Open Thread – Weekend 30 April 2022


A Path Through the Woods, Ivan Shishkin, 1880

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Lysander
Lysander
May 2, 2022 3:42 pm

that’s where we were going Rosie!!!

Lysander
Lysander
May 2, 2022 3:43 pm

The only bad thing about Turkish Air is Istanbul Airport and the fact it takes about 45 minutes to taxi to takeoff! 😛

(We were in economy btw – none of this Lizzie Bear life of fascist privilege lol…jokes)…

jupes
jupes
May 2, 2022 3:45 pm

work out this logic from McClown:

Indeed the ‘science’ works in mysterious ways out here in the West. The good thing is not all his subjects have swallowed his ridiculous propaganda. I was pleasantly surprised to see only about 5 – 10% of people wearing masks in Perth City on Friday. I actually expected a lot more.

rosie
rosie
May 2, 2022 3:48 pm

There you go.
My daughter and I looked at tickets a few years ago but it was ridiculously expensive.
My other option is a side trip from in Europe, always seem to be cheap packages out of Italy on offer.

Struth
May 2, 2022 3:49 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 2, 2022 3:50 pm

Was discussing with mum the other day the topic
‘Where have all the flies gone’.

This season the southern male magpie arrived one day. He wanted to add to his load before taking it all back to the nest. He had a line of fat juicy maggots in his beak. They were wiggling futilely. So I gave him a shred of mince, which he added to the front of the queue then he flew off. I don’t get many flies! Nor mozzies, since the noisy miners seem to hoover them up.

On the other hand none of them seem to like mature flies. Whether it’s because they taste bad or are too much effort to catch I don’t know.

Lysander
Lysander
May 2, 2022 3:52 pm

ah… so the poll bludger comes clean on his poll blog:

The publisher of this site, William Bowe, is conducting paid consultancy work ahead of the federal election for Climate 200, which is helping fund independent candidates who support policies to promote renewable energy and mitigate climate change.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 2, 2022 3:52 pm

It’s been bizarre to watch the the love triangle between Israel, Turkey & the Saudi’s over the past 6 months.
They are projecting a united front against the Obama/Rhodes policy of letting Iran back into the global community with minimal strings attached.
In fact, the only real sticking point has been the US putting its foot down over a trade corridor between Iran & Russia.
As I said, bizarre.

Struth
May 2, 2022 3:56 pm

Just to show you what sort of gutless fucks many of you are here, this little statement by choo choo is complete bullshit…lies……and it’s let go straight through to the keeper.
Little tribal yellow bellies.

Nobody was blanket-ordered to give up their jobs, Struth. Not once during the entire debacle.

You just threw a bigger tantrum than your previous ones, and resigned everything you were doing when a mandate was imposed in Queensland.

In WA alone, the vast majority of folks in industry and small business were initially exhorted to keep working, and those who had the ability to work from home (predominantly office types and pubic savants) were sent off.

Only when lockdowns and the stab dictate was imposed, did businesses begin to close.

So who here reckons they deserve respect?
Your silence is consent.

Lysander
Lysander
May 2, 2022 3:56 pm

Go to Israel Rosie – amazing place! Jerusalem at night is in stark contrast to Australian cities. Just like Europe: Grandparents, parents, kids, grandkids all walking out on the streets at 11pm coming home or going out for dinner…

And don’t be discouraged by the four hour line to see Christ’s tomb or the many MANY signs on the skirts of Jerusalem that say “it is forbidden and dangerous for Israeli citizens to pass this point.” Given the slums beyond that point, I can see why… although the Arabs are going traders/dealers…

I went into one catholic shop ran by an Arab in Bethlehem for pilgrims to buy things; as soon as I walked in I saw a freaking MASSIVE paining of George Pell. Arab guy says “he my friend! always bring customer and very nice. Victoria very bad.”

Struth
May 2, 2022 3:57 pm

You Sancho, anytime sunshine.
You’re pathetic.
Out yourself, go on.
Who are you?
Be a man, let us know who you are, and where you are.

Lysander
Lysander
May 2, 2022 3:58 pm

“he my friend! always bring customer and very nice. Victoria very bad.”

How I laughed (in sadness at the time) that here’s this two-bit Arab who understands justice more than 90% of Victorians…

rosie
rosie
May 2, 2022 3:59 pm

JC mentioned similar the other day.
Iirc was a San Francisco walgrens where every single thing was in a locked cabinet.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 2, 2022 3:59 pm

Your silence is consent.

Thomas More rolling in his grave.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 2, 2022 4:01 pm

Ford v Holden? Who won? I’m presuming not Australian taxpayers. Mugs.

rosie
rosie
May 2, 2022 4:01 pm

Someone I know did a Holy Land tour with Cardinal Pell back when he was an auxiliary bishop.
Only time I could have wished to be on a guided tour.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 2, 2022 4:02 pm

Ford v Holden? Who won?

The unions…for a bit.
Then everyone lost.

Lysander
Lysander
May 2, 2022 4:04 pm
calli
calli
May 2, 2022 4:06 pm

I think you would need to be on a tour, Rosie. Pick a small group.

There is absolutely no way I would tool around Israel on my own.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
May 2, 2022 4:08 pm

@ Bruce-

You’ll probably find all those critters are haram in some way, so it’s an extra measure of ensuring appropriate religious revulsion.

Dolphins are arseholes, anyway. So they probably deserve it…

@ Duncanm-

I thought all armour had sacrificial shit on the outside these days to try to defeat shaped charges.

Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) as pioneered with the Russian kontakt system in the late 70s and early 80s, as spaced armour (air gaps between plates) wasn’t quite doing it as a complete solution to the proliferation of shaped-charge and high explosive squash-head munitions.

The Russians went quite heavily for it as an easy upgrade to existing designs, while NATO went for composite armour research quite hard in the same era. This resulted in ‘Chobham’ armour, a (still secret) mix of multiple layers of steel, ceramics and other materials. The US enhanced this in the late 90s and early 2000s with depleted uranium inserts (hyper-dense material). It has been supplanted by the improved ‘Dorchester’ composite plate on Chally 2, later Leopard 2 models and the M1A2 and subsequent variants. I think the Merkavas have similar materials available to them as well.

The response to the effectiveness of the composite armour, based on combat results for Western and Israeli armour from 1991 thru 2003, the challenges of overcoming ERA tiles on Russian designs at the same time (often devolving into simultaneous massed strikes of 15+ RPG warheads onto a single area of the tank at a time to detonate all the plates and try to get some penetrations), and the proliferation of WW2-vintage bar armour as a response to insurgents and low tech-base militaries relying heavily on RPGs and recoilless rifles firing HEAT, weapons designers turned to tandem charges- 2 HEAT charges set up so that the first might set off any ERA tiles, get through any spaced armour plates or at least start to bore through the composite Chobham plates. The second could then theoretically achieve full penetration and destroy the tank.

The tandem charge alone cannot quite do the job- I am aware of mobility kills inflicted by RPG-29 Vampire tandem charge warheads on a Chally 2 in Basra in 2003 (These weapons had only just been developed and were barely in regular Russian service at the time), and several on M1A1s and A2s during the subsequent insurgency era. None of them outright destroyed the tanks, and all were recovered and soon repaired.

Another example comes from Israel vs. Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006- An Israeli armoured Squadron of 20 or so Merkava IVs was caught in a narrow wadi and subjected to some 50+ AT-14 Kornet guided ATGM launches. Both systems are contemporaries of each other, and still quite modern for 2022.

Of all these vehicles, 11 sustained hits and 3 were penetrated for about 4 deaths. No catastrophic kills were sustained, despite the launchers being able to fire down onto the armour and its thinner top plating.

The next step has been to add top attack capability- The Javelin and Eryx missiles have big tandem charge warheads and fly a ballistic arc to hit the thinner roof plating of tanks. This is where the ‘cope cage’ meme comes from- Russian armour crews welding bar armour slats onto the turret roofs of their vehicles as an attempt to premature detonate Javelins and equivalent.

rosie
rosie
May 2, 2022 4:09 pm

Hmm Melbourne Istanbul tel Aviv Rome then home from Madrid.
Very tempting.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 2, 2022 4:10 pm

On the bucket list.
Masada.
Golgotha.

rosie
rosie
May 2, 2022 4:11 pm

I take notice calli.

calli
calli
May 2, 2022 4:12 pm

Yes, you have to go. Add Jordan and Egypt while you’re at it.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
May 2, 2022 4:12 pm

Just to show you what sort of gutless fucks many of you are here, this little statement by choo choo is complete bullshit…lies……and it’s let go straight through to the keeper.
Little tribal yellow bellies.

