Open Thread – Weekend 23 July 2022


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bespoke
bespoke
July 25, 2022 6:02 pm

Roger
My youngest has a regular customer with mental issues and his carers just stand outside talking on the phone.

JC
JC
July 25, 2022 6:02 pm

Driller, every single instinct you show at this is blog are the instincts of a criminal. Narcissistic, dishonest, blowharding worthless piece of shit. Go dust the bar, you clown.

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 25, 2022 6:02 pm

Leon L. & Indolent.
Thanks for the links on Matt Pottinger.

I’ve read the book, Blackened by History: the untold story of Senator Joe McCarthy and his fight against America’s enemies. The story of Whittaker Chambers and his claims about Alger Hiss and others, which Senger refers to in his substack, and like the rest of the book, is shocking, proving that McCarthy was right.

As to how China fell to the communists, M. Stanton Evans, the book’s author, shows how communist operatives in the State Dept and on assignment in China brought about the end of Chiang Kai-shek by enabling the removal of American financial support from the Nationalists for spurious reasons. From the book, it would seem that any westerners who spent significant time in China during that period became enamoured of the communist system.

According to Senger, Matt Pottinger spent several years as a journalist reporting from that country.

Senger reports that on Covid, the way that Pottinger has controlled the entire US Government response to the virus including bringing about masking, testing, lockdowns, and by introducing Birx into the White House Covid response team – an actual doctor, because he has no medical or science background – has the smell of a Manchurian Candidate scenario.

When you add in all of Pottinger’s contacts inside China, which he continued to maintain during this period for information, and his willingness to promote the Chinese way of dealing with Covid, another hurdle of unlikelihood falls away .

According to wiki, Pottinger is married to a Vietnamese born virologist, Dr Yen Duong, who along with her family fled Vietnam following the Vietnam War, and had previously worked with Birx at the CDC.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Its Lavatory Rodeo not Lavatory Pronto

That bunch of flogs were so funny toward the end, as they dobbed each other in & tried to get each other’s Greens party membership cancelled for being insufficiently lefty-woke.
Favourite part of their demise: When in the last couple of days before closing the server, they discussed all the past commenters who’d been banned & wondered why none of them left comments anymore…. (seriously)

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Oh dear, my Broken seems to be a tad upset.
Shame at not having the money to lodge a bet, presumably.

Years of it blowharding on here, then in the end it turned out to be all mouth, no chequebook.

$0.00

I own it, & it cost me $0.00 to take possession.

Struth
July 25, 2022 6:07 pm

Fuck this….you’ve got issues here Dover, and I’m not just talking about the little gang of sneerers.
Internal server errors are constant.

Roger
Roger
July 25, 2022 6:07 pm

Roger
My youngest has a regular customer with mental issues and his carers just stand outside talking on the phone.

This is what worries me, bespoke. Supervision? Hate to think of the disabled being taken advantage of along with the tax payer. I’m sure a majority of NDIS carers are responsible people, but it’s not them I’m worried about.

Struth
July 25, 2022 6:10 pm

You can’t, so like a lefty, you attack the motives and character of those presenting the information.

Zero self reflection…honestly it’s laughable.

The scoffing (and sneering) [again, ta] is not designed to make people do anything. I’m not calling people to arms, and to rise up in an unspecified manner against something you can’t put your finger on.

Exactly this….including the lies.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 6:11 pm

GreyRangasays:

July 25, 2022 at 5:52 pm

Thancho don’t do it. It’ll make you go blind. Next thing you’ll be listening to Wagner. Whenever I read Ken, which I’ve started to do for a laugh, I can hear him as the failed Austrian painter in full flight. 

I wear rubber gloves and Ray-Bans Aviators.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 25, 2022 6:12 pm

Moments away from “Dover, you’ve got form”.

calli
calli
July 25, 2022 6:14 pm

I have found that clearing history and starting again helps with the Server Error message.

Also, it seems to come up when a number of commenters are posting simultaneously or with comments of many links.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 6:15 pm

Two part question, Sal.
I was giving them to you one at a time.
Major drug offences will go County/Supreme Court (or equivalent) and be prosecuted by the DPP.
Minor offences go to Magistrates (or equivalent) and will be prosecuted by a Police Prosecutor. A sworn officer who almost invariably has a law degree and prosecutes full-time.
He/she does not kick the door in at 4:00 a.m. and appear for the prosecution at 10:00 a.m.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 6:16 pm

callisays:

July 25, 2022 at 6:14 pm

I have found that clearing history and starting again helps with the Server Error message.

No, no.
It’s Klaus Schwab.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
July 25, 2022 6:17 pm

Interesting development in the NRL.

Manly players have reportedly threatened to boycott Thursday night’s home clash with the Roosters because the team is due to wear a jersey promoting inclusiveness for the LGBTQIA+ community.

According to a Nine report, as many as seven players do not want to wear the jersey as it clashes with their beliefs.

Manly created history earlier on Monday by announcing they will become the first NRL team to wear a rainbow jersey “to celebrate inclusiveness” when they take on the Roosters at 4 Pines Park on Thursday night.

Let me guess the outcome. The protesting players will be threatened with massive financial penalties and will have no option but to play in the jersey which clashes with their (Christian, I assume) beliefs.
This has the potential to overshadow the bunker blooper which destroyed the Tiger’s apparent win on the weekend.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 6:17 pm

What is a “500 server error”?

bespoke
bespoke
July 25, 2022 6:18 pm

It’s honourable and necessary work in most cases, Roger. But I’ve been told many other first hand horror stories. Abused and taken advantage of.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 6:23 pm

Struthsays:

July 25, 2022 at 6:07 pm

Fuck this….you’ve got issues here Dover

Translation:- “I’m losing the argument”.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 25, 2022 6:25 pm

What is a “500 server error”?

I got a ‘9-39 server error’ message earlier this morning.

What are the odds?

Roger
Roger
July 25, 2022 6:25 pm

According to a Nine report, as many as seven players do not want to wear the jersey as it clashes with their beliefs.

Seems like there wasn’t much consultation about this move.

Just how clueless are sports administrators?

(Rhetorical question.)

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 25, 2022 6:27 pm

500 server error

What the Bilderberg/illuminati/red shoes brigade get when they find out they forgot to exclude the butlers/lackeys from the covid vax kill list.

Roger
Roger
July 25, 2022 6:27 pm

It’s honourable and necessary work in most cases, Roger. But I’ve been told many other first hand horror stories. Abused and taken advantage of.

Cowboy operators making a motza.

RC down the track after the damage is done is, alas, my expectation.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 25, 2022 6:29 pm

Yes indeed, Bear.
It was a general comment not to be taken personally.

Bespoke – NP. I certainly don’t take anything personally, especially from cocksmokers.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 6:29 pm

I got a ‘9-39 server error’ message earlier this morning.

It’s a sign.
A portent of doom.
A warning.
Or possibly just an IT error message.
Although Klaus was born in September 1939, so …

Frank
Frank
July 25, 2022 6:32 pm

“It’s Klaus Schwab.”

It’s pretty weird how his sidekick, Yuval Noah Harari, is an Israeli that is vigorously pushing a techno version of eugenics.

bespoke
bespoke
July 25, 2022 6:32 pm

LOL! Bear.

