Open Thread – Weekend 20 Aug 2022


Woman with a rake, Jean-François Millet, 1857

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Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
August 21, 2022 6:59 pm

Couple of observations over the weekend. Victoria has a BIG problem with Sudanese. We have a small representation in Townsville who are fairly placid, I have come across them in Sydney but the gangs are too busy punching on with PI boys to be bothered anywhere else. The Victorian residents however, seem to be a menace…

JC
JC
August 21, 2022 7:03 pm

B John

Zipster put up an excellent link. I suggest listening to it, but I don’t know how credible the American dude is. never heard of him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRT7P-VKM0k

Tom
Tom
August 21, 2022 7:07 pm

The Victorian residents however, seem to be a menace…

Rockdoctor, with his links to the Chinese Communist Party, Daniel Andrews is all in with the ALP/US Democratic Party strategy of importing a replacement electorate. The Sudanese are his useful idiots.

miltonf
miltonf
August 21, 2022 7:09 pm

all good JC- we just have to agree to disagree sometimes

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
August 21, 2022 7:12 pm

revolting self-hatred on display every time you turn on the box.

Don’t turn it on.

Crossie
Crossie
August 21, 2022 7:12 pm

Joe Hockey teaming up with yet another Labor politician, this time with Peter Beattie. Proving once again that he is not worth his own segment even on Erin Molan’s show.

JC
JC
August 21, 2022 7:12 pm

miltonf says:
August 21, 2022 at 7:09 pm

all good JC- we just have to agree to disagree sometimes

Yep, no probs.

Roger
Roger
August 21, 2022 7:13 pm

Couple of observations over the weekend. Victoria has a BIG problem with Sudanese. We have a small representation in Townsville who are fairly placid…

Gerernally the same here, but there are a few bad eggs.

As it happens, my wife – a migrant herself & never one to take a backward step – had a run in with a Sudanese lad in town on Friday after he spat in the street. She gave him a lecture on how privileged he was to be here and that he should respect local customs and laws. My daughter had to drag her away before things escalated.

Victoria’s magistracy has indulged them, with predictable consequences.

Crossie
Crossie
August 21, 2022 7:16 pm

JC, I don’t care what the Americans are doing, I’m more interested to know if we are testing. The manufacturers may be afraid of the Americans which doesn’t mean they are of us, particularly if they know we are not spot-checking.

Rabz
August 21, 2022 7:17 pm
miltonf
miltonf
August 21, 2022 7:25 pm

Joe Hockey teaming up with yet another Labor politician, this time with Peter Beattie. Proving once again that he is not worth his own segment even on Erin Molan’s show.

Must remind the fat turd of his days on sunlies with koch filth and krudd.

JC
JC
August 21, 2022 7:30 pm

Crossie

I think we surely would be.

miltonf
miltonf
August 21, 2022 7:32 pm

This is thing that bugs me about ‘free trade’- China is a full on command economy and is more than happy to put manufacturers here or in the US out of business by means of slave labour, starvation wages and IP theft. So much of it is strategic and a ploy to hollow out western economies.

rosie
rosie
August 21, 2022 7:33 pm

I suspect covid not preventing transmission is well known so whatever.
Covid is still potentially dangerous for people who are immune compromised/over 80.
I certainly don’t think either of the two people I know who contracted covid last week should have winged it without the vaxx given their personal circumstances.

As always it should be a personal decision based on your own assessment of the risks and benefits.
And the statistical evidence still suggests getting vaccinated reduces at risk people being hospitalised or dying.

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 21, 2022 7:36 pm

JC

So if we have lots of ocean and airspace it’s likely that it would be cheaper to import those things you suggested. We tried going our own way during and just after WW2 with a defense industry and that ended up being scrapped.

Ammunition and other explosives are bulky, and can be used at a very high rate. Lose an ammunition ship, and things become difficult.

We can piggy back off what the US does I think. Like it or not, we are pretty much the 52nd state after the UK anyway.

And if the US and UK are both in the same stoush? They will be facing the same pressures, and using at a far higher rate than we are, by simple force of numbers.

Franx
Franx
August 21, 2022 7:37 pm

Jab junkies.

Boambee John
Boambee John
August 21, 2022 7:40 pm

JCsays:
August 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Crossie

I think we surely would be.

Given your ingrained distrust of and dislike for the public servants who would be probably do the testing, that is an heroic assumption (and a courageous decision for the relevant minister).

Roger
Roger
August 21, 2022 7:40 pm

It’s hard to name a more mediocre mediocrity in Australian public life than Joe Hockey.

As our ambassador to the US in 2016, he didn’t even have Trump’s phone number.

miltonf
miltonf
August 21, 2022 7:47 pm

Yes a complete waste of space. Mediocre mediocrity sums him up very well. Remember the cigars?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

As our ambassador to the US in 2016, he didn’t even have Trump’s phone number.

That entire cohort of Liberals were blindsided by Trump’s win.
They actually were incapable of conceptualising a scenario in which people would vote for Trump, lol, the stoopid fat oaf with a hairdo like a badger wouldn’t know the first thing about government.
Haw haw haw haw…..

Stupidest.political.careerists.ever.

flyingduk
flyingduk
August 21, 2022 8:00 pm

If our supply lines were cut off then I believe it wouldn’t matter what we produced here in terms of small arms. We’re donesky if our supply lines are in that bad shape.

I served in Iraq and Afghanistan. In both places, ‘concerned local citizens’ using small arms and improvised weaponry fought the might of the west to a standstill. Insurgents can *always* make the price of occupation too high for invading armies – if they have the motivation, irrespective of any power/technology asymmetries.

Cassie of Sydney
August 21, 2022 8:06 pm

Remember how we were told that the Teals are all “Liberal lite”…..

“Activist corrects record

Teal independent Monique Ryan’s newly appointed chief of staff, activist Sally Rugg, has been busy updating her online profiles to remove traces of her pre-election attacks on Channel 10.

Rugg, a one-time high-profile activist who has previously spearheaded campaigns on behalf of GetUp and change.org, last year created a funding page, “Help Tegan’s case go to Federal Court”, to raise funds for Ten’s political journalist Tegan George, who is suing her employer over allegations of bullying and sex discrimination.

Rugg set up the chuffed.org funding page last year to help her friend, George, bankroll her legal proceedings and so far the campaign has raised about $67,000.

But eyebrows were raised over Rugg’s apparent ongoing role in the campaign, given she will likely be dealing with Ten and the station’s political editor Peter van Onselen, also a columnist at The Australian, while doing her job for the new MP.

When Rugg was contacted by Diary about her dual roles as both Ryan’s COS and as leader of a fundraiser against a commercial network, she said she was in fact no longer helping George raise money.

Rugg said she just hadn’t gotten around to updating her details on the chuffed website to reflect that she had rescinded her fundraising duties.

“I no longer have login details to the chuffed page so I’ve messaged the group of friends to make this change for me,” she said when Diary reached her last week.

Hours later, all traces of Rugg’s attachment to the George fundraiser were gone, with the website showing it’s now being led by “friends of Tegan George”.

The site still has an image of George and van Onselen at the top, asking people to tip in some cash to help fight George’s court case, which the fundraisers claim “comes with a significant price tag”.

George claims to have been bullied by staff members including van Onselen during her time working in Ten’s Canberra Press Gallery bureau between 2019 and 2021.

Ten has previously denied the claims made by George and described her allegations as “vague and embarrassing and liable to be struck out”.

The legal dispute is ongoing.”

