Open Thread – Weekend 6 Aug 2022


The Pond at Montgeron, Claude Monet, 1876

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 7:08 pm

Was anyone else having problems site-wise last after 11pm?

Dover – Everything was working properly for me* up until just before 11pm, which was the last comment I made on Rabz’ radio show before wandering off. Been all good for me today.

(* Had a 500 error early on in Rabz’s thread, but I think that may be Aksimet spam control related as I was able to get around it.)

Rabz
August 7, 2022 7:09 pm

Was anyone else having problems site-wise last night after 11pm?

Yep, complete shutdown.

Barry
Barry
August 7, 2022 7:09 pm

dover0beachsays:
August 7, 2022 at 6:58 pm
Was anyone else having problems site-wise last night after 11pm?

All working like it was 3 weeks ago.
Thanks for your perseverance, sounds like it must have been a tricky problem.

I for one greatly appreciate your generosity in time and resources in the care and maintenance of this most excellent blog.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 7:14 pm

Plant Based Sausage Rolls

I suspect that’s all sausage rolls. Bought a sausage roll from Vietnamese bakery last week to try it: they do nice pies, so I though the sausage rolls might be nice too. Noooo…I would be wrong. Pastry-wrapped cardboard.

Frank
Frank
August 7, 2022 7:17 pm

nice pies

Woof?

Rabz
August 7, 2022 7:17 pm

Noooo…I would be wrong. Pastry-wrapped cardboard

The Standartenführer has noted your pitiful objections …

PX
PX
August 7, 2022 7:18 pm

FFS, Dover! Whatever you did fucked the blog.

P
P
August 7, 2022 7:19 pm

Judith Durham – no musical instruments needed

In the Garden

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
August 7, 2022 7:24 pm

Herb Elliott, John Landy, Ron Clarke, Craig Mottram and now Ollie Hoare.

I watched it live and luckily had it recording too.
2 grandkids were having a sleepover at my place – I wouldn’t let them go home this morning until they watched the 1500m replay. It’s such an important milestone (pardon the pun) in Australia’s sporting history.
I also replayed the 4x100m relay to show them how team-mates support each other when supreme endeavour goes pear shaped.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 7:29 pm

nice pies – Woof.

This is seriously worrying – Miss Planet has worked herself into a state of anorexia.

If she gets any thinner, she’ll vanish … 😕

Zipster
August 7, 2022 7:29 pm

Unprecedented! China’s chip moguls arrested in rush/The Shocking Corruption of state-owned chip fund
China Insights

This photo has recently become an Internet sensation in China because the six people depicted are the top players in China’s chip industry, and now they are all in big trouble. In the past few days, several senior executives of the organization behind the semiconductor industry in mainland China have been taken away by the CCP’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and investigation.
This storm suggests that Xi Jinping, the current CCP leader, can no longer endure the corruption permeating the industry, and is trying to launch an anti-corruption campaign against influential figures to save China’s chip industry.
But if the fundamental problems in the system are not solved, the anti-corruption campaign, no matter how long it lasts, will not be able to solve the complex problem of China’s chip bottleneck.

Tom
Tom
August 7, 2022 7:32 pm

“Plant Based Sausage Rolls”

FFS, if you don’t like meat, don’t eat it, but don’t be a vegan because you think it makes you holy.

PS: I was a vegetarian for two years as a twentysomething because I didn’t want to kill animals.

I now regard vegetarians as political radicals who hate nature, humanity, themselves, human civilisation and everything it has produced, including science and knowledge.

But especially the animals they pretend to care about. Vegetarians and vegans hate animals.

Plus they’re anemic because they’re denying their emaciated bodies the nutrients they need.

Zipster
August 7, 2022 7:32 pm
feelthebern
feelthebern
August 7, 2022 7:33 pm

The ghetto aint what it used to be.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IQOZprbaiA

Baby momma upset father of one child didn’t bring food for other kids she had with other men.

132andBush
132andBush
August 7, 2022 7:38 pm

Test

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 7, 2022 7:39 pm

Baby momma upset father of one child didn’t bring food for other kids she had with other men.

“Lisa, you had them!” Someone else fathered them!

Frank
Frank
August 7, 2022 7:39 pm

I know of some that become vegetarians to lose weight and also as an aid to digestion, they don’t enjoy being costive and have a morbid fear of dying like Elvis. Girls especially.

Amazing how many vegans recoil from pets and yet profess to be into saving the environment. Again, girls especially.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 7, 2022 7:44 pm

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.

Not quite.
In my opinion the primary issue is the attempt to dox someone and their family members.
A dog act.
People may have missed it first time around.
OK.
But, once the issue came to light since, it seems the condemnation has been somewhat muted.
The test will be if (or when) Glycolax turns up again, either under that handle, or his original screen name.
Will he cop the spray he deserves?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 7:45 pm

If she gets any thinner, she’ll vanish

Too much honey from her beekeeper band members.
Dunno how you could play a set in those hat thingies.

P
P
August 7, 2022 7:50 pm

Judith Durham – Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Royal Festival Hall London 2003

Tom
Tom
August 7, 2022 7:52 pm

Amazing how many vegans recoil from pets and yet profess to be into saving the environment. Again, girls especially.

Yep. That’s because they hate animals, even though they pretend to love them.

Vegans wouldn’t know animal husbandry if it jumped up and bit them on the ovaries/balls.

If you love animals, you work in industries than look after them.

For example, the horse racing industry is full of horse lovers — most of them girls.

132andBush
132andBush
August 7, 2022 8:04 pm

Test 2!

Frank
Frank
August 7, 2022 8:05 pm

For example, the horse racing industry is full of horse lovers — most of them girls.

I always find them a bit stringy.

132andBush
132andBush
August 7, 2022 8:06 pm

Ok
Dover,
Trying to post a short comment re Trump/DeSantis per oldozzie post earlier today.
Getting an internal server error.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
August 7, 2022 8:08 pm

FFS, if you don’t like meat, don’t eat it, but don’t be a vegan because you think it makes you holy.

Exactly. I used to work with a vegan who was of the opinion it was his choice and it was wrong to push veganism on others. I the world I was raised in this opinion was the norm however we seem to live in mysterious times now…

Anyway night all, checking out for this weekend.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 7, 2022 8:08 pm

If you love animals, you work in industries than look after them.

Just been attending to young Ms Brushtail, a half grown scion of mum. Who she avoids, since mum wants her gone. But she has a passion for Cafe nosh, so risks ire-of-mum.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 8:08 pm

this most excellent blog

Indeed it is, Cats.

miltonf
miltonf
August 7, 2022 8:15 pm

Agree Rabz

Cassie of Sydney
August 7, 2022 8:15 pm

In the West veganism and vegetarianism are simply food cloaks for hard-left ideologues. It’s a label for them. I’ll be honest, I loathe vegans. Almost all of them are rabid far-left progressive extremists. When I’m introduced to one, I always know where they live and who they vote for, ninety-nine percent of the time they live in suburbs like Newtown, Marrickville, and other inner-west areas and they vote Green. I’ve never met a healthy vegan….not once….not ever…they’re always pale, weak and sickly looking. I remember when a friend’s son became a vegan at sixteen, twelve years later he’s a far-left activist who’s been arrested several times.

