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Near the Water, Gustave Moreau, 1896

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pete of perth
pete of perth
October 4, 2022 12:31 pm

Top of the morning.

Roger
Roger
October 4, 2022 12:32 pm

Too good to leave on the old OT:

The Bee:

NEW YORK CITY, NY — After musical artist and professional twerker Lizzo made waves by playing James Madison’s crystal flute on stage, Beyonce? upped the ante by performing in Times Square wearing George Washington’s false teeth.

“Howth ethyone doointh tonighth?” yelled out Beyonce? to the confused crowd while adjusting the lead-tin alloy and horse teeth dentures. “We haf a great showth for youf!”

local oaf
October 4, 2022 12:39 pm

New environment crisis, water quality in Spain …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz9_YfIQaz4

Black Ball
Black Ball
October 4, 2022 12:40 pm

Top million ?

Top Ender
Top Ender
October 4, 2022 12:48 pm

James Madison’s crystal flute…

Reminds me of the time I had to briefly work with James Galway – the rudest flautist ever born.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 4, 2022 12:49 pm

After musical artist and professional twerker Lizzo

Anyone provide a link to that story?

bespoke
bespoke
October 4, 2022 12:50 pm

Lots advertising going on encouraging participation in local council.
The billboards shows who they are targeting and it isn’t people interested in local issues.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
October 4, 2022 12:50 pm

Revenge of the 6th!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
October 4, 2022 12:50 pm

Godammit!

Black Ball
Black Ball
October 4, 2022 12:54 pm

An excerpt from Shannon Deery’s article outlining the spending on spin merchants in Victoriastan:

‘Just last month we learnt the Andrews government spent more than any other state on advertising in the first half of 2022.

Not only did it outspend other governments, it also outspent Harvey Norman, Woolworths, News Corp, Wesfarmers and Nine Entertainment.

On top of that, Victoria boasts more ministerial staffers than any other state. The last official figures showed it employed 286 full-time equivalent ministerial staffers.

A massive 86 of them report directly to the Premier’s private office.

And that doesn’t even include departmental spinners. You can add a couple of hundred more of those.’

FMD

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2022 12:55 pm

Australian governments need to spend less & spend more productively.
Australians need to be taxed less & the whole tax stack needs to upended.
Neither will happen because vested interests ensures they don’t.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2022 12:59 pm

Some very weird attempts at explaining franking credits overnight.
It works like this.
Company makes $100 profit.
Pays $30 tax at corporate rate of 30%.
It distributes remaining $70 as dividend to shareholder.
The shareholder takes the $70 and adds back franking credit ($30) to determine taxable income. That is, back to the original company profit of $100.
Tax is calculated at shareholder’s marginal rate on the full $100, but they get the credit for the company tax already paid.
If the taxpayer’s marginal rate is zero, they get the $30 refunded.
If the taxpayer’s marginal rate is 46%, they pay $46 – $30 = $16.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 4, 2022 1:00 pm

1 hour ago
Stefanovic slams Shorten over Syria rescue mission
Staff writers
STAFF WRITERS

Today Show host Karl Stefanovic took aim at Government Services Minister Bill Shorten over the Syrian repatriation plan during an interview on Tuesday morning, declaring “there is no way in the world” the families in question should be allowed back into Australia.

“Bill, it requires a certain conviction to move overseas with your bloke and take part in Islamic State wars. How do you reckon that sits with most Aussies?” Stefanovic asked.

Mr Shorten insisted national security remained the chief priority, but pointed out some of the children in camps were younger than six years old.

When the frontbencher was quizzed on whether he agreed with the mission, Mr Shorten acknowledged he could “see both points of view”.

But Stefanovic maintained his stance, expressing concern the government could set a dangerous precedent.

“If you make a decision to go overseas with someone and fight for Islamic State, you are making a decision as a family – there is no way in the world you should be allowed to come back here,” he said.

“What do you do with the partners? (Do) they come back as well? You set a precedent saying, ‘Look, it is OK, go and fight, and you can come back at some point.’”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2022 1:03 pm

When you’ve lost Fat Karl …

Turnip
Turnip
October 4, 2022 1:08 pm

After musical artist and professional twerker Lizzo

Anyone provide a link to that story?

No links please! They usually include photos of the event.

Miltonf
Miltonf
October 4, 2022 1:12 pm

Most of our pollimuppets are very nasty trash but the slf is a stand out. All the appeal of a turd in a swimming pool.

Miltonf
Miltonf
October 4, 2022 1:13 pm

Thanks Roger for the info in the previous thread

rickw
rickw
October 4, 2022 1:13 pm

No links please! They usually include photos of the event.

I accidentally saw the video, just disgusting on about 10 different levels.

bespoke
bespoke
October 4, 2022 1:15 pm

Gina Bontempo: The Lies of Modern Feminism

“Higher education kind of destroyed me.” Gina Bontempo graduated Harvard University as an angry atheist taught to hate America. So much so that she abandoned her birth country for Australia. When a freak accident sent her back to the U.S., a video by Candace Owens, then others by Dave Rubin and PragerU, opened her eyes to the lies she had been believing all of those terrible years. This is Gina’s story of discovering truth and reclaiming her freedom.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 1:17 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
October 4, 2022 at 12:59 pm

Some very weird attempts at explaining franking credits overnight.
It works like this.

Can you also help out with explaining GST. Some people don’t appear to know how it works.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2022 1:17 pm

lotocotisays:
October 4, 2022 at 11:40 am
Someone explain to me how this unicorn fart works? If you’ve been driving your ev around, it’s gunna be flat and need charging…..

When you get home in the evening, your solar panels will recharge the car battery
so you can run your home off it at night.
When you are asleep, the electricity you’d normally use when you’re awake
can then recharge the car battery.
Simples.

So, essentially a Perpetual Motion Machine? Eureka, we have found it!

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2022 1:19 pm

Top Endersays:
October 4, 2022 at 12:48 pm
James Madison’s crystal flute…

Reminds me of the time I had to briefly work with James Galway – the rudest flautist ever born.

Working with what’s her name, the Nude With a Flute, might have been more fun.

Old bloke
Old bloke
October 4, 2022 1:24 pm

rickw says:
October 4, 2022 at 1:13 pm

No links please! They usually include photos of the event.

I accidentally saw the video, just disgusting on about 10 different levels.

I’m in absolute agreement. I can’t understand why there is any public interest in anything which is so hideously and monstrously ugly.

Black Ball
Black Ball
October 4, 2022 1:25 pm

Working with what’s her name, the Nude With a Flute, might have been more fun.

Like this one time at Band Camp…
(HT American Pie)

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
October 4, 2022 1:28 pm
Old bloke
Old bloke
October 4, 2022 1:36 pm
Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
October 4, 2022 1:36 pm

When you get home in the evening, your solar panels will recharge the car battery so you can run your home off it at night.When you are asleep, the electricity you’d normally use when you’re awakecan then recharge the car battery.
Simples.

Not so fast, kemo sabe.
The government is currently planning how to access home solar and batteries to prop up the grid.

Low hanging fruit, communidy batteries, too cheap to meter, no child without poverty by 2030…

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 1:40 pm

Bespoke

It’s good Gina changed sides, but she still sounds like a stark raving loon. But thanks for sharing.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
October 4, 2022 1:44 pm

Fully franked dividends and franking credits.

Sancho explains it perfectly @12:59.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 1:44 pm

It’s true, they lied and it was d0ne out of malice, but it’s a very high bar in the US.

