Open Thread – Tuesday 26 April 2022


The Incredulity of Thomas, Caravaggio, 1601-02

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OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 28, 2022 10:39 am

ParaPactum, the protection device for eminent people.

In the form of an umbrella, but in fact a true weapon of protection. Approved and embraced by the French Presidential Protection Unit (Groupe de Sécurité de la Présidence de la République – GSPR), the ParaPactum has no equivalent elsewhere in the world. Multidirectional protection, instant opening and fully operational, it has been recognised as a protection device for eminent people.

Made in France

Macron pelted with tomatoes in working-class suburb while on unity tour

London: French President Emmanuel Macron was pelted with tomatoes during a surprise visit to a working-class suburb north of Paris just days after he pledged to work harder to unify the fractured nation following his re-election.

The 44-year-old’s security detail was forced to deploy a special protective umbrella to protect him from the flying fruit, with bodyguards shouting “projectile!” as they tried to shield the leader.

The special Kevlar umbrella, known as the paraPactum, can withstand attacks with knives, dogs and hold back crowds. It is also waterproof and its makers insist it will not crumple in a headwind of more than 150km/h.

It was bought by the president’s special protection forces under Nicolas Sarkozy, costing around €10,000 ($14,700) and comes in a secure black briefcase. The material has been tested to withstand acid attacks.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 10:41 am

My endless propaganda war is working!

Just like the anti tiger stone I carry in my pocket.

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 10:49 am
Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 28, 2022 10:50 am

but let’s make sure nobody uses any mean words to describe the behaviour, now that would bring down the wrath of the justice system

Tribalism combined with state largesse creates Welcome to Communism.
Nobody owns anything so they don’t give a toss about its value or utility to another.
It’s a toxic mess that any honest psychologist could predict.
This social experiment is an abject failure that’s destroying the future of kids that could have a good productive life.
Years ago an indigenous bloke who trained kids to work on stations in the NT told me that the lack of English skills was a disaster and hamstrung any good kid from advancing in the job.

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 10:53 am

Solomon Islands: Can China afford to build a base in Australia’s backyard?Taiwan will be safer
The security agreement signed between Beijing and the small South Pacific nation of Solomon Islands is now weighing heavily on the minds of several of the world’s major powers. The agreement, which had previously been kept secret, was leaked on March 24, suggesting that China could deploy troops to the Solomon Islands and possibly establish a naval base there.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 28, 2022 10:54 am

EXCLUSIVE: Joe’s missing millions! Financial records reveal Biden had $5.2million in unexplained income – as emails show he paid Hunter’s legal bills for one megabucks Chinese deal and was tapped as ‘big guy’ to get a 10% cut in another

Emails from Hunter’s laptop reveal Joe Biden agreed to pay his son’s legal fees for his deal with a Chinese government-controlled company

. Joe was able to pay the bills after earning millions of dollars through his and his wife’s companies after he left office as vice president
. But an analysis by DailyMail.com of the president’s financial records shows $5.2million is unexplained
. The ‘missing millions’ and emails on Hunter’s abandoned laptop suggest Joe would have a 10% share in . Hunter’s blockbuster deal with the Chinese
. The revelation ties the president even closer to Hunter’s overseas business dealings, despite the White House’s denials

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
April 28, 2022 10:57 am

Faced with rising costs, Sam Fisher felt she had no choice but to lift the price of a large coffee by 20¢ to $5 and charge $6.50 for a double shot almond latte.

AFR continues its laser like focus on the real issues.

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 10:58 am
OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 28, 2022 11:02 am

US meeting with arms manufacturers to replenish stocks depleted by Ukraine proxy-war on Russia

The U.S. has been sending its Stingers to Ukrainian forces battling Russia.

It will be years before Raytheon Technologies can build new Stinger shoulder-fired missiles due to a dwindling supply of weapons parts, the company’s CEO said Tuesday.

The U.S. has shipped Stingers to Ukraine’s military, which has used them to shoot down Russian aircraft. But there’s only a finite supply as Raytheon has not made Stinger missiles for the U.S. military in nearly two decades.

“We’re going to have to go out and redesign some of the electronics in the missile and the seeker head,” Raytheon Technologies CEO Greg Hayes told investment analysts Tuesday during the company’s quarterly earnings call. “That’s going to take us a little bit of time.”

The company has “a very limited stock of material for Stinger production,” Hayes said, as it’s currently building a missile for a sole international customer.

Bluey
Bluey
April 28, 2022 11:02 am

Looks like Adem Somyurek doesn’t think much of the IBAC investigation:

IBAC has leaked throughout the two year process, todays leak is IBAC sticking d middle finger up at its own legislation which seeks to guarantee natural justice. IBACs drop of its report before those mentioned in report have a chance to respond is a denial of procedural fairness

When an integrity body illegally puts media strategy ahead of fact finding there is something rotten in the organisation no. I expect a full and thorough investigation why IBAC has breached its own legislation.

If Dan was grilled by IBAC why wasn’t it done publicly. Dan knows a lot about branch stacking & SL operatives organising the SL from MPs including ministers offices. The threshold question is did IBAC investigate Dans faction? Don’t be fooled by todays drop IBAC is protecting Dan

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
April 28, 2022 11:04 am

Today, half of the world’s wealth is being created in jurisdictions that have committed to net zero, so those markets that have previously underwritten our state’s prosperity are changing,

Bullshit alert!
The markets that have “previously underwritten” that prosperity are the coal export markets.
Anyone who thinks that the Asian and Latin American countries which are our main coal markets are serious about “net zero” shouldn’t be trusted with sharp objects or flammable materials.

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 11:09 am

been there so long they are on google maps
Satellite view of fortified ukrainian positions around Popasna

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 28, 2022 11:11 am

dover0beachsays:
April 28, 2022 at 10:57 am
WolfmanOz at the Movies #18 goes woke.

Disagree – thought wolfmanoz summary of “Some Like it Hot” excellent – previewing in 1959 where Society is today – summed up by the 1 minute video – Some Like It Hot (1959) – Nobody’s perfect [HD] summed by the final taking off his wig. and saying “I’m a Man” – response – “Nobody’s Perfect”

Billy Wilder was asked about making another film with Monroe:
“I have discussed this with my doctor and my psychiatrist and they tell me I’m too old and too rich to go through this again.”

But he also admitted:

“My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie ?”

And to top it all off the film has one of the best endings/last line in movie history as Jerry/Daphne has been wooed by the much-married and ageing mama’s boy Osgood Fielding III.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 28, 2022 11:13 am

Elon Musk
@elonmusk
Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 11:14 am

Quadrant: Is Richard Marles the Neville Chamberlain of our times?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 28, 2022 11:14 am

La Marseillaise, sung by Mireille Mathieu. American English subtitles.

Reading subtitles, sums up Ukraine today

Performance at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in 1989 for its 100th anniversary. Mireille Mathieu sings La Marseillaise, the French national anthem. According to reports at the time, “Mathieu sang the anthem of France so grandly and shrewdly that tears welled up across the country, many patriotic citizens even needed medical treatment.” Ten years later, she was awarded the Medal of the French Legion of Honor.

Dot
Dot
April 28, 2022 11:18 am

HB Bear,

I would like to buy your anti tiger stone.

rickw
rickw
April 28, 2022 11:19 am

Don’t be fooled by todays drop IBAC is protecting Dan

I wonder why so many are dedicated to protecting The Bat Eared Mong?

Tom
Tom
April 28, 2022 11:20 am

Quadrant: Is Richard Marles the Neville Chamberlain of our times?

