Open Thread – Tues 20 Sept 2022


The Tapestry Weavers, Diego Velazquez, c. 1655-1660

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Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 10:41 am

GreyRangasays:
September 23, 2022 at 10:37 am
No spine and no balls is the ruin of this once fine country.

True. The trick is, how can we make money on the way down?

Johnny Rotten
September 23, 2022 10:43 am

A woman who had been married three times walked into a bridal shop one day and told the sales clerk that she was looking for a wedding gown for her fourth wedding.

“Of course, madam” replied the sales clerk “exactly what type and colour dress are you looking for?” The bride-to-be said “A long frilly white dress with a veil”.

“Please don’t take this the wrong way, madam, but such dresses are usually more fitting for the first-time bride who is more innocent in the ways of life, if you get my meaning”.

“WELL!” replied the customer, a little peeved at the clerk’s directness “I can assure you that a white gown would be quite appropriate. Believe it or not, despite all my marriages, I remain as innocent as a first-time bride!

You see, my first husband was so excited about our wedding, he died as we were checking into our honeymoon hotel.

My second husband and I got into such a terrible fight in the limo on our way to our honeymoon hotel that we had that wedding annulled immediately and never spoke to each other again!”

“What about your third husband?” “That one was a politician” said the woman “and every night for four years, he just sat on the edge of the bed and told me how GREAT it was going to be, but NOTHING ever happened!”

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 10:43 am

Krishnamurti was supposed to be the Messiah. That also failed.

MatrixTransform
September 23, 2022 10:47 am

things have got bad when Russell Brand starts making sense

Cassie of Sydney
September 23, 2022 10:47 am

“Local media reported that officers were exploring potential links to Nordic far-right groups and that the police were the central target.”

I suppose it’s just like those far-right groups that are behind the ongoing riots in Leicester.

Johnny Rotten
September 23, 2022 10:48 am

Razeysays:
September 23, 2022 at 10:43 am
Krishnamurti was supposed to be the Messiah. That also failed.

I was always under the impression that Brian wasn’t the Messiah either……………………….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBbuUWw30N8

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 23, 2022 10:48 am

John Hinderaker has now put up another article as followup from the one I linked earlier.

Conservatism Is Prohibited | Power Line (22 Sep)

I wrote earlier today about the Democrats’ unprecedented attempts to criminalize disagreement with their policies or criticism of their regime. These are more examples, from today’s news, of the suppression of conservative thought, not necessarily through criminal prosecution.

First, Scott Adams’ “Dilbert” comic strip has lost 77 newspapers, apparently because it ridiculed “woke” doctrine:

A second case comes from the U.K. and involves PayPal. … Tech giants are universally hostile to free speech, so shutting down the Free Speech Union–which gets a third of its membership fees through PayPal–is no surprise. The other two are anti-lockdown and anti-school closure organizations. This is a continuation of the tech monopolies’ censorship of any dissent from unprecedented government public health measures as “disinformation” that must be banned.

The current censorship isn’t about public health, it is strictly about regime protection. There is a technical term for a society in which government works through ostensibly private entities to enforce its dictates. It starts with an F.

Yep. Further on too (it’s a long article, and covers Mike Lindell’s persecution as well) his last para is uncharacteristically fierce for Hinderaker, who during the fifteen years or so that I’ve been reading his articles has always been a very level headed guy.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 23, 2022 10:56 am

As much as I fear for the common man, I hope for our sake the lights go out in Europe. The rural population will fare far better than the Urban dwellers

That has been noticed.

Macron Proposes Repopulating Rural Areas with Migrants (18 Sep)

French president Emmanuel Macron has proposed creating a bill next year to reform France’s immigration and asylum policies, including a proposal to redistribute migrants to rural areas facing demographic decline.

I thought this story amusing because the one sure thing that happens whenever country shoppers arrive is they make a bee-line straight to big cities. There is no way he could possibly keep them in rural areas.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
September 23, 2022 11:02 am

Jab jab booster……………………..

The War Room/DailyClout’s Pfizer Documents Research Volunteers — a group of medical and scientific experts who have selflessly stepped up to analyze the tens of thousands of formerly internal Pfizer documents released under court order subsequent to a lawsuit by Aaron Siri’s firm, Siri & Glimstad, and a FOIA by Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency — have now fully demonstrated that Pfizer’s mRNA vaccines target human reproduction in comprehensive, likely irreversible ways.

Our 3,250 research volunteers, in 39 fully cited reports to date, have documented evidence of what I’ve been calling “360 degrees of harm” to reproduction.

The Pfizer documents reveal monstrous damage to menstruation, harm to the testes and epididymis, harms to the penis, horrible harm to the ova and ovaries, mechanisms for compromising the placenta, contamination of amniotic fluid, and damage to newborns. They reveal that four women’s breast milk turned blue-green. They reveal injuries to at least one newborn that extend to death (or murder) from ingesting tainted breast milk. They reveal horrific levels of miscarriages.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/destroying-women-poisoning-breast-milk-murdering-babies-and-hiding-the-truth/

Johnny Rotten
September 23, 2022 11:18 am

shatterzzzsays:
September 23, 2022 at 9:00 am
Admire the Unvaccinated. They withstood the greatest pressure from all fronts. People who were capable of such personality, courage and critical ability are the best of humanity

Only some! .. I remain unvaxxed but as an OAP I had nothing to lose! .. those that put their jobs on the line are the ones who deserve the praise .. for me it was easy .. I remembered Thalidomide was tested, maybe not properly but .. tested .. the BAT FLU rubbish and the 36 boosters weren’t … !

In fact the first Polio vaccine in the 1950s did not work very well either with some serious side effects. That vaccine was promptly withdrawn asap. The next Polio vaccine did work and worked very well. I had that jab as a young boy.

These gene therapy ‘drugs’ have not worked as a true vaccine and have not been withdrawn despite Mountains of evidence as to the damage that they are doing.

Go figure it out and follow the money……………………………………..

I remain unjabbed as well but it was easy for me as I could not be bullied by the so called ‘egg spurts’.

Zipster
Zipster
September 23, 2022 11:19 am

China Insights
The wave of Chinese tycoons emigrating to the West occurred a while ago. It is safe to say that almost everyone in the top echelons of the Communist Party knows that the regime could collapse at any moment. So, the more senior the officials, the closer to the top the wealthy are, and the more these people are in a rush to move either assets in the national treasury or their own assets overseas to save themselves a fallback.
Beijing and Shanghai, which hold the ninth and tenth places on the list of wealthiest cities, respectively, have also recorded losses as Henley & Partners predict China will see the second-largest wealth outflow after Russia this year.

cohenite
September 23, 2022 11:24 am

rosiesays:
September 23, 2022 at 7:08 am
More Guardian, what surprise.
Sky and the Australian find ‘no evidence’ of a climate emergency – they weren’t looking hard enough

That article is by graham readfearn who is a complete shithead. He says the recent Italian paper disproving extreme weather is just an article. In fact it was a comprehensive review and analysis. Some years ago readfearn was in a debate with Monckton. He was part of the team against Monckton and some sceptical scientists. Readfearn was so overawed he couldn’t speak and did not write for some time after. He didn’t learn, he is a useful idiot.

areff
areff
September 23, 2022 11:24 am

My lucky day!

Email inbox this morning is absolutely loaded with ‘Congratulations, you have won a….” B&D toolkit, a new fridge, a computer and free air travel. Fresh ‘wins’ arriving every hour or so.

I’m guessing Optus’ slacktitude in not axing or encrypting all that now-hacked user data is behind it all.

Bar Beach Swimmer
September 23, 2022 11:25 am

his last para is uncharacteristically fierce for Hinderaker, who during the fifteen years or so that I’ve been reading his articles has always been a very level headed guy.

BoN, he’s still a level headed bloke, but he now knows that the other side – the side of silencing and controls – is not going to leave anything alone. That’s sobering and at the same time alarming. Fierce, is what’s going to be required.

cohenite
September 23, 2022 11:28 am

That debate involving Readfearn was between Monckton and Professor Ian Plimer against Professor Barry Brook and Readfearn. Can’t find a video of it unfortunately.

In other news poor old Dave Cochrane at 2SM getting accused of being a racist for calling the mugs who burnt the flag yesterday idiots and un-Australian. Rang up and supported him.

Bar Beach Swimmer
September 23, 2022 11:28 am

MatrixTransformsays:
September 23, 2022 at 10:47 am

MT, he’s been making sense for a while. So, your point is correct.

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 23, 2022 11:30 am

Sorry GR, I am half-way through the wine rack already, and so can’t drive to the PO to send you some bottles.

cohenite
September 23, 2022 11:31 am
Cassie of Sydney
September 23, 2022 11:34 am

“Yep. Further on too (it’s a long article, and covers Mike Lindell’s persecution as well) his last para is uncharacteristically fierce for Hinderaker, who during the fifteen years or so that I’ve been reading his articles has always been a very level headed guy.”

Well, that tells you all you need to know about the parlous state of American democracy. Hinderaker is always measured, he isn’t one for hyperbole but I suspect he’s now very, very worried.

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 23, 2022 11:41 am

The United States Air Force Academy is training its cadets to “use inclusive language” that bars them from calling people “terrorists” …

The whole point of calling your enemy gooks, or slopes, or boxheads or whatever, is to dehumanise them so you can more easily kill them!

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 11:44 am

Why are they referring to the AFL GF as “the big dance?”

It’s annoying, not a great analogy (as who has a “big dance?”) and, I reckon, something to do with the Voice…

Bill P
Bill P
September 23, 2022 11:45 am

There will be an EOTW event for Sydney Swans supporters at the MCG tomorrow.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 23, 2022 11:46 am

Top Endersays:

September 23, 2022 at 11:30 am

Sorry GR, I am half-way through the wine rack already, and so can’t drive to the PO to send you some bottles.

Don’t worry about it.
The licence suspension doesn’t matter when the asteroid/sunspot/whatever happens.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 23, 2022 11:47 am

The ‘jail Trump’ mania reaches its sad end

The latest Letitia James lawsuit is so much ado about nothing

New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, three of his adult children, and other senior members of the Trump Organization on Wednesday. Her suit alleges business and insurance fraud as well as conspiracy for the same, and marks the end of a three-year investigation into Trump and his business.

The civil suit is basically a civil version of the criminal indictments the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and the Manhattan and New York State attorneys general have failed to generate at the federal and state levels. The suit claims in a nutshell what the criminal cases claimed: Trump over-valued the worth of his properties to use them as collateral for new loans, and then undervalued those same properties come tax time to pay lower taxes.

The criminal cases have fallen flat because of the need to prove actual criminal intent, that Trump lied intending to commit a crime. This proved impossible when the Trump family would not confess (Trump himself took the Fifth some 440 times during recent questioning) and when no one could be found to Fredo him by turning in evidence in return for some lower sentence. What’s left in what has clearly become a prosecution driven by the political need to do something ahead of 2024 is this civil suit. Basically, same accusations, same weak evidence, but lower standards of proof with lower penalties.

The current try is kind of pathetic. It’s just a lawsuit, which carries no potential criminal jeopardy, so no formal indictment, no possibility of jail time. The suit holds that Trump mis-valued some New York real estate between 2011 and 2021 to obtain loans and pay lower taxes, a civil offense at worst usually settled with new assessments or a fine.

Yet even this case against Trump could be difficult to prove. Property valuations are subjective, and most financial statements include a disclaimer stating that they have not been audited. Now underline this part: Deutsche Bank and Trump’s other lenders were hardly victims; all of his loans are either current or were paid off, some early. Trump does not use email, so any instructions he might have given his employees about the company’s financial statements are unlikely to be in writing.

The Democrats’ plan to find Trump guilty of something, anything, seems to be coming to its own sad ending. They have tried to turn belief that Trump is evil into a crime — Emoluments Clause, Russiagate, impeachments I and II, Stormy Daniels, obstruction of justice, and incitement.

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 11:49 am

There will be an EOTW event for Sydney Swans supporters at the MCG tomorrow.

End of the world???

I know my Swannies winning the GF would be the end of the world for Cats’ fans… or are you referring to 24 September conspiracy…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 23, 2022 11:49 am

Lysandersays:

September 23, 2022 at 11:44 am

Why are they referring to the AFL GF as “the big dance?”

