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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 9:32 pm

There are another 90 ip addresses that were banned from the joke ‘furniture store’ for the disgusting anti jewish and russia loving crap they dragged.

next time I will copy it directly here.

And there we have it.
Confirmation of what the Furniture Store has been about all along.
Harvesting private information … for whatever purpose, who knows?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 16, 2022 9:37 pm

She believes Albanese is a fool, that most of his cabinet are idiots, & that Australia is in for tough & miserable economic times purely due to incompetence by the federal ALP.

Have you commended the lady on her judgement? She’s doing well so far!

Zipster
June 16, 2022 9:44 pm

She believes Albanese is a fool, that most of his cabinet are idiots, & that Australia is in for tough & miserable economic times purely due to incompetence by the federal ALP.

factcheck: TRUE

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 9:44 pm

Do your worst arsehole.
Publish the lot.
Then let’s see where cards fall.

Frank
Frank
June 16, 2022 9:46 pm

Her final observation: She is struggling to process just how stupid Albanese & co actually are, to be unaware of the loud & clear message they have sent to the world’s poor.

They know perfectly well the messages they are sending.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 16, 2022 9:51 pm

They bred them tough, in the old days…from the Arctic convoys of World War Two. No “Gen snowflakes” there…

“Men on the upper decks of the Polish destroyer “Garland” suffered shocking casualties from bomb near- misses. At Murmansk’ the words ‘LONG LIVE POLAND” were found scrawled on the ship’s upper works, in it’s crew’s blood. “They were hard men” a Merchant Navy officer said, respectfully.

“All Hell Let Loose”, Max Hastings, P290.

Dot
Dot
June 16, 2022 9:51 pm

LOL

NFI thinks Bird (central coast, NSW) and (southern VIC) are the same person.

rickw
rickw
June 16, 2022 9:51 pm

demand destruction

Which is people / business / life destruction.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Have you commended the lady on her judgement? She’s doing well so far!

It rather surprised me too.
She had to work it all out for herself, as they get no prompting from me, & most of the customer base are union to the core.

She absolutely loves Donald Trump, believes him to be the world’s “only hope” and is bitterly disappointed that he is not President anymore. She is quite worried for the USA – quite some of her schoolfriends & old workmates have migrated to USA.

rickw
rickw
June 16, 2022 9:53 pm

Watching Albo’s instagram feed must be like watching an open sewer.

miltonf
miltonf
June 16, 2022 9:57 pm

Have any of these campus marxists said ‘learn to code’ yet?

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
June 16, 2022 9:59 pm

Heres one for the West Aust farmers…W.A crop yielded 28 million tonne of grain. The max that can be shipped out of WA ports is approx 18 million tonne. Hmmm..so it seems if this year is a above average year a lot of mothballed CBH bins might be put back into use.

NoFixedAddress
NoFixedAddress
June 16, 2022 10:00 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
June 16, 2022 at 9:32 pm

There are another 90 ip addresses that were banned from the joke ‘furniture store’ for the disgusting anti jewish and russia loving crap they dragged.

next time I will copy it directly here.

And there we have it.
Confirmation of what the Furniture Store has been about all along.
Harvesting private information … for whatever purpose, who knows?

So there we have it….

An actual self acknowledged panzi protecting his banned mate bird’s anti-semite and pro putin commentary.

90 banned ip sites yet to be published dog panzi.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 10:08 pm

Don’t antagonise them Dot.
You’ll only make it worse for Bird.

NoFixedAddress
NoFixedAddress
June 16, 2022 10:12 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
June 16, 2022 at 9:44 pm

Do your worst arsehole.
Publish the lot.
Then let’s see where cards fall.

I am you dog because I am sick of anti Jewish commentary.

Bring it on you false flagger.

you haven’t got the guts nor the balls.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 10:15 pm

Red herring, meet wild goose.
🙂

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 10:16 pm

I am you dog because I am sick of anti Jewish commentary.

Are you accusing me of that?
Why, that’s actionable.
And you have no standing here.

Zipster
June 16, 2022 10:18 pm

demand destruction

Which is people / business / life destruction.

the fact they double down on the bullshit that caused the catastrophe that is unfolding suggest strongly that this is exactly the plan.

there some very worrying signs on the horizon. There are reports that russia will mobilise because of the china-taiwan situation. not sure what to make of this, but I guess we will find out in the next couple of months.

Zipster
June 16, 2022 10:21 pm

Have any of these campus marxists said ‘learn to code’ yet?

they will have to program an abacus if there’s no electrickery

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 16, 2022 10:26 pm

Dark Emu rebuttal added to school reading list

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An hour ago June 16, 2022
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A critique of Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu has been included by Victoria’s curriculum authority on a resource list for the state’s Australian history teachers to use in the classroom.

In the latest challenge to Professor Pascoe’s work, a book by anthropologist Peter Sutton and archaeologist Keryn Walshe – which says Dark Emu relies on colonial accounts as sources – has been endorsed by the state’s curriculum chiefs.

Professor Pascoe says before European conquest, Indigenous Australians engaged in sophisticated agricultural and farming techniques. He contends that precolonial Aboriginal people sometimes lived in houses and villages and employed technology to harvest food.

Professor Sutton and Dr ­Walshe challenge this, claiming Indigenous Australians were “complex hunter-gatherers”.

Their work, Farmers or ­hunter-gatherers? The Dark Emu debate, was published last year and has been added to a list of optional resources, alongside Dark Emu, for teachers and now thousands of year 11 and 12 students across the state to use in the study of Australian history.

Professor Sutton, from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian museum, said if students were being given Dark Emu without a critical analysis of the work, they were being “misled”.

NoFixedAddress
NoFixedAddress
June 16, 2022 10:30 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
June 16, 2022 at 10:16 pm

I am you dog because I am sick of anti Jewish commentary.

Are you accusing me of that?
Why, that’s actionable.
And you have no standing here.

ROFL

Do you and the dot get together in your, what was it dot mid coast and south victorian courthouses, and decide jurisprudence?

No wonder you both(?) use the bird effigy for your sicko anti Jewish outpourings.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 10:35 pm

Bird isn’t at all well.
Or so he tells me.
The only reason he gets to dump his anti-Semitic tripe is because he gets free rein to do so at the Furniture Store.
You will note that he gets disappeared very quickly when he turns up here.
Why doesn’t the same thing happen at Tumbleweed Central?
Is it because the admin over there really agrees with much of what Bird has to say?

Dot
Dot
June 16, 2022 10:36 pm

No wonder you both(?) use the bird effigy for your sicko anti Jewish outpourings.

First time I have been accused (?) of being a GMB sock puppet.

Bird would probably find that quite amusing, as would Soon, JC, IT, Sinclair etc.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 10:37 pm

Even m0nster was smart enough to cut Bird off at the pass.
And Adam too … eventually.
Does he show up at CL’s? Nup.
So how come the only forum Bird has is at the Furniture Store?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 10:38 pm

Dot.
Check you PM account at Discord.

Gabor
Gabor
June 16, 2022 10:46 pm

Even m0nster was smart enough to cut Bird off at the pass.
And Adam too … eventually.

