Open Thread – Tues 5 July 2022


Surrender of Lord Cornwallis, John Trumbull, 1820

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Vicki
Vicki
July 8, 2022 1:19 pm

Shinzo Abe has been shot while making a stump speech in Nara

Another symptom of this growing political instability in western democracies.

Zipster
July 8, 2022 1:20 pm

Study argues insects feel pain, raises questions around ethical farming
A new review article penned by a trio of researchers suggests insects do have the capacity to experience pain. The article summarizes the latest behavioral and molecular science before concluding the potential of pain states in insects could have ethical implications for current farming and research practices.

Struth
July 8, 2022 1:20 pm

Wife sick with covid now. Geebus!

Translated to 2019 speak…Wife has the flu.

johanna
johanna
July 8, 2022 1:21 pm

Winston, I had the same problem using a completely different configuration of browser and device.

Fingers crossed the update will remove some of the bugs. I must say, they are remarkably few compared to the Badde Olde Days when Sinclair and Jacques were trying to repair the apparently irreparable. 🙂

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 8, 2022 1:25 pm

Some fairness to Boris finding its way into the MSM? This piece in the Oz today:

It would have been a brave person who would predicted the demise of Boris Johnson, one of the most mercurial figures not only in British politics but also on the world stage. But it would certainly have needed the escape artist skills of Houdini to survive the state of siege in which he found himself.

It needs to be remembered that Johnson became British Prime Minister in July 2019 when Theresa May finally was driven out of office by the intransigence of the EU and some of her Conservative colleagues. Although the electorate in Britain had voted to leave the EU in 2016, the bitterness in Brussels over this vote made implementation of Brexit almost impossible, especially when it was still opposed by many in the Conservative party.

In the general election of December 2019, however, Johnson triumphed with an overall majority of 80 seats on the promise of seeing Brexit finally take place. And Brexit was concluded, although the EU is still trying to obstruct trade between Britain and another part of the UK in the form of Northern Ireland. This was a signal achievement by Johnson and it occurred during a period when the UK, like the rest of the world, was suffering from the private and public paralysis induced by Covid-19.

There could scarcely be a more difficult period than the past 2½ years to be in government in many countries but it could be argued that Johnson presided over a public health regime that struck some kind of balance between the suppression of the virus and the ability of people to go about their everyday affairs.

So where did these impressive beginnings start to unravel? It is easy to point to any number of instances of Johnson’s cavalier disregard for caution, including the social functions held in Downing Street during nationwide lockdowns. These functions were of no great significance in themselves but they certainly reflected a lack of empathy with the public.

It is important to note, however, that the entire British establishment – including almost all of the media – was violently opposed to Brexit and would never forgive Johnson for his role in bringing it about. It would be an understatement to say these groups were looking for opportunities to undermine his prime ministership and it is doubtful that they would have been looking so closely if someone else had been in that post. It is interesting that Johnson is continually described in a hostile press, even in Australia, as a populist – this now being a term of abuse – when all he did was to act on a popular vote of the electorate.

It is likely that Johnson’s flamboyant character would always make him a figure of controversy. Not to mention his sense of humour, which is something that seems to have gone out of public life in recent times. There is perhaps an Australian analogy in the form of John Gorton, who became prime minister after the drowning of Harold Holt in late 1967 but lasted little more than three years in that role. Gorton had quite a lot of electoral appeal but his erratic dealings with many of his party colleagues led to a fatal loss of support on their part. Eventually enough of them could no longer stand the stress of dealing with him and brought his time in office to an end.

In many ways this is what has happened to Johnson. Many of his ministerial and backbench colleagues simply wanted an end to the seemingly endless tumult and uproar. They have had their way, but there are those who will regret the fall of such a colourful and engaging personality.

Michael Sexton’s latest book is Dissenting Opinions.

Tom
Tom
July 8, 2022 1:28 pm

From John of Mel’s 1.18pm link:

Mainstream critics and the liberal media are panning Amazon’s new series “The Terminal List,” which stars actor Chris Pratt, but audiences love the fast-paced, testosterone-infused thriller.

Ninety per cent of journalists, including published reviewers of entertainment, are not like normal and don’t vote like them. They’re elitist freaks — the worst possible people to be giving the public advice about anything.

Barry
Barry
July 8, 2022 1:28 pm

Carpe Jugulum says:
July 8, 2022 at 1:14 pm

Shinzo Abe has been shot while making a stump speech in Nara

Assassinations have been a bit thin on the ground lately, considering the general global totalitarian repression agenda.

I would not be surprised to see more of them.

calli
calli
July 8, 2022 1:32 pm

Shinzo Abe has been shot while making a stump speech in Nara

I know I was having a whinge about Japan earlier, but they didn’t have to go that far.

Poor man, his condition sounds bad from all reports. They’re saying a shotgun.

Struth
July 8, 2022 1:35 pm

Now, while the WEF’s Dutch PM is about to call the armed forces in against the Dutch people, and we’ve seen what Trudeau is capable of, our own government firing on unarmed citizens already, many a screw loose victim of jabbery here will still see these two people, and our governments as just idiots,…. stupid, gullible climate fearing loons, instead of the traitorous WEF/UN globalist enemies of their nations they certainly are.
.
Stupid is people who once understood the objectives of the left refusing to believe they are under attack from anything other than incompetence.
It’s sickening.

Zipster
July 8, 2022 1:37 pm

“…the ethical implications have so far not been considered, in part because many decision-makers’ view is that there are none to consider for insects,” Sarlak noted to Newsweek. “We need to understand: are insects capable of the experiences of pain and suffering, to ensure that the ethical mistakes of conventional battery livestock farming are not repeated.”

The new article encapsulates a growing body of research that may cause many governments to reevaluate animal welfare policies. Last year the UK government added a number of invertebrates to its animal welfare protections following an independent review.

save the roaches!

johanna
johanna
July 8, 2022 1:39 pm

Sitting here in NSW on the other side of the Divide, dry and safe, my heart goes out to all those poor buggers who have lost their homes and businesses and animals and crops to rain and floods in recent times. I cannot imagine how devastating that must be.

For the first time that I can remember, there is serious discussion about abandoning rebuilding in flood-prone areas. Previously, it was all about plucky home and business owners vowing to start again.

Obviously, it will be taxpayers who are expected to pick up the tab. But, it seems to me that if governments were smart, they could cut deals with developers to release land for new building on higher ground in return for substantial cash and benefits. Also, people who bought homes or other properties knowing they were high risk should be at the end of the queue for handouts.

A rigorous cost/benefit analysis needs to be done – the cost of bailing people out and rebuilding in specific locations versus the cost of abandoning them and providing some compensation.

Of course, the crooked councillors and developers who profited from building in known flood zones are long gone. A long, hard look at current zoning and development proposals in flood-prone areas should be a priority.

Tom
Tom
July 8, 2022 1:44 pm

The only thing I allow elitist media freaks to give me advice about is food.

For example, SBS Food is currently replaying old episodes of Nigella Bites, by Nigella Lawson, filmed when her children (born in the 1990s) were still little more than toddlers.

Lawson on food is excellent, but she was also in Australia recently celebrating the election of the Elbow regime because, as the daughter of UK Tory party elder Sir Nigel Lawson, she is a dime-a-dozen liberal neurotic with daddy issues.

When she stops talking about food, I switch off.

Hi, CL.

Winston Smith
July 8, 2022 1:46 pm

Indolent:
That article on Credentialism is one of the best I’ve ever read.
Worth everyone’s time to read it.

calli
calli
July 8, 2022 1:48 pm

C.L. only appreciates Nigella for her body, Tom.

He’s a totally unreconstructed toxic male. Which is why we love him. 😀

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 8, 2022 1:50 pm

Winston, pretty well much the store attendant (Latino guy) refused the black guys girlfriend to take the products she wanted when there wasn’t enough money on her EBT card (US welfare card).

Black guy comes in and starts roughing up Latino shop attendant behind counter after a bit of verbal abuse.

Latino shop attendant when being assaulted grabs something and then you see blood. Later pic shows the knife. Pure self defence by a 61yo against an irate man much younger.

Now the Attorney General here is the real villain charges Latino with murder and judge sets bail at $500K which is halved on public outcry.

Same AG dropped charges and lessened charges against 2 black women who randomly assaulted a cop that was fully caught on camera. Also has some other views that are reminiscent of one of these George Soros backed that seem to infest certain states.

