delays to the listening tour of regional areas to accept submissions from Aboriginal elders and organisations

In January, the chief executive officer of the truth-telling commission, Josh Smith, and his office director, Alexandra Krummel, resigned, allegedly amid infighting between administrators and commissioners.

The commission now has an interim CEO, Elly Patira, who will guide the process for the next three months.

Professor Eleanor Bourke, the chair of the Yoorrook Justice Commission, said the voices of elders would be at the centre of the truth-telling commission and will ensure it is guided by, and grounded in, their cultural authority.

“Elders voices are paramount,” Professor Bourke said. “Their voices will underpin truth and justice for First Peoples. By prioritising elders first, Yoorrook will ensure their stories and truths are captured and included as evidence in its final recommendations.”

Elders will be given the option of having their stories included in the official public record of the impact of colonisation in Victoria.

The Yoorrook commission has released a tight timetable of meetings ahead of the release of its interim report in June.

Commencing in March, there will be three phases of community engagement, Yoorrook’s formal launch on March 24, and meetings and formal hearings with elders from the end of April.

The first dedicated truth-telling and justice commission of its kind in Australia, it will examine systemic injustice experienced by Aboriginal communities in Victoria since European colonisation and is considered integral to the state’s treaty process. The $58 million commission was set up in partnership between the First People’s Assembly and the Andrews government.

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Seriously?

Pogria
Pogria
February 28, 2022 9:39 am

Mornin’ all. I thought it was about time for a little levity around here. What with all the misery and lies rocketing around via our meeja class.

miltonf
miltonf
February 28, 2022 9:40 am

Imagine a Murdoch rag spruiking for donations to Canadian truckies- no I can’t either.

Struth
February 28, 2022 9:40 am

While I am delving into diagnosis of the recently turned psychotics, we again can use Notafan as a classic example.
Her approach differs somewhat to me little wog mate’s approach but it’s born from the same cause.
Self loathing.
The almost minute by minute reporting in on her holiday and flaunting it is an overcompensation as she desperately tries , (and fails miserably), to pretend she is quite happy with her reactions to all of this.
You see, she knows right from wrong, but being stubborn and unable to admit she lost the plot to fear propaganda and straight out lies, has decided, in much the same way as a fat person pretends they are happy with their weight, to just go with it, indeed to celebrate it.

Like a suicidal gay overcompensating by dancing,smiling and waving on a float in a Sydney parade.
It’s called living a lie.
A lot of that going on.
Even poor Knuckle dragger’s last response to me was incoherent emotion nonsense.

They are all, like JC, responding in ways people avoiding the truth respond.
They can’t shoot the message, so they sadly, try to shoot the messenger.

That’s why, before I even came back here, upon hearing of the Russian invasion, I knew it would be received with almost joy by many here, and will be all that is talked about now.
Those you call insane, know why.
But worse than that, because we know why, we know these types will focus on the Ukraine war as a way to forget the last two years here, and what has happened……and what they did, …but the danger is….it plays straight into the hands of those still doing it to us.
We need to be focussing on what our own tyrants are doing while you watch the Ukraine to sooth your self loathing and try to forget your own situations.

Pogria
Pogria
February 28, 2022 9:40 am
Bluey
Bluey
February 28, 2022 9:40 am

Checking some of the social media this morning the couple of things that stand out are apparently the Ukrainians are sharing a video of a captured Russian major being tortured as a moral booster. Oh joy. Bet that doesn’t get covered in the mainstream if it’s true.
Mariupol surrounded and the Azov battalion is digging in, using civilians as shields. There’s also a video allegedly showing them shooting civilians trying to flee the city.

Lots of talk and pictures/videos of Russian convoy breakdowns or ambushes. Russia claiming there were requests for negotiations and then the Ukrainian delegation didn’t show.

So, really no concrete information on anything. Guess we’ll be waiting for the clarity of hindsight. Assuming no glow in the dark scenario.

Roger
Roger
February 28, 2022 9:41 am

St. Petersburg police beating and arresting illegal demonstrators.

It’s just like Melbourne, really.

Pogria
Pogria
February 28, 2022 9:42 am

Also, we mustn’t forget our awesome celebrity opinions.