Eventually?
He seemed to agree with him and cut him off only when the majority of his readers disappeared.
He was fast enough to ban his critics but.

Weak as piss.

NoFixedAddress
NoFixedAddress
June 16, 2022 10:48 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
June 16, 2022 at 10:35 pm

Bird isn’t at all well.
Or so he tells me.
The only reason he gets to dump his anti-Semitic tripe is because he gets free rein to do so at the Furniture Store.
You will note that he gets disappeared very quickly when he turns up here.
Why doesn’t the same thing happen at Tumbleweed Central?
Is it because the admin over there really agrees with much of what Bird has to say?

So Sancho ‘Bird’ Panzer,

What will you do about your anti Jewish problem?

You are just binned when you drop your shit at freedomaustralia…

and I noted you made no comment about freedomphilippines but a dog like you knows not to expose too much of their perverted mind.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 10:50 pm

Well, I was going with benefit of the doubt Gabor, but now that you mention it …
Point is, everyone who really wants to manage Bird’s excesses – whatever the motivation – manages to do so.
With one glaring standout.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 10:52 pm

and I noted you made no comment about freedomphilippines but a dog like you knows not to expose too much of their perverted mind.

As Snowcone would say, “I think we’ll take that as a comment”.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 10:55 pm

We all know that a lot of dodgy stuff perpetrated by ex-pats in SE Asia is done under cover of bogus charities.

Gabor
Gabor
June 16, 2022 10:57 pm

Footnote: A couple of the people commenting under Albanese’s Instagram are former staff of mine, who played up & got themselves deported back to Sri Lanka. They know the back to Biloela family lied & scammed all the way. They approve of it, coz it worked.

Judging by the number of staff you are employing, you must be running a Hilton on steroids.
Or the turnover is such that you spend most of the day interviewing new employees.

Amazing.

NoFixedAddress
NoFixedAddress
June 16, 2022 10:57 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
June 16, 2022 at 10:37 pm

Even m0nster was smart enough to cut Bird off at the pass.
And Adam too … eventually.
Does he show up at CL’s? Nup.
So how come the only forum Bird has is at the Furniture Store?

and you panzi and dot are defending him because why???
because I have announced I will publish every single ip he used.

you are now exposed as anti Jewish creeps defending a publicly acknowledged anti Jewish creep.

GMB is he Dot?

So you are all anti Jewish creeps together.

Good to know.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 11:06 pm

No-one is defending Bird.
Just passing on the not very startling news that he is several sandwiches and a bottle of ginger beer short of a full picnic.
Kangaroos loose in the top paddock.
Pallet short of a load.
Not all oars in the water.
His rantings are some sort of online Tourettes.
The best thing you can do is not give him a platform.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 11:08 pm

While you are here NFI, do you have any thoughts on Dover’s blog and how it is run?
Don’t be shy.
Give us some honest feedback.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 11:19 pm

Gabor, I may not have been paying attention, but which of AdamD’s critics got banned?
Not disputing it, just that I didn’t see it.
And I kind of dropped out of there pretty quickly.

Top Ender
Top Ender
June 16, 2022 11:26 pm

Continuing from Zulu’s link

Professor Sutton, from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian museum, said if students were being given Dark Emu without a critical analysis of the work, they were being “misled”.

“I think that’s quite shameful. Let’s say the Dalai Lama tells you that two and two makes five. You say, look, with all due respect, your spiritual highness, two and two does not make five,” he told The Australian.

“So this issue is not really about Bruce … It’s about whether students are being guided … in terms of reliable sources of factual information.”

Professor Pascoe’s 2014 work, Dark Emu Black Seeds: agriculture or accident?, has been included on the same list since at least 2015 according to a VCAA resource list dated that year.

It argues that the economy and culture of Indigenous Australians before European conquest has been undervalued, and that journals and diaries of explorers revealed “a much more complicated Aboriginal economy than the primitive hunter-gatherer lifestyle we had been told was the simple lot of Australia’s First People.”

Professor Sutton and Dr ­Walshe “contend that Pascoe is broadly wrong” and say Indigenous Australians were “hunter-gatherers-plus” whose “hunting, fishing and gathering economy was far more complex than might be imagined from the word ‘mere’.”

Dark Emu is listed as an optional resource in two NSW high school subject “sample programs” – they include stage 6 Investigating science and Stage 4 Technology Mandatory – but it is not a prescribed text.

Nor is Professor Sutton’s work.

Queensland and Western Australia recommend neither book as a prescribed or recommended resource.

Professor Sutton, an anthropologist since 1969, said students should have the opportunity to review both pieces of work, not Dark Emu alone. “(Dark Emu should) either be excluded on the basis that it’s been disproved by the heavy weight of Aboriginal evidence in our expert opinion or you present both that book and its answer and you get the students to compare the pair,” he said.

“I often say to people ‘Don‘t read our book first. Go and buy a copy of Dark Emu, have a good read, then read ours,’ ”

Professor Pascoe did not respond to a request for comment.

A spokesman from Victoria’s Department of Education said books were selected by individual schools to support teachers in delivering the state’s curriculum.

“Texts to support the implementation of the Victorian curriculum are determined by individual schools, consistent with advice provided by the Department of Education and Training on the selection of suitable teaching resources,” he said.

“Farmers or hunter-gatherers: The Dark Emu debate by Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe is not on any of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s prescribed text lists for senior secondary VCE studies. However, the book is on a list of optional resources that teachers may use to explore a range of different interpretations of the past in the study of VCE Australian History Units 3 and 4.”

Professor Sutton described his work as a “forensic examination” of Professor Pascoe’s, whom he said omitted evidence that did not suit his theory and relied too heavily on the work of European explorers.

Professor Sutton’s work is included in the optional reading list for the VCE subject area “from custodianship to the Anthropocene (60,000 BCE-1901)”.

A spokeswoman for the ­national curriculum authority, the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority, said it did not recommend books for students to read.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 16, 2022 11:28 pm

Catching up.

This is firmly in the top ten greatest examples of flickbaiting I’ve ever seen.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 16, 2022 11:30 pm

which of AdamD’s critics got banned?

The egg_roomba, for bagging some nice Cat ladies who dropped in for a chat. He though Delta was groogs. Like you’re Bird, according to the Shop founder.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 16, 2022 11:30 pm

Less offensive than Johnny C and more useful than Hoovie.

This guy covers the practical aspects of towing safety, complete with models. Worth a look and learn whether you’re contemplating the big lap or not:

A demonstration of moment of inertia we can all understand: Towing Dynamics explained with beer, wine and bulldog clips

Using a model on a rolling road to demonstrate trailer stability: The truth about weight distribution and trailers…proven!

He also reviews off road capabilities of certain vehicles, driving techniques and equipment.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 11:33 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:

June 16, 2022 at 11:30 pm

which of AdamD’s critics got banned?

