1,650 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 11 Jun 2022”

  1. Spooner this morning brought to mind the joke about the physicist and the chicken that crossed the road.

    “First, let us assume a spherical chicken..”



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  2. Porter told friends he and Dyer slept together when they were university students at debating competitions,” the book says. “Dyer described their encounter as ‘entirely inconsequential and statistically insignificant’.”

    Statistically insignificant?
    What does that even mean?


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  3. Jo Dyer, the Adelaide arts administrator who led the charge to tear down former attorney-general Christian Porter over historical rape allegations, had her own sexual history with him at university and failed to disclose it publicly.

    Been a few of these stories coming out. That crazy journo lady who was fired by WaPo last week was taking sexual revenge, and yesterday I was reading about what happened to David Sabatini. Again a crazy lady persecuting him after being scorned. Men destroyed, ruined, penurized because of #metoo.

    The ‘Once-in-a-Generation’ Scientist Who Had His Life Ruined by Overblown ‘Me Too’ Nonsense (11 Jun, via Instapundit)


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  4. Sancho Panzer says:
    June 14, 2022 at 7:34 am
    Porter told friends he and Dyer slept together when they were university students at debating competitions,” the book says. “Dyer described their encounter as ‘entirely inconsequential and statistically insignificant’.”

    Statistically insignificant?
    What does that even mean?

    it means Porter was one in a thousand


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  5. I should clarify my glee with the power shortages. I feel for the people living in Warringah who didn’t vote for Zali, I feel for the people living in Mackellar who didn’t vote for Sophie Scamps and I feel for the people living in North Sydney who didn’t vote for Kylea Tink.

    But for those who did vote for Zali, Sophie and Kylea, shiver, shiver, shiver. You reap what you sow and I’ll drink up the schadenfreude.


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  6. “Dyer described their encounter as ‘entirely inconsequential”

    Except it was very consequential to what ensued…….very.


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  7. There is a pattern forming with Seven-Nilligan.
    She has a knack of finding people willing to smear prominent conservatives on behalf of deceased friends. Nilligan’s sources suddenly develop insights into the inner thoughts of their deceased friends which were never expressed whilst they were alive.
    First is was “witness J” and Pell.
    Then it was Dyer and Porter.
    And in both cases the “stunning and brave” bereaved friend (Dyer and J) have been subsequently shown not to have clean hands.
    It appears dead men do tell tales, via a well coached and motivated medium.


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  8. it means Porter was one in a thousand

    I wasn’t sure if she was referring to herself or Porter.
    But a very strange expression to use.
    It is obvious that “Kate” imagined herself as Porter’s future bride and he didn’t reciprocate.
    OK, he’s a cad.
    Someone mentioned “stigmata” the other day.
    Did “Kate” have delusions of martyrdom?


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  9. Sancho Panzer says:
    June 14, 2022 at 7:34 am

    Porter told friends he and Dyer slept together when they were university students at debating competitions,” the book says. “Dyer described their encounter as ‘entirely inconsequential and statistically insignificant’.”

    Statistically insignificant?
    What does that even mean?

    Yep, he was one of many. And ‘entirely inconsequential’ means that she didn’t get the clap or get pregnant. That time.


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  10. Found it …

    Contained in a previously unpublished, signed account prepared by his accuser, it outlines for the first time her belief that she experienced traumatic stigmata — bruises and bleeding that were symbolic signs of the alleged rape that appeared decades after the event on her body.

    So, yeah, not crazy at all.


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  11. I don’t wish horror upon either you Cassie, or my family in Wentworth…but the climate needs to change there too.

    Allegra must make good her boast!


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  12. “What Pride has become lately is a celebration of perversion,” he said.

    “I am bamboozled

    Granny had it right.

    “Give ‘em an inch and they’ll take a mile”.

    The very fact that he admits he’s “bamboozled” is a measure of his intellect.


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  13. “Dyer described their encounter as ‘entirely inconsequential and statistically insignificant’.”

    Promiscuous and proud of it. At least prostitutes put a price on their bodies.


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  14. “What Pride has become lately is a celebration of perversion,” he said.

    Lately?
    He probably didn’t see Zombietime’s first* Up Your Alley photo essay.
    *IIRC it came in several flavours:
    Barely Safe For Work.
    Will Never Ever Be Safe For Work.
    Knowing About It Won’t Be Safe For Work.


