Open Thread – Wed 13 July 2022


Sacred Allegory, Giovanni Bellini, c. 1490–1500

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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 14, 2022 10:24 pm

If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.

Citation disputed. That quote is furthered in the Book Of Marsellus:

Thou shalt then call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin’ ni99ers, who’ll go to work on that homes there with a pair of pliers and a blow torch, and then ask that hillbilly boy if he hears you talking. Then, and only then, shalt thou say ‘I ain’t through with you by a damn sight’.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 14, 2022 10:26 pm

Outstanding. I got a Pulp Fiction line in at the top of the page.

Endorphins going everywhere.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 14, 2022 10:26 pm

What’s with the “Verily”?
Have you bin readin’ books agin?

Brian
Brian
July 14, 2022 10:33 pm

Cardinal Pell could have taken the line that being good upright people at the ABC and realising their mistake as corrected by the High Court, they would happily take up the opportunity being sued would offer them, of demonstrating their uprightness of character and their relish to make amends in a manner that displayed their humility and as a suitable forum to warn others about being too quick to drag someone’s good name through mud.

rickw
rickw
July 14, 2022 10:34 pm

wtf?

where’s the fucking energy coming from you fucking mong?

if that table of retards was even half representative of every other table in Brighton tonight then there’s the reason why we’re rooted.

Somehow society has managed to produce a lot of wealthy people who are profoundly stupid.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 14, 2022 10:35 pm

Have you bin readin’ books agin?

Yeah, well, I want to be one of them fancy fellers that sits on chairs, and has a waistcoat.

‘Bove my station, I know.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 14, 2022 10:41 pm

so they were talking about ‘lectric vehicles and how to save the planet with proper-think

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

I think they’re nuts, but they control politics and the purse strings, so I’m investing heavily in lithium, cobalt, graphite and anything else “green”, because their ridiculous demands are 1,000x supply, guaranteeing me a very rich retirement.

When they bitch and moan about my wealth, I’ll remind them that they insisted that this was my path to sainthood. “That’s “St. Beery” to you, you miserable fuckers” will be my unassailable response.

Thefrollickingmole
Thefrollickingmole
July 14, 2022 10:47 pm

I can’t believe people are lining for testiclesplatter.

What next pining for AIDs instead of monkeypox?

On hospitals, we have a lovely N Irish lady as a temp nurse. I asked how WA hospitals compared to the NHS ones.
6-8 patients per nurse vs 12 over there( dad shift)
Up to 12 on NS in WA vs up to 20 over there.
Even worse, apparently WA hospitals are a model of efficiency compared to NI.

She hasn’t been to a lot of WA hospitals, but her assessment of the NHS was scathing.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

6-8 patients per nurse vs 12 over there( dad shift)
Up to 12 on NS in WA vs up to 20 over there.
Even worse, apparently WA hospitals are a model of efficiency compared to NI.

Sssh! McClown will take her words as a challenge. A benchmark for him to aim for.
He’s up to the task.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

40,000 years, 60,000 years. Pah!
I’ve just been sent an advertising brochure for some outback tour of some sort.
“culture dating from 70,000 years”

Wonder how long this new..er.. record, will stand?

Real Deal
Real Deal
July 14, 2022 11:05 pm

And right about now their guard will be down and they won’t be expecting the knee in the nuts you are about to give them”.

I think that is what is called a textual variant. Rejected by the council that confirmed the New Testament Canon, but accepted by most male Australian scholars. Especially those blessed with those two Biblical virtues, bonhomie and good humour.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 14, 2022 11:12 pm

I’ve just been sent an advertising brochure for some outback tour of some sort.
“culture dating from 70,000 years”

Is there anyone getting as sick of this shit as I am?

In the early 1960’s it was claimed Aborigines had been here 8,000 years – then, in the 1980’s, it climbed to thirty thousand years, by 1990, it was 40,000 years….

Oh, and the latest is that science has disproved the claims that Aborigines were the third of the three waves of immigration to this country over the now flooded land bridge from Asia – they were the “First People.” in this country..

Franx
Franx
July 14, 2022 11:15 pm

OK
It seems the legals here are averse to exploring the significance of how the Ellis defence may or may not be invoked by the Melbourne Archdiocese in defending the definition of ‘ survivor’ as being someone who claims to be the survivor of abuse in contrast to someone who claims to be a ‘survivor’ of (false) allegations with regards to an abuse.

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
July 14, 2022 11:17 pm

Sancho – Slugs were ginning up a class action against ESTA, the failed emergency call centre. They dropped it when it became apparent that the wife of the chairman of Slugs was on the Board of ESTA. Muppets.

slackster
slackster
July 14, 2022 11:19 pm

Regards Pell
Jesus certainly didn’t turn the other cheek on the money lenders in the temple did he.
In fact there were whips involved : John 2:15

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 14, 2022 11:20 pm

I’ve just been sent an advertising brochure for some outback tour of some sort.
“culture dating from 70,000 years”

Sorry, Sal, the latest here in this part of the world, that any insights into Aboriginal culture, and history was gained “yarning with the local elders.”

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 14, 2022 11:21 pm
Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

I’ve just been sent an advertising brochure for some outback tour of some sort.
“culture dating from 70,000 years”

Sorry, Sal, the latest here in this part of the world, that any insights into Aboriginal culture, and history was gained “yarning with the local elders.”

I think that was the meaning.
The brochure is obviously subsidised. (the clue is the expensive production – tour companies have had one helluva kick in the guts the past couple of years, & are getting one helluva kick in the guts this year – no way they can afford to push out glossy smooth expensive brochures on the off-chance)

Aboriginal, indigenous, first nations entrepreneurs have really been enterprising in 2022, starting up businesses everywhere & presenting world-class tour operations (at least in the write-ups they’re world class)

This is an amazing surge of aboriginal, indigenous, first nations enterprise.

I commend all these people who’ve simultaneously exhibited so much get up & go. Such enterprise is far better than the govt splurging taxpayer money (confiscated from actual enterprising or working people)

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
July 15, 2022 12:15 am

Good morning all.

Winston Smith
July 15, 2022 3:26 am

JC:
Well, look at that:
Inflation 9.1% corrected.
Which means I don’t owe you $2, we cancel each other out – perhaps.
Waiting for the new growth figures to come out – currently – 1.6%
At this rate I’ll be able to buy and extra can of baked beans.

Winston Smith
July 15, 2022 3:54 am

Should be able to sneak this in before Tom gets out of bed…
After Appearing to Be Reporting Live from Ukraine War Zone, Former CNN Host Chris Cuomo Spotted 24 Hours Later in the Hamptons.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/claiming-ukraine-war-zone-former-cnn-host-chris-cuomo-spotted-24-hours-later-hamptons/?ff_source=Email&ff_medium=the-gateway-pundit&ff_campaign=dailyam&ff_content=2022-07-14

Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:15 am
feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 4:20 am

Dr John Campbell on Omicron BA 2.75.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsdUO5g5yVg

This bio-weapon that Fauci & the NIH funded is just amazing to watch.
At some stage the those who cut the cheques for this gain of function research need to be held accountable.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 15, 2022 4:21 am

Thanx Tom.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 4:26 am

In January 2023 the new Congress needs to disclose all US funded research off shore.
And if they don’t want to disclose it they need to on shore it.
If the US wants to do dodgy research they can do it in their own back yard.
The next time US funded gain of function research gets out of the lab they can suck on it first.

Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:33 am

At some stage the those who cut the cheques for this gain of function research need to be held accountable.

Bern, you may have noticed that, in the Marxist revolution being imposed on America*, the ruling class is above the law, as A.F. Branco notes.

*No-one voted for it. The only way Marxists could get their puppet into the White House was to cheat.

Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 4:46 am

… not to mention the Deep State, which has been waiting patiently for decades in the US civil service for the right moment to launch its power grab via Fauci et al.

bespoke
bespoke
July 15, 2022 5:25 am

Morning inmates
Dingo

bespoke
bespoke
July 15, 2022 5:27 am

Rabzsays:
July 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Forget Blot and Daisy (currently opining about child sex abuse in the UK) – here’s Steyn donning the ten holes and figuratively kicking some heads (with the help of a courageous young abuse victim). Do watch until the end, he’s in top form.

His work on GB News has been incredible.

“As you know, in Britain, everything is policed, except crime …”

Cheers

Crossie
Crossie
July 15, 2022 5:39 am

Thank you Tom for the laughs each morning. Ramirez, no matter how much he tries, just can’t escape his Trump derangement.

