Open Thread – Weekend 6 Aug 2022


The Pond at Montgeron, Claude Monet, 1876

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shatterzzz
August 7, 2022 12:11 pm

Anyone else notic ethe complete lavk of interest by gummint both Victoria & the Feds offering of state funeral for Johnny Famechon?
If only he’d dated a movie “star” .. LOL!

Dot
Dot
August 7, 2022 12:12 pm

Sarich is a billionaire and his engine is used in UAV drones.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 12:13 pm

John H.says:
August 7, 2022 at 12:07 pm
Sancho Panzersays:
August 7, 2022 at 11:59 am
John H.says:

August 7, 2022 at 11:56 am

Rotating detonation engine

There is a lot of research into this and some prototypes should be soon appearing

Ralph Sarich, come on down!!

Sarich be damned. It is a completely different type of engine doofus.

Rotating Detonation Engine (RDE) — Dynamics and Bifurcations

and

What Is A Rotating Detonation Engine – And Why Are They Better Than Regular Engines

with

Australian space launch capability – Rotating Detonation Engine Research

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 12:14 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 7, 2022 12:15 pm

Sarich be damned. It is a completely different type of engine doofus.

But the grifters involved will be very similar.
Government funding of “revolutionary new propulsion system”.
Rich pickings.
My money is on the magnetohydrodynamic caterpillar drive.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 7, 2022 12:17 pm

Dotsays:

August 7, 2022 at 12:12 pm

Sarich is a billionaire and his engine is used in UAV drones.

Dot.
He made a fortune out of Perf property and selling rights to his engine – which has never appeared in any mass-produced vehicle in fifty years.
Which UAVs use it?

John H.
John H.
August 7, 2022 12:20 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
August 7, 2022 at 12:09 pm
Interested not interesting, although I’ve spent a lot of my life exploring interesting gaps. That’s where scientific advances can often be found.

Definitely Bruce. An old friend was a neuropsych who specialised in treating brain injury patients. He noticed in the late 80’s that some patients had improved cognition after taking anti-inflammatories. That was counter intuitive because the dogma was that the brain is “immune privileged” so anti-inflammatories should have no effect. This led him to investigate the neuroimmune consequences of concussion at a time when most thought concussion was harmless. We now know that the immune system plays a major role in brain injury, Parkinson’s, and Alz. Controlling systemic inflammation is important for protecting the aging grey stuff.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 12:20 pm

Not sure how they get “Majority” out of these percentages?

Poll: Majority of Americans Regret Taking Covid Vaccine

In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine Doctor Joseph Lapado and Yale School of Public Health Doctor Harvey Risch are sounding the alarm that there may be serious underestimated risks involved with the side effects of the Wuhan Coronavirus vaccine.

This comes as an independent pollster found that a significant number of Americans regret receiving the vaccine in the first place.

10 percent of those vaccinated said they wish they hadn’t done so, while 15 percent of adults said they have been diagnosed with a new condition by a medical practitioner weeks or months after the first dose.

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) authorized the poll two years after the first vaccine was rolled out.

“The fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports more than 232 million Americans ages 18–65 have taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 15 percent of those surveyed report a newly diagnosed condition is concerning and needs further study,” Laura Bono, CHD’s executive director said.

The top conditions people reported were blood clots, disrupted menstrual cycles, heart attacks, strokes, lung clots and liver damage. 10 percent of these conditions among people who took the vaccine were severe.

P
P
August 7, 2022 12:20 pm

No decision on Judith Durham state funeral
AAP – 12m ago

The family of Judith Durham will be given time to grieve her death in private before the Victorian government approaches them about a possible state funeral.

shatterzzz
August 7, 2022 12:22 pm

Bloody hell! .. should have checked the spell checker interpretation before posting that! .. duuuuuh!

John H.
John H.
August 7, 2022 12:22 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
August 7, 2022 at 12:15 pm
Sarich be damned. It is a completely different type of engine doofus.

But the grifters involved will be very similar.
Government funding of “revolutionary new propulsion system”.
Rich pickings.
My money is on the magnetohydrodynamic caterpillar drive.

It’s been around for quite a while and developing a new technology takes decades. You shouldn’t assume every new research project is a grifter’s paradise. If you think like that you’re a luddite.

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 12:26 pm

A lot off doomsayers as well screaming catastrophe for the environment which I think is overblown.

My objections (such as they are) are purely practical. You don’t know that increased rainfall will be the result.

On the environmental issue, just because you don’t see much as a casual observer doesn’t mean there isn’t anything valuable there. The “just add water” approach is an alluring one – my recent trip through the region was through beautiful green and growing countryside, alive with diversity of flora. It didn’t just appear magically – those seeds and tubers have been lying dormant for years.

Rockdoctor makes the most pertinent observation though – the soils are fragile and infertile. All the flora that I saw is adapted to live on half of bugger all.

Irrigation through rich alluvial plains? You bet! Through scruffy, thin deserts – not so much.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 12:31 pm

No Matter How You Slice It, French Scientist’s ‘Distant Star’ Photo Makes a Valid Point About Fake News

Ever since the James Webb Space Telescope began sending incredible photos of the universe back to earth, scientists, clergy, and ordinary citizens have been awestruck at the sharpness and the detail of images from the $10 billion telescope.

French physicist Étienne Klein used his time on the telescope to image our closest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri.

The image garnered thousands of “likes” and retweets. “This level of detail,” Klein wrote. “A new world is revealed day after day.”

But what “world” was revealed? As it turns out, Klein had tweeted out a photo of a slice of sausage.

No one should feel embarrassed about being tricked. Klein was trying to make a point about “fake news” and was more successful than he could have imagined.

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 12:32 pm

It’s sad about Judith Durham and feels like the end of an era. I used to wear my hair just like her – fringe and two long side pigtails. The above-the-knee shift dresses and the low heeled slingback shoes. I thought she was beautiful. Then the sixties came to an end and hippy-chic took over.

All the film of her singing made me reflect on how music and presentation has degenerated. I could understand every word. And the fans were all so slim!

No bare bottomed twerking for Judith.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 7, 2022 12:33 pm

A state funeral for one of The Seekers.

Why? No offence, but she sang songs with the help of others.

For the record, Shane Warne shouldn’t have had one either.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 12:35 pm

My money is on the magnetohydrodynamic caterpillar drive.

The Ruskis just recommissioned their one.

Russian Navy’s oldest submarine Alrosa to re-enter service (11 May)

The Alrosa was built by the Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard in the city of Gorky (currently known as Nizhny Novgorod) shortly before the break-up of the Soviet Union and belonged to experimental Project 877.

It was driven by a waterjet engine instead of propeller propulsion, which ensured its maximum stealth. Owing to this, the submarine with waterjet engines is dubbed as ‘black hole’ abroad. Soon after the break-up of the Soviet Union, the Alrosa remained Russia’s sole combat-capable submarine in the Black Sea.

I hope a Scottish-Lithuanian sub captain does the right thing and steals it.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 7, 2022 12:37 pm

A state funeral for one of The Seekers.

Some clowns in Western Australia suggested Alan Bond should have been given a State funeral…

cohenite
August 7, 2022 12:41 pm

Woops. The new show is actually called The World According to Rowan Dean (9-10pm, Tue-Thurs on Sky from August 9).

So PML is gone?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 12:45 pm

Suddenly, Public Health Officials Don’t Want to Tell People What to Do?

Joe Biden declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Thursday, sparking fears of a return to COVID-like restrictions on the population.

As PJ Media’s Athena Thorne previously noted, “authoritarian politicians and bureaucrats are having a tough time giving up the dictatorial powers afforded them by the Great COVID Powergrab.” The new declaration is a potential opportunity for Democrats to undermine the integrity of the upcoming 2022 midterms, which are widely expected to see Democrats suffer a shellacking — as we saw happen in 2020.

Except that, at least for the moment, public health officials are taking a different approach. Despite the federal public health emergency declaration, officials have been hesitant to impose restrictions to combat the spread of monkeypox.

Why?

