1,434 thoughts on “Open Thread – Wed 22 June 2022”

  1. As a coal miner I’d like to know about this lobby group, I have done contracts for all the majors and never heard about one. From my experience most of the majors are that influential they have access to the highest levels anyway like any other big business, so why bother. Sometimes they get what they want from the Minister, sometimes they don’t. Coppabella Mines proposal to move the Peak Downs Hwy a second time so the can mine that area and join to Moorevale comes to mind there on the latter.

    As for Coal most of the Bowen Basin’s output is for steel making. Coking coal down to PCI coal in grade. Even if we wanted to try and sell the stuff that usually ends up on the stockpile that could easily run a power station we can’t. The capacity just isn’t there in the logistics side to move it unless like in the Hunter and putting aside the issues with water, we build the power plant there.

    Yeah and the so called subsidies we apparently get are green BS. The only handback I know of is the fuel excise levy in the form of a rebate and on unregistered machinery only used on site. Since this levy is figuratively meant to only be for public road maintenance I don’t think this arrangement is unfair.


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  2. Calli:

    Speaking of wildlife, today I spied a pair of Australian Shelducks and their little clutch of hatchlings parked beside the long bunker. First time I’ve ever seen them here.

    Funny you mention that, because I had to move the Patrol today.
    Some Plovers had laid a nest in the middle of my lawn.
    So I ran over the bloody things.
    Think of it as evolution in action.
    The plovers may have been wombats.
    Meh.


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  3. Yeah and the so called subsidies we apparently get are green BS. The only handback I know of is the fuel excise levy in the form of a rebate and on unregistered machinery only used on site. Since this levy is figuratively meant to only be for public road maintenance I don’t think this arrangement is unfair

    Alinsky tactics in use by the Greenwits- Accuse the other mob of your misdeeds and cosy-yet-ethically-suspect arrangements to deflect unwanted attention and further your aims.

    And accuse harder and louder whenever challenged…


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  4. Humphrey B Bear:

    Wind and solar aren’t the answer. While the transmission grid is approximately in its current form gas is probably as good as it’s going to get. People need to accept there is no way to store meaningful amounts of grid scale power now or in the foreseeable future.

    The only time that wind and solar would provide base load, spinning power back, up is with a world wide superconducting/superinsulating grid.
    It’s not going to happen.
    Not in our lifetimes.


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  5. There was a book written in the 60’s called “The Year of the (Angry -sic) Rabbit.”
    IIRC, one of the good ideas was that each major party only sent half a dozen reps to Canberra where they voted according to the numbers they actually got in the last election. Big money savings.


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  6. thefrollickingmole says: June 22, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    A Heavy Rigid covers your panel truck/bread truck type vehicles.
    Multiple Combination is one that covers towing trailers/ road trains.

    Nah that’s not quite right.
    Heavy Rigid covers carrying cattle.
    If you also transport potatoes and water at the same time, it’s a Combo Meal.


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  7. You know the sort- Weedy, pallid, preponderance of neck tattoos and cringey hairstyles and eye make up.

    Early oughts. Murray Engleheart (I think) had a punk shop in Sydney where you could buy all the gear. Gear like padlocks and chains for the necklace, tartan pants with the pre safety pinned seams, eyeliner, boots, the lot. The patrons used to congregate on Pitt St in the city on a Saturday morning trying to look surly in their salon bought finery, adopting poses carefully cribbed from old Sex Pistols footage. Quite sweet really in a cringy sort of way.

    They probably all have kids and mortgages now.


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  8. Winston Smithsays:
    June 22, 2022 at 8:25 pm
    Rex Anger:

    Damn those rabbits and their penchant for sapping and undermining the kangaroos’ defensive lines.
    And double-damn those kangaroos and their Jumping Mines…

    There was a book written in the 60’s called “The Year of the Rabbit.”
    One of the first SF books I ever read.

    The Year of the Angry Rabbit by Russell Braddon, former resident of Changi and worker on the Burma-Siam Railway. A good read, morbidly funny.


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  9. Sneakers kept us safe. He deserves to be rewarded

    With respect, Bear, I think he shamelessly pandered to that secessionist streak that lies just under the skin of most Western Australians.

    They can kid each other about it being about health, but those of us who have spent significant time in WA know that Sneakers shameless anti-commonwealth rhetoric was like cocaine to the sand groper masses.


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  10. Winston Smithsays:

    June 22, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Some Plovers had laid a nest in the middle of my lawn.
    So I ran over the bloody things.

    Ducks v mulcher


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  11. Bruce O’Newk:

    Small problem Winston…I suspect wind turbine blades might float. At very least they’re going to be fairly close to SG 1.0 and aren’t likely to sit in one place like good little reefy things.

    Shoosh, BoN.
    Spare me your facts – I have on good authority that turbine blades float like a witch.
    Or a brick.
    “Burn the damn things.”
    I am so reminded of the lunatic left and AGW.


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  12. Monty,

    Do you reckon Caidyn the sparkie is going to vote for the party who attacks his industry relentlessly and promises to put him out of a job?

    In his first week of trade school “Caidyn the sparkie” would’ve learnt how utterly useless solar and wind generation is, (as my son did back in 2016).


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  13. Paul fucking fat arse murray: noone is against the transition (to ruinables) or against the need for the transition, just the cost. Fucking idiot. Still, I’m the reason he stopped having questions from Joe Public on his show.


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  14. Ed Case says:
    June 22, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Thousands upon thousands of acres covered with hot solar panels, forests of wind towers with the attendant transmission lines, making rural Australia look like no man’s land.

    Rural Australia looked like No Mans Land well before solar panels and wind towers.

    Look for scale and all you find is environmental destruction with renewables.

    It’s okay to poison everything that moves and shoot birds on your orchard, but a bat getting minced by a windmill makes you teary.
    Is that it?

    We shoot everything that moves you idiot, not everyone uses gypsum.

    We’ve just had an echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) take up residence in our veggie garden so I guess that’s just another target.


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  15. custard says: June 22, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Salvator, could you kindly remind me of what that abbreviation is again?
    SFL

    SFL = Stupid Phar-King Liberals.


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  16. This Saturday at Belmore Oval, Lebanon plays Malta in an international game.
    For some reason it’s not being televised even though there are no other league games on at the same time.
    Odd.


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  17. Winston Smithsays:

    June 22, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Some Plovers had laid a nest in the middle of my lawn.
    So I ran over the bloody things.

    Bit harsh.


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  18. Yeah and the so called subsidies we apparently get are green BS. The only handback I know of is the fuel excise levy in the form of a rebate and on unregistered machinery only used on site. Since this levy is figuratively meant to only be for public road maintenance I don’t think this arrangement is unfair

    Alinsky tactics in use by the Greenwits- Accuse the other mob of your misdeeds and cosy-yet-ethically-suspect arrangements to deflect unwanted attention and further your aims.

    No leftard has ever responded to me calling out this particular lie. Which means that they know they are lying and relying on people swallowing their lies.

    Hammer it home. It is indefensible.


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  19. Some Plovers had laid a nest in the middle of my lawn. So I ran over the bloody things. Think of it as evolution in action.

    Ah yes, Plovers …. the antisocial neighbours of the avian world. Compare and contrast

    1) My magpies – sing at the window in the morning for feed, and never dive bomb me – as a result, they are my friends and share my feast.
    2) Plovers – relentless attack me in the paddock – as a result, they are the only bird I have ever spoken to with a shotgun.

    Plovers are dumb fcuks too – they used to nest on the grass helipad at Victor Harbour hospital. Every time we landed our 5000kg 412 on the pad, it would blow their eggs off into the distance. They would voice their displeasure after we spooled down, then busily roll the eggs back into place, all set for a repeat performance 40 minutes later when we took off again.


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  20. @ Mater-

    Sneakers kept us safe. He deserves to be rewarded

    This statement was made with a degree of subtle sarcasm that was quite appreciated by this Sandgroper… 😉

    When even Sneakers-positive normies were (quietly) celebrating the death of most public face-muffler mandates back in April, you can be certain that all the latent secessionism in WA is not impervious to the fatigue caused by ‘experts’ and their doogoodism… 🙂


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  21. Plovers are dumb fcuks too – they used to nest on the grass helipad at Victor Harbour hospital. Every time we landed our 5000kg 412 on the pad, it would blow their eggs off into the distance. They would voice their displeasure after we spooled down, then busily roll the eggs back into place, all set for a repeat performance 40 minutes later when we took off again.

    Plovers need to be adopted as the Official Animal of the Australian State and Federal Public Services.


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  22. We’ve just had an echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) take up residence in our veggie garden so I guess that’s just another target.

    That dratted scourge and natural enemy of the ant farmer… 😀


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  23. Lizzie:

    In other words, a sad case of self-delusion. We should be kind, but not encouraging to it.

    I could dress myself in my wifes clothing and underwear, but it won’t bring her back.
    How do people – supposedly rational – get to thinking this way?


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  24. Judith Neilson

    I wondered where this lady worked her billion from – then I discovered she didn’t become a billionaire till the divorce.


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  25. This statement was made with a degree of subtle sarcasm that was quite appreciated by this Sandgroper… ?

    Yes, I know. I just wish they’d give up the ‘health’ facade and be honest with both themselves, and us.

    All Premiers tried it on (to varying degrees), Sand Gropers are just particularly susceptible, and such a shameless political stunt will pay dividends for far longer. It’ll outlast religion over there.


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  26. The only handback I know of is the fuel excise levy in the form of a rebate and on unregistered machinery only used on site. Since this levy is figuratively meant to only be for public road maintenance I don’t think this arrangement is unfair

    whenever some dimwit bring up the fuel excise rebate, I ask them what fuel(/road) levies the EV owners are paying.


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  27. Plovers need to be adopted as the Official Animal of the Australian State and Federal Public Services.

    Plovers are the original Angry Birds.

    They lay eggs in the most vulnerable positions, then act like Karens when the obvious becomes obvious. Still, I respect them greatly for punching above their weight against people, predators and everything else in possession of more than a squwark, skinny legs and a puny beak.

    Geese with wings that work.


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  28. 132and Bush:

    We shoot everything that moves you idiot, not everyone uses gypsum.
    We’ve just had an echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) take up residence in our veggie garden so I guess that’s just another target.

    Oi!
    Sometimes we use a mixture of gypsum and #9 birdshot.
    As you do.


