Open Thread – Tues 27 Sept 2022


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H B Bear
H B Bear
September 30, 2022 4:20 pm

I’ve never known whether the story is true but I am certain that vaporising a Russian gangsters cash is a life altering action.

A variation on the career limiting decision. London is full of shady characters.

Makka
Makka
September 30, 2022 4:20 pm

Another interesting take on Nordstream, suggesting Denmark *must know* who did it.

As I said yesterday, it will be US/UK affiliated contractors. The detonations could have been programmed in weeks ago , awaiting perfect timing. Like the Donbas referendums and annexation of Eastern/Southern Ukraine.

War in the Grey Zone strategy fit’s this perfectly. Unattributed major disruptions and destruction , not a hot war like Ukraine. Designed to sway popular opinions (those rotten Russians again).

TIME mag is a leftist/globalist pos rage these days. The recent headline”Russians bomb NS 1 and 2 ” , not one shred of evidence. And the “evidence” we see will be concocted for the narrative.

Razey
Razey
September 30, 2022 4:22 pm

Canada Clings onto its Military Vaccine Mandate
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-09-29/canada-clings-its-military-vaccine-mandate

Given Sicktoria is still mandating for the public service, the fascists are clearly using the mandates to implement an ideological purge.

rickw
rickw
September 30, 2022 4:35 pm

the fascists are clearly using the mandates to implement an ideological purge

There is definitely this element to the mandates and corporate responses to them. All discussion but the one I had with the company doctor had an overtone that a big part of the problem was that I was guilty of wrong think. I hadn’t blindly followed government or company directives.

The company doctor expressed the opinion that it was not unreasonable to be concerned about the vaccines and the ever deteriorating narrative on what they would do. (To his credit).

rickw
rickw
September 30, 2022 4:45 pm

Baby lathe of the week in Tassie:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/austins-ferry/power-tools/unimat-3-lathe/1301925143

If you need replacement motors on this sort of thing, there’s extremely powerful brushless sewing machine motors for sale on eBay. There’s also YouTube tutorials on replacing the foot pedal Hall effect sensor with a potentiometer.

Johnny Rotten
September 30, 2022 4:51 pm

Hello from Florida & Fake News

From Martin Armstrong – His Business Office is in Florida –

“Thank you for all the emails of concern. I am fine. My dog is fine. Never lost power and nothing damaged. All of the newscasters go to the worst possible spots they can find and just stay there showing the very same backdrop all the time. The problem with such sensational broadcasting is that the vast majority of people no longer trust the media so when they play up a storm, so many people no longer trust the forecasting and do not evacuate.

This was Anderson Cooper standing in waist deep water while the camera crew was on high ground from 10 years ago. This is standard. I see the same reporter standing in the same spot on FOX with boats piled up. They never move from the most dramatic spots so you never see the whole region. It is no longer about reporting news. It is also about drama.

The people in South-West Florida were hard hit. By Tampa, the wind blew the water out of the bay, when it came back, it was just normal. No 10 ft wall of rushing water.

I really wish all the news channels returned to reporting the news instead of you will die in 3 hours so tune in so we can tell you the minute you will die so you can make your last phone call.

It has gotten to the point that you just do not know what to believe any more. That is causing people to lose their lives because they perhaps really should have evacuated, but did not because the last time the news dramatized the event then nothing happened.

I suffered no flooding, no power outage. From about Tampa northward on the West Coast, we were generally untouched. My cousin moved down here from New York, and he too was perfectly fine and never lost power.

Where Ian made landfall, that is the place people were hard hit. Inland, low lying levels were flooded because of the heavy rain. It would be nice if ALL the news channels realize that they have a responsibility to report a balanced view, not fixed on one spot that is the worst possible place to dramatize the news to get viewers. That is what is costing lives – crying wolf as they say. Just report the truth. They are costing lives with this dramatization. The last one CNN reported there would be a huge 10 to 15 wave, that amounted to 1.5 feet. So you stop listening after a while.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/armstrongeconomics101/opinion/hello-from-florida-fake-news/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Johnny Rotten
September 30, 2022 4:53 pm

There’s an Air Force guy driving from McChord to Ft Lewis, and an Army guy driving from Ft Lewis to McChord.

In the middle of the night with no other cars on the road they hit each other head on and both cars go flying off in different directions.

The Air Force guy manages to climb out of his car and surveys the damage. He looks at his twisted car and says “Man, I am really lucky to be alive!”

Likewise, the Army guy scrambles out of his car and looks at his wreckage. He too says to himself “I can’t believe I survived this wreck!”

The Army guy walks over to the Air Force guy and says “Hey man, I think this is a sign from God that we should put away our petty differences and live as friends instead of archrivals”.

The Air Force guy thinks for a moment and says “You know, you’re absolutely right! We should be friends!”

“Now I’m gonna go see what else survived this wreck”.

So the Air Force guy pops open his trunk and finds a full, unopened bottle of Jack Daniels. He says to the Army guy “I think this is another sign from God that we should toast to our new found understanding and friendship”.

The Army guy replies “You’re damn right!” and he grabs the bottle and starts sucking down Jack Daniels. After putting away nearly half the bottle the Army guy hands it back to the Air Force guy and says “Your turn!”

The Air Force guy twists the cap back on the bottle and says “Nah, I think I’ll wait for the cops to come”.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 5:05 pm

From Dover’s New Thread

Weekend Reading #6

Is it done, Yuri? Big Serge thinks the War in Ukraine has only just began.

Bloomberg – US Is Sending More Artillery to Ukraine — But It Won’t Arrive for Years

– The $1.1 billion in military aid isn’t for immediate needs
– Lockheed would have to build HIMARS systems prized by Ukraine

The highly-prized HIMARS artillery system in the US’s latest $1.1 billion security assistance package for Ukraine will take a few years to be built, a Pentagon official said Wednesday.

The US announced it would send 18 High Mobility Artillery Systems, made by Lockheed Martin Corp., as part of the new assistance package. Unlike the 16 HIMARS already sent from existing Pentagon stocks, the new ones will have to be built under contract through the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, according to the official, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity.

The latest security assistance package is meant to be the beginning of a contracting process for Ukraine’s mid-to-long-term defense, the US defense official said. Other equipment will take six to 24 months to get to Ukraine as well, the official added.

Makka
Makka
September 30, 2022 5:09 pm

The highly-prized HIMARS artillery system in the US’s latest $1.1 billion security assistance package for Ukraine will take a few years to be built, a Pentagon official said Wednesday.

The old “just in time” supply chain is fkd. The mad scramble for strategic resources is about to begin.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 5:13 pm

Blood gold: Soldiers in Ghana kick residents out of homes near disputed China-owned mine

Soldiers have kicked local miners out of their homes to make way for the expansion of a Chinese mine at the centre of a $395 million dispute with Australian mining firm Cassius.

In Talensi, northern Ghana, some miners have sold their plots to the Chinese state-linked mining company Shaanxi. Others have refused to give up their land. The stand-off has triggered intervention by the military to seize the land after the Ghanaian government approved the Chinese mine’s plans to expand to 50 times its original size

The dispute comes at a delicate time for Shaanxi, now known as Earl International, as it attempts to expand its operations despite allegations of trespass, theft and murder. The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age revealed in August that the Chinese state-backed mining firm had been embroiled in a dispute with Cassius after the Australian miner alleged it had dug underneath its concession to steal millions of dollars worth of gold.

Earl International is also facing claims that it has killed dozens of local miners to stop them from entering its mining area since 2013. Earl International has denied the allegations.

The Ghanaian government has launched an inquiry into the claims as Australian miner Cassius prepares to begin action in the London International Court of Arbitration to recover $395 million in losses from the Gban project. The case has put growing scrutiny on China’s global investment strategies, its ties to government officials and the impact on local communities as it ramps up its push to expand its influence abroad.

Footage of protests around the removal site in September shows soldiers blocking local mine pits and bulldozing a dwelling. Residents who had planned to organise a press conference this week to outline their concerns about the Earl International expansion have been arrested. Local police said five people had been arrested for “planning to stage a demonstration without police notice”.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 5:34 pm

Hurricane Ian Recovery Update

September 29, 2022 – Sundance

I don’t even know where to begin. Hopefully this hotspot holds up long enough to transmit. Thanks Ad Rem for earlier.

First things first, myself and family are okay. We are blessed and fortunate. Thank you for all your thoughts, prayers and well wishes.

For those who are familiar with Hurricanes, Ian was unique; painfully slow and painfully unique. However, it had similarities to three previous storms, Frances (location), Michael (intensity) and Andrew (aftermath). What made Ian very unique was the duration.