Memo to the electors of Kooyong, hope you’re all proud with who you elected on 21 May 2022, you elected a far-left progressive skank who hires a far-left progressive skank.

flyingduk
flyingduk
August 21, 2022 8:10 pm

Couple of observations over the weekend. Victoria has a BIG problem with Sudanese. We have a small representation in Townsville who are fairly placid…

The following facts (albeit heretical) explain a lot

1) IQ is *strongly* correlated with violence and social behaviour
2) IQ is largely genetic, hence persists in your offspring
3) IQ is *not* the same as education – you cannot improve IQ by schooling etc (IQ = computer chip speed – you cannot teach a computer to run programs its CPU lacks the capacity for
4) Lower IQ populations (irrespective of whether at a national or local level) tend to produce violent, unproductive societies
5) The average population IQ in Sudan is 79 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/World-iq-map-lynn-2002.svg

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Memo to the electors of Kooyong, hope you’re all proud with who you elected on 21 May 2022, you elected a far-left progressive skank who hires a far-left progressive skank.

Would this be the ‘scientific medical doctor’ who was going to bring brainpower, scientific analytical skill and so forth, into politics?

The ‘scientific & intelligent’ one who was going to apply ‘science & data research skills’ etc to each vote.
…. then was so dumb she voted the wrong way on the first bill she voted on.

Makka
Makka
August 21, 2022 8:20 pm

5) The average population IQ in Sudan is 79

That figure dominated by the North. South Sudan where the most immigrants here come from will be substantially lower. And a lot more violent in comparison.

That said ,while at a dentists surgery a few months back I had a very friendly chat with a Sth Sudanese woman , obviously born here or arrived very early in life. Perfect strine. So, there is that.

jupes
jupes
August 21, 2022 8:20 pm

How beautiful were holdens at the start of the ’60s?

1960 FB

1961 EK

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
August 21, 2022 8:23 pm

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupiditysays:
August 21, 2022 at 7:58 pm

That entire cohort of Liberals were blindsided by Trump’s win.

Yes. Do you remember Mick Trumble’s excruciatingly embarrassing Corporal Jones “don’t panic! don’t panic!” routine when responding to Trump’s win? What a tragicomic display of utter contemptibility.
As usual, the hopeless clowns in the Coalition had believed everything excreted by the enlightened progressive intellectuals, like 100% of the pundits at the lavishly taxpayer-funded US[eless] Studies Centre, and assumed Trump couldn’t possibly win.
(Disclosure – I didn’t expect him to either, but I’m not paid big bucks as a supposed “expert” on the US.)

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
August 21, 2022 8:24 pm

Makka

A friend spent time in Sudan on contracts. He swears to this day the Muslim north were more trustworthy than the south. He is one who having worked in the middle east isn’t a fan of Islam’s hypocrisy.

cohenite
August 21, 2022 8:25 pm

Before we consider that, remember that tax and rape have the same etymology.

I don’t think you mean only women pay taxes. So in considering whether Australia should have a PRRT or any other tax on its minerals I don’t think you mean any such tax should be administered by women in crotch-less panties. Perhaps you can elaborate without mentioning sex dolls.

Frank
Frank
August 21, 2022 8:28 pm

That said ,while at a dentists surgery a few months back I had a very friendly chat with a Sth Sudanese woman , obviously born here or arrived very early in life. Perfect strine. So, there is that.

Bet she had beautiful teeth.

Makka
Makka
August 21, 2022 8:29 pm

Rocky,
I was in Sudan for a couple of years myself and frequently visited the south. Tribal warlords, flies and cholera are my lasting impressions in and around Juba up to the marshes.

The Islamic north was sheer corruption on a national scale. Mogadishu on the Nile. Surprisingly wealthy but, in certain places.

Old bloke
Old bloke
August 21, 2022 8:31 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
August 21, 2022 at 3:11 pm

JC earlier.
And, to be clear, Abbott didn’t “close the car industry”.
He simply stopped shovelling our cash at it.

I don’t think that Tony had any involvement in the motor industry and its closure. The four major manufacturers were:

Mitsubishi – closed March 2008, PM was John Howard
Ford – closed October 2016, PM was Malcolm Turnbull
GM Holden – closed October 2017, PM was Malcolm Turnbull
Toyota – closed October 2017, PM was Malcolm Turnbull.

flyingduk
flyingduk
August 21, 2022 8:31 pm

How beautiful were holdens at the start of the ’60s?

The 74 HQ Monaro, lime green with black accents, will never be surpassed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FupRp1XKHMI

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
August 21, 2022 8:32 pm

Insurgents can *always* make the price of occupation too high for invading armies –

If they have firearms. And know how to use them. Properly, I mean, not scoring own goals like Alec Baldwin.

Australia wouldn’t stand a chance.

Makka
Makka
August 21, 2022 8:34 pm

Frank, she was very tall and easy on the eye. Awesome smile, yes.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
August 21, 2022 8:34 pm

Mitsubishi – closed March 2008, PM was John Howard
Ford – closed October 2016, PM was Malcolm Turnbull
GM Holden – closed October 2017, PM was Malcolm Turnbull
Toyota – closed October 2017, PM was Malcolm Turnbull.

Those were the dates they closed. I think the decision to close came earlier in each case. Can’t recall exactly when those dates were.

jupes
jupes
August 21, 2022 8:40 pm

The 74 HQ Monaro, lime green with black accents, will never be surpassed.

No. A very nice car for sure but the ’50s and ’60s was the era of real vehicular style. Fins, bulbous headlights, hood ornaments. The ’70s, some classics notwithstanding, was the start of bland styling which has been getting worse ever since. I say this as a bloke who owns a 2005 Monaro. A modern classic but can’t hold a candle to an FB or EK for style.

JC
JC
August 21, 2022 8:43 pm

Given your ingrained distrust of and dislike for the public servants who would be probably do the testing, that is an heroic assumption (and a courageous decision for the relevant minister).

Generic makers most likely don’t give a shit about Australia’s concerns, but they would give a rats and a half concern if the US did so. The US would be if there was Australian that some generics maker was boiling up unsafe potions. That would going to cost them a pretty penny if the US found them fucking around.

JC
JC
August 21, 2022 8:48 pm

I don’t think that Tony had any involvement in the motor industry and its closure. The four major manufacturers were:

Old bloke, I’m unsure of the timing, but it was Abbott who finally closed the spigot on the fuckers. Turnbuckle didn’t change the timing for the spigot closure.

JC
JC
August 21, 2022 8:49 pm

whoops Australian concern..

Franx
Franx
August 21, 2022 8:50 pm

About IQ – I appreciate that we have a problem yet apart from aspects of its faulty premises, the issue of IQ is all a bit unnecessarily and deterministically not really what humanity is about, especially since it’s not intelligence per se but it’s application which causes strife. I have had cause to both love and respect, eg, Sudanese, as well as to fear them. No differently from any other group.

miltonf
miltonf
August 21, 2022 8:52 pm

IIRC Holden was demanding more money from TA or they would quit Australia. TA said no, so they quit. Not sure about Ford but Toyota wanted to stay but were only allowed to talk to their workers via the union and Bromberg upheld this arrangement. So Toyota quit too.

miltonf
miltonf
August 21, 2022 8:56 pm

GM is pretty fucked now anyway with that Sinophile bitch in charge. They don’t even want to make right hand drive cars anymore thus ignoring Britain, Indonesia, India, Thailand and Japan as well as us of course..