Oh, I thought Gabor was talking early days.
And what on earth is “flickbaiting”?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 16, 2022 11:41 pm

Flickbaiting:

The next generation of Squidgies is the Bio Tough Flick Bait. A sophisticated, soft stick bait shape with a proven track record for regularly catching really tricky customers, even in clear, hard-fished waters.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 11:45 pm

And you’ve been squidgie fishing today, KD?
Is that it?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 16, 2022 11:48 pm

I heard of a form of eel fishing which might be what you describe.
You throw a number of juicy baits in the water in the right pattern and the right sequence, and the eel ties itself in a knot trying to get them all.
True story.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 16, 2022 11:49 pm

Maybe.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 16, 2022 11:52 pm

If I pretend to throw a tennis ball, my dog will run in the direction I ‘threw’ it. Again and again, he’ll do it. All afternoon, until I get bored with it. He never seems to wise up.

Gabor
Gabor
June 17, 2022 12:01 am

whom did adam ban?

There were a few, but I can’t recall all. or they just gave up and left, Mark A was one, I used to follow his silly pics then.
He can’t afford to ban too many now, he’d have to shut up shop.

This blog is good enough for me, never been there for yonks.

JC
JC
June 17, 2022 2:34 am

Knuckle Dragger says:
June 16, 2022 at 11:30 pm

which of AdamD’s critics got banned?

The egg_roomba, for bagging some nice Cat ladies who dropped in for a chat. He though Delta was groogs. Like you’re Bird, according to the Shop founder.

Really, the Lollipop king fired the Eggleton? What a dickhead, which means he ought to ban himself. Eggleton would be something like 40% of his comments. I was always suspicious of the lollipop king. He came on talking a big book and it ended up nowhere. He let Bird run free for weeks and weeks and then when people left he clamped down. The site needs to be closed down as it’s an embarrassment to the Catallaxy name. You have mh (who’s decent enough) and the old sneerer, Raghead, talking to each other and that’s it.

Tom
Tom
June 17, 2022 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
June 17, 2022 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
June 17, 2022 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
June 17, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
June 17, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
June 17, 2022 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
June 17, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
June 17, 2022 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
June 17, 2022 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
June 17, 2022 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
June 17, 2022 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
June 17, 2022 4:16 am
Diogenes
Diogenes
June 17, 2022 4:45 am

they just have to loaf around for a few years in a 4-star compound, lie through their teeth like the back-to-Biloela family did, then after a few years they’ll be granted PR & then citizenship. No problem.

There is one step they have overlooked, pop out a kid as soon as possible after arrival.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 17, 2022 4:54 am

Jimmy uncovers more disturbing pro nazi shit in Ukraine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut04oCpl008

Gabor
Gabor
June 17, 2022 5:06 am

feelthebern says:
June 17, 2022 at 4:54 am

Jimmy uncovers more disturbing pro nazi shit in Ukraine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut04oCpl008

Yes I saw that earlier, as someone suggested, there is a reason for every action, the response might not seem to be quite appropriate to an outsider, but there you are.

I bet you 97.3 % of commenters didn’t even know where Ukraine was located before the intervention.
Quick Googling is no substitute for following world politics and events. Sure it’s not possible to keep abreast with it all, but then the commentary should be mirroring that lack of info, and restricted to facts, not feelz.

Dot
Dot
June 17, 2022 5:11 am

I bet you 97.3 % of commenters didn’t even know where Ukraine was located before the intervention.

Yes and I’m also Graeme Bird.

I bet you lot, etc.

Gabor
Gabor
June 17, 2022 5:15 am

Dot says:
June 17, 2022 at 5:11 am

I bet you 97.3 % of commenters didn’t even know where Ukraine was located before the intervention.

Yes and I’m also Graeme Bird.

I bet you lot, etc.

If you say so.
but there is that pesky 0.7% you might belong to.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
June 17, 2022 5:33 am

Sure it’s not possible to keep abreast with it all, but then the commentary should be mirroring that lack of info, and restricted to facts, not feelz.

And, of course, Russia is always and perfectly justified in pushing around its former vassal states for its personal amusement and enrichment (After all, nobody really gave two shits about Dagestan, Chechnya and Georgia* before, right?).

Especially when they decide they’re tired of playing battered wife and change direction.

Then they’re all Western spies, dupes and stooges. Except for the ones who bend over and agree to not whimper as they get bled dry for their old colonial masters.

* There’d be no Georgian Legion fighting in Ukraine with Ukraine’s blessing if Vlad Bae was anyone other than who he is…

bespoke
bespoke
June 17, 2022 5:34 am

Gaborsays:
June 16, 2022 at 10:46 pm
Even m0nster was smart enough to cut Bird off at the pass.
And Adam too … eventually.

Eventually?
He seemed to agree with him and cut him off only when the majority of his readers disappeared.
He was fast enough to ban his critics but.

Weak as piss.

This is unfortunate.

Gabor
Gabor
June 17, 2022 5:43 am

Rex Anger says:
June 17, 2022 at 5:33 am

OK, when I see a no-talent son of an American vice president on the board of a Ukrainian company, drawing 80K a month, and the CIA is in there up to their necks, and there is systematic repression of not only Russians but other minorities, some very sizable ones too, then I do understand the actions of Russia.

Not necessarily condone it but understand it, just as I understand Poland’s behavior in this instance.
They could be big winners of territory if all goes their way.

Gabor
Gabor
June 17, 2022 5:44 am

bespoke says:
June 17, 2022 at 5:34 am

This is unfortunate.

Que??

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
June 17, 2022 5:58 am

OK, when I see a no-talent son of an American vice president on the board of a Ukrainian company, drawing 80K a month, and the CIA is in there up to their necks, and there is systematic repression of not only Russians but other minorities, some very sizable ones too, then I do understand the actions of Russia.

Those sound like Ukrainian problems rather than Russian ones. Particularly given that the last 8 and a quarter years is all petty Russian revenge for their puppet Yanukoych’s own party expelling him for wanting to shoot down his own people protesting his kleptocracy.

And more accurately, this sounds like a statement of desire that all hohols be obliterated for the exploitative carry-on of key scions of theUS Democrat party in a time period long enough ago as to be ancient history.

I take it that if we flipped the table, you would agree that Iraq in 2003 was justified and justifiable?

Or is that different cos America?

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 17, 2022 6:01 am

This whole Russia/Ukraine situation is fucked.
Pointing out something that is fucked with Ukraine doesn’t make Russian unfucked.
Russia is fucked too.

PS Fuck.

Gabor
Gabor
June 17, 2022 6:10 am

Rex Anger says:
June 17, 2022 at 5:58 am

And more accurately, this sounds like a statement of desire that all hohols be obliterated for the exploitative carry-on of key scions of theUS Democrat party in a time period long enough ago as to be ancient history.

Ancient history? You jest surely?

I take it that if we flipped the table, you would agree that Iraq in 2003 was justified and justifiable?
Or is that different cos America?

None of America’s involvement anywhere in the world in the last 40 to 50 years was justifiable.
See Eisenhower’s words re. the armaments industry.
And that is precisely what goes on today, the west gets rid of their old stuff and tries out some new ones by pretending to help Ukraine.
Of course, it’s not free, the Ukrainians will be even more impoverished than now.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 17, 2022 6:40 am

Yes and I’m also Graeme Bird.

I bet you lot

We are all Graeme Bird and mUnter.

