Open Thread – Tues 5 July 2022


Surrender of Lord Cornwallis, John Trumbull, 1820

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Top Ender
Top Ender
July 7, 2022 10:23 am

Any experienced o/s traveller have an opinion as to whether Premium Economy is worth it? Looking at Sydney to Los Angeles with United.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 7, 2022 10:24 am

I expect Palaszczuk will be on a plane to Tokyo shortly to undertake some apologetic ojigi.

I suppose a spot of seppuku would be out of the question?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 7, 2022 10:26 am

Uschi von der Karenhair finally announces a plan to work out how to
overcome the two way nature of sanctions.

These people are meant to be an elite class.

They are, in a way.
EU strategic dependency on Russian energy has been a front and centre issue in the energy sector for going on 30 years.

Eurocrats, like von der Leyen, had a far more sophisticated and nuanced take on things than filthy miners and oilmen, talking their own books.

Russian gas, at first cheap, was a means to smoothly ease Europe into the Green Nirvana of 100% renewables. Following which, Mother Russia could FOAD.

The boot is on the other FOAD.

Zipster
July 7, 2022 10:30 am

If Australia was invaded, was there ever a people who mounted such a futile resistance, or were conquered so utterly?

the chinese?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 7, 2022 10:33 am

Top Endersays:
July 7, 2022 at 10:23 am
Any experienced o/s traveller have an opinion as to whether Premium Economy is worth it? Looking at Sydney to Los Angeles with United.

Definitely wasn’t worth it on SQ – same meals and drinks as economy 1 row behind us and not a great extra recline on seats.

On QF upstairs A380 better seats and different menus and wines – so yes

And looking at Emirates new Premium Economy will give a go on QF/EK light

United B787-10 Polaris Business and Premium Plus Review

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 7, 2022 10:33 am

This has been a massive mistake by the Palacechook Government.

Squeezing the golden egg laying goose won’t make it squirt out more golden eggs.
Old jungle saying.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 7, 2022 10:40 am

It is understood that even though Japanese miners knew an increase in royalty rates was in the pipeline, they were angry about a lack of consultation over such a large rise.

Be fun if the Japs just said no, and refused to pay royalties at all. Chook would have an A-grade international incident on her hands plus no yummy yummy cash. What could she do? What could Albo do? It would be epic.

duncanm
duncanm
July 7, 2022 10:42 am

Sancho Panzersays:
July 7, 2022 at 9:09 am
My mail (a rumour via a QantasLink turbo-prop pilot) is that rumours are circulating that Q are looking to import already qualified pilots to run the Q/Jester fleet, rather than transition turbo-prop pilots.
Save on training.

not surprising. They’ve already closed down their local training facility at Mascot and have moved training to SE Asia AFAIK.

Cassie of Sydney
July 7, 2022 10:42 am

Sal Grover stood up to the trans bullies. She didn’t cave, she didn’t capitulate and she didn’t bend the knee. Go Sal.

Discrimination claims against women-only app dropped

A discrimination case against a ­female-only social media platform for excluding trans-women has been abandoned.

Sall Grover, the founder of ­Giggle – a free app for women to discuss politics, business ideas, news and gossip – welcomed news the Federal Circuit Court case against her company had been dropped. “(In a) few ways, I’m shocked by it. I suppose I thought if you were going to do it, you’re going to do it,” she said.

“It’s just been such a long drawn-out process. We are relieved on one level but you are always looking over your shoulder.”

Roxanne Tickle, a trans-woman, alleged she was discriminated against after her membership request to join the app was declined.

The app uses facial recognition technology to analyse new ­member photographs to ensure they are female.

In her complaint, Ms Tickle said Ms Grover “considered transgender women … to be male”, “(considered) transgender women … to be not women” and “(considered) transgender women … to be men claiming to be women”.

It was also alleged in the application that Ms Grover made statements to the effect that “trans­gender women … are wrong to identify as women”.

Ms Tickle asked for a written apology, to access the app and for Ms Grover to complete gender identity education. Ms Tickle and her solicitor have been contacted for comment, but did not respond.

Giggle boasts 20,000 users from 88 different countries. It has been criticised by reviewers for being “transphobic”.

“Absolutely disgusting, filled with trans misogyny,” one review said. “Wildy [sic] transphobic, ­really disappointing this is allowed on the App store,” another read.

Another said they “truly hate terfs” – an acronym for trans exclusionary radical feminists.

It is not clear why the case was dropped, but a notice of discontinuance filed on July 4 said Ms Tickle sought to discontinue all of the orders in her application.

Ms Grover – who has received death threats amid the court case – said it was a “win for women”.

They should be free to access the internet without fear of trolling or abuse, she said.

“Women who try to stand their ground … they get attacked for it. Then a lot of them do cave because they don’t want to get called a bigot, or discriminatory,” she said.

“There are women on (the app) from all over the world where gender nonconformity is really frowned upon. They are connecting, (having) private conversations (and) making friends.

“(The) accusation that we were discriminating based on gender identity is demonstrably false.”

Ms Grover said she created the app after she returned to Australia from Hollywood where as a screenwriter she witnessed misogyny towards women. After speaking about it with her mother, she hoped the platform would be a “safe” space for women to connect and share their experiences. Apps for females that include trans-women are legitimate, Ms Grover said. “If you want to create apps or platforms that are women plus trans-women, knock yourself out. I don’t have a problem,” she said. “I would never criticise a women plus trans-women app. (We) have to also cater for women who want women-only ones.”

As a result of the “Zeitgeist”, Ms Grover has clarified that trans-men (women who identify as men) are allowed to use the app.

There are several lessons here….

1. Sal Grover has been deliberately and maliciously targeted by trans bullies for the last two and a half years, all because she created a female only app FOR FEMALES ONLY. Grover has been smeared as a Nazi, far-right, transphobe and she’s received death threats…because as we all know, those trans activists are so kind, so gentle and so tolerant.

2. “Roxanne Tickle”, who initiated the complaint is a well known trans activist pest. HE deliberately targets female only organisations and women. HE tried to sign up to Grover’s app and HE was rejected.

3. Grover refused to be intimidated. In January of this year, she received a letter of complaint from Australian Human Rights Commission because Tickle had lodged a complaint with them. This complaint summoned her to appear before a tribunal for “re-education”, Grover didn’t buckle. She responded to the Australian Human Rights Commission by saying NO, NYET, NOPE, NON. By refusing to appear before the AHRC, it then went to the Federal Court. Sal responded…….bring it on.

4. Roxanne Tickle has now abandoned this case, probably because HE was told that HE was on a hiding to nothing in the Federal Court. And please note everyone that Sal Grover did not capitulate to this trans bullying not did she capitulate to the bully that is the AHRC.

5. Grover’s ordeal is how we should all deal with bullies. Call their bluff. Oh and Grover has had to endure this whilst pregnant. Sal is one tough gal.

duncanm
duncanm
July 7, 2022 10:43 am

Top Endersays:
July 7, 2022 at 10:23 am
Any experienced o/s traveller have an opinion as to whether Premium Economy is worth it? Looking at Sydney to Los Angeles with United.

Easy – fly Cathay instead.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2022 10:43 am

Australian hospital wards may not be segregated but we need to decolonise healthcare

This decolonise thing is yet another cause that must not be reflected on at any cost. I realise the above is talking about Healthcare rather than the history of medicine, but it is used to justify so many ham-fisted attempts to re-write history.

Western people did not colonise Western medicine. They created it. When Louis Pasteur devised ‘germ theory’ he did not displace some POC or whatever. It was not someone else’s turn (turns being based on race apparently).

You can’t even say that someone was due to discover ‘germ theory’ and it happened to be him – as if there was a chair and someone had to fill it.

He made the discovery. Or, if you like, he made the chair. There was no guarantee that anyone would. It looks obvious now because after the discovery who branches of medicine have come into being, but without that initial feat by Pasteur they would not exist, all the ‘commonsense’ based on it would not exist. Our current society would not exist in its present form and the need for a ‘germ theory’ might not be there at all.

There are plenty of medical traditions without it. Not as good, but that is why we should be grateful for the likes of Louis.

Same for music. There is no patriarchy. Men didn’t force women from their rightful places.

The preferred practice in these cases seems to be to find a woman or a POC or an Indian (not really historically part of the West) – any kind of non-straight-white-male, and elevate them, amplify their contribution, and recast traditional historical hero as only having been chosen for misogynistic racist reasons.

In our modern world we do have composers and writers and inventors and whatnot of many different racial extractions. And of course they should get full credit for what they do – because they are here. But trying to manufacture grievance in history on such ridiculous grounds is just making the whole of the world about yourself and your gripes.

As for the original complaint above about representation in text books – it may have merit. But these days a lot of complaints about gender and race are as facile as the stuff referred to above.

duncanm
duncanm
July 7, 2022 10:44 am

thefrollickingmolesays:
July 7, 2022 at 9:20 am
Stupidest hot take of the year??

Australian hospital wards may not be segregated but we need to decolonise healthcare*

so that’s back to some bark rubbed into wounds, lots of herbal smoke in a humpy, some small animal bones thrown on the floor and hope for the best?

areff
areff
July 7, 2022 10:51 am
Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 7, 2022 10:55 am

I expect Palaszczuk will be on a plane to Tokyo shortly to undertake some apologetic ojigi.

Hope not. She’ll do the wrong ojigi.
Wars break out for less.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 7, 2022 10:57 am

The Pony Club is on its last legs.

areff
areff
July 7, 2022 11:04 am

Some spirit medium!

In order to ensure that you always get the most accurate and useful information from Roxanne, here we clarify what she does and doesn’t do in a reading. Roxanne does not:

* Predict the winning lottery numbers, winning horses, sports games results or provide any information on any form of gambling. These are all games of chance and are not predictable due to the variables and energy of so many involved …

…* Make general predictions relating to world events.

The don’t make soothsayers like they used to.

Struth
July 7, 2022 11:06 am

This has been a massive mistake by the Palacechook Government.

FMD.
All this intentional globalist destruction of our civilisation seen as “mistakes”.

Again, this threads a study in human sheep coping mechanisms.
Indolent and others post exactly what is happening and it’s ignored time and again.
There is an elephant in the room they will not allow themselves to see.
The elephant is truth and if accepted, these human sheep would have to accept they took jabs from those that want them dead, that have already caused global mysery and death to millions.
They took jabs from tyrants for whatever fucked up reason and now see what is happening.
The evidence is overwhelming and ignored by the human sheep.
An amazing thing to witness.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2022 11:06 am

Meet Miss Roxanne Tickle.

Good banner at the top of the page.

I take it that before current fad Roxanne (or the male name it had at the time) was a fairy.

Now that it thinks everyone else thinks it a woman because it does – or feels it – it is off with the fairies.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 7, 2022 11:06 am

Sancho,
Was talking to a Quantas pilot a month ago and he said Quantas was actively recruiting from overseas and Cathay Pacific pilots in particular were applying. Seems their pay and conditions are not what they used to be and Hong Kong is no longer as good as it was to live.

“My mail (a rumour via a QantasLink turbo-prop pilot) is that rumours are circulating that Q are looking to import already qualified pilots to run the Q/Jester fleet, rather than transition turbo-prop pilots.
Save on training”

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 7, 2022 11:10 am

If Borka retires to the library with a Webley, Suella may not be Maggie T. reborn, but she might upset all the right people.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 7, 2022 11:11 am

From The Herald Sun. How times have changed. The 4th jab is the same as the first 3 !

“One key reason experts are not advising younger people get a fourth jab is because the vaccines have rare side effects that can affect the hearts of younger people, particularly males. Younger people are much less likely to get severe infections from Covid or end up in hospital so the risks are thought to be greater than the benefit in this age group”.

Tom
Tom
July 7, 2022 11:12 am

Any experienced o/s traveller have an opinion as to whether Premium Economy is worth it? Looking at Sydney to Los Angeles with United.

Top Ender, I used to evaluate air fares for punters for a living.

Premium economy is basically what business class was in the 1980s – a seat that’s wider and more comfortable than standard economy with (in Qantas’s case) about seven inches more pitch (forward space per seat row) than economy.

Airlines basically regard premium economy passengers as those who don’t have a budget for business class, which is priced at around $A20,000 return MEL-LAX.

By contrast, premium economy on the same route is around $A7000 return.

If you can afford it, go premium economy because standard Qantas economy (31” pitch) is sardine class and not much above the minimum allowable economy seat pitch (28”). Qantas’s 787s, which do most of its international long-haul flying, is among the sqeeziest in nine-abreast economy. Airlines like Cathay Pacific that fly the A350 are much comfyer (nine-abreast economy in a hull five inches wider than the 787).