JC
JC
August 21, 2022 8:56 pm

And just to double back to Leadership again.

This was the mental case giving Uncle Fester the thumbs up for ignoring my comments about some of Uncle Fester’s ridiculous assertions. How wonderful he was for Titus’ing. This the same Leadership who came on the other day attempting a stoush with Knuckle D because KD mocks Stuth. Leadership reckons Stuth is great value.

After giving Uncle Fester a pat of the back for ignoring me, Leadership comes up with spurious bullshit in favor of protectionism and yet after requesting this self-described genius to put up his argument in favor of protectionism, he doesn’t because he can’t. He’s unable to. He’d rather stoush troll and I have no problem with that either. 🙂

Also, I suspect it was him too if you know what I mean.

miltonf
miltonf
August 21, 2022 8:57 pm

Mary Barra

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 21, 2022 8:59 pm

One can only hope that salting the earth is the next step. The NT News:

A MAJOR fire at a health storage facility has resulted in about $30m worth of damage and a Code Brown being called at Top End government medical centres.

Emergency services were called to the blaze on College Rd, Berrimah about 10.30am on Sunday.
Toxic smoke billowed out of the building, with tanks of flammable materials moved out of the way of the fire.

And:

A statement from NT Health revealed the warehouse supplied Royal Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine and Gove hospitals.

“The NT Health Incident Management Team has been established and is working to conduct a stocktake across its hospitals and health facilities to determine the level of medical supplies immediately available for patient care,” it read.

Hopefully it was a mask storage depot.

Crossie
Crossie
August 21, 2022 9:07 pm

Jupes, you are right about the bland styling of modern cars. They all look the same, you can only tell the difference by checking the badge.

There has been a small difference though in the headlights design. By positioning lights in a certain design within the headlights you get some really weird or sinister looks. It can be startling to look in you rear view mirror at night and see something with evil eyes following you.

Bar Beach Swimmer
August 21, 2022 9:09 pm

A modern classic but can’t hold a candle to an FB or EK for style.

We have a XM Futura.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Timothy Neilson says: August 21, 2022 at 8:23 pm

Yes. Do you remember Mick Trumble’s excruciatingly embarrassing Corporal Jones “don’t panic! don’t panic!” routine when responding to Trump’s win? What a tragicomic display of utter contemptibility.

I’d forgotten that. Do remember clearly Josh Recessionberg braying on TV that “Donald Trump is a drop-kick” – We’re so much better off he’s gone.

I’m not able to recall either Turncoat’s or Pieman’s equally undiplomatic ill-considered assessments of Trump. I wish I could remember them.

Of all the LNP, it was only Barnaby Joyce who made adult remarks – “It’s their election, let ’em handle it their way” – In an textbook example of lack of self-awareness, those who supported Josh Recessionberg’s (& Waffleworth’s & Pieman’s) comment actually consider Barnaby Joyce to be the undiplomatic one with no idea how to deal with something as important as international relations.

MatrixTransform
August 21, 2022 9:10 pm

No differently from any other group.

the other groups wont kill you right now

JC
JC
August 21, 2022 9:10 pm

Crossie

I like looks of some of the higher end American cars. I think they’re just a little bit different.

Lincoln and Cadi.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 21, 2022 9:11 pm

Ark’s as he imagines himself. I don’t think Arky would wear white shorts even if his bum was that good.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 21, 2022 9:20 pm

IIRC Holden was demanding more money from TA or they would quit Australia. TA said no, so they quit. Not sure about Ford but Toyota wanted to stay but were only allowed to talk to their workers via the union and Bromberg upheld this arrangement. So Toyota quit too.

That’s my understanding.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 21, 2022 9:20 pm

Mate had a 70 Cadi Eldorado coupe. Fwd, 500 cu in. Huge amount of torque down low. Looked a million bucks, always having transmission problems. Pulled the chicks and their mothers.

Franx
Franx
August 21, 2022 9:23 pm

I drove a Valiant Charger for a short while in the 80s, given as a second-rate replacement for I forget what, probably a third-rate Corolla station wagon. Fabulous experience driving that Charger, super confident, until I realised, not sure when but at least a few days of overtakes, that the speedo was in mph. Have since had a soft spot for petrol heads.

Morsie
Morsie
August 21, 2022 9:25 pm

Channel surfing and landed on NCIS Hawaii.One of the characters is a hard bitten secret agent from New Zealand running an anti Chinese government spy network.Hilarious especially when sexy girl told him that his accent was cute
I am sure Jacinta would not approve.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 21, 2022 9:30 pm

Zulu king beats 11th-hour legal hitch to take crown

By Claire Doyen
AFP
5:32PM August 21, 2022
No Comments

Thousands of people gathered at the Zulu royal palace in South Africa on Saturday to witness the crowning of a new king in the country’s richest and most influential traditional monarchy.

Misuzulu Zulu, 47, ascended to the throne once held by his late father, Goodwill Zwelithini, during traditional ceremonies partially overshadowed by a bitter succession dispute.

“Today the Zulu nation starts a new chapter,” the new sovereign told wellwishers speaking from a podium in a large white marquee, wearing a traditional leopard skin and a necklace of predator claws.

“I promise I will work to unite the Zulu nation.”

Although the title of king does not bestow executive power, the monarch wields great moral influence over more than 11 million Zulus, who make up nearly 20 per cent of South Africa’s population.

From early morning, men and women in colourful traditional outfits started to assemble outside the marble palace on the hills of Nongoma – a small town in the southeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal, the Zulu heartland – to honour the new monarch.

“It’s a great day, we are making history,” said Bongani Khumalo, 80, who is part of the regiments of warriors in charge of protecting the king.

Amid the festivities, however, an acrimonious family dispute over the throne raged. As celebrations got under way, an 11th-hour legal appeal from a branch of the royal family to block all ceremonies was struck down by a court.

In Nongoma, lines of Zulu warriors, known as amabuthos and holding spears and shields of animal skin, marched into the palace grounds. For hours they enacted war dances under the winter sun waiting for the king to appear.

In keeping with tradition, he had killed a lion a few days before the ceremony. On Friday night, Misuzulu had entered the palace’s cattle kraal, where he took part in a secret rite designed to present the new monarch to his ancestors.

The king emerged on Saturday before the crowd wearing a costume of black feathers cinched at the waist by a belt, a spear and holding a shield. He joined a line of warriors swearing loyalty to their new leader. “We have our king!” shouted 29-year-old Sinenhlanhla Msweli

Zulu kings are descendants of Shaka, the 19th-century leader who united a large swath of the country as the Zulu nation, which fought bloody battles against the British colonisers.

The new monarch’s first name means “strengthening the Zulus” but his path to the crown has not been smooth.

King Zwelithini, who died in March last year after 50 years in charge, left six wives and at least 28 children. Misuzulu is the first son of Zwelithini’s third wife, who he designated as regent in his will.

But the queen died suddenly a month later, leaving a will naming Misuzulu as the next king – a development that did not go down well with other branches of the family. Queen Sibongile Dlamini, the late king’s first wife, has backed her son, Prince Simakade Zulu, as the rightful heir. Some of the late king’s brothers put forward a third prince.

Old bloke
Old bloke
August 21, 2022 9:36 pm

flyingduk says:
August 21, 2022 at 8:31 pm

The 74 HQ Monaro, lime green with black accents, will never be surpassed.

GM started making the Monaro in 1968, expect to pay $500,000 for one today. I don’t know what they sold for in 1968 but I wish I had a few sitting in the garage.

