2,073 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 12 March 2022”

  1. I make no judgement about what an 80 year old who has been wrongly imprisoned chooses to do.

    mighty big of you.

    But that is why it is so important that none of us forego an opportunity to defend him.

    Where and how are you defending him?
    You won’t even honour his forgiveness of them.
    Here’s what’s really happening here, old Sancho:
    You and your mates are keeping the allegations alive by constantly reminding everyone.


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  2. Yeah RD.
    That’s the word.
    Earnest.
    Earnest, with an authoritative tone, but painfully shallow.
    It would be interesting if you asked the young thing praying for the Sniffer in Chief to “bring healing to the US” to expand on exactly how this “healing” might manifest itself.
    I’ll bet we would be deep into “umm er, like, ah” territory in ten seconds flat.


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  3. When Soros broke Sterling he was betting the BoE wouldn’t be able to hold it’s peg (a range actually) against the Duetchie in the ERM. He won.

    Karl Otto Pohl, the former head of the Bundesbank won. When Pohl retired he went on the international board of Uncle George’s fund. Uncle G had no goldlike knowledge that the Germans wouldn’t intervene to help save the Pound remain inside the EMS. He cheated with inside information through Pohl’s contacts. Nice trade. The fund did quite a bit with us.


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  4. Oh God , he’s plussing 100 again.

    Drills pluss the beer bellies on legs who for free beers make you believe your a mufti – the mufti of the FNQ. Stop doing it here, dickface.


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  5. Sanch0 & Cassie:

    “Ooooh. But he’s arrogantly and not very nice.””

    That part of the Pell-hate is something that’ll puzzle until I’m in the long pine box.
    Dunno where they’re getting it from.
    George Pell has always struck me as one of the more approachable & charming (not at all aloof) of the Senior Roman Catholic hierarchy.


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  6. Thefrollickingmolesays:

    March 13, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Sancho.

    Bet you they are all avid coomsumers of ABC and abc promoted opinions

    And make a point of telling all amd sundry just how appalling “Sky After Dark” is.
    Here is an excellent ploy.
    Don’t argue.
    Next time someone expresses their disgust at, say, Andrew Bolt, just ask them a question.
    What was the subject matter of his most disgusting article in the last three months, and what were the three most prominent disgusting points he made?

    Oh.
    Right.
    So you don’t actually read him.
    But you just know.


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  7. Oh God , he’s plussing 100 again.

    Big words.
    From someone who doesn’t have what it takes to back their words.
    Unless you place your bet, you’re a nothing.


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  8. You and your mates are keeping the allegations alive by constantly reminding everyone.

    Wot, like the mendacious anklebiting bullshit you constantly throw up about Brittanneee (We’re all still waiting to see your CCTV footage, Grigs), Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG (Again, waiting to see you provide anything to substantiate your slurs about the man) and even Zachary Rolfe (Unanimous acquittal, by the way), amongst others?

    Quibble not about the gypsum speck in another’s eye, before you first extract the warble flies from your own…


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  9. Driller walked from a bet I proposed. He then made up his own bet with his own conditions that only one of his beer belly pals would accept.

    He’s a dsgusting , dishonest fraud and the reason banks will never go near him.


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  10. No, I challenged you.
    You were called on your big mouth.
    You folded.

    Don’t blame me for showing you up as having no bottle.
    You did it all by yourself.

    You folded. Coward. STFU until you’ve grown a pair & ready to place the bet.

    Game Over.


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  11. When Pohl retired he went on the international board of Uncle George’s fund.

    I thought he went into UK agribusiness?

    You know, Pohl-Hereford?

    #OhGod


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  12. Russia Calls For Mandatory International Treaty To Ban Bioweapons
    March 10, 2022
    Over the years, Russia has expressed alarm over US military-funded biowarfare labs in several of its neighboring countries. But since all of these cautions fell upon deaf ears, Russia is calling for a mandatory international treaty to ban bioweapons.

    In contrast to the US view on the matter, Moscow stated on Wednesday that an international convention against bioweapons should be reinforced with an adherence checking system. The request follows in the aftermath of reports that evidence of lethal pathogens was discovered at Pentagon-backed laboratories in Ukraine.

    This week, the Russian military stated that Ukrainian authorities had instructed the disposal of severely infectious specimens held in US-backed biological labs around the nation.

    According to the Russian foreign ministry, the documents show that both Ukraine and the United States violated the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), which both countries signed and ratified. According to the report, the order to eliminate the samples was a move to conceal treaty infractions.

    “We stand for the resumption of the work on a legally binding Protocol to the Convention for an effective verification mechanism, which the US has been stonewalling since 2001,” the ministry said.

    The BWC prohibits the creation, storage, and employment of biological and toxin weapons, which went into effect in 1975. The treaty appears to lack an international watchdog institution to ensure adherence, unlike its chemical weapons cousin, the Convention for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

    In the 1990s, an effort was made to form such an organization. The VEREX ad hoc team devoted a decade developing suggestions for surveillance, inspections, information sharing, and other methods to boost confidence.

    Due to concerns from the George W. Bush administration, which dismissed a 210-page draught protocol in 2001, the project eventually flopped. If it had been adopted, Washington contended, it would not have benefited the BWC and would have harmed US national security and commercial interests.

    Then-Undersecretary of State John Bolton stated at the time that Washington was concentrating its anti-germ warfare efforts on Iraq. Bolton claimed that the presence of Saddam’s bioweapons program was “beyond dispute.” Two years later, the US invaded Iraq under the guise of destroying Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, a claim that was eventually debunked.

    For years, Russia has expressed alarm over US military-funded labs in several of its neighboring countries, most notably Georgia. Moscow worries that the United States is doing military research there that could endanger Russia. According to the foreign ministry statement, actions conducted on foreign soil, like domestic programs, should be subject to reporting under the BWC.

    The proposed measures “would allow subjecting military-biological activities of the US and its allies … to international control and ensure full verifiable compliance with the BWC by member states,” Moscow said.

    Following Russia’s assertions regarding Ukrainian laboratories, China demanded that the Pentagon publicly comment on bio research undertaken with its funds in other countries. The US military, according to Beijing, controls “336 biological laboratories in 30 countries around the world.”

    The US claims that the facilities are used to monitor possible new virus dangers around the world and denies that anything illicit is being done there.

    On Tuesday, US Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland acknowledged that Russia indeed planned to attack Bioweapons labs in Ukraine and that Washington was working with Kiev on dangerous pathogens in those labs authorized by former US President Barack Obama himself.

    https://greatgameindia.com/russia-treaty-ban-bioweapons/


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  13. LOL

    All the cringey left wing NPC women cheering this shit on.

    No, I am not paying to fuck my own wife and have her carry my child to term.

    If that means I never get married, so be it.


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  14. The source of the Pell hatred is easy to trace.
    It’s the same thing that drove his prosecution.
    He is a genuine conservative and ruffled feathers inside and outside the church.
    He wouldn’t allow the likes of Andrews to harvest old-school DLP voters by wearing the superficial cloak of Catholicism, whilst promoting abortion and euthanasia
    And for those claiming to genuinely want to be part of the church (not just for political expediency) he was equally uncompromising.
    You can’t be a weekday sinner and a Sunday Catholic. His purge of Ridsdale types from the seminaries in the early 1990’s was evidence of that. And it created powerful enemies.


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  15. It’s called Pohl dancing, actually.

    US$1 billion actually. I lost money for the bank that day because I was positioned with a carry trade not expecting them to break.

    It’s funny how he got all the acclaim for this trade when this Austrian fuck who actually ran his own money did actually break the bank but also through inside information. He actually caused the central bank of Greece to devalue inside the ems.
    He built a 3.4 billion DM/ Drachma position with us over a Friday and the currency devalued inside the snake by 10%. He made DM340 million just with us alone. He had a fund manager working for him managing his money married to a prominent Greek sheila and the info came from there.

    Soros didn’t really break the Bank of England. He broke the tolerance of the Bundesbank to hold the Pound as the strongest EMS was legally supposed to hold the weakest within the band.


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  16. No, I challenged you.

    The evidence is in the back pages you fraud. I challenged your blowharding -that you were audited four times in a year. You have also been asked to prove it and you haven’t. You’re a blowhard fraud,

    You were called on your big mouth.
    You folded.

    You fraud.

    Don’t blame me for showing you up as having no bottle.
    You did it all by yourself.

    Lol, go clean the dust off the bar, you loser.

    You folded. Coward. STFU until you’ve grown a pair & ready to place the bet.

    Game Over.

    It’s always game over with you, dickface. You lying fraud.


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  17. fastjack @fastjack
    · 1h
    Replying to @Serremmy
    Nathan Wolfe, the CEO of Metabiota, Member of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. has connections to the NIH, Biolabs in Ukraine and Hunter Biden. Is this why the Biden gang is trying to hide the Biolabs in Ukraine?

    EXCLUSIVE: CEO of Metabiota, Nathan Wolfe, Connected to Hunter Biden, the NIH, the CDC and the World Economic Forum

    Nathan Wolfe, the CEO of Metabiota, has connections to the NIH, Biolabs in Ukraine and Hunter Biden. Is this why the Biden gang is trying to hide the Biolabs in Ukraine? This past week all over the news was the fact that the US had Biolabs in Ukrain…

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/03/exclusive-ceo-metabiota-nathan-wolfe-connected-hunter-biden-nih-cdc-world-economic-forum/
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com


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  18. I’m not in the believing business, but if I had to choose between believing the USA or Russia over the biolabs affair, I’d go for Russia.

    That’s what Trump did. He exposed such massive corruption in American politics that Russia looks good by comparison. Which is quite an accomplishment.


