1,915 thoughts on “Open Thread – Tues 7 June 2022”

  1. Are Boosted people carriers of a killer Covid?
    Sounds like that may be the case.
    No wonder Labor pollies have closed their Electorate Offices.


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  2. I note Ardern and Elbow have been named as having the worst dentition of all politicians — if Arden’s uppers were grafted onto Elbow’s lowers he’d be able to eat an apple through a tennis racket


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  3. Albanese has had some plastic surgery and had his teeth capped.
    If they were only capped, then he’s in the clear.
    I’d say he’s had his front teeth Root Canaled as well, which will lead to Cancer not too far down the track.
    John Howard had similarly fucked teeth from smoking, i think he may have had root canals as well back when he took Downer’s job.


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  4. Some may agree with Struths tactics or entertained by it but his blind hatred of the vaxed (he will walk it back shortly) is only shared by a tiny fringe of the un vaxed.


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  5. Wouldn’t you like see a major politician speak like this? McConaughey nails it

    Jordan Peterson falls for a Hollywood guy eh?

    Let’s see.

    He’s pro-abortion, and likes Beto – tick.
    He’s a climate tragic – tick.
    He’s a mask nazi – tick

    I could find quite a few other interesting articles. Nope Dr Peterson, Mr McConaughey is not a centrist, he’s a solid lefty who is also a talented actor. I wonder if he likes the colour teal?


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  6. I’m pretty sure I’ll take google over the scientific evidence of one person’s eyes.

    the person that wrote this was the same one that spun anecdotes about her own personal observations of mask wearing in cuntry NSW last week … then got snippy when it didn’t fly right.

    witches-hats are out early this morning

    is sancho driving the ute while you put up the detour signs rosie?


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  7. Bespoke you fuck head.
    Don’t put words in my mouth.
    There are certain jab recipients I despise.
    Many on this blog.
    The disgraceful arseholes who pretend to be so offended at my reaction toward people that have been giving their fellow countrymen and me the finger for the last two years.
    There are no innocents I am speaking to with truth that so offends them.
    So now it comes back to bite them on the arse and we are supposed to feel sorry for them?
    Soon, when the good Nazi Frau notaclue drops off the perch or gets sick, after her behavior. …..surrendering. ..gaining special privileges not granted to those who would not bow, who would not participate in this apartheid state……took off overseas and then decided to shove it up people like me by reporting in on it everyday…….while we were imprisoned here……..she deserves all that is coming to her.
    All.
    Pure Scum.
    And now the same types are offended by my words.
    Pathetic garbage.
    There are no innocent fuckers here that can pontificate over what is decent.


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  8. With cognitive dissonance and denialism abounding amongst the jabbed I will be interested to see how they react to the new SADS propaganda. They’ll accept mean words can kill before they’ll accept the Sudden Adult Death of Kimberly Kitchens from the jab.


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  9. I am speaking to with truth

    Your truth. As yesterday’s perfect post from Lode indicated, don’t confuse volume with accuracy.

    There are no innocent fuckers here that can pontificate over what is decent.

    Ha ha ha. When both Bosi’s grifters and Palmer – who put up a semi-literate certified nutcase pretending to be a doctor as a candidate, and who used Nigerian FB accounts to gin up support, and who got 0.06% of the vote, and yet knocked back the Troubadour of Tub (putting a woman in the spot he wanted) – won’t have you, there would seem to be a problem.

    Next up – six days to repent!


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  10. I could find quite a few other interesting articles. Nope Dr Peterson, Mr McConaughey is not a centrist, he’s a solid lefty who is also a talented actor. I wonder if he likes the colour teal?

    Fester, you incel. Recently you told us how you weren’t talking to neighbors because you feared they were leftwing. Not even two days later you were criticizing leftwingers for refusing to engage with people on the Right.

    It behooves you to explain what exactly MM said in his piece about guns that makes him a far out leftwinger.
    Sucking up to people on the site here doesn’t mean you’re not expected to defend your position. After the Haram comment the other day, you cannot be taken seriously about anything and you’re just a run of the mill clown… a complete buffoon.


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  11. I’ve been too busy this week to comment and trying to catch up with all the comments. I see the Iconic Aussie Hero, AKA the most intelligent truckie to grace these pages, has got tabs on himself again. I will be putting forward his name for the position of President for life after Queenie kicks the bucket. Do I have any seconder’s. I think I won’t be able cope without his words of wisdom to guide me through daily life. We just have to hope no one puts up a detour sign and heads back out of town.


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  12. Stymied as to what could possibly make the room damp, it just isn’t possible.
    Anyway, after moving the treasured guest to another room the engineering manager inspected the deficient room. Nothing to see.

    The bed is level as a billiard table, and has all six legs.
    No sign of damp whatsoever, the room is as dry as chips.

    This type of incident happens more often than most laymen readily accept.
    (Yes, otherwise respectable & seemingly normal people really do carry on like that)

    Yes indeedy. Since I have been staying at the motel, I have discovered again why dealing with the general public is not for the faint of heart.

    Among a bizarre litany of ‘complaints’, my favourite is the woman who complained to the management that the dawn chorus (there are masses of birds around here) woke her up early.

    Quite what the management were supposed to do about it remains a mystery.


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  13. Kiwis rise up! Jacinda wants to take away your sheep!

    Cow Farts and Burps to Be Taxed for Climate Change in Backdoor Meat Tax (9 Jun)

    In an apparent backdoor effort to tax meat, the burps and farts of cattle and sheep are set to be taxed by the leftist government of New Zealand in a bid to, they claim, save the world.

    The left-wing Labour government of Jacinda Ardern has drafted proposals to levy taxes against farmers for the methane emissions produced by cows and sheep in what would be the world’s first green tax on livestock.

    “There is no question that we need to cut the amount of methane we are putting into the atmosphere, and an effective emissions pricing system for agriculture will play a key part in how we achieve that,” the government’s climate change minister James Shaw said per The Telegraph.

    As a chemist I think this stuff is hilarious. It was pretty obvious from CSIRO’s Cape Grim data that methane oxidizes in the atmosphere very rapidly. Methane levels had plateaued, then started to rise again just after fracking was invented. On top of that methane has no more effect than CO2 because the water cycle finesses both. I’m sad for Kiwi farmers, though, who are government by unscientific lunatics.


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  14. I think I won’t be able cope without his words of wisdom to guide me through daily life.

    Australia’s answer to JD Vance. Australia’s first redneck intellectual and soon out with his book titled, Redneck Elegy and How To Engine Brake Going Downhill.


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  15. I stopped going to a dentist when I found out he was a flamer.

    My dentist is an Asian chap. Very neat and precise.

    I’ve been unable to determine his dress sense, as he’s always in the blue scrubs. Therefore, his flamer status remains unknown.


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  16. Zulu, good to hear that the light at the end of the treatment tunnel is becoming visible to Mme Zulu. As anyone who has been close to it knows, it’s not something you’d undertake if you absolutely didn’t have to.

    Onward and upward for Madame! 🙂


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  17. This is what MM wrote and said about gun control in the US. I don’t agree with some of it as I think the red flag point would be open to abuse. However, it’s not outlandish leftwing crap as the ridiculous incel implies.

    “There is a difference between control and responsibility. The first is a mandate that can infringe on our right; the second is a duty that will preserve it. There is no constitutional barrier to gun responsibility. Keeping firearms out of the hands of dangerous people is not only the responsible thing to do, it is the best way to protect the Second Amendment. We can do both.”

    McConaughey lays out a four-step plan to increase gun responsibility, proposing background checks, an age requirement of 21 to purchase assault rifles, Red Flag Laws, and a national waiting period for the purchase of assault rifles.

    McConaughey writes that “to find common ground” on the issue, both sides “are going to have to answer the call and reach for the higher ground of our collective responsibility.” He says “business as usual isn’t working.”

    Here is his letter to the Austin American-Statesman in full:

    I am a father, the son of a kindergarten teacher, and an American. I was also born in Uvalde, Texas.

    That’s why I’m writing this.

    I believe that responsible, law-abiding Americans have a Second Amendment right, enshrined by our founders, to bear arms. I also believe we have a cultural obligation to take steps toward slowing down the senseless killing of our children. The debate about gun control has delivered nothing but status quo. It’s time we talk about gun responsibility.

    There is a difference between control and responsibility. The first is a mandate that can infringe on our right; the second is a duty that will preserve it. There is no constitutional barrier to gun responsibility. Keeping firearms out of the hands of dangerous people is not only the responsible thing to do, it is the best way to protect the Second Amendment. We can do both.

    Depraved acts of violence, with guns as the weapon of choice, are ripping apart families, tearing at people’s faith, and shredding the fabric of our society. We have an epidemic of indiscriminate mass shootings, of parents burying their children, of inaction, and buck-passing. Saving the unnecessary loss of lives is not a partisan issue.

    The need for mental health care, school safety, the prevalence of sensationalized media coverage, and the decaying state of American values are all long-term societal factors that must be addressed, but right now, we don’t have the luxury of time. We need to focus on corrections and countermeasures that can also and immediately reduce the gun violence tragedies that have become too common in our country.

    We need to make the lost lives matter. Our leaders must make bipartisan compromises on a few reasonable measures to restore responsible gun ownership in our country.

    I believe:

    1) All gun purchases should require a background check. Eighty-eight percent of Americans support this, including a lot of responsible gun owning Texans. … I’ve met them. Roof, who killed nine people in a black church in South Carolina in 2015, got his pistol without a completed background check due to a legal technicality. The system failed. Gun control activists call this a loophole. I call it incompetence.

    2) Unless you are in the military, you should be 21 years old to purchase an assault rifle. I’m not talking about 12-gauge shotguns or lever-action hunting rifles. I’m talking about the weapon of choice for mass murderers, AR-15s. The killer in my hometown of Uvalde purchased two AR-15s for his eighteenth birthday, just days before he killed 19 students and two teachers. He obeyed the law. Had the law been different, perhaps I wouldn’t be writing this today.

    3) Red Flag Laws should be the law of the land. These measures, which are already in effect in 19 states and Washington, D.C., empower loved ones or law enforcement to petition courts to temporarily prevent individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or accessing firearms. These laws must respect due process, judicial review, and hold account individuals who may abuse such laws.

    4) We need to institute a national waiting period for assault rifles. Individuals often purchase weapons in a fit of rage, harming themselves or others. Studies show that mandatory waiting periods reduced homicides by 17 percent. Gun suicides account for the majority of U.S. gun deaths. A waiting period to purchase an assault rifle is an acceptable sacrifice for responsible gun owners when it can prevent a mass shooting crime of passion or suicide.

    Integrating gun safety training, safe storage proposals, and bolstering school safety are also beneficial, but are not government-only solutions. Companies, private organizations, and responsible gun owners have a big role to play.

    I want to be clear. I am not under the illusion that these policies will solve all of our problems, but if responsible solutions can stop some of these tragedies from striking another community without destroying the Second Amendment, they’re worth it.