Some of the comments below the Conservative Treehouse article put context for us Aussies to the article.

Vicki
Vicki
July 8, 2022 1:50 pm

The article summarizes the latest behavioral and molecular science before concluding the potential of pain states in insects could have ethical implications for current farming and research practices

The bull ant which, a couple of months ago caused huge watery and painful welts on me from multiple bites, was not concerned about ethics. And neither was I when I squashed him.

johanna
johanna
July 8, 2022 1:51 pm

It is important to note, however, that the entire British establishment – including almost all of the media – was violently opposed to Brexit and would never forgive Johnson for his role in bringing it about. It would be an understatement to say these groups were looking for opportunities to undermine his prime ministership and it is doubtful that they would have been looking so closely if someone else had been in that post.

The only reason BlowJo supported Brexit was because he thought it would cast him as Churchillian and sweep him into power.

Since then, he has done nothing to reverse the thousands of petty tyrannies that flowed from membership, let alone the major ones. He lied about sorting out immigration – legal and illegal. He has laid more and more burdens on households and business because of greenie nonsense. And, people need to stop giving him a pass/blaming the woman – his wife – because he behaved exactly the same way when he was Mayor of London, long before she appeared on the scene.

He’s a very charismatic con man.

Roger
Roger
July 8, 2022 1:52 pm

I’m doing an update of WordPress this weekend, people.

To some of us that’s a bit cryptic, dover.

Will there be any disruption to service?

And thanks for the time you devote to the blog!

Cassie of Sydney
July 8, 2022 1:54 pm

“Tomsays:
July 8, 2022 at 1:44 pm”

LOL….agree. I’m the same. I have a soft spot for Nigella, love her TV shows, her recipes and her books. I’ll forgive her for a lot however I’m finding it hard to stomach that, when she’s here in Oz, she hobnobs with scum like Pirate Man and his Cane Toad, trial prejudicing wife.

Here’s a little titbit, Nigella’s brother, Dominic, is married to Rosa Monckton, the sister of the climate change sceptic, Christopher Monckton.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 8, 2022 2:05 pm

Kiwi criminals won’t be automatically deported under new plan
Brad Norington
Associate Editor
@BradNorington
An hour ago July 8, 2022

The Australian and New Zealand governments have taken a big step towards resolving a dispute over the deportation of Kiwis with criminal histories, and flagged the possibility of voting rights for Kiwi citizens living and paying taxes in Australia.

Anthony Albanese and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern agreed at bilateral talks in Sydney on Friday to a deadline of Anzac Day next year to finalise a “pathway to citizenship” for New Zealanders who had spent all or most of their lives in Australia but were not citizens and at deportation risk.

Prime Minister Albanese said the plan, part of a reset to improve relations between the two allies and Pacific neighbours, would be based on “common sense”.

The flagged plan would mean that New Zealanders with convictions would not automatically be deported to the country despite having little or no connection with New Zealand after growing up in Australia.

The deportation issue has been a major sticking point between the two countries, and Ms Ardern has pressed for a satisfactory resolution in talks with Australian prime ministers on three past visits.

Ms Ardern welcomed Mr Albanese’s proposal on moderating Australia’s hardline on deportations, while both leaders said the overall policy would remain in place, suggesting a case-by-case consideration.

Mr Albanese said the Australian government would also explore the possibility that New Zealanders who lived in Australia and contributed to the nation, including as taxpayers, could be given voting rights as New Zealand allows for non-citizens in that category.

Roger
Roger
July 8, 2022 2:09 pm

I will leave a note in the OT before doing the update.

Thank you!

Winston Smith
July 8, 2022 2:11 pm

Indolent:

England is headed for massive civil unrest. Increasingly people feel they have nothing to lose

Katy Hopkins is well worth listening to.
In this monologue, she is correct – we are seeing a lot more people who are past accepting the whole bloody mess our ‘leaders’ have made of the country. They are now into the ‘angry’ phase of reacting to the stupidity.

Roger
Roger
July 8, 2022 2:13 pm

Mr Albanese said the Australian government would also explore the possibility that New Zealanders who lived in Australia and contributed to the nation, including as taxpayers, could be given voting rights as New Zealand allows for non-citizens in that category.

That NZ allows it is not a rationale for Australia to do so.

And once accepted for NZers, where would the line be drawn re other nationalities?

Cassie of Sydney
July 8, 2022 2:17 pm

“And once accepted for NZers, where would the line be drawn re other nationalities?”

Umm…I suspect that’s precisely the idea.

So why do we bother with such strict rules on parliamentary citizenship then?

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 8, 2022 2:19 pm

Mr Albanese said the Australian government would also explore the possibility that New Zealanders who lived in Australia and contributed to the nation, including as taxpayers, could be given voting rights as New Zealand allows for non-citizens in that category.
Mrs Eyrie (became dual NZ-Aus citizen in 2018) was in Aus barely a week before the AEC caught up with her and told here to get on the electoral roll or be fined. So she did and voted ever since. No idea if that was legal at the time.

zyconoclast
zyconoclast
July 8, 2022 2:21 pm

Shinzo Abe has been shot while making a stump speech in Nara

The relentless march of the incel, white supremacists know no end…

Winston Smith
July 8, 2022 2:23 pm

Top Ender:
ABC host argues with Health Minister – wants more Covid control.
A NSFW warning would have been nice. 🙂
(Not a criticism of you – just the ABC.)

Winston Smith
July 8, 2022 2:26 pm

Old Ozzie:

Will stick with 1994 Toyota Series 80 Landcruiser GXL 4WD and 2006 Honda Jazz both running like new.

Yep – I’ve decided to keep the Patrol and the Mighty 380 – both still going like new and both have well and truly paid off their purchase price.
The 380 just went past 100k and the Patrol 250k.
Happy with both.

bespoke
bespoke
July 8, 2022 2:28 pm

They were not. Their uselessness in mitigating disease was matched only by their brutality in dividing and demoralizing the population. The inflation of our times is directly caused by the pandemic response. The wild increases in public debt are utterly unsustainable. The educational losses are unbearable to contemplate. The health consequences of wrecked immune systems are more obvious by the day.

This!

Winston Smith
July 8, 2022 2:31 pm

Lizzie:

Boris’ strength is in his patriotism and representation of the bulldog.

You of all people should have worked out Boris is an actor, not a patriot.
And that ‘little boy with tousled hair’ affectation is just pathetic and designed to appeal to the feminine mothering instinct.
Surprised you’ve fallen for it.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 8, 2022 2:38 pm

One thing about the Highland Park shooter, and perhaps why they are making sure it is getting high rotation, is that it provides justification for ‘red flag’ laws. The police knew about him, he had said certain things, drew certain pictures etc.

They guy was a symptom of a wider malaise but rather than treat that, rather than reflect on how the education system is being used to program kids to be pawns of an agenda rather than making them ‘whole’ people, the corrosion of the family, the cultivation of victimhood coupled with the idea that because the system has failed you it is heroic to fight back outside the system’s laws, all this and more, and further the use of psychiatric medication to manage the individual mental turmoil created – and thus adding new problems as side effects – rather than look at all this, they will say the fault is that there were not red flag laws.

It was not that long ago these mass shootings were almost unheard of. So what do they think has changed?

calli
calli
July 8, 2022 2:38 pm

Winston, you asked what battery the Beloved is considering.

We have a 5kW tier 1 panel system with individual N phase inverters, which provides pretty much all our daytime power usage plus some to spare (all our electrical appliances are as low usage as practicable, except the Mothership fridge). We have a surplus of about 8-10 kW daily than we use.

Battery backup is not worth it, except if you aren’t using your own money (opportunity cost). The NSW government is trialling installation in certain postcodes (mostly rural) with interest-free loans up to $9K over 10 years. As it is and even with the trial, it will cost us $500 a year on average over and above our power bills to ensure supply when the sun doesn’t shine.

This is a gamble, of course, based on the collective dumb of government and power suppliers and the spectre of power outages because “Net Zero”. At $10 a week it appears, for us at least, to be worth it.

The battery he is considering is a Tesla Powerwall 2.0, effective 13.5kW.

I’ll let you know how it proceeds, if at all.

Vicki
Vicki
July 8, 2022 2:45 pm

Old Ozzie – Our Anniversary 80 Series Landcruiser was one of the best cars we have had. Sold her after almost 500,000km & I grieve the loss ever since. Fantastic seats which endured all those km without substantial loss of cushioning or fabric wear.