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  19. Nathan Wolfe, the CEO of Metabiota, has connections to the NIH, Biolabs in Ukraine and Hunter Biden.

    Faulty 2.0, you are boring.

    Where are more references and exposés (phrasing) of that impossibly gorgeous blonde ex-Mossad (allegedly) chick you were Nuffing about last weekend?

    You know, the one you said that Georgie Sore-arse had sent to the NHS to steal all their bodily fluids patient data and stuff?

    If you’re going to give me fantastical plots of world domination, give me hot and dangerously capable lady villains too, so as to distract my brain from your myriad plot holes and ludicrous continuity errors…


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  20. …but if I had to choose between believing the USA or Russia over the biolabs affair, I’d go for Russia.

    That’s not hard to believe, but to swallow that it was experimenting to make bioweapons as some are suggesting is total bullshit. It’s simply not credible.

    But have a look at USSR’s bullshit.

    EXCLUSIVE: CEO of Metabiota, Nathan Wolfe, Connected to Hunter Biden, the NIH, the CDC and the World Economic Forum

    Don’t you want to see evidence about this connection and if it existed what it was all about?


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  21. The evidence is in the back pages you fraud. I challenged your blowharding -that you were audited four times in a year. You have also been asked to prove it and you haven’t. You’re a blowhard fraud,

    For someone who is always challenging various Cats to a bet, you seem to know very little of how bets operate.

    You don’t get to see the cards until you’ve put some chips into the middle of the table.

    Dickhead.


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  22. Like Obama & Biden in that video Trump got locked out of Twitter for posting, others went a bit panicky (to put it mildly), when they realised Trump was going to be POTUS, and like Obama & Biden they settled down after a few meeting with the big dogs who got on with their Plan B of only letting Trump have one, mostly hamstrung, term.

    However, while they shifted to their Plan B, Team Trump continued with their A Game.

    blackbird17SR71 @blackbird17SR71
    · 7h
    Barack Obama, while serving as a U.S. senator from Illinois, was prominent in negotiations for a deal to build a level-3 bio-safety lab in Odessa, Ukraine which would handle “especially dangerous pathogens.” He hates America.

    https://gettr.com/post/pzrclu2d81


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  23. Your boy got Acquitted, why not leave it at that, rather than slandering a dead man?

    Well the dead (lawfully killed) man’s alleged family, who did absolutely zero to curb his behaviour with traditional law – and who now want traditional law to apply to the bloke that (lawfully) killed him – are slandering the (alive bloke), so I don’t see the downside of slandering a waste of space, time, effort, taxpayer cash and oxygen.


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  24. This thread, by a Blue Tick, is worth a read;

    This is an incredible analysis of how Putin’s invasion of the world will re-order the global world, largely for the better. By a leading Chinese policy thinker, in Shanghai, originally written in Chinese. Brief thread, but read the whole thing….



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  25. Here’s the original article by the “leading Chinese policy thinker”

    A bit over 5 minutes reading. Well worth a squiz.


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  26. Well worth a read, due to the source, as it is possibly a harbinger of China dumping on Putin & joining the west.
    He puts a pretty tight time-frame on it too.


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  27. How One Ukrainian Billionaire Funded Hunter Biden, President Volodymyr Zelensky, And Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion
    March 13, 2022
    Is this why Hunter Biden’s laptop talks about “Children Burned Alive” in Ukraine?

    Kolomoysky Owns Burisma Holdings
    The real person who was the benefactor to, and the boss of, Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, at the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings, was not the CEO of Burisma Holdings, Mykola Zlochevsky, but it was instead Ihor Kolomoysky, who was part of the newly installed Ukrainian Government, which the Obama Administration itself had actually just installed in Ukraine, in what the head of the “private CIA” firm Stratfor correctly called “the most blatant coup in history.”

    Shortly after the Obama Administration’s Ukrainian coup, on March 2, 2014, Kolomoysky, who supported Yanukovych’s overthrow, was appointed the governor of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Hunter Biden, with no experience in the industry or region, would join Kolomoysky’s Burisma Holdings two months later on May 12, 2014.

    A 2012 study of Burisma Holdings done in Ukraine by the AntiCorruption Action Centre (ANTAC), an investigative nonprofit co-funded by American billionaire George Soros and the U.S. State Department, found that the true owner of Burisma Holdings was none other than Ukrainian billionaire-oligarch Ihor Kolomoysky.

    The study, which was funded to dig up corruption on the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, instead found that Ihor Kolomoysky “managed to seize the largest reserves of natural gas in Ukraine”.

    Burisma Holdings changed owners in 2011 when it was taken over by an off-shore Cyprus enterprise called Brociti Investments Ltd, and subsequently, moved addresses under the same roof as Ukrnaftoburinnya and Esko-Pivnich, two Ukrainian gas companies which happened to be also owned by Kolomoysky through off-shore entities in the British Virgin Islands.

    Oleh Kanivets, who worked as CEO of Ukrnaftoburinnya, confirmed Kolomoysky as the owner of Burisma Holding in the 2012 report saying, “The Privat Group is the immediate owner. This company was founded by Mykola Zlochevsky some time ago, but he later sold his shares to the Privat Group.”

    In other words, Hunter Biden’s boss and benefactor at Burisma Holdings is the same Ukrainian billionaire-oligarch who also claimed the position of boss and benefactor over Volodymyr Zelensky before he became Ukraine’s president.

    Kolomoysky Owns 1+1 Media Group
    Kolmoysky, who currently holds a net worth of $1.8 billion making him the 1750th richest person in the world, owns holdings in metal, petroleum, and the media sector, where he has had a long history with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    For years, Zelensky’s company produced shows for Kolmoysky’s TV network, 1+1 Media Group, one of the largest media conglomerates in Ukraine. Zelensky achieved national fame portraying a president on a hit television sitcom called, Servant of the People, which was broadcasted on a channel owned by Kolmoysky.

    In 2019, Kolmoysky’s media channels gave a big boost to Zelensky’s presidential campaign, while Kolmoysky even provided security, lawyers, and vehicles for Zelensky during his campaign. Kolmoysky’s bodyguard and lawyer accompanied Zelensky on the campaign trail as Zelensky was chauffeured around in a Range Rover owned by one of Kolmoysky’s companies.

    The Pandora Papers showed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his TV production partners were beneficiaries of a web of offshore firms created in 2012, the same year Zelensky’s production company entered into a deal with Kolomoysky’s media group, which allegedly received $41 million in funds from Kolomoysky’s Privatbank.

    Zelensky’s political rival, President Petro Poroshenko commented on their connection during the campaign trail, “Fate intended to put me together with Kolomoyskiy’s puppet in the second round of the elections.”

    After Zelensky’s victory, Kolomoysky, who had spent the last few years living between Israel and Switzerland, returned to Ukraine to keep up his relationship with the new president, nominating over 30-lawmakers to Zelensky’s newly established party and maintaining influence with many of them in parliament.

    [LOTS More, inc. many links & videos]
    https://greatgameindia.com/hunter-biden-zelensky-neo-nazi/


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  28. Witness Andrews burning $1.5 billion cancelling East-West link to shore up one or two inner city seats.
    From the Greens.

    Maximum Leader’s cancellation of the East West Link was actually more because the East West Link contract didn’t give the CFMEU their customary massive rakeoff at state taxpayers’ expense.
    But I don’t dispute your general point about Labor sucking Green dicks.


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  29. Looks like a New York Times cameraman has been killed on the front line in Ukraine.


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  30. I am told certain people believe that everyone who took the vaxxx, be it by choice or under mandated duress, are the Walking Dead.

    Now, I much prefer my flesh to be pre-cooked before I ravenously consume it. But the concept of a Zombie Jamboree is rather attractive, I tells ya…

    #PurebloodsCan’tDance


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  31. Chelsea wins the hypocrisy cup 1-0 over Newcastle (unlike the head loppings 81-0).
    If the Saudis waited 12 months, they could have bought Chelsea instead of Newcastle.

    There is a push for Chelsea to be demoted along the same lines of club in administration which is demotion.
    Not just kicked out of Premier league, but down two more.
    And even if they win the Champions League this year, they will not be able to compete next year.


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  32. feelthebern says:
    March 14, 2022 at 5:22 am

    Someone said it before, when we start punishing individuals, far removed from politics just because of their nationality, society is fu…ed. It can happen to you too.


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  33. New rules from US Department of Homeland Security:
    If you question the 2020 election or St. Fauci’s wandering narratives you might be a home-grown terrorist.
    That first one applies to half the US population.
    Link


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  34. I wonder what PM Albo was part of when voters put him level wth Scomo, Hawke or Howard ?
    NOticed on 60 minutes interview he was as pure as the driven snow . The only comment Karl made was that Party is keeping him under wraps.away from trouble .


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  35. I almost forgot.
    I scrolled most of yesterday when I got home in the evening.
    I missed the post re a lightning ball & saw it referred to a lot.
    Can someone please explain?


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  36. I missed the post re a lightning ball & saw it referred to a lot.
    Can someone please explain?

    ussr claimed to have been ‘saved’ when a lightning ball ‘knocked her assailant into a fence’ but left her untouched.
    Like an Act of God.
    I know, right?
    Why would God bother?


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  37. feelthebern says:
    March 14, 2022 at 6:45 am

    I almost forgot.
    I scrolled most of yesterday when I got home in the evening.
    I missed the post re a lightning ball & saw it referred to a lot.
    Can someone please explain?

    ssr mentioned that she was somehow electrically charged and blah, blah,blah, then she was hit by a lightning ball and was uninjured while others suffered.

    Late night imbibing I reckon, she really should be more careful, some of her offering has a bit of merit but her overall performance suffers by the rubbish she posts.