    This is not a choice between guns or no guns. It’s the responsible choice. It’s the reasonable choice. It’s a quintessentially American choice: Where I have the right to be me, you have the freedom to be you, and we have the responsibility to be US.

    To find common ground on this issue, both sides are going to have to answer the call and reach for the higher ground of our collective responsibility.

    Business as usual isn’t working. “That’s just how it is” cannot be an excuse. The heinous bloodshed of innocent people cannot become bearable. If we continue to just stand by, we’re living a lie. With every right there comes a duty.

    For ourselves, our children, and our fellow Americans—we have a duty to be responsible gun owners. Please do yours and protect the Second Amendment through gun responsibility. It’s time for real leaders to step up and do what’s right, so we can each and all just keep livin’.



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  18. On top of that methane has no more effect than CO2 because the water cycle finesses both.
    Do you have a handy link to a potted explanation of this Bruce?


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  19. Zulu, glad Madame has finished the treatment for now though the side effects are bad.

    I’ve recently finished 39 radiation treatments over two months combined with hormone therapy. Fortunately no discernible side effects.

    I wish your lady well.


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  20. It’s shocking.

    The dude walking around the Capitol in a buffalo headdress is still in jail after 2 years. Meanwhile Bunter Hiden is as free as a bird making loads of money selling his Picasso’s.

    It’s beyond shocking- the US is now a fucking anarcho-tyranny controlled by wealthy criminals and marxists. How is the place any better than Brezhnev’s USSR in the 70s? Hey at least Brezhnev was an engineer and fought the nazis. Old poo poo pants has never done anything like that. Dirty thieving old kunt.


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  21. I’m back to reading all of the posts by Struth and JC. They are quite entertaining.
    They are in a daily competition for the most bitter and twisted, aggressive abuse of other Cats.
    Usually the competition is a draw.
    Although JC’s impression of a furious, impotent old man shaking his fist at the clouds puts him marginally in front. BoN’s dignified silence in the face of attempted and juvenile put downs from JC showcases the futility of letting acrid emotion overrule reason.

    Both have an alternative persona which I once valued.


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  22. I generally like and appreciate BoN’s posts, he knows what he is talking about, and I’m afraid some simply do not understand the science behind it. Ignorance is not a good starting point for ridiculing others.

    Having said that, I’m puzzled about the Bible/Scripture restricting him to comment on some things.

    Not a Bible basher myself by any means, but I’d appreciate pointers to the relevant chapters, and verses that forbid speaking about certain things.
    Plenty of Christian scientists around who have no problem talking about anything.


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  23. Do you have a handy link to a potted explanation of this Bruce?

    Wally – it’s an analysis from first principles since my primary field is water chemistry and thermodynamics. Here’s the explanation I put up in May. No one has pointed out any flaws, and it fits with other stuff like the Svensmark hypothesis.

    In short the long wave energy which would be causing global warming is locked up as latent heat of vaporization, then released to space in the upper atmosphere above most of the CO2 in the air column below.

    The climateers’ models notoriously can’t get cloud cover right, which is a tell that they either don’t correctly model the water cycle or they avoid doing so because it would pull down their house of cards.

    I can’t point to an article in the scientific press as I’ve not seen one. The science though is incontrovertible since it is just the well-known physical chemistry of liquid and gaseous water.


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  24. Old School

    There’s a small difference between sneering and being objectively critical. You need to try and finesse this side of your comments.


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  25. Thanks for posting that letter, JC.

    I saw a headline saying Matthew McConaughy had made an anti-gun speech (that’s quality j’ism for you) but I doubt there is a single thing that the NRA would object to – in fact it is likely mostly stuff they would recommend.

    Far more remarkable is that a comes from an A-list Hollywood actor. But I think he was talking to Hollywood, that to everyone else in America. The people who really count.


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  26. Apparently the petition to return the illegals to Bileola attracted over just over 600 000 signatures! ..
    it can now be revealed that 600 000 of them signed to ensure the boat-folk wouldn’t be their next door neighbours ..


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  27. Further to my last post (sorry about the language)- at least in the USSR in the 70s you weren’t automatically declared evil or at best suspect for being a white guy (or even a little boy).


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  28. Both have an alternative persona which I once valued.
    Alternative personas?
    You mean… THEY are Grigory?
    sheesh this place does my head in sometimes


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  29. I generally like and appreciate BoN’s posts, he knows what he is talking about, and I’m afraid some simply do not understand the science behind it. Ignorance is not a good starting point for ridiculing others.

    Gabor, just because someone uses complex jargon (which is often used to create a false aura of knowledge) doesn’t mean shit. Fester doesn’t just believe man hasn’t impacted the climate- not even in a small way. This national treasure peddles the ‘scientific’ view that we’re heading for a great cooling phase. He’s also said that the vaccine causes metals to replicate in the body. When asked to explain this unique view, he says the bible prevents him from defending the vax to metals argument. This is Nobel Prize winner once suggested only he and Hallward were the authorized science posters at the Cat.


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  30. Bruce o Newc-
    Thanks, I’ve actually got a lot of your posts bookmarked and half-committed to memory- the “finessing” threw me a bit, it made me imagine a chemical exchange which I hadn’t digested.


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  31. Mother Lode says:
    June 10, 2022 at 8:12 am

    Thanks.
    Yea, that was my point. There’s nothing I can see that is objectionable in that letter and corresponding dialogue. As I said, I disagree with the Red Flag point because I see it as a way for the left to abuse the rule. Other than that, I’m not 100% with it, but it’s not objectionable in the way Fester implied it was.

    It’s the thoughtlessness that really gets to me.


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  32. And in Teal News…

    “Teals ignite gas war with claims of profiteering

    Climate 200-backed teal independents have maintained calls for higher 2030 emissions ­reduction targets despite the ­energy crisis, and called on ­Anthony Albanese to restrict LNG exports while phasing out coal and gas from the electricity grid as soon as possible.

    Independent MPs Zali Steggall, Allegra Spender, Kylea Tink and Zoe Daniel on Thursday ­attacked gas companies and ­accused LNG exporters of paying “very little corporate tax” and reaping “huge profits” at the expense of Australian energy users.

    The teal independents, who want to accelerate the transition to renewables and urged against new incentives for coal and gas, backed in the ambitious medium-term emissions they took to the May 21 election.

    Despite the gas sector contributing almost $500bn a year to the national economy and the ­crisis being blamed on offline coal-fired power stations, Ms Steggall said Labor should use a super-profits tax to fund household subsidies and make the NEM more efficient.

    With coal and gas expected to be included in a draft Energy ­Security Board capacity mechanism to shore up investment in baseload generation, only West Australian teal Kate Chaney supported freeing up supply of gas and “possibly coal” in the short term. Ms Spender, who supports a 50 per cent 2030 emissions ­reduction target, said while gas would play a role over the next 10 years, “the direction has to be in renewables”.

    Resources Minister Madeleine King said the government will ­urgently review the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism, a trigger allowing it to force LNG exporters to put more gas into domestic reserves. Ms King said the gas trigger rules, due to expire on January 1, would be improved so the government can “ensure future supplies of gas”.

    The ESB’s draft capacity mechanism, to be released in the next fortnight after energy ministers ordered a focus on investment incentives for renewables and storage technologies, is ­expected to feature coal as a short-term option. Under the mechanism, retailers would purchase energy contracts in advance to lock in supply and investment.

    Ms Steggall said increasing the use of gas or coal would “exacerbate and prolong the underlying cause of this energy price crisis while failing to … put in place a solution”. “It would mean rewarding the fossil fuel companies for a problem of their own making, but with greater windfall,” the Warringah MP said.

    Ms Daniel said the crisis should “not be used as cover for backsliding to extend the life of coal or gas as energy sources”.

    “Nor should fossil fuel producers and suppliers be able to make huge windfall profits as a direct consequence of Vladimir Putin’s … war on Ukraine. If anything, it proves that we must move rapidly to develop and secure renewable energy and storage to protect our communities from the variables of global energy markets,” the Goldstein MP said.

    Ms Spender, who said the government should be tougher on gas companies paying “very little corporate tax”, told The Australian that unlike solar, wind and batteries, coal and gas were “vulnerable to price spikes”. “The current ­energy crisis is a fossil fuel crisis. Renewable energy is the cheapest energy in the country right now,” the Wentworth MP said.

    Oil and gas lobby group APPEA hit back at the independents, saying their claims “misrepresent our contribution and don’t reflect the way our tax system works”. Acting APPEA chief executive Damian Dwyer said the oil and gas industry “pays over $5bn a year in payments to all levels of government, totalling more than $150bn since the late 1980s”.

    “These payments include PRRT collections, which have ­delivered over $40bn since its introduction and the latest budget shows these will rise by over $4bn over the next four years,” Mr Dwyer said. “The full scope of our economic contribution is far wider than just payments – employing tens of thousands of workers, delivering energy security to households and businesses and facilitating regional growth.”

    Ms Tink, who won the previously safe Liberal seat of North Sydney, said failure to incentivise renewable energy over the past decade had fuelled the energy crisis. “We’ve paid too little attention to our nation’s energy security, letting exporters reap huge profits without protecting our own domestic supply,” Ms Tink said.

    Ms Chaney, who claimed the blue-ribbon Perth seat of Curtin, said “the current perfect storm ­affecting gas prices may need to be addressed by freeing up supply of gas and possibly coal in the short term”. “This should not be used to justify a long-term ­increase in investment in fossil fuel operations,” she said.

    Kooyong MP Monique Ryan blamed the Coalition for failing to plan for renewable energy alternatives and said “it is important to develop short-term solutions to the domestic energy crisis but that is no reason to revise the realistic emissions reduction targets that I support”.

    Tasmanian independent ­Andrew Wilkie called for ­“immediate and strong federal government intervention”, including pulling the gas trigger.

    Thanks Wentworth
    Thanks North Sydney
    Thanks Mackellar
    Thanks Curtin
    Thanks Kooyong
    Thanks Goldstein


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  33. In Here We Go, Here We Go, Here We Go news:

    Usually the speeches of treasury secretaries are relatively bland, echoes of their political masters. But an address this week from Steven Kennedy was something quite different.

    Kennedy said post-pandemic government spending will be higher than spending before COVID. Excluding temporary direct COVID support, payments as a share of GDP are expected to average 26.4 per cent in the coming decade, compared with 24.8 per cent in the decade before the pandemic.

    “Most of the additional structural spending is driven by spending on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), aged care, defence, health and infrastructure. Further pressures exist in all these areas,” Kennedy said.

    So, unavoidable massive increases in public spending – as prescribed by an unimpeachable senior public servant.
    No way around it, apparently.

    But how to pay for all this?

    In the election campaign, Labor talked about finding savings from “rorts” in the Morrison government’s spending. But the magnitude of the task will go well beyond redirecting funds from Morrison waste.

    Problematic for NDIS, where every ‘saving’ has a sad face on morning TV.