Trump Files Defamation Lawsuit Against CNN, Seeking $475 Million
Former president alleges the network is seeking to undermine potential bid for the presidency in 2024

Former President Donald Trump filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against CNN, accusing the network of engaging in a smear campaign against him in the lead-up to the 2024 presidential race.

Mr. Trump’s suit, filed in a federal court in southern Florida, alleged CNN has sought to use its influence with viewers to spread false claims about him for the purpose of defeating him politically. He accused CNN of associating him with Adolf Hitler and portraying him as a Russian lackey and a racist. The network, he alleged, has been escalating these efforts recently in the expectation that he may run for president again in 2024.

Mr. Trump is seeking more than $475 million in damages. A spokesman for CNN declined to comment on the suit.

The former president’s suit must clear a high legal bar. To win a defamation lawsuit, public figures must prove that a news organization acted with actual malice and either knowingly published a false statement or showed a reckless disregard for the truth.

Mr. Trump’s campaign sued the New York Times in February 2020 accusing it of knowingly publishing false and defamatory statements in an opinion piece on the 2016 election and Russia. A New York state court judge dismissed the case.

In legal documents, Mr. Trump alleged that CNN has repeatedly attempted to associate him with Hitler and Nazism and argues that comparing him to one of the most heinous figures in modern history shows the network was motivated by malice.

The former president also criticized the network’s use of the term the “Big Lie” in reference to his false claims of widespread voter fraud during the 2020 election.

Lysander
Lysander
October 4, 2022 1:44 pm

https://www.watoday.com.au/national/australia-news-live-optus-reveals-150-000-passport-numbers-stolen-in-data-breach-rba-considering-more-interest-rate-hikes-20221003-p5bmue.html

I personally think the RBA will go for 25 basis points and that this will be a deliberately conservative approach given they’re “under review” by Labor Labor Labor… (nice tactic to make them be conservative!).

But, as with all predictions, I wouldn’t take it to the bank.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
October 4, 2022 1:46 pm

In Justice Seen to be Done news:

Former prime minister Scott Morrison’s chief of staff, John Kunkel, and former Coalition ministers Linda Reynolds and Michaelia Cash could be called as witnesses in the criminal trial against former political staffer Bruce Lehrmann, as the judge hearing the matter warned “party faithful” against becoming jurors in the proceedings.

You’d hope that stricture applies equally to “party unfaithful”.

bespoke
bespoke
October 4, 2022 1:48 pm

It’s good Gina changed sides, but she still sounds like a stark raving loon.

Controlled opposition. Good to have but never trusted.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 1:52 pm

Lol.. Better to have recruited a loon on our side happily fighting their loons.

-Bono.

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 1:53 pm

It seems those Syrian war brides have continued to find new husbands and make more babies in the camps.
I also recall some at least left Australia as single women intent on finding husbands and settling down in the new earthly paradise of El Sham.
The previous government’s decision not to put Australian lives at risk rescuing them remains valid.
Not a single one wouldn’t have citizenships in countries from Lebanon to Turkey to Pakistan.
I suppose there’s an ME voting block in Western Sydney and Northern Melbourne who got promises.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2022 1:54 pm

Linda Reynolds and Michaelia Cash could be called as witnesses in the criminal trial against former political staffer Bruce Lehrmann

Hopefully the cleaners will be called too, having steam cleaned the Minister’s office after a certain person allegedly chundered in it. Reminds me of a certain Dead Kennedys track.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 4, 2022 1:56 pm

$475M, it would be cheaper to gift CNN to Trump. How does it make any money, probably propped up by Decromats.

cohenite
October 4, 2022 1:57 pm

I suppose there’s an ME voting block in Western Sydney and Northern Melbourne who got promises.

Too right: federal seats with muslim voting majorities; look how many are liar party seats! What a shock; FGM anyone.

Top Ender
Top Ender
October 4, 2022 1:58 pm

Trouble on Scotland Island?

The police constable son of former Labor senator Kristina Keneally has been ordered to front court on allegations he allegedly fabricated false evidence.

The proceedings against Constable Daniel Keneally follow allegations that he fabricated evidence against a civilian, Luke Moore, who was then imprisoned for three weeks before being given an official apology by the state.

Mr Moore, who had been wrongly accused by Keneally of threatening to kill a police officer in a telephone call to Newtown Police Station last year, is now suing the State of NSW for damages.

rickw
rickw
October 4, 2022 1:59 pm

opened her eyes to the lies she had been believing all of those terrible years

Some eyes will never open….. munty.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 4, 2022 1:59 pm

How can Cash, Reynolds and Kunkel be called as witnesses, were they cheering from the cheap seats?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 4, 2022 2:03 pm

I used to love Australia, no longer, the place is full of Karens and Nancyboys. If it wasn’t for family I’d be off to Asturias in the north of Spain.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
October 4, 2022 2:04 pm

The GayBC and the Hunchback leading the latest campaign to burn the heretic, this time at Essendon.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-04/essendon-ceo-andrew-thorburn-church-homophobic-anti-abortion/101499074

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 2:08 pm
Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2022 2:08 pm

““If you’re a member of the party faithful, if you have formed a preconceived idea about this case, which you do not think you can stand back from in light of the evidence, you should come forward and tell me that,” she said.”

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. A man’s whole life hangs in the balance. The trial is completely prejudiced and should not proceed.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 2:09 pm

If it wasn’t for family I’d be off to Asturias in the north of Spain.

Where?

Ranga, ignore the lefties and just get on with your life. Fulminate on blog to relieve the suffering. 🙂

rickw
rickw
October 4, 2022 2:10 pm

So, essentially a Perpetual Motion Machine? Eureka, we have found it!

There is a bloke in the US who runs a very good tech channel. I like him because he’s not only good at tech explanations but he press gangs his kids into helping do some of the demonstrations. (Just for munty, he’s African American).

He did a basic segment on ev efficiency and inherent efficiency limitations. He had over 10,000 comments on how ev efficiency could be improved by installing alternators (!), flywheels and all kinds of shit.

It got so insane in the comments that he ended up doing a whole episode on this which was basically engineering 101 on the difference between power, torque and speed. Engineering 101.

The key takeaway from this is that there is a vast army of Mongs commenting on and directing energy policy when their knowledge is such that they would get a F in first year engineering and a recommendation to pursue a career in basket weaving. The failure of the education system is having real policy consequences.

bespoke
bespoke
October 4, 2022 2:10 pm

GreyRangasays:
October 4, 2022 at 2:03 pm
If it wasn’t for family I’d be off to Asturias in the north of Spain.

You will only be safe for a few years. Best staying and doing what you can.

Miltonf
Miltonf
October 4, 2022 2:12 pm

You need to get out more greyranga.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 4, 2022 2:12 pm

Old Bloke those Ohio class submarines are virtually invisible underwater as well. We need some.

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2022 2:13 pm

“The police constable son of former Labor senator Kristina Keneally has been ordered to front court on allegations he allegedly fabricated false evidence.”

Now that her son is facing serious charges, I do hope Ms Keneally has rediscovered that quaint old fashioned principle of “presumption of innocence”, a principle she conveniently forgot, when it came to the case against Cardinal George Pell, when she was more than happy to join in the lynching of Pell.

Roger
Roger
October 4, 2022 2:13 pm

Mmm…is she just dumb or much smarter than we give her credit for?

Plibbers has stepped outside her portfolio to criticise Truss’s now abandoned tax cuts.

Reports suggest she was “non-committal” when quized on whether Labor should continue with its own promised tax cuts.

PM ‘I fight Tories’ Elbow has not yet commented.

