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  1. Restaurateur offered $13k to attract workers, but no one applied

    Melbourne restaurateur Liam Ganley was so desperate for staff he offered young Brits free flights, accommodation and sponsorship – worth about $13,000 in total – but did not get a single applicant.

    “Some of the decisions made here are finally catching up with us,” Mr Ganley told AFR Weekend, referring to Victoria’s long COVID-19 lockdown.

    “There’s a lot of negative sentiment toward Victoria in Europe, it got a lot of airtime on the news.

    “People were saying to us, ‘why I would go that prison?’ Now it’s a big job to convince people to get over here. We were getting abused and had to take the ads down.”

    The Irishman runs St Kilda bars Freddie Wimpoles and The Fifth Province, Prahran steakhouse Angus & Bon, as well as the newly revamped Bay Hotel on the Mornington Peninsula.

    He used to get stacks of CVs from backpackers and recalls having to turn people away daily. But chronic staffing shortages – he has lost up to 30 per cent of his workforce – due to a lack of working holidaymakers has forced him to reduce trading at two venues to five days a week.

    Mr Ganley said he was just about ready to give up advertising jobs on SEEK. He is also faced with the rising cost of utilities and produce.

    “It’s harder to trade now than in the middle of COVID. We need to reduce the red tape, scrap the visa application fees [currently $495], and get people over here because we’re running out of options to get employees,” he said.

    In the six months since Australia reopened its border on December 15, 69,225 working holiday visas have been granted, according to the Department of Home Affairs.

    Of those, only 24,725 have entered Australia, which means there are 44,500 people with valid visas still offshore. By comparison, 269,859 working holidaymakers arrived in Australia in calendar year 2019.

    The federal government refunded the $495 visa fee for visa holders who arrived in Australia between January 19 and April 19 to entice working holidaymakers back. There has been no word of an extension

    Bare bones

    Bryce Edwards, executive chef at Fitzroy eateries Transformer and Vegie Bar, said his venues were running on bare bones and sometimes had to cancel whole days of bookings if too many staff members were sidelined with COVID-19.

    “We always relied on working holidaymakers, but we never realised how much,” Mr Edwards said. “We need to entice them back.”

    Jia-Yen Lee had to close her Richmond-based Vietnamese restaurant, Anchovy, for four days in the last two weeks.

    She said the widespread staffing shortage had exposed an overreliance on foreign workers. But rather than trying to entice them back, Ms Lee said the industry needed to focus on developing the domestic workforce.

    “Hospitality is often seen by locals as a stepping stone and not a proper career path,” Ms Lee said. “Being a chef, let alone a waiter, isn’t seen the same way as being a sparky or a chippy.”

    Restaurant and Catering Australia chief executive Wes Lambert said the food service industry lost nearly 100,000 workers during the pandemic and had not recovered them.

    Local workforce

    He agreed with Ms Lee that a two-pronged approach was needed to grow a local workforce while also encouraging internationals to return.

    Australia’s global reputation for closed borders would take both time and advertising to undo, Mr Lambert said, adding that both state and federal governments needed to think outside the square.

    One such example could be the South Australian Tourism Commission’s campaign to draw 200 young British working holidaymakers to Australia, announced in late April, with £10 ($17) return flights to Adelaide, channelling the post-war migration scheme.

    This was a clever move that made headlines in the UK, according to an industry leader, but won’t be enough to solve chronic job shortages in hospitality.


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  2. Rabz says: May 14, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    Yes, remember it well. The exact quote was “we haven’t mandated vaccines, except when we have”

    Hmmmm, no results.
    Removing the quotes find lots of august institutions assuring me that nobody was forced to take them as the vaccinations were not mandatory… and simultaneously in many States it was legal for organisations to require vaccination, while MurdochMessages told us “What you won’t be able to do without the COVID-19 vaccine”.
    They weren’t forced in the sense that you were for several months expected to give up many aspects of life and possibly income if you didn’t get jabbed. So not like force at all!
    Accept the doublespeak, vote for the Uniparty.


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  3. Shatterzz
    I don’t know about incoming mail from the US but I’ve been sending parcels to the US since forever, no issues in the last nine months.

    I collect stamps and have had a few, “Sorry, PO not accepting mail for OZ at the moment due to BAT FLU”, over attempted purchases between last September & this February .. they have resumed now ..


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  4. This is very weird. I can only think of one way this can be happening.

    Well the mucosal compartment of the immmune system is largely separate from the immune system of the body’s interior.
    Possibly the jabs were suppressing virus on the inside, but they never created antibodies in the mucosal compartment so the virus can still get a foothold there?

    Okay, I dunno, but do I get a scratch’n’sniff sticker for trying?


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  5. OldOzziesays:
    May 14, 2022 at 12:03 pm
    What a Bunch of Dogs – “My Body My Choice” – Boy are their Choices Lousy

    The blonde on the right would probably scrub up OK in a nice dress and makeup.


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  6. Melbourne restaurateur Liam Ganley was so desperate for staff he offered young Brits free flights, accommodation and sponsorship – worth about $13,000 in total – but did not get a single applicant.

    Young Poms are the most likely to be unvaccinated since the crud barely affects young people, and they’ll be quite aware of all the dead soccer players.

    I suspect requiring two vaccinations and one or two boosters will be prominently listed as a required condition of entry, especially to Victoria. Plus having to wear masks all day in such jobs. Which may well be more reasons why they’re not coming.


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  7. What sort of a brain damaged moral vacuum thinks engaging in such an activity is in any way acceptable?
    Cop lives next door. While taking out front recently he mentioned he was changing jobs. Mrs Eyrie asked if he was going to Traffic. He replied that no, he was trying to retain some vestiges of humanity.


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  8. Nephew of slain gangster ‘Brownie’ Ahmad gunned down

    Any chance we can deport all of these “families” to an island somewhere where they can fight it out?

    Are they all the beneficiaries of Australia’s benevolence in precious years?


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  9. OldOzzie says:
    May 14, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    Restaurateur offered $13k to attract workers, but no one applied

    Melbourne restaurateur Liam Ganley was so desperate for staff he offered young Brits free flights, accommodation and sponsorship – worth about $13,000 in total – but did not get a single applicant.

    300,000 permanent visa holders and 60,000 Australian residents left Australia when the lockdowns and mandatory jabbings started, they won’t be coming back. Ongoing mandatory jabbings in Victoria, where three jabs is now required to be employable, means that no Brits will go there.


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  10. I will never forget how [Morrison] told the country back in early July, iirc, last year that Australia does not mandate vaccines.

    A display of contemptible moral cowardice. One of many.

    Australians distrust Morrison so much they’re prepared to make Anthony Albanese Prime Minister.


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  11. Except BoN there are no vaccine requirements to enter Australia, or to wear masks in the hospitality industry.
    I think Victoria is just seen as a place that treats residents like rubbish.


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  12. There is also plenty of work in the UK and it’s summer there.
    I remember talking to my Irish landlady in 2015, her nieces and nephews had gone to work in Dubai and Australia because of earlier high unemployment in Ireland but were going home because things had improved.
    Perhaps the hospitality industry should be spruiking and offering assisted fares in Spain and Portugal who have, or had, much higher youth unemployment.


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  13. Ongoing mandatory jabbings in Victoria, where three jabs is now required to be employable, means that no Brits will go there.

    Part of Andrews’ strategy to crush businesses whose staff are not easily unionised.


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  14. I think Victoria is just seen as a place that treats residents like rubbish.

    Yes, I don’t think it is so much what is written into the regs today.
    It is the uncertainty that Hunchback and Slugger could lock people down on a whim and trap people here with no means of earning an income or getting out.
    That risk might be overstated now, but it doesn’t matter. That is the perception after two years of knee-jerk bullshit, and it is hard to shake.
    Remember, most of these backpackers will have a network of people who are here or have been here recently. That will be their source of information, not some bullshit “Welcome Back!” video on the Victorian Government website.


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  15. Perhaps the hospitality industry should be spruiking and offering assisted fares in Spain and Portugal …

    No thanks.
    I came here to get away from them.
    Who wants their tapas and tempranillo served by a Spaniard?


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  16. Old blokesays:
    May 14, 2022 at 1:00 pm
    OldOzzie says:
    May 14, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    Restaurateur offered $13k to attract workers, but no one applied

    Melbourne restaurateur Liam Ganley was so desperate for staff he offered young Brits free flights, accommodation and sponsorship – worth about $13,000 in total – but did not get a single applicant.

    300,000 permanent visa holders and 60,000 Australian residents left Australia when the lockdowns and mandatory jabbings started, they won’t be coming back. Ongoing mandatory jabbings in Victoria, where three jabs is now required to be employable, means that no Brits will go there.

    I’ve been telling people we are not going to see the revival of tourism, working holiday, and possibly students because it was well publicised overseas just how quickly Australia went full on totalitarian state. The article posted at the top of the page is just showing how true it is.
    Oh, and booting the world No. 1 tennis star didn’t help either. The government admitting he had everything in order to enter the country, but kicking him out anyway had people questioning why they’d make the effort to get here when that could be them.


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  17. My bad
    Hospitality industry in Vic still requires double dosed.
    Let’s see if that gets eased if Dannite luminaries can’t get their fair trade organic soy lattes. Getting your booking at the Vegie Bar cancelled must be already causing intense suffering.


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  18. They weren’t forced in the sense that you were for several months expected to give up many aspects of life and possibly income if you didn’t get jabbed.

    Still cant work on a WA minesite without proof of vaccination.

    Because “science’.
    Or mcClows tiny tiny weenis which he is compensating for.


