2,187 thoughts on “Open Thread – Tues 24 May 2022”

  1. shoe @shoe0nhead
    11:31 AM · May 25, 2022
    im pro-2A and politicians who are also pro-2A often talk about mental healthcare *only* when there is a mass shooting. its the only time they seem to ever bring it up often to deflect from gun control then its forgotten about. nothing is ever proposed or done! sad!

    As opposed to the tax-funded public health bonanza we call Australia, where the average waiting time for a new client appointment was recently reaching 6 months.

    Get help or die trying?
    50 Cent would be proud.


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  2. Dot

    You swivel eyed loon.

    You are too kind to the idiot, who has now gone full QANON (which is appropriate, since there are indications that QANON was a DemonRat psyop).


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  3. So many targets for a FeDeRaL rOyAL CoMmIsSIoN….

    Julia Gillard
    AWURU
    20,000 missing votes in the 2010 election.
    Unions linked to OMCGs.
    Penny Wong ginning up “evidence” against Porter
    ABC journalists ginning “evidence” up against Cdl. Pell.
    Town Mode and Gate-gate.

    This could be the ALP’s greatest achievement.


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  4. They planned the insurrection, and participated in it.

    Nobody with two or more functioning brain cells believes there was an “insurrection” of any sort.

    Not even the Democrats & other wankers propagating the “insurrection” story in the states actually believe it.


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  5. I’m an Aboriginal Senator and so is my cousin.

    Both my parents were Aboriginal senators, so pretty sure that makes me one. Where’s my megaphone to harangue the plebs?


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  6. Cassie:

    Might be worth ponying up a membership to see what is going on. Complaining from the outside isn’t working and the minor parties have an uphill struggle in the current institutional environment.”

    Cassie, they are complaining from the outside because we couldn’t be heard or were ignored from the inside.
    No. The beast is dead and flyblown.
    Burn it and replace it.
    Factionalism killed it.


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  7. It’ll be a seriously fine sports car, but it’d take a good chunk of a week to recharge from a 10 A socket!

    You fucking idiot, fester. Those two models will supposedly retail for 200 & 250k. That’s very expensive for a car in the US even at the lower range. Do you think a person spending that sort of money is unable to afford a souped up power outlet? You think the person lives in Newcastle, trading in his 39 year old Camry ? You goose.


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  8. That really smart, caring, attention-to-detail, compassionate Teal who took Kooyong from that doofus knuckle-dragging Liberal Frydenberg, Monique Ryan, has posted a “Sorry Day” meme, with the Aboriginal flag….. upside down.

    Kooyong, you’re going to get what you deserve, good & hard!


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  9. JC, if I buy one of those fancy US sporty EVs, does it come with a travel power point adaptor to suit our power points?
    Will it handle 240 volts?


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  10. I mentioned earlier in the week that i had enjoyed season 1 of an Amazon series .. FORTITUDE .. just finished the whole thing all 25 episodes across 3 seasons .. one of the best police/supernatural/horror & several other mixtures I’ve seen in along time .. well worth a look! .. am in awe of the minds that devise these sort of intricate & interwoven plot lines ..!
    Also watched the new Ricky Gervais offering .. never been a real comedy or standup fan but have to admit he is good .. thoroughly enjoyed it!.. except the very last segment/joke .. even I could anticipate the ending long before he finished it ..!


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  11. Kooyong, you’re going to get what you deserve, good & hard!

    Fairly apt – isn’t a flag flying upside down an indication of extreme distress, or great danger to life and property?


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  12. m0nty says:
    May 26, 2022 at 8:32 pm
    I wasn’t talking about yokels, Dot. I was talking about Trump and his minions, elected representatives and White House operatives. They planned the insurrection, and participated in it.

    An insurrection with no guns. Lol

    You still haven’t apologised for supporting the wussiagate lies. You know, that other more serious insurrection.


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  13. He started off on guns, when he got his arse handed to him there, he switched to abortion, now he is onto a federal ICAC.

    Bad trip.

    The only plausible explanation for munty’s sudden return and subsequent mass rakening is drugs.


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  14. Sanchez

    A few months ago Mercedes was giving away a charging panel with the car. We have three phase at home as I checked with a sparky.

    I reckon at 250 k, they’ll give you the panel and install it gratis …. Especially in Newcastle 🙂


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  15. I dips me lid way up fred to farmergez on discussion on electric vehicles.

    I’m not buying an EV until they put out a diesel version.

    Haha – has been shared with a lot of fellow ferals.


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  16. Please explain the difference between the NSW model & the Vic/Qld model.

    NSW is full of corruption. They put the rest of Australia in the shade on that score. Something about the place just breeds it, from both major parties and a few minors as well.

    Palacechook and Andrews haven’t had much of a glove laid on them. Their scandals have been fairly weak.

    The Morrison government had corruption for breakfast lunch and dinner by the end, it was the way they did business.


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  17. Trump literally told people to stay at home – he did likewise. His message was censored.

    No, he told people to go home that evening… after he had told them during the day to march on the Capitol.

    Don’t try and defend him Dot. We all saw what happened, they didn’t hide it.


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  18. Calli. Cigarettes are JPS (initials). A “dealer” always holds the cards.

    Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Bush business is built on trust. And good judgement. And risk. Or at least it used to be.

    You could lose or win a “Tatts Lotto” in a morning at the Adelaide or Darwin sales. Judgement, trust and hard work are worthy attributes.

    Skin in the game. Share the spoils, shelter the weak. Honesty garners respect.


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  19. monty

    Please quote Trump, what he said early in the day, and, later on in the day.

    You purport to know, so this should be easier than claiming corruption but having no knowledge of any actual crimes.


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  20. after he had told them during the day to march on the Capitol

    I have no idea if he said that.

    Doing so, and likewise saying so, are protected first amendment rights.

    “They committed treason by exercising the 1A rights!”

    “Punch a fascist!”

    You are beyond parody, fatso.


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  21. Monty,

    You are a c**t. You are intellectually cut off from real life. Please just eat donuts until your natural end and don’t bother the rest of us. We won’t notice.


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  22. Doing so, and likewise saying so, are protected first amendment rights.

    Sedition is not protected by 1A. Inciting crimes is also not protected. You know that Dot, don’t be intellectually lazy.


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  23. after he had told them during the day to march on the Capitol

    Full video as proof, not left wing articles. Please.

    Trust is important. Something that is sadly lacking today.


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  24. LIVE SHEEP EXPORTS

    During the election campaign, the Labor leader said he would phase out live-sheep exports if he became Prime Minister, despite Mr McGowan refusing to throw his support behind his own party’s policy.

    Mr Albanese still stands by his commitment to shut down the $136 million trade industry, but has yet to come up with a timeline.

    “There really isn’t a timeframe on it because we want to work with industry and work with State governments,” he said. “There’s already been a significant reduction in live-sheep exports and we’ll maintain the ban. We’re not talking immediate action. We want to make sure that the interests of farmers and jobs are protected.

    “I respect Mark’s position and that’s why we’ll work with the WA Government. I’m sure Mark will continue to play the constructive role that he always does.”



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  25. One of the more tiresome habits you lot have is your tendency in the middle of a conversation to act like NPCs: specifically, NPCs who give out FedEx quests. “Bring me 17 factoids about this turnip”, you say in lieu of a cogent point, and sit back smugly as if you just delivered a zinger.

