Open Thread – Tues 27 Sept 2022


Haywain Triptych, Hieronymus Bosch, 1500

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

2.2K Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 29, 2022 9:34 pm

Well done, lovely lady.

Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love (Official Video) (VOD)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_zHQ6kFuQ0

custard
custard
September 29, 2022 9:34 pm

would urge

custard
custard
September 29, 2022 9:36 pm

Good fortune to you Mother Lode

m0nty
m0nty
September 29, 2022 9:36 pm

If you read up on what happens in TheStorm™, it’s crazier than Revelations. Mass public beheadings, ethnic purges, it’s a white supremacist’s wet dream.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 29, 2022 9:37 pm

‘bern, I was tidying up my FY22 Super Fund stuff today to send off for audit.
Found that Westpac buyback statement from February.
I got all misty over it.
I think I might frame a copy.

Dot
Dot
September 29, 2022 9:37 pm

outs himself as a Q denier, that’s his right

People would likely open up to Q if they knew WTF Q was banging on about.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 29, 2022 9:38 pm

WBC buyback nohm nohm nohm.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 29, 2022 9:38 pm

How do people live in Chicago?

More precipitously and dangerously than most other places.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 29, 2022 9:39 pm

Mother Lodesays:

September 29, 2022 at 9:34 pm

I am a Q denier.

Think about that.

Gasp!
There’s a solar flare with your name on it.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 29, 2022 9:39 pm

If Q wills.

Indolent
Indolent
September 29, 2022 9:40 pm

Sorry Custard, “site blocked due to Trojan” Malwarebytes.

Try this one

custard
custard
September 29, 2022 9:41 pm

Dot

For goodness sake, go and read the first 20 or so

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 29, 2022 9:41 pm

feelthebernsays:

September 29, 2022 at 9:38 pm

WBC buyback nohm nohm nohm.

We did three.
Westpac, Woolies and CBA.
All noice.
But Westpac was the tastiest.

Sorry.

I’m choking up again.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 29, 2022 9:43 pm

CBA was great because the all up exit was a tad over 120 bucks.
Compared to the 90 odd today.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 29, 2022 9:43 pm

I don’t think it would be unreasonable to ask Q for a realistic timeframe for something. Anything.

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
September 29, 2022 9:46 pm

NSW plod have a lot to learn – $3k was the ask of Nigel apparently, back in Dan’s heyday, VIC plod had their hands out for $50k+ for event ‘protection’ I seem to recall?!

JC
JC
September 29, 2022 9:46 pm

KD
Q sounds like a former intel dude taking the piss. I took a look from Indolent’s personal link. You know what, he actually sounds like AI.

m0nty
m0nty
September 29, 2022 9:47 pm

For those who don’t know what Q is:

It is a set of short blog posts ostensibly from some secret operative who knows about a conspiracy of patriots to expose a separate but more massive conspiracy that runs the world.

There is supposed to be an event called The Storm where the rock spiders, cannibals and Satanists who run this larger conspiracy will be unmasked and put to death in televised mass executions.

Q posts appear at random intervals and rarely speak in anything other than cryptic passive voice. Q devotees spend endless hours deciphering meaning from seemingly innocuous sentence fragments.

If this all sounds insane to you… yes, yes it is. To describe it is to condemn it.

DaFisk
DaFisk
September 29, 2022 9:48 pm

Biden tooling up for a long war, commissioning another round of HIMARS kit for Ukraine that won’t arrive for years.

By the time they arrive, Russia will be dragging 90-year-old conscripts out of the stage 4 cancer ward and sending them to the front armed with toilet plungers. The war is going tremendously well for US hegemony (see the greenback go up, up!). Not so well for Putinists!

custard
custard
September 29, 2022 9:48 pm

The whole Q thing (I think) is actually a thing.

It’s pretty massive if you really think about it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
September 29, 2022 9:49 pm

feelthebernsays:

September 29, 2022 at 9:43 pm

CBA was great because the all up exit was a tad over 120 bucks.
Compared to the 90 odd today.

Yes.
A couple I didn’t replenish the buyback stock afterwards.
I was thinking about that today and might think about piling in again soon.
If there is a hint that Chalmers might play with franking, we might see a welter of buybacks to get in first.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

apparently, back in Dan’s heyday, VIC plod had their hands out for $50k+ for event ‘protection’ I seem to recall?!

Vicplod didn’t collect. This makes NSW Plod smarter, coz they at least blackmailed $3,000 out of Farage.

custard
custard
September 29, 2022 9:50 pm

I’ll stay till the top of the hour.

Indolent
Indolent
September 29, 2022 9:50 pm

There is supposed to be an event called The Storm where the rock spiders, cannibals and Satanists who run this larger conspiracy will be unmasked and put to death in televised mass executions.

Well, i’m quite prepared to believe that rock spiders, cannibals and Satanists are running the world. The rest I’m not sure about.

JC
JC
September 29, 2022 9:50 pm

custard says:
September 29, 2022 at 9:48 pm

The whole Q thing (I think) is actually a thing.

It’s pretty massive if you really think about it.

Yes, I’m sure it massive as there are a lot of gullible twits around.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 29, 2022 9:51 pm

Senator for Pakistan Mehreen Faruqi wants more Australian taxpayers $$$$ for Pakistan
Thursday, 29 September 2022

Michael Smith News.

custard
custard
September 29, 2022 9:53 pm

JC your place at first is locked.

JC
JC
September 29, 2022 9:54 pm

Fatboy, STFU. You too putting on these airs as though you’ve been immune to shit like this.

You were peddling Adam Schiff’s lies and bullshit for years here and the old Cat. You have nothing to be crowing about, you fat turd. Get back in the basement or Sutton will send the Basement Compliance cops around to weld you in. Go on scram.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 29, 2022 9:54 pm

Bruce Hornsby:

By Bruce Hornsby and the Range from their 1986 album The Way It Is.

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

JC
JC
September 29, 2022 9:56 pm

JC your place at first is locked.

Oh good. Thanks Custard.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 29, 2022 9:56 pm

Q

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 29, 2022 9:59 pm

You know what, he actually sounds like AI.

Q is a bot?

Q is a bot!

JC
JC
September 29, 2022 10:03 pm

Yea, I’d never seen that shit before I linked onto Indolent’s stuff. It sounds like a bot, KD.

It’s not quite, but it’s like a random sentence generator focused on folks with certain political traits who are very gullible.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 29, 2022 10:06 pm

A bloke walking his dog.

********

Cash 2.0 Great Dane meeting new people in Marina Del Rey 20

woof bark growl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoSZStvLR3w

JC
JC
September 29, 2022 10:07 pm

There is supposed to be an event called The Storm where the rock spiders, cannibals, over weight ledftwing idiots who reside in the basement and Satanists who run this larger conspiracy will be unmasked and put to death in televised mass executions.

Oh Good. Do you know if it’s going to be televised on FTA or a pay channel, Fatboy. I’d really like to watch the show live though.

custard
custard
September 29, 2022 10:08 pm

One can only hope that other people would be more curious. You can’t wish for anything else.

Razey
Razey
September 29, 2022 10:08 pm
custard
custard
September 29, 2022 10:10 pm

Well maybe you could.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 29, 2022 10:12 pm

it’s like a random sentence generator focused on folks with certain political traits who are very gullible.

Like a Facebook algorithm. Yeah righto.

Razey
Razey
September 29, 2022 10:14 pm

Free speech protection racket’: NSW Police send Nigel Farage $3000 bill for ‘security’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngGVe8Ynwas

m0nty
m0nty
September 29, 2022 10:15 pm

You can’t even drive a car without causing an accident, JC. Have you still got your licence or did they take it away already?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 29, 2022 10:15 pm

Don’t be angry at the kids. They are just being kids.

Cash is one of the tallest dogs in the world and spins most people out.

Rabz
September 29, 2022 10:30 pm

There is supposed to be an event called The Storm where the rock spiders, cannibals and Satanists who run this larger conspiracy will be unmasked and put to death in televised mass executions

Cool – and after enjoying that televisual feast, we then deal with various other monsters lurking in plain sight via some good ol’ fashioned HOP Time™.