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  19. Australians distrust Morrison so much they’re prepared to make Anthony Albanese Prime Minister.

    Bullshit.
    Mandatory as far as Government goes, means they can force yo0u to take it.
    I’ve knocked back plenty of work the past 25 years over the issue of employers insisting on Hep B vaccination and Q-Fever vaccination.
    I didn’t get the KillShot either, but i’m still doing alright.

    Albanese says you’re getting the Shot [whether you want it or not].
    Kamala Harris says you’ll get the shot or you’ll be shot,
    and Scotty Morrison says it’s not Mandatory.
    What else do you want Scotty to do, draw you a fucking picture, hold your hand, and dress you in the morning?


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  20. Sancho Panzersays:
    May 14, 2022 at 1:20 pm
    Perhaps the hospitality industry should be spruiking and offering assisted fares in Spain and Portugal …

    No thanks.
    I came here to get away from them.
    Who wants their tapas and tempranillo served by a Spaniard?

    I do but only in Spain. I thought you came here to get away from the windmills.


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  21. Bluey at 1:20.
    Yes.
    Djokovic.
    Your average backpacker sees that and thinks, “Whoa! They can cancel the visa of the world #1 tennis player on a whim? What hope would I have?”


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  22. Sancho Panzersays:
    May 14, 2022 at 1:34 pm
    Bluey at 1:20.
    Yes.
    Djokovic.
    Your average backpacker sees that and thinks, “Whoa! They can cancel the visa of the world #1 tennis player on a whim? What hope would I have?”

    Exactly. It’s not like he’s from some minor sport, he’s one of the most recognised sportsmen in the world. End of the day, Australia is the arse end of the world. It’s expensive to get here, expensive to live here and if we have demonstrated that sort of capricious behavior why wouldn’t you go, well, just about anywhere else?


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  23. What else do you want Scotty to do

    Withdraw the emergency powers he granted himself and use the power of the pursestrings to force the States to follow suit.

    The first has been done ( https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Scrutiny_of_Delegated_Legislation/Scrutiny_of_COVID-19_instruments) the second hes completely MIA on.
    In addition he needs to build a time machine go back 2 years and neck himself to prevent the mongloidism he subjected Australia too from occurring in the first place.


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  24. I don’t mind Rub’n’Tug mandating vaccination as long he doesn’t mind the vaccination I give him in return. I somehow think he won’t like the side effects.


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  25. Regards the Fairsky dining room picture at MichaelSmithNews,
    both the women look like hookers, the older guy sitting next to Albanese’s mother looks a bit like Lennie McPherson.


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  26. Sorry to change the subject. How is that multiculturalism going for you?

    Nephew of slain Sydney underworld figure Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad shot dead

    Always was and always will be the result bad immigration policy.


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  27. These bikie killings are all part of a channel 9 conspiracy to put together another Underbelly series.
    Which after the first series re the Morans were abominations.


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  28. As for scomo and the LNP, they were lost as soon as they drank the cloimet choinge coolaid. From my perspective the LNP have deteriorated ever since Turdbull knifed Abbott, they are so close to becoming the greens that they deserve to be thumped in this election, PML.


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  29. It looks like the FT has gotten the scoop re the US requesting ceasefire talks with Russia.
    Most other reports appear to be after the FT broke the news.
    How come this isn’t getting the coverage it should be.
    The FT is not some fringe outlet.


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  30. Voting System for the Senate this time is:
    6 numbers above the line or a minimum of 12 below the line.

    LNP in Qld are recommending One Nation # 2
    LDP #3
    UAP [Palmer] #4
    Values Party # 5
    Australian Democrats # 6


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  31. You lot just sit around here praising ScoMo.

    Albanese will win not off how useless ScoMo is, but because Albanese! Is such a superstar.

    He’s probably the smartest Australian to ever have lived.


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  32. Our small tourist town has several cafes, two pubs and a couple of takeaway places. All of them are opening on limited hours as they can’t get staff, they are lucky to open four days a week, including the bakery. A couple of factors keep coming up, the cost of housing, there has been a huge influx of people buying up property and prices have almost doubled in the past two years, so the few rentals available are very expensive. Throw in lots of sit down money, vax mandates and masks etc and there’s not many workers available, plus more than a few have moved elsewhere in search of cheaper rent.

    Can’t see things getting back to normal for many years, if ever.


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  33. Dotsays:
    May 14, 2022 at 12:25 pm
    This is very weird. I can only think of one way this can be happening.

    What would that be? This is an intriguing mystery to the uninitiated.

    I’m playing on the “fragments” idea rather than the whole virus. That suggests a possible retrovirus type function where fragments of the RNA are transcribed to become DNA in structures called amplicons, which lie outside our genome and nucleus. There are 2 studies which indicate this possibility. One of the references notes that while they detect viral RNA they cannot generate the virus from those fragments and that in the patients they find different elements of the virus but no indication that of all the viral elements in the patients.

    I’m guessing DOT, it takes a lot of reading to dig into this stuff and in these days I’m no longer so inclined.


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  34. What cant go on wont go on…

    Surely??
    https://www.takimag.com/article/carlyle-style/
    I went to dinner at designer Carolina Herrera’s house the other evening and the next day read how swanky Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side, starting with the Herrera boutique, has lowered the lights and opens the doors by appointment only due to brazen daytime shoplifting. Carolina’s place has been robbed so many times it now pretends to be shuttered. The designer herself told me that if someone looks suspicious and is refused entry, it is deemed racist and she could be sued. Her swankiest handbag sells for 4,500 big ones, and a brazen thief picked up four or five of them recently and then ordered the doorman to open it for him. No one dared refuse him. Nearby Chanel and Prada, one block down from me, are also tightly locked up with more security guards than clients.


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  35. As you’re here DOT this might interest you. Turkesterone is an unusual supplement. Next to zero research on it but many report good muscle gains with it. What studies are available suggest other benefits.


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  36. Inflationary question.
    True or False? :

    as long as the US sells its debt on the international markets, hyperinflation is entirely impossible. No ifs or buts. The simplicity may be deceiving, and apparently is for many, but sometimes things really are that simple. (Almost) nobody bought German debt in 1923, or Zimbabwe’s in 2000 or thereabouts.

    When I have some answers, I will reveal who the proponent and the contrarian were on that old exchange, with the contrarian being more familiar to readers here.


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  37. ukronazis must be close to collapse

    Shoigu for the first time in months, urging “an immediate cease-fire in Ukraine,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby says.

    The call between Austin and his Russian counterpart is the first since Feb. 18, according to Kirby. It’s also the first since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, which has now lasted 79 days.

    “Secretary Austin urged an immediate cease-fire in Ukraine and emphasized the importance of maintaining lines of communication,” Kirby said.



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  38. NFA nails it.

    Prediction:-

    Until such time as Australians are presented with referendums on every single International Agreement not already passed into Australian Law and said agreements passed by a majority of voters in a majority of States then we are mere serfs in a Global Governance Boondoggle and it will not fucking matter who wins some minor country fantasia of voting in an ‘election’.

    Australians have nil sovereignty over the country.

    The day after the May 21 elections, Australian ‘delegates’ to the so called United Nations World Health Organization will be voting to affirm Australia will concede sovereignty over our Health System.

    We will have a so called National Cabinet and State Emergencies for evermore!

    I even doubt that Victoria will have their November 2022 fourth year State Election.

    In amongst all this crap kindly note that Global Warming is already pushed as a Global Health Problem.



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  39. Dot says:
    May 14, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    You lot just sit around here praising ScoMo.

    Albanese will win not off how useless ScoMo is, but because Albanese! Is such a superstar.

    He’s probably the smartest Australian to ever have lived.

    Comedy gold, FMD.


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  40. feelthebernsays:

    May 14, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    These bikie killings are all part of a channel 9 conspiracy to put together another Underbelly series.
    Which after the first series re the Morans were abominations.

    I recently chained myself to a chair and watched the 2-parter on Melissa Caddick.
    Excruciating the way they stretched that one out.
    Very simple story.
    Dodgy “Financial Advisor” caught with fingers in the till and goes off The Gap.
    The end.
    Tragic for those involved but, in aggregate, not a massive amount of money.
    They beat it up to make her look like some sort of amalgam of Mata Hari, Bernie Madoff and Tony Mokbel (escape by yacht).
    Absolute bilge.


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  41. Yet another anti-Uniparty political orphan at the Speccie. The last two paragraphs follow:

    https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/05/tweedlescomo-and-tweedlealbo/

    At this federal election, rather than providing the voting public with a choice between two visionary policies, we are presented with two leaders backing the growing Canberra bureaucracy who are supplying our whims regardless of cost. Both seem happy to go along with increased borrowings to the point where increasing interest rates threatens to drive us into recession and businesses into bankruptcy. But of course, our leaders are of the ‘governing class’ and will not be personally impacted. They have legislated sinecures of plenty for the rest of their lives.

    So, to this old Bushy who has lived through many election campaigns, these two ‘would-be if they could-be’ leaders have nothing unique by way of policy to recommend them for our support.

    TweedleScomo and TweedleAlbo are indistinguishable.

    This old Bushy will not be voting for either.



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  42. “I had this kind of crazy experience, right after Trump got elected,” MacDowell said. “I was really disturbed that nobody seemed to care about the vagina[-grabbing] comment; I had gotten really sad. I went to do a job, a day’s work, and I had my very first panic attack. I was getting ready to shoot something, and I turn around and it’s, like, a roomful of men. Like, a sea of men. It flashed on something that was personal for me. And I dropped to my knees.”

    the utter madness of the leftoid wymisnsis


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  43. thefrollickingmolesays:

    May 14, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    This is truly a sign the real estate bubble is shortly to become rubble.

