Open Thread – Weekend 1 Oct 2022


View of Constantinople, Ivan Aivazoski, 1870

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Old bloke
Old bloke
October 3, 2022 7:22 pm

Speedbox says:
October 3, 2022 at 6:21 pm

For the West. it is a trifecta: 1 – Russia is destroyed and can never rise as a federation again to threaten the West; 2 – new West friendly countries are created giving access to incredible resources; 3 – China is nobbled as they can no longer afford their expansionist plans.

(yeah, I know, plenty can go wrong with this scenario).

Others have tried it Speedbox and found plenty that did go wrong. It didn’t work out for Monsieur Bonaparte, nor that Austrian bloke with a funny moustache.

Assuming that Russia could be defeated by an invading army (extremely doubtful), Russia is just too big to be held by any occupying army that NATO or whoever could assemble.

Makka
Makka
October 3, 2022 7:22 pm

You think Biden is going to send troops into Russia? Don’t think so!

Nor do I. The west will fuck it up by other means. And the lackey MSM will ensure we will be none the wiser.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 3, 2022 7:25 pm

Embrace your inner mediaeval peasant!

Why cats and candlelight hold the secret to happiness this winter… As the nights draw in and costs keep rising, hygge is back — with quirky and affordable ways to help keep us cosy (Daily Mail, 2 Oct)

Yes, money matters for happiness. If you’ve ever had to choose between putting food on the table and paying the electricity bill, this is not news to you. … I work at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. … How can we get bang for our buck when it comes to happiness?

This is what hygge is all about. Hygge, a Danish tradition that has recently become a global phenomenon, is, after all, about living the good life on a tight budget. It is the enjoyment of simple pleasures. It is the art of creating a nice, warm, comforting atmosphere. While inflation is rising, we are all still in pursuit of the good life — and hygge can be a vital ingredient in this endeavour as it does not require a fat wallet. Far from it. Hygge is not extravagant and wasteful, it’s about making the best of what you have.

Here are eight ideas on how you can implement hygge to make your home a happier one this winter:

Basically, follow your cat. If there is a strip of light, this is where you sit. Purring optional.

By making this simple change [using candles], dinnertime is no longer just about food — it is about hygge. And now the boys are the ones who light the candles for dinner.

There is nothing hygge about wasting food. A recent report showed that UK households waste 4.5 million tonnes of food a year

Hygge is also about enjoying the process of stocking the pantry, appreciating the preparation and looking forward to the delicious results you’ll enjoy tucked up at home on a quiet, wintry evening. So get stewing, pickling and bottling.

Use your bike for these trips if you can. Yes, I am applying my superpowers as a naive Danish guy who thinks most trips can be made on a bike and that you can have groceries in a basket or backpack, but why not?

Well if you’re starving in the dark at least you can always eat the cat. Raw unfortunately. That’s obviously very hygge.

cohenite
October 3, 2022 7:34 pm

A muslim women who alleges being traumatised by muslims being blamed for the 9/11 terrorist bombing goes out and commits an act of terrorist bombing during the antifa riots and wants forgiveness.

Left-Wing Lawyer Who Firebombed Police Car Blames “Unprocessed Trauma” — Wants Commutation Of Sentence

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 3, 2022 7:40 pm

dover0beachsays:
October 3, 2022 at 6:42 pm
I have no patience with those who preach appeasement in the face of Putin threatening nukes.

If you read Putin’s speech, he’s responding to talk in the West about regime change, dissolution of Russian Federation, and talk of launching nukes (remember Truss responding to a question in debate saying she wouldn’t hesitate) and reminding them that RUS has weapons up to and including nuclear.

And let’s be serious. The whole point of having a nuclear arsenal is the standing threat of their use if your nation is under mortal threat, so this huffing and puffing in the West is largely insincere posturing.

m0nty-fa’s conversion to fully fledged Chickenhawk looks to now be complete.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 3, 2022 7:41 pm

Truss was rooting some Tory Backbencher, got sprung.
Not sure if the husband walked.

Word is she is/was also rooting Kwasi Karteng.

2dogs
2dogs
October 3, 2022 7:42 pm

Truss was rooting some Tory Backbencher

Frontbencher. Mark Field was Shadow Minister for London at the time.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 3, 2022 7:44 pm

Thanks 2 dogs.
Has Truss rooted her way to the top?
She wouldnae be t’ first.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 3, 2022 7:46 pm

Indolentsays:
October 3, 2022 at 7:10 pm
“No One Wants to Go to War with Russia Other Than Poland and a Few People in Washington D.C.” – Col. Doug MacGregor on Biden Wanting War with Russia

Old joke from the years soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Poland is invaded from the west by a German army and from the east by a Russian army. Which would Poland fight first?

The Germans, of course. Business before pleasure.

Roger
Roger
October 3, 2022 7:47 pm

Natalya Melnyk gave an informative talk on the recent history of Ukraine. She made no bones about the chequered nature of Ukrainian governance since independence. Her essential message, delivered as her final point, was that, no matter how flawed the fledgling democracy of her country may be, it does not deserve what Russia is inflicting upon it.

From Peter O’Brien’s review of the Sydney CPAC Conference at Quadrant Online.

JC
JC
October 3, 2022 7:49 pm

Ed, what other female Pms have done so?

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 3, 2022 7:50 pm

Ed Casesays:
October 3, 2022 at 7:44 pm
Thanks 2 dogs.
Has Truss rooted her way to the top?
She wouldnae be t’ first.

Julia Who?

amortiser
amortiser
October 3, 2022 7:51 pm

JC says:
October 2, 2022 at 11:36 pm
I can’t believe the government is going after Optus in the worst possible way. Oh yes I can as it’s the Liars after all.

Optus is the party injured by a criminal act. Blaming Optus is like blaming someone for being an injured party to a specific crime.

With this stance, the government is setting itself up for a fall. Look at the IT systems that it manages. Taxpayers records, Medicare records, ASIO records…the list goes on.

Black hat hackers will look at this as a challenge to breach these systems. Anyone who thinks that these systems is hack proof is deluding themselves.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 3, 2022 7:51 pm

Better talk to your insurer if you’re planning to go down the candle route. And maybe keep your important papers offsite.

Speedbox
October 3, 2022 7:52 pm

Old bloke says:
October 3, 2022 at 7:22 pm
Others have tried it Speedbox and found plenty that did go wrong. It didn’t work out for Monsieur Bonaparte, nor that Austrian bloke with a funny moustache. Assuming that Russia could be defeated by an invading army (extremely doubtful), Russia is just too big to be held by any occupying army that NATO or whoever could assemble.

That Austrian – you mean the one with the toothbrush moustache? Yeah, guess so.

In any case, I’m not suggesting anything as crass as an open invasion of Russia. That will fail and will 100% lead to a nuclear response – and we all know it.

No, I’m talking about far more machiavellian manoeuvrings.

JC
JC
October 3, 2022 7:52 pm

E

d Case says:
October 3, 2022 at 7:41 pm

Truss was rooting some Tory Backbencher, got sprung.
Not sure if the husband walked.

Word is she is/was also rooting Kwasi Karteng.

Ed, Did Kwasi admit this to you over a beer?

rickw
rickw
October 3, 2022 7:53 pm

Really developing a dislike for 365.

If you don’t have a decent internet connection it a complete POS.

JC
JC
October 3, 2022 7:54 pm

No, B John., the Slapper doesn’t count.

