Open Thread – Tues 7 June 2022


The Women of Algiers in their Apartment, Eugene Delacroix, 1834

1,915 responses to “Open Thread – Tues 7 June 2022”

  1. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Real Deal at 1:17

    Whether you answer JC, Sanchez or anyone else is your business of course, but I think it is fair to say that the Bible gives us no mandate for that. Appreciate much of what you say Bruce, but was a little puzzled by that.

    Here’s the thing.
    BoN didn’t want to directly call out Indolent’s bullshit links about injected metals replicating in the human body. He first went for a distraction squirrel with some complete irrelevant gibberish which sounded sciency but was totally unrelated to the subject at hand.
    Having had considerable experience dealing with “subject matter experts” who revert to jargon under pressure I pursued it. At this point BoN chose to hide behind The Big Red Book.
    The only possible Biblical justification might be found in the Book of Ruth, 4:12:-

    “And St Ruth came among them and said unto them, ‘Do not be afraid. Thou needst not answer the questions put to thou. For they are nothing but evil fuckers and traitorous c…ts’. And so it came to pass that no question was answered”.

  2. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    May not be a verbatim Biblical quote.

  3. Old bloke Avatar
    Old bloke

    JC says:
    June 10, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Oh Okay, but I don’t think he was fighting there. In fact there was a pic of the dude on skis, which is funny if you keep in mind where he was from. North Western Victoria. Am I right though in suggesting the region was a staging post to mass troops and then move them where they were needed?

    Yes, there was a large staging post in Israel where the Australian troop gathered prior to the North Africa campaign.

    Your father in law (have I got the relationship right?) was most likely in the Australian ski troops who trained in Lebanon. They were a versatile lot, trained to fight in deserts, snow and jungles.

    Australian ski troops in Lebanon.

  4. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    Old blokesays:
    June 10, 2022 at 1:45 pm…I never knew that the french foreign legion were allies of the axis. ty.

    The Foreign Legion split after France fell some units went with the allies (free French) others joined the Vichy French forces ..
    At the outbreak of WW2 approx 80% of Legion NCOs were German ….. the French embarked on a recruiting campaign to replace them and raised 9 regiments from anti Nazi countries .. by the fall of France 70% of the Legion was loyal to the Free French (De Gaulle) …

  5. Winston Smith Avatar

    Local Oaf:

    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.

    One way to tell a fanatic:

    You can’t change the subject, and they can’t change their minds.

  6. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    I never knew that the french foreign legion were allies of the axis

    Sir Roden Cutler V.C. was awarded the V.C. for courageous actions under fire against the Foreign Legion.

  7. Jorge Avatar
    Jorge

    Can this be correct ? Some 830 take offs and landings from Sydney today. Similar for Melbourne.

  8. Kneel Avatar
    Kneel

    Struth:”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,….”

    You can tie that high horse up over there –>

    Talk about not respecting their countrymen, here’s the man who did NOTHING (by his own admission) to attempt to stop any further such assaults on our freedoms, and even suggested that those who got jabbed, no matter how reluctantly, were not worthy of standing next to him.

    That anyone who didn’t have the resources to wait the authoritarians out like he did, was scum.

    What a brave patriot! Should be more like that, willing to do nothing at all.

    What a man of the people, such a “let them eat cake” attitude, who could fail to love him?

    Such a man of compassion, with his “I managed, but I had to give up my 16ft boat – sob! Poor lil old me!”, who could fail to support him in his hour of need, when he becomes stricken by boat-less-ness?

    Clearly, such a better man than anyone else here – would you even dare to call anyone else a man after such a display of manly compassion and with such a community minded attitude? It boggles the mind that you would dare to even try!

    All heil St Ruth – a true king among men, who we should all look up to with awe and gratitude that he deigns to mix with the plebs on such a blog as this. I am truly humbled, and beg your forgiveness for ever doubting your pronouncements from on high.

  9. Perth Trader Avatar
    Perth Trader

    shatterzzzsays:
    June 10, 2022 at 2:32 pm…I understand now why Indo China was a walkover for the Japs. My guess is Indo China was mostly Vichy.

  10. Lysander Avatar
    Lysander

    Jorge, according to wikipedia, Sydney airport (in 2017) had around 950 “aircraft movements” per day.

    Not sure if that is both landings and takeoffs, taking the plan out for a run on the tarmac or doing doughnuts…

  11. Megan Avatar
    Megan

    Am I right though in suggesting the region was a staging post to mass troops and then move them where they were needed?

    Yes. My Dad was stationed in Egypt and Palestine before being sent to El Alamein. He was a Bren Gun Carrier driver and as far as I know, did not ever put on skis. I have photos of him climbing the pyramids, horse riding in the desert and camel parades. It was his stories of visiting Jerusalem that inspired me to go to Israel.

    I still have a little blue booklet he brought home with him “Learn Arabic for One Shilling”.

  12. Jorge Avatar
    Jorge

    Mine tinkit ‘mazin’, Lysander.

  13. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    There are various interpretations of Titus 3:10 which BoN relies upon.
    Some talk about “divisive people” but most couch this in terms of “heretics” or “false doctrine”, as in the following example:-

    Have nothing to do with people who continue to teach false doctrine after you have warned them once or twice.

    Not sure how questioning batshit crazy stuff lifted from the dark corners of the web qualifies as “heresy” or “false doctrine”.
    In fact, I would have thought that spouting “metals replicate in the human body to the point where they set off airport security scanners” might fall squarely within the bounds of “false doctrine”.
    At least for an (alleged) scientist.

  14. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    To be clear, I don’t think the “divisive people” in Titus 3:10 was directed at people who persistently argue about the merits of pineapple on pizza, or otherwise.

  15. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Matthew 21:12:

    And Ruth went into the temple of Faulty, and cast out all them that worked and drove trucks in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the shallow cock smokers, and the seats of them that went on cruises; And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of fighting; but ye have made it a den of sick denialism.

  16. Perth Trader Avatar
    Perth Trader

    HAHAHA…I love the wit of catallaxy chatters.

  17. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    H B Bearsays:

    June 10, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Gillon McPolo-Pony examines his navel to find out why no one is going to the footy

    He doesn’t think $9 beers, $7 pies, a new SJW cause every week and random 50 metre penalties are in the top ten.

  18. Barking Toad Avatar
    Barking Toad

    He doesn’t think $9 beers, $7 pies, a new SJW cause every week and random 50 metre penalties are in the top ten.

    Nailed it Sancho.

  19. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    He doesn’t think $9 beers, $7 pies, a new SJW cause every week and random 50 metre penalties are in the top ten.

    The gender diverse focus group didn’t raise them.

  20. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    JCsays:
    June 10, 2022 at 1:52 pm
    Old Bloke

    Oh Okay, but I don’t think he was fighting there. In fact there was a pic of the dude on skis, which is funny if you keep in mind where he was from. North Western Victoria. Am I right though in suggesting the region was a staging post to mass troops and then move them where they were needed?

    Australian troops were garrisoned there in late 1941, after the North Africa, Greece, Crete and Lebanon campaigns, in case the Germans either came through or allied with Turkey. Some were trained as ski troops in case of a winter campaign in the mountains. The next mountains many of them saw were along the Kokoda Track.

