2,875 thoughts on “Open Thread – Tues 15 March 2022”

  1. Tim Gill @Timinator88
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    Dr. Malone: The Hospital System Has Been Corrupted to Incentivize Bad Outcomes

    “I cannot explain the data, the observations, of what has transpired over the last two years without resorting to the explanation that there are multiple structural incentives in place in our system, which has caused it to become profoundly corrupt.”
    [video clip]
    https://gettr.com/post/p10426f1a32


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  2. sfwsays:
    March 15, 2022 at 6:15 pm
    Tim N, great comment re the Snowy etc. I’ve reposted it elsewhere if that’s ok with you? If not I won’t.

    Be my guest.


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  3. Both sides are using cluster munitions, although as much under the radar as they can get away with. Never been much attention to laws of war in the eastern bloc areas. The cluster munition attacks in Kharkov are the best known (there’s at least one video that I’ve seen), but there’ve been several others. There was even one such strike in the Ukrainian part of Donetsk, so maybe this one is motivated by revenge. A lot of that sort of thing has been going on, especially payback for various past actions. Excitable lot Russians and Ukrainians, they could teach Sicilians a thing or two I think.


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  4. On government bastardry, a topic rarely touched on here as we all love big brother..

    Lady in Feraldton had her house knocked over in the cyclone that went through. Insurance came to the party, debris removed and they will pay for the new place etc…
    But its 5 years before the build will be done.

    Ladys property takes in an old town tip (known about) and the driveway for the place was the old access road to the tip.

    Shes put in an application for demountable housing to be on the property while she waits for the new house to be built.

    1st application for the demountable: Knocked back, as the driveway isnt gazetted. (thats the one in place while it was a tip)
    So she has to put in a new driveway.
    But wait: Theres a threatened species of bird that might be there.
    In the end she ends up having to follow the firebreak round the edge of the property as her new driveway.

    She resubmits, rejected, rejected, rejected, all on individual different grounds each time, because god forbid they give you all the objections in one hit so they can be dealt with.
    Requests if she can have a caravan on her property while applications are going in etc.
    No.

    More than a year of this so far, poor cow.
    Running out of money because some mongs in the council are lazy, incompetent brain dead shits.


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  5. Reference?

    Northern Territory Electoral Rolls where a woman’s address is not disclosed by Court Order.
    That say Lesbian Stalking with Intent, like nothing else.


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  6. If only there was some pattern here that could indicate how to get better outcomes.

    Shrink wrapping Malcolm Turncoat to the Parliament House flag pole and then deploying the well known patterns of atomic bomb detonation would be a good start.


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  7. This sudden outbreak of womens sport for “fitba” & “thugby” baffles me .. neither womens code attracts much in the way of spectators yet they need the same sort of money to run them that mens do .. where does that sort of money come from? .. Is there some tax lurk involved? .. it’s not usual for private organizations to go full on into publicity “feelz good” gimmicks that cost money rather than make money .. there just has to be something not being mentioned to make this sports “equality” bandwagon worthwhile!


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  8. Yo talkin ta me???

    Actually, I was thinking of three blokes who I had hitherto supposed were fairly masculine. Obviously, the feminisation of society has gone farther than I had imagined.


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  9. shatterzzz I think a lot of the money for wimmin’s sport comes from Canbra (ie us). I know Canbra pays TV stations to broadcast it. Marxist social engineering on the taxpayer dime.


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  10. This sudden outbreak of womens sport for “fitba” & “thugby” baffles me .. neither womens code attracts much in the way of spectators yet they need the same sort of money to run them that mens do .

    It’s AgitProp funded by Government.
    Don’t worry, they fund Mens Footy too.
    Cricket is the only Sport that doesn’t take the Government Shilling.


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  11. Dover0Beach:
    Panzer:

    If insurance works I am thinking about buying it before I book (or simultaneously).
    I usually wait until after.
    Anyway, hope it all goes well.
    Bons voyage!
    (Geddit?)

    We need a down tick as a matter of urgency.
    Especially for Dad Jokes.


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  12. On behals of the pig lying in shit community can i just say any attempt to sully our good name by connecting it to the Blinken/Biden cartel will be actionable, before a jurge.

    We condemn the Russian Federation’s missile attack on the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security in Yavoriv, close to Ukraine’s border with Poland. The brutality must stop.

    — Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) March 13, 2022

    I may be wrong but this International Center for Peacekeeping and Security was where the foreign mercenaries/volunteers were pummeled with missiles.


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  13. More than a year of this so far, poor cow.
    Running out of money because some mongs in the council are lazy, incompetent brain dead shits.

    Do, then deal with the consequences. Lazy, incompetent brain dead shits then works in your favour.


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  14. An approach to A Current Affair or similar might speed things along.

    Ill suggest that.
    Just the worst lumps of semi-animate matter to deal with.


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  15. But it seems you must have MSM stamp of approval to consider that kind of review. And try to shout down any alternative to the braindead PC approved version of events. You daring thrill seeking rebel you.

    Do you feel suitably virtuous now?

    You stated your opinion about one side of the media reporting being blatant omissions in favour of one side. And presented your source as a comparative fountain of ‘truth.’

    I stated my opinion in turn, that the source you linked, having it read it previously, to was as guilty of the same biases in its language and presentation. Just in a different direction

    You got offended, called me ignorant and added in a few extra names and unfounded accusations about my ‘preferred’ media sources.

    I, in turn, pointed out that everyone has a bias and a spin.

    You have become even more offended, and rushed to accuse me of some degree of devilry.

    I am sorry that you feel so defensive and easily offended by the perceived partisanship about your sources vs the partisanship of others.


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  16. It’s grotesque how the illegitimate junta in the US is trying to trade on former prestige and still play world policeman while impoverishing the US simultaneously.


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  17. Apparently the arsehole running the show doesn’t like to be kept waiting so always racks and stacks the entire day’s appointments for opening time.

    Not an altogether uncommon occurrence! .. when I was scheduled for post chemo appointments they’d always be at 8.00am, same as 20/30 other folk and they didn’t do them in order of turning up .. it was more in the how-long-you-might need based on condition .. nothing unusual to be sat there waiting until 3 or 4 in the afternoon .. Nepean Hospital Cancer Care circa 2012/13


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  18. Joyously I received a copy of Hunter News in my mailbox today. Joel says sadly “Dear Resident, this is my last newsletter as your Federal Member”.

    It has thirty two photos of Joel in it. I counted them. Amazing. The one of him with Hillary sums things up perfectly.

    He’ll probably pop up again soon in some quango, corporate post, ambassadorship or international NGO.


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  19. Cassie:

    Quite so…and the little green eco fascist can go join her relatives in India who are forced to still burn wood and use cow dung for cooking fuel, something that leads to over a million deaths a year from indoor pollution.
    I’m sorry, but these little green eco fascists need to be put in their place.

    The part I find amusing? is the bit where they don’t realise their own ignorance.
    There’s no shame in ignorance – the shame is a consequence of staying ignorant.


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  20. Zulu

    Perhaps said doctors at Alice Springs hospital might like to volunteer to help out in some of those communities?

    Is Alice Springs all that much better than the “communities”?


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  21. Sancho, a road ranger gearbox has 18 gears not sixteen, for someone who prides himself on accuracy you appear to be engaging in ultracrepidarianism.


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  22. In fact, Cats, I hereby make a general broadcast apology to each and every one of you that I may or may not have somehow offended in any way by not unquestioningly following each and every one of the various zeitgeists on this entire blog.


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  23. Surely van Styn would take care of it all FM?

    The council is run by a CEO, not the councilors.

    Elected Councilors cannot
    1: Ask a council staff member a direct question on behalf of a constituent. Instead they must all be addressed to the CEO to “manage’ the answers.
    2: Accompany a constituent into a meeting with council employees to assist resolve issues.
    https://www.cgg.wa.gov.au/work/work-with-us/employment/meet-our-directors.aspx

    These slithering turds move from council to council being CEOs in order to stymie whatever vestiges of accountability remain in the system.


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  24. One disturbing aspect of the ruling of the full bench of the Federal Court in favour of Sussssssan Ley is this:
    The judgement said while the evidence of climate change and its dangers to humanity was not disputed

    Oh yes it is disputed, Sherlock.


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  25. Not an altogether uncommon occurrence! .. when I was scheduled for post chemo appointments they’d always be at 8.00am, same as 20/30 other folk and they didn’t do them in order of turning up 

    Yeah, I get that their time and the kit they use are valuable resources.
    But, in this day an age, with booking and scheduling apps, there are plenty of options to work a bit more flexibly.
    Look, I once got a phone call from my GP at 7:30 to get straight in for an urgent chat. I never got shitty with him for running late for routine visits after that because he probably had other urgent cases he just had to queue-jump.
    But just stacking them all up at 8:00 in the morning?
    Pure disrespect and arrogance.


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  26. Yeah, I get that their time and the kit they use are valuable resources.
    But, in this day an age, with booking and scheduling apps, there are plenty of options to work a bit more flexibly.

    This only occurred during out-patient post-care .. the operation(s), in- hospital stays & chemo sessions were all top notch ..


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  27. Perhaps said doctors at Alice Springs hospital might like to volunteer to help out in some of those communities?

    Is Alice Springs all that much better than the “communities”?

    I know a bloke whot knows a bloke who used to have the contract to fly in and out to some of those communities, back in the day. He said the funniest were the new community staff, bursting with zeal to help the poor, the hard done by, the victims of racism, the victims of colonialism….their views had usually changed, radically, after six months “on the ground.”


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  28. Mole.
    I sort of get why you want a degree of separation of councillors from day-to-day management.
    Could be total chaos with no clear chain of command.
    I have worked in commercial entities where board members (think young Mr Grace) kept arriving in the office to ‘help’.
    But not allowing councillors to accompany electors to a formal meeting?
    I don’t think so.


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  29. The part I find amusing? is the bit where they don’t realise their own ignorance.

    At some point, though, wilful ignorance becomes downright wicked.

    Such as being willing to trash Australian standards of living on the mistaken belief that it will protect Indian villagers from extreme weather events.


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  30. Bernard Gaynor
    10 hrs ·

    More than 1,000 Catholic school teachers in Victoria alone have been sacked for choosing not to take the experimental Covid vaccine.

    This is outrageous.

    I am not involved in this – but there are efforts underway for a class action against the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

    If you have been affected, get in contact: catholic.edu.vic.classaction@gmail.com
    I hope you obtain justice.


