Open Thread – Tues 5 July 2022


Surrender of Lord Cornwallis, John Trumbull, 1820

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Oh come on
Oh come on
July 5, 2022 4:17 pm

Rex Angersays:
July 5, 2022 at 4:09 pm

It’s not that. You aren’t even close.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 5, 2022 4:18 pm

m0nty-fa

There are few subjects where Godwin’s Law is less relevant than the current war in Ukraine.

You need to encourage your Ante-fa mates to head to Ukraine and enlist. Oh, sorry, Ukraine is where the Nazis are. Ante-fa won’t know at whom to shoot.

You could head over there also, to entertain the troops with fantasy football.

Zipster
July 5, 2022 4:18 pm

Ukraine is being punished by the Right because of the bastardry of the US Democrat Party from 2016-2020.

no. ukraine is being punished by Russia

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
July 5, 2022 4:19 pm

Sonce you asked, OCO here is a summary of Vlad’s speech comparing himself to Peter the Great:

https://nypost.com/2022/06/10/vladimir-putin-compares-himself-to-peter-the-great/

Chasing a transcript may be harder. But if I am fortunate, that will go up too

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 5, 2022 4:20 pm

m0ntysays:
July 5, 2022 at 4:14 pm
Zippy, you are the person least qualified to speak on that matter on this site, given your long history of pro-Nazi rhetoric.

Links please, m0nty-fa.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 5, 2022 4:21 pm

Peter Hitchins has a real bee in his bonnet about a potential link between use of Mary Jane and many very public murders.

Marijuana is extremely dangerous to schizophrenics. Not that you’ll that from the hippies.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2022 4:21 pm

“Zippy, you are the person least qualified to speak on that matter on this site, given your long history of pro-Nazi rhetoric.”

Really? I’ve never seen Zipster make excuses for Jew haters. You have though, more than once.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
July 5, 2022 4:21 pm

ukraine is being punished by Russia

Lolwut?

Did Ukraine lie about Vladimir Putin being a Russian agent, then weasel him out of a Presidential Election in favour of a dementia case?

johanna
johanna
July 5, 2022 4:24 pm

Could someone please explain why we, Australians, need to take sides on a war far away with no strategic importance for us?

There are other local wars going on, BTW, but nobody cares.

As usual, it’s all about someone wanting to sit at the big kids’ table.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2022 4:24 pm

Shaterzzz, been meaning to say congratulations, Dad, to you.

Bringing up four kids in public housing and keeping them stable is no mean feat, even back when yours were young. You were a good listener, which with teens is half the battle. The other half is their friends. Now it is extremely difficult to parent in public housing, because so few others in this sort of housing are good parents and it shows in the kids. Back in my day in the 1950’s there was at least a common culture of deprivation, of sending up hoity-toity types, of looking out for your kids and community condemnation of those way out of line, as when a mother left very young kids alone or when a deadbeat dad roughed mum or the kids up. Albo’s single mum too would have had support to draw on even in the 60’s in the inner-city public housing flats she was allocated. In his inner-city Labor Party Branch President days my own Hairy was a visitor to Albo’s home there. He says it was a simple flat, but well cared for; a far cry from what you see in these areas today.

With immigration and changing patterns of work the situation has markedly altered. There is a greater tendency to rely on government largesse, less unskilled work, more drugs, more expressed mental illness, more self-neglect, a lot of learned helplessness and less neighbourliness. The housing thus quickly deteriorates, especially in the older high rises, and ‘sinks of deprivation’ emerge.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 4:24 pm

NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant has urged people to “disregard anything we said about two doses” providing protection against COVID-19.

This is one of the most damning admissions on her part – and by extension on her brethren also in the business of locking people in their homes.

She was absolutely convinced last time. How can she think she has any cache of credibility left?

And it was not the first of her proclamations to make a fool of her.

But I can make a better prediction, I think. Having observed that everything she has told us has been wrong, I would say the smartest thing to do is ignore her.

John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 4:25 pm

The prime minister is in good company. His idol, Winston Churchill, was known to enjoy the restorative effect of 40 winks. Leonardo da Vinci, Bill Clinton, John F Kennedy and Salvador Dalí were all also said to be powernappers.

And Margaret Thatcher is alleged have needed only around 4 hours of sleep at night time. Not sure if she had 40 winks in the afternoon though.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 5, 2022 4:26 pm

There are few subjects where Godwin’s Law is less relevant than the current war in Ukraine.

I think it is undisputed that Ukraine (the less odious of the 2 sides) contains units extremely comfortable with nazi imagery.
I do think uke Vlad is in a bind, he has the Palestinian problem. If he sues for peace or makes concessions hes likely to be terminally replaced.
Rus Vlad has a similar problem, if his war is seen as a failure (despite all his control over media) hes likely to find himself retired with extreme prejudice.

Neither has a way of losing the war and saving face/their own skins, so a lot of other people are dying instead.

Monty should give himself an uppercut given his street fighting talk of yesteryear.

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 4:27 pm

Zipster:

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

Purged, Zipster.
The term is ‘Purged’.
As in ‘I love the smell of a good purging in the morning. It smells like victory.’

cohenite
July 5, 2022 4:27 pm

OldOzziesays:
July 5, 2022 at 2:41 pm
And One Wonder’s “Why” Nothing ever gets done in Australia?

Whitehaven faces new legal challenge to Narrabri expansion

These sorts of bullshit greenie activism court challenges are only possible because turdball did not proceed with a bill limiting standing of these bludgers. As it stands now with no requirement for some pack of greenies to show direct effect to gain standing itinerant greenies sponsored by out of towners can gain standing to dispute any mining decision on the usual grounds of gerbil warming.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
July 5, 2022 4:28 pm

It’s not that. You aren’t even close.

Really?

So why then, Oh Clever Clog, are so many folks here backing the Russians?

You all know what propaganda sounds like, so Russa invoking the word ‘Nazi’ every 15 seconds in regard to everyone and everything it doesn’t like, should have never registered with any of you in the same way it doesn’t when Antifa and the ABC use it.

And yet, here we are. Ukraine purged Azov (by its own members’ statements) of every species of extremist when it nationalised the unit in 2015, and everyone here swallowed the Russian casus belli whole.

And then never batted an eyelid when you got such corkers as these ardent supporters turning up amongst the Russian forces…

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 5, 2022 4:31 pm

Did Ukraine lie about Vladimir Putin being a Russian agent, then weasel him out of a Presidential Election in favour of a dementia case?

If the neocons did not want Putin to invade Ukraine, they should have made USA’s Presidential elections secure…oh..darn, what a twisted web they weave.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 5, 2022 4:32 pm

About 8 hours ago I posted about the article by Frank Chung on news.com au regarding Vax injury case.

Can no longer see it. Can anybody else see it now or has somebody woken up to fact not a good idea to have such an article day before decision on 4th booster.

Just had a quick chat with a friend of my son who is in Army. Surprisingly knowledgable about Vax etc. Says Army already pushing jab no 4 which had not heard before and bit of a surprise as decision only being made tomorrow.

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

I am sitting holed up in my study with the door closed and a two-bar electric radiant heater at my feet.

Continuous reliable energy. I love coal.