As for vegetarianism, I don’t like militant vegetarians however the vegetarians I know aren’t militant, they’re not sanctimonious and they don’t preach. Most I know still eat eggs and diary. Personally I love eating meat and try to eat red meat twice a week, I always feel good after eating red meat. I love offal and cheap cuts which involve slow slow cooking. We evolved to eat meat.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 7, 2022 8:15 pm

Aging from an Older Mate

Two guys grow-up together, but after college one moves to Georgia and the other to Texas. They agree to meet every ten years in Florida to play golf.

At age 32 they meet, finish their round of golf, and head for lunch.

“Where you wanna go?”

“Hooters.”

“Why Hooters?”

“They have those servers with big boobs, tight shorts, and gorgeous legs.”

“You’re on.”

At age 42, they meet and play golf again.

“Where you wanna go for lunch?”

“Hooters.”

“Again? Why?”

“They have a cold beer, big screen TVs, and side action on the games.”

“OK.”

At age 52 they meet and play again. “So where you wanna go for lunch?”

“Hooters.

“Why?”

“The food is pretty good and there’s plenty of parking.”

“OK.”

At age 62 they meet again.

After a round of golf, one says, “Where you wanna go?”

“Hooters.”

“Why?”

“Wings are half price and the food isn’t too spicy.”

“Good choice”

At age 72 they meet again.

Once again, after a round of golf, one says, “Where shall we go for lunch?”

“Hooters.”

“Why?”

“They have six handicapped parking spaces right by the door and they have senior discounts.”

“Great choice.”

At age 82 they meet and play again. “Where should we go for lunch?”

“Hooters.”

“Why?”

“Because we’ve never been there before.”

“Okay, let’s give it a try.”

Bruce in WA
August 7, 2022 8:27 pm

There are three female singers in my lifetime I have admired, no, adored, for their clarity and purity of voice.

Karen Carpenter

Judith Durham

Sissel

Sadly, only one of them is still alive. And tonight I suddenly feel old.

132andBush
132andBush
August 7, 2022 8:28 pm

P says:
August 7, 2022 at 7:19 pm

Judith Durham – no musical instruments needed

Beautiful, P.

An incredible voice which was part of my early childhood thanks to Mum loving The Seekers.

Rabz
August 7, 2022 8:30 pm

they don’t enjoy being costive* and have a morbid fear of dying like Elvis

Yep, I’d imagine being plonked on the throne at 3:00am (again) desperately trying to void the bowels of the cement like substance lodged within and subsequently suffering a massive fatal coronary endeavouring to do so would not be all that great.

I’ve been to Graceland, peoples. The man was not imbued with what we might so casually refer to as “good taste”.

No wonder he felt at home in Vegas.

*err, what?

P
P
August 7, 2022 8:39 pm

132andBush, those particular years were among the happiest times of my life, getting married in 1964, living at Kings Cross, then later moving to our own home and becoming a mother in 1966. Wonderful times added to by the music of The Seekers.

Frank
Frank
August 7, 2022 8:41 pm

Elvis enjoyed rendering the fat from bacon and mixing it with espresso coffee and spreading it on toast, red eye gravy he called it. Sort of like how a mouthful of coffee tastes good when you are scarfing bacon and eggs, but without the middleman. No wonder he he went the way he did.

miltonf
miltonf
August 7, 2022 8:44 pm

P if you lived in Kings X in the 60smaybe you would enjoy this. Great Journalism.

Crossie
Crossie
August 7, 2022 8:46 pm

I’m watching Paul Murray for my sins and he has on Linda Scott who smirks in a most offensive way at anything Jacinta Price says. Jacinta is very patient and keeps on explaining why the Voice is of no use and will never be of any use to actual Aborigines but Linda Scott knows better. This is what we are all up against, smug, self-satisfied wannabe rulers.

Cassie of Sydney
August 7, 2022 8:46 pm

“Zipstersays:
August 7, 2022 at 8:20 pm
?? Israeli Iron dome point defense system, shooting down incoming rockets from Gaza ??”

Thanks for that, I could hear Hebrew in the background. I believe in miracles done by God but in the case of Iron Dome, that’s a man made miracle.

johanna
johanna
August 7, 2022 8:46 pm

I now regard vegetarians as political radicals who hate nature, humanity, themselves, human civilisation and everything it has produced, including science and knowledge.

But especially the animals they pretend to care about. Vegetarians and vegans hate animals.

Plus they’re anemic because they’re denying their emaciated bodies the nutrients they need.

Bit harsh, Tom. If you are referring to ‘lifestyle vegetarians’ in rich Western countries, that’s one thing. But many (perhaps hundreds) of millions of Indians are vegos for religious reasons, and they are neither animal haters nor malnourished.

eric hinton
eric hinton
August 7, 2022 8:47 pm

Cheer up Bruce Rock, old son.

Divna Ljubojevi?

P
P
August 7, 2022 8:48 pm

Judith Durham married in Scots’ Church, Melbourne.
Would that be a likely venue for the funeral?

Tom
Tom
August 7, 2022 8:48 pm

I have a romantic appreciation of Judith Durham.

I think she had the voice of God. It was angelic and pure.

I’m sorry she died relatively young (at 79) and in pain.

God bless you, Judith. May God rest your soul.

miltonf
miltonf
August 7, 2022 8:53 pm

I didn’t know who the buggery Linda Scott was- had to look her up. Psych Honours from UNSW. Hiya ejucashun has a lot to answer for.

Cassie of Sydney
August 7, 2022 8:53 pm

“I’m watching Paul Murray for my sins and he has on Linda Scott who smirks in a most offensive way at anything Jacinta Price says. Jacinta is very patient and keeps on explaining why the Voice is of no use and will never be of any use to actual Aborigines but Linda Scott knows better. This is what we are all up against, smug, self-satisfied wannabe rulers.”

Indeed. A classic example of leftist “I know best”, never mind what a black indigenous woman thinks, the white ALP hack knows best. Perhaps it’s time the rhetoric so beloved by progressive scum was thrown back at them, and Linda Scott is called out for her smug white privilege and she and others of her ilk, who love to casually dismiss the real lived experience of a black woman like Jacinta Price, is called a “racist”…..after all, they love to throw that word around with gay abandon.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 7, 2022 8:54 pm

American reacts to “The Seekers”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asl_X9lSfic

miltonf
miltonf
August 7, 2022 8:54 pm

Linda Scott knows better.

she’s been to the Uni dontcha know.

P
P
August 7, 2022 8:59 pm

P if you lived in Kings X in the 60smaybe you would enjoy this. Great Journalism.

We lived in Darlinghurst Road just down from the El Alamein Fountain, above a Nite Club.
We did go to Rosaleen Norton’s Coffee Shop but did not go downstairs.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 7, 2022 9:00 pm

Another American reacts to “The Seekers”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5NggIhMQCM&t=306s

Crossie
Crossie
August 7, 2022 9:01 pm

Cassie, the man-made miracle of the Iron Dome is also courtesy of the Almighty. He has given people the gift of intelligence and ingenuity, some use it, some abuse it and some ignore it.

Winston Smith
August 7, 2022 9:04 pm

Roger:

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

After the Revolution, it’s always the purges. It’s almost a rule of nature.
Idiots who back these Revolutions never quite seem to get that.

miltonf
miltonf
August 7, 2022 9:49 pm

There used to be the full length version of the 1964 doco on the Cross on youtube. Excellent journalism- certainly a rarity now. Rosaleen Norton originally came from Lindfield !!

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 9:53 pm

GreyRanga says:
August 7, 2022 at 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.