Nup. He’s just an opposition politician no-one outside Canberra has ever heard of who was once a junior minister in an unpopular government thrown out shortly afterwards. At least Chamberlain got to the cabinet room.

Bluey
Bluey
April 28, 2022 11:22 am

rickwsays:
April 28, 2022 at 11:19 am
Don’t be fooled by todays drop IBAC is protecting Dan

I wonder why so many are dedicated to protecting The Bat Eared Mong?

That is a very good question isn’t it? The imagination can run wild….

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 11:23 am

Tom, fair call. But I didn’t realise how bad his speech in China was!!!

He called for greater economic co-operation with China, including military cooperation!!!! Along with other crap like recognising China’s role in the South Pacific and respecting that…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 28, 2022 11:23 am

Quadrant: Is Richard Marles the Neville Chamberlain of our times?

Chamberlain genuinely believed that no – one in their right mind would ever unleash the horrors of another war on Europe. Marles has no such excuse.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 28, 2022 11:27 am

Quadrant: Is Richard Marles the Neville Chamberlain of our times?

Neville Chamberlain genuinely believed that no – one in his right mind would ever expose Europe to the horrors of another war. Marles has no such excuse.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
April 28, 2022 11:30 am

From the “substance not spin” highly “progressive” Yarra City Council:
[From a report in a new local newspaper which looks like it’s somewhat leftist but not a total mindless PR tool]
“Yarra City has voted to ban fossil fuel company advertising on council property, even though the council already does not allow any commercial advertising on its property.”

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 28, 2022 11:31 am

BBC News Online, 26 March 2022

We have amended an article on the BBC News online site in Bristol about endometriosis to make it clearer to the audience how the condition affects women. The article was updated to remove an inaccuracy where we described symptoms as causes. Also, specifically, the word ‘people’ was replaced with the word ‘women’, and we removed the phrase “who are assigned female at birth”.

C.L.
C.L.
April 28, 2022 11:32 am

Quadrant: Is Richard Marles the Neville Chamberlain of our times?

Did he lease the Port of Darwin to the Chinese?
God, I’m sick of the Churchill cosplay.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 28, 2022 11:34 am

Years ago an indigenous bloke who trained kids to work on stations in the NT told me that the lack of English skills was a disaster and hamstrung any good kid from advancing in the job.

I know a bloke, wot knows a bloke, who was part of a Government programme to teach the Aborigines in the communities to maintain their houses. Nobody turned up after the first day – if “Whitefella” wanted them to live in “Whitefella’ houses, it was up to Whitefella to maintain those houses.

Cassie of Sydney
April 28, 2022 11:34 am

“Did he lease the Port of Darwin to the Chinese?”

That was a Liberal government.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 28, 2022 11:35 am

Biden sets up ‘Disinformation Board’ to combat midterm fake news headed by Russia ‘expert’ who called Hunter’s laptop a ‘Trump campaign product’ and said she ‘shudders to think’ about Elon Musk taking over Twitter

. The Department of Homeland Security set up a new Disinformation Governance Board to tackle misinformation in minority communities

. It will operate under the Biden-era Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) and provide grants to help curb radicalization in the U.S.

. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandor Mayorkas did not disclose any powers that would be granted but said it would also aim at election misinformation

. Nina Jankowicz, a Russian disinformation expert, will head up the new board

. Jankowicz has previously questioned the validity of Hunter Biden’s laptop, calling it ‘a Trump campaign product’

. She also told NPR last week that she ‘shudders to think about’ more free speech on social media platforms after Elon Musk bought Twitter

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 11:39 am

No wonder they had to bury the Hunter laptop. The Chinese probably just wanted the cocaine snorting, hooker fucking slob for his thoughts on capital adequacy.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 28, 2022 11:45 am

HB Bear,

I would like to buy your anti tiger stone.

Mine is better. It also keeps off WuFlu at least as well as masks and vaccines.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 11:45 am

Did he lease the Port of Darwin to the Chinese?

How do you plan to pay for your retirement?

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 11:47 am

CL and Cassie,
I don’t recall Scomo or anyone else going to address the Chinese “parliament” and say we’ll be fully supportive of all your intentions and activities (you know, such as international rule/power, espionage, hacking, foreign interference); we just want peace… It’s ridiculous that Marles said this.

Agree the lease of Darwin Port was a massive fail. Mostly because of CLP and FIRB failures.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 28, 2022 11:48 am

The Department of Homeland Security set up a new Disinformation Governance Board to tackle misinformation in minority communities

They’ve got the name wrong. It should be called ‘The Ministry of Truth’.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 28, 2022 11:49 am

Lysander, Richard Marles is just another of many Manchurian Candidates. Where’s my brown paper bag? Traitors each and every one of them. Bring back the death penalty now. These people have Net Zero to add to humanity.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 28, 2022 11:52 am

The CCP pays attention to how Ukraine is playing:

Taiwan’s annual military drill emboldens secessionists, but PLA’s operation ‘will be like thunderbolt’ if real war comes: expert

Although the Taiwan defense authority said they will learn from the Ukraine-Russia conflict in terms of asymmetric warfare, cognitive and information warfare, and whole community operation, mainland experts believe that the scenario in Europe is “completely devoid of reference” when it comes to China’s internal affairs.

Chinese mainland experts said the annual war games are nothing special but to embolden the secessionists, as once the Chinese mainland is forced to solve the Taiwan question militarily, it will be like a “thunderbolt” unlike the situation in Ukraine.

No, really.
Like a thunderbolt.
Unlike the situation in Ukraine.

So don’t get any fucking smart ideas.
Any of you.
#puckering

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 11:52 am

I would like to buy your anti tiger stone.

Don’t get me wrong – I encourage anti-Senate rants. I would just rate their effectiveness up there with shouting at pigeons.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 28, 2022 11:54 am

I walked past the southbound bus stop at Spit Junction this morning and there was an infestation of Zali Steggall campaign volunteers wearing those shirts of hers and, in among them, the grate woman herself, in as long grey coat twiddling on her phone.

The volunteers were all aged snow-topped pensioner types. They were grinning like idiot asylum inmates overwhelmed by being allowed outside for the first time. They waved posters with Zali’s mug on them and pressing glossy little flyers into the hands of passers by. This was perhaps a kindness – the poor benighted morons would likely, had they not been given something to do, have wandered into oncoming traffic, or stood facing a wall and screamed that they were trapped and did not know how to get out. Or just spinning like tops until they fell backwards and threw up.

Anyway I popped into the coffee shop just nearby and, making small talk, asked if they had bought much coffee. The guy said “none” but the owner corrected that Zali had bought herself one at the beginning of the infestation.

The guy then went on to say he had seen a gang of Zali-pensioners at another coffee shop, all sitting together chittering and clicking in their insect-like language. He said that Zali came in and did not acknowledge them at all. But most striking is that they did not respond to her either. He said it was as if they did not recognise her or know who she was.

I went to the local shopping centre (Bridgepoint) but there were Zali-Zombies at the front entrance. I went around to the back entrance and there were more. I knew of one more entrance – an unremarkable door near the ramp to the carpark – there were more.

Now I am in a state. I keep expecting to find more of them wherever I turn. Just now when I opened the cupboard to get a tea bag I expected one to be in there. I turned on the tap to put water in the kettle and almost shatted a cup – and no, that is not a misspelling. I almost shat a cup. I know I am going to lie in bed tonight straining my senses into the dark, springing bolt upright at the odd sounds that attend night. And in that half-awake state I will feel myself pinned and immobile in my bed and imagine a Zali-Zombie bobbing toward me like a Macy’s Parade figure, smiling at me but to himself, the infinitesimal but powerful particle of evil at his core bending all its malice like a lens to its one thought of burying me under Zali pamphlets.