‘Warm hands, warm face, warm feet’.

Luvverley.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2022 4:37 pm

‘terminally replaced’ vs ‘retired with extreme prejudice’

I’m pinching that. An excellent summation of the current impasse.

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 4:40 pm

TFM:

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

The ‘soldier’ in Intel needs to look in the jobs section for a different line of work? He’s just shown in a very pointed way by complaining that he’s not part of the team and I would look closely at any ‘intelligence’ he gave to the troops.

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 4:44 pm

Rosie:
I used a portion of one of your posts this morning and got a repeated ‘internal error’ message.
Otherwise back to normal.
I’ll repost your post and see what happens.

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 4:47 pm

rosiesays:
July 5, 2022 at 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.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2022 4:47 pm

And Margaret Thatcher is alleged have needed only around 4 hours of sleep at night time. Not sure if she had 40 winks in the afternoon though.

I don’t think she did. Her excellent mind became demented in her later years.

Sleep deprivation is said in some studies to be related to an increase in dementia of the aged. Hence I try for seven or eight hours straight every night; otherwise, an arvo nap catch up.

I am annoyed that on every day this week I have things I have to do early on, meaning a 6.30am rise, so I have to get to bed earlier (which is difficult). Hairy, a night owl, just sleeps on, and on, and on.
Even more awful, tomorrow I can’t have a cup of tea till after my Cardiac Scan in the morning.

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 4:47 pm

OK, that posted all right – no error message.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 4:48 pm

No more reporting on case numbers.
Wow.
Is Queensland worse because they closed their borders for longer or is this a mirror of other states?

Queensland Premier discovers taking personal responsibility.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2022 4:50 pm

That sleep/dementia association is a bit chicken and egg though.

What caused the dementia? Was the long-term insomnia a symptom rather than a cause?

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2022 4:51 pm

From The Oz…

Channel 9 reporter Lana Murphy apologies for sharing controversial abortion post

Channel 9 Melbourne and one of its television reporters have both issued extraordinary apologies after the journalist posted a controversial image from a pro-choice rally on her social media account.

Crime reporter Lana Murphy shared a photo of herself on her social media account at the rally following the Roe V Wade decision in the US, and she was seen holding a sign that had been handed to her by a protester, which read: “Mary (The Virgin) should’ve had an abortion”.

The Instagram post was shared widely on social media and outraged many including those from religious communities, with some people calling for a public apology and demanding Channel 9 take action.

The station and Murphy’s contact details were shared online, encouraging people to voice their anger about the post.

Murphy was reporting from the Melbourne CBD rally on Saturday when the image of her holding the sign was taken. The journalist shared it on her account which has about 7000 followers.

But on Tuesday, Murphy’s employer issued an apology after an online backlash.

“On the weekend, a 9News journalist posted an image to her personal social media account that caused offence to some members of the community,” the statement said.

“The journalist did not mean to cause any offence, but has been counselled on why the post was not appropriate.

“9News apologises to anyone offended by the post.

“We respect all sides of this sensitive issue and pride ourselves on reporting with impartiality.”

Murphy temporarily closed down her Twitter account, but on Tuesday reactivated her account to share an apology.

“In my role as a journalist I always strive to remain impartial and respectful to either side of rational debate,” she said in a statement.

“On Saturday, while reporting on the pro-choice rally, I was photographed being passed a sign made by one of the attendees.”

She went on to concede the words on the sign and posting of the image “caused offence to some in the religious community”.

“This was not my intention, and I wholeheartedly apologise to those that were hurt,” she said.

“I acknowledge that in my professional role, it was not the appropriate time to appear to have chosen any side.””

The picture of Murphy holding the sign at the rally shows her laughing, she thought the sign was a hoot.

Murphy should be sacked.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 5, 2022 4:53 pm

The picture of Murphy holding the sign at the rally shows her laughing, she thought the sign was a hoot.

Her Irish great greats would flog her in public. Stupid little cow.

Zipster
July 5, 2022 4:55 pm

Zippy, you are the person least qualified to speak on that matter on this site, given your long history of pro-Nazi rhetoric.

you can’t quote a single pro-nazi post I have made, because none exist

yet more piss poor trolling

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2022 4:56 pm

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

From the same article.

The armed forces are undergoing changes with the army recently being asked to stop calling soldiers in the Queen’s bodyguard “Guardsman” after female soldiers complained about being referred to as men every day.

johanna
johanna
July 5, 2022 5:00 pm

H B Bear says:
July 5, 2022 at 4:21 pm

Peter Hitchins has a real bee in his bonnet about a potential link between use of Mary Jane and many very public murders.

Marijuana is extremely dangerous to schizophrenics. Not that you’ll that from the hippies.

Well, it’s a bit more complicated – sorry, Bear.

The dope that was available in the 1970s/80s was very much weaker than what is around today, on average. You were offered ‘leaf’ (3 joints to get any result, if you were lucky) or ‘leaf and heads’ (only joints with heads, thinly sprinkled, did anything) and ‘heads’ of variable quality.

There were the little grey/green compressed Thai heads sold on skewers as Budda sticks, highly prized for good reason.

There was a bit of opiated hash around – great value if you wanted to spend an afternoon or evening appreciating art and music. Black South African hash with white flecks.

An afternoon smoke of same put paid to my legal career. I attended a lecture after imbibing and realised for good that it wasn’t working. It confirmed many previous indicators. My mind doesn’t work like that. Waste of time.

The weed around today is many times stronger and cheaper than what we smoked. In those days, I would have unconditionally supported legalising marijuana.

Not sure about the stuff around these days.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 5, 2022 5:02 pm

I wonder how long Nein will put up with this bullshit. The problem with having the media in public ownership is nobody gives a shit about it. A proprietor would never put up with this. The government and the ALPBC are even worse.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 5, 2022 5:02 pm

Could someone please explain why we, Australians, need to take sides on a war far away with no strategic importance for us?

Johanna – We’re nearly defenseless. So we have to do as much as possible to incur favours from the people who can defend us, which is mainly the US.

Consequently the Australian government of whichever party spends a vast amount of effort to keep the US interested (they have the attentions span of a gnat). At the moment Biden is using Ukraine as a distraction squirrel, therefore we have to be seen to support his policies regarding Ukraine. If we did not, when the time comes to draw upon the favour-bank, the State Dept would tell the President that we betrayed them in such and such a circumstance, therefore the US should not help Australia with the blood of Americans.

So much of our international policy has been about this, like when Howard supported W in Iraq. Which he did elegantly to incur the favour without serious commitment in lives and money. Indeed the only two guys who died did so due to forklift accidents. Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor, Solomon Islands, Ukraine – all the same aim, pretty much.

The problem with the favour-bank idea is that the US and the EU are untrustworthy and unreliable sugar daddies. But since we have nothing else that’s about all we can attempt.

Of course we could build a serious defense, but the Left has opposed that for forever and the Right are captured by the wets who think climate change is more dangerous than China. So it’s back to the favour-bank.

Zipster
July 5, 2022 5:03 pm

Did Ukraine lie about Vladimir Putin being a Russian agent, then weasel him out of a Presidential Election in favour of a dementia case?

huh? this makes no sense

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2022 5:04 pm

bullplop arguments

I’m stealing that one too, in order to improve the gentility of my commenting.