Vicki
Vicki
October 3, 2022 7:55 pm

Re Xclear nasal spray:

As some will know, I use First Defence nasal spray & have evaded Covid, even after my husband contracted a mild case. In recent weeks I felt that the Covid threat was less of a problem & was averse to continually spraying a substance, however innocuous (although GP didn’t think it was a problem) – so stopped using it. Promptly got the dreaded “coughing virus” (not Covid, but persistent & annoying) that seems to be going around. This is part of the problem now – 2 years of isolation from the normal exposure to bugs.

2dogs
2dogs
October 3, 2022 8:01 pm

“coughing virus”

The one that has you coughing for two months after the rest of it goes away? Yeah, that one is nasty.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 3, 2022 8:05 pm

Has Truss rooted her way to the top?
She wouldnae be t’ first.

Julia Who?

Gladys who?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 3, 2022 8:08 pm

Excellent to see, as pointed out above, and mUnter and Ed October are finally merging into the one entity, two monstrous black holes of idiocy and uselessness becoming a single stationary blob after gradually giving in to each other’s gravitational pull.

mOntycase.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 3, 2022 8:11 pm

Look, we can rule out Therese May and all the rest bar Thatcher were gays, so who knows?
Thatcher married a well connected Oil Millionaire [in 1950] ten years her senior, so that certainly didn’t hinder her ambition.

Jannie
Jannie
October 3, 2022 8:11 pm

rickwsays:

Australia has the highest death rate per capita from COVID in the world.

People need to hang for this.

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

Rick, I was really disturbed by this headline, and I watched the video, and immediately hit the outrage button. I have all along opposed the Lockdowns and vaccinations (and still do), and this confirmed my darkest suspicions about the control freaks. But, there is a problem: the conclusion is wrong.

The video is headlined ‘Australia Highest Death rate in the World’. The panel discussion says the same thing, and it implies that Australia’s “deficit” in antibodies to the Covid and related pathogens made us vulnerable to the virus once we allowed it on shore. I understood it mean that our death rates caught up with the rest of the world, and that it was the cumulative death rate to date for Covid. I think that’s the natural assumption.

I have told a couple of people about it, and forwarded it to a few people. When I told my wife about it and she watched the video she was shocked. She asked me if I have checked the data, as I normally do, and I had to admit I had not. So I have now checked the data.

The chart only comes up on screen briefly, but you can see that it is Our World in Data, a credible site. However the graph on the screen can only be seen if you pause it so you can see the details. The first graph they show is Death rates per Million, but only for a period of three months, June to Sep 2022. In fact only for 9 weeks therein did Australia have the highest death rates, and they fall off significantly by the end of September.

The second graph they put up in the video, is New Covid cases per Million for Jan 2020 to Sep 2022. It shows that New cases in Australia shot up to the worlds highest in January 2022, and remained the highest until quite recently, then they appear to have fallen below the UK and the USA. But these are new cases, probably Omicron, NOT deaths.

Realising that the graphs they showed did not support their discussion, and the discussion was outright misleading (unless you have super hearing and eyesight), I used the same data source to find Cumulative death rates per million people. This data shows that to date, or cumulatively, Australia has amongst the lowest death rates per million, that is around 500 per million, as opposed to the USA and UK which is around 3000 per million. Germany and Sth Africa around 1800 per million.

The data and graph I generated to get this result is at this link, I think you have to select countries manually.

https://ourworldindata.org/covid-deaths

I would welcome somebody like Boambee, or anyone else who is numerate in statistics to review this data and conclusions, to check I have not got it wrong.

Once again I have learnt not to trust talking heads and go to source data. I have to contact the people I sent the video to apologise and to explain that its wrong and misleading, and to delete it. Don’t hang anybody until you check the evidence against them very closely.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 3, 2022 8:12 pm

johanna at 4.34:

The proprietor told me today that the most annoying ones are locals that call her every few hours to let her know how close they are to arriving. It seems to be an offshoot of the culture where people text each other every 10 minutes to let their friends know where they are and what they are doing.

Generation something or other.

I reckon they’ve been listening to the advice about loooong distance travel in actual remote Australia. 1000km with fuck all in the middle except poisonous stuff, heat and Mick Taylor. Let someone know where you are, and when you expect to arrive so the search parties can be sent out if you don’t front up.

I am unsure how that would translate to the ACT.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 3, 2022 8:15 pm

More johanna, this time at 5.36:

Luckily, the EU is now facing an energy crisis, which they brought on themselves with just a nudge or two from Putin. It’s hard to fight a war when your own country is about to run out of electricity and petrol. Especially when it is because of your own laws (the net zero nonsense).

Putin has done us a big favour by highlighting the unicorn fart underpinning of Green fantasists.

Dickless uptick.

JC
JC
October 3, 2022 8:15 pm

LOL KD.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 3, 2022 8:16 pm

the graphs they showed did not support their discussion, and the discussion was outright misleading

Welcome to Daily Expose World.

Two days remaining before Big Something shuts them down. Give them cash.

JC
JC
October 3, 2022 8:18 pm

But KD, I’d rather not see the merger as Ed is unique on his own.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 3, 2022 8:23 pm

Ed is unique on his own.

Well yes, but – like elderly fat argumentative couples you see in food courts demanding to see the kebab shop manager because the Chicken Supreme isn’t as big as the one they got from somewhere else in 1981, they complement each other.

JC
JC
October 3, 2022 8:24 pm

Hahahahaha

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 3, 2022 8:27 pm

A sex dossier of 36 Conservative MPs was drawn up in 2016, Kwasi Karteng was on it due to his relationship with Amber Rudd, rumor was that Liz Truss was also on it.
Anyway, they’ve all landed on their feet, unless Truss gives Kwasi the arse for him being incompetent [at being Chancellor].

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 3, 2022 8:32 pm

I warned all the blokes and sheliahs here a couple of years ago to “Look to the East”. Despite the mockery at the time, my prediction now looks pretty solid.

I stand vindicated.

[insert smiley face here].

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 3, 2022 8:34 pm

Three years, they’ve had.

Three years to prepare for an election – and not only that, but under the best possible conditions anyone could ever have to oust an incumbent government.

You just know where this is going (the Hun):

The Victorian Liberals’ election campaign is again under a cloud with a string of senior staff being sacked in a major bloodletting ahead of November’s poll. Deputy state director Scott Samson was among a string of officers forced out of the party last week, amid a major restructure.

One senior figure described the bloodletting as “imposed repair” after years of chaos. Senior campaign adviser Ashley Mackinnon was demoted, while several electorate campaign officers have also been booted.

The Herald Sun has been told many candidates and MPs had been openly ignoring party directives and running their own campaigns.

Because the party-approved campaign is a box of shit, no doubt.

“Six weeks out from polling day and the wheels are completely careering off the campaign,” one senior Liberal said.

And:

“Some people are already saying you can look at the report into 2018, change the cover, and have it ready for 2022,” another senior source said.

Marvellous.

JC
JC
October 3, 2022 8:35 pm

Arma

Sure, but I’m not up early enough to catch the sunrise.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
October 3, 2022 8:36 pm

I warned all the blokes and sheliahs here a couple of years ago to “Look to the East”. Despite the mockery at the time, my prediction now looks pretty solid.

To the East of where, ‘Dillo? Where I am that could be Sinny. Or south America.

And I understood you to mean that’s where our salvation is coming from, not Armageddon.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 3, 2022 8:36 pm

But KD, I’d rather not see the merger as Ed is unique on his own.