    Yep.
    Just looked through the Australian “Mansion” magazine.
    I concluded that some of the smart money at the top end was headed for the bench to sit this one out.


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  44. both the women look like hookers, the older guy sitting next to Albanese’s mother looks a bit like Lennie McPherson.
    Which might make the other bloke, a young, .. Joe Tripodi .. LOL!


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  45. Very simple story.
    Dodgy “Financial Advisor” caught with fingers in the till and goes off The Gap.

    Fun fact.
    The accountant that “audited” the super funds is still operating to do this day.
    Pending the appeal of their banning being completed.
    Weird old system.


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  46. Found a Putin Joke

    Putin joke

    Putin dies and goes to hell, but after a while, he is given a day off for good behavior.

    So he goes to Moscow, enters a bar, orders a drink, and asks the bartender:

    -Is Crimea ours?

    -Yes, it is.

    -And the Donbas?

    -Also ours.

    -And Kyiv?

    -We got that too.

    Satisfied, Putin drinks, and asks:

    -Thanks, how much do I owe you?

    -5 euros.



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  47. things going swimmingly in unzed

    Police Minister Poto Williams disputes ‘very strongly’ Govt is soft on crime as ram raids ramp up in Auckland

    Fuel prices hit all time high of $3.15 a litre in Auckland



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  48. The call between Austin and his Russian counterpart is the first since Feb. 18

    Haha. This is from the daily Pentagon press briefing last night:

    Dan Lamothe@DanLamothe · 11h
    The United States for weeks have been trying to get in touch with senior Russian officials to keep lines of communication open. Russia has rebuffed those efforts repeatedly.

    Dan Lamothe@DanLamothe · 11h
    That makes the timing of today’s call with Shoigu interesting. The senior official declined to go beyond a Pentagon readout, which said Austin called for a ceasefire, and added that it “wasn’t for a lack of trying” that the U.S. had not been able to talk with Russian officials.

    So Russia hasn’t been taking Slow Joe’s calls, nor Austin’s. And they’ve been trying and trying every day to get through. Now they have, yay!

    Seems like Poot has as poor a view of the Usurper in the WH as we do.


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  49. Dotsays:
    May 14, 2022 at 12:25 pm
    This is very weird. I can only think of one way this can be happening.
    What would that be? This is an intriguing mystery to the uninitiated.

    There are quite a few papers, other than the one in “Nature” a few days ago, re the evidence for viral fragments of Covid lingering in the gut after initial infection. Prof. Bob Clancy has long argued re the role of mucosal transfer of virus to the gut. For this reason a good probiotic, like the bidfidum infantis strain in the product Meta Align is worth considering.


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  50. The accountant that “audited” the super funds is still operating to do this day.

    Seriously?
    FMD!
    Her fucking FSL rego was dodgy, straight off the bat.
    My audit/accounting is done electronically.
    I give read-only authorisation to my accountants/auditor and they create the books and do the audit from direct downloads from banks and ASX institutions.
    The lesson out of this is anyone running funds and wanting to stick to paper accounting and audit needs to be put under a microscope.


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  51. Vickisays:
    May 14, 2022 at 2:50 pm
    Dotsays:
    May 14, 2022 at 12:25 pm
    This is very weird. I can only think of one way this can be happening.
    What would that be? This is an intriguing mystery to the uninitiated.

    There are quite a few papers, other than the one in “Nature” a few days ago, re the evidence for viral fragments of Covid lingering in the gut after initial infection. Prof. Bob Clancy has long argued re the role of mucosal transfer of virus to the gut. For this reason a good probiotic, like the bidfidum infantis strain in the product Meta Align is worth considering.

    Not just the gut, the fragments are found in other tissues.

    In the meantime, more studies have suggested lingering viral reservoirs beyond the gut. Another team of researchers has studied tissue collected from autopsies of 44 people who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and found evidence of viral RNA in many sites, including the heart, eyes and brain4. Viral RNA and proteins were detected up to 230 days after infection. The study has not yet been peer reviewed.



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  52. The accountant was clearly in on it.
    Data feeds do 90% of the work for most.
    No data feeds (she was running fake accounts) equals fraud.


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  53. Franksays:
    May 14, 2022 at 2:49 pm
    Turkesterone, snicker. Nice try but nobody is going to fall for that one.

    Holy shit, it actually exists.

    For those interested, Pure Bullfit and Greg Doucette on youtube give an account of their experience with it. Both favourable but at first Pure Bullfit thought it was BS. When I checked on pubmed it was found to be protective against some pathologies. Because the effect was so strong for the above 2 people I’d be careful with it because anything that has such a pronounced metabolic effect may have a downside. There are Russian studies going back to the 1970’s but unfortunately so little research is available.


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  54. feelthebernsays:

    May 14, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    These bikie killings are all part of a channel 9 conspiracy to put together another Underbelly series.
    Which after the first series re the Morans were abominations.

    I’m celebrating that they are killing each other. They are spare parts.


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  55. I’m celebrating that they are killing each other. They are spare parts.

    It’s fine until they do it front of a van of kids at the footy one Saturday morning.
    Or that’s what VicPlod found out.


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  56. Roger Franklin’s lament at Quadrant.

    Insights from Quadrant

    Journalism, truth’s antidote

    Until recently, Zac Kriegman was a very well paid data analyst with Reuters. But then he crunched the numbers of US police shootings involving black Americans and quickly discerned the Black Lives Matter narrative, the one being promoted by his news-wire employer, had not the slightest basis in fact.

    The result of urging a journalistic enterprise to tell the truth? Mr Kreigman is no longer a Reuters employee. He writes at Substack:

    In one story, Reuters reported on police in Kenosha, Wisconsin shooting a black man, Jacob Blake, in the back—but failed to mention that they did so only after he grabbed a knife and looked likely to lunge at them.

    In another story, Reuters referred “to a wave of killings of African-Americans by police using unjustified lethal force,” despite a lack of statistical evidence that such a wave of police killings had taken place. (In 2020, 18 unarmed black Americans were killed by police, according to The Washington Post database.)

    And in yet another, Reuters referred to the shooting of Michael Brown as one of a number of “egregious examples of lethal police violence,” despite the fact that an investigation conducted by the Justice Department—then run by Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder—had cleared the police officer in question of all wrongdoing.

    A pattern was starting to emerge: Reporters and editors would omit key details that undermined the BLM narrative. More important than reporting accurately was upholding—nurturing—that storyline.

    Having been relentlessly attacked, including being likened to a Klansman by fellow Reuters employees on the company’s intraweb internal messaging system, he was fired.

    Kriegman’s is an American story, but also by extension an Australian one, as Reuters and AAP dispatches form the backbone of what we are told of life as it is allegedly lived on the other side of the Pacific. Bear that in mind when you next tune in to the ABC or pick up a Nine newspaper.



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  57. Notafan’s level of intellect..

    The tourism industry should give the backpackers cheap fares to come over here……

    Honestly, she must be working for one of the UNiparties.

    You couldn’t be so dismissive of those not jabbed if you tried.

    I bet she believes 99.9999999999 percent of Victorians are jabbed, because Dan told her so.

    And triple jabbed.
    But fuck Australians that can’t work, miss muffett of the public brainfart, couldn’t give a shit, other Australians should just spend to bring in back packers.

    We let them vote.
    Always remember that.


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  58. m0nty says:

    May 14, 2022 at 11:40 am

    The only reason why montell is correct is because everything woke turns to shit.

    The only way for the Grammar schools to avoid this is to reject any and all public funding. The minute they started accepting government largesse was the moment that they started marching lockstep with Stalin.

    Fatboy, we went through this at the old blog.

    Part of our taxes is for education.
    Parents of those kids pay taxes.
    The amount the government sends to private schools per pupil is actually less that the amount spent on kids going to government schools. If the system as sovietized and all kids went to government schools, it would cost us a packet.
    Shut up and get back in the basement. Covid is still around and you’re not allowed at ground level. Keep this up and I’ll dob you in the Brett Sutton for not obeying lockup rules for fatties.


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  59. rickw, a pal of mine owns one of those Hummels.

    What sort of engine did he go with?

    I was thinking of maybe a Briggs V twin and seeing if you could thread a reduction shaft between the cylinder banks to get it mounted lower down.

    Would also give you the option of some sort of through propeller hub launching equipment!


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  60. I will never forget how [Morrison] told the country back in early July, iirc, last year that Australia does not mandate vaccines.

    Mrs Speedbox has said she sees Morrison as a slut. I asked her what she meant and she said that Morrison goes from one person to another, all the time, changes opinion (like changing a dress) to suit the next environment and seems to have no real conviction to anything. Ethically and morally vague.

    A rather pithy comment.


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  61. rickw, a pal of mine owns one of those Hummels.
    What sort of engine did he go with?

    Half VW, which is the recommended engine. IIRC about 37 hp. Direct drive. His has a perspex full canopy too.


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  62. Sancho Panzer:

    It is a valid question Winston.
    Why do some vaxxed cop it daily from Kenn Worth Road Ranger, and others get a free pass.
    Which reasons for being vaxxed are valid and which are not?