    No, Dottungsmottir of the village Rungstenwomp, I shall not fetch turnip nuggets for you. Get them yourself, lazy bum.


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  26. Can a President commit sedition against himself by urging people to protest and assemble, but tell them to go home when it starts being violently agitated by disloyal, partisan hack Federal law enforcement officers?

    monty you are unintentionally hilarious.

    Trump isn’t in prison yet because there is no case against him you friggin’ space cadet.


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  27. The True Evil of the World Economic Forum

    Whenever I listen to Klaus Schwab and his Davos Death Cult buddies openly discuss their plans for world domination, I always think, “Are we really going to let another power-hungry German walk us into global conflagration?” For a while there, I believed that Western allies had endured enough death and slaughter from the first two world wars to forge an informal understanding among themselves that uncontrolled German megalomania invariably leads to malignant outcomes for all. Then came German reunification, and the nation’s inevitable economic dominance over all of Europe assured its status as the most powerful member of the European Union. All that effort to constrain the German empire’s influence went up in smoke. It turns out that it is far easier to conquer the European continent with flowery promises of “peace,” “economic integration,” and “international cooperation” than it is to send jackbooted shock troops marching past the Arc de Triomphe and down the Champs-Élysées.



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  28. No, Dottungsmottir of the village Rungstenwomp, I shall not fetch turnip nuggets for you. Get them yourself, lazy bum.

    Monty, if you would be so good as to post in the English language in future?


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  29. Two quotes monty.

    That’s all I am asking for, with a permanent link and timestamp to the social media accounts he used to put the messages out.

    You reckon you know what he wrote/said, this should be fairly easy for you. After all, you reckon he was not censored.

    You could try googling part of his quote you can remember. Can you remember any of it?


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  30. when it starts being violently agitated by disloyal, partisan hack Federal law enforcement officers?

    You are not being serious, Dot. This is horseplop.


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  31. munted

    Would you like to outline why the evidence of partisan Federal agent provocateurs attending what you call an “insurrection” is absurd or at least wrong?

    Have you been able to prove any assertion you have made on this blog on the last couple of days?


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  32. No, he told people to go home that evening… after he had told them during the day to march on the Capitol.

    Rubbish. He tweeted that afternoon and when he spoke at the rally around midday he said peacefully make yourself heard.


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  33. You are not being serious, Dot. This is horseplop.

    I bet you monty was saying the same thing about the Feds being involved in the Whitmer ‘kidnapping’ case. Funny how the court case exposed their shenanigans.


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  34. m0ntysays:
    May 26, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    English translation: the fat dishonest sack of shit knows he shot his mouth off without actually verifying his bloviation, and so now he’s gutlessing out of taking responsibility for his own bloviation.


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  35. The “West Australian” has Anthony Albanese, in Western Australia, featuring in a dual Noongar/ English presentation. “Noongar” is an Aboriginal dialect, spoken by three fifths of five eighths of fvckall of the population.

    If any Cat can link to the front page of that newspaper, I would be obliged.


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  36. Incidentally m0nty, even if you were right about “… he had told them during the day to march on the Capitol…”, what part of “…the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” don’t you understand?


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  37. BREAKING: UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces a “temporary, targeted energy-profits levy” of 25% on oil and gas profits

    This Rishi Sunak?

    Rishi Sunak’s wife has potentially avoided up to £20m in UK tax by being non-domiciled and pays £30,000 a year to keep the status – revelations that come amid growing political pressure on the chancellor.

    Akshata Murty gets about £11.5m a year in dividends from a stake in an Indian IT firm and declares non-dom status, which allows people to avoid tax on foreign earnings, it emerged on Wednesday.


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  38. bespoke says:
    May 26, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    Gaborsays:
    May 26, 2022 at 7:14 am

    Quite right, sadly a lot of peeps like bespoke are not quite up with history and geography.

    Oh! Good full patratronizing not the usual ankl biting.
    Tell me
    How long have they been there?
    Are they mostly fundamentalists?
    How much contact do they have with the ME?
    The Serbs. Defenders Christendom? Yes or no.
    Feel free to consult wikipedia as you do.
    Sect,branch. Meh!

    Sorry bespoke just got to your post as I scrolled back.
    Not going to argue with you, you know next to nothing about the Uyghurs, so I leave it there.

    However, I’m intrigued by your question about Serbia, what has a European country to do with an Autonomous region in China?

    And why ask me about it?
    I’m not a Serb, not living there and quite frankly Christianity can take care of itself without any special country standing up for it.
    Or it can’t and its influence will diminish.

    BTW as far as I know the Serbs are of the Eastern Orthodox religion, and when peeps refer to Christianity they usually mean roman catholic or any flavour of the western creed.


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  39. Two stories one on top of the other in the Oz.

    Kind of funny.

    Power price shock to hit Albanese

    Anthony Albanese is facing soaring electricity prices in the opening months of his prime ministership after the national regulator waived through rises of up to 18 per cent from July.

    and LOL

    Chalmers flags ‘sacrifices’ to lift living standards

    Jim Chalmers says he wants a ‘national conversation’ about the true scale of the productivity challenge.



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  40. Christianity can take care of itself without any special country standing up for it.

    Superb observation. Deep down, we all know the difference between what’s “right and wrong” and what’s “good and bad”.

    Ideologies differ.


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  41. Of course they see the danger of a single source of energy dover.
    Why can’t you see an obvious war being waged against the people of this nation?
    Why do you see your enemy as only idiotic allies?


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  42. Ray Liotta was in a few gangster movies. Goodfellas was a classic.

    67 is a bit early to be dropping off the perch. Vaxxed & boostered?:)


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  43. I’ve got the SP on board to install a gas generator

    why use gas? (assuming you mean natural gas, not petrol or diesel)
    that stuff has to be pumped to you.
    on the other hand they often run off LPG as well as Nat Gas

    also, is it a reciprocating engine or a micro-turbine?
    Turbines can be a pain in the arse.
    You prolly gonna have the shaft and turbine out of it every few years whether you use it or not


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  44. MatrixTransform says:
    May 27, 2022 at 4:26 am

    I’ve got the SP on board to install a gas generator

    why use gas? (assuming you mean natural gas, not petrol or diesel)
    that stuff has to be pumped to you.
    on the other hand they often run off LPG as well as Nat Gas

    also, is it a reciprocating engine or a micro-turbine?
    Turbines can be a pain in the arse.

    Steam is your answer, can use any combustible material if properly set up.


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  45. Hey Gabor
    The last time I visited my mum and dad the guard tower at the local shops had been abandoned due to deing shot up the day before. So Iv seen the end result of political unrest. At least a little bit more then the keyboard warriors that play fantasy rebels hear.
    Fuck you. Ya ignorant prick.


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  46. bespoke says:
    May 27, 2022 at 4:29 am

    The last time I visited my mum and dad the guard tower at the local shops had been abandoned due to deing shot up the day before. So Iv seen the end result of political unrest. At least a little bit more then the keyboard warriors that play fantasy rebels hear.
    Fuck you. Ya ignorant prick.

    You better go and sleep off those Woodstock cans.
    I was reasonably polite but you are now raving and making no sense.

    Ps, Correction, making less sense than usual.