Cats are well up to standard today in their descriptors.

Oh come on
Oh come on
July 5, 2022 5:04 pm

Rex, your transcript doesn’t match the quotes attributed to Putin in that shonky NY Post article that can’t manage to get even basic facts like where the speech occurred correct. It’s a pretty standard hatchet job that starts with a lie:

Russian President Vladimir Putin has compared himself to Peter the Great

No, he didn’t. It also ends with a lie in the form of weasel words:

Putin blamed Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Union, for creating Ukraine on what Putin said was historically Russian territory.

This isn’t even controversial, and presenting it as if Putin is being dishonest is dishonest. Most of Ukraine was indeed historically Russian territory, and the Soviets quite deliberately established and built up the SSR of Ukraine in an effort to ensure the USSR would not be overly dominated by the Russian SFSR. They were concerned that Russian nationalism would be a threat to their power. It turns out they were right to be concerned, given that Russian nationalism played a major role in the eventual demise of the USSR.

If you are looking for the transcript of Putin’s speech referred to in your article, this is what you’re looking for. I don’t see anything there that deviates much from what Putin has been saying for years.

Zipster
July 5, 2022 5:05 pm

We’re nearly defenseless. So we have to do as much as possible to incur favours from the people who can defend us, which is mainly the US.

and china is busy setting up a checkmate in the pacific as we speak. we’re screwed

Old bloke
Old bloke
July 5, 2022 5:05 pm

Big_Nambas says:
July 5, 2022 at 2:33 pm

The WA gov is full of shit!! I know too many people in Perth that are unvaxxed for the gov numbers to be true. If QLD has 18% unvaxxed I find it very hard to believe West Aussies are so much stupider than them. I am unvaxxed and had covid, not much fun but better than the jab side effects that are slowly being reported.

Same with me Big Nambas, in my circle of acquaintances I’d say that 2 out of every 10 are unvaxxed. In my family in WA, my wife, a daughter and youngest son are unvaxxed, another daughter is vaxxed, but she’s a school teacher so she had little choice. I’ve got other family interstate and overseas who unfortunately took the jab.

I think that WA would be like Queensland, around 18 to 20 percent said “no thanks, bugger off.”

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
July 5, 2022 5:09 pm

At an airport newsagent browsing the bookstore. One good with plenty of stock is ‘who needs the ABC?’ . Summary on the back describes how this institution is under attack, had its budget slashed and bs bs bs all the way down.

Who needs it? Not me

Oh and there is a plethora of books of other ABC hacks, Crabb, Sales…

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

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

I am sitting holed up in my study with the door closed and a two-bar electric radiant heater at my feet.

I am sitting in my office barefoot on the tiled floor, clad in football shorts & t-shirt, with the door closed & the aircon cranked up.
Continuous reliable energy, I love coal.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
July 5, 2022 5:09 pm

Haha typo..

One book….

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 5, 2022 5:12 pm

johanna

Well, it’s a bit more complicated – sorry, Bear.

Aware of all that. It merely strengthens the argument.

bespoke
bespoke
July 5, 2022 5:12 pm

Only miner adverse effects from the jab reported by close family and friends.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2022 5:13 pm

favor bank

An oldie but still a goodie, Bruce.
As first operationally described in Tom Wolfe’s ‘Bonfire of the Vanities’.
Describes our arcane and archaic system of defense admirably.
The tummy-roll manoeuvre.
Also known as the scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours mode of partnership.
Often highly unequal and subject to turbulence.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 5:14 pm

“The journalist did not mean to cause any offence, but has been counselled on why the post was not appropriate.

How dumb must you be.

As dumb as a modern journalist.

Oh come on
Oh come on
July 5, 2022 5:15 pm

So why then, Oh Clever Clog, are so many folks here backing the Russians?

I can’t speak for others. I understand why the Russians are doing what they’re doing. Fundamentally, I don’t consider it our business and we should never have made it our business. That’s my position.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 5, 2022 5:16 pm

I am sitting in my dingy little office, where a stingy
Ray of sunlight struggles feebly down between the houses tall,
And the foetid air and gritty of the dusty, dirty city
Through the open window floating, spreads its foulness over all

And in place of lowing cattle, I can hear the fiendish rattle
Of the tramways and the ‘buses making hurry down the street,
And the language uninviting of the gutter children fighting,
Comes fitfully and faintly through the ceaseless tramp of feet.

And the hurrying people daunt me, and their pallid faces haunt me
As they shoulder one another in their rush and nervous haste,
With their eager eyes and greedy, and their stunted forms and weedy,
For townsfolk have no time to grow, they have no time to waste.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 5:18 pm

So why then, Oh Clever Clog, are so many folks here backing the Russians?

You think so? It might seem, in a way, a round about way, vacuously, that way. I suppose.

As I see it, Ukraine was poking at Russia, and those bioweapon labs were very significant – although labs are not actually tactically effective in delivering bioweapons. In any event the Russians turned it from posturing to killing people. That takes it from bellicose talk to actual material grievance and burning revenge.

At the same time, the people we normally expect to intervene allay tensions – the Leader of the Free World, and NATO (I suppose – when they actually turn up), instead are egging one side on from the sidelines. They have instead, to borrow an image, been writing cheques Ukraine can’t cash. They can send all the hardware they like but it is Ukrainians that are getting shot with it.

So we are stuck with the MSM in the West taking sides and tilting their reporting very much sympathetically to benefit one side. Counteracting this bias means critically disregarding much of what we are hearing the press claim the Ukrainians have achieved, and giving additional credence to what we hear from the fringes that the MSM deny. Hardly a guaranteed method relying more on weighing up reports from mainstream and fringe elements, but the alternative is to swallow inconsistent information uncritically.

So what you end up seeing here is people saying they disbelieve positive reports on the part of the Ukrainians, and believing stories from certain blogs and tweets on the part of the Russians.

There are no good people here. Except perhaps the innocents caught in the crossfire – including the Russians sent to fight and die in a stupid war to shore up the military pretensions and historical visions of the Putin and his mob.

areff
areff
July 5, 2022 5:19 pm

Murphy should be sacked.

ABC gig waiting for her, no worries

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2022 5:20 pm

I am sitting in my dingy little office, where a stingy
Ray of sunlight struggles feebly down between the houses tall,

I’m getting old – I can remember learning that at school.

johanna
johanna
July 5, 2022 5:21 pm

Can’t stand it any more, this pedant is done. Done, I tell youse!

‘Cache’ is the thing on the internet which captures your activities.

‘Cachet’ is the thing youse all seem to be referring to. Nothing makes you look more like a prat than using words you can’t spell or don’t understand.

Dot.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 5, 2022 5:23 pm

Townsville 15.1°C (coldest in 15 years)

Oi which one of you southerners left the door open.

We scraped to 16 today, yesterday if you don’t include before the trough came through where it was 18 deg we managed 15.

I remember 2007, 11-14deg but that lasted 1 day. Sorry for all the power coming this way but my reverse cycle has been running flat out set to 26deg, mates in Mackay same.

Nice 2″ of rain though.

