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  1. Indolentsays:
    July 12, 2022 at 3:29 pm
    Top climate scientists slam global warming “so-called evidence” as “misrepresentation, exaggeration & outright lying”

    Happer and Lindzen are great scientists but Will fucking Steffan would tear them apart using nothing but bullshit. The only scientists I’ve seen who could take on alarmist ‘scientists’ were Bob Carter (dead), Stewart Franks (left the country), Ian Plimer (ostracised) and a few others who are quick on their feet and can speak in punter language while making fun of the alarmists.


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  2. Milo is a deadshit, having a hankerin’ fo’ Mississippi Black Snake is not a conservative value.
    Katie Hopkins is a clown, and likely a Spook.

    Milo might be a Flamer, but what evidence (other than disliking her politics) do you have that Katie H is a Spook, Dickless?


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  3. Cronkite, It’s over. It really is over. The only thing that can be done is to push nuclear, which isn’t a bad alternative. CNN was pushing nuclear the other day -calling it green energy.


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  4. “Cassie will go crook at me for pointing this out, she always does”

    Who me? I’m a meek little mouse.

    Actually sfw, I was very disappointed in the Abbott government (and I suspect most people here were) however to Abbott’s credit he did stop the boats and he did abolish the carbon tax. However there are two things you always neglect to mention…

    1. Abbott was constrained by a hostile senate and leading the charge against any rescinding of Section 18C was a man named Clive Palmer and his senate puppets……chiefly the Bush Pig* from Tasmania. There’s no way his government would have got that legislation through.

    2. Abbott had a hostile party room to deal with and just think of the ugly malcontents he was dealing with, Brandis, Bishop, Turnbull and others. And we now know how these disgusting people were undermining him.

    3. Abbott had an insanely hostile media…and this is where I agree that he should have been more robust in his dealings with the MSM. He was like a kitten and he allowed the MSM to trample him.

    I think, sadly, the forces were always against Abbott, it reminds me of Greek tragedy. Abbott was perhaps the most successful opposition leader in Australian history and yet it all ended in tears.


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  5. Wokeness is Vladimir Putin’s weapon in his war on the West

    WRM tries so hard to sit on the fence he must have a sore bum. I read his blog for a long time. Talked with him when he was in Oz once, he’s a great guy, but this is a time to take sides and he’s trying really hard not to.


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  6. Five months into the war in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin’s army continues to flounder.

    ya russia is slowly floundering into the donbas while the ukes victoriously cede territory 😐

    Correct if I am wrong, but I don’t believe the west has the industrial base remaining to fight any sort of protracted war against anyone


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  7. He’s sworn off pillow biting/short lifting and has gone deeply religious. You have to respect a person who does that I think.

    Was still living with his ‘ex’ when he said that, JC.


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  8. And with 10mins to go, Lauren Southern unloads on Paul Joseph Watson.
    They went on a date, ended back at his apartment drinking & smoking cigars then he hit her up for some loving.
    She said no.
    And he wasn’t too happy about that.
    Pestering with messages & voicemails for an undisclosed period after the incident.


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  9. ya russia is slowly floundering into the donbas

    Zipster – WRM is fairly well plugged into the intelligence community as I recall. I met him in a room full of DFAT spooks, because of a happenstance invite from someone I’m related to. It was an interesting day.

    Which isn’t to say the intelligence community are any good strategically, but they could probably give you accurately tabulated GPS lists of all the shellholes in eastern Ukraine. As with Russian war-fighting practice, in intel quantity has its own quality too.


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  10. They went on a date, ended back at his apartment drinking & smoking cigars then he hit her up for some loving.
    She said no.

    was there a particular clause in the 45 page consent agreement that needed a second opinion?


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  11. feelthebern says:
    July 12, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Based on Lauren Southern’s video today, MJG better make sure Milo is kept as far away from the money as possible.

    I’m just now listening to the vid. He took the 100K. Just wow. I take back what I said.


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  12. Where have we heard all this before?

    Anger over BBC exposé of special forces ‘death squads’
    Larisa Brown, Defence Editor
    Tuesday July 12 2022, 12.01am BST, The Times
    Television

    The Ministry of Defence accused the BBC last night of putting troops at risk before the broadcasting of an investigation alleging British special forces killed hundreds of people on night raids in Afghanistan.

    A Panorama investigation to be shown tonight will cite new evidence including witnesses who claim they saw unarmed Afghans being killed in cold blood during the war. The SAS said they were insurgents who were posing an imminent threat, according to the BBC, which questions whether some of the shootings were summary killings.

    The episode, SAS Death Squads Exposed: a British War Crime?, examines a series of raids where people were shot dead after they surrendered to British troops. The exact nature of the allegations are unclear, with the BBC planning to release further details today. However, a spokesman at the MoD criticised the programme, which has not been seen by the department, saying it “strongly objects” to the reporting and “unjustified conclusions” to allegations that had been fully investigated.

    “We have provided a detailed and comprehensive statement to Panorama, highlighting unequivocally how two service police operations carried out extensive and independent investigation into allegations about the conduct of UK forces in Afghanistan. Neither investigation found sufficient evidence to prosecute,” the MoD spokesman said. “Insinuating otherwise is irresponsible, incorrect and puts our brave Armed Forces personnel at risk both in the field and reputationally.

    The spokesman added: “The Ministry of Defence of course stands open to considering any new evidence — there would be no obstruction. But in the absence of this, we strongly object to this subjective reporting.”