Groogs is certainly special Ed.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 3, 2022 8:38 pm

If Brittany is in court tomorrow I hope she stays off the piss. It can make for a long day.

Indolent
Indolent
October 3, 2022 8:44 pm

From Thomas Renz and includes link to PDF report.

The Creation of SARS-COV2 & What Will Be Done About It

Roger
Roger
October 3, 2022 8:48 pm

And let’s be serious. The whole point of having a nuclear arsenal is the standing threat of their use if your nation is under mortal threat…

Russia is not under mortal threat.

Ukraine, however….

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 3, 2022 8:50 pm

Some bloke, in Perth, on a meth bender, assaults a woman, completely at random….

A psychologist’s report ordered by the court found Pedersen-Sullivan harboured significant anger and resentment stemming from his childhood.

“Especially towards the females in his life who may have wronged him in the past,” the report read.

“Mr Pedersen presents with complex issues related to poor coping skills, substance misuse, poor emotional functioning skills, impulsivity, poorly self-managed mental health and anger, resentment linked to childhood issues.”

Perth coppers, when I was a young bloke, would have conducted the interrogation on a douche nozzle like that, with a phone book…..

Cassie of Sydney
October 3, 2022 8:51 pm

Dickless Grease on PM Live saying that bringing those “Australian” children home from Syria is the right thing to do.

Firstly, those ISIS children are not Australian.

Secondly, would Dickless Grease be arguing this if it was the children of a group of white supremacists who were stuck in some hell hole?

We know the answer…..NO he wouldn’t be.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 3, 2022 9:00 pm

Perhaps Albo is suffering from houso oblige.

JC
JC
October 3, 2022 9:04 pm

Oh Look, another late vote dump all go to Lula Bazil after the other dude was winning. Dunno if this is true, but we’ve seen this pattern before but I just can’t recall when.

https://creativedestructionmedia.com/news/politics/2022/10/02/report-bolsonaro-shows-huge-early-lead-but-sees-it-disappear-as-statistically-impossible-one-way-vote-dumps-put-lula-ahead/

Roger
Roger
October 3, 2022 9:06 pm

Firstly, those ISIS children are not Australian.

They soon will be, thanks to Elbow & Co.

That really sticks in my craw.

Winston Smith
October 3, 2022 9:07 pm

Knuckle Dragger:

Ah righto. Experts, again.

I’d be interested in their names and their claims.
One could almost put a huge bet on them being from an anti colonialist organisation. The fact the Rosetta Stone became war booty means ownership remains with the British. Otherwise Germany and Japan could demand we empty our museums of their artifacts.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 3, 2022 9:09 pm

What happens to place names like Mount Buggery, Spanker Knob and Titwobble Lane?

What’s to become of Victoria’s many colourful place names, with nods to body parts, sexual acts and even grog in our woke world?

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 3, 2022 9:09 pm

The tax cuts are gone, but every vulture hedge fund can see how brittle the UK pension system is, ripe for the breaking.
Just like the yield curve control the RBA had here in Oz, the hedge funds tried it on once & got spanked but then were successful breaking the RBA at their second attempt.
The difference is, the RBA can effectively just print more money.
In the UK, these pensions are held by punters & the hedge funds will go through them like a hot knife through butter.

Roger
Roger
October 3, 2022 9:10 pm

I have relatives who fought for this country lying in graves overseas.

Their remains won’t be repatriated by the government, despite the relatively minimal cost.

m0nty
m0nty
October 3, 2022 9:11 pm

Speedbox, that is an interesting theory but you would need to flesh out exactly how the West forces regime change. Do they fight all the way to Moscow, 1945 Berlin style? Who is doing the fighting, apart from the Ukrainians?

It’s all very well to hint darkly, but you need to expand on what you think the plan is.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 3, 2022 9:12 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:
October 3, 2022 at 8:51 pm
Dickless Grease on PM Live saying that bringing those “Australian” children home from Syria is the right thing to do.

Perhaps he could offer some of them temporary accommodation until they can make their arrangements? No? Thought not.

But doesn’t mUnty have a rental property? This is his big chance to big note himself.

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 3, 2022 9:12 pm

Looks like Miss A is moving to Melbourne next year to finish her PHD in Science @ Melbourne University. Apparently the new lab is right next door to the dude trying to resurrect the Tasmanian Tiger.

Not really familiar with Melbourne other than a brief visit some years back. She’s optimistic about the move, but also scared about leaving friends/making new friends. At 24, she’s still just a kid.

The move is about 12 months away, but I probably should start scoping the market for her to live somewhere. I believe the Uni is pretty close to the City? My first thoughts are to rent her a “one bedder” in the city centre for three months until she sorts it out for herself.

Or would I be better off finding something closer to the University itself? Again, not that familiar with Melbourne. I can throw her car on a carrier if she needs one, but I believe the public transport is pretty good?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 3, 2022 9:16 pm

Their remains won’t be repatriated by the government, despite the relatively minimal cost.

I’m reading an account of the bureaucratic nightmare people went through to bring the body of “Dasher” Wheatley, V.C. to Australia for burial.

rickw
rickw
October 3, 2022 9:19 pm

Once again I have learnt not to trust talking heads and go to source data. I have to contact the people I sent the video to apologise and to explain that its wrong and misleading, and to delete it. Don’t hang anybody until you check the evidence against them very closely.

Jannie, thanks for digging into this, Discernible had been pretty reliable. Clearly not anymore.

MatrixTransform
October 3, 2022 9:20 pm

One tip – measure out a single cup of water and heat it in the kettle for a cuppa

in 2012 at uni we were told that straight-faced … seriously ‘over-boiling’ has apparently been a major problem for a decades

the duck-curve is caused by over-boilers

its science
and spychology
but mostly science

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 3, 2022 9:22 pm

mOnster, before you even think about it…..Noooooooo………

Miss A won’t be renting your basement. End of story.

[shudder]

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 3, 2022 9:22 pm

Arma.
Melbourne Uni is well served by public transport, mainly trams.
She wouldn’t have to be next to the Uni.
The trams run cross city through the CBD.
So even though the Uni is in the inner north, she could easily live south and tram it.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 3, 2022 9:27 pm

So even though the Uni is in the inner north, she could easily live south and tram it.

Yeah, but when she wants to go to the Derrimut Hotel in Sunshine or the Guiding Star in West Footiscray she’ll need a car.

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 3, 2022 9:30 pm

One tip – measure out a single cup of water and heat it in the kettle for a cuppa

Sheliahs make the coffee. Us blokes needn’t worry about this trivial scientific stuff.

It’s “not our problem” (unless it’s laced with arsenic).

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 3, 2022 9:33 pm

I reckon you could do Melbourne without a car as a student. It is great for motorbikes and scooters. Just dump them on the footpath (once you know the rules as I found out).

m0nty
m0nty
October 3, 2022 9:36 pm

Dillo: rent her a place in Brunswick and get her to take the tram. Or Coburg if you aren’t that financial.

rosie
rosie
October 3, 2022 9:37 pm

Melbourne CBD is a hop skip jump from Melbourne Uni Dillo.
Tram runs right past down Royal Pde
There are uni digs opposite the Melbourne General Cemetery all around College Cres, though I don’t know if they are available to post graduate students.

rosie
rosie
October 3, 2022 9:39 pm

Brunswick isn’t so bad, hipster weirdo central, not sure I’d be that keen on a daughter by herself in Coburg though.

rickw
rickw
October 3, 2022 9:39 pm

Arma, check out this place, used to be great, lots of country kids, but my guess is now much more international students:

https://www.education.net.au/education/BROOKES-GILLESPIE-HOUSE—UNIVERSITY-OF-MELBOURNE-/1075/

rickw
rickw
October 3, 2022 9:40 pm

Brunswick isn’t so bad, hipster weirdo central, not sure I’d be that keen on a daughter by herself in Coburg though.

