Open Thread – Weekend 11 Jun 2022


First Snow, Ivan Shishkin, 1875

1,650 responses to “Open Thread – Weekend 11 Jun 2022”

  1. Bluey Avatar
    Bluey

    Zipstersays:
    June 13, 2022 at 9:06 pm
    Redbank was a 151 MW coal powered plant. It has been converted to a biomass plant

    I have a pellet smoker, maybe I should hook up a generator to it and feed it into the grid

    Doesn’t sound too far off the people using wood gasifiers to run generators. You could be the only person on your street with reliable power!

  2. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    mole at 6.46:

    sub-mong

    Stolen.

  3. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    Too many losing players in CCP’s massive 5G scam and now Beijing faces the dilemma too

    China Insights

    The Chinese Communist Party is spending hundreds of billions of dollars to fund Huawei’s 5G network in an attempt to lead the world in future communications. Many countries are pushing it back including Europe, the US, Japan, and Australia. Growing evidence indicates that CCP’s massive construction of 5G networks in China will only benefit Huawei at the cost of telecom carriers and users. With Huawei’s decline, we see that the 5G race led by it is actually a big scam.

  4. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    cohenite, 7.31:

    And only poseurs and pooftas say dosh.

    Up until 1954, banks were known as dosheries. I remember being sent down to the doshery on Fridays to get tuppenny ha’pence, which would have fed our whole family for a week. On the way down to the doshery I used to tie an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time.

    /Ed

  5. Bourne1879 Avatar
    Bourne1879

    According to Herald Sun and Daily Mail Dan Andrews going to ask Federal Govt to mandate 4th jab for Health Workers. Previously it was the states doing their own thing but clearly Andrews wants the Feds to do it for him.

    Comments on both articles not in favour.

    They just wont stop.

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Didn’t take long.

    Surely they can all settle in, oh, where was it in Queensland again?

  7. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Surely they can all settle in, oh, where was it in Queensland again?”

    Yes…and also the electorates of Kooyong, Wentworth, North Sydney, Goldstein, Curtin, Mackellar and Warringah.

  8. Bruce in WA Avatar
    Bruce in WA

    hmmm … pancetta
    pan fried in chunks and then dropped in potato and leek soup

    and that skanky french bread that has been toasted to death and then rubbed with garlic cloves before smothering in butter and having Parmesan squished on it

    suck shit peasants

    Back in a tick … just have to put my Liteneasy meal in the oven … 🙁

  9. Thefrollickingmole Avatar
    Thefrollickingmole

    Sub-Mong

    Now in white.

    The whiiiite sub-mong…..

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Back in a tick … just have to put my Liteneasy meal in the oven

    McCains Pubsized buttered chicken, in the microwave, and a glass of good red.

  11. Dot Avatar

    After supper, Jesus went up to the Mount of Olives. Only a few of his most loyal disciples followed him. James, Simon Peter and Andrew.

    Simon Peter asked him: Master, how can we know the truth when you leave us for your father’s kingdom?

    Jesus said to him: My friend, you worry far too much. Our Father taught us to reason because we are his children.

    Simon Peter asked: So we should be child like and ask simple questions?

    Jesus said: Yes my friend. It helps to cut through sophistry and deception.

    Simon Peter asked: What could such a question be?

    Jesus laughed, not mocking Simon Peter but ought of joy and love of humanity as Simon Peter was learning like a curious child.

    Jesus then said to all three disciples with him on the Mount of Olives:

    …well, here’s an example –

    “What can Atlassian software do that you cannot do in Microsoft Office?”

    Simon Peter fell to his knees in awe and remarked that this was divine wisdom that guided King Solomon of old.

  12. 132andBush Avatar
    132andBush

    Anyone thinking masks are of some value?

    Probably the best presentation on the subject I’ve seen.
    Starts at the 2:50 mark.

  13. C.L. Avatar
    C.L.

    Cripes, the Queen was beautiful in her youth.
    Margaret possibly more so.
    There are some good sorts in England, to be sure. Makes you wonder why Harry couldn’t meet one of them.

  14. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    NSW too (the Tele):

    Households shivering through freezing cold temperatures across NSW on Monday night have been urged to conserve power in a desperate bid to avoid blackouts amid the ongoing energy crisis.