    A BBC spokesman said: “This is the culmination of a four-year investigation, which includes new evidence and eye-witness accounts, and is firmly in the public interest. The MoD’s position is reflected fully within the film. We stand by our journalism.”

    Further evidence is coming to light that points to the SAS obstructing an investigation carried out by the Royal Military Police. A High Court case brought by lawyers on behalf of an Afghan family is forcing the department to release previously unseen documents. The case could lead to elite soldiers who took part speaking publicly for the first time. In some cases SAS troops claimed that unarmed civilians they shot were holding a rifle or grenade to suggest they posed a threat — claims that some veterans have admitted they struggled to justify.

    One SAS soldier, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “Illegal killings were part of our job. The tactics were gruesome.” Another said: “It came down to one or two loose cannons [in the unit] . . . the whole truth is something we’re about to wrestle with and it is going to rock everything.”

    The programme will be shown on BBC1 tonight at 9pm.


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  13. ya russia is slowly floundering into the donbas

    Time to unleash the big guns, take off the gloves and send in Iron Balls Albo the hammer of Kiev. Should have it sorted by lunch time.


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  14. Cassie, I agree with most of your post, he could’ve been great. I was absolutely gutted when he folded on 18c, that was a hill to make a stand on but he didn’t. The greatest disappointment (politically) in my life.


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  15. Abbott should’ve called for a double dissolution election, it either would’ve made him a man or destroyed him, in the end he was destroyed without a fight.


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  16. Time to unleash the big guns, take off the gloves and send in Iron Balls Albo the hammer of Kiev. Should have it sorted by lunch time.

    Another dozen Bushmasters and it will be all over.


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  17. China Insights

    It’s becoming less safe to deposit cash in China’s banks. The entire banking system, including the big four state-owned banks, are now restricting withdrawals or online transactions. China is likely to have a massive bank run which will collapse the banking and monetary system, thus further devastating the Chinese economy.
    This is Dandong, a city in Liaoning province, a major heavy industry province in northeast China, where people have been waiting in long lines at banks almost every day recently, hoping to get their money. Because the line is so long, local police have come to the scene to maintain order.
    Chinese official media has indirectly confirmed that, to a certain degree, a bank run is happening in China. The headquarters of the People’s Bank of China in Shanghai said on June 20th that in the first half of June alone cash deployment was nearly four times that of the same period in 2021. However, the bank didn’t elaborate on whether the total amount of cash was sufficient to meet people’s withdrawal needs.


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  18. Anger over BBC exposé of special forces ‘death squads’

    You’d think if SAS death squads really existed they might use their skills on their enemies.
    I can think of one particular bunch of those quite easily.
    Btw does BBC offer free body armour to employees?


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  19. Brandis sabotaged the 18c fight on purpose.
    Abbott should have sacked him & then kept fighting for it & threatened double dissolution if he didn’t get it repealed.


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  20. Some titles for the jaded:

    Trailer Trollop: four wild girls out to ruin men: they lived in a house of sin- on wheels!
    Lust Cursed: born into passion, her life was an orgy of sin.
    Hellhole of Sin: they all lusted for each other’s passion: and got it.
    Gutter Girl: she came out of the gutter: anyway she could.



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  21. Bruce of Newcastlesays:
    July 12, 2022 at 6:10 pm
    Anger over BBC exposé of special forces ‘death squads’

    You’d think if SAS death squads really existed they might use their skills on their enemies.
    I can think of one particular bunch of those quite easily.

    Back in the 1960s/10970s, the fascist left were claiming that the CIA was both everywhere and completely ruthless.

    If that were true, how is it that there was not a series of accidents/suicides among prominent leftists? The left needs someone to hate on, or to be jealous of. They are nothing without hate and envy/


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  22. Haha, Albo and Wong are finding out the hard way that the people communists put against the wall first are the useful idiots.

    China doubles down and demands Australia ‘reshape’ itself (Sky News*, 12 Jul)

    China has doubled down on its ambitious four demands of the Australian government after Anthony Albanese rejected Beijing’s initial urgings.

    Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said development between the two nations would be “conducive to maintaining peace and stability” in the region, before painting China as ready to cooperation and doubling down on Beijing’s extraordinary demands.

    The Foreign Ministry’s most recent statement almost mirrored exactly its original demands of Australia issued over the weekend.

    My four demands to China are:

    1. Stop imprisoning people for their religious belief
    2. Stop breaking up those people for spare parts
    3. Stop enslaving them to make cheap stuff for export
    4. Stop sabre-rattling against Taiwan.

    I doubt Albo and Bad Penny will have the balls to mention such things.

    (* Headline as it appears on the Sky News website just now, which is more fun than the one on the story itself.)


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  23. Back in the 1960s/10970s, the fascist left were claiming that the CIA was both everywhere and completely ruthless.

    Who was the Mooslime activist a few years ago, who claimed that Mossad agents had got into his bedroom, and stolen one of each pair of his shoes?


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  24. Another dozen Bushmasters and it will be all over.

    Need to convince Albo’s PR team that Albo delivering them to the front line would be great optics.

    Mike Dukakis with live ammo.


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  25. Last night in Brisbane.

    Fortitude Valley.

    Nothing good happens there after a certain hour.

    Particularly Brunswick Street, up by the station.


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  26. You’d think if SAS death squads really existed they might use their skills on their enemies.