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  29. I don’t mind plovers. They do this idiotic dive bombing thing with me and squawk as they approach. So I spread my “wings”, eyeball them and squark back.

    I always win.

    Those little victories are what makes life worth living. 😀


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  30. 132and bush.

    Winston Smithsays:
    June 22, 2022 at 8:30 pm
    Some Plovers had laid a nest in the middle of my lawn.
    So I ran over the bloody things.

    Bit harsh.

    Oh ok.
    I didn’t actually do that – but they made a decent omelette.
    I’m still getting the pin feathers out from under my dental plate.


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  31. whenever some dimwit bring up the fuel excise rebate, I ask them what fuel(/road) levies the EV owners are paying.

    Great point, Duncan.

    The elephant in the room is the lack of road finding without petrol vehicles. It is inevitable that EVs will attract a road tax. The only reason it hasn’t already is that they aren’t a captive market . Yet.


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  32. Yes, I know. I just wish they’d give up the ‘health’ facade and be honest with both themselves, and us.

    We are talking about politicians here, Mater. Honesty to them is like farting loudly in an ambush… 😉


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  33. On the lighter side of things, I’m reading “To Marry an English Lord.”

    It’s an account of the American heiresses, of the late 19th century, who couldn’t break into American society, so they crossed the Atlantic to marry into the peers of the British realm, and exchange dollars for titles – the forerunner to “Downtown Abbey.”

    One young lady made the trans Atlantic journey, and entered her fiance’s ancestral castle, to be confronted by a life sized painting of her fiance’s current mistress hanging over the main fireplace in the main lounge room – depicted nude…..


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  34. It’ll outlast religion over there.

    That Weez iz bettah than yooz Easternerz meme is a religion. 😀

    Though that apocryphal story about Canberra separating Perth and the Southwest of WA, making a new State out of the rest with its capital at Kalgoorlie and port at Albany if WA didn’t agree to Federation makes sense as a creation myth… 🙂


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  35. “I could dress myself in my wifes clothing and underwear, but it won’t bring her back.
    How do people – supposedly rational – get to thinking this way?”

    It’s a sexual fetish. They get aroused by putting on women’s clothing and underwear. They imagine themselves to be women. Once upon a time any sane society (sadly long gone) would have either laughed at such creepy men or deemed them to be perverts but now their sexual fetishes are legitimised and we are told that must accept this perversion as normal.

    When you watch a tranny and observe how he dresses, how he puts on makeup, how he walks, you can see that his notion of what constitutes “a woman” is completely sexual, kinky, even pornographic, this is exhibited in their attire, fishnet stockings, high heels and satiny silky clothes. They want to look like whores because that’s how they think of women. They’re freaks….it’s pure misogynism.

    Sheila Jeffreys is a radical British feminist. I’ve long respected her writings. Jeffreys says that “men who put on drag and pretend to be women is as offensive as someone who puts on blackface”. I agree.


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  36. Peter Wherret used to like a bit of cross dressing before it became fashionable. On the ALPBC too, although that may simply have been a coincidence unlike today.


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  37. Lisa Wilkinson hired a barrister just hours after he appeared on national television and slammed her ­Logies speech as “ill-advised”.

    On Wednesday morning, Matthew Collins, president of the Australian Bar Association, was interviewed on the Seven Network’s Sunrise program and said it was a “serious possibility” that authorities might look into charging The Project co-host Wilkinson with contempt of court after her Logies speech on Sunday night, which subsequently resulted in the delay of the trial of the man accused of raping former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins.

    Within four hours of his appearance on the breakfast TV show, Dr Collins was approached to represent the Ten Network and Wilkinson.

    Oz breaking news


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  38. Lisa Wilkinson hired a barrister just hours after he appeared on national television and slammed her ­Logies speech as “ill-advised”.

    Beat me to it, Top Ender – great minds.


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  39. Within four hours of his appearance on the breakfast TV show, Dr Collins was approached to represent the Ten Network and Wilkinson.

    Thats one ‘expert witness’ nullified then.


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  40. Lisa Wilkinson hired a barrister just hours after he appeared on national television and slammed her ­Logies speech as “ill-advised”.

    I’ve got a nasty, cruel and suspicious mind, but might said barrister have been hired to stop him criticizing La Wilkinson?


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  41. Cold clear night around Casa Pedro, three foxes crossed the rainbow bridge courtesy of the CZ .22LR with the new Zero Tech scope. I am starting to think that lurking in a dark and dank treeline waiting for the feral wildlife to appear should be confined to warmer evenings, not the winter solstice.

    Back home with the jarrah logs blazing, the resident hound hogging the fireplace, and Pedro sipping a fairly large glass of 2002 Jamieson’s Run Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz after a big feed of lamb curry. (No, not Dorper curry, you degenerates).

    Better than grubbing in the red dirt looking for sparkly stuff, though.


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  42. Back home with the jarrah logs blazing, the resident hound hogging the fireplace, and Pedro sipping a fairly large glass of 2002 Jamieson’s Run Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz after a big feed of lamb curry. (No, not Dorper curry, you degenerates).

    Sliante, Pedro!


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  43. AEMO to end its intervention in east coast market
    An unprecedented intervention in Australia’s east coast energy market will be gradually removed over the next day, with authorities increasingly confident in the supply of wholesale electricity.

    You see, Dmitry, when making war on enemy’s energy supply, is best to label it as “special market intervention”.


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  44. fairly large glass of 2002 Jamieson’s Run Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz after a big feed of lamb curry.

    cheers Westie
    bellyful of the missus’ spag bog and swishing the gritty bits outta my teeth withe the BiL’s petite franc


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  45. JCsays:

    June 22, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    This work-from-home caper is the biggest bullshit I’ve ever seen. Musk is doubly right. If you don’t do your hours in the office then fuck off.

    Correct.
    He runs a manufacturing business FFS.
    They need to be there.
    Yes, even back office people.
    They need to connect with the operational side of the business.


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  46. Cold clear night around Casa Pedro, three foxes crossed the rainbow bridge courtesy of the CZ .22LR with the new Zero Tech scope.

    Well done sir !

    I found my CZ 455 in 22LR somewhat lacking in stopping power with the foxxies, and went to a .17.


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  47. South Yorkshire Police: Cop told dad of r@pe victim sex attack would ‘teach’ her a ‘lesson’ – report claims

    A damning new report into South Yorkshire Police’s handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham says the force made ‘systemic’ and ‘significant’ failures, but despite this, no officer investigated has lost their job or been found to have failed in their statutory duties.

    ‘We saw examples of SYP seeing children and survivors as consenting to their exploitation’

    ‘ Many vulnerable individuals were seen as problems not victims’

    a police officer allegedly told a parent who raised concerns about their daughter being missing and being involved with older men that it was a ‘fashion accessory’ for girls in Rotherham to have an ‘older Asian boyfriend’ and that she would grow out of it.


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  48. Matersays:

    June 22, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Sneakers kept us safe. He deserves to be rewarded

    With respect, Bear, I think he shamelessly pandered to that secessionist streak that lies just under the skin of most Western Australians

    The same playbook was used in Queensssland.
    “Queensssland hospitals are for Queenssslanders”.


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  49. Miss France can now be a married mother after pageant overhaul
    By Charles Bremner
    The Times
    1:34PM June 22, 2022
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    Mothers and women of any age can now compete to be Miss France after the latest move by the popular beauty contest to adapt to the 21st century.

    The pageant organisers have allowed Victoire Rousselot, 27, a married mother and dental assistant, to enter the Miss Alsace regional heat. Previously entrants had to be unmarried, childless and no older than 24.

    Aspiring beauty queens will still have to be at least 170cm tall. They must also not gain weight, change hairstyle or show any tattoos or piercings.

    A decision earlier this year means that transgender contestants are also accepted if they are listed as female with the state register of identity. Andrea Furet, a transgender woman, was runner-up in the Paris heat on Sunday.

    The competition, to be staged in December, remains a fixture of the television calendar and is watched by seven million people.

    Alexia Laroche-Joubert, head of the Miss France company, said even though the ban on marriage and children was “advisable” due to the commitments involved, she felt that it was time for change.

    “I have myself had a career while being a mother,” she said. “I don’t want to assume that they [the contestants] will not be capable of organising themselves.”

    Ms Laroche-Joubert, 53, was brought into the Miss France operation three months ago to modernise the contest.

    Elisabeth Moreno, the Equality Minister, had criticised the pageant, saying it was obsolete and discriminatory. She summoned Ms Laroche-Joubert and advised her to accept transgender candidates, as was the case in other countries, including Spain, the United States, South Africa and Panama.

    Several rejected applicants joined forces with a feminist group last year to take the contest to court for alleged breach of labour laws and discrimination.

    In response the organisation gave contestants last year full labour contracts with pay and promised to modernise the event further.

    The case has not yet reached judgment.

    Diane Leyre, 24, the reigning Miss France, said that she was committed to equality.

    “As a woman I want to show that you can be Miss France and feminist,” she said at her coronation. “For me, feminism is deciding to do what I want.”



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  50. Some Plovers had laid a nest in the middle of my lawn. So I ran over the bloody things. Think of it as evolution in action.

    Fuck I am a wildlife softy.
    I was retrieving some bricks from a damp shady corner of the property over the last couple of days.
    Disturbed a bunch of frogs.
    So I built them a new hidey-hole out of broken mortar chunks and paving stones.
    They’re lucky I’m Spanish and not French I guess, otherwise they’d all be in wheelchairs.


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  51. men who put on drag and pretend to be women is as offensive as someone who puts on blackface

    Excellent!
    I am loading that one up and having it ready to go.


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  52. Back home with the jarrah logs blazing, the resident hound hogging the fireplace …

    Dropped below 20 has it?
    If only sandgropers were as hard as their timber.
    🙂


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  53. Boy, 16, is arrested after two men are stabbed in knife attack at Swedish shopping mall

    Both men in their 50s are in a serious condition after what police have described as ‘act of insanity’ in central Västerås.

    Back in March, two women who were stabbed at a high school in Southern Sweden died from their injuries.

    Both were said to be employees at the school and in their 50s. An 18-year-old student was later arrested after their deaths.


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  54. UK Police have failed to solve a single burglary in neighbourhoods covering nearly half the country over the past three years, a Telegraph investigation has found.

    Of more than 32,000 neighbourhoods analysed, 16,000 of them (46 per cent) had all their burglary cases in the past three years closed with no suspect caught and charged by police.