Well, unlike COVID, which is spread through airborne water droplets, monkeypox is mainly spread by men having sex with other men. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 97% of monkeypox patients contracted the disease through homosexual sex.

But, shh! We can’t say that.

Oh come on
Oh come on
August 7, 2022 12:48 pm

The geniuses over at the ABC just can’t figure out why a skilled migrant is unable to get work in Australia, despite a need for their labour. Read on:

Experienced migrants struggle to find jobs as industry cries out for skilled workers

It’s probably because we’re racist and hate foreigners. See how much they love Australia! What possible problems could a potential employer encounter by giving these people a job?

Speaking through an interpreter, Ms Shmatko said, “I’m a Ukrainian patriot, but I fell in love with Australia the moment I got here.”

See, no barriers to employment whatsoever.

rosie
rosie
August 7, 2022 12:49 pm
Tom
Tom
August 7, 2022 12:50 pm

So PML is gone?

Nup. Paul Murray Live now has the 8-9pm slot Sun-Thurs.

Diogenes
Diogenes
August 7, 2022 12:51 pm

Re the comments on Lake Eyre, I have a vague memory about a proposal in the 70’s to create a hill(100-200m high?) from North to South to encourage rainfall on the western side.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
August 7, 2022 12:56 pm

Wow that was an interesting glitch. Hit latest comments on phone went to thread from 28 Jul, didn’t realise till after. Anyway take 2:

Lifes good. At Centenary Hotel for lunch. One of those blue collar pubs hidden in in back streets of Pimlico.

Old and dated, food basic but doing roaring trade, especially with families. Great atmosphere.

Reintroduced a couple of weeks back when I was dining with someone up from Mackay. Mrs said we have to come back & here we are. Enjoy your Sunday Cat’s…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 12:57 pm

Speaking through an interpreter, Ms Shmatko said, “I’m a Ukrainian patriot, but I fell in love with Australia the moment I got here.”

Surprised the ABC carries such a story. Ukrainian babes generally are very unwoke and very undusky. They’d be excellent additions to our population. More please! Russians also, as I’ve previously described re the various Russian interns who were placed in our lab. Not sure that male Australian livers would survive an influx of vodka vixens though.

Mater
August 7, 2022 12:59 pm

What possible problems could a potential employer encounter by giving these people a job?

Speaking through an interpreter, Ms Shmatko said, “I’m a Ukrainian patriot, but I fell in love with Australia the moment I got here.”

Telstra Call Centre or DVA Client Officer.
Perfect match for the prerequisites.

Oh come on
Oh come on
August 7, 2022 1:01 pm

Sarich is a billionaire and his engine is used in UAV drones.

He made most of his money in property development after chucking in the towel on the Orbital engine. Nttawwt.

CrazyOldRanga
CrazyOldRanga
August 7, 2022 1:13 pm

I’m heading out to Bunnings. I may be some time. LOL (© Shatterzzz)

vr
vr
August 7, 2022 1:14 pm

Here is the list of 44 occupations classified as “Priority Migration Skilled” occupations by the Australian government.

Why is social worker on this list?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 1:15 pm

It should be TRUMP in 2024 – and DeSantis should wait until 2028 because he’s still young and needs to make Florida a red state for generations: CPAC attendees reveal who they want to be on the ticket to face the Democrats

. CPAC attendees want DeSantis to continue the work he is doing in Florida
. Then, they believe, he should take up the MAGA torch for the race in 2028
. Shane Trejo, of Republicans for Renewal, said both men were the sort of leaders that the grassroots party should be trying to emulate
. ‘DeSantis is a young man… that seems to be best for the for the party and to keep the movement from fracturing’, he added

Old bloke
Old bloke
August 7, 2022 1:17 pm

sfw says:
August 7, 2022 at 9:01 am

Lake Eyre, I reckon if we dug a channel around a Km wide and say 50m deep from the ocean it would work, channel big enough to allow for water flow at top and bottom in opposite directions and it would be just normal seawater even with evaporation. The channel could be relatively cheaply dug with nukes. Love to see it done, it couldn’t make things out there any worse.

50 metres is way to deep, Lake Eyre is 15 metres below the sea level so the channel need not be any deeper than that. That’s more than enough depth to take my boat from Port Augusta to the race meeting at Birdsville.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 1:18 pm

“UK Environmental Activist Urges ‘Shutting Down Animal Farming Altogether’ Because ‘It’s One of The Greatest Causes of Climate Breakdown’”

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/08/06/uk-environmental-activist-urges-shutting-down-animal-farming-altogether-because-its-one-of-the-greatest-causes-of-climate-breakdown/

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 1:21 pm

Note we have moved on from passe “Global Warming” and “Climate Change”

The new Dictum is Climate Breakdown

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 1:21 pm

It should be TRUMP in 2024 – and DeSantis should wait until 2028 because he’s still young and needs to make Florida a red state for generations

Twelve years, twelve years, twelve years, twelve years!
Then Candace Owens.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 7, 2022 1:22 pm

Oh come onsays:

August 7, 2022 at 1:01 pm

Sarich is a billionaire and his engine is used in UAV drones.

He made most of his money in property development after chucking in the towel on the Orbital engine.

The latest quote for Orbital Engine Corp on the ASX was 20.5 cents.
It traded as high as $50 in the 1980’s, the slid inexorably Southwards over twenty years.
Since then it has bumped along the bottom, every so often releasing an encouraging (but vague) announcement to breathe life into it for a few months.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 7, 2022 1:28 pm

Since then it has bumped along the bottom, every so often releasing an encouraging (but vague) announcement to breathe life into it for a few months.

While never troubling themselves with paying a dividend..

Roger
Roger
August 7, 2022 1:29 pm

“UK Environmental Activist Urges ‘Shutting Down Animal Farming Altogether’ Because ‘It’s One of The Greatest Causes of Climate Breakdown’”

George Monbiot…vegan activist and moonbeam from the larger lunacy.

The heat wave seems to be making him more crazed than usual.

Old bloke
Old bloke
August 7, 2022 1:32 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
August 7, 2022 at 9:32 am

We do know that terraforming with grand canals is Bird’s favourite Mastermind subject, right?

If you’ve got a hankering for grand canals, I’d add another canal from the Gulf of Carpinteria to Lake Eyre to join the Port Augusta canal. This would allow the citizens of Adelaide to swim with saltwater crocodiles at Glenelg Beach.

That would make family beach days in Adelaide so much more exciting.

P
P
August 7, 2022 1:35 pm

A state funeral for one of The Seekers.

Why? No offence, but she sang songs with the help of others.

N.B.

Their first three singles hit number one and they topped Britain’s charts with the highest-selling record of 1965, eclipsing The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Eventually they scored an Australian first by hitting number one in the US with Georgy Girl, from the film of the same name starring Lynn Redgrave, James Mason, Charlotte Rampling and Alan Bates.

In 1967 The Seekers set another record when they drew more than 200,000 people – almost 10 per cent of Melbourne’s entire population – to a concert at the Myer Music Bowl. They were also named Australians Of The Year.

Blue Mountains Gazette

Tom
Tom
August 7, 2022 1:36 pm

It’s fascinating to me that AFL footy’s original comedy show, The Coodabeen Champions, is still going and is now in its fifth radio home since its 1981 inception: 3RRR, ABC, 3AW, back to ABC and now 3MP.

It’s also fascinating that Victorian Supreme Court judge (Court of Appeal) Simon Whelan, who recused himself years ago for a perceived conflict of interest, is again in the on-air mix. Whelan (whose old man was also a judge) is one of the funniest buggers on the show and was the voice of the legendary “talkback caller” named Digger who first appeared back when Tony Leonard (now a 3AW footy caller and retired from the Coodabeens) ran the “talkback” segment.

I haven’t listened for years. I just listened to the latest episode and it’s still very funny, because it still takes the piss out of the AFL and ever-changing AFL rules and football fashions.

Old bloke
Old bloke
August 7, 2022 1:40 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
August 7, 2022 at 9:42 am

And where is the money coming from for the Grand Canal?

The United Nations will pay for it. Australia will be sacrificing part of its land mass to the sea to counter the fearful and dreaded sea level rises due to catastrophic anthropogenic global warming.

