Open Thread – Tues 1 March 2022


Cain and Abel, Jean-Charles-Joseph Rémond, mid-1800s

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Struth
March 4, 2022 7:38 pm

warning warning st ruth is irate

Here’s a fact.
The compliant have put me out of work.
If no one had complied this would be over by now.
I’d be working.
Then they think they are going to fucking gloat about it, and tell me I’m sitting on my arse when they are the cause of it.
Or go on overseas holidays and still call themselves victims.
Sick fuckers.
You tell me when a man should put up with that shit?
If he said it to my face he’d be on his arse.
And rightly so.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 4, 2022 7:38 pm

I can see why you left the force KD.

Dunno what you’re on about.

Space Force hadn’t even started then.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
March 4, 2022 7:38 pm

I was often flown first class around the place to conduct tours all over Australia and ran tours that actually ran all over Australia.
From Melbourne.
SCo MO fucked the lot, basically.

When was the last time there was first class on any domestic flight in Australia?
There used to be, but didn’t it stop around the early ’90’s? How did ScoMo fuck that up?

Indolent
Indolent
March 4, 2022 7:41 pm

The end game. You can bet your life Morrison would be first in queue.

The WHO is working on a global vaccine passport system

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2022 7:43 pm

Lizzie would know when they cut out First Class. I knew this would happen.

Indolent
Indolent
March 4, 2022 7:45 pm

Biden-Harris Regime Wants $22.5 Billion to Give to His Cronies in Pfizer and Moderna

If Thomas Renz has his way, they’ll need it for legal fees and payouts.

Frank
Frank
March 4, 2022 7:45 pm

The Tote was OK, Punters Club, the Evelyn too, as long as you were up to date with your vaccinations.

Struth
March 4, 2022 7:46 pm

This sentence manages to be simultaneously whiny and arrogant.

You started the parochial nonsense, St. Ruth. You.

You started it with your incessant ‘Quenthlanders would never stand for this’ while specifically referring to Victoria. This went on for months. All Victorian were culpable cowards, who refused to stand and fight and fall.

It started with the Victorians, and they should have not complied right from the start.
No one should have, but they were getting it first.

THEN, when Pallashay and Jeannette Young turned out to be as bad – if not worse – than Andrews, it was ‘I’m only one man’ at first, which evolved into ‘the real Quenthlanders where I live’ and into ‘all Quenthlanders who don’t live in Brisbane’ to ‘the last holdouts of white anglo Christian blokes who are the only one that can save us’.

Yep, and when the queenslanders failed I didn’t excuse them either, but the Victorians were first, hence we called out to them to defy and not to buckle.

Are you really surprised that people didn’t take the piss out of this? Are you surprised, with your steely-eyed weatherbeaten real Aussie sense of humour? Are you really that tone deaf?

You acknowledge in your comment that the lockdowns and bullshit happened at different times.
I am not excusing a state, it’s just that Victorians get all but hurt parochial.

Don’t throw this back anywhere else. You started it, and you can’t cop it in return.

I fucking started this did I?
I don’t remember pulling a fucking socialist coup.
And whether I started it or not, I still haven’t budged an inch on my stance.
Not a mask worn, let alone a jab taken.
I’ve stood by what I believed we should do.
Completely.

Shortly you’ll start telling people to fuck themselves – if you haven’t already – because you’re an effete milquetoast fibbing crybully.

Convenient to call truth sayers crybullies when you don’t want to hear it.
So go fuck yourself.

Struth
March 4, 2022 7:49 pm

There used to be, but didn’t it stop around the early ’90’s?

It was the early ninties as I already said, so keep up.
Actually I think it was going up to about 96 or so at least.

Indolent
Indolent
March 4, 2022 7:53 pm

I’m amazed how Zelensky is getting away with these lies, each designed to escalate the situation.

Why wouldn’t you get away with it if the whole might of the media is behind you, to the point of abusing and threatening anyone who disagrees.

custard
custard
March 4, 2022 7:53 pm

From Patel Patriot substack on devolution

So let’s connect all the dots here.

Putin says he is striving for the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine
The Russian embassy in Canada releases a statement saying they are ending wars rather than starting them, in similar manner to Trump.
The Russian embassy statement reinforces that Russia’s goal is the denazification of Ukraine, and specifically names the neo-Nazi group “Azov”.
Azov was funded by Kolomoisky.
Kolomoisky is almost certainly the owner of Burisma.
Burisma hired Hunter Biden.
Joe Biden as VP withholds $1 billion in loan guarantees to get the prosecutor looking into Burisma fired.

This guy is on to something.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 4, 2022 7:54 pm

Touched that nerve. Good. This is what you said:

The point being this parochial shit by ignorant throbs as if everybody only comes from one state is what they do when they have no real arguments

And that’s exactly what you have been doing for Christ knows how long. Exactly what you have been doing. Which is why I said this:

You started the parochial nonsense, St. Ruth. You.

You started it with your incessant ‘Quenthlanders would never stand for this’ while specifically referring to Victoria. This went on for months. All Victorian were culpable cowards, who refused to stand and fight and fall.

THEN, when Pallashay and Jeannette Young turned out to be as bad – if not worse – than Andrews, it was ‘I’m only one man’ at first, which evolved into ‘the real Quenthlanders where I live’ and into ‘all Quenthlanders who don’t live in Brisbane’ to ‘the last holdouts of white anglo Christian blokes who are the only one that can save us’.

Don’t turn it all around. By your own commentary you have no real arguments. Not my words. Yours. The kindest explanation is that you’re extremely forgetful. Anything else is malicious bluster.

I said yesterday that this is the most important cause for several centuries, and meant it. I honestly believe you are smacking the stumps out from under it with your constant goalpost-shifting, story-telling, half-fake buffoonery, and this is too important for that.

rosie
rosie
March 4, 2022 7:56 pm

I’m not responsible for Dan, Tim.
If Victorians don’t vote him out this year, I suppose those still affected by his mandates will have to consider their options.

John H.
John H.
March 4, 2022 7:58 pm

dover0beachsays:
March 4, 2022 at 7:47 pm
I’m amazed how Zelensky is getting away with these lies, each designed to escalate the situation.

You’re amazed a politician gets away with lies? I thought you were more world weary than that DB. ?

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 4, 2022 8:00 pm

Cheers Zulu.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2022 8:01 pm

To the commenter this Wednesday who recommended a teaspoon of Vegemite for cramps.
It’s worked.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 4, 2022 8:03 pm

I believe I will visit the local establishment. There may be a window of opportunity for me to do some overdue groundwork.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2022 8:05 pm

It is amazing.
The bigger the lie, the easier it is to believe.
To be fair, though, the Lugenpresse is totally on board with everything Zelenskyy says.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2022 8:05 pm

I’m amazed how Zelensky is getting away with these lies, each designed to escalate the situation.

Must think it’s in the bag. Bit early to make that call I would think. Poot won’t be happy with those Chinese tyres though.

rosie
rosie
March 4, 2022 8:06 pm

Much wow, his boss gave him a room in his Moonee Ponds mansion between tours.
All this because I made a teasing comment about Ramsay Street Tours.
Everyone care now.

