Open Thread – Tues 3 May 2022


The Raising of Lazarus, Jean-Baptiste Jouvenet, 1701

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Tom
Tom
May 6, 2022 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
May 6, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
May 6, 2022 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
May 6, 2022 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
May 6, 2022 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
May 6, 2022 4:15 am
2dogs
2dogs
May 6, 2022 4:37 am
Gabor
Gabor
May 6, 2022 4:40 am

2dogs says:
May 6, 2022 at 4:37 am

George Alexopoulos.

Mate or relo of yours, you keep posting his toons?
Can’t even understand what’s he is on about.
Sure I’m dim, but still.

Gabor
Gabor
May 6, 2022 4:42 am

Oh I got it, still not funny.

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 6, 2022 4:56 am

Albanese’s recall tested again in tense election press conference, while Morrison faces fresh Solomons scrutiny

Of course the ABC found a way to make the story about one of their own:

Good day

A nice surprise for lovers of both political journalism and the arts, with a portrait of the ABC’s Laura Tingle among the finalists of the Archibald prize.

The Archibald Prize is shit, and so is LaTingle. So her portrait should probably win. Seems fitting.

rosie
rosie
May 6, 2022 5:04 am

Who are these sworn supporters of authority civil and religious you think post here ‘Gabor’?
I’d like just one example of someone here who thinks everything done to Australians by Australian government is simply fantastic in every way.
One.
And I love the defence of struth who, as everyone can clearly see never said a bad word about anyone here ‘absent’ or otherwise.
In fact a dispassionate observer might say he comes in attacking whoever displeases him this time on a daily basis, you know all the various forum nazis and denialists and all the other delightful names he has for those that dare disagree.

Not to mention if you think something should be said, why don’t you say it?

rosie
rosie
May 6, 2022 5:10 am

Of course she did.
And of course SBS reported on a Sky news debate because no one could guess where their loyalties lie.
And that criticism of Frydenberg.
‘Not a moderate liberal’
The horror.

She said if elected she would push for stronger action on climate change as well as the adoption of a federal integrity commission.

bespoke
bespoke
May 6, 2022 5:28 am

GreyRangasays:
May 5, 2022 at 10:13 pm
Went to see my Surgeon today, saw the Registrar first. Hello Grey I’m blah blah, yes we’ve met before. I couldn’t forget your lovely eyes. Mr Ranga, I do believe you’re flirting with me. The beauty of youth, sigh. Great to know I no longer pose a threat to young women.

That was funny!!

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
May 6, 2022 6:17 am

Yes the problem is ‘inclusion’
The league has lost two senior women’s and three under 18s clubs since the start of round 1 due to a lack of numbers.

Or could it be the appalling high level of serious knee, hip and ankle injuries for the women playing football is a real thing ? and at the end of the day they are deciding nah these sport ain’t for me.

It’s a shame when the reality doesn’t fit the narrative.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 6, 2022 6:39 am

Or could it be the appalling high level of serious knee, hip and ankle injuries for the women playing football is a real thing ?

Oh I dunno.

Probably no real reason why the ladeeeees wouldn’t want to train for two hours three times a week in freezing rain and mud, before spending all of one of the weekend days doing the same thing for fifteen years before retiring because of those injuries and then becoming a coach and/or unpaid committee member for the next several decades.

Get it into ya, I say. No way they do it just for the grooming.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 6, 2022 6:55 am

rosie says:
May 6, 2022 at 5:22 am
Yes the problem is ‘inclusion’
The league has lost two senior women’s and three under 18s clubs since the start of round 1 due to a lack of numbers.

Seems the mens comps in country footy are suffering from inclusion as well.
Lots of leagues are struggling to field teams. Anybody who can stand upright gets a game now.

Anchor What
Anchor What
May 6, 2022 6:57 am

For how much longer can Fox News stay stumm on 2000 Mules and the stolen election?

win
win
May 6, 2022 7:12 am

Why would any women want to court severe injury if some woke moron inserted a biological male , or males ,into the opposition team.
Logic says let the transgender men play against their own kind. Lets see how they perform then. At present they are nothing but drug cheats.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 6, 2022 7:20 am

Men don’t want to play for woke sporting associations and women don’t want to play against men in dresses. So everyone adjourns to Tik Tok and watched cat videos instead, 21stC in a nutshell.

lotocoti
lotocoti
May 6, 2022 7:25 am

An absurdity highlighted by Ace.
Clearly the National Women’s Law Center are a bit light on biologists.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 6, 2022 7:37 am

So, after a spectacular gaffe by Albo and the comical theatre of him being given his cheat-sheet (perhaps verging on pantomime – Albo is surrounded by a strange menagerie of odd characters) Rowe’s take is about…Morrison.

Not the pratfalling of the man who would be PM, during the campaign, revealing what sort of a man he is. No. Instead making up some scenario where Morro wants his team to laugh at Albo but, here is the joke, they are not in his house.

Is there any doubt that the Libs did not all enjoy the spectacle of Albo beclowning himself?

As for Alexopoulos, unfortunately his first panel repeats the lie that the pro-choicers have been putting about, that the overturning of Roe v Wade means abortion is outlawed. The error of the painfully confected constitutional right to abortion is to be erased and lawfulness of the act returned to the states. New York and California will still be able to cull their black population without pause. Just that in states where the mood is opposed to abortion that can have the laws that they can live with.

If the SCOTUS came up with a right to life that began at conception which would thereby constrain the states (including California and New York) to ban abortion except in extreme circumstances weighing one life against another, the pro-choice mob would be doing everything they could to return the decision to the states and strike down the case that asserted the new right.

Just that in Roe v Wade the Federal law forced states opposed to the pro-choice agenda to nevertheless comply with it. That is, the they could use Federal authority to impose their will on others. But this is not a principle because they would not accept it in the case I have given above. They are opportunistic tyrants.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 6, 2022 7:39 am

An absurdity highlighted by Ace.

I was just reading this one from Surber’s highlights of the news:

The Blaze reported, “Oregon forces all schools — elementary and up — to put ‘menstrual products’ in boys’ bathrooms with ‘instructions on how to use’ them.”

As a former 14-year-old boy, I know the boys will not need instructions on how to use them. They will use them in ways that no one on Earth would dare imagine right now.

Hehe, that’s what I thought too. Tampons will be soaked in tomato sauce and will be found in all sorts of locations, like tranny teacher’s handbags and principal’s office draws. They’ll be using them as projectiles with the compressed air in the science labs, and boys will have sickies because of menstrual pain. It’ll be epic! And the woke teachers won’t be able to do a single thing to stop it for fear of parents complaining that their sons’ gender preferences aren’t being taken sufficiently seriously.

Cassie of Sydney
May 6, 2022 7:45 am

Bush pig news, from The Oz..

“The Jacqui Lambie Network and Labor have agreed to a preference swap deal in Tasmania, with Senator Lambie ­placing the ALP above the Liberal Party in the vital ­Tasmanian seats of Braddon and Lyons.”

Well done Liberals, last week the Liberals preferenced the “Bush Pig Network” above One Nation in some seats in Tasmania.

Here in Wentworth the Liberals have preferenced the Greens and Princess Allegra above One Nation.

The Liberal Party must be smashed.

miltonf
miltonf
May 6, 2022 7:49 am

It’s grotesque and frightening how the left has set about to corrupt children. They obviously don’t think it’s necessary to pretend anymore. So many teachas seem fully on board with it too. So many really are the dregs of the academy- when all else fails become a teacha.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 6, 2022 7:54 am

Cassie, it’s pure Conquest’s.

3. The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.

The Libs are now indistinguishable from their opponents.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 6, 2022 7:55 am

Dover, Czech your email later on, I’ll type up my Archibald review and attach as a word file. It’ll come from davey(something, at something dot something dot hey you).

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 7:58 am

Leak nails it (as usual). Albo is becoming a problem. For the record, I still don’t think it will make any difference (I may be wrong).

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
May 6, 2022 8:00 am

Cassie, the Nationals aren’t being stupid with preferences and recognise who the real enemy is. In Cowper they’ve put the Greens last, the ‘Simon Says’ so-called independent second last and Labor third last. The Nationals have put UAP second and One Nation and LDP are third or fourth.

cohenite
May 6, 2022 8:09 am

when all else fails become a teacha.

People who can do, do; those who can’t teach.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 6, 2022 8:13 am

Today mine beautiful and hardworking wife is taking our youngest to our GP for a referral for psychiatric counselling.
Although we’re both against the medicare-cushioned referral system, the counsellor is so flat out that it’s the only way to access expeditiously.
The counsellor is flat out. Wifey phoning ahead over the last few weeks trying to jag an appointment has gleaned that the china virus has taken out four out of seven staff over the last few weeks, despite them all being jabbed immediately according to ze schedule… and two of them have not worked since Christmas because they’re women who actually want to have kids in the future, and so have stood down from the jab command.
So here we are. By design, our health profession is dominated by women, and the ol’ problem of a disrupted career path because women is where kids come from, has now been compounded by the fascists commanding dodgy needles. Same goes for teaching. The state government is now advertising on Spotify that hey wouldn’t it be awesome to join the education sector.

lotocoti
lotocoti
May 6, 2022 8:17 am

Hehe, that’s what I thought too.

