Open Thread – Weekend 6 Aug 2022


The Pond at Montgeron, Claude Monet, 1876

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GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 6, 2022 11:47 am

Niece is off to Tassie as a contract nurse. She is Novavaxed but not flu vaxxed. Tassie is the the only state not requiring flu jab. She hasn’t worked for over a year.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 11:51 am

Stop it , stop bullshitting. Have you ever ordered a plate of fries and they’re cold? Don’t you feel like shooting the fucker dead who served them. Of course you have just like everyone else. The dude was lucky to have a gun and act on his justified impulse.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2022 11:54 am

Sinking a few today to honour the memory of the guys who did the unpleasant but necessary work of ending WW2.

Oaf – Macbeth is still with us too – he said hi to Lizzie on Speedy’s EV thread about a week ago.

Not sure where he served exactly but I dimly recall him mentioning nthn PNG, which may mean 6th Div.

John H.
John H.
August 6, 2022 11:54 am

New molecule developed at Hebrew U. may prevent age-related diseases and increase life expectancy and wellness

This makes sense to me because the failure of autophagy(waste degradation) and especially the failure of mitophagy(destruction of defective mitochondria) have long been known to be key players in aging. That’s why I have concerns about the long term use of NAD promoters because those can potentially sustain defective mitochondria. So there is a short term benefit but a long term risk? Additionally some cancer therapies do the exact opposite by inhibiting the NAD pathway. Whatever, we’re all going to die, there is no after life so make the most of it while you can.

There is a catch to this approach. How do they determine the optimal dose so that healthy mitochondria are not degraded? It will probably take 20 years before this therapy hits the market; if at all.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 11:56 am

Talking about coal. Glen ore quietly going about making a fucking fortune with coal exports.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/glencore-cashes-in-on-soaring-energy-prices-with-record-12-1bn-profit-f9f69jdkq

This company is going to be a dividend monster.

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 6, 2022 11:57 am

High hopes for Dutton at first, given his performance in Defence.
All hope gone now.

Yes, early signs are not promising.

Eyrie
Eyrie
August 6, 2022 11:59 am

Fission power cost is not highly dependnet on uranium fuel cost. Uranium can be extracted from seawater. There was some Japanese work on this years ago. Place a selectively absorbant sponge in the sea, wait a few weeks, pull it out and extract the Uranium.

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 12:00 pm

Bad idea trying to rob the Asian store

Quite handy with a knife! Does he give lessons in butchering sheep?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 6, 2022 12:01 pm

Speaking of Glencore

ESG Is So, So, So Yesterday

Tight supplies and high commodity prices are pushing it lower among shareholders’ priorities.

Today’s Take: ESG Losing Its Mojo

Few companies have been as toxic as Glencore Plc for hard-core ESG investors. The Swiss-based commodity giant is the world’s largest exporter of coal, the biggest contributor to climate change.

For years, Glencore was on the defensive, with shareholders and analysts questioning its plan to close coal mines gradually rather than spin them off or sell them, as many competitors did.

Until now.

For months, it has been clear that the ESG boom was in retreat. The question at Glencore’s conference call highlights by how much.

Most institutional investors will pay lip service to the fight against climate change. And then, quietly, ask Glencore why it isn’t boosting coal production.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 12:04 pm

There’s an old saying in trading.. “talking your own book”.

Just focus on this.

1.The Libs lost 10 fucking seats to the teals over the issue of gerbil warming. I’ll repeat that again. They lost 10 seats. Three of these seats in Melbourne have been conservative even before the white man arrived.

2. The smaller conservative parties performed abysmally in the recent election and more to the point the greenslime added to their vote.

And some of you guys think Dutton is useless and therefore can’t be counted on because he’s going somewhat along with gerbiling?

Are we living on the same planet?

John H.
John H.
August 6, 2022 12:04 pm

H B Bearsays:
August 6, 2022 at 11:57 am
High hopes for Dutton at first, given his performance in Defence.
All hope gone now.

Yes, early signs are not promising.

He’s a good bloke with the charisma of roadkill. Like so many opposition leaders post defeat he is a seat warmer until someone more promising comes along. No sign of that at present. Leadership is struggling and failing. “When one sees weak leaders everywhere, it says more about the times than it does about the individuals.” We live in tedious times with tedious commentary by armchair experts who think they have all the answers when all too often don’t have a fucking clue.

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 12:06 pm

Talking about coal. Glen ore quietly going about making a fucking fortune with coal exports.

Shouldn’t Gary Nagle kill himself for doing so much damage to the planet?

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 6, 2022 12:06 pm

Being Zac Kirkup hasn’t helped anyone.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 12:08 pm

Hallward

Sure, and we can also make electricity with tides. You nincompoop, stop trying to show how smart you are all the time, as you’re not. Mining uranium is the most cost effective way of producing it otherwise the seawater option would be the most economically efficient way to exploit it. You have a real serious self-esteem issue. STFU.

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 12:09 pm

Like so many opposition leaders post defeat he is a seat warmer until someone more promising comes along.

He doesn’t have to be. Australian’s are about to get massively screwed, they’ll accept road kill personality if it offers up something other than green insanity and economic destruction.

John H.
John H.
August 6, 2022 12:10 pm

JCsays:

August 6, 2022 at 12:04 pm
There’s an old saying in trading.. “talking your own book”.

Just focus on this.

1.The Libs lost 10 fucking seats to the teals over the issue of gerbil warming. I’ll repeat that again. They lost 10 seats. Three of these seats in Melbourne have been conservative even before the white man arrived.

2. The smaller conservative parties performed abysmally in the recent election and more to the point the greenslime added to their vote.

And some of you guys think Dutton is useless and therefore can’t be counted on because he’s going somewhat along with gerbiling?

Are we living on the same planet?

If conservatives think that anyone on their side who embraces AGW is useless then they should start their own party and see how that works out. You know, like the UAP … .

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 12:11 pm

Fission power cost is not highly dependnet on uranium fuel cost.

We know that doofus. The cost is in the capital outlay for what in the past have been essentially bespoke plants. We’ve discussed this time and time again here. Stop repeating shit like your some sort of genius.

132andBush
132andBush
August 6, 2022 12:12 pm

And some of you guys think Dutton is useless and therefore can’t be counted on because he’s going somewhat along with gerbiling?

So he’s half pregnant?
I suppose in this day and age that’s a possibility.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 12:16 pm

No, sadly. The Federal election preference system still forces you to then vote for the LNP or the ALP, which are now approximately equally abhorrent. Which I won’t do.

If you’ve lost the incel vote, you’ll never be voted back into government again. All hope is lost.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
August 6, 2022 12:16 pm

Indolent says:
August 6, 2022 at 10:59 am
Alarmists: ‘Climate Change Is Literally Making the Earth Spin Faster’

How fast did it spin during the last ice age?

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 12:22 pm

I won’t mention who told me. I know one of the former members who lost their seat to a teal. Don’t try and guess because it could have been outside of Melbourne. There’s some gossip swirling around that there was a Chinese factor in helping the Teals. An uncomfortable number of homes displaying Teal signs are owned by either Chinese living here or empty homes owned by Chinese nationals. This is worth investigating.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
August 6, 2022 12:25 pm

So what is supposed to be the underlying cause of this faster spin.

I was to really with the idea that the earth is slowing down, parted you to the moon and tides, and I would expect the Earth’s magnetic field interacting with the sun’s would add as well.

If the pools were melting, and that increase water at the equator, well that would be increasing the earths diameter and should slow it down. A ballerina when they draw their limbs and they spin faster. Same energy with a smaller radius corresponds with faster rotation of velocity.

So unless the Earth is shrinking, or at least rounder, where is the energy speeding it up coming from?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
August 6, 2022 12:28 pm

How fast did it spin during the last ice age?

After a quick ‘back of the envelope’ calculation, I believe it was once a day, plus or minus 5%.

Can anyone confirm that?

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 12:31 pm

So unless the Earth is shrinking, or at least rounder, where is the energy speeding it up coming from?

We’ve had accurate measurement (very accurate) for perhaps 50 or so years? Over this period of time we have no idea except speculation. Sometimes, we just don’t know things.

calli
calli
August 6, 2022 12:35 pm

According to Top Scientists, the Three Gorges Dam altered the Earth’s moment of inertia by a few milliseconds.

So…to slow it down again…we need more dams!

Trust The Science.

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 12:37 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2022 12:39 pm

Mother Lodesays:

August 6, 2022 at 12:25 pm

So what is supposed to be the underlying cause of this faster spin.

I told you.
m0nster is holidaying near the equator.
He needs to move closer to one of the poles.
Let’s try Malmo for a start.

132andBush
132andBush
August 6, 2022 12:42 pm

So…to slow it down again…we need more dams!

Trust The Science.

Problem being they wont fill.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 12:46 pm

A day after concluding that Infowars founder Alex Jones must pay the parents of a boy killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School $4.1 million in compensatory damages for falsely claiming that the massacre was a hoax, a jury in Texas ordered Jones to pay an additional $45.2 million in punitive damages.

You know, Jones was a total loon for doing this. I can’t imagine how terrible the parents felt hearing this utter bullshit.

But: Trump was accused of

1. Wussiagate
2. The fine people hoax
3. The bleach bullshit
4. The Insurrection hoax.

The demented kunt in the white house has put these bullshit hoaxes and lies up against Trump and supporters. Why shouldn’t they sue the MSN and the demented kunt to the end of the earth for essentially propagating malicious crap for essentially having done to them what Jones did to the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Also Crooked Hillary.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 12:48 pm

Jobs Return to Prepandemic Mark as Hiring Accelerates
The economy took 2½ years to recoup the 22 million jobs lost

You can throw the kitchen sink at it and it still comes back. Incredible.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2022 12:48 pm
Mother Lode
Mother Lode
August 6, 2022 12:51 pm

Too true, JC.

