Open Thread – Tues 13 Sept 2022


The Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene Entering the French Entrenchments, Louis Laguerre, early 1700s

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calli
calli
September 16, 2022 3:30 pm

Crossie, there is a lot of rain falling to the north, and has been for many days now. The falls may still be running. I live in hope.

Morsie, those acapella singers were at Split when we were there too. They were selling CDs and before I knew it, the Beloved had raced over with some money. Where’s my CD? Oh…I didn’t get one. The money was for the tin.

Grrr. At least we were sung to. It isn’t a proper holiday unless you’re sung to. 😀

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 16, 2022 3:35 pm

Franxsays:

September 16, 2022 at 1:01 pm

Compliance, so to speak … etcetera , etcetera

Sure.

Johnny Rotten
September 16, 2022 3:36 pm

The Cost Of Illegal Immigration In The USA

From Martin Armstrong –

“Former President Trump requested $15 billion to build a wall between the US and Mexico. Everyone called him a crazy racist and dismissed his pleas. The truth of the matter is that the wall would have paid for itself in a year. American taxpayers have been paying around $20 billion annually since Biden took office to support the massive influx of illegal immigrants.

The study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) conducted an analysis and found that each illegal immigrant costs taxpayers $9,232 per year to support. The actual number of people crossing the border is unknown, and the 1.3 to 2 million estimated illegal immigrants this fiscal year alone is understated.

FAIR noted that money spent annually to support illegal aliens would amount to providing every homeless veteran with $50,000 a year, for a decade. The funds could be used to hire an additional 330,000 teachers across the nation to help the shortage. These taxpayer funds should be invested in America.

Useless Vice President Kamala Harris insists the border is “secure,” despite tons of counties declaring an invasion and begging Washington for help. “The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed,” Harris said. This is truly laughable as one of Trump’s main qualms was securing the border.

Southern states have begun to send immigrants to “shelter cities” where they claim they will open their arms and wallets to all illegals. They have been terribly equipped to handle the massive influx of buses arriving in their cities, and the Democrats are crying that the Republicans are playing a dirty game. The truth of the matter is that these politicians do not see the true impact of the border crisis. Until buses of undocumented people arrive at their doorstep and they have to figure out how to help them, they are ignorant to the issue. Even Harris failed to visit the border after first being appointed as the border czar. The truth of the matter is that the Biden Administration has zero plans to fix the invasion crisis because they are hoping those who make it over will vote blue to stay in the US.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/immigration-world-news/the-cost-of-illegal-immigration/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Lysander
Lysander
September 16, 2022 3:38 pm

Leftist tactic approaching:

Once Australia becomes a Republic, solid citizens such as Tony Abbott, Eric Abetz, Bernardi, Hanson and other Monarchist ilk will be immediately cancelled by the Left should they wish to stand as “they never believed in a Republic.”

The position is already stitched up.

Dot
Dot
September 16, 2022 3:39 pm

6ft social distance rule. The science? They fucking made it up:

Yes they did. But the right people made it up.

shatterzzz
September 16, 2022 3:39 pm

After reading that James Cook University was going to lay off around 1300 staff due to student shortages caused by BAT FLU .. out of curiosity I popped over to their website to find out how big they are to have so many unnecessary wukkas …
As usual, with these type of places this info isn’t deemed important so still none the wiser! ..
but I did notice something quite weird in their advertising (which is basically what the site is .. a giant advert!).. they go in for a lot of effort to attract 251s to their campus .. now given the 251s aversion to all things “Jimmy” shirley the 1st thing they need to do is change the name! .. I mean what gummint funded/freebie scholarship 251 is gonna want to be associated wiv an establishment named after one of their favourite dartboard targets .. Cos if “Jimmy” ain’t the bullseye he’s, definitely, the outer circle!

calli
calli
September 16, 2022 3:39 pm

And Punishment

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 16, 2022 3:43 pm

m0nty-fa

Well said that lady. It’s a stupid and cruel game DeSantis is playing, using humans as pawns.

Let me correct that.

It’s a stupid and cruel game Biden is playing, using humans as pawns.

Lysander
Lysander
September 16, 2022 3:45 pm

Fark me. Reading Hendo this arvo… he has revealed that their ABC sent 7 “journos” to London to cover the Queen’s death and funeral.

And, if you thought that wasn’t enough, those 7 join the 5 already stationed in London…

Your taxes.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 16, 2022 3:46 pm

Justice Lucy McCallum also ordered defence and a barrister appointed by the DPP to discuss what material from a 56,000 page Cellebrite report into data from Ms Higgins’ phone could be considered disclosable.

WTF?
How do you get 56,000 pages out of someone’s phone activity over a 6-12 month period.
Unless the DPP has just requested a dump of every phone call made in Canberra for three years.

She told the court she had concerns the defence could be “chasing” cross-examination “rabbits”, and if that was the case, it would be a “very long trial”

Translated. We don’t want any embarrassing counter-narrative witnesses spoiling the party.

calli
calli
September 16, 2022 3:48 pm

How can de Santis be acting cruelly?

He is sending the poor refugees to the nicest parts of the States.

What a kind man.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 16, 2022 3:49 pm

Johanna.
I just bought a modem from my new internet supplier.
I think it was $150.
It is my property.
If I change providers I can nominate that I am providing my own modem.
It sounds like you have been subjected to a typical Telstra gouge.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
September 16, 2022 3:49 pm

JCU attract a lot of Yanks & Sub-continental’s. They used to be ok, I have worked along side some earth science types from there and from what I remember had a few chancellors who were ex serving staff officers.

That has definitely changed though. The persicution of Pilmer spoke volumes and he was right. SST were very hot summer this year yet the reef is in great shape. Go figure…

rosie
rosie
September 16, 2022 3:55 pm

Calli
Had a couple of off cat discussions pondering same.
Now ‘locked in’.

calli
calli
September 16, 2022 3:57 pm

What are these “off cat” discussions of which you speak?

Are they…plots? 😀

Lysander
Lysander
September 16, 2022 3:57 pm

The Grattan Institute wants a multi-party Parliamentary Committee to oversee all grants:

Australia needs stronger processes and oversight to prevent pork-barrelling. First, all grants should be allocated through an open, competitive, merit-based process. Second, ministers should establish grant programs, and define their purpose and selection criteria, but should not be involved in choosing grant recipients. Third, compliance with grant rules should be overseen by a multi-party standing parliamentary committee. Funding for Auditors-General should also be increased to enable wider and more frequent auditing of grant programs.

No thanks! As I’ve said here before, and based on my own Ministerial experience: You’re a Minister because you won and now you make the calls. You don’t need some fucking multiparty committee to tell you who to give grants to or not. If they want that, they should first win and election and be talented, and lucky, enough to become a Minister.

Lysander
Lysander
September 16, 2022 4:00 pm

Once you’ve devolved your responsibility of deciding grants to the public sector or some committee, they will start to build rules around who gets what and why, the weightings of applicants will be on shit like indigeneity, gender, climate, diversity and LASTLY -> talent.

I’ve seen the leader of a political party lose their job because they gave a grant scheme to the public sector to run.

bespoke
bespoke
September 16, 2022 4:03 pm

I just bought a modem from my new internet supplier.

No NBN?

Franx
Franx
September 16, 2022 4:03 pm

Well, there are garden varieties.
And then there are common garden varieties, those of us that come without tickets on ourselves – even if saying so is taken to be a contradiction, yet best to avoid hypocrisies.

Gab
Gab
September 16, 2022 4:05 pm

Vaccine Narrative Collapses as Harvard Study Shows Jab More Dangerous than COVID

As boosters that have not been tested on humans are being rolled out across the country, a new study indicates that the jab is far more dangerous than COVID-19 itself. And the CDC has provided false information regarding their tracking of adverse events linked to the vaccines.

rosie
rosie
September 16, 2022 4:06 pm

Now dubbed ‘Sure Pompous’.

Chris
Chris
September 16, 2022 4:07 pm

Think I may have said I had a cop threaten to “do me” for having a screwdriver in my car holding open a broken dash vent.

I have been lucky to always have professional and friendly cops in my dealings.
Of course, we know a couple of areas where bloody-minded obstructionism at the customers cost is more likely.

shatterzzz
September 16, 2022 4:07 pm

How do you get 56,000 pages out of someone’s phone activity over a 6-12 month period.

Bloody hell! .. 56 000 pages for a year .. the amount I use the phone it’d all fit on an A4 sheet and leave room for most of next year, as well .. LOL!