In my opinion Coburg is far safer as long as you’re south of bell street. Brunswick is a freak show.

rosie
rosie
October 3, 2022 9:42 pm

A bicycle would also work, bike path along Royal Parade, not sure about Elizabeth St but runs up on other side of Vic market/Flagstaff Gardens, and is very busy with Brunswick and beyond to CBD commuters.

rickw
rickw
October 3, 2022 9:43 pm

Melbourne CBD is a hop skip jump from Melbourne Uni Dillo.

The CBD is completely shit these days. Brunswick, Coburg or Carlton are the go. North Melbourne could be OK if you’re close to the tram.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 3, 2022 9:45 pm

not sure I’d be that keen on a daughter by herself in Coburg though

You would be if you wanted to marry her off to a ‘wholesaler’ who had a house with concrete lions out the front in Keilor.

That entire waste of bitumen from just north Caaarlton to Campbellfield is known in some circles as The Gaza Strip, and justifiably so.

Old bloke
Old bloke
October 3, 2022 9:46 pm

Armadillo says:
October 3, 2022 at 8:32 pm

I warned all the blokes and sheliahs here a couple of years ago to “Look to the East”. Despite the mockery at the time, my prediction now looks pretty solid.

I stand vindicated.

I look to the east and see South Australia, is there something there that I should be concerned about?

Or do you mean further east, i.e., New Zealand? Are we about to face an invasion of Kiwis?

rosie
rosie
October 3, 2022 9:46 pm

Yes Brunswick is a freak show, I was thinking Coburg could be a bit multi culti.
Personally I’d prefer Parkville over CBD, Brunswick or Coburg.
Lots of student accommodation up near RMIT I think but it does look to be predominantly Asian students.

m0nty
m0nty
October 3, 2022 9:48 pm

I warned all the blokes and sheliahs here a couple of years ago to “Look to the East”. Despite the mockery at the time, my prediction now looks pretty solid.

I stand vindicated.

LOL I remember that. A completely contentless prediction. High comedy.

rosie
rosie
October 3, 2022 9:50 pm
Armadillo
Armadillo
October 3, 2022 9:52 pm

Yeah, but when she wants to go to the Derrimut Hotel in Sunshine or the Guiding Star in West Footiscray she’ll need a car.

Just googled both of those. She’s probably better off getting a Uber. Unless VICPOL has suddenly decided to abolish RBT’s?

You don’t go to a pub unless it’s to get pissed. It’s pointless. They have beer taps for a reason. It’s a pub.

Cassie of Sydney
October 3, 2022 9:55 pm

“Look to the East”

Pity Ukraine didn’t follow your advice.

MatrixTransform
October 3, 2022 9:58 pm

Or would I be better off finding something closer to the University itself?

I would say a Melb city one-bedder
get one in a building with services like a gym and pool

compared to surrounding inner suburbs, the city isn’t that skanky

MatrixTransform
October 3, 2022 9:59 pm

also from the city, a short walk or quick tram ride

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 3, 2022 10:00 pm

Brunswick, Coburg or Carlton are the go.

Rick. I’ve seen “Underbelly” and Miss A isn’t going to be living in Carlton. Not under my dead body (or anyone else’s).

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 3, 2022 10:02 pm

mOnty is the Carl Williams of Catallaxy. Except he’s fatter and a total pussy.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 3, 2022 10:02 pm

Dillo.

There are quite a few establishments in the Melbourne CBD and surrounds that market themselves as ‘student accommodation’.

In some of these places, the definition of ‘student’ is a bit loose.

MatrixTransform
October 3, 2022 10:03 pm

rent her a place in Brunswick

don’t listen to this tosser

I owned an apartment there … Brunswick is a shit-hole

and not a short walk to Uni

MatrixTransform
October 3, 2022 10:06 pm

FFS shut up Ed

hilarious
mUnty running from freaks

…Brunswick style

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 3, 2022 10:10 pm

Brunswick is like Fitzroy. Specifically, like Brunswick Street in Fitzroy.

On the main drag – all fashion and hipsters and trash ‘taches and expensive shops and funky chic.

Ten feet either way off that main drag, and it’s a dark bluestone-shod drug-fucked hellscape.

MatrixTransform
October 3, 2022 10:10 pm

bell street

the hipster-proof fence

Indolent
Indolent
October 3, 2022 10:12 pm
rosie
rosie
October 3, 2022 10:13 pm
MatrixTransform
October 3, 2022 10:14 pm

Except he’s fatter and a total pussy

he’s at very little risk of beaten by a piece of gym equipment

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 3, 2022 10:15 pm

Miss A does like theatre and ballet and stuff. Not really my “cup of tea”. Blokes prancing about in undersized fitting clothing and preening themselves.

What’s a season ticket to the AFL cost in Melbourne?

Indolent
Indolent
October 3, 2022 10:15 pm
MatrixTransform
October 3, 2022 10:17 pm

What’s a season ticket to the AFL cost…?

your sanity

calli
calli
October 3, 2022 10:21 pm

Just crossed the Tay and into Dundee. And there was the famous crescent shaped bridge – the second one. The first blew over in a mighty storm just as a train was crossing.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 3, 2022 10:22 pm

What’s a season ticket to the AFL cost in Melbourne?

If you’d said ‘North Melbourne’ I would have said ten bucks and a voucher for the Lost Dogs’ Home around the corner from Arden Street.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 3, 2022 10:23 pm

From the Oz.

The LNP had plan to reform it also, saying in 2020 that it was unsustainable.

If youve claimed all your tax you paid back, using franking credits deductions, you arent entitled to any more. But that is what has been happening with the unused leftover fanking credits. People are gifted the remaining credits as a an Excess Cash Refund, after already wiping out all tax using credits. Thats WELFARE

Pt’s been a long time since I did the theory – is this the way franking credits work?

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 3, 2022 10:28 pm

I would say a Melb city one-bedder

Yeah. I’m leaning that way. Interesting fact is that Melbourne has the cheapest rents of any Capital City in Australia. From an economic perspective, that surprised me a bit. Oversupply? Government policy?

rickw
rickw
October 3, 2022 10:34 pm

St Mary’s College, if you can get in.

The College’s along Royal Parade are a great option if you can get in. Nice environment, ready made social opportunities. Lovely to wake up to the sounds of the Melbourne Zoo Baboons every morning!

MatrixTransform
October 3, 2022 10:36 pm

Oversupply?

in one particular building Im familiar with, prestige too on Southbank, apparently 30% of all apartments are short-stay.

ie Air BNB

they may be a little bit needy right now

rickw
rickw
October 3, 2022 10:36 pm

Oversupply? Government policy?

Dickhead Dan and the worlds most locked down city.

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
October 3, 2022 10:44 pm

In some of these places, the definition of ‘student’ is a bit loose.

As are some of the ‘students’ I imagine…

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
October 3, 2022 10:47 pm

The producers of The Crown on Netflix should seriously consider offering the opportunity to Harry & Meghan to play themselves – I reckon they’d be right up for it!

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 3, 2022 10:58 pm

Pt’s been a long time since I did the theory – is this the way franking credits work?