    Ongoing review of the tax base and tax concessions will be important, Kennedy says.

    Albanese’s election commitment was not to raise taxes, or have new ones. The only exception was to crack down on multinationals’ tax avoidance.

    Pro Tip: Albo, don’t fret, pet. Kennedy is giving you the road map:

    1) Finances are far worse than we thought due to [insert favourite externality];

    2) The pain must be shared, and those who can must pay for those that can’t but still want nice things – it’s the Labor Way;

    3) There is no alternative, My Government is acting on the advice of Senior Public Servants as we are forced to [insert exciting fiscal and taxing measures here].

    Be of good cheer.


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  34. I will be putting forward his name for the position of President for life after Queenie kicks the bucket.

    Oi! I had first dibs on that job!

    In other news, the kids and grandchildren are visiting for Her Maj’s birthday weekend. For once it isn’t raining. Therefore I am enjoying being chief cook and bottle washer is preparation for my more onerous role once HM carks it and I am installed as Absolute Monarch.

    I promise to serve my people fairly, conscientiously and foc (or mate’s rates should the royal purse grow thin).


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  35. Independent MPs Zali Steggall, Allegra Spender, Kylea Tink and Zoe Daniel on Thursday ­attacked gas companies and ­accused LNG exporters of paying “very little corporate tax” and reaping “huge profits” at the expense of Australian energy users.

    straight from the numerically illiterate greens playbook.

    “Income was X! Why wasn’t tax X x Y ?”


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  36. Independent MPs Zali Steggall, Allegra Spender, Kylea Tink and Zoe Daniel on Thursday ­attacked gas companies
    Can the MSM keep calling these wimmin “independents” when they all have the one Svengali Simon backer, and consistently act in unison?


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  37. Hmmm, Monday night may get interesting.

    Activists Plan To Block Entrances And ‘Shut Down’ Supreme Court To Prevent Expected Roe v. Wade Ruling (9 Jun)

    Protest organizing group Shut Down D.C. plans to block access to the Supreme Court in Washington on June 13.

    In online meeting footage obtained by The Epoch Times, the group announced that it planned to seal off all three vehicle entrances to the court so justices wouldn’t be able to get in and announce a decision that might overturn Roe v. Wade.

    So the announcement date is 13 Jun. It’ll be interesting to see if Roberts somehow overturned the (leaked) decision of the five conservative justices. Also interesting in light of the Kavanaugh assassination attempt and Garland’s refusal to enforce the law over the persecutive protests at their houses. Will these people use this protest as a way to take out the conservatives on the bench? The following is Surber’s blog article from yesterday:

    Democrats want to kill and replace justices (8 Jun)

    He’s usually cautious in what he says about such things, but not this time.


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  38. Independent MPs Zali Steggall, Allegra Spender, Kylea Tink and Zoe Daniel”

    Amazing policy and ideological uniformity for so called “independents”.


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  39. The climateers’ models notoriously can’t get cloud cover right, which is a tell that they either don’t correctly model the water cycle or they avoid doing so because it would pull down their house of cards.

    Now this argument has been around for about a decade. I recall reading about the large impact even a smallish estimate error of cloud cover does to projections. As I said, this has been around for a decade and although I haven’t really kept up, I find it hard to believe the cloud argument hasn’t received any focus since the past decade. I suspect it has been addressed in some way or another. Fester implies it’s now a dead argument having been resolved. I bet he’s bullshitting.


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  40. McConaughey is a typical left wing gun grabber. Sound reasonable while promoting incrementalism. After the horror stories here about ex wives, who believes that Red Flag laws won’t be abused?
    Background checks just put you on a government list so that the authorities can come around to your place and grab your guns on some pretext. As for gun suicides (or any), I wish people wouldn’t do that as its messy but if you can’t check out at a time and place and with a method of your choosing you are a slave.
    On “assault rifles”, he’s full of shit. Getting one requires that it be made before 1986 and you have a FFL. Semi auto rifles are not “assault rifles” and AR doesn’t stand for Assault Rifle.
    If you want an age requirement raise the voting age while you are at it.
    Might also be an idea to stop giving boys legally prescribed drugs for the “disease” of being a boy.


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  41. And in news no-one is interested in:

    ‘I found my princess’: Rebel comes out as gay

    Aussie star Rebel Wilson has come out as a lesbian at the age of 42, revealing that she is in a relationship with a woman.


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  42. struthsays:

    June 10, 2022 at 6:59 am

    Bespoke you fuck head.
    Don’t put words in my mouth.
    There are certain jab recipients I despise.
    Many on this blog.
    The disgraceful arseholes who pretend to be so offended at my reaction toward people that have been giving their fellow countrymen and me the finger for the last two years

    Ah, right.
    Only “certain jab recipients” draw the wrath of St Ruth.
    Previously it was anyone who took the jab anywhere who were at fault, no matter what their personal reasons, because they were impinging on your FrEedoM (apparently).
    Now it is just those who disagree with St Ruth and, as Mother Lode said last night, do not bow before his omnipotence.
    It has nothing to do with the impact of vaxxes, but everything to do with attacking the recalcitrants in the Convoy in My Mind.
    But we knew this.
    Two vaxxed people from Melbourne – Rosie and Matrix. One gets bucketed daily and the other cops nothing. If it was about principle they would both be copping it, surely.
    One of them wouldn’t be getting a free (ahem) Nazi pass would they?


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  43. COVID-19’s origins obscured by lack of Chinese data, says WHO panel

    The World Health Organization says its latest investigation into the origins of COVID-19 was inconclusive, largely because data from China is missing, another blow to its years-long effort to determine how the pandemic began.

    The report said no new information had been provided on the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 was introduced to humans through a laboratory incident, and “it remains important to consider all reasonable scientific data” to evaluate this possibility.

    Reflecting the political wrangling that has dogged the drafting of the report, it includes a footnote outlining how members of the panel from Brazil, China and Russia disagreed that further studies were needed on the lab hypothesis…

    A cynic might say that substantial BRI transfer payments to Russia and Brazil are in the works.

    The answer is out there somewhere.
    End of story.


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  44. Now this argument has been around for about a decade. I recall reading about the large impact even a smallish estimate error of cloud cover does to projections

    It’s WEF cloud seeding (remember that?).
    But I can’t say too much.
    The old testament Book of Caractacus forbids it.


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  45. I didn’t spin stories, I made a truthful observation, then objected to the inference I was a liar.
    If the premise is
    No one outside the big bad capital cities wear face masks from personal choice it’s a false one because I see them here in country QLD too.
    Then again, trolling comments about me from the habitually mendacious are valued as they should be.
    At least Sancho is honest about telling tall tales.
    Now does the water vapour we exhale normally travel only a foot, or one to one and a half metres?


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  46. Speaking of water cycles…
    I’d better push off and see how many whitewashed lambs there are to pick up off the sodden turf. 23mm in Dalibrook after nightfall, and another dose due before noon. The sunwrack is happening somewhere behind some big ol dark clouds… I might even let Danno the wonder dog ride in the cab, just this once.


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  47. Titus 3:10
    English Standard Version

    10 As for a person who stirs up division, safter warning him once and then twice, thave nothing more to do with him,

    FYI


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  48. It came as news to me that tall tales (with added embellishments and condiments) were not welcome here.
    Up until then it appeared that Tall Tales and Toppering were core business here.


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  49. A new poverty emerges; Renewable Energy Poverty:

    Locked out of solar, Rosemary found a green power deal. But advocates say they can be hard to navigate

    As electricity prices rise, advocates like Gavin Dufty from the St Vincent de Paul Society are worried that people who can not install rooftop solar will be unfairly impacted by rising power costs.

    Mr Dufty also worries that people who can not access solar could be left behind in the renewable energy transition and stuck with higher bills.

    “It should be worth looking at a green power deal for all those people, [including] renters, low-income households that can’t afford to put solar on and they want to participate.”

    It appears that, despite expectations, carbon-free electrons are not ‘too cheap to meter’:

    “Some 100 per cent green is quite competitive to non-green products, some of the 100 per cent green are incredibly expensive — there’s a big range in price.

    So, if I get this correctly, there is a tsunami of low-income folk gagging for “incredibly expensive” green electricity.
    But cheap.

    Sounds like a job for Government.


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  50. The Ladies and they are indeed Ladies of this blog show more sense in one day than the old teal ducks will show in a year or ten. The whole lot of the old ducks are narcissists and should be frozen to be used as aircraft cockpit window testing. At least that that will be of moer use than trough squabbling. A true waste of oxygen.


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  51. JUNE 10 .. lest we forget ..!
    In 1942. the Germans destroyed absolutely the
    Village of Lidice in Czechoslovaki and murdered Hundreds.
    There are just Green Fields there to this day.

    In 1944 in France at the Village of Oradour-sur-Glane , near Limoges,
    they murdered hundreds and also destroyed the Village.
    The Ruins are there to this day.


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  52. Wally I thought you would know once is a pattern for dogs and small children. The cab is the place to be coz you’re there. You and me bud, woof woof.


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  53. And in Teal News…

    Sometimes it seems that providence has a perverse sense of humour. Imagine making the Zoes and Zallis of the world the public and legislative face of deindustrialisation just when the crunch finally starts to come to fruition. The imperious twats get to spout ABC platitudes about privilege just as people start to ‘freeze’ during winter.

    Maybe, just maybe there is hope after all, in a dark sense at least.


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  54. ‘I found my princess’: Rebel comes out as gay

    Fat chick couldn’t get a man, so she takes the coward’s route.

    I used to like the way she stood up for herself. But it turns out she’s just like the rest of the professional liars who pretend they’re someone else for a living.


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  55. Thanks, got it, hence my infrequent posts and responses.

    Gabor – Occurs to me you may have misunderstood, sorry. I could not reply to you yesterday not because of what you said, but because how the question arose. Likewise that’s why I did not reply to Sancho. I really don’t like saying this. However it’s important that I correct any misconceptions – I’ve no issues with Sancho or yourself, and normally I respond to anything you address to me, but I was constrained yesterday for other reasons, which I hold personally as very serious, and which had nothing at all to do with the scientific questions you both raised.


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  56. It’s actually evil with what’s going on with the green energy bullshit, Doc F.

    The liars appear to have close down any chance of nuke. I saw a video one of the idiots talking about how stupid nuke is. It was in Twitter.


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  57. I respond to anything you address to me, but I was constrained yesterday for other reasons, which I hold personally as very serious, and which had nothing at all to do with the scientific questions you both raised.

    Quick, can someone get a towel and block the gap under the door? The sanctimony is oozing out.


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  58. I did try to read the Bible from cover to cover once but gave up I’m sorry to say. To be honest, from what I’ve read and what’s been read to me, I think I prefer the Old Testament to the New. I just can’t believe in ‘turning the other cheek’ and that ‘the meek will inherit the world’.


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  59. I would like to register my objection to St Ruth calling JC a dago.

    He may be a swarthy spiv and a dud driver, but there’s no need for that sort of language.


