1,276 thoughts on “Open Thread – Weekend 6 Aug 2022”

  1. 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.


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  2. 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.”


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  3. 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.


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  4. 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.


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  5. “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.


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  6. 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.


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  7. 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.


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  8. 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.


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  9. 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.


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  10. Except Christians.

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


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  11. 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.


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  12. 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.


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  13. 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


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  14. 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.


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  15. 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.


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  16. 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.


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  17. 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! ?


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  18. 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 …


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  19. 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.


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  20. 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.



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  21. 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.


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  22. 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.


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  23. 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.


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  24. 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.

    The referendum was a response to a Kansas Supreme Court decision a few years back that decided that there existed within the Kansas State Constitution an implied right to abortion.

    Subsidiarity is perfect for deciding policy re roads, education, planning, etc. but thinking that matters involving the liceity of deliberately killing the child in utero, elderly/ terminally ill, and the like, is best done at the state rather national level simply misunderstands what is being decided.


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  25. 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?”


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  26. 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?


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  27. 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.


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  28. 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…


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  29. 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..


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  30. 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.


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  31. 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.


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  32. 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?



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  33. 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.


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  34. 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.


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  35. 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.


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  36. 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?


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  37. 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


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  38. 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.


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  39. 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.”


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  40. 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.


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  41. 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.


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  42. 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?


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  43. 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.


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  44. 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.


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  45. 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.


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  46. 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.


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  47. 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.


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  48. 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.


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  49. 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.


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  50. 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.
    🙂


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  51. 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..


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  52. If you’re anti-abortion in the US it makes perfect sense to work towards state and federal bans on abortion either by judicial or legislative means. Just as a matter of prudence, do you think pro-aborts are going to eschew judicial or legislative means of legalizing abortion? Of course not. And as a matter of principle, why would you not want abortion to be illegal across the US but only in your state? That doesn’t make sense.


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  53. 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.


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  54. 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?


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  55. 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.)


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  56. 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.


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  57. 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.


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  58. 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…??


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  59. 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?


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  60. 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.


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  61. 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!


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  62. 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.


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  63. 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.


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  64. 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.


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  65. 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.


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  66. 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.


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  67. 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.


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  68. 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.

    Dredd Scott just was the middle position of leaving it to the states.

    There is no scenario where the pro-aborts are going to say: It’s fine for states to choose what occurs within that state re abortion so long as this occurs democratically. Anti-aborts trying to convince other anti-aborts to not pursue state judicial bans or federal judicial or legislative bans of abortion are only trying to convince them of refraining from modes of action that pro-aborts will not refrain from themselves.


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  69. 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.


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  70. 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.


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  71. 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….


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  72. 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. 🙂


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  73. 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.


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  74. 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.


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  75. 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?


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  76. 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. 😕


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  77. 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).


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  78. 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


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  79. 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.


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  80. 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.


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  81. 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.


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  82. 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.


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  83. 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.


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  84. 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!!!!!


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  85. 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.


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  86. 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.


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  87. 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.


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  88. 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.


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  89. 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
    ng>

    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.


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  90. 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.


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  91. 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.


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  92. 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.


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  93. 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



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  94. 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.


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  95. 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.


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  96. 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.


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  97. 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.


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  98. 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.


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

    Big words coming from one who continually makes many – many indeed – wild assertations about other commenters, yet never produces any evidence in support.

    The word for this is: Hypocrite.
    Though “Albanese” will do.

    You’re now Albanese (Anal for short, coz we’re all mates here & love using nicknames) – coz you & he have so much in common ethically & morally.


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  100. Vigilante mobs beat Ozzie Politicians* and torch their neighborehoods in violent backlash

    An imaginary future headline, reported on by j’ismists that no longer exist.

    *Hopefully to death


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  101. Turtlehead, Driller the stoush troll is not going to save you and ignoring the question isn’t either. Answer the question, you complete ignoramus.