    Sorry it’s taken so long to get back to you – been in bed all day with a migraine.
    I don’t have an answer to your question, apart from I think he’s become too involved in his position and – like the rest of us – there has has a lot of emotional capital invested in his position.
    I know I’m still coming to terms with what nasty bastards have been under the rock that Fauci kicked over and who thought they could kick everyone in the guts while they were down.
    I’d suggest Struth is ‘fear biting’ like a dog that has been kicked too many times, someone who gets too close to his position will get bitten.
    I wouldn’t know – I’m not a psychiatrist.
    The thought we all had of having a Labrador Puppy government, fat, happy and stupid, but doing its best to help, has been replaced by a bitter snarly handbag dog that has finally gotten out and sees itself as free to bite everything in its path.
    While we may have known the truth intellectually, now we know it in our guts and that has been quite a revelation for many.
    Mind you, I scroll past Struth because he has become angry and bitter and I would prefer to remember him as the Travelling Troubadour with lots of stories and stuff.
    Hopefully this whole episode of the WZV and our governments dictatorial streak will come good.
    But I don’t think it will.


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  63. feelthebernsays:
    May 14, 2022 at 3:05 pm
    Watch a couple of Warhammer 40k vids on YouTube & your feed gets flooded with them.

    I’ve been watching the Halo series, now up to episode 8. Quite good. It feels rather strange to playing video games with grey hair and failing cognition. Almost as strange as being the oldest in the local gym but pumping more iron than many there(new gym so not impressive because many newbies there). Injuries though, knee dodgy but not bad, strange pain in my left forearm, tweaked a muscle in my back two weeks ago, and when I get home I collapse on the bed waiting for a recharge.


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  64. Speedboxsays:
    May 14, 2022 at 3:24 pm
    I will never forget how [Morrison] told the country back in early July, iirc, last year that Australia does not mandate vaccines.

    Mrs Speedbox has said she sees Morrison as a slut. I asked her what she meant and she said that Morrison goes from one person to another, all the time, changes opinion (like changing a dress) to suit the next environment and seems to have no real conviction to anything. Ethically and morally vague.

    A rather pithy comment.

    I rather like Mrs. Speedbox. 🙂


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  65. Archibald Prize: ‘Political gesture’ the art of cruelty
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN

    What can one say to the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW? Stop it or you’ll go blind?

    The intensity of the ideological self-indulgence would be amusing if it weren’t also so sad.

    But, alas, they couldn’t bring themselves to award the ­Archibald Prize to the best picture when there was the irresistible temptation of a work by a black artist whose subject was a black woman. As a bonus, they got a reference to the Lismore floods.

    In the process, they have ­gratuitously insulted Robert Hannaford yet again. His self-portrait is clearly the outstanding work in this year’s exhibition, far better than the winner on any set of criteria: it demonstrates much greater mastery of the technical art of painting, but also and more importantly it is superior in character, sense of inner life and humanity.

    I have been in touch with many professional artists over the past week and the quality of Hannaford’s painting was obvious to all of them.

    To overlook Hannaford again feels pointed, like a deliberate act of cruelty as well as stupidity. But it seems the trustees simply couldn’t bear to select an artist who happened to be male and white. It is as though, in some perverse logic, Hannaford had to be made to pay for all the imagined wickedness of humans who fall into those two categories.

    He becomes a scapegoat ­immolated by rich and privileged people to make a show of dubious contrition for their own privilege.

    But beyond the personal insult to a distinguished artist who has too often been overlooked in favour of third-rate pictures, the trustees have made it clear they have no interest in supporting good art; they are only concerned to make vacuous political gestures, in the process once more rewarding the most over-rewarded categories of artists in Australia today.

    The result is a travesty, and it is further evidence to support my suggestion that the Archibald be transferred to more competent judges. It should be selected and judged by a panel – however constituted – of professional portrait painters, the kind that people actually commission when they want a good portrait.

    These painters could be counted on to choose both the finalists and the eventual winner on more solid criteria than rich would-be progressives whitewashing their wealth with smug ideological choices.

    Christopher Allen is The Australian’s national art critic

    Excellent point. This virtue-signalling is everywhere in the Arts world.

    Most literary awards, for example, are dominated by the seeming need to give the prizes to entries according to who they were written by, not whether they are any good.


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  66. Pagind Dr Freud emergency inpatient for you…

    and I turn around and it’s, like, a roomful of men. Like, a sea of men*. It flashed** on something that was personal for me***. And I dropped to my knees****.”

    *Sea of men… sea men?… semen??
    ** Semen-flashing
    *** Semen-flashing-onto your person?
    **** Oh COME ON MAN… this cannot be real…


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  67. Colonel Crispin Berkasays:
    May 14, 2022 at 2:23 pm
    Inflationary question.
    True or False? :

    as long as the US sells its debt on the international markets, hyperinflation is entirely impossible. No ifs or buts. The simplicity may be deceiving, and apparently is for many, but sometimes things really are that simple. (Almost) nobody bought German debt in 1923, or Zimbabwe’s in 2000 or thereabouts.

    When I have some answers, I will reveal who the proponent and the contrarian were on that old exchange, with the contrarian being more familiar to readers here.

    The key here is that the USD$ is the world’s reserve currency, so when the Fraud-in-Chief issues $trillions in debt and the Fed Reserve prints money that increases the supply by 37% in one year, all those government agencies and contractors and welfare recipients and planned parenthood and all the other “infrastructure” providers are now have lots of $ to buy, for example, petrol (gas as they call it), bidding up the price of petroleum products at the same time as supply is restricted due to supply chain issues and production/exploration restrictions in the USA. Same goes for most other commodities.

    Next is $40B for Ukraine, which will spend it (minus the kickbacks) on the international market.


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  68. I asked her what she meant and she said that Morrison goes from one person to another, all the time, changes opinion (like changing a dress) to suit the next environment and seems to have no real conviction to anything.

    Way back in 2010 I heard Morrison speak at The Sydney Institute & was impressed with his affirmation of the Australian cultural values at a time when the Islamic element in our community was making its cultural imperatives felt. I thought he represented Middle Australia. So, after Malcolm’s demise, I though he would be a better “fit” for the Liberal Party than Peter Dutton.

    Boy, was I wrong!!! At this point in time, the only viable members of the Coalition I would want to see in a leadership role are Peter Dutton or Matt Canavan.


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  69. feelthebernsays:

    May 14, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    The accountant was clearly in on it.
    Data feeds do 90% of the work for most.
    No data feeds (she was running fake accounts) equals fraud.

    It shits me when they call it a “sophisticated fraud”.
    No it isn’t.
    It is like betting on Saturday’s races on Sunday.
    Add in some photo-shop, a good printer and a line of patter about how you picked the investments and voilà!
    Winner!


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  70. Dotsays:
    May 14, 2022 at 3:42 pm
    Watch a couple of Warhammer 40k vids on YouTube & your feed gets flooded with them.

    As is the will of our Emperor and the High Lords of Terra.

    I could go a bit of inquisitional burn the heretic, purge the unclean, of our political class….


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  71. The thought we all had of having a Labrador Puppy government, fat, happy and stupid, but doing its best to help, has been replaced by a bitter snarly handbag dog that has finally gotten out and sees itself as free to bite everything in its path.

    Especially its owners.

    And now it will be given the green dream (no pun intended).

    They took the line of least resistance, allowed themselves to be wedged by the rabid premiers and did absolutely nothing about it. Instead they chomped on their supporters. Now they want us to forget.

    Once bitten…


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  72. ‘bern earlier.

    It’s fine until they do it front of a van of kids at the footy one Saturday morning.

    Er, yes.
    Particularly when the MO of that particular chap was to use a sawn-off shottie for knockdown and a handgun for the coup de grâce*.
    The knockdown shots ensured the kids took home some of dad on their footy jumpers.

    * Not to be confused with a coup d’état.
    Different thing.


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  73. Ahaha!

    I’m now feeling extra special…I think.

    A woman is a feeling, a shimmering nimbus of possibility, an echo of distant dreams reverberating gingerly through a winter’s gloaming. She is a mewling constellation, a bagful of semi-felched pixies, the enchanted stardust that pirouettes luminously on the spindle of time.

    Thanks TFM.


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  74. Winston at 3:37.
    Actually I don’t have any view on the the validity of the various reasons people got vaxxed (or not, as the case may be).
    It is their call to make.
    Totally theirs.


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  75. Colonel Crispin Berka
    May 14, 2022 at 12:05 pm
    Yes, remember it well. The exact quote was “we haven’t mandated vaccines, except when we have”

    OK, Colonel Berka – I’ll be honest here -the quote was truncated for convenience. However, I did hear it with my own two ears – on Sky.

    “We haven’t mandated vaccines, except when we have (at which point Morristeen proceeds to identify all the vaccine mandates in various “industry” sectors”, e.g. aged care).

    The quote is accurate even if truncated. I was actually surprised at the gall of the fat useless moron that he could make such a statement and think people wouldn’t identify the obvious absurdity and dishonesty. They really do think we are as stupid as they are.

    Orwell 1, Collectivism 0 (again).


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  76. last week the shrimp was holding out for unconditional rus surrender…

    Ukraine’s president reiterates readiness to talk to Putin

    You should’ve read your own link…

    “KYIV, May 13 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has reiterated an offer to hold direct talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and said Russia’s withdrawal from Ukraine should be the starting point for any discussions.”

    …ie unconditional surrender. 😀


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  77. calli.

    There is one seemingly harmess word in the description of women which you should not google to find out.

    You will beg for Warhammer 40K vids if that infests your search engine.


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  78. I’m not going to get Paramount plus.
    I’ve got until the end of May to start my free 12 months of Disney plus.
    Maybe after that.
    By then Star Trek Discovery would have become full on DNC propaganda.