My limited understanding is that “franking credits” has to do with a company or trust fund donating profits to NFP’s. They then “pass on” that residual income to the beneficiaries as “tax free” income.

In other words, if you have a “trust fund” and donate a percentage of proceeds to a charity, you can then distribute the balance to the beneficiaries tax free.

It’s a bit like claiming “donations” on your personal tax return, but the ATO won’t question it. They automatically know that the money you received has already paid “their fair share” of tax via donating to “approved” charities.

I’m probably wrong, but that’s my limited understanding of how it all works.

MatrixTransform
October 3, 2022 11:19 pm

Arma.
say you’re the beneficiary of dividends from somewhere
like a company you own
and that the dividends have already had tax paid … corporate tax … what is that now 25% ?

when they flow to you they flow with the tax credits already paid
so when you get the cash, you’re only liable for the difference between the 25% already paid and yr personal marginal PAYE rate

they’re franked , tax already paid

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 3, 2022 11:20 pm

I’m probably wrong, but that’s my limited understanding of how it all works.

Please tell me you are nothing to do with the accounting or taxation professions….

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 3, 2022 11:21 pm

what is that now 25% ?

30%?

MatrixTransform
October 3, 2022 11:27 pm

dunno … all I do is make money … slimy arse-holes want to tax you more than once

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 3, 2022 11:28 pm

Lovely to wake up to the sounds of the Melbourne Zoo Baboons every morning!

Do they have Giraffes?

MatrixTransform
October 3, 2022 11:29 pm

Do they have Giraffes?

Arky ?

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
October 3, 2022 11:31 pm

There have been a number of blogs which confuse me if the blogger is male or female.
Cassie are you a male or a labour pollie try hard foul mouth eg grace portables I, Kate Ellis type?

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 3, 2022 11:33 pm

Oversupply?

Melbournibad is dogbox central. Started with Docklands and never stopped.

MatrixTransform
October 3, 2022 11:34 pm

Cassie are you a male or a labour pollie

Cassie is gender non-specific lion

but a lion nonetheless

rickw
rickw
October 3, 2022 11:35 pm

Do they have Giraffes?

Yes!

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 3, 2022 11:35 pm

I’m probably wrong, …

Yes, although that bit is correct.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 3, 2022 11:39 pm

Living near the zoo lost its appeal once the bin chicken became endemic.

JC
JC
October 3, 2022 11:39 pm

H B Bear says:
October 3, 2022 at 11:33 pm

Oversupply?

Melbournibad is dogbox central. Started with Docklands and never stopped.

Some of those St Kilda Road apartments are quite nice. The nicest apartment I’ve ever seen was the east facing penthouse at the Melbournian. iIt has its own pool and the view is incredible from every room. The downside is that a lot of AFL players rent there.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
October 3, 2022 11:41 pm

As to the mens fashion, oh to the mention of a cravat – Sunday afternoon in Adelaide , especially when in spring or summer – when overcast.
And a glass of scotch – on ice – and a raging political argument –
Had one last Sunday at the in-laws – defending the Vlad because he was a male against the eunuch in Eurpoe, us and Canadian.
One bil is a geologist works in wa and defends the gaybc and the labourites – he did go to a public school in the eastern suburbs in adelaide

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 3, 2022 11:45 pm

Some nice stuff in East Melbourne. And you can walk to the footy.

I think we had a couple of footballers in our complex. One of them was charged with rape and the whole place was on the 6pm News. I was renting and not worried about capital values.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 3, 2022 11:47 pm

Louis Litt, I hope you did not hit anyone with a rolled up magazine.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 3, 2022 11:53 pm

Love how the Syrian detainee stories are being illustrated with little 3yo cherubs. Who in 15 years time will be endeavouring to decapitate you.

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 4, 2022 12:18 am

Please tell me you are nothing to do with the accounting or taxation professions….

Never said I was, Zulu. In fact, I said I have a limited understanding of how it all works.

I’m a humble ex Bookmaker that only works in cash. Franking Credits seem to be a total waste of time in my industry. The only inkling of knowledge I have is that also being an ex finance broker I rarely saw a deal involving “franking credits”. In fact, over many years, just a couple.

I’m aware they exist. Just like salary sacrifice exists. Calculating a DSR for potential borrowers takes understanding, which is sadly lacking in modern day lending institutions. But they have now been hamstrung by regulators.

In years past, lenders would “look at the head”. It promoted innovation. Nowadays, lenders look at the risk of being screwed over and prosecuted by Government bureaucrats.

Money needs to flow freely in a vibrant and innovative economy. Risk and Reward, rather than Regulation and Repression.

I’d ha Please tell me you are nothing to do with the accounting or taxation professions

Armadillo
Armadillo
October 4, 2022 12:23 am

Ignore the last line of my comment. I somehow managed to post Zulus original comment at the end of mine. Shit happens. Meh.

rickw
rickw
October 4, 2022 12:42 am

WWII US heavy bomber kill ratio’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSwB1Mxaung

Gabor
Gabor
October 4, 2022 2:29 am

Armadillo says:
October 4, 2022 at 12:18 am

I’m a humble ex Bookmaker that only works in cash.

Oh, when did you leave the game?
(Not asking why?)

calli
calli
October 4, 2022 3:11 am

Greetings from Inverness! The drive through the autumnal highlands is beautiful, even though the persistent drizzle shortened the view.

Something I learned on the way – much of Scotland is owned by mysterious entities operating from strings of faceless trusts, so it has been very hard to put a human owner to tracts of land. That has changed with legislation from April this year, where ownership must be disclosed. And how about that…the vast majority of owners live overseas.

On the surface the landscape looks green and healthy…but dig a little deeper and you have spivs “greenwashing” for carbon credits by planting stands of exotic, fast growing trees. This is having a terrible effect on wildlife and the diversity of native vegetation.

calli
calli
October 4, 2022 3:22 am

I’m hoping to see Nessie tomorrow. The visit to the Loch will be before the distillery, so there will be no confusion with pink elephants.

Also off to Culloden where the Jacobite rebellion died with the last pitched battle on British soil. Should be an interesting day.

Tom
Tom
October 4, 2022 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
October 4, 2022 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
October 4, 2022 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
October 4, 2022 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
October 4, 2022 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
October 4, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
October 4, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
October 4, 2022 4:10 am
Johnny Rotten
October 4, 2022 4:48 am

Thanks Tom. A good start to the week.

Johnny Rotten
October 4, 2022 4:49 am

A woman announces to her friend that she is getting married for the fourth time. “How wonderful! But I hope you don’t mind me asking what happened to your first husband?” “He ate poisonous mushrooms and died”. “Oh, how tragic! What about your second husband?” “He ate poisonous mushrooms too and died”. “Oh, how terrible! I’m almost afraid to ask you about your third husband”. “He died of a broken neck”. “A broken neck?” “He wouldn’t eat the mushrooms”.

Johnny Rotten
October 4, 2022 4:51 am

When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.

– George Carlin

miltonf
miltonf
October 4, 2022 5:36 am

Greetings from Inverness! The drive through the autumnal highlands is beautiful, even though the persistent drizzle shortened the view.

Something I learned on the way – much of Scotland is owned by mysterious entities operating from strings of faceless trusts, so it has been very hard to put a human owner to tracts of land. That has changed with legislation from April this year, where ownership must be disclosed. And how about that…the vast majority of owners live overseas.

