1,936 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 26 Mar 2022”

  1. I think we may have stumbled upon the reason St Ruth is dead set against in-cab monitoring.
    It’s only installed because of what “other people” might do.
    Sure it is.


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  2. She gave numerous examples of what is happening in schools that can’t get the relief teachers to fill the gaps. She mentioned a day when there was a shortfall of 2,000 relief teachers

    Yep. My kid’s teacher has been in isolation for over a week now (not sure why) and his class is being ‘taught’ by an EA (education assistant). This is illegal as an EA doesn’t possess the requisite duty of care to supervise the class without the presence of a teacher. If something goes wrong in that class – a kid gets hurt or whatever – the principal will be on the chopping block, and the Department will be on the hook for megabucks.


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  3. I think that is definitely what Jordan Peterson is referring to. Lots of variability in human beings.

    his account on twitter is suspended, twitter is run by psychopaths


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  4. twitter is run by psychopaths

    I cannot wait for Trump to be re-elected, just to watch him go all Genghis Khan on the Silicon Valley Hitler Jugend who are policing social media.


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  5. “Just wish he’d borrowed the 98-thirsty Hunmobile as well.”

    Get on to the 104+ RON – LPG!
    Only $1.10/L.
    Loving it.
    Not worried, even though I have a 5.7 V8 as a daily driver.


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  6. bespokesays:

    March 28, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    Not posible todo while driving. The end.

    And apparently trucks have a mission control like Houston where every two minute stop to lay a cable is recorded and an explanation demanded.
    It was like the dick on 3AW the other day complaining that cars travelling at 98kmh on the Geelong Rd were causing trucks to miss their delivery spots at Graincorp in Geelong.
    Fuck off.
    I calculated the time lost as a result of a 2kmh speed reduction for the entire distance from the Ring Road merge to Graincorp.
    From memory it was 57-58 seconds.
    More truck victimology myths.


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  7. For those that enjoy sports betting .. looking at Oz soccer for Wednesday night over at NEDS and came across .. Sydney Utd .. $1.67 v Macarthur .. $5.20 for the win .. now I realise that the Smurfs have have had players away with the failures (Socceroos) and they’ll be back to near full strength BUT they have been verrry ordinary (with the missing players) for several past games whereas the Bulls are playing good footie so a very surprising price differential ..
    Update .. someone besides me has jumped at $5.20 and MacArthur are now into $4.70 .. I’m guessing it’ll be somewhere between $2 & $2.50 come Wednesday night .. LOL!


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  8. Four (4) chaps occupy the cab for a trip across the Nullabor.

    That’s nothing.

    A bloke behind me in the Keno line at the rubbidy said there was a courier van company who had 12 Sri Lankans all in it at the same time. They’d open the parcels, shit in them and throw them out the window at passing (white) orphans before cooking their stinking European carp soup while going from job to job. They used to sleep in turns hanging from cords under the driveshaft.

    Also, they’d cut out the side panels to install stolen big screen TVs to watch the cricket.

    Big if true.


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  9. I was laboring under the delusion that Rivkin had been dead for several years?

    Way to trample all over my dig at Lizzie with facts.
    FMD.


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  10. More truck victimology myths.

    Plenty of real world complaints to be had about cars drivers being inconsiderate only to be overshadowed by the very few “King of the road” truckies.

    They aren’t welcomed even amongst other drivers, Sancho.


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  11. GreyRanga at 1.00:

    Next day motorbike cop knocks on door demanding to know who it was. Leaving the scene of an accident, carrying on like the proverbial. His girlfriend lived opposite us and had taken down the number of mates car. I said to cop F off, You already have the rego so don’t come round here trying to act tough coz you’re not, and by the way my mate roots your girlfriend when you work out of town.

    Gold. Motorbike cops, aka ‘scooter pigs’. Rats of the road, completely reliant on other cops to do heavy lifting and with far too many episodes of CHiPS under their fat belts.


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  12. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupiditysays:
    March 28, 2022 at 1:18 pm
    twitter is run by psychopaths

    I cannot wait for Trump to be re-elected, just to watch him go all Genghis Khan on the Silicon Valley Hitler Jugend who are policing social media.

    Trump was a step in the path. If he’d managed to turn things around it would’ve been great. Personally, I reckon the next step will be someone more of an extremist. It was made quite clear a moderate voice like Trump cannot change the direction, so people will move to a person who is more likely to actively tear things down.
    All the things he was accused of, but wasn’t, are likely to be what the next actually is. You don’t get a Pinochet or Hitler overnight.


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  13. And apparently trucks have a mission control like Houston where every two minute stop to lay a cable is recorded and an explanation demanded.

    No “apparently” about it. You will be correct.

    Technology capable of that was being used by tank sinkers in the 1980s. (40 yrs ago)
    Scraper drivers were having their pay docked for stopping.


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  14. A bloke behind me in the Keno line at the rubbidy …

    The source of most urban myths.
    More than once in my life I have heard a dim-bulb repeating something like this and asked where he got that from.
    The answer usually goes something like “Oh, I heard Mick telling a group of blokes about it at the footy club last Saturday night”.
    Invariably, Mick is the local dead-pan bullshitter and 93.1% of people know he winds the exaggeration up to 11 to take the piss.
    The version which runs around our local area is the tut-tutting about living conditions and personal habits of the ‘furriners’ who ‘took our jerbs’ at the meatworks.
    Jerbs ‘we’ didn’t want, incidentally.
    To counter the ‘took our jerbs’ the owner gave out ten traineeships to locals.
    Five were no-shows because of D&A testing. The other five did not threaten the LSL fund (none lasted more than the first week).


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  15. Cheer up, Sancho. I never knew Rivkin but I did see him once in a cafe in Double Bay.
    Surely that counts?

    Also, and I won’t say more, I did meet some well-known gangsters in my teenaged yoof.
    They scared the bejesus out of me and I high-tailed it out of there. They liked pretty girls.
    My ex-brother-in-law also had ‘associates’ who came around to the wrecking yard.
    But they were lesser quality gangsters. Basically just local spivs. 🙂


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  16. Jordan Peterson puts the proportion of the population that is psychopathic at 2-3%.

    I recall he said 10%, as in 10% of the people you pass on the street would be happy to fillet you, if you could get away with it.


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  17. I’ve seen mine haul trucks used as latrines. Pissing behind switchboard cabinets , shitting behind operators cabs. It does happen and with Ozzie drivers. Not surprised to hear of same in on highway trucks.

    I don’t have anything to add to the whole thing about the habits of truckies from the subcontinent, but I’ve done a bit of work at the dirty part of the mining game and what Makka said here doesn’t surprise me. I noticed that with many miners and drillers, it was almost a point of pride for them to take a shit as soon as the urge hit them and in full sight of everyone. Once I was offsiding for a driller (who was a complete fuckhead, but that’s another story) as a part of a drill team working on a barge. At one point he was standing around doing whatever he was doing, next time I look, he’s squatting with his flabby white arse sticking out, taking a crap on the deck of the barge. When he was done, he grabbed a rag, wiped his arse with it, got a hose and flushed the shitty rag and his pile of turd over the side of the barge and into the water. He didn’t care about the five other people within metres of him, nor did he distance himself from us. Twiggy and Gina could have been amongst us and I doubt he would have done anything differently. I saw similar habits from others, too, but I particularly remember this guy because he was such a rude word for ladyparts.


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  18. The version which runs around our local area is the tut-tutting about living conditions and personal habits of the ‘furriners’ who ‘took our jerbs’ at the meatworks.
    In my alcoholic days I often did night shift as a casual at Homebush Abbatoir for extra drinking money ..
    I used to de-tongue lambs heads ( the end result was canned “lambs tongue” for export) .. nothing like 2 inches of blood sloshing around the boots whilst in-between drinks .. LOL! ..
    a job that no one wanted”true blue” or “furriners” so never a lack of shifts .. LOL!


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  19. If something goes wrong in that class – a kid gets hurt or whatever – the principal will be on the chopping block, and the Department will be on the hook for megabucks.

    In NSW and Qld, the EA will be the one up for megabucks and possibly the Principal.

    It’s one of the funny things about DoC is that if you are following procedure you will be covered by the Dept, if not, bye bye house, car and other nice things. There was a case where a relief teacher on the Central Coast held a competition to see who could hold dry ice for the longest… Massive burns to hands and he lost everything and his teacher registration was revoked as well.

    When I started 12 years ago, you had to have completed your last prac before getting a casual approval, these days you just have to in your final year of the degree. The EA may be being employed as a casual under those rules, and thus ok.


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  20. No just transport, Salv.

    That’d still be close enough to the game to provide salacious reports on how backpackers are model workers.


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  21. Indigenous Victorians will have a place at last for their truths to be heard when the Yoorrook Justice Commission begins its hearings today into the devastating impact and legacy of white invasion. It is the beginning of a journey that must bring all Victorians closer together.

    By Marcus Stewart
    March 28, 2022
    Marcus Stewart, co-chair of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, on country at the Warring river (Goulburn River). Marcus is a Nira illim bulluk man of the Taungurung nation.

    Memories are always hard to describe. They can be part visual, part feeling, perhaps one particular sense – sound or smell, distorted out of proportion. My first memory of encountering white supremacy and racism in Australia is a disjointed one because my understanding of it came in two moments of time.

    I remember my mum’s stiffness and the general sense of unease, though she did well to act cool, ushering me back inside. I stepped back into our house in Traralgon and was soon distracted by the TV, but not before I had caught glimpse of white sheets hanging on our front porch, catching the wind. “Is it Halloween?” I asked myself, confused.

    I was only six or seven then. It was a few years later, probably when I was around 10 or 11, that I learnt about the significance of white sheets and burning crosses and other odious and ominous symbols of the Ku Klux Klan and how they are used to intimidate and silence people of colour all the way from the Mississippi to Traralgon.

    This is now the basis of public policy, folks, not to mention public expenditure.

    Feelings, the memories of children (and we all know, if we are honest, that childhood ‘memories’ are unreliable) and endless picking at scabs to ensure that healing can never occur.