I am going to get some water from the fridge now. Wish me luck.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 11:55 am

The Liars will always be soft on boats and the Chinese. It’s in their DNA.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 28, 2022 11:57 am

. The Department of Homeland Security set up a new Disinformation Governance Board to tackle misinformation in minority communities

I suspect that there is the reason that the Administration is stand up on a chair, shrieking, and clutching its skirts.

The prospect of free speech about issues happening in minority communities – and the consequences, in terms of burned cities – is not conducive to re-election.

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 11:57 am

Lysander, Richard Marles is just another of many Manchurian Candidates. Where’s my brown paper bag? Traitors each and every one of them. Bring back the death penalty now. These people have Net Zero to add to humanity.

Echoes of Shanghai Sam!

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 11:58 am

The volunteers were all aged snow-topped pensioner types

Fiends of the ALPBC. GetUp tea ladies.

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 12:03 pm

The volunteers were all aged snow-topped pensioner types

Snowcone was there?

In better news, I hear Obummber lost 300,000 followers on twitter….

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 28, 2022 12:09 pm

Port of Darwin was leased at 30x EV/EBITDA.
At that price, I’d lease everything I could.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 28, 2022 12:09 pm

I hear Obummber lost 300,000 followers on twitter

I have heard people pick up followers when the shadow banning was finished and they became broadly visible again, but how did he lose followers? Were the numbers inflated? Were there those farms such as Rudd used where fake followers are generated?

Keen to know.

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 12:09 pm

. She also told NPR last week that she ‘shudders to think about’ more free speech on social media platforms after Elon Musk bought Twitter

there it is, russians need a good strong firm hand to protect them from wrongthink

Roger
Roger
April 28, 2022 12:11 pm

“But we will go to heaven,” he responded. “And they will simply croak.”

Putinism seems to be morphing into a death cult.

Russian state TV is priming viewers for a nuclear war if they lose in Ukraine, but not to worry – Russians “will go to heaven whereas [their enemies] will simply croak.”

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 12:11 pm

Port of Darwin was leased at 30x EV/EBITDA.
At that price, I’d lease everything I could.

I wonder what they imported that was worth that price

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 12:13 pm

Mother (do you think they’ll drop the bomb)
I saw James Wood tweet that he picked up 50,000 followers yesterday…. definitely something going on. Perhaps “tidying” up the paperwork before Musk tries to access to all emails and DMs…

Gee, I’m sounding like SRR today!!!! 😛

Cassie of Sydney
April 28, 2022 12:18 pm

“Boambee Johnsays:
April 28, 2022 at 8:10 am
Cassie

Good article in Quadrant On-Line about the contest in Wentworth.

The photo of Allegra Da Big Spender with her mother, sister and baby grand piano is a perfect illustration of the modern wealthy “liberal” green, totally disconnected from the need to struggle to put food on the table, clothes on the body and a roof overhead.”

Yes, I’ve just read it. I disagree with the writer about “holding his nose” and voting for Sharma. No, I can’t in good conscience do that, not after Sharma crossed the floor. It is clear to me that Sharma doesn’t have a Menzian Liberal bone in his body. I’m now resigned to Allegra Da Big Spenda winning. The electorate of Wentworth, like the electorate of Warringah, will reap what it sows.

I’ve long thought that the Liberals need to say farewell to electorates such as the one I live in. Three years ago, on election day in May 2019, I campaigned for Dave Sharma (what a fool I was), I spent hours hours on my feet, at one point I was the sole Liberal handing out HTV cards at the booth whilst surrounded by a phalanx of hostile forces, Phelps’ volunteers, Greens, GetUp and Friends of the ABC, all breathing fire at me. I had an altercation with one of the Friends of the ABC when he tried to enter the polling booth. I pulled him up, which of course he didn’t like very much and I told him if he did that again I’d report him to the AEC. I only had someone to talk to when the Labor people arrived….it’s funny but I’ve campaigned on election day many times and I find the only people that I get along with are usually Labor campaign workers. They’re always quite nice and up for a chat, there’s usually some cordiality. Anyway I digress, I had been left there by my fellow Liberal, also a resident of Wentworth who popped away to attend to some private business. Early in the day we were chatting and I remember his face when I said to him that “one day, sooner or later, the Liberal Party will have to walk away from electorates like Wentworth”. He was clearly bothered by my statement and he recoiled and said “Noooooo”.

Well, I’ve been proven right. Sharma will lose the seat to a grifter and puppet who’s also a very rich, entitled eastern suburbs moron who doesn’t give a shit about anyone west of Pyrmont but you know what? Nor does Sharma so now I don’t care if he loses. There’s no difference between Sharma and Spender in terms of ideology. Both are greenies, both are “progressives”, both are equally vacuous, and as you correctly wrote above, both are “totally disconnected from the need to struggle to put food on the table, clothes on the body and a roof overhead “. Such obscene selfishness sums up the electorates of Wentworth, Warringah, Kooyong, Goldstein, North Sydney, Curtin, Higgins and a few others. It’s encapsulated by Da Big Spenda’s campaign slogan, a slogan which everyday, when I’m walking to the bus and back, and I can’t stop laughing when I see her posters (which are everywhere) emblazoned with the following words….”Let’s create a better climate for Wentworth“, which is basically the following message to all those who don’t live in Wentworth, “we’ll continue lining our pockets with subsidies for ruinables so that we can continue to live our marvellous existence, to go skiing every year, to drive our SUV’s, to renovate our huge mansions, to travel overseas twice a year and to send our children to private schools and you, the great unwashed…..you all need to shut your fucking mouths because we know what’s best for you”.

Roger
Roger
April 28, 2022 12:22 pm

The electorate of Wentworth, like the electorate of Warringah, will reap what it sows.

If the teals hold the balance of power the nation, particularly the wealth producing regions, will reap what the electors of Wentworth, Warringah and so on have sown.

C.L.
C.L.
April 28, 2022 12:23 pm

Biden sets up ‘Disinformation Board’ to combat midterm fake news headed by Russia ‘expert’ who called Hunter’s laptop a ‘Trump campaign product’ and said she ‘shudders to think’ about Elon Musk taking over Twitter

Remember, these are the same people curating the ‘reports’ about Ukraine that appear every news cycle in newspapers like The Australian. Hot off the Langley presses.

Cassie of Sydney
April 28, 2022 12:26 pm

“dover0beachsays:
April 28, 2022 at 12:22 pm
Cassie, that was worthy of a post.”

Please post Dover.

Roger
Roger
April 28, 2022 12:26 pm

That line is from the New Yorker in 2018.

Really?

I’ve just watched the clip from Russian TV and my Russian is still good enough to work out what was said.

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 12:27 pm

china in focus
01:08 Will Musk’s Twitter be influenced by China?
03:30 Quiet streets as Beijing races to detect virus cases
04:52 Video: foreigner collapses amid #ShanghaiLockdown
07:09 Foreigners facing more challenges in Shanghai
10:09 Chinese smartphones dependent on U.S. chips
12:06 U.S. automotive #Microchip maker to leave Shanghai
12:44 Aus politician’s ‘Nazi’ remarks anger Beijing

Roger
Roger
April 28, 2022 12:30 pm

“Let’s create a better climate for Wentworth”

That not only reveals a very selfish attitude, it’s also quite stupid.

