1,407 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 4 Jun 2022”

  1. Looks like Bulgaria has a bit of a problem, with the Ukrainian refugees.
    They were/are housed in top-class seaside hotels free of charge at off season rates of course, and now that the tourist season started, they can’t get them out.

    Tourists bring more money in than just hotel fees, so there is a dilemma.
    Will be interesting to see how they solve it?


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  2. Rolled home, three sheets to the wind and ears ringing after an evening of improv rock with me scaley mates.
    No girls here, so on goes Rage on the telly while I toast meself a sammidge.
    But it’s Gay Pride Month on Their ABC, so it’s shit arch art disco with no femmes on screen.
    Gay Pride goes on for a whole month.

    (reposted from the old fred, because this content is too important to miss obvs)


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  3. I’ll tell you what though, I’m currently in York and the affection for the Queen is overflowing. Yesterday I was in London and the queue to get into the grandstands to watch the ceremony at the Palace started at the Ritz, headed away from Green Park, went around the corner for over a hundred meters, then turned back past the Ritz again, into Green Park and into the stands. It was an orderly queue, well dressed, women in their finery and the men in suits, veterans with their gongs.

    There were people everywhere. Green Park tube station had to open up the turnstiles and just let the crowd flow through. The Union Jack was everywhere, worn as suits, dresses, hats and bows or just a flag carried and waved around. Up in York, it is not as crazy but flags are decorating just about every business and the people are out enjoying the celebrations. Pity Bob Moran can’t enjoy with the rest of the nation.


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  4. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were loudly booed Friday while returning together to royal events in the UK for the first time in two years.

    A small cheer initially greeted the exiled royal couple’s exit from St Paul’s Cathedral — just to be quickly drowned out by a chorus of shouted boos, video shows.



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  5. woke fuckwits

    Shoppers at Woolworths and Big W will soon no longer be able to grab plastic shopping bags at the checkout.

    Woolworths Group said it would stop selling the 15-cent shopping bags at checkouts nationwide over the next year — and they will be gone for good by the end of June 2023.

    The supermarket giant said it would also phase out plastic bags in online orders.

    It claims the move will remove more than 9000 tonnes of plastic from circulation annually.

    Woolworths managing director Natalie Davis said paper bags would still be available for shoppers who forgot to bring their own, but the supermarket giant ultimately wanted “to sell less bags altogether”.

    “The reusable plastic bags have played their part and now it’s time to do away with selling plastic shopping bags at our checkouts for good,” she said on Friday.



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  6. This is why halfway intelligent people suggest the left are truly stupid. In fact they have the brains resulting from multi-generational inbreeding.

    The Hiden Administration has been pushing and prodding the Saudis to produce more oil while this eggsact same administration has been cancelling oil leases and preventing pipelines from being built domestically.

    Go figure.


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  7. The Hiden Administration has been pushing and prodding the Saudis to produce more oil while this eggsact same administration has been cancelling oil leases and preventing pipelines from being built domestically.

    Brilliant. Just brilliant.


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  8. The Hiden Administration has been pushing and prodding the Saudis to produce more oil while this eggsact same administration has been cancelling oil leases and preventing pipelines from being built domestically.

    it gets worse: the Biden Admin is on Iran’s side , giving them aid and comfort in their nuclear program, which is a direct threat to the Saudis. No wonder they don’t want to co-operate.


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  9. Surely you’d only help Iran to be a spiteful idiot?

    Iran is the only country I know of that openly declares a desire to start a nuclear war.

    FFS.

    If the last few years have taught me anything, it is we should drop the moniker of “elites” for our utterly ridiculous ruling class.


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  10. Shoppers at Woolworths and Big W will soon no longer be able to grab plastic shopping bags at the checkout.

    Everything old is new again, String bags or close crocheted bags– I have a beauty made by a client of the Sunbather’s it is elegant and functional, packs into a small space and stretches beautifully. The local market I go to has nice strong paper carry bags which are recycled over and over, kept in the car and packed with the groceries.

    I do wonder though when the local councils will ban doggie poop bags — now that’ll be interesting


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  11. This poor young bloke couldn’t be any more wrong.

    https://medium.com/@Eltonthepenguin/the-misogyny-of-monogamy-5ef17f06f6f8

    Firstly, marriage in its origins was literally about men buying women as property. Not in the sociological way I’m currently talking about, but in a legal way like slavery. Throughout most of history, women have been practically slaves to men. It’s the reason why we prioritize the safety of women; why we didn’t let them in the workplace or military and why men are placed to protect them. Not because we value them on a humane level, but because private property has always been disproportionately valued above humanity. With this historical context, it makes sense that this attitude would carry on in the modern world in a more subconscious manner.

    Secondly, marriage always seems to benefit men more than it does women. The cliche of a female golddigger marrying a man and immediately divorcing him to get half of his money has been firmly cemented in our culture to convince us of the opposite fact. I mean, the cliche fails to even question why women are so financially dependent on men in the first place. As we’ve established, women’s status as property prevented them from going into the workplace. This would obviously make men the only ones with a viable salary. In turn, marriage was just how men would make women committed to a slavish dependency.

    Lastly, there’s an obvious double standard between men and women sexually. It’s common knowledge that a man is congratulated for sleeping with several women while a woman is slut shamed for doing the same thing. It seems that polygamous behavior is much more normalized for men than it is for women.

    Decades of Marxist brain washing went into this.

    Wrong on every count and more so with today’s misandric family law and family law courts.


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  12. Woolworths managing director Natalie Davis said paper bags would still be available for shoppers who forgot to bring their own, but the supermarket giant ultimately wanted “to sell less bags altogether”.

    Shareholders must be having conniptions.

    “Sure, you can get a paper bag, they’re $2…”

    Or you improve quality, efficiency and customer service and give them away and outcompete smaller players who are eating their lunch.

    WOW won’t be paying a 20% divided yield because they got rid of plastic bags.

    I get the feeling she’s an affirmative action hire, woke idiot.


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  13. The Hiden Administration has been pushing and prodding the Saudis to produce more oil while this eggsact same administration has been cancelling oil leases and preventing pipelines from being built domestically.

    Saudi Aramaco are now the world’s biggest company. Work for desert hillbillies. No work for Americans.

    This is going to be a spectacular revolution.


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  14. Up in York, it is not as crazy but flags are decorating just about every business and the people are out enjoying the celebrations. Pity Bob Moran can’t enjoy with the rest of the nation.

    Jupes, must’ve just missed you. We were in York last week, and in Windsor only a few days ago.
    In the past week the Royal fever was mounting right throughout the beflagged kingdom, and I caught it a bit myself. Tomorrow, the post-Covid street parties should delight many as they remeet their neighbours. Shame to have to leave the day before the flyover, but we hadn’t factored the Jubilee into our dates. Last time I had to leave a few days before the UK was having a significant Royal event was way back in 1953 just before the Coronation. I remember the disappointment even now. We did however manage to arrive from South Africa on the same flight as Diana’s brother the day after she died and took in the temperature of the times back then, with Her Maj very much on the other side of the fickle public equation, seemingly deliberately remote at Balmoral. It improved when she finally turned up in London, where we were quite fortuitously hanging around as the Queen and the Duke arrived in black rollers to inspect the flowers with the two boys.

    Harry is now getting boo’d as he and Meaghan depart from the Platinum Jubilee thanksgiving service. He looked woeful as he walked into the church realising how much he had given up. Meaghan putting a brave face on it all, the two of them clutching each other’s hand for support, for things are hardly working out well for them in America. They need the pomp of on-going Royalty to be somebodies. A sad descent now into a reprise of the Duke of Windsor? It is sad for their children.

    We hope to go back to the UK next September after our four-master cruise from Croatia to Athens. I will need to keep limber enough to manage all of those spiral stairs on board; no elevators at all.

    We will be in the US this October just before the mid-terms; will report as and when I can then for those friends here who might be interested in reading my impressions. I have enjoyed reading Calli’s similar tales and also Rosie’s earlier trip file. Drop a line here again soon, Jupes.


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  15. Throughout most of history, women have been practically slaves to men. It’s the reason why we prioritize the safety of women;

    Note how the fact that women bear and raise children has been downgraded into nothingness in this account. This is our primary biological purpose and one that the species cannot ignore. Having the physical nature and apparatus that enables us to do so is what makes us women.

    Although some seem to be doing a good job of trying to ignore this.
    Declaring it irrelevant to ‘real’ womanhood, which is apparently determined by feelz and a dress.


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  16. Watched another episode of Yellowstone last night.
    Before going to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee, I said to my wife that a grizzly bear will show up to keep the non stop action farce at a high level.
    Through the house my wife’s voice came “You’ve got to be kidding!”
    Sure enough a bear made an appearance while I was away.


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  17. If you view everything the current junta in us does through the lens of weakening America and impoverishing Americans, it all makes perfect sense. The old thief never struck me as much of a Marxist. More a low rent crook. But that disgusting old grub is just a figurehead of course.


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  18. Leaks cartoon would be improved if Morrison, Turnbull, Gillard, Rudd and Howard were standing on Albos side of the “grill” making what would look to be shit sandwiches.


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  19. Who Really Killed Seth Rich?

    Who is Seth Rich, and why was he murdered? Many media outlets ignored this unsolved murder in D.C. in July 2016. Those who wrote about this suspicious death were dismissed as conspiracy theorists. Jack Cashill wrote the best summary of Rich’s murder:

    Unknown assailants gun down the young DNC data analyst at 4 A.M. on a Washington, D.C., street and take nothing. Two weeks later, international man of mystery Julian Assange strongly suggests on Dutch T.V. that Rich was his source for the purloined DNC emails then roiling the Democratic Party.

    Many watched the Kabuki Theater of the Deep State unfold over many years with a very jaundiced eye.

    [But what if this was a] . . . leak by a disgruntled DNC worker who had physical access to the server and copied the files to a thumb drive or similar. This thumb drive was then handled [sic] directly to a WikiLeaks operative. Julian Assange continues to deny he received the DNC files from the Russians. There is no doubt the Russians, the North Koreans, and the Chinese, and other intel agencies were in Hillary Clinton’s homebrew server. And yet we were assured with high confidence by our intel agencies Russians [sic] operatives did the DNC hack.

    With last week’s testimony of Robby Mook (Clinton Campaign Chair) at the Michael Sussmann trial, Hillary Clinton is toast whether Sussmann is convicted or not. The Russian Collusion narrative now should be dead and buried. Real Clear Politics has an excellent summary of the collusion and conspiracy of the players now exposed, including the Clinton campaign that perpetuated the Russian Collusion narrative.

    With this new information and the demise of the Russian Collusion narrative, it’s time for a new look at the untimely death of Seth Rich. If the Russians did not hack the DNC server, who did? There was damaging information to the Clinton campaign in this alleged hack. Julian Assange did have information that he later published. However, Assange continues to say it was not the Russians that gave him the data. As Cashill writes, Wikileaks offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Rich’s killer. The damage control by the Clinton campaign was to blame the hack on the Russian Collusion narrative. Was this a disinformation operation by our spooks – CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper et. al.?


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  20. Pity Bob Moran can’t enjoy with the rest of the nation.