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  47. I get paid in this world for essentially running around and ‘saving” CO2 bubbles.
    Well, maybe call it minimising CO2 bubbles.

    sure, Im a sparky who works in air conditioning but that’s something of an over-simplification
    yeah, I have a black-belt in Fujitsu but I don’t use it much

    I spend too much time in advisory meetings and drafting complex ROIs for asset managers that worship at the Church of ESG.

    If you understood the fictions created by govt and big-capital that underwrite this insanity in the name of how-to-save-the-planet-while-making-money, you’d be horrified.

    Consolidated Super Funds haven’t just got your money … they’ve got your back, mate
    LoL

    Its only in the last year or so that every-mong has decided that nat-gas will destroy the known universe.

    even though CO2 bubbles-per kWh for gas are about 1/10th of electrickery

    I guess their reasoning is that electrickery comes from a mix of coal/solar/wind whereas gas doesn’t.
    We know how that’s a flawed argument but they’re all convinced.

    Policy Mongs, CEOs, RMIT Lecturers, journalists … and your Mum

    what these retards have banked on is an imaginary future where nothing comes from fossil fuels.
    they’re fucking deluded and they believe their own bullshit

    and you’d better believe it too … if you know what’s good for you


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  48. bespoke ,
    on reflection, I have to ask you, what are you talking about, and what did I say that brought this outburst about?

    We were talking about the Uighurs, an Autonomous Region in China, populated by ethnically Turkish people, and suddenly you involve your parents and an unknown uprising at an undisclosed local shopping center.

    Are you by any chance of Uighur decent? If so say it and educate us.

    You perplexed me here, have to say far more than usual.


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  49. dover0beachsays:
    May 27, 2022 at 12:06 am
    7NEWS Melbourne
    @7NewsMelbourne
    · 5h
    Gas cooking and heating could soon be phased out in Victorian homes.

    So if you lose your electricity, you’ll neither be able to have a shower, a hot drink or meal. Do these idiots not see the danger of having a single mode of energy?

    I am just gobsmacked by this pig headed stupidity.

    Anti civilisational, anti-working class and certainly cruel to those with limited means.

    What the hell are they going to do to enforce this? Ban all non briquette or wood burning home or portable barbecues?

    This idea is just mind boggingly stupid.

    Monumental, colossal, wilful stupidity.

    The ALP stopped representing the working class decades ago.

    It is a party of utopian middle class leeches.

    Australia cannot even influence climate change if it is a problem at all.

    The best thing to do would be to export as much uranium and thorium as possible, if that even could make a significant difference to CO2 output.


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  50. Iv ignored ya condending shit for some time Gabor because some has been deserved. But you’ve turned out to be another wanker that’s experienced fuck all with wikipedia ‘knowledge’ at most.


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  51. anybody heard of NABERS ?

    you haven’t lived until you sat in on a meeting where the Asset Manager and the Consulting Engineers are discussing fractional NABERS “stars” as if they are a currency.

    Asset Guy: So, how much will 0.25 NABERS stars cost to achieve by the end of the year?
    Engineer: How much have you got mate?


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  52. bespoke says:
    May 27, 2022 at 5:12 am

    Iv ignored ya condending shit for some time Gabor because some has been deserved. But you’ve turned out to be another wanker that’s experienced fuck all with wikipedia ‘knowledge’ at most.

    Before this interaction, and I have checked it, I have replied to your comments exactly 6 times!!!
    Always jokingly as there wasn’t any substance to your comments anyway.

    How wiki comes into play I’m bamboozled, I never visit it unless a link is provided, mostly know my stuff from actual learning and reading.
    Again I ask what gives? Why the sudden hostility about the Uighur matter, and what does your parents’ experience has to do with it?


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  53. What did you say about the Uighurs, Gabor?
    If you said they’re knife wielding thugs being paid by the CIA to cause terror in Western China, I can’t see what Bespoke’s problem is.


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  54. Ed Case says:
    May 27, 2022 at 5:33 am

    What did you say about the Uighurs, Gabor?
    If you said they’re knife wielding thugs being paid by the CIA to cause terror in Western China, I can’t see what Bespoke’s problem is.

    I’m afraid, that, that was bespoke’s assertions, at least what one can glean from his cryptic posts.
    Pointing out that the Uighurs are actually a separate nationality who happen to live under Chinese rule, set him off.
    To this very moment, I can’t fathom why?


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  55. We were talking about the Uighurs

    Yes indeed. And why they deserved no sympathy.
    And all that was provided was events in a distant country and they practice a religion that’s not liked.
    You though added nothing not evan a personal anecdote such as Cassie to explain the indifference.

    BTW are you related to DrBG?


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  56. calli says:
    May 26, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Furthermore on the “atomic doona”….

    We have had several experiences here, on arguably the hottest continent on earth. Why? Because it’s easy to make up a bed using the rotten things. They look plush and lux, just like the styling mags. They are a foretaste of Hell.

    No wonder certain cultures sleep unclad on top of the entire idiotic edifice. And, yes…yik. And wariness of bedspreads from the naturally cautious.

    Happy to report that my current home has blankets and a quilt, all removable if you feel hot, addable (?) if you feel cold. Spare blanket in the cupboard just in case, plus electric blanket.

    Doonas in tourist accommodation are a good indicator of why not to stay there.

    I’ve stayed in lots of hotels/motels, and I hate the lack of temperature control in many of them. Often you can’t open the windows, and the temperature is set at 70F or thereabouts, which is fine during the day but too hot for sleeping. For me, anyway.

    Oh well. It used to be that you couldn’t control the temp because of a sputtering coal fire or smoky hearth in winter, and 40C days in an upstairs room in a pub in the country in summer.

    There’s no place like home. 🙂


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  57. Pointing out that the Uighurs are actually a separate nationality who happen to live under Chinese rule

    You didn’t the others did. Provide some some insight of your own. Prove you deserve to be so smug.


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  58. bespoke says:
    May 27, 2022 at 5:48 am

    As they say in the classics, “whatever“, mate.

    I can ignore you forever, can you do the same?
    Nothing personal mind you but you make little or no sense.

    Stick to being “first!”, is quite uncontroversial.


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  59. bespoke says:
    May 27, 2022 at 5:55 am

    Pointing out that the Uighurs are actually a separate nationality who happen to live under Chinese rule

    You didn’t the others did. Provide some some insight of your own. Prove you deserve to be so smug.

    Oops, I thought you could read and comprehend, my bad, apologies.


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  60. If you read it carefully, they’re actually looking to be above Parliament. It’s actually diabolical.

    ULURU STATEMENT FROM THE HEART
    We, gathered at the 2017 National Constitutional Convention, coming from all points of the
    southern sky, make this statement from the heart: Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the first sovereign Nations of the Australian continent and its adjacent islands, and possessed it under our own laws and customs. This our ancestors did, according to the reckoning of our culture, from the Creation, according to the common law from ‘time immemorial’, and according to science more than 60,000 years ago.
    This sovereignty is a spiritual notion: the ancestral tie between the land, or ‘mother nature’,
    and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who were born therefrom, remain
    attached thereto, and must one day return thither to be united with our ancestors. This link is
    the basis of the ownership of the soil, or better, of sovereignty. It has never been ceded or
    extinguished, and co-exists with the sovereignty of the Crown.
    How could it be otherwise? That peoples possessed a land for sixty millennia and this sacred
    link disappears from world history in merely the last two hundred years?
    With substantive constitutional change and structural reform, we believe this ancient
    sovereignty can shine through as a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood.
    Proportionally, we are the most incarcerated people on the planet. We are not an innately
    criminal people. Our children are aliened from their families at unprecedented rates. This
    cannot be because we have no love for them. And our youth languish in detention in obscene
    numbers. They should be our hope for the future.
    These dimensions of our crisis tell plainly the structural nature of our problem. This is the
    torment of our powerlessness.
    We seek constitutional reforms to empower our people and take a rightful place in our own
    country. When we have power over our destiny our children will flourish. They will walk in
    two worlds and their culture will be a gift to their country.
    We call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution.
    Makarrata is the culmination of our agenda: the coming together after a struggle. It captures
    our aspirations for a fair and truthful relationship with the people of Australia and a better
    future for our children based on justice and self-determination.
    We seek a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between
    governments and First Nations and truth-telling about our history.
    In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard. We leave base camp and start our trek
    across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people
    for a better future.