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  38. No wonder the usual suspects are keeping Albo in his coffin away from illumination.

    Labor maintains its lead in latest Newspoll (Sky News, 14 Mar)

    In the latest Newspoll conducted for The Australian, on a two-party preferred basis the ALP leads the Coalition by 55 per cent to 45.

    Hold onto your hats Cats, we’re going to get everything that Biden’s clique are doing.


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  39. Looks like you visited Corsica just in time Rosie.

    ‘This is France!’ Molotov cocktails set government buildings on fire – riot police injured (13 Mar)

    Chaos broke out in France today as hundreds of protesters clashed with police in Bastia, a city on the island of Corsica. The nationalist protesters took to the streets this afternoon as local anger intensified following similar violence on Wednesday this week. Protesters demanded a response after nationalist figure and Corsican separatist Yvan Colonna was attacked in prison eleven days ago.

    The attack left Mr Colonna in a coma, sparking anger among locals who view him as a hero in a fight for independence.

    Prior to the violence, around 10,000 people attended a peaceful march in support of Mr Colonna in Bastia.

    Protesters held up banners calling the attack a French state-sanctioned assassination.

    The scene quickly turned violent as activists tweeted scenes of the chaos, adding: “This is not #Ukraine, this is #France. The situation is out of control #Bastia.”

    Another French activist Thibault Penet added that “state buildings were being targeted by Molotov cocktails”.

    Sounds pretty messy.


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  40. “But I don’t think these idiots are well meaning.
    They simply regurgitate these mantras repetitively … “Pell guilty (and throw Abbott in as well)” … “More renewballs” … “QWERTY respect” … “Trump’s America” … “Yartz funding” … “Close the gap”.
    It’s fucking gibberish on high rotation, and they don’t take too kindly to anyone who scratches the surface and demands a bit of evidence to support the bullshit they spout.
    No-one wants to be turfed out of the Doctor’s Wives Bridge Club.”

    SP, correct, these people are not “well meaning” and they need to be smacked down whenever they start regurgitating this nonsense, something I am always happy to do because I am sick and tired of them and their drivel. These cretins happily buy into and propagate lies about Pell, Abbott, Trump, Rolfe, Sky after Dark, Bolt, Panahi, Alan Jones etc. in fact anyone and anything The Guardian, their ABC, The Project and Nine Newspapers tells them are distasteful and unworthy. Only last week, at a lunch, one of our new young employees, a young man who grew up in a lot of privilege here on Sydney’s north shore, went to private schools and who I noticed gets his information from The Guardian website, eagerly began conversing with me and others at the end of the table…and here is the conversation that ensued…

    He started describing how he likes to body surf yet how it can be annoying when people swim into you and then suddenly he brought up the name “Tony Abbott”.

    I immediately smelt a rat and I knew where this was going and what he was doing, he was going to deliberately denigrate Tony Abbott in conversation to suit his ideological perspective and because…you know…..that’s what progressives do. Well he was about to get a fright.

    I cleared my throat and said “what about Tony Abbott and what has Tony Abbott got to do with the conversation?”

    He said “it shows what type of character he”….so I then decided to finish the conversation.

    I responded “no, no, no, no, stop there. I know Abbott personally and I know people who swim, surf and ride with him everyday and I’ve never heard any of them say a bad word about him and I’ve never heard any of them say “he deliberately swims into people” so I think you need to be more mindful of the fact that there are people out there, myself included, who both like and respect Tony Abbott.

    “By the way, when was the last time you volunteered for Surf Lifesaving NSW?”

    The conversation ended. He was suitably chastised, I could see it in his face. I gave him a fright but worse, he encountered someone with a different opinion to him and someone who would not allow him to spruik lies about someone.

    He will not do that again….at least around me.


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  41. Wow, BoN Bastia has a population of 40,000 and only managed a muster of 40 for a covid protest when I was there a few weeks ago.
    I saw a bit of independence graffiti, Corsica had a red hot go to gain independence in the early 18th century but have never actually managed it.


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  42. Re Andrews cancelling of the east west link. He did it for the unions, the CFMEU had been excluded from the build and they wanted it gone and another project that would use them in its place.
    Voila, the tunnel under the Yarra, a massively expensive project that duplicates the West Gate Bridge. So now thousands of union members are getting megabucks to build a tunnel that really wasn’t needed, but their happy and Andrews is happy. Why do you think that when the CFMEU membership wanted no vaxxes their leadership sided with the gov?


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  43. Something else missed in the general hurly burly:

    flyingduk says:
    March 13, 2022 at 9:54 pm
    And the stench is nauseating around an upcoming trial in the ACT.
    Toooo soooooon

    From memory, March 21 is his hearing. All the very best DocDuk. Go get ‘em.


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  44. Not just kicked out of Premier league, but down two more.
    And even if they win the Champions League this year, they will not be able to compete next year.

    ???

    What the hell?


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  45. Cassie at 7:11.
    Surfer boy was simply looking for ‘upticks’, and thought his “but Tony Abbott” line was one of the not-so-secret passwords to virtue signal his progressive cred.
    Sadly, it will work 93.1% of the time.
    When they drop these glib phrases they don’t expect a reasoned debate.
    They are just flashing their membership card.


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  46. Dot, same thing happened to Juventus, Rangers & one of the teams from Florence over the past 10 years or so.
    Standard practice.
    Getting the Champions league or Europa League means big bucks from TV dollars so considering Chelsea are currently 3rd on the table & the top 5 play in Europe, it’s given a few teams an incentive over the last 10 games.


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  47. Blair’s Law
    Coined by Australian journalist, Tim Blair as “the ongoing process by which the world’s multiple idiocies are becoming one giant, useless force.”

    I can post the “Sh*t Vortex” but it’s quite long.


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  48. Not just kicked out of Premier league, but down two more.
    And even if they win the Champions League this year, they will not be able to compete next year.
    ??? What the hell?

    The name of the game, FA style, is too squeeze Chelsea out by not allowing an even playing field with the other PL clubs … lose enuf money/points & relegation means the chance(s) of recovery are remote … as to “TOON” and quips about Saudi ownership .. these are just sour-grapes from the jealous .. several PL clubs have dubious ownership but Newcastle were singled out for publicity cos Saudis weren’t flavour of the month with the media at the time! …

    I is, unrepentant & proud, Toon .. born and bred .. howaaay the lads … LOL!

    The Premier League disqualified owner Roman Abramovich on Saturday after the United Kingdom government sanctioned him in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It left the club facing a string of stringent regulations to adhere to, including the closure of the club shop, inability to sell merchandise or offer new contracts to players.
    Abramovich can still sell the club if the government grant him a licence to do so, which would be on the proviso he does not personally profit from any sale.


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  49. … you need to be more mindful of the fact that there are people out there, myself included, who both like and respect Tony Abbott.
    Quite right, Cassie.
    And there were a lot of people venting against Abbott at Old Cat, much to my disappointment.


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  50. Anchor, I vented against Abbott and will continue to do so. He was the greatest political disappointment of my life. He crapped on his base (18c), promoted his enemies and although he was in an amazingly strong position after the election, blew it all. Now he wanders the world on a massive pension, writing great articles but we all now know that it’s all huff and bluster. A great opposition leader and a great talker an absolute disaster as a PM. I guess you prefer hero worship rather than the real world.


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  51. Calli, no link I just copied and pasted a bit of it. All I have to do is provide all my personal details, D/L and Passport and then I’m in. World domination here I come.


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  52. Sancho Panzersays:
    March 13, 2022 at 10:08 pm
    Spot on BJ.
    There is a real schism between the Tradie Liberals and the Tesla Liberals.
    The Tesla Liberals have the upper hand in the organisationsal wing, particularly in NSW, but they are leaking aspirational Liberal voters all over the place.
    Many will go UAP, but that is not for me.
    I am still leaning LDP.

    I also forgot to mention that other very important group, small business. A well targeted campaign could swing many seats away from the Liars, leaving them to fight the Slime for the inner city, upper middle class, taxpayer salaried products of our deplorable “universities”.


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  53. “and although he was in an amazingly strong position after the election”

    No, Abbott faced a hostile senate, something that Clive da Messiah and his PUP party contributed to.


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  54. Cassie, don’t be like that, I certainly don’t worship anyone, and I have doubts that God wants to be worshipped. I do however think Clive is using and has used his resources to fight what our idiot politicians have imposed on us for the past two years. He has put his money up. The UAP is the best placed and funded to get results this election. I love the LDP and think they’ve done a pretty good job so far, I was a member prior to joining the UAP. It’s just that the LDP is very low profile and hasn’t the resources or people to really do things on a large scale. The LDP will be second on my preferences if they run a candidate in my seat.


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  55. So he had a hostile senate, doesn’t mean that he had to bend over and take it. He should’ve gone on the attack but he didn’t. He bent over.


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  56. It wasn’t just the Senate. The media was rancid, lying and exaggerating and trying to paint him as a religious fanatic.

    The likes of Credlin didn’t help either, and other creatures within the Libs, all now coming out of the woodwork. We see them. Abbott probably knew too, but looked to working with them as they had finally attained power to satisfy their lust (I’m looking at you Termite).

    Big mistake. Some people just can’t be worked with or trusted.


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  57. bern,

    I missed the post re a lightning ball & saw it referred to a lot.

    It would have been referred to a lot more, had I not been busy.

    Clamins were made by rsrsrsrrs that ball lightning was driving around the stratosphere, minding its own business when it noticed her about to be killed in the street by an ‘assailant’.