John H.
John H.
March 4, 2022 8:06 pm

Ed Casesays:
March 4, 2022 at 8:01 pm
To the commenter this Wednesday who recommended a teaspoon of Vegemite for cramps.
It’s worked.

You were deficient in some B groups. My last order from iHerb included lithium orotate(wonderful dreams, good for brain) but instead I received a B complex. I had avoided using it because I also take benfotiamine, a potent form of thiamine. I started using it though and there seemed to be a beneficial effect. So I am left to wonder, and am not surprised it might be true, that the RDA for B vits is too low.

But why vegemite Ed? It’s loaded with that poison SALT? You are a contradictory entity.

rosie
rosie
March 4, 2022 8:11 pm

Not as if Andrews didn’t stand over every Victorian particularly Melbournians for the last two years with his no mother’s day, night curfews, distance limits, closed playgrounds, beach patrolling soldiers and police etc.
But I still can’t agree that its the biggest issue for the last several hundred years, not by a long shot.

custard
custard
March 4, 2022 8:17 pm
cohenite
March 4, 2022 8:26 pm
Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2022 8:29 pm

You were deficient in some B groups.

Perhaps, but cramps only occur for a few days after eating Chicken, so Chicken mustn’t be a complete food.

So I am left to wonder, and am not surprised it might be true, that the RDA for B vits is too low.

The RDA for everything, apart from Vitamin A, is way too low.
Never trust Government with your health.

But why vegemite Ed?

Can’t answer that, but here’s a guess:
Vegemite isn’t particularly digestible, it coats the lining of the gut, blocking adsorption of nutrients [and some antinutrients, obviously] from the Chyme.

It’s loaded with that poison SALT? You are a contradictory entity.

You’re correct about Salt being a poison, but it’s the only thing that makes Vegemite edible.
The myth that Salt prevents Cramps is just that, a myth.
There’s enough salt in Beef and Lamb to easily supply any Salt requirement, but chemical salt can’t be processed by the Kidneys.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2022 8:29 pm

Putin says he is striving for the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine
The Russian embassy in Canada releases a statement saying they are ending wars rather than starting them, in similar manner to Trump.
The Russian embassy statement reinforces that Russia’s goal is the denazification of Ukraine, and specifically names the neo-Nazi group “Azov”.
Azov was funded by Kolomoisky.
Kolomoisky is almost certainly the owner of Burisma.
Burisma hired Hunter Biden.
Joe Biden as VP withholds $1 billion in loan guarantees to get the prosecutor looking into Burisma fired.

stinks is an understatement

cohenite
March 4, 2022 8:32 pm
Winston Smith
March 4, 2022 8:32 pm

Vernon Jones Will Nominate Trump for Speaker – And Once the Senate Confirms Impeachment of Biden and Harris “Trump will be President of the United States”

TrumpTrumpTrump!
Even if it doesn’t work out, it will be worthwhile just to watch a few select Democrats shit themselves.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2022 8:34 pm

Yep. No surprise Poot had Ukraine on the top of the list.

John H.
John H.
March 4, 2022 8:36 pm

You’re correct about Salt being a poison, but it’s the only thing that makes Vegemite edible.
The myth that Salt prevents Cramps is just that, a myth.
There’s enough salt in Beef and Lamb to easily supply any Salt requirement, but chemical salt can’t be processed by the Kidneys.

Salt is salt Ed. If chemical salt can’t be processed by the kidneys 90% of the population is in deep trouble because salt is present in most processed food, even bread. Of course salt doesn’t prevent cramps and I’ve never seen anyone argue it does. Salt is not a poison.

The RDA for everything, apart from Vitamin A, is way too low.

Long ago I read a book by a South African doctor wherein he argued that the RDAs are about preventing deficiency not optimising nutrition. Truth is no-one knows the optimal doses for many nutrients. We know the deficiency and toxicity levels but not the optimal levels.

rickw
rickw
March 4, 2022 8:36 pm

But I still can’t agree that its the biggest issue for the last several hundred years, not by a long shot.

The first foot over the precipice is always nothing…

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2022 8:37 pm

Latvia and Lithuania must be breathing a sigh of relief – for now.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2022 8:38 pm

Trump is a gutless windbag.
Remember that $100 million he gave the African Union for the promotion of Gay Lifestyles?

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 4, 2022 8:38 pm

dover0beachsays:
March 4, 2022 at 6:28 pm
Russian control is safe? I guess it’s safer than being on fire.

It was never on fire. I believe, like Chernobyl a week earlier, it will be protected by both Russian and Ukranian personnel.

I suspect that one of the things that ended any prospect of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was Chernobyl. After that, the unreality of conducting large scale operations, using copious numbers of hyper velocity APFSDS rounds, became quite clear to all concerned. In Ukraine, even a limited number of reactors constrains operations, and forces both sides to cooperate to avoid a major disaster.

rickw
rickw
March 4, 2022 8:40 pm

Right now, after decades of concerted and dedicated disarmament of The Australian People.

The foul and stupid Australian Government is:

Arming people off the street.
Arming convicted criminals.
Arming Neo-Nazi’s.

There is nothing that these people aren’t fucking stupid enough to do.

Struth
March 4, 2022 8:40 pm

And in country Queensland it hasn’t happened.

Do you get that Knuckle dragger?
They can’t enforce the shit they can on Victoria up here.
Sorry but that’s just a fact.
They can in Brisbane.

You like to twist, like notafan just did above, the clear statements made to suit your narrative.
It doesn’t work, and by now you all are tired of me because I’m like a dog with a bone.
Couldn’t give a fuck.
I’m not being parochial or racist when I state what has happened, as many of the non compliant in Queensland rural areas are from other states.
And they are also what the left would call the “colonising whites”
Which they seem to be.
It just so happens that the race of people that founded this country, brought their culture and values were white western Christians.
If you think that is racist so be it.
I don’t think it is because if the entire population of the British isles were asian or black western christians, they would have the same culture.
It’s culture not race.
Grow up.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
March 4, 2022 8:44 pm

I used to live in Victoria, run in depth tours around the city and all through the state and know more about Victoria and it’s history than the dumb parochial fucks having a go today.

Righto- If I wanted to go to the Australian Army Armour Museum in Victoria, which highway out of Melbourne do I use, which exit do I take, which way do I turn from that exit, what side of the road is the entry on and once I have found the site, do I turn left or right after the entry gate to get there?

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2022 8:44 pm

Arming people off the street.
Arming convicted criminals.
Arming Neo-Nazi’s.

There is nothing that these people aren’t fucking stupid enough to do.

almost like the state department wants bloodshed and chaos in the Ukraine

Struth
March 4, 2022 8:44 pm

But I still can’t agree that its the biggest issue for the last several hundred years, not by a long shot.