We are us.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 17, 2022 6:41 am

Especially our IP addresses, which in no way can be faked or otherwise fiddled with.

No sirree. Nuh-uh.

Zipster
June 17, 2022 6:41 am

Monkeypox, multiple mutations confirmed
Dr. John Campbell
UK Cases, 524

MatrixTransform
June 17, 2022 6:41 am

every single comfort you enjoy
every convenience
from running water to instant heating
fast transport on the road, through the sky, up an elevator
copious food
the materiality of all things modern
the computer you lot stare at all day, every day.
that latte that somebody knocked up at the cafe
and a sausage roll that wasn’t a roll’yr’own

youse know where it comes from

bespoke
bespoke
June 17, 2022 6:42 am

Bird the Borg queen.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 17, 2022 6:54 am

Mention was made yesterday of a ‘mansion’ in North Melbourne. Hugely entertaining.

The closest thing to a mansion in that part of the world is the old grandstand at Arden Street.

Townhouses, warehouses, halfway houses, houso towers, hospitals and a Lost Dogs’ Home. That’s it.

Zipster
June 17, 2022 6:57 am

‘Close Your Mouth And Let Me Ask My Questions’: Mast Clashes With Dem Chair In Heated Exchange
At a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on Thursday, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) clashed with Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA) over questioning of a witness.

Dot
Dot
June 17, 2022 6:58 am

The idea that Russia genuinely wants to help Ukraine is hilarious.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 17, 2022 7:01 am

It depends what you call help, Dot.

I want to help Amber Heard.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 17, 2022 7:02 am

This will be interesting (the NT News):

THE NT government is facing pressure from the Territory’s legal community to appoint a full time Coroner ahead of the upcoming Kumanjayi Walker inquest to avoid any false public perception of political influence.

Acting Coroner Elisabeth Armitage is due to conduct the inquiry into the Yuendumu teenager’s police shooting death in September, after Constable Zach Rolfe was acquitted on all charges earlier this year.

Ms Armitage is understood to have applied to take on the role permanently following the retirement of the long-serving Greg Cavanagh in April, with no clear indication of when a decision on the position will be made.

Armitage has her hat in the ring for the full-time Coronial gig. The decision (or lack thereof) to appoint one has dragged on for a couple of years, because the last one – Cavanagh – told everyone when he was pulling the pin.

The last couple of years have coincidentally been the amount of time the current government knew they were going to be in for a frightful smashing at any coronial hearing of this type. It’s not hard to imagine this being an audition for Armitage, to see how ‘reliable’ she is.

The Opposition is pushing for an interstate Coroner to be appointed – thus eliminating this perception – and it’s a reasonable ask. See what happens.

Gabor
Gabor
June 17, 2022 7:08 am

Dot says:
June 17, 2022 at 6:58 am

The idea that Russia genuinely wants to help Ukraine is hilarious.

Whoever said that? Or even implied?

Winston Smith
June 17, 2022 7:18 am

Bruce O’Newk:
The new Panther?
That’s one hell of a shot trap there.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 17, 2022 7:22 am

Talks like a socialist.
Acts like a socialist.
Is it a plane, is it a bird?
No it’s a Liberal Premier!

NSW seeks emergency powers on coal companies (Sky News, 17 Jun)

Coal companies will be directed to provide power generators with fuel at below market costs in New South Wales – under emergency regulations to alleviate the escalating energy crisis.

New South Wales Ministers met late last night to impose the ruling at a last-minute meeting.

Amazing. How about, um, allowing coal mining and gas extraction instead of banning it like you’ve been doing?

calli
calli
June 17, 2022 7:32 am

Eureka! I’ve finally worked out Albanese’s much vaunted, but previously hidden plan.

Blame the previous government!

Stunning and Brave!

calli
calli
June 17, 2022 7:35 am

There’s a bespectacled wind-up doll on my TV saying “ten years of inaction” repeatedly.

Then the sound went.

Must be a power cut.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 17, 2022 7:37 am

May have been posted before – but no way (the Hun):

Gas supply to meet Victoria’s needs for up to four years was locked up by a nine-year moratorium on exploration that ­experts and industry chiefs say has fuelled the energy crisis.

And if fracking – a controversial drilling method – was allowed, Victoria could have enough gas to power every household in the state for more than 200 years, according to the Institute of Public Affairs.

The solution, of course, is to appoint a Chief Energy Officer.

A middling bureaucrat from deep within the bowels of policy wonkdom in an obscure department. Give that dude extraordinary powers – like banning power from certain areas at certain times.

Even better – ban lights in houses with odd street numbers on some days, and with even numbers on others. Create $5000+ fines for noncompliance, and have roaming jacks enforce these ‘necessary measures’ in the interests of us all. Especially the old, sick and otherwise vulnerable.

The Chief Energy Officer should also appear at daily pressers, along with the Premier and a fat Auslan chick to interpret for the deaf, and cold and hungry. The overriding message should at all times be that it is someone else’s fault or nobody’s fault, and that people should shut up and cop it.

Dot
Dot
June 17, 2022 7:37 am

This early childhood education shit is crazy.

Remember though, Federal Labor wanted it to go to down to kids as young as THREE.

Great, institutionalise society from 0 – 22.

Do you even have a society at that point?

miltonf
miltonf
June 17, 2022 7:46 am

So it’s like ‘we hate you, we want to put you out of business’ but in the mean time ‘supply coal like you are a charity’.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
June 17, 2022 7:48 am

Whoever said that? Or even implied?

Every last one of your talking points about Ukraine bad and needs wiping out cos Maidan 2014 and US Democrats. And that Russia has only ever involved itself (but only in curiously strategically convenient territories to it) because poor Russian speakers are allegedly being oppressed and bombarded.* Oh, and CIA-NATO.

* Forcibly annexing someone else’s territory and press-ganging its local population- With some original separatist sympathies- to prosecute a de facto war against them will tend to result in accusations like that…

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
June 17, 2022 7:49 am

KD
“….and a fat auslan chick to interpret for the deaf….”

Frocked out in a black tent or pants suit (XXXXl).

miltonf
miltonf
June 17, 2022 7:50 am

Askin and Wran were models of competence and probity compared to the trash that now infests Macquarie St.

calli
calli
June 17, 2022 7:50 am

Do we have a VPN buster in our midst?

Has the VPN been exposed as Magic Dust?

So many questions.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
June 17, 2022 7:51 am

Though it must be said that the claims about Donbass folks being oppressed and indiscriminately bombarded has a curious chicken-and-egg quality to it prior to February 24, 2022.

And only appeared after the Russians’ initial attempts to expand out of the Donetsk oblast in 2015-16 resulted in their shit getting pushed in…

Zipster
June 17, 2022 7:54 am
Cassie of Sydney
June 17, 2022 7:59 am

I keep on hearing how this power crisis is self-inflicted. I’m sorry but I bear no responsibility for this, nor do the majority of Australians. It isn’t “self-inflicted”, rather it’s been imposed on us by self-serving cultish elite scum, a timid, weak-kneed parasitic political class, particularly those utterly coward and craven politicians on the right who, in almost two decades, have never bothered manning up to confront the lie that is the climate change scam.