Didn’t need to be a fourteen year old boy to run amok with feminine hygiene products.
*Remembers being laid up in WRAN accommodations on a temporary posting
and the water fight to end all water fights.*

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 8:25 am

The $10 per month you pay to get rid of Spotify ads might be the best use of $10 I can think of.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 6, 2022 8:28 am

Activists hid live sheep export footage payments
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Sharri Markson
Investigations Writer
@SharriMarkson
9:47PM May 5, 2022
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Animals Australia has admitted covering up payments of more than $148,000 to a whistleblower whose footage of distressed and dead sheep shut down Australia’s summer live export trade.

The extent of the payments made by the animal activist group can be revealed for the first time in confidential documents detailing the financial transactions obtained by The Australian.

Animals Australia has denied making any payments to ship workers on board the Awassi ­Express, while Agriculture Minister David Littleproud told The Australian an “investigation by the Department of Agriculture in 2019 found no evidence of payments”.

But a leaked statutory declaration, written and signed by Animals Australia strategy director Lyn White, discloses details of $US107,710 ($148,000) in various payments made to their star whistleblower Fazal Ullah and his family.

It was Mr Ullah’s footage of animal cruelty that in 2018 sparked the federal government to shut down the live export trade over the summer months.

Labor MPs are now reportedly pledging to end the live sheep ­export trade if they win the May election, in what is emerging as a divisive campaign issue.

Despite public denials, Ms White details the payments made to Mr Ullah in her statutory ­declaration dated February 2019.

The payments, she said, were approved by Animals Australia chief executive Glenys Oogjes and were covered by the Animal ­Justice Fund.

“Over the nine months ­between June 2017 and February 2018, documenting evidence across six Australian shipments, Mr Ullah received $US26,000 in financial support from the Animal Justice Fund,” Ms White wrote.

“Payments were transferred to Mr Ullah’s Pakistan bank account.

“Since departing the Awassi Express in February 2018, Mr Ullah has been provided with in ­financial assistance from the ­Animal Justice Fund. This includes $US38,157 in payments.”

Animals Australia also provided a $US32,053 education scholarship to Mr Ullah and he ­received a payment of $US1500 for the purchase of a mobile phone, while $US10,000 was given to Mr Ullah’s sister from a donor at the request of Ms White.

Mr Littleproud said an investigation by his department found no evidence that any payments to ship workers had been made, but The Australian understands Ms White’s statutory declaration was provided to the department.

In the document, Ms White ­admitted she chose to keep the payments quiet. “Animals Australia had made a considered decision not to publicise that Mr Ullah had received funding support from the Animal Justice Fund,” she wrote.

Ms White argued this was ­because the payments were not relevant to the evidence gathered and that it would cause the live ­export industry to undermine evidence that exposed cruelty in their industry.

She also said it “could aggravate any efforts or attempts to make Mr Ullah accountable under Pakistan laws” where there are no whistleblower protections.

The issue of whether Mr Ullah helped Animals Australia along by shutting down the fans and ventilation was never investigated, either.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 6, 2022 8:33 am

Spotify for free podcasts. At the rate I listen, and the attention i attend to them with- it’ll be a long time before I will feel the need to upgrade.
In the meantime- Bunbury Regional FM 103.7 is based and awesome fun.
Morning bloke finds time to do stuff like read out SW dam levels, and point out that they’re all healthily above the five-year average, and ahead of schedule too.
Reads out some LQBGTQIP rubbish, and follows it up with the Four Seasons, Walk Like a Man.
They’ll play Beyonce’s Naughty Girl back to back with Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
May 6, 2022 8:34 am

Cory Bernardi gets it,

There is little or no interest from our media, our politicians or our health authorities.

That’s because they were all involved in what is probably the largest medical deception in history.

Despite billions of dollars in propaganda marketing, we now know the vaccines are not ‘safe and effective’.

However, despite the evidence, there will be no admission of wrongdoing. There will be no accountability by those who inflicted this mass delusion upon us.

Instead, those who have become enriched by the process will keep their billions. Politicians will retain their new found power and the media will silence the truth as part of their financial pact with government.

https://www.corybernardi.com.au/posts/the-vaccine-truth-is-being-revealed/

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 6, 2022 8:40 am

Daily Mail

Woman who secretly poked holes in partner’s condoms in bid to fall pregnant is given six-month jail term for ‘stealthing’ in Germany

The woman was involved in a ‘friends with benefits’ relationship with a man
She wanted more from the relationship and sabotaged her condom supply
The woman told the man that she had nobbled the condoms and was pregnant
He reported her to the authorities who convicted her of of sexual assault

Cassie of Sydney
May 6, 2022 8:43 am

“H B Bearsays:
May 6, 2022 at 7:58 am
Leak nails it (as usual). Albo is becoming a problem. For the record, I still don’t think it will make any difference (I may be wrong).”

I don’t think you’re wrong, I expect it to be a hung parliament and that Labor will scrape over the line, with the help of the Greens, heaven help us.

However I’m now not so sure how successful Simon’s babes will be. Yesterday Monique Ryan outed herself to be what many of us knew her to be…a thin-lipped, nasty, far-left lunatic and all round crank who’s at home with the Greens on policies such as China and refugees. In fact, she’s more Green than Green. I know some here have problems with Josh but I’d take Josh any day over the likes of Ms Ryan and Ms Daniel.

But all of this just shows how abysmal Scumbag Morrison has been. Albanese is our Jeremy Corbyn (they have many, many similarities) and the Liberals should be a shoe in. Just look at Labor. Beginning with Albanese, the party is replete with D-grade mediocrities. But Scumbag and the Liberals have run a Labor lite government and so the base, which includes people like me, is angry, very angry. The reason Scumbag is on the nose isn’t because of bushfires, isn’t because of floods, isn’t because of vaccine delays and isn’t because the Liberals have a “women problem”….. that kind of ludicrous bullshit is simply progressive rubbish found on Twitter and in the ABC heartlands of inner-city Melbourne and Sydney. No, it’s because the Liberals have resolutely refused to fight for any right of centre platform, in fact they’ve run a mile, be it on free speech, religious freedom, transgenderism, small business and so on. Instead he has constantly capitulated, cowered and grovelled before people who would never vote for him in a second. And remember, Morrison said nothing, absolutely when that disgraceful Palachook said Queensland hospitals were for Queenslanders, remember Morrison said nothing, absolutely nothing when a pregnant woman was handcuffed in her own home for the crime of a Facebook post, when men and women across Victoria were being daily assaulted by Dan’s paramilitary goons, when small and medium sized businesses went bankrupt during Covid, but this same Morrison had a lot to say on issues he should have kept his big mouth shut about, be it Cardinal Pell, SAS soldiers, Christine Holgate and the most recent egregious example……prejudicing the trial of the Brittany Higgins’ accused.

The problem here is that Morrison and the Liberals are such a disgrace that they should be thrown out in a landslide…….but…..but then we see the alternative.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 6, 2022 8:48 am

The problem here is that Morrison and the Liberals are such a disgrace that they should be thrown out in a landslide…….but…..but then we see the alternative.

Uncommonly well said, Cassie.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 8:50 am

The live sheep burnt on the exhaust pipe?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 6, 2022 8:53 am

The issue of whether Mr Ullah helped Animals Australia along by shutting down the fans and ventilation was never investigated, either.

Presumably Australian exports were the preferred choice of at least some in Pakistan. They have been forced to go to their second preference. They have been denied what made the first preference superior to the second preference. It might be that it was tastier, or the quality was more consistent, that the animals were healthier, whatever. Pakistan has been denied that due to a conspiracy between Mr Ullah and a flock of Australian morons.

Australia will do nothing about it. The powers that be cannot even conceive of standing up to the people that bully them – they just automatically hand over other people’s money or let other people lose their livelihoods.

The Pakistanis may feel differently about Mr Ullah meddling in their imports.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
May 6, 2022 8:53 am

https://www.trialsitenews.com/p/trialsitenews/uttar-pradesh-officials-set-the-record-straight-ivermectin-used-successfully-to-combat-covid-19-in-the-northern-indian-state-a04783f3

Uttar Pradesh Officials Set the Record Straight: Ivermectin Used Successfully to Combat COVID-19 in the Northern Indian State

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 8:54 am

Cassie, nice spray. Many elections are the choice of the least worse. The is the best of the least worse for a while.

sfw
sfw
May 6, 2022 8:58 am

Cassie, spot on but the Libs seem oblivious to their abandonment of their base. I don’t know how accurate the polls are, they keep saying that the UAP, LDP and PHON etc have a very low vote and will fail big on polling day. I’m not so sure, I’ve met heaps of people who are going to vote for freedom parties, whether this can translate into seats is another question, however the senate may well have more than a few freedom senators.