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  31. Damn! late night tonight not often I’m up ’til midnight but the A League “fitba” in Perth doesn’t kick-off until after 10pm tonight …….!
    been watching the TV series, REACHER, based on the Jack Reacher novel, The Killing Floor, totally over-the-top crime/action stuff but very well written and enjoyable keeps you interested thru-out all 8 episodes .. 10/10
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9288030/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


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  32. Guess you guys saw this already? The ABC is only talking about it because it is a State, not a Federal agency.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-15/public-trustee-system-under-fire-over-fees-to-vulnerable-people/100908772

    Poor treatment that you’re gagged from talking about even after you’ve gotten out. Reminds me of Camp X-Ray.

    It’s like we’ve been the Eloi all these years, the country has not actually changed but only now are the long-running activities and machinations of the Morlocks coming to light.


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  33. This only occurred during out-patient post-care .. the operation(s), in- hospital stays & chemo sessions were all top notch ..

    Agreed.
    I was sent by the GP direct to A&E at 9:00, scanned and diagnosed by lunch, met the surgeon at 5:00 p.m.
    He told me what was coming out and what was staying in and how he was going to do it.
    “This won’t be keyhole Sancho. It needs to be done and it needs to be done fast. I will schedule it in for Thursday evening, but I won’t do it if I am too tired. Otherwise it’s Saturday morning. If we get to it quickly we can cure this.”
    Like most surgeons, blunt and right to the point.
    He did it when he said.
    What I didn’t realise is that these blokes rarely use the c-word … “cure”.
    He was right.


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  34. Damn! late night tonight not often I’m up ’til midnight but the A League “fitba” in Perth doesn’t kick-off until after 10pm tonight …….!

    What gives?

    Whose television schedule demands a timeslot that late?


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  35. Guess you guys saw this already? The ABC is only talking about it because it is a State, not a Federal agency.

    The malevolence of the QLD Public Trustee makes Centrelink look like The Benevolent Society.

    This has been known for decades.

    Politicians of both stripes have done little about it because there are no votes in it.


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  36. Bill Shorten has urged Australians to buy electric cars because petrol prices are so high, while blaming Scott Morrison for the unaffordability of EVs.

    The former Labor leader has called on the government to make electric vehicles, more affordable as a solution to the high cost of living.

    Mr Shorten, who is paid $211,250 of public funds per year as a federal politician, drives a taxpayer-subsidised $60,900 Tesla and said he enjoys not facing the same rising fuel expenses as most Australian drivers.

    Daily Mail


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  37. Mr Shorten, who is paid $211,250 of public funds per year as a federal politician, drives a taxpayer-subsidised $60,900 Tesla and said he enjoys not facing the same rising fuel expenses as most Australian drivers.

    Hmmm….

    I dunno, Cats. Does anyone else see what’s off about this?


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  38. TFM:

    She resubmits, rejected, rejected, rejected, all on individual different grounds each time, because god forbid they give you all the objections in one hit so they can be dealt with.
    Requests if she can have a caravan on her property while applications are going in etc.
    No.
    More than a year of this so far, poor cow.
    Running out of money because some mongs in the council are lazy, incompetent brain dead shits.

    This sort of crap is where the disgruntled citizen finally cracks, digs up her AK 47 and massacres everyone in the front office.
    Justice is where she gets off with hunting out of season.


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  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
    March 15, 2022 at 5:35 pm
    Losing this court case feels like we’ve lost our chance for a safe future
    Anjali Sharma
    Student and climate activist

    Fucking entitled brats; I hope when rub and tug gets in and gives this brats what they want, when the lights go out their wailing is loud and long.

    The Judgment Summary is here.

    What is galling in this Judgment is their reference to the fact that neither the government or Whitehaven contested the IPCC proof of climate change evidence which was shovelled into the court in the primary hearing. Because it was uncontested the Appeals Bench also had to accept that it was undisputed. Whitehaven wanted to keep a low profile and allow the government to use the Jones/Bolt defence that Australia’s contribution to CO2 levels was so slight no duty demanded by the brats of the minister could be proportionate. It worked so I guess their strategy was ultimately successful but it’s still galling that this shit evidence is before the courts as a given.


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  40. Very true FM. So MANY CEOs from regional LGAs move to other regional LGAs… it’s very swampy…

    Had a fair bit to do with van Styn back in the day…


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  41. Mr Shorten, who is paid $211,250 of public funds per year as a federal politician, drives a taxpayer-subsidised $60,900 Tesla and said he enjoys not facing the same rising fuel expenses as most Australian drivers.

    Bill’s always had a heart for the workers.


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  42. Mr Shorten, who is paid $211,250 of public funds per year as a federal politician, drives a taxpayer-subsidised $60,900 Tesla and said he enjoys not facing the same rising fuel expenses as most Australian drivers.

    Unkind soul on the “Daily Mail” wants to know if Shorten’s car has been modified, so his little legs can reach the pedals…..


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  43. Mr Shorten, who is paid $211,250 of public funds per year as a federal politician, drives a taxpayer-subsidised $60,900 Tesla and said he enjoys not facing the same rising fuel expenses as most Australian drivers.

    “Pull up the ladder, Jack, I’m all right…”


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  44. Mr Shorten, who is paid $211,250 of public funds per year as a federal politician, drives a taxpayer-subsidised $60,900 Tesla and said he enjoys not facing the same rising fuel expenses as most Australian drivers.

    Hope it catches fire and burns his house down.


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  45. callisays:

    March 15, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    I’ve been told lots of things. All interesting, some even believable. Trouble is I ask way too many questions.

    Ha ha, yes.
    As far as I could see, all you were saying was “I don’t see conclusive evidence either way. I am holding on forming a final view on this one.”
    A perfectly reasonable position.
    The response from Schrodinger was not at all reasonable.


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  46. Mr Shorten, who is paid $211,250 of public funds per year as a federal politician, drives a taxpayer-subsidised $60,900 Tesla and said he enjoys not facing the same rising fuel expenses as most Australian drivers.

    Could he lose two unloseables in a row?
    Why, I do believe he could.
    Remember Bowen’s response to his “tax da rich” policies in 2019?
    “If you don’t like it, don’t vote for it.”
    We didn’t.
    And we didn’t.


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  47. Knuckle Draggersays:

    March 15, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Because this door is wide open –

    Question: What is a 18 slot road rager cash-box?

    Answer: The Carlton ALFW run-on team.

    I just get a feeling that this may not be the correct answer.
    Please don’t tell lies here.
    It’s unbecoming.


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  48. Whose television schedule demands a timeslot that late?

    Not sure if it’s on any of the TEN stations but I watch AL via the Paramount streamer
    Perth is 3 hours behind Sydney so they’ve a WA kick-off 7.05pm ..
    Gets worse their weekend game is a close to midnight kick-off affair .. I won’t be up for that .. LOL!


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  49. All those people posting their various health and medical conditions should note that mine are fascinating. Others, perhaps, not so much.
    Actually that’s a porky. I enjoy all the gory details.
    Had my pacemaker tweaked. Leaping about like a 60 year old.


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  50. The malevolence of the QLD Public Trustee makes Centrelink look like The Benevolent Society.

    The various state public trustees were founded because at the time lawyers were too expensive.

    How ironic.

    Really stuffing things up requires government.


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  51. You hit on the reason given for such a separation.

    But the reality is it was done to insulate council staff from those horrible plebs who have the gall to expect services and help from those they rule over.

    The amount of economic and social wreckage they cause is massive.
    The Main Street has buildings which have been empty for decades.

    Here’s their wank after jacking rates 12% in 2 years.

    https://www.everythinggeraldton.com.au/geraldton-news/2013/04/24/2013424the-rate-debate


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  52. Mr Shorten, who is paid $211,250 of public funds per year as a federal politician, drives a taxpayer-subsidised $60,900 Tesla and said he enjoys not facing the same rising fuel expenses as most Australian drivers.

    If Mr Shorten were to drive an ICE car instead, he would still “not [be] facing the same rising fuel expenses as most Australian drivers”, because he would have a Commonwealth issued fuel card to put all his petrol/diesel costs on the taxpayer purse.

    Lying hypocrite.


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  53. Bill Shorten has urged Australians to buy electric cars because petrol prices are so high, while blaming Scott Morrison for the unaffordability of EVs.

    This year electricity price rises are going to be huge. Gas prices are humungous ($11.50/GJ according to AEMO just now) and thermal coal prices are at stratospheric heights I wouldn’t’ve believed possible a few years ago.

    Maybe Kevin can talk to ScoMo and get him to OK a few gas fracking wells and new coal mines. Also to prevent closure of Eraring and Liddell. I’m sure he feels great pain for the suffering of ordinary people whenever they get their electricity and gas bills.

    The price of coal has doubled since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (15 Mar)

    European thermal coal prices have more than doubled since the start of the war in Ukraine—from $186 per metric ton on Feb. 23, to $462 by March 10—according to an analysis based on the Rotterdam benchmark by Rystad Energy, an Oslo-based energy research company. Prices moderated since last week but still remain twice as high as before the invasion.

    Australia’s Newcastle futures contract, a benchmark for Asian prices, touched $440 per ton on March 2, and remained above $400 last week.

    The skyrocketing price is a result of already tight global coal supplies tightening further as western sanctions made it difficult to trade Russian coal. Russia is the third-largest exporter of coal.

    “There is simply an almost complete absence of surplus thermal coal available globally,” Steve Hulton, vice president for coal at Rystad Energy, said in a statement. Hulton projected that coal prices could breach $500 a ton.

    That’ll feed straight into electricity prices here too.


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  54. Callis quip reminds me of a Mark Twain quote.

    A lot of interesting things have happened in my life, some of which actually occurred


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  55. Fears began when he was a newborn: Kumanjayi Walker’s tragic life before he was shot by NT cop Zachary Rolfe

    It was the copper who ended up on the stand, not the social justice warriors.

    It hardly seems fair when you think about it. Zachary walked straight into a mess created by bureaucrats over a couple of decades, and he’s left holding the bag.


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  56. Had my pacemaker tweaked. Leaping about like a 60 year old.

    My pacemaker is a Roadrager Cashbox 18 speed.
    I run it from the @jumpalead app on my smart phone.
    Fully adjustable.
    Don’t know what happens if my phone battery runs flat.


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  57. Boambee John:

    Is Alice Springs all that much better than the “communities”?