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 5:28 pm

“In my role as a journalist I always strive to remain impartial and respectful to either side of rational debate,” she said in a statement.

Liar.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 5, 2022 5:30 pm

m0nty-fa

Zippy, you are the person least qualified to speak on that matter on this site, given your long history of pro-Nazi rhetoric.

You reject any thought that they might have had – what was that phrase? Cassie, please help, m0nty-fa’s phrase excusing various groups around the world for hateful rhetoric and acts of violence has slipped my mind, can you remember it?

bespoke
bespoke
July 5, 2022 5:30 pm

Nothing makes you look more like a prat than using words you can’t spell or don’t understand.

Yes very frustrating, johanna.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
July 5, 2022 5:33 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
July 5, 2022 at 4:56 pm
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

He needs a stint under the tutelage of Battery Sgt Williams

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 5:34 pm

Dover Beach:

Engaging in offensives that squander limited manpower and equipment. They’ve had their successes, to be sure, but their situation now is critical.

Yes – like the Ardennes Offensive.
Had the Germans decided on a limited objective of surrounding then taking out Pattons 3rd Army in the south whilst building a hard shoulder at the northern end to write down Allied armour assets, they may have been able to force the war weary Allies to hold off over the 44/45 winter and spring with enough time to transfer their armour to meet the Soviet spring offensive in 45.
In conjunction with Gallands? thousand fighter assault on the Allied bomber streams, it may have been enough to give Germany a breather.
Dunno.
I’m more a “How do you eat an elephant sort of bloke”.*
*Take small bites and chew like Hell.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 5, 2022 5:37 pm

OCO

It turns out they were right to be concerned, given that Russian nationalism played a major role in the eventual demise of the USSR.

In the Perestroika era, Gorbachev once made an unfortunate slip of the tongue when he remarked about the “Russian, that is to say, the Soviet people (blah, blah, blah)”. There was no real doubt about what he thought, but even he had to bow to Soviet political correctness.

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 5:39 pm

Johanna:

I ignore specials, unless they relate to something I am buying anyway – then I might stock up.

I never ignore specials – most of my stock is from that group*. You just need to be aware of previous prices and use-by-dates.
*Apart from meat.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 5:41 pm

Townsville 15.1°C (coldest in 15 years)

Consistently 10 degrees below average in my neck of the QLD woods for days now, RD.

Order of firewood being delivered Thursday and just in time!

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 5:42 pm

Mother Load:

What links the community of the right together is respect. Disagree sure, but respect other people having opinions. Soon enough, with ideas no longer being impediments, you get to see the person themselves. The Left cannot get to that point.
So, a refugee from the Left can find a new home on the right where they can discuss opinions. They don’t have to be the same. They just have to respect others.

Many valid points.
I shall, of course, steal them and refuse attribution so people think I’m a clever clogs.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 5, 2022 5:43 pm

ML

Counteracting this bias means critically disregarding much of what we are hearing the press claim the Ukrainians have achieved,

The MSM has forgotten (if they ever knew) the adage that applies equally to both military operations and natural disasters.

Things are never either as good or as bad as first reported. Some humility in their reporting would not go astray.

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 5:47 pm

Fundamentally, I don’t consider it our business and we should never have made it our business. That’s my position.

Unfortunately we live in Mongistan, so a far off war with dubious combatants is made a policy centrepiece of the Mongistan Uniparty.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 5, 2022 5:51 pm

“In my role as a journalist I always strive to remain impartial and respectful to either side of rational debate,” she said in a statement.

Unfortunately, like many j’ismists she probably believes this.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2022 5:51 pm

The picture of Murphy holding the sign at the rally shows her laughing, she thought the sign was a hoot.

Murphy should be sacked.

Totally agree. She also used it to attract Twitter followers.

Would she have put up a pic slagging off at any other religion, one in particular?

No. She would have known better. She just didn’t care if she offended Christians.

Sack her as an example. She’s no innocent who didn’t know. She thought it was smart.

bespoke
bespoke
July 5, 2022 5:53 pm

I don’t belong to eny “community” only the bespoke clan.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 5, 2022 5:53 pm

I am sitting holed up in my study with the door closed and a two-bar electric radiant heater at my feet

FFS get a reverse cycle air conditioner and get more heat than you pay for.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 5:53 pm

The armed forces are undergoing changes with the army recently being asked to stop calling soldiers in the Queen’s bodyguard “Guardsman” after female soldiers complained about being referred to as men every day.

The big push of feminists has not been to remold men and women into some sort of median so they merge into a single role. It has been to move women into ‘men’ niches – make the women into men.

If they are being called ‘men’ it should be perfection for them. Whatever they are thinking of men being able to do, by classifying these women as ‘men’, they are saying that they are equal to it.

I blame hysteria.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 5:54 pm

It has been to move women into ‘men’ niches – make the women into men

In fact, it has been to move women into ‘men’ niches – make the women into men

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 5:54 pm

One of the few unvaxxed back at work today. Second attempt after one of the sheep launched a complaint, primarily because scared of unvaxxed.

Australian’s are mostly like sheep. Easily frightened and willing to trample over anyone and anything in order to escape….

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 5:55 pm

Bourne 1879:

Health Ministers, CHO’s and most experts now in unison about not bringing back mask mandates.

Interestingly enough, I was in Longreach Hospital today getting a CT scan and everyone was wearing masks. Whenever I spoke to someone on staff, I asked them to remove their mask as I was finding it very difficult to follow instructions given verbally.
No one refused.
🙂

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 5:56 pm

Does anyone have a link to wotsisname the shooter?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 5:56 pm

I noticed that after I posted, Johanna.

But I basically type as I think – which is why my syntax can be so iffy as well. I am shocking at proof reading.

I am pretending it is an charming quirk.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
July 5, 2022 5:58 pm

Nothing makes you look more like a prat than using words you can’t spell or don’t understand.

I konkur, i find it highly vecksashus to the point that it leaves me palpayting with despondensee. Thankfully i am too depreekayting in personar to allow it to inkulkate my sykee.

Franx
Franx
July 5, 2022 5:59 pm

Motherlode, 5.18
Interesting take on ‘Putin and his mob.’Anything on Zelensky and his mob?

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 6:00 pm

Are you misusing them pesky furrin woids agin?

Sacks of blue!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2022 6:00 pm

I don’t think what Murphy did was a matter of free speech either.

She was striking at the very heart of Christian belief. The Virgin Birth of the Saviour.
That’s pretty serious bad behaviour. Unthinkable in another age.
The sort of thing that got Wendy Bacon debarred from legal practice as not of good character.
Except worse?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 5, 2022 6:02 pm

my sykee

lol. I have one of those too.

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 6:02 pm

and china is busy setting up a checkmate in the pacific as we speak. we’re screwed

Could the CCP do a worse job of running Australia than the current Mongs?

The CCP putting them up against the wall and shooting them for ratting out Australia to the CCP would gain the CCP quite a bit of favour with the locals.

Most Quislings don’t survive, one way or another.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 6:02 pm

See! I corrected something when it had seemed to communicate the an intent substantially at odds with actual intent.