Roger
Roger
May 6, 2022 8:59 am

ABC RN AM this morning was basically a cheer squad for Turnbull and the Teals.

rosie
rosie
May 6, 2022 8:59 am

No doubt the poor people of uttar pradesh were riddled with parasites.
Well done again ivermectin.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 9:00 am

H B Bearsays:

May 6, 2022 at 8:54 am

Cassie, nice spray. Many elections are the choice of the least worse. 

This one is real peg-on-nose material.
I am trying to figure out why Nein and Seven are playing up Elbow’s ignorance.
It can’t be to give ScoMo a rails run.
Do they think they are boosting a few Performing Teals into winning positions?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 6, 2022 9:02 am

Uttar Pradesh Officials Set the Record Straight: Ivermectin Used Successfully to Combat COVID-19 in the Northern Indian State

And in other news, Pfizer announces that they have discovered that Indians are a different species, and cladistically as remote from humans as, oh I dunno…horses?

Yes, they have reams and reams of research proving it but, being proprietary IP, they cannot show us. At best they can issue a one page summary in 500 years.

Now, on an unrelated topic, roll up your sleeves because they have a new vaccine against misinformation. Naturally it only works when everyone else is muzzled vaccinated.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 9:03 am

Disinformation Panels, Control over Social Media Content and Now DOJ Environmental Justice, it is all One Long Continuum

May 5, 2022 – Sundance

Barack Obama and Eric Holder did not create a weaponized DOJ and FBI; instead, what they did was take the preexisting system and retool it, so the weapons only targeted one side of the political continuum. This point is where many people get confused.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 6, 2022 9:03 am

The live sheep burnt on the exhaust pipe?

That was about the size of it – there was heartrending footage of new born lambs, lying dead in “piles of ordure” – actually stock feed pellets – and the most dullard of farmers knows you don’t supply ewes to the live trade, let alone ewes in lamb, or with lambs at foot.

Tom
Tom
May 6, 2022 9:04 am

Cassie at 8.43am, I flipped onto Blot on Sky last night while I was waiting for something else to come on and he agrees with you: Elbow is an incompetent figure of fun, but this election campaign is mainly about the cowardice of Scott Morrison. No wonder his primary vote is running for the exits – Fat Bastard, One Nation, anyone but the LNP.

duncanm
duncanm
May 6, 2022 9:04 am

The problem here is that Morrison and the Liberals are such a disgrace that they should be thrown out in a landslide…….but…..but then we see the alternative.

in a nutshell.

Roger
Roger
May 6, 2022 9:04 am

…the Libs seem oblivious to their abandonment of their base.

The ABC’s analysis is the opposite – the Libs problems stem from being not moderate enough.

“Moderate” in Australian politics is now defined as a swivel eyed, ranting climate change loon with no inkling of the damage their policies will do to the nation, particularly the wealth creating regions.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 9:09 am

Biden’s America, Supreme Court Justices Threatened by Democrat Activists, Fences Installed to Prevent Insurrection, White House Silent

This is the state of our union. These are the real Domestic Violent Extremists (DVE’s).

Democrat activists have listed the names and home addresses of conservative Supreme Court justices in an effort to organize violence against the court. A taller perimeter fence was installed around the Supreme Court building last night to stop any violent efforts by democrat activists, and personal security measures have been increased for the justices.

(Daily Mail) – An activist group called ‘Ruth Sent Us’ has published the supposed addresses of Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thmas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Chief Justice John Roberts and are planning a ‘walk-by’ of their homes next Wednesday, May 11.

‘Our 6-3 extremist Supreme Court routinely issues rulings that hurt women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights,’ the group’s website reads. ‘We must rise up to force accountability using a diversity of tactics.’ (read more)

Unfortunately, and in keeping with all prior support precedent for Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, Antifa and other violent groups, the installed president and radical administration officials have aligned themselves with the violent confrontation. The White House has refused to speak out against the intimidation effort and/or condemn the violence.

This is the state of our union with Democrats attacking the institutions of government.

JC
JC
May 6, 2022 9:12 am

Great , great rant Cassie.

P
P
May 6, 2022 9:14 am

Interest rates, jobs and … killing
By Monica Doumit -May 5, 2022 – The Catholic Weekly

We are now within the final fortnight of the federal election campaign and postal votes are already starting to be returned, and so it is crunch time on voting.

One very important issue that often gets overlooked in federal election campaigns is that of euthanasia and assisted suicide, because it is considered to be a State issue.

However, news this past week has reminded us that the Commonwealth government also has a role to play and that there is a stark difference in the position of the two major parties.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 9:15 am

Labor Warning, First Quarter Productivity Drops 7.5 Percent, Largest Decrease Since 1947

CTH puts released economic data into ‘what does it mean‘ terms as a conversational priority. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) releases the first quarter productivity and costs report today [BLS Data Here].

Outputs, what was created, dropped 2.4 percent, yet labor hours used to create those outputs increased 5.5 percent. This creates a productivity drop of 7.5% for the overall business. The largest quarterly drop in productivity since 1947.

This is a warning indicator inside the economy to employees of large organizations. CTH has been tracking productivity for quite a while, and the signs have all looked foreboding. {Go Deep} Businesses cannot afford to keep employees on payroll if customer demand drops.

The per unit labor cost to make the products has increased 11.6%. Wages have gone up 3.2% (pay increases) and productivity has dropped 7.5%, combined that creates the 11.6% increase in per unit cost to producers.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 9:19 am

The Pakistani “justice system” involves what we quaintly know as “self help remedies”. Mr Ullah better hope his neighbours are as happy with non-Australian mutton.

Indolent
Indolent
May 6, 2022 9:20 am
OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 9:21 am

Turnbull’s Washington speech in full – urging election of Teal ‘independents’ over Liberals.

In a number of hitherto safe Liberal seats, residents have organised to support small “l” liberal independent candidates who are typically progressive on climate and social issues, but more conservative than Labor on economic issues.

In many respects this may be the most interesting part of the whole election, because if more of these “teal” independents win, it will mean the capture of the Liberal Party will be thwarted by direct, democratic action from voters. People power, you might say.

…if the members of a political party cannot escape from the thrall of the dominant faction, their traditional supporters in the electorate can do so by voting for an independent who has a real chance of success.

Delta A
Delta A
May 6, 2022 9:22 am

Malcolm Turnbull nails it again. From The Oz:

The ex-PM has sympathised with disaffected Coalition voters who might be planning to vote for independents to punish the government for ‘moving too far to the right’.

duncanm
duncanm
May 6, 2022 9:25 am

Delta Asays:
May 6, 2022 at 9:22 am
Malcolm Turnbull nails it again. From The Oz:

The ex-PM has sympathised with disaffected Coalition voters who might be planning to vote for independents to punish the government for ‘moving too far to the right’.

you forgot your <sarc> tags

Roger
Roger
May 6, 2022 9:26 am

A worthwhile read for those interested in such matters:

Russian Orthodoxy on trial: symphonia or caesaropapism?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 9:26 am

Pauline Hanson’s Please Explain – Keyboard Warriors

Pauline Hanson’s Please Explain, Episode 25 “Please Explain Keyboard Warriors” – 2 Mins 19 Secs

From the Comments

– Very, very clever. If it weren’t so true it would be actually hilarious.

– And THAT got censored? Elon has an uphill battle.

miltonf
miltonf
May 6, 2022 9:26 am

How can anyone ever forgive Howard and the Liberals for bringing in Michael Trumble. Sure as shit I can’t. I thought Trumble was opposed to everything the Liberal Party said it stood for – Small business, love of Australia, hard work, honest dealing, loyalty to the Queen, a home of your own in the suburbs, mining, manufacturing and agriculture.

miltonf
miltonf
May 6, 2022 9:28 am

An abrasive little man- what did Howard see in him?

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 9:31 am

Curiously, a lot of the problems seem to have a source in Howard and his broad church. Time for someone to do a Menzies?

local oaf
May 6, 2022 9:32 am

I am trying to figure out why Nein and Seven are playing up Elbow’s ignorance.

I wonder whether they’ve had a good look at the guy they’ve been promoting for years and suddenly had a fright.

They might be trying to get on the record some “tough criticisms of Labor” that they can point to in the future when elbow and his mates destroy the country.

Roger
Roger
May 6, 2022 9:36 am

Curiously, a lot of the problems seem to have a source in Howard and his broad church.