    I have no idea if there really was an Australian chapter of the KKK in Traralgon, but it seems unlikely, and requires a lot more than someone’s childhood ‘memories’ – where the story has not beeen told and retold and brooded over for decades – to convince me.

    IMO, it was the washing out to dry.

    It’s certainly not even the beginnings of a basis for public policy and expenditure.

    If this is the kind of ‘evidence’ that will be forthcoming, and it is taken seriously, Victorian taxpayers are in for a world of additional fiscal pain, not to mention psychological beatings for things they did not do.

    Rewarding professional victims is a self-fulfilling prophecy. No doubt it makes a few people wealthier at the expense of blameless wage slaves and entrepreneurs, but in terms of true justice and rational policy, it’s an absolute travesty.


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  22. I’ve seen mine haul trucks used as latrines. Pissing behind switchboard cabinets , shitting behind operators cabs.

    There was an airport in Germany where a bad snatcher got run over by the fuel truck while he was taking a piss between the truck and the dog trailer.


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  23. I’ve seen mine haul trucks used as latrines. Pissing behind switchboard cabinets , shitting behind operators cabs. It does happen and with Ozzie drivers. Not surprised to hear of same in on highway trucks.

    What proportion of those plum mine-site haul truck jerbs are taken up by furriners?
    Probably a more likely scenario, because they do experience the odd bottleneck waiting to be loaded or unloaded.
    Schedulers will err on the side of having one too many trucks in the line than be one short.


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  24. That’d still be close enough to the game to provide salacious reports on how backpackers are model workers.

    Gremans and Frence fighting over panels, eastern eastern Europeans complaining about how they run a factory before this has been replaced by spooky submissive silence.


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  25. There was an airport in Germany where a bad snatcher got run over by the fuel truck while he was taking a piss between the truck and the dog trailer.

    RickW,

    what would happen to a “good”, snatcher? 😉


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  26. johanna says: March 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    white sheets hanging on our front porch, catching the wind. “Is it Halloween?” I asked myself, confused.

    “Is it Halloween?” … asked no kid in Australia ever, until perhaps last year.

    I learnt about the significance of white sheets and burning crosses and other odious and ominous symbols of the Ku Klux Klan and how they are used to intimidate and silence people of colour all the way from the Mississippi to Traralgon.

    “Burning crosses” …. sure.

    My first memory of encountering white supremacy and racism in Australia is a disjointed one

    Why would a typical white supremacist Australian (a group not noted for research skills or intelligence) want to burn a cross at Mr. Walker’s residence?


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  27. I remember my mum’s stiffness and the general sense of unease, though she did well to act cool, ushering me back inside. I stepped back into our house in Traralgon and was soon distracted by the TV, but not before I had caught glimpse of white sheets hanging on our front porch, catching the wind. “Is it Halloween?” I asked myself, confused.

    I’d file this in the “bullshit” category. Why would someone in the not particularly wealthy Latrobe Valley make a present of a set of white sheets to someone they supposedly hated?

    There undoubtedly are (or at least were until fairly recently) some people in some parts of regional Victoria with animosity towards local Aboriginals, but the idea of a KKK branch in a place like Traralgon just seems utterly ludicrous. Regional Victorians just don’t go in for that kind of theatricality, except maybe recently arrived tree changers, and they wouldn’t be in on anything publicly non-woke. Assiduous mimicking of US phenomena is a “progressive” trait (e.g. “aspiring rappers”, “black lives matter”, antifa…). Methinks Marcus has spent too long among the Trump-deranged, and has lost the ability to distinguish between reality and woke-Hollywood agit-prop from the other side of the Pacific.


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  28. Mark Steyn talks with NZ’s Guy Hatchard about the global COVID jabathon and its increasingly apparent consequences. A sample:

    STEYN: Have you had your fourth booster yet? You know what they say, ‘Sure, you’ll still get the Covid, but don’t worry, it’ll be much milder, you won’t be going into the ICU.’ There doesn’t seem to be a lot of science behind that assertion, and there’s mounting evidence to the contrary. A Polish study has found that mRNA vaccines may be damaging brain cells and immune systems. Meanwhile, a German study of all-cause mortality has found that since the vaccinations got going, young and middle-aged persons are dying in larger numbers. Dr Guy Hatchard has been writing about this at The Conservative Woman website for some time, and he joins us now from New Zealand. Guy, the big takeaway from this, which I think is quite extraordinary, is that in 2020, when the Covid started raging, it didn’t actually cause excess mortality that year, because most of the people who died were over the average life expectancy in countries like the UK. So, for example, the average age of Covid death was 82.5 years or whatever it was. Then they start vaccinating everybody and suddenly we have a huge uptick in deaths of the middle-aged and the young, and we’re getting used to, like, celebrity . . . there’s a spate of celebrity 52-year-olds, I noticed, having fatal heart attacks. Something odd is going on, is it not?

    HATCHARD: Absolutely it is. The paper yesterday here, the New Zealand Herald had a headline ‘Most Covid patients in the Omicron outbreak are vaccinated, but that is no reason to doubt vaccine benefits.’ And they also ran an article saying that the huge uptick in cardiac events they dubbed it the ‘Warne Effect’. They said middle-aged men are getting anxiety because they think they may be similar to Shane Warne, and they are having heart attacks because of anxiety. That’s what happens when the government . . . people are doing anything but admit that something has gone terribly wrong. If our government here, for example, was to admit that there had been a wrong turn. You know, we’ve had two years of saturation advertising, you can’t turn on the television or go to social media without being told that mRNA vaccines are completely safe and effective. People have become brainwashed and the government has curated this. They paid for it. They paid the media. And now they’re faced with the fact that it actually doesn’t work. We had a Covid-free New Zealand for two years but now we have Covid, and the vaccinated and unvaccinated are getting it about equally, as far as the relative population numbers are concerned. So it would be political suicide for Ardern to admit for two years that they had been pulling the wool over our eyes. And there’s no doubt that that happened absolutely deliberately. The government swept the side-effects under the carpet. We had 2,000 excess deaths in our very small country during the time that the vaccine was rolled out. ….

    Lots more at the link


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  29. There undoubtedly are (or at least were until fairly recently) some people in some parts of regional Victoria with animosity towards local Aboriginals,

    Cite you the journalist, in Western Australia, who claimed that, in the 1960’s in Western Australia, there were signs, in shops and other public places, reading “For White people only” and “No Aborigines Allowed.”

    Challenged to produce photographic evidence, the answer was a crashing silence..


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  30. Here’s a good read by Taki.

    One Big Lie

    Was it Socrates who said that chaos was the natural state of mankind, and tyranny the usual remedy? Actually it was Santayana, and boy, did he ever get it right. My friend Christopher Mills has given me a terrific book, The Wages of Destruction, by Adam Tooze, about the breaking of the Nazi economy. I thought I knew everything there is to know about that period, but I hadn’t thought of global economic realities, the ones that actually won the war. Germany’s limited territory and lack of natural resources led to war. Germans had been starving since the end of the Great War, and needed the corn of the Ukraine and the oil deposits of Romania in order to feed themselves and keep warm. Once in power, all Hitler needed to do was deal; instead, well, you know the rest. Or do you?

    Here are a few facts that had escaped me, as they also did many of our gloating historians: The global balance of economic and military power was from the start heavily stacked against Hitler, but the brilliant campaign against France blinded him to Germany’s weaknesses. At that time Germany’s economy was compared to that of Britain, the U.S., and France. But Germany’s economic superiority was a myth. The combined GDP of the British and the French empires exceeded that of Germany by 60 percent. In present-day terms—and read this carefully—Germany’s economy was comparable to that of Iran or South Africa. Two guesses why historians tend to overlook this. It shows the Wehrmacht as David and the Allies as Goliath. In view of the fact that Hitler’s crimes against Jews, Poles, homosexuals, gypsies, and others were so egregious, why exaggerate our victories against an underpowered opponent?

    What I find amazing is how history is twisted by so-called experts, the kind who had most of the world believe that Putin had Trump in his pocket due to embarrassing tapes and had helped the orange man win the White House. Unaccountable inches of left-wing papers and TV stations in America and the U.K. banged on about this for three long years. At the end it turned out Hillary Clinton’s camp had dealt more with Putin than The Donald. No one has apologized and the public still reads and believes the stuff put out by The New York Times and The Guardian. How is that possible, I recently asked someone I consider quite knowledgeable, and he quipped, paraphrasing Mark Twain, or is it H.L. Mencken, that one never goes broke underestimating the public’s ability to believe left-wing conspiracy theories.

    Right now we have a bunch of nobodies cancelling people, plays, and books, ruining careers, and we do nothing about it. Publishers are scared to death of these nobodies, and one unproved accusation against a noted historian by a woman has ruined Blake Bailey’s career. Lies and unproven charges have become the norm, and instead of resisting such blatant rubbish, people are giving in by remaining silent. And by their silence they aid and abet the false charges and ghastly lies. It’s time to fight back and fight back with a vengeance.

    Mind you, America has been one big lie for some time now, starting with the informal promise to Gorbachev that NATO would not expand to Russian borders. Yet Putin is now the bogeyman while the clowns of the E.U. and Biden are posing as tough guys à la Mussolini on parade. By the way, did you know that Ukrainian oligarchs are among the most corrupt and make some of their Russian counterparts look almost honest?

    Never mind. I am very saddened by the death of my very good friend P.J. O’Rourke, as nice a man as I’ve ever known, one whose moral courage made him warn me about his closest friend’s wife who was spreading a terrible lie about me, that I was a police informer and had lefties tortured in Greece. (I wonder who made that one up, unless she did?) P.J. was always upbeat about the state of things, even the dictatorship of woke and transgender propaganda, and the last time we met in my flat we shared and killed a bottle of scotch whiskey, two cigars for P.J., ten ciggies for me. In a blurb for the greatest-ever prison book, P.J. wrote that “Taki is the funniest Greek since Aristophanes, plus he’s not dead and you can spell his name.”