Normally there is 1 hour scary, 1 hour hell, 1 hour scary. Soup to nuts three to four hours. For Ian, that was just the first half. With a start time around 1:30pm and a finish time around 9:30pm this one was brutal. That’s why so much infrastructure failure.

When I saw the search and rescue flight path overhead at daybreak this morning, I knew the barrier Islands were catastrophic. Indeed, Fort Myers beach, Sanibel Island, Upper Captiva and Pine Island all suffered topography changing events. People will reevaluate living on barrier islands.

The Sanibel Causeway is destroyed. The three spans still exist, but the spoil islands which held the road are totally wrecked. No way on/off the island by vehicle. The Pine Island bridge also failed. The only way to Sanibel or Pine Island is by boat. The dozens of air national guard flights today were all heading to those locations. Regional Southwest Airport (RSW) remains closed except for rescue flights.

Like many others, we had our roof compromise in the second half of the storm. Massive trees that withstood Charley and Irma were no match for Ian’s rage. Thankfully, many people evacuated. If you are one of those people, stay put. Wait until after the weekend before making a decision to return home. Heck, there ain’t no power or water anyway – and word on the street is no gas for miles.

Like hurricane Michael, this was a storm of total utility failure. It could take weeks, depending on the neighborhood because the transfer and sub stations were hit hard.

Today was all about debris removal and that work will obviously continue. It’s easy to be overwhelmed, but industrious people doing the next step, then the next, is the way to get it done. How do you eat an elephant….. One bite at a time. Lots of bites to go.

Another odd thing about this specific storm, an alarmingly fewer number of generators running. Easily 75% fewer generators running in the aftermath around me. Perhaps because the outcome was just too bad to try and inhabit while recovering; perhaps more evacuated this time; perhaps with the economy means fewer financial resources to try and cope. Regardless of reason, the drop in the number of people running generators is odd.

Tomorrow, we continue to put a few more layers on those callouses. After mostly securing the immediate homestead, we can now look to help others. This is going to be one long recovery effort.

Thanks again for all the well wishes. Love to all,

Sundance

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 30, 2022 5:36 pm

The Chinese are about to find out what the British already knew. Sooner or later you have to send in the gun boats.

JC
JC
September 30, 2022 5:37 pm

2012/13. The EU did eventually provide support but yes, you’re correct that heaps of the money was reputedly owned by assorted Russians – some of whom had very dubious personal reputations.

Oh Okay. I couldn’t recall exactly, but I think the depositors took some sort of haircut on their deposits.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 5:40 pm

Toyota boss challenges California emissions plan, bans on new petrol car sales

Toyota president Akio Toyoda says the planned ban on pure petrol-powered vehicle sales in California in 2035 needs to be reconsidered in a broader move towards carbon neutral motoring.

The world’s biggest carmaker believes it will be difficult to achieve a planned ban on the sales of new, non-hybrid petrol and diesel cars in California by 2035 – and has renewed its calls for consumers to be offered a range of efficient vehicle types, not just electric cars.

Toyota has acknowledged the need to move to a carbon-neutral future but believes the California ban – which is now reported to be copied in New York state – is not workable with current technology and for many consumers.

“Realistically speaking, it seems rather difficult to really achieve that,” the president of the Toyota Motor Corporation, Akio Toyoda, told a briefing for reporters in Las Vegas, reported by Automotive News.

“Everything is going to be up to the customers to decide.”

Mr Toyoda also said a planned national goal for 50 per cent of new vehicle sales in the USA by 2030 to be zero emissions would be “very difficult”.

Toyota led the drive towards petrol-electric hybrids – it has sold more than 20 million worldwide since 1997 including more than 300,000 in Australia – and is also working on hydrogen cars.

Mr Toyoda reiterated the transition to electric vehicles needed to be broader than a one-hit approach, cautioning that regulations “tend to narrow the options available for solutions toward carbon neutrality”.

“Playing to win means playing with all the cards in the deck – not just a select few. So that’s our strategy and we’re sticking to it,”

he told dealers and employees at a presentation in the USA.

“Toyota is a department store of all sorts of powertrains. It’s not right for the department store to say, ‘This is the product you should buy’.”

rosie
rosie
September 30, 2022 5:43 pm

The news stories said Fort Myers and Naples, south of Tampa were hardest hit.
Good for Armstrong, not living in either of those towns.

Ed Case
Ed Case
September 30, 2022 5:49 pm

The old “just in time” supply chain is fkd. The mad scramble for strategic resources is about to begin.

How do you get there from here:

The highly-prized HIMARS artillery system in the US’s latest $1.1 billion security assistance package for Ukraine will take a few years to be built, a Pentagon official said Wednesday.

The obvious conclusion is that the United States intends the Ukraine War to go on for at least “a few years” more.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 5:53 pm

National rent freeze a Greens recipe for disaster – Pauline Hanson September 30, 2022

The Greens’ terrible economic illiteracy was skewered this week after their call for a national freeze on rents.

It sounds like a great idea on the surface. There is no more pressing problem in Australia than our rental crisis. Every day it seems there’s a media story about an Australian family facing homelessness.

However like all ideas from the Greens, a national rent freeze will only make this crisis worse.

Seventy percent of Australian landlords own only a single investment property. Most of them have worked hard and sacrificed much to invest in a rental property to supplement their income into retirement. While Labor and the Greens view them as greedy property tycoons, they are anything but.

Rents are certainly going up, but then so are the costs on landlords like insurance, council rates and state government taxes. Property investors are also facing increasing costly regulation that effectively takes away their rights. The Palazsczuk government is even taxing Queensland investors on the value of property they might own in other states.

This is driving people out of the market. There are many other ways to invest their money, for example entering the lucrative short-term holiday accommodation market. This means there are even less homes available for rent.

Our rental crisis is primarily one of very short supply. Australia has the lowest proportion of dwellings per population in the developed world, because for at least a decade home construction has not kept pace with population growth. Demand is only going to intensify as the Albanese government floods Australia with more than 200,000 new immigrants every year.

Increasing the supply of rental accommodation needs to be the priority, and one surefire way to do this is to ban foreign ownership of all residential property in Australia while putting in place policy settings which encourage, rather than discourage, property investment by Australian families.

Agencies and vendors should be required to sight evidence of Australian citizenship or permanent residency for a sale to go ahead. Lowering immigration to more sustainable levels would also help reduce demand. Councils need to get their act together too, releasing land more quickly and reducing red and green tape.

And we need to have a hard look at state and territory government fees and charges, particularly stamp duty. When the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced, we were told the revenue would replace what the states and territories derived from such charges. That didn’t happen, and today those fees and charges can make up to 40% of the total costs of purchasing a property.

As always, fixing our various crises – the rising cost of living, housing, health, energy, workers and skills – can be achieved by putting Australia and Australians first.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

2012/13. The EU did eventually provide support but yes, you’re correct that heaps of the money was reputedly owned by assorted Russians – some of whom had very dubious personal reputations.

Oh Okay. I couldn’t recall exactly, but I think the depositors took some sort of haircut on their deposits.

All account balances below a Hundred Thousand Euros were okay.
Any account with more than 100,000 euros lost almost half (47%) the amount above 100,000

This was a significant haircut for the Ruski moguls.

A bird I knew from Novosibirsk was transferred there by her boss & consequently spent most of the 1990s there (on a healthy salary for a Russian girl) & found it great because there were so many Russians there it was an enclave/colony large enough to not have any small town/small group issues.

Then the banking …er .. .hiccup happened & she was back in Novosibirsk pronto, working for a Russian salary.

2dogs
2dogs
September 30, 2022 6:00 pm

‘Elite left’ assume working class people are ‘stupid’

A particularly annoying part of this is the use of “education level” in surveys, census, etc.

Too often they have this absurd structure which places the lowliest university degree above even the highest trade school/TAFE certificate.

It is ridiculous, especially when you consider starting incomes these days.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 30, 2022 6:03 pm

AWM to include “frontier wars” gallery:

“Stories my Nanna Told Me.” Will they include Rachel Perkin’s claim of 100,000 Aboriginal men, women and children murdered in the “Frontier Wars?”

Rabz
September 30, 2022 6:09 pm

National rent freeze a greenfilth recipe for disaster

Do those sanctimonious narcissistic blockheaded fascist imbeciles (BIRM) ever advocate/propose anything that isn’t?

It’s a serious question, Cats.

When too much staggering stupidity and blatant hypocrisy is barely enough.

Diogenes
Diogenes
September 30, 2022 6:10 pm

The obvious conclusion is that the United States intends the Ukraine War to go on for at least “a few years” more.

The temperature of hell must be falling. Ed has just made incredible sense.