I was going to say…Turnbull is the symptom, not the disease.

Cassie of Sydney
May 6, 2022 9:36 am

“The ex-PM has sympathised with disaffected Coalition voters who might be planning to vote for independents to punish the government for ‘moving too far to the right’.”

Firstly, I can assure readers here that this Miserable Turd is covertly helping Princess Allegra here in Wentworth.

Secondly, when will this Miserable Turd be expelled from the Liberal Party? The NSW Liberals wasted no time in expelling Matt Camenzuli. Camenzuli’s crime? Well he challenged federal intervention in candidate selection.

Thirdly, this Miserable Turd represents everything that’s wrong with the Liberal Party in 2022.

Finally, if you want to understand Liberal Party woes, the party will never ever recover from the fact that they made this Miserable Turd PM in September 2015, in the process knifing a man who’d won the 2013 election in a landslide. That’s when the lights went out in the Liberal Party. Until there’s a major purge of biblical proportions, I can’t see the lights ever being turned on again.

miltonf
miltonf
May 6, 2022 9:37 am

Has that dried up lezzo look Old Ozzie

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 9:39 am

… what did Howard see in him?

Waffleworth, like Downer and Abbott, we’re kept around as potential challengers if Costello decided it was his turn in the big chair. The voters of Warringah took matters into their own hands. The rest … as they say … is history.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 6, 2022 9:40 am

If you have to put sarc after you’ve been sarcastic then either you have not been sarcastic enough or the reader is not bright enough to recognise sarcasm.

Roger
Roger
May 6, 2022 9:40 am

I am trying to figure out why Nein and Seven are playing up Elbow’s ignorance.

Because it makes for good entertainment and that’s the business they’re in – getting eyes on screens so advertisers will buy time with them.
.

miltonf
miltonf
May 6, 2022 9:44 am

Yes I couldn’t believe the ‘lying rodent’ description was correct at the time but sadly it looks as though it was true.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 9:44 am

Err, the voters of Bennelong.

Franx
Franx
May 6, 2022 9:44 am

Morrison has a serious problem in that he backed Andrews.
Never forget, was the saying.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 9:47 am

Ranga- sarcasm doesn’t work well on the Net. I prefer to be better safe than sorry.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 6, 2022 9:49 am

https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/uk-government-data-shows-nobody-should?s=r

He includes the links to the official UK government data so you can do your own analysis

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 6, 2022 9:51 am

Waffleworth, like Downer and Abbott, we’re kept around as potential challengers if Costello decided it was his turn in the big chair.

Translation: Howard is a dick.

miltonf
miltonf
May 6, 2022 9:52 am

I wasn’t around and in Russia in 1917 but what’s been happening in the US over the last 2 years has the same feel about. Leftists Direct Protestors to Intimidate Conservative Supreme Court Justices at Their Homes

johanna
johanna
May 6, 2022 9:53 am

Well said, Cassie, on your multiple posts this morning. The NSW ‘Liberals’ are perhaps not quite as bad as the Vicco ‘Liberals’ – but the bottom line is that the party as a whole is a mess, from coast to coast. In SA, the recently elected Labor government is actually more sensible than their Coalition predecessors. That’s how bad it is.

In Space Station news, the breakaway piece seems to have settled into an orbit not far away from the mothership – it’s been in the same relative position for a few days now. Still no official news, still no questions from the ‘profession’ that makes the common sloth look like the epitome of lively intellectual curiousity.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 9:55 am

Seems Apple have fucked up the copy and paste function. Introduce an automatic update to give us 20 functions we didn’t ask for and will never use and fuck up the one function we use multiple times every day.

Well done nerds.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 6, 2022 10:00 am

Mr Ullah better hope his neighbours are as happy with non-Australian mutton.

Mr Ullah was a trainee navigation officer – he’d better hope he doesn’t go “over the side” one dark night, with a couple of bits of scrap as a flotation aid..

Roger
Roger
May 6, 2022 10:01 am

Does anyone think these incidents will make any difference for Labor electorally?

Well they won’t help it.

Whether it’s decisive or not remains to be seen, but if the election is about leadership I can imagine some swinging voters taking their first long look at Elbow over the course of the campaign and opting for the devil they know.

Arky
May 6, 2022 10:04 am

dover0beach says:
May 6, 2022 at 9:49 am

..
Why don’t you pack your bongos and piss off to Moscow.

Helen Davidson (nmrn)
Helen Davidson (nmrn)
May 6, 2022 10:07 am

If you have to put sarc after you’ve been sarcastic then either you have not been sarcastic enough or the reader is not bright enough to recognise sarcasm.

I don’t think I’m stupid, but the world has gone so crazy these days, sometimes I’m honestly not sure whether someone is being sarcastic or actually means it.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 6, 2022 10:08 am

No need to be sorry Bear, the aggrieved never need a reason. How many times do you reread a statement coz of poor grammer, spelling or punctuation, if it doesn’t make sense. I know I make a comment, only to find the written word hasn’t come out the way I thought. Its a blog not a life and death situation unless you’re a couch potato. Hey there’s a thought Ken Worth can take over the mantle of Spud. He’s as boring.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 6, 2022 10:08 am

There is that Helen.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 6, 2022 10:08 am

More from the Oz article on corruption in the live sheep trade. Words fail me. Nominated for Australian of the year in Victoria, burned in effigy in Western Australia – no, not really.

In her statutory declaration, Ms White takes credit for various suspensions to the live export trade over the past two decades.

“My work at Animals Australia – in the field of live animal export investigations – led to the Federal government suspending the live export trade to Egypt in 2006; the production of Emanuel Exports Pty Ltd for breaches of the Animal Welfare Act 2002 in 2006; the 5 week suspension of the live cattle trade to Indonesia in 2011; as well as significant changes to Commonwealth legislation including the introduction got the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System,” she wrote.

She was awarded an Order of Australia in 2014 and was twice nominated for Australian of the Year in South Australia and Victoria.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 10:12 am

JCsays:

May 6, 2022 at 9:12 am

Great , great rant Cassie.

Quite so.
One of the infuriating things about ScoMo is him sticking his beak into matters which he should STFU on, then going missing when it is time to stand up on an issue of substance.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 10:15 am

Dover and Roger – my cynicism says no but I can’t see how they can’t. I suspect the general of hatred/antagonism towards SloMo might be greater. I just don’t know. The sheer hopelessness of the alternative is all each has going for them.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 6, 2022 10:15 am

Sitting here waiting for the hot water bloke to call to see why the circuit breaker keeps tripping.

What’s the bet the entire system will need replacing?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 10:16 am

H B Bearsays:

May 6, 2022 at 9:19 am

The Pakistani “justice system” involves what we quaintly know as “self help remedies”. Mr Ullah better hope his neighbours are as happy with non-Australian mutton.

By the time the shake-down merchants are done with Mr Ullah, there won’t be much of the $150k left.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 6, 2022 10:19 am

The ex-PM has sympathised with disaffected Coalition voters who might be planning to vote for independents to punish the government for ‘moving too far to the right’.

Their primary vote is stuck at 35% not 43% not because they’re too far to the right.

It’s completely obvious, since the Libs are ‘way left of where they were under Howard, when they were pulling primary votes in the high forties.

When Hunter nearly fell in the last election it wasn’t due to the Nats, it was due to PHON, who offered an actual right wing alternative. Whereupon Joel spent the next three years sucking up to coalminers abandoned by the Coalition.

The Nats won’t win Hunter this election either, since PHON voters will preference the ALP because the Libs and Nats have shown exactly what they think of PHON voters and PHON itself over and over again. So it’s either ALP or PHON. Thomson is wasting his money.

Bluey
Bluey
May 6, 2022 10:19 am

I can’t see a grassroots takeover of the liberal party happening, they’d get frozen out by the existing organisation that’s giving us the poor choices we’ve got now.

Anchor What
Anchor What
May 6, 2022 10:21 am

Albo: the impact of the pandemic is real.
Me: the impact of politicians over-reacting to the pandemic is real.

And: in the USA they may try a re-run of da virus before the half-terms unless they can come up with another “dire emergency” to force continuation of mail-in ballot rigging.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 6, 2022 10:25 am

I suspect the general of hatred/antagonism towards SloMo might be greater.

Bear – That’s my thought too. Australian voters tend not to vote for a party, they vote to punish the party they hate the most.

After two years of absolute torture, now capped by an inflation blowout and a rise in mortgage rates just before the election…

Anchor What
Anchor What
May 6, 2022 10:26 am

Electing Labor because the Libs are disappointing is not going to help things.
We all know what a bunch of turkeys Labor are, and they can do a lot of damage in a term, after which maybe, just maybe, the Libs might elect a leader with proper conservative credentials and then win government after the inevitable shitfest, … until the next Malcolm comes along and deposes him mid-term.
You see where we are?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 10:27 am

Arkysays:

May 6, 2022 at 10:04 am

dover0beach says:
May 6, 2022 at 9:49 am

..
Why don’t you pack your bongos and piss off to Moscow.