On the surface the landscape looks green and healthy…but dig a little deeper and you have spivs “greenwashing” for carbon credits by planting stands of exotic, fast growing trees. This is having a terrible effect on wildlife and the diversity of native vegetation.
Interesting Cassie- it used to be sitka spruce for lumber and a tax dodge iirc. People like Cliff Richard were into it.

miltonf
miltonf
October 4, 2022 5:37 am

Inverness-Culloden-Loch Ness-Loch Lochy- truly beautiful

Winston Smith
October 4, 2022 5:46 am

The Chinese regime has likely established more unofficial overseas police stations in Canada than the three in Toronto identified in a report by a human rights NGO, a co-author of the report says.

Spain-based Safeguard Defenders published a report in September warning of the regime’s “long-arm policing” around the world through what’s been dubbed the “110 overseas police stations”—an operation named after the police emergency phone number, 110, in China.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/unofficial-chinese-police-stations-in-canada-likely-number-more-than-3-says-report-co-author_4766617.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&src_src=Morningbrief&utm_campaign=mb-2022-10-03&src_cmp=mb-2022-10-03&utm_medium=email&est=Gty0ssZK2I72TG7Z41%2F5oNTFXOc0tpbv312mtIaEWYJ6x9cFocKDkKiC8KgVVUAL

Winston Smith
October 4, 2022 5:52 am

We talk grandly about the globalized Great Reset. We blindly accept the faddish Green New Deal. We virtue signal about defunding the police. We merely shrug at open borders. And we brag about banning fertilizers and pesticides, outlawing the internal combustion engine, and discounting Armageddon in the nuclear age—as if on autopilot we have already reached utopia.

But meanwhile, Westerners are systematically destroying the very elements of our civilization that permitted such fantasies in the first place.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-thinnest-veneer-of-civilization_4769276.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&src_src=Morningbrief&utm_campaign=mb-2022-10-03&src_cmp=mb-2022-10-03&utm_medium=email&est=oOm8yhMAerZVXjU0c9sWOspp3QoMJ16NjHtVfbPOum9BOtGEEi93H6hqIBNNpicr

calli
calli
October 4, 2022 6:06 am

Yes, milton, the spruce was mentioned. Apparently IKEA uses it for their garbage fast furniture.

Winston Smith
October 4, 2022 6:10 am

Two 17-Year-Olds Arrested For Stabbing Death of Asian Store Owner in Downtown Los Angeles

Bloody Amish – again.

bespoke
bespoke
October 4, 2022 6:13 am
Winston Smith
October 4, 2022 6:14 am

Family Weekend Turns Deadly For Father Visiting Marist College in New York

“During the building search, a hotel room was found to contain manuals related to the making of explosive devices, as well as materials with the potential to be used as explosives,” police said in a statement.
Law enforcement sources said the gunman and another man were smoking a PCP-like substance in their hotel room Sunday morning. The gunman went downstairs to the lobby to get coffee and he ended up arguing with hotel staff and other people. Then he took out a gun and started firing.

Those Amish are getting uppity…

Winston Smith
October 4, 2022 6:23 am

Weighted fish. Cheats caught.
Jeez they were lucky they weren’t lynched on the spot.
https://youtu.be/MFnByQCDjz0

Winston Smith
October 4, 2022 6:28 am

0614 post – I forgot the link…

bespoke
bespoke
October 4, 2022 6:31 am

Winston

Dated a girl of fishing fanatics who built a house to service the boat. Didn’t last long.

Winston Smith
October 4, 2022 6:34 am

At least someone is thinking,

Speaking at a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, Baker, the minister in the Northern Ireland office, said that the UK’s Net Zero plans are not affordable in the short term, and called for a temporary suspension this winter.

bespoke
bespoke
October 4, 2022 6:46 am

As the Electronic Frontier Foundation notes, because a small number of companies dominate the market for online payment processing, they have tremendous power to control the speech environment by turning off the financial spigot for users who express disfavored views or wade into controversial subject matter.

2dogs
2dogs
October 4, 2022 6:51 am
Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2022 6:57 am

Cassie is gender non-specific lion

but a lion nonetheless”

I am woman hear me roar.

Mater
October 4, 2022 7:04 am

Miss A does like theatre and ballet and stuff. Not really my “cup of tea”. Blokes prancing about in undersized fitting clothing and preening themselves.

Then Melbourne cafes are for her.
All those Middle Aged Men In Lycra (MAMIL).
Sitting in Cafes, discussing how they lost a further 47 grams from the weight of their bike, by buying the latest $5000 Carbon Fibre Derailleur, is where most of their sweat is expended.

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2022 7:11 am

“H B Bearsays:
October 3, 2022 at 11:53 pm
Love how the Syrian detainee stories are being illustrated with little 3yo cherubs. Who in 15 years time will be endeavouring to decapitate you.”

Yes, the cries of da children, da children. And the cries that da children are “Australian”.

But as I wrote last night, imagine if some thirty of forty children of brides who’d run off to join some white supremacist cause in some distant and very alien land, and the sprogs of these nasty charmers were languishing with their mothers in some disease ridden camp city, da ya think for a moment the left and the MSM would be crying and screeching for these children to be returned home because they’re “Australian”?

Nah.

Oh and think about this, the Morrison government, a limp wristed, supine government if there ever was one, always a sucker for any feel good cause, declined the appeals for these crows to return home, which clearly tells us that these black crows, these dregs of ISIS females, are indeed nasty creatures, are indeed a threat to us, and they should be left to rot where they are.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 4, 2022 7:11 am

lost a further 47 grams from the weight of their bike, by buying the latest $5000 Carbon Fibre Derailleur

The mating cry of the urban cyclist – ‘Rolling, rolling, rolling’ as they fang through intersections in the safety of the peloton, bowling over women, children and pets as they go.

If normal people had the time they’d spend their Sunday mornings isolating them from the group, and then picking them off like baitfish.

They are the pigeons of the road.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 4, 2022 7:15 am

da children, da children

These would be the children holding up severed heads for the camera. Damaged goods, regardless of age.

‘Oh look Beryl, a baby taipan. Let’s bring it home and feed it, let it sleep in our pillowcases and see what happens.’

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2022 7:15 am

Wrong kind of woman.

Meloni Becoming Italian PM Is Bad for Women Because She Represents ‘White’ Feminism: MSNBC (3 Oct)

In an article titled ‘Giorgia Meloni’s feminism is a wolf in sheep’s clothing’, MSNBC Opinion Columnist Natasha Norman argues in no uncertain terms that the Italian conservative breaking the proverbial glass ceiling is the ‘wrong’ kind of win for women in politics, claiming that she “pursues a violently anti-feminist agenda.” … “Rather, Meloni is an exemplar of how some white women weaponize gender and use it to oppress other women and minorities,” the MSNBC columnist alleged, railing: “White feminism has become an integral component of crypto-fascistic and white nationalist movements here in the U.S. as well. ”

Which is interesting since trannies were pursuing a violently anti-feminist agenda by actually beating up feminists during a march last week. I wonder what Natasha thinks about that? Maybe she thinks they’re crypto-fascists too.

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 7:18 am

Keep seeing articles about this, what csn happen when you do everything over the phone and via the internet.
When you lose your dosh, blame someone else.

Elaborate scam allegedly used leading finance app to trick victims out of superannuation

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 7:21 am

I see some prog is now calling franking credit refunds, the beloved of the self funded retiree ‘welfare’.

When I use a word,it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less
Humpty Dumpty

Indolent
Indolent
October 4, 2022 7:23 am

This is where we are. We truly are being turned into commodities.