    And as the witch hunts continue against innocents while we do nothing, guess what the great Thomas Mann had to say about America while at Princeton in 1941: “If ever Fascism should come to America, it will come in the name of freedom.” When I read this I was flabbergasted, stunned. How perceptive could one be so many years ago, especially with Fascism almost triumphant and America peaceful and neutral? Bravo, Tommy boy, you saw it coming. The great German predicted it because he knew the difference between freedom and liberty, and the fact that Americans did not know. Free like Snoop Dog rapping during halftime at this year’s Super Bowl to say, “All you n—as out there, take your guns you use to shoot each other, and start shooting these bitch-ass motherf—ing police” (NY Post, Wednesday, Feb. 16). It’s called freedom in America, and Americans are now finally free to destroy the country, and we’re not doing so badly following their example ourselves.


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  31. Sancho,
    There were numerous toilet blocks scattered around that site and the operators were treated like princesses. Taking a dump there was easy peas. In any case , I made the Superintendents from the muck shifters send his crew over to clean the trucks before I allowed them in the workshop. They bitched and wailed for a month apparently. Music to my ears.


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  32. TN, just now:

    the idea of a KKK branch in a place like Traralgon just seems utterly ludicrous. Regional Victorians just don’t go in for that kind of theatricality

    Tree-changers indeed.

    Late last year there was a bloke in a little wheat-and-sheep town (not my town) called Beulah, about an hour and a half south of Mildura, and who hung a swastika flag from a flagpole on his front lawn. It gained him and his misso a bit of brief notoriety, including an appearance on ACA or its equivalent.

    The bloke in question had recently moved up from the smoke. He was not a local, did not have any of the attributes of the locals and was run out of town. Shops in not only that town, but any of the surrounding ones would tell him to fuck off.

    He complained to the local cop who told him he was not on duty 24/7, and when he was he expected to be busy doing other things than attend to his new problem – effectively green-lighting the locals to sort it out.

    Very quietly, and very shortly after he was never heard of again – and everyone lived happily ever after.


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  33. I have been in a few in Russia, rosie. The Russians open them for tourists and allow the people to worship there. Kind of them. /sarc

    I have been into small Greek Orthodox churches too – and very grateful to be allowed in to pray and meditate. Perhaps they recognised another of the faithful.

    ???
    You weren’t a tourist in Greece?
    To pray & meditate is better than worshipping?
    Russians aren’t faithful Christians?
    What are you actually trying to say?
    ‘Don’t dis me rosie, I hate Russian Christians to!’?

    Meanwhile around the world Catholic Churches were closed to appease the Covid Gods, and that’s fine, even no last rights for old people dying alone.

    These constant, selective declaration of rosie’s as to who she does & doesn’t consider Christian or even worthy of Christian charity (according to her short but flexible ‘list’ of ‘approved’ authorities that include C.L. above ordained Catholic Bishop’s she disagrees with), her palpably hate filled attacks on people as her justification for trashing any factual information they dare share, are beyond the pale.

    ‘If you’re kept away from MY approved Eucharist you’re going to burn in hell for ever!’,
    ‘Oops, killed all the priests who tried to get to your village. That means God’s marked you all for hell.’,
    is just the sort of evil propaganda that drove countless away from Christianity in trying to escape monsters who infiltrate His Church.

    Using that ancient, stone cold mind fuckery to justify the hate & murder of Russians or anyone not being a ‘rosie perfect Catholic’, is … not nice.


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  34. Beulah, incidentally, is chockers with Cherman farming families who emigrated from Krautland from the early 1900s.

    They were and are fiercely patriotic, and reportedly did not take kindly to swastika flying in their town. This was, of course, news to to blow-in.

    No, they did not take kindly to it at all.


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  35. Makka says:
    March 28, 2022 at 10:21 am

    JC,
    US invaded Iraq. Destroyed Libya. Created untold suffering and deaths of innocents .

    I read it and I’m actually incredulous that both you and the *12 other uptickers are unable to see the difference between a full-on invasion with the objective of incorporating the acquired land as part of the Russian Empire or regime charge the US practiced. The US objective was never to permanently takeover any of those shitholes you cited. Are you sentient?

    Read all that carefully before you open your mouth. Read this too. Ukraine was murdering its own innocent citizens for 8 years because they were ethnic Russians.

    Even if this was true, you believe Russia has the complete right to invade the entire country even where there was no ehtnic skirmishing? Do you?

    Don’t fkn lecture me with your one eyed propaganda corrupted views .

    Of course I’ll lecture you when you’re wrong. Count on it.

    Not buying your pro- US/EU / market rubbish. If you don’t like my comment fine, scroll past.

    Similarly, I’m not buying your pro-Russian propaganda nonsense. Stop acting like a Putin fanboy as it’s really gay.

    * I’m assuming you gave yourself at least 2 upticks.


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  36. Chairman Dan has Covid.

    Allegedly has Covid. This is the week he was supposed to be front and centre at Shane Warne’s funeral. Wouldn’t do for him to be booed by tens of thousands of people, in person and at the same time.

    It is not unheard of for these people to suddenly develop a mysterious illness at the same time they really, really need some clean air to work with. The people passing themselves off as politicians in the NT do it all the time.

    Their struggles against adversity, and their triumphant returns to work are dutifully recorded in the gossip pages.


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  37. It’s instructive that a lot of liberal and neo-con bluechecks in response to the Russian POW story are running the argument that ‘shit happens’ in war line.

    It does, but even if you story is correct and frankly I don’t believe much of what is going on there, does the mistreatment justify a full scale Russian invasion?

    Let me ask you Dover, what do you believe Russia has done wrong if anything?


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  38. areffsays:

    March 28, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    When did hanging white linen on someone’s verandah replace burning a cross on the front lawn?

    Last I heard, a pig’s head deposited on the lawn was standard practice down that way.


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  39. In NSW and Qld, the EA will be the one up for megabucks and possibly the Principal.

    Interesting – that’s not how it is in the wild, wild West. Unless the issue arose from an act or omission that amounted to civil negligence, or was criminal in nature, the EA ‘teacher’ would be in the clear. The buck stops with the person who put the EA in that position, which would be the principal in this case. Her duty of care covers the entire school and a major aspect of this is ensuring that the allocation of staff ensures all students are under the supervision of someone possessing the requisite duty of care. So if she’s sent an EA in to do a teacher’s job, she’s running a risk. A calculated one – the chances of something bad happening are minimal (it’s a good school in a good area), although the consequences for her if it does could be catastrophic. The alternative is that she goes and teaches the class herself, or sends her deputy in – I imagine combining two classes is a no-go under the current Covid regs – but she’s decided they have higher priority stuff to attend to. Also, the EA happens to be her daughter. So I get it – she’s sent in someone she trusts and the likelihood of something seriously bad happening is next to nothing. That being said, it isn’t a decision I’d make as there is so much downside for her if the gods of probability decide to pick on her.

    There was a case where a relief teacher on the Central Coast held a competition to see who could hold dry ice for the longest… Massive burns to hands and he lost everything and his teacher registration was revoked as well.

    umm yep that sounds like a pretty reasonable outcome. That guy sounds too stupid to be let out of the house, let alone be in charge of a group of teenagers. He’s lucky he didn’t get done criminally – according to my reading of the WA criminal code, that would be an offence endangering life or health with aggravating circumstances, and he wouldn’t need to worry about having to put a roof over his head or where his next meal’s coming from for a few years. That being said, the application of the criminal code has a tendency to stop at the school gate here, so who knows.


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  40. Lol. Upticks. You keep having a lend of yourself JC.

    My main point is this about the Russia/ Ukraine conflict. The 24/7 super tanker loads of propaganda being spewed from ‘the west’ is disgusting and insulting. What the western powers have accomplished in and with Ukraine clearly and precisely demonstrate to us who our immediate and ruthless enemies really are. OUR enemies, the peoples enemies. Enemies who will ruin our lives and livelihoods , threaten and bully us if we fail to tow the line.

    It is not Putin and it’s not Russia.


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  41. RickW,

    what would happen to a “good”, snatcher? ?

    Doh! Bag Snatcher > Baggage Handler.

    Was a terrible situation, the bloke was dead, and the driver of the fuel truck was a couple of weeks off retirement.


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  42. Knuckle Draggersays:

    March 28, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Beulah, incidentally, is chockers with Cherman farming families who emigrated from Krautland from the early 1900s.

    They were and are fiercely patriotic, and reportedly did not take kindly to swastika flying in their town. This was, of course, news to to blow-in.

    Actually, where is Tailgunner?
    Another front bar myth busted.
    No doubt he was assured that the Wimmera Mallee was a white-hot seething mass of latent right wing extremism (with lots of semi-autos buried behind the gluten silos) just waiting for a bit of leadership.
    From the couch.
    Which is vinyl.
    And orange.
    And on the front porch.


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  43. Once again with the fact free abuse.
    There is no doubt, as there is in France, which has also seen murderous repression of Christianity, a committed core of Christians but the evidence is the regular practitioners number between 2 and 10 percent of the population.
    People can obfuscate all they like but the information is available for anyone and from sources with somewhat less bias than the person who six years ago was claiming Trump was the second coming.


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  44. Also JC stop making shit up. It’s your standard schtick when you have nothing Ann’s your argument becomes worthless. Which is quite often. If you can post a quote from me saying how much I admire Putin then do it. Or stfu with your constant lies. I’m putting up alternative views to your God Bless America our saviour drivel and you are crying like a pathetic child .


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  45. … but the evidence is the regular practitioners number between 2 and 10 percent of the population.

    I don’t know what the Australian number would be, but practicing Catholics/Christians would be way lower than the number ticking the box on a census form.


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  46. Lol. Upticks. You keep having a lend of yourself JC.

    Just funny to see at least 12 Putin Fanboys wearing their pink tootoos frolicking around the blog waving little Russian flags. So gay.

    My main point is this about the Russia/ Ukraine conflict. The 24/7 super tanker loads of propaganda being spewed from ‘the west’ is disgusting and insulting.

    First off, there’s propaganda on both sides of the conflict. However, the thing to keep in mind is that Ukraine has sovereign borders and you appear to be perfectly okay with Russia running over the border killing Ukrainians.

    What the western powers have accomplished in and with Ukraine clearly and precisely demonstrate to us who our immediate and ruthless enemies really are.

    Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany? Who eggactly are our sworn enemies?