Zipster
Zipster
September 16, 2022 4:10 pm

The Grattan Institute wants a multi-party Parliamentary Committee to oversee all grants:

just abolish all grants already

Johnny Rotten
September 16, 2022 4:12 pm

An American tourist in London wanders into a local pub, downs a few pints, then stumbles out of the door. After walking for a while, he finds himself in a posh residential neighbourhood with no public toilets in sight. In pain, he finds a side street and walks up to a wall. Just as he unzips, a British cop grabs his arm and says “Sir, you can’t do that here!” “Sorry, officer” replies the American “but I really have to take a leak and I can’t find a toilet”. “Follow me” says the cop. He leads the American down a back alley and opens a gate. Inside is a lush garden with manicured lawns, statues and fountains. “Whiz anywhere you like” says the cop. The American goes about his business, then returns and says “I guess this is what you call English Hospitality!” “No” says the cop “This is what we call the French Embassy”.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 16, 2022 4:15 pm

Sydney residents in cultural evolution war with bin-raiding cockatoos

Sulphur-crested cockatoos are defying human efforts to keep them out of bins by copying each other’s tricks, but more effective strategies to thwart them are passed on between humans too – 1 Min 17 Secs of Cockatoo Ingenuity

Residents of Sydney, Australia, are caught in a battle of wits with cockatoos, as they try to stop the crafty birds raiding their rubbish bins for food.

As fast as they come up with new ways to stop the sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) from opening the bins, the birds are working out ways to defeat them. It is a classic example of an arms race in cultural evolution, says Barbara Klump at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in Radolfzell, Germany.

The saga began when cockatoos discovered that people’s bins often contain food, with bread and fruit being particular favourites. The lids are heavy, but a few birds found they could pry them open at the front, grip the lid in their beak while walking around the rim towards the hinge, and flip the lid over.

The trick was seen in only three suburbs of Sydney in 2018, but by 2019 it had spread to 44 suburbs as cockatoos learned the trick by copying each other, Klump’s team reported previously. The behaviour is a nuisance for residents since the birds often toss rubbish over their front yards and streets.

The team has continued studying this culture war – this time focusing on the human side of the conflict.

The researchers observed the protection strategies being used on 3283 bins in four suburbs where bin-raiding by cockatoos had been reported, and gathered responses from 1134 residents in an online survey.

Some residents started putting bricks and other items on top of their bin lids, but some of the hungry birds figured out they could nudge the bricks off with their heads.

Dot
Dot
September 16, 2022 4:15 pm

Andrew Berger said that when the defence made the request for the document, the Director of Public Prosecutions denied it, claiming legal professional privilege.

LOL

The prosecutors don’t even think they need a probanda anymore.

It should be dismissed.

If the accused can’t ask for chronology or phone records anymore, I am done with this “society”.

It is no more a society than a grift for the “right” people.

Anchor What
Anchor What
September 16, 2022 4:24 pm

So, the Mt. Wilson fire wasn’t really about climate change or the Morrisons’ holiday that year?

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
September 16, 2022 4:24 pm

Lysander says:
September 16, 2022 at 2:54 pm

LOL Footage of Dr Monique Lyan singing and dancing without a mask in a crowded space has been obtained by Sky News.

Even better, she stated “i didn’t know you had that ”

Schaedenboner Time

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

The squealing from Martha’s Vineyard residents is very revealing (also somewhat delicious)

We need to start the same type of thing here, shoving the downside of open ended immigration into Teal & Green voting areas & electorates.

The squeals (“Oh, I didn’t mean it should happen to me”) will be equally as delicious.

Cassie of Sydney
September 16, 2022 4:28 pm

“She told the court she had concerns the defence could be “chasing” cross-examination “rabbits”, and if that was the case, it would be a “very long trial””

This will end up in the HC.

bespoke
bespoke
September 16, 2022 4:31 pm

Aunty Gab!

Cassie of Sydney
September 16, 2022 4:43 pm

“It is no more a society than a grift for the “right” people.”

Yep.

I’m also rather amazed how progressives are suddenly spruiking free speech because they’re being called out for their disgusting attacks on the Queen, but then I think, why am I surprised? Remember we now live in a society now where….

Free speech for me but not for thee
Presumption of innocence for me but not for thee
Fair trials for me but not for thee
Prejudice a trial and receive a slap on the wrist, but if that had been you or me, or any conservative commentator, we would have been charged the next day

Endless, endless double standards and hypocrisy.

Cassie of Sydney
September 16, 2022 4:46 pm

“LOL Footage of Dr Monique Lyan singing and dancing without a mask in a crowded space has been obtained by Sky News.

Even better, she stated “i didn’t know you had that ””

But you see, this is yet another example of the endless double standards at play in our MSM, I bet their ABC haven’t reported this. Oh no, doesn’t fit the narrative. And yet, if this had been a Liberal or a National, it would be headline news at their ABC, SMH, The Age, The Malcolm Guardian and so on.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 16, 2022 4:50 pm

A crucial timeline provided to police by former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins is at the centre of a fresh fight in the Canberra courts.

Bruce Lehrmann’s lawyers are seeking the document that outlines Ms Higgins’ version of events from 2019.

Mr Lehrmann has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting Ms Higgins inside Parliament House in 2019.

Andrew Berger said that when the defence made the request for the document, the Director of Public Prosecutions denied it, claiming legal professional privilege.

I suppose it’s possible that the “journalist” has got the facts wrong.
(I mean that could happen once in a blue moon.)
But, on the description, it’s not clear that the document would be privileged. Privilege attaches to a communication between lawyer and client for the dominant purposes of legal advice or in preparation for litigation.
It seem to me a stretch to say that a statement to police is a communication with lawyers, or for the dominant purpose of legal advice or preparation for litigation. Just possibly the latter, but even then it would need to be argued that the police were in some sense agents for the as then uninstructed prosecution lawyers. I don’t think that can fly since one purpose of the police getting a statement is to decide whether to prosecute or not.

Cassie of Sydney
September 16, 2022 4:50 pm

And this Lard Arse Lyan aka the member for Kooyong had the chutzpah a month ago in parliament to lecture the opposition to put on masks.

But the scandal here? It isn’t lard arse Lyan or the rest of the Teal and Green scum, it’s the fact that there are Australians who vote for the scum. Don’t anyone tell me that Josh was worse than Lard Arse. He wasn’t.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 16, 2022 4:52 pm

I see Dover has edited St Ruth’s attack on calli’s husband at 6:18 this morning.
Credit where it is due for an even handed approach.
Well done sir!

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 16, 2022 4:53 pm

Funding for Auditors-General should also be increased to enable wider and more frequent auditing of grant programs.

Has the Grattan Institute ever proposed anything that didn’t involve “funding” of some government agency being “increased”?

calli
calli
September 16, 2022 4:55 pm

Did he have a go at my husband? I didn’t read it.

Always easy to talk big on the internet. In real life…not so much.

Goanna
Goanna
September 16, 2022 4:55 pm

Yesterday at a chemist discount store I asked the pharmacist what vaccine they were giving?
Moderna was the reply.

My response was ridicule.
Within 12 hours Sweden stops administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to heart infection risk.

The psychosis in Australia believers is deep.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 16, 2022 4:58 pm

Franxsays:

September 16, 2022 at 4:03 pm

Well, there are … etcetera … etcetera

Sure.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 16, 2022 5:01 pm

callisays:

September 16, 2022 at 3:57 pm

What are these “off cat” discussions of which you speak?

I don’t know about the one Rosie is referring to, but there was much hilarity offline among a few Cats about the latest troll, how we should yank his chain and the fact that the bait he laid in the early hours was only swallowed by one hungry couch potato.

calli
calli
September 16, 2022 5:03 pm

Just waiting for the bus to take us up to the lakes and falls. The weather has closed in a little, though the sun is still shining.

A great blanket of mist has dropped below the level of the pines, giving and eerie, soft light, and the temperature has dropped to something very Autumnal indeed. Hopefully I can get some good photos of the falls. Or trickles.

Mater
September 16, 2022 5:05 pm

Within 12 hours Sweden stops administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to heart infection risk.
The psychosis in Australia believers is deep.

It almost makes you miss the days when Karen’s were worried about genetically modified wheat and scientists were concerned that the overuse of disinfectant might precipitate the emergence of a superbug.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 16, 2022 5:05 pm

Fair trials for me but not for thee

Yah, this is being noticed. On Instapundit a couple days ago was this story:

I am retiring from the practice of law (12 Sep)

I’ll have more to say later, but the bottom line is, after 26 years, & especially the last few, I have come to an inescapable conclusion: there is no justice to be had in our “justice” system. I am no longer willing to participate in a system that I consider to be a total farce.

My status as a practicing litigator has constrained me from speaking truth to and about the system. With that constraint removed, I will not be silent any longer.

The state of our institutions – particularly the criminal “justice” ones, but also the federal civil courts – is dire, & is unacceptable for a functioning republic. They must be radically overhauled & reformed, & a renewed emphasis on first principles restored.