Ed Case
Ed Case
September 30, 2022 6:13 pm

‘Elite left’ assume working class people are ‘stupid’

The Labor Party assumes working class people are stupid.
They’re right, of course.
Right now, Albanese is fighting Inflation by driving more people into the Dole Queue.
A rerun of the 13 wasted years of the Hawke/Keating Government.

rickw
rickw
September 30, 2022 6:18 pm

Will they include Rachel Perkin’s claim of 100,000 Aboriginal men, women and children murdered in the “Frontier Wars?”

Frontier Wars as in the war to get to the front of the que for meat, bread and clothing?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

2dogs says: September 30, 2022 at 6:00 pm

‘Elite left’ assume working class people are ‘stupid’

A particularly annoying part of this is the use of “education level” in surveys, census, etc.

Recently I was interrogated in relation to an assault.
About half an hour of this was devoted to interrogating me forensically about my education, which high school, what year did I attend/leave, which tertiary institution had I attended, any other institutions, what level of qualification did I have, which diplomas, which degrees, what subjects had I studied.

I answered, though became somewhat testy toward the end of it.
It was not in dispute that I had been almost 2,000km away at the time of the assault – thus there was nothing I could possibly contribute, they just took the chance to delve into my academic record anyway. Clearly attempting to slur/smear me as uneducated.

Weird.

Ed Case
Ed Case
September 30, 2022 6:19 pm

Greens are just pandering.
Labor isn’t giving them a Rent Freeze, not while Albanese owns 6 rental properties.
Yeah, the present Government is about 2,000 IQ points short of the Morrison Government, but as far as Investment Properties go, it’s the wealthiest Government ever inflicted on Australians.

Speedbox
September 30, 2022 6:23 pm

JC says:
September 30, 2022 at 5:37 pm
Oh Okay. I couldn’t recall exactly, but I think the depositors took some sort of haircut on their deposits.

You’re correct. They did. Just not all – a very select few did manage withdrawals.

rickw
rickw
September 30, 2022 6:25 pm

Australia has the lowest proportion of dwellings per population in the developed world, because for at least a decade home construction has not kept pace with population growth.

Take a bow Councils and Town Planners! Your processes, convoluted rules and general meddling have delivered!

(Town planner once requested from me a drawing showing the shadows cast on properties to the north of mine, special kinds of idiots and meddlers.)

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
September 30, 2022 6:26 pm

September has been a very difficult month, sickness and stress, but hope springs eternal, hearing the news just now that Premier Potato-nose has backflipped on her novel land-tax grab.

Rabz
September 30, 2022 6:27 pm

On the concept of “Blonde”, as raised by a commenter above, about the new movie.

Some observations (given I’m only two thirds through it):

– Ana de Armas is an exquisite brunette. Trying to imagine her as a blonde is basically impossible
– The film is a work of art and a hell of a lot less self indulgent than some of the works of David Lynch, for example (among many – Wolfman Oz might have some thoughts on this)
– The best new Marilyn Monroe for a generation that would never have heard of her (or Miss E for that matter) 🙂

rickw
rickw
September 30, 2022 6:27 pm

The temperature of hell must be falling. Ed has just made incredible sense.

I think he just did it again at 6:19!

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
September 30, 2022 6:30 pm

Recently I was interrogated in relation to an assault.
About half an hour of this was devoted to interrogating me forensically about my education, which high school, what year did I attend/leave, which tertiary institution had I attended, any other institutions, what level of qualification did I have, which diplomas, which degrees, what subjects had I studied.

Gotta admit it sounds like a soft soaping after copping the blowtorch from JC…

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 6:30 pm

NY Attorney General Letitia James’ War On Trump Is Disgracing The Office

My Op-ed in The Daily Caller: “Tish James campaigned on and conducted her office for the purpose of investigating a political opponent and those around him trying to find a crime. That is Soviet-level prosecutorial abuse where individuals are targeted not to prosecute a crime, but to sift through their lives in the hope of finding a crime.”

Posted by William A. Jacobson

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 6:35 pm

GOP Senators Baffled By Mitt Romney’s Ploy To Oust Mike Lee — And Maybe Thwart A Majority

BY: MOLLIE HEMINGWAY – SEPTEMBER 29, 202

Republican senators are growing concerned by colleague Mitt Romney’s refusal to help fellow Utah Republican Mike Lee decisively win his re-election campaign — a posture that could potentially keep their party from gaining a majority in the November elections. Unlike every other Republican senator, the 2012 failed Republican presidential candidate is declining to express a preference in Republican Lee’s re-election effort against Democrat-endorsed Evan McMullin.

“I respect [Romney], and I understand that each state has its own dynamics, but I do not understand why he is remaining neutral,” said one Republican senator who asked not to be identified. “Whatever our differences, we all try to support each other around election time.”

Both moderate and conservative senators confirmed the grumbling in the conference. “We should not have to be worried about Utah in any way. I don’t know what he thinks he’s doing, but it’s not going over well, particularly with the [senators] who are up for chairmanships,” said another Republican senator. Neither Lee nor Romney responded to inquiries by press time.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 6:35 pm

Biden Puts Italy’s New PM Giorgi Meloni on the Same Level as Chinese Dictator Xi Jinping

Xi “makes the case straight up that democracies can’t be sustained in the 21st century. You just saw what’s happened in Italy in that election. You’re seeing what’s happening around the world.”

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Biden Puts Italy’s New PM Giorgi Meloni on the Same Level as Chinese Dictator Xi Jinping

It’d be interesting to see Biden’s methodology on that one.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 6:38 pm

The American “President” Attempted a Seance With a Ghost on Live Televison.

The Propaganda Press Refused To Air Any Coverage of It Whatsoever, Or To Even Mention It.

Despite the furore (I’m also learning British) over Biden’s “Where’s Jackie?” minutes of cringey dementia, and the persistent questioning by their own “reporters,” none of the leftwing propaganda networks covered it at all.

Roger
Roger
September 30, 2022 6:39 pm

Australia has the lowest proportion of dwellings per population in the developed world, because for at least a decade home construction has not kept pace with population growth.

Maybe pause population growth until we catch up then?

Silly me…they’ll commandeer spare bedrooms before that happens.

Old bloke
Old bloke
September 30, 2022 6:40 pm

Col. Doug Macgregor – Ukraine Russia War Latest (22 mins.)

Judge Napolitano and Col. Doug Macgregor discuss the latest news regarding the Ukraine war.

The 150,000 reservists called up are being moved to north and east Russia to replace regular troops stationed there to move the regulars elsewhere. The regular army guys are being moved via Minsk to the southern border of Belarus.

There’s also some speculation about Zelensky building a “dirty” bomb from spent fuel rods or suchlike from Ukraine’s nuclear power plants.

Speedbox
September 30, 2022 6:43 pm

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupiditysays:
September 30, 2022 at 5:56 pm
All account balances below a Hundred Thousand Euros were okay. Any account with more than 100,000 euros lost almost half (47%) the amount above 100,000. This was a significant haircut for the Ruski moguls.

Yeah, which is why they briefly, and without broad notification, opened the London branch. The rules did apply to Cypriot residents and in theory at least, to other depositors as the BoC was well known for having an inordinate number of overseas account holders (particularly Russians, but others as well.)

Again, I can’t swear to the truth of the story but I distinctly recall hearing about enraged Russian gangsters who were threatening retribution to the bank executive if their money was lost. I also recall reading about the activity at the London branch, which had temporarily closed its doors, briefly re-opening those doors (presumably by some form of appointment) and known associates of these gangsters were seen coming and going. Subsequently, the network was alive with stories that the bank had permitted withdrawals by these individuals well beyond the limit for ‘ordinary folk’.

(perhaps the bank allowed them to open multiple accounts and transfer 100,000 euro into each one and then withdraw same. I don’t know, but something shady happened)

2dogs
2dogs
September 30, 2022 6:44 pm

National rent freeze a greenfilth recipe for disaster

I’d like to propose an alternative.

Lower rents by making the principal place of residence exemption available to renters as well – i.e. the renter can claim back the land tax paid against their rent.

Make up for loss of revenue by capping the exemption, i.e. above a certain amount, land tax gets paid on the principal place of residence by everyone.

Now all that sounds very equitable, so the Greens should in principle go for it.

But then they will realise it will mean that the main source of land tax from then on will be inner city Green electorates.

Watch them drop the idea in the fashion of typical Green hypocrisy.

Roger
Roger
September 30, 2022 6:46 pm

September has been a very difficult month, sickness and stress, but hope springs eternal, hearing the news just now that Premier Potato-nose has backflipped on her novel land-tax grab.

Somehow you’ve managed to get the wrong end of the stick on this, Tinta.

The Premier has come to the rescue of investors by canning this unpopular tax proposed by the nasty, money-grubbing Treasurer (who also happens to be her chief intra-party rival).

