Open Thread – Weekend 24 Sept 2022

Misty morning in Italy, Ivan Aivazovsky, 1864

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  1. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Anthony Albanese fell into Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, then that would be a calamity.

    – Johnny Rotten

  2. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    An elderly couple were at home watching TV. Phil had the remote and was switching back and forth between a fishing channel and the porn channel. Sally became more and more annoyed and finally said “For god’s sake, Phil… leave it on the porn channel… you know how to fish!”

  3. Indolent Avatar

    FDA unearths a minefield of quality issues at the contractor manufacturing Moderna’s jabs—that’s a product recall if ever there was one…

    That brings to mind another point raised by Dr. McCullough on the Gonzalo Lira Roundtable. And, ironically, this is actually good news which might serve to set people’s minds at ease.

    On the issue of batches, it has been suggested that good and bad batches were deliberately prepared. Dr. McCullough’s view however is that, in fact, the differences were caused by handling and temperature issues with the unstable product. He thinks that only 15% of recipients received a fully active dose, and these were the people who suffered the most. So, paradoxically, the more degraded the product the better the outcome! Obviously, though, in this case any additional jabs are literally playing Russian roulette.

    The other interesting (and rather obvious) point made was that the underlying intention was “a needle in every arm”. The fact that they pushed full speed ahead despite tens of thousands (at least) of injuries and deaths proves beyond a doubt that the motivation was anything but benign.

  4. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    Italy’s New PM Giorgia Meloni – a Woman, Mother, Italian, and Christian

    From Martin Armstrong –

    “The Italian people have voted for a conservative prime minister, and the globalists are panicking. Giorgia Meloni has long been skeptical about Italy’s place in the EU, COVID laws, illegal immigration, and woke culture. Despite sixty-three percent voting in her favor, the liberal media is up in arms. CNN dubbed her “the most far-right government since the fascist era of Benito Mussolini.”

    One would think that the left would celebrate Italy’s first female PM. “I am Giorgia. I’m a woman, I’m a mother, I’m Italian, I’m Christian,” she stated in 2019 during a campaign that came under harsh criticism. Only in today’s modern age could someone be condemned for stating such basic facts. Meloni is fighting to uphold traditional Italian values rather than submitting to the globalist agenda of abandoning ethics for the new world order.

    “Our main enemy today is the globalist drift of those who view identity and all its forms to be an evil to overcome. And constantly ask to shift real power away from the people to supernational entities headed by supposedly enlightened elites,” the newly-appointed PM stated. Countless Italians are tired of being under the control of the EU and submitting to a lifestyle that goes against their culture.

    A video surfaced days before Meloni’s victory of a mob removing the EU flag in Rome and replacing it with the Italian flag. There is something to be said about wanting to preserve your culture. Nigel Farage touched on the topic during our 2019 World Economic Conference in Rome, where he pointed out that Italy’s Catholic roots were being targeted as the globalists feel they have the authority to tell the people how to live. Italy’s conversion from the lira to the euro pushed the nation into deeper debt as Brussels took advantage of the southern nations. Its location has attracted masses of illegal immigrants who no one will house and has caused a clash of cultures.

    This is part of a bigger trend of people straying from what the mainstream media wants them to believe. There is a reason why the only people who have congratulated her in the political world are considered far-right extremists. People want to preserve their culture and can only do so by casting out those submitting to the globalist agenda.”

    The video of the EU flag coming down is embedded in the weblink below –

  5. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    Giorgia Meloni – Italy’s Common Sense

    From Martin Armstrong –

    “I find it unbelievable that the corrupt media is calling her a fascist. They do not even understand what the word means: i.e. “centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.” They were calling Trump a fascist which would mean he was surrendering his own company to authoritarian government control. Not even Trump would be that stupid.

    Anyone who is not WOKE, leaving in fear of climate change, and agrees with a one-world government with the UN as the leader, is now a fascist. I think they are looking in the mirror and describing themselves.”

  6. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    Supreme Court Orders NYPD to Rehire Vax Incompliant Officers

    From Martin Armstrong –

    “New York State Supreme Court Judge Lyle Frank ruled that it was unconstitutional to fire police officers for refusing the COVID vaccine. The Police Benevolent Association (PBA) sued the state of New York and won – all police officers who were fired for refusing the vaccine will be rehired.

    The PBA represents 50,000 retired and active police officers in the NYPD. Disgraced former mayor Bill de Blasio imposed the vaccine mandate at a time when 68% of the force was unvaccinated. Mayor Eric Adams was no better as he fired nearly 1,500 city workers over failure to comply. That includes workers in short supply such as school teachers. Adams intends to keep the requirement in place for public workers, but organizations are fighting back.

    “This decision confirms what we have said from the start: the vaccine mandate was an improper infringement on our members’ right to make personal medical decisions in consultation with their own health care professionals,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said in a statement. “We will continue to fight to protect those rights.” Others now want the same protections. “It’s a double standard to not apply the same to our cops, firefighters, teachers and sanitation workers,” Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis stated, citing that Biden himself said the pandemic was over.

    Private sector employees in New York are free from vaccine mandates. Children may now attend school without the useless vaccine. It is only a matter of time before the public sector follows as the government has milked the COVID cow dry.”