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  60. From the Courier Mail :

    Queensland’s Police Commissioner has been called “a most unimpressive witness’’, who failed to properly consider the human rights of police before making Covid-19 vaccination directions.

    “The Commissioner’s approach to the task which she was required to undertake prior to making the directions was an abject failure of public administration,’’ Dominic Villa SC told the Supreme Court.

    Mr Villa was making final submissions in a civil trial on behalf of a group of seven police challenging the Commissioner’s vaccination directions, affecting 18,000 staff.

    Another 54 police and 12 ambulance officers also are seeking to overturn mandatory Covid-19 vaccination directions in the trial.

    Queensland Human Rights Commission is intervening, submitting that decision-makers were required to consider a number of human rights of employees before making such directions.

    “The Commissioner’s regard for the human rights of those under her command was perfunctory,’’ Mr Villa told Justice Glenn Martin.

    “Your honour would be entitled to find that the Commissioner regarded the entire human rights exercise as a box ticking exercise.”

    Commissioner Carroll was cross-examined about her vaccination directions over two days last week.

    “We submit it is breathtaking in its arrogance that the Commissioner did not give evidence in chief as to the reasons why she made the decisions or identify the material upon which she relied in making those decisions,” Mr Villa said.

    He said the evidence showed that the Commissioner did not consider a Human Rights Compatibility Assessment document, prepared by Crown Law, until after she decided to make a September 7 vaccination direction.

    Mr Villa said there was no rational justification for the vaccination mandate.

    He said for the small number of police who objected to mandatory vaccination there were alternative measures that could achieve the same benefit, when there were already high rates of community and police vaccination.

    Dan O’Gorman SC, for 54 police applicants in the legal challenge, said the Commissioner had not outlined her decision-making process in any detail.

    Mr O’Gorman said circumstances had changed with the Omicron variant, and the Commissioner had an obligation to review her vaccination directions.

    He said based on all the evidence, a mandatory vaccination direction was no longer of utility or could no longer be justified.

    Dr Christopher Ward, for 12 ambulance officers, said there was no suggestion they were in greater risk of hospitalisation or death as a result of being unvaccinated than anyone in the community who visited restaurants, cafes, bus stations or cinemas.

    He said their decision to remain unvaccinated had not affected their ability to do their jobs.

    Dr Ward said the Queensland Ambulance Service Covid-19 double vaccination rate was more than 95.2 per cent, at the date of the latest direction affecting ambulance staff.

    “So, we are dealing with 4.8 per cent at the highest of the entire service, let alone a lower proportion of the service who are in front facing roles,’’ Dr Ward said.

    He said Omicron had peaked and any suggestion that the level of risk remained high was unfounded.

    While the hearing was going on, anti-vaccination protesters, including police and a doctor, staged a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in George St on Thursday.

    The hearing is continuing.


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  61. Typical.
    Can’t argue the points and can’t handle reality.
    So attack the messanger.
    The one speaking truth to the dribbling cretins of this blog.
    Look, I get it.
    The last thing you are going to do is look at yourselves and what you have done.
    That would take strength of character.
    And if you had that you would not have done it.
    Go off all emotional if you like….KD even needs to imagine associations that don’t exist.
    It’s not who has taken the jab….Its the pitiful bullshit put forward to excuse oneself and their piss poor behavior and attitude over the last two years amongst the shitful fuckwits here who can’t for the life of them figure out why they’ve lost all respect.

    The ones who said it was a personal choice….what utter garbage.
    The ones who participated in the apartheid system destroying millions of lives of those holding the line and now don’t tolerate being reminded of their shitful actions
    Etc etc.
    Two years of zero integrity and harming others is now meant to be forgotten and now you’re all just decent people, just innocent morally pure victims of the jab. ..er sorry..SADS……
    You fucktards might want to contemplate this.
    Nothing I have done has had any impact on you.
    My words here are not actions against you.
    Did you take actions against me and the rest of us holding the line?

    By your pathetic stance or lack thereof, you fellow countrymen who held the line know what you did…..and they still suffer not being able to even work.
    A subject hardly ever brought up here at Dovers Denialists.
    No surprise there.
    So spare us the tearies because someone holds you to account.
    This nanna killer hasn’t hurt a soul and hasn’t complied.
    Pathetic scum complaining about speech while ignoring their own actions.
    How very left wing.


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  62. Wife is having to do diversity and disabled training in the APS. Takes more than a day, across the the whole PS how much time is wasted. Mind you they can’t be stuffing up the country while doing it. It’s an online thing. 1 minute did my head in. Unadulterated bullshit.


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  63. So spare us the tearies because someone holds you to account.
    This nanna killer hasn’t hurt a soul and hasn’t complied.
    Pathetic scum complaining about speech while ignoring their own actions.
    How very left wing.

    Give it to them, Struth, they deserve much worse!


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  64. Bruce of Newcastle says: June 10, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Will these people use this protest as a way to take out the conservatives on the bench? The following is Surber’s blog article from yesterday:
    Democrats want to kill and replace justices (8 Jun)
    He’s usually cautious in what he says about such things, but not this time.

    Losing a SCOTUS Justice to assassination & rapid insertion of a Biden choice onto the bench, that’s one conspiracy theory too far.

    For that theory to hold water, you’d first have to see the White House & Fed govt allowing mobs to turn up at the homes of SCOTUS justices and there to unfiltered public conversation about killing one or more judges.


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  65. Being told this morning the issues at Sydney airport overnight was due a problem with not having enough people on deck who were allowed to refuel planes.
    You’d think that heading into a long weekend the place would ensure they were over staffed to avoid this kind of issue.


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  66. Excellent toon (h/t mh at Adam’s)

    Thanks, Johanna. Bob Moran posted it after my 3am search, so I’ll give it another run tomorrow — excellent, as you say.


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  67. Now does the water vapour we exhale normally travel only a foot, or one to one and a half metres?

    Rosie – The condensation travels only a foot or so. You see that yourself on a cold day.

    Condensation is water droplets. It is not water vapour. Water vapour is gaseous H2O.

    The report about the Italian multiple university study is that, yes, condensation is caught by a mask. That is scientifically feasible since the water droplets can be big enough to be retained, and also they can wet the hydrophilic fibres of the mask.

    What then happens is the droplet containing the submicron size virus particles dries out rapidly: it converts from liquid water to water vapour. Water vapour will go straight through a mask for the same reason air does: they’re gases. The free virus will go through a mask because it is between 1 and 3% of the size of the holes in the mask, ie roughly the size of a soccer ball compared to a soccer goal.

    As with a mask the same goes with condensation. After a foot or so the droplets containing the virus dry out because relative humidity is less than 100% and the surface area to volume ratio is huge. Drying out is so quick that the droplets have evaporated after a foot or so.

    Whereupon a mask is useless against the now dried out virus particles.

    I am explaining this in detail to show to you that I did not lie and that I was accurate scientifically. I suspect the problem is that I use terms scientifically (like “water vapour”) which you may think means something else.

    Numerous studies show that masks are totally useless for viruses of this size. I think they’re useful for bacteria, which are about 100 times bigger, although again there’s a difference between theory and practice. We found this with HSEC in our smelter – the only way that actually stopped the guys breathing in 1-10 micron particles (ie. roughly bacteria-sized) was to issue them all with thousand dollar positive pressure Racal-style full face helmets with neck seals. That worked in the real world, nothing else did.


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  68. Aussie star Rebel Wilson has come out as a lesbian at the age of 42

    A cynic could believe hitting the forties might’ve been nearing the upper age limit for the quirky fat chick thing. And going svelte wasn’t working out quite so well, marketing-wise.
    Hence the playing of a marketing TETSU* card.
    *They Eat This Shit Up.


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  69. “Your honour would be entitled to find that the Commissioner regarded the entire human rights exercise as a box ticking exercise.”

    She was only following orders.


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  70. I’d say he’s had his front teeth Root Canaled as well, which will lead to Cancer not too far down the track.
    John Howard had similarly fucked teeth from smoking, i think he may have had root canals as well back

    Mongercine, its like medicine but practiced by assistant bed pan scrubbers, 3rd class, probationary.


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  71. My passport renewal experience.
    Pay the standard fee (can’t remember what it was) and then pick it up in 6-8 weeks.
    Or pay $500 & have it delivered in 4-5 days.
    I paid the fee & got it within the week.

    I view the line ups at the passport office as the government sending a price signal.
    Deliberate under resourcing to ensure people pay the $500 fee.


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  72. At least in places like Pakistan, the government official who is shaking you down gets the cash.
    In Australia, the shakedown is built into the system.


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  73. Tesla’s have been crashing for years but the Feds didn’t give a shit until Elon upset the Cathedral.

    NHTSA Upgrades Tesla Autopilot Probe Into Emergency-Scene Crashes
    U.S. auto-safety regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have escalated an investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot, after identifying new crashes that occurred with first-responder vehicles at emergency scenes.


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  74. Unfortunately the US seems to be where Russia was 100 plus years ago. It makes me very sad to say this. And only five years ago, it looked as though it was going to recapture its past greatness- opportunity and prosperity for all from Dearborn to Beverly Hills.


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  75. Pretty sure this is illegal in the US.

    PGA Tour Suspends 17 Players Playing in Saudi-Backed LIV Golf Tournament
    The PGA Tour suspended Phil Mickelson and 16 other golfers for competing in a new rival, Saudi-backed golf league.

    Unless the PGA screws with the pension scheme for the suspended players, I can’t see them pursuing it.


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  76. There has been significant recrimination of late on the blog in respect to the emerging vaccination injuries. Maybe I should not venture into this domain, but I will.

    As many of you are aware, I have been vehemently opposed to the so called genetic vaccines from early 2021 when the initial reactions began to occur. At that time, with very little prior understanding of immunology, I threw myself into research into this field in order to come to some sort of comprehension of what we were dealing with. Naturally, it was not long before I came into contact with the work of so many “dissenting’ immunologists, vaccinologists, virologists etc such as Malone, VanDen Bossche, McCullough, Ioannidis, Bhakdi, Lawrie, Rose, Yeodon, Clancy and many, many others, including frontline Covid treating physicians like Pierre Kory, Malcolm Kendrick et al.

    It has been an ongoing preoccupation for obvious reasons. Once I understood the history of the development of vaccines and the requirements for longitudinal clinical trials and research prior to release of vaccines I knew that something was terribly amiss in this response to the pandemic. It was also clear that while Prof. Kariko had certainly advanced mRNA research significantly in the years since Robert Malone first discovered the technology, over 25 years of research into a vaccine for corona viruses was still unfit for release.

    While I realise I am a bit of an outlier in terms of the lengths I go to satisfy myself on such matters, it has astonished me how otherwise intelligent people blindly accepted the assurances of the medical technocracy, and especially Big Pharma, in spite of the accumulating evidence of vaccine injuries and the relatively low mortality rate for Covid in otherwise healthy people. One could go on and on about these reservations – and this has been done, of course, in this blog.

