1,289 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 25 June 2022”

  1. World news · 57 minutes ago

    Video showing Russian missile is fabricated, fact-checkers report

    Looks out window.
    Blinding flash of light and curtains burst into flames.
    “No this can’t be happening, the fact checkers dispro \/ E D


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  2. Techno Fog @Techno_Fog · 5m

    ?It’s official –
    The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade.
    The tactics of fear and intimidation – the threats of assassination and the firebombing of pro-life facilities – didn’t work.



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  3. dover0beachsays:
    June 25, 2022 at 12:16 am
    SCOTUSblog
    @SCOTUSblog
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    THE SUPREME COURT HAS OVERTURNED ROE V. WADE, ELIMINATING THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO ABORTION.

    Deus vult.

    Excellent!

    Now for the baby-murderer riots….


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  4. Samuel Moyn ?
    @samuelmoyn
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    Clarence Thomas, concurring: “in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.”

    Thomas is a mensch.


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  5. I remember in previous abortion debates being told that Roe will never be reversed. Same re Obergefell. Never let people black pill you. Never let defeatism set in. Make them eat their words.


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  6. Here’s a comment from Unz Review on the Roe vs Wade Decision:

    WhoaWaitaMinute says:
    June 24, 2022 at 5:58 pm GMT • 50 minutes ago • 100 Words ?
    Hmm

    All those fertile Catholic Latin American border busters will even further eschew aborting a baby they can’t support..but you will, and, btw, without your personal conservative, God-fearing input. Coloreds and career feministas who send the kids to pre-school, public schools and cowidge for that total indoctrination will maybe be less inclined to avoid raising yet another liberal voter raised by who knows who. And career girls can’t always just take 3 days off to go get a suction curettage.

    Let’s remember…It isn’t 1955 anymore. And wire hangers are no longer carried at Wal Mart.

    Good news…bad news.



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  7. Gaborsays:

    June 25, 2022 at 4:24 am

    Probably going to regret it, but who or what is “Titus”?

    Sorry.
    I can’t answer that.
    Titus forbids it.


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  8. very funny guys. fortunately, I can survive without knowing about Titus.
    Certainly not going to waste a second trawling back to find out the origin.

    ???
    ‘some sort of an emoticon ‘


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  9. What Makes Some Men So Obsessed With Barely Legal Girls?
    Now that I’m nearly 30, I really can’t imagine dating a teenager

    https://medium.com/the-no%C3%B6sphere/what-makes-some-men-so-obsessed-with-barely-legal-girls-a292e2b13e1c

    To answer your question: FERTILITY.

    I can’t imagine trying to start a family with an infertile woman.

    BARELY LEGAL! PEEDOHFILES! REE!

    Err, honey, you call your blog thing the smart-space. What sort of marriageable man wants to come home from an “economically attractive” job to that self indulgence???

    The other day I watched a weird video where an 18 year old man takes home a 45 year old woman…


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  10. when public health officials and agencies stridently told america that the covid vaccines would be a “dead end for the virus” and stop infection and spread, upon what did they base that claim and how did they get it so wrong?

    The Bureaucratic Class makes wrong decisions as a core competency. What normally doesn’t happen is their arrogance, ignorance and incompetence being put on full display.


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  11. Americans should have left a heap of those (guns, abortion, etc) issues to the States. That’s what the constitution actually says to do, BTW.

    Same with Australia, the NFA short circuited the independence of the states. If it wasn’t for the NFA most states would have walked away from the presumption of firearm owner guilt.


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  12. Looking at Garrison’s cartoon the first thing that came to mind over the AU and AG flags of the armies* marching on the dollar was that Australia and Argentina are threatening the US. On second thoughts, at the turn of the 20th century both Aus and Argentina were at the top of the rich countries list so this may have had some truth then.

    Today, Argentina is a basket case and we are not far behind.

    Yes I know, silver and gold. What, no bitcoin?


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  13. ‘Slap in the face’: independents furious at PM’s decision to cut advisory staff from four to one

    In a letter sent to House of Representatives and Senate crossbenchers on Friday, Albanese – who as prime minister gets to set staff allocations across parliament – said he proposed to offer just “one additional full-time staff member at the adviser classification, in addition to your four electorate staff”.

    Under the previous Coalition government, crossbenchers got up to four advisers, in addition to electorate staff.

    The decision blindsided many on the crossbench, who had been optimistic of further expanding their staff numbers.

    Getting on with the important stuff.


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  14. Last night rosie posted something about Pirate Petey having a book deal with Miss Higgins.

    I did not know this, I wasn’t paying enough attention. From 21/6/22.

    https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/courts-law/lisa-wilkinsons-husband-peter-fitzsimons-link-to-brittany-higgins-book-deal-could-be-explored-at-trial/news-story/4b71b9d9034deaa7d5459c3e54d26867

    *The Project host Lisa Wilkinson’s husband Peter FitzSimons’ role in securing a lucrative book deal for former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins could be explored at her sexual assault trial.

    Lawyers acting for Bruce Lehrmann, the man charged with one count of sex without consent, disclosed the likelihood they will pursue the issue during a legal hearing on Tuesday to request a temporary delay in the matter over pre-trial publicity.

    Mr Lehrmann has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    During the hearing, Mr Lehrmann’s barrister Steve Whybrow revealed that best-selling author Peter FitzSimons had been subpoenaed.*


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  15. Lol, bet the Teals didn’t see that coming.
    Hell hath no fury like someone promised a cushy taxpayer funded job who doesn’t get one.


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  16. “Trump will be considered one of the most historically important presidents.”

    Yep…..which is why the left remains intent in destroying him.


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  17. Knuckle Draggersays:
    June 25, 2022 at 12:03 am
    Third Test. Pomland.

    NZ made 329, easy peasy Japanesey.

    The Poms are 6/55. Glorious.

    Not so fast. At the end of Day 2 the English have fought back nicely. Glorious…………………….


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  18. “Dr Faustussays:
    June 25, 2022 at 7:35 am”

    I have to say, I read this late last night and I laughed and thought…..good. Despite disliking Albanese and the new government, I thought to myself well at least he’s got some balls, unlike the previous three Liberals PM and particularly the most recent Liberal PM who may have made a similar decision on a Friday morning and then quickly capitulated by Friday night, because that’s the legacy of the Morrison government….one of craven capitulation on every effing thing.

    As for the outrage from the cross-benchers, I really think Svengali Simon and his Teal Stepford babes really thought that they’d be holding the balance of power and they really swallowed the nonsense that they’d be really important in Canberra. Some things are sweet. I suspect the likes of Princess Allegra, Ryan and the other Teal mediocrities will become bored, very quickly.


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  19. Not so fast. At the end of Day 2 the English have fought back nicely. Glorious…………………….

    I know who I’d rather watch bat.
    Poms scoring at nearly double the rate. NZud – 2.8 Poms – 5.6


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  20. dover0beachsays:
    June 25, 2022 at 12:16 am
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    THE SUPREME COURT HAS OVERTURNED ROE V. WADE, ELIMINATING THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO ABORTION.

    Deus vult.

    There never was a Constitutional right to abortion as the US Constitution does not refer to abortion anywhere in the Document. The original Supreme Court decision should have never been made. This is all about the Rule of Law.

    There is NOTHING in the Constitution that guarantees any right to an abortion. There is a huge difference between STATUTORY law and CONSTITUTIONAL law. The former is acceptable as long as it doe NOT violate the latter. This decision is throwing it back to the States BECAUSE this is a matter for STATUTORY law – not CONSTITUTIONAL any more than putting up a stop sign by the local municipality.

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/rule-of-law/roe-v-wade-overruled-statutory-v-constitutional/


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  21. Yes it is about constitutional law and about how the political establishment wanted to pretend that the tenth amendment of the Bill of Rights didn’t exist. The States, or their peoples have the right to decide over such matters.

    This is the best thing to happen in America since Trump was elected.


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  22. It’s amazing to see the stupidity of the pro-abortion left howling from states that have legislated rights allowing abortion. Can those people read?


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  23. InterestIng remarks about Roe v Wade result in USA saying women now have lost rights over their choices for their bodies.
    Really
    Here are some
    Always use contraception .
    Make him use contraception this to prevent STDs
    No sex buy a vibrator
    If raped then allow a abortion. .
    BTW what was the democratic percentage of judges .?
    Iam a feminist from way back but what brought this change was the extreme s that pro abortionists went allowing abortion after first trimester .
    Any way about time men took some responsibility it takes two to tango.


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  24. Any way about time men took some responsibility it takes two to tango.

    ???

    We never stop taking responsibility. Check back in when the power goes out and your garbage remains uncollected!


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  25. Lawyers acting for Bruce Lehrmann, the man charged with one count of sex without consent, disclosed the likelihood they will pursue the issue during a legal hearing on Tuesday to request a temporary delay in the matter over pre-trial publicity.

    they should ask for the matter to be dismissed due to no longer possible to get a fair trial


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  26. The overturning of Roe vWade is a surprise which I would not have predicted.
    It is maybe an indication of a fightback against the “Rights” generation which puts personal “rights”above all else.

    It was always unbelievable that decision to abort at 24 weeks & sometimes beyond was supported.