Cheers

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Two part question, Sal.
I was giving them to you one at a time.

I’m able to take two at once.
Unload on me.

Zipster
July 25, 2022 6:34 pm

Manly created history earlier on Monday by announcing they will become the first NRL team to wear a rainbow jersey “to celebrate inclusiveness” when they take on the Roosters at 4 Pines Park on Thursday night.

where’s the high heels and handbags!?!?!?

Winston Smith
July 25, 2022 6:34 pm

Rosie:

This decarbon thing, is this a shell game where greedy evil carbon polluter buys carbon credits from good, kind, even saintly creator of uncarbon who has a spare forest or three or even a hole in ground when he puts the bad bad carbon dioxide?

Why yes, Rosie. A shell game it is.
And just because you’re paying for the game doesn’t mean you get any benefit from it.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 25, 2022 6:34 pm

I’m able to take two at once.
Unload on me.

And that children is how MonkeyAIDsPox was born.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 25, 2022 6:35 pm

Unload on me.

That’s what she said.

As an aside (or not), Erin Molan’s the teev. She looks like a plaice.

Struth
July 25, 2022 6:35 pm

No, no.
It’s Klaus Schwab.

We all see this scoffing shit.
Not one of them has anything to say except to scoff.
No alternative arguments.
They never do that.

As I said, in this little retiree corner of not many more visitors than the furniture shop, they hide from reality, their only moronic suggestions that this is all the result of incompetence at the top….is the security blanket they need to twiddle between their fingers…..and to scoff at what, I, indolent, and many others like Neil Oliver and Donald Trump are telling them, and millions more know.
KD can’t argue, so he twists what was said, he attacks the character and motives of those saying it.
Remember, whatever he calls me, he’s calling those, and many more experts above, the same thing.
It’s pathetic and obvious.
And , well, cowardly.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 6:36 pm

(((scoff)))

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 6:37 pm

(((sneer)))

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 6:39 pm

[[[fart]]]

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 6:39 pm

(((sorry)))

bespoke
bespoke
July 25, 2022 6:40 pm

What happens when a frogs car dies? He needs a jump. If that doesn’t work he has to get it toad.

calli
calli
July 25, 2022 6:42 pm

You will just see the site maintenance page pop up if you refreshing or commenting at the time.

I saw that the other day. You need a cartoon of Mario or Luigi with a spanner to enhance the message.

Old bloke
Old bloke
July 25, 2022 6:43 pm

bespoke says:
July 25, 2022 at 5:37 pm

Did you know the first French fries weren’t actually cooked in France? They were cooked in Greece

I thought they were fried in oil.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 25, 2022 6:43 pm

scoff at what, I, indolent, and many others like Neil Oliver and Donald Trump are telling them

Satire sites, that say clearly they are satire sites?

That have articles about nanowires found in corpses? That attract self-qualified ‘scientists’ from the other side of the world who diagnose this from a photo? And that warned of people being herded into death camps to be deathed?

Deathed in the death camps?

You bet I’m scoffing.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 6:44 pm

Not one of them has anything to say except to scoff.
No alternative arguments.

OK.
Here’s an alternative argument.
“No people are being imprisoned or gassed in Death Camps. Prove me wrong”.
Care to run with that one?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 6:45 pm

(((snap)))

Roger
Roger
July 25, 2022 6:48 pm

And just because you’re paying for the game doesn’t mean you get any benefit from it.

Not even a share in the virtue signalling.

Winston Smith
July 25, 2022 6:49 pm

Wodger:

The Greens will attempt to block any new federal funding for existing coal and gas projects and could try to amend Labor’s first budget, party leader Adam Bandt says.

Now there’s a name that is steadily creeping up the list for a jolly good purging after my accession to the throne.
And just to let the person who made the Niven reference of “Hot Needle of Inquiry”, I will allow the foresaid AB the opportunity to choose from the group of Truth Tools the ones that are ‘Hot” and “Sharp” and the ones that can be made both “Hot and Sharp”.

Indolent
Indolent
July 25, 2022 6:49 pm
Zipster
July 25, 2022 6:50 pm

Elon Musk accused of affair with Google co-founder’s wife
Musk, the co-founder of Tesla, had an alleged liaison in early December in Miami with Nicole Shanahan, the Journal said, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. That ended the long friendship between Musk, 51, and Brin, who helped support the electric carmaker during the 2008 financial crisis. Brin, 48, filed for divorce from Shanahan in January citing “irreconcilable differences”.

Indolent
Indolent
July 25, 2022 6:51 pm

Test

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 25, 2022 6:52 pm

Bespoke, your jokes are nearly as bad as those I get from my smartwatch.

Roger
Roger
July 25, 2022 6:53 pm

Now there’s a name that is steadily creeping up the list for a jolly good purging after my accession to the throne.

Only if he doesn’t get you first.

bespoke
bespoke
July 25, 2022 6:55 pm

Probably get them fom the same place DrBG.

Roger
Roger
July 25, 2022 6:55 pm

Senator Gerrard Rennick…

I like the cut of this fellow’s jib.

cohenite
July 25, 2022 6:57 pm

On the other hand Dredd 2012 with Karl Urban in the role is a damn fine action show, making the prior Stallone effort look like the Monkey Pox mess it is.

John H.
John H.
July 25, 2022 7:03 pm

Your body remembers common cold coronaviruses from childhood. How can you get the same immunity to COVID-19?

As anyone with small kids knows, common colds seem to strike young kids over and over again. These childhood illnesses prompt a strong immune memory. As kids go through the germ gauntlet of early schooling, their immune system gets schooled as well.

It was strange reading that because it stirred very dim memories of catching colds. Occasionally I feel like I’m fighting off a bug because I lose my appetite

Roger
Roger
July 25, 2022 7:07 pm

What happens when a frogs car dies? He needs a jump. If that doesn’t work he has to get it toad.

Reminds me of the time my wife’s new Peugeot came up with an engine overheating “do not drive” warning on the way back from a wedding in Sydney.

After a cursory inspection I suggested a faulty thermostat.

Peugeot demurred and arranged a tow-truck and a courtesy car, at great expense.

Diagnosis: faulty thermostat.

Can’t blame them for being cautious, I suppose.

Winston Smith
July 25, 2022 7:10 pm

Cohenite:

What they have done to Gaynor is beyond belief.

Cohenite, it is quite believable.
It goes to show just how vindictive these people can get when they have a little power.
This is where the KGB/Gestapo/Kempeitai recruit from.

I’ve slung him a few bob, can anyone else help out?

Cassie of Sydney
July 25, 2022 7:12 pm

“johannasays:
July 25, 2022 at 4:39 pm”

Spot on Johanna.

Back in the mid 1980’s, when AIDS was running amok through the gay scene, in the process decimating gay men, American gay playwright and author Larry Kramer penned an essay where he begged gay men to stop having sex. He wrote several pieces where he warned that the promiscuous sexual practices that gay men participated in, such as the bath house scene, such as going to places like Fire Island (an island in the Hamptons north of NYC) to participate in orgies, were a huge factor in the spread of the disease.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 25, 2022 7:13 pm

Manly created history earlier on Monday by announcing they will become the first NRL team to wear a rainbow jersey “to celebrate inclusiveness”

Sticky finger man John Hopoate used to play for Manly.
So it’s only fitting they’d be the first to go rainbow.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 7:17 pm

OK.
So it looks like the kryptonite phrase for Kenn Worth Road Ranger is “death camps”.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 7:20 pm

That have articles about nanowires found in corpses? That attract self-qualified ‘scientists’ from the other side of the world who diagnose this from a photo? And that warned of people being herded into death camps to be deathed?