Trigger warning: Hideously uglee execution worthy fascist imbeciles (BIRM)*

*No, I have not forgotten, much less forgiven. They’re on a very long list, for very sound reasons.

P
P
September 29, 2022 10:31 pm
cohenite
September 29, 2022 10:40 pm

It’s not quite, but it’s like a random sentence generator focused on folks with certain political traits who are very gullible.

I knew it: Q is a Turing Machine.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 29, 2022 10:47 pm

Tucker Carlson: Did The U.S. Blow Up The Nord Stream Pipelines? Of Course, We’re Blaming Putin

Full Transcript

From the Comments

– Which nation was doing naval exercises in that area around this time? There is your answer…seems as if nothing short of nuclear war is the goal of Biden & Co.

– The lunatics appear to be running the asylum. Scary times ahead. We are a nation that is being run by incompetent ideologues that are driving us into both poverty and WWIII. November can’t come fast enough

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 29, 2022 10:50 pm

Thursday Cartoon: Thank Joe Biden for the Fentanyl Crisis

To put it in some perspective, the Vietnam War killed over 58,000 Americans in the second longest war in American history. In 2021, COVID claimed the lives of just over 21,000 Americans in the 21-45 age, demographic. In the same year, Fentanyl overdoses killed almost TWICE that number — yet we shut down the economy, but wouldn’t shut down the border. At present, 154 Americans die every day from fentanyl.

Joe Biden refuses to do anything productive to stop the flow of illegal fentanyl across the southern border.

Biden isn’t just a border “coyote.” He’s also a drug dealer.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 29, 2022 10:56 pm

The African American 13% go the wrong man!

THE IRONY: Recent Temple University Graduate Gunned Down in Philidelphia Was 2020 Democrat Election Organizer

23-year-old Everett Beauregard was seen on video walking up to his South Philly apartment on Thursday, September 22 just after midnight when a gunman shot him to death.

According to police, the murder suspect had been circling the neighborhood on foot for one hour before he randomly shot and killed Everett Beauregard.

Now it turns out per a cursory review of his work profile, Beauregard was a Democrat Election organizer in the 2020 Election.

cohenite
September 29, 2022 11:00 pm

– The lunatics appear to be running the asylum. Scary times ahead. We are a nation that is being run by incompetent ideologues that are driving us into both poverty and WWIII. November can’t come fast enough

November is never coming.

And on that depressing note a cute owl.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 29, 2022 11:00 pm

Ford 3o2- Windsor.

Throttle to around 8000rpm and do no let up. Cleetus and James are not even close. I will say the Americans are catching up fast. A shame shipping costs are through the roof. We’d be over saying hello and mangling them all.

SICKO WINS THE BURNOUT MASTERS AT SUMMERNATS 32

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAQkeS9hlQE

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 29, 2022 11:10 pm

Mark Dice:

Joe Biden Sees a Ghost.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rLS2xKxzN8

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 29, 2022 11:27 pm

Reverend Simon Sideways:

She’s a bitch.

Jacinda Ardern , free speech is our enemies weapon!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2yLSPsNmbc

Rabz
September 29, 2022 11:30 pm

a cute owl

Yecch. Nothing remotely womanly about that … thing.

Rabz
September 29, 2022 11:35 pm

Beauregard was a democrat election organizer in the 2020 election

And now he’s dead, dead, dead, courtesy of a process known as natural selection.

Zero sympathy.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 29, 2022 11:53 pm

Great song:

Barry Manilow – Copacabana (At the Copa) (Remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKR2n-G-wdM

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 30, 2022 12:21 am

Cleetus:

I am banned from the other joint.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjkDL1A80UI

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 30, 2022 1:17 am

This bloke just wrecks cops.

Power To The Proletariat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h24PnonPsdk

calli
calli
September 30, 2022 1:20 am

Marvellous day of blue skies and sunshine in Edinburgh today.

Staying in the Grassmarket in the shadow of the Castle walls. The place where they hanged the Covenanters, so I have to watch my step. Of which there are many and steep up to the Castle. Right at the top is the war memorial, its shrine sitting on the highest piece of natural rock from the plug. The story of Scottish sacrifice is overwhelming.

TE, did you know there’s a line on HMAS Sydney and the Emden in the memorial?

A piper was skirling on the way down, the first I’d heard. Stirring stuff at the head of the Royal Mile which I dutifully walked. On the way is St Giles with its stone crown. Inside is a huge array of memorials to Scottish notables. Saw this one for DocDuk:

Thank God for James Young Simpson’s discovery of chloroform anaesthesia in 1847.

The Scots were well and truly punching above their weight when it came to medicine and education in general. Shame I can’t understand half of them!

The Mile is flanked by some remarkable architecture, quirky and grubby and all needing a good tub. My theory – grime is holding it all together. The parliament, opposite Holyrood, is diabolically ugly, brutalist modern in the “style” of Fed Square. The new wave of Scots giving the middle finger to the giants who preceded them.

calli
calli
September 30, 2022 1:25 am

I mentioned “the plug” – Cats most likely know the castle is built on an extinct volcano.

Which had me thinking…they built a massive fortress on the thing without a care in the world. We aren’t even allowed to climb Mt Warning.

Aussies like the Scots were once used as shock troops in battle. These days we couldn’t battle our way out of a paper bag.

calli
calli
September 30, 2022 1:35 am

And I tried to tempt the Beloved to purchase a kilt. Nothing doing! The tartan is quite striking and bright, almost Hi-Viz.

A proper, good quality one was well over $1K, so he passed. 😀

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
September 30, 2022 1:48 am

Have a squiz.

FULL INTERVIEW: Dr Jordan Peterson sits down with Piers Morgan.

Clinical psychologist and public intellectual Dr Jordan Peterson has sat down with Sky News Australia host Piers Morgan for an insightful and emotional interview discussing his work, free speech and the world today

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

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 30, 2022 3:10 am
feelthebern
feelthebern
September 30, 2022 3:18 am

Scrolling the main pages of the NYT, WaPo, WSJ & Bloomberg, there is no coverage of the alleged trans traitor.
Not even zero hedge.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 30, 2022 3:23 am

Phil Collins & Genesis have sold their catalogue to a label that is ultimately owned by a life insurance company.
Sad.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 30, 2022 3:51 am

Two stories on Nord Stream 1&2.

The USA has the means and the motive, the only question is, are Biden or his handlers that stupid? Or that under the thumb of China?

Probably yes to both.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 30, 2022 4:08 am

Tom is late!

Tom
Tom
September 30, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
September 30, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
September 30, 2022 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
September 30, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
September 30, 2022 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
September 30, 2022 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
September 30, 2022 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
September 30, 2022 4:16 am
Tom
Tom
September 30, 2022 4:17 am
Tom
Tom
September 30, 2022 4:18 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 30, 2022 4:23 am

Thanks Tom.

will
will
September 30, 2022 4:50 am

THE IRONY: Recent Temple University Graduate Gunned Down in Philidelphia Was 2020 Democrat Election Organizer

23-year-old Everett Beauregard was seen on video walking up to his South Philly apartment on Thursday, September 22 just after midnight when a gunman shot him to death.

According to police, the murder suspect had been circling the neighborhood on foot for one hour before he randomly shot and killed Everett Beauregard.

Now it turns out per a cursory review of his work profile, Beauregard was a Democrat Election organizer in the 2020 Election.

“randomly”

so it was a hit like Seth Rich.

you deplorables shouldn’t start any conspiracy theories, ok?

will
will
September 30, 2022 4:51 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
September 30, 2022 5:23 am

Thanks, Will.

Winston Smith
September 30, 2022 5:31 am

Indolent:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-FdX0djxAE
I don’t think these people have a clue as to what they’re doing.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 30, 2022 5:37 am

Apposite of Payne’s cartoon, maybe someone should do an IPO for a horse breeding and cartmaking business. Their products would be very popular!

Chinese EV Maker Leapmotor Flops in Hong Kong Market Debut (WSJ, 29 Sep, paywalled)

Two new listings stumbled in their Hong Kong trading debuts after raising a total of $1.5 billion in tumultuous market conditions, casting a cloud over a growing pipeline of companies preparing to go public in the Asian financial hub.