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  27. Tomsays:
    June 25, 2022 at 7:17 am
    Here, Crossie.

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    I find it very interesting that the Victorian State Deputy (to Dan the bent Sheriff), the Police Minister and the Health Minister are all not standing again at the upcoming November 2022 State Erections (Elections). They must have all been looking at the latest increasing pitchfork and axe sales at Bunnings…………………lol


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  28. m0ntysays:
    June 24, 2022 at 9:51 pm
    Do you mean our points of view would be metaphorically beaten to a pulp after vigorous debate and we’d have to withdraw from the arena cowed and never to return?

    Yes.

    m0ty-fa has direct experience of this, having been forced “from the arena [of his own blog] cowed and never to return”. He even seems proud of his defeat by his allies on the left.


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  29. MatrixTransformsays:
    June 24, 2022 at 10:15 pm
    Yes.

    hey mUnty … you need some solar installed?

    Is m0nty-fa going to take up the Solar Challenge? Cool (particularly in Melbun at this time of the year).


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  30. Cassie of Sydney says:
    June 25, 2022 at 7:42 am
    Re. the SCOTUS decision, I wonder if this is the spark similar to the shell fired from Fort Johnson over Fort Sumter?

    When their antics don’t move any votes they will drop it.


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  31. I can only assume the ALP polling shows something but, with the Gliberals being what they are, I’m still not confident of change. The minors

    One could suppose they are doing out of conscience, except for the fact they are politicians and they are ALP.


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  32. Re Roe,

    and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.

    The last four words will drive the DemonRats and the rest of the fascist left insane (well, even more insane than they currently are). They want to impose their preferences through unelected judges, not have to argue and win their case with the voters.

    Se also: m0nty-fa.


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  33. Despite disliking Albanese and the new government, I thought to myself well at least he’s got some balls

    Cassie – It’s easy to have balls when the entire MSM, public service, the frightbat chorus and Twitter are in lockstep support.

    Much as I dislike ScoMo for his stupid greenery he tried to walk the safe beige path. Unfortunately that no longer exists. The Libs though are now solidly captured by the Turnbull wing and cannot do the only other thing that can possibly work, which is to hoist the black flag and run out the cannons.


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  34. In a letter sent to House of Representatives and Senate crossbenchers on Friday, Albanese – who as prime minister gets to set staff allocations across parliament – said he proposed to offer just “one additional full-time staff member at the adviser classification, in addition to your four electorate staff”.

    Under the previous Coalition government, crossbenchers got up to four advisers, in addition to electorate staff.

    The decision blindsided many on the crossbench, who had been optimistic of further expanding their staff numbers.

    The Teal Ducks have been plucked? No hot and cold running lackeys (family members) paid from the taxpayer purse?


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  35. Bear Necessitiessays:
    June 25, 2022 at 8:34 am
    Many left wing women in the USA will be kicking their cats today. Lucky they have so many cats to choose from.

    Good job then that the Cats here will be alright. Although there are some Cats that have crept in here that need even more kicking – ‘Montypox virus’ and ‘Head Case’ for a start……………………….


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  36. Roe v Wade overturned 6 – 3

    And Aussie MSM lockstep in reporting what a setback this is for women – ignoring of course that 50+% of those killed by abortion are female.


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  37. We have this …

    Mocking a man’s religion is a low that should not be tolerated here.

    … followed by this …

    One would think that a supposed adult male like JC who has the physique of a homosexual AIDS patient with terminal ass cancer

    Oh, for a kinder, gentler blog.


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  38. “Cassie – It’s easy to have balls when the entire MSM, public service, the frightbat chorus and Twitter are in lockstep support.

    Much as I dislike ScoMo for his stupid greenery he tried to walk the safe beige path. Unfortunately that no longer exists. The Libs though are now solidly captured by the Turnbull wing and cannot do the only other thing that can possibly work, which is to hoist the black flag and run out the cannons.”

    So what are you saying? Maybe you do but I don’t want a PM who walks the “safe beige path”. The writing was clearly on the wall almost as soon as the votes had been counted back in 2013. We’ve had nine years of a “safe beige path” and all it delivered us was………..an utterly shambolic electricity grid because the stupid fucking Liberals were too cowardly to tackle the climate scam, an education system where children come out not being able to read or write or do basic maths but are experts on how the world is going to end by 2030 and how a woman apparently can have a dick, an ABC that is more out of control than what it was back in 2013 and on an on it goes…..day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year of cowardice and capitulation from three so called Liberal PMs, be it on Section 18C all the way through to net zero emissions……and as for Higgins, Porter, Laming, Tudge and how Morrison handled that, don’t get me started, no wonder the left is laughing. All Morrison did was play right into their hands. I’ll take my hat off to the left, they know how to play the culture wars….superbly I might add.


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  39. Biden attacking justices and the court.

    With this decision, the conservative majority of the Supreme Court shows how extreme it is, how far removed they are from the majority of this country. They have made the United States an outlier among developed nations in the world. But this decision must not be the final word.

    Not a shred of protocol or decency to be found in this corrupt old grifter.
    Time to see if the majority of the US population value the separation of powers and the safeguards of the constitution or partisan anarchy produced by the executive.


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  40. Cassie

    As for the outrage from the cross-benchers, I really think Svengali Simon and his Teal Stepford babes really thought that they’d be holding the balance of power and they really swallowed the nonsense that they’d be really important in Canberra. Some things are sweet. I suspect the likes of Princess Allegra, Ryan and the other Teal mediocrities will become bored, very quickly.

    Only yesterday, m0nty-fa was gloating about waiting to see the Teal Ducks exerting power in Parliament. m0nty-fa is as useless at political prognostications as he is at everything else.

    But, aaaaannnnnyyyy daaaaaayyy noooww!


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  41. Attorney General Merrick Garland said that he “strongly disagrees” with the decision, and said it “will have an immediate and irreversible impact on the lives of people across the country,” particularly people of color and poor people.

    He is right about ‘people of colour’ – around 50% of black pregnancies are aborted.


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  42. Not a shred of protocol or decency to be found in this corrupt old grifter.

    No, but then he didn’t write it either.

    In any case, a momentous development.


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  43. What on earth could make anyone take an untested vaccine?
    Where were the men?
    Shaking and hiding in their homes from a cold virus.
    Could not for a second work out that if the flu had disappeared, it was just being renamed.
    Yearly wogs don’t disappear….they just get renamed.
    Yet feminine hysteria took over so called men and women alike.
    Now overall deaths are through the roof, and the unjabbed are hated for mentioning it……….

    Sad fucks indeed.

    You blew it.

    And you blew it for you and your fellow countrymen.
    That’s the raw unadulterated truth and it may be hard to swallow but it’s the truth.
    THE TRUTH.

    Western men have stepped away from their responsibilities of being head of the house, and it’s going to cost our entire civilisation.


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  44. Daily Mail.

    Disgraced lawyer Phil Shiner who was struck off for hounding British soldiers with false murder and torture claims faces three charges of fraud linked to allegations made against Iraq War veterans

    Phil Shiner, 65, will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court over the charges
    The charges come after a five-year investigation by the National Crime Agency
    The Birmingham lawyer brought several cases against British veterans of Iraq
    He was struck off as a solicitor in 2017 for pursuing false allegations



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  45. Today I learned that the piping in Rockefeller Plaza was stamped with swastikas as it came from Germany.
    Sometime between 2015 & 2017 they were grinded off.
    So preachy SNL was happy to film their show there & “show off” the swastikas for 40 years.
    Pack of fucking hypocrites.


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  46. Less than one hour after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the state of Missouri banned the practice of abortion.

    Many states such as Missouri had “trigger laws” on the books that were set to go into effect if the Supreme Court were to issue such a ruling.

    On Friday, as the court issued its groundbreaking decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, Mississippi’s pro-life lawmakers finished their decades-long campaign to ban abortion in the state.

    RTWT


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  47. Too many people see the right to elect representatives to legislate law as a mainstay of individual human rights.
    Magna Carta and the rules of justice came well before any common voting rights ever emerged.
    Destroy the public faith and respect for the judicial system and you destroy democracy at the same time.
    Biden and his administration are anarchists without any awareness outside the ideology constraints of sectional interests.


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  48. JC and Sancho are the two most crass juveniles on this here internet. Mocking a man’s religion is a low that should not be tolerated here.

    Okay.

    One would think that a supposed adult male like JC who has the physique of a homosexual AIDS patient with terminal ass cancer would be a bit more circumspect about how they conduct themselves

    Um?

    JC would comment about his ass cancer, but Titus forbids him.

    Oh and those idolatry Catholics…Titus forbids it.


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  49. Further to “safe beige path” which worked a treat for the Coalition…NOT. I’d rather have a Coalition government that went down in flames trying to change things rather than just strolling along as Abbott, Turdbull and the King of Beige….aka Morrison….did all the way to the ignominy of 21 May 2022.


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  50. So what are you saying? Maybe you do but I don’t want a PM who walks the “safe beige path”.

    Cassie – If you read the rest of my answer you would see what I was saying. 😀

    It’s abundantly clear from US experience that no centre now exists. Anyone who attempts to move there falls into a black hole and is lost. Has happened here over and over – like in Victoria and WA with wet Oppositions standing for nothing and shriveling to nothing.