Miltonf
Miltonf
October 4, 2022 2:14 pm

A lot of these deadshits would get an f in year 10 science

rickw
rickw
October 4, 2022 2:14 pm

If it wasn’t for family I’d be off to Asturias in the north of Spain.

La Coruna would be my choice. Cheap housing and living. Quite a few manufacturing businesses there. There was a filter pressure vessel manufacturer there that was one of the few in the world that had decided to comply fully with one spec requirement when everyone else had ignored it “because it was hard”.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 2:15 pm

Ranga

Don’t get me wrong. Go and live in *Austria if you choose, but you have to love the place too and you’re not leaving just because you hate 50% of the fuckheads here.

* I thought Austria was a country and not some region in Spain.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 2:26 pm

You know, with the all these threats of nuclear war etc going on, the Western world was just so much better when the two Roman empires were in full swing. We had the West and Middle East and that was all we needed.

Johnny Rotten
October 4, 2022 2:27 pm

Dear Employee,

As a result of the reduction of money budgeted for department areas, we are forced to cut down on our number of personnel. Under this plan, older employees will be asked to take early retirement, thus permitting the retention of younger people who represent our future. Therefore, a program to phase out older personnel by the end of the current fiscal year, via retirement, will be placed into effect immediately.

This program will be known as SLAP (Sever Late-Aged Personnel) Employees who are SLAPPED will be given the opportunity to look for jobs outside the company.

SLAPPED employees can request a review of their employment records before actual retirement takes place. This review phase of the program is called SCREW. SCREW (Survey of Capabilities of Retired Early Workers). All employees who have been SLAPPED or SCREWED may file an appeal with the upper management.

This appeal is called SHAFT (Study by Higher Authority Following Termination). Under the terms of the new policy, an employee may be SLAPPED once, SCREWED twice, but may be SHAFTED as many times as the company deems appropriate. If an employee follows the above procedure, he/she will be entitled to get HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel’s Early Severance) or CLAP (Combined Lump Sum Assistance Payment) As HERPES and CLAP are considered benefit plans, an employee who has received HERPES or CLAP will no longer be SLAPPED or SCREWED by the company.

Management wishes to assure the younger employees who remain on board that the company will continue its policy of training through our (Special High Intensity Training) SHIT. We take pride in the amount of SHIT our employees receive. We have given our employees more SHIT than any company in this area. If any employee feels they do not receive enough SHIT on the job, see your immediate supervisor. Your supervisor is specially trained to make sure you receive all the SHIT you can stand.

Once again thanks for all your years of service to us.

The Management

Johnny Rotten
October 4, 2022 2:28 pm

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

– George Carlin

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 4, 2022 2:30 pm

Asturias is a province of Spain. Rains 1 out of 3 days. Galicia to the west, rains even more.

Roger
Roger
October 4, 2022 2:30 pm

The GayBC and the Hunchback leading the latest campaign to burn the heretic, this time at Essendon.

Oh dear…Thorburn is trying to mollify them.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 2:32 pm

Asturias is a province of Spain. Rains 1 out of 3 days. Galicia to the west, rains even more.

And you like that sort of weather?

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2022 2:33 pm

From The Oz…

“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.”

So what. This is a war on Christians and Christianity.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 2:33 pm

Now this is a keeper as we continuously here.

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” – George Benard Shaw

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 2:34 pm

I’m planning to visit A Coruña in the New Year.
I’ll let you if it’s a worthwhile retirement option.

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2022 2:35 pm

“GreyRangasays:
October 4, 2022 at 2:30 pm
Asturias is a province of Spain. Rains 1 out of 3 days. Galicia to the west, rains even more.”

It’s my favourite part of Spain along with the Basque country and Galicia.

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 2:37 pm

I have to say south western Spain or Portugal seems a better choice.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 2:39 pm

Portugal as a tax haven apparently is a huge winner.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 4, 2022 2:40 pm

JR I worked for multinational for 5 years, they were great to work for. Got taken over by a bigger multinational coz we were eating their lunch. They fitted the description perfectly. After about 18 months I walked. All the management that gave me grief got sacked not long after. None of them could get a position like they had.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 4, 2022 2:41 pm

Portugal as a tax haven apparently is a huge winner.

Tax haven, you say?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
October 4, 2022 2:42 pm

It does seem a bit weird Trump suing CNN. Lawsuits are a sordid affair, and CNN’s (inter alia) frenzied and feverish reporting has actually been an asset for Trump. It has enabled him to affix the term ‘fake news’ to them.

I wonder if the intention is not to hobble CNN (and the rest) in the lead up to the mid-terms. Obviously he is not running but if they try to smear the candidates he endorses by slandering him it could exacerbate the case against them.

Afterward it would be a fun exercise to compare how the CNN characterises him normally, and how much more muted they are when they think they might be held accountable.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 4, 2022 2:44 pm

Higgins texts outlined in court
Remy Varga
REMY VARGA

Brittany Higgins told a fellow political staffer that she didn’t think Bruce Lehrmann believed she’d consented to sex in a text sent days after the alleged assault, a court has heard.

Crown prosecutor Shane Drumgold outlined the prosecution’s case against Bruce Lehrmann on Tuesday before the ACT Supreme Court.

He said Ms Higgins texted Ben Dillaway, then a political staffer for Steven Ciobo, that she’d woken “half naked” in the office of then defence minister Linda Reynolds on March 23 in 2019.

A couple of days later Ms Higgins, then 25, texted Mr Dillaway that she had been “barely lucid” and that she didn’t think “it was consensual at all”.

“If he thought it was okay why did he just leave me there?” Ms Higgins texted on March 26.

Mr Lehrmann has plead not guilty to sexual intercourse without consent and recklessness towards whether Ms Higgins was consenting.

The court heard Ms Higgins, then a media adviser to Steven Ciobo, and Mr Lehrmann, then a political adviser to Linda Reynolds, were out drinking with other staffers on the evening of March 22 in 2019.

Ms Higgins consumed about 10 drinks at The Dock in Kingston before the group went to the 88mph bar. Mr Drumgold said Mr Lehrmann was recorded on CCTV purchasing three beers and a clear drink, which he gave to Ms Higgins.

Mr Drumgold said the relevance of Ms Higgins’ intoxication was both the “absence of her consent and the accused’s recklessness towards it”.

The pair then shared an Uber, which Ms Higgins believed was taking them to their respective homes. The vehicle then dropped them off at Parliament House at about 1.40am after Mr Lehrmann said he needed to pick up something from work.

The court heard Mr Lehrmann told police he’d forgotten his apartment keys.

Parliamentary security will give evidence that Ms Higgins was highly intoxicated, had grass stains down her dress and was unable to put her shoes on. Mr Lehrmann will be described as intoxicated, but not “staggeringly drunk”.

Ms Higgins then passed out on the couch due to a sharp pain in leg that she alleges was from Mr Lehrmann’s knee, which left a bruise she later photographed.

Ms Higgins will tell the court when she woke, her underwear was removed, her dress bunched around her waist and Mr Lehrmann was penetrating her.

Mr Drumgold said Ms Higgins said no about six times before Mr Lehrmann stopped, looked at her and left. Mr Lehrmann booked an Uber and was recorded on CCTV walking through parliament one minute before the ride-share vehicle arrived.

Security will tell the court that he appeared hurried.

Mr Drumgold said Mr Lehrmann missed six phone calls from his then girlfriend of five months and said the crown would argue that the alleged rape took place during the period in which the phone calls were made.

Mr Lehrmann, who denies sexual intercourse took place, took notes in a notebook during the hearing.

Ms Higgins was later found sleeping on the couch in Ms Reynolds’ office before she woke and ate chocolates before vomiting. She then pulled herself together and left Parliament House.