But book ahead and watch out for specials in low season periods (for travel in February-March and October-November), though discounts are currently as scarce as hen’s teeth because of pent-up travel demand caused by Kung Flu.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 7, 2022 11:14 am

The Pony Club is on its last legs.

David ‘Who?’ Crisafuli obviously reads the Cat, but it may not be enough:

David Crisafulli
@DavidCrisafulli

I’ll be meeting with the Japanese Ambassador tomorrow.

I’ll be assuring him under a government I lead, promises made will be promises kept. #qldpol

Palacechook’s everlasting Premiership boils Cameron Dick’s balls. Smartest Man in the Room, he knows he would be so much better than her.

So there is that.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 7, 2022 11:17 am

Russia, Australia relations at lowest ebb in decades: envoy
Courtney Gould
37 minutes ago July 7, 2022
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Russia’s ambassador to Australia has claimed relations between Canberra and Moscow have reached the lowest point in decades.

In a tense interview on ABC’s RN, Alexey Pavlovsky rejected any suggestion his country’s invasion of Ukraine was a war, accused the media of biased reporting and denied Russia was responsible for wreaking economic havoc on the world.

Instead he said the severe shortages of wheat and soaring gas and fuel prices was the fault of the West.

“I would say the current global economic problems are rather caused by the west’s hysteric reaction to Russia’s actions in Ukraine,” he said.

Dr Pavlovsky repeatedly avoided labelling the invasion as a war, instead opting to call it a “special military operation”.

“You can call it as you wish. Our point of view – it is a military operation to protect people in Donbas and to protect the security interests of Russia which has been arrogantly ignored by the West,” he said.

He accused Ukraine of targeting “cities far from the frontline” and “deliberately and discriminately bombing the ctiites killing civilians”.

He claimed he had information from “different sources” that the situation on the ground was “very different”.

“The ABC never talks about that,” Dr Pavlovsky said. “Your coverage of the conflict has been entirely one-sided.

Not a war? Strikes me a a bloody good imitation of one!

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 7, 2022 11:17 am

Hundreds more people than usual are dying each week in England and Wales

I’m sure it’s nothing

Roger
Roger
July 7, 2022 11:19 am

Australian hospital wards may not be segregated but we need to decolonise healthcare Three brown children have died in the past year waiting for an escalation of medical care they never received

How many white children have experienced the same treatment, or lack thereof?

I don’t think medical negligence discriminates.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 7, 2022 11:21 am

Mother Lode

As for the original complaint above about representation in text books – it may have merit. But these days a lot of complaints about gender and race are as facile as the stuff referred to above.

Now look at advertisements i Australia, in pretty much all media. They have been so thoroughly de-colonised that major elements of the population appear only as court jesters.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2022 11:24 am

Ms Grover said she created the app after she returned to Australia from Hollywood where as a screenwriter she witnessed misogyny towards women.

I have absolutely no difficulty at all in believing what she says about her experience in Hollywood.

The same Hollywood that forever preaches to ordinary people that they they should not drive, should not be able to own a gun, and should not fly, when they themselves are driven about in massive cars with the aircon left on while they go shopping, while they have armed security guards (with the added protection of high walls and cameras to more security guards surrounding their compounds), and while they fly their own planes from country to country to attend parties, soirees, and events.

Well, this Hollywood tells us misogyny is wrong. What else are we to expect?

miltonf
miltonf
July 7, 2022 11:25 am

Yes looking at ads for the NAB (which I have no dealings with forunately) they sure don’t seem to want white guys as customers.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 7, 2022 11:26 am

I listened to the below podcast which could very easily relate to Australia.

He mentions a Tweet by a guy claiming to be Lakota Indian who made a comment about the land where Mt Rushmore is located that it was stolen from Lakota. They claim it is sacred land. Walsh goes into the history of the land and it appears Lakota took it from Cheyanne who took it by force from another and so on.

Also goes into the slavery debate regarding pretty much everybody had slaves at one point but only US/West get criticised for it.

Matt Walsh Reviewing Milestones In The War For American History

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2022 11:27 am

Now look at advertisements i Australia, in pretty much all media. They have been so thoroughly de-colonised that major elements of the population appear only as court jesters.

Too true.

But I think the effect is to make people feel less likely to be persuaded by the ads.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 7, 2022 11:36 am

The below is from the HS and just a small clip just to show report.

Last night saw similar article in the The Mercury in TAS but can’t find article now. It said the average years lost for those dying with Covid was 15. Maths is not my strong point but how is that possible if the average age of those dying with Covid is about 84. Doesn’t that make the average age 69 ?

“The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) report, released on Thursday, also shows that deaths from dementia and coronary heart disease soared along withCovid deaths across Australia during the first two months of this year”.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 7, 2022 11:40 am

Roxanne Tickle, a trans-woman,

A missed opportunity there.

Should have been Theresa.
Shortened to Tess.

Tess Tickle, a trans woman…..

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 7, 2022 11:42 am

He mentions a Tweet by a guy claiming to be Lakota Indian who made a comment about the land where Mt Rushmore is located that it was stolen from Lakota. They claim it is sacred land. Walsh goes into the history of the land and it appears Lakota took it from Cheyanne who took it by force from another and so on.

Yep, when one abo mob claim native title over an area I want them to prove they didn’t get it by using violence on the previous mob.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 7, 2022 11:42 am

Regarding ads. Telstra have been running an ad in cinemas for a while now. Black man sits down in cinema next a white woman (whose male partner is also black) and then realises in wrong sit. He then moves a few seats back to sit next to his white female partner.

Both black males do not appear Aboriginal and look more like African American. I have no problem with mixed race marriages but Telstra is pushing the diversity angle a bit much as not very representative of Aussie couples you see in cinema.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 7, 2022 11:44 am

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) report, released on Thursday, also shows that deaths from dementia and coronary heart disease soared along withCovid deaths across Australia during the first two months of this year

So much for the undiagnosed cancer theory up thread.

bespoke
bespoke
July 7, 2022 11:50 am

Hi Charlie….

Zipster
July 7, 2022 11:53 am

Your Kids Will Own Nothing, And be Happy
The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2022 11:54 am

Any experienced o/s traveller have an opinion as to whether Premium Economy is worth it? Looking at Sydney to Los Angeles with United.

Try the Sydney to Dallas flight.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 7, 2022 12:02 pm

Its worth mentioning in the cases of “decolonised” healthcare above.

In at least one of those cases the treating Dr was Ethic (Indian) origin.

Mater
July 7, 2022 12:03 pm

So much for the undiagnosed cancer theory up thread.

Dementia, diabetes and cancer are all running well above average in Australia since 2020. The claimed rise in heart disease deaths doesn’t appear to be near the same magnitude.

Jan-Mar 22:
https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/health/causes-death/provisional-mortality-statistics/latest-release

Jan 2020-Dec 2021:
https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/health/causes-death/provisional-mortality-statistics/jan-2020-dec-2021

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 7, 2022 12:04 pm

Dozens of members of warring Indigenous clans are arrested after clashes sparked by the death of a man who was speared in the head at remote outback community

. Violent clan wars in a remote Northern Territory region see 25 men arrested
. Tensions between the clans have resulted in dozens of injuries to clan members
. Armed groups of up to 300 have been fighting in and around Wadeye
. Escalation between the clans was spurred on by the reported spearing of a man

Winston Smith
July 7, 2022 12:05 pm

Bruce O’Newk:

Be fun if the Japs just said no, and refused to pay royalties at all. Chook would have an A-grade international incident on her hands plus no yummy yummy cash. What could she do? What could Albo do?

Is there more available elsewhere at the same price and quality?
It does appear the Japanese may go back to opening lots of coal and iron mines like they did once before to crash the market with oversupply.
The world is learning the valuable lesson that you must diversify your supply chain or else.

Struth
July 7, 2022 12:05 pm
Zipster
July 7, 2022 12:06 pm

There’s something out there with the power to unleash things that it cannot keep under control
DarkHorse Podcast Clips
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Bret speaks with Konstantin Kisin in London about fatherhood, thinking in public, and human extinction.

Vicki
Vicki
July 7, 2022 12:07 pm

TV and radio – particularly in the morning – proliferate the rubbish theories about Covid and the vaccines.

On radio today – I was in my car & I think it was 2GB – a female GP (I think from Melbourne) reminded the audience how deadly Covid was – using the example of her 65 year old uncle who had died (with it or of it?). She then went on to recommend the universal return of masks, citing a “Melbourne study” which “proved” the efficacy of masks!

Given that Covid is spread by way of a very fine aerosol which can easily penetrate most masks, and that there are now a vast number of OS clinical studies proving that masks are totally useless, this spread of erroneous beliefs is outrageous – particularly from a practising GP. But it is never challenged by interviewers who are complicit in the false information.

While I condemn the spread of fear and inaccurate information about this virus, I do agree with said GP that the virus should not be dismissed as innocuous. It may be for some people with good immune systems and natural or acquired immunity. But, like many influenza strains, it can be deadly for certain people. I have also always been mindful of the fact that CV19 was a gain-of-function pathogen, apparently engineered to infect human cells with comparative ease.

It says little for the breadth of education of our media, or indeed some GPs, that they are unable to reach a measured understanding of such an important issue.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
July 7, 2022 12:13 pm

OldOzzie says:
July 7, 2022 at 12:04 pm

Dozens of members of warring Indigenous clans are arrested after clashes sparked by the death of a man who was speared in the head at remote outback community

. Violent clan wars in a remote Northern Territory region see 25 men arrested
. Tensions between the clans have resulted in dozens of injuries to clan members
. Armed groups of up to 300 have been fighting in and around Wadeye
. Escalation between the clans was spurred on by the reported spearing of a man

Hey brother lets get on the woobla and see if we can spear and shoot each other with crossbows. All brothers and sisters we disable will get a higher pension and that equals more woobla. Win win.

Tom
Tom
July 7, 2022 12:15 pm

It says little for the breadth of education of our media, or indeed some GPs, that they are unable to reach a measured understanding of such an important issue.

Vicki, 90% of the Australian media no longer has any interest in its core mission — being the public’s eyes and ears. It has become a radical political party like the Greens peddling disinformation — especially about Kung Flu.

It saddens me to tell you that as I have spent a lifetime in the journalism business.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 7, 2022 12:15 pm

Yes looking at ads for the NAB (which I have no dealings with forunately) they sure don’t seem to want white guys as customers.

Haha, noticed that last week (I’m a customer).
NAB’s banner graphic.
Got to get rid of that Gaia-destroying car NAB yxes.
And is that Di Caprio’s yacht in the background?
Btw why does the house have legs?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 7, 2022 12:17 pm
Zipster
July 7, 2022 12:19 pm

NAB’s banner graphic.

is it a black male or female at the wheel, I can’t tell

where are the white people?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 7, 2022 12:21 pm

Ouch this is what my kids call me as a Health Survivor

and one Tory MP branding the PM ‘a cockroach in a nuclear apocalypse’

Not sure I like being compared to Boris

Winston Smith
July 7, 2022 12:21 pm

Old Ozzie:

https://nypost.com/cover/july-6-2022/

Most would have been gangbangers.
Good riddance.
C/f =<0

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 7, 2022 12:22 pm

Zipstersays:
July 7, 2022 at 12:19 pm
NAB’s banner graphic.

is it a black male or female at the wheel, I can’t tell

where are the white people?

None in Australia according to Woke Australian Businesses – Don’t want our Custom

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 7, 2022 12:35 pm

Tucker Carlson: You Are Not Supposed To Notice That Psychiatric Drugs Are Driving Young American Men Insane

TUCKER CARLSON: They’re numbed by the endless psychotropic drugs that are handed out in every school in the country by crackpots posing as counselors and of course, they’re angry. They know that their lives will not be better than their parents. They’ll be worse. That’s all but guaranteed. They know that. They’re not that stupid and yet, the authorities in their lives, mostly women, never stops lecturing them about their so-called privilege. You’re male. You’re privileged. Imagine that. Try to imagine an unhealthier, unhappier life than that.

So, a lot of young men in America are going nuts. Are you surprised? And by the way, a shockingly large number of them have been prescribed psychotropic drugs by their doctors, SSRI or antidepressants and that would include quite a few mass shooters and keep in mind, again, these drugs are meant to prevent crazy behavior and yet there seems to be a connection.

Eric Harris, the columbine killer was on Zoloft and Luvox. A year earlier, a 15-year-old called Kip Kinkel shot his parents and dozens of classmates. He was on Prozac. In 2005, a 16-year-old called Jeff Weise killed his grandfather and ten kids in Minnesota. He was on Prozac, too. So was 27-year-old Steven Kazmierczak who murdered six people at Northern Illinois University. In 2012, you may recall when 25-year-old James Holmes walked into a movie theater and shot 82 people. He was on Zoloft.