    But to be successful as a righty you have to be a Trump or a De Santis. Nothing else works. And when you do win like Campbell Newman you have to stay the path with determination and decisiveness.

    Again the problem is RINOs and LINOs and NINOs undermining every decisive leader in the mainstream right parties. I don’t know what to do about that. The US with its presidential and primary systems has it so much better than us, since Tea Party insurgencies can and do happen. Not here, since any time some good candidate gets put up by the branch the Photios bunch comes in with a “captain’s pick”.


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  51. Yes, there will be a lot of people promised well paid jobs by crossbenchers feeling glum today. And, the crossbenchers who promised four people a job are now in the uncomfortable position of picking one and explaining to the others why they missed out. 🙂

    This is the kind of basic self-preservation that coalition governments always seem to lack. You don’t give your opponents matches to burn your house down.


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  52. Disgraced lawyer Phil Shiner who was struck off for hounding British soldiers with false murder and torture claims faces three charges of fraud linked to allegations made against Iraq War veterans

    Phil Shiner, 65, will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court over the charges
    The charges come after a five-year investigation by the National Crime Agency
    The Birmingham lawyer brought several cases against British veterans of Iraq
    He was struck off as a solicitor in 2017 for pursuing false allegations

    Wonderful.

    Hopefully the same happens to Brereton.


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  53. Some advice would be appreciated.

    We live in what is classed as a remote area – even though we are only 3 hours from Sydney. As some of you will know we live most of our time on our farm & return to our home in Sydney regularly.

    At the farm we have NBN satellite via Active8 for internet & mobile coverage is via Optus tower. About 6 months ago our service provider Optus stopped allowing us to send emails which they said were “spam”( though we could receive them) by blocking Port25. After a complicated session our local computer company rectified the problem. It has now reoccurred & this time they can’t fix it as they say Optusnet is refusing to relay outgoing emails to Active8.

    Any ideas on how to resolve this? We have many skills – but computer technology is not one of them! I am incensed by this denial of service as I am a very active user of outgoing emails. I also regard it as an essential communication tool – especially our in the donga!


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  54. The LDP have taken my suggestion of PAL (Party of Australian Libertarians).

    This will be funny if it happens. If people don’t know who they are voting for, brand recognition may go a long way.

    I like Liberty and Democracy, but??? is it memorable?

    “Don’t be be a CHUMp, be a Goodo and vote for PAL!”


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  55. I think my faction (Fanatical Libertarians) may go to far, plus there are only 26 of us in all of Australia and plagiarism is rampant.

    The Twelve Golden Words of Libertarian Fanaticism

    WE MUST RESIST THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE AND POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT AT ALL COSTS


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  56. Less than one hour after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the state of Missouri banned the practice of abortion.

    A whole swag of woke companies are falling over themselves to offer free travel for wymminses who wish to kill their baby in lefty state.

    Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Citigroup Rush to Fund Abortion Travel (24 Jun)

    DICK’S Sporting Goods Offers to Reimburse Employees for Abortion-Related Travel Expenses (24 Jun)

    I wonder what would happen if ladies doing such a thing were then charged with manslaughter in Missouri and like states? Might be an elegant way to incentivize lefties to migrate permanently to enlightened places like California and leave righties in peace.


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  57. Struth

    Western men have stepped away from their responsibilities of being head of the house, and it’s going to cost our entire civilisation.

    Well, I’m the head of my house as I’m the only person in it. The dog (bitch) sometimes thinks that she’s the boss but I provide the food so she has to keep relearning her place in the Universe. I am the Alpha Male in my house and leader of the Pack. Pack of one I know, but it does count……………….


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  58. Western men have stepped away from their responsibilities of being head of the house, and it’s going to cost our entire civilisation.

    Not all of us


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  59. At the farm we have NBN satellite via Active8 for internet & mobile coverage is via Optus tower. About 6 months ago our service provider Optus stopped allowing us to send emails which they said were “spam”( though we could receive them) by blocking Port25. After a complicated session our local computer company rectified the problem. It has now reoccurred & this time they can’t fix it as they say Optusnet is refusing to relay outgoing emails to Active8.

    Vicki, I’m a technology dunce too, but can’t you change providers? What right does Optus have to designate your emails as “spam”? So if you want to say “happy birthday” to a relative in Sydney that’s “spam”? You should sue them, or at least get legal advice if there is no other service option.


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  60. I did read it.

    Then, Cassie, you need to watch more pirate movies!

    Maybe British navy movies too: the doctrine of the RN has long been to “steer towards the sound of the guns”. It worked, as British captains gained and retained the reputation of being mad buggers who’d fight unwinnable odds and still win despite mere impossibility. Maybe Trump read a lot of Alexander Kent and Patrick O’Brian novels when he was younger.


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  61. The award for this year’s dopiest own goal goes to … Lisa Wilkinson Janet AlbrechtsenFollow @jkalbrechtsen

    12:00AM June 25, 2022

    If only Lisa Wilkinson had followed the advice Ricky Gervais gave award winners when he hosted the Golden Globes in 2020. “If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to ­lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world,” said the comedian. “So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent, and your God … and f..k off, OK?”

    The award for this year’s dopiest own goal off a soccer pitch goes to … Wilkinson. The Ten star’s imprudent comments at the Logies on Sunday night almost single-handedly caused the delay of the high-profile trial of Bruce Lehrmann, accused of rape by Brittany Higgins, a story that Wilkinson has pursued to boost her recent career.

    Wilkinson has more than egg on her face for choosing to stroke her own ego rather than quietly respecting the trial of a man who is meant to be presumed innocent until found guilty by a court.

    The link between Wilkinson and Gervais doesn’t end there. It is one of the more glorious ironies that the people who probably hate the famous comedian the most are the same people who have made him very, very rich. You won’t find these people in the audience of his live shows. And they might not watch more than a minute of his Netflix shows before they condemn him as vile and offensive.

    But every morning, Gervais – an avowed atheist – must nonetheless say a small prayer to the moralising new puritans who are determined to provide him with material for his stand-up comedy.

    As Gervais alludes to in his latest show, SuperNature, released on Netflix last month, the former working-class lad is very, very wealthy. He is reported to have struck a $40m deal with the giant streaming platform for his last two shows.

    Gervais’s success underscores his importance. Any sane person will only direct a certain amount of energy towards the gruelling job of trying to take the new puritans – which includes people like Wilkinson – seriously. Eventually, there is an overwhelming need to lay back and laugh out loud at their madness.

    In fact, I’m beginning to wonder whether people like Wilkinson exist for the sole purpose of providing goofball comments for others to laugh at. The Project star is at risk of becoming her own accidental comedy act, without bringing in the dollars of Gervais.

    The British comedian would have some serious fun doing an ­impersonation of Wilkinson’s ego. Presumption of innocence? Due process? A fair trial? Going by Chief Justice Lucy McCallum’s stinging rebuke of Wilkinson’s Logie remarks, these ideas are increasingly treated as nothing more than fifth-place accoutrements to Wilkinson’s self-importance. “The implicit premise of (Lisa Wilkinson’s speech) is to celebrate the truthfulness of the story she exposed,” said the judge. “The importance of the rule of law has been set at nil,” she added later in her damning decision to delay the trial that was due to start next week.



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  62. Thanks feelthebern. Yes, others near us have said they eliminated Active8 problems through Starlink. My concerns are the fact we have to get new Satellite dish (we have 3 dishes already – 2 obsolete!), new PowerPoint in roof cavity etc. & all done with instructions remotely.

    We have been using our current setup with Optus (30 year customer) & Active8 (7 year customer). I refuse to accept that I now have to change providers.

    I am an active member of an anti vax ( the Covid ones) group & send a great deal of correspondence out through emails. I am, of course, probably paranoid – but I hope it has nothing to do with this.


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  63. Good to see vaccine mandates are apparently also being lifted here in QLD.
    Hopefully about all over (except the neverending blather from the usual doomsday day predictors) .


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  64. Vicki, one other thought. Do you use a VPN? My emails stopped going out a couple of months ago and when I contacted my service provider, TPG, and after some toing and froing they advised that if the IP address changed, which is does with a VPN, then outgoing emails can be blocked. I was still receiving. They unblocked my service and I adjusted the settings on my VPN to cover only online sites, and not emails. It seems to be fine since.


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  65. “The implicit premise of (Lisa Wilkinson’s speech) is to celebrate the truthfulness of the story she exposed,” said the judge. “The importance of the rule of law has been set at nil,” she added later in her damning decision to delay the trial that was due to start next week.

    If that’s not worthy of a contempt charge, what is?


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  66. Thanks Indolent! Yes – we are starting to feel pretty irate. We were astonished that our local “gurus” couldn’t fix it. They also suggested we convert to Starlink. I just find it hard to accept that a provider that you have had a business arrangement for decades can suddenly change the rules in this way.

    Gotta say – after over 2 years of “refusal of service” in so many areas of our life – we are “over it”!

    Husband says he can fix anything on a motor vehicle (except computer components!) whereas most people just rely on turning the key. But with computers – he just turns it on & relies on it working!


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  67. Tomsays:
    June 25, 2022 at 9:40 am
    Bruce of Newk, you’ve stumped me. In the world of acronyms, what is a “NINO”?