Rabz
September 30, 2022 6:47 pm

they’ll commandeer spare bedrooms before that happens

They will not be commandeering the spare bedroom in the cottage, Rog.

And if they try it, saying “hello” to a li’l friend, they will be. 🙂

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
September 30, 2022 6:49 pm

With nut case talking sense and knuckles dribbling some hacker must have switched handles on them. The world could have flipped poles I suppose.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 30, 2022 6:50 pm

There’s going to be a war between Tasmania and Denmark.

Queen Margrethe II strips royal titles of Prince and Princess from four of her grandchildren leaving Danish family in strife (Sky News, 30 Sep)

The Danish monarch has left her family feeling “shocked” and “sad” after she stripped the titles of Prince and Princess from four of her grandchildren.

Queen Margrathe II’s grandchildren and children of Prince Joachim’s – Prince Nikolai (23), Prince Felix (20), Prince Henrik (13) and Princess Athena (10) – will soon only use the titles counts and countess of Monpezat as their previous status will be discontinued from January 1, 2023.

The Queen’s decision does not impact the children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary.

Presumably she’s decided two heads are better than one when it comes to heirs. I hope when the succession war happens that Denmark wins, as we could use a bit of Danish sanity on the island south of the rest of Australia.

Rabz
September 30, 2022 6:54 pm

Weather in Sydneystan is beyond ridiculous.

One minute, blazing sun
Next minute, pouring rain
All the time, unseasonably cold

Must be gerbil worming.

The only solution is to destroy the electrickery grid and heave some soft tummied virgins into the nearest volcano … 😕

Cassie of Sydney
September 30, 2022 6:55 pm

“Republican senators are growing concerned by colleague Mitt Romney’s refusal to help fellow Utah Republican Mike Lee decisively win his re-election campaign “

No surprises…..Romney is a grub.

rosie
rosie
September 30, 2022 7:02 pm

That doesn’t make any sense BoN
Prince Joachim’s children have no connection to Tasmania.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
September 30, 2022 7:02 pm

Serious question. Have the greens ever had a good idea? Surely once but I just can’t think of any.

Speedbox
September 30, 2022 7:05 pm

Chinese car maker, LDV, has revealed the launch of three new electric vehicles for the Australian market this year – a van, people mover, and the country’s first electric ute, set to hit our shores in November 2022.

According to The Driven, the eT60 4×2 double-cab Ute is already on sale in New Zealand for NZ$79,990 and although LDV Australia is yet to announce pricing, this translates to around $70,000 Aussie dollars.

Dinesh Chinnappa, general manager for LDV Australia says every major OEM is committed to developing electric vehicles but what is less spoken about is the growing influence of China’s EV market on the rest of the world. “We in Australia are now benefiting from that influence with the arrival of eT60, eDeliver 9 and Mifa 9,” he says.

“The global auto market is undergoing its most significant revolution in decades. In the first half of 2022, 2.4 million EVs were delivered to customers in China, more than double the total annual new car market in Australia. EVs now account for 26% of all car sales in China, and 57% of global EV sales”.

“China is moving ahead in electrifying its transport industry and it’s bringing the rest of the world – including Australia – with it.”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 30, 2022 7:06 pm

NSW election is coming and the rats are leaving via the anchor chains.

Pittwater MP Rob Stokes announces he is not recontesting 2023 NSW state election, declares it is ‘time to give others’ a go (Sky News, 30 Sep)

A senior New South Wales government minister has announced his will not be standing as a candidate at next year’s state election. Liberal MP Rob Stokes, who has represented the seat of Pittwater on Sydney’s northern beaches since 2007, revealed on Friday his decision not to contest the March 25 poll.

Someone has been reading the internal polling methinks. Hey Libs, how about trying something different, like not being a fake version of Labor?

Gabor
Gabor
September 30, 2022 7:07 pm

Clearly attempting to slur/smear me as uneducated.

Weird.

What’s weird about it?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
September 30, 2022 7:08 pm

soft tummied virgins? What a waste. How about some useless politicians. Doesn’t matter what flavour.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

…enraged Russian gangsters who were threatening retribution to the bank executive if their money was lost.

Very believable.

…activity at the London branch, which had temporarily closed its doors, briefly re-opening those doors (presumably by some form of appointment)

Very believable.

perhaps the bank allowed them to open multiple accounts and transfer 100,000 euro into each one and then withdraw same.

That’s the type of workaround they’d pull, so they could convince themselves they’d done nothing wrong.

Your inside mail is almost certainly correct.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 30, 2022 7:11 pm

House That! Former Liberal MP Jim Chown sells Mount Claremont home where mistress allegedly attacked him
Headshot of Kim Macdonald
Kim Macdonald
The West Australian
Fri, 30 September 2022 2:00AM
Kim Macdonald

The sale marks yet another politician clocking up a significant property profit, while taxpayers are left with the bill for issues relating to an illicit affair.

A court was last year told that for some of his 13-year parliamentary career, Mr Chown was in a relationship with his mistress, which began when he hired her for sex.

It was alleged the pair were in daily contact for a while before he cut ties in January last year, at which point she became fixated with him.

Her last visit to his house in July last year resulted in charges of aggravated home burglary, a threat to kill, and impeding another person’s normal breathing or blood circulation by applying pressure to the neck.

The charges were eventually dropped by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions because there was “no reasonable prospects of conviction”.

Speedbox
September 30, 2022 7:11 pm

The days of 30-year mortgages are under threat with banks mulling 50-year loans just so young people can cope with the high costs of keeping a roof over their head.

This is also a story about how we try to give our kids the best start in life and the true cost of debt. Both of which are key factors in Australia right now as more and more parents sacrifice quality family time to put in more hours at the office, to pay for a private education for their children. The underlying assumption being that a “quality” education – or educational experience – will give those kids a headstart as they jockey for places at university and the job market.

Private school enrolments have grown at their fastest pace in more than a decade. Student debt has risen faster. Housing prices have outstripped both by a soul-destroying margin. Let’s cut to the chase – is it worth sacrificing that time, energy and money to put your child through an expensive private school, in the hope it will somehow get them ahead of the game?

Or will they be better off with 12 years of public school education, then starting university or their working lives with a chunk of cash? Say, $900,000? And yes, we’re well aware this is the kind of angsty dilemma the #FirstWorldProblems hashtag was made for.

Let’s just roll with the charts to start with, then we’ll go into what kind of a monetary advantage buying a purportedly better education can get your kid.

https://stockhead.com.au/news/private-school-education-or-900k-cash-whats-better-for-your-childs-future/?utm_source=feedotter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FO-09-30-2022&utm_content=httpsstockheadcomaunewsprivateschooleducationor900kcashwhatsbetterforyourchildsfuture&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Closing%20Bell%20Sept%2030&utm_content=Closing%20Bell%20Sept%2030+CID_775126dab3317f2d72c90f9419c7ee3f&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Private%20school%20education%20or%20900k%20cash%20Whats%20better%20for%20your%20childs%20future

Delta A
Delta A
September 30, 2022 7:11 pm

September has been a very difficult month, sickness and stress, but hope springs eternal,

Hang in there, as they say, Tinta.

We’re all just pixels to each other, but I have the greatest admiration for your strength and resilience, not to mention your amazing talent with adjectives.

Stay strong… I have no doubt that you will.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

What’s weird about it?

An investigation into a physical assault, an assault for which I could contribute no information, having been at the time 2,000km away?
Weird doesn’t begin to describe the direction of the questioning.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 30, 2022 7:15 pm

I would have thought housing your mistress in Mount Claremont was overkill although it would shorten the commute and the freeway is a running joke.

m0nty
m0nty
September 30, 2022 7:15 pm

Russian rumour mongering about a dirty bomb suggests they had the idea first.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 30, 2022 7:17 pm

Shame you can’t offset the capital gain against the cost of keeping a mistress.

m0nty
m0nty
September 30, 2022 7:17 pm

Speculation in this article about Putin lobbing a mini nuke into Ukraine. I guess a dirty bomb would have the same effect.

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-inquiry/how-the-war-in-ukraine-might-end

Dot
Dot
September 30, 2022 7:17 pm

There’s also some speculation about Zelensky building a “dirty” bomb from spent fuel rods or suchlike from Ukraine’s nuclear power plants.

Why on earth would he want to do that?

Dot
Dot
September 30, 2022 7:18 pm

Speculation in this article about Putin lobbing a mini nuke into Ukraine. I guess a dirty bomb would have the same effect.

Again. Why would either Putin or Zelensky want to do this?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 30, 2022 7:18 pm

Dinesh Chinnappa, general manager for LDV Australia says every major OEM is committed to developing electric vehicles but what is less spoken about is the growing influence of China’s EV market on the rest of the world.