A phrase added to “rich tradition” out of nowhere by Channel 7 about ten years ago.
Along with the very gay “taking Charlie home” phrase in reference to the (Charles) Brownlow medal.
Never heard of until Channel Stokes wrote a promotional jingle about it 10-15 years ago.

Zipster
Zipster
September 23, 2022 11:51 am

gear up for the next world war

Tucker Carlson: This is insane
Fox News host Tucker Carlson weighs in on the Russia-Ukraine conflict on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’ #FoxNews #tucker

Putin has erected the most dangerous red line in human history and team obama are going to barge right through it

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 11:52 am

Thanks Sancho
if the term has been around for ten years… I obviously haven’t been paying attention!!! 😛

rosie
rosie
September 23, 2022 11:52 am

Several family members attending the GF, mad Swans and Mad cats, hopefully at opposite ends of the ground.
And trying to encourage my gs to be a Swans supporter but he is insisting on barracking for the Elephants.

Zatara
Zatara
September 23, 2022 11:54 am

Trump over-valued the worth of his properties to use them as collateral for new loans, and then undervalued those same properties come tax time to pay lower taxes

.

Due diligence and objective valuation are apparently non-factors in NY business dealings according to their progressive AG.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 23, 2022 11:55 am

The wave of Chinese tycoons emigrating to the West occurred a while ago. It is safe to say that almost everyone in the top echelons of the Communist Party knows that the regime could collapse at any moment.

Given how nutty the CCP has gone on lockdowns lately you’d think the nomenklatura will be getting out if only to avoid the Covid Police. Be interesting to see if another wave of Chinese buyers hits our real estate market.

shatterzzz
September 23, 2022 11:57 am

I thought this story amusing because the one sure thing that happens whenever country shoppers arrive is they make a bee-line straight to big cities. There is no way he could possibly keep them in rural areas.

i did read (can’t remember where!) that the Oz gummint tried this .. shipped boat-folk to Adelaide to relieve the pressure on Melbourne/Sydney .. 1st thing the majority of boat-folk did after arriving in Adelaide was book tix back to Melbourne/Sydney ..

shatterzzz
September 23, 2022 12:00 pm

Be interesting to see if another wave of Chinese buyers hits our real estate market.

wasn’t one of the 1st things the AnAl gummint was gonna do was scrap the “buy your way in” emigration visa?

local oaf
September 23, 2022 12:03 pm

1st thing the majority of boat-folk did after arriving in Adelaide was book tix back to Melbourne/Sydney ..

I think I mentioned this yesterday. Someone from the Adelaide office of Immigration told me they called taxis to the airport the minute they got off the train and were back in Sydney the same day.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 23, 2022 12:03 pm

As much as I fear for the common man, I hope for our sake the lights go out in Europe.

If we take for granted that it’s going to happen to someone, I vote it happens to the Eurotrash and that the resultant carnage is used as a warning.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 23, 2022 12:05 pm

very gay “taking Charlie home”

Oh.

I had assumed up to this point ‘Charlie’ was Charlie from Hi-5, which would have been something to aspire to.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 23, 2022 12:06 pm

Fun site for looking at Land Values and size in NSW

https://portal.spatial.nsw.gov.au/portal/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2536c8e4882140eb957e90090cb0ef97

from View Application

Just put an address in and search

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 12:07 pm

Good to see you have some Swannies supporters in your fam Rosie. 🙂

I was almost going to head over for it but have resorted to my couch for the game instead… Not actually sure my nerves would be able to handle it (last week I was holding one arm with the other arm subconsciously and noticed, afterwards, my entire underarm was bruised from the pressure)…

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 12:10 pm

Interesting fact I learnt from Quadrant this morning (in relation to “settled science”):

Albert Einstein dismantled Newtonian Physics in less than 760 words.

Jorge
Jorge
September 23, 2022 12:10 pm

Three days of darkness.

I’m not suggesting apocalypto.

It’s more banal. Internet denial, comms shutdown, banks offline and withdrawals restricted.

Remember the German EU politician who two weeks ago stood up in the Euro parliament and made a mysterious speech saying ‘we must prepare for Sept 24. Prepare.’ Nobody knows what he was alluding to. But it’s possible he thinks a solar storm could knock out communications worldwide.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 23, 2022 12:12 pm

Trial of Brittany Higgins‘ alleged rapist to exclude jurors who follow her on Twitter
Adelaide LangNCA NewsWire
Fri, 23 September 2022 9:50AM

Anyone who follows Brittany Higgins on Twitter or “champions the cause” of women’s equality will be asked to recuse themselves from the jury in her sexual assault trial.

Defence lawyers representing Bruce Lehrmann faced the ACT Supreme Court on Friday morning in preparation for the seven-week trial, which is set to begin on October 4.

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

Ms Higgins, who has gained national attention for her work in advocating for gender equality, will take the stand to give evidence during the high-profile proceedings, it was revealed on Wednesday.

ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum told the court on Friday that anyone who follows Ms Higgins on Twitter or attended any event where she has spoken would be asked to recuse themselves from the jury.

The court heard pertinent events would include the March 4 Justice last year and Ms Higgins‘ joint speech at the Press Club with former Australian of the Year Grace Tame earlier this year.

Justice McCallum said the jury empanelment would need to exclude “anyone who’s participated in any of those events or follows her on Twitter … anyone who has effectively indicated that they follow the cause or champion the cause”.

The process would also need to eliminate anyone who has “strong views one way or the other”.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 23, 2022 12:13 pm

T Neilson at 10:01.
(And just looking at areff’s sudden good fortune in winning multiple internet prizes).
It kind of begs an interesting ethical question. I don’t want to get in the middle of your stoush with JC, so I will keep it at a hypothetical level.
.1 Person A provides contact details to Person B as part of an initial business enquiry to XYZ Co which employs Person B.
.2 The business enquiry doesn’t amount to anything.
.3 Without Person A placing explicit limitations on the use of that information, is Person B (or XYZ Co) free to use that information for any purpose?
.4 Do various Privacy Acts and industry/company ethical standards come into play?
.5 For example, could Person B use the information as follows:-
– ask Person A out on a date or initiate some other personal contact?;
– provide Person A’s contact details to insurance companies, energy companies, telcos or market research companies?;
– send Person A’s details to a Nigerian Prince who is searching for an heir to his fortune?;
Are there implied limits to the use of information disclosed as part of a business enquiry, or does Person A have to explicitly exclude unintended use of their contact information?

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 12:14 pm
Zipster
Zipster
September 23, 2022 12:15 pm

Centre for Independent Studies

Speaking at the 2022 John Bonython Lecture, Ambassador Bolton addressed the U.S. vs the China-Russia entente, and what he views as the strategic errors of many American conservatives. It has been more than 75 years since the U.S. last faced an axis of strategic threats. Fortunately, that axis proved dysfunctional. America’s current strategic adversaries, Russia and China, are not an axis. They have formed an entente, which is growing stronger — as China’s unambiguous support for Russia in the Ukraine crisis proves.

Many American conservatives increasingly believe that U.S. global involvement should be reduced or redirected. Some Australians and others in the Asia-Pacific region hope that opposing China’s existential threat to the West requires reducing or even withdrawing U.S. support for allies in Europe and the Persian Gulf. But it is a strategic error.

Critically, those who exclusively fear China ignore the Russia-China entente. The entente serves to project China’s power through Russia, as Beijing also projects power through North Korean and Iranian nuclear programs. Moreover, Beijing closely assesses Washington’s reactions to crises like the one in Ukraine to decide how to structure future provocations.

Beijing is not a regional threat but a global one. Treating the rest of the world as a third-tier priority, a distraction, the U.S. plays directly into China’s hands. Pivoting to Asia wouldn’t strengthen America against China. It would have precisely the opposite effect and weaken the U.S. global posture. We need to see this big picture before the Russia-China entente grows up to be an axis.

bespoke
bespoke
September 23, 2022 12:17 pm

Only partly MT.

My sincerest apologies mother load. No one deserves to be confused with MT.

Cassie of Sydney
September 23, 2022 12:20 pm

“Trial of Brittany Higgins‘ alleged rapist to exclude jurors who follow her on Twitter
Adelaide LangNCA NewsWire
Fri, 23 September 2022 9:50AM”

This trial is completely prejudiced and should be dismissed. This man will NOT receive a fair trial. I cannot believe this trial is proceeding. But I should believe it shouldn’t I? This is the Australia we now live in 2022? Presumption of innocence trashed, and the left uses lies to pursue ideological enemies through the courts.

As with the Pell farce, this trial has nothing to do with justice.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 23, 2022 12:20 pm

I had assumed up to this point ‘Charlie’ was Charlie from Hi-5, which would have been something to aspire to.

Ah, Miss Delaney. A Ncl lass who is high on the hot and unusually low on the crazy axis.
One of the nicer tv peoples, like the ever-luminous Catriona Rowntree.

Dot
Dot
September 23, 2022 12:21 pm

I had assumed up to this point ‘Charlie’ was Charlie from Hi-5, which would have been something to aspire to.

YES.

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 12:24 pm

Cassie and others
I’m not sure how the Higgins case can go ahead. There is absolutely zero evidence and only publicly voiced opinions.

Surely it all boils down to “he said” Vs “she said?”

…and unfortunately we know how these tend to turn out…

P
P
September 23, 2022 12:25 pm

Remember the German EU politician who two weeks ago stood up in the Euro parliament and made a mysterious speech saying ‘we must prepare for Sept 24. Prepare.’ Nobody knows what he was alluding to.

WARNING!!! SEPTEMBER 24TH WILL BE A DAY TO REMEMBER….GERMAN POLITICIAN WARNS THE WORLD

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 23, 2022 12:25 pm

Albert Einstein dismantled Newtonian Physics in less than 760 words.

“Spooky action at a distance” hasn’t aged well.
QM is pretty out there though, so I forgive him. 😀

Zipster
Zipster
September 23, 2022 12:26 pm

Anyone who follows Brittany Higgins on Twitter or “champions the cause” of women’s equality will be asked to recuse themselves from the jury in her sexual assault trial.

covers everyone in ACT

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 23, 2022 12:28 pm

Cassie and others
I’m not sure how the Higgins case can go ahead. There is absolutely zero evidence and only publicly voiced opinions.

I thought the bush lawyers on the Cat had said that a “judge only ” trial wasn’t an option?

Cassie of Sydney
September 23, 2022 12:31 pm

“I thought the bush lawyers on the Cat had said that a “judge only ” trial wasn’t an option?”

Judge only trials aren’t an option in the ACT.

cohenite
September 23, 2022 12:32 pm

In researching the idiot graham readfearn I came across an old article of mine where I gave 10 reasons why AGW is bullshit; still relevant:

Ten reasons why the theory has failed:
1 Previous levels of CO2 were much higher than today and correlated with temperatures higher, the same and lower than today.
2 Movements of CO2 do not correlate with movements in temperature; during the 20th Century from 1940-1976 CO2 increased but temperatures dropped; the same from 1998. Generally, throughout geologic history CO2 follows temperature movements.
3 According to the IPCC the Climate sensitivity of a doubling of CO2 will result in a temperature increase of 3.2C. Since 1900 CO2 has increased 40% which should have produced a temperature increase of 1.3C. However temperature has only increased by 0.7C. Of that 0.7C increase solar influence has been 0.1-0.4C and natural variation at least 0.3C.
4 The mechanism by which CO2 causes heating has never been adequately explained.
5 Optical depth, which is as good a measure of the ‘greenhouse’ effect as any, has not increased in 60 years of measurement.
6 The amount of radiation leaving from the top of the atmosphere has increased which means CO2 is not trapping heat.
7 Solar radiation at the surface increased during the crucial period of AGW warming from 1983-2001 and this by itself can explain the warming which took place during this period.
8 Clouds are a negative feedback which means they are a brake to any warming.
9 Water vapour has not increased as required by AGW theory.
10 The Medieval Warming Period was at least as warm as today which means that the centre-piece of AGW, the hockey-stick, is wrong.

Cute owl.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 23, 2022 12:33 pm

Judge only trials aren’t an option in the ACT.

Thank you, Cassie.

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 12:34 pm

Remember the German EU politician who two weeks ago stood up in the Euro parliament and made a mysterious speech saying ‘we must prepare for Sept 24. Prepare.’ Nobody knows what he was alluding to.

P – he misspoke. He meant Feb 24 prior to Ukraine invasion…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 23, 2022 12:37 pm

Ambassador Bolton addressed the U.S. vs the China-Russia entente, and what he views as the strategic errors of many American conservatives

Ugh, he rivals Krugman in the wrongological stakes.
Lowy will probably invite him, then get all excited.

