Open Thread – Weekend 2 July 2022


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H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 2:22 pm

We wouldn’t have lost at Gallipoli if they had landed a few trucks.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxp6OG8izQg

P
P
July 4, 2022 2:23 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 4, 2022 2:24 pm

Must be a slow day at the Furniture Store.
Might liven up if Faulty figures out that Ellie flits in and out under a pseudonym.
Looks like he hasn’t twigged yet.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 4, 2022 2:24 pm

Unintended consequences follow Australian Politicians like a shadow.

I hope all the “brownie points” the Labor Party scored from the ban on the live cattle trade, to Indonesia were worth it!

Winston Smith
July 4, 2022 2:25 pm

Wokdoctor:

Wow just put some bacon on BBQ under shelter. I was blowing clouds with my breath, just checked BOM 13 deg and just started raining.

I didn’t even bother opening the house up this morning in Barcaldine – I left the aircon on all night and said ‘to hell with it’ and let it all run.
Currently running the dryer – no such thing as waste heat here…

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 4, 2022 2:26 pm

I will support euthanasia of children two years after we have euthanasia of politicians. I lied, I won’t support euthanasia of children but will for politicians.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 4, 2022 2:28 pm

No permission required for politicians.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 4, 2022 2:28 pm

Diogenes,

Still is in the GP’s and Chemists I frequent up this way. Some others don’t enforce it but the shouty signs are everywhere. Incidentally it is still in force on Public Transport and you spot Uber drivers a mile a way as a result. I did have to do a taxi ride to Mackay Airport a couple of months back and despite being compulsory was also not enforced…

Guess it depends on where you are.

rickw
rickw
July 4, 2022 2:29 pm

As of 30 June 2022, the number of TGA-confirmed ‘vaccine’ deaths sits at 13 while there have been 890 reported deaths after administration of the ‘vaccines’

So based on this data, which is no doubt cooked to within an inch of its life, vaccine deaths are running at roughly 27 times the acceptable rate for vaccines. (1 in a million).

The entire TGA needs to be put up against a wall and shot.

shatterzzz
July 4, 2022 2:37 pm

Good to see Woolworths tightening the belt in this time of rising inflation & food prices ..
the local store (so I’m assuming it’s company-wide) has just replaced their the all metal shopping trolleys with new plastic carrier on metal base ones resplendent with 2 slogans embossed on them ..
pushing for a green future .. and you are pushing 74 milk bottles ….. handy to know if your big on milk .. LOL!

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 4, 2022 2:40 pm

Doctors will also discuss the procedure with the child in a way the child will understand and will only proceed if the child is in no way opposed to it.

Now, liefje, Mummy and Daddy would like you to have this medicine to make you feel better.
Would you like that, too?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 2:42 pm

Better take a bucket. I expect Colesworths attempts to outgreen itself may induce gagging.

Diogenes
Diogenes
July 4, 2022 2:43 pm

Some others don’t enforce it but the shouty signs are everywhere.

The signs are half covered by other signs encouraging us to get our ‘free’ flu shots .

If anybody has any spare global enwarmening please send it my way. I’m freezing my backside off looking out over the very northern tip of North Bribie Island (yes its a thing after the ocean broke through at Golden Beach earlier this year). Thankfully, as we are still in holiday accommodation (house is finally at lockup and we have internal plaster completed so maybe 10 weeks from completion – 2 months ago today the slab went down) we aren’t paying for power so the small heater that comes with the place is going full bore despite the oodie , the trackie and two pairs of explorer socks.

I am trying to wrap my head around the work that has been left for me and it is doing my head in – only had it emailed to me today. That said I am grateful to have another term’s worth of work guaranteed at a school closer to home – I would have been out on my ear at the last school as Anna did the ‘come back – all is forgiven’ for the unvaxxed a week ago.

Franx
Franx
July 4, 2022 2:44 pm

Thumbing noses and ignoring lockdowns because there was no might to enforce the lockdowns, or being prepared to cop a fine before being escorted off the streets (and thereby nevertheless enforced in locked down while being fined for the privilege, either contested at law or not) is not quite the same, I don’t think, as taking to the streets during lockdowns and being beaten back with batons and shields. But who’s to say.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 4, 2022 2:48 pm

First defence witness in the Chris Dawson case might have been better chosen:

He said he didn’t have “a good rapport” with the police, admitting he had spent time in jail for dishonesty offences, armed robbery and false pretences.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
July 4, 2022 2:51 pm

The Groningen Protocol permits euthanasia of newborns who are experiencing current or possible future suffering.

“Possible future suffering”. Why not just exterminate humanity? I mean someone might become a passionate St Kilda fan, so just ace them now.

Lysander
Lysander
July 4, 2022 2:56 pm

So, are we predicting another 75-basis point jump tomorrow from the RBA?

rosie
rosie
July 4, 2022 2:57 pm

“but that doesn’t refute the sudden drought starting at 9 months after vaxxes started”
Where is there reliable evidence of a worldwide baby drought starting precisely nine months after vaccines started rolling out?
Why not start with Israel since they started their campaign early and used the pzifer?

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 4, 2022 2:57 pm

Meanwhile in the NT:

…occupants of a vehicle that crashed on the Stuart Highway near Manton Dam on Sunday night, that saw the 15-year-old driver killed and four other males between the ages of nine and 15 hospitalised, were allegedly involved in a robbery at an Adelaide River service station using axes and machetes earlier in the evening

A place just a bit out of control?

NT Independent

rosie
rosie
July 4, 2022 3:02 pm

I was going to go to Japan in August but looks like they aren’t quite ready for tourists.
Doesn’t matter; I shall head up the highway to visit my darling girls and plan my new year trip to Europe instead.

Kneel
Kneel
July 4, 2022 3:03 pm

“Thumbing noses and ignoring lockdowns because there was no might to enforce the lockdowns…”

Exactly – if you live out the back of Kickatinalong, and the local plod won’t dare even do RBT or radar for fear of being ostracised by the entire town, it’s pretty easy to ignore stupid rules.
But if you are in the big smoke, where they were actively cruising around looking for someone they could peg with $1k+ fine, it’s a bit harder to ignore, you know?
But never mind that, we only did it to piss St Ruth off, naturally. It’s all about him, innit?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 4, 2022 3:04 pm

Ken Worth, the big truck is vewy vewy angwy today. He’s got all us bunnies in his sights. Pity its duck hunting season.

Struth
July 4, 2022 3:05 pm

In comes the jab’s leading saleswoman.

People are dying from it and she still pushes it.
What a fucking arsehole.
Pure and simple.
By the way, why do people call them side effects?
The jabs don’t have any other effects to speak of.
The are an abomination.
A death jab that doesn’t do what the evil fuckers promoting them say the do.
It just kills and maims.
But getting someone like Jab “Tokyo” Rosie to shut her foul mouth would be asking too much.

Gabor
Gabor
July 4, 2022 3:05 pm

Timothy Neilson says:
July 4, 2022 at 2:51 pm

The Groningen Protocol permits euthanasia of newborns who are experiencing current or possible future suffering.

“Possible future suffering”. Why not just exterminate humanity?

I mean someone might become a passionate St Kilda fan, so just ace them now.

Now that you mention it, too late for me, alas, future suffering can’t be any worse.

A single premiership to date, a one-point win but at least it was against Collingwood.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 4, 2022 3:09 pm

Apparently 1 km off the cliffs…

Stricken ship off Sydney ‘holding position’

The NSW Port Authority, which is controlling the operation to save the stranded cargo ship off NSW’s coast, says the vessel is “currently holding” its position.