C.L.
C.L.
April 28, 2022 12:32 pm

Cassie, your election insights re Sydney should be main-page posts.

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 12:38 pm

Reminder, we haven’t seen a single piece of evidence that RUS airborne transports were taken out over Gostomel airport. No pics or footage of the plane/s in distress, debris or wreckage following the crash. And only yesterday the claim of several was revised to one by the Pentagon.

ghost of gostomel

duncanm
duncanm
April 28, 2022 12:42 pm

Lysander..

Pinned Tweet
James Woods
@RealJamesWoods
·
4h
I’m up 62,000 followers since the amazing
@elonmusk
crushed the Thought Police of Twitter.

And while they’re sobbing into their soy lattes, millions of users are once again enjoying free speech at long last.

duncanm
duncanm
April 28, 2022 12:43 pm

@zubymusic is also up

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 12:43 pm
Bluey
Bluey
April 28, 2022 12:50 pm

dover0beachsays:
April 28, 2022 at 12:32 pm
Remember, these are the same people curating the ‘reports’ about Ukraine that appear every news cycle in newspapers like The Australian. Hot off the Langley presses.

Reminder, we haven’t seen a single piece of evidence that RUS airborne transports were taken out over Gostomel airport. No pics or footage of the plane/s in distress, debris or wreckage following the crash. And only yesterday the claim of several was revised to one by the Pentagon.

Yes. I’ve tried to find something about that specifically and can’t. The most credible information I was able to come up with was the Russians suffered 17KIA. Even the claims about logistics, where they were supposed to be struggling, armchair warlord has a good thread on the scale of what they’re moving just to feed the artillery.

Like almost anything reported in media, it’s all rubbish.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 28, 2022 12:53 pm

Yesterday, Top Ender mentioned wandering through Tullamarine Airport maskless, and with no wankers accosting him.

I’m en route to the airport, bound for a reunion. I will run the same experiment and see what happens.

rosie
rosie
April 28, 2022 12:53 pm

Exactly what I see here Cassie.
‘Climate Action now’ on so many of the upper middle houses in the upper middle suburbs.
Even in the window of the Carlton wine bar on Alexander Parade where one goes to get one’s carefully curated local and international beverages.
Climate conscious is never having to worry about paying your electricity bill.

rosie
rosie
April 28, 2022 12:58 pm

I did the same a couple of weeks ago at Tullamarine, when I picked up offspring, not a peep.

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 1:02 pm

S-217622 – Japan’s Oral COVID-19 Drug Under Review for Approval
Shionogi’s Ensitrelvir (S-217622) is an oral pill with 3CL/Mpro inhibitor mechanism. It is under review in Japan for COVID-19 management. Let’s review its trial results/reports.
Drbeen Medical Lectures

Harlequin Decline
April 28, 2022 1:03 pm

Mother Lode says:
April 28, 2022 at 11:54 am

I walked past the southbound bus stop at Spit Junction this morning and there was an infestation of Zali Steggall campaign volunteers wearing those shirts of hers and, in among them, the grate woman herself, in as long grey coat twiddling on her phone.

Yes, they’re like some species of demented rodents. Her gormless mug is plastered up wherever you go and,if that wasn’t bad enough the sad sack supporters are everywhere around here(lower Northern Beaches).

Some time ago and, in all seriousness one of the neighbours told me that-

‘Zali’s doing great things!’

With a certain amount of sarcasm I asked-

‘What in particular?’

‘Getting groups together to teach them composting! ‘

Composting, I shit you not.

Frank
Frank
April 28, 2022 1:03 pm

Mr Vanderluen is having a good day today, when he hits his stride he is very good.

Noted In Passing: Galileo, the Finger. Galileo’s preserved middle finger of the right hand, as per a religious relic mounted under glass. Captioned as “Some people always have to have the last word.”

On the issue of Amazon wanting to fix Matt Walsh’s books.

WokeProg Report:The Syphilis Spirochetes have reached their brain.

During my “career” in publishing, I edited and published more than 200 books for Houghton Mifflin in all areas from fiction to science fiction to Tolkein to history to science to politics to social concerns… all subjects. Never once in all those years did I think or hear anything remotely like the sheer malicious mendacity and calm fascist drivel oozing out of the mouths of these moral cretins. It simply didn’t occur in the editorial meetings, the corridor chats, or private encounters with one’s superiors behind closed doors. It didn’t occur because of some secret agreement on publishing from a stiff set of ideological principles. It didn’t occur because we simply didn’t have that kind of structure in our brains.

What those self-inflated Amazon bags of flatulence are bluttering about should be deeply shameful to any person who believes in the principles of free speech. Yet these diseased minds seem to be both shameless and clueless. This tells me that the rot is deep and broad. This tells me the tumors cannot be cured with anything less than a hot wire cauterization deep inside the skull.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 28, 2022 1:08 pm

dover0beachsays:
April 28, 2022 at 12:10 pm
Old Ozzie, I was teasing.

S’OK – Wife says I am a bit slow in recognising Sarcasm

Roger
Roger
April 28, 2022 1:09 pm

Composting, I shit you not.

Next time you see her, tell her composting produces methane which has a “global warming potential” (“GWP” for the initiated) 28-36 times that of carbon dioxide. That should shut her up.

Rabz
April 28, 2022 1:14 pm

the southbound bus stop at Spit Junction

Anyone seen the billboard featuring that vacuous Tink bimbecile above the corner of Falcon St and the Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest?

Had the misfortune to see it the other night driving home from the Wolf Alice gig.

Ginourmous is an understatement. No need to bother asking who’s bankrolling her “campaign”.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 28, 2022 1:16 pm

says:
April 28, 2022 at 1:05 pm

Russia has launched a hunt for British SAS forces allegedly fighting in western Ukraine. Kremlin’s Investigative Committee will look into “the facts of the activities of British SAS saboteurs in Ukrainian regions”. Russian President Putin’s forces are searching for at least two SAS squads that may have been deployed to Lviv. The Kremlin’s investigation is based on alleged revelations made by captured Ukrainian soldiers.

If the Russians find British squads in Ukraine, this is an act of war.

I was borne in Britain, and although I’ve never been big on patriotism, I’m currently feeling more sympathy for Putin than BoJo. Not that it’s much, they’re both shits. But BoJo is marginally shittier.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 28, 2022 1:17 pm

Harlequin

Some time ago and, in all seriousness one of the neighbours told me that-

‘Zali’s doing great things!’

With a certain amount of sarcasm I asked-

‘What in particular?’

‘Getting groups together to teach them composting! ‘

Composting, I shit you not.

There are multitudinous books in bookshops and libraries and magazines in newsagents that can be read on this subject (assuming that your neighbour is at least vaguely literate).

Rabz
April 28, 2022 1:21 pm

“Let’s create a better climate for Wankworth”

Exactly how is that Lawryesque hypocrite gong to achieve this? As the writer of the Quadrant piece noticed, that part of Sydney already has an extremely pleasant climate.

These people are too stupid to even warrant being noticed, yet given their overweening smugnorance it’s effectively impossible to do so (the Tink billboard and Steggles’ demented drones being classic examples).

Anyway, those ruinable gravy trains aren’t going to ride themselves, as we’re about to discover over the next three and a bit years.

Rabz
April 28, 2022 1:22 pm

“going to” …

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 28, 2022 1:23 pm

Reminder, we haven’t seen a single piece of evidence that RUS airborne transports were taken out over Gostomel airport.

This report is from overnight.