    The ball lightning, being selfless, decided to Take Action. It sped from the heavens and, to use Angry Nanna’s words, ‘saved my life‘ when it ‘slammed my assailant into a wall‘.

    Then the ball lightning thought it best to demonstrate that it wasn’t an indiscriminate woodchipping machine, because it was subsequently ‘good and tame‘ with sssrsrrs. Presumably this consisted of resting on her palms of her hands while she extended them skyward, or sitting on her shoulder for a bit, or finding her car keys.

    Best story ever.


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  58. Ed Casesays:
    March 13, 2022 at 11:16 pm
    Your boy got Acquitted, why not leave it at that, rather than slandering a dead man?

    I seem to recall Dick Ed slandering the dead on occasion? Pot/kettle?


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  59. From memory, March 21 is his hearing. All the very best DocDuk. Go get ‘em.

    Correct, but if my limited experience with civil matters is any guide, the first few court appearances will do nothing more than set the date for the next appearance.

    Fortunately, now that I have had time to download and transcript all my video evidence, it seems the principle police complainant is not a reliable witness: on the one hand he states on paper that he saw me ‘strike and injure a vulnerable road user’, but on the other hand, my GOPRO recorded him as walking up to my window and stating ‘you nearly struck that man, we were right there, we saw it, you nearly ran that man over..’

    So, I would think your ‘reasonable doubt’ exists right there – that is, if I hadnt lost faith in all the institutions, including the courts.


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  60. “Cassie, don’t be like that, I certainly don’t worship anyone, and I have doubts that God wants to be worshipped. I do however think Clive is using and has used his resources to fight what our idiot politicians have imposed on us for the past two years. He has put his money up. “

    Yes you do. It is pretty clear that Clive can do no wrong in your eyes. I don’t care whether you support Clive in the upcoming election (I’ll preference UAP second here in Wentworth) but you should at least admit that Clive behaved badly, very badly, when he went to Canberra from 2013 to 2016..

    By the way, I’m all for legitimate criticism of Abbott’s tenure as PM…and most people here, including myself, were extremely disappointed with him but…

    1. He was hampered by traitors in his own party…constantly leaking against him and maligning him, which led to the 2015 assassination.

    2. He was hampered by a hostile senate with your current fave running around being fellated by their ABC and the left all because he was daily smearing, sneering and ridiculing Abbott…I remember how Clive was guest of honour at their ABC’s table at the mid-winter ball.

    3. He was hampered by close advisers such as Credlin.

    And re. Section 18C, happy to be proven wrong I’m pretty sure I recall that Clive Palmer and his PUP senators refusing to support any abrogation of it.


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  61. Did Abbott shut off electricity to Greens voters?

    I don’t remember him doing that.

    Did he force 1000 vaccines on all the people who supported No Jab No Pay and let everybody else have medical freedom?

    I don’t remember him doing that either.

    Did he make copies of the house keys of refugee advocates and hand these copies to illegal immigrants?

    Don’t think so.

    Did he set the minimum wage for everybody who supported raising it to a billion dollars an hour so that none of them were able to find any work?

    Pretty sure he did nothing of the sort.

    When a politician finally does these things then, and only then, can we label them a worthy Right wing leader. What’s astonishing is that if they did these things then they would be guaranteed of winning 95 per cent of the vote in every election.


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  62. Abramovich can still sell the club if the government grant him a licence to do so, which would be on the proviso he does not personally profit from any sale.

    western government continue to trample on due process and prove they are not much better than putin or the cccp.


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  63. “China shuts global tech hub of 17.5 million people after 60 COVID-19 cases”

    they made this bioweapon, they obviously know that it is design to main the population


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  64. the first few court appearances will do nothing more than set the date for the next appearance.

    Correct, particularly if you want to take issue with what appears to be a tissue of lies.

    he states on paper that he saw me ‘strike and injure a vulnerable road user’, but on the other hand, my GOPRO recorded him as walking up to my window and stating ‘you nearly struck that man, we were right there, we saw it, you nearly ran that man over..’

    Fuckin’ what?

    I know Canberrans are generally timid little orderly people that accept the word of anyone allegedly in authority without question, but geez. I suppose the ACT jacks aren’t used to being challenged in any way, shape or form because that’s just lazy shit. Dennis Denuto would carve that up in court.


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  65. Cassie “Yes you do.” (worship Clive).

    Just because I appreciate someone doing what I feel is the right thing doesn’t mean I worship them.

    Clive has his faults, we all do. He did the wrong thing back when Abbott was PM, but then again so did many others. That doesn’t mean that people can’t change or see the error of their ways. At least Clive is here and trying to do the right thing, whereas Abbott is living high on our taxes, touring the world and telling us what we should do. We as a country would be better off if he stood up against the madness of the past two years, if he called out Trudeau, Morrison and the Premiers, Biden and Ardern. But not a peep.


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  66. And there were a lot of people venting against Abbott at Old Cat, much to my disappointment.

    A complete disappointment was PM Abbott. So much goodwill squandered. Yes, a very decent good man but as a PM he failed miserably.


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  67. BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden Firm Rosemont Seneca Invested in Firm Tied to Ukrainian Biolabs

    the filth corruptocrats have their dirty fingers in all rotten pies


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  68. China and WA share an isolationist Zero Covid policy. The fashionable Omicron strain is making Canutes out of both governments.

    WA records 3601 new COVID cases and one death amid warning cases will rise sharply this week

    and

    China fights severest COVID-19 outbreaks with swift responses

    As China faces its severest domestic COVID-19 outbreaks in two years with a record 1,807 new cases reported on Sunday, the country has launched a swift response to contain the virus spread, including allowing rapid antigen tests for public use and sacking senior officials for their slack response to the ongoing health crisis.

    As the political and economic costs of the failing “dynamic zero-COVID policy” mount, CCP bums are twitching like bunnies noses.

    WA?
    Not so much twitching.
    Probably insufficient sackings.


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  69. “whereas Abbott is living high on our taxes, touring the world and telling us what we should do. “

    You’re displaying an unhealthy animus. I’m not aware of Abbott “telling us what we should do”. He offers advice on some issues, no different to Howard, Keating or any other former PM. You can agree or disagree with him. As for “living high on our taxes”, he’s not a wealthy man like Rudd or Turdbull are. I don’t believe that, like Keating, he’s making money from being on the board of a Chinese bank.

    I’d rather here from Abbott than Rudd or Turdbull…and he’s certainly not dripping with malice like those two former PMs.


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  70. I know Canberrans are generally timid little orderly people that accept the word of anyone allegedly in authority without question, but geez. I suppose the ACT jacks aren’t used to being challenged in any way, shape or form because that’s just lazy shit. Dennis Denuto would carve that up in court.

    I dont expect it to go that far, more likely dropped once the police know what my defence will be. The ‘nearly hit that man’ allegation was the first thing PoPo said, but after about 1/2 and hour of walking around and making phone calls, it turned into ‘arrested for dangerous driving, striking and injuring a vulnerable road user’. I presume someone higher up the command chain told them to ‘make and example’ of me given it was the week before the big Canberra protest.

    As Aussie Cossack says – ALWAYS FILM THE POLICE!!


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  71. sfwsays:
    March 14, 2022 at 8:13 am
    So he had a hostile senate, doesn’t mean that he had to bend over and take it. He should’ve gone on the attack but he didn’t. He bent over.

    Because our “highly professional” AEC “lost” around 1000 WA Senate votes (contemplate, for a moment, what weight of paper that might be), the WA Senate vote had to be run again. The MSM did their best to beat up everything Abbott was doing in the interim, to swing the vote. Imagine the screeching had he actually moved decisively on anything?


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  72. The Public Trustee used Siham’s dying mother’s money to help build a police case against her – it failed

    A woman acquitted of stealing from her dying mother has discovered a government agency took $10,000 in “legal fees” from her mum’s account to help build the police case against her.

    It took 10 minutes for the jury to find her not guilty.

    Last week, Ms Benz was sent a tax invoice showing her mother had been charged almost $10,000 for paperwork, phone calls, emails with police and lawyers in the year leading up to her arrest.

    Another $2,000 was charged for other administrative work.

    The WA Public Trustee was unable to comment, for confidentiality reasons.
    Trust me.


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  73. There’s a suspicious timeline which has been seeded into the minds in WA, inception-style.
    Three different people, from different walks of life so to speak, have told me that we’re on a 90-day covid control timeline, and it’ll all be over by end of April. One of them works as a contract-trace co-ordinator, and while he’s ostensibly a nice bloke, he’s also a Star Wars tragic who is ploughing his kids’ into a life of Disney Zero and I seriously hope his job disappears when the wicked wicked virus is finally legislated out of the headlines. Although, we all know it won’t. Like scarring on the lungs of a tuberculosis case, the growth in admin will be on our backs forever.


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  74. One of my favourite actors, William Hurt, has died.

    Vale. He had an interesting style that somehow worked. Altered States was fascinating and Gorky Park really excellent.


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  75. The Premier League disqualified owner Roman Abramovich on Saturday after the United Kingdom government sanctioned him in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It left the club facing a string of stringent regulations to adhere to, including the closure of the club shop, inability to sell merchandise or offer new contracts to players.
    Abramovich can still sell the club if the government grant him a licence to do so, which would be on the proviso he does not personally profit from any sale.

    This is truly shocking what’s been done. It’s also shocking impounding yachts and freezing assets.


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  76. John Cleese has his microphone taken away at the US South by Southwest festival for saying that Britain should get ‘reparations from Italy and France’ for Romans and Normans enslaving Britons.

    Comedy legend John Cleese had his microphone confiscated at the South by Southwest festival during a comedic discussion in which he suggested Italy and France owed historic reparations for enslaving Brits.