Truth Seeker
@vikki0164
Robert Kennedy – “People need to know that Google is a vaccine company”

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2022 7:23 am

This Israeli-Lebanon offshore energy deal is insanity.
Setting the stage for the next dispute.

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 7:28 am

Where is Mr Flannery these days?
oh look, more rain

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 4, 2022 7:30 am

Gas, and lots of it. It’s the hot topic at present. Informed readers will also recognise a familiar name (the NT News):

SANTOS has launched an appeal to regain its drilling rights for a $4.7bn offshore gas project off the Northern Territory coast.

Federal Court Chief Justice James Allsop said he would expedite an appeal against a decision that revoked Santos’s drilling environment plan.

Justice Mordecai Bromberg found the gas regulator, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority, inappropriately granted the drilling licence in the Timor Sea.

Good one Mordy. Throw that decision on your ‘greatest hits’ pile.

Justice Bromberg said NOPSEMA failed to ensure Santos engaged with the Munupi Traditional Owners before drilling into their Sea Country, 138km from Tiwi Islands.

Sea Country. Righto.

The Tiwi Islanders show a remarkable inability to cross from Bathurst to Melville Islands – where you can actually see the destination – with tinnies and outboard motors. Getting 138km out to sea, and with a snorkel and shovel to get that tasty gas might be a bit ambitious.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 4, 2022 7:31 am

Blockquote fail.

Look, it’s early and I’m watching lightning on the horizon.

Indolent
Indolent
October 4, 2022 7:32 am
rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 7:32 am

“Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Tuesday that he will head up a panel on vaccine safety for Donald Trump”
Apparently he didn’t.
How Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Distorted Vaccine Science
His anti-vaccine credentials date back to 2005

By Seth Mnookin, STAT on January 11, 2017

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 4, 2022 7:33 am

I see the Buyer’s Remorse trial starts in the ACT today.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
October 4, 2022 7:39 am

The state of the UK.

Anecdote from Zero Hedge.

As an anecdote of how much of an EM the UK now is, my cousin took a coach from Glasgow to London on Saturday because the trains were on strike (as was the postal service). The coach got as far as Newcastle before dumping the passengers with no explanation. He shared a taxi the rest of the 250 mile (472 km) journey; arrived in London to find street protests against government spending cuts, driven by insufficient energy supplies; and then all four of the bridges over the Thames leading to his accommodation closed by protestors saying the UK should stop using oil. Yesterday, another protestor poured urine and faeces over a memorial to a selfless WW2 pilot to protest executive private jets.

Indolent
Indolent
October 4, 2022 7:41 am

This is from the National Bureau of Economic Research and is for the scientifically minded. I would suggest it also support the supposition of deliberate distribution of varying potency of the vaccines.

EXCESS DEATH RATES FOR REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS DURING THE
COVID-19 PANDEMIC

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 7:43 am
Indolent
Indolent
October 4, 2022 7:45 am
rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 7:47 am

I’m getting the impression some protesters are suffering from cognitive dissonance.
Climate emergency, energy bills too high protests in the UK.
Don’t Pay, a campaign to encourage people to not pay their energy bills, also joined Saturday’s rallies.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 4, 2022 7:48 am

Why is this relevant? the Hun:

New Essendon chief executive Andrew Thorburn is chairman of a church organisation which likens abortion to the operation of concentration camps and declares that homosexual behaviour is wrong.

If I was an Etherdun supporter, and I had a fervent desire to see my club drag itself out of the shit I wouldn’t care if Ivan Milat got the gig – as long as he had the tools to do the job he was there to do.

It can be revealed that former NAB chief Thorburn is also listed as chairman of an eight-church movement called City on a Hill.

Oooooo. Any mention of tunnels? No?

Next.

bespoke
bespoke
October 4, 2022 7:52 am

In October 2019, West said with respect to his past, “When I was trying to serve multiple gods it drove me crazy” in reference to the “god of ego, god of money, god of pride, the god of fame”, and that “I didn’t even know what it meant to be saved” and that now “I love Jesus Christ. I love Christianity.”

Good for him.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2022 7:52 am

The lady’s not for turning.

UK’s Truss Pressured To Abandon Tax-Cut For The Rich, Throws Kwarteng Under The Bus After Revolt (3 Oct)

I think the Tories just lost the next election. The base is not going to be happy with a wussie backflipper and the left is going to be full-throated as the energy crisis really kicks in.

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 7:57 am

Corbyn was at rhe London protests.
What is UK Labour going to do to resolve the cost of living /energy problems?
Oh ‘tax the rich’.
That’ll work.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 4, 2022 8:03 am

Sitting in Cafes, discussing how they lost a further 47 grams from the weight of their bike, by buying the latest $5000 Carbon Fibre Derailleur, …

Bike bores are worse than wine wankers or coffee snobs. The Venn overlap is significant.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2022 8:07 am

Nothing green ever works…

“Eco-Sustainable Paradise” Sinks On First Trial Run (3 Oct)

The SeaPod, developed by the ocean-innovation technology company Ocean Builders, was meant to be the first of many pieces of “revolutionary blue technology,” the company’s mission statement says, meant to make “the 72% of the world that is covered in water into an eco-sustainable paradise.”

The ultra-minimalist home has an 830-square-foot living space divided into three levels, featuring all of the home essentials including a bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and space for storage.

At its grand unveiling on September 22, a futuristic luxury model home meant to float on the water toppled over in front of an audience that included Panama’s president, Laurentino Cortizo.

The photo is hilariously sad.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 4, 2022 8:08 am

It can be revealed that former NAB chief Thorburn is also listed as chairman of an eight-church movement called City on a Hill

He is also quite familiar with Royal Commission and legal inquiry processes which should come in handy when dealing with the AFL.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 4, 2022 8:11 am

Footy club president rivals UK High Commissioner as the ultimate insider maaaates job.

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 8:11 am

Seems London is beating Paris and other European capitals hands down in the protests stakes atm.
Germany had a couple two weeks ago, not a huge turn out, demanding Nordstream be reopened.
The others only had Iran protests, though Madrid has a Pensioner Day protest coming up, 11.00 to 11.30 expected attendance 200.
Expect they might ramp up as the weather starts to chill.

duncanm
duncanm
October 4, 2022 8:14 am

Natasha Norman

sure this isn’t a Titiana in disguise?

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 8:15 am

“Wouldn’t if be amazing if
@AlboMP
recognised excellence and placed someone like Dr Monique Ryan into a ministry.”
From this twitter user.
“Background in statistics and research.
Prefer logic to emotion in arguments.
If you make a silly comment – I may choose to dissect it.
Or not!”

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 8:21 am

Whiteness, oppress women and minorities.
Natasha is just another progressive random phrase generator.
Which is why Titania fools so many.

bespoke
bespoke
October 4, 2022 8:27 am

I do agree with her on this.

TGIF
@TGIFriday33
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Sep 30
If a person is toxic, then they are not good for one’s mental health. This is regardless of whether they are a “friend” or family. Cutting contact can be the healthiest thing we do for ourselves.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2022 8:28 am

Seems London is beating Paris and other European capitals hands down in the protests stakes atm.
Germany had a couple two weeks ago, not a huge turn out

Sounds like that might change as winter sets in.

