Open Thread – Tues 5 July 2022


Surrender of Lord Cornwallis, John Trumbull, 1820

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DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 5, 2022 1:15 am

Boo.

ArthurB
ArthurB
July 5, 2022 1:15 am

Podium!! (first time evah).

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 5, 2022 1:21 am

Seems ATAGI will make a decision on 4th dose eligibility on Wednesday.

Online papers currently have plenty or articles about the experts views and seems they want bigger take up of boosters. Comments reflect that people have had enough.

If you are a subscriber make sure you comment and like accordingly as they are itching to go to the next jab.

Otherwise might have to spend some more time protesting.

Slim Cognito
Slim Cognito
July 5, 2022 1:40 am

New thread for those of us still awake.
I am still here and still proudly unjabbed.

Gabor
Gabor
July 5, 2022 2:16 am

20 Bushmaster protected vehicles and a further 145 armoured personnel carriers to support the country’s war effort.

What I read on the net the 145 APC is a mistake, it’s only 14

Could be wrong!?

Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 4:07 am
Ed Case
Ed Case
July 5, 2022 4:52 am

The Netherlands bans the use of Nitrogen Fertiliser and shuts down the Livestock industry in the name of cutting Emissions.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 5, 2022 5:03 am

Remember this guy?
This is what he was laughing about:

… , that was a spanish TV show called “El loco de la colina” hosted by Jesus Quintero. On that occasion Juan Joya tells that he worked as a waiter in a restaurant on the beach in Chipiona (Andalucía region), and he was tasked to clean pans by tying them to posts and letting the be cleaned by the water of the ocean. When the next day he comes back to pick them up, he discovers than the tide has risen up and all the pans but one have gone with it. LOL! And the restaurant was left without pans, so the restaurant was in a bind… and hurry up, call Sevilla for new pans!

H/T comments, Reminiscence of the Future

John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 5:04 am

Gaborsays:
July 5, 2022 at 2:16 am
20 Bushmaster protected vehicles and a further 145 armoured personnel carriers to support the country’s war effort.

They first need to be converted to left hand drive by which time the Russian ‘Police Action’ may well be over and Putin has those parts of Eastern and SE Ukraine that he wants.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 5, 2022 5:09 am

A crude culture makes a coarse people, and private refinement cannot long survive public excess. There is a Gresham’s law of culture as well as of money: the bad drives out the good, unless the good is defended.

— Theodore Dalrymple

The current state of play

Petros
Petros
July 5, 2022 5:13 am

Anyone who publicly advocates for war should be automatically enrolled for front-line duty. Lots of tough guys out there. Let’s see how strongly they really feel about it.

bespoke
bespoke
July 5, 2022 5:35 am

1st

John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 5:35 am

Petrossays:
July 5, 2022 at 5:13 am
Anyone who publicly advocates for war should be automatically enrolled for front-line duty. Lots of tough guys out there. Let’s see how strongly they really feel about it.

Couldn’t agree more. Just send all the ‘Pollies’ first and any war would be over in 20 nano seconds.

Gabor
Gabor
July 5, 2022 5:51 am

Spoof video of Zelensky surrendering, posted by the Chechen leader, R Kamirov.

hope the link works.

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 5:57 am

John Sheldrick:

Couldn’t agree more. Just send all the ‘Pollies’ first and any war would be over in 20 nano seconds.

It should be law to send the sons and daughters of the submarine program builders, spruikers, unions and pollies off to serve in those subs. Same for the Bushmasters which seem to be doing rather poorly in The Ukraine.

John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 6:04 am

Mysterious excess deaths in 18 – 64 year olds: Life insurance companies paying out a lot more in 2021

Courtesy of Jo Nova Blog –

https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/mysterious-excess-deaths-in-18-64-year-olds-life-insurance-companies-paying-out-a-lot-more-in-2021/

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 5, 2022 6:16 am

Idiots glue themselves to Constable’s The Hay Wain, one of my favourite paintings, in London.

Daily Mail

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 6:20 am

Decent TIK video overnight.

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 6:21 am

Dutch farmer protests over WEF inspired nitrogen limits (nitrogen? Wtf?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mswHVPD-j_o

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 5, 2022 6:27 am

16.4 degrees. The internet tells me it ‘feels like’ 9.5 with the 30km/h winds.

The internet can get fucked. It’s the end of days.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 5, 2022 6:29 am

Excellent choice of artwork Doverlord. Again.

Cornwallis never got over Mel Gibson pinching his dogs. It was always going to be downhill from there.

bespoke
bespoke
July 5, 2022 6:33 am

Excellent choice of artwork Doverlord. Again.

To early in the morning for such grotesque grovelling.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 5, 2022 6:40 am

Top Ender mentioned this, from the NT Independent yesterday:

The 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.

Read those ages again, and add ‘stolen vehicle’. If anyone’s wondering why this state of affairs has come about – there’s a clue in the NT News:

PROMINENT Darwin lawyer David Woodroffe has been installed as an acting Local Court judge, making him the first Aboriginal person appointed to the bench in the NT. Mr Woodroffe was previously the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency’s long serving principal legal officer after joining NAAJA in 2010.

Having graduated from the former Northern Territory University (now Charles Darwin University) in the 1990s, the Jingili Modburra man told his alma mater he chose to study law “for my family”.

Fine:

“I wanted to study law for my family, so that in some way I could ensure that injustices such as the Stolen Generation would never happen to Aboriginal people and my family again,” he said.

Not fine.

John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 6:42 am

Top Endersays:
July 5, 2022 at 6:16 am
Idiots glue themselves to Constable’s The Hay Wain, one of my favourite paintings, in London.

Daily Mail

Absolute Morons. If over 150 years of Oil and Gas extraction and use have not destroyed the British countryside by now, what do they think is going to happen in the future with the most stringent Environmental controls ever? And over 250 years for Coal mining. What are these people smoking?

Dot
Dot
July 5, 2022 6:44 am

I claim this land in the name of the Mt Berghaus tribe and DEG nearology.

Dot
Dot
July 5, 2022 6:45 am

Idiots glue themselves to Constable’s The Hay Wain, one of my favourite paintings, in London.

Whip them. Fucking heathens.

John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 6:52 am

rickwsays:
July 5, 2022 at 6:21 am
Dutch farmer protests over WEF inspired nitrogen limits (nitrogen? Wtf?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mswHVPD-j_o

Doesn’t the Dutch Guv’ment realise that Earth’s atmosphere comprises 78% Nitrogen and that Nitrogen is an ingredient (amongst others) for Plant life on Earth?

The World is going stark raving bonkers.

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 6:54 am

What are these people smoking?

A heady, hypnotic blend of hubris and stupidity.

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 6:55 am

Hmmm…Cornwallis.

Under water at present. Much…much water.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 6:56 am

Mass shooting in Chicago at a 4th July parade.

miltonf
miltonf
July 5, 2022 6:57 am

Doesn’t the Dutch Guv’ment realise that Earth’s atmosphere comprises 78% Nitrogen and that Nitrogen is an ingredient (amongst others) for Plant life on Earth?