    OUR enemies, the peoples enemies. Enemies who will ruin our lives and livelihoods , threaten and bully us if we fail to tow the line.

    Oh, this means that you believed the Ukrainians are the “peoples enemies”who would have “ruined our lives and livelihoods”. Fancy that as I never had the insight you demonstrate.

    It is not Putin and it’s not Russia.

    Yea, he’s a decent and honest hardworking dude, who accumulated US$200 billion in wealth making the right investments with the part of his US$140k salary he’s earned for the past 20 years. So true.


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  47. URGENT PUBLIC NEWS: U.S. Senate expert witness testimony states that there are 410,000 unexplained deaths in Americans. Insurance company data shows 40% increase in deaths of people under 64. This is the greatest killer of mankind. This is the worse coverup in human history.

    here


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  48. Struth

    Your boy says that you take the 10,000 deaths reported in VAERS multiply by 41 and you end up with 410,000 unexplained deaths.

    VAERS is not a statistical compilation of anything, you fucking moron. It’s a notice board for the medical sector to read and perhaps take note and eventually craft research on what’s posted. You really are dangerously fucking stupid.


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  49. Also JC stop making shit up.

    Oh, highlight what I made up, Champ.

    It’s your standard schtick when you have nothing Ann’s your argument becomes worthless.

    Ann who? What?

    Which is quite often. If you can post a quote from me saying how much I admire Putin then do it.

    Okay, so you’re not a Putin Fanboy then? Really?

    Or stfu with your constant lies. I’m putting up alternative views to your God Bless America our saviour drivel and you are crying like a pathetic child .

    Stop dismissing challenges to your ghastly ridiculous assertions, in that people who disagree with you must be lying. And stop being a Putin fanboy as it’s a little on the gay side.


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  50. HOW MANY BOOSTERS?

    As many as it takes to finally detonate that cerebral aneurysm you’ve been so diligently cultivating for the last two years with your blood pressure issues, Struth darling…


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  51. Stuth yes Stuth…

    VAERS is not meant to be a statistical analysis, you idiotic yokel. FFS, focus on the delivery and stop posting worthless swill. In fact, go take a shit through the hole you made for yourself.


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  52. Fucking VAERS for Christ’s sake.
    Anyone quoting that as anything more than a vague starting point for setting up a proper study simply doesn’t understand statistical analysis.
    The “V” in VAERS stands for “Voluntary”.
    Which means pretty much anyone can lodge ‘reports’.
    And since it became known outside professional medical circles, the acolytes of RFK Jnr and Co have been loading it up.
    Remember the Lancet Iraqi Death Toll count?
    VAERS has become that on steroids.


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  53. with the objective of incorporating the acquired land as part of the Russian Empire

    Are you certain this is their objective? They say their objectives are to demilitarise and denazify Ukraine. Their operational strategy doesn’t appear to be one of occupation, they aren’t capturing or attempting to capture the big population centres, they look to be engaging or manouevring to engage Ukrainian military positions, and when they do go into larger towns (ie Mariupol), these have concentrations of the Azov-type parts of the Ukrainian military.

    what do you believe Russia has done wrong if anything?

    I know you asked Dover but here’s my 2c. I think the ‘denazification’ objective could easily backfire badly. You can kill all of the ultra-nationalist far right soldiers from Galicia but this won’t kill their perspective of the non-Ukrainian world that’s common in that part of Ukraine, (ie. an intense hatred of Russia combined with a somewhat milder hatred of the Poles and the Hungarians and anyone nearby who they don’t consider Ukrainian). It’s a generational animosity and what the Russians are doing could easily further radicalise the radicals and their children. If this happens, the Russians can expect unpredictable and probably very bad outcomes over the longer term. I’m not at all certain the Russians will be able to extricate themselves from that part of Ukraine or keep the radicals contained. In which case, Russia may well have a future of Beslan massacres and Moscow theatre crises to look forward to.


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  54. Bourne1879 says:
    March 28, 2022 at 10:39 am
    Last night I posted about the recent cross parliamentary inquiry into Covid footage that I came across on Malcolm Roberts One Nation web page. Not seen it mentioned in any mainstream media. The people they heard from were very good. […]

    Another was a nurse whose identity was hidden but who gave very detailed account about what was happening with mandates at Gold Coast University Hospital with staff shortages on shifts etc and the effect on those staff. Uni students filing in due to shortages and unqualified staff in Emergency. Plus said staff were seeing the cases of those having bad reaction to the vaccines and this was affecting their own decisions to be jabbed. She mentioned not being able to speak out due to fear of losing job and got emotional when saying those willing to lose their careers are the ones you want taking care of you.
    ___________________________

    Thanks for posting this other example of what I dared share from first hand experience.

    Saw my doctor again today where unlike at the grossly understaffed hospital, I’ve had good care & I’ve turned a corner towards the proper healing of broken foot.

    He’s also never tried to even suggest I get Jabbed.


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  55. ???
    You weren’t a tourist in Greece?

    Yes, I was there a few days after 9/11. The little church I remember was in Agios Nikolaos. It was beautiful and restful.

    To pray & meditate is better than worshipping?

    Both are forms of worship.

    Russians aren’t faithful Christians?

    Some may be, others may be nominal for all sorts of reasons. I don’t think any country can boast 100% ridgey didge.

    What are you actually trying to say?

    That I visited an Orthodox church and wasn’t turned away or kept in an antechamber because I wasn’t Orthodox myself.

    ‘Don’t dis me rosie, I hate Russian Christians to!’?

    I have no idea what this means.

    I realise you don’t like me. That’s okay.

    In other news, no masks at s&b today. Another hurdle.


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  56. Are you certain this is their objective?

    No, which is why the Russians are surrounding and attacking parts of Kiev. 🙂

    I’m kidding, of course I’m sure.


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  57. LOL! Quadrant is doing a Babylon Bee.

    Insights from Quadrant

    STOP PRESS

    (Photo of the Chairman)

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been diagnosed with COVID.

    The virus will isolate for a week and is expected to recover.



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  58. Cultural Catholics like all cultural Christians are very nice.
    As for sinners, well, they are the ones for whom saving is intended, at least, that is the message.


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  59. Rene Rivkin?

    I was laboring under the delusion that Rivkin had been dead for several years?

    Used to see him quite regularly outside the Sebel Townhouse when I lived in Elizabeth Bay. He had visibly tatty suits in the late 70’s.


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  60. From Stuth’s link

    MUST-SEE] VERY SERIOUS ALERT! THIS IS SO DEVASTATING! — BREAKING NEWS: America’s Frontline Doctors Reveal… ‘Vaccine-Related AIDS Will Hit Millions By Fall’

    Stuth has two choices.

    1. Get taken to the nearest hospital that has a mentally impaired wing in a strait jacket
    2. Go to ER and ask to be admitted voluntarily.


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  61. Re the video of Ukrainian troops casually shooting Russian POWs in the leg.
    Even the lowest IQ Ukrainian thug would know what they’re doing is wrong, super wrong, to prisoners who’ve been disarmed and transported to the rear – yet they’re unconcerned about someone making a video of the entire thing (the video file does go on for some minutes).


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  62. All this ‘the USA is descending into fascism’ and the hopeful comments that there will be a civil war or secession (which I have been reading here for many years) completely misunderstand American politics, which are very different from ours.

    1. US politics are much more vitriolic and violent than ours – always have been.

    2. Electoral and other types of corruption are a feature, not a bug. Read some history, FGS.

    It’s a turbulent country, which is both a strength and a weakness, but there it is.

    For example, all the doomsayers who claimed that Hispanics would always support Democrats because they wanted their relatives and countrypersons to immigrate illegally have been proved to be wrong. A lot of Hispanics have conservative social values, jumped through hoops to immigrate legally, and even if they didn’t, don’t want anyone and everyone who rocks up to the border getting in.

    And while I deplore the crap that is being fed to schoolkids and college students about ‘institutional racism’ and 157 genders and how to masturbate for little kids, it’s naive to pretend that teaching about The Flag and The Constitution and all the rest is somehow neutral. It’s not.

    It’s a clash of ideas, no need to pretend otherwise.


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  63. Stuth

    You’re become a sinkhole for any conspiracy theory going around. Sad as.

    Denialism.

    And Kitchens died of harsh words, and Warnie, the salmon mousse.

    People dropping dead that can’t be explained away, this week more footy and soccer stars and even an umpire.

    You people are sick.
    Mentally sick from denialism.

    VEARS FMD….that’s right drop kicks, doctors would be rushing over each other to report vaccine deaths they injected.

    The sickness of denialism is over the top here.


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  64. Re the video of Ukrainian troops casually shooting Russian POWs in the leg.
    Even the lowest IQ Ukrainian thug would know what they’re doing is wrong, super wrong, to prisoners who’ve been disarmed and transported to the rear – yet they’re unconcerned about someone making a video of the entire thing (the video file does go on for some minutes).

    Oh yea Driller, you’re sympathetic to the Russian’s plight? How noble of you.

    Explain this then. You’ve made several supportive comments toward Ben Roberts-Smith even though we’ve seen very disturbing video of how he acted towards prisoners.

    Here’s where I stand.

    I believe that you are or have extreme criminal tendencies and cannot ever be trusted about ANYTHING . You’re a 100% lying, sociopathic criminal.

    Have you been in jail?


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  65. the Russians are surrounding and attacking parts of Kiev.

    This doesn’t demonstrate the intent you’re ascribing to the Russians. If they wanted to occupy Kiev, they’d…well…occupy Kiev, or at least make some kind of effort to do so. What they are doing looks more like an effort to ratchet up pressure on the Ukrainian government to come to the negotiating table and accept Russian demands (neutrality, no NATO or EU membership ever, renounce all claims over Crimea and the Donbass, maybe some kind of federal system for eastern Ukraine to guarantee the rights of ethnic Russians).

    If the Russians wanted to occupy Kiev whilst sustaining minimal casualties and not giving a rat’s about civilian lives and property, Russian artillery could have flattened the city weeks ago and Russian forces would have secured the rubble with ease. The Russians have a LOT of artillery they could have brought to bear, yet they haven’t done so. Why would this be?