Leapmotor’s IPO yesterday made like a sheep leaping from a tree*. Fly, not so much.
Priced bottom of range and then immediately fell 42% on its first day.

* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrB_D_3IXOU

Rabz
September 30, 2022 7:21 pm

Gliberal imbecile Grub Stokes announces he is not recontesting 2023 NSW state election, declares it is “time to go into hiding before the righteous implementation of HOP Time™”

You can run all you like, but you cannot hide, you vile collectivist piece of excrement.

Cassie of Sydney
September 30, 2022 7:22 pm

“Will they include Rachel Perkin’s claim of 100,000 Aboriginal men, women and children murdered in the “Frontier Wars?””

On Monday night I went to a Rosh Hashana dinner with family and in attendance were friends from Melbourne. I hadn’t seen these friends in over three years and I was looking forward to catching up with them. Over dinner I had a conversation with my friend’s sixteen year old daughter. I could not believe the propaganda bubbling from her mouth about indigenous issues and climate change. The propaganda was exacerbated, as far as I’m concerned, by her parents who sat misty-eyed at her utterances and nodded in agreement. She told me that European white colonists (she seemed obsessed with the word “white”….which I found odd because she is white) committed genocide against our “first nations” (her words) and that the genocide was deliberate and planned, no different to the Holocaust. Well, that was too much for me and I spoke up. She was stunned when I said that whilst there were atrocities, which were bad, there was no deliberate genocide. I said that whilst I’m happy to look at and acknowledge real historical events, including atrocities (on both sides), I won’t swallow lies about indigenous history, propagated by far-left activists. She looked at me as though I was a creature from another planet.

Towards the end of the evening I started talking about Dan Andrews with her parents. Interestingly, her parents said that if there was a credible opposition they’d consider voting Liberal but they said Guy was a lightweight. And then the daughter piped up and she said how much she loved Daniel Andrews….that he was the “best”. I thought to myself, she’s been groomed very well. Who “loves” a politician? People used to speak like that in Nazi Germany about Hitler and in Soviet Russia about Lenin and Stalin…..how much they “loved” their leaders. I found the exchange quite depressing and sinister. This young girl isn’t being educated at a state school, she’s being educated at a tony private school. She’ll be voting in a few years.

I thought back to how my parents dealt with my left-wing fervour when I was young. I was verbally smacked down. I remember when I told my father I was going to see Gough Whitlam talk about the “dismissal”, my father laughed and said that the Goof was a disaster and his sacking was the best thing to happen to Australia.

m0nty
m0nty
September 30, 2022 7:23 pm

Putin is already threatening a nuke strike. Because he is losing.

2dogs
2dogs
September 30, 2022 7:24 pm

Why would Russia use a “dirty bomb” when it has battlefield nukes like the RD4-01?

Rabz
September 30, 2022 7:25 pm

Granga 7:08 pm

I was citing historical practice, squire, not advocating it.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 30, 2022 7:26 pm

That doesn’t make any sense BoN
Prince Joachim’s children have no connection to Tasmania.

Rosie – if they want to win the throne they’ll have to conquer the place.
Otherwise the Taswegian heir will stand athwart their way.
I like Princess Mary, she’s a hot babe.
It’s GoT with extra heads.

Rabz
September 30, 2022 7:27 pm

Putin is already threatening a nuke strike. Because he is losing

Using the “Reverse mUttley indicator”, the Poot is romping it in and the ukes are threatening to go nooklear on his house sized backside.

You know it makes sense, Cats 🙂

Indolent
Indolent
September 30, 2022 7:28 pm
2dogs
2dogs
September 30, 2022 7:29 pm

Mitt Romney’s refusal to help fellow Utah Republican Mike Lee decisively win his re-election campaign

To be fair, Romney staying away is probably more helpful than not.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 30, 2022 7:30 pm

I expect a number of NSW Lieborals will be overcome with the desire to spend more time with their family. Thus depriving people of the undeniable pleasure of throwing them out.

JC
JC
September 30, 2022 7:32 pm

m0nty says:
September 30, 2022 at 7:23 pm

Putin is already threatening a nuke strike. Because he is losing.

Hope he doesn’t use one Fatboy.

rosie
rosie
September 30, 2022 7:32 pm

Still doesn’t make sense, as there is no suggestion that Joachim or his children are interested in ‘winning the throne ‘.
They continue to hold their positions in the line of succession, they’ll just get counted instead of princed.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
September 30, 2022 7:37 pm

Can’t we a least toss a few pollies in to see if it works.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 30, 2022 7:37 pm

Rosie – It is a joke. I do that sometimes. Princess Mary of Hobart is a fine lady, and has done awesomely as the Crown Princess of Denmark. Her children are still princes and princesses, her single-headed nephews and nieces are now plebs. Got to hurt.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
September 30, 2022 7:39 pm

I’ve heard the Pute is going to kidnap munty, brainwash him into thinking Ukes taste like Krispy Kremes. Only problem munty doesn’t have a brain.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 30, 2022 7:40 pm

She told me that European white colonists (she seemed obsessed with the word “white”….which I found odd because she is white) committed genocide against our “first nations” (her words) and that the genocide was deliberate and planned, no different to the Holocaust.

There are nearly eight hundred thousand people claiming “Aboriginal” status at the last census.

Oh, and for what it’s worth, the first of my family landed in this country in 1815. They were station owners and managers, stockmen, drovers, bullock drivers, storekeepers and farmers from 1860 onward. Anyone who wants to accuse them of genocide, try and have some more firm evidence then “Stories my Nanna told me.”

rosie
rosie
September 30, 2022 7:41 pm

Not exactly ‘plebs’ being counts and countesses.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 7:43 pm

Test

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
September 30, 2022 7:44 pm

dover: sorry, only just back in civilisation.
Well, Brisbane.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 30, 2022 7:45 pm

dover: sorry, only just back in civilisation.
Well, Brisbane.

Not even close.

Roger
Roger
September 30, 2022 7:46 pm

Someone has been reading the internal polling methinks. Hey Libs, how about trying something different, like not being a fake version of Labor?

I imagine Pittwater would be prime takeover Teal territory.

Moving to the right wouldn’t help the Libs there, even if they could do it with conviction.

The voters are going to have to feel the consequences of their choices before sanity returns.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 7:47 pm

Seems Dover has possibly blocked Q posts.

Dover are you a Q denier as well?

Good evening everyone.

Razey
Razey
September 30, 2022 7:48 pm

Hopefully Vlad nukes Melbournistan first.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 7:50 pm

Q post 4016

Lee
Lee
September 30, 2022 7:50 pm

Over dinner I had a conversation with my friend’s sixteen year old daughter. I could not believe the propaganda bubbling from her mouth about indigenous issues and climate change. The propaganda was exacerbated, as far as I’m concerned, by her parents who sat misty-eyed at her utterances and nodded in agreement.

But for the parents being in agreement I would have definitely blamed the education system or too many left wing teachers in schools.
No doubt they are definitely at fault though for brainwashing many students, particularly girls, without any help from the parents.

Razey
Razey
September 30, 2022 7:52 pm

Leesays:
September 30, 2022 at 7:50 pm
Over dinner I had a conversation with my friend’s sixteen year old daughter. I could not believe the propaganda bubbling from her mouth about indigenous issues and climate change.

The joke is on her. She will be the one paying for it. By the time it wakes it will be far too late.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 7:53 pm

Seth Rich

Razey
Razey
September 30, 2022 7:58 pm

Melbourne is a bug in search of a windshield.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 30, 2022 8:00 pm

These day 16 year old girls think they are better educated than their parents and righty scientists.
We just don’t get it.
Thanks Drs Dunning and Kruger.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 30, 2022 8:02 pm

(Woot, it took quite a lot of editing to get that one past the 500 error censor.)

Roger
Roger
September 30, 2022 8:09 pm

Over dinner I had a conversation with my friend’s sixteen year old daughter. I could not believe the propaganda bubbling from her mouth…

Had a similar experience at dinner with the daughter of my wife’s cousin in NZ.

The topic du jour was how badly Australia treated refugees.

I simply pointed out how few NZ took by comparison and she went quiet.

Having a few facts at your fingertips always comes in handy in such situations.

P
P
September 30, 2022 8:10 pm

REP. AOC: “The same folks who tell us and told us that COVID is just a flu, that climate change isn’t real, that January 6th was nothing but a tourist visit, are now trying to tell us that transgender people are not real.”
https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1575699000958672897

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
September 30, 2022 8:12 pm

Have the greens ever had a good idea?

I don’t know if it was good, but preventing the Franklin river dam wasn’t bad.
Certainly didn’t hold back their hydroelectric successes.