It was never about the environment- it was always about impoverishing regular citizens you know bogans shouldn’t have nice things. Only trash (for trash is what they are) like Prince Chilla and Julie Depends Bishop should fly overseas and have beef on the table.

John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 6:57 am

feelthebernsays:
July 5, 2022 at 6:56 am
Mass shooting in Chicago at a 4th July parade.

Just another day in the good ol’ USA.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 5, 2022 7:00 am

I saw the following commentary in a meme yesterday while out and about, and which I can’t find now, but which I will reproduce anyway:

Being unattractive and without friends does not make you another gender.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 7:02 am

Overnight Bette Middler & Macy Gray became TERFs.
And far more aggressively than anything JK Rowland ever said.

Vicki
Vicki
July 5, 2022 7:23 am

Heart goes out to all those affected by the Sydney area floods. It was particularly brought home when I heard a local in our valley had donated a mare and foal to help reestablish a breeding herd of a family near Windsor who lost an entire herd of some 40 or so mares and their stallion in the last flood. This is just one example of the sad losses suffered by so many.

Incidentally, our generous local also suffered personal damage to paddocks in the last deluge up here when the water coming off bushfire damaged mountains carved out the banks of the river through their land. For this they blame the bureaucratic RFS headquarters which would not permit backburning where the Wollemi National Park borders farmland.

struth
struth
July 5, 2022 7:24 am

That’s right.
The Dutch government are stupid.
Stupid is believing they are stupid.
They are counting on that stupidity.
There are traitors in Western governments at war with the west.
Isn’t fucking obvious yet?
And Sco Mo and Greg Hunt were just idiots as well.
Your brains have turned to mush.
Where’s your memories?
Remember the Dutch President being caught out bullshitting about his links to Klaus.
Anyone who thinks any of this is about the environment is a moron.

Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 7:33 am

The Cat crashed halfway through the ‘toons upload at 0400. The software update can’t come soon enough.

miltonf
miltonf
July 5, 2022 7:35 am

The perverts in the Whitehouse, the Rocky Horror Show style Mudrock wedding- like something out of I Claudius.

Indolent
Indolent
July 5, 2022 7:35 am

Warning from Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche

Don’t vaccinate your children with covid-vaccines! Ever!

Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 7:42 am

Today’s US ‘toons: Michael Ramirez.

Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 7:42 am
Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 7:44 am
Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 7:44 am
Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 7:45 am
Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 7:46 am
Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 7:47 am

That’s it. Normal service resumes tomorrow.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 5, 2022 7:51 am

John S

Doesn’t the Dutch Guv’ment realise that Earth’s atmosphere comprises 78% Nitrogen and that Nitrogen is an ingredient (amongst others) for Plant life on Earth?

Too many Yartz and Social “Science” graduates in politics and the bureaucracy, none of whom have heard of real science.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 7:52 am

Cornwallis never got over Mel Gibson pinching his dogs. It was always going to be downhill from there.

America has had a distinctly different experience of Trumbull to Australia.

They got John, we got Mick.

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 7:52 am

Top Ender:

Idiots glue themselves to Constable’s The Hay Wain, one of my favourite paintings, in London.

And security stands by, allowing them to do it whilst stopping onlookers from beating the shit out of them.
Everyone who works in security should be dismissed with total forfeiture of any and all benefits because obviously they are in league with the vandals.

Dot
Dot
July 5, 2022 7:56 am

Trumbull?

The goddamned simulation strikes back.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 7:57 am

Palaszczuk polling plunges.

Masks!

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 7:59 am

Thanks for persevering Tom. It is appreciated.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 8:00 am

Had us worried for a bit there, Tom.

Although I have never heard him utter or imply the sentiment ever, using my lefty ‘spidey-senses’ I know he will not accept any slackness.

I would hate to see you cancelled from public life and living in hiding because you failed in the mission to destroy Trump, the family, decency, and responsibility, and to institute a government of the people, by a few people, for those few people.

Damn. You think like a left for a moment and you are almost done for. It is like falling into a pit latrine – as you try to climb out you just fall back in and get covered in more shit each time.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 8:02 am

Where’s Monty.
I hope he flew to the US and is assisting in transporting females across state lines.
So much passion.

Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 8:03 am

ML, I’ll have a kilo of whatever you’re smoking.

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 8:04 am

They know N is a key element for plant growth. Even the most garbage gardener know it.

What is surprising is how few people know how much CO2 is in the atmosphere. I had one mouthy numbnut informing me that it was 40%, to which I replied, “Enjoy your next breath. It will be your last.”.

This is not isolated dumbness. It is actively fostered and endorsed by malignant, greedy psychos.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 8:04 am

lefty ‘spidey-senses’

Should be ‘lefty spidey-senses’.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 8:05 am

Idiots glue themselves to Constable’s The Hay Wain, one of my favourite paintings, in London.

Note the facial expression of the female perpetrator.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 8:07 am
Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 5, 2022 8:09 am

Palaszczuk polling plunges.

“You only have to look around this city to see the infrastructure that is coming out of the ground. And also we’re looking to the future of course with the Olympics. There’s a lot of activity that’s happening across regional Queensland as well.

Cranes on the Brisbane skyline has always been a political favourite.

Less so in regional Queensland.

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 8:09 am

More dead eyes. A window into nothing. No engagement, not a trace of sentiment or the light of intelligence.

The head tilt gives it away.

Zipster
Zipster
July 5, 2022 8:12 am

Embrace of NATO in China’s Back Yard Stokes Xi’s Worst Fears/ Beijing falls into the encirclement
Beijing has been worried about the idea of a U.S.-Japan-South Korea security alliance, but what it fears is what is coming. Yoon Suk-yeol not only expressed his willingness to participate in Quad, but also attended the NATO leaders summit for the first time. The NATO summit was held in Madrid, Spain from June 29 to 30. In addition to the 30 member countries, the meeting invited leaders from Pacific countries such as Japan, Korea, New Zealand and Australia to participate.
We have observed a series of somewhat unusual phenomena since April 2022. More and more events have resulted that red China faces its worst isolation in the world in more than 30 years.
For Chinese President Xi Jinping, dispatching his special envoy to Europe for a three-week charm tour was just one of many acts of high-stakes damage control ahead of the Twentieth Chinese Communist Party Congress this autumn.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2022 8:13 am

Palaszczuk polling plunges.’

Alas this means nothing, it’s over two years until the next QLD state election and I wouldn’t be surprised if, in two years time, Labor is reelected yet again in QLD. Victoria, QLD and SA are now Labor Party fiefdoms. If the Liberal party ever does manage to win in these states, it’s usually by accident and all they then do in power is tread softly, softly, mimic Labor on most policies because they’re too shit scared of their own shadows and then they get beaten four years later by corrupt and very efficient Labor machines…..although Campbell Newman was the odd one out when premier, it can be argued that Newman’s government tread too hard. I’m beginning to think that the Liberals need to shut up shop in these states, in fact every state. They’re now officially extinct in Western Australia. There’s more chance of finding a Tasssie Tiger than a Liberal in WA. Apart from the usual Liberal Party ineptness, perhaps the party’s sole talent, this is an inevitable result of what ensues when you install fixed four year terms. Every state now has this abomination. It isn’t the “four years” that’s the problem, it’s the “fixed”. Fixed terms run contrary to the Westminster system and all they do is enable left of centre governments.