    The Monty Python icon, 82, was riffing with other comics in front of the crowd in Texas when he talked about the ‘competition’ between cultures over who has been more oppressed by colonisations throughout history.

    Pointing to world history being ‘a history of crime’, he added: ‘It’s a history of people who were stronger beating up people who were weaker and it’s always been that. It’s deeply, deeply distasteful.

    ‘But to pretend that one lot were worse than another – you do know the British have been slaves twice, right?

    Cleese explained: ‘[People] get competitive about this business of being oppressed. We were oppressed, the English, by the Romans from about 0 to 400.’

    Despite the event being labelled a ‘comedy panel’, his remarks sparked horrified reactions and an awkward environment for those in attendance.

    Cleese rebutted claims that the British Empire was the first to colonise communities from other states throughout his 90-minute performance entitled ‘John Cleese in Conversation.’

    The British comic insisted England was owed ‘reparations’ from both Italy and France, referring to the historic invasions of the Romans, and 1000 years later by the Normans under William the Conqueror.

    ‘I want reparations from Italy’, he told the stunned crowd. ‘And then the Normans came over in 1066… they were horrible people from France and they colonised us for 30 years and we need reparations there too, I’m afraid.


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  77. Well I’ve got the coof.
    Feel a bit flushed with slight headache, no sore throat or runny nose. Eating fine and taste buds intact. Panadol working a treat on the temperature and generally it feels like a very low level cold.
    The RAT test showed the two bars in about two minutes, so it’s a definite.
    Got it off the guy laying carpet. The business rang up a day after the job and said he was positive. I helped him lump the old carpet out and bring in the new rolls. The company should have sent two men instead of one.


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  78. Figures, I have no idea of what you’re trying to say. It’s some sort of cryptic word salad I guess.

    I thought it was pretty obvious. If you are going to be a right wing leader today the number one thing you need to deal with is virtue signalling. And the best way to deal with virtue signallers is to give them *exactly* what they say they want.

    DeSantis and Trump are taking the rhetorical fight up to them which helps in terms of shifting the Overton window but it’s not enough. People don’t realise that DeSantis could still lose his next election. And then what? Florida instantly becomes a complete totalitarian shithole just like New York and California.

    We used to have a legal system that stopped the worst excesses of left wing parties but the legal system is now completely infected with left wing dogma so now it’s entirely up to politicians to save civilisation. There’s no one else. The public can’t do it through civil disobedience or protest or legal action because, as I say, the legal system has been weaponised against them and it’s even hard for people to show solidarity with other right wingers because social media has been weaponised against the ability of right wingers to keep their jobs.

    However, we can win. And win easily. Oh so easily.

    ScoMo sends a locksmith to the house of some prominent refugee advocate (eg Julian Burnside). The locksmith makes 20 copies of these house keys. He hands one key each to the most dangerous illegal immigrants being locked up in Naura and tells them they all now have a place to stay in Australia permanently.

    The next day, every other refugee advocate quits their advocacy and gets a real job because they never actually wanted to share their *own* wealth and housing with other people.

    ScoMo then announces that anybody who supports climate change policies will have their electricity shut off. A month later, Newspoll suddenly finds that zero people in Australia support climate change policies.

    And so on and so forth.

    Within a month, there would be zero virtue signalling by anybody in Australia and without said virtue signalling, nobody would ever be interested in voting for lunatic left wing policies.


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  79. This is truly shocking what’s been done. It’s also shocking impounding yachts and freezing assets.

    True, but I’ve got more sympathy for the young Russians stuck in Bali and Thailand without access to funds. And I’d wager most of them are against the war. Collective justice from Western corporates.

    I’d like to give the next politician who talks about rule of law a good shove.


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  80. One of my favourite actors, William Hurt, has died.

    I see Bruce has mentioned Altered States.

    Broadcast News – very close to the bone indeed.

    I loved his acting style.


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  81. and I have doubts that God wants to be worshipped.

    God prefers atheists. Well, the honest ones who’ve thought their position through, not the fashionable ones.


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  82. I can’t see how anyone can be an athiest, I guess I’m an agnostic. I just can’t see how anyone can prove or disprove the existence of God. To be an atheist requires that you can disprove the existence, if you can’t you are basically just a believer in the non existence, very similar to a believer in the existence.

    If God does exist I can’t see how any religion or person can say that they have the truth. There are so many conflicting texts, all their believers think they have the true religion. I was raised a catholic and there was something deep and sacred in the full Latin Mass and the other ceremonies that it stays with me still, but is it true? Or does it just appeal to something deep inside me that wants it?


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  83. FirstFT: US claims Russia has asked China for military aid in Ukraine

    Russia has asked China for military ?equipment to ?support its invasion of Ukraine, ?according to US officials, sparking concern in ?the White House that Beijing ?may undermine western efforts to help Ukrainian forces defend their country.

    US officials said that Russia had requested military equipment and other assistance since the start of the invasion, reported the FT’s Demetri Sevastopulo. Officials declined to give details about what Russia had requested.

    If true, throws further shade on Russian military might – and adds to the risk of WMD deployment in this, and future conflicts involving Russia.

    Meanwhile, the CCP warms up the choir…


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  84. https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/03/speak-loudly-and-wave-around-wet-lettuce-morrisonian-national-insecurity/

    Sparty giving the Lieborals both barrels. A tantalising taste follows.

    In an ideal world, Australia would have a recall election or an impeachment mechanism because the role of Prime Minister seems beyond Mr Morrison, and governing beyond his colleagues who are incapable of performing the rudimentary tasks required of government.



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  85. Once a shittenratten politician…. always a shittenratten.

    Selective morals are the hallmark of shittenrattens

    Sadly shittenrattens have become a world wide political monopoly.


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  86. Be still my beating heart! .. Oooh! the excitement as of March 20 OAPs are getting, what BRADBURY calls a “cost of living pressure” reliever ( in reality OUR normal March increase!) ..
    Yes! fellow OAPs wealth beyond your expectations is coming your way .. $10.10cents a week .. ya noze ya wantz too ..
    VOTE 1 BRADBURY .. he luvs us ..! .. FFS!


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  87. If true, throws further shade on Russian military might

    I was looking at their tanks and APC’s. All seem to have relatively narrow “German Style” tracks. None of them have the wide type of the T-34 and it’s contemporaries.

    Seems they might have forgotten many of the lessons they learned.


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  88. Correct, but if my limited experience with civil matters is any guide, the first few court appearances will do nothing more than set the date for the next appearance.

    Those with past experience in court proceedings know that you are allowed three move-ups before a final appearance .. the trick is using up all three extends the lenght of time between the offence and the reality of “justice” .. in other words time dims the memory and the world has moved on so in most cases, not all depending on the level of the “crime”, results in a verdict leaning more towards the offender ..


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  89. The conversation ended. He was suitably chastised, I could see it in his face. I gave him a fright but worse, he encountered someone with a different opinion to him and someone who would not allow him to spruik lies about someone.

    It is weird how progressives feel obliged to blurt out political opinion not as part of the discussion, but as a challenge almost. They are staking out space. “Everybody be warned. You must accommodate me and I will be ruthless in forcing progressiveness upon you.” Everyone is put on notice that they must walk on egg shells.

    I think it is a bit like ants and the way they receive instructions and are regulated by pheromones issuing from the queen’s butt. They exchange them constantly and promiscuously. The pheromones (or talking points) have no power on their own. They do not take controls of an ant’s muscles or tissues – they have no virtue of their own. They do not exert control on other species. They are a code, and as long as the ants are surrounded with the familiar scent they will behave one way or alter their behaviour accordingly.


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  90. To be an atheist requires that you can disprove the existence, if you can’t you are basically just a believer in the non existence, very similar to a believer in the existence.

    Not really. I can disbelieve in fairies at the bottom of the garden without having a deep certainty that they aren’t there. I just don’t see any good reason to think they are.


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  91. “Her Treasonous Lies May Well Cost Lives” – Mitt Romney Lashes Out at Tulsi Gabbard For Talking About US-Funded Biolabs in Ukraine

    romney the corruptocrat should be in jail


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  92. Well, that was a quick scroll past a lot of desperate wish casting for a more rapid fall of the good guys and manic desires that no one look back at how things are turning against ‘the tough guys’ they threw their lot in with.

    The Swamp Creatures aren’t only the crocs, snakes & snapping turtles but all the little blood sucking leaches … suddenly feeling a salting …

    Nelson_Kidd-Players says:
    March 13, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Trump tried to drain the swamp, the Democrats sent more alligators, but it’s only now I appreciate just how deep the swamp is.

    Call me an optimist, but I’ve always believed Trump knew The Swamp was Global.
    That he beat the DC Swamp AND it’s International Backers in the first place was either a dumb luck miracle or the result of very long term, very careful planning.

    Note exhibit 1 –

    JohnJJJ says:
    March 14, 2022 at 8:01 am

    https://www.rt.com/business/551626-rich-russians-turning-to-dubai/
    This is how Dubai got rich. The buildings in Dubai are all part of it. The same as a bank.

    WELCOME TO
    TRUMP INTERNATIONAL
    GOLF CLUB, DUBAI
    A NEW GENERATION OF
    STYLE & SERVICE
    https://www.trumpgolfdubai.com/

    That man has been doing deals, testing & being tested, all around the world since decades before any ‘joking’ hint at running for President.

    A stint of not screwing over those he’d gained the trust of before becoming POTUS, after he got the keys to the White House, would have only worked to strengthen the bonds he’d made as a civilian with those who shared a Global Swamp Draining vision.

    In the mean time, Swamp Creatures around the world exposed themselves to the good people of their own Nations by celebrating ‘The Steal’ like cackling witches & thuggish monsters who no longer hide the fact that they are coming after everything we own and our children.