OK.
Sounds out there, I know.
But I’m parked on this one until the King of Norway gives us his view.

cohenite
July 25, 2022 7:26 pm

That POS stephen conroy on bolta defending rub and tug’s new energy plan to fuck off fossils because renewables are cheaper because modelling. When bolta effectively negates this BS conroy replies that the punters voted the alp/greens/teals in. Bolta replies that when the experiment of ruinables is complete, as has been shown overseas many times, and prices don’t fall and blackouts occur will conroy come back on and admit it was a mistake. Conroy looks smug.

Maybe these fuckers are part of the great reset and demolishing energy and agriculture is on the agenda but I think they actually believe the modelling that shows them ruinables work and are cheaper. They’re just stupid.

Anyway, we’re fucked, so I’m going to watch and rewatch as many shows and movies as I can. The Expanse was good. The Boys not so much.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

What they have done to Gaynor is beyond belief.

I’ve slung him a few bob, can anyone else help out?

Reprehensible.
Mind boggling that such a situation could occur.
I sling a few bob to Mr. Gaynor every time I think of it.

I note (yet again) that the NSW SFL’s allow this to continue.

calli
calli
July 25, 2022 7:36 pm

I think they actually believe the modelling

I have no doubt the stupid Atomic Milkman actually believed that his family withheld nuclear tainted milk from him in his Old Dart youth. If you recall, the big sack of pus actually cried and had to be comforted by his equally credulous dimwitted cohorts. They want to believe.

Modelling is the new truth. Even when truth overtakes it, modelling wins.

We have lived through over two years of this garbage and they still believe.

Delta A
Delta A
July 25, 2022 7:41 pm

I have no doubt that it will be a failure, like most government services

For those poor old ones with no family, it has to be better than nothing.

Not always. My frail elder brother* has a level four package with My Aged Care. This entitles him to gazillion dollars of services, none of which have lived up to their promises.

House cleaning? Yes, but no dusting or several other basics. Gardening? Very dicey: his sons did the rest when they had time to make the long commute. In home cooking? Mainly ME men, one of whom wanted to know how to cook a carrot. Do in frypan? I’m not kidding.

For two months of this, he was charged $3,000 as his contribution to the scheme. (Yes, it’s been checked and appealed. No dice; pay up.) Disgusting!

*Happily, he is now settled in the big house in his ensuite room with his new therapuetic bed and chair, mini kitchen, new linen and endless entertainment. (Right now, Grandie#2 is playing for him her beautiful compositions on the piano. He said he couldn’t be happier.)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 25, 2022 7:51 pm

I’ve slung him a few bob, can anyone else help out?

Tipped in a few quid, yeah.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 25, 2022 7:52 pm
H B Bear
H B Bear
July 25, 2022 7:56 pm

bespoke – I was using cocksmokers as a collective noun. Again, nothing personal.

Winston Smith
July 25, 2022 7:56 pm

Grey Ranga:

Shirley a goods kick in the nuts would have sufficed. Shooting should be reserved for politicians that refuse to hang their fellow travellers.

“Sometimes it is necessary to hang an admiral to encourage the others”.
Said some bloke…

Frank
Frank
July 25, 2022 7:59 pm

Any bets on Norman Swann ever expressing sentiments that indicate he is fallible with regards to covid.

Cassie of Sydney
July 25, 2022 8:01 pm

Remember back in January of this year, GWS player Haneen Zreika, a practising Muslim, withdrew from a game because she refused to wear the team’s “pride jumper” on religious grounds. Whilst her decision made the news, I couldn’t help but notice at the time how Haneen was not subjected to the usual howls and screeches of outrage from the progressive left and so the news story quickly disappeared. Haneen’s decision was respected, as it should be.

The Manly players, whatever their religious beliefs (presumably Christian) are also entitled to the same respect as accorded to Haneen. Or is there one rule for Muslims and another for Christians?

Cassie, I think you already know the answer to that question.

JC
JC
July 25, 2022 8:03 pm

Cronkite, what would that imbecile (Controy) know about anything? He’s semi retarded.. Stop listening to retards

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 25, 2022 8:04 pm

Please, no addressing yourself in the third person. It can only lead to more confusion. Nobody needs that.

shatterzzz
July 25, 2022 8:05 pm

Sticky finger man John Hopoate used to play for Manly.
So it’s only fitting they’d be the first to go rainbow.

2nd .. methinx the bloke from Caterbury Bulldogs got it in 1st .. Terry Lamb .. LOL!

shatterzzz
July 25, 2022 8:07 pm

Or is there one rule for Muslims and another for Christians?

I’m hazarding that that is tongue-in-the-cheek rhetorical .. LOL!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 25, 2022 8:09 pm

one of whom wanted to know how to cook a carrot. Do in frypan?

Don’t you?

Frank
Frank
July 25, 2022 8:10 pm

That guy that shot up the July 4th parade seems to have disappeared from the radar already. Three weeks to be memory holed.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 25, 2022 8:12 pm

Maybe these fuckers are part of the great reset and demolishing energy and agriculture is on the agenda but I think they actually believe the modelling that shows them ruinables work and are cheaper. They’re just stupid.

I think you are correct on both counts.

I’ve seen the fuckers in operation. They are completely dependent on advisors for their thoughts and 100% averse from the risk of being ‘wrong’ in a political sense – and this leads to a special kind of wilful stupidity.

Mostly they have no content knowledge and actually believe in nothing much outside of their party policy framework – which ultimately is given them by party machine persons.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 25, 2022 8:14 pm

Adam Bandt has slammed Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s government for switching the words ‘birthing parent’ back to ‘mother’ on a healthcare form.

The Greens leader condemned the backflip by NDIS and Government Services minister Bill Shorten at the weekend.

Daily Mail. Good when you think it through as shows how the Greens are increasingly marginalising themselves.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 25, 2022 8:14 pm

Daily Mail.

Greens leader Adam Bandt accused of hypocrisy for calling himself a ‘dad of two’ on social media while having a woke fit over the term ‘birthing parent’ being replaced on a form by ‘mother’

Adam Bandt slammed government for switching ‘birthing parent’ to ‘mother’
Twitter users quick to point out Mr Bandt describes himself as a ‘dad’ in bio
Users suggest bio should read ‘non-birthing parent’ or ‘sperm producing unit’
Bill Shorten said he reversed term back to ‘mother’ to avoid an ‘ugly’ culture war

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 8:15 pm

H B Bearsays:

July 25, 2022 at 8:04 pm

Please, no addressing yourself in the third person

OK.
Sancho will no longer do this.

shatterzzz
July 25, 2022 8:18 pm

Adam Bandt has slammed Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s government for switching the words ‘birthing parent’ back to ‘mother’ on a healthcare form.

Yet he labels himself .. “Dad” of two boys .. on his twitter bio …… LOL!

Cassie of Sydney
July 25, 2022 8:19 pm

“Good when you think it through as shows how the Greens are increasingly marginalising themselves.”