    Unplanned additional coal-fired power outages in Queensland and a cold snap across the east coast on Monday, on top of soaring demand for gas and other energy infrastructure issues, caused a shortage of electricity threatening to impact NSW this week.

    It was interesting discussing Stone Age cultures this morning, made slightly ironic that contemporary society demands that millions of people in 2022 unnecessarily risk freezing in the dark.

  15. Bluey Avatar
    Bluey

    Bourne1879says:
    June 13, 2022 at 9:17 pm
    According to Herald Sun and Daily Mail Dan Andrews going to ask Federal Govt to mandate 4th jab for Health Workers. Previously it was the states doing their own thing but clearly Andrews wants the Feds to do it for him.

    Comments on both articles not in favour.

    They just wont stop.

    Doesn’t stop members of his government punching down on the public on twitter. Snarky comment about a dog dying is poor form, but it nothing on the two years of what people suffered with lockdowns.

    Not being able to see friends and family, dying rellies. Lost jobs and business. Etc etc. Let alone how they carry on and the lack of accountability in parliament. But no, try to claim the moral high ground because some random snarked about the death of your dog and turn it into what horrible people those anti Vax are.

    I want to see the entire Andrews government burn. They are the worst of
    scum.

  16. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There are some good sorts in England, to be sure. Makes you wonder why Harry couldn’t meet one of them.

    Didn’t one of his ancestors fall for the same trap – gave up his position as an Admiral in the Royal Navy, to become Third mate to a Baltimore tramp steamer?

  17. Bluey Avatar
    Bluey

    https://mobile.twitter.com/_davidlimbrick/status/1536248132497211392?cxt=HHwWgIDUhbDi7NEqAAAA

    Mr. Limbrick says it well. You can find what I’m referring to from there pretty easily. ?

  18. dover0beach Avatar

    PEG
    @pegobry
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    “Don’t like censorship on Twitter? Just make your own Twitter! Also if you make your own Twitter you go to jail.”
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    Dan Primack
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    Government expands investigation into Trump’s social network deal https://axios.com/2022/06/13/government-expands-investigation-trump-social-network-deal

    There is no alternative to political power and authority for the right.

  19. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Blackouts on the East Coast? Riddle me this, thrill seekers. How will the grid cope with all those electric cars?

  20. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    From Cricinfo:
    Warne, who died aged 52 on March 4 when he suffered a heart attack in Thailand, has been posthumously appointed an Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to cricket as a player, role model and commentator, to the community through charitable initiatives, and for philanthropic contributions.
    He may well have deserved a gong – I know nothing about his charitable and philanthropic work – but surely they’re trolling with the “role model” thing.

  21. Bourne1879 Avatar
    Bourne1879

    This article at News.com.au has already had over 900 comments today.

    ‘Outright lying’: Australian scientist hits out at TGA after ‘life-changing’ Covid vaccine injury
    A man left unable to work for eight months after his Covid jab says thousands are suffering “life-changing” neurological symptoms he dubs “long vax”.

  22. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    but surely they’re trolling with the “role model” thing.

    Didn’t he get to chase Elizabeth Hurley into the bushes?

  23. Brislurker Avatar
    Brislurker

    bespokesays:
    June 13, 2022 at 9:41 am
    Reminds me of a discussion with lefty academic. His solution was to give them “indigenous jobs” apart being incredibly patronising. What are those jobs?

    Even when given jobs and profitable enterprises they do nothing. Adele’s Grove in Qld is a perfect example. Not sure what has happened to it, but was handed over to the indigenous and became a disaster. It will be interesting to see what happens to Bramwell Station in far north Qld, which was recently handed over to the indigenous, by the government, thankfully minus stock, but with a thriving accommodation park within. There are others around the far north of Australia left to go to ruin.

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There are others around the far north of Australia left to go to ruin.

    There was one in Western Australia a couple of years ago, where the cattle died of thirst, while the indigenous couldn’t agree on whose job it was to look after the cattle while the “mob” went “walkabout.”

  25. JC Avatar
    JC

    Does anyone get this?

    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.

    The liaison, when both Mr Porter and Ms Dyer were in debating teams at university, is -revealed in a new book, Ego: Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Party’s Civil War, to be released this week.

    Ms Dyer, who was the director of Adelaide Writers’ Week before unsuccessfully running as an independent candidate for the South Australian seat of Boothby, has been the most vocal advocate for justice for the woman known as “Kate”, a former school friend who said she was raped by Mr Porter.