    In the face of this, I find it difficult not to be resentful of the spite and derision levelled at the unvaccinated who have refused to submit to a process that, to them, seemed possibly fatal. On the other hand, I have the utmost sympathy for those who, in spite of their own reservations, were required to submit to vaccination to keep their employment and provide for their families. There is no question that these people should be supported.

    As for those who chose to “take their chance” because they wanted to travel, go to the gym, go to restaurants and to the cinema, and to shop without restrictions….well….sorry……but you reap what you sow. Yes, of course I am distressed when I hear of the emerging illnesses and deaths (we have attended two funerals of friends in the last couple of weeks of deaths of “unknown causes”). And, of course, my greatest distress is waiting for notification of problems of my loved ones who have been vaccinated – grandkids whose school required it etc.

    So, there it is. I would hope that we can all find it in our hearts to be compassionate. Believe me, I know how difficult these two years have been. It further upsets me that I am SO angry about the travel permits I, as an unvaccinated, had to get, the inability to get a haircut or buy household items. And I am angry that, even as the truth emerges, many are trying to exculpate themselves. I recently exploded in response to a newsletter from a Liberal think tank which claimed that “there was little initial evidence” about vaccine problems. I replied, “What about the bloody Great Barrington Declaration???” What about all the eminent virologists etc – including Nobel proize winners, who plaintively warned against the vaccines??? The writer responded, sheepishly, “You are right….”

    Yes folks, I am bloody angry. But I am fond of all of you and wish you all well.


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  77. Aussie star Rebel Wilson has come out as a lesbian at the age of 42

    Had her pegged as gay (no pun intended) when she first became a popular. Gaydar still working fine.


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  78. Truth is, and to illustrate how denialism works, good Catholics prefer to remain ignorant of the fact that the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, requires all volunteers be double jabbed. So, eg, a person can participate and sing in the congregation but not in a choir. But then, I suppose denialism could counter that a congregant could also sing, preferably in key, when the choir sings a motet or some such reflective piece. In short, it’s not over.


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  79. SMH
    Renewable energy is synonymous with life. It is the pulse of this living planet. Be it from the constant solar rays, the ebbing tides, the circulating winds, thermal heat from the depths, the powerhouse of water both as hydro and hydrogen. There is nothing here to be afraid of . Fossil fuels are the remains of life long passed. It’s had its day, but sweeping away its legacy will be a challenge.
    Steve Dillon, Thirroul


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  80. I note every day others post about the rising death tolls amongst the jabbed.
    Now it’s really starting to take off.
    Remember when I always asked…how many boosters are you going to get?
    Trying to stop low integrity types from killing themselves?
    While the sneerers scoffed away.
    As they have always done.
    They ignore it all again today.
    The truth is…the first time you were tested in life you failed miserably and then spent two years trying to justify your actions by attacking or ignoring all those speaking the truth.
    And it seems you are going to let them kill you without owning a reality too hard to swallow.
    Cognitive dissonance is strong.
    You’re developing cancers and blood clots were going to kill you anyway. …that or the very common SADS that we’ve all known about for years.
    Won’t be from your own submission that killed you.
    After all. ..you’re better than that.
    Whereas past generations who loved their children would have fought the mangy dogs that did this to them.
    But not here..


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  81. Yes folks, I am bloody angry.

    As am I, Vicki. No forgetting, much less forgiving.

    Speaking of, Goose Morristeen: “We haven’t mandated vaccines, except when we have”.


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  82. You’d think that heading into a long weekend the place (Sydney airport) would ensure they were over staffed to avoid this kind of issue.

    Bern, Sydney airport’s operating margin is north of 80%. It is a licence to print money.

    SACL has no financial incentive to care about how its monopoly pricing delivers the rivers of gold. As long as the flights operate, SACL couldn’t care less.


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  83. Saw smoke yesterday whilst driving and thought it was the fireys burning off.

    Future of Flames (Blair’s blog, 10 Jun)

    Looks like we’ve got ourselves an old-fashioned lithium ion battery fire out Lake Macquarie way.

    Here’s the story unpaywalled:

    Fire and Rescue responding to two seperate structure fires in Lake Macquarie (9 Jun)

    Six local Fire and Rescue crews rushed to the battery manufacturing facility on Munibung just after 1 o’clock to reports smoke was billowing from the roof.

    Firefighters — equipped with breathing apparatus — entered the warehouse to search for the seed of the blaze. They’ve since contained the fire and have begun clearing the building of toxic smoke, utilising a gas detector to confirm all clear.

    I think the smoke I saw was from the second fire the story mentions not the battery one. But it raises a fun question: are battery factories the new fireworks factories?


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  84. William M Briggs
    @FamedCelebrity
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    Black supremacist murder.
    Quote Tweet

    NYPD NEWS
    @NYPDnews
    · 11h
    ?WANTED for HOMICIDE: Do you know these guys? On 5/25/22 at approx. 8:26 PM, in front of 257 Lexington Ave in Brooklyn, a 61-year-old male was found with trauma to the head, causing his death. Any info? DM @NYPDTips, or anonymously call 800-577-TIPS.

    This has to stop.


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  85. Imagine making the Zoes and Zallis of the world the public and legislative face of deindustrialisation just when the crunch finally starts to come to fruition. The imperious twats get to spout ABC platitudes about privilege just as people start to ‘freeze’ during winter.

    “Let them huddle under blankets and shiver in the dark.”

    Yep, that’ll go down a treat. The Marie Antoinettes of this gilded age of idiocy.


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  86. That’s a great take Vicki.
    And how a decent woman would be expected to respond.
    Men and right wingers come from a more personal responsibility background.
    And a civic duty background.
    There is freedom to defend whether in a uniform or not.


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  87. ‘I found my princess’: Rebel comes out as gay

    Tom, at 9.02:

    Fat chick couldn’t get a man, so she takes the coward’s route.

    The Szubanski business model. Fashionable faux box-munching, anticipating profit.


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  88. ZK2A:

    Mme Zulu is into single figures for her radiation and chemotherapy treatment – it’s knocked her quite badly – her doctor says she is doing very well, but it will take weeks, if not months, to recover her full health.

    Excellent stuff, ZK2A.
    Long may she rule your kitchen.


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  89. “Yep, that’ll go down a treat. The Marie Antoinettes of this gilded age of idiocy.”

    We all know what happened to Marie Antionette in the end, it wasn’t pretty.

    As I wrote a few days ago, I now understand why revolutions happen.


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  90. Mme Zulu is into single figures for her radiation and chemotherapy treatment – it’s knocked her quite badly – her doctor says she is doing very well, but it will take weeks, if not months, to recover her full health.

    Best not to rush it. All the best!


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  91. Technically Rebel isn’t fat. She’s now thin. As to her latest announcement I wonder if it’s a way to get back in with woke Hollywood? I dimly recall she was cancelled for something or other a year or two ago just as she was starting to get big roles.


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  92. FTB: My passport lapsed during the great plague and, being slack as slack can be, I did nothing about it. Recently learned that my genetic line will manifest itself in a further generation in September with the expected arrival of a grandaughter, which means I’m going to be gouged for the passport premium to get to Connecticut by October, when I figure the mother-in-law, ex, etc. will be over the novelty and I can have a clear view of the new arrival.

    So I’m thinking, it’s taking two months to issue new passports, why not extend existing ones? I’m sure they could be stamped or updated, valid for, say, two years as an emergency measure.

    But that probably makes too much sense for Australia.


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  93. Nothing about that article seems untrue.
    When state Dems have homes picketed police arrive to enforce no go zones.

    Schumer threatens ‘çonsequences” after roe vs wade reversal is leaked, but not for the leaker… for the Judges.
    Having a judge conveniently assassinated would cement in Dem power nicely.
    Im sure there are some Hawaiian judges they could nominate to get them over the line.

    https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2022/06/democrats-want-to-kill-and-replace.html


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  94. KD even needs to imagine associations that don’t exist.

    Here’s an association that exists.

    Faulty: ‘Put your sitting member last’ to the accompaniment of mucho fire and brimstone and Armageddon, which then devolved into ‘well only some of them, the ones I approve of can stay’.

    St. SADS, as correctly described earlier this morning:

    Only “certain jab recipients” draw the wrath of St Ruth.
    Previously it was anyone who took the jab anywhere who were at fault, no matter what their personal reasons, because they were impinging on your FrEedoM (apparently).

    St. Ruth – being the guardian of The One True Path and all that – if you could be so kind as to provide a list of approved jabbees, it would be greatly appreciated. I am aware it would take some time away from your primary role of looking for attention (and approval from Furniture Shop management), though.


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  95. As I wrote a few days ago, I now understand why revolutions happen.

    Once you have a “critical mass” of people who feel they have no stake in society, that society becomes socially and politcally unstable and has to be reinforced with repressive measures by the state security apparatus. Then the social contract is broken and all bets are off.


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  96. Blown away.

    While Iranian media is known for making outlandish claims, Israelis were doubled over with laughter at the latest news out of Iranian state media that a Mossad commander apparently named “Asa Flots” (which translates to “made a fart” in English) had been assassinated by a drone strike in Erbil, Iraq.

    “(Ilak Ron) Asa Flots, commander of the Mossad assassination unit, assassinated [sic] during an attack with kamikaze drone in Erbil, northern Iraq,” IntelSky said in a now deleted tweet.

    The Iranian Mehr News Agency then picked up the gassy story and ran with it without apparently fact checking the agent’s name by any Hebrew speakers.

    Sounds like someone in Mossad has been having some fun at the expense of Iranian news people.

    Iran claims Mossad agent ‘Fart’ killed by drone, laughter ensues (9 Jun)


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  97. Bourne1879, I wonder if the counsels in the police case in the qld Supreme Court have the temerity to bring to the fore that the judges themselves have been exempt from vaccination yet are being asked to consider whether anyone else may have had a similar right.


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  98. St. Ruth – being the guardian of The One True Path and all that – if you could be so kind as to provide a list of approved jabbees, it would be greatly appreciated. I am aware it would take some time away from your primary role of looking for attention (and approval from Furniture Shop management), though.

    You live in a bubble of your own making.

    Quote something I have said, and not what you’ve dreamed up.
    You might not attract the mirth of the sane as much.


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  99. I was having a chat (debate) with an old lefty mate of mine regarding his Murdoch666 phobia. He couldn’t accept that Murdoch666 has more diversity in his news than their ABC. So I tried a new angle that came to me like an epiphany.

    Murdoch is a capitalist who will seek to take advantage of any market where there is a potential win. This is why The Oz is fairly “conservative” but has lots of loons writing for it as well. Murdoch understands that market and a national paper needs to cater for the loons as well as mainstream Oz.

    But, the kicker is that Sky is full of extremist loons during the day and conservatives at night. Why?

    Murdoch (and Sky) understand that you’re more likely to be at home during the day if you’re a loon (unemployed, student, part-timer) than at night for conservatives (who’d more likely be older and be fully employed).

