1,925 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 14 May 2022”

  1. Good to see the covid ivermectin drums still beating.
    Even Victoria hasn’t mandated universal boosters.
    It’s omicron.
    If a 92 year old who’s been confined to a wheelchair for six years can ‘beat it’ the stories of I took this and that are somewhat ludicrous.


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  2. Two section scouts, practically holding hands, walking into an open clearing, not around?

    A near universal feature of most recent war movies. Such an obvious error, maybe they can’t get the dramatic shot they want any more realistically.


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  3. Tintarella 6.40 “Petersens Cathy Newmans “so what you are saying”interview struck a chord in me and perhaps a lot of others at the contemptability of our own Cathy Newmans who to my mind are far worse .The promotion by Their ABC of some of the most unpleasant supercilious self satisfied and abhorrent women and their method of interviewing non conformists and their interference in election propaganda are rewarded with even higher salaries and greater promotion. Thank you Jorden Petersen.


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  4. TheirABC is worried about the fact that scrutineers from nasty extreme right wing parties are going to be present at the counting of votes. Why the presence of scrutineers is suddenly a Bad Thing is never explained:

    The AEC is also being warned of a possible influx of scrutineers being recruited by “freedom parties” and advocacy groups linked to Australia’s anti-lockdown movement to challenge vote counting at the federal election.

    Fuelled by conspiracy theories about voter fraud, teams of volunteers are attending training and gearing up to monitor vote counting on polling day.



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  5. Fuelled by conspiracy theories about voter fraud, teams of volunteers are attending training and gearing up to monitor vote counting on polling day.

    You do wonder when no one you know voted for the filth that won.


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  6. Turkey is not in the EU, only in NATO and it’s highly unlikely that they are ever will be admitted.

    Au contraire, there are powerful forces seeking to admit Turkey into the EU, notably Chermany, which has a substantial Turkish population. The EU has thrown large amounts of money at Turkey in the past, after Turkey threatened to open the floodgates of ‘refugees’ within their borders and let them into the EU to collect welfare.

    Bloody Europe, always fomenting wars and trying to drag everyone else in. Always trying to create empires which fall apart for predictable reasons.

    When you look at the tangled web of alliances that led to WWI, the sense of deja vu is unmistakeable. Here we go again. So what are they doing? Just as they’ve always done, creating new agreements across each other until the whole thing is an impenetrable funnel web spider hole, with only one entry or exit.

    If it happens, I hope that not one Australian drop of blood is expended this time.


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  7. https://www.eugyppius.com/p/on-the-failure-of-conservatives-to?utm_source=email&s=r

    I was first summoned from inattentive normie sleep in 2015, when Angela Merkel opened the German borders to mass third-world immigration. It was an intensely strange moment. Weeks upon weeks of clearly manufactured media hysteria culminated in people of all political persuasions donating money and clothes to notional Syrian refugees and joining welcome parties at train stations. There they encountered primarily fighting-age men from across the Middle East and Africa, a far cry from the crowds of Syrian women and children and “doctors” that the media had promised. These refugees, supported by taxpayers and unleashed upon the indigenous population of Europe, behaved after the pattern of invaders across history. The press and government officials studiously hid the details of their conduct until the mass sexual assaults perpetrated at Cologne on Silvesternacht 2015/16 overwhelmed even the propaganda capacities of German state media.

    Read on.


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  8. johanna says:
    May 17, 2022 at 4:51 am

    In that article it’s stated that the average age for having a deposit is 36.

    If that’s the case there are a lot of people out there not having a go.


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  9. Turkey is only allowed in NATO so they can be sold armaments.

    Russia is kept out of NATO because the arms manufacturers don’t want competition.


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  10. The greenie doomsayers keep talking about ‘stranded assets’ like coal mines and oil wells.

    A dose of reality:

    ESG AND GREEN BUSINESS
    Giant global asset managers have $82 billion in coal projects, $468 billion in oil and gas
    PUBLISHED WED, APR 20 2022

    Catherine Clifford

    Giant global asset managers are still dumping tens of billions of dollars into new coal projects and hundreds of billions of dollars into major oil and gas companies.

    That’s according to a report out Wednesday from Reclaim Finance, an organization disclosing financial sector investments in fossil fuels.

    The report, titled “The Asset Managers Fueling Climate Chaos,” found that collectively 30 asset managers have $82 billion in companies developing new coal projects and $468 billion in 12 major oil and gas companies.

    “Is the asset management industry changing its investment practices in line with climate science, reducing investments in coal, oil, or gas expansion? Unfortunately, the answer is an emphatic ‘no,’” Lara Cuvelier of Reclaim Finance said in a statement released alongside the report. “Leading asset managers are kicking the can down the road without even asking companies to stop worsening the climate crisis.”

    Divest away, virtue-signallers! The rewards will be reaped by those who buy your shares.


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  11. Bush

    The cheapest brick freestanding home in Penrith I looked at yesterday is selling for 849k.

    I don’t think people want to be anti natalist and live in dog boxes.

    However, the choice has been made for them.

    If you sock away 300-400 pw for ten+ years after graduation or trade school, the average age of first home buyers starts to make sense.

    To even qualify for a loan at 3% for 30 years from a major bank for that home with a minimal deposit (say, 5% plus 3% of gifts and subsidies), you need to be basically making $130k p.a.


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  12. A massive crater in my life this morning.

    The outside TV has not completely shit itself, but is on the way out. From the look of it, a bird or something’s powered into the bottom left corner at some point yesterday, and now there’s the sinister picture fading in waves across the screen. Faded to black a couple of times last night (and again, as I type, just now).

    I tried everything. Reset it, recabled, Googled. Everything TV medicine had to offer, I offered. Five years we were together, sitting under the verandah with a front row seat to life. Baking heat. Torrential rain. Lightning, and lots of it. Cyclones. The lot. Now it’s just sound without fury, but still signifying nothing.

    Of course, if I took it to hospital the evil doctors there would kill it with their fake medicine and salt deprivation.


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  13. On the upside, the TV’s demise did spark a convo between the son and heir and I on the relative merits of buying versus renting items such as larger TVs in this day and age.

    Right now the poor thing’s full bleck again, but still putting out perfect sound. It knows it’s gorn, but by Christ it’s going out with its boots on. The subtext is clear:

    ‘I’m not quite dead yet’

    ‘I don’t want to go on the cart’


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  14. Leigh Sales backed up Tom’s assertion that most of the media are drooling at the prospect of a change to Labor by asking Morro if he’d resign if he loses the election.


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  15. To even qualify for a loan at 3% for 30 years from a major bank for that home with a minimal deposit (say, 5% plus 3% of gifts and subsidies), you need to be basically making $130k p.a.

    Don’t forget that you need to have saved for the stamp duty and money for the transfers upfront as well. On that cheapest house in Penriff, you have to pony up another 36+ k to give the government, add in a few k for your conveyancer and search fees and you are looking at having to save another 40k on top of the deposit.