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  61. I get frustrated with Cassie’s constant hyperbole sometimes but she has knowledge and more importantly first hand experience so i can understand her frustration. You have nothing Gabor but bluff.


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  62. Matrix Transform:

    If you understood the fictions created by govt and big-capital that underwrite this insanity in the name of how-to-save-the-planet-while-making-money, you’d be horrified.

    I know and I’m horrified.
    The vast majority of problems on this planet has been caused by Government who represent only themselves.


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  63. bespoke says:
    May 27, 2022 at 6:30 am

    Repeating what others have said adds nothing .

    What have they done to deserve the indifference?

    I can’t resist punching a sucker, If you had a skerrick of curiosity it was me who actually put you on the straight and narrow re, the Uighurs, Cassie only confirmed it.
    Timeline is important my friend, hard to do, I admit when your mind is clouded by the mind rotting Woodstock .

    Should be put on the prohibited list and banned for eternity.


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  64. Barnaby Joyce:

    Appeared in his own video exhorting Government to ‘get out of our lives’.

    Change of heart. Returns to the Corinthian leather and 35 year old Canberra cognac. Then:

    Doesn’t want Fed pollies to be mandatorily vaxxed, as ‘it will just lead to arguments’.

    Jumps straight into the ‘net zero’ pool, proclaiming how good the water is and enraging every Nationals voter who can’t see the ocean from their bedroom window.

    Gets pineappled in the election, despite wearing giant hats.

    Wonders why (at least) three of his colleagues ran the numbers and are looking to throw him off the trough.

    GET FUCKED BARNABY.

    h/t bern


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  65. TheirABC’s increasingly totalitarian behaviour is giving me the irrits.

    Headlines like ‘What do we know about’ (who is ‘we?) and even worse, ‘What you need to know about.’

    Almost finished reading Murray Walker’s autobiography, which includes photos of the commentary box.

    Scrolling through TheirABC, I find a story headed ‘Everything You Need To Know Ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.’ It is a couple of hundred words.

    From reading Murray’s book, he would have walked the course before the race, compiled extensive biographical notes on the racers, also compiled notes on the car manufacturers, previous lap records, and then there were tyres, and so on and so on. He also had in front of him (mostly on paper) notes about gear changes on each segment and related speeds.

    You get the idea.

    TheirABC is dedicated to dumbing everything down. Anyone can become a motor racing expert. Just look at the headline ‘Everything You Need To Know’ about Monaco – grrr!

    As in yesterday’s example about housing shortages, the standard is roughly that of a student newspaper. There is no sign of even the most basic editorial checks being made, and as for spelling and grammar – it’s a lost cause.


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  66. Travelin’ mansays:

    May 26, 2022 at 4:06 am

    A sect?
    I’m afraid you are quite wrong there, they are a distinct nationality and they happen to live inside greater China, and Muslim to boot.
    moderated

    Time line and a bird strike.


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  67. JC says:
    May 27, 2022 at 6:06 am

    If you read it carefully, they’re actually looking to be above Parliament. It’s actually diabolical

    Yep, that’s always been the plan. No way they can get punters to vote for it, so let’s use the courts and legislation nobody voted for.

    Same in the US and Canada.


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  68. Headlines like ‘What do we know about’ (who is ‘we?) and even worse, ‘What you need to know about.’

    joh,

    Best you not click on news.com then. Every second piece.


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  69. The vast majority of airbnb I’ve stayed in have used doonas.
    I’ve never known them to be controversial (or excessively warm).
    I guess that’s might be because I’m generally a winter traveller who turns the heat down or off at night.
    Good to see that all in all Lizzie is enjoying her airbnb experiences.


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  70. “Not like me. A T-1000, advanced prototype. A mimetic poly-alloy. Liquid metal.”

    The T-800 to John Connor
    — Terminator 2


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  71. More on Liotta’s crowning achievement:

    The T-1000 Advanced Prototype[1], also known as 1000 Series, is a Terminator series produced by Skynet in 2029. The 1000 Series Terminator is fully autonomous, and unlike previous Infiltrator models that used rubber skin — and then finally living tissue over a metallic endoskeleton, the T-1000 is made entirely out of a liquid metal called “mimetic polyalloy”, meaning it can reform into any shape it touches of the approximate size, thus calling it a “shape-changer”.

    It cannot transform into any random object, such as a pack of cigarettes, as that size is considerably smaller. Neither can the T-1000 transform into any object that requires machinery to operate, such as a bomb. Another severe limitation of the T-1000 is that it cannot generate conventional weapons on its own volition, although it can utilize weaponry and vehicles found.

    It can, however, organically form primitive, blunt weaponry such as hooks, or stabbing weapons like knives. The usual modus operandi of the T-1000 is to impersonate civilians found or killed, only attacking once the target has been identified.

    I’d go to net zero if this was the end result.


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  72. KD – T-1000 is still going strong (Robert Patrick). They’re easy to mix up.

    Vale Mr Liotta. In lots of movies without being a loudmouth like so many Hollywood actors.


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  73. Arnie, I mean .

    T-800?

    Can you buy a Christina Lokken wife pillow yet? I’m a bit worried about milkshakes (I mean affirmative consent).

    I’m not buying the sentience upgrade.


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  74. T-1000 is still going strong (Robert Patrick). They’re easy to mix up.

    What?

    This better not be another Roger Moore moment.


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  75. Clarity:

    In the first Terminator film, he was mostly called 101, and the model number T-800 was introduced in Terminator 2, but they are actually the same, and without one the other wouldn’t be possible: T-800 is the endoskeleton and 101 is the skin and therefore the physical appearance of the model.



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  76. KD – T-1000 is still going strong (Robert Patrick). They’re easy to mix up.

    I should have known. The T-1000 never said ‘fuggedaboutit’.


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  77. Bespoke, Cassie doesn’t do hyperbole. She is to the point every time and being human makes the odd mistake which is acknowledged and corrected, not like a lot of us. I wish I could be more like her in analysing problems, mine are only in certain areas not usually discussed on this blog.


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  78. KK took one for the team, and will undoubtedly be rewarded with our money.

    SFLs are still blithering about a ‘broad church.’

    We’re not hearing a lot about principles.


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  79. Vale Mr Liotta. In lots of movies without being a loudmouth like so many Hollywood actors.

    Yep. Ray did his job very well and refused to become embroiled in politics.

    Thanks, Ray.