Ms Higgins and Mr Lehrmann communicated a few times in the days after the alleged assault as part of their work, including to exchange a media summary and discuss a distribution list.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 4, 2022 2:45 pm

I’ve been to A Corunna before. Great for sailing. I think my sailing days are over though.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 2:45 pm

For foreigners KD.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2022 2:48 pm

JCsays:

October 4, 2022 at 1:17 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
October 4, 2022 at 12:59 pm

Some very weird attempts at explaining franking credits overnight.
It works like this.

Can you also help out with explaining GST. Some people don’t appear to know how it works

It’s complicated.
What sort of business are we talking about here?

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 2:49 pm

Mother Lode says:
October 4, 2022 at 2:42 pm

It does seem a bit weird Trump suing CNN. Lawsuits are a sordid affair, and CNN’s (inter alia) frenzied and feverish reporting has actually been an asset for Trump. It has enabled him to affix the term ‘fake news’ to them.

It’s pretty obvious that Trump’s accusation is right on that CNN has been malicious and dishonest, but it’s has to be proven that it was intentionally (malicious and dishonest). That’s a hell of a bar to jump unless he has proof.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 2:51 pm

Dunno, Sanchez. Let me think of a really, really hard one. Let’s take say gambling.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2022 2:55 pm

The 25bps rise today is effectively another change in policy from the RBA.
That’s three changes in policy stance since the start of September.
Great central bank you’ve got there.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2022 3:03 pm

This time last month the RBA effectively said expect 50bps hike for the foreseeable future.
Later that week, Lowe said expect 50bps for the meeting or two but the rate of hikes will slow.
Today, 25bps hike.
They are all over the shop.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 3:03 pm
Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
October 4, 2022 3:11 pm

How to fix Australia’s homeless wimmin with kids and dogs crisis?
…send Louise Milligan into Parliament house with her filofax and RBF.
My wild guess is, she’ll posit the nationalization of church property, and ignore covid quarantine camps.
Thanks, ABC. Nailed it again.

johanna
johanna
October 4, 2022 3:12 pm

Read the business section of the Paywallian at the coffee shop today.

It said that container shipping movements were plummeting, thanks to the China lockdowns, fears of inflation, and high inventory levels.

If the story is accurate, the average cost of shipping a container has fallen from a high of $14,500 in 2021 to $3,900 now.

I had no idea that shipping costs were so volatile. Does anyone know more about this?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
October 4, 2022 3:20 pm

a clear drink
What, a clear drink with ice and a swizzle stick?
A 25mL clear drink?
A drink, completely clear but for a pimento olive on a toothpick?
Fark they just can’t help themselves. I’d reckon the “clear drink” mystery could be cleared up pretty quick by looking at the accused eftpos records, subtracting the price of the “three beers”, and inserting a guess into the remainder.
And yes I hate that we’re calling beer plural “beers”.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 4, 2022 3:20 pm

Making me nostalgic The finest instrumental ever.

johanna
johanna
October 4, 2022 3:23 pm

Wally Dalí says:
October 4, 2022 at 3:11 pm

How to fix Australia’s homeless wimmin with kids and dogs crisis?
…send Louise Milligan into Parliament house with her filofax and RBF.
My wild guess is, she’ll posit the nationalization of church property, and ignore covid quarantine camps.
Thanks, ABC. Nailed it again.

I notice that TheirABC’s sob stories about housing are nearly always about single mothers. There is never a mention of the father(s) of these children, or the circumstances that caused these one parent families. The narrative is simple – other people should pay more tax so that these ‘victims’ can live decently.

Without getting into the Family Law debate or any of that, I do question why the ace reporters never provide any context, or explanation of why the fathers of the poor little urchins are not in the picture and providing towards their support. Or, are they? We don’t know, because touching on those questions is verboten in The Collective.

There is a genuine housing shortage, but in the best tradition of the Left, no catastrophe is being allowed to go to waste when there are opportunities to push the agenda.

Johnny Rotten
October 4, 2022 3:24 pm

US President Congratulates Coast Guard Hero Before Firing Him

From Armstrong Economics –

“Technician Second Class Zach Loesch, worked on the frontline during Hurricane Ian, risking his life to save others. Biden was told to call numerous rescue swimmers from the US Coast Guard to thank them for their service. “I told him how proud of him I was and thanked him for all the work he and his Coasties are doing to save lives,” Biden said of his call with Loesch in remarks the White House published Friday.

“The President thanked them for saving lives and asked for a report on the work that continues to rescue Floridians. He also asked if they needed any additional support that he can provide to accelerate successful rescues; they indicated they have gotten what they need to execute their vital mission.” Biden failed to even work with DeSantis for hurricane relief efforts. He doesn’t care about Floridians because he knows we are not voting for him.

There is one major thing Biden could do for Zach Loesch and countless others – end the vaccine mandate. Loesch had his religious exemption request denied and will be discharged from the service in 30 to 60 days. I cannot imagine a more disrespectful phone call than hearing the president congratulate you for your heroic work before firing you. Unbelievable.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/disease/us-president-congratulates-coast-guard-hero-before-firing-him/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
October 4, 2022 3:26 pm

Rick W- what’s the name of said engineering channel bloke?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2022 3:27 pm

JCsays:

October 4, 2022 at 2:51 pm

Dunno, Sanchez. Let me think of a really, really hard one. Let’s take say gambling.

Wut?!?
You cannot be serious!
Gambling is the most highly regulated activity anywhere.
If you don’t know your gambling revenue down to the last farthing, GST is the least of your worries.
Your licence will be gonski, toot sweet (h/t Rabz) if you can’t tell me that at the press of a button.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 3:28 pm

I had no idea that shipping costs were so volatile. Does anyone know more about this?

Yes, a pal in mining once saved my skin. I was long shipping companies and it was in November when we met up for dinner. I casually mentioned to him that very long shipping and had made some decent paper profits. I cautioned me to be very careful as rates were perhaps the most volatile prices in the world. I actually listened to him and got out ASAP. Subsequently, from the beginning of January to the end on the month, shipping rates had collapsed and when I say collapsed they fell off the cliff and kept going. I had never see a collapse like that. This was about a decade and have never traded since.

During the Covid years there was huge demand for steel out of China and little demand for shipping. Ship owners began to sell their old freighters for scrap to take advantage of the scrap metal prices vs a large part of the freighter fleet being inactive. When we came out of the Covid thing the world was suddenly short of freighters.

Large miners first lock in shipping rates because prices are so volatile.

People should read the Shipping Man. It’s based on reality and very funny. The shipping/freighter business doesn’t make sense. It’s not rational.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 4, 2022 3:30 pm

Met John Williams on one of his many trips to Perth at Kevin Peek’s place in Rolystone. Mate knew Kevin, so I went along with him. Only ever met one Kevin I liked and it wasn’t him. Coming from Adelaide I’m not surprised.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 3:30 pm

He cautioned.., Not I

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
October 4, 2022 3:32 pm

There might be a dangerous stitch-up of development approvals- and plenty of ill-constructed marriages, deadbeat dads and paypass mums- but the housing crisis is distinctly tied up to the immigration Ponzi.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2022 3:35 pm

feelthebernsays:

October 4, 2022 at 3:03 pm

This time last month the RBA effectively said expect 50bps hike for the foreseeable future.
Later that week, Lowe said expect 50bps for the meeting or two but the rate of hikes will slow.
Today, 25bps hike.
They are all over the shop

They sure are.
And the mistakes go way back.
They should never have cut rates to effectively zero in the first place.
If things are stagnating, anyone who thinks cutting rates from 1% to 0% is going to make a difference simply doesn’t understand business*.
………
* Cue the Backpackers Assistant Night-Manager in 3 … 2 … 1 with a half-arsed rebuttal.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 3:40 pm

One of the funniest books I’ve ever read. The Norwegian owner essentially runs his business with almost no use of his own capital and the ships are free through financial ducking and weaving.

