Open Thread – Weekend 5 March 2022


Golden Autumn, Isaak Levitan, late 1800s

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 6, 2022 10:15 pm

Noisy sex party

Warne was widely reported to have had a noise four-way sex party with his lover and two escorts at his London home in 2019.

He was 49 at the time and is believed to have thrown the windows open at his $4.8 million Maida Vale mansion during the antics.

It was so loud the neighbours could hear.

The unnamed lover reportedly turned up at the home with two sex workers identified as Davina, 19, and Poppy, 27, who worked for $720 and $900 respectively.

A neighbour said: “He was having quite a party in there and didn’t seem to give a damn who heard what was going on.

“He left the windows wide open and you could clearly hear all the noises.”

Nelson_Kidd-Players
March 6, 2022 10:16 pm

A possum just sitting in the dark in the middle of Springvale would probably have been okay had I taken the Territory. Unfortunately I chose the Miata for this drive.

At least with its head up, it would have been quick. Central Cross member.

Don’t tell Nilk… 🙁

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
March 6, 2022 10:16 pm

Senator Thorpe said Indigenous people did not want welfare, rather to be “economically empowered to self determine our own destiny”. That could include negotiating to claim a share of national gross domestic product which, she said, “will lift us out of that poverty that is killing us”.

Huge difference between what they don’t want and what they do want. In dollar terms I mean.

Rabz
March 6, 2022 10:17 pm

When too much self indulgence is barely enough – Lou going off reservation big time, “that li’l D thang” featuring prominently.

The photo still from the video is the man.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 6, 2022 10:17 pm

On a more serious note, I think it can now be established that Pallashay did not, in fact remark in the manner described below:

The Premier of Qld admits they will be used to not only hold the unjabbed but those who are a danger to the public, apparently disease spreaders… a bit like you know, Jews were 80 years ago.

srr
srr
March 6, 2022 10:19 pm

Rogersays:
March 6, 2022 at 8:49 pm

I’ve looked for this, and cannot find it. I am also aware I am not a full-on computer searchy thingo bloke.

Here you go, KD.

The first guests were unvaccinated international travellers, an unvaccinated mariner and a few others in need of accomodation. It will also house international arrivals vaccinated with unapproved vaccines. Presumably for the regulation two weeks.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-16/qld-coronavirus-covid19-wellcamp-quarantine-facility-opens/100828836
…and as well as Mariners & farmers, you know, those pesky anti-social people who like keeping to themselves …

“Second quarantine facility to open at Pinkenba
Mr Miles said the state’s second quarantine facility, located at Pinkenba near Brisbane Airport, was expected to be operational by April.

Questioned about whether the state needed two quarantine hubs amid the decline of the Omicron wave, Ms Palaszczuk insisted the Wellcamp site would be needed in the future.

We don’t know what outbreaks are going to happen next and where in the world. There may be countries that may be deemed [high risk] that will have to quarantine,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Let me assure the public, this facility will be put to very good use.””
_________

… and a whole lot more worm tonguing to say, ‘yeah, we can lock anyone up for whatever ‘reason’ we declare.

That they also keep calling the prisoners, “guests”, is just way too, ‘Concentration Camp Gates’.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 6, 2022 10:23 pm

Senator Thorpe said Indigenous people did not want welfare, rather to be “economically empowered to self determine our own destiny”. That could include negotiating to claim a share of national gross domestic product which, she said, “will lift us out of that poverty that is killing us”.

Huge difference between what they don’t want and what they do want. In dollar terms I mean.

The terms of the draft treaty, released in 1988, make interesting reading.

Compensation rates to equal not less than 7% of GDP for the first ten years, 5% for the following ten years and 2.5% of GDP in perpetuity.

The sum of 1,000,000,000 dollars to be paid within four weeks of the establishment of the treaty

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 6, 2022 10:27 pm

18. The Aboriginal nation will require existing State and Federal Governments to provide permanently all the social, political, educational and legal benefits currently enjoyed by other Australians to the Aboriginal people. These benefits will also include welfare payments, the provisions of pensions and health benefits. These benefits are to be in addition to the total compensation package.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2022 10:28 pm

Yes of course there was that. But as you say, the fact that taxpayers’ money was stolen and spent persuading mongs to vote for totalitarianism doesn’t mean that the mongs didn’t vote for totalitarianism.

Huh?
Timothy agrees with Rex Franger, who agrees with Timothy, … etc
Lemme tellya how it really works:
The ALP is a Patronage Machine, it controls access to jobs in a wide range of occupations, including at the Australian Electoral Commission.
The Liberal Party, by contrast, is an organisation that only comes together at Election time.
So, if there’s none or minimal scrutineers at the booth for the Liberal Party, shenanigans may occur.
Do shenanigans happen at Nursing homes during PrePoll voting?
Do the booths at Prisons record a 100% ALP vote?
That’s what I’ve heard.
So, Timothy:
Either you don’t know what you’re talking about or you’re a Labor shill.
Which is it?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 6, 2022 10:31 pm

and a whole lot more worm tonguing to say, ‘yeah, we can lock anyone up for whatever ‘reason’ we declare.

Left handed people? Rangas? Left-handed rangas?

Nannas with rellos from every country in the world and who have world leading qualifications in something something?

Rabz
March 6, 2022 10:34 pm

indodgenous peoples did not want welfare

Except when they do, which would be all the time.

The cargo cult is over, you lazy stupid utterly useless frauds. Time to join modernity, such as it is.

And after the last two years of it, I’d be quite happy to go and sit at the base of a eucalypt tree in the Warrumbungles, chateau cardboarding myself into an alternative existence, while wondering where it all went so ‘orribly wrong.

Youse can go and bludge off some white inner city collectivist cockheads too stupid to realise they’re another peoples’ money pit.

On that totally not cynical note, another week in Sydknee comes to a long overdue end.

Stay safe, Cats 🙂

srr
srr
March 6, 2022 10:34 pm

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupiditysays:
March 6, 2022 at 9:42 pm

…..Victorians elected Andrews like Americans elected Biden and like Australian’s voted for SSM…..

A non-compulsory postal survey, with no verification of who voted – what could possibly have gone wrong with that?

Nothing at all could possibly go wrong, at least not according to those who declared Biden ‘the most popular elected president eva!’

Gee, it was almost like a test run.

Lets see how many postal votes we can get away with stealing in front of people’s faces and still have them accept OUR ‘result’.

Well son of gun! They bought the whole farm!

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
March 6, 2022 10:34 pm

Do shenanigans happen at Nursing homes during PrePoll voting?
Do the booths at Prisons record a 100% ALP vote?
That’s what I’ve heard.

From whom?

Nelson_Kidd-Players
March 6, 2022 10:37 pm

*Springvale Road

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2022 10:37 pm

Warne was widely reported to have had a noise four-way sex party with his lover and two escorts at his London home in 2019.

He was 49 at the time and is believed to have thrown the windows open at his $4.8 million Maida Vale mansion during the antics.

Antics.
His lover.

British newspapers keeping the Fifties alive.
No mention of the, er …Gender[?] … of Davina [19] & Poppy [27], so I’m thinking Trannies.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 6, 2022 10:39 pm

Ed’s flaming again.

The big flamer.

Rabz
March 6, 2022 10:40 pm

I’m thinking Trannies.

Again.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2022 10:42 pm

Heh, you do have a sense of humor.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2022 10:46 pm

Okay, Knuckle Dragger, on a day when the Aussies are doin’ it for Warnie, what’s your take on that 4-way?
Trannies, Spit Roasted by Dollies …
Was there any Flaming?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 6, 2022 10:47 pm

Adrenochrome junkies, take note. The Hun:

Health experts are warning against the dangers of extended detox diets after it was revealed cricketing great Shane Warne had consumed nothing but juices for 14 days prior to his shock death.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 6, 2022 10:48 pm

British newspapers keeping the Fifties alive.

The newspaper was actually “The West Australian.”

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 6, 2022 10:49 pm

on a day when the Aussies are doin’ it for Warnie, what’s your take on that 4-way?

Is that a real question? What’s my take on a 4 way with three chicks?