    Oh yes.
    Yes it is.
    But on the other hand, that’s where all the politics emanates from. So it’s a bit like the rotten apple which has infected the rest of the barrel but some of the rest are still -somewhat – edible.


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  58. All those people posting their various health and medical conditions should note that mine are fascinating. Others, perhaps, not so much.
    Actually that’s a porky. I enjoy all the gory details.

    I had two front (lower jaw) teeth out this morning, clearing the way for some denture work.

    I’m now getting more gaps than I have teeth. These gaps, however, are more visible than the others.

    Collingwood supporter confirmed.


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  59. NT police need to justify carrying of guns in remote communities, says MP
    Zach Hope
    By Zach Hope
    March 15, 2022 — 6.59pm

    Parliamentary elder statesman Warren Snowdon has called on the Northern Territory police force to justify why officers must always carry guns while on duty in remote Aboriginal communities.

    Mr Snowdon, who has served the vast electorate of what is now Lingiari for more than 30 years, said remote policing procedures should be reviewed and community leaders heard in the conversation, which must also address poverty, alienation and the “international disgrace” of Aboriginal incarceration rates.

    The 2019 Yuendumu shooting death of Aboriginal man Kumanjayi Walker by white officer Zachary Rolfe, who on Friday was acquitted of all charges in the Supreme Court, prompted the anguished Warlpiri people of the desert to call for “no more guns” and karrinjarla muwajarri, or police ceasefire.

    “There were issues [in Yuendumu], obviously, and I don’t want to make judgements around trying to detain someone,” Mr Snowdon said. “But most instances, in most circumstances which involve people in communities, don’t require weapons. Not at all. In fact, quite the opposite.

    “There needs to be justification made for the continuation of that practice [of carrying guns], in my view. And there may well be justifications that I don’t understand or appreciate, but I think a conversation needs to be had.”

    The Northern Territory Police Association said officers needed to be armed to protect themselves and others. Such was the case in Yuendumu, it said.

    In that incident, Constable Rolfe, a decorated officer, fired three rounds into Mr Walker’s back and torso after the latter stabbed him in the shoulder and then wrestled with a fellow arresting officer.

    A Darwin jury determined all three shots were legally justified in the circumstances.

    Three days before his death, Mr Walker, 19, charged at two local Yuendumu-based policemen with an axe during an attempt at arrest for the breach of a court order. No one was injured, and neither officer drew their guns.

    While the officers admitted to freezing or being at Mr Walker’s mercy, the trial also heard they did not believe he intended to hurt them. The “axe incident”, as it became known, was ultimately a Warlpiri display of bravado, one of them testified.

    “There are many fine community police in the Northern Territory who work their guts out to try and work with Aboriginal communities,” Mr Snowdon said. “It’s worth noting the people involved in this incident weren’t [based in Yuendumu].

    “In many communities, the police who have been there for some period have become well-loved and are seen as part of the community. I mean, I’ve been to funerals of prominent Aboriginal people where the police have been very important in the funeral ceremonies because of their relationship with the deceased.

    “I think we’ve got to be understanding of the circumstances in which [police] work, but also understand and appreciate the frustrations Aboriginal people feel as a result of the justice system.”

    About 25 per cent of the Northern Territory’s population is Aboriginal. In Lingiari, which includes everywhere outside the capital of Darwin, it is more than 40 per cent, according to the 2016 Census.

    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.

    The retiring MP joined the Warlpiri in questioning why the 12-person jury was mostly caucasian, by crude observation only, and contained no Aboriginal members.

    “How does that work?” he asked. “I’m not saying there was any intent around the construct of the jury, but you have to ask the question. I think it’s something worth contemplating a little further.”

    In the iconic red centre, the first inhabitants often live in “appalling” conditions, while disengaged and alienated young people in Alice Springs involve themselves in anti-social behaviour on an almost nightly basis. The story was complex, Mr Snowdon said, but, in his view, was rooted in poverty and a sense of alienation.

    “The over-representation of Aboriginal people in the justice system is an international disgrace and there has got to be alternatives,” he said.

    “It costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to send people to prison. Why don’t we spend the hundreds of thousands on prevention strategies at the front end rather than the back?

    “That’s what we should be doing. Sadly, governments are reluctant to do that, it appears.”

    Addressing the gun question on Tuesday morning, NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner told Darwin radio station Mix FM that officers had to “have the kit they need … [and] whether it’s a gun or not a gun, that’s a decision for police command”.

    Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt said the issue was a matter for the states and territories, but he urged the Northern Territory leadership to discuss remote policing with Aboriginal communities.



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  60. Miss A at 8:40.
    Being serious for a moment, that is one of the reasons I crack the shits with people calling Straya a shithole.
    I think plenty of people here would attest that, if you really insist on getting sick, this is the best country in the world in which to do it.
    Yes, yes, I know JC will tell you that only Harvard or Yale med school will do. Of course, the quality of service in the US is good, as long as you can pay for it.
    The NHS in the UK? Off you go.
    Asia? Again, possibly OK depending on where you are and if you have enough cash. Or not.


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  61. Mole at 8:42.
    I agree.
    I get why you don’t want councillors involved in day-to-day stuff.
    You’d end up with a Greens councillor turning up to every vegetation management tree haircut.
    But banning councillors from accompanying ratepayers (you know, the ones financing the shit-show) to scheduled meetings with staff is a protection racket.
    I am on an advisory committee for our local council. You have just filled my book ‘o questions for the next meeting.


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  62. Bernard Gaynor
    10 hrs ·

    More than 1,000 Catholic school teachers in Victoria alone have been sacked for choosing not to take the experimental Covid vaccine.

    This is outrageous.

    I am not involved in this – but there are efforts underway for a class action against the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

    If you have been affected, get in contact: catholic.edu.vic.classaction@gmail.com
    I hope you obtain justice.

    Anzac Te Oka
    If the unvaccinated number really is 1000, which is a great polling sample, then the so called figures of 98% vaccinated is a steaming pile of…………….?

    https://www.facebook.com/BernardGaynorBlog


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  63. That’ll feed straight into electricity prices here too.

    All the generators get paid … that’s what the AEMO does.

    more generators hitting the market means more generators need to be paid.

    there is nowhere for energy prices to go except up


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  64. Bruce of Newcastlesays:
    March 15, 2022 at 8:46 pm
    Bill Shorten has urged Australians to buy electric cars because petrol prices are so high, while blaming Scott Morrison for the unaffordability of EVs.

    This year electricity price rises are going to be huge. Gas prices are humungous ($11.50/GJ according to AEMO just now) and thermal coal prices are at stratospheric heights I wouldn’t’ve believed possible a few years ago.

    Maybe Kevin can talk to ScoMo and get him to OK a few gas fracking wells and new coal mines. Also to prevent closure of Eraring and Liddell. I’m sure he feels great pain for the suffering of ordinary people whenever they get their electricity and gas bills.

    Tits is an arsehole; the seat of Hunter will change from the liars to PHON. The issue will be however if rub and tug wins the supply of electricity not its cost. My prediction is, if rub and tug wins he will collude with matt fucking kean to close Liddell and Eraring ahead of schedule and can the proposed new Kurri gas plant and power rationing will follow within 1 month of Liddell’s closure.


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  65. I think plenty of people here would attest that, if you really insist on getting sick, this is the best country in the world in which to do it.
    Yes, yes, I know JC will tell you that only Harvard or Yale med school will do. Of course, the quality of service in the US is good, as long as you can pay for it.

    Yes Sanchez. If you’re looking for nursing care this place is fine- great even. If you’re looking for medical care the only real docs are taught at Ivy League and the two major universities in the UK. Anyone else, even for an ingrown toe nail, you’re taking your life in your hands.


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  66. the reasons I crack the shits with people calling Straya a shithole.

    like you cracked the shits with the truck-driver?

    … It is a shit-hole because it’s full liars


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  67. If you’re looking for medical care the only real docs are taught at Ivy League and the two major universities in the UK.

    I thought Melbourne and Sydney were meant to be ok. (Incidentally, the head of medicine at Cambridge is a Melbourne graduate.)
    Also I still think you’re being harsh on the London teaching hospitals and the ancient Scottish universities. Lots of Melbourne and Sydney graduates go to the UK for clinical training or postgraduate studies and they don’t all end up at the Radcliffe or Addenbrookes.


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  68. I had two front (lower jaw) teeth out this morning …

    My brother (ex-Copper) would want to know if you passed the teeth-to-tatts ratio …

    More teeth than tatts … probably OK

    More tatts than teeth … keep your hand near the taser


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  69. Anyone else, even for an ingrown toe nail, you’re taking your life in your hands.

    Come on, man!
    We have world class hyper-bowl treatment facilities here.
    🙂


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  70. Hey Matrix.
    How are you managing to get on all those work sites as a “pureblood”?
    If it is not a personal question … are you jabbed?


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  71. Tim

    It’s a little tongue in cheek, but I think doctoring in Australia and the UK has been absolutely ruined by the Soviet system we follow in medical care. American docs are far more independent minded.

    I thought Melbourne and Sydney were meant to be ok. (Incidentally, the head of medicine at Cambridge is a Melbourne graduate.)

    Melb and sydney are the only two I ever halfway trust. The rest are nursing schools.


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  72. How are you managing to get on all those work sites as a “pureblood”?

    sorry, mong … where did you get the ‘pureblood’ thing from ?

    or are you running at the mouth with a stream of lies again?


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  73. Religious Discrimination Bill Part 4/5 – I told you so, Australian Christian Lobby

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZI_b7vza1s

    Mar 14, 2022
    Bernard Gaynor
    I warned the Australian Christian Lobby that it was playing with fire over the Anti-Discrimination Bill. I was ignored…

    0:00 Introduction
    0:41 Is it possible I am wrong about the Religious Discrimination Bill?
    1:06 How can I criticise Martyn Iles when he is such a nice guy?
    1:55 Is it wise to criticise the Australian Christian Lobby when it does so much good?
    3:19 Aren’t I destroying Christian unity which is needed now more than ever?
    3:48 Why am I blaming the ACL for amendments brought in by the Labor Party?
    6:14 Shouldn’t I approach the ACL and sort this out privately?
    7:19 Don’t I just have a beef with the ACL ‘cos it hasn’t helped me?


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  74. It’s a little tongue in cheek, but I think doctoring in Australia and the UK has been absolutely ruined by the Soviet system we follow in medical care. American docs are far more independent minded.