Berlin Antifa Group “Goes On Hunt” For High Energy Users… Heated Pools “Immediately Collectivized” (2 Oct)

In an attempt to get some control over the acute energy crisis now sweeping across Germany, the government implemented not long ago some measures to reduce gas and electricity consumption. …

Energy greenshirts

And if you own a private pool, you are not allowed to heat it with gas or electricity anymore. To make sure this energy transgression never happens. the Quartiersmanagement Grunewald (Grunewald Neighborhood Management), “an Antifa squad”, has recently devoted itself to heating inspections, reports German bankruptcy monitoring site Pleiteticker.de here. … Under the motto “Heat to the public good” the group wants to patrol the villa district in the upscale district of Grunewald and check whether the pools of the residents are being illegally heated.

It’s bad enough that garbage inspectors come around to see if you have been recycling virtuously, having Antifa inspecting if you are inappropriately heating something is yet another insult.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 4, 2022 8:29 am

Sometimes Paywallian cricket j’ismist Gideon Haigh is tut tutting with his knickers in a knot – again.

Top Ender
Top Ender
October 4, 2022 8:31 am

Meanwhile in mad mad UK, faeces-pouring activist gets charged and has to go to court today.

Daily Mail

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 4, 2022 8:32 am

In better news ALPBC Perth Radio’s Nanna Hutchison is folding up his cardigan and not waiting for a Quentin Dumpster long goodbye. After the typical multi decade stint at the hive.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2022 8:36 am

A Russian rapper has committed suicide to get out of being drafted.
He was anti gun according to his suicide video.

Tom
Tom
October 4, 2022 8:36 am

Why is this relevant? the Hun:

New Essendon chief executive Andrew Thorburn is chairman of a church organisation which likens abortion to the operation of concentration camps and declares that homosexual behaviour is wrong.

It’s relevant only to the 90-99% of journalists who are woke zombies because it offends their religion for athiests and even the Herald Sun — otherwise a source of actual news — is happy to shovel that shit for them.

You have to remember that journalism schools nowadays produce nothing else but Greens-voting political activists who a) are utterly incurious about the real world; and b) couldn’t give a shit about what their readers are interested in.

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 4, 2022 8:44 am

A Russian rapper has committed suicide to get out of being drafted.
He was anti gun according to his suicide video.

No loss, then.

Top Ender
Top Ender
October 4, 2022 8:44 am

Tyranny has had a makeover. It’s no longer a boot stamping on a human face forever. It isn’t a gruff cop dragging you into a cell for thinking or expressing a “dangerous” idea. It isn’t a priest strapping you to a breaking wheel. No, authoritarianism is well dressed now. It’s polite. It has a broad smile and speaks in a soft voice. It is delivered not via a soldier’s boot to the cranium but with a caring liberal head-tilt. And its name is Jacinda Ardern.

New Zealand’s PM, every online liberal’s favourite world leader, has gone viral over the past few days following the circulation of the shocking speech she gave at the UN last Friday. Before the assembled leaders of both the free world and the unfree world, Ardern raised the alarm about a new “weapon of war”. It’s a “dangerous” one, she said. It poses a grave “threat” to humankind. It threatens to drag us headlong into “chaos”. We must act now, she pleaded with the powerful, so that we might disarm this weapon and “bring (the world) back to order”.

What is this terrible weapon, this menacing munition, that Ardern so passionately wants to decommission? It’s freedom of speech.

She was talking about words. Seriously. About ideas, disagreement, dissent. Her speech focused on the alleged scourge of “mis- and disinformation online”. We must tackle it, she said. She acknowledged some people are concerned that “even the most light-touch approaches to disinformation” could come across as being “hostile to the values of free speech”. You’re damn right we are. But global elites must nonetheless root out virtual bullshit because it can “cause chaos”, she said.

Really getting into her stride, she said speech can sometimes be a “weapon of war”. Some people use actual weapons to inflict harm, others use words: “The weapons may be different but the goal of those who perpetuate them is often the same … (to) reduce the ability of others to defend themselves.” “War is peace,” said Big Brother. Big Sister Jacinda Ardern sees it a little differently: war is speech. Words wound, ideas kill – that’s the hot take of this globetrotting luvvie against liberty.

And she really is talking about ideas. Modern politicians who wring their hands over “misinformation” or “disinformation” are usually just talking about beliefs they don’t like. So at the UN, Ardern gave climate-change scepticism as an example of one of those “weapons of war” that can cause “chaos”. “How do you tackle climate change if people do not believe it exists?” she asked.

Critiquing climate-change alarmism, calling into question the eco-lobby’s hysterical claims that billions will die and Earth will burn if we don’t drastically cut our carbon emissions, is an entirely legitimate political endeavour. In treating it as a species of Flat Earthism, as “disinformation”, the new elites seek to demonise dissenters, to treat people whose views differ to their own as the intellectual equivalent of warmongers. Barack Obama also claims that “misinformation” about climate change – which, in his view, includes painting the environmentalist movement in a “wildly negative light” – is a threat to the safety of humanity. Be mean about greens and people will die.

Call me a “weapon of war”, but I believe freedom of speech must include the freedom to be negative – even wildly so – about eco-activists. Activists, by the way, whose hype about the end of the world could genuinely be labelled misinformation. But they are never branded with that shaming m-word. That’s because misinformation doesn’t really mean misinformation anymore. It means dissent. Deviate from the woke consensus on anything from climate change to Covid and you run the risk of being labelled an evil disinformant.

Indeed, one of the most striking things about Ardern’s speech was her claim that if the elites ignore “misinformation”, then “the norms we all value” will be in danger. This is the most common cry of the 21st-century authoritarian – that speech can have a destabilising and even life-threatening impact, especially if it concerns big crises like climate change or Covid-19. So “climate deniers” are a threat to the future of the human race and thus may be legitimately silenced. “Lockdown deniers” threaten to encourage the spread of viral infection and thus may be legitimately gagged. The spectre of crisis is cynically used to clamp down on anyone who dissents from the new global consensus. Images of Armageddon are marshalled to justify censorship of troublemakers. “Chaos”, as Ardern calls it – that’s what will unfold if your reckless, dangerous ideas are given free rein.

To see how authoritarian the desire to clamp down on “misinformation” can be, just consider some of the other world leaders who likewise used the platform of the UN to call for tougher controls on speech. Muhammadu Buhari, the brutal ruler of Nigeria, focused on his nation’s “many unsavoury experiences with hate speech and divisive disinformation” and joined the calls for a clampdown on the “scourge of disinformation and misinformation”. Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, bemoaned the “disinformation” against his nation. The chattering classes cheering Ardern for standing up to “fake news” are implicitly cheering Buhari and Lavrov, too. They are as one with that woke queen when it comes to chasing “misinformation” from the public sphere.

Freedom of speech is in peril. And it isn’t only threatened by obvious strongmen – like the corrupt rulers of Nigeria or the theocratic tyrants of Iran – but also by a smiling PC woman who is feverishly fawned over by virtue-signallers the world over. Ardern’s UN speech exposed the iron fist of authoritarianism that lurks within the velvet glove of wokeness. From her brutal lockdown, which forbade even New Zealand’s own citizens from returning to their home country, to her longstanding war on “extremist” speech, this is a woman who poses as liberal but can’t even spell the word.

If you want a picture of the future, don’t imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever – imagine Jacinda Ardern putting her arm around your shoulder and telling you you’re going to have to sacrifice your liberty to save the world from chaos.

Brendan O’Neill is chief political writer for online magazine Spiked.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2022 8:45 am

New Essendon chief executive Andrew Thorburn is chairman of a church organisation which likens abortion to the operation of concentration camps and declares that homosexual behaviour is wrong.

Even worse, he used to be the big cheese at NAB.
For his sake, I hope that isn’t mentioned.

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