Eva Braun said exactly the same thing!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2022 8:46 pm

‘I forgive but I won’t forget’: Mehdi and Adnan taste freedom, but not in Australia
Bianca Hall
By Bianca Hall
March 4, 2022 — 4.22pm

“I want to take a walk,” Mehdi Ali said. “By myself. Go as far as I can. That’s the first thing I’m going to do.”

Such were the simple hopes of the 24-year-old, who has lost more than a third of his young life to Australia’s punitive detention system.

When he spoke to The Age and the Herald in January, freedom for Mr Ali and his cousin, 25-year-old Adnan Choopani, seemed unimaginable. Now, after walking out of the Park Hotel in Melbourne’s inner-north, which served as their prison, they are free – in name at least.

The men, both Iranian nationals, were just 15 and 16 when, in July 2013, they sought safety and protection in Australia. Their boat arrived just three days after former prime minister Kevin Rudd signed a deal with Papua New Guinea to resettle refugees in that country, declaring: “as of today, asylum seekers who come here by boat without a visa will never be settled in Australia”.

Despite having been found to be refugees under the UN Convention in 2014, and therefore owed Australian protection, the teenagers spent almost nine years in detention – sent first to Christmas Island and then to Nauru. They were evacuated to Australia on emergency medical grounds in 2019, and spent almost two years locked in motels.

Late on Thursday, the cousins flew to the US under a resettlement deal struck between Malcolm Turnbull and Barack Obama in 2016

Mr Choopani thanked the US government for its generosity in resettling the pair.

“Australia torture [was] designed to break me, but I am more determined and more resilient today. We won this battle because we choose to be a warrior, and you choose to be a bully coward in life. I forgive but I won’t forget.”

Mr Ali said he could not be truly happy until his friends in detention were also released. “It’s not freedom until we are all free,” he said.

Dozens of men remain detained at the Park Hotel, which is part of a network of motels, hospitals and other community facilities designated as an “alternative place of detention”.

In September, the last time the government’s “monthly” statistics were updated, 103 men and women were detained in APODs. Another 11,542 people who arrived in Australia by boat after Mr Rudd’s 2013 declaration were living in the community on temporary visas.

For those who remain left behind at the Park Hotel, there is joy for their friends’ release and despair at their own stasis.

Ismail Hussein rarely leaves his room these days. He sleeps day and night, taking sleeping tablets in a vain hope to speed up the passage of time. On Friday, he counted five days since he had stepped outside his room.

“I lost already a third of my life in detention,” the 30-year-old Somali national said. “All the hopes, all the dreams, all the ambitions that I had are gone now. Even if I got freedom today, I don’t think I would ever recover from this now. My brain is damaged.”

His window does not open to the fresh air outside. After years of detention, his mental health crumbled on Manus Island, and he was rushed to Australia with kidney and bladder issues, PTSD and high blood pressure. His attention span is now so shot that he cannot watch a movie for more than 10 minutes. All he does is sleep, and lie on his bed.

Struth
March 4, 2022 8:46 pm

Righto- If I wanted to go to the Australian Army Armour Museum in Victoria, which highway out of Melbourne do I use, which exit do I take, which way do I turn from that exit, what side of the road is the entry on and once I have found the site, do I turn left or right after the entry gate to get there?

You won’t get back to WA unless you are triple jabbed!
So how many are you going to have to keep your union job comrade?

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 4, 2022 8:46 pm

A pitiful excuse to run away. It is widely accepted that Putin leadership will only be challenged when he allows it and then it will be a puppet govt until he can shift himself, family and wealth out of harm’s way.

Not running away at all. I simply have better things to do with my time than trying to get you to broach the limit of your oh-so-conventional wisdom on this matter.

rosie
rosie
March 4, 2022 8:46 pm

“I was young and took one room up on the rare times I was in”
This is exactly what you said about your occupation oj the Moonee Ponds mansion your employer was renting.
How is that *twisting*?
Forgive me for not swooning in awe at you awesomeness.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
March 4, 2022 8:47 pm

Rex Angersays:
March 4, 2022 at 8:44 pm

And no Google Maps Struth, or I’ll ask you how many towns between Seymour and Bendigo .

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2022 8:47 pm

Salt is salt Ed. I

No, it’s not.
Flesh of ruminants is the only food containing salt naturally.

If chemical salt can’t be processed by the kidneys 90% of the population is in deep trouble

Dunno about 90% of people eating salt, but, yeah, many people are in deep trouble because of erroneous information about their optimal Diet.

because salt is present in most processed food, even bread.

Sure, it’s added in, except for genuine SourDough bread, where salt is added to slow the rising down, but is consumed by the yeast.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
March 4, 2022 8:48 pm

You won’t get back to WA unless you are triple jabbed!
So how many are you going to have to keep your union job comrade?

You are weak, and have failed to answer the question.
If I wanted to go to the Australian Army Armour Museum in Victoria, which highway out of Melbourne do I use, which exit do I take, which way do I turn from that exit, what side of the road is the entry on and once I have found the site, do I turn left or right after the entry gate to get there?

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
March 4, 2022 8:49 pm

I know where to find a free fresh water tap in Meekatharra and the rubbish tip in Wiluna.
I am a travel God.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
March 4, 2022 8:49 pm

Pub time.

rosie
rosie
March 4, 2022 8:52 pm

Rex, personally I’m prepared to let Sage Ruth have his ‘I know everything about Victoria more than youse’ victory.
Who could, or even wants to, top Ramsay Street is not that far from Maroondah Highway?

John H.
John H.
March 4, 2022 8:52 pm

Oh come onsays:
March 4, 2022 at 8:46 pm
A pitiful excuse to run away. It is widely accepted that Putin leadership will only be challenged when he allows it and then it will be a puppet govt until he can shift himself, family and wealth out of harm’s way.

Not running away at all. I simply have better things to do with my time than trying to get you to broach the limit of your oh-so-conventional wisdom on this matter.

You can’t change my mind. I don’t have one.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2022 8:53 pm

A lot of the shit that’s gone down in America, places like Portland, has been horrifying to say the least. A Cassie says, it’s like the Red Guards in China in the 60s. Another similarity is both are/were establishment driven. Mao set off the cultural revolution as a distraction from the failure of the great leap forward. In the US it is to counter the populist revolt. If you don’t like what’s been done to the US over the last 60 years, you get beaten up and risk losing your job.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Struth: You used to drive for APT?
You must be aghast at the reputation they’ve got these days.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 4, 2022 8:54 pm

Ed Casesays:
March 4, 2022 at 8:01 pm
To the commenter this Wednesday who recommended a teaspoon of Vegemite for cramps.
It’s worked.

Unfortunately, as you advised a while ago, the salt in it will destroy your kidneys.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2022 8:57 pm

The foul and stupid Australian Government is:

Arming people off the street.
Arming convicted criminals.
Arming Neo-Nazi’s.

we’re not arming anybody.
The money will go to the State Department and from there to Swiss Bank accounts.
Whatever Scotty gave them, Albanese woulda tripled it.
By the way, Zelenskyy emptied the prisons before he left, so there are a lot of extremely dangerous criminals on the loose.
Azov Battalion aren’t Neo-Nazis, they’re straight up Nazis. supported by the State Department.
State had previously supported Nazis in Ukraine from 1945 onward and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they’d supported them before that.