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 30, 2022 8:13 pm

We drove up to Sydney from Canberra, Rabz, for a wedding this morning.

Raining when we got there, and raining when the bride and groom exited the church.

Rain off and on during the reception too.

cohenite
September 30, 2022 8:13 pm

– The best new Marilyn Monroe for a generation that would never have heard of her (or Miss E for that matter) ?

By way of comparison a cute owl.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
September 30, 2022 8:13 pm

I noticed the early discussion about the amount of explosive needed to take NS1 and 2 offline.

Without giving a ‘how-to’ masterclass, a few comments:

• Under EU regs, any pipeline breach, even a small perforation, would stop the pipelines being used commercially;

• A small breach would take months to fix, particularly given the concrete coating;

• The estimate of 100kg TNT doesn’t mean TNT was deployed. TNT is a standard reference explosive used to describe the measured explosive energy;

• The biggest commercial oilfield perf charge might, but probably wouldn’t, get through. So, ~90 grams of HE, well placed etc, etc, likely wouldn’t be enough to reliably fuck up the pipelines;

A military shaped charge (say, 1kg charge weight?), well placed, would comfortably shoot the concrete weights and 40mm of line pipe.

From the above, if the Danish marine seismic picked up a 100kg bang, that suggests either:

A) Someone not deploying divers, or an ROV to place a shaped charge; or

B) Someone wanting to make a point.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 8:15 pm

Is there really a 46th President of the United States of America?

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 8:16 pm

I don’t think so

cohenite
September 30, 2022 8:16 pm

And by further comparison Geller’s latest from the sicko left:

First Openly Trans Army Officer Charged in Spy Plot to Give U.S. Military Info to Russia

Biden Regime Creates a Diplomat to Plants (No Joke)

It All Started with Obama: Barack’s Fist-F**king “Safe Schools Czar” Pushed Books that Encouraged Children to Meet Adults at Gay Bars for Sex

And so forth.

Razey
Razey
September 30, 2022 8:17 pm

It was predicted that Trump would be the last president of the USA.

Predication confirmed. There will never be another legitimate president of the USA.

JC
JC
September 30, 2022 8:20 pm

Cronkers – are you talking about Yuri, the spoon bender?

cohenite
September 30, 2022 8:22 pm

Over dinner I had a conversation with my friend’s sixteen year old daughter. I could not believe the propaganda bubbling from her mouth about indigenous issues and climate change.

You’re more patient than me. If any of my young relos talk leftie shit they get told to STFU or they’ll be thrown overboard.

rosie
rosie
September 30, 2022 8:22 pm

‘St Malachy’ is now Q
And the Last Pope is now the Last President.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 30, 2022 8:23 pm

Mme Zulu is watching a travelogue on Amsterdam, on her tablet at the moment. I think she is hinting it’s about time we went on holiday…..

cohenite
September 30, 2022 8:23 pm

are you talking about Yuri, the spoon bender?

You know I’m very patient of you but don’t bad-mouth Pam.

Razey
Razey
September 30, 2022 8:24 pm

rosiesays:
September 30, 2022 at 8:22 pm
‘St Malachy’ is now Q
And the Last Pope is now the Last President.

Take another clot shot fuck face.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
September 30, 2022 8:25 pm

H B Bear says:
September 30, 2022 at 7:45 pm

dover: sorry, only just back in civilisation.
Well, Brisbane.

Not even close.

Appalling.
The bonhomie factor has cratered.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 30, 2022 8:27 pm

REP. AOC: “The same folks who tell us and told us that COVID is just a flu, that climate change isn’t real, that January 6th was nothing but a tourist visit, are now trying to tell us that transgender people are not real.”

Ah my sides. Clovid! Yep, that’s about right. She’s fun.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 30, 2022 8:38 pm

Ranga, just before lunchtime:

BoN I think Knuckles has been watching CNN with his admiration of WA media, its all I can come up with.

That was a berley trail, GR.

Zipster
Zipster
September 30, 2022 8:40 pm
P
P
September 30, 2022 8:44 pm

A group called Mermaids is appealing a 2021 ruling by the U.K. Charities Commission that granted charitable status to an organization named the LGB Alliance.

The case is fascinating for a number of reasons. First, there are the rival parties. Mermaids is an organization that advocates for trans rights, particularly those of young people. The LGB Alliance advocates for the rights of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. The absence of the T in the group’s name is significant: The LGB Alliance rejects the idea that biological men can be women and vice versa, and strongly opposes trans treatment for minors. Therein lies the point of conflict. For the U.K. government to grant charitable status to such a group is to recognize that such a stance serves the common good. The trans activists reject this; to them, the government’s decision reeks of TERFs, the feminists critical of transgenderism who now occupy a place in the trans pantheon of evil only slightly above that of straight white males.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 30, 2022 8:48 pm

“The same folks who tell us and told us that COVID is just a flu”

************

Doc Coleman:

Here is the PROOF that covid-19 was downgraded in March 2020
10TH FEBRUARY 2021

As I reported on my website back in March, on March 19th, the public health bodies in the UK and the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens decided that the new disease should no longer be classified as a ‘high consequence infectious disease’ (click on the link below to see the proof). The coronavirus was downgraded to flu level.

A couple of days after this decision, the UK Government introduced lockdowns and introduced the most oppressive Bill in British Parliamentary history. The Emergency Bill, which was 358 pages long, turned Britain into a totalitarian state and gave the Government and the police unprecedented powers. Public meetings and elections were banned and there were new powers relating to ‘restrictions on use and disclosure of information’.

There are still people who do not know that the coronavirus was downgraded to `flu’ threat back in March. Please send the link to MPs and newspapers. It proves that everything that has happened since March has been a lie.

Link in the link.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 30, 2022 8:50 pm

In the episode of the Lord of the Rings that dropped today, a character corrected Galadriel when she used the wrong pro-noun to address him.
Seriously.
I’m watching it taking the view that it’s just some fan fiction that made it’s way in film.

Makka
Makka
September 30, 2022 8:51 pm

Why would either Putin or Zelensky want to do this?

Maybe neither want it. But they could quite easily get it anyway. Don’t rule out anther false flag event. It’s already been gamed, without a doubt.

Old bloke
Old bloke
September 30, 2022 8:53 pm

ulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
September 30, 2022 at 8:23 pm

Mme Zulu is watching a travelogue on Amsterdam, on her tablet at the moment. I think she is hinting it’s about time we went on holiday…..

Take a torch and batteries.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 30, 2022 8:53 pm

Kumanjayi Walker inquest: Police chose culture above safety for teenager

Kristin Shorten
Investigative Journalist
@itsKShort
19 minutes ago September 30, 2022

A senior Northern Territory ­policeman has admitted that while it “did not sit well” with him, he made the “painstaking” decision to elevate “cultural sensitivities” above the safety of Kumanjayi Walker’s girlfriend by allowing the Indigenous teenager to remain free for days to attend a funeral.

The first month of the coronial inquest into Walker’s death has frequently heard the premise that Walker fled custody in late 2019 to attend his great uncle’s funeral at remote Yuendumu and that he had a significant role to play there.

Counsel assisting the coroner, Peggy Dwyer, said during the ­inquest’s opening in Alice Springs that Walker fled the Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Unit on ­October 29 that year to attend the funeral.

“Your Honour, it would subsequently become clear that Kumanjayi left CAAAPU at that time because there was important sorry business being scheduled in Yuendumu,” she said.

However, Walker’s girlfriend Rickisha Robertson has previously told The Australian that she and Walker did not attend the funeral on November 9, 2019. “We went for a walk,” she said.

“Only thing, he was crying out for gunja. He was going to his family to ask them (for gunja).

Senior Aboriginal community policeman Derek Williams and Walker’s cousin Samara Fernandez-Brown have both told the ­inquest they did not see Walker at the burial.

In early 2020 Ms Robertson said that Walker had escaped from CAAAPU because other girls – who the Australian has decided not to name – encouraged him to flee.

“The girls who were talking to him (told him) to run away from CAAAPU,” she said.

Constable Zachary Rolfe fatally shot Walker during an arrest at the outback community northwest of Alice Springs on the evening of November 9, 2019, after the 19-year-old stabbed him in the shoulder with a pair of scissors.

Earlier this year a jury found the policeman not guilty of all charges related to Walker’s death.

Ms Robertson also told The Australian that she did not believe Walker had stabbed police before he was shot, although the fact he did has never been disputed as Walker gripping a bloodstained pair of scissors was captured on the officers’ body-worn cameras.

“I know because I’m the one who saw him walking and he didn’t have anything in his hand,” she said.

“Not even scissors. Not even a knife. He was just walking. He was just really stoned and he doesn’t know what he is doing when he is stoned.”