The Shipping Man
Matthew McCleery

When restless New York City hedge fund manager Robert Fairchild watches the Baltic Dry Cargo Index plunge 97%, registering an all-time high and a 25-year low within the span of just six months, he decides to buy a ship.

Immediately fantasizing about naming a vessel after his wife, carrying a string of worry beads and being able to introduce himself as a “shipowner” at his upcoming college reunion, Fairchild immediately embarks on an odyssey into the most exclusive, glamorous and high stakes business in the world.

From pirates off the coast of Somalia and on Wall Street to Greek and Norwegian shipping magnates, the education of Robert Fairchild is an expensive one. In the end, he loses his hedge fund, but he gains a life – as a Shipping Man. Part fast paced financial thriller, part ship finance text book, The Shipping Man is 310 pages of required reading for anyone with an interest in capital formation for shipping.

Without knowing,it would be one of the most irrational, funniest businesses going. It’s bizarre.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 3:46 pm

There about 50,ooo merchant ships servicing the world.
About 8,000 of the total are oil tankers.

It doesn’t sound like huge huge.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 4, 2022 3:50 pm

Me mate in NZ owns his own container, the sort of work he does makes it worthwhile with shipping materials and semi finished goods both ways as some processing and machining things are cheaper done in each country including transport. The container has hardly any wear on it and sits in his yard when not being used. Still worth a lot more than he paid for it. Don’t ever think when moving countries that the container you saw at your place is the same one at your destination. When he moved to NZ some furniture went missing. Turns out it went through 5 different containers. They never found the furniture.

Winston Smith
October 4, 2022 3:53 pm

Zipster:

The really chilling point was the media push about people remarking “How clean the air was” when people had to work from home.

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty: New ‘Biomedical Security State’ Will Be Deployed to Tackle Other ‘Crises’ | CLIP
American Thought Leaders – The Epoch Times

Watch this come into play in NSW/Victoria when the next bushfire season happens.
First will be the media campaign about rises in respiratory issues.
Then comes the rise in stories about childhood asthma.
State of Emergency will be declared.
Schools are closed because ineffective aircon/global warming.
Then will be the advice to work from home for the affected.
Then will be the lockdown to ‘flatten the curve.’

Remember that the legislation to enact this State of Emergency has never been repealed, and now you know why.

Winston Smith
October 4, 2022 3:54 pm

Lysander:

And are any Cats hoarding petrol?

Yes.
And diesel for the genset, and food, and ammo.
Why do you ask?

Indolent
Indolent
October 4, 2022 3:55 pm
Johnny Rotten
October 4, 2022 4:17 pm

A mother, accompanied by her small daughter, was in New York City.

The mother was trying to hail a cab, when her daughter noticed several wildly dressed women who were loitering on a nearby street corner.

The mother finally hailed her cab and they both climbed in, at which point the young daughter asks her mother “Mummy, what are all those ladies waiting for by that corner?” The mother replies “Those ladies are waiting for their husbands to come by and pick them up on the way home from work”.

The cabby, upon hearing this exchange, turns to the mother and says “Ah, c’mon lady! Tell your daughter the truth! For crying out loud! They’re hookers!”

A brief period of silence follows, and the daughter then asks “Mummy, do the hooker ladies have any children?” The mother replies “Of course, Dear. Where do you think cabbies come from?”

Johnny Rotten
October 4, 2022 4:18 pm

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

– George Carlin

Speedbox
October 4, 2022 4:18 pm

Woohoo. ASX up 237.4 points (3.57%). Personal up 4.12%. Could do with a few more days like that. Got beaten up a fair bit in September. Sadly, I know that the wild ride isn’t over yet.

Bruce
Bruce
October 4, 2022 4:21 pm

@ Top Ender:

“Reminds me of the time I had to briefly work with James Galway – the rudest flautist ever born.”

As opposed to Don Burrows; one of Natures most talented gentlemen. He played a serious clarinet and saxophone, too. Sadly, we lost him in 2020.

Jane Rutter was a pretty cool flautist to work with, too, back in “the day”.

Utter professionals who will let you know what they need, technically, and what they expect in a performance, then go away and leave the crew to do their part of the “magic”.

Old bloke
Old bloke
October 4, 2022 4:23 pm

GreyRangasays:
October 4, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Asturias is a province of Spain. Rains 1 out of 3 days. Galicia to the west, rains even more.

Galicia must be a flat region then as we know that the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.

johanna
johanna
October 4, 2022 4:23 pm

GreyRanga says:
October 4, 2022 at 3:20 pm

Making me nostalgic The finest instrumental ever.

Big call.

That said, it is a masterpiece (John Williams playing the Asturzia (sp?) thing. Just astonishingly beautiful.

What struck me was how he played the individual notes cleanly while the strings were still vibrating after a strum. Don’t know much about guitar playing, but that is not easy, to put it mildly.

Nice one!

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
October 4, 2022 4:24 pm

And are any Cats hoarding petrol?

Yes, also in the process of getting my head around refining my own biodiesel.

Food, Water, Fuel, Medical Supplies and Ammo will be the big th kings everyone needs 😉

bespoke
bespoke
October 4, 2022 4:24 pm

Turns out it went through 5 different containers.

Fore stupid administration reasons,ranga?

Dot
Dot
October 4, 2022 4:32 pm

Kanye West:

White Lives Matter

https://youtu.be/_d0r-K_JNb0

Roger
Roger
October 4, 2022 4:32 pm

What struck me was how he played the individual notes cleanly while the strings were still vibrating after a strum. Don’t know much about guitar playing, but that is not easy, to put it mildly.

Good technique acquired through much practice and the requisite finger strength.

johanna
johanna
October 4, 2022 4:37 pm

Thanks, JC re shipping, it certainly seems to be like oil wildcatting in Texas in the old days.

It is hard to understand how a business which involves very expensive equipment (the ships) and attendant costs of doing business is so crazy.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 4:37 pm

Rasputin better be a good duck and weaver as he’s going to end up with a bullet to the head.

Russia appears to be doing splendidly.

Ukraine Pushes South Into Strategic Kherson Region
The new gains come as Kyiv presses its offensive in the east after taking Lyman back from Russian forces

KHARKIV, Ukraine—Ukrainian forces broke through Russian lines and made new advances in the southern Kherson region, while expanding their rapid offensive in the eastern part of the country, retaking areas that Moscow now claims to be part of Russia.

Pushing some 20 miles south in Kherson, the new Ukrainian advance secured a corner of the only Russian foothold on the western bank of the Dnipro River, which bisects the country. Ukraine has in recent months destroyed all the bridges to that enclave, which includes the regional capital, Kherson, making it increasingly difficult for the large Russian military contingent there to be resupplied with fuel, ammunition and food.

Roger
Roger
October 4, 2022 4:39 pm

30 000 Telstra workers past & present have had personal information revealed, reportedly on the same platform where Optus data was spilled.

shatterzzz
October 4, 2022 4:42 pm

I notice that TheirABC’s sob stories about housing are nearly always about single mothers. There is never a mention of the father(s) of these children, or the circumstances that caused these one parent families. The narrative is simple – other people should pay more tax so that these ‘victims’ can live decently.