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 8:58 pm

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/03/democrats-running-committed-leftists-republicans-several-states-years/

I reckon there is a fair bit of truth about this.

Sending young political operatives to observe the “American Elections” has been going on for years, and all the “tricks of the trade” have been spread worldwide.

The “Kevin 07” campaign was straight out of the American Democrat playbook. As were people like Richard Torbay in New England (since disappeared with zero consequences, just like Bruce Wilson).

If the infiltration has gone as far as “buttfuck” Northern New South Wales, it’s a fair bet that the US is full of these fuckers.

rickw
rickw
March 4, 2022 8:58 pm

Poot won’t be happy with those Chinese tyres though.

Fucking Chinese tyres! I had four explode within 20km of each other, like popcorn. Someone in Russia defence procurement is having a very bad day.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2022 9:04 pm

Yeah Torbay was a horror- didn’t quite make it to NSW parliament iirc

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
March 4, 2022 9:05 pm

Rex, personally I’m prepared to let Sage Ruth have his ‘I know everything about Victoria more than youse’ victory.

I’m not. Struth is not here for the hunting, and will be treated in the manner he indicates he wishes to be.

You go North from Melbourne along the M34 Hume Highway, taking the exit for Seymour (C384 Goulburn Highway) and turning left.

You drive about 10km until the entry for Puckapunyal Barracks appears on the Right. You turn into the gatehouse, and if the site is open for public viewing, you will be directed to turn left at the end of the boulevarde, then right at the shop and services.

Assuming Struth your intrepid coach pointer who knows EvErYtHiNk about Victoria hasn’t managed to peanut his busload of tourists down the Range Entry road by not turning Right, he will come to the end of the road in about 300m. The Parade Ground will be on his Right, the Museum on his Left, and the Communications Wing just beyond the Museum.

Visit the place if you get the chance, Military Cats. If you’re lucky, the old blokes will have their Centurion out for a run. 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2022 9:06 pm

Arsonist responsible for Alfreton Park and Shepherd’s Bush Reserve fires spared further time in detention
Headshot of Shannon Hampton
Shannon Hampton
The West Australian
Thu, 24 February 2022 2:00AM
Shannon Hampton

A teenage arsonist who deliberately lit two blazes in Perth’s northern suburbs that threatened lives, homes and a school on New Year’s Day — boasting “I did that” on Snapchat videos — has been spared further time in detention and was ordered to undergo mandatory counselling to address an apparent “obsession” with fire.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, first used a cigarette lighter to set fire to bushland at Alfreton Park in Duncraig, with strong winds pushing the blaze towards Glengarry Primary School and putting it under threat of burning down.

An hour later, the teen went to Shepherd’s Bush Reserve in Kingsley and again used a lighter to start another bushfire, which quickly became out-of-control and threatened numerous homes.

The teen was arrested a short time later after he was seen running from the scene, with another 16-year-old confronting him, finding the lighter and calling police.

Police seized the teen’s phone and uncovered video footage of the blaze which he sent on Snapchat boasting “I did that”.

In Perth Children’s Court last week, the teen pleaded guilty to arson offences and was sentenced to a 12-month term of detention, however the president of the court, Judge Hylton Quail made the “line ball call” to allow him to serve it in the community.

Defence lawyer Melissa Sandars said the decision to light the fires was an “impulsive” one and that he had no idea that the fire, particularly the second one, would escalate so quickly.

The first fire burnt 5000sqm of bushland while the second blaze burnt 50,000sqm, with firefighters from several stations taking up to four hours to get the fire under control.

Ms Sandars said the teen had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder which had gone un-medicated because of adverse side-affects which had led to him acting impulsively and lacking consequential thinking.

She said the teen came from a loving family and that his 39 days in Banksia Hill Detention Centre — which has made headlines recently for its “inhumane” conditions — had been “very difficult” and had left him “traumatised”.

Here’s a tip. If life in juvenile detention is “very difficult” and leaves him “traumatised” isn’t that the best argument for not being sent there, in the first place?

Thefrollickingmole
Thefrollickingmole
March 4, 2022 9:07 pm

Chemical salt…
Sodium chloride..
The same stuff we extract from seawater for both food and chemical uses.

FMD what a brain dead Ed-Mong you are.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 4, 2022 9:08 pm

Latvia and Lithuania must be breathing a sigh of relief – for now.

My sniffing around the internet thingie today found that Georgia and Moldova have applied for urgent EU entry. I figure they regard NATO membership a little to pyrophoric and that EU membership would be not quite as inflammatory.

Also Kazakhstan may be sending tanks to Ukraine, and Lukashenko has ordered the Belarus Army to enter Ukraine but his general staff are dragging their heels. Plus the Black Sea fleet is on the move, possibly for a landing in Russian client state Transdniester or west of Odessa. Somebody has mined Odessa harbour too, since a neutral merchie hit a mine and sank.

As with everything right now the signal to noise ratio is abysmal so I don’t know if any of this is true.

rickw
rickw
March 4, 2022 9:09 pm

An ‘extraordinary’ $240bn has been amassed in savings accounts during the pandemic, which one banker says is ‘just too much’.

People getting their long service leave paid out after getting fired over vax?

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2022 9:10 pm

Good to see Shane Wright step straight into Ross Gittins’ shoes. Completely seamless. As Nancy reminds us. Woof woof.

John H.
John H.
March 4, 2022 9:10 pm

dover0beachsays:
March 4, 2022 at 8:53 pm
You’re amazed a politician gets away with lies? I thought you were more world weary than that DB. ?

These aren’t ordinary lies. Earlier in the week he was suggesting Ukrainian pilots would operate from Polish bases.

I was having some fun DB but unfortunately the ? indicates once again I still haven’t figured out the emoji trick for this forum. Help!

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2022 9:11 pm

Unfortunately, as you advised a while ago, the salt in it will destroy your kidneys.

Little known fact, SpongeBob, so don’t tell anyone.
Vegemite is a ripoff of Promite, which was invented by a guy who went to Japan way back and encountered the Umami Flavour.
So, I’m making some Umami Paste [minus anchovies]on the weekend, will eat a chicken, inoculate with Umami, and await results.

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 9:14 pm

Yeah Torbay was a horror- didn’t quite make it to NSW parliament iirc

Plenty of others did. It’s part of the reason why the Liberals are a clusterfuck.

They got infiltrated, and are being eaten from the inside out.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
March 4, 2022 9:15 pm

But I still can’t agree that its the biggest issue for the last several hundred years, not by a long shot.

Get jabbed, travel internationally.
Don’t get jabbed in Maximum Leader’s hellhole (and I have my reasons) not just no international travel, shut out of a lot of aspects of normal life.
Glad you can be sanguine about it rosie. I’m not.