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  93. Our Liberal party member thought he’s have a bit of a go at truckies (yawn) again.
    The mighty road warrior and his outstretched finger.

    Oops, that back fired on him pretty quick.
    Remember, this is always about keeping the subject off what his party is doing to the Australian people.
    So, boy he went to work writing what could only be described as word walls of self admiration at the heroic things he said at the last Liberal party meeting he went to in Double Bay.
    Bringing it back to a classic talking point he knew would have people commenting about….Pell.

    Meanwhile, Australia is falling hard and fast with Morrison and Hunt going their hardest for Klaus and Soros.
    Combine that with the scoffing regarding the massively increasing deaths from the jab, and it really is quite a sick little blog these days.

    “but I’m still alive so it’s all bullshit”
    If you can’t see that as insane.
    Or you scoff at camps being built by tyrannical governments in the process of killing their citizens as we speak…….

    Denialism.

    And then there’s the hypocrisy.
    Figures later apologised for what he said, but originally claimed that he didn’t care what happened to those who helped bring in an apartheid system.

    It got called Nasty.
    Of course those that helped bring in the system are beyond reproach…….

    Until reality is accepted, there will be no winning.

    Sane people, like Kneel, accept what the overwhelming evidence is now showing, as governments even admit it.
    But most are not sane.
    You don’t want to know. No jabbed journalists want to know.
    That includes the Panahis and the Morrows at Sky.
    It’s sad for sane people to sit and watch Rita explain away Kitchen’s death on stress from the Labor party.
    Kitchens was a very healthy youngish woman who had recently lost weight and was looking great.
    But sad denialists found she’d eaten those deadly twisties when she was a kid, and even smoked those lollie smokes called fags……..It’s a wonder she made it to 52.
    There is much mental sickness here, and there has been from March 2020.


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  94. sfwsays:

    March 14, 2022 at 7:55 am

    Anchor, I vented against Abbott and will continue to do so. He was the greatest political disappointment

    Missed the point.
    Cassie’s story was about someone making an attack on Abbott’s personal qualities based on zero evidence, which she correctly pulled him up on.


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  95. Worth mentioning again:

    The Kremlin has warned Western states that arms shipments to Ukraine are a legitimate military target.

    We’re likely one incident away from a general war.


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  96. I don’t believe that, like Keating, he’s making money from being on the board of a Chinese bank.

    For sale .. one Harbour Bridge .. slightly used but in good nick .. nice little earner from gummint guaranteed toll payments ! .. LOL!


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  97. Dr Duk earlier:-

    Fortunately, now that I have had time to download and transcript all my video evidence, it seems the principle police complainant is not a reliable witness: on the one hand he states on paper that he saw me ‘strike and injure a vulnerable road user’, but on the other hand, my GOPRO recorded him as walking up to my window and stating ‘you nearly struck that man, we were right there, we saw it, you nearly ran that man over..’

    Hey sfw.
    Any thoughts?
    It sounds exactly what you said you’d do to me when I recounted my tale of the dickhead truckie yesterday.
    What was the phrase?
    Give me “a hamburger with the lot”?
    Which I believe is parlance for “greatly exaggerating minor offences, creating derivative offences from a single event or simply inventing charges”.
    Your hypothetical “hamburger with the lot” doesn’t sound a lot different to what Duk experienced.


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  98. flyingduk
    ‘nearly’ can indicate that it was in fact driving skills which saved that ‘vulnerable road user’ – not a worker? what made him vulnerable, aimless wandering? I suppose too, that if a road user-worker is vulnerable, something awry, negligent, with that having been allowed by his employer in the first place, making it that it was the car driver who was vulnerable.


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  99. sparking concern in ?the White House that Beijing ?may undermine western efforts to help Ukrainian forces defend their country neo-nazis

    fixingly


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  100. How much longer can the law justify the killing of Aboriginal people?
    Teela Reid
    Lawyer and Wiradjuri/Wailwan woman
    March 14, 2022 — 5.00am

    The killing of Kumanjayi Walker, a 19-year-old Aboriginal man in Yuendumu, reminds us that the law does not always equal justice when it comes to Aboriginal experiences within the criminal process. In the wake of Northern Territory police officer Zachary Rolfe’s acquittal, the Walpiri people have stood strong and dignified in their calls for ceasefire, police accountability and control of their homelands.

    This case begs the question: how much longer can the law justify the killing of Aboriginal people?

    Without cavilling with the not guilty verdict or the conduct of the trial, there are legitimate concerns about the training and recruitment of the Northern Territory Police Force. How is it that NT police officers are trained and drilled that an “edged weapon equals a gun”, as Rolfe’s lawyer argued, and in this instance that the three bullets Rolfe shot into Kumanjayi’s body were a lawful response to his threat of having a pair of medical scissors?

    It wasn’t just the shooting of Kumanjayi that sent shockwaves across the desert; it was also the fact he died alone in the most undignified way inside a police station while the rest of his family and community sat outside wailing and waiting for answers, wondering if he was dead or alive the same day the Walpiri buried his uncle.

    Surely, there are more appropriate and humane ways to respond and disarm a person. And the Northern Territory police have proven an alternative approach is possible when the person posing the threat is a white man. In June 2019, the same year Kumanjayi’s life was cut short inside a family member’s home, Benjamin Hoffman, a white man who terrorised the streets of Darwin in a one-hour killing spree that resulted in the death of four people, was spared his life. Why is the response different when it comes to Aboriginal men like Kumanjayi?

    The disparity is jarring and the rage and fear felt by First Nations people across the continent is valid. Police preparedness to shoot Aboriginal men was reinforced during the Kumanjayi murder trial – as the jury deliberated Rolfe’s fate, the Northern Territory police fired six shots into another 19-year-old Aboriginal man in Palmerston.

    Northern Territory Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker has spoken after officer Zachary Rolfe was found not guilty of murder.

    Not long after the trial and further shooting, Samara Fernandez-Brown, the cousin of Kumanjayi, stood on the steps of the Northern Territory Supreme Court and described how his death has affected other young Blak men. “We are all in so much pain, particularly our young men. They have struggled, they have been scared, yet they have been respectful of this process.”

    Our Blak men deserve better.

    And it is not as though Australia doesn’t know what to do. The issues were ventilated in the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody more than 30 years ago that made 339 recommendations. These were reinforced in the royal commission into Don Dale, and they continue to be revealed in the many coronial inquiries and highlighted in mass protests for Black Lives Matter – yet the suffering of Aboriginal people at the hands of state-sanctioned violence continues. This is an indictment on our nation and a status quo none of us should accept.

    Since Rolfe killed Kumanjayi, the Walpiri made clear their community had remained in Sorry Business for the past two years. On Friday, in a powerful statement, Walpiri elder Ned Jampijinpa Hargraves broke his silence after attending the five-week trial: “We want ceasefire. No more guns in our communities. It must never happen again. The police must put down their weapons. We have been saying this since the beginning. We cannot walk around in fear in our own homes.”

    Senior Warlpiri man Ned Jampijinpa Hargraves delivered a message on behalf of the family of Kumanjayi Walker after police officer Zachary Rolfe was acquitted of his death.

    To appreciate the significance of this demand, we must understand the terror and disempowerment that stems from the 1928 Coniston Massacre in which up to 60 Walpiri, Anmatyrre and Kayteye men, women and children were slaughtered by settlers. This is Australia’s most recently documented massacre.

    None of the perpetrators have been held accountable for the murders and an inquiry set up to investigate the killings ruled the settlers “acted in self-defence”. A justification that has become all too familiar when it comes to Blak victims and white perpetrators.

    It is the relentless injustice where the law protects white innocence, yet Blak people are often considered guilty until proven innocent and have all aspects of our lives policed. It is the fact that we can see in plain sight white police officers shoot our Blak men and walk free, meanwhile, our children as young as 10 sit inside police cells for doing a lot less.

    It is the abuse of police power monitoring Aboriginal communities that is exacerbated by the lack of accountability for the wrongs perpetrated against First Nations communities that reveals a racist system that privileges white supremacy at the expense of Blak lives – too many Blak deaths, not enough justice.

    The criminal process, coronial inquests and royal commissions cannot bring back the Blak lives already lost.

    But we can prevent many more unnecessary deaths if we ameliorate the tension between the police and Aboriginal communities.

    We need enforceable police accountability mechanisms for abuses of power and systemic changes to confront and dismantle the systemic racism that is rife among the police forces across Australia.

    Police power must be fettered further and the Walpiri demands must be adhered to if there is any chance of justice prevailing.

    If there is any jurisdiction in Australia that exposes the urgent need for a powerful First Nations Voice enshrined in the constitution to guarantee the voices of the Walpiri are honoured, and proper independent oversight of the implementation of countless recommendations that have been ignored by governments, it is the Northern Territory.

    And, perhaps, we all need to show Blak men a little more love to ensure their lives do, in fact, matter.



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  101. At just three meters wide, 2022 EB5 was around just half the size of an average male giraffe, which grows to be around five-six meters in height. As such, it was unlikely to do any damage if it had impacted the planet.
    Thanks JC. It seems we can add the average male giraffe as a unit of length, to the ABC’s African elephant unit of mass and their Olympic Swimming Pool unit of volume.
    If only they could come up with a decent time unit we could have a completely new measurement system.


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  102. Award Winning American Journalist Shot dead By Russians sounds better than
    Freelance Clicker Making War Porn Bucks Discovers Old NYT Photo Id Isn’t Magic.
    I guess.


