Open Thread – Tues 5 July 2022


Surrender of Lord Cornwallis, John Trumbull, 1820

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Mater
July 6, 2022 12:24 pm

That is a concern, although it did not happen in the Great Depression of the 1930s. But then, government sentiments have changed since then.

Correct. The welfare state didn’t exist and personal responsibility was valued back then.

On the other hand, if some renters are allowed to remain rent free, those who are still paying would, I would think, create an uproar and even default. If every renter of accomodation defaults & claims exemption, then you will have a collapsed economy. Doubt if the governments, however stupid, will go down that path.

Exactly my fear, but I don’t share your confidence in the government.
If you wanted to make the populace wholly reliant on a centralised government, what is the desirable outcome? A collapsed economy where the government steps in and saves the day through wealth redistribution, or something else?
Let’s face it, they can then sheet the blame back to the evil fundamentals of capitalism, and most will eat up that explanation.

Doubt if the governments, however stupid, will go down that path.

I said that about locking down entire States.

I hope I’m wrong, but let’s wait and see.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 6, 2022 12:26 pm

From mole’s post from medium I deduce that some women just need a good dicking.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
July 6, 2022 12:27 pm

NAIDOC week.
FMD. A whole fn week foisted upon us and we are ordered to obey.
These Xunts won’t let us have 1 x Australia Day without violent protests. Where we this lot when our ancestors were fighting, dying and trading to get better rights and out of the mud for 2500 years. They should be thanking us for getting them out of the dirt 200 years ago ….and sharing with them hats, beanies and sunscreen.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 6, 2022 12:29 pm

NAIDOC week.

If you like NAIDOC week so much, just wait until Pride month in 2023.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 6, 2022 12:30 pm

No writing, poetry plays, science, technology, high culture, medicine, nothing. Just an unchanging procession of years.

I’ve never seen a didgeridoo and tapping sticks as the equivalent of Mozart..

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 6, 2022 12:34 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
July 6, 2022 at 12:30 pm
No writing, poetry plays, science, technology, high culture, medicine, nothing. Just an unchanging procession of years.

I’ve never seen a didgeridoo and tapping sticks as the equivalent of Mozart..

Still a long way behind even a mediocre 1980s pop group.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 6, 2022 12:37 pm

Newsom is holidaying in Montana (according to twitter).
This is big news because California has banned all official state travel to Montana due what CA calls Montana’s anti-LGBTQ+ policies.
Another case of Newsom hypocrisy.

duncanm
duncanm
July 6, 2022 12:42 pm

Boambee John says:
July 6, 2022 at 12:15 pm

The propagandists ignore the reality that, if it is actually the oldest existing culture, it is also the most static, regressive, stick-in-the-mud culture ever

yup. Progress seemed to stop the moment that island-hopping became a bit difficult due to rising sea levels.

The only advance subsequently noted was when a single new language (and dingoes?) came through around 4-12k BP.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 6, 2022 12:44 pm

feelthebernsays:
July 6, 2022 at 12:26 pm
From mole’s post from medium I deduce that some women just need a good dicking.

The laydeee in question in whining about the dicking.
Apparently dicking is too easy for blokes because ladies are busy flinging the puss around hoping to snare ‘Mr Right” with the hairy lasso.

In effect its the eternal “Why wont Chad Chadlington the 3, raconteur, man about town, and winner of “I can lick my own eyebrows” contests settle for me???

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 6, 2022 12:45 pm

Stepford wives are unhappy.

Women in the Liberal Party don’t want to be ‘quota girls’: Hughes (4 Jul)

“I don’t think there’s a woman in the Liberal Party who wants to be considered a number to be making up the numbers to be a quota girl,” Ms Hughes told Sky News host Rowan Dean.

I’m sorry to say ladies that you look to me like a bunch of brainless Valley Girls following all the stupidest woke fads, especially climate rubbish. Not even a sniff of a Margaret Thatcher among the lot of you. Photios’s female fanclub. Maybe if you didn’t act and think like a bunch of self-entitled Teal-lites the Lib’s primary vote wouldn’t be in the very low thirties.

Dot
Dot
July 6, 2022 12:47 pm

But they’re not going to get you pussy. Not at 48, babe.

You’re not Blanche so not at 55 either.

Kneel
Kneel
July 6, 2022 12:47 pm

“If any Cat homemakers can suggest a detergent that banishes blood stains…”

Any organic solvent will do – acetone, toluene etc.
Go to an auto parts store and get “prepsol” – this is safe for “car” fabrics, so likely fine for furniture fabrics, sheets etc, but test first. It’s a very high fraction organic solvent, so use in a well ventilated area and follow the manufacturers safety advise.

duncanm
duncanm
July 6, 2022 12:50 pm

feelthebernsays:
July 6, 2022 at 12:26 pm
From mole’s post from medium I deduce that some women just need a good dicking.

yeh – but I think the issue with that particular lady (and many others), is that she’s all dicked out.

She’s only just now discovered than ten years of whoring and looking for that 95-percenter mister right did not work out.

I don’t judge single women for participating, because I did, for a full decade. I deleted my dating apps and stopped feeding the dating space with my presence three years ago and they’ve been the best three years of my adult life.

Too late, Shani.
You’ve thrown away your best years and the wall remains undefeated.

While single men really DGAF, you still crave attention

Have you seen how well we’re doing? Have you seen how our homes and vacations and dinner parties look? We did it, we grew up

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 6, 2022 12:51 pm

Being a male is pretty good.
But with great penis comes great responsibility.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 6, 2022 12:51 pm

Dot.

Its time for you to man up and take one for the team.

Im sure JC will subsidize your trip to the USA and expenses related to wooing this prize catch.
As long as he has the filming rights to sell to Larry David as the basis for his new sit com.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MfgROycNuk

Indolent
Indolent
July 6, 2022 12:51 pm
Indolent
Indolent
July 6, 2022 12:54 pm

Thanking their lucky stars that the Russians have arrived and they can come out of the basement.

“We are your punishers” – AFU says to citizens of Lisichansk

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 6, 2022 12:55 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
July 6, 2022 at 12:30 pm
No writing, poetry plays, science, technology, high culture, medicine, nothing. Just an unchanging procession of years.

I’ve never seen a didgeridoo and tapping sticks as the equivalent of Mozart..

Again just read

Native Tribes of Central Australia
London
Macmillan
1899

Spencer, Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929). Gillen, Francis James (1856-1912).

This massive anthropological study of the central Australian tribes is one of the primary sources for information on these cultures. Based on first-hand scholarly study just prior to the twentieth century, Spencer and Gillen describe their complex rituals and belief systems, including initiation ceremonies, kinship, mythology and material culture. The picture that emerges is that of a sophisticated culture living under what most others would consider very marginal conditions.

Like its companion work, Spencer’s Native Tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia, this book stands far in front of everything else written on the subject, and is an indispensible reference on Australian ethnography.

and

Native Tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia
by Baldwin Spencer
Macmillan And Co., London [1914]

This is a comprehensive ethnography of the Australian Aborigines of Northern Australia, particularly the group known as the Kakadu, and the tribes of Melville Island. This is one of about half a dozen ethnographies written before the destruction of the Australian traditional cultures. This book is well written and, for the most part, presented from a non-ethnocentric (non-judgemental) point of view, which sets it apart from most of the other available public domain material on this topic. As far as material on the traditions of these tribes, this is the only source text which we will ever have. Shortly after this was written, the traditional life of these tribes was devastated by the impact of European culture.

This is a priceless record of a vanished stone-age civilization.

Plus a large record of books

The Online Books Page
Online Books by Baldwin Spencer (Spencer, Baldwin, 1860-1929)

132andBush
132andBush
July 6, 2022 12:58 pm

“I don’t think there’s a woman in the Liberal Party who wants to be considered a number to be making up the numbers to be a quota girl,” Ms Hughes told Sky News host Rowan Dean.

Oh my goodness!

The hypocrisy of this statement from this particular person!

Holeee cow!!

Winston Smith
July 6, 2022 1:03 pm

Indolent:
Thirty years of ineffectual and incompetent governance is finally coming home to roost.
A place in Parliament, in Public Service, has been seen as a reward for the party members, a chance at the taxpayer trough.
There are the soap box, the ballot box, and the ammo box available to the people. The first is no longer effective, the second is not delivering results. The third will be bloody and will end with a regime we do not want. I can only assume the pigheaded politicians and bureaucrats want this because they think they will be in control.
Bad decision – a cold and hungry mob isn’t controlled by anyone.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
July 6, 2022 1:04 pm

If every renter of accomodation defaults & claims exemption, then you will have a collapsed economy. Doubt if the governments, however stupid, will go down that path.