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  80. It troubles me greatly to see bespoke’s widdle mouth all twenty past eight.
    This could be the internet violence our E commissioner was talking about.
    How long do you think these type of blogs have got…especially when everyone is teasing each other?
    But such is the level of denialism here, you’ll still be calling people idiots instead of enemies and not know who’s up who and who’s paying the rent.
    How’s your acceptance of the WEF’s level of participation in the west’s destruction coming along? …..or still just all idiot domestic pollies who just coincidentally seem to be doing exactly what all other western pollies are doing….
    Just idiots?
    I know who the idiots are.


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  81. Headline news in the UK is the tax on energy profits (a ‘levy’) that the Conservatives have introduced , after much argy-bargy about it, so Labor are crowing that their idea has been pinch and its time for the Conseratives to go. This money will be used to ameliorate slightly the huge increase in energy costs that is going to hit Britain this winter.

    Just how long can they go on doing this, and coping also with ‘the rising cost of living’ that is on everyone’s lips? A ‘worsening crisis for millions of households’ says the BBC at me as I type this. No sense of history at all, says Hairy in exasperation, turning it off. Seems to me that people are just beginning to realise what their ready acceptance of the climate cult is bringing to them, but now they are in too deep and it’s too late to query the narrative. Australia well on track now for this too.

    Meantime, here we are in the East Riding of Yorkshire in a rather lovely Airbnb on a farm with a fabulous view over towards the rolling landscape of Castle Howard. Our abode is made from a converted pigstye. Don’t fall about laughing as it is very beautifully stripped out, its old roof beams cleaned up, and it is now renovated to within an inch of its life: Vogue style and decor. A change from our Eyam cottage which was run by a salt-of-the-earth old couple who had filled the small cottage with the contents of thirty years worth of bric-a-brac collecting to give it ‘that cottage feel’ – some of it quite nice but goodness me, so much of it it was hard to find a place to put down our stuff anywhere. Sadly even here, yet another atomic down doona (or whatever it is called) has had to be shelled out of its pod so that we can sleep in comfort. I have found a light blanket here which will do on top of the doona shell if I add my shaggy sheep wool rug on my side.

    First trip today was to see where my French Count ancestor first arrived in the UK. He was one of the Gentleman Adventurers who helped form a company to drain the fens; but he started in the Hatfield Levels in the 1620’s, far above the salt marshes of my later to be ancestral church now under threat and further up even than the traditional fenlands up to Lincoln. It was interesting to see the same sorts of draining systems had been made around the Hatfield swamps at Sandtoft too, and sad to know that it was here that my ancestor’s village and all of his followers were burned out by angry locals who were against fenland draining due to the loss of their fishing and fowling rights. We took some photographs of the lie of the land, because there is not much else from that period left to see.

    Then Hairy wanted to backtrack down to Grimsby, on his list to see, which I had stopped us going to the other day because of our leaky tyre (fixed for 120 pounds, new tyre, no insurance cover for that). Grimsby was an eye-opener, the other side of Boris’s Britain, a regional area badly hit long ago by the EU takeover of fishing ground, and now by Covid lockdowns and climate madness price rises. So very many shuttered up shops and businesses gone bust in the very long main street, and a general air of depression in the buildings and people, which extended even to the next town of Cleethorpe, a seedy seaside holiday town where even there a lot of things were no longer operative. It’s not all the green and pleasant land around those parts, Boris’s now gone ‘red wave’. What an opportunity lost, to do some good there instead of make things worse, much worse. Green Carrie – grrrrrrr. What a Teal.

    Tomorrow we go into York for a look-see, although we’ve been there before, so will just do some shopping. We may drive around some of the little villages near to here, and relax in this nice place doing some reading but Grimsby lingers back of mind as somewhere that will only get worse, and signifies all that is going wrong in Britain.


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  82. How long do you think these type of blogs have got…especially when everyone is teasing each other?

    Thanks, Faulty.

    Does ‘teasing’ include calling people shallow cock smokers and wishing them dead?


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  83. Heard Gary Humphries, ex Chief Minister and Senator, on the radio opining about the local libs being too much right wing. What a tosser, chasing the left vote. Do these sort of faux liberals not understand if there is no point of difference why vote for them anyway. I met him years ago at a Brumbies game, didn’t appreciate being called a seat warmer as a Senator. He was ok as a CM when Canberra was run as a town council. Used to be a very pleasant place to live then the liars got in and its been downhill ever since. Took about two years for the place to look like a dump.


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  84. Anthony Albanese refuses to entertain suggestions Kristina Keneally will be given diplomatic position

    Sounds like Al Banese PBUH* (not mocking Italians now) will give Nobody’s Girl the same treatment, and for the same reasons, as Screwtape gave Wormwood.

    * Point-things Be Up Him.


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  85. munty

    Palacechook and Andrews haven’t had much of a glove laid on them. Their scandals have been fairly weak.

    Mmmmmm, yessss. Killing hundreds of oldies by sending some, while positive for Kung Flu, into nursing homes where they could spread the “joy” is really hardly worth a mention.


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  86. m0ntysays:
    May 26, 2022 at 10:29 pm
    Doing so, and likewise saying so, are protected first amendment rights.

    Sedition is not protected by 1A. Inciting crimes is also not protected. You know that Dot, don’t be intellectually lazy.

    So, why aren’t the instigators of Wussia Wussia, Wussia, in jail? They incited crimes.


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  87. SFLs are still blithering about a ‘broad church.’

    We’re not hearing a lot about principles.

    That’s the thing with Lefties; there’s no principle they won’t prostitute for the sake of power.


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  88. munty

    No, Dottungsmottir of the village Rungstenwomp, I shall not fetch turnip nuggets for you. Get them yourself, lazy bum.

    Translation: Aww sheet, all I have is extracts from fascist left websites, and I’m not sure they have any substance!


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  89. This better not be another Roger Moore moment.

    KD – Roger Moore lives on at The Express. They’re a bit obsessive

    +Roger Moore’s ‘very unusual’ generosity on James Bond set and to sick Audrey Hepburn (23 May)
    +Roger Moore didn’t like his Escape to Athena role alongside James Bond star (23 May)
    +Roger Moore: Bond star was plagued by health issues before death – ‘told I could die’ (22 May)
    +Roger Moore was ‘petrified’ drunk Hollywood star would drop a baby on set ‘He was shaking’ (22 May)
    +Roger Moore named the ‘best’ Bond ever and his pick for who should replace Daniel Craig (22 May)
    +Roger Moore and his fourth wife Kristina’s devastating tragedy they faced together (22 May)
    +Roger Moore’s traumatic experience that made him hate guns: ‘I was deafened’ (22 May)

    No I don’t read any of these but someone obviously does. Good way to fill a newspaper I suppose.


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  90. I’ve noticed, hasn’t been ‘on special’ since I’ve been back.
    Supply chain dramas result in increased home-grown demand for Aussie-made toilet paper, tissues

    I just read this out to Hairy. He laughed. Simples. Just subscribe to the Sydney Morning Herald.

    On toilet paper, most places we’ve stayed have included a plentiful supply. But not here. Careful there, I say to Hairy, because as far as these owners are concerned, that’s your lot. In fact, we’d better buy some more tomorrow, can’t expect them to provide everything as we’re self-catering.

    We can give any left-over rolls to your brother before we depart on Tuesday, I add as an afterthought.