The more I think about the demise of the Morrison government, the more I laugh, in fact I can’t stop laughing. Just think, last November Morrison and the Coalition threw away their sole piece of political ammunition to fight the left with and which might have won them another term, opposing the disaster that is net zero emissions ideology. A reckless and disastrous decision pushed by the likes of Trenty Zimmerboy, Karma Sharma, Katie (I love Barack Obama) Allen, Fiona (call the police) Martin, Jason Foolinsky and other supposed Liberals…..and then they all lost their seats! It’s akin to a Grimm Fairy Tale. When you dance with the devil, the devil will come a knocking for his dues. Somebody, someday should write a ballad called “The Liberals who got Tealed”. The US has its “Big Steal”, we’ve our “Big Teal”.

In the meantime, people are shivering in their homes and told to ration electricity but, like a circus during Roman times, a celebration of light from electricity called Vivid still goes on here in Sydney. You couldn’t make this up. Dark days, dark times, literally and figuratively.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 17, 2022 8:00 am

KD.
This “flickbaiting” and “squidgering”.
Will I need a boat?
Because I got one.
16 footer.
Bought it cheap.
One careful owner.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 17, 2022 8:03 am

The more I think about the demise of the Morrison government, the more I laugh

A Bernardi Government would have been more effective.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 17, 2022 8:04 am

Knuckle Draggersays:
June 17, 2022 at 6:54 am
Mention was made yesterday of a ‘mansion’ in North Melbourne. Hugely entertaining.

It was an extremely bitter pill to swallow, to admit to living in North Melbourne.
But, in the greater interests of getting the flickbaiting game started, it had to be done.

Gabor
Gabor
June 17, 2022 8:04 am

Rex Anger says:
June 17, 2022 at 7:48 am

Your mind is closed, and your knowledge of the history of the area in question is next to nil.
Can’t be bothered.

(I was tempted to say “stick to trains” but that would have been childish)

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 17, 2022 8:05 am

Will I need a boat?
Because I got one.

Well yeah, but you have to love it. Because otherwise the squidging won’t work.

Dot
Dot
June 17, 2022 8:06 am

I also live at TPG HQ.

It’s why I share the same IP address as them.

I also live at the Telstra exchange at Crows Nest when I am using a mobile.

Zipster
June 17, 2022 8:06 am

SARS-CoV-2 T-cell infection and HIV similarity – COVID-19 vaccines update 46

A new discovery that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can infect T-cells via LFA-1 protein which is also how HIV can infect T-cells. We also discuss the fact that the spike protein has been known to contain fragments also found in HIV proteins. However, it is not the spike protein that interacts with LFA-1 on the T-cells to allow infection and we discuss the alternative mechanisms of how SARS-CoV-2 infects T-cells, appearing to mimic what HIV viruses do.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 17, 2022 8:09 am

I remember the salad days when Mater would confuse Liability Bob by posting various message of support to him from ‘foreign countries’.

Dunderheads gotta dunderhead.

Dot
Dot
June 17, 2022 8:12 am

What reading would you recommend Gabor?

Aleksandr Dugin?

Gabor
Gabor
June 17, 2022 8:18 am

Dot says:
June 17, 2022 at 8:12 am

What reading would you recommend Gabor?

All you can access and have time for, do not restrict yourself to one source, that’s all.
If you only read what suits your preconceived dogma, you get what you ask for.

Trite advice I admit but true nonetheless.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 17, 2022 8:18 am

Knuckle Draggersays:

June 17, 2022 at 8:09 am

I remember the salad days when Mater would confuse Liability Bob by posting various message of support to him from ‘foreign countries

Beat me to it.
Spud was claiming a “worldwide audience” when it was one chap in the Central Highlands playing with his head.
Funny as.
I just wish Mater had played on and set up a few fake pen-pal relationships with Spud.
No Nigerian princes, just some good old fashioned piss-taking.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
June 17, 2022 8:18 am

Your mind is closed, and your knowledge of the history of the area in question is next to nil.
Can’t be bothered.

Okay, Vatnik….

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 17, 2022 8:20 am

Well, I do love my boat, so it’s a-squidging we will go!

Zipster
June 17, 2022 8:21 am

Complete Heated Exchange between Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci

not the current interaction

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 17, 2022 8:21 am

What reading would you recommend Gabor?

These days after a crazy day or week I’m escaping into reading, re-reading, some Sherlock Holmes.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
June 17, 2022 8:22 am

If you only read what suits your preconceived dogma, you get what you ask for.

I.E. If you’re reading anything other than RT, Izhvestia or Sputnik, you’re not a serious scholar of Ukraine-Russian relations.

And you aren’t allowed to make allowances for any change in Ukraine’s internal political dynamics or the strategic situation since April 2014 (or that of Imperialist Western Spy America, for that matter), because that kind of ruins the whole ambit…

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 17, 2022 8:22 am

Boat owners are the biggest traitors of all.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 17, 2022 8:28 am

These days after a crazy day or week I’m escaping into reading, re-reading, some Sherlock Holmes

My favourite is “Sherlock Holmes and the Strange Case of the Shifting IP Addresses.”
Top read.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 17, 2022 8:29 am

This “flickbaiting” and “squidgering”.
Will I need a boat?

Young and naïve.
An obvious candidate for a Monkeypox jab from a Jolly Jack Tar.

Barry
Barry
June 17, 2022 8:29 am

Old and busted: Vaccine Passports
New hotness: Household Electricity Consumption linked to your MyGov / ServicesNSW/VIC App account.

Want to fly overseas – sorry, your power usage has exceeded 1kWh/person/day
Power usage too high, OK you must now work from home to pay off the debt in petrol MJ equivalent.
Working from home? – no you can’t have the lights or heating on.
Violating the Keeping You Safe from Carbon laws? – your employer must dismiss you for OHS safety violations.

Infrastructure is there. The model is there. All your fellow citizens will applaud as you are led to the electric chair for endangering their future health from carbon poisoning.

Remember, if your death saves just one koala, it will be worth it.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 17, 2022 8:30 am

Drawcard news.

Report: DNC Reschedules Fundraiser with Kamala Harris for Lack of Ticket Sales (14 Jun, via Surber)

The Democrat National Committee (DNC) reportedly had to reschedule its Woman’s Leadership Forum fundraiser on May 25 and 26 with Vice President Kamala Harris for lack of ticket sales.

“The event was rescheduled last minute for the autumn, when the event is traditionally held, after the event couldn’t sell enough tickets,” Status Coup News reported. “When the invites were sent out on May 5, it was hyped as an incredible opportunity to mingle in person after two years of virtual events and meetings.”

Ticket prices range from $250 to $50,000, according to the report.

DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel is on record claiming Kamala Harris is a huge draw for events but did not give a reason why the event was rescheduled.

Given how Joe is going she may get to be President soon. I can think of lots of jokes about that, but all are rude.

Gabor
Gabor
June 17, 2022 8:30 am

Rex Anger says:
June 17, 2022 at 8:22 am

Rex, my family, comes from and still has relatives in that forsaken bloody place, allow me to have a better perspective.
As I said before that’s it, can’t be bothered.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 17, 2022 8:30 am

feelthebernsays:

June 17, 2022 at 8:22 am

Boat owners are the biggest traitors of all.