Vicki, you’ve spent too long living among mentally competent people.

One of the overwhelmingly dominant drivers of left wing thought is wishful thinking. They want renewables to be capable of supplying dispatchable power now, so they believe that the change from 99+% system reliability when it was all fossil fuel and hydro to near collapse with less coal, retarded gas development and 30GW installed wind and solar is the fault of fossil fuels. They want society to be a multicultural dream where muslim imams and LGBTQetc.’s live in joyous harmony, so they believe that any bashings of LGBTQetc.’s, even in places like Lakemba, must be caused directly or indirectly by white supremacist homo/trans/etc.-phobes. And so on.
If they want galactic sized taxpayer funded handouts to have absolutely no negative consequences, they’ll believe it. Maybe some public servants will advise to the contrary but their advice will be carefully filtered through “advisers” so no politician can ever be proved to have seen it.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 6, 2022 1:06 pm

COVID wave yet to peak as state pushes for fourth shots, antivirals

Has anyone seen information as to what antivitals they are looking at?

NSW is facing a coronavirus wave tipped to rival the Omicron summer as the state government and health bodies push for better access to antiviral treatments and expanded eligibility for fourth doses.

Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said the NSW COVID-19 wave was expected to peak in late July or early August with hospitalisations similar to those in January. She urged the third of people who have not yet had a booster shot to do so urgently.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said it was simply a “question of when” a fourth COVID-19 vaccine was approved for the general population. “I know that the authorities including ATAGI are looking at that. It’s a question of when rather than whether it will happen. We need to make sure that people continue to keep up their vaccinations,” he said.

“I met with the leaders … of the health department and others, the chief medical officer, just a short time ago, and I’ve certainly asked them to look at that issue [fourth shots] and to look at the availability of antivirals as well.”

duncanm
duncanm
July 6, 2022 1:09 pm
Boambee John
Boambee John
July 6, 2022 1:15 pm

Old Ozzie

This is a priceless record of a vanished stone-age civilization.

Do you mean that the “oldest living culture” is actually dead?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 6, 2022 1:16 pm

Hercules is in race against a tortoise.

Achilles, not Hercules.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 6, 2022 1:18 pm

Don’t think a claim can be made for oldest culture being Australian aboriginals, seeing as humans came out of Africa.

Here’s one:

San People
Era: c.140,000 to 100,000 years ago – present
Location: Southern Africa in countries such as Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa
Notable Achievements: Some of the oldest known rock paintings and oldest known ritual ceremony
Still Around: Yes

Anyway, it would argue for all Australian aboriginals to be from the same origin – which they don’t seem to be.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 6, 2022 1:19 pm

On days when it’s wet & windy & freezing, Sydney is such a shit hole.
You’d prefer to be anywhere else.
Even Melbourne would be better than this.

rosie
rosie
July 6, 2022 1:22 pm

“St Vincent de Paul Society manager of policy and research Gavin Dufty said”
Another reason I refuse to donate to StVdeP.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 6, 2022 1:23 pm

duncanm says:
July 6, 2022 at 1:09 pm
OldOzzie:
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/management/antivirals

Thanks – duncanm

What kind of antivirals are available in NSW?

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved two oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19 in Australia called Lagevrio® (molnupiravir) and Paxlovid® (nirmatrelvir + ritonavir). They are both available in NSW.

Most people who are eligible for antivirals will be prescribed oral antivirals, which come in tablet or capsule form, so you can take these medicines at home rather than needing to go to hospital for treatment. There are some other options available such as antiviral injections and in those cases your doctor may advise you to go to a hospital or clinic to receive your antiviral treatment intravenously. Your GP will let you know the best treatment option for you.

For more information on antivirals available in NSW read the below medicine information sheets:

Lagevrio® (molnupiravir)launch
Paxlovid® (nirmatrelvir + ritonavir)launch

Will give that a miss – sticking with Zinc, Vit D, Quercetin with Bromelain, NAC, Vit X, etc and given 4 live in household now positive to COVID, having had Senior’s Flu Vax as only unvaxxed in Family also healthiest – have HCQ and Azithromycin if needed

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
July 6, 2022 1:27 pm

Oh boo hoo, interest rates at 5.8% oh oh boo hoo.
What is wrong with these woke, alphabet wingers?
We paid up to 17.5% for our home mortgage and the lowest it went before it was paid out was 12%.
I was in Canada when rates could be as high as 22%, stop winging and work harder and stop wasting your money on eating every meal at a restaurant and having 6 large TV sets 3 cars and on and on.
Oh and don’t talk to me about people who get 4 or more coffees at $5 a crack every day!!! That’s around $7000.00 a year, get real.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 6, 2022 1:32 pm

From mole’s post from medium I deduce that some women just need a good dicking.

You mean like…Dr Tran?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 6, 2022 1:33 pm

Look at this dumb shit.

“We demand you not judge us for shitty choice you dont agree with”..
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-06/sa-abortion-reforms-in-sa/101210338
South Australia’s new abortion legislation will come into effect tomorrow, but for these women removing the stigma is just as important as changing the law.

Mind you having lawyers fail to breed may be a good thing..

When Emily Humphreys had her abortion, she said the reforms would have made the experience easier.
“When I learnt I was pregnant, I was in my early 20s, I was at university, I wanted to finish my degree, it was not the right time for me to have a baby,” she said.
“Having to go through a process of constantly convincing males that I am making the right decision for me was moralising and degrading.”


Alice Bitmead was undertaking her law degree when she fell pregnant.
She said the decision was simple for her.
“Abortion needs to be available for a mother who doesn’t feel like having a third child, for someone who had a one-night stand and forgot to use protection,” she said.
“For me, I had an abortion in my early 20s and I just didn’t want to have a baby.”


Also a mother, Fran Wilby said she believed any reason for an abortion was valid.
She accessed an abortion in her 30s and felt a sense of guilt until speaking with other women.
“I thought am I being selfish?” she said.
“Standing here with women today, we all have different stories, different experiences, but they’re all valid.
“Because there’s just one reason, I didn’t want to continue with the pregnancy.”


Former Greens candidate Peta-Ann Louth, who accessed an abortion due to a drug addiction said that it was not just a women’s issue.
Peta-Ann Louth wants a more inclusive discussion on abortion. (ABC News: David Frearson)
“It’s a queer issue, it’s a non-binary issue, it’s a trans issue, it doesn’t just belong in the women’s corner,” she said.
“We are just fighting for the rights for anyone with a uterus.”

Sometimes the google picture description generator gets it just right..
A woman with short pink hair, a silk bandana, black glasses, a black shirt and red lipstick smiles at the camera

calli
calli
July 6, 2022 1:33 pm

The price of rapeseed oil, a key ingredient in Lurpak spreadable butter, has risen by 7 per cent since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, according to the oil refining company Neste.

Tee hee. Try telling a Lurpak snob that their spreadable “butter” is laced with canola.

The clue is in the “spreadable”.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
July 6, 2022 1:33 pm

duncanm says:
July 6, 2022 at 1:09 pm
OldOzzie:
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/management/antivirals

Paxlovid worked for me, I recommend it. I was on Zinc and Vitimin D3 and gargling Betadine and nasal spray, but got really sick on day 4 and started antivirals, fixed in two days.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 6, 2022 1:33 pm

Virgin, Jetstar take aim at unvaccinated ex-employees’ unlawful dismissal claim

An unlawful dismissal claim brought by 12 former employees of Virgin Australia and Jetstar who were sacked after failing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is “unintelligible and rambling”, the Federal Court has heard.

Another eight former employees of Virgin and three former employees of Jetstar have joined his Federal Court challenge. Murdock appeared via video link in court in Sydney on Wednesday and spoke on their behalf.

None of the former employees has legal representation, Murdock said at the case management hearing, and “we seem to be led down a path of needless expense to have our day in court”.

“We are all unemployed since our terminations and … not in a position to fund the type of case the respondents are attempting to force upon us,” he said.

Murdock said each of the 12 former employees had complied with the airlines’ directives to turn up to a vaccination site but could not provide “valid consent” to be vaccinated because they were only there under threat of termination. He said health practitioners refused to administer the vaccine once this was made clear.

The former employees are seeking to rely on provisions of the Fair Work Act and a breach of contract claim.

Barrister Pawel Zielinski, acting for Virgin, said the airline’s position was that the way in which the former employees’ claim was formulated was legally “bad” and “it’s really one susceptible to a summary dismissal”, meaning the case would not proceed to a trial.

Zielinski said the unlawful termination application filed by the former airline employees was misconceived and did not fall under specific provisions of the Fair Work Act.