    The Australian system has undoubtedly taken its toll. A contemporary of mine who works in the hospital system told me that there are still a reasonable number of “professional” (in the true sense) doctors in our hospitals but the overall ambience is getting more and more public service.

    And I did presume that you might not have refused treatment in the US from, say, someone from Johns Hopkins.


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  75. Religious Discrimination Bill Part 5/5 – Protestants can only ever be religious freedom losers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cguCwq_5ILs

    Mar 14, 2022
    Bernard Gaynor
    In the short term, Christians need to understand that the only political fix they can achieve in relation to their problems is to stop the rot: don’t make things worse.

    Supporting the the Religious Discrimination Bill is the opposite of not making things worse.

    But the real solution to this problem is to understand that there is only one Church any government can properly recognise as the true Christian religion: it is the Catholic Church.


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  76. Tim, JC.
    I can only talk about my own and Mrs Panzer’s experience, which was in the private system.
    Both still alive.
    No second mortgage required.


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  77. AMSA have all docs nuts in a vice.

    Doesn’t matter what they do, a government body can second guess them and make them dance for 8 months at a time


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  78. This is an excellent breakdown.
    Batteries, they do not make electricity – they store electricity produced elsewhere, primarily by coal, uranium, natural gas-powered plants, or diesel-fueled generators. So, to say an EV is a zero-emission vehicle is not at all valid.
    Also, since forty percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. is from coal-fired plants, it follows that forty percent of the EVs on the road are coal-powered, do you see?”
    Einstein’s formula, E=MC2, tells us it takes the same amount of energy to move a five-thousand-pound gasoline-driven automobile a mile as it does an electric one. The only question again is what produces the power? To reiterate, it does not come from the battery; the battery is only the storage device, like a gas tank in a car.
    There are two orders of batteries, rechargeable, and single-use. The most common single-use batteries are A, AA, AAA, C, D. 9V, and lantern types. Those dry-cell species use zinc, manganese, lithium, silver oxide, or zinc and carbon to store electricity chemically. Please note they all contain toxic, heavy metals.
    Rechargeable batteries only differ in their internal materials, usually lithium-ion, nickel-metal oxide, and nickel-cadmium. The United States uses three billion of these two battery types a year, and most are not recycled; they end up in landfills. California is the only state which requires all batteries be recycled. If you throw your small, used batteries in the trash, here is what happens to them.
    All batteries are self-discharging. That means even when not in use, they leak tiny amounts of energy. You have likely ruined a flashlight or two from an old, ruptured battery. When a battery runs down and can no longer power a toy or light, you think of it as dead; well, it is not. It continues to leak small amounts of electricity. As the chemicals inside it run out, pressure builds inside the battery’s metal casing, and eventually, it cracks. The metals left inside then ooze out. The ooze in your ruined flashlight is toxic, and so is the ooze that will inevitably leak from every battery in a landfill. All batteries eventually rupture; it just takes rechargeable batteries longer to end up in the landfill.
    In addition to dry cell batteries, there are also wet cell ones used in automobiles, boats, and motorcycles. The good thing about those is, ninety percent of them are recycled. Unfortunately, we do not yet know how to recycle single-use ones properly.
    But that is not half of it. For those of you excited about electric cars and a green revolution, I want you to take a closer look at batteries and also windmills and solar panels. These three technologies share what we call environmentally destructive production costs.
    A typical EV battery weighs one thousand pounds, about the size of a travel trunk. It contains twenty-five pounds of lithium, sixty pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminum, steel, and plastic. Inside are over 6,000 individual lithium-ion cells.
    It should concern you that all those toxic components come from mining. For instance, to manufacture each EV auto battery, you must process 25,000 pounds of brine for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of ore for the nickel, and 25,000 pounds of ore for copper. All told, you dig up 500,000 pounds of the earth’s crust for just – one – battery.”
    Sixty-eight percent of the world’s cobalt, a significant part of a battery, comes from the Congo. Their mines have no pollution controls, and they employ children who die from handling this toxic material. Should we factor in these diseased kids as part of the cost of driving an electric car?”
    I’d like to leave you with these thoughts. California is building the largest battery in the world near San Francisco, and they intend to power it from solar panels and windmills. They claim this is the ultimate in being ‘green,’ but it is not. This construction project is creating an environmental disaster. Let me tell you why.
    The main problem with solar arrays is the chemicals needed to process silicate into the silicon used in the panels. To make pure enough silicon requires processing it with hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrogen fluoride, trichloroethane, and acetone. In addition, they also need gallium, arsenide, copper-indium-gallium- diselenide, and cadmium-telluride, which also are highly toxic. Silicon dust is a hazard to the workers, and the panels cannot be recycled.
    Windmills are the ultimate in embedded costs and environmental destruction. Each weighs 1688 tons (the equivalent of 23 houses) and contains 1300 tons of concrete, 295 tons of steel, 48 tons of iron, 24 tons of fiberglass, and the hard to extract rare earths neodymium, praseodymium, and dysprosium. Each blade weighs 81,000 pounds and will last 15 to 20 years, at which time it must be replaced. We cannot recycle used blades.
    There may be a place for these technologies, but you must look beyond the myth of zero emissions.
    “Going Green” may sound like the Utopian ideal but when you look at the hidden and embedded costs realistically with an open mind, you can see that Going Green is more destructive to the Earth’s environment than meets the eye, for sure.



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  79. Oh, and “pureblood”?

    no, you piece of shit … you put it quotes as if I’d said it.

    you verballing school-girl.

    …is it something I’ve said or, are you lying again ?


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  80. Matrix.
    Still here?
    You’re double jabbed right?
    When’s the booster?
    The big shopping centres surely wouldn’t take the risk with critical air-con services.
    Would they?


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  81. Easy, tiger.
    It seems we are at cross-purposes.
    I put “pureblood” in quotation marks because it is a St Ruth saying.
    I wanted to make it clear that it wasn’t my term.
    Sorry for the confusion.
    Perhaps I should have footnoted my post with an attribution to St Ruth.
    [Scab picking. Please stop.]


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  82. Sancho, a road ranger gearbox has 18 gears not sixteen

    My 1st CFS Brigade had a 13,000 L ‘Bulkie’ with a V8 Caterpillar Diesel and RR box with ‘splitter’ on both the box and the diff.

    I got my semi licence to drive that, and it sounded wicked – and I learned a *huge* amount of respect for heavy truck drivers: the clutch in that thing was *only* for moving off from stationary. All other gear changes (up or down) were done by balancing the ‘push or pull’ through the drive line. Get it right, and you didnt need the clutch. Get it wrong, and the clutch didnt help you.


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  83. Religious Discrimination Bill Part 3/5 – Baking for Beelzebub

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cESPbFprao4

    Mar 14, 2022
    Bernard Gaynor
    If the Religious Discrimination Bill ever passes, Christians will be forced to bake cakes honouring Satan and much, much more…

    0:00 Introduction
    0:26 Do existing religious discrimination laws protect Christians?
    2:17 Will more anti-discrimination laws solve the problems of anti-discrimination law?
    4:15 What type of people work in the anti-discrimination industry?
    8:40 Has an anti-discrimination law ever been improved?
    10:37 Do anti-discrimination laws ever have unintended consequences?
    13:42 Who were the architects of the Religious Discrimination Bill?
    14:35 Does the Religious Discrimination Bill create a mechanism to complain against Christians?
    18:40 Who will be the beneficiaries of the Religious Discrimination Bill?


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  84. Those Russian columns still bogged down?
    Would they not have their equivalent the likes of Jackie Lambert directing the traffic?
    Hang on. What have I got wrong here?


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  85. If the Religious Discrimination Bill ever passes, Christians will be forced to bake cakes honouring Satan and much, much more…

    It’s not much but s 28A of the SDA does prevent weirdos getting personal services from people who don’t want to wax their groin, for example.

    Under NSW law, clearly it is meant to refer to Jews, but religion may be claimed as “race” as “race includes “ethno-religious” groups. Maybe illegal in NSW under s 7 (1) (c)?

    (c) requires the aggrieved person to comply with a requirement or condition with which a substantially higher proportion of persons not of that race, or who have a relative or associate not of that race, comply or are able to comply, being a requirement which is not reasonable having regard to the circumstances of the case and with which the aggrieved person does not or is not able to comply.

    “We are Irish Catholic/Serbian Orthodox, we don’t bake cakes that praise Satan…”

    I’d buy that as an Anti Discrimination Commissioner.


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  86. Would they not have their equivalent the likes of Jackie Lambert directing the traffic?

    Bwah ha ha ha ha.
    That is a funny mental image.
    “Youse Ruskie fuckers better move yez fuckin’ arses. Especially the one with the … Big Package!”


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  87. Sancho,
    Some truck gearboxes are fully automatic, many are autos shift, but there are still a huge number of road ranger boxes out there. They come in all different configurations and numbers of gears.
    At present we have an old Mack water cart with an 18 speed in it and like Duk said clutch to get going and stop, the rest is done by feel and sound. $00 rpm per gear and 200 rpm per split. Watch the tacho and keep listening and feel the click in the box.
    Here in WA an HR license can be for an auto, a synchro box or a roadie. Obviously if you have the roadie licence you are presumed to be capable of the other two.
    Out at Murrin Murrin the enormous triple road trains that haul on private roads have an 18 speed roadie in them. They haul 270 tonne of product and weigh around 400 tonnes all up.
    They don’t make an auto that can handle that stress. Mistime it when starting off and even a roadie will go pop, which will earn the driver a window seat on the next plane out.


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  88. Is the diff thing the red button you pop up and down.
    I think I might have driven one of those.

    Its been a while but ours was a 13 spd and had 2 buttons on the stick. Unloaded, you only used every 3rd gear or so.


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  89. The Catholic Class Action Collective – Vic (TCCAC V) #Catholic #Teachers #Victoria #Unfairdismissal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDE1Mq_5hBw

    Mar 14, 2022
    The Catholic Class Action Collective – Victoria
    More than 1000 teachers have been dismissed and now in the process of being terminated by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) for simply enacting informed consent to a medical procedure without coercion. They declined to accept a trial drug (this position is 100% supported by The Vatican’s Holy See in writing) or refused to disclose their medical status in line with the Privacy Act 1988 (Australian law).