My take on it is that Warne should have been knighted the day after. That’s my take.

srr
srr
March 6, 2022 10:53 pm

Timothy Neilson says:
March 6, 2022 at 9:48 pm

No conspiracy ‘theories’, acknowledged failures that we were told ‘weren’t bad enough to effect the elections’.

State & Federally, we’ve had quite an interesting array of questionable things happen, such as, disappearing & re-appearing ballot boxes, challenged counts of a few votes in small key seats that the challengers suddenly ‘change their minds’ about challenging, and on it goes.

‘Vote Early, Vote Often’, is also a little more than a long standing ‘joke’, as is ballot harvesting.

Anyway, it’s not an argument I’m interested in having.
I just mentioned as related aside to the state of our States.

srr
srr
March 6, 2022 10:56 pm

hee hee … idiot attempts some serious dribbling, proves idiocy.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 6, 2022 10:58 pm

Australian under-35s ‘most likely to believe in conspiracies’

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5:38PM March 6, 2022
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Young Australians are the most likely to believe in conspiracy ­theories, including that global warming and Covid-19 are hoaxes, the moon landing was faked, the Holocaust was a lie, the US government was responsible for the September 11 terror attacks and human contact with aliens has been deliberately hidden from the public.

A poll by YouGov Cambridge showed a sizeable minority of adult Australians believed in conspiracies, although over-65s were the least likely to accept them.

The poll of more than 1076 respondents showed 17 per cent of 18 to 35-year-olds believe the Covid-19 virus was a myth created by “powerful forces”, compared with 4 per cent of over-65s.

A third of under-35s think the harmful effects of Covid vaccines are being deliberately hidden from the public, well above the 14 per cent of over-65s who believe the vaccine conspiracy.

Thirty per cent of under-35s believe the US government facilitated the 9/11 attacks, with that dropping to 9 per cent of over-65s.

A quarter of Greens voters believed the US government was responsible for the attacks, compared with 18 per cent of ­Coalition voters and 15 per cent of Labor voters.

Twenty per cent of under-35s think global warming is a hoax, marginally higher than other age groups.

Twenty-four per cent of Coalition voters who were polled thought man-made global warming was a hoax, compared with 10 per cent of Labor voters and 14 per cent of Greens voters.

Twenty-four per cent of under-35s believe the moon landing was faked, 19 per cent are Holocaust deniers and 20 per cent believe AIDS was created and spread around the world by a ­secret group or organisation.

Twenty-nine per cent of under-35s believe the 2020 presidential election was stolen, while the same number think a secret group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles has taken control of parts of the US government and mainstream media.

The question that bucked the trend was on whether members of Donald Trump’s team knowingly worked with the Russian government to help him win the 2016 election.

While 40 per cent of under-35s thought this was true, it was the lowest of all age brackets, with 44 per cent of over-65s believing it.

YouGov Asia Pacific head of polling Campbell White said the research was at odds with community perceptions of older ­people being more likely to believe in conspiracies.

“There is a stereotype that conspiracy theories are the preserve of cranky old middle-aged men,” Dr White said. “Maybe (the higher rates for under-35s) is to do with growing up in a period of time where truth is seen as less certain or less objective. It surprised me when I looked at it.”

Dr White said Australia was typically “slightly below average” in global rates of people who believe in conspiracies, with the same polling being done in 24 countries.

Developing nations typically registered the highest proportion of people who believed in the conspiracy theories, including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, India and Indonesia.

Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Great Britain and Germany were among the nations with a relatively low number of people who believed in the conspiracies

srr
srr
March 6, 2022 11:01 pm

‘Papers!’

‘Names!’

They slip into it so naturally, don’t they.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 6, 2022 11:04 pm

Mother’s curtains are going to take a hammering tonight. Spare a thought for Groogs dry cleaner.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 6, 2022 11:10 pm

My take on it is that Warne should have been knighted the day after. That’s my take.

You’d go to your grave with a smile on your face…

JC
JC
March 6, 2022 11:10 pm

The energy angle doesn’t seem to be predominant.

Okay, match the dates with the oil price.

cohenite
March 6, 2022 11:11 pm

“There was a war declared on us when the boats arrived. And we’ve been at war ever since,” said Senator Thorpe, a Gunnai, Gunditjmara and DjabWurrung woman. “You know the statistics, you hear them all the time, probably roll your eyes at them. Another death in custody, another child removed, another suicide, another desecration of country, water or sky.

A kunt is still a kunt no matter how described. And the scary thing is that a great part of the voting population believes this scrag and her bullshit.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2022 11:12 pm

“There is a stereotype that conspiracy theories are the preserve of cranky old middle-aged men,” Dr White said. “Maybe (the higher rates for under-35s) is to do with growing up in a period of time where truth is seen as less certain or less objective. It surprised me when I looked at it.”

When asked about the influence of the Internet, Dr White [sic] replied.

What’s that?

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2022 11:13 pm

“There is a stereotype that conspiracy theories are the preserve of cranky

old middle-aged

men,” Dr White said.
How did this clown ever become a Dr?

srr
srr
March 6, 2022 11:13 pm

“kaysee says:
March 6, 2022 at 8:37 pm

The Pfizer Vaccine Only Has 1,291 Side Effects!
https://emeralddb3.substack.com/p/the-pfizer-vaccine-only-has-1291?s=r

A judge forced the FDA to release Pfizer’s clinical data and it’s worse than you can possibly imagine”

rickw
rickw
March 6, 2022 11:14 pm

Rick that was the one Shell walked away from? The Frogs bought it, is that correct?

Yes, known as Viva but owned by Vitol.

Are they refining the Bass Straight crude? I know Altona is but I think Exxon fuckwits are closing that soon.

It’s closed. We were supposed to get our last Jet transfer from them at end of 3Q but Mongistan’s electricity gave up forcing an emergency shutdown a couple of weeks out from official shutdown.

Neither of them were running much Bass Straight crude as it’s mostly run out. (Supplied by the WAG pipeline).

I don’t blame anyone for not wanting to run a refinery. Weekly chew outs by the EPA and Worksafe interspersed with the Mongs who brought cheap houses over the back fence complaining about refinery noises and smells.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2022 11:16 pm

A kunt is still a kunt no matter how described. And the scary thing is that a great part of the voting population believes this scrag and her bullshit.

Why not, it’s true.

srr
srr
March 6, 2022 11:17 pm

Ah, the return of one much missed, at AdamD’s cat-

“Professor Fred Lenin says:
March 6, 2022 at 12:14 pm

Thereisa country full of corrupt poiticians ,their president is in power trough a rigged election , the leaders are all old corrupt people , they oppress dissent and demand obedience ,they are firmly in the hands of billionaire corruptocrats, they invade other countries and kill innocent people to try to look powerfull . They live on borrowed money and have a debt to GNP rate of 125 debt to
100 GNP, Russia? No ,a clue it’s capital isa Washington DC
Russias debt 17.7 GNP 100”

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 6, 2022 11:19 pm

A kunt is still a kunt no matter how described. And the scary thing is that a great part of the voting population believes this scrag and her bullshit.

Senator Thorpe’s claim to “Aboriginal” heritage is based on the fact that one of her great grandparents was half Aboriginal…

srr
srr
March 6, 2022 11:19 pm

“kaysee says:
March 6, 2022 at 4:04 pm

24 hrs after South Australian Health finally disclosed they had *NO EVIDENCE* to support jab mandates, some mandates are being dropped.

Lawyer up Australia

I hope the Russia-Ukraine conflict is resolved quickly because most governments are happy to use it to distract the sheeple.

The NZ case last month is a big deal. Although it may seem that it is an internal matter for that country, in reality, legal cases in other countries can be quoted as a precedent. Especially, as this is a global issue.(Is that correct, Legal Cats?)

The legal profession needs to start up with class actions.
Begin with all politicians and political parties who supported the mandates/did not speak up against the tyranny. That gets rid of the four: Lib-Nat-Lab-Grn. Before the elections.”

https://catallaxy-files.com/open-thread-saturday-05-march-2022/comment-page-2/#comment-138178

rickw
rickw
March 6, 2022 11:20 pm

Plenty of reports to the contrary say that the Ukrainians blocked roads preventing civilians to leave. That I believe.