    My theory is that all cartoonists — even the good ones — carry the leftism gene, which can develop into full-blown mental illness at any time.


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  21. Watched Female Agents last night on SBS on demand. Wasn’t until the end I realised it was the true story of Louise Desfounaines, a french resistance member who joined the SOE. Remarkable woman.


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  22. Sussmann’s cozy relationship with the FBI revealed

    Reps. Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray this week with details they had learned about the relationship between Perkins, Sussmann, and the bureau.

    “We have learned that since March 2012, the FBI approved and facilitated a Secure Work Environment at Perkins Coie’s Washington, D.C., office, which continues to be operational. In a letter dated May 25, 2022, the law firm confirmed and acknowledged the arrangement,” Jordan and Gaetz told Wray.

    “We have been informed that former Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussmann had access to this Secure Work Environment, and during the course of his recent trial, it was disclosed he had special badge access to FBI headquarters.”

    Jordan and Gaetz added: “This information raises serious questions about the FBI and Perkins Coie’s arrangement of a Secure Work Environment as well as the FBI’s close relationship with the firm’s former partners. We have learned that Sussmann had access to this Secure Work Environment until some point in 2021, with limited supervised access thereafter.”


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  23. Why The Special Counsel Needs To Fight For More Spygate Documents, Stat

    BY: MARGOT CLEVELAND
    JUNE 03, 2022

    Special Counsel John Durham’s prosecution of Igor Danchenko, the Russian national who served as Christopher Steele’s primary sub-source, will soon heat up—maybe as early as next week, if prosecutors are wise and return to the grand jury to obtain the documents the Hillary Clinton campaign wrongfully withheld based on attorney-client privilege. Those documents will likely reveal Fusion GPS peddled Danchenko’s lies directly to reporters.

    The jury’s acquittal of former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann after less than a day of deliberations represented a setback to Durham’s three-year investigation of the Russia collusion hoax. Americans nonetheless learned much from the prosecution, including that Hillary Clinton held personal responsibility for the peddling of the Alfa Bank conspiracy theory and that, post-Donald Trump, the FBI and legacy media remain corrupt.

    – Background on the Danchenko Case
    – A Tissue of Lies
    – Get Those Subpoenas Enforced
    – What’s Inside Those Documents

    July 28, 2016, is also the date the FBI received the “tip” from the Australian diplomat that George Papadopoulos “had received some kind of suggestion from Russia that it could assist . . . with the anonymous release of information during the campaign that would be damaging to [Hillary] Clinton.” That “tip” purportedly formed the basis for opening Crossfire Hurricane.

    – Massaging the Media
    – Feeding Fabrications to the FBI


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  24. It’s interesting how Moran portrays the Queen as a “parasite”, gorging on food at the expense of others. It is a wildly inaccurate description, Queen Elizabeth is a model of decorum, frugality and civility, one of the last of a generation who experienced personal and national sacrifice. They were the best generation, now almost lost forever. Now we’re surrounded by mediocrity and narcissism.

    Moran’s simplistic cartoon is more applicable, here in Oz, the UK, the US, in fact across the West, to a new class of elitist scum, the real parasites aren’t the royals, it’s the political carpetbaggers and here in Oz it’s the grifters with surnames such as Turnbull, Rudd and Holmes a Court. In the coming years, whilst ordinary people freeze and starve, the aforementioned names will be the ones sitting at a table gorging on food whilst the rest of us sit glumly wondering how and where we’ll find the money to buy food and to turn on the heater.

    Until recently, having been born and bred in a country like Australia and, despite knowing history very well, I never quite understood how revolutions happen. I do now.
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  25. Ads can be very revealing. I’m VPNing from a NZ server so I get NZ ads. The car banner ad I saw just now had prices for 3 models:

    Audi SQ5: NZ$67,900
    Range Rover Sport: NZ91,990
    Audi e-Tron: NZ$288,890

    Whoa mama it really costs to be a green EV-owning virtue signaller these days! On the other hand it’s easy money for the likes of Audi to siphon the pockets of rich greens.


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  26. we should drop the moniker of “elites” for our utterly ridiculous ruling class.

    dunno where I read it this week but, following their lead I’m now calling them the Predator Class


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  27. Forget scotch.
    My advice is to find as much 2020 & 2021 (as soon as it hits the market) pinot noir from the Coal River Valley & store it well.
    What ever happened down there climate wise during those years has produced some of the best.


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  28. Review: What Is a Woman?

    Horrifying. Disturbing. Brilliant.

    I have probably met and interviewed more transgender people, gender-critical feminists, detransitioners and people engaged in the “trans debate” than almost anyone. In preparation for these conversations, I’ve read extensively about the origins of gender ideology, the medical realities of transition and the ideological underpinnings of this emerging phenomenon.

    And even so, watching What is a Woman?, a Daily Wire documentary by Matt Walsh, was shocking and informative.

    Why? Because while I am well-acquainted with the arguments made by the different sides, it is the response his polite questioning brings out of doctors, college professors and even a sitting US congressman that is disturbing to say the least.

    A medical professional responding to a question about whether a chicken that lays eggs is female by asking “Does a chicken cry?” may start out being the usual hilarious culture war content.

    Matt Walsh
    @MattWalshBlog

    This is why they don’t want you to see #WhatIsAWoman. It’s because of moments like this.

    Gender ideology is an insane, incoherent mess.


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  29. History nerds. All of this UK chatter pricks my ears up.

    Coins are my way of having a connection back to the past.

    What I really cover is a Lion and Una coin, but good bloody luck.

    Best British coins (only fair quality) I own are:

    1567 ER I sixpence (Ag)
    1885 half sovereign (Au)
    1951 Festival of Britain crown (Ag).

    The 1929 Geo. V sixpence has a very cool design. There is an art appreciation angle here too.
    Geo. III coins are funny, he has an obvious triple chin.

    The design and inscription on the Festival of Britain coin is bloody brilliant, epitomising human progress:

    ‘By the industry of its people the State flourishes’

    In Latin, of course. Not even conservative governments tend to agree with that statement anymore…

    Coins are great.
    Precious metal.
    You get to hold a piece of history with a human connection 100s or 1000s of years old – I have two silver Roman denarii, Septimus Severus and Marcus Aurelius.
    They’re art and easy to care for and store.


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  30. I think I see how this works. If you are a well-off lefty you are navigating dangerous territory with cars. You can’t buy a petrol Ferrari because you’d then be a rich bourgeoisie planet-destroyer like Mr Pussey. But if you buy an Audi e-Tron you can flaunt your wealth AND claim to be virtuous at the same time!


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  31. I got addicted to the historical aspect of Australian British coins.

    I want a watch with a Krugerrand of the year of my birth. My present to myself when CAD moons, other than the Quradifolfigogogogo.


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  32. School shootings show our leaders, not Americans, are the moral failures

    By Glenn H. Reynolds

    But when the facts come in, it invariably turns out that the tragedy doesn’t stem from a spiritual failing in America but rather from the fact that some (most?) of our institutions are run by creeps, crooks and incompetents.

    We’ve also discovered the Uvalde police — despite well-established doctrine that a mass shooter must be confronted immediately by whoever is at hand — hung back for nearly an hour while children were murdered inside. We’ve seen chilling timelines showing repeated cellphone calls from students trapped inside, wondering why no one was coming to help.

    And we’ve seen video of the police not simply failing to protect the children but blocking (and even arresting) parents who tried to get past them to help their kids. When a tactical response team from a nearby US Border Patrol unit showed up, the police even stopped it from going to the rescue right away.

    These children didn’t die because there’s some sort of dark moral stain on the American soul. They died because the people in charge of protecting them were cowards and frauds, and now those cowards and frauds are trying to avoid responsibility.

    We saw the same thing with the Parkland school shooting in Broward County, Fla., where once again a dangerous student was repeatedly let off the hook by fashionably lax disciplinary policies until he committed mass murder. Then, when he did, the police were cowards who hid outside.

    But then, as columnist Kurt Schlichter writes, “The new normal is failure.” “The clusterfark in Uvalde is just a symptom of a much bigger pathology. It is a symbol of the failure of every institution in our society,” he says. “And the solution is never to revamp the institutions and eject the parasites heading them. It’s always — always — to take power from us and give it to the people who screwed up in the first place.”

    It seems like these killers — Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz and Uvalde shooter Salvador Ramos, among many others — were known to be problems well before but weren’t properly dealt with. Then, once the shooting started, the police hid behind cars and let children die.

    Just this week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen admitted that she had been “wrong” on the threat posed by inflation. Last year she had said, “I think there’s a small risk, and I think it’s manageable.”

    One of her top jobs is to control inflation. Everyone with a brain saw it coming in the wake of the Biden administration’s reckless spending. But she didn’t, or pretended that she didn’t, and now Americans are paying top prices for gas, groceries and all the necessities of life. Yellen hasn’t stepped down. She hasn’t even really apologized.

    Our ruling class keeps failing, and somehow it’s supposed to be because of Americans’ moral failings.

    But if Americans have a moral failing, it’s in tolerating rule by the cast of clowns in charge of our institutions.

    Could also be said for Australia


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  33. Harry is now getting boo’d as he and Meaghan depart from the Platinum Jubilee thanksgiving service. He looked woeful as he walked into the church realising how much he had given up.

    The remaining Royal Family should invite him to something once every eighteen months or so for that exact purpose. By now, even that low-wattage ranga would have realised that Sparkles McBolt-ons’ magic box just wasn’t worth the years of pouty, woke showboating that followed.

    In all likelihood, he ‘looked woeful’ because it finally dawned on him that he could have still been the popular and dapper royal playboy, cheerfully allowing random lingerie models across the globe to touch his ginger wang well into his 50s with no comeuppance.


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  34. I think you need to read Moran’s cartoon by noting that its a child at the table.

    He has a personal chip on his shoulder regarding the damage done to children over the past couple of years, and a backgroud of his personal circumstances may give some context. See an interview of him here with GBNews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftAPwGCpiUM 10:00 onwards.

    Despite the above, it is still a bit bent, imho.


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  35. Farmer Gezsays:
    June 4, 2022 at 8:42 am
    GreyRanga says:
    June 4, 2022 at 8:22 am
    Desfountaines

    Looked that up and it’s based in a woman named Lise Villameur.

    Sorry about that, shows how easy it is to get things wrong when on the surface it is presented as fact. Why didn’t they call her Lise Villameur? Ruined what was a good story, even though it was based on fact.


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  36. Further to the lie that is gender ideology. “Lia” Thomas, a sinister, ugly, male cheat, who likes to dangle his penis in front of young women, was interviewed the other day and HE said that any “cis” woman (that is a biological woman like myself) who protests against him swimming against a “transwoman” yet still insists that they care about “trans” rights and that they respect “Lia”, is still a bigot and a transphobe. So what we have here is more gaslighting where we’re being forced to accept the all or nothing situation. So here is my default position, anyone who goes down the road of “acceptance” is giving credence to a sinister ideology.

    Over the last five to seven years, people who have given an inch in this “debate” are now being told that they have to accept the whole sandwich where a male with a penis is a woman and this MALE has the right to not only compete against women but also to frequent women’s private spaces. NO. You can’t change your sex, period. As Matt Walsh and others say, and which has been my position from day one, do not buy into this ideology, any tacit acknowledgement will be used to further their sinister ideology. Almost all trans, bar a tiny percentage, are mentally ill people or male perverts or autogynephiles. It is the ultimate misogyny. And, if someone wants to call me a “transphobe”, then I’m one proud happy transphobe.