Problem is that the woke progressive young will still vote for the scum.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 25, 2022 8:20 pm

Meanwhile in France, just be careful on the beach!

A man who allegedly performed a sex act in front of a woman on a nudist beach in France has been shot dead by a fellow beachgoer.

The 46-year-old exhibitionist was gunned down at ‘La Mama’ beach in the Grand parc Miribel-Jonage on the outskirts of Lyon around 10:30am local time on Saturday morning.

The shooter, a 76-year-old nudist, reportedly took umbrage with the man who had shouted insults at the beachgoers and then began pleasuring himself while staring at another woman, according to French police.

After the two men got into an argument and the 46-year-old refused to take the discussion elsewhere, the elderly bather drew a hunting rifle from his pack and fired ‘at least three shots’, one of which hit his target in the chest.

France3 later reported the shooter was an avid hunter who had a firearm licence, though it was unclear why he had taken the gun to the beach.

Police who arrived on the scene shortly after the shooting said the septuagenarian gave himself up without resistance and did not deny the shooting.

The victim meanwhile was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services.

Daily Mail

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 25, 2022 8:27 pm

Should Manly players have to wear the club’s pride jersey?
Yes 21 %
No 79 %
1455 votes

Daily Tele poll

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 25, 2022 8:37 pm

I can’t wait for the Australian cricket team to wear the rainbow & see how Usman Khawaja reacts.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 25, 2022 8:39 pm

Manly created history earlier on Monday by announcing they will become the first NRL team to wear a rainbow jersey “to celebrate inclusiveness”

Sorry on site working but this drew me from lurking.

My dads ashes would be turning. He was a Sea Eagles fan…

V’landys is turning the NRL into a joke and getting a bit full off himself as well by the looks recently.

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 25, 2022 8:40 pm

Delta Asays:
July 25, 2022 at 7:41 pm

What a happy ending, Delta.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 25, 2022 8:47 pm

I can’t wait for the Australian cricket team to wear the rainbow & see how Usman Khawaja reacts.

He’ll be welcome in Scotland.

Cricket Scotland Declares Itself ‘Institutionally Racist’, Board Resigns (24 Jul)

“A review was conducted after Scotland’s all-time leading wicket-taker, Majid Haq, told British broadcaster Sky Sports that Cricket Scotland was “institutionally racist”, while former teammate Qasim Sheikh said he had also suffered racist abuse.

Aamer Anwar, the lawyer representing the two players, told Sky the report could prove “devastating” for Cricket Scotland.

The resignation letter from the outgoing board referred to the review being “truly transformative, not just for Cricket Scotland but the sport of cricket” and said it would “provide a watershed moment for Scottish sport and society in general.”

Perhaps their name should be truly transformatively transformed to “North Pakistan”.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 25, 2022 8:49 pm

I have no doubt the stupid Atomic Milkman actually believed that his family withheld nuclear tainted milk from him in his Old Dart youth. If you recall, the big sack of pus actually cried and had to be comforted by his equally credulous dimwitted cohorts. They want to believe.

The w ay I heard it was his uncle who rode his bicycle past whatever the event was and that’s what caused the teary performance by the jerk – a real tear-jerker — he’s a lying sack of shiftless shit — red underpants full of it

Cassie of Sydney
July 25, 2022 8:50 pm

“I can’t wait for the Australian cricket team to wear the rainbow & see how Usman Khawaja reacts.”

Indeed and when that day happens Usman will get a free pass…..coz…..coz…..coz…..he’s a Muslim.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 25, 2022 8:53 pm

A man who allegedly performed a sex act in front of a woman on a nudist beach in France has been shot dead by a fellow beachgoer.

Well that’s put a stop to it, decisively.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 8:55 pm

A man who allegedly performed a sex act in front of a woman on a nudist beach in France has been shot dead by a fellow beachgoer

Obviously not concealed carry.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 25, 2022 8:56 pm

Bing Bong
Scoff
Bing Bong

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 8:58 pm

BING-BONG!

(((Sneer)))

Bing-Bong!

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 25, 2022 8:58 pm

V’landys is turning the NRL into a joke and getting a bit full off himself as well by the looks recently.

Gillon McPolo-Pony was unavailable for comment.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 25, 2022 8:58 pm

A man who allegedly performed a sex act in front of a woman on a nudist beach in France has been shot dead by a fellow beachgoer

Not quite the “happy finish” he had in mind.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 25, 2022 9:00 pm

Obviously not concealed carry.

You would hope not.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 25, 2022 9:01 pm

Internal Server Error

Dover, you’ve got form !!

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 25, 2022 9:02 pm

I’ve seen the fuckers in operation. They are completely dependent on advisors for their thoughts and 100% averse from the risk of being ‘wrong’ in a political sense – and this leads to a special kind of wilful stupidity.

Do you think that might’ve been Scott Morrison’s problem? ‘Twas the advisors? My beloved Sunbather and I had a rather robust discussion on this very topic-he trying to defend the ham-fisted oaf, whilst I used some rather choice adjectives like duplicitous, lyin’ smug-faced, under-bitten, fake-Christian rat-fink who pulled the national cabinet out of his corpulent fundament and rogered the nation. It went very quiet after that.

areff
areff
July 25, 2022 9:03 pm

Why have a petite mort when you can have a grande one?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 25, 2022 9:04 pm

The sandhills behind Swanbourne are … ummm … interesting. Apparently.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 25, 2022 9:05 pm

That is nice for your brother Delta. Having young people around is good for both of them.

cohenite
July 25, 2022 9:05 pm

Cronkite, what would that imbecile (Controy) know about anything? He’s semi retarded.. Stop listening to retards

FFS, the retards are now in charge.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 25, 2022 9:07 pm

Obviously not concealed carry.

Open carry. No holster.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 25, 2022 9:07 pm

Winston

“Sometimes it is necessary to hang an admiral to encourage the others”.
Said some bloke…

Admiral Lord Byng was shot on the quarterdeck of his own flagship, by a squad of his own Marines.

Their Lordships of the Admiralty wished to send a very strong message.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
July 25, 2022 9:07 pm

The manly players involved:
Forwards Josh Schuster, Toff Sipley, Haumole Olakau’atu, Josh Aloiai, wingers Jason Saab and Christian Tuipulotu, and rookie outside back Tolu Koula have informed club management that they will not be available for the crucial clash with the Roosters.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
July 25, 2022 9:08 pm

Whoops – Manly not manly.
On second thoughts – no, let it stand!

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 25, 2022 9:09 pm

Delta A says:
July 25, 2022 at 7:41 pm

What a beautiful comment, thank you for sharing that snippet of your family life, I know from yiour comments it’s taken a lot of work ang that it’s ongoing. Best wishes

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 25, 2022 9:11 pm

Good Lord. The Neanderthals at SBS Food are shooting, gutting and frying their own gourmet teal ducks

Tom, and in the season a fine repast is had here from doing the same to the little black ducks.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 25, 2022 9:11 pm

Good to hear OSC.

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 25, 2022 9:12 pm

FFS, the retards are now in charge.

Fact check: true.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
July 25, 2022 9:13 pm

The learning continues – now I realise why Mark Steyn uses “pour encourager les autres” so often.