When outnumbered and outgunned, never give up your meat body armour.

Sponsored by Mongstralia.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2022 11:21 pm

Health experts are warning against the dangers of extended detox diets after it was revealed cricketing great Shane Warne had consumed nothing but juices for 14 days prior to his shock death.

Why wouldya do that unless you’d been experiencing nasty side effects from a certain “Vaccination” and were trying to expel the poisons from your system?

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
March 6, 2022 11:27 pm

The big flamer.

The. Heavy. Flamer.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
March 6, 2022 11:29 pm

Why wouldya do that unless you’d been experiencing nasty side effects from a certain “Vaccination” and were trying to expel the poisons from your system?

I don’t know Grigory. You’re the expert on Warble Fly infestation, so I presume you’ve had a few.

Does Gypsum help?

JC
JC
March 6, 2022 11:30 pm
rosie
rosie
March 6, 2022 11:32 pm

One minute Ed claims Shane Warne died from the vaccine, a few hours later something he calls ‘nose beers’, now it’s back to vaccine.
One thing for sure, he doesn’t have a clue

miltonf
miltonf
March 6, 2022 11:33 pm

thanks Rick for the info

miltonf
miltonf
March 6, 2022 11:37 pm

I’ve seen the greens close up and they are every bit as nasty, dishonest and hypocritical as you could imagine

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2022 11:41 pm

Warnie was Triple Vaccinated.
Hadta be, otherwise NoFly.
Then his heart stopped.
Not a Heart Attack, Heart Failure.
It stopped.
At least 30 years earlier than it shoulda.
Recently triple Vaccinated, went on an emergency fast, died.
Me, I don’t think it’s worth taking any more chances with people’s lives, and the Vaccine Rollout should be suspended immediately, pending further investigation.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2022 11:43 pm

Thanks for proving my point.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2022 11:50 pm

For reasons that aren’t entirely clear to me I downloaded the French covid app.
Finally got notified on the 1st of March I’d had a high risk contact on either 20 21 or 22 February. They don’t tell you the exact date for privacy reasons.
In reality that pinned it to my train ride on the 22nd.
I misread the instructions which actually required me to have a proper test in a pharmacy.
Oops.
No biggie though it was already so long after the contact date, I was symptom free and had to get tested today anyhow.
All is well, €25 no waiting beforehand and results in ten minutes.
Though the Australian government wants me to have a hard copy of my declaration and that is not happening.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2022 11:52 pm

My grandfather was renowned for always declaring a person had died because their heart stopped.
Quite common at time of death.

Thefrollickingmole
Thefrollickingmole
March 6, 2022 11:55 pm

Rosie.

Ed has a raging clue.
A clue a cat couldn’t scratch.
A clue like a babies arm holding a Granny Smith apple.

The flamer/ spook interchangeable clue.

Thefrollickingmole
Thefrollickingmole
March 6, 2022 11:58 pm

My favourite way of alluding to someone carking it is to describe their condition as extremely stable.

rosie
rosie
March 7, 2022 12:01 am

Unlike ed.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 7, 2022 12:03 am

“There Are Ladies Present, I Would Have Thought There Were Gentlemen Present” | Sharpe”

Drinking good single malt, and watching excerpts from “Sharpe” is a good and worthwhile occupation.

I an constrained to admit that Mrs Sharpe had a rather shapely bosom…..

srr
srr
March 7, 2022 12:22 am

In an hour & a half –

Why Sanctions Will Hurt The West—Not Russia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjGGkM6TN88

Scheduled for Mar 7, 2022
Gonzalo Lira

Sheriff of YouTube
?can you run a livestreem while you sleep / so we can see the exact momment you get taken by the Ukarinian N4Zl forces you talk about

ShaggyGriff96
?please be careful with what you are saying whilst in the vicinity of Ukraine, it isn’t really safe to express yourself the way you see fit whilst there.

srr
srr
March 7, 2022 12:27 am

Authoritarian Trudeau Denounces Authoritarian Putin, Weeks After Canada Targeted Political Protestors for Arrest
March 5, 2022 | sundance | 94 Comments

In order for the most entrenched leftist ideologues to maintain their ideological agenda, they must pretend not to know things.

Two days after he announced the U.S. workforce vaccine mandate, in Shanksville Pennsylvania, Joe Biden said that both Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin were “autocrats” who dictate to the citizens of their nations. Biden noted in conversations with them – those leaders have questioned the viability of ‘western democracy.‘ This statement came a mere 36 hours after Joe Biden said he “has lost patience” with half the nation, and as an outcome, was going to FORCE a mandatory injection (COVID “vaccine”) into the arms of every citizen who wanted to work. The media ignored the contrast as if they could not see the inherent hypocrisy.

Yesterday, in a speech to a Ukraian delegation in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had the nerve to talk about the “slipping of democracy” as a result of “greater authoritarianism”, only a few weeks after Trudeau invoked the emergency act and triggered financial targeting against protestors who assembled against his regime. Again, the media ignore the inherent hypocrisy. WATCH (Prompted):
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/03/05/authoritarian-trudeau-denounces-authoritarian-putin-weeks-after-canada-targeted-political-protestors-for-arrest/

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John H.
John H.
March 7, 2022 12:28 am

Ed Casesays:
March 6, 2022 at 11:21 pm
Health experts are warning against the dangers of extended detox diets after it was revealed cricketing great Shane Warne had consumed nothing but juices for 14 days prior to his shock death.

Why wouldya do that unless you’d been experiencing nasty side effects from a certain “Vaccination” and were trying to expel the poisons from your system?

Stop flaming Ed. I really am getting sick and tired of you making up BS just so you can get a response out of people.

srr
srr
March 7, 2022 12:36 am

Gonewiththerain
@Gonewiththerain
·
1m
?BOOM ? Truck-Led Convoy to Slowly Circle the DC Beltway in Protest Against Government’s COVID-19 Emergency Powers
‘We’re not leaving until we get what we want’
??????

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Truck-Led Convoy to Slowly Circle the DC Beltway in Protest Against Government’s COVID-19 Emerg

HAGERSTOWN, Maryland—The People’s Convoy, a large caravan of vehicles led by trucks, will be moving slowly around the …

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/truck-led-convoy-to-slowly-circle-the-dc-beltway-organizers_4319536.html
http://www.theepochtimes.com

srr
srr
March 7, 2022 12:59 am

VISA and Mastercard Will Announce The Next British Prime Minister Tomorrow at 4:00pm GMT
March 5, 2022 | sundance | 278 Comments

After years of anxiety within the European Union, as an outcome of a minor movement within the U.K to trigger Brexit, the multinational financial corporations in consultation with the European Commission, NATO and Central Bankers have determined it is in their interest to select a British prime minister who will void the Brexit vote.

Tomorrow at 4:00pm GMT, a new British Prime Minister will be announced. In advance of the announcement, and representing the global alliance of financial interests, VISA and Mastercard released the following statement:

“We are compelled to act following Great Britian’s unprecedented diminishment of the European Union, and the unacceptable events that we have witnessed,” said Al Kelly, chairman and chief executive officer of Visa Inc. “We regret the impact this will have on the misguided Brexit supporters, and on the colleagues, clients, partners, merchants and cardholders we serve in the U.K. This Brexit crisis and the ongoing threat to peace and stability in the EU, demand we respond in line with our values.”

[Now, Do We Have Your Attention?]

This post is obviously sarcasm. However, the intent is to draw attention to the precedent currently underway. With the Visa/Mastercard action & intent against Russia in mind, are you sure you’re okay with multinational corporations choosing, approving or disapproving of national political leadership?