Brave little Australia, always punching above its weight, saves the world so the UN pays for my fishing expeditions.

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 7, 2022 1:41 pm

Rogersays:
August 7, 2022 at 1:29 pm
“UK Environmental Activist Urges ‘Shutting Down Animal Farming Altogether’ Because ‘It’s One of The Greatest Causes of Climate Breakdown’”

George Monbiot…vegan activist and moonbeam from the larger lunacy.

The heat wave seems to be making him more crazed than usual.

AKA George Moonbat.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
August 7, 2022 1:43 pm

OldOzziesays:
August 7, 2022 at 1:18 pm
“UK Environmental Activist Urges ‘Shutting Down Animal Farming Altogether’ Because ‘It’s One of The Greatest Causes of Climate Breakdown’”

On matters agricultural, a while ago I spoke to an executive of one of Australia’s leading producers of seeds for cereal crops and forage grasses.
He told me about an international agricultural conference he attended at which a demographic projection of the population were shown. The projection was an increase to 11 billion during this century, at which level the population would remain stable from then on.
He said that no-one at the conference had any doubt that the agricultural industry could feed 11 billion people.
That suggests that “you will eat bugs and be happy” is pure climate loon totalitarian anti-proles wishful thinking.
Does any agricultural Cat have any comments?

Roger
Roger
August 7, 2022 1:46 pm

AKA George Moonbat.

Nearly 60 years old and he’s still jumping on bandwagons, the latest being the rewilding of the British countryside.

At heart I think he’s just a misanthrope who likes telling others how they should live.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 7, 2022 1:53 pm

Sydney downsizers smash suburb record with purchase of $25m Double Bay penthouse

EXCLUSIVE
Lisa Allen
Associate Editor & Editor, Mansion Australia
An hour ago August 7, 2022
14 Comments

A couple of Eastern Suburbs retirees have smashed the Double Bay apartment record paying nearly $25m for a chic, off the plan penthouse.

The pair have bought into Hong Kong developer TopSpring’s ODE development in Double Bay’s Cross St purchasing a 311sq m penthouse for a suburb record of $24.95m.

The penthouses feature rooftop terraces, including a BBQ, spa, entertaining areas and spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.

The deal surpasses the existing apartment record set in the suburb in March at just over $16m.

The unnamed local retired couple plan to downsize from their existing family home said selling agent 1st City Projects managing director Brad Caldwell-Eyles.

Occupying a prominent corner site at 19-27 Cross St, the ODE project was designed by architect Luigi Rosselli.

All right, which one of you lot…….

Old bloke
Old bloke
August 7, 2022 1:55 pm

Roger says:
August 7, 2022 at 10:05 am

Fun fact:

The Liberal Party NSW has an official LGBQT+ wing called Liberal Pride.

I thought that they were all Gay, not just a small faction.

cohenite
August 7, 2022 1:55 pm

Nup. Paul Murray Live now has the 8-9pm slot Sun-Thurs.

Ah, so Piers gone; what a surprise.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 1:56 pm

Erdogan’s diplomacy with Russia alarms West – FT

Western officials are “increasingly alarmed” that Turkey, a NATO ally and prospective EU member, is deepening its cooperation with Russia, the Financial Times has reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently returned from Sochi vowing to boost trade after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Six unnamed Western officials told the newspaper that they were “concerned” about the plans of Russia and Turkey to cooperate on trade and energy. One EU official said that Brussels was monitoring relations between Ankara and Moscow “more and more closely,” given how Turkey seems to be “increasingly” becoming a platform for trade with Russia.

Following a four-hour meeting with Putin on Friday, Erdogan welcomed Russia’s role in building a nuclear power plant in Turkey. The two nations aim for bilateral trade turnover of $100 billion, and are cooperating against terrorism and toward peace in Libya and Syria.

Putin pledged that Russia would supply Turkey with oil, gas and coal “without any interruptions,” after the two leaders agreed that Ankara would pay for some of this gas in rubles.

Another official told the newspaper that Erdogan’s behavior is “very opportunistic,” adding that “we are trying to make the Turks pay attention to our concerns.”

Although a NATO member since 1952 and an EU applicant since 1987, Turkey has broken with both blocs on several occasions, most recently over the conflict in Ukraine.

Erdogan has described his diplomacy with Kiev and Moscow as “balanced,” and has refused to sanction Russia over its military operation. Turkey is the only NATO country not to impose such penalties.

Ultimately, Turkey holds enough leverage to break with its Western allies on occasion. Its role in hosting some 3.7 million migrants since 2015 who would otherwise have traveled on to Europe has allowed it to extract concessions from the EU, while its strategically vital location – Incirlik Air Base in Adana is within striking distance of all of the US’ most recent theaters of war in the Middle East – grants it influence over its NATO allies.

rickw
rickw
August 7, 2022 1:56 pm

Government agency in charge of heavy vehicle regulation builds its own ute.

When worksafe got dragged into cleaning up illegal chemical storage: “We realised just how hard it was to comply with our own rules….”

Tom
Tom
August 7, 2022 1:58 pm

George Monbiot…vegan activist and moonbeam from the larger lunacy.

If there’s one thing that gets Monbiot hot and sweaty it’s the thought of Karl Marx overrunning the world with full-on communist jackboot fascism, CCP-style — with Monbiot looking on approvingly from the palace balcony, marshall music blaring and the hint of a sneer breaking out of the side of his twisted mouth.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 2:04 pm

Turkey unveils Russia trade plans

The two countries are set to boost yearly turnover to $100 billion

Turkey and Russia have also agreed to introduce the Russian ruble as a currency for bilateral trade, Erdogan said.

“We agreed on the ruble as a [monetary] unit in trade. Since we will conduct our trade in rubles, this will of course be a serious source of income for both Turkey and Russia. In addition, there is the ‘Mir’ card [Russian analogue of Visa]. Five of our banks currently accept it. There is very serious progress in this issue, which will ultimately improve conditions for tourists coming from Russia. They will be able to do shopping and pay for hotels,” Erdogan said.

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 2:04 pm

The pair have bought into Hong Kong developer TopSpring’s ODE development

Wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole. Regardless of “harbour views”.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 2:05 pm

It’s amazing how a few looneys like Moonbat, Borenstein, Cook and Nutty (Dana Nuccitelli) can send the entire West down a rabbithole.

I used to tangle with Nutty from time to time back when he wasn’t a Guardianista and he’d comment on sceptical blogs. He was hopeless.

Roger
Roger
August 7, 2022 2:06 pm

…with Monbiot looking on approvingly from the palace balcony, marshall music blaring and the hint of a sneer breaking out of the side of his twisted mouth.

In reality, “idealists” like Monbiot would be among the first to be rounded up and shot or disappeared to some far away gulag.

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 2:09 pm

Useful Idiots.

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 2:10 pm

They’re all mouthy Robespierres until their jaws are broken.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
August 7, 2022 2:11 pm

via https://techxplore.com/news/2022-08-side-3d-carrots-crickets-meal.html

commonly known foods like carrots can be mixed with alternative proteins such as crickets to produce a more familiar taste to consumers. This mixture of carrots and crickets can then be extruded by a 3D food printer to create a visually appealing dish that would appeal to the senses.

You vill eat the 3d-printed bug carrots and you vill be happy.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 2:14 pm

Despite Strict Gun Control, California Had The Most Active Shooter Incidents In 2021: FBI

In a report issued by the FBI – 30 pages, California ranked first for the most active shooter incidents in 2021. The state has been in the top spot in three of the past five years.

According to the study, a total of 61 active shooter incidents occurred across 30 states last year with 103 people killed and 140 wounded. This is up from 40 incidents and 38 killed in 2020.

California had 6 incidents that claimed the lives of 19 people with 9 wounded. Texas and Georgia each had 5.

California, which has some of the strictest gun laws, saw 0.015 shootings per 100,000 people. Texas, which has very unrestrictive state gun laws, had nearly the same at 0.0167 per 100,000 people. Georgia had 0.045 per 100,000 people.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 7, 2022 2:21 pm

Managed to report the Colonel. Not having a good day.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 2:22 pm

You vill eat the 3d-printed bug carrots and you vill be happy.