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 8:14 am

I wonder if the death camp wardresses had that look that as they gazed upon the horror of the dead and dying? Or the torturer as they heated the irons? Or the nurse as she assists in the dismemberment of a child?

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 8:14 am

I’m not even going to look at what those vandals did.
A couple of years in chokey might cool their climate crazy.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 8:15 am

Apparently Andrews is knife edge in Mulgrave.
Only read the headline.
Wouldn’t it be luverly?

Vicki
Vicki
July 5, 2022 8:16 am

Last week had 16 year old granddaughter & three of her friends up here on farm for a couple of days. It was an interesting contrast with our experience of 19 year old grandson & 8 of his friends earlier this year.

The girls are truly remarkable. A day before they had done tandem jumps out of a small aircraft down at Picton airstrip. One of the girls drove them up in what was her first major “overlander” in her mothers car. They successfully dodged a kangaroo on the way, following our instructions re where to watch out. & what to do. Lengthy evening conversations over the dinner table revealed sensible, ambitious girls. Even so, two of them (including our granddaughter) had suffered ill effects from “bullying” at some time in their school career. The latter continues to surprise me, in view of the ostensible confidence of these girls. I suspect it is the product of both internet over use & , in some cases, overly protective parents.

Strangely, the boys were easier to clean up afterward, despite the fact there were more of them. Simple guys, they put their (copious!) stubbies & other alcohol containers in a pile, pulled the covers up on their beds & their towels in a pile. The girls moved furniture more and generally had more impact.

Oh sorry – I did forget that one of the boys “put down” the Ag bike & broke a an axe handle! But, strangely, the girls were keener to learn to drive the manual farm ute! All interesting.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 8:17 am

Elbow’s new moniker: Anthony Overseasy

Courtesy Twitter users.

“Where’s Albo?” also trending.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 8:20 am

no Jim what the government should be doing is building cheap reliable coal power stations and ending solar subsidies

The only thing that is not allowed to contract is government spending.

johanna
johanna
July 5, 2022 8:20 am

I think the crazy acts like glueing themselves to roads and beloved paintings are massive own goals. The average punter, whether they believe in glowbull warmening or not, regards them as idiots and vandals.

I hope they keep it up.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 5, 2022 8:21 am

Oh dear, the Chicago mass shooting is going to vanish from the MSM rather rapidly.

Police have named a person of interest: Robert Crimo III, aged 22.

So as you do I looked him up. He has a IMDB entry:

The six foot Hip hop phenom Awake The Rapper was born Robert Eugene Crimo III on September 20, 2000 in Chicago, Il. He’s the middle child of three and of Italian descent. Bobby began uploading his music to the internet when he was 11. The world first started turning their heads with the release …

Somehow I doubt a Chicago rap artist is going to be a Republican voter…

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 8:22 am

I wonder if the death camp wardresses had that look that as they gazed upon the horror of the dead and dying?

Aufseherinnen.

I had the same thought.

Tom
Tom
July 5, 2022 8:23 am

The head tilt gives it away.

It’s how they virtue-signal their absolute self-confidence in the gibberish between their ears. It’s all so fashionable – guaranteed protection from criticism from other members of the zombie herd.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2022 8:23 am

“More dead eyes. A window into nothing. No engagement, not a trace of sentiment or the light of intelligence.

The head tilt gives it away”

Yep, I’m reminded of the creepy zombie creature who blocked traffic last Monday here in Sydney, chaining herself to the car, causing traffic chaos. She was bailed twice, given a soft interview on The Project, had their ABC making excuses for her….gosh how fortunate for her, lucky she wasn’t one of those far-right, white supremacist, anti-vaxxer, anti-lockdown protesters, they just get thrown in a cell. The second time this creepy, grotesque zombie like creature was bailed last week, after deliberately flouting her first bail conditions, she solemnly promised to spend the night at her granny’s home in leafy Crows Nest. You couldn’t make this shit up.

As Lenin so poetically said, they’re “useful idiots”, but at least Vladimir, once he’d used these useful idiots, knew what to do with them. Pity we can’t.

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 8:27 am

Let’s face it, Cassie. Most Australians are completely on board with daddy government intruding into every facet of their lives. They want more.

The days of being self-sufficient are over. A few hardy souls will not change much when the great weight of the populace votes for something else. That doesn’t mean you stop trying, it simply means that small victories, the crumbs from the table of greedy tax hoovering, are even more precious when they come.

Soft socialism is here to stay…until it is replaced in the only way it can be. With hard socialism. People will get what they want, and it will be more than they bargained for. No turning back then without great upheaval and sorrow.

Struth
July 5, 2022 8:28 am

As Lenin so poetically said, they’re “useful idiots”, but at least Vladimir, once he’d used these useful idiots, knew what to do with them. Pity we can’t.

More lefties have taken jabs than right wingers, so nothing is new in the world.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2022 8:30 am

Six dead, 24 injured in Chicago July 4 parade shooting

By Afp
AFP
11 minutes ago July 5, 2022
46 Comments

A gunman armed with a high-powered rifle shot dead at least six people at a parade to mark US Independence Day in a wealthy Chicago suburb on Monday — the latest in a series of shocking mass shootings, this time on a holiday celebrating all things American.

Emergency officials in Highland Park, Illinois said around two dozen people, including at least one child, had been hospitalized — some in critical condition — and a massive police manhunt was underway for the shooter, who was still on the loose and described as a white male aged 18-20.

Along the parade route, abandoned chairs, balloons and other belongings could be seen scattered after panicked spectators fled for their lives.

“Everyone thought it was fireworks,” one parade-goer, identified only as Zoe, told CNN.

“My dad thought it was part of the show, and I’m like, ‘Dad, no… something is wrong.’ And I grabbed him. And I looked back at him, and then it was just a sea of panic, and people just falling and falling.” As they ran, she said that some 20 feet behind her, “I saw a girl shot and killed… saw her die.” Zoe said they first hid behind a dumpster before police pulled them into the basement of a sporting goods store with other parade spectators, several of whom were injured, including a man who appeared to have been shot in the ear and a girl who was shot in the leg.

When they were finally able to leave, she told CNN, the parade route resembled “a battle zone. And it’s disgusting.” Police officials said the shooting began around 10:14 am, when the parade was approximately three-quarters of the way through.

“It sounds like spectators were targeted… So, very random, very intentional and very sad,” said Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli.

Lake County coroner Jennifer Banek said five of the six people killed, all adults, had died at the scene. The sixth was taken to hospital but succumbed to wounds there.

Struth
July 5, 2022 8:31 am

Is the reason you want to believe those who are at war with the west are just idiots , due to the fact you may then have to admit they could have been out to kill you all along…..via jabs.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2022 8:32 am

“Soft socialism is here to stay…until it is replaced in the only way it can be. With hard socialism. People will get what they want, and it will be more than they bargained for. No turning back then without great upheaval and sorrow.”