Below is a short list of the multinational corporations who have expressed their intent to choose who will be the President of [any country] targeted by the New World Order.
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https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/03/05/visa-and-mastercard-will-announce-the-next-british-prime-minister-tomorrow-at-400pm-gmt/

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DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 7, 2022 4:35 am

Thanks Tom. I agree with Garrison; seeing ppl caught up in war hysteria is revolting.

srr
srr
March 7, 2022 5:06 am

Punching Up: Zelensky, Kolomoyskyi, Ukraine, and What’s Going On | A CoachStream from Kharkiv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjGGkM6TN88

Streamed live on Mar 4, 2022
Gonzalo Lira
63.1K subscribers

I’ll discuss everything.

srr
srr
March 7, 2022 5:10 am

Sunday Talks, Secretary Blinken Says Poland has Green Light to Send Fighter Jets to Ukraine, U.S. Will Replace
March 6, 2022 | Sundance | 49 Comments

Appearing on Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken states Poland has the “green light” from the U.S. and NATO to provide fighter planes to the Ukraine military.

Secretary Blinken notes the U.S. will “backfill” Poland (terms ongoing), which means the U.S. is willing to replace each of the Polish planes with U.S. fighter jet replacements. Obviously, the industrial military complex would approve of this plan; however, who pays and what authorities of this arms deal with Poland apply?

Setting aside the pilots of Poland that would need training and accepting there could be some long-term maintenance issues for equipment they may not be equipped to maintain, the nationalist political ideology of Poland is not in alignment with Obama/Biden. Will the U.S. government seek to change the social system in Poland as an outcome of a weakened Polish arsenal? You betcha. WATCH:
[blocked in Australia]

Bottom line, the U.S. and NATO are getting more involved. The U.S. State Dept, the rogue construct within the Fourth Branch of Government, is trying to turn World War Reddit/Tik Tok into a hot war of NATO against Russia, despite their protestations to the contrary.

The DoS would be perfectly happy if Ukraine became a long-term insurgency campaign with Russia. Volodymyr Zelenskyy should be careful, because his position as a useful martyr is becoming more evident. It’s will not be Russian hit-squads targeting Zelenskyy, it will be CIA operatives. Wait for it….
(more…)
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/03/06/sunday-talks-secretary-blinken-says-poland-has-green-light-to-send-fighter-jets-to-ukraine-u-s-will-replace/

srr
srr
March 7, 2022 5:15 am

J. Montgomery @Jeanne_Marie
1m ·
Biden’s plan to use your retirement money for politics exposed!

Would put private savings at risk in net-zero climate scheme

Rising inflation threatens the value of Americans’ retirement savings. Now the Biden administration is finalizing a rule to loosen safeguards under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) that protect private retirement savings. The new rule, “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights,” stems from President Biden’s May 20, 2021, Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk, which directed senior White House advisers to develop a strategy for financing the administration’s net-zero climate goals, including the use of private savings.
https://www.wnd.com/2022/03/bidens-plan-use-retirement-money-politics-exposed/

srr
srr
March 7, 2022 5:18 am

@ViolentVixen29
1m ·
It’s not our business!!!

US Has “Contingency” For Ukraine Government-In-Exile If Zelensky Is “Captured Or Killed”

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-has-plans-ukraine-government-exile-contingency-covert-guerrilla-warfare

srr
srr
March 7, 2022 5:21 am

“Energy Shortages Could Threaten Social Cohesion”: Germany Warns Against Ban On Energy Imports From Russia

“I would not advocate an embargo on Russian imports of fossil fuels. I would even oppose it.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/energy-shortages-could-threaten-social-cohesion-germany-warns-against-ban-energy-imports

Anchor What
Anchor What
March 7, 2022 6:22 am

Forecast for Sydney region: 50 to 100mm today, 80 to 150mm tomorrow!
Now where did I put my glug boots?

rosie
rosie
March 7, 2022 6:28 am

In your glupboard?

rickw
rickw
March 7, 2022 6:30 am

Government has an innate ability to take a shit idea and redeploy it:

Climate Lockdowns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izhD-oP0060

will
will
March 7, 2022 6:33 am
Diogenes
Diogenes
March 7, 2022 6:55 am

Energy Shortages Could Threaten Social Cohesion”: Germany Warns Against Ban On Energy Imports From Russia

A fancy way of saying ” grab em by the balls, and their hearts and minds will follow”

calli
calli
March 7, 2022 7:01 am

Ramirez appears to have overlooked the truth to push the trope.

Nice rendering but a failure as a cartoonist.

Cassie of Sydney
March 7, 2022 7:12 am

“Ramirez appears to have overlooked the truth to push the trope.

Nice rendering but a failure as a cartoonist.”

Correct, Putin is NOT Hitler and such comparisons are facile and show a complete lack of historical awareness. But that’s the West in 2022, ignorant, immature and glib.

calli
calli
March 7, 2022 7:18 am

Well, Cassie, I was just wondering who was arming actual neo-nazis, not fictional ones.

Irrespective of the rights and wrongs of Putin’s behaviour (which I consider wrong in every way, but that’s another story).

Which makes Ramirez a propagandist, not a political cartoonist.

Moran hits the nail on the head again. The Warne worship is a bit OTT, but that’s Aussies for you. For once the odious Rowe does something clever with an old master.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 7, 2022 7:20 am

Ramirez appears to have overlooked the truth to push the trope.

Governments throughout the West have shown they can drive 90% of the population via mass hysteria. If they decide on war, that’s where we are going. Cartoonists will be recruited to the cause.

miltonf
miltonf
March 7, 2022 7:29 am

I see the old thief is pushing ‘transgender’ rights- seriously what is there to defend about the modern west? I despise the US now.

miltonf
miltonf
March 7, 2022 7:32 am

The poms still trying to be Greeks to the American Romans. Pathetic. It’s not Caesar in the US, it’s Caligula.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 7, 2022 7:53 am

I see the old thief is pushing ‘transgender’ rights- seriously what is there to defend about the modern west? I despise the US now.

And God so loved the world, he sent a fair number of twisted sickos into it, along with the black death, aids, ebola and covid. And among the twisted sickos, were those who wanted to spread their sickness, or indeed, any other mental sickness there was going around. And there were those who took pride in tolerating the twisted sickos, and showed their virtue by helping spread the mental sickness.

Those that God would destroy He first sends mad.

Gilas
Gilas
March 7, 2022 7:56 am

A more realistic assessment of the Ukraine imbroglio, with help from people on the ground eg. Gonzalo Lira.

Firstly, reading the Western MSM is a vile insult to one’s intelligence. A one-sided comic cartoonish characterisation, written at the cretin-IQ level, of a complex and nuanced issue dating back to early 1990s.
RT, on the other hand, is written by adults; measured language, both pro and cons on the Russian campaign, including believable casualty numbers of both sides.

1) Ukraine’s relationship with NATO, NATO expansionism, are real existential threats to Russia. Have been so for decades, extensively discussed in the past by MSM, military strategists, politicians and in this blog. Conflict predicted for decades.

2) Russian defeat is not an option, see 1). For Russia, this is survival.

3) Russia’s stated aim is regime change, demilitarization and denazification (see Azov Battalion) of Ukraine. This is public record.

4) Ukraine is deeply corrupt. Zelensky is a photogenic, ex-actor, puppet President of an astroturfed puppet government under the control of Russo-phobe oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi and US operatives under the control of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland and Deputy Secretary of State Wendi Sherman.

5) Ihor Kolomoyskyi has funded the Aidar, Azov, Dnepr 1, Dnepr 2, and Donbas volunteer battalions. The openly neo-Nazi Azov Battalion is responsible for atrocities in the Donbass. Kolomoyskyi’s thugs control Zelensky and are now threatening/killing civilians suspected of being pro-Russian.

6) Russia has already won the military campaign, while actively minimising Ukraininan civil and military casualties. Have opened humanitarian corridors.

7) Russia careful to preserve gas, water, electricity, internet, roads, rail from day 1 of invasion.

8) Final occupation of Kyiv, Kharkov etc. contingent on surrender of encircled Ukrainian Army (Cauldron strategy).

9) Zelensky is winning the propaganda war, with the collusion of MSM and US State Department.

10) Ukraine has used civilians as human shields. Ukrainian government “information” is mostly lies.

11) Residual fighting, mostly around Mariupol, against Azov Battallion, which Russia aims to destroy.