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  66. It’s a clash of ideas, no need to pretend otherwise.

    Ordinarily I would agree with everything you say. However, I’d also add this.

    1. The US is cursed with a slave history and one side has always used it to bait 13% of the population against whites even though the US is the only nation on earth that fought a bitter Civil war to eradicate slavery.

    2. One side no longer believes elections are held honestly. And this is a huge problem that is currently not being dealt by imposing a safeguards across the election system.


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  67. Sancho Panzer says:
    March 28, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    Fucking VAERS for Christ’s sake.
    Anyone quoting that as anything more than a vague starting point for setting up a proper study simply doesn’t understand statistical analysis.
    The “V” in VAERS stands for “Voluntary”.
    Which means pretty much anyone can lodge ‘reports’.
    And since it became known outside professional medical circles, the acolytes of RFK Jnr and Co have been loading it up.
    Remember the Lancet Iraqi Death Toll count?
    VAERS has become that on steroids.

    Paradoxically, it also under-reports for various reasons, including the difficult to navigate website and pressure for potential reporters not to stray from the narrative.

    I wouldn’t be betting my house on data from VAERS.


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  68. This doesn’t demonstrate the intent you’re ascribing to the Russians. If they wanted to occupy Kiev, they’d…well…occupy Kiev, or at least make some kind of effort to do so.

    I think even the heavy handed Russians don’t want to be seen to destroy a city like Kiev.


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  69. Russians levelling cities as they go.
    The US never did that in Iraq or Afghanistan.
    Don’t care if there’s a few Nazi nut jobs amongst the defenders, fuck that and the Russians for that matter.
    Shame on you dicks who are pumping Putin’s tyres.


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  70. Stuth

    Gateway pundit is the equivalent of a fright site on the right. It tries to attract.. let’s say nicely… the more mentally feeble of us. Please stay away and if necessary just post their link at the furniture store.


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  71. Flyinduk:

    Why can’t the free market decide whether to support such ‘work’?

    Because we are commoners and don’t have the necessary cultural viewpoint to do justice to the artists endeavours.
    (That’s right isn’t it?)


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  72. Good for you Calli.
    ‘Rosie hates Russian Christians’ is mendacious trolling.
    How you get that from ‘the evidence is very few Russians are practising Christians and therefore portraying Russia as some sort of Holy Orthodox Empire appears to be hyperbolic’ I do not know.


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  73. Zipster says:
    March 28, 2022 at 11:35 am

    politicians are all psychopaths

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., argues the ‘likeliest thing you are going to see’ from Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to use chemical or biological weapons ‘in a way that makes it look like someone else did it.’
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    This is just what Gonzalo Lira & others have warned the US/Western Oligarchs are going to do.

    The need to sell the lie to the world that, “the Russians are losing & can’t win“, is to be able to convince the world that, “Putin did it“, when the US/Western Oligarchs commit their planned war crime of gross mass slaughter of civilians to justify ramping it up to a full blown World War.

    It makes no sense for Russia to use Bioweapon if they’re so convincingly winning their objectives, so the Western Filth have been selling the, ‘Russia can’t winLie from the get go because they’ve wanted to blow up Ukraine (& all the evidence it holds against them), since they realized just how many people of global power & influence have tapped into all that evidence against them.


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  74. I believe that you are or have extreme criminal tendencies and cannot ever be trusted about ANYTHING . You’re a 100% lying, sociopathic criminal.

    Do the grown-ups in your household know you’re using the computer?


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  75. The schisms within the US will not be bridged easily or any time soon, and look to me to be as intractable as they were in the years prior to the civil war. However, the split back then was simpler and able to be brutally cauterised by means of a civil war. I can’t see how a civil war solves what we see today. It isn’t clear to me who would be fighting whom, what they would be fighting for, where and how they’d be fighting and what victory/resolution would look like.


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  76. Head Prefect I see you are still shitting your pants over having the jab.
    Seems a lot of the jabbed are still very angry even to the point of knowing the media lied to them for years & especially the last 2 years now believe the media is telling them the truth about Ukraine…sad.


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  77. Drills,

    You behave like a criminal. You’re dishonest like a criminal and associate with questionable people. Have you been in jail and what were innocently incarcerated for? Tell us as you’re among friends here.


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  78. I thought VAERS reporting was compulsory for medical professionals in the US because of the emergency use status of the various covid vaccines.
    I’m not sure how reporting all events within x number of days after a vaccination could be construed as a narrative to stray from.


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  79. Has the video of Ukrainian soldiers harming and killing Russian POWs made the news here in Oz?

    Australia has sent a lazy $70 mil to these pricks while simultaneously spending another $40 to prosecute our diggers for war crimes. Talk about losing your moral compass.


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  80. Weird people on here have convinced themselves that:
    1. The Russians don’t want Kiev, but could easily have it if they wanted it. That massive logistics traffic jam we watched for weeks was just for show or some shit like that.
    2. The Russians are ultra cautious not to hurt civilians.
    3. The Ukrainians have bombed and destroyed Mariupol themselves while using civilians as hostages to stop the Russians from bombing their own positions.
    4. Ukrainians are torturing and killing their own civilians en masse.
    5. Russia is an awesome war machine.
    6. Ukraine would be kaput except for their dastardly dirty tactics that the brave Russians are fighting heroically to overcome.
    ..
    It’s shit. Whatever you are reading or watching, stop. It’s of no more value that the mainstream TV dreck. You’re like the mirror image of CNN. Full of emotion, hype and bullshit.


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  81. Russians levelling cities as they go.
    The US never did that in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    I have a feeling the Afghans and Iraqis might disagree with you a bit there. And I don’t see a lot (ie. any) evidence of Russians levelling Ukrainian cities.

    Shame on you dicks who are pumping Putin’s tyres.

    It’s called strategic empathy. The West has been up to all kinds of fuckery in and around Russia since the collapse of the USSR. I don’t blame the Russians for not trusting NATO or the US, because they’ve proven to be full of shit from my perspective, let alone from a Russian perspective. I sure as hell wouldn’t want NATO on my doorstep if I were Putin. This doesn’t mean I love Putin, worship Russia, despise Ukraine etc. If I were Ukrainian, I’d likely be angry as hell at the Russians but also at NATO and the US for making me a bunch of promises and then leaving my country high and dry when I look for these promises to be kept.


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  82. politicians are all psychopaths

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., argues the ‘likeliest thing you are going to see’ from Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to use chemical or biological weapons ‘in a way that makes it look like someone else did it.’
    ________________________

    This is just what Gonzalo Lira & others have warned the US/Western Oligarchs are going to do.

    The need to sell the lie to the world that, “the Russians are losing & can’t win“, is to be able to convince the world that, “Putin did it“,

    If anyone here can decipher srr’s code, please let us know.

    Meanwhile, ‘little Marco’ as Trump correctly called him during the primaries, has been furiously seeking relevance and a public profile ever since Trump squashed him like the bug he is.


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  83. “Zipster says:
    March 28, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    On the other is an aging childless dictator running a dying superpower

    Putin has daughters
    ___________________________________

    Unlike Victoria Nuland and too very bloody many of the EU/UN Mobsters slaving away at criminalising Christianity around the world.


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  84. It’s called strategic empathy. The West has been up to all kinds of fuckery in and around Russia since the collapse of the USSR. I don’t blame the Russians for not trusting NATO or the US, because they’ve proven to be full of shit from my perspective, let alone from a Russian perspective. I sure as hell wouldn’t want NATO on my doorstep if I were Putin.

    OCO, I don’t think it’s fair to tar the US like that. That’s because when you have evidence of some shit awful thing occurring the US is responsible for, you really have to ask what political party caused the problem. 110% of the time it’s the demonic side of US politics.


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  85. You’re like the mirror image of CNN.

    Your comment suggests you’re informed by sources who share the CNN perspective of the conflict, so you may as well be getting your news from CNN. Same outcome.


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  86. Russians levelling cities as they go. The US never did that in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    They certainly removed entire suburbs in Baghdad, right down to the dirt, to take away cover around the green zone. I saw that personally.


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  87. Your comment suggests you’re informed by sources who share the CNN perspective of the conflict, so you may as well be getting your news from CNN. Same outcome.

    ..
    I’m watching a lot of Indian channels, because India is pretty neutral and they had a lot of correspondents on the ground.
    Here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyeyoqwXm5o
    Also Funker350 because it’s run by veterans who know what they are looking at:
    https://funker530.com/
    And data from this page because they only compile data for which there is photographic confirmation.
    I haven’t watched free to air TV in a decade. Or CNN or anything like it.
    I don’t care who has the moral highground in this war. There probably isn’t one.


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  88. Top Ender, how did the train trip go?

    I did it the other direction a few years ago, and while the food was ordinary, the red wine was surprisingly good. So much so that … another time. 🙂

    Anyway, what I noticed was how slow the train went most of the time, whether because of bends and curves, or poorly maintained tracks, or whatever. From memory, it was five hours from Sydney to Canberra, and you can drive it in four.

    Given what a PITA air travel is these days, with long advanced check-ins, security queues, rude/indifferent staff and much the same at the other end, I would have thought that Canberra/Sydney would be a moneymaking opportunity for the trains. By air, you arrive at Mascot, where nobody wants to be, and have to start travelling all over again.

    My trainfare was more than the airfare, and even with all the air inconveniences it took a couple of hours longer than flying.

    But hey – NSW Railways – a mess for many years. Unions, and braindead management (sides of the coin). Every now and then they hire a whizzkid, with predictable results.


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  89. Head Prefect, the media has lied to us for decades & still you go along with whatever they tell you, is it because you have had their poison jab & hope this time they are not lying?
    You know as well as most the uniparty in America has been using Ukraine as a money laundering house for years, to deny this is a delusion to yourself.
    The Ukraine government & the uniparty (probably some politicians here too)is pooping their pants at any revelations that Putin may reveal.
    I really hope Putin has the evidence & shows it to the world.
    Happy bananas to you.


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  90. Also this guy, but aware that he is pro-Ukraine:

    ..
    Certainly if he starts spouting off about Russian atrocities the way the sites you are watching do over alleging Ukrainian atrocities, I’m not sitting there like a vege soaking it up uncritically.