Most of what we know about the past is actually theoretical interpretations of proxies like the magnetic domains in rocks or fluctuating levels of a trace chemical trapped in an ice core.

Then they compare that to an actual real-time measurement using things like lasers.

Discrepancy in values may simply be a relic of a discrepancy in method.

My fear is that as the earth speeds up, we will all get flung off – except for those geniuses at extinction rebellion who have had the foresight to glue themselves to roads.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 12:56 pm

My fear is that as the earth speeds up, we will all get flung off – except for those geniuses at extinction rebellion who have had the foresight to glue themselves to roads.

LOL.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
August 6, 2022 12:58 pm

According to Top Scientists

Are they in the same building as ‘Top. Men’.

132andBush
132andBush
August 6, 2022 1:01 pm

My fear is that as the earth speeds up, we will all get flung off – except for those geniuses at extinction rebellion who have had the foresight to glue themselves to roads.

Heavier particles will detach first.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 1:26 pm

I didn’t have time to respond to Turtlehead’s inanities in the past open thread. I will now. He’s like a nasty sheila with a grudge.

Winston Smith says:
August 4, 2022 at 5:40 pm

sfw:

Oldozzie, haven’t you been told to not link to or look at zerohedge? The expert here assures me that it rots your brain. I guess that’s easier than responding to whatever the article in question is postulating.

A lot of us have been told what we can and cannot do, but until a situation arises where JC can do a funding deal that allows him to control content here at the Cat, it’s irrelevant.
We learnt a lot by watching how Turnbull operates.

Turtlehead has been told by me numerous times to avoid any contact as I see him as a complete dunce with zero ability. This will never change. For all I care, Turtlehead can post whatever he wants except comments directed to me or about me. If he does, I’ll respond. I used to ignore the stupid prick, but not anymore.

Turtlehead can post whatever and from wherever he wants. Makes no difference to me as he’s a neurotic, low IQ idiot.

…and then there’s this: Turtlehead the forensic economist.

Winston Smith says:
August 4, 2022 at 7:50 pm

Total Government Debt
Total Government Debt$1,557,458,945,745
Total Government Debt is the gross sum of liabilities across federal, state and local Government in Australia.
Total Australian Government Debt increased by a mere 13.5% from December 1989 to December 2007, from AU$81.2 billion to AU$92.1 billion.
However, from December 2008 to December 2017 Total Australian Government debt increased by over 520% from AU$115.4 billion to AU$716.3 billion.

The primary reason behind this increase has been to provide depth in the market for government bonds so that the Reserve Bank of Australia can easily increase liquidity through open market operations by printing more Australian Dollars and buying the government bonds back.

Enough depth for you yet, JC?

I don’t know where this comes from. The imbecile seems to think that I support runaway debt when what I or someone else was suggesting is that the government may need to issue a certain amount of debt through bond issuance because the government bond market has been the anchor to pricing private debt. How this can be associated with out of control debt, with the above suggestion is just stupid. Turtlehead is not very bright. As a said, like a neurotic sheila with a grudge.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
August 6, 2022 1:30 pm

Relevance deprived miserable ghost you say??

NationalIndigenous Voice
Voice debate reminds me of controversy before I delivered the apology
Kevin Rudd
Former Australian prime minister

Wasnt the apology supposed to improve all metrics?
If not, why not?
If your plan is more of the same/similar why do you expect a different outcome?

The arc of history bends slowly towards justice* but, 15 years on from the national apology to Indigenous people, it’s time to walk the next steps in the long journey to reconciliation.** There has already been too much delay since Indigenous leaders signed the Uluru Statement from the Heart five years ago.

I’m not exactly a radical when it comes to the business of constitutional change. While hardly perfect, the basic machinery encoded in our nation’s founding document has served us well. For this reason, Prime Minister Albanese’s proposed constitutional amendments*** achieve the right balance between our existing arrangements and what is needed for respectful consultation for the future.

* You not being gibbetted along the diveway to parliament house, along with every trougher voted out over the years puts lie to that platitude.
** Never ending storyyyyyyy, ahhh, ahhh, ahhh
*** The proposed amendments consisting of “close your eyes and put this in your mouth”….

P
P
August 6, 2022 1:35 pm

Beutler voted to impeach President Trump.
Joe Kent, Trump endorsed, is very close now and we hope will win.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 1:35 pm

Being Zac Kirkup hasn’t helped anyone.

He should become Infidel Tiger again.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
August 6, 2022 1:41 pm

We may be in the early stages of a magnetic reversal that is well overdue geologically. The magnetic poles are speeding up movement and moving in unusual directions. What effects the movements of the inner/outer cores have on the whole planets rotation am unsure.

Could also have cosmic inputs we don’t know exist at present. We just don’t fully understand all the earths processes, even climatic despite their insistence otherwise.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 1:41 pm

With Dutton going woke the only option are the small conservative parties, PHON, SFF, Liberal Democrats. But they have to be united like the fucking TEALs and the filth. I get sick of rugged individuals who object to a small aspect of some party and go off screaming. The former Climate Sceptics was ignored because they tried a bit of political practicality by putting the liars ahead of the LNP in preferences. People here got pure and said they’d never vote for them. How’s that working out. Politics is about compromise and the preference list by TCS was to enable them to get someone in which they almost did in SA but missed out by a few thousand.

Haha

I agree cohenite, I have been saying “Joint Ticket” ever since fuckwit Cormann sided with the Greeds to fuck up the minor right wing vote.

SFF will never do that though. They’re ALP hacks who like (themselves, no 2A for Aus!) having guns. Forget if you have a good SFF local member. Some of the old Shooters Party dinosaurs hate David Leyonhjelm because he wasn’t a union rustedon like themselves.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 1:43 pm

Mother Lode says:
August 6, 2022 at 11:20 am
Glad you enjoyed the link, Rosie.

Sad she is a warmie, but there you are.

Economics and resource extraction are a little out of her wheelhouse

All that matters is scale. Find a good research paper on this and oil, shale, coal etc converge to the oil price.

Nuclear can scale more because of energy density.

Eyrie
Eyrie
August 6, 2022 1:44 pm

https://search.brave.com/search?q=concentration+of+uranium+in+seawater&source=desktop

Bunch of articles on uranium extraction from seawater, point being “were going to run out of uranium so it doesn’t help to go nuclear” doesn’t fly. We are never going to run out of uranium.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 1:45 pm

Is chewn a word? Chewnt?

They ought to be.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 1:46 pm

We MIGHT run out of uranium on current resource estimates.

“We will never run out of thorium. It is simply too common…”

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2022 1:47 pm

There’s some gossip swirling around that there was a Chinese factor in helping the Teals.

Dr Monique Ryan MP
@Mon4Kooyong

“Erin Chew, of the Asian Australian Alliance, says the Coalition’s attacks on China have created confusion and alarm among Chinese Australians.

We need a government which treats ALL members of our society with sensitivity and respect.”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2022 1:51 pm

Bunch of articles on uranium extraction from seawater, point being “were going to run out of uranium so it doesn’t help to go nuclear” doesn’t fly. We are never going to run out of uranium.

Silly thought for the day.
Garden soil on average contains 2 g/t uranium (ANSTO figures).
So a suburb probably has enough 235U in backyards for one or two atomic bombs.
And many more if the 238U is converted to plutonium 239.
Dirt is radioactive, get used to it.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2022 1:55 pm

“Erin Chew, of the Asian Australian Alliance, says the Coalition’s attacks on China have created confusion and alarm among Chinese Australians.

Gosh that’s terrible!

Xi Jinping Calls for Using United Work Front to Weaponize Chinese Abroad (1 Aug)

Who’s your daddy Erin?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2022 1:57 pm

JC at 12:46.
Yes, the Demonrats and their MSM enablers have done some disgraceful things.
But that doesn’t mean we should excuse Alex Jones for doing the same.
Quite the contrary.
In fact, I rate his actions in attacking grieving parents as having a far worse impact than anything done to Trump.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
August 6, 2022 1:58 pm

All it needs is the definition, Dot.

Could be the sixth month of the year for Chermans.

Or do you envision a connection to another word – perhaps a past tense or participle – so we can have things like:

“My dog is so stupid. He got his leg caught in a snare and had chewn off two before he found the right one.”

P
P
August 6, 2022 2:00 pm

Indiana Lawmakers Pass First Post-Roe Abortion Ban

BREAKING: Indiana lawmakers approve legislation banning all abortions except in cases of rape, incest or medical emergency

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
August 6, 2022 2:02 pm

Top of the page!

Takes me back to those golden days on the last thread when I got first podium position.

A sweet cherished memory that helped me through many dark night.

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2022 2:02 pm

Who’s your daddy Erin?

If the Teals had widespread Chinese support, it could be said that the Liberals were hoist on their own petard, given their immigration policies.

Cassie of Sydney
August 6, 2022 2:17 pm

“JCsays:
August 6, 2022 at 12:22 pm
I won’t mention who told me. I know one of the former members who lost their seat to a teal. Don’t try and guess because it could have been outside of Melbourne. There’s some gossip swirling around that there was a Chinese factor in helping the Teals. An uncomfortable number of homes displaying Teal signs are owned by either Chinese living here or empty homes owned by Chinese nationals. This is worth investigating.”