Winston Smith
July 15, 2022 6:03 am

The Global Warming Policy Foundation has released its latest paper on the European Energy Debacle.
90 pages in pdf, but worth the time to read.
My conclusion is that the situation will continue like Australia, with the political bureaucracy refusing to admit they were wrong as the ship of state heads for the rocks.
They will only admit their incompetence long enough to commandeer all the lifeboats and head for safety, as the rest of us do a Birkenhead Drill.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 15, 2022 6:10 am

Early ABC
Full covid anecdote mode and getting desperate by using the rural doctor angle. “We don’t have the resources to cope”.
I’m in a rural area. Lots of covid but the hospitals aren’t overrun. Probably due to the fact that the elderly population is made of tougher stuff than the sniffle freaking millennials.

bespoke
bespoke
July 15, 2022 6:13 am

I been told by many and backed up by my own experience with departments like the DCP eny frustration at the process or the mistakes they do you get a black mark on your name.
Several layers of committees no accountability just control.

bespoke
bespoke
July 15, 2022 6:23 am

In the US you could take them to court, not hear though. You have to follow the process and be ‘nice’ while they don’t.

Dot
Dot
July 15, 2022 6:34 am

Wonder how long this new..er.. record, will stand?

I once saw 170,000 years claimed.

Anchor What
Anchor What
July 15, 2022 6:38 am

Another Perry Williams article at The Australian!
Spanish infrastructure giant Acciona says that for Australia to reach its net zero target it will require a price on carbon.
Translation: for Australia to disappear up its own arsehole it needs to completely fuck itself with nugatory and damaging climate change bullshit measures.

rosie
rosie
July 15, 2022 6:39 am

The Economist veering out of its lane
for the record, most child sexual abuse occurs in the home

Anchor What
Anchor What
July 15, 2022 6:40 am

How about the government admitting that Ivermectin etc are a better idea than “boosters” of the same old rubbish they foisted on us last time?

rosie
rosie
July 15, 2022 6:40 am
Mater
July 15, 2022 6:43 am

Dr John Campbell on Omicron BA 2.75.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsdUO5g5yVg

For those who are not inclined to watch these videos (or all I them), I’d urge you to at least look at this one for the minute between 12:50-13:50.

Even Dr John (a huge proponent of vaccines at the beginning of this bullshit), is starting to question if the effects of the vaccines are contributing to the consistent and very significant increase in excess deaths, which can’t directly be attributed to Covid.

“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

rosie
rosie
July 15, 2022 6:49 am

It’s child abuse.
Where’s Monty with an opinion?
from family first another former trans teen with surgery regrets

rosie
rosie
July 15, 2022 6:53 am
Dot
Dot
July 15, 2022 6:53 am

Franx says:
July 14, 2022 at 11:15 pm
OK
It seems the legals here are averse to exploring the significance of how the Ellis defence may or may not be invoked by the Melbourne Archdiocese in defending the definition of ‘ survivor’ as being someone who claims to be the survivor of abuse in contrast to someone who claims to be a ‘survivor’ of (false) allegations with regards to an abuse.

cohenite has explained it well that there is really no case to answer.

Also the standard is set out in Annetts and Tame is nothing like the rather ambit claim being made now.

Read this. Written in 2003.

https://pure.bond.edu.au/ws/portalfiles/portal/36487545/Nervous_shock_Tame_v_New_South_Wales_and_Annetts_v_Australian_Stations_Pty_.pdf

Sure there is significance. If this current claim gets anywhere, family law will become extremely grubby.

Of course any claim should be rejected by the first court that hears it.

There is no case to answer (erring on a basis of facts) and no legally valid basis to such a claim (it errs as a question of law).

Remember there was a woman who accused a priest who died in the 1950s, of abusing her in that decade, prior to his death?

Now what if her extended family to thrice removed all want compensation.?

This is going to get very silly. People will sue over being “triggered” for things allegedly or falsely claimed that allegedly or never (perjuriously) happened to third parties.

bespoke
bespoke
July 15, 2022 6:54 am

“I really didn’t understand all of the ramifications of any of the medical decisions that I was making,” Cole told a public inquiry in Florida last week, where the government of Ron DeSantis is considering banning taxpayer funding of sex change operations for minors

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 15, 2022 6:57 am

Slooooow news day, or so it would seem.

The teev is running with the dastardly Hitler-in-waiting who threw rolls of No-Skid at Alan Joyce’s house.

And some eggs. In the middle of the night. While nobody was home.

My money’s on a hysterical, rejected interior designer whose colour co-ordination wasn’t quite on point. A nation holds its breath.

Dot
Dot
July 15, 2022 6:59 am

Millennials are now pushing 40 and are in loveless marriages.

Bernard Salt and his merry band of bullshitters have been milking this grey nomad sob story for two decades.

Time to start slamming Gen Z and Gen Alpha.

Dumb kids.

As for your smashed avo on toast being $30, ask yourself if this has anything to do with the Rainbow Warrior generation leeching off solar PV subsidies and attacking competition in property development for years upon years.

Businesses need to cover their costs and pay themselves a salary.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 15, 2022 7:00 am

I’m sure Australia is the cradle of civilisation, soon as the baby got out of the cradle and could walk, pissed off after seeing what a bunch of useless pricks they were going to have to put up with. Now 200,000 years and climbing, the baby has continued to be correct.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 7:04 am

KD it would have been one of the neighbours.
Sydney reno stoushes turn best friends into the Hatfields & McCoys.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 15, 2022 7:13 am

My 200,000 beats your 170,000 Dot. I pulled that one out of my arse, the same place the other figures came from.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 15, 2022 7:17 am

This is overdue. Well overdue (the Hun):

Prince Andrew’s disastrous interview on UK TV in 2019 is set to become a feature film.

The disgraced royal’s appearance on British current affairs show Newsnight became one of the most ridiculed interviews in recent times and contributed to his dramatic fall from grace and subsequent public axing from the royal family.

Four Weddings and a Funeral star Hugh Grant is reportedly in the mix to play the Duke of York.

Superb casting, if true. Clueless fop playing a clueless fop.

The film will show Newsnight’s first failed approach to Buckingham Palace, and then move through the negotiations with Prince Andrew and his team, interview rehearsals, the interview itself and the humiliating aftermath, which was famously described as, “a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion”.

“What the hell did he think he was doing? Who got him to do it? Why, when the rest of the world was so appalled, did he think it had gone so well? What kind of a man is this?” screenwriter Mr Moffat [the screenwriter] said.

What kind of man indeed. Shane Warne would have said this bloke ‘has no match awareness’.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 15, 2022 7:27 am

Cameron Smith, 5 under the card after the first round at St. Andrews.

Normally this would be worthy of a round of applause, but the trash ‘tache throws it all in the bin.

custard
custard
July 15, 2022 7:29 am

How much longer before the USA finds itself in a constitutional crisis?

?Idaho Rejects 2020 Election
?Res. Biden Not Legitimately Elected
?Idaho, Texas, Wisconsin: Who’s Next?

“Both the Idaho and Texas resolutions contend that secretaries of state circumvented their state legislatures, even though both states have Republican secretaries of state.”

“The Idaho Rep. Party will consider 31 resolutions at its three-day convention starting Thursday, including one already adopted by Texas Republicans that President Joe Biden isn’t the legitimate leader of the country.”
““We reject the certified results of the 2020 presidential election; and we hold that acting president Joseph Robinette Biden was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States.””

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 15, 2022 7:29 am

Perfidious Albinosays:

July 14, 2022 at 11:17 pm

Sancho – Slugs were ginning up a class action against ESTA, the failed emergency call centre. They dropped it when it became apparent that the wife of the chairman of Slugs was on the Board of ESTA. Muppets.

Thanks Albino.
I couldn’t remember the exact details.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 15, 2022 7:37 am

No3 son is the manager of a fine establishment. Owner made all sorts of promises before he brought his apartment. He had the week off and when he returned hit the owner up for the promises. No can do, 2 hours later handed his notice in, got another job half the hours and same money. 3 other job offers as well. Son runs a tight ship. Makes 5% net more on turnover than industry standard when the owner helps and more when owner away. He is known as the best operator in town. Owner most upset and doesn’t know what to do. Too late, too greedy.

Vicki
Vicki
July 15, 2022 7:44 am

Farmer Gez –

Yep – when husband was off-colour a few months ago he went to local regional hospital only to confirm the RAT test that he had Covid.

After that we simply administered the recommended protocol of usual vits, supplements plus aspirin, anti histamine & his steroid inhaler. He was fine a few days later & tested negative on Day 6.