“In my 20 years of practice I’ve never seen a statement of claim that appears to break every pleading rule. It seems to break all of the rules and every part of it, in my submission, albeit that’s not what I am asking to be done today, is liable to be struck out.”

Burmeister suggested the court might give the former employees leave to “have another go to see if they can articulate their claim properly … before any other step is taken” in the proceedings.

“Perhaps if they engage a competent, or any, solicitor, and perhaps counsel, they might be able to articulate their claim,” he said.

Justice Stephen Burley gave the former employees four weeks to reformulate their written claims.

The parties return to court on September 8 for a further preliminary hearing.

calli
calli
July 6, 2022 1:35 pm

As for weird old ladies pooling together to buy mansions…the cops will need a bigger Serious Crime Unit.

I wonder if ownership works like a Tontine? The legal one, not the pillow.

….although it could be both.

Zipster
July 6, 2022 1:37 pm

COVID Reinfection Outcomes Are Not Good (Preprint Study)

Drbeen Medical Lectures

This study shows that a reinfection increases the risk of hospitalization, death, and sequala regardless of the vaccination status

rosie
rosie
July 6, 2022 1:37 pm

Melbourne is pretty nice today. Sun, no wind.

calli
calli
July 6, 2022 1:38 pm

Alice Bitmead was undertaking her law degree when she (had unprotected sex and then ) fell pregnant.

She said the decision (to have casual sex without worrying about consequences) was simple for her.

Law seems to attract the smartest people.

calli
calli
July 6, 2022 1:41 pm

It’s still pouring here and I’m cranky. Just as well I don’t share my house with another cranky old lady. (The Beloved has escaped to his office, ostensibly to do some work).

I’m too old for prison.

rosie
rosie
July 6, 2022 1:43 pm

My two year old granddaughter has discovered tizzy frilly dresses in the dress up box at childcare (her mother never puts her in a dress).
Now borrowed and worn over every outfit.
My two year old grandson loves trains, planes and especially automobiles.
Obviously something wrong going on.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 6, 2022 1:45 pm

Law seems to attract the smartest people.

And those with the most highly developed moral sensibility.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 6, 2022 1:46 pm

For the pendants here..
This is from the ABC story on interest rate rises affecting WA people.

I think its obvious they need more funding.

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to lift the cash rate by 0.5 percentage points for the second month in a row is aimed at putting the breaks on inflation and reducing the price of goods and services in Australia.

break
verb
UK /bre?k/ US /bre?k/
broke | broken
break verb (DAMAGE)

A2 [ I or T ]
to (cause something to) separate suddenly or violently into two or more pieces, or to (cause something to) stop working by being damaged:
The dish fell to the floor and broke.
Charles is always breaking things.
She fell and broke her arm (= broke the bone in her arm).
I dropped the vase and it broke into pieces.
I think I’ve broken your phone.
I picked it up and the handle broke off.
We heard the sound of breaking glass.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 6, 2022 1:48 pm

“I don’t think there’s a woman in the Liberal Party who wants to be considered a number to be making up the numbers to be a quota girl,” Ms Hughes told Sky News host Rowan Dean.

If you were given advantage because the Libs are reflexively responding to a Fauxfacts headline about the Libs having women problems, then you are a quota girl. If you don’t like it, then don’t accept it.

Or does she mean everyone should pretend without realising they are pretending?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 6, 2022 1:53 pm

Achilles, not Hercules.

Easy to confuse one Greek hero (one parent divine the other mortal) with another. Zeus’ or Thetis’s son.

Mind you, I should have given the Greek transliteration – Heracles – rather than the Latin.

shatterzzz
July 6, 2022 1:54 pm

My concern is that when people start being thrown out on the street, the government will revert to it’s Covid tactics of denying the ability to charge rent, cancelling mortgage repayment requirements, etc.

Could be on the money! .. NSW Housing increased all their rents last week so won’t be too concerned about a “gummint” freeze .. LOL!

Bazinga
Bazinga
July 6, 2022 1:57 pm

Winston Smith
July 6, 2022 1:59 pm

Zipster:

Return on property has fallen to around 2% in most suburbs. If rates go to even 4% the results are going to be interesting.

How does a nation go bankrupt?
Slowly at first, then all of a sudden.
I think #2 is the answer.

Zipster
July 6, 2022 2:01 pm

Trip to Hong Kong: Xi’s heart so tired! Ship sinks in storm off Hong Kong, dozens of crew in danger
On July 1st, Hong Kong held the 25th anniversary of the handover of its sovereignty and the inauguration of the sixth Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. The CCP’s General Secretary Xi Jinping visited Hong Kong on June 30th to attend the event. It is clear that he tried to project an image of a good leader but his momentary relaxation might have put a big dent in this effort.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 6, 2022 2:03 pm

Dr. Faustus at 9.05am on the energy market. Excellent comment Yes, it’s a manipulated market and if you voted for that you get what’s coming to you. Sadly you’ve dragged everyone else into it too.

And it will only get worse. Look at Europe and the UK and the US, same manipulation, same result.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 6, 2022 2:08 pm

if an officer is out in a rural area on a road traffic accident and his lights are on, his radio is on, his heater is on, I wouldn’t want him to run out of power for all of those different facilities, simply because he or she is in an electric car.

I can’t understand this.

Can’t they just put a jerry can of electrons in it?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 6, 2022 2:09 pm

Bazinga has apparently been left speechless.

Bazinga
Bazinga
July 6, 2022 2:14 pm

My linking skills aren’t good, and may still not be…

calli
calli
July 6, 2022 2:14 pm

Broke (Wollomi Brook) is now completely cut off by floodwaters. Singleton (Hunter River) is on evacuation alert.

If you scroll down, you’ll see the old house I mentioned a couple of days ago on the north side of Windsor. It’s now under too, which means McGraths Hill and all the new homes out there are in trouble.

The boys lifted all the files, electrics and stock up onto the desks and shelves at the office a few days ago. Adjacent to the rail out to Richmond – if the railway goes under so will my office. The situation is the worst I have ever seen it.

Bazinga
Bazinga
July 6, 2022 2:14 pm

Dammit, try this:

https://c19early.com

calli
calli
July 6, 2022 2:15 pm

I was going to report you, Bazinga, for not grouching like the rest of us.

I’ll let you off with a warning…this time. 😀

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 6, 2022 2:15 pm

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

Yep. We have that too, but don’t use it much.
I like the glow of a few warm bars radiating and keep some panel heaters on too.
I’m also partial to a fake electric flame burning fake wood and coal. Proably very naf.
Real coal-fired heat though. Yummy.

JC
JC
July 6, 2022 2:29 pm

Let me make a 100% fail safe, or in this case a foolproof, prediction. Humans are not going to the stars and the end of the human era is close.

Watch this and then tell me I’m wrong.

https://twitter.com/realjuliasong/status/1544521456545157123

rosie
rosie
July 6, 2022 2:37 pm

Waiting for car to be serviced. Solved the problem of being trapped with ABC TV by getting permission to turn it off.
Suggested madness might ensue.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 6, 2022 2:43 pm

Pom Chief Plod on pursuit EV’s needing to stop mid-chase for 20mins of fast charging:

‘So, although the world is going down that road and I fully understand and support climate controls and green areas, it’s definitely an important thing but my first priority is to fight crime.

‘And therefore, I have to take the operational effect into account.’

Say it after me: F, F, F…
Rhymes with ‘duck off’.
Go on, you can do it.

Frank
Frank
July 6, 2022 2:53 pm

Someone was enquiring about Flannery’s qualifications upthread. He was hopeless at mathematics but wanted to do a science degree at Sydney University which had a requirement for a certain number of units. To get around it there was a workaround involving starting with an arts degree and then switching to palaeontology in second year which came under the science faculty and had no requirement for the calculus and algebra. So he did. This is worth remembering when he rabbits on about the science of climate modelling, he is singularly incapable of understanding it.

Vicki
Vicki
July 6, 2022 2:54 pm

Native Tribes of Central Australia
London
Macmillan
1899
Spencer, Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929). Gillen, Francis James (1856-1912).

Old Ozzie -thank you for reminding me of this seminal work on pre settlement Aboriginal culture. I studied Aboriginal life and culture at university many many years ago, yet I can’t recall that this was required reading – though it may have been.

I feel our native Australians get a bad run on the blog. I can understand this as contemporary Australians rightly resent the huge and ineffective money that has been thrown at them by successive governments over the past 40 years. I don’t believe I have a “romantic” view of their culture, but I continue to be fascinated by the evidence of their lives and beliefs on the very land that I walk most days on my farm. I feel lucky to have chosen Anthropology all those years ago as it has given me the knowing eyes to detect so many stone tools, quarry sites, and a ceremonial ground to boot.