I checked out this one today at Lucianne mainly because I thought the comments would be fun.

McDonalds Dumps Trial of Plant Meat Because Customers Would Not Purchase – Next up, Bug Meat (6 Aug)

This comment was best:

A number of years ago wife & I stopped at a Denny’s. Noticed a veggieburger on the menu. Waitress said to ignore since it was discontinued. Said they were only selling 3 – 5 daily. Nationally.

What’s the definition of insanity?

Ok, they were selling three to five fake meat burgers a day in their entire chain across USA.
Big!

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 2:25 pm

JONATHAN TURLEY
Res ipsa loquitur – The thing itself speaks

“We Regret Any Pain”: CUNY Apologizes and Deletes Article On Depp Lawyer

For many who watched the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial, some of the most outstanding moments involved his defense counsel Yarelyn Mena. It was an extraordinary opportunity for the 29-year old graduated from CUNY (2015) and she was praised for her tough examination of Heard. It was considered the turning point of one of the most famous trials in modern history. It is something that should be a matter of great pride for the CUNY community and, not surprisingly, the website did an article on their graduate. However, it has now been deleted with an apology after people objected that they were upset or traumatized by the recognition due to Heard’s allegations of abuse.

The now deleted article told the intriguing story of how a young associate out of CUNY became a global sensation as a key member of the defense team. Yarelyn explain “I am a third year associate and am fortunate to have worked a trial so early in my career. Most cases don’t go to trial.” It is an extraordinary story for a woman who came with her family from the Dominican Republic. She proceeded to graduate from CUNY and then received her law degree from Fordham University. That is a quintessential American story of achievement that any institution should relish and highlight. She noted in the interview that “(Law) was the first career that I knew of before I even really understood what it was.”

The school acknowledged the objections raised to “our newsletter featuring a recent CUNY graduate who worked on Johnny Depp’s legal team.” It then apologized:

“We understand the strong negative emotions this article elicited and apologize for publishing the item. We have removed it from our CUNYverse blog. The article was not meant to convey support for Mr. Depp, implicitly or otherwise, or to call into question any allegations that were made by Amber Heard. Domestic violence is a serious issue in our society and we regret any pain this article may have caused.”

Oh come on
Oh come on
August 7, 2022 2:37 pm

Absolutely, Bruce. All I’m saying in this instance is it’s not a great mystery why this couple have found it difficult to find work in their fields.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
August 7, 2022 2:42 pm

Managed to report the Colonel.

That’s just not cricket.

Oh come on
Oh come on
August 7, 2022 2:42 pm

I mean, you wouldn’t go over to Ukraine and expect to land a cushy, high paying gig with a large gas company if you knew nothing about its business and didn’t speak the language etc.

P
P
August 7, 2022 2:44 pm
Nelson_Kidd-Players
August 7, 2022 2:46 pm

Dragged what’s apparently an old shell box from my mother’s garage where it was used to store paint brushes.

Apart from the stenciled markings, it also has D^D 95 stamped between ‘St Marys’ and ‘NSW’.

Anything known? The War Memorial has one that was apparently used to store practice shells. Did this box get closer to battle? Presumably it once contained shells of some sort.

cohenite
August 7, 2022 2:46 pm
chrisl
chrisl
August 7, 2022 2:47 pm

I have been watching HUNTED and would thoroughly recommend
It involves 9 teams of two released from Fed square and told to scatter to anywhere in Victoria and remain uncaptured for 20 days
Trying to find them is a team of ex coppers , army and cyber sleuths
It is amazing how often you can be traced via cctv and using your credit cards
It would appeal to military/police types like TE and KD as well as paranoid types ( the rest of you )

Roger
Roger
August 7, 2022 2:48 pm

‘The problem with society today is that mentally ill people are trying to remake the world in their asylum’s image and have us all live there.’

Don’t know who said it, but it’s very apt!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 2:48 pm

I mean, you wouldn’t go over to Ukraine and expect to land a cushy, high paying gig with a large gas company if you knew nothing about its business and didn’t speak the language etc.

Of course not! The Bidens are gas experts. They gas a lot.
Taiwan obviously doesn’t pay as well, at least not for Bidens.
It’s amusing to watch the various business interests in action.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 7, 2022 3:00 pm

Anything known? The War Memorial has one that was apparently used to store practice shells. Did this box get closer to battle? Presumably it once contained shells of some sort.

25 Pounder Anti Tank shells, going by the stencils.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 3:03 pm

THE COMING WAR ON AGRICULTURE

You probably know about what has happened in Sri Lanka, where the government’s attempt to impose organic farming led to food shortages, impoverishment, and a revolt that caused that country’s prime minister to flee. Also the Netherlands, where the government’s attempt to drastically reduce fertilizer use has led to massive protests by farmers that continue to this day.

Will the Left’s war on agriculture succeed? I don’t know. The Sri Lankan government pushed it until mobs invaded the prime minister’s residence. The government of the Netherlands isn’t giving an inch, despite massive and prolonged civil disobedience by farmers. Justin Trudeau apparently likes what he sees in those countries. And consider the Left’s war on energy: I never would have imagined that it could get as far as it has.

I think many liberals are essentially sadists. They love to boss the rest of us around and make us miserable. If you didn’t know better, you might think they spend their days dreaming up ways to humiliate their fellow citizens. “Here’s an idea–let’s screw up the grid to produce blackouts, so that people turn on the lights and nothing happens!” “They’ll never stand for that.” “We’ll make them stand for that, and like it, too!” “Here’s another idea: let’s tell people they can no longer eat hamburgers and bacon, they have to eat crickets and vegetables!” “What? No one is crazy enough to go along with that.” “Sure they will–all we have to do is tell them it’s necessary to save the planet.”

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 7, 2022 3:10 pm

callisays:
August 7, 2022 at 2:10 pm
They’re all mouthy Robespierres until their jaws are broken.

Didn’t Robespierre get a kiss from Madame la Guillotine?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 7, 2022 3:14 pm

Didn’t Robespierre get a kiss from Madame la Guillotine?

Shattered jaw and all.

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 7, 2022 3:16 pm

Nelson_Kidd-Playerssays:
August 7, 2022 at 2:46 pm
Dragged what’s apparently an old shell box from my mother’s garage where it was used to store paint brushes.

Apart from the stenciled markings, it also has D^D 95 stamped between ‘St Marys’ and ‘NSW’.

The faded bit on the side looks like “25 PDR AP”, which would make it armour piercing shells for the 25 pdr field piece used during WW II and well into the 1950s.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
August 7, 2022 3:19 pm

From Indolent’s paranoid link:

2. Data from multiple countries now shows that all cause mortality (deaths from everything) are higher in the vaccinated.

Qualitatively that is what you would expect if the vaccines did absolutely nothing, because the vast majority of non-vaccinated are kids – who as a group have more robust organs, immune systems, and get taken care of by adults, whereas all adults score less on those dimensions even without vaccines.

Thomas Sowell’s advice for criticising the Left also applies to mRNA vaccine resisters. What’s your evidence, and what’s your alternative? (They are not rhetorical questions, so you may actually have an answer.) For all of the shenanigans during their development and all the ills alleged to be caused by the mRNA jabs, it is amazing they have *so far* been more helpful than harmful, given the hundreds of millions of people who have had them. Where are the 400,000+ people in Australia+USA+UK combined who have gotten autoimmune disorders or had illness worse than the flu as a direct result of taking these jabs? That’s the level at which the line between help and harm is approached.

Not blind to it either. Senator Rennick’s speech the other day was an eye opener, even for people who’ve followed Malone’s texts on the topic. e.g. They stopped the monkey trial of LNP tracing as soon it started to look bad. Straight on to humans. TGA rubber stamped all of it. And here we are. Jay-zuz!

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 7, 2022 3:22 pm

N K-P

Was your father an artilleryman, WW II or later?

rickw
rickw
August 7, 2022 3:23 pm

TGA rubber stamped all of it.