Roger
Roger
February 28, 2022 9:44 am

…the Azov battalion is digging in, using civilians as shields. There’s also a video allegedly showing them shooting civilians trying to flee the city.

This is the neo-Nazi militia that the Western press was fawning over as they trained babushkas to fire weapons a week or so ago. If they regard civilians as combatants then that report is not beyond the realm of credibility.

Soon we’ll likely be supplying them with arms.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 28, 2022 9:45 am

The IGA supermarket model is fundamentally different from the Colesworths model. Our local IGA was owned for years by two old Italian guys who sold it when they retired. They sold it to the guy who owned the one in hipster central, Leederville which operated 24/7 sort of as a foodie 7-11. Now it is practically unrecognisable.

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
February 28, 2022 9:47 am

St. Petersburg police beating and arresting illegal demonstrators.

It’s just like Melbourne, really.

….and Ottawa.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 28, 2022 9:49 am

The Blue Singlet Blowhard is going strong today.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 28, 2022 9:50 am

The worst thing about Colesworths is the lack of variety in each product line. If you’re lucky they might carry the No 1 and 2 seller, if manufacturers are prepared to bend over and get screwed by Colesworths trading terms.

Struth
February 28, 2022 9:51 am

The Blue Singlet Blowhard is going strong today.

They are all, like JC, responding in ways people avoiding the truth respond.
They can’t shoot the message, so they sadly, try to shoot the messenger.

srr
srr
February 28, 2022 9:52 am

O.K., try again –

Well, here’s a side of Zelenskyy no one expected to go viral!!

We must remember that he is/was a stand-up comedian and actor before he became a Klaus Schwab WEF graduate.

Cossacks | Spoiled in Ukraine, parody 2014
https://youtu.be/kgOSrw9Q8rc?t=46

A.R. Roberts
February 27, 2022 5:13 pm
Now we know. A picture speaks a thousand words. The is no amount of money that could get me in S&M outfit or woman high heels. Zelensky is the Slavic version of Justina Blackface of Canada. All these WEF people are freakazoids!
***
2014 was also when his side was burning Ukrainians alive and making a national joke of it.

Razey
Razey
February 28, 2022 9:55 am

Just counted 3 aircraft, one each from Geneva, Luxemburg & Vienna. Must be diplomatic missions. Maybe EU have shit their pants?

https://www.flight-radar.org/

Razey
Razey
February 28, 2022 9:55 am

Razeysays:
February 28, 2022 at 9:55 am
Just counted 3 aircraft, one each from Geneva, Luxemburg & Vienna. Must be diplomatic missions. Maybe EU have shit their pants?

https://www.flight-radar.org/

All heading for Moscow.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 28, 2022 9:58 am

Must be quiet over at the Furniture Store.
Has Faulty reported it to the Online Thingy Commish yet?

Razey
Razey
February 28, 2022 9:59 am

Razeysays:
February 28, 2022 at 9:55 am
Razeysays:
February 28, 2022 at 9:55 am
Just counted 3 aircraft, one each from Geneva, Luxemburg & Vienna. Must be diplomatic missions. Maybe EU have shit their pants?

https://www.flight-radar.org/

All heading for Moscow.

Could be picking up diplomats tho!

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
February 28, 2022 10:06 am

IGA I used to frequent was a great mini market in size, run by young Italian guys. Stacked floor to ceiling with more variety than a small colesworth. Local kids had a job there to suit uni classes. The kids restocked the shelves all day and night trying to keep up with trade. I’m glad ALDI came along to stuff up colesworth ripping us off for years buniness plan. Neighbours had coles shares for which they got a 5% I think discount. Then when coles discontinued the discount they went to ALDI. Coles missed out all round.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 28, 2022 10:10 am

No coincidence that the creepy Vindman from the Muller circus was Ukrainian.

You should see his kunt wife on twitter.
I reckon she cucked him into his bullshit story.
He wasn’t even on the call.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
February 28, 2022 10:10 am

Faulty jnr changing his name to Ken Worth. Is that actionable?

bons
bons
February 28, 2022 10:12 am

Let’s get this thing into context.
Are people seriously comparing the corrupt shenanigins in the Ukraine with the actions of a KGB murderer, history’s greatest thief, manager of a penetration operation that makes the old Soviet KGB look like amateurs, and controller of the new gulag.
Nothing that occurs in the Ukraine justifies this Russian monster’s invasion.