But the Port Authority has warned “the potential” for it to run aground on the coastline off the Royal national park, south of Sydney, remains.

The Portland Bay bulk carrier has deployed anchors and is being assisted by one lone tugboat, the Diamantina, which is attempting to stabilise the vessel.

Two further tugboats are on their way.

A spokesperson for the Port Authority said:

An incident is currently unfolding between Port Kembla and Port Botany after a vessel lost power and there is a multi-agency response underway.

The vessel is in NSW state waters with the potential to run aground on coastline in that vicinity.

The vessel has deployed anchors and is currently holding. One tug has arrived at the vessel and two further tugs are on their way.

As per national and state response national agreements Port Authority of NSW now managing the incident in the extreme sea conditions.

The vessel is around 170m long with no cargo onboard.

A number of agencies are responding including AMSA, Port Authority of NSW, NSW Maritime, Marine Command and the JRCC.

Places you dont want to be with engine failure.

1km up in the air.
1km off a hostile coast in a storm.

Struth
July 4, 2022 3:13 pm

But never mind that, we only did it to piss St Ruth off, naturally. It’s all about him, innit?

Another cock smoker who thinks losing their nation is not a consideration.
That submitting to tyrants is only hurting Queenslanders.
This is how they wish to enterpret being told that’s what they did.
Very sick minds here.

You didn’t just piss me off.
You pissed millions of people off.
But you were special weren’t you kneel?
I mean you, unlike the rest of us, had a family to support and a really good career you didn’t want to lose.
You’d come too far to lose all.

Here’s a fucking news flash.

You would have survived.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 4, 2022 3:17 pm

Lysandersays:

July 4, 2022 at 2:56 pm

So, are we predicting another 75-basis point jump tomorrow from the RBA?

I’ll have half.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 4, 2022 3:18 pm

First Nations-specific aged care to create culturally safe facilities

Stephen Lunn
SOCIAL AFFAIRS EDITOR
12:01AM July 4, 2022
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The growing numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders will be given new support to navigate the complex aged-care system to find culturally safe supports and facilities.

In a national first, a $221m investment by the Albanese government will create both a new workforce to help First Nations elders, their families and carers access the right aged-care ser­vices, and build facilities specifically to meet their physical and cultural needs.

The 250-strong support workforce, funded with $106m over four years, will be made up entirely of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The other $115m will be spent on purpose-built facilities for ­Indigenous Australians.

The new workers will help elders and their families match to services best designed to support their social, cultural and economic needs.

Aged Care Minister Anika Wells said the new programs responded to calls made by the aged-care royal commission in its final report to focus on support for older First Nations people.

“The commission recommended the government ‘ensure that the new-aged care system makes specific and adequate provision for the diverse and changing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’, and so we are doing just that.” Ms Wells said.

“A First Nations workforce that supports older First Nations people will enable a system that is more accessible and better able to focus on the aged-care service needs of our diverse Aborig­inal and Torres Strait Islander community.”

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 4, 2022 3:18 pm

Ok, now maybe Im wrong but wasnt doing this for a living considered monsterous and life shortening 100 years ago??

Now. Cool, so stylish, modern and green!!

Then. Horrible, exploitative, sad, not good.

Amazon: e-cargo bikes to replace thousands of van deliveries in London
Amazon is launching a fleet of e-cargo bikes and a team of on-foot delivery staff to replace thousands of van deliveries on London’s roads.

The online retailer is opening its first “micromobility” hub in Hackney, east London, which – along with an existing fleet of electric vehicles – will contribute to 5m deliveries a year across about a 10th of the capital’s ultra low emission zone postcode districts. The bikes will be operated by a variety of partner businesses, not directly by Amazon, it is understood.

Amazon plans more such delivery hubs around the UK this year as part of its efforts to cut its carbon emissions. The company was named as the partner for a cargo bike and on-foot delivery hub in the City of London’s London Wall car park in 2020, but that project has yet to come to fruition.

John Boumphrey, the UK country manager of Amazon, said: “Amazon is driving towards a global net-zero carbon future. One way we’re doing that is through the transformation of our transportation networks. Our new e-cargo bikes, walkers and growing electric vehicle delivery fleet will help us make more zero emission customer deliveries than ever before across London and the UK in the coming months.”
..
Amazon’s move comes as window cleaners, milk and beer deliverers, plumbers and DJs all get on their bikes as the result of UK government incentives*, new infrastructure and promises to reduce the carbon footprint of businesses.

About 2,000 cargo bikes were sold in the UK for commercial use in 2020, according to the Bicycle Association, and a similar number were sold for use by families and individuals. That number is expected to have soared last year.

* Not being allowed to drive in certain areas unless they arent a pleb.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 3:18 pm

Is disappointing cocksmoker an oxymoron?

Struth
July 4, 2022 3:19 pm

Ken Worth, the big truck is vewy vewy angwy today. He’s got all us bunnies in his sights. Pity its duck hunting season.

St Ruth invoking the memory of the Anzacs.
Could you even fit in a trench, fatso?

In the kiddie comments from losers section.

Nect they’ll be sayin’ bad things about my momma……..

rosie
rosie
July 4, 2022 3:19 pm

Euthanasia of infants was, probably still is out of control in the Netherlands.
I remember watching a documentary made in the 1990s where it was made clear that most babies with issues were ‘put down’.
A doctor was interviewed who was clearly disappointed that the religious parents of a new baby born with Down’s Syndrome had opted to go ahead with life saving heart surgery and that because another baby born without limbs was otherwise healthy it could not be passively left to die.
In 2002, the Groningen Protocol (GP) for neonatal euthanasia was developed with the intent to regulate the practice of actively ending the life of newborns and to prevent uncontrolled and unjustified killing

Old bloke
Old bloke
July 4, 2022 3:21 pm

Looks like it’s Norway’s turn to poke the bear. Norway blockades Russian community in Svalbard (from the ten minute mark.)

Putin’s EU-Eurasia checkmate move, connecting Caspian Sea and Black Sea

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 3:22 pm

I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this today. I was listening to a podcast and heard this. Sit down and take a very deep breath.

In the 2012 election in which Romney was the GOP candidate in 59 precincts in Pennsylvania Romney received ZERO votes. That’s not one, five, thirteen or even thirty-seven votes. Romney supposedly received ZERO votes.

The take on this? US elections aren’t rigged.

CBS is reporting this.

johanna
johanna
July 4, 2022 3:22 pm

rickw says:
July 4, 2022 at 2:19 pm

… but would it have been cheaper than more desal plants and the energy requirements to run them?
Not sure about that. It takes a fair few compressor stations to get the LNG to Perth from the Pilbara. Water is heavy and not particularly valuable.

Probably why a canal might be a goer, relatively cheap to build with no pumping cost. Very doable now with modern earth moving equipment.

A canal. Uh huh.

I hate to sound negative, but given the exigiencies of the wet season, not to mention the odd cyclone, how much dredging and other maintenance would be required? What would it cost? What effect would it have on road transport – presumably there would need to be ways to get across it at many locations? And so on.

There is a good reason why canals fell out of favour a long time ago.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 4, 2022 3:22 pm

The new workers will help elders and their families match to services best designed to support their social, cultural and economic needs.

So driving them out in the middle of nowhere and leaving them to fend for themselves?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 3:23 pm

Realistically riding a bike around Central London would be as fast as a car most times of the day. But less pleasant which is fine provided it’s not you. Which it won’t be if they can get the Immigration Ponzi fired up again.