Iconic Holden Monaro expected to break records at auction

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 21, 2022 9:39 pm

How is it Volvo can make trucks in Australia without any subsidies. Limited variation in parts model to model I suppose but these days cars aren’t made to last and the spares 10x the price. They’re also full of junk.

Oh come on
Oh come on
August 21, 2022 9:39 pm

I do not believe at the time that any here thought he could stop the boats.
He did.

I’m not sure why stopping the boats is being mythologised into some kind of miraculous feat that means Abbott gets a pass on everything else. Stopping the boats was a success of Abbott’s government, sure. But it had been done before.

In the wake of the disastrous RGR years, Abbott had a rare opportunity to establish a durable, election-winning centre-right voting bloc. He blew it badly. It’s hard to imagine how he could have done worse.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
August 21, 2022 9:40 pm

From cricinfo:
Warner open to having ‘honest conversation’ with CA to get captaincy ban overturned
Australia batter wants the board to reach out to him and ‘open their doors’ to discussion on the subject

Perhaps KD could make himself available as an independent member of a panel to consider the issue.

Top Ender
Top Ender
August 21, 2022 9:41 pm

Personally, I wish I had a red Plymouth Fury named Christine.

mem
mem
August 21, 2022 9:42 pm

cohenitesays:
August 21, 2022 at 1:43 pm
Assoc Prof Simon Michaux (Uni Qld) The quantity of metal required to make just one generation of renewable tech units to replace fossil fuels, is much larger than first thought. Current mining production of these metals is not even close to meeting demand. Current reported mineral reserves are also not enough in size. Most concerning is copper as one of the flagged shortfalls. Exploration for more at required volumes will be difficult, with this seminar addressing these issues.

Many thanks for posting the link to this video. An astounding dissertation on the lack of strategic planning that has gone into the “Renewable Energy Revolution”. And he only covers some of the mineral resources required – let alone social co-ordination, politics etc. I was heartened by the fact that there is at least someone out there with the smarts to put together this data which might give those in power food for thought. He was articulate and focused. Double plus viewing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBVmnKuBocc

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
August 21, 2022 9:42 pm

It’s hard to imagine how he could have done worse.

Calling Mr Michael Trumble! Calling Mr Michael Trumble!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 21, 2022 9:43 pm

Daily Mail

Why ‘gutted’ dad is offering mammoth $40k reward for his lost and rusty Holden Monaro after heartless thieves stole the car

Desperate hunt continues for Holden Monaro stolen in South Australia in July
Car belonged to Nick Downward which was handed down to him by his late pop
Was planning to fully restore vintage car when he returned from holidays in Qld
Has offered a $40,000 reward for return of beloved car, no questions asked

Franx
Franx
August 21, 2022 9:43 pm

Matrix, quite a few groups within our own tribe have it in for us.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
August 21, 2022 9:47 pm

Franx I did the same thing in mates F250 pickup. 110 down the Tonkin Hwy when I realised it was mph.

jupes
jupes
August 21, 2022 9:51 pm

Personally, I wish I had a red Plymouth Fury named Christine.

Now that’s what I’m talking about. Style.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 21, 2022 9:51 pm

Perhaps KD could make himself available as an independent member of a panel to consider the issue.

I have made myself available for selection in respect of this particular panel. Awaiting the call.

P
P
August 21, 2022 9:57 pm

Today my family remembers best the 76 HJ Holden because they grew up in it. They would take their pillows and sleep in the back (no seat belts those days) and a bench front seat enabled an extra seat in the front for a friend which we always seemed to have. We held it for 14yrs and then gave it to my daughter who drove it to Uni for the next four years till the rust had left a hole in the floor accessible to the road.
When the kids were young they stuck prominent stickers on the hubcaps and after my daughter finished Uni she offloaded the HJ to our friend who owned a garage who got rid of it to an apprentice mechanic.
It flew past us on the road a year or so later (recognizable by the hubcaps).

Oh come on
Oh come on
August 21, 2022 10:02 pm

I can’t see how any of the auto manufacturers could have stayed and maintained their operations here. You had this strange situation whereby Ford and GM had their global full size car platform…and a separate full size car platform for Australia. While everyone was switching from full size cars to SUVs. The otherwise successful Ford Territory came too little, too late.

I don’t know what could have been done to make the industry sustainable and commercially viable, but it would have had to have started happening some time in the 1990s and would have required support from parent companies. I don’t see why it would have been in the interests of Ford, GM, Toyota and Mitsubishi for their Australian subsidiaries to be manufacturing cars for the world and taking business away from their core markets.

Oh come on
Oh come on
August 21, 2022 10:03 pm

Calling Mr Michael Trumble! Calling Mr Michael Trumble!

Yes, Trumble was Abbott’s worst gift to the country.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 21, 2022 10:11 pm

my family remembers best the 76 HJ Holden because they grew up in it. They would take their pillows and sleep in the back

I bet Kevin was always in the middle.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 21, 2022 10:12 pm

Bench seats in cars were magnificent.

Bucket seats seem rather “greedy” by comparison.

JC
JC
August 21, 2022 10:13 pm
MatrixTransform
August 21, 2022 10:13 pm

Franx,

a couple of weeks ago I did an emergency service call to a residential tower on Southbank

was late in the day … early evening

when I got there, some sheila had drunk too much and was in a bad way on the concourse

a group of colourfuls were hassling the shit outta her and the people tying to care for her

within a minute the same group of youths were colonizing the rotating door of the entrance to the building

there were about 10 of them and they were all about 6’3″

it was rowdy. Uncontrollable. A problem.

dunno where you grew up but, it is a very short step from general boisterousness to having the shit kicked out of you

all the other ‘groups’ are not clogging your doorway

stop cringing and call it for what it is

JC
JC
August 21, 2022 10:15 pm

Whoops, should be in quotes.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 21, 2022 10:15 pm

Try fitting three adults in the front of a modern car, and five kids in the back.

P
P
August 21, 2022 10:17 pm

My eldest son today drives and enjoys a HSV Club sport.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 21, 2022 10:22 pm

Cars used to be comfortable in the front seat, three abreast.

Gear shift on the steering wheel. Society and car manufacturing has regressed.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 21, 2022 10:22 pm

Saluté!
I am having triple Talllisker.
With diet Coke.

Oh come on
Oh come on
August 21, 2022 10:26 pm

In the early 90s our neighbour bought an XY Falc GTHO Phase III for what seemed to be the unbelievably expensive price of $30k or thereabouts. I think they cost well over a million bucks today. Now that’s a cashed up bogan special. I mean, good car and all, but a million dollars?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
August 21, 2022 10:29 pm

With diet Coke.

Go and bang your head on the floor, until you are forgiven. It may take several weeks.

Frank
Frank
August 21, 2022 10:34 pm

That woman’s voice in JC’s link. You would strangle her after 20 mins.

Franx
Franx
August 21, 2022 10:36 pm

Oh but, Matrix, they, the colourfuls, as you put it, have in fact clogged my doorway, literally. They have been in my building stabbing people and escaping over others’ balconies. Don’t misunderstand, I agree that there is a problem, sometimes to do, though, with causes other than with those arising out of ethnicity. Or of IQ.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 21, 2022 10:37 pm

I am having triple Talllisker.

Lagavoolin and Fanta for me.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 21, 2022 10:38 pm

Modern cars should be able to have 3 passengers in the front.