    If all the shit that was supposed to have gone on in Afghanistan, actually went on, right now we’d all be going there on holidays to see the sights.


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  27. Tuckers first 30mins on Biden was more comprehensive than 20 years of Hannity & his “tick tock” scam.

    The brief segment from the Trump/biden POTUS debate where biden was asked about his money making connections to the chunks and replied he had none and the only person making money from the chunks was Trump was ironic.

    The fact is Trump was correct when he said his opposition was not the diseased, hopelessly corrupt traitors in the demorats, or the fools in the GOP, but the MSM. Nothing has been reported about the leaks from Hunter’s computers and phones which are astounding in their evidence of corruption by hunter and joe.


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  28. Nothing has been reported about the leaks from Hunter’s computers and phones which are astounding in their evidence of corruption by hunter and joe.

    According to Hunters phone records, his nickname for Potatus is “Pedo Pete”…..


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  29. In case you haven’t already heard, the movie Soylent Green in set in 2022.

    “We Are Not Tacos”: Hispanic Association Slams Jill Biden For Comparing Latinos To ‘Breakfast Tacos’ (12 Jul)

    This did not sit well with Latinos, who spent the day dragging her on Twitter. It also caught the attention of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), which said in a statement: “We are not tacos.”

    “Using breakfast tacos to try to demonstrate the uniqueness of Latinos in San Antonio demonstrates a lack of cultural knowledge and sensitivity to the diversity of Latinos in the region,” reads the statement.

    On the other hand Hispanic tacos are probably too expensive right now because of the price of lettuce.


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  30. Grey Ranga:

    Winston you’ve been quite the man about town. I’m surprised you’ve had the time to blog.

    Can you add a little detail here? I’m not sure of your intent and don’t particularly want to tread on anyones toes…
    🙂


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  31. They went on a date, ended back at his apartment drinking & smoking cigars then he hit her up for some loving.
    She said no.

    This is just a Puff piece.
    PJW is a Flamer, he’s not interested in Lauren Southern, who is likely a Spook too.


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  32. Particularly Brunswick Street, up by the station.

    Regrettably true. Know of an individual I used to drink with that didn’t realise there was a knife embedded to the hilt in his upper arm till the brawl was over in that vicinity. This was the early 1990’s too. Nothing new unfortunately.


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  33. Putting a Mall in Brunswick Street between Ann St and Wickham St wrecked the Valley as a retail hub.
    Same thing happened in Stones Corner and the CBD itself.
    Thanks, Labor City Council.


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  34. Particularly Brunswick Street, up by the station.

    Hard to believe now – but for the evidence of the architectural remains – that the Valley was for a long time the upmarket shopping precinct in Brisbane.

    The rot had begun to set in by the early 1970s, but I still remember older ladies in gloves and hats riding the buses down to shop at Myers, which was previously a Scottish establishment named McWhirters.


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  35. Putting a Mall in Brunswick Street between Ann St and Wickham St wrecked the Valley as a retail hub.

    Chermside Shopping Centre sealed the fate of the Valley, Ed.


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  36. ““We Are Not Tacos”: Hispanic Association Slams Jill Biden For Comparing Latinos To ‘Breakfast Tacos’ (12 Jul)”

    Imagine if Melania Trump had said that, the ensuing hysteria would have been deafening but with Jill Biden it’s the utter hypocrisy that is deafening.


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  37. his is just a Puff piece.
    PJW is a Flamer, he’s not interested in Lauren Southern, who is likely a Spook too.

    Does Lauren still identify as a male? In which case there is no conflict.


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  38. Roger says: July 12, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Fortitude Valley.
    Nothing good happens there after a certain hour.

    Qld has recently had Three (perhaps Four) Premiers who are totally incapable of discerning between Fortitude Valley techno clubs serving rocket fuel, the types of people and behaviour that this attracts,
    …. and a pub on the outer barcoo serving McGuinness’ – with a blue dog on the verandah, no lights visible at night, and both the customers know each other, knew each other’s grandparents, and went to school together.

    So liquor laws & procedures suitable to a bikie-filled Fortitude valley are rolled out statewide, with zero latitude.

    Even the road rules aren’t as uniform statewide.


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  39. I’ve not been there since the early nineties but I thought they had gentrified Newfarm and Fortitude Valley.

    New Farm was always gentrified, although with mixed housing, such as apartments going back to the 1920s.

    It’s where my grandmother lived when I was growing up.

    There’ve been residential developments in the Valley but it still has its seedy side, particularly around the railway station, as Faustus mentioned.


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  40. The Valley was always retail and light industry with a lot of pubs and boarding houses.
    What houses there were have been mostly demolished.
    New Farm is residential, it was always a bit dearer to buy into, but outside of some chatty unit developments around New Farm Park, it’s unchanged.
    Teneriffe was gentrified, the WoolStores stood derelict for 30 years from 1957, it was mostly a wasteland until the Mid Eighties.


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  41. Only 4% energy generated in Victoria is currently from wind and there is no solar energy at all. Brown coal is generating 50%, gas 29% and the remaining 18% coming from hydro in Tassie. More turbines are not the answer as most of the turbines in Victoria are not generating due to lack of wind. I don’t think this green energy solution has been planned very well!


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  42. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity says:
    July 12, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    For whatever reason, Sal, I’ve bumped into the couple who owned my local, when one of the patrons was murdered in the front bar. Is that a situation you have ever had to deal with?