TGA definitely need the lamp post treatment. Every single last one of those useless overpaid fucks.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 3:25 pm

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calli
calli
August 7, 2022 3:25 pm

Didn’t Robespierre get a kiss from Madame la Guillotine?
Shattered jaw and all.

The author of The Terror and great orator tried to speak in his defence to the milling and expectant crowd.

He found himself unequal to the task.

Frank
Frank
August 7, 2022 3:26 pm

At heart I think he’s just a misanthrope who likes telling others how they should live.

The DSM is sadly lacking for the disorder Fucking Idiot. Bit of an oversight really.

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 3:27 pm

The moral of the tale is…be very very careful about unleashing the beast of anarchy.

It might just fall upon you.

Frank
Frank
August 7, 2022 3:28 pm

Previous comment refers to Monbiot.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
August 7, 2022 3:31 pm

chrisl says: August 7, 2022 at 2:47 pm

It would appeal to military/police types like TE and KD as well as paranoid types ( the rest of you )

Would you happen to be in one of those categories yourself, chrisl ?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 7, 2022 3:31 pm

It might just fall upon you.

On the same guillotine that had beheaded Louis XVI, a year earlier…

Nelson_Kidd-Players
August 7, 2022 3:40 pm

Boambee John says:
August 7, 2022 at 3:22 pm

N K-P

Was your father an artilleryman, WW II or later?

I think my uncle served in the Pacific, it may have come via him. I think one of my grandfathers served as a mechanic in the air force locally. I believe he put his age down a tad at sign-up. Probably should ask around…

chrisl
chrisl
August 7, 2022 3:42 pm

It would appeal to military/police types like TE and KD as well as paranoid types ( the rest of you )
Would you happen to be in one of those categories yourself, chrisl ?

I’m certainly more paranoid than I used to be ( they really are watching you)
I’m still not sure if the cctv is all connected on the internet or it was “enhanced” to make good television

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
August 7, 2022 3:44 pm

Colonel Crispin Berkasays:
August 7, 2022 at 3:19 pm

Where are the 400,000+ people in Australia+USA+UK combined who have gotten autoimmune disorders or had illness worse than the flu as a direct result of taking these jabs?

Possibly being misdiagnosed and having their stories ignored by the MSM?

Colonel, I agree that raw datasets are being hopelessly misused by both cheer squads in the covid/vaxx debates. However it’s clear that we aren’t being given comparable stats, so we simply can’t make a real estimate of the comparable risks of the virus and the vaxx.

Everyone is tested for covid when they’re admitted to hospital, and everyone who tests positive goes into the data as a covid hospital admission. Likewise going into ICU while covid positive. Anyone who dies while covid positive is recorded as a covid death.

Given that people stay covid positive for about 14 days, then assuming testing occurs on averages halfway through (a generous assumption since people generally get tested when they experience symptoms), if we were trying to compare vaxx danger and covid danger we’d treat every hospitalisation, ICU admission and death within 7 days of a jab as vaxx-caused, at least for the purpose of creating genuinely comparable datasets which should give us a rough indication of the genuine comparative risks.

[Cue some vaxx-worshipper to say “oh but that’s misleading because the vaxxes don’t cause health problems at anything like the rate of covid, so you’d be overstating vaxx risks.” How do we know this? “Because the statistics prove it.”]

Winston Smith
August 7, 2022 3:44 pm

rickw:

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%.

This level of greed, coupled with:
“The Barunga Draft Treaty” will backfire – badly – on the Aboriginal Industry and the Labor Party.

sfw
sfw
August 7, 2022 3:46 pm

Oldozzie, the reason why I suggested 50m is to get some circulation going from the lake to the sea and back again, otherwise it would end up like the Dead Sea and be of little use except for the possible extra rainfall east.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 3:47 pm

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?

Gabor, I’m not perturbed about your above comment and in fact it was kind of nice, but here’s a summary of last evening.

1. One person doxxed and made threats against me and mentioned what he believed was the name of my spouse. This was criminal behavior and Monday morning I will be dealing with it no matter the cost in terms of money or time.

Turtlehead left two very stupid comments directed about/to me on the old, regular weekly thread. As is often the case, if it’s in the evening, Driller decided to stoush troll me, which means he’s close to being peak drunk.
How do I accrue any fault?
And yes, there are some seriously depressed morons lacking self-esteem here and the last thing they need is social media as it aggravates their depression and mental problems. There are about half dozen of these morons.

There’s one other thing I’d like to point out. There are a couple of imbeciles who ignore reality and post biased bullshit, which is basically fake news. I protest against bullshit.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
August 7, 2022 3:55 pm

Colonel Crispin Berkasays:
August 7, 2022 at 3:19 pm

PS Colonel, I’ve posted the link below before, but it’s worth repeating.

Note particularly:
Where the doctor is comfortable the death is from a natural cause unrelated to the COVID-19 vaccine, the doctor is encouraged to issue a cause of death certificate. The death does not need to be discussed with or reported to the coroner.
Doctors assessing if the death is from a natural cause unrelated to the COVID-19 vaccine should ask themselves these questions:
Has the vaccine directly caused the death?
• Has the vaccine caused a side effect or complication that has caused or significantly hastened the person’s death?
• Is there a need to reference the COVID-vaccine and/or a vaccine-related complication on the cause of death certificate?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes/possibly/probably/likely or unclear the doctor should seek advice from
the Coronial Registrar, Coroners Court of Queensland during business hours on (07) 3738 7050 or after hours on (07)
3738 7166.

Not only is there a different instruction for one rather than the other, but there’s no facility at all offered to make a written report of a suspected vaxx-caused death. How many other times do you see any government department requiring people to speak to someone rather than fobbing them off to a website to fill in an online form? It’s almost as though they don’t want a written record.

Also, this document is entitled “Attributing deaths to COVID-19 vaccines”. The converse document is entitled “How to report” a covid virus death. Slight difference in emphasis.

Yes, none of that is conclusive, but if they really wanted to distort the stats in favour of the vaxxes, what would they be doing differently?

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0023/1094621/covid-vaccine-certifying-death.pdf

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 7, 2022 3:55 pm

I’m still not sure if the cctv is all connected on the internet or it was “enhanced” to make good television

There was a yuuuuge amount of “creative licence” taken in the production of that show.

Frank
Frank
August 7, 2022 4:02 pm

Narcissism, lack of self-esteem, not having achieved much in life?

Being too short is always a good bet.

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 7, 2022 4:03 pm

Ralph Sarich, come on down!!

Ralph did alright. I think he owns most of the Scarborough beach front. Well, more than BHP shareholders.

Barry
Barry
August 7, 2022 4:04 pm

Colonel Crispin Berkasays:
August 7, 2022 at 3:19 pm

Where are the 400,000+ people in Australia+USA+UK combined who have gotten autoimmune disorders or had illness worse than the flu as a direct result of taking these jabs?

Dunno.

But there’s at least 9 dead people who died from AstraZeneca Vaxx documented in the MSM and acknowledged by the TGA who were at negligible risk of COVID. They died needlessly.

The biggest problem with the AZ and mRNA Vaxx is that the risk of vaccination accrues to a vastly different population than the benefits do (young healthy vs old, sick). It’s absolutely unethical to promote such a treatment much less enforce it.

You can’t weigh these populations against each other.

Winston Smith
August 7, 2022 4:08 pm

Sancho Panzer:

And where is the money coming from for the Grand Canal?

Tell the Super Funds to invest in “Grand Canal Infrastructure Bonds”.
10% of all their funds to be put in this “Special Nation Building Infrastructure Fund”.
It was good enough for Hitler prewar to fund shit he wanted, so good enough for us.

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 4:11 pm

Being too short

Oi! I have more than adequate self-esteem!

Today, the garden weeds have known my wrath. And wayward shrubs have been trimmed ready for Spring. Which is standing tip-toe on the verge and ready to pounce.

Tomorrow it’s many…many bags of DinoFert. My neighbours will love me.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 7, 2022 4:15 pm

Doxxing is a dog act.
Don’t do it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 7, 2022 4:18 pm

Speaking of doxxing, I see someone in another place seeing fit to disclose partial details of the address of our city penthouse.
Dog.
Or in this case, bitch.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
August 7, 2022 4:20 pm

And where is the money coming from for the Grand Canal?