Right-wing extremists: the danger not of bombs but ballots (Lowy Interpreter, 22 Sep)

Because right-wing extremists are public but poorly trained, they are often easy to identify and arrest when law enforcement seeks to act. Their reliance on social media is a particular vulnerability, as they often give away incriminating information not realising that police and intelligence officials are listening too. In addition to incriminating themselves, they often reveal entire networks of like-minded individuals.

You’ve been warned, Cats, ASIO is onto us.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 23, 2022 12:37 pm

rosie says:
September 23, 2022 at 9:57 am
I’m going to predict a massive rejection of dying of cold for the sake of a ‘climate emergency’ by people living in western Europe, starting in a couple of months.

Australia will power on until 2050, punching ourselves in the balls, telling ourselves it will make us Chads.

Mongstralian politicans 2030: We just arent punching hard enough…. hand me my mallet.

woolfe
woolfe
September 23, 2022 12:37 pm

Lysander,
Yes but She said is way higher in Da Truth scale then he said.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 23, 2022 12:38 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
September 23, 2022 at 12:13 pm

Informing anyone else of it would certainly be wrongful but I didn’t do that.
Sending an email per se, no.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 23, 2022 12:38 pm

Louise Milligan of High Court 7-Nil fame, confirms an official switch to fiction
Friday, 23 September 2022

After years of writing half truths, anti-male hate pieces, and trying to bring down the Catholic Church for the ABC, snarler in chief Louise Milligan has today confirmed a switch to fiction.
She’ll continue to draw a significant salary from the taxpayer whilst contributing little – apart from the occasional activism piece, dressed up as a news story.

Michael Smith News

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 23, 2022 12:40 pm

JCsays:
September 23, 2022 at 12:31 pm

It’s a publisher’s blurb which refers to places described in the book. There’s nothing in it in which it’s claimed that I have any special accomplishments or talents, so, no, it isn’t comparable at all.

custard
custard
September 23, 2022 12:42 pm

Apparently no Jewish kingdom has lasted longer than 77 years.

Israel has been around for 74 years.

Interesting if true.

Cassie of Sydney
September 23, 2022 12:43 pm

“After years of writing half truths, anti-male hate pieces, and trying to bring down the Catholic Church for the ABC, snarler in chief Louise Milligan has today confirmed a switch to fiction.
She’ll continue to draw a significant salary from the taxpayer whilst contributing little – apart from the occasional activism piece, dressed up as a news story.”

What “switch”…she’s been writing fiction for years.

Cassie of Sydney
September 23, 2022 12:45 pm

“custardsays:
September 23, 2022 at 12:42 pm
Apparently no Jewish kingdom has lasted longer than 77 years.

Israel has been around for 74 years.

Interesting if true.”

Your point? Israel is not a kingdom. Maybe you need to yank your head out of the rabbit hole.

Zipster
Zipster
September 23, 2022 12:47 pm

Ambassador Bolton addressed the U.S. vs the China-Russia entente, and what he views as the strategic errors of many American conservatives

Ugh, he rivals Krugman in the wrongological stakes.

His take on china is pretty accurate, where is he wrong? China is a totalitarian shithole looking to regain face after the century of humiliation it feels it suffered. Why does china need to militarise so rapidly and build up its icbm capability? Was there an imminent threat? no. A country does not go hell for leather building up its military if it wasn’t planning on using it.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 23, 2022 12:47 pm

Alleluia! The BHP deposit has just gone into my bank account!

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 12:48 pm

After years of writing half truths, anti-male hate pieces, and trying to bring down the Catholic Church for the ABC, snarler in chief Louise Milligan has today confirmed a switch to fiction.

I’m willing to bet any cat $1,000 she will allowed to promote it on their ABC?

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 12:49 pm

Alleluia! The BHP deposit has just gone into my bank account!

So… your shout then?

rosie
rosie
September 23, 2022 12:50 pm

I was thinking about Macron’s redistribution plan and maybe it isn’t as silly as it sounds.
For one immigrants won’t want to, and for two, French law enforcement isn’t as shy as British law enforcement.
Migrants might just decide France isn’t all that attractive a destination.

JC
JC
September 23, 2022 12:51 pm

It’s a publisher’s blurb which refers to places described in the book. There’s nothing in it in which it’s claimed that I have any special accomplishments or talents, so, no, it isn’t comparable at all.

1. Who provided the publisher with the information such or this just made up:

Tim Neilson’s connections with Cambridge University have been only social and sporting, and infrequent, but they do extend over a long period of time.

Did the publisher obtain this out of thin air?

Forgive me, I also have an association with I think Colgate University medical school ( I think) as I used to sometimes travel down 1 st Ave and NY Hospital. Hard to recall which one.

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 23, 2022 12:51 pm

Vic Governor uproar intensifies – lead story at the Daily Mail:

…when all the passengers actually boarded they then had to file past Ms Dessau as she sat in her business class seat.

‘As people were walking past, they were saying “who is (she)’, I’ve never seen that person before.”

‘You might understand it if everyone’s on the plane and they held it for a few minutes because the VIP was running late and they needed to get them on before it took off.

‘But not letting anyone on the plane before they get on first? I don’t know if it’s a royal protocol or something…’

Link

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 23, 2022 12:51 pm

Cassie:

This trial is completely prejudiced and should be dismissed.

I’m hoping it runs along the lines of Ben Batterham’s trial in Newcastle, which resulted from the timely demise of iced-up thug, serial rapist and fat bloke Ricky Slater.

A persecuted minority group member as the victim. Lots of mouthing off by hand-patters prior to the trial.

And most importantly, the bloke who should never have been in the dock in the first place getting over a million bucks.

rickw
rickw
September 23, 2022 12:54 pm

Australia will power on until 2050, punching ourselves in the balls, telling ourselves it will make us Chads.

Australia’s mild weather permits the long term entertainment of utter stupidity.

JC
JC
September 23, 2022 12:54 pm

Neilson

Sancho Panzersays:
September 23, 2022 at 12:13 pm

Informing anyone else of it would certainly be wrongful but I didn’t do that.
Sending an email per se, no.

Small edit suggestion.

Sancho Panzersays:
September 23, 2022 at 12:13 pm

Informing anyone else of it would certainly be wrongful but I didn’t do that.
Sending an abusively titled email per se, could very well be.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 23, 2022 12:55 pm

Apparently no Jewish kingdom has lasted longer than 77 years.

Dynasty maybe, I’d have to check the numbers.

The monarchy in Judah and Israel lasted more like 500 years from Saul and David up until the Exile.
My nightly reading last night was 2 Kings 17 about the last king of the northern kingdom, Hoshea. Geopolitics: he’d been seeking to change to the Egyptian sphere, away from the Assyrian one, and the Assyrians weren’t happy with it. Jerusalem was besieged for three years, which shows how tough the place is. (Vespasian and Titus only took five months, although the Romans were a bit better at such things than the Assyrians.)

rickw
rickw
September 23, 2022 12:55 pm

‘But not letting anyone on the plane before they get on first? I don’t know if it’s a royal protocol or something…’

Mong Protocol.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 23, 2022 12:56 pm

Apparently no Jewish kingdom has lasted longer than 77 years.
Israel has been around for 74 years.
Interesting if true.

Which it isn’t. Four seconds of research:

Kingdom of Israel (united monarchy), c.?1047–930 BCE
Kingdom of Israel (Samaria), c.?930–720 BCE
Kingdom of Judah, c.?930–587/586 BCE
Hasmonean dynasty, c.?140–37 BCE
Herodian dynasty, 47 BCE–100 CE

Spectacular, from someone who demanded other people do their own research and ‘wake the fuck up’.

rosie
rosie
September 23, 2022 12:57 pm

I can’t find Nilligan’s latest novel for sale on line, is this one going to be one of those vanity press publications?

Speedbox
September 23, 2022 12:57 pm

Zipster says:
September 23, 2022 at 11:51 am
Tucker Carlson: This is insane.
Putin has erected the most dangerous red line in human history and team obama are going to barge right through it.

Goodness knows where this will end. Biden and Co are pulling the Ukrainian strings and want nothing less than regime change in Russia. Following that, a breakup of Russia into smaller ‘more manageable’ pieces that will also act as a foil to China.

Watch the US mission creep and all the while, Ukraine will be pummelled as Russia escalates consequent to what it increasingly identifies as direct confrontation with the West (read USA). And they won’t be wrong.

We are at the start of what could ultimately be the most dangerous nuclear stand-off, ever.

Roger
Roger
September 23, 2022 12:58 pm

“custardsays:
September 23, 2022 at 12:42 pm
Apparently no Jewish kingdom has lasted longer than 77 years.

To the contrary, every Jewish kingdom – including the Hasmoneans & Herodians if you want to include them – has lasted longer than 77 years.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 23, 2022 12:59 pm

Ms Higgins, who has gained national attention for her work in advocating for gender equality,

Er…no.

She gained national attention for accusing a Liberal drone of raping her in Parliament House, which was then exploited to suggest it is Liberal Party culture.

Her advocacy work likely consist of being invited to Wymminses events where she rails against ‘rape culture’ and such, retelling her story with the absolute certainty as if it was established in fact, whereas it has still not been tested in court, and in a manner of someone who by sheer pluck and grit won that victory when she has all along been borne aloft by the MSM, slavering misandrists in the commentariat, and Labor and Greens politicians looking for an edge that does not require commitment to sensible policies.

I expect the only ones who know about her advocacy work are ones who already knew her story. No one will have heard of her first or foremost for her Women’s Rights gig.

She did not become famous for theWomen’s Rights thing.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 23, 2022 1:00 pm

Oops, sorry – Samaria was besieged for 3 years, not Jerusalem. When the Assyrians later attempted Jerusalem they bounced off with large losses.

JC
JC
September 23, 2022 1:00 pm

Timothy

One other riddle you can explain for us.

The “Publisher” is your case was Aurora, correct? According to their website, it’s a DIY type of publishing house. To me, it appears to be a vanity site. Did you pay them to publish the books? If so, did they write the cute blurbs accompanying the opus or did you?

You don’t have to answer of course. Just curious is all. 🙂

Zatara
Zatara
September 23, 2022 1:01 pm

US ‘Citizens For Sanity’ movement has been busy!

As the article points out, it’s hard to tell what is extreme parody or progressive position statement these days.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 23, 2022 1:03 pm

JCsays:
September 23, 2022 at 12:51 pm

Yes, they asked me and I answered. Books always have a blurb so there was a valid reason for their question. Nothing wrong with answering a question when asked. Quite different to initiating an auto-panegyric for the sake of it.

BTW thanks for the continuing free publicity for the book!

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 1:04 pm

#TrudeauMustGo ?

Jorge
Jorge
September 23, 2022 1:05 pm

I’ve just heard Schiff’s legal action against The Age etc has succeeded.
Can’t find any confirmation as yet.

Peter Schiff walks out in the middle of an interview Peter Schiff insists that despite the US IRS visit earlier this year, no accusations were thrown at the bank and he denies the accusations passed to him by the media that came to his house for an interview. He insisted on the bank not being linked to any criminal activity, saying: “We’ve complied with all sorts of requests for information. We somehow got caught up in whatever’s going on, but there are no valid allegations against the bank. I can tell you there is no tax evasion going on at the bank. The bank is not facilitating anything.” He refused to continue the interview and walked out. However, an investigation made by The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, 60 Minutes and The New York Times has taken a different point of view and made a reminder that the bank works with top financial institutions connected with 13,000 global customers. Among Euro Pacific’s partners are the New York Federal Reserve, UK bank NatWest, Canada’s Bank of Montreal and Japan’s Mizuho Bank. Some of those banks are also being investigated by Operation Atlantis in connection with money-laundering for large criminal organizations.

Read more on U.Today https://u.today/just-in-peter-schiffs-bank-suspected-as-major-money-laundering-tool-of-organized-crime-syndicates

shatterzzz
September 23, 2022 1:05 pm

Yesterday’s Public Holiday .. summed up! .. LOL!
https://ibb.co/KXYFm3r

rosie
rosie
September 23, 2022 1:05 pm

I always rely solely on one off comments by random German politicians about future world events.
It’s perfectly rational.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 23, 2022 1:06 pm

Timothy Neilsonsays:

September 23, 2022 at 12:38 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
September 23, 2022 at 12:13 pm

Informing anyone else of it would certainly be wrongful but I didn’t do that.
Sending an email per se, no.