My concern had always been that the medical bureaucracy AND GPs have not told people to follow these elementary procedures. From the beginning they were told to take paracetamol (useless for the start of dangerous inflammatory process) & call an ambulance only when desperately ill ie you can’t breathe!

Criminal!!!!

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 15, 2022 7:52 am

Knuckles the clueless fop has grown up being able to do anything he wanted with no repercussions. No idea. This is the true definition of privilege. They are so insulated from reality. I recall his grandfather wanted to lead the D Day landings. Admirable but totally divorced from reality. Privilege thinks every idea is a good one. Us lesser mortals know the light at the end of the tunnel is more likely to be the express coming towards us.

sfw
sfw
July 15, 2022 7:54 am

Well I got the coof last Monday, had a rather sleepless night, lots of nightmares and a bit sweaty. Tuesday I could feel it moving into my chest but felt somewhat poorly otherwise. Wednesday it was still in my upper chest but started to reduce late in the day and developed a sore throat. Thursday chest is clear it seems but throat is raw. Friday morning still have terrible sore throat, feel pretty good otherwise but can’t speak and it hurts to swallow.

It’s unpleasant but I’ve had worse colds and flus.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 15, 2022 7:59 am

In How Good Government is Done news:

Albanese calls emergency national cabinet meeting as premiers push for pandemic leave reboot

Federal Health Minister Mark Butler (Thursday):

“We don’t have the financial capacity to continue to fund these emergency payments forever,”

Under the bus he goes.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
July 15, 2022 7:59 am

bespoke says:
July 15, 2022 at 5:25 am

Morning inmates
Dingo

Good Morning
Wacker Plate

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 8:01 am

Too late, too greedy.

I had a staff member get head hunted in May.
40% pay bump & didn’t ask for it to be matched.
Too good an opportunity to pass up.
She worked through her notice & I gave her a glowing reference.
Quality staff are in high demand.

Mater
July 15, 2022 8:02 am

It’s unpleasant but I’ve had worse colds and flus.

I’ve had worse hangovers.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 15, 2022 8:05 am

Zulu

In the early 1960’s it was claimed Aborigines had been here 8,000 years – then, in the 1980’s, it climbed to thirty thousand years, by 1990, it was 40,000 years….

It hit 40,000 years in 1988, the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet.

The mathematically minded will note that 40,000 is 200 squared, probably not a coincidence.

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 8:09 am

Well, that didn’t last long…

Yesterday Elbow ruled out an emergency national cabinet meeting.

Today, it’s on, with reports that union heavies were unhappy.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 8:11 am

The biggest change in narrative is around the tax payer money that the federal government has been spraying around.
Under ScoMo any pushback against state demands was “stingy”.
No under Albo it’s “responsible”.
The state premiers must be a state of shock when they are told no more money (for now).
I reckon Butler telling people to stay home if they can would have resulted in him getting a talking to by the chief klepto’s.

miltonf
miltonf
July 15, 2022 8:12 am

Do the union hevs want another lockup Roger? Or vv? Never know these days.

calli
calli
July 15, 2022 8:12 am

reports that union heavies were unhappy.

And the AMA.

Oh…that’s right. Same thing.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 8:12 am

If there’s no money, it’ll be the last national cabinet meeting for a while.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 15, 2022 8:14 am

I think the Prince Andrew interview can be filed alongside the Tom Cruise jumpin-on-the-couch interview.
ie, it was only spectacular viewing if you already hated the bloke.
Me, I don’t care at all. If the highlights shown on the news are anything to go by, I’d be most embarrasssed by the goblet of white wine.

calli
calli
July 15, 2022 8:14 am

They were whinging this morning about no money in kitty to pay for Covid relief.

So sad. Too bad.

For once there are no hollow logs for Labor to pillage.

miltonf
miltonf
July 15, 2022 8:16 am

I’ve been wondering how far we could get into winter before the motley collection of witches, phonies and megalomaniacs tried it on again.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 15, 2022 8:18 am

Ivana Trump dead at 73: former President Donald Trump pays tribute to ex-wife’s ‘great, inspirational life’
Adam Creighton
Washington Correspondent
@Adam_Creighton
An hour ago July 15, 2022
1 Comment

Donald Trump’s first wife, Ivana, has died unexpectedly at age 73 in New York City.

The Czech-born former model, businesswoman, and mother of three of Mr Trump’s adult children – Donald Jr, Eric and Ivanka – passed away after a cardiac arrest in her home in the Upper East Side on Thursday (Friday AEST).

“I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City,” the former president wrote on Truth Social, his social media platform.

“She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life.”

Born Ivana Marie Zelnickova, in Zlin in communist Czechoslovakia, Mrs Trump – she kept her former husband’s surname – moved to the US in the 1970s after studying and working in Canada. She married Mr Trump in 1977, the same year Don Jr, the couple’s first child, was born.

“Our mother was an incredible woman – a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend,” Eric Trump said in a statement announcing her death on behalf of his siblings Ivanka and Don. “She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children and ten grandchildren.”

Mrs Trump, who developed a clothing and cosmetics range branded in her own name, married twice after divorcing Mr Trump in 1992 – first in 1995 to an Italian count Roffredo Gaetani di Laurenzana dell’Aquila d’Aragona Lovatelli, who died in 2005, and then again in 2008 to Italian actor Rossano Rubicondi, 23 years her junior. He died unexpectedly at 49.

Crossie
Crossie
July 15, 2022 8:20 am

Dot says:
July 15, 2022 at 6:59 am
Millennials are now pushing 40 and are in loveless marriages.

Dot, I am sad that you have such a jaundiced view of marriage. I don’t know whether it’s from personal experience or by observing friends and relatives.

Marriage is what you make it, both of you. Look after each other, respect each other and it works. Choosing the right kind of person is the other half of the equation.

Hope you find the right one.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 15, 2022 8:22 am

Wait for it.
“73 is the new 52”.

sfw
sfw
July 15, 2022 8:25 am

Failure of a PM continues to roam the world at our expense, picks up a souvenir on the trip. Where to next Tony? I’m still eating the shit sandwich you served me when you told me to ‘take one for the team’.

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/07/congratulationstony-abbott-awarded-japans-grand-cordon-of-the-order-of-the-rising-sun.html

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 15, 2022 8:25 am

The left wing city lawyer with no experience in the bush who’s now Australia’s Agriculture Minister.
Friday, 15 July 2022

Michael Smith News.

miltonf
miltonf
July 15, 2022 8:25 am

Does the evil old turd really believe this?Pope Francis: Climate Change Has Become an ‘Emergency’

Cassie of Sydney
July 15, 2022 8:26 am

“And the AMA.

Oh…that’s right. Same thing.”

Indeed and the AMA is the most far-left of all the unions and that includes the CFMEU.

miltonf
miltonf
July 15, 2022 8:27 am

Failure of a PM continues to roam the world at our expense, picks up a souvenir on the trip. Where to next Tony? I’m still eating the shit sandwich you served me when you told me to ‘take one for the team’.

Agree, it’s not a good look. Rather self indulgent in fact.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 8:28 am

Google “anna sergeeva ukraine minister”.
Wonder why this isn’t getting much coverage.
Taxpayers around the world are supporting this.
The poor US tax payer.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 15, 2022 8:28 am

For once there are no hollow logs for Labor to pillage.

After Scummo’s $300bn Covid cash splash, all that’s left is the smell of OPM in the morning.

And inflation.

And hungry zombie premiers demanding more, MORE

rosie
rosie
July 15, 2022 8:29 am

Pretty obvious husband number three was taken by the vaxx too.

Tom
Tom
July 15, 2022 8:30 am

…the AMA is the most far-left of all the unions and that includes the CFMEU

Greens with stethoscopes.

Cassie of Sydney
July 15, 2022 8:30 am

“The left wing city lawyer with no experience in the bush who’s now Australia’s Agriculture Minister.
Friday, 15 July 2022”

He’s also a particularly nasty individual. If foot-and-mouth disease arrives here, we’re fucked but we’ll know who is to blame and it won’t be the Morrison government.

Crossie
Crossie
July 15, 2022 8:31 am

miltonf says:
July 15, 2022 at 8:25 am
Does the evil old turd really believe this?Pope Francis: Climate Change Has Become an ‘Emergency’

To be honest, I don’t think he has any idea what he is supposed to have “written”. I understand he is not well and these statements may well be the work of his staff, a la Biden.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 15, 2022 8:32 am

feelthebernsays:

July 15, 2022 at 8:12 am

If there’s no money, it’ll be the last national cabinet meeting for a while.