U.S. intel helped Ukraine protect air defenses, shoot down Russian plane carrying hundreds of troops (28 Apr)

As Russia launched its invasion, the U.S. gave Ukrainian forces detailed intelligence about exactly when and where Russian missiles and bombs were intended to strike, prompting Ukraine to move air defenses and aircraft out of harm’s way, current and former U.S. officials told NBC News.

That near real-time intelligence-sharing also paved the way for Ukraine to shoot down a Russian transport plane carrying hundreds of troops in the early days of the war, the officials say, helping repel a Russian assault on a key airport near Kyiv.

“From the get-go, we leaned pretty heavily forward in sharing both strategic and actionable intelligence with Ukraine,” a U.S. official briefed on the matter told NBC News. “It’s been impactful both at a tactical and strategic level. There are examples where you could tell a pretty clear story that this made a major difference.”

Names not given for security reasons, but the journo obviously knows who they were who told him on the record. You can believe what you like but the report strongly implies that the US defense establishment do themselves think at least one transport was shot down. Since the Kiev sector has now been finished with by both sides I don’t see why they would fake it this long afterwards, normally they’d just stop talking about it (like the amazingly reincarnated Snake Is guys).

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 28, 2022 1:25 pm

Shionogi’s Ensitrelvir (S-217622)
an anagram of Shionogi Ensitrelvir is…
O – S O – I V E R N E G T I N – S H I R L I
Say it like shorty in Breakfast at Tiffany’s-
Ah, So! Ivermectin, surely!

Harlequin Decline
April 28, 2022 1:26 pm

A sad reflection on the voters here in Warringah, there are many out there like her.

Winston Smith
April 28, 2022 1:26 pm

Feelthebern/Zipster:

Many Gold ETFs claim to provide ownership but is not true in fact. They may not have the gold and it’s probably stored at a commercial bank with derivative risks.

When Tether blows up, a lot of crypto investors will find this out.

Unless you have your gold and silver in your possession, it is one Regulation away from being forcibly obtained by the government at a rate of its own choosing.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 28, 2022 1:27 pm

What happened to Windmills For Warringah?
A few larrikins with some styrofoam turbine props could have a lot of fun with the teal-and-twin-set set.

Harlequin Decline
April 28, 2022 1:30 pm

Zipster,

It’s believable that they would be there.

I understand that elements of the UK SAS were fighting in Afghanistan during the USSR’s occupation.

shatterzzz
April 28, 2022 1:31 pm

“From the get-go, we leaned pretty heavily forward in sharing both strategic and actionable intelligence with Ukraine,” a U.S. official briefed on the matter told NBC News. “It’s been impactful both at a tactical and strategic level. There are examples where you could tell a pretty clear story that this made a major difference.”

So with the US bragging & actively supporting/supplying the Ukrainian side how long will it be before Russia retaliates and strikes a US or affiliated target ..

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 28, 2022 1:32 pm

Bruce of N

Since the Kiev sector has now been finished with by both sides I don’t see why they would fake it this long afterwards, normally they’d just stop talking about it (like the amazingly reincarnated Snake Is guys).

Since the Kyiv sector has now been finished with by both sides, finding and displaying the wreckage should be easy. Given the mess an aircraft that size would make when it crashed, the crash site should already have been located on Google Earth.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
April 28, 2022 1:35 pm

Activist Pamela Moses will not face a second trial over illegal voting registration accusations, the Shelby County District Attorney announced Friday.

Moses was sentenced to six years by a judge in January, after she was found guilty of making or consenting to false information on an election document.

But that same judge later granted her a new trial, saying information about a previous conviction should not have been considered by the jury, and that a document from probation officials was not disclosed at trial. A trial had been set to start April 25.

Friday, District Attorney Amy Weirich said her office was dismissing the illegal registration case and the violation of probation against Moses “in the interest of judicial economy.”

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 1:39 pm

Composting, I shit you not.

guess theyll need it when they have to start growing potatoes on the balcony

shatterzzz
April 28, 2022 1:40 pm

If the Russians find British squads in Ukraine, this is an act of war.

If this sort of info is being released via the media then we can assume the Russians have been aware for a while .. If they were there they should be gone by now cos Boris couldn’t survive (politically) the propaganda coup any proof would unleash ……

Old bloke
Old bloke
April 28, 2022 1:40 pm

Winston Smith says:
April 28, 2022 at 1:26 pm

Unless you have your gold and silver in your possession, it is one Regulation away from being forcibly obtained by the government at a rate of its own choosing.

It was about ten years ago that Gerald Celente was preaching loudly about taking possession of the metal and don’t rely on ownership documents, then he lost his money as he didn’t actually hold the metal. Governments can take it, crooked dealers can take it, and you will be left with worthless paper.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
April 28, 2022 1:44 pm

Observing whiteness in introductory physics: A case study

3. Whiteboards
Entangled with the above is the use of whiteboards as a primary pedagogical tool.
Though whiteboards have been shown to have a number of affordances when they are used as a collaborative tool that all members have access to [88], in this episode, they also play a role in reconstituting whiteness as social organization.
In particular, whiteboards display written information for public consumption; they draw attention to themselves and in this case support the centering of an abstract representation and the person standing next to it, presenting.
They collaborate with white organizational culture [89], where ideas and experiences gain value (become more central) when written down.

rickw
rickw
April 28, 2022 1:51 pm

S-217622 – Japan’s Oral COVID-19 Drug Under Review for Approval

I was in contact yesterday with a counterpart in Japan who now works for Fender(!). He couldn’t believe what had happened. We did a lot of work together helping PAJ become more aligned with the international standards for aircraft refuelling equipment.

A lot of it consisted of “what the heck does this mean?!”, me taking a photo of an example and sending an explanation, “oh, is that all”.

He really did an amazing job. He invited me to his house to have dinner and to meet his family, a great honour. He also organised a trip to a sword shop after he found out I had an interest in them. Great sense of humour to, we tried to get him and his mate to climb into a Mitsubishi tank in Saipan with their hard hats on, then he realised that it would give us a great piss-take photo so he told us to get stuffed!

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 1:51 pm
Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

‘Getting groups together to teach them composting! ‘

This signals a notable message about the folk in Warringah.

In almost any other electorate the people don’t need someone on $200,000+ per annum to show them how to throw their potato peels & lawn clippings onto the garden.

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 2:01 pm
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 28, 2022 2:02 pm

The performing teals are being given acres of airtime on their ABCcess.
Apparently speculating on possible votes for a brand new political party/independents bankrolled by daddy carbonbucks gets you near equal airtime with both the majors.

Evidence: driving all day yesterday with bugger all else to listen to.

Also: of interest to Lizzie.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-28/homebuyers-flip-ageing-church-into-home-and-are-mortgage-free/100996892

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 28, 2022 2:04 pm

‘Getting groups together to teach them composting! ‘

It’s a very traditional activity in such circles.

Happy National Compost Your Girlfriend Day (23 Apr, via Instapundit)

C.L.
C.L.
April 28, 2022 2:05 pm

performing teals

🙂

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 28, 2022 2:09 pm

Just a Reminder – The Shift Change

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 28, 2022 2:09 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 28, 2022 2:13 pm

Twitter schaden-boner update.
Still no signs of abating.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 28, 2022 2:16 pm

Have a small hint as to why the NDIS might be blowing out a bit.

Lady tells me shes on disability pension (and subsequent NDIS).
Cause of disability.
Traumatic stress disorder.
Cause of traumatic stress.
Menopause.