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  102. Pedro L. Gonzalez
    @emeriticus
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    5h
    “Like 30% of [military aid] reaches its final destination”

    Republicans and Democrats stole billions of dollars from Americans and poured it into the black hole of corruption that is Ukraine, casting critics as “Putin stooges.” Turns out the stooges were the boosters of this war.
    Quote Tweet

    CBS News
    @CBSNews
    · 10h
    The new CBS Reports documentary, “Arming Ukraine,” explores why much of the billions of dollars of military aid that the U.S. is sending to Ukraine doesn’t make it to the front lines: “Like 30% of it reaches its final destination.” Stream now: https://cbsn.ws/3oV6hz5



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  103. I can’t stand the way that schumer piece of shit always looks over his glasses. The evil of these people and their hatred of ordinary working Americans really shocks me. Yet morons and dead shits in NY vote for the old turd. Though I suppose 71 is young compared to the dirty old woman and the old thief.


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  104. 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.

    Despatch from the front lines – the bandsaw is *definitely* the way to go 🙂


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  105. Tell us you’re drinking heavily, without telling us you’re drinking heavily:

    What are those costs Driller and also, you hypocritical cunt, how would you justify defending the above comment when during the times you’re pubbling here (Oh God), you’re telling us how you hire people from overseas.
    Your stoush trolling is so pathetic, it’s actually funny now.
    Come back with an answer, you dickhead.

    You’re a cranky drunk, you old goat.
    You should have stopped after the 3rd bottle.
    Go & sleep it off.


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  106. You’re a cranky drunk, you old goat.
    You should have stopped after the 3rd bottle.
    Go & sleep it off.

    LOl. No answer then. Driller, you’re so pathetic. Go dust the bar, you useless drunk stoush troll.


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  107. If I was a serial public masturbator, I’d want a name like this bloke (the NT News):

    AN ALLEGED public masturbator was locked in handcuffs in the Darwin court to minimise the risk of him whipping it out before the judge.

    Jason Paul McCracken appeared at Darwin Local Court facing charges of behaving in an indecent manner in a public place and failing to comply with reporting conditions.

    Out and proud, feeding the chooks in the CBD mall at lunchtime, apparently. Again.


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  108. There are Millions of Cameras Around the World Made by a State-Run Chinese Company. Guess Whose Servers They Tried Connecting To?

    The exhaustingly politically correct Brits decided they needed to install cameras made by the Chinese throughout the UK. I’m not suggesting they went with a Chinese company due to “wokeness,” but I will say this: they recently arrested a decorated veteran for “causing anxiety” with a Twitter post.

    The UK’s Channel 4 News is reporting that British authorities have installed roughly “one million cameras in every aspect of British life” made by a Chinese company called “Hikvision.” They have been posted in schools, top-secret laboratories, and police buildings. And it’s not just the Brits who are using them. “They [Hikvision] are the biggest providers of surveillance technology on earth,” reported Channel 4 News.

    The video says that no one knows just how many Hikvision cameras are posted worldwide—that’s about to become very important—though they are believed to own one-third of the market share and produce 36 million cameras per year

    Italian news reported last year that there are 140 Hikvision cameras at an Italian airport, and they were caught trying to connect with Chinese servers, making 11,000 unauthorized requests per hour. Hikvision claimed it was due to “outdated codes.”

    At least a million CCTV cameras supplied by a Chinese state-owned company are installed in the UK.

    Channel 4 News can reveal the government has turned down a request to meet the company amid security concerns, with reports of some cameras trying to connect to Chinese servers.

    “I’ve now begun to describe this [Hikvision cameras] as digital asbestos,” said Prof. Fraser Sampson, the UK’s CCTV commissioner.


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

    Population growth (which is entirely due to immigration in Australia) causes inequality. Budgets are so structured that rising inequality raises tax levels.


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  110. Representatives are Too Invested in Defense Contractors

    As Congress considers two monumentally important pieces of legislative business — the annual defense policy bill and a historic reform to congressional ethics rules — it is worth taking some time to consider just how deep the potential for corruption goes in both these areas and how they intersect with one another. In other words, congressional corruption and ethical failings are inextricably linked to the military-industrial-congressional complex — the unhealthy intersection between Congress and the defense sector. This situation calls for serious reforms, and Congress is the only stakeholder that can make that happen.