Oh, there will be money.
It’s already been decided.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
July 15, 2022 8:33 am

Courtesy of Westprint Maps

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age!

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Leonardo DaVinci invented scissors.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and “lollipop” with your right.

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are only 4 words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

There are 2 words in the English language that have all 5 vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks; otherwise, it would digest itself.

The boss of a big company needed to call one of his employees about an urgent problem with one of the main computers, so he dialled the employee’s home phone number and was greeted with a child’s whisper.

“Hello.” “Is your dad home?” he asked.

“Yes,” whispered the small voice.

“May I talk with him? “The child whispered, “No.”

Surprised, and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked,

“Is your Mum there?” “Yes.”

“May I talk with her?”

Again, the small voice whispered, “No.”

Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, “Is anybody else there?”

“Yes,” whispered the child, “a policeman.”

Wondering at what a Policeman would be doing at his employee’s home, the boss asked, “May I speak with the Policeman?”

“No, he’s busy”, whispered the child.

“Busy doing what?”

“Talking to Daddy and Mum and the Fireman,” came the whispered answer.

Growing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded like a Helicopter on the phone the boss asked, “What is that noise?”

“A hello-copper” answered the whispering voice.

“What is going on there?” asked the boss, now truly alarmed

In a whispering voice the child answered, “The search team just landed the hello-copper.”

Alarmed, concerned, and even more than just a little frustrated the boss asked,

“What are they searching for?”

Still whispering, the young voice replied along with a muffled giggle:

“Meeeeee”……….

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Knuckle Dragger says: July 15, 2022 at 7:17 am

Prince Andrew’s disastrous interview on UK TV in 2019 is set to become a feature film.
Four Weddings and a Funeral star Hugh Grant is reportedly in the mix to play the Duke of York.
Superb casting, if true. Clueless fop playing a clueless fop.

Hugh Grant is too nice. No matter how hard he tries, he’ll not manage to convey the black-heartedness.
John Thaw could have done it. David Suchet could have done it. They’ll need to find someone who can pull off the dead-eyed look found in non-empathetic drug dealers.
Top marks to Hugh Grant if he can manage to pull it off.

I couldn’t think of a less appealing movie. Or a duller plot. Sullenberger plonking into the Hudson river was a snorefest of a movie, I cannot imagine how unwatchable this one will be.

miltonf
miltonf
July 15, 2022 8:38 am

I got a very nasty chilly feeling when Benedict was removed.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 15, 2022 8:38 am

rosiesays:

July 15, 2022 at 8:29 am

Pretty obvious husband number three was taken by the vaxx too.

Actually #4.
Died of Melanoma.
Which is Donald’s current wife’s name.
Coincidence?
I think not.

132andBush
132andBush
July 15, 2022 8:41 am

And hungry zombie premiers demanding more, MORE…

Don’t know about that.

This is all political theater (BIRM).

They won’t push too hard and Elbow will be made to look strong and decisive by denying their requests.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 8:44 am

Contrarian view.
No money announced today but further “support” pending COVID developments.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
July 15, 2022 8:46 am

Australian medical bureaucrats…..Eyes closed, fingers in ears, singing La la la la……………………….

What if there was a link between SARS-CoV-2 infection severity and duration and the microbiome? TrialSite has chronicled multiple studies now suggesting associations, including multiple research initiatives sponsored by a Malibu-based physician-investigator Dr. Sabine Hazan. In November 2021, Dr. Hazan’s bombshell finding detected SARS-CoV-2 traces in fecal samples, suggesting the potential role of COVID-19 and the gut. Importantly, Dr. Hazan has conducted numerous industry clinical trials as founder of Venture Clinical Trials, and as TrialSite chronicled, some of the first ivermectin-based studies in the United States. Showcasing over 40 peer-reviewed studies with investigations centering on the effectiveness of ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19, Hazen hypothesizes a novel way of understanding why ivermectin may have an inhibiting effect on SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19. Ivermectin is a byproduct of Streptomyces fermentation, and thus is “capable of feeding Bifidobacterium,” hence the possibility of a mechanism of action that leads to the prevention of COVID-19 susceptibilities.

https://www.trialsitenews.com/a/a-novel-hypothesis-ivermectins-contribution-to-the-gut-health-the-fight-against-covid-19-1911e4ec

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 8:46 am

Oh, there will be money. It’s already been decided.

Big step down for Elbow, Chalmers & Butler if that’s the case.

Will confirm the unions run the country domestically via their puppets the Labor premiers.

cohenite
July 15, 2022 8:50 am

Don’t know if its been mentioned but Ivana Trump died.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 15, 2022 8:53 am

They were whinging this morning about no money in kitty to pay for Covid relief.
So sad. Too bad.
For once there are no hollow logs for Labor to pillage.

Albo is softening them up for the bad news.

‘Enormous waste’ in Morrison govt’s budget (15 Jul)

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says there was “enormous waste” in the Morrison government’s budget.

Mr Albanese defended the decision to end the COVID-19 support payments from July 1 despite a rise in COVID-19 infections.

“Had, for example, the government not given literally tens of billions of dollars to companies who were increasing their profits, there would have been more space in the budget to make decisions we would want to make,” Mr Albanese said.

Complete hypocrisy, but he has to fight Tories to be able to rein in mendicant ALP Premiers.

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 8:53 am

Via the ABC:

‘Australian homes are so cold that some are falling below the WHO’s recommended ‘safe’ temperature’ (18c).

“Power used to be really cheap so Australian houses were basically designed as winter tents that you could pump a whole lot of energy into during winter and warm them up,” Professor Baker (Housing & Healthy Cities Research Group, Uni of Adelaide) says.

Researchers are also showing greater interest in the links between cold homes and health.

“We know that cold housing affects people’s blood pressure and their risk of cardiovascular disease, and obviously respiratory disease,” Professor Baker says.

“But the really interesting thing that’s been coming up lately is mental health.

“Mental health seems to be the canary in the mine, the thing that is affected first by having cold housing.”

Global warming…making Australians cold and miserable.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 15, 2022 8:56 am

Great news!
The Michael Staindl GoGundMe has jumped $50 overnight to $2,493!
Only $407,507 to go.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 15, 2022 8:58 am

The only decision Albosleazy ever made is if he needed more Rub than Tug, errrr too late.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 15, 2022 8:59 am

In breaking news, trans comedian can’t take a joke.

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 9:01 am

Spanish infrastructure giant Acciona says that for Australia to reach its net zero target it will require a price on carbon.

This is the company the QLD govt has partnered with to build its large wind farms.

Sounds like they’re getting very deeply involved in domestic affairs, already advising on national policy.

Large profits to be made courtesy gullible Labor politicians.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 15, 2022 9:02 am

Experts warn foot-and-mouth disease set to hit WA first, devastate agriculture industry
Kimberley Caines
The West Australian
Fri, 15 July 2022 2:00AM
Comments
Kimberley Caines

A biosecurity expert has warned the first Australian case of foot and mouth disease could be detected in WA — and will not be a matter of if, but when.

Deborah Evans, who is also a lecturer at Edith Cowan University, told The West Australian the livestock disease was a “huge risk” to Australian farmers, calling on the Federal Government to urgently increase screening measures at the borders and on farms.

“I would like to see strict biosecurity measures mandated for livestock production enterprises . . . and the government needs to make sure farmers are supported financially,” Ms Evans said.
During the UK’s 2001 foot and mouth outbreak, 6 million animals were slaughtered and incinerated.
opinion

“Farmers need to make sure it’s not just biosecurity signs at the gate but they screen visitors, they’ve got foot baths and different measures in place to ensure the virus doesn’t make its way onto farms through people, animals, vehicles, feed or equipment.

“If we don’t ramp up measures at the border with awareness campaigns and at farms now, we are going to get an outbreak, which could be worsened through the movement of people and animals, then if we start having agricultural shows there’s going to be an even greater risk.”

FMD affects cattle, sheep, goats and pigs and is expected to cause an $80 billion wipe-out if found in the nation’s meat, wool, dairy and live export trades.

The Albanese Government has been criticised for acting too slowing to prevent the disease from entering Australia after the first case was reported in Indonesia in May.

The Labor Party is ruling out a ban on travel to Indonesia – they don’t want to damage our trade relationship with Indonesia, or affect the tourist industry…..EIGHTY BILLION DOLLARS, you fools.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 15, 2022 9:04 am

The Michael Staindl GoGundMe has jumped $50 overnight to $2,493!
Only $407,507 to go.