    Kate had claimed she was raped in the early hours of January 10, 1988, at the University of Sydney’s Women’s College after the World Universities Debating Championship.

    Despite Ms Dyer pursuing the historical claims and traversing Mr Porter’s sexual history as a teenager, she never revealed her own sexual history with Mr Porter during the campaign to destroy his political career.

    If Porter had bonked the sheila who made the accusations on behalf of the other sheila who suicided, why didn’t he publicly say so.
    It sounds to me like Porter left a whole bunch of jilted lovers lying around.

  26. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    JC.
    Fairly relevant that Porter bonked Dyer, when she presents herself as someone with no interest apart from “justice for her dead friend”.
    Seven-Nilligan has become very adept at sins of omission.

  27. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    If Christian Porter was a true Christian he would have consulted Titus before rogering his debating team colleagues.

  28. JC Avatar
    JC

    Oh, I get it now. He Titus’ed out. Weak as piss.

  29. JC Avatar
    JC

    Sanchez

    I was just thinking, can you get to the point where Titus’ing would mean you stop all communications with everyone, even to the extent of posting comments on a blog? I think it’s possible.

  30. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    It’s here!

    A large swathe of suburbs across Sydney’s north and the northern beaches have been hit by power outages.

    Electricity distributor Ausgrid said suburbs affected on Monday night included Beacon Hill, Frenchs Forest, Narraweena, Cromer and Dee Why.

    “Our crews are working to safely restore power,” Ausgrid said.

    The outages come as households shivering through freezing cold temperatures across NSW on were urged to conserve power in a desperate bid to avoid blackouts amid the ongoing energy crisis.

    Unplanned additional coal-fired power outages in Queensland and a cold snap across the east coast on Monday, on top of soaring demand for gas and other energy infrastructure issues, caused a shortage of electricity threatening to impact NSW this week.

    In response to the cascading problem, the Australian Energy Market Operator urged NSW residents to conserve power from 8pm and Queensland from as early as 5pm on Monday.

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

    It was expected AEMO would be able to intervene enough to avoid load shedding and blackouts overnight, but the risk remains while ongoing cold weather and unplanned outages push the national grid to the brink.

    The federal government will receive rolling briefings on the issue in the coming days, with sources confirming the weather would potentially be the deciding factor in whether blackouts took place.

    Daily Tele

  31. JC Avatar
    JC

    Cryptos are deadsky. Gonski.

    Bitcoin USD (BTC-USD)

    23,363.38-4,261.09 (-15.43%)
    As of 02:40PM UTC. Market open.

  32. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I do hope the AEMO respects the wishes of teal electorates and prioritizes them for shut-downs whenever fossil fuel energy demand exceeds supply.
    It’s what they want, more than anything else in the whole wide world.

  33. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    Hey hey I’ve got the ‘rona! I’ve had much worse. Had it for three nights. Symptoms are headache, dry cough, sore joints, sore lower back, lack of appetite, lack of energy and I probably had a fever on night two. My nose hasn’t been blocked at all. Today I’ve got my appetite and energy back. Hopefully that’s it and I’m back to normal in a day or two.

  34. John Sheldrick Avatar

    Cryptos are deadsky. Gonski.

    Bitcoin USD (BTC-USD)

    23,363.38-4,261.09 (-15.43%)
    As of 02:40PM UTC. Market open.

    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.

  35. John Sheldrick Avatar

    Hey hey I’ve got the ‘rona! I’ve had much worse. Had it for three nights. Symptoms are headache, dry cough, sore joints, sore lower back, lack of appetite, lack of energy and I probably had a fever on night two. My nose hasn’t been blocked at all. Today I’ve got my appetite and energy back. Hopefully that’s it and I’m back to normal in a day or two.

    Have you been jabbed with the drug thingy and had all the boosters?

    I remain unjabbed and haven’t had the virus thingy. I don’t expect to either as I have a Great Immune System.

    I do have a Cold though. No vaccine for this, just the normal cure being…………..Errrrrrrrrr. What was that again Doc? More red wine? Really? No, not really………….

  36. Barking Toad Avatar
    Barking Toad

    It’s here

    Hahaha – oh the ironing.

  37. Winston Smith Avatar

    DoverBeach:

    When will we say, No?