It is so ironic that once white settlement began most indigenous men and women were very keen to adopt the clothes, blankets and food of the early settlers. Warmth and easy food were far preferable than the exposure to the elements and the challenges of catching prey. Of course the politics of dispossession has overtaken the pursuit of truth.

duncanm
duncanm
July 6, 2022 2:57 pm

Big_Nambassays:
July 6, 2022 at 1:27 pm
Oh boo hoo, interest rates at 5.8% oh oh boo hoo.
What is wrong with these woke, alphabet wingers?
We paid up to 17.5% for our home mortgage and the lowest it went before it was paid out was 12%.

The problem is the relative *change* in rates. Just about every new home buyer goes all in and borrows as much as they can afford.

What rate did you buy in at? 12%? 15%? A change to 17.5% was a rise of 50% (17.5/12 – 1)

The issue now is people bought in at less than 3%, so a change to 6% is 100% increase.

Real Deal
Real Deal
July 6, 2022 2:58 pm

Sorry, like Bazinga I haven’t mastered the art of linking. Silly old boomer.

calli
calli
July 6, 2022 2:58 pm

This is worth remembering when he rabbits on about the science of climate modelling, he is singularly incapable of understanding it.

Bingo!

But he did write a doomsday book that a lot of people bought, so there is that.

Vicki
Vicki
July 6, 2022 2:58 pm

https://twitter.com/realjuliasong/status/1544521456545157123

Will have to show this to my husband. He is a petrol head who hates electric cars with a passion.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 6, 2022 2:59 pm

What is wrong with these woke, alphabet wingers?
We paid up to 17.5% for our home mortgage and the lowest it went before it was paid out was 12%.

I started off down that road with a BMW (bitching, moaning,whinger) of my acquaintance – but diverted safely when I remembered:

• We paid $53,000 for our little worker’s cottage;
• We borrowed about $40,000;
• Our combined income was nearly $50,000.

That was roughly the standard bank offer in 1982.

Same setup 40 years on:

Pay: $800,000+
Borrow: $760,000+
Combined income: $170,000

You can see how Gen XBox could be in the shit next year…

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
July 6, 2022 2:59 pm

I continue to be fascinated by the evidence of their lives and beliefs on the very land that I walk most days on my farm. I feel lucky to have chosen Anthropology all those years ago as it has given me the knowing eyes to detect so many stone tools, quarry sites, and a ceremonial ground to boot.

FFS, if you want to keep your farm, don’t tell anyone, and destroy all the evidence.

calli
calli
July 6, 2022 3:05 pm

His Wiki entry says the following:

After failing to achieve the required school marks to study science, Flannery completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at La Trobe University in 1977. After being impressed by Flannery’s knowledge of natural history, palaeontologist Tom Rich and his wife encouraged him to pursue the subject, and Flannery went on to complete a Master of Science degree in Earth Science at Monash University in 1981. He then left Melbourne for Sydney, enjoying its subtropical climate and species diversity. In 1984, Flannery earned a PhD at the University of New South Wales in Palaeontology for his work on the evolution and fossils of macropods under palaeontologist Mike Archer.

I can see how the “work around” to avoid nasty mathematics could work, just the wrong Uni.

He has had a lot of benefactors and mentors in the dinosaur business.

Frank
Frank
July 6, 2022 3:08 pm

Guilty, probably enough for a legal type to sue me into penury. He wouldn’t get much.

P
P
July 6, 2022 3:09 pm

‘I wish Julie all the best’: Bishop’s long-term boyfriend ends relationship
The glamorous former foreign minister and her boyfriend David Panton were only spotted together one week ago mingling with Prince Charles in London – but days later, it can be revealed the hunky beau dropped the bombshell news to her while out together at dinner.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 6, 2022 3:11 pm
Vicki
Vicki
July 6, 2022 3:15 pm

BREAKING NEWS: POLICE OPEN FIRE AT DUTCH FARMERS DRIVING TRACTORS DURING COW GAS RULES PROTESTS, “THIS IS GOING WRONG

I know some locals in our valley who might return fire in those circumstances!

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 6, 2022 3:16 pm

This is worth remembering when he rabbits on about the science of climate modelling, he is singularly incapable of understanding it.

As soon as I read his pedigree, Batchelor Arts in English Lit and Masters of Science in Palaeontology I disregarded anything he said on climate. If he speaks of fossils and his specialisation in mammals from the Cretaceous I would be all ears then and he actually might be interesting.

P
P
July 6, 2022 3:23 pm

Men’s rosary video goes viral

An amateur video of men praying the Rosary on their knees in the midst of pouring rain and wild storms currently afflicting Sydney last weekend has gone viral and been seen by more than a million people world-wide.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 6, 2022 3:24 pm

Ek roll ap dir vloor…

Police misinform Black Lives Matter rally organisers over charge withdrawal
Erin Pearson
By Erin Pearson
July 6, 2022 — 3.00pm

Police will continue to prosecute organisers of a Black Lives Matter rally, despite incorrectly telling the pair that charges against them were being withdrawn.

A police spokeswoman issued a statement on Wednesday saying a “miscommunication by Victoria Police” had occurred, after The Age reported the organisers’ relief at the being told charges would be dropped.

Organisers Crystal McKinnon and Meriki Onus were due to appear in court this month to fight charges of breaching the chief health officer’s directions over their role in planning the June 2020 march against Aboriginal deaths in custody, which attracted about 10,000 people.

cohenite
July 6, 2022 3:27 pm

‘I wish Julie all the best’: Bishop’s long-term boyfriend ends relationship
The glamorous former foreign minister and her boyfriend David Panton were only spotted together one week ago mingling with Prince Charles in London – but days later, it can be revealed the hunky beau dropped the bombshell news to her while out together at dinner.

Vagina dentata.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
July 6, 2022 3:29 pm

Rockdoctorsays:
July 6, 2022 at 3:16 pm

One needs to beware of credentialism. Yes, where one is unable to make a judgment oneself, it’s more sensible to give prima facie credence to someone with apparent qualifications than someone with no apparently relevant proof of expertise. But that’s only a prima facie presumption. It’s always better to keep an open mind and try to find out the truth than just to rely on the CV.

E.g. Stephen McIntyre is a retired mining engineer, but his input into “climate science” has been vastly superior to the highly credentialled “peer reviewed” brigade of alarmists. As I recall, at one point “Science”, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world, was forced to withdraw totally a paper it had published after “peer review” because McIntyre, with no resources except his home computer, was able to prove it was bullshit.

So the main reason for treating Flim Flammery’s climate alarmism with contempt is because the content is utter rubbish with its endless litany of failed predictions, not because he doesn’t have formal credentials in the area.

Winston Smith
July 6, 2022 3:30 pm

The Frolicking Moll:

I don’t worry about single women aging in the slightest. Have you seen how well we’re doing? Have you seen how our homes and vacations and dinner parties look? We did it, we grew up. We learned how to be real people who do things and have rugs on our floors. You think that Golden Girls life is a joke but by the time we hit retirement age having never been married or mothers (watching others do it instead) we are going to be smart as hell, have zero patience for men’s low level behavior, and we’re going to buy mansions—together.

I wonder if this woman has worked out that she will be the target of every con man, spiv and lounge lizard that is 10 years younger than her and likes his women ‘mature’?

shatterzzz
July 6, 2022 3:32 pm

‘I wish Julie all the best’: Bishop’s long-term boyfriend ends relationship
Sad, innit! .. both in their 60s and breaking-up makes news ….. maybe AnAl, between flights, can find em both cushy “maaates” rates jerbs to console ’em .. LOL!

Frank
Frank
July 6, 2022 3:34 pm

Have you seen how well we’re doing?

Just look at Madonna.

Winston Smith
July 6, 2022 3:38 pm

Does anyone remeber about 12 years ago, the British government tried to bring in a rule that employers paid all the wages to them, and they would then pay the wukkas?
Just to make sure everyone was paying the right wages and their fair share of tax?
It didn’t get very far IIRC.
Nevertheless, a valiant try.

Old bloke
Old bloke
July 6, 2022 3:38 pm

JC says:
July 6, 2022 at 2:29 pm

Watch this and then tell me I’m wrong.

https://twitter.com/realjuliasong/status/1544521456545157123

I want one.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 6, 2022 3:45 pm

I think BoJo the clown is days away from being BoJo the backbencher.

Another Turnbull class fuckwit who has done his best to scupper Brexit via inertia.

Old bloke
Old bloke
July 6, 2022 3:46 pm

Those Dutch farmers are very organised. I don’t think that the Australian farmers could organise a protest like that as Holland is a much more compact nation. VicPol must be jealous, the Dutch police were using live ammunition whereas Dan’s bovver boys can only use rubber bullets.