    Here’s a little scenario, in this day and age of “self ID”….and before anyone says that this won’t happen, they said the same about women’s sport.

    Parents decide to use a babysitting service. They book a babysitter and they are told that the babysitter’s name is a middle aged woman by the name of “Kylie”. Kylie arrives and the parents are quite taken aback because “Kylie”, whilst middle aged, is clearly a male, with a stubble and an Adam’s apple, yet Kylie is wearing a dress, he insists his name is Kylie and he insists he’s a woman.

    Question: Do you think the parents will leave their children with “Kylie”?

    I don’t think so.


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  37. Two weeks later, international man of mystery Julian Assange strongly suggests on Dutch T.V. that Rich was his source for the purloined DNC emails then roiling the Democratic Party.

    why wouldn’t Assange just come out and say it if Rich is now deceased?


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  38. It must be a great feeling, slapping down a wad of money for an e-Chariot, and knowing that you’ll never have to drive it outside the Goats’ Cheese Curtain, because that’s what the Rover is for.
    There’s a cabal in WA between the Lizard People and RAC which is building a network of car chargers all up and down the coast, so that the nobs can plug in and drink a latte or seven while the buzz box tops up. Effectively it’s ceding a lot of prime parking spaces to the boxes and cables, in marvellous visual primacy which is a win-win-win for both governments, corporations and owner-drivers. Not as obnoxious as the windfarms which said Lizard Persons are spiking the remote and regional landscape with, but still a bit of a wank.
    Back when the Volvo was running (sniff) I’d occasionally swing into the empty cyberspots. Every now and then- ie, every time of the five occasions- some berk would chip me and I’d say “well it’s immoral for me to keep driving around looking for a spot and burning fuel”, or “we both know you live half a K away C*******, why aren’t you walking anyway?” (he had the tiny BMW buttplug with private plates, and had lobbied for free electric charging points along with his constant lobbying to end whaling, or sheep exports, or campaigning for a nebulous “community battery”. OK C*******, you want a community battery. Go appeal to “the community” for it, if it makes any sort of financial sense you’ll have the silver hair and platinum mastercard mob breaking down your door to do it, don’t expect endless government handouts and gifts just so that your own ego is stroked by being able to say “we were the first to see the future”) or for one testy Tesla wanker who had double-parked in wait for me to wear his lecture, “well, the keys are in it mate, you could have hopped in and shifted her yourself”. Cue scarred snout of gundog emerging from back window, tail gently wagging out of opposite side and goo-ing tweens gathering for pats and photos.


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  39. So Woolies are returning to the paper bag which was phased out for plastic all those years ago because…WE ARE DESTROYING THE FORESTS!!!! SAVE THE TREES!!!!

    Brain dead woke morons rule. For now.


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  40. Dot’s link at 7.25:

    This is the author:

    Angel Ceja
    29 Followers
    Anarcho-communist, anti-fascist, intersectional feminist, queer, and Latino writer

    With this bedrock established, ‘drilling down’ brings the reader to:

    Men view women as property, so when another man tries to be with her, they view it as them stealing their private property. You can hear this in how straight men will talk about their girlfriends or wives.

    It is immediately apparent that this person has never been involved in a punch on for the last roast chook at Woollies at lunchtime on a Saturday.

    It is human instinct, initially developed for men to protect the person responsible for the furthering of their dynasty from interference by interlopers. It really is that simple, but manners also plays a part.

    While yes, men are also viewed as property under monogamy, I think it’s more of an oppression against women when you factor in the patriarchy and the history of gender roles.

    The patriarchy and history of gender roles meant – particularly in the ‘history’ context – that the smaller, weaker, softer of the species (but the one responsible for the abovementioned furthering) would not be sent out in the snow to hunt, kill, and bring back to eat large animals with fangs and claws which may not have wanted to be hunted and killed and eaten.

    Rather, she would be kept warm and clothed and protected from such things. In other words, she would be prized.

    Alternatively, this intersectional writer could only be referring to the multitude of caliphs and sultans through history that kept harems of slave women as their actual property, and who were to be filled in dependent on the said caliph’s daily schedule.


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  41. if it makes any sort of financial sense you’ll have the silver hair and platinum mastercard mob breaking down your door to do it

    Glorious imagery.


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  42. Men view women as property, so when another man tries to be with her, they view it as them stealing their private property

    bull-dust
    you shag her, then you can keep her


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  43. It’s interesting how Moran portrays the Queen as a “parasite”

    My take on it wasn’t so much that it was aimed at the Queen, personally, but at the cost of it all whilst normal folk are doing it tuff .. he could have, really, used Boris or anyone of that ilk to get the message across …


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  44. Dot says:
    June 4, 2022 at 7:12 am
    Surely you’d only help Iran to be a spiteful idiot?

    Iran is the only country I know of that openly declares a desire to start a nuclear war.

    FFS.

    If the last few years have taught me anything, it is we should drop the moniker of “elites” for our utterly ridiculous ruling class.

    I always refer to the “elites” as scum . . . there’s nothing elite about them they are the polar opposite.


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  45. Stating the glaringly obvious.

    Nope, propaganda. I don’t blame him, but he’s trying to reduce the international pressure to open up Ukrainian wheat exports. In war you use whatever tools you have, and Vlad’s biggest tools are credulous lefties.


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  46. Labor’s Plan for a Better Future

    Build back better? The only thing that the Liars ever built that worked was the Snowy Scheme as far as I know. There must be other things but unknown to me. Compulsory unionism wrecked Australia.


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  47. But if Americans have a moral failing, it’s in tolerating rule by the cast of clowns in charge of our institutions.

    That would be a similar cast of clowns in charge of our institutions here, which m0nty-fa, the “Only true conservative on this blog”, wishes to “conservatively” defend.

    Fvck orf fascist scum.


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  48. The announcement that Woolies is banning plastik bags again for realsies this time, is just further proof that we are living at Timewave Zero.


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  49. Knuckle Draggersays:
    June 4, 2022 at 9:00 am
    Knight #2.

    I would suggest Ms Heard’s career might be a little bit further down the shit chute than Depp’s.

    Amber Turd is the sinking boat on which he is standing.


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  50. When I was in my youth in the UK a pocketfull of change was a pocketfull of history with coins from five monarchs and the occasional Queen Victoria young head penny still in circulation. Decimalisation in the early 70s sadly ruptured this link to the past.


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  51. The Biden Administration has reached the “you can’t fool all of the people all of the time” stage,”

    The one thing that his administration boasts of is job creation and unemployment.

    He has actually done nothing to help this, but the winding back of Covid restrictions would account for almost all of this. And the fact that Covid restrictions have been mostly state based, these it is the states that have created (well, stopped strangling) employment.


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  52. Megansays:
    June 4, 2022 at 9:17 am
    So Woolies are returning to the paper bag which was phased out for plastic all those years ago because…WE ARE DESTROYING THE FORESTS!!!! SAVE THE TREES!!!!

    Brain dead woke morons rule. For now.

    Why do I suspect that the recyclable multi-use placcy bags were being used rather too often for Wu Lee’s budget bottom line?


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  53. The turd (non-amber type) who says marriage is and was a case of men buying property (their wives) kind of flies in the face of the fact that the wife was accompanied by a dowry.

    The husband did not ‘purchase’ a wife if he was being paid.


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  54. Speaking of royalty.

    Climate madness: Prince Charles backs face masks for cows in bid to tackle climate change (3 Jun)

    Prince Charles supports face masks for cows to fight climate change. … To prove that this report was not a joke, the portal linked a video in its article that showed the enthusiastic heir to the throne presenting the project.

    The 100-gram rubber masks with solar-powered fans are designed to direct the animals’ exhalations into a small chamber and then use chemical processes to convert methane into carbon dioxide, Agrarheute explained.

    In solidarity with the cows I think Prince Charles should wear arseless chaps and a solar-powered methane converter to show his commitment to Gaia.


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  55. The net-zero Dark Ages: Democrats’ war on the poor

    The Dark Ages were accompanied by darkness (obviously), cold, poverty, starvation, plague and depredation. The world became smaller and feudal. Infrastructure collapsed. Everyone suffered, but especially the poor. It’s pretty much what the Democrats are doing to America today.

    Let’s start with the “Dark New Deal.” The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), which is overseen by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), made clear a few days ago that Americans should prepare for unprecedented electric power failures and blackouts this year. A supposed 21st century, “advanced” country that cannot support the predictable energy needs of its nation? Now that is primitive and a colossal failure of government.

    The problem is obvious to everyone except the White House and Democratic state governments. Energy policies that precipitously shut down traditional energy sources and rush toward unreliable, unsupported “new” energy sources wreck our economy and society. Suddenly there were blackouts throughout California and the state was forced to import energy from neighboring states because of what the governor called “unreliable solar and wind power.” Yet the state continues to shut down nuclear and fossil fuel plants and rush toward “renewables.”

    At the same time, Sacramento pushes one of the most resource-rich and car-dependent states in the country to $7-a-gallon gasoline. The objective, of course, is to force people to stop using fossil fuel-powered cars and buy very expensive electric cars, or just walk or ride bikes, or not travel. The related objective, of course, is to force people to use electric power at home or simply to have hotter homes in the summer and colder homes in the winter. Variations of these plans are copied throughout the country.

    The problem is that these plans will never get America to a “net-zero emissions economy” — unless progressives really intend a “net-zero economy,” i.e., complete economic collapse.

    The central flaw is that progressives are far too impatient and are willfully ignorant of energy economics. For example, they fail to understand that fossil fuels and nuclear power are “nature’s batteries.” They store the vast amounts of energy that a modern industrial economy and society use, when and where they need it. Conversely, solar and wind are not batteries. They do not always produce energy when and where it’s needed, and they are far from producing enough energy to support America’s needs. And America lacks the batteries to store energy from solar and wind to access it when the sun’s not shining and the wind’s not blowing.

    Specifically, to achieve a net-zero economy that operated by today’s standards would require 90 quads of utility-level battery storage capacity — today America has around nine quads. To fully electrify the American economy would require doubling, dramatically upgrading, and “hardening” the electric grid. It requires simply ignoring the limited lifespan and environmental degradation from the mining and use of modern battery materials. And it will take a minimum of 30 years or more to solve these problems.

    In the meantime, “net-zero” politics leads to blackouts — net-zero light, net-zero heat, net-zero cooling, net-zero transportation to work or shopping, net-zero vacations, and huge spikes in energy prices. The Dark New Deal means a collapsing, net-zero economy.

    In addition, these ideas will destroy America’s national security but have no positive impact on the environment. China, Russia, Iran and North Korea will continue to burn coal and have no intention of going net-zero. We will — we do — beg our enemies for fossil fuels that we could produce ourselves. As America’s economy and ability to defend itself declines, our enemies’ will not. Our way of life may be destroyed long before we reach net-zero emissions.


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  56. Lefty person on FaceChook bemoaning massive of waste of water in Cotton Country up north complete with photo of prime mover loaded up with cotton bales. Lots of cotton buds on that truck is the comment.