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  79. The starting point for negotiations, that Russia withdraw from Ukraine, can be a position that allows for dialogue as to how, precisely, Ukraine as such may be constituted, and under what provisos. Not altogether a futile declaration.


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  80. Areff:

    Of course, if you cut taxes, one partner can afford to stay home and look after the nippers, his or hers and the neighbours too, should need warrant.

    Income splitting for MARRIED couples.
    If it’s not on the Party Platform, they’re not serious.


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  81. The thought we all had of having a Labrador Puppy government, fat, happy and stupid, but doing its best to help, has been replaced by a bitter snarly handbag dog that has finally gotten out and sees itself as free to bite everything in its path.

    Government are like an employer or employee union – they are your pet scorpion.


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  82. I don’t know why Dover glorifies this huckster.

    Sohrab Ahmari12 May
    The American right is haunted by these fantasies of escape: escape via virtual currencies, geographic escape via a new localism, etc. The impulse behind all of them is avoidance of the political.

    The USD is virtual currency anyway. What’s wrong with localism?

    What’s the solution? Lindsay Graham and beltway neocons forever?

    Eff off.


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  83. What’s the solution?

    Languishing in a Kampuchean jungle while penning paeans to Goose Morristeen.

    Just kidding – it’s HOP Time. 🙂


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  84. Is the movie “This Is England”* a good movie or is it more of the predictable “Facha killed me boy down a col’mie” dross?

    *No. Not up there. Not really. It’s Danelaw. Learn how to speak properly.


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  85. ‘Can’t comment’: Anthony Albanese dodges awkward Andrew Charlton question

    Anthony Albanese has been grilled about an important detail that has been revealed about one of his candidates, but it seems he wasn’t in the loop.

    Anthony Albanese has been grilled about potential hypocrisy over a legal oversight by his candidate for Parramatta, Andrew Charlton.

    Today The Daily Telegraph reported that Dr Charlton, a former economic adviser to prime minister Kevin Rudd, had listed a rental in Woollahra, owned by his wife, as his place of residence.

    Dr Charlton was enrolled at neither his current property in Parramatta nor his previous residence in Bellevue Hill.

    “Today my wife and I have updated our enrolment details,” he said when the Telegraph contacted him for comment.

    “We both lead very busy lives and this was an oversight, for which I take responsibility and apologise.”

    This follows a controversy involving the LNP’s candidate for Lilley, Vivian Lobo, and calls from Labor for him to be disendorsed.

    Mr Lobo has been accused of claiming to live in Lilley while allegedly residing outside the electorate. The Australian Electoral Commission has referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police.

    Mr Albanese previously called that a “very serious issue”.

    At a media conference in Darwin this morning, the Labor leader was asked about the situation involving his own candidate.

    “Your candidate for Parramatta has admitted that he had an oversight in regard to electoral laws. I’m talking about Andrew Charlton,” said Channel 9’s Jonathan Kearsley. “Given what you said about the Coalition’s candidate–”

    “What? Detail,” Mr Albanese interjected, apparently unaware of the story.

    “He said he was listed at his wife’s rental property under the electoral rules. Now, given what you said about the candidate for Lilley, is there a case of double standards here?” Kearsley said.

    “I’m not aware of the issue you raised, so I can’t comment,” Mr Albanese said.

    That wasn’t the end of it. Another reporter, the AFR’s Tom McIlroy, followed up on the initial question at the end of the presser.


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  86. Don’t know if I entirely agree with this random you tube comment, but it makes more sense than that pommy spook dover has a twitter feed from.

    Nationalism never leads anywhere good. Love your country? Why? It’s just where you happened to be born.

    Pride in a flag? What did your flag ever do? True pride can only come from good works of good people.
    The is no glory in death. There is no strength in murder. Live a life that creates real reasons to be proud.

    If all you have to be proud of is your nation, you truly have nothing to be proud of.

    It may not be correct, but it is a good thing to reflect upon.


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  87. JC – now that the Psaki Psycho has scuttled off to CNN, how long do you think the staggeringly stupid black lesbian will last?

    Again, it’s the moral vacuum concept – what sort of grasping useless imbecile would willingly attach them self to the most illegitimate administration in US history?

    We no longer need to wonder (not that I would have).

    Popcorn time – macro and organic, thanks Sofia, there’s a buena niña. 🙂


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  88. Is the movie “This Is England” a good movie … ?

    Depends on your perspective, Pol. If you like seriously graphic depictions of ultra-violence in the UK on persons of minority heritage, then you’ll love it.

    I was utterly sickened by it, if that’s any consolation. So much so, I refused to watch the subsequent series.


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  89. Rabz, the lezzo will probably last a long time. Other than Doocy, and his questions were mostly dismissed by the midget, there was never any real encounters from the sheep. They just accepted what the short arse said. I can’t imagine any entanglements from the gallery of incompetents seeing she’s female, a lezzo and black. 🙂 She ticks all the boxes.


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  90. I can tell you that Charlton comes from a privileged background, because the cost of the data he used on trade economics at the time (at the NBER)would have been hideously expensive for a lowly Australian university professor.

    Published in 2007…

    We use a new firm level data set that establishes the location, ownership, and activity of 650,000 multinational subsidiaries…

    I wanted to use PC survey data on outward Australian FDI and it was going to cost me 75k.

    He analysed (apparently) 650,000 multinational subsidiaries at the SITC 3 and 4 digit level.

    He may have cured a form of cancer with the cost of his data collection alone.

    Funnily enough, I had read a du Pont scion’s PhD on a similar topic at ANU…it wasn’t that impressive.


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  91. Is the movie “This Is England”* a good movie

    It is a curates egg.
    good in parts.
    I havent seen the last 1/4 or so though so I dont know if they went full ” THE MESSAGE” in that section.
    It was a fairly reasonable look at how a kid could join a subculture and then see an asshole take over.
    Little like Romper Stomper in that respect.


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  92. Is the movie “This Is England”* a good movie or is it more of the predictable “Facha killed me boy down a col’mie” dross?

    depends on which one your looking at .. there is a 2nd world war documentary made mid 1940s and then there is the series, actually, 3 seperate mini series made 5 years apart following the same half dozen characters 1980. 1985, 1990 .. fairly bleak look at life in the Midlands ..
    one of those hooks -you-in-hoping-things-will-get-better tales but ……… not recommended if your trying to brighten yourself up .. LOL!
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480025/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


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  93. This guy is unbelievable.

    International Financial Integration and Entrepreneurial Firm Activity
    MAY 2007 – WORKING PAPER13118
    AUTHOR(S) – Laura Alfaro & Andrew Charlton
    We explore the relation between international financial integration and the level of entrepreneurial activity in a country. We use a unique firm level data set of approximately 24 million firms in nearly 100 countries in 2004 and 1999, which enables us to present both cross-country and industry…

    The description is being padded out or he ran the stats programme on deep blue.

    I’ve crashed fairly new PCs simply from too much collinearity in a simple model a few times.


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  94. Perfesser Andrew Charlton
    Perfesser Andrew Leigh

    The foremost minds in the labore pardee’s economics brains trust.

    Makes me ashamed to be an economist (again). 😕


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  95. Epitome of a Whingeing POM

    Lewis Hamilton warned he could be banned from F1’s prestigious Monaco Grand Prix

    Hamilton, who sported eight rings, three watches, four necklaces and two earrings at the press conference, spoke passionately on the issue, claiming it felt like a “step backwards” for the sport.

    “It seems unnecessary to get into this. I am here to be an ally of the sport – we have bigger fish to fry,” he said.

    Mercedes’ main man wears the most jewellery on the circuit and had claimed he is unable to remove his earrings and nose ring, which he wears in the car while racing.

    He is therefore keen to hold talks with the FIA president Mohammed bin Sulayem on the matter, making it clear he does not want to become embroiled in a public dispute.

    Kravitz is of the belief that the FIA could throw the book at Hamilton if he fails to comply with their regulations – even if it means preventing him from racing in Monaco after the Spanish Grand Prix.

    “So there is a little storm brewing. Hamilton has said they can fine me whatever they want, but it’s not as simple as that,” he continued.

    “If the FIA decide to not scrutineer the driver, which it looks like they can do, they can stop Lewis from going out of the pit lane at the beginning of Friday practice because he has not been scrutineered – the driver is now effectively scrutineered in the same way as a car is.

    From the Comments – remember UK Hamilton Press Worship Site

    – The man has lost it . If they say you must wear his rings and stuff he would complain and say no, big headed loser should retire and irritate someone else the controversial hunting fool. How can any sane person take him seriously.

    – Is Lewis looking for a way out of this season while appearing to be a victim ? No sign of his car being competitive any time soon and he does not like it when he isn’t first.

    – After dressing up in all pink at the last GP and this, he’s completely lost the plot!

    – Spoilt rich kid with no talent left hanging on the tails of better drivers now,

    – Hamilton, the only black man on the Planet who thinks he really is, point of order, his mother is WHITE.

    – Wow! This man truly has no idea what a real job in real life means, not only did I have to get rid of my earrings, nose stud etc I also had to cut my hair short, that’s just for a min wage job. You are earning millions , is it too much to ask for to remove your stupid jewellery….which by thd way looks extremely stupid.


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  96. Bluey says:
    May 14, 2022 at 3:41 pm
    I rather like Mrs. Speedbox.
    ?

    She is a gem, that’s for sure.

    And last night, she arrived back from Russia. As best as she can remember, the flight was good but said she slept much of the way between Dubai and Bris. I suspect the exhaustion (funeral, legal, other arrangements, cleaning up her late mother’s apartment etc.) finally caught up.