There is absolutely no need for any of the crap “in the middle”. Accelerator and brake on the drivers side. And a blinker. Possibly a “hazard light” button and some windscreen whippers.

MatrixTransform
August 21, 2022 10:39 pm

and ?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 21, 2022 10:39 pm

I agree that there is a problem

Yes there is. The doorway-cloggers are fuckwits.

Nothing to do with IQ or perceived disadvantage. They can’t claim they saw the horrors of civil wars at ‘home’ any more, because they were born here.

Once again. Fuckwits.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Sancho Panzer says: August 21, 2022 at 10:22 pm

Saluté!
I am having triple Talllisker.
With diet Coke.

Commendable, however if you exchange the diet coke for soda water, you’ll lose even more weight, fatso.
Even more effective if you refrain from the triple big mac & fries, with a diet coke (natch) immediately beforehand.

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
August 21, 2022 10:42 pm

Paid $27 for a Ford Mainline ute at a clearing sale years ago . $27 was just more than a weeks wage back then. It even had a valve radio in it that still worked. Poured petrol in it to get it going and drove it home along the rail line fire breaks. We then spent 2 mores years wrecking it in bush and on salt lakes. I NEED SHOOTING.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Bruichladdich (a super-peatey one) with a few drops of water for me.

H B Bear
H B Bear
August 21, 2022 10:43 pm

Perhaps KD could make himself available as an independent member of a panel to consider the issue.

I think KD declined to provide Warner with a reference on the grounds it may expose him to an action for defamation. Candice said she would provide one and would ask Sonny Bill. It all helps.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 21, 2022 10:43 pm

They have been in my building stabbing people

First past the post;

and escaping over others’ balconies.

The quinella of the Fuckwit Stakes. It’s their conscious decision making that results in this shit behaviour, not some imagined nasty privileged people who brought their families here.

MatrixTransform
August 21, 2022 10:44 pm

with causes other than with those arising out of ethnicity. Or of IQ.

causes?

who gives a flying fuck what the cause are?

you wilting liberal tossers

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 21, 2022 10:46 pm

Bucket seats are overrated.

Anyone who has passed out drunk in the back (or front) of an old car knows that.

I’m prepared to go “out on limb” and guess it’s probably most Cats.

rickw
rickw
August 21, 2022 10:49 pm

I NEED SHOOTING.

You definitely need shooting, my uncle used to have one, we gave it a tidy up and a re spray. He used to let me drive it every now and then. Awesome vehicle.

Dot
Dot
August 21, 2022 10:57 pm

Code Brown

Heh.

Franx
Franx
August 21, 2022 10:58 pm

Matrix, there has been a slide. For, in fact, it was not I who suggested that ethnicity or IQ was a cause.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 21, 2022 11:01 pm

There is nothing more satisfying in life than owing a “paddock basher”.

Except for borrowing one. Meh. Not my problem.

MatrixTransform
August 21, 2022 11:08 pm

For, in fact, it was not I who suggested that ethnicity or IQ was a cause

who gives a fuck if it was was you?

MatrixTransform
August 21, 2022 11:10 pm

fuck, Im sick of this gibberish

Oh come on
Oh come on
August 21, 2022 11:10 pm

you are right about the bland styling of modern cars. They all look the same, you can only tell the difference by checking the badge.

Gosh, this has been said for the last 40 years at least, probably longer. The only time and place when the average modern car didn’t look bland was probably the late 50s-early 60s steel rolling off the lines in Detroit – when land yachts went space age.

Hasbeen
Hasbeen
August 21, 2022 11:39 pm

The original 327 {Bathurst} Monaro were in class D, which was for cars under $5000.

My co driver did not like the car, so was slow & only did 10 laps to give me a toilet break. Thus I did 460 miles of Bathurst. They were so easy to drive fast I was not the least tired, & could have done another 500 miles no problem.

Only 4 of us did the full distance, all all in Monaros, the rest were lapped at least once.

Franx
Franx
August 21, 2022 11:48 pm

Matrix
Well, it was put in discussion that the problems were in relation to particular groups, more particularly, their ethnicity and the IQ of these ethnic groups.
Now, if you accept that the problem is inherent in these terms, well and good.
As for me, I accept that cultural influences are significant without being the ultimately determining factor – which is to say, individuals in free will and irrespective of the vagaries of IQ testing are answerable.

Frank
Frank
August 21, 2022 11:52 pm

Franx, IQ is still a pretty useful predictor. More importantly, it is hard to see the benefit of importing low IQ people en masse.

Franx
Franx
August 22, 2022 12:03 am

Frank, one would first have to first accept the premises of the IQ test before assuming much beyond it.

Bruce in WA
August 22, 2022 12:23 am

GM started making the Monaro in 1968, expect to pay $500,000 for one today. I don’t know what they sold for in 1968 but I wish I had a few sitting in the garage.

Wish I still had mine. HK 327 GTS, silver mink with black “go fast” stripe; red interior; tacho down near the gearstick where you had to take your eyes off the road to see it. Was a bastard to start from dead cold …

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 22, 2022 12:33 am

IQ is still a pretty useful predictor

Absolutely. However, you don’t actually need an IQ test.

It’s pretty obvious when you meet people in every day life. A “fuckwittery” index would be a more accurate measure.

There are some really smart people out there, but some of them aren’t are absolute arsehats. They would pass an IQ test with flying colours.

I’d much prefer to acquiesce with people of good character, no matter how much “dumb” an IQ test deems them.

IQ doesn’t necessarily dictate the “goodness” of a person. In fact, it’s quite often the opposite.

rickw
rickw
August 22, 2022 12:43 am

2022 IQ distribution. Also found some supposed IQ charts on indigenous populations. Yikes. The Voice people didn’t fare well.

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/average-iq-by-country

Franx
Franx
August 22, 2022 12:54 am

The very premisses of the IQ testing are uncertain, which is to say best to rely on the more tried and true principle of what is universal, and that is the the concept of the common sense, a principle which is not denied by either science or culture.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 22, 2022 1:00 am

Fascinating to watch the US at the moment. Political dynasties are falling. These people aren’t exactly high IQ. It’s just “gifted to them”. They are installed.

The edifice is crumbling, and it’s going to get nasty. Good. About time.

Franx
Franx
August 22, 2022 1:17 am

Armadillo
And long may they crumble and fall.

Zatara
Zatara
August 22, 2022 1:17 am

“Insurgents can *always* make the price of occupation too high for invading armies – if they have the motivation, irrespective of any power/technology asymmetries.”

And yet the existence of a British Empire suggests not.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 22, 2022 1:21 am

The Voice people didn’t fare well.

No one is born “stupid” as far as I know of. Technically, a white, black, yellow or bridle kid should exit the birth canal the same.

Having said that, white men can’t jump, black blokes can’t swim.

It’s a bit of a mystery.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 22, 2022 1:25 am

We should also ponder why some of your white classmates were great at sports, but pathetic at mathematics and writing poetry.

Armadillo
Armadillo
August 22, 2022 1:33 am

I’m going to have a “stab in the dark” here.

Not all Chinese people eat fried rice and practice Kung Foo.

Most of them do, but not all of them.

Franx
Franx
August 22, 2022 1:34 am

Stereotypes are useful but only when not assumed as definitive.

Franx
Franx
August 22, 2022 1:51 am

BTW it is often merely an assumption that those good at sports, eg, were not good at poetry. Or maths. Or English, etc. The poetic, creative or mathematical impulse is not subject to the coursework constraints of education departments.