The list goes on and on and on and on.

The Journal of Political Psychology once assembled a list of dozens more mass killings, all committed by young people, young men on prescription drugs. So, is there a connection? Well, we don’t know definitively. We do know there are a whole lot more of these drugs being taken by kids than ever before and by the entire population. Who’s not taking some prescription medication at this point? Between 1991 and 2018, total SSRI prescriptions in the United States rose by more than 3,000%. 3,000%!

3,000% of anything is a massive change. You don’t see changes like that, but the point of this change was to make Americans calmer, saner, happier. Take these drugs and your problems will go away. Yes, you will become numb. You will lose part of yourself. You no longer experience deep joy. You’ll become part robot, but at least you won’t want to kill yourself or harm other people. That was the promise.

3,000%. Did it work? Let’s see. Over the very same period, the suicide rate in the United States jumped by 35%. Did it work? Well, millions of people got on anti-suicide drugs and we wound up with many more suicides. So, maybe it’s not working. Is it possible it’s making the problem worse, you think? Well, let’s see. Mass shootings also increased dramatically over the very same period. Here’s a chart that shows it. Now the halfwits on Twitter always scream the same thing. Correlation is not causation. All right. Whatever that means, but tell us, halfwits. What is going on exactly? What does that chart mean?

We know that SSRIs are dangerous. It says so right on the label. They increase “the risk of anxiety, agitation, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity and mania.” Oh, not a big deal. That’s not causation. Then what is it? According to one meta study by the FDA, young people who’ve been prescribed SSRI have an increased rate of suicide. Oh, wait. More suicides? Weren’t they supposed to reduce suicide, but we’re getting more suicide? Let’s stop right there, but we’re not stopping. We’re accelerating.

Between 2015 and 2019, the use of SSRI drugs by teens in the United States rose by nearly 40%. So, it’s not working? Let’s do a whole lot more of it.

This seems like a massive and extremely obvious problem, extremely obvious. People aren’t themselves. They’re taking drugs that appear to be causing the behavior that drugs are designed to prevent. Why don’t they talk about this on TV? Oh, let’s see. In 2020, the pharmaceutical industry spent more than $4.5 billion advertising on national television in this country. Now, how much is that? Well, to put it in some context, Pfizer spent more on advertising in 2020 than it did on research and development.

But it wasn’t a bad decision. It was a great decision. Pfizer’s revenue doubled last year to more than $81 billion. Now, how do they do that? Well, the ad campaign paid off. It helped convince politicians to require the entire population take Pfizer products, products that don’t work as advertised, that have killed large numbers of people and whose side effects are indemnified against lawsuits by the United States Congress. That’s quite a business model. You might think it could be a subject of a media story, but no. No stories on Pfizer. They’re paid to be fanboys of Pfizer. Therefore, they are.

Here’s a tweet, for example, from CNBC, which is ostensibly a news organization and we’re quoting, “Pfizer is uniquely positioned to advance MRNA, which could be a breakthrough for other infectious diseases, genetic diseases and cancer. (Paid post for Pfizer) #ad.” It was on their Twitter account, a news organization. They’re admitting it’s a paid post for Pfizer. But in CNBC’s defense, they’re not alone. Pretty much all the news coverage you see in the United States is a paid post for Pfizer.

Oh, it’s all brought to you by Pfizer. Now, why is that? Because TV channels don’t prescribe drugs. Doctors do. So, why would Pfizer, a drug company, be advertising on television? Well, we’re not sure the answer. Let’s put it this way. Don’t hold your breath waiting for CNN or Good Morning America to do a hard-hitting investigative piece on the potential connection between prescription drugs and violence. Probably not going to happen since they sponsor those channels. They’re going to keep telling you it’s all about guns. It’s all about guns.

Zipster
July 7, 2022 12:36 pm

Dementia, diabetes and cancer are all running well above average in Australia since 2020.

a damaged immune system that is no longer able to suppress cancerous cells is a possible cause of this number rising. reactivation of various cancer causing dormant viruses is another possibility. spike protein is known to damage dna and harm a cells ability to repair itself.

diabetes is a know side effect, possibly linked to mitochondrial damage by spike protein, although have not seen a clear explanation of the mechanism behind this

dementia again there is postulated causal link to prion like segment in the spike protein, there are many cases reported in europe. the spike protein also is known to damage nerve cells. dysautonomia is a common long covid symptom, which would be worst given the vaccine’s much longer spike protein creation period

Zipster
July 7, 2022 12:42 pm

dementia again there is postulated causal link to prion like segment in the spike protein, there are many cases reported in europe.

interesting that the prion like region disappeared from omicron …which mysteriously appeared in south africa with no know recent ancestors. did someone try to defang the virus?

Struth
July 7, 2022 12:42 pm

The right grizzle….Sco Mo was harrassed for being OS during bushfires, while Albo is overseas during floods…..

We still have states in States of Emergency do we not?
Covid states of emergency.
And we don’t pick up on it, that’s the scary bit.
All is not back to nornal.

calli
calli
July 7, 2022 12:43 pm

These medical issues could also be artefacts of two years of suppression and neglect. Some just couldn’t get to see their doctor, or waiting times blew out to months.

Diogenes
Diogenes
July 7, 2022 12:44 pm

ack man sits down in cinema next a white woman (whose male partner is also black) and then realises in wrong sit. He then moves a few seats back to sit next to his white female partner.

If you were to believe what you see on the ads, Australia is overrun with young females of African origin, Aussie women are married to black men, also of African origin. There are very few Indians or Chinese, and one rarely sees the most common interracial marriage is between white guys and Asian (read Philipina, or Thai) women, in fact you see more single sex partnerings than the white/Asian. The hetero white guy is always portrayed as a bumbling fool and all kids are whips mart

calli
calli
July 7, 2022 12:46 pm

Advertisers have simply swapped one set of stereotypes for another.

They aren’t that bright, or original. The simplest solution is not to buy what they’re selling.

Oh come on
Oh come on
July 7, 2022 12:47 pm

It is ludicrous to make all sorts of claims about pre-colonial Indigenous engineering, astronomy, mathematics and so forth. That being said, it is also wrongheaded to form some kind of negative judgment of Indigenous Australians because their ancestors did not develop these technologies, concepts etc.

The fact is that the geography of the Australian continent made it very difficult for human inhabitants to independently develop agriculture. It is not surprising that humans inhabited Australia for tens of thousands of years and did not transition from hunter-gatherer to sedentary societies over that time.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
July 7, 2022 12:48 pm

I posted a while back how a lovely work colleague had her family home invaded at 2am by an African gang 18months ago outer subdued in SE Melbourne . Husband stabbed, family terrorised. The family are wonderful people and have had no previous incursion with criminals.

The gang of 4 teenagers was arrested that same morning in a stolen car. Have been held on remand facing trial.

Sentencing yesterday for the ring leader 16 yo at the time. Judge talked up how serious the charge was. Little xunt received 18months. He has already served 12months. 6 months to go but may get parole.
This is sickening. The leniency make me want to throw up.

The parent victims have been to hell. They then get dragged back at each of the 4 trials plus multiple hearings. These chaps have a seriously lengthy history with the law. What a fn joke Victorian Justice has become.

Beware they will be Out any day now coming to a suburb near you.

Roger
Roger
July 7, 2022 12:50 pm

Btw why does the house have legs?

Prototype of the new Queenslander.

Ups and moves itself to higher gound as flood waters approach.

Winston Smith
July 7, 2022 12:51 pm
Roger
Roger
July 7, 2022 12:52 pm

Beware they will be Out any day now coming to a suburb near you.

Ever notice how many crime reports mention that “the alleged offender was known to police”?

The present system is not working.

Mater
July 7, 2022 12:53 pm

These medical issues could also be artefacts of two years of suppression and neglect. Some just couldn’t get to see their doctor, or waiting times blew out to months.

I know this to be true.
My father (now buried) was one of them.
As soon as the ‘pandemic’ erupted, my cancer monitoring regime was indefinitely postponed. I was on my own.

The Lancet even acknowledge it:

Screening to diagnose cancers—such as colorectal, breast, prostate, cervical, and melanoma—at an early stage is instrumental to long-term survival. However, screening for such cancers was postponed in many countries as COVID-19 hospitalisation rates surged. Surgeries and chemotherapy treatments were also postponed. The risk of death from colon cancer increases 6% every 4 weeks that surgery is delayed, and similar delays in adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer elevate the risk of mortality by 13%.

Roger
Roger
July 7, 2022 12:55 pm

These medical issues could also be artefacts of two years of suppression and neglect. Some just couldn’t get to see their doctor, or waiting times blew out to months.

As I mentioned above, I suspect there’d be quite a lot of cancer cases diagnosed too late hidden in those figures.

Roger
Roger
July 7, 2022 12:56 pm

Snap, Mater.

calli
calli
July 7, 2022 12:58 pm

I know this to be true.

Yes. So do I.

When the lockdowns first started, many here and on OldCat were predicting a spike in all sorts of diseases which would go undetected and untreated. Mental illness was high on the hit list, as well as all the usual ailments. Diabetes, given months of isolation, limited exercise and overeating was a certainty. Dementia will continue to rise with an ageing population.

Now that spike is with us and open to interpretation.

Roger
Roger
July 7, 2022 1:04 pm

When the lockdowns first started, many here and on OldCat were predicting a spike in all sorts of diseases which would go undetected and untreated.

Anyone remember any doctors or “expert” epidemiologists warning about this at the time?

None come to my mind.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 7, 2022 1:06 pm

It is ludicrous to make all sorts of claims about pre-colonial Indigenous engineering, astronomy, mathematics and so forth.

Lot of ludicrous claims of all sorts of things at the moment, not just Bruce Pascoe. Climate rubbish, masks, “vaccines”, lockdowns, raaacism, qwertyism, MMT, renewbulls, you name it.

You have to think the schools no longer mention The Emperor’s New Clothes since they’ve been clothing a whole herd of emperors lately.

Roger
Roger
July 7, 2022 1:10 pm

It is ludicrous to make all sorts of claims about pre-colonial Indigenous engineering, astronomy, mathematics and so forth.

Air-head Plibersek told an audience at the UN Oceans conference in Portugal that aboriginal culture provided a model for ocean conservation.

Kneel
Kneel
July 7, 2022 1:14 pm

“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.”

The reason is likely simpler than that – as a mining engineer, tasked with documenting whether or not it’s worth it to actually dig a mine, results matter. If you continue to promote loss-making mines, you won’t have a job for very long.
But an academic doesn’t have to worry about that – if they are wrong, who cares? They still get paid, they keep their tenure etc etc.
Who has more motive (and more experience of) finding the truth and dealing with reality?
Obvious, innit?

shatterzzz
July 7, 2022 1:22 pm

chemotherapy treatments were also postponed.
If my chemo (2012) had of been delayed by even a week .. I would have been dead .. no ifs or buts .. FFS!

Rabz
July 7, 2022 1:24 pm

The impact on Japanese companies far exceeds the economic.
1) A massive loss of face cascade:
• The local senior Japs, humiliated – too insignificant to be consulted, even by Queensland Government functionaries;
• Tokyo senior men, humiliated – failed to predict a major policy shift, not what is expected of senior men;
• Supervisory Board members embarrassed – a Japan Inc system failure on their watch.
2) How to predict that this sort of thing won’t happen again? Who to trust? Are we having our pants pulled down in public?

It’s a labore government, you idiots. Jacking up and introducing (random ridiculous) taxes is their stock in trade.

Best not to bother dealing with them in the first place.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 7, 2022 1:28 pm

it is also wrongheaded to form some kind of negative judgment of Indigenous Australians because their ancestors did not develop these technologies, concepts etc.

Considering we are swapping out reliable baseload power our very prosperity relies upon modern Austfailure cand cock a snook at anyone.

And much of the negative judgement comes direcly after we are informed of some new “wonder” of Aboriginal Australia, traditional just yesterday stuff.

Im firmly of the opinion that agriculture was incredibly hard to work out and have trouble thinking of an area of the world where they had enough surplus to work out putting foodstuffs (grain) back in the ground for next year, at a certain time, was a good idea.

Youd think the bloke was a loon.
Everyone knows it is odin/earthmother/human sacrifice etc that makes the seasons change

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2022 1:29 pm

Its worth mentioning in the cases of “decolonised” healthcare above.

In at least one of those cases the treating Dr was Ethic (Indian) origin.

Ah, but what were their relative castes?

Gabor
Gabor
July 7, 2022 1:35 pm

Oh come on says:
July 7, 2022 at 12:47 pm

It is ludicrous to make all sorts of claims about pre-colonial Indigenous engineering, astronomy, mathematics and so forth. That being said, it is also wrongheaded to form some kind of negative judgment of Indigenous Australians because their ancestors did not develop these technologies, concepts etc.