    Possibly “National in Name Only”? There are now some strange people claiming to be true blue bushy Nationals.


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  68. Bruce of Newk, you’ve stumped me. In the world of acronyms, what is a “NINO”?

    Tom – A National in name only. Barnaby held out for a long while but then rolled over on net zero because if he didn’t the NINOs would’ve rolled him. And now Littleproud is leader and the dark side’s victory is complete (ok, not entirely since he’s been pushing nukes lately, I’ll give him that.)


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  69. From the last thread head prefect said this:

    I reckon the NY gun thing was the Right’s pacifier in order to avoid turning Roe around.

    SCOTUS can’t overturn Roe; what it can do is send it back to the states so each state implements its own laws. Federal law about abortion was never constitutional. The demorat outrage is entirely confected and election tactics, as usual.


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  70. Watching 1883 after Yellowstone.
    Huge mistake in casting the Tim McGraw family, though Faith Hill does a just passable job.

    McGraw is desperately bad and you feel sorry for the actors put beside him.

    The narrator/character musings are trite and annoying.

    The guides for the pioneer wagon train start to grate for sheer impractical stupidity.

    Wagons are driven across a section of river with a driver and horses, chaos with loss of life as a result.

    We see large ropes are available from other scenes. In real life the horses would be swum across and wagons dragged by the same horses with ropes using the sure footing on dry ground on the other bank.

    I’ll keep watching but it’s a disappointment from the same writer as Yellowstone.


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  71. Vicki, the other part of Starlink is the portability, you may only need one account for both locations provided you can cope with lugging your (smallish) antenna. Others are doing this even though it wasn’t officially permitted and it seems it shall eventually be normal anyway.

    Perhaps start here if you wish to investigate. This guy is interested in using it while overlanding but the information may be of use to you.

    https://m.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEA&search_query=Robert+Pepper+Starlink


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  72. With this decision, the conservative majority of the Supreme Court shows how extreme it is, how far removed they are from the majority of this country.

    Can someone tell the incontinent incompetent that the Supreme Court agrees.
    They are all for the majority deciding this in each state.


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  73. what it can do is send it back to the states so each state implements its own laws.

    Isn’t that the point of the SCOTUS reversal? .. to return the decision to the, individual, States!


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  74. This is a significant and emerging problem for the new government but it’s a problem of their own making.

    Even the ABC reported that the word on the streets of Colombo is if you make it to Australian territory you’ll “be kept on an island for a while” but then allowed to stay on the mainland and “live a happy life.”


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  75. Indolent- again, thank you for your advice.

    As I said, we are digitally challenged- so the VPN is a bit of a mystery to us. But certainly your experience seems to echo ours. We have contacted Optusnet to unblock our service but the guy( who sounded Phillipino) didn’t seem to understand what we were telling him about Port 25 & the characteristic blocking of that Port. He said they will get back to us in 48 hours.!


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  76. Also thanks Nelson! We really are resisting Starlink, although we know that eventually we will change over – in spite of the inconvenience.

    I guess it is just that we are fed up with “denial of service”!!!!


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  77. Husband has just required large piece of cake with morning tea as a result of having to deal with these internet problems.

    Thank God he is dealing with it. He is a thousand times smarter than me with technical matters& also has more patience.


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  78. Thanks Rosie.
    Isn’t it refreshing to see a conservative leader talk without the homilies and glib matey references to endear yourself to the plebs.
    Dutton has started very well.


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  79. So the screechies can no longer have their “constitutional right to abortion”.

    Nice that the waffling windbag imbeciles that magicked such a ridiculous concept into existence have finally been given a long overdue and well deserved smackdown.

    Presumably the squawking is now audible in space.


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  80. a conservative leader talk without the homilies and glib matey references

    Listening to a Goose Morristeen homily was akin to having your teeth pulled sans anaesthetic and that’s before he began wielding the ukulele – and he always spoke like he was suffering from severe constipation.

    He will not be missed. Worst Prime Minister ever.


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  81. Worst Prime Minister ever

    Yep, a convictionless nobody who did nothing , unless the object was to do exactly nothing. Spineless and utterly confused, the perfect leader of the SFL’s. The Mr Bean of Aussie politics, stumbling along from one clusterfk of his own making to the next. Grasping every opportunity to fail.


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  82. You can argue that Roe and Casey were terrible decisions at law but still think there may be a converse argument relevant at the federal level against abortion with the 14th amendment (equal protection to all persons) as its basis.


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  83. I managed to never read or watch a Morrison address except for some brief moments trapped in a tyre shop waiting room during lockdown one.
    I did, pre lockdown, comment here that he had the wishy-washy convictions I’d expect of a hillsong style Christian.


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  84. Dutton;

    “When they say they support Operation Sovereign Borders – they don’t. They support their own version which doesn’t have temporary protection visas.

    “And that will be their undoing when it comes to boats, tragically and regrettably.”

    The empty covid camps are waiting for the new “residents”. How fortunate they were built?


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  85. dover0beach says:
    June 25, 2022 at 10:51 am

    Texas, I believe, has also moved to make abortion illegal.

    On a US map its a central band of states from Texas moving north to the Canada border.


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  86. Cronkite

    I’m happy to be wrong. I swear, I never thought they had it in them with all the leftist bullying going on.

    It’s a huge win for the Right. Outside of elections, it’s the biggest win in 50 years.


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  87. I managed to never read or watch a Morrison address except for some brief moments trapped in a tyre shop waiting room

    The perfect venue to soak in the monstrous mediocrity.

    I’ll never forget the time I witnessed a bunch of wallies I work with clustered around a computer monitor listening to the fat goose announce the first of the schlockdowns in March 2020.

    “Why are you all listening to that idiot?”, which was met by a bunch of blank, bemused expressions, almost as if they’d just had the life sucked of them by merely listening to him.

    Thank goodness it’s all now in the past. Now it’s time to enjoy being screwed over by an even more infuriating imbecile.


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  88. Indolentsays:
    June 25, 2022 at 9:07 am
    swedish vaccine injury data

    Thanks Indolent. Some of the data in the link does indicate genuine problems with the vaxxes, so don’t take the following as any sort of rebuke.

    The first graph, that shows the vaxxes causing about 3 times more deaths and serious health problems than all other pharmaceuticals combined, is meaningless without further info as to numbers of vaxx treatments and numbers of other pharmaceuticals taken. If more than 3 times as many Swedes have been vaxxed as have taken other pharmaceuticals, those stats would actually support vaxx safety.

    Of course the further info may confirm the dangers of the vaxxes, but without that info there’s nothing that can be concluded from that graph.
    Bat Cattitude is usually pretty good, so it’s a pity that on that issue it seems to have fallen for confirmation bias.


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  89. Starlink…

    We recently installed it and it’s a dream. Easy to set up – literally plug and play. The power is required for the modem which is in your house so any PowerPoint will do. You don’t need it in the roof. Comes with long leads and you can get extra length if required. I’ve just got it sitting on the veranda at the moment but it can obviously be more permanently set up. It’s that portable that RVers use it now and have internet everywhere. NBN satellite is far inferior particularly the lag. Added advantage is you’re telling NBN to stick it up their arse!


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  90. Winston Smiths link at 0626 has a link to good article. However in that article the first referenced article by Bad Catitude has an even better article which covers examples of where the original claims about Vax preventing infection etc came from (ie. Biden at CNN town hall, Fauci, head of CDC).

    Unfortunately Oz media frequently quotes health experts as now saying it was always going to be a 3 Vax job. This is a blatant lie yet the media don’t even question it.


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  91. Glycocalyx sounds suspiciously like someone we know well. Welcome back fuckface. How’s the other blog going? You know the one you were always critical of.
    Im sure you’ll burn down that bridge before too long … like you’ve done with everyone else, you depressed waste of space.


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  92. One would think that a supposed adult male like JC who has the physique of a homosexual AIDS patient with terminal ass cancer

    Bonhomie, from another drive-by dissatisfied lurker critic with nothing to contribute.


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  93. lotocoti – one of the collectivist numbskulls on that twatter thread seems to think the Count is a real judge.

    How do these clowns even remember how to breathe?


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  94. Bonhomie, from another drive-by dissatisfied lurker critic with nothing to contribute.

    He’s just getting started, KD. He hasn’t yet got to the Jew hatred, which will take a few more hours.


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  95. Western men have stepped away from their responsibilities of being head of the house, and it’s going to cost our entire civilisation.

    This theme – which has been pursued for quite some time now by the Minstrel of Malcontent – is finally taking shape. Firming up, if you will.

    It’s internet yapping from someone firmly not wearing the pants in Casa St.Ruth.

    I strongly suspect the most-used phrase in that household is not ‘death camps’ or ’10 to 40 months’ or ‘stand and fight and fall’ but ‘Yes, dear.’ This august journal of record is merely an outlet that won’t get him in trouble.


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  96. Hooray! The people, not unelected Supreme Court justices, can now decide on the abortion issue through their US state governments as the US Constitution intended.

    So, of course, the fascist American left and their violent street mobs are against it because it’s too democratic. No democracy for you, peasants! Let’s burn this place down! Tucker Carlson Tonight.


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  97. Cassie of Sydneysays:
    June 25, 2022 at 7:45 am
    “Trump will be considered one of the most historically important presidents.”