  21. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    Satellite Images Show China’s Military Expansion on Land and at Sea | WSJ
    China is building missile launch sites in deserts and adding an aircraft carrier to its naval fleet. WSJ spoke to military experts and analyzed satellite images to reveal Beijing’s pursuit of becoming a global military power that can take on the U.S. and its allies.

  22. local oaf Avatar
    local oaf

    Just imagine elected officials of the federal US government inciting a mob to riot outside where public officials are housed, chanting that they want to hang one in particular, to achieve their seditious aims of overthrowing the democratic system. I imagine if that ever happened, you lot would condemn those politicians in the strongest possible terms.

    What, like these? https://thefederalist.com/2022/01/07/8-times-left-wing-protesters-broke-into-government-buildings-and-assaulted-democracy/

  23. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    H B Bearsays:
    June 10, 2022 at 2:04 pm
    You should probably turn on CNN, Tim N. You might learn something.

    Bwahahahahaaaa. Have we reached peak mUnty?

    There is no such thing as peak m0nty-fa. Stupidity is the only limitless resource on Earth.

  24. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Old blokesays:
    June 10, 2022 at 2:21 pm
    Perth Trader says:
    June 10, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    June 10, 2022 at 1:45 pm…I never knew that the french foreign legion were allies of the axis. ty.

    They were allies indirectly, they were under the control of the Vichy French Government.

    Others fought with the British forces. The 13th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion was over-run by the Afrika Korps at Bir Hakeim, south of Tobruk, in June 1942.

  25. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    Sanchez at 2:29pm.

    My missus, who cares little for internet forums will have that read to her tonight. I think she’ll laugh at that.
    BTW Ruth was from Moab. Moab were a neighbouring nation to Israel. They were in the hills and often assailed Israel by attacking down those hills using chariots.
    Because the chariots were large and needed stopping power, the Moabites were the first to invent air brakes.

  26. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Another episode of Matthew has dropped.
    Chapter 14 verses 15-20

    15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

    16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

    17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

    18 Jesus turned to St Ruth and said, “Can you not catch us more fish so we can feed the people”. St Ruth did not reply. “What troubles you my son?” Jesus asked.

    19. “I had to sell me boat” St Ruth replied. “I really loved that boat. Sixteen footer with twin Mercs. Jesus …”
    “Yes my son” said Jesus.
    “Nothing. I was just blaspheming about the boat” replied St Ruth.

    20. Jesus lifted his eyes to the heavens (it wasn’t an eye-roll, I swear) and said unto them, “Here we fuckin’ goeth again. If I want anything done, I’ll have to do it my fuckin’ self”

  27. Dot Avatar

    m0ntysays:
    June 10, 2022 at 1:05 pm
    You should probably turn on CNN, Tim N. You might learn something

    This is the funniest comment ever written on any evolution of Catallaxy Files.

    monty

    I hope to see you performing at the Comedy Festival. JC and I need to be in the front row, or up in a balcony seat ala Statler & Waldorf.

  28. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    shatterzzz

    The Foreign Legion split after France fell some units went with the allies (free French) others joined the Vichy French forces ..
    At the outbreak of WW2 approx 80% of Legion NCOs were German ….. the French embarked on a recruiting campaign to replace them and raised 9 regiments from anti Nazi countries

    A lot of the Germans had fled Hitler’s regime. The Frogs hid many of them from the Germans in lonely outposts out in the Algerian and Moroccan hinterland.

    Fun Fact: When there was a possibility he might be captured in Crete, the Australian Major General Cullen ( a Lieutenant Colonel at the time) had his name quietly changed by the Army from Cohen to Cullen.

  29. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Debunked.
    I note it is being freely used as a synonym for “denied” in the popular press.
    “Mr Albanese debunked the claim that energy prices might rise by 25% next year”.
    Firstly, “debunked” can only be used where a matter of fact has been claimed and has been demonstrably proven incorrect.
    It cannot be used in matters of opinion or subjectivity or for forecasts and predictions.

  30. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    In fact air brakes on trucks were invented by a German former tank engineer, Dr Manfred Koch.
    Lots of trial and error on German autobahns and using trucks on Swiss mountain roads. Dr Koch’s airbrakes often failed with disastrous consequences for the post-war trucking industry. The airbrakes on trucks caught fire so often that drivers derisively referred to them as “Koch Smokers”.

  31. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Sancho – I suggest you read my comment to Gabor earlier. I didn’t reply not because it was your question and not because of the content of the question, and not because of what my answer would be, but because of how the question was raised initially. And not by you. I tried to answer sideways to get around that, but you didn’t like that and didn’t get any of the hints. I would not be saying this except that I think Gabor got the impression all this stuff applied to him. Not at all. Nor to you. Not the slightest. However I have to keep to a position of conscience arrived at with a lot of thought. Sorry if you took it the wrong way, nothing was intended in your direction at all. I really wanted someone else to answer your questions because I can but not without going against my own conscience. It sucks.

  32. Vicki Avatar
    Vicki

    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?

    I understand what you are saying, JC. I was hanging on every word of the medical technocracy for the best part of 2020. When I heard of the first case of Covid in Oz (brought in by a Chinese tourist to Surfers, as I recall) I was so distressed I walked the 1km to our gate & then back, weeping. By that stage I had been watching the twitter feed of an ICU nurse in Northern Italy, and it was DIRE. I now realise this was because of the aged population amongst the very ill, together with poor PPE of staff and viral overload. I will be frank – I couldn’t wait for the vaccines to arrive!!!

    But man, after the vaccines did arrive, and people started dying – surely it would cause concern???? The first death, in fact, was the 50 year old mother (fit & a regular gym goer) of a friend of my grandson. She died in her sleep of a brain haemorrhage. It was that event – & a serious blood clotting issue of a nurse on the Central Coast very soon after – that I began my research.

    And let us be very clear – there was AMPLE evidence from eminent practitioners that the program was rushed without the correct protocol for vaccine release. For goodness sake, one of the Australian dissenters is (or was) on the TGA & is a respected Professor of Immunology! The names of the OS dissenters I gave this morning hardly touch the thousands of doctors and scientists who signed the Great Barrington Declaration.

  33. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Real Deal.
    We may have a laugh about these things, but the narrow interpretation of religious texts out of context and the blind observance of those interpretations is dangerous.
    Of course, there is the obvious example of the Taliban.
    But I also just watched “Prey and Obey” about an offshoot of the Church of Jesus Christ of The Latter Day Saints run by Warren Jeffs in the US.
    Eventually we got to “It is God’s will that I roger this 12 year old in front of my other 46 wives”.
    Over 40 years Jeffs and his father took a fairly orthodox strict religious community to a place where child abuse and vicious excommunication of people from their families was “God’s Will”.

  34. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    My personal favourite, and from Pulp Fiction – Ezekiel 25:17. Say it like Sam Jackson does in the film:

    The path of the tour bus driver is beset on all sides
    By the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men
    Blessed is he who, in the name of other people’s achievements
    Shepherds the white through the valley of Indians
    For he is truly a real Australian, and the eater of good schnitzels
    And I will strike down upon thee
    With great vengeance and furious anger
    Those who attempt to buy and then sell my boat
    And you will know my name is St. Ruth
    When I lay my vengeance upon thee

  35. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Koch Smokers

    Superb.