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  16. Dot,

    Then move away to regional areas.
    Work everywhere, even for the unskilled.
    Admittedly, before the covid shitshow , housing was cheaper but still affordable especially in smaller towns.

    Like I said, people are not having a go.


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  17. This one will amuse Dover.

    Former M16 chief backs claims Vladimir Putin is in poor health following reports president is ‘very ill with blood cancer’ (Sky News, 16 May)

    A former British spy who alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election campaign has backed claims Russian President Vladimir Putin is suffering from a serious illness.

    Christopher Steele, who ran the Russian desk at M16 in London between 2006 and 2009, said Mr Putin’s illness is “part of the equation” of what is happening to Ukraine.

    “Certainly, from what we’re hearing from sources in Russia and elsewhere, is that Putin is, in fact, quite seriously ill,” he told Sky News on Sunday.

    You would think by now that Sky would have learned not to quote Christopher Steele about anything, let alone something Wussian.

    What is it about the righty media that causes them to be sucked down the rabbithole along with the likes of CNN? Is there no media outlet that can sustain a conservative right wing outlook?


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  18. A couple of observations on posts from last night.

    Lizzie wrote something about “chalking up 200 birds in one year” at last something about a modern Casanova, but it was about real birds, disappointing.

    Emu farms, my brother ran an emu farm in Tassie in the late 90’s, the owner established it as a practice farm and intended to convert it to an ostrich farm once it was established. My brother actually got it making a small profit, the oil and skin were fairly easy to sell but you need to sell everything and the market for the meat was small. On top of that he had to get a local abattoir to establish a section for the emus as they required different handling and techniques. Then after starting with nothing and getting it going he came back from town one day and there was a ‘For Sale’ sign on the gate. The owner changed his mind about farming and without even telling my brother put it on the market.

    My brother tried to buy it but couldn’t get the finance. It sold quick and he was left with 200 or more emus he couldn’t sell and so shot the lot and buried them in a gully up the back. Broke his heart it did.


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  19. I watched an old episode of CSI yesterday.

    One of the cases was that of a successful woman who had committed suicide. Whodunnit? Right?

    Well they gave the game away when they assayed her room for clues and came across photos of her with famous people – turns out she was a newspaper editor. There was a photo of her with Nelson Mandela, and one with Bill Clinton, and…never mind. Crime solved.


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  20. On Saturday night there’ll be a change of government. As bad as Morrison and co. are, Albanese and his merrie mediocrities will be worse, far worse. This morning I’ve just read that Princess Allegra is on track to beat Sharma here in Wentworth. Whilst I’m sceptical of polls, I won’t be surprised if this happens, the Liberals have brought this on themselves, they’ve spent the last decade feeding the progressive crocodile in the hope of keeping it at bay but all it’s done is make the progressive crocodile hungrier. On Saturday night the crocodile will come for its pudding. But I digress, we must hope and pray that the senate is controlled by minor right of centre parties so that there is some form of circuit breaker in order to minimise the damage. The damage the Greens and the smug selfish band of despicable Teals will do to this country cannot be underestimated. I don’t know whether we should hope Labor wins a majority in its own right so that it doesn’t have to enter into unholy matrimony with the Greens and the Teals, or that it’s a hung parliament. However if it is a hung parliament then Labor will horse trade with the the Greens and Teals and this country will be on a trajectory towards disaster.

    We need to keep the princesses from Wentworth, Kooyong, Goldstein etc away from power and then pray that the people’s judgment will drive these hideous fakes into a cellar of oblivion, just like the one in Ekaterinburg.


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  21. Some very big holes developing in Russian energy production.
    This puts will cause grief on two fronts.
    Russian finances & the capacity for Europe to operate if it is a harsh summer.
    As usual, the poor will cop it most.


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  22. A big shout out to all you phobic people on IDAHOBIT Day.

    A phobia is an uncontrollable, irrational, and lasting fear of a certain object, situation, or activity. This fear can be so overwhelming that a person may go to great lengths to avoid the source of this fear. One response can be a panic attack. This is a sudden, intense fear that lasts for several minutes.

    How to win friends and influence people.


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  23. I drove back to Sydney from Mudgee yesterday.
    I was pleasantly surprised on one stretch of road when a truck pulled onto the shoulder at let a bunch of cars past (including myself).
    I was shocked on two occasions between Mudgee & Katoomba someone was doing 70km/h in a 100 zone.
    Thank goodness there were ample overtaking lanes.
    That’s how accidents happen.
    Boomers on both occasions.


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  24. rickwsays:
    May 17, 2022 at 5:53 am
    Two section scouts, practically holding hands, walking into an open clearing, not around?

    A near universal feature of most recent war movies. Such an obvious error, maybe they can’t get the dramatic shot they want any more realistically.

    If they were properly spread out, there might only be two or three on the screen at a time. Not much for the audience to see.


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  25. I was shocked on two occasions between Mudgee & Katoomba someone was doing 70km/h in a 100 zone.

    I have found that a lot of people who drive below the speed limit will speed up when they get to where there are overtaking lanes – they feel safer when there is more road I suspect and subconsciously speed up.

    What is annoying and unforgivable is when you are stuck in a queue of cars and the overtaking lane appears the first car will only overtake at the speed limit and it takes them so long to overtake that only a couple of cars get past. So you must wait for another (or perhaps even another) opportunity to overtake.


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  26. The Australia Institute modelling for ABC News shows they are likely better off leaving their money in superannuation.

    FMD.. they didn’t factor in the differential cost of having a roof over your head ?

    The flipside of opting to keep money in your super fund, he says, is that you still need a place to live and then must factor in rent.



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  27. Then move away to regional areas.

    I did suggest that to one millennial, complaining about the cost of urban housing. “Oh, no, we need art and culture, and we have to mix with our peer group..”


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  28. Zulu,
    Long Tan Cross was brought to Australia a few years ago and now in War Memorial.

    There’s a replica on the site of the battle itself. We visited there in 2013. We had to have an accredited guide, supplied by the local district committee. He did explain that ” the young Australians, the backpackers, show no respect for what happened here…All they want to do is get drunk in the bars of Baria….”


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  29. the first car will only overtake at the speed limit

    Oh yes.

    Those people are the reason we have directions on shampoo bottles.


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  30. The Australia Institute modelling for ABC News shows they are likely better off leaving their money in superannuation.

    Only a matter of time before The Ponds Institute got into the modelling game. Well done Australia’s most trusted news source.


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  31. Another gorgeous autumn sunrise here today. No wind, trees everywhere red and yellow and pale green.

    Unlike politically correct Canberra, the city fathers and mothers of Queanbeyan realised that gumtrees are messmaking widowmakers. In the main street we have lots of native grasses, camellias, azaleas and crepe myrtles pruned by the people who brought you the Black Knight. It’s a mishmash, to be sure. But, in this old country town there are many elderly European trees, and the main park is at the point where some of them need to be removed, which is now verboten until somebody is killed.