    He looks at me dumbfounded.
    I am not, he says emphatically, giving a present of toilet paper to my brother.
    Hairy can get very British sometimes when he’s back here in England.
    Words about pigstyes and me might even get exchanged. 🙂


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  91. Dot to munty

    Have you been able to prove any assertion you have made on this blog on the last couple of days?

    No, and he is still avoiding the question about the difference between gun culture and gang culcha.


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  92. Faulty…..?
    Let me give you some serious advice, helpful advice, that may really help you out in life…..it may even help you with women.
    And come to think of it, may have got you out of “traffic”.
    If you dropped your need to belong to a gang or a group…….you’d be able to assess all information as presented on it’s merits and not dismiss it due to your bigotry about it’s source.
    The reason I am so much smarter than you is because of this reason.
    SRR…MV have often been way ahead of the eightball….maybe sometimes not, but only a fool dismisses them outright.
    In this case MV has been banging on about our e commissioner and what she has planned for months.
    That’s just a fact.
    And now months lated…too late one might argue we see an article about her raving on at the WEF on this very blog.
    That’s the WEF you have scoffed at now for years.
    You can keep making a goat of yourself publicly KD, or you can seriously take this advice and wise up.


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  93. dover0beachsays:
    May 26, 2022 at 11:11 pm
    You are not being serious, Dot. This is horseplop.

    I bet you monty was saying the same thing about the Feds being involved in the Whitmer ‘kidnapping’ case. Funny how the court case exposed their shenanigans.

    This is the principal reason no-one like Trump will ever face a (real) court about the unarmed insurrection.


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  94. A Victoriastani parliamentary committee has recommended a ban on new domestic gas installations and a cut off date for the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, along with 30 other recommendations.

    The Victorian Greens leader, Samantha Ratnam, said the inquiry provided the “know how” to transition to renewables.

    There you go, politicians “know how” to transition to renewables.

    I wonder how many of them are electrical engineers?


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  95. Dover

    So if you lose your electricity, you’ll neither be able to have a shower, a hot drink or meal. Do these idiots not see the danger of having a single, discontinuous, unreliable, mode of energy?

    Fixed. As this goes on, it becomes harder to assume that it is a mix of ignorance, incompetence and stupidity.


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  96. The Victorian Greens leader, Samantha Ratnam, said the inquiry provided the “know how” to transition to renewables.

    What about big diesels in tractors?
    Ratnam could transition farmers to planting millions of hectares with a yam stick.


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  97. Fixed. As this goes on, it becomes harder to assume that it is a mix of ignorance, incompetence and stupidity.

    Have you met these psychopaths? They ooze smug and malevolence.


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  98. Dotsays:
    May 27, 2022 at 5:04 am
    Can anyone explain why Aborigines in Perth, Sale or Lismore really care about the Uluru Statement?

    The opportunity to get OPM?


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  99. A Victoriastani parliamentary committee has recommended a ban on new domestic gas installations and a cut off date for the sale of new petrol and diesel cars

    They never seem to recommend that pollies be required to drive electric cars. You’d think it’d be the first thing they’d push, leading by example and all that.


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  100. One of the best things about driving into Canberra from Sydney used to be the wide median strip of eucalypts interspersed with not correct trees.

    Having done that drive many times, there is no amount of rage that I can direct at ‘Greens’ who destroyed that, one of the great entrances to a national capital, because everyone at some international junket said that you had to have a C19th tram.

    They chopped down the trees and inserted a tram which not even the most optimistic estimates say will ever pay its way.

    There is nothing they won’t destroy.


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  101. Lizzie:

    …This money will be used to ameliorate slightly the huge increase in energy costs that is going to hit Britain this winter.
    Just how long can they go on doing this, and coping also with ‘the rising cost of living’ that is on everyone’s lips? A ‘worsening crisis for millions of households’ says the BBC at me as I type this…

    The government parasite continues to grow.
    It will just keep sucking more of the wealth out of society until the host dies. And it will happen, the parasite cannot stop feeding. Like the scorpion and the frog, it’s the nature of the beast.
    Government understands the problems it is causing, it feels sorry for us (in a very shallow sense) about the plight in which it has put us and would really like to do anything possible to alleviate our distress… except getting off our backs and stopping the vacuum pump it has installed into the economy.
    There is no alternative.
    The Government and its organs must be reduced.
    All else is just pissing into the wind.


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  102. Ratman would if she could.
    She’s on the list.
    Came back specifically whilst on maternity leave to give Andrews an SoE extension.
    If the Victorian government wants to pay for new hot water services, stoves and ovens plus upgrade everyone’s car to an EV I’m sure they can find some rich people to slug to pay for it.
    The climate is changing in Kooyong after all.


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  103. minsays:
    May 27, 2022 at 6:08 am
    Wait until the blackouts stop us from being able to flush the toilet .

    I suspect that the geniuses (genii?) who rule over us haven’t quite twigged that power is need to move water around, no power, no water, not only no flush, but no drink.


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  104. This joint never ceases to fascinate me (NYC). I was strolling up Turd Ave this afternoon and walked past a salon with the following sign:

    Brazilian cut and blow dry.

    How is that possible?


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  105. Can anyone explain why Aborigines in Perth, Sale or Lismore really care about the Uluru Statement?

    Compensation, reparations, and a chance of making whitefella feel guilty.


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  106. On the other hand Johanna, having trees near roads is a sure recipe for ruining the substrate and eventually the surface.
    In my opinion all tress should be cleared from the proximity of heavy traffic roads.
    Save lots of money and the lives of the poor buggers who make a mistake and hit them.


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  107. Random question.
    Who was it at old Cat who used to publish “Lame Pics”?
    Mostly a weird collection of 1960’s ‘naughty old man’ reminiscent of Benny Hill humour.


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  108. JCsays:

    May 27, 2022 at 8:34 am

    Mark from Melb, I think Sanchez. I think it was a Mark at least.

    That rings a bell.
    There were several Marks.


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  109. Good to see that all in all Lizzie is enjoying her airbnb experiences.

    Thanks, Rosie. We are enjoying them, in all of their variety, and that variety is a big part of the charm. Also, small talk with the owners is often helpful for planning trips and also to get an insight, however brief, into how different types of people are faring and what their concerns are. We don’t go for the cheaper offerings, nothing below $200 a night, and some more than this, depending on what they offer and where. As I’ve said, fairly comparable to a mid-range hotel room and much better with all of our luggage, need for car parking and our desire to have a sort of home to come back to for three or four days each time.

    We’ve booked a more expensive hotel in Windsor for our final stay though as we have to be within a day trip by train from London for meeting up with friends. Hotels sometimes make a nice change.


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  110. Can anyone explain why Aborigines in Perth, Sale or Lismore really care about the Uluru Statement?
    According to the Wet Alsatian today Aborigines in Perth really want to catch up on the Depp-Heard trial, blow by blow.


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  111. Probably been posted here already but if so it bears repeating:

    COVID vaccines may impair long-term immunity to the virus

    Vaccines against the coronavirus may impair the body’s ability to produce a key type of antibody, thus potentially limiting the immune system’s defenses against mutated strains of the virus, a new study suggests.

    I’m pretty sure Robert Malone brought this possibility up quite some time ago, but it could well have been others, too. It’s hard to keep track, since there have been so many specialists who spoke up about such things, had their careers and reputations rubbished, and are now being vindicated.