    Almost 2,000 of the neighbourhoods – each containing approximately 3,000 residents – recorded at least 25 burglaries, but none were solved. The worst neighbourhood, in Sheffield, went three years without any of its 104 burglaries being solved.


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  55. The country’s eyes are trained on high-profile massacres in Texas and Buffalo, but most mass shootings bear little resemblance to those.

    Of 267 incidents this year classified as mass shootings by the Gun Violence Archive, nearly all can be tied to gang beefs, neighborhood arguments, robberies or domestic incidents that spiraled out of control.

    Indiscriminate slaughter by a lone gunman blasting away at a store, school or some other public place is rare, according to a Washington Times analysis of the archive’s data, accounting for less than 4% of the total.


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  56. Damn Tom Hanks !

    I just watched a Western movie, on SBS on demand, called Jane Got a Gun.
    Starred Nathalie Portman, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton. The movie was ruined by the fact none of them are American.


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  57. Cold clear night around Casa Pedro, three foxes crossed the rainbow bridge courtesy of the CZ .22LR with the new Zero Tech scope.

    Well done sir !

    I found my CZ 455 in 22LR somewhat lacking in stopping power with the foxxies, and went to a .17.

    What a co-inkidink- I took hold of my new boom stick today, CZ 457 on the general recommendation of Cat-arsenal. Yet to sight in the scope, but hoping for many good times. Haven’t bagged a fox since Danno the wonder dog ran one down a month ago.


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  58. Of more than 32,000 neighbourhoods analysed, 16,000 of them (46 per cent) had all their burglary cases in the past three years closed with no suspect caught and charged by police.

    Almost 2,000 of the neighbourhoods – each containing approximately 3,000 residents – recorded at least 25 burglaries, but none were solved. The worst neighbourhood, in Sheffield, went three years without any of its 104 burglaries being solved.

    Sounds like an inside job to me with 5% of the proceeds (commission) put into the local Police Endowment Fund………………………..


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  59. Damn Tom Hanks !

    I just watched a Western movie, on SBS on demand, called Jane Got a Gun.
    Starred Nathalie Portman, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton. The movie was ruined by the fact none of them are American.

    Carry on Cowboy had very few USA’ns in it. A most enjoyable and funny film. No Barbara Windsor in it either.


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  60. callisays:
    June 22, 2022 at 9:30 pm
    I don’t mind plovers. They do this idiotic dive bombing thing with me and squawk as they approach. So I spread my “wings”, eyeball them and squark back.

    I always win.

    LOL!
    Cheers


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  61. Johannes Leak’s depiction of LotasWork Lisa is so perfect and accurate, the slightly twisted mouth, right down to the tightly stretched neck with its distinct bulging lines – La Sgrimia e La Simia what a match


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  62. Sounds like an inside job to me with 5% of the proceeds (commission) put into the local Police Endowment Fund………………………..

    You’ve got the Red Nose and ClownShoes out early today, schmendrick.
    The cops in England are under strict instructions not to harass gypsies and blacks committing Crimes against the English.


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  63. Plenty of police available in the UK to do useless stuff.
    Just watch that new police reality show on Netflix to see where the priorities lie.


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  64. Progressives are notoriously selective about the people and the rights they support.
    Unborn score a big zero (but some are sad)
    Liars who tie up millions in taxpayers resources get a visit from the PM while Sri Lankans fleeing from an actual crisis get the bums rush.
    Muslims in western China, cares only when convenient.
    The poor ditto.
    Aborigines, if they are urban, fair skinned and parading around in machine made possum coats.
    The list is endless.


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  65. Rosie “Sri Lankans fleeing from an actual crisis get the bums rush.”

    What would you have us do? If you take one you should take all of them, I guess 25 million of them would really increase our diversity and our economy, no downside is there?


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  66. Mr Ibrahim said the community had a responsibility to protect women from these incidents in the future and highlight the issue of domestic violence faced by migrant women.

    Like what?

    Stop them marrying other Muslims?
    Stop them traveling?
    What?


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  67. Literary news, from The Hun:

    Amber Heard is in talks to write a tell-all book now that she has “nothing to lose” in the aftermath of ex-husband Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit, according to a new report.

    The leaked title – ‘Huge Grogans and Tiny Dogs: A Survivor’s Tale‘.


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  68. Stop them marrying other Muslims?
    Stop them traveling?
    What?

    Why not?
    We locked down an entire country, and confined them to home detention, ostensibly for their own good. What’s wrong with micromanaging and locking down a segment of society, based on gender and belief, in order to save them from themselves?

    If it saves just one life!

    [Yes, SARC off]


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  69. From the Oz, apparently last night that grotesque, adolescent attention seeking Greens senator, Lidia Thorpe, appeared on The Project and said “she was only in the parliament to “infiltrate” the “colonial project“…well, at least she’s honest.

    “Divisive Adam Bandt puts reconciliation in peril, Greens senator Lidia Thorpe ‘there to infiltrate colonial project’

    Anthony Albanese says the push for reconciliation risks being undermined by the refusal of Greens leader Adam Bandt to stand in front of the Australian flag.

    The Prime Minister said every parliamentarian should be proud to stand in front of the national flag, urging Mr Bandt to “reconsider his position and work to promote unity and work to promote reconciliation”.

    “Reconciliation is about bringing people together on the journey that we need to undertake.

    “It is undermined if people look for division rather than look for unity,” Mr Albanese said.

    The criticism of the Greens escalated further on Wednesday after the party’s First Nations spokeswoman, Lidia Thorpe, said she was only in the parliament to “infiltrate” the “colonial project”.

    Incoming Northern Territory Country Liberal Party senator Jacinta Price said Governor-General David Hurley should investigate whether there were grounds to dismiss Senator Thorpe from parliament. “I think she has nothing but contempt for the Australian people and she doesn’t respect the position she is in,” Ms Price said.

    “I personally feel that the ­Governor-General should take a closer look at what her real ­intentions are and consider whether this is possible grounds for dismissal.

    “She doesn’t see herself as an Australian, she doesn’t see herself as being represented by the Australian flag. Therefore she is not the right person to be in a position to represent the Australian people nor does it indicate she has Aus­tralia’s best interests at heart.””

    Firstly, incoming senator Jacinta Price will be an asset to parliament and to this country.

    Secondly, when the senate next sits, is it too much to hope for that the Liberals, Nationals and One Nation organise a censure motion against Thorpe? Okay, it might not succeed but if Labor refuses to support the motion, it would wedge Labor and the so called independents such as bush pig Lambie and show that Labor probably either secretly supports Thorpe or is happy for her to continue abusing Australians and content for her to trash our flag and institutions*.

    Oh, which reminds me, does the bush pig from Tasmania have anything to say about Bandt, Thorpe, and the trashing of our flag? No need to remind everyone that she’s another one of Clive’s gifts.

    * don’t worry, I already know what the Liberals and Nationals will do….fuck all.


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  70. Amber Heard is in talks to write a tell-all book now that she has “nothing to lose” in the aftermath of ex-husband Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit, according to a new report.

    At this rate, she will be sold off in Dubai as a concubine. A fate worse than Lindsay Lohan.


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  71. From the Oz, apparently last night that grotesque, adolescent attention seeking Greens senator, Lidia Thorpe, appeared on The Project and said “she was only in the parliament to “infiltrate” the “colonial project“…well, at least she’s honest.

    She’s buying into a myth of a monolithic Aboriginal people.

    Britain, let alone England were hardly monolithic.

    What’s her plan? Dispose of Australia, send all of us fucking chimley loving south westerners back to the chalk hills?

    Then what? President Pascoe* the wise raises “hidden ancient advanced culture” science such as the fountain of youth and interstellar travel?

    *May or may not be a colonial infiltrator.

    Her and Bandt are all wound up with nowhere to go.


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  72. At this rate, she will be sold off in Dubai as a concubine. A fate worse than Lindsay Lohan.

    Yep.

    Stand by the for the ‘now I’m a lesbian’ presser.


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  73. Grossly offensive behaviour in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars under a bill introduced to state parliament on Wednesday.

    #9News | Nightly at 6pm

    The left looooooove subjective laws.
    It makes things sooooooo much easier.


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  74. This is the affirmation required from all Senators:

    I, (name) do solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her heirs and successors according to law.

    Moments later, from Lydia Thorpe,

    said “she was only in the parliament to “infiltrate” the “colonial project”

    What a worthless piece of excrement. Her word counts for nothing.


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  75. We now have a situation where, thanks to a growing number of young Australians who’ve been indoctrinated at school and university, our parliament is now host to Marxist scum such as Bandt and Thorpe. Bandt trashes the flag and Thorpe regards herself as a an “infiltrator”. The truth is that Thorpe is an unhinged embarrassment.

    My mother’s father fought in New Guinea and my father’s uncles fought at Gallipoli and in World War II, in North Africa and New Guinea. I’m beginning to wonder why they bothered.


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  76. said “she was only in the parliament to “infiltrate” the “colonial project”

    The bottomless trough cash, opportunities for grandstanding at taxpayer expense and extremely generous post-Senate fiscal benefits are, of course, purely coincidental.


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  77. Grossly offensive behaviour in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars under a bill introduced to state parliament on Wednesday.

    #9News | Nightly at 6pm

    No doubt a gay pride mardi gras march would get a pass though.


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  78. In Out of Left Field news:

    Electric cars could significantly increase demand on the power grid, however, trials underway to change behaviour

    With the threat of blackouts a reality amid higher prices and demand, Origin’s general manager of e-mobility Chau Le said the network would struggle once EVs became more popular.

    “At the moment our electricity grid is not coping at all,” she said.

    “If we were to add another 30 per cent of peak load to the grid during those periods of high prices and constraints on the network, this would require significant investment to increase capacity.”

    To manage the looming threat, Origin and ARENA have been trialling “smart charging”, with results published yesterday.

    Smart chargers, costing between $2,000 and $3,000, were installed in homes of 150 EV users and baseline data was captured.

    The chargers allow people to set their charging times, for example when there is more low-cost renewable energy being produced or to support the grid at times of peak demand.

    It found that without intervention, 30 per cent of charging was done in the evening peak, between 3pm and 9pm.

    So, you plug your EV in when you get home and hope it’s charged in the morning. Relying on low cost renewable energy – say from solar – being available overnight.

    All sounds plausible.

    Oddly, I don’t see any mention of all this in the ALP EV Policy.

    In safe hands.


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  79. Grossly offensive behaviour in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars under a bill introduced to state parliament on Wednesday.