    We’ve been saying ‘No’ for 30 years. Our leaders have been saying ‘suck it up, bigots’ for the same 30 years.
    It’s a bit like the WA Premier stating “I don’t care if 90% of WA wants the death penalty back in, it’s not happening.”
    We have lost control of the direction our society is moving in.
    Simples.
    And until we are prepared to take control back, it’s just going to get worse.

  38. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    If Porter had bonked the sheila who made the accusations on behalf of the other sheila who suicided, why didn’t he publicly say so.

    Because that would tend to validate the accusations in the Public’s eyes, and he still hade a political career at that time?

    It sounds to me like Porter left a whole bunch of jilted lovers lying around.

    So what?

  39. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    There are some good sorts in England, to be sure. Makes you wonder why Harry couldn’t meet one of them.

    He’s a Flamer?

  40. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    Mark Knight (on footballer Bailey Smith, who allowed himself to be photographed snorting coke).

  41. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    David Rowe (has raging Trump Derangement).

  42. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Mr Dimery was speaking just ahead of departing for Europe, where he will hold talks as part of Alinta’s investigations into switching Loy Yang B to run on biomass, rather than brown coal.

    He could not provide details of the plans due to confidentiality arrangements, but said government support would be needed to set up the supply chain for the biomass fuel.

    Sounds like a plan.
    Australia has billions of useless native gum trees that burn down every 5 years anyway.

  43. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    Pride is a ‘celebration of perversion’

    Spiked Online’s Brendan O’Neill says Pride has become about celebrating all sexualities – even those that are “obviously perverted and degraded”.

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

    “I am bamboozled that anyone would bring a child to Pride, where you often see almost naked men, people being whipped, you see people behaving like dogs.

    “Something has gone dreadfully wrong.”

  44. Gabor Avatar
    Gabor

    They are dropping one by one.
    Jordan Gatley a British mercenary is the latest victim in the Ukrainian fighting.
    Quit his job as a soldier in the UK army to go and fight in Ukraine, and was shot dead.
    RIP, but bad choice in life.

  45. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    A friend of mine who is senior in emergency medicine says that they’re seeing way more emergency admissions of kids for flu now than ever before because covid lockdowns stopped them from developing normal immune systems. He says no-one knows whether that kind of effect of anti-covid measures will be permanent.

    Influenza isn’t an infectious disease, so his reasoning is faulty.
    Way more kids in Emergency, eh?
    I wonder what might be causing that?

  46. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Jordan Gatley a British mercenary is the latest victim in the Ukrainian fighting.
    Quit his job as a soldier in the UK army to go and fight in Ukraine, and was shot dead.

    Not seeing how he could be described as a “victim”.
    Anyway, the Uke Army will be surrendering en masse pretty soon, all the foreign Mercenaries will be handed over to Russia for interrogation and Trial, followed by either The Rope or an extended period labouring in Siberia.
    Putin has said there’ll be no Prisoner Exchanges for Azov Battalioneers or Mercenaries.

  47. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    Dyer, Dyer. Pants on fire!

  48. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    Have to agree with Ed victoms do not have choice.

  49. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    Australia has billions of useless native gum trees that burn down every 5 years anyway.

    The only sensible thing you have said in a while. But sadly no, we will not use OUR holy trees, but import less holy trees at vast expense from the US.

  50. Gabor Avatar
    Gabor

    Ed Case says:
    June 14, 2022 at 5:23 am

    Jordan Gatley a British mercenary is the latest victim in the Ukrainian fighting.
    Quit his job as a soldier in the UK army to go and fight in Ukraine, and was shot dead.

    Not seeing how he could be described as a “victim”.

    Fine, call him a casualty then.
    Do you need to be such a supercilious jerk all the time?

  51. Gabor Avatar
    Gabor

    bespoke says:

    June 14, 2022 at 5:45 am

    Have to agree with Ed victoms do not have choice.

    Pot…

  52. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    He had no business going over. And added to the tragedy.

  53. Gabor Avatar
    Gabor

    bespoke says:
    June 14, 2022 at 5:55 am

    He had no business going over. And added to the tragedy.

    That’s what I said, bad choice in life.
    Nothing new about it, there were over 35 thousand ‘volunteers’ fighting in the Spanish civil war.
    Mostly between their various factions, btw, and used by the Spanish as cannon fodder.