She was an old friend who carried us safely around Australia – including across the Tanami. She forded the deepish water of the King Edward river (without snorkel) in the Kimberley (going up to Mitchell Falls) like a big draught horse – tyres on one big rock, and then another.

bespoke
bespoke
July 8, 2022 2:46 pm

The update should only take 8 minutes max. Don’t panic inmates.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 8, 2022 2:49 pm

He’s a very charismatic con man.

He’s made a career out of it in full and unashamed view.

Nobody ever thought of him otherwise – the people who voted for him (into his various public troughs and as leader) participated willingly.

P
P
July 8, 2022 2:51 pm

Shinzo Abe Has Been Shot, Gravely Injured in Assassination Attempt
July 7, 2022 | Sundance

Sad news. Great pics.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 8, 2022 2:52 pm

The battery he is considering is a Tesla Powerwall 2.0, effective 13.5kW.

If you get one, put it in an ammunition type bunker in the backyard.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 8, 2022 3:01 pm

Speaking of Adern:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10993423/Greg-Sheridan-slams-Jacinda-Ardern-talking-nonsense.html

Sherridan nails again her with this:

“An Australian journalist has blasted Jacinda Ardern and said he doesn’t know any other leader in the world who ‘talks so much nonsense so consistently’ and ‘gets such lavish, wonderful praise for it’.”

His comments in 2020 repeated at the bottom of the article were even more blunt and truthful.

bespoke
bespoke
July 8, 2022 3:05 pm
shatterzzz
July 8, 2022 3:15 pm

If you like plod drama this British offering is 1st class .. SHERWOOD .. well dun 6 part mini series with a well woven plot that keeps you intrigued the whole time .. got the usual that-doesn’t-happen-in real-life plod procedure stuff that most TV plod shows do but the ending is something to make up for the failings .. a complete double pike with back flip somersault off the shallow end finish .. one of the better endings to a TV drama I’ve seen in years .. well worth waiting 5 episodes to see …… 9/10
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13994572/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
July 8, 2022 3:15 pm

Mr Hz has a NZ passport but has lived here with me (married) since 1984, been to NZ and return many times, does not vote in either country and is not on the Oz Roll, doubt he is on the NZ one. Subject never brought up by anyone official.

calli
calli
July 8, 2022 3:18 pm

If you get one, put it in an ammunition type bunker in the backyard.

Lol! For external use only!

I’m considering a sheet of heavy fibro behind it to protect the brickwork should it go the full Chucky.

rosie
rosie
July 8, 2022 3:19 pm

Sounds like Shinzo Abe is dead.
Time, no doubt, will tell.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 8, 2022 3:19 pm

Roger

And once accepted for NZers, where would the line be drawn re other nationalities?

The aim is to put in place a “thin edge of the wedge”, before allowing many, many, potential Liars voters onto the electoral roll.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
July 8, 2022 3:21 pm

So funny.
Saying “do you know who I work for?” instead of “do you know who I am?”
was never going to work with a violent mugger.

An aide to NYC leader Eric Adams told armed muggers ‘You don’t want to do this. I work for the mayor,’ as he became one of the Big Apple’s latest violent crime victims.

Christopher Bauch, 33, made the remark in a bid to stop the mugging in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard neighborhood Tuesday morning – but he was robbed by the gun-toting criminals anyway.

Bauch was attacked while scouting locations for a future mayoral event that Adams wants to hold in the area.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 8, 2022 3:21 pm

Cassie

Snap, and:

So why do we bother with such strict rules on parliamentary citizenship then?

Because they are in the Constitution, and the bastards can’t change them without a referendum. If they could, they would be long gone.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 8, 2022 3:23 pm

Calli, seriously, take a look at any of the videos on the net of electric cars catching fire and ask yourself if a sheet of fibro is going to help.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 8, 2022 3:25 pm

Eyriesays:
July 8, 2022 at 2:52 pm
The battery he is considering is a Tesla Powerwall 2.0, effective 13.5kW.

If you get one, put it in an ammunition type bunker in the backyard.

Well away from the house.

calli
calli
July 8, 2022 3:27 pm

Eyrie, what do you suggest, then? Enduring blackouts and whining? Putting a genset on standby?

We’re trying to be proactive rather than waiting for the inevitable.

shatterzzz
July 8, 2022 3:34 pm

Australian Ninja warrior
There’s your problem, right there.
No tatts, nose rings or danger hair in the original Nipponese version.

It may not be the most viewer appealing title but what your watching is what is happening .. there isn’t any trick photography, computer graphics or stunt men, these are “normal” folk, men & women ranging in age from 15 thru to mid 40s doing quite extrordinary physical feats and doing them not only against each other but also timing .. admittedly the commentary is annoying and if your watching live (instead of downloading) the adverts are incessant but otherwise it is a top notch ‘reality’ show …….!
I’m 74 and do swim 1km or ride a bike 1ookms several times a week, regular, but watching these ordinary, everyday, folk perform leaves me in awe! .. LOL!

P
P
July 8, 2022 3:35 pm

Jack Posobiec @JackPosobiec · 1h

Japan’s elections set to take place in 3 days

Shinzo Abe has been one of the fiercest anti-communists in all of Asia and was never afraid to stand up to the CCP. He dedicated his life to defending his country

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
July 8, 2022 3:36 pm

NEW YORK — A violent attack was caught on camera — over extra dipping sauce worth less than $2.

Two restaurant workers at a Lower East Side French fry shop were hit with glass bottles early Sunday morning after police say a group of women refused to pay for their extra sauce, CBS2’s Kevin Rincon reported Thursday.

Short video

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 8, 2022 3:36 pm

Sounds like Shinzo Abe is dead.
Time, no doubt, will tell.

“Showing no vital signs”

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
July 8, 2022 3:38 pm

An oldie but a goodie.
This still applies to the countryside, but no longer our culture. I despair.

An American decided to write a book about famous churches around the world. So he went to Orlando, thinking that he would start by working his way across the USA.

On his first day he was inside a church taking photos when he noticed a golden telephone on the wall with a sign that read “$1000 per call”.

Intrigued, he asked a priest what the telephone was used for. The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $1000 you could talk to God. The American thanked the priest and went along his way.

Next stop was Atlanta. There, at a very large Cathedral, he saw the same golden telephone with the same sign under it. He asked a nearby nun what its purpose was. She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $1000 he could talk to God.

He travelled all over the States and in every church he saw the same golden telephone with the same “$1000 per call” sign under it.

The American then decided to travel to Australia to see if the Aussies had the same phone.

He arrived in Australia, and again, in the first church he entered there was the same golden telephone, but this time the sign under it read “40 cents per call.” The American was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign.

“Father, I’ve travelled all over America and I’ve seen this same golden telephone in many churches. I’m told that it is a direct line to Heaven, but in the US the price was $1000 per call. Why is it so cheap here?”

The priest smiled and answered, “You’re in Australia now mate – it’s a Local call”.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 8, 2022 3:39 pm

Has Xi pulled a Franz Ferdinand? They better have done a better job than Covid.

P
P
July 8, 2022 3:41 pm

TheLastRefug @TheLastRefuge2 · 5m

Current status: “Injury to right groin and left chest.”

Current Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has just arrived at the prime minister’s office. Expect formal or official announcement on Shinzo Abe from Kishida Fumio’s office. Which is likely to happen soon now.

Winston Smith
July 8, 2022 3:42 pm

Bespoke:

I blame xxxx.

One of the first signs of Stella Artois toxicity is the inability to taste Stella Artois.
…and correctly capitalise a coherent sentence.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
July 8, 2022 3:43 pm

Thanks BloJo

Deportations of convicted foreign r@pists, murderers and robbers have fallen to their lowest numbers on record after a rise in human rights challenges.

Home Office figures show that the number of Category A foreign criminals and highest harm immigration offenders deported in the last year dropped 13 per cent to 956.

That is the lowest it has been since the Home Office began compiling figures in 2013, when the number stood at 2,205 before climbing to a peak of 2,555 in 2016.

It comes as the number of foreign criminals released from prison reached a record high of more than 11,000. Official figures show that, at the end of March, there were 11,300 foreign national offenders who had been released but not deported.

All are subject to deportation because they were given prison sentences of at least 12 months. It is nearly three times the number of a decade ago, when it was less than 4,000.

The Category A offenders include killers, robbers and s3x offenders who have been able to fight deportation by arguing their right to a private or family life in Britain’s immigration courts.