The first four weeks of the inquest in Alice Springs has exposed the position NT Police often finds itself in, having to dance between respecting Aboriginal culture and fulfilling its duty to enforce the law and maintain community safety.

Barrister Andrew Boe – representing the Walker, Lane and Robertson families – has put to all police witnesses so far that Walker’s arrest was “non-urgent” ­because Walker was not a threat to the community.

But Superintendent Jody Nobbs this week told Coroner ­Elisabeth Armitage that when Walker fled from CAAAPU “safety concerns loomed large in my mind” for Ms Robertson.

On November 6 Walker threatened two police officers with an axe when they tried to arrest him. The next day, Yuendumu officer in charge Julie Frost learned that a funeral was planned for the weekend.

Despite their fears for Ms Robertson, Sergeant Frost and Superintendent Nobbs hatched a plan for elder Eddie Robertson to surrender Walker after the funeral.

“We actually bounced backwards and forwards quite substantially around the pros and cons of both and the risks inherent within it, as it relates to Rickisha, and we reached a consensus that we would place greater weight on the cultural sensitivities and the impending funeral,” Superintendent Nobbs told the court.

“It didn’t sit well with me and I wasn’t comfortable, notwithstanding that I elevated the cultural sensitivities over the safety issues, but it just didn’t sit well with me at all.

“I drew a line in the sand that once the funeral … occurred, that’s when the surrender was going to take place and the subsequent ­arrest.”

Superintendent Nobbs said police were duty-bound to detain Walker as soon as possible but were also trying to be “culturally respectful”. “There were ultimately five things that were concerning me, but if I had to elevate one over the others it was the Rickisha safety concern in my mind,” he said.

“They were such a challenging couple and it just did not sit well with me in terms of the fact that he continued to be at large, notwithstanding it was for a genuine bona fide cultural reason.”

The inquest will resume on ­October 10.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 30, 2022 8:57 pm

Doc Coleman:

Care Home and Hospital Patients Are Routinely drugged without their Knowledge – and it’s perfectly Legal!
30TH SEPTEMBER 2022

It is now common practice in care homes, nursing homes and hospitals for staff to use nasty little tricks in order to persuade their patients to take tranquillisers and sedatives. This is, of course, not done for the sake of the patients but for the sake of the staff. Patients who lie in bed all day, doing nothing, saying nothing and asking for nothing are much easier to look after than patients who are alert and alive to the fact that they are treated by a bunch of psychopaths masquerading as nursing staff.

Medicines are routinely hidden in food or drink so that residents do not know that they are being drugged. And relatives will not be made privy to the secret. Covert medication is common and, surprisingly, it is entirely legal.

As a general rule, if you go into any sort of residential home or hospital and find the majority of the residents sitting in chairs or lying in bed, silent and unspeaking, then the chances are high that everyone has been covertly medicated so that the staff can spend their days playing cards, watching television, reading the newspaper, gossiping or, on fine days, sitting out in the garden catching a few rays.

https://vernoncoleman.org/articles/care-home-and-hospital-patients-are-routinely-drugged-without-their-knowledge- and it’s perfectly Legal!

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
September 30, 2022 8:58 pm

dover: sorry, only just back in civilisation.
Well, Brisbane.

Not even close.

Ay! In Brisbane we know how to make and use fire.

After our main industrial power source becomes wind turbines I wonder if Dutch accents will become mandatory, to complete the journey.

Rabz
September 30, 2022 8:59 pm

she said how much she loved Daniel Andrews

She’ll lose that very sad habit after being heaved into the nearest volcano to appease the gerbil worming deities (hopefully).

On a more invigorating note, here’s some unrepentant good ol’ fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, as she is spoke, peoples … 🙂

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 8:59 pm

Q post forty eight hundred

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:00 pm

Q post 4780

Rabz
September 30, 2022 9:08 pm

custard – you’ve lost it, squire.

Sad.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
September 30, 2022 9:10 pm

Custard you’ve lost the plot. Get help.

Rabz
September 30, 2022 9:13 pm
Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
September 30, 2022 9:13 pm

saying “hello” to a li’l friend, they will be

That’s very un-Australian Rabz.
Your li’l friend should be a cricket bat.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:16 pm

I haven’t actually.

You lot are completely ignorant.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:17 pm

And then go and fuck yourselves.

I think that is a measured response.

You people are off the pace.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 30, 2022 9:18 pm

The trilogy that destroyed the James Bond franchise. Sean Connery would have agreed.

Jason Bourne, extreme ways music video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A–k4o5BDjY&t

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:18 pm

Trump is referencing this.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:19 pm

Why would he do that ?

rickw
rickw
September 30, 2022 9:20 pm

A small breach would take months to fix, particularly given the concrete coating;

Why would a repair of a small breach take months?

What sort of pipeline doesn’t have repair procedures, repair equipment, repair materials and appropriately skilled contractors at the ready?

(We had spare pipe in storage, pipe clamps and qualified and trained contractors)

Why is the concrete a particular issue? Abrade or jackhammer it off, install the mesh and cover plate and start welding. Concrete can be reinstated later. It’s function is ballast and protection, not containment.

Rabz
September 30, 2022 9:21 pm

OSC – I’m not sullying my beloved Bradman* with the putrid excrescences of a collectivist.

The Sluggers were purchased in the States and brought back for very sound reasons.

*Can’t find a picture that can even do mine justice. The front logo is laser etched. Of the Slazenger Bradman Collection from the Nineties.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:21 pm

Q is not everything, it’s a part of the puzzle

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 30, 2022 9:22 pm

I am on the pace. Hale and Pace, to be specific.

Funny as fuck, those blokes.

rickw
rickw
September 30, 2022 9:23 pm

she said how much she loved Daniel Andrews

That’s when you play the “tomorrow belongs to me” clip, careful that munty doesn’t turn up and join in though!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 30, 2022 9:26 pm

Hale and Pace, to be specific.

One of the best live acts I’ve ever seen!

JC
JC
September 30, 2022 9:27 pm

Custard

Ranga is serious as I was the other evening. I think you’re a good guy with honorable intentions, but you need to get a little help about this. Help yourself because we can’t.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:29 pm

JC I’m fine

I appreciate your concern

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:31 pm

I vented

All people do this

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
September 30, 2022 9:32 pm

Cassie Sets World Record for 100M Run

Her style could do with a higher front knee lift and staying in her own lane would reduce her time even further.
Although the recent diet has worked wonders on her upper body.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:33 pm

It’s just that the Q posts are relevant.

This blog should acknowledge that fact.

But at this stage they probably won’t.

Rabz
September 30, 2022 9:34 pm

it’s a part of the puzzle

As opposed to your now missing brain.

Custard, this is not good. I’m as big a fan of Fatty Trump as anyone on this esteemed blogue. The 2020 election was stolen – of that can there be no doubt. For example, let’s just paraphrase some Tucker:

“No one listened at the time because he’s senile and he was never going to win.”

He was referring to this statement by the illegitimate syphilitic geriatric: “We’re going to end fossil fuels”.

Keystone – shut down (among other acts of self destructive stupidity). The US goes from being a net exporter of petroleum to a desperate importer.

The illegitimate syphilitic geriatric (paraphrasing): “nordstream will be shut down, we can do it”.

All of this just goes to show that we can pretend we’re living in a gilded age, until it all inevitably turns to shite.

Humanity’s propensity for self destruction can never be underestimated, much less wished away.

All I ever wanted was to relax, listen to awesome tunes and be savouring a soft tummied goil.

But yeah, no, there won’t be any of that.

Rabz
September 30, 2022 9:37 pm

Cassie Sets World Record for 100M Run

Sacré bleu! Is there nothing our beloved laydee polemicist cannot do?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
September 30, 2022 9:37 pm

Custard.

You are speculating that are enough honest people in DC to run a operation that would see the party which receives 90% of the votes there wrecked.

Maintain a healthy scepticism and remember most of the cases would have to pass through a DC courthouse. Clinton could bugger a choirboy live on tv and a jury wouldn’t convict there.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 30, 2022 9:38 pm

Razeysays:

September 30, 2022 at 8:24 pm

rosiesays:
September 30, 2022 at 8:22 pm
‘St Malachy’ is now Q
And the Last Pope is now the Last President.
…..
Take another clot shot fuck face.

Take it to the Duelling Thread.
With Samurai swords.
And little Philipino gals who really understand the value of the Aussie pension.

Fuckface.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:44 pm

Rabz

I accept what you say in your piece but my brain isn’t missing.