Shares of Zhejiang Leapmotor Technology Co., a Chinese electric-vehicle maker, fell as much as 42% below their initial public offering price Thursday. The seven-year-old company raised $800 million in its IPO—significantly less than the $1.5 billion it had previously aimed for—after pricing its shares at the bottom of a guided range.

Down 42% first day after pricing at the bottom of the range eh? The Chinese market was pretty flat yesterday, so it wasn’t the market. Maybe all those stories about lithium and copper shortages are starting to bite…

Johnny Rotten
September 30, 2022 6:01 am

A Good Word for the ‘Culturally Unsafe’ Daniel Andrews

From the Quadrant Online –

“My hands tremble over the keyboard as I type this, but fairness obliges me to offer a few good words for Daniel Andrews. I may be the first writer ever to do so in the pages of Quadrant, come to think of it, though I promise I won’t turn this spirit of inclusion and charity into a habit.

If re-elected at the November state election, the Labor government has pledged to rebuild and expand Maroondah hospital in Melbourne’s east. A new hospital needs a new name, the Premier has sensibly argued, and his proposal strikes me as a jolly good one: the site is to be named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. Two — ah, dash it, make it three — cheers for Daniel Andrews and his tribute to our late monarch.

The Victorian First People’s Assembly and the Greens, however, aren’t all that frightfully keen on the idea, and they’ve registered their objection in a typically fatuous manner. Assembly co-chair Marcus Stewart trotted out the line that every sooky activist and politician would learn and recite: with this name change, the Premier has created a “culturally unsafe” environment for Victorian Aboriginals.

As of this writing, there hasn’t been much journalistic curiosity about such a claim. How, exactly, will the new signage create a threat to potential patients? Unsurprisingly, Aboriginal South Australians have made use of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide’s western suburbs for some time, and yet we’ve never heard any whinging about its dangerous name. Perhaps Mr Stewart and his co-aggrieved have been a bit insincere about their bruised feelings, and an enterprising journalist might even call out their inanity. I’d even settle for a follow-up question at this point, but I shouldn’t raise my hopes. After all, those rattling on about safety and whatnot can usually get away with being less than consistent on such matters.

Senator Lidia Thorpe, for example, had her whole day ruined by the Andrews announcement and asserted that she had felt colonised yet again. Poor thing. I mean, she’s gone through life and ascended to the Senate with such a limited vocabulary, which basically consists of “colony” and its derivations. Anyhow, let us recall that safety certainly wasn’t Thorpe’s major concern when she cheered on the protestors who set alight Old Parliament House in December last year.

Thorpe’s enthusiasm for arson is matched by her passion for intimidating elderly Aboriginal ladies, as I’ve just learned from the Sydney Morning Herald. Apparently, Thorpe’s ex-chief of staff David Mejia-Canales spent some part of the work day dashing off apology emails to Thorpe’s victims of abuse. In a 2021 meeting at Parliament House, Thorpe left Aunty Geraldine Atkinson, a woman in her 70s, in such an emotional state that she needed medical attention from a nurse onsite. The other attendee and apology recipient was — oh, interesting — the aforementioned Marcus Stewart of the First People’s Assembly. Perhaps he does know something about workplace safety after all. If only he would direct his ire at a target more deserving than a hospital entrance sign.”

https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/sicktoria/2022/09/a-good-word-for-the-culturally-unsafe-daniel-andrews/

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 30, 2022 6:14 am

Starting to see some serious angst in Europe as winter approaches and energy prices inflict pain.

‘Czech First’ Thousands flock streets of Prague in furious anti-EU protests (29 Sep)

Tens of thousands of Czechs gathered in Prague on Wednesday to protest against the government’s handling of soaring energy prices and the country’s membership of NATO and the European Union.

If Labour really has a 33-point lead, the Tories face ‘complete wipe-out’ in next election (29 Sep)

The idea that Sir Keir Starmer’s party has 54 percent to the Tories’ 21 percent is actually mind-boggling and would guarantee Labour would far outstrip the historic three-figure majorities even achieved by Sir Tony Blair in 1997, 2001 and 2005.

May not be a great time to call an election Tory peoples. The voters have their cricket bats ready.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 30, 2022 6:14 am

From an email Matt Taibbi sent out to subscribers this morning.

YouTube Demonetizes TK Content
A brief note to subscribers about YouTube’s decision to demonetize TK material, saying Matt Orfalea’s factual video “isn’t suitable for all advertisers”

The real nugget is how quickly it happened.
Meaning that YouTube is monitoring certain accounts in case they post anything that is contrary to the approved narrative.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 30, 2022 6:17 am

This is the video YouTube is suppressing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoMfIkz7v6s

Democrat’s “Stolen” Election Claims | “Stolen” 2016 Election

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
September 30, 2022 6:19 am

Think about it. Que, I shake my head.

bespoke
bespoke
September 30, 2022 6:35 am
Johnny Rotten
September 30, 2022 6:36 am

Two IT guys were chatting in a pub after work. “Guess what, mate” says the first IT guy “yesterday, I met this gorgeous blonde girl in a bar”. “What did you do?” says the other IT guy. “Well, I invited her over to my place, we had a couple of drinks, we got into the mood and then she suddenly asked me to make her feel special”. “You’re kidding me!” says the second IT guy. “I then I lifted her and put her on my desk next to my new laptop”. “Really? You got a new laptop? What is it?” “It’s a Razer Blade 17, i9, with 32Gb of RAM, GeForce video card and…”

Mater
September 30, 2022 6:36 am

From one of FTBs links:

The Nord Stream pipelines are at sea depths ranging from 80 to 110 meters (262 to 360 feet). Frogmen typically operate at 6 meters (20 feet), so submersible vehicles would have been needed to place explosives on the pipeline or otherwise damage it.

6 meters! Bullshit. You can operate using a standard Dräger rebreather down to 10 metres, without even adding Nitrox B to it. That’s considered shallow.

I’m not saying a submersible wasn’t required to do the job, but the author proves himself to be as qualified as Monty to talk on the subject.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 30, 2022 6:39 am

Fuck you Bank of America, downgrading my apple.
How dare you.
Still got a market cap of 2.3 trill though.

Johnny Rotten
September 30, 2022 6:40 am

Congratulations, Australia. You’re Already at Net Zero

From the Quadrant Online –

“Achievement of Net Zero in Australia is a no-brainer. Australia is, has been, and continues to be, a net greenhouse gas sink (GHG) with natural sequestration which exceeds domestic emissions. To achieve net zero all that is needed is to do nothing and permit any increases to occur until at some distant future time, they might rise enough to reach net zero.

1/ The cost of wind and solar power is being grossly misrepresented by citing only the cost of generation when about half of cost of power is in the distribution. The remote scattered nature of wind and solar farms will require a major increase in grid infrastructure.

2/ Worse still, the highly variable and unpredictable nature of wind and solar will require at least a 400 per cent excess of installed generating capacity, plus full back up in dispatchable capacity running in standby mode.

3/ Managing all this and accommodating a huge increase in demand from electric vehicles is going to impose operational complexities orders of magnitude greater than the relatively stable dispatchable power generation and predictable demand of the traditional system.

4/ In addition to the operational challenges, this greatly expanded grid will also entail a significant increase in vulnerability to risks from equipment failures, storms, solar flares, accidents, sabotage, and digital hacking

5/ The necessity for vast areas of unused land for energy farms is going present even more major difficulties. In the North where solar is much stronger and less seasonal solar farms will risk damage from cyclones and occasional multi-day collapses in output due to heavy cloud cover from monsoon troughs in the wet season. Further inland they might escape these. but will then be exposed to occasional violent thunderstorms, hailstorms, and dust storms. Having to clean the dust off thousands of hectares of solar panels will be a decidedly non-trivial task.

6/ Concerns about methane emissions encompass another cloud of misinformation. The IR absorption spectrum of methane is overlapped by that of water vapour, which is also about 10,000 to 20,000 times more abundant in the atmosphere than is methane. No matter how little or how much methane is in the atmosphere, all of the IR in its absorption spectrum is already being absorbed and there can be no additional heating no matter how much methane is present.