Interesting, some thoughts…

1. I wouldn’t be surprised if Chinese money was thrown at the STeals, just like I strongly suspect there was a lot of stinky “Soros” money thrown at the STeals, in fact I’m almost ninety-nine percent sure of the stinky Soros connection given the fact that GetUp was a big supporter and contributor to the STeals. I reckon there ‘s a lot of juicy fodder there for some really good investigatory journalism into the STeals, just like there’s a lot of juicy fodder for some good juicy investigatory journalism into the Pell and Porter affairs….but who am I kidding? Lazy progressive journalists aren’t interested in such stories because it doesn’t fit their narrative, in fact I suspect most journalists, particularly the young ones being vomited up by journalism schools, along with the resident scum at The Malcolm Guardian and Nine Newspapers, would strongly support foreign interference if it helped to get rid of a Coalition governments. That, ladies and gentlemen, is where we’re at in 2022.

2. I live in Wentworth and there isn’t a large Chinese or Asian population, in fact Wentworth and Warringah would have to be two of the most white electorates in the country. Wentworth does have a large Jewish vote, the only exotic thing about it. I was stunned by the amount of money spent on Princess Allegra’s campaign. I’ve never seen anything like it. It was cult like and you could see the money being thrown around with gay abandon. Karma Sharma didn’t stand a chance.
I’m very interested in where the money came from, yes a lot did emanate from Svengali Simon but I also have no doubt that there are other highly sinister money trails, the Turnbull family, GetUp, China and so on.

3. I suspect the STeal electorates are gone. Now I’m happy to be proven wrong in 2025, maybe they will be one term wonders given that they’re already revealing themselves to be uber Green when it comes to not just energy, but also immigration and “illegals”. But you know what, I live in a “STeal” electorate and I know just how shallow most of the voters are here. So we’ll see. Though I do reckon that lard-arsed Monique Ryan will be gone in 2025, she’s already proving herself to be an imbecile. But you know what? I don’t want the Liberals winning electorates like Wentworth again with dripping wets like Sharma, Zimmerman, Allen and Martin. They were useless, they were worse than Labor lite, they were Green lite.

4. Now, a few months ago I posted a thread about how the Liberals need to give up the fight about “climate change”. They’ve lost the battle, not that they ever fought the battle to begin with. It’s way too late. I believe the Liberal Party has two options, both involve nuclear. One is that they go nuclear and call out the climate change con and say that net zero emissions was a mistake. Sure, they’ll suffer the consequences but as people’s power bills soar and as they suffer economic misery, people will change even in STeal electorates….OR….they accept the climate change narrative and argue for nuclear energy, something they should have done before the election. I could not believe how the Liberals abandoned its one policy that could have won it an election and then, having accepted net zero emissions, it refused to take nuclear power to an election. It was political suicide. Morrison and the Liberals deserved to lose.

Finally, the truth is that the Liberal Party has been in decline since it won the 2013 election, a timid, scaredy-cat, never knowing whether to be Arthur or Martha. It has long refused to stand up for Liberal values as espoused by Menzies, in fact by 2022, right up to the election, many Liberals from Morrison down and particularly those wet Liberals were more than happy to openly shit on Menzies’ values…just remember how Sharma, Allen, Martin, Zimmerboy crossing the floor to vote against the Religious Discrimination Bill. That was the final nail in the coffin for me and many others. The Liberal Party must return to its values, small government, fiscal responsibility, free speech, religious freedom, individual liberty….or the party must die.

Long rant…apologies.

cohenite
August 6, 2022 2:33 pm

Not in absolute terms but relative compared to older coal plants. Do you know how much less emissions the new plants emit?

A very good question head prefect which is credit to your sharp, shorter brain.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Tech-Science/Tech/Japanese-technology-squeezes-more-power-out-of-coal

Also would these new plants cause the world to rotate any quicker as gerbil warming , we’re told, has become a factor.

This is one of those ideas that are so agnotological they hurt the brain. It’s up there with the Earth is flat and man never landed on the Moon and Bessie Love is not the most beautiful silent actress.

calli
calli
August 6, 2022 2:34 pm

We need a government which treats ALL members of our society with sensitivity and respect.

Except Christians. Especially if they play football. But any will do.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 2:53 pm

You didn’t win any bet as we never bet, you colossal idiot, Turtlehead. We never bet and you’re stupid anyway. You’re just lying like you lied when you claimed to have won 25K on a political bet. Just fuck off, Turtlehead.

Top Ender
Top Ender
August 6, 2022 2:58 pm

I sort of like Krudd arguing for “the voice”.

Being in the top three of Australia’s most useless and disliked prime ministers, he can only push people into not voting for it.

Makka
Makka
August 6, 2022 3:00 pm

Except Christians.

And especially Christian middle aged white straight males. They all deserve to be euthenised, many will say. Because LGBTQI+ XYZ….

areff
areff
August 6, 2022 3:09 pm

Anyone who has seen ‘Nobody’ will recognise it as a movie presenting as a comic book, complete with the genre’s improbable violence — the bus scene and home invasion, for instance, which are spectacularly choreographed, plus wounds that would kill any real-life person in their tracks. You have to accept that sort of thing by suspending belief somewhere near ceiling. Do that and it’s a fun flick with some genuinely amusing moments. Plus it has Bob Odenkirk, of ‘Better Call Saul’, so there’s that too.

Some people, leftoid pedants, simply can’t accept a comic-book story as a comic-book story. This tosser from the New Yorker, for example:

In short, “Nobody” depends upon both a total vacuum of authority and a populace left desperately to its own devices, in the face of sociopaths both amateur (as on the bus) and professional (as under Yulian’s command). The movie’s vision of vigilante survivalism is rigidly gendered: it falls to men to defend women and children by deploying violence against violence.

What makes this fantasy of cowboy-style self-defense so disturbing is that it isn’t limited to the movies. It’s the very same belief system that gets used, in real life, to justify the American obsession with gun ownership. Here, for instance, is Senator Lindsey Graham speaking, this past Sunday, on Fox News: “I own an AR-15. If there’s a natural disaster in South Carolina where the cops can’t protect my neighborhood, my house will be the last one that the gang will come to, because I can defend myself.” Graham, like “Nobody,” imagines a scary batch of outlaws, an “othered” group, against whom private citizens must defend themselves.

In “Nobody,” the two initial intruders are Hispanic, and the overarching “gang” comprises Russian émigrés, but viewers are free to map onto these menacing groups whatever ethnicity they themselves hate and fear. What “Nobody” does, with a sentimental story of family re-bonding and personal self-rediscovery, is to render delusional hate-based violence heartwarming, restorative, and sexy.

Know why the Left is what it is? No sense of humour.

Real Deal
Real Deal
August 6, 2022 3:11 pm

Next morning put it up ion the gamble again 9unless you have a bandsaw) and hacksaw down the backbone to cut the animal in half.
You then cut it into 3 chunks, shoulder/ribs/rear leg.
From there its easy to brake it down into chops/roasts etc.

Forgive me, I thought ‘mole was talking about gender reassignment. This got me concerned.

Makka
Makka
August 6, 2022 3:12 pm

The ONT on Ace throws up some beauts;

https://twitter.com/OntWtf/status/1555705341899309056

Cassie of Sydney
August 6, 2022 3:14 pm

Laurence Fox has posted this in full overnight, “Bad Law : The Rise Of The British Gestapo”….watch it and weep, this shows what happens when a police force is politicised by the progressive left and used to promote progressive gunk like LGBTQI+ ideology. And we can’t laugh, it’s happening here and watching this, I’m reminded of what happened to that pregnant women in Victoria back in 2020.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBY3b6WL4jk

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 3:16 pm

We need a government which treats ALL members of our society with sensitivity and respect.

Especially 5th columns.

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 3:24 pm

I sort of like Krudd arguing for “the voice”.

How to wreck the campaign in 5 minutes!

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
August 6, 2022 3:27 pm

This is exactly what the USA needs on issues.

More crap devolved and open to contestation at a lower level rather than “solved” via the Supremes.

I may not agree with this outcome, but its lot easier to respect it as the will of the residents of a state voting on the issue.

The Guardian view on the Kansas abortion vote: voice of America
This week’s vote to defend women’s rights mirrors US opinion on the issue more generally and may shape the midterm elections

Isnt it better to have this open, voted on and both “sides” able to contest the laws and change them if they can convince the majority they are worthwhile changes?

But in typical Gruinaid style they manage to completely invert what the Supremes did (deliver a controversial issue back to the public/pollies to decide) acting as though they passed a law banning abortions rather than one blanket law making them legal.

In Kansas at least, the justices have not, after all, had the last word. Most of all, this vote was important for the women of the state. But it has two wider implications. The first is that democracy has hit back, not just at the supreme court ruling, but also at the false idea that the court should have the final say in American politics.

Heros in their own lunchboxes.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
August 6, 2022 3:32 pm

We need a government which treats ALL members of our society with sensitivity and respect.”

No we don’t. We shouldn’t respect morons or traitors. Nor should the government.

areff
areff
August 6, 2022 3:34 pm

Zac Kirkup … just saw a tweet saying Matthew Guiy has recruited him to the Vic Libs’ election team.

So stupid it could well be true.

jupes
jupes
August 6, 2022 3:36 pm

The movie’s vision of vigilante survivalism is rigidly gendered: it falls to men to defend women and children by deploying violence against violence.

Welcome to the real world dickhead.

Rabz
August 6, 2022 3:39 pm

Hey Doves, check your email, Squire.