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 9:16 pm

Trying it on the National Party was merely an extension of the success they had infiltrating the Liberal Party.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2022 9:17 pm

People getting their long service leave paid out after getting fired over vax?

Nope.
People in the Gig Economy, which is where we are now, don’t have Long Service, though they do have Super, which the kindly Scotty allowed them to draw $20 grand outta.
People also save during times of uncertainty, such as right now.
They rarely change the Government either, so Albanese has no hope.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2022 9:17 pm

Economists, unlike most people, don’t really like savings. It is the equivalent of planners and apartments and public transport.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
March 4, 2022 9:17 pm

Vegemite is a ripoff of Promite, which was invented by a guy who went to Japan way back and encountered the Umami Flavour.

‘Course he did, Grigory.

He also found out the ancient Japanese secret that incomplete chicken repelled warble flies, and that mutton is a superfood when combined with 2 parts Derpamine Mong-o-hydrate and a pinch of unrefined gypsum.

That salt-less superfood has powered you through some 200 unbroken years of wrongology.

bespoke
bespoke
March 4, 2022 9:18 pm

1st

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 4, 2022 9:18 pm

Ed Casesays:
March 4, 2022 at 9:11 pm
Unfortunately, as you advised a while ago, the salt in it will destroy your kidneys.

Little known fact, SpongeBob, so don’t tell anyone.
Vegemite is a ripoff of Promite, which was invented by a guy who went to Japan way back and encountered the Umami Flavour.
So, I’m making some Umami Paste [minus anchovies]on the weekend, will eat a chicken, inoculate with Umami, and await results.

More salt, on your own advice, destroyed kidneys. So sad, too bad, self inflicted!

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2022 9:19 pm

Well judging by the National support for the Berajicklian abortion ambush, it isn’t the party of Wal Murray and Doug Anthony anymore.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2022 9:19 pm

Groogs, are you rubbing your crystal ball again? What did Mother say about that?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
March 4, 2022 9:20 pm

Umami Paste [minus anchovies]

Anchovy toxicity causes Mong.

Not that it will help Grigory, since his appears to be congenital.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
March 4, 2022 9:21 pm

Groogs, are you rubbing your crystal ball again? What did Mother say about that?

Not on the WALLS, Griggy! :O

rosie
rosie
March 4, 2022 9:22 pm

How do you get sanguine from not the biggest issue for the last several hundred years?
I can think of several manmade events over the last several hundred years that might have been bigger issues, that’s all.
I’m not convinced Andrews won’t drop his mandates either, he’s walked back a few things lately, including I think demanding Victorians all be triple jabbed.
Always said every decision he makes is political, if he thinks dropping vaccine mandates is good for him politically he will.
I suspect that might be when the commonwealth government opens the borders completely to the unvaxxed, we’ll see.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2022 9:22 pm

Another thing that surprised me at the time were NSW National machinations in the central west- all seemed to be bloody barristers

Thefrollickingmole
Thefrollickingmole
March 4, 2022 9:23 pm

Rosie refers to those who were compelled to take a medical treatment they don’t want as “ chicken littles”.

While vaxing/masking/digital passporting/qr coding and extolling the virtues of Pfeizer and the globalist mongs compelling people to do so.

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 9:29 pm

Eddie OBeid must be a bit pissed off with the end result.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
March 4, 2022 9:30 pm

I’m not convinced Andrews won’t drop his mandates either, he’s walked back a few things lately, including I think demanding Victorians all be triple jabbed.

Jabbed Vics about 95.6%, unjabbed about 4.4%. Triple jabbed close to 60% even without a booster mandate.
Anything’s possible I suppose but why would Dan risk pissing off the Karen vote just to restore civil liberties to 4.4% of voters, when almost 60% have begged for the dildo- I mean booster- without any compulsion?

Rabz
March 4, 2022 9:30 pm

Greetings, my fellow Cats*.

Let there be no Silver Foxes among us …

Or else it’s to the nearest nuclear reactor we wouldn’t pee on if it was ablaze. 😕

*Wussian Bleus excepted …

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 9:31 pm

all seemed to be bloody barristers

Follow the water licences.

bespoke
bespoke
March 4, 2022 9:34 pm

I hate Cats, Rabz.

cohenite
March 4, 2022 9:34 pm

Trump is a gutless windbag.

The simple fact is donut, that people who criticise Trump always, always are the ones doing the things they’re criticising the great man for doing, or are the things they accuse Trump of being. So, you’re just a little gutless windbag who fucks donuts, donut.

Remember that $100 million he gave the African Union for the promotion of Gay Lifestyles?

No, but I remember the time you fucked a donut.

cohenite
March 4, 2022 9:37 pm

Not ‘the face of America’: Biden and NASA decide white men won’t be going to the Moon

I hate putin and the commies but the dregs who are currently running the West are worse. But, as I say if and when biden is punished he won’t know he is being punished.

areff
areff
March 4, 2022 9:39 pm

Sad Case at it again.

Promite was invented in the Fifties, three decades after vegemite first appeared.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promite

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2022 9:39 pm

America is fucked.

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 9:41 pm

Or else it’s to the nearest nuclear reactor we wouldn’t pee on if it was ablaze

Been looking at the MSM panic about nuclear power stations. LOL. If you want to “cut off power”, I’m pretty sure the Russian Army might have a few “linesmen” in their employ. They only have to get within 5km of the joint. It’s seems to me that bombing and burning a nuclear power station to the ground might be considered slightly “overreach”.

dopey
dopey
March 4, 2022 9:45 pm

Tasmania has joined NATO.

Rabz
March 4, 2022 9:47 pm

Bat Flu appears to be on its last legs in NSW.

Other more pressing matters are front and centre. Like biblical rain and floods, for example.

Not to mention a certain alleged contretemps on the other side of this planet.

Thanks to the braindead lamestream meeja’s lying about everything for the last five decades, I’m not even convinced there actually is a contretemps in Eastern Europe underway.

When you’re reduced to banning poor li’l cats, alcoholic beverages and personages who pose “inconvenient and unvetted” questions on the ALPBC (not so shortly before they’re unpersonaged in an ignominious manner by our new Kamahl*) you can’t help but wonder if it isn’t another “the sky is bleu, trust us” moment.

That’s when you walk outside and check, again and get drenched by the rain that was never going to fall any time in the near future, let alone fill our beloved dams. 😕

*H/T oco

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2022 9:48 pm

Not ‘the face of America’: Biden and NASA decide white men won’t be going to the Moon

White men have already been to the Moon…anyone else is just following in their wake……

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2022 9:49 pm

Promite was invented in the Fifties, three decades after vegemite first appeared.

Epic Googlin’, Googles.
I meant Marmite, but you didn’t know that.

P
P
March 4, 2022 9:51 pm

I’m a happy little vegemite‘ thanks to the advice from srr those five years or so ago.
No more cramps for me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNiOZInvLog

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 4, 2022 9:52 pm

If I wanted to go to the Australian Army Armour Museum in Victoria, which highway out of Melbourne do I use,

Speaking as a RAAFie, why not just ‘nuke it from orbit?’