What about Fat Cloive and his Titanic 2.0?

miltonf
miltonf
June 17, 2022 8:33 am

It isn’t “self-inflicted”, rather it’s been imposed on us by self-serving cultish elite scum, a timid, weak-kneed parasitic political class, particularly those utterly coward and craven politicians on the right who, in almost two decades, have never bothered manning up to confront the lie that is the climate change scam.

Agree Cassie and, as I remarked yesterday, there has been no thumping landslide win in any ferral election since 2013 when there seemed to be some promise of push
back against this stalinist economy wrecking.
Yes November was the final nail in the coffin of that wishy washy excuse of a government- I remember the special wrap around of the local murdoch rag to ‘celebrate’.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 17, 2022 8:37 am

Coal companies will be directed to provide power generators with fuel at below market costs in New South Wales – under emergency regulations to alleviate the escalating energy crisis.

Probably not at “below market costs”. Might be below market price – although that is debatable, unless the NSW coal-fired generators are buying coal like wood ducks, on the spot, or under an export parity price contract.

The odour of bullshit is strong.

Tom
Tom
June 17, 2022 8:38 am

Blame the previous government!

Yep, Calli. That takes care of the first year — because Elbow isn’t a leader’s bottom and was gifted his job by rich doctor’s wives in suburbs where house prices start at $2 million.

The real action will be in watching the mad stuff Elbow’s left faction and the Filth force through.

For example, Australia will be declared an open borders free-for-all before the end of the year.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
June 17, 2022 8:39 am

Rex, my family, comes from and still has relatives in that forsaken bloody place, allow me to have a better perspective.

By all means. But a foreign power invading someone else’s territory in response to it expelling a vassal leader, regardless of who you say was or is Nazis and who was or is not, and telling me my reading and understanding of the history and events does not count cos you allegedly have blood involved is going to leave my rolling my eyes.

And you still haven’t addressed the fact that Ukraine’s political direction has somewhat changed since 2014. Unless said family falls on the eastern side of Russia’s 2014 claim line. Then I understand your perspective perfectly.

As I said before that’s it, can’t be bothered.

And yet you did…

P
P
June 17, 2022 8:40 am

Old Lefty says:
June 16, 2022 at 8:05 pm

Here is the Australian Bolshevik Collective having a gloat at the political demise of Senator Abetz, almost the only parliamentarian who was prepared to stand up to it:

https://youtu.be/GX7A2ponMjc

Tasmania has elected a new crossbench member to the Senate, with Tammy Tyrell of the Jacqui Lambie Network to join the upper house, at the expense of Liberal stalwart Eric Abetz.

“You have no idea how surreal this feels,” Tyrrell tweeted soon after the result was announced.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 17, 2022 8:51 am

Dark Emu overshadows the truth Editorial

12:00AM June 17, 2022
19 Comments

Dark Emu is the speculative book by the genial Bruce Pascoe, which has had extraordinary popular success. Dark Emu has been promoted as the secret history revealing the unguessed sophistication of Indigenous farmers long before James Cook fiddled with a sextant.

The book has been debunked by critics; they say the evidence doesn’t support the story it tells. Readers may recall Nyunggai Warren Mundine’s review last year of a new book, Farmers or Hunter-Gatherers? The Dark Emu Debate, by anthropologist Peter Sutton and archaeologist Keryn Walshe. In Friday’s newspaper we report that the Sutton-Walshe work has been added to an optional resource list for Victorian history teachers to use in the classroom as a counterweight to Dark Emu, also on the list. It would have been better for Dark Emu not to find its way into the classroom, where it could mislead both teachers and students. But at least a solid critique is also on offer. It is to be hoped that teachers encourage their students to read it.

There is nothing wrong with imaginative flights of fancy in book form. Critics can chase down footnotes, poke holes in reasoning and hold up inconvenient evidence that has been ignored. All this has been done with Dark Emu. For the reading public to refuse to give up the illusion of an Indigenous squattocracy is one thing; for institutions to give this narrative their imprimatur is quite another.

Pascoe has been given the title enterprise professor in Indigenous agriculture by the University of Melbourne. His book took out the 2016 Indigenous Writers’ Prize in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Young Dark Emu (for the kids) was gonged by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

Careful scrutiny of Pascoe’s thesis has had little effect because it reaches an audience galvanised by identity politics. For them, Dark Emu tells a story that empowers Indigenous people, that celebrates their mastery. Unfortunately, it’s a backhanded compliment because it suggests Indigenous people weren’t good enough as hunter-gatherers, that to be valued they had to be moved up the civilisational hierarchy to farmer status.

This kind of thinking sets Australian history back many decades. The clue is in the title of Geoffrey Blainey’s 1976 book, Triumph of the Nomads. His contribution was to popularise a new wave of academic work seeking to understand, in its own terms, the achievement of hunter-gatherer Indigenous people in a harsh land. Dark Emu casts a shadow over that truth.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 17, 2022 8:55 am

Even The Poot can’t stand Ita and the ALPBC. Unlike our spineless government he is doing something about it.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 17, 2022 8:58 am

Poor fella my country.

Labor Prime Minister summed up in 8 Min 01 Secs by Chris kenny

Albanese has ‘signed his political death warrant’

Sky News Australia 2.54M subscribers

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese signing a deal to prioritise “climate gestures” amid an energy crisis could be “signing his own political death warrant,” says Sky News host Chris Kenny.

Mr Albanese and Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen signed a letter to the United Nations promising to deliver cuts to Australia’s emissions by at least 43 per cent by 2030.

“So that’s it, rather than ensure you have enough electricity, no greenouts, and that your electricity is affordable,” Mr Kenny said.

“Albanese and Bowen, in the middle of an energy crisis, have bowed to the UN and promised to cut our emissions by even more.

“The political timing is unthinkable.”

miltonf
miltonf
June 17, 2022 9:05 am

43% eh? Where do they get that number from? These fuckwits might as well live on Mars.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 17, 2022 9:06 am

Their ABC casts around and spots the low hanging fruit: price control…

Family owned vegetable store calls for big supermarkets to cap prices of fresh produce

“I was paying $7 an iceberg lettuce and that’s what I was selling it for,” she [independent greengrocer, Ms Lunn] said.

Ms Lunn said if supermarkets were not willing to make similar sacrifices on their profit margins for fresh produce, the federal government should intervene, similar to how energy prices were capped this month.

“I think there could be some sort of capping, especially at times like this,” she said.

Obviously sympathetic to a retail business trying to navigate Shit Creek.

However, it’s worrying that government intervention is becoming the new hotness. They don’t need any encouragement – particularly not from the 100% price-insulated ABC.

Winston Smith
June 17, 2022 9:06 am

Old Ozzie:

“Albanese and Bowen, in the middle of an energy crisis, have bowed to the UN and promised to cut our emissions by even more.

The Brahmin Class live within a mirrored bubble where all this makes sense – unfortunately, when the bubble bursts, reality takes over.
HoP time.