‘Collapsing enforcement threatens safety’

Last month, a deportation flight of foreign criminals to Jamaica took off with just seven of its 112 passengers on board, leading Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, to criticise “meritless” legal claims.

Earlier this month, the first removals flight to Rwanda for migrants arriving in the UK via “irregular” routes was grounded after last-minute challenges, including human rights claims to a family life.

Britain has also struggled to negotiate returns agreements with countries following Brexit, although Ms Patel has signed deals with states including Albania, whose 1,500 criminals held in British jails account for a tenth of all foreign prisoners in the UK.

Home Office officials said there had been additional delays in removing foreign offenders because of travel restrictions during the Covid pandemic, although deportation numbers still fell after lockdown.

“Collapsing enforcement and the present border chaos threatens the safety of families,” said Dr Ben Greening, the executive director of the Migration Watch think tank.

“As removals of high harm individuals plummeted, the number of serious foreign criminals living in communities has more than doubled.”

Bill of Rights could cut deportation appeals

Among the cases were a Malawian r@pist who won the right to remain because his deportation would breach the Article Eight rights of his sick wife and a Bangladeshi s3x attacker who successfully argued his right to a family life in the UK because he had not offended for 13 years.

Dominic Raab’s Bill of Rights aims to “cut right back” the number of appeals against deportation by foreign criminals claiming breaches of their family life. Article Eight claims under the Human Rights Act account for 70 per cent of successful challenges.

The Bill will give ministers powers to restrict the circumstances in which offenders’ right to a family life would trump public safety and the need to remove them. A criminal would have to prove a child or dependent would come to “overwhelming, unavoidable harm” if they were deported.

Ms Patel’s Nationality and Borders Act will also allow the Government to deport foreign criminals up to 12 months before they finish their sentences instead of waiting until their release, and impose visa sanctions on countries refusing to take back their nationals convicted in the UK.

A Home Office spokesman said it “remained committed to removing foreign nationals with no right to be in the UK”.

The spokesman said that despite the challenges of the pandemic restricting Home Office’s ability to deport as many people as it would have liked, it had removed 10,742 foreign national offenders, including category A criminals, since 2019.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 8, 2022 3:47 pm

Calli, a battery is fine. It is just that lithium ion is a silly choice for stationary applications and has a known fire problem. You may get away with a sturdy shed in the backyard well away from the house.
Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePo4) is a safer technology and likely has a better life in number of cycles.
I found some the other day for A$1500 for a 125 A-h 12 volt battery (1.5 KW -h). Seemed to claim deep cycle capability too so about ten of them would do you. Organise a charger for the setup from mains or solar and an nice sinewave inverter. Sorry I can’t find the link right now.

Winston Smith
July 8, 2022 3:47 pm

Dover Beach:

I’m doing an update of WordPress this weekend, people.

Yes, understood.
I was hoping that my efforts would give a clue to what was happening if you were wanting to investigate further.
No biggie.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 8, 2022 3:48 pm

Calli, alternatively a generator and large gas bottle. Gas conversion kits for common generators are cheap – about $60. Way cheaper than batteries.

bespoke
bespoke
July 8, 2022 3:48 pm

shatterzzzsays:
July 8, 2022 at 3:34 pm

Yes! Better then then the other reality rubbish.

shatterzzz
July 8, 2022 3:48 pm

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for murder of George Floyd ..
The sentence means Chauvin, 46, will leave a state prison where he has been kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day for the past 15 months and be allowed to move to a federal prison.

On the up-side he is being transferred to a federal “white collar” prison farm .. which comes down to .. the not quite a hotel but close operation .. with the main down being you don’t get to go home at night!
Not a great result for .. doing your job .. but a sight better than a State prison …..!

shatterzzz
July 8, 2022 3:52 pm

“Father, I’ve travelled all over America and I’ve seen this same golden telephone in many churches. I’m told that it is a direct line to Heaven, but in the US the price was $1000 per call. Why is it so cheap here?”
The priest smiled and answered, “You’re in Australia now mate – it’s a Local call”.

Once it were true … but now ……. duuuuuuh!

rosie
rosie
July 8, 2022 3:59 pm

I’m going to watch Sherwood, if I can, your reputation is on the line Shatterzzz

Roger
Roger
July 8, 2022 4:00 pm

They don’t learn:

QLD hospitals cancel surgeries and clinics ahead of expected covid wave.

bespoke
bespoke
July 8, 2022 4:03 pm

‘conceptualize’

For next time, Winston.

johanna
johanna
July 8, 2022 4:03 pm

Zyconoclast says:
July 8, 2022 at 3:36 pm

NEW YORK — A violent attack was caught on camera — over extra dipping sauce worth less than $2.

Two restaurant workers at a Lower East Side French fry shop were hit with glass bottles early Sunday morning after police say a group of women refused to pay for their extra sauce, CBS2’s Kevin Rincon reported Thursday.

People with zero tolerance to frustration. Also, since they are adults, being allowed to behave like that for all of their lives with no consequences.

e.g. at school, if they attacked a teacher, NY policies prevented them from being sanctioned, to take one example. To do so would be racist.

Just like what we are doing here. If an Aboriginie beats his wife to death, it is because ‘colonialism.’ Not because, as the evidence attests, it is what happened to Aboriginal women at and long before white contact.

Roger
Roger
July 8, 2022 4:03 pm

The aim is to put in place a “thin edge of the wedge”, before allowing many, many, potential Liars voters onto the electoral roll.

That did occur to me, BJ.

Mater
July 8, 2022 4:05 pm

Calli, alternatively a generator and large gas bottle.

https://www.maxwatt.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/MX8000IS_.pdf

$4000
8kW (7kW continuous) – All the power even a large house needs.
32amp and 15amp circuit.
Auto start capable.
Inverter.
Smart engine control (fuel economy).

John of Mel
John of Mel
July 8, 2022 4:08 pm

QLD hospitals cancel surgeries and clinics ahead of expected covid wave.

It looks like this shit is nowhere near the end.

johanna
johanna
July 8, 2022 4:09 pm

Ardern, beloved of the MSM, is about as unpopular as Biden in EnZed. If an election were held tomorrow, she’d be sacked.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 8, 2022 4:15 pm

Just like what we are doing here. If an Aboriginie beats his wife to death, it is because ‘colonialism.’

No, it is likely Alcohol related.
Sure, a crew of Police riding into camp at 4 am one morning in 1875 and murdering some of his ancestors and their extended families probably doesn ‘t help …

rosie
rosie
July 8, 2022 4:15 pm

No can watch BBC on my phone.
🙁

Mater
July 8, 2022 4:20 pm

Sure, a crew of Police riding into camp at 4 am one morning in 1875 and murdering some of his ancestors and their extended families probably doesn ‘t help …

Must have a good memory.
Oh, that’s right. According to you, the memory is genetically imprinted in future generations. Ignore my rude interruption.
Carry on.

calli
calli
July 8, 2022 4:22 pm

Thanks guys for your input on gensets and the like. Much appreciated.

cohenite
July 8, 2022 4:22 pm

Zyconoclastsays:
July 8, 2022 at 3:36 pm
NEW YORK — A violent attack was caught on camera — over extra dipping sauce worth less than $2.

Two restaurant workers at a Lower East Side French fry shop were hit with glass bottles early Sunday morning after police say a group of women refused to pay for their extra sauce, CBS2’s Kevin Rincon reported Thursday.

Hoes gotta do what hoes do.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 8, 2022 4:22 pm

Sure, a crew of Police riding into camp at 4 am one morning in 1875 and murdering some of his ancestors and their extended families probably doesn ‘t help …

Stories my Nanna told me, by Grogarly..

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 8, 2022 4:22 pm

Those Maxwatt generators seem to be copies of varius Honda models. My Maxwatt 3200iS is a copy of a Honda 168F. Plenty of gas conversion kits. Just remove old carby and bolt on the new one with the dual petrol/gas capability. Three bolts only.

bespoke
bespoke
July 8, 2022 4:25 pm
shatterzzz
July 8, 2022 4:26 pm

“And once accepted for NZers, where would the line be drawn re other nationalities?”
I’m not an Oz citizen but have voted, State, Federal & local, since I turned 21 (which was the voting age back then).. When, I think it was Keating, restricted voting & some Federal services to Oz citizens only he exempted “10 pound tourists” who were registered to vote and turned 21 before, sometime in, 1973 from the citizenship requirements for all now , Oz only, Federal “services” ..
I think it was dun that way cos they figured out there weren’t too many of us around by then
.. or now .. LOL!