132andBush
132andBush
March 4, 2022 9:54 pm

Timothy Neilson says:
March 4, 2022 at 7:17 pm

Re that;
My SIL was working at a woollies distribution centre BC.
Not wanting to get jabbed cost her the job.
She’s had omicron and is now considered exempt for six months and applied again for her job. As we know, she is the equivalent of vaxxed. Or should be considered so.
Apparently a poll of staff asking, “do you want an unvaccinated person working with you?”, came in at 80% “No”.

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 9:56 pm

Chernobyl would be a perfect site for a bio lab. Military dudes protecting the perimeter to stop idiots wandering in “for their own safety” because of radiation and so on. Dudes in Hazmat suits wouldn’t even raise an eyebrow.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 4, 2022 9:59 pm

Dick Ed

I meant Marmite, but you didn’t know that.

Neither did you!

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 4, 2022 10:01 pm

If I wanted to go to the Australian Army Armour Museum in Victoria, which highway out of Melbourne do I use,

Speaking only personally, if I went there I would be obviously driving a secondhand Leopard tank, so I’d go whichever way I wanted.

That is all.

bespoke
bespoke
March 4, 2022 10:01 pm

Are the unvaccinated more contagious?

I don’t think so.

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 10:05 pm

Apparently a poll of staff asking, “do you want an unvaccinated person working with you?”, came in at 80% “No”.

What happens when they walk outside the distribution centre? Do they shop at Woolworths? Do they carry a clipboard around asking people if they are vaccinated or not? Daycare centre? Pub?

Sounds to me like some wanker in management is a full on mask freak.

JC
JC
March 4, 2022 10:05 pm

Learned a few things about covid /pandemics from a well known virologist at dinner the other evening.

Covid is the most researched (think data) pandemic in world history. It’s therefore very hard to make comparisons.

The world went THIS CLOSE to acting in the same way as covid against the swine flu back in 2008/09. We also simply just stopped capturing data on this pandemic at the time. Just stopped.

Rabz
March 4, 2022 10:09 pm

I hate Cats

Then it’s a good thing they’ve been banned. I gave up on them after their tendency to sharpen the claws on the leather lounges, swinging from the curtains and launching themselves airborne at your face …

areff
areff
March 4, 2022 10:10 pm

Rabz, you’ve never met Elsie. She’d bring you a chewed rat and win your heart

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 4, 2022 10:11 pm

Not ‘the face of America’: Biden and NASA decide white men won’t be going to the Moon

Irrelevant. NASA ain’t going to the Moon anytime soon.

Finally, we know production costs for SLS and Orion, and they’re wild. (2 Mar)

Appearing before a House Science Committee hearing on NASA’s Artemis program, Martin revealed the operational costs of the big rocket and spacecraft for the first time. Moreover, he took aim at NASA and particularly its large aerospace contractors for their “very poor” performance in developing these vehicles.

Martin said that the operational costs alone for a single Artemis launch—for just the rocket, Orion spacecraft, and ground systems—will total $4.1 billion. This is, he said, “a price tag that strikes us as unsustainable.” With this comment, Martin essentially threw down his gauntlet and said NASA cannot have a meaningful exploration program based around SLS and Orion at this cost.

Dunno where all that money is going. Maybe they’re spending it on diversity programs. Meanwhile Atlas V ain’t going to the Moon either, since the Russians have ceased selling the rocket engines it needs.

Russia Halts Rocket Engine Supply To US As ISS Partnership Threatened (4 Mar)

United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, uses Russian RD-180 engines to power Atlas V launch vehicle’s main propulsion systems.

Rogozin said Russia had delivered 122 of the RD-180 engines to the US since the 1990s, and about 98 have been used. He said Russia would no longer service the remaining 24 engines, adding that plans to supply the US with an “additional 12 RD-181 engines in 2022-2024” can no longer be fulfilled.

Maybe NASA can go back to reaching out to muslims instead.

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 10:11 pm

Saw a sheliah today next to me today at the traffic lights in a SUV. By herself. All masked up.

In hindsight, she’s probably a “manager” somewhere. Probably Woolworths.

132andBush
132andBush
March 4, 2022 10:12 pm

But I still can’t agree that its the biggest issue for the last several hundred years, not by a long shot.

I bet you would if, instead of a coerced/forced/mandatory vaccination for what is now literally a common cold, it was a coerced/forced/mandatory mastectomy in order to stop so many women dying of breast cancer.

Zatara
Zatara
March 4, 2022 10:13 pm
custard
custard
March 4, 2022 10:16 pm

America is fucked.

No it’s not. It will be the first domino to fall, that’s all.

bespoke
bespoke
March 4, 2022 10:16 pm
Franx
Franx
March 4, 2022 10:17 pm

rosie your views disgust and reports disgust me.

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 10:18 pm

Covid is the most researched (think data) pandemic in world history. It’s therefore very hard to make comparisons.

They seem reluctant to release it.

132andBush
132andBush
March 4, 2022 10:20 pm

Sounds to me like some wanker in management is a full on mask freak.

That’s what we all think.
Or I should say we all hope that’s the case.

bespoke
bespoke
March 4, 2022 10:21 pm
Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 10:24 pm

It will be the first domino to fall, that’s all.

Ukraine will be the first domino. Look to the east.

All roads lead to Washington.

Beertruk
Beertruk
March 4, 2022 10:24 pm

From yesterdays Paywallion:

The Mocker muses on how Jane Caro, candidate for the Reason Party, would introduce herself to the Senate if she were elected:

As an acclaimed novelist, writer, social commentator, public speaker, and Walkley Award winner, I would normally have no trouble in preparing my first speech as senator, especially one concerning my favourite subject. But a time limit, not to mention modesty, precludes me from listing all my achievements.

I say to you my being elected is a sign that conservatism’s influence is waning. It is time for senators and MPs to listen to Australians, and by that I mean real Australians. Let us heed the wise words of those who appear on The Drum as well as Q&A, let us pay serious attention to the speakers at writers’ festivals, let us respect the wisdom of human rights commissioners. And let us read the room, by which I mean Twitter.

To use one of my oft-repeated expressions, I am existentially terrified of climate change. As one who has more experience than most in seeing the planet from a commercial airline, I have seen first-hand the effects of climate change, and it distresses me greatly. For the sake of our children, Australia must reduce its carbon emissions, but instead government sides with the big emitters, particularly the coal and fossil fuel industries. These are the thoughts that preoccupy me as I travel in our Toyota Landcruiser VX from our North Shore home to our farm in the Upper Hunter.

I come to this chamber with an open mind, one free of preconceived ideas. I only wish everyone in this country had my attitude. It troubles me to see in this place an Australian flag, which I associate with racism. As I have observed on social media, I assume people who fly the flag outside their homes are racist. In fact I said in 2015 that Australia is more racist than South Africa was during the apartheid era. I have lost count of the number of times I have said I am ashamed of this country. As you can understand, it was an exceedingly difficult decision on my part to accept an Order of Australia in 2019, but ultimately my sense of civic duty overrode my misgivings.