    That can mean anything you want it to mean.

    Get ready Victorians. Shape up, do as you’re told or it’s the Lockholes for you!


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  80. Grossly offensive behaviour in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars under a bill introduced to state parliament on Wednesday.

    Grossly offensive behaviour.
    -Arresting pregnant women for a Facebook post
    -knocking down and pepper spraying an old woman
    -stealing a woman’s phone while she’s sitting on a park bench
    -pile driving a suspect into the cement, hitting with a rifle butt and kneeing protestors on the ground
    -shooting plastic rounds in the backs of unarmed peaceful protestors
    -Brutally arresting a couple having a rest in a park only a few hundred metres from where they lived.
    -lying to the public about hotel quarantine
    -lying to the public about the efficacy of vaccines
    -lying to the public about vaccine side effects
    -lying and smearing individuals who were eventually found not to be breaking covid rules
    -destroying businesses
    -fucking up the entire economy


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  81. “Grossly offensive behaviour in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars under a bill introduced to state parliament on Wednesday.”

    Coming soon…”grossly offensive thought in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars under a bill introduced to state parliament on Wednesday.

    I suppose all of this will be supported by Groundhog Guy and the stupid effing Liberals.


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  82. With the threat of blackouts a reality amid higher prices and demand, Origin’s general manager of e-mobility Chau Le said the network would struggle once EVs became more popular.

    And she’s only referring to the Generation end.
    Let’s ignore the fact that it will likely melt the Distribution networks if they are all charged at night. They say this can be mitigated by controls around when people can charge, and that means ‘changing behaviour’.

    Human Engineering is the greatest engineering challenge of this transition…and we know where Scientific Socialism always ends up.


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  83. “Grossly offensive behaviour in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars “

    Worth remembering that Vic plod still haven’t found or charged Andrew Bolt’s attackers…so their “grossly offensive behaviour” is conveniently ignored.

    And will this law be applied to left-wing activists, Socialist Unity and Antifa scum who turn up to assault Victorians who are choosing to attend talks by people the left object to? Why do I think not?


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  84. “Grossly offensive behaviour” is so broad, all it will end up meaning is “behaviour that offends [insert special group here]”.

    It will not apply to the offending of the wider population.

    Or…perhaps I’m wrong. The “wider population” has been brainwashed and gaslit into assuming a mantle of offence over anything they’re directed towards.


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  85. “Grossly offensive behaviour in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars “

    Subjective indeed – and remarkably similar to the Feds’ Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme which picked out Abbott for speaking at CPAC in 2019, instead of the seething mass of Labor’s Chinese lapdogs dancing in front of it before and afterwards.


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  86. Dickless

    The cops in England are under strict instructions not to harass gypsies and blacks committing Crimes against the English.

    Do you have any actual evidence to back this statement, or is it just another product of your fevered mind (you don’t have a brain to be fevered). And what about (lower case) crimes? are they covered by the instructions?


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  87. You’ve got the Red Nose and ClownShoes out early today, schmendrick.
    The cops in England are under strict instructions not to harass gypsies and blacks committing Crimes against the English.

    Another incisive comment with no added value from the Head Case, Suitcase, Suitable Case for Treatment, Nut Case ongoing Mediocre Soap Opera Show.


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  88. Do you have any actual evidence to back this statement, or is it just another product of your fevered mind (you don’t have a brain to be fevered). And what about (lower case) crimes? are they covered by the instructions?

    LOL. It’s early morning humour………….Too early in the day for you I guess…………………….


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    Moments later, from Lydia Thorpe,

    said “she was only in the parliament to “infiltrate” the “colonial project”

    What a worthless piece of excrement. Her word counts for nothing.

    Slime of the Slime?


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  90. In the UK they’re already being limited to off-peak charging.
    It’ll be fun when the luvvies notice they can’t charge their cars when they want to.

    Driving law changes: All home EV chargepoints will need smart chargers from next month (25 May)

    MASSIVE law changes are coming into effect at the end of June which will require all home and workplace electric car chargers to have smart charging capabilities.

    New chargepoints will be pre-configured to avoid charging during peak hours, between 8am and 11am and between 4pm and 10pm on weekdays.

    According to LeasePlan, an 18-month smart charging trial involving 700 drivers, noted a surge in electricity demand at 10pm as chargepoints came online after peak hours.

    To avoid this, new units will randomly defer off-peak charging sessions by 10 minutes, and allow utility companies to extend this to half an hour if grid demand is high.

    So not only preventing charging before 10pm, but then delaying even longer to avoid melting the grid with a million of the things all starting to charge at the same time. Madness. It’d get even more crazy when the usual suspects start playing with the chargers to avoid the restrictions (and the electricity cost).


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  91. John Sheldricksays:
    June 23, 2022 at 8:08 am
    Do you have any actual evidence to back this statement, or is it just another product of your fevered mind (you don’t have a brain to be fevered). And what about (lower case) crimes? are they covered by the instructions?

    LOL. It’s early morning humour………….Too early in the day for you I guess…………………….

    My comment was directed at Dickless, aka Dick Ed, but if you feel that it applies to you ………………………


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  92. Moments later, from Lydia Thorpe,

    said “she was only in the parliament to “infiltrate” the “colonial project”

    What a worthless piece of excrement. Her word counts for nothing.

    Greens voters must be so proud of themselves.

    There’s a detailed family history, over on Michael Smith. Seems most of her forebears were staunch Communists.


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  93. Grossly offensive behaviour in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars under a bill introduced to state parliament on Wednesday.

    Whilst the Porsche chaps behaviour has been portrayed as somewhat tacky, all he did to warrant this new and made up charge was film 4 dead plod (not killed by him) and say something along the lines of ‘all I wanted to do was go to xyz…’.

    No crime was committed by doing so, it cant have been because there is no victim.


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  94. Grossly offensive behaviour in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars under a bill introduced to state parliament on Wednesday.

    like calling politicians lying slime buckets


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  95. For American politics junkies, do you remember when this line-and-length Democrat cheat ran for Florida governor in 2018?:

    Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum has been charged with 21 felonies by the United States Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Florida.

    The charges include conspiracy, wire fraud, and making false statements.

    RTWT.


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  96. said “she was only in the parliament to “infiltrate” the “colonial project”

    The infiltration of our institutions by Marxists has been going on for five decades.

    I mentioned it yesterday in the context of the refusal of our major parties to promote nuclear energy.

    Beginning in the 1970s, the means and objectives used to be discussed in Marxist groups all over the Western world, following the lead of Rudi Dutschke.


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  97. said “she was only in the parliament to “infiltrate” the “colonial project”

    maybe she can try infiltrating an actual brain, you know with a triple digit IQ


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  98. Grossly offensive behaviour in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars under a bill introduced to state parliament on Wednesday.

    victoria is governed by fascist fuckwits


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  99. Grossly offensive behaviour in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars under a bill introduced to state parliament on Wednesday.

    misgendering will be at the top of the offence list


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  100. Human Engineering is the greatest engineering challenge of this transition…and we know where Scientific Socialism always ends up.

    A properly designed smart charger and backend database will solve all problems.

    A car registered to someone with a suitable Social Credit score, or a Maaate, is obviously going to have charging priority in the Mad Max energy future.

    Inappropriate travel destinations picked up on car GPS? Vaccination out of date? Fail to vote correctly? IP address identified as posting at the Cat?

    A trip to an Origin Community Compliance office required to reinstate charging privileges.
    Room 101 meet the Probation Office.


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  101. The murdered woman lived in Australia for four years.
    At a loss as to what the Australian community could or should have done
    We need to do something so that nothing of that sort ever happens to any other Australian women. We need to empower our women in a way that no one in future can exploit them or take advantage of them wherever they are in the world.”

    And several media outlets dumbed down the story to give the impression that she was a dinki di, true blue conned into taking her “Oz” kids to Paki by hubby …..


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  102. Zipstersays:
    June 23, 2022 at 8:26 am
    Grossly offensive behaviour in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars under a bill introduced to state parliament on Wednesday.

    like calling politicians lying slime buckets

    Quite so, truth has no standing.


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  103. “Sri Lankans fleeing from an actual crisis get the bums rush.”

    Country is in such a mess, according to the media, yet still has no problems hosting cricket tours .. LOL!


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  104. UK Police have failed to solve a single burglary in neighbourhoods covering nearly half the country over the past three years, a Telegraph investigation has found.

    why waste time on redistributive activities when you have hate speech and misgendering to deal with….


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  105. victoria is governed by fascist fuckwits

    The Daniel Andrews method is simple:

    a) pick a popular public works project – in this case, the removal of suburban railway crossings.

    b) spend tens of millions of dollars advertising the project – a de facto re-election campaign paid for by taxpayers.

    c) give your police force lots of fancy new weapons, which turns them into Daniel Andrews fans.

    d) Unleash the police onto dissidents who object to police behaving like a lawless street gang.

    Ironically, Andrews had nothing to do with creating his biggest advantage in the 2022 state election in November: the Stupid Fucking Liberals havee turned cowardice into an art form and behave like teenage fans of the Andrews regime.


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  106. said “she was only in the parliament to “infiltrate” the “colonial project”

    Are the likes of Lidia Thorpe, what we can expect comprising an Aboriginal “Voice to Parliament?”


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  107. John Sheldricksays:
    June 23, 2022 at 8:08 am
    Do you have any actual evidence to back this statement, or is it just another product of your fevered mind (you don’t have a brain to be fevered). And what about (lower case) crimes? are they covered by the instructions?

    LOL. It’s early morning humour………….Too early in the day for you I guess…………………….

    My comment was directed at Dickless, aka Dick Ed, but if you feel that it applies to you ………………………

    LOL. That’s me caught out speed reading again. I now withdraw my comment but agree with the Ed Case heading. Knob “Ed” could also apply to the said individual/it.


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  108. Speaking of EV charging load on the network, add this to the mix.
    Several local councils in Melbourne wanting to ban gas appliances in new apartment approvals.
    So, come home, plug in the Tesla, turn on the plasma and fire up the induction cooktop (x 1 million).
    Although the gas ban has gone quiet of late.


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  109. shatterzzzsays:
    June 23, 2022 at 8:41 am
    “Sri Lankans fleeing from an actual crisis get the bums rush.”

    Country is in such a mess, according to the media, yet still has no problems hosting cricket tours .. LOL!

    Bread and circuses without the bread.