Sheesh.
About 1000km of absolute lakefront/canal view land. Easy commute to Adelaide.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
August 7, 2022 4:20 pm

Farcanal, back from lunch and the Lake Eyre thing is still bubbling on. Noice.

Little darlings up to no good again today in the ‘ville. Cops swarming the Bruce hwy at Deeragun near shops this arvo. Fun facts I found out today, we up here have 1/26th population of Sydney but 5 times cars stolen per 1000 registrations.

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 4:25 pm

Good grief! All this doxxing.

Are we sooooo very, very important? It’s bizarre.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
August 7, 2022 4:30 pm

How many xs in doxxxing?

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 4:31 pm

I prefer two, DrBeau.

Three is strictly for Royalty.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 7, 2022 4:34 pm

“The Barunga Draft Treaty” will backfire – badly – on the Aboriginal Industry and the Labor Party.

The terms of the “Barunga Draft Treaty” appeared in the Press, in late 1988, and it’s my considered opinion that it was unfavorable Press coverage that caused the whole issue to be quietly shelved.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 7, 2022 4:35 pm

Katherine Deves is hot.

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 7, 2022 4:41 pm

He made a fortune out of Perf property and selling rights to his engine – which has never appeared in any mass-produced vehicle in fifty years.

I think the fuel injection tech got licensed for small capacity bike engines, basically what keeps the third world moving.

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
August 7, 2022 4:43 pm

I feel like the only sane person in a insane world. Confused at times but, sane. Thats all I have to say about that.

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 7, 2022 4:43 pm

Nelson_Kidd-Playerssays:
August 7, 2022 at 3:40 pm
Boambee John says:
August 7, 2022 at 3:22 pm

N K-P

Was your father an artilleryman, WW II or later?

I think my uncle served in the Pacific, it may have come via him. I think one of my grandfathers served as a mechanic in the air force locally. I believe he put his age down a tad at sign-up. Probably should ask around…

Unlikely to be the airman. Look your uncle up on the WW II Nominal Roll (DVA or via the AWM website). That will identify his final unit. Or his service record, found on the NAA website, will identify all units he served in.

Tom
Tom
August 7, 2022 4:45 pm

Katherine Deves is hot.

Bern, I believe the acronym you’re searching for is MILF.

As you say, she’s hot.

Zipster
Zipster
August 7, 2022 4:46 pm

McDonalds Dumps Trial of Plant Meat Because Customers Would Not Purchase – Next up, Bug Meat (6 Aug)

somehow I don’t think that will mean moreton bay….

Cassie of Sydney
August 7, 2022 4:49 pm

“feelthebernsays:
August 7, 2022 at 4:35 pm
Katherine Deves is hot.”

Yep….as is Sall Groves…and they’re both brave, really brave.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 7, 2022 4:51 pm

callisays:

August 7, 2022 at 4:25 pm

Good grief! All this doxxing.

Are we sooooo very, very important? It’s bizarre.

No.
Not important at all.
And some would like to keep it that way by preserving their anonymity.
Not to mention the privacy of their family members.
We all have our prime suspect I guess.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 4:52 pm

I believe the acronym you’re searching for is MILF

Not necessarily, Tom.

My preferred acronym is HBOT. 🙂

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 7, 2022 4:53 pm

I played at a course in Hawaii where the ladies tees looked like they were about 50m in front of the mens.
Yes I played off the ladies tee.

cohenite
August 7, 2022 5:00 pm

Another red blooded men’s magazine from the 1950s, Men Today, and its chapter contents:

No Rest from Passion: confessions of a nymphomaniac
Love captive of Castro’s Execution Squad Harlots
Brides of Agony in the Cave of Horror
Handsome Men make the Lousiest Lovers

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 5:03 pm

We’ll wait, you stupid fuck.

Charming.

I was referring to the obsession that weirdos have of doxxing. The terrible need to reveal someone else’s identity. It has been tried on me too at SincCat.

In other news, I have just become a great aunt. Again. A newly hatched little boy.

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 5:05 pm

And keep your disgusting abuse behind your teeth. You think you’re a big bully boy but you don’t scare me.

Find someone else to abuse.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 5:08 pm

I was referring to the obsession that weirdos have of doxxing. The terrible need to reveal someone else’s identity. It has been tried on me too at SincCat.

Really?

calli says:
August 7, 2022 at 4:25 pm

Good grief! All this doxxing.

Are we sooooo very, very important? It’s bizarre.

Didn’t sound like it, but I’ll just accept your last comment and forget

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 7, 2022 5:09 pm

Hardest course I’ve ever played was Newcastle-Stockton.
No buggies.
I lost 8 balls (I take the beware of the snakes signs seriously).
Horrible, hard course.

The most forgiving course I’ve played is Hope Island.
Widest fairways I’ve ever played.
Plus a lovely lass filled up the esky in the cart for the back nine.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 5:10 pm

JC – not good, Squire.

Abusing Calli – really?

cohenite
August 7, 2022 5:13 pm

Yeah, what’s up head prefect.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 5:13 pm

And keep your disgusting abuse behind your teeth. You think you’re a big bully boy but you don’t scare me.

Find someone else to abuse.

Your comment came across as the opposite of what you just suggested it was meant to convey. If it meant how I understood it the first time, my reply was less than what is deserved. As I said, I accept that you… yes you made and an ambiguous comment and will leave it there. Next time try to be clearer as it wasn’t just me who understood it the way I interpreted it.

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 5:14 pm

JC, several months ago, you revealed your own name in a link. When I saw it, I forgot it…instantly. Not the fact that it happened, but the comment. Because I knew it was a mistake and you are entitled to anonymity.

We are clearly important to some genuine weirdos. I don’t know why. I’m a nobody.

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
August 7, 2022 5:15 pm

Woo Hoo…..great news chatters. Western Power , the west aussie electric company gave all households a $400 credit on our last power bills. God is good.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 5:16 pm

Rabz says:
August 7, 2022 at 5:10 pm

JC – not good, Squire.

Abusing Calli – really?

Really Rabz? Yet you didn’t appear too worried about what happened last evening and don’t pretend you weren’t around then. Did I hear a peep for you, Squire?

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
August 7, 2022 5:18 pm

Dad tried getting me into Golf as a kid. I didn’t take to it. Later on as a young adult different story but my scores were no better and I gave up except for the drunken games organised by peers. However seriously I saw some poms when I was in Asia drinking nearly a pint a hole and still playing decent games, better than mine anyway. Some of the Thai courses are beautiful.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 5:18 pm

After the ratings disaster of Piers Morgan Uncensored — Sky News Australia had to think of something to fill the 9pm hole when it axed the Morgan show after only a few months. Happily, it will soon launch The World of Rowan Dean, to be aired on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9pm.

Thanks Tom, great news. The only surprise is that it took so bloody long.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 5:20 pm

JC, several months ago, you revealed your own name in a link. When I saw it, I forgot it…instantly. Not the fact that it happened, but the comment. Because I knew it was a mistake and you are entitled to anonymity.

Okay, but what has that got to do with what Clorox did last evening, which was (what he thought) he was posting private information about names of family members, street addresses etc? I’m not suggesting they were correct but the malicious intent was criminal. How is that the same?

We are clearly important to some genuine weirdos.

Yes, there are some very mentally ill people around.

rosie
rosie
August 7, 2022 5:20 pm

Doxxing matters, even if you are ‘nobody’.
I’m not as concerned as I was when I had a bricks and mortar shop but having the world know our views on this and that can clearly have real world consequences.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 7, 2022 5:20 pm

I was referring to the obsession that weirdos have of doxxing. The terrible need to reveal someone else’s identity. It has been tried on me too at SincCat.

Not the way it initially came across.
It sounded like “Meh. Who cares about anyone’s ID?”

Rabz
August 7, 2022 5:21 pm

err, JC – I couldn’t post comments after about 11:00pm last night and so gave up and went and listened to some very loud music in my lounge room.