    Yep…..which is why the left remains intent in destroying him.

    The Historical Meaning of Donald Trump

    The hysterical reaction to Donald Trump on the part of liberals, though, suggests that Trump may, indeed, have signified a radical action that cuts to the heart of things political in our country. It’s hard not to believe that after witnessing otherwise intelligent and informed individuals slip into Trump Derangement Syndrome and not relax for four full years. I don’t mean specific planks that offended them such as the Wall, controversial though they were. He had to have posed a more fundamental threat. That Establishment conservatives felt the same way as conventional liberals did reinforces that suspicion. Trump certainly upset the mainstream elite a lot more than did the progressive Bernie Sanders.

    Think about how Trump himself told Americans that the party politics of Democrats versus Republicans was no such thing. As he declared right off in his inauguration speech, the leadership of both parties formed a faction of their own, and the American people were their piggy bank. They’d produced carnage across America and lined their own pockets. Don’t buy their political shows and fake news, he urged. D.C. is the home of uniparty swamp dwellers, and they’re playing the American people as suckers.

    All the people sitting behind him on Day One, Democrats and Republicans both, realized instantly, “He’s not one of us, and he’ll never be one of us.” Trump made it very personal. They couldn’t avoid the calculation: “If he succeeds, we lose.” He told the Great Unwashed what they should never be told, that their leaders had a terrible track record, that their Ivy League degrees didn’t translate into competent statesmanship, and that they didn’t care about their own country and fellow citizens—and the people cheered.

    This was bad, very bad. Suddenly, it seemed to the elite and everyone who wants to join them that their security and livelihoods were at risk. Draining the swamp and discrediting the media would take away their food and water. People wouldn’t trust their expertise anymore. The qualifications and experience on their lengthy resumes wouldn’t be so impressive. Statements such as “I was an undersecretary of -under President Y” might evoke a wry smile instead of a reverent nod. These people had worked all their lives in hypercompetitive settings to advance and succeed. They’d proven their excellence. They had the advanced degrees and political posts and distinguished by-lines as sure evidence, and this orange-haired blowhard dared to mutter, “You’re not so special.”

    Infuriating, yes, and treacherous, too. On this point, our masters on the right and left could agree. As our Marxist would say, they had a system to maintain, made up of themselves, and Trump didn’t honor it and become a well-behaving member.

    This is what makes him a radical force in American history.

    The historical meaning of Donald Trump depends on this outcome. How many of the longstanding, high-ranking, well-remunerated denizens of the swamp will survive Trump populism? How many will still be in place, running the D.C. show, steering money, churning out words and speeches and interviews, winning re-election, and keeping Trump-ish individuals away? They have certainly lost their luster, and a good portion of the American public despises them, but they are still in tight control of the halls of power. In 10 years, or 20, will they still hold the reins?


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  98. Captain Obvious, from the Hun:

    Frustration over rule changes, ticketing and transport are the main reasons deterring footy fans from attending games, a Herald Sun readers’ survey has revealed.

    The high price of food and drink at venues was also high on AFL fans’ dislikes in 2022.

    Yes. Yes, well.


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  99. Vicki says:
    June 25, 2022 at 9:46 am

    Husband says he can fix anything on a motor vehicle (except computer components!) whereas most people just rely on turning the key. But with computers – he just turns it on & relies on it working!

    Vicki,

    suggestion for your Husband re Motor vehicles and Computers

    https://www.club4x4.com.au/gear-review-autophix-3210-obdii-bluetooth-scanner/

    and $129.95

    https://autophixaustralia.com.au/product/3210-obdii-bluetooth-vehicle-scanner/

    Please Note: OBD2 Vehicle Guidelines

    • Vehicles sold in Australia and New Zealand 2006 and Newer
    • Works on all 1996 & newer sold in North America – (cars, minivans, suv’s, and light trucks both foreign and domestic)
    • Vehicles sold in Europe: 2001 and Newer for petrol vehicles, 2004 and Newer for diesel
    • Vehicles sold in other countries check vehicles manual to ensure OBD2 Compliance


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  100. This is what makes him a radical force in American history.

    The historical meaning of Donald Trump depends on this outcome.

    It’s funny because what the dude did was try to keep most of his promises whenever he could after navigating all the obstacles and boy were there obstacles.

    It was something like :

    WTF, this guy is actually carrying through on his election promises. That, that can’t happen. It’s not possible

    I think though it’s time for DeSantis. The old orange trooper may be too old.


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  101. Hot off the press. Brussel Sprouts $5.99 a bag. Now I didn’t notice if it was a kg but the bag was big and I figure if people can eat them a kg is the way to go.


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  102. A comment below Dover’s .

    Some of them are just plain evil. Others are just fucking stupid.

    Oh God

    Show me a human that can live in water for 9 months. That’s not a human trait



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  103. This came up at Birthday Brunch discussion yesterday for Daughter-in-law who was discussing with Youngest Daughter – My Wife and I said “What!”

    Here to stay or will they go away? Either way, NFTs have transformed Australian art

    In a world awash with acronyms, there’s one that has a particular power to make hackles rise, especially in the arts: NFT. Even spelled out – non-fungible token – it remains obscure, an unpoetic intruder from deep tech. Difficult to understand, difficult to access (unless you’re a so-called digital native), surrounded by jargon and hype, NFTs, for those who favour “real” art in the “real” world, are infinitely off-putting, a nuisance they hope will disappear. As one gallerist, speaking off the record, put it, “It has no f—ing relevance to art and it does my head in. The prices that are out there, it’s just such BS.”

    That gallerist may well be experiencing a warm flush of schadenfreude now in light of the recent cryptocurrency crash. Amid the collapse, the backlash against cryptocurrencies – which some critics have labelled as nothing more than a Ponzi scheme – has been swift and severe. But does the crypto-crash signal the end of NFT “art”? That’s a wish that looks unlikely to be granted any time soon.

    “We’ve actually seen an uptick in sales since the crash,” says Michelle Grey, the Sydney-based co-founder of Culture Vault. The online platform seeks to sell “high-quality” NFTs rather than the more insipid examples circulating: notably the “bored apes” the international celebrity set has taken up with glee, and which are more akin to nightclub medallions of old – offering exclusive membership – than anything resembling art.

    Culture Vault is attempting to counter NFT scepticism by enlisting emerging and established artists, Australian and international, whose work has traction – among them Reko Rennie, the Huxleys, Romance Was Born, Stephen Ormandy and Shantell Martin. With the plunge in the value of cryptocurrencies, these artists’ NFTs have suddenly become more affordable in real dollar terms.

    “We’ve been so busy making art that we didn’t know there was a crypto crash,” says Will Huxley, one half of the brilliantly creative duo the Huxleys, who have just finished performing at Melbourne’s recent Rising festival.

    A disclaimer: I own an artwork by the Huxleys, a real-life photograph called Nervous Wreck. It’s irresistibly, splendidly, camp, and features Will and Garrett in gaudy wigs, gold bodysuits, turquoise-painted faces, flamboyantly tumbling out of the smoking wreckage of a gold-painted vintage sedan. Culture Vault has minted a 30-second NFT video and soundscape of the same scene – kind of like the photo come to life. In May, that NFT cost $310 on Culture Vault. After the crypto crash, the price has dropped to $109.

    The Currency cuts to the core of the NFT quandary – where is the line between art and currency, currency and art? What matters more to you, the digital or the physical? And what, ultimately, will be worth more, not just in monetary terms, but culturally?

    Will we be sighing in front of an NFT in a hundred years’ time as we do before Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, van Gogh’s Sunflowers, or Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s Big Yam Dreaming? Or will NFTs have passed into the shallow grave of obsolete technologies, like VHS and Beta?


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  104. Random pallets of bricks appearing in streets around the US now.

    It would appear carefully planned spontaneous protests are on the cards.

    Oh well. I guess it’s time for them to fuck around and find out.


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  105. Tom at 11:19.

    He’s just getting started, KD. He hasn’t yet got to the Jew hatred, which will take a few more hours.

    My “Hi Bird” was just a backhanded swipe at the dickhead making that post.
    I think JC and Rabz are onto who it is, recognizing the high level “bonhomie and good humour”.


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  106. Anguish of young man who had sex organs removed on NHS then regretted it the same day… as he SUES NHS over gender reassignment surgery

    Man = Adult

    He needs to lose the case.


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  107. Cassie of Sydneysays:
    June 25, 2022 at 7:45 am
    “Trump will be considered one of the most historically important presidents.”

    I said this all along.
    Forget Mexican walls and various other fripperies.
    Appointing a swag of fifty-something black letter Constitutional traditionalists to the Supreme Court will far outlive any legacy of Obumbi and the Crimtons.


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  108. Here to stay or will they go away? Either way, NFTs have transformed Australian art

    They’ll be here for as long as Macca’s is cause that’s the market its aimed at. For my money an amateur original is better than a print of anything unless its a numbered print that has had care taken with the reproduction.


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  109. Dot says:
    June 25, 2022 at 9:25 am

    The LDP have taken my suggestion of PAL (Party of Australian Libertarians).

    This will be funny if it happens. If people don’t know who they are voting for, brand recognition may go a long way.

    PAL – it will catch the dyslexic ALP voter.