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 25, 2022 9:15 pm

Tintarella di Lunasays:
July 25, 2022 at 9:02 pm

+1000
magnificent turn of phrase, Tinta!

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 25, 2022 9:15 pm

Tinta

he trying to defend the ham-fisted oaf, whilst I used some rather choice adjectives like duplicitous, lyin’ smug-faced, under-bitten, fake-Christian rat-fink who pulled the national cabinet out of his corpulent fundament and rogered the nation.

Please stop flattering ScuMo.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 25, 2022 9:17 pm

Forwards Josh Schuster, Toff Sipley, Haumole Olakau’atu, Josh Aloiai, wingers Jason Saab and Christian Tuipulotu, and rookie outside back Tolu Koula …

Hmmm. The don’t sound Muslim. Haven’t got a chance.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
July 25, 2022 9:18 pm

Tintarella di Lunasays:
July 25, 2022 at 9:02 pm
[I’ve seen the fuckers in operation. They are completely dependent on advisors for their thoughts and 100% averse from the risk of being ‘wrong’ in a political sense – and this leads to a special kind of wilful stupidity.]

Do you think that might’ve been Scott Morrison’s problem? ‘Twas the advisors?

Remember who appoints the advisors. Politicians aren’t trying to get real advice. They’re getting a screen to shield them from anyone who might tell them the truth (or at least anyone who might become publicly known to have told them the truth). If the “advisors” have any skill at all, it’s usually just being able to tabulate the opinion polls into a powerpoint deck. “No-one told me” may be an explanation, but it’s not an excuse, because the whole “advisor” system has no purpose except to ensure that the politician can’t be proved to be lying when they claim not to have known about something.

calli
calli
July 25, 2022 9:20 pm

Delta confirms what I imagined but hoped was not true.

I have a friend who is employed by one of the “care” satellites – she takes the frail and impaired shopping amongst other tasks. No one could want for a more conscientious, caring person to look after them. Kindness comes naturally to her.

She might be an exception.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 25, 2022 9:21 pm

‘Rivers of grog’ fear as Northern Territory alcohol ban ends

EXCLUSIVE
Amos Aikman
Northern Correspondent
@amosaikman
3 minutes ago July 25, 2022
No Comments

Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney is seeking an urgent meeting with the Northern Territory leader amid mounting concern about the NT government’s decision not to extend alcohol bans covering about 400 Aboriginal outstations and communities.

Canberra has been under pressure to intervene and reimpose the bans amid reports of spikes in domestic and alcohol-fuelled violence and a 300 per cent increase in alcohol sales at an outlet in Alice Springs.

An estimated 7000 people have been affected by the changes in places ranging from town camps around major urban centres to regional and remote communities such as Amoonguna and Peppimenarti and a long list of outstations and homelands.

The blanket bans were imposed as part of the Howard government’s 2007 NT Emergency Response and later enshrined in federal Labor’s Stronger Futures legislation. When those laws expired on July 17, NT Labor introduced opt-in bans instead.

A coalition of Aboriginal organisations, welfare and justice groups and the police union in May condemned the NT government’s refusal to continue the Intervention-era supply restrictions as “disgraceful”, “disgusting”, and “shameful”.

The Australian understands while imposition by Canberra is unlikely, various stakeholders are pressuring the NT government to amend laws passed earlier this year to oblige communities to opt out of continuing alcohol bans rather than opt in.

NT Chief Minister Natasha Fyles and her Indigenous Attorney-General, Chansey Paech, both reject legacy rules they brand “race-based policy targeting Aboriginal Territorians with little or no engagement of consultation”.

Indigenous academic Marcia Langton and her University of Melbourne colleague Kristen Smith, who have documented the harm caused by alcohol across Northern Australia, said restricting supply was one of the most effective ways to protect Indigenous children and families.

“An ideological stance that focuses on the right of Aboriginal people to choose to drink in their communities wilfully ignores the most significant human rights issue at stake, which is the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, children and families to live their lives free from the violence, destruction and death that alcohol causes,” they said.

“The wide-ranging harmful effects of alcohol within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the NT are well documented. Alcohol misuse contributes to the highly disproportionate rates of injury and death, family violence, acquired brain injury, suicide, criminalisation, child protection and homelessness.”

“We also know that alcohol supply restrictions such as those enabled by the Stronger Futures Act, although not sufficient alone, are one of the most effective means to minimise these harms. If the commonwealth government is serious about Closing the Gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, then urgent action is required before rivers of grog sweep through the Aboriginal communities and towns of the NT, leaving a trail of casualties in its wake.”

Seven of the twelve affected communities have already opted-in to continued prohibition, and at least 10 more communities and other areas are expected to follow.

areff
areff
July 25, 2022 9:26 pm

I’ve never eaten wild duck, BBS, only farm, and those have only a thinnish-layer of breast fat, so you can’t make good crackling. Overseas, the fat is up to a half inch. Score, rub in your orange zest and pepper and salt, sweat it slowly in low-heat pan while turning the turkey baster to its less mentioned purpose and draw off the liquid fat. Then into a hot oven fat-side-up for for 10-12 minutes.

Mmmmm!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 9:29 pm

Admiral Lord Byng was shot on the quarterdeck of his own flagship, by a squad of his own Marines.

Byng-Bang!
Your time is up!
Byng-Bang-Bang-Bang-Bang.

Cassie of Sydney
July 25, 2022 9:29 pm

“choice adjectives like duplicitous, lyin’ smug-faced, under-bitten, fake-Christian rat-fink who pulled the national cabinet out of his corpulent fundament and rogered the nation. It went very quiet after that.”

Perfect Tinta, just perfect.

I’m getting the impression, from interviews with Andrew Laming and Jason Foolinsky, that the problem was Morrison.

Franx
Franx
July 25, 2022 9:35 pm

areff 9.03
Ha.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 9:38 pm

Old School Conservativesays:

July 25, 2022 at 9:07 pm

The manly players involved:
Forwards Josh Schuster, Toff Sipley, Haumole Olakau’atu, Josh Aloiai, wingers Jason Saab and Christian Tuipulotu, and rookie outside back Tolu Koula have informed club management that they will not be available for the crucial clash with the Roosters.

So, in one foul swoop (sic) they have
.1 blown up the playing list,
.2 pissed off their supporters; and
.3 drawn the ire of the very group they were trying to appease (who probably don’t give a rats about NRL anyway).
If they don’t immediately Folau the players and incur massive payouts, the pile-on will continue.
Well done, fuckwits.

JC
JC
July 25, 2022 9:38 pm

cohenite says:
July 25, 2022 at 9:05 pm

Cronkite, what would that imbecile (Controy) know about anything? He’s semi retarded.. Stop listening to retards

FFS, the retards are now in charge.

No they’re not. It’s a huge mistake to think of of them as retards, although Controy is. They’re fanatics. They are religious fanatics.

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 25, 2022 9:39 pm

areffsays:
July 25, 2022 at 9:26 pm

Areff:
On domestic duck: I’ve never had it.
On wild duck: I don’t shoot or cook them, I just eat them.

(p.s. Dad’s responsible for getting the duck on the plate.)

pps. Carlton won, so I’m very happy.

Zipster
July 25, 2022 9:39 pm

It’s pretty weird how his sidekick, Yuval Noah Harari, is an Israeli that is vigorously pushing a techno version of eugenics.