    Yeah. And lots of reusable cotton shopping bags too. You know, to save the world from plastic.

    Their drive from Melbourne to Queensland in large diesel twin cab ute towing large, fully kitted out, air-conditioned caravan in their wake is apparently completely carbon neutral with zero environmental impact.

    Too dumb to live, if I’m being honest.


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  57. So the Washington Post’s pooh-poohing of ‘2000 Mules’ gets a little comeuppance in Arizona

    Election fraud is real. And there was a lot of it in the 2020 election.

    But the mainstream media in general, and the Washington Post in particular, would have you think that angry, Trump-deranged, radical Democrats, steeped in a “by any means necessary” revolutionary ideology, as well as long entrenched machine politics, would never dream of such a thing.

    Unfortunately, (for them) yesterday’s news from Arizona tells a different story:

    Arizona woman admits guilt in ballot collection scheme

    PHOENIX — An Arizona woman accused of illegally collecting early ballots in the 2020 primary election pleaded guilty Thursday in an agreement with state prosecutors that saw the more serious forgery and conspiracy charges dismissed and limited any potential for a lengthy prison sentence.

    Guillermina Fuentes, 66, could get probation for running what Arizona attorney general’s office investigators said was a sophisticated operation using her status as a well-known Democratic operative in the border city of San Luis to persuade voters to let her gather and in some cases fill out their ballots.


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  58. The fall of Piers Morgan

    It’s been over a month since Piers Morgan Uncensored was launched.[i] Rupert Murdoch reportedly signed Morgan to a $63-million three-year deal and left no stone unturned in promoting the show. There were billboards and newspaper advertisements. Morgan appeared on Fox News and on all major shows in the U.K. It was looking promising.

    Then Morgan leaped straight into the gutter, pulling a cheap publicity stunt ably supported by his employers. Morgan claimed that Donald Trump had walked out of his “explosive” interview because of his tough questions. He even wrote an exaggerated piece about it in the N.Y. Post.

    The claim of the walkout turned out to be a complete falsehood, but the stunt enabled Morgan to gain momentary attention as he rode on Trump’s coattails.

    The interview fetched him a respectable 400,000 viewers in the U.K., beating all his competition.

    A con man may be able to fool a large number of people the first time, but once the deception is discovered, people seldom return.


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  59. Gender ideology is an insane, incoherent mess.

    That’s because it was invented by male homosexuals five minutes after they won the right to be “married” in Western countries (2017 in Australia).

    The same war chest they used to convince normal people to allow the “marriage” of homosexuals (who still lampoon it as a “straight” thing) is now being used to destroy women’s sports by allowing men to compete against girls.

    And they’ve convinced most sporting regulators to go along with the new “trans” sports cheats to avoid being labelled bigots.

    The only good thing that will come out of it is that normal people are getting to see how ruthless activists use propaganda techniques first trialled by the Nazis in the 1930s to trick them into supporting cheats.


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  60. Labor backs coal to fix power crisis

    Resources Minister Madeleine King has said coal-fired power generation must step up to help reduce soaring energy prices, as she cast doubt on pulling the so-called “trigger” to force export gas into the domestic market.

    Describing the energy price spike as a “perfect storm”, Ms King said big gas producers were doing as much as they could to maximise supply, and it was important that coal fill the void to push energy prices down.

    “It’s equally important for the coal industry to resolve its issues to get coal production back online as soon as we can, so it can continue to participate in power generation during this cold snap,” Ms King said in an interview with AFR Weekend.

    “There are important issues with coal supply that have to be resolved because a great deal of the power generated for consumers in NSW and Victoria is from coal-fired power stations.”

    Ms King’s immediate backing for coal was complemented by her support for the development of more renewables and storage technology over the medium term to achieve Labor’s emissions reduction targets of 43 per cent by 2030 and net-zero by 2050.

    “It’s a whole power generation mix to get to a net-zero position,” she said.

    “It demonstrates we do need a solid energy plan that is bipartisan, so there is greater investment in new technologies in both storage, renewables and gas supply to firm up the whole system.”

    Multiple disruptions

    The new Labor minister’s comments follow the chief executive of Australia’s biggest coal-fired generator, Origin Energy’s Frank Calabria, calling on government and industry to fix the problems impeding coal-generated power.

    Coal supply for power generation on the east coast has been disrupted by a combination of scheduled shutdowns and unplanned outages.

    Rain and floods in NSW and Queensland have disrupted open-cut coal mines.

    Skills shortages and worker absenteeism because of COVID-19 are also slowing down coal production and coal-fired power stations.

    Minor accidents have also shut down some coal mines, exacerbating a lack of maintenance during COVID-19 lockdowns.


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  61. Go to the sidebar and click on Lotus Eaters for the latest podcast.
    Scottish comedian Leo Kearse is the co- host and he’s a funny bugger.


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  62. Climate madness: Prince Charles backs face masks for cows in bid to tackle climate change

    Paired with the patented German manure collecting sacks at the other end (as originally mandated by the EU). Insanity doesn’t even come close to describing what afflicts idiots such as Prince Tampon Chilla Big Ears.

    A supposed 21st century, “advanced” country that cannot support the predictable energy needs of its nation? Now that is primitive and a colossal failure of government.

    Yes, yes, it is – and we’ve just voted in a pack morons dedicated to achieving exactly that and even more quickly and ruinously than the allegedly “conservative” dunderheads they’ve replaced.

    Primitive, colossal failure everywhere you look, with no respite in sight. It really is incredible just how stupid and evil our utterly foul ruling classes are.


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  63. “It’s equally important for the coal industry to resolve its issues to get coal production back online as soon as we can, so it can continue to participate in power generation …

    I am trying to imagine the outrage if ScoMo had said this a month ago.


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  64. Resources Minister Madeleine King has said coal-fired power generation must step up to help reduce soaring energy prices…

    And just like that, we needed coal again.


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  65. MatrixTransformsays:
    June 4, 2022 at 9:58 am
    The missus is online checking the price of skylights …

    through the roof, she said

    Replaced Skylight Aug 2020 Excellent Job

    Tax Invoice – $600.00

    Remove 1 x existing 800 x 800 skylight and dispose – 1 x Velux FCM 3030 – 870 x 870 Curb Mount Skylight 1 x Custom Colorbond flashing tray for tile roof Installation to Roof Only – includes patching gap between lightshaft and architrave (need spak-filla) at bottom plus any big gaps at top – All rubbish removed from site

    Was Skylight Design Pty Ltd now – Avalon Skylights


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  66. Even at $3500 a night, Australia’s best ski chalets are booked out

    Dinner Plain’s Majella Lodge in Victoria costs $3500 a night in the peak ski months of July and August, but that hasn’t stopped the five-bedroom private chalet. which sleeps up to 12 people, booking out in record time.

    The same goes for Thredbo’s luxe two-bedroom (with self-contained loft) Rockpool Lodge in NSW, despite the peak-period price tag of $2909 a night.

    “After a couple of bad seasons due to COVID, we’re anticipating a bumper year, and we’re off to a strong start,” said Simmone Neumann, co-owner of Alpine-Getaways, which manages Majella along with 60 other rental properties in the upscale village of Dinner Plain, located 12 kilometres from Mount Hotham.

    A two-hour drive away at Fall’s Creek, the Astra – often billed as the most exclusive ski accommodation on offer in Australia, and owned by entrepreneurial Sydney-based couple Seumas Dawes and Rosy Seaton – has virtually sold out all 27 of its rooms for July-August at between $900 and $1500 a night, based on twin share.

    “We got a lot of frantic calls on Friday,” said Astra’s general manager, Shannon Exelby, adding there was now 40cm of fresh snow. Extensive man-made snow activity is also well underway, with perfect -2 degree temperatures for the past 10 days.

    “I’m encouraging people to call us direct as there are a few nights here and there still on offer,” Mr Exelby said. “I’d also urge people to take advantage of the early snow and cheaper nightly rates on offer for the month of June,” he said, adding most resorts, including Fall’s, will officially open on Saturday June 11.

    Perisher announced this week it will open early on June 4 due to all the snow.

    If you feel like your ski holiday cost more this year, you’re probably right: Search engine Kayak reports that Australian ski resort accommodation prices are up 17 per cent on average on 2019 levels.

    The week commencing Monday June 12 remains the cheapest option to book, with an average nightly rate of $383.

    Falls Creek recorded the biggest hike, with an average nightly stay rate of $706 over the season, 46 per cent up on 2019 prices; followed by Mount Hotham, with a 32 per cent increase for an $823 average nightly stay.


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  67. And just like that, we needed coal again.

    Until we don’t.

    She’s like Lucy with the football – “honest, coal producers and power plants, this time we won’t drop the hammer on you as soon as it is convenient, leaving you with the bill.”

    Yeah, right. Don’t be surprised if miners and operators are not rushing in to help them out of their self-created mess.


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  68. OldOzzie, I am due to buy one or two skylights. Haven’t looked for a while, but I didn’t think the Velux skylights themselves were that expensive. I seem to remember that the blinds were eye-wateringly expensive.
    If you don’t want a fancy remote controlled open-close one, my builder suggested just a simple fixed glazed panel (i.e. a window).
    The glass might have to be high-spec, though, I am not sure.


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  69. Their ABC celebrates the wholly unforeseen and unprecedented energy crisis that nobody could see coming:

    Events unprecedented: Industry

    Analyst Marja Petkovic from Energy Synapse said the fact that surging coal and gas prices were behind many of the problems affecting the market at the moment highlighted the need to switch away from the fuels.

    “What this energy crisis shows more than anything is that Australia needs to urgently put politics aside and get on with the job of building vastly more renewable energy and energy storage to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels,” Ms Petkovic said.

    So, the fossil fuel generators are bidding up power prices because $400/tonne coal and $30/GJ gas.
    Apparently.

    Why then are renewable generators following the inflated market price, given their fuel is free and sent out power “too cheap to meter”?

    And why would they do any different when the last fossil electron is run out of town?

    Is this not a ‘market failure’?

    Perhaps Ms Petkovic has an answer.

    Time for a windfall profit tax on windmills…


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  70. Apropos of chicks as property:

    Son and heir surfaced, after being out last night with his latest probably-soon-to-become GF. Two hickeys – not enormous, about 4/10 in severity on the right side of his neck.

    ‘Why do you have hickeys on your neck? You’re not 13.’
    ‘Oh. Yeah.’ Sheepish grin.

    ‘Why did you let that happen? It’s not accidental you know.’
    ‘Oh, ah, yeah, I was just…’

    ‘You do realise you’ve been marked by Chelsea [the young ladeee’s handle] as her property, don’t you?’
    ‘What?’

    ‘Yup. It’s like branding cattle. Every time you’re seen in public without a goddamn scarf on, it’s a signal to competitors. It’s her publicly saying (pointing to one hickey) ‘Mine’ and (the other) ‘Mine’.

    Smirk disappears. ‘How do I get rid of them?’
    ‘Talking to the wrong bloke. Bound to be YouTube clip about it.’

    Right now he’s inside on his phone. Tap tap tap tap.