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  110. Zyconoclastsays:
    June 25, 2022 at 11:59 am
    Anguish of young man who had sex organs removed on NHS then regretted it the same day… as he SUES NHS over gender reassignment surgery

    Man = Adult

    He needs to lose the case.

    When I saw that I thought just another case of today where I can do anything I want with no consequences cause its always someone else’s fault. That being said anyone under the age of consent has a good case and I hope the parents, doctors and lawmakers get done. Not going to happen. You and I will be paying forever.


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  111. Lotocoti – it was an experiment. I went in wondering how long it would be before some idiot mistook him for the real deal. Wasn’t long, at which point I stopped wading through the sewer.


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  112. Hot off the press. Brussel Sprouts $5.99 a bag. Now I didn’t notice if it was a kg but the bag was big and I figure if people can eat them a kg is the way to go.

    That’ll be the pre-packed 300g bag that Woolies suckers the “newbie” sprouters wiv .. LOL!


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  113. Frustration over rule changes, ticketing and transport are the main reasons deterring footy fans from attending games, a Herald Sun readers’ survey has revealed.
    The high price of food and drink at venues was also high on AFL fans’ dislikes in 2022.

    Soooo, nuttin’ changes but worth another, no doubt well renumerated, “report” .. LOL!


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  114. Appointing a swag of fifty-something black letter Constitutional traditionalists to the Supreme Court will far outlive any legacy of Obumbi and the Crimtons.

    It’s big but I doubt big enough to change the course of events in the US. The institutions of state arrayed against the common man and anyone who proposes to represent their interests (like Trump) are overwhelming. DoJ, FBI, CIA, State, captive media, IRS etc… all heavily politicized and wielding immense power (for themselves and their alliances) in their various spheres. The truly bewildering aspect of this is that it doesn’t matter who holds the WH , they will have their way by hook or by crook. These parasite elites are not left or right. They occupy their roles and their massive budgets from both Demorat and GOP camps and work closely together for the sake of themselves – and fk everyone else.

    “Everyone else” are just the working schmucks who provide the piggy bank that is constantly pillaged by these parasites. Trumps legacy is that he pulled back the curtain for those willing and intelligent enough to see how the world works. Not fully or even remotely appreciated by most. Normal viewing has returned, mostly.


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  115. The Washington Post Runs Article That Petitions Congress To Block Trump From Running in 2024

    On Thursday, The Washington Post published an op-ed entitled, “There is a better option to keep Trump out of office than prosecution,” petitioning Congress to block former President Donald J. Trump from re-election in 2024.

    The article was written by NBC News analyst Edward B. Foley, who argued that Congress should weaponize Section 3 of the 14th Amendment against Trump to prevent him from running again.

    “If the goal of prosecuting former President Donald Trump is to protect American democracy from a Trump comeback in 2024, there is a better way to go about it than filing criminal charges,” Foley wrote.

    “Instead, Congress should exercise its constitutional authority to prohibit Trump from seeking the presidency again,” he continued.

    Section 3 of the 14th amendment explicitly authorizes Congress and the DOJ to ban people who have “engaged in insurrection” from running for office. Something Foley repeatedly called on Congress to exercise.

    No Mention of Banning Hillary Clinton


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  116. On the SCOTUS decision, from the Daily Telegraph..

    “Former US president Donald Trump, who appointed three of the justices on the court – giving it the majority for the ruling – said “God made the decision”.

    “This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago,” Trump told Fox News.

    In a later statement, Trump took direct credit for decision, which he said came “because I delivered everything as promised”, including three Supreme Court justices..

    “I did not cave to the Radical Left Democrats, their partners in the Fake News Media, or the RINOs who are likewise the true, but silent, enemy of the people,” he said.”

    Trump is 100% correct.

    And as for the protests occurring outside the Supreme Court, there are placards and screams everywhere screeching about “bodily autonomy”….given what’s happened over the last two years, I can’t stop laughing.


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  117. Makkasays:
    June 25, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    “Everyone else” are just the working schmucks who provide the piggy bank that is constantly pillaged by these parasites. Trumps legacy is that he pulled back the curtain for those willing and intelligent enough to see how the world works. Not fully or even remotely appreciated by most. Normal viewing has returned, mostly.

    People Awakening to The Multinational Corporate Influence Over U.S. Politics – This is What the Professional UniParty, Including Republicans, Have Intentionally Kept Hidden From The American Voter

    April 3, 2021 – Sundance

    Reposting an earlier article by request as more people are starting to understand why CTH has focused on the financial motivations behind the political ideology for over a decade. It is critical that people understand the landscape. Underline it. Study it. Research the issues and teach everyone about it.


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  118. I should also add, that throughout the Kavanaugh hearings, Trump stood firm and had Kavanaugh’s back. Unlike the unlamented recent PM of Australia who threw people such as Porter and Laming to the wolves.


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  119. There are still many prominent members of the Republican Party, and its affiliates in the media, thinktanks etc who loathe Trump. Some of them are upfront about it, while others merely remain silent when he is attacked and covertly support his opponents.

    A lot of it seems to be based on snobbery and/or personality clashes. There are many people (some of them comment here) who base their political judgements on whether this or that person could be a bestie. Whether the person would be a good dinner party guest, whether friends/family would like him or her, that kind of thing.

    It’s the human condition, and there’s not much anyone can do about it. Bill Clinton’s political success was firmly grounded in his personal charm and ability to interact easily with any and all types of people. Bob Hawke was a beta version of that.

    Trump is no snob, but he’s not a Clinton either. His eyes are on the prize, first and foremost. He can turn on the charm with the best of them, but it’s not a way of life.

    Much as I would like to see 2016-20 repeated, it isn’t likely to happen. He’ll be eight years older than when he started out last time, and eight years is significant when you are in your seventies and eighties in a way that it is not when you are in your forties and fifties.

    Still, his Presidency will not pass unremarked in the history books. Just when the Presidency was comfortably being shared between Democrats and RINOs, BAM!

    He changed all sorts of policy trajectories for the better, at home and abroad, despite being fought tooth and nail by the Deep State, Democrats, the MSM (BIRM) and a significant chunk of his own party.

    A great man.


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  120. Durham Played You For A Fool!

    John Durham and Bill Barr finally ran out of the clock on Spygate. Why are you surprised?

    Bill Barr didn’t really want to arrest or prosecute Democrats — and certainly not in 2020. After all, the GOP establishment was busy collaborating with Democrats in 2020 to steal the November election from President Trump — or don’t you remember?

    In other words: the Durham investigation was simply the clean-up phase of Spygate disguised as an investigation of Spygate. This was perfectly obvious at the time — and it remains obvious today. It doesn’t take two years for the DOJ to prosecute its targets. You know that — right? Just ask Roger Stone. When the DOJ really wants to prosecute you, it’s easy to tell because two dozen special agents in SWAT gear appear at your door in a pre-dawn raid with a CNN camera crew already stationed across the street.

    And that’s just for the crime of “lying to Congress.”

    Did you really think that John Durham need two years to bring serious indictments against the Spygate plotters? Did you really fail to notice that his low-level indictments came just as the statue of limitations expired? Or that Durham brought minimal charges that were always going to bring minimal sentences?

    That’s because John Durham was the cleaner.

    In fact, the Spygate plotters (Obama, Biden, Rice) are currently in control of the White House — in case you hadn’t noticed. How’s that for getting away with it? Sure, Durham made a valiant attempt to transfer the blame for the whole scandal onto Hillary Clinton and her campaign aides — but Hillary Clinton wasn’t meeting with James Comey about the Russia Hoax in the White House and texting Peter Strozk and Lisa Page was she?

    Durham even tried to get the American public to believe that the FBI and the CIA had somehow been fooled by Hillary Clinton into investigating Trump. That’s right: the FBI and the CIA claimed to be innocent rubes who were deliberately led astray by Lady Macbeth

    That’s what happens when you reduce a criminal conspiracy to overthrow the sitting President into a single charge of lying to the FBI. The elephant in the room transforms into a fly, and then the fly gets swatted.

    Durham’s job was to run out the clock during the Trump Administration — he was there to protect Obama and Biden and the national security state from any accountability.

    The Left burns down entire cities in coordinated riots to achieve its political objectives. The Left tries to assassinate a conservative Supreme Court justice to stop anti-abortion legislation right after forcing a liberal Supreme Court justice into retirement in order to install an even more left-wing justice. The Left, in other words, trusts nobody because it only cares about results.

    Meanwhile, you were told: sit back and watch the show.

    You were told: trust the plan.

    The question is: why were you dumb enough to believe Durham in the first place?


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  121. Maybe the Roe overturning will focus the Dems’ minds on reducing petrol prices, so oppressed women in places like Missouri can afford to drive across the border to a baby-killing state.


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  122. And as for the protests occurring outside the Supreme Court, there are placards and screams everywhere screeching about “bodily autonomy”….given what’s happened over the last two years, I can’t stop laughing.

    LOl..Until the vax, right?


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  123. This may sound a little off: kidding hoovering is going to become a yuge business in the blue states.

    Go to NY, trudge up the Empire State, walk the Brooklyn Bridge and the High Line, then go get the kiddie hoovered.