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  15. We are now seeing energy rationing.
    It’s only just that electorates that voted the most for this should feel it.
    I nominate all teal electorates to be top of the list for rationing.
    I say this as a resident of Wentworth.


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  16. “I don’t wish horror upon either you Cassie, or my family in Wentworth…but the climate needs to change there too.

    Allegra must make good her boast!”

    I agree calli. When it happens in Wentworth I’ll laugh and laugh and laugh. I’ll just put extra layers on. One thing though, I’ll probably pop my face into some businesses around here that had Allegra corflutes in their windows and I’ll enjoy asking them, sweetly of course, “how’s business with no or intermittent power?”……and I’ll laugh my head off in their faces because, quite frankly, I’m sick and tired of being nice.


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  17. “I nominate all teal electorates to be top of the list for rationing.
    I say this as a resident of Wentworth.”

    Me too…….from another resident of Wentworth.


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  18. Just clicked over to Australia’s publicly funded national and international news source (TheirABC) to find stories on Elvis impersonators and tourist cane toad collectors.

    Apparently, there is nothing of importance happening to push these gripping and significant items off the list.

    More than a billion dollars a year. They’re havin’ a larf.


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  19. callisays:

    June 14, 2022 at 8:04 am

    “Dyer described their encounter as ‘entirely inconsequential and statistically insignificant’.”

    Promiscuous and proud of it. At least prostitutes put a price on their bodies

    Promiscuous?
    How could she be?
    I mean, how many straight men are there in Adelaide?


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  20. Queensland power prices have been capped and there’s concern about blackouts. What you need to know

    The AEMO said it was concerned about energy supply because “wholesale electricity prices in Queensland reached the cumulative high price threshold”.

    This triggered the $300 a megawatt hour administered price cap.

    “As a consequence, some generators revised their market availability, contributing to a forecast supply shortfall,” it said.

    “Supply reserve shortfalls are currently forecast in Queensland and NSW in the coming days. However, this may change with the administered price caps in other states.”

    But, but, why?

    Associate professor of energy economics at the University of Adelaide Liam Wagner said it was to rein in extreme price volatility in the market.

    “The price cap is there to ensure that there’s not excessive profit-taking and also, I guess, deliberate withdrawal of supply to increase prices,” Dr Wagner said.

    The AEMO dashboard tells us that the $300/MWh ‘cap’ has become the de facto benchmark price (except in uncapped Tasmania, where the spot price is currently $15,000/MWh).

    Their ABC tells us this power price imbroglio is all gas related. Oddly, they don’t seem concerned that renewable generators, with near zero marginal cost of production, are also feasting on the new $300/MWh ‘market price’. And apparently we need more of it.

    Technical note: Older Cats will remember $60/MWh average prices back in 2021. Get ready for your home power bill to doubleplus.

    The ACCC will be along shortly.
    Shirley?


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  21. “Dyer described their encounter as ‘entirely inconsequential and statistically insignificant’.”

    Given the penchant for perversion championed so throatily by the left these days, she may consider Porter as to straight.

    He did not even have one standard deviation.


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  22. Statistically insignificant?
    What does that even mean?

    3/10 or below is statistically insignificant and a, definite, one night stand .. LOL!


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  23. Dyer described their encounter as ‘entirely inconsequential and statistically insignificant’

    At least she didn’t accuse him of being a dud root.
    Or did she?


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  24. Contained in a previously unpublished, signed account prepared by his accuser, it outlines for the first time her belief that she experienced traumatic stigmata — bruises and bleeding that were symbolic signs of the alleged rape that appeared decades after the event on her body.

    And yet if a Christian claimed to experience stigmata, all the leftist lady luminaries would scoff at the idea that wounds and injury can manifest themselves with no material cause.


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  25. The 3 newly minted Green members from QLD should also volunteer their electorates to be top of the list for energy rationing.

    One of them on ABC radio this morning saying the answer to the crisis is to close the coal mines because one in four coal generators is presently out for maintenance, precipitating the energy shortfall.

    Full moon tonight!


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  26. And yet if a Christian claimed to experience stigmata, all the leftist lady luminaries would scoff at the idea that wounds and injury can manifest themselves with no material cause.

    Same, same with dreamtime stuff.
    A Catholic splashing Lourdes water on their sick granny is lunacy.
    But a proud Witchetty-Grub man talking about the spiritual power of songlines? All good.