Seriously, how on this planet does one end up in a stoush with Calli, of all people?

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 7, 2022 5:21 pm

Golf can be a lovely, social game.
Just don’t take it too seriously.

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 5:21 pm

Wow! Some readers are here are delighted that you’ve had a go at me. What a lovely place DoverCat has become. Only the very best class of lurkers.

I won’t lose any sleep over it. I’ll even blow you upticking clowns a kiss! 😀

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
August 7, 2022 5:23 pm

Do you need to me run interference?
JC looooooves me. He even got me a pet name. Which shows the depths of his devotion, because now he has to crtl-F for TWO names to catch up on what me n Sancho have been chatting about.
And yes, I know that he reads every word I post.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 5:24 pm

This is after discovering that some tasteless twat has denounced all the music on last night’s radio thread as “rubbish”.

Sacré bleu! 😕

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
August 7, 2022 5:24 pm

Interview

Reporter: So, Amy, you won the women’s thousand metre freestyle?

Amy: Uh, yeah, sortof.

R: Despite the fact that you didn’t actually go in the water?

A: Would you? There was a bloody great shark in there.

R: Not a shark. Jawsina had identified as a woman for six months.

A: Well she might have identified as a woman, but it looked to me like a big white pointer. With a fin on its back. And teeth. Lots of teeth.

R. All your competitor were able to treat Jawsina as a woman.

A: Yeah, and look where it got them. Jawsina ate every one of them. Well, it bit big chunks out of them. Water was full of blood. And it got one of the judges when he was going to declare Jawsina the winner. That’s why I got first place.

R. Frankly, Amy, I just don’t think you’re being inclusive enough. Nor were the remaining judges. Just because Jawsina was unable to get out of the pool and stand on the podium is no reason to disqualify her. But I’ll leave it to the viewers to make up their own minds on this important diversity and inclusivity issue.

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 5:25 pm

And I wasn’t around last evening either. Busy. Last comment was about Lake Eyre and evaporation.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 5:30 pm

err, JC – I couldn’t post comments after about 11:00pm last night and so gave up and went and listened to some very loud music in my lounge room.

Err Rabz , that’s nonsense because you were posting at the same time Clorox was attempting to disclose identities. You remained silent, which is your right, but then don’t come here white-knighting over a comment that was ambiguously conveyed and understood.

Here’s Calli’s comment

Good grief! All this doxxing.

Are we sooooo very, very important? It’s bizarre.

Which I understood to mean why are victims of doxing so much worried about it. Later it was clarified to mean the opposite.

Seriously, how on this planet does one end up in a stoush with Calli, of all people?

I don’t.

Seriously, if you don’t understand the ambiguity, then stay out of it like you did last evening.. Squire.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 5:32 pm

calli says:
August 7, 2022 at 5:21 pm

Wow! Some readers are here are delighted that you’ve had a go at me. What a lovely place DoverCat has become. Only the very best class of lurkers.

Calli, forget it. Start over.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 5:33 pm

I don’t like him, and I refused to shake his hand when he visited our local shopping centre, but good on him.

Minister for International Development and the Pacific Pat Conroy commemorates World War II battle in Solomon Islands (7 Aug)

Pacific Minister Pat Conroy has made his first visit to the Solomon Islands to commemorate a critical World War II battle.

Mr Conroy was joined by representatives from Japan, the United States and New Zealand in the Solomon Islands for the 80th anniversary of the key naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

Pat Conroy MP@PatConroy1
Honoured to be in Solomon Islands to pay tribute to those who served in the Battle of Guadalcanal and to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra.
Their loss and sacrifice remind us that our collective security in the Pacific was inextricably linked in 1942, just as it is today.

I happened to read about the Battle of Savo Island in the official history a couple nights ago. Just about everything that could go wrong did. Sometimes no matter what preparations you make you can still be unlucky.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 5:35 pm

Walter

I don’t mind you. You claim to be a libertarian, although I sometimes wish you left the waffling aside and stood up for your beliefs. I do read your comments too. Some are dull and I stop while others are fine and I read them to the end.

You claim to be a member of the LDP and attend meetings. That’s all good. I’m a paid up member but don’t attend.

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 5:37 pm

As far as I’m concerned, the matter is over.

I was not casting aspersions on the doxxed, but the doxx-er. I now know better, and shall keep my opinions on the matter to myself.

For those who have enjoyed the “stoush” I bow in your general direction and will now retire to the dressing room to remove the greasepaint. Please leave flowers at the stage door.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
August 7, 2022 5:37 pm

Wow I must live under a rock sometimes or spend too much time well out past the yard post.

Commonwealth Games on? When did that start? Just flipping through channels and they had cycling on.

cohenite
August 7, 2022 5:39 pm

What fucking stoush?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 7, 2022 5:40 pm

I happened to read about the Battle of Savo Island in the official history a couple nights ago. Just about everything that could go wrong did.

The worst “blue water” defeat that the U.S. Navy ever suffered, and I have heard it said, a brutal reminder that there was a war on…

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 5:41 pm

Keep up please Cronkite. If you can’t then ask for someone to bring the wheelchair. We’ve had enough of all the huffing and billowing because you’re unable to stay with the crowd and out of breath.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 5:42 pm

the same time Clorox was attempting to disclose identities

Which was about 3:30pm yesterday, Squire. I blundered onto the wrong thread, noticed you were being abused by Glycolax and then went and found the new thread so as to notify Doves that I’d sent him last night’s radio post.

How this has ended up resulting in the subsequent “regrettable incidents” is not something I’m remotely interested in attempting to figure out, much less try and resolve.

Raise it again and it’s Goose Springsteen time, Squire. Consider yourself notified.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 5:43 pm

How this has ended up resulting in the subsequent “regrettable incidents” is not something I’m remotely interested in attempting to figure out, much less try and resolve.

No problem. I’d expect that from someone who claims to have a Swiss background, but try to keep things on an even keel.

rickw
rickw
August 7, 2022 5:45 pm

GB News. The link between vaccination and excess deaths. Professor Richard Ennos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFf5k2h-f_4

Tom
Tom
August 7, 2022 5:46 pm

Commonwealth Games on? When did that start?

I not interested, either, Rockdoctor — second-rate pretend competition among some of the weakest sporting nations on earth.

But the Games are rating their socks off on commercial TV. For Australians, too much sport is barely enough.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 5:47 pm

someone who claims to have a Swiss background

I’ve never claimed that, for goodness’ sake.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 7, 2022 5:47 pm

No worries calli.
The first comment did have a touch of ambiguity about it.
It is interesting to see the various characters who take an unhealthy interest in the identities of other posters and have an obsession with meeting others in real life.
Weirdos.

Roger
Roger
August 7, 2022 5:49 pm

Pardon me; just popping in to engage in some blog posting as therapy…

I just learned that someone I haven’t caught up with in 20+ years committed suicide in Melbourne’s lockdown.

I’m not readily given to swearing….but this calls for an exception:

Fuck you, Daniel Andrews.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
August 7, 2022 5:51 pm

Sorry Rabz accidently flagged your comment trying to go back a page.

Have already let Dover know.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 5:52 pm

Rabz says:
August 7, 2022 at 5:47 pm

someone who claims to have a Swiss background

I’ve never claimed that, for goodness’ sake.

You just did metaphorically speaking. You rightfully claimed that what when on last night wasn’t your business, then you should have stayed out of this one. We didn’t need you.

rickw
rickw
August 7, 2022 5:53 pm

Fuck you, Daniel Andrews.

Andrewd and his Mong mates fed Melbourne into a meat grinder. I hope the “Dan kept us safe” idiots wake the hell up so we can sink out teeth into some justice.

Top Ender
Top Ender
August 7, 2022 5:53 pm

The bloke that came out of the Battle of Savo Island worst off – apart from those dead and wounded – was the idiot in charge of USS Chicago. He was a few months previously in Sydney Harbour with his ship when the Japanese midget submarines got in. He screwed up badly on that night too.