The fact is that the geography of the Australian continent made it very difficult for human inhabitants to independently develop agriculture. It is not surprising that humans inhabited Australia for tens of thousands of years and did not transition from hunter-gatherer to sedentary societies over that time.

I can’t see why?
There are some very fertile lands around the east coast at least, as proved by the new arrivals.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

He mentions a Tweet by a guy claiming to be Lakota Indian who made a comment about the land where Mt Rushmore is located that it was stolen from Lakota. They claim it is sacred land. Walsh goes into the history of the land and it appears Lakota took it from Cheyanne who took it by force from another and so on.

There’s a very good reason a certain caste of indigenous activists are scornful of “white history” (i.e. written) and prefer “oral” history.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2022 1:38 pm

Carnage – More than 50 people shot in NYC on same weekend as Illinois parade massacre

I would point out that the mass shooting is still less common that the one-on-one incidents that are sadly not news any more.

They aren’t ignoring the dead in NY and Chicago. It just isn’t worth reporting.

Were there other mass shooting on the same weekend?

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2022 1:57 pm

From the one minute mark.
The history of native Americans warring with each is a fascinating part of history that isn’t as available as it should be.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVqQosyOpg4

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2022 2:03 pm

It’s not new, but @MissValerie_ has some great photos of a Ukrainian MP hanging out with hookers on a yacht in Dubai.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 7, 2022 2:12 pm

As I mentioned above, I suspect there’d be quite a lot of cancer cases diagnosed too late hidden in those figures.

Mrs F missed joining those statistics by a whisker, while most of the Queensland hospital and diagnostic infrastructure was standing by for the Wuflu rush that was going to destroy mankind.

She’s a pushy madam, which moved her along in the clogged private system. Her oncologist remarked that if she had presented to the public system her outcome would have been entirely different.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 7, 2022 2:12 pm

Flaw in Moreland City Council’s rocky road to wokeism

THE MOCKER

Moreland Council is changing its name because of its links to slavery. Picture: Supplied.

The decision last Sunday by Melbourne’s Moreland City Council to change its name to Merri-bek is but another example of confected outrage and ratepayer-funded revisionism.

But in the council’s haste to act, its members have created a bigger problem in chambers, one that could put the fight for decolonisation back decades, The Mocker tells the mayor in this open letter:

Dear Mayor Mark Riley,

As one of the many Australians who is blinded by white privilege, I did not at first recognise that the name of an eighteenth-century Jamaican sugar plantation which used slave labour was detrimental to the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of Victoria.

Maybe my ignorance was due to irrelevant considerations such as Jamaica being over 15,000km from Melbourne. Or the fact that Dr Farquhar McCrae, who in 1839 named his newly purchased lands ‘Moreland’ after his grandfather’s plantation, was not a slaveholder but a surgeon. Silly me thought the Jamaican lands in question had as much to do with the plight of Indigenous Australians as you do with reality.

And never mind that slavery had ended in Jamaica by the time McCrae named his estate. Even a lengthy academic report you commissioned concluded that “No historical record identifies Farquhar’s motivations or intentions for naming his colonial Melbourne property”.

That was your basis for surmising there was a “very strong link” between slavery and the name of the council. “We really couldn’t just sit on this for too long,” you said in December soon after you were appointed mayor. “We needed to act fairly quickly.”

Exactly why you and your fellow Greens councillors had to act quickly is not clear. Perhaps you feared the less enlightened elements of Moreland, having discovered this most tenuous of connections, would abduct Africans and enslave them. Thus began your tokenistic and expensive charade otherwise known as a “community engagement process”.

Instead of asking Moreland residents if they wanted to change the city title, you told them to choose from a list of three names nominated by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation. Would it be Wa-dam-buk, Jerrang, or Merri-bek? Presumably you would have no objections if in a few years a conservative-dominated council presents residents with a similar fait accompli. Guess what everyone: we are changing the name of Merri-bek, and your choices are Cook, Phillip and Macquarie.

And this is where it becomes truly farcical. As the minutes of your last meeting note, “Children were consulted about the options for names at five early years centres across Moreland”. Early years centres? Yes, I’m sure that age category could readily and objectively assess the merits of this proposal. Of the 164 children ‘consulted,’ all of them were in favour of replacing Moreland with an Indigenous name. Funny that.

Expensive as this pretence was, it is a pittance compared to the cost of implementing the name change. You have already set aside half a million dollars for the work to be carried out in the next two years, but that is just the start. The council concedes it will take a minimum of 10 years to make the necessary changes in an area covering 58 square kms.

One of the dissenting councillors, Oscar Yildiz, estimates the full cost to be around nine million dollars. As the Herald Sun reported in March, you yourself allegedly intervened to stop independent councillor Helen Pavlidis from questioning chief executive Cathy Henderson about the cost of the name change.

This logistical upheaval for the sake of semantics makes for one enormous carbon footprint. What was it you said last year upon being elected? “A warming planet is a risk to everything we hold dear here at Moreland: our environment, our health, our wellbeing, and our vibrant local economy. This is a critical priority for us.”

Turn it up. Your critical priority is usurping the resources of local government to advance your undemocratic, militant, and pervasive ideology. And as this case shows, you see the ratepayer not as a constituent but as someone to sponge off to fund your self-indulgence.

In February, ABC Melbourne reported that school children in Moreland were using pedestrian crossings unmanned by supervisors. Your excuse was you could not find enough people to fill vacancies. When asked by host Raf Epstein how much they were paid you had no idea. After all, that is a local government issue. You are too busy leading the life of Riley.

Incidentally, you and your fellow councillors might want to consider the ramifications of this decision. For example, when speaking in December in support of a name change, Moreland deputy mayor Lambros Tapinos cited his Greek heritage to empathise with Indigenous Australians. “I understand the pains of past dispossession and I understand that this pain is cross-generational,” he said.

Evidently Tapinos’s cross-generational pain is such he has forgotten that Ancient Greece was built on slavery. Next time he is invited to the Spartan Community of Brunswick, he might want to consider how helots fared in the society from which it took its name. Should Greek-Australians be forced to relinquish aspects of their heritage on this basis or does that apply only to Anglo-Australians?

As for you, Mayor Riley, have you ever heard of Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery? They have a very interesting website. I just discovered that one Samuel Riley owned a plantation in Hanover, Jamaica between 1778 and 1823. And guess what? He also owned around 130 slaves.

I know this revelation about your heritage must be devastating. But by your own measure, you cannot deny your surname has a very strong link with slavery. As the self-appointed commissar for correct names, you must act quickly and change it. I appreciate this is an obliteration of your identity, but as you constantly remind us, the priority is appeasing Indigenous activists.

Admittedly there is much inconvenience involved, not to mention considerable expense. You would have to stick your hand in your own pocket, and I know how upsetting that must be for a carefree spender of other people’s money. You will be receiving as much compensation as the many Moreland businesses that have to cater to your folly. In other words, nothing.

If you have trouble coming up with a new surname, give me a yell. Trust me, I already have a few in mind.

THE MOCKER
The Mocker amuses himself by calling out poseurs, sneering social commentators, and po-faced officials. He is deeply suspicious of those who seek increased regulation of speech and behaviour.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2022 2:17 pm

If the Joker gets to the final of Wimbledon, how will the Australian media behave?
If Kyrgios gets to the final, same question.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 7, 2022 2:19 pm

90% of the Australian media no longer has any interest in its core mission — being the public’s eyes and ears.

I thought they were there to sell advertising. The news, opinion , pictures etc is just to get you to look at the media and see the advertising.
The problem now is that governments do so much media advertising that can be easily removed, that nobody wants to gainsay the government.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Roger says: July 7, 2022 at 1:04 pm

When the lockdowns first started, many here and on OldCat were predicting a spike in all sorts of diseases which would go undetected and untreated.

Anyone remember any doctors or “expert” epidemiologists warning about this at the time?
None come to my mind.

I do remember a couple.
Only because they lodged appeals against their de-registration/de-licencing (whatever it is called for doctors).
I still have the credit card statements from where I contributed to their respective fighting fund.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 7, 2022 2:21 pm

If you have trouble coming up with a new surname, give me a yell. Trust me, I already have a few in mind.

“Pretentious wanker” is one that springs to mind.

JC
JC
July 7, 2022 2:21 pm

+9

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 7, 2022 2:27 pm

Tom,
Unfortunately what you say below is so true. The Editors have completely failed the country. If you look at the Covid articles most are regurgitations of of the latest talking point, usually pushing the next jab, with little analysis. My understanding, from an expert who receives such calls, is that the reporter calls for comment. Sometimes it may be the state political reporter or it could be whoever the Editor randomly picks that day. I have read hundreds of Covid related CM articles and it is clear there is no reporter who specialises in Covid. As I read the online version often the article may be written by a HS reporter. No idea how many reporters CM or HS would have but you would think they could have had one whose job was to do their own research and report on things like the Pfizzer docs, stuff that Dr John Campbell, McCullough or Malone etc says. Preferably that reporter one who doesn’t deal with the local experts. However most of the interesting stuff from overseas does not help the jab narrative. Don’t recall ever seeing the Great Barrington Declaration mentioned but those guys were spot on. So nobody fact checks the experts or goes back and says wait a minute weren’t we told this before. Or how about conflicts of interest of which I can see many. Just follow the money.

Last year I saw an article in CM that in early December (don’t think factoring in Omicron to be fair) said modelling, by Berghofer Institute, that once Qld border opened on 17 Dec then there would be 2,000 cases and 150 deaths in first 90 days (ie. Death rate 7.5%). Quick check revealed that would have been double death rate at that time anywhere in the world including Oz. Made a comment questioning it and naturally rejected. Reporter, an opinion writer, and the Editor clearly had no idea what the death rate was, even where Covid rampant.

Then you have their own readers constantly commenting about difference between “with” or “from” and why not mentioning average age and comorbidities when reporting deaths. Clearly the editors don’t read or ignore the comments as they always miss that crucial info. There can only be one reason and that is because they know does not help the jabbing narrative.

As a teenager I was the kid in the school library reading the newspapers. The last two years has seriously affected my faith in MSM and it is worse because it related to medical issues (obviously been other issues before but this one affected us all and involved something going into ours and our kids bodies). It seems Oz MSM does not realise there is something called the Internet and we can find out much more than they are telling us and in some cases see things they are clearly ignoring or twisting (ie. Calling a Noble prize winning human medicine a “horse dewormer”.

As for the experts I would say they are about a year behind in realising jabbing younger people was not a good idea regarding risks factors, especially for males. I remember a year ago knowing that Israel discovered 16 X increase in myocarditis in young males after Pfizzer. Has anybody in past few days read about the VIC study, a children’s Dr Cheng, into myocarditis ? The experts have been commenting about it on Twitter as it featured in British Medical Journal very recently. Naturally something they don’t bring up when doing interviews.

Rant over.

” 90% of the Australian media no longer has any interest in its core mission — being the public’s eyes and ears. It has become a radical political party like the Greens peddling disinformation — especially about Kung Flu”

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 7, 2022 2:29 pm

But an academic doesn’t have to worry about that – if they are wrong, who cares? They still get paid, they keep their tenure etc etc.
Who has more motive (and more experience of) finding the truth and dealing with reality?
Obvious, innit?

Mate of mine was Head of Dept. Not a Professor, all the previous ones wouldn’t resign. They had tenure, he didn’t. Not enough money in kitty for another Professor. 18 months later he told them to shove it.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 7, 2022 2:33 pm

Dr Faustussays:
July 7, 2022 at 2:12 pm
As I mentioned above, I suspect there’d be quite a lot of cancer cases diagnosed too late hidden in those figures.

Mrs F missed joining those statistics by a whisker, while most of the Queensland hospital and diagnostic infrastructure was standing by for the Wuflu rush that was going to destroy mankind.

She’s a pushy madam, which moved her along in the clogged private system. Her oncologist remarked that if she had presented to the public system her outcome would have been entirely different.

I have to give Incredible Credit to the NSW Public Health System and especially the Specialists, Doctors, Nurses, Admin Staff etc at Royal North Shore Hospital for my treatment over the 2 years of COVID.

Excellent does not do them Justice – an Amazing Group and Hospital

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2022 2:33 pm

Those damned whites are destroying America. Every single vid you see these days are of very destructive whites.

Those ones are the disorganised agents of destruction.

Antifa and its kin are the organised version.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 7, 2022 2:35 pm

Mother Lodesays:
July 7, 2022 at 11:27 am
Now look at advertisements i Australia, in pretty much all media. They have been so thoroughly de-colonised that major elements of the population appear only as court jesters.

Too true.