If Rutte is a serious worshipper of Gaia he should blow up the dykes and flood two thirds of Holland, he could return the country to its original natural pristine state.

shatterzzz
July 6, 2022 3:46 pm

What is it wiv Oz pollies thinking they matter on the world stage? ..
Methinx, the “chap” ain’t got the chest to shirt front anyone anyway & what, specific problem(s) is Oz having with Russia that need a “clear message” sent?

Penny Wong intends to send ‘clear message’ to Russia at G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting
Ms Wong says she hopes to send “a clear message” to Russia at a foreign ministers’ G20 meeting in Bali on Thursday, where Moscow is set to dominate two days of talks between counterparts from around the world.
Ms Wong will come face-to-face with her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, when Foreign Ministers from around the world gather for a two-day meeting on Thursday.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 6, 2022 3:49 pm

I feel our native Australians get a bad run on the blog.

I think the Aboriginal ‘industry’ to be positively vile.

I think the putrid existence in the remote settlements to be reprehensible, and the fault of the aforementioned industry who ply mainstream society with horrifying stories to secure funding for their causes, and the political class who ought not be so quick and unquestioning.

I certainly blame the industry for their endless political agenda which pisses people off and buries any of the real issues. There will be people who feel less like doing more for Aborigines because they have had the Harbour Bridge hijacked to create two classes of citizens.

Here is where it gets a bit trickier. I can feel for Aborigines and the lives of which they were deprived by the noisy theatre and trough-snouting, but I have no sympathy for individuals who are, shall we say, broken.

When you hear about a youth who has been in and out of prison, beaten countless people, robbed them, and finally beaten their girlfriend to death in a drug and alcoholic haze, it does not make sense to me to try to mitigate on their behalf for some suffering earlier in their lives.

A kid is born. He could grow up to be anything. He ends up being taken from his mum because she is unable to look after him. He gets passed from relative to relative. He is beaten and learns how to beat. He is taught to steal. He is given alcohol at a young age and graduates to hard drugs. He becomes a thug and a criminal.

That is what he is now.

When he is hauled up before a judge and sentenced to 10 years, it inflicts no suffering on the gurgling little cherub he was. It gives no pain to the doctor or the engineer or the accountant he might have been. The child is gone. They doctor/engineer/accountant never existed. None of them remain tucked away inside being forced to unjustly bear punishment with the rest of him. He is who he is, not who he was, not who he might have been. These are just figments we conjure up – either from memory or imagination.

The thug in the dock is what is real. And thugs go to prison so we are safer, and where he will have the opportunity to become a better person should he wish it.

And, for what it is worth, this is not the results of thinking about thuggish Aborigines. I think the same for anyone. When I think of the sociopaths that are littered from multi-generational welfare environments who assault pensioners so they can fund their fentanyl habit I see broken people there too. In point of fact I am more likely to be a victim of one of them than an Aborigine.

As for the traditional culture – well it kept them alive for millennia, which I think is no mean feat. I am not sure it was ever really possible for them to evolve a society more complex than they had. We automatically look at Europe, Asia, even South America as a measure. But it requires settled agriculture, resources, and the cross-pollination of ideas among groups to make that all happen. My suspicion is that there was just not the circumstances to make that possible. If the Levant had never contact with Europe, they would not have farming, pottery and metallurgy when they did. Who knows where they would be now, how long it would have taken these things to be discovered a second time – and they had fertile soil and reliable rivers in abundance already.

But fetishising Aboriginal culture now that there is an alternative, trying to imbue it with magic and mystical power and wisdom to answer questions so far removed from how the people in the culture lived is just another indulgence (and political opportunity) for our elites. Traditional culture was a rough haul and likely the only option.

Now it is not.

Winston Smith
July 6, 2022 3:52 pm

Old Ozzie:

NSW is facing a coronavirus wave tipped to rival the Omicron summer as the state government and health bodies push for better access to antiviral treatments and expanded eligibility for fourth doses.

Sometimes a panicked herd of cattle will run over the cowboys.
I wonder if the government has thought this through?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 6, 2022 3:53 pm

Also expect to see the ABCcess shit seamlessly from “lock downs all the time” to “No one should be forced to get the jab”..

Proof?
They actually had a health expert on who was allowed to mention original antigenic sin, a term they knew in 2011* but completely forgot for the last 2 years.

This should be a link to the program. Cant listen as am at work.
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/atagi-weighs-in-as-pressue-rises-on-fourth-vaccine-dose/13961780

from the 2011 piece, remember swine flu?
“What was a bit surprising when we looked at some of the data from Canada and Hong Kong in the last year is that people who have been vaccinated in 2008 with the seasonal or ordinary vaccine seemed to have twice the risk of getting swine flu compared to the people who hadn’t received that vaccine,” he said.

ANU microbiologists say it is the opposite of what vaccines should do.

Professor Collignon says the findings of the study also highlight the benefits for healthy people who are exposed to some illnesses.

“Some interesting data has become available which suggests that if you get immunised with the seasonal vaccine, you get less broad protection than if you get a natural infection,” he said.

“It is particularly relevant for children because it is a condition they call original antigenic sin, which basically means if you get infected with a natural virus, that gives you not only protection against that virus but similar viruses or even in fact quite different flu viruses in the next year.

“We may be perversely setting ourselves up that if something really new and nasty comes along, that people who have been vaccinated may in fact be more susceptible compared to getting this natural infection.”

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 6, 2022 3:57 pm

NSW has had 2.87mill official cases of COVID.
Meaning at least double have had it.
That takes NSW up to 5.74mill.
Of a population of 8.1mill that’s approx. 71% of the population are done.
Considering apart from “celebrities”, I don’t know a person globally who’s had it twice.
Meaning, there aint no wave coming.
It’s done.

There should be a lot more focus on long COVID & punters with vaccine/booster related issues.

calli
calli
July 6, 2022 3:57 pm

So the main reason for treating Flim Flammery’s climate alarmism with contempt is because the content is utter rubbish with its endless litany of failed predictions, not because he doesn’t have formal credentials in the area.

I agree. There are plenty of other authorities who are qualified by virtue of experience in addition to their academic discipline.

However, a mining engineer will have done a serious amount of mathematics (pure and applied) as part of their degree. The problem is the starting point.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 6, 2022 3:59 pm

It is so ironic that once white settlement began most indigenous men and women were very keen to adopt the clothes, blankets and food of the early settlers. Warmth and easy food were far preferable than the exposure to the elements and the challenges of catching prey.

So they were “dispossessed” of *not* having warmth and easy food?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 6, 2022 4:00 pm

Stephen McIntyre is a retired mining engineer, but his input into “climate science” has been vastly superior to the highly credentialled “peer reviewed” brigade of alarmists.

As a mining engineer, McIntyre comes to the party equipped with mathematics, physics, modelling, and a professional background where you get to wear the consequences of your forecasting and risk analysis.

As I recall, at one point “Science”, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world, was forced to withdraw totally a paper it had published after “peer review” because McIntyre, with no resources except his home computer, was able to prove it was bullshit.

As a mining engineer McIntyre comes to the party equipped with intolerant scepticism that bypasses the soft science and group-think that turns flabby conclusions into The Science.

But you certainly don’t have to be a mining engineer to have these superpowers…

Frank
Frank
July 6, 2022 4:05 pm

Flannery is not publishing much in the way of modelling.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 6, 2022 4:07 pm

Julie Bitchop has been given the heave-ho by the beau – sadly, this photo does her no favours

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 6, 2022 4:07 pm

Don’t think a claim can be made for oldest culture being Australian aboriginals, seeing as humans came out of Africa.

Wrong.
Humans did not come out of Africa.

Here’s one:

San People
Era: c.140,000 to 100,000 years ago – present
Location: Southern Africa in countries such as Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa
Notable Achievements: Some of the oldest known rock paintings and oldest known ritual ceremony
Still Around: Yes

The San have only been in Southern Africa for about as long as the Aborigines have been in Australia- about 2,500 years, 80 Generations, still a helluva long time.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 6, 2022 4:09 pm

Ed Mong makes another unsupported assertion.

Another statement from the man in the mirror.
The mirror its squatting over.

duncanm
duncanm
July 6, 2022 4:10 pm

thefrollickingmolesays:
July 6, 2022 at 3:53 pm
Also expect to see the ABCcess shit seamlessly from “lock downs all the time” to “No one should be forced to get the jab”..

Proof?
They actually had a health expert on who was allowed to mention original antigenic sin, a term they knew in 2011* but completely forgot for the last 2 years.

au contraire!