    There are little plaques in the footpath dedicated to locals of note. Needless to say, there is one to George Lazenby. 🙂

    It’s a very multicultural town, and yesterday on the way to the mall I saw this small brown person with tightly wound hair, instantly recognisable as from PNG.

    Winter is coming. I get that the EnZed crowd are used to chilly temps.

    Why would someone from PNG be here?


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  32. WA radio ads before easter reminded the resident Cruiser drivers that, even when overtaking, speed limits mad to be adhered to, and the finebots would swinge accordingly.


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  33. I loathe the meja but I particularly detest Pommy Loud Mouth Morgan. I presume his show is beamed over here from the yookay, he doesn’t actually come here to present it?


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  34. NSW justice system strikes again! .. OZ COSSACK arrested and refused bail for outing a pedophile ..
    And they reckon justice is equal .. he’s inside, pedophile is outside .. FFS!
    bloke should be given a medal but cos he often shows up NSW plod for the wankers they can be …. justice must be served ………!


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  35. I’m not a close follower of criquet, but it does seem that there is a difference between the sentiments being expressed about the sad departures of two prominent players.

    One of my past jobs was as an accident investigator at Adelaide University. Sadly, Roys crash has a familiar pattern: single vehicle rollover at night, so theres a fair chance its alcohol involved. In addition, it looks pretty survivable (roofline still largely up) and the ‘first on scene’ report says that he was ‘face down out of the vehicle’, which also points to failure to wear a seatbelt… 🙁


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  36. p.s. for those Cats who are hard of thinking-
    Compulsory Super is a tax and a pox, and an irresistible multi-tax magic pudding for the parasite class. I don’t care what our overlords now say we can spend it on.


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  37. What is annoying and unforgivable is when you are stuck in a queue of cars and the overtaking lane appears the first car will only overtake at the speed limit and it takes them so long to overtake that only a couple of cars get past.

    Yep, yet another example of stupid government enforcement actually exacerbating the problem. I recently wound the Landcruiser up to 130km/h to pass a B Double in the bush when I noticed a ‘suspiciously parked’ van up ahead. Knowing this would trigger a ‘sorry sunshine, the speed limit is the speed limit’ response if snapped, I was forced to slow to the speed limit and spend and extra 30 seconds on the wrong side of the road, alongside the B Double, until I passed the camera and could then continue the overtake – idiots!


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  38. Violent brawl in remote Top End community
    Aaron BunchAAP
    Tue, 17 May 2022 6:29AM
    Wadeye is one of the largest Aboriginal communities in the NT, home to 22 clans.

    A brawl involving hundreds of armed people has erupted in a remote Northern Territory Indigenous community as a violent feud between rival clans rolls on.

    About 300 people were involved in the melee in Wadeye, 400km southwest of Darwin, late on Sunday, police say.

    Various blunt and edged weapons were used during the fighting at the community’s oval. A 26-year-old man suffered a non-life threatening arm injury and rocks were thrown at police vehicles.

    The latest bout of civil unrest in the town of about 3000 people started about three months ago.

    Since then, one man has died, after reportedly being speared in the head, and others have been seriously injured. About 100, or a quarter, of all homes in Wadeye have been damaged or destroyed.

    Up to 500 people were forced from their homes several weeks ago during the peak of the violence, many into bush camps without shelter.

    Wadeye is one of the largest Aboriginal communities in the NT and home to 22 clans and seven language groups.

    The community is located in the second-most disadvantaged region in Australia, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

    A 2019 survey found 57 out of 400 homes in Wadeye were seriously overcrowded, some with more than 20 occupants.

    Historic tensions between clans is said to have caused the unrest in Wadeye, formerly known as Port Keats.

    It was established as a Catholic mission in 1935 after traditional owners in the area murdered three Japanese fishermen.

    Recognition in the Constitution, and a “Voice” in Parliament will solve all the problems, surely?


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  39. Soooooo, come Sunday morning it will all be dun & dusted and one of either Labor or Liberal will be forming the next gummint ..
    Out here, in FOWLER, Kristina will be crowned and all the hoo-haa about parachuting & we-wuz-robbed will resound, for awhile anyway! .. BUT .. very few really understand how it has been played out .. Lotza media waffling about where KK lives/will live but very little background on policy mentioned .. The main rival, wiv lotza publicity, is “independent” Dai Le who, unlike the “Teal” brigade hasn’t been put under the backing group spotlight .. To put it simply, Dai Le is sponsored by Fairfield Council .. whish is rusted on Labor tho the “labor-lite” Mayor claims to be “independent .. soooo, in reality Labor is running a competitor against its own candidate to diffuse any serious questions ..
    And no, I’m not Labor I’ll be voting UAP ……


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  40. I’ll take “things that didn’t happen” for $10, please.
    Morris Gleitzman

    One afternoon in Pitt Street, on my way home from my job as a non-book-shop sales assistant, pondering that my shoulder-length hair wasn’t giving me the fulfilment I’d hoped it would, I was punched in the face by a local right-wing activist called The Skull.



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  41. Federal election 2022: Labor MP Kristina Keneally’s primary vote is collapsing in Fowler

    Carly Douglas
    Cadet Journalist
    An hour ago May 17, 2022
    30 Comments

    Labor MP Kristina Keneally’s primary vote is collapsing in her NSW seat of Fowler according to new polling that has revealed voters in her electorate are turning to independent candidate Dai Le.

    According to research conducted by Laidlaw Campaigns and Counsel, Ms Keneally’s primary vote has collapsed by nearly 13 points to 42 per cent, The Daily Telegraph reports.

    Posters and pamphlets accusing Kristina Keaneally’s home of not being in the electorate of Fowler have been circulating around the area. Pictiure: Supplied

    The poll suggests that the current two-party preferred state of play in Fowler gives Ms Keneally 45 per cent of the vote and Ms Le 38 per cent, making the seat too close to call.

    Among voters who were familiar with both candidates, Ms Le had a net favourable rating of +18 per cent, with 28 per cent of participants feeling positively towards her versus 10 per cent with a negative view.

    Ms Keneally, however, was found to have a negative favourability rating of -6 per cent – 30 per cent of participants feeling unfavourably towards her.

    The news comes as opposition leader Anthony Albanese prepares to visit the seat on Wednesday.



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  42. “Vagabondsays:
    May 17, 2022 at 8:44 am
    Apologies if this has been posted here already, but here’s something for those who don’t think much of ScoMo:

    https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/essay/amen-snorter-rotten-fish/

    I despise him for making Albo look like an acceptable alternative PM. That’s a feat that took REAL incompetence!!”

    Yeah…nah. I don’t think much of Morrison and the Liberals but, sorry, I don’t buy into the bullshit progressive spiel outlined in the essay you’ve posted a link to. In fact, having just read the turgid, supercilious and rather scurrilous piece, it makes me like Morrison somewhat. And I doubt the author of the piece would malign a politicians’s Muslim faith the same way he’s maligned Morrison’s Pentecostalism…..which might be a kind of supermarket Christianity but the plain fact is that it isn’t as threatening as Islam.