Angus Black
Angus Black
February 28, 2022 10:13 am

“Where does a wise man hide a leaf? In the forest. But what does he do if there is no forest? He grows a forest to hide it in.”

? G K Chesterton, The Innocence of Father Brown

I have a conspiracy theory for you to think about. Imagine you, the great and good in what passes, these days, for Western Civilisation had made a total pigs breakfast of a response to a manufactured virus, quickly decaying in virulence and, at its earliest and worst, only serious for those already in God’s waiting room.

As a consequence, Big Pharma has been hoovering up public money – and the giant credit card bill yet to be paid – citizens have been terrified, locked down, fed dangerous and (at best useless) drugs, set one against the other; beyond COVID, health services have effectively been reduced to a trickle and preventative care has almost completely collapsed – a giant health care disaster set to unfold – and the economy has not only been shot to bits, it has been twisted so that giant international corporations (Amazon, EBay etc etc etc) have barely been affected while SMEs have gone t9 the wall like jet-propelled lemmings…

Well, you get the picture.

Eventually, the day of reckoning looms. Eventually the great and the good realise that they will not be able to hide the “rubble” for much longer.

Where do you hide social and economic destruction on such a scale?

A: inside a new World War …

You really can never be cynical enough.

srr
srr
February 28, 2022 10:13 am

Sancho Panzer says:
February 28, 2022 at 9:58 am

Must be quiet over at the Furniture Store.
Has Faulty reported it to the Online Thingy Commish yet?

Another handy tell of the enemy within, is when those who carried on for years like heroes of justice, demanding our “18 c” and other Govt Tools Against Justice & The People, be remedied, just can’t get enough of threating others with those same tools themselves.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 28, 2022 10:17 am

Local kids had a job there to suit uni classes

My local IGA announced they would not be installing self service checkouts – they saw it as more important to go on employing the local younger generation.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 28, 2022 10:17 am

Soon we’ll likely be supplying them with arms.

Our Nazis are better than their Nazis! We must overcome the Nazi gap before it’s too late!

Daniel Greenfield has a couple of good blog posts today.

Ukraine, Russia, and the Problem of Propaganda (27 Feb)

Suffice it to say that pretty much everything you hear from one side or the other is partly wrong, but has some truth to it. For example, there are indeed Nazis on both sides, whether it’s Ukraine’s Azov battalion or elements of Russia’s Wagner group. Likewise, Ukraine is incredibly corrupt, but Russia is even more incredibly corrupt. Some of our own special interests have ties to Ukrainian business interests, others have ties to Russian business interests. There’s a lot of money to be made in both places. Just ask the Clintons.

Can Putin Win? (27 Feb)

Whatever the outcome of the war, the one thing Putin has done is burn up the proceeds of the extensive influence campaign that Russia has waged for over a decade. After spending a fortune, building media outlets like RT and Sputnik and enlisting propagandists and influencers, many on the left who in the wake of the Iraq War somehow became convinced that Russia was actually opposed to imperialism and international wars, he cashed it all in in order to invade Ukraine. It doesn’t look like it was a very good investment.

Both are entertaining and intelligent observations. It fits with “old man in a hurry syndrome” ( (c) Winston).

miltonf
miltonf
February 28, 2022 10:17 am

history’s greatest thief

that’s a big call

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 28, 2022 10:18 am

The Furniture Store is like those guys who went to the South American jungle in the 1800s from Australia. It might be paradise but I’ll just stay here thanks.

bons
bons
February 28, 2022 10:19 am

Oops, bad memories.
Gillard’s flood levy that kept on extending.
Palachook will not be able to resist.
I searched for the promised audit of the levy expenditure. Didn’t happen apparently.

Roger
Roger
February 28, 2022 10:19 am

Nothing that occurs in the Ukraine justifies this Russian monster’s invasion.

No. Donbas is one thing, but Kiev is quite another.

But the Americans and NATO have badly mismanaged relations with Russia since 1991. That’s not to justify Putin’s actions, but to put them in context, as you suggest.

Now Australia’s government is sticking its nose where it has no business.

Plus ça change!