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  124. Trumps legacy is that he pulled back the curtain for those willing and intelligent enough to see how the world works

    Very true, but Trump was too soft. They impeached him twice, called him an insurrectionist and are trying to get supreme court judges killed, all for the crime of pulling back the curtain.

    If there’s ever another Trump or even Trump himself, it needs to be all out war. Appoint his own people to drag every rat through the mud, fire en masse, jail and destroy reputations. Go after the media, the institutions, everywhere all at once.

    Trump was a pussy.


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  125. Re: Elbow’s directive.

    Why would any ‘Pollie’ need 4 Advisers anyway? What if they all gave different advice on a certain subject? Which Adviser to then use? Surely one Adviser is enough? And if the ‘Pollie’ needed more advice, then said ‘Pollie’ to put their hand in their own pocket and pay for another Adviser. Naaaaaaah. Won’t happen. Not from their own pocket. No way………lol.


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  126. For the Peasants

    Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm insists high gas prices are ‘a very compelling case’ to buy an electric car:

    – Official is worth $8million and recently exercised $1.6m stock option in electric car company

    Cadillac’s $300,000 Luxury EV To Be Revealed This Summer

    Cadillac has a near-term desire to reclaim its decades-old slogan “Standard of the World” with a $300,000 all-electric luxury sedan unveiled this summer.

    WSJ reports the “Celestiq” will be a flagship luxury sedan, equipped with an all-wheel-drive electric powertrain capable of a +300-mile driving range and packed with groundbreaking technologies (including a hands-free assisted-driving system).

    Cadillac plans to produce only 500 Celestiqs per year in an $81 million facility at GM’s Global Technology Center in Warren, Michigan.

    “The Celestiq price tag could run well beyond $300,000 depending on added features, and the car is scheduled to go into production by late 2023,” WSJ noted, citing people familiar with the project.

    Celestiqs will be priced in a range comparable to the Mercedes-AMG S65 ($230k), Bentley Flying Spur ($214k), and Rolls-Royce Ghost ($312k). Cadillac wants Celestiq to be the ultimate status symbol and the Holy Grail of luxury vehicles after being outshined by numerous luxury car makers from Europe for decades.


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  127. John Barilaro’s bite of the Big Apple: the plum New York posting that set off a firestorm

    The lucky recipient of the New York job would receive an annual taxpayer-funded salary of $500,000, plus expenses. That’s about $150,000 more than the deputy premier received.

    The preferred candidate was Jenny West. While Investment NSW and the government insisted the highly credentialed former public servant and businesswoman did not receive any “formal” offer, the Guardian understands she was told that it was hers.

    But the late-afternoon announcement last Friday that Barilaro himself would be the state’s new trade commissioner has caused a firestorm in Macquarie Street.

    They have no shame.
    None.

    Made worse by the fact that the only anger appears to be that the wrong insider ran off with the loot like a burglar in the night.

    Labor is calling for him to be stripped of the job, two separate inquiries are under way and in the government itself MPs are furious that an ambitious pre-election budget has been overshadowed by controversy.

    “The timing of this is just terrible,” one minister told the Guardian.

    But the NY Victorian Trade Commissioner sinecure itself is just delicious.


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  128. just got assaulted with some overt faggot ad from quickbooks

    what is wrong with companies

    I made an enquiry yesterday to an Australian Trucking company. The reply email footer had a shout out to traditional owners, whoever that might mean and the “we’re coming for your children” flag (newest edition) and a little shout out to them for being so “brave”.

    These people are sick. Australian’s are sick.


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  129. The World’s Angriest Countries

    Nearly everybody experiences anger in everyday life, whether it’s frustrations about making ends meet, the state of public transport or a misunderstanding at work. Gallup’s 2021 Global Emotions Report set out to gauge emotions (including anger levels) in more than 100 countries around the globe. Anger tends to manifest itself more often in certain parts of the world, particularly in the Middle and Near East.

    Gallup found that 49 percent of people in Lebanon had experienced anger on the day before they were surveyed, the highest rate recorded anywhere in the world. After years-long economic turmoil and high inflation, a massive explosion in Beirut’s port destroyed large parts of the city in 2020, once more stoking anger at the country’s government for not enforcing safety measure or having the capacity to help those who were harmed.

    High levels of anger were also measured in Turkey, which had been dealing with runaway inflation even before the war in Ukraine and whose government has taken a turn for the authoritarian lately. Armenians, who experienced a flare-up of war in 2020 with neighbor Azerbaijan, also had elevated levels of anger. After years of war, Iraqis and Afghans also have a long list of topics to be angry about which includes a lack of basic public services in many parts of the countries.

    Mali and Sierra Leone were the angriest countries outside the Middle East, Near East and Persia, with 35 percent of respondents having experienced anger the previous day.


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  130. Why would any ‘Pollie’ need 4 Advisers anyway?

    It’s a training ground for future candidates.

    So one thing Elbow is doing is nobbling future opponents before they get out of the gate.


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  131. Random pallets of bricks appearing in streets around the US now.

    Can’t they get them those small pavers? Full size bricks are wreaking havoc with Antifa’s wrists.


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  132. Section 3 of the 14th amendment explicitly authorizes Congress and the DOJ to ban people who have “engaged in insurrection” from running for office. Something Foley repeatedly called on Congress to exercise.

    There never was an Insurrection. Not when there is plenty of CCTV evidence showing the police opening the doors and letting the ‘Protesters’ in. Never a coup either. Need to try something else to get Trump so back to the drawing board Dems.


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  133. politichix says:
    June 25, 2022 at 11:04 am
    Starlink…
    We recently installed it and it’s a dream. Easy to set up – literally plug and play. The power is required for the modem which is in your house so any PowerPoint will do.

    Thanks politichix. That gives us some hope. If it is that easy – it is very inviting.
    Am very depressed at the moment over this computer crap. The local guru shop persuaded us to have an upgrade of all our apple computers – IMAC, MacAir & the iPad. My IMAC in particular is now as slow as a wet week! Yet, they promised the opposite!


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  134. Texas, I believe, has also moved to make abortion illegal.

    That’s Californian’s escaping their shit state and bringing their shit ideas with them.


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  135. There never was an Insurrection. Not when there is plenty of CCTV evidence showing the police opening the doors and letting the ‘Protesters’ in. Never a coup either. Need to try something else to get Trump so back to the drawing board Dems.

    There never was, but that’s not the reality of the situation. The Rat’s are attempting to paint “insurrectionist” on Trump’s back and then having the politicized DOJ press charges. That’s where they want to go. Can they be stopped is another question.

    The DOJ presses federal insurrection charges and has the case dealt with by a friendly Rat judge. It will have to end up to the Supreme court on appeal most likely. They want to put Trump in jail.


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  136. Frank says:
    June 25, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    The World’s Angriest Countries, they all probably import a lot of Australian wheat.

    Top heavy with gluten in wheat. Constipation caused the Mideast to go bonkers since Australia began to export wheat there.
    Science has proven this proposition. 🙂


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  137. Forrest Gardener
    June 25, 2022 at 12:39 pm · Reply
    For the uninitiated, what do you get when you buy an NFT?

    Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sold his first ever tweet as an NFT for more than $2.9 million. Essentially, NFTs are like physical collector’s items, only digital. So instead of getting an actual oil painting to hang on the wall, the buyer gets a digital file instead. They also get exclusive ownership rights

    Okay, let’s start with the basics.

    WHAT IS AN NFT? WHAT DOES NFT STAND FOR?

    Non-fungible token.

    That doesn’t make it any clearer.

    Right, sorry. “Non-fungible” more or less means that it’s unique and can’t be replaced with something else. For example, a bitcoin is fungible — trade one for another bitcoin, and you’ll have exactly the same thing.

    A one-of-a-kind trading card, however, is non-fungible. If you traded it for a different card, you’d have something completely different. You gave up a Squirtle, and got a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner, which StadiumTalk calls “the Mona Lisa of baseball cards.” (I’ll take their word for it.)

    How do NFTs work?

    At a very high level, most NFTs are part of the Ethereum blockchain, though other blockchains have implemented their own version of NFTs. Ethereum is a cryptocurrency, like bitcoin or dogecoin, but its blockchain also keeps track of who’s holding and trading NFTs.

    How do you pronounce NFT?

    Almost everyone spells it out, saying “en eff tee.” The brave call them “nefts.” The enlightened have never had the word cross their lips.

    What’s worth picking up at the NFT supermarket?

    NFTs can really be anything digital (such as drawings, music, your brain downloaded and turned into an AI), but a lot of the current excitement is around using the tech to sell digital art.

    You mean, like, people buying my good tweets?

    I don’t think anyone can stop you, but that’s not really what I meant. A lot of the conversation is about NFTs as an evolution of fine art collecting, only with digital art.

    But yes, someone could buy your good tweets. The founder of Twitter sold one for just under $3 million shortly after we originally posted this article.

    Could you do a real quick rundown of what the blockchain is?


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  138. I think though it’s time for DeSantis. The old orange trooper may be too old.

    DeSantis should stay in Florida. If he goes to Washington and becomes President then in all likelihood the same thing that happened to Trump will happen to him. He should remain in Florida so that he can steer Florida away from the Union. There will likely be many other States breaking away (Texas, etc.) with the break up of the USA. All IMHO.