Ranga, the doxing was done by someone either using a fake account or a lurker type. Either way I hope to find out soon as I’m not holding back on this and I don’t a shit how much it costs.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 7, 2022 9:54 pm

Been looking at some old family photographs. Huge family. Uncles and Aunts and cousins. Hundreds of them. Looking at the photos and trying to work out “who is who” when they were younger. How they smiled as children is amazing.

What struck me is a photo from the 1960’s. A heap of younger children all well dressed, ranging in age from about 4-12. I could spot a couple of my sisters in it. Primary school age. Everyone looked so absolutely happy. Big smiles.

What terrifies me is that nowadays, those same kids can be “groomed” by some weirdo teacher wanting to put a “drag queen” in front of them. For equality and equity.

In a sane world, blokes would punch the fuck out of these arseholes. FMD.

Looking at that particular photo, I can’t but think what retribution the Uncles would have ravaged on these “modern day groomers”. They would probably be squabbling over the bones after the Aunty Sheliahs were finished them.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 9:56 pm

give

miltonf
miltonf
August 7, 2022 9:58 pm

In a sane world, blokes would punch the fuck out of these arseholes.

agree

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 7, 2022 9:58 pm

JCsays:

August 7, 2022 at 9:56 pm

give

Don’t tell me.
Only three days left to save the Daily Exposé?

MatrixTransform
MatrixTransform
August 7, 2022 10:07 pm

Kel Richards on Sky News argues that the Voice is essentially Marxist.

Clicked on the link thinking it was about The Voice … turns out it was about some referendum crap.

-1 thumb

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 7, 2022 10:09 pm

Either way I hope to find out soon as I’m not holding back on this and I don’t give a shit how much it costs.

All roads lead to mOnster. That prick has form.

He probably colluded with Arky.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 7, 2022 10:12 pm

You might be half right there Arma.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 7, 2022 10:13 pm

About Xi Pooh Bear having the top 6 chip maker senior executives arrested is show only. Corruption is all the way through the system. Corruption is usually incompetence much like the APS. Don’t promote those that can do your job better. Stand on the head of the next guy to make oneself taller so to speak is par for the course. Shifting alliances is how Pooh Bear got there and how he will be removed. Isn’t he supposed to be Premier for life. That life may look like ending sooner than he first thought. Its easy being a leader when things are going well, soon changes though. People involved in corruption tend to make sure things happen to keep the gravy flowing. Incompetents in power are narcissists and don’t know what to do when things go wrong except blame everyone else. I came across one recently on a small scale but adequately demonstates incompetence. Department Head wants accountant for an SES branch head on the basis they wear the same brand of shirt and discuss clothing apparel. The job required some specialist knowhow unknown by said accountant. I kid you not. The Head was overruled by the others on the panel and wanted to know how he got on the short-list.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 7, 2022 10:13 pm

American reacts to “The Voice”……

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky01t6J59pQ

cohenite
August 7, 2022 10:16 pm

Ranga, the doxing was done by someone either using a fake account or a lurker type. Either way I hope to find out soon as I’m not holding back on this and I don’t a shit how much it costs.

That’s the spirit head prefect. Lawyer up: I’ll give you mate’s rates.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 7, 2022 10:17 pm

Don’t blame you JC. As I said I missed the attempted doxing. Send the Samoans round.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 7, 2022 10:17 pm

What terrifies me is that nowadays, those same kids can be “groomed” by some weirdo teacher wanting to put a “drag queen” in front of them.

Not just nowadays.
Teachers have fiddled more kids than the clergy ever did.

P
P
August 7, 2022 10:21 pm

1964/5 at Kings Cross was interesting. When we moved in Ted Noffs Wayside Chapel had only just opened and was recognisable only by the cardboard sign out the front. We knew where it was because we parked our car nearby.
The picture theatre just down the road from us was continuous, day and night. You could come in anytime, sit on director type seating and smoke if you wished, butts on the floor. This venue later became Surf City.
Drag nightclub Les Girls was very close to where we lived. We would see them often at the shop in Roslyn St.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 7, 2022 10:25 pm

Xi’s “flies & tigers” speech means these purges will continue for as long as he has the top job.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
August 7, 2022 10:26 pm

dover0beachsays:
August 7, 2022 at 6:58 pm
Was anyone else having problems site-wise last night after 11pm?

Nope.
But it was mighty lonely on the prairie.
Does that mean I’m the problem?

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 10:31 pm

feelthebern says:
August 7, 2022 at 10:25 pm

Xi’s “flies & tigers” speech means these purges will continue for as long as he has the top job.

Has Jack Ma been seen or has he been permanently disappeared?

Winston Smith
August 7, 2022 10:32 pm

Zipster:

But if the fundamental problems in the system are not solved, the anti-corruption campaign, no matter how long it lasts, will not be able to solve the complex problem of China’s chip bottleneck.

The fundamental problem is that China is hopelessly and irredeemably corrupt. Not just in industry, but in the social, governmental and international areas.
China is the proverbial bad apple in the basket and is contaminating everybody it touches.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 7, 2022 10:32 pm

Positions of power is the issue. You can get some really good ones who make a difference for the better. It’s the narcissists that are the problem.

Unfortunately, those bastards tend to fall upwards.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 7, 2022 10:38 pm

On my phone, catching up here in bed after a hard day’s childcare. We has our three little Qld grandies age 2, 6 and 8 all day so played ball games, threw endless rounds of quoits, read stories, clapped the trampoline jumpers, fixed lunch and arvo tea and dinner, all fed and watered and bathed. Hairy taught the 8 year old to play 3 simple tunes on her birthday music maker machine and I ensured the 2 year old came to no harm in the rougher games. He is a cheery little fellow and was keen to join in. They tell their returning parents, who saw Top Gun, that grandma and grandpa are lots of fun!
We. Are. Exhausted.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 7, 2022 10:40 pm

Jacinta Price accuses Sun-Herald columnist Peter FitzSimons of being ‘aggressive’ and ‘rude’ to her during an interview

Sophie Elsworth
Media Writer
7 minutes ago August 7, 2022

Jacinta Nampijinpa Price has accused newspaper columnist and author Peter FitzSimons of being aggressive and rude to her during an interview, alleging he accused her of “giving racists a voice”.

The newly elected Country Liberal Party senator took to Facebook on Sunday to level the claims at FitzSimons after his interview with her ran in Nine’s Sun-Herald newspaper.

The social media post read in part: “I don’t know if I’d do another interview with the bloke again. He accused me of giving racists a voice but that wasn’t printed.”

Senator Price, a Warlpiri woman who has been vocal about her concerns over Labor’s proposed Indigenous voice to parliament, told The Australian FitzSimons was “condescending and rude” towards her – a claim FitzSimons denied.

Senator Price said her conversation with FitzSimons “was like talking to a brick wall” and she was left “insulted”.

The phone interview was conducted on Thursday afternoon and Senator Price said while it started off “quite well”, the columnist soon became “aggressive”.

“I’m not a wilting violet but he’s a very aggressive bloke, his interview style is very bloody aggressive, he doesn’t need to launch in,” she said.

“Accusing me of somehow giving power to racists because the issues I raise are confronting – he loses the point completely.

“I said to him, ‘Get down from the bloody ivory tower and come out to one of my communities’.”

When contacted by The Australian on Sunday night, FitzSimons said Senator Price’s claims were “complete and utter … nonsense”, and described their interview, which lasted for an hour, as a “professional exchange”.

“Every single word recorded, as I told her,” FitzSimons said in a text message to The Australian.

“Not even a raised voice. And she approved the entire final result.