Bing Bong!
Bongo alert!
Bing Bong!

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
May 6, 2022 10:30 am

The problem here is that Morrison and the Liberals are such a disgrace that they should be thrown out in a landslide…….but…..but then we see the alternative.

It is excruciating. I am changing my mind on how to vote every day. Thing is, who to count on in the future. My local members are fine but their parties are not.

Bluey
Bluey
May 6, 2022 10:34 am

Uh. Browsing through twitter and I see a post pointing out all the companies rushing to virtue signal about paying for abortions are not doing it to virtue signal, but because it’s cheaper than paying maternity leave.

johanna
johanna
May 6, 2022 10:34 am

Manildra sure are good at receiving benefits from the Feds:

Australia’s largest wheat processor Manildra has secured $85 million in federal funding to build a new power generator which will dramatically reduce emissions.
Key points:

Wheat processor Manildra has secured $85 million from the federal government to build a cleaner power plant.
The plant will run on natural gas and hydrogen and will reduce emissions
BlueScope Steel also secured part funding for a $1.8 million feasibility study into low emissions steel making.

The funding from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) will go towards a $190 million cogeneration generator at the gluten and starch plant in Nowra on the NSW south coast.

The upgrade will replace coal-fired power and allow the factory to run on natural gas and hydrogen which is expected to cut its emissions by 45 per cent.

Energy Minister Angus Taylor made the announcement alongside the Liberal candidate for the marginal seat of Gilmore Andrew Constance today.

“This is a very significant contribution to bringing emissions down,” Mr Taylor said.

“This will deliver affordable reliable energy for an industrial process, an important process which creates jobs.

“The process itself will create 170 jobs for this region during construction.”

So, half a million dollars per ‘job’ created by this boondoggle at taxpayers’ expense.

I dimly recall that Manildra, then run by a close relative of PM Howard, did very well out of something to do with ethanol.

There’s nothing like having friends in high places and an eye on the main chance.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 6, 2022 10:36 am

johanna, there’s nothing on the space sites I follow suggesting something largish is flying in formation with the space station.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 10:38 am

Musk Blasts Soros ‘Dark Money Groups’ Threatening Twitter Advertisers

Musk’s purchase also prompted a constellation of 26 Soros-linked NGOs to sign a letter expressing concern about the plan – writing that “Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter will further toxify our information ecosystem and be a direct threat to public safety, especially among those already most vulnerable and marginalized.”

The authors that under Musk’s management, “Twitter risks becoming a cesspool of misinformation, with your brand attached, polluting our information ecosystem in a time where trust in institutions and news media is already at an all-time low,” adding “Your ad dollars can either fund Musk’s vanity project or hold him to account. We call on you to demand Musk uphold these basic standards of community trust and safety, and to pull your advertising spending from Twitter if they are not.”

Those advertising on Twitter would risk their company associating “with a platform amplifying hate, extremism, health misinformation, and conspiracy theorists,” according to the letter.

A quick look at the signatories:

Musk responded to the campaign against him by asking “Who funds these organizations that want to control your access to information? Let’s investigate …” adding “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”

rickw
rickw
May 6, 2022 10:41 am

I’ve just been reminded that the arsehole who had 30 years to get a word processor working reliably, and couldn’t, is now giving advice on vaccines and pandemics….

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 6, 2022 10:41 am

I dimly recall that Manildra, then run by a close relative of PM Howard, did very well out of something to do with ethanol.
I gather their industrial starch production plant in Wollongong has ethanol as a waste product. They were selling some in the Gong to add to petrol. Then they got greedy and upped the amount from 10% to 20% and got caught. When asked why they didn’t simply ship it to Sydney they said it was uneconomical to do so.
Not long after, they had an unfortunate fire in their ethanol storage tanks.
I don’t know why they don’t simply burn the ethanol in their own power plant. Gas turbines will run fine or you can make steam if you like or do both in a combined cycle plant.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 10:43 am

Did Supreme Court Nominees Lie to Congress?

The Justices did not promise to uphold abortion precedents.

By The WSJ Editorial Board

One media narrative congealing after this week’s Supreme Court leak is that President Trump’s nominees lied to Congress by claiming they wouldn’t overturn the abortion precedent of Roe v. Wade. So allow us to check the tape—and explain why respecting past decisions doesn’t bind the Court to stand by serious constitutional errors.

Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer accused “several” of the “conservative Justices” of having “lied to the U.S. Senate, ripped up the Constitution and defiled both precedent and the Supreme Court’s reputation,” among other modest claims in a statement after Politicopublished a draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. The insinuation is that Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett promised Congress they wouldn’t touch Roe.

The truth is available to anyone willing to call up the C-Span archives. Justice Gorsuch said in his 2017 confirmation hearings that Roe “is a precedent of the U.S. Supreme Court. It was reaffirmed in Casey in 1992 and in several other cases. So a good judge will consider it as precedent of the U.S. Supreme Court worthy as treatment of precedent like any other.” In another exchange, Justice Gorsuch said he would have “walked out the door” if President Trump had asked him to commit to overturning Roe. That’s “not what judges do.”

Justice Kavanaugh during the 2018 spectacle that passed as his confirmation hearings noted that Roe had been “reaffirmed many times.” He also declined to prejudge cases. “You have an open mind. You get the briefs and arguments. And some arguments are better than others. Precedent is critically important. It is the foundation of our system. But you listen to all arguments.”

As it happens, this is what Justice Alito’s draft opinion does. He explains at length why stare decisis is essential, for instance, in restraining judicial hubris. But the Court has long recognized in other cases it is “not an inexorable command” and is “at its weakest when we interpret the Constitution.”

In other words, some mistakes are so egregious they require correction.

Overruling precedent, Justice Alito writes, is “a serious matter.” But “Roe was on a collision course with the Constitution from the day it was decided, and Casey perpetuated its errors, and the errors do not concern some arcane corner of the law of little importance to the American people.”

Americans may disagree with this analysis, and many understandably dread the political brawl over abortion that would follow. But if some version of Justice Alito’s opinion is adopted, the Justices who sign onto it will have done what they promised Congress: Decide cases on the legal and constitutional merits.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 10:49 am

Dow Declines 1,063 Points in Worst Day Since 2020

The stock market took its biggest U-turn since the early days of the pandemic Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting its largest decline this year just 24 hours after its largest gain since 2020.

The reversal wiped out the euphoria that reigned on Wall Street Wednesday in the wake of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comment that the Fed wasn’t “actively considering” raising interest rates by 0.75 percentage point at a future meeting. With inflation at its highest level since the early 1980s, markets had been anticipating such an increase and the prospect of a slower rise in rates set off a furious buying spree in the late afternoon.

The optimism behind that rally was long gone Thursday, when selling was widespread, though most intense for technology shares, which have fallen on hard times in 2022 after years of leading the market advance.

The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 647.16 points, or 5%, to 12317.69, the largest one-day percentage decline since June 2020. The S&P dropped 153.30 points, or 3.6%, to 4146.87, and the Dow slid 1063.09 points, or 3.1%, to 32997.97, erasing Wednesday’s gains. The major indexes declined between 7.02 and 9.38 percentage points from Wednesday’s highs to Thursday’s lows, according to Dow Jones Market Data, their largest swings since the first half of 2020.

In the bond market, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 3.066%, the highest level since November 2018. Bond prices fall when yields rise.

Bucking the trend, shares of Twitter jumped 2.7% after Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said he has received letters from investors committing more than $7 billion in fresh financing to boost the equity part of his offer to buy the social-media company. Last month, Twitter agreed to a deal with Mr. Musk to take the company private for $54.20 a share.

Dot
Dot
May 6, 2022 10:49 am

Why do I care what Big Soda or Detroit think about abortion? Let alone any other matter?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 6, 2022 10:51 am

I know I make a comment, only to find the written word hasn’t come out the way I thought.

I hear ya.

What I post is always brilliant, insightful, profound, and witty – yet when I look at what it is when it actually appears on the thread…

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 10:52 am

I think Albo will be worse than SloMo – but we will get him anyway. Yesterday’s NDIS “gaffe” was not in the same league as the unemployment and inflation one. It was merely someone too lazy to be across their brief. The other was more fundamental, showing someone who thinks politics is “fighting Tories” and belongs on a picket line outside a UK coal mine in the 1950s. My fear that may be our next Prime Minister.

bespoke
bespoke
May 6, 2022 10:53 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:

May 6, 2022 at 8:40 am

Daily Mail

Woman who secretly poked holes in partner’s condoms in bid to fall pregnant is given six-month jail term for ‘stealthing’ in Germany

Need to add conspiracy changes bump years upto ten.

rickw
rickw
May 6, 2022 10:55 am

What’s the bet the entire system will need replacing?