    She did bring home a few trinkets including a couple of ‘Z’ car stickers. She says that many/most cars in Russia now have this sticker on them. The Z is in the colours of St George (orange and black).

    She was saying that most people believe President Putin is sick. Nobody seems to know with what, but on TV he doesn’t ‘look right’.

    Real estate in Kislovodsk is becoming more expensive. As I mentioned in my posts, Kislovodsk is a resort town focussing on the health industry especially spas and the like. Seems that the folk of Moscow and St Petersburg have decide that rather than just visit, they will buy a residence (dacha). Kislovodsk has always been a popular ‘get away’ location but the real estate purchase trend by non-local residents is accelerating.

    And a cup of coffee at a local outdoor cafe is 250 rubles! That’s about $5.25 in AUD which is an outrageous price by Russian standards. Nothing to do with the war – locals tell her the price has been going up for the past couple of years but she/we haven’t been there because of covid. The tourists have a lot to answer for!

    Prices of other items such as normal food and clothing are largely unaltered from previously. The spa and health resorts are fully booked and the souvenir shops are trading well. All things considered, a prosperous and buoyant small city.


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  97. Nationalism never leads anywhere good. Love your country? Why? It’s just where you happened to be born.

    Someone who thinks that a “country” is just a geographical location has missed the point by a considerable margin.

    Pride in a flag? What did your flag ever do?

    I don’t think anyone takes pride in the mere existence of a piece of red white and blue designed cloth. Someone who doesn’t understand the concept of a “symbol” is clearly suffering some sort of deficiency.

    True pride can only come from good works of good people.

    It’s not quite clear what is being said here. If it refers to good work done by others, why can’t we take pride in the achievements of our fellow Australians? If it refers to good works done by the person feeling “pride”, that’s a very dangerous thing to encourage.

    The is no glory in death.

    No, but there is glory in being willing to die for a good cause.

    There is no strength in murder.

    What does that have to do with pride in one’s country?

    Live a life that creates real reasons to be proud.

    Why is that inconsistent with pride in one’s country? In fact mightn’t pride in one’s country help with that? The motive of doing good in order to bring credit on a group to which one belongs (country, family, whatever) is very real.

    If all you have to be proud of is your nation, you truly have nothing to be proud of.

    Another logic fail. “Pride in one’s country” is not synonymous with “pride in nothing except one’s country”.


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  98. sfw:

    Our small tourist town has several cafes, two pubs and a couple of takeaway places. All of them are opening on limited hours as they can’t get staff, they are lucky to open four days a week, including the bakery

    Same here.
    Two bakeries – one shuts after lunch.
    Multiple pubs and I’ve noticed permanent bar staff moved jobs.
    IGA has many, many, open positions.
    I wouldn’t mind doing a bit of shelf stacking just for the social contact but the paperwork is horrendous.


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  99. (c ) gutless out from responding, slinking off for some comfort masturbation, thus revealing yourself to be a fat imbecilic dishonest sack of shit.

    Dover,
    Please ban Timothy for trying to paint monty in a favorable light.


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  100. Is it just me or do the tealies greatly resemble an exclusive club of bored, wealthy, white, women, earnestly seeking relevance? And, where is their DIVERSITY???


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  101. Is Lisa Wilkinson living in some kind of alternate reality?

    The Project host’s latest rallying cry against women’s magazines and ‘trashy gossip websites’ that ‘bring out the worst in human nature’ is somewhat surprising for one simple fact: She was in charge of Dolly and Cleo for 15 years.

    These hugely influential magazines were built upon images of conventionally attractive, predominantly white females alongside articles that encouraged body hatred, pitted women against each other and sent the constant message ‘you’re not quite good enough’.

    Under Wilkinson’s leadership, both magazines reached record sales and made huge profits with hundreds of thousands of Australian women reading them every month.

    But it appears Wilkinson would prefer to keep this inconvenient truth stashed away in the archives.

    Daily Mail


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  102. Pagind Dr Freud emergency inpatient for you…

    And I dropped to my knees

    Perhaps this is more of a job befitting of Dr Bukkake’s area of expertise.


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  103. Mercedes’ main man wears the most jewellery on the circuit and had claimed he is unable to remove his earrings and nose ring, which he wears in the car while racing

    I gave up on formula one once my brother’s copies of road and track stopped being slung my way.

    Many, many moons ago. Why anyone bothers is beyond me.

    Tim Blair: “The new formula one engines sound like sad robots toiling in an industrial laundry.”

    Marvin agrees. “Brain the size of planet and they ask me to take you up to the bridge – call that jerb satisfaction, I asks ya?”


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  104. This follows a controversy involving the LNP’s candidate for Lilley, Vivian Lobo, and calls from Labor for him to be disendorsed.

    Mr Lobo has been accused of claiming to live in Lilley while allegedly residing outside the electorate. The Australian Electoral Commission has referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police.

    Lobo has a house in Everton Park, about a half hour drive from the Electorate Office in Nundah, on the NW margin of Lilley.
    It’s empty, that’s the home address he gave the AEC.
    He actually lives in Windsor, on the NE margin of the seat of Brisbane, close to the heart of Lilley.

    The Australian made a big deal out of this, so Labor musta been felling nervous about holding the seat.


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  105. Margaret Atwood … in the Atlantic of course.

    Theocratic dictatorships do not lie only in the distant past: There are a number of them on the planet today. What is to prevent the United States from becoming one of them?



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  106. Mr Lobo has been accused of claiming to live in Lilley while allegedly residing outside the electorate

    So he’s pulling the same dishonest stunt as KKK and Perfesser Charlton? Are the ALPEC onto the latter two?

    Naaaah, fugggeddaboooditttt, you little people …


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  107. Lotus-Renault 97t, with Senna and his teamate, Elio de Angelis showing us how to control the monstrous 1200bhp V6 turbo engines in the mid 80’s, when the economy boomed and F1 drivers required huge balls to drive a car like that 🙂

    🙂 🙂 🙂


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  108. Last time Labor only won Lilley by 9oo votes, no doubt stolen.
    They were also in trouble in Blair, and solid Labor booths in Moreton showed big swings against them.


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  109. Colonel Crispin Berka:

    as long as the US sells its debt on the international markets, hyperinflation is entirely impossible. No ifs or buts. The simplicity may be deceiving, and apparently is for many, but sometimes things really are that simple. (Almost) nobody bought German debt in 1923, or Zimbabwe’s in 2000 or thereabouts.

    Inflation is simply the printing/manufacturing of excess money supply over growth/efficiency.
    There have been thousands of world renown economists who dispute this. Not one of them were correct.
    You may find their bleached bones in front of the Brick Wall of Economic Reality.


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  110. Winston

    Mind you, I scroll past Struth because he has become angry and bitter and I would prefer to remember him as the Travelling Troubadour with lots of stories and stuff.

    #MeToo!


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  111. Theocratic dictatorships do not lie only in the distant past: There are a number of them on the planet today. What is to prevent the United States from becoming one of them?

    Breaking unborn babies necks with surgical scissors and hoovering them out of their erstwhile “mothers”?


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  112. As usual, I have tag-ended on the last moments of ye olde fredde, about various things British in London when we went to vote yesterday. Scroll back to that thread anyone who wishes to join our saga.

    I hope all Cats have an enjoyable and thoughtful voting day today.
    We did so yesterday. Very nice. Daniel Lewkovic LDP for Wentworth, good luck Daniel.
    We admire you for taking a stand.


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  113. So he’s pulling the same dishonest stunt as KKK and Perfesser Charlton? Are the ALPEC onto the latter two?

    No, he actually lives 2 ks outside the Electorate.
    His problem is that he gave the address of an empty house that he owns inside the boundaries as his home address.
    He’s since moved into the other house.
    KKK and Charlton are at least smart enough to admit that they live 30 ks away from the Electorate they’re running for.
    Just the same, I can’t see why Charlton would be any less effective representing Parramatta while living in Bellevue Hill.


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  114. seriously graphic depictions of ultra-violence in the UK on persons of minority heritage

    What horrific monsters beat up on the generally unintelligible Sanddancers and Yorkshiremen?


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  115. Ed Case says:
    May 14, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Reading about the African Slave Trade to the United States.
    The beancounters in Boston had worked out that the optimal vertical distance between decks for transporting slaves was 3 feet 3 inches and they required a floor space of 13 inches square.
    The last ship landed at Charleston in 1858, it left Africa with 600, arrived in South Carolina with 465.

    Yeah, totally shit.

    Now read up on the slave trade that headed east, to the Arab countries and get back to us.

    Then read up on who actually put an end to slavery.

    Then read up on where slavery still exists in the world.

    Expecting a report back inside 48hrs.


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  116. Well, she’s Spook connected, otherwise she wouldn’t be Premier of Queensland.
    Her dad claims to have been born in Athens of Polish parents, though Palaszczuk is clearly a Ukrainian name.
    Anyway, she’s been quiet lately.


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  117. Winston Smith: Does Big Brother exist?
    O’Brien: Of course he exists.
    Winston Smith: Does he exist like you or me?
    O’Brien: You do not exist.

    The big stupid all encompassing monopoly on violence panopticon fascist state, mate. Coming for us all, including utterly useless, tone deaf, out of work, sat on their house sized backsides self styled troubadour truckies.

    Conformity will be the order of the day, or else.

    However, I choose not to exist in such an earthly hell and those that attempt to make me do so will find themselves not existing to regret it.

    I will rage, rage, rage against against the dying of the light and will not be going gently into any (allegedly) good night*.

    True, you know it to be, Cats.