Yeah, I just wanted to get an idea of boundaries and rights, where these might be implied, or where reservation of rights needs to be expressly stated.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 23, 2022 1:06 pm

JCsays:
September 23, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Yes its a “vanity” site. But it’s a full service one so they wrote the blurb.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 23, 2022 1:08 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
September 23, 2022 at 1:06 pm

They were fair points you made.
E.g. asking someone for a date would be fraught because of the nature of the communication, but not the mere fact that an email was sent.

JC
JC
September 23, 2022 1:09 pm

T

imothy Neilson says:
September 23, 2022 at 1:03 pm

JCsays:
September 23, 2022 at 12:51 pm

Yes, they asked me and I answered. Books always have a blurb so there was a valid reason for their question. Nothing wrong with answering a question when asked. Quite different to initiating an auto-panegyric for the sake of it.

Love the word auto-panegyric. I use it a dozen times a day and it’s not wankery at all.

So they asked you about this loose association with Cambridge, is that right? My publisher also asked me about my loose but longstanding association with Stern and those medical schools too and I answered.

BTW thanks for the continuing free publicity for the book!

Hey, I’m here to help anyway I can.

So you helped them about that strong , but loose association of course. Got it.

You have nothing on Liz.

Dot
Dot
September 23, 2022 1:10 pm

https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/solar-flare-radio-comms/

The solar flare event might be over already, but I will be unplugging my devices before too late tonight.

local oaf
September 23, 2022 1:10 pm

Albert Einstein dismantled Newtonian Physics in less than 760 words.

Albert Einstein was a great genius, but his brother Frank was a real monster.

rickw
rickw
September 23, 2022 1:10 pm

Beijing is not a regional threat but a global one.

If they run wars like they run projects we’re pretty safe.

Politics permeates everything, at the expense of truth. Logistics and organisation defy logic and commonsense. Individual initiative and responsibility is hardly exercise, and when it is, it’s wrong.

The subcontractor boss and I did a walk through on a pipework mod. We had pretty good reasons for placing everything where we did. I did shop drawings that include pipe cut lengths rather than spool lengths, super easy to follow. They then promptly ignored all the dimensions. The client then puts in an NCR to rework to make it per the drawing. More work in fixing than making it right in the first place.

Talking to one of the engineers I asked why this happened? “No idea why this happen”. Typical answer, fucking stupid things happen all the time and no one ever knows why!

Zatara
Zatara
September 23, 2022 1:11 pm

US billboard message:

‘Violent criminals deserve our compassion and respect. This fall, stand strong for progressive values.’

h/t Citizens for Sanity

Zipster
Zipster
September 23, 2022 1:11 pm
OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 23, 2022 1:13 pm

The Winter Gatekeeper Hypothesis (VII).

Posted on September 22, 2022 by curryja | 19 Comments

by Javier Vinós & Andy May

“On the other hand, I think I can safely say that nobody understands climate change.” J. Vinós, paraphrasing Richard Feynman’s words about quantum mechanics.

7.1 Introduction

This plain-language summary has been written at the request of some readers of our series of articles on the Winter Gatekeeper hypothesis:

(I) The search for a solar signal
(II) Solar activity unexplained/ignored effects on climate
(III) Meridional transport
(IV) The climate shift of 1997
(V) A role for the sun in climate change
(VI) Meridional transport as the main climate change driver

Climate is extremely complex, and people, including scientists, have a natural tendency to look for simple explanations. The Occam’s Razor principle is a good first approach but climate change cannot have a simple answer. Over the past seven years, one of the authors of this series (JV) has been laboriously reading many thousands of scientific articles and analyzing hundreds of climate datasets trying to understand how Earth’s climate changes naturally. This is a first step to understanding the human impact on climate change.

The outcome of this work is the book “Climate of the Past, Present and Future.” It is a graduate-student level academic book that discusses many controversial issues about natural climate change over the past 800,000 years. In this book, a new hypothesis on natural climate change is presented. It relates changes in the strength of the meridional (poleward) transport of energy with climatic changes that have taken place, both in the past and recently.

The book can be downloaded here (open access) Vinos-CPPF(2022)

rickw
rickw
September 23, 2022 1:15 pm

I always rely solely on one off comments by random German politicians about future world events.

When did anyone suggest to relying solely on anything any politician said?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 23, 2022 1:16 pm

Are Democrats Deliberately Choosing Impaired Candidates?

Once could be excused. Twice is suspicious. Three times seems like a strategy. Are Democrats choosing infirm, intellectually challenged, feeble people to run for office so that they can be easily manipulated?

Joe Biden was and is clearly infirm, physically, psychologically, and cognitively.

John Fetterman is also clearly infirm due to two things: He has had a recent stroke which seems to have left him cognitively impaired, and he also has a rather prominent swelling on the back of his neck, which could be the sign of several very serious conditions.

Kamala Harris is intellectually suspect, linguistically incontinent, and verbally incoherent. Why are these people being chosen by the Democrat Party for the highest offices?

My observation leads me places I would rather not go. With Joe Biden in the White House, he is clearly doing what he is told by others.

This much is clear; he simply does not have the stamina, the wisdom, or the political acumen necessary to be an effective President of the United States. His gaffes, his verbal dyslexia, his delusional prevarications, his garbled verbiage, and his ability to reliably make statements his handlers have to mop up afterward, are all deeply troubling.

No political party would run such a candidate unless two things were happening: One, the election would be guaranteed to affect a win for the candidate, and two, the candidate would simply be a figurehead for the real powers behind the throne. Biden would have to know that others would be running his presidency. Were he and Jill that easy to roll?

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 23, 2022 1:16 pm

JCsays:
September 23, 2022 at 12:31 pm

Sorry, overlooked responding to this.

Do I have to explicitly tell him not to pass it on?

If you’re worried that I passed your email address on to anyone I can assure you I haven’t. That would be wrongful.

bespoke
bespoke
September 23, 2022 1:17 pm

A number people have said they have got books published.
So what’s the problem?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 23, 2022 1:17 pm

Lays out Dot bait..

This might be the best bit of sour grapes ive read…

An open letter to a real “Libertarian with an Asian wife” I’ve had the misfortune of working under.

Dear sexpat,
..
Its all downhill from there..
..
Assassinating leaders, couping governments, carpet bombing villages and farmland, building military bases, nuking cities, arming terrorists, and backing fascist dictators. The comfort you grew up with in your own life as a white man is a direct result of western imperialism.

Yup, those brown and yellow people are just completely without agency… also Chairman Maos grave just started chuckling, any idea why?

At some point in your miserable white life, you married an Asian woman. She’s probably decades younger than you. Speaks very little English. She might be your second, or even third Asian wife. You were married to a white woman at one point, but divorced ages ago because white women are just so liberated and demanding! The Asian women know their place. They are submissive, docile, and replaceable. You don’t spare much thought for your Asian ex-wives. Maybe you met your Asian wife online or in a magazine catalogue. You and your racist friends probably call her a “mail order bride” right in front of her. It’s fine though, she doesn’t understand English anyway.

Holy leaping assumptions batman, theres some A grade “tell us what you are bitter about without saying anything” in that package.

But make no mistake. You’re nothing but a tool for a working class Asian woman to get some payback for what your country did to her people. She doesn’t give a shit about you and now she’s living in the US with a nice immigrant visa or citizenship. She’s already brought over her brother who works in a restaurant, her niece who’s applying to college, and her nephew who’s just starting Kindergarten. She’s sending loads of your money back to her elderly parents. She’s doing some leisurely travelling for the first time in her life, bringing her teenage niece to see NYC or the Golden Gate Bridge, famous sights they’d only seen in pictures. She might even go to college herself, an opportunity she was denied because your country bombed her country to the stone age. And the best part is, she and her friends at karaoke are trash talking you and your sexpat friends harder than you know. But you’ll never understand her because you never planned on learning her language. It was all on her to learn English, obviously. I speak her language though. I had this conversation with her while helping her with the dishes, right in front of you in your own kitchen. It’s our little secret code, one of the most widely spoken languages on earth.
….
Ill take “things which I imagine would happen” for $60 Bruce…

Your imperialist country will never pay reparations to the people of Asia. To the contrary, it demands payment for the amount it spent invading Asian countries. Vietnam and Cambodia spent the better part of a century paying back war debts. It’s the price of their liberation from the clutches of the French and the Americans. Your country continues to destroy Asian lives today through its bombings on countries in the Middle East and sanctions on countries like the DPRK, Afghanistan, and Iran. When you and your sexpat friends die, some of that money will be returned to Asian hands. Your Asian widow will spend that money improving her own life and the lives of her family. In the absence of reparations, I critically support the looting of sexpats for our own gain. Asian people are survivors. We’re simply helping ourselves to a little bit of that wealth you stole from our people.

Somehow she skips the Japanese, Chinese, Thai etc wars Vietnam had as well. Apparently they were ok because they had slanty eyes as well…

Followed by a ” oh shit” moment…

Note to readers: I don’t want to imply in any way that Asian women are gold diggers, nor to encourage these kinds of marriages as “good”. This specific anecdote is from my own experience, where I wanted to highlight the material conditions that push Asian women into marriages with much older white men in imperialist countries. While they are obviously the victims of imperialism, I also want to push back on the narrative that Asian women are solely victims lacking agency. Many women in these highly exploitative, unbalanced marriages indeed have their own plans to draw benefit for themselves and their families. Each dead sexpat can provide the wealth to sustain a number of working class Asian family members as we fight to survive in a white supremacist world.

Now to sit back and watch as Dot, lured by the scent of bitter, bitter tears, empty boxes of cask wine and soiled cat litter stumbles into the trap..

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 23, 2022 1:18 pm

Dessau of course wanted to board first so everyone had to walk past her and see this is the important person who everyone had to wait for.

Her official bio makes no mention of these slight annoyances, at Wiki:

In August 2016, Dessau was embroiled in an expenses scandal, which saw her personally repay the expenses of lunches at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant (Pétrus) and Harrods, which had originally been paid by the Victorian taxpayer. In 2016, the level of expenses for capital works and ongoing maintenance requested by Dessau were alleged to be excessive, and a former Government House employee told the Herald Sun that the working environment there was “toxic”.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 23, 2022 1:20 pm

JCsays:
September 23, 2022 at 1:09 pm

So you helped them about that strong , but loose association of course. Got it.

Sorry, where did that come from?

Zipster
Zipster
September 23, 2022 1:23 pm
Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 1:25 pm

rickwsays:
September 23, 2022 at 1:10 pm
Beijing is not a regional threat but a global one.

If they run wars like they run projects we’re pretty safe.

You mean by just chucking bodies at it?

I dont think we are safe. They have 1.2 billion.

cohenite
September 23, 2022 1:26 pm

Albert Einstein dismantled Newtonian Physics in less than 760 words.

Albert created a new physics. Poor old Newton is still in there eating apples.

Cute owls.

Dot
Dot
September 23, 2022 1:27 pm

Gee, marry a white western “woman”?

Yeah, sounds like a real treat.

I’d rather try the Smith and Wesson retirement plan than end up married with a a woman who takes advice from:

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The thoughts of a Chinese American Marxist Leninist stuck in the empire

What a pathetic loser. Get a real job you fuckwit.

Dot
Dot
September 23, 2022 1:27 pm

a woman

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 1:29 pm

Zipstersays:
September 23, 2022 at 1:23 pm
An Indian perspective
Possibly, NATO’s last ever military misadventure

Contrary to Western belief, most of the world hates them and their LGBT woke bullshit. They are just biding their time until the US is weaker. BRICS is part of this process.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 23, 2022 1:32 pm

I always rely solely on one off comments by random German politicians about future world events.
It’s perfectly rational.

Yes it is, random German pollies have been causing mayhem for quite a while now.
No let up appears to be in prospect anytime soon.

Uniper: Germany Nationalises Largest Gas Importer (21 Sep)

Similar calls in the US and UK. Looks awfully like a planned strategy, although we’ll see if the ordinary people swallow it or not.