If the problem isn’t staring him in the face that will definitely be the call!

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 10:59 am

rickw, you aren’t an electrician by any chance?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 10:59 am

Poop-Boom: Manure Supplies Tighten As Fertilizer Prices Soar

Manure has become a hot commodity. U.S. farmers hunting for organic fertilizer come as chemical fertilizers are in short supply or at sky-high prices. According to Reuters, soaring demand for manure has unleashed a poop shortage.

“Manure is absolutely a hot commodity,” said industry consultant Allen Kampschnieder, who works for Nebraska-based Nutrient Advisors.

Kampschnieder said cattle feeders selling waste are sold out for 2022. “We’ve got waiting lists,” he said.

Farmers quickly switched to animal manure, a mixture of animal feces and straw, because the prices for industrial fertilizer jumped since the European natural gas crisis in the winter of 2021 and Western sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine in March.

Barry
Barry
May 6, 2022 11:01 am

Sadly, many uncommitted voters will have already voted – to “get it out of the way”.
So they’ve missed the unravelling of Albo over the course of the campaign.
Another side effect of Liberals refusal to limit pre-polling to legitimate reasons will be to lock in votes for a pristine Albo.
They do seem to be applying their newfound enthusiasm for mercy killing to their own political careers.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 6, 2022 11:04 am

Did Supreme Court Nominees Lie to Congress?

The Justices did not promise to uphold abortion precedents.

Insane, isn’t it.

Supreme Court Justices’ role is to adjudicate on the case put before them, not to commit to how they will judge on particular topics regardless of the merit of the case.

I have not heard of any, but it may all have been drowned out by the din of gnashing teeth and howling at the moon, but has anyone tried to defend the actual ratio decensis of Roe v Wade and show that this current judgement is in error, or to argue from the constitution that the right to an abortion is implicitly enshrined?

Franx
Franx
May 6, 2022 11:05 am

Seems that the Ukraine is not only wheedled into not negotiating but threatened, moreover. ‘Now is not a good time’ is what is ventriloquised to allow the momentum of war, unimpeded by negotiations.

rosie
rosie
May 6, 2022 11:06 am

Thank you for the article on Russian Orthodoxy Roger.
Tends to cement my sympathy for the suffering of the faithful in the Ukraine, and shade the alleged honourable ambitions of Putin, whatever the Dombas situation might have been.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 6, 2022 11:07 am

I’ve just been reminded that the arsehole who had 30 years to get a word processor working reliably, and couldn’t, is now giving advice on vaccines and pandemics….

Rick – He’s out of his tree.

Bill Gates warns ‘climate change’ will cause more viruses like COVID-19 – Claims ‘it’s quite clear’ it originated in bats (4 May)

No one accepts the Chinese bat baloney anymore. It’s scary he’s buying up so much agricultural land. Not growing stuff on it is supposed to be a climate mitigation strategy. It’s also an efficient way to kill millions through starvation.

johanna
johanna
May 6, 2022 11:07 am

Eyrie says:
May 6, 2022 at 10:36 am

johanna, there’s nothing on the space sites I follow suggesting something largish is flying in formation with the space station.

It’s weird. Yet, as a long time ISS watcher, I have the evidence before my ‘lying eyes.’

The former large log in the sky became a smaller log with a piece beside it. Then, the smaller piece moved away from the large one over a couple of days, and now seems to be settled in a parallel orbit.

Believe me, I am not someone who believes in space aliens or anything like that. This is what I have been seeing with my own eyes.

Not saying there is anything sinister going on. Just, what is going on?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 6, 2022 11:08 am

See!

‘Decidendi’, not ‘decensis’. And ‘decensis’ is not even a word.

rosie
rosie
May 6, 2022 11:09 am

In a nutshell.
Is roe v wade a decision that said the right to kill your unborn child is enshrined in the US constitution and Alito is saying no it isn’t and thus, it’s a state matter?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 11:10 am

Nothing but Abortion to Run On

Democrats blame their unpopularity on everything but their own failures.

By Kimberley A. Strassel

Democrats this week seized on the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion as a new political lifeline for the midterm elections, looking to channel outrage into electoral success. Put another way, they are going down the same road that landed them here in the first place.

The liberal response to Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade was as predictable as it was substance-free. Forget any discussion about the legal reasoning in the case. Or any soul-searching as to how Democrats came to face a 6-3 conservative high-court majority. Or any internal debate about how the party might craft an agenda that resonates with the public, so that it can maintain its hold on power and begin the process of reshaping the court.

Instead, Democrats proposed to burn every Washington institution down. Party leaders and activists openly attempted to intimidate the justices, hoping to change the outcome. Democrats renewed calls to kill the filibuster, so that they can impose with 51 votes a new abortion law and to expand the court’s size and pack it with liberal jurists. Progressives are even campaigning to impeach sitting justices on the ground that they “lied” to the Senate in confirmation hearings.

Will it work? No question that abortion will now take a premier spot in races for the governorships and legislatures that could soon be recrafting state abortion laws. But it’s a much bigger question whether Democrats can move voters to place abortion at the top of their federal priority list, much less sustain outrage over the topic for another six months.

The bigger risk for the party is that a scorched-earth abortion campaign simply allows it to continue to ignore the real reason for its dismal polls (which also happens to be the reason it is now losing court cases): a failed progressive agenda.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 6, 2022 11:12 am

Woman who secretly poked holes in partner’s condoms in bid to fall pregnant is given six-month jail term for ‘stealthing’ in Germany

She actually did fall pregnant, didn’t she?

In Australia I would not be surprised if the man was required to pay for the kid anyway, and the woman’s sentence suspended because it would be embarrassing to have the next Australian of the Year mouthing off Australia from prison.

rosie
rosie
May 6, 2022 11:13 am

The negotiation table should always look better.

Barry
Barry
May 6, 2022 11:13 am

dover0beachsays:
May 6, 2022 at 10:13 am

Liberals … are appallingly inept. I don’t know what the answer is now.

A demagogue populist in the Trumpian style?
A saviour?
A Messiah?

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 11:15 am

Once you start looking for (and finding) implied rights there is no telling where you might end up. Discussing metaphysics in the High Court?

rosie
rosie
May 6, 2022 11:15 am

What this teaches idiots who enter ‘friends with benefits’ arrangements is
Such relationships are am abomination.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 11:21 am

Today’s Daily Tele on ANFI Albo

Not a
Damn
Idea
Sorry

johanna
johanna
May 6, 2022 11:25 am

Still working my way through Murray Walker’s autobiography. Now that he has retired from advertising (at age 59.5) he has taken up commentating on motor racing full time. He was certainly a man of exceptional energy.

He described the attempt to remake the Bathurst race along European lines, where he was working, as a flop, which it was. However, he also got to go around the circuit with the likes of Jim Richards and Peter Brock, which was not.

I was reminded that Australian techos introduced and refined the very best coverage of motor racing – in car, under car, over car and from every angle on the circuit. This was speedily adopted by every other production company covering motor racing across the world. It sounds simple, but with the vibration and noise and dust and speed, it isn’t. At all.

I think it was the techos at Channel 9.

Franx
Franx
May 6, 2022 11:25 am

BTW, ‘Now is not a good time’ is trotted out by the Ukrainian team as an excuse for not negotiating, invoking as it does the allegations of atrocities against the Ukrainians by the Russians. Consequently, the revelation is that the preferred position is for further (alleged) atrocities.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 11:25 am

dover0beachsays:

May 6, 2022 at 10:41 am

Why don’t you pack your bongos and piss off to Moscow.

Would you really want the war to continue …

Are you still here, Ivan?
🙂

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 6, 2022 11:27 am

ML I looked up desensis in my dictionary, it was there alright, just after consensis.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 6, 2022 11:28 am

Today’s excuse from ANFI Albo – “Lingering effects of Covid”

Anyone know the real reason why Tanya was absent for so long? I am asking because I don’t know. But it’s telling that after she surfaced yesterday she went the full Chicken Little.

Anthony Albanese says only Labor can end the climate wars as government is accused of infighting over net zero target (5 May)

Shadow minister for women and education Tanya Plibersek has accused the government of more infighting over its net zero pledge, as Anthony Albanese claims only Labor can end the climate wars.

I also take this to mean Albo and Tanya are going to do some very stupid things once they get into office. Noteworthy that they aren’t being specific about climate policy, which means they don’t want the punters to know what they’re going to be reamed with.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 11:31 am

What time does the 2022 Miami GP start in Australia?

When is the Miami Grand Prix?

Round 5 of the 2022 Formula 1® season takes place on Sunday, 8 May at the Miami International Autodrome.