  54. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    And all I said he wasn’t a victom and because it’s been done before is irrelevant on its own. Btw My grandad was a mercenarie in Africa, also irrelevant.

  55. Gabor Avatar
    Gabor

    bespoke says:
    June 14, 2022 at 6:19 am

    In a pugnacious mood again I see, calm down, don’t feel like a “victom”.

  56. Gabor Avatar
    Gabor

    bespoke says:
    June 14, 2022 at 6:19 am

    Also, read what I said, I actually agreed with you.

  57. bespoke Avatar
    bespoke

    It’s your reaction to what was a miner disagreement on terminology that stands out, Gabor.

  58. Gabor Avatar
    Gabor

    bespoke says:
    June 14, 2022 at 6:31 am

    It’s your reaction to what was a miner disagreement on terminology that stands out, Gabor.

    Giving up here Boss. (if you can place the paraphrase)

  59. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Not seeing how he could be described as a “victim”.

    The power cuts affecting the eastern seaboard must be having some sort of effect, because this is almost sensible.

    Jordan Gatley a British mercenary is the latest victim in the Ukrainian fighting.
    Quit his job as a soldier in the UK army to go and fight in Ukraine, and was shot dead.

    If this is correct, then a more accurate descriptor would be ‘killed at work’.

    It is not unusual for professional soldiers – particularly those who have seen some type of combat before – to leave their jobs and look for mercenary work. Been happening for decades – certainly since the end of WWII, and standing armies of mercs used to roam medieval Europe.

    It may give the dunderheads proclaiming their intent to drive trucks full of ‘medical supplies’ and ‘blankets’ to ‘Ukrainian civilians in need’ pause for thought.

  60. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Nobody can eat 50 eggs.

  61. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    We’ve been saying ‘No’ for 30 years. Our leaders have been saying ‘suck it up, bigots’ for the same 30 years.

    Try 50 years- multiculturalism supported by both sides of the unipardy. Insulting and dangerous.

  62. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    ““Something has gone dreadfully wrong.””

    But “love is love”…..isn’t it? Anyway, we ain’t seen nothing yet.

  63. Gabor Avatar
    Gabor

    Knuckle Dragger says:
    June 14, 2022 at 6:39 am

    Nobody can eat 50 eggs.

    Bloody hell, I never thought any of you jokers will get it.
    So much for that.

  64. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    JCsays:

    June 14, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Cryptos are deadsky. Gonski.

    Shock, horror!
    Nobody could of seen this coming!

  65. 132andBush Avatar
    132andBush

    JC says:
    June 14, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Sanchez

    I was just thinking, can you get to the point where Titus’ing would mean you stop all communications with everyone, even to the extent of posting comments on a blog? I think it’s possible.

    It’s also possible that people get so far up themselves you can see daylight out their arses.

  66. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    The NT News:

    Bodies of “tortured civilians” with shocking wounds and their hands and legs tied up have been discovered in a mass grave near Kyiv.

    Another seven bodies, several with their hands and legs tied, have been found in a grave near Bucha, Ukraine, the regional police said Monday.

    “Seven civilians were tortured by the Russians then executed in a cowardly manner with a bullet to the head,” Kyiv regional police chief Andriy Nebytov said on Facebook, saying “several victims had their hands tied and knees bound”.

    “This grave was discovered today in an area where Russian troops were stationed near the village of Myrotske” which lies some 10 km northwest of Bucha, he said.

    There’s a photo accompanying this piece. It’s of an industrial trench, eight feet or more wide and about 60 metres long. Said trench also curves, so it finishes at 90 degrees from where it starts. It varies from three to four feet deep. There are seven (clean) black body bags in various positions in the trench, which is being looked over by a priest and a couple of other random punters. The trench is bone dry.

    So either a) these people have been killed, bagged, thrown in the trench, buried, been found, examined, put back in the bags which have been cleaned and repositioned for the photo, b) killed, buried, dug up, examined, bagged and put back in the trench in the ‘found’ positions for the photo, c) Russian soldiers’ bodies have been bagged and thrown into a trench for the photo of ‘civilians’, or d) Ukrainian soldiers’ bodies have been bagged and thrown into the trench for the photo of ‘civilians’.

    Or e) – none of the above. The propaganda units on both sides aren’t even trying any more.