Thought I should read his book to see exactly what he says….

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow – Yuval Noah Harari

It’s not something that can be summarised a paragraph or two. He doesn’t really advocate a specific future in the book, rather reports and extrapolates in a typical futurist fashion. Yuval spends a lot of time making a case against free will and with it the end of the liberal world order. In some respects he’s right about the biological/genetic and technological trends which are unstoppable. The two futures he sees is techno-humanism and data-ism. The later has some seriously dark strands. He doesn’t see a rehash of the past. How this will all play out is anyone’s guess, chance are we won’t be around to find out.

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 25, 2022 9:40 pm

So, in one foul swoop (sic) they have
.1 blown up the playing list,
.2 pissed off their supporters; and
.3 drawn the ire of the very group they were trying to appease (who probably don’t give a rats about NRL anyway).
If they don’t immediately Folau the players and incur massive payouts, the pile-on will continue.
Well done, fuckwits.

It’s quite magnificent really.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 25, 2022 9:47 pm

Timothy Neilsonsays:
July 25, 2022 at 9:18 pm

Yep it’s called plausible deniability.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 25, 2022 9:47 pm

If they don’t immediately Folau the players and incur massive payouts, the pile-on will continue.
Well done, fuckwits.

Dear NRL management:

Faith trumps cash. This may be problematic for you to understand, given that you are a gaggle of corporates, and of whom at least half are using current positions as CV-padders.

Get out of the superboxes and into the stands.

The End.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 25, 2022 9:50 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:
July 25, 2022 at 9:29 pm
“choice adjectives like duplicitous, lyin’ smug-faced, under-bitten, fake-Christian rat-fink who pulled the national cabinet out of his corpulent fundament and rogered the nation. It went very quiet after that.”

Perfect Tinta, just perfect.

I’m getting the impression, from interviews with Andrew Laming and Jason Foolinsky, that the problem was Morrison.

Turdballs made some effort to ensure that ScuMo beat Dutton for the job (I won’t say leadership, he never showed any).

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 25, 2022 9:50 pm

Did someone say duck? mmmmmmmm delicious and duck fat is the quintessential lubricant for perfect roast potatoes. I think I need a snack

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 9:51 pm

It’s quite magnificent really.

Ya think?
I’ll bet some of these blokes have played their last game.

Indolent
Indolent
July 25, 2022 9:55 pm

I can’t post. Keep getting “Internal Server Error”.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 25, 2022 9:57 pm

Keep getting “Internal Server Error”.

Oh, KLAUSSS!

You got some ‘splaining to dooo!

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 25, 2022 10:00 pm

I’ll bet some of these blokes have played their last game.

If so then the Manly club better have a lot of money in the kitty.

Where to next? These Godless nitwits are just playing a game of virtue-signalling oneupmanship — why not just parade the Manly Board in the rainbow jerseys as a show of fielty to the gods of pride. Why make the players bear the burden of brainfart overreach?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 25, 2022 10:02 pm

areffsays:
July 25, 2022 at 9:26 pm
I’ve never eaten wild duck, BBS, only farm, and those have only a thinnish-layer of breast fat, so you can’t make good crackling. Overseas, the fat is up to a half inch. Score, rub in your orange zest and pepper and salt, sweat it slowly in low-heat pan while turning the turkey baster to its less mentioned purpose and draw off the liquid fat. Then into a hot oven fat-side-up for for 10-12 minutes.

Mmmmm!

Duck shooting early 60s in Southern NSW in Range Off Coast in 1927 Fiat side by side shotgun and Pump action shotgun when not shooting Roos

Wild Duck cooked that night tasted great – except for make sure all shotgun pellets removed before cooking

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 10:02 pm

What is this Internal Server Error people are talking about?
Is it some sort of in-joke?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

What is this Internal Server Error people are talking about?

Something to do with tennis?

Bruce in WA
July 25, 2022 10:10 pm

Bruce in West Oz
My Report
Age 10 3/4

All jokes aside, some may wish to read this, others won’t. Entirely your choice. If you wish to have a go at me over any of it, too bad; I’m not in the mood for it.

My wife and I were on the last cruise of the Coral Princess, 10/7 to 22/7. Ex-Brisbane down to Eden and Sydney, then north to Cairns, Airlie Beach, Port Douglas and Willis Island, before cruising back to disembark in Brisbane.

We arrived in Sydney to find the wharf area literally swarming with media, all quite belligerently haranguing departing guests for an on-camera interview.

Puzzled, we tried to find out WTF was going on. We soon found out. Some of the reports about the ship labelled it a “Death cruise”, “a plague ship”, “the cruise from Hell”. We were, apparently, “riddled” with Covid and threatening the safety of all NSW by our very presence. The ghost of Ruby Princess was regularly invoked. (And no, MSM cockheads, we are NOT sister ships!) Well, we investigated. Yes, we had covid on board. We had 100 crew in lockdown/isolation who had been identified BEFORE our cruise even started. There were also 4 passengers (out of 1590) who had Covid who had contracted it before they got on board.

Sanitation/prevention on board was exemplary! Masks were compulsory. There were literally dozens of sanitation stations on board. No-one went into a dining room without sanitising. No-one went into the buffet without hand washing (observed by a crew member) and passing sanitisation stations. Much of the food was already pre-dished and in single-serve bowls. Any serving tools that were required were changed for clean ones every few minutes. Self-service was monitored by staff. Tables as they were vacated had a large “Not Ready” placard placed on them until they, and the chairs, could be sanitised. This applied to all seating throughout the ship. Masks only off to eat or drink or outdoors.

A couple of days later, my wife said as we were dressing in the morning, that she’d had a rotten night with a dry throat, a cough and slight headache, but after her shower she was fine.

Me being me, I insisted on a RAT for us both, which we did. She was positive; I was negative. We thought about reporting it and finally decided to “do the right thing”. The medical staff came and gave us a PCR swab each — wife was positive and I was negative. They offered me a comparable balcony stateroom to myself. As a close contact, I had to isolate for the same time as my wife. Ship rules. Problem is, the first day is counted as Day Zero, THEN there’s 7 days, and THEN you can get out, if negative.

Room service was good and I can’t fault Princess for what they did for us. They were great. But of course, we missed the entire second half of our cruise. I found I could order alcohol two drinks at a time and it still fell under our drinks package policy, so no charge. Drambuie and Jagermeister at night became my friends. It was worse because I kept coming up negative.

Then the storm hit. We were hammered by rain and wind and a swell that once ran to 6 metres. Again, the media misrepresented the whole deal. One news service in (I believe) South Australia even reported we were “trapped in a hurricane” and “leaking and taking on water”. Total BS! At most, the rocking helped put us to sleep (and we were on a high deck for’ard). The only “leaking” was water seeping in from the balconies under the door/window units. Big deal.

Brisbane at last … and the Pilot station refused to open because the wind was over 25 km/h … yes, km/h, not knots. So, all day Friday and all Saturday, we did bog laps up and down the coast until, 7.00 am Sunday morning, we spied the Pilot boat and knew we could dock … which we did at noon.