Ever since Trump lost the 2020 election and I lost $560 I have devoted myself to finding out what the fuck happened on November 3 2020

I know that that election was inextricably linked to the ChinaVirus

I’ve been trying to find out the truth ever since

I’ve ran for public office twice because I did not like what was happening here in Australia

I don’t like what is happening but I’m simply paying attention.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 30, 2022 9:45 pm

JCsays:

September 30, 2022 at 9:27 pm

Custard

Ranga is serious as I was the other evening. I think you’re a good guy with honorable intentions, but you need to get a little help about this. Help yourself because we can’t.

Seriously, custard.
We all respect your efforts having a crack at the Senate election and putting it on the line.
But, please, take some time out with family and friends and take a break f from the Q stuff.

rickw
rickw
September 30, 2022 9:45 pm

Big showdown with the CCP Political Officer tomorrow. We had a pretty hot phone call yesterday arvo. My strategy is to only meet with him on site, so he can see first hand the shite his crew have been churning out.

areff
areff
September 30, 2022 9:47 pm

No0 surprise the academic who denounced Australian men in Antarctica as sexist brutes would arrive at that conclusion.

Check out her oeuvre.

https://theconversation.com/profiles/meredith-nash-13464/articles

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:48 pm

Joe Biden is not the 46th President of the USA

rickw
rickw
September 30, 2022 9:49 pm

Seriously, custard.
We all respect your efforts having a crack at the Senate election and putting it on the line.
But, please, take some time out with family and friends and take a break from the Q stuff.

+1000

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:51 pm

Donald J Trump said it

Rabz
September 30, 2022 9:52 pm

Custard – this is going to sound very insincere, but you need to step back.

It’s like what happened with poor ol’ Arks – we will inevitably experience misfortune in our lives. It can take many forms. I was joking about you not having a brain – you have one, Squire. Use it.

Posting comments here that make you look like some unhinged conspiracy hypothesist is not a sensible use of your time.

Look for things outside of this blogue, politics, all of the idiocy of modern life and just go and enjoy them, Squire. While you still can. We exist on this planet for the equivalent of an eyeblink.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:54 pm

Rabz cobber

No

I’m not going to do that.

Perhaps I might ask a question.

Have you ever read a Q post?

Simple question.

rickw
rickw
September 30, 2022 9:54 pm

Check out her oeuvre.

How many years would you need to be locked in an Antarctic base with her before that thought even crossed your mind?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 30, 2022 9:56 pm

Not many people want to take on this bloke. Potholer tried and has kept his mouth shut since. I wonder why? Typical of ex BBC / BBC journos.

Tony Heller:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjdT-NdSoWM&t

duncanm
duncanm
September 30, 2022 9:59 pm

Custard has gone off the reservation.

Someone call in the white coats.

rickw
rickw
September 30, 2022 10:01 pm

Have you ever read a Q post?

Yes. It’s fucking bullshit on the basis that nothing ever lines up with their commentary unless you have a spare wall, lots of photographs and documents, string, a whole lot of pins, time and imagination.

Q being bullshit doesn’t mean that a whole lot of bad and nefarious shit isn’t happening either. eg. Pretty much everyone here except munty would agree that Demonrats cheated to get Pedo Pete into office.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 30, 2022 10:02 pm

OK, Custard.
Lets say you decided to just spend 3-4 weeks not looking at Q stuff.
I mean, the great immutable truths will still be truths at the end of October, right,?
It doesn’t need you monitoring it 24/7 to come to pass.

Leon L
Leon L
September 30, 2022 10:02 pm

Custard

Grover Cleveland was elected twice non consecutively as POTUS 22 (1885) and POTUS 24 (1893).
Thus Joe Biden is the 45th person elected POTUS.
Trump trolling to the nth degree.

Rabz
September 30, 2022 10:03 pm

Have you ever read a Q post?

No, Squire. Too busy engaging in other more worthwhile things, such as rubbing new blonde goilfriend’s soft tummy, adding to the adidas sneaker collection, blundering around Sydneystan or listening to some favourite toons … 🙂

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 10:05 pm

Think about this for a moment.

Everyone (well almost everyone) on this blog actually knows who I am.

I am Peter Castieau.

Everything I’ve said so far I stand by.

All this bullshit that I need to step away from the bong pipe is your own ignorance.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 30, 2022 10:07 pm

No, Squire. Too busy engaging in other more worthwhile things, such as rubbing new blonde goilfriend’s soft tummy, adding to the adidas sneaker collection, blundering around Sydneystan or listening to some

One of those is an admirable pursuit.
The latter two are not.

Jorge
Jorge
September 30, 2022 10:07 pm

Jack Charles interviewed on BBC World: I had no idea he was just 4’ 11” tall.
At the end of it all they asked him to sum himself up and he replied ‘comfortably full of it, and still up myself’. Funny bastard.

Rabz
September 30, 2022 10:09 pm

I’m not having it, Pancho – those are the three most (current) favourite activities in me loife! 🙂

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
September 30, 2022 10:10 pm

Why would a repair of a small breach take months?

1) Sorting finance/insurance/regulation/indemnity issues.
2) 70m water depth.
3) Physical access to steel either on a lay barge, or for divers/ROV.
4) Mobilisation of appropriate expertise and specialist equipment.

Pretty much the same issues as for a large breach.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 10:11 pm

JC and now Rabz are now two people who claim that they have never read a Q post.

Interesting isn’t it.

Rabz
September 30, 2022 10:12 pm

Not to mention planning new monthly radio shows, the next one of which might just happen to be on tomorrow night!

What in the Woild?!

Rabz
September 30, 2022 10:13 pm

custard – I’m not lying. Never read one, even inadvertently (from what I can gather).

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 10:14 pm

Well that’s to your detriment Rabz not mine

rickw
rickw
September 30, 2022 10:19 pm

Pretty much the same issues as for a large breach.

So they wouldn’t have a plan and a degree readiness to deal with damage from a dragged anchor?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 30, 2022 10:19 pm

custardsays:

September 30, 2022 at 10:11 pm

JC and now Rabz are now two people who claim that they have never read a Q post.

Interesting isn’t it.

Add me to the list of Q recalcitrants.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 10:19 pm

I’m here till the bottom of the hour.

rosie
rosie
September 30, 2022 10:21 pm
NoFixedAddress
NoFixedAddress
September 30, 2022 10:21 pm

Custard

How do I contact you on Telegram?

Drop a note at the Furniture Store.

JC
JC
September 30, 2022 10:23 pm

Finally reeled one in

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 30, 2022 10:23 pm

The kids are happy.

Cash and Randy.

*************

woof bark growl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Umwwz5NPSE

Gabor
Gabor
September 30, 2022 10:24 pm

Ever since Trump lost the 2020 election and I lost $560

Which is hurting you more?
If it helps I will reimburse you for the $560.
About the Trumpster, I can’t help, yes he was cheated but thems the breaks in the US.
Bugger all we can do about it.

Please snap out of this obsession, it rots your mind.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 30, 2022 10:25 pm

I am Q-free.

Q-less. Without Q.

My reading of Q is experiencing a period of negative growth.

I have achieved net-zero Q.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 10:26 pm

I am on telegram as Peter Castieau

Find there

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 10:29 pm

This blog doesn’t know where we are at in the movie.

That’s the problem.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 10:35 pm

All the ships are sailing in the same direction now…about to arrive at their common destination in the month of RED OCTOBER.

Durham revelations.
Trump Raid.
Seth Rich.
Ukraine biolabs/Nazis.
Nord Pipeline sabotage.
Maxwell’s international sex trafficking ring.
Financial crisis.
Biden Crime Family investigation.
Iran Deal shenanigans.
Fentanyl drug smuggling.
Open border crisis.
9/11 revelations.
Massive election fraud being facilitated by foreign controlled Election Management Systems & Apps run by CCP agents.
Trump & his team doing even more openly public blatant endorsements of the Q community.

Buckle thyself up and gird thy loins in proper fashion. It’s going to be biblical.

The Hunters Become The Hunted.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 30, 2022 10:36 pm

This blog doesn’t know where we are at in the movie.

Is the movie Groundhog Day?

Not to speak for anyone else, but I’ve been hearing hopeful Q-related predictions for a few years now.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 30, 2022 10:38 pm

9/11 revelations

Oh my word.

This better not be about the melting temperature of steel.

Rabz
September 30, 2022 10:38 pm

They’re back, peoples …

Rabz’ Friday night pop tarts:

Miss Hannah Peel
Miss Kate Bush
Miss Florence Welch

NoFixedAddress
NoFixedAddress
September 30, 2022 10:40 pm

JC

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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 30, 2022 10:42 pm

Red October quote:

Re-verify our range to target… one ping only.

Ping!

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 30, 2022 10:42 pm

David Bowie:

***********

David Bowie – Heroes (Live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU9JAvZGaIg

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