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  27. Even worse, try and get your Crypto money out once the Electricity Power Grid falls over. All you ever had was an electrical/electronic digit in a Giant Ponzi Scheme. Call that money? I don’t think so.

    And this differs from fiat currency how?


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  28. The ABC correspondent in Colombo (what a gig!) does a vox pop of Sri Lankans:

    Warnings that boats will be tuned back are “Australian government propaganda.”

    We’ll be sent to an island and after a while be allowed to stay and live happily in Australia.

    Now where would they get that idea?


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  29. H B Bearsays:

    June 14, 2022 at 8:45 am

    Would any women not banged by Christian Porter in the 80s please contact Sally Neighbour, Executive Producer, Four Corners.

    July New Idea …
    “Magda Opens up About Her Feelings of Isolation and Exclusion”.


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  30. Oh, and my W10 has been running slower than a slug with a tequila hangover for the last few days. Even changing from one tab to another takes a lot of ‘thought.’ Then, when the tab finally loads, I get a message saying that this site – no matter which one – is slowing down Firefox.

    So, it could be Firefox. It could also be Telstra, as their wireless transmission has been dodgy recently.

    As for the electricity glitches, must admit to a bit of schadenfreude for the Northern Beaches luvvies. I’m seeing one or two politicians suddenly realising that the network can’t run on unicorn farts, and blackouts threaten the most important thing in the universe – themselves. Bugger Da Planet, this is real!

    I read that a Victorian ski resort which is being rebuilt can’t open because early snow is hampering construction. They are now closed till next season.

    The most loathsome player in this kabuki is the AEMO claiming that they have ‘saved’ the network by compelling operators to do this or that. First they are the architects of failure, then they claim credit for saving it. Typical Leftist schtick.


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  31. Starting to see Roberts’ strategy to keep Roe vs Wade on the books, the judgement upon which I’d read was due for release Monday 13 June. It’s nearly 7pm in the US east Coast and no sign of the 5-4 decision being dropped. And that appears to be the trick he’s come up with. Via Powerline:

    Roberts Is Courting a Constitutional Crisis (9 Jun)

    …Chief Justice John Roberts is playing with fire in refusing to issue the Court’s majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case that could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade.

    It is hard to imagine the devastating effect upon our already polarized society, its institutions, and the Constitution itself if someone were to murder a justice in cold blood and then reap the following rewards for the assassination:

    – Because Supreme Court rulings aren’t final until released, a 5-4 ruling to overturn Roe would immediately become a 4-4 opinion, thereby leaving Roe on the books.

    I didn’t know that before – that a judgement by Scotus isn’t final until released. And the Chief Justice does the releasing. So this may be Roberts’ stratagem – just don’t release the judgement. What a farce.


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  32. Would any women not banged by Christian Porter in the 80s please contact Sally Neighbour, Executive Producer, Four Corners.

    A standing joke among Catholic old-boys in my neck of the woods.
    “I am suing the Church for not being abused at school. Why didn’t they find me attractive?”


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  33. I read that a Victorian ski resort which is being rebuilt can’t open because early snow is hampering construction. They are now closed till next season.

    Selwyn, which was rebuilding after the day lodge and other resort facilities were destroyed in the January 2020 bushfires, is near Cabramurra in New South Wales.


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  34. I know leftards are mentally ill, but this is also denialism on steroids:

    In a separate interview in 2021, Dyer had said: “It is on the public record that Christian and I got on well when we first met but there was never anything serious between us and I can’t imagine how our erstwhile friendship could be relevant to the serious allegations Kate made against Christian.’’



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  35. Last year a business acquaintance told me they were lending their BTC to some group for a rate of interest.
    I said it didn’t sound kosher (& I’m pretty positive on the functionality of some crypto & blockchain long term).
    They said I didn’t know what I was talking about.
    They’ve just posted on LinkedIn about how ASIC should have been protecting investors from all this.


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  36. If demand outstrips what is being generated, load shedding will happen to protect the network.

    Experts on the electricity system can correct me if I’m wrong,…

    Not that long ago, the idea of a government using taxpayers’ money to pay factories to be less productive would have seemed preposterous.
    Now we’ve got a well known phrase for it.