Really, Struth baby?

Show me a single Health Emergency declaration from any State you care to name, where people were told to ‘give up’ their jobs. That is, to stop working entirely, close all businesses and stay at home until otherwise directed.

Struth-bomb me, baby! Hard! And remember, the minute you find even a single footnote or passing mention of any form of ‘Essential Worker,’ your ambit is instantly invalid.

I can wait… 🙂

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 4:15 pm

feelthebern says:
May 2, 2022 at 3:52 pm

It’s been bizarre to watch the the love triangle between Israel, Turkey & the Saudi’s over the past 6 months.
They are projecting a united front against the Obama/Rhodes policy of letting Iran back into the global community with minimal strings attached.

As I said, bizarre.

It’s actually hysterically funny. A lover’s triangle. 🙂

I’m kinda stomped as years ago, I would have guessed Israel would have been Iran’s natural partner over time. I suppose the nukes are the really big issue for them.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 2, 2022 4:15 pm

Struthsays:

May 2, 2022 at 3:57 pm

You Sancho, anytime sunshine.
You’re pathetic.
Out yourself, go on.
Who are you?
Be a man, let us know who you are, and where you are.

Oooooh!
Couch Potato angry!
You had plenty of opportunities to turn up to The Exchange on a Friday night at 5:00.
Ten weeks I think I put that invitation out there and no-one showed up.
OK, here goes.
I am Sancho.
Sancho Panzer of Geelong.
There.
I said it.

Lysander
Lysander
May 2, 2022 4:15 pm

The one thing I still don’t get is the “politics” of Jerusalem as far as sacred sites are concerned. Some are run by the Catholic Church as it was the Jesuits who went and restored many of these places but, wars, crusades, Islam etc.. shook it all up. Golgotha and the tomb are ran by the Greek Orthodox and they’re quite happy for us to all line up for hours on end but at night they have “Special Passes” for their congregation… similar in some other sites too.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 4:16 pm

Moon howling again I see.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
May 2, 2022 4:17 pm

In fact Struth, since you know soooooo much more about how WA’s initial response to the Coof was handled, go ahead and show me how my recollections, as someone who worked all his way through 2020 and into 2021 as a general shop hand in a Light Engineering firm in Kewdale, is somehow wrong.

Here, I’ll even make it easy for you- Here is the collated list of all of WA.gov’s proclamations on the Coof, from Day One to today:

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements?topical_event_list%5B0%5D=COVID-19%20coronavirus

Good luck, you capering fool.

rosie
rosie
May 2, 2022 4:17 pm
Cassie of Sydney
May 2, 2022 4:19 pm

“Lysandersays:
May 2, 2022 at 4:15 pm
The one thing I still don’t get is the “politics” of Jerusalem as far as sacred sites are concerned. Some are run by the Catholic Church as it was the Jesuits who went and restored many of these places but, wars, crusades, Islam etc.. shook it all up. Golgotha and the tomb are ran by the Greek Orthodox and they’re quite happy for us to all line up for hours on end but at night they have “Special Passes” for their congregation… similar in some other sites too.”

The Greek Orthodox church owns a lot of the land in Jerusalem as well as around the city. They also own the land that the Knesset is on.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 2, 2022 4:21 pm

Sancho Panzer of Geelong.

Whaaaat.
Ewww.
I thought you were from the Panzers of Toorak clan.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
May 2, 2022 4:22 pm

I’m kinda stomped as years ago, I would have guessed Israel would have been Iran’s natural partner over time. I suppose the nukes are the really big issue for them.

They’ve spent all their time to date around Arabs.

Arabs talk a big game and are vicious when they want to be, but respect power. And they have been slapped back into timeout corner regularly enough that sabre rattling is plenty OK. And they are also pragmatists at heart, once said rhetoric has been put out.

The Persians, on the other hand are a different beast. They have decided they have a manifest religious destiny, and are far enough away from Israeli retaliation to feel they can prod and antagonise thru proxies and long-range nuke threats without much consequence. Also, in the natural waxing and waning of political factions, the Shia are presently in the ascendant.

Practically all Israel’s neighbours are Sunni Arab, not Shia Persian.

Cassie of Sydney
May 2, 2022 4:22 pm

Rosie, you’ll love Israel.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 4:23 pm

Even when I travelled end 2021 country level entry was a breeze, only time anyone looked at my vaxx cert was entering Italy, restaurants and cafes in Italy a pita after that, no drama with the EU pass.

Wifey just went though L.A airport. As always it was a zoo with the wait time terrible as there was very few immig officers working. The interesting thing though is that she had all the papers and bullshit in order to enter ( the US wants a signed attestation form now) but they only looked at her passport and didn’t request any supporting docs like covid certificate thing etc. Just went through. Either they don’t give a rats anymore, too short staffed or they’re sampling.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 2, 2022 4:24 pm

I thought you were from the Panzers of Toorak clan.

We are.
I run the Merino stud at Ceres.
Live on the waterfront in Geelong.
Speaking of which, I might take the boat for a spin around Cor10 Bay this evening.
I love having a boat.
It’s tops.

Jorge
Jorge
May 2, 2022 4:26 pm

“he my friend! always bring customer and very nice. Victoria very bad.”

Love it. Still laughing.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 2, 2022 4:27 pm

You know, it’s almost like this was a perfect storm for someone who was natural born lazy to chuck their job in and sit on the couch, all the while cloaking themselves in a Freedom Fighter banner as protection against accusations of indolence.

My wordy lordy yes.

Failing at life. Nobody has understood, nor recognised the greatness as yet.

The past couple of years have been the perfect excuse to couch it up while demanding other people save him. Someone else’s fault.

Now it’s all falling down. Steiner is not coming.

None of the epistles has come to pass, or will come to pass. All that’s left is schoolgirl-grade abuse.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 2, 2022 4:30 pm

St Ruth says The Unvaccinated Aren’t Dying and cites an elephant meme as his source.

Whoah, tough stuff, don’t know how I’m going to deal with this one.

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Documents/weekly-covid-overview-20220423.pdf

25% of people who died with Covid in NSW hospitals in mid April were unvaccinated.
This is 2.5x what you would expect if the vaccines did absolutely nothing at all, and is in totally the opposite direction to what you’d expect if the vaccines had an injurious effect.
The unvaccinated are dying, and the vaccinated are dying at a lower rate because they got vaccinated. That’s by the numbers, not by elephant pictures.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 2, 2022 4:30 pm

‘Where have all the flies gone’.
I opined getting rid of the old style rubbish bins had something to do with it.
She thought not.

This insect is your friend
He fights for freedom (from bloody flies)

You will wonder how you lived without this.

calli
calli
May 2, 2022 4:30 pm

In 2018 we went to Egypt, Jordan and Israel with a tour group called Bunnik. Small group, 14 pax. A bit over three weeks, saw just about everything (including desert glamping and Nile cruise) $22k for both of us without airfares. Recommend.

The. Only thing we missed was Abu Simbel because dust storm of…biblical…proportions.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 2, 2022 4:31 pm

Maybe it’s also a case of the rest of the middle east is sick of Iran fucking the place up.

sfw
sfw
May 2, 2022 4:33 pm

I hate to enter the fray but as each day goes by it seems that Rex becomes a Dan Andrews apologist and shill.

bespoke
bespoke
May 2, 2022 4:34 pm

I’d like to thank KD, Rex, little Sancho for their community service.
Keeping cranks occupied online is likely a welcome respite for the cranks family.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 2, 2022 4:35 pm

This Albo plan for the taxpayer to own a chunk of equity in homes is one for the ages.
Better to spend that money putting in housing commission in Toorak (hopefully next door to Panzer) & Point Piper (hopefully next door to Malcolm).

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 2, 2022 4:35 pm

To Farmer G and others way fred – thanks for your kind words of support.

I have to give a shout out to the guys & gals driving the radiation machines and the nurses.