Tow days before, I’d had enough, and demanded another test, which came back negative … as had the previous FIVE tests! Missus still sadly positive. So I had a day and a half of freedom. After 9 days in isolation, totally asymptomatic wife told she could not go home with me, but would be transported to an isolation hotel from Sunday until Tuesday morning. My wife isn’t a complainer, but her room has one window that is above her head, so she can’t see anything except rooftops, and food comes in trays with bamboo eating ware. The final straw was a glass of wine (for which she was charged extra) that was delivered to her room … in a polystyrene cup! That was nearly too much for her. And the worst thing is I’m powerless to help her! (Although, with some friends, we did manage to get a local (Qld) Dan Murphys to deliver some wine and a decent wine glass!) When she rang me tonight, she’d obviously enjoyed it! 😀

Anyway, would we do it again? Cruise, I mean? You betcha. In a heartbeat. Although if we had asymptomatic positive results again, I would think long and hard before I reported it — IF I reported it.

Rant over. Time for bed, even though it’s early. Didn’t get to bed until 3.00 am this morning and it’s catching up with me. As for airlines, taxis and Ubers, that’s a whole new story! 🙁

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 25, 2022 10:14 pm

Wild Duck cooked that night tasted great – except for make sure all shotgun pellets removed before cooking

Speaking of which, further reporting of the OK Corral incident from the Kirkstall Gazette.

Knowles, 49, was shot by waring neighbour Travis Cashmore, 45, which reportedly ended an ongoing feud.

Did it end the feud?
Read on.

Cashmore put a shotgun to the back of Knowles’ head as he walked along Scotts North Road at 10.20am last Friday.

The shotgun blast caused catastrophic injuries.

Uh-huh.
Maybe the feud is over.

Cashmore was driving his white van at the time.
Seeing Knowles lying on the side of the road, Cashmore backed over his victim’s head, flattening what was left.

Riiight.
I think we can call this feud now on a TKO.

Cashmore then ran down Ray, 48, with his van before pumping two shotgun shells into his back.

And ‘retribution by best mate’ is also now not a factor.
Yep, getting them pellets out of your stew can be a bugger.

Tip for cub reporter.
Maybe clean up and paraphrase what the Forensic Cops say before you go to print.
Their phrasing can be less than delicate at times.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 25, 2022 10:15 pm

Turdballs made some effort to ensure that ScuMo beat Dutton for the job (I won’t say leadership, he never showed any).

Morrison is the very epitome of ambition being far in excess of competence. It’s like the village idiot wanting to be the town judge.

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 25, 2022 10:16 pm

Ya think?
I’ll bet some of these blokes have played their last game.

1) freedom of conscience/religion are important foundations of western culture and Australian legal precepts so I commend them for their stance.
2) this is a group of people who can do something about if they hold together and refuse to compromise on their faith/convictions.
3) at some point the rubbish that corporate Australia is pushing down the necks of all Australians has got to come to a head, otherwise it will get more and more dopey and destructive of society – so everyone pays including these players.
4) for a side, losing one player is manageable, to lose that many and under these circumstances, to coin a phrase, looks too much like carelessness, which will affect the club’s reputation, but is thoroughly self-inflicted.
5 it will be interesting to see how it plays out vis-à-vis their contracts, if it goes that far. (I’m not saying I want to see that happen or any of them lose their positions).

calli
calli
July 25, 2022 10:20 pm

Thank you Bruce. No garbage from me.

It is immeasurably valuable to get a first -hand account of these things.

I’m tired of second-hand scuttlebutt.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 25, 2022 10:26 pm

Morrison is the very epitome of ambition being far in excess of competence. It’s like the village idiot wanting to be the town judge.

Brilliant Beery just brilliant — I will pinch but give credit

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 25, 2022 10:30 pm

Bruce of WA — thanks for taking the time to give us a first-hand recount – the media is just insufferable.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 25, 2022 10:32 pm

Following

Why Did The CDC Change Its Definition Of Vaccination?

Rather than be Lonely

Delusional Biden Admin Front-Runs Recessionary GDP Print… By Redefining Recession

As sure as the sun rises and sets each day, the technical and widely used definition of “recession” in the financial world has been agreed upon by nearly everybody in the industry and both sides of the political aisle for decades.

That definition, of course, is “a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced, generally identified by a fall in GDP in two successive quarters”.

Usually, when it pops up under the dictionary definition of the word (as the first use, nonetheless) on the Silicon Valley-based and left-leaning censorship factory known as Google’s dictionary, it’s safe to say it is widely accepted.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 25, 2022 10:37 pm

Needless Death And Misery

The war in Ukraine is in its sixth month, and there’s no end in sight.

Here’s what we know…

Almost everything you heard about the war in Ukraine from U.S. media over the course of March, April and May was a lie.

You heard that Putin was losing the war.

You heard that Russians had poor training and low morale and were deserting in droves. You heard that Ukrainians were destroying Russian armor in large numbers to blunt the Russian advance.

None of this was true.

In fact, Russian troops have achieved major victories in Mariupol, Kherson, Severodonetsk, Lysychansk and other key targets that control rivers, ports and junctions in Ukraine.

U.S. Willing to Fight Russia to the Last Ukrainian

This article isn’t about strategy and I don’t want to get too deeply into the weeds, but Russia’s next targets are Slovyansk and Bakhmut, which will consolidate Russia’s control over the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

Russia has also deployed anti-drone laser systems that have neutralized Ukraine’s ability to target Russian positions with drones. The endgame is the takeover of Odessa, which would give Russia control of 100% of Ukraine’s coastlines along the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea.

A negotiated settlement that cedes Russian control over Crimea and the Russian-speaking parts of eastern Ukraine is probably the most realistic solution available to end the war. But the U.S. doesn’t want the war to end. Its plan is to wear Russia down through a protracted conflict, no matter how much the Ukrainian people suffer.

The battlefield situation aside, the story is even worse from the U.S. perspective…

Blowback!

Russia is not just winning the war on the ground. It’s winning the global financial and economic war launched by Biden and our European allies.

Russia’s revenues from oil and natural gas exports are at all-time highs. The Russian ruble is much stronger today than it was when the war began. China and India are buying all the Russian oil that Europe is refusing to buy.

Meanwhile, the economies of the U.S. and the EU are in or very near to recession. Inflation is out of control in the West. Commodity shortages will lead quickly to food shortages and more empty shelves in supermarkets.

Across the board, Biden’s economic sanctions have backfired and are hurting the U.S. and Europe far more than they are hurting Russia.

Not Pro-Russian, But Pro-Truth

I’ve been reporting honestly on the war since the beginning. My readers have not been misled by false reporting because I’ve been candid about the real impact of sanctions and Russia’s brutal but effective battlefield tactics.

It’s not that I’m pro-Russian — I’m not. I’m pro-truth. And I don’t defend the Russian invasion in any way (although I do understand it).

Even Bloomberg and The New York Times are now starting to admit that the war is a lost cause for Ukraine and the U.S. economy is suffering from sanctions aimed at Russia. But it’s a little late for legacy media to get their story straight.

What we know right now is the economic damage to the U.S. economy will get much worse before the economy gets better. Biden won’t stop the sanctions soon. That means the trashing of the U.S. economy will continue.

Bruce in WA
July 25, 2022 10:43 pm

Calli, Tinta

Thanks, ladies. I didn’t think I’d catch any flak from you two.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
July 25, 2022 10:43 pm

scuttlebutt when posting about a cruise ship – I saw what you did there!