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  110. Please, please, let Adam Bandit and Lydia Thorpe run free.
    Any “RRRRecognition” referendum will sink on launching with them sticking their heads up every five minutes.


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  111. Are the likes of Lidia Thorpe, what we can expect comprising an Aboriginal “Voice to Parliament?”

    lest we forget! .. she wasn’t selected by the “people” but by the Greens party members which leaves the Greens vetting & selection process looking a tad ordinary ..!


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  112. said “she was only in the parliament to “infiltrate” the “colonial project”

    Any of the bush lawyers on this blog help out? Can the Senate vote to censure, or expel, Lidia Thorpe?


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  113. I’m not advocating for us to accept economic ‘refugees’ from Sri Lanka just pointing out the idiocy of feting the Biloela four and turning back the rest.


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  114. how do you miss the most blatant safety signal in vaccine history?

    The CDC and WHO have been fully captured for the cause. I’m amused that the Left religion is now going through a prissy Baptist phase. They certainly don’t ever learn from history do they?

    Reports: US to Drastically Reduce Nicotine Content in Cigarettes (21 Jun)

    President Joe Biden’s administration is set to announce a new policy requiring cigarette producers to reduce nicotine to non-addictive levels, US media reported Tuesday

    Prohibition by Stealth: W.H.O. Pushes Tax Increases, Price Controls to Limit Alcohol Consumption (22 Jun)

    The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) is concerned at global rates of alcohol consumption and published advice Tuesday calling for a lift in taxation rates as well as price controls to keep it out of reach.

    The moves were aired as the W.H.O. prepared for a conference addressing the issue of alcohol consumption in Europe and ways to limit access through regulation, prohibition and control.

    They really are the Fun Police aren’t they?


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  115. Dotsays:
    June 23, 2022 at 7:10 am
    Amber Heard is in talks to write a tell-all book now that she has “nothing to lose” in the aftermath of ex-husband Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit, according to a new report.

    At this rate, she will be sold off in Dubai as a concubine. A fate worse than Lindsay Lohan.

    Dubai porta potties dont get to fling poop back


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  116. Indolentsays:
    June 23, 2022 at 9:14 am
    I’m not sure about the panicking part, they’re still too busy covering it all up.

    Not sure that article is particularly useful.
    It screams hysterically that 9 out of 10 covid deaths in Canada are vaxxed, but what it neglects to mention is that Canada’s vaxxed rate (at least according to official figures) is 93%.
    That translates to 7% unvaxxed accounting for 10% of covid deaths.

    Those numbers hardly suggest that the vaxxes are very effective – indeed on the raw numbers they seem less effective than annual flu shots, which are notoriously haphazard at about 60% effective in a good year. Also, I think we’ve learned to be wary of official figures. And, most importantly, broad brush stats like that can often be misleading – to get any sort of real picture we’d need to see some breakdowns by age, health status etc.

    However, the article isn’t in itself any basis for a beatup about vaxx related deaths.


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  117. Just yesterday I was reading about the 1919 Communist revolution in Hungary and some of its parallels with the progreess of wokeism (an instrument of Marxism) in Western countries today, especially the indoctrination of children, including the normalisation and introduction of them to sexual perversions in the attempt to undermine the ” bourgeoise” family, which was pioneered by George Lukacs, later famous in the West as a literary critic.

    Today this appears at American Conservative:

    The above stories offered serious lessons to Hungarians. Giving up our roots, letting loose unbridled liberalism, failing to measure the danger of socialism, and allowing weak democrats and soft-handed liberals to rule, all helped the far-left dominate.

    [Americans]…have yet to experience is occupation by foreign powers, or totalitarian dictatorships working through internal agents and external powers. Then, oppression is not only economic or political, but total. It comes for your home, your children, your thoughts, and your soul.

    ‘Americans Must Learn From Hungary’s Past’


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  118. 9 out of 10 covid deaths in Canada are vaxxed…….. the article isn’t in itself any basis for a beatup about vaxx related deaths

    Other than it clearly doesn’t prevent infection, symptoms or death. What is the point of it again?


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  119. Dr Faustussays:
    June 23, 2022 at 8:36 am
    Human Engineering is the greatest engineering challenge of this transition…and we know where Scientific Socialism always ends up.

    A properly designed smart charger and backend database will solve all problems.

    A car registered to someone with a suitable Social Credit score, or a Maaate, is obviously going to have charging priority in the Mad Max energy future.

    ‘Mad Max’ apocalypse vehicles spied as filming begins

    Movie cars have been spotted as filming kicks off for the latest Mad Max instalment in parts of NSW.

    The first spy photos of the next Mad Max film have appeared as production returns to Australia.

    Director George Miller has begun filming for Furiosa, a prequel of the 2015 movie Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, with The Queen’s Gambit lead Anya Taylor-Joy playing a young Furiosa alongside Chris Hemsworth.

    Journalist and photographer John Veage captured these images of the set at Kurnell, around 30km south of Sydney’s CBD, where the former sand mine is being used – the same location where primary filming for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome occurred in 1985.

    Filming is also said to be occurring in Hay, in the Riverina region of south-west New South Wales, as well as in an area outside of Broken Hill, in the state’s far west.

    Images published by The Daily Mail show a 1948 Buick Special known as ‘Polecat #7’ together with an early iteration of ‘Claw Car #1’, a 1980 Ford F-250 tow truck, both of which appeared in Fury Road.


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  120. Andrews government ‘perpetuating’ a ‘victimhood culture forever’

    The Spectator’s Alexandra Marshall says the idea in Daniel Andrews’ mind is to “help reconciliation by digging up the trauma of the past for every new generation”.

    The Andrews government introduced the first treaty authority bill as the state seeks to negotiate a formal reconciliation process with the Indigenous community.

    “What he’s actually doing is ensuring that you’re taking these young kids, who love each other and have no problem and are fully reconciled, and making sure that you divide them into oppressors and victims of crimes they never committed,” Ms Marshall told Sky News host Rowan Dean.

    “And so you will perpetuate this victimhood culture forever, it won’t actually reconcile anything at all.”

    Sky of course, the perpetrators of this nonsense just want power and money out of it. Always follow the money.


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  121. Those numbers hardly suggest that the vaxxes are very effective – indeed on the raw numbers they seem less effective than annual flu shots, which are notoriously haphazard at about 60% effective in a good year.

    If only the adverse reactions were similar to the flu shot. Also, I don’t recall mandates for flu shots, though I did read some time ago that Fauci was trying unsuccessfully to introduce them. They were going to get here one way or the other.

    BREAKING: 26-Yr-Old NFL Player Dies Unexpectedly…Cause of Death Is “Unknown”


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  122. Roger, if you thought that column on Hungary was interesting, follow Michael Malice on twitter & YouTube.
    When he’s not trolling he spends a lot of time on totalitarian mistakes of the 20th century.


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  123. “And so you will perpetuate this victimhood culture forever, it won’t actually reconcile anything at all.”

    That’s why they keep shifting the goal posts.

    Given the flak that useful idiot Perrottet received over his flag proposal, it seems a good portion of the general public are well and truly over it.


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  124. Cassie of Sydney:

    When you watch a tranny and observe how he dresses, how he puts on makeup, how he walks, you can see that his notion of what constitutes “a woman” is completely sexual, kinky, even pornographic, this is exhibited in their attire, fishnet stockings, high heels and satiny silky clothes. They want to look like whores because that’s how they think of women. They’re freaks….it’s pure misogynism.

    That’s a very good point -hadn’t thought of it in quite those terms before.
    Ta.


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  125. …allowing weak democrats and soft-handed liberals to rule, all helped the far-left dominate.

    I give you Dom Perrottet.

    Apparently he’s now best chums with Australia’s most subversive premier, Daniel Andrews.


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  126. Don’t pump brakes: our COVID strategy must change to reflect reality

    Australia continues to release the pandemic brakes, such as the easing of mask mandates in airports and isolation rules for positive cases, sending a strong “mission accomplished” signal to the public. However, this narrative is in contradiction to what the numbers say about widespread infection, suffering and disruption.

    Australia continues to release the pandemic brakes, such as the easing of mask mandates in airports and isolation rules for positive cases, sending a strong “mission accomplished” signal to the public. However, this narrative is in contradiction to what the numbers say about widespread infection, suffering and disruption.

    Omicron has had a massive impact. More than 7 million COVID-19 cases have been registered in Australia this year – 20 times more than the two previous years. A study released on Monday indicates that this probably represents around half of the actual number infected. That suggests about half of the Australian population has been infected.

    Still happy to be unvaxxed and stick with anti-virals


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  127. Let’s ignore the fact that it will likely melt the Distribution networks if they are all charged at night.

    A practical demonstration was the old ‘hood.
    The original three bedroom, one bathroom houses on two 16p titles began being sold off and replaced with the must have at least four beds, 2 bath, ensuite, pool
    and ducted air dog boxes on 16p.
    The local transformer started going boom on a regular basis until everything including all the above ground wiring was replaced.


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  128. “We should be kind, but not encouraging to it.”

    With respect Lizzie, I disagree.

    My experiences are limited with this stuff, but here are three:

    1. A hesitant and nervous woman acquaintance shows me pics of her ‘transitioning’ teenage daughter and I know that this mother has been subjected to a barrage of ‘we’ll take your child if you don’t go along with this’. I listen to the pronoun ‘he’ being used for this girl as this loving mother tells me about when the pics of her ‘son’ were taken, and I say nice general non-gendered things, like ‘that’s a good photo’ etc, and at the end I look at the last photo and say kindly to the mother ‘she’s still a girl though, isn’t she?’, adding ‘plenty decide to change back as they grow older’. The mother is almost in tears by this comment and agrees with me, reverting to using ‘she’ for her daughter, and letting down her barrier in a way she hadn’t felt able to do before. Was I being kind, or unkind? I don’t know.

    2. Hearty old salt, our captain on a sailing day-tour cruise in Tasmania wears earings and has titties, but bellows out the instructions to the crew in fine form for a deep-throated seaman. As we leave, a male passenger loudly and sincerely congratulates this shemale with ‘Well done, Sir’. And that seemed to me to be a good way to handle it.

    3. Grandson shows me pics of his set of male friends who include one in a skirt. They look like a nice group, I say at first, for he is clearly proud of them. Then I say ‘I don’t think a dress makes a boy into a girl though’ adding ‘to me it’s just a fashion these days’. Staid old grandma, but he was listening.