  7. Roger Avatar

    ACT supercell storm inquiry says it’s time to rethink eucalyptus trees in suburbia.

    Residents complained to the inquiry that protected status prevented coucils from removing individual specimens that presented a threat to homes & powerlines.

  8. johanna Avatar

    I doubt that being PM of Italy is the easiest gig in the world.

    They are cursed with a proportional representation system which means that their governments are permanently unstable. All it takes is for a Lizzie (someone was mean to me! I’m going!) to do a hissy fit and the coalition of people who never liked each other in the first place to collapse. The Dutch government has the same problem.

    One thing is for sure, she is neither a messiah or the devil incarnate. She’s just a human being who is hopefully doing her best.

  9. johanna Avatar

    Roger says:
    September 27, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    ACT supercell storm inquiry says it’s time to rethink eucalyptus trees in suburbia.

    Residents complained to the inquiry that protected status prevented coucils from removing individual specimens that presented a threat to homes & powerlines.

    I have previously recounted my and others’ battles with the numpties in the ACT bureaucracy about life threatening gum trees.

    It’s not as though they are about to go extinct.

    My pet peeve is the Narrabundah infants/primary school, where I used to go to vote. It fetes itself as being indig-friendly, and to prove it the playground is shaded by those huge gum trees with endlessly peeling bark that look so picturesque in paintings.

    They are also among the many varieties that drop massive branches with no warning. In the ACT, people dying or having their homes/cars destroyed by these random branch falls are regular events. Not frequent, but if you know the layout you will realise that the chances in that widely spaced environment are small. When homeowners apply to remove these hazards, they enter a bizarre world where, despite there being billions and billions of eucalypts visible from the top of Mt Kosciusko, the huge one overhanging their house is sacred.

    There are some types of eucalypts that are suitable for suburbia, but many are not.

    A friend planted a Peppermint Gum sapling in the front yard of her Canberra house when she bought it.

    2o+ years later, when she went to sell the house, the tree was 2-3 times higher than the roof, and still growing. I wouldn’t have bought that house unless she allowed $25 grand for removing the tree, with pre-approval from the ACT government.

  10. Winston Smith Avatar


    “The privacy invasion was vast when FBI agents drilled and pried their way into 1,400 safe-deposit boxes at the U.S. Private Vaults store in Beverly Hills. They rummaged through personal belongings of a jazz saxophone player, an interior designer, a retired doctor, a flooring contractor, two Century City lawyers and hundreds of others,” the LA Times reports. “Agents took photos and videos of pay stubs, password lists, credit cards, a prenuptial agreement, immigration and vaccination records, bank statements, heirlooms and a will, court records show. In one box, agents found cremated human remains.”

    So it looks like safety bank deposit boxes aren’t as safe as we thought – contents permanently confiscated. How long before this happens in Australia, or can it happen already?

  11. flyingduk Avatar

    So it looks like safety bank deposit boxes aren’t as safe as we thought – contents permanently confiscated. How long before this happens in Australia, or can it happen already?

    If you dont hold it, you dont own it….

  12. Razey Avatar

    Johnny Rottensays:
    September 27, 2022 at 3:36 pm
    .“I am Giorgia. I’m a woman,

    What’s a woman? I’m not a biologist.

  13. Razey Avatar

    September 27, 2022 at 4:58 pm
    So it looks like safety bank deposit boxes aren’t as safe as we thought – contents permanently confiscated. How long before this happens in Australia, or can it happen already?

    If you dont hold it, you dont own it….

    The Sheep(TM) lined up to get an experimental gene therapy. They called people who wanted to wait or didnt want it ‘Freedumb cookers’.

    The Sheep(TM) will accept bank bail-ins without any protest. In fact, they will love it and ask for more.

  14. Roger Avatar

    So it looks like safety bank deposit boxes aren’t as safe as we thought – contents permanently confiscated. How long before this happens in Australia, or can it happen already?

    They’ve always been subject to being opened by a court order.

  15. Roger Avatar

    This ‘ll keep the conspiracy theorists awake at night…

    AG Dreyfus has said the proposed federal anti-corruption agency could “probe” any person.

  16. Razey Avatar

    Where is bloody spring? So much for global warming.

  17. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    $25 grand for removing the tree

    Seems a lot. Must be one helluva tree.
    A recent quote to remove a Mango tree from the pub yard was just under $5,000 with it in a position that is not an easy removal.

  18. Winston Smith Avatar

    Johnny Rotten:


    That one doesn’t seem to quite ring the bell the first version did.
    Perhaps it’s the Fractured Fairy Tales version?
    I couldn’t find the FF Ant and Grasshopper but enjoy anyway.

  19. Vicki Avatar

    Re the Covid state of affairs :

    Noticed in telecast of federal parliament that Government MPs are no longer wearing masks. Couldn’t quite make out whether the Teals have similarly discarded them. Yet last week they were scathing about the maskless Opposition.

    But in case we thought it was all over – no- so called government expert adviser Jane Halton is insisting that new stores of Covid vaccines must be procured. And no discussion from the news commentators.

  20. JC Avatar

    This flounce lasted all of five days I think. I even had the streamers out as the ship was leaving port. Alas.

  21. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Welcome back, Kotter!

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