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 8, 2022 4:26 pm

The new and very large Cambridge History of Australia … rightly denounces the massacres of Aborigines in the sheep lands

Good.
Hiring Police, Bounty Hunters and Trained killers to drive murder Aborigines so Sheep could graze on their homelands is Criminal behaviour that warranted the Death Penalty for the Offenders and those hiring them.


but ignores the massacres of Aborigines by neighbouring Aborigines in the near and distant past.

Aborigines continually warred against one another over hunting grounds,
News at Eleven.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 8, 2022 4:27 pm

The Maxwatt 3200iS is only $729 on special at Mitre 10. Jaycar have a $20 power meter that you can plug in to a wall socket and plug an appliance into. If doing fridges and freezers leave them off for long enough that they will go through a start cyclem read peak loads for that time. Do this for everything you may want to run and figure out what size generator you need.

Mater
July 8, 2022 4:29 pm

Those Maxwatt generators seem to be copies of varius Honda models.

The 8000 is significantly bigger than the biggest Honda Inverter version, and half the price (more or less).
Additionally, the Honda no longer comes with 32amp and 15amp plugs.
2 x 15 amp outlets only.
If you want to run a decent oven or AC during a blackout, the 32 amp is great.

cohenite
July 8, 2022 4:31 pm

Ed Casesays:
July 8, 2022 at 4:26 pm

Bullshit.

In other fucked news, the mid-terms are fucked:

54% Say Cheating Impacted 2020 Election, While 50% Say It Will Blight U.S. Mid Terms

shatterzzz
July 8, 2022 4:32 pm

Sure, a crew of Police riding into camp at 4 am one morning in 1875 and murdering some of his ancestors and their extended families probably doesn ‘t help …

Keen tho! .. gettin up at 4.00am .. me I’d of gone with “Billy boy’s” smallpox blankets trick & left it ’til lunch time .. LOL!

Frank
Frank
July 8, 2022 4:33 pm

“No concessions over national interest” says Penny Wong with regards to talks with China. Guess she is about to sell out the national interest in some way.

cohenite
July 8, 2022 4:36 pm

They don’t make cars like this anymore: the Ford Mystere.

Zipster
July 8, 2022 4:40 pm

QLD hospitals cancel surgeries and clinics ahead of expected covid wave.

It looks like this shit is nowhere near the end.

how can it? the vaccinated have created the largest ever incubator for mutations/variations

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 8, 2022 4:43 pm

The Bodega self defence, there is more to it here via Ace of Spades:

https://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=399930

All I will have to say is what an odious bunch of low life’s Go Fund Me are.

Zipster
July 8, 2022 4:43 pm

“No concessions over national interest” says Penny Wong with regards to talks with China. Guess she is about to sell out the national interest in some way.

nuclear missiles in the pacific in exchange for diamond studded buttplugs and strapons

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 8, 2022 4:49 pm

Bruce Pascoe and guest “Stolen Mutton Generation.” Presented by Melbournibad University.

shatterzzz
July 8, 2022 4:50 pm

England is headed for massive civil unrest. Increasingly people feel they have nothing to lose
Sadly, I think it’s too late .. last time I was home (County Durham) in 2016 I was stunned by the relatives attitude/behavior in public and conversation ..
everything was, “Shhh! don’t say that out loud you never know who’s listening” ..
they were terrified of being reported for not toeing the PC line especially if it involved what they term as “racism” which, apparently, includes anything/anyone that isn’t “white”..
These are mining folk, lotza them from the 1980s pit mutinies and nowadays there is very little left of the defiance and standing up for your beliefs from back then! ..

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 8, 2022 4:51 pm

Uncle Gargooglery?

cohenite
July 8, 2022 4:54 pm

Some really good memes.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 8, 2022 4:54 pm

Hiring Police, Bounty Hunters and Trained killers to drive murder Aborigines so Sheep could graze on their homelands is Criminal behaviour that warranted the Death Penalty for the Offenders and those hiring them.

You do know “Quigley Down Under” was fiction, don’t you?

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 8, 2022 4:59 pm

They don’t make cars like this anymore, either.
Scotty Kilmer on the Chevy Corvair.

bespoke
bespoke
July 8, 2022 5:03 pm

It does appear though to be related to posting links.

No.

cohenite
July 8, 2022 5:03 pm

The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

No one was laughing at the US when these cars were around.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 8, 2022 5:05 pm

Eyriesays:
July 8, 2022 at 4:22 pm
Those Maxwatt generators seem to be copies of varius Honda models. My Maxwatt 3200iS is a copy of a Honda 168F. Plenty of gas conversion kits. Just remove old carby and bolt on the new one with the dual petrol/gas capability. Three bolts only.

https://midwestgeneratorsolutions.com/blog-post/can-a-portable-generator-be-converted-to-run-on-natural-gas/

How to Convert Your Portable Generator to Run on Gas

You can convert your portable generator to run on gas using a conversion kit or creating fittings yourself.

When Using a Conversion Kit

The price of conversion kits varies online, but they all work about the same way and are easy to install. Once the equipment is installed, you can run your generators on gas, propane, or natural gas, and in some cases, all three.

If your home already uses natural gas for your heater or stove, the kit will allow you to tap into the fuel source directly.

Each kit comes with a governor regulation, stud extension mounting bolts, carburetor adapter, fitting for the adapter, and a hose.

Start by removing the air filter cover and air filter. Next, remove the nuts holding the air filter to the carburetor as well as any pipes or choke levers. You can then screw on the stud extenders, tightening them with pliers.

Once the stud extenders are attached, you will secure the hose from the gas supply to the regulator and the carburetor. The carburetor adapter should sit over the studs, and the air filter should be re-installed.

Make sure that all the fittings are installed using tape or a sealer to prevent gas leaks, then start your generator.

Converting to Natural Gas Without a Conversion Kit

If you want to save some money on a conversion kit, you can buy your materials separately and still successfully convert your generator to natural gas.

bespoke
bespoke
July 8, 2022 5:07 pm
JC
JC
July 8, 2022 5:09 pm

cohenite says:
July 8, 2022 at 5:03 pm

The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

No one was laughing at the US when these cars were around.

There was a GM museum in the GM building on 5th Av before Trump bought the ground level and leased it out to Apple and someone else.

The museum rotated their old models. They had a story that at one stage GM engineers were looking to power their cars with mini nukes. 🙂 The idea was they would run forever. Now, that’s an electric car people would appreciate.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
July 8, 2022 5:10 pm

Should mains electricity go out for a week, will mains gas also be ceased? of whom do I ask this question, my MP?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 8, 2022 5:19 pm

Dmitri Trenin: Russia has made a decisive break with the West and is ready to help shape a new world order

It’s perhaps hard to believe now but – only eight years ago – Russia was a full member of the former G8. Since then, there have been dramatic changes.

Just before the G7 leaders met at Elmau Castle in Bavaria last week, their counterparts from the five BRICS countries held an online summit under the Chinese presidency. Russia had been discussed as a threat at the G7 gathering but was a key participant in the latter.

Long gone are the days when Moscow could straddle the divide between the West and the non-West. Following the 2014 Ukraine crisis, the G8 reverted to its previous G7 format; in the wake of the Russian military action in Ukraine last February, Russian-Western confrontation degenerated into a full-blown “hybrid war,” complete with an actual confrontation – if so far a proxy one.

Having tried, after the end of the Cold War, to become part of the new West, and having failed at that endeavor, Russia is now focusing on developing its ties with Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

This is both a difficult and a necessary task, for a number of reasons. First, there is a powerful inertia from the past. At least since the days of Peter the Great, Russian elites have looked westward, adopting Western ways of appearance and behavior (while remaining distinctly Russian beneath the garb and manners); adapting Western institutions (even if often only superficially); borrowing Western patterns of thinking (while creatively developing them, as with Marxism); seeking to become a great European power; then, in Soviet days, a global superpower; and, more recently, a key component of a greater Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok.

Third, in cultural terms, Russians have traditionally identified themselves with the rest of Europe.

Christianity; the legacies of Ancient Greece and Rome; the ideas of French Enlightenment and German philosophy; European literature and the arts, music, and dance – all of this helped shape and form Russia’s own culture, giving it a powerful stimulus for self-development. Despite the recent political rupture and the geo-economic shift, the foundations of Russian culture remain definitely European.