Gabor
Gabor
August 22, 2022 2:23 am

Zatara says:
August 22, 2022 at 1:17 am

“Insurgents can *always* make the price of occupation too high for invading armies – if they have the motivation, irrespective of any power/technology asymmetries.”

And yet the existence of a British Empire suggests not.

Could be that the occupation was actually welcome by most?

pete of perth
pete of perth
August 22, 2022 3:15 am

My only experience with a bush basher was a mini moke. Loved fanging it around tight corners.

pete of perth
pete of perth
August 22, 2022 3:41 am
Tom
Tom
August 22, 2022 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
August 22, 2022 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
August 22, 2022 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
August 22, 2022 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
August 22, 2022 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
August 22, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
August 22, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
August 22, 2022 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
August 22, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
August 22, 2022 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
August 22, 2022 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
August 22, 2022 4:14 am
Dot
Dot
August 22, 2022 4:50 am

Mark Felton with an absolute ripper.

The Thief, the King and the Spy – The still secret WWII scandal.

(Nash, Windsor & Blunt.)

https://youtu.be/7dTBAF903sI

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 22, 2022 5:16 am

Remember when Biden had on his platform that he’d decriminalise weed & expunge records?
The Feds have gone nuts under Biden.
Jimmy reports.

Guess Who’s Arresting More People For Pot Than Trump?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv83TrPt0Jk

A good one to remind rusted on DNC punters about.
Imagine if Trump sacked White House staffers who’d previously smoked weed like Biden did?

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
August 22, 2022 5:22 am

It’s Monday and caaarrton are still ninth.

It’s a beautiful day.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 22, 2022 5:32 am

Barking Toadsays:

August 22, 2022 at 5:22 am

It’s Monday and caaarrton are still ninth.

It’s a beautiful day.

Taking Richmond’s rightful spot.
And it looks like Sheeds is angling to coach the Bombers again!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 22, 2022 6:01 am

Not sure it’s in Hollywood Walk of Fame territory, but I do like the Kalyn Ponga Kurt Mann Memorial Toilet could be the start of something.
Obviously the Sonny Bill/Candice Warner cubicle is next.

Top Ender
Top Ender
August 22, 2022 6:24 am

Navy SEAL in Bin Laden raid Rob O’Neill says the rest of the world is ‘mocking’ the US while it ‘fights over pronouns’, military morale has been crushed and veterans are asking what they were fighting for a year on from the Afghanistan pullout

Daily Mail

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 22, 2022 6:30 am

military morale has been crushed and veterans are asking what they were fighting for

Entirely intentional. The Left is evil and wrong but not stupid. They want a dictatorship in order to save the planet, since they know the people won’t stomach what they think is required. They know very well that the biggest threat to all totalitarian regimes is the military, and they know that the military voted about 80% for Donald Trump. Hence…

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 22, 2022 6:38 am

That memorial shitter is quite something.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 22, 2022 6:40 am

It would appear that a confluence or two was being drawn overnight between IQ, conscious decision-making and, dare I say it, morality.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 22, 2022 6:42 am

The very premisses of the IQ testing are uncertain, which is to say best to rely on the more tried and true principle of what is universal, and that is the the concept of the common sense, a principle which is not denied by either science or culture.

Translated:

Maths is racist because some people don’t understand it.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 22, 2022 6:46 am

They’re putting the same gatekeeping into the military as they did in jounrnalism, schools and universities. You ladle great dollops of woke into the training and then assess them by whether they parrot it. And rituals like vaccination and pronouns. If they don’t it all they are failed, if they do they pass and can be a soldier, teacher, journalist or academic. After a while the entire sector is filled with people who believe or who can lie fluently and effectively. The Left doesn’t care which they do, since both types are fine for what they want.

Mater
August 22, 2022 6:47 am

I’m not sure why stopping the boats is being mythologised into some kind of miraculous feat that means Abbott gets a pass on everything else. Stopping the boats was a success of Abbott’s government, sure. But it had been done before.

Yes.

Being compelled to accept said ‘refugees’ was always premised around human rights and the legalities surrounding due process once they made landfall on Australian soil.

Let’s put that into perspective.

For two years our government has locked up it’s own citizens (contravening accepted human rights), forced them to wear face coverings, denied them the ability to provide for their families and coerced an experimental medical treatment into adults and children alike.

No, stopping the boats (or otherwise), and returning the undesirables, was solely about the motivation to do so. No black art involved. The last two years has proven that anything is permissible, if they really want it to happen.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 22, 2022 6:55 am

Maths is racist because some people don’t understand it.

And they then try to shape what they don’t understand to fit their view of the world.
There has been a lot of noise in recent years about getting more students – particularly wymminses and QWERTies – into STEM subjects.
STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
I have seen this acronym changed of late to STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 22, 2022 6:57 am

STEAM.
They don’t want to get more diverse people studying core science and maths disciplines.
They want to subvert and re-shape them.

Mater
August 22, 2022 7:07 am

For two years our government has locked up it’s own citizens (contravening accepted human rights), forced them to wear face coverings, denied them the ability to provide for their families and coerced an experimental medical treatment into adults and children alike.

Let me be clear here. Moving forward, I no longer want to hear a syllable mentioned about the ‘human rights’ of fucking refugees from that migrating dugong, Hanson-Young.

Every single human rights advocate and organisation stood by (and in most cases, cheered) as governments rode roughshod over entire populaces and removed fundamental rights.

The excuse was that our constitution didn’t protect them and the UN charters and declarations allowed for the curtailment of said rights if it was in accordance with the laws of the nation. Under that premise, Hitler didn’t contravene any human rights!

They may think they’ve had a victory in the last two years, but they’ve actually removed the most effective weapon they had in their armoury.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 22, 2022 7:12 am

It’s universal. Been going on in one form or another for decades.

Too many unfit people wanting to join certain occupations? Lower the physical entry standards, then deny you’re doing it. Too many kids not reaching certain educational standards? Blur the red pass/fail line, then deny you’re doing it.

Masters degrees used to be the all-time brass ring. Now, all you need is time and pixels. They’re like odd socks in your drawer – almost everyone seems to have at least one*.

And as was painfully shown from 2020 on, owning a PhD does not necessarily confer intelligence.

*Not a Masters degree holder. I don’t have the time for that shit.

Anchor What
Anchor What
August 22, 2022 7:18 am

Palestine = Jordan and vice versa. File under “never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity”.
The West Bank was originally part of the new state of Israel, but was taken by force by Jordan, then taken back by Israel in 1967. It is not Palestine in any meaningful way, but has been characterised as such by those wanting it as a wedge against Israel.
The modern history of attempts to right this wrong can be read here.
Only by recognising the hard facts and ceasing to warp history can there be a “two state solution” which is in actuality Israel and Jordan. The so-called Palestinians are no more than a terrorist rabble, as Gaza has shown completely. The Palestinian Authority has to be disbanded and Jordan should absorb the detritus and deal with it summarily, since they had a hand in creating the problem.

Anchor What
Anchor What
August 22, 2022 7:20 am

Jordan as the homeland for Palestinians, Link

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 22, 2022 7:21 am

The Palestinian big cheese is quite something.
The longest three year term ever.

Zipster
August 22, 2022 7:26 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 22, 2022 7:30 am

Scores of Russian soldiers appear to have been hit by biological or chemical weapons from Ukraine

I suspect it is a bit of bootleg partisan activity. Someone is dumping Ratsak into the food prep cauldrons. This is the second time it’s happened.