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  112. Who was it at old Cat who used to publish “Lame Pics”?

    It was Mark, Mark A. They were of the saucy postcard variety. Some very funny/corny.

    He was on the dash cat for quite a while too. Is that still going?


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  113. UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces a “temporary, targeted energy-profits levy” of 25% on oil and gas profits

    Aaannd the predictable happens.

    Energy giant BP to review all North Sea investment due to Rishi’s windfall tax (26 May)

    Yep, tax energy companies to give money to the people to offset the cost of energy, which YOU made more expensive. Whereupon the energy companies can’t get ROI to work and stop projects, thereby making energy prices go even higher. If you could convert stupid into energy politicians would be the biggest energy source on the planet.


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  114. There is nothing they won’t destroy.

    Always the way with socialists.

    From within the canyons between sheer concrete apartment blocks, drab, with plainest windows from a few of which a sickly light is dying, crushing the very souls of men. To the crumbling stations, and worn out trains worked far beyond their years limping along uneven rails, but taunting with vibrant posters of gleaming powerful vehicles running along rails that streak ahead into the future.

    All made to crush, grind, and drains people until they fell they must submit to the state if they are going to survive at all.


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  115. Not staying with the other Lizzie?

    Big castles are too draughty, Sancho.

    However, I’ll be she offers blankets as well as a doona.
    She’s like me, on record as not liking doonas, takes her own pillow and blankies.
    Now that is real luxury, the most I can fit into my suitcase is my sheep rug.


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  116. In my opinion all tress should be cleared from the proximity of heavy traffic roads.

    so we shouldn’t have things on the roadside cause drunks smash into them?


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  117. Where’s Fester?

    Batteries hitting a wall.

    Elon Musk
    @elonmusk
    Doing LA to SF road trip in Model S with all 5 kids & Talulah. Supercharger finished charging b4 we finished our burgers!



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  118. Ratnam could transition farmers to planting millions of hectares with a yam stick.

    I think the US Agency for International Development recently suggested that.

    Sacrifices will have to be made.

    By others.


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  119. I wonder how many of them are electrical engineers?

    nobody listens to Elec Eng

    the policy clowns are usually Science or Mech Eng because those guys know everything.

    Just ask em.


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  120. As to claimed long term effects of the vaccines against what are now much less virulent strains of the virus.
    The current hospitalisation and death rates are not even newsworthy these days are they?
    I can’t even catch it, despite two months of desperate attempts in Europe, when I was in France at one point they had fifteen million known cases in a population of 70 million.


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  121. will says:
    May 27, 2022 at 8:45 am

    In my opinion all tress should be cleared from the proximity of heavy traffic roads.

    so we shouldn’t have things on the roadside cause drunks smash into them?

    Red Hill , just outside of Melbourne on the Peninsula. I know someone whose wife was killed by a tree branch hitting their car on a windy day. You drive through the area and the main drags are littered with freaking tree branches curling up over the road. It’s downright dangerous on windy days.


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  122. I guess if you can time your breaks to when you need to recharge and there aren’t a thousand others wanting access at the same time you can EV.
    Might be different for us plebs though.


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  123. In my trips up and dowm to the coast the trees next to the road are always wrecking the road. Falling over in the wind. Just about every time I go I see where big gums have dropped a branch on the road. Locals seem to travel with a chainsaw for such occasions. I used to do the same thing including long chains for pulling heavy stuff when I went fishing in out of the way places.


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  124. rosiesays:

    May 27, 2022 at 8:49 am

    I guess if you can time your breaks to when you need to recharge

    There was a discussion yesterday on the variations in range due to a number of factors, including ambient temperature.
    And there is also the issue of degradation of range as the battery ages.
    I would need a comfortable range of 700-800 k before I looked at EVs.


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  125. so we shouldn’t have things on the roadside cause drunks smash into them?

    Ever had a front steer tyre blow out?
    If you do I hope there are no trees right on the edge of the road. Mechanical faults occur and people make mistakes, trees turn an incidents into deaths.


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  126. Bonhomie off to a slow start.

    Do better. Even you Groogs. I’m off to start a Go fund me Page for a one way ticket to Denpasar. I won’t even use Garuda or Asia Air.


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  127. Me too.
    Driving to qld up the Newell end next week.
    500km stages.
    Petrol, too easy.
    The big issue for me after range is number of charging points available v persons wishing to use them on long haul trips.


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  128. Mark A brought a house in Hungary and worked in Eastern Europe as An electrical engineer. He cracked the shits about something, can’t remember what, then left.


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  129. Sancho, I have a 2.0L turbo diesel and tomorrow I’m driving to the North Coast to visit family. It’s 670km and I can do it on two-thirds of a tank, so the only stops will be for a coffee and leg stretch. Agree that EV range has to be comparable to my current car before I’d consider it.


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  130. On the subject of “Lame Pix” .. MARK A still does them daily .. over at the “furniture store” .. read ’em every morning .. LOL!


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  131. Had a call from my mate in NZ yesterday. He’s coming back in about a year. We talked about people cracking the shits then not offering an alternative even if it is not a solution and how they say we have to do something. This is government doing something to be seen to do something even though its of no benefit.


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  132. #metoo rugbyskier.
    My turbo diesel can run to 1300 kms on a tank on long trips (mid 5’s in litres per 100).
    Not so flash around town.
    If we needed two cars, we would probably keep the diesel for long trips and get a small EV for local travel.


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  133. Had one of our pilots yesterday.
    Apparently he is being effectively forced overseas to continue advancing in his career (twin prop and getting all his qualifications to end up flying the big boys, commercial airlines).
    The next part of his training is being dome in Singapore in a couple of weeks.
    To do the same training in WA is 150+ days, in Victoria 300+.
    Oh, and you cant book, instead you are put on a waiting list and told when a slot might become available.

    We are run by some second rate turds arent we?


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  134. Memes are treasonous wrongthink.

    Swedish Agency Warns of Dangerous ‘Hidden Agenda’ Memes (26 May)

    Sweden’s Agency for Psychological Defence has launched a campaign against disinformation online, warning Swedes about internet memes that could be used to spread misleading information.

    The warning comes as part of a larger campaign entitled “Don’t Be Deceived,” which was launched by the Swedish Agency for Psychological Defense, a new agency established by the Swedish government to identify and analyse misleading information in January of this year.

    “Disinformation and foreign influence can be dressed in the most innocent packaging. In our first campaign, we have therefore chosen to use a more lighthearted tone and memes to meet influence campaigns in the same arena as they perform. Together we will build resilience and it starts in every single feed on social media,” Nemo Stjernström, the agency project manager for the campaign added.

    Wow, “Agency for Psychological Defence” is about as Orwellian a government department name as you can possibly get.


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  135. shatterzzzsays:

    May 27, 2022 at 9:02 am

    On the subject of “Lame Pix” .. MARK A still does them daily .. over at the “furniture store”

    Er, no thanks.


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  136. Getting to the “If you have a business which cant be moved, we will tax it to death” \stage of democracy in the UK.
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/26/bp-to-review-north-sea-investments-windfall-tax
    BP has said it will review its investments in the North Sea after the government unveiled a windfall tax on oil and gas operators.

    The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, laid out plans on Thursday for a 25% tax increase to taxes on North Sea energy companies, in a move that is expected to raise £5bn.