Yep.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 8:32 am

The thing is without government interference, people would have more of their own money, in their own pockets, to spend how they wish.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 8:36 am

Yep, she’s in trouble DB.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 8:37 am

At the Australian and on Sky Dover.
The Australian, may be paywalled
Dutch farmers form tractor blockade in massive protest over nitrogen

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2022 8:37 am

I actually found that creepy zombie creature quite chilling, she’s proof that horror exists. No one needs to write horror stories anymore because the creepy ghouls are real and living amongst us. She’s the perfect end result of our shocking education system, actually from hereon I’ll call it what it is, an indoctrination system. An indoctrination system, I might add, that the stupid effing Liberals did nothing about despite being in government for almost a decade.

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 8:37 am

Okay. Spill it guys. What did Midler say?

Struth
July 5, 2022 8:38 am

Let’s face it, Cassie. Most Australians are completely on board with daddy government intruding into every facet of their lives. They want more.

Complete bullshit.
Yes there is a high percentage, and they are mostly women but it isn’t most, there are more conservatives in Australia than anyone else. It’s our voting system, corrupted that can never let them win.
Remember

It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late,
With long arrears to make good,
When the Saxon began to hate.

They were not easily moved,
They were icy — willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the Saxon began to hate.

Their voices were even and low.
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show
When the Saxon began to hate.

It was not preached to the crowd.
It was not taught by the state.
No man spoke it aloud
When the Saxon began to hate.

It was not suddently bred.
It will not swiftly abate.
Through the chilled years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the Saxon began to hate.

It may come very late but it will come.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 8:40 am

Australia’s defence concerns should be 100% regional.
And I mean our neck of the woods only.

sfw
sfw
July 5, 2022 8:43 am

On the old thread someone suggested that the UAP and PHON should merge, sounds ok but unlikely to work. Both parties are tied to big egos, who dominate. Dunno about PHON but UAP has no branch structure, it does have a large membership but all communications, policy and control comes from the HQ in Brisbane. If/when Clive dies or loses interest it will fold as there is no underlying structure. Recently the party HQ emailed all members telling them that it seems that some of the candidates (and others) in the recent election are trying to setup branch structures in some electorates. The UAP HQ is totally against this. Without a grassroots branch structure the UAP will always be isolated from its members and receives little or no feedback from them and the members have no say in the selection of candidates or policies. Bound to fail in the medium to long term.

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 8:43 am

Okay. So it isn’t “Nitrogen” or “Carbon” emissions.

It’s NO and NH3. I’d be interested to know exactly what amounts of these compounds are being lost to the atmosphere by Dutch farmers.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 5, 2022 8:45 am

Jaysus.
The Hereford Gun Club aren’t allowed to call Our Doris Doris.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 8:45 am

Americans must be wondering when they signed up to experience significant cuts to their standard of living because of the war in Ukraine.
Biden thinks that comment makes what he is doing okay?

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 8:45 am

Complete bullshit.

Then explain why your state is still in Labor hands and will continue to be so in the next election cycle. And why Labor is now in control federally.

Vicki
Vicki
July 5, 2022 8:47 am

Struth- that stoicism & common sense is still there, I agree, in many Australians.

I saw it in the faces of those 100.000 plus who attended the Canberra anti vax rally. But these were average Aussies – family men & women with, as I have frequently said, their kids and dogs.

Will they be able to take back control of their lives and their culture? I honestly don’t know. Certainly, the electoral process is against it.

min
min
July 5, 2022 8:48 am

Histrionic Narcissists as shown in Tom’s cartoon and describes those doing environmental harm to promote climate change .

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 8:51 am

Australia has progressed to the post colonial kleptocracy phase of the cycle.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 5, 2022 8:52 am

Dear America, Happy Birthday, Kind Regards From The Brits

The UK is a small island, and we don’t really have the space. We wanted to avoid the kind of unpleasantness we’d seen generated by civil wars, rebellions and overly dangerous political and religious ideas – like levelling up or social equality, questioning the divine authority of kings, or further outbreaks of religious intolerance.

Hence, we came up with the wizard wheeze of exporting all the useless pains-in-our-backsides to New World across the Atlantic. So:

We got rid of surplus impoverished second, third and n+1 sons of the minor aristocracy (drones by any standard), and the middle classes by offering them land in the fertile south and shipping them off to found new agricultural estates.

With all that in mind, in an effort to be fair and balanced, we give the last few words to American artist Ben Garrison, who reminds us all that ‘a house divided cannot stand’, so “choose wisely”…

The Fourth of July used to stand for all Americans coming together to celebrate our independence day from tyranny.

Now, too many demand the return of the very same tyranny our forefathers rebelled against. We’ve been around long enough and seen enough independence days to notice that America is now more divided than ever.

In our younger days we observed how Democrats and Republicans didn’t often agree with each other, but such disagreements were done with a certain modicum of class and mutual respect. Both parties placed the overall interests of America first. This is no longer the case.

Biden said he was not a ’nationalist’ and he placed globalism above America’s interests.

Biden does not want to make America great again. It’s why we’re seeing such high gas prices at the pumps. It’s why we’re involved in another war that does not serve our interests. Biden doesn’t want America to be energy independent. He wants the globalist’s ‘climate change’ agenda to be forced upon us regardless of the consequences. Biden doesn’t want to control the borders. He wants America overrun and its middle class destroyed. The Democrats want everyone dependent on Big Government. Under Obama and now Biden, the Democrats hate America outright. They especially hate what it once stood for—freedom and liberty. Patriots were called ‘bitter clingers’ by Obama.

The anti-American ‘woke’ Democrats want statues that commemorate America’s history pulled down. They want ‘green’ energy, which means much higher gas prices. They want more crime and wide open borders, an endless war a half a world away, abortion on demand, and even the end the very family structure itself. They are blurring and destroying the very definition of what men and women are, the Democrats have shown that they are anti-human. They urge women to get abortions in order to stay in the corporate workplace. This is anti-family.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
July 5, 2022 8:54 am

Jab jab booster……………

“We are seeing, right now, the highest death rates we have seen in the history of this business – not just at OneAmerica,” the company’s CEO Scott Davison said during an online news conference… “The data is consistent across every player in that business.”

“Just to give you an idea of how bad that is, a three-sigma or a one-in-200-year catastrophe would be 10% increase over pre-pandemic,” he said. “So 40% is just unheard of.”

https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/mysterious-excess-deaths-in-18-64-year-olds-life-insurance-companies-paying-out-a-lot-more-in-2021/

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 8:56 am

Markets are factoring in a 50bps hike today.
But considering only 3 out of the 29 parties Bloomberg tracks here in Oz picked the 50bps last month, no one really knows.

The crisis of confidence in the RBA is so great, the AFR run a puff piece on Lowe yesterday.

If I was betting man, I’d say 50, but it’s like having a punt on first try scorer.
Not a high level of confidence but if it comes in I’ll be telling everyone about my win.

Zipster
Zipster
July 5, 2022 8:56 am

Will they be able to take back control of their lives and their culture? I honestly don’t know. Certainly, the electoral process is against it.

the administrative state is out of control and must be very heavily pruned

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 5, 2022 8:58 am

Fixed terms run contrary to the Westminster system and all they do is enable left of centre governments.