More at the original if you follow the link through. She apparently represented Carter Page, who as you know was persecuted by the FBI and DoJ. I can’t see how this ghastly situation can continue without the shedding of oceans of blood. Without justice you can’t have a nation, all you have is the worst sort of tyranny.

bespoke
bespoke
September 16, 2022 5:05 pm

Editing or deleteing comments has it’s down side too.

calli
calli
September 16, 2022 5:08 pm

Yes bespoke. Comments should stand on their own merits.

If they are gone, anyone can make up anything and get away with it.

rickw
rickw
September 16, 2022 5:08 pm

The psychosis in Australia believers is deep.

Sheep have more smarts, anyway, let the gene pool cleaning continue!

calli
calli
September 16, 2022 5:09 pm

The only ones that should go are the doxxing ones. For obvious reasons.

JMH
JMH
September 16, 2022 5:11 pm

And, if you thought that wasn’t enough, those 7 join the 5 already stationed in London…

Your taxes.

Raf Epstein from Melbourne’s 774 is but one!

rosie
rosie
September 16, 2022 5:17 pm
rickw
rickw
September 16, 2022 5:18 pm

Central Bank accumulation of physical gold:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoTi0r6v9kY

bespoke
bespoke
September 16, 2022 5:18 pm

Luckily no rules on guessing someone’s age or height.

Yet.

Roger
Roger
September 16, 2022 5:19 pm

Another number plucked out of thin air:

Climate scientists say Pakistan’s August floods were made 50% worse by climate change.

How do they explain the greater 1961 monsoonal deluge then?

A fraction of the money being spent by Western governments to subsidise green energy programs could mitigate Pakistan’s flood problem significantly.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
September 16, 2022 5:19 pm

Wow sleazy has to go to London on KC30. Why? Unless he’s grandstanding. Already snubbing request of the British to fly commecial air he doesn’t just take the normal B737 he has to take the biggest aircraft in the fleet.

These guys are absolute posers without substance.

rosie
rosie
September 16, 2022 5:19 pm

Can’t find any evidence that moderna is discontinued in Sweden, other than to under a certain age back in 2021

calli
calli
September 16, 2022 5:20 pm

66 and 5’3.5”.

No need to guess! 😀

bespoke
bespoke
September 16, 2022 5:25 pm

Sure!..

Goanna
Goanna
September 16, 2022 5:31 pm

Can’t find any evidence that moderna is discontinued in Sweden, other than to under a certain age back in 2021

See Dr. Roger Hodkinson on Telegram.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 16, 2022 5:36 pm

callisays:

September 16, 2022 at 5:03 pm

Just waiting for the bus to take us up to the lakes and falls. The weather has closed in a little, though the sun is still shining.

Even without flowing water it will still be a beautiful walk.
It was October when we were there and there are enough pathways and boardwalks to avoid crowding.

rickw
rickw
September 16, 2022 5:41 pm

Can’t find any evidence that moderna is discontinued in Sweden, other than to under a certain age back in 2021

https://www.krisinformation.se/en/hazards-and-risks/disasters-and-incidents/2020/official-information-on-the-new-coronavirus/vaccination-against-covid-19/about-the-vaccines

People born in 1991 and later are being vaccinated with Comirnaty
People born in 1991 and later are being vaccinated with Comirnaty from Pfizer-BioNTech. The Public Health Agency of Sweden has decided to temporarily halt the use of Spikevax from Moderna for this age group due to a suspected risk of inflammation of the cardiac muscle or pericardium. The side effect is most common in adolescents and young adults.

Sure you can’t find anything rosie….

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 16, 2022 5:43 pm

rosiesays:
September 16, 2022 at 5:19 pm
Can’t find any evidence that moderna is discontinued in Sweden, other than to under a certain age back in 2021

Yes, they did that.
And now…

https://www.politico.eu/article/sweden-and-denmark-pause-use-of-moderna-vaccine-for-young-people/

So “discontinued” for 30 and over, and “paused” for “young people”.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 16, 2022 5:45 pm

Oops sorry, may have been the same thing. Strange that the Politico story is only one day old though.

Mater
September 16, 2022 5:45 pm

Looking for confirmation of Sweden ending Moderna usage

Hahaha!

Whenever someone posts something negative about the vaccines, watching rosie’s response always reminds me of this joke:

An old man lived alone. His only son was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son.

Dear Son,
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my potato garden this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me, if you weren’t in prison.
Love,
Dad

Shortly, the old man received this telegram:

‘For Heaven’s sake, Dad, don’t dig up the plot. That’s where I buried the GUNS!!’

At 4 a.m. the next morning, a dozen FBI agents and local police officers showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any guns. Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what had happened, and asked him what to do next.

His son’s reply: ‘Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad. It’s the best I could do for you, from here.’

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 16, 2022 5:47 pm

callisays:

September 16, 2022 at 5:08 pm

Yes bespoke. Comments should stand on their own merits.

I tend to agree, unless it defames a known person* or promotes actual physical violence.
However, if you are going to have “no-go” areas, they need to be equitably applied.

* Even this can be problematic. It is impossible for a masked internet identity to claim defamation by another masked internet identity. However, a couple of old Sinc-Cat posters (who are not here, at least under their previous handles) made a deliberate point of laying an obvious trail of breadcrumbs as to their true identity. Nek minnit, they are screaming defamation, online bullying and, of course, damages.
Obvious grifting.
And, Winston and Franx, don’t get all cute and ask me to name names. If you don’t know, let’s keep it that way.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 16, 2022 5:47 pm

Cancer spreading…

oh sorry

That should be Canberra expanding.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/sep/16/nsw-and-act-in-talks-over-biggest-border-shake-up-in-living-memory
More than 100 years since New South Wales magnanimously handed over Jervis Bay, the ACT’s chief minister, Andrew Barr, has confirmed talks are under way for what would be the biggest shake-up in state-territorial borderlines in living memory.

The ACT has begun discussions with the NSW government to acquire 330 hectares of farmland called Parkwood.

The land lies within a planned housing development called Ginninderry, which covers both the ACT and NSW.

On Friday Barr confirmed the acquisition was all but certain, saying the NSW premier, Dominic Perrottet, had “personally contacted me to give it the green light” over the land swap.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 16, 2022 5:48 pm

ABCcess numbers have been underestimated…

The national broadcaster has sent 27 staff to the UK but must cover multiple platforms and continuous news. Plus: Nine’s challenge to News Corp

m0nty
m0nty
September 16, 2022 5:54 pm

Britain’s economy must be getting a big boost from all the royal ghoul tourism.

Perhaps they should ask Charles to set another such event up for next year.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 16, 2022 5:55 pm

callisays:

September 16, 2022 at 5:09 pm

The only ones that should go are the doxxing ones. For obvious reasons.

Yep.
One of the key conditions of signing on to an anonymous blog is that your anonymity is preserved.
Self evident.
Of course, we get the usual suspects from time-to-time demanding to know real identities, and you have to ask, ‘to what end?’.
Dover obviously respects that privacy and went further the other day. If you exchange contact details with one other poster, that is not a licence to publish those details or share them further afield without permission.
I have a strong inkling that this has been the case in the latest incident.

Roger
Roger
September 16, 2022 5:55 pm

Wow sleazy has to go to London on KC30. Why?

One can only imagine the number of hangers-on who are going, starting with his girlfriend.

Johnny Rotten
September 16, 2022 5:56 pm

A young man named Boris bought a donkey from an old farmer for $100 and the farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the following day.

When the farmer drove up the next day, he said “Sorry son, but I have some bad news…the donkey is on my truck, but he’s dead”. Boris replied “Well then, just give me my money back”.

The farmer said “I can’t do that. I went and spent it already”. Boris said “OK then, just unload the donkey anyway”.

The farmer asked “What are you going to do with him?” Boris said “I’m going to raffle him off”. To which the farmer exclaimed “You can’t raffle off a dead donkey!”

But Boris, with a big smile on his face, said “Sure I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody that he’s dead”.

A month later the farmer met up with Boris and asked “What happened with that dead donkey?” Boris said “I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two bucks a piece and made a profit of $698”.

Totally amazed, the farmer asked “Didn’t anyone complain that you had stolen their money because you lied about the donkey being dead?”

And Boris replied “The only guy who found out about the donkey being dead was the raffle winner when he came to claim his prize. So I gave him his $2 back plus $200 extra, which is double the going value of a donkey, so he thought I was a great guy”.

Franx
Franx
September 16, 2022 5:57 pm

Next we’ll be disowning ever having had a pass.
Sometimes the truth sounds very unkind, but there it is, lest silence be taken as consent.