    A Cozy Relationship

    There are few examples that better highlight the ethical dysfunction in Congress than the excessively cozy relationship between policymakers and the defense industry. Each year, including this one, members of the House and Senate armed services committees and the House and Senate appropriations committees craft the policy and allocate the hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars that fund the Pentagon. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the primary vehicle for defense policy. The accompanying appropriations bill allocates the money to operationalize the policy laid out in the NDAA. To put this in perspective, consider that the defense budget now clocks in at more than $800 billion and the Pentagon allocated $420 billion in contracts in fiscal year 2020 — over half the total defense budget and a contract dollar amount larger than every other federal agency combined.

    In light of the scale and scope of defense spending, reasonable observers could be forgiven for assuming there might be some prudential rules in place to prevent corruption when it comes to Congress’s work regarding the defense industry. Unfortunately, there are virtually no such rules. In fact, the current framework around congressional conflicts of interest and campaign finance regarding industry relationships is so permissive as to all but guarantee the perversion of the policymaking process in this area.

    – A Cash Cow for Congressional Committees
    – Solutions


    There are related areas that demand reform, including the revolving door between Congress and the defense industry. It is all too common for former members of Congress and staffers on committees related to the defense industry to immediately transition to employment with a defense firm, or to begin work as a lobbyist or consultant for defense firms before returning to Congress again (in the case of staffers, at least). This phenomenon calls into question the incentives and interests of congressional staffers and members on defense-related committees when they may be eyeing more lucrative employment with the sectors and companies they are ostensibly overseeing and regulating. It’s worth considering stronger rules surrounding cooling-off periods — the mandatory wait time between holding official positions and accepting employment with a related industry or company — and restrictions on employment-related communications between officials or staffers and potential future employers.

    – Conclusion


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  111. JC says: August 6, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    You’re a cranky drunk, you old goat.
    You should have stopped after the 3rd bottle.
    Go & sleep it off.

    LOl. No answer then.

    You can imagine, Anal, how little I care about your drunken thunderings.

    Now buzz off while I get busy hiring some people from overseas.


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  112. One other thing, Dogs. The idiot’s statement was this:

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

    What are these lurks and perks that the cost of current citizenry?


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  113. You can imagine, Anal, how little I care about your drunken thunderings.

    Of course you don’t Driller, which is why you stoush troll my comments to others at every opportunity. It’s because you care so little. Sure, you dishonest fuckwit.

    Now buzz off while I get busy hiring some people from overseas.

    Lol..I don’t think you can even afford to pay for yourself, dickhead.

    Now answer the questions or fuck off.


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  114. What are these lurks and perks that the cost of current citizenry?

    There may be something in such a claim.
    The Nadeslingam/Murugappan (Biloela) family have had one helluva lot of taxpayer money expended on them.

    Such outliers aside, there’s a fair bit spent on illegal/refugee/asylum seeker arrivals (choose preferred descriptor) They get fed, housed, & a helluva lot thrown at them. (Not all of this may be getting declared, there’s a million ways to fudge statistics & hide expenditure, as anyone who’s been near a government program well knows)

    Pre-citizenship, all my (overseas) staff get no end of government attention, mostly from the public service trying to influence them out of doing any work.

    I’d wager that the immigrant lurks & perks (if any) pale alongside the expenditure on & around our First Nations mystics. (& we can see what a helluva waste most of that money is)


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  115. ..I don’t think you can even afford to pay for yourself

    Some things never change.
    Naturally Anal won’t be producing any… evidence… to support this claim.
    (Yet will continue to demand others produce evidence for their far more plausible claims)

    It’s an Albanese alright.


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  116. rickw:

    we are in a vicious feedback loop built by government immigration policies

    Income splitting would solve several problems as the women who would like to have more children, left work to stay at home and do the work men can’t do – having babies.


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  117. The public servants comment is total crap.

    Explain why so, with references.