But I think the effect is to make people feel less likely to be persuaded by the ads.

Indeed, but the woke scriptwriters and companies feel good about themselves. What are the interests of shareholders compared to that?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 7, 2022 2:37 pm

Excellent does not do them Justice – an Amazing Group and Hospital

Good job.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 7, 2022 2:37 pm

Children were consulted about the options for names at five early years centres across Moreland”. Early years centres? Yes, I’m sure that age category could readily and objectively assess the merits of this proposal. Of the 164 children ‘consulted,’ all of them were in favour of replacing Moreland with an Indigenous name. Funny that.

Words fail me, they honestly do!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2022 2:41 pm
Boambee John
Boambee John
July 7, 2022 2:41 pm

OldOzziesays:
July 7, 2022 at 12:04 pm
Dozens of members of warring Indigenous clans are arrested after clashes sparked by the death of a man who was speared in the head at remote outback community

. Violent clan wars in a remote Northern Territory region see 25 men arrested
. Tensions between the clans have resulted in dozens of injuries to clan members
. Armed groups of up to 300 have been fighting in and around Wadeye
. Escalation between the clans was spurred on by the reported spearing of a man

The “First Nations” appear to be engaged in a civil war.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 7, 2022 2:41 pm

Air-head Plibersek told an audience at the UN Oceans conference in Portugal that aboriginal culture provided a model for ocean conservation.

Plibbers could give AOC a run if she was given the chance. C’mon Liars.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 7, 2022 2:45 pm

callisays:
July 7, 2022 at 12:46 pm
Advertisers have simply swapped one set of stereotypes for another.

They aren’t that bright, or original. The simplest solution is not to buy what they’re selling.

Actors, of a sort. Anthony Hopkins had them summed up.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 7, 2022 2:46 pm

Ferkin’ brilliant.
So now we’ve got Merri-bek to confuse with my homeground, Marybrook.
Not to mention a corporate retreat venue 20km down the road named Merribrook, and a new subdivision of the Busselona-Dunnybrush conurbation called Maybrook. Not that I plan on having to call in an ambulance of fire brigade… and not that I’m gruntled about being off the radar, and famously invisible to google maps.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 7, 2022 2:51 pm

Sky News Rowan Dean Draws the Connection Between Justin Trudeau, Mark Rutte, Dutch Farm Protests and World Economic Forum Global Food Program

A great monologue by Sky News Host Rowan Dean connecting the dots between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the current farmers protests and the World Economic Forum global food hub initiative. {Direct Rumble Link} WATCH: 5 Min 56 Secs

Zipster
July 7, 2022 2:54 pm

china in focus
00:56 Chinese Carmaker BYD Outsells Tesla
03:28 German Car Makers Boost Business in China
04:25 WH: Biden Looking at Options on China Tariffs
06:29 U.S. to the Netherlands: Don’t Sell Microchip Making Gear to China
08:04 Gen. Milley: China Attack on Taiwan Not Imminent
08:50 Taiwan Touts New Air Force Training Jets
09:44 Nearly 1B People in China Earn Less Than $300/month
10:54 Chinese Property Developer Misses $1B Payment
12:05 Golf Tournament Cancelled for 3rd Year in Shanghai
13:26 Canadian Billionaire Blocked from Consular Access at Trial in China

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 7, 2022 2:55 pm

Advertisers have simply swapped one set of stereotypes for another.
Maybe stereotypes like the flustered housewife were due to die off (because misogygny!)
Nonethelss, the preponderance of the pale, podgy, dumb and dodgy male- presented for ridicule and/or the Gilette fear factor- shows you which demographic is at the bottom of the pecking order.
Any anglo male who is presented as having his shit together is rarely given a speaking role, mainly jogging or towin’ loads. Still unshaven though. Is it really that dangerous to present the viewer with the idea of a man who is well turned out?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 7, 2022 2:58 pm

I’LL TAKE HEADLINES THAT AGED LIKE FINE MILK FOR $500

Seven TikTok dances you can do to save Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court decision is a draft. There’s still time to save Roe v. Wade—through the awareness-spreading power of dance.

Post Roe v. Wade decision update: This is a somber moment for us. We acknowledge that TikTok dances may not have been the greatest tactic to get the SCOTUS draft rejected, but please understand that this was part of a greater awareness campaign. Please, also stop attacking us and our writers online. We are all our own worst critics, after all. It is now time to snuff that critic out and start the healing process: Self-care in the post-Roe v. Wade apocalypse: 7 top tips.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2022 2:59 pm

If advertisers were true to the demographic trends in Australia there would be a lot more Asians in ads & a lot more from India.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
July 7, 2022 3:05 pm

The gang of 4 teenagers was arrested that same morning in a stolen car.

Perhaps that is the driver in the NAB advert.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 7, 2022 3:09 pm

Advertizers make their own hype. I’ve touched on that world a bit, they were full of their own importance, sure of their power and running their own award nights decades before Gruen transferred. After all, they have to sell their own services, so they’re good at it, it’s a long project.
Having said… the real wide-open target to be persuaded by ads is 13-17 y.o.s, and girls more than boys.
But how many of these kids enjoy seeing ad after ad of Dad being incompetent, unfit, unshaven and even unaware of his own decrepitude? And wittering his time and cash away on flatscreens, booze and gambling? If you told me it was a long campaign by the Lizard People to normalize divorce and chute kids off into the arms of retail dependence, i’d believe you.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 7, 2022 3:11 pm

* and emotionally incontinent.

Vicki
Vicki
July 7, 2022 3:13 pm

Roger says: July 7, 2022 at 1:04 pm
When the lockdowns first started, many here and on OldCat were predicting a spike in all sorts of diseases which would go undetected and untreated.
Anyone remember any doctors or “expert” epidemiologists warning about this at the time?
None come to my mind.

Not sure what you are getting at here, Roger.

There have been dissenting GPs & others in the medical profession in Australia who have gone out on a limb & warned against the unknown repercussions of vaccinating with products that have not been tested to previous standards and protocol. Prof. Bob Clancy, Dr. Philip Altman (both published articles in Quadrant Online), Dr. Mark Hobart and our very own flyingduk (Dr. Bruce Paix) are among those who have gone public.

It has always been very difficult to even get an audience to challenge the official narrative. On 23rd June in Brisbane the Australian Medical Society (AMPS) was addressed on the issue of the dangers inherent in mandating the vax program by several courageous practising Australian clinicians. The Society also heard from Phil Altman, Senator Roberts, Senator Rennick and a zoom call from Dr.Peter McCullough.

For those who don’t know, before his retirement, Dr. Altman’s company ran clinical trials for new drugs in this country & he is therefore a “go to” expert on this issue. He is a vociferous public opponent of the Covid mRNA and DNA vaccines. His views and his public letter to the medical authorities in Australia are available in back issues of Quadrant Online.

Tom
Tom
July 7, 2022 3:14 pm

Air-head Plibersek told an audience at the UN Oceans conference in Portugal that aboriginal culture provided a model for ocean conservation.

I’ve been laughing out loud at some of the reporting on the Cat this afternoon, like the above.

The Slovenian Hag is proof not only that politics is showbusiness for ugly people, but for the dumb ones, too.

Waaaacism that exists only in lefty heads (thanks largely the the American left) also has an inseparable companion: climate change, the new state religion for athiests that’s reserved for those who’ve never studied science and now parroted by pig-ignorant government ministers.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 7, 2022 3:17 pm

When John Key stepped down as New Zealand’s Prime Minister in December 2016, even those who followed politics closely were surprised.

Far fewer, however, will be surprised if Jacinda Ardern resigns before next year’s election. Since the 2020 election, support for the Labour government has fallen from 50 per cent to the mid-to-low 30s. Ardern’s personal popularity has dipped as that of National’s new leader, Christopher Luxon, has risen. The slide for Ardern and her party seems inexorable.

Wherever you look — whether it’s a failing health system, fuel and food price rises, increasing gun violence, crimped building supplies, or opposition to co-governance with Maori in water management — the government is taking a battering on nearly every front.

However, the crisis in health care is the most immediately damaging issue for the government — not least because Ardern’s strict elimination policy for Covid was sold to the public during 2020-2021 as the best way to avoid hospitals being overrun. And now they are.

This week the number of daily Covid community cases passed 10,000, forcing Ardern to quash speculation that the nation might need to return to the restrictive “red” setting of her infection management framework.

In fact, she has little room to move. Such a drastic shift would not only be political suicide but would make her overseas missions – including her current five day tour of Melbourne and Sydney – to convince the world that New Zealand is open for business completely pointless.

Day by day, news media are highlighting just how much pressure the nation’s hospitals are under, with harrowing reports of patients being neglected as a result of understaffing and an influx of patients with flu or Covid.

One woman died from a brain bleed after leaving a stretched emergency department and another had to wait two days to deliver her dead baby.

The health crisis facing the government has been described by Ian Powell, a former executive director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, as a “sword of Damocles” hanging over its electoral chances.

It doesn’t help that Health Minister Andrew Little has busied himself remaking the entire health system in the middle of a pandemic, while failing to ensure nurses and medical specialists could enter the country in sufficient numbers.

Last week National’s health spokesperson, Dr Shane Reti, revealed the government was sent a letter signed by the nation’s 20 District Health Boards that warned of an impending staffing crisis almost a year ago. It asked for immigration settings to be changed urgently to deal with shortages.

As Powell noted: “New Zealand has one of the highest dependencies on overseas recruitment [for medical specialists] in the OECD. We are in fierce competition with Australia. But, whereas the overall salary gap between Australia and New Zealand favours the former by around 20-30 per cent, for specialists the gap is more than 60 per cent.”

The new health system, which has created a powerful stand-alone M?ori Health Authority, began operating on July 1 but Little has admitted the reshuffled bureaucracy is unlikely to show gains for at least two years — and some critics say it will take a lot longer.

Perhaps as a result of being put so thoroughly on the back foot on so many fronts, the government seems to have decided its best defence is to attack the National Party as being hostile to women.

The tactic has been viewed as one born of desperation. Radio host Sean Plunket described it as Labour “desperately trying to get back all the female voters” Ardern won in 2020 who have drifted away.

Last week, the new Police Minister, Chris Hipkins, reacted to criticism by National MP Mark Mitchell that he should be paying attention to crime rather than celebrating “diversity” among police ranks. He alleged National had “a problem with women”.

Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson also latched onto the US Supreme Court ruling on Roe v Wade to float the idea that Luxon cannot be trusted to keep his word not to change the law if he leads the next government.

In 2020, abortion was removed from the Crimes Act and made a health issue. Luxon has said repeatedly the law is safe but Labour is doing its best to sow seeds of doubt. How much the campaign — dubbed “Project Fear” by one media commentator — will harm Luxon and boost Labour’s fortunes remains to be seen.

Luxon will be able to take heart, however, from the fact that former Prime Minister Bill English — also a religious conservative — won 44 per cent of the party vote in 2017 compared to Ardern’s 36 per cent.

And that was in a year when the debate over euthanasia — to which English was firmly opposed — was raging in New Zealand.

Graham Adams is an editor and journalist who writes mainly about New Zealand politics.

Vicki
Vicki
July 7, 2022 3:17 pm

I

have to give Incredible Credit to the NSW Public Health System and especially the Specialists, Doctors, Nurses, Admin Staff etc at Royal North Shore Hospital for my treatment over the 2 years of COVID.

Agree. They were able to operate on my grandson whose jaw was broken in two places, but who was turned away from St.Vincents & told to come back in a week when they could find him a place in the system.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 7, 2022 3:17 pm
Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
July 7, 2022 3:25 pm

She’s twerking overtime for your votes.

A Rhode Island state senator is getting ridiculed for posting a campaign video of her twerking upside down in a barely-there bikini

(Includes short video. )

calli
calli
July 7, 2022 3:28 pm

Anyone remember any doctors or “expert” epidemiologists warning about this at the time?
None come to my mind.

Not sure what you are getting at here, Roger.

I am. The scare quotes give it away.

The “experts” wheeled out daily and on high rotation telling us to do this, do that…don’t do something else.

And enjoy being locked up because it’s good for you. Those “experts”.

The dissenting views were either buried on the webs or pilloried, or lost their livelihood, cf. Doc Duk.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2022 3:29 pm

Dover, please ban Zyconoclast.

calli
calli
July 7, 2022 3:29 pm

The “experts” who are now telling us to disregard everything they said before. But get the third or fourth jab.

Because we say so.

Idiots.

Vicki
Vicki
July 7, 2022 3:31 pm

For those unable to access Quadrant Online, here is an extract. from Altman’s excellent article on 25 July last year, entitled “The who, how and why of Covid 19”:

There is a considerable amount of misinformation, including bias by omission, in the mainstream media regarding COVID-19. As a pharmacologist involved in drug development, clinical trials and drug registration for 40 years – here are a few facts you need to know.