  36. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    I really wanted someone else to answer your questions because I can but not without going against my own conscience. It sucks.

    No it doesn’t.
    You decided you didn’t want to call out the bat-shit crazy dark web bullshit posted by Indolent and found a tenuous link to a Bible verse to back it up.
    And don’t dispute this.
    It is a strict teaching of The Church of The Latter Day Panzers.
    Changing my mind on this would be Haram and condemn me to eternal damnation, in a shared room with no Netflix.

  37. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Dover.
    I think we need a dedicated fake Bible quotes thread.

  38. Vicki Avatar
    Vicki

    A good article in Brownstone Institute which discusses the effect of the loss of trust in government (in the USA) over the last two years:

    https://brownstone.org/articles/the-mass-betrayal-of-trust/

  39. P Avatar
    P

    BoN, here is a short vid I send to you. Don’t be put off because of its catholicity.

  40. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    I agree SP,
    I’m fairly conservative of Bible stuff myself, but have seen lots of “God’s will” stuff in the decades since my teenage church youth groups and many of years in Churches all over the place

    “It’s God’s will that I pursue this girl, God’s will that I have this BMW station wagon with V8 engined Ski boat and so on. I’ve probably practised a bit of divine self justification myself on occasion. Context is always important with Bible stuff. What did it mean to the readers back then? How do we understand today. Authorial intent is always important whether it’s Scripture, the Australian Constitution or the US Constitution. Words have meaning.

  41. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Vickisays:
    June 10, 2022 at 9:42 am

    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.

    This can only be referring to Struth and bundy. You me and others have not. Why is that?

    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.

    Yes indeed and they have chance to influence policy to prevent such things happening again.

    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.

    Interesting. I see it the same was as free speech ” I disagree with why you are doing it but defefend your right to do it” Pitty some clown started to sceeching “whores of socialism” and other bile otherwise it could have been a constructive discussion.

    Thanks for your honesty but are you open about this contempt in personal interactions (off and online)?

  42. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    I really am bemused by this. Titus 3:9-10 is just one facet of a principle that is right through the New Testament. Related passages include Mt 17:15-17, Mt 5:44, Mt 5:38-39 and 1 Cor 6:6-7. They’re just from the top of my head with a bit of help from the concordance in the back of my old NIV. I’m sure someone more knowledgeable could prepare a whole study on the essence of it principle, I’m a pew warmer not a theologian.

  43. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    Forget about cocksmokers, they are so last week. The new thing is botsmokers.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-06-10/robotic-finger-wrapped-with-living-human-skin-by-scientists/101129954

  44. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    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?

    The “medical establishment” (if could be dignified with such a term) listened to at the time by politicians, bureaucrats and the meeja were the fear mongers, who were 100% wrong (see Perfesser Pantsdown in the ol’ Dart for example). Any dissenting voices, i.e. “it’s nothing like the Spanish flu” were howled down, sidelined and derided.

    From the moment I first heard of bat flu it was obvious it was being beaten up by the various parties named above into something it wasn’t, especially by those screeching dishonest dunderheads in the braindead lamestream meeja.

    The first most shocking and infuriating moment for me was when that utter failure, spineless jellyfish and total knobhead Morristeen announced the first of the schlockdowns in March 2020, aping the response of those ridiculous totalitarian communist crackheads in bloody china. “Two weeks to flatten the curve”, yeah right.

    The janitors’ union probably would have had a better handle on the likely outcome of events, had anyone bothered to consult them.

  45. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    Perth Tradersays:
    June 10, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    Vichy handed over control of French Indochina for “safekeeping” to the Japanese.

    Much the same way certain café owners hand over sums of money to the Mafia for “safekeeping”.

    Sort of insurance against bad thing happening/misunderstandings/savage, brutal murder….

  46. calli Avatar
    calli

    I agree with you BoN. But there is no point arguing the matter. It only leads to more contempt.

    Let them go at it. They clearly enjoy it.

  47. dover0beach Avatar

    I read the other day their car assembly plants are closed because they’re unable to access parts.

    I think RUS might have more pressing things to manufacture than cars atm.

  48. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    Munty learnt everything he knows from CNN and still hasn’t figured out why he knows nothing.

  49. Dot Avatar

    https://shanisilver.medium.com/start-blaming-single-men-right-now-ed732ade0ec1

    As a society of single people, we are not dating. This not dating. This is operating a convenience store of things men like receiving from women, all in travel sized portions. The sex of course, but we’re all adults here and we know that casual, consensual sex can have its purpose. We know you’re trying to fuck us after the second date (or sooner), you’re not “charming” our pants off, we’re actually just listening to you talk and drinking negronis for a length of time that feels comfortable to us before we fuck you, and we know that once that happens we’ll never hear from you again. Sometimes, we actually count on that. But you don’t stop at sex, you don’t keep that silent contract limited to terms. You want emotional intimacy, but only in small bites. You want the comfort of connection, but only for a minute. You want someone to entertain you with text messages, someone to flirt with because that’s the fun part. You want to dip your toe into the idea of a relationship but as soon things start to feel real, you know…because you put forth effort into acquiring those things from a single woman who desires a real relationship and can’t tell the difference between a man who actually wants one and a man who is just playing with his toys because y’all have gotten really fucking good at lying and we don’t want to move through life never trusting another human soul because you will not steal our humanity from us—once the thing your behavior naturally leads to starts to happen, you crumple up the wrapper and throw it away. Then you move one aisle over and start again.

    Maybe you are attracted to women.

    “Having consensual premarital sex that doesn’t work out steals our humanity!”

    If you equate men to being parasitic then you either don’t like men or choose the wrong man, every time – but can never accept any responsibility.

    Always the victim.

    Always!

  50. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    Am I right though in suggesting the region was a staging post to mass troops and then move them where they were needed?

    It’s stands to reason to that Aussie troops did assemble in the Palestine for the advance into Syria.
    Others were in Alexandria Egypt for the push into Libya against the Italians and then unfortunately sent to Greece and Crete.

  51. Dot Avatar

    Thanks for your honesty but are you open about this contempt in personal interactions (off and online)?

    Yes.

    I just need your bank details, Tinder username and Team Viewer, Sir, to fix your Telstra NBN.

  52. calli Avatar
    calli

    Then you move one aisle over and start again.

    Smart man.

  53. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    P – Thanks for that! He’s saying something I’ve long felt. The comment about the law is fun since that isn’t a very popular idea! Yet when I was a kid in school we were taught about the marvelous invention of law by Hammurabi, which obviously stuck since I still remember. These days the 10 commandments have gone right out of style, and Cecil B. de Mille would likely have no chance of getting a movie up on their story.

    (Btw my mum is Catholic, we get on famously – had a good chat on the phone yesterday, but that was about birds and cats and whatnot, not biblical stuff.)

  54. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    Did the 16 foot Hartley come with a road rager and eaton diff. I’ll be pissed off if it did and missed out. The twin mercruisers might have been ok.

  55. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Nobody takes the parable of the cocksmokers literally.

  56. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Aussie troops did assemble in the Palestine for the advance into Syria

    For those interested Long’s official history of the campaign is downloadable in PDF from the War Memorial website.

    See chapters 15 through 26. Unfortunately you have to download each chapter separately, but the story is excellent and fascinating. The Foreign Legion units who the Aussies fought against are identified. Tough fighters.