    In these instances you have to negotiate the circumstance and situation, being kind when you can imho. Also Cassie, I wasn’t brave enough to say anything at my defacto daughter-in-law’s photographic art exhibition, picturing 70’s Kings Cross ‘Les Girls’ cross-dressers who were avowedly not transgender, but which included an array of ‘real’ trannies arriving late in the evening. This is ‘art’ these days. I quietly say to this artist that I’m a big believer in two sexes only; but she knows that already. I couldn’t see any point making a scene at this exhibition, although I would happily write a piece about my views that it is part of a wider cultural aberration if asked.

    I wonder too how I would go if I came face-to-face with an internationally famous professor I used to know and enjoy being with in the days before his ‘transition’. Could I ignore it? I certainly wouldn’t congratulate him on it. I think most of all I would be terribly sad for him, to see him in such a state of self-delusion, that my impulse would be to be kindly. Individual cases are always difficult.


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  129. The King is a fink

    I liked that cartoon series.
    One of my favourite pieces of graffitti also referenced a fink.
    In an old Melbourne train many years ago: “Disraeli is a fink.”


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  130. Delayed Higgins rape trial now set for October
    Courtney Gould
    COURTNEY GOULD

    The trial of the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins will now begin in the first week of October after a speech at the Logies caused the court to rule for it to be delayed.

    Bruce Lehrmann has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting Ms Higgins inside Parliament House in 2019.

    He was due to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court next week.

    But lawyers representing Mr Lehrmann were successful in their application to delay the trial following the publicity that surrounded Lisa Wilkinson’s Logies acceptance speech.

    ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum said she had “robbed Peter to Paul” to ensure the trial would go ahead this year.

    “That’s a result of some pinching and robbing Peter to pay Paul. To be more precise, the only way to accommodate dates is by me sacrificing some time out of court and leave,” she told the court on Thursday.

    Defence barrister Steven Whybrow had asked the court to hold off until the beginning of next year, raising concern the “bushfire” of publicity would still be burning in October.

    “We would like there to be no further issues and delays,” he told the court, adding he had availability issues within the time frame named.

    But Justice McCallum said she would not wait to hold the trial until next year, believing a three-month period was enough time to dampen the publicity around the case.

    The case will likely commence on October 4.

    We are assuming Lisa Wilkinson will keep her mouth shut, this time?


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  131. Filming is also said to be occurring in Hay, in the Riverina region of south-west New South Wales

    Yes.
    Hay.
    I understand that is the beginning of a huge chase scene where our hero gets warm human excrement in his Crocs and pursues four Indian truckies to exact revenge.
    Can’t wait to see it.


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  132. Indolentsays:
    June 23, 2022 at 9:40 am

    If only the adverse reactions were similar to the flu shot. Also, I don’t recall mandates for flu shots, though I did read some time ago that Fauci was trying unsuccessfully to introduce them. They were going to get here one way or the other.

    Those are important points Indolent and I don’t disagree at all.
    But I’m presuming that you, like most vaxx sceptics, want to know the truth – and that article was at least incomplete in its assertions.


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  133. Don’t pump brakes: our COVID strategy must change to reflect reality

    Australia continues to release the pandemic brakes, such as the easing of mask mandates in airports and isolation rules for positive cases, sending a strong “mission accomplished” signal to the public. However, this narrative is in contradiction to what the numbers say about widespread infection, suffering and disruption.

    Australia continues to release the pandemic brakes, such as the easing of mask mandates in airports and isolation rules for positive cases, sending a strong “mission accomplished” signal to the public. However, this narrative is in contradiction to what the numbers say about widespread infection, suffering and disruption.

    Omicron has had a massive impact. More than 7 million COVID-19 cases have been registered in Australia this year – 20 times more than the two previous years. A study released on Monday indicates that this probably represents around half of the actual number infected. That suggests about half of the Australian population has been infected.

    Still happy to be unvaxxed and stick with anti-virals.

    I will never get jabbed with these drugs as I call them. Far too many adverse events for a start. And as to the number of “Cases”, well, the accuracy of the testing has been shown to be suspect. Apparently, an open can of coca cola was tested for the “Rona” (PCR or RAT I’m not sure) and found to be positive.


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  134. Lizzie – Reading your experiences with these poor people reminds me very much of the circumlocutions and veiled language used in the Soviet Union and East Germany.

    Now when a friend asks me about something not narrowly scientific I say to them sorry I won’t talk about that area. When they ask me why I evade, or if pressed say it’s too dangerous. That’s where we now are.

    Unfortunately low information people and the kids are really and physically suffering because of this madness. I don’t know how to prevent it happening.


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  135. is The World FALLING APART?!

    Russell Brand

    As research shows that corporate price markups and profits jumped to their highest levels in seven decades last year, are we now seeing how an alliance between big business and government renders the rest of us powerless?
    #globalcrisis #profits #bigbusiness


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  136. I am old enough to remember what the word fink meant when it was in popular usage – basically it was a dibber dobber.

    So yeah I guess I’m a fink, since I work for ASIO reporting on you clowns.


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  137. Viktoristan bans a symbol with heavy penalties for displaying said symbol.
    Can anyone think of a 1930/40s gubbmint that banned a symbol?

    The ironing. It burns.


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  138. The King is a fink

    I liked that cartoon series.

    Batfink (and his sidekick Karate) was big at my place in younger days. His wings were like a shield of steel, the bullets just bounced off. Black and white, if memory is correct, with Peter Gun style theme music.


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  139. The rapes and murders of girls in Rotherham by Muslim men for over 20 years can only be happening with the connivance of the Police and Social Services!

    No no no.
    According to some totes independent audit just released,
    that sort of thing never happened.

    There is no doubt that there were, throughout this period, legitimate concerns on the part of both the council and the police that the high-profile convictions of predominantly Pakistani offenders across the country could be capitalised on by a far-right agenda and lead to the victimisation of the Pakistani community.

    Sweeping the whole mess under the carpet, then beating it with a stick until it stopped moving wasn’t connivancing.
    It was defending social cohesion and pre-empting far-right activity
    for the greater good.
    Coincidently, one of the scumbags is fighting deportation,
    because his son needs a role model at home.


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  140. Jab jab booster…………………….

    A new peer-reviewed study published in the journal Andrology on June 17 vindicates another dark suspicion about COVID-19 vaccines: they harm male fertility. Specifically, researchers find declining sperm counts for up to five months after the second dose of Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 jab.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/pfizer-vaccine-impairs-sperm-count-conspiracy-theorists-were-right_4548368.html?utm_source=opinionnoe&utm_campaign=opinion-2022-06-22&utm_medium=email&est=6XN8tsRYRWR9oSKrXgR4xkYNV5hvXHOB%2BTfj3HBXM6l6OyWWzso8pzSuNNbVoGPW6Vk8u0tg


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  141. There is a whole generation who are removed from the constraints and exigencies of nature. A social infrastructure unparalleled in human history has been built up to insulate this generation from nature. They enjoy every advantage which was not available to people even 60 years ago: reliable power, medicine, social services, a lifestyle undreamed of by our ancestors. They take it for granted and think this grand virtuous act of saving the world will not affect them. This is cognitive dissonance writ large.

    The psychology behind the green movement is fascinating. Sure there are grifters and spivs in it for the money to be made with the monstrous and useless renewables, the equivalent of the Easter Island statues. There are also the commies using anthropogenic global warming (AGW) to destroy Western society. But then you have the useful idiots who vote green/teal/alp and even segments of the LNP who BELIEVE there is a climate crisis. No doubt education and the MSM have played their part in convincing the masses who now accept the climate crisis. This has been so successful that any deviation – drought, flood, bushfire, earthquake (!) – from a Camelot view of the climate/weather is hailed as the worst ever and indisputable proof of AGW. There is never any evidence to support this; every prediction to do with AGW has failed as has the science (sic) generally.

    So why do people BELIEVE this nonsense? Guilt, boredom, gullibility, meaning in their life, a sense of superiority over the rednecks, deniers and rubes who don’t BELIEVE? Perhaps all of them. One thing is for sure, as has happened overseas, when the renewables fail the question must be asked of these people, as they sit shivering in the dark and no change in the climate has occurred, do you still BELIEVE in AGW?

    You bet, they’ll squeak.


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  142. Towards the emergence of a new form of the neurodegenerative Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: Twenty six cases of CJD declared a few days after a COVID-19 “vaccine” Jab

    “Resubmitted preprint withdrawn after 132 000 reads on RESEARCHGATE”
    ABSTRACT

    We highlight the presence of a Prion region in the different Spike proteins of the original SARS-CoV2 virus as well as of all its successive variants but also of all the “vaccines” built on this same sequence of the Spike SARS-CoV2 from Wuhan.
    Paradoxically, with a density of mutations 8 times greater than that of the rest of the spike, the possible harmfulness of this Prion region disappears completely in the Omicron variant. We analyze and explain the causes of this disappearance of the Prion region of the Spike of Omicron.
    At the same time, we are analyzing the concomitance of cases, which occurred in various European countries, between the first doses of Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine and the sudden and rapid onset of the first symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which usually requires several years before observing its first symptoms.
    We are studying 26 Creutzfeld Jakob Diseases, in 2021, from an anamnestic point of view, centered on the chronological aspect of the evolution of this new prion disease, without being able to have an explanation of the etiopathogenic aspect of this new entity. We subsequently recall the usual history of this dreadfull subacute disease, and compare it with this new, extremely acute, prion disease, following closely vaccinations. In a few weeks, more 50 cases of almost spontaneous emergence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease have appeared in France and Europe very soon after the injection of the first or second dose of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneka vaccines. To summarize, of the 26 cases analyzed, the first symptoms of CJD appeared on average 11.38 days after the injection of the COVID-19 “vaccine”. Of these 26 cases, 20 had died at the time of writing this article while 6 were still alive. The 20 deaths occurred only 4.76 months after the injection. Among them, 8 of them lead to a sudden death (2.5 months). All this confirms the radically different nature of this new form of CJD, whereas the classic form requires several decades.


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  143. Slim Cognitosays:
    June 23, 2022 at 9:34 am
    9 out of 10 covid deaths in Canada are vaxxed…….. the article isn’t in itself any basis for a beatup about vaxx related deaths

    Other than it clearly doesn’t prevent infection, symptoms or death. What is the point of it again?

    True, it seems not to prevent any of those things.
    And, as I understand it, it doesn’t prevent transmission to others.