Thought tonight’s radio show would involve a brief introduction and now I feel like I’ve just written a bloody essay.

Prepare some figurative ‘erb, peoples! ?

Rabz
August 6, 2022 3:43 pm

Yak Cockup … just saw a tweet saying Groundhog Guy has recruited him to the Vic Glibs’ election team – so stupid it could well be true.

Please let this be so.

There’s nothing quite so edifying as a slow motion electoral train wreck, or inebriated car crash into some poor Wally’s suburban fence if you’re Dim Whatsisface …

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
August 6, 2022 3:44 pm

Christ Rabz, don’t you start on me too

rosie
rosie
August 6, 2022 3:49 pm

Reminds me I watched about ten minutes of a UK cop show called ‘Cuffs’.
We are quickly introduced to streetwise Asian cop and young handsome did I mention I was gay rookie.
First major incident; white racist kills sweet innocent Asian kid buying saffron for his mum, just because.
The End.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

If the Teals had widespread Chinese support, it could be said that the Liberals were hoist on their own petard, given their immigration policies.

Pauline Hanson, member for Oxley, 10th September 1996

I believe we are in danger of being swamped by Asians.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

JC says: August 6, 2022 at 2:53 pm

You didn’t win any bet as we never bet, you colossal idiot, Turtlehead. We never bet and you’re stupid anyway. You’re just lying like you lied when you claimed to have won 25K on a political bet. Just fuck off, Turtlehead.

What a mature & level-headed comment.

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 6, 2022 4:09 pm

mole

also at the false idea that the court should have the final say in American politics.

Since they infiltrated enough of their own ilk into courts in western nations, the fascist left has stood by that idea. Now, having lost a couple of important battles, they are looking to go back into the streets to fight for (their vision of) democracy. ROFLMAO, they are so transparent.

Top Ender
Top Ender
August 6, 2022 4:22 pm

Daily Tele poll:

IS AUSTRALIA READY FOR AN INDIGENOUS VOICE TO PARLIAMENT?
YES 20 %
NO 80 %
1821 votes

Old bloke
Old bloke
August 6, 2022 4:36 pm

Cassie of Sydney says:
August 6, 2022 at 3:14 pm

Laurence Fox has posted this in full overnight, “Bad Law : The Rise Of The British Gestapo”….watch it and weep, this shows what happens when a police force is politicised by the progressive left…..

To their eternal shame, the British Police in the occupied Channel Islands during WWII rounded up all the Jews living there and handed them over to the Gestapo. Just following orders was their excuse.

There were only six Jews living on the Channel Islands, all of them died in the concentration camps.

There was one particularly poignant case of one woman who was amongst the six, she and her husband were Jewish refugees who moved to England just before the war, and she found employment as a Nanny for a wealthy English family who had a holiday house in the Channel Islands. She accompanied them to their holiday house and was staying there when England declared war on Germany.

The family returned to England but she wasn’t allowed reentry as there was a ban imposed on all foreign nationals entering England after war was declared, so she was stranded on the Channel Islands when the British “Bobbies,” now employed by the Gestapo, came knocking.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 4:51 pm

Welp

If Joe Biden says it’s the President’s job, I guess it is?

From John Talks

https://youtu.be/R2bGXMrmLbc

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2022 4:53 pm

IS AUSTRALIA READY FOR AN INDIGENOUS VOICE TO PARLIAMENT?

Can I just clear this up? Albo is already on record as saying the “voice” will be a purely advisory body, but it would be a brave Government that didn’t follow the advice of said “voice?”

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 6, 2022 4:53 pm

Psays:
August 6, 2022 at 2:20 pm
The U.S. made a breakthrough battery discovery — then gave the technology to China

h/t
https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/status/1555754193956360192

Replying to
@TheLastRefuge2
“First in 2017, as part of a sublicense, and later, in 2021, as part of a license transfer.” Notice the dates. First in 2017 probably refers to BHO’s last day and 2021 is right after Biden got in office.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
August 6, 2022 4:53 pm

To their eternal shame, the British Police in the occupied Channel Islands during WWII rounded up all the Jews living there and handed them over to the Gestapo. Just following orders was their excuse.Thats friggin awful.
just out of interest were they dobbed in by people or was there some sort of record of their being Jews the boxheads accessed?

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 4:53 pm

In Kansas at least, the justices have not, after all, had the last word. Most of all, this vote was important for the women of the state. But it has two wider implications. The first is that democracy has hit back, not just at the supreme court ruling, but also at the false idea that the court should have the final say in American politics.

Yet they do. Kansas legislation is now subject to both rulings with all of the persuasiveness but not ratio of the higher court.

Winston Smith
August 6, 2022 4:58 pm

Bin on Old Fredde:
Winston Smithsays:
August 6, 2022 at 2:33 pm
The blog is so rooted with tech problems.

The blog needs updating and its own site?
So how about we take up a collection?
I’ll donate the $2 that JC owes me for the bet he lost about inflation and growth that he is trying to weasel out of by moving the goal posts with reference to year on year rolling averages.
squeak squeak …sounds of flagposts moving…

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
August 6, 2022 4:58 pm

OldOzziesays:
August 6, 2022 at 4:53 pm
Psays:
August 6, 2022 at 2:20 pm
The U.S. made a breakthrough battery discovery — then gave the technology to China

I think they are covered for this one, as some of the climate treaties pretty well mandate transfers of energy saving/storing etc tech.

https://unfccc.int/topics/climate-technology/the-big-picture/what-is-technology-development-and-transfer
Developing and transferring technologies to support national action on climate change has been an essential element from the beginning of the UNFCCC process. In 1992, when countries established the Convention, they included specific provisions on technology with the aim of achieving the ultimate objective of the Convention. The Convention notes that all Parties shall promote and cooperate in the development and transfer of technologies that reduce emissions of GHGs. It also urges developed country Parties to take all practicable steps to promote, facilitate and finance the transfer of, or access to, climate technologies to other Parties, particularly to developing countries. Furthermore, the Convention states that the extent to which developing country Parties will effectively implement their commitments will depend on the effective implementation by developed country Parties of their commitments under the Convention related to financial resources and transfer of technology.

I have no doubt 10% for the big guy was achieved, but they can point to this and pretend they are just awesome global citizens..

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 4:59 pm

To their eternal shame, the British Police in the occupied Channel Islands during WWII rounded up all the Jews living there and handed them over to the Gestapo.

There’s no need to be concerned about police, ever.

calli
calli
August 6, 2022 5:00 pm

Anti-Semitism was very much a “thing” in pre-war Britain. The fact that Jews were rounded up in the Channel Isles doesn’t surprise me one iota.

It has been running in the background all my life, even here in Australia. From a very early age I rejected it utterly and absolutely.

Just as well I did, as it turns out.

Winston Smith
August 6, 2022 5:02 pm

Winston Smithsays:
August 6, 2022 at 3:45 pm
Timothy Neilson:

A Voice to parliament would be an advisory body only and would not involve reparations to Indigenous Australians, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says.

We don’t trust these bastards.

Then why does the referendum wording give parliament the ability to determine the “powers” of the “voice”?

And this is one reason why.

…and which states of Australia are still in a State of Emergency?

Winston Smith
August 6, 2022 5:03 pm

Winston Smithsays:
August 6, 2022 at 3:59 pm
Eyrie:

They built 21 B-2’s. One was crashed on takeoff leaving 20. Knew a lady who worked on the wind tunnel when they were building it. Have a genuine Northrop model shop display model of one on the shelf above me .

I loved building these kits when I was a kid, but eyesight and coordination are preventing me from taking up the hobby again.
Any machinists know how difficult it would be to carve one out of aluminium on, say, a 5 axis machine?
I appreciate the difficulty would be in the programming but.

Winston Smith
August 6, 2022 5:04 pm

Winston Smithsays:
August 6, 2022 at 4:09 pm
Patrick Kelly:

The Treasury’s answer to economic problems seems to be to increase
GDP (ie tax base) via increased immigration. This has been an ongoing policy under all governments. What does it do for Australians?

The increased cost of the immigrants lurks and perks mean our people are taxed harder and cannot afford as many kids.
It’s about replacement, essentially.

Winston Smith
August 6, 2022 5:05 pm

Winston Smithsays:
August 6, 2022 at 4:11 pm
ZK2A:

The Hiroshima/Nagasaki attacks unit. I wonder if any of their aircraft is named Enola Gay or Bocks Car?

Could you imagine the inter generational trauma, that that would cause the “woke?”

Worthwhile doing for that purpose alone.

Winston Smith
August 6, 2022 5:06 pm

Winston Smithsays:
August 6, 2022 at 4:25 pm
Dover Beach:

I’m going to text my friend Alex Jones how much I, along with countless millions of people, are proud of him for that answer.

I couldn’t understand his answer and there are no subtitles.
What did Alex Jones say?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 6, 2022 5:07 pm

Opinion piece from a vaccinated Australian writer

An opinion piece from a vaccinated Australian writer, that is equally relevant in NZ.

Yes its long, but I hope that some take a few minutes to read, it’s profound and wise.

And it makes me wonder about the truth of those early reports of the pandemic around the world …. how much did the media manipulate us and why?

“If Covid was a battlefield it would still be warm with the bodies of the unvaccinated. Thankfully the mandates are letting up and both sides of the war stumble back to the new normal.

The unvaccinated are the heroes of the last two years as they allowed us all to have a control group in the great experiment and highlight the shortcoming of the Covid vaccines.

The unvaccinated carry many battle scars and injuries as they are the people we tried to mentally break, yet no one wants to talk about what we did to them and what they forced “The Science“ to unveil.