Their patience and understanding with old blokes who fuck up the bladder fill before the scheduled zap session is noteworthy.

Lysander
Lysander
May 2, 2022 4:37 pm

$22K Calli!!!

The wife and I did all of Israel for $8K (all food, accommodation, travel, everything)… but it does help if you have connections mwahahaha… 😛

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
May 2, 2022 4:38 pm

Steiner is not coming.

They all say that…

…Right up to the point where a ‘Scout Lance’ of 100-ton assault ‘Mechs turns up abruptly and goes all Oktoberfest on their arses.

(God Bless Battletech and the Black Pants Legions’ bestest running gag ever! :D)

#TexTalks

#Senpai

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 2, 2022 4:38 pm

In the law and pre-trial publicity one time rugby league star and possible murderer Chris Dawson gets a judge alone trial following Teh Paywallian podcast series.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
May 2, 2022 4:40 pm

I hate to enter the fray but as each day goes by it seems that Rex becomes a Dan Andrews apologist and shill.

Why?

Because the Hero of the Highways can’t even get his own facts right when he launches off on a Bird-like rant about his Class Enemies?

And since when was Daniel Andrews in charge of WA?

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 2, 2022 4:41 pm

Chris Dawson gets a judge alone trial following Teh Paywallian podcast series.

It was a decent series.
But what chance of a fair trial.
And what chance of a conviction.
Crazy how he gets a bench trial but Pell wasn’t able to (yes I know it’s different jurisdictions).

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
May 2, 2022 4:42 pm

Remember sfw, that Struth hates you as well because you are not perfectly mimicking his every pronouncement…

#ThoughtLeadership

calli
calli
May 2, 2022 4:43 pm

Lysander, the worker is worthy of his wage. All of it was arranged for us, all we did was show up.

And I’m absolutely sure I would not go to some of the places we went to in Cairo on our own. That said, we could have been duchessed around Israel by extended family, but it seemed an imposition at the time. Wadi Rhum, not so much.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
May 2, 2022 4:45 pm

Rex becomes a Dan Andrews apologist and shill.

Dan Andrews might be a useless leader, an awful person and far too physically resilient and assassination-proof for our own good, but at least he made sure all his birds’ batteries in Victoria were completely replaced…

#BirbsAreNotReal

Lysander
Lysander
May 2, 2022 4:45 pm

All good Calli… just having a larf. 😛

Struth
May 2, 2022 4:46 pm

I’m seeing one person…one….just one….. seeing the bullshit artist choo choo for what he is.
History changing fuck head lying through his teeth and so far, just one person.

And er, out with it Sancho, although as a liar (self confessed) who’s going to believe a word you say anyway, but mr bravery isn’t scared so what of it?
Name and address , or just your email for starters.

bespoke
bespoke
May 2, 2022 4:48 pm

Ford v Holden? Who won?

Graders

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 2, 2022 4:48 pm

Good to see the government not being scared to tackle the big health issues.

WA ‘elf department.
Todays mongstrosity: a letter informing us that vaping products , including devices _REGUARDLESS OF IF THEY CONTAIN NICOTINE OR NOT- are illegal except by prescription.
Fines range from $10,000 for an individual to $45,000 for a shop.

Struth
May 2, 2022 4:49 pm

If after the last two years you’re still swallowing government propaganda Colonel, give yourself a swift uppercut.
Moron.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 2, 2022 4:49 pm

Crazy how he gets a bench trial but Pell wasn’t able to (yes I know it’s different jurisdictions).

I think you have answered the question.

jupes
jupes
May 2, 2022 4:49 pm

There is absolutely no way I would tool around Israel on my own.

Nah, I have always felt safe in Israel. Even if and when the Muzzos get a bit stabby, the IDF deploy soldiers on every corner. Where you need to join a tour is when you go to the territories. Even then, you need your wits about you. The only time I felt unsafe was at the completion of a tour to Bethlehem and we all got back on the bus. At that point the driver got out …WTF … turns out he was only having a durry but we didn’t hang around in the bus to wait for him.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 4:52 pm

Jupes. what do you make of the Russian war. Who’s winning and losing etc?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 2, 2022 4:54 pm

but mr bravery isn’t scared so what of it?
Name and address , or just your email for starters.

Heeeeeeeere we go.

Now Couchy’s an amalgam of rsrrsrsr and the egg_roomba.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
May 2, 2022 4:55 pm

I’m seeing one person…one….just one….. seeing the bullshit artist choo choo for what he is.

I don’t think you count, Struth…

History changing fuck head lying through his teeth and so far, just one person.

As the song goes, Struth baby:

A little less [projecting] conversation and a little more [researching] action, please.
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactionin’ me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me

Satisfy me, baby!

#ThangYuhVerrehMarrrch

Lysander
Lysander
May 2, 2022 4:55 pm

We got some pebbles thrown at us by some kids in Nazareth. Tel Aviv numberplates most likely reason.

Always felt safe and IDF aren’t softcocks like what has become of many Western armies.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 2, 2022 4:55 pm

St. Ruth.

Check your email.

rosie
rosie
May 2, 2022 4:55 pm

Last time I went to the US I flew Dubai Chicago a bit longer in the air but you did ‘homeland security’ in Dubai (which took a few minutes) then collected your bags in Chicago, that was it.
Homeward leg was via Dublin so I stayed a week instead of three hours.
Why not?
Not at all fond of LAX.

Zipster
Zipster
May 2, 2022 4:56 pm

repost – good interview

The Russian Psyche | Konstantin Kisin
John Anderson

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
May 2, 2022 4:58 pm

WA ‘elf department.
Todays mongstrosity: a letter informing us that vaping products , including devices _REGUARDLESS OF IF THEY CONTAIN NICOTINE OR NOT- are illegal except by prescription.
Fines range from $10,000 for an individual to $45,000 for a shop.

In proper healthmong speak:

NO TOBACCO NO!

NO TOBACCO NO

NO ‘BACCO, NO ‘BACCO, NO ‘BACCO NO!

😀

#no

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 2, 2022 5:00 pm

Now it’s all falling down. Steiner is not coming.

None of the epistles has come to pass, or will come to pass. All that’s left is schoolgirl-grade abuse.

Well, yes.
And it is time to call bullshit.
I know a few people who haven’t got the vax and haven’t missed a beat.
As I say, apart from a couple who wanted to use it to spend more time with their Jason Recliner, no real problems.
Most work in trades or transport jobs and, yes, they produced a screen-shot tick in the early days, but no real issues.

rosie
rosie
May 2, 2022 5:01 pm

Maybe that might suit me better.
Fly independently and join a local tour when I get there.
Shall investigate.

calli
calli
May 2, 2022 5:02 pm

Yes the Bethlehem stop is interesting. We had an ex IDF guide the whole way round. He appeared to know his stuff. We also had an armed chaperone in Cairo.

Fun times. 😀

Ed Case
Ed Case
May 2, 2022 5:02 pm

Was this what BLM was really about?

It’s normal behaviour for that group.
Yeah, there are exceptions, but pour a coupla drinks into Clarence Thomas and see what happens next.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 2, 2022 5:03 pm

And er, out with it Sancho, although as a liar (self confessed) who’s going to believe a word you say anyway, but mr bravery isn’t scared so what of it?
Name and address , or just your email for starters.

Can you explain how the publication of a person’s name and address or email advances your argument?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 2, 2022 5:06 pm

And it is time to call bullshit.

That’s not to say it wasn’t shit. Because it was most certainly shit.

To be clear: It was shit, and from my perspective at least will never, ever be forgotten, let alone forgiven.

But – it was most certainly not the final stage of a worldwide conspiracy, its hour come round at last, slouching towards Bethlehem to be born*.

The little band of followers from The Last Holdout have dropped off the twig, and justifiably so. All that remains is a lazy, angry little man with no concept of personal responsibility.

*Apologies to Yeats.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 2, 2022 5:06 pm

Sancho Panzer of Geelong.