12) Ongoing peace negotiations are an extension of Russian war strategy. Current puppet Ukrainian Government will not survive a negotiated peace settlement.

And let’s not begin on the economic suicide of Europe, antagonising a net commodities provider like Russia with virtue-signalling BS sanctions.
Russia already has an alternative market for their products: China, India and SE Asia.

Therefore:
Russians to run out of Luis Vuitton, BMW and Rolex.
Europe to deal with gas, fertilizers shortage and 50% loss of their wheat, barley and corn supply.

So, today: Ruble crashing, while commodities prices rising.
Tomorrow: who’ll suffer? Europe or Russia?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2022 7:58 am

The Warne worship is a bit OTT

It is, but I think there’s a point to be acknowledged behind the toons of Warne with the durries and baked beans and mobile phones and supermodels.

Not once did I hear him say ‘Yes I am aware that millions of children may take up smoking because of me, and it is an insidious habit and very uncool and I promise to give it away to be more wholesome’.

I never heard him say ‘Yes I will give away fried chicken and buttered buns with lasagne in the middle and start eating kale and goat tofu because I am a conscious being and can hear the chickens screaming at night’.

No press conferences with Warne in tears going ‘I will never again bed hop with a string of unbelievably hot women and take them on three at a time while half pissed and the windows open so everyone can hear it’.

Unapologetic to the end. Excellent.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 7, 2022 7:59 am

Has anyone managed to figure out if PalaceChook actually said this?

The Premier of Qld admits they will be used to not only hold the unjabbed but those who are a danger to the public, apparently disease spreaders… a bit like you know, Jews were 80 years ago.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2022 8:02 am

Putin is NOT Hitler and such comparisons are facile and show a complete lack of historical awareness.

Well yes.

According to the people saying he is, though, everyone’s Hitler. Literally Hitler, in some cases.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 7, 2022 8:03 am

Zelensky featured in the Pandora papers leak.
Via Glenn Greenwald this morning.
Got himself a nice mansion in Florida.
When I said he’d retire one day & live a life of luxury, I’d didn’t think he’d become Florida-Man.

calli
calli
March 7, 2022 8:07 am

KD, Warne was a funny bloke. There was a lot to like about him, and living the way he wanted to live without resorting to Woke was admirable.

Larger than life people are like that. It proves that the current braying towards uniformity of thought diminishes us all.

I don’t think the current crop will produce another “big” personality. They are all too anxious about being cancelled.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2022 8:13 am

I’ll give Warne this as well. He maintained what he called ‘match awareness’.

Warne would have been Number 1 on the target list of every receptionist/executive assistant/ladeeee physio or similar in every cricket administration office and academy in the country – both for the status it would result in for the trophy hunters, because Warne was a noted pants man, and also because Warne had shitloads of cash.

He never shat in his own nest, though, and I will assert that this was because he was more selective than Who and New Idea magazines and The Today Show would have the punters believe.

Not a single teary appearance before the cameras going ‘I promise to be a better man, this was unacceptable, moment of weakness, I need four years off for mental health’ or any of that shit.

Warne had a bit more rat cunning and survival instinct than a lot of people gave him credit for, I think. Which is of course a good thing to have.

Cassie of Sydney
March 7, 2022 8:14 am

“Irrespective of the rights and wrongs of Putin’s behaviour (which I consider wrong in every way, but that’s another story).”

I don’t like war Calli, I don’t know anyone who does. But I know it’s sometimes necessary such as when Israel has to go into Gaza or southern Lebanon. I’m pretty sure that there is no mother on the planet who wants to send her son to war, and I doubt very much whether any Russian mother is enjoying what’s going on. I’ll preface (yet again) the following, I don’t like what Putin and Russia have done in the Ukraine however the simple fact is is that they have a valid gripe about what’s ensued in Ukraine since 2014, namely massive (and very unsavoury) American political interference and widespread political and financial corruption, all on Russia’s doorstep. As I wrote last night, Russia remains incredibly neurotic about it’s security and borders, most invasions of Russia have stemmed from the west, Swedes, Poles, French, Germans etc. I suspect Russia would have tolerated a “neutral” Ukraine but instead we’ve seen the US and NATO ignore valid Russian concerns and dangle NATO carrots in front of the Ukraine thus reneging on the pact back in the 1990s when NATO promised Russia it would never expand eastward.

Everyday I am left reeling at the simplistic coverage and analysis of Putin and Russia, even in supposedly serious publications such as the Oz I’ve seen reporting and opinion calling for Putin to be assassinated. This isn’t just ludicrous, it’s insanity. We’re lacking any serious mainstream reporting or analysis of the situation. I’m reminded of how the British press, back in 1914, covered the German invasion of Belgian and the Germans were painted, in words and cartoons by the British, as terrifying bloodsucking demons, tearing children from their mother’s breasts, painting German soldiers as depraved monsters…..all utterly simplistic and which is now being repeated a little over one hundred years later. Back in 1914 and 1915 people with German surnames were hunted down and abused (families changed their surnames, in fact even the British royal family was compelled to do so, from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor). German foods and wine were taken off shelves and menus and on and on the hysteria went. And now we are now witnessing similar hysteria with anything Russian. Removing Russian vodka off shelves is but one example. Anyone who tries to provide some balance and nuance or offer up Russia’s case, such as the young man on Q&A, is demonised as a warmonger.

The problem here in the West is our profound refusal to understand Russia’s actions and this stems from a number of factors, firstly we no longer want to fight in wars, secondly we have largely forgotten how to fight in wars and thirdly we lack any historical knowledge. This trinity has left us here in the West very exposed….actually it’s worse than that, it’s dangerous because this is not how Russia or China think. Our defence forces, instead on concentrating on how to fight, are too busy involved in social engineering crap such as promoting such depraved nonsense as LGBTQIARSE ideology, critical race theory or what pronouns you should use because I guess that’s far easier than talking about war, tactics and the necessity of preparing for war. I doubt very much that we’re going to prevent war by sending a unit of our soldiers to march in the Sydney Mardi Gras, in fact that just shows how far we’ve fallen.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2022 8:15 am

Which makes Ramirez a propagandist, not a political cartoonist.

Trump and Covid broke Ramirez unfortunately. Interestingly I just noticed this morning (yes, I am slow about such things) that Paul Mirengoff appears to’ve left Powerline, since he’s not posting anything there. He too had terrible TDS. Steven Hayward wrote of this bust up a couple weeks ago, saying that Mr Mirengoff’s positions were having a bad effect on the site’s readers, who were fed up.

There really is a great schism going on, as anyone with leftist tendencies gets sucked ever leftwards. Interesting social migration.

shatterzzz
March 7, 2022 8:16 am

USA anthem .. always a winner ..!
https://twitter.com/i/status/1500277324545236995

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2022 8:16 am

I don’t think the current crop will produce another “big” personality. They are all too anxious about being cancelled.

Exactly calli. Look at the current captain. A poncing global warming activist.

The current team maverick is a twitchy pseudo-autistic attention-seeker (Labuschagne) who also manages to blend into the walls as soon as something remotely interesting happens.

Cassie of Sydney
March 7, 2022 8:16 am

“Gilassays:
March 7, 2022 at 7:56 am”

All 100% correct.

Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2022 8:17 am

Quite a familiar ring –

Russians are the new unjabbed

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 7, 2022 8:18 am

Ed Casesays:
March 6, 2022 at 10:46 pm
Okay, Knuckle Dragger, on a day when the Aussies are doin’ it for Warnie, what’s your take on that 4-way?
Trannies, Spit Roasted by Dollies …
Was there any Flaming?

You seem to be the expert on these matters, you tell us.

Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2022 8:23 am

This meme was under Wait For It.

Brilliant

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 7, 2022 8:24 am

The group that did the selective release of the Pandora Papers (the ICIJ) has now deleted all Ukrainian references from their data archive.
I can smell a Glenn Greenwald column in the making.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2022 8:26 am

Has anyone managed to figure out if PalaceChook actually said this?

This?

The Premier of Qld admits they will be used to not only hold the unjabbed but those who are a danger to the public, apparently disease spreaders… a bit like you know, Jews were 80 years ago.