We knew that the waning immunity of the fully vaccinated had the same risk profile as others within society as the minority of the unvaccinated, yet we marked them for special persecution.

You see we said they had not “done the right thing for the greater good” by handing their bodies and medical autonomy over to the State.

Many of the so-called health experts and political leaders in Australia admitted the goal was to make life almost unlivable for the unvaccinated, which was multiplied many times by the collective mob, with the fight taken into workplaces, friendships, and family gatherings.

Read on

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 6, 2022 5:09 pm

It also urges developed country Parties to take all practicable steps to promote, facilitate and finance the transfer of, or access to, climate technologies to other Parties, particularly to developing countries.

Chainerr is one of the biggest economies in the world, has probably the largest industrial base, has a major space program, nuclear weapons, ICBMs, the second largest navy, and probably the largest army in the world. The idea that it is a “developing nation” is beyond farcical.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 5:12 pm

Shanghai has a population nearing Australia and likely more industry.

In reality, Australia on the other hand is a seriously underdeveloped country.

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2022 5:13 pm

A Voice to parliament would be an advisory body only and would not involve reparations to Indigenous Australians, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says.

And “there will be no carbon tax under a government I lead.”

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 5:13 pm

Who offered up the Channel Island Jews? Looks like everyone got in the act.

Undoubtedly exactly the same would happen in Australia based on the last two years.

https://apnews.com/article/b5c92acdaa2c47364a9922aba245e7c3

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 5:14 pm

Damn.

Shanghai is bigger than Australia in population.

We’re an obscurity with a lot of land.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 6, 2022 5:14 pm

Solar farms rake in riches amid volatile energy market

Booming wholesale electricity prices have provided a windfall for solar farms exposed to the merchant market, as risky moves to build projects without sales contracts from customers are paying off handsomely.

Revenues for some large-scale solar plants are likely to have been about 10 times higher in the past few months compared to a year or two ago, according to estimates by consultancy Rystad Energy, which tracks the development and performance of renewable energy ventures.

“It’s been a record in terms of any metric we go back by,” said David Dixon, a senior analyst at Rystad.

He said although there had recent spikes in wholesale prices in the National Electricity Market, such as during the black summer bushfires in 2019-20 and in the middle of last year, the past few months had eclipsed previous records as the gas price had “gone to the moon”.

Wholesale prices averaged a record $264 per megawatt hour (MWh) in the NEM in the June quarter, more than triple the average in either the March quarter or last year’s June quarter, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator. Prices traded above $100/MWh 86 per cent of the time, compared to 14 per cent a year earlier.

Oliver Yates, chief executive of Sentient Impact Group, which has three solar farms fully exposed to the merchant market, said the projects “performed well” over the quarter.

“However, it is also worth noting that the market dynamics have cut both ways for the fund [Sentient’s Solar Asset Fund],” he said. “We saw significantly less in the way for returns for our investors this time last year.”

The benefit of zero fuel costs

Turnover on the NEM has surged to record levels because of the escalation in prices since April, amid a wave of coal power outages and a sustained spike in gas prices.

NEM turnover between May and July was about $18.3 billion, more than the total turnover last year, according to Cornwall Insight Australia. The monthly turnover of between $5 billion and $6.8 billion during that time was about five times higher than the typical $1.2 billion.

Although the extreme prices were across the board, merchant solar farms – such as wind plants – benefited from zero fuel costs, despite ongoing instances of near-zero or negative prices around midday.

That translates into massive increases in average prices for solar farms without power purchase agreements (PPAs), long-term deals with customers that fix prices at typically $50 to $60 a megawatt hour. PPA offers two years ago were as low as sub-$40/MWh for a 10-year deal, but have since climbed to about $70/MWh, according to one source.

The Limondale solar farm in NSW owned by Germany’s RWE received an average price in June of about $256 per megawatt hour of output, up from the sub-$50/MWh levels typical in 2020 which included several months closer to $30/MWh, according to Rystad’s Mr Dixon.

The numbers assume that all output from the project was sold on the merchant market, something that Rystad cannot be absolutely certain of, although no PPAs have been announced. RWE could not be reached to comment.

‘Short-term phenomenon’

Rystad’s analysis shows a similar stellar performance for the Yarranlea solar farm in Queensland owned by China-based solar equipment supplier Risen Energy, the newer Glenrowan West venture in Victoria owned by German family investment company Wirtgen, and others.

It estimates up to 30 per cent of utility-scale PV capacity under construction or in operation is not contracted, although others estimate a lower figure.

Dylan McConnell at The University of Melbourne’s Climate and Energy College said there was likely to be very little fully merchant solar capacity, but that most plants would have some degree of spot exposure.

He said the recent buoyant prices offset what would likely have been minimal or potentially negative results when prices were much lower.

“It’s worth keeping in mind that in the last one to two years, the value of merchant solar was extremely low [and in some cases negative],” Dr McConnell said.

“There were months in the last year or so that the value of utility solar in South Australia was actually negative; the whole of quarter four of 2021 had a negative value.”

Clean Energy Council chief executive Kane Thornton said the extreme pricing of recent months was “a relatively short-term phenomenon” for assets with a life of perhaps 20 or 25 years, and that the longer-term outlook was more important.

“They’d be pleased with higher revenue in the short term, but they are probably more concerned with the levels of market volatility and what does it mean for the stability of the market in the long term” he said.

Mr Thornton said the dramatic market interventions of recent months – including the nine-day suspension of the wholesale market in June – created anxiety and risk for investors, offsetting some of the positive effect of higher merchant prices.

“There are still investors looking very carefully at their projects,” he said. “If you take a 15 or 20 year view, there’s an enormous need for new investment in the country and the price signals are there to bring them through. So, the outlook continues to improve, but there are some short-term challenges that are pretty complex.”

‘Measurable impact on society’

Anton Rohner, chief executive of ACEN Renewables which is building the $600 million, 400-megawatt New England solar farm in NSW, said the key reason to build the plant on a fully merchant basis was to ensure it was online in time to help replace AGL’s closing Liddell coal generator.

“We decided to build on merchant risk because we wanted to get things built and decarbonise Australia: if we had waited for a PPA, we might still be waiting,” he said. “We try not to price in the volatility [of prices], we try to take a very reasonable view of the future.”

Sentient’s Mr Yates said the Solar Asset Fund, which holds the merchant plants, commenced at a time when PPAs were priced “very low” and most were less than 10 years in length, leaving exposure in any case to wholesale pricing.

“Our goal with this investment – alongside our others – is to ensure both commercial return for our investors and fund projects that have a measurable positive impact on society and the environment,” he said.

Mr Yates said the strategy of taking on merchant risk was an expectation of price volatility during the energy market transition, potentially allowing for better returns over the long term. Also, the solar farms could be built more quickly, without having to wait for a long-term contract which can take years.

“We are excited about the opportunities in the clean energy sector and are currently exploring several of them,” he said.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
August 6, 2022 5:16 pm

Oh come on man.

You dont think the Dems would use a treaty signed with the commie UN to grease the skids to hand commie China valuable tech do you?

Just spitballing here but i wonder which US legislators kids are involved in the transfer and how much money they made.

Makka
Makka
August 6, 2022 5:18 pm

The Treasury’s answer to economic problems seems to be to increase
GDP (ie tax base) via increased immigration. This has been an ongoing policy under all governments. What does it do for Australians?

It successfully suppresses wage growth here, which right now is killing every working class household in Australia.

It also successfully allows Business to minimize investing in training and development of young Aussies.

It also successfully diverts company revenues from expenses (higher wages and training) into bottom profits and thereby expanding fat cat exec bonuses and share perks. It also increases the $ tax haul.

Aussie crony capitalism at work. What’s not to like?

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2022 5:19 pm

France is experiencing a severe drought which has seen 100 municipalities requiring drinking water to be trucked in. Iirc, they spent the ’90s blowing up a dozen or so dams to restore environmental river flows.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 5:20 pm

The increased cost of the immigrants lurks and perks mean our people are taxed harder and cannot afford as many kids.

No, this has been going on since Whitlam. You just have to look at the size of government since then. In the early 1980s immigration was low but spending increased along with housing prices – imperative to family formation and “actualised” fertility.

We’re taxed harder because numpties push silly ideas like MMT.

Immigration used to have clear net benefit – regardless of being replaced or not. In recent years, immigrant quality has declined markedly.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2022 5:21 pm

Rogersays:

August 6, 2022 at 5:19 pm

France is experiencing a severe drought which has seen 100 municipalities requiring drinking water to be trucked in.

Let them drink Coke.

Bluey
Bluey
August 6, 2022 5:22 pm

Dotsays:
August 6, 2022 at 5:14 pm
Damn.

Shanghai is bigger than Australia in population.

We’re an obscurity with a lot of land.

To put it in perspective, Australia is about the same geographical size as the contiguous 48 states of the USA. With 1/10th the population.

Makka
Makka
August 6, 2022 5:24 pm

Immigration used to have clear net benefit

Zero benefits this century , dotty. It was invaluable to us post-war, especially the cultural benefits. That came to an end by the 80’s. Since then our immigration policies and immigrant sources have become been a shit show.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 5:24 pm

The size of government is why we have expensive, nearly unaffordable housing – just like Europe.

45% of a new home price is typically fees, charges, levies and taxes to government.

That directly affects family formation, fertility and when you can retire.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2022 5:25 pm

To put it in perspective, Australia is about the same geographical size as the contiguous 48 states of the USA. With 1/10th the population.