The reality is that nowadays gummint (state & fed) operate on “feelinz” .. issues involving individual or groups of folk aren’t decided by priority but by ethnicity .. those with the loudest “bleeding heart” operations go 1st .. lotza, whingeing, access to media especially TV ensures your place in the queue not your “need”..
Take most , if not all, of the daily “homeless” sob stories the media present .. “white” folk! .. WHY? .. because gummint knows that if it doesn’t immediately solve it for an ethnic then the relevant BH mob is howling “wacism boo hoo” across the media post haste .. and ALL gummint agencies are warned, from above, solve the ethnic problem 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 6th .. NO PUBLICITY .. or else! …..

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 4, 2022 4:45 pm

Court played video of Higgins’ first police interview
Remy Varga
REMY VARGA

Brittany Higgins told police she had a “strange adversarial relationship” with Bruce Lehrmann prior to the night he allegedly raped her inside a ministerial office.

The court is being played the video of the first interview Ms Higgins gave police at 1.31pm on February 24 in 2021.

In the video, Ms Higgins said Mr Lehrmann was territorial and tried to “carve out space” in the office where they worked.

She said at drinks at The Dock Mr Lehrmann was being quite responsive to her and the evening had been going well.

When they later went to the 88mph club, Ms Higgins – at that point quite inebriated – fell over and Mr Lehrmann helped her up.

Ms Higgins said she thought their relationship was improving so she was “quite accepting of his help”.

Ms Higgins said in her interview that she first disclosed the rape to Fiona Brown, then chief-of-staff to then defence minister Linda Reynolds.

Her interview with Ms Brown took place shortly after Mr Lehrmann left the office.

“She was the first person I told after that I had a bit of a breakdown and I had to re-sign the ministerial code of conduct,” she said.

In Ms Higgins first interview with police, she wears a white shirt and appears composed, gesticulating with her hands as she recounts the alleged series of events.

Zipster
October 4, 2022 4:46 pm

Ms Higgins will tell the court when she woke, her underwear was removed, her dress bunched around her waist and Mr Lehrmann was penetrating her.

apparently getting her clothes ripped off didn’t wake her up. what a load of bullshit. wet enough to be penetrated but still asleep. yeah right.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2022 4:49 pm

Bruce

Jane Rutter was a pretty cool flautist to work with, too, back in “the day”.

That’s her. Jane Rutter, the Nude with a Flute.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 4:53 pm

Zip

Just a little too stark, dude.

Johnny Rotten
October 4, 2022 4:59 pm

Canadians Not Willing to Hand Over Guns

From Armstrong Economics –

“The Trudeau Administration wants to eliminate all freedoms. Provinces are fighting back at Trudeau’s gun confiscation, deemed a “mandatory gun buyback” for assault rifles. As usual, the government put this plan in place without a plan for enforcement.

Two years ago, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, in the video above, explained that firearm ownership is already under strict regulations. Only law-abiding citizens must adhere to these regulations. He accused Ottawa of using the people as scapegoats for their gun confiscation plan instead of cracking down on gangs and criminals who actually commit gun crimes. Now, Trudeau is going after the people and pointing at events that occurred outside Canada as a reason to ban citizens from legally owning assault rifles.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Alberta Justice Minister and Solicitor General Tyler Shandro reminded the Liberal Party that Alberta taxpayers pay C$750 million annually to fund the RCMP. “We expect that those dollars not be wasted to pay for a confiscation program that will not increase public safety,” Shandro said after calling the program disturbing. “We will not tolerate taking officers off the street in order to confiscate the property of law-abiding firearms owners.”

Manitoba Attorney General Kelvin Goertzen quoted from a letter that he wrote to Canadian Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino, said the law “unnecessarily targets lawful gun owners,” as criminals are still going to be in possession of firearms – obviously. “In Manitoba’s view, any buy-back program cannot further erode precious provincial police resources, already suffering from large vacancy rates, from focusing on investigation of violent crime.”

Saskatchewan’s Minister of Corrections, Policing, and Public Safety Christine Tell also called the mandate a waste of resources that is not supported. “The Government of Saskatchewan does not support and will not [authorize] the use of provincially funded resources for any process that is connected to the federal government’s proposed ‘buyback’ of these firearms,” she declared.

Banning any form of firearms is a method to control the people. The government and criminals will be the only ones with power, with the average law-abiding citizen helpless. Gun confiscation has occurred countless times in RECENT history and has not ended well.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/canada/canadians-not-willing-to-hand-over-guns/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 4, 2022 5:05 pm

apparently getting her clothes ripped off didn’t wake her up

Millions of young blokes who’ve woken up jockless, and with cocks texta’d on their faces may disagree with you.

Not commenting on the veracity (or not) of this story (cough), but yeah – that can happen.

johanna
johanna
October 4, 2022 5:05 pm

As someone who lived and worked closely with Ministerial staff in Canbra for many years, I can assure readers that paralytically drunk sexual encounters in Ministers’ offices in the middle of the night are nothing new.

It was a bit of a badge of honour to be able to boast about having sex on the Minister’s desk – and we have documented examples, going back to John Brown’s desk.

It’s a nothingburger.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 5:07 pm

Did they like find his DNA where it would obviously be in a rape? Does anyone know?

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2022 5:20 pm

If you wanted to get the best outcome on a fixed rate loan, you had to act in 2021 & disregard everything the RBA was saying.
If you wanted to get the best outcome on a term deposit, you had to act over the past month & disregard everything the RBA was saying.

Zero consequences for the RBA.
The punter on the street, it’s unforgiving.

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 5:22 pm

No physical examination, no DNA.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 5:22 pm

Dover

In the past month say… let’s call it an approximate month.. have to you read anything suggesting the great and glorious Soviet .. I mean Russian.. revolutionary military has met with any successes? It’s becoming a little problematic for the great and glorious revolutionary army , no.. Rasputin deserves a bullet in the temple region or perhaps a little seasoning of Polonium-210 with the evening meal.

On a serious note, I wonder who the poor fucker is tasting Rassie’s food each day testing for poison.

I would list that right now as the most dangerous job in the world.

rickw
rickw
October 4, 2022 5:22 pm

said the law “unnecessarily targets lawful gun owners,” as criminals are still going to be in possession of firearms – obviously

Someone please let the Australian Government know! They’re still not getting it, despite living out this experience.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 5:23 pm

Imagine leaving for work each day as Rassie’s food taster.

Honey, have a good day at work and see you around 7.

rickw
rickw
October 4, 2022 5:24 pm

No physical examination, no DNA.

Australia: that means he’s fucked.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 5:25 pm

rickw says:
October 4, 2022 at 5:24 pm

No physical examination, no DNA.

Australia: that means he’s fucked.

OMG, is that for real real?

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 5:26 pm

Rickw, if that’s true.

Ranga, we’re book the tickets, we’re moving to Austria.

m0nty
October 4, 2022 5:26 pm

Jenny Agutter > Jane Rutter

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 4, 2022 5:27 pm

Fun fact.
The new Apple Watch will tell the ladies when they’re ovulating.
What a time to be alive.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 4, 2022 5:30 pm

Russia is mobilising 300,000 civilians and forcibly vaccinating them.
Penalty for avoiding the vaccination?
10 years in the Gulag.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 5:30 pm

The new Apple Watch will tell the ladies when they’re ovulating.

That should be a great help for some of the guys here too.

bespoke
bespoke
October 4, 2022 5:31 pm

The new Apple Watch will tell the ladies when they’re ovulating.

Is it accurate, JC.

johanna
johanna
October 4, 2022 5:31 pm

It would be more useful if it told the gents.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 4, 2022 5:35 pm

Did they like find his DNA where it would obviously be in a rape? Does anyone know?