They discussed it again in 2020 with regard to influenza – and then Norman (I’m an expert) Swan completely ignored the obvious implications for Covid vaccines.

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/template/12471852

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 6, 2022 4:11 pm

So they were “dispossessed” of *not* having warmth and easy food?

No.
They were shot out of their lands and replaced by sheep.
After the invention of refrigeration more were shot out and replaced by beef cattle.
Then they were enslaved.
Not a nice story, but it’s the truth.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 6, 2022 4:13 pm

Long Covid = Vaccine Injury.

duncanm
duncanm
July 6, 2022 4:14 pm

Julie Bitchop has been given the heave-ho by the beau

timing is interesting – no more free 1st class flights to places nice?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 6, 2022 4:24 pm

They were shot out of their lands and replaced by sheep.

Curse those 130 super marine waffencommandoes and their brown bess muskets of doooom!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHGWntUGT4I

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 6, 2022 4:25 pm

This is epic trolling.

Really?
As Cartman would say “Weak”
Trump had Vlad shitting his pants.

Frank
Frank
July 6, 2022 4:26 pm

Serendipitously.

Julie Bitchop has been given the heave-ho by the beau

And of course the second part.

Have you seen how well we’re doing?

So sad, travel allowance or not.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 6, 2022 4:26 pm

Julie Bitchop has been given the heave-ho by the beau

timing is interesting – no more free 1st class flights to places nice?

His face saving excuse will be that he only just found out that she had been two-timing him.

Apparently, behind his back, she had f*cked 24 million Australians.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 6, 2022 4:35 pm

Frollix, heard Collignon spruiking on the radio recently for everyone to get jabbed. Having a bet each way me thinks. When the faeces hits the proverbial will be able to say at dinner parties he was ahead of the ball.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 6, 2022 4:38 pm

Mother Lodesays:
July 6, 2022 at 4:26 pm
Julie Bitchop has been given the heave-ho by the beau

timing is interesting – no more free 1st class flights to places nice?

His face saving excuse will be that he only just found out that she had been two-timing him.

Apparently, behind his back, she had f*cked 24 million Australians.

Was it good for you too?

John of Mel
John of Mel
July 6, 2022 4:42 pm

Was it good for you too?

For Australians she used a dildo.
Not sure I liked it.
But to each his own, I guess.

Winston Smith
July 6, 2022 4:44 pm

The Frolicking Moll:

“We may be perversely setting ourselves up that if something really new and nasty comes along, that people who have been vaccinated may in fact be more susceptible compared to getting this natural infection.”

A scenario I’ve read in quite a few SF stories.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 6, 2022 4:44 pm

I don’t think that the Australian farmers could organise a protest

Ken worth is available till the first detour pops up.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 6, 2022 4:47 pm

Looking back now (having been so mildly chastised last night) I have identified an ambiguity that actually suggests a meaning opposite to that intended.

If the Levant had never contact with Europe, they would not have farming, pottery and metallurgy when they did.

Should be:

If the Levant had never contact with Europe, the Europeans would not have farming, pottery and metallurgy when they did.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 6, 2022 4:49 pm

Was it good for you too?

It was Skeletor.

206 boners.

And next morning she stood at the door saying I should leave.

It was my house!

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 6, 2022 4:50 pm

feelthebernsays:
July 6, 2022 at 3:57 pm
NSW has had 2.87mill official cases of COVID.
Meaning at least double have had it.
That takes NSW up to 5.74mill.
Of a population of 8.1mill that’s approx. 71% of the population are done.

Considering apart from “celebrities”, I don’t know a person globally who’s had it twice.

Son, Daughter-in-law, Grandkids 2/4/6 have had it twice and Grandkid 6 (Granddaughter) has currently 3rd time COVID

Roger
Roger
July 6, 2022 4:51 pm

Julie Bitchop has been given the heave-ho by the beau

Saw on the tube election night.

Whatever looks she had are fast fading.

(OK…call me superficial!)

Roger
Roger
July 6, 2022 4:52 pm

Saw her on the tube…

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 6, 2022 4:54 pm

For Australians she used a dildo.

Shades of this filum?

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 6, 2022 4:54 pm

Humans did not come out of Africa.

Where did they come from then, pray tell?

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 6, 2022 4:54 pm

Old Ozzie, sorry to hear that.
Were they symptomatic on all occasions?

John of Mel
John of Mel
July 6, 2022 4:55 pm

Whatever looks she had are fast fading.

But look at the parties she attends, and at her mansion(s). Also, she is very smart (some people say).

Winston Smith
July 6, 2022 4:56 pm

From Gateway Pundit:

National Hot Dog Eating Champion at work.

On Monday, during the middle of the competition, an animal rights protester ran up on stage next to Joey Chestnut carrying a sign reading, “Expose Smithfield Deathstar.”

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 6, 2022 4:58 pm

They were shot out of their lands and replaced by sheep.

Mistake Creek, Forrest River, Bedford Downs…Stories my Nanna told me..

Frank
Frank
July 6, 2022 5:01 pm

Saw on the tube election night.

Implausible dentition.

JC
JC
July 6, 2022 5:13 pm

Turtlehead
What exactly is the fascination that he’s tied in to any political philosophy. He’s a worthless piece of human garbage. You sicko.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 6, 2022 5:13 pm

Top Endersays:
July 6, 2022 at 4:54 pm
Humans did not come out of Africa.

Where did they come from then, pray tell?

Dickless imagined them into being?

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 6, 2022 5:15 pm

OPEC Sec General has just died.
Nothing suss.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 6, 2022 5:16 pm

JC

Turtlehead can answer for himself, but Id say its worthwhile considering their ABCcess’ first hot take on the shooting was to trumpet it was a WHITE MALE suspect, a type of description missing from a lot of their other reporting.
Salivating to turn him into a “good ol’ boy” who voted trump….

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 6, 2022 5:20 pm

So Bishop tells us that women have a message for the Liberal party.

She was in a Liberal government. She was in a position to do something.

She instead benefitted from being one of a relatively small number of women to fill jobs. If she had wholeheartedly advanced the cause of wymmyns she would have diluted her prestige as a woman (which far exceeded her value as a minister) and, I think unsurprisingly, she did not.

Now she has nothing to lose she will try to win some praise by beating the ‘Womens’ drum.

JC
JC
July 6, 2022 5:20 pm

Mole

Who watches or listens to the ABC?

Also Gaypundit is not much of a credible site either.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 6, 2022 5:20 pm

In the EU this year millions will go cold and thousands will die this winter, to stop the planet warming.

Thats what allowing an unelected permanent bureaucracy class of people to take control leads to.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 6, 2022 5:20 pm

Humans did not come out of Africa.

Where did they come from then, pray tell?

You appear to have a Hard On for Africa?
Look, there’s plenty of other continents, Europe, Asia, the Americas, what’s the big deal about Africa?
Pray tell?
lol

Morsie
Morsie
July 6, 2022 5:24 pm

The seeming fascination of the media and indeed denizens of this blog with Julie Bishop post politics is beyond my comprehension.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 6, 2022 5:25 pm

We’re all Africans, eh, Top Ender?
Get a grip on reality, mate.

JC
JC
July 6, 2022 5:27 pm

ME Ed, STFU and go take your pills

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 6, 2022 5:27 pm

The seeming fascination of the media and indeed denizens of this blog with Julie Bishop post politics is beyond my comprehension.

It’s pretty Gay.
There are a lot of Labor Party shills larping as disenchanted Liberals on this blog, so it goes with the territory.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 6, 2022 5:28 pm

Who watches or listens to the ABC?

Most farmers.
A lot of people driving outside cities.
And apparently every Karen and hysteric/public service mong in Australia.

Once you are outside the metro is ABC or someone doing the equivalent to this.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 6, 2022 5:29 pm

Humans might have come from Africa, but their antecedent species came from the oceans, so we are all fish.

But further and further back we go…

We are all single-celled organisms.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 6, 2022 5:29 pm

ME Ed, ..?
Look, do I hafta dig that Dennis Hopper/Christopher Walken clip up?

Morsie
Morsie
July 6, 2022 5:31 pm

Its amazing how things change.I was listening to a Melvin Bragg podcast on the temperance movement.
One guy started his own insurance company because as an abstainer he couldn’t get life insurance. It was felt his conduct in not drinking was deleterious to health.
It was also apparently common in early 19th century for beer to be provided in schools to the pupils and in hospitals to the patients.
Our drinking culture is pissweak by comparison to our forebears.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 6, 2022 5:31 pm

We are all single-celled organisms.

BoomerCope.
I’m not African, I doubt you are either.

Frank
Frank
July 6, 2022 5:31 pm

Morsie, it is probably a sardonic appreciation of her slow descent given how she conducted herself when she was more relevant.