    The culture of silence and discriminatory practices within Catholic Education Melbourne and the cover-up’s that have taken, and continue to take place by the organisation, will be revealed in a forthcoming (uncensored) documentary exposing what is occurring behind closed doors.
    The TCCAC-V Committee are in the process of enacting legal advice to reinstate and compensate the people who have suffered unimaginable pain and suffering through discrimination, workplace bullying, segregation, marginalisation, intimidation, psychological abuse, negligence, an absence of health and wellbeing support and a lifeline of support and assistance through communications.

    This act of inhumane cruelty taken by the organisation will no longer be tolerated or covered up.

    Please share your story, support the cause or join the class action by emailing: catholic.edu.vic or voice your concerns/support to MACS on
    [email & phone numbers in link above]

    Please consider contacting these people to voice your concerns:
    [email & phone numbers in link above]

    Archbishop Peter Comensoli (Diocese of Melbourne) –

    Bishop Paul Bird (Diocese of Ballarat) –

    Bishop Greg Bennet (Diocese of Sale) –

    Bishop Shane Mackinlay (Diocese of Sandhurst) –

    Mr Tim O’Leary, Chairman CECV (Catholic Education Commission Victoria) –

    Mr Jim Miles, MACS (Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools) Executive Director –

    Mr Tom Sexton, DOBCEL (Diocese of Ballarat Catholic Education Limited) – Executive Director –

    Ms Maria Kirkwood, CEO (Catholic Education Office, Sale) – Director –

    Mr Paul Desmond, CEO (Catholic Education Office, Sandhurst) – Executive Director –

    * Principal of your school (google your school and parish).


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  90. This one’s for Cats with a interest in military history. The reading, over a couple of good single malts, is John Edwards biography of John Curtin, As one reviewer said, it’s not a whitewash, more a greywash of Curtin and the Labor Party, but the author makes the claim that “the fall of Corregidor, five months after Pearl Harbor, was the last of Japan’s victories in the Pacific War.” (P 60.)

    Anyone care to comment?


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  91. (from above post by srr)
    Did Bernard Gaynor really say this:

    But the real solution to this problem is to understand that there is only one Church any government can properly recognise as the true Christian religion: it is the Catholic Church.



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  92. Religious Discrimination Bill Part 1 – Do not donate another cent to the Australian Christian Lobby

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPuBYQA971o

    Mar 14, 2022
    Bernard Gaynor
    The Religious Discrimination Bill might have slipped from the front page a month ago but you need to understand what happened and the threat that still faces us.

    Christian freedom in Australia was almost destroyed. And the Australian Christian Lobby, more than any other organisation, promoted this disaster. It continues to do so.

    You should not donate to this organisation again. It continues to campaign for a Religious Discrimination Bill. But all it is doing is empowering the ‘Thought Police’.


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  93. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupiditysays:

    March 15, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    (from above post by srr)
    Did Bernard Gaynor really say this:

    I genuinely hope not.
    But, it’s ussr so probably a bum steer.


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  94. KD at 8.27pm wins the interwebs for today:

    Question: What is a 18 slot road rager cash-box?

    Answer: The Carlton ALFW run-on team.

    I LOL’d as all the cool kids say.


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  95. Zulu,
    I think your time could be better spent..
    I hope you were gifted a book like that.

    I was – the giver was a family member who is a good staunch Labor man, and a staunch unionist, married to a rabid Greenie. I have asked how they reconcile the views on the redistribution of wealth, with the fact that they are inherited wealth. I was gravely assured that the redistribution of wealth is to be at a national level.

    I am gifting them a copy of Hal Colebatches book on the misdeeds of the union movement during World War Two….


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  96. Sancho, the red Eaton diff button was a long time ago, in fact I think I read about the indigenous having trucks like that when they crossed the land bridge from PNG. It was in a Pascoe book, maybe!


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  97. I feel as if ball lightning justice is imminent.

    the ball lightening grew in size and intensity but fortunately sancho quipped and the old bull-shit field collapsed suddenly and was almost instantly replaced with a new one

    Jussie Sancho … not mental

    seriously

    not


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  98. Ball lightning is a thing, mole.
    But ball lightning as a form of divine intervention in a mugging?
    I’m putting that in the “needs further investigation” column*.

    * I’m just being polite. It’s firmly inked into the “total fucking bullshit” column.


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  99. No charges for rock-thrower who hit Yuendumu nurse after Zachary Rolfe shot Kumanjayi Walker

    Exclusive
    Kristin Shorten
    Investigative Journalist
    @itsKShort
    An hour ago March 15, 2022

    A Yuendumu man who confessed to police that he was “shooting rocks” at an ambulance on the night Kumanjayi Walker died was not charged over the incident despite the nurse driving being hit in the head with a large rock.

    Rocks pelted police vehicles as they sped through Yuendumu to get back from the tiny airstrip on its outskirts to the police station on the other side of the community.



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  100. How does suing the Melbourne Catholic Archdiocese (is it “Melbourne” – Sydney is split in two), help the teachers the Catholic Schools Office – in NSW, in one diocese, had to sack, under government edict?

    You sue your ethno-religious group until they agree to the terms of your political protest you want to make against a third party?


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  101. A night on the Greens.

    Alice Workman
    Strewth Editor
    @workmanalice
    5:49PM March 15, 2022
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    The ACT Greens have turned their strategy to win a second lower house seat up to 11.

    Canberra candidate Tim Hollo is hosting three free music gigs in Haig Park, starting on Friday and aptly titled A Night On The Greens.

    There’s a pop-up bar by trendy local brewers Bentspoke and a BBQ, with proceeds going to the ACT Refugee Action Collective.

    Hollo was media director for former Greens leader Christine Milne, and now runs an environment communications firm. His CV boasts roles as executive director of the Green’s official think tank Green Institute, founder of Green Music, delegate on the Federal Council of Musicians Australia (a branch of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance) and violinist in the string quartet FourPlay. Boom tish.

    The music fest has been organised as part of Adam Bandt’s policy to pay artists properly.

    The ACT Greens promised that everyone who stepped on stage would receive the Musicians Australia union arts minimum fee of $250.

    But who is coughing up the cash?

    Hollo’s latest newsletter, signed off with a “tuneful thanks”, includes a donation link for local members to help cover the costs.



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  102. A Yuendumu man who confessed to police that he was “shooting rocks” at an ambulance on the night Kumanjayi Walker died was not charged over the incident despite the nurse driving being hit in the head with a large rock.

    The nurses are a big part of the problem.
    I’m losing sympathy for them – fast.


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  103. Quadrant magazine is calling Kumanjayi Walker “The Northern Territory’s own George Floyd.”

    They’re correct.
    They’re both career criminals who were killed at work through their own lack of diligence to OH&S.


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  104. Anatoly Karlin (Z,Z)
    @akarlin0
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    6m
    The UINM is the central ideological nation-building institution of the Ukrainian state since 2006, this hilarious pseudo-racialism/quack enthropology (optics be damned even now) is entirely typical of its rhetoric. Goes some way to explaining why things went down as they did.

    Quote Tweet
    Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance
    @Uinp_gov_ua
    · 18h
    Argument #9: Ukrainians and russians have different origin

    Interesting.


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  105. The nurses are a big part of the problem.
    I’m losing sympathy for them – fast.

    Dunno, Sal. Tribal law in Western Australia goes like this. You throw stones at the ambulance, you break into the nurses houses, smash their car windscreens, the old men of the tribe take you into the bush, break both your legs and whistlecock you. They let the nurse know where you are, and it’s up to her to decide whether she arrives to collect you..


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  106. We used to own a holiday home in Lancelin. One evening, my mate and I were doing the dishes. What I can only describe as a ball (about half the size of a basketball) of pinkish-white light drifted past the window over the sink and then came back through the flywire (we stepped back, obviously) and over the sink. It sat there for maybe two seconds and then moved towards the water spout of the sink. It hit that and bzzzzt, it was suddenly gone.

    We all saw it (four adults — all sober) and think it may have been some form of ball lightning.


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  107. Western Australia is very different to NT & Qld:

    Western Australia goes like this.
    You throw stones at the ambulance, you break into the nurses houses, smash their car windscreens,
    the old men of the tribe take you into the bush,
    break both your legs and whistlecock you.
    They let the nurse know where you are, and it’s up to her to decide whether she arrives to collect you..

    Y’all should secede.


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  108. Western Australia goes like this.
    You throw stones at the ambulance, you break into the nurses houses, smash their car windscreens,
    the old men of the tribe take you into the bush,
    break both your legs and whistlecock you.
    They let the nurse know where you are, and it’s up to her to decide whether she arrives to collect you..

    I used to work in the back blocks of the Goldfields … I mean w-a-y out.

    In a particular location one night, the locals had destroyed the nursing post and were intent on attacking the nurses’ quarters.

    Nurses fled to the school compound. (No joke, it was fenced off behind cyclone wire and barbed wire topping.)

    The principal (early 30s, about 6’5″ on the old scale), made sure everyone was safe in a central room, then went outside to “calm the mob”.

    He spoke to them for a while and it all calmed down. He raised his arms and said, plans out, “OK people, just go home”.

    As he did, a length of sharpened re-bar came over the fence and caught him below the armpit, skidded along his ribs, and passed through out his back.

    And after he was treated in hospital in XXXXXXXXX he went back out there. One of his staff couldn’t take it anymore and had a complete nervous breakdown; we had to fly her out for treatment.

    That’s just couple of the things I saw. And according to my mate in the Kimberley, it’s far, far, FAR worse now.


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  109. I spent a lot of my working life in the Gascoyne, Pilbara and Goldfields regions of WA.
    I learned very early in my working life to keep clear of the aboriginal “communities” and to keep engagement with locals to an absolute minimum.

    The towns are filthy rubbish tips, a huge proportion of the people are shiftless lazy drunks/druggies who will steal anything not nailed down, even low value things like a coil of rope from your vehicle or just smash things for the fun of it.

    I have had tens of thousands of dollars worth of damages done to my work Landcruisers, stolen antennae, spare tyres, jerrycans, tool kits, smashed windows, even lifesaver items like PLBs and first aid kits. They don’t care, if it’s reachable it’s stealable.

    Many people have been horrified by the recent stories coming out about Arnold Walker (now at room temperature) his early life, his record of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, vandalism, and general thuggishness and are appalled that anyone could live like this in modern Australia or how a hell hole like Yuendumu hasn’t been bulldozed flat.

    I’m not one of them. I have seen it all and worse.