Has my donation registered yet?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 15, 2022 9:04 am

18*C room temp? Try 6*C in the Dalibrook River Cottage. No wonder the girls are so tetchy from April through to November.
The only thing saving me from being stabbed in the kitchen by wifey on Christmas Eve* is the fact that internal overnight temp finally climbs into double figures.
(* the dominant modal cause of murder for husbands in Australia)

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 15, 2022 9:06 am

Vets travelling to UK for the F&M outbreak in the early 2000’s stopped over in Bali to get acquainted with cases there.
IT CAN BE KEPT OUT
BUT THE FUCKING LIZARD PEOPLE ARE IN CHARGE AND THEY WANT AN OUTBREAK

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 15, 2022 9:08 am

Hugh Grant is too nice. No matter how hard he tries, he’ll not manage to convey the black-heartedness.

He was pretty good playing the appalling Jeremy Thorpe in A Very British Scandal.

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 9:08 am

The Albanese Government has been criticised for acting too slowing to prevent the disease from entering Australia after the first case was reported in Indonesia in May.

Fair go…they’ve been focussed on how to blame the Morrison govt for it.

Indolent
Indolent
July 15, 2022 9:11 am

This is from the Expose and I would say it’s a biggee. It’s based on the entire Qatari population with a link to the source study.

BREAKING – New Study finds Natural Immunity to Covid-19 does not wane by even 1% but the Vaccinated are developing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
July 15, 2022 9:13 am

Anyone else having trouble distinguishing arse from elbow?

miltonf
miltonf
July 15, 2022 9:13 am

That’s pretty much correct Roger- it’s all a game to them. Also, I’m sure inflicting damage on a productive industry would give them great pleasure- racist, redneck, male, colonists etc etc. Just read The History Man by Malcolm Bradbury to see how their twisted minds work.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 15, 2022 9:14 am

Talking to my best mate yesterday, he’d gone to GP for check up. He has an extremely rare medical condition that he keeps on top of. The qwack sends him off for some tests, he finds out he has had pleurisy many years ago when he had a cold he couldn’t shake. The coughing caused an aneurysm in his lung. What he annoyed at the qwack wasn’t really very interested. Time to find a new one.

Indolent
Indolent
July 15, 2022 9:20 am
Indolent
Indolent
July 15, 2022 9:22 am
Indolent
Indolent
July 15, 2022 9:23 am
H B Bear
H B Bear
July 15, 2022 9:24 am

Spanish engineering firms are fairly active in Australia. They look at the margins being made and figure there is money to be made. And then start dealing with the unions.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 15, 2022 9:27 am

Top part of Daily Mail (US) article.

Health experts are quitting the NIH and CDC in droves because they’re embarrassed by ‘bad science’ – including vaccinating children under 5 to ‘make their advice palatable to the White House’, doctors claim
The NIH and CDC are reportedly facing staffing shortages as low morale drives away employees
Decisions like the closure of schools and then requiring face masks once they reopened led to many questioning leadership
Lately, the authorization of COVID-19 vaccines for children four years old of younger has confused some in America’s top medical agencies
Bari Weiss’ ‘Common Sense’ Substack reports that data from both Pfizer and Moderna’s clinical trials for jabs in under-5s show limited effectiveness

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 15, 2022 9:27 am

Contract prices paid rather than margins being earned.

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 9:31 am

Contract prices paid rather than margins being earned.

I’d love to see the QLD govt’s contract with them.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 15, 2022 9:31 am

And hungry zombie premiers demanding more, MORE…
Don’t know about that.

This is all political theater (BIRM).

They won’t push too hard and Elbow will be made to look strong and decisive by denying their requests.

I guess we’ll find out.
But the Palacechook has her hand out – and I can’t see her pumping Elbow’s tyres for no return.

Queensland politics doesn’t work like that.

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 9:40 am

There are only 4 words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

Jeopardous.

Cassie of Sydney
July 15, 2022 9:44 am

“Dr Faustussays:
July 15, 2022 at 9:08 am
Hugh Grant is too nice. No matter how hard he tries, he’ll not manage to convey the black-heartedness.

He was pretty good playing the appalling Jeremy Thorpe in A Very British Scandal.”

Yep…and he was very good playing the sociopathic husband in The Undoing.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 15, 2022 9:46 am

Pony Girl is in a death spiral. I wouldn’t try and predict what she might do. For the rest of them just a bit of the usual Canberra bashing.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 15, 2022 9:46 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
July 14, 2022 at 11:20 pm
I’ve just been sent an advertising brochure for some outback tour of some sort.
“culture dating from 70,000 years”

Sorry, Sal, the latest here in this part of the world, that any insights into Aboriginal culture, and history was gained “yarning with the local elders.”

Sober?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 15, 2022 9:47 am

wonderous

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 15, 2022 9:49 am

BMW Starts Charging Subscription Fees (In Some Countries) To Use Already Installed Hardware

According to the WSJ the program is already active in South Africa, Germany, in the U.K., and in New Zealand, where it will cost you, respectively, the equivalent of $15, $17, $18, and $30 to use your heated seats according to BMW websites in those countries. Consumers have the option of monthly, yearly, three year, and unlimited service plans. For those unsure about taking the plunge, it appears that the Quandt family is generously letting you use them for free for a trial period. It’s been reported that BMW has a similar subscription service going in Korea.

Being able to automatically dim your high beams will run you about $12 a month in the UK. Back in 1952, Cadillac may have charged you the substantial sum of $53.36 (~$600 in rapidly depreciating 2022 dollars) to have your Caddy equipped with GM’s Autronic Eye dimmer system, but it didn’t charge extra to use it.

https://www.drive.com.au/news/bmw-australia-monthly-subscriptions-detailed/

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 15, 2022 9:49 am

was gained “yarning with the local elders.”

Also known as stories my Nana told me.

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 9:49 am

Perhaps the narrative is shifting…

The ABC is fishing for the stories of people who’ve had elective surgery cancelled or other difficulties accessing health care promptly.

This issue was studiously avoided last time around.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 15, 2022 9:51 am

Toyota owners call for peeling paint fix

Owners of white Toyota models with delaminating paint say they are being left to foot the bill for repairs, despite the carmaker acknowledging the defect.

A group of Toyota owners are calling on the Japanese carmaker to fix a known paint peeling issue across multiple models.

Disgruntled motorists have taken to Facebook to share their stories, with a group called ‘Toyota Australia Peeling Paint’ growing from 150 members to more than 850 at the time of writing, following a story aired on Channel 9’s A Current Affair earlier this week.

Some say “envelope sized” paint strips have shed while driving on the highway or when washing their Toyota vehicles, while others posted images of the exposed metal being affected by corrosion.

“Toyota Australia has received reports of paint peeling,” the company wrote in a statement issued to Drive.

“The condition involves a specific factory-applied white paint colour (colour code 040) and may occur when sunlight//ultraviolet exposure over time degrades the adhesion between the factory-applied paint primer coat layer and the base metal electrodeposition layer, causing paint to peel from the metal body panel.”

Toyota Australia has acknowledged selected Corolla and Rukus variants manufactured between 2007 and 2015 may have been affected by the issue – with a ‘Warranty Extension Program’ in place for those models.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 15, 2022 9:52 am

Pony Girl is in a death spiral.

Not sure what has got her doing this squawking, I looked up the next Qld election and it isn’t until Oct 2024. Unless she’s getting a sniff of a spill, which seems awfully unlikely.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

‘Australian homes are so cold that some are falling below the WHO’s recommended ‘safe’ temperature’

WHO “safe” temperature is 18C [source: Wali Dali]
When I lived in Germany, the warmest parts of the house were kept at 13C.
The hallways, shower, dunny, shoe/boot room, pantry, etc were much colder than 13C.

Gumboots are two sizes smaller & are impossible to pull on, when they’re kept in -2C.

Cassie of Sydney
July 15, 2022 9:54 am

“sfwsays:
July 15, 2022 at 8:25 am
Failure of a PM continues to roam the world at our expense, picks up a souvenir on the trip. Where to next Tony? I’m still eating the shit sandwich you served me when you told me to ‘take one for the team’.