No, I don’t think anyone can point to Pallashay actually saying, let alone ‘admitting’ to this:

The Premier of Qld admits they will be used to not only hold the unjabbed but those who are a danger to the public, apparently disease spreaders… a bit like you know, Jews were 80 years ago.

It’s almost as though whoever said that Pallashay said:

The Premier of Qld admits they will be used to not only hold the unjabbed but those who are a danger to the public, apparently disease spreaders… a bit like you know, Jews were 80 years ago.

Was being a bit fibby from the pulpit.

miltonf
miltonf
March 7, 2022 8:27 am

Great analysis Gilas. Thanks. So we have a group of in people in the State Department using US resources as their plaything.

Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2022 8:29 am
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 7, 2022 8:30 am

A bit fibby eh?
So who was it that made the outrageous claim below?

The Premier of Qld admits they will be used to not only hold the unjabbed but those who are a danger to the public, apparently disease spreaders… a bit like you know, Jews were 80 years ago.

Pogria
Pogria
March 7, 2022 8:30 am

Rabz,
Sixties music for me please.

Pogria
Pogria
March 7, 2022 8:30 am

Rabz,
another vote for the Sixties please.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2022 8:31 am

If Warne had been busted sending a tumescent dick pic to the local cricket office tart, he would have held a presser and said ‘I’d like to apologise to the lady concerned. I think I got the angle wrong.’

Pogria
Pogria
March 7, 2022 8:32 am

Rabz,

as per Australian voting guide lines, I believe vote early, and vote often is the rule. 😉

So, another vote for the Sixties please.

Pogria
Pogria
March 7, 2022 8:33 am

Rabz,

I believe we can vote as many times as we want, right?

So, another vote for the Sixties please.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2022 8:33 am

So who was it that made the outrageous claim below?

This claim?

The Premier of Qld admits they will be used to not only hold the unjabbed but those who are a danger to the public, apparently disease spreaders… a bit like you know, Jews were 80 years ago.

I think it was some bloke living in regional Queensland. Barcaldeen, or somesuch.

calli
calli
March 7, 2022 8:35 am

Thanks Cassie for picking up the nuance from my comment about Putin.

War is wrong – the wrong people die. The sabre rattlers (with a few notable exceptions) survive. The innocent suffer. It has been ever thus.

The media paints the aggressor, the proles are expected to unite in lockstep. The doves of peace are either poisoned or shot or marginalised and lampooned. Meanwhile much…much money is made by the usual suspects.

I grow weary of the MSM telling me what to think.

“The past was alterable. The past never had been altered. Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.”

Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2022 8:35 am
Pogria
Pogria
March 7, 2022 8:36 am

It is pouring out here in South West Sydney. My rain coat did not stop me from getting drenched as I did the rounds of feeding and checking the livestock. Not doing anything for the rest of the day but keeping dry.

So, I have all day to keep submitting votes for the Sixties. 🙂

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 7, 2022 8:36 am

Terry McCrann in The Hun says the benefit from the war could be spectacular wheat prices becoming even more spectacular.
I don’t know what he bases that on. There’s was nothing spectacular about wheat prices before the conflict and now the rises still have benchmark wheat prices for APW grade well below $400 up country.
When wheat prices double that’ll be spectacular.

Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2022 8:38 am

This is screamingly obvious.

Russia And Ukraine: Another Dog And Pony Show

miltonf
miltonf
March 7, 2022 8:39 am

Ever seen such an effete piece of shit as blinky blinken? Has he/she/it ever done an honest day’s toil? Effete- the modern west in one word.

calli
calli
March 7, 2022 8:42 am

Terry McCrann in The Hun says the benefit from the war could be spectacular wheat prices becoming even more spectacular.

Gives the joke “Death Gluten” a whole new complexion.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 7, 2022 8:43 am

Shane Keith Warne did more for everyone than that grifter Princess Diana who only ever turned her head to the camera. SKW worked for everything he got. My miserable opinion is he was the greatest cricketer ever. Team player, never gave up and I’m sure he didn’t die wondering. If Steve Waugh hadn’t had Warne or McGrath he would have lost the Captaincy as his batting was only marginally better than his brother.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 7, 2022 8:47 am

I’m with you Pogria, the 60’s.

Cassie of Sydney
March 7, 2022 8:47 am

C.L. has uploaded a link to this. I think this is required reading. It’s by Peter Hitchens who nails everything…

https://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2022/03/peter-hitchens-one-glorious-day-in-sevastopol-12-years-ago-i-saw-what-was-coming-thats-why-i-wont-jo.html

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2022 8:49 am

An unintended (obviously) downside is that Warne’s death has overshadowed that of the great Rod Marsh, another unapologetic champion.

Gilas
Gilas
March 7, 2022 8:50 am

miltonf says:
March 7, 2022 at 8:27 am

So we have a group of in people in the State Department using US resources as their plaything.

Essentially, yes.
The US Military-Industrial-Complex is alive and well.
The only way this crisis turns into a REAL humanitarian “catastrophe” (that MSM favourite word, again!) is if NATO becomes actively involved.

Then we’ll see how antiquated and poorly maintained the Russian Army really is…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2022 8:52 am

This meme was under Wait For It.

I think that footage is actually from a protest which happened last week. A die-in-style thing. There was one in Trafalgar Square like it on Friday.

Cassie of Sydney
March 7, 2022 8:54 am

“War is wrong”

I disagree….war is sometimes necessary however it should always be the last resort.

calli
calli
March 7, 2022 8:54 am

Thanks for the Hitchens link.

I think it was Diogenes who made a comment about parallels with the lead up to WWI, which I too had been pondering. Hitchens goes there:

But such behaviour makes it harder for the country to keep a level head. In the atmosphere of the last few days, I half-expect to be presented with a white feather on the street by a beautiful young woman, because I refuse to join in the war hysteria now gripping the country. And it is hysteria.

I have heard a respected MP calling for the deportation of all Russians from this country – all of them. I have heard crazy people calling for a ‘no-fly zone’ in Ukraine. If they got their way it would mean a terrible and immediate European war. I suspect they do not even know what they are calling for. Can you all please call off this carnival of hypocrisy?

Be careful what you wish for, media numpties and sabre rattlers.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2022 8:55 am

Excellent link to Hitchens, Cassie. My highlight:

The countries of the West have egged Ukraine on into a confrontation with Russia which has predictably ended in Putin’s barbaric invasion. But while we stand and cheer at a safe distance, the Ukrainians are the ones who get shelled, bombed, besieged and driven from their homes. Is this honourable? Does sentimental praise for their bravery make up for it?

miltonf
miltonf
March 7, 2022 9:00 am

I have heard a respected MP calling for the deportation of all Russians from this country

which is totally PC because they tend to be white. Just like here in c1993 2DAY FM ‘no crummy French stuff’. The legacy media so deserves to die.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
March 7, 2022 9:00 am

it should always be the last resort

nope.
It should be at a time that you are most likely to win. If you have a choice.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2022 9:01 am

As ye sow, that shall ye reap. Or something. The Hun:

A heartbroken Gold Coast doctor has sued his bikini model ex-fiancee in a bid to force her to return the $63,000 diamond ring he gave her, or pay him what it’s worth, claiming she ghosted him.

Predictably ghosted him, it should have read. Jewellery is symbolic. Price tags shouldn’t come into it.

You should be able to give a chick a Cheezel for an engagement ring. The symbolism is the same.

Cassie of Sydney
March 7, 2022 9:02 am

“dover0beachsays:
March 7, 2022 at 8:52 am
Cassie, I retweeted Hitchens last night. It’s a very good read.”

Thanks DB. Anything written by Hitchens is excellent.

miltonf
miltonf
March 7, 2022 9:03 am

What ever happened to Brexit?

calli
calli
March 7, 2022 9:05 am

You should be able to give a chick a Cheezel for an engagement ring. The symbolism is the same.

Quite.

One of my favourite movies (yes, I know) at the one minute mark.

😀

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2022 9:06 am

Brisbane shortlisted for the nuclear submarine base.