    Makes sense, right? No point putting your conservative presenters on during the day!!! You’d blow your ratings!


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  100. BoN – I think Rebel was cancelled for no longer being fat. Perhaps Daily Mail readers could advise. I always get distracted by TOWIE bikini pictures.


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  101. I fantasise about the day when a journalist asks a prominent politician – “How many old people and poor people are you prepared to sacrifice to save the planet?”

    or

    “How much is your quarterly energy bill?”

    or

    “What proportion of your income do you spend on energy bills?”

    or

    “Is your workplace heated and airconditioned at no cost to you?”

    And so on.

    It infuriates me that these pampered wankers are in charge of energy policy. Living as I do in a cooler part of the country, I know that age pensioners and others on fixed incomes, not to mention the working poor, are dreading their heating bills this winter. And, it’s not optional around here, where it can drop to -7C overnight, and days of single figure maxima are routine.

    Firewood is very expensive, and anyway many Green infested local authorities are trying to stamp out its use, with some success. The recent bushfires burned 100+ years worth of firewood, but facts have never been relevant in this tussle.

    But for a bit of good luck and good management, I might be one of those age pensioners shivering in a draughty rental or a shoddy public housing property this winter. In a country with energy reserves bursting at the seams, it’s unforgiveable.


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  102. sweeping away its legacy will be a challenge.

    Seems like it’s occurred to Steve people won’t be keen on lowering their expectations,
    electricity-wise, when it’s dead calm at oh-cold-thirty.


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  103. Quote something I have said, and not what you’ve dreamed up.

    Okay:

    There are certain jab recipients I despise.
    Many on this blog. The disgraceful arseholes

    Your own quote. Again.

    If there are jabbees you despise, there must be jabbees you don’t despise. Who are they, and why are they different now, when before every single person who got the needle was traitorous scum regardless of circumstance?

    It’s a simple question. Surely a piece of piss for The Great Communicator and Leader of People to answer.


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  104. Lysander, the only thing I’d add to your 10.20am analysis is that Ruperdink Mudrock had his Australian management invent news.com.au to cater for the loonies, who otherwise would flock to loony “news” sites like Fakefacts/Nein (and the ABC through its censorship by omission) because there wasn’t a place for loonies on “news” sites.

    Smart marketing.


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  105. You live in a bubble of your own making.

    St. Ruth. DeaTh Camps are not real, and were never real – regardless of what Madam Zeeee says.

    *pop*


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  106. Thing is, is no-one here is infallible. Maybe the Melbourne archdiocese is doing the right thing by insisting choristers are vaxxed.

    Lets all let that one slide through….after all it’s tribal now.


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  107. Thing is, is no-one here is infallible. Maybe the Melbourne archdiocese is doing the right thing by insisting choristers are vaxxed.

    No, far better to just require choristers with a sniffle to not attend. Given the prevalence of COVID among the vaxxed the vax requirement is ineffective. Every work place I’m aware with a vax mandate has had COVID shoot through it.


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  108. Does anyone still use heating oil? We used to have a 200l tank in the garage growing up and it would get filled up once a year before winter.


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  109. Rosie

    Re: masks.

    There’s a great deal of back and forth about masks. We really don’t know how useful they are. In fester’s stupid comment, he dishonestly assumes that all virus droplets aren’t blocked by a mask. Studies suggest that lots are and even if the virus catches you, the load may be reduced.

    Here’s more.

    https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/06/417906/still-confused-about-masks-heres-science-behind-how-face-masks-prevent

    Again, we really don’t know and next to impossible at this stage to be able to figure it out.
    It’s really about risk management. Fester of course can’t acknowledge that because he’s a fraud.


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  110. Seems like it’s occurred to Steve people won’t be keen on lowering their expectations,
    electricity-wise, when it’s dead calm at oh-cold-thirty.

    They won’t be given much of a choice while the current targets – 45% by 2030 – remain.


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  111. Rogersays:
    June 10, 2022 at 10:16 am
    As I wrote a few days ago, I now understand why revolutions happen.

    Once you have a “critical mass” of people who feel they have no stake in society, that society becomes socially and politcally unstable and has to be reinforced with repressive measures by the state security apparatus. Then the social contract is broken and all bets are off.

    I have wondered how far off we are. 20 years of immigration, without necessarily assimilating, increasingly authoritarian governments, the last couple of years of bullshit, the demonisation of everything that was normal 20 or 30 years ago, etc. etc.


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  112. If there are jabbees you despise, there must be jabbees you don’t despise. Who are they, and why are they different now, when before every single person who got the needle was traitorous scum regardless of circumstance?

    You’re not real bright, old toothless one.

    You don’t seem to recall what I have said about your jab taking in the past?

    What were my words?
    You seem to know them all off by heart.
    What did I say about your circumstances?

    No wonder they kept you on traffic.


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  113. Once you have a “critical mass” of people who feel they have no stake in society, that society becomes socially and politically unstable and has to be reinforced with repressive measures by the state security apparatus. Then the social contract is broken and all bets are off.

    Yup.

    Locking young/middle aged out of the property market, then deliberately spiking energy prices 9and therefore everything else) is a surefire way to remove the consent of the governed.

    Add in some quite blatant “laws are for little people”/ not applicable to certain groups and people also become cranky.


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  114. Firewood is very expensive

    Got an email from the gas retailer yesterday. Gas price is rising 21% on 1 Jul.

    That’s probably as much as they think they can get away with, since their retail tariff is rising to between $23 to $38/GJ (depending on usage) vs the AEMO wholesale price on their website a moment ago of $40/GJ. So they’re losing up to $17/GJ on every GJ they’re selling to retail customers even after the price rise. Crazy.


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  115. I thought news.com.au was somewhere to dump hopeless j’ismists so you didn’t have to pay redundancies until they were snapped up by the ALPBC.


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  116. H B Bearsays:

    June 10, 2022 at 10:37 am

    Does anyone still use heating oil? We used to have a 200l tank in the garage growing up and it would get filled up once a year before winter.

    They suddenly became very unfashionable in the mid-70’s.
    I still see the odd one on farms (not being used for heating oil).


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  117. Wouldn’t anyone who didn’t superglue themselves, XR style,
    to the doors of their local vaxtermination centre be a disgraceful arsehole too?


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  118. The choreographed January 6 committee propaganda pantomime being played out in Washington DC as we speak has a single purpose: to stop Donald Trump running for president in 2024.


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  119. Hiding in plain sight. None so blind. Shallow cock smokers. The NT News:

    AUNTY is back on the Darwin airwaves after two hours of radio silence on Friday morning. ABC Radio Darwin was silence for over two hours on Friday morning, coinciding with the coldest morning of the year.

    The popular radio station returned just before 10am. It is understood the ABC was aware of the issue and has informed staff, but has not released any information of their social media about the outage.

    Obviously this is the upgrade that allows radio waves to drop the chemtrails. Only sick denialists would pretend otherwise. Don’t say you weren’t warned, traitors.


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  120. ““How many old people and poor people are you prepared to sacrifice to save the planet?””

    It’s a good question and you know what the honest answer is? They don’t care. I know, I live in a Teal electorate full of hypocritical narcissistic scum. They simply don’t care about anyone living west of Darlinghurst. You only have to read Princess Allegra’s campaign line “A Better Climate for Wentworth”…..which would have to be one of the most empty, vacuous, bullshit lines of election wankery ever and it says a lot about this electorate that they voted for this elitist and vacuous bimbo and that they believe this tosh. Oh and the streets of Wentworth are pretty quiet today. Why? Well because many Wentworthians have headed down in their big SUVs (most of which aren’t electric) to Perisher and Thredbo for the opening of the ski season. It’s the June long weekend…..what fun! Hooray! Who cares about elderly and poor people shivering and dying of the cold. Let them eat cake! I need to ski!


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  121. That’s the main secret of Putin’s Russia: If you love Putin, money will flow on you like water.

    Really? Okay, I love Putin! I love Putin! There. Now, can I have my money waterfall now? Or you can drop it by later, that’d be fine.

    Typical Western corporate media hit piece. Do they all come from the same source, I wonder. It wouldn’t surprise me if they did. They all read the same, peddle the same smears and accusations and tropes, trot out the same narrative.

    I t’s hardly inconceivable. It’s likely what was happening throughout the Covid panicdemic. We had government agencies keen to push their narrative, and what better way than to pass around that day’s Covid articles the evening before to a trusted group of scribblers and dribblers? Feel free to run this under your byline, guys. How many journalists would have an ethical problem with this kind of arrangement? Not many, I’ll bet. They’re fully on board with what they’re putting out, they regard the source as the the gold standard, and you gotta do what you gotta do to keep your job in these hollowed-out legacy media organisations.

    Anyway, there are quite a lot of interested parties in the Ukrainian project whose investments are looking increasingly shaky. The Western PR campaign is the one battle space they continue to dominate. For what it’s worth.


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  122. In real life no one I know discusses vaccines or vaccine status any more.

    I wish I could say the same, but sadly there are people I can’t avoid who talk of little else. Which ones they had, how many they had, when they’re getting the next one, etc.

    The government and its MSM spent two years terrorising them into believing they were in mortal danger, so they latched onto the jabs as their saviour.
    Talking about the jabs is like a mantra that keeps them safe.


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  123. I agree JC.
    I absolutely respected the Italian parishioners I saw masking, hand sanitising and social distancing.
    It’s a mitigation strategy and just maybe, it worked.
    As for the archdiocese, maybe there’s a legal aspect to insisting on vaccination, i don’t know.
    They have the right to make whatever decision they consider prudent.
    Not as if Archbishop Comensoli didn’t made mass accessible to all parishioners vaxxed or unvaxxed as soon as the hostile Victorian government allowed.


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  124. Michael Tracy on Tucker.
    Hard core, lefty, anti war, anti establishment journo effectively sacked from his previous job because he maintained that stance regardless of administrations.
    What a time to be alive.


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  125. Eyrie says:
    June 10, 2022 at 9:19 am

    Probably one of the most important posts this year.
    Naomi Wolf is a lefty.
    She has had a not quite road to Damascus experience with covid.
    The linked long article is about gun control.
    I strongly recommend all take the time to read it, and share with all who care about our freedoms.

    Vicki says:
    June 10, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Great take Vicki.

    We have all been saturated with divide and conquer propaganda from our government masters since covid arrived.
    This blog is testimony to the success of these tactics.
    Communication is about getting the message across.
    It often works best when the seed of doubt is sown, rather than splitting the atom with evidence.


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  126. thefrollickingmole at 10:39 – the last couple of years shows people will put up with a lot if they think government is keeping them safe. Periodically you have to get out the nightsticks and administer a good beating.


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  127. If there are jabbees you despise, there must be jabbees you don’t despise. Who are they, and why are they different now, when before every single person who got the needle was traitorous scum regardless of circumstance?

    It’s a simple question. Surely a piece of piss for The Great Communicator and Leader of People to answer.