    *With apologies to DT


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  118. Sack them all. As far as normie political slogans go, it is about as revolutionary as it gets, and it is great to see.

    Supplemented by the wondrous phenomenon that is HOP Time. 🙂


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  119. GreyRangasays:

    May 14, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Loved the clip of Senna, Dot. Those engines were 1500cc, unreal.

    There are a couple of docos floating around on Stanflix.
    One about Senna and another about Schumacher.
    One thing they had in common was that they were somewhat better than the rest in the dry, but in a class of their own in the wet.
    There is footage of Senna in Monte Carlo in pissing rain with visibility of sfa. The others are tip-toeing around, but he is absolutely tearing it up.
    One of them (I think it was Schumacher) said that, during his karting days, his frugal old man would make him stay on worn slicks in the wet rather than change to treads. That is how he learnt to drive by the seat of his pants and just feel when he was on the very edge of losing the car.


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  120. rickw says:
    May 14, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Doocy maybe tall but she’s a short arse even for a woman.

    Poisonous dwarf!

    Lord she’s had such an easy run compared to Trump’s gal. She was just terrific.


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  121. Just the same, I can’t see why Charlton would be any less effective representing Parramatta while living in Bellevue Hill.

    What difference does it really make where they live? .. it’s not as if they are gonna be out and about talking/glad handing constituents on a daily basis .. is it! .. once elected they are off troughin’ in Canberra thru the week, troughin’ in the constituency at weekends, maybe .. and just for appearances, say once a month, they do a coupla hours at their electoral office .. allow several, selected, peasants a face to face experience/phot shoot and then gone again …
    not bad for a “job” that pays $200K+ & freebies galore with no real qualifications required , great pension scheme and, guaranteed jerbs-fer-the-boyz after retiring to be wiv family ….


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  122. Margaret Atwood … in the Atlantic of course.

    Theocratic dictatorships do not lie only in the distant past: There are a number of them on the planet today. What is to prevent the United States from becoming one of them?

    She could always emigrate to Canada…

    Oh wait, she is Canadian.


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  123. Imperial/ American weights and measures are far superior to metric in every possible way.

    I left when metric had been in for a short time and never really got used to it. I then went to imperial for 16 years and came back to metric. I cannot conceive metric spatially or otherwise in my head. I know what a foot looks like, a yard an inch or mile. I know what a pint looks like. I have no real feel for metric. and in fact I convert metric measures to imperial if I need a better spatial appreciation. Metric is also a really stupid system we should never have adopted. Also, Kilometers is gay.


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  124. shatterzzzsays:
    May 14, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Nothing on their ABC, so who will you believe, them or your lying eyes?

    Also do you think a truckie crashing a performing Teals meeting then going the biffo with some teal clubbing behavior might rank somewhere on the newsworthiness scale… nope.


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  125. Just to check, this is the “this is England’ I watched.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfoJx6t97RE

    That’s the trailer for the 1st series .. 1980 …… 2nd .. 1985 .. 3rd 1990
    There is also a 2 series spin-off .. BRASSIC .. bloody awfie!
    This is one of those shows produced by the various regional BBC off-shoots .. aimed at the local demograph and, probably, work well in the, targetted, area but tend to lose appeal with the wider audience ..


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  126. Half VW, which is the recommended engine. IIRC about 37 hp. Direct drive. His has a perspex full canopy too.

    Nice! The bloke in that video has been working the weight on his in the hope that he can sneak in under the ultralight weight and have enough up his sleeve to install a canopy.


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  127. Rabz:

    The Ashcroft blundering into various personages on a London High Street I can deal with.

    He could probably get away with this in 2009 – to try being an arsehole in 2022 would be quickly rewarded with a shiv in the back.
    But yes – great music.


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  128. Imperial/ American weights and measures are far superior to metric in every possible way.

    I agree, being in oil and gas everything is Imperial.


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  129. Marvin agrees. “Brain the size of planet and they ask me to take you up to the bridge – call that jerb satisfaction, I asks ya?”

    It was good to see the original Marvin get a cameo appearance in the movie.


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  130. Imperial/ American weights and measures are far superior to metric in every possible way.

    Woodworkers, metalworkers and engineers who make things to spec might disagree.


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  131. Watched the HHGG moofie with the kids a few weeks ago… I never realized just how good looking the whole thing was. Visually, inventiveness, it’s seriously right up there with Branagh’s Thor. Looks even better though, I’d suspect it was maximizing modelling and lenses over CGI.
    And it was great to let the youngsters get a grip of the Vogons right now as well. Not evil per se, but monolithically bureaucratic and petty-minded, which effectively amounts to acting in tyranny. Ha! Fight the power kids!


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  132. F=mv (more or less)

    Groan.

    Also, how stupid is liters per 100 k? It’s miles per gallon.

    Ai yah!

    Can you conceive what 100 acres feels like vs stupid hectors?

    Uggh…

    1 acre = 1 UK sized (small in-goals) rugby league field.

    1 hectare = 2 full sized rugby union fields (wider, huge (22 yard)) in goals.


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  133. Dot says:
    May 14, 2022 at 5:48 pm
    F1 used to be cool. 1985 Adelaide, Ayrton Senna’s qualifying lap.

    I was there! Loved the clip Dot.

    I actually met Senna, twice. Both times were brief – the first time was in 1992 with a group of corporate people and then again, just he and I, in November 1993.

    The 1993 meeting was purely by chance – he was sitting by himself in a small alcove on the mezzanine floor of the Hilton Hotel in Adelaide. Arguably the greatest F1 driver in a generation (possibly ever), three days before the Adelaide F1 GP, and nobody else was around. To be honest, he looked like he was hiding but I happened to walk past. To me, he looked ‘dejected’, so I said “you alright mate?”. He looked up and said “just thinking”. I was a bit dumber then so I said “yeah, but you’re alright?”.

    He looked at me and this big smile crossed his face “yes, thankyou, I am fine”. I mentioned I was a bit dumber so I said how I’d met him the year before and he had signed an official Senna photo for me. He didn’t remember but I then said I’d leave him alone ‘cos it seemed like he had a lot of thinking he wanted to do. He smiled again, we said goodbye and I wished him luck.

    I have always had this over-riding impression that he was a reluctant hero – a private person. I was at breakfast on Monday 2nd May 1994, the day after competing in Targa Tasmania for that year, that I heard Senna had been killed at Imola the day before. Such a loss.


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  134. 40 hectares JC but that’s not the point.
    Farmers have changed and yields are all in tonnes per hectare.
    We apply kilos of fert and litres or mils of chemicals. We read labels for actives in grams per litre.
    We weigh and sell in tonnes and kilometres to deliver.


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  135. Farmer Gezsays:

    May 14, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    40 hectares JC but that’s not the point.
    Farmers have changed and yields are all in tonnes per hectare.
    We apply kilos of fert and litres or mils of chemicals. We read labels for actives in grams per litre.
    We weigh and sell in tonnes and kilometres to deliver.

    And have a pint when it’s all done.


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  136. An acre is a rectangle whose sides are one furlong by one chain.

    What’s that? 200 yards by 22 yards? Almost 200 m by a cricket pitch?

    What about your mileage in rods to the hogshead?

    Knots and fathoms will stay though mateys, ye have been fairly warned.


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  137. Dot says:
    May 14, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Imperial is human centric. It makes sense to use inches and feet, but not at scale.

    I think Americans use metric in the medical field etc. That’s okay. We can walk and chew gum at the same time.


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  138. I think Americans use metric in the medical field etc. That’s okay. We can walk and chew gum at the same time.

    Ah…so it’s not superior in every possible way?

    😀


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  139. JC,
    I’m guessing Gez is the same as me, in that we regularly convert and can visualise area in both imperial and metric. Most likely because of our age, we grew up through the conversion period and have had to talk the old and new lingo to different demographics.

    Metric makes way more sense.


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  140. Dot says:
    May 14, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    An acre is a rectangle whose sides are one furlong by one chain.

    That’s okay. It doesn’t matter that the measure was in furlongs and chains as those measurements were never really used. However, we can conceive what an acre is on our head.

    What about your mileage in rods to the hogshead?

    Miles are a great measure. As I said km is just gay.


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  141. JC says:
    May 14, 2022 at 6:57 pm
    Thanks Gez, but I’m not asking that. I’m asking if you have have a better spatial feel for 100 acres or hectors?

    Not any more.
    The carry over of acres is only because of surveying. You know it but you no longer operate or think in imperial terms.


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  142. I agree, being in oil and gas everything is Imperial.

    Same with drilling in coal & hard rock. Problem is most of the logging programs I use are metric so I have a cheat sheet for converting say a 5 7/8″ PCD bit to mm. Hole penetration depths are the only things drillers normally talk in metric.


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  143. Not any more.
    The carry over of acres is only because of surveying. You know it but you no longer operate or think in imperial terms.

    Okay.

    A quarter acre block of land was the rough perimeter of the old Australian home. I grew up imagining in my head what ~10,000 square feet feels like. I’d be fucked if I know what the metric equivalent looks like.

    We moved from 1,800 square feet apartment to 2500 square feet one. I know the feel.
    I guess it’s what you get used to.


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  144. 132andBush says:
    May 14, 2022 at 7:05 pm
    JC,
    I’m guessing Gez is the same as me, in that we regularly convert and can visualise area in both imperial and metric. Most likely because of our age, we grew up through the conversion period and have had to talk the old and new lingo to different demographics.

    Yep.
    Imperial measures carried on for a while to communicate with older farmers.
    Bags per acre yield.
    Chains were certainly used in fencing.


