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Near the Water, Gustave Moreau, 1896

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Oh come on
Oh come on
October 7, 2022 5:21 pm

these Ukrainians were horrified, and replied, “oh no, then he’ll be replaced by someone much worse!”

They’re right. Do you think the Russians want to go back to a Yeltsin-like figure that the West would love to install? Most Russians don’t view that era so fondly.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 7, 2022 5:22 pm

And it was rorted mercilessly.

nohm nohm nohm

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 5:22 pm

The 10th grade teacher asks Jessica “What part of the human body increases to 10 times its normal size when excited?” Jessica responds: “That’s disgusting! I don’t have to answer that question!” So the teacher asks little Johnny, who responds: “That’s easy… the pupil of the eye”. “That’s correct, Johnny. Very good!” And turning to Jessica, she says “I’ve three things to say to you, young lady… first, you didn’t do your homework; second, you have a dirty mind; and third, you’re in for a big disappointment.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 7, 2022 5:24 pm

The more recent R&D credit was great.
But that’s effectively gone now.

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 5:25 pm

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

– Winston Churchill

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 7, 2022 5:25 pm

It looks likely someone else invented the white dress in a plastic bag under the bed story.
If that same person made up a few other tales, they would possibly be in a strong position to cash in if Lehrmann is acquitted and he was looking to tell his own story?

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 5:25 pm

All I saw was a virus following its natural progression, and the associated variations in consequence.

People (on both sides) will see what they want to see, but my analysis didn’t fill me with faith.

Sure, but think about what we’ve learned (possibly). Hopefully they will be able to take the sting out of new models of the vax and widen the parameters in terms of mutation. I read that’s where it’s heading.

Look, there was reason to be really concerned in 2020 and some ways into 2021. This was a Chinese military created virus meant for germ warfare, which appears to have escaped from the lab.

MatrixTransform
October 7, 2022 5:26 pm

LoL JC … what a bloody princess

were you a prefect at MLC by chance?

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 7, 2022 5:26 pm

I wonder if Pirate Pete thought it was better to walk the plank ( I’ll claim this pun) at the ARM before the Brittany trial started? Inquiring minds would like to know.

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 5:28 pm

Calm down Marv. Simmer down.

calli
calli
October 7, 2022 5:29 pm

I’ve just had the dubious delight of listening to a Scottish rabbi on the BEEB letting us know that the Day of Atonement was instituted by the priests to cement the idea of dependence on nature.

I kid you not.

When did Scottish Jewry become the Church of England?

Conquest’s Law in action again.

MatrixTransform
October 7, 2022 5:30 pm

Dover … JC needs you to check your mail … somebody is being bitchy on the OT

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 5:31 pm

JC is just a pompous windbag along with Stencho Pantyhose………………….

JR

MatrixTransform says:
October 7, 2022 at 5:06 pm

pretty sure that quoting from press-releases makes JC smarter than he actually is

Rotten, stick to trolling the site with stupid jokes.

Magic Marvin, you’re a real keeper.

Dover, are the above examples of the senseless abuse you wanted to move to the duel thread or not so much?

Here’s my humble suggestion. Give Johnny Dangerfield his own thread for joke trolling and instruct Magic Marvin he’s only allowed to post at the duel thread as he’s fucking useless anywhere else. You may also allow him some time on the group therapy thread as he appears to want to talk about his personal issues.

LOL. It is so much fun to wind you Yanks up as you have no sense of humour and cant spell whatsoever either………………..Ever heard of free speech and banter? I thought not you pompous windbag………

DaFisk
DaFisk
October 7, 2022 5:31 pm

But what is the plan if UKR advances do not net any large gains while expending a lot of their manpower and materiel by early Nov, and RUS mobilisation and conserving of forces for a Winter Campaign nets them complete victory in the Donbas, and potentially Nikolayev and Odessa by March?

I thought the conquest of all that including Odesa was supposed to happen last March?? I’m glad m0nty’s here, because it seems Odesa has become the new Muellerween!