Zipster
June 17, 2022 9:07 am

Hepatitis in children – Presence of adenoviral infection – COVID-19 Vaccines Update 47
Merogenomics

We discuss the first proposed explanation of mysterious hepatitis in children. In order to get to the bottom of it, we discuss what superantigens are, the suggestion that spike protein could be a superantigen, and why that could result in hepatitis in children in relation to the presence of adenoviral infection.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 17, 2022 9:07 am

Thank goodness the Liars don’t need to rely on the Greens in Parliament, just their preferences to put them in government.

lotocoti
lotocoti
June 17, 2022 9:08 am

The CDC appears to have missed something in their cutesy toon.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 17, 2022 9:11 am

The Stupidity of Teals/Greens in Australia

Chris Bowen isn’t having any of Uhlmann’s ‘wind doesn’t always blow’ rhetoric.

“the rain doesn’t always fall either, but we manage to store the water – we can store the renewable energy if we have the investment”

(((hippocrates shrugged)))
@Goldy1970
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Bloody good analogy. I’m keeping that.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 17, 2022 9:11 am

Price controls, threatened brown outs, market interventions. All happening a bit quicker than I thought it would.

Rabz
June 17, 2022 9:13 am

“The political timing is unthinkable.”

And entirely unsurprising, given the foul staggeringly stupid utterly incompetent tin eared knobheads concerned.

We may as well resign ourselves to the fact that we will never have access to affordable reliable electrickery in this country again. Every summer and winter we’ll be subjected to the same offensive idiotic screeching about rationing our power use (if the grid hasn’t completely collapsed) in a reality more suited to the third world – actually, I take that back – there are third world countries that have more reliable power grids than we do.

I’ve not written anything on this week’s developments due to being simply too angry and depressed to do so.

Is there nothing our braindead politico/bureaucrat/meeja class can’t completely stuff up?

Execution worthy imbeciles, the lot of them.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 17, 2022 9:16 am

Turtle Head’s “ we store the rain that falls” will join Flim Flammery in the halls of idiocy. I don’t think the laws of physics would have bothered The Great Man either.

shatterzzz
June 17, 2022 9:17 am

“I was paying $7 an iceberg lettuce and that’s what I was selling it for,” she [independent greengrocer, Ms Lunn] said.

Wonderful gesture! .. but you ain’t gonna be open long using this as a business model .. LOL!

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 17, 2022 9:17 am

Leo G
June 17, 2022 at 9:12 am · Reply
Why don’t the stupid people just make cheaper and better batteries?

Why don’t the same stupid people just replace the battery hens sitting in parliaments around the country with something cheaper, better and smarter?

Rabz
June 17, 2022 9:18 am

Rat face bowen – formerly the minister for illegal immigration, now the minister for no energy.

That we’re now cursed with these monumental f*ckwits for at least the next three years is entirely the fault of the gliberal party.

Grate work, you inveterate onanists.

Zipster
June 17, 2022 9:18 am

Price controls, threatened brown outs, market interventions. All happening a bit quicker than I thought it would.

only 7.5 years to utopia year zero

calli
calli
June 17, 2022 9:21 am

Tampon shortages?

Prince Charles to the rescue!

calli
calli
June 17, 2022 9:22 am

What is it with lunatics and paper product shortages?

Apparently there’s panic buying of facial tissues now. Aldi was swept bare and I wondered why.

JC
JC
June 17, 2022 9:23 am

Thanks Rock Doc.

Appreciate you coming back.

areff
areff
June 17, 2022 9:23 am

Is there nothing our braindead politico/bureaucrat/meeja class can’t completely stuff up?

One thing: they’re very, very good at making sure no dissident voices are ever heard in their cubbyhouse

calli
calli
June 17, 2022 9:25 am

“I was paying $7 an iceberg lettuce and that’s what I was selling it for,” she [independent greengrocer, Ms Lunn] said.

Mz Lunn will soon be independent of owning a business.

If there’s no margin…don’t stock it! Replace the shelf with something you can make money on.

This isn’t rocket surgery.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
June 17, 2022 9:25 am

Former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage joined ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss Novak Djokovic being banned from the U.S. Open over his vaccination status.

shatterzzz
June 17, 2022 9:27 am

The attitude of the “turtle” to criticism of his energy policies makes you wonder why AnAl gave such a ministry to someone so unsuitable ..
“turtle” is the Federal member for McMAHON one of the lowest income per head electorates in Oz due to high unemployment and “rorters” pension recipients ..
elected in the, usual, landslide for this rusted-on labor fiefdom yet instead of operating ( as in affordable energy pricing) for the vote-herd that granted him his over-the-top salaried job as their representative he prefers to toe-the-company-line and push them further into poverty by advocating policy that drives energy costs up .. FFS!

Indolent
Indolent
June 17, 2022 9:27 am

I think the word he’s looking for is faceplant.

kitten corner: self own squared
we’re gonna need a word for this

Indolent
Indolent
June 17, 2022 9:28 am
Indolent
Indolent
June 17, 2022 9:30 am

It doesn’t seem to matter has much malfeasance, death and destruction is exposed, the steamroller just rolls on.

Florida only state not preordering toddler COVID-19 vaccines

calli
calli
June 17, 2022 9:31 am

Also, Mz Lunn…stock some icebergs and add a hefty margin. Have plenty of alternatives nearby that you have a good margin on already. If someone really, really can’t live without iceberg…they will buy it.

Otherwise, they will substitute with those “keenly” priced other lettuces and thank you for it!

It’s called merchandising for fun and profit.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 17, 2022 9:32 am

Apparently there’s panic buying of facial tissues now. Aldi was swept bare and I wondered why.

Dr Faustus’ Home Hints: Soaked in iced water and crisped up in the freezer, shredded tissues make a good substitute for Iceberg lettuce.

Indolent
Indolent
June 17, 2022 9:32 am
calli
calli
June 17, 2022 9:33 am

Or…the subtext.

I’ve bought a shedload of iceberg that I can’t make money on and have to refrigerate each evening. Now I have to sell at cost to clear the shelves.

Help me government! Protect me from me!

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 17, 2022 9:34 am

Baby spinach seems to be in decent supply.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 17, 2022 9:36 am

Using Turtle Head’s unsurprisingly low intellect analogy it might help the Liars if they thought of coal as stored sunlight.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 17, 2022 9:37 am

Genuine question.
A lot of these pro-life places that are getting vandalised or fire bombed, I’m seeing security cameras in the footage & I’m sure most of them would have more discreet ones you don’t see.

Why aren’t they releasing the footage of the attacks?

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 17, 2022 9:40 am

Paying $7 a lettuce wholesale is a hell of a punt even if you are running the Cottesloe boatshed. Shades of $15/kg bananas. Remember them?

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 17, 2022 9:43 am

Dr Faustus’ Home Hints: Soaked in iced water and crisped up in the freezer, shredded tissues make a good substitute for Iceberg lettuce.

I would not suggest using iceberg lettuce as tampons.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 17, 2022 9:46 am

43% emissions reduction by 2030?
Easy-peasy when you consider all the jabbed will be dead in 10 to 40 months from now.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 17, 2022 9:47 am

I had a mate who ran a green grocers. Don’t get him started on avocados or strawberries. Or staff.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
June 17, 2022 9:49 am

Courtesy of Westprint Maps.