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  43. dover0beachsays:
    July 12, 2022 at 6:25 pm
    If that were true, how is it that there was not a series of accidents/suicides among prominent leftists?

    Because they were peripheral.

    A bit like those Australian leftists who were disappointed when ASIO files were released, only to discover that ASIO had either taken no interest in them, or had dismissed them as minor, irrelevant, players?

    Envy of those more prominent leftists with “real” files?


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  44. Bruce of Newcastlesays:
    July 12, 2022 at 6:34 pm
    Diseased princesses seem to like NSW.

    Coral Princess cruise ship with more than 100 COVID-positive passengers on board is set to dock in New South Wales (12 July)

    Two years and four months after the Ruby Princess plague ship arrived at Circular Quay…

    Has NSW Health learned anything since the Ruby Princess debacle? Will Cherry Kant or Health Hazzard supervise disembarkation peronally?


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  45. PJW is a Flamer, he’s not interested in Lauren Southern, who is likely a Spook too.

    Silly Dickless really can’t help himself, can he?


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  46. New Farm was pretty seedy when I was there, not in an in your face sort of way but there were definitely lots of ne’er-do-wells interspersed with the normies. Brunswick St at about 10PM seemed to come alive with a gang of very tall tranny streetwalkers plying their trade outside the Night Owl near the Sydney St end. Come to think of it, there were loads of trannies about the place in those days.


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  47. A bit like those Australian leftists who were disappointed when ASIO files were released, only to discover that ASIO had either taken no interest in them, or had dismissed them as minor, irrelevant, players?

    They had files on EVERYONE.
    A partner at a firm I used to work at pitched for some work for the Defence Department early this century, and was grilled by spooks for the sole reason that he’d been on an anti-Vietnam war protest march as a Uni student in the early 1970’s.


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  48. Sal, I’ve bumped into the couple who owned my local, when one of the patrons was murdered in the front bar. Is that a situation you have ever had to deal with?

    Crikey. What happened?

    No. Not had that.
    Closest I’ve had was a professional hit carried out in the back bar, but they didn’t kill the target. Went close though, as the target’s liver was pierced & there was a long time in hospital.
    Helluva lot of blood. Cops had ideas of making the place a “crime scene” – managed to talk ’em into wrapping that idea up after fifteen hours.


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  49. From The Daily Telegraph……

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce’s new Mosman mansion egged and toilet papered

    The Qantas CEO’s neighbours have been quick to deny responsibility for the apparent attack, which has now been referred to police – along with CCTV footage.

    In what could be the biggest drama Mosman residents have faced since Sonia Kruger battled to finish the outdoor kitchen on her three-storey mansion, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has had his newly purchased harbourside mansion strewn with toilet paper and what appears to be eggs.

    But whoever did the deed may have been caught on CCTV cameras at the front of the sprawling 15-room home, which sits on the harbourfront over three levels.

    The incident has been reported to NSW Police for investigation, and footage from the security system at the residence will be provided.

    Mr Joyce bought the waterfront home with his partner Shane Lloyd for an eye-watering $19 million earlier this year after his salary plummeted to just $2 million last year, up slightly from $1.75 million in 2020. Before the pandemic, Mr Joyce made about $10 million a year.

    The couple had previously purchased a penthouse in the Cove apartment complex for $4.5 million in 2009 and a Palm Beach holiday home for $5.3 million in 2015.

    Despite splashing the cash on the property which comes with a pool, a wine cellar and a home cinema, the couple have not been seen at all around the home since the purchase.

    That’s according to neighbours in the street who were shocked to hear of the apparent toilet paper fuelled vandalism when contacted by The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday afternoon.

    “We’re innocent, we have been in Bowral for the past few days,” one neighbour who lives up the road said.

    Another said they were disappointed to not have seen the corporate titan at all in the neighbourhood since the purchase of the home but said there had been no shortage of drama in the waterfront enclave.

    “There was a big gas leak a couple of doors down a couple of days ago … it is an interesting street,” he said.

    “We haven’t seen him … We heard they were going to spend $3 million changing the colours of god knows what.”

    Another neighbour dismissed that as just the Mosman rumour mill in overdrive – as per usual – but said another house a few doors down was undergoing a significant overhaul.

    “People are just seeing things and thinking, ah, Alan’s doing this,” he said.

    “There has been nobody at the house. Put it this way, I haven’t seen any cars there.”

    So who is the toilet paper bandit?

    Mosman locals were adamant it wasn’t anyone from around their neck of the woods. A Qantas spokeswoman said they would not be commenting.

    “I hope they leave him alone,” one neighbour said.

    “I can’t see it being anyone from around the neighbourhood because nobody has any objection to him moving in there.”


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  50. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce’s new Mosman mansion egged and toilet papered

    He’d better get used to it.
    There’s a helluva lot of people who are mourning lost luggage, sore from long waits at remote airports coz flight cancelled, or out of a job coz refused to be pricked with the rona vaxx.


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  51. New Farm was pretty seedy when I was there, not in an in your face sort of way but there were definitely lots of ne’er-do-wells interspersed with the normies.

    It’s still a bit that way – community housing, budget accom, halfway houses, a few remaining Nonna’s houses – interspersed by stunning riverfront, beautiful Art Deco, high end units, and cottage-upgraders.

    Plus rough sleepers.

    Odd place.
    I like it.