There’s a few places it could be, unless he was rocking a franger.
Recall the words of JFK:
I’m not finished with a woman until i’ve had her 3 ways.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
October 4, 2022 5:37 pm

Jane Rutter is lovely. She really pioneered the Parlour gig format back 2000s. Bloke who ran backline stuff pitched for the town hall gig in Dunsborough, all his stuff was gig-hardened by us grudge punk kids and looked like it, but it was on spec and she was 100% down with it.

bespoke
bespoke
October 4, 2022 5:38 pm

The case has been poisoned from the start.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 4, 2022 5:38 pm

informal statement to police 27 March, not pursued at the time.

Yeah, because certain Liberal Party identities put the heavies on Brittany.
Those chickens came home to roost for the Liberal Party on May 21.

calli
calli
October 4, 2022 5:40 pm

Oh, here you all are! Whinging to myself on the dead thread.

Bastardo Mendoza
Bastardo Mendoza
October 4, 2022 5:43 pm

Plasmamortar say:

Food, Water, Fuel, Medical Supplies and Ammo will be the big th kings everyone needs

Do not forget ze zteroidz.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 5:45 pm

Yeah, because certain Liberal Party identities put the heavies on Brittany.

Oh yea, do tell, Mr. Ed.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
October 4, 2022 5:45 pm

All the Putin lovers here must be wringing their hands!

Ukrainian forces have broken through Russia’s defences in the south of the country while expanding their rapid offensive in the east, reclaiming more territory in areas annexed by Moscow and threatening their enemies’ supply lines.
Key points:

The push marks the biggest breakthrough in the south since the war began
Ukraine has gained ground in two of the four regions annexed by Russia
The retaking of Lyman means Ukrainian forces will have improved access to Donbas

Making their biggest breakthrough in the south since the war began, Ukrainian forces recaptured several villages in an advance along the strategic Dnipro River on Monday, Ukrainian officials and a Russian-installed leader in the area said.

The southern breakthrough mirrors recent Ukrainian advances in the east despite Moscow trying to raise the stakes by annexing land, ordering mobilisation, and threatening nuclear retaliation.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
October 4, 2022 5:46 pm

Surely it is the spooks in the Liberal Party?

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2022 5:48 pm

Ed Casesays:
October 4, 2022 at 5:38 pm
informal statement to police 27 March, not pursued at the time.

Yeah, because certain Liberal Party identities put the heavies on Brittany.
Those chickens came home to roost for the Liberal Party on May 21.

Unless she had not had a shower since 22 March, or (like Monica L) she kept, unwashed, the clothing she was wearing at the time, there is no DNA. That is her problem, not the Liberal Party’s.

Her choice to delay, her choice not to pursue the matter at the time. Her choice to put her ambition first, until it became clear that the ambition was leading nowhere.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2022 5:50 pm

Mother Lodesays:
October 4, 2022 at 5:46 pm
Surely it is the spooks in the Liberal Party?

Don’t forget the Flamers, Richard Cranium’s other favourites.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 4, 2022 5:56 pm

Recall the words of JFK:
I’m not finished with a woman until i’ve had her 3 ways.

Much good it did Kennedy in the end – he’d injured his back cavorting in the swimming pool at the White House, and he was wearing a fairly substantial back brace, which severely restricted his ability to duck, or take any evasive action, as Lee Harvey Oswald used him for target practice.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 4, 2022 5:56 pm

No, she was heavied by senior Liberals not to rock the boat in the runup to the 2019 Election.
She put the Party [and Australia] first, a noble thing to do, but she was entitled to go to the Police again once the Election was over.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
October 4, 2022 5:58 pm

All the Putin lovers here

I hope you are not confusing people who have think that the Russians are more likely to win with people who want the Russians (i.e. Putin) to win.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2022 5:59 pm

Maybe the Victorian Libs need to do something different, like not trying simultaneously to be Labor and Green.

Victorian Liberals are ‘absolutely clueless’ (Sky News, 4 Oct)

Several senior Victorian Liberals ousted (Sky News, 4 Oct)

Victorian Liberals beset by more departures ahead of election (Sky News mainpage headline, 4 Oct)

So dire that they’re now jumping ship even before being voted out. It’s the definition of insanity to do the same thing over and over expecting a different result, Lib peoples. How about getting your Thatcher steel-capped work boots on instead? Couldn’t be worse than now, and maybe some of the base might then actually vote for you.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2022 5:59 pm

Ed Casesays:
October 4, 2022 at 5:56 pm
No, she was heavied by senior Liberals not to rock the boat in the runup to the 2019 Election.
She put the Party [and Australia] first, a noble thing to do, but she was entitled to go to the Police again once the Election was over.

Then she must accept the consequences of her decision to put her ambition first. That decision gravely weakened any case she might actually have.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
October 4, 2022 5:59 pm

Cali thanks for the link & yeah I have been intermittently lurking when time permits. I remember Huttons Uncomformity from first year subjects. Hope Europe is nice.

In transit again atm and very busy but within Oz. Every plane I have been on sold out, including a squeezey ride MEL-TSV in a Q’link B717.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2022 5:59 pm

JC.
The price of shipping containers is closely correlated with the number of modernist architecture shows on TeeVee where they use them to build brutalist holiday houses.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 4, 2022 6:02 pm

Then she must accept the consequences of her decision to put her ambition first. That decision gravely weakened any case she might actually have.

Brittany Higgins has no Rights, SpongeBob, is that what you’re trying to say?

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 6:05 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
October 4, 2022 at 5:59 pm

JC.
The price of shipping containers is closely correlated with the number of modernist architecture shows on TeeVee where they use them to build brutalist holiday houses.

If only everyone could live in a shipping container.

calli
calli
October 4, 2022 6:06 pm

Rockdoctor, the geology of GB is fascinating and endlessly diverse. Having grown up in the Sydney basin with its mostly neat stratification, it’s an eyeopener.

Next year it’s the Devonshire coast for me. Rocks with extras.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 4, 2022 6:06 pm

Bouncer is jailed for knocking out a US marine with a massive slap after the soldier refused to leave a bar and said: ‘I could kill you, I’m a trained killer’

Darwin bouncer Hayden Summers sentenced this week for hit on US Marine
The soldier, Glen Thomason, was thrown out of Monsoon bar in the NT capital
He refused to leave telling bouncers he was a ‘trained killer’ and swatting the air
Summers retaliated with huge slap which a jury decided was ‘unreasonable’

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 4, 2022 6:07 pm

. How about getting your Thatcher steel-capped work boots on instead?

That’s been tried and failed, it was called the Kennett Government.
Victorians said stick it up yer arse.

calli
calli
October 4, 2022 6:08 pm

I’m on my way to view Nessie. And possibly a Kelpie a bit later.

JC
JC
October 4, 2022 6:09 pm

Ed, language please.

m0nty
October 4, 2022 6:10 pm

RUS had a slow but good few months while UKR took the hits over summer. In that time, when RUS was on the offensive, UKR went defensive and built up their reserve which they’ve used pretty well over the last two months of autumn offensive. RUS has pretty much be on the defensive all autumn outside of Donbas. All they need to do now is keep their nerve until the rains arrive which will make any offensive action difficult, then they can integrate and deploy their reserve. Then you would have to say that RUS forces in south (no DPR or LPR militia here) were successful in holding Kherson given that UKR has thrown a lot at them their for over a month for little return.

Kherson will most likely fall during this offensive. Ukraine seems to be closing the pincer movement, they took another outlying town today.