    But on the raw numbers in the article (and, yes I know, I noted all the provisos in my previous email):
    7% of the population unvaxxed were 10% of the deaths;
    93% of the population vaxxed were 90% of the deaths.
    That suggests, possibly, some potential value in reducing the risk of death, though hardly a spectacular success rate.

    Which, if it is the case, needs to be weighed against vaxx risks – which is virtually impossible to do because no government is interested in making proper vaxx risks stats available to the serfs (even if the governments were interested in compiling those stats at all).

    I’m not trying to promote the vaxxes. I’m unvaxxed myself, and fully recovered from an unpleasant but brief and non-threatening experience infection with covid. And I’m certainly not condoning any mandates for the vaxxes.

    But this shouldn’t be about joining a cheer squad, it ought to be about ascertaining the truth as best we can.


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  144. Sure there are grifters and spivs in it for the money to be made with the monstrous and useless renewables, the equivalent of the Easter Island statues.

    Easter Island statues have some immense advantages over wind turbines and solar panels.
    They don’t slaughter wildlife.
    And they don’t need to be decommissioned thus leaving detritus full of toxic substances which need to be dealt with.


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  145. So why do people BELIEVE this nonsense? Guilt, boredom, gullibility, meaning in their life, a sense of superiority over the rednecks, deniers and rubes who don’t BELIEVE? Perhaps all of them. One thing is for sure, as has happened overseas, when the renewables fail the question must be asked of these people, as they sit shivering in the dark and no change in the climate has occurred, do you still BELIEVE in AGW?

    You bet, they’ll squeak.

    We can see this sort of catastrophising human psychology very much in operation still by clicking on the link above to today’s SMH drama piece about Covid. The piece itself is hysterical enough, unscientific and shrieking of relevance deprivation syndrome on the part of the fallen public health czars, but the comments are absolutely incredible. Hard to comprehend that so many people could be so deluded about both the degree of threat and its relative risk, some of them calling for social distancing and mask wearing to become part of all daily life in for all time in the future (because Covid is unbeatable). They are totally hooked on masks – a fetish if I ever saw one – and on enforcement too, for these people are anti-democratic to the core.

    What a parochial set of left-overs are these timid Australians was my first thought, drawing as I did on my recent memories of Britain, where Covid is nowhere at all on any agenda nor visible in any way in the culture. It was ‘over’, and what a relief that was to be sure.


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  146. This is a great Ted talk by a former Obama eco-catastrophist who oversaw many green programs roll out in California. He quickly realised solar power panels were killing birds and small animal and insect habitats, wind power took more energy to generate to create than what it made and that, globally (as at 2016) $1,5TR had been spent on nuclear and $2.0TR on ruinables and that nuclear was safer and generated 2x the power.

    It’s 16 minutes and worth the watch! https://youtu.be/N-yALPEpV4w

    Michael Shellenberger is his name.


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  147. Tesla Model S catches fire three weeks after getting sent to junkyard

    Firefighters ended up submerging the car in a water-filled pit

    In what sounds like the automotive equivalent of The Walking Dead, a Tesla Model S caught fire three weeks after it was involved in an accident and sent to a junkyard. Firefighters had a difficult time putting out the blaze, and they ended up having to submerge the battery.

    Posting on its official Twitter account, the Metro Fire Department of Sacramento explained that it sent crews to extinguish a vehicle fire in a wrecking yard. When they got there, firefighters found a burning Model S that had been wrecked in a non-fire-related accident about three weeks before. Why the electric sedan caught fire after sitting for nearly a month is unclear, but Metro Fire says the Tesla put up a fight.

    “Crews knocked the fire down but it kept re-igniting/off-gassing in the battery compartment,” it wrote on Twitter.


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  148. From Indolents link at 0901 about CDC not monitoring VAERS.

    “the agency whose specific purview and policy was to monitor this data just told you that everything was fine and their diligence the most robust in history while failing to do even the most rudimentary first pass work they were supposed to. they not only missed but misled about what is probably the single most severe safety signal in pharmaceutical history”.

    and then they said “not my job.”

    Not to worry as in Oz any reporting of vaccine adverse events is frowned upon and Dr’s and media know that only the vaccine positive stories are to be run.


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  149. Indolent:

    This is the question that’s been bugging me for literally years now. And I can only see one answer to it, namely deliberately. Let me know if you can think of any others.
    how do you miss the most blatant safety signal in vaccine history?

    Straight out of ‘Yes Minister” – you refuse to collect the information that undermines your narrative.
    How blatant is the lying about the efficacy of the Ersatzvaccine?


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  150. A mystery brain illness that is baffling Canadian doctors is increasingly affecting young people, a doctor has claimed.

    People who care for patients with the progressively worsening disease are also bizarrely becoming sick, as though it is catching.

    The disease has been instilling confusion and fear for two years with health officials in the affected area, New Brunswick, no closer to discovering the cause.

    Symptoms listed by health chiefs include memory problems, muscle spasms, balance issues, difficulty walking or falls, hallucinations, unexplained weight loss, and pain in the limbs.

    The illness is similar to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, (CJD), a rare and fatal brain disease, one form of which is known as “Mad Cow Disease”.


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  151. Another story from Tesla

    (Bloomberg) — A former Tesla Inc. contractor has refused to accept $15 million in damages over racist abuse he was subjected to at the electric vehicle maker’s northern California factory after a judge drastically slashed a $137 million jury verdict.

    Owen Diaz on Tuesday told US District Judge William Orrick that he won’t agree to the the 89% cut. Instead, Diaz plans to seek a new trial, his lawyer Larry Organ said.

    “In rejecting the court’s excessive reduction by asking for a new trial, Mr. Diaz is again asking a jury of his peers to evaluate what Tesla did to him and to provide just compensation for the torrent of racist slurs that was directed at him,” Organ said in an emailed statement. “Mr. Diaz seeks to restore a fair and just punitive damages award that will punish and deter Tesla for the racist conduct to which Mr. Diaz was subjected and to prevent future harassment from occurring.”

    In October, Diaz won what’s believed to be one of the largest verdicts in US history for an individual plaintiff in a racial discrimination case, following a seven-day trial in San Francisco.

    Orrick had denied Tesla’s request for a new trial, based on the condition that Diaz accept the reduced award.

    Tesla didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Orrick ruled June 7 that Diaz can’t appeal his April decision to cut the massive jury award. The former elevator operator didn’t pinpoint “questions of law” that would warrant a review, Orrick said in his ruling.


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  152. cohenite says: June 23, 2022 at 10:51 am

    There is a whole generation who are removed from the constraints and exigencies of nature. A social infrastructure unparalleled in human history has been built up to insulate this generation from nature. They enjoy every advantage which was not available to people even 60 years ago:

    Honest responses/answers please.
    60 yrs ago how many housewives would (even if no longer doing) have the following;
    Been unable to kill & dress a chook.
    Been unable to cope with living in a dwelling that had only an outdoor dunny.
    Been unfamiliar with household health threats from significant hygiene issues (eg, sewage [dunny], poultry going “off”, various rotten “stuff”, poorly treated wounds, etc)
    Been unable to make clothing.
    Been unable to make jumpers, beanies, socks & darn same.
    Been unable to bake a cake from scratch ingredients.
    Been unfamiliar with a wringer or a mangle.
    Had known life without an electric refrigerator.
    Been unfamiliar with living in a house that contained at least one firearm.


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  153. From the above paper, which likely to have it withdrawn

    With Figure 18, we can now conclude by asserting that the 8 amino acid mutations, or 21% of this small region have ACTUALLY caused the TOTAL DISAPPEARANCE of the Prion function. Two questions remain “open”:
    1/ Was this Prion region “natural” or chimerical when the Wuhan virus emerged?
    2/ Was this suppression of the Prion function natural following the “humanization” of the virus or was it provoked? This question also remains “open”…



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  154. GreyRanga says:
    June 23, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Zipstersays:
    June 23, 2022 at 8:26 am
    Grossly offensive behaviour in Victoria will be punished by five years behind bars under a bill introduced to state parliament on Wednesday.

    like calling politicians lying slime buckets

    Quite so, truth has no standing.

    The same is happening in Germany as we speak, speak out against the state or government or its policies and get 5 years in jail.

    Who could’ve thunk it, coming from the krauts?


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  155. ZK2A:

    Any of the bush lawyers on this blog help out? Can the Senate vote to censure, or expel, Lidia Thorpe?

    It sounds like she lied on her oath – therefore she hasn’t fulfilled the requirements to take her seat.
    Burn the Witch!


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  156. Serious Adverse Events of Special Interest Following mRNA Vaccination in Randomized Trials

    Results:

    Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were associated with an increased risk of serious adverse events of special interest, with an absolute risk increase of 10.1 and 15.1 per 10,000 vaccinated over placebo baselines of 17.6 and 42.2 (95% CI -0.4 to 20.6 and -3.6 to 33.8), respectively. Combined, the mRNA vaccines were associated with an absolute risk increase of serious adverse events of special interest of 12.5 per 10,000 (95% CI 2.1 to 22.9). The excess risk of serious adverse events of special interest surpassed the risk reduction for COVID-19 hospitalization relative to the placebo group in both Pfizer and Moderna trials (2.3 and 6.4 per 10,000 participants, respectively).

    Discussion:

    The excess risk of serious adverse events found in our study points to the need for formal harm-benefit analyses, particularly those that are stratified according to risk of serious COVID-19 outcomes such as hospitalization or death.

    Note:

    Funding Information: This study had no funding support.


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  157. Bandt’s flag rejection too serious to dismiss as stunt
    EDITORIAL

    12:00AM JUNE 23, 2022

    The refusal of Greens leader Adam Bandt and Victorian Greens senator Lidia Thorpe, an Indigenous woman, to stand in front of the national flag raises important questions for taxpayers. Given the pair’s evident loathing for the nation, who are they really representing in return for their $210,000-plus salaries? In defending her leader in radio, television and newspaper interviews over his disgraceful removal of the Australian flag from behind him at press conferences, Senator Thorpe made a telling revelation of her own about why she was in the Senate: “I’m there to infiltrate” what she described as “the colonial project”.

    Senator Thorpe describing the national flag as an “obscenity” was offensive. The flag did not represent her or her people, she said. It had “no permission to be here”; there had been no consent or treaty. It had connotations of “invasion, dispossession’’ associated with mass murders of many men, women and children”. Her reasons for seeking office would strike many who pay her salary as bizarre. She swore allegiance to “the colonising Queen” to gain access to the media and to parliament. She wanted to question the “illegitimate occupation” and for people to know “whose land they’re on”. The first people “never ceded sovereignty”. It was “time to treaty”.