Recently another eight Russian military personnel were reported to have died after their food was contaminated with rat poison at the 1472 naval hospital in Sevastopol.

I doubt if it is an official act of sabotage since the Ukrainians have to keep their backers sweet, since if the EU and US get too embarrassed they’ll be forced to close the lolly shop.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 22, 2022 7:33 am

Well.

A quick scan through the ladypages (medium.com), hoping to find the usual excellent comedy value, instead produced a piece – from a ladeeee, if you don’t mind, titled What Married Women Don’t Get About Single Men. I can’t link it for some reason, but the highlight:

Something I think it’s important to keep in mind whenever you see a married person, is that this person has accepted a series of compromises in their life to be married. Maybe they were good compromises, maybe they were absolutely right for this person — but if you’re single, that doesn’t necessarily mean those same compromises are right for you. In particular, being partnered generally means less time for friends and less personal freedom in exchange for easier access to emotional connection. That is an absolutely valid trade off to make.

It is also valid to not want to make that trade off.

I would be happy (enough) to trade watching cricket for watching MAFS, but by Christ the ladeee involved would want to be some kind of special. Also, there’s this:

I value my personal freedom *very* highly. I know several married women who can’t go on vacation without their husbands because their husbands get lonely when they’re gone and I’m just like… I would divorce someone who couldn’t handle being alone for a week.

But, this seems to be a fairly normal stipulation of married life that many partnered women accept; I can no longer leave my husband alone. And, ok, if that’s what they want, that’s fine.

That bit smacked me between the eyes, because I actually know blokes like this who would starve in their own filth after 48 hours alone.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 22, 2022 7:38 am

Masters degrees used to be the all-time brass ring. Now, all you need is time and pixels. 

Err, I have one, but I don’t like to talk about it. I was early 40’s, been in the same job for a few years and looking for something which might be a differentiator for employment as I approached 50.
Before I started was nervous that I would be out of my depth.
Those fears were allayed very early.
We were assigned a task to find published sources on “Leadership”.
Me : “And what do we do next?”
Lecturer : “What do you mean?”
Me : “Well, are we meant to write something on the pros and cons of various leadership styles, or pick a leader we admire and explain why, or what?”
Lecturer : “No. Just collate the sources and submit them.”
Me : “What is the point of that?”
Lecturer : “Well, some students don’t have an undergraduate degree, so this helps familiarise them with sourcing published information”.
FMD.
It wasn’t a total waste of time. I found the Services Marketing and Stats modules interesting and even some of the soft-skills behavioural stuff was OK.
But it was dumbed down way below what my undergrad degree was twenty years earlier.
If I’d paid for it outof my own pocket I would have been really pissed off.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 22, 2022 7:43 am

Has anyone noticed that KD and Sancho turn up around the same time?

Cassie of Sydney
August 22, 2022 7:43 am

“For two years our government has locked up it’s own citizens (contravening accepted human rights), forced them to wear face coverings, denied them the ability to provide for their families and coerced an experimental medical treatment into adults and children alike.

I would just clarify that slightly….”our Coalition government”. Just remember this….

1. When a pregnant woman was handcuffed in her own home for the crime of a Facebook post, the Liberal Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING.
2. When a man’s home was invaded by police whilst he was sitting on a dunny, the Liberal Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING.
3. Whilst Victorians were enduring the most severe and restrictive lockdowns on the planet, the Liberal Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING.
4. When Victorians were being daily assaulted by a politicised out of control police force, the Liberal Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING.
5. When state borders were sealed and children couldn’t even go home from boarding school, the Liberal Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING.
6. When families were kept apart and couldn’t even travel across state borders to see dying family members, the Liberal Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING.
7. When that putrid and utterly mediocre premier of QLD said that Queensland hospitals are for “Queenslanders”, the Liberal Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING.
8. When workers rightly protested outside the CFMEU against mandatory vaccinations yet were smeared as “Nazis”, the Liberal Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING.
9. When peaceful protesters were rounded up at the Shrine in Melbourne, the Liberal Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING.
10. When that clown premier of WA sealed his state borders, virtually seceding, the Liberal Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING.
11. When Western Sydney men and women protested peacefully in Sydney’s CBD in July 2021, only to be smeared as far-right anti-vaxxers, neo-Nazis, conspiracy mongers, all for the crime of being rightly worried about their livelihoods because these people didn’t and don’t hold jobs that involve simply taking a laptop home, the Liberal Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING.

And there are many other egregious examples, the above is just a smidgen. And I haven’t got to the coerced and compelled jabs. I find myself getting upset and angry just writing about the last two and a half years. But always remember one thing, whilst the above crimes against the Australian people were happening, the Liberal Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 22, 2022 7:43 am

Fun how reality works. You can’t fake it.

Queensland government rakes in coal royalties (Sky News, 22 Aug)

U.S. Oil And Gas Firms Made $74 Billion In Profits Last Year (22 Aug)

All of which probably has something to do with this:

Occidental Soars After Filing Shows Buffett Seeking 50% Stake (20 Aug)

He’s not an idiot like lefties are.

min
min
August 22, 2022 7:45 am

Leake brilliant as usual

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
August 22, 2022 7:47 am

Sancho, same experience here. The certificate gave very little in return. A friend of mine started one last year, at the start I asked him why? Why are you doing this? His life is a misery at the moment, assessments this, assignments that. A complete waste of time IMHO. The ACCC needs to look into these scams.

calli
calli
August 22, 2022 7:47 am

Shorter version of LadyPages article – High Maintenance people tend to attract each other.

Avoid.

Bruce
Bruce
August 22, 2022 7:48 am

That “Ah-Ha” clip:

Perfectly crafted pop music!

And the video: classic rotoscoping.

ALL ANALOGUE, ALL THE WAY!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 22, 2022 7:49 am

But it was dumbed down way below what my undergrad degree was twenty years earlier.

That was the point I was trying to make, rather than throwing sticks at people with stuff I don’t have. I have a (small) pile of tertiary quals through work, but not even an undergrad degree of my own.

I have, however, read more than a couple of largish things produced by people for said Masters’s’s. Some of them are unintelligible. Not dolphin unintelligible, just basic language unintelligible. Structure, grammar, you name it – it’s not there.

If you can’t convey your ‘wisdom’ to others via the written word, what’s the point?

Cassie of Sydney
August 22, 2022 7:49 am

I should also add that all federal and state Liberal and National party politicians also said NOTHING. The whole lot of them, except for Craig Kelly and George Christensen, and look at what happened to both of them, deliberately smeared and isolated by their own parties. When they were targeted and smeared by the MSM, Labor, the Greens and left-wing Liberals, the Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING to defend them. He wouldn’t even stand by his own.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 22, 2022 7:50 am

Has anyone noticed that KD and Sancho turn up around the same time?

I already mentioned socks!

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
August 22, 2022 7:52 am

“Well, are we meant to write something on the pros and cons of various leadership styles, or pick a leader we admire and explain why

TAFE certificate level stuff back in the 1980’s.
But too advanced for new Masters students!

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
August 22, 2022 7:53 am

Bridget Archer, the Left’s favourite kind of Liberal, opines:

Liberal MP says Scott Morrison should reflect on his position in parliament as Labor flags broader inquiry

Ms Archer said she had not decided whether Mr Morrison should be referred to parliament’s privileges committee, but said she had “an open mind” on next steps.

“While this may not be corrupt behaviour … and it may not be unlawful behaviour, it certainly doesn’t pass the pub test and we want to have actions that we can have trust and confidence in,” she told the ABC.