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  43. I did suggest that to one millennial, complaining about the cost of urban housing. “Oh, no, we need art and culture, and we have to mix with our peer group..”

    xactly..

    On ‘what first home buyers think of the super proposal’.. I found this gem of self-entitlement and perceived oppression.. What a bag of fun to work with this lady would be.

    Aspiring Sydney home owner Yatha Jain said the policy was not helpful to her as it would drive up property prices and leave her poorer in retirement.

    “Firstly, it doesn’t really address the issue of affordable housing because it will make prices increase, and secondly, the impact on my super, as a young person, as a woman, as a woman of colour, we traditionally have less super when we retire – it will perpetuate that cycle,” the 25-year-old said.

    The graduate, who works in the medical device industry and rents in Newtown, said she would rather the federal government commit to increasing supply instead.

    To be fair (c/ Letterkenny), she does end with the sensible suggestion that it is a supply-side problem.


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  44. I should also add that for all Morrison’s faults, he doesn’t go round proudly proclaiming “I fight Tories, that’s what I do” and he hasn’t screamed at a woman in parliament “smash her….smash her”….and unlike Albanese, Morrison doesn’t have a history of talking lies about the sole Jewish state on the planet.

    Morrison might be a grub but Albanese is a bigger grub.

    Oh and which reminds me…who, when in London, likes to catch up and have his picture taken with a notorious racist? Here’s a clue, it isn’t Morrison.


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  45. Someone is going to make a lot of money.

    FDA Eases Baby-Formula Import Rules to Boost Supplies

    The FDA will allow more baby formula made overseas to be imported into the U.S., relaxing rules to ease a supply shortage.

    Maybe Abbott & their cartel didn’t contribute enough to the right people.


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  46. Of all the ones I am hoping to lose it is KK. Dai Le looks like an impressive candidate.

    Labor MP Kristina Keneally’s primary vote is collapsing in her NSW seat of Fowler according to new polling that has revealed voters in her electorate are turning to independent candidate Dai Le.

    According to research conducted by Laidlaw Campaigns and Counsel, Ms Keneally’s primary vote has collapsed by nearly 13 points to 42 per cent, The Daily Telegraph reports.


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  47. What has her colour got to do with, anything really?
    If colour is such a huuuuuge issue for you remigrate to India when you know, everyone is a ‘person of colour’.


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  48. As for super, it seems a fair percentage of people retire pre age pension age, spend enough of their super to become eligible for at least a part age pension.
    Why not put it in your house now rather that a caravan later?
    I would be happier to see the government cut, red and green tape on housing reduced but whatever, accessing your own money is a start.


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  49. In my current location in qld there are new housing estates springing up all around, despite much land blocks are still on the small side and two cars essential.
    Cheaper than outer western Melbourne, but not that much.


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  50. Stupid woman interviewed in an inner suburban Brisbane dog park by ABC RN AM this morning wants fossil fuels cut asap so Australia can be “more contemporary”.

    Meanwhile, across the Indian ocean, Sri Lankans have literally run out of fuel due to a hasty government imposed attempt to make them “more contemporary”.

    I wonder if the stupid woman drove her dog to the park in a 4wd?


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  51. It’s always a sacrifice that should be made by someone else.

    A dog’s carbon footprint is 750KG-2500KG pa.

    Meanwhile, she probably looks down her nose at people having children.


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  52. The Australia Institute modelling for ABC News shows they are likely better off leaving their money in superannuation.

    I’m going to assume that the “they” referred to in that piece of gibberish above isn’t the Australia (aka the Ponds) Institute.

    Their “modelling” is flat out garbage. Stupid dishonest shills running interference for the unions’ superannuation racket. Been interesting but entirely unsurprising watching all the usual suspects squawking hysterically about people being able to get some early access to their superannuation.

    Same thing happened when Frydchickenberger allowed people to take $20,000 out split over two financial years during the height of the bat flu insanity.


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  53. I wonder if the stupid woman drove her dog to the park in a 4wd?

    yes the stupidity of these people burns- spoiled and ignorant. I suppose this is what happens when these people are cocooned from the coal face of the economy- the power station workers, the plumbers and electricians with their 0700 o’clock starts on a cold morning. Too many dilettantes and parasites and it is from this group that the political/media class is drawn.


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  54. Voted late yesterday. On footpath on signboard a large yellow UAP sign – “No HEX fees”.
    I’m sure the witches and followers of the Old Religion in Toowoomba will approve.


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  55. Looks like Turkey has considered the implications of Finland’s and treacherous Sweden’s applications for membership in NATO after all and will veto it, for very valid reasons too.

    With the offer to short cut the path for Ukraine – EU membership, this could be a big bargaining chip for Turkey to get their ticket to the EU.


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  56. Too many dilettantes and parasites and it is from this group that the political/media class is drawn.

    If I heard correctly she works from home as a scientific illustrator.

    Not exactly the “coal face” of the economy.


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  57. Further, at least Morrison’s Pentecostalism is real, he doesn’t suddenly turn up at a Vietnamese Catholic church in the electorate of Fowler like some pious little girl in a white virginal dress, looking all solemn. You know who I’m talking about, like Nobody’s Girl did a few weeks ago. This is the same Nobody’s Girl who declared a few years ago that the Catholic Church was “a failing and decaying institution”, the same Nobody’s Girl who declared on the luvvie Q&A back in 2019 that “she’d lost faith in the institution of the Catholic Church and that she mourned the loss of her faith community” and this is the same Nobody’s Girl who wrote a piece in The Malcolm Guardian declaring that Catholicism had done more damage to Australia than Islam.

    Remind me…just who is the “grub” here?


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  58. Diogenessays:
    May 17, 2022 at 7:08 am
    To even qualify for a loan at 3% for 30 years from a major bank for that home with a minimal deposit (say, 5% plus 3% of gifts and subsidies), you need to be basically making $130k p.a.

    Don’t forget that you need to have saved for the stamp duty and money for the transfers upfront as well. On that cheapest house in Penriff, you have to pony up another 36+ k to give the government, add in a few k for your conveyancer and search fees and you are looking at having to save another 40k on top of the deposit.

    Son got the keys for his apartment last night, The bank of mum and dad came to the rescue. He manages his employers business to the nth degree but his own finances are pitiful. Little did he know we would have stumped up for the whole lot just to be rid of him and his fiance’. Bloody millennials, the junk they buy. His older sister and brother laid it on the line of what to do, no, he panders to his fiance’ who hasn’t a clue.


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  59. A spat between the White House and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos over President Joe Biden’s fiscal policies intensified Monday, with Bezos accusing Biden of disregarding inflation while the White House claimed the billionaire is looking out for his own interests.

    it’s pretty clear the white scumhouse are running the mmt idea that taxes be used to control the money supply and that sovereign governments can never go broke.

    batshit lunacy


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  60. To even qualify for a loan at 3% for 30 years from a major bank for that home with a minimal deposit (say, 5% plus 3% of gifts and subsidies), you need to be basically making $130k p.a.