The Westminster system has long since embraced fixed terms.

Both major parties went to the 2019 election promising to repeal: oddly enough the repeal is rushing through parliament like a stampeding snail.

The result is the Johnson shitshow.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 8:59 am

Repeating lies til they become true is popular with all propagandists.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 9:01 am

Okay. Spill it guys. What did Midler say?

I believe she opined on a matter of biology without being suitably qualified.

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 9:01 am

Thanks Roger.

Midler knows what a woman is? How DARE she!

shatterzzz
July 5, 2022 9:02 am

Fixed terms run contrary to the Westminster system and all they do is enable left of centre governments.

Without fixed term how do you turf out the incumbent troughers?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 9:02 am

callisays:

July 5, 2022 at 8:45 am

Complete bullshit.

Then explain why your state is still in Labor hands and will continue to be so in the next election cycle. And why Labor is now in control federally

Universal suffrage apparently.

Zipster
Zipster
July 5, 2022 9:03 am

The crisis of confidence in the RBA is so great, the AFR run a puff piece on Lowe yesterday.

this is a mess entirely of the rba’s making and one they are unable to extricate from

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 5, 2022 9:04 am

The crisis of confidence in the RBA is so great, the AFR run a puff piece on Lowe yesterday.

He’s knitted the kangaroo. Should just fuck off. Needs a tap on the shoulder.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 5, 2022 9:05 am

More than 10,000 people have died from Covid across Australia since the pandemic began more than two years ago, with about 7,700 of those deaths happening in the last six months.

There were 909 Covid-related fatalities in 2020 and 1,344 in 2021.

‘Covid deaths are not going away. The numbers remain high, and worrying,’ infectious diseases expert, Professor Robert Booy told Channel 7.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 9:06 am

The thing is without government interference, people would have more of their own money, in their own pockets, to spend how they wish.

That is why the government promises them other people’s money. Somebody else will pay.

What people overlook is they we are all ‘somebody else’.

John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 9:07 am

“Where’s Albo?” also trending.

It used to be “Where’s Wally”. Oh of course. Albo is a wally, so it still works.

Zipster
Zipster
July 5, 2022 9:07 am

Russia is about to go into full industrial mobilisation, either planning to continue once the whole of donbass falls or preparing for nato involvement.

one more step towards ww3

Diogenes
Diogenes
July 5, 2022 9:07 am

Palaszczuk polling plunges.

The very same people who were applauding her for “keeping us safe” by shutting the borders, given the current issues with hospitals, are now going “what a waste of time the lockouts were”.

On a positive note my “pileoshit”, “christwhatafool” , “Scummo” and “Sleazy” were in common use in my last staffroom.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 5, 2022 9:07 am

Rogersays:
July 5, 2022 at 9:01 am
Okay. Spill it guys. What did Midler say?

I believe she opined on a matter of biology without being suitably qualified.

Bette Midler Uses July 4th to Declare Independence From Wokeness, Stuns Everyone in the Process

bettemidler
@BetteMidler

WOMEN OF THE WORLD! We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name! They don’t call us “women” anymore; they call us “birthing people” or “menstruators”, and even “people with vaginas”! Don’t let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 5, 2022 9:09 am

This explains the nitrogen issue quite well.
https://www.caryinstitute.org/news-insights/podcast/downside-nitrogen-fertilizer
I have no idea how bad the problem really is but the EU does have form on stupidity. A mate made rather a lot of money in Holland by carting animal manure away from farms before he moved to Australia and now counts his landholdings in tens of square kilometers plus one hundred.
Note also that “clean, green” New Zealand has a similar problem on the North Island. Intensive agriculture and livestock resulting in nitrates washing into streams and rivers.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 9:10 am

-7 ^ 3 + 3.1428571429

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 9:13 am

Ilhan Omar booed offstage at a Somali concert in Minneapolis.

Seems her core constituency is unhappy with her toeing the prog-left line.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 9:13 am

What’s with the error messages again?

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 5, 2022 9:13 am

So Midler stated a simple truth?

Zipster
Zipster
July 5, 2022 9:14 am

‘Covid deaths are not going away. The numbers remain high, and worrying,’ infectious diseases expert, Professor Robert Booy told Channel 7.

890 deaths in daen, even with aggressive suppression of reporting

safe and effective!

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 9:14 am

Maybe the word ‘Adelaide’ is banned.

John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 9:16 am

OldOzziesays:
July 5, 2022 at 9:05 am
More than 10,000 people have died from Covid across Australia since the pandemic began more than two years ago, with about 7,700 of those deaths happening in the last six months.

There were 909 Covid-related fatalities in 2020 and 1,344 in 2021.

‘Covid deaths are not going away. The numbers remain high, and worrying,’ infectious diseases expert, Professor Robert Booy told Channel 7.

But, but, all the ‘egg spurts’ being, ‘Pollies’, Health Officers, Big Pharma, Corrupt Doctors, etc., etc., etc., told us that the jabs worked. I expect them to try to ‘con’ us by telling us that ALL the deaths have been from the unvaccinated (‘unjabbed’) people. Meanwhile the growing amount of evidence being revealed over the internet shows that it is otherwise.

Glad I never (or ever will get jabbed) got jabbed.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 9:17 am

this is a mess entirely of the rba’s making and one they are unable to extricate from

+1000.

They were too proud, too arrogant to walk back their no rate hikes until 2024 rhetoric.

Zipster
Zipster
July 5, 2022 9:17 am

So Midler stated a simple truth?

thoughtcrime!

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 5, 2022 9:17 am

the administrative state is out of control and must be very heavily pruned

Yes. CASA, ABC etc must be abolished as “statutory authorities” and brought back inside the public service as government departments under ministerial control, direction, authority and responsibility.
When the Minister directly carries the can the electorate might get taken a little more notice of.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 5, 2022 9:18 am

In the case of the 5 kids who stole a car and robbed an Adelaide River business….

15-year-old who died in stolen vehicle crash remembered as talented musician

A teenager who was in the care of Territory Families when he was killed after a stolen vehicle crashed, has been remembered as a talented musician.

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy who died when a stolen vehicle crashed on the Stuart Hwy near Manton Dam on Sunday night was under the care of Territory Families at the time of the accident.

The Office of the Children’s Commission confirmed they were aware the child was in the care of Territory Families.

“The child was a talented music artist known for his humour and personality and will be fondly remembered,” Acting Children’s Commissioner Nicole Hucks said.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the child and the communities affected.”

Ms Hucks extended her thoughts to children who were in hospital and their families.

“This is such a tragic incident and I hope that the children, families and communities are treated with respect and dignity during this time.”

Friends of the teenagers have told the NT News they are “shaken” and “furious”.

A grandmother from the community, who didn’t want to be named, said “how does this happen”?

“The department took this child off his family and was supposed to grow him up into a good kid, now he is dead,” she said.

Territory Families confirmed the child was in their care and said they were working with NT Police and relevant agencies to review “circumstances” surrounding his death.