Collapse of energy, food, transportation systems prompt calls for government nationalization of industries – Echoes 1930s push for Great Reset style reforms (21 Sep)

Kneel
Kneel
September 23, 2022 1:32 pm

” Biden is evil. He may be gaga but that evil is still there…”

It’s enough to make you wonder if he walks off-stage after a speech and says “Did they buy it?”, then rubs his hands together and twirls his metaphorical mustache, before saying “Fools! If I can’t rule the USA, then I’ll destroy it – bwahaha! Epstein Island – bah! I’m going to own Martha’s Vineyard and declare my own country. Make sure that artillery piece and the tactical nukes are at my summer house by next week, or there’ll be trouble! Now – where’s my strawberry daiquiri and smoked salmon nibbly things?”

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 23, 2022 1:33 pm

What a pathetic loser. Get a real job you fuckwit.

Come on dot, why dont you man up and take one for the team, wife her properly.

The list of the other articles extolling the virtues of Cuba, China etc and decrying the lies the Ughiers tell about genocide are awesome as well.

Dot
Dot
September 23, 2022 1:34 pm

India is just as woke.

Dark coloured Indians need to check their privilege, constantly.
Men must respecc wahmen so it’s cool to force men into marriage at gun point.
Trees and otters and other critters are more important than human life.

Very woke, believe me.

rickw
rickw
September 23, 2022 1:37 pm

Local media reported that officers were exploring potential links to Nordic far-right groups and that the police were the central target.

Police worldwide have been “playing stupid games”. They have a much more serious problem though than this, if they find themselves in trouble, very low chance of the general public intervening on their side.

When your ranks are full of nasty betas and angry fat lesbians, my guess is that you are very likely to need public help.

Dot
Dot
September 23, 2022 1:40 pm

I had a friend who married the daughter of a NVA general. (His second failed marriage).

His parents were lunar left, but I didn’t know how much they were committed to the cause!

Laughably, both sets of parents are probably wealthier than most families in Mosman.

(My mates Mum was from olde money and incidentally looked like Natalie Imbruglia when she was young – yes she was a model in swinging London. Her family were very establishment, Sandringham, British India posts, etc).

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 1:47 pm

It’s time for people to admit that the main stream media’s job is to not tell you the truth.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
September 23, 2022 1:48 pm

Friday mirth from Westprint Maps.

Later in life

I used to be able to do cartwheels. Now I tip over putting on my underwear.

I told my wife she should embrace her mistakes… so she hugged me.

My wife says I only have 2 faults. I don’t listen and something else….

At my funeral, take the bouquet off my coffin and throw it into the crowd to see who is next.

I thought growing old would take longer.

I came, I saw, I forgot what I was doing Retraced my steps, got lost on the way back. Now I have no idea what’s going on.

I think the reason we are born with two hands is so we can pet two dogs at once.

Day 12 without chocolate. Lost hearing in my left eye.

Scientists say the universe is made up of protons, neutrons and electrons. They forgot to mention morons.

The adult version of “head, shoulders, knees and toes” is “wallet, glasses, keys and phone.”

A dog accepts you as the boss… a cat wants to see your resume.

Oops…. did I roll my eyes out loud?

Life is too short to waste time matching socks.

Wi-fi went down for five minutes, so I had to talk to my family. They seem like nice people.

If you see me talking to myself, just move along. I’m self-employed; we’re having a staff meeting.

I won’t be impressed with technology until I can download food.

My doctor asked if anyone in my family suffers from mental illness. I said, “No, we all seem to enjoy it.”

I really don’t mind getting old, but my body is having a major fit.

Project Manager…because Miracle Worker isn’t an official job title.

I told my wife I wanted to be cremated. She made me an appointment for Tuesday.

Measure once, cuss twice..

I don’t care who dies in a movie, as long as the dog lives.

The world’s best antidepressant has 4 legs, a wagging tail and comes with unconditional love.

Love is how excited your dog gets when you come home.

I’ve reached the age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me.

If you’re happy and you know it, it’s your medication.

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 1:49 pm

The Woke HomoGlobo(TM) media are shitting their collective pants over a potential Giorgia Meloni win.

bespoke
bespoke
September 23, 2022 1:53 pm

My doctor asked if anyone in my family suffers from mental illness. I said, “No, we all seem to enjoy it.”

Funny because it’s true.

Cheers Mak

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 23, 2022 1:57 pm

The Woke HomoGlobo(TM) media are shitting their collective pants over a potential Giorgia Meloni win.

Who do you think has more security services assets directed at them.

a: Beardie weirdie bombers and chicken truck drivers.
b: Any remotely right of center politician who might be against globohomo.

Id expect the well worn path of “moderated her views once in office” (eg: shown her browser history and the “private” stuff she kept on her laptop)

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 23, 2022 1:58 pm

Opinion

Is it time to give Putin an off-ramp?

The Russian president’s nuclear threats have changed the acceptable cost of his defeat. It may be repugnant but necessary to make some concessions to him.

Clive Crook – Political commentator

From the outset of Russia’s war on Ukraine, the crucial question hasn’t changed: Can Vladimir Putin be defeated at an acceptable cost?

Despite all we now know about Russia’s military incompetence and the courage and skill of Ukraine’s forces, the answer is still uncertain.

This leads to an uncomfortable conclusion, one that President Joe Biden showed no trace of understanding in his speech at the United Nations on Wednesday: planning for the end of this conflict needs to weigh outcomes that are disappointing, even disgraceful, for the sake of avoiding those that are catastrophic.

The idea of an off-ramp for Putin strikes many as repugnant – and now, for good measure, entirely unnecessary. Ukraine is winning! Why help Russia snatch so much as a partial victory from the jaws of defeat?

The “Ukraine must win” chorus never clearly sets out what Russia’s defeat really involves.

Perhaps it means that Russia is pushed back behind its pre-2014 borders and then just comes to terms with it.

Or maybe Putin’s humiliation causes domestic opposition to explode, and he’s removed; his successor is someone the West can do business with; Russia’s claims to superpower status collapse; and its demotion to second-tier status is acknowledged and accepted by Moscow.

All good stuff, to be sure, and nothing is impossible. But, to put it mildly, these futures aren’t assured.

Thinking about Armageddon

As governments gathered for the UN meeting, Putin announced his intention to prolong the war with a “partial mobilisation” that in due course will field another 300,000 soldiers.

And he underlined his threat to use nuclear weapons: “Russia will use all the instruments at its disposal to counter a threat against its territorial integrity. This is not a bluff.”

Soon that notion of territorial integrity might include areas Russia currently occupies and intends to annex.

I keep reading that one should be aware of Putin’s nuclear threats but not intimidated by them. Call me a coward, but I find it difficult to think about Armageddon without being a little intimidated – and I ask the same of my political leaders.

What’s needed now is a settlement that lets Putin claim a victory that everybody else understands to be a defeat.

If at all possible, it’s better to avoid than invite mass death and destruction. Of course, simply surrendering in the face of such threats would assure defeat – but one can be rationally intimidated, and respond accordingly, without surrendering.

That’s what mutually assured destruction is supposed to mean.

Am I exaggerating the danger? Won’t Putin be deterred from using nuclear weapons if he’s threatened with a proportionately drastic response?

Again, maybe – but what’s the deterrent, exactly? It’s hard to see how sanctions could be made much tougher, not least because they’re already causing great damage beyond Russia.

Having gone to such lengths to support Ukraine without putting any of its own forces at risk, can the United States credibly threaten (as some advise) to attack Russia in response to a tactical nuclear strike – let alone credibly threaten a nuclear response?

Supposing the threats and counter-threats evolve in that direction, I note a worrisome dissonance in much of the analysis of Putin’s calculations.

His attack on Ukraine was judged to be not just deplorable but also reckless. Yet he is expected to parse the pros and cons of “escalating to de-escalate” as prudence demands. What could possibly go wrong?

Ukraine’s remarkable battlefield successes create an opening to bring the war to a close without running these extraordinary risks. What’s needed now is a settlement that lets Putin claim a victory that everybody else understands to be a defeat.

This could emerge from negotiations in a variety of different forms. But imagine, to begin with, a ceasefire that set borders according to current battle lines, with a longer-term outcome that ceded some territory to Russia while admitting most of today’s Ukraine into NATO.

Until recently, Putin would have deemed this unacceptable. Now it might not look so bad.

Of course, Ukraine and its most ardent supporters would hate it too. Rewarding Russia’s hostility with territory and sustaining Putin in power seem unconscionable.

But it has been a grave mistake throughout for the US and its friends to defer as much as they have to Ukraine’s judgment of what’s at stake and how much risk to run. Ukraine’s interests and calculations of warranted sacrifice are aligned with those of the West, but not identical to them.

Most of the world would see a negotiated outcome not as Ukraine might, but as a salutary defeat for Russia.

The suggestion that Putin would simply pause, gather strength, and then renew his wars of expansion in pursuit of Greater Russia is a stretch. The course of the war has underlined the limits of Russia’s power, tested the patience of its allies, and cemented the capacity of the West to challenge its actions.

The total humiliation of Putin, or his removal from power, isn’t necessary to drive this home.

Accepting this deeply unsatisfying result would reduce the risk of a catastrophic wider conflict. It’s a price worth paying.

Bloomberg Opinion

Clive Crook is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He was chief Washington commentator for the Financial Times, a correspondent and editor for the Economist and a senior editor at the Atlantic.

rosie
rosie
September 23, 2022 1:59 pm

I understand that some people can’t help themselves when it comes to making ill-informed retorts to my comments, but what I said is apparently factual.
Try googling ‘German politician 24th September’.
Eg
“A German politician’s speech has spawned a wave of baseless conspiracy theories about September 24.”

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 2:01 pm
Morsie
Morsie
September 23, 2022 2:02 pm

I was quite shocked at the time of 9 11.I was at a party with a lot of Chinese people mainly Taiwanese or Malay Chinese.
The general feeling expressed quite forcibly by some was that the US had it coming.
No sympathy at all.
I suspect that this view was quite widespread.As mentioned above BRICS is a manifestation of the anti US feeling out there.

JC
JC
September 23, 2022 2:02 pm

Cronkite
Can I respond to a few of the points:

1 Previous levels of CO2 were much higher than today and correlated with temperatures higher, the same and lower than today.

Previous as in when? How can we reliably and accurately surmise this when we’re talking about tiny movements presently for which there was no precise data say at the beginning of the Holocene?

2 Movements of CO2 do not correlate with movements in temperature; during the 20th Century from 1940-1976 CO2 increased but temperatures dropped; the same from 1998. Generally, throughout geologic history CO2 follows temperature movements.

Can you prove this. Also, how do we know there weren’t any other factors that were impacting?

3 According to the IPCC the Climate sensitivity of a doubling of CO2 will result in a temperature increase of 3.2C. Since 1900 CO2 has increased 40% which should have produced a temperature increase of 1.3C. However temperature has only increased by 0.7C. Of that 0.7C increase solar influence has been 0.1-0.4C and natural variation at least 0.3C.

Explain in some details what has been the solar influence and how has it been measured?

4 The mechanism by which CO2 causes heating has never been adequately explained.

Is C02 a greenhouse gas or not? Detail please.

5 Optical depth, which is as good a measure of the ‘greenhouse’ effect as any, has not increased in 60 years of measurement.

Is it the only marker or one of many? Which others are there? Going back to Uncle Fester’s chart, snowfall hasn’t recovered to the preceding 25 years albeit it’s flatlined.

6 The amount of radiation leaving from the top of the atmosphere has increased which means CO2 is not trapping heat.

Why would the heat be trapped only at the top and not somewhat below. Why is this a good marker and what are the others?

7 Solar radiation at the surface increased during the crucial period of AGW warming from 1983-2001 and this by itself can explain the warming which took place during this period.

Any detailed evidence for this?

8 Clouds are a negative feedback which means they are a brake to any warming.

So what? Are there more or less clouds than usual on average? What’s the point?

9 Water vapour has not increased as required by AGW theory.

Evidence please

10 The Medieval Warming Period was at least as warm as today which means that the centre-piece of AGW, the hockey-stick, is wrong.

The hockey stick was complete bullshit and we most certainly have no idea of previous temps otherwise the hockey may have a point. Stay away from this one as it makes zero sense.

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 2:03 pm

The WEF is committed to a totalising world view, so every problem will be solved by more globalisation, more migration, more universal regulation, more destruction of tradition.

rickw
rickw
September 23, 2022 2:04 pm

The Woke HomoGlobo(TM) media are shitting their collective pants over a potential Giorgia Meloni win.

Propaganda has an expiry date.