Frank
Frank
July 4, 2022 3:27 pm

John Howard would never be seen in a war zone not in khaki.

Albo is in more of a soft pastels mode at the moment, trying to bring the eighties yuppie look back. Sleazy little rat, the shrinks on retainer probably think that a muted lavender makes him less threatening to the female demographic.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 3:28 pm

… relatively cheap to build with no pumping cost …

Colin, is that you?

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
July 4, 2022 3:29 pm

Amazon: e-cargo bikes to replace thousands of van deliveries in London
Amazon is launching a fleet of e-cargo bikes and a team of on-foot delivery staff to replace thousands of van deliveries on London’s roads.

Bring back the rickshaw. A gentleman needs door to door transport to and from his club, and if we’re serious about reducing “carbon pollution” leg power is the way of the future.

johanna
johanna
July 4, 2022 3:30 pm

The growing numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders will be given new support to navigate the complex aged-care system to find culturally safe supports and facilities.

In a national first, a $221m investment by the Albanese government will create both a new workforce to help First Nations elders, their families and carers access the right aged-care ser­vices, and build facilities specifically to meet their physical and cultural needs.

The 250-strong support workforce, funded with $106m over four years, will be made up entirely of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The other $115m will be spent on purpose-built facilities for ­Indigenous Australians.

The new workers will help elders and their families match to services best designed to support their social, cultural and economic needs.

How about fixing the core problem – the complexity of the aged care system?

Remember Peter Costello recounting how he had trouble figuring out the maze, some years ago now? AFAIK, absolutely nothing has been done to fix it – rather, there are now carve-outs for favoured groups. The rest of us can go to buggery.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 4, 2022 3:31 pm

In the 2012 election in which Romney was the GOP candidate in 59 precincts in Pennsylvania Romney received ZERO votes. That’s not one, five, thirteen or even thirty-seven votes. Romney supposedly received ZERO votes.

Even worse, his mother lived in one of them.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 4, 2022 3:32 pm

Everyone take note.

This is how you write like a bath salts enema afflicted orangutan.
RTWT
It even includes an oh-so-coded call for violence and using guns to do so.

From your moral superior, a lady who is famous for writing a play which includes praise for a pedo female from the person she abused.

I reject the US abortion ruling. I vow to defend the sovereignty of women’s bodies
V (formerly Eve Ensler)

I heard a shrieking, high-pitched laugh-scream coming out of my frothing, ancient mouth, my white hair blazing with fury. I wanted to weep and howl, and I did, for the depth of their hatred for me, for women, for Black women and brown women and Indigenous women and Asian women and young victims of incest and poor women and trans men and non-binary birthers of babies and all the rest of us trying to get free.

Frank
Frank
July 4, 2022 3:32 pm

Monty would make for a good rickshaw driver.

cohenite
July 4, 2022 3:43 pm

Winston Smithsays:
July 4, 2022 at 2:51 pm
The interconnectors are copping a hiding.

Have another look at it about 6pm tonight.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
July 4, 2022 3:43 pm

Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in roads

Under the Reconnecting Communities program, cities and states can now apply for the federal aid over five years to rectify harm caused by roadways that were built primarily through lower-income, Black communities after the 1950s creation of the interstate highway system.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 3:45 pm

If you’ve ever tried to register a car in Hong Kong (I haven’t) a rickshaw looks pretty appealing. A mate in London is sitting on a BMW K1300 because insurance is uneconomic without a lock up garage. Think it’s in a warehouse or something.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 4, 2022 3:51 pm

Not always reading much back thread I see I got the wrong handle on Ken. I was looking for a real cyclone. lol

On a fast moving blog all these invented names to refer to other people with invented names can get a bit confusing.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 4, 2022 3:55 pm

I have to go to two new addresses tomorrow delivering my autistic grandson to his regular therapies.
Twice a week during the school holidays.

I am not to impressed with the BMW navigation so far. Can’t seem to find anywhere that lists all of the addresses you’ve already entered. Nor a cancel button for when you hit the wrong one. Must be something hidden away somewhere up or down some menu. For such a significant thing as ‘cancel’ you’d think it would be on a separate button on the screen.

Nerdy things. Not intuitive.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 3:57 pm

A mate in London is sitting on a BMW K1300

WTF is a BMW K1300? Is that the model code?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 4, 2022 3:59 pm

Amazon is launching a fleet of e-cargo bikes and a team of on-foot delivery staff to replace thousands of van deliveries on London’s roads.

Bring back the rickshaw.

Been operating in London for quite a few years.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 4:00 pm

Bring back the rickshaw. A gentleman needs door to door transport to and from his club, and if we’re serious about reducing “carbon pollution” leg power is the way of the future.

Tim, for a lot of products , Amazon does same day delivery in NYC and I presume other large cities. That’s pretty freaking extraordinary.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 4, 2022 4:05 pm

Speaking of Amazon, Bezos was critical of Biden overnight via twitter.
Same a month or so ago.
Considering how punitive Joe is, I wonder if the AWS contracts will be reviewed.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 4, 2022 4:08 pm

trans men and non-binary birthers of babies

I see. *grim lips*

She really means women who abuse their pregnant bodies with testosterone and thus abuse their unborn child in utero. From this woman who approves of pedos, and late term abortions, so why am I surprised. I’m not. Just disgusted that some women can even think like this, with approval, let alone go on to create such abuses.

Any medical professional who approves of a pregnant ‘trans male’ approves of in utero child damage, especially to female babies subjected to a completely unnatural uterine hormonal environment. Yet NHS maternity wards ask pregnant women to nominate their gender and pronouns.

Deluded and obscene. If I see this happening anywhere I fully intend to say so.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 4:10 pm

Bern

I don’t think it’s likely, but it’s also not zero. If Bezos ran for president as a rat, he’d win.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 4:11 pm

Liz

We never knew you bought a BMW.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
July 4, 2022 4:15 pm

Christopher Pyne’s fine with hiring old foe

All this reaching out across political divides really is starting to get out of hand. The latest example is former Julia Gillard staffer Tony Hodges joining the almost overnight success that is Christopher Pyne’s lobbying shop Pyne and Partners.

Gabor
Gabor
July 4, 2022 4:16 pm

I am not to impressed with the BMW navigation so far. Can’t seem to find anywhere that lists all of the addresses you’ve already entered. Nor a cancel button for when you hit the wrong one. Must be something hidden away somewhere up or down some menu. For such a significant thing as ‘cancel’ you’d think it would be on a separate button on the screen.

I’m surprised, no offense, but you mentioned that easy GPS navigation was important to you, and yet you didn’t check it out before buying?

Hope you work it out to your satisfaction. Good luck.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 4, 2022 4:18 pm

Bezos would prefer to bankroll the Cathedral’s candidate & do its bidding than actually run.
In my opinion he’s just publicly flagging that he’s on board with dumping Joe.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 4:19 pm

Can this country become anymore dickheadish?

We have an ambassador for, wait for it!

Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls
In the link, “he ambassador” talks about the impact the climate exigency has on women and girls. I’m guessing there’s no emergency for dudes and boys then.

https://twitter.com/The_Real_Fly/status/1543698407168135168

Get a load of the stupid fucking bint who took this “job.”

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
July 4, 2022 4:19 pm

WTF is a BMW K1300?

Motorbike

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 4:21 pm

Oh. Okay.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 4:24 pm

Ambassador reckons the climate exigency raises the risk of rape and sexual assault on women and girls and that’s a reason we need to reduce our emissions.

Winston Smith
July 4, 2022 4:24 pm

Lizzie:

A few Japanese engineers could shorten that 5-8 year installation gap for HILE. We need to get moving on that quickly to keep the grid anyway functional.