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  145. Rog, 99.99 % of the population doesn’t work in pharma or in a lab. They can get by. ?

    But a lot of them, like me, have hobbies that require an accuracy of measurement that imperial just doesn’t afford.


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  146. “Rosie”-sock said.. well a lot of garbage.

    You’re a dishonest c#, Googlery. I’m not sure at what point you hijacked the name, but today’s effort removes any doubt for me.


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  147. Woodworkers, metalworkers and engineers who make things to spec might disagree.

    Roger, it’s horses for courses. For general fabrication and woodwork, metric is good, you’ll typically be trying to hit within 1mm. For machining, imperial is actually quite good, you’re typical trying to hit within 1 thousandth. Whichever has you working in whole numbers is best.


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  148. Rockdoc

    I’m invested in wild cat acreage in the Permian basin. The broker sends reports where they are in terms of drilling.

    Tell me something (please). On Friday, I got a report that they drilled down to 9,500 feet and found lots of gas and liquid which is presumably the black gold. Is drilling down so far a good sign or not? It’s a fracking operation and they have about 170,000 acres. The broker reckons that if the drilling shows promise they can offload that at $50,000 an acre to the majors. Is that possible?


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  149. “He becomes a scapegoat ­immolated by rich and privileged people to make a show of dubious contrition for their own privilege.”

    A ruthlessly cruel and sublime description. This sentence encapsulates woke progressivism.


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  150. The farmers lament.

    “It all started when they brought in decimal currency, and overnight my overdraft doubled! Then they changed from pounds to Kilograms, and my woolclip was only half what it used to be. They stopped measuring rain in inches and points, changed to millimeters, and we haven’t had a bl…y decent rain since.

    I figured that I was going out backwards fast, and went to the land agent to sell my farm. Blow me down, it was less than half the size that I knew it was, ’cause instead of Acres they asked how many Hectares I was selling. The final blow was that they’d done away with miles, and I was too bl…y far out of town.”



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  151. Further to the last, even the hole casing usually talked about in imperial, 6″ conductors basically 150mm PVC pipe. Metal casing usually PWT or HWT in my game being 4.5 or 5.5″ generally.

    Some of the newer coring gear is metric but old habits die hard and the industry still likes it washability checks done in 4C (4″ conventional core) and not PQ which is 96mm (Off top of my head).


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  152. Metric v Imperial(ist).

    Sacré bleu – where does one start, I asks ya?

    I’m familiar with both and I love the precision of the metric system. mms make so much sense.

    But when naming a personages’ height it’s always in imperial. e.g. He’s Six foot Two, She’s five foot five.

    Weight is always in kilos. e.g. Miss Ellie weighs about 58 kilos.


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  153. doesn’t matter that the measure was in furlongs and chains as those measurements were never really used

    Huh? They were used as much as pretty much any other measure.

    Chain is possibly the one imperial measure that is never going to go away.
    It is everywhere. Heck I still talk & think chains in daily conversation, as do kids who’ve never learned imperial.


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  154. Chains were certainly used in fencing.

    Chainage is a term still used in civil earthwork construction plans.
    Caused me a bit of confusion when first encountered.


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  155. One week to go. Do you think the new Mrs Albo has rung Chloe for the curtain measurements or made her own while Albo was out with his minders?


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  156. Bizarre
    I made a couple of comments about the hospitality industry in Melbourne, corrected myself regarding vaccines, not required for entry but still required for employment and speculated that might change in the hospitality industry, and some random troll, who probably really is a grigsock, moves me from the sancho sock column to the his own sock column.


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  157. Rabzsays:
    May 14, 2022 at 7:32 pm
    Imperial vs Metric.
    This could be bigger than trucks vs trains.

    Bring. It. On

    No more base 10. All numerical references in binary!


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  158. Chains live on in road width but not length. Three chain roads are wide.

    “Just up the three chain rd about two miles”

    My first intro to the term with the explanation ” a chain from that fence to the rd, a chain for the rd, a chain to the other fence.


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  159. Huh? They were used as much as pretty much any other measure.

    God you’re an oppositional drunken fuckwit. That malaria riddled shithole where you were brought may have used such a measure, but ~90% of the Australian population lives in the cities. Chains were only used in bikie brawls and not measure. So stop pretending it was a common measure in Australia, you dickhead. It wasn’t. Now just fuck off.


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  160. It’s funny, for me, adults height is more comfortable in feet and inches but for babies cms long is the only measurement.
    Still think of houses in squares though.


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  161. Roads in my jurisdiction are either three chain or ten chain wide. The fencelines won’t ever be moving.
    I’ve seen some down in New South that are two chain (quite narrow).


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  162. What a stupid comment:

    God you’re an oppositional drunken fuckwit. That malaria riddled shithole where you were brought may have used such a measure, but ~90% of the Australian population lives in the cities. Chains were only used in bikie brawls and not measure. So stop pretending it was a common measure in Australia, you dickhead. It wasn’t. Now just fuck off.

    Moronic.


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  163. It is everywhere. Heck I still talk & think chains in daily conversation, as do kids who’ve never learned imperial.

    Oh yeah, I’ll go to Bunnings tomorrow and ask for a couple of chains of rope. Kids work there so I guess they’ll know what I’m asking for. Let you know how I go.


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  164. What a stupid comment:

    Oh yeah, I’ll go to Bunnings tomorrow and ask for a couple of chains of rope.



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  165. Driller

    Last night you came on here to stoush troll with Sanchez I think. Correctly, he ignored your bullshit. It’s every evening after drinking heavily you came on here to stoush troll and make grandiose comments. You then get all hurt like a sensitive sheila because people mock you. As I said, fuck off.


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  166. JCsays:
    May 14, 2022 at 6:57 pm
    Thanks Gez, but I’m not asking that. I’m asking if you have have a better spatial feel for 100 acres or hectors?

    A hectare is 10,000 square metres, 100 metres by 100 metres, or about 91 yards by 91 yards in Imperial, if you need to visualise.


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  167. What a stupid comment:

    No it’s not. After all all the kids know about chain measure.

    It is everywhere. Heck I still talk & think chains in daily conversation, as do kids who’ve never learned imperial.

    You useless gaseous knob.


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  168. The measure which most annoys farmers is the starting point to measure tines or nozzles.
    You get machines that have a centred nozzle for instance and then measure out spacing from there or nozzles either side of a centre. It makes for a headache when setting exact repeat runs for gps steering.


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  169. It makes for a headache when setting exact repeat runs for gps steering.

    You align GPS with what comes through a nozzle. Neat.

    Hey, it must be in chains, right? 🙂


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  170. JC, nearly that’s 3km down. I have no experience at that depth but know it is not unusual in the gas game, all the CSG I did was no further than 1500m and as for selling the product I’m upfront in admitting I have little exposure there.

    That said, plenty of gas around in Permian formations and I know the rigs to get there would have to be sizable. The problem is not getting the gas, it is the permeability of the seam assuming it is in a coal seam, which is the biggest problem with CSG in areas like the Bowen Basin. Our coals are not that permeable, Arrow had to directional drill round Moranbah to loosen the gas. I just went down the rabbit hole of gas pricing as I am very much institutionalised to Coal which is easy being per tonne and as you are probably aware the dollar value of gas is in MMBtu’s. $50K per acre sounds very high but again I am a coal miner. I can ask around, I know some guys in oil and gas just haven’t talked to them in a while.


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  171. Kilometres (distance & speed) were the easiest & first to pick up, coz they were right there in front of you on the dashboard.
    I’ll always be bilingual in kilometres/miles, however I’m now better at km for both speed & distance.

    Volume was a hard one, cubic yards are a strain to convert to cubic metres, I’ve probably never really grasped a cubic metre as precisely as I know a cubic yard.
    However for bigger measurements I know only megalitres, gigalitres, etc.

    gallons/litres wasn’t hard, coz of the simple conversion, & eventually just bit the bullet & “cancelled” gallons.
    (Had 2 x 6,000 gallon diesel tanks which stared at me every day & I’ll never really think of them as 30,000 litre tanks – helped by them probably being closer to 25,000 litres anyway)

    Area, hectares & litres per hectare, etc, is far easier.
    However, I’ll always know the difference between 10,000 acres & 11,000 acres by instinct, or 1,000 sq miles & 900 sq miles.
    Umpteen zillion hecatres or sq km just aren’t the same.

    Rainfall, can speak bilingual, but inches & points will always be instinct.

    Weight, it’s all kilogrammes or metric tonnes.

    Airspeed, knots, altitude, feet.


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  172. Heck I still talk & think chains in daily conversation, as do kids who’ve never learned imperial.

    How many chains long is the Olympic 1600 m track race?


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  173. JC, stick to your lane. Post something on how to iron ladies knickers or something.
    Leave the outdoors stuff to men.


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  174. How many chains long is the Olympic 1600 m track race?

    A cricket pitch is…….. one chain long.

    Players of tiddlywinks may not be familiar with a cricket pitch.


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  175. You align GPS with what comes through a nozzle. Neat.

    We do.
    Nozzles are offset so that a double overlap spray pattern is achieved.
    Your end nozzle spray pattern travelling one direction will be half the overlap and so the next pass of the spray machine must complete the overlap coming back the other way or you get gaps in the job and a poor kill of weeds in that gap. Overlap wastes chemicals and could damage the crop from too much chemical.


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  176. Okay, I’ve played cricket in organised competition and you’ve just described a cricket pitch length, as I did before, so you are emasculating your own lifestyle to have a go at me?

    That is kind of stupid.


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