Sancho, wouldn’t be too perturbed. I had a lot of fun in Geelong in ’90’s and didn’t think it was that bad. At least you don’t have Liverpool NSW on your birth cert in a couple of places… However even those from our lot who started with nothing have done well from the same areas as Latho was kicking about, so I don’t subscribe to the poor me schtick. In fact I despise it.

rosie
rosie
May 2, 2022 5:06 pm

Getting personal information now will make things easier when it’s treason reckoning time.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
May 2, 2022 5:08 pm

The little band of followers from The Last Holdout have dropped off the twig, and justifiably so. All that remains is a lazy, angry little man with no concept of personal responsibility

Oh.

That’s…unfortunate.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 2, 2022 5:09 pm

Rex Anger says:

Nobody was blanket-ordered to give up their jobs, Struth. Not once during the entire debacle.
….
Show me a single Health Emergency declaration from any State you care to name, where people were told to ‘give up’ their jobs. That is, to stop working entirely, close all businesses and stay at home until otherwise directed.

Does this count?
https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/revoked/public-health-and-social-measures-linked-to-vaccination-status-direction

You can’t work if you can’t enter the premises, and you can’t enter unless… you know.

Struth
May 2, 2022 5:09 pm

Today has been about showing up the silent cowards of catallaxy.

A slight prod at the sneerers and out they come, today, telling all an sundry that if you weren’t jabbed all was fine, no one was prevented from working, (while strangely prevented from leaving their houses) no one had their businesses shut down and all the nurses that have been kicked out of hospitals and still are, are just lazy arsed couch potatoes.
They must feel enough time has passed to try to make people forget what their parties have done to this nation.
Not only are they insulting your intelligence, but they feel they can get away with it, because even if you disagree, you won’t say anything.
And though they’ve been wrong about everything in the last two years, it looks like they are right about that.
Now, back to Tank turrets and muzzle velocities as the government wants.

SFW knows and spoke up, but the rest are pathetic.

local oaf
May 2, 2022 5:09 pm

25% of people who died with Covid in NSW hospitals in mid April were unvaccinated.

I have some doubts about any statistics from a Govt which has previously inflated covid death numbers by deliberately including deaths with covid as well as from covid.
Why wouldn’t they falsely inflate the numbers of un-“vaccinated” deaths?

Also, what are they using to decide what killed those people – the PCR test that the CDC admitted couldn’t differentiate between the flu and covid?

Ed Case
Ed Case
May 2, 2022 5:09 pm

In the law and pre-trial publicity one time rugby league star and possible murderer Chris Dawson gets a judge alone trial following Teh Paywallian podcast series.
Chris Dawson wasn’t a “Rugby League Star”.
He played a few games for Newtown in 1971, that’s it.
He and his twin brother and their wives did feature in an episode of Checkerboard around 1974, so you could say he was a TV Star too.

Lysander
Lysander
May 2, 2022 5:10 pm

so I don’t subscribe to the poor me schtick

did you know albo grew up with a single mum in public housing? 😛

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 5:13 pm

The US is apparently sending US$33 billion of military equipment over to Uke. That’s a pretty decent sized nut. If Americans thought the Ukes were going to lose they would be sending over $3 billion with a note saying:

We stand with the Uke people

This may imply (imply as in not sure) that the American military establishment may be thinking the Ukes could win this and fuck over the Russian military. Just a hunch though.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 5:15 pm

did you know albo grew up with a single mum in public housing?

No, I didn’t know since he mentioned it 2 days ago and a day before that and so on.

If his ma wasn’t getting as legover while unmarried, then none of this would have happened.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 5:16 pm

Oh God.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 2, 2022 5:16 pm

Albo’s public housing isn’t a patch on Rudd living in the family car.

Ed Case
Ed Case
May 2, 2022 5:16 pm

Rex becomes a Dan Andrews apologist and shill.

That’s nothing.
I replied to one of Frangers comments on another blog yesterday, he was
full soprano on the infallibility of the Chinese Communist Party and what stupid arseholes Australians are.
Which is pretty funny …

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 2, 2022 5:17 pm

St. Ruth.

Birds aren’t real.

Lysander
Lysander
May 2, 2022 5:18 pm

I’m beginning to worry St Ruth is a bird.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 5:18 pm

Latho was peddling the single mumster thing when he ran against HoWARd. It’s a Liars Party segue into every election.

Ed Case
Ed Case
May 2, 2022 5:19 pm

If his ma wasn’t getting as legover while unmarried, then none of this would have happened.
Are you suggesting she loved cock?
This has similarities with the Obama conception story.
Has anyone had a squiz at Albo’s original Birth Certificate?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 2, 2022 5:19 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:

May 2, 2022 at 5:17 pm

St. Ruth.

Birds aren’t real.

Come on, man.
It’s only one breed of bird on every continent.
Not all birds.
That would be silly.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 5:20 pm

Knuckle Dragger says:
May 2, 2022 at 5:17 pm

St. Ruth.

Birds aren’t real.

No kidding, I can’t be bothered reading the idiot’s brain scramble above. Did he say that?

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 2, 2022 5:21 pm

Did St Ruth’s argument die from elephant pictures, or die with elephant pictures?

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 5:22 pm

Are you suggesting she loved cock?

And you don’t, Mr. Ed? All sheilas do, yourself included.

rosie
rosie
May 2, 2022 5:23 pm
bespoke
bespoke
May 2, 2022 5:23 pm

LOL!

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 2, 2022 5:23 pm

Prime Minister Albo.
Has a certain ring to it.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 2, 2022 5:24 pm

Shark One becomes Rabbitoh One.

Brian
Brian
May 2, 2022 5:26 pm

Colonel, the problem with your stats is that they are anything but clear.
Quoting:
Six people aged under 65 years died with COVID-19. Of these, one was unvaccinated, one had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, three had received two doses and one had received three doses. All had significant underlying health conditions that increase the risk of severe disease from COVID-19.
• Reported deaths were classified as COVID-19 deaths if they met the surveillance definition in the
Communicable Diseases Network of Australia’s COVID-19 National Guidelines for Public Heath Units. Under this definition, deaths are considered COVID-19 deaths for surveillance purposes if the person died with COVID-19, not necessarily because COVID-19 was the cause of death. Deaths may be excluded if there was a clear alternative cause of death that was unrelated to COVID-19 (e.g. major trauma).
You would be hard put to suggest any of these actually died merely because of Covid.
There is no study of the danger of death from vaccine in this report – they are not looking for this at all.
I think that the safest deduction is the Omicron has reduced any real danger to background levels that we were all once quite comfortable with. So it is essentially virus porn now.
And it is very safe to say the long term effects of the vaccines are entirely unknown.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 2, 2022 5:26 pm

It’s funny Lysander.

Dad’s family had a few St Pats & Marist Strathfield types but my GF was a chippy by trade. GM a seamstress but they sacrificed. My mums family not so lucky, none of them had private school education and yea I spent a bit of time in places like Green Valley, Bradbury, Campbelltown and Airds as a kid visiting relatives. Some of my cousins from said areas now own their own companies and are the salt of the earth. Sorry if I ramble but I smell BS every time these clowns pull the disadvantaged background.

Zipster
Zipster
May 2, 2022 5:29 pm

Oh God.

you rang?

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 2, 2022 5:31 pm

I can’t believe we haven’t seen or heard from the ex Mrs Albo.
She must be in Sussex Street sub basement five.

rickw
rickw
May 2, 2022 5:31 pm

but they only looked at her passport and didn’t request any supporting docs like covid certificate thing etc. Just went through.

My guess is they did the proper checks a couple of times. Created the mother of all paperwork and diplomatic messes. Let’s just stay in our lane and just do what we did before.

rickw
rickw
May 2, 2022 5:34 pm

I can’t believe we haven’t seen or heard from the ex Mrs Albo.

Plotting the traditional Aussie/ Albanian revenge, shoving two concrete eagles up his arse.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 5:35 pm

My guess is they did the proper checks a couple of times.

It could be that they’re trusting electronic confo from the Aussies when she left.. perhaps, and do spot sampling to confirm compliance.

calli
calli
May 2, 2022 5:36 pm

Tebbutt is CEO of some mental health qango. She dumps, she goes.

It’s the Labor Way.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 2, 2022 5:39 pm

25% of people who died with Covid in NSW hospitals in mid April were unvaccinated.remembering this includes people too sick or with significant medical conditions which meant they couldnt get a vaccination as well.

Doesnt change the main core issue.