Practice begins on Friday, 6 May with Practice 1 and Practice 2, followed by Practice 3 and the Qualifying on Saturday, 7 May.

The Formula 1® Miami Grand Prix 2022 starts at 3:30 pm local time on Sunday, 8 May, which is 5:30 am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Monday, 9 May.

The AEST for each session in Miami is as follows:

Formula 1®

Practice 1: Saturday 4:30 am – 5:30 am
Practice 2: Saturday 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Practice 3: Sunday 3:00 am – 4:00 am
Qualifying: Sunday 6:00 am – 7:00 am

Race: Monday 5:30 am

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 11:31 am

Just because a word is in the dictionary does not give autocorrect the right to insert it.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 6, 2022 11:34 am

Yes Johanna I remember the cross from Dick Johnson driving round Bathurst to Iain Murray on Kookaburra sailing in the America’s Cup defence off Fremantle talking to each other.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 11:35 am

No surprise Albo and Plibbers are singing from the same song sheet.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 11:35 am

Who can forget the Microsoft Paperclip helper?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 6, 2022 11:36 am

I think it might only be in my dictionary. Could contain falsehoods.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 6, 2022 11:38 am

Today’s excuse from ANFI Albo – “Lingering effects of Covid”

Ha!

He is mimicking the strategy that got Biden into the…into the…you know. The building.

Differences are that Morro is no Trump. No way, no how. Guy has as much backbone as a sea squirt. He limply bends one way the other due to drag from the prevailing current. If he ever shows any resilience, anything that distinguishes from the water flowing around him, it is a relic of physics rather than moral fibre (the jelly sea squirts contain has it own nature).

The other difference is that Labor is nowhere near competent enough to do the ballot stuffing the Democrats did and we don’t have electronic voting to be overridden. They are still using 20th century level tactics.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 6, 2022 11:41 am

Bear – Maybe it’s this problem.

Microsoft goes ‘Woke,’ adds autocorrect feature that changes “offensive” words (14 Jan)

Microsoft has added a new feature to its word software that functions as an “inclusiveness checker.” It suggests “politically correct” alternatives to unharmful language that allegedly upsets people in the world.

Google Docs criticised for ‘woke’ inclusive language suggestions (25 Apr)

Critics have described the company’s policy as “speech-policing” and “creepy”. “Housewife” and even a computer “motherboard” have been flagged as not being inclusive by the new system.

They know better than you what you really meant to write.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 11:41 am

Re Sports coverage on TV.
Nein also revolutionised crickit coverage.
Before WSC the ABC had the rights (because Sir Donald thought it appropriate), with a single camera at one end, and commentary drier than a Jatz cracker.
Nein placed cameras at 30:60:90 degree angles on both sides of the wicket, at both ground level and elevated, so that anything which happened was always in the field of view of at least 2-3 cameras.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 11:43 am

H B Bearsays:

May 6, 2022 at 11:35 am

No surprise Albo and Plibbers are singing from the same song sheet.

Except Albo has his sheet upside-down and is singing his part backwards in falsetto.

johanna
johanna
May 6, 2022 11:45 am

Ranga, I’m afraid that Woke F1 holds no interest for me. Murray Walker was lucky to have been there in the days when the technology was peaking, and the rules were still relatively few. Murray + Senna – soprano. Murray + his mate Nigel Mansell – high doh.

I used to sit up till 3 am on school days to watch those races. By chance, I discovered that a seemingly pompous lawyer in the NSW Cabinet Office shared this guilty pleasure. We exchanged emails the next day along the lines of ‘he wuz robbed.’

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 11:49 am

Tour — The Dollophttps://www.dolloppodcast.com › tour

The Dollop On Tour … Special Live Show of our new podcast The Past Times ?? Special Live Show of our new … Sunday 1 may @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney.

Daughter-in-law went and said in response to friend

Love the Dollop – hope it‘s as good live!

they were hilarious. Podcast should be out soon, I see their Melbourne show went up Tuesday

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 6, 2022 11:49 am

Yup, hot water system has had it.

Price variations for new ones is enormous…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 11:51 am

Top Endersays:

May 6, 2022 at 11:49 am

Yup, hot water system has had it.

Price variations for new ones is enormous…

Gas or electric?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 11:54 am

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

COMEDY IN THE AGE OF TOLERANCE

The brilliant Michael Ramirez manages to smuggle several jokes into his editorial cartoon today (posted here on his Substack site. You’ve the title. You’ve got the bodyguards. You’ve got comedian Dave Chapelle barely visible in the background. You’ve got the comedian’s putative conformity to the tyranny of the times. (Chapelle actually took his life in his hands with his performance at the Hollywood Bowl.) And you’ve got the drawing.

Comedy gives rise to pleasure unrestrained by the ego or the superego. After laughing, let us pause over this one.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 11:54 am

F1 hasn’t been the same since they got rid of gird grils.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 11:55 am

Grid girls.
Fucking Google.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2022 11:56 am

BoN – that could be a problem, for offense givers like me.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 11:58 am

Has The Metropolitan Opera Violated Anti-Discrimination Laws by Firing a Russian Singer?

by Alan M. Dershowitz

. The law of New York and many other jurisdictions prohibits employment discrimination based on national origin. Anna Netrebko’s firing would seem on its face illegal. Had she been born in the Donbas region of Ukraine instead of across the border in Russia, she would not have been fired even if she had refused to condemn the war or Putin.

. She did condemn the war but refused to condemn Putin personally. If she had, she would be endangering her family, friends and her own ability to ever return safely to her homeland.

. Netrebko is an Austrian citizen, but her country of origin is Russia.

. “Forcing artists, or any public figure, to voice their political opinions in public and to denounce their homeland is not right…. I am not a political person…. I am an artist and my purpose is to unite people across political divides.” — Anna Netrebko, quoted in The New York Times, March 2, 2022.

. “She’s damned if she does, and damned if she doesn’t.” — Simon Morrison, Princeton Professor of Music, The New York Times, April 1, 2022.

rickw
rickw
May 6, 2022 12:05 pm

Today’s excuse from ANFI Albo – “Lingering effects of Covid”

More like lingering effects of being a bloody Mong.

johanna
johanna
May 6, 2022 12:13 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
May 6, 2022 at 11:41 am

Re Sports coverage on TV.
Nein also revolutionised crickit coverage.
Before WSC the ABC had the rights (because Sir Donald thought it appropriate), with a single camera at one end, and commentary drier than a Jatz cracker.
Nein placed cameras at 30:60:90 degree angles on both sides of the wicket, at both ground level and elevated, so that anything which happened was always in the field of view of at least 2-3 cameras.

I’ve seen mentions of the CH 9 techo guys here and there, and it does seem that they had a brilliant team there. They made untold millions for motor racing and criquet and who knows what else.

No chance of a doco funded by TheirABC though. Too much testosterone, debbil debbil fossil fuels and colonial overtones for that.

Indeed, there’s a rich field of local history associated with motor racing – bikes and cars.

Not likely to be funded by TheirABC for the reasons mentioned above.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 12:17 pm

‘That Doesn’t Feel Like $150 Worth of Groceries’

Why inflation is worse than you think.

In 2011, the last time inflation was on the rise, the then-president of the New York Federal Reserve, William Dudley, ventured into a working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, to give a speech explaining why inflation wasn’t a big deal. Finding that he wasn’t making an impact, Dudley famously picked up an iPad 2 and told his audience, “Today you can buy an iPad 2 that costs the same as an iPad 1 that is twice as powerful.”

“I can’t eat an iPad!” someone in the audience shouted back.

I was reminded of this story recently while standing in the checkout line of my local grocery store. An elderly neighbor standing in front of me saw the total price of her purchases flash up on the screen. For a moment, her eyes registered shock. Then I heard her mutter, “That sure doesn’t feel like $150 worth of groceries.”

What my neighbor was sensing was the general increase in the price of goods and services and an associated decline in her money’s purchasing power. That’s the essence of inflation.

I didn’t have the heart to tell her that a bag of groceries isn’t included in what’s called the “core inflation” measurement. That’s because energy and food prices are subject to sudden variations caused by events like crop failures or war. Fluctuations in the price of a carton of milk are not thought to tell us much about long-term inflationary trends.

The problem is people still have to spend their hard-earned dollars on food and gas—and there’s no reason to assume that spiking inflation doesn’t affect that.

Making matters worse is the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Federal Reserve, which measure inflation, have long relied on measurements that make it appear as if inflation is not as bad as it really is.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
May 6, 2022 12:19 pm

Victorians look forward to celebrating next weeks 2 year anniversary of successfully flattening the coronavirus curve. Historians are asking people to record their recollections of those heady days. One punter said ‘we were just so glad to do our part and eliminate this thing once and for all. Thank goodness we will never have to endure those stay at home orders ever again.’ People are asked to show their support by dressing as their favourite State of Emergency power.

johanna
johanna
May 6, 2022 12:23 pm

Top Ender, as a long term resident of your region, it took me five or six plumbers/gasfitters to find one I could trust.