“As this matter is under investigation, no further comment will be provided,” a Territory Families spokesman said.

Under NT law, a coronial inquest will be required to investigate the child’s death in the coming months.

The NT News understands the teenager had been living at CASPA House, a residential facility for young people.

The 15 year-old-boy was one of five children involved in the crash on the Stuart Hwy, south of Darwin.

The four other occupants of the stolen vehicled aged 9, 11, 14 and 15 remain in the Royal Darwin Hospital.

The NT News understands on Monday night one teenager was critical while another required surgery for spinal injuries.

All children are known to Territory Families.

At least they didn’t say “aspiring rapper”. Being in “the care of Territory Families” doesn’t mean in a detention centre. They can walk out if they want. The carer just rings the police if that’s mandated.

No thought for the car owner who had their vehicle stolen, or the business robbed then?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 5, 2022 9:18 am

Have similar experience with my own children Vicki. We had them later in life. Son goes to our beachhouse with mates. 16 of them, house slept 6 at the time. 10 inside, 4 on couches and 6 in a tent. We arrived on Sunday to find the place hadn’t been lived in apart from the bins full of bottles. Neighbour says the music stopped at 10:30. DiL has 8 for her hens party. Music stopped at 1:30, the young ladies didn’t. We arrive Sunday afternoon. Tornado hit the place. Still not as bad as a tenant who let their dogs wreck the place. My daughter was victim of bullying at 13, then became a bully herself after getting mixed up with bullies. She was scared of them but was safe from other bullies. One of them at 15 was turning tricks for her drunk father’s friends and has since continued in the trade. Another had 3 kids to different fathers by 20 and another a druggie whose family make bogans look like pillars of society. One pulled a razor on another girl at school then tried to blame my daughter. At 15 my daughter went to a gig and got drunk, supplied by knife wielder’s sister. It was the best thing that happened. So called friends rang to get me to pick them up. I peeled daughter off the carpark into the car, still spewing. Following week changed schools and daughter realised Dad loves her which the others didn’t have any off. I know we all think our kids are wonderful but mine are extraordinary. Little do they know how alike they are to their parents. The more things we can get young kids to physically do the better they will turn out. I never got a clip over the ear or told off, it was always a deep meaningful conversation that had me wanting to slash my wrists for it to stop. All we ask of our kids is to be happy not to try to live up to others expectations. Seems to be working.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 9:19 am

Bette Middler spoke the hate-truth.
Never speak the hate-truth.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2022 9:19 am

Yes I’m quite sure. Stoker later backtracked and apologised to Bettina…….BUT IT WAS TOO LATE. The damage had been done. Okay, okay, I’m beginning to think that the order to support that disgraceful Labor censure emanated from Scumbag himself…

Apropos all of this, Morrison was under severe attack at the time from the appalling Grace Tame for appointing Stoker to anything to do with women. Tame ripped into Stoker with a verbal machete, showing exactly how ‘shared sisterhood’ works in the left towards women on the right. In the Guardian, Stoker replied to Tame’s accusations that by querying levels of abuse on campus (which were grossly overstated and overhyped) she had done nothing to advance the cause of abused women. Stoker outlined how as a barrister and politician she had done a lot. So Stoker was under pressure from all sides at that time. And absolutely nothing would ever satisfy that self-important virago Tame. Stoker miscalculated on this. I feel a bit sorry for her now.

This ‘anti-women’ beat up in the howling media about the Liberal Party opened the way for the risible Stepford Teals to claim the emotional high moral ground and win. It has to end. Women on the right need to stop any pandering to leftist anti-women slurs on conservatives and genuine liberals by coming out strongly for common sense in relationships between the TWO reproductive sexes that exist in our species. Give men their due as decent human beings rather than unfairly characterising them as natural thugs and incipient rapists. Stop glorifying the gender-benders and men-haters, restoring them to their place as demographic outliers and cultural freakshows. And start talking about mutual and traditional civility in sexual interactions between men and women at home or in public and in the workplace rather than the overworked ‘respect’ which only works one way.

John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 9:20 am

rosiesays:
July 5, 2022 at 8:59 am
Repeating lies til they become true is popular with all propagandists.

Part of the Josef Goebbels Playbook.

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 9:21 am

Thanks Eyrie. The key fact:

When nitrogen fertilizer is applied faster than plants can use it

In other words, the farmers appear to be over-fertilising. Stop heavy subsidies on fertilisers and watch over-use plummet when they have to pay full whack like they do here.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 9:23 am

There’s no off ramp for this insanity in Australia.
At least in the US it’s still a state by state proposition.
Unlike Australia.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 5, 2022 9:26 am

SAS members have been told to stop using nicknames such as “Doris” for female soldiers and “Ruperts” for officers.

Sooky la-las the new norm for the UK military?

Troops have also been told to stop referring to RAF members as “crabs”, a nickname thought to have derived because their uniform colour is similar to the blue ointment once used to get rid of pubic lice.

According to The Mirror, the decision was made after an Intelligence Corps soldier complained about the nickname Green Slime, in reference to the Corps’ beret colour.

The soldier was reportedly left “humiliated” after he was asked if there was “anything from green slime?” at a briefing

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 9:27 am
feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 9:27 am

Crikey, reading some info on the anti phoenixing laws that only came into play earlier this year.
They were first planned during 2012 & has taken 10 bloody years to pass.
Compare that to the knee jerk actions by governments over the past 2 years.
When the state wants to do something it does.
Inaction is deliberate regardless of the reason.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 9:28 am

Maybe the word ‘Adelaide’ is banned.

Maybe they changed the name without telling – to make it a true Adelaide name.

Adelaide Wombat-Crichtington, or something.

Even the name of the state is appropriately double barreled – as long as you include a hyphen.

Not ‘South Australia’, bit ‘South-Australia’.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 9:32 am

Getting a few error messages.
Obviously that means my freedom of speech is under attack.
Outrageous!

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 9:33 am

WOMEN OF THE WORLD!

Okay. Your have my attention. I’m all ears.

We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies,

Hmmmm. Roe the first cab off the rank.

our lives

Really?

and even of our name!

Now we get to the nub. Agreed.

They don’t call us “women” anymore; they call us “birthing people” or “menstruators”, and even “people with vaginas”!

Who are these “they” of whom you speak? Oh, that’s right. Your fellow travellers on the progressive bandwagon (though not travelling as far as Canada now Trump is no longer Prez).

You enabled them with your crazed ranting, Bette. Now reap the whirlwind.

Don’t let them erase you!

Like an abortion? Those “rights over our own bodies” you started off with? At least with the new names they pay lip service to someone who actually produces a baby.

Every human on earth owes you!

Why? Because every human in existence was carried to term? Way to kill your own argument.

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Sorry guys. If Bette’s the best argument for the non-erasure of women, we’re sunk.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 5, 2022 9:34 am

calli, the problem isn’t just nitrogenous fertilisers, it is intensive animal raising resulting in lots of nitrogen containing manure.
As I said I have no idea how real the problem is as the EU has form on eco stuff like removing the lead from the lead/tin solder used in electronics. The lead free stuff is shit, expensive and they turned a recycling problem into an expensive manufacturing problem.