    Incidentally – if they are the bodies of Ukrainian civilians, and they are some of the people who took the Uke government’s weapons they were giving away hand over fist, then they’re not civilians any more.

  67. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    The stench is getting stinkier.

    Rape activist Jo Dyer’s secret Christian Porter sex history

    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.

    The liaison, when both Mr Porter and Ms Dyer were in debating teams at university, is -revealed in a new book, Ego: Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Party’s Civil War, to be released this week.

    Ms Dyer, who was the director of Adelaide Writers’ Week before unsuccessfully running as an independent candidate for the South Australian seat of Boothby, has been the most vocal advocate for justice for the woman known as “Kate”, a former school friend who said she was raped by Mr Porter.

    Kate had claimed she was raped in the early hours of January 10, 1988, at the University of Sydney’s Women’s College after the World Universities Debating Championship.

    Despite Ms Dyer pursuing the historical claims and traversing Mr Porter’s sexual history as a teenager, she never revealed her own sexual history with Mr Porter during the campaign to destroy his political career.

    The new book Ego, by Australian Financial Review senior correspondent Aaron Patrick, reveals Mr Porter’s and Ms Dyer’s sexual history. “Dyer knew Porter from debating too. 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’.”

    Patrick told The Australian he took this “as confirmation”.

    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.’’

    Ms Dyer said she was drawn into the Porter controversy in 2019 when she was approached by Kate, a friend from her South Australian debating days, to whom she had not spoken for decades. Kate told her she had been raped by Mr Porter in Sydney when they were both teenagers and she needed her help.

    Mr Porter has vehemently denied the allegations.

    Kate took the allegations to police in February 2020 but on June 23 that year said she no longer wished to pursue them.

    On June 24, Kate, who had a history of mental illness, took her own life. Police later dropped the investigation.

    The death of Kate ignited a campaign targeting Mr Porter that has embroiled high-profile media identities and one of Sydney’s top silks, and culminated in Mr Porter’s resignation from politics.

    According to Federal Court proceedings, Ms Dyer and ABC Four Corners journalist Louise Milligan were in contact three days after Kate’s death at the suggestion of mutual friend Nick Ryan. Court documents show Ms Dyer was also in text-message contact with ABC journalist Annabel Crabb. Crabb told Ms Dyer she felt “a boiling sense of rage and grief’’ and considered Mr Porter to be “amazingly arrogant to think you can mistreat people and get away with it forever’’.

    Crabb then made her home available for Milligan to interview Ms Dyer for Four Corners and informed Ms Dyer about Milligan’s progress (“spoke to L today she is making good progress’’).

    Crabb also provided feedback to Ms Dyer after the interview.

    “I just had a message from her saying ‘Jo was amazing’ ’’.

    In the interview aired on ABC’s Four Corners “Inside the Canberra Bubble” in November 2020, Ms Dyer told Milligan that Kate was a “star” and she imagined her life would be “one of skyrocketing success of achievement”.

    The interview, which aired on March 8, 2021, also touched on Ms Dyer’s relationship with Mr Porter. She described him as “charming” and “very confident”, with an “assuredness that was perhaps born of privilege”.

    She also said Mr Porter “did not appear to treat women and hold women with respect”.

    She described Mr Porter as “brash, blond and breezy”.

    “The South Australian teams and the WA teams did become quite good friends,” she said.

    Ms Dyer told Milligan she had lost touch with Kate in the late 1980s and early 90s and had not heard from her until 2019.

    “We had a bit of a falling out at one point about debating club politics, if you can believe that,” she said. “There was an occasion where we were engaged in a bit too aggressive banter that maybe crossed a line, which she didn’t appreciate, and that just accelerated the different paths on which we were on.”

    When contacted by The Australian over whether Milligan knew about Ms Dyer’s intimate relationship with Mr Porter when she reported the story, the ABC responded that it “didn’t customarily comment on what information its journalists had”.

    In a subsequent article in February 2021, Milligan alleged there was a suspected rapist in cabinet.

    Mr Porter revealed himself as the cabinet minister in question on March 3, 2021, but launched a legal action against the ABC less than two weeks later.

    “I did not sleep with the victim. We didn’t have anything of that nature happen between us … I can say to you all it didn’t happen,” he said at his press conference.

    Ms Dyer launched legal action that successfully blocked barrister Sue Chrysanthou SC from acting for Mr Porter.