From where did Covid-19 come?

Coronaviruses can cause the common cold but there is little doubt that the coronavirus COVID-19 is a genetically engineered virus designed to be highly contagious. According to viral evolutionists, unique nucleic sequences have been inserted in this coronavirus, sequences which could not spontaneously arise by chance in nature. Since the beginning of this pandemic some leading infectious disease researchers and physicians and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have tried to claim COVID-19 came from the Wuhan wet market despite the absence of a single piece of evidence to support this proposition. Despite an intense search, no animal has been found to contain the virus.

There are many international patents which paved the way for the construction of COVID-19 based on work in association with the US National Institute of Health (NIH) and the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) using dangerous “gain-of-function” research.

Social media has de-platformed and censored anybody claiming the virus probably arose from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Experts and the media are finally walking back the natural origin bat/wet market theory and admitting it is probable COVID-19 leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. The implications of this are enormous as many people involved directly or indirectly in creating the virus (such as Drs. Anthony Fauci, Ralph Baric and Peter Daszak) now are involved in vaccine development and/or helping to set US government policy and shape public opinion while standing to gain financial benefit. Moore importantly, they count among some of the loudest critics of therapeutic measures other than vaccines to counter COVID-19.

These simple facts are the foundation for much of the misinformation and poor public health policy we are now experiencing. Until we clearly understand how this disaster happened we will be doomed to repeat the catastrophe.

The new vaccine technology

The new genetic vaccine technology used in the mRNA-based vaccine of Pfizer (and Moderna) and the DNA- based adenovirus AstraZeneca and J&J vaccines have never been previously approved for use as any new pharmaceutical. These vaccines could be called ‘genetic vaccines’ because they deliver genetic material for your cells to use as a template in manufacturing the identical spike protein which is found on the surface of COVID-19 virus. It is this manufactured spike protein, released into the blood from your cells following vaccination, which triggers your body to produce antibodies to protect you from a COVID-19 infection.

Have the COVID-19 vaccines been fully approved?

No.

Due to the urgency of the pandemic, vaccines have been provisionally approved in the US and Australia pending the generation of further safety and efficacy information. The following COVID-19 vaccines (listed below) have been released in Australia under “provisional approval” which includes strict conditions such as the requirement to provide further long-term efficacy and safety information from ongoing clinical trials and post-marketing assessment from the reporting of adverse reactions.

Unresolved questions about the new vaccines

What is the duration of protection from infection following vaccination?

What is the chance of transmitting infection if one is fully vaccinated?

What is the risk/benefit of vaccinating individuals who have had COVID-19 and have developed natural immunity on their own?

Which vaccine is best for older people or young people?

Should all children, babies or pregnant mothers be vaccinated?

Are there circumstances where specific vaccines should not be used (contraindications)?

How effective are the new vaccines against emerging strains of Covid-19 such as the Delta variant?

How effective are the new vaccines?

The new mRNA vaccines were provisionally approved on the basis of a single randomised, controlled clinical trial involving about 40,000 volunteers. Regulatory bodies, such as the US Food and Drug Administration in the US and the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia, usually require many clinical trials for approval. However, this was an exceptional set of circumstances. Gaining approval after only a single clinical trial means that it becomes extremely important to gain additional post-market safety and efficacy data.

Now that millions of doses have been used, experience to date strongly suggests the genetic vaccines can prevent, to a large degree, more serious COVID-19 symptoms, hospitalisation and death, especially in those individuals with co-morbidities (age, diabetes, compromised lung and cardiovascular function).

It has been widely reported that the mRNA vaccines were about 95 per cent effective, but the question is: “effective at doing what”? In fact, the trials of the genetic vaccines did not find any difference in the death rates for vaccinated and unvaccinated groups (there were too few COVID-19 cases) and, furthermore, the primary criteria for being “effective” was a positive COVID-19 test and a symptom(s), including even a mild ones like a cough or fever. While this clinical trial result is one metric to indicate the level of immune efficacy, the selected criteria did not permit any reliable estimate of the level of protection against progressing to serious clinical conditions, being admitted to hospital or dying from COVID-19. This was because the numbers in these categories were too small to be statistically meaningful.

What does the daily reporting of “cases” tell us?

COVID-19 tests use long-established Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology. This test is so sensitive it can be set to detect even a single molecule of the target substance.

PCR tests measure a short nucleic acid sequence which is present in COVID-19 whether or not this is in the form of an intact COVID-19 virus or a fragment of a dead virus from a previously infected person. The test cannot tell if there is the presence of a live virus, nor can it determine the viral load (the amount of virus) in a positive test. Then why is the number of positive PCR tests the key metric driving public health policy in this pandemic, which is causing such massive economic and social damage? It makes no sense.

Given more than 99 per cent of people who are infected by COVID-19 experience either no symptoms or mild symptoms, shouldn’t our health policy be driven by the number of seriously ill subjects, patients admitted to hospital, or the number of deaths due to COVID-19 (not “with” COVID-19)?

Let’s keep a sense of perspective. There are normally more deaths expected due to ordinary pneumonia/influenza each year than have died with COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

How safe are the new mRNA and DNA vaccines?

Safety is a relative term in pharmacology. Anti-cancer drugs are highly toxic but they can also save your life. There is always, with any drug, an assessment of risk vs benefit. The benefit side of the equation is becoming clearer with widespread vaccine usage, but the risk side of the equation is far from clear because there has been no detailed, publicly available overall analysis of the incidence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) that are likely or, probably, related to the vaccines.

The evaluation of ADRs includes a detailed analysis of the subject’s medical history, the circumstances surrounding the ADR, the temporal relationship to the drug and co-administered drugs, and consideration of the mechanism of action of the suspect drug. There are various guidelines and definitions used to estimate whether or not there is a causal relationship. It takes experts considerable time to assess with any precision which serious adverse effects observed are actually due to a drug’s administration.

In the past, safety concerns have led to the withdrawal of certain vaccines following widespread usage, and regulatory agencies routinely monitor the safety of vaccines via various ADR systems. There is a specific ADR system used by the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC), the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

As a general rule, as few as ten per cent of ADRs are reported. This observation, coupled with the government’s perceived need to overcome vaccine hesitancy in the population, work to minimise ADR reporting and underestimate the true incidence of any particular ADR. This frustrates an accurate assessment of risk.

For mRNA vaccines, it has been reported that nearly one-third of those deaths reported in the ADR system occurred within two days of vaccination. These reports and thousands of hospitalisations following vaccination need full investigation to determine if there is any causal association. To date the public has not been appraised of any comprehensive, reliable and detailed analysis of the type and incidence of adverse reactions likely to be associated with genetic vaccines given the worldwide experience.

Claims that the vaccines are “completely safe” should be considered premature until further safety data becomes available. Until that time, the risk-benefit proposition in healthy young people, those previously infected with COVID-19, infants, children and the pregnant remain unresolved.

Every vaccine is different. The use of more traditional vaccines, like Novavax in the near future, may present a relatively more attractive risk-benefit position, but only time will tell.

Masks

There is much misinformation about face masks.

First, there is no credible evidence in the literature that cloth models or the ubiqitous blue-paper surgical masks prevent to any significant degree the spread of airborne viruses. N95 masks can be effective, but they need to be fitted so there are no air gaps. If you do use a paper surgical mask of the common blue type, do not reuse it, do not place it on hard surfaces, do not put it on and off repeatedly — it is designed for aseptic single use. Surgeons use masks to prevent the infection of open surgical sites. They are not used to prevent the surgeon from getting an infection. There has been a dramatic increase in bacterial pneumonia worldwide associated with the use of masks mandated by governments. As to wearing masks outdoors, most authorities consider outdoor transmission of COVID-19 as improbable.

Recommending that very young children wear paper or cloth masks, given the incredibly low relative risk, has been the subject of experts’ criticism due to the deleterious effects on their physical and mental health. Apart from anything else, small children tend not to wear masks correctly and are most unlikely to follow aseptic procedures.

Delta variant

Various medical bureaucrats and politicians have exaggerated the threat posed by the Delta variant now sweeping the world. Multiple sources report the Delta variant to be more infectious but less deadly. Claims that the Delta variant is a “beast” that will kill thousands are not supported by current knowledge and contribute without justification to the creation of unnecessary fear.

Challenges of a vaccine-centric strategy

There are several problems in relying almost exclusively on vaccines to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Theoretically, putting all one’s eggs in a single basket seems to be a risky strategy when there is so much yet to be learned about the safety and efficacy of these vaccines, and because so much depends on a successful outcome.

At this point in time we should be spending more effort in considering preventative and/or drug treatment strategies for ambulatory patients through to seriously ill COVID-19 subjects. The advice to those who have been determined as COVID-19-positive is to isolate. No treatment is actively recommended – just wait until you feel better or become so ill you need to be hospitalised.

Alternative therapeutic strategies – hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin

Given the sweeping global impact of COVID-19, it would seem prudent to hedge our bets and pursue alternative therapeutic strategies in parallel with mass vaccination. Some conventional drugs, including corticosteroids to counter the inflammatory effects of COVID-19, as well as newer approaches, such as antibody infusions and remdesivir (an expensive and provisionally approved antiviral drug) have been shown to have limited efficacy but they fall short of a complete solution.

Certain other candidate therapies, including hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, have been studied in many clinical trials and used in national programs in India, Mexico and South America with reported success. But there exists broad censorship across social media, mainstream media and the professional literature which is preventing the sharing of clinical trial results and the academic exchange of views. Up until recently this censorship has been further entangled in the stifling of debate regarding the origin of the COVID-19 virus………………………….

The TGA’s ban also raised concerns about interference in the sacred doctor-patient relationship. It is not uncommon for medications to be used “off label”, with doctors employing their discretion in prescribing a drug which they deem most suitable. In Queensland, early in the pandemic, prescribing hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 was criminalised , with heavy fines and up to six months’ imprisonment available to be imposed. This, too, is a step without precedent.

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calli
calli
July 7, 2022 3:33 pm

On Senator Twerk, PJ Watson puts it into perspective.

If you can bear it, watch to the end for the elderly WWII veteran.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 7, 2022 3:36 pm

Indigenous voice should address alcoholism: Leeser
Noah Yim
NOAH YIM

Opposition legal affairs spokesman Julian Leeser says the government’s proposal for the Indigenous voice to parliament should be able to address alcoholism, substance abuse, and pornography in Indigenous communities in order to tackle child sexual abuse, and domestic and family violence.

“Because of alcoholism, because of substance abuse, because of pornography, we see these scenarios of domestic and family violence and child sexual abuse,” Mr Leeser told Sky News. “Can the voice be designed in such a way which can help address some of those issues? And that’s really the challenge for the government in their design of the voice proposals, and that’s what we’ll be looking at when they bring their proposals back to us.”

“We’ve said we’ll keep an open mind, but we’ll wait to see the detail.”

The Labor government has identified as a priority a referendum to enshrine in the constitution an Indigenous voice to parliament.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2022 3:36 pm

Dover please also ban Calli.

jupes
jupes
July 7, 2022 3:36 pm

The “First Nations” appear to be engaged in a civil be engaged in a civil war

Well no. Different “nations” engage in war, not civil war.

However in this instance they are described as “clans” not “nations”. Why?

Kneel
Kneel
July 7, 2022 3:37 pm

“Advertizers make their own hype. I’ve touched on that world a bit, they were full of their own importance, sure of their power and running their own award nights decades before Gruen transferred. After all, they have to sell their own services, so they’re good at it, it’s a long project.”

Often times, what is a good idea is killed by idiots in advertising.

Nissan X Trail.
You’d think the name came from “cross trail”, wouldn’t you? Like “cross train” etc. Then the ads could have been “School run, cross trail; shopping, cross trail” with appropriate video cuts.
Nope, they call it “ex trail”. Sounds like “was a trail”. Erk – a “has been”, eh?

Viagra.
They sell Viagra “soft tabs” – didn’t really think about that one, did ya fellas?

Listen to some of the Aldi “Good different” ads – they screwed that up too. Woulda thought it would be “Different. Good different” Instead we get “Good. Different”.

It ain’t rocket surgery, but they seem to get even the simplest ones wrong.

Kneel
Kneel
July 7, 2022 3:39 pm

“The Labor government has identified as a priority a referendum to enshrine in the constitution an Indigenous voice to parliament. “

If any change to the constitution deserves to be flung down the forgettery of bad ideas, this one has to be close to the top of that long list.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
July 7, 2022 3:41 pm

Indigenous voice should address alcoholism: Leeser

Potato head shadow cabinet continues to cuck hard.
This time by conceding what an IV should address rather than just saying no.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 7, 2022 3:42 pm

The “First Nations” appear to be engaged in a civil war.