    My staff? Lol, stop bignoting yourself

    Whose staff are they then?

    Go…………..!


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  118. rickw:

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

    I’m a bit puzzled.
    How would a Seal get up to the gearbox to do this?
    Are they evolving due to the Uranium in the seawater?


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  119. Eyrie:

    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.

    Really?
    How do they measure, by physical measurement or can they do it from a series of photographs and stitch them together?


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  120. Naturally Anal won’t be producing any… evidence… to support this claim.

    You’re insinuating that I should dox you ? Really? Driller, you really should be careful who you think your friends are. Some can’t stand you and slag you at every opportunity on discussion boards. Some of your “friends” think you’re a terminal dickhead.

    (Yet will continue to demand others produce evidence for their far more plausible claims)

    The difference is that if I prove you’re a broken down loser, I would be banned for doxing you and that would be reasonable. Asking someone to prove their assertion about the lurks and perks of immigration is not the same thing, you criminally dishonest cunt.


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  121. Explain why so, with references.

    Driller, you’ve been caught by others here bignoting and bullshitting. It’s not for me to disprove your assertions, you criminally dishonest turd. You made the assertion that public servants pester new arrivals trying to talk them into not working. Here:

    Pre-citizenship, all my (overseas) staff get no end of government attention, mostly from the public service trying to influence them out of doing any work

    It’s not up to prove a negative, you dishonest turd. It’s up to you to show how it isn’t crap.

    Go! Now!


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  122. You’re insinuating that I should dox you ? Really?

    Go for your life.

    You really should be careful who you think your friends are. Some can’t stand you and slag you at every opportunity on discussion boards.

    Links, or copy & paste, would be useful.
    Go……..!

    Some of your “friends” think you’re a terminal dickhead.

    Not some of my friends, but a disturbing number of my friends. 😉

    you’ve been caught by others here bignoting and bullshitting.

    Produce a couple of examples of such, Mr. “evidence”.
    Go………!

    It’s not for me to disprove your assertions

    When you choose to dispute them, it is for you to disprove them.
    Go………..!


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  123. Calli:

    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.

    Correct – the Lake has been doing its thang for thousands of years, and leaving a lot of salt behind.
    Even quadrupling its size would fail to retain rainwater.
    It needs an outlet to flush the millions of tons of salt out and a connection between the different puddles. Also a canal to the Great Australian Bight – I doubt the SA mob would like a few million tons of muddy salty water discharged into Spencer Gulf.


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  124. Boambee John and others may be interested in Carlson’s comments on Soros backed prosecutors in the USA in the wake of De Santis’ sacking of the state prosecutor. See opinion on FoxNews.



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  125. Driller, you’re a blowhard and always have been. This is the comment Turtlehead made :

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

    And that you appeared to defend.

    Explain why it’s correct as you don’t reframe with me.

    And yes, some of you blog pals aren’t real pals. They think you’re a jerkoff. A laughable jerkoff.


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  126. Just catching up:
    Calli/Eyrie:
    OK, just for the evaporation.
    Excavate the shit out of the place –
    Nukes. Grab a couple of Tsar Bombas from the Russians. Drop ’em above Woomera. It’s already been nuked about 20 times, no one will notice.


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  127. Produce a couple of examples of such, Mr. “evidence”.
    Go………!

    Jerk, clown, bigoting dickhead, lives off his father’s military career, fool, loser, lowlife, dense.

    I never knew about your father’s military career until it was mentioned. That explains the military wankery, Drills.

    Also, one recalled how you once told us you come from Labor royalty. Remember that, Labor royalty? You laughable galoot.


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  128. JC:

    August 6, 2022 at 7:51 pm
    Turtlehead, we’re still waiting for those details on the costs of legal immigration and how it burdens all taxpayers.
    Go!

    Ask me nicely and, even though I never said I’d supply them, I will consider it.


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  129. And yes, some of you blog pals aren’t real pals. They think you’re a jerkoff. A laughable jerkoff.

    You totally forgot to copy & paste, or link.
    Now why would that be?