If they are granting disability for effectively ‘getting older’ we are so rooted.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
April 28, 2022 2:16 pm

Zipster,

It’s believable that they would be there.

I understand that elements of the UK SAS were fighting in Afghanistan during the USSR’s occupation

I don’t understand the righteous anger angle and huffing about ‘Acts of War’ at allegations of perfidious NATOist saboteurs running about.

For the last 8 years, it was patently obvious that the Donbass insurgencies were being run, directed, supplied and even manned in some instances by Russian line troops, militiamen and Spetsnaz. In the absence of a formal Russian declaration of war on Ukraine on the rebels’ behalf at the time.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 28, 2022 2:17 pm

The terrible unintended consequences of the Biden presidency (unless they were intended)

From the moment Donald Trump rode down that escalator, the American left began its campaign to destroy the man and prevent him from being elected. Leftists’ efforts included falsifying a fraudulent banking scheme, wiretapping his phones, and the fabrication of the Russia hoax. Despite all their devious and illegal plans, to their horror, Trump won the election, so they doubled down, determined to drive him from office.

For nearly three years, with the aid of the FBI, the DOJ, and the CIA, they sought to make absolutely certain he could not be re-elected. The Clintons, the Obamas, and their activist worker bees in and out of Congress worked tirelessly to destroy Donald Trump. For four years, Marc Elias traveled state to state to get election laws changed to facilitate the cheating they planned. Nancy Pelosi let the cat out of the bag when she said, “I feel very confident that Joe Biden will be elected president on Tuesday. Whatever the end count is on the election that occurs on Tuesday, he will be elected, on January 20th he will be inaugurated President

She knew the fix was in. David Bossie’s film Rigged lays out how Mark Zuckerberg funneled at least $400 million into numerous states for the drop boxes that, as Dinesh D’Souza’s film 2000 Mules will show, were used to submit false ballots by the thousands.

Thanks to investigative journalists Peter Schweizer and Miranda Devine, we know that Biden and his son Hunter are congenitally corrupt and virtually owned by the Communist Party of China. They also used Ukr@ine as a financial playground, as did the Clintons.

Donald Trump was the best president in modern American history. If he were still in office, if the election had not been fraudulent, we would still be energy independent. He would have ended the lockdowns and the mask and vaccine mandates, and the economy would have begun recovering much sooner. The southern border would be secure. There would be no war between Russia and Ukr@ine.

When Obama came to office, he liked to think he was elected to manage our decline. It was Obama who weaponized the FBI, the CIA and the DOJ. Obama hated America; he set back race relations at least fifty years.

Can all this damage done be chalked up to stupidity and incompetence, or is it by design? Is the Biden administration being run by his handlers in China and the arms dealers here who need war to line their pockets?

Does anyone know?

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 2:20 pm

Civil rights attorney calls on Elon Musk to move Twitter out of San Francisco

texas!

Dot
Dot
April 28, 2022 2:27 pm

Cause of disability.
Traumatic stress disorder.
Cause of traumatic stress.
Menopause.

Um, is a shared toilet stall running out of paper a genuine reason?

Winston Smith
April 28, 2022 2:29 pm

Is Kamela Harris sicker than admitted?
Watch act 1 of the Hillary Succession to the Presidency commence.
Act 2 will be Kamala doing a frog imitation, followed by
Act 3 Hillary becoming VP.
Act 4 will be Bidens Life Insurance Policy being cancelled.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 28, 2022 2:31 pm

I suspect if you turn over a rock in Kiev right now all sorts of “security services contractors” would scuttle out from under it. It’d be a feast time for them.

PMC wiki

shatterzzz
April 28, 2022 2:38 pm

If they are granting disability for effectively ‘getting older’ we are so rooted.

They grant the rorters for anything if your ethnicity is of the right sort .. I live in a houso street with 90% of the adults (around 60 in total) on the rorters .. only one person has a visible disability that would, obviously, affect working (wheelchair bound) .. I’ve been told by several boatfolk (over the years) here that they were told (on arrival) that they would have to get by on the dole for several months before they could be transferred onto the, higher paying, rorters cos it would annoy other folk if it were dun straight away ..

Bluey
Bluey
April 28, 2022 2:41 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
April 28, 2022 at 2:31 pm
I suspect if you turn over a rock in Kiev right now all sorts of “security services contractors” would scuttle out from under it. It’d be a feast time for them.

There’s a blog I read occasionally who spent about 10 years doing that stuff, mainly Iraq, who had an extensive post about there’s no advertisements anywhere he knows of that’s even hinting at PMC jobs in Ukraine. Doesn’t mean there aren’t, but it does make me lean toward it being “PMC’s”.

P
P
April 28, 2022 2:43 pm
Eyrie
Eyrie
April 28, 2022 2:43 pm

Maybe they’ll give Kamala Remdesivir to bump her off.

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 2:46 pm

Can all this damage done be chalked up to stupidity and incompetence, or is it by design? Is the Biden administration being run by his handlers in China and the arms dealers here who need war to line their pockets?

Does anyone know?

all of the above, the interests substantially overlap

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
April 28, 2022 2:52 pm

Civil rights attorney calls on Elon Musk to move Twitter out of San Francisco

texas!

I dunno, Zipster.

Lots of folks moving there. Including many unreconstructed California Democrats bringing their ingrained ideological dysfunctions, social neuroses and rusted-on voting patterns with them.

Why not somewhere truly neutral (i.e. in the Middle of America), scenic and could do with the infrastructure boost?

Somewhere like a midsize to reasonably large town in Indiana, Idaho, Montana or Wyoming?

Arizona, even?

(Pick your Reddest County and go! 😀 )

Speedbox
April 28, 2022 2:53 pm

Bruce of Newcastle says:
April 28, 2022 at 2:31 pm

100%. And all contractors so there is no direct involvement of an outside nation Plausible deniability if you like.

The report of British SAS previously on the ground in Ukraine may/may not be true but if so, they may well have been ex-SAS rather than serving soldiers as that would be an enormous risk to the UK if one or more were captured.

Alternatively, it may have been false information so Russia expended time/effort. Wouldn’t be too hard to seed the UKR troops with stories of British SAS in country in the knowledge that some UKR will eventually be captured and subsequently release info to the Russians.

A mind game, perhaps.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
April 28, 2022 2:55 pm

There’s a blog I read occasionally who spent about 10 years doing that stuff, mainly Iraq, who had an extensive post about there’s no advertisements anywhere he knows of that’s even hinting at PMC jobs in Ukraine. Doesn’t mean there aren’t, but it does make me lean toward it being “PMC’s”.

Corporations and NGOs already brought their quietly contracted security staff in?

Even the UN and its Quangos have their own internal bids and preferred operations.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
April 28, 2022 2:55 pm

And has anybody heard of the Wagner Group operating in Ukraine, yet?

Frank
Frank
April 28, 2022 2:56 pm

Have a small hint as to why the NDIS might be blowing out a bit.

Must be some sort of campaign happening. There was a parade of specials in town today with defend our NDIS banners. Chanting, but with speech impediments. Not laughing.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 2:57 pm

I don’t recall Scomo or anyone else going to address the Chinese “parliament” and say we’ll be fully supportive of all your intentions and activities

That pseuduephedrine isn’t going to import itself.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 28, 2022 3:00 pm

Civil rights attorney calls on Elon Musk to move Twitter out of San Francisco

texas!

Feeling is mutual.