    Don’t forget that you need to have saved for the stamp duty and money for the transfers upfront as well. On that cheapest house in Penriff, you have to pony up another 36+ k to give the government, add in a few k for your conveyancer and search fees and you are looking at having to save another 40k on top of the deposit.

    +LMI


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  61. Who knew that Capt James Cook didn’t find a nuclear powered civilization in Australia? And that him coming here was the best thing ever to happen to the aboriginal people? At least until the Labor Party got their hooks into them.

    Amazing these conspiracy theories. Next you’ll be telling us that the British Empire was bad for civilization and that we should all return to the caves and eat tofu.

    Uh Bruce, I have not heard “cooker” to be a reference to Captain Cook. I think it’s just that their brains are cooked, like how Ray Liotta ended up in that Silence of the Lambs sequel.


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  62. despite much land blocks are still on the small side and two cars essential.

    Occasionally catching the morning train from here to there,
    the proliferation of zero boundary estates squeezed into large tracts of
    semi forested land is astonishing.


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  63. I have been spending a lot of time watching cooker streams lately – not the original streams on YouTube or Facebook, but the aggregated streams on Twitch by a bunch of young blokes who are making fun of them. It’s very entertaining at times, even more so than the Cat. The characters provide us with daily laughs at their foolishness, especially when they get arrested.

    There’s even a heroine of the streams, a Canberra rozzer called Donna who is the #1 cooker nemesis and usually turns up in a divvy van when there’s trouble afoot. The cookers have taken to wearing KFC buckets on their heads to troll her for being less than svelte (cooker humour is unsubtle).

    The soap opera of shifting alliances between the likes of Hood, Bosi, Mack, Tony Ant, Gabe, Monica, Cossack, various UAP stooges and all the other low-level grifters is usually grubby and demeaning to all involved. But they all have no shame.


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  64. Oh yeah and there’s Phil who wears a terrible hat, Tami who was handing out bogus HTV cards on the steps of Flinders St Station yesterday… and then there are the truly deranged, people who should be in a mental hospital, like Peter Little the bush lawyer and Brendan who was reading from his own 640-page manifesto outside Parliament House yesterday and prefaces every utterance with “Deer Poipol”. It’s a rogue’s gallery of idiots, and it makes the Cat look extremely tame.


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  65. The comments about overtaking at excess speed reminded me of bureaucracy run rampant on TV last night.
    Sydney Harbour working activities are profiled on a show whose name I’ve forgotten. One such activity is the work of fisheries inspectors who were shown boarding a returning trawler in order to check for illegal fish sizes.
    At sea they found one undersized fish, so it’s full steam ahead for the Sydney Fish Markets where all 100 boxes of freshly caught fish are unloaded, sorted, inspected, measured, and approved.
    Result – one official warning, hours of productivity lost, and all for one undersized fish.
    I guess they will claim the process is the deterrent.


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  66. Romania Eurovision vote rigged.

    Haha, it’s totally shocking…that someone hasn’t been watching Eurovision for the last 30 years.

    Uh Bruce, I have not heard “cooker” to be a reference to Captain Cook.

    Haha, M0nty shows again that lefties are humourless. No wonder they can’t stand the Bee.


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  67. Even managed to get a commemorative snap of the RAV4 in the tuart forest south of Perth from the RTA. Anyone who has driven one would realise they are comparatively rare.


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  68. ‘bern earlier.

    I was shocked on two occasions between Mudgee & Katoomba someone was doing 70km/h in a 100 zone.
    Thank goodness there were ample overtaking lanes.
    That’s how accidents happen.
    Boomers on both occasions.

    I hope you gave them a blast and the finger as you passed.


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  69. Do you really think harmless eccentrics should be confined to mental institutions, monty?

    These are people with obvious mental disease, Roger. Paranoid schizophrenia is a real thing which causes danger to the victims and people around them, and should be treated by medical professionals.


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  70. You weren’t making a joke, Bruce.

    That’s very funny. I was trolling you with wry humour of course. And a bit of button pressing since I know very well that lefties regard the British Empire as worse than Hitler. And no doubt the aboriginal nuclear civilization will get a chapter in Bruce Pascoe’s next book.


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  71. These are people with obvious mental disease, Roger. Paranoid schizophrenia is a real thing which causes danger to the victims and people around them, and should be treated by medical professionals.

    You haven’t answered my question.

    And schizophrenia – if that’s what some of these folk have – is generally not treated with institutional confinement.


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  72. I love Ivermectin: areff got me a course of it two weeks ago to get rid of Kung Flu — which it did in three days (in tablet form).

    Lucky blighter! My poor husband, (unvaccinated), who has just recovered from Covid (after 5 days of what seemed like a nasty cold) was only able to have one dab of Ivermectin cattle drench rubbed into his wrist !! On the other hand, he also had a pretty hefty complement of vitamins, anti histamines & aspirin.


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  73. Here you go M0nty while I’m at it (“it” being putting the boot in.) From Daniel Greenfield today:

    I’ll quote the opening premise and spare you the rest of this because in the entire Politico interview, no one seems to understand what conservative comedy is or why leftist comedy is failing.

    RTWT. Politico is of course a solid lefty site which can’t understand actual comedy. I think it’s hilarious watching the contortions of lefty sites trying to get their heads around true laugh out loud humour, which no lefty “comedian” is now capable of. It’s also fun that Oleg Atbashian’s People’s Cube has gone on so long satirizing Soviet lunacy that he’s still going even as the Babylon Bee now satirizes the current Left.

    Conservative Comedy is Funny Because Conservatives are Underdogs (May 16)


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  74. rosiesays:

    May 17, 2022 at 9:21 am

    As for super, it seems a fair percentage of people retire pre age pension age, spend enough of their super to become eligible for at least a part age pension.

    That was my point a few days ago.
    The risk to Treasury isn’t people with $2-$3 meg or more.
    Typically they are pretty canny with money and unlikely to do anything irrational to get a pension.
    The risk is a couple who have $500-$600k in super, and are a year or two away from OAP eligibility.
    New kitchen, holiday, new furnishings etc … all to get themselves under the pension threshold of about $400k.
    Before the assets test I can remember hearing of people keeping yuuuge amounts in cheque accounts to avoid earning interest and so qualify for the OAP.
    They might have been better off earning interest and taking a part pension, but there was a myopic obsession about getting the full pension and benefits.


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  75. I love Ivermectin: areff got me a course of it two weeks ago to get rid of Kung Flu — which it did in three days (in tablet form).

    Hard to know if that made the difference based on a sample of one.
    I was over it in 3-4 days just taking Panadol.


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  76. H B Bearsays:

    May 17, 2022 at 10:36 am

    Even managed to get a commemorative snap of the RAV4 in the tuart forest south of Perth from the RTA. Anyone who has driven one would realise they are comparatively rare.