    She alleged conflict of interest that arose from a meeting between Ms Dyer and Ms Chrysanthou in November 2020 over an article published in The Australian. Ms Dyer said Ms Chrysanthou had received confidential information she could misuse.

    The court ordered Ms Chrysanthou off the case. Subsequently Mr Porter and the ABC settled the defamation case.

    During one court hearing, Ms Dyer said she wanted the rape allegation aired to prevent Mr Porter becoming prime minister.

    When the defamation case was discontinued, Mr Porter said the accusations could never be proven to the criminal or civil standard. “You can never turn back the clock on this sort of reporting, and that’s why it’s so wrong,” he said.

    Ms Chrysanthou and Mr Porter were ordered to pay more than $430,000 for Ms Dyer in legal costs relating to whether the barrister could appear in the case.

    In December last year, Mr Porter announced he was quitting politics. In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald in January, Ms Dyer said, after Mr Porter’s resignation, “it feels like the end of something’’.

    What is a “rape activist”?

  68. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    What’s the craziest COVID rule you can remember?
    I’ll go first.
    NRL players didn’t have to wear a mask in the sheds.
    But then had to wear a mask when walking from the sheds to the field which was then dumped before they ran onto the field.
    Then they had to put a mask on when they left the field, to the sheds, which they could then take off again.
    The QLD architect of this was just given a gong for this decree.

  69. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Another thing Porter’s team should have been on the front foot with.

  70. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    How sweet this is, the residents of North Sydney, Warringah and Mackellar can shiver all week.
    But, but, what about the sun and the wind? I’m sorry, I can’t stop laughing.

    Blackout on Northern Beaches amid market operator call for NSW households to conserve power

    Suburbs across Sydney’s north were struck by blackouts, after the energy market operator warned NSW households to conserve power in anticipation of an electricity shortage.

    A large swathe of suburbs across Sydney’s north and the northern beaches have been hit by power outages.

    Electricity distributor Ausgrid said suburbs affected on Monday night included Beacon Hill, Frenchs Forest, Narraweena, Cromer and Dee Why.

    “Our crews are working to safely restore power,” Ausgrid said.

    The outages come as households shivering through freezing cold temperatures across NSW on were urged to conserve power in a desperate bid to avoid blackouts amid the ongoing energy crisis.

    I do hope these residents don’t get too upset, after all, they’re doing their bit for the cliiiiiimaaaaate.

    Perhaps they should complain to local Teal MP.

    LOL…more please.

  71. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    Ed Case says:
    June 14, 2022 at 5:17 am

    Influenza isn’t an infectious disease

    No. It is a form of topiary, as everyone knows.

  72. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    Cassie – sooooo sweet.

    Next step it to suggest some windmills on the headlands, and large rusty wave generators on the beaches.

  73. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebernsays:
    June 14, 2022 at 7:27 am
    Another thing Porter’s team should have been on the front foot with.”

    Yep……and again this shows the complete ineptitude of the Liberals under Morrison. They simply refused to fight about anything . It was pretty obvious from the beginning that this was an orchestrated attack, driven by the ABC, other media scum and a monstrous regimen of well-heeled Adelaide women.

  74. John Avatar
    John

    We are going to the World Cup.

  75. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    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..”

  76. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    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?

  77. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    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)

  78. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    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

  79. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Jo Dyer, the Adelaide arts administrator

    Stop. Enough.

    That’s all anyone needs to know. It’s about attention.

  80. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    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.

  81. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Dyer described their encounter as ‘entirely inconsequential”

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

  82. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    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.

  83. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    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?

  84. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “It is obvious that “Kate” imagined herself as Porter’s future bride and he didn’t reciprocate.”

    Yep.

  85. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    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.

  86. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    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.

  87. calli Avatar
    calli

    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!

  88. calli Avatar
    calli

    “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.

  89. calli Avatar
    calli

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

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

  90. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Influenza isn’t an infectious disease, so his reasoning is faulty.

    Dr Dickless has spoken.

  91. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    “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.

  92. John Sheldrick Avatar

    Nobody can eat 50 eggs.

    I bet that a hungry Goanna can. Does that count?

  93. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    What Porter Donne to Dyer.
    Never send to know for whom the belle tells; it tells for thee.

    There no such thing as a casual root.

  94. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    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.

  95. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “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.

  96. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “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.