7/ Also, the generation of methane by the decomposition of plant material is similar in quantity on vegetated land whether or not it comes from livestock or microbes. The Amazon rainforest is a major global source of methane emissions. In Australia every ant mound is a methane generator assuring that any plant material not eaten by livestock will still be consumed by other organisms and result in methane.

8/ Small modular reactors (SMR) will be an eminently effective solution and their development is well underway. The only real obstacle is unfounded ignorance and ill-informed environmental concerns. However, these will simply evaporate as the increasing costs and blackouts of unreliable RE begin to be the new norm.

9/ The advantages of SMRs will be manifold. In addition to cost and reliability, the ability to easily be located close to wherever power is needed vastly reduces the entire assemblage of massive regional grids along with all their costs, complexities, and vulnerabilities. Better still, full back up could be accommodated by a few mobile units on ships, rail cars or trucks which could quickly be dispatched to provide any emergency need.

10/ Such units are already under development by the US Defence Department (Rolls Royce is a prime contractor). As all of the necessary technology already exists and has an excellent operational record, there is little uncertainty regarding its successful development and initial adoption in the near future.

11/ Acceptance of a necessity for nuclear power has already begun to reach majority status in opinion polls. The main resistance is not the public. It is primarily those with vested interests in RE and among the academically indoctrinated cadres of mainstream media, academia, social activists, and ill-informed politicians pandering to what they think is still a popular position. The widespread availability and adoption of SMR technology will be assured by necessity, economics and the fading of an ideological opposition which has been popular primarily in the more effete politically correct sectors of the developed world.

Net Zero is almost surely destined to become a meme synonym for mindless adherence to impossible aims naively proposed by drones seeking an appearance of virtue and a feeling of ethical superiority. The physical practicality, environmental benefit, economic outcome, and intellectual rigor of the entire drive for renewable energy can indeed be aptly summed up as being a Net Zero.

Somehow, the resonances between Putin’s War, The War on Carbon. and a March of the Lemmings also seems hard to ignore. All are driven by mindless passion at immense cost and no reasonable expectation of any achievable benefit. The path is opening for some new leadership to replace the current herd followers who have somehow stumbled into the vanguard. They need to be shuffled back into the herd where they won’t block every fresh idea.

It appears unlikely that any of the current political parties may be able to get past their accumulated ideological and political baggage to genuinely consider any truly fresh approaches. What is probably needed is an entirely new RE party, but one based on Reason and Evidence, not on fantasies of powering the world with sunbeams and summer breezes.”

https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2022/09/congratulations-australia-youre-already-at-net-zero/

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 30, 2022 6:43 am

Mater re the quantum of explosive needed, the zh one references TNT.
How much of a newer, more advanced compounds are needed?
Are we talked a suitcase size ?
Or a shoe box ? or smaller?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 30, 2022 6:54 am

re the quantum of explosive needed

The Swedish geoscientists recorded Richter scale tremors. So it wasn’t the minimum needed.
Another breach has been found btw.

Swedes Report New Fourth Leak in Nord Stream Pipeline ‘Sabotage’ (29 Sep)

The Swedish coastguard reportedly found the fourth leak in the massive energy transmission pipes on Tuesday but the existence of the new leak was not reported in Swedish media until Wednesday evening. This new hole is said to be leaking gas that can be seen at the surface of the sea making a disturbance hundreds of feet wide.

Swedish seismologist Björn Lund has previously speculated that the previous leaks followed possible explosions and said the new leak may also have been the result of an explosion too. “It cannot be ruled out that this is the case. We will look in more detail at the measurement data. It could be another detonation or some kind of [reaction to] the other one,” he said.

Muz
Muz
September 30, 2022 6:55 am

J. Rotten,
Quadrant would benefit from clicks. No need to post whole articles from that august journal.

Mater
September 30, 2022 6:59 am

Mater re the quantum of explosive needed, the zh one references TNT.

Truthfully, FTB, I wouldn’t hazard a statement on this. There are many factors at play. The tamping effect of the water, shaped charge (or otherwise), etc. My experience with underwater demolitions is limited. Digger would be a wealth of knowledge in this area, if he’s listening.

Between the wall thickness of the metal and the concrete encasement, the pipeline sounds to be a solid bit of gear. Whoever did it was going to get only one chance at it, so you’d want to over do it rather than under cook it.

Big clues should evident at the site. It’ll be interesting what they find (if we ever get to know).

bespoke
bespoke
September 30, 2022 7:00 am

KD’s been hacked or got a new job.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 30, 2022 7:07 am

More football clubs behaving horribly, just horribly (the Hun):

Collingwood champion Dane Swan has listed the first home he bought when the club “kicked” him out of living with his mates as a young draftee.

The 2011 Brownlow Medal winner and 2010 AFL premiership star told Property Confidential his entry into the property market came after an ultimatum from the Magpies.

“I had to buy because Collingwood kicked me out of living with my friends,” he said. “They didn’t want me living with my friends anymore and said ‘you need to find a new place to live, or you won’t be here’. So I moved out and I bought that.”

Swan was just another young buck who’d had a couple of chances, and who was just about to get the arse from the Pies after being found shitfaced outside Flinders Street Station, jumping on the roof of a parked car. He was living with a couple of mates in a rental joint covered in empty stubbies and pizza boxes, as one does.

Mick Malthouse intervened at the last moment because he (correctly, as it turned out) saw something in the kid. Part of the deal that let him stay at Collingwood was ‘you are not to live with those fuckheads any more. Show some maturity and commitment, get out of there and buy something’.

The Pies gave Swan a choice. He made his choice. Other people made different choices, and suddenly those other people became terrible victims.

Of course, this is beside the very obvious point that every single person that AFL clubs gave these choices to were adults.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 30, 2022 7:10 am

KD’s been hacked or got a new job.

Army tanks! Mass beheadings!

It’s Happening!

Think about that!

bespoke
bespoke
September 30, 2022 7:11 am

Chuckle!..

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 7:12 am

A Federal Judge has ordered the production of Seth Rich’s laptop.

The FBI “improperly withheld” the laptop under the Freedom of Information Act – and the FBI must produce the laptop within 14 days.

https://technofog.substack.com/p/court-orders-production-of-seth-rich

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 30, 2022 7:19 am

A Federal Judge has ordered the production of Seth Rich’s laptop.

Betcha they’ll go away for a while, then come back and say “we’ve mislaid it, it’s vanished mysteriously yer Honor”.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
September 30, 2022 7:20 am

The Piers Morgan interview with Jordan Peterson is very worthwhile. I am left with two comments. Firstly, the art of listening is so so clever when it allows the person talking to expose their idiocy. Secondly, it is astonishing to me how cruel people can be towards others just to elevate their own self-esteem, I specifically refer to the lofty attitudes held by self-entitled women towards ordinary men, especially poor and young men.

Mater
September 30, 2022 7:22 am

How much of a newer, more advanced compounds are needed?
Are we talked a suitcase size ?
Or a shoe box ? or smaller?

Late breaking!

Arky just texted me and said because all he had was fertiliser, it was more like a 44 Gallon drum.

He said it was a bugger to haul into the water, and even more inconvenient to swim with. He reckons mixing the Diesel with the Ammonium Nitrate, at 80 metres, was even more of a dick around.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 7:24 am

Oct 11 = Durham’s court case vs. Danchenko start
Oct 13 = deadline for FBI to produce Seth Rich material
Oct 17 = Elon Musk vs. Twitter court case start

Next month gonna be juicy

https://t.me/techno_fog/440

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 30, 2022 7:29 am

Further on the subject of Swan, and the broader topical issues:

Nobody, and I mean nobody, is going to confuse Swan with a monk or noted teetotaller. Swan – like countless other people who played sport at these levels – realised that he was being given an opportunity to financially set himself up for life after a 10 or 12 year football career, should he choose to take it. Or, he could become yet another of the thousands of players roaming around bush leagues around the country getting a few free beers here and there on the strength of having ‘yeah, I played a few’ AFL matches.

In Swan’s case, he turned it into 258 games over a 14 year career. The cult following he developed was a bonus.

Nobody asked him to join Scientology, or to sell Amway.

Yes, footballers can be ponces with excessive hair product and targets for aspiring influencers and prize fuckwits. The processes and routines embedded in elite sports, however, require discipline – lots and lots of discipline over a protracted period of time.