However, a number of elements of today’s cultural scene in the West, particularly the dominant cult of individual self-expression, runaway liberalism that is turning increasingly oppressive, the erosion of family values and the proliferation of genders, jars with the more traditional cultural code of the majority of the Russian population.

Beyond the necessity of an overhaul of Russia’s foreign relations there are real opportunities to pursue. Since the end of the Cold War, the leading countries of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America have risen spectacularly in all respects, from economically and politically to technologically and militarily.

Even before the outbreak of the “hybrid war,” China had overtaken Germany not only as Russia’s principal trading partner, but also as the leading exporter of machinery and equipment to Russia. India, a traditional importer of Soviet and Russian weapons, is now emerging as a major technology partner for Moscow. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are Russia’s principal partners in regulating oil output in the OPEC+ format. Turkey and Iran are major independent players in a key strategic region.

The fact that the vast majority of non-Western countries refused to condemn Russia for what it is doing in Ukraine – many of them despite strong US pressure – is most encouraging for Moscow. In the sense that those who are not against us could be considered to be with us.

From Indonesia to Brazil, and from Argentina to South Africa, there are many dynamic and ambitious countries that Moscow is seeking to engage.

There needs to be an audit of potential economic and other opportunities for Russia in the BRICS countries, and a plan to work on them. Apart from economics, student exchange programs should be expanded, and Russian tourism encouraged to move east, and south. The Russian media would be right to increase coverage of developments in the key non-Western nations, educating the Russian elite and the broader public about the economic realities, politics, and culture of those nations.

Dmitri Trenin is a member of the Russian International Affairs Council.

Mater
July 8, 2022 5:22 pm

Should mains electricity go out for a week, will mains gas also be ceased? of whom do I ask this question, my MP?

Not assured, but simultaneous disruptions are possible.

Either way, I’d feel more secure with a couple of jerrycans of ULP, and a tankful of gas in the carport.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 8, 2022 5:23 pm

Dover above post on Russia did not post

Taking out link and it did – then trying to post message to you using link address did not work

i.e Russia Today in link goes into the ether

calli
calli
July 8, 2022 5:23 pm

Just asked the Beloved…genset is out due to strata restrictions. I kid you not.

Also, the battery is to supply stored electricity from the solar at night, period. With possible top ups from the grid as required. He did all the number crunching based on current prices, not projections.

The safety issue is separate.

As I said, not yet set in concrete. If it happens, I will keep you all informed. 🙂

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 8, 2022 5:25 pm

Tell you what.

The current pro-Boris/anti-Boris contretemps has some real Trains v Trucks potential.

cohenite
July 8, 2022 5:27 pm

Just asked the Beloved…genset is out due to strata restrictions. I kid you not.

Are you in an apartment?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 8, 2022 5:28 pm

Came in email

Labor addicted to energy white elephants in South Australia
By One Nation SA leader Jennifer Game

What sounds like a good idea can often turn out to be anything but.

Hydrogen may well be a fuel of the future.

The new Labor government in South Australia certainly thinks so, committing almost $600 million for a hydrogen plant in Whyalla.

The government says excess renewable energy can be used to produce hydrogen from water, which can then be stored to use when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine – like a battery. They claim it will lower generation costs by 8%.

It sounds good but as usual, Labor hasn’t done the homework in its ideological rush to renewables.

No business case has been released, and it’s not unreasonable to speculate it’s because producing hydrogen from water costs twice as much as making it from coal, and four times as much as making it from natural gas.

In addition, South Australia already has natural reserves of hydrogen on the Eyre and Yorke peninsulas, and Kangaroo Island.

Some companies are already securing permits to sell it, again at about a quarter the cost of hydrogen produced from water.

This will make Labor’s plant at Whyalla a $600 million white elephant, able to only sell hydrogen at four times the price of its competitors.

Labor obviously hasn’t learned a thing after building a $1.8 billion desalination plant we don’t use because the water is too expensive.

Anyone know anything about

In addition, South Australia already has natural reserves of hydrogen on the Eyre and Yorke peninsulas, and Kangaroo Island.

cohenite
July 8, 2022 5:30 pm

Suella Braverman, as the possible replacement for fat boris, looks the goods, if the reaction from the left wing media is any guide. Some shithead leftie says:

But make no mistake, Suella Braverman would also be hugely divisive, turbocharging Britain’s Brexit divide and our culture wars. She would be Boris Johnson on steroids, a brown, female version of Trump. And that deeply worries me.

rosie
rosie
July 8, 2022 5:32 pm

Suella Braverman sounds almost perfect.

calli
calli
July 8, 2022 5:33 pm

No cohenite. Our home is on an estate (no, not Sepp 55!) subject to a community strata plan and all the conditions therein. About 25 years old.

Who could have predicted, in the mid 90’s, that Australia would have electricity supply issues? We shouldn’t of course, but we do.

Thank you government. Thank you idiots.

But don’t worry! Albo’s got a plan!

Roger
Roger
July 8, 2022 5:33 pm

As I said, not yet set in concrete.

That might solve the safety problem.

😀

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 8, 2022 5:35 pm

Second Test. Third Wave First Nations v Colonialists*.

Scorecard excerpt:

D. Warner b. Rajitha 5

Glorious. Ex-Captain Sook has wobbled to 14 so far. Champagne cricket.

*Except Khawaja.

mc
mc
July 8, 2022 5:35 pm

Was looking at Battery/solar for power back up but looking at the numbers, this is looking to be a better option for us:
https://www.mygenerator.com.au/generac-13kva-gas-standby-generator.html
Can be plumbed directly to natural gas and has adaptor for bottled LPG

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 8, 2022 5:36 pm

Serious question on gas converted gensets. How do you overcome the gas drying out the valve & seats and making them brittle?

I have 3.8kVa run by a Chonda motor. Even though a knock off design like the old Honda types seems fairly bullet proof and we have had it for years. I run it on 95 octane and change oil after a prolonged use or yearly.

Wow Cali some busybody actually wrote that into the strata bylaws.

calli
calli
July 8, 2022 5:36 pm

But make no mistake, Suella Braverman would also be hugely divisive, turbocharging Britain’s Brexit divide and our culture wars. She would be Boris Johnson on steroids, a brown, female version of Trump. And that deeply worries me.

Wow! Obviously a different type of “brown” person.

Creepy racists.

bespoke
bespoke
July 8, 2022 5:38 pm

cohenitesays:
July 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm

My little brother might finally leave the UK he hates.

C.L.
C.L.
July 8, 2022 5:39 pm

Poor man, his condition sounds bad from all reports. They’re saying a shotgun.

Home-made contraption, say reports.
Cumbersome blunderbuss of a thing, it can be seen in one of the videos on the ground. Probably looked like a suitcase. Culprit said to be ex-military.

calli
calli
July 8, 2022 5:39 pm

Whoops! Sepp65, not 55.

We haven’t put quite enough nitrogen into the soil to contaminate it yet. But I’m a trier.

rickw
rickw
July 8, 2022 5:46 pm

Serious question on gas converted gensets. How do you overcome the gas drying out the valve & seats and making them brittle?

It doesn’t seem to be to much of a problem these days, I don’t know what changed, maybe the metallurgy of the valves and seats. Probably the change to unleaded petrol actually drove the necessary changes anyway.

cohenite
July 8, 2022 5:47 pm

Our home is on an estate (no, not Sepp 55!) subject to a community strata plan and all the conditions therein. About 25 years old.

Unless you are going to place the genset on a common area I don’t see how a genset on your strata portion would be different from say an air-con. Is it specifically worded against generators?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 8, 2022 5:47 pm

I expect we won’t be hearing anything about Japanese gun laws.

rickw
rickw
July 8, 2022 5:48 pm

Was looking at Battery/solar for power back up but looking at the numbers, this is looking to be a better option for us

I’d been thinking that they looked pretty good to.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 8, 2022 5:48 pm

OldOzziesays:
July 8, 2022 at 5:28 pm

Probably some geology that it is caught up in. I’ll scour the net later and see if there is any basis.

That said those peninsulas are fairly well farmed and I have seen the kerfuffle in CSG drilling has caused in Queensland in areas with much less agricultural worth. Yorke Peninsula is a major grain producing area, similar Ayer Peninsula. Even the greenwashed reputations renewables have the drilling processes to get to the H2 reservoirs will be the same.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 8, 2022 5:51 pm

Suella Braverman, eh?
She looks and sounds like another Kamala Harris.