There middle bit is more productive than ours.

Winston Smith
August 6, 2022 5:26 pm

Flingduk:

The west has been bankrupt for decades – neither side of politics cares about debt anymore, the only end to this is collapse and start again. Hopefully, after that, diligence, productivity and prudence again become the assets they truly are, and dependence and failure cease to be desirable ‘virtues’

Well, that’s one convert this year.
🙂

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2022 5:27 pm

There middle bit is more productive than ours.

I was going to say.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
August 6, 2022 5:28 pm

In recent years, immigrant quality has declined markedly.

Dont be silly.

Every one of them arrives with a pristine credit rating and ends up borrowing $500,000++ to buy a property.
Its an awesome stream of revenue for our betters.

Not like those horrible people already here, the ones we crushed the businesses of with arbitrary regulation changes/2 years lockdown and taxes. They cant borrow jack shit cos they are a bad risk..

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 5:29 pm

Immigration used to have clear net benefit – regardless of being replaced or not. In recent years, immigrant quality has declined markedly.

I’m not sure about that, Dot. I think the quality has improved where now, immigrants have to pass an English proficiency test as well as a disguised IQ test, which is dressed up as English proficiency.

Our fertility rate is dreadful.
No medical advances over the next decade or two will impact this appalling decline.

The young are very unlikely to support the old folk as before and there’s going to be hell to pay.
Like it or not, immigration is the only way to address this.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 6, 2022 5:36 pm

Just got Simply Energy Monthly Electricity bill having received the following notification 18 June 22

Dear Sir,

At Simply Energy, we work hard to keep our prices low all year round. But like all energy retailers, sometimes we need to review our costs based on changes to things like wholesale energy prices and network charges. This is one of those times so, here goes.

Changes to your energy charges
From 1 July 2022 your electricity and gas charges will change.

Based on your past usage, we estimate the change in your electricity prices will increase your bill by $1,029.00 per year.

Based on your past usage, we estimate the change in your gas prices will increase your bill by $1,076.00 per year.

What this means for you

Your new rates are on the next page.

But don’t worry, there’ll be no changes to your discounts, rebates, or concessions (where applicable – 26% NRMA Electricity – 18% Gas).

And just so you know, there are no exit fees payable.

This offer is 1% less than the reference price as at the 1 July 2022.

We estimate that an average residential customer in Ausgrid with a usage of 3900kWh in the first 12 months on this energy plan would pay $1493, based on the rates for Dom TOU – TOU set out below. This estimate includes GST and Changes to your electricity charges

Current Charges New Charges effective 1 July 2022

Supply Charge 0.98802 $/day Supply Charge 0.99440 $/day
Off-Peak 0.16225 $/kWh Off-Peak 0.23903 $/kWh
Peak 0.63184 $/kWh Peak 0.93093 $/kWh
Shoulder 0.23980 $/kWh Shoulder 0.35332 $/kWh

(All rates are GST Inclusive)

any conditional discounts or credits. Your actual bills may differ depending on your actual usage and any future price changes. This offer only applies to residential customers on this tariff. The reference price for your network and tariff is $1512

Note the Statement – This offer is 1% less than the reference price as at the 1 July 2022.

When you go to https://www.energymadeeasy.gov.au/plan?id=SIM422217SRD1&postcode=2092

Simply Energy – NSW Simply Standing Offer

Pricing – All rates are GST inclusive

Price summary – Time of use tariff

General charges
Daily supply charge 105.68 cents/day
Time of use usage rates 20.79 to 54.97 cents/kWh
Solar feed-in
8 cents/kWh exported

Time of use charges
Usage charges:
Mon-Fri |
Weekends

Winter Peak: 01 Jun – 31 Aug
Peak | 1700 – 2059
Off-Peak | 2200 – 0659
Shoulder | 0700 – 1659
Shoulder | 2100 – 2159
Peak Off-Peak Shoulder
54.97c/kWh 20.79c/kWh 27.41c/kWh

Someone seems to me to be telling Porkies – Am I Wrong?

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2022 5:37 pm

Our fertility rate is dreadful.

Except among the religious, which is why the future belongs to them.

(And I’m not referring only to Muslims here.)

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
August 6, 2022 5:38 pm

And as a matter of principle, why would you not want abortion to be illegal across the US but only in your state?

Because its far better for the differences to be contested openly and endlessly than to just try to tamp it down until it sends people mad.

Nearest similarity (and its not hugely near) would be the Dred Scott where seeking to make a final judgement on a contentious issue it arguably made civil war inevitable.

Although Taney and several other justices hoped the decision would permanently settle the slavery controversy, which was increasingly dividing the American public, the decision’s effect was the opposite.[9] Taney’s majority opinion suited the slaveholding states, but was intensely decried in all the other states.[4] The decision inflamed the national debate over slavery and deepened the divide that led ultimately to the American Civil War.

I can hold the position its moraly wrong to support or have an abortion but at the same time think its better contested than settled either way.

A free for all (largely) since RvW eventually became unsupportable, I suspect a ban on abortion would suffer the same fate as endless “pregnant 10 year olds” are produced to chip away at it.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
August 6, 2022 5:39 pm

Sorry, that little extract was from the wiki..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Scott_v._Sandford

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2022 5:40 pm

Someone seems to me to be telling Porkies – Am I Wrong?

Albo has gone very quiet on his election promise to lower electricity bills for the voters.
It’s a mystery.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 6, 2022 5:40 pm

John Connor II
August 6, 2022 at 1:56 pm · Reply
Wind Turbine Collapses: ‘Leaking Oil Everywhere!’

On Sunday, puzzled Swedish journalist and political commentator Peter Imanuelsen tweeted the news: “A wind power turbine just collapsed in Sweden”, says CNS News.
“People are being warned to keep their distance because…it is now leaking oil everywhere! “Wait, these “green” wind turbines use oil???”

In Sweden, a turbine at one of Europe’s largest and newest onshore wind farms collapsed on Saturday, RECHARGE News reports: “A turbine fell at the 475MW Nysäter project in northern Sweden around midday on Saturday”, said a statement on the project’s website.
[snip]

Patricia Pitsel, Ph.D., Principal at Pitsel & Associates Ltd. estimates that the typical wind farm requires about 12,000 gallons of oil: “Right now the average wind farm is about 150 turbines. Each wind turbine needs 80 gallons of oil as lubricant and we’re not talking about vegetable oil, this is a PAO synthetic oil based on crude… 12,000 gallons of it. That oil needs to be replaced once a year.

“It is estimated that a little over 3,800 turbines would be needed to power a city the size of New York… That’s 304,000 gallons of refined oil for just one city.”

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/wind-turbine-collapses-leaking-oil-everywhere

OIL!!!??? In clean green power systems!!!???
I thought they were using pink-Unicorn jelly…??

P
P
August 6, 2022 5:41 pm
rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 5:43 pm

The young are very unlikely to support the old folk as before and there’s going to be hell to pay.
Like it or not, immigration is the only way to address this.

I’m not so sure, we are in a vicious feedback loop built by government immigration policies. Young Australians are criticised whilst by being taxed into oblivion and paying more for housing than pretty much anyone on the planet.

There’s plenty of ways the looming problem could have been fixed without the swamping of Australia. Remember when workers used to get a tax deduction based on the number of kids?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

To put it in perspective, Australia is about the same geographical size as the contiguous 48 states of the USA. With 1/10th the population.

According to the internet (which is never wrong) it’s more like 1/13th
As a guide to how densely populated the mainland states are, if you’re in Texas on any day of the year, there’s a rodeo happening within 50 miles of you.

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 5:47 pm

OIL!!!??? In clean green power systems!!!???

Just wait until one of the offshore ones spits a shaft seal and drops the gearbox lubrication onto a pod of dolphins!

Cassie of Sydney
August 6, 2022 5:49 pm

“Judith Durham”

Sad, sad, sad. My favourite Seeker’s song….”The Carnival is Over”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ZipKdI1sY

Feeling nostalgic for an Australia that’s gone. It was a better place.

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2022 5:51 pm

Judith Durham…what a voice.

A big part of the soundtrack of my childhood. Thanks for the music!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2022 5:52 pm

if you’re in Texas on any day of the year, there’s a rodeo happening within 50 miles of you.

Texas is awesome.

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 5:52 pm

There middle bit is more productive than ours.

Australia is more analogous to Argentina with respect to arable land area.

That being said, we’ve only had a pretty mild attempt at terraforming this dust bowl. We should flood lake Eyre and see what happens.

Eyrie
Eyrie
August 6, 2022 5:52 pm

Any machinists know how difficult it would be to carve one out of aluminium on, say, a 5 axis machine?
I appreciate the difficulty would be in the programming but.

Winston, there are machines that will measure the surface of a part and store the result. Only programming will be to adjust to desired scale. Although my model does say copyright Northrop 1989.

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 5:53 pm

Feeling nostalgic for an Australia that’s gone. It was a better place.

No shit.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 5:55 pm

Imagine paying 45% of a new home as tax, then the mortgage to service this is leftover after a likely minimum of 20% income tax, GST on non-essentials and excise taxes of around 50% on fuel, beer, smokes but also tariffs on items like new cars – and then you have the duty to pay land rates on your home you just bought.

Seems like something you would read in Kafka about an oppressive communist government.

Makka
Makka
August 6, 2022 5:55 pm

We should flood lake Eyre and see what happens.

Joh wanted to turn a large chunk of the Burdekin back inland to fill inland Qld with water. He was shouted down and laughed at.