The issue is with the dynamos. There’s – apparently – a five to six year wait for them from China, the EU and USA.
ALL of the chooks are coming home to roost.

Jorge
Jorge
July 4, 2022 4:25 pm

Dot, is this the Strong your pals liked ? It seems to be an Aussie version of a US original:
Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
By: Brindha Gunasingham, Asjeet Lamba, Frank Reilly, Keith Brown, Frank Elston

Winston Smith
July 4, 2022 4:25 pm

Knuckle Dragger:

I suspect Mr Singh spotted a witch in the water.

Got it. Snork.

Nope – straight over my head.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 4, 2022 4:26 pm

Zyconoclast says:
July 4, 2022 at 4:19 pm
WTF is a BMW K1300?

Motorbike

A fast one kept in captivity by HB’s mate.
I bet he gets to the 40km speed limit really fast.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 4, 2022 4:26 pm

Finished watched the Terminal List last night.
Plot twist as I predicted.
For such a big Amazon production, they could have employed some people to adapt the book better.
Some great sequences, but overall poor.
One to watch when there is nothing left in your watch list.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 4:29 pm

How about ..Climate crisis?

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 4, 2022 4:31 pm

So average $106,000 per worker per year. Seems a pretty good wage or does it factor in supervisors on $250,000 type salaries.

“The 250-strong support workforce, funded with $106m”

However not sure if they are carer jobs or people whose job is to find an appropriate carer place.

Would be interesting to see the costing per elder per year and how many will have access.

Imagine if they set up a nice new building in a remote area to house the elderly. How long before other family members want to stay with them and for the building to remain in good condition.

“The new workers will help elders and their families match to services best designed to support their social, cultural and economic needs.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 4, 2022 4:34 pm

I shall head up the highway to visit my darling girls

We are doing that for our gorgeous Misses 5 and 7 and their newish brother, heading for Brisbane, but only after a short break on the Sunshine Coast end of July, simply because it might be warm and we haven’t been up that way for ages. I like cold weather but the ole Hairy is not too fond of it. Any excuse to depart from it. After that, Cook Islands, end of September, the US in October to resume Panama Cruise and Confederacy States road trip of 2020.

Packing them in because we’ve lost two years and time is short. Such good memories of the five weeks recently in Britain. It made us both so happy, simple pleasures of touring, visiting friends and old places, churches and cathedrals and Neolithic sites, while playing house in country cottages.

I’ve watched a child filled with wonder in a riverside meadow and became one again myself. Blissful.

bespoke
bespoke
July 4, 2022 4:35 pm

Hilarious!

Like that scene from Down Fall complete with whimpering hand patters.

I have zero sympathy.

Tom
Tom
July 4, 2022 4:37 pm

If you’ve ever tried to register a car in Hong Kong (I haven’t) a rickshaw looks pretty appealing.

Hahaha.

Years ago, a very clever journo working a “mumble” (part-time, tax-free cash money) as a sub-editor* at the late Mad Max Newton’s Melbourne Sunday Observer named the paper’s fictitious Hong Kong correspondent “Rick Shaw”.

The Observer was the closest I ever got to producing pure satire.

*Bruce Kaplan, who at the time was the foreign editor of the Melbourne Age.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 4, 2022 4:39 pm

But getting someone like Jab “Tokyo” Rosie to shut her foul mouth would be asking too much.

So speaketh the brave defender of Fweedom of Speech.

Morsie
Morsie
July 4, 2022 4:40 pm

Got bored before so dropped a few comments at the Oz.Nothing too snarky.
4 hours later , still pending.
Either I have been flagged or they have no staff.

calli
calli
July 4, 2022 4:40 pm

I’m trying to work out how “cloimate change” increases risk of violence and exploitation of women.

Is there anything it can’t do?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 4, 2022 4:43 pm

Its a mystery…
A disease that is obviously hetrophobic.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-07-monkeypox-symptoms-patients-london-clinics.html

HMM: Monkeypox symptoms in patients attending London clinics differ from previous outbreaks. “The findings suggest that patients in this cohort had a higher prevalence of skin lesions in the genital and anal area* and lower prevalence of tiredness and fever than in cases from previously studied outbreaks of monkeypox. The authors also predict that the high prevalence of genital skin lesions in patients and the high rate of co-occurring sexually transmitted infections means that sexual health clinics are likely to see additional monkeypox cases in the future. . . . All except two of the patients in the cohort were not aware of having been in contact with a known case and none reported travel to sub-Saharan Africa, however many had recently visited other European countries. All patients identified as men who have sex with men and there was a median age of 41. 90% of the patients who responded to the questions on sexual activity (47/52) reported at least one new sexual partner during the three weeks prior to symptoms, and almost all (49/52) reported inconsistent condom use in this same time period. Over half of the patients (29/52) had more than five sexual partners in the 12 weeks prior to their monkeypox diagnosis.”

* Ok, heres the deal.
We wont call you filthy degenerate pigs whod stick their willy in a diseased tramp if you promise to not have sex with people with open lesions on their cocks and arses.**

Funnily enough the title of a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds tune i had on a cassingle years ago.

John Sheldrick
July 4, 2022 4:44 pm

You’re not jabbed you say, and didn’t submit to being locked in your house…….for what reasons

For many reasons.

I didn’t get the jab cos’ I did not believe all of the alarmism for a virus that I considered no worse than the Flu. My immune system is ‘top notch’ and I rarely get sick. The last time I had the Flu was 1972. And for Big Pharma to say that they had produced a new ‘vaccine’ in next to no time was ‘suss’ to say the very least. And with this new fangled delivery system, rather than the traditional vaccine delivery method, with next to no or minimal testing, and many other reasons, it was a Big No No for me. And as time went on with coercion and mandates and more and more BS – It’s safe, trust us as we are from the Gov’ment and we know best, I knew that I had made the right decision.

Then there was the Media trying to alarm everyone along with the NSW and other State/Territory Ministers and Health Officials also trying to alarm everyone. When I saw that the NSW Health Minister had the Family Name of Hazzard, well that did it. He was certainly ‘Hazard by name and Hazard by nature’. A good omen for me.

As for the Lockdowns. Well no Pubs, eating out, cinema, theatre, libraries, etc., the best place to be was outside in the ‘fresh air’. Virus’s don’t do as well outside as they do in confined areas that have minimal airflow. I did have a mask but I only wore it over my mouth so that I could breathe through my nose. When I saw a Copper, I would pull the mask up over my nose and pull it back down afterwards.

And I live in the middle of Sydney and not in a Country Town.

So all in all, I know that I made the right decisions.

IMHO, The Virus ‘Panic Demic’ was the biggest beat up in my lifetime.

All they had to to do was to protect the most vulnerable members of Society. And they could have done that with existing anti-viral medicines a hell of a lot better than with what they did. All IMHO.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 4, 2022 4:45 pm

Lizzie at 3:55.
Set the autistic kid loose on the Beemer Satnav.
Should be on a level with Beemer engineers.

Makka
Makka
July 4, 2022 4:46 pm

Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls
In the link, “he ambassador” talks about the impact the climate exigency has on women and girls.

Our taxes hard at work.

Dot
Dot
July 4, 2022 4:47 pm

Women most affected!

Roger
Roger
July 4, 2022 4:47 pm

Indeed Roger, I was just venting my displeasure at having to wear one to go get a prescription. That they haven’t dropped yet.

Rockdoctor, from what I’ve observed most are non-compliant.