Their automatic response to any problem is that you need a new one, for which they get a hidden commission.

Tradies around the ACT are in Heaven. Their clientele are both rich and stupid about the necessities of life – and they have the money to pay for it.

Roger
Roger
May 6, 2022 12:27 pm

I’d also be interested in knowing what if anything Orthodoxy in Ukraine has been saying about the Donbass War since 2014. Has it been critical of successive UKR governments ignoring Minsk 1 and 2? What has it said about the influence of Azov, Right Sector, etc. in the civil and political life of Ukraine? How did it respond to the events in Odessa in 2014?

My Ukrainian is, needless to say, not up to following up those questions, dover.

As the article mentioned, there has been a schism in Ukrainian Orthodoxy which reflects the wider schism in Orthodoxy between Greek and Russian patrarchates. From what I can gather, given the local sensitivities, both Ukrainian churches have been rather more circumspect than Moscow on the topics mentioned.

I do know that the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, which is in communion with Moscow and the Moscow sponsored Ukrainian Church, has been much cooler on the war than the Russian patriarch Kyrill and has been providing aid for Ukrainian refugees through its German archdiocese.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 12:28 pm

HWS.
I have a combi unit (hot water + hydronic heating).
Replaced nearly every major part over three years.
Finally found a tiny hole in the heat exchanger which was causing it to leak 2-3 buckets of water a day and also trip out periodically and be very difficult to re-set.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 12:29 pm

Ukraine Is a Russian Vital Interest, and Moscow Will Behave Accordingly

Advocates of helping Ukraine achieve “victory” and thereby humiliate Russia are flirting with Armageddon.

Analysts and pundits in the United States and Europe are increasingly optimistic that Ukraine can win its war against Russia. They also are prodding the Biden administration to increase the flow of military hardware to Kyiv to maximize Ukraine’s chances of victory. A new missive along those lines comes from Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Max Boot in a May 2 Washington Post column. Boot contends that the United States should provide Ukraine “with every weapon it needs to win.” Nor, according to Boot, should the administration let Vladimir Putin’s threats of escalation deter Washington from that course of action.

More worrisome than recklessly hawkish sentiments from smug pundits is that U.S. and European officials also speak openly of helping Ukraine win its war and inflict a humiliating defeat on Russia. The U.S. delegation headed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that visited Kyiv at the beginning of May repeatedly emphasized that theme, along with a pledge of Washington’s continuing military assistance until victory is achieved.

What such individuals do not seem to comprehend is that Ukraine is a vital Russian security interest, and the Kremlin likely will do whatever is necessary—probably even the use of tactical nuclear weapons—to prevent a defeat. The failure to understand just how important Ukraine is to Russia caused Western leaders to disregard Moscow’s warnings over more than a decade against making Kyiv a NATO member or an informal military ally. For the same reason, they seem to be making an even more dangerous blunder by ignoring the Kremlin’s latest warnings about dire consequences if NATO uses Ukraine as a pawn in a proxy war against Russia.

Roger
Roger
May 6, 2022 12:35 pm

Top Endersays:

May 6, 2022 at 11:49 am

Yup, hot water system has had it.

Price variations for new ones is enormous…

Funny how these things tend to come in threes.

We’re still waiting on a new element for our oven and now the bearings in the washing machine have gone.

What’s next, I wonder?

Roger
Roger
May 6, 2022 12:41 pm

Thank you for the article on Russian Orthodoxy Roger.
Tends to cement my sympathy for the suffering of the faithful in the Ukraine, and shade the alleged honourable ambitions of Putin, whatever the Dombas situation might have been.

It fills in a lot of gaps for the general reader with an interest in eccelsiastical affairs in that part of the world, rosie.

Even for me, and I’ve been something of a student – off and on – of the subject for nearly four decades. I always knew that Moscow regarded itself as the “Third Rome”, this being the source of Russian messianism,but I didn’t know it’s ultimately based on some somewhat dubious exegesis by St. John Chrysostom. Incidentally, it is widely known that the Patriarch of Constantinople has been used as a tool of foreign policy by the Americans for decades now, counterbalancing the influence of Moscow.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 6, 2022 12:45 pm

Electric system is our HW…will replace with the same.

Yes, they come in threes. Our convection microwave blew up the other day. Two exterior lights await another tradie.

Doing some research for a HW system is instructive. Prices for essentially the same – a tank being replaced by another tank, with a thermostat and various small electronics – vary from $1500 to $2500.

The most efficient setup seems to be Bunnings, who have gone into HW replacements in a big way, with an automated site where they get back to you after you have completed all the variables, and address and so on. Lo and behold, when we got a quote from them, the plumbers who will actually install it are a crowd who gave us a quote for $500 more earlier…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 12:45 pm

What’s next, I wonder?

I predict it will be the gearbox in the Bentley.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2022 12:50 pm

TE, I was looking at replacing our HWS after a series of failures.
The trouble is, there is such a variety of different technologies (tank storage, solar only, solar with gas/elec boost, heat pumps, in-line) and you have to decide within an hour or two of the old one being given the last rites.

Franx
Franx
May 6, 2022 12:51 pm

Roger, I wonder if the Orthodox Church in Russia, like that of the Orthodox Church in, eg, Germany, also providing aid for the refugees arriving from the Ukraine.

Anchor What
Anchor What
May 6, 2022 1:00 pm

Tucker managed to interview Catherine Englbrecht (one of the researchers behind the doco 2000 Mules) without mentioning the doco about to open in theatres across the USA.

dopey
dopey
May 6, 2022 1:05 pm

Johanna. I think it was Channel 7 blokes did the car stuff. They would brag about it at Epping pub.

P
P
May 6, 2022 1:05 pm

Saved by grace and grit

Sydney priests and seminarians this week were the first in Australia to see the new Mark Wahlberg offering Fr Stu … and gave it their blessings!

Fr Stu opens in selected cinemas across Australia on Tuesday 12 May. Rated M. Warning – coarse language throughout.

Roger
Roger
May 6, 2022 1:08 pm

Roger, I wonder if the Orthodox Church in Russia, like that of the Orthodox Church in, eg, Germany, also providing aid for the refugees arriving from the Ukraine.

One would certainly hope so, Frankx.

But it remains the case that Patriarch Kyrill has blessed the war and this has exacerbated divisions within world Orthodoxy. Some priests and their parishes in the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (founded after the revolution by Russian exiles in Serbia), which, as I mentioned, is in communion with Moscow, have refused to commemorate his name in the Divine Liturgy, which they normally would do.

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 6, 2022 1:15 pm

Clouds gather in Singapore over Cannon-Brookes, Twiggy-backed $30b Sun Cable project

It’s prohibitively expensive, surprise surprise.

Has anyone told Trumble’s renewballs-obsessed brat, or is he currently in Oz pretending he’s the big swinging dick deciding the outcome of the election?

miltonf
miltonf
May 6, 2022 1:16 pm

Arky why don’t you fuck off to Kiev seeing you feel so strongly about it.

Delta A
Delta A
May 6, 2022 1:16 pm

Johanna, my favourite Murray Walker moment was during the 1979 Silverstone motorcycle race when Barry Sheene ‘flipped the bird’ at Kenny Roberts. Walker, always polite, saw it and shouted, “Sheene is waving at Kenny Roberts!”

While googling dates etc, I came across this article from MotorSport Magazine; All about ‘that bird’.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 6, 2022 1:18 pm

Top Ender says:
May 6, 2022 at 12:45 pm
Electric system is our HW…will replace with the same.

Yes, they come in threes. Our convection microwave blew up the other day. Two exterior lights await another tradie

TopEnder

I have 12 Philips SmartBright G2 LED External Flood Lights, but version 1 – Philips SmartBright LED Flood Light

Original Purchase 6x50W over 6 years ago 2016 – saw exactly same Floodlight outdoors on Breakfast Veranda next to Ocean at Shangri-la The Fijian Sept 2018 so bought another 6 – 4x50W and 2x70W March 2021

Really light up block

Fabulous lights

https://reductionrevolution.com.au/products/led-flood-light?variant=39397618745446

Roger
Roger
May 6, 2022 1:19 pm

Yes, they come in threes. Our convection microwave blew up the other day.

Yes; I remembered that, TE. That’s why I menioned it. It’s uncanny.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 6, 2022 1:20 pm

fuck off to Kiev

That’s catchy.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 6, 2022 1:21 pm

Top Endersays:
May 6, 2022 at 12:45 pm
Electric system is our HW…will replace with the same.

If you already have gas connected, instantaneous gas is quite good.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 6, 2022 1:21 pm

Working on a theme.
Fuck off to Wentworth.

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