Howard Bode was the name. There was a US Navy inquiry into Savo Island and he came out of it terribly – the only one who made a lot of mistakes compared to the other commanders. He shot himself.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 5:55 pm

Weirdos

Yet there are Cats who’ve been friends in real life for many moons now, after making connections via the predecessor of this blogue.

JC – you used to abuse jupes incessantly until you ended up meeting him at a Cat gathering in Melbourne five/six years ago.

I don’t like having to constantly intercede in your regrettable contretemps with other Cat commentaters*.

Not claiming to be any saint in regard to these matters, either. I’ve been happy to dish out the abuse when I felt it was warranted.

But this is seriously becoming ridiculous. Enuff.

*Yeah yeah, deliberate (again) …

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 5:58 pm

While you’re around Rabz, thanks for the party last night! It was fun, and I listened to a lot of good music.

Roger
Roger
August 7, 2022 5:58 pm

That feels a little better, at least.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 5:59 pm

Sorry, accidently flagged your comment

No worries, Rock, Doves no doubt gets a lot of them. 🙂

Tom
Tom
August 7, 2022 6:00 pm

Fuck you, Daniel Andrews.

The blood of how many thousand Victorians is on that psychopath’s hands? All in the name of political power and demagoguery.

And he’ll be elected again in November by lovers of psychopaths and demagogues — wannabe citizens of communist China.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 6:01 pm

Thanks Bruce, there was a major blogue meltdown from about 11:30 last night – I had some songs ready to load onto the radio thread and that was that.

Not good. 😕

Diogenes
Diogenes
August 7, 2022 6:01 pm

This is after discovering that some tasteless twat has denounced all the music on last night’s radio thread as “rubbish”.

Music?That’s what you call that noise?

Whoever denounced it is obviously a person of great taste and breeding.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 7, 2022 6:01 pm

FTB, losing 8 balls. That’s gotta hurt.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 6:03 pm

Fuck you, daniel andrews

He should be very grateful I’ve never had the misfortune to exist in Victoria.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 6:03 pm

Err Rabz

I didn’t abuse Clorox, so focus on what I said before instead of giving me a Cat history lesson.

Did you end up on friendly terms with the dude who lives in Thailand after that horrible stoush. I forget. 🙂

rosie
rosie
August 7, 2022 6:04 pm

Wasn’t me calli

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 7, 2022 6:06 pm

Rabz for next Radio Show how about live performances. Not miming to a backing track. Any genre.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 6:06 pm

TE – The thing that really struck me was that the Japanese by sheer luck managed to slip between two destroyers which had (rudimentary) radar. I could understand the defenders not realizing the float planes were Japanese, but the destroyer sweeps were exactly the right thing to be doing – and they rolled snake eyes on their dice or something. There were several other things that went wrong by sheer accident too, like the fatigue issue on Canberra’s bridge and the late night call for the commodore, which required HMAS Australia to be a very large late night taxi. Which I suppose at least kept her from being mauled too.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 6:07 pm

JC – it doesn’t matter who abused whom.

You are a valued commentater. Lift yourself above the urge to abuse others.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 7, 2022 6:10 pm

bThe bloke that came out of the Battle of Savo Island worst off – apart from those dead and wounded – was the idiot in charge of USS Chicago.

I don’t know – who was the Royal Australian Air Force pilot who observed the Japanese fleet on the way to Savo Island, and was accused of having landed and “had his tea” before passing on the sighting report. That little slander was repeated in the “Official History”, F.F.S. His family spent years trying to clear his name, after he died.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 7, 2022 6:11 pm

JC I never saw the doxing attempt coz my eyes glaze over when you two carry on like school girls for the last, what is it, 6 months now. You are better than this.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 6:13 pm

Granga, you’ve saved me a lot of “thought time”.

Live performances, it is.

Saturday 3 September, Cats. 🙂

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 6:14 pm

Wasn’t me calli

Ahahaha!

It isn’t a hanging offence. 😀

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
August 7, 2022 6:18 pm

Look at this pile in Southport north of Surfers. FMD

Look at the high tide mark. Safe from global warming for 50 years at least.
The occasional storm surge might put a different colour on the pedestals.

“Oh by the way, the main bedroom has to have a fireplace.”
“But there isn’t room for a fi…”
“A fire. Place.”
“Duhhh okay boss!”
*plonk*

calli
calli
August 7, 2022 6:19 pm

Just told the name of the new bub. Oh well. At least there were no apostrophes…but it’s a close thing.

I’ll make him up a beautiful old fashioned teddy bear to make up for it. Complete with growler, natch.

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 7, 2022 6:19 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
August 7, 2022 at 5:47 pm
No worries calli.
The first comment did have a touch of ambiguity about it.

A very light touch, at most.

Frank
Frank
August 7, 2022 6:22 pm

“A fire. Place.”

The soot will be a good choice to accent the white shag pile.

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 7, 2022 6:23 pm

Tom

wannabe citizens of communist China.

They should feel free to emigrate. Why settle for a derivative, when you can have the real thing. Tell them not to let the door hit them in the arse as they leave. Amusing as it would be to see, it might cost us money to repair the door.

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 7, 2022 6:25 pm

GreyRangasays:
August 7, 2022 at 6:01 pm
FTB, losing 8 balls. That’s gotta hurt.

Look on the good side, he would be eligible to play off the ladies’ tee (ducks, runs for cover).

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
August 7, 2022 6:27 pm

I have just become a great aunt. Again. A newly hatched little boy.

Wonderful news calli, congratulations and best wishes to all – the birth of a child – a wondrous miracle –

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 6:31 pm

the Royal Australian Air Force pilot who observed the Japanese fleet on the way to Savo Island, and was accused of having landed and “had his tea” before passing on the sighting report.

They knew they were there, but the senior brass all agreed amongst themselves that they were a couple of escorted seaplane carriers heading for another island (Rekata Bay) to set up a seaplane base. They didn’t twig that they might instead be a raiding force of heavy cruisers. As I said just about everything possible went wrong that could.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
August 7, 2022 6:34 pm

LIBERTY QUOTE

Human nature is full of riddles; . . . one of those riddles is: how is it that people who have been crushed by the sheer weight of slavery and cast to the bottom of the pit can nevertheless find strength in themselves to rise up and free themselves first in spirit and then in body while those who soar unhampered over the peaks of freedom suddenly lose the taste of freedom, lose the will to defend it, and, hopelessly confused and lost, almost begin to crave slavery?’

— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

…For the Ages

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
August 7, 2022 6:40 pm

Human nature is full of riddles; . . . one of those riddles is: how is it that people who have been crushed by the sheer weight of slavery and cast to the bottom of the pit can nevertheless find strength in themselves to rise up and free themselves first in spirit and then in body while those who soar unhampered over the peaks of freedom suddenly lose the taste of freedom, lose the will to defend it, and, hopelessly confused and lost, almost begin to crave slavery?’

They are different people. Some of the human race are natural born slaves who love being told what to do, think and feel. The majority, I think now. And a few are inclined to think for themselves.

Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
August 7, 2022 6:45 pm

I see the government / spruikers are promoting (relatively) cheap Automatic External Defibrillators to have in the home.

Something about giving people the best chance of surviving a heart attack. Just over two years ago I would have given them the benefit of the doubt as to them caring for their fellow man.

Now? Damage control post Pfizer?

cohenite
August 7, 2022 6:45 pm

Any more info on the stoush? Spare no detail, however small, trivial or pox-ridden.

Frank
Frank
August 7, 2022 6:45 pm

Or maybe rather than there being a hierarchy of needs with freedom of various sorts being at the zenith human nature is better described by the need for movement which implies a cyclical track between freedom and slavery.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 6:47 pm

Before the youtube ditty I’m listening to now:

“Plant Based Sausage Rolls”

Yeah, no, you collectivist cockheads.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 6:49 pm

Saturday 3 September

Two days into Springtime.

Can’t arrive soon enough, Cats.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 7, 2022 6:49 pm

Judith Durham: Family accept state funeral;

From the Oz.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 6:59 pm

Judith Durham – our very own home grown brunette superstar:

Turn, turn, turn

Georgie Girl

rosie
rosie
August 7, 2022 7:00 pm
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