Lysander
Lysander
September 16, 2022 5:57 pm

But you see, this is yet another example of the endless double standards at play in our MSM, I bet their ABC haven’t reported this. Oh no, doesn’t fit the narrative. And yet, if this had been a Liberal or a National, it would be headline news at their ABC, SMH, The Age, The Malcolm Guardian and so on.

If the PM of England lost his job for asking people to live to a certain standard, and then he didn’t live up to that standard “in private,” Dr (for a dr she is) Monique Lyan should be bumped!

Lysander
Lysander
September 16, 2022 5:58 pm

Well Cats – have a great weekend!

I have to go tidy up the backyard for a big Swannies gig tomorrow!!!

Have fun and behave yourselves now. 😛

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 16, 2022 6:00 pm

Amazon will not be happy until they have dug up the corpse of every fond childhood memory and touched it in the bad place in front of you.
And call you a bigot if you object.

LEAVE DECKARD ALONE!!!!

rosie
rosie
September 16, 2022 6:02 pm

I see the usual trolls got excited.
I pointed out that Sweden discontinued moderna use for people under a certain age back in 2021 so thanks for the awesome rebuttal.
As for the claim Sweden is discontinuing all moderna use ‘within 12 hours’ I was simply looking for confirmation from a reliable source, not some fruitcake on telegraph.
No doubt the Swedish government is keeping this a state secret because reasons.
So sorry for not swallowing every bit of specious nonsense that gets posted as extra truthie truth on this site.
I don’t actually care if Sweden is discontinuing Moderna or any other vaccines ‘within 12 hours’ I just prefer facts.

rosie
rosie
September 16, 2022 6:03 pm

Sure, Sure Pompous.

Arky
September 16, 2022 6:05 pm

Where’s Rabz? Isn’t it music time yet?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMvE0yFnR0I

bespoke
bespoke
September 16, 2022 6:06 pm

Tricky. If one relies heavily on claims of authority and personal acquaintance. Curiosity is hard to subdue.

Being a vineyard labour has it’s benefits. No one cares.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 16, 2022 6:10 pm

In further “whoever wins… wea all lose’ news..

LGB Alliance co-founder breaks down in court when asked to define ‘lesbian’

A co-founder of LGB Alliance was reduced to tears during cross-examination on the definition of the word lesbian on Thursday, prompting the court to adjourn, during a legal challenge to the Charity Commission’s decision to award charitable status to the organisation.

The meaning of the word lesbian has been analysed on several occasions during five days of court hearings triggered by a challenge brought by the children’s trans rights charity Mermaids.

Kate Harris, a co-founder of LGB Alliance, was invited by Michael Gibbon KC, counsel for Mermaids, to reflect on whether some people would have a different understanding of lesbian from the definition given by her organisation.
“That a lesbian can be a man with a penis?” she asked.

Gibbon responded: “Putting it in a more neutral way, that lesbians can include someone who is a woman as a result of gender reassignment.”

Harris, who is a lesbian, was distressed by the exchange, and the judge called for a short adjournment. Gibbon later apologised if he had “raised something inadvertently upsetting”. Harris said: “I’m going to speak for millions of lesbians around the world who are lesbians because we love other women … We will not be erased and we will not have any man with a penis tell us he’s a lesbian because he feels he is.”

She added: “A lesbian is attracted to another biological woman, full stop.


Enter the iron ricebowl..
Who would imagine the pomgolian national lottery has been funding an organization assisting the surgical and chemical castration/mutilation of kids bodies?

Mermaids’ counsel questioned Harris and LGB Alliance’s chair of trustees, Eileen Gallagher, on the “combative” and “confrontational” language used by the charity in tweets and campaigning literature, including accusing Mermaids of child abuse and of spreading lies. He said Mermaids took the safeguarding of children very seriously and questioned whether it was LGB Alliance’s place to criticise the national lottery and Starbucks for choosing to fund Mermaids.

2022: I wanted flying cars.
2022: I got a court case saying lesbians should like cocks or they are being discriminatory.

Delta A
Delta A
September 16, 2022 6:11 pm

Have fun and behave yourselves now.

Talk about mixed messages!

MatrixTransform
September 16, 2022 6:12 pm

took a while but eventually I worked out what Bird was
very funny for about 5 minutes
but then the shotty needs to come out.

I am yet to work out what a Grigs is

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 16, 2022 6:15 pm

Franxsays:

September 16, 2022 at 5:57 pm

Next we’ll be … etcetera … etcetera

Sure.

Goanna
Goanna
September 16, 2022 6:15 pm

Rosie on the good doctor Hodkinson – a fruitcake.
Your comment is intemperate.

As for the claim Sweden is discontinuing all moderna use ‘within 12 hours’ I was simply looking for confirmation from a reliable source, not some fruitcake on telegraph.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 16, 2022 6:19 pm

Goannasays:

September 16, 2022 at 6:15 pm

Rosie on the good doctor Hodkinson – a fruitcake.
Your comment is intemperate.

I think many here will agree that the Fruitcake/Medical Perfessional Venn diagram has acres and hectares of intersecting area.
🙂

m0nty
m0nty
September 16, 2022 6:20 pm

Blade Runner 2099… I will watch it. 2049 was watchable.

Indolent
Indolent
September 16, 2022 6:23 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 16, 2022 6:27 pm

Sure you aren’t a replicant Monty?
It’s getting increasingly hard to tell.

rickw
rickw
September 16, 2022 6:30 pm

Australian Armour Museum’s Tiger I replica of Fury fame is for sale, hot off the press, $250k:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db-i1Y60iKs

rickw
rickw
September 16, 2022 6:31 pm

Sure you aren’t a replicant Monty?

That’s one heck of a coding glitch.

cohenite
September 16, 2022 6:32 pm

miltonfsays:
September 16, 2022 at 5:33 am
I don’t particularly like the Windsors, the late Queen excepted, but that cartoon is a very good advertisement for keeping them. I wonder if Chilla will be able to keep his mouth shut.

Charles will not cool on climate action, say friends

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 16, 2022 6:32 pm

Justice Lucy McCallum also ordered defence and a barrister appointed by the DPP to discuss what material from a 56,000 page Cellebrite report into data from Ms Higgins’ phone could be considered disclosable.

Which reminds me what are we going to do about the tapes now Groogs has gone AWOL?

m0nty
m0nty
September 16, 2022 6:33 pm

Let me tell you about my mother.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 16, 2022 6:35 pm

LGB Alliance co-founder breaks down in court when asked to define ‘lesbian’

Anyone who rushes excitedly to the scene of this accident:

Wrecked semi shoots load of dildos and lube all over I-40 (15 Sep)

MatrixTransform
September 16, 2022 6:39 pm

been renovating here for the last 3 months.

I oscillate between calling it a fake-lift and the Mid-Century Modern masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wrong

this joint always had good bones but every room was a different colour with old paisley wall paper in the linen closet and, as it turns out, behind the cupboard that was on the laundry wall.
the floor was a mozaic of salmon tiles and floating bamboo
the light fixtures were brass and glass and the sunken lounge had two that looked like the Trevi Fountain
the kitchen was however was solid American Oak.

we stripped the joint and painted it end-to-end with one pallette from the Dulux catalog called Snowy Mountains
pained the kitchen cupboards and put stone on top
upstairs was re-carpeted, new window treatments and a half-arsed lift for the bathrooms
downstairs we ripped up all the times and bamboo and laid solid 19mm Blackbutt
the laundry is a very tasteful fake terrazo with real cabinets and overhead cupboard instead of a rusted out trough and a laundry basket.

on Monday they do the floor polishing

the joint is glorious.

interior designers are cheaper then divorce lawyers

though I did quip to the lady down the coffee shop that I was thinking of getting the chippies to knock up a coffin for the project manager

…crazy old mole

Roger
Roger
September 16, 2022 6:39 pm

Where’s Rabz? Isn’t it music time yet?

Apparently, at a function, Charles once asked the royal piper if he could play Thunderstruck.

He could, of course…and did.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 16, 2022 6:41 pm

Id be guessing Rosie is right.

The official health page states they still recommend for over 12s
They also state its no longer seen as a risk to general population health. (unless high risk group)

https://www.krisinformation.se/en/hazards-and-risks/disasters-and-incidents/2020/official-information-on-the-new-coronavirus/current-rules-and-recommendations

MatrixTransform
September 16, 2022 6:42 pm

It’s getting increasingly hard to tell.

LoL
mUnty would be the last one to know.

Roger
Roger
September 16, 2022 6:45 pm

Thank you for your feedback. We will look into it.