Texas Gov. Abbott Invites Elon Musk To Bring Twitter To Texas Alongside Tesla, SpaceX (27 Apr)

Speedbox
April 28, 2022 3:01 pm

Rex Anger says:
April 28, 2022 at 2:55 pm
And has anybody heard of the Wagner Group operating in Ukraine, yet?

Yes, but only allegations. Wagner deny it (of course) and no proof offered up by those making the allegations (of course).

I think your earlier comment: Corporations and NGOs already brought their quietly contracted security staff in is likely spot on the money.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 28, 2022 3:02 pm

A mind game, perhaps.

Might be harder than at first look. I’d say both sides have good humint on the ground.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 3:05 pm

The Twitter algorithms will be interesting. A look under the bonnet of the Deep State.

duncanm
duncanm
April 28, 2022 3:07 pm

“Let’s create a better climate for Wankworth”

I’d start by plastering the coastline – South Head through to Clovelly – with windmills.

They should go nicely with the sculptures by the sea, and that’s where the most reliable breeze in Sydney is.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 3:11 pm

Port of Darwin was leased at 30x EV/EBITDA.

Nobody does legalised corruption quite as well as Oz (OK, maybe the US).

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
April 28, 2022 3:16 pm

I think your earlier comment: Corporations and NGOs already brought their quietly contracted security staff in is likely spot on the money.

I should have added various nations’ government consulates and embassies to that list also, Speedbox.

Not everyone has detachments of uniformed troops at their sites, a la tje US Marines.

DFAT, for example predominantly contracts its security staff- It was PMCs at the Australian High Commission in Nairobi who tagged the first Somali terrorist as he ran past the locked front gate of the compound on his way to enact murder and bloody mayhem at the DusitD2 shopping centre in 2019…

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
April 28, 2022 3:24 pm

duncanm says:
April 28, 2022 at 3:07 pm

“Let’s create a better climate for Wankworth”

I’d start by plastering the coastline – South Head through to Clovelly – with windmills.

They should go nicely with the sculptures by the sea, and that’s where the most reliable breeze in Sydney is.

Better idea, give it back to the Aboriginals, and pay no compensation to the current residents. Move people from central Australia and resettle them.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
April 28, 2022 3:25 pm

I’d start by plastering the coastline – South Head through to Clovelly – with windmills.

Hopefully only the good ones.

Those overgrown desk fans that catch fire randomly, maim birds and are utterly useless for power generation outside a very narrow ‘Goldilocks Band’ of wind speed and direction are a Hague-worthy offence…

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 28, 2022 3:26 pm

Elon Musk sitting back & having allegations of a threesome with Amber Heard & Cara Delevingne aired is a major flex.
Oh please don’t read out the text messages in court.

Ol’ Elon “Br’er Rabbit” Musk.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
April 28, 2022 3:35 pm

Elon Musk sitting back & having allegations of a threesome with Amber Heard & Cara Delevingne aired is a major flex.

So manly he straightened out an avowed lesbian and rendered a vicious spitfire sane and stable?

Is there anything this man cannot do?!*

(* Aside from run for POTUS, of course. Not native-born…)

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 3:36 pm

I was once a “rep” on a Redevelop Subiaco working group. We got in some local indigens and asked them how to indigefy the place up a bit to recognise history.

Well there were songlines, stories, art works, sorry memorial etc…

My suggestion that these measures simply weren’t enough was very warmly welcomed. My 2nd suggestions that 50% of apartments to be built in the area be allocated to indigens wasn’t so warmly welcomed…(I wasn’t invited back either).

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 28, 2022 3:38 pm

Musk is a role model for other African Americans to follow.

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 3:41 pm

Hanson has just put out a press release saying she’s only targeting left leaning Liberals. Said she’s happy to work with most of the Nats.

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 3:43 pm

Fuck me, you can’t win!… Apple and Google (read Stalin and Goebbels) are threatening to take Twitter off the app store.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/04/26/musk-twitter-free-speech-00027748

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 3:44 pm

The SFLs will be wiped out in Warringah, just as they have been in WA,SA & Victoriastan. They deserve it and I couldn’t care less. The Liars will be a disaster as usual.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 3:47 pm

Composting, I shit you not.

Not recommended. Most domestic compost will not reach temperatures to kill pathogens.

calli
calli
April 28, 2022 3:47 pm

Climate Action now’ on so many of the upper middle houses in the upper middle suburbs.

An enterprising campaigner would have a host of large “Let Them Eat Cake” stickers for an extra adornment. Applied late in the evening. So much more up market than a spray paint daub.

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 3:48 pm

When are we starting Election Bingo Dover?

calli
calli
April 28, 2022 3:48 pm

Oh, and greetings from Erldunda Roadhouse. Right smack bang in the middle of Australia.

The recent rains have greened up everything. A pleasure to drive through.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 28, 2022 4:04 pm

Names not given for security reasons, but the journo obviously knows who they were who told him on the record.

Because journo’s are sooo honest.

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 4:08 pm

Who used to collect that? Carpe Jugulum, I think. You know what to do.

Ok ok ok…. 😛

Who wants to get started, tell me:

-Which party gets how many seats. I’ll keep a running tally but let me know if I miss you.

GO!

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 4:09 pm

(And once your count is locked in, you canna change it captain).

I’ll go first…

-Lysander: 80 seats for ALP.

rosie
rosie
April 28, 2022 4:10 pm

180 pre-existing from last year, 240 for no booster.

shatterzzz
April 28, 2022 4:10 pm

Climate Action now’ on so many of the upper middle houses in the upper middle suburbs.
I wonder why no one is pointing out the hypocrisy of Labor over their “climate” policy(s) cos I can assure folks that out here in south west Sydney (rusted on Labor seats) no one is talking/thinking “climate” .. out here it is, the same as usual who’s-offering-the-most-enticing-freebies .. (sadly for BRADBURY his $250 will be both spent & forgotten by May 21 .. LOL!).. lotza folk liking UAP & Pauline but know they aren’t gonna be in a position to give anything away sooooo …!
Labor is playing the “climate” game in the media to, hopefully, sway folk in “middle” marginal seats cos they ain’t doing it in south west Sydney .. then again. other than the occasional & pointless swipe at KK out here (she will have no problems getting in .. that’s why FOWLER was selected .. LOL!) outside of the media there is little mention of an election .. even the corflute & bill posters mob(s) are scarce ……
The only electoral interest really is who is gonna be most on the noze, come the day .. BRADBURY or AnAl ..!

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 4:11 pm

and whoever wins can have my hand drawn drawing of ALP Vic HQ that is signed by Joan Kirner, Bracks and Jon Cain (I can’t seem to give it away so this might be good chance…).

shatterzzz
April 28, 2022 4:13 pm

Victoria stands down 420 public school teachers over vaccine mandates, the Guardian
What about the other 2 580 the media has, confidently, been forecasting?

rosie
rosie
April 28, 2022 4:18 pm

Liberals 75 for me.

shatterzzz
April 28, 2022 4:19 pm

and whoever wins can have my hand drawn drawing of ALP Vic HQ that is signed by Joan Kirner, Bracks and Jon Cain (I can’t seem to give it away so this might be good chance…).

Swoon …….!
methinx, sadly, UAP/PHON won’t make it soooo BRADBURY with 86 ……… but hopefully, the pair, between them, will pick up several Senate seats to make things interesting …..
I don’t ask much! … soooo .. pleeze GOD .. fill up lotza Senate boxes ! ..

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 4:21 pm

Thanks Rosie. So far we have:

-Lysander: 80 seats for Labor,
-Rosie: 75 seats for Libs.