Diogenes
Diogenes
July 5, 2022 9:36 am

The soldier was reportedly left “humiliated” after he was asked if there was “anything from green slime?” at a briefing

When I was an OR we used to refer to “giving birth to an officer”, I will leave it to reader to work out what we were actually doing :-).

I wonder if that has been banned.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 9:37 am

I look forward to the Sydney CBD changing its street names & station names.
The white patriarchy that oozes down George street sickens me.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 9:38 am

So Midler stated a simple truth?

Truth is simple enough.

Squeezing it through the dark cluttered labyrinth or some people’s brains, with all the contrived sophistries and unseen insecurities and impassable vanity, is another matter altogether.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 9:39 am

Sorry guys. If Bette’s the best argument for the non-erasure of women, we’re sunk.

People no longer argue*…they yell at each other on social media.

* As in, engage in reasoned debate using empirical evidence and logic.

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 9:40 am

Eyrie, if the levels are anything like they’re saying, the Dutch will turn their farms into acidic wasteland. They have been blessed with beautiful productive land (at a cost given extensive reclamation). That doesn’t last forever if it is abused.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 9:41 am

Seems the Dutch crisis comes from a small ngo complaining to the EU and getting what it wanted.
32% of the Netherland’s excess nitrogen comes from farms in other countries.
They shut down residential building projects and reduced speed limits.
Nothing about algea blooms and that kind of thing.

m0nty
m0nty
July 5, 2022 9:41 am

So the Cat is today railing against *checks notes* Grace Tame and fixed terms. Right.

John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 9:44 am

More than 10,000 people have died from Covid across Australia since the pandemic began more than two years ago, with about 7,700 of those deaths happening in the last six months.

There were 909 Covid-related fatalities in 2020 and 1,344 in 2021.

On average, around 400 people a day die in Australia. That’s around 73,000 in 6 months. Traditionally, the number 1 and number 2 killers are heart related and by stroke respectively. So, to put things into perspective………………………….Deaths from the Virus are not number 1.

Not only that, but is it deaths with the Virus and other health conditions, or, is it deaths just from the Virus only with no underlying conditions evident.

Just asking for a friend.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 9:44 am
calli
calli
July 5, 2022 9:44 am
John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 9:46 am

m0ntysays:
July 5, 2022 at 9:41 am
So the Cat is today railing against *checks notes* Grace Tame and fixed terms. Right.

And left wing nut jobs and………………….probably loads of other stuff.

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 9:47 am

The Dutch could always ship their cow pats and wee here.

We need the Urea.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 9:49 am

Sri Lanka would like those Dutch exports right now.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
July 5, 2022 9:50 am

I never got a clip over the ear or told off, it was always a deep meaningful conversation that had me wanting to slash my wrists for it to stop

Heh. A local school terrorises its students into good behaviour by threatening them with “meaningful conversations” sessions with the school counsellor.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 9:51 am

So the Cat is today railing against *checks notes* Grace Tame and fixed terms. Right.

How’s your blog faring, Squire?

Oh come on
Oh come on
July 5, 2022 9:52 am

I keep seeing sob stories on the ABC about some young mortgagee up to their eyeballs in debt and struggling with their repayments, lamenting rising interest rates, they don’t know how they’re going to cope if interest rates go up much more etc etc.

I don’t know. Was it a good idea to take advantage of rock bottom interest rates in order to saddle yourself with as much debt as possible so you can buy an overvalued property?

I don’t blame people for not realising how overheated the property market is. However, taking on debt with an apparent assumption that the period of extremely low borrowing rates will continue indefinitely – so much so that if interest rates revert to the longer term mean, the borrower will longer be able to meet their debt obligations – that’s just foolishness and an entirely foreseeable outcome.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 5, 2022 9:53 am

The Dutch could always ship their cow pats and wee here.

I think the Dutch have some pretty huge piggeries.

Fact is its a valuable resource, not ‘waste”

I wonder if the cold, dead hand of the EU has anything to do with it?

Yup…
https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/commission-under-pressure-to-ease-rules-on-nitrates-use-in-farming/
The European Commission is under increasing pressure to ease rules on nitrate use in farming allowing the use of processed manure in sensitive areas to help cope with rising fertiliser prices.

While the Commission says it supports the proposal in principle, it must be handled with care.

The Ukraine war has skyrocketed fertiliser prices, leaving the EU agrifood sector vulnerable and throwing the bloc’s dependency on third countries for crucial inputs, such as natural gas, critical raw materials and chemical fertilisers, into sharp relief.

In efforts to cope with the fallout from the war, the Dutch delegation put forward an ‘any other business’ proposal to agricultural ministers on 21 March, pushing to increase the re-use of locally available nutrients, such as manure.

However, this would require a derogation to, or amendment of, the nitrates directive.

The directive, introduced in 1991, aims to protect water quality across Europe by preventing nitrates from agricultural sources from polluting ground and surface waters and by promoting the use of good farming practices.

“Given the urgency and the need for a short term solution, we propose to allow a derogation for member states to apply fertilisers with recovered nutrients from manure that meet minimum quality criteria in nitrate vulnerable zones,” the document reads.

This, they maintain, is in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal and, in particular, the EU’s flagship food and farming policy, the Farm to Fork Strategy, which calls for more circularity in the agrifood system.

EU rules appear to limit the use of manure/nitrates…

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
July 5, 2022 9:55 am

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!

You sound like Jules

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
July 5, 2022 9:56 am

Sorry guys. If Bette’s the best argument for the non-erasure of women, we’re sunk.

Calli, forget the quality of her argument.
Focus on the quantity of women now arguing against a woke society.
Hopefully Bette’s contribution will encourage more “celebrities” to enter the fray on the side of commonsense, science, and biology.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 5, 2022 9:57 am

Toyota’s Chief Says Electric Vehicles Are Overhyped

Akio Toyoda says converting entirely to EVs could cost hundreds of billions of dollars and make cars unaffordable for average people

TOKYO—Toyota Motor Corp.’s leader criticized what he described as excessive hype over electric vehicles, saying advocates failed to consider the carbon emitted by generating electricity and the costs of an EV transition.

Toyota President Akio Toyoda said Japan would run out of electricity in the summer if all cars were running on electric power. The infrastructure needed to support a fleet consisting entirely of EVs would cost Japan between ¥14 trillion and ¥37 trillion, the equivalent of $135 billion to $358 billion, he said.

“When politicians are out there saying, ‘Let’s get rid of all cars using gasoline,’ do they understand this?” Mr. Toyoda said Thursday at a year-end news conference in his capacity as chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.

He said if Japan is too hasty in banning gasoline-powered cars, “the current business model of the car industry is going to collapse,” causing the loss of millions of jobs.

Advocates of EVs say they can be charged at night when electricity demand is low and, over time, can grow in tandem with other green technologies such as solar power.

Local news reports in early December said the Japanese government was about to announce a ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered cars starting in 2035, while it would still allow hybrid gas-electric cars. Such a ban would follow the state of California and countries such as the U.K.