John Sheldrick
July 6, 2022 5:33 pm

Momentum Energy, the retail arm of Hydro Tasmania, is increasing prices for household customers in NSW by an average of 32.2 per cent, while its Queensland prices will rise by 32.4 per cent. It has temporarily stopped taking on new customers on market offers.

How come all that electricity generated by Hydro Tasmania has suddenly gone up? Has all that free water that falls from the sky suddenly increased in price? I think the ACCC should investigate.

calli
calli
July 6, 2022 5:34 pm

It was also apparently common in early 19th century for beer to be provided in schools to the pupils and in hospitals to the patients.

This may have been because of the scarcity of potable water. Beer or ale was far safer by virtue of the fermenting process than well water.

One of the things that we take for granted.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 6, 2022 5:34 pm

Had high hopes for Boris when he was elected but soon realised that he was way over rated.

A statue of Thatcher could do a better job of inspiring the country.

PS well done the Dutch farmers. Hope our useless leaders are noticing what is going on.

“think BoJo the clown is days away from being BoJo the backbencher”

John Sheldrick
July 6, 2022 5:39 pm

Mother Lodesays:
July 6, 2022 at 5:29 pm
Humans might have come from Africa, but their antecedent species came from the oceans, so we are all fish.

But further and further back we go…

We are all single-celled organisms.

We are just atoms joined up a certain way. For some people, the joining up process has been corrupted somewhat. Those people are all left wing nut jobs, Climate Alarmists, Virus Alarmists, ‘Pollies’, Chief Health Officers and anyone who works for the ABC.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 6, 2022 5:42 pm

On the ‘Trump had Vlad shitting his pants’. No. Putin took Trump seriously and this was reciprocated.

What that actually meant we’ll never know.
Putin couldn’t second guess a guy like Trump and that would have kept him at home for fear of real reprisals not piss arse sanctions.
Vlad is a second rate bully and preys on the weak and corrupt to fulfil his sawn off fantasies of Mother Russia. Catherine the Great would have shagged him in the morning and shot him by lunch.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 6, 2022 5:43 pm

Ed is the missing link.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 6, 2022 5:43 pm

Cracker night in America goes Ukrainian.

Delta A
Delta A
July 6, 2022 5:44 pm

His face saving excuse will be that he only just found out that she had been two-timing him.

Apparently, behind his back, she had f*cked 24 million Australians.

And with that, Mother Lode wins the internets for the day.

Very well played, Sir.

calli
calli
July 6, 2022 5:45 pm

There are many differences of opinion on the beer vs. water preference. Bacteria hadn’t been discovered, and water left to sit will grow all sorts of organisms. Water used for beer was boiled, so had water been simply boiled it would have been reasonably safe to drink.

Another school of thought was the calorie content – beer produced energy, like bread.

Of course, they may have simply thought beer tasted better. 🙂

bespoke
bespoke
July 6, 2022 5:46 pm

Wifes out again, pies,sad.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 6, 2022 5:47 pm

Just interested Ed, if you have an alternative theory.

My understanding was homo sapiens came out of Africa, in that the first of the species arose there, and then migrated north into Europe, then spreading across Asia, and migrating into the Americas and Australia. Eg: articles here, and here

Homo sapiens displaced any other alternative versions of humans which had arisen, such as Neanderthal man.

If you know of any new theory proving otherwise it would be interesting.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 6, 2022 5:49 pm

Your taxpayer dollars at work:

Twenty-five men have been arrested for allegedly being involved in riots in Wadeye, with 10 having been remanded in custody to appear in Darwin Local Court, NT Police have said.

Sources however have expressed concerns about others in the community coming to prominence following the latest arrests.

Superintendent Kirk Pennuto said in a statement that over recent months the remote community had been the site of “intermittent disturbances” resulting in one death, numerous minor injuries, property damage and the displacement of a large number of people.

In the hearings, the Territory Families and Housing Department housing operations deputy chief executive Brent Warren said 545 people had been made homeless, with close to half the houses in the community in some way damaged, or 125 out of 288 public houses. NT Police had previously said 37 houses had be burnt.

Mr Warren said out of the 125, 80 homes had been assessed for damage, with an “early estimate” of $4 – $5 million to fix them.

More at NT Independent

Delta A
Delta A
July 6, 2022 5:51 pm

pies,sad

They go great with Brussel sprouts.

bespoke
bespoke
July 6, 2022 5:52 pm

That’s enough of that young lady.

John of Mel
John of Mel
July 6, 2022 5:53 pm

What that actually meant we’ll never know.

She was clearly trolling Western media’s “Russia, Russia, Russia” narrative.

Old bloke
Old bloke
July 6, 2022 5:53 pm

Top Ender says:
July 6, 2022 at 4:54 pm

Humans did not come out of Africa.

Where did they come from then, pray tell?

Down in the cabbage patch I’m told, transported to their adoring parents by a stork.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 6, 2022 5:54 pm

bespoke says:
July 6, 2022 at 5:46 pm
Wifes out again, pies,sad.

Run out of savs?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 6, 2022 5:54 pm

If you scroll down, you’ll see the old house I mentioned a couple of days ago on the north side of Windsor. It’s now under too, which means McGraths Hill and all the new homes out there are in trouble.

Yes. I saw it on the Teev with a shock of recognition.

That’s the lovely old house Calli showed us.

Greens caused this by holding up raising Warragamba dam.

cohenite
July 6, 2022 5:55 pm

Catherine the Great would have shagged him in the morning and shot him by lunch.

Or vice versa.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 6, 2022 5:56 pm

Portugal might be due for another National Salvation Junta.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 6, 2022 5:57 pm

It was also apparently common in early 19th century for beer to be provided in schools to the pupils and in hospitals to the patients.

Not uncommon when the water was unsafe to drink.

Cassie of Sydney
July 6, 2022 6:00 pm

“Homo sapiens displaced any other alternative versions of humans which had arisen, such as Neanderthal man.”

Correct, although we did breed with the Neanderthals and the Denisovans, the DNA in us confirms this interbreeding. And we definitely came out of Africa, the last continent to be settled by homo sapiens was what is now known as the Americas. As for when we left Africa, well they speculate about fifty thousand years ago although I suspect it was earlier…much earlier.

bespoke
bespoke
July 6, 2022 6:00 pm

Not yet Gez.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 6, 2022 6:01 pm

One of the best Australian movies has just dropped into Netflix.
The Rover.
In my view it’s what a future dystopian Australia would look like.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 6, 2022 6:03 pm

Not uncommon when the water was unsafe to drink.

I saw one documentary on the diet of Henry VIII, that suggested that his daily alcohol intake was so high that, like most people in Tudor England, he was simply rat arsed drunk, most of the time..

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 6, 2022 6:04 pm

Ed Casesays:
July 6, 2022 at 5:20 pm
Humans did not come out of Africa.

Where did they come from then, pray tell?

You appear to have a Hard On for Africa?
Look, there’s plenty of other continents, Europe, Asia, the Americas, what’s the big deal about Africa?
Pray tell?

Perfesser Dickless Ed, B Pal, M Imagination, challenges the predominant thread of archeology, but fails to offer any evidence. As usual.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 6, 2022 6:04 pm

bespoke says:
July 6, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Not yet Gez.

Savs are the AA batteries of the freezer for the bloke left home alone.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 6, 2022 6:05 pm

We are all single-celled organisms.

Enough about Mr Ed’s brain.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 6, 2022 6:06 pm

Jewellery Bishop = Anthony Overseasy

Neither knew the current cash rate when asked.

Ex-boyfriend got sick of riding a skeleton. Prolly found a more comfortable ride.

johanna
johanna
July 6, 2022 6:08 pm

I agree. There are plenty of other authorities who are qualified by virtue of experience in addition to their academic discipline.

However, a mining engineer will have done a serious amount of mathematics (pure and applied) as part of their degree. The problem is the starting point.

McIntyre is not your average retired mining engineer. As a young man he won the highest national maths prize in Canada. He is also a specialist in statistical analysis, unlike almost all ‘climate scientists.’ He has an impressive list of scalps as far as debunking rubbish climate papers is concerned.

That said, he is not especially partisan on the issue itself, as he has often said. He just detests junk science.

cohenite
July 6, 2022 6:10 pm

Rub and tug back blaming the current floods in Windsor the result of climate change and the worst ever. He was backed up by that sperm infested POS Parrot. Just for the record here is the history of the Windsor flood levels.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 6, 2022 6:10 pm

Old blokesays:
July 6, 2022 at 5:53 pm
Top Ender says:
July 6, 2022 at 4:54 pm

Humans did not come out of Africa.

Where did they come from then, pray tell?