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  52. Been up since 02:00 with an evac and of course now another patient is here with a long running/ hours to resolve issue.

    I did 32 years of that shite until I got cancelled for questioning the Ron’s. Ask me if I miss it….?


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  53. All well and good Indolent. How do you know Bunter Hiden is the depraved turd in the pic? How do you know it’s not made up?

    I don’t know him personally, but I think it’s from his own phone. No way to verify.


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  54. ASIO had either taken no interest in them, or had dismissed them as minor, irrelevant, players?

    They had files on EVERYONE.

    I suspect FOIA of my ASIO file would show it to be short:

    Works in uranium666.
    Dastardly righty.
    Likes birds.

    See you all in the gulag.


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  55. But whoever did the deed may have been caught on CCTV cameras at the front of the sprawling 15-room home

    what’s he need 15 rooms for? not like its going to have children


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  56. A bit incongruous but there is a very high end guitar manufacturer in Ukraine for anyone interested in that sort of thing.

    Not incongruous since Ukraine is into metal in a big way.
    Wear and tear on guitars would be huge.
    Especially bass guitars.


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  57. I don’t know him personally, but I think it’s from his own phone. No way to verify.

    Not only has everything about the scum bag biden family been verified it is no doubt an under description of their activities. There is something incredibly depraved about them


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  58. Alan Jones on ADH.tv covers so many topics relevant to our nation. He just did a segment on the WHO pandemic treaty discussion of which has been non-existent and which cedes our decision-making power, with respect to the health of our citizens, to the WHO which is beholden to its wealthiest members, supporters and donors. He also gave a well-deserved thwacking to horse-face from across the ditch. Very interesting show.


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  59. H B Bearsays:

    July 12, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    If your house gets egged that’s a good indication the grounds aren’t big enough. Time to move.

    Exactly.
    And, being Sydney, no-one is going to have an arm like Glenn Maxwell.
    All limp-wristed underarm girlie throws, so 15 metres would pull them up.
    One presumes the eggs were all organic free range and the toilet paper was triple-ply quilted.


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  60. Matersays:

    July 12, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Ed sees ‘spooks’ everywhere, except when they speak to him on a blog.
    He needs recalibrating

    Save us all some time if he just made a list of those who are not spooks and/or flamers.


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  61. Save us all some time if he just made a list of those who are not spooks and/or flamers.

    Welp, I’m apparently a blow-in, so I’m okay… 😉


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  62. As the conflict in Ukraine intensifies, US officials claim that Iran is now planning to supply hundreds of drones with combat weapon capabilities to Russia, these drones are believed to be for assisting Russia’s war in Ukraine.

    oh who could have seen that coming Iran you say? Looks like The One and the House Plant occupying the White House have really made a mess of things.


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  63. In case you haven’t already heard, the movie Soylent Green in set in 2022.

    That’s nothing.

    I read somewhere that George Jetson was 40 years old in 2062.

    He will be born this year.


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  64. Diseased princesses seem to like NSW.

    If we had some decent submarines we could sink the cruise ship and save the population from COVID and AGW in one fell swoop.

    …you know it makes sense


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  65. I don’t think this green energy solution has been planned very well!

    Depends on what it’s actually planned to deliver! If it’s North Korea at night, then they’re definitely on the right track.


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  66. Crikey. What happened?

    Brawl in the front bar – one bloke slashed the other in the neck with a broken beer glass, t’other bloke died soon after, in hospital.


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  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:

    July 12, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Crikey. What happened?

    Brawl in the front bar – one bloke slashed the other in the neck with a broken beer glass, t’other bloke died soon after, in hospital.

    Did anyone shout out “illegitimi non carborundum”?


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  68. Did anyone shout out “illegitimi non carborundum”?

    Wrong phrase.
    Folks ain’t dead unless they raises up their hind leg & hollers “Wahoo”


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  69. Alan Jones had Professor Ian Plimer on tonight talking about his book Green Murder — Ian Plimer is a mensch

    Ian Pilmer dedicated “Green Murder” to Gina Rinehart, “who has called human induced climate change for what it is – nonsense.”


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  70. Brawl in the front bar – one bloke slashed the other in the neck with a broken beer glass, t’other bloke died soon after, in hospital.

    I can’t even imagine the world of pain this brought to the publican.

    Never do I want anything like that to happen to me.

    (Did they consider kidnaping the culprit, whisking him up the scrub somewhere & roasting him slowly [say 48hrs] over a really really slow fire?)


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  71. My late husband born 1936 in the centre of Amsterdam, the sixth child in a family of eight children, was starving when at the age of just turning eight was fortunate enough to be sent to farmers in the north of Holland to people he had never met or even heard of, organised by his grandfather.
    He worked from daylight till dark on the farm and was well fed.
    The soldiers would come almost daily and collect milk, eggs, chickens etc.
    He was the only member of his family there. He told me it was not unpleasant.

    There would be many today in the Netherlands who would remember WWII, and no doubt their families still exist in the north of Holland.


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  72. oh who could have seen that coming

    Hopefully, Iran’s new drones will prove to be of more tangible use to the Russian cause than the 30,000 Syrian ‘volunteers’ allegedly promised them by Bashir Al-Assad, but who have never appeared in anything other than Russian press releases in mid-March…


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  73. Maybe the scum biden has got the goods on lots of people through his depravity. People in positions of power think they can do anything.