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  110. And after he was treated in hospital in XXXXXXXXX he went back out there.

    This is what perpetuates the problem.
    Rosie posted an article earlier, of an event in Yuendumu a couple of years prior to the Walker shooting. The manager of the swimming pool was murdered in his quarters, by a couple of locals who broke in while he was inside, stole stuff, smashed other stuff, & bashed him to death with one of the shovels they used to break in.

    For as long as nurses/teachers/pool managers/other sheep just keep returning to their ransacked quarters, whilst nursing black eyes & bandaged ribs, nothing will change.

    It is their own free choice.

    The situation they are in would not happen at my place.


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  111. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupiditysays:
    March 16, 2022 at 1:34 am
    And after he was treated in hospital in XXXXXXXXX he went back out there.

    This is what perpetuates the problem.
    Rosie posted an article earlier, of an event in Yuendumu a couple of years prior to the Walker shooting. The manager of the swimming pool was murdered in his quarters, by a couple of locals who broke in while he was inside, stole stuff, smashed other stuff, & bashed him to death with one of the shovels they used to break in.

    For as long as nurses/teachers/pool managers/other sheep just keep returning to their ransacked quarters, whilst nursing black eyes & bandaged ribs, nothing will change.

    Yeah but … on The Drum last Friday they had some ABC NT journalist who stated that the clinic was closed at the community and there needs to be an investigation into that. What rubbish, she must have known that the clinic was closed because lives and property were being threatened.

    They want self-determination. Fine, give it to them good and hard. Let them sort out all the assholes in their community, let them stop their people being the FASD capital of the world, let them use their 60,000 years of woo to heal the sick and reinvigorate their communities.

    I am so utterly over all this. Salvatore I’d love to think that your solution of abandoning them could be implemented but sadly the usual cries of racism would emerge and there are too many naïve people out there who think they can save the unredeemable assholes. The narrative is too controlled by activists and I cannot perceive how we can change that.


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  112. Smith dropped a catch he could take with his eyes shut.Pakistan would have been 3 for By her all.
    Maybe he doesn’t want Cummi s to be a wining captain


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  113. Komrade Killers and the display of deep Christian values by a certain “soon to be installed in a safe Labor Lower House seat” Senator – this article in The Australian implies the woman problem for Labor:

    Labor Party’s ‘mean girls’ ostracised Kimberley Kitching
    EXCLUSIVE
    SHARRI MARKSON
    INVESTIGATIONS EDITOR
    @SharriMarkson
    8:31PM MARCH 15, 2022
    259 COMMENTS
    Labor senator Kimberley Kitching was on her way to yoga class when her phone rang.

    It was a journalist alerting her to a story on The Sydney Morning Herald website where opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong was calling for tough laws to target foreign human rights abusers.

    Kitching read the story and felt a wave of shock. She had been imploring Wong to support these very laws for a year and a half, to no avail.

    Kitching even had her own private member’s bill ready to go that Wong would not permit her to table. Even in the usual cut and thrust of politics, this about-face by Wong was breathtaking.

    It fitted a pattern of hostility by senior Labor Party members toward the late senator that put her under strain for a long time before she died.

    The Australian can reveal Kitching was even hauled into a closed-door meeting with Labor’s Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Kristina Keneally, where she was wrongly accused of disloyalty and siding with Liberal minister Linda Reynolds over the Brittany Higgins allegations.

    The unravelling of Kitching’s relationship with senior Labor figures began in late 2018 when, accompanied by then Labor leader Bill Shorten and fellow Labor MP Michael Danby, she first met with Wong to mount the case for laws that would allow Australia to sanction individual human rights ­abusers instead of entire countries.

    The Magnitsky Act had been passed by the US congress in 2012 after Russian tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was arrested, tortured and killed for the “crime” of ex­posing corrupt Russian officials.

    The new laws meant Russian individuals responsible for his death could face personal sanctions – instead of the US having to sanction all of Russia, which would never have happened over one person’s death.

    Kitching, Danby and Shorten made their pitch strongly to Labor’s leading foreign policy brain but Wong was unmoved.

    According to Kitching’s recollection of the conversation, Wong allegedly said: “Over my dead body will we have Magnitsky.”

    Kitching recounted the conversation during a February 2022 interview with The Australian. She also relayed Wong’s “over my dead body” comment to other colleagues as well.

    Danby confirms Wong was against the act. “At that stage, she firmly refused to support it,” he said. “Kimberley and I were ­chagrined because support for this international human rights law seemed obvious to us and had been passed in many countries.”

    The meeting turned sour.

    “She (Wong) stormed off and Bill just sighed and said, ‘Look we’ll do it when we’re in government,’ ” Kitching said in the interview.

    Kitching spoke to The Australian in February 2022 for an investigative article about Labor’s policy approach to China.

    It turned out to be one of her final interviews.

    She volunteered for inclusion in the article detail about the frustration she faced internally when advocating for the Magnitsky-style laws. She said the act was seen as too provocative towards China when hostilities in the Sino-­Australian relationship were ­escalating.

    “One of the things about it is people were worried it was going to upset China,” Kitching said.

    “I feel if we don’t have strategic competition and don’t hold true to our values, we are going to lose sovereignty. It doesn’t matter where human rights abuses occur … We were the fourth of the five eyes to have it (the Magnitsky Act).”

    In another conversation after their first meeting, Kitching claimed she said to Wong: “Listen, it will be passed unanimously, which it was, because no one wants to be on the side of a human rights violator.

    “She (Wong) didn’t like it.”

    Wong declined to respond to questions for this article on her conversations with Kitching or her about-face on the Magnitsky Act.

    When Kitching continued to hit a brick wall with her Labor colleagues, she formed a partnership with chair of the parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security James Paterson, then a backbencher. The pair worked with Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s chief of staff, Justin Bassi.

    Initially, Payne was open to the legislation but soon became very enthusiastic about it, playing a critical role in persuading her cabinet colleagues to support the new sanctions regime.

    At times, Bassi and Kitching would have multiple phone calls a day about the act. They decided the best way to get Labor on board with the legislation, which would need bipartisan support, would be as a result of recommendations from a bilateral committee.

    Payne sent a reference for the Magnitsky Act to be considered to the human rights sub-committee, chaired by Kevin Andrews, of the over-arching committee on foreign affairs, defence and trade in December 2019.

    It meant there would be hearings into the proposed legislation.

    This sparked in Kitching an idea that delighted her. It was a plan she workshopped with Danby over coffee at her favourite hangout, The Lavender Cafe, in Melbourne’s upmarket suburb of Albert Park.

    “She believed if Amal Clooney testified in favour of Magnitsky, Wong would support it,” Danby recalls with a chuckle.

    “She thought they won’t be able to stop it if we get these two, (Geoffrey) Robertson and Clooney, to testify.”

    Star power

    Over the following months, Kitching connected with inter­national human rights lawyer Robertson, global A-lister ­Clooney and Bill Browder, head of the Global Magnitsky Justice campaign.

    Through perseverance and the force of her personality, Kitching convinced them all to agree to testify at the parliamentary hearings.

    “Kimberley had actually organised for them to fly out here but then Covid restrictions prevented them from coming and they zoomed into the committee,” Danby said.

    Clooney, in a glamorous black dress, beamed into an Australian Senate inquiry via video link in May 2020 as Covid-19 was ravaging the globe, stunning the politicians as she implored them to introduce the new laws.

    Her star-power at a mundane foreign affairs hearing meant the niche issue of new sanctions legislation attracted headlines.

    Just two months later, Wong gave the interview to the SMH where she called for Magnitsky laws to be introduced.

    The first line of that July 2020 article read: “Labor’s foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong is calling for Australia to introduce its own Magnitsky Act to target human rights abusers after the United Kingdom unveiled its much-anticipated laws.”

    Kitching was furious. “When I saw the article, that was the first I knew about it,” she told The Australian. “The story went up quite late in the day. I was going to yoga and I was so angry she hadn’t told me or even sent a text saying ‘Oh by the way’ … It took me half the yoga class to relax.”

    The Morrison government interpreted the move as Wong re­alising which direction Payne was heading and trying to front-run it.

    Kitching shared a similar view.

    “At that point, Penny realised she was going to be left behind and tabled my bill,” Kitching said.

    “She didn’t want to be seen in a bad light.”

    Leaked text messages

    One dramatic incident isolated Kitching from Labor’s inner circle. It shook and devastated her.

    Kitching sat on the Senate fin­ance public administration committee that had received a submission containing an alle­gation that there had been an incident between two staffers.

    It subsequently became clear this was related to Higgins’s alleged rape.

    “Kitching could see someone’s sexual assault experience was about to be weaponised,” a friend recalled.

    Disturbed by the prospect, she gave a vague warning to former defence minister Reynolds about it. They had a verbal conversation followed by a text exchange.

    Kitching’s friends believe she acted in good faith and was deeply uncomfortable – at least initially – with politicisation of an alleged rape.

    But the sympathy Kitching ­offered Reynolds backfired.

    The matter blew up during an estimates hearing in June 2021.

    Under questioning from Labor senators Wong and Katy Gallagher, Reynolds publicly accused the ALP of hounding her to the point she ended up in hospital over the Higgins matter.

    Gallagher responded by saying: “You just alleged that we put you in hospital, that I put you in hospital.”

    A heated exchange continued for some time before Reynolds levelled accusations at them of deliberately coming for her in a political attack.

    “I know where this started,” Reynolds said.

    Wong said: “I beg your pardon? Chair, she’s just made an imputation on the Hansard.

    “We’d like to understand what she’s just asserted.”

    Both Wong and Gallagher questioned Reynolds over what she meant when she said “I know where this started”.

    Reynolds replied: “I really don’t think we should be doing this here, but if you want me to do that …” to which Wong replied “Yes”.

    Reynolds said: “I was told by one of your senators two weeks before about what you were intending to do with the story in my office. Two weeks before.”

    Both Wong and Gallagher strongly denied having any foreknowledge of the Higgins matter.

    “No one had any knowledge. How dare you? It’s all about protecting yourself,” Gallagher said.

    The hearing was then suspended for a “private meeting” where the discussion continued.

    The Australian has confirmed that Reynolds told the Labor senators that Kitching had forewarned her about their attack.

    As supposed proof, she showed them text correspondence between her and Kitching.