    I never knew about your father’s military career until it was mentioned. That explains the military wankery.

    Please tell all, so we know you’re not just making it up.
    & specify an amount to bet, at one million dollars – so that we know you’re confident you’re prepared to back your mouth.

    Oh yeah, you’re always missing in action when it’s time to get the chequebook out.


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  130. Labor royalty.

    Explain why I’m not.
    Are you confident enough to bet, say One Million dollars on this?

    What could possibly go wrong, being as you’re correct?


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  131. people speak in confidence

    You’re in no danger of ever being accused of possessing propriety or manners – so don’t hold back.

    Except you’re lying (as usual).


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  132. Furthermore you don’t have a million dollars.

    Prepared to bet a million dollars on that?
    What could go wrong for you? Easy way to pick up another million or so. You’d be on a dead cert.


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  133. Explain why I’m not.

    Your highness.
    Perhaps because you’re a lowlife grub and it’s transparently obvious to us. But more noteworthy, who self describes like that other than an anonymous blowhard.


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  134. Except you’re lying (as usual).

    No I’m not drills. Show a little gratitude that I’m trying to warn you that some people you consider friends can’t stand you. You really do behave in person like the blowhard you are here?


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  135. The Master of the Moving Goalposts is speaking, Salvatore.
    Should we genuflect or just doff our caps?

    Genuflecting or doffing caps are both less risk than accepting his cheque.
    Unless you’re playing tennis & are short of a ball.


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  136. It’s so heartbreaking to learn my friends are dumping on me to a Melbourne queer-eye-for-the-straight-guy furniture expert, fashion aficionado & bet-welcher.
    I’m not sure I’ll ever recover emotionally from this shock.


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  137. What’s he cited for?

    “We were fit and well trained. I probably didn’t appreciate how well prepared until I began to encounter others who weren’t, including the Americans.”

    I thought all National Servicemen were issued a rifle and a set of greens, and driven to the airport, in the back seat of Bob Menzies’s Rolls Royce?


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  138. I’m not going to name people who speak in confidence.

    That’s not a bad way to admit being a liar.
    I may use it myself – should I ever break my honesty duck & actually verbalise a falsehood.


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  139. My friends are phoning some shifty snitch two states away, in Melbourne ffs.
    Yeah. Possible. Like it is possible JC Albanese may pony up for one of those big cash bets he’s always threatening others with.

    Most people I know have never heard of Victoria, never mind get the phone book out & make a trunk call for the purpose of dogging me to some New Australian of dubious morals.


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  140. Daily Tele poll:

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

    Good.

    Among all the possible terrible outcomes of a yes vote, I forgot an important one. They don’t like the word Aboriginal because it’s a European word. They don’t like indigenous either, for the same reason.

    Yet they like first nations, even though nation is a European concept. So why do they like it? Well, it implies sovereignty. They even talk about walking with Australia, which, reading between the lines, implies equal status with Australia, the country, not it’s people.

    So where in the proposed constitutional change does it exclude the possibility of the voice making deals with other countries, like, say, China?

    It doesn’t. The letter of the law is everything. What it meant is irrelevant, unless activist judges want it to, which they won’t in this instance. Even without making explicit deals with China, it represents an enormous opportunity for China to buy influence.

    This is Pandora’s box on steroids.


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  141. Your Highness.

    That’s not a bad way to admit being a liar.

    You know it’s not. Drills, people really can’t stand you. Can’t imagine why, can you? 🙂


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  142. I thought all National Servicemen were issued a rifle and a set of greens, and driven to the airport, in the back seat of Bob Menzies’s Rolls Royce?

    Shanghai’ed, hooded, drugged & tied up in the back of an Acco, only revived & let go once they’ve reached the funny farm.
    Congratulations soldier, you’ve just volunteered for a 12 month tour – we need more men like you!”


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  143. You know it’s not.

    Anal, you’ve a long record of making wild accusations – and never being able to back them up.
    Nothing has changed.


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  144. Most people I know have never heard of Victoria, never mind get the phone book out & make a trunk call for the purpose of dogging me to some New Australian of dubious morals.