  57. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    rosie says:
    June 10, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    A two-year-old Queensland boy has died with influenza A, currently the dominant flu strain across Australia.

    This year is shaping up as a bad flu season.

    From mid-April 2022, the weekly number of notifications of laboratory-confirmed influenza reported in Australia has exceeded the 5 year average.

    Kids and young adults are most at risk.

  58. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    H B Bearsays:

    June 10, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    Nobody takes the parable of the cocksmokers literally.

    Blessed are the cocksmokers for they shall … what the? …surely not?

  59. dover0beach Avatar

    Libs of TikTok
    @libsoftiktok
    This is a preschool teacher flipping off parents who are upset about celebrating pride in the classroom

    Remember, they just wanted to be left alone. The political strategy of just caving to liberals over X, Y, or Z so long as they just left you alone (they never do and then pretending that whatever was conceded never really mattered anyway) has been a disaster.

  60. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    I really am bemused by this. Titus 3:9-10 is just one facet of a principle that is right through the New Testament. Related passages include Mt 17:15-17, Mt 5:44, Mt 5:38-39 and 1 Cor 6:6-7. They’re just from the top of my head with a bit of help from the concordance in the back of my old NIV. I’m sure someone more knowledgeable could prepare a whole study on the essence of it principle, I’m a pew warmer not a theologian.

    Bruce, maybe I missed how this all started but can you explain what principle you mean?
    I understand you used Titus 3 to justify silence about an earlier question but how do those passages you link to help with what you mean? I’m not a theologian in the strictest sense, but I have spent a good part of my adult life trying to understand and explain the Bible to others. I get Calli’s earlier comment about contempt (I presume that is about the parody bible quotes). However I’m still puzzled when on a forum a poster can use the Bible to justify not giving an answer to people on a public forum. The Cat is not the same as a local church family. St Paul was about earnestly contending for the faith, Peter was all about giving everyone an answer for our hope. The Bible isn’t mean to be closed unless God closes someone’s mind. We are not Gnostics with secret knowledge just for us.

  61. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    Sorry, I need a few paragraph spaces above. Not easy to read.

  62. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    The winter Flu/cold is getting around.
    The flu shot is not helping according to local sufferers.

  63. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    callisays:

    June 10, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    I agree with you BoN. But there is no point arguing the matter.

    I would argue that no good can come of allowing blatant scaremongering bullshit from “trusted sources on the innernet” to go unchallenged either.
    People claiming to be sciency types have a … (ahem) … civic duty to debunk them.
    There.
    Two words of the day in one sentence.

  64. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Real Dealsays:

    June 10, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    Sorry, I need a few paragraph spaces above. Not easy to read.

    Numbered verses might help perhaps?

  65. Zyconoclast Avatar
    Zyconoclast

    I think RUS might have more pressing things to manufacture than cars atm.

    These are all the automakers that have pulled out Russian operations

  66. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    Numbered verses might help perhaps?

    I suppose. Will take a while to post though. Who was it who used to have huge blocky posts without paragraphs? “None”?

  67. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Who was it who used to have huge blocky posts without paragraphs?

    USRR, leavened with much bolding and italics.

  68. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Who was it who used to have huge blocky posts without paragraphs? “None”?

    ####!!!####!#!#####!

  69. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Historic Treaty Authority agreement signed in Victoria
    Alexandra Middleton
    ALEXANDRA MIDDLETON

    A nation leading agreement to establish a First Nations Treaty Authority has been announced in Victoria.

    A Bill introduced to Parliament on June 7 will establish the Treaty Authority as an “independent umpire” – separate from government.

    The Treaty Authority will be comprised of First Nations people and give the necessary legal powers to facilitate negotiations between the government and Aboriginal Victorians, and resolve disputes between parties.

    The Premier said the Treaty Authority will change the shape of Victoria’s cultural landscape, adding that ceremoniously signing the agreement on Friday was an “important step” of establishing the independent institution.

    “As the Uluru Statement from the Heart tells us, the only way future generations can flourish is when Aboriginal people have power over their own destiny – Treaty will help us achieve this,” Mr Andrews said.

    Ms Williams said Treaty was “about doing things differently”.

    “Together with the First Peoples’ Assembly, we are establishing an independent Treaty Authority with the ability to deliver an innovative approach to Treaty negotiations based on Aboriginal lore, law and cultural authority.”

    When the Bill was first introduced to Parliament on Tuesday, First Peoples’ Assembly Co-Chair Marcus Stewart said: “The Government is relinquishing some of its control and power and together we are creating new institutions that will be guided by Aboriginal lore, law and cultural authority that has been practiced on these lands for countless generations.”

    First, define who is Aboriginal.

  70. calli Avatar
    calli

    Read Deal, there’s a principle involved in all those passages, which could be titled “How to Deal With Difficult People and Not Sin”.

    Note it’s “people” not “questions”.

    The Titus one is part of a slew of passages on the subject. Not returning evil for evil, blessing and not cursing, and the big one – remaining silent in the face of ridicule. For the last, we have an excellent example.

    If your good name or reputation is impugned eg. you’re called a liar for instance, you can defend yourself. If it’s persistent, the only option is to absent yourself from the conversation. On line, it’s really just ignoring the stuff and getting on with things.

    I can only speak for myself, not others. In this, as in many things Biblical, Christians will argue the finer points.

  71. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    Over at Quadrant:

    The past is a good teacher for those prepared to learn. As a new round of talk concerning an Aboriginal “Voice” to Canberra warms up, here are 10 fundamental rules and warnings history can tell us about the Voice even before the referendum has been called.

    Link

  72. calli Avatar
    calli

    Uh oh.

    I used both bold and italics in the same post.

    No UPPERCASE, but. 😀

  73. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Real Deal – I can’t talk about it sorry. Maybe the noun “approach” would’ve been better than principle. I’m never very good at editing.

  74. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    “The Government is relinquishing some of its control and power and together we are creating new institutions that will be guided by Aboriginal lore, law and cultural authority that has been practiced on these lands for countless generations.”

    “Its”. Classic fascist mentality. Yes, in legal theory government is conducted in the name of the Queen’s representative, but when the government say it’s relinquishing some of “its” power it really means it is relinquishing rights of non-Aboriginal citizens exercisable through the universal secret ballot.

  75. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Test

    tYranNy

  76. Wally Dalí Avatar
    Wally Dalí

    KD, are you trolling calli?
    gRoW uP chIlDrEn!!!

  77. Luzu Avatar

    Does anybody else see the two Britons and one Morrocan sentenced to death today in the Donetsk People’s Republic as bargaining chips?

    They fought for the Ukrainians and were captured. They have been sentenced to death by firing squad. So what now?

    Either there is an outcry in their home countries that somebody must ‘do something’ or the Russians use them to get a few concessions: If you don’t want your citizens shot, lean on Zelensky for negotiations.

    If they follow through and execute them, I am sure the flow of volunteers into Ukraine will dry up pretty smartly.

    I feel the West is playing games with people who have seen it all.

  78. calli Avatar
    calli

    Chuckle. At least I know the rules of Capital Placement.

    Random capitals oFendS mY senSe of ordeR. Adding randoM boLd and iTalicS gives me visual vertigo.