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 5:58 pm

45% of a new home price is typically fees, charges, levies and taxes to government.

Not to mention that government is responsible for artificial restriction of housing land supply, and delays the delivery of every single house by 6 months thanks to grinding bureaucracy.

Makka
Makka
August 6, 2022 5:59 pm

Not to mention that government is responsible for artificial restriction of housing land supply,

Yes, the Land Banks are huge donors to both the majors.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 6, 2022 6:01 pm

The Coming War Over Taiwan

With its global power at a peak and domestic problems mounting, China is likelier than ever before to make good on its threats.

The U.S. is running out of time to prevent a cataclysmic war in the Western Pacific. While the world has been focused on Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, Xi Jinping appears to be preparing for an even more consequential onslaught against Taiwan. Mr. Xi’s China is fueled by a dangerous mix of strength and weakness: Faced with profound economic, demographic and strategic problems, it will be tempted to use its burgeoning military power to transform the existing order while it still has the opportunity.

This peaking-power syndrome—the tendency for rising states to become more aggressive as they become more fearful of impending decline—has caused some of the bloodiest wars in history. Unless the U.S. and its allies act quickly, it could trigger a conflict that would make the war in Ukraine look minor by comparison.

No one can say we didn’t see it coming. Just this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid a high-profile visit to Taiwan, and Beijing responded by encircling the island with several days of live-fire military exercises. For the past decade, China’s factories have churned out ammunition and put warships to sea faster than any country since World War II. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) regularly practices missile strikes on mock-ups of Taiwanese ports and U.S. aircraft carriers, and PLA vessels and aircraft menace Taiwan’s territorial waters and airspace several times a week. The regime has issued bloodcurdling threats toward the island and countries that might come to its aid. “Those who play with fire will perish by it,” Mr. Xi told President Joe Biden last week. Senior U.S. officials warn that China might attack Taiwan in the next half-decade, possibly even in the next 18 months.

Beijing’s belligerence might look like the mark of an ascendant superpower. But the reality is more complex. China isn’t so much a rising state as a peaking power, one that has acquired fearsome coercive capabilities—and soaring power ambitions—but now faces worsening challenges at home and abroad.

Such a combination of aspiration and anxiety can be explosive. From ancient times to the present, once-rising powers have taken up arms when their fortunes faded, their enemies multiplied, and they felt they had to lunge for glory or lose their chance forever. Fast-growing countries have responded to economic slumps with reckless expansion. Revisionist states that find themselves cornered by rivals often use force to break the ring. The ghastliest wars of the last century were started not by rising, optimistic powers but by countries—such as Germany in 1914 or Japan in 1941—that had crested and begun to decline. Now China is following this arc—an exhilarating rise followed by the prospect of a hard fall.

Thanks to decades of rapid growth, China boasts the world’s largest economy (measured by purchasing power parity), navy by number of ships and conventional missile force. Chinese investments span the globe, and Beijing is pushing for primacy in crucial technologies. Chinese leaders are dreaming some very big dreams: They want to absorb Taiwan, make the Western Pacific a Chinese lake and carve out a vast economic empire across the global south—all part of the “national rejuvenation” that will return China to its former place as the most powerful country on Earth. In the West, pundits breathlessly warn that Beijing will soon be number one.

Look closer, however, and China’s future doesn’t seem so bright. Once-torrid growth had already slowed dramatically before Covid-19 compelled the government to lock down major cities indefinitely. Water, farmland and energy resources are becoming scarce. Thanks to the legacy of its one-child policy, China is approaching demographic catastrophe: It will lose 70 million working-age individuals over the next decade while gaining 120 million senior citizens. And whereas the outside world once aided China’s rise, now advanced democracies are kicking Chinese firms out of their financial markets, strangling China’s tech giant Huawei, boosting military spending and creating multilateral coalitions to check Beijing’s expansion. Mr. Xi may tout the rise of the East and the decline of the West, but behind the scenes, Chinese government reports paint pessimistic pictures of slowing growth at home and surging anti-Chinese sentiment abroad.

In the long term, China’s woes will make it less competitive. It probably can’t outpace America in a superpower marathon, let alone America plus its allies. But in the near-term, we should expect a more dangerous China—one that gambles big to reshape the balance of power before its window closes.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 6:02 pm

Roger says:
August 6, 2022 at 5:37 pm

Our fertility rate is dreadful.

Except among the religious, which is why the future belongs to them.

(And I’m not referring only to Muslims here.)

Roger, would even 15% of the Australian population be religious adherents? Again not including muzzos. Outside of Catholicism and Evangelicals Christians, the rest don’t really believe in God any longer and the former faithful are attached to the green movement.

Eyrie
Eyrie
August 6, 2022 6:04 pm

That being said, we’ve only had a pretty mild attempt at terraforming this dust bowl. We should flood lake Eyre and see what happens.

Hear, hear. This continent badly needs terraforming. Now, about those gum trees….

Winston Smith
August 6, 2022 6:04 pm

Knuckle Dragger:

Slash and burn is the only way out, but it won’t happen.

Oh, but it will.

“That which cannot endure, will not endure.”

People thought August of 1929 was pretty good too.

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2022 6:04 pm

Roger, would even 15% of the Australian population be religious adherents?

The migrants are, JC.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 6:06 pm

What a mature & level-headed comment.

Thanks for the heads up Driller Appreciate the positive. Pumping away the beer at the moment?

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 6:09 pm

The migrants are, JC.

Which ones. The tattooed Italian sheilas or the French ones working restaurants. They don’t appear to be the motherly types. 🙂

calli
calli
August 6, 2022 6:12 pm

We should flood lake Eyre and see what happens.

Salt water. Depends on how much fresh water you need to dilute it for agriculture, and how far the lake would extend to do it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 6, 2022 6:15 pm

Where’s Wally?
I was going to take the effort to read one of his offerings and offer up a critique.

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2022 6:16 pm

Which ones. The tattooed Italian sheilas or the French ones working restaurants. They don’t appear to be the motherly types. ?

The Indians, the ME ones (Muslim & Christian), the non-Chinese Asians & the Africans.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2022 6:21 pm

Correctamundo.
Now dump Kean-By-Name-Stupid-By-Nature.
And build some coal plants.

‘We cannot be Labor lite’: Perrottet pushes new vision for next election (Sky News, 6 Aug)

Eyrie
Eyrie
August 6, 2022 6:22 pm

calli, it’s the evaporation changing things downwind, not the lake itself for irrigation.

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2022 6:23 pm

Your young Italian & French ladies are likely here on working holiday visas.

calli
calli
August 6, 2022 6:29 pm

Yes, Eyrie. That’s why I spoke of extension. If the landform is not conducive to the type of capacity that reduces evaporation, you will always have a highly saline environment.

How do you make this vast expanse deeper?

Rabz
August 6, 2022 6:29 pm

they go nookular and call out the climate change con and say that net zero emissions was a mistake. Sure, they’ll suffer the consequences but as people’s power bills soar and as they suffer economic misery, people will change even in STeal electorates

err, Cassie, the entire point is that electrickery becomes a luxury which is only affordable by the “rich”, being as they are, collectivist hypocrites.

They’ve not been hiding this – it is their “agenda”, such as it is. You will:

Exist in a pod
Eat the bugs
Own nothing
And be happy …

Or else. 😕

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2022 6:32 pm

Has anyone had any problems today?

All good here.

Thanks for your efforts, dover.

Rabz
August 6, 2022 6:34 pm

From 1978 – an excellent summation of where we exist now.

Orwell’s Boot.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2022 6:34 pm

Has anyone had any problems today?

Loud and clear, thank you, Dover.

Rabz
August 6, 2022 6:35 pm

Has anyone had any problems today?

err, yes Rog – trying to describe tonight’s radio show subject matter.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
August 6, 2022 6:36 pm

All good here.

Thanks for your efforts, dover.

Sama sama.

Even the posting speed are better.

Old bloke
Old bloke
August 6, 2022 6:37 pm

thefrollickingmole says:
August 6, 2022 at 4:53 pm

just out of interest were they dobbed in by people or was there some sort of record of their being Jews the boxheads accessed?

I don’t know Moley, I doubt that there was any sort of official registration, I’d imagine that information came from dobbers. We’ve witnessed the Dobbers in action here over the past two years, neighbours dobbing in people who have visitors during lockdown, or in breach of some other fascist Covid regulation.

Nasty people the lot of them (dobbers and antisemites).

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2022 6:39 pm

err, yes Rog – trying to describe tonight’s radio show subject matter.

Sorry, Rabz…not into reggae, etc.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 6, 2022 6:42 pm

Personal defibrillator gains CE certification

A Sydney-based medical device start-up, Rapid Response Revival (RRR), has secured European regulatory approval for its personal automated external defibrillator (AED), CellAED.

The CE mark is the sign of approval from European regulators, recognised by all Member States of the European Economic Area. When it comes to highly complicated devices that sustain life like an AED, CE certification is validation that the device meets the highest international benchmarks for design, use and safety.

Since the company’s establishment, RRR has revolutionised AED technology, with the culmination of work resulting in the creation of CellAED to improve the chances of survival for people suffering an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Globally, more than six million people die every year from sudden cardiac arrest.

While early defibrillation saves lives, more than 80% of these deaths occur in homes. Currently, the cost of AEDs makes ownership of these life-saving devices prohibitive for most households. This is a major contributor to the low survival rate of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which has been estimated to be as low as less than 1% globally.

CellAED was created to make AEDs more accessible, portable and easy to use, so that more people have access to an AED in those critical first few minutes following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. For every minute without defibrillation and CPR, the chances of being revived following a cardiac arrest drops 10%.