You either embrace the discipline and reap the rewards if you’re good enough, or you don’t. If you don’t it is exactly the same as any other job. You discover you are not irreplaceable, you are replaced in a heartbeat and the Big Machine rolls on without you because there are hundreds of people banging on the door wanting the job you no longer have.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 7:31 am

‘“The United States is committed to severely restricting Iran’s illicit oil and petrochemical sales,” said Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian E. Nelson; “

So long as Iran refuses a mutual return to full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the United States will continue to enforce its sanctions on the sale of Iranian petroleum and petrochemical products.”

As Iran continues to accelerate its nuclear program in violation of the JCPOA, we will continue to accelerate our enforcement of sanctions on Iran’s petroleum and petrochemical sales under authorities that would be removed under the JCPOA.

These enforcement actions will continue on a regular basis, with an aim to severely restrict Iran’s oil and petrochemical exports. Anyone involved in facilitating these illegal sales and transactions should cease and desist immediately if they wish to avoid U.S. sanctions.’

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0980

It’s almost like there are two governments at work here.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 30, 2022 7:32 am

Oct 11 = Durham’s court case vs. Danchenko start

Is over before it starts.
As per the Federalist reporting for the last month.
Another case of Durham running dead.

Dot
Dot
September 30, 2022 7:32 am

feelthebern says:
September 30, 2022 at 3:23 am
Phil Collins & Genesis have sold their catalogue to a label that is ultimately owned by a life insurance company.
Sad.

I’ve been talking to Jesus
All my life
Oh yes he’s my broker
and he’s telling me everything gonna be underwritten yeah!

Dot
Dot
September 30, 2022 7:38 am

‘“The United States is committed to severely restricting Iran’s illicit oil and petrochemical sales,” said Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian E. Nelson; “

If governments have a right to sell drugs and be standover men, good luck enforcing another sovereign nation to stop selling energy commodities.

America will never go to war with Iran, it is too far removed, they are spread too thinly and they’re shit scared because Iran has hundreds of genuine fanatics in disciplined and well resourced divisions (about 15 divisions or 200,000 men IIRC).

You can’t beat the Taliban; you won’t beat Iran (unless something drastically changes).

Shouldn’t America encourage the Iranian petroleum industry anyway? As to divert their economy away from nuclear?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
September 30, 2022 7:40 am

Binary explosives are very small, easy to handle, hard to make and well within the capability of the US. Its what they do. Hard for amateurs to get hold of but these days anything is possible. A tethered submersible maybe?

P
P
September 30, 2022 7:40 am
Cassie of Sydney
September 30, 2022 7:43 am

“If Labour really has a 33-point lead, the Tories face ‘complete wipe-out’ in next election (29 Sep)

The idea that Sir Keir Starmer’s party has 54 percent to the Tories’ 21 percent is actually mind-boggling and would guarantee Labour would far outstrip the historic three-figure majorities even achieved by Sir Tony Blair in 1997, 2001 and 2005.

May not be a great time to call an election Tory peoples. The voters have their cricket bats ready.”

And why wouldn’t they? UK voters, many of whom had never ever voted Conservative in their lives gifted the Tories an 80 seat majority in 2019, only to see the Conservatives under Blob Johnson squander voter trust and goodwill, and instead pursue…

1. Hard-left green ideology with the result being the UK’s current energy crisis. Boris spent months waxing lyrical about “green energy” from windmills, but of course he would wouldn’t he? His wife and her crony toff mates have investments in renewables. Still, then came the embarrassing energy crunch last year, in late October to be precise, when all the world’s leaders were flying in by private jet to Glasgow for a wankfest, yet all across the UK the wind stopped blowing and there wasn’t any energy for the hypocritical wankers at the Glasgow wankfest.

2. A blanket refusal to fight the culture wars. When baying mobs were rioting and running amok in London streets in 2020, all because they were upset about the death of a lowlife grub 8,000 miles away, daubing statues of British heroes with graffiti, such as the statue of Winston Churchill outside Whitehall, with the result that the Churchill statue had to be covered up for months, Johnson and co said nothing, nada, zilcho. When British police took the knee in front of frenzied BLM mobs, Johnson and co said nothing, nada, zilcho. When UK plod prefer to spend their time trawling through people’s social media for perceived “hate crimes” rather than dealing with real hate crimes such as surging knife crime, pandemic leveals of burglaries and sexual assaults, Johnson and co have said nothing, nada, zilcho. So, whilst ordinary Britons have spent years crying out for someone to stand up and speak up for them, there’s just been stony silence.

3. A complete unwillingness to arrest immigration, both illegal and legal (over 300,000 immigrants arrived in the UK in 2020 alone, even during the so called Covid pandemic), so that now floods of middle eastern and sub-continent men (funny how there are no women crossing the channel on these boats…but then again, what woman of sound mind would get into a boat with 20 middle eastern men) are flooding across the channel, landing on stony Sussex and Kent beaches. The ghosts of the Armada must be looking down with a combination of jealousy, bafflement and bemusement. The Tudors managed to seal and protect England’s borders, yet the Conservatives can’t.

4. And then there were the Covid lockdowns. Boris and his government caved to unelected scumbag bureaucrats over lockdowns and so businesses were forced to close, people were shut in their homes, pubs (which didn’t close during the Blitz) were closed up. The economic devastation is palpable.

5. And then we come to the hypocrisy, Boris, his wife, unelected top bureaucrats, and many in UK Labour (such as Starmer) refused to apply Covid laws to themselves, because as we all know laws are for little people, and so whilst people were forbidden to have even family over during lockdowns, whilst the late blessed Queen sat ALONE in St Georges Chapel during the service for her dead husband of seventy-three years, yet the night before Blob, his wife and their entourage of slimy bureaucrats partied away at Whitehall….tally-ho!

But what’s the choice for UK voters? Another verminous hypocrite like Starmer who, when asked a simple question, refused to define what a woman is and who insisted that it’s “wrong to say that only women have a cervix”. And Starmer is the boring, acceptable face of a party that’s now hard-left on almost everything. You wouldn’t trust anyone in UK Labour.

The problem is, by getting their cricket bats out and installing Labour, the British will gift the nation something far far worse, just like what happened here in Oz in May, when people were right to vote out the useless, craven, spineless Morrison and his government, yet now we have Albanese and co pursuing their sinister agendas such as the voice (and that’s just the start). So, just like Morrison wrecked the Liberal party for at least a decade, Boris Johnson has also wrecked the UK Conservative Party.

Winter is coming.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
September 30, 2022 7:47 am

In which Ron Klain finds a yummy job for his wife.

Meet Monica Medina: Biden’s new plant and animal ambassador (29 Sep)

I have no idea what a plant and animal ambassador does, but maybe Mr Klain needs extra help house training Joe and Kamala.

(Both faceplanted yesterday in ways that would be major scandals if they’d been Republicans.)

Dot
Dot
September 30, 2022 7:50 am

Hundreds of thousands.

Signed.

A man who identifies as a cervix owner.

Dot
Dot
September 30, 2022 7:55 am

A Federal Judge has ordered the production of Seth Rich’s laptop.

The FBI “improperly withheld” the laptop under the Freedom of Information Act – and the FBI must produce the laptop within 14 days.

This MIGHT be getting somewhere.

HOWEVER

Can I wipe a hard drive to US DOD standards, as in randomly wipe/rewrite each possible byte or bit of data 35 times? In 14 days?

Probably 4 – 5 times on a 200 GB SSD.

Bleach Bit can do this selectively whilst Windows is running in a fraction of the time.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
September 30, 2022 7:56 am

Quite right KD, clubs only persist with dickheads if they show promise and the dickheadedness can be tamed. Andrew Walker in Rugby was my favourite player after Joe Roff and George Smith. He could change a game in minutes coming on as a reserve. Problems of family, hangers-on and getting on the piss ruined him. It was so sad to see. He was no dummy but couldn’t handle the pressure of off the field.

Dot
Dot
September 30, 2022 7:56 am

The US Marshals as the US Federal court officers ought to seize it off of the FBI.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 30, 2022 8:02 am

A tethered submersible maybe?