Even pharmacy staff spend a lot of time with their mask on their chins.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 4, 2022 4:48 pm

And on the subject of motor conveyances, what is a “mild hybrid”?
Heard a sales guy talking about it in a showroom.

bespoke
bespoke
July 4, 2022 4:49 pm

callisays:
July 4, 2022 at 4:40 pm
I’m trying to work out how “cloimate change” increases risk of violence and exploitation of women.

Is there anything it can’t do?

Kill covid 19
Improve my grammar.

Frank
Frank
July 4, 2022 4:49 pm

Christopher Pyne’s lobbying shop Pyne and Partners

Just realised why Ben Shapiro is so annoying, he is of the same mould as Mr Pyne.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 4, 2022 4:50 pm

Latest Dr John Campbell mentions that original Omicron variant now gone in UK and overtaken by the later BA variants. So the Omicron vax already outdated.

Articles read indicate that Moderna and Pfixer dont want human testing on the later vax options.

Roger
Roger
July 4, 2022 4:50 pm

I’m trying to work out how “cloimate change” increases risk of violence and exploitation of women.

Is there anything it can’t do?

Change the climate.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 4, 2022 4:50 pm

I’m surprised, no offense, but you mentioned that easy GPS navigation was important to you, and yet you didn’t check it out before buying?

Getting a touchscreen was enough for me, after having spent five years fiddling with Audi’s impossible ‘do it from clunky buttons near the gearstick’. The BMW salesman ‘walked us’ through the car’s GPS but it was more like a quick sprint as he showed us many other things as well, and we only got the general idea, which seemed easy enough under his highly trained fingers. But not so. This one has a voice activated system which works though, so I can call things up through that. Enunciating very clearly. I’ll check ‘settings’ again tomorrow for a lurking ‘cancel’ bar. Worst case, I’ll go back and bother the salesman, as I did with the Audi years ago.

Dot
Dot
July 4, 2022 4:51 pm

Reilly and Brown is one of the most comprehensive books on the topic but the best corporate finance text is Breyley & Myers.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 4, 2022 4:52 pm
feelthebern
feelthebern
July 4, 2022 4:52 pm

mRNA is an incredible proposition.
Just not for corona viruses.
Needs more work.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 4:55 pm

WTF is a BMW K1300? Is that the model code?

Flat 4, shaft drive. Pretty good touring option but look a bit weird. He had a K1300S but the insurance company wrote it off when it fell over while being stolen. Best not to own anything of value in a big city.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 4, 2022 4:55 pm

I’m trying to work out how “cloimate change” increases risk of violence and exploitation of women.

You’re behind on the patois. It’s now a cloimate crisis.

calli
calli
July 4, 2022 4:55 pm

Look it up on the internet. There are heaps of DIY films to help you with a new system.

I struggle along trying to work it out myself then suddenly remember that there’s often a Youtube.

That’s how I learned how to break down the Dyson and clean it without wrecking the thing!

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 4, 2022 4:56 pm

I don’t use my inbuilt navigation system.
I find Waze is the best.
Especially in shit hole Sydney.
I suppose if google is going to harvest my data anyway I think I should derive some benefit from it.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 4:59 pm

Liz

Your smartphone would likely link to the car’s electronics. Stop using BMW’s GPS and use the smartphone. It’s better and always up to date.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 4, 2022 4:59 pm

That’s how I learned how to break down the Dyson and clean it without wrecking the thing!

The only time I couldn’t fix an appliance via YouTube was a Bosch clothes dryer.
Which they ended up replacing because it was a factory fault.
& I’m useless.

John of Mel
John of Mel
July 4, 2022 4:59 pm

IMHO, The Virus ‘Panic Demic’ was the biggest beat up in my lifetime.

Nah, “climate change” is, but the scamdemic is the close second.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 4:59 pm

Sticking your dick into randoms on a Greek island makes monkeypox like winning lotto.

Winston Smith
July 4, 2022 5:00 pm

rickw:

Probably why a canal might be a goer, relatively cheap to build with no pumping cost. Very doable now with modern earth moving equipment.

Is there a link or any start/end point for this canal? I’ve looked but can’t find one.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 4, 2022 5:00 pm

Oopsie, Lizzie.
Beemer Satnav isn’t a patch on the Audi.
Voice activation might be the answer.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 4, 2022 5:01 pm

I guess too I could always check the manual instead of making salesmen work for their money. lol.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 5:02 pm

Liz

Stop babbling about salesmen and use the Smartphone.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 4, 2022 5:05 pm

That’s how I learned how to break down the Dyson and clean it without wrecking the thing!

Not buying another one.
The barrel kept snagging when opening up to empty contents and eventually broke (replaced under warranty).
Batteries are shit and are attached with tamper-proof screws rather than “click in”.

bespoke
bespoke
July 4, 2022 5:06 pm

Where is Terry Peterson?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 5:07 pm

Nah. Make the dealer do some work. And get a”free” cappuccino.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 4, 2022 5:08 pm

And get a”free” cappuccino.

Or liquorice.
From a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode.
Larry keeps going back with fake BMW problems to get the free liquorice.
You can imagine how it ends.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 4, 2022 5:09 pm

Your smartphone would likely link to the car’s electronics. Stop using BMW’s GPS and use the smartphone. It’s better and always up to date.

Yes, the salesman did link up my phone but I haven’t investigated any of that yet.

When we are travelling Hairy always uploads maps onto his ipad and we use Google’s Blue Dot to find our way. GPS is only really useful when you have an address to go to. In our Nissan SUV hire car in the UK we found the GPS worked well with the post codes every single dwelling has. The UK is organised so that you just plug in the six letter and number post code and you’re there. Very handy for getting to Airbnb premises out in the wilds or hidden restaurants on long streets.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 5:09 pm

Ducati dealers are even more condescending than BMW dealers.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 4, 2022 5:09 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:

July 4, 2022 at 5:01 pm

I guess too I could always check the manual instead of making salesmen work for their money.

How will you find your way back to the showroom?
Be careful it doesn’t take you to Stuttgart.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 4, 2022 5:10 pm

a sensible chuckle from Paco
http://pacoenterprises.blogspot.com/

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 5:10 pm

H B Bear says:
July 4, 2022 at 5:07 pm
Nah. Make the dealer do some work. And get a”free” cappuccino.

Do they use Illy coffee.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 4, 2022 5:10 pm

Maps on an iphone is an excellent car nav system.

Used it in Japan, the USA, Britain, and France over the past five to six years and it gets better all the time.

Not voice activated as far as I have explored but probably Siri extends to it.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 4, 2022 5:10 pm

Anyone follow Kim Dotcom on twitter.
I’m surprised he hasn’t been banned yet.
Fascinating/weird fellow.

calli
calli
July 4, 2022 5:12 pm

Anyone got a Gregory’s?

*runs*

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 5:12 pm

Yes, the salesman did link up my phone but I haven’t investigated any of that yet.

Then stop whining and learn to link the smartphone. Forget the internal GPS.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 4, 2022 5:13 pm

I use Waze and link the phone to the car.
It is always up-to-date with speed cameras.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 4, 2022 5:14 pm

Waze also tells Sydney drivers when there are lots of Victorian drivers driving 20kms under the speed limit.

bespoke
bespoke
July 4, 2022 5:15 pm

John Sheldricksays:

July 4, 2022 at 4:44 pm

You do not owe St ruth an explanation.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 5:16 pm

Nah, “climate change” is, but the scamdemic is the close second.