    These days you can get an RTA happy-snap without getting out of second gear.


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  77. You haven’t answered my question.

    Yes, harmless eccentrics should be left alone.

    No, paranoid schizophrenics shouldn’t be left alone, they should be cared for for their own protection.


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  78. Ukraine’s soldiers leave Mariupol’s Azovstal steelworks, declares end to longest battle in war with Russia

    They “left” the steel works?

    Troops holed up in the last Ukrainian stronghold in the besieged port of Mariupol have begun evacuating,

    They were “evacuating”?

    No, the word the ABC ought to be using, but studiously avoids using, starts with ‘s’ and ends with ‘urrender’.

    I’m not pointing this out as a dunk on the Ukrainians. Their beseiged position in Mariupol was obviously unsustainable and it was only a matter of time before they had to choose between surrender or death.

    It’s more to highlight the propagandistic nature of Western media coverage of the conflict; this article being a very good example of such coverage. It obfuscates the clear reality that the Ukrainian forces didn’t “leave” the steelworks. They weren’t “evacuated”. They surrendered. To the Russians. They are currently POWs, held by the Russians.

    I think that, if the average person read this article and you later asked them where they thought the uninjured Ukrainian troops are at present, they’d say they are back in Ukraine.


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  79. I’ve just spent two days in Tyneside at the insistence of a self appointed dragon matriarch from another branch of the family.
    She had assembled a group of descendents from a ‘wrong side of the blanket’ relationship involving a great great who was a bigamist, a trigamist actually.
    He was obviously quite the lad. A successful gold prospector who was quite the killer with the ladies.
    With one exceptions, meeting these people was like entering a 1970’s set of Coronation Street. If Australia was not a package holiday resort on the Costa del Crime, then it was beyond their comprehension. Unworldly.
    The exception, a lecturer at Uni of Newcastle who had studied in Oz, didn’t appear to view their staggering ignorance as being exceptional.
    The great great shared a surname with a well known barbie impersonator and failed Australian foreign minister, but is no relation.


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  80. Roger says:
    May 17, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Dogs usually bring out the best in people and for that reason I would be loathe to take them away on the basis of carbon footprint, regardless of the hypocrisy on display. Imagine what they would be like without (perhaps the only) positive input into their lives.


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  81. Our media shouldn’t be trying to make us sympathise with the Ukrainians and poison us against the Russians. Nor should it be trying to make us sympathise with the Russians and poison us against the Ukrainians.

    This is not our war.


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  82. I was over it in 3-4 days just taking Panadol.

    Absolutely agree, Sancho.

    There certainly does seem to be evidence of quick recovery of some very ill Covid patients (in the early days of Wuhan & following variants) when FLCCC got access to them & administered high dose of oral Ivermectin.

    But I am completely neutral about the efficacy of small amount of cattle drench!

    In any case, many many Covid patients recover after only a few days of mild illness.

    But the efficacy of the vaccines remains an issue.


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  83. Dogs usually bring out the best in people and for that reason I would be loathe to take them away on the basis of carbon footprint, regardless of the hypocrisy on display.

    I was merely pointing out her hypocrisy, Frank, which usually isn’t hard to do with these types.

    Since she is effectively asking her fellow citizens, most of whom are less well off than she is, to make considerable sacrifices, including their jobs in many instances, the reporter should have asked her what sacrifices she was prepared to make.


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  84. Ukraine’s soldiers leave Mariupol’s Azovstal steelworks, declares end to longest battle in war with Russia

    The Uke propaganda has gone from pathetic to just sad. Who are they kidding?


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  85. From the Oz. That Wong chap strikes again…

    Glenda
    23 minutes ago
    yes apparently she insulted the traditional owners in Alice Springs last week when she thanked an ALP Senator who comes from the Tiwi Islands in her opening remarks completely ignoring the traditional owners standing beside her.
    And she want to have a First Nations foreign policy with Ambassador.

    Could she be anymore divisive?????



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  86. Rogersays:
    May 17, 2022 at 11:29 am
    Dogs usually bring out the best in people and for that reason I would be loathe to take them away on the basis of carbon footprint, regardless of the hypocrisy on display.

    I was merely pointing out her hypocrisy, Frank, which usually isn’t hard to do with these types.

    Since she is effectively asking her fellow citizens, most of whom are less well off than she is, to make considerable sacrifices, including their jobs in many instances, the reporter should have asked her what sacrifices she was prepared to make.

    This is one of the reasons I so despise the greens and the teal people. They have all these high minded ideas, but it’s always someone else who has to make the sacrifice or do the hard work to make it work. It’s such a sense of entitlement that really gets my goat.


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  87. Hard to know if that made the difference based on a sample of one.
    I was over it in 3-4 days just taking Panadol.

    Same as me. My dose of Wuflu is just starting to diminish. Some panadol, nurofen and a bit of aspirin for a really sore throat. No horse powder needed.


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  88. Albo would like to be considered to be another Bob Hawke, or like any successful PM. Somehow the media don’t mind this, but are down on Morrison. His admission that he was trying to appear less bulldozerly plays straight into the narrative that he has some unattractive personality traits. What’s unnattractive about him for the most part appearing twice as good as anyone from Labor likely to replace him? Contrast this with the media reaction whenever Gillard copped some flak – they then said politics was becoming too rude!
    Morrison’s latest clanger, however, is suggesting that WHO or “world authorities” should be in charge of our pandemic management! That’s just not on.


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  89. Franksays:
    May 17, 2022 at 11:24 am
    Roger says:
    May 17, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Dogs usually bring out the best in people and for that reason I would be loathe to take them away on the basis of carbon footprint, regardless of the hypocrisy on display. Imagine what they would be like without (perhaps the only) positive input into their lives.

    My dogs life is worth more the the entire Left.


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  90. This is one of the reasons I so despise the greens and the teal people. They have all these high minded ideas, but it’s always someone else who has to make the sacrifice or do the hard work to make it work.

    Very much on display during the “pandemic”.

    “We’re all in this together” they chirped, as they outsourced the risk to low paid workers wo didn’t have the option of working from home because they were the ones keeping things running.


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  91. Having my brother around on Sat night to follow the election. Might propose a drinking game:

    – one drink when Kristina Kenneally is defeated
    – another when Penny Wong is interviewed scowling
    – another when Ol’ Leathery appears predicting Labor victory
    – yet another when he proved wrong

    and so on.


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  92. I read that Politico piece on conservative comedy and the one it links to, and the premise of it is basically “Gutfeld outrates Colbert”. Well duh, Fox News is a ratings juggernaut… but its demographics are dominated by old white people who watch it for the racism. 3AW is also a ratings juggernaut in Melbourne but there’s only so many funeral parlour ads they can run. You can always win ratings by appealing to retirees, but you can’t sell many ads for pensioners with no discretionary spending budget.

    Also the Gutfeld clip they embed is full of lines that are not funny at all. It’s painful to watch, the hosts struggle so hard with weak material. No wonder they don’t have a studio audience, they’d have to edit in canned laugh tracks.