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  71. The proudly Australian puffer jacket turns 100 years old

    Just as a major cold snap hits Australia and the first days of winter are upon us, the humble puffer jacket – the first of which was made from hot air balloon fabric and goose down by an Australian – turns 100 years old this year.

    Puffer jackets have gone from being widely mocked and only worn by hardcore mountaineers and adventurers, to closet staples donned by everyone from New York City rappers to Sydney investment bankers.

    In winter, the puffer jacket (otherwise known as the down jacket) becomes critical for both outdoor activity and everyday style, according to Kathmandu head of product Robert Fry.

    The down was the light and fluffy undercoating clustered beneath the feathers of waterfowl, Mr Fry said. The jacket keeps the wearer warm by trapping body heat and preventing its escape.

    The higher the “fill power” (fluffiness of the down), the higher the down’s ability to trap more air and provide better warmth. Kathmandu’s down jackets range in fill power from 500 to 800.

    A surprise to many, George Finch, an Australian mountaineer, scientist and inventor, popularised the use of down. He used his “eiderdown jacket” as a member of the 1922 British Mount Everest expedition.

    Mr Finch wore a down-lined jacket made of bright-green fabric intended for use on a hot air balloon, according to Snowshoe Magazine.

    Despite the success wearing the jacket at the world’s highest peak, his version of a puffer jacket did not gain traction in the outdoor adventure wear category in the United States.

    It was Eddie Bauer and his namesake brand that designed the Skyliner jacket made from quilted down in 1939, which is credited for the puffer getting wider use.

    In the 1940s, Mr Bauer adapted his jacket for the military by creating a flight jacket for the US Air Force.

    In the 1970s, Norma Kamali created the “sleeping bag coat”, which was initially made from actual sleeping bags.

    There have since been many iterations of the puffer, but it all comes back to Australian ingenuity.


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  72. “Australia voted for climate action, not more coal and gas.”

    Adam Bandt, 3 days ago.

    The anti-human ideological loon suddenly exposed for what he is.


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  73. So is Woolworths going to stop selling plastic bin liners?

    Our beloved NSW government hasn’t banned them. Yet.

    In the interim, I’ve stocked up, although I might buy about another 100 or so just to be sure.

    This jihad on plastic bags is yet another example of the unrepentant spiteful idiocy that drives so much of the thinking (if it could be dignified with such a term) of politicians. The two years of schlockdowns we’ve just existed through being another signal example.


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  74. she wasn’t even trying to be funny
    When they try, they aren’t

    Although they often are, inadvertently, e.g. mUttley and his preposterous contortions here over the last few weeks.


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  75. Ed Case says:
    June 4, 2022 at 4:04 am
    Banning the live export of sheep or cattle will not create more jobs here in WA. It will cause a drop in price of sheep / cattle for the simple reason the customers dont want chilled meat.
    Uh huh …
    What customers are these?
    Every single one of the 179 Countries in the world doesn’t want Mutton?
    By the way [I know you’re an eggspurt on this subject], exported Sheepmeat will be
    FROZEN, not chilled.

    Such certainty from Princess Elsa.
    For my own pleasure and the delectation of those gathered here.
    2021 exports of sheep meats has 22% (MLA) chilled product.
    Beef at around 25%.


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  76. GOODBYE TO COAL? HARDLY

    The United States has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions more than any other country, primarily by shifting from coal to natural gas as a source of electricity. Our government has applied considerable pressure to kill America’s coal industry, ostensibly to preserve the Earth’s climate.

    But other countries haven’t gotten the memo. Energy expert Robert Bryce explains:

    [O]ver the past few weeks, China and India have announced plans to increase their domestic coal production by a combined total of 700 million tons per year. For perspective, US coal production this year will total about 600 million tons.

    Adding the 700 million tons of new coal that China and India will be mining to the amount they are now producing leads to some staggering numbers. By the end of next year, China will be producing about 4.4 billion tons of coal per year and India will be mining about 1.2 billion tons. Add those together and you get 5.6 billion tons of coal, which is more than 9 times the amount of coal that will be mined in the U.S. this year.

    When it comes to the Earth’s climate, if you believe the global warming models, the U.S. is becoming a relatively minor player.

    And coal isn’t going away, because it is plentiful and affordable:


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  77. Saudi Aramaco are now the world’s biggest company. Work for desert hillbillies. No work for Americans.

    Expect there will still be plenty of Halliburton signage around. The Arabs couldn’t dig a hole in the ground, even if they were inclined to.


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  78. ‘Talking to the wrong bloke. Bound to be YouTube clip about it.’

    Fantastic wind up.

    He should be in the weird part of you tube by now, looking at giant blackheads or if a gorilla can bench more than a bodybuilder.

    Or those awfully cruel Chinese zoos putting lions v tigers in actual fights to the death.


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  79. Analyst Marja Petkovic from Energy Synapse said the fact that surging coal and gas prices were behind many of the problems affecting the market at the moment highlighted the need to switch away from the fuels.

    No, Ms Petkovic from Failed Neurone Synapse, it highlights the need to stop demonising the brown coal which we have in plentiful supply and which can’t be affected by world prices because it’s far too dangerous to ship it elsewhere. It also highlights the insanity of the fanatical attempts to stop any new coal and gas projects, e.g. fracking bans by Maximum Leader and other totalitarian imbeciles, cheered on by the Green and teal demographics.


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  80. Rogersays:
    June 4, 2022 at 10:22 am
    “Australia voted for climate action, not more coal and gas.”

    Adam Bandt, 3 days ago.

    The anti-human ideological loon suddenly exposed for what he is.

    Have a Smart meter for the not very smart, except for in their own minds, that turns off every time the so called renewables aren’t producing. Better still make it cause brown outs that destroy electrical equipment. Guaranty if the the renewable energy the the stupid purchase is no way the amount being produced. Just another scam. The stupid cannot live on renewables. Make them live the life they want to inflict on others.


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  81. Until we don’t.

    There will never be a time when a modern society doesn’t need affordable and reliable power.

    That’s a non-negotiable social and political reality our pollies and green ideologues are about to get mugged by.


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  82. She’s like Lucy with the football – “honest, coal producers and power plants, this time we won’t drop the hammer on you as soon as it is convenient, leaving you with the bill.”

    “I wont do that thing you dont like in your mouth again, now open wide’…


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  83. Rupert Murdoch reportedly signed Morgan to a $63-million three-year deal and left no stone unturned in promoting the show

    Walking Pommy Myspace.


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  84. What ever happened down there climate wise during those years has produced some of the best {pinots].

    Bern, one of the best pinots I have had was from northeast of Coal River on the Tassie east coast – around Chain of Lagoons, north of Bicheno. There are lots of wine growers around there cashing in on the climate, which, locals told me, is much warmer than the rest of Tassie, largely because of the prevailing warm sea current that originates near the equator.

    But let’s face it: most of Australia is one great big mostly as yet unplanted wine harvest.
    I live on the edge of one on the Bellarine Peninsula, but there are tons of relatively dry areas of bush tundra elsewhere that are perfect for wine grape growing.


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  85. Atlassian dudes now crossing swords with Musk.

    Atlassian’s “work from anywhere” policy was “key for our continued growth”, Mr Farquhar said.

    “We’re setting our sights on growing Atlassian to 25K employees by FY26,” Mr Farquhar concluded.

    “Any Tesla employees interested?”

    Mr Musk shot back: “The above set of tweets illustrate why recessions serve a vital economic cleansing function”.

    My money is on the African American.


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  86. Former Trump Official Peter Navarro Handcuffed and Put in Leg Irons by FBI, Joe Biden State Police Force

    Plus

    FBI Placed Peter Navarro in John Hinckley’s Cell after Arrest for Contempt of Congress

    The FBI placed former White House economic adviser Peter Navarro in attempted assassin John Hinckley Jr.’s jail cell after they arrested him for being in contempt of Congress.

    Federal authorities arrested Navarro on Friday after a grand jury indicted him for contempt of Congress. Navarro told reporters outside the courthouse that the arresting officers put him in Hinckley’s old cell. Hinckley was recently released after serving more than four decades in prison following his failed assassination attempt on former President Ronald Reagan.

    Navarro blasted the FBI for waiting to arrest him until he attempted to board a plane.

    “Instead of coming to my door, where I live — which by the way is right next to the FBI — instead of calling me and saying, ‘Hey, we need you down in court, we’ve got a warrant for you.’ I would have gladly come,” Navarro said. “What did they do? They intercepted me getting on the plane. They put me in handcuffs. They bring me here. They put me in leg irons.”

    He then explained that the arresting officers made it a point to place him in Hinckley’s cell.

    “They stick me in a cell — by the way, just a historical note, I was in John Hinckley’s cell. They seemed to think that that was like an important historical note. That’s punitive. What they did to me today violated the Constitution.”

    Navarro plans to represent himself on the contempt charges instead of hiring an attorney to do the job for him. He is also suing the January 6 committee in federal court, arguing that the committee is encouraging him to violate executive privilege and Constitutional separation of powers.


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    Peter Navarro in handcuffs and Michael Sussmann off scot-free.

    Tell me more about that “neutral rule of law.”

    I used to think that C.L. was too pessimistic about the US but I think he is about right. The US is in decline and the only question now is whether its decline can be managed or not.


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  88. Three decades on from the landmark decision that paved the way for Indigenous people to reclaim their land, many First Nations people say the next step is simple: to claim full rights to their waterways and seas.

    Did anyone ever expect any different?


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  89. Epidemic of violence’ plagues women, says judge Judith Kelly

    Amos Aikman
    Northern Correspondent
    @amosaikman
    10:00PM June 3, 2022
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    Women in the bush are trapped in an epidemic of extreme violence brought about by inter­generational abuse and disadvantage and a culture that protects perpetrators before victims, ­according to one of the Northern Territory’s most senior judges.

    In an exclusive interview with The Weekend Australian, NT ­Supreme Court judge ­Judith Kelly said the problems were so severe that in some cases women who had tried to escape had been effectively kidnapped and dragged to tiny outstations to face beatings and rape.

    Others had endured years of often drunken, jealous violence inflicted by “hopeless” men, only to be killed in the company of ­bystanders who did not try to help.

    Justice Kelly, one of the Territory’s nine top judicial officers, shared her observations after handling scores of such cases since 2009. Sitting judges rarely give ­interviews. She broke down during hers. “I just want people to know what’s happening to Aboriginal women,” Justice Kelly said.

    “I’m absolutely sure that if ­people knew, they would care … so if people find out what’s happening, and they do care, maybe something can be done about it.”

    She also spoke out after reading The Australian’s three-part ­series on Ruby, an Indigenous woman who was sexually abused and beaten by her father in the ­remote community of Yuendumu and then forced to flee the town after he was jailed.

    “When I read that, I was shocked by how shocked I wasn’t,” she said. “Because it’s a horrendous story, but we see that every day.”

    Roughly a quarter of the ­criminal cases before the NT ­Supreme Court are serious crimes of violence against Aboriginal women. Many more are dealt with by the Local Court.

    Aboriginal people represent about one-third of the NT population but the overwhelming ­majority of its prisoners. “It is genuinely tragic that there are vast numbers of Aboriginal men in prison,” Justice Kelly said. “The mirror image of that is the vast numbers of Aboriginal women in the morgue and in the hospitals. It’s a total epidemic of domestic ­violence.”