Eh?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 16, 2022 6:48 pm

Ex-digger RAGES over Australian officials trashing embattled war hero Ben Roberts-Smith and not giving him an invite to travel to the Queen’s funeral on Anthony Albanese’s jet: ‘It’s disgusting – trial by media’

Anthony Albanese, dignitaries and ‘everyday’ Australians on their way to London
Plane took off on Thursday night ahead of the Queen’s funeral next Monday
Embattled war hero Ben Roberts-Smith was not offered seat on the PM’s plane
He was personally invited to attend the funeral as a Victoria Cross recipient
MP Phillip Thompson slammed consulate staff who questioned the invitation

I hope Ben Roberts Smith is awarded gazillions of dollars in damages, and certain prominent media personalities spend the rest of their lives cleaning lavatories.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 16, 2022 6:50 pm

Isn’t it music time yet?

Always time for AC/DC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZjJ-CHmirU

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 16, 2022 6:55 pm

That was for Lt. Charles Windsor ex commander of HMS Bronington.

Cassie of Sydney
September 16, 2022 6:58 pm

I hope Ben Roberts Smith is awarded gazillions of dollars in damages, and certain prominent media personalities spend the rest of their lives cleaning lavatories”

I hope so too….but as for those “prominent media personalities”, they’ll just move onto their next victim, a person to smear, trash and defame.

Cassie of Sydney
September 16, 2022 6:58 pm

I hope Ben Roberts Smith is awarded gazillions of dollars in damages, and certain prominent media personalities spend the rest of their lives cleaning lavatories”

I hope so too….but as for those “prominent media personalities”, they’ll just move onto their next victim, a person to smear, trash and defame.

Roger
Roger
September 16, 2022 6:59 pm

Embattled war hero Ben Roberts-Smith was not offered seat on the PM’s plane
He was personally invited to attend the funeral as a Victoria Cross recipient

So assorted hangers-on, including the woman Albanese lives with who supports a republic, get a free ride while Roberts-Smith will have to pay his own way.

shatterzzz
September 16, 2022 7:05 pm

Wow sleazy has to go to London on KC30. Why? Unless he’s grandstanding. Already snubbing request of the British to fly commecial air he doesn’t just take the normal B737 he has to take the biggest aircraft in the fleet.

I suppose when your giving half the South Pacific “leaders” a Oz tax payer “freebie” you need to impress .. plus the maaate-ship aspect will be noted in Beijing when the next round of “brown paper bags” are being allocated ….!

Frank
Frank
September 16, 2022 7:07 pm

Dykes and Mermaids. I’m starting to appreciate the spectacle of identity politics and associated grievance pimping as the practitioners progress through their ideological senescence. These people are not even trying to justify shit anymore, it is just gimme gimme on repeat.

Roger
Roger
September 16, 2022 7:15 pm

I suppose when your giving half the South Pacific “leaders” a Oz tax payer “freebie” you need to impress ..

Ah…thank you for that info, shatterzzz.

Let’s see how they repay the favour in future.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 16, 2022 7:15 pm

WA cops quit: More than 140 cops leave WA Police in three and a half months, new figures show
Josh Zimmerman
The West Australian
Fri, 16 September 2022 9:48AM
Comments
Josh Zimmerman

More than 140 cops quit the force in three and a half months and the total number of sworn officers has increased by just 50 since June last year — as an ongoing WA Police exodus scuppers expansion efforts.

The McGowan Government has pledged to add 950 frontline police above attrition in the four years to mid-2024 — a task shadow police minister Peter Collier insisted now appeared all but impossible.

The starting point was 6637 sworn officers in mid-2020, meaning to reach the target and deliver on the government’s 2021 election promise, the force must swell its ranks to at least 7587 by June 2024.

Some 290 police joined the force in the 12 months to June 2021 — taking the total headcount to 6927 — but little progress has been made since then.
In tonight’s show, Ben Harvey explains why the next WA cop you meet might not know how to use their taser.

Answers to questions in Parliament from Mr Collier, provided by Police Minister Paul Papalia, reveal there were 6977 police offers on the books as of August 17.

That is an increase of just 50 over the past 14 months.

The same answers revealed 142 cops had handed in their badges between May and mid-August — an average of more than 40 per month.

Over that same period 157 recruits graduated from the police academy, meaning net growth of just 15 officers.

“Based upon the past 18 months there is absolutely no way on this Earth the government is going to achieve its promise of 950 additional officers above attrition,” Mr Collier said.

“They can graduate that many from the Police Academy but that becomes sheer folly if you’ve got another 1000 resigning at the same time.”

As revealed by The West, an undisclosed number of recruits who had not completed “critical training components” have been permitted to graduate from the academy and assigned to “administrative duties” while waiting to complete their training.

Johnny Rotten
September 16, 2022 7:16 pm

A guy was boarding a plane when he heard that the Pope was on the same flight.

“This is exciting!” thought the gentleman “I’ve always been a big fan of the Pope. Perhaps I’ll be able to see him in person”.

Suddenly, the man realised his seat was right next to the Pope himself! Still, the gentleman was too shy to speak to His Holiness.

Shortly after take-off, the Pope took a crossword puzzle out of his carry-on bag and began penciling in the answers.

“This is fantastic!” the gentleman mused “I’m really good at crosswords!”

It crossed his mind that if the Pope got stuck, he’d ask him for assistance.

Almost as if providence struck, the Pope turned to the man and said “Excuse me, but do you know a four-letter word referring to a woman that ends in ‘unt’?”

The three Cardinals behind, in front of and beside him shrunk down in their seats, as far as possible, all looking for something on the floor.

The gentleman was in morbid shock.

He couldn’t breathe.

He went within himself, thought deeper, longer for a plausible answer and after almost a minute, the dark clouds of evil parted in his mind and the sun shone in.

Turning to the Pope, the gentleman said with reverence and politeness “I believe, Your Holiness, that you’re looking for the word, ‘aunt.’”

“Of course!” the Pope mused, not taking his gaze off the crossword “You wouldn’t happen to have an eraser, would you?”

Oh come on
Oh come on
September 16, 2022 7:16 pm

the Magnitsky Act is the number one priority for Putin and his billionaire mates. He would stop the war in Ukraine tomorrow if it meant the West agreed to drop the Magnitsky Act.

One of the more amusing of m0nty’s big brain takes.

You know when someone says something that instantly reveals they don’t have the first fucking idea about what they speak of?

cohenite
September 16, 2022 7:18 pm

Great monologue by Tucker about the rank hypocrisy of the elites particularly the obumas about illegal immigration. Now that De Santis has delivered some illegals to Martha’s Vineyard the bullshit is really flowing. Previously obuma’s hubbie had castigated whitees for white flight when the likes of the obumas moved into their neighbourhood which is why it was so noble of the obumas to move to a white stronghold like Marthas and why illegals coming to racist republican states like Texas and Arizona is part of that enriching goodness. But illegals coming to Marthas is like the holocaust because that is using illegals for political reasons.

As Gutfeld has said the shits of the left will always support their destructive policies as long as they only affect other people but when the illegals move in and when they start to get bashed, raped and murdered than and only then do the left stop their policies.

Oh come on
Oh come on
September 16, 2022 7:21 pm

The same answers revealed 142 cops had handed in their badges between May and mid-August — an average of more than 40 per month.

Over that same period 157 recruits graduated from the police academy, meaning net growth of just 15 officers.

This is what concerns me about law enforcement in this age of soft totalitarianism – how many of these coppers are quitting because they can no longer stand enforcing the regime’s diktats, and how many of the new recruits are signing up because they enjoy enforcing them?

Roger
Roger
September 16, 2022 7:22 pm

Keep ’em coming, Johnny.

Cassie of Sydney
September 16, 2022 7:26 pm

“LGB Alliance co-founder breaks down in court when asked to define ‘lesbian’

A co-founder of LGB Alliance was reduced to tears during cross-examination on the definition of the word lesbian on Thursday, prompting the court to adjourn, during a legal challenge to the Charity Commission’s decision to award charitable status to the organisation.

The meaning of the word lesbian has been analysed on several occasions during five days of court hearings triggered by a challenge brought by the children’s trans rights charity Mermaids.

Kate Harris and Bev Jackson, the founders of LGB Alliance, are two very brave women. Two years ago, these two women set up the LGB Alliance so as to distance themselves from the “T” and the “Q”. Both are lesbian women in their 70s, both are women who marched back in the late 1960s and 1970s for gay rights, both are women who’ve been strongly involved in gay rights and in the UK gay right’s organisation Stonewall but recently, over the last five years, both women felt increasingly isolated and marginalised from Stonewall because it has pursued “transgender’ ideology, or as I prefer to call it, “pervert’s ideology” (and that is more accurate). For their sin of setting up an exclusively homosexual organisation, they’ve been targeted by various queers, various perverts and creepy organisations like Mermaids and Stonewall. The thing is, none of this is funny, it’s sinister and creepy. You now have biological males, or perverts as I prefer to call them, who are cross dressers and who insist on calling themselves lesbians. Well, they’re not lesbians, they are creepy autogynephiles, men who get sexually aroused by donning female clothing (particularly things like knickers and bras) and they probably get even more sexually aroused by calling themselves “lesbians”. I regard many if not all of these men as dangerous, very dangerous.