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  74. Ed sees ‘spooks’ everywhere.

    The especial talent of spies is their ability to blend in, to be unremarkable, to not stand out.

    So imagine going about your business surrounded by unremarkable, ordinary looking people. Imagine looking around you every day and being surrounded by plain looking people – spies!

    And then there is getting out of the shower, no matter how scaldingly hot it was, and yet when you stand in front of the mirror it is still shrunken little kernel of pudenda you see…

    Spies get in everywhere to purposes even the most obsessive apothecary could ever hope to distill.

    Shhh! Shut up! I can hear nothing suspicious at the door! I must be cautious.


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  75. Guy I trained with was working doors in Kings Cross, punter got thrown out, came back with a gun and started mouthing off. Guy says if you were gonna do it you would have done it already, look up at the cameras so you recognise yourself in court. Punter pisses off.


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  76. Called it:

    Mollie
    @MZHemingway
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    I’m shocked, shocked to learn that pro-abortion activists made up a story for political gain.
    Quote Tweet

    Greg Price
    @greg_price11
    · 11h
    BREAKING: Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says there is “not a whisper” that a 10-year-old child was raped and impregnated, there has been no request for crime lab results, and that Ohio’s heartbeat law would have allowed such a young girl to get an abortion in the state.



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  77. If your house gets egged that’s a good indication the grounds aren’t big enough. Time to move.

    If memory serves me the roof is below street level (that part of the street is on the downhill run) and you’d only have to throw/lob over the fence .. 4/5 metres outward throw at most …..!
    No high walls/fences down there as it’s very quiet (usually) and doesn’t go anywhere other than down to the water .. get to the bottom and turn back up is the only option ..so other than residents/visitors not much traffic ……..


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  78. Ukraine fears Belarus could become new frontline as border sees troop and weapons build-up | DW News

    Some fun dynamics with this one.
    Lukashenko is tonguing Vlad keenly.
    But his guys are not at all happy about it.

    Belarussian officers turn on Putin as top ranked troops rebel against Russian invasion (2 Jul)

    Alex Kokcharox, a country risk analyst specialising in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, said senior military officers in a Belarussian special forces unit have written an open letter to President Lukashenko, “openly speaking against potential Belarusian participation in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” However, he also suggested the letter could be a hoax, “staged” by the Belarussian leader to show Putin “why he is unable to join Russia’s war in Ukraine”.

    Always fun to decide whether these letters are real or a casus belli to do what the leader wants to do anyway. But further to it, this:

    Putin allies in meltdown as rift erupts on Ukraine war – Lukashenko rocked by Kazakh snub (11 Jul)

    BELARUS dictator Alexander Lukashenko has been left reeling after Kazakhstan pulled out of a joint security and defence pact with Minsk.

    The reason for the decision appears to be Kazakstan’s anger at Belarusian support for Vladimir Putin’s ill-judged invasion of Ukraine. The timing of the split between Russia’s closest allies could not come at a worse time for the Kremlin, whose army is under increasing pressure from powerful Ukrainian counteroffensives in the south of the country.

    I can’t validate either news item, I just see them in the news each day. But I have also seen other reports that Vlad has put the hard word on the Kazakhs to send kozzacks to the war, and they’ve said nyet firmly. And it makes sense that neither Kazakhstan nor Belarus would want to get involved in the whole stinky Z mess, especially when their elite peoples would then be sanctioned away from their nice yachts on the Costa del Sol.


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  79. There would be many today in the Netherlands who would remember WWII, and no doubt their families still exist in the north of Holland.

    Mme Zulu tells the story of her mother, during the “Hunger Winter.” Her father had been betrayed to the Gestapo, and was “assisting them with their inquiries” with the aid of a rolled up newspaper, when there was a knock on the door, late one night

    “Mvrouw “Zulu”, come quickly! Bring the children! We have meat!”

    A substantial meal later “And where did this feast from Heaven come from?”

    “You know the filthy collaborator on the corner, with the large German Shepard dog?”

    Two resourceful ladies had lured the dog into the kitchen, and smashed it’s skull in, with a meat axe…


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  80. it makes sense that neither Kazakhstan nor Belarus would want to get involved in the whole stinky Z mess, especially when their elite peoples would then be sanctioned away from their nice yachts on the Costa del Sol.

    Sanctions are one thing. As are Belarussian bombs, shells, armoured vehicles and airspace being turned over to the use of Lukashenko’s patron in Moscow.

    But the first Belarussian soldier to die in Ukraine means the death of his regime. And Alexander Lukashenko quite likes his regime…


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  81. GreyRangasays:

    July 12, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Maybe the scum biden has got the goods on lots of people through his depravity.

    Exactly my theory about how Epstein gained his wealth and influence.


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  82. Sanctions are one thing. As are Belarussian bombs, shells, armoured vehicles and airspace being turned over to the use of Lukashenko’s patron in Moscow.

    Rex – I don’t think he has much choice about that. Not as if he could stop a takeover if one was to occur.

    Another interesting dynamic I’ve seen is that Lukashenko is trying (with a lot of success apparently) to get Russia to base nukes in Belarus. I can’t see any reason why he would want such critters…unless he thinks he needs them against a certain large threatening neighbour…


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  83. Anyone find it ironic the drones being sent to help the Russians will most likely be cheap copies of American stuff left behind in Afghanistan funded by Obama/Biden’s pallets of cash they released to the mullahs?