Major Elvis Newton
Major Elvis Newton
July 8, 2022 5:52 pm

The potential arrival of foot and mouth disease in Australia, along with other previously unheard of maladies in Australia affecting cloven hooved animals, smells very much like an anti-meat, climate freak deliberate attack.

Change my mind.

rickw
rickw
July 8, 2022 5:53 pm

Should mains electricity go out for a week, will mains gas also be ceased? of whom do I ask this question, my MP?

After the explosion at Longford, the gas supply in VIC lasted IIRC about a week. The gas mains are effectively a big reservoir. I can’t definitively say but my guess is that the gas plants would have at least partial genset back up.

calli
calli
July 8, 2022 5:54 pm

So I am told, cohenite. There were specific conditions about air-con and pool equipment too in the design plans.

Whoever did it sewed it up tighter than a fishy’s bottom.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 8, 2022 5:54 pm

More Braverman from Wiki:
She’s an apologist for torturers …

She quotes Eric Posner’s theories on what the Brazilian state sees as its right to use torture by “the police in the name of crime prevention. They justify this by putting a general right to live free from crime and intimidation above their rights of those who are tortured.” She closes,[55]

To correct the imbalance, perhaps we should adopt a Universal Declaration of Responsibilities and Duties, to be read in tandem with that on Human Rights? A fair, decent and reasonable society should question the dilution of our sense of duty, the demotion of our grasp of responsibility and our virtual abandonment of the spirit of civic obligation. What we do for others should matter more than the selfish assertion of personal rights and the lonely individualism to which it gives rise.

Charming.

rickw
rickw
July 8, 2022 5:55 pm

smells very much like an anti-meat, climate freak deliberate attack.

My sister has some cattle almost ready for market. We discussed this, we reckoned not to wait. Anything is possible these days, especially this.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 8, 2022 5:57 pm

Awesome.
Not only will we have racial quotas (as per the Ares rock statement) in Parliament out votes can be watered down with non citizen votes as well.

New Zealanders who have lived in Australia for a long time could be given the right to vote in Australian elections, under potential changes flagged by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

..
She said work is underway to create a dedicated path to Australian citizenship for New Zealanders, separate to the ordinary process.

“Our ask has been for there to be a greater acknowledgement of the role that New Zealanders play here in Australia,” she said.

The Banditos/Mongrel mob subclass??

rickw
rickw
July 8, 2022 5:57 pm

I expect we won’t be hearing anything about Japanese gun laws.

Quite so.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 8, 2022 5:58 pm

Change my mind.
Why?
These people can’t even get outta bed before 10 o’clock, howthafuck are they going to import an F&M steer from Indonesia and introduce it to 50 million Aussie cattle?

Indolent
Indolent
July 8, 2022 5:59 pm

The Israeli leadership is very much a part of the globalist cabal.

Israel caught hiding children’s vaccine injuries

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 8, 2022 6:05 pm

howthafuck are they going to import an F&M steer from Indonesia and introduce it to 50 million Aussie cattle?

Incredibly easily.

. go to infected cow
. stomp about in its poop/yard.
.Put shoes in luggage
. Visit major cattle saleyard.

Its one of those things “spooks” dont like discussed as it would be easy to do and virtually undetectable.

Eg: Assuming I have a variety of rust or smut the US doesnt have I can send “tourists” there and cause massive economic damage for almost no risk at all.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 8, 2022 6:06 pm

Presented without comment.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-08/leah-sallese-commission-of-inquiry-abuse-by-teacher/101220018
It was a conversation with her psychotherapist that changed everything.

“I said I had an affair with PE teacher, and he said ‘What? No, you didn’t. That’s child sexual abuse’,” Ms Sallese said.

“That’s the first time, as a 40-something-year-old woman, that I ever questioned what I had in my mind as a narrative my whole life.

“I’d avoided a lot of the trauma up until that point, so I actually re-experienced a lot of trauma in my early 40s from re-identifiying and re-writing that narrative to get to where I am today.”

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 8, 2022 6:09 pm

Idiot O’clock arrives early tonight?
The infected cow is in Indonesia, dumkopf.
Along with 10 million other cattle.

cohenite
July 8, 2022 6:09 pm

She looks and sounds like another Kamala Harris.

That’s almost funny ed. And this is great:

She quotes Eric Posner’s theories on what the Brazilian state sees as its right to use torture by “the police in the name of crime prevention. They justify this by putting a general right to live free from crime and intimidation above their rights of those who are tortured.”

Mater
July 8, 2022 6:11 pm

Gas and electricity are now so interconnected (since gas generators became mainstream, rather than merely peak shaving), I wouldn’t base any back up system on have gas. I’d definitely opt for a completely separate energy source (ULP or Diesel).

Governments don’t have emergency powers to stop you using liquid fuels, but they most certainly do in respect to piped natural gas. They can make it illegal to use such appliances at the stroke of a pen, with very severe penalties associated.

Just a warning.

bespoke
bespoke
July 8, 2022 6:12 pm
Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 8, 2022 6:14 pm

thefrollickingmolesays:
July 8, 2022 at 6:05 pm

Fireblight and NZ getting shirty with us for not allowing apples is another one. Suddenly it appears here.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 8, 2022 6:15 pm

The infected cow is in Indonesia, dumkopf.

Please no-one inform Ed-Mong of cheap long distance tourist flights from country to country.
Or suitcases.

God knows its shitty enough in Indo without inflicting a bizarre creature like skin suit boy on them as well.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 8, 2022 6:16 pm

Suella has a hubby, Rael Braverman.
Who is he?
Well, he’s 5’8″ and they have a mutual interest in politics.
In other words, he’s a Spook and pulls her strings.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 8, 2022 6:18 pm

You just put your shit infected shoes in the suitcase and walk straight thru Customs, CornHolio?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 8, 2022 6:19 pm

Groogs you’re thinking too much. Spare us.

Roger
Roger
July 8, 2022 6:21 pm

You just put your shit infected shoes in the suitcase and walk straight thru Customs, CornHolio?

The Border Force chief was on the radio this week expressing just that concern, Ed.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 8, 2022 6:23 pm

My concern is for CornHolio’s sanity, Bear.
He seems to think he can fly a poxy cow wearing Dunlop Volleys to Australia on Garuda by hiding it in a suitcase.

Is there something in the water in Western Australia, or is it the fault of the Abos?

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 8, 2022 6:24 pm

Calli, in the event of prolonged power outages your whole estate will be out of power. Contracts made by people can be altered by people. Maybe you need a public meeting to propose a back up power plan for your whole estate? Likely to be cheaper per capita too.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 8, 2022 6:26 pm

Look, I’ll put you outta your misery.
The CSIRO have had Foot and Mouth at their labs for years, they’ll let it go when the Spooks give them the all clear.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 8, 2022 6:28 pm

You just put your shit infected shoes in the suitcase and walk straight thru Customs, CornHolio?

Yes.
You fucktard.

You see the “bugs” that cause this are whats known in scientific terms as ‘very very small”.
One Dunlop full of shit and you have a major saleyard supplying most of the East coast as a perfect vector to spread the disease.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 8, 2022 6:28 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:
July 8, 2022 at 5:25 pm
Tell you what.

The current pro-Boris/anti-Boris contretemps has some real Trains v Trucks potential.

I prefer to think of it as Realists vs DeNiaLisTs.

Roger
Roger
July 8, 2022 6:29 pm

Maybe you need a public meeting to propose a back up power plan for your whole estate?

Citizens taking the initiative…who’d have thought it possible?

I suspect calli would come up against some nay-sayers, but certainly worth a go.

cohenite
July 8, 2022 6:29 pm

Governments don’t have emergency powers to stop you using liquid fuels, but they most certainly do in respect to piped natural gas.

Governments can make powers affecting anything I guess. I use bottled gas. A 176 kg bottle and a gas genset would provide a good backup to panels and battery.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 8, 2022 6:33 pm

The Ponds Institute cops a serve from the Media Watchdog. I do not like seeing Australia’s leading independent think tank being subjected to these cheap shots. Neither does Sarah’s hubby.

Mater
July 8, 2022 6:33 pm

Governments can make powers affecting anything I guess.

They do, but for short notice implementation of these restrictions, any public interconnected distribution network, is a major flashing warning sign. Any significant blip, and they are going to initiate limitations.

I use bottled gas. A 176 kg bottle and a gas genset would provide a good backup to panels and battery.