2dogs
2dogs
September 23, 2022 2:05 pm

Does he realise he goes from manslaughter to a hate crime murder?

When ever has it been found a hate crime if the target was right wing?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 23, 2022 2:10 pm

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Timothy Neilsonsays:

September 23, 2022 at 1:16 pm

JCsays:
September 23, 2022 at 12:31 pm

Sorry, overlooked responding to this.

Do I have to explicitly tell him not to pass it on?

If you’re worried that I passed your email address on to anyone I can assure you I haven’t. That would be wrongful.

I can’t speak for JC, but that certainly wasn’t the thrust of my question?
I didn’t ask “Did you pass it on?”
I was asking, “When a person contacts a professional services firm for advice, do they have to explicitly state the limitations on the use of their contact details?”
I think the answer is no.
So what are the limits, either set down in privacy law, or by professional ethical standards?
I suspect subsequent contact is not verboten per se, but I think the subject matter would have to be carefully considered.
Example:

“Hi JC, Just reaching out to see if you are still in need of advice re yada, yada, yada. Please feel free to call should you need anything.
Warmish regards,
TN.”

Tick. No probs.
But anything of a private nature might be considered to be a bit of a foot fault.

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 2:10 pm

3 months after US federal regulators okayed the Covid vaccine for those children under 5, more than 98% of children have NOT actually been fully vaccinated. Parents have overwhelmingly rejected shots for this age group. That’s a win

https://twitter.com/freethought202/status/1573132873540206593?cxt=HHwWgoDU_e-A8tQrAAAA

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 2:12 pm

I don’t want to be the resident conspiracy nutter on this site (read “St Ruth”) but I can’t help thinking that the world is being pushed toward nuclear conflict thanks to PedoJoe’s “affinity” (read “business dollars”) with Ukraine coupled with the fact he prolly really does believe Putin got Trump elected…

Oh come on
Oh come on
September 23, 2022 2:15 pm

Does anyone believe the allegations of racism Eddie Betts made?

Betts confessed that he continues to encounter intolerance, declaring that he doesn’t feel like he belongs in Australia.

“I find myself being followed by security guards in a shop,” he said.
This year, I was in a pool. And the lifeguard came up to me and told me that I needed to get out of the pool. I was holding my kid, my baby in my hand.

“I found out that two old white elderly people told the lifeguard to tell me to get out of the pool because I was making their grandchild uncomfortable.

I call bullshit on the pool allegation. He either made it up entirely, or there’s additional context he’s leaving out. It’s such a stereotypical racist encounter – get outta tha pool, boy! Yer kind ain’t welcome ’round herr. I mean, come ON. If you built a time machine, Eddie, why did you choose to travel back to the 1950s antebellum south? Surely there’d be more interesting places and periods in history to witness?

As for being followed around a shop – more likely to be true, but even then I’d like to know the context. If he’s in a shop in a rough neighbourhood or town, it’s possible. But he really ought to know why.

Just over 20 years ago and fresh out of year 12, I got my first real job in a large, busy bottle shop in a rough neighbourhood (Midland, for the Sandgropers. Say no more). It was an eye-opener for a middle class, private school kid. We sold a lotta booze to people from all walks of life – we had a huge wine range at very sharp prices so loads of big dollar wine buyers, lots of wealthy farmers who would fill up their new VX Landcruisers with cartons of beer, premix and boxes of spirits before driving back to their Wheatbelt properties. Also plenty of regular people, and of course Midland’s charming welfare-funded/criminal community – a large proportion of this cohort being Aboriginal.

You could split the vast majority of the Aboriginal customers into three main groups: the law-abiding, employed/employable people, the city-raised criminal types and the park drinkers. It was easy to tell the difference between the three. The law-abiding, employed Aboriginal customers talked, dressed and conducted themselves in the way law-abiding, employed/employable people did. The city-raised criminal types conducted themselves in the way non-Aboriginal city-raised criminal types did. There were plenty of this type in Midland (probably still are but I don’t go to that shithole anymore), Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal alike. You needed to keep a close eye on them – especially when they were in the spirit aisles.

The park drinkers were an easily identifiable bunch. They stank, they wore raggedy clothes, they spoke very little and were difficult to understand when they did speak, they usually travelled in groups who waited outside the shop bar one sent in to buy the inevitable bags of goon with a fistful of notes and coins (except on pension day, when it was all crisp pineapples fresh from the ATM and requests to call taxis etc).

The thing about the park drinkers was that you *had* to follow them around the shop – and be seen by them to be watching them – otherwise they *would* try to steal stuff. I saw this over and over. As a relatively sheltered private school educated 18yo, I bristled inwardly when I was told I had to trail the park drinkers around the store – so racist! At first, I pretended to do it if I was being watched myself, but if I wasn’t, I didn’t do it. But I discreetly watched them. And *every freaking time* they weren’t openly ‘escorted’ around the store by a staff member, they would stuff bottles and cans down pants or in bags or prams before coming up to the counter to buy their box of fruity lexia. Was I supposed to deny this plainly obvious reality in order not to be racist?

But I’d be surprised if Eddie Betts could be confused for a park drinker by a shopkeeper who has to make split second profiling decisions of the people who enter their store in order to protect their stock. Some of the people I worked with were racist as hell when it came to Aboriginal customers and weren’t that smart – they would unnecessarily trail Aboriginal blokes who had pretty clearly (to me, anyway) just knocked off their manual labour job and thus looked a bit scruffy, but had no criminal intentions. Of course that was wrong and I would be pissed off if I were in their shoes.

But there were loads of Aboriginal customers that no one followed around or kept an eye on – and for the same reasons why non-Aboriginal customers weren’t followed around or kept an eye on – their appearance, their age and the way they carried themselves suggested they weren’t shoplifting types.

Of course, the art of judging the intentions of the various people who enter a shop is far from perfect – some are better at it than others, and prejudice can play a role. Young people in particular are often regarded with suspicion merely because they are young. But mostly it’s pretty easy to spot light fingered types.

I don’t deny that, if I walked into a shop, I’m less likely to be regarded as suspicious by the staff than an Aboriginal man who is otherwise identical to me in other respects. With that said, the Aboriginal me is still very unlikely to be regarded as suspicious. Far less likely than the 21yo me.

And yet, mistakes are made – a while back, I was amused to note I was being shadowed by a security guard whilst browsing at JB Hi-fi – have absolutely no idea why I was receiving this attention, not that it bothered me. Kinda made me feel young again, when I would not infrequently be tailed by staff in shops. Looking at Eddie Betts, I’d be surprised if him being monitored by a security guard while shopping was anything more than an aberration, much like I experienced at JB Hi-Fi.

Point is, if someone like Betts walks into a store, it’s highly unlikely he’s going to arouse suspicion solely because he’s Aboriginal. There’s almost always going to be something else at play as well, such as being young or being dressed like a dero or a gangster or sketchy behaviour. However, if you believe Australia is a terribly racist place, as Betts apparently does, an aberrant event can easily confirm that belief – a mistaken belief in my view, but a sincere one.

Alternatively, Betts could be talking a load of bullshit about his in-store drama. Maybe it’s as phony as the public swimming pool outrage he described. Either way, he’s mining the rich vein of white guilt in Australia, and production is booming. I really hate this shit.

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 2:15 pm

Lysandersays:
September 23, 2022 at 2:12 pm
I don’t want to be the resident conspiracy nutter on this site (read “St Ruth”) but I can’t help thinking that the world is being pushed toward nuclear conflict thanks to PedoJoe’s “affinity” (read “business dollars”) with Ukraine coupled with the fact he prolly really does believe Putin got Trump elected…

That isn’t a conspiracy.

rickw
rickw
September 23, 2022 2:15 pm

Explain in some details what has been the solar influence and how has it been measured?

Solar influence?

If it wasn’t for the Sun this joint would be a frozen lifeless rock.

Solar doesn’t “influence”. It drives the whole thing.

To suppose that a colourless and odourless gas has significant influence is an utter failure of logic.

Fundamentally, the burden of proof should not be on those claiming that AGW is BS, but rather those claiming that AGW is real.

The fact that the “system” is essentially stable around conditions which are generally habitual is evidenced by the fact that we’re all here.

Johnny Rotten
September 23, 2022 2:27 pm

Two old Yorkshiremen, Ted and Frank, have been mates for as long as either can remember.

They are now both in their nineties and throughout their friendship they have shared a love of cricket, both as players in their youth and now as devoted spectators.

One day while they are sitting at Headingley watching a county game, Ted turns to Frank and says “You know Frank, me and thee have been friends for more than eighty years and we’ve enjoyed our cricket all that time”. “Aye” replies Frank.

“Well” Ted continues “we’ve both had a decent innings and are now getting towards the point where we’ve got to carry our bat for the last dignified walk back to the pavilion”. Aye” replies Frank.

“Do you think they have cricket in Heaven?” asks Ted. Frank says “I don’t know, lad. But if one of us takes the walk to the pavilion before the other, let’s promise that if it’s at all possible, we will come back and let the other know”. “Sounds good to me” says Frank.

A couple of months later Ted gets ill and unfortunately a few days later takes the long walk back to the pavilion.

About a week after Ted dies, Frank is asleep in bed and is woken by a voice he recognises as his old deceased mate.

Franks says “Ted, is it thee?” “Aye” says Ted. “We agreed that the first one would come back and let the other know if there was cricket in Heaven”. Frank answers “Aye”.

“Well” says Ted “there is some good news and some bad news, which would you like first?”

Frank considers his options for a moment. “I’ll have the good news first, please”.

So Ted starts with the good news “There is test match cricket in Heaven and the weather is always a warm summer afternoon. All of our old friends are here and you have the strength and vitality of your youth so that you can bat and bowl all day without getting tried. And Frank, the afternoon teas are to die for”.

“That’s great” says Frank “but, what’s the bad news then?” Ted replies “You’re opening the batting for us next Monday”.

Johnny Rotten
September 23, 2022 2:29 pm

I will now write down a list of all of the things that I haven’t thought of yet.

– Sunny Shoe

No relation to Sun Tzu

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 2:30 pm

Contrary to the Woke LGBT crowd and their supporters, plants need CO2 to survive and is not a poisonous gas.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 23, 2022 2:32 pm

Holding Ground, Losing War

Douglas Macgregor – Sep 22, 2022

Zelensky’s strategy of defending territory at all costs has been disastrous for Ukraine.

At the end of 1942, when the Wehrmacht could advance no further east, Hitler switched German ground forces from an “enemy force-oriented” strategy to a “ground-holding” strategy. Hitler demanded that his armies defend vast, largely empty and irrelevant stretches of Soviet territory.

“Holding ground” not only robbed the German military of its ability to exercise operational discretion, and, above all, to outmaneuver the slow, methodical Soviet opponent; holding ground also pushed German logistics to the breaking point. When holding ground was combined with endless counterattacks to retake useless territory, the Wehrmacht was sentenced to slow, grinding destruction.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, (presumably with the advice of his U.S. and British military advisors), has also adopted a strategy of holding ground in Eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian forces immobilized themselves inside urban areas, and prepared defenses. As a result, Ukrainian forces turned urban centers into fortifications for what became “last stands.” Sensible withdrawals from cities like Mariupol that might have saved many of Ukraine’s best troops were forbidden. Russian forces responded by methodically isolating and crushing the defenders left with no possibility of either escape or rescue by other Ukrainian forces.

Moscow’s determination to destroy Ukrainian forces at the least cost to Russian lives prevailed. Ukrainian casualties were always heavier than reported from the moment Russian troops crossed into Eastern Ukraine, but now, thanks to the recent failure of Ukrainian counterattacks in the Kherson region, they’ve reached horrific levels that are impossible to conceal. Casualty rates have reached 20,000 killed or wounded a month.

Despite the addition of 126 howitzers, 800,000 rounds of artillery rounds, and HIMARS (U.S. rocket artillery), months of hard fighting are eroding the foundations of Ukraine’s ground strength. In the face of this disaster, Zelensky continues to order counterattacks to re-take territory as a means of demonstrating that Ukraine’s strategic position vis-à-vis Russia is not as hopeless as it seems.

The recent Ukrainian advance to the town of Izium, the link between Donbas and Kharkiv, seemed like a gift to Kiev. U.S. satellite arrays undoubtedly provided Ukrainians with a real-time picture of the area showing that Russian forces west of Izium numbered less than 2,000 light troops (the equivalent of paramilitary police, e.g., SWAT and airborne infantry).