There is talk of attacking the corridor to Crimea while they still have the advantage, but that might come too late.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2022 6:12 pm

Ed Casesays:
October 4, 2022 at 6:02 pm
Then she must accept the consequences of her decision to put her ambition first. That decision gravely weakened any case she might actually have.

Brittany Higgins has no Rights, SpongeBob, is that what you’re trying to say?

Don’t verbal me, Dick Head. She had the absolute right to make a complaint to the police immediately after the incident. She chose not to. Her reasons for that choice seem likely to include personal ambition.

calli
calli
October 4, 2022 6:12 pm

And, of course, the Great Glen.

Caused by Climate Change. Is there anything it can’t do?

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 4, 2022 6:14 pm

On the situation at the front, all the same bitter questions and bewilderment
Will someone be held responsible for the retreat from Liman?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 4, 2022 6:14 pm

Haha, you need something like twice as much gas to run an electric heater compared with a gas heater. That’s because gas is used to produce the peaking electricity at an efficiency of no more than 60%. Deduct 10% for transmission losses and Germany is going to be in an even bigger hole…

Germans Panic-Buy Electric Heaters As Authorities Warn Of Winter Gas Shortage (4 Oct)

German authorities have issued another dire warning about a possible shortage of natural gas over the winter, with fears that German households might be left in the cold, driving sales of electric heaters to soar in a spree of panic shopping.

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck told Deutschlandfunk radio on Sept. 30 that the country is in an “extremely tense situation” when it comes to energy supply.

On the other hand tumbrils and guillotines are entirely manually powered. Perhaps German pollies should read up on history a little before they get to try them out.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 4, 2022 6:16 pm

She chose not to. Her reasons for that choice seem likely to include personal ambition.

Even given the pressure for the “good of the Party?”

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 4, 2022 6:20 pm

.

She had the absolute right to make a complaint to the police immediately after the incident.

Gee, that’s big of you.

She chose not to.

Justice carries a stopwatch?

Her reasons for that choice seem likely to include personal ambition.

You’ve got no way of knowing that, but even if it were so, so what?
Sounds like you’ve got an axe to grind here?

harrys on the boat
October 4, 2022 6:23 pm

The market having its dead cat bounce.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 4, 2022 6:25 pm

Defence lawyer Steven Whybrow said the Mark Twain quote “never let the truth get in the way of a good story” rang true in this case.

He told the jury there were “massive holes” in the version of events Ms Higgins gave to the police.

Mr Whybrow said while violence against women was an “under-reported and under-prosecuted scourge on our society”, the story Ms Higgins had told was not true.

“This verdict in no way affects the conversations and the focus that is being turned to these issues,” he said.

“If we assume because someone has made an allegation that it must be right, we no longer have a presumption of innocence in this country.”

Johnny Rotten
October 4, 2022 6:26 pm

Germany Hits Record Population Growth

From Armstrong Economics –

“There are now 84 million people living in Germany, according to the German Federal Statistical Office. This has nothing to do with the birth rate, which is on the decline. Instead, the number of Ukrainians seeking refuge in Germany caused the population to grow by 750,000 this year.

The population in Germany grew by 0.1% or 82,000 in 2021. In 2022, the population has already increased by 1% or 843,000 people. Germany has not experienced such a large influx of refugees since 2015 when Angela Merkle welcomed all Syrians into Germany. Nearly one million people entered Germany in 2015, mostly fleeing war in the Middle East. It proved to be a disaster as Germany did not have the means to care for all the new arrivals, and the cultures did not integrate well.

Germany is not likely to see as strong of an influx since other European nations are opening their borders to Ukrainians. Poland has already permitted 6.56 million Ukrainians to enter their borders. Yet, Poland has reported that tens of thousands of Ukrainians who fled are now returning. Those returning are likely men who want to fight. Germany reported that most of their new refugees are women (501,000) as well.

The culture integration is easier compared to the 2015 refugee crisis, but do these European nations have the infrastructure and financial means to support so many additional people? Those who fled Syria had nothing to return to as their nation did not receive endless funds from the West. On the other hand, Ukrainians who fled likely plan to return once the war is over. The question becomes when can I return as everything indicates that this war is only getting started.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/germany/germany-hits-record-population-growth/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

That’s a lot of people to keep warm this Winter in Germany without the proper Energy Security.

rosie
rosie
October 4, 2022 6:27 pm

Don’t fall for it John. No idea case has no idea why she chose not to pursue the matter.
The discussion was around the lack of physical evidence which no-one heavied no-one about.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2022 6:27 pm

Bruce of N

On the other hand tumbrils and guillotines are entirely manually powered. Perhaps German pollies should read up on history a little before they get to try them out.

Germany was still using the guillotine during WW II. Among others, the White rose group from Munich were executed by guillotine, as were some of the 20 July conspirators.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 4, 2022 6:27 pm

If only everyone could live in a shipping container.

The silliest fucking trend in house construction ever, without exception.
Length? 20′ or 40′. Maybe works.
Highness? 8’6″. Just makes it, but on the low side.
Width? 8′. Fucking useless for anything but a small bathroom.
Which means you are then stuck with lots of cutting and welding to make it work. They have zero insulation which means more battens etc.
And you still need foundations and a proper roof.
Good as a lockable shed, but that’s it.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2022 6:28 pm

Richard Cranium

Sounds like you’ve got an axe to grind here?

I can’t get near the grindstone, because you have been using it all day.

Zipster
October 4, 2022 6:29 pm

WOW! Biden Secretary of State Blinken Says Nord Stream Explosions “A Tremendous Opportunity” for Europe to “Remove Dependence on Russian Energy”

If it wasn’t clear who dunnit, it is now.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 4, 2022 6:30 pm

rosiesays:
October 4, 2022 at 6:27 pm
Don’t fall for it John. No idea case has no idea why she chose not to pursue the matter.
The discussion was around the lack of physical evidence which no-one heavied no-one about.

Indeed, but Richard Cranium is choosing to ignore that, so he can grind a political axe.

Top Ender
Top Ender
October 4, 2022 6:32 pm

Bouncer is jailed for knocking out a US marine with a massive slap

What the Marine should have said was “I’m a steely-eyed killer”.

calli
calli
October 4, 2022 6:33 pm

No Nessie. She’s out on strike in sympathy with British Rail.

Fooled the Beloved though…his back was turned to the Loch so I looked shocked and pointed. Tee hee.

Made him look.

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2022 6:35 pm

Thorburn quits. From the Oz….

Essendon’s new chief executive Andrew Thorburn has resigned one day after he was appointed in an embarrassing and extraordinary bombshell for the embattled club.

Wimp….this is how they win. And so it will continue, these progressive silencers, these progressive cancellers, these progressive totalitarians only win because we let them by appeasing and capitulating.

Australia 2022…what a disgrace.

bespoke
bespoke
October 4, 2022 6:36 pm

Almost convinced the Mil to live a shipping container. But my wife saw though plan.

Cassie of Sydney
October 4, 2022 6:37 pm

Am about to start fasting…Yom Kippur begins in about three minutes.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 4, 2022 6:38 pm

The discussion was around the lack of physical evidence which no-one heavied no-one about.

How do you know there is no physical evidence?
You don’t, you just made it up.
Looks like a few here have an axe to grind.
I wonder why?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 4, 2022 6:40 pm

Am about to start fasting…Yom Kippur begins in about three minutes.

Forty nine years since the October War…

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 4, 2022 6:40 pm

Essendon’s new chief executive Andrew Thorburn has resigned one day after he was appointed in an embarrassing and extraordinary bombshell for the embattled club.

Good on him.
He put his principles and his Church first.

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