Nobody’s talked about rogue octopi or giant spider crabs yet.

Excerpt from the Nordstream Construction Sub-Focus Group (Accessories) Emergency Meeting:

‘For the record, I told this forum it was unnecessary to coat the pipe in soap and lamb kidneys.’

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 8:03 am

“The next European war will be fought with gas and oil and pipelines”

– Peter Hitchens, 2008

lotocoti
lotocoti
September 30, 2022 8:03 am

Seems a bit under-engineered to be Jerry.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 30, 2022 8:03 am

Andrew Walker in Rugby was my favourite player after Joe Roff and George Smith

George Smith was awesome, back when rugby was fun to watch.

When Walker was at the Roosters they had a dietitian do checks on his kitchen.
They invested a lot of time to manage his weight.

Winston Smith
September 30, 2022 8:09 am

dOT:

The US Marshals as the US Federal court officers ought to seize it off of the FBI.

I may be wrong but isn’t the court order just for the information, not the actual hard drive? In which case, get ready for a 20k page printout.

Boambee John
Boambee John
September 30, 2022 8:09 am

Mater

I’m not saying a submersible wasn’t required to do the job, but the author proves himself to be as qualified as Monty to talk on the subject.

Speaking of whom, m0nty-fa’s trolling has been very low energy over the past day or so. The toughest he could come up with was a continuation of his sexist, misogynist, attacks on the new Italian PM.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
September 30, 2022 8:13 am

They invested a lot of time to manage his weight.

The key word. Invested.

Football clubs invest a shit tin of time, infrastructure, man-hours and cash in their players.

If there is little or no return on that investment, said investment is then justifiably regarded by a club as better spent elsewhere.

That does not automatically confer victim status on that failed investment.

feelthebern
feelthebern
September 30, 2022 8:16 am

The BBC is now saying NS resembles the hose on a slip’n’slide.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63071552?mc_cid=5689b8dc6f&mc_eid=6cb9ef82da

Razey
Razey
September 30, 2022 8:17 am

Honoured guest Supreme Leader of New Zealand, Jacinda, brings great joy and wonderful gift of free speech. Please do not share video to protect free speech.

https://twitter.com/therealrukshan/status/1575435182986756096?cxt=HHwWgICgifb8iN0rAAAA

Razey
Razey
September 30, 2022 8:19 am

feelthebernsays:
September 30, 2022 at 8:16 am
The BBC is now saying NS resembles the hose on a slip’n’slide.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63071552?mc_cid=5689b8dc6f&mc_eid=6cb9ef82da

Brandon released the Kraken?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 8:21 am

Mercedes Woman filling Car with Petrol – 1 Min 32 Secs

From the Comments

She would win the Darwin Award in a instant!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 30, 2022 8:21 am

High, mighty: Mabo and the law as an ass

Stephen Rice
NSW EDITOR
@riceyontheroad
9 minutes ago September 30, 2022
48 Comments

The elevation of Jayne Jagot to the High Court represents a ­historic moment for the court – and not simply because her elevation will mean a majority of ­female judges for the first time in its history.

It also marks the appointment of a rare judge willing to publicly reveal the influences that have shaped her approach to the law.

Years of dealing in native title cases prompted the discovery that nothing she had been taught as a teenager at Baulkham Hills High School, in Sydney’s northwest, in the late 1970s and early 1980s equipped her to deal with the ­injustices faced by Indigenous Australians.

In a 2017 speech to NSW young lawyers Justice Jagot quoted approvingly from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist: “When told that the law assumed that his wife was under his direction, Mr Bumble’s response was that ‘if the law supposes that … the law is a ass – a idiot’.

“The law, it seems fair to say, generally lags behind society on social issues,” she observed.

Justice Jagot, currently a Federal Court judge, will become the seventh woman appointed to the High Court, joining Susan Kiefel, Michelle Gordon and Jacqueline Gleeson, and replacing justice ­Patrick Keane on October 17. The 57-year-old will also ­become one of only two Labor ­appointments on the current bench (Justice Stephen Gageler was appointed by the Gillard government in 2012) but her appointment has been applauded in most quarters of the legal profession.

Announcing the appointment, Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus described Justice Jagot as an outstanding lawyer and an eminent judge whose “legal acumen and sterling reputation” had been noted throughout the government’s extensive consultations in the lead-up to the decision.

Mr Dreyfus had been lobbied by various state ­attorneys-­general, bar associations and political colleagues, ­particularly those from South Australia, which has not supplied any of the High Court’s 56 judges since the passage of the Judiciary Act in 1903.

Asked about the omission at a press conference, Mr Dreyfus said the appointment had been made on merit but acknowledged “I have heard the complaint from all of my colleagues from South Australia.’’

A graduate of Sydney Law School, Justice Jagot was a ­partner at law firm Mallesons, Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) before ­becoming a barrister and later a judge in the NSW Land and ­Environment Court and deputy president of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia. Justice Jagot is married to former NSW Supreme Court judge and royal commissioner Peter McClellan.

UNSW constitutional law ­professor George Williams described Justice Jagot as “an impeccable appointment, a fine judge with well-developed skills.”

“She’s also very consistent with the sorts of people who have been appointed to the High Court in the past from both sides of politics, so you wouldn’t see it as a political appointment in any way,” Professor Williams said.

“I don’t think we will know for some years until we see a pattern of decisions that reveal her judicial methodology.”

However Justice Jagot is not regarded as a black-letter judge.

Some lawyers suggested her approach to questions of legal ­interpretation may be discerned from her views on the Mabo case, which overturned the established legal doctrine of terra nullius (nobody’s land) and in which, in her words, “the value of compassion played a central role.”

Justice Jagot quoted Justice Gerard Brennan’s approach that although “terra nullius” had been repeatedly applied in the past, “if this was the law it was unjust and had to be questioned”.

Outlining her philosophy of the law, she observed: “The procedural framework within which the law resolves dispute … involves a system of knowable but infinitely adaptable rules and principles.”

Justice Jagot acknowledged her views had developed over time after several years of dealing with native title matters.

She describes herself “as a product of the NSW state school system of the 1970s and 1980s”. She said Australian history consisted of a “turgid recitation of so-called ‘discovery’, occupation, exploration, WWI, Gallipoli, and conscription debate. I was taught nothing about Aboriginal history or culture … Did I know then that Aboriginal people were used as the equivalent of serfs in the pastoral industry? I don’t think so.

“How can we think the rule of law is a good thing when it can entrench such injustice?”

The next appointment to the High Court is expected to occur late next year prior to the retirement of Chief Justice Susan ­Kiefel in January 2024 when she turns 70.

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 30, 2022 8:22 am

Hi Calli – yes, have been to Edinburgh castle. Hope you gave Mons Meg the cannon a pat.

bespoke
bespoke
September 30, 2022 8:26 am

OldOzziesays:
September 30, 2022 at 8:21 am
Mercedes Woman filling Car with Petrol – 1 Min 32 Secs

From the Comments

Blonde

Dot
Dot
September 30, 2022 8:27 am

She describes herself “as a product of the NSW state school system of the 1970s and 1980s”. She said Australian history consisted of a “turgid recitation of so-called ‘discovery’, occupation, exploration, WWI, Gallipoli, and conscription debate. I was taught nothing about Aboriginal history or culture … Did I know then that Aboriginal people were used as the equivalent of serfs in the pastoral industry? I don’t think so.

She’s been deceived because the South Pacific Islanders arguably had it worse.

Cassie of Sydney
September 30, 2022 8:31 am

“Justice Jagot is married to former NSW Supreme Court judge and royal commissioner Peter McClellan.”

Ah yes, Peter McClellan, the so called “Chief Royal Commissioner of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse”, when in reality his actual title was “Witchfinder General into Cardinal George Pell and the Catholic Church”.

Crossie
Crossie
September 30, 2022 8:33 am

Another woke judge on the High Court. But of course, how could it be otherwise?

Zipster
Zipster
September 30, 2022 8:34 am

For those who don’t know what Q is:

Q is reddit/trump and 4chan fed to open source gpt3 producing pseudo-haikus

Top Ender
Top Ender
September 30, 2022 8:35 am

Blonde – new biopic on Netflix – not well received:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11263649/Blonde-viewers-TURNED-Marilyn-Monroe-biopic-watching-just-20-minutes.html

We watched “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe” the other day – two-parter which portrayed her as pretty much in command of her own destiny. And beautiful and talented.