    Kimberley Kitching was ‘uncompromising’ in her values
    Former Labor Senator Stephen Conroy has emotionally paid tribute to Kimberley Kitching, who he says was a “dear friend”. “She stood for many, many traditional Labor values and I shared many, many of those with her,” he told…
    ‘Mean girls’

    With no knowledge of what had unfolded, Kitching was subsequently summoned to a meeting with Keneally.

    She was accused of leaking to the Liberals and was read a series of accusations and charges. She was not permitted a right of reply. Nor was she given advance notice of what the meeting was about so she had no lawyer or support person present. She was offered no procedural fairness.

    The result of the meeting was that Kitching was suspended from the Labor tactics committee – a senior group that meets daily to decide on question time political strategy.

    She was never returned to it.

    It is understood Kitching made her case to Labor’s Deputy Leader, Richard Marles, who said he would try to sort it out for her, but the situation was never resolved.

    From this point, Kitching was given fewer opportunities to ask questions during Senate question time.

    Kitching felt betrayed by Reynolds, who had been her friend, and went on the warpath, leading attacks against her.

    “After that, Kimberley started very aggressively pursuing Linda with questions on notice, aggressive questions in question time,” a friend said. “Kimberley had to reprove her loyalty. She was under severe internal pressure and wanted to get revenge against Linda for having betrayed her.

    “She was very stressed. She confided in me a number of times.”

    The stress contributed to the health problems Kitching was already suffering.

    “This is where the process of isolation and cruel treatment intensified. Kimberley was stressed, started losing weight and strength dramatically,” a second friend ­alleged.

    A third friend also spoke about the devastation Kitching felt at being ostracised by Labor’s senior Senate leadership team.

    Kitching and some of her supporters would refer to the three women – Gallagher, Keneally and Wong – as “the mean girls”.

    Marles, Keneally and Rey­nolds all declined to respond to The Australian’s questions about this incident.

    “This is a difficult time for many in the Labor family. Mr Marles, Senator Wong and Senator Keneally will not be engaging in commentary on baseless claims,” a Labor spokesperson said.

    Hopes Kitching’s legacy will help ‘drag Labor back to sense’
    Sky News host Andrew Bolt says he hopes Kimberley Kitching’s legacy will help “drag Labor back to sense”. Mr Bolt said not long before Ms Kitching passed away, he asked her whether Labor would be as tough as the Liberals on…
    Sidelined

    Kitching’s achievements were recognised when she won the Sergei Magnitsky Human Rights Award in November 2021 in ­London.

    She asked the Labor Party to fund an economy flight to London for her to accept the award, noting the funds were largely untouched because of Covid restrictions, but Marles refused.

    She paid her own way there.

    Despite the international recognition, inside the Labor Party there was little praise and no ­accolades.

    Kitching was a successful parliamentary performer in her role as assistant spokeswoman for government accountability.

    It was in this position that she exposed former Australia Post boss Christine Holgate’s gift of Cartier watches to executives.

    Yet Anthony Albanese demoted her from this role in his January 2021 reshuffle, replacing her with Keneally.

    It is understood Kitching learnt about her demotion only from media reports.

    Despite her treatment within Labor, Kitching continued to make her mark, most recently when she questioned ASIO boss Mike Burgess about whether it was Chau Chak Wing who had been involved in a foiled foreign interference plot.

    Even this didn’t go down well inside the Labor Party.

    There was an article in the left-wing Saturday Paper by journalist Karen Middleton that claimed “Kitching’s senior Labor colleagues were furious with her intervention and some even noted privately that her own pre­selection had not yet been ­confirmed”.

    Kitching commented on the ­article to a colleague: “This is very bad news. Karen (Middleton) was Albo’s biographer so this is likely to be well-sourced.”

    Victorian Right faction organiser Stephen Conroy denies Kitching would have been dumped and points out there were no rival candidates for her Senate position.

    But there’s little doubt on the eve of her death, Kitching was concerned about her political ­future.

    She had been ostracised from the party she had always loved.



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  114. Keep supporting this theft and one day it will happen to you.

    JC, I said exactly that to my father yesterday. If they can do it to Russian billionaires they can certainly do it to you.


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  115. Will reducing CO2 emissions mean that volcanic dust clouds no longer affect the weather? Some scientists reckon the recent rainfall may have been influenced by the Tongan volcano that pushed various particles high into the atmosphere, where they stayed and went around the world, causing havoc.
    Jo Nova has the goods, again.

    https://joannenova.com.au/


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  116. Mark Latham’s tweet from a few days ago:

    Real Mark Latham
    @RealMarkLatham
    Why is it that filthy rich, powerful rent seekers in Russia are known as ‘Oligarchs’ but here in Australia they are called ‘renewables investors’?

    Some of the replies are on point


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  117. It’s not just imports of fentanyl and covid viruses that can damage a nation. We and the USA have fairly strict quarantine laws to protect our agricultural and horticultural industries. Are they strict enough?
    Andrea Widburg has a scary story for you.


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  118. Buffalo Bills are owned by a billionaire.
    The City of Buffalo has approved $US1bill of tax payer money to build the Bills a brand new stadium.
    But only Russia has oligarchs, right?


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  119. How long will it take for the US elites to completely destroy that nation?
    Here’s another warning sign that the US dollar as a dominant currency is on the skids. Printing dollars at a great rate since the GFC has had an impact, together with the Dems’ reckless spendathon bills.
    Saudi Arabia stitches up deal to sell some oil priced in Yuan.


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  120. The Palaszczuk government is hiding behind a non-existent gag order of the Queensland Supreme Court to avoid questions on whether taxpayers are funding Jackie Trad’s legal bid to suppress a Crime and Corruption Commission report.

    The western democratic process is working just fine.
    The corruption is a feature.
    Not a bug.


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  121. Meanwhile at News dot com dot au it’s “MAFS bride in nude photo scandal”.
    They do, however, have a great story about two surfer guys taking down a plane hijacker who nearly ruined their trip!


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  122. Victor Davis Hanson
    on
    Mainstream Media, Donald Trump & the 2024 US Election

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVd1L3zYkU8

    Mar 15, 2022
    John Anderson
    162K subscribers

    In this short clip, Victor and John discuss the state of mainstream media, political parties and prospects of the 2024 US election. Despite clouded media, people are resilient and not so easily hoodwinked.

    View the full episode here: https://youtu.be/vFRsMs4Ltxw
    _______________________

    No wonder the sneering mockers (who for too long got away with selling themselves as centre/right), have broken out in full idiotic rages lately.

    They are too panicked to see that their cocky, mob bolstered ridicule of those they genuinely look down on, evaporated long ago.

    Like court jesters of a tyrant king, they’re babbling insanely in the deluded belief that they will joke their way out of the torture chamber they’re being dragged to for having failed miserably at their one job.


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  123. Thanks for pasting that Tinta.

    I have a number of things to say about this stomach churning piece because quite honestly, after reading this, I feel physically sick. I should preface all of this by saying that the female of the species can be bitchy, nasty and toxic in ways males can never be. Women and girls isolating other women and girls who cross them or annoy them is standard female behaviour to attack females we don’t like. We’ve been doing it since we came down from trees. It’s in our DNA. I know all of this because I’m a woman, I’ve seen it and I’ve experienced it. Men might have a physical bust up between each other…..but the next day they can sit down and have a drink with each other. But we women, forgiving and forgetting the next day…….never.

    Kimberley Kitching was one of the few Labor people I’d have crossed the road to talk to. She always struck me as intelligent, dignified and decent. I’m not saying she was perfect but then who is? What’s interesting is that former Labor MP Michael Danby is speaking up through Sharri Markson, I suspect Kitching’s untimely death might be a catalyst. Danby knows where the skeletons are….and he should out them all. One thing is clear, Danby knows that Wong is a loathsome and very nasty piece of work. Kitching also supported Nicolle Flint, whose real bullying experiences at the hand of some journalists and GetUp, union and Labor party activists have been conveniently ignored by the progressive MSM. Re. Flint, I have no doubts whatsoever that Wong, whilst probably not directly behind the disgraceful behaviour levelled at Flint (Wong would know how to keep her hands clean), certainly knew about it and either supported such measures or turned a blind eye to it.

    It was clear to me from day one that the whole Higgins case, just like the Porter and Tudge cases, were ideological and political tools designed to smear, attack and bring down a Coalition government. The stench was obvious from the beginning in all these cases and yet the eternally stupid Morrison fell for all of them hook, line and sinker. Let’s hope and pray that justice prevails for the young man in the Higgins case, just as it prevailed for Zachary Rolfe and finally prevailed for George Pell…..because the whole thing stinks. I have no doubt Wong and Keneally were behind weaponising these allegations.

    Thanks to Coalition stupidity we’re soon to be governed by these “Labor” people. Albanese, Gallagher, Wong and the unspeakable Keneally. The only hope is that, whilst Labor is elected, Keneally fails in her quest for the “safe” seat of Fowler because if the rumour is true and current Fairfield Mayor Frank Carbone runs, he’d win the seat easily. There is nobody more despicable in federal parliament (and yes, that’s saying something) than Eddie’s girl, Kristina Keneally. She has long been known to be a “mean bitch”……going back to her earliest days in state parliament, in fact that’s how she gained pre-selection against the existing Labor member Deirdre Grusovin. Keneally is a backstabbing, mean, nasty and vindictive woman.

    It’s worth remembering that this toxic duo of Wong and Keneally initiated and led the senate censure against Bettina Arndt (a woman), a motion which the Liberals and National all happily supported. It was the ultimate act of bullying. I hope you’re proud Coalition senators. You reap what you sow. Anyone with a grain of decency would have walked away from supporting such a motion, instead all we got was cowardice from conservatives who should have known better. I’m looking at you Senator Stoker. I’ll be glad to see you gone.

    Finally, when you hear the shallow words “girl power”…..all it means is “bitch power”, usually directed at other females or at the expense of other females.


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  124. rosie says:
    March 16, 2022 at 4:40 am
    My observations of cars on the road in France was that EVs were few and far between and many people drove old bangers.
    As people point out, not many have a lazy 60k to spend on an EV

    Corporations and government. Of course in the case of the latter it’s your money.


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  125. This is especially important for Victorians & other Australian’s to share EVERYWHERE while we still can, and even more so when we’re arrested for doing so –

    #DetransAwarenessDay

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0ePl1AGx2g

    Mar 15, 2022
    The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters
    250K subscribers

    Em
    5 hours ago
    This really echoes Abigail Shrier’s book “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters”

    Science, the Transgender Phenomenon, and the Young | Abigail Shrier

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWbxIFC0Q2o

    Abigail Shrier
    Author, Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters

    This speech was given at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Franklin, TN.