Climate change is certainly the most expensive. Y2K deserves a guernsey but probably just brought forward a lot of expenditure that would have happened anyway.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 4, 2022 5:16 pm

I swear to God, I asked for a GPS update in a Kraut car a few years back.
I forget how much they wanted to charge me, but it ran into hundreds.
For a simple GPS software download?
Fuck off.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 4, 2022 5:18 pm

My job travelling is to follow the Blue Dot Man and let Hairy know when we are coming up to a turn off etc. Blue Dot Man says No, I advise if Blue Dot Man is making to go past the likely looking turn off. Blue Dot Man seems confused, I may say at a spaghetti roundabout. You mean you’re confused, says Hairy.
We both are, I say, holding up the ipad where the blue dot is stalled, while Hairy makes a dismissive noise and follows his canny nose, usually getting it right. Blue Dot Man is happy, I announce in triumphant tones as the three of us drive off into the sunset. Or we have to go back and try again.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 4, 2022 5:18 pm

Speaking of traffic, there’s a servo on Victoria Road in Sydney, just before Ryde as you head out of town that sells fuel for between 10-20 cents below what the majors do.
This means the left hand lane backs up a couple hundred metres sometimes.
The plod tried to get them to stop because of potential traffic accidents.

John Sheldrick
July 4, 2022 5:19 pm

bespokesays:
July 4, 2022 at 5:15 pm
John Sheldricksays:

July 4, 2022 at 4:44 pm

You do not owe St ruth an explanation.

Correct, but he asked and I gave him my reasons anyway.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 5:19 pm

Ender

Used it in Japan, the USA, Britain, and France over the past five to six years and it gets better all the time.

All good until you approach a series of three roundabouts virtually stuck together. The sheila on the GPS recording even sounded exasperated. It was in Italy and I couldn’t get out until I ignored the directions and guessed the way.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 4, 2022 5:19 pm

Beemer Satnav isn’t a patch on the Audi.
Voice activation might be the answer.

Voice-to-satnav. Mmm.

If it’s anything like voice-to-text, I believe anyone that experiments with this – after the experience of not so long ago on the precursor to this august journal of record – deserves to be guided to whatever destination the tech takes you.

‘Easy Flowers’ could well take to you Copenhagen or Addis Ababa.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 5:20 pm

Do they use Illy coffee

Not sure. I always left quickly. BMW dealerships made me feel poor and were not good for my self esteem.

calli
calli
July 4, 2022 5:20 pm

Mazda charge like wounded bulls for upgrades too.

Toyota’s system is daggy but good enough for me. I only use my smartphone for…phone calls. I am a waste of technology.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 4, 2022 5:20 pm

Panzer, didn’t NAVMAN have that scam too?
A chunk of change for an update?
Then google maps came along and destroyed the business model.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 5:20 pm

I swear to God, I asked for a GPS update in a Kraut car a few years back.
I forget how much they wanted to charge me, but it ran into hundreds.
For a simple GPS software download?
Fuck off.

400 bucks in a BMW. Yep, fuck right off as I’ll use Gargooly Maps.

Delta A
Delta A
July 4, 2022 5:21 pm

Is there anything it can’t do?

Improve my grammar.

Oh dear. Is she ill?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 5:22 pm

Same for buying any car from inside a building. Cars don’t belong inside. Like dogs.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 5:23 pm

H B Bear says:
July 4, 2022 at 5:20 pm
Do they use Illy coffee
Not sure. I always left quickly. BMW dealerships made me feel poor and were not good for my self esteem.

Forget the self esteem stuff. Just feeling poor or poorer is how I deal with it. I took it in today because the electronic key doesn’t lock and it appears to be a car issue.
Next Tuesday appointment and I’m guessing north of a grand.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 4, 2022 5:24 pm

Real men use 20 year old GPS maps.

Bing bong
You have entered a suburb that didnt exist 15 years ago.
Bing Bong
That was in intersection 20 years ago, now its a offramp
Bing bong

rosie
rosie
July 4, 2022 5:24 pm

It’s illegal to use touch screen while driving.
I think that’s why the Mazda automatically turns the touch screen off and you have to fiddle with the knob instead.
And I now know my car can overrun cruise control by up to 5 kph going downhill before correcting itself.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 5:25 pm

Drawing squiggly lines on paper maps is half the fun of fanging around on bikes.

bespoke
bespoke
July 4, 2022 5:26 pm

Naughty Delta.

Mater
July 4, 2022 5:27 pm

400 bucks in a BMW. Yep, fuck right off as I’ll use Gargooly Maps.

And it won’t steer you towards Poland by default.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 4, 2022 5:29 pm

Then stop whining and learn to link the smartphone. Forget the internal GPS.

You bwute, JC, you will make me cwy.

I suspect you and Hairy might get on very well.

I fink it is a man thing. 🙂

But ha! Yesterday he thrust a large pump bottle of shampoo in my hands.
Use your engineering skills on this because I’ve wasted five minutes trying to open it, he demands.
Give it here, I say calmly. I take it away and do a few test twists and presto!
That is a woman thing.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 5:30 pm

Next Tuesday appointment and I’m guessing north of a grand.

Unless it’s under warranty (which means you have left it too late) just throw them the keys and buy something Japanese. Which is no longer guaranteed to work.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 5:31 pm

Years ago I heard a funny story about a crook I unfortunately had an association with. A real estate agent introduced him as being financially fit and became my tenant. It took me six months to get the fuckhead and his family out of the house. I swore from then on I would never own another residential tenancy again and sold up what I had. Someone later told me the crook visited a BMW dealership and took a car for a test drive. The test drive lasted weeks!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 4, 2022 5:32 pm

In Britain the GPS was a hoot. It had us driving over green fields for about ten miles.

New motorway.

Lysander
Lysander
July 4, 2022 5:32 pm

Quadrant Gold!!! 😛

In February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd opened the forty-second Australian Parliament by hosting a welcoming ceremony by the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Ngunnawal people. I have been to plenty of functions in Canberra that staged welcome-to-country ceremonies and/or acknowledgements of traditional owners. In all cases where names were given, the Ngunnawal people were credited as the true landowners. In his 1974 book The Aboriginal Tribes of Australia, the anthropologist Norman Tindale provided a map that showed the southern boundary of this group contained the land on which Parliament House now stands. At the time, Tindale’s book was the most authoritative on tribal boundaries.

However, in 2001 Ann Jackson-Nakano wrote The Kamberri: A History of Aboriginal Families in the ACT and Surrounds. It is a scholarly work, a 200-page monograph published by the journal Aboriginal History, and the fruit of a huge amount of research. Jackson-Nakano argues persuasively that Tindale got it wrong, as did the local sources on which he relied.

She discovered that modern usage of the name Ngunnawal did not come from Aboriginal tradition but from a park in the town of Bowning, near Yass, named by white people as Ngunnawal Park. A sign bearing that name was erected at the park in the 1960s, dedicated to Aboriginal people of the Yass district who the townspeople thought had died out in 1848. Some locals who identified as Aboriginal subsequently saw the sign and adopted it as their username.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 5:38 pm

And it won’t steer you towards Poland by default.

LOl and then France.

sfw
sfw
July 4, 2022 5:40 pm

My former MIL, is pretty old and two years ago decided she needed a new car. Off to the Mercedes dealership, around a $150k later she drives home in a new Merc. After a thousand or so km she decided that she shouldn’t drive anymore (sensible for her). the Merc sat in the garage for around six months, then she rang the dealership, she sold it back to them for $105k. Madness.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 5:40 pm

I’m constantly amazed what people will spend on their cars and dogs.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 4, 2022 5:43 pm

H B Bear says:
July 4, 2022 at 5:25 pm
Drawing squiggly lines on paper maps is half the fun of fanging around on bikes.