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  103. When you have the same idiots madly, repeatedly, posting the same idiocy, it’s to bury things posted earlier that they don’t want others scrolling back to & are desperate to keep attention diverted away from.

    Here’s what none of those busy noise makers are talking about. Part 1.
    Understanding why, is the bitter red pill too many keep spitting out and keep trying to hide from everyone else.

    https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/03/12/open-thread-weekend-12-march-2022/comment-page-5/#comment-175819

    https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/03/12/open-thread-weekend-12-march-2022/comment-page-5/#comment-175824

    https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/03/12/open-thread-weekend-12-march-2022/comment-page-5/#comment-175836


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  104. Figuressays:

    March 14, 2022 at 8:24 am

    Did Abbott shut off electricity to Greens voters?

    Explain to me exactly how you do this in the real world.


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  105. Award Winning American Journalist Shot dead By Russians sounds better than
    Freelance Clicker Making War Porn Bucks Discovers Old NYT Photo Id Isn’t Magic.
    I guess.

    How about Pressitute killed pointlessly while producing propaganda?


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  106. It’s also worth remembering that the WA senate election rerun was all so that a screeching chronic masturbator and drug addict from New Zealand could be dumped back into the senate, only to be subsequently turfed out for breaching Section 44.

    Great moments in bureaucratic incompetence part eleventy gazillion.


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  107. I’ve wondered about agnostics. Sure, they don’t know whether God exists or not. But do they regard the two possibilities as equally likely? None of us have certain knowledge of the matter, or indeed most other matters, except the raving nutters who indeed have their certainties, much to the concern of the rest of us who are made uncomfortable by zealots.

    My position on God is that of Laplace: ‘Je n’avais pas besoin de cette hypothèse-là.’


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  108. The verdict is in…

    ABC RN AM: Climate change caused the floods. Aided and abetted by Scott Morrison.

    I hope he didn’t expect a political dividend in return for that extra funding he tossed them.


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  109. Explain to me exactly how you do this in the real world.

    Easy. Install smart meters. Invite all who have an account to signify their support for green electricity or not. In the event of lack of generation over demand, cut off those people first.


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  110. The heading is wrong but the outcomes correct. Energy crisis is the correct cause not war. Green means death.

    Farmer Gez, all of this is orchestrated by the WEF. The Davos elites.
    The war , the lot.
    They provoked the bear, and he took the bait.

    It’s tiring when sane people are dealing with the insane, (I’m not calling you insane) but the WEF are hiding in plain sight and decreed that this is what was going to happen.
    And no one WANTS to know.
    Klaus said it back at the start.
    And when we’ve all had enough of the horrors only starting to befall us, we’ll accept the New world order and our roasted cockroaches with thankful hearts.

    The classic destroy it all to rebuild back a socialist utopia.
    Except this time, they really have the technology to enslave us like never before.


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  111. Except this time, they really have the technology to enslave us like never before.

    Enslaved people usually must rely on external forces which take action against their slavemasters.
    Running a resistance in a total surveillance and control state is nearly impossible.


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  112. flyingduk ‘nearly’ can indicate that it was in fact driving skills which saved that ‘vulnerable road user’

    Quite, given said ‘vulnerable road user’ (who was actually an angry 120kg traffic warden) ran deliberately into the path of my vehicle at an unmarked (no cones, no signs, no batts) ‘traffic control’ AND I still managed to not hit him is another indicator that I was NOT driving dangerously!

    It only made sense when the political bail conditions were rolled out

    1 ) To cease participating in the Canberra Protests
    2) To leave the ACT and not return until trial


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  113. How much longer can the law justify the killing of Aboriginal people?

    As long as they try to stab on duty cops tooled up with 9/10 mm automatic pistols.

    “Play stupid games, win stupid prizes”


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  114. It is weird how progressives feel obliged to blurt out political opinion not as part of the discussion, but as a challenge almost.

    Mother Lode, that was the parallel.
    Cassie’s work colleague just threw “Abbott” into the mix, completely out of context as a virtue signal.
    Same as the Pell reference at the dinner I was at. Totally out of nowhere, and clearly it usually gets nods all round.


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  115. One of my favourite actors, William Hurt, has died.

    My absolute favourite role of his was as “Arkady Renko”, in Gorky Park.

    Lots of fantasizing after watching repeats over the years. 71 is far too young.


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  116. It’s tiring when sane people are dealing with the insane, (I’m not calling you insane) but the WEF are hiding in plain sight and decreed that this is what was going to happen.

    Struth, if the WEF had the power you attribute to them we’d be living under a one world government by now.

    The truth of the matter is their world is falling apart as we speak, and was cracking up even before this unnecessary war began.

    And they know it. One of the themes of last year’s virtual Davos conference was “adapting to deglobalisation”.


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  117. Imagine being a doctor in a tiny specialty.
    Imagine seeing a 80 fold increase in presentations.

    Imagine not being concerned by the 8o fold increase but rather the lack of ‘resources” to process these people.
    Now imagine that there are no physical signs or symptoms, nothing objectively measurable to diagnose the condition.

    Welcome to Victoria’s cock/tit loppers inc.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-14/takeover-young-australians-are-exploring-gender-more-than-ever/100890296

    “In Victoria in 2011, there were just over 10 new referrals to the Royal Children’s Hospital of young people aged under 18; in 2020, a decade later, that number was just under 500, and last year in 2021 it was over 800,” Dr Pang says.

    “It is little wonder that gender clinics are struggling to keep up with demand.”

    Heres some evidence a girl should be surgically and chemically mutilated..
    “As a three-year-old, I was refusing to go to the bathroom with the other girls in my kindergarten group,” Louis says.

    ‘I obviously didn’t have the language at that age to describe why, but I just remember the fact that I wouldn’t go.”

    Now 17 years old, Louis identifies as non-binary, and says the signs their gender was outside the binary were always there.

    “It’s such a cliche thing to say, ‘oh I just always knew’, but I did,” they say.

    ….
    “Young people are supported to explore and affirm their gender identity by clinicians, underpinned by a belief that gender diversity represents a normal part of human variation,” Dr Pang says.

    FMD, full neon sirens blaring code 4 clownworld…
    Rosie says her experience shows that questioning your gender does not have to be a daunting, life-long decision.

    “If you feel like a guy then become a guy if that’s what you want, and it doesn’t have to be forever,” she says.


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  118. My absolute favourite role of his was as “Arkady Renko”, in Gorky Park.

    It was a rare instance where the movie was as good as the book (by Martin Cruz Smith). I think it was his best btw.


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  119. Then why do you keep banging on about him?

    I think you mean Him, not him. But I don’t. I was amused by someone opining that He doesn’t want to be worshipped. This sounds quite reasonable to me, if I created a computer simulation of creatures which had the disposition to keep telling me ‘BeauGan, you are wonderful’ you’d conclude I was mad as a haddock.


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  120. “Agree- the US disgusts me now. The latest sickening thing to come out of ‘the land of the free’ is the destruction of the computer repairman who given hunter filth’s laptop to fix.”

    On the plus side, the policeman who shot Mikhala Bryant (black girl with a knife about to stab another black girl) – grand jury declined to indict him. He still faces internal investigation to ensure he “followed procedure”. Still, he appears to be getting his due process (which, when someone dies, it is important to follow) and certainly the lack of an indictment is encouraging.


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  121. so that a screeching chronic masturbator and drug addict from New Zealand could be dumped back into the senate, only to be subsequently turfed out for breaching Section 44.

    I thought I had a low opinion of the Greens.


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  122. My absolute favourite role of his was as “Arkady Renko”, in Gorky Park.

    Directed by Michael Apted, screenplay by Dennis Potter and actors who se performaces were so good they enabled the viewer to suspend disbelief despite their various English accents when they were playing Russians. It was a compelling film at the time and still bears rewatching today.


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  123. Yep…me too. I’ll suppose they’ll ban Gorky Park now.

    If they try to ban it, they have to be reminded that it was filmed in Stockholm and Helsinki as the Soviet Government at the time time wouldn’t allow filming in the real Gorky Park.

    Sigh… they probably will ban it anyway.


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  124. “Did Abbott shut off electricity to Greens voters?

    How very totalitarian. How would Abbott or any Coalition government be able to work out who precisely voted Greens? Will there be a knock on the door? Even in Bandt’s electorate of Melbourne there are Liberal voters, albeit not many. Are they to have their electricity shut off….all for the crime of living in an electorate that votes in a Greens MP?

    Oh and given the logic, you clearly would have no problem with hospitals denying treatment to the unjabbed.


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  125. Here’s what none of those busy noise makers are talking about. Part 3.
    Understanding why, is the bitter red pill too many keep spitting out and keep trying to hide from everyone else.

    https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/03/12/open-thread-weekend-12-march-2022/comment-page-6/#comment-175897

    https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/03/12/open-thread-weekend-12-march-2022/comment-page-6/#comment-175906

    https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/03/12/open-thread-weekend-12-march-2022/comment-page-6/#comment-175908

    The Enjabbening Has NOT Stopped.

    There is always another ‘new bug’ to terrorise the world with.

    Just ask those who know how ‘smart’ it was to, ‘Invest, Invest In BioTech!’.

    Those hundreds of labs the US is involved with around the world, are only those the US is involved with.

    It’s going to take a lot more maiming & killing to convince the world that the Global Social Credit, Tracking & Tracing, Travel & Spending Passport is ‘good for them’ … ‘so let’s not talk about any of it unless it’s to mercilessly mock any who do’, is the order for the Global Army of Online Propagandists.


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  126. Cronkite

    Why is a bio lab in Ukraine something to watch even if Bunter Hiden was involved in the funding?

    We know the Hiden’s are crooks but why are they evil ? If assertion is that they were making bioweapons that’s a little hard to believe.