  79. Bluey Avatar
    Bluey

    dover0beachsays:
    June 10, 2022 at 3:52 pm
    I read the other day their car assembly plants are closed because they’re unable to access parts.

    I think RUS might have more pressing things to manufacture than cars atm.

    Pretty sure the machinery to make stuff wouldn’t have left. Also pretty sure China would supply knock offs of anything they’re missing.
    Germany might find it a bit harder to replace the energy sources.

  80. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Does anybody else see the two Britons and one Morrocan sentenced to death today in the Donetsk People’s Republic as bargaining chips?

    It’s also against the Geneva Convention, but no one in the Ukraine situation seems much interested in that particular treaty. I don’t like the chances of the surrendered Mariupol garrison. Apparently they’ve been taken further into Russia earlier this week.

  81. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    Liz Cheney:

    “Over multiple months, Donald Trump oversaw and coordinated a sophisticated 7-part plan to overturn the presidential election and prevent the transfer of presidential power.”

    The Sophisticated Plan.

    Two key Democrat objectives:

    1) Trump charged with something criminal and sufficiently complicated that he will be tied up in lawfare from Midterms to end 2024;

    2) Electoral fraud in 2020 will never be spoken of again in public.

    Liz Cheney: losing Wyoming.

  82. Barry Avatar
    Barry

    I find that wearing a mask causes me to ogle ladies breasts much more as I walk past them in the street.

    I can’t decide if it’s
    1) my unconscious brain thinking that, because I’m wearing a mask, others can’t see what my eyes are looking at.
    Or
    2) the anonymity of wearing a mask gives my unconscious brain permission to perform socially unacceptable acts.

    Whichever it is, it’s a very strong urge that I have to concentrate hard to resist. Only happens with a mask on.

  83. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    If calli is around I am sure she will share my indignation at this piece of horticultural nonsense:

    Cacti flower in the dark to attract night-flying insects that act as pollinators, and the flowers only last a day to conserve water so the plants can survive in arid conditions.

    Nonsense. Many of them last for a week or more, and some of them close at night and open when the sun hits them in the morning.

    It’s not a big deal in the wider scheme of things, but just goes to show that dewy-eyed graduates who believe anything they are told are not journalists.

    Once upon a time TheirABC had gardening experts – now they have a giant Rolodex of ‘experts’ in the basement who will support this week’s leftist themes on any subject that doesn’t require factual knowledge.

  84. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    The way I see it Bon is a nerd(no offence). Nerds like to nerdle it’s what they do regardless of context. Sometime times like when your trying to expose a garage nasty and a historical event is raised the the hunt gets derailed. The prey is saved by the nerdling. Frustrating but not nefarious.

  85. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    I think RUS might have more pressing things to manufacture than cars atm.

    Pretty sure the machinery to make stuff wouldn’t have left.

    It’s already been sorted. Renault sold their shares to the city of Moscow for one ruble, and it will be rebadged with the old Moskvitch label. I don’t know about other car manufacturers but you’d expect something similar.

  86. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “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.”

    The MSM in 2022, minus a few exceptions, is the enemy of the people. The days of fearless independent, unbiased, quality journalism are gonski. A politically biased and contaminated media, in conjunction with social media sewers, is polluting public discourse and contributing directly to the fracturing of western democracies. It’s no different here. Just look at how the ABC behaves. It doesn’t even hide its biases. And yet successive Liberal governments did nothing to rein it in, and earlier this year the Morrison government threw even more money at it.

    Here in Teal land, a meme went around before the election about how Morrison took the Liberal Party “to the extreme right”. I heard this nonsense from several people and I wrote about those exchanges here. It was one of the lines spruiked by Teal scum and their various spruikers. I know, I know, the thought of the Morrison government as “really right-wing” is laughable, the Morrison government was probably the most blancmange Liberal government ever, and that’s saying something. I doubt that even Malcolm the Most Miserable would have set up the “National Cabinet”, his ego would have prevented him from doing so. I’ve been thinking about where this nonsense came from and it’s clear that people who still watch the ABC, other free to air television, who watch garbage like The Dumb and The Project, who still read the SMH, The Age and the Malcolm Guardian, are absorbing these lies and they really, truly believe it.

    We get some balance from The Oz and other Murdoch papers and from Sky, which is why the left smear such news sources as “far-right” and are desperate to shut down and silence News Corporation. But for those who don’t read or watch these sources, particularly in Teal electorates such as mine, they believe that the Morrison government was far-right.

  87. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Barry, I’d wager it’s the latter, but then I don’t need to be wearing a face nappie to experience “the urge to oggle” – which is resisted every time*, of course.

    *Yeah, OK, in about 91.3% of instances. Some boozies are just too spectacular not to be oggled. If that makes me a bad person, then so be it.

  88. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    3) the mask makes you think you are a boob looking for a set.

  89. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    I find that wearing a mask causes me to ogle ladies breasts much more as I walk past them in the street.

    Barry: This is a well documented symptom of CO2 poisoning.

    No need to thank me.

  90. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    TheirABC had gardening experts

    The horticultural greek beardo now has a guest spot on chiple j, Wednesdays between 11:00am to midday.

    That’ll educate the yoof in matters botanical.

  91. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    I find that wearing a mask causes me to ogle ladies breasts much more as I walk past them in the street.

    Masks also help cover the tongue hanging out side effect of ogling.

  92. calli Avatar
    calli

    I’m lurking, joh. Yes, it’s generalising bull.

    Some cacti spp. flower at night for that reason – their pollinators are bats or moths or other nocturnal creatures.

    Others flower in the daytime for the same reason – they are adapted to do so to attract pollinators. Some flowers live only for a few hours, others persist for several days. Some like shade, others full sun.

    They are an amazing diverse plant family and widespread over many environments.

  93. Winston Smith Avatar

    Slim Cognito:

    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.

    Stalin knew what he was doing too.
    He just didn’t tell the Kulaks.

  94. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    Random capitals oFendS mY senSe of ordeR. Adding randoM boLd and iTalicS gives me visual vertigo

    .

    The problem is that modern unedumacated retards don’t know what proper nouns are, so they just default to lower case.

    Acronyms in common use are now lower case – laser, Nazi, etc. suits the undedumacated.

    Nazi is now a proper noun, not an acronym – what a joke – that’s where errors creep in and things lose meaning.

    The sloppiness/laziness probably crept in via social meeja apps, where they just fling off a quick string of text and to Hell with grammar, spelling and punctuation.

    So, a Grammar NAZI is now a grammar Nazi.

    Highlighting said text and toggling (Shift + F3) in most MS apps will toggle through capitalisation, lowercase and uppercase for Pro writers.

  95. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    The days of fearless independent, unbiased, quality journalism are gonski.

    My two cents, those days never existed. The optimal solution is to have the press consist of competing factions of psychopaths rather than one great monolithic ideological entity devoid of scruples. At least that way there is some accountability from each side, when the blowtorch is turned their way.

  96. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    Whichever it is, it’s a very strong urge that I have to concentrate hard to resist. Only happens with a mask on.

    Or
    3. Because you are being virtuous in one area,ie mask wearing, your brain gives you licence to be not virtuous in others, ie oggling.

  97. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    I know, I know, the thought of the Morrison government as “really right-wing” is laughable

    Cassie – these people regard the New York Times as a centre-right newspaper.