People have been forced to undergo a medical procedure under directions from a government using emergency powers to make it legal.
That they ‘second handed” the enforcement to businesses is irrelevant.
That they violated one of the most basic tenets of medicine – no treatment without consent- is entirely the issue for me.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 5:41 pm

The Irish gay midget who also happens to be the very best airline CEO in the world is ordering up big from Airbus and it looks like he’s shunning Boeing. Qantas has put in a huge order with Airbus focused around the Dreamliner competitor – Airbus’s A350-1000 . It’s supposed to be a great aircraft. Has anyone flown on one?

A $7bn shot of confidence as Qantas plans for growth

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 2, 2022 5:45 pm

Tebbutt is CEO of some mental health qango. She dumps, she goes.
It’s the Labor Way.

She understands that. You won’t hear a peep out of her. See also: mafia wife.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 2, 2022 5:49 pm

Ed-Mong engages in some casual abuse of Supreme court justices as a group.
That is what you meant Ed, or should I say HITLER.

It’s normal behaviour for that group.
Yeah, there are exceptions, but pour a coupla drinks into Clarence Thomas and see what happens next.

The Ed-Mong loves slipping casual little “ooh right wing nastyism” in and hoping it will slide through as people get sick of its vacuous vaporings and ignore it.

Dover this dickhead is seeding the blog with its troll pats ready for a 7:30 report exclusive on ‘the racist blog’…

Zipster
Zipster
May 2, 2022 5:54 pm

People have been forced to undergo a medical procedure under directions from a government using emergency powers to make it legal.
That they ‘second handed” the enforcement to businesses is irrelevant.
That they violated one of the most basic tenets of medicine – no treatment without consent- is entirely the issue for me.

the intersection of big government and big money has an uncanny resemblance to old school fascism.

all it took was a small orchestrated video campaign to trigger the total collapse of reason and sanity amongst our political class. and expose them for what they are, not just completely fucking useless, but outright dangerous to the entire edifice of western civilisation

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 2, 2022 5:55 pm

Qantas has put in a huge order with Airbus focused around the Dreamliner competitor – Airbus’s A350-1000 .

Got the same e-mail. Interesting. As much as Boeing has it’s issues I still have reservations about Airbus computers overriding pilots. Read QF72 recently and know of other incidents where the computer did something unexpected in Airbus planes. Fortunately those have been very small in number and Boeing seemed to have dropped the ball totally with the B787 battery issues & B737 Max.

IMO though the B787 is a good aircraft, passenger comfort wise anyway. I have flown in them a few times and they seem to have sorted the batteries catching fire.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 2, 2022 5:56 pm

local oaf says: May 2, 2022 at 5:09 pm

I have some doubts about any statistics from a Govt which has previously inflated covid death numbers by deliberately including deaths with covid as well as from covid.

Yep, absolutely.
Brian says: May 2, 2022 at 5:26 pm

You would be hard put to suggest any of these actually died merely because of Covid.

Yes, absolutely. And to make that distinction in cause of death has never been standard practice, because whatever illness showed up in the last 5 minutes of life and finished off an already sickly person is what will be listed as the singular cause of death, and every other co-mobidity will be listed as just that. I think that’s kinda misleading too, but it is the standard.

There is no study of the danger of death from vaccine in this report – they are not looking for this at all.

That conclusion is a non-sequitur, it does not follow that because they are not looking for dangers of vaccines that therefore there isn’t any in the NSW Health report. There is some evidence of the non-danger of death from the vaccine in that report, which is the way the vaccinated are dying in ICUs at a rate less than the vaccination rate of the general population. Comparing 75% deadies to the 90% vaccination rate of the State, you could not conclude that 83% of jabbed people die from it because that would imply *millions* of deaths in NSW alone, which obviously did not happen. You might like to speculate what % of jabs will kill the jabbee and spread over what timeframe in order for your predicted rate of jab deaths to be compatible with the known fatalities in that report.

As shady and suspicious as the source of figures may be, surely you must admit that debating with figures is a huge upgrade from arguing with elephant pictures.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
May 2, 2022 6:02 pm

Does this count?
https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/revoked/public-health-and-social-measures-linked-to-vaccination-status-direction

You can’t work if you can’t enter the premises, and you can’t enter unless… you know.

If there were any exemptions to the blanket rule (and there were, otherwise the Great State of Queensland would have collapsed) and folks could still go to work, albeit stabbed, then Struth’s ambit that everyone was ordered to ‘give up’ their jobs as a blanket order everywhere in Australia is utterly false.

Points and much respect to you for daring to check, where Struth can only escalate… 🙂

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 2, 2022 6:07 pm

My el cheapo parking has gone up from $20 a day to $24.
Inflation me dead.
What’s ScoMo doing for us battlers, eh?

Harlequin Decline
May 2, 2022 6:07 pm

I seem to remember reading that one of the early Dutch/British/French accounts of landing in Australia mentioned the superabundance of flies.

In my experience the introduction of dung beetles seems to have had little effect on the fly population.

Hence the most plausible theory is that the little bastards are in fact immortal.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 2, 2022 6:11 pm

The cock with ears speaks.

The ‘mate’ debate: Why our beloved appellation must be cherished
Peter FitzSimons

So-called “political correctness”? I am all for it.

And yes, of course, various commentators like to endlessly rant about the ills of “PC” and being “woke”, shrieking against a concept that is no more complicated than insisting we should all treat each other with respect*. All of that, however, is just a bonus, something guaranteed to provide great amusement on an otherwise dull day. Give me a dollar for every time a dinosaur with no clue the world has changed rants that something is “political correctness gone mad” and the Milky Bars will be on me forever more!
Just very occasionally, however, the worthy advocates of PC really do go a bit too far. A case in point happened last week when ministers and chiefs of staff of the NSW government were obliged to do a two-and-a-half course entitled “Respect at Work”. While much of the course made sense – don’t get drunk, don’t yell at people, always try to allow for cultural differences in your staff, don’t presume genders or sexualities**, etc – the consultant delivering the course lost a lot of them, including the premier, when she warned against the use of the word “mate”.

* Or be sacked, imprisoned, fined or run through a kangaroo court human rights mob
** hear that, thats the sound of an overton window shifting. Put in 2 things which are unremarkable and add a bit of crazy shit on the end as though they are the same.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 6:20 pm

The Russian military sounds tops.

The Russian military = the Russian Harvey Norman of used used home appliances. FMD

When Russian tanks were shelling the nuclear core at the Zaporozhskaya power plant with live rounds, not all of the shells exploded because they were too old and decrepit. This story, told to me by Piotr Kotin, head of the company that owns the plant, is a metaphor for Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine.

The current Russian army is a replica of Joseph Stalin’s Red Army, designed to saturate minefields with bodies. During World War II, while U.S. generals were parachuting onto battlefields with their troops and sharing their hardships, Soviet generals stayed far from the front and sent wave after wave of doomed conscripts against impregnable defenses. So it is no surprise that their successors asked troops under their command to dig trenches in the highly radioactive soil of Chernobyl and sent units into the meat grinder of Chornobaivka.

The incompetent and corrupt Russian army blundered into this war. Soldiers picked the wrong roads. Broken tanks littered the thoroughfares well before contact with the enemy: mired in mud, out of fuel and, above all, lost. In the 21st century, with satellites dotting the sky, the Russian army was using outdated Soviet paper charts with towns that had changed names and roads that no longer existed.

Why weren’t Russian troops using the Global Positioning System or its Russian counterpart, Glonass? It seems, among other things, that the Russian army fell victim to its own propaganda. Before the war, Mr. Putin had been fascinated with the acquisition of new weapons. Among the most important were electronic countermeasures, or ECM. They were supposed to be a game-changer that could be used to black out GPS, disrupt communications, and take over drones or deliberately crash them into the ground.
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ECM units were indeed marching with all Russian columns as they entered Ukraine. But they didn’t work as planned. Instead of knocking Turkish drones out of the skies, the ECM units blacked out all communications, including the Russian army’s. “This is the problem of ECM. It either isn’t working, or, when it’s working, it’s wrecking your side much more than the enemy’s,” says Victor Kevluk, a military expert with Ukrainian Center for Defense Strategies.