    I wanna see how Iran’s allegedly all-indigenous Saeqeh super-duperfighter (A Northrop F-5 with a second fin on it, with most of the parts made locally) goes before I pass judgement on their UAVs.

    The Iranians are pretty good with the smaller stuff, as the proliferation of specalist EFP charges amongst Shiite militias in southern Iraq between 2006 and 2012 demonstrated.

    The effectiveness of any of their higher-end stystems remains to be seen. Particularly as we’ve never seen any of their flying wing UAVs active anywhere other than Iranian video and photo.

    (A lot of the Russian UAVs shot down or captured in Ukraine so far tend to be Orlan-10s, cheaply and very simply made and useful for local reconaissance work. There are also quite a few Isaeli licence-production aircraft that have been hurriedly repurposed from forest fire surveillance and other industrial use)


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  84. The below article is from Herald Sun. Note the Commissioner Shane Patton praising the work of the Lorimer task force, despite serious criticism from the Judge and the freeing of the accused due to police malpractice (twice). Google Lorimer Task Force and one of the top links relates to the Commission of Inquiry into Lawyer X. A brief description says :

    “The Lorimer Taskforce was established by Victoria Police in 1998 to investigate the murders of Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rod Miller. Investigators connected to the Lorimer Taskforce that are relevant to this inquiry included Mr Paul Sheridan, Officer Black (a pseudonym) and Mr Paul Dale”.

    One of those three names very familar to me from another major failed investigation. Superintendent Sheridan was the senior officer in the room during the interview of Cardinal Pell in Rome. Some may also recall Shane Patton was in Rome with the two interviewing officers but was not in the room during questioning. Both feature in the lawyer X commission and Patton was Simon Overlands Chief of Staff when he resigned. It was Patton who gave the press conference saying there were multiple “victims” of Pell and there would be multiple charges. This turned out not to be the case and we all remember 7-0.

    Article as follows :
    Victoria Police sitting on secret internal probe into misconduct relating to investigation of Silk Miller murders.
    Victoria Police was summoned to court to explain why it was withholding documents about an internal probe into the Silk-Miller murder investigation.

    Victoria Police has been secretly running an internal probe into misconduct relating to the Lorimer taskforce investigation of the Silk-­Miller murders. The internal inquiry was launched in May last year and has produced a 15-page draft report with hundreds of pages of supporting material.

    It is understood that an independent review panel has been overseeing the investigation, which could lead to disciplinary hearings. But the plan was not to finalise any report until after Jason Roberts’s ­retrial had ended. The review was prompted by the findings of Victoria’s anti-corruption watchdog, the IBAC, which scrutinised the taskforce’s “wrong” statement-making practices during the Silk-Miller murder investigation. The Herald Sun revealed these in 2017.

    In an extraordinary Supreme Court hearing on May 9 this year, seven weeks into the retrial of Roberts, Victoria Police was summoned to the court to explain why it had failed to disclose to the prosecution and defence the draft report. By then 13 relevant witnesses had already given evidence at the retrial.
    Ironically, the internal police investigation was dubbed “failure to disclose at the first trial’’.

    Roberts’ original trial in 2002, at which he was found guilty of the 1998 murders of Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Miller, was corrupted by police adding, backdating, shredding and ­replacing statements relating to the “dying declaration” of­ ­officer Miller minutes after he was shot on August 16. This “improper” practice led to Roberts’s convictions being quashed and his acquittal after a 3½-month retrial. Roberts walked free from the Supreme Court on Monday.

    But seven weeks into his second trial, presiding judge Stephen Kaye was incensed after Victoria Police repeated history by admitting it was withholding documents about its internal probe. “The first trial was found to involve a substantial miscarriage of justice because Victoria Police had failed in the most fundamental obligation to reveal to the prosecution and defence key issues relating to a very significant area of evidence in the case – and they have done it again,” Justice Kaye said. “Yes, I find it quite extraordinary.”

    Barrister Andrew Sim, ­appearing for Chief Commissioner Shane Patton, told the court the prosecution and ­defence could not have immediate access to the report as the force was making “public interest immunity” claims. Justice Kaye wanted Mr Patton reminded about what was at stake. “Does the Chief Commissioner understand the significance of the trial that is being heard?” he inquired.

    “It involves the death of two decent, proper policemen 24 years ago.”He later added: “I find it breathtaking that Victoria Police should have been engaged in such an extraordinary failure in the system of justice, having already failed the system of justice in this case.”

    Mr Sim could only respond: “There’s little I can say in response to that criticism.’’
    Adding to Justice Kaye’s anger was the fact Victoria Police had not bothered to turn up to the hearing.
    “My anger is a result of the fact there’s already been one substantial miscarriage of justice,” Justice Kaye said. “The case involves an ­appalling tragedy, one which has had to be revisited, ­because of the misconduct of the police at the last trial, and that this is going on again.’’

    Justice Kaye also noted that no one from Victoria Police had the “intestinal fortitude” to come to court and explain themselves. He then told Mr Sim his “ire” was not directed at him. “It is very much directed to those who you represent, who, although being invited to court today, have not seen fit to come,” Justice Kaye said. Mr Sim said it was not an intended “insult”.
    “It’s not a matter of insult, it’s a matter of inference, Mr Sim,” Justice Kaye said.

    He then suggested yet ­another investigation was ­merited “till the police learn their lesson”. The court was adjourned for further discussion three days later, during which it is understood some documents were handed over to the prosecution and defence.