The UK organisations Stonewall and Mermaids are intent on silencing, squashing and destroying any dissenting views or any organisation that challenges it’s “transgender” orthodoxy, hence the court action to deny LGB Alliance “charitable” status. Also, Mermaids is a highly sinister organisation which is intent on grooming minors into transgender ideology (including surgical and pharmaceutical mutilation). Mermaids was one of the chief transgender groups advising the now discredited Tavistock Clinic. One of the heads of “Mermaids”, a woman named Susie Green has a “transgender child” (Green is probably a sufferer of Munchausen by proxy), anyway a few years ago she travelled to Thailand with her young son (who was sixteen at the time) and he was castrated…something she later boasted about on social media.

Enough said.

John H.
John H.
September 16, 2022 7:33 pm

“LGB Alliance co-founder breaks down in court when asked to define ‘lesbian’

The question awakened her subluminal penis envy.

Frank
Frank
September 16, 2022 7:37 pm

Nothing subliminal about it, everyone wants a dick. An endlessly amusing source of entertainment.

cohenite
September 16, 2022 7:37 pm

the Magnitsky Act is the number one priority for Putin and his billionaire mates. He would stop the war in Ukraine tomorrow if it meant the West agreed to drop the Magnitsky Act.

Did dickless say that. The Global Magnitsky Act will be used to prosecute Trump on the basis of false evidence. The removal of the Sunset clause guarantees that. Once again a provision designed to capture corrupt creeps like biden will be turned on Trump.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 16, 2022 7:40 pm

As has been previously noted, don’t upset the trannies.

bespoke
bespoke
September 16, 2022 7:41 pm

Can’t have much sympathy for the ones who set up the grievance industry in the first place just because they aren’t high on the totem poll enymore.

John H.
John H.
September 16, 2022 7:41 pm
Frank
Frank
September 16, 2022 7:45 pm

“As has been previously noted, don’t upset the trannies.”

We are going to be blessed with a wasteland of washed up and wrecked old trannies in 25 years time. They don’t age well and one suspects are not prone to doing it with much dignity.

areff
areff
September 16, 2022 7:47 pm

Uncle Colin of the Narranostrul Tribe collects another per diem. Jeez, these welcomes to country get on my wick

MatrixTransform
September 16, 2022 7:52 pm

blessed with a wasteland of washed up and wrecked old trannies

my poor fallen daughter is already 29 yo

the post-modern

can’t see very far back
and can’t see very far forward

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 16, 2022 7:54 pm

That is not going to help your application to be the next AFL Commissioner areff.

Cassie of Sydney
September 16, 2022 7:54 pm

“As Gutfeld has said the shits of the left will always support their destructive policies as long as they only affect other people but when the illegals move in and when they start to get bashed, raped and murdered than and only then do the left stop their policies.”

Several of the Teal scum have advocated for the closing of offshore detention and have said our boat policies are “cruel” and people should be resettled in Oz. Fine, then bring them to Oz and resettle them in Wentworth, Warringah, North Sydney, Mackellar, Goldstein, Curtin and Kooyong.

I can hear the wails, the cries and the screeching already.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 16, 2022 7:57 pm

If we must house refugees in Curtin there is always Nedlands.

rickw
rickw
September 16, 2022 7:57 pm

WA cops quit: More than 140 cops leave WA Police in three and a half months, new figures show

Interesting how Australian police farces are now self selecting wannabe totalitarians.

It’s not a fault, it’s a feature.

rickw
rickw
September 16, 2022 8:00 pm

Embattled war hero Ben Roberts-Smith was not offered seat on the PM’s plane
He was personally invited to attend the funeral as a Victoria Cross recipient

Must be really happy about having put his life on the line for this sort of establishment.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 16, 2022 8:01 pm

Panzer at 3.46:

WTF?
How do you get 56,000 pages out of someone’s phone activity over a 6-12 month period

Firstly, it’s a Brittany so the traffic’s going to be yuugely yuge.

And it won’t be just phone calls. Texts. Insta. Snap. Bumble and/or a dozen other dating sites. App tracking and use. Internet searches and pages and sites.

Still, 56,000 pages does seem a bit steep.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 16, 2022 8:05 pm

Single photo exposes the major issue with electric cars amid fears they could become a ‘lawyer’s picnic’

. Footage from Sydney street shows bizarre charging set-up for an electric car
. Raised issue about dangers which could cause dilemma for neighbourhoods
. Some streets don’t have garages while councils want to get rid of driveways
. Ben Fordham says authorities need to work out how electric cars will be charged

Astonishing footage has put a spotlight on the potential dangers of electric vehicles amid fears they could become ‘a lawyer’s picnic’.

An electric car parked on a street in Manly, on Sydney’s northern beaches, was spotted being charged by a lengthy trail of power cord.

The cable loops over the front fence, which snakes from the road up a driveway and into a nearby home.

The owner even kindly installed a hazard cover over the section of the cord running across the public footpath so locals don’t trip over the cord while walking past.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 16, 2022 8:07 pm

As much as I loathe the Brisbane Bears/Lions, and also noting their success against Collingwood in a couple of Grand Finals 20 years ago, they simply must – must – flog those purty Geelong boys.

The runner’s already taken out hair product to Dangerfield twice.

Guaranteed every single lunatic between Warrnambool and Laverton and as far up as Colac has that stupid face paint on that includes whiskers. You know, so as to look like a cat.

The Lions battle tonight for the soul of a nation.

flyingduk
flyingduk
September 16, 2022 8:08 pm

rickwsays: September 16, 2022 at 3:29 pm

Looks useful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxRv_Hcqar0

I had a .410 revolving shot gun and they do have a bit of a design flaw: there is ALWAYS leakage of hot gases and burning powder from the small gap where the cylinder meets the barrel. Unfortunately (unlike with a handgun) – with a long gun, your face goes rather close to said gap and hot gases.

Roger
Roger
September 16, 2022 8:10 pm

Jeez, these welcomes to country get on my wick.

If we’re welcome to country, why the talk of reparations?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 16, 2022 8:13 pm

Almost as if providence struck, the Pope turned to the man and said “Excuse me, but do you know a four-letter word referring to a woman that ends in ‘unt’?

The version I heard went “Excuse me, but do you know a four-letter word, meaning “essentially feminine” that ends in ‘unt’?”

flyingduk
flyingduk
September 16, 2022 8:16 pm

Jeez, these welcomes to country get on my wick. If we’re welcome to country, why the talk of reparations?

If its our country too, why do we need welcoming, if its not, why should we pay reparations?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
September 16, 2022 8:18 pm

interior designers are cheaper then divorce lawyers

An Iron Truth.

MatrixTransform
September 16, 2022 8:20 pm

The runner’s already taken out hair product to Dangerfield twice

the missus is still laughing at that quip

cos of the reno I’m stuck in the sun-room with her
the only room in the place that’s live-able right now
and Im stuck here with her and elimination finals voice-over on her mobile phone

worst time to be alive is when Collingwood has a stake in the finals

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 16, 2022 8:21 pm

If its our country too, why do we need welcoming, if its not, why should we pay reparations?

Australia was first claimed for the British Crown, and settled as a penal colony for British convicts – if there is any issue of reparations, shouldn’t they foot the bill?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 16, 2022 8:22 pm

Oh, and if reparations are to be paid, shouldn’t only “full blood” Aborigines should be eligible?

Roger
Roger
September 16, 2022 8:22 pm

If its our country too, why do we need welcoming, if its not, why should we pay reparations?

As a wise man once said…can’t we all just get along?

John H.
John H.
September 16, 2022 8:25 pm

Glutathione Restoration Improves Hallmarks Of Aging in Older Adults

Just today received my NAC from iHerb and this pops up in youtube feed. I’ve seen like material before and NAC is noted for boosting G.

Frank
Frank
September 16, 2022 8:27 pm

“interior designers are cheaper then divorce lawyers”

Unless the sprucing up of the place is preparatory to taking ownership of it via the courts. Tricky one that.

RuthM
RuthM
September 16, 2022 8:28 pm

Uncle Colin’s regular per diem seem to have enabled him to update his props. Three weeks ago whatever he’s wearing around his shoulders made me think of the “tippet” which the Grandmother in Harp in the South used to wear when she wanted to impress; tonight’s version seems to be a quite luxurious number.

Oh, and go Lions!

John H.
John H.
September 16, 2022 8:36 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
September 16, 2022 at 8:22 pm
Oh, and if reparations are to be paid, shouldn’t only “full blood” Aborigines should be eligible?