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  93. I’ve just spent two days in Tyneside at the insistence of a self appointed dragon matriarch from another branch of the family.
    As a”Geordie” I’m appalled, appalled, I tellz ya at this denigration of “Toon Paradise” .. LOL!


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  94. Ya gotta wonder at the folks running corflute placement out here in McMahon/Fowler .. now, admittedly, I live on the very edge of both electorates, in fact, I’m in Fowler whist neighbours on either side are in McMahon (don’t ask, I haven’t a clue how it worx .. LOL!) yet still .. the number of houses/premises decked out with “turtle’ & Dai Le signage side by side is ridiculous .. given the “turtle” is running in MCMahon & Dai Le is in Fowler .. strangely, very little KK advertising in this neck of the woods ……. in fact other than “turtle” & DL you’d be left wondering if anyone else is running out here …!


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  95. Left wing humour……….nope.
    Supposed yucks are delivered after a tirade against some social norm target and then an expletive at volume for the punch line.
    As Cartman would say “Laaame”


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  96. Morrison’s latest clanger, however, is suggesting that WHO or “world authorities” should be in charge of our pandemic management!

    So SloMo isn’t satisfied with Andrews and McClown running the ‘pandemic’, he now wants to hand it over to the Chicoms! If this report is true, the dickhead shouldn’t just be tossed out of government, he should be in jail.


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  97. He was obviously quite the lad. A successful gold prospector
    We isn’t related are we BON? .. my GG G-daddy (mum’s side) left England (Gateshead/Newcastle) in 1858 for the Bendigo gold-fields and struck it rich in 1861 .. packed up the entire family and back to Tyneside in 1862 .. my G Grandma was born in Oz in 1859 left i 1862 & never returned .. family name was Hall ………


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  98. From the Oz. That Wong chap strikes again…
    she insulted the traditional owners in Alice Springs last week And she want to have a First Nations foreign policy with Ambassador.
    Could she be anymore divisive?????

    Yes, she practises daily.


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  99. Uh Bruce, I have not heard “cooker” to be a reference to Captain Cook. I think it’s just that their brains are cooked, like how Ray Liotta ended up in that Silence of the Lambs sequel.

    The concept of parody too much for your tiny mind munty?

    Given that you seem to see “conspiracy theorists” everywhere, is it reasonable to assume that you also are a conspiracy theorist, and therefore a “cooker”?


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  100. munty

    but the aggregated streams on Twitch by a bunch of young blokes who are making fun of them. It’s very entertaining at times, even more so than the Cat.

    How unoriginal, a rip-off of Libs of TikTok. You should try that one sometime, it’s very entertaining at times, even more so than the comments you make here.


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  101. I have just read the latest article from the Brownstone Institute in which Jeffrey Tucker interviews Congressman Thomas Massie about the injection of trillions of dollars into the US economy in 2020 in order to accommodate lockdowns.

    https://mailchi.mp/bbf1a0af6636/moral-imperative-of-sanctuary-7097601?e=5fa4245cfd

    Massie explains that normally such injections would be via borrowings from international sources, but in this case came from “thin air” via the Federal Reserve – by which, I suppose, he means “the printing of money”.

    I am a bit of an ignoramus re the mechanics of this public finance mechanism. I realise that our government, likewise, injected trillions of “borrowings” into people’s pockets to enable the lockdowns.

    My question is – did this money actually come from borrowings, and do we actually know the source? Or do we, similarly, “print money”??????


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  102. John Durham, Michael Sussman and Hillary Clinton.

    Interesting situation.

    I suspect that while Durham won’t be sacked as a Special Prosecutor, he may be having his funding severely restricted, so that by the time he can indict HillBillary and Co, the statute to limitations will have run its course, and she won’t be going to gaol.
    But two can play that game, as Durham appears to be showing – if he gets a whole lot of stuff that seems unrelated (or is only marginally related) to the Sussman case on the public record, he may not be able to indict HillBillary but he can certainly have enough information on the public record to allow a Republican Congress to impeach her and thereby prevent her running for President in 2024.
    Now THAT would be worth seeing happen – basically, “You may avoid the legal consequences due to your political connections, but you will still be paying a price for what you did.”


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  103. Dotsays:
    May 17, 2022 at 10:26 am
    No one uses the term “cooker”. Stop astroturfing you space cadet.

    munty is trying (very trying) to seem young and hip, when in reality, he is a fat middle-aged man who runs a fantasy football website and is a slumlord on the side.


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  104. Husband was just having lunch & commented on the massive bill incurred by the government annually in the employment of consultants.

    It occurs to me that the argument that there is a huge transfer of wealth going on in western countries is correct. And that this transfer of wealth is to the minions of the bloated bureaucracies employed by western governments.


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  105. ” the first car will only overtake at the speed limit

    Slowvertaking

    Drives me crazy.”

    This is why you need a ridiculously overpowered V8 for country cruising – being able to zap up to 140-160 from 80 in 3 seconds or less lets you get past the slow-pokes on even the shortest stretch of broken centre-lines, and do it safely. And a modern 5.7+ litre V8 with fuel injection will still return better than 9L/100km (that’s > 30mpg!) on a country trip.


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  106. m0ntysays:
    May 17, 2022 at 10:42 am
    Haha, M0nty shows again that lefties are humourless.

    You weren’t making a joke, Bruce.

    ROFLMAO! munty the mind reader, but too stooopid to recognise parody, and claims to know another’s thoughts (from a thousand or so kms away).


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  107. These are people with obvious mental disease, Roger. Paranoid schizophrenia is a real thing which causes danger to the victims and people around them, and should be treated by medical professionals.

    Diagnosis by Dr munty, via the internet. Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo Whiskey India Tango.


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  108. Kneel – The judge is an Obama appointee.

    “Judge Christopher Cooper, appointed to the bench by former President Barack Obama, will preside in the trial in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The proceeding begins at 9 a.m. Eastern time.



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  109. m0ntysays:
    May 17, 2022 at 11:17 am
    You haven’t answered my question.

    Yes, harmless eccentrics should be left alone.

    munty tries to avoid incarceration (but given he is now into remote psychiatric diagnosis, the adjective “harmless” might not apply).


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  110. m0ntysays:
    May 17, 2022 at 11:23 am
    Bruce, you are not funny, and neither are most on the right who think they’re funny.

    Feeling a bit sensitive munty?

    That you seem to think that leftist humour is funny says a lot about the feebleness of your mentality,


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  111. thanked an ALP Senator who comes from the Tiwi Islands in her opening remarks completely ignoring the traditional owners standing beside her.

    Benny thinks that all those aborigines look the same?


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  112. Why is it that so many Cats & Kittees are salivating at the prospect of Kristina Keneally* getting the arse on Saturday? 🙂

    (Please limit your response to 100 words)

    (* aka: KK, “I’m Nobody’d Girl, c–t)


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  113. Teal sheilas a good investment…….