It is my fervent hope that Australia will one day be a secular democracy. I stand by my opinion that we live in a “soft theocracy” given we subsidise religious schools, which by nature discriminate. My tolerant nature and open mind are such that I have a deep suspicion of parents who do not send their children to public schools.

I myself am a product of the public education system, and without the skills it taught me I would not have won a Walkley Award. Private schools, on the other hand, foster elitism, privilege, and intolerance. As I wrote in 2018, I think the Tax Office should audit all parents with a low taxable income who send their children to private schools.

I hope my fellow senators and the Australian people appreciate the enormous sacrifice I have made in standing for public office, something that compelled me to renounce my British citizenship. Previously I had called for the Constitution to be changed to accommodate people in my situation, but the government ignored me. I suspect it was because I was a woman, or that the prejudice against British migrants is still a factor. To them I say the stereotype of the whingeing Pom who complains incessantly about Australia is an outdated notion.

Among the many skills I bring to this place is my expertise in communications and a gift for words. As I wrote on Facebook when announcing my intention to run for the Senate, “It’s time to get shit done and stop electing governments who don’t believe in governments”. Did I mention I am a Walkley Award winner?

Fred Pawle

The Reason Party has decided Jane Caro represents its best chance of securing a NSW Senate seat in the forthcoming federal election. I can only assume its nomenclature is analogous to that of a despot third world country which has the adjective ‘Democratic’ in its official title. In other words, it is anything but.

Nonetheless Caro has a high profile, thanks to her remarkable capacity for self-promotion and her ability to confidently deliver an opinion about anything, regardless of how little she knows about the subject. When called out on her ignorance, her usual response is to claim her critics are motivated by misogyny and sexism. Like many faultfinders, she quickly resorts to victimhood when her hypocrisy is exposed.

Her reaction to the election result in 2019 is a case in point. “Well, Australia may be f..ked and the whole planet not far behind but I am at the best, most brilliant and cool wedding I have ever been too (sic),” she tweeted late on election night. “So I shall just dance & get pissed & stick two rude fingers up to the truculent turds who voted to turn backwards.” And then tweeting again for good measure: “I wish I was a New Zealander”.

To Caro’s dismay, many Australians wished the same, some even offering to fund her migration across the ditch provided she not return. Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald two days later, her reaction was most revealing. Saying only she had “sent a couple of ill-advised tweets,” she complained of being called an “absolute bitch” in response.

“But I don’t tell you this to evoke sympathy,” she added. No, of course not. Notably, she did not apologise for her own conduct, despite having insulted half the nation. Want to see these tolerance luminaries for what they really are? All it takes is a skinful.

But in one respect Caro has advanced gender equality, something central to her policies. She has demonstrated that women can be as vain, pompous, and obnoxious as any man. And while it would be a big mistake for any government to disregard the voices of women, one thing should be remembered. Refusing to take women seriously and refusing to take Jane Caro seriously are vastly different things.
Lexcorp
Jane Caro
Jane Caro

Ps: hope the links work.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2022 10:27 pm

our farm in the Upper Hunter.

Hobby farmers are the curse of agriculture.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2022 10:28 pm

some even offering to fund her migration across the ditch provided she not return

I was one of those…

PeterM
PeterM
March 4, 2022 10:28 pm

The Army Tank Museum is on Puckapunyal Base near Seymour in Victoria. Take the Hume Hwy north from Melbourne and about 90km later take the Seymour exit. Don’t turn right to Seymour, but rather turn left to Pucka. You’ll be stopped at the gate, and if the museum is open the guard will give you a map to get to the museum itself.

Well worth a visit

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 4, 2022 10:31 pm

Are the unvaccinated more contagious?

I don’t think so.

No, but they think for themselves. Much more dangerous.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2022 10:35 pm

Well worth a visit

Didn’t they have a Chinese tank there, at one stage?

Thefrollickingmole
Thefrollickingmole
March 4, 2022 10:36 pm

JC

Swine flu was the trigger for the global guidelines being set and largely put in place before covid.

From what I read it was a little too fatal too fast to get the spread it needed to be a massive menace.
I also seem to recall either swine or avian flu ( possibly MERS) had a variant which was massively deadly in a very short period of time which really put the wind up a lot of people.

MatrixTransform
March 4, 2022 10:36 pm

Vik State Gvt have been pimping the Foo Fighters concert that is currently getting rained on in Geelong

one concert then the Foo Fuckers fly back home

40k punters @ what $200 a ticket is revenue of like $8M

I’m struggling to understand how this could possibly have turned a profit
the stadium, the staff, the insurance, the marketing, the band, the freight … etc

seriously did the Vik Govt put a on show with public money ?

Foo Fighters … honestly, Dave Grohl has about 10 albums but only one song

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 10:39 pm

The top of the pyramid has grown so heavy that it is collapsing the foundations. In fact, it’s actively working to undermine it with an injection of concrete cancer.

Go figure.

bespoke
bespoke
March 4, 2022 10:42 pm

SA unvaccinated cops allowed back at work.

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 10:45 pm

You’ll be stopped at the gate, and if the museum is open the guard will give you a map to get to the museum itself.

It sounds enticing. Do I need to QR code in?

custard
custard
March 4, 2022 10:56 pm

So far in this plandemic I have two heroes.

My boss. If I had a different boss he would have insisted on me becoming double vaxxed, I’d be out of a job!

My GP. He has provided me a mask exemption for two years. He requested that I present personally last week in considering a further exemption. He extended it again after seeing me. A hero!

bespoke
bespoke
March 4, 2022 10:56 pm

Jih mus armadillo’s more than cats though. Hoch should qu’ rounded up ‘ej qu’ used for testing chippers, moles je.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2022 10:59 pm

Hobby farmers are the curse of agriculture

Till the subdivision is approved when you want to sell up ( not you of course Zulu).

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
March 4, 2022 11:00 pm

Didn’t they have a Chinese tank there, at one stage?

Several- 2x Ex-Iraqi Type 69s (One being a Command Tank), a YW531 APC (The first of its kind to be evaluated by the West- Thanks to an Aussie Armour Officer having a close friendship with the ARVN General whose forces captured it from the NVA).

There is also an ex- Polish BTR-50 and BMP-1 (or 2, it’s been awhile.since my last visit), and an East German T-72M1.

Also a Swedish Stridswagen 103 and a 90mm armed amphibious tank destroyer, the designation of which escapes me.

Plus all the preserved Australian Armour from the first Vickers Medium and Lights purchased in the early 30s, thru to ASLAVs and Bushmaster prototypes.

Rabz
March 4, 2022 11:04 pm

She’d bring you a chewed rat and win your heart

areff, I give you Jack the black cat (when I was a yoof) rats, mice, sparrows (or other small native birds) and a possum (which used to dance around above my ol’ man’s bedroom at 3:00am) that he stalked for a lengthy period of time, including some legendary contretemps in the back yard arena.