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  37. Even worse, try and get your Crypto money out once the Electricity Power Grid falls over. All you ever had was an electrical/electronic digit in a Giant Ponzi Scheme. Call that money? I don’t think so.

    And this differs from fiat currency how?

    Just keep at least 3 months of living expenses cash money on hand (under the mattress maybe) and have a load of silver Kookaburra $1 (nominal value) in a safe place. These can be sold for cash when needed.

    Good Luck with the Crapto Crypto……………………….


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  38. If demand outstrips what is being generated, load shedding will happen to protect the network.

    Ah.
    The National Health Service model from the UK.


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  39. “I am suing the Church for not being abused at school. Why didn’t they find me attractive?”

    100% true, that story – from my school, anyway. Frankly, I feel a bit short-changed myself.


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  40. H B Bearsays:

    June 14, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Any woman getting dicked in Adelaide in the 80s probably is statistically significant.

    In Adelaide back then there were far more pooftah pansies being thrown in the Torrens than women getting a root.


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  41. We are going to the World Cup.

    Let the quadrennial(?) celebration of wog ball commence. I’ll just dust off this article about how soccer is poised to become a major sport in Australia.


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  42. I mean, how many straight men are there in Adelaide?

    Individual male SA straightness is measured in inverse proportion to the hyphen count.


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  43. Last year a business acquaintance told me they were lending their BTC to some group for a rate of interest. I said it didn’t sound kosher

    BTC is an asset and can be leased or loaned for a return just like any other asset. There is of course the risk that you wont get your asset back – just like any other investment.


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  44. The best Adelaide story is still the former Premier getting a black eye after being hit by his mistresses husband with a rolled up magazine at a wine tasting – allegedly.


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  45. Just keep at least 3 months of living expenses cash money on hand (under the mattress maybe) and have a load of silver Kookaburra $1 (nominal value) in a safe place. These can be sold for cash when needed.

    Quite, but PMs and Cryptos are not mutually exclusive, the are both potential hedges against loss of value of fiat currency.

    Good Luck with the Crapto Crypto……………………….

    You makes your own luck – I bought my first BTC at $800 AUD, todays price is $32k, I think I will be alright.


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  46. Bear at 9:11.
    Ha ha.
    I’d forgotten about that.
    Obviously the “jealous husband” story was a cover for a Hellfire Club discipline session which went a bit too far.


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  47. Ed Case says:
    June 14, 2022 at 5:17 am
    Influenza isn’t an infectious disease

    Wikipedia – “Influenza, commonly known as “the flu”, is an infectious disease caused by influenza viruses.”
    Dept of Health – “Influenza (the flu) is a highly contagious disease…”

    1/10 to Ed for turning up to troll, but no points for accuracy, humour, sincerity or convincing argument.


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  48. PS Bear.
    Rann wasn’t hit with a newspaper.
    It was a copy of the “Barossa Vigneron’s Quarterly”.
    Thick and glossy, like the ‘lady’ who was the subject of the dispute.
    A far more formidable weapon than a rolled up ’tiser.


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  49. Titus isn’t the “go to” guy. The (traditional) author is Saint Paul. Titus is the recipient of the letter.

    Titus was having all sorts of trouble with establishing the Church in Crete – opposition, interference, personal agendas…the usual stuff. The letter instructs him on how to counter all the pitfalls, including the appointment of church leaders.


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  50. All Tether & stable coin related ecosystems are scams.
    All crypto lending ecosystems are scams.

    BTC is not a scam.
    ETH is not a scam.

    The tricky part will be finding out which exchanges are scams (& therefore were never real exchanges in the true sense of the word).


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  51. My humble abode on the Northern Beaches is in Mackellar.
    The NBN was out for quite a while because of the power outage.
    Then to add insult to injury my morning cup of schadenfreude was so cold I had to crack the ice before drinking it.

    Even my most leftist of friends and family are beginning to draw the dots between phasing out coal and blackouts.


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  52. It was a copy of the “Barossa Vigneron’s Quarterly”.

    If it was Sydney, it would have either been the Weekend Domain, the Wentworth Courier or maybe even Fist Quarterly.


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  53. Don’t you just love the Democrats? The guy who is now Mayor of New York is turning out to be a complete looney.