Morsie
Morsie
April 28, 2022 4:21 pm

Monique Ryan’s slogan is that” the climate in Kooyong is changing”
Could it be more vacuous?

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 4:22 pm

-Lysander: 80 seats for Labor,
-Rosie: 75 seats for Libs.
-Shatterz: 86 seats for “Bradbury”

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 4:23 pm

And has anybody heard of the Wagner Group operating in Ukraine, yet?

from what’s been reported they mostly play advisory role to troops in the field

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 28, 2022 4:26 pm

At smh.com.au it’s big news that the LNP is directing prefs to PHON in QLD.
But it isn’t news that PHON will be directing prefs to the ALP in a range of lower house seats.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 28, 2022 4:26 pm

Sounds more like Election Sweepstakes than Election Lotto.
Election Lotto will be a 5 x 5 square chart, with pithy predictions like
“Jacqui Lambie calls someone a dog”,
“Crabb throws to Turnbull”
“Star candidate quits UAP”
“Bitter concession speech retracted”
” ‘Teal Wave’ ”
etc etc.
Your predictions below please Cats. The funniest will make my chart, with shots of hard liquor to be placed upon, to be downed by their sponsor when and if they actually occur on my non-denominational election night pissup.

Lysander
Lysander
April 28, 2022 4:30 pm

Bern, PHON clarified that this arvo. They are preferencing Labor over Liberal “lite” candidates only.

shatterzzz
April 28, 2022 4:32 pm

I had no idea I was a walking time bomb ..
makes me feel more awesome than usual! .. LOL!
https://ibb.co/gwfQJLt

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 28, 2022 4:32 pm

Wally, here’s my prediction.

Someone with a profile like Kyle or Jackie will as ScoMo did he really shit his pants at a Cronulla Macca’s (as per the urban legend).

Zipster
Zipster
April 28, 2022 4:33 pm
Rex Anger
Rex Anger
April 28, 2022 4:40 pm

Umm….

AnAl will get down on his knees the night before the polls open, and publicly beg Australia to vote for him cos he’s been really patient and honest and it’s his turn and we all know it.

Really, that’s all I’ve got. The whole shitshow has been to egregious I’ve more or less completely tuned out.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 28, 2022 4:51 pm

ABC to remain curiously unalarmed by the prevalence of “dark money’ funding the “Performing teals”

(Picture of clapping Teals)

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 28, 2022 4:56 pm

Photos or it never happened.

Wanna buy a piece of a shot down Su-34?

Here’s a Fun Way You Can Stick It to Putin (27 Apr)

Drones for Ukraine has a unique fundraising tool: Donate $1,000 or more to their effort to procure modern drones to defend against the Russian invasion, get a genuine piece of aircraft skin from a downed Russian jet fighter.

“Just donate $1000+ to support Ukrainian army and we’ll send you this tag recycled from a downed Russian plane (it’s literally a piece of it with little engraving).”

“Made in Russia, Recycled in Ukraine” is a pretty gutsy tagline, too.

Only 129 Fullbacks are known to have been built for the VVS, seven of which are believed to have been shot down or otherwise lost in Ukraine.

That makes these bits of aircraft skin pretty rare birds, if you’ll pardon the pun.

It doesn’t say if you can choose a bit of an Il-76 instead though. Maybe for that you have to ask American officials.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 28, 2022 4:57 pm

Elbow to be ambushed by the Chaser Boys with a mobile rub ‘n tug shop manned (newhalfed?/Ladyboyed?) by one of his old “masseuses”.

Scomo to be endorsed by the church of Satan

ABC compere to announce its a great win for US- erm I mean LABOUR at some stage in the broadcast.

Old bloke
Old bloke
April 28, 2022 4:58 pm

Zyconoclast says:
April 28, 2022 at 1:44 pm

Observing whiteness in introductory physics: A case study

3. Whiteboards
Entangled with the above is the use of whiteboards as a primary pedagogical tool.
Though whiteboards have been shown to have a number of affordances when they are used as a collaborative tool that all members have access to [88], in this episode, they also play a role in reconstituting whiteness as social organization.

We had blackboards when I went to school, the teacher used to write on them with white chalk. I never saw blackboards as “reconstituting blackness as social organization,” maybe I wasn’t paying attention during class.

Winston Smith
April 28, 2022 5:05 pm

Zipster:

been there so long they are on google maps
Satellite view of fortified ukrainian positions around Popasna

I wonder if they are like the oil filled trenches that Saddam was going to ignite when the US attacked?
Turned out the oil had seeped away months before and the trenches were just a mirage.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 28, 2022 5:06 pm

And has anybody heard of the Wagner Group operating in Ukraine, yet?

from what’s been reported they mostly play advisory role to troops in the field

Eight thousand of them is a lot of advisors. Less now though.

Nearly 3,000 of Russia’s notorious Wagner mercenary group have been killed in the war, UK MPs told
(22 Apr)

Close to 3,000 members of the private military company Wagner Group are believed to have been killed on the battlefield in Ukraine while fighting for Russia, British MPs have been told.

The statistics were shared with the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee by investigative website Bellingcat’s top official Christo Grozev who confirmed the toll.

Citing sources from within the Wagner circle, Mr Grozev said that his investigation website was informed that the numbers fighting alongside the Russian troops were “much higher” than expected, according to a report.

MPs were told that close to 8,000 Wagner mercenaries had been deployed in Ukraine.

Very dangerous advisory work it seems.

Winston Smith
April 28, 2022 5:07 pm

rickw:

I wonder why so many are dedicated to protecting The Bat Eared Mong?

Because they are implicated in the corruption is my guess.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
April 28, 2022 5:10 pm

Lady tells me shes on disability pension (and subsequent NDIS).
Cause of disability.
Traumatic stress disorder.
Cause of traumatic stress.
Menopause.

If they are granting disability for effectively ‘getting older’ we are so rooted.

The bureaucrats are trying their best to make it fail by blowing the costs out to billy-oh

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 5:22 pm

Peanut Head comes out and says he’s been living a lie. Nominates for Warringah.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 5:32 pm

Warren Enech seconds Peaut Head’s nomination. Denies rumours and says he has only been pig shooting with Bill … once.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 28, 2022 5:33 pm

Have nominations for the election closed?

calli
calli
April 28, 2022 5:44 pm

Chortle.

The Beloved had to go out to the car to get a suitcase and on his way ran into a fellow who had just moved in to the next door unit. A second take, the Beloved said to him, “You look familiar – I think I know you. Are you from xxx?”.

“No. I’m from Tasmania. I’m probably familiar because I headed up the Greens.”.

Bob Brown.

The Beloved, unfazed, shook his hand and remarked, “Well, at least you know who you’ll be voting for”.

😀

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 28, 2022 5:51 pm

Here’s another bloke who finds he’s no longer in Twitter jail.
https://monsterhunternation.com/2022/04/27/twitter-we-knew-the-game-was-rigged-but-damn/

Winston Smith
April 28, 2022 5:52 pm

Watch act 1 of the Hillary Succession to the Presidency commence.
Act 2 will be Kamala doing a frog imitation, followed by
Act 3 Hillary becoming VP.
Act 4 will be Bidens Life Insurance Policy being cancelled.

I forgot to add the Pelosi Monster is going to be the wild card.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 28, 2022 5:54 pm

I forgot to add the Pelosi Monster is going to be the wild card.
Add in Dr Jill to the reckoning.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 28, 2022 5:56 pm

Keep an eye on Bob Brown. Don’t forget to report him to the strata company if you see his Tesla in a visitor’s bay.

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