Bikes and horses have one thing in common. You can find yourself airborne still heading forward when the conveyance is stopped dead by an obstacle.
I’ve got a helmet with a six inch gash from a sudden stop and a depressed sternum on one side from a horse with the same behaviour.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 4, 2022 5:45 pm

Germany’s Union Head warns of collapse of entire industries.
H/T Reminiscence of the Future

cohenite
July 4, 2022 5:45 pm

Steve Hilton makes a great introduction about patriotism and using Cruise’s latest as an example of how patriotism makes money. It’s a point I made after I saw it. It is one of Tom’s best and unabashedly pro-West and has returned >$1 billion on a $170 million investment. My only sore point is the mission in it is based on Trump bombing the shit out of Shayrat air-field and the Russians and Trump never received a credit or guest appearance in the movie.

By way of contrast the fucking MSM is still reporting the Jan 6 witch hunt and that kunt Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony as though it was true instead of a pack of lies.

bespoke
bespoke
July 4, 2022 5:45 pm

A good guard/companion dog is worth the money, Bear.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 5:45 pm

BIL bought a Nissan GTR and drove it around for 6 months and sold it back to the dealer for what he paid for it. Plenty of Landcruisers get moved on at a profit, especially if the AUD has shat itself in the meantime.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 5:47 pm

Yeah dogs more so.

Indolent
Indolent
July 4, 2022 5:47 pm

Transcript of Senator Malcolm Robert’s speech at the AMPS Medico-Legal Summit

There is also a link to the whole proceedings.

Senator Roberts has well learnt the lesson that the only way to deal with bullies (in this case the TGA) is to stand firm and escalate.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 5:48 pm

H B Bear says:
July 4, 2022 at 5:40 pm
I’m constantly amazed what people will spend on their cars and dogs.

Dude, an average breed of pooch (not car) is 5 K these days and for a popular breed they will ask 10K. This is for a fury fuck that you have to support. If he wasn’t 12, I’d sell ours without a tinge of guilt. About a year or so ago, I put a lifetime vet cost limit of 1k from then on. If he approached the figure, he needed to go to sleep permanently. Wifey just ignored me and blew past it.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 4, 2022 5:48 pm

BMW dealerships made me feel poor and were not good for my self esteem.

They gave me a peaked cap and two logo key rings.

Maybe they though it would go with my cool zip up Armani. I think it does, truth to tell.

But Audi in Sydney have the nicest showroom/service waiting rooms.
They provide nibbles as well as coffee, wifi access and newspapers, plus an Audi magazine
BMW bring you coffee or bottled water but that’s your lot.
When you buy a new car from either of these Sydney dealers they make a big performance of when you pick it up. They load the car bonnet with a big bow and place bunches of fixed helium balloons on either side. Audi as I recall also had a little notice board welcoming you by name to your new car.
They ask to take a photograph of you next to the car to memorialise the day.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 5:49 pm

bespoke says:
July 4, 2022 at 5:45 pm
A good guard/companion dog is worth the money, Bear.

Bespoke, there’s nothing under 5 k these days.

johanna
johanna
July 4, 2022 5:52 pm

Composed a comment a while back, every time I click post it gets a n ‘Internal server’ error message.

What is that?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 5:53 pm

I probably can’t talk. For a long time I hadn’t bought surf wax, relying on getting a couple of blocks with a new board. A mate refers to all this stuff as carrots because you need it to keep you going.

bespoke
bespoke
July 4, 2022 5:53 pm

Bespoke, there’s nothing under 5 k these days.

Bull shit . I’m not talking about a hand bag dog.

calli
calli
July 4, 2022 5:54 pm

Johanna, it happens to me from time to time too.

Save your comment and scrub the error message from your history. Close the site and re-open it. Try again.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 4, 2022 5:54 pm

Someone needs to look at CO2 generation from pedalling bikes and rickshaws.

rosie
rosie
July 4, 2022 5:54 pm

The new car treatment.
I always say no, thankyou.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 4, 2022 5:55 pm

They gave me a peaked cap and two logo key rings.

They have plenty left over.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 4, 2022 5:55 pm

Bespoke, there’s nothing under 5 k these days.

And a nice black market run by suburban mummies to pay for the renovations.
Bitches is selling bitches.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 5:57 pm

It is probably easier to buy meth than a groodle in Perth.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 4, 2022 5:57 pm

John Howard would never be seen in a war zone not in khaki.

No, he thinks guns are icky and no Australian should ever defend the lives of him or herself and loved ones using one. They should just quietly die and have candlelit vigils held in their memory.
Unless it is important people like him who have armed security, of course.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 4, 2022 5:58 pm

And a nice black market run by suburban mummies to pay for the renovations.
Bitches is selling bitches.

That cant be so.
The government made that illegal.
There must be some other factor leading to the sudden spike in prices for even sub par pooches.

Possibly bikies.
Or terrorists
Or terrorist bikies.

JC
JC
July 4, 2022 5:58 pm

Bull shit . I’m not talking about a hand bag dog.

Have you priced any recently?

johanna
johanna
July 4, 2022 5:59 pm

Ta, calli.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 4, 2022 5:59 pm

Sister paid $10K for a spastic poodle cross.
Or “mongrel” as they are better known.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 4, 2022 5:59 pm

But Audi in Sydney have the nicest showroom/service waiting rooms.
They provide nibbles as well as coffee, wifi access and newspapers, plus an Audi magazine

They do that instead of selling reasonably priced, reliable cars.

bespoke
bespoke
July 4, 2022 5:59 pm

What is that?

Dover pays for his hosting in Shilling.

areff
areff
July 4, 2022 6:00 pm

They should just quietly die and have candlelit vigils

Don’t forget the stuffed toys and renditions of ‘Imagine’

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 4, 2022 6:01 pm

Bull shit . I’m not talking about a hand bag dog.

Anecdote. May have mentioned this on exCat once.

Mate #1 got monstered by his girlfriend-at-the-time to get a French bulldog because cuuuuuuuute and wookitdawiddle face. This is here in Darwin about three years back.

French bulldog is an inside dog. Obviously. Mate #1 has to go away with girlfriend-at-the-time and spend shitloads on her for a fortnight. Mate #1 says to Mate #2, can you look after my ‘dog’ for two weeks. Mate #2 goes no worries, it will be kept company by my two dogs.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 6:02 pm

Dog knapping would probably be a good crime model except for the bad publicity and general opprobrium.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 4, 2022 6:03 pm

cohenite

By way of contrast the fucking MSM is still reporting the Jan 6 witch hunt and that kunt Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony as though it was true instead of a pack of lies.

Call it by its correct name. The House Un-American Activities Committee enquiry into events on January 6 2021. Senor adviser: Senator Joe McCarthy (dec’d).

I know that Senator joe was generally correct in his accusations, but bringing his name in will send the fascist left nuts!

bespoke
bespoke
July 4, 2022 6:03 pm

Have you priced any recently?

No, got the last one from the RSPCA.

Delta A
Delta A
July 4, 2022 6:04 pm

Wifey just ignored me and blew past it.

Well done, Wifey!

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 4, 2022 6:04 pm

As one of the country’s most revered and important cultural institutions marks its 90th anniversary, Sky News will explore the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s role in modern Australia with a new one-hour investigation Your ABC Exposed, premiering on Tuesday July 26 at 8pm AEST.