Good. You are isolated from any distribution network. In the short term, you are covered.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 8, 2022 6:38 pm

You just put your shit infected shoes in the suitcase and walk straight thru Customs, CornHolio?

How do you think stripe rust got into West Australia, Grogs.? Some fvcking moron put his dirty trousers in his suitcase, and never bothered informing customs that he’d been on a farm recently.

rickw
rickw
July 8, 2022 6:38 pm

QLD hospitals cancel surgeries and clinics ahead of expected covid wave.

A Tik Tok wave is more likely.

When are these fucking idiots going to stop?

People don’t undergo a surgery for fun.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 8, 2022 6:40 pm

You just put your shit infected shoes in the suitcase and walk straight thru Customs, CornHolio?

Ed October, reflecting on the catalyst for the Great Mutton Famine of 1978 – 2022.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 8, 2022 6:41 pm

Hydrogen in SA. LOL sneaky buggers are allowing it under Petroleum Leases, like that won’t be rorted by oil and gas guys looking for the latter.

Secondly yes the base Geology is there for it, some anomalies in well gas samples on Kangaroo Is but elsewhere very little conclusive to support. As the article below states watch the next 2-3 years:
https://www.energynewsbulletin.net/hydrogen/news/1422923/one-third-of-south-australia-pegged-for-native-hydrogen-exploration%C2%A0

Lastly I am still yet to be convinced those drill rigs turning up at Kangaroo Is or demanding access to Farmer Joes wheat field to put a rig and road right through where the combine harvester normally goes will universally embraced. Bad enough on cattle properties if they don’t want you there.

This has QGC mk 2 written all over it if not carefully managed, as it will be driven a lot of shoddy operators and Government looking the other way because the ends justifies the means.

rickw
rickw
July 8, 2022 6:44 pm

Maybe you need a public meeting to propose a back up power plan for your whole estate?

It would be a very efficient and effective approach, you just need a bit of space. Even having the infrastructure set up to disconnect from mains and plug into an alternative supply might be a useful investment, if you could make some guaranteed arrangement to get a suitable genset within 12 hours.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 8, 2022 6:52 pm

Ed Casesays:
July 8, 2022 at 6:09 pm
Idiot O’clock arrives early tonight?
The infected cow is in Indonesia, dumkopf.
Along with 10 million other cattle.

Confirmed. Dickless is not a Spook (or, if he is, he is a particularly incompetent one). He must be a Flamer.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 8, 2022 7:00 pm

Indianapolis man, 23, pleads guilty to murdering female USPS worker, 45, by shooting her in the chest because she stopped delivering to his house due to his vicious dog

Facing the death penalty..hope owning the dog was worth it.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 8, 2022 7:03 pm

The Oz is reporting ex Prime Minister Abe as having died.

Interesting, Japan still has the death penalty.

Tom
Tom
July 8, 2022 7:05 pm

Seven News reporting former Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe has died from his injuries at the hands of an assassin. I’ll be curious to learn from Cats in Japan whether this is the work of yakuza gangsters or some other haters of Japanese culture.

Frank
Frank
July 8, 2022 7:06 pm

God knows its shitty enough in Indo without inflicting a bizarre creature like skin suit boy on them as well.

He wouldn’t make it out of the airport once they find mother folded up in the boogie board bag.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 8, 2022 7:09 pm

Otto von Bismarck says:

The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.

Your map of Africa is really quite nice. But my map of Africa lies in Europe. Here is Russia, and here … is France, and we’re in the middle – that’s my map of Africa.

Do not expect that once taking advantage of Russia’s weakness, you will receive dividends forever. Russians have always come for their money. And when they come – do not rely on an agreement signed by you, you are supposed to justify. It is not worth the paper it is written. Therefore, with the Russians, it is to play fair or do not play.

Even the most favorable outcome of a war will never lead to the decomposition of the main forces of Russia, which is based on millions of Russians … The latter, even if they break up international treaties, just as quickly re-connect with each other, like pieces of a particle of mercury.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 8, 2022 7:10 pm

I’ll be curious to learn from Cats in Japan whether this is the work of yakuza gangsters or some other haters of Japanese culture.
Spooks.

Tom
Tom
July 8, 2022 7:10 pm

Snap, Zulu.

Paywallian:

Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has died after being shot at a campaign event in Nara on Friday.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida had said Mr Abe was in a “critical condition” after the “barbaric and malicious act”.

“Doctors are doing everything they can,” an emotional Mr Kishida told reporters in Tokyo.

“I am hoping and praying that former prime minister Abe will survive this,” he said.

But late on Friday, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK reported Mr Abe, 67, Japan’s longest serving prime minister, had died.

He had been transferred to Nara Medical University Hospital’s intensive care unit after being shot by what appeared to be a homemade weapon. He was seen bleeding and was unconscious after the incident.

The former prime minister had gunshot wounds on the right side of his neck and left side of his chest, according to Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency.

Frank
Frank
July 8, 2022 7:11 pm

Interesting, Japan still has the death penalty.

You don’t get a date for the noose over there, you just languish on death row not knowing until someone comes to collect you one day.

rosie
rosie
July 8, 2022 7:12 pm

Sad news about Shinzo Abe.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 8, 2022 7:13 pm

You don’t get a date for the noose over there, you just languish on death row not knowing until someone comes to collect you one day.

I read the same thing – you may be on death row for years, then one day, the hangman and the priest knock on the door, and that’s the first you know..

rickw
rickw
July 8, 2022 7:14 pm
Winston Smith
July 8, 2022 7:17 pm

Calli:

Just asked the Beloved…genset is out due to strata restrictions. I kid you not.

I thought you had built your own multigenerational house/palace/castle/chook shed?
If that’s the case, just buy a genset and don’t physically hook it up until you need to.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 8, 2022 7:19 pm
Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
July 8, 2022 7:20 pm

The Israeli leadership is very much a part of the globalist cabal.

Israel caught hiding children’s vaccine injuries

I thought doing medical experiments on people was a bad thing.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 8, 2022 7:21 pm

Winston, That was another lady Cat.

Roger
Roger
July 8, 2022 7:22 pm

Interesting, Japan still has the death penalty.

How civilised of them.

(Seriously.)

P
P
July 8, 2022 7:22 pm

Inejiro Asanuma, leader of the Japan Socialist Party, was assassinated in 1960, with a wakizashi, a traditional short sword, while speaking at a televised debate in Tokyo. His violent death was seen in graphic detail on national television, causing widespread public shock and outrage.
Wikipedia

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 8, 2022 7:22 pm

Harry and Meaghan are effectively private citizens not working Royals.

I see no reason why they should be considered for extra police protection any more than any other visiting celebrities. Only serious death threats would invoke such protection for other citizens and then it would be of a limited type where the citizen would have to comply with police directives.

Rich citizens can afford also to provide their own security.

P
P
July 8, 2022 7:26 pm

The Duke of Sussex claims his offer to pay for his own security was not passed on to decision-makers by the Royal Household, the High Court has heard.

mem
mem
July 8, 2022 7:27 pm

Only 14% of our energy at 7.49pm in all the east seaboard states being provided by solar and wind, (solar nil and wind 14%). So who has invented the batteries that can provide the rest when the dip switchers turn off the coal? And batteries can only store energy and provide limited back up for an hour or so for a small number of households.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 8, 2022 7:37 pm

Brendan O’Neill, Spectator blog:

This week has been a strange experience for me. From many of my middle-class colleagues in the media, I have seen only Borisphobia. Their Schadenfreude is off the scale. Ding dong, the toff is dead, they proclaim, as they congratulate themselves for the role their twittering thumbs played in toppling the dastardly Etonian.

But from the distinctly un-middle-class people I know from the other part of my life – old friends, family members – I have seen mostly sadness. No, they’re not sobbing into their pillows. They aren’t squealing Boris fanboys. They’re not even Tories. ‘What a pillock’ is something all of them have said about Boris on uncountable occasions. But they are notably not gleeful about what has happened this week. In fact they’re concerned.

I know why. It’s because many people out there – people who sell their labour, people who don’t tweet, people who know that women don’t have penises – see Boris as one of the few politicians who took them seriously. Sure, he himself might not be very serious, with his crumpled demeanour and illegal birthday cake and amnesia about Pincher’s pinching. But when it came to that most serious moment in modern British politics – our leaving of the European Union – he treated ordinary people with more respect than any other member of the political class. And I know from many discussions I’ve had in recent years, and in recent hours, that people will remember that.

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