To get the base would be a fitting reprise of the city’s role in WWII, when it hosted 800+ US navy personnel attached to a submarine base at Capricorn Wharf, Teneriffe on a wide stretch of the river.

The Submariner’s Walk heritage trail, leading to a memorial for allied submariners, is worth a look if in the city, although it will recently have been under water.

Rabz
March 7, 2022 9:07 am

Twenty per cent of under-35s think global warming is a hoax, marginally higher than other age groups.

AGW is a hoax, which I’ve known for 33 years, i.e. since the moment I first had the misfortune to hear about it.

An incredible length of time for such a zombie conspiracy hypothesis to have blundered on for – and we’ll probably never be rid of it in our lifetimes.

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2022 9:08 am

I have heard a respected MP calling for the deportation of all Russians from this country

Londongrad’s bankers will be taking a big hit.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 7, 2022 9:11 am

miltonfsays:
March 7, 2022 at 8:39 am
Ever seen such an effete piece of shit as blinky blinken? Has he/she/it ever done an honest day’s toil? Effete- the modern west in one word.

Wasn’t Blinken one of Santa’s reindeer?

miltonf
miltonf
March 7, 2022 9:13 am

An incredible length of time for such a zombie conspiracy hypothesis to have blundered on for – and we’ll probably never be rid of it in our lifetimes.

Especially seeing 15 years ago/30 years ago (take your pick) they told us we would be roasting/under water etc by now. It’s become a pseudo religion though

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2022 9:15 am

Predictably ghosted him

ROFL! There’s one born every minute.

Huge spike in demand for Sugar daddies as cost of living crisis hits (Express, 5 Mar)

You pays your munni and you takes your chances…

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2022 9:16 am

Ramirez appears to have overlooked the truth to push the trope.
Nice rendering but a failure as a cartoonist.

Not for the first time.

Frank
Frank
March 7, 2022 9:17 am

You should be able to give a chick a Cheezel for an engagement ring.

Paul Hogan did a hobo wedding skit once that involved two tramps exchanging the ring pull from a can of beer to put on her finger. Wedding cake was a banana each.

calli
calli
March 7, 2022 9:19 am

War is necessary until the body bags start coming home.

Then people start asking, “How could this have been avoided?”.

I’m not saying there aren’t righteous reasons to go to war. But they are vanishing small.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
March 7, 2022 9:20 am

AGW is a hoax, which I’ve known for 33 years, i.e. since the moment I first had the misfortune to hear about it.

I was very busy at that time and did not even think about it.
When I did investigate, I decided it was a scam.

srr
srr
March 7, 2022 9:22 am

Looks like Daniel Andrews is well known in the UK –

David Vance @DavidVance
· 7m
Haven’t they suffered enough?

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Dan Andrews reveals Ukraine plan

Thousands of Ukrainian refugees fleeing war violence in their home country could be resettled in Victoria’s new Covid quarantine facility after Premier Daniel Andrews flagged the state would welcome those displaced.

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/politics/victorias-ukrainian-refugee-plan-revealed-as-half-a-million-flee-war-zone/news-story/796e0682c70f87d60a91eaa62c657235
http://www.news.com.au
Posted on 9:12 AM · Mar 7th, 2022

Diogenes
Diogenes
March 7, 2022 9:23 am

Another vote for the 60, that is the 1560s, 1660s, 1760s, and 1860s. You can keep that 1960s shit. 🙂

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2022 9:24 am

If Warne had been busted sending a tumescent dick pic to the local cricket office tart, he would have held a presser and said ‘I’d like to apologise to the lady concerned. I think I got the angle wrong.’

Don’t forget the crying.

shatterzzz
March 7, 2022 9:28 am

Brisbane shortlisted for the nuclear submarine base.
BRADBURY getting desperate, methinx .. LOL! .. an, actual, base to hold multiples of boats fuelled by an element that is taboo with Oz pollies .. but, of course the Liars & Greenfilth will vote wiv ‘im cos they luvs ‘im! .. LOL!
Soooo many thought bubbles, sooooo little time .. LOL!

Zipster
Zipster
March 7, 2022 9:31 am
Delta A
Delta A
March 7, 2022 9:33 am

a twitchy pseudo-autistic attention-seeker (Labuschagne)

Hey!

That’s my boy you’re dissing.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 7, 2022 9:34 am

I’d like to be a refugee in Cuba or Ukraine, but my government won’t let me out of the country until I’ve been injected with an untested concoction three times.

Those Ukrainians have it easier than me.

Zipster
Zipster
March 7, 2022 9:34 am
srr
srr
March 7, 2022 9:35 am

feelthebern says:
March 7, 2022 at 8:24 am

The group that did the selective release of the Pandora Papers (the ICIJ) has now deleted all Ukrainian references from their data archive.
I can smell a Glenn Greenwald column in the making.

Like the electronic version of that huge bonfire of burning paperwork in Kiev at the beginning of this war.

Ah but none of this has anything to do with the Clinton/Biden & Co. Blood Money Laundry that is the Ukraine or Australia’s early, continued and large ‘investment’ in their schemes./sarc

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 7, 2022 9:35 am

Brisbane shortlisted for the nuclear submarine base.

Didn’t KRudd propose a major naval base for Brisbane, and wasn’t he shot down over the matter of logistics and access?

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2022 9:36 am

You should be able to give a chick a Cheezel for an engagement ring. The symbolism is the same.

Or a ringpull. If you can find one.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 7, 2022 9:36 am

Only one thing can stop the war.
Vlad the Terrible is probably in furious agreement.
The Red Army needs to try harder.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 7, 2022 9:41 am

I’m not saying there aren’t righteous reasons to go to war. But they are vanishing small.

And sorry, Putin boosters, the current shit-fight in Ukraine doesn’t come near to cutting it.

Zipster
Zipster
March 7, 2022 9:49 am

Russian military personnel took control of the military base of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near KhersonRussian servicemen took control of a military base of the armed forces of Ukraine near the village of Radensk, Kherson region. The Ukrainian military left their positions in a hurry, leaving the base with equipment, weapons and ammunition. The base was located on an area of ??six to seven hectares. Among the trophies found on it are Ukrainian T-64 and T-80 tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, and Ural vehicles. A few meters from the parking lot is a large hangar. It houses an ammunition depot. Mines, anti-tank guided missiles, mortar and tank shells. More than 4.5 thousand tons of ammunition. Some of the weapons stored on the street are rocket projectiles for multiple rocket launchers. Mortar ammunition and high-explosive fragmentation shells are nearby. Presumably, various units were trained here – marines, sappers, signalmen, tankers and gunners. The base could accommodate about four thousand fighters. At the moment, Russian sappers continue to survey the territory to eliminate the mine danger. Equipment and weapons after verification will be sent to a special storage base.

srr
srr
March 7, 2022 9:51 am

How to recognise propagandists who are NOT Australian’s friends –

Sancho Panzer says:
March 7, 2022 at 8:30 am
A bit fibby eh?
So who was it that made the outrageous claim below?

The Premier of Qld admits they will be used to not only hold the unjabbed but those who are a danger to the public, apparently disease spreaders… [an accurate paraphrase as an earlier posted news report stated; even specifically including “farmers”. Kulaks anyone.] a bit like you know, Jews were 80 years ago.” [not a quote or paraphrase but a reasonable comparison, more than reasonable, especially considering the number of suicides, self immolations & other deaths caused by these same Govts who’s Members & their propagandists were spared the same imprisonment & life destroying treatments.
You know, like the Ubermensch & untermensch.

You mocking cacklers are worse than Hillary –
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x50akz5 ]

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 7, 2022 9:53 am

Bold Shane?

Bluey
Bluey
March 7, 2022 9:55 am

There’s a conspiracy theory type thing I check on every now and again. A few days before this Ukraine war kicked off they were claiming the Russians had stopped Azov planting an ebola variant inside their borders. Bumped off the group that was trying it and burned the bodies.

Interesting, but fanciful load of BS I thought.