Struth
February 28, 2022 10:21 am
Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
February 28, 2022 10:21 am

I do find IGA staff infinitely more pleasant

Ditto for my local IGA too.
Additionally, they have provided excellent product range, stock on shelves, and service throughout the “pandemic”.
Only on one day in that entire time did they enforce QR coding.
Customers keep coming back to them.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
February 28, 2022 10:23 am

history’s greatest thief

a touch of hyperbowl

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
February 28, 2022 10:24 am

Now Australia’s government is sticking its nose where it has no business.

If we had wanted a grandiose megalomaniac degrading the office of PM by strutting around attempting to self-aggrandise on the world stage, Australian politics would still be a contest between KRudd and Mick Trumble.

Struth
February 28, 2022 10:25 am
Roger
Roger
February 28, 2022 10:26 am

Looks like Europe is going to extend Russian sanctions to international bank transfers.

That means no payments for Russian gas going to Moscow.

With Russia threaening a wholesale re-evaluation of relations with countries applying sanctions, perhaps the Europeans are seeing the writing on the wall: “No gas for you!”

Struth
February 28, 2022 10:27 am
Bluey
Bluey
February 28, 2022 10:27 am

Roger, I reckon you’re on the money there. It’s like most of the world still sees Russia as the Soviet Union 30 years after it’s dead and buried. Modern Russia is not.
Not saying it’s a great place to live, or not corrupt etc. however I think they as a country have been trying to be taken seriously as having a place at the table and been constantly rebuffed. It’s only reinforced the cultural paranoia and at this point any chance of building a workable relationship with the west is gone.

I suspect Trump wanted an attempt at building a good relationship, but the politics of it was rendered impossible and has pushed Russia into building one with China instead. There’s so many could have beens, but a compete lack of statesmen to have seen them succeed.

Gilas
Gilas
February 28, 2022 10:27 am

feelthebern says:
February 27, 2022 at 10:38 pm

Considering the sanctions exempt all energy & energy related (plus other goods) they are not worth shit.
Seriously, if it wasn’t for the fake twitter stuff, you’d be hard pressed to believe anything was happening.

All correct.

There’s complete disconnection between the MSM/SM complex and the only half-reliable index of the real world ie. financial markets.
They appear to have already decided that nothing important is really happening.
All bluster and crap from the failing, dying MSM and the shrieking propaganda cesspits of SM.
Bob Moran’s cartoon from earlier today tells the story..

No sanctions with any real-world financial consequences.
No strategic infrastructure or services destroyed, as one would expect to occur within hours of a real attack.
Probably no “action” beyond the Donbass.

Just Putin’s concrete military reminder that Kyiv should leave Eastern Ukraine the fuck alone.

When compared to the corrupt Kenyan’s interference in the ME and Nth Africa, the double standards/hypocrisy of the West hits you in the face… again.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
February 28, 2022 10:30 am

Not so fast.
Predicted grain commodity price spikes are hard to pin down.
Offers are pulled as the Ukraine situation unfolds and nobody wants to take positions.
Can’t sell canola today.

EvilElvis
EvilElvis
February 28, 2022 10:30 am

The Blue Singlet Blowhard is going strong today.

And yet, he’s still right.

On another note, it’s good to see the opinion of a few posters here is turning ever so slowly from the MSM driven hysteria of a few days ago. It’s no wonder this country can’t get it’s shit together.

Roger
Roger
February 28, 2022 10:31 am

Fortune magazine:

‘Putin might have just kick-started Europe’s green energy revolution’

It’s not all doom & gloom then, eh?

And Greta will be pleased.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 28, 2022 10:32 am

Russian gas still transiting Ukraine to European hubs.
Would they be pumping it if they thought they weren’t going to get paid.
Genuine question?

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 28, 2022 10:34 am

This gas aspect is making the whole invasion of Ukraine not just odd.
It’s bizarre.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 28, 2022 10:35 am

Ditto for my local IGA too.

My local IGA is incredibly enlightened. I can get Habanero Tabasco and Carolina Reaper Sauce there.
Often sells out rapidly too, so it’s not just me.

On the other hand about a decade ago there was an ownership change and the new owner overextended. Shelves increasingly resembled something out of East Germany. Bare. It was interesting and sad. Eventually whoever the owner was sold out and the new guy has been excellent ever since, especially in supplying hot sauce.

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