    Labor Royalty pulls rank all the way from FNQ.

    New Australian? His highness uses the Indig argument without realizing it.

    Dubious morals? Prince Andrew is a mensch and the UK will bow to him. Barely legal girls are drillable. Those morals?

    Labor Royalty alright.


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  145. all the way from FNQ.

    You have a source for this “FNQ” claim?
    Go……..!

    ..uses the Indig argument without realizing it.

    Explain why you believe I’m not indigenous.
    Go…….!

    Dubious morals?

    Your lack of morals is indisputable.
    You got me on that one. I concede.


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  146. This is Pandora’s box on steroids.

    One of the more notable clauses of the “Barunga Draft Treaty”, from 1988, was the infamous Clause 7.

    ‘ Australians are to pay the Aboriginal Nation compensation……Compensation rates to equal not less then 7% of GDP for the first ten years, 5% for the following ten years, and 2.5% of GDP in perpetuity.”

    I ran out of fingers and toes quite early in the piece, but, with Australian G.D.P. of 1.3 trillion dollars, compensation would amount to 91 billion dollars a year for the first ten years, 65 billion dollars a year for the next ten years, and 35 billion dollars a year in perpetuity – oh, and that’s on top of all the benefits already paid to Aboriginal people……..


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  147. You have a source for this “FNQ” claim?
    Go……..!

    You, your highness.

    Explain why you believe I’m not indigenous.
    Go…….!

    Two weeks ago, you were blowharding to Rabz that you’re Venetian. You could be a self-hating indig because you’re always speaking badly about them, but I doubt it. You’re just a redneck boofhead, Drills. No biggie.


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  148. The Tele:

    Outspoken Transport Minister David Elliott says he will withdraw from the deputy Liberal leadership contest if rival contender Treasurer Matt Kean steps aside for a female candidate.

    Oh ho ho ho. Do it, Kean. Cash up where your gob is.


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  149. You have a source for this “FNQ” claim?

    After years of bloviating on “FNQ” you’ve been called on it, & cannot back it up.

    No surprise.

    Explain why you believe I’m not indigenous.

    So nothing other than I may not be full-blood (Der.. you dickhead)

    You’re new to this “evidence” gig, aren’t you?


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  150. People really, really don’t like you

    “People say…..”
    That’s how sub-standard journalists dress opinion up as news.

    We’ve all got the picture by now, Mr. “Evidence”. Really we have. You make stuff up, claim to be receiving a disturbing number of emails agreeing with you, & present it as fact.

    Easy to see there’s no data analysis anywhere in your skillset or background.


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  151. with Australian G.D.P. of 1.3 trillion dollars, compensation would amount to 91 billion dollars a year for the first ten years

    Apart from the extortion to begin with, the sheer absurdity of a 1% Aboriginal getting the same as a 100%, and infinitely more than some someone a mere 1% less aboriginality is mind bogglingly wrong. Your rich neighbour with a distant Koori relative can have a cool $100 grand thrown his way each year for him and each of his kids while you pay through the nose in taxes to fund it.

    How very Orwellian to call injustice justice.


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  152. The Beer whisperer says:
    August 6, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Daily Tele poll:

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

    That’s not moving Beer W.


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  153. Sorry doverbeach, too little sleep – just reported instead of giving Tom’s week in pictures and uptick– as always thank you Tom, loved the best thing about right-wing girls — no penis
    Your ‘toons leaven my day Tom, thanks.


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  154. GreyRanga says:
    August 7, 2022 at 3:08 am

    Who’s the biggest POOBUM? Pathetic! Just pathetic. Grow up or fuck off.

    There are a couple of blokes here who are pretty annoying, no, not JC, who also can be annoying at times, what motivates them?
    Narcissism, lack of self-esteem, not having achieved much in life?

    If I’d be running an establishment requiring that number of staff, I’d have left a few innocent clues a time long ago as to the location at least, gratis advertisement.

    With the number of traveling cats, most would call in to say hello and maybe stay for a while.
    Or that’s the reason why not?