    During an emotional press conference on Monday, Chief Commissioner Patton did not hide his “disappointment” at the jury’s verdict hours ­earlier.

    Mr Patton also praised the work of the Lorimer taskforce that investigated the Silk-Miller murders. “I take my hat off to the Lorimer taskforce,” he said. Asked whether he had any praise for the work of former homicide detective Ron ­Iddles – who while still a serving officer in 2013 conducted a thorough review of Roberts’s conviction and cast doubt on it – Chief Commissioner Patton said: “No, I won’t say anything in regards to that.”

    My repeat, above says “wrong statements practices”.


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  85. H B Bearsays:

    July 12, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Roof below street level? Sun Tzu would not approve.

    I think you mean Feng Shui.
    First cousin of Sun Tzu.
    On the mother’s side.


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  86. I wanna see how Iran’s allegedly all-indigenous Saeqeh super-duperfighter (A Northrop F-5 with a second fin on it, with most of the parts made locally) goes before I pass judgement on their UAVs.

    The Israelis shot down three Iranian UAVs a week or so ago, if that helps.


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  87. If the Gobbo situation happened in the US (pre 2020 anyway) every conviction linked to it would be freed already.
    Post 2020 it would depend on the politics.


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  88. ““Hunger Winter.””

    A hunger caused by the Germans. People forget that the Netherlands was the last country in Western Europe to be liberated. Liberation didn’t happen until April 1945. During the winter of 1944/1945, it was Dutch men who sacrificed the meagre food they could scrounge for Dutch women and children.

    And yet now such men are smeared and called “toxic white males”. Watching that clip of the 100 year old American veteran sob about the state of America in 2022, I can’t help but agree with him. I too wonder why they bothered. We’ve squandered everything but the most insulting and depressing thing is that we’ve trashed the memories of those who fought, who starved and who sacrificed their lives for us.


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  89. feelthebernsays:

    July 12, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    If the Gobbo situation happened in the US (pre 2020 anyway) every conviction linked to it would be freed already.

    And the empty cells filled with her and the VikPol fuckwits who cooked up that little shit-show.
    When I first heard about it, I thought it might be a bit fraught, having a defence barrister act as an informant.
    I was thinking she was a defence lawyer passing on tid-bits of scuttlebutt picked up around chambers and socially within Club Lawyer.
    I didn’t realise at first she was the lawyer, fitting up her own clients using privileged information.
    It says everything about Justice in Victoria that no-one has been charged over that.


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  90. The Israelis shot down three Iranian UAVs a week or so ago, if that helps.

    Interesting.

    And I believe a few months back, a similar suicide UAV strike was made by the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen against Saudi oil (?) or gas (?) infrastructure.

    All the potential effects of a cruise missile strike, but with reduced launch infrastructure requirements, more options for deception during the approach to the target and plausible deniability thru your choice of patsy.

    This is probably going to be an asymmetrical tactic we see for a very long time.


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  91. We’ve squandered everything but the most insulting and depressing thing is that we’ve trashed the memories of those who fought, who starved and who sacrificed their lives for us.

    Not all of us, Cassie.

    But enough that we as a species now need to be reminded…


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  92. A hunger caused by the Germans.

    Dutch railwaymen went on strike in September 1944, to aid the Allied offensive at Arnhem. The “Hunger Winter” – also described as a famine – was German retribution.


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  93. JCsays:

    July 12, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Just went for dinner at a neighbors a couple of doors up. He’s Greek.

    A Grik?
    In Toorak?
    Surely not.


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  94. Can’t be trusted.
    No, not the Dutch.
    Railwaymen.
    Appalling people.

    In 1940, the Germans tried to seize the crucial bridges over the “New Meuse” at Rotterdam. Units of the Netherlands Marine Corps held those bridges to the last man and the last round. Appalling people…


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  95. I wonder will m0nty-fa apologise for his hysterical (in both meanings of the word) reaction to the “Ohio 10 year old needs an abortion” case, now that it has been thoroughly debunked? Silly question! Of course not.


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  96. “I can’t see it being anyone from around the neighbourhood because nobody has any objection to him moving in there.”

    Might I venture that this opinion of a neighbour is not my experience in this area. There are opinions shared in local coffee shops that are quite contrary to this statement. I might also add that there are quite a few QANTAS pilots, retired QANTAS pilots and other QANTAS staff who live locally. I would not say that Alan Joyce is a popular boss.


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  97. If you find yourself to be sympathetic to the Russian perspective, perhaps read some of Putin’s speeches back again where he waxes lyrical about the reconstruction of the Russian empires of history, and give yourself an uppercut.

    Still waiting for you to provide links to these speeches you refer to, m0nts.


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  98. Way back when, I dated a Greek girl. It was serious enough that I was invited to meet the parents. I learnt that when you eat at a Greek home, you’re going eat a LOT, and you also get extras to take home.


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  99. Thanks to who sent it to me just now.

    This is thought leadership at the pinnacle of high level thinking. It just doesn’t get better than this either at university or on a lollipop blog. 🙂

    It’s breakthrough :

    Arky says:
    July 15, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    De-globalisation. Onshoring. Geopolitical shit hits the fan.
    You will now pay the true cost of manufactured goods.
    No more millions of little foreign fingers working in far away sweatshops.
    At the same time the revolutionary stupidity about to make all your existing shit obsolete.



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