Crossie
Crossie
September 30, 2022 8:38 am

I expect the order to harass Nigel Farage over police protection fees came straight from the commissioner, something like that would have to be as it is an exception to the rule.

I know a cop who tells me that the rank and file are, shall we say, less than impressed with Madame Commissioner. Morale is not great.

Dot
Dot
September 30, 2022 8:39 am

The patriots watch
I glow, high intensity
Efforts are wasted

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 30, 2022 8:42 am

Institute of Public Affairs were running a campaign, featuring Jacinta Price and Anthony Dillon, urging a “NO” vote for the “Voice.” Facebook have pulled said campaign…..

Razey
Razey
September 30, 2022 8:50 am

They aren’t even trying to hide their corruption anymore. The lame stream media is fully on board.

The Sheep(TM) don’t care.

H B Bear
H B Bear
September 30, 2022 8:52 am

The only thing people need to know about Mabo was it was wrongly decided then enacted into legislation by Keating.

Roger
Roger
September 30, 2022 8:58 am

Another woke judge on the High Court. But of course, how could it be otherwise?

Labor doesn’t waste opportunities.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 30, 2022 9:01 am

The next UK election does not need to be held until 2025, does it?

It gives them time for policies of tax cuts and cheaper energy to bear fruit.

If they held an election this year they would win some good will doing so in winter – when the pilot lights are going out all over Europe (and we shall not see them lit again in our life time).

bespoke
bespoke
September 30, 2022 9:01 am
Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
September 30, 2022 9:01 am

Big Machine rolls on without you because there are hundreds of people banging on the door wanting the job you no longer have.

You are obviously not talking about the Wallabies, are you.

Roger
Roger
September 30, 2022 9:02 am

Meet Monica Medina: Biden’s new plant and animal ambassador (29 Sep)

A voice for plants & animals, eh….what about a voice for unborn humans then?

flyingduk
flyingduk
September 30, 2022 9:02 am

Mercedes Woman filling Car with Petrol – 1 Min 32 Secs

Thats the Canadian trans shop teacher – and it has to be troll!

Gabor
Gabor
September 30, 2022 9:02 am

m0nty says:
September 29, 2022 at 9:47 pm

For those who don’t know what Q is:

It is a set of short blog posts ostensibly from some secret operative who knows about a conspiracy of patriots to expose a separate but more massive conspiracy that runs the world.

There is supposed to be an event called The Storm where the rock spiders, cannibals and Satanists who run this larger conspiracy will be unmasked and put to death in televised mass executions.

Q posts appear at random intervals and rarely speak in anything other than cryptic passive voice. Q devotees spend endless hours deciphering meaning from seemingly innocuous sentence fragments.

If this all sounds insane to you… yes, yes it is. To describe it is to condemn it.

Thanks M0nty, so Q is today’s equivalent of Nostradamus bar the quatrains?

Dot
Dot
September 30, 2022 9:04 am

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

We already have that with the post 9/11 security powers and ACIC, not to mention the unreasonable seizure powers the State Crime Commissions have.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 9:05 am

Currency markets are about to learn a lesson in defying economic gravity

Sterling is under pressure, but rates are rising and the fiscal burden is soaring elsewhere

This spring, just after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Washington’s Institute of International Finance made a bold and idiosyncratic prediction: the euro was about to weaken dramatically from its $1.11 level because the region was heading for a current account deficit.

Not many investors agreed. Data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission suggests that there was a net “long” speculative position in the markets then — in other words, investors were betting the currency would strengthen — because the European Central Bank was raising interest rates.

But the euro is now worth $0.98, and Europe’s traditional trade surplus has indeed turned into a current account deficit, due to the soaring cost of energy imports and falling industrial exports.

The IIF’s projections about sterling have been equally prescient. In recent months, Robin Brooks, IIF chief economist, has also warned that the pound looked overvalued at its then $1.35 level, since markets were ignoring that the UK current account deficit had quietly risen above 8 per cent, from the 3 per cent levels seen in recent years.

This week the British pound duly crashed to near-parity with the dollar, after the UK government unveiled a surprise tax-cutting plan. “These moves [in the euro and sterling] aren’t irrational or overshooting,” argues Brooks. “The fair values of both have shifted to reflect higher energy costs and far weaker trade balances.”

Indeed, Brooks thinks that at present levels “the euro is still 10 per cent overvalued [and] the pound is 20 per cent overvalued”. Yikes.

Moreover, his model suggests that the Turkish lira and New Zealand dollar are also overvalued (by 15 and 22 per cent respectively), while the Chinese renminbi, Brazilian real and Norwegian krone are undervalued by 11, 13 and a whopping 47 per cent.

Investors should take note. Some foreign exchange analysts might mutter that this type of analysis looks very retro. Economics 101 has always argued that current account balances affect currency values because they determine the degree to which a country has to attract external financing.

After all, arguably the best way to frame this week’s sterling crash is to think of the Wile E Coyote cartoon character. Just as that animated figure runs off a cliff and keeps pedalling at the same height — until he looks down and panics — investors have spent most of the year acting as if the pound were destined to stay elevated, because they trusted British policymaking and rising UK rates. Now economic gravity has taken hold.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 30, 2022 9:06 am

That quote reminds me – there is apparently a new movie version of All Quiet on the Western Front.

I think I shall certainly be giving that a shot. (No pun intended.)

Dot
Dot
September 30, 2022 9:06 am

Thats the Canadian trans shop teacher – and it has to be troll!

My sources indicate he is trolling as he used to drop red pills at school.

He wants a showdown with school administrators and a payout, you win in clown world by out crazying the crazies.

custard
custard
September 30, 2022 9:08 am

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 EMS 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.

HT Brian Cates

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 9:09 am

AOC Says Abortion is an ‘Economic Issue’ Because Raising Kids Forces Parents to ‘Work More Against Their Will’

“Abortion is an economic issue,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Forcing poor and working-class people to give birth against their will, against their consent, against their ability to provide for themselves or a child, is a profound economic issue and it’s certainly a way to keep a workforce basically conscripted to large-scale employers and to employers to work more against their will, to take second and third jobs against their desire and their own autonomy.”

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 30, 2022 9:09 am

That quote reminds me – there is apparently a new movie version of All Quiet on the Western Front.

That’s the third, then – the classic made in the 1930’s and a made for TV version in 1980.

Mater
September 30, 2022 9:09 am

For those who don’t know what Q is:

It is a set of short blog posts ostensibly from some secret operative who knows about a conspiracy of patriots to expose a separate but more massive conspiracy that runs the world.

Psst!
Don’t tell noone, but the brains behind ‘Q’ is actually…Arky!

Dot
Dot
September 30, 2022 9:11 am

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

What if nothing happens?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 9:12 am
bespoke
bespoke
September 30, 2022 9:13 am

“Abortion is an economic issue,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Forcing poor and working-class people to give birth against their will,

More patronising garbage.

Dot
Dot
September 30, 2022 9:13 am

Working class people can earn six figures here and in the US.

A couple in that demographic having a baby isn’t coercive (rape) and Cortez is unhinged for suggesting such a depraved belief.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 30, 2022 9:15 am

Can any Cat Female tell me why this is celebrated in America?

Thanks for putting me off my breakfast!

Roger
Roger
September 30, 2022 9:17 am

The Western world today faces a serious risk of slipping into another Great Depression…

The collapse of Europe will take place because Europe no longer has access to sufficient energy for its economic needs…

With insufficient access to energy, the price of energy in Europe will remain extremely high for years to come. European industry, for which energy is a key input, will become uncompetitive…

This will put European manufacturers out of business, Europe will haemorrhage key jobs, the rot will spread as would-be manufacturing employees have no wages to spend in the economy, and we get a depression in Europe….

The decisions made that led to the great European energy war of 2022 will likely go down in history as some of the greatest economic and geopolitical miscalculations in the history of mankind. They will join the Treaty of Versailles and the tariff wars of the 1930s in the basket of policy pariahs that future generations will be taught to avoid at all costs.