The Russian army blinded itself on foreign land, while the Ukrainians knew their way in the dark. So instead of relying on new technology, the Russians turned to an old tactic: mass terror. Russian soldiers raped Ukrainian women and executed Ukrainian men. Mariupol is being razed to the ground. Former Ukrainian General Staff Col. Oleg Zhdanov vividly described to me in an interview how, in Berezovka, “the dug-in tanks made a shooting range with fleeing civilian cars as targets.”

The mass terror was the direct consequence of mass lying, for it is easier to expend ammunition on a bunch of fleeing civilians than to engage a real military target. Even the looting has become organized. Ruslan Leviev, founder of the open-source-based Conflict Intelligence Team, claimed in an interview that soldiers are driving stolen cars laden with loot to Russia to sell them on improvised markets, and they pay part of the proceeds to their officers.

This is truly amazing. A modern army doesn’t loot. It is doubtful that the same army that left Bucha toting trophy dishwashers will be able to regroup swiftly to fight in the Donbas.

How did Mr. Putin think he could win this war? The answer has to do with state delusion. It is easy to mistake Russia for a military state. It isn’t. It’s true that the Russian state is run by siloviki (roughly translated as “the enforcers”), but those strongmen are from the Federal Security Service, known as the FSB, not the army.

Mr. Putin, himself a former KGB officer, has long been highly suspicious of a possible army coup. The incompetence of the Russian military is at least partly intentional—designed to reinforce that the FSB, not the army, was in charge of running Russian society. The FSB and its political allies told Mr. Putin what he wanted to hear: namely, that Russia had an extensive network of sympathizers in Ukraine who would hand the country to him on a platter. A state with this level of incompetence and delusion simply wouldn’t have survived in the 19th century.

Things are different today. Sanctions are much preferred to direct fighting. And while economic sanctions can isolate a rogue regime, they can’t crush it. Mr. Putin has gotten many things wrong in his current war, but he did get one thing right. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization won’t go to war over Ukraine. And this is perhaps the biggest reason why he must be crushed. If not, more Vladimir Putins will follow, including those with a much firmer grip on reality.

Ms. Latynina was a journalist with Echo of Moscow and Novaya Gazeta, Russian press outlets that have been shut down during Russia’s war with Ukraine.

WSJ

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 2, 2022 6:21 pm

I can’t believe we haven’t seen or heard from the ex Mrs Albo.

If I was in her shoes (yurk), I would have – in the right circles – loudly indicated that numerous ‘tell-alls’ would be made available in print, on the teev and on various other electronic forums.

Then I would have calculated the earning from all those interviews, multiplied the end number by seven and demanded all that from Fed Layba HQ – in cash – by X date.

Onya, ex-Mrs Albo. Smoke ’em while ya got ’em.

jupes
jupes
May 2, 2022 6:22 pm

Jupes. what do you make of the Russian war. Who’s winning and losing etc?

I’m hardly following it due to the amount of utter bullshit coming out of it. My guess is as good as yours but it seems to me the Russians are kicking arse.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 2, 2022 6:26 pm

Mates Thai mrs always complains of Aussie flies, her words they are very sticky and get in nose, face, eyes. Could be something in that we natives don’t notice…

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 2, 2022 6:26 pm

Former Ukrainian General Staff Col. Oleg Zhdanov vividly described to me in an interview how, in Berezovka, “the dug-in tanks made a shooting range with fleeing civilian cars as targets.”

What?

The civvies watched as tanks were being dug-in (not an easy or quick task), in direct line of sight, and then waited till the job was finished before they decided to flee?

Yeah righto.

It only takes 10% of bullshit to ruin the other 90%.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 6:27 pm

Yuri, grab the microwave and the KitchenAid. We’ve loaded up the dishwasher and the washing machine on the back of the truck.

In Russian

????, ?????? ????????????? ? KitchenAid. ?? ????????? ????????????? ? ?????????? ?????? ? ????? ?????????.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 2, 2022 6:27 pm

That is what you meant Ed, or should I say HITLER

A genuine ‘snork’ moment!

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 6:27 pm

Here

Yuriy, voz’mi mikrovolnovku i KitchenAid. My zagruzili posudomoyechnuyu i stiral’nuyu mashiny v kuzov gruzovika.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 2, 2022 6:28 pm

Was still laughing so hard I forgot to blockquote.

Totes whatevs.

jupes
jupes
May 2, 2022 6:30 pm

From Dover’s post on the main page:

This is of a piece with the reporting re COVID which was almost universally designed to exaggerate the risk of spread and disease at every turn, except that here the coverage is designed to present RUS’s position as underwhelming and near catastrophe while exaggerating the strength of the UKR’s position even to the extent of widely reporting the most fanciful nonsense (Ghost of Kiev, Snake Island, and the like) again and again.

This is why I reckon the Ruskis are winning. The Uke bullshit is just over the top.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 2, 2022 6:31 pm

feelthebernsays:
May 2, 2022 at 5:31 pm
I can’t believe we haven’t seen or heard from the ex Mrs Albo.
She must be in Sussex Street sub basement five.

The Imperial Media has not shown the same level of interest in her (even though she is a prominent ALP “personality”) as they did in the ex Mrs Hewson. Strange.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 2, 2022 6:33 pm

JC

Any truth to the rumors the advance was stalled when fighting broke out over a thermomix?

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 6:34 pm

LOl Mole.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 2, 2022 6:35 pm

FMD…

Warning! hair alert.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-02/borrowers-home-loans-mortgage-stress-interest-rate-rise-election/101026362
Tara Higginson pulls no punches when asked what will happen if interest rates rise on Tuesday, off the back of soaring inflation.

“I’m up shit creek”, says the single mother of four who, in the midst of the pandemic, took out an interest-only variable loan of $510,000 – more than six times her income.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 2, 2022 6:37 pm

Maybe the ex Missus Albo gets together with the ex Mrs Burke and the ex Mrs Shorten…and talks about how sweet it would be to be an ex Mrs Hawke or Keating, instead of a frontbencher’s cast-off.
They might even have a bit of a bitch’n’sticth at the salon with ex Mr Gillard. ..

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 6:38 pm

It must be a nightmare being a dictator. Imagine the risks. Every time someone comes in where you are you’d be wondering if he’s packing. You see one of your praetorian guards who’s obviously packing and you wonder if he’s going to take aim. It really must be a nightmare, but hey at least the money is good.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
May 2, 2022 6:39 pm

Ed Case says:
May 2, 2022 at 5:09 pm
Chris Dawson wasn’t a “Rugby League Star”.
He played a few games for Newtown in 1971, that’s it.

Fact check status – bullshit.
Chris Dawson started playing league for Newtown after “defecting” from rugby one year after you called it. 1972.
He went on to play for the Newtown Jets for 5 years.
He was in Jack Gibson’s 1973 Wills Cup winning squad (although not the game day run-on side) which also won that year’s NSW RL club championship.
Easy to attach the word “star” to that success, longevity, and media attraction with his twin, Paul.

Indolent
Indolent
May 2, 2022 6:39 pm

Outstanding analogy. Explains a lot.

Don Quixote and the Trans Madness

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 2, 2022 6:41 pm

Warning! hair alert.

Didn’t just buy it. Built it.

Anyway, the warning shouldn’t just be for the hair. I’d be more concerned with the layers of tatts wandering up and down the insides of both forearms.

Bet she’s got a massive front-of-thigh tatt as well. Hideous.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 2, 2022 6:45 pm

“I’m up shit creek”

I bet the mortgagee/insurer is thinking the same thing.

Frank
Frank
May 2, 2022 6:45 pm

Warning! hair alert.

The photo of the house captioned as “Tara Higginson built her dream home in Brisbane’s outer suburbs”. Ms Higginson’s imagination exists under an impoverished set of horizons.

Frank
Frank
May 2, 2022 6:47 pm

I’d be more concerned with the layers of tatts wandering up and down the insides of both forearms.

Perhaps feathers tattooed onto the back of the upper arms as a playful visual gag on the concept of bingo wings.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 2, 2022 6:49 pm

Wow, what a headcase and fiancé Max needs to run the other way. I do say that knowing her past but wow what a nasty piece of work.