“This is not remotely a matter of interpretation. Friendly interview, nice text exchange at its conclusion.”

Senator Price said while she did not regret the interview, she was shocked by FitzSimons’ ignorance on Indigenous issues.

“I was really taken aback and I was exhausted by the energy it took having to defend myself. I was made to feel as though what I was trying to do is wrong and my voice is not as legitimate as those who purport to suffer from 250 years of colonisation,” Senator Price said.

FitzSimons’ interview covered colonisation, reconciliation, the voice to parliament, and the Indigenous politician’s own upbringing.

Winston Smith
August 7, 2022 10:50 pm

JC:

Ranga, the doxing was done by someone either using a fake account or a lurker type. Either way I hope to find out soon as I’m not holding back on this and I don’t a shit how much it costs.

If it helps, JC, you can keep the $2 you owe me for the legal expenses.
Don’t thank me – I’m generous like that.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 7, 2022 10:50 pm

Doxxing is bad. It ruins the spirit of a blog like this. Many of us are known to each other IRL but that is by choice and with great trust. Glycolax is a horrible name (sounds unpleasantly like a constipation cure). The name suits. He/she smells like a turd.
Not welcome here.

Winston Smith
August 7, 2022 10:53 pm

Milton/Dillo!:

In a sane world, blokes would punch the fuck out of these arseholes.

agree

We don’t live in a sane world anymore .
These perverts are protected species in our societies.
“To find out who rules over you, look at who you are not allowed to laugh at.”

johanna
johanna
August 7, 2022 10:54 pm

I hope Senator Price has learned the lesson about dealing with the MSM – make your own recordings of everything you possibly can.

Otherwise they will stitch her up every time.

P
P
August 7, 2022 10:57 pm
cohenite
August 7, 2022 11:04 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
August 7, 2022 at 10:40 pm
Jacinta Price accuses Sun-Herald columnist Peter FitzSimons of being ‘aggressive’ and ‘rude’ to her during an interview

The pirate is an arsehole. The only thing the frogs have done well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft5DV9Eic4U

Winston Smith
August 7, 2022 11:14 pm

WHAT ARE THEY HIDING? Fences At Maricopa County Elections Department Are Reportedly Being Covered Up So People Cannot See! – STILL COUNTING 2 Days After Election.

The Gateway Pundit reported that Maricopa County is still counting the ballots two days after the shady primary election. We also reported on the massive fraud concerns and voting irregularities that occurred.
The counting stopped shortly after Kari Lake took the lead statewide, and the State and Fake News Media are refusing to call the race.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/breaking-hiding-fences-maricopa-county-elections-department-reportedly-covered-people-cannot-see-still-counting-2-days-election/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=the-gateway-pundit&utm_campaign=dailypm&utm_content=2022-08-05

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 7, 2022 11:14 pm

We has our three little Qld grandies age 2, 6 and 8 all day so played ball games

Impossible. It takes a village to raise a child according to the leftards.

You should have invited a drug fucked University drop out to assist. The kids need to familiarise themselves with a “Teachers Aide”.

Back in my day, it was a Josephine Nun with a feather duster, or a Christian Brother with a strap, neither of which got “Holiday Pay” nor “Wages”. Simple but effective.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 11:15 pm

Turtlehead.

Can’t you just fuck off and never talk to me. As I keep telling you, I don’t respect your opinions nor you personally. You don’t have to talk to me or about me. If you’re not groveling to me, you’re sneakily posting middle of the night ‘long term lurker’ comments.

Nothing will ever change my opinion about you, no matter how much you grovel. Now go away.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 7, 2022 11:20 pm

WHAT ARE THEY HIDING?

An intentional “Red Pill”. The people need to see.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Can’t you just fuck off and never talk to me. As I keep telling you, I don’t respect your opinions nor you personally.

You can imagine how little I care that you don’t respect me.
It’s sorta like not being respected by a strip club spruiker who’s just got out of stir for touching up the talent.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 7, 2022 11:24 pm

Cohenite we should send that clip to the pirate all the time, its never aged. He’s the only player I can recall any team has not stood up for. I reckon the rest of the Wallabies wanted to help the frogs, not that they needed it.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 11:27 pm

Rabz

At your leisure, perhaps you can share your opinion on this retards comment – this protoplasm.

Winston Smith says:
August 7, 2022 at 10:50 pm

If it helps, JC, you can keep the $2 you owe me for the legal expenses.
Don’t thank me – I’m generous like that.

He’s been asked nicely , not to talk to me, either directly or indirectly. I find him so much beneath contempt that it even bothers me when he grovels.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 11:33 pm

You can imagine how little I care that you don’t respect me.

hahahahaha of course you do, you dishonest redneck. Otherwise you wouldn’t be stoush trolling at every opportunity. You absolutely care about what I have to say about you. You’re obsessed about it.

It’s sorta like not being respected by a strip club spruiker who’s just got out of stir for touching up the talent.

Labor royalty huh? Tell us, has Barnaby called to apologize?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
August 7, 2022 11:35 pm

Strikes me there’s three distinct types of Australians with Aboriginal heritage, and they have three different broad outcomes.
The first is the top-of-the-pyramid Marxists. The Professor Langtons, the Director Thorntons, the Senator Thorpes, the R&B artist Adam Briggses, the visual artist Adam Douglas Hills, the MP Burneys. All done real good in Australia either by effort or gift, almost all have pulled that maneouvre where they spurn their country as actually racist and vicious, which elevates their success all the more as being against satanic odds, and they largely call for the dissolution of the culture in which they’ve triumphed and its replacement by a world of their own design wherein they are the rulers. This is the utopia of The Voice, reparations, First Nationses, Treaty, Welcome To Country… and these people are the most powerful lobbyists for this sinister revolution. These people are usually the ones who boast about “walking between two worlds”, but have no doubt that they are largely massively comfortable and spend their whole existence in what can only be described as a world of European plenty.
The second is the average Australians, who live, work, study, save, move house, have kids, fall out with their second cousins, buy a new car when they get old, like any other Australians- it’s just that these have ancestors who were Aboriginal. No-one should really be too worried about these peeps, because they are us. Their interaction with the mechanisms of the Australian civil state- Local, State and Federal government- police, courts, banks, schools, health- are just the same as everyone else. (There is probably a distortion with the multitude of Aboriginal-targeted companies, commissions, scholarships and such which they might interact with, but I’ll leave that consideration out).
The third group (third of my speculation, no value judgement) is people who are genuinely stuck in traditional communities, which can be broadly described as stone-age superstitious male gentocracies. (When I say “they” I’m not trying to dismiss the individual suffering of every soul, but I mean the modal presentation of lots of tragic single lives which are forming a pattern too grisly to ignore). They can access the European luxuries of alchohol, drugs and porn with no temperance; they have inherited the violence of payback, wife beating, infanticide and yet we Australians must uphold the human rights of the victims; they are let down by illiteracy and innumeracy, which means that their mental processes are forever stuck in square one through the progress of court proceedings, money spending, school.

It’s apparent to me that Voice, Treaty, First Nations, Reparations only serve the interests of the first group, the aircon Aboriginals. ( Can’t bring myself to type “*bb*s. Funny isn’t it? I want to signal my disdain for people who want to claim the cred of victimhood, but I hate that word because I’ve heard it in my hometown as a sledge).
Voice doesn’t do anything for the second group, the Everyday Average Aboriginals, because they are doing quite alright, and demonstrating the primacy of a Enlightenment country by making their own decisions.
Voice will do bugger all for the last group. The only thing that will lift the misery of the Australians who are still trapped with no safety, no agency, no education and no responsibility is the continued ingress of the Enlightenment, and as aggressive as it needs to be.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 7, 2022 11:35 pm

It’s best to clear out these people BEFORE the mid terms. Even if it gets messy.