    What’s the Matter with the New York Times? | Power Line (9 Jun)

    Quite amazing.

  98. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Some bloke this morning reckoned he found out his dentist was a Flamer?

  99. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    I find that wearing a mask causes me to ogle ladies breasts much more as I walk past them in the street.

    I find it enhances the fine bone structure of the faces of middle eastern and east asian women (all lowercase for the lowercase fags).

    Just showing the eyes may even help old white blokes, although people like Uncle Roger say they don’t trust old white guys without crows feet as they likely don’t smile much – I’ve found that asians put much in the shape of peoples faces vs their character – I do a little myself, someone with a squashed head like its been between bookends are usually weasels IME (ime?).

  100. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Who sacked their dentist?
    How long were they a patient & happy with them before they found out about their sexuality & then sacked them?
    Free country but odd.

  101. Zyconoclast Avatar
    Zyconoclast

    What, they were dead?

    The NSW government is to make its single biggest investment in renewable energy infrastructure, committing $1.2 billion to fast-track critical transmission projects to deliver cheaper and more reliable power.

    The record funding, to be included in this month’s budget, will be spent on a financing facility to underwrite the construction of transmission infrastructure, critical for bringing the state’s renewable energy zones to life.

  102. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    feelthebernsays:
    June 10, 2022 at 5:28 pm
    Who sacked their dentist?

    Which meaning of “sacked” are you using?

  103. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Looks like Millie Small died in 2020.
    Definitely not from a Covid Vaccination, though.
    Oh no.

  104. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    Ogling is righteous.

  105. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Well played BJ, well played.

  106. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Here it is:

    GreyRangasays:
    June 10, 2022 at 7:20 am
    That’s funny knuckles. I stopped going to a dentist when I found out he was a flamer.

    GreyRanga doesn’t say how he found out about this Flamer’s awful secret.

  107. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Flamer Dentist: You sure got a purty mouth, Red.
    GreyRanga: Are you a Flamer?

  108. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    I find that wearing a mask causes me to ogle ladies breasts much more as I walk past them in the street.

    Wait till the burqa becomes a bit more common.

  109. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    Who sacked their dentist?

    Dunno, thoughts probably turned to where that fist may have previously been before parts of it found a way into their mouth.

  110. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    The NSW government is to make its single biggest investment in renewable energy infrastructure, committing $1.2 billion to fast-track critical transmission projects to deliver cheaper and more reliable power.

    Meanwhile, the QLD government is looking at up to 7 sites for pumped hydro “batteries” in a multi-billion dollar “mega-project”, to use the Energy Mick de Brenni’s Minister’s term.

    It’s a good thing they haven’t put a definite figure on the “mega-project”, as the state auditor-general recently said the government was inept when it came to contractual negotiaions, leaving tax payers to pick up the cost of budget blowouts. For comparison, the Fed’s single site Snowy II is a $5b+ budget.

    Thank goodness coal royalties are pushing our state coffers into the black.

  111. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    I would argue that no good can come of allowing blatant scaremongering bullshit from “trusted sources on the innernet” to go unchallenged either.

    It’s interesting when professional authors (Editor of several journals, actually) have livestreams and even they make comments about “Wikipedia fact checkers” in the online comments – you can even comment on “lived experience” in a normal conversation and some @rsehole will be Wikipedia checking you on their phone (i.e. just a troll type of personality).

    Per Dave Chappelle to yoof – I lived through sh1t that you’re Wikipediaing.

  112. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Ah, footy player girlfriends…

    Aaron Rodgers Has A New Girlfriend ‘Blu Of Earth’ Who Claims To Be A Witch (9 Jun, via Instapundit)

    “It seems like yesterday when Aaron was professing his love and gratitude to his fiancé Shailene Woodley. Aaron has rebounded once again. The timeline is a little fuzzy on this one! She calls herself Blu of Earth.

    Blu changed her name from her birth name, Charlotte Brereton. Blu describes herself as a witch, claims she’s a medicine woman (she has a Bachelor in Broadcast Communication) and is into psychedelic drugs.

    But royalty can do even better.

    Norwegian Princess Announces Engagement to U.S. Citizen, Self-Professed Shaman Boyfriend (7 Jun)

    The 50-year-old princess who is fourth in line to the Norwegian throne, has been together with Verrett, 47, who describes himself as a shaman and a healer on his website, since May 2019, according to Norwegian media.

    In a statement issued by the royal household, Harald and his wife Queen Sonja announced the engagement and said they “wish them all the best for the future.”

    European royals are getting more and more popcornworthy with every generation.

  113. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    The Exchange is open again, Roger.

  114. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    The bearded garden gnome on Gardening Australia is probably no less offensive than the old geriatric Tasmanian communist who used to have the gig. A gardening program about gardening from the staff co-op would be a change.

  115. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    someone with a squashed head like its been between bookends are usually weasels IME

    Treasurer Chris Bowen, The Parrot, is approaching a squashed Kryton boxhead.

  116. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    The Exchange is open again, Roger.

    Always was afaik, Ed.

    Walked passed it on my last visit to the Babylon on the Brisbane last year.

  117. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    The bearded garden gnome on Gardening Australia is probably no less offensive than the old geriatric Tasmanian communist who used to have the gig. A gardening program about gardening from the staff co-op would be a change.

    A gnome of Costa would be a hobo on a park bench.

  118. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Nikki Gemmel savaged by Media Watchdog. Woof woof.

  119. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    Owning a 1990 TOYOTA MIATA entitles one to preferential treatment! .. LOL!
    https://ibb.co/zbTBYdW

  120. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Walked passed it on my last visit to the Babylon on the Brisbane last year.

    I do remember out contretemps about its status, which is why I made a point of sauntering down to Charlotte Street to check. Haven’t been inside since the late 1970s though.

  121. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    The PGA Tour’s work is never done.

  122. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Apparently it briefly closed…but rumours of its death were premature!

  123. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Obviously Mr Club Pro Guy will not be welcome at the Woomba Miata Helldrivers Club AGM.

  124. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    The NSW government is to make its single biggest investment in renewable energy infrastructure, committing $1.2 billion to fast-track critical transmission projects to deliver cheaper and more reliable power.

    Necessary but not sufficient.
    A total waste of money till the storage problem is solved to make “renewable” energy dispatchable.
    And even then a cost/benefit analysis might well reveal that it’s (a) financial lunacy, and (b) probably net detrimental for the environment because a properly calculated EROEI for “renewables” will probably still show them to be incredibly resource-intensive for the electricity actually obtained over their “useful” life.
    I think someone here posted a “study” which admitted that the storage technology didn’t exist, that no-one knew what it would be [if it ever emanates, though the “study” didn’t say that], therefore the costs were unknown… so the “study” therefore assumed a cost of zero as a step to its conclusion that “renewables” were cheaper.
    Building the gold-plated transmission grid now is like building a massive vault for all the gold you’re going to find with your metal detector.

  125. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    How is ol’ NumbNutz?

    Arky slumming it at Adam’s?

    /Here under my rock

  126. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Do not welcome me to my home

    Kev Gillette’s site makes interesting reading – it’s another site that Number’s Bob is banned from..