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/05/grace-tame-blocks-shorten-rape-accuser-kathy-sherriff.html

Ed Case
Ed Case
May 2, 2022 6:50 pm

That is what you meant Ed, or should I say HITLER.
Hi Cornholio
Stop DeepThroatin’ that bong immediately!

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 2, 2022 6:51 pm

The tatts are money well spent. Can’t repossess those.

rosie
rosie
May 2, 2022 6:53 pm

Imagine getting an interest only loan when your only upfront commitment was $20,000 out of your super account.
Most likely a bank complaint for giving the loan in the first place will get someone off the hook.

Frank
Frank
May 2, 2022 6:54 pm

She could sell one of the kids to the circus, they still offer good money right?

Ed Case
Ed Case
May 2, 2022 6:54 pm

He went on to play for the Newtown Jets for 5 years.
Not in A Grade though, and Newtown were bottom of the table every year anyway.
So, journeyman, at a stretch, but no star.
Anyway, I hope he walks and sues NewsCorp for a fortune.

bespoke
bespoke
May 2, 2022 6:57 pm

Any madman can act out a preferred fantasy, either for attention or for self-gratification. Getting others to go along with that fantasy requires some guile and forethought. Getting an entire culture to accept this fantasy in the place of reality requires something more. It requires a society that is chock-full of sympathetic enablers who are willing to accept as fact what is obviously a fantasy.

This applies to many things.

Winston Smith
May 2, 2022 6:58 pm

“Our starting point has to be that we respect China and deeply value our relationship with China. We must seek to build it. And not just in economic terms, but also through exploring political co-operation and even defence co-operation. To define China as an enemy is a profound mistake. To talk of a new Cold War is silly and ignorant.”
Richard Marles, Deputy Labor Leader and formerly Shadow Minister of Defence, has just handed the Federal Election to the Liberals.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 2, 2022 6:59 pm

Pozsar is saying the world is underestimating the impact of Ukraine’s production of everything being disrupted.

Judging by prices on offer the grain traders aren’t.

Eggs are going up here in the UK, and especially so is chicken meat.
Due to the price of Ukrainian grain on which they are fed.

There is also a shortage of HRT for menopausal women. As with many things medical, there has been a complete back flip on the use of HRT now, and it is said to improve mental agility, dismiss Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases, improve body strength and skin tone etc. I could have told them that. I still use it and take the benefits gratefully. Nothing wrong with looking 60 when you are 80 (more or less).

Just for info here for Struth re my howling whoredom, we decided to stay in the UK for this holiday early on as we have rellies here, and then as a bonus Boris lifted all restrictions. We can’t be bothered travelling elsewhere while the Covid panic has not yet sorted itself out internationally. There’s such a lot to see in the UK anyway.

Hairy’s College friend the other nite is taking in Ukrainian refugees into his large London house, and is collecting funds to send protective gear and ammunition to Poland for transfer by friends to Ukrainian fighters. He showed us pics of his guys in Ukraine wearing his gear. He discussed with us his idea of a media stunt taking a red London bus to Poland to pick up refugees – his wife dissuaded him from carrying out this particular plan. He is an interesting man of many talents though. The sense of that war being much closer here is palpable.

Tom
Tom
May 2, 2022 7:01 pm

It’s supposed to be a great aircraft. Has anyone flown on one?

Not on the A350-1000, but on the smaller A350-900 all the way from Melbourne to New York City with Qatar Airways. Qatar has bought up big with the A350, including the -1000 version (19 copies versus 12 for Qantas).

The A350 is a beautiful aeroplane, far better than than the shitbucket Boeing Dreamliner 787 with its narrower seats — about two inches skinnier in economy versus the Airbus.

The new QF non-stops from MEL and SYD to JFK and LHR will be a huge hit with business travellers, saving 2-4 hours each way. The only faster plane is the B747, which can also do the trip weight-restricted, but Boeing has basically given up on because accountants like the 787 better.

Indolent
Indolent
May 2, 2022 7:10 pm
Rex Anger
Rex Anger
May 2, 2022 7:12 pm

She could sell one of the kids to the circus, they still offer good money right?

I thought the solution was selling them all for medical experiments?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 2, 2022 7:29 pm

says:
May 2, 2022 at 7:18 pm

Zelensky’s top adviser explains how to manipulate Ukrainians

It works on Aussies, too.

rickw
rickw
May 2, 2022 7:32 pm

This week, Donald Trump’s favorite Latino food supplier, Bob Unamue, CEO of Goya Foods, spoke of an impending food shortage that we should all start to see by this summer.

I just brought a rotary tiller for Little Johnny with this in mind. But knowing Klaus I should have brought something horse drawn.

As soon as the oil refinery and the foundry’s finished will be 100% self sufficient with the exception of chip manufacture.

Zipster
Zipster
May 2, 2022 7:34 pm

How does the virus evolve inside an infected person – we commence this story with a new demonstration in a vaccinated patient, and relapse to a well-documented history in COVID-19 patients, and how antibodies can be contributing to such viral evolution. This also leads us to a hypothesis as to why evolving variants might show up in wastewater prior to taking over a population. We conclude with how the BA2 variant of the Omicron is different from the BA1 variant, demonstrating continuous uninterrupted evolution of the virus.

Indolent
Indolent
May 2, 2022 7:34 pm

Also, what are they using to decide what killed those people – the PCR test that the CDC admitted couldn’t differentiate between the flu and covid?

Also, are they still showing people in the first two weeks after vaccination as “unvaccinated”, thus including vaccine injuries in the unvaccinated numbers?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 2, 2022 7:36 pm

Remarkable bullshit in the face facts.
VIC Chief Health Dissembler Brett Sutton was on ABC radio the other day saying the vaccines “weren’t as good as we would have hoped” but were “extraordinarily good at reducing hospitalisation and death.”

Australia has had over twice the number of deaths this year as for the entire pandemic, despite vaccination rates that are rarely bettered in any other country.

By what measure are vaccines reducing deaths?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 2, 2022 7:36 pm

Noam Chomsky: Trump the ‘One Western Statesman of Stature’ Pushing Peace in Ukraine

Famed leftist MIT professor Noam Chomsky has credited former President Donald Trump for being one of the few prominent statesmen in the West actively pushing for peace in Ukraine as opposed to escalating war with Russia.

Though Chomsky called the former president a dangerous figure for a host of reasons during a recent virtual interview, he did admit that Trump has proposed practical, peaceful solutions to ending the war in Ukraine. Chomsky said:

Well, there is, fortunately, one statesman in the United States and Europe, a high political figure, who has made a very sensible statement about how you can solve the crisis. Namely, by facilitating negotiations instead of undermining them and moving toward establishing some kind of accommodation in Europe, in which there are no military alliances, but just mutual accommodation.

Move towards negotiations and diplomacy instead of escalating the war. Try to see if we can bring about accommodation, which would be roughly along these lines.

His name is Donald J. Trump

rickw
rickw
May 2, 2022 7:38 pm

Hairy’s College friend the other nite is taking in Ukrainian refugees into his large London house, and is collecting funds to send protective gear and ammunition to Poland for transfer by friends to Ukrainian fighters. He showed us pics of his guys in Ukraine wearing his gear.

Wonder what he’ll think when a picture of his Uke buddies turns up committing a war crime “wearing his gear”.

Winston Smith
May 2, 2022 7:43 pm

One very important thing to surface in the WZV debacle is the people who have rushed to the petite fascist train on their way to power.
Instructive, n’est pas?

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 2, 2022 7:45 pm

Artillery shells not going off? No problem, fire more shells to get the desired number exploding on target. This calculation is also used with ICBM’s. You don’t think that a bunch of ICBM’s fired off after sitting in silos for years, are all going to work do you, considering the love and care that is lavished on launch vehicles which still sometimes fail? Why you also send more than one missile to a target when you really care.
I was introduced to the military way of thinking many years ago when I was a civilian weatherman on a RAAF base. One morning the SAS were going to jump out of a C-130 and this SAS Sergeant kept coming into the office wanting to know if the wind on the ground was going to be more than 12 knots in the jump zone. On the third visit I asked why this mattered, to be told that under 12 knots nearly all the troops landed without injury. So I said what if the wind is 20 knots? “We’ll get 20% ineffectives after landing”. What if you rally have to go anyway? “We’ll put 25% more guys on the plane”.
It all went OK and sime tome later the guy got me a parachute for my glider and taught me how to pack it.

rickw
rickw
May 2, 2022 7:47 pm

This is why I reckon the Ruskis are winning. The Uke bullshit is just over the top.