    The two Greens MPs’ views are anathema to Australians who love the flag for its representation of the nation’s heritage and for its Southern Cross and Commonwealth Star. Degrading a highly valued symbol is galling to those who have served the nation and its values fighting under the flag or who have lost mates or loved ones doing so. RSL Australia president Greg Melick said Mr Bandt’s action was “unfitting of a member of our national parliament”. Australians had served under the flag irrespective of race, religion or politics, The Greens’ unpatriotic, shameful behaviour is likely to prompt some people to buy and wear small flag pins. Anthony Albanese is correct when he says every parliamentarian should be proud to stand in front of the national flag. Mr Bandt’s action, the Prime Minister said, risked undermining the move for reconciliation.

    But in a healthy sign of national unity, some of the most potent criticisms of Mr Bandt and Senator Thorpe have come from prominent Indigenous people, including serving and former elected MPs. Indigenous Labor MP Marion Scrymgour said Mr Bandt’s divisive act would make it harder to win broad community support for a constitutionally enshrined voice to parliament. Indigenous leader Warren Mundine said he was “flabbergasted” by Senator Thorpe’s comments and asked: “So is she there to blow the place up? It is just bizarre.” Australia’s first Indigenous cabinet minister, Ken Wyatt, called on Mr Bandt to rethink. “The Australian flag has the Southern Cross on it, and the Southern Cross story in many Aboriginal cultures is significant and it’s an important symbol,” Mr Wyatt said. “In Aboriginal astronomy it is a very sacred set of stars.” Aboriginal men and women had died fighting under the flag, he said, and that should be respected.

    Incoming Northern Territory Country Liberal Party senator Jacinta Price said Senator Thorpe had “nothing but contempt for the Australian people”. Senator Thorpe “doesn’t see herself as an Australian, she doesn’t see herself as being represented by the Australian flag”. She was not the right person to represent the Australian people, Ms Price said. Nor did Senator Thorpe’s comments indicate she had Australia’s best interests at heart. Ms Price wants Governor-General David Hurley to look closely at Senator Thorpe’s intentions “and consider whether this is possible grounds for dismissal”. Some have dismissed Mr Bandt’s antics as a stunt, but that misses the point. His disrespectful action, and Senator Thorpe’s comments, attack the essence of our nation. Coming from elected MPs they are intolerable. All parties should condemn them now and at the next election.



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  158. On a cold winters night there’s nothing that beats the warmth of a burning Tesla.
    For the backyard bonfire, a solar battery setup will usually get the cheery glow started.
    Bring your own marshmallows and hazmat suit.


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  159. UVALDE SCHOOL SHOOTING

    “If there’s kids in there, we need to go in”: Officers in Uvalde were ready with guns, shields and tools — but not clear orders

    The Texas Tribune has reviewed law enforcement transcripts and footage that federal and state investigators are examining after the May 24 tragedy.

    The officers in the hallway of Robb Elementary wanted to get inside classrooms 111 and 112 — immediately. One officer’s daughter was inside. Another officer had gotten a call from his wife, a teacher, who told him she was bleeding to death.

    Two closed doors and a wall stood between them and an 18-year-old with an AR-15 who had opened fire on children and teachers inside the connected classrooms. A Halligan bar — an ax-like forcible-entry tool used by firefighters to get through locked doors — was available. Ballistic shields were arriving on the scene. So was plenty of firepower, including at least two rifles. Some officers were itching to move.

    One such officer, a special agent at the Texas Department of Public Safety, had arrived around 20 minutes after the shooting started. He immediately asked: Are there still kids in the classrooms?

    “If there is, then they just need to go in,” the agent said.

    Another officer answered, “It is unknown at this time.”

    The agent shot back, “Y’all don’t know if there’s kids in there?” He added, “If there’s kids in there we need to go in there.”

    “Whoever is in charge will determine that,” came the reply.

    The inaction appeared too much for the special agent. He noted that there were still children in other classrooms within the school who needed to be evacuated.

    “Well, there’s kids over here,” he said. “So I’m getting kids out.”

    The exchange happened early in the excruciating 77 minutes on May 24


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  160. m0ntysays:
    June 23, 2022 at 10:24 am
    I am old enough to remember what the word fink meant when it was in popular usage – basically it was a dibber dobber.

    So yeah I guess I’m a fink, since I work for ASIO reporting on you clowns.

    Have you ever wondered how many here might report to ASIO on you and your ilk?


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  161. Worse Than the Disease? Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of the mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19
    Operation Warp Speed brought to market in the United States two mRNA vaccines, produced by Pfizer and Moderna. Interim data suggested high efficacy for both of these vaccines, which helped legitimize Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA. However, the exceptionally rapid movement of these vaccines through controlled trials and into mass deployment raises multiple safety concerns. In this review we first describe the technology underlying these vaccines in detail. We then review both components of and the intended biological response to these vaccines, including production of the spike protein itself, and their potential relationship to a wide range of both acute and long-term induced pathologies, such as blood disorders, neurodegenerative diseases and autoimmune diseases. Among these potential induced pathologies, we discuss the relevance of prion-protein-related amino acid sequences within the spike protein. We also present a brief review of studies supporting the potential for spike protein “shedding”, transmission of the protein from a vaccinated to an unvaccinated person, resulting in symptoms induced in the latter.We finish by addressing a common point of debate, namely, whether or not these vaccines could modify the DNA of those receiving the vaccination. While there are no studies demonstrating definitively that this is happening, we provide a plausible scenario, supported by previously established pathways for transformation and transport of genetic material, whereby injected mRNA could ultimately be incorporated into germ cell DNA for transgenerational transmission. We conclude with our recommendations regarding surveillance that will help to clarify the long-term effects of these experimental drugs and allow us to better assess the true risk/benefit ratio of these novel technologies


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  162. 60 yrs ago how many housewives would (even if no longer doing) have the following;
    Been unable to kill & dress a chook

    Creep up behind it. Plastic bag over the head. Whisper ‘I love you’ in its ear as it suffocates.

    Then put Aunt Gerda’s pantaloons on it. Left leg first, then right. Then – ball gown over the top, careful not to disturb the comb. Some makeup – lipstick and foundation only.

    Place in lounge chair, slightly offset to TV. Leave for 30 years.

    Simple, yet a forgotten skill.


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  163. Lisa Wilkinson offers to STOP talking about Brittany Higgins’ case in urgent letter to the judge as a new date is set for the trial –  despite warning The Project host’s disastrous Logies speech sparked a ‘bushfire of publicity’

    Offers to stop talking, you say.
    I think she has been told to STFU by ‘Er ‘Onner.


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  164. Lysandersays:
    June 23, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Thanks for posting that, Lysander.

    This has given me valuable ‘ammunition’ for my next argument with a no-nuclear ignoramus. Shellenberger, a dedicated environmentalist, admits his total change from anti to pro nuclear when he assessed the damage caused by wind and solar to wildlife, the countryside and the atmosphere.

    Well worth watching, but if you want a quick precis, watch from 14 minutes.


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  165. Delta A

    This has given me valuable ‘ammunition’ for my next argument with a no-nuclear ignoramus. Shellenberger, a dedicated environmentalist, admits his total change from anti to pro nuclear when he assessed the damage caused by wind and solar to wildlife, the countryside and the atmosphere.

    Does anyone here think that the likes of m0nty-fa[scist] would even consider looking at the Schellenberger discussion? Such a contradiction of the ever-so-precious “narrative” must be ignored, lest their entire world view be destroyed.


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  166. Interesting question, Sal. On the other side of the ledger, 60 years ago for men:

    – service lawnmower
    – change tyre
    – service motor vehicle (oil, brake fluid)
    – make simple furniture from scratch
    – prune trees
    – mix a barrow of mud
    – change power point or tap, clear a drain

    All skills that most manbuns no longer have.


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  167. But on the raw numbers in the article (and, yes I know, I noted all the provisos in my previous email):
    7% of the population unvaxxed were 10% of the deaths;
    93% of the population vaxxed were 90% of the deaths.
    That suggests, possibly, some potential value in reducing the risk of death, though hardly a spectacular success rate.

    Your comment prompted me to follow the link.

    Sure enough, another Daily Exposé analytical mad skill on display: misrepresentation.

    A quick glance at the numbers tells us that, in the month to June 2022, the unvaxxed made up 7% of the Canuck Covid-ridden population and 14% of the Covid deaths.

    One possible conclusion from that is that you are, on average, twice as likely to die if you are unjabbed.

    Obviously, if you are under 70 that’s not a huge risk to take on vs the vaccine risk. But for the over 70’s, who (the linked Canadian data tells us) make up 80% of the deaths and are 98%+ jabbed, it might be a comfort.

    But that’s unlikely to shake loose change into the Daily Exposé coffers.

    As you say: “…this shouldn’t be about joining a cheer squad, it ought to be about ascertaining the truth as best we can.


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  168. The Greens’ Lidia Thorpe says she is in the Senate as an ‘infiltrator’.

    The GG could ask whether she took the oath of allegiance in good faith or misrepresented herself to his office.


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  169. Jaylon Ferguson’s death from unknown causes.
    Don’t even know if he was vaxxed but indolent just knows it’s a vaxx injury fatality.
    Immediately ruling out accidental overdose or suicide (or death from natural causes).


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  170. Knuckle Draggersays:
    June 23, 2022 at 12:10 pm
    60 yrs ago how many housewives would (even if no longer doing) have the following;
    Been unable to kill & dress a chook

    Creep up behind it. Plastic bag over the head. Whisper ‘I love you’ in its ear as it suffocates.

    Then put Aunt Gerda’s pantaloons on it. Left leg first, then right. Then – ball gown over the top, careful not to disturb the comb. Some makeup – lipstick and foundation only.

    Place in lounge chair, slightly offset to TV. Leave for 30 years.

    Simple, yet a forgotten skill.

    …I’ve reported myself to ASIO, just for reading this all the way through.


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  171. OldOzziesays:
    June 23, 2022 at 11:44 am
    Serious Adverse Events of Special Interest Following mRNA Vaccination in Randomized Trials

    what’s more important, IMHO, is that this is from pfizer and moderna’s own trial data!

    Methods: Secondary analysis of serious adverse events reported in the placebo-controlled, phase III randomized clinical trials of Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines



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