    She praised the Black Lives Matter movement’s focus on ­allegations of excessive use of force by authorities, but questioned whether those ought to be the top priority.

    Police have fatally shot two Aboriginal men in the NT since 2000: Kumanjayi Walker in Yuendumu in 2019 and another man in Wadeye in 2002.

    “In that same period, 52 Aboriginal women have been the victims of homicide, mostly by their partners,” she said.

    “I’m not saying that the two shootings don’t matter. But that level of violence against women, in a non-Aboriginal community in like Sydney or Melbourne, there would be a huge outcry.”

    She said claims of racism in the justice system were “very unhelpful” and false. “It’s not racism that’s doing any of these things; it’s the violence of the men against the women,” she said.

    “It’s simplistic, and it trivialises real racism, which is quite a poisonous attitude of mind.”

    Justice Kelly argued that Aboriginal women were being made to bear the “absolutely dreadful” brunt of society’s failure to fix problems such as unemployment, passive welfare dependency, ­substance abuse and inter­generational trauma. Those women were confronted in their communities by culture not just of silence but of actively silencing victims and were usually powerless to help themselves.



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  90. Firstly, marriage in its origins was literally about men buying women as property.

    I always thought that it was more like Women leading the Man around with a ring in his nose and a leash saying, “look at what I have here”……………………………


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  91. Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
    June 4, 2022 at 11:27 am
    Epidemic of violence’ plagues women, says judge Judith Kelly

    Another ‘why are women so shit? article” presenting them as drones to be pushed around by others.

    Its also worth pointing out there is probably no group (outside prison/armed forces) more regulated and controlled and exposed to government “help” than those on outstations.
    It seems the more functions of a normal society government intervenes in the less functional that society is.


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  92. Yes the collapse of the US is palpable yet the American people didn’t vote for this. A combination of Marxist wreckers and mafia trash. That dirty old woman polluting the speaker’s chair is mafia through and through.


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  93. Three decades on from the landmark decision that paved the way for Indigenous people to reclaim their land, many First Nations people say the next step is simple: to claim full rights to their waterways and seas.

    The indigenous Australians didn’t have a sea faring culture did they?


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  94. Prince Charles backs face masks for cows in bid to tackle climate change

    Just think how many jobs for cow-herds! Do you reckon one cow-herd could cover half a dozen grazing dairy cows per 8 hour shift, taking masks on and off while they eat? Hilarious !


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  95. KP
    June 4, 2022 at 11:14 am · Reply

    Hang on! What RNA?? I reckon its doubtful, but if true it takes the whole shebang to a new level.

    https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-05-31-electron-microscope-images-show-carbon-nanotech-aluminum-thulium-in-covid-vaccines.html

    A Canadian researcher and ER doctor recently put the Pfizer and Moderna covid-19 vaccines under the microscope to see what they are made of. The electron microscope images show no sign of biological material, not DNA nor the glorified mRNA that the experimental injection was supposed to deliver.

    “…X-ray spectroscopy didn’t detect any nitrogen or phosphorus. So, if those complex shapes – that rectangle with all the dots arranged in a grid – were the result of some kind of biological process … then there should be nitrogen and phosphorus there in addition to carbon and oxygen. Because every living thing, whether it’s a virus, plant or animal, is made up of proteins that contain nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, and phosphorus,” he said.

    Dr. Nagase found some very interesting shapes inside the contents of the so-called vaccines. One of the non-biological life forms (in the Moderna vaccine) contained neurotoxic aluminum and looked like a “ball with the legs growing out of it.” The object was not a biological contaminant because it did not contain nitrogen or phosphorous. “So, this thing that’s growing is non-biological,” Nagase concluded.

    He found no mRNA in the samples, either. Dr. Nagase asks, “Are countries around the world being given different injections, and we’re being observed to see, ‘well, who dies the fastest, who gets the sickest or what kind of illnesses result’ from experimental ingredients being indiscriminately and without disclosure being given to people?”


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  96. The indigenous Australians didn’t have a sea faring culture did they?

    The sea will be in the Dreaming stories of coastal peoples.

    Refer the Uluru Statement for an attempt to explain how that translates into the European notion of sovereignty with attached rights in law.


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  97. Walking Pommy Myspace.

    I was working for News when Rupert bought MySpace. The people he put int, they had even less clue than he did about online.

    Honestly, now that he has blown all that money on the Pommy wanker, KRM needs to put the cue in the rack and vanish into Jerry Hall’s creamy cleavage. When you buy a courtesan, silly not to put her to good use.


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  98. Thanks to OldOzzie for posting The fall of Piers Morgan, who is laughing all the way to the bank after signing a $US63 million global TV deal with Ruperdink Mudrock.

    As I have posted in the past two weeks, it is not just on Australia’s Sky News that Morgan’s ratings are dying in the arse:

    A con man may be able to fool a large number of people the first time, but once the deception is discovered, people seldom return.
    Despite being a media veteran, Morgan forgot that it is compelling content and not petty publicity stunts that sustains viewer loyalty.

    After opening his Sky News show a month ago with a respectable 55,000 viewers, he slid to 30,000 viewers within a fortnight, and is now off the charts, not even making the top 20 Foxtel shows, suggesting that last night’s Piers Morgan Uncensored got even less than the 22,000 who tuned in for Test lunch break on Fox Cricket.

    Piers Morgan is now Ruperdink Mudrock’s global TV ratings turkey.

    RTWT.


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  99. Sancho. Re atlassian. Share price has fallen from $450 to a low of 164 in 6 months. Even at these levels it is still valued at over 20 times Revenues. Yes Revenues not earnings. I don’t know when it will start making a profit but it needs to get a move on.
    In his spat farquar made the observation that they are going from 5k employees to 25k in the next few years. Big growth is factored in. Results will be interesting.


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  100. The indigenous Australians didn’t have a sea faring culture did they?

    Apparently they sailed here from Indonesia. As they were in Indonesia before Australia I would like to see them obtain their natural rights to the archipelago. We should get Burnside and Rintoul onto this straight away.


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  101. European Union will drop its mask mandate for flights and airports

    When is Australia going to do the Same?

    The E.U.’s Aviation Safety Agency recommends people who are coughing to mask to reassure fellow travelers

    A multicountry mask mandate for European airplanes and airports will lift next week, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control announced Wednesday. The policy begins Monday.

    “From next week, face masks will no longer need to be mandatory in air travel in all cases, broadly aligning with the changing
    requirements of national authorities across Europe for public transport,” EASA executive director Patrick Ky said in a news release.

    “For passengers and aircrews, this is a big step forward in the normalisation of air travel.”

    Many European countries have eased their coronavirus restrictions in recent months. Greece and Italy recently scrapped proof-of-vaccination requirements, along with other rules, while nearby destinations such as the United Kingdom and Norway have dropped their pandemic travel rules entirely.

    The news follows a similar change in the United States, after a Florida judge struck down the federal mask mandate for planes and other public transportation settings last month, earning mixed reaction from travelers. Some were elated by the decision, while it has been a source of anxiety for others. The Justice Department said it would appeal the ruling.


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  102. Rogersays:

    June 4, 2022 at 11:21 am

    Goal post shift:

    I think it was only a week ago when I posted about the whales following indig song-lines from the Antarctic to ‘Straya, and how this was a precursor to controlling offshore pursuits (gas exploration, commercial and recreational fishing)


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  103. The cowards at Sky News Australia succumbed to activists and got rid of Alan Jones. Why? Because AJ spoke the truth on Covid, masks and lockdowns….and also because AJ speaks for the “quiet Australian”. Can’t have that. We mustn’t be heard. The geniuses at Sky (sarcasm alert) thought they could replace Jones with Piers Morgan. Morgan, on everything, is a hypocrite. The spiel for his new gig was “free speech”…..except that Morgan doesn’t practice what he preaches. Morgan has a long history denouncing others for their politically incorrect speech.

    Anyway, back to AJ. You can find him on adh.tv which also hosts a number of other people…it is both a website and broadcaster. Latham is writing for it too. Apparently you can download the adh app, it’s rather popular at the moment which is completely unsurprising. People out there are desperate for truth tellers. Jones’ take on the election is, as always, 100% accurate, both his predictions before the election when he predicted a big Liberal loss and his analysis since the election….has been superb.


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  104. “…X-ray spectroscopy didn’t detect any nitrogen or phosphorus.

    Can’t easily detect N and P with X-rays, they’re too light. That just means they’re below the limit of detection, which you can see here for classic XRF. There isn’t much active material in a vaccine since you only want just enough to excite the immune system. As for aluminium and thulium, the adjuvant is whatever amps up the response. Nothing especially wrong with either of those in the quantities used.

    The problem with the Covid vaccine is the Alpha spike protein, not the other stuff which is common in vaccines. This one is from today:

    FDA: Novavax COVID Vaccine Effective But Heart Inflammation Concern (3 Jun)

    All of them cause it because all of them use the same spike assembly, either directly or in situ synthesized via mRNA.


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  105. I think it was only a week ago when I posted about the whales following indig song-lines from the Antarctic to ‘Straya, and how this was a precursor to controlling offshore pursuits (gas exploration, commercial and recreational fishing)

    Yes, I remembered that when I saw the story.

    This is the beginning of a long legal road though. Like Sri Lankan people, the indigenous protagonists have been waiting for a change of government to try their luck.


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  106. FINALLY A PETITION JC CAN REALLY GET BEHIND…

    Our proposed short sell ban would be structured as follows:

    An immediate ban on the short selling of stocks in the Financial Sector;
    The unwinding of existing short sell positions on such stock; and,
    Careful monitoring of the market to assess if further intervention is warranted.
    Our goal is to protect mum and dad investors, retirees and self managed super funds from having their wealth erased and their quality of life reduced by this hostile trading method.



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  107. You can find him (AJ) on adh.tv.

    Thanks, Cassie!

    No wonder I haven’t read a word about it in the MSM. It looks like a very rare and useful address for political news and opinion that isn’t polluted with media talking points.


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  108. I should also add that AJ is in top form. I would urge every one to support the website and channel. AJ broadcasts Monday to Thursday.


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  109. Jock at 11:45.
    Yes, JC and I have tried to fathom the mystery of the Atlassian share price, which is not supported by revenues, even if those revenues were profitable, which they are not.
    $2 bn revenue turning a $500 meg loss. Let’s say they magically turn that into a $500 meg profit. That still gives a P/E which is off the scale.
    I think the answer lies in stock liquidity. The two dweebs own 90% between them. Some insto holds another 5%. Probably another 4.5% tightly held by Scotty and Mike’s old school tie brigade. That means the price is being driven by FOMO idiots who probably hold two things in their portfolio – Atlassian and Bitcoin.
    And this is no blossoming start-up. Been going since 2002 and listed since 2014. That is Jurassic period in the world of software companies.
    Note that Farquhar talks about growth to 25,000 employees. Not a word about profitability.


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  110. “No wonder I haven’t read a word about it in the MSM. It looks like a very rare and useful address for political news and opinion that isn’t polluted with media talking points.”

    It is….and even Albanese and Plibersek appeared on the channel prior to the election. AJ and Plibersek are old friends. Albanese was scolded by Queen Grace Tame for appearing on the site.