They’ve received reparations. Tabulate the costs of all the benefits, the luxuries and benefits of whitey civilization, that we have increased their lifespan, access to entertainment, free medical care, modern infrastructure and transport.

The owe us yet nary a word of gratitude. Fuck ’em the ungrateful bastards.

Dot
Dot
September 16, 2022 8:46 pm

John H

Finally got on iHerb.

What do you think about octacosanol/wheat germ oil?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
September 16, 2022 9:04 pm

Oh, and go Lions!

Too late, they’re already gone.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
September 16, 2022 9:20 pm

Raiders gone.

Brisbane Lions gone.

Dot
Dot
September 16, 2022 9:33 pm

Looks like Ukraine won.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
September 16, 2022 9:34 pm

The following appeared on @Slavyangrad Telegram channel:

6. Demilitarization of the entire European part of the Russian Federation with the withdrawal of all parts and connections beyond the Urals.

7. Legislative reduction of the Russian army to 600,000 people.

8. Admission of military observers to all military facilities of the Russian Federation, including closed research institutes and design offices.

9. Early elections of the State Duma with the full participation of international observers.

So, safe to say, 100% misinformation.

MatrixTransform
September 16, 2022 9:36 pm

Free supplies of natural gas to Ukraine for five years

LoL

you’re cranky, I get it … we broke all yr shit

but let’s wait 6 months and see how youse feel then

TTFN

Rabz
September 16, 2022 9:39 pm

Finally put together the Radio Show Archives* – here they are:

New Year’s Eve Dec 31 2021
February 2022 – Ozzie Classics
March 2022 – New Wave 1978-1985
April 2022 – Disco
May 2022 – The Sixties
June 2022 – Seventies Rock and Roll 1969-1978
July 2022 – Motown and Soul
August 2022 – Dub, Ska and Reggae
September 2022 – Live Performances

Rocktober 2022? Let’s have some suggestions, Cats.

*googles has been busy burying them – not happy! 🙁

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 16, 2022 9:39 pm

Brisbane Lions gone

Quenthlanders. They never, ever fail to disappoint.

The only upside to this is it will be an all-Victorian Grand Final, just as God intended.

JC
JC
September 16, 2022 9:42 pm
John H.
John H.
September 16, 2022 9:45 pm

Dotsays:
September 16, 2022 at 8:46 pm
John H

Finally got on iHerb.

What do you think about octacosanol/wheat germ oil?

Know little about octacosanol. Studies suggests it improves athletic performance, might also help with cholesterol management, if it activates the development of brown fat as it does in rodents that will be a good thing. Unfortunately DOT there are very few clinical trials. That’s not uncommon, there is a bias against supplementation. That is strong in the USA, not so much in Europe, and while some doctors say supplements are useless surveys find medical people take supplements at surprisingly high rates.

I not a great fan of antioxidants. High antioxidant intake can even impede the hormetic effect of exercise. Everyone knows about oxidative stress, few know about reductive stress. Too much hype and the studies haven’t supported the use of exogenous antioxidants but there is support for agents which promotes the body’s own antioxidants.

My view is that for those over 60 there can be value in judicious supplementation. By way of example, my sister and her husband, mid-70’s, excellent blood work, no medicines, no pathology, very active, and the husband is fitter and stronger than men 20 years younger. They have been taking supplements and carefully managing their health for over 30 years. It can pay off but we have to start at the latest in middle age and maintain the discipline. Too late for me, too long smoking tobacco. No regrets, don’t care, in fact I still enjoy smoking on an occasional basis, typically with the other type of smoking and a few wild turkeys.

Reductive Stress in Inflammation-Associated Diseases and the Pro-Oxidant Effect of Antioxidant Agents

I’m not a fan of the above journal DOT but if you go to pubmed and punch in “reductive stress” you’ll find studies pointing to it.

Here’s something weird I read in a review about antioxidants. Virtually all antioxidants, upon electron donation, become oxidants. Some can be regenerated in the cells through other electron donors. I don’t know the physiological significance of that but given the poor results from many studies on antioxidant administration I’m inclined to think the author might be onto something. The exception though is that for people past 60 there might be benefits because when glutathione and general antioxidant protections decline. That is even more true in conditions that generate oxidation events.

Wheat germ oil is a rich source of Vit E variants and related tocotrienols.

Walnuts are also a good source of E and T. BTW if you ever use an E supplement check the label carefully because often they high Alpha T content. Not good, too weak, go for the gamma variant. Stick to the wheat germ oil or walnuts.

shatterzzz
September 16, 2022 9:46 pm

Martha’s Vineyard locals prefer their own company .. LOL!

https://ibb.co/JvgZVbx

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 16, 2022 9:46 pm

Round 7, Metricon Stadium, 1992:

Geelong 37.17 (239) against Brisbane 11.9 (75)

It’s going to be close to this at the rate it’s going.

Rabz
September 16, 2022 9:48 pm
Zipster
Zipster
September 16, 2022 9:49 pm
Rabz
September 16, 2022 9:53 pm

Zips – linkee no workee

cohenite
September 16, 2022 9:55 pm

John H.says:
September 16, 2022 at 9:45 pm
Dotsays:
September 16, 2022 at 8:46 pm
John H

Finally got on iHerb.

What do you think about octacosanol/wheat germ oil?

Know little about octacosanol.

Tongkat ali is making the rounds. I rate it with SARMs.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 16, 2022 9:59 pm

Anyway, “Sliante” to all you hairy mob. Mme Zulu’s specialist is laying out a programme for her recovery, and payday for self funded retirees is over the next three weeks.

MatrixTransform
September 16, 2022 10:03 pm

Let’s have some suggestions, Cats.

Alt Country

… Cow Punk

Bloody May Morning

rickw
rickw
September 16, 2022 10:04 pm

An electric car parked on a street in Manly, on Sydney’s northern beaches, was spotted being charged by a lengthy trail of power cord.

Given the risk of exploding while charging, if I owned one, I would want to charge it a fair distance from my house as well.

MatrixTransform
September 16, 2022 10:09 pm

how am I supposed to cope in the age of the gentrified savage?

John H.
John H.
September 16, 2022 10:13 pm

cohenitesays:
September 16, 2022 at 9:55 pm
John H.says:
September 16, 2022 at 9:45 pm
Dotsays:
September 16, 2022 at 8:46 pm
John H

Finally got on iHerb.

What do you think about octacosanol/wheat germ oil?

Know little about octacosanol.

Tongkat ali is making the rounds. I rate it with SARMs.cohenitesays:
September 16, 2022 at 9:55 pm
John H.says:
September 16, 2022 at 9:45 pm
Dotsays:
September 16, 2022 at 8:46 pm
John H

Finally got on iHerb.

What do you think about octacosanol/wheat germ oil?

Know little about octacosanol.

Tongkat ali is making the rounds. I rate it with SARMs.v

Panax Ginseng gives T a noticeable boost, even in this old fart.

There is another T booster doing the rounds, I mentioned it some months ago. Many youtube muscle nuts found turkesterone to have a very noticeable effect. Be quick, methinks it will eventually be banned.

Zipster
Zipster
September 16, 2022 10:17 pm
Rabz
September 16, 2022 10:18 pm

The BBC has boasted that it triggered the removal of a Facebook vaccine injury support group with over 250,000 members. Are the injured no longer even allowed to talk to one another?

Sod that.

All my life I’ve been one of the privileged. Blessed with pale skin, blue eyes, blonde hair, a middle leg and all the sundry associated benefits.

Until I wasn’t.

To paraphrase Jamie Lannister: “I’d never given a shit about the downtrodden, until I suddenly found myself decreed to be one of them.”

Those braying the decreeing are existing on borrowed time.

To paraphrase KD, “Trust me on this”. 🙂

Zipster
Zipster
September 16, 2022 10:21 pm

Little Mermaid is all wokened up

the comments are a crack up

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 16, 2022 10:24 pm

An electric car parked on a street in Manly, on Sydney’s northern beaches, was spotted being charged by a lengthy trail of power cord.

Don’t have a link, but apparently there’s been one monumental punchup, in Manly, when someone found his neighbor had plugged an extension cord into an external power point, on his property , to charge said neighbors electric car….

rickw
rickw
September 16, 2022 10:25 pm
Top Ender
Top Ender
September 16, 2022 10:25 pm

Going over tor Martha’s in an hour or so – will be on the lookout.

BTW, in Boston we went to a nearby store on the way home. It was a predominantly black area, and very down and out. In the supermarket was a woman on the checkout who was “just off the bus” said one of the nearby ladies, who was supervising her. She couldn’t give change properly even though the till said how much to give.

I was going to do a quick interview for the Cat but Mrs TE dragged me away.

Rabz
September 16, 2022 10:35 pm

TE – death wish, you have?