The next Great Depression?

Roger
Roger
September 30, 2022 9:17 am

Above extracts should be in quotation marks.

JC
JC
September 30, 2022 9:18 am

Mater- please stop minimising potential cheating with goofy comments. It doesn’t work.
And you really need to try harder if you want to be funny.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 9:22 am

Electric vehicles and the evacuation of Florida

It is fortunate that as of the current moment, electric vehicles constitute only about 100,000, out of nearly 8 million vehicles registered to drive on Florida’s roads. What if they all were electric, the (impractical) dream dream of greenies?

Depending on how heavily loaded they were, even assuming everyone had a full battery charge, cars from southern Florida would start running out of juice after 100 – 250 miles. They would then have to spend hours at recharging stations, which would rapidly be clogged with other cars and trucks waiting their turn, since an electricity “fill up” can easily take an hour or more, as compared to a couple of minutes for gasoline. Cars waiting to be charged would spill onto the highways, potentially blocking traffic.

Those cars that ran out of juice on the highway would block traffic. Even assuming that emergency service vehicles could get to them (unlikely if the entire fleet were electric cars), towing a portable generator (powered by fossil fuels, of course) and recharging the stalled vehicles would take plenty of time, as well, further blocking traffic. The stranded cars would, of course, have no air conditioning, no wipers, no GPS.

In all likelihood, the highways would become vast parking lots, trapping their passengers wherever they happened to be stalled, waiting for the storm and flood waters to reach them, unable to get to safety.

Mater
September 30, 2022 9:23 am

Mater- please stop minimising potential cheating with goofy comments. It doesn’t work.
And you really need to try harder if you want to be funny.

It’s not me, JC. Honest!

I reckon Arky has hacked my account!
I’ve got no real evidence, and no real reason to think so, but I feelz it in my water.

JC
JC
September 30, 2022 9:28 am

Mater

Seriously dude , you ought to get a staring role Days Of Our Lives with all the cheap histrionics you’re performing.

Indolent
Indolent
September 30, 2022 9:29 am
Indolent
Indolent
September 30, 2022 9:30 am
rosie
rosie
September 30, 2022 9:31 am

It’s the ‘Indian Bar Association’ again.
Who haven’t they ‘indicted’ in their make belief court?
Thanks for the daily dump from the Daily Expose.

Indolent
Indolent
September 30, 2022 9:31 am
Indolent
Indolent
September 30, 2022 9:32 am
Mater
September 30, 2022 9:32 am

Mater

Seriously dude , you ought to get a staring role Days Of Our Lives with all the cheap histrionics you’re performing.

You’re right. Blaming Arky for everything (without reason or evidence) does sound pretty fucking stupid and childish…doesn’t it!

bespoke
bespoke
September 30, 2022 9:37 am

Blaming Libertarians for everything is goofy too.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 30, 2022 9:39 am

Can any Cat Female tell me why this is celebrated in America?

This has been discussed on the Cat – Blak men find big bottoms attractive.

Roger
Roger
September 30, 2022 9:39 am

Asia’s richest man sees growing isolation for China

They’ll always have Russia.

And South Korea.

Johnny Rotten
September 30, 2022 9:40 am

Two dwarfs go into a bar, where they pick up two prostitutes and take them to their separate hotel rooms. The first dwarf, however, is unable to get an erection. His depression is made worse by the fact that, from the next room, he hears his little friend shouting out cries of “Here I come again ONE, TWO, THREE… UUH!” all night long. In the morning, the second dwarf asks the first “How did it go?” The first mutters “It was so embarrassing. I simply couldn’t get an erection”. The second dwarf shook his head “You think that’s embarrassing? I couldn’t even get on the bed!”

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
September 30, 2022 9:41 am

The patriots watch
I glow, high intensity
Efforts are wasted

Hi Q.

(Okay, so ‘Q’ is not actually pronounced ‘-ku’. But 9 can be ‘ku’ or ‘kyu’ so I will pretend that is sufficient justification.)

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
September 30, 2022 9:42 am

Trump wins another round in court fight over documents

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday scored a major win in the ongoing court battle pertaining to the FBI’s seizure of documents from his Mar-a-Lago estate in early August.

“There shall be no separate requirement on Plaintiff at this stage, prior to the review of any of the Seized Materials, to lodge ex ante final objections to the accuracy of Defendant’s Inventory, its descriptions, or its contents,” wrote U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon in the Thursday ruling.

Special Master Raymond Dearie, whom Cannon appointed to independently review the documents the bureau seized, had sought to require that Trump substantiate his claims that the FBI planted evidence during the raid. Trump repeatedly suggested such on social media posts but his lawyers stopped short of making the claims in formal court filings.

Johnny Rotten
September 30, 2022 9:42 am

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

– Aldous Huxley

flyingduk
flyingduk
September 30, 2022 9:42 am

The collapse of Europe will take place because Europe no longer has access to sufficient energy for its economic needs…

Like us, they have access to plenty of energy – but are following the green dream instead – its an own goal im afraid, and as HL Mencken said ‘good n hard’.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
September 30, 2022 9:42 am

EV’s in a natural disaster are like a torch with flat batteries in a blackout.
Buy a horse.

Roger
Roger
September 30, 2022 9:46 am

‘The NSW Government recognises that land title is central to the development of a new model for Aboriginal joint management. Accordingly, it is anticipated the new model will provide for the potential handback of title to all NSW national parks – covering nearly 10 per cent of the state – over a 15 to 20-year period, subject to the land being leased back (long-term and for nominal rent) to the NSW Government for its continued use and management as a national park…Included in the deal is ownership of parks bordering our majestic harbour, the iconic vistas of the Blue Mountains, world-class caves at Jenolan, sub-tropical rainforests in the north, rolling outback dunes, and the entire Snowy Mountains in the south.’

Marc Hendrickx, The Spectator Australia, 29 September 2022

JC
JC
September 30, 2022 9:48 am

Mater

Respect the wishes of the blog owner and take your gripes over to the duel shed. Unless of course , you own the blog.

I’m happy to deal with your childish tantrums there . Thanks .

Roger
Roger
September 30, 2022 9:48 am

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

– Aldous Huxley

Mind the step though.

Crossie
Crossie
September 30, 2022 9:49 am

“Abortion is an economic issue,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Forcing poor and working-class people to give birth against their will, against their consent, against their ability to provide for themselves or a child, is a profound economic issue and it’s certainly a way to keep a workforce basically conscripted to large-scale employers and to employers to work more against their will, to take second and third jobs against their desire and their own autonomy.”

And yet this woman has an economics degree from Boston University.

Let’s unpack her meanderings. Privileged women like her cannot be expected to have children, it is too great a burden (pun intended). I’m fine with that, her kind can be taken out of the gene pool.

She is in favour of unlimited immigration to fill the shortage of people and workers meaning those little people can have the babies and work two or three jobs to provide for them.

This is worse than the old aristocracy who had wet-nurses to breast feed their babies so the noblewomen did not need to be bothered with it. At least the noblewomen actually did have the babies.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
September 30, 2022 9:49 am

Included in the deal is ownership of parks bordering our majestic harbour, the iconic vistas of the Blue Mountains, world-class caves at Jenolan, sub-tropical rainforests in the north, rolling outback dunes, and the entire Snowy Mountains in the south.’

It’s called “Appeasement.” Didn’t work in 1938, won’t work today.

Roger
Roger
September 30, 2022 9:52 am

It’s called “Appeasement.” Didn’t work in 1938, won’t work today.

A future Green-Labor govt will decide that nominal rents are unjust.

You’ll end up paying entrance fees for the privilege of enjoying “national” parks.

Roger
Roger
September 30, 2022 9:54 am

And yet this woman has an economics degree from Boston University.

Higher education ain’t what it used to be, Crossie.

Graduates come out with their innate stupidity weaponised.

  1. “NATO supplied weapons” huh? Newsflash for the Russian officials – Biden left billions of dollars worth of those weapons in…

  2. And in news just in….so called Liberal, Matt Kean Green… Anthony Albanese has announced former NSW energy minister and Liberal MP, Matt…

2.2K
0
Oh, you think that, do you? Care to put it on record?x
()
x