    Tech companies such as Australian-founded Atlassian are nursing deep wounds after months of pain on the sharemarket, and experts are warning the damage could get worse before they bounce back.

    Atlassian, founded by Aussies Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, has had its share price tumble about 60 per cent since November amid a wider global tech-sector rout.
    (From news.com)


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  114. I’m up and down to the South Coast often. The road is windy with few passing opportunities. The number of times I see people passing too late and slow even though they have the power to pass quickly.


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  115. Franksays:
    May 17, 2022 at 11:24 am
    Roger says:
    May 17, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Dogs usually bring out the best in people and for that reason I would be loathe to take them away on the basis of carbon footprint …

    If you are signing Animals Australia and PETA petitions regarding battery hens, live sheep exports, horse racing etc and you own a dog, you need to head to the hall of mirrors and take a good hard look at yourself.
    Because their end game is getting rid of domestic pets.


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  116. Kneelsays:

    May 17, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    ” the first car will only overtake at the speed limit

    Slowvertaking

    Drives me crazy.”

    This is why you need a ridiculously overpowered V8 for country cruising – being able to zap up to 140-160 from 80 in 3 seconds or less lets you get past the slow-pokes on even the shortest stretch of broken centre-lines, and do it safely

    You don’t need a monster V8.
    Mine is just a touch over 2 litres.
    Diesel plus turbo.
    I set the speed limiter warning at 130. If I put the boot into it from about 80-90, the speed limiter Bing Bong! usually goes off before I get level with the car in front.
    I am sure sfw will be here shortly telling me I deserve “one with the lot”, but cops with ticket quotas tend to think like that.
    The safest course of action is to spend as little time on the wrong side of the road as practicable.


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  117. “If you are signing Animals Australia and PETA petitions regarding battery hens, live sheep exports, horse racing etc and you own a dog, you need to head to the hall of mirrors and take a good hard look at yourself.
    Because their end game is getting rid of domestic pets.”

    Correct, which is why I would never ever give a penny to them. Same with any organisation with the words “Animal Justice” in their name.

    As for Animals Australia, I find it highly ironic (or moronic) that one of their board members is Melissa Parke, former ALP member for Fremantle and recent ALP candidate for Curtin (back in 2019…..she failed). Parke is a staunch advocate for the Palestinians, an apologist for the murderous theocratic regime running Gaza and a well known Israel hater…she supports the BDS. Unlike in Israel, concern for animal welfare in Gaza and the West Bank is virtually non-existent. And given what the Pallies do at Ramadan to goats and how they slaughter them, I’ve never heard Parke condemn any of that. I suppose her outrage is selective……she is a leftist after all.


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  118. Even managed to get a commemorative snap of the RAV4 in the tuart forest south of Perth from the RTA. Anyone who has driven one would realise they are comparatively rare.

    If that was the tuart forest near Ludlow, you can console yourself knowing that the camera operator is now most likely suffering from either or both Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus, both of which are endemic in that forest.


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  119. “Kneel – The judge is an Obama appointee.”

    True BoN, but consider – it is now on public record that 22(?) of the emails previously claimed to be “privileged” are not so privileged, and also that the DoJ has a copy of them, even if they can’t use them in the Sussman trial (unless defense wants to dispute certain matters, which of course they won’t, being the same lawyers representing HFA and DNC – a conflict of interest that Durham has already pointed out).

    However, since they are not privileged and are in the possession of DoJ, they can presumably be subpoenaed by the House or Senate and “reviewed” by those august bodies at their leisure – which the GOP could certainly do if they take control of both those houses come November.

    Furthermore, if it is shown at trial that HFA (“Hillary For America”) or the DNC “created” the Steele Dossier purely as “oppo” (opposition research – which the indictment indicates Durham can show they did) and then attempted to drag the FBI and CIA into investigating Trump and others by supplying it as factual and “not from any client or company” as Sussman’s SMS to the FBI legal head says, then this is also on the official record, and even if Durham does not have the resources to collate, collect and otherwise organise an indictment prior to the statute of limitations running out, it is still usable as “evidence” in an impeachment against HRC running for President, by making her not a “fit and proper person” (or whatever the wording is) to hold such an office, or even if she manages to dodge it and becomes President – such impeachments being at the whim of the house and senate and not constrained in the same manner as the judiciary.

    Durham isn’t stupid, is very methodical and IMO a patriot. If he thinks he is being set up to fail, he may be doing what he is to make sure there is a “poison pill” for the DNC and Hillary in what he actually can get done. As I said, it may mean they don’t serve any time in gaol for it, but they may still get “smashed” by it in other ways, most especially political ways. Which is rather a delicious irony, isn’t it – you use political connections to “save” yourself from gaol, but that tactic also ruins you politically if there is a sharp operator on the “other side”. And Durham is nothing if not “sharp”. So Hillary the the top DNC brass may find themselves on the “outer” with enough of the plebs to be a real problem for them personally and politically. And not just them, but also Biden and the DoJ appointees as well. Noice – couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of grubs, eh?

    Still, none of it may happen for any number of reasons, not the least of which is the GOP’s resolution to “get” such people has traditionally been very low – they often seem more concerned with what the New York Slimes says about them than reality, or what their voters want. I just put it out there as my take on what may be in the works. There’s still a lot to play out yet, and much we don’t know and may never know, but the above scenario seems possible at this time.


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  120. I set the speed limiter warning at 130. If I put the boot into it from about 80-90, the speed limiter Bing Bong

    are you sure you’re not confusing it with the lane departure warning?


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  121. Why is it that so many Cats & Kittees are salivating at the prospect of Kristina Keneally* getting the arse on Saturday? ?

    only fans?


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  122. Lefties regard no personal sacrifice as too great, including close relatives and truth:

    Robyn’s children say their mum was a “fit and healthy” 77-year-old they expected to have around for another 10 to 15 years.

    She got her first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in July 2021.

    Within weeks Robyn went from doing her own shopping and loading firewood to being paralysed, relying on her children and hospital staff to hand-feed her.

    She also experienced delusions and hallucinations.

    “It was horrendous, like torture,” her daughter Jo said.

    “It was watching your world suffer … she suffered so much.”

    She died in hospital on September 5 last year, leaving four children, six grandchildren and three cats.

    The cause of death listed on her death certificate is “Guillain-Barre syndrome in the setting of recent AstraZeneca vaccination”.

    The kids are cool with it, the Greater Good and so on. Jerks.

    Robyn’s four children, Kris, Kate, Jo and Ross, are all vaccinated and fully support the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

    “I know the odds are very small and I believe in the vaccination program,” Ross said.

    Oh, wait:

    Kate said a federal health department official has offered to put them in touch with someone from Services Australia who could help them fill out the form three times, but no help has been forthcoming.

    They said they believed they were entitled to a lump sum payment of $70,680 plus funeral expenses, but they have questions about how the scheme works.

    “As it reads it feels like pain and suffering for someone who died is not valued,” Ross said.

    Having your cake and eating it is called to mind.


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