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  126. I don’t know who first started the innuendo that the USA “has” biolabs in Ukraine, but it wasn’t Nuland no matter how many claim Nuland is their source.
    If the USA has bioweapons labs in Ukraine, we are still waiting for a fact that confirms it.

    Colonel Berka, Glenn Greenwald has unlocked all his columns on substack.
    He has a range of videos up on YouTube.
    His rumble channel has one additional one that he didn’t put on YouTube.
    It’s all there.

    If you’re being semantic about whether a US funded lab operated by Ukrainians isn’t a US lab, just say it.


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  127. Why is it that filthy rich, powerful rent seekers in Russia are known as ‘Oligarchs’ but here in Australia they are called ‘renewables investors’?

    Whack.


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  128. I LOVE that something so serious could be written so well as to make me literally (in the literal sense of the word 😉 ), Laugh Out Loud! 🙂

    Nancy Pelosi Has Putin Strategery Figured Out, He is Trying to Bait Her into a NATO Attack
    March 15, 2022 | Sundance | 6 Comments

    Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, made it clear today that she has Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategery all figured out.

    According to her press conference remarks, Speaker Pelosi says the Russian president is trying to bait her into attacking his forces in Ukraine so that he can start World War III against her. Although, Pelosi did say she’s not a well experienced military strategist, but she knows his trickery and stuff. WATCH:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXDXZ0foBtw

    Speaker Pelosi has delusions of grandeur.

    … or syphilis.

    (more…)
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/03/15/nancy-pelosi-has-putin-strategery-figured-out-he-is-trying-to-bait-her-into-a-nato-attack/


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  129. Fun fact.
    In Oz, the TGA now requires influencers to be clear if they are being paid to promote a product.
    Big fines if you don’t.
    Can’t have an unsuspecting punter being sold on something now can we.

    Also in Oz, influencers are not required to disclose whether they received taxpayer money to promote any part of the COVID narrative.

    You know it makes sense.


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  130. Abigail Shrier
    Author, Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters

    This is very simple. The human brain cannot foresee long-term consequences until it is well into the late stages of teenagerdom, and only then if it has been appropriately trained.

    If that inarguable concept is used as a platform, it can very safely be said that the transgender concept in people yet to reach adulthood is the result of one of only two things:

    1. A severe mental illness requiring treatment and ongoing management by people who know what they’re doing, OR
    2. A sustained and equally severe form of child abuse on the part of ‘parent/s’, sections of the medical profession and a developing entrenched industry reliant on government funding – in which case it should be treated in the same manner as other forms of child abuse and its proponents jailed.


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  131. Apropos of Broelman this morning:

    I really can’t see the fuss about the Womxn’s Newtork logo looking like a purple penis with its usual attachments.

    ExCat had a penis banner for months.


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  132. “Real Mark Latham
    @RealMarkLatham
    Why is it that filthy rich, powerful rent seekers in Russia are known as ‘Oligarchs’ but here in Australia they are called ‘renewables investors’?”

    All living in electorates such as Warringah, Wentworth, North Sydney, Higgins and Curtin.

    Latham, as always, nails it. Glad I voted for him. That’s one vote I don’t regret.


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  133. Inglewood…Inglewood…always up to no good.

    You have to hand it to this 2Pac chap.
    I hope he sticks to this rap thing.
    He might go far.


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  134. The oligarchs in Russia & Ukraine stole their billions legally.
    People just don’t get it.
    The biggest thefts on the planet are all being done legally.


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  135. This has probably already been suggested by other commenters though I have not seen it so here goes ….

    Formal annexation of the Donbas was supposed to be all that Putin got the US to do, Biden’s “minor incursion” flub was the tip-off. However, Putin saw that he was dealing with total imbeciles in the US administration and thought why not go for all of it. After all, he was unlikely to ever get another opportunity like the present.

    What nobody expected was the Ukrainian resistance and here we are.


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  136. Net Zero Watch:
    Multiple articles on:
    1) Now Boris maps his way OUT of Net Zero agenda: PM sets up oil and gas taskforce to plot a way out of the energy crisis. Mail on Sunday, 13 March 2022
    2) If Boris lifts the fracking ban UK could be pumping shale gas this year.
    Mail on Sunday, 13 March 2022
    3) Cuadrilla calls for fracking support now before wells are capped with concrete.
    The Sunday Telegraph, 13 March 2022
    4) Energy crisis: PM handed ‘cake and eat it’ plan to cut Russian ties and slash home bills.
    Sunday Express, 13 March 2022
    5) North Sea oil revival gains support. The Sunday Times, 13 March 2022
    6) UK households face £38bn hit from rising energy bills.Financial Times, 12 March 2022
    7) Benny Peiser: More renewables will make energy crisis even worse. GB News, 13 March 2022
    8) Liam Halligan: Fracking deserves a second chance after the mess we’ve made of energy security.
    The Sunday Telegraph, 13 March 2022
    9) Did Putin plot with eco-warriors to halt Britain’s fracking and keep us all hooked on his gas?
    Mail on Sunday, 13 March 2022
    10) Europe ramps up coal burning with natural gas out of favor. Bloomberg, 11 March 2022


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  137. You have to hand it to this 2Pac chap.
    I hope he sticks to this rap thing.
    He might go far.

    A healthy diet and plenty of rest will be the key.


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  138. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/03/pelosi-refusing-hand-emails-videos-jan-6-claiming-sovereign-immunity/#insticator-commenting
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi will not hand over video coverage and emails from Jan 6 per a FOIA request. Pelosi based her decision on “sovereign immunity.” Pelosi and Democrats know if they release the 14,000 hours of footage from security cameras on January 6 it will blow apart their narrative. So she is hiding it.


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  139. Rising Number of Illegal Immigrant Hardened Criminals Cross Into US
    During President Obama’s last year in office, the number of illegal immigrants arrested at the border with a known criminal record was 12,842.
    Under President Trump, the number steadily declined. His first year, 2018, the number was cut by one-third to 8,531. Even as Trump opponents and open-border advocates fought border enforcement initiatives, the number of convicted criminals crossing into the United States and getting arrested dropped about 2,000 per year, until it was down to 2,438 in 2020.
    Then under President Biden’s relatively open-border policy, the number bumped back up to well past 10,000 in 2021. (10,763)


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  140. Which triple vaxxed AFL player(s) – because how else can you play in WA – will be the first to pull out on field complaining of “chest pains” and we’ll pretend it’s all just a remarkable coincidence?

    Taking bets.


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  141. Well, the NT Gummint and the top rung of their jack department could have walked away from the Rolfe murder trial, taken their medicine and bunkered down for a bit with their traps shut.

    But no.

    Evidently they have now gone through every single one of the jobs this bloke went to in the three years prior to the shooting, looking to load him up with internal disciplinary charges in an effort to prevent him coming back to work, which he apparently wants to do.

    On top of that, Chief Minister Michael Gunner has now alienated quite a few (read: everyone except hand-patters) by calling them ‘conspiracy nuts’ on the radio. The NT News, apropos of an interview with Gunner on Mix 104.9 up here:

    Mr Gunner rejected calls for an independent investigation into the decision to charge Const. Rolfe, saying he wasn’t a “conspiracy nut”.

    Mr Gunner also said he had full confidence in NT Police commissioner Jamie Chalker, amid growing calls for him to resign, including from Const. Rolfe’s father.

    Chalker, in a separate statement:

    “Such unfounded allegations are an affront to the critical independence of the Northern Territory police and the DPP (Director of Public Prosecutions) and damage the trust and confidence in the criminal justice system which must be held by the community,” Mr Chalker said.

    When it comes out that both Gunner and Chalker watched the body worn video – in isolation – together, and alongside several other top NT jacks and government figures on the morning after the shooting and making the decision there and then to have him moida-beefed (which is the extremely good mail) – it will be interesting.


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  142. “Such unfounded allegations are an affront to the critical independence of the Northern Territory police

    Surely, that’s from the ‘Bee.


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  143. Einstein’s formula, E=MC2, tells us it takes the same amount of energy to move a five-thousand-pound gasoline-driven automobile a mile as it does an electric one.

    at that point, I stopped reading.


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  144. Keep supporting this theft and one day it will happen to you.

    Random People Start Seizing Properties Belonging to Russian Oligarchs and Putin’s Daughter

    When people’s blood gets up and they think they are riding a wave of righteousness, they tend to forget that eventually waves break and another wave comes up behind that will crash on them.

    Instead of linking to what I consider an apposite quote, I shall link to a film clip from A Man for All Seasons.

    It is not Putin’s daughter or even the oligarchs that are calling themselves bad. It is a mob most of whom seem to have chosen a side based on what they have read in the paper rather than looking for facts. The people behind it (or their mongrel heirs) will do it to anyone – even you – with just the same blithe indifference should their eyes light upon you.

    And this is why you should not be demanding politicians cut off the power to certain households – the left has more political clout than the right. These sorts of punishments for opinion will certainly be visited more on the right than on the left.


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  145. WH doctors transcript:

    Kamala Harris did not say, “The United States stands firmly with the Ukrainian people in defense of the NATO Alliance.”

    That’s just what you think you heard, apparently.

    One heartbeat away…


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  146. Ah hahaha.

    Watching the teev. There is footage of what’s described as a ‘road rage’ brawl between two blokes during pick up time at a school.

    Shirtless bloke puts a pole through a car window (which is down). Pole goes in and out of window. Arms are waved from outside and inside the car. Shirtless bloke kicks car. Note: shirtless bloke has Ben Cousins-style tattoo across his guts.

    Bald fatter bloke (celtic partial sleeve tatts) emerges. Scuffle ensues across two lanes of traffic and back into median strip where it started. Multiple uppercuts in the style of ice hockey are thrown. Multiple haymakers, in the style of (aptly) schoolyards are thrown. Percentage of punches landed – 0. Jacks turn up.

    Loads of mums and kids watching on. A terrible example set, particularly to the children.

    Fighting angry. No transfer of weight. No balance maintained, and no other technique displayed. No serious injuries, and no apparent outcome.

    Both parties should be sentenced to have their bad man tatts removed, and to only drive a Hyundai Getz, Mazda 1, Honda Jazz or Miata – all burnt pink – for the rest of their lives.

    A shameful display.


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