Now today, the Russian MOD have released documents claiming various labs in Ukraine got a hasty “burn all the evidence” order when they invaded, because the labs were playing with fun stuff like anthrax and ebola. I’m left wondering if that conspiracy thing might have actually had some meat to it.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 7, 2022 9:57 am

A quick scroll through The Daily Mail leads me to believe Vlad the Terrible
has machine gunned twelve school buses and cluster bombed 4 maternity hospitals
in the past 24 hours.
One of the ‘Ave A Go Lads, who was ace on CoD4, has destroyed 15 Russian tanks.

Struth
March 7, 2022 10:00 am

Good Moaning.
Freudian Struth here.

Welfare cheque-taking ‘Resisters’ blaming the rest of the world for the consequences of their own actions, coasting on imaginatively hyped glories of their yesteryears and spending 24 hours a day, 7 days a week abusing and projecting upon the people whose taxes pay for their endless posting of masturbatory loss-of-power fantasies need not apply…

Some people who have their arse handed to them on a plate publicly, get quite emotional and assume things.
Here we see a classic example of this, combined with a lack of integrity, and we have a fine example of what we in the psychiactric department call a “paragraph of emotion” or quite simply “magical thinking” , a characteristic more often seen in the left wing subjects.
Like unionists and …..oh……

Bullshit.
Lies.
butt hurt outburst.

Terms wot cood be used by overs wot have less class than me.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 7, 2022 10:01 am

While Ukraine fights, ABC correspondent Tom Joyner gets a massage Nick Tabakoff

2 hours ago March 7, 2022
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A bloody invasion may be raging in Ukraine, but ABC correspondent Tom Joyner – who until the weekend was reporting on the conflict from the western Ukrainian city of Lviv – took time out on social media to chronicle something a world away from the mayhem surrounding him.

Early last week, around the same time blasts were shaking a number of Ukrainian cities, Joyner put up a lengthy Instagram story to his 1000-odd followers that was all about his adventures in finding a massage in Lviv – in a post that left some of his ABC colleagues bemused.

The post included plenty of detail about the one-hour event, right down to how the masseur came to be recommended by his driver: photos of both the practitioner he says “pummelled” him, and the “cage” out of which he operated; and even “the view out the window” from the massage studio.

Joyner, who was called in to Ukraine by the ABC a fortnight ago as a reinforcement from his regular post as Aunty’s Middle East correspondent, began his lengthy Instagram post by explaining his need for a bit of TLC.

“I wanted to get a massage today because my shoulders were sore and our driver recommended a guy at his local hospital. So we went,” he wrote. “It was not what I was expecting. Turned out it wasn’t a normal massage place. It was a physio who did massages on the side.”

Joyner had nothing but praise for the masseur’s work. “He was a total legend,” Joyner wrote. “I had to lie down in this cage surrounded by all sorts of instruments while he pummelled my back for an hour.”

The ABC correspondent concluded: “I felt 100% better at the end of it. The end,” rounding out his cheery post with a small Ukrainian flag emoji.

Nobody doubts the need for Joyner to take a bit of a time out in Ukraine, in the midst of what has no doubt been a tough assignment to cover. But the general consensus internally at the ABC was that it was tone-deaf for someone in a war zone to post a six-screen Instagram record of his massage adventures in Lviv, just as many were fighting and fleeing Ukraine.

srr
srr
March 7, 2022 10:03 am

Thanks for this –

Indolent says:
March 7, 2022 at 8:35 am

The Real Backdrop Nobody Will Discuss
https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/russia/the-real-backdrop-nobody-will-discuss/#new_tab

Way too much information for the noisy, bullying narrative controllers to want anyone to bother with because any one point they try to construct a strawman out of will only remind readers of every other major detail they are desperate to divert attention away from.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
March 7, 2022 10:06 am

Or a ringpull. If you can find one.

Cans of pineapple have ring pulls. Save one next time you are cooking steak and pineapple.

Gab
Gab
March 7, 2022 10:06 am

Amazing how the covid ”pandemic” has been displaced in just one week by Wussia, Wussia, Wussia. The mainstream media and their political masters have ADD.

Struth
March 7, 2022 10:11 am

And here we go again.
General knowledge mocked by denialists, day in and day out.

Some of us, it’s ancient history regarding who is going into the camps, but the VERY FIRST thing I google recently has it right there.
But there are none so blind……

From February 2022, two blocks comprising of 500 beds in total will be available for use at the Queensland Regional Accommodation Centre.

Of this capacity, the first block of 250 beds will be used for travellers who still need to quarantine, including travellers from overseas who have not been vaccinated with a TGA-approved vaccine. The second block of 250 beds will be used for Queenslanders who are directed into isolation because their accommodation is not suitable, or they may share a household with a vulnerable person.

This will allow us to downscale the number of hotels required for quarantine and isolation in South East Queensland, but we will continue to use accommodation in other parts of the state for isolation and quarantine as needed. It will also allow reduced pressure on the health system by reducing transmission and accommodating those who are COVID-19 Well who may otherwise occupy a hospital bed.

It really isn’t that you don’t want to know, it’s that you don’t want to know.
Now back to Russia, as the WEF who are fighting them want you to do.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2022 10:16 am

The best conspiracy theories are so totally ludicrous they couldn’t possibly be true – until they are. Annie knew this.

Struth
March 7, 2022 10:26 am

The delusion regarding the biggest democrat and curruptocrat money laundering country of corruption that there is so much proof of, from Hunter Biden to the Clintons etc, can be ignored only by people who willingly want to.
What I am noticing is that it is all happening again.
Whatever the MSM want you to look at and talk about, you do.
You are so easily played …it’s quite pathetic.

They sell this crap to the jab more easily it seems.
Why?
Well, the jabbed have their little green ticks, and life seems almost normal to them (for the moment) and the still make statements like “we here in the west” and consider we are free nations against a commo dictator.

That is pure delusion.
There is no west at the moment and those more heavily controlled by the WEF are the mosr anti Russian.
Putin actually went through the WEF program but didn’t come out brainwashed, as he is first and foremost a Russian nationalist, so he knows what he is really up against.
Nato is the WEF controlled.
Australia is WEF controlled.

But denialists won’t want to know that, ….they want a villian.
Even when the worst villians own them and their nations already, …..talk about a side show.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2022 10:26 am

I thought this bit was pretty good by Hitchens the lesser.

I know that the much-admired President Zelensky in February 2021 closed down three opposition TV stations on the grounds of ‘national security’. They went dark that night. I know that the opposition politician Viktor Medvedchuk was put under house arrest last year on a charge of treason. Isn’t this the sort of thing Putin does?

No polonium sandwiches for the opposition chap yet so there is that.

Kneel
Kneel
March 7, 2022 10:27 am

“I disagree….war is sometimes necessary however it should always be the last resort.”

Exactly.

The soap box.
The ballot box.
The jury box.
The ammo box.

All required for freedom and democracy – please use each with care, and in that order.

Razey
Razey
March 7, 2022 10:30 am

They have been trying and succeeding in cancelling the unvax’d, so why should we have any allegiance to the West. Cancelling us for exercising our freedom of choice & human rights means that the the so called ‘Free World’ no longer exists.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 7, 2022 10:31 am

So many Nazis on offer.
-Nazi Regular
-Nazi Reduced
-Nazi Lite
-You won’t believe it’s Nazi

custard
custard
March 7, 2022 10:32 am

Russia claims to have uncovered US funded bio weapons labs in Ukraine. No link.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2022 10:39 am

Russia claims to have uncovered US funded bio weapons labs in Ukraine. No link.

At least they were more careful than the Chinese.

Struth
March 7, 2022 10:43 am

Why so much interest in Ukraine by corruptocrats?

Putin is no good, I get that, but he might just be giving a heap of brainwashed thick c..ts in the west some extra time to work things out.

He’s not fighting the free world.
Really, it’s way past the time for straight talk.
Do you think Canada is free?
Australia, NZ, or that the USA hasn’t been taken in a coup complete with walls and troops around the capital?

What the fuck do you think has been happening for two fucking years?
There is no free west, and the sheep have all been given orders to boo and hiss at the enemy of the people who did this to us, which the incredibly gullible are doing, with gusto.

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