Okay, I proof read after I post.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 5, 2022 6:04 pm

Bacon ended up at J School. Worse than real estate.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
July 5, 2022 6:05 pm

Nothing makes you look more like a prat than using words you can’t spell or don’t understand.

In French that would be – Jes sui, i am, a pot of jam.

Don’t thank me, i’m a people person.

Frank
Frank
July 5, 2022 6:08 pm

In my role as a journalist I always strive to remain impartial and respectful to either side of rational debate

That one word “rational” provides all the wiggle room required.

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 6:09 pm

Anyone know where I can buy crude oil in Australia?

I was looking at $2.26/L prices on the way home and was thinking that I should build a pirate refinery. Single distillation tower only. Backload the crude road tankers with kero and use that to cut back the crude to make it more readily pumped and handled.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 5, 2022 6:09 pm

. All mispellings can be umproved by the addition of spot points at the sart.
. Luck this.
.whore this.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2022 6:09 pm

Just think for one minute, if Murphy had insulted that one particular religion…..

Would she still have a job?

No.

Would she be receiving death threats?

Yes.

Would she now be in hiding?

Yes.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 5, 2022 6:11 pm

.RanDOm cPtilIZationS r Gud Too.

duncanm
duncanm
July 5, 2022 6:13 pm

Trioli, who also shares hosting duties on ABC’s Thursday night chat show Q+A, saw her listenership share drop 1.9 percentage points this survey period

to be more correct, it dropped from 9.4 to 7.5%. That’s a 20% reduction.

bespoke
bespoke
July 5, 2022 6:14 pm

Stop it!!

Jorge
Jorge
July 5, 2022 6:14 pm

The government and the ALPBC are even worse.

Would anyone have the barest clue that NAIDOC week is in progress if not for the ABC ?
ABCFM currently broadcasting didgeridoo yelping sounds to disturb preprandials. Offski. Over to MBS.

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2022 6:17 pm

“I wonder how long Nein will put up with this bullshit. The problem with having the media in public ownership is nobody gives a shit about it. A proprietor would never put up with this. The government and the ALPBC are even worse.”

If Kerry Packer was still around as Nine’s proprietor she’s already be job hunting.

Zipster
July 5, 2022 6:17 pm

Dutch farmers block food distribution centers over new environmental rules
Farmers in the Netherlands reacted angrily to a proposal by lawmakers, including a plan to shut down some cattle farms to tackle harmful nitrogen emissions.

duncanm
duncanm
July 5, 2022 6:29 pm

More than 1200 people who weren’t up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations have died in NSW so far this year.

its surprisingly hard to find for the public… but there’s been 2959 deaths in 2022 in nsw due to covid.

So that would mean about 1700 people who were ‘up to date’ have died.

Now.. 65% of people are up to date at three shots at the moment.

That doesn’t appear to be much of a benefit, does it ?

Cassie of Sydney
July 5, 2022 6:31 pm

“Mother Lodesays:
July 5, 2022 at 5:18 pm”

I think you’ve said it best.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 5, 2022 6:32 pm

Should Albo skip the Pacific forum next week to focus on domestic issues?

Yes 72% 235 votes
No 28% 93 votes

Daily Mail for your chance to vote, and see Albo get all testy being quizzed about o/s – and he’s off to Fiji next week.

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 6:32 pm

B17 painted V unpainted.

(This is a seriously interesting channel, presenting a lot of contemporary information and research.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=420fO_-u0nE

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 6:33 pm

In French that would be – Jes sui, i am, a pot of jam.

Or Kennedy’s stirring vow to the people of Berlin, “I am a jelly doughnut”.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 6:33 pm

Oh, top o’ th’ page, t’ ya!

sfw
sfw
July 5, 2022 6:35 pm

rickw, re a refinery, is the small one in Barnawartha still there? It did good business recycling oil from all around till the price dropped too far a few years ago. I heard it was mothballed, if so it may be worth getting it going again.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 6:38 pm

Should Albo skip the Pacific forum next week to focus on domestic issues?

Who’s this Albo?

His name is Anthony Overseasy.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

areff says: July 5, 2022 at 3:15 pm

PS: If any Cat homemakers can suggest a detergent that banishes blood stains, much appreciated.

Bloodstains, especially on white shirts, are something I have a helluva lot of experience with.

Drop it in a bucket of soda water asap (if fresh & wet)
After that, or if an old dry stain, soak, rub, etc with ammonia & dish liquid. Give it plenty of soak, & then some rub-rub-rub, then soak some more.

Squirt one of those enzyme cleaners (in trigger pack at supamarket) liberally, both sides if possible.
Wash in cold water (at all stages use cold water) with plenty of laundry detergent.

Repeat as many times as you need to.

Oops, gotta zoom, prolly a bloodstain to handle. There’s bound to be tonnes of [conflicting] advice to be found on the net to add to my two-bob’s worth.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 6:40 pm

Should Albo skip the Pacific forum next week to focus on domestic issues?

He should be turned away from anything that offers an oxygen supply.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 5, 2022 6:49 pm

Can’t see Albo being given a hard time by Andwew Pwobyn who’s been stuck in Paris for the last few days with the corporate credit card.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 5, 2022 6:49 pm

rosie says: July 5, 2022 at 4:48 pm

No more reporting on case numbers.
Wow.

You weren’t relying on talking heads at press releases for covid counts were you?
The Banana Quacks’ stats page is still being updated.
https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/government-response/statistics

Cumulative 705k individual people infected and 1281 deaths from it, that’s a 0.18% death rate.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 5, 2022 6:50 pm

The agony of the West
Thierry Meyssan, VoltaireNet.org

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 6:51 pm

This mine produces not just thermal coal, but significant amounts of fugitive methane as well,

Fugitive Methane.
AaaaaHHhaaaahahahaha!

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 5, 2022 6:52 pm

I hope you didn’t bring any foot and mouth back from Bali Groogs.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 5, 2022 6:52 pm

Mother Lode says: July 5, 2022 at 6:33 pm

Oh, top o’ th’ page, t’ ya!

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

😉

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 5, 2022 6:54 pm

One suspects fugitive methane is a term of art. But running out of places to hide.

Zipster
July 5, 2022 6:56 pm

China in Focus – NTD
01:00 #Tesla Deliveries Fall Amid China’s COVID-19 Shutdown
02:28 China’s Influence on the World Economic Forum
05:19 Exposing the Chinese Regime’s Hidden Crime
08:22 Forced Organ Harvesting Continues in China: NGO
11:52 Western Ambassadors in China Criticize Russia

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 6:58 pm

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

?

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 6:58 pm

Lizzie:

I am contemplating adding a mask when I go to Bunnings, plus my sunglasses, in order to avoid their facial recognition software.

Say frigging wot?

mem
mem
July 5, 2022 6:59 pm

areffsays:
July 5, 2022 at 3:15 pm
Mem says at this stage you have a weeping wound. I am a carer for elderly with deep ulcers. There is a new product/dressing available through chemists developed by the lady who treated burns patients in Bali bombings which has never failed when I have used it. (Allevyn Adhesive foam dressing for burns and deep wounds). It heals a deep wound from inside out, whilst absorbing seepage. Get a pack of two and a size that will cover and overlap wound. You will need someone else to apply if on your back. Ask chemist if you have no one to assist. You leave it on for several days then change when it gets wet. Remarkably it prevents scaring even for a large wound.