  97. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    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.

  98. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

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

  99. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    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?

  100. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    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?

  101. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    What a time to be alive.
    QLD has 3 green members of the HoR’s.

  102. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    “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.

  103. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    Statistically insignificant?
    What does that even mean?

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

  104. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    What Porter Donne to Dyer.
    Never send to know for whom the belle tells; it tells for thee.

    Exceptional work, FarmerG.

  105. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    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?

  106. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    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.

  107. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    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!

  108. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Exceptional work, FarmerG.

    Not one bit punny in my opinion.

  109. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    He did not even have one standard deviation.

    Good Lord. The Cat is on fire this morning.

  110. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    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.

  111. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    Not one bit punny in my opinion.

    Bullshit artists are unappreciated in their time.
    More good clean pun.

  112. flyingduk Avatar
    flyingduk

    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?

  113. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

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

  114. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    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?

  115. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    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”.

  116. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    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.

  117. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    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.

  118. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    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?”

  119. John Sheldrick Avatar

    Today, 40 years ago, the Falklands War came to an end with the Argentinian surrender (14th of June, 1982).

  120. rugbyskier Avatar
    rugbyskier

    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.

  121. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    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.’’

  122. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    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.

  123. Timothy Neilson Avatar
    Timothy Neilson

    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.

  124. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    They’ve just posted on LinkedIn about how ASIC should have been protecting investors from all this.

    Wut?
    No.

  125. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

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

  126. John Sheldrick Avatar

    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……………………….

  127. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

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

    Ah.
    The National Health Service model from the UK.

  128. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    “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.

  129. calli Avatar
    calli

    It is on the public record that Christian and I got on well when we first met

    Lol. That’s one way of putting it.

  130. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    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.

  131. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    100% true, that story

    I only ever tell 100% truthy stories.

  132. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    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.

  133. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

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

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

  134. P Avatar
    P

    ARE SOUTHERN BAPTISTS STILL PEOPLE OF THE BOOK?
    by Tom Ascol
    6 . 13 . 22
    N.B. Titus mentioned in the article

  135. flyingduk Avatar
    flyingduk

    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.

  136. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    N.B. Titus mentioned in the article

    So Titus is a go-to guy for Southern Baptists?
    The pieces are starting to fall into place.

  137. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    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.

  138. flyingduk Avatar
    flyingduk

    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.

  139. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    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.

  140. Old School Conservative Avatar
    Old School Conservative

    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.

  141. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    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.

  142. calli Avatar
    calli

    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.

  143. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    Best Adelaide story is It’s grossly improper by Des Ryan and Mike McKeown.

  144. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    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).

  145. Old School Conservative Avatar
    Old School Conservative

    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.

  146. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    Best Adelaide movie is The Plumber

  147. calli Avatar
    calli

    Best Adelaide Name is our own Nelson Kidd_Players.

  148. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    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.

  149. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    So Titus isn’t really the authority then?
    That is disappointing news.

  150. calli Avatar
    calli

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

  151. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    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.

  152. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    We are going to the World Cup

    Wot sport?

  153. calli Avatar
    calli

    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.

  154. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    We are going to the World Cup

    The one where approx. 15,000 migrant workers have died building the facilities.

  155. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    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.

  156. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    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.

  157. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    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.

  158. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    The Grauniad may yet be Lord Waffleworth’s greatest achievement.

  159. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    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.

  160. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Note to self: Read up on customs before attending a wedding in Uzbekistan.

  161. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    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.

  162. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    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

  163. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    Fist Quarterly.

    Bern, please tell me that doesn’t exist.

  164. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    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?

  165. shatterzzz Avatar
    shatterzzz

    I’m guessing there wouldn’t be overmuch media interest in this company going broke if it involved, mainly, white customers ……….!
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-14/youpla-acbf-deny-suggestions-of-insolvent-trading/101053048

  166. incoherent rambler Avatar
    incoherent rambler

    quadruple-barrelled surnames?

    The risk is high e.g. Green and Cox marriage

  167. John Sheldrick Avatar

    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.

  168. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    Speaking of silver coins.. why can one buy 1oz silver kangaroos for less than the current silver price?

    https://www.apmex.com/product/241957/2022-australia-1-oz-silver-kangaroo-bu

  169. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    my stupid – that is obviously USD

  170. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    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.

  171. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    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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