    Mayor Eric Adams believes NYC is filled with ‘special energy’ because of mysterious stones under the city, wears multi-colored energy stone bracelets and consults with holistic healers (11 Jun, via Surber)

    Mayor Eric Adams believes NYC is filled with ‘special energy,’ but it is not because of what’s in the water — supposedly it is in the ground.

    Often photographed with crystal bracelets on his right wrist, Eric Adams is one of the most high-profile crystal enthusiast in politics.

    In a recent interview in Politico, Adams reportedly remarked that he ‘learned that New York sits on a store of rare gems and stones, and believes that as a result, “there’s a special energy that comes from here.”‘

    Ryan Hilton, who works at Namaste Bookshop, a Metaphysical supply store in Manhattan told DailyMail.com that she had no idea Adams was into crystals and found it ‘fascinating’

    I find it fascinating how they keep on finding people like this for high office. As for the “store of rare gems and stones” that’s probably really really comforting for the jewelry shop owners who keep on being stripped of their gems and stones by crims who steal them.


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  54. The guy who is now Mayor of New York is turning out to be a complete looney.

    Lemmings are not intelligent. If the talent pool consists only of lemmings, lemmings you will get…and lemmings will elect them.

    The cliff can take care of itself.


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  55. 1/10 to Ed for turning up to troll, but no points for accuracy, humour, sincerity or convincing argument.

    Mutton Boy has just been phoning it in lately, even by his own unfunny, low intellect standards.
    I share Mother’s disappointment in him.


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  56. No its not blackouts its….

    Energy supply gaps forecast in Queensland and NSW amid electricity shortages during cold snap
    The regulator is ordering generators back into the market to avoid blackouts

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/14/energy-supply-gaps-forecast-in-queensland-and-nsw-amid-electricity-shortages-during-cold-snap

    On Tuesday morning, the one state in the national market without a price cap was getting spot prices at the maximum market level of $15,100/mwh.

    Tell me again, the story of the robber barons of the golden age of railroad…
    The ones who slurped down subsidies, the manipulated prices..

    He said the introduction of the price caps had prompted some generators to withdraw from the market as the limit was “too low to cover their costs”.

    “So this is a market failure issue,” Kean said. “Aemo, the system operator, they have the power to direct plants to put electricity into the system and that’s exactly what they’re doing at the moment”.**

    “So the system operator has this under control,” he said. “We’re keeping a close watch on it, I’m confident that there’s enough plants available to ensure reliability throughout the week,” he said.

    However, Dylan McConnell, an energy expert at Melbourne University, said the forecast shortfalls were artificial, caused by the sudden withdrawal of capacity from the market.

    This is pretty rubbish behavior – over 3GW of generation withdrawn from NSW market at one point overnight

    Generators that are there, but pretending they are not to maximize compensation by being directed on. pic.twitter.com/vS25KUqrv4

    — Dylan McConnell (@dylanjmcconnell) June 13, 2022
    In Victoria, 2 gigawatts of generation capacity had also been pulled out overnight. The state’s brown coal plants are not linked to global markets and their fuel has not increased in line with those international price spikes.

    So brown coal the cheapest, reliable source of energy…
    If only someone had thought of building a station powered by it.

    The federal climate and energy minister, Chris Bowen, told RN Breakfast he was also confident that the electricity sector would avoid blackouts during the cold snap.
    He agreed it was “not a perfect system”, but the price caps had prompted generators to withdraw, only to be instructed back into the market by Aemo.
    Energy ministers would look at the market’s operation “in due course”, Bowen said.
    The challenge was “you can’t predict when a coal-fired power station is going to go out”, reinforcing the need to make the transition to “new forms of energy” that the previous government had failed to do.***
    Asked about reported price-gouging by energy companies offering businesses only short-term expensive supplies, Bowen said the energy ministers had tasked the competition regulator to act against “any untoward behaviour” in the market.

    ** Paging Soviet era economists, please report to NSW for reassignment…
    *** A mongs mong.

    I think, and Im going out on a limb here, I can confidently say things will get much worse before they get better.


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  57. I think, and Im going out on a limb here, I can confidently say things will get much worse before they get better.

    Oh yes.
    & I look forward to the ABC telling us why:
    1) power outages are not an issue &
    2) if they are an issue, it’s Tony Abbott’s fault.


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  58. The regulator is ordering generators back into the market to avoid blackouts

    Good luck with that. I had a look at the AEMO pricing stuff a little earlier and it’s pretty clear the $300 emergency price cap is on all the eastern states, not just Qld.