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  127. petrol prices have not risen in russia

    Zipster gets caught not looking at a link.
    A really amazing protest. Very large.
    The privations that some Muscovites are undergoing are terrible.
    Ok one Muscovite. But he’s suffering, really suffering.


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  128. Zipster gets caught not looking at a link.

    I did look at it and had a good lol

    I am told in some place petrol prices and most prices are down. the ruble may be taking a hit on international markets but its not causing internal inflation.


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  129. DrBeauGan
    March 14, 2022 at 10:08 am

    My position on God is that of Laplace: ‘Je n’avais pas besoin de cette hypothèse-là.’

    To each his own and to which Napoleon replies

    ‘Ah! c’est une belle hypothèse; ça explique beaucoup de choses.’

    I guess Napoleon was one of those despicable zealots


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  130. I think you mean Him, not him.

    Reverential capitalisation of nouns and pronouns designating God is a pious custom but it is not required or even advisable if one is communicating in modern written English.

    The earliest Hebrew & Greek texts of the biblical writings do not do so. Hebrew only had capitals, and while Greek had upper and lower case the manscripts are all written in upper case.

    So it would seem God did not inspire the iblcial authors to distinguish his name(s) in any special way. The well know Hebrew circumlocution used when reading the holy name of God was, again, a pious custom adopted well after the biblical texts of the Hebrew scriptures were written in order to avoid blasphemy.


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  131. thefrollickingmole says:
    March 14, 2022 at 10:19 am

    There was a feel good story the other day about an alleged actress and model*’s
    psyche shredding journey to get sterilised because s/h/it was terrified of getting knocked up.
    Happily, a quack who was prepared to do everyone a favour was eventually found.
    *An elbow model, presumably.


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  132. DrBeauGan
    March 14, 2022 at 10:08 am

    My position on God is that of Laplace: ‘Je n’avais pas besoin de cette hypothèse-là.’

    To each his own and to which Napoleon replies

    ‘Ah! c’est une belle hypothèse; ça explique beaucoup de choses.’

    I guess Napoleon was one of those despicable zealots


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  133. Why is a bio lab in Ukraine something to watch even if Bunter Hiden was involved in the funding?

    One major reason these kind of very nasty black money deals are established in dodgy jurisdictions is that the opportunity for skimming a % off the “funding” rivers of money is all the more effective. So, it’s not so much the lab and it’s activities, it’s the transactional exploitation that make it attractive. Are you saying “The Big Guy” has plausible deniability? Bullshit to that.


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  134. Why is a bio lab in Ukraine something to watch even if Bunter Hiden was involved in the funding?

    Fair dinkum head prefect; after the world wide cluster fuck of the chunk virus which had US involvement through fauci and gain of function -making the fucking thing infectious to humans- who knows what shit biden and his sprog were and are up to. The point is its just another example of what a corrupt piece of shit biden is. This lump of shit is literally destroying the US and the world as I guide you once again to enlightenment.


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  135. Russians have endured far worse.

    Indeed, but they are mostly dead. The current generation are a different breed. These sanctions will cause Putin a lot of problems eventually with the punters. He knows all this of course. Both sides are making “negotiating” and “meeting” noises now. Serious attempts at a settlement within around 10 days I expect.


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  136. To each his own and to which Napoleon replies

    ‘Ah! c’est une belle hypothèse; ça explique beaucoup de choses.’

    That wasn’t Napoleon, that was LaGrange. And the belle hypothèse doesn’t explain so many things, it explains everything. The things that happen and the things that don’t. That’s what’s wrong with it.


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  137. Struth, if the WEF had the power you attribute to them we’d be living under a one world government by now.

    We, more than most countries on earth have been living under these arseholes for decades.
    We are so dumb that we think the traitors in our parliaments are going against the wishes of the people to appease the insignificant “Greens” party.
    That’s how ignorant we are as a nation.

    If we don’t submit, they have no power at all.

    They’ve made some big blues, and the war is not won.
    But I am repeating what their intent is, and that they’ve been intending to take the west by 2021, them moved to 2030……but now because of Trump, they pulled this plandemic….which is exactly what it was.
    They won’t get the whole world, because the yanks won’t fold, and power is too decentralised there.
    They also are still armed, and they are Christian.
    The Austrians have pushed their PM back from fining the unnjabbed…they were going to kill him.

    What concerns me is the little funny farm in the Southern hemishere. The Land of the compliant and, the not too bright.
    Our government , like Canada, has been the most captured and marched through by these pricks for decades, shutting the joint down.

    They won’t (I hope) get the entire Angloshere, but they are firmly in control here, in NZ and Canada.
    The traitors here doing the bidding of their masters is far more important to us than a far away war.
    Without them, we could feed and fuel ourselves many times over with the war raging.
    That won’t be allowed to happen.
    The last 40 odd years should be enough proof, all the money printing, allowing coal to be used in China but not here,…..etc,etc,etc..that we are not getting back our nation without a fight.

    While most are deluding themselves that anything is wrong.


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  138. My position on God is that of Laplace: ‘Je n’avais pas besoin de cette hypothèse-là.’

    I believe that quote was pressed out of context and wouldn’t have troubled a classical theist because they had established the point anyway (second causes, etc.)


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  139. Directed by Michael Apted, screenplay by Dennis Potter and actors who se performaces were so good they enabled the viewer to suspend disbelief despite their various English accents when they were playing Russians.

    Fine actors too: Lee Marvin as a baddie and an emperor as the forensic scientist! They looked like they were having fun.

    Accents are overrated – The Hunt For the Red October being an excellent example. A Kiwi and a Scot doing Russian Navy officers!

    The wiki reminds me William Hurt was in Lost in Space opposite the excellent Gary Oldman. Another mind bending SF not unlike Altered States. Very very different from the TV show we grew up with but fascinating.


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  140. Eyrie says:
    March 14, 2022 at 10:14 am

    Except this time, they really have the technology to enslave us like never before.

    Enslaved people usually must rely on external forces which take action against their slavemasters.
    Running a resistance in a total surveillance and control state is nearly impossible.

    Unless those the world believes least likely to (such as those assumed to only be slavers and slave classes), cared to establish a resistance well in advance of an ultimate clampdown.

    https://i.insider.com/5922f54834911b297f8b4c85?width=1000&format=jpeg&auto=webp

    https://www.al-monitor.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_header/public/almpics/2020/12/GettyImages-686425474.jpg/GettyImages-686425474.jpg?h=a5ae579a&itok=U-_R57ns


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  141. Another big fan of Gorky Park here – seen it several times and still enjoy it. The scene at the end where the mink escape into the snow is breathtaking.

    Yet, it never gets mentioned when the MSM talk about Hurt’s work, must be one of those cases where the critics look down down their noses while the punters love it.

    He was a remarkably talented actor with a wide range. Also, he kept his mouth shut (AFAIK) in terms of telling others how they should live and what they should believe.

    Vale, John Hurt.


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  142. I can think of a good reason to set up biolabs in Ukraine.

    If their Ed system is good, there is plenty of cheap labor to do research.

    There’s plenty of places that fit that bill that aren’t on the edge of Russia. One equipment supplier I know did all their engineering out of La Coruna in Spain because living and housing was cheap.


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  143. Or were they sables? It’s a few years since I saw the film. Not a lot of difference between them in practical terms – beautiful fur, nasty temperament, many sharp teeth. 🙂


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  144. Dot:

    The Dark side of Science: The Horror of the Ape and The Child Experiment 1932 (Short Documentary)
    Linked to Yerkes, (a eugenicist crackpot), Winthrop Kellog tried to make an ape into Dr Zaius back in 1932.

    That was a very interesting video. Thankyou.


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  145. “The privations that some Muscovites are undergoing are terrible.”

    Russians have endured far worse.

    Haha, Cassie, you didn’t watch the video either?

    Yes, Russians have endured far worse. That’s entirely true…

    Unfortunately my liking for Kubrickian black humour gets me into trouble sometimes. It’s a fine line between horror and hilarity, as Yossarian would attest to. I’ve been praying for the war to end.


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  146. I did look at it … I am told in some place petrol prices and most prices are down.

    Zipster – apology! I would not be surprised if fuel prices are down in Russia. When Trudy came in and prevented a pipeline being built from Alberta to the coast the price of oil ex-Calgary fell to ridiculously low levels. ‘Way lower than WTI because the producers couldn’t get their product to market. Russia now is a bit like Alberta, but there will be no opposition to pipelines to China. Take a while to build them, but then the spice will flow and flow.

    When I went past a servo yesterday ULP was $2.10/L. It’d really really nice, ScoMo, if you encouraged a bit of oil production here. Just saying.


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  147. Roger

    True, but I’ve got more sympathy for the young Russians stuck in Bali and Thailand without access to funds. And I’d wager most of them are against the war. Collective justice from Western corporates.

    Isn’t there a UN Convention, prohibiting collective punishment? Oh, sorry, that only applies if eeeevvvviilll conservatives (extreme right wing fascists on progressive-speak) are proposing the action.


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  148. ”350 cryo containers with blood serum samples were transferred from the Public Health Centre of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to the reference laboratory for infectious diseases of the Australian Doherty Institute”

    Always with the coincidences!


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  149. Cassie at 10:36.
    All good points.
    There is no way of practically identifying Green voters and, even if we did, do we want arbitrary and collective punishments dished out on the basis of political preference or personal choice?
    Isn’t that what we have been railing against for the last two years?
    And the parting shot captures that perfectly:-

    Oh and given the logic, you clearly would have no problem with hospitals denying treatment to the unjabbed.

    Take it to the Furniture Store, Figures.


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