  127. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    As the Uluru Statement from the Heart tells us, the only way future generations can flourish is when Aboriginal people have power over their own destiny – Treaty will help us achieve this

    As the mole Statement from the groin tells us, the only way future generations can flourish is when mole people have power over everyones destiny – Slabs of other peoples money, cocaine and hot blonde chicks will help us achieve this

    My version at least has the virtue of containing elements of truthiness.
    ….

    Together with the First Peoples’ Assembly, we are establishing an independent Treaty Authority with the ability to deliver an innovative approach to Treaty negotiations based on Aboriginal lore, law and cultural authority.

    No representation without whistlecockation?
    If i catch an excitable boy breaking into my house can i spear him in the thigh?
    And apparently just getting older means that you get the hot young chicks while the boys get the old boilers..

    WTF I love this now.

  128. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    it’s another site that Number’s Bob is banned from..

    Surely the sign of a quality web page.

  129. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    Fascinating speculation by Gonzalo Lira about infighting in Washington.

    022.06.08 What the John Allen Situation Means (We Need Washingtonologists NOW!)

  130. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Do not welcome me to my home

    bespoke, is that the Kev who is a Vietnam vet who used to post on Sinclair’s Cat?

  131. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Calli at 4:37.

    If your good name or reputation is impugned eg. you’re called a liar for instance, you can defend yourself

    No-one called anyone a liar.
    It was a legitimate question addressed to a metallurgist about his special mastermind subject – metals.
    Which he chose not to answer on “religious grounds”, which others have already questioned.

  132. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    the team at The Weekly missed the real “Joke of the Week”. On 31 May, the Daily Telegraph reported that Chris Walker – the executive producer of The Weekly – had appeared naked in front of his online colleagues during a production meeting over Zoom.

    Apparently, it was all a terrible mistake as your man Walker prepared to get into the shower at his current home in Britain – unaware that his Zoom had not been turned off. The Daily Telegraph’s intrepid reporter Claire Heaney wrote that the ABC has offered counselling to ABC employees who were on the Zoom call. An understandable reaction, to be sure.

    Did they have to Zoom in on his tiny c0ck?

  133. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Apparently it briefly closed…but rumours of its death were premature!

    Agent Sancho will be pleased to hear that, Roger.

  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    bespoke, is that the Kev who is a Vietnam vet who used to post on Sinclair’s Cat?

    He is, indeed. He was in the same battalion as Numbers Bob..

  135. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    Read Deal, there’s a principle involved in all those passages, which could be titled “How to Deal With Difficult People and Not Sin”.

    Note it’s “people” not “questions”.

    The Titus one is part of a slew of passages on the subject. Not returning evil for evil, blessing and not cursing, and the big one – remaining silent in the face of ridicule. For the last, we have an excellent example.

    If your good name or reputation is impugned eg. you’re called a liar for instance, you can defend yourself. If it’s persistent, the only option is to absent yourself from the conversation. On line, it’s really just ignoring the stuff and getting on with things.

    I can only speak for myself, not others. In this, as in many things Biblical, Christians will argue the finer points.

    Thank you, Calli. A gracious response. You are right on the intent of much of these passages, and I agree the silence of our Lord to his accusers is the perfect example.

    I’ll make this my last post unless you or Bruce wish to respond. However, when we put an idea out there on a forum like this we can ignore ridicule. But it is fair to try to explain a point when people question your argument, even if they trowell on sarcasm.

    As much as Dover is a committed Catholic, this is a public forum with all sorts of world-views being on display. Christian posters take their place on these forums and put their views over. You are excellent at presenting wise and patient views with a Christian perspective. But I am sad that in my view Bruce used the Bible as a justification to not speak. Christians by calling contend and debate truth. If a topic is too hot or offends, then just don’t comment. Jesus may have been silent before his accusers, but he wasn’t always silent, and neither should we.

    Anyway I’ve done about 3 years worth of posting forvme in an afternoon. It’s probably time I was silent. Thanks Calli and Bruce for your replies.

  136. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    is that the Kev who is a Vietnam vet who used to post on Sinclair’s Cat?

    Yes Roger

  137. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    the mole Statement from the groin

    I self-identify as having a vagina monologue.

  138. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Eggster!!
    Welcome aboard!!
    Is this the best blog ever, eh?
    Don’t you agree?

  139. Dot Avatar

    WTF!?

    We are ruled by cucks and SIMPS.

    Outrageous.

    Do I get $5k if I identify as a non birthing woman?

    I am sure as hell am paying for this.

    https://www.9news.com.au/national/nsw-budget-2022-new-funding-announced-for-women-return-to-work-program/f63c240f-cd41-4ffa-b539-76d499e61e25

  140. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Y’know who I really miss?
    Grigory M.

  141. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    egg_says:

    June 10, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    How is ol’ NumbNutz?

    Arky slumming it at Adam’s?

    /Here under my rock

    Wasn’t Adam’s your go-to?
    Or was that m0nster’s?

  142. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Apart from the period, say 1940 – 1975, women always worked.

  143. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Yes Roger

    Thanks!

    Bookmarked.

  144. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    He is, indeed. He was in the same battalion as Numbers Bob..

    Thanks, Zulu.

    Pleased to hear your better half has turned the corner in her treatment.

  145. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    m0ntysays:
    June 10, 2022 at 1:05 pm
    You should probably turn on CNN, Tim N

    Are they still a thing?

    Their av. online audience was a quarter of Salty Cracker’s.

  146. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    Good ole Pansy – always twenty minutes into the future past.

    Where has Arky been?

    Did you have that beer together?

  147. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Pleased to hear your better half has turned the corner in her treatment.

    Thanks for those thoughts, Roger – in fact, thanks to all those Cats who expressed their kind thoughts and good wishes for the ladies health.

  148. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    I did have a beer with Googlery.
    I hope I am not doxxing him, but the dude’s a lady.
    With a prosthetic leg.
    Can you believe it?
    Nah, me neither.

  149. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Zulu Kilo Two Alpha”

    Good news about Mrs Zulu.

  150. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    BoN didn’t want to directly call out Indolent’s bullshit links about injected metals replicating in the human body. He first went for a distraction squirrel with some complete irrelevant gibberish which sounded sciency but was totally unrelated to the subject at hand.
    Having had considerable experience dealing with “subject matter experts” who revert to jargon under pressure I pursued it. At this point BoN chose to hide behind The Big Red Book.

    Oh noes!
    Not the Inquisition by the invalid lawnmower man?

  151. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    injected metals replicating in the human body.

    Not the dreaded Frankenvax nanowrigglers?

  152. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    I hope I am not doxxing him

    M’kay, Ruprecht.

  153. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    I did have a beer with Googlery.

    In a Public Bar in some unnamed NSDW country town, right?
    And he was wearing a face mask?

  154. Carpe Jugulum Avatar
    Carpe Jugulum

    New Tune from Five Finger Death Punch, this is awesome sauce.

    Not that youyslack jawed yokels will appreciate it.

    5FDP

  155. Delta A Avatar
    Delta A

    I did have a beer with Googlery.

    Fibber!

    I don’t drink be… Oh. I mean, Grigory doesn’t drink beer.

    Or maybe he does. What would I know?

    Let’s ask eggy.

  156. Barking Toad Avatar
    Barking Toad

    Cassie @05:04pm
    I know, I know, the thought of the Morrison government as “really right-wing” is laughable, the Morrison government was probably the most blancmange Liberal government ever,

    Lovely darts Cassie…….the most blancmange Liberal government ever

    That will get a run.