States send representatives to Washington based on however the hell they want to do it. Their choice. It’s up to the State Legislature how they arrive at the Representation. Russian Roulette in California would be entertaining.

Toss your head in the ring. Last man standing.

Winston Smith
August 7, 2022 11:40 pm

J.C.

Nothing will ever change my opinion about you, no matter how much you grovel. Now go away.

You realise you can just scroll past my comments?
You have that ability don’t you, or does your ego forbid it?

Nelson_Kidd-Players
August 7, 2022 11:43 pm

Boambee John,

Found my:

– Grandfather: Leading Aircraftman (RAAF), Discharged: 10 DEC 1945 from 1 Wireless and Gunnery School. Mum said he was in Ballarat.
– Uncle: Signalman (Army), Discharged: 15 FEB 1946 from 1 AUST AIR FORMATION SIGS. Mum said he spent time in WA then got leave to get married. The honeymoon was interrupted and he tried to catch up with his group over half of Australia before catching them in Queensland. He then went to Malaya/Borneo, which must have been in the latter stages of the war.

Not sure if that helps regarding the providence of the case; Mum has no idea how it came to be in the garage. 🙂

Nelson_Kidd-Players
August 7, 2022 11:46 pm

Alas, Shatterzzzzzzzzzzz, no email! I’ll try to connect via Dovermail.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 11:46 pm

That’s okay, Turtlehead. You want to play it your way we will. Just keep in mind you were so chocked up with me kicking you around that you went crying to Sinclair saying I was being hurtful to you and you threatened law suits. You disgusting, sneaky little grub. You’re such an insidious worm, Turtlehead that I feel sick even conversing with you. Just remember that every single stupid comment you post will be a reply.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
August 7, 2022 11:49 pm

(Unless that was you advising that my Norton Anti-virus had expired (again!)…)

🙂

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 7, 2022 11:49 pm

Tell us, has Barnaby called to apologize?

That fucker owes me an apology.

Turns out that the “lunch invitation” was actually a cage fight with a hundred old aged pensioners brawling over three plates of cut sandwiches.

I learnt my lesson. Don’t take a knife to cane fight.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 11:51 pm

Ranga

You may not be aware, that I actually pleaded with Turtlehead to stay away from me as I didn’t want to be held responsible for the moron dying because he was all twisted and upset. The microbe has had a organ transplant and I believe they can’t take stress. He obviously stressed when he went bawling to Sinclair I was mean to him. I’ve literally begged the microbe to stay away, but he won’t.

JC
JC
August 7, 2022 11:55 pm

Arma, you should have a discussion with His Royal Highness about Barnaby mistreating people – especially influential folks like him.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 8, 2022 12:02 am

Ooooh. Big weekend.

Was there doxxing? I missed it. Terrible news.

Woof woof, Glyco. Ya flog.

Winston Smith
August 8, 2022 12:06 am

“Our Military has Become a Ruthless, Toxic Mélange of Spineless, Gas-Lighting Leadership” – Wife of US Hero and Warrior Speaks Out after He Is Ruined by His Immediate Military Leadership

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/military-become-ruthless-toxic-melange-spineless-gas-lighting-leadership-wife-us-hero-warrior-ruined-immediate-military-leadership/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=the-gateway-pundit&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=2022-08-06
We are depending on the US to help defend the Pacific Oceans southern borders?
Someone ask numbers if we should institute National Service, quickly.

JC
JC
August 8, 2022 12:09 am

How’s this for an investment return. I was talking to a pal who helped a private equity firm purchase a coal mining operation from a large oz miner. They spent 100 mill. They’re making 50 mill per month. Incredible.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 8, 2022 12:30 am

you should have a discussion with His Royal Highness about Barnaby mistreating people – especially influential folks like him.

Not that I want to get into the whole “doxing debate”, but there was one person at the “luncheon” wearing a purple gown and beating some old bloke with a Sceptres over an egg and lettuce sanger, waffling on about being “Labor Royalty” or something.

It seemed a bit odd at the time. That and the “I Love Bob Katter” tattoo on his forehead. Meh.

I had my own problems, wrestling with a granny over some coconut on the only Lamington left. I won. That’s what counts.

JC
JC
August 8, 2022 12:45 am

lol

Winston Smith
August 8, 2022 2:10 am

Dillo:

…but there was one person at the “luncheon” wearing a purple gown and beating some old bloke with a Sceptres over an egg and lettuce sanger, waffling on about being “Labor Royalty” or something.

Trust you to get that wrong – it was a ‘Knout’, and I was trying to save you from the Lamington. Those white flakes weren’t coconut, you know…

Winston Smith
August 8, 2022 2:21 am

prior to 2020, unless you had had some cause to come in contact with the gears of their machinery, most americans had a reasonably positive impression of public health agencies. the CDC, the NIH, the FDA, they were doing good work at hard jobs and had offices full of bright and hardworking scientists seeking to keep america safe. or so so many told themselves…

https://boriquagato.substack.com/p/dei-viral-outcompete-monkey-business?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email&utm_content=share

Winston Smith
August 8, 2022 2:37 am

For the firearms afficionados here, I give you the Dardick Tround:

The Dardick tround, or simply tround (triangular round), is a unique firearms cartridge developed by inventor David Dardick for use in his open-chamber firearms. Named for its convex triangular shape, the tround allowed the firearm’s chamber to be open on one side, removing the requirement for reciprocating motion when chambering and ejecting a cartridge.

Amazing engineering conceptualisation.

Tom
Tom
August 8, 2022 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
August 8, 2022 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
August 8, 2022 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
August 8, 2022 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
August 8, 2022 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
August 8, 2022 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
August 8, 2022 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
August 8, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
August 8, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
August 8, 2022 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
August 8, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
August 8, 2022 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
August 8, 2022 4:21 am

Cartoon loading problem solved: I just have to stop using the Brave browser (which is also troublesome for me with other personal applications like banking). I have switched to the Microsoft Edge browser for cartoon loading and it’s trouble-free.

The only problem is that Edge becomes complicated if I try to load more than 12 cartoons at a time as that is the maximum number of pages I can have open simultaneously apart from the page I am downloading to.

Gabor
Gabor
August 8, 2022 4:37 am

The only problem is that Edge becomes complicated if I try to load more than 12 cartoons at a time as that is the maximum number of pages I can have open simultaneously apart from the page I am downloading to.

You can open more than one iteration of the Edge browser provided your screen is big enough, which will give you more tabs.

win
win
August 8, 2022 4:41 am

Thank You Tom.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 8, 2022 4:45 am

Chris Rock from 1996.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3PJF0YE-x4

NSFW.
Instant cancellation in 2022.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 8, 2022 7:08 am

For the firearms afficionados here, I give you the Dardick Tround

Winston – that’s fascinating, never heard of it before.