Bruce in WA
July 25, 2022 10:47 pm

Just as an aside.

We had pre-booked and paid for return flights BNE —> PER, which we had to cancel. Total cost for the two of us was under $600.

Forced to rebook, my flight last night was $971 (that’s economy; no meal) and my wife’s will be $850, economy, no meal.

But hey, no-one’s taking advantage of the situation!

Bruce in WA
July 25, 2022 10:48 pm

scuttlebutt when posting about a cruise ship – I saw what you did there!

😀 😀 😀

Dot
Dot
July 25, 2022 10:49 pm

Russia has also deployed anti-drone laser systems that have neutralized Ukraine’s ability to target Russian positions with drones. The endgame is the takeover of Odessa, which would give Russia control of 100% of Ukraine’s coastlines along the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea.

But Vlad only wanted the Eastern, more Russia like provinces, right?

Right?

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 25, 2022 10:49 pm

Bill Shorten said he reversed term back to ‘mother’ to avoid an ‘ugly’ culture war

So not because it’s the truth.

Arky
July 25, 2022 10:53 pm

OldOzzie says:
July 25, 2022 at 10:37 pm

..
Out of all the reasons to continue fighting, I think the one where the enemy wants to dismember your country, seize the resource rich parts and the coastline and ports that allow you to export your main crops, is probably one of the the least crap excuses.
Stop reading a Russian propaganda.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 25, 2022 10:55 pm

Apparently the old man used to bag a few wild duck in the Pilbara with the Labrador. I think he bought back an English shotgun from his days in the UK. Not sure what make.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
July 25, 2022 10:56 pm

Support for the Manly players from their coach.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Manly coach Des Hasler understood the players’ reasons and supported their decisions not to play.

The plot thickens. Tomorrow should be D-day, as the weekend’s 22 man squad has to be named by the afternoon.

Dot
Dot
July 25, 2022 10:56 pm

Are we at facecrime yet or not?

1984 isn’t meant to be a manual, but damn it is accurate.

Arky
July 25, 2022 11:03 pm

Odessa through to Kharkov are the provinces with the largest ethnic Russian and Russian speaking populations.

..
Victoria is the state with the largest ethnic Chinese and Chinese speaking populations.
Also it is run by a totally corrupt regime.
Come on down Xi.

Dot
Dot
July 25, 2022 11:05 pm

Why do you even bother though Dover? Putin has said he doesn’t even consider Ukraine to be a country and he has lunatics singing about bombing America, then he has his pet mongrel Dugin, who he refuses to cut ties with.

If you take the old referendum to be the basis of anything, Putin’s claims are legitimately small, not large and apply it elsewhere and the Irish for example can walk in and take most of Ulster by force.

Then they can start bombing London again.

Real Deal
Real Deal
July 25, 2022 11:20 pm

Rockdoctor

Sorry on site working but this drew me from lurking.

My dads ashes would be turning. He was a Sea Eagles fan…

V’landys is turning the NRL into a joke and getting a bit full off himself as well by the looks recently

I love the Sea Eagles but this is horrifying. I have spent most of the evening on their supporters forum arguing the case for the Christian islanders. Apart from a couple of stand outs most fans don’t support their stand and many want them sacked. Some of the opposition to them (small amount) is racist and the most common words chucked around are “racist” “haters” “homophobic” and “bigot”. Little respect for their conviction.

rickw
rickw
July 25, 2022 11:23 pm

France3 later reported the shooter was an avid hunter who had a firearm licence, though it was unclear why he had taken the gun to the beach.

To shoot wankers?

Frank
Frank
July 25, 2022 11:25 pm

Just watched The Gray Man, it’s a comedy right?

Arky
July 25, 2022 11:26 pm

The war in Ukraine isn’t a function of the “globo homo” regime as some would like to refer to it.
Western interests remain Western interests no matter the regime in charge here.
Whether we are currently ruled over by a cartel of big tech, rainbow unicorn riding smurfs and fascist lesbians or by a Holy Alliance of Light, Goodness and MAGA, Western interests will never include allowing Putin to start chewing up the states bordering his own.

rickw
rickw
July 25, 2022 11:30 pm

Can this be true: Norman Swann the great medical impresario has COVID for a second time

A few more boosters and he’ll be fine!

We should be encouraging them to take as many boosters as they can.

The problem will solve itself.

rickw
rickw
July 25, 2022 11:33 pm

Apart from a couple of stand outs most fans don’t support their stand and many want them sacked.

That’s Australian’s for you. Vicious, stupid and dangerous.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Apart from a couple of stand outs most fans don’t support their stand and many want them sacked.

Are these fair dinkum fans?
Are they chatting with their club membership number or something? Or can anybody join & chat, say 20 “fan accounts” per club management & members of the waffen ssm Australia wide, dialling in to sway opinion?

Real Deal
Real Deal
July 26, 2022 12:01 am

David Warner has died.

No, not that one. The English actor from The Omen, Time Bandits, Time after time, Titanic and Star Trek 5 and 6. He was nearly 81.

Winston Smith
July 26, 2022 12:29 am

Sancho Panzer:

Although Klaus was born in September 1939, so …

HE was the cause of WW2?!

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 26, 2022 12:33 am

The comments at the Oz and the Tele definitely support them but probably most of them, like myself, are not actually Manly fans. Hard core fans priority is obviously to win and place that above the players objection.

The ridiculous part of the story is that Manly just assumed all players would go along with wearing the jersey and dud not consult before going ahead.
Team management have ruined the morale and split the team in an attempt to virtue signal.

When will organisations realise that it is best not to get into the “woke” area.

“Apart from a couple of stand outs most fans don’t support their stand and many want them sacked”

Winston Smith
July 26, 2022 12:47 am

Knuckle Dragger;

one of whom wanted to know how to cook a carrot. Do in frypan?

Don’t you?

A Thermomix, you fool of a man – after you put it through the industrial slicer.
The carrot! Not the Thermomix!
(((Good help is hard to find.)))

Winston Smith
July 26, 2022 12:53 am

Tinter:

Do you think that might’ve been Scott Morrison’s problem? ‘Twas the advisors? My beloved Sunbather and I had a rather robust discussion on this very topic-he trying to defend the ham-fisted oaf, whilst I used some rather choice adjectives like duplicitous, lyin’ smug-faced, under-bitten, fake-Christian rat-fink who pulled the national cabinet out of his corpulent fundament and rogered the nation. It went very quiet after that.

How odd! Can you think of anything that would have triggered the reaction?

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
July 26, 2022 7:15 am

Tron also (David Warner).

Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
July 26, 2022 9:01 pm

H B Bearsays:
July 25, 2022 at 9:04 pm
The sandhills behind Swanbourne are … ummm … interesting. Apparently.

Were interesting. I read that many of the SASR families lived near them and their children would play there. When the fathers found out what was going on, they took care of the participants.

No more problems.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
July 26, 2022 10:41 pm

Been quiet…too quiet…

Nelson_Kidd-Players
July 26, 2022 10:42 pm

A new thread might do that…

sfw
sfw
July 27, 2022 7:14 am

Testing, the latest comment I can see was July 26, 2022 at 10:42 pm

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