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/07/congratulationstony-abbott-awarded-japans-grand-cordon-of-the-order-of-the-rising-sun.html

Look, whilst I understand your disappointment in Tony Abbott (something many of us share), he hasn’t been PM for close to seven years. I think you should move on, such fixations aren’t healthy. Here’s an idea, why don’t you start directing your anger at a new “Tony”, as in Anthony Albanese. Let me tell you why, because any residual disappointment in Tony Abbott’s government is going to be very quickly superseded, actually it’s happening already, by this new Labor government under Tony “The Flying” Albanese.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 15, 2022 9:55 am

Indolentsays:
July 15, 2022 at 9:20 am
Can We Hack Humans? Should We?

Have no problem hacking Humans. Start with the politicians, trouble is most are so inhumane. Nah, yeah do it anyway. How many bits.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 9:57 am

Second column about Australia in the Global Times this week.

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202207/1270574.shtml

TL:DR
Australia go get fucked.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
July 15, 2022 9:59 am

There are only 4 words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

And you would be wrong

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 10:00 am

Indolentsays:
July 15, 2022 at 9:20 am
Can We Hack Humans? Should We?

CRISPR is the biggest threat to the human race (outside an ELE like an asteroid etc).

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 10:00 am

The last Labor Minister I can recall who had any first hand knowledge of agriculture is John Kerin.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 15, 2022 10:01 am

Another triumph for the greater good.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 15, 2022 10:04 am

Draghi resigns.

He got unresigned again about 5 minutes later. 😀

He will have to though since Salvini says he won’t support the government coalition without 5 Star being in it.

Italian Drama: Prime Minister Mario Draghi Offers Resignation… President Refuses to Accept
(14 Jul)

The mess is going get a lot messier when the interest rate rises start impacting on the Italian government debt mountain.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 15, 2022 10:06 am

Anthony Albanese
@AlboMP
·
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So lovely to meet Fijian students getting ready to work in aged care in Australia.

We’ve inherited an aged care sector in crisis, but we’ve got a plan to fix it.

Tweet/Twitter thingo from Albo. Could you imagine the uproar if a Coalition Governemnt brought in Fijian students to work in aged care?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 15, 2022 10:07 am

Bruce of Newcastle at 9:52 – more the nature of the press: maaates moving into consultancies, focussing on circuses etc. The usual signs the government needs changing.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 10:08 am

Matt Taibbi has published a column on the stupidity of the Jan 6th hearings.
He’s paywalled this one so I will post in full.
If you don’t like it, get your scrolling finger ready.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 15, 2022 10:09 am

The last Labor Minister I can recall who had any first hand knowledge of agriculture is John Kerin.

Had actually run a farm, IIRC.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 10:09 am

On the Political Efficacy of Trump’s Endless Prosecution

As more and more effort is spent trying to put Donald Trump behind bars, he keeps growing politically. Is it time to wonder if there’s a connection?
Tonight was meant to be the grand primetime finale of the January 6th hearings, but those have been postponed. MSNBC’s Ali Vitali, when asked the reason, answered in classic fashion. “Look,” she said. “You have to inferthat the reason for that is they’re getting new cooperation, not least of which from former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone…”
Do we? Have to infer that? From George Nader to Michael Cohen to Hope Hicks to Michael Flynn to Don McGahn to Alexander Vindman to Cassidy Hutchinson to a long, long list of others, we’ve been repeatedly told the key Bearer Of Secrets had turned states evidence, and the “John Dean moment” was here. Do you remember the New Yorker article from the summer of 2018, “Allen Weisselberg, the Man Who Knows Donald Trump’s Financial Secrets, Has Agreed to Become a Coöperating Witness”? The one containing the line, “Allen is the one guy who knows everything”?
No? Neither had I. But it happened, another moment crumpled up and thrown at the bottom of what in the rearview mirror now looks like an enormous mountain of lost opportunity, a Giza Necropolis of spent political capital. Getting Trump indicted has seemed just around the corner for six long years now, but the action of every final showdown always unfolded like a Kafka novel, where the punchline of the Land Surveyor’s valiant and entertaining search for justice was that it never got him over even the first in a thousand lifetimes of the obstacles it turned out he needed to best to reach the center of the Castle. This still feels like that. Is this really the end, or barely just starting?
I’d planned to live-blog the hearings this evening over an introduction of the six-year history of the “We’ve definitely got him now!” show. Hearings are off, but it’s all worth reviewing anyway, especially since other events are conspiring to answer the question of just what all these years of efforts have won Democrats politically, which seems to be, not much.
The Endless Prosecution not only failed to win Trump’s accusers the public’s loyalty, it apparently achieved the opposite, somehow swinging working-class and even nonwhite voters toward Republicans in what even Axios this week called a “seismic shift” in American politics.
Democrats six years ago were presented with a unique opportunity, one so obvious even Donald Trump figured it out. The electorate was angry, beaten down, and willing to listen to anyone with a real plan, and instead of providing one — the obvious project would have involved throwing over some key donors for a while, then ripping off the populist politics of Bernie Sanders to re-sell them with slicker packaging — party leaders spent all their currency trying to sue, indict, impeach, remove, or jail Trump.
It’s an extraordinary story that’s gotten almost no attention, even as the Endless Prosecution has become a permanent feature of American life. Trump has become America’s Goldstein, increasingly invisible yet still always conniving to overthrow “democracy itself” through a succession of ever-bolder and more desperate schemes. Why, just recently he tried to call a White House support staffer who was “in talks with the January 6th panel,” meaning even at this late date he is seeking to obstruct justice still! Yet somehow he always escapes the promised reckoning, even as he lives high on the hog, right in our midst.
People have forgotten how long this has been going on. You can go back to November of 2016, when a group of six members of the Electoral College signed on to an effort to “deny Trump the presidency but also to undermine the legitimacy of the institution” in a hope of stopping Trump by getting 37 Republican electors to convert. Or, go back and read the December 15, 2016 Vanity Fair article, “Democrats are Paving the Way to Impeach Donald Trump,” which described how a series of legislators including Elizabeth Warren, Dick Durbin, and Chris Coons introduced a bill requiring Trump to divest himself of foreign holdings, with the failure to comply constituting a constitutional violation. We heard over and over that he was in violation of the Emoluments Clause, which led groups like ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.Org(the site should have a jazzier name now, like StillImpeachingDonaldTrumpNow.Org) to push this as one of the first impeachment angles. When Trump was inaugurated, we heard promises to pull out all the stops to reverse the election, with none other than Michael Moore appearing in MacPherson Square to say, “I will not tolerate this again,” a scene highlighted by the Washington Post in a piece called, “The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.” The first mention of Trump’s name next to the word “president” in that paper was in conjunction with impeachment.
Texas Democrat Al Green made one of the earliest efforts to impeach for “Inciting Hatred and Hostility” and got 66 votes, then there was an idea about impeaching over relationships to China (which provisionally granted Trump 38 trademarks, including for an escort service!), followed by Senator Angus King suggesting Trump be impeached for appearing to ask Comey to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn (after which now-long-deceased John McCain said matters had reached “Watergate scope and size”); then there was talk of setting up an “impeachment clock” after Trump fired Comey, and articles were prepared by congressman Brad Sherman over obstruction of the Russia investigation as far back as July of 2017 (this idea would resurface over and over).
Next came an effort to remove him for failure of “moral leadership” after Charlottesville, followed by an effort to impeach for “undermining the independence of the federal judiciary” and “the freedom of the press,” all of which overlapped with a half-official, half-media-driven campaign to remove Trump as unfit under the 25th Amendment. Then it was emoluments again, then hearings on the Stormy Daniels matter, and high-profile interrogations of close aides like Michael Cohen that were hyped as the long-awaited Dean moments, except they never led anywhere.
When the Mueller Report was released, efforts to remove Trump actually stalled for a hot moment, with a depressed Steny Hoyer saying, “Based on what we have seen to date, going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile at this point.”
Then, after another lull following the momentum-cratering testimony of seeming hospice escapee Robert Mueller, and still one more downer after a judge threw out the DNC’s “collusion” lawsuit against Trump, Julian Assange, and the Russian state, the impeachment game moved seamlessly to Ukrainegate. That scandal ate up a year or so of our lives beginning in the fall of 2019, followed by a succession of congressional and litigious efforts to get access to Trump’s finances that among other things led to the Supreme Court case, Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP, which failed to deliver again as the court passed on separation of powers grounds.
Then in the last year of his presidency there was new talk of removing Trump over his failure of leadership during the Covid crisis, for his infamous interview with Bob Woodward in which he said he “played down” the danger of the virus for political reasons, then for alleged pre-interference with the mail system, then for inaction over “Bountygate,” just to name a few pursuits. Then came the actual election, which set in motion the series of seemingly far more serious events leading to the current series of investigations: Trump’s denial of election results, his alleged interference with vote counts in places like Georgia, and his role in the January 6th riots, all of which seemed serious enough that the New Yorker was able to write with a straight face two weeks ago, “A Potential Criminal Prosecution of Donald Trump Is Growing Closer.”
For the moment I’d prefer to bypass entirely the question of which of all those offenses Trump was actually guilty (my guess would be some, including some of the serious ones, but then you’d also have to send cops in the other direction over similarly serious matters like the sham Russiagate probe), and just look at what all of this has accomplished politically. The “Boy Who Cried Wolf” factor is so massive that some would-be Trump detractors in the center-right may have blown off even the more alarming elements of the January 6th story (like the “You heard him, Pat, he thinks Mike deserves it” testimony by Hutchinson) on general principle. The Cry Wolf phenomenon gets worse every time national media overreacts to what any decent editor should recognize as relatively minor historical events. The New York Times for instance pulled out its ALLIED ARMIES LAND IN FRANCE font for the recent Trump-grabbing-steering-wheel story that turned out to have about nineteen holes in it:
This has been going on for so long, most Americans would feel odd, as if a limb were missing, if this were to end. Trump’s been out of office for two years but both the news media and Trump’s political enemies seem determined to keep him at the center of American life, not just as a media character but as a real political threat.
The January 6th hearings do feel climactic. However, as they’ve progressed, it’s been manifestly obvious they’re not having the desired effect politically. This week saw the release of a stunning New York Times/Siena poll showing Democrats now have more of a foothold with white college graduates than with nonwhite voters. The major shift was with Hispanic/Latino voters, where Joe Biden’s net approval rating has declined by 71%, going from a +40 rating to -31 since January of 2021.
There are polls showing Trump ahead of Biden in a theoretical matchup by five points or more, with Trump crucially holding his support levels throughout the January 6th hearings. A more amazing poll involved the American Federation of Teachers, which for the first time in a gazillion years showed members of a teachers’ union trusting the GOP more than the Democrats on education, an enormous swing that is impossible to blame on any combination of Tucker Carlson and Chris Rufo’s Twitter account. These numbers feel more like the result of years of ceding issues like education to Republicans while resources and energy get thrown into the Endless Prozess.
Regarding the Times poll, the “why it matters” analysis in Axios, which described a “seismic shift,” told most of the story:
We’re seeing a political realignment in real time. Democrats are becoming the party of upscale voters concerned more about issues like gun control and abortion rights. Republicans are quietly building a multiracial coalition of working class voters, with inflation as an accelerant.
Rather than try to deliver more and reposition themselves as a party taking on donors and the Washington permanent state, Democrats tightened those relationships and pushed all their chips on what looks to casual audiences like an effort to outlaw the opposition. Maybe Trump the individual deserves it, who knows. But political parties ultimately are about persuading voters, and these prosecutions have proven time and again not to be persuasive. A message keeps getting sent that so long as Trump exists, support is owed, not won, and that message loses votes, making this entire thing a net minus politically if Trump is not jailed and perhaps even if he is.
A friend who worked on the Hill for years insists the city was ruined by Game of Thrones. Everybody with a political job in the capital thinks of his or herself as a soldier in a thrilling bloodsport, instead of a pawn chipping away for incremental improvements somewhere. The Trump show is six years of thirtysomething Dems in gingham and power dresses gunning to be Arya killing the Night King. They think 80 million Trump supporters will collapse into ice cubes if they get him. It doesn’t work that way. You have to win in 50 real states, not Twitter.