Now for the next trick: combine it with MetalStorm technology. You could have an electric detonation round and a motorized rotating cylinder. Fed by magazine at bottom right, fired at top, discharged at bottom left in a continual cycle like a gatling gun. But being electric the rate of fire would be huge.

rosie
rosie
August 8, 2022 7:16 am

They have invited me’: Shadow Defence Minister Andrew Hastie is ‘open-minded’ about visit to neighbouring Taiwanhere

rosie
rosie
August 8, 2022 7:22 am

People should be forced to rent their properties to long term tenants.
airbnb are ‘Zombie’ houses

rosie
rosie
August 8, 2022 7:26 am

I was in a nearby suburb with lots of late sixties brick veneers behind a large shopping centre on the weekend, one street it was obvious several were vacant, and had been for a while.
Waiting for someone to get around to building town houses, no rush.
Zombie houses.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 8, 2022 7:27 am

Why I Support Reform Prosecutors
Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2022

https://www.georgesoros.com/2022/07/31/why-i-support-reform-prosecutors/

George Soros.

rosie
rosie
August 8, 2022 7:28 am
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
August 8, 2022 7:29 am

The inventive name of that doxxer of JC sounds like Bird in a bad mood. As an old timer on the early Cat, one of the founding group, he may well have known JC from way back.
If he tries to doxx again JC will lawyer up. So be warned GB if it was you, or any other who might have been responsible. Luckily this last time the site was mostly down so less harm done than would have been so otherwise, imho.
Doxxers are poisonous.

rosie
rosie
August 8, 2022 7:31 am

“a pullback in policing in the wake of public criminal-justice reform protests”
What, crime increases where there is less policing?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 8, 2022 7:40 am

ROFL.

Billionaires, Hollywood Celebrities Join Call to End Public Plane Tracking After ‘Climate Criminal’ Backlash (7 Aug)

Billionaires, Hollywood celebrities, and climate activists share fame, fortune, and a profile they work hard to control. All of which is why so many are calling on a public company not to track their flights and expose their carbon footprints.

So you have all these people virtuously urging the proles to eat bugs for Gaia, yet are flying around in private jets and partying on huge yachts? And they’re sensitive about being portrayed as climate hypocrites? Oh wow.

Roger
Roger
August 8, 2022 7:44 am

I see Peter FitzSimons’s white liberal supremacy has been on display again in an interview with Jacinta Price. This obnoxious fellow really needs to check his privilege.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 8, 2022 7:55 am

If he tries to doxx again JC will lawyer up.

I can’t speak for JC but I don’t think he is waiting for a ‘next time’.
And, whilst it is possible it is Looney Bird, I don’t think so.

min
min
August 8, 2022 7:56 am

Thanks Tom

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 8, 2022 7:59 am

I genuinely feel sorry for FitzSimons.
Everything has to be left wing/right wing, liberal/labor, who said something not what was said.
It’s all about the narrative & squeezing it all in to fit.

I don’t read his columns but when Cats post excerpts or summaries here, I am reminded of the dwarves towards the end of the book in “The Last Battle” by Lewis.

132andBush
132andBush
August 8, 2022 8:03 am

Jeez,
Still can’t post a comment re Trump and DeSantis.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 8, 2022 8:05 am

This obnoxious fellow really needs to check his privilege

There are certain people wandering around who have confused their own physical size with both competence, and the capacity to speak with authority on any subject they please.

FitzSimons is one of them – a local richie who’s managed to travel the world and live extremely well without ever having to hold a real job. He has yet to realise that being a big unit with an overbearing personality and money doesn’t make you right.

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 8, 2022 8:05 am

N K-P

– Uncle: Signalman (Army), Discharged: 15 FEB 1946 from 1 AUST AIR FORMATION SIGS. Mum said he spent time in WA then got leave to get married. The honeymoon was interrupted and he tried to catch up with his group over half of Australia before catching them in Queensland. He then went to Malaya/Borneo, which must have been in the latter stages of the war.

The prime possibility is that he picked it up in Borneo (not Malaya), to use to store personal items, and brought it back with him. There might have been piles of them lying around, essentially dumped.

But he could also have picked it up at a field firing range in Australia.

calli
calli
August 8, 2022 8:06 am

the dwarves towards the end of the book in “The Last Battle” by Lewis.

It’s an interesting comparison. Sitting in the sunshine at a table of plenty and believing they are in a filthy stable and eating tainted straw.

The inability to see all the good things around them. Only one removed himself from the group and saw things as the really were.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 8, 2022 8:15 am

Psays:
August 7, 2022 at 8:59 pm
P if you lived in Kings X in the 60s maybe you would enjoy this. Great Journalism.

We lived in Darlinghurst Road just down from the El Alamein Fountain, above a Nite Club.
We did go to Rosaleen Norton’s Coffee Shop but did not go downstairs.

P,

worked in IBM Service Bureau, Palmer St 1965 for 3 years on afternoon and night shift – Brothels in the lane behind and surrounding lanes with holes in rear corrugated sheet iron.

Used to walk up to main Kings X main drag for dinner/early morning snack ever night and got to know the Streetwalkers – a lot of sad stories, but nice people – the main drag was always alive no matter what the time – amazing times, , especially when the Police raided the Brothels in the lanes behind and surrounding – human stream pouring out of the lanes was a sight to see.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 8, 2022 8:33 am

A hearty good morning to the lurkers.

And traitors.

Indolent
Indolent
August 8, 2022 8:33 am
Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
August 8, 2022 8:33 am
GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 8, 2022 8:35 am

I lived in Elizabeth Bay Rd. Heading off to KC train station, it had only just opened, passed a street kid, about 12 yo, and a paedo. The conversation I heard turned my stomach. The paedo passed me at the station as I got a ticket. He slipped on the big escalator, must have been my foot in his back. What a shame.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 8, 2022 8:37 am

I loved how when Federal Parliament was sitting the whores disappeared for a while.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
August 8, 2022 8:38 am
Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
August 8, 2022 8:40 am

And traitors.

Binary climate traitors, thank you.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 8, 2022 8:41 am

The teev informs me that (Dr) Sophie Scamps wants to ban junk food ads, which is a bit like a local council declaring a climate emergency.

What Dr Scamps clearly didn’t learn at TAFE is that with or without junk food, there will still be a segment of the population who are sedentary blame-shifters who avoid personal responsibility.

How some people can publicly say ‘I am a disgusting fatbody, glued to the couch with residual sweat, with arteries like titanium and who lost a remote control under a roll of tit fat and it’s all Colonel Sanders’ fault’ escapes me.

Top Ender
Top Ender
August 8, 2022 8:43 am

Pirate versus Price – scroll down about halfway

Roger
Roger
August 8, 2022 8:47 am

I genuinely feel sorry for FitzSimons.

I feel for the people Jacinta represents, black & white.

FitzSimons is attmpting to deny them a voice -ironically – by telling her, essentially, to toe the white liberal line or shut up.

FitzSimons has nothing to offer them but more misery.

But…hey, it makes him feel good about himself.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
August 8, 2022 8:47 am

Everything has to be left wing/right wing, liberal/labor, who said something not what was said.
It’s all about the narrative & squeezing it all in to fit.

I do sometimes wonder what his role is in the leftosphere.

A has-been rugby player (I make no claim to an objective appraisal of his past abilities) who does not have a background in the convoluted fractal sophistry of the other faces on the fish-wrappers, “match’d with an aged wife” – he really would not have much to bring to the boiled kelp soirees.

While they are all standing around nodding agreement with each other like bobble-headed toys on a the dashboard of a car with square tyres, he would be listening intently for any word he recognised and trying to bluff his way by working a few into his anxiety-charged stammered agreements.