    St Ruth answered it himself at 6:59 this morning.
    Let’s go to the tape.

    There are certain jab recipients I despise.
    Many on this blog.
    The disgraceful arseholes who pretend to be so offended at my reaction toward people that have been giving their fellow countrymen and me the finger for the last two years

    So there you have it.
    It’s the people who disagree with Leader of the Flannelette Underground.


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  128. You don’t seem to recall what I have said about your jab taking in the past?

    I certainly recall you got various family members mixed up.

    The Approved Jabbee List. Hopefully it only contains white Anglo Christian males. Because, y’know, and as you’ve said before – they’re the only ones that can save us.


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  129. They suddenly became very unfashionable in the mid-70’s.
    I still see the odd one on farms (not being used for heating oil).

    Oil for heating was fucked over by two things in the 70s.
    1. The oil embargo made it suddenly very expensive.
    2. Bass Strait gas discovery made gas very cheap.

    Interestingly, we owned a house outside of NYC when we lived here permanently and the boiler could be switched to either gas or oil. In the 90s, oil was actually cheaper than gas in the US. The place was getting seriously short of gas then.


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  130. Lysander, the only thing I’d add to your 10.20am analysis is that Ruperdink Mudrock had his Australian management invent news.com.au to cater for the loonies, who otherwise would flock to loony “news” sites like Fakefacts/Nein (and the ABC through its censorship by omission) because there wasn’t a place for loonies on “news” sites.

    Smart marketing.

    Yes spot on Tom, to say Murdoch is a crusading ideologue is a lie. He’s just a capitalist.


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  131. it has astonished me how otherwise intelligent people blindly accepted the assurances of the medical technocracy

    Vicki, you should be commended for the time you put into researching this issue. I have also put in many hours but not to the depth you appear to have gone to. I feel your time will pay off in the end. The longer this goes on, the more confident I am that the choice to refuse the jab is the right one.

    I have been treated as weird by some friends and colleagues for this position. When I question what research they personally did before getting jabbed, they admit they have not done any and tell me that they trust that the authorities know what they are doing. Not sure how that is going to work out for them in the long run.


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  132. rosiesays:
    June 10, 2022 at 8:53 am
    In real life no one I know discusses vaccines or vaccine status any more.
    Thank goodness

    Oh sure Rosie, you hold up the corner of the rug and we’ll all sweep the issue underneath, righto.


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  133. Locking young/middle aged out of the property market, then deliberately spiking energy prices 9and therefore everything else) is a surefire way to remove the consent of the governed.

    Corrosion of the ties that bind society together.

    All looks superficially sound until a crucial tie breaks under pressure.


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  134. Pay the standard fee (can’t remember what it was) and then pick it up in 6-8 weeks.
    Or pay $500 & have it delivered in 4-5 days.

    In other more vibrant parts of the world that is known as offering a bribe to the local official to get around to having a look at your issue. Priority on the queue for repairs is another one and even real estate agents do it with respect to rentals. It is different when we do it.


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  135. 75 percent of African Americans worry they or a loved one will be physically attacked because they are Black.

    Is there a section which asks which ethnicity those people are worried they’ll be attacked by?

    Oh. Righto.


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  136. areff, if you need the passport by September, you may as well go the cheaper route.
    You’d think they’d have cleared the backlog by then.


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  137. A few weeks ago I was outed by Tom as a “square” for being totally unfamiliar with a fast-food advertising jingle.

    Since that embarrassment I’ve engaged in remedial action to restore my social licence.
    I’ve been purposely watching advertising on commercial TV.

    After consuming a cumulative total of a few hours of commercial TV ads, there is one standout observation:
    Where are all the white women? They’ve been cancelled.


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  138. We really don’t know how useful they are.

    Yes, we do. Effectively zero. For the same reason I said yesterday, at the level of practice, mask wearing hardly ever followed acceptable protocol.


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  139. it has astonished me how otherwise intelligent people blindly accepted the assurances of the medical technocracy

    Harry Hindsight has amazing predictive abilities.

    We walked into a pandemic we were told was potentially as serious as the Spanish flu from 100 years ago. Initially, who should we have listened to if not the medical establishment? Perhaps janitors union? Who?

    Only later, did we find out they were unreliable arseholes.


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  140. Pay the standard fee (can’t remember what it was) and then pick it up in 6-8 weeks.
    Or pay $500 & have it delivered in 4-5 days.

    In other more vibrant parts of the world …

    Some while ago, I had to get an urgent passport issued.

    I got it in two days.
    I had to pay double the normal cost and pick it up at the Sydney passport office.

    Speaking of vibrancy, the passport waiting area part of the office was absolutely packed.
    You would not know you were in Australia.


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  141. For the same reason I said yesterday, at the level of practice, mask wearing hardly ever followed acceptable protocol.

    Sitting at the chemist yesterday, a sign in front of me advised me that masks must be worn.

    Half of the staff behind the counter had theirs on their chin.

    Not that I blame them. But isn’t it time to just stop the theatre?


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  142. When first watching some ads, I suspected I had the wrong VPN or something & was accidentally receiving ads from Bombay.
    Nope, they were (haha) Australian ads, coz the same ones appeared on FTA TV.

    White men exist aplenty, they’re all bungling doofuses, domestic violence perps, or idiots who can’t cook.
    If the family in the ad is happy & functional, the dad won’t be white.

    But the women/housewives, phwooarrr, it’s like I’ve accidentally logged onto Tinder “exotic edition” or something.
    The hot young things are all either from Cape Verde Islands or sent by a Ford Model agency’s branch in Oman, Delhi, or Macau.


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  143. Here are scum comments that will be responded to with reality that shitful souls can’t handle.

    From Choo Choo and a few of the sneerers here trying to justify their submission.

    Apparently I was lazy for not taking the jab and therefore not working by being banned from doing so (even though I never went on welfare, and never have my whole life…nor been a public servant like a Vicplod waste of taxpayer funds)

    Think about that for just a second.
    Think about the level that the shitstains of humanity will lower themselves to justify their own failure.

    Is Choo choo dead yet, by the way? he had more jabs than a herion addict.
    It won’t be far off by the looks of things.
    All completely unnecessary for his survival to take the jabs, and just to keep a union job while Nurses in his state standing up to Tyranny still cannot work.

    Complete shithead and a disgusting attitude from a surrendering, soft cock.
    Enemies of Western Civilisation.

    Tell me why I shouldn’t laugh at their demise.
    Actions have consequences.
    And their actions have effected millions, and millions into the future.
    All done with an arrogant dismissal of their fellow man.
    I see him and the likes of Notafan as nothing less than traitors.

    She never should have used their green tick as she claimed she wouldn’t and was only “scared of the virus”,…….and then calling in on holidays in Rome the next minute while we’re all holding the line.
    The same Rome she lost her shit over at the start……….so deadly she couldn’t wait to get back there.
    Fuck these people.

    They are traitors and I will laugh when they very shortly leave this earth.
    And I make no apologies for that.
    As I said, there are no innocents being attacked by me.
    They’ve well and truly shown their colours over the last two years.
    And they have harmed millions of Australians holding the line with their selfish attitudes.

    Others who are angry and don’t try to justify what they have done or lie about the deadliness of the jab in front of others, who are now realising what has happened, and admit they got brainwashed and are coming out of it, are obviously self reflective and still are not lost and were never evil.

    I suggest to you that the likes of Notafan and a few of her mates here, are evil.
    Selfish.
    Couldn’t give a flying fuck about her nation or her fellow man and will try to twist the truth, outright lie, and continue as she has just done above, excusing the mandating of Catholics in attending Church and singing about god, for example.
    She isn’t the only one, just a very good example.

    Think about the courage of the jabbed who are presenting you with proof the jab kills.

    That’s maturity.
    That’s a sane mind.
    That is the mind of a realist, someone who isn’t burying their heads in the sand.
    An adult.
    Someone who has overcome the cognitive dissonnance, the denialism, and is starting to fight back.

    They are righting wrongs and they are fighting.

    See here’s the thing KD, while you’re fighting me and not the fuckers who poisoned you, you are still in denial.
    SAD as it is.


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  144. Heres the most blatant bit of historical rewriting you will ever read compressed into one sentence..
    Gruinaid hads an obituary for a useful idiot who was in charge of the CND in Thatchers time.
    Totally not a front group for the USSR.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/09/bruce-kent-obituary

    He argued that the Warsaw Pact countries posed little or no threat to the west, that the Soviet Union was in internal meltdown and therefore was unlikely to attack, and that deterrence could never work because it implied the willingness to strike first.

    History, since the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, has proved him right:


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  145. Yes, we do. Effectively zero. For the same reason I said yesterday, at the level of practice, mask wearing hardly ever followed acceptable protocol.

    You think you do, but don’t appear to understand the point. Do masks work if they are properly worn? The point isn’t if we’re wearing them properly or not so stop steering the point to some other area that isn’t being debated. I knew my mask never worked because I rarely wore it properly and I used it for days on end. We’re talking specifically about the science of mask wearing potentially eliminating or reducing risk. We don’t know nor unable to know because it would be fucking impossible to set up an experiment to test the theory. Why is this so difficult for you to appreciate?

    If you choose to respond about the ineffective mask wearing then have that discussion with someone else as I’m not interested.


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  146. SARS-2 surges only in the winter, goes endemic after two waves, is impervious to vaccination, and has become harmless with Omicron:

    A lot of the Corona data we’re fed is essentially meaningless propaganda, and it has obscured crucial patterns. Here, I want to look at the only metric that really matters, namely excess mortality, to make some basic points about what has happened to us since 2020, and what is happening now.

    To date, the pandemicists have counted five or six waves of infection. If you ignore the case statistics, though, and look at nothing but European excess mortality, you see a totally different picture. Corona only has one deadly season a year, namely the winter, and no European country has seen more than two winter mortality spikes.

    RTWT.


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  147. Yes spot on Tom, to say Murdoch is a crusading ideologue is a lie. He’s just a capitalist.

    His sons are the crusading ideologues, particularly James.
    Directly related to this edict to all News editors in Sept 2021.


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  148. Salva, the trend I’ve noticed in tellie ads are lesbians in four wheel drive promos. Obviously there’s a market… “it’s not my cup of tea”


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  149. Cassie @ 1044

    Well because many Wentworthians have headed down in their big SUVs (most of which aren’t electric) to Perisher and Thredbo for the opening of the ski season. It’s the June long weekend…..what fun! Hooray! Who cares about elderly and poor people shivering and dying of the cold. Let them eat cake! I need to ski!

    And the irony is that the NSW ski resorts are starting the season with the highest snow depths at a Queen’s Birthday long weekend since 1968 and more snow forecast over the weekend.

    Looks like Allegra has had an immediate impact on the climate for Wentworthians! They’re too stupid to understand what a solar minimum is and its effects.


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  150. His sons are the crusading ideologues, particularly James.
    Directly related to this edict to all News editors in Sept 2021.