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 7:00 pm

Indolent:

There’s a link there to the full session, if you have the stomach for it.

Pass.

rosie
rosie
July 5, 2022 7:02 pm

Berka
It was mere idle curiosity because that article popped up on my google homepage, outside here I don’t know any one with any interest in covid, (except when they get it).

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 5, 2022 7:05 pm

H B Bear says:
July 5, 2022 at 6:52 pm
I hope you didn’t bring any foot and mouth back from Bali Groogs.

Reports today that Australian bio security and quarantine put the chances of F&M reaching Australia at 18%.
We could see a sixteen billion dollar industry destroyed overnight. All exports are stopped if we have an incursion.
Perhaps Albo could put his mind to it.

Winston Smith
July 5, 2022 7:06 pm

OCO:

remember when we thought the crazy Millennials would graduate from their gender studies courses and the realities of life would slap the stupid ideologies out of them? Boy were we wrong. They graduated and made the stupid ideologies realities of life.

Does anyone remember the cisnormative letter we got on the Doolords site a few years ago?
Oh, how we laughed!
…and here we are.

Jorge
Jorge
July 5, 2022 7:09 pm

From Ed’s link:

The former Russian ambassador to NATO and current director of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, has responded by publishing on his Telegram account the coordinates of the NATO decision-making centers, including the Madrid summit room [9]. Russia has hypersonic launchers, for the moment impossible to intercept, which can carry a nuclear warhead in a few minutes to the NATO headquarters in Brussels and the Pentagon in Washington. To avoid any misunderstanding, Sergei Lavrov specified, alluding to the Straussians, that the martial decisions of the West were not taken by the military, but by the US State Department. It would be the first target.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 5, 2022 7:11 pm

Who’s Albo?

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 7:17 pm

Perhaps Albo could put his mind to it.

Sorry…more important matters to attend to that he daren’t trust Mr Wrong with.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 5, 2022 7:17 pm

Russia has hypersonic launchers, for the moment impossible to intercept, which can carry a nuclear warhead in a few minutes to the NATO headquarters in Brussels and the Pentagon in Washington. To avoid any misunderstanding, Sergei Lavrov specified, alluding to the Straussians, that the martial decisions of the West were not taken by the military, but by the US State Department. It would be the first target.

Many would applaud, raise a toast and write in Vlad for President.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 7:17 pm

Who’s Albo?

Where’s Albo?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2022 7:17 pm

We could see a sixteen billion dollar industry destroyed overnight. All exports are stopped if we have an incursion.

The Labor members who ran screaming in circles, demanding that the Gilliard Government ban the live cattle trade to Indonesia, on the basis of footage, brought and paid for, by the Greens, have a lot to answer for!

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 7:18 pm

What’s an Albo?

Is it a car?

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 5, 2022 7:19 pm

duncanm says: July 5, 2022 at 6:29 pm

its surprisingly hard to find for the public… but there’s been 2959 deaths in 2022 in nsw due to covid.
So that would mean about 1700 people who were ‘up to date’ have died.
Now.. 65% of people are up to date at three shots at the moment.
That doesn’t appear to be much of a benefit, does it ?

Dear statisticats, what’s the right way to compute the benefit here?
I’m figuring the effect of “being up to date on boosters” is that the number of people who died from covid was reduced by 11%. ((1700÷2959) ?0.65)÷0.65 = -0.11

I just checked “NSW Respiratory Surveillance Report – week ending 25 June 2022” and the figures for that week are worse than the longer term average. :

There were 104 COVID-19 deaths reported this week. Of these, all were eligible for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine but only 72 (69%) had received a third dose.

The % of deaths that were boosted was more than the % boosted in general pop.

May be better to look at CFR in boosted vs non-boosted, and there have been some publications about that somewhere, just can’t recall where, but they were from a while back so won’t include effects of newer (BA.5) strain and further waning of original jab efficacy (or increased benefit of booster).

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 5, 2022 7:19 pm

Sheridan just called Ukraine a brave democracy.
It may be worth saving from butcher Vlad but it ain’t a democracy.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 5, 2022 7:21 pm

COL CB,
You might want to look at your link again. Cases in Qld are 1.3m.

However that is way under real number. In Feb the CHO Qld said he thought 1/3 Qld had had it by then and most did not know it. That would be well over 1.3m. More recently an expert from the Burnett Institute said she thought only 40% of cases had been reported for the country. When she said it official stats were 8 million so that wouid mean more like 20 million.

Either way you can very safely say more than half population has had it. Naturally that would mean the death, ICU and hospitalisation rates are much much lower than they like to keep telling us. Also remember those cases of death and hospital numbers are with Covid and not purely Covid. Points the media never seem to be able to pick up on.

“Cumulative 705k individual people infected and 1281 deaths from it, that’s a 0.18% death rate”

calli
calli
July 5, 2022 7:22 pm

I think I’ve heard an Albo. It sounds like a whiney 70’s shop steward when it accelerates.

Two gears – spend and blame.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
July 5, 2022 7:24 pm

Fugitive Methane.
AaaaaHHhaaaahahahaha!

I wish I myself produced more of this.

Sadly, the sulphites and valve events give me away… 🙁

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2022 7:25 pm

Two gears – spend and blame.

Three gears – tax, spend and blame.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 7:28 pm

It may be worth saving from butcher Vlad but it ain’t a democracy.

Worth noting again that Zelensky was elected with a strong majority and a mandate to make peace with Russia over the Donbas.

The Ukrainian hard right told him in no uncertain terms that wouldn’t be happening.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 7:31 pm

H B Bearsays:

July 5, 2022 at 6:54 pm

One suspects fugitive methane is a term of art. But running out of places to hide.

Did home-made baked beans in the slow cooker yesterday.
Hoo, boy!
Don’t talk to me about fugitive methane.
I had Force Ten fugitive, renegade, maverick, free-range methane for 24 hours.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 5, 2022 7:31 pm

Bourne1879 says: July 5, 2022 at 7:21 pm

You might want to look at your link again. Cases in Qld are 1.3m.

Yes, I saw that the first time. What’s your quibble? You do know the difference between cases and people, right?

Agreed on the under-reporting, if it were anything like what Austria found it will be 5x, but producing an estimated IFR requires estimating rather than just counting cases, more assumptions and uncertainty in that.

Roger
Roger
July 5, 2022 7:36 pm

Reports today that Australian bio security and quarantine put the chances of F&M reaching Australia at 18%. We could see a sixteen billion dollar industry destroyed overnight. All exports are stopped if we have an incursion. Perhaps Albo could put his mind to it.

Leaping into action (from abroad), the first thing he’d do is blame Morrison.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 7:47 pm

Colonel Berko at 6:49.

Cumulative 705k individual people infected and 1281 deaths from it, that’s a 0.18% death rate.

And if we break it down by age group and/or co-morbidities we will find that it is background noise for people under 60 without serious co-morbidities.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 5, 2022 7:49 pm

Australian bio security and quarantine put the chances of F&M reaching Australia at 18%. .. All exports are stopped if we have an incursion. Perhaps Albo could put his mind to it.