    However the left, I think, are already trying to demonise the site and channel as “far-right”….LOL.

    Oh and speaking of the left trying to shut down alternative opinions. A scurrilous, far-left, Antifa supporting Australian journalist by the name of Jason Wilson (ex-The Malcolm Guardian), who now resides in Portland Oregon (how unsurprising), is writing a hit piece on Andy Ngo for a scurrilous organisation by the name of the SPLC . He’s trying to smear Andy Ngo (an Asian American) and other right-wing and conservative voices as “waaaacist”, “far-right” and “hateful”. The progressive left will stop at nothing to silence and destroy their ideological opponents.


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  111. Just had a look.
    If … if … Atlassian has a $1 billion profit turnaround in profitability from a $500 meg loss to a $500 meg profit (as if), their P/E is a tad under 100.
    Madness.


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  112. The geniuses at Sky (sarcasm alert) thought they could replace Jones with Piers Morgan.

    He is also on Talk TV which is the Murdoch kiddies’ attempt to compete with GB News. It’s a wet tealish sort of channel. They even admit it.

    TalkTV’s Tom Newton Dunn: ‘We’re not right wing, we are going to surprise you’ (22 Apr)

    Piers is the sort of “righty” that the Murdoch kiddies and Paul Ryan want. And they want Sky Oz to be like Talk TV, with climate yodeling and centre-left wetness. Unfortunately for them every time they try this the righty viewers stop watching. They did it with Wallace and Brazile on Fox. It doesn’t work.

    This is also exactly why the Libs and Nats are faceplanting so badly: there is no audience for centre-left stuff in a right wing organization. You end up with no voters/no viewers since you’ve alienated your base and the Left will never go near you anyway, no matter what they promised you they’d do.


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  113. I’m absolutely sure that if ­people knew, they would care … so if people find out what’s happening, and they do care, maybe something can be done about it.”

    Didn’t Jacinta Price contact the organisers of the Brittany/Grace auto da fe campaign and ask for violence against indigenous women to be one of the problems to be tackled? And didn’t they tell her to get lost? (Wonder why….)


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  114. Sancho Panzersays:
    June 4, 2022 at 12:21 pm
    Just had a look.
    If … if … Atlassian has a $1 billion profit turnaround in profitability from a $500 meg loss to a $500 meg profit (as if), their P/E is a tad under 100.
    Madness.

    Maybe it’s tapping into a “retro” fashion – back to those heady “dot-com boom” days in the late ’90’s.


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  115. Excellent commentary on the May 21 federal election by Rebecca Weisser at adh.tv:

    … what we have just gone through is a Potemkin election campaign, like the fake villages that Grigori Potemkin constructed to persuade his beloved empress, Catherine the Great of Russia, of the prosperity of her subjects.

    Our election was real in the sense that Australians were casting valid votes, but the outcome cannot change policies on vital issues because of a consensus of silence on all aspects of the pandemic. The only hope of progress on these areas is if Republicans win control of the Congress and Senate in the US. It is a very sorry comment on the state of politics in Australia.

    RTWT.

    PS, Dover: I just hate the compulsory italics in the “quote” format.


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  116. The geniuses at Sky (sarcasm alert) thought they could replace Jones with Piers Morgan.

    I know Morgan was supposed to have an International audience and AJ was Australian based, but I don’t reckon AJ was pulling anything like $400k a week out of Sky.


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  117. Maybe it’s tapping into a “retro” fashion – back to those heady “dot-com boom” days in the late ’90’s.

    It’s got that smell about it.


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  118. I just hate the compulsory italics in the “quote” format.

    Tom – Use the italics button on the paragraph then the blockquote button.

    That converts it into indented normal text:

    Like this.

    I don’t know what it looks like on a phone. The code is {blockquote}{em}Like this.{/em}{/blockquote} with the parentheses replaced by greater than/less than.


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  119. Jason Wilson

    runner up 7 times running in the smuggle/most punchable face portrait competition base on his gruinaid pic alone.
    https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/writer/jason-wilson/#:~:text=Jason%20Wilson%20is%20a%20Guardian,Journalism%2C%20Convergence%2C%20and%20Continuum.

    A “facsism” expert who defines it much like Munter, if its not explicitly of the left then its far right.

    eg…

    Figures within ultra-conservative Christian church are behind popular books, cartoon and nature doc
    This article is more than 6 months old
    Observers raise questions over whether the media ventures advance Idaho’s Christ Church’s agenda

    Top Republicans rub shoulders with extremists in secretive rightwing group, leak reveals

    Australia’s absurd moral panic around critical race theory aims to silence demands for justice

    Threats by menacing clowns led DC police to surveil online accounts

    Everything is hitler.


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  120. Piers Morgan is now Ruperdink Mudrock’s global TV ratings turkey.

    There’s little market for a one hour block of prime time “NeverTrump” style TV.
    No mystery – except presumably to whoever devised it.


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  121. SMH
    Coalition governments have deliberately ignored the advice of experts when it comes to Australia having a secure power supply. Thanks to nine years of obfuscation, tunnel vision and petty partisan politics, we have been left hostage to a fossil fuel industry that continues to make obscene profits while we suffer, thanks to irresponsible, obstructive politics.
    Bruce Spence, Balmain
    You just can’t keep Balmain down.


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  122. Not a very flattering picture of our noble “fist nations” culture.

    Billions of dollars and squillions of manhour resources lavished on them hasn’t worked. Maybe by guaranteeing these savages a voice in Parliament will fix it?

    Justice Kelly argued that Aboriginal women were being made to bear the “absolutely dreadful” brunt of society’s failure to fix problems such as unemployment, passive welfare dependency, ­substance abuse and inter­generational trauma. Those women were confronted in their communities by culture not just of silence but of actively silencing victims and were usually powerless to help themselves.



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  123. advice of experts
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8aHeYGo0JY
    Now sometimes experts lend you money
    And sometimes they lend you lots of money
    And sometimes when the subprime mortgages collapse
    And banks close and businesses fail
    And the crisis spreads around the world–
    Sometimes other experts say:
    Just because aII the markets crashed
    Doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a bad thing.
    And other experts say: Just because aII your friends were fired
    And your family’s broke and we didn’t see it coming
    Doesn’t mean that we were wrong.
    And just because you lost your job and your house
    And all your savings doesn’t mean you don’t have to pay for the bailouts
    For the traders and thd bankers and the speculators.
    Clause only an expert can design a bailout
    And only an expert can expect a bailout
    Cause only an expert can deal with the problem
    And only an expert can deal with the problem
    And only an expert can deal with the problem.



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  124. “Cassie, my big problem with AJ is his “Lock the Gate” bullshit.
    Very Tealy.”

    Agree SP, he does lose the plot on some things however he’s right on most things.

    And you know what, he was still working back on Radio 2GB in April and May 2019. It was his brutal takedown of Labor, Shorten and co that assisted Morrison. And did Morrison thank him. Nope, when the activists went after 2GB after Jones made a comment about Ardern, and targeted its advertisers, forcing Jones out, Morrison remained silent.

    What a gutless piece of work Morrison was. He is not missed.


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  125. “Jason Wilson

    runner up 7 times running in the smuggle/most punchable face portrait competition base on his gruinaid pic alone.”

    In my comment above I mistakenly referred to this piece of human garbage as a “journalist”. He is no such thing, he’s simply a far-left progressive hack.


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  126. Just finished reading the hard copy Saturday Australian which we have delivered. Haven’t really read the Oz much at all while we were away, just glanced occasionally at the headlines sent to my phone.

    There is a remarkable change in this paper since I last read it, before the election. At that time it has some sensible comments about coal, climate, gender dysphoria, and there was commentary to read about ‘woke’ matters in general.

    Today I couldn’t find anything I could be bothered reading. Especially crap was the wrap-around about electric cars and the puff piece in it from some management consultancy about the huge opportunities Australia had in the manufacture and marketing of ‘green’ stuff to sell in the big coming green boom. Is it really worth keeping up our subscription? I ask Hairy, who has just surfaced. We can keep the subs to Quadrant and the Spectator and the IPA, I suggest, the mail piled-up back copies of which still hold some reading promise.

    I don’t much like being back here under the new umbrella of The Oz cosying up to Labor.
    Seems everyone’s suddenly all for the new broom.


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  127. Bruce Spence, Balmain

    Did he learn electricity supply from Mad Max movies?
    We should power the country using pig manure.
    It’d be green. Who run Bartertown, Bruce?


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  128. Sancho Panzersays:
    June 4, 2022 at 11:09 am
    Atlassian dudes now crossing swords with Musk.

    Atlassian’s “work from anywhere” policy was “key for our continued growth”, Mr Farquhar said.

    “We’re setting our sights on growing Atlassian to 25K employees by FY26,” Mr Farquhar concluded.

    “Any Tesla employees interested?”

    Mr Musk shot back: “The above set of tweets illustrate why recessions serve a vital economic cleansing function”.

    My money is on the African American.

    Interesting match up at one level: neither Tesla or Atlassian have ever made a profit.


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  129. Tool Report:

    The old bloke was complaining about trying to clean some weld out of a corner so I brought an 18V Makita cordless die grinder and some Sutton carbide burrs.

    Unbelievable, it’s like a little 18V hand held milling machine, took off a huge amount of weld with a minimum of fuss. The only criticism is that the collet is a bit inclined to let the cutter walk out.


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  130. Tool Time.
    rickw.
    Any recommendations for a cordless hammer drill?
    My little cordless drill (with no hammer function) is no match for solid brick.


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  131. Those women were confronted in their communities by culture not just of silence but of actively silencing victims and were usually powerless to help themselves.

    What’s the ethnic makeup of Women’s Prisons?
    90% Indigenous.
    What are they locked up for?
    Well, let’s put it this way:
    They didn’t pinch a grape from the GreenGrocer.


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  132. I don’t much like being back here under the new umbrella of The Oz cosying up to Labor.
    Seems everyone’s suddenly all for the new broom.

    So let’s see how this new broom goes. Holes in the umbrella at the moment and the OZ like every other MSM Newspaper will likely lose revenue if they keep up this cosying up stuff.


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  133. Interesting match up at one level: neither Tesla or Atlassian have ever made a profit.

    True cohenite.
    But I think Musk’s ventures at least have some hope of turning a profit.


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  134. Justice Kelly argued that Aboriginal women were being made to bear the “absolutely dreadful” brunt of society’s failure to fix problems such as unemployment, passive welfare dependency, ­substance abuse and inter­generational trauma.

    For ‘society’s failure’ above read the prog-left’s failure since Whitlam.


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  135. will says:
    June 4, 2022 at 7:05 am

    it gets worse: the Biden Admin is on Iran’s side , giving them aid and comfort in their nuclear program, which is a direct threat to the Saudis. No wonder they don’t want to co-operate.

    It’s rumoured that Saudi Arabia and Argentina are considering joining the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.) If that happens, BRICS becomes BRICSAS and they have all the beef, oil and curry powder to themselves.


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  136. Thanks, Cassie. I need an injection of some Catallaxy political energy, that’s for sure. Will email soon.