I had a video pop up from a guy who’d done some interesting discussions on air combat. His topic in the video? The Ghost of Kyiv. FMD.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 7:48 pm

Tom

I never thought I’d see the day that Airbus would have a better craft than Boeing, but taking your word for it , that day has arrived. Just sad.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 2, 2022 7:49 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
May 2, 2022 at 6:59 pm
Pozsar is saying the world is underestimating the impact of Ukraine’s production of everything being disrupted.

Judging by prices on offer the grain traders aren’t.

Eggs are going up here in the UK, and especially so is chicken meat.
Due to the price of Ukrainian grain on which they are fed.

Back in the 1980s, they were fed (at least partially) on fish meal, and tasted and smelled fishy.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 2, 2022 7:52 pm

TFM says:

People have been forced to undergo a medical procedure under directions from a government using emergency powers to make it legal.
That they ‘second handed” the enforcement to businesses is irrelevant.
That they violated one of the most basic tenets of medicine – no treatment without consent- is entirely the issue for me.

Mostly agreed on all points. I would only add that:
* They obtained consent, but this consent was uninformed and not freely given, it was under duress and so inadmissible.
* The enforcement being outsourced to business is somewhat relevant to the deadliness of the vaccine (not only the mandates surrounding its use) because the same fascism that co-opted the private sector to create the segregated society also greased the rails to big pharma profit with a tokenistic no-penalty regulatory approval mechanism.

It has occurred to me that the documentation Pfizer provided was so extensive precisely to dissuade the regulator from actually reading it. The FDA were in a similar position that you and I are in when an installer pops up a 20 page EULA and asks you to read it before deciding to use the software. Probably the regulator clicked “I Agree” for the same reasoning we do.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 7:56 pm

Jupes’ reponse reminded me.

Lol , anyone see this. Someone sent it to me awhile back

War is coming. Adopt a Ukrainian ref.

https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aGzE40z_700bwp.webp

Zipster
Zipster
May 2, 2022 8:01 pm

War is coming. Adopt a Ukrainian ref.

professional gold diggers

Tom
Tom
May 2, 2022 8:04 pm

JC, the Boeing company is now run by accountants in Chicago. Most have only ever been to the company’s factories in Seattle and Charlotte SC on rookie familiarisations. Boeing hasn’t been run by engineers for 20 years. Most Airbus designers work on the floors above the main widebody production line in Toulouse.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 8:04 pm

Zip

A barrister dude I know married one. She’s an absolute head turner.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 2, 2022 8:07 pm

re: Jupes’

This is why I reckon the Ruskis are winning. The Uke bullshit is just over the top.

The first instance that I rejected was the story of Russia shelling the maternity ward. Must have been a couple of weeks ago. Yeah, accidents happen, but I doubt this even happened at all and Putin didn’t hold on to power all this time by being unable to foresee blowback.

re: RickW’s

Wonder what he’ll think when a picture of his Uke buddies turns up committing a war crime “wearing his gear”.

Uke
Just Do It.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 2, 2022 8:07 pm

JC, the Boeing company is now run by accountants in Chicago. Most have only ever been to the company’s factories in Seattle and Charlotte SC on rookie familiarisations

“Airplanes? You mean the company makes airplanes” Rookie Boeing exec on visit to Seattle.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 8:09 pm

Tom, I read about it’s demise. According to the piece, Boeing went down hill with their takeover of McDonnell Douglas. Boeing took it over, but the Douglas crew to over and began to run things. That crew infected Boeing with all their terrible traits such as only showing concern for accounting tricks and cutting corners. The Boeing dudes were regular engineers of the highest caliber and never stood a chance against that crew.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 8:15 pm

Tom

The 310 maybe a better machine ( I don’t know), but the Dreamliner is an excellent plane to travel in too. I’ve never felt so refreshed after traveling on a long flight before I flew in a 787. The pressurization is fabulous and the air is quite humid which actually does (at least for me) reduce the wear and tear from jet lag.

Wifey reckons she didn’t suffer much jet lag recently.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 2, 2022 8:15 pm

Thanks, Tom certainly explains the companies decline from designing and building B707 to B767’s to what we have seen lately and sclerotic response with later models problems…

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 8:15 pm

but the Douglas crew took over

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 8:20 pm

Boeing is still in my never to sell bucket of investments. Man, it’s really hurt having come down to US$148 from US$381. I bought the thing at around $US45ish when I was putting together the never sell bucket. It’s up from that, but the fall from the top has really hurt.

Bill P
Bill P
May 2, 2022 8:24 pm

Snappos

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 8:26 pm

Yep, that’s the piece Bill. Thanks for remembering and posting the link.

Hard to believe, they had 40,000 engineers at Boeing one time according to the link.

By the time I visited the company—for Fortune, in 2000—that had begun to change. In Condit’s office, overlooking Boeing Field, were 54 white roses to celebrate the day’s closing stock price. The shift had started three years earlier, with Boeing’s “reverse takeover” of McDonnell Douglas—so-called because it was McDonnell executives who perversely ended up in charge of the combined entity, and it was McDonnell’s culture that became ascendant. “McDonnell Douglas bought Boeing with Boeing’s money,” went the joke around Seattle. Condit was still in charge, yes, and told me to ignore the talk that somebody had “captured” him and was holding him “hostage” in his own office. But Stonecipher was cutting a Dick Cheney–like figure, blasting the company’s engineers as “arrogant” and spouting Harry Trumanisms (“I don’t give ’em hell; I just tell the truth and they think it’s hell”) when they shot back that he was the problem.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 2, 2022 8:30 pm

Got the same e-mail. Interesting. As much as Boeing has it’s issues I still have reservations about Airbus computers overriding pilots.

Umm, Rockdoctor, the most recent example of that was the 737 Max.
For what it is worth, I think Airbus is ahead of Boeing in getting the pilot/software balance right.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 8:30 pm

I can’t believe the WSJ would publish this stuff.

How do you know it’s bullshit?

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 2, 2022 8:42 pm

Tomsays:
May 2, 2022 at 8:04 pm
JC, the Boeing company is now run by accountants in Chicago. Most have only ever been to the company’s factories in Seattle and Charlotte SC on rookie familiarisations. Boeing hasn’t been run by engineers for 20 years. Most Airbus designers work on the floors above the main widebody production line in Toulouse.

The tyranny of generalist “managers”, who believe “managers” can do anything, even in the absence of actual knowledge of the system being “managed”.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 8:45 pm

dover0beach says:
May 2, 2022 at 8:42 pm

How do you know it’s bullshit?

The reactor core is enclosed in a building and I think below ground.

Presumably the core is housed inside a building/structure, so why would it be unbelievable to think the Russians didn’t hit it with artillery shells?

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 8:46 pm

Presumably the core is housed inside a building/structure, so why would it be unbelievable to think the Russians didn’t hit it with artillery shells?

Small edit change.

Presumably the core is housed inside a building/structure, so why would it be unbelievable to think the Harvey Normans didn’t hit it with artillery shells?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 2, 2022 8:50 pm

Lizzie at 6:59.
Don’t even stray into that area of justifying yourself.
To anybody.
Least of all the bitter bus-driver.

Indolent
Indolent
May 2, 2022 8:53 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 2, 2022 8:56 pm

Oh, fuck off. Just. Fuck. Off.

The Hun:

Year seven and eight boys at St Kevin’s College have been caught rating female staff while other boys have been rating the sexual attractiveness of each other’s sisters, a female teacher has revealed.

Because that has never, ever happened before in the entire history of schools.

Both lists were brought to the attention of teachers during the week in March when International Women’s Day was held.

The senior school teacher says she and other female staff “don’t feel safe walking across the school yard” because of the school’s continuing sexist and misogynist culture.

I know this school has become an easy target of late, but this has ‘compo claim’ scrawled all over it.

JC
JC
May 2, 2022 8:58 pm

The senior school teacher says she and other female staff “don’t feel safe walking across the school yard” because of the school’s continuing sexist and misogynist culture.

KD, I’m guessing she scored very low in the ratings pyramid. 🙂

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