    A sunset clause in the legislation means that Sunak’s “energy profits levy” will only be phased out when oil and gas prices return to historically more normal levels or by December 2025.


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  137. The M7 in Sydney is a dual carriageway which has some stretches where they have trees on the dividing strip.

    I am not sure that it was intended that they should always be there. I get the impression that the land the trees sit on is intended to be turned into additional lanes in the future. I don’t say ‘when the traffic load requires’ because the third lane in each direction was needed from the outset – within a couple of months of it opening there were traffic jams in peak hour.

    (I cannot recall where I heard it but heard that the consortium that built the M7 offered to build the third lane originally at a negligible increase in cost but an appropriate extension of time, but they were turned down because of some political imperative of the government of the moment.)

    So, when they do decide to add the additional lanes the will be paying for years of nightwork and creating sections kilometers long where everyone must slow down to 80kph even when there is absolutely no work being carried out. But then they will be able to announce the opening of M7 a second time.


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  138. Worst ‘roo incident I’ve been involved with was taking mum to a medical appointment and the bugger jumped off a metre high cutting, hit the car on the passenger side and ended up half in the car through the back window.
    Poor old mum was lucky the bloody thing didn’t end up on her lap.


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  139. the mind rotting Woodstock .

    Should be put on the prohibited list and banned for eternity.

    Not butting in on the bone of contention between these two but hard to see a problem with this sentence.


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  140. The dishonest insanity of stating “I was desperately trying to catch it”….
    How?

    Look you fucking clowns.
    When flus and colds are renamed covid, which is exactly what happened, or else the flus and colds would not have disappeared….read that again if you need to….think…try to be logical…..and the tests conveniently can’t tell the difference. ….
    Here’s what you’ve done by allowing yourself to be jabbed by criminals at war with freedom and humanity.
    Killed yourselves.
    Vaids…blood clots…..liver diseases…cancers….even the re emergence of shingles was predicted by the doctors of the Barrington declaration back in 2020.
    And we “conspiracy theorists” linked to them saying so.
    You’re immune systems are in the process of being destroyed.
    We’ve known this for two years.
    All those people off sick from work that if you were honest with yourselves you would admit are jabbed…haven’t got covid like they think they have. The brainwashed cretins have seasonal colds and flus that some would have caught anyway while others would have already been immune but for being jabbed.
    But hey….the people destroying our civilization by banning all fuel and power sources are just stupid ……if you are a denialist.


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  141. Sweden’s Agency for Psychological Defence has launched a campaign against disinformation online

    Time was when people would sift through the opinions and data and inform themselves – and then elect a government.

    Sweden (well Biden’s America wanted to do it first) will decide what ‘truth’ you can hear and then let citizens make their choice.

    What could possibly go wrong.


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  142. the mind rotting Woodstock .

    Should be put on the prohibited list and banned for eternity.

    Is it the can or the consumer that’s your problem?
    What about Canadian Club?
    The drink preferred by Monty Python style lumberjacks.
    “I put on women’s clothing and hang around in bars”


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  143. I get the impression that the land the trees sit on is intended to be turned into additional lanes in the future.

    ML, you are correct.
    The 2050 plan is for 4 lanes in either direction.


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  144. The FBI/DOJ just don’t care what you think.

    Justice Department Won’t Charge FBI Agents in Nassar Case Failures

    Prosecutors won’t charge the FBI agents who disregarded Olympic gymnasts’ allegations that former national team doctor Larry Nassar sexually assaulted them and later made false statements to cover their mistakes, the Justice Department said.


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  145. Dude’s right.

    @elonmusk

    May 24
    Population collapse is the biggest threat to civilization

    An0maly
    @LegendaryEnergy
    · May 24
    REMINDER: Elon Musk (@elonmusk) for years has been telling people that birth rates are collapsing & most of the media is lying about the population growth problem.

    He believes the opposite of most billionaires who are guiding world policy.



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  146. The M7 tunnel was going to cost another million and the Lane Coce tunnel 2 million for the extra lanes but governments have to spend money on more important things like more advisors and other useless accoutrements.


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  147. The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, laid out plans on Thursday for a 25% tax increase to taxes on North Sea energy companies, in a move that is expected to raise £5bn.

    To me ‘raise’ (as in the verb applied to money matters) suggests an investment of time and your own money to make some more. Most importantly it is not done by force. You can raise money for a charity, you can raise the money for business.

    The British government will take more money from targeted businesses. As the Government gets richer they make someone else poorer. And while the money taken is a mere fleabite compared to the governments revenue it will be confiscation of a very serious chunk of their victims’ money.

    Government would happily burn your house down to get at your silverware (which they had only just suddenly decided they were entitled to) and consider that a fair deal.


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  148. After promising to make a submission to the FWC for a rise in the minimum wage, Jim Chalmers is calling for a “national conversation” about productivity, a word I don’t recall him or Elbow using much during the campaign.

    I wonder how many workers are just now realising that the Labor government can’t legislate for wages to keep track with inflation, which is about to get worse thanks to rising electrickery costs on top of budget busting fuel costs?

    Meanwhile, the ABC is pushing a story on the disengagement of “multicultural Australia” with the election. The people they interview admit they don’t know how the electoral system works, but they all expect Mr. Albanese to do more for them than Morrison, even the sole Liberal voter among them.


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  149. Let’s work out whether you’ll be starving if they ban IC engines and go to electric.
    YES.
    Yes you will.
    Talk of electric cars and their capabilities when there will be no electricity and no food without burning oil in engines seems insane to me.


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  150. Seems to be developing as a major theme in the recent massacre:

    Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman’s rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the 18-year-old shooter was killed by a Border Patrol team.

    “Go in there! Go in there!” nearby women shouted at the officers soon after the attack began, said Juan Carranza, 24, who saw the scene from outside his house, across the street from Robb Elementary School in the close-knit town of Uvalde. Carranza said the officers did not go in.

    Link


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  151. My nephew drinks Canadian Club. I got him a six pack for his birthday. Explaining to the craft beer hipster at the local bottle shop it wasn’t for me he said, “No judgment here man.”


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  152. The 2050 plan is for 4 lanes in either direction.

    I will be driving on the M7 this afternoon. Because it runs ‘through’ Sydney there are frequent on (and off) ramps. Each on ramp means traffic on the motorway slowing down while vehicles negotiate merging. And because that holds the traffic up and adds more traffic to the inside lane, a lot of cars from the inside lane merge with the outside lane. The result is that the traffic is choked across all lanes.

    It wouldn’t be a bother if was like the M5 it ran from Sydney to somewhere so there were great lengths with no merging traffic between the start and finish. That third lane would have been really useful already years ago.


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  153. So they advocate for no gas and electricity only.

    Without doing the sums it’s obvious there would be very little left over to charge everyone’s EV.

    Meanwhile, we’ve had more of that stuff that was likely never again to fill our dams and river systems.


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  154. Seems to be developing as a major theme in the recent massacre

    Early days…but the local police department say police were on the scene in 4 minutes and were engaged by the shooter, after which they waited an hour for a tactical response team to arrive.

    Fwiw, it’s also being reported that the pics of the perpetrator wearing women’s clothes are not him.


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  155. Mother Lode, the operators of the M7 will start construction of the third lane in each direction from the Sir Roden Cutler interchange at Crossroads to Richmond Road at Glendinning in the next few months. Get ready for delays and I wonder if the tolls will be reduced (as if!!)


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