Leaping into action (from abroad), the first thing he’d do is blame Morrison.

I don’t hold a heifer, mate. – Elbow probably.

Rabz
July 5, 2022 7:49 pm

“My message to everyone is disregard anything we said about … “

… anything.

I have been, you foul stupid old fascist slag.

Went into the CBD today for a work meeting. The public transport face nappie mandate is being hugely ignored – only about 30% of commuters wearing them and about 50% of the latter not wearing them over mouth and nose – and who’s to thank for this inexcusable, irredeemable idiocy?

The stupid frigging gliberal party.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 5, 2022 7:51 pm

we will find that it is background noise for people under 60 without serious co-morbidities.

Albolutely. Single mums from Marrickville have nothing to worry about.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 5, 2022 7:53 pm

Lizzie

Did you see the link to UK Friends of Friendless Churches in the sidebar (among the tweets)?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Inflation ain’t even yet beginning:

Wholesalers inform me today that in a few weeks (August) the price of Woodstock & Cola (+ similar products) will rise.
This will mean an increase to the retail price I charge of approx $6 – $7 per carton.

John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 8:01 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
July 5, 2022 at 4:47 pm
And Margaret Thatcher is alleged have needed only around 4 hours of sleep at night time. Not sure if she had 40 winks in the afternoon though.

I don’t think she did. Her excellent mind became demented in her later years.

Well, actually she did and here is a bbc link to sleeping for 4 hours. And it appears that long term it is not good for you which is what you indicated. Churchill and Napoleon are also mentioned.

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22084671

132andBush
132andBush
July 5, 2022 8:02 pm

Close call with a tornado

QDM.
Worth watching for a few minutes for one of the best explanations I have seen on how tornadoes form.

Not Uh oh
Not Uh oh
July 5, 2022 8:04 pm

Anyone know how the Ukraine/Russia peace talks are going? Didn’t think so.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 5, 2022 8:11 pm

Churchill and Napoleon are also mentioned.

Churchill’s habit of an afternoon snooze actually caused much ill feeling amongst his juniors. An afternoon siesta may have enabled him to work until the small hours, but they were denied such a luxury, and were expected to be by his side.

John Sheldrick
July 5, 2022 8:13 pm

Kneelsays:
July 5, 2022 at 12:31 pm
“Glad I never (or ever will get jabbed) got jabbed.”

Not sure that’ll “save” you John – those of us deemed “essential” didn’t get the opportunity to sit at home sucking on the GovCo teet, it was either get jabbed or lose the job and no benefits for you, fella-me-lad.
So if we all keel over, say goodbye to most medical, logistics, electricity, gas, water, fuel etc etc workers. That might be more than a little inconvenient, eh?

Fortunately for me I am retired and was retired at the time of the start of this madness. I have explained in a previous post yesterday my reasons for not getting jabbed.

My top notch immune system has looked after me for nearly 70 years and I must have good genes as Mum is still here age 90 years.

And I refuse to get jabbed with an experimental emergency approved drug. It is not even a proper vaccine anyway.

Bruce
Bruce
July 5, 2022 8:14 pm

@Calli:

” These rather pesky little variants are quite intelligent

A virus more intelligent than the Health Minister.

Odd words to use if the thing is so deadly. ”

Anyone who claims that a “virus” is “intelligent” is a terminal ratbag. Your basic virus is functionally a bio-chemical weapon. It does NOT retire to the library to contemplate its next evil move. Whence the “Spanish flu” that slaughtered hundreds of millions , starting as WW1 was winding down? Did it appear out of nowhere, slaughter millions already weakened and wander of in a huff and re-engineer itself into an endless stream of lethal dub-variants? NO.

Interesting pat of the timeline is that it appeared in Europe late in WW1, just after the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Chinese labourers, imported from Southern China, to do the civil engineering “dog-work” for the Allies big push against the Germans.

That this caper STARTED with a laboratory genetic engineering exercise in “gain of function” has been known from early days. It is a BIO-WEAPON, pure and simple. Therefore, the people who “made it” know EXACTLY how it works and EXACTLY how to “tweak” it.

In the “REAL” world, virii “burn themselves out”; in one of two ways: Being SO lethal that they the unfortunate hosts do not live long enough to transmit the bug to a new victim, or become LESS lethal with each replication cycle, thus allowing the unfortunate hosts to recover and pass on the bug but in a slightly less potent strain.

As for the outright criminality of the ruthless suppression of proven “treatments” (not cures), Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine, this CLEARLY indicates that a “crisis” WAS the desired result, and a crisis with a high body-count so much more desirable.

Time to dust off the tumbrels.

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 8:20 pm

Peta Credlin: “ People are screwed”

Interesting given that this is only just getting started.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbgk86KiVdA&t=17s

Frank
Frank
July 5, 2022 8:21 pm

Three gears – tax, spend and blame.

Four, you forgot snivel for when a reversal of direction is required.

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 8:26 pm

We could see a sixteen billion dollar industry destroyed overnight. All exports are stopped if we have an incursion.

On this basis, it’s absolutely guaranteed to happen. What’s going on isn’t stupidity or an accident. It’s a demolition job.

Mater
July 5, 2022 8:26 pm

And if we break it down by age group and/or co-morbidities we will find that it is background noise for people under 60 without serious co-morbidities.

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2022/07/coronavirus-covid-19-at-a-glance-4-july-2022.pdf

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 8:31 pm

If any Cat homemakers can suggest a detergent that banishes blood stains, much appreciated.

Somewhere I have a photo of a PNG National article that unashamedly provided such advice in their home improvements section.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 8:38 pm

I don’t know what to make of the Chinese & Russians showing off their hypersonic capabilities.
But the US isn’t showing off theirs.
Wonder what the story is there.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 8:47 pm

Mater at 8:26.
The inverse relationship between cases x age-group and deaths x age-group is stark and confirms my previous analysis of Kung Flu 1.0 in Victoria.

Zipster
July 5, 2022 8:47 pm
Zipster
July 5, 2022 8:48 pm

US Court Ruling May Take 70,000 Truckers Off Road, Spur Jams
Decision to add fuel to ongoing supply-chain crisis, CTA says
Owner-operators in California have week to cease business

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 8:49 pm

Zipster, I think the only response to that is uh-oh spaghetti-oh.

Frank
Frank
July 5, 2022 8:51 pm

But the US isn’t showing off theirs.

The US is developing hypersonic scramjets but the other two have hypersonic glide vehicles so the comparison is not one to one.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 8:51 pm

How can the US be lagging the Chinese & Russians on this technology.
The US spend fuck tons more than the Chinese & the Russians are spending a fraction of what the both of them are.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 8:52 pm

Frank, can you please explain the difference?

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 8:56 pm

I was channel surfing this evening & came across Seven on one of the fox movie channels.
That is still one of my favourite films.
The sequence from when Spacey walks into the cop shop until the end is one of the best in movie history.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 5, 2022 8:57 pm

I love it how Toby from The West Wing is Kevin Spacey’s lawyer.

Frank
Frank
July 5, 2022 9:03 pm

Not really my area but in a nutshell.

Glide ones are shot from a rocket and then detach in the upper atmosphere at high speeds, they rely on control surfaces to steer themselves but thereafter are unpowered.