Then he looks down his nose at people far smarter, and deeper, than him because when in front of his type-writer or a microphone he becomes that mouthy little brat at school whose courage comes from a confidence that the bullies behind him will step in when he goes too far.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 8, 2022 8:48 am

How some people can publicly say ‘I am a disgusting fatbody, glued to the couch with residual sweat, with arteries like titanium and who lost a remote control under a roll of tit fat and it’s all Colonel Sanders’ fault’ escapes me.

Where is m0nster?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 8, 2022 8:48 am

But he could also have picked it up at a field firing range in Australia.

They made great tool boxes – to the best of my knowledge, they were being sold as “surplus” after 1945.

lotocoti
lotocoti
August 8, 2022 8:54 am

Things are getting a bit sporty in Bangladesh.
Never fear, the IMF is here to help.
An IMF-supported programme will provide safeguards in the event of further deterioration of external conditions, while supporting the country’s efforts to address the longer-term macroeconomic implications of climate change.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 8, 2022 8:59 am

Top Endersays:
August 8, 2022 at 8:43 am
Pirate versus Price – scroll down about halfway

From the Comments

Why is anyone taking this Fitzsimon fellow seriously ? He is a B-Grade celebrity!!!!

Too High a Rating?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 8, 2022 9:00 am

Daily Mail.

Heavily armed police descend on an ASSAULT RIFLE-toting man in a shopping strip – before realising he was actually a MALE STRIPPER who displays the weapon as part of his act

Police close Perth street after man seen with bulletproof vest and ‘assault rifle’
It was a male stripper wearing his costume as a ‘sexy SWAT officer’ for a party
The rifle was allegedly a gel blaster, which are illegal in WA with big penalties
Chad Satchell was taken into custody and the gun examined to see if it works

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 8, 2022 9:04 am

Things are getting a bit sporty in Bangladesh.

That’s the problem with price controls in feral countries.
If you don’t control the price of stuff they revolt and kill the pollies.
If you do control the price eventually you go bankrupt, they then revolt and kill the pollies.
If you lift the price to stop going bankrupt they then revolt and kill the pollies.
No wonder so many of those countries are military dictatorships.
That way if the people revolt the military kills all the people.
Which if you’re a pollie is better than the alternative.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 8, 2022 9:05 am

Germany’s energy U-turn: Coal instead of gas

Berlin has realized it will never again import as much energy from Russia as before the Ukraine war. So the challenge is to wean Germany off its dependence on Russian energy sources, and quickly. The question is how.

Starting this week, German hard coal-fired power stations are restarting operations, which were being phased out because of the hugely detrimental climate impact on a world already ravaged by global warming. Germany’s goal had been to phase out all coal-generated electricity by 2038.

But now, the government is swallowing the bitter pill of allowing coal-fired power back onto the grid. It is hoped that this will replace the gas-fired electricity that currently makes up some 10% of Germany’s overall energy mix.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke of temporary emergency measures “imposed for a very short period of time that don’t take anything away from our climate targets.”

“What must not happen is that we slide into a global renaissance of fossil energy, and coal in particular,” the chancellor warned.

But at first glance, last year’s global data seems to suggest that is precisely what is happening: Never before has the world used so much coal to generate so much electricity. And the International Energy Agency (IEA) warns that the same pattern of high demand and high production will be repeated this year.

Finding other suppliers is not the problem, say German coal importers. These include sources in South Africa, Australia, the US, Colombia and Indonesia, says Bethe. But these various kinds of coal each have different characteristics and qualities, he explains. It’s important to see which mix is the best for the German power stations. And tests are underway.

More difficult perhaps, according to Bethe, are the transport routes for coal. The big sea ports like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Antwerp are all booked out. Inland shipping routes taking coal by ship or train from the big ports to the power stations are at their limit. This is also in part due to Germany’s shortage of skilled labor.

Brown coal comeback as well?

struth
struth
August 8, 2022 9:14 am

I couldn’t be arsed going back to see what the girls are wetting their oants over …
Yes doxxing is bad….but the way Sancho of the sliplane fears it , is unhealthy to say the least.
But what else would you expect from those just full of piss and wind?
Like JC…all tough talk until doxxing is mentioned and then he shits himself
Again, I don’t believe in doxxing but you have got to admit it’s amusing to see their carry on
Could you imagine their grandfathers hiding behind made up names?
Not standing by, and willing to defend all they say?
It certainly is a changed world as we know weak men make.

Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
August 8, 2022 9:17 am

Nice to see Australian mid distance running making a bit of a comeback with Oliver Hoare and Peter Bol winning medals at the Commonwealth games. It is always a bit of a lottery with mid-distance running but the quality and consistency of performances in the mens and womens at Tokyo, the last world championships and the current commonwealth games shows we are getting back. It also shows that you don’t have to be African to win Olympic and world titles. Norway’s Ingerbretson and the UK’s Wightman in the 1500m for men are the current Olympic and world champions.

All we need is someone to pop in the 400m. There are a couple of young kids in the juniors so let us hope.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 8, 2022 9:19 am

GreyRangasays:
August 8, 2022 at 8:35 am
I lived in Elizabeth Bay Rd. Heading off to KC train station, it had only just opened, passed a street kid, about 12 yo, and a paedo.

America today – Metro Atlanta Gay Couple Arrested for Producing Porn with Adopted Children

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 8, 2022 9:24 am

I couldn’t be arsed going back to see what the girls are wetting their oants over …

Death CamPs, mainly.

Zipster
August 8, 2022 9:30 am

Why Beijing MISJUDGE the US? Xi Jinping is likely heavily criticized for major diplomatic failure
China Insights

The diplomatic failure has also made the Communist Party Leader Xi Jinping even more defensive. At the Beidaihe summit that is now underway, Xi is likely to come under heavy criticism from his opponents within the party. So why has Beijing engaged in a series of foolish acts? What are the consequences for Taiwan after Pelosi’s departure?

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 8, 2022 9:36 am

Male strippers with replica assault rifles. P Town is rocking this week.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 8, 2022 9:41 am

Male strippers with replica assault rifles.

Lucky they weren’t in Dan-town.
VicPol would have put holes in the lot of them.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
August 8, 2022 9:42 am

And traitors.
Binary climate traitors, thank you.

The worst sort.
Just awful.

Gabor
Gabor
August 8, 2022 9:43 am

struth says:
August 8, 2022 at 9:14 am

Again, I don’t believe in doxxing but you have got to admit it’s amusing to see their carry on
Could you imagine their grandfathers hiding behind made up names?
Not standing by, and willing to defend all they say?

I think you are a bit unfair here, for some, it may not make any difference, but for others, it can and will.
We are running a mid-size business in a regional town, whatever my political views are, if disclosed, it would alienate at least 40% of our customers, going by the voting trend.

Granted, the Cat is not exactly the Age or the NYT but still, you’d be surprised how far-reaching gossip can be.
A friend had to resign from the local council for the same reason, he was losing business for council decisions he supported.

cohenite
August 8, 2022 9:49 am

For the firearms afficionados here, I give you the Dardick Tround

Winston – that’s fascinating, never heard of it before.

Now for the next trick: combine it with MetalStorm technology. You could have an electric detonation round and a motorized rotating cylinder. Fed by magazine at bottom right, fired at top, discharged at bottom left in a continual cycle like a gatling gun. But being electric the rate of fire would be huge.

I had shares in MS once; did not work out. US military politics killed them.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 8, 2022 9:49 am

Justin Trudeau just landed in Costa Rica with private jet, wearing no mask.

? Climate change is for Canadian peasants, not for him.
? Masks are for Canadian peasants not for him.

Everyone is equal. Some are more equal.