Morrison has trashed a constitutional convention – and there must a significant trail of facilitators behind that.

But if it’s not corrupt, or illegal, the usual constitutional process is that we, the electorate, judge pub test problems. Not other squirming toad politicians, making shit up to suit their own agendas.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
August 22, 2022 7:53 am

That “Ah-Ha” clip:

The song’s shit. Brilliant marketing and production for the emerging TV music clip phenom made it endure for decades.

calli
calli
August 22, 2022 7:54 am

But always remember one thing, whilst the above crimes against the Australian people were happening, the Liberal Prime Minister for Everything said NOTHING.

I think it’s worth remembering something else after this week’s showboating.

But always remember another thing, whilst the above crimes against the Australian people were happening, the Labor Opposition Leader and supposed champion of the Worker and Tory Fighter also said NOTHING.

The people were abandoned by everyone who could have said something, but decided not to. None of them are clean.

shatterzzz
August 22, 2022 7:54 am

Not sure it’s in Hollywood Walk of Fame territory, but I do like the Kalyn Ponga Kurt Mann Memorial Toilet could be the start of something.
Obviously the Sonny Bill/Candice Warner cubicle is next.

Great one .. 10/10 ..
I wanted to link the story/pix but couldn’t come up with a witticism to accompany it .. well dun! .. LOL!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 22, 2022 7:55 am

Fairshake, KD.
I would counsel anyone thinking of doing a Masters to bin the brochure right now, unless they work in the public sector or academia and it creates a guaranteed career path.
Spend your time and money on really targetted things which help you in your job (or the job you aspire to).

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 22, 2022 7:58 am

Knuckle Draggersays:

August 22, 2022 at 7:50 am

Has anyone noticed that KD and Sancho turn up around the same time?

I already mentioned socks!

Hi!
[Cute waving emoji].

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 22, 2022 7:58 am

Dr Oz no where near the margin of error in Pennsylvania.
He’s going to be beaten by a propped up stroke victim.

Cassie of Sydney
August 22, 2022 8:00 am

“The people were abandoned by everyone who could have said something, but decided not to. None of them are clean.”

Oh and I know that but I didn’t vote for them in 2019. I have no expectations of them, other than to destroy the economy, allow mass immigration, further restrict our free speech and religious liberty and continue to push the climate scam but wait, what party are we talking about? That’s been the Coalition story for the last nine years.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 22, 2022 8:01 am

Calli and Cassie – The one which made an impression on me particularly was Setka burning his own CFMEU rank and file. That’s new.

The disconnect between the elites and the ordinary people has now found its way into unions in a big way.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
August 22, 2022 8:02 am

I thought that JC and Sancho were the sock pair
in a Jekyll and Hyde sort of two-hander
or, Bert and Ernie

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 22, 2022 8:03 am

I value my personal freedom *very* highly. I know several married women who can’t go on vacation without their husbands because their husbands get lonely when they’re gone and I’m just like… I would divorce someone who couldn’t handle being alone for a week.

In our next issue …
Instagram Influencer Sharri Trout-Pout reports on her feelings of emotional abandonment when her partner went a Toxic Masculinity golf trip with his mates.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 22, 2022 8:04 am

unless they work in the public sector

So true.
When I was looking at the idea, the information evening at Sydney Uni was all about learning to speak the language of government.
The host repeatedly said it.
Part of the evening was a session where you broke into small groups to solve some problem.
At the start of the session you had to introduce your self, name & where you worked.
Out of a group of 8 or 9, I was the only non-government employee.
There would have been a hundred odd people there so maybe it was just a sampling outlier.
I couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

Cassie of Sydney
August 22, 2022 8:04 am

Sadly, on 21 May 2022 the mass decapitation of Liberal wets was rather beautiful to watch but like all executions, it missed a few….Bridget Archer, Simon Birmingham, Paul Fletcher, Julian Leeser.

Am I missing anyone?

calli
calli
August 22, 2022 8:07 am

Albanese is positioning himself as a champion of the people and Morrison as the tyrant whose very presence in parliament must be removed. The media is lock-step behind it.

I’m not buying it for one second. Unfortunately my memory is way too good.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 22, 2022 8:08 am

Simon Birmingham

Seriously, this chumps father must be minted or he has photos of a lot of Libs doing things they shouldn’t be.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
August 22, 2022 8:09 am

Dr Oz no where near the margin of error in Pennsylvania.

FTB – The problem with Oz is the other Republican primary candidates were worse. I suspect Trump endorsed Oz because he had a big media profile and is a muslim. That way the left can’t say Trump is islamophobic, and Oz is somewhat indebted to Trump. Seemed very pragmatic.

Unfortunately as we see here the base won’t vote for a wet candidate even if he’s the best of a bad bunch. The problem isn’t Trump or Oz, it’s the PA GOP who put up this bunch of candidates. Same goes in the UK right now, where the Tory elites engineered the selection process so that the base has to choose between two wets. It stinks.

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 22, 2022 8:09 am

ScoMo rightfully is paying for his actions during COVID.
Unfortunately none of the state premiers will be put through the same process.

Diogenes
Diogenes
August 22, 2022 8:13 am

I have, however, read more than a couple of largish things produced by people for said Masters’s’s. Some of them are unintelligible. Not dolphin unintelligible, just basic language unintelligible. Structure, grammar, you name it – it’s not there.

I went through my neighbour’s masters thesis for teaching. As described above. As there was too much to correct, he submitted it as is, and even then it was missing the final 2 chapters. He passed!

When they complain about a teacher shortage, consider that a suitably qualified career changers who wants to teach will have to do a masters degree. Considering that they are likely to have a mortgage, kids etc and THEN incur 40k plus of fees and other expenses which includes unpaid practicums and internships… Why bother?

feelthebern
feelthebern
August 22, 2022 8:14 am

While my packages from the US & Japan arrived last week (last Tues or Wed) I can’t remember.
My package from Melbourne arrives today.
If it arrives it would have been a month.

To recap it took a week from the US & a week and half from Japan, standard delivery.

Zipster
August 22, 2022 8:18 am

The woke are a plague of zombies that putrefy everything they infest

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
August 22, 2022 8:21 am

Wally Dalísays:

August 22, 2022 at 8:02 am

I thought that JC and Sancho were the sock pair

Be wary you don’t fall victim to SEFS (Struth-Faulty Syndrome).
That is, finding it so difficult to accept that more than one person would disagree with them that they have to invent a ‘conspiracy of socks theory’ to protect themselves from confronting the reality that their ideas aren’t universally revered.

shatterzzz
August 22, 2022 8:24 am

My package from Melbourne arrives today.
If it arrives it would have been a month.

I’ve given up trying to fathom out Oz Post’s delivery system ..! last 3 things I bought on Ebay, 2 Melbourne, 1 Sydney for Sydney delivery all posted same day ..
both Melbourne ones arrived within 5 days .. the Sydney one took 12 days .. go figure! ..

calli
calli
August 22, 2022 8:25 am

Cassie and I have been mistaken for each other. Understandable, for we are sisters under the skin.

She’s the younger, smarter, sassier version. I’m the grumpy older one. 😀

Zipster
August 22, 2022 8:26 am

To recap it took a week from the US & a week and half from Japan, standard delivery.

couple of week ago I watched one of my austpost packages do laps of the east coast. why I have no idea? not enough watches handed out last bonus round?

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August 22, 2022 8:29 am
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