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 10:13 am

Could you imagine the uproar if a Coalition Governemnt brought in Fijian students to work in aged care?

How’s this for a segue…

This is one of the problems the CCP will face as China falls off its demographic cliff – who’ll look after the old folks? They won’t be able to import enough workers to do so, even if that was culturally acceptable.

rickw
rickw
July 15, 2022 10:14 am

Another heart attack at work this morning.

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 10:14 am

Had actually run a farm, IIRC.

Yep.

Bill Hayden retired to a cattle stud in SE QLD, but that doesn’t count.

sfw
sfw
July 15, 2022 10:15 am

Cassie, I admit it, I have Abbott Derangement Syndrome, I just wish he’d go away and stop spending our money touring the world and telling us what to do. Dunno why he’s accept the gong from Japan for doing his job. If he had any shame he’s move to Coober Pedy and take up opal mining.

What I find strange is the number of people that he crapped on who still love and admire him. A bit of battered wife syndrome I guess. I wouldn’t post anything about Abbott if he didn’t keep popping up aggrandising himself.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 10:16 am

Ex some tier one cities, most homes in China are multi generational.

sfw
sfw
July 15, 2022 10:17 am

Sorry about the grammar and spelling errors.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 15, 2022 10:18 am

Teenagers heading to maximum security in WA
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The McGowan government was on Thursday preparing to move 21 boys from Western Australia’s juvenile detention centre to a maximum security men’s jail, five months after a Perth judge exposed a dehumanising and degrading regime at the children’s prison and called it unlawful.

Lawyers running a class action over failures at the Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre claim the decision to put the children in Casuarina men’s jail is a capitulation to the union representing youth custodial officers who are routinely off work sick or on extended stress leave.

A spokeswoman for Corrective Services Minister Bill Johnston said this was false.

The 21 youths aged 14 to 17, about 20 per cent of detainees at Banksia Hill, are likely to be at the men’s prison by the end of Friday.

Chaos and cruel lockdowns at the short-staffed Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre were made public in February when Perth Children’s Court president Hylton Quail asked for the logbook entries for one 15-year-old boy’s time in custody.

The boy had pleaded guilty to repeatedly attacking guards who came to his cell, but Judge Quail refused to jail him for the assaults after reading the logbook entries.

They showed the teen had been locked alone in a small glass-walled observation cell for 79 days, including Christmas Day.

On just 34 of those days, the boy was led from solitary confinement to a 20m-long cage where he was permitted to exercise for about one hour.

On 33 days – including from December 24 to 28, 2021 – the boy did not get to leave his cell for any reason.

“When you treat a damaged child like an animal, they will ­behave like one; if you want to make a monster, this is how you do it,” Judge Quail said.

An advocate for some of the child prisoners, Gerry Georgatos, said the practice was common and ongoing.

It is not the first time children have been moved to adult prison in WA. In 2013, after a summer of rolling lockdowns at Banksia Hill, a small group of boys broke out of their cells, let others out and trashed the juvenile detention centre.

The Barnett government then moved them to Hakea men’s prison while it rebuilt the facility.

In the meantime, an inquiry heard that in the months before that riot, boys were routinely confined to unairconditioned cells at Banksia Hill for 23 to 24 hours a day, locked down because there were not enough guards to supervise them outside their cells for exercise, to escort them to rehabilitation programs or even to the onsite school.

As WA grapples with a chronic labour shortage driven by its latest iron ore boom, Banksia Hill is again understaffed.

The WA public sector union complained in February that while the facility required at least 65 staff to run a shift safely, there had been only 26 staff on duty on a recent weekend.

Solicitor Dana Levitt, who represents some of the juveniles being moved to adult jail, told Mr Johnston in writing in October last year that a catastrophe was looming.

“Approximately two-thirds of the youth justice officers who are, at least on paper, ‘employed’ at the facility are absent from work on extended stress-related leave, or have resigned, citing intolerable conditions,” Ms Levitt wrote.

“The youth justice officers who remain are either the least experienced – having just been recruited as youth justice officers – or those most hardened to the ­detainees’ plight, having come from an adult facility, with a background in corrective services.”

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 15, 2022 10:20 am

Rogersays:
July 15, 2022 at 10:13 am
Could you imagine the uproar if a Coalition Governemnt brought in Fijian students to work in aged care?

How’s this for a segue…

This is one of the problems the CCP will face as China falls off its demographic cliff – who’ll look after the old folks? They won’t be able to import enough workers to do so, even if that was culturally acceptable.

Roger,

one of the things that struck me in over 90 times at hospital over 2 years of Covid was that number of very Old Chinese in the Hospital

Re your question who’ll look after the old folks?, the Australian Health System

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 15, 2022 10:24 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
July 15, 2022 at 10:18 am
Teenagers heading to maximum security in WA

What the Democrats have created in America for African Americans who continue to go Backwards

WHO IN HIS RIGHT MIND…

A short video, one of the most shocking things I have seen in a long time, is embedded below. But first, some comments by my friend Sheila Qualls:

The content of this video is disturbing. Chilling.

It is a foreshadowing of poverty, prison, and even death. It tells the story of children — who through no fault of their own — have been corrupted and abandoned by a system that places no value on the traditional nuclear family.