  157. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Delta and Panzer…….

    On the same page?

    WWWWHHAAAAAAAAAAT?

  158. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    The Coalition is in an even worse position than Labor was after the 2013 Election.
    57 seats for, 94 seats against.
    Albanese is a fuckhead, but he won’t do an Abbott [announce 2 days after the win that he wasn’t repealing S18 [c] after all].
    How they won 2 Elections after that is a testament to what a loser Shorten is.

  159. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Pro-abort domestic terrorist group (sorry, not sorry) Ruth Sent Us now targeting Amy Coney Barrett and her seven CHILDREN

    She’s got 5 children.
    There isn’t any way 2 Wypipol can produce 2 Haitian babies.

  160. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    There isn’t any way 2 Wypipol can produce 2 Haitian babies.

    Didn’t know don’t care.

  161. Barking Toad Avatar
    Barking Toad

    Girls say they have to Google period symptoms not taught about in schools as their education takes a hit from the monthly pain.

    From the Hun online headline.

    FMD – shouldn’t that be sorted out at home? Teachers are too busy teaching QWERTY to have time for this.

    Especially to cocks in frocks.

  162. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Lovely darts Cassie…….the most blancmange Liberal government ever”

    I heard Alan Jones use the word “blancmange” this week on his show. He used the word to describe a Nat….can’t remember who. It’s an appropriate word to describe feeble vanilla Liberals and Nationals.

  163. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    I had Grigory M pinged as a shandy drinker.

  164. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    the real reason for supply shortages?

    nobody in biz is committing new resources to their order book.

    it’s full and it’s gonna stay full

    watch the pivot a few months from now when the lay-offs start.

    game over

  165. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Ed Casesays:
    June 10, 2022 at 6:31 pm
    Y’know who I really miss?
    Grigory M.

    Look in the mirror.

  166. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    I had Grigory M pinged as a shandy drinker.

    Nope GnT for shore, Bear.

  167. areff Avatar
    areff

    Anyone wondering why footy attendance is down will find their answer in the preamble to tonight’s game, currently being broadcast.

    Some bellowing oaf with gold teeth has just spent five minutes talking crap at maximum decibels.

    Oh, well. This week we were spared the smoking ceremony, which is something I guess.

  168. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    H B Bearsays:

    June 10, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    I had Grigory M pinged as a shandy drinker

    Status confirmed.
    1 part Fosters Light Ice, 5 parts Diet Sprite, twist of lemon and a straw.

  169. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    areff.
    I always wait until right on match time before I tune in.
    Avoids elevated blood pressure.

  170. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Tucker Carlson critiques the Jan 6 show and in doing so shows why the mid terms are gone and the only way left for the US is another civil war:

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-truth-happened-jan-6-unknown

  171. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Busted!
    I am Ruprecht apparently.
    Is this a good thing?

  172. Bluey Avatar
    Bluey

    Carpe Jugulumsays:
    June 10, 2022 at 7:01 pm
    New Tune from Five Finger Death Punch, this is awesome sauce.

    Not that youyslack jawed yokels will appreciate it.

    5FDP

    Seems appropriate.

    You’ve got to do more “you lot” though. More like:

    New Tune from Five Finger Death Punch, this is awesome sauce.

    Not that you lot of jawed yokels will appreciate it.

  173. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Twist of lemon is a nice touch.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z-CrML0BzOA

  174. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    What is wrong with G&T?

  175. Barking Toad Avatar
    Barking Toad

    Status confirmed.
    1 part Fosters Light Ice, 5 parts Diet Sprite, twist of lemon and a straw.

    Nah…… Carlton Zero shandy

  176. P Avatar
    P

    What is wrong with G&T?

    For me plenty. I’m allergic to quinine.

  177. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    I don’t see the US recovering from a second civil war, cohenite.

  178. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    Look in the mirror.

    The collective Cat blogs must be all the quieter when Grigs has a day off.

  179. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    That is an unfortunate allergy P. Try sloe gin with soda and lime, it’s a comfortable way to get oiled and it protects against scurvy.

  180. Bluey Avatar
    Bluey

    bespokesays:
    June 10, 2022 at 8:01 pm
    I don’t see the US recovering from a second civil war, cohenite.

    Not in the current for. I could see it splitting into about half a dozen different nations, along the lines of common culture and natural defensive lines.

  181. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Yeah, you really took Grigory M to the woodshed, right?
    Oh, wait …

  182. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    I don’t see the US recovering from a second civil war, cohenite.

    Nor anyone else. China would be in Taipei like a shot and the Norks would be over the border too. That’s a very large chunk of chips gone to the West.

  183. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    I don’t see the US recovering from a second civil war, cohenite.

    I don’t see it recovering from what the demorats are doing now.

  184. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    I am Ruprecht apparently.

    Ruprecht
    Leigh Lowe
    Sancho Panzer
    et al

    The same scared* little old man hiding behind a keyboard?

    *Nanowrigglers in my Frankenvax, what?
    How dare you enable anyone spreading such rumours, BoN!

  185. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Hmmm, looks like we’ve got a Grigory M fanboi.

  186. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    And we’re off to the races.

  187. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    History suggests putting an empire back together is a tough gig.

  188. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    Knuckle Draggersays:
    June 10, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Oi Manuel Uterus, izzat a Trans handle?

    Manuel Trans?

    Apparently fags who can’t float the gears and use the clutch instead wear out the clutch prematurely.

    Hybrid vehicles with a clutch, or ‘lectrics make it redundant?

  189. egg_ Avatar
    egg_

    And we’re off to the races.

    By Royal Invitation?

    c/- the feminism thread?

  190. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    A few years ago, back in 2020, Alan Jones said on radio that Horse Face Ardern should have a “sock down shoved down her throat”. Whilst it was inflammatory language (the left use far worse language all the time), for that statement he was forced off 2GB.

    His sentiment was right in 2020 and it’s right now.

  191. Old bloke Avatar
    Old bloke

    Bruce of Newcastle says:
    June 10, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    The Foreign Legion units who the Aussies fought against are identified. Tough fighters.

    One casualty in that battle was Sir Roden Cutler, that was where he lost a leg and won the Victoria Cross.

    Another casualty in that theatre was Moshe Dayan. He was in the Haganah, the Jewish self-defence league trained and organised by Orde Wingate, and they joined the Allies in the Syrian campaign. Dayan was a great collector of things and amongst his prized possessions was an Australian Light Horse feathered slouch hat, a gift from his instructor. Orde Wingate was a Zionist Christian and he recruited many Australian Light Horse officers to train the embryonic Haganah.

  192. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    History suggests putting an empire back together is a tough gig.

    Vlad is learning that rapidly.

    Putin Compares His Actions to Peter the Great’s Conquests (9 Jun)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday compared his actions in Ukraine to Peter the Great’s conquest of the Baltic coast during his 18th-century war against Sweden.

    After visiting an exhibition in Moscow dedicated to the 350th birthday of tsar Peter the Great, Putin told a group of young entrepreneurs that “you get the impression that by fighting Sweden he was grabbing something. He wasn’t taking anything, he was taking it back”.

    Probably not helpful, since Sweden and the Baltic States won’t be triffickly excited by the idea.

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