Down in the cabbage patch I’m told, transported to their adoring parents by a stork.

More believable than Mr Ed’s evidence free brain storm.

Delta A
Delta A
July 6, 2022 6:12 pm

Clickbait from The Oz:

Boyfriend breaks up with Bishop over dinner
Julie Bishop’s property developer boyfriend David Panton has shared the details of how he broke up with the former foreign minister.

What a disgusting man, airing such intimate detail.

What a disgusting rag for printing it.

Roger
Roger
July 6, 2022 6:13 pm

Rub and tug back blaming the current floods in Windsor the result of climate change…

Tell a lie often enough…

John Sheldrick
July 6, 2022 6:15 pm

bespokesays:
July 6, 2022 at 5:46 pm
Wifes out again, pies,sad.

Maybe learn to cook?

bespoke
bespoke
July 6, 2022 6:17 pm

Maybe learn to cook?

No!

Cassie of Sydney
July 6, 2022 6:18 pm

“The seeming fascination of the media and indeed denizens of this blog with Julie Bishop post politics is beyond my comprehension.”

I’m not fascinated by Bishop. I think the woman is a despicable, nasty, parasitic low life who accomplished nothing, absolutely nothing whilst in politics. A media whore to the very end, who always hustled to be the centre of attention, right down to her red shoes stunt, all done for a grovelling media, I laughed out loud when I saw her choice of colour for shoes, I thought to myself, how revealing because once upon a time only whores wore red shoes. And as for her shrill calls about the Liberal Party having a women problem, I’ve heard that Bishop was known to be less than nice to her female Liberal colleagues….so in other words she’s a hypocrite.

Oh wait, I’m sorry, I must correct myself, she did accomplish something whilst in politics, she participated in the knifing of an elected PM, a PM who’d won a landslide two years earlier. Why did she do this? Because this always shallow woman decided to sell her soul and become infatuated, enthralled, bewitched and swayed by the utterly useless and miserable Toxic Turd of Point Piper.

The current state of Liberal Party is directly attributable to scum like Bishop. She can fuck off and clearly her “boyfriend” thought so too.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
July 6, 2022 6:18 pm

the hunky beau dropped the bombshell news to her while out together at dinner.

Oh yeah, the old dump-her-in-public Tactic.
Dos that belong in a MGTOW manual?

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 6, 2022 6:19 pm

My understanding was homo sapiens came out of Africa, in that the first of the species arose there, and then migrated north into Europe, then spreading across Asia, and migrating into the Americas and Australia.

You’re understanding is wrong.
By the way,
why is this such a huge issue for you?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 6, 2022 6:22 pm

bespoke says:
July 6, 2022 at 6:17 pm
Maybe learn to cook?
No!

Correct.
Women cook, men BBQ.

Gabor
Gabor
July 6, 2022 6:26 pm

Anthropology all those years ago as it has given me the knowing eyes to detect so many stone tools, quarry sites, and a ceremonial ground to boot.

Works the reverse way too, you see what you want or think you see.
There are a lot of natural formations we can only marvel at and can’t explain how they happened.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 6, 2022 6:26 pm

Some nice photos of historical Japan here.

But be sure to read the “white man bad” commentary in the side boxes.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2022/jul/06/imperial-artwork-early-photographs-of-life-in-japan-in-pictures

They are ridiculous in their need to abase themselves before the multi-cult, even to the extent of tut-tutting that some westerners may have had negative reactions to parts of Japanese feudal culture.

Diogenes
Diogenes
July 6, 2022 6:27 pm

Adjacent to the rail out to Richmond – if the railway goes under so will my office. The situation is the worst I have ever seen it.

Our old neighbours and friends from the Central Coast are sending photos and videos. Some have lived in the area for 60 years and have never seen the flooding so bad.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 6, 2022 6:28 pm

This Site numbering the World’s richest people claims
Gina Rinehart [no. 69] is jewish.
Is that right?

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 6, 2022 6:29 pm

This site

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 6, 2022 6:30 pm

“The seeming fascination of the media and indeed denizens of this blog with Julie Bishop post politics is beyond my comprehension.”

The looks went to Julie, the brains went to Bronwyn.
Unfortunately the Liberal Party just loves Julie, who needs a brain transplant.
The one she presently has is the Davos standard model.

John Sheldrick
July 6, 2022 6:31 pm

cohenitesays:
July 6, 2022 at 6:10 pm
Rub and tug back blaming the current floods in Windsor the result of climate change and the worst ever. He was backed up by that sperm infested POS Parrot. Just for the record here is the history of the Windsor flood levels.

The whole area is a river Flood Plain and has been since the last Ice Age ended and the river turned up. It would have flooded on and off many times since the Ice Age ended. This is just another one of those ‘ons’. Now, when Warragamba Dam spills and the Colo River pours in along with the Nepean River flooding with those up stream Dams spilling, the water has to go somewhere as it tries to get to the sea.

BTW, I am no way an ‘eggs spurt’ in these matters. Rather, just an interested observer who happens to live in an area not subject to flooding. If Tim Flatulence’s prediction of the sea levels rising 25 metres anytime soon then I may well have to move to higher ground.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 6, 2022 6:38 pm

Native Tribes of Central Australia
London
Macmillan
1899
Spencer, Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929). Gillen, Francis James (1856-1912).

Old Ozzie -thank you for reminding me of this seminal work on pre settlement Aboriginal culture. I studied Aboriginal life and culture at university many many years ago, yet I can’t recall that this was required reading – though it may have been.

Not in first year, Vicki, but it was taught in later years at SU when specialisation started.
Anthropology at SU was once a world-class department with strong links to Cambridge University. Its briefly visiting p/g students (me and first husband), carrying introductions, were made welcome there in the early 1970’s. Unbeknownst to me, Hairy was also a student there (different College though), and a very hairy fellow at that time as all the photos show.

Readings at SU included Spencer and Gillen, plus Strehlow, Basedow, and the earlier trained anthropologists, such as Elkin, Hiatt, Berndts, Meggitt, Beckett and many others. I was taught by, and later taught with, both Ian Hogbin and Margaret MacArthur and in Prehistory worked with the explosive John Clegg. Long time passing.
Aboriginal cultures were not romanticised although treated fairly in those days.
As you say, the appeal of giving up the hunter gatherer food search must have been compelling.

rickw
rickw
July 6, 2022 6:40 pm

And we definitely came out of Africa, the last continent to be settled by homo sapiens was what is now known as the Americas.

The genetic information doesn’t support this. Instead it suggests an origination in the Middle East. There is genetic material in Africans which is unique to them and which is not consistent with them being at the origin, but rather a branch.

African cultures also recount a migration within countable generations in their oral histories. These oral histories generally recall a migration SW to the West Coast and then SE through central Africa and to the East coast. The prevalence of Bantu and the relationship of other languages to it also tends to support a more recent arrival into Africa.

Remember how absolutely wrong The Science has been about everything of late. Quite possibly this isn’t a recent phenomenon.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
July 6, 2022 6:43 pm

Ed Casesays:
July 6, 2022 at 4:07 pm
Don’t think a claim can be made for oldest culture being Australian aboriginals, seeing as humans came out of Africa.

Wrong.
Humans did not come out of Africa.

and…

Ed Casesays:
July 6, 2022 at 5:20 pm
Humans did not come out of Africa.

[Where did they come from then, pray tell?]

You appear to have a Hard On for Africa?
Look, there’s plenty of other continents, Europe, Asia, the Americas, what’s the big deal about Africa?
Pray tell?

Poor old mentally defective Ed.
The same “logic” can be used to prove that Ed’s a sexual deviant.
First, deny that he’s sexually attracted to human females, then when asked for proof just say that there are plenty of other species. And inanimate objects.
Flaws with that logic, without sending yourself down in flames [phrasing], Ed?

bons
bons
July 6, 2022 6:45 pm

During the past 20 days, four houses in Noosa have sold for between 25 and 37 million, er, that’s dollars.
All four will be torn down and replaced.
What can you say?
At the same time, businesses cannot access their lifeblood casual labour because the young transient kids cannot find affordable accommodation.
The pendulum has a long way to travel before returning to equilibrium.
Thank God for Bozo, the Dyke, insane Bowen and the rest of the ABC’s Government. They will certainly get the pendulum swinging, er gyrating.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 6, 2022 6:48 pm

Putin acts pretty much like every great power in history. The only reason there has been this building animosity in the West against Putin flows from him charting an independent course to that of the West which has raised its hackles.

It’s a pity we can remember Russia subjugating Eastern European countries and running a nuclear stare down for over forty years.
Hackles are raised at the prospect of a repeat performance.
Great powers don’t perform like that.

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