When Minneapolis police officers showed up in St. Paul last week to execute a search warrant for a murder suspect, they were met by toddlers — some still in diapers — who punched, kicked, cursed, and threw rocks at them. (Alpha News is only publishing 30 seconds of the video, but it goes on for another two minutes.)

The behavior of these children is eerily similar to the behaviors of rioters who burned and looted Minneapolis two years ago.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 15, 2022 10:26 am

The last Labor Minister I can recall who had any first hand knowledge of agriculture is John Kerin.

I crossed swords (not literally) with John Kerrin after a flight at Perth airport during his brief stint as Treasurer. More of a shaker than a mover.

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 10:28 am

Ex some tier one cities, most homes in China are multi generational.

That’s the problem the demographic cliff presents…that model is no longer operational.

The younger generation – such as it is – can’t be out earning a living in increasingly difficult economic times and also be at home looking after the parents/grandparents. And they are already saying they can’t afford children of their own.

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 10:32 am

I crossed swords (not literally) with John Kerrin after a flight at Perth airport during his brief stint as Treasurer. More of a shaker than a mover.

His first press conference as Treasurer was so bad I can still remember it.

He was a competent Minister of Primary Industries but Treasury was clearly a bridge too far.

Cassie of Sydney
July 15, 2022 10:35 am

“Cassie, I admit it, I have Abbott Derangement Syndrome, I just wish he’d go away and stop spending our money touring the world and telling us what to do. Dunno why he’s accept the gong from Japan for doing his job. If he had any shame he’s move to Coober Pedy and take up opal mining.

What I find strange is the number of people that he crapped on who still love and admire him. A bit of battered wife syndrome I guess. I wouldn’t post anything about Abbott if he didn’t keep popping up aggrandising himself.”

Well I’m glad you finally admit you suffer from Abbott Derangement Syndrome. Pity you didn’t suffer from Palmer Derangement Syndrome because it was Fatty Clive and his puppets in the senate who helped kybosh any talk about rescinding Section 18C…in fact they were leading the charge to undermine and humiliate Tony Abbott for the whole two years Abbott was PM….in fact Palmer, at the time their ABC’s favourite (all because he was actively participating in Abbott bashing), was a disgrace in parliament and he’s gifted us the bush pig from Tassie who is impossible to get rid of.

Oh and nobody here “loves” Abbott. I think he’s a fundamentally decent man, that’s not the same as “loving” him. I am acutely aware of his failings as PM but he did stop the boats (no mean feat) and he did get rid of the carbon and mining taxes….all stand out achievements when compared to the vacuum that followed him. He’s also a lot more decent than his successors, Turdbull, Morrison and now The Flying Albanese.

amortiser
amortiser
July 15, 2022 10:38 am

Cassie of Sydney says:
July 15, 2022 at 8:30 am
“The left wing city lawyer with no experience in the bush who’s now Australia’s Agriculture Minister.
Friday, 15 July 2022”

He’s also a particularly nasty individual. If foot-and-mouth disease arrives here, we’re fucked but we’ll know who is to blame and it won’t be the Morrison government.

We are being softened up for a foot and mouth outbreak. This is what the WEF wants. We are supposed to eat only vegetables and insects. Slaughtering our herds is high on their agenda.

We are dealing with truly evil bastards here. Sri Lanka and the Netherlands have found out already.

We have been regaled with global warming catastrophism from CO2 emissions for decades yet all of a sudden they have pivoted to nitrogen being the imminent danger when not a word was uttered about it since the science was settled.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says: July 15, 2022 at 10:09 am

The last Labor Minister I can recall who had any first hand knowledge of agriculture is John Kerin.

Had actually run a farm, IIRC.

Blokes who’ve failed to make a go of farming, are they better or worse than those who’ve never been west of Strathfield?

Some can be quite bitter (this applies to not just to failed farmers in the ALP, but all manner of ALP/regulatory/union types who’ve made a pig’s ear of cooking for themselves)

Kerin was a chook farmer for a few years, then spent Ten years at uni – with his spare time in the public service.
He was however, a country mile ahead of the current bozo.

miltonf
miltonf
July 15, 2022 10:42 am

He’s also a lot more decent than his successors, Turdbull, Morrison and now The Flying Albanese.

Yes that’s certainly true but it surprises me that he acts like he’s a spent force and just goes for consolation prizes. The Lieborals and meja have treated him in a most despicable way of course.

miltonf
miltonf
July 15, 2022 10:43 am

Look at what they’ve done to Bernie Finn too.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
July 15, 2022 10:48 am

miltonf says:
July 15, 2022 at 8:25 am
Does the evil old turd really believe this?Pope Francis: Climate Change Has Become an ‘Emergency’

The Catholic Church has got back into the scientific pronouncements game.
Galileo was unavailable for comment.

miltonf
miltonf
July 15, 2022 10:50 am

We are being softened up for a foot and mouth outbreak. This is what the WEF wants. We are supposed to eat only vegetables and insects. Slaughtering our herds is high on their agenda.

yep sorry to say it but I think you are right- the political class and the pubes in canbra are fully on board.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 15, 2022 10:50 am

Prince Andy’s life might make a decent drama if the whole lot was included. Hugh Grant would probably do it well. Kudos to Andrew for his Falklands career in helicopters, but who told him it was a good idea to say he couldn’t sweat?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 15, 2022 10:50 am

Kerin was around when the wool industry committed hari kari. Farmers shouldn’t be patting themselves on the back too profusely. Taxpayers dodged a bullet there.

miltonf
miltonf
July 15, 2022 10:51 am

Remember that many pubes in canbra don’t ever think they ‘work’ for us- they ‘work’ for the UN in their ANU ejucated minds.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 15, 2022 10:54 am

Pony Girl is in a death spiral.

Love the concept.
Unfortunately, the Palacechook is currently what passes in Queensland as a political colossus.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Top Ender says: July 15, 2022 at 10:50 am

Prince Andy’s life might make a decent drama if the whole lot was included.

Full & complete scenes with Koo Stark may skyrocket the ratings.

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 10:54 am

We are being softened up for a foot and mouth outbreak. This is what the WEF wants.

If that’s what the WEF wants, I can think of much easier and efficacious methods of introducing it to our herds than waiting for a tourist returning from Bali to accidentally disperse some contaminated soil on a farm.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 15, 2022 10:59 am

A career in soft porn shouldn’t stop you from becoming a princess. AmIright grrrls?

Roger
Roger
July 15, 2022 11:01 am

Unfortunately, the Palacechook is currently what passes in Queensland as a political colossus.

But for covid and “keeping Queenslanders safe”, she’d likely be forever remembered as the accidental premier.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

H B Bear says: July 15, 2022 at 10:59 am

A career in soft porn shouldn’t stop you from becoming a princess. AmIright grrrls?

In a break from the norm of that cohort of princesses & prospectives, at least Koo Stark’s risque photos were taken before she stood to become a Princess.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 15, 2022 11:07 am

This is one of the problems the CCP will face as China falls off its demographic cliff – who’ll look after the old folks?

China’s official policy is 90:7:3.

• 90% are cared for by family;
• 7% receive some form of assistance to live at home;
• 3% are carted off to aged care warehouses and encouraged to die as quickly and quietly as possible.

China can see the cliff; but doesn’t really know what to do about it.

Back in the early days of the Australia China FTA, Australian aged care providers were being encouraged to set up aged management facilities in China.

rosie
rosie
July 15, 2022 11:12 am

“Galileo was unavailable for comment”
Having died of natural causes a few centuries ago.
What’s next Tim, the Spanish inquisition?
Please don’t bother with tropes about the Catholic church and science .

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 15, 2022 11:16 am

The Catholic Church has got back into the scientific pronouncements game.

They really needed to give that away in the Middle Ages when most people learned to read.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 15, 2022 11:19 am

When I saw Galileo the first thing I thought of was the horse.

miltonf
miltonf
July 15, 2022 11:26 am

Maybe Frankie should get back to matters spiritual instead of shrilling for global marxism.

rosie
rosie
July 15, 2022 11:26 am

I will always remember the uh oh moment when we entered a fast food restaurant in LA somewhere near Paramount, and the staff were behind bullet proof shields with turntable arrangements for food and payment.
The CEO of Starbucks is doing the right thing by staff, good for him.
I remember my friend in the US saying about a location where she grew up, which had a demographic shift, go robbing every day and the stores all leave, then locals claim they are the victims of racist discrimination.

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