    Desperate lefties always resort to price controls and price controls always end up in the same place: nothing on the shelves.


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  59. The challenge was “you can’t predict when a coal-fired power station is going to go out”, reinforcing the need to make the transition to “new forms of energy” that the previous government had failed to do.

    This is the mantra repeated by every “expert” & politician ABC radio interviews on the topic.

    Never let a crisis go to waste.


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  60. Even worse, try and get your Crypto money out once the Electricity Power Grid falls over. All you ever had was an electrical/electronic digit in a Giant Ponzi Scheme. Call that money? I don’t think so.

    And this differs from fiat currency how?

    ersactly


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  61. Two of the three newly elected Greens federal parliamentarians from Brisbane have hyphenated names.

    I understand this trend, popular amongst a certain cohort in society, is intended to honour the mother’s family heritage.

    So, if two double-barrelled surnamed people have children, will the kids get lumbered with quadruple-barrelled surnames?


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  62. Even worse, try and get your Crypto money out once the Electricity Power Grid falls over. All you ever had was an electrical/electronic digit in a Giant Ponzi Scheme. Call that money? I don’t think so.

    And this differs from fiat currency how?

    ersactly

    Refer to earlier posted comments for the reason.


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  63. Just a small anecdote I heard from a friend on election night regarding the bias at the ABC.

    The same friend has done some work at the ABC. That person got into a lift which also had two well-known females from ABC News and Current affairs.

    One of those women had recently done a puff piece series on high profile Australians and cooking.

    The night before was the episode that featured Scomo at home cooking his curries. One women said to the host “I watched the show, how did you think it went.” The answer, “He and his family were really nice.” She continued to her fellow journo:- “It was really hard, because I’m supposed to hate him.”

    The last sentence is verbatim. This journo is feeling bad because her natural disposition is to hate Morrison and presumably others like him. What hope do anyone on the centre right have in dealing with the ABC.

    I write this because the Oz article about Jo Dyer’s features the same women presenters who are hiding facts that are pertinent to understanding the Porter case for their own appalling reasons.


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  64. Anybody able to link to the Quadrant article by Keith Windschuttle “The Voice and the End Of Traditional Aboriginal Culture?” Good argument that the indigenous can’t claim sovereignty over Australia, because they never had it in the first place, and “traditional” culture died out some years ago….


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  65. This journo is feeling bad because her natural disposition is to hate Morrison and presumably others like him.

    I read it another way.

    Her natural disposition is to take people as she finds them (as most people do).

    But she’s been indoctrinated to hate anyone on “the right”.

    Hence her cognitive dissonance.


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  66. The challenge was “you can’t predict when a coal-fired power station is going to go out”, reinforcing the need to make the transition to “new forms of energy” that the previous government had failed to do.

    Oddly enough, for the 50-odd years up until the 1990’s, you could pretty much predict to the day when a coal-fired unit was “going to go out”. It was called ‘scheduled outage’.

    Unscheduled outages were managed by spinning reserve on other units, and at other stations. From memory this achieved 98%/99%+ system availability.

    A lost skill: like driving a manual car, or changing a TV channel without a remote.

    Gobble it up, punters.


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  67. calli says:
    June 14, 2022 at 9:30 am

    If it was Newcastle, it would be a stick of fourbetwo.

    No, no.

    It would be the Steel and Coal quarterly, incorporating the Journal of Flyash and the Slagheap Examiner.


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  68. H B Bearsays:

    June 14, 2022 at 9:43 am

    The Grauniad may yet be Lord Waffleworth’s greatest achievement

    It will be hilarious if (when) they turn on their benefactor.


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  69. Her natural disposition is to take people as she finds them (as most people do).

    But she’s been indoctrinated to hate anyone on “the right”.

    Hence her cognitive dissonance.

    Your right Roger, my fractured writing on my phone doesn’t suggest that very well.


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  70. First step in cutting back the state’s electricity consumption should be to order all schools and universities to turn off their air conditioning. A practical demonstration of consequences is much needed.


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  71. Your right Roger, my fractured writing on my phone doesn’t suggest that very well.

    Ah!

    Her challenge now is, does she resolve that cognitive dissonance or dismiss it?

    Resolving it could be the first step to freedom!