Didn’t they all co -exist in peace and perfect harmony, before evil “whitefella” came along, and ruined everything?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 7, 2022 3:45 pm

Did reefer drive the Highland Park parade ‘killer’ Robert Crimo to madness?

By Miranda Devine

You don’t need to be a psychiatrist to know that the Highland Park shooter is sick in the head.

His evil act is unfathomable, but he does fit a familiar pattern of mass killers: alienated young male stoners who appear to be in the grip of a distinctively American madness.

Those who knew the 21-year-old suspect, Robert Crimo III, say he habitually smoked cannabis, a habit he appeared to share with young mass shooters, including at Uvalde, Dayton, Parkland and Aurora.

Obviously weed didn’t make them commit their evil acts, but it may have scrambled their brains enough for empathy to take a holiday.

As the country rushes headlong into the embrace of Big Weed, we need to heed the warning signs, not least in the scientific literature which increasingly shows that cannabis triggers psychosis, and in the emergency rooms where mentally ill kids are the living proof of its harms.

The higher the potency of THC, the worse it is, especially for the developing adolescent brain.

But virulent attacks always greet any hint of opposition to wholesale drug legalization. Youth mental illness is a crisis in this country and yet we are not allowed to discuss a scientifically verified ­trigger.

So, let’s report what clues we have about Crimo’s state of mind, talking about “red flags.”

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 7, 2022 3:48 pm

From “The Age.”

Zimbabwe introduces gold coins as local currency tumbles
By Nyasha Chingono
July 6, 2022 — 1.06pm

Harare: Zimbabwe’s central bank said it would start selling gold coins this month as a store of value to tame runaway inflation, which has considerably weakened the local currency.

The central bank governor John Mangudya said in a statement on Monday (Zimbabwe time) that the coins would be available for sale from July 25 in local currency, US dollars and other foreign currencies at a price based on the prevailing international price of gold and the cost of production.

The “Mosi-oa-tunya” coin’s name means “Smoke that Thunders”, a reference to Victoria Falls, the world’s greatest sheet of falling water, which traverses Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The 22-carat gold coin will contain one troy ounce of gold (31.10 grams) and will be sold by Fidelity Gold Refinery, Aurex and local banks. Coins will be identified by a serial number and will be easily converted to cash as well as being trade-able locally and internationally, Mangudya said.

Gold coins are used by investors internationally to hedge against inflation and wars.

Last week, Zimbabwe more than doubled its policy rate to 200 per cent from 80 per cent and outlined plans to make the US dollar legal tender for the next five years to boost confidence.

Soaring inflation in the southern African country has been piling pressure on a population already struggling with shortages and stirring memories of economic chaos years ago under veteran leader Robert Mugabe’s near four-decade rule.

Annual inflation, which hit almost 192 per cent in June, cast a shadow over President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s bid to revitalise the economy.

The country abandoned its inflation-ravaged dollar in 2009, opting instead to use foreign currencies, mostly the US dollar. The government reintroduced the local currency in 2019, but it has rapidly lost value again.

IH Securities, a Harare-based brokerage, expects the sale of the coins to boost investor confidence in the Zimbabwean dollar, which will be used to buy them. “This would distinguish the gold coin market from the government paper market or money market,” it said in an emailed note to clients.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2022 3:52 pm

The Supreme Court decision is a draft. There’s still time to save Roe v. Wade—through the awareness-spreading power of dance.

Some people believe ‘raising awareness’ is a real thing.

As usual, it is a topic everyone is aware of. Lefties cannot resist being in your face with every cause they take one.

‘Raising awareness’ just means rubbing their nonsense in people’s faces.

It is not about actually raising awareness.

Kneel
Kneel
July 7, 2022 3:55 pm

“Fox News host Tucker Carlson…”

Is it surprising that Carlson doesn’t “do” social media? When he seems one of the few MSM left that actually has some sort of brain and is inquisitive about what really happens.
Maybe that’s why he tops the cable news ratings… he doesn’t hide who he is or what he thinks, is careful to differentiate between facts and opinion, and is not afraid to go “against the grain”, admits when he makes a mistake, and even literally laughs at his critics on air when they get it wrong, or are just plain stupid.
Need more like that – many, many more.
“Tucker Carlson Tonight” and “Gutfeld!” are must watch Fox news clips on youtube – serious vs comedy, but both to the point.
“Facts Matter” (Roman Balmakov, Epoch Times) is also worth a look for so-called “alternative” news – like Carlson, very well researched and careful “reporting”(news), not “journalism” (opinion).

Zipster
July 7, 2022 3:56 pm

However in this instance they are described as “clans” not “nations”. Why?

the ministry of truth was asleep

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2022 3:57 pm

This is what the DNC fears most.
Their base making up to the scam.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WHQUBtwi68

Jimmy Dore on the Whitehouse conference call & talking points post Roe v Wade getting binned.
The Roe v Wade response is so important Pelosi is on holidays in Italy.

Roger
Roger
July 7, 2022 3:59 pm

Not sure what you are getting at here, Roger.

What I’m getting at, Vicki, is that medical and scientific professions who are meant to hold public and individual health as their foremost professional concern evaded that responsibility, which evasion has led to caused untold & unnecessary suffering and death.

The few, noted here, who went public with their concerns only testifies to the ethical bankruptcy of the medical profession in Australia as it stands today.

From my small circle of family & friends I could cite several instances of what I would term moral negligence on the part of doctors & hospitals.

I’ll never trust a doctor again.

Tom
Tom
July 7, 2022 4:01 pm

If you can bear it, watch to the end for the elderly WWII veteran.

In the short video played today by Tucker Carlson, the Democratic Party’s little Miss Uber-Woke made a point of pointing out she is a homosexual — in case Republican voters were tempted to take her seriously.

Boy, I can’t wait for November!

cohenite
July 7, 2022 4:02 pm

areffsays:
July 7, 2022 at 10:51 am
Meet Miss Roxanne Tickle.

He’s fattened up since some of the early photos. Wallowing in the spiritual world will do that to you. The eyes have it though. Not a skerrick of dilation.

cohenite
July 7, 2022 4:03 pm

Speaking of arseholes, blackface boy is really treating the leader of the freedom convoy, a real lady, well.

Kneel
Kneel
July 7, 2022 4:15 pm

“Boy, I can’t wait for November!”

The one to watch is for Trump announcing soon that he’ll run for Pres in 2024.
That has at least two advantages for him:
1) any DoJ charges can be spun as political (which they likely are anyway)
2) What do Biden and the Dems do? If Biden drops out, it’s because he doesn’t think he can win v Trump, but if he stays, who’d vote for him again, given the stunning mental acuity he’s showing and the polling being WORSE than Trump’s lowest.

Lysander
Lysander
July 7, 2022 4:19 pm

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” and “Gutfeld!” are must watch Fox news clips on youtube – serious vs comedy, but both to the point.

Indeed. I watch both daily now. Although Gutfeld calling himself a “Libertarian” is a little worrying but I don’t mind the Ron Paul brand of Libertarianism as it still has morals… thankfully it’s not like the shitty Australian version.

Frank
Frank
July 7, 2022 4:21 pm

‘Raising awareness’ just means rubbing their nonsense in people’s faces.

It’s all part of a long history whereby the morons can be bought to the light by doing what they are told. Initially the young socialist types would talk about false consciousness as the reason the proletariat was not interested in embracing the correct attitudes and thoughts. This legitimised reeducation camps and stints in mental institutions as a means of remedying the situation.
Up until about the end of the Rudd era they used to talk about a lack of education as the reason the bogans wouldn’t attend to the issue of the day. In other words, they think what they do because they are ignorant but it is OK, we can teach them. Presumably someone twigged to the seething condescension inherent in that formulation since it seems to have gone out of fashion, Peter Garret was the last one I remember hearing it from.
Raising awareness is just another way of saying I am here to cure you of your ignorance and bigotry while assuming a pose of studied benevolence. Doing the Lord’s work, not at all expressing contempt.
Fuck ’em.

bespoke
bespoke
July 7, 2022 4:23 pm

feelthebernsays:
July 7, 2022 at 3:36 pm
Dover please also ban Calli.

2nd.

There should be a minimum 4.5 hight limit.

bespoke
bespoke
July 7, 2022 4:30 pm

Youngest in isolation due to his house mate testing positive and the eldest crook with covid.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 7, 2022 4:32 pm

Kneel we are on the same wavelength re: advertising. I like advertising, it very rarely influences me. Celebrities advertising stuff, not the slightest interest. I’m a tried and true consumer. Piss me off twice and you’ve lost me. Clever ads and straight up this is what we’ve got work for me. Quality before price but if I think they’re ripping me off I’m gone.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 7, 2022 4:34 pm

Feel sorry for the guy getting the award.

He’d be made to feel completely ridiculous because “Sleepy Joe” fvcked up..be proud, Democrats, you voted for this clown..

Roger
Roger
July 7, 2022 4:35 pm

‘Raising awareness’ just means rubbing their nonsense in people’s faces.

While it can be harmless (but annoying), “raising awareness” (aka consciousness raising) was borrowed by second wave feminists in the 1960s from the classical Marxist reviolutionaries, who believed the workers were often not conscious of their exploited status.

As such, it is one of the first examples of cultural Marxism.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 7, 2022 4:36 pm

Dover ban bespoke for not spelling height propily. Yeah and ban calli for not giving many upticks, I need as many as I can get. My matchbox is almost full.

Diogenes
Diogenes
July 7, 2022 4:37 pm

Raising awareness’ just means rubbing their nonsense in people’s faces.

Or doing something you want to do a get someone to pay for eg “I am going to ride all of Australia’s preserved Steam railways to raise awareness of the tragedy faced by people with ingrown toenails”

bespoke
bespoke
July 7, 2022 4:39 pm

How dare you!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2022 4:39 pm

Potato head shadow cabinet continues to cuck hard.
This time by conceding what an IV should address rather than just saying no.

Actually my take was that he manage to point out what makes the exercise so nonsensical. They have plenty of problems they are nowhere near solving. What can they really offer.

And he got it printed, not ignored.

Zipster
July 7, 2022 4:45 pm

Germany Labels Journalist ‘Criminal’ And Seizes Her Bank Accounts For Reporting From Ukraine

They closed her YouTube channel, blocked her PayPal account, and sentenced her to three years in prison without trial for interviewing Ukrainian citizens in the Donbas.

In the video, Lipp alleged that the Donbas citizens who overwhelmingly from Ukraine in 2014 had been, “thankful that Russia finally did something”.

Lip added, “Finally, the people here have been liberated from the terror that they’ve been experiencing for the last eight years,” under continuous shelling by the Ukrainian military.

Soon after the video went viral, Lipp’s YouTube channel was closed, her PayPal account was blocked, and the Ukrainian government her a “terrorist”.

Last month, the journalist received a letter from Germany’s prosecutor’s office which states that she now faces three years in prison for supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

This comes after German authorities closed down her bank account and her father’s bank account without warning.

In a recent interview, Lipp , “The letter says that, for example, I say in my Telegram channel that the population of Donbas supports the fact that Russia has launched a special operation.”

Winston Smith
July 7, 2022 4:53 pm

Bourne 1859:

” 90% of the Australian media no longer has any interest in its core mission — being the public’s eyes and ears. It has become a radical political party like the Greens peddling disinformation — especially about Kung Flu”

Excellent.
Straight to the Pool Room.

johanna
johanna
July 7, 2022 4:53 pm

Look at this picture of the Macau Lisboa gambling joint:

Macau has locked down one of the city’s most famous hotels, the Grand Lisboa, as COVID-19 infections spread rapidly in the world’s biggest gambling hub.Macau has locked down one of the city’s most famous hotels, the Grand Lisboa, as COVID-19 infections spread rapidly in the world’s biggest gambling hub.

Las Vegas looks tasteful in comparison.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 7, 2022 4:56 pm

Some people believe ‘raising awareness’ is a real thing.

It is. It translates as ‘propagating your neuroses’.

Roger
Roger
July 7, 2022 4:56 pm

Germany Labels Journalist ‘Criminal’ And Seizes Her Bank Accounts For Reporting From Ukraine

What charges is she facing? Copy of the letter?

Roger
Roger
July 7, 2022 4:58 pm

Some people believe ‘raising awareness’ is a real thing.

‘Pride Month’ is an exercise in raising awareness. I’d say it’s real enough.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 7, 2022 5:00 pm

“raising awareness” = Cultural revolution/ Red guards, if they thought they could get away with it.

calli
calli
July 7, 2022 5:01 pm

Heightist!

Dot
Dot
July 7, 2022 5:05 pm

Las Vegas looks tasteful in comparison.