Sky News host and Associate Editor at The Australian, Chris Kenny will examine the origin, purpose and performance of the national broadcaster, its contribution to public debate and whether this taxpayer-funded service enhances national unity or division.

The ABC says it is “Your ABC” but who is actually in charge of this billion-dollars-a-year broadcasting behemoth?

“As it celebrates 90 years, it is time to ask whether the ABC is still fit for purpose,” Chris Kenny said.

Sky

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 6:05 pm

My sister’s cat got cat napped. They got it back but it had cat PTSD or something.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 4, 2022 6:05 pm

II.

Mate #1 brings French bulldog over to Mate #2’s house the day before he goes away with girlfriend-at-the-time, to ensure the dogs get on well. I am at Mate #2’s house when this happens.

Mate #1: ‘It’s an inside dog.’
Mate #2: ‘Fuck off it is for the next fortnight. It can stay out here with the others.’
Mate #1: Oh. Ah, righto.’

French bulldog in Mate #2’s yard goes straight up to one of Mate #1’s dogs. Right in its face. Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip rrrrrrr yap yap yip. Mate#2’s dog, a Bull Arab, just looks at it and French Bulldog retreats and sits under Mate #1’s chair.

Mate #2’s other dog is an American Staffy cross.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
July 4, 2022 6:05 pm

Travelling today on business. Mel to Syd, then Syd to Bne. Flight cancelled to start the day, bumped to a later flight, later flight delayed. Missed morning meetings. This evenings flight delayed 1 hour. Virgin advise due to a lack of staff. Struggled to crew the flight out of Melbourne. Cancelled flights all over the boards. Terminals full of families and kids for school holidays.

Our beloved leaders really have king hit the lucky country. But hey they don’t travel like the rest of us. It’s private Jets and chauffeurs all the way.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 4, 2022 6:07 pm

Senior adviser, but Senor is OK.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
July 4, 2022 6:10 pm

The dog market is crazy. We lost 14 yo border collie during Victoria never ending lockdown. After 6 months we decided to go again. The prices.. holy cow. We bought a mutt for $1500. Dumb as a box of hammers but he’s got character…character goes a long way. For those who have border collies …worth their weight in gold!

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 4, 2022 6:10 pm

Wifey just ignored me and blew past it.

Good woman.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 4, 2022 6:11 pm

For those who have border collies …worth their weight in gold!

I always thought they made the best sheep dogs.

rickw
rickw
July 4, 2022 6:11 pm

In comes the jab’s leading saleswoman.

People are dying from it and she still pushes it.
What a fucking arsehole.
Pure and simple.

The known vax impact where I am currently working, around 60 people:

1). Second vax, had blood / circulatory issues. One week in hospital. Long term effects unknown.
2). Second vax, immediate reaction, heart / circulatory issues, week in hospital. Long term effects unknown.
3). After being forced into vax, suffered a stroke, then minutes later suffered a second stroke on the other side of the brain. Permanently disabled, will never work again, currently seeking vax injury compensation.
4). Months after vax, went to doctor because was feeling crook, was found to be having a heart attack in progress. Long term damage being ascertained. Doctors blaming vax, all post heart attack tests show no contributing health issues.

Something is seriously wrong.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 4, 2022 6:13 pm

Car dealerships and servicing have to be one of the biggest rip-offs ever allowed in Oz.

I’m all for a free market but some of them are little more than swindlers.

My old man had a motor garage and I learnt the basics of servicing. Most of it can be carried out by an apprentice under supervision. Change the oil; two filters, check a few other levels – most of which don’t leak these days etc. Cars used to have grease nipples and now it’s all a sealed system so that’s not needed either.

One of the best ones is the “safety check”. You sign that one and it’s another few hundred for – if you’re lucky – someone to check the wear and tear on your brakes. Some dealers don’t even check the tyres.

Most of this sort of racket has been exposed time and again, but on it goes. Most of it seems to be fairly big concerns too. The home mechanic instead seems to be a pretty honest tradie. Has to be – word of mouth would send them broke otherwise. The dealers jack up the price and con you even more with the lounges and “free” coffee etc. That receptionist with the fingernail job is being paid by the mug punter.

The new car frills are even worse. Balloons and so on when you collect the car. All out of the profit margin.

bespoke
bespoke
July 4, 2022 6:13 pm

Got a samoyed for the wife for $300 once. Unless mutt got disappeared within two years.

Delta A
Delta A
July 4, 2022 6:13 pm

Mate#2’s dog, a Bull Arab, just looks at it and French Bulldog retreats and sits under Mate #1’s chair.

I had never heard of Bull Arabs until three hours ago, when my (100% Aussie) cleaner told me about her son’s specially trained dogs which he takes pig hunting. Impressive breed… but I don’t want one, but.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 4, 2022 6:14 pm

III.

Mate #1 goes on holidays with girlfriend-at-the-time. Day 1.

Mate #2 rings me at mornos on Day 2. ‘Come round and give me hand if you can.’ No subject offered. ‘No probs’, I say and whip around there.

In the yard is a Bull Arab, an American Staffy cross and bits of French bulldog scattered far and wide. Mate #2 goes ‘I heard it yipping and then it was on. By the time I got outside it was over. Tayla (the staffy) had bitten the fucking thing in half’. A garbage bag is produced. Luckily, it was bin day.

Epilogue:
Mate #1 tries to touch Mate #2 for EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS for the ex-French bulldog. Mate #2 tells Mate #1 to fuck off. Mate #1’s girlfriend-at-the-time leaves him for greener pastures.

Much laughter ensues. From Mate #2 and I, anyway.

You spend over a grand on a hound, best be prepared to reap the whirlwhind.

johanna
johanna
July 4, 2022 6:14 pm

Prisons are now supposed to protect certain persons against being called names:

The tribunal found the department’s own ‘Transgender and Intersex Offenders Prison Policy’ document “acknowledges the need to pay attention to the needs of transgender and intersex prisoners, including references to topics such as the need to treat offenders humanely and with dignity

Readers may be shocked to discover that some prisoners are ‘called names’ while in prison by other inmates. This kind of hooliganism needs to be stopped.

The policy states that transgender and intersex prisoners should not be subjected to ridicule or humiliation and that they should be given appropriate underwear on request and ensured privacy with access to shower and toilet facilities.

Approriate underwear on request – surely they’re having a larff.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 4, 2022 6:15 pm

Flying is bad at the best of times.

These are not the best of times.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 4, 2022 6:19 pm

Seriously, Lizzie, don’t buy into the buttons vs touchscreen debate.
You know who bitches about that the most?
Motoring writers who drive a different car every week, that’s who.
And boomers.
It’s a total non-event.
Drive the car for a week and you will intuitively know where everything is.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 4, 2022 6:21 pm

Bit surprised you didn’t buy a Ford Maverick, Lizzie.
Or at least a Jeep Renegade.

Indolent
Indolent
July 4, 2022 6:21 pm

Two minutes of absolute truth from a doctor at the AMPS Medico-Legal Summit attended by Malcolm Roberts.

Glinys
@BepicQueensland
Boom…Our dr’s are speaking truth now..about time..

Crossie
Crossie
July 4, 2022 6:23 pm

When you buy a new car from either of these Sydney dealers they make a big performance of when you pick it up. They load the car bonnet with a big bow and place bunches of fixed helium balloons on either side. Audi as I recall also had a little notice board welcoming you by name to your new car.
They ask to take a photograph of you next to the car to memorialise the day.

Ford does it too, or did four years ago.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 4, 2022 6:25 pm

Or at least a Jeep Renegade.

Apparently Kenworths are a piece of piss. Ample seating, too.

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