The Russian command opted to withdraw its small force from the area that is roughly 1 percent of formerly Ukrainian territory currently under Russian control. However, the price for Kiev’s propaganda victory was high—depending on the source, an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 Ukrainian troops were killed or wounded in a flat, open area that Russian artillery, rockets, and air strikes turned into a killing field.

Given Washington’s inability to end the war in Ukraine with the defeat of Russian arms, it seems certain that the Beltway will try instead to turn the ruins of the Ukrainian state into an open wound in Russia’s side that will never heal. From the beginning, the problem with this approach was that Russia always had the resources to dramatically escalate the fighting and end the fighting in Ukraine on very harsh terms. Escalation is now in progress.

In a public statement that should not surprise anyone, President Putin announced the partial mobilization of 300,000 reservists. Many of these men will replace regular Russian Army forces in other parts of Russia and release them for operations in Ukraine. Other reservists will augment the Russian units already committed in Eastern Ukraine.

Washington always mistook Putin’s readiness to negotiate and limit the scope and destructiveness of the campaign in Ukraine as evidence of weakness, when it was clear that Putin’s aims were always restricted to the elimination of the NATO threat to Russia in Eastern Ukraine. Washington’s strategy of exploiting the conflict to sell F-35 fighter jets to Germany—along with large numbers of missiles, rockets, and radars to Central and East European allied governments—is now backfiring.

The defense establishment has a long record of success in tranquilizing American voters with meaningless clichés. As conditions favorable to Moscow develop in Eastern Ukraine and the Russian position in the world grows stronger, Washington confronts a stark choice: Talk about having successfully “degraded Russian power” in Ukraine and scale back its actions. Or risk a regional war with Russia that will engulf Europe.

In Europe, however, Washington’s war with Moscow is more than just an unpleasant subject. Germany’s economy is on the brink of collapse. German industries and households are starved for energy that grows more expensive with each passing week. American investors are concerned because the historical record indicates that Germany’s economic performance is often the harbinger of hard economic times in the U.S.

More important, social cohesion in European States, especially in France, and Germany, is fragile. Berlin’s police force is reportedly drawing up contingency plans to cope with rioting and looting during the winter months if the “multi-cultural” city’s energy grid collapses. Discontent is growing making it quite plausible that governments in Germany, France, and Great Britain will likely follow the path of their colleagues in Stockholm and Rome, who lost or will lose power to right-of-center coalitions.

As of this date, Kiev continues to oblige Moscow by impaling Ukraine’s last reserves of manpower on Russian defenses. Washington, insists President Biden, will support Ukraine “as long as it takes.” But if Washington continues to drain America’s strategic oil reserve, and ship American war stocks to Ukraine, the ability to protect and provision the United States will compete with supporting Ukraine.

Russia already controls the territory that produces 95 percent of Ukrainian GDP. It has no need to press further west. At this writing, it seems certain that Moscow will finish its work in Donbas, then, turn its attention to the capture of Odessa, a Russian city that saw terrible atrocities committed by Ukrainian forces against Russian citizens in 2014.

Moscow is in no hurry. The Russians are nothing if not methodical and deliberate. Ukrainian forces are bleeding to death in counterattack after counterattack. Why rush? Moscow can be patient. China, Saudi Arabia, and India are buying Russian oil in rubles. Sanctions are hurting America’s European allies, not Russia. The coming winter will likely do more to alter Europe’s political landscape than any action Moscow might undertake. In Zakopane, a town of 27,000 souls in the extreme South of Poland, the snow is already falling.

Douglas Macgregor, Col. (ret.) is a senior fellow with The American Conservative, the former advisor to the Secretary of Defense in the Trump administration, a decorated combat veteran, and the author of five books.

Johnny Rotten
September 23, 2022 2:32 pm

The fact that the “system” is essentially stable around conditions which are generally habitual is evidenced by the fact that we’re all here.

Yes but not everyone here is all here. The Men in white coats will be along soon to round them all up.

JC
JC
September 23, 2022 2:33 pm

Miranda Devine, is doing an incredibly good job of exposing corruption in the highest levels of the US government at the NY Post.

She’s great value.

P
P
September 23, 2022 2:36 pm

Campaigning as a Catholic Mother, Giorgia Meloni Could Be Italy’s First Woman Prime Minister

It might seem blasé to emphasize that a 45-year-old Italian politician is a Catholic mother, but this identity has been a central part of Giorgia Meloni’s campaign — and appeal — as she leads the conservative Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d’Italia, known by the acronym FdI) political party to anticipated victory in national elections on Sept. 25.

bespoke
bespoke
September 23, 2022 2:39 pm

Oco

Lost the link. But the ABC had list of coincidental every day occurrences dressed up as racism. Such as going back and checking if your car is locked.
I wonder if the author would be so ‘enlightened’ walking the streets of Johannesburg.

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 2:41 pm

OldOzziesays:
September 23, 2022 at 2:32 pm
Holding Ground, Losing War

You’re still swallowing Western propaganda.

Zelesnky is not in charge of anything. A simple moment of thinking for yourself will reveal who really is running the show.

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 2:44 pm

How about that hey.

In Victoria, the Chief of police can allow foreign police force members to police Victorians.

https://twitter.com/XANADU73/status/1572796490011275264/photo/1

bespoke
bespoke
September 23, 2022 2:47 pm

A simple moment of thinking for yourself

Yes the old if you “disagree with me your not thinking for yourself”.

Meh!

rickw
rickw
September 23, 2022 2:50 pm

Brodie Aircraft landing system:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dLJzVxu760

Vicki
Vicki
September 23, 2022 2:50 pm

This is from Asia Times. It shows what we are actually facing as a result of short sighted and unrealistic oversight of the war in Ukraine. It is also a reality check on the crowing in the West that they have halted the Russian bear, let alone China:

Vostok 2022: the military convergence of Eurasia

Asia Times, Sept 22, 2022

“The actual centerpiece of the military show was the strong participation of the Chinese forces”

Although a considerable number of purveyors of the old order would want us to believe that the most important developments that will significantly impact the world we know are associated with the largely insignificant military offensive recently carried out (as Scott Ritter put it) by a “NATO army manned by Ukrainians” in Kharkiv, this cannot be further from the truth – if we accept a much broader outlook than the one offered by Western parochialism.

In fact, while a large part of the Western world was cheering the Pyrrhic victory that serves as a catalyst to escalate further the conflict that has been initiated by US neocons and has been successfully protracted by Washington and its vassals, the rest of the world was paying close attention to the military exercises that took place early this month in Russia.

The Vostok 2022 drills ran from September 1 to 7. They were conducted under the command of the chief of Russia’s General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, at nine training grounds in the territory of the Eastern Military District, as well as maritime and costal zones of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan.

The purpose of the war games, as the Defense Ministry emphasized in a statement, was “to ensure military security of the Russian Federation and its allies.”

“Today, soldiers and officers of 10 states are standing in a single formation, and a total of 14 countries are taking part in the exercise,” said Deputy Russian Defense Minister Colonel-General Yunus-Bek Yevkurov at the opening ceremony at the Sergeyevsky training ground in the Primorsky Region.

“Tens of thousands of servicemen and thousands of units of equipment are performing combat training missions according to a single plan at nine training grounds in real time.”

So what were these states? Well, participants of the maneuvers included Armenia, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Syria, Nicaragua, Laos, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, China, India and, of course, Russia.

Some are members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). In total, they accounted for more than 50,000 servicemen and women who were training in accordance with the 1996 Treaty on Military Confidence-Building Measures.

But let us be honest, the actual centerpiece of the military show was the participation of the Chinese forces, which formed the second-largest contingent of the participating parties. While the Middle Kingdom has participated in Russian strategic war games four times so far, notably, this was the second time the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) took part in the Vostok drills, and for the first time, it was represented at the exercises by its ground, naval and air force branches.

In a manifestation of deepening combat coordination between two powers, the navies of the Russian Pacific Fleet and PLA joined forces in sea ranges in the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk on September 2 with the aim of practicing the defense of sea lanes and areas of maritime economic activity and assist ground forces in maritime directions – with a particular emphasis put on a threat posed by the US in the region (something that was clearly laid out in Moscow’s new Naval Doctrine that I analyzed in detail at Asia Times).

What was the result? “The Pacific Fleet’s naval groups successfully accomplished missile and artillery firings against aerial targets,” Russia’s Defense Ministry announced the same day. And all of this was in defiance of Japanese objections to holding drills near the southern Kuril Islands.

However, the main phase of this year’s Vostok chapter took place on September 6 when, as Reuters reported, “Smiling Putin” arrived at the Sergeyevsky training ground in the Primorye Region. The Russian president joined Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and the chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Valery Gerasimov (including more than 170 observers from 35 countries), to watch the military exercises in person.

The joint strategic operation that involved an international coalition group consisting of troops from Russia, China, India, Belarus, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Armenia and Algeria was divided into three stages and was crowned with the defeat of the hypothetical enemy.

Since it is believed that “Washington plans to gain military strategic supremacy in the Asia-Pacific region” at the expense of Moscow and Beijing, those two countries are growing even closer together in a military, economic and diplomatic sense.

This has been recently proved in the Pacific Ocean, where the two countries held joint patrols – and all of this amid the first meeting since the Covid-19 outbreak between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

“The tasks of the patrols involve the strengthening of naval cooperation between Russia and China, upholding peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, coastal monitoring and safeguarding Russian and Chinese nautical economic sites,” reads the Russian Defense Ministry’s statement.

Adding ever-growing tensions in Ukraine and Taiwan, it is hard to disagree with Henry Kissinger, who believes “We are at the edge of war with Russia and China on issues which we partly created.”

With no hope in the immediate future to “split them off and turn them against each other,” the collective West has two choices: It can either listen to Kissinger and not “accelerate the tensions and … create options,” or it can risk a two-front war that would in effect pit “America against the resources of nearly half of the Eurasian landmass,” as former US diplomat A Wess Mitchell warned in The National Interest magazine last year.

The correct answer to this question will determine whether human civilization will survive or perish in a war the scope of which the world has never seen before.

The last two paragraphs of this article are strong words.

The last sentence implies that the “west” risks a second war if they don’t come to the negotiating table with the countries leading the Vostok 2022 drills.

The primary question is – how is the “west” (NATO? WEF? UN?) going to respond? How is the USA going to respond?

The second question – how serious is this threat and what are the implications of The Vostok 2022 drills. Is this truly a threat to the (new…) world order?

MatrixTransform
September 23, 2022 2:51 pm

I can’t speak for JC, but that certainly wasn’t the thrust of my question?

no, the thrust of your question
if it can be called a question
was to deliver a veiled threat

another dog act

custard
custard
September 23, 2022 2:54 pm

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/culture-wars-podcast/id1478993236?i=1000580095111.

77 years mentioned at 24:30 and on. Speaker has written extensively on subject, and evidence probably in his books/ articles.

E.Michael Jones

Johnny Rotten
September 23, 2022 3:00 pm

Our teacher asked what my favourite animal was, and I said “Fried chicken”.

She said I wasn’t funny, but she couldn’t have been right, because everyone else laughed.

My parents told me to always tell the truth. I did. Fried chicken is my favourite animal.

I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA.

He said they love animals very much. I do, too. Especially chicken, pork and beef.

Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal’s office. I told him what happened, and he laughed, too. Then he told me not to do it again.

The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favourite live animal was. I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, so I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken.

She sent me back to the principal’s office. He laughed, and told me not to do it again.

I don’t understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn’t like it when I am.

Today, my teacher asked us to tell her what famous person we admire most.

I told her “Colonel Sanders”.

Guess where I am now…

Cassie of Sydney
September 23, 2022 3:02 pm

“E.Michael Jones”

E Michael Jones is a notorious anti-Semite who routinely smears Jews and claims Jews are behind and run the pornography industry.

Enough. Get some sunlight Custard, you need it.

local oaf
September 23, 2022 3:02 pm

It’s time for people to admit that the main stream media’s job is to not tell you the truth.

Their job is to get us to accept what their owners want to do to us.

bespoke
bespoke
September 23, 2022 3:03 pm

custard
1800 011 511

Dot
Dot
September 23, 2022 3:04 pm

“E.Michael Jones”

It’s too late.

RIP Custard’s brain.

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 3:05 pm

local oafsays:
September 23, 2022 at 3:02 pm
It’s time for people to admit that the main stream media’s job is to not tell you the truth.