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 16, 2022 10:59 pm

13 years for pre-meditated murder….

After 13 years in jail for the murder of her partner Bob Chappell, Susan Neill-Fraser will be free within a matter of days.

The Parole Board of Tasmania is understood to have on Friday granted the 68-year-old grandmother parole, with sources suggesting she could be freed within days from Hobart’s Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison.

Her large group of supporters were jubilant. “It’s very good news – we’re obviously very pleased with the decision,” said Rosie Crumpton-Crook, of the Neill-Fraser Support Group.

“We don’t know the detail – just that she’s been granted it, which we’re very, very happy about. We are very relieved.

“It is great for her family to all have Christmas together. Our main priority will be to give Sue and her family some privacy while they get to know each other again.”

In August, the High Court refused an application by Neill-Fraser for leave to appeal the Tasmanian Court of Criminal Appeal’s rejection of her second appeal.

She is serving a 23 year sentence for the murder of Mr Chappell, a radiation physicist, on board their yacht, the Four Winds, on the night of January 26, 2009.

The case has been highly controversial, with Neill-Fraser maintaining her innocence. There were no witnesses to Mr Chappell’s murder, and no murder weapon or body were found.

Hobart Mercury

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 16, 2022 11:02 pm

Cold case acquittal: Jury unaware accused murderer stabbed another woman to death
Erin Pearson
By Erin Pearson
Updated September 16, 2022 — 5.27pmfirst published at 12.31pm

A former hospital orderly who was found not guilty on Friday of murdering a nurse 36 years ago was previously jailed for killing another woman in similar circumstances.

Colin Earl Graham, 67, was acquitted in the Supreme Court on Friday of both murder and manslaughter over the stabbing death of Ina-Doris Warrick in her Ringwood home in 1986.

The jury returned its verdict after less than a day of deliberation, unaware Graham served 13 years in jail for the stabbing murder of Hilary-Anne Stevens in her Wheelers Hill home in 1999.

Warrick was 25 when neighbours found her on her bed with fatal stab wounds.

She worked with Graham at Box Hill Hospital and had shared dinner with him at a pizza restaurant in Ringwood before he dropped her home on the night of her death: March 21, 1986.

The prosecution alleged Graham followed her inside where he stabbed her to death on her bed. But Graham maintained he dropped the nurse home alive about 8.45pm and drove straight home to his wife.

Warrick’s neighbours found her body days later and called police. She was dressed in the same clothes she’d been wearing on the night of the pizza dinner.

Following Friday’s not guilty verdict, it can be revealed that Graham served 13 years in prison for the murder of 21-year-old Stevens in October 1999.

Stevens was stabbed in the back four times at her Wheelers Hill home in Melbourne’s south-east after going out for dinner with Graham.

He was released from prison 10 years ago.

During a public appeal for information in 2017, homicide squad detectives publicly revealed both women had died in similar circumstances.

Following calls from members of the public, police arrested and charged Graham with Warrick’s murder in November 2018, some three decades after her death.

He faced trial earlier this year, but a jury was unable to reach a verdict and a retrial was held this month.

The second trial heard that at the time of her death, Warrick was working casual shifts at several hospitals and living alone at a property on Oban Road in Ringwood, following the death of her husband from cancer in October 1985.

She was also in a romantic relationship with her married colleague and anaesthetist Gregory Stewart.

On the day of her death Warrick met with the anaesthetist at Box Hill shopping centre about 5pm where they shared a coconut bun, shopped and spoke about medical accounts before leaving separately.

At 6.45pm, Warrick returned home when her colleague Graham arrived unannounced. The pair left to have dinner together at a pizza restaurant before the hospital orderly dropped her home ahead of her nightshift.

She was due to work her first shift at Warringal Private Hospital in Heidelberg later that evening, but never arrived.

Neighbours found her a number of days later, lying on her back on her bed. She had been stabbed twice in the back with one wound puncturing her lung.

“She was still wearing the same clothes she’d worn earlier that day when she was found,” Crown prosecutor Robyn Harper said.

“She had not commenced changing into her nurse’s uniform. She’d not even removed her high heels.”

The day after their shopping trip Stewart visited the nurse’s house. Finding no answer at the door, he left a note under the door saying “knock ’em dead at Box Hill tonight” where she was due to work.

He returned the following day and went inside, where he found the 25-year-old dead on her bed. The court heard he did not report what he saw, instead fleeing in his car before turning back around to retrieve the handwritten note, throwing it out the window as he drove home.

Stewart eventually told police he’d found the body, but not until March 28, two days after he first spoke to them about her.

During the trial, the jury was told three people had told police Graham who had admitted to killing the nurse.

Following eight days of evidence, he was found not guilty.

Rabz
September 16, 2022 11:21 pm

Jury unaware accused murderer stabbed another woman to death*

The jury** returned its verdict after less than a day of deliberation, unaware Graham served 13 years in jail for the stabbing murder of Hilary-Anne Stevens in her Wheelers Hill home in 1999

Ina-Doris Warrick

Hilary-Anne Stevens

Gillian Meagher

Remember their names, peoples, because no obnoxious screechy inner city collectivist hypocrite will.

Mere Eggs on collectivists’ great big new monstrous totalitarian society Omelette. When there are no rules, let alone any attempt to enforce them, (unless they’re invented and enforced by the latest “big man”), this is what happens.

*They would have been hectored incessantly by the JuRdge not to go attempting to unearth any details of the accused dirtbag’s past.

** Braindead uninquisitive imbeciles.

calli
calli
September 16, 2022 11:39 pm

A quick travelogue before the thread ticks over to the weekend.

The lakes are unique and lovely. They are split into two sections, formed at different times in the earth’s history. The upper ones are dolomite, the lower limestone. What intrigued me was the tufa separating the lakes like dams – it is growing. It is also deposited on anything submerged – a boat sits at the bottom of crystal clear water, slowly being encased in rock.

The weather held off for the entirety of the walk of around 10kms, so we got to see the milky green of the lower lakes and contrast with the jade of the upper ones. The big waterfall was running, but not at full bore due to the drought. What intrigued me was the change in vegetation over the demarcation line with birch switching to beech and conifers. Lots of long streamers of tassel ferns and club mosses on the falls, full of tiny crystal droplets. There was a perfect photo around every corner.

When they feel able, Cats must visit this place. Europe has a marvellous built history and art and culture, but natural beauty is there too.

calli
calli
September 16, 2022 11:42 pm

I forgot something. Fish.

The clear water makes fish spotting easy. Unfortunately the lakes suffer from a familiar problem – carp.

However, they have pike. This predator can control the fingerlings. I saw one today, my very first. It was pretending to be a branch, very still in the water with one fin gently keeping it in line with the bank. It saw me watching from above but its real quarry was a chance shoal of tiny fish.

calli
calli
September 16, 2022 11:54 pm

Are you guys all at the footy?

calli
calli
September 17, 2022 12:04 am

Last one and I’ll stop thread bombing.

Nice story emerging from the UK. The queue to pay respects to Her Maj now lying in state is now 14 hours long and wends its way across the Thames at Lambeth and around to opposite the Tower. Anyone who know London knows it’s a looooong queue. Along the way, they have snacks and loos and entertainments of sorts and everyone is being well behaved.

David Beckham hopped on the end and joined it. He may have reached Westminster hall by now. Or not. Either way, it was a bit of a thrill for the football fans.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
September 17, 2022 12:19 am

Dr Kerry Chant issues an urgent warning over a horrific disease spreading across Australia at an alarming rate – and it’s NOT Covid

NSW Health aims to clamp down on sexually transmitted infections (STI) with boosted prevention, testing and treatment while lifting equitable access to health services.

The strategy’s focus on equity comes amid concerns over the growing disparity in STI notifications between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, especially for syphilis.

Part of the strategy includes eliminating congenital syphilis – when a baby is born with syphilis from an infected mother.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 17, 2022 12:24 am

interior designers are cheaper then divorce lawyers

Possibly.
But remember the words of Sun Tzu:-

“The brave man pays the divorce lawyer once.
The timid man is condemned to interior design bills for eternity”.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
September 17, 2022 12:27 am

An electric car parked on a street in Manly, on Sydney’s northern beaches, was spotted being charged by a lengthy trail of power cord

Link

calli
calli
September 17, 2022 12:32 am

New thread boys.

Rabz and I are there with weighty discussion on war and Stevie Nicks.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 17, 2022 12:39 am

callisays:

September 16, 2022 at 11:39 pm

A quick travelogue before the thread ticks over to the weekend.

The lakes are unique and lovely

See.
I furken toldya.
No cascadin’ water, duzzen matter.
Of all the places in the wide world we have visited, Plitvice Lakes are up there.
The crystal clarity of the water and the almost primeval rock formations are something to behold.

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