Meanwhile in Canadian Peasant Land

CHAOS: Montreal Trudeau Airport giving local voters what they asked for. One mother is screaming for her lost child (next video), and people are begging and fighting to skip the line to make connections. Meanwhile, Trudeau is laughing on the beach, source: https://thecountersignal.com/trudeau-and-family-caught-bare-faced-on-rcaf-flight/

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
August 8, 2022 9:50 am

Dont suppose any of the flogs who thought not executing this piece of shit on sight is feeling a little sheepish about now?
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/aug/08/i-will-continue-killing-foreigners-soldier-who-shot-dead-unarmed-australians-treated-as-returning-hero-by-taliban
Hekmatullah, the rogue Afghan soldier who killed three unarmed Australian diggers in Afghanistan a decade ago, is living in a luxury home in the capital Kabul, treated as a “returning hero” by the Taliban who released him from prison.

He has said he does not regret killing Australian soldiers, and has vowed he would again kill Australians, or anyone who opposes the Taliban.

“If I am released I will continue killing foreigners,” Hekmatullah told an official of the former Afghan government when his release was being negotiated.

“I will continue killing Australians and I will kill you as well because you are a puppet of foreigners,” he said.

A former senior official in the democratically elected government of Afghanistan – overthrown in August 2021 – has confirmed to the Guardian Hekmatullah’s return to Afghanistan.

“He was welcomed back to Kabul as a hero … with a house, car, guards, an amnesty for his crimes, his expenses are being paid for. He is being treated as a hero.”

But hey, lets spend 100 million or so on the SAS investigations…

Hekmatullah fled the base into the Baluchi valley and was designated a “high-value” target for the Australian SAS in Afghanistan within 24 hours. He was the sole target of a controversial SAS mission to the village of Darwan in Uruzgan province on 11 September 2012, based on – ultimately flawed – intelligence he was hiding in the village.

The mission was the subject of extensive evidence presented during the long-running defamation trial brought by the former SAS corporal Ben Roberts-Smith, who denies all wrongdoing in relation to an allegation he participated in the murder of an Afghan national during that mission.

Two other Australian SAS soldiers have also been accused of unlawfully killing Afghan nationals during the raid – allegations they deny.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
August 8, 2022 9:53 am

Top Gun has overtaken Titanic at the box office.

Saw Bullet Train yesterday. If you like your graphic violence with a twist of humour then recommended. Train full of assassins trying to get a briefcase full of money. Brad Pitt is the hired retriever and he is trying to change his ways due to ongoing therapy. Who does the briefcase belong to and why is it on the train. Good fight scenes. Particularly liked the pair of brothers one of whom likes discussing Thomas the tank engine characters to analyse people. Couple of surprise cameos and there is a snake involved in the proceedings. Most well known Japanase actor is the one who trained Tom Cruise in Last Samurai. Not giving anything away but that might mean he is fairly good with a sword.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 8, 2022 10:04 am

Dont suppose any of the flogs who thought not executing this piece of shit on sight is feeling a little sheepish about now?

Hekmatullah was enlisted into the Afghan Army, after the Iman of his local mosque swore an oath on the Quran that Hekmatullah was a loyal Afghan, who would serve well in the Army…

rickw
rickw
August 8, 2022 10:06 am

Chad Satchell was taken into custody and the gun examined to see if it works

I can just imagine how this works, serious looking Wapol Senior Wanker: “We replaced 99% of the parts and found that the gun could be made to fire, this is a serious offence and it reinforces the need to disarm everyone to ensure public safety….”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 8, 2022 10:07 am

Knuckle Draggersays:

August 8, 2022 at 9:24 am

I couldn’t be arsed going back to see what the girls are wetting their oants over …

Death CamPs, mainly.

It’s still early, but I think we have a winner.
Indeedy yes.
There is no-one better at soaking the nappy than Ken when he gets onto Something Big.

Morsie
Morsie
August 8, 2022 10:10 am

US Senate has just passed a spending bill which amongst other things, doubles the size of their IRS by spending an extra $45 billion.The expenditure is to enable the IRS to collect more tax.Given the numbers, everyone will be in the gun.
As we follow the US as night follows day, expect some bowdlerized version of this in our budget.
Gold bars buried in the backyard may be the only way to go.

rickw
rickw
August 8, 2022 10:12 am

They made great tool boxes – to the best of my knowledge, they were being sold as “surplus” after 1945.

Most of the older tool and equipment boxes on the farm are surplus ammo can’s of one description or another. Very well built and they were cheap.

I doubt any of these cans were ever returned from a combat area due to the shipping cost and amount of air you end up shipping back.

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 8, 2022 10:22 am

Perth has not been very stripper friendly since Pam Beggs in the 80s. No repeat of Baby Doll at Uni footy windups. A mate still regales us with tales of defending a local lass after a fruit ‘n’ veg show. She must have been vegetarian.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
August 8, 2022 10:22 am

Chad Satchell was taken into custody and the gun examined to see if it works
Blimmin’ flip WA Police can’e sort this out in five minutes, kerbside? Cops are fat and useless these days, if not willfully obtuse and rushing to take everything back to the station and wipe their arses clean with paperwork.

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 8, 2022 10:27 am

Wally, I’m thinking it was nearly end of a shift and “Nah, no worth heading out again. I’ll just catch up on me paperwork.”

struth
struth
August 8, 2022 10:29 am

Round and round and around it goes

Where the spike protein lands nobody knows.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
August 8, 2022 10:39 am

DON’T SAY GAY — IF YOU’RE A LOCAL ATLANTA ABC AFFILIATE: Metro Atlanta couple charged with using adopted kids to make child porn.

Top Ender
Top Ender
August 8, 2022 10:50 am

Taxpayers were charged millions for the failed prosecution of Constable Zach Rolfe, for the investigation into the shooting death of Kumanjayi Walker, as well as for costs for the upcoming coronial inquest, official figures released by the NT Government show.

No further details.

I thought Rolfe was back at work by now. Wonder where.

Top Ender
Top Ender
August 8, 2022 10:53 am

Lovely winter’s day in Canberra. Am enjoying some nuclear power – sitting out in the sun.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 8, 2022 10:53 am

The big Australian 800lb gorilla has just lobbed a takeover offer at Oz Minerals.
Someone thinks copper is going to get excitedly excitable.
Not too surprising since they’re green as grass these days.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
August 8, 2022 11:01 am

Covid “rules for you but not for me” number elentyfive gazillion:
Australian female cricketer at the C’Wealth games test positive for covid.
Is allowed to play in the final.
Back home her fellow Australians are forced to isolate for 7 days.

I won’t tell the 10 year old of my acquaintance who leapt out of bed on Friday feeling pumped, strong, and excited to be running at the Zone athletics carnival that day.
Mandatory RAT test at home that morning was positive.
He’s immediately banned from participation and a week’s schooling.
Gutted is a mild description of his reaction.

caveman
caveman
August 8, 2022 11:07 am

Lol , Barilaro calling the inquiry a shit show.

Roger
Roger
August 8, 2022 11:12 am

Despots and dictators the world over hate market & sexual liberation.

Allowing one’s self to be defined by a sexual perversion is not liberation but slavery.

Roger
Roger
August 8, 2022 11:19 am

Dont suppose any of the flogs who thought not executing this piece of shit on sight is feeling a little sheepish about now?

Perhaps we could prevail upon the Americans to dedicate one of their new, you beaut 4-bladed drone launched missiles to the cause of justice in this instance?

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