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  139. I swear to God, I posted the above comment about the blue states seeing an abortion boom and made up the rest of the comment about NY.

    What you think of as being a joke or funny these days, the left will make it real enough. I just saw this at Citizens Free Press.

    Come to beautiful NYC and enjoy the sites while you kill your baby

    Mayor Eric Adams
    @NYCMayor
    To all New Yorkers: you still have access safe, legal abortions here in New York City.

    To those seeking abortions around the country: you are welcome here.

    Find more information on providers, support, and additional resources available: http://on.nyc.gov/AbortionResour

    More here.

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nyc-seeks-to-become-abortion-mecca/


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  140. So instead of getting an actual oil painting to hang on the wall, the buyer gets a digital file instead. They also get exclusive ownership rights

    Sure, exclusive as all of the songs on Napster were.


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  141. JC says:
    June 25, 2022 at 1:11 pm
    Frank says:
    June 25, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    The World’s Angriest Countries, they all probably import a lot of Australian wheat.
    Top heavy with gluten in wheat. Constipation caused the Mideast to go bonkers since Australia began to export wheat there.
    Science has proven this proposition. ?

    Constipation in countries that love dates and camel milk?
    I put it down to sand getting into the moist zones and chafing. That would make you cranky.


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  142. Analysis – The EU’s crumbling unity gives Putin an opportunity to win

    In the first days after Vladimir Putin’s invasion, Europe’s response was one of astonishing force and unity. Without prompts or any global leadership, crowds protested across the continent and governments offered to send arms and take in Ukrainian refugees.

    It seemed as if Putin had made a catastrophic miscalculation, uniting the free world against him and inviting the most sweeping sanctions regime in living memory. But this picture is now changing – and fast.

    The European Union summit this week looks like a classic of the genre: full of warm words for Volodymyr Zelensky and an offer of “accession candidate” status for his country. But behind the scenes, there’s huge discord.

    To the fury of the newer EU members, it seems a clause will be inserted to the effect that Ukraine would not join before other countries were ready to assimilate its people.

    The accession process takes a decade or more. As a Kremlin official recently pointed out, Ukraine might not exist within two years.

    ‘Putin can save face by going back to Russia’

    The divisions don’t stop there. For example: is Putin a partner, or pariah? Emmanuel Macron keeps telephoning him and occasionally warns the rest of Europe that Russia cannot be “humiliated” or be seen to “lose face”.

    But there is still no sign of the promised rocket artillery and anti-aircraft tanks and Germany has vetoed attempts by Estonia and Spain to send their own German-made kit to Ukraine.

    There is growing suspicion in Berlin that Scholz is trying to play both sides, angling for a more Putin-compatible solution to the crisis. One of his senior advisers said this week that we should think as much about relations with Moscow post-conflict as we do arms supplies to Ukraine.

    It’s not just that Ukraine is finding it difficult on the battlefield, losing up to a thousand troops a day. The economic war may be about to turn, with Putin ending up on the offensive. The surge in energy prices has meant a windfall for the Kremlin, with €20 billion from Germany in the first four months alone.

    Energy crisis reveals flaw in sanctions

    This was, from the offset, the flaw in the sanctions plan. If Germany has no alternative to Russian oil and gas then it was always going to keep buying – funding Putin’s war machine as it went. But at far higher prices.

    Those prices would be lower (and the Kremlin a lot poorer) if the Saudis played ball, pumping more oil to keep world prices down as they did in the 1980s. But bin Salman, the Crown Prince, is not picking sides.

    He conspicuously failed to condemn the invasion of Ukraine and has a Macron-style habit of picking up the phone to Putin. When the Saudi energy minister went to the St Petersburg economic summit last week, he declared his country’s relations with Russia to be “as warm as the weather in Riyadh”.

    The video linked star speaker at Putin’s conference, by the way, was X@ Jinping – now a lot closer to Moscow than he appeared to be immediately after the invasion.

    President X@ turned 69 last week and celebrated by calling Putin to reassure him that China-Russian relations have maintained “momentum” in the face of – ahem – “global turbulence and transformation”.

    Russia has now supplanted Saudi Arabia as China’s top oil supplier. As for India, it’s buying 25 times more Russian oil than it used to. All told, Russia should make $320 billion selling energy this year, up 35 per cent on last year.

    So much for starving Putin’s war machine.

    To offer support to Ukraine, but not go so far as to actually save it.

    This would all conform to Putin’s original bet: that a debt-addled, exhausted West cannot defend democracy anymore and has no stomach for a protracted fight. There might not be much time left to prove him wrong.


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  143. Putin’s original bet: that a debt-addled, exhausted West cannot defend democracy anymore and has no stomach for a protracted fight

    Ukraine had democracy? who knew!


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  144. John Sheldricksays:

    June 25, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Re: Elbow’s directive.

    Why would any ‘Pollie’ need 4 Advisers anyway

    Apparently they all have four electorate office employees (which is really three after maternity leave, trans leave, family violence leave etc). But these are all based in the electorate. The advisor is probably Canbra based. Of course, you are right. Why does a diligent and intelligent back-bencher need four advisors. In fact, the electorate is meant to be her advisors.
    Soft-cock ScoMo gave Zali four, hoping to buy her off. At least Elbow recognises that idle hands are the devil’s playthings. Every advisor needs a regular flow of amendments to put on their resumé.


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  145. To those seeking abortions around the country: you are welcome here.

    And bring you ageing grandmother and retarded brother in law and kill 3 birds with one stone, so to speak…


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  146. While Britain left the European Union, the narrowly-worded 2016 referendum question made no mention of the constellation of EU-adjacent bodies the country has so far remained inside. Most prominent is the Council of Europe, which despite sharing the same flag, anthem, goals, having headquarters next door to the EU in the ‘European Quarter’ in Strasbourg, and all EU members having to be a member of it as well, is technically a separate entity. The UK should withdraw from the Council and it’s court to actually take back control of its own borders, Farage believes.

    OK, having a bit of smug here. I warned youse about that prick teaser in reverse, Boris. Some got excited because he was going to ‘do something’ about the Biased BBC. Hope you weren’t holding your breath.

    I don’t much care for the ‘explanations’ that he is just a puppet of his Greenie missus. He promoted bicycling and banning cars when he was Mayor of London, long before she came on the scene.

    What a bunch of dopes we have in charge of the West.


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  147. cohenite says:
    June 25, 2022 at 11:21 am

    Who was the fucking idiot who gave rowe’s cartoon a tick?

    Not me, but maybe they were thanking Tom for putting himself through the unpleasant task of making it available. 🙂


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  148. Energy prices soar as struggling retailers end discounts

    Many households and small businesses may face power bill rises of more than 30 per cent as energy retailers ditch their normal practice of offering heavy discounts to customers.

    Those discounts, which typically amount to 20 to 30 per cent off the regulator’s benchmark price, are at risk of disappearing as soaring electricity and gas costs push retailers to the wall. The move comes on top of default offers rising as much as 18 per cent.

    With a string of smaller retailers already going to the wall or telling customers to find another energy provider, retailers are now offering their customers prices starting from July 1 that are as close as possible to the regulator’s benchmark safety-net price.

    Mr Dufty said he did not expect many competitive market offers for 2022-23 with most retailers sticking close to the Australian Energy Regulator’s benchmark price, known as the default market offer, which is a safety net for customers who haven’t shopped around for a better deal.

    “No one wants to take on customers at all. They don’t want to be attractive to customers because that means they’ll have to go and source more energy and that’s a problem for their portfolio,” Mr Dufty told AFR Weekend.

    “You don’t want to blow yourself up. It’s self-preservation. I suspect many will have to offer the default market offer – because they are obliged to – and you can’t really go over that.”

    In May, under its default market offer scheme, the AER approved price increases of up to 18.3 per cent in NSW and 12.6 per cent in Queensland from July 1.

    But Origin Energy earlier this month told some of its customers they would be paying above the default market offer or reference price next financial year.

    They said most customers would be below the default market offer except some solar customers who would get a discount from putting energy into the grid.

    According to Origin’s latest tariffs, the average price for residential customers on variable rates would increase on July 1 by 14.4 per cent (or $268) in NSW, 13.7 per cent (or $223) in Queensland and 10.4 per cent ($180) in South Australia.

    Two of the other big energy retailers, AGL and EnergyAustralia, are yet to release their tariffs for 2022-23.

    Customers must also be told how any new plan offered compared to the reference price.

    Customers can ask their retailer to switch them to a standing offer which must not be higher than the default market offer.

    Retailers will now also be hit with picking up the tab for the Australia Energy Market Operator’s compensation schemes for generators, after they were forced this month to put more supply into the market to avoid blackouts.


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  149. Not me, but maybe they were thanking Tom for putting himself through the unpleasant task of making it available.
    Why would he do that though, if he’s not tacitly endorsing Rowe?
    The guy’s work is uniformly partisan garbage and disgusting as well.


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  150. Fuck. Me. Dead.

    Some dumb bimbo at Channel 7 doing the promo for tonight’s 6pm Australian metro news bulletins just reported breathlessly that the “US Supreme Court has overturned the right to have an abortion“.

    Pig-ignorant trollops like this are now being churned out by Australian J-schools: the news is whatever I want it to be.


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