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  91. JC says: March 28, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    … you’re sympathetic to the Russian’s plight?

    It would be inhuman to not be sympathetic to the plight of blokes who are lined up, then one-by-one carelessly shot in the leg.

    However, their plight was not the point. You are deflecting.
    You failed to address the substantive point.

    Which is:
    Even the lowest IQ Ukrainian thug would know what they’re doing is wrong, super wrong, to prisoners who’ve been disarmed and transported to the rear – yet they’re unconcerned about someone making a video of the entire thing (the video file does go on for some minutes).


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  92. That’s because when you have evidence of some shit awful thing occurring the US is responsible for, you really have to ask what political party caused the problem. 110% of the time it’s the demonic side of US politics.

    Why would someone on the receiving end of the shit awful thing occurring that the US is responsible for care about which US political party is running the show? It’s not as though they get to vote the fuckers out. Besides, the GOP isn’t much better. Look at all those warhawk GOP senators. And the rest of them don’t give a shit as long as they keep making bank. The problem isn’t a partisan one. It’s the US permanent bureaucracy that seeks to return the US to the strategic position it held circa 1946, and it’s willing to do all kinds of shit to get there. Trouble is that getting there is an impossible task, but they don’t seem to realise this obvious reality, and they’re willing to bleed the US white in this grand folly of theirs.

    Removing the cancer that is the permanent bureaucracy, the parallel state, the state-within-a-state, the Military Industrial Complex, the interagency, the Deep State – whatever you want to call it – from the US body politic is not impossible, but it isn’t a simple matter, either. And both party establishments are part incentivised, part coerced to protect it.

    There is a difference between the Dems and the GOP – the Democrat establishment is deeply entrenched and has no credible opposition, whilst there is a genuine insurgency threatening the GOP establishment that, if it succeeds in taking over the party, would have a much freer hand to dismantle the deep state. However, it has a long way to go. But there is hope.


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  93. Bluey:

    All the things he was accused of, but wasn’t, are likely to be what the next actually is. You don’t get a Pinochet or Hitler overnight.

    Let’s hope it doesn’t come to Pinochet’s One Way Helicopter Rides.
    But if it does – and remember that Pinochet was the response to years of Leftist sabotage of the Chilean economy and society. Just like what is happening in the West today, with continued support from both Russia and China.
    So yes – if Russia and China are getting hurt because of the blowback from their policies over the last 50 years, I don’t really care. Both of these countries pissed a lot of goodwill and support from the Democracies when they needed help against invaders.
    They’ve worked hard to get into the position they find themselves – I hope they remember who is to blame.


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  94. Ted

    The media may have lied to us in the past or not, however, you’re hardly the mammal we’re expecting to help us figure it out. Shut up and go pick bananas.


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  95. Arky.
    Our moral equivalence Moscow section are losing the the battle as more video comes in of the effects of imprecise artillery on hold out Ukrainian cities.
    They’re getting angry because the facts are smacking their narrative in the face like Will Smith on Chris Rock at the Oscars.
    That’s were our Putin Players belong.


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  96. Apropos of nothing, those interested in a 1975 British thriller (8 episodes) which was never shown here might like this.

    The Hanged Man. My link is to a later episode, fish around for number 1.


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  97. does the mistreatment justify a full scale Russian invasion?

    The former has nothing to do with the latter. Even if the invasion had no moral or practical justification, the conduct of the Ukrainians here is a war crime.

    Let me ask you Dover, what do you believe Russia has done wrong if anything?

    As a matter of prudence, probably shouldn’t have invaded. Pressed more on the Minsk protocols. Maybe had more limited aims re Donbas. And so on. The thing is I’m not privy to the sort of considerations and information that the Russians had available to them. It may simply be that they thought that the avenues available to them short of war, having yielded very little since 2015, and given the disposition of the US, would be of little success. Faced with that, they either live with Ukraine as a de facto NATO partner on their border, or force the issue themselves.


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  98. The former has nothing to do with the latter. Even if the invasion had no moral or practical justification, the conduct of the Ukrainians here is a war crime.

    Really? So if there was no invasion, it would still have occurred?


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  99. dover0beach says:
    March 28, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    It’s instructive that a lot of liberal and neo-con bluechecks in response to the Russian POW story are running the argument that ‘shit happens’ in war line.

    I’ve been told the standard response to all the videos of War Crimes being committed by Ukrainians has been –

    “You can’t commit War Crimes against War Criminals.”

    Doesn’t bode well for any of us should the US/EU/UN Oligarchs (who’ve long used the Ukraine as their personal Blood Money Laundry), manage to kick this off into WW3 proper.


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  100. Winston Smithsays:
    March 28, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    Winston Johnson is right!

    Also, how dare he speak Hard Truths on this blog?!

    Also, let me be the first to smash my ale mug against the ground and raucously call for ANOTHER!!! [Hard truths. And more ale]…


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  101. In the midst of all the Russia/Ukraine talk, a flood story.

    A friend has just come back from the Lismore cleanup. Daughter lost everything, but the house is still liveable. The stench was horrific from the mud and putrefying carcasses, including some poor mutts who were caught in the torrent. They retrieved the collars and rang the owners…a sad task. And instead of throwing the poor things on the heap, they buried them in the sucking swill called the back garden.

    Then…the daughter discovered a lurking little cat, half starved with an injured foot. After three days of effort she finally coaxed it into a cage and off to the vet for foot repairs.

    The cat was chipped. Turned out the owner, miles upstream, was an 80 year old man, lost his wife a week before the deluge, then lost everything in the flood. Except the cat, which is now a lifesaver and comfort for the poor man.


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  102. Dover, the western governments have pushed the Russians to this ever since the collapse of the USSR collapse, NATO was of no use after that but still they pushed.
    After all the wars the USA has pushed for years & I don’t trust them any more, if that pisses people off I don’t care.
    When the USSR collapsed the West had a great opportunity to align with the Russian people but governments decided against it, maybe the international bankers were against it? (That will get me a kicking from the soros lovers here).


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  103. It bears repeating – again & again, until people stop blowing cover smoke for Our Enemies Within –

    “Makka says:
    March 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm
    […]
    My main point is this about the Russia/ Ukraine conflict. The 24/7 super tanker loads of propaganda being spewed from ‘the west’ is disgusting and insulting. What the western powers have accomplished in and with Ukraine clearly and precisely demonstrate to us who our immediate and ruthless enemies really are. OUR enemies, the peoples enemies. Enemies who will ruin our lives and livelihoods , threaten and bully us if we fail to tow the line.

    It is not Putin and it’s not Russia.”


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  104. Runnybum says:
    March 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm
    Dover, the western governments have pushed the Russians to this ever since the collapse of the USSR collapse,

    By Russians you mean a sawn off, beady eyed little dictator for life and not the general public through elected representatives I take it.


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  105. Federal Arts Minister Paul Fletcher said he had expressed his concerns previously to the Australia Council about some of the grants.

    “This kind of juvenile left-wing political activism is not how Australian taxpayers’ money should be spent when it comes to arts funding,” he said.

    “I expressed my concerns in writing to the Australia Council last month, and received assurance from the Council that it will address these concerns. “I will be watching to see that it does so.
    =
    “It is a well-established principle that arts funding decisions are made at arm’s length from ministers of the day.

    “But the Australia Council needs to remember it is spending taxpayers’ money, and it needs to do that in a way that maintains community confidence in our system of arts funding.”

    Federal Arts Minister Paul Fletcher said he had expressed his concerns previously to the Australia Council about some of the grants.

    “This kind of juvenile left-wing political activism is not how Australian taxpayers’ money should be spent when it comes to arts funding,” he said.

    “I expressed my concerns in writing to the Australia Council last month, and received assurance from the Council that it will address these concerns. “I will be watching to see that it does so.
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    “It is a well-established principle that arts funding decisions are made at arm’s length from ministers of the day.

    “But the Australia Council needs to remember it is spending taxpayers’ money, and it needs to do that in a way that maintains community confidence in our system of arts funding.”

    Fletcher can huff and puff, but the legislation ensures that there is nothing he can do about TheirABC or the Arts Council. Labor set them up so that only legislative change through the House and the Senate can change things.

    And with TheirABC, a big chunk of Coalition MPs wouldn’t touch a hair on its head.


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  106. I’ve been told the standard response to all the videos of War Crimes being committed by Ukrainians has been –

    “You can’t commit War Crimes against War Criminals.”

    By whom?

    Doesn’t bode well for any of us should the US/EU/UN Oligarchs (who’ve long used the Ukraine as their personal Blood Money Laundry), manage to kick this off into WW3 proper.

    You disturb me, SRR. You and your Nuffy mates are far too excited by this. I miss the days of folks like you humourlessly raging about being lightly needled for your off-the-wall pronouncements about the world and your unconventional taste in hats.

    Now, you lot are more aroused by the prospect of your End of Days and Holy Wars than even Vlad Bae and Sniffy Joe’s handlers…

    #StopIt

    #You’llGoBlind


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  107. maybe the international bankers were against it? (That will get me a kicking from the soros lovers here).

    Your Protocols are showing, Runnybum…


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  108. Cronkite, I picked this up from a piece in the Oz about some dude named Pappas who is having his possessions liquidated. No idea who he is except his name shows up in the Oz and AFR fr0m time to time.

    Westpac fraud case.


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  109. Ted

    You’re actually quite amusing if in a very simplistic and predictable way.

    You say something stupid, or you’re also perhaps slightly aware that others will see it as stupid and likely comment how stupid it is.

    You then try to make a half-arsed prediction that someone will find your comment to be asinine. Also, you know that I am going to comment about something directed to me (by you) and I will always make reference to your vocation, which is banana picking. You’re not making any prediction, you tool. Go pick some bananas.


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  110. More than $10 million of taxpayer funds have been handed out in the latest round of government art grants – but questions have been raised about why “political activists masquerading as artists” are being handed so much cash.

    Close the Australia Council down!

    That’s $10 million covered, of the revenue shortfall caused by cutting petrol excise.


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  111. Runnybum says:
    March 28, 2022 at 5:08 pm
    Ya lost me with that one gez?