Vicki
Vicki
October 7, 2022 5:33 pm

There is currently a concerted action by some of our medical fraternity (mostly retired, for obvious reasons) to seriously contest the Covid Vaccine narrative that has been pushed by the medical bureaucrats for the past two years. One of these, a personal friend – Dr. Phillip Altman – one of the founders of the new Australian Medical Professionals Society, has made two amazing speeches recently in Brisbane and Melbourne to medical practitioners. They can be found, I would think, on the internet. Another, mentioned frequently here and a frequent contributor to the Vaccine discourse in Quadrant Online, is Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy. He has recently published an excellent article in the US Brownstone Institution publication, which I have posted below. This article is very measured, unlike Phil’s speeches, which provide an impassioned condemnation of the truly terrible public decisions made in the last two years.

This is Prof Clancy’s article:

There have been five pandemics inflicted on Australia.

Protected through the 19th century by a moat that took months to cross, the Bubonic Plague of 1900 broke the back of pretension that Australia was shielded by its geographic isolation, courtesy of sea-going rats. Plague in Sydney established a pattern with which over the last two years we have become familiar: confusion and bureaucratic bungling followed by some clarity and a more logical approach to management.

The remarkable Ashburton Thompson, President of the NSW Board of Health, changed the course of pandemic management by developing the “test and isolate” principle. This involved each year culturing blood from 40-50,000 rats caught along the shoreline of Darling Harbour (as Thompson proved that disease in man followed breakout epizootic disease in rats). This innovation in public health was followed by an 80 percent reduction in both clinical infections and costs to the community.

Similar scientific contributions followed the three influenza pandemics in the 20th century. After the Spanish flu in 1918/19, Macfarlane Burnet established a world-leading influenza research center. The subsequent Asian and Hong Kong influenza pandemics in mid-century stimulated viral research culminating in a Nobel Prize to Peter Doherty.

The world mortality from the pandemics of plague and Spanish flu of, respectively, 15 and 50-100 million, puts Covid-19 into perspective. Covid world mortality sits at 6 million. Mortality rates in Australia for plague at 25 percent and Spanish flu at 2.5 percent compared with a death rate from Covid at little more than 0.1%. Not too different from observations in a bad flu season.

Have you ever thought that we bookended our medical careers with pandemics: the 1968 Hong Kong H3N2 influenza pandemic, and in 2020, Covid-19? Interestingly the metrics of both are not too different, yet no one remembers the Hong Kong pandemic with the passion we associate with “our” Covid-19 experience.

Why is that? This essay attempts to find an answer.

Certain general similarities between the “Australian Pandemics” exist despite obvious differences in pathogenesis and outcomes.

First, a pandemic phase of 2-3 years was followed by years of endemic disease: bubonic plague continued in Australia for over 20 years, H1N1 flu (1918) was the dominant seasonal isolate until the 1950s (and recurred post-2000), while the H3N2 Hong Kong isolate (a “shift” due to recombination from the 1956 H2N2 variant) continues to dominate seasonal outbreaks. Covid has already stamped its role in creating long-term sequelae with Long Covid in 20 percent of those recovering from the infection. The extent of the impact of Long Covid and endemic disease is a question for the future.

Second, quirky and controversial vaccines dominated medical thinking in all pandemics. Remarkably all claimed about 50 percent protection against death. Waldemar Mordecai Haffkine from the Pasteur Institute developed a killed bacterial vaccine five years after Alexandre Yersin had identified the causal bacteria in 1894; a polybacterial vaccine was used in the UK and Australia in the Spanish flu (claiming reduction in death in young adults from staphylococcal pneumonia); in 1968 a novel split antigen H3N2 vaccine was available within five months of the onset of the Hong Kong influenza pandemic. In our current Covid-19 pandemic a novel experimental genetic “vaccine” for Covid-19 was developed 12 months after the virus was identified which became the central plank of pandemic management.