Compared to existing AEDs, CellAED is much smaller and lighter, so much so that it can be carried in a handbag or briefcase. Designed to be easy to use under pressure, CellAED’s simple Snap, Peel and Stick instructions allow for fast deployment in an emergency. CellAED is also fully automated, delivering shocks when they’re needed to keep a patient’s heart beating in the moments it takes before emergency first responders arrive.

Most AEDs available today cost more than $2000 each — up to 10 times what it will cost to buy a CellAED device.

https://rapidresponserevival.com/cellaed/

Pre Ordered at $359 – https://cellaed.io/au

Rabz
August 6, 2022 6:43 pm

I’m disappointed, Squire. You should drop over there regardless. You might find your seemingly hard set o’pinions changing. 🙂

Winston Smith
August 6, 2022 6:44 pm

Doc Faustus:

Forecast: Doomed, to very doomed.

In less than ten minutes, I was able to think of a viable plan to demolish these windfarms at minimal cost. They are indefensible at any realistic price.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2022 6:44 pm

Dover – I don’t know whether it’s a victory or a mirage but I just hit refresh instinctively after reading another website just now and it worked; for the first time I can remember in weeks. Also the sidebar comment links worked – just tested that.

I was having the usual issues earlier, so whatever you and your webhost guy have been doing looks very promising.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2022 6:46 pm

And that worked too: the comment went up and I immediately saw it. That’s an extremely welcome sign!

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 6, 2022 6:46 pm

Zac Kirkup … just saw a tweet saying Matthew Guiy has recruited him to the Vic Libs’ election team.

Could be a version of FILTH – FPTM Failed in Perth Try Melbourne.

Rabz
August 6, 2022 6:47 pm

No matter what you might have thought of the individual at the centre of this song‘s subject matter – it remains a magnificent anthem.

Jerry Dammers – a cultural hero, despite his other faults.

There, I’ve said it. So sue me.

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 6, 2022 6:50 pm

An ethnic branch stack is so much more socially acceptable.

Roger
Roger
August 6, 2022 6:54 pm

I’m disappointed, Squire. You should drop over there regardless. You might find your seemingly hard set o’pinions changing. ?

Hope it goes well.

Just not my cup of tea.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2022 6:55 pm

No matter what you might have thought of the individual at the centre of this song‘s subject matter – it remains a magnificent anthem.

FREE NELSON MANDELA!!!!!

WITH EVERY PURCHASE OVER TWENTY RAND!!!!!

Cassie of Sydney
August 6, 2022 6:56 pm

Anyone who orders me to…

“Exist in a pod
Eat the bugs
Own nothing
And be happy …”

Can FUCK OFF.

Oh and “bugs” are not and never will be kosher.

Rabz
August 6, 2022 6:57 pm

Heathens.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 6, 2022 6:58 pm

Rabz – Agree entirely. My favourite is this one, which was closing anthem for the movie Cry Freedom.

Sad that RSA has gone the way it has. Not surprised since the Marxists got in. But sad.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
August 6, 2022 6:59 pm

Yeah reggae has never been close to my heart- I just can never catch the passion that the band is really digging deep to express something vital.
Having said… I’m taking it as a challenge to dig through the crates and pick out some good pop songs and/or historic production numbers.
There was a “from the vaults” top five on rage a few years back- don’t remember the year, but it was solid reggae informed. Musical Youth (fair enough, Jamaicans), Bob Marley, Blondie, The Clash, Elvis Costello. All good pop writers, apart of course from Pass The Dutchie, a mindless anthem to the mindless brain cooking by kids on de erb.

Winston Smith
August 6, 2022 7:00 pm

Sancho Panzer:

Have a look at the towers on the cliffs at Cape Bridgewater.
Bleeding rust.
And I can’t imagine what might be in an offshore turbine maintenance EBA.

I wasn’t able to find a video with rust, but did find one with a new issue – to me.
Flicker.
I want the foreshore of Sydney and the water out to 5 Km covered in these bloody things.
They’ll have a fit.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 6, 2022 7:00 pm

Toto Wolff ‘signs off’ Fernando Alonso move as Lewis Hamilton replacement theory tabled
FERNANDO ALONSO will be powered by Mercedes for the first time in 15 years next season…</stro
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An interesting theory has emerged regarding Toto Wolff’s decision to sign off Fernando Alonso’s return to the Mercedes engine family. Alonso will leave Alpine for Aston Martin in 2023, and there are now suggestions that Wolff could already be preparing for Lewis Hamilton’s retirement.

Aston Martin join McLaren and Williams as part of the Mercedes family, while other teams on the grid use Red Bull or Ferrari engines. Alonso’s impending switch will be the first time Mercedes have powered him since his initial McLaren departure in 2007.

And Sky Sports F1 reporter Ted Kravitz believes that because Wolff gave the green light for Alonso’s move, the Mercedes boss could be testing the water in case George Russell needs a world champion teammate in the upcoming years. “What it also does do is reunite Fernando with the Mercedes engine family, which I think is an interesting angle,” he explained.

Meanwhile

Daniel Ricciardo ‘to be paid off’ as McLaren agree deal for new Lando Norris team-mate

DANIEL RICCIARDO looks set to leave McLaren at the end of the season as the F1 team makes plans for 2023.

McLaren are set to pay off Daniel Ricciardo to end his contract after the team agreed a deal to sign up Oscar Piastri for the 2023 season, according to reports. The Woking-based F1 team have made the ruthless decision to replace the eight-time race winner after a disappointing campaign.

Rabz
August 6, 2022 7:02 pm

err, Cass – that’s what they want for us – although yourself being of a tribe that the Standartenführer is especially down on, might result in some “special treatment”.

It’s obscene and unthinkable, given how recently their atrocities were committed , yet they just never go away.

We must resist them, with every fibre of our being.

Cassie of Sydney
August 6, 2022 7:04 pm

“The Indians, the ME ones (Muslim & Christian), the non-Chinese Asians & the Africans.”

And religious Jews.

dopey
dopey
August 6, 2022 7:05 pm

Tom Springfield wrote some big Seekers hits. Brother of Dusty.

Rabz
August 6, 2022 7:07 pm

Wally – enough of the expounding, squire.

Get over there.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 7:11 pm

Has anyone had any problems today? If not, it looks like the culprit has been identified.

Yea, I have. The culprit will be identified when I get the IP Address.

Eyrie
Eyrie
August 6, 2022 7:23 pm

calli, you aren’t trying to minimise evaporation. The idea is to have lots of it and create moister air downwind which with any luck will give you more rainfall.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2022 7:29 pm

Daily Mail.

Vigilante mobs beat illegal miners and torch their camps in violent backlash after heavily-armed men gang-raped eight models filming music video in South Africa

Local residents form mobs to go after illegal miners accused of gang rape
Miner camps were torched and roads blockaded west of Johannesburg
Suspected illegal miners stripped naked and beaten before handed to police
Eight young women gang raped by illegal miners last week during music video
President condemned violence over fears of whipping up xenophobia

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 6, 2022 7:32 pm

dover0beachsays:
August 6, 2022 at 6:29 pm
Has anyone had any problems today? If not, it looks like the culprit has been identified.

All good for me.

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 6, 2022 7:38 pm

Cassie

Oh and “bugs” are not and never will be kosher.

Are they likely to be halal? If not, Klaus and his acolytes might meet an immovable, and very aggressive, obstacle.

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 7:39 pm

Nasty people the lot of them (dobbers and antisemites).

I posted a link earlier to what seemed like a reasonable APT article on the matter. Basically the Nazi commander made a request for the names of any Jews to the administration. The administration passed on the request to the police and pretty much everyone from there on was enthusiastically involved in turning them in, clergy included.

Disgusting, but maybe not that surprising given what we have seen over the last two years.

I believe there were about 7 Jews in the Channel Islands at the time, none survived. A good few Islanders didn’t survive either.

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 7:42 pm

Yea, I have. The culprit will be identified when I get the IP Address.

“Mwah”?

That lunatic Jinmaro?

Dot
Dot
August 6, 2022 7:44 pm

Oh god. Even worse and more idiotic. I wonder who is using them as a marionette?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 6, 2022 7:47 pm

I believe there were about 7 Jews in the Channel Islands at the time, none survived. A good few Islanders didn’t survive either.

Don’t have a reference, but food was in very short supply, indeed, and the Germans transported a good few Islanders to Germany as forced Labor.

Winston Smith
August 6, 2022 7:47 pm

Dover Beach:

Bad idea trying to rob the Asian store.

I understand from the comments the store owner uses a knife.
Perhaps some ramifications.
One of them will be he won’t get held up again.
5 Green Elephant stamps for the man.

rickw
rickw
August 6, 2022 7:48 pm

The cost of lockdowns. GBNews. The cost of fighting Nazi Germany seems to have been not much more expensive:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx0T1BjXmfA

Rabz
August 6, 2022 7:50 pm

Disgusting, but maybe not that surprising given what we have seen over the last two and a half years

Yep. The worst instincts. The madness of crowds. Mob rule.

Anyone managed to convince any karens to recant?

Yeah, no, I haven’t managed it either. They’ll most likely become even more screechy and strident as their WellKamp of lies disintegrates around them.

JC
JC
August 6, 2022 7:51 pm

Turtlehead, we’re still waiting for those details on the costs of legal immigration and how it burdens all taxpayers.

Go!

Rabz
August 6, 2022 7:51 pm

Jinmaro

Break out the Olive Oil, peoples!

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