    I have a lot to do and no back burners allowed. I’ve made promises to certain people in Britain to finish work on my Arthurian material. I’ve also got work to do on the internecine complexities of the Parish, Diocese, National Trust, and various heritage-at-risk registers concerning my ancestral church, where my visit has started some sparks flying; and my eldest grandson, just returned from the US, is turning nineteen next week, therefore celebrations are due.

    Much to tell you about in all of that lot too.
    As well as our trip in general. We had, as you would say, a fabbo time.


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  137. Piers is the sort of “righty” that the Murdoch kiddies and Paul Ryan want. And they want Sky Oz to be like Talk TV, with climate yodeling and centre-left wetness. Unfortunately for them every time they try this the righty viewers stop watching. They did it with Wallace and Brazile on Fox. It doesn’t work.

    Naah. Plonker Morgan is an A###nal supporter and is sulking as his team only came 5th in the EPL Table behind the Mighty Spurs who have a large Jewish following and came 4th. Just like in the Bible.
    Let my people come forth……….lol.

    The bloke is such a lightweight and how did he get a working Visa to work here? Sky News cannot be that desperate surely !


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  138. Agree SP, he does lose the plot on some things however he’s right on most things.

    And if we keep fragging everyone with whom we disagree on one or two issues we’re just clearing the way for the “progressives”.


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  139. John Sheldrick says: June 4, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    The bloke is such a lightweight and how did he get a working Visa to work here? Sky News cannot be that desperate surely !

    Er… The show is made in England & syndicated ‘worldwide’.
    Sky News Australia is the smallest & most irrelevant market.
    It doesn’t much matter if Australia carries the show or not.

    It seems to be sinking plunging, in ratings everywhere. I’ve not found US figures, presumably the ratings there are as woeful as they are elsewhere.


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  140. I, too, am home. I can’t believe how fast the weeds have grown. Laundry, unpacking, house airing all done.

    Megan mentioned the cotton bales up thread, and some lefty random suggesting they go into cotton buds. I presume cotton buds are the latest useful thing to be demonised?

    Cotton requires a stack of irrigation and pest control, but is environmentally friendly in the disposal stage, an area that most so-called environmentalists rarely consider.


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  141. It seems Bruce Spence took our Environmental Issues course at TAFE way too much to heart. Amusingly, I duxed the year without believing a word of it, apart from the practical stuff on wasteage and protection.

    At that stage, we alternated between being burned up or freezing. And everyone had to have a backyard filled with quick death natives because reasons. And forget the towers of black plastic pots to signal their passing.


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  142. Good, if they want co-education they can send their children to a co-ed school, there’s lots around.

    “Cranbrook board member vote a blow to Atlassian founder’s co-ed campaign

    Graham Richardson – 1. Scott Farquhar – Nil.

    At least that could be interpreted as the result following Cranbrook School’s AGM last Tuesday at which parents were asked to vote on future tenures of three board members.

    After the vote was cast and counted the school president Jon North was returned overwhelmingly.

    Eyewitnesses suggest the board members had a win with 90 per cent of the vote – a vote which is also seen as a blow struck against headmaster Nick Sampson’s plans to make the school co-ed as soon as next year.

    Atlassian co-founder Farquhar is said to have been the first out the door after the vote was revealed.

    Absent from the meeting was Farquhar’s wife, businesswoman Kim Jackson, who has been working diligently behind the scenes to fast track the co-ed transformation and offering with her husband a large donation for scholarships for girls eager to enrol.

    Six members of the school community spoke for and against board renewal and a co-ed future.

    Pushing for change were Macquarie Group director Nicola Wakefield-Evans, McKinsey managing director Angus Dawson

    While arguing against were born-again AFL man and Sky commentator Graham Richardson, property developer Lesli Berger and Meg Tudehope, wife of Macquarie Telecom MD Aiden.”


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  143. PETER NAVARRO ARRESTED

    Former Trump economic adviser Peter Navarro was arrested today for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the Democrats’ committee investigating the protests of January 6, 2021:

    Former White House economic adviser Peter Navarro contested the charges against him in federal court in Washington, DC, on Friday, after he was arrested by the FBI on two counts of contempt of Congress for defying the January 6 committee.

    …He confirmed that he had been arrested while boarding a domestic flight, and placed into “handcuffs” and “leg irons.”

    Navarro had offered to cooperate with the investigation, but is challenging the legality of the committee’s actions in court:

    Outside the courthouse, he told reporters that he had offered the FBI a “modus vivendi” of cooperation last week, but that they had arrested him at the airport instead, in the manner of “Stalinist Russia or the Chinese Communist Party.” He described his treatment by the FBI as “terrorism” and “coercion” and as a form of punishment and intimidation.

    Navarro also outlined his constitutional arguments against the legitimacy of the January 6 committee, which he is suing in federal court, arguing that it is asking him to violate executive privilege and violating the Constitution’s separation of powers.

    Actually, refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas is rather common. Remember when Eric Holder, Barack Obama’s “wing man,” did the same thing?

    The House has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holderin contempt of Congress over his failure to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal, the first time Congress has taken such a dramatic move against a sitting Cabinet official.

    The vote was 255-67, with 17 Democrats voting in support of a criminal contempt resolution, which authorizes Republicans leaders to seek criminal charges against Holder.

    In a statement released by his office, Holder blasted the contempt votes as “politically motivated” and “misguided”…

    And, of course, you remember when the FBI arrested Holder and put him in leg irons on the same charge that is being brought against Navarro. No, wait…

    Navarro told the court today that he would represent himself rather than hiring a lawyer. But the biggest problem he faces is not the absence of counsel, it is the fact that his case will go before a jury of D.C. Democrats.

    From the Comments

    – The US Capital should be moved to somewhere like Nebraska, with DC absorbed into neighboring Maryland. It will solve a lot of problems.

    Unfortunately, the problem will follow the capital city if it’s permanent.

    I’d prefer a rotating capital city (only small cities, 1 per state, 4 years per city) so the hundreds of thousands of swamp bureaucrats cannot get entrenched.

    – The problem is that the Dems are playing nasty little games, secure in the knowledge that the Republicans won’t retaliate in kind. Which needs to change. Drag a few dozen Democrats before Congress (preferably feet-first and face-down) and the Left will start to back off. Mutually Assured Destruction keeps the peace.

    – The FBI doesn’t work for the USA. They work for the DNC.


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  144. Any recommendations for a cordless hammer drill?

    Any recommendations for a cordless hammer drill?

    If you want to go cordless in a hammer drill then I think you need to go branded, like a makita or a dewalt. If it’s a one off job then the answer might be a corded cheapie. I reckon even in corded if you’re going over 1/4” then you probably need to buy brand name. I had about 20 1/2” holes to do in a slab and none of the cheapies survived (the hammer disc flattened out meaning no hammer!)


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  145. The bloke is such a lightweight and how did he get a working Visa to work here? Sky News cannot be that desperate surely !

    I offered my services when I heard about Morgan but I’m still waiting for a reply from Rupert.


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  146. Just looked at the AEC site, which has the turnout at 87.29%. Not sure of the finer points of what that actually means but at face value one in eight not turning up still looks pretty bad.


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  147. Er… The show is made in England & syndicated ‘worldwide’.
    Sky News Australia is the smallest & most irrelevant market.
    It doesn’t much matter if Australia carries the show or not.

    It seems to be sinking plunging, in ratings everywhere. I’ve not found US figures, presumably the ratings there are as woeful as they are elsewhere.

    Thanks for that and good to know that he never got a visa to get here.

    The bloke is a first rate tosser………………And an Ar**nal luvver……………….Mind you, he did do a very good interview with Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols about Jimmy Slimy Saville…………..


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  148. Thanks rickw.
    I did wonder if hammer drills were the last frontier for cordless tools.
    To give an idea, this is for punching the occasional 5-6mm hole 25 – 30 mm deep into brick.
    Not 1/2″ diameter into conc.
    I fucking hate corded tools with a passion.


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  149. I reckon even in corded if you’re going over 1/4” then you probably need to buy brand name.

    Seriously?
    That’s only 6 mm.

    I had about 20 1/2” holes to do in a slab and none of the cheapies survived (the hammer disc flattened out meaning no hammer!)

    If you’re drilling 18 mm horizontal starters 700 mm into a 300 mm thick slab, yeah.
    This guy is only drilling into brick.
    Ozito is plenty good enough.
    That little tub of grease in the box, there’s a plug on top of the drill that you put a teaspoon into whenever you use it.
    Will last 10 years.


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  150. Soooo today being Saturday I get my AOP freebie” in the local pool instead of riding down to Fairfield ..
    50mts OUTDOOR was a sight cooler than yesterday’s INDOOR “shut cos cold” operation but then outdoors at this time of the year is for laps not splashing .. LOL!
    Thru a 1500mts (30 laps) effort in to make up for being caught short yesterday and it ain’t sooo cold after the 1st 25 metres is gone .. LOL!


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  151. And if we keep fragging everyone with whom we disagree on one or two issues we’re just clearing the way for the “progressives”.

    Just look at how the alternative right was split between One Nation, UAP and the Liberal Democrats. They need a uniting voice and Pauline Hanson ain’t it.


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  152. Miltonfsays:
    June 4, 2022 at 3:07 pm
    So the NKVD aka FBI arrested Navarro. I reckon they’re laying the groundwork to arrest Trump. So much for the land of the free.

    WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) – Peter Navarro, a former top adviser to ex-President Donald Trump, was charged on Friday with contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with the House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

    But two other close associates of the former president, Mark Meadows and Daniel Scavino, will not face criminal charges despite a House vote recommending them.

    A federal grand jury charged Navarro with one count involving his refusal to appear for a deposition before the Jan. 6 Select Committee and another for his refusal to produce documents in response to a subpoena, the Justice Department said.

    Navarro did not enter a plea at his 72-minute hearing before Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The former Trump adviser accused the Justice Department of “prosecutorial misconduct” for arresting him at a local airport as he tried to depart on a trip to Nashville and New York.

    Navarro said authorities ignored his request for them to contact an attorney and refused to allow him to make a phone call during his arrest. “I am … disappointed in our republic,” he told the judge. His next court appearance was set for June 17.

    The arseholes are frittering away inventing crap and lying while every demorat criminal struts around.
    All this is just practice for a reason to delay or abandon the mid terms.


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  153. I fucking hate corded tools with a passion

    Cordless tools are awesome. Tradies use them because they don’t need testing and tagging, and I love them because I get to select “not applicable” in my WHS reports for power tools.


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  154. Franksays:
    June 4, 2022 at 2:50 pm
    Just looked at the AEC site, which has the turnout at 87.29%. Not sure of the finer points of what that actually means but at face value one in eight not turning up still looks pretty bad.

    Looking at the numbers of votes cast and turnout percentages in 2019 and 2022 it seems that there were something like 800,000 more people this time who simply didn’t bother to vote. If the Coalition could have got about half of them to turn out and support the ScoMo goat rodeo (yes I know), it would still have been somewhat of a rout, but it would have clawed back about five seats from Labor and the teals and left about a dozen with only a two or three percent swing needed to get them back next time.

    I’d say finding out why those 800,000 didn’t vote should be number one on the Photios Party’s agenda. But it won’t be. “Hard left for Wentworth, Curtin, Ryan and Kooyong!” will be the call.


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