    But she’d be sacrificing career advancement at the ABC.


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  72. First step in cutting back the state’s electricity consumption should be to order all schools and universities to turn off their air conditioning.

    +100

    No aircon when we were at school.
    If the temperature got to 100F in summer, the boys in my high school were allowed to take off their ties!


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  73. The contortions of da meeja to explain recent cold weather are a sight to behold.

    One, at TheirABC, told us that unprecedented ‘blocking highs’ are at fault. Apparently nobody there has ever heard of them before – they are some sort of abberration previously unknown to meteorology. The fact they are well known, common, and can also be a factor in droughts has apparently passed by the work experience kids.

    And then there was the regional politician who said that ‘droughts, floods and bushfires’ are all becoming more common because ‘climate change.’ Not a skerrick of evidence. Needless to say, TheirABC parroted that as fact.


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  74. Forced to fly Qantas cause those Virgin pricks canned my flight with two hrs notice.
    FYI Qantas are the face mask Nazis of the sky .
    Just So depressing.


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  75. “The last sentence is verbatim. This journo is feeling bad because her natural disposition is to hate Morrison and presumably others like him. What hope do anyone on the centre right have in dealing with the ABC.”

    Well, so long as governments of the centre right refuse to rein in their ABC…..no hope. Don’t forget, Scumbag Morrison and his motley government gave more money to their ABC earlier this year. In effect, they rewarded the ABC for its smearing, its libelling, its fabrications, its lies, and its endless anti-Coalition bias.

    Oh and speaking of the most recent and most unlamented Coalition Minister for Communications, one Paul Fletcher, who was and is the most insipid, the most supine, the most useless and the most dismal of all of Morrison’s ministers, Fletcher, despite an independent threat, narrowly (and I mean narrowly) retained his seat of Bradfield in Sydney’s north (once the Coalition’s safest seat). Pity, because that’s one loss I would have celebrated.

    I’m glad Andrew Laming has methodically gone after everyone who’s defamed him. The most recent to issue a grovelling apology was one Mrs Cane Toad, wife of Pirate Man. That’s what you do……you don’t turn the other cheek to this.


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  76. China in Focus – NTD

    01:00 Patients: Chinese vaccines cause cancer, diabetes
    04:29 U.S., China spar over Taiwan at #DefenseMeeting
    06:15 China responds to Austin’s speech over Taiwan
    07:06 Japan calls on China to use ‘self-restraint’
    08:20 Japan could defend Taiwan in case of attack: Expert
    09:28 China, Australia hold 1st defense talks in years
    11:50 Pacific islands can make own decisions: New Zealand
    12:46 China will keep trying in #IndoPacific: Expert
    14:01 Allegedly staged video shows happy Xinjiang family


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  77. Is Bowen that thick or is he in on it?

    Embrace the power of ‘and’ as a conjunction Roger.

    The ALP Net Zero strategy is wholly dependent on having the same thieves – now feasting and chortling at their cleverness in increasing power prices 5x in the space of months – invest huge money in the game.

    And they’re going to need huge profits to do that.


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  78. BTW, it’s 4.3C here, after a low of -3.7. It’s misty and damp. No chance the maximum will get into double figures.

    Fortunately, Queanbeyan is part of the over-engineered everything that protects our most precious resource – politicians. The rest of the country could go dark tomorrow – but not Canberra (and hence Queanbeyan.)

    Meanwhile:

    The Chermans, immensely rich, are nevertheless being forced to face the reality of energy policy after many years of denial. This is big news in Europe. What with wind and solar being a bust, and Putin supplying their gas, and welcoming ‘refugees’ from anywhere without identification, there’s a lot of trouble being stored up.

    The thing that really annoys them is that Trump warned them about it.


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  79. That loud thudding noise you are hearing is from the ASX going over a cliff this morning.
    Anyone for a J-Curve that we had to have?


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  80. Pfft.

    You’ll go a long way before you find something to take the crown from Bad Boy Bubby.

    Some people say its parody of Adelaide living. I think there is more truth to it than fiction. It just needed a few bodies in a barrel and it would of been a materpiece.


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  81. Pfft.

    You’ll go a long way before you find something to take the crown from Bad Boy Bubby.

    Some people say its parody of Adelaide living. I think there is more truth to it than fiction. It just needed a few bodies in a barrel and it would of been a masterpiece.