    How have Russians been pushed by the West or NATO?
    What possible danger to life, limb or prosperity was imminent?
    Most Eastern European counties have prospered by leaving behind the suffocating hug of Russian hegemony.


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  112. Gateway pundit is the equivalent of a fright site on the right. It tries to attract.. let’s say nicely… the more mentally feeble of us.

    GP, Breitbart, Epoch, Gatestone Institute, Geller Report and any other media outlet which praises Trump are the backbone of the West and should be supported by any citizen of sound mind, firm hips and a pure heart.


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  113. rosie, lying is a sin.

    Not only a sin, but this lying that you constantly do about me, bearing false witness, is also breaking one of The Commandments of our Creator, Sustainer & Saviour, Christ Jesus, God.

    Of course you yet again don’t name me in Your reply, Your Witness Against Me, like some heretic who delights in mocking God with legalism (which actually compounds the sin), but we can all see what you’re doing.

    No matter how hard you try to obfuscate with completely irrelevant percentages that you brought into the argument in order to better justify you spreading of hatred towards Russians, you just can’t stop attacking me with twisted tales & bald faced lies.
    ____________________________
    rosie
    March 28, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    Once again with the fact free abuse.
    There is no doubt, as there is in France, which has also seen murderous repression of Christianity, a committed core of Christians but the evidence is the regular practitioners number between 2 and 10 percent of the population.
    People can obfuscate all they like but the information is available for anyone and from sources with somewhat less bias than the person who six years ago was claiming Trump was the second coming.
    ________________________________________

    Now, are you going to tell us who you state, “six years ago was claiming Trump was the second coming”?

    Because every honest soul knows it was NOT me, but there are few amongst the mob of narrative controllers here who haven’t also tried to nail that BS to my name.

    I only picked Trump as a hard man long prepared to do a hard job.
    A job he & others he prepared with are not yet done doing.


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  114. calli, thanks for that story.

    Politicians and media seem to have moved on, while thousands of people are homeless or have homes they can’t inhabit due to the floods.

    What’s more, it’s feeding into the unstable and rising real estate market in NSW and adjacent.

    There are still people who lost their homes in the bushfires a couple of years ago who have finally got their insurance payouts, or who have been trying to rebuild but can’t because of COVID supply chain issues. They have been living in tents and caravans and SUVs and cadging off relatives and friends. Not of interest.

    Meanwhile, politicians have been announcing new *bright* and *shiny* projects as elections loom.

    Arseholes.


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  115. Breitbart, Epoch, Gatestone Institute, Geller Report and any other media outlet which praises Trump are the backbone of the West and should be supported by any citizen of sound mind, firm hips and a pure heart.

    Yea I totally agree, Cronkers.


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  116. Runnybum says:
    March 28, 2022 at 5:12 pm
    Farmer Gez, are you saying that is OK for Ukraine forces to kill eastern people of Russian heritage for 8 years?

    You use political and diplomatic pressure and build support for any action by presenting the facts and suffering occurring because of Ukrainian actions.
    Not that the Russians weren’t actively fomenting and arming separatists there were they?


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  117. Daily Mail has article about why people not lining up to get the booster. Below is quote from General Frewen.

    ‘Some people have had Covid. Some people are just a bit over the whole Covid thing.

    ‘What we know, from the medical advice, is the booster will reduce the severity of Covid if you get it and it will help avoid the effects of long Covid.

    ‘So it’s really important. It’s never been easier to get the vaccines than now.’

    Much has been claimed about what the vaccines will do. Remember when it was going to prevent you from catching and spreading the virus. Then more recently we have had the admissions that they did not know they were going to wane. If they could not test for waning due to short development time then how could they know it would help avoid the effects of long covid. Especially as the first three jabs were created before Delta.

    I think Frewen has made up another benefit that is simply not true and could not have been tested for. It would be good if a journalist asked which medical advice he is referring to but we know that is not going to happen.


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  118. Razey says:
    March 28, 2022 at 5:29 pm
    Will Smith is a pussy.

    Fair bet that Big Will wouldn’t have handed out a slap to The Rock if he’d cracked that gag.


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

    March 28, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Sancho Panzer says: March 28, 2022 at 11:05 am

    What? No one bothered checking that the boys from the subcontinent piss in the floor wells and cut holes in the flooring so they can shit on the engine without having to stop?

    Any actual real evidence of this?

    Seems far-fetched to us non-truckies.
    Pictures or it didn’t happen.
    …..

    Then shortly after Stuth claims it does;

    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity says:
    March 28, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    I’ve heard this before around the traps, drivers under time & performance monitoring, head office notified electronically whenever the truck stops moving, drivers (presumably the off-duty one) crapping through a floor space (which may land on the motor/chassis.)

    That someone cannot conceptualize backing one out whilst ensconced in a bucket seat and driving an Audi sedan, & hasn’t encountered a visible floor/cabin penetration in the Beemer, does not preclude these from being the case in a semi-trailer.



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  120. the backbone of the West and should be supported by any citizen of sound mind, firm hips and a pure heart.

    That’s me out of contention then, on all three counts.


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  121. Ha ha JC.
    Good get.
    I must admit I have been out all arvo pressure washing my windows, but that one had me scratching my head.
    Apparently it went from ‘needing pictorial evidence to be believed’ before lunch, to ‘I’ve heard that story around the traps’ after lunch.
    The other interesting thing is that the subject of sub-continental drivers has been a recurring theme here, with St Ruth vigourously prosecuting the “Against” case.
    Not once has the “well known” tale of the Kenworth Long-Drop mobile bog ever been raised.
    Not once.
    Until someone threw it in the mix this morning, and a few (including myself) called bullshit on it*, at which point St Ruth recounted the truthiness of it.
    Followed by Sal.
    FMD.
    More recovered memories here than a St Alipius Ballarat Primary school reunion.


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  122. IF Ukrainians are shooting prisoners in the leg, that is a crime.
    I hope crimes on both sides, and there will be crimes on both sides, are investigated and prosecuted after the war and pricks get hanged.
    Given the politics of it, I doubt this will occur.
    Which leaves reporting of alleged crimes during the heat of the war as what they are: grist to the propaganda mills, which are currently in overdrive.


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  123. Fair bet that Big Will wouldn’t have handed out a slap to The Rock if he’d cracked that gag.

    Errol Flynn would have revelled in Big Will trying that.


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  124. JC says: March 28, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Explain this then. You’ve made several supportive comments toward Ben Roberts-Smith even though we’ve seen very disturbing video of how he acted towards prisoners.

    It would be helpful were you to link to very disturbing video of how BRS acted toward prisoners.
    (Thank you in advance)


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  125. Driller

    You behave here like a criminal. I’m happy for you to look for the vid the ABC presented on Four Corners but you first have to tell us why you received jail time.

    Go!


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  126. When the lights go out after Liddell and Eraring are closed and hordes of gerbel warming-brainwashed, Lord of the Flies kidlets are running lunatic through the streets BRS is the one I want to have standing by my side.


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  127. I’ve a feeling Dunning Krugman’s mouth has once again outdone the brain (not a difficult task) in claiming there’s video of BRS monstering prisoners.

    Either way, despite verbal representations made by the Homes & Gardens writer, I forecast there will not be a presentation of such video.

    Just call me Nostradamus.


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  128. “johannasays:
    March 28, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Very good comment Johanna.

    “2. Electoral and other types of corruption are a feature, not a bug. Read some history, FGS.””

    Correct. An example, Richard Nixon probably won the 1960 election…it took crooked Old Joe Kennedy’s crooked mate in Chicago, Mayor Daley, to fix the election for Kennedy in Chicago which contributed to Kennedy’ win in Illinois….by a narrow few thousand votes and thus he became POTUS.

    I would add though that it’s the Democrat Party, more than the GOP, that has a long history of ballot fraud.
    I would add though, that


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  129. And yes, we can see the criminal in action above.

    Seems far-fetched to us non-truckies.
    Pictures or it didn’t happen.

    a few hours later courageously getting in line after Stuth told him to.

    I’ve heard this before around the traps,

    LOl.


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  130. “I want to make it clear to everyone, both in our country and abroad, to our partners, that it’s not even about the line that we don’t want anyone to cross. The fact is that we have nowhere to retreat. They have pinned us against a line from which, sorry for the bad manners, we have nowhere to retreat,” President Vladimir Putin – December 2021, almost two months before he ordered the assault on Ukraine.

    At the time, Moscow was trying to come to an agreement with NATO on mutual security, hoping that the US-led bloc would agree to provide comprehensive written guarantees that it would not expand any further to the east.

    The existence of these red lines – most notably against NATO expansion into Ukraine – is not some subjective concept born in the minds of Russia’s current leadership. It had been discussed in the west for years.

    In 1998, George Kennan, American diplomat and historian said NATO expansion would mean nothing less than “the beginning of a new Cold War,” warning that it would be a “tragic mistake.” and “Of course, this will provoke a bad reaction from Russia. And when that happens, [those who made decisions about NATO expansion] will say that we have always told you the Russians are like that. But it’s just not true.”

    In 1997, 50 prominent foreign policy experts, including former senators, military leaders, and diplomats, sent an open letter to then-President Bill Clinton outlining their opposition to NATO expansion. “It is a policy error of historic proportions”.

    Conservative political commentator Pat Buchanan wrote in his 1999 book ‘A Republic, Not an Empire’, “By moving NATO onto Russia’s front porch, we have scheduled a twenty-first-century confrontation.”

    The current director of the CIA, William Burns, said in 2008 that for Russia, “Ukraine’s accession to NATO is the brightest of all red lines. I have not yet found anyone who would consider Ukraine in NATO as something other than a direct challenge to Russia’s interests.

    Just so everyone is clear that a serious Russian response including invasion was anticipated, foretold, expected, envisaged, predicted and presumed if NATO’s push east continued.


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  131. It’s a symbol of the Chinese Communist Party or CCP’s Covid zero policy, so strict, ruthless, and reckless.

    Just wait until winter comes to Victoria and The Bat Eared Mong gets back into the swing of things……


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  132. No link yet to video of BRS monstering some prisoners.
    Dearie me – it’s as if Dunning Krugman… doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
    How embarrasment for him.