Watching Jack stalk birds in the back yard was to witness a true artist in action. The stealthy crouching, the phenomenally quick low sprinting and then the coli sprung leap. Nature, red in tooth and claw.

Rabz
March 4, 2022 11:05 pm

coil sprung leap …

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2022 11:06 pm

Looks like The Weekend Paywallian is backing Alan Tudge. The “Tudge of Love” anyone? I’ll be here all week. Try the veal.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2022 11:13 pm

Cats are very efficient killers no doubt. I came on a feral one the size of a small dog in the spinifex while out mustering during my brief flirtation with living on the land. Anything living out there is pretty bad arse.

Rabz
March 4, 2022 11:15 pm

“Hi Alan” Sludge

Yet another gliberal mediocrity, crucified by the braindead lamestream meeja.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2022 11:17 pm

Thanks to an Aussie Armour Officer having a close friendship with the ARVN General whose forces captured it from the NVA).

My understanding is that’s how the Museum came by the Chinese tank, but it’s forty years since I’ve been in the Museum.

Rabz
March 4, 2022 11:28 pm

Woo-Hoo! Off to their Sydney gig at Luna Park 26 April.

JC and BoN – any tips for chatting up the magnifique Miss Ellie?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2022 11:34 pm

Till the subdivision is approved when you want to sell up ( not you of course Zulu).

The local Shire Council, here, used to run seminars on “How to manage a smallholding.” Make sure you have good firefighting plant, make sure your firebreaks are in good order, don’t piZZ off back to Perth, after the weekend, and leave your rubbish burning..” Said seminars were discontinued after being labeled “patronizing.”

rosie
rosie
March 4, 2022 11:39 pm

Pressure to have a vaccination is exactly the same as pressure to have a mastectomy is exactly the same as the the terror/holdomor/shoah.

I never once have claimed to be in favour of mandates and passports but I doubt one person here who is vaccinated has not ‘taken advantage’ of their so-called passport.
I’ve read a lot of predictions here, mostly wrong, many convinced even in December 2021 we were heading to January 2022 lockdowns, that international travel for the hoi polloi was over forever etc.
All this vitriol because I came to the conclusion, after doing my own research that getting vaccinated over getting earlier iterations of covid was a sensible decision.
Subsequent government decisions to force people to vaccinate aren’t on me, strangely enough.
My thoughts regarding Andrews might be wrong, my hopes regarding the next state election may be wrong.
I’ll live with that.

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 11:40 pm

So far in this plandemic I have two heroes.

Our local “Bowlo Manager” has been pretty heroic. Despite taking a couple of “jabs for the team”, he never even “asked the question” of a patron.

Everyone had an “exemption” as far as he was concerned. When questioned by a few of the walk in “mask Nazis” in the club about other patrons not wearing masks or whatever, he had a simple response.

“Yeah mate, I sighted it yesterday. Do you seriously expect me to ask them to produce it every time they walk up to the bar. You just showed me yours on your phone, so do you want me to ask you every time you want a beer? I can remember what you are drinking, so I think I can remember if you are vaxed or not”?

End of story. He was fascinated by the amount of people who wanted to involuntary flash their COVID credentials to him on their phone. He didn’t give a shit, only to note that they were “sheeple” who might cause problems.

rosie
rosie
March 4, 2022 11:45 pm

I’ve been distracted from my proposed activities, decided to pop into the museum of Paris and discovered there is an antiquities section in the basement, thought I must have missed it on a prior visit but turns out it only opened in 2021.
Some of it must have been upstairs at some stage, as seemed familiar, with maps and 3d scenes, it gives a good view of the little town that grew.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
March 4, 2022 11:52 pm

My thoughts regarding Andrews might be wrong, my hopes regarding the next state election may be wrong.
I’ll live with that.

Custard is confident in America.

I am confident in them, Australia and the other Anglophones.

Heck, I’m confident and hopeful to the point of cock-eyed optimisim in my home state of WA.

And if I can be confident in that, then even Victoria and the Eastern Islands under St Jacinda of the Horseteeth have a chance… 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2022 11:52 pm

Anyway, Sliante to all you ‘orrible mob.

Memsahibs been cleared of what the medical profession thought was the onset of stomach cancer, so mines a large Scotch and a good book. Night, all.

Rabz
March 4, 2022 11:52 pm

After having the last two years of our lives destroyed by unrepentant hitlerists, you take the victories where you can, Cats.

So feel free to tune in 7:00pm tomorrow evening, for the next Radio Show.

New Wave 1978 – 1985.

Here’s a taster

Armadillo
Armadillo
March 4, 2022 11:55 pm

Custard is confident in America.

Custard needs to lay off the booze and watch the SOTU address sober.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 4, 2022 11:56 pm

KD at 5:47.
On the credibility of St Ruth’s guided tours of Melbourne …
The giveaway was “Lygon St”.
A private joke in Melbourne.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2022 11:59 pm

Don’t think the Old Man had any problems with hobby farmers when he was up at Morowa. A few of the locals might have accused him of being a hobby farmer. Which was probably a bit harsh.

rosie
rosie
March 4, 2022 11:59 pm

And that’s another point, everyone suffered under lockdowns and Melbournians, followed by Sydneysiders, the most.
If people who got vaccinated for private reasons, which had nothing to do with government mandates, no longer care that much about the chosen few that daily slag off at them including the ever delightful death wishing, well, it shouldn’t be a surprise.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 5, 2022 12:12 am

New Fred

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 5, 2022 12:15 am

His (long suffering) neighbour told a great story at his memorial service how he was driving along the road between their two properties and saw Dad’s ute out in the paddock and went to investigate. When he got there Dad (who was in his 70s at this point) was asleep across the front bench with the dog in the footwell. On waking him, Dad just said he was watching the sheep listening to ABC Classical and must have fallen asleep. He was a bit notorious in the district.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
March 5, 2022 12:17 am

Custard needs to lay off the booze and watch the SOTU address sober.

Nah. As in confident America will sober up.

areff
areff
March 5, 2022 1:13 am

Rabz: Elsie is too fat these days for leaping after birds, but she compensates by being the scourge of rats and mice. We’ve had plenty of rain, so there are seeds aplenty in the unmowed section of the back yard (it’s a whopper of a back yard) and the rodents have been enjoying an orgy of rooting and eating in the long grass and under the old shed

That explains why I’ve had two small rats, three mice and a baby possum in the past ten days.

I just wish she wouldn’t leave them on my office chair, keyboard or coffee table. Flicked out the back door, the crows very quickly make off with their little chewed up bodies.

It’s raining at the moment and she’s out in the front yard trees, still on the job.

Little baby possums had best say their prayers.

Winston Smith
March 5, 2022 12:35 pm

rickw:

An ‘extraordinary’ $240bn has been amassed in savings accounts during the pandemic, which one banker says is ‘just too much’.

Is this now going to be a National Asset just like the superannuation funds?
I’ve been keeping only a minimum amount in mine for the last couple of months. Just enough to allow for fortnight to fortnight regular payments.
The rest goes into the bikkie jar on top of the fridge…

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