Friday Funnies

Contemplations of a Senior.

My tolerance for idiots is extremely low today. I used to have some immunity built up, but obviously there is a new strain out there.

As I watch this generation try and rewrite our history, one thing I’m sure of, it will be misspelled and have no punctuation.

Turns out that being a “Senior” is mostly just googling how to do stuff.

Do you ever get up in the morning, look in the mirror and think “That can’t be accurate?”

I want to be 14 again and ruin my life differently. I have some new ideas.

Apparently, responding to a wedding invitation “Maybe next time,” isn’t an acceptable response.

I felt uncomfortable driving into the cemetery, especially when the GPS blurted out “You have reached your final destination.”

It’s hard to believe that I once had a phone attached to a wall, and when it rang, I picked it up without knowing who was calling, and I’m still alive.

cohenite
June 17, 2022 9:51 am

You have mh (who’s decent enough) and the old sneerer, Raghead, talking to each other and that’s it.

I drop off some memes and Geller and Jihad every now and then head prefect. I don’t post them here because you guys have enough to worry about.

P
P
June 17, 2022 9:52 am

Russian Oil Revenue Returns to Pre Sanction Levels in May
June 16, 2022 | Sundance

Western sanctions against Russia have been used primarily to obfuscate the cause of western inflation and keep the citizen pitchforks from reaching various government offices. So far, the strategy -assisted by western media- has been mostly successful.

However, the International Energy Agency (IEA) is reporting that despite the western sanctions against Russia, the Russian energy sector is having no trouble finding customers for its oil sales. With global oil prices at their highest rates in years, in part driven by the energy policy of the same western leaders who triggered the sanctions, Russia is getting just as much economic benefit as it was before the sanctions regime was triggered.

miltonf
miltonf
June 17, 2022 9:54 am

Bowen filth’s utterances reveal his ignorance and contempt of science, engineering and the challenges of the real world. Why does our society nurture such people? Unis with their bludge courses have a lot to answer for.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
June 17, 2022 9:55 am

Tampon shortages?
Prince Charles to the rescue!

Hahaha – nice one centurion.

P
P
June 17, 2022 10:03 am

Senator Rand Paul @SenRandPaul · 8h

I asked, “Can you tell me if anyone on the vaccine approval committees ever received money from the people who make vaccines?”

Fauci : “People who receive royalties are not required to divulge them.”

https://twitter.com/SenRandPaul/status/1537455887987662850

lotocoti
lotocoti
June 17, 2022 10:05 am

Monkeypox Has a New Name…and It Doesn’t Sound Any Better

I was hoping for Bummers Pride, seeing it’s rainbow flag month.

Zipster
June 17, 2022 10:07 am

News of a US Navy ship ‘swarmed’ by a ‘fleet of drones’ emerges

“It’s emerged recently that a US Navy ship was approached by a swarm of drones,” he told Sky News host Chris Smith.

“Now, China’s the global king in merchant marine … it’s also the king of drones – of drone making.

“And so, when they’re looking at future technologies that might be deployed in times of war.

“Then these are the things that we need to anticipate in the future.”

JC
JC
June 17, 2022 10:09 am

NFA

I just saw your comment. Don’t blame me US stocks are going down. Blame the fucking idiot in the White House and the other Rats. I think it would be the first time ever a political party is doing cartwheels, ecstatic the market is falling and fossil fuel prices are spiralling out of control.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 17, 2022 10:10 am

Rainbow Pox?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
June 17, 2022 10:10 am

Northern Beaches Council

Young people have “had their say”; here’s the issues they care about the most

1. Mental Health

2. Climate Change

With the growing threat of climate change exemplified by the increase in severe bushfires and floods in recent times, young people are understandably worried about what the future holds.

Students revealed large amounts of ecoanxiety within young people on the Northern Beaches as a result of the climate emergency.

Jess, 17, said that “There is no denying that our generation faces, and will continue to face, more exposure to world events than any other generation has before.

“Climate change is on our door. The effects are taking place now.”

The same sentiment was shared between all schools discussing this issue; we want to help.

Schools came up with a variety of creative initiatives to help fight climate change at their schools.
Initiatives included second-hand fashion stalls at lunch time, upgrading bins to be enclosed, and the development of an app where students from schools across the state can submit their environmental plans for other schools to be inspired by and incorporate others into their own schools.

According to the students however, the onus for climate action is still on the government.

Northern Beaches Council has developed the Protect. Create. Live Northern Beaches Environment and Climate Change Strategy 2040, and have been working to make the community more sustainable, including moving all Council sites to 100% renewable energy as of January 2021.

3. Teacher Shortages

4. Educational Discrepancy between Rural and Metro Schools

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 17, 2022 10:18 am

I’m quite upset, which is unusual for me. Must be getting old and feeble. I have just learnt of an old family friend, 90 yrs old, has been defrauded of her Trust fund by her son. Her daughter who is a reformed junkie discovered this. No notice was taken of her because of being a junkie. Eventually the son was removed as trustee and another son made trustee. As it turned out, both of them were in cahoots. The new trustee built a new house. They had their Mother in the cheapest home as she has dementia and thought she wouldn’t notice. The home were malnourishing and physically abusing her. The daughter eventually got a court order, is now trustee. Her Mother is now in an upmarket facility. The daughter only works 17 hours a week giving advice on drug dependence and how to get off it. The rest if the time is spent with her Mother caring for her. The daughter had been a junkie for 30 years. How can people treat others like this, especially family?

rickw
rickw
June 17, 2022 10:19 am

None of America’s involvement anywhere in the world in the last 40 to 50 years was justifiable.

I would say that whilst poorly executed, Korea and Vietnam were justified. Particularly now when you can readily read about the conflicts from the USSR’s perspective.

SE Asia would look a lot more like Africa and South America today if it weren’t for Vietnam pretty much ending the USSR’s SE Asian ambitions.

Also important today when it looks like SE Asia might be the one area with some surviving remnants of what was The West.

Roger
Roger
June 17, 2022 10:21 am

Bowen filth’s utterances reveal his ignorance and contempt of science, engineering and the challenges of the real world. Why does our society nurture such people? Unis with their bludge courses have a lot to answer for.

“[Bowen] attended …the University of Sydney, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Economics in 1994. One of his tutors was the future Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.” -Wikipedia

It would appear that since graduating Bowen has never had a job in the real economy, treading instead the familiar Labor path from local councillor to federal member.

rickw
rickw
June 17, 2022 10:21 am

US stocks are going down. Blame the fucking idiot in the White House and the other Rats

I just hope the arse doesn’t completely fall out of it before 1 July!

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 17, 2022 10:21 am

I’m old enough to remember when Biden said he’d turn the Saudis into a pariah state.
I wonder how many retards actually believed this.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 17, 2022 10:25 am

I would not suggest using iceberg lettuce as tampons.

Good Lord.
That sounds like a hard-earned life lesson.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 17, 2022 10:27 am

I would not suggest using iceberg lettuce as tampons.

Of course not.
Kale is much more suitable.

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