Scramjets are propelled by themselves and retain the ability to travel at high speed for longer presumably.

Sandbox video that gives a pretty good rundown.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
July 5, 2022 9:06 pm

Here you go, Winston
If you go through the comments as well his social media tells the real tale.

P
P
July 5, 2022 9:17 pm

Colonel Crispin Berkasays:
July 5, 2022 at 7:51 pm

we will find that it is background noise for people under 60 without serious co-morbidities.

Albolutely. Single mums from Marrickville have nothing to worry about.

What a strange comment.
My daughter has lived at Marrickville for 25yrs and my two youngest grandchildren attend Enmore Catholic school.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 5, 2022 9:19 pm

feelthebernsays:
July 5, 2022 at 8:51 pm
How can the US be lagging the Chinese & Russians on this technology.
The US spend fuck tons more than the Chinese & the Russians are spending a fraction of what the both of them are.

Steal the technology, it’s quicker and cheaper?

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 9:31 pm

Pop Gun

The spoof made by real F-14 crews.

Introduced by Ward Caroll.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ9ln6SYbxI

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 9:33 pm

How can the US be lagging the Chinese & Russians on this technology.

Corruption and a woke education system.

rickw
rickw
July 5, 2022 9:36 pm

Owner-operators in California have week to cease business

Demolition.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
July 5, 2022 9:38 pm

The sort of thing that got Wendy Bacon debarred from legal practice as not of good character.
Except worse?

No, Bacon was refused admission to practice because there was a suspicion that she had been involved in a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, the Board of Admission didn’t believe her explanation and on appeal to the Supreme Court there was a positive finding that she was lying to them.
(Publicly reported as Re B (1981) 2 NSWLR 372.)

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 5, 2022 9:41 pm

calli, 7.18:

What’s an Albo?
Is it a car?

The Ford Albo.
Assembled in Australia. Some Italian parts. Three year warranty*.

*Warranty void in WA, NT, SA, VIC, QLD, TAS and NSW.

shatterzzz
July 5, 2022 9:41 pm

Well, I battled my way thru THE GODFATHER nos 2 & 3 and was formulating a detailed reponse for each but it’s simpler to go with the abridged versions ..
2 .. boring, predicable & script worse than 1 ..
3 .. absolutely “awfie”& far too long! .. set 20 years after 2 but offers no insight into the 20 years .. some characters out with no idea why nor a proper explanation who the gangster “newbies” are ..
All in all, if made today all 3 would be straight-to-video amateur offerings ….. !
this season’s AUSTRALIAN NINJA WARRIOR episodes are far better viewing .. LOL!

duncanm
duncanm
July 5, 2022 9:44 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
July 5, 2022 at 7:47 pm
Colonel Berko at 6:49.

Cumulative 705k individual people infected and 1281 deaths from it, that’s a 0.18% death rate.

And if we break it down by age group and/or co-morbidities we will find that it is background noise for people under 60 without serious co-morbidities.

even ignoring co-morbidities – have a look at the NSW numbers for the week ending 25 June
Age / infections / deaths / CFR
0-9 4360 / 0 / 0.0%
10-19 5409 / 0 / 0.0%
20-29 7697 / 0 / 0.0%
30-39 9528 / 0 / 0.0%
40-49 8741 / 1 / 0.0%
50-59 8210 / 1 / 0.0%
60-69 6249 / 5 / 0.1%
70-79 3347 / 16 / 0.5%
80-89 1487 / 40 / 2.7%
90+ 481 / 41 / 8.5%

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 5, 2022 9:44 pm

What’s an Albo?

Is it a car?

It’s a joint. Specifically, a type of elbow.

It can move anywhere from centre left to far left, depending on the availability of Thai masseurs.

pete of perth
pete of perth
July 5, 2022 9:45 pm

Does Elbow have to stop over in Bangcock on the way home or is it a direct flight?

Frank
Frank
July 5, 2022 9:47 pm

As some wag noted in the comments, this is proof that men can focus on two things at once.

P
P
July 5, 2022 9:49 pm

80-89 1487 / 40 / 2.7%

At 82yrs of age I know that if one thing don’t get you then another one will.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 9:57 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:

July 5, 2022 at 9:41 pm

calli, 7.18:

What’s an Albo?
Is it a car?

The Ford Albo

The reliability of a Trabant.
The style of a Reliant Robin.
Priced like a Merc.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 5, 2022 9:59 pm

US Court Ruling May Take 70,000 Truckers Off Road, Spur Jams

I don’t see how that creates the situation, but only bureaucracy can create such an obscene outcome.

It all looks like a concerted effort to increase supply pressure by malicious actors. Happy to be demonstrated wrong.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 10:01 pm

Psays:

July 5, 2022 at 9:17 pm

Colonel Crispin Berkasays:
July 5, 2022 at 7:51 pm

we will find that it is background noise for people under 60 without serious co-morbidities.

Albolutely. Single mums from Marrickville have nothing to worry about.

What a strange comment.

No it isn’t.
It is a very good illustrative example of the point being made by Mater, duncanm and myself about the demographics of Kung Flu deaths.
If the MSM used more such illustrations, people wouldn’t be running around like headless chooks.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 10:01 pm

PS.
And we wouldn’t be vaccinating six year olds.

P
P
July 5, 2022 10:06 pm

Single mums from Marrickville

Do you know any? Why single out Marrickville or give Marrickville as an example?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 10:09 pm

I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt on account of your advanced years, P.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 5, 2022 10:13 pm

What about single mums in Walgett?

Darwin?
Romsey?
Double Bay?
Joondalup?
Marrickville?

Oh hang on, that one’s been done.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 5, 2022 10:18 pm

It’s The Planet, Stupid

Malcolm, Tony, Bill & Scott – 2 mins 31 Secs

P
P
July 5, 2022 10:20 pm

I am very familiar with the Marrickville area. I know all the pubs, bowling club and many of the adjoining Newtown eateries.
I just don’t know the single mums referred to.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 10:25 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:

July 5, 2022 at 10:13 pm

What about single mums in Walgett?

Tell me more!

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 5, 2022 10:33 pm

Subject your children to sexual education in any form deigned by the state or have your children taken away from you.

The all powerful state will stop at nothing to force you into submission.

Hop time awaits.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 10:36 pm

Psays:

July 5, 2022 at 10:20 pm

I am very familiar with the Marrickville area. I know all the pubs, bowling club and many of the adjoining Newtown eateries.

Uh-huh.

I just don’t know the single mums referred to.

That’s OK, dear.
You don’t have to.
It isn’t essential to the argument that you know the hypothetical person being referred to.
Have you ever met the man on the Clapham omnibus?

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 5, 2022 10:36 pm

Pleasure based sex education is now a thing. Monty Python predicts the future better than The Simpsons, and much earlier.

Worse, refusal or even lack of enthusiasm is now bigotry.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 5, 2022 11:02 pm

Hello?

Hello?

Is this thing on?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 5, 2022 11:12 pm

Mother Lodesays:

July 5, 2022 at 11:02 pm

Hello?

Hello?

Is this thing on?

I put twenty cents in, but it only went for a couple of minutes.

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