But no announcement has come amid industry resistance. Officials at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said they haven’t made a decision on the future of gasoline cars.

In a country such as Japan that gets most of its electricity from burning coal and natural gas, EVs don’t help the environment, Mr. Toyoda said. “The more EVs we build, the worse carbon dioxide gets,” he said.

He said he feared government regulations would make cars a “flower on a high summit”—out of reach for the average person.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2022 9:57 am

“The Westminster system has long since embraced fixed terms.”

Only since 2011. In 2010, when the Tories finally won a minority government, in order to form majority government they went into a coalition of sorts with the Lib Democrats under the execrable and very nasty totalitarian Nick Clegg, who now heads up Facechook in Europe. One of the conditions of forming a coalition was the Clegg/Lib Dem demand for a fixed term, very convenient for the likes of the po-faced maggot Clegg.

I regard fixed terms as a menace to the Westminster system, which is what our system here in Oz is based on. The US system works because whilst there’s a presidential election very four years, this is offset by the mid-terms.

As an aside, when the Liberals finally won power here in NSW back in 2011, after seventeen years of corrupt Labor governments, beginning with the vile Carr and ending with the Skank, the Liberals had on their policy platform a “recall policy” similar to the US recall system. Of course, the stupid effing Liberals, always useless, quickly abandoned the policy.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 9:58 am

Some complaints on the web that increased nitrogen is favouring grass over herbs etc but no suggestion that nitrogen pollution is a real problem in the Netherlands.
It will be some arbitrary line in the sand.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 9:59 am

Lizzie.
Try this one with the GPS using voice command function:-

Bring mich in meinem luxustransporter zu den Double Bay schoppens.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2022 10:04 am

The soldier was reportedly left “humiliated” after he was asked if there was “anything from green slime?” at a briefing

“Horrible, idle, little P.O.S., a disgrace to this countries uniform, and totally unfit to serve Her Majesty, in any capacity, bar the most menial..”

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2022 10:06 am

How’s your blog faring, Squire?

I think somebody last commented on that blog the year before last.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 10:08 am

Old School Conservativesays:

July 5, 2022 at 9:56 am

Sorry guys. If Bette’s the best argument for the non-erasure of women, we’re sunk.

Calli, forget the quality of her argument.
Focus on the quantity of women now arguing against a woke society.

Quite so.
I mentioned the other day about an acquaintance who is pretty much rustadon left on most issues.
But vehemently opposed to the trannie movement.
Not having any of it.
Trans in women’s toilets.
Trannie book reading hour.
The ever growing list of pronouns which must be respected.
None of it.
I think there is a yuuuge untapped well of opposition which just needs a couple of triggers to speak up.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 5, 2022 10:08 am

BAN GAY SEX ORGIES FOR TWO WEEKS TO SLOW THE SPREAD?

Advocates warn US at risk of losing control on monkeypox. But they are focusing on the main avenues of contagion: “New York City and Washington, D.C., began offering the vaccines to men who have sex with other men or may have been exposed to the virus. But both cities ran through their supplies less than a day after launching their local immunization initiatives. D.C. Health had to shut access about 10 minutes after making shots available.”

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 5, 2022 10:13 am

Singer Macy Gray has crashed into the transgender debate, telling Piers Morgan that being a woman requires being born with “boobs” and a “vagina.”

“Just because you go change your parts doesn’t make you a woman,” the crooner told Morgan on his TalkTV program.

The host observed that public figures are often wary of being candid on the controversial issue due to fear of backlash.

Gray, 54, agreed, defining a woman as a “human being with boobs.”

“How about you start there,” she said. “And have a vagina.”

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 5, 2022 10:21 am

A local school terrorises its students into good behaviour by threatening them with “meaningful conversations” sessions with the school counsellor.

Old Gormsby had it sussed.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 5, 2022 10:21 am

When Time shall count from the date
That the Saxon began to hate.

Bloody Germans, at it again.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 10:23 am

OCO at 9:52.
Bank lending was supposed to factor in a buffer of, I think, 1.5% which was increased to 2% late last year.
We are not there yet.
Anyone who is under mortgage stress now has either had reduced income or lied on their application.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2022 10:27 am

Bring mich in meinem luxustransporter zu den Double Bay schoppens.

I will pass it over to Hairy, who speaks enough German to get the accent right.
He also goes to Woolworth’s Double Bay every few days to do our supermarket shopping.

When I used to do such things while he was still working, I used to do one huge shop weekly.
I think he just likes to get out of the house for a while, regularly. You should see him in that supermarket. He whizzes around consulting his list, does it in logical lane order, knows where everything is, and is out of there in fifteen minutes. He ignores prices and never looks at sizes or ingredients, just buys his known brands.

It would take me over an hour. I double back on lanes, contrast prices, and check details.
Only thing Hairy’s method falls down on, apart from parsimony, is use-by dates.
He can miss those sometimes.

Just throw it out and I’ll pick up another one tomorrow, he says if I point to this deficit.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 10:30 am

The soldier was reportedly left “humiliated” after he was asked if there was “anything from green slime?” at a briefing

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough delicate men personx stand agonise ready to do violence have a sook on their (own) behalf.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 10:30 am

Panzer the buffer was increased from 2.5 to 3% in Oct for the banks.
Non banks it was mantained at 2.5%.

Megan
Megan
July 5, 2022 10:31 am

I hope the Dutch farmers can hold out. Who the hell voted for the WEF and gave them the power to impose this utter crap on a so-called democratic country?

A billionaire boys* club whose sole reason for existence is to increase their billions and extend their power. The rest of us be damned.

* Inclusive of all genders. (Waves alphabet flag wildly in front of large windmill.)

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 10:32 am

An estimated 60,000 Army troops could be dismissed.

The total count of dismissed and resigned military personnel must be getting close to 500k. An interesting addition to the looming civil war mix.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 10:34 am

I saw a video on Twitter the shooter made. Looks like a complete nihilist. His pics also give off a definite Manson vibe.

He liked the soundtrack from Kick Ass.

In Illinois there’s a class of gun owner that effectively has to re-apply for their gun licence each year.
That’s why Illinois background checks are the highest or second highest in the nation but their gun sales are so low comparatively.

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 10:35 am

If Albo Overseasy is “helping” others overseas, it means he isn’t helping us, which is a real bonus.

Don’t criticise him for being absent!

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 5, 2022 10:35 am

mUnty resorts to trolling by numbers. Low energy. Sad. Must be slow getting the GetUp talking points out today.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 5, 2022 10:36 am

Very weird that every digital footprint about this schizophrenic suspect is being rapidly and systematically scrubbed from the internet

No surprise. As I said upthread: he’s going to be disappeared by the MSM very rapidly.
Not a vibe they want the punters to hear.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 5, 2022 10:37 am
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2022 10:39 am

oh, and I also ‘shop’, that is I amble around thinking of what we might need and look for new and interesting products, and always pop in a few things that I never intended buying when I went in.

I think I do what hapless purchasers are supposed to do, become totally taken in by ‘loss leaders’ and end up doing more ‘feel good’ purchasing on whims . I am a supermarket manager’s dream.

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