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  82. I’m glad Andrew Laming has methodically gone after everyone who’s defamed him. The most recent to issue a grovelling apology was one Mrs Cane Toad, wife of Pirate Man.

    Yes.
    And you know why she went down on bended knee?
    Because, unlike Seven-Nilligan, her legal advice was that she was done cold and, more importantly, her employer wasn’t going to pick up the tab.


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  83. Don’t forget, less than a month after the election the ABC had a round of redundancies & other restructuring.
    This was after they got a budget increase.
    Not a peep from the “Friends of the ABC”.


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  84. Ed Zachary.

    Yep……and again this shows the complete ineptitude of the Liberals under Morrison. They simply refused to fight about anything .

    Insipid liberals.


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  85. Louise “Signal” Milligan.

    PS, did Telegram users see how the app owners have been co-operating with 3 letter agencies around the world?


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  86. Yep……and again this shows the complete ineptitude of the Liberals under Morrison. They simply refused to fight about anything .

    Cassie has put up a good post on that very subject.


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  87. An their ABCcess this morning the Emannuel Goldstein is Gas, we hates it my precioussssss, gollm…gollum…

    Full ballenced ABC chunderism on display with 3 guests all agreeing it was awful wicked stuff we were tricked into using by the evviiil companies followed by a balanced selection of ABC facebook responses and callers in.

    One stood out for me as a guest with a definite bit of skin in the game.
    Some property development council who was stating gas is ba/ electricity is best/ fossil fuels etc. Unmentioned: The money saved by developers in not putting gas onto new developments.

    A curious oversight by the usually laser like hate the ABC brings onto anything to do with property developers.

    Also a council spokes-mongette saying how they would love to ban gas to help them achieve zero emissions in their LGA.

    I hope all these people die cold, alone and in the dark after the power goes out.


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  88. Blackout warnings tonight for NSW.

    No problem.
    Wood heaters, briquette or bottled gas hot water, kerosene lanterns.
    It is a shame that I do not have any of the above.

    And thanks to the power hungry NBN, we now have no phone service during a power outage.


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  89. An their ABCcess this morning the Emannuel Goldstein is Gas, we hates it my precioussssss, gollm…gollum…

    Whom the gods would destroy they first send mad.
    Be nice if the ABC gets blacked out too.
    Forlorn hope, they probably have backup gensets.


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  90. Its a special form of brilliance to splurge a billion on NBN brontosaurus network and at the same time forget to ensure you actually have the electricity to power it.

    Mind you I bet Elon is making out like a bandit with enquiries on his powerwall installations.


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  91. Medical straighteners.
    Asthma Australia promoting their survey showing that three quarters of people supported banning wood fires in urban areas and a majority wanted them banned altogether.
    How to lose support for your cause.


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  92. FiL died at home this morning. Last thing he said was MiL’s name. His body gave up but not his mind. He always wanted to live as long as his Father, who was gassed in WWI and heart attack at 40. Missed by 4 days. Only in recent years did he suffer health wise. On an amusing note, he was an international conference in Canberra. He was introduced to PM Hawke and Howard. His observations of both men enlightening. Hawke calls Howard little Johnnie Howard when he’s shorter and wears platform shoes. Insecure. John Howard tried to talk about things he knew nothing about. A try hard. He did admit later Howard did grow into the job but thought the talent pool was shallow if he got up. Never liked many politicians in the 50 years I knew him. He could be a bit overbearing at times, I dropped him when I was 20, never picked me again. Could have been a test, he was like that. I will miss him.


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  93. feelthebernsays:
    June 14, 2022 at 11:30 am
    Don’t forget, less than a month after the election the ABC had a round of redundancies & other restructuring.

    How many of Their ABC’s “Stars” on their individual contracts were made redundant or “restructured”? What odds that the answer is a number lower than one?


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  94. feelthebernsays:
    June 14, 2022 at 11:43 am
    How long before a midwit calls the Jo Dyer revelation “slut shaming”?

    Only a slut can be shamed?


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  95. Headlining channel 9 news (last night -i thought I’d sent this already) is power calamity, with users in QLD asked to turn off appliances.

    While I’m happy for Labor to dump ruinables in such a crisis, one must be suspicious that the whole ruinables election promises were knowingly false. Labor was always going to dump it like last week’s sushi.

    I just hope the Teals are in tears.


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