Their job is to get us to accept what their owners want to do to us.

Reminds me of that Simpsons episode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nc88_ZEfxg

Dot
Dot
September 23, 2022 3:06 pm

Zelesnky is not in charge of anything. A simple moment of thinking for yourself will reveal who really is running the show.

Yes, Zelensky is in charge.

bespoke
bespoke
September 23, 2022 3:06 pm

It’s too late.

No it’s not, Dot.

Johnny Rotten
September 23, 2022 3:07 pm

bespokesays:
September 23, 2022 at 3:03 pm
custard
1800 011 511

All of our Ladies are busy right now. Please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can………………………………….

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 23, 2022 3:07 pm

In Victoria, the Chief of police can allow foreign police force members to police Victorians.

Razey.

I am aware this will be an unpopular view in some quarters – namely, quarters full of people who believe that China’s various police forces will descend – via commercial airports and the RAAF bases in Darwin and Katherine – en masse, to begin ‘policing’ the citizenry in their own inscrutable style.

Special Constables exist in every State and Territory (I believe) except Tasmania. The reason is that fuckwits cross borders, so the jacks near State and Territory borders are sworn into the jurisdictions on the other side of those borders. If they’re not close enough to the borders they don;t become Special Constables.

For example: In Victoria, right now, right this minute every jack in Mildura, Robinvale, Echuca, Yarrawonga and Wodonga are NSW Special Constables. The NSW jacks in Albury, Moama and whatever barren wasteland lurks north of Mildura are VicJack Inc Special Constables.

In the NT, and because geography is a factor most of the Alice Springs jacks as well as those in Kulgera to the south and Docker River and Kintore to the west are SA and WA Special Constables. The SA jacks in Marla and WA ones in Warakurna are NT Special Constables.

The ‘foreign country’ bits are for individual cops from other countries – Singapore, PNG and sometimes NZ – who are here on secondments.

Aaaaaand so on. None of this is new, nor surprising. I’ll say it again – this has been the case for 70 years or more.

Seriously though, sound off about it as much as you’d like. As custard would say, it might be a marker.
Hiding in plain sight. Secret plans for a globalist takeover by the WEF World Police. Whatever you like.

Start your prepping with cans of chili and dunny roll. Repost screamy twitter warnings from nerds finding sinister developments in absolutely everything because they don’t know what they’re looking at.

Not telling you what to do.

Johnny Rotten
September 23, 2022 3:14 pm

An 85-year-old man is having his annual check-up.

The doctor asks him how he’s feeling. “I’ve got an 18-year-old bride who’s pregnant with my child. What do you think about that?”

The doctor considers this for a moment, and then says “Well, let me tell you a story. I know a guy who’s an avid hunter. He never misses a season. But one day he’s in a bit of a hurry and he accidentally grabs his umbrella instead of his gun. So he’s walking in the woods near a creek and suddenly spots a beaver in some brush in front of him! He raises up his umbrella, points it at the beaver and squeezed the handle. BAM! The beaver drops dead in front of him”.

“That’s impossible!” says the old man in disbelief “Someone else must have shot that beaver!”

The doctor says “My point exactly”.

Gabor
Gabor
September 23, 2022 3:16 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
September 23, 2022 at 12:47 pm

Alleluia! The BHP deposit has just gone into my bank account!

Zulu, not trying to be a spoil sport and am happy for you, but are these announcements of you being well off really necessary?

I’m sure some here are probably as if not more wealthy too but not crowing about it.

Or is it that you live hand to mouth between those dividends?

custard
custard
September 23, 2022 3:17 pm

Is it a sin to criticise Jews? Moses did. Jesus Christ did.

Johnny Rotten
September 23, 2022 3:18 pm

Or is it that you live hand to mouth between those dividends?

OUCH !!!!!!

Black Ball
Black Ball
September 23, 2022 3:18 pm

Mmmyes Kamala, tell me more! Her latest tweet via Tim Blair:

“We invested an additional $12 billion into community banks, because we know community banks are in the community, and understand the needs and desires of that community as well as the talent and capacity of community.”

FMD

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 3:21 pm

A twitter friend asks me “why are all indigenous AFL stars, celebs and pollies not married to their own kind” and “married to whiteys?”

I didn’t want to answer that as I’ve been in twitter gaol a few times now.

However, I did look up Lidia Thorpe and there is no partner, but there are three (“whitey”) kids…

I don’t raise it out of being racist, but hard to hate “the whites” when you’ve elected to marry/sleep with one…

Indolent
Indolent
September 23, 2022 3:22 pm

I was going to say re Zyconolast’s post on German domestic intelligence that I doubt it is any different in the U.S., or here for that matter. And lo and behold.

EXCLUSIVE: DOJ DROPS A BOMB! Admits Federal Government Ran Informants Inside the Oath Keepers on Jan. 6 – Spring This On J6 Attorneys Less than One Week Before Trials

bespoke
bespoke
September 23, 2022 3:22 pm

You are right, Dot. Sorry.

Roger
Roger
September 23, 2022 3:24 pm

I was quite shocked at the time of 9 11.I was at a party with a lot of Chinese people mainly Taiwanese or Malay Chinese. The general feeling expressed quite forcibly by some was that the US had it coming.

I was with some Europeans…the same sentiment was expressed.

Razey
Razey
September 23, 2022 3:25 pm

Anyone who takes the clot shot boosters has fallen for government propaganda.

shatterzzz
September 23, 2022 3:25 pm

Also when I tell them I’m a proud Tomandjeri woman—my great-aunt had a first nations partner
From an article over at Quadrant online ….. 10/10 .. LOL!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 23, 2022 3:25 pm

MatrixTransformsays:

September 23, 2022 at 2:51 pm

I can’t speak for JC, but that certainly wasn’t the thrust of my question?

no, the thrust of your question
if it can be called a question
was to deliver a veiled threat

another dog act

Woof!
And what is the “veiled threat”, pray tell?
I wasn’t aware Dover had appointed you to the role of blog traffic director to arbitrate on what questions are appropriate to be asked.
Tim seems happy to politely engage on the subject, so I am not sure what you add to the debate.
But thanks for reaching out, champ.

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 3:26 pm

Here’s a few names as examples:

-Ernie Dingo
-Buddy Franklin
-Eddie Betts
-Nova Peris (x 3 hubbies)
-Goolagong
-Goodes
-Bonner
-Wanganeen
-Thorpe
-Jetta
-Freeman
-Price

I note Warren Mundine “does not fit.”

local oaf
September 23, 2022 3:27 pm

I don’t want to brag, but I just got a letter from AGl and it tells me that I use enough electricity for 3.5 people.

Me so happy 🙂

Makka
Makka
September 23, 2022 3:27 pm

The ‘foreign country’ bits are for individual cops from other countries – Singapore, PNG and sometimes NZ – who are here on secondments.

Says who? You? You can prove there are limitations/definitions on exactly what foreign cps this refers to?

Explaining away your arsehole low life cop maaates – again.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
September 23, 2022 3:29 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
September 23, 2022 at 2:10 pm

Is everyone who circulates a meme to people via email addresses that the meme sender has got via being the personally addressed recipient in a work context doing wrong just because those people didn’t expressly consent to receiving a meme?
If someone replies that they’d prefer not to get that kind of thing, sure the meme sender would have to desist.

Johnny Rotten
September 23, 2022 3:29 pm

We have a Class Action on the go now about the Roman Invasions of Britannia. The Vatican for some reason is not taking our phone calls or emails…………………………..

P
P
September 23, 2022 3:30 pm

VP HARRIS TO DEM AGs: “You [are] the truth-tellers to sort out fiction from fact and combat misinformation and disinformation…”

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1573127043302461441

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 23, 2022 3:31 pm

Zulu, not trying to be a spoil sport and am happy for you, but are these announcements of you being well off really necessary?

Gabor, BHP is a widely held stock, held by many “mum and dad” investors, so we don’t know if receipt of a dividend implies extreme wealth.
Zulu might be celebrating a cash drop which buys him a new Roller, or he might be rejoicing that he can have a schnitty and pot at the RSL and buy a six pack of Johnny Walker and Coke on the way home.
Receiving a dividend does not mean he is Twiggy Forrest.

MatrixTransform
September 23, 2022 3:36 pm

And what is the “veiled threat”, pray tell?

you honestly believe that after your recent behaviour
that you have any credibility?

what did I tell you about pissing on the carpet?

it wasn’t because I care for “standards” … i’m just worried about your reputation.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 23, 2022 3:41 pm

Still no definition of what the supposed “veiled threat” was then, eh, Champ?

m0nty
m0nty
September 23, 2022 3:42 pm

You are not the Messiah, custard. You are a very naughty boy.

bespoke
bespoke
September 23, 2022 3:43 pm

KD has never excused bad conduct by cops.

local oaf
September 23, 2022 3:44 pm

Wait a minute, I’ve slipped down the league table. Last year at this time, I’d used as much juice as 4.5 people!

Crisis meeting, sack the coach :-((

local oaf
September 23, 2022 3:45 pm

Me not so happy?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 23, 2022 3:46 pm

Massachusetts Energy Companies Announce 64% Increase in Electricity Rates Beginning November 1st

September 22, 2022 | Sundance

National Grid and Eversource are the two major electricity providers for Massachusetts. Both companies have notified the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) that rates for electricity are about to skyrocket.

National Grid has announced a 64% increase in electricity rates effective November 1st. While Eversource is on a different schedule, they too have announced an increase in natural gas rates of 38% on November 1st and the January 1, 2023, electricity rate will be announced in the next few weeks. Eversource is anticipated to announce a similar rate increase to National Grid. WATCH:

Indolent
Indolent
September 23, 2022 3:46 pm
local oaf
September 23, 2022 3:46 pm

Windows on screen keyboard emojis no work 🙁

MatrixTransform
September 23, 2022 3:49 pm

sancho,

playing coy won’t work.

you are just gonna mouth off all night and make yourselves look even more stupid

Roger
Roger
September 23, 2022 3:50 pm

Massachusetts Energy Companies Announce 64% Increase in Electricity Rates Beginning November 1st

Just in time for winter.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 23, 2022 3:52 pm

local oafsays:

September 23, 2022 at 3:46 pm

Windows on screen keyboard emojis no work 

First they came for our upticks.
Then they came for our emojis.

Zatara
Zatara
September 23, 2022 3:52 pm

America Could Face A Beer Shortage Due To Mississippi Underground Volcano Gas Leak

According to scientific experts, the United States is experiencing a CO2 shortage due to contamination that is showing up in CO2 being sourced from an extinct underground volcano in Mississippi. No, I haven’t been drinking. This isn’t #fakenews. The Jackson Dome, which sits 2,900 feet beneath Jackson, Mississippi, has provided CO2 to the restaurant and beer industries going all the way back to 1977, but this summer, the supply was contaminated by raw gas which means the CO2 is useless and has led to a shortage of the gas that is critical to the brewing industry. You know where this is going: the supply chain is being wrecked and prices have jumped as a result.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 23, 2022 3:54 pm

you are just gonna mouth off all night and make yourselves look even more stupid

I’ll be in good company then, won’t I, eh Champ?

Not Uh oh
Not Uh oh
September 23, 2022 3:54 pm

Oh come onsays:
September 23, 2022 at 2:15 pm
Does anyone believe the allegations of racism Eddie Betts made?

The pool story sounds a bit flimsy to me. No chance I guess that Betts was asked to leave because he was in the water holding a baby which was liable at any moment to poop or wee in its pants. Those water-tight plastic covers only do so much before it becomes a poonami and I for one wouldn’t want to be swimming around in it.
I’m sure the media will be checking this out; but maybe not for a little while.

Lysander
Lysander
September 23, 2022 3:56 pm

Waleed needs to get off the gunja…

What if, instead of a monarch or a president, we had an Australian Elder? That is, a recognised Indigenous elder, appointed as our head of state for life. This figure already comes anchored in a long history, and a culture replete with ceremony. But one of the great things about some Indigenous ceremonies – like, say, welcomes to country – is that they are often endearingly informal.

custard
custard
September 23, 2022 3:57 pm

Look at the window on the right behind Biden at the 50 second mark. Who is that?
Then walks past the left window!

https://youtu.be/m55tzTIJwwA

  1. Vic can’t upkeep it roads, probably the smallest network per head in Oz. From what I’v heard other Gov services…

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