Also attracting people to Las Vegas…

WHORES!

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 7, 2022 5:07 pm

Gambling, drinking and whoring is the Crown/Star business model. It works.

Dot
Dot
July 7, 2022 5:09 pm

Although Gutfeld calling himself a “Libertarian”

Any normal politician or pundit from the 1990s is a freedom loving radical compared to the current shitshow.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 7, 2022 5:10 pm

This video is not for everyone as it deals with the loss of a person you hoped you would never lose but knew that maybe you would lose them, i.e. a long term spouse. It’s long and I must admit I didn’t watch it all (busy day), but it seemed to offer some sensible insights, especially into the differences between men and women when coping with this sort of event. Stick with it for a while, and like me you might start to admire the 88 year old lady who is delivering her findings with humour and honesty and you may see things you recognise too in what she has to say.
Preliminary intro guff by the sponsoring organisation takes a few minutes, run it off.

JC
JC
July 7, 2022 5:13 pm
duncanm
duncanm
July 7, 2022 5:13 pm

H B Bearsays:
July 7, 2022 at 5:07 pm
Gambling, drinking and whoring is the Crown/Star business model. It works.

Those items are just a cover for the real model – money laundering.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 7, 2022 5:19 pm

Speaking of stuff German:

THE 57-year-old alleged “leader” of Wadeye’s “German Boys” gang has been granted bail amid ongoing violence and rioting that “has led to the near collapse of the large community”.

Casimar Narndu faced the Darwin Local Court on Thursday charged with engaging in violent conduct, rioting and going armed in public for his alleged role in the continuing unrest.

In opposing bail, prosecutor Anthea Cartwright said Narndu would be in breach of a suspended sentence for dangerous driving causing death in 2017 if found guilty of the fresh offending.

“As your honour is aware, there is a lot of civil unrest in Wadeye and it is quite unsafe,” she said.

“The defendant is the leader of a gang called the German Boys gang which is quite concerning because he could be advising other boys and other people to participate in riots.”

But Narndu’s lawyer, Josh Bach, said there was no evidence the cultural elder was involved with any gang.

“Mr Narndu is the leader of his family in a cultural way but we certainly resist any submission by the prosecution that he’s involved in a gang or persuading young men to be involved in violence,” he said.

“Ultimately bail is sought because Mr Narndu denies the offending that he’s been charged with.”

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2022 5:19 pm

The few, noted here, who went public with their concerns only testifies to the ethical bankruptcy of the medical profession in Australia as it stands today.

Some guy spent 6 years getting qualified, massive debts, bought a mortgage with the intention of raising a family, suddenly he’s supposed to throw his life away because the average Australian is too dumb and frightened to say:
Stick your Vaccines up your arse.
Ordinary people don’t have Agency, but Doctors are supposed to throw themselves on the pyre.
Is that it?

johanna
johanna
July 7, 2022 5:20 pm

For BoN and other bird fans:

There has been a bit of a convention of currawongs here recently – twenty or thirty of them hanging around. Yesterday, a similar sized bunch of cockies arrived, to feast on the nuts of a large conifer.

There were some spectacular aerial dogfights. A large currawong is a fearsome carnivore, but a cranky sulphur crested cockatoo with pals about is not to be messed with either.

After several skirmishes, they agreed to accept the boundaries. The cockies got the tree and surrounds, and the currawongs got the rest.

Cockies v Currawongs in the air – only in Australia.

I love this country.

duncanm
duncanm
July 7, 2022 5:22 pm

johannasays:
July 7, 2022 at 5:20 pm

wait till the lorikeets get involved.. they usually show off the cockies.

JC
JC
July 7, 2022 5:22 pm

According to the inflation adjusted bond the inflation rate may have peaked. The height was 3.1. It’s now trading at 2.30. This means the market was saying the average inflation rate for the next decade would be 3.1%. It’s now suggesting it will be 26% lower than previous prediction.

Here

johanna
johanna
July 7, 2022 5:26 pm

A lot of the ads for multinational products like cars are made in the US or Europe and simply dubbed with Australian voiceovers.

Delta A
Delta A
July 7, 2022 5:26 pm

Opposition legal affairs spokesman Julian Leeser says the government’s proposal for the Indigenous voice to parliament should be able to address alcoholism, substance abuse, and pornography in Indigenous communities in order to tackle child sexual abuse, and domestic and family violence.

I like this approach: give this “voice” at least one worthwhile function.

Everyone tiptoes around the fact that most of the problems in Aboriginal communities arise from the above issues. And the relevant Aboriginal aid agencies recognise this, too. Hence all the billboards beseeching the blokes, ‘Don’t beat the missus’.

There are also signs warning that pornography is banned in those regions. Not immediately realising the connection*, I didn’t understand the relevance of these signs; after all, pornography is (I think) still banned everywhere in Australia, apart from the ACT**. Leeser, above, ties it all in very neatly.

Alcohol and pornography are supplied by (mainly) whitefellas to indigenous communities. The result is the tragedy we see today. No amount of money is going to change that until we can talk honestly and openly about Aboriginal alcoholism, drug dependence and sexual violence. And then actually do something about it.

For highlighting that, I applaud Julian Leesor.

*Yes I know: I’m awfully naive, the result of a protected childhood and, probably, a reasonably protected adulthood… for which I’m very grateful.

**Canberra/politics/pornography: there’s a narrative there, but I’m not going to touch it.

JC
JC
July 7, 2022 5:28 pm

She’s actually far stupider than Hiden, which is really something.

Vice President Kamala Harris said: “Gas prices are high due to gas prices not being low as before. To get back to lower prices we have to acknowledge gas is high which is the opposite of low.”

Winston Smith
July 7, 2022 5:29 pm

Zipstersays:
July 7, 2022 at 3:28 pm

WION Fineprint | NASA chief says China trying to take over the moon

Do not be surprised to wake up one day and hear China tell the world it has resurrected the Orion Project and has a 10 million ton base heading there.
The flag will of course be planted on its new territory and all efforts to ‘invade’ said territory will be met with all force necessary.
China is NOT a signatory of the Partial Test Ban Treaty.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 7, 2022 5:31 pm

Germany Labels Journalist ‘Criminal’ And Seizes Her Bank Accounts For Reporting From Ukraine

Did the Third Reich win WW2 or something?

Lysander
Lysander
July 7, 2022 5:33 pm

Alcohol and pornography are supplied by (mainly) whitefellas to indigenous communities. The result is the tragedy we see today.

I’ve heard that a whitefella on the eastern side of Perth goes and buys all the grog for the locals. He has a deal where he gets their card and takes what he likes. But some have gotten in deep and are in debt to him. I’ve heard if they don’t pay, he gives you bottles filled with urine and he’ll never “serve” them again.

Gives a whole new perspective to “piss!” But certainly is awareness raising.

Zipster
July 7, 2022 5:34 pm

paywalled spiegel.de

Putin’s useful YouTube weapon
Ex-Green Alina Lipp spreads Russian conspiracy myths and lies on social media. How did the inconspicuous local politician become a Kremlin propagandist?

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 7, 2022 5:36 pm

Victoria ponders covid rules again. Amazing in a Herald-Sun poll – just opened – 23% are saying yes please daddy, govern me harder.

Would you support a return to mask/work from home mandates?
Yes, we need to curb the spread of the virus 23 %
No, keep things as they are 77 %
164 votes

Herald-Sun

Lysander
Lysander
July 7, 2022 5:38 pm

WION Fineprint | NASA chief says China trying to take over the moon

That might explain this:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/elizabethhowell1/2022/06/27/a-mystery-rocket-left-a-crater-on-the-moon/?sh=6dc7f03d246f

Zipster
July 7, 2022 5:39 pm

Authorities are investigating war propaganda against Alina Lipp
he spoke of the “denazification” of Ukraine and constantly posts pro-Russian posts: Now the German Alina Lipp, who lives in Donetsk, is under investigation.

German authorities are investigating Putin’s German info warrior Alina Lipp because of her postings on the Ukraine war. The accusation: With her contributions she is said to have approved a forbidden war of aggression, ie to have rewarded or approved of crimes. There is a risk of a fine or imprisonment of up to three years. Authorities also seized money she suspected she received as donations.

According to information from t-online, there have been several criminal charges against Alina Lipp since February. The Lüneburg public prosecutor’s office then took up the investigation , as a spokeswoman for t-online confirmed. A few days ago, the public prosecutor’s office in Göttingen took over the case – the central office for hate crime on the Internet is located there. The investigation has not yet been completed.

According to the public prosecutor’s office, Alina Lipp constantly shows her solidarity with Russia’s war against Ukraine. It is about a large number of contributions that she regularly posts on social networks. The investigators apparently name two as examples: On February 24, she happily wrote on Telegram: “The denazification has begun,” and on March 12, she spoke in a video about the Russian troops liberating regions affected by “genocide.”

Apparently she has not familiarized herself with the criminal law or is deliberately misrepresenting it. In a video about the investigation, she explains that the “partisan judiciary” wants to punish her for violating an “unwritten law”. “Freedom of expression” is being fought, according to Lipp, which itself uses the terms “special operation” and “special operation” for the Russian attack.
In fact, rewarding or condoning crimes is regulated by the Criminal Code, and the Lipp-backed Russian invasion doubtfully constitutes a crime under international criminal law, according to experts.

bespoke
bespoke
July 7, 2022 5:39 pm

Update.

Turns out the youngest can still work as close contact.

struth
struth
July 7, 2022 5:42 pm

Aboriginal communities are welfare dependant hellholes that cause ALL the alcoholism and violence.
They live under socialists who never go broke.

The so called representatives are the problem.
Anyone…including those on our side like Jacinta Price can no more speak for aboriginal people than I can claim to speak for whites.
The whole premise is absurd, racist and collectivist in the extreme.
No one can speak or represent a race.
What utter frog shit.

JC
JC
July 7, 2022 5:46 pm

No one can speak or represent a race.
What utter frog shit.

What have you been doing for the past 1 1/2 then, dickhead?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 7, 2022 5:47 pm

Cockies v Currawongs

Johanna – A grumpy cockie has been a patron at the Cafe for many years. She is quite irritated with currawongs at the moment since there are a lot of them due to the ECL, and they have to get to the head waiter to receive their mince (that being the rule). She does also to get a piece of bread. If they come too close to her in the camellia she grabs their tails. Which causes quite a bit of screeching even though it’s only the end of the tail feathers. They’ll do it to her too if they can, so it’s quite fair.

bespoke
bespoke
July 7, 2022 5:48 pm

Yet you have many many times.

#CharlieinWonderland

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 7, 2022 5:48 pm

New GPS today took a bit of getting used to, as neither it nor I coped too well with the mess that is currently the WestConnex on my way back from Dulwich Hill this arvo via the Anzac Bridge (female voice called it the Unzark Bridge, called the Cross City Tunnel the Crews City Tunnel and might have driven me into the watery bay had I let it).

I spent the early morning driving my autistic grandson’s mother to Sydney University where she was giving a lecture (don’t ask) because they had both slept in and she’d missed the bus. The Occupational Therapy appointment I was then going to drive him to had been cancelled, so I took this gorgeous still toe-walking twelve year old to a local coffee inner-west coffee shop for breakfast. He is intensely bright and we discussed climate change in a Socratic fashion; I asked probing questions, told him the remarkable answers (even the IPCC does not think there is a ‘climate emergency’, coal-fired or gas-fired power provides about 80% of all our needs still, renewables do not ‘scale’ for our needs etc). A woman nearby was looking daggers at me. Good-o.

He and I then spent three hours playing hard-ball Monopoly where he succeeded in bankrupting me with his impressario work building hotels. We had fun inventing reasons for our successes or failures – he constantly in jail for receiving too many brown paper bags of cash, said I, or me putting too much faith in holding Mayfair and Park Lane while neglecting accumulation across the board, said he. He was so gleeful when his extortionate hotel charges forced me to mortgage these two prize assets and declare him the winner.

He told me that someone has invented a ‘communist’ Monopoly game for a joke. One ‘Chance’ card in that simply says ‘you have been sent to a Gulag; you’re out, you’re dead’.

They got Communism right then, I say, adding that socialism is similar, it just takes longer.

Subversive Grandma at work there. 🙂

Tom
Tom
July 7, 2022 5:49 pm

Vice President Kamala Harris said: “Gas prices are high due to gas prices not being low as before. To get back to lower prices we have to acknowledge gas is high which is the opposite of low.”

Thanks, JC. Laughed out loud. FMD.

JC
JC
July 7, 2022 5:49 pm

Ender

Someone once mentioned that in any given poll where a reasonable person would expect unanimity on some important topic, there’s always a core ~25% who go for the most outrageously stupid answer. 23% fits in well with 25%.

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