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  155. I don’t know if you realise the “star” of a different kind of war left the US and came to Sydney to start up an advertising agency when Trump was elected. Probably explains the proliferation of multi kulti drivel that passes for advertising on FTA. Don’t know if she went back when the most popular piece of shit was not elected to be POTUS.


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  156. We’re used to wind not blowing/sun not shining, so this is another fun one:

    UK on brink of energy disaster as Norway could cut power to Britain over ‘lack of rain’ (6 Aug)

    NORWAY could slash the amount of energy it sends to Britain over a “lack of rain” amid the UK’s energy crisis.

    Terje Aasland said Norway plans to limit electricity exports because the hydropower reservoirs used to generate 90 per cent of its supplies are low.
    He told energy news site Montel: “We are looking at how to limit exports in situations where reservoir filling becomes critically low.

    “Then we must secure enough power for our national consumption.”

    Certainly seems to be an unusual drought going on in Europe at the moment, with French nuke plants short of cooling water and German barges unable to use the Rhine. I haven’t been looking at the reason for it, although there’ve been a few weather events that appeared jet stream related, like that heatwave they were squeaking about last month.


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

    Would they press on at this rate?

    As Australian’s get crunched by utilities and home repayments, their tolerance for this shit will drop even further.

    Normally, 10% of the population could be expected to jump on any stupid idea, with decades of Marxist indoctrination, you can stretch that a further 10%.


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  158. Outspoken Transport Minister David Elliott says he will withdraw from the deputy Liberal leadership contest if rival contender Treasurer Matt Kean steps aside for a female candidate

    Yikes, dumb & dumber…

    In the words of Emperor Palpatine, NSW “you are doomed”…


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  159. I haven’t been looking at the reason for it, although there’ve been a few weather events that appeared jet stream related, like that heatwave they were squeaking about last month.

    If only Oli was looking.


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  160. They’ll end up killing someone, lotocoti. It will take a death on the field to bring people to their senses.

    It’s like a lot of the stupidness.

    Like putting females into Infantry Battalion’s, etc.

    They drone endlessly about stopping violence against women, but then push them into the most violent occupations and sports, and demand they be thought of as no different to their male counterparts.

    You either believe women should be protected from the practices and instincts of the stronger sex, or you accept that they are no different and that occasionally their behaviour warrants them being dragged out of the boozer for a bit of ‘dead ground counselling’.

    If you want to pound into your soldiers that a wounded women should be left to her own devices during a fire through (as is expected by males), and demand they mix it up with boys during ‘milling’, then don’t be surprised when such indoctrination overflows into civilian life, and the long tradition of chivalry disintegrates.

    They can’t have it both ways.

    Women who want to be men, don’t fully understand what being a man entails…and vice versa.


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  161. Amazing if this happens.

    Andrew Bailey would be told to abandon the Bank of England’s 2pc inflation target under a radical plan to reform its mandate and boost the economy.

    Mr Bailey, the Bank’s Governor, may be ordered to target nominal GDP in future – the size of the economy in cash terms – instead of seeking to keep inflation at 2pc, under plans being floated by allies of the Tory leadership frontrunner Liz Truss.



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  162. Women who want to be men, don’t fully understand what being a man entails…and vice versa.

    The only women who want to be men are the radical feminists, who’ve just found out they’ve been relegated to the ladies auxiliary by those at the top of the leftist totem pole, the male poofter industrial complex, who, fresh from their victory in the poofter marriage campaign, just invented the trans rights movement primarily to break down the barriers for pedophiles lusting after young children.

    As Calli says, the madness of trying to reverse gender roles will end only after a male poofter pretending to be female kills someone on the sports field.


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  163. They drone endlessly about stopping violence against women, but then push them into the most violent occupations and sports, and demand they be thought of as no different to their male counterparts.

    This shows the true motives of cultural marxists- it’s all about turning society upside down. A very fine scholar (as opposed at a marxist don) said to me in 1986 that the world had been turned upside down, that what had been considered undesirable was now celebrated.


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