    Lachlan is quite rightwing. FMD, you’re delusional, Fester. It’s almost a full time job correcting your insane bullshit. James left the firm couple of years ago and has zero influence.


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  151. His sons are the crusading ideologues, particularly James.
    Directly related to this edict to all News editors in Sept 2021.

    Indeed Bruce. Many a millionaire’s child going full fascist.


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  152. You think you do, but don’t appear to understand the point. Do masks work if they are properly worn? The point isn’t if we’re wearing them properly or not so stop steering the point to some other area that isn’t being debated. I knew my mask never worked because I rarely wore it properly and I used it for days on end. We’re talking specifically about the science of mask wearing potentially eliminating or reducing risk. We don’t know nor unable to know because it would be fucking impossible to set up an experiment to test the theory. Why is this so difficult for you to appreciate?

    JC, all I’m worried about is how masks are used and justified as a matter of public policy. I appreciate your point but it is simply not relevant to whether or not mass mask wearing makes a difference. Ignoring how it is used as a matter of practice when that is all that really matters when you are trying to argue that we don’t and cannot really know because of this or that confounding factor (age, health, etc.) makes no sense.


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  153. Franxsays:
    June 10, 2022 at 10:18 am
    Bourne1879, I wonder if the counsels in the police case in the qld Supreme Court have the temerity to bring to the fore that the judges themselves have been exempt from vaccination yet are being asked to consider whether anyone else may have had a similar right.

    You are a subject of the Crown and you have no rights. If the State Government decides to confiscate (i.e. steal) your property, you have no right to compensation. If the State government decides to restrict your liberty in any way, you have no recourse. The case is all about procedureal fairness, not rights.

    This is why Morrison set up the Cabinet of State and Federal leaders, so that it could implement these policies that the Commonwealth on its own could not. See also Howard and the Kyoto protocol.


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  154. SARS-2 surges only in the winter, goes endemic after two waves, is impervious to vaccination, and has become harmless with Omicron:

    We’re currently in our apartment with our kid in isolated another part of the space because she’s tested positive for covid since Sunday. It’s basically a head cold.


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  155. Passports.
    There was a woman who called in to Nanny Neil’s yesterday literally in tears, because she was going to lose her trip to Singapore and The Maldives in two weeks.
    Then I start to smell rats.
    Through the sobs she said they had been looking forward to it for two years, and had already put it off several times.
    Wait!
    Wut?
    So you’ve been planning it for two years but didn’t think to tee up passports?
    And, if they’ve deferred “several times”, how come they are going to lose the lot this time?
    Look, no excuses for the passport office, but this woman was clearly pity-trolling, looking for a free holiday/upgrade.


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  156. His sons are the crusading ideologues, particularly James.”

    Nope…Lachlan Murdoch is most definitely NOT a crusading ideologue. Lachlan gave a speech recently at an organisation called the IPA, which last time I looked wasn’t some fashionable leftist progressive think-tank. I somehow doubt that if Lachlan was a crusading progressive ideologue he’d be giving any speeches at the notorious sinister far-right IPA.

    James is a progressive (he’s certainly married to one) and I don’t know about Elizabeth, who keeps a low profile.


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  157. It’s basically a head cold.

    Finally caught it last week – Omicron I presume – and that’s my experience, and I’m in the “at risk” category due to a coupel of chronic medical conditions inc. asthma so I was prepared for/half expecting much worse.

    Having said that, it’s reported Australia is currently leading the death toll on an adjusted for population basis, but then it’s really our first widespread winter wave – see the link to eugyppius just above.


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  158. On the bus, a young prole sitting next to me
    said the vaccine mandate was protecting me.
    “and my kids”, the cuck grinned
    “could have all have been twins
    If I hadn’t had that free vasectomy!”


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  159. JC, all I’m worried about is how masks are used and justified as a matter of public policy. I appreciate your point but it is simply not relevant to whether or not mass mask wearing makes a difference. Ignoring how it is used as a matter of practice when that is all that really matters when you are trying to argue that we don’t and cannot really know because of this or that confounding factor (age, health, etc.) makes no sense.

    Fair enough, but that wasn’t what Uncle Fester was posting. Fester reckons the science of mask says they can’t work. She has no idea if it’s scientifically true or not. She argues droplets are thinner than the spaces in masks, but that simplistically suggests all water droplets are the similar dimension. They aren’t.

    Look Dover, if other people were using masks like I was, then there was zero chance they worked. 🙂


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  160. Sancho Panzer says:
    June 10, 2022 at 10:41 am

    H B Bearsays:

    June 10, 2022 at 10:37 am

    Does anyone still use heating oil? We used to have a 200l tank in the garage growing up and it would get filled up once a year before winter.

    They suddenly became very unfashionable in the mid-70’s.

    Yep, had that in my large group house in Canberra in the mid 70s. Worked a treat, too – a large open plan living area with lots of uncovered windows, but it kept us warm. We had to fill it up two or three times each winter, though. It wasn’t exactly cheap, but it was affordable. I’d hate to be paying to heat that space today.

    In those days, thanks to the Snowy scheme, Canberra had the cheapest electricity in the country. In another huge cold bedroom, I used to leave a 2 bar radiator on all night while I slept. It cost three fifths of a poofteenth, and luckily I didn’t get burned to death in an electrical fire.

    Why have none of the big political players challenged the notion that the price of energy is a mere distraction on the road to Nirvana? What is wrong with these people?


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  161. Where are all the white women? They’ve been cancelled.

    It’s the entire advertising industry.

    In a recent spam email from a clothing retailer, 6 models – 5 non white. The single white was a tattooed freak.

    Do the advertisers think this will sell their products? Or is the advertising industry promoting the idea that there are way more non whites amongst us than there actually are?


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  162. Nope…Lachlan Murdoch is most definitely NOT a crusading ideologue. Lachlan gave a speech recently at an organisation called the IPA, which last time I looked wasn’t some fashionable leftist progressive think-tank. I somehow doubt that if Lachlan was a crusading progressive ideologue he’d be giving any speeches at the notorious sinister far-right IPA.

    James is a progressive (he’s certainly married to one) and I don’t know about Elizabeth, who keeps a low profile.

    Yes and fucking Fester needs to be placed in permanent moderation for peddling fake news bullshit like that, which appears to be all he’s doing these days.,

    People may think I’m being harsh or Fester, but the turd deserves a decent fucking whack over the ears every time he posts fake crap.

    Fake news/crap is corrosive, no matter if it’s from the left or the Right. Stamp it out!


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  163. Is Choo choo dead yet, by the way? he had more jabs than a herion addict.
    It won’t be far off by the looks of things.
    All completely unnecessary for his survival to take the jabs, and just to keep a union job while Nurses in his state standing up to Tyranny still cannot work.

    Complete shithead and a disgusting attitude from a surrendering, soft cock.
    Enemies of Western Civilisation.

    Tell me why I shouldn’t laugh at their demise.

    Really.
    Tell me why I shouldn’t laugh at their demise?
    Wow!
    Total sicko narcissistic sociopath.
    How are those Death Camps going by the way?
    And the empty shelves because truckies couldn’t get a tyre changed because wrong coloured flouro?


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  164. Covid 19 has always been the usual flus and colds that the tests can’t distiguish between anyway.
    THAT’S WHY THEY MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARED,……….read it again if you’re still brainwashed and can’t see what that basic fact means.
    Long Covid is like SADS.
    Renaming vaccine injury.


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  165. What we are seeing play out in Washington DC as we speak is unprecedented: a choreographed witchhunt by the Democratic Party against its political enemies, broadcast live from Washington DC by all three major free-to-air US TV networks and all cable news networks, except Fox News, which has refused to co-operate.

    It is astonishing because this is happening in the “land of the free” which notionally has a free press.

    It is not possible in a free country that the media could collude with a political party to smear (and eventually prosecute) party enemies.

    Unless this is arrested, the USA will become a fascist one-party state indistinguishable from communist China or Soviet Russia.


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  166. Not a good idea to let the passport expire for too long. I had an out of date one that exceeded the time limit (10 years I think) and at that point you are not able to use it as ID to get a renewal. Found myself in the position of not being able to prove I was an Australian without original naturalisation documentation that was not in my possession and sitting in a box (interstate) somewhere from the seventies. At such times it becomes apparent how maliciously unhelpful the bureaucracy can be when it wants. Despite a mass of supporting ID like banks, drivers licenses and so on it comes down to a “computer says no” followed by a blank stare and chewing of the cud while they wait for you to go away.


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  167. Really.
    Tell me why I shouldn’t laugh at their demise?
    Wow!
    Total sicko narcissistic sociopath.
    How are those Death Camps going by the way?
    And the empty shelves because truckies couldn’t get a tyre changed because wrong coloured flouro?

    Seeing you’re a self confessed Liar, I can conclude that makes me a nice bloke.

    Knowing who your enemy is, is not narcissism, shitfabrains.

    And when I laugh, heartily, I will have still not harmed them in any way as much as they have harmed others.

    #not one nanna killed.


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  168. Bruce of Newcastlesays:
    June 10, 2022 at 11:14 am
    Yes spot on Tom, to say Murdoch is a crusading ideologue is a lie. He’s just a capitalist.

    His sons are the crusading ideologues, particularly James.

    Third generation. Keith, then Rupert, now Lachlan and James.

    See also Packer, Frank, Kerry, James.


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  169. One other point about the Murdoch press

    I read

    The Oz
    WSJ
    Barrons
    NYPost

    There are frequent and numerous stories about the negative effects of renewables and the impact of western policy toward energy.


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  170. After consuming a cumulative total of a few hours of commercial TV ads, there is one standout observation:
    Where are all the white women?

    On the cross bench of the HoR. Calling for an Indigenous Voice.


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  171. On face nappies, there is overwhelming evidence that they serve no useful purpose, regardless of whether they’re worn correctly or not.

    However, what I do find absolutely unacceptable is that people were compelled to wear them in the first place. I have always regarded them as a physical assault on my person by the state and the simple fact is no stupid stinking political fascist imbecile ever had any right to force people to wear the f*cking useless ridiculous things. There’s still a face nappie mandate in place on public transport in Sydney, FFS.

    Forcing people to wear face nappies was never about “science” and it was never about “safety”. It was solely about the twin concepts of humiliation and control of the populace.

    Anyone who hasn’t yet realised that simple fact is an irredeemable idiot.


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  172. I don’t mind seeing dusky bintage on telly ads.
    And I’ve got no problem with the ethnics being purdy and skinny, and surrounded by the trappings of capitalism, cars and gadgets, ostentatious hair and jewelry, at leisure on all locations from wild seascapes to squeaky clean servos.
    But it is alarming how all- and I mean ALL- of the European looking men are overweight, unshaven, slobby and stupid.


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  173. Tom

    Unless this is arrested, the USA will become a fascist one-party state indistinguishable from communist China or Soviet Russia and a separate democratic state where individual freedom thrives.

    There will be a split if the DemonRats continue on their current path, hopefully a peaceful split.


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