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  133. Paul Fletcher is the most useless Communications Minister in history, worse than Stephen Conroy and worse than Turdbull.

    He’s a supine dolt. Always missing in action…nothing to say about the ABC’s hit jobs on Porter and Tudge. Quite frankly he’s a disgrace.


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  134. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity says:
    March 28, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    No link yet to video of BRS monstering some prisoners.
    Dearie me – it’s as if Dunning Krugman… doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
    How embarrasment for him.

    Here it is drillsie.

    Seems far-fetched to us non-truckies.
    Pictures or it didn’t happen.

    Everything about Driller says criminal.


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  135. Really? So if there was no invasion, it would still have occurred?

    It was occurring in the Donbass for 8 years before the invasion.
    Worse things than that.


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  136. He’s a supine dolt. Always missing in action…nothing to say about the ABC’s hit jobs on Porter and Tudge. Quite frankly he’s a disgrace.

    Hence Slomo selected him for the role.
    He’s just what Slomo wants there, somebody who won’t scare the horses. (the Greens voting horses, the ones the youthful Liberal party staffers tell him need to be placated)


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  137. If anyone here can decipher srr’s code, please let us know.

    Yes, quite easily. Gonzola Lira streamed a 3 part presentation yesterday, linked here more than once, in which he said he expects a false flag event by the alphabet agencies, blamed on Russia of course. This is based on his perception of the propaganda around Russia losing, which he believes is not the case and that they are achieving their aims, but which is necessary background for blaming Russia. He also mentioned Biden’s comment in Poland to American troops that they would soon see for themselves how beautiful Ukranian women were, or words to that effect. What do you think that might have meant?


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  138. War crime allegations came out in media because ‘system failed’, MP tells Ben Roberts-Smith lawsuit
    Perry Duffin
    Senior Court Reporter
    @perryduffin1
    NCA NewsWire
    8 minutes ago March 28, 2022

    “The system has failed” at handling war crime allegations and it had fallen to the media to do the job of government, Andrew Hastie has told the defamation trial of Ben Roberts-Smith.

    Mr Roberts-Smith is suing Nine newspapers and journalists over a series of articles that allege he committed war crimes, including six killings, while in ­Afghanistan with the SAS.

    The former elite soldier denies every claim and over the past few days has watched federal MP Mr Hastie testify against him in Sydney’s Federal Court.

    Mr Hastie was a captain in the SAS and served alongside Mr Roberts-Smith, briefly, in 2012.

    Allegations against Mr ­Roberts-Smith had been spreading like wildfire in the SAS regiment at that time, the court has heard, including that he had killed unarmed Afghans.

    The court also heard that multiple SAS operators had told regiment commanders they had witnessed or heard about killings and bullying involving the Victoria Cross winner.

    The Australian Defence Force opened an inquiry into ­rumours of special forces misconduct in May 2016 and by 2018 at least some of the inquiry’s witnesses were speaking to Nine journalists Chris Masters and Nick McKenzie, the court has heard.

    Mr Hastie spoke to the journalists in 2019, he said, but did not want to openly accuse Mr Roberts-Smith of wrongdoing.

    “There were people attacking that inquiry in the public square … For it to be undermined, diminished and attacked was bad for our country,” he told Mr Roberts-Smith’s barrister, Arthur Moses SC.

    “The reason these allegations came to light is the system, thus far, has failed, Mr Moses,” he said. “When a system fails, sometimes it’s up to the fourth estate to do the job.”



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  139. http://click1.e.westernjournalism.com/ViewMessage.do

    He was wrongly accused of murder for shooting a career criminal who tried to run him down in a stolen truck.
    Thinking this criminal was about to kill him or his fellow officers, Michael pulled his weapon and defended himself.

    Not long after the indictment, we started a fundraising campaign on the internet site “GoFundMe” to raise money for a proper legal defense.
    After a few days, “GoFundMe” shut down the fundraiser.
    They claimed Michael’s actions were an “act of hate” – and helping him violated their terms of service.
    You see, the car thief was a Hispanic man, and Michael is a white police officer.

    Perhaps it’s time for white police officers to resign en masse from their respective police forces.


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  140. When did hanging white linen on someone’s verandah replace burning a cross on the front lawn?

    An old timer reminiscing about the 1940’s out West in NSW during heat waves told me that he and his family used to hang wet white sheets over doorways and on verandahs in order to get the cooling effect of catching any wind and turning it marginally less hot indoors or in the verandah sleepout. They also used to sleep under wet white sheets and his wife used to drape herself in them when she went to the outdoor dunny. All part now of ‘Klan’ mythology in the eyes of those seeking to be victims.

    Either the man experiencing this as the Klan and its Wizardry was living in a wash house or people were using sheets as air conditioners simply in accord with local custom.


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  141. Quite a civilised way to travel but only doing about 80 kph – shinkansen it’s not.
    Canberra to Goulburn via Tarago!
    It has always been slow due to the state of the railway. At Goulburn things speed up since you join the main line there.


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  142. You’re just a low down dirty little criminal.

    No. Can’t see how that figures, JC. Not by Dover’s guidelines anyway.
    Salvadore may be OK with ritual abuse, as long as it is ritual, but he’s done nothing criminal that I can see. Of course, I’ve been away all arvo and who know what went on then. 🙂


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  143. When the lights go out after Liddell and Eraring are closed and hordes of gerbel warming-brainwashed, Lord of the Flies kidlets are running lunatic through the streets BRS is the one I want to have standing by my side.

    Actually, this is something that has puzzled me for a while. It seems to be a paradox. They’re trying to create a digital dictatorship but what is “digital” without electricity?

    a


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  144. “We hope and pray that this war – shameful for all of us, for all of humanity – will end as soon as possible: it is unacceptable; each additional day adds more death and destruction.” Pope Francis used the strong language to denounce the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Saturday when he received in the Vatican some 700 volunteers of the Italian Radio Transceivers’ Federation Citizens’ Band.”

    Pope Francis on Ukraine


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  145. Rugby matches in NZ in the seventies were well attended.

    A man likes to drink at the game and sometimes to excess. In this situation you don’t want to go to the toilet and lose an advantageous position on the terraces.

    The elegant solution was to cut a bicycle tube and run it down the inside of the trouser leg.
    Truck drivers take note.


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  146. Daily Mail – Russian Defence Minister is handing out medals to “the smashed porcelain” in a Russian Military hospital.

    A second clip showed a wounded and bedbound soldier, also missing a leg, looking up in bemusement at another of Russia’s defence ministers who told him: ‘I hope you’ll get back on your feet,’ as he handed out another medal yesterday



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  147. Just so everyone is clear that a serious Russian response including invasion was anticipated, foretold, expected, envisaged, predicted and presumed if NATO’s push east continued.

    Which, in my mind, raises this question – if Putin falls short of his goals in Ukraine, as seems increasingly probable, does that make him more or less dangerous?


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  148. “The system has failed” at handling war crime allegations and it had fallen to the media to do the job of government, Andrew Hastie has told the defamation trial of Ben Roberts-Smith.

    Understand what Hastie did. He heard rumours about BRS and went to the press with them because he wanted BRS prosecuted by the press. This while Brereton’s stupid enquiry was ongoing.

    That is right up there with Sengelman hiring a feminist academic to report on the culture of special force units as the most egregious act by an officer or ex-officer in the last half century. Just fucking disgraceful.


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  149. So according to the Dishonorable Hastie, A., MP. the highly honorable and balanced mainstream media is now a de facto war crimes investigation tribunal. Really?

    This man is an utter menace to our Parliament. Despicable is too soft a word to describe his behaviour. An utterly vile individual.


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  150. if Putin falls short of his goals in Ukraine, as seems increasingly probable, does that make him more or less dangerous?
    Dangerous to whom?
    His wife’s annoying pomeranian?
    The Postman?
    Some flamer who asks him to wear a mask?


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  151. Net Worth

    Mike Cannon-Brookes
    $26.2b
    last year:
    $21.99b
    role:
    Co-founder and chief executive, Atlassian

    Atlassian results

    2018/. $119 million loss
    2019/. $638 million loss
    2020/. $ 351 million loss
    2021/. $ 531 million loss

    I don’t believe the firm has ever made a profit.


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  152. Dangerous to whom?
    His wife’s annoying pomeranian?
    The Postman?
    Some flamer who asks him to wear a mask?

    The safety and security of your mutton and gypsum stashes…


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  153. Take a wild guess, Ed.
    Okay Roger.
    Putes will give that lazy Postie the dressing down of his life if his zany plan to rule the World doesn’t pan out?


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  154. Salvadore may be OK with ritual abuse

    Haha, Lizzie, considering the source it is coming from, it does not carry any weight.
    It is extremely unlikely that anybody would expect manners from JC.
    He knows bluddee well he’s sprouting complete hogwash.
    As does everybody else here.

    (That’s a polite way of saying he’s a dickhead & everybody here knows it)


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  155. “Albosleezy says Solomon Islands “take over” of Chinese is not that important, climate change is more important:”

    The oink from Grayndler has nothing else.


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  156. Okay Roger, let’s get serious.
    Yeah, should the Putes fall short of his Napoleonic Dream to become Tsar of Belgravia, all left handed persons ought to avoid Novichok laced doorhandles.


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  157. Putes will give that lazy Postie the dressing down of his life if his zany plan to rule the World doesn’t pan out?

    Go play with your marbles, son.

    The adults are talking.


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  158. To think I once liked and respected Andrew Hastie…..now I think he’s a despicable turd.

    An officer whiteants the fighting men to advance his own career.
    Gee, never seen that before.

    In his own words, he did it by spreading unsubstantiated gossip. This would be breaking new ground for lowdown conduct.

    Perhaps this is the ethos Duntroon teaches?


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  159. It is extremely unlikely that anybody would expect manners from JC.
    He knows bluddee well he’s sprouting complete hogwash.

    As does everybody else here.
    Include me out on that, pard.
    I happen to think that JC is barking up the right tree when dealing with you.


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  160. To think I once liked and respected Andrew Hastie…..now I think he’s a despicable turd.

    I used to look up to men like that….


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