Comments on Covid-19

The surprise was not the pandemic, but its cause. Coronaviruses were part of life with regular mild airways infections. Perhaps we should have been more alert, given SARS and MERS were mutated coronaviruses.

We expected—even trained for—the next flu pandemic. A respiratory tract virus causes a pandemic when mutations enable it to escape from the bronchus into the alveolar space. In the bronchus, a virus is contained by the non-inflammatory mucosal compartment immune system. However, the alveolar space is protected by the systemic immune apparatus, which by its nature is pro-inflammatory as the aim is, and must be, to create sterilizing immunity.

In Covid infection virus can flood the alveolar space, initiating a vigorous inflammatory response, and manifest clinically as viral pneumonia. The Spike protein of the virus which attaches to the ACE-2 receptors in the lung tissue adds to damage through its intrinsic toxicity.

Injected vaccines, be they classic antigen vaccines as used in influenza protection, or the genetic vaccines used for protection against Covid-19, stimulate only IgG antibody which is restricted to the systemic compartment. This protects against alveolar space damage but has no effect on mucosal infection. Exactly what is found clinically: protection against severe disease with less admission to hospital and deaths, but little to no effect on getting infected, local disease or transmission of disease to others.

Where did the Covid-19 virus come from? The balance of evidence favors laboratory manipulation to enhance pathogenicity rather than “escape” from a non-human host in the Wuhan wet markets. Genetic sequencing identified a “jump” unexpected for staged evolution, and base sequences characteristic of artificial insertion have been identified.

Perhaps we will never know the truth.

Waves of infection correlate with antigenic drift, as seen with other RNA viruses. To date evolved clades are characterized by high infectivity, with progressively less pathogenicity. The genetic identity of the current variants is as different from each other as they are from the parent Wuhan isolate. This accounts in part for progressive vaccine failure which is not surprising given experience with influenza.

Comments on Pandemic Management

How have we handled the pandemic? The answer is that we could have done better. Much better.

First, the classic pattern seen in pandemics of confusion, bureaucratic bungling and economic cost are there for all to see. We are closing on three years with no end in sight for the pandemic, nor for the misinformation. Previous pandemics lasted about two years before settling into a low-level endemic phase. With 5,500 cases per day currently at a mortality of 0.2%, the pandemic thrives in Australia (though down from 110,000 cases per day in January 2022, with a similar mortality).

Are waves of antigen-specific clades selected by vaccines of limited capacity? Protracted symptoms of “Long Covid” in about 20 percent of those recovering from the infection, little affected by vaccination, paint a bleak long-term picture for many. Failure of vaccination to bring the pandemic to a close, and the appearance of more infections, more deaths and more protracted disease in multi-immunized subjects, has led some to call Covid a “pandemic of the triple-vaccinated.”

The “pulse” of the pandemic has been vaccination. The promise of sterilizing and herd immunity could never be achieved—that is not the way of vaccines used for control of mucosal infections. Infected subjects continue to spread virus, irrespective of vaccination—indeed those with boosters secrete more virus for longer periods. Repeated vaccination over short periods gives progressively less benefit, and for shorter periods, due to stimulation of T reg (suppressor) cells. Suppression of unregulated response to the myriad antigens bathing mucosal surfaces is the defining characteristic of mucosal immunology. Experience with injected “desensitization” therapy for allergic disease to inhaled antigens (an exact parallel to repeated boosters for inhaled virus infections) indicates net suppression can persist for years (Covid vaccines’ Biomechanics and Efficiency. Quantum 20.3.2022)

Second, the outcomes claimed by the pharmaceutical industry, and the suppression of effective, cheap, safe and available therapies, were driven by a “narrative” developed by those making vaccines (and $100 billion per year). The promise of the narrative caught the imagination of regulatory bodies and politicians. Its intent was to focus only on vaccines, excluding all hurdles that might slow their community uptake.

Third, control by industry and bureaucrats was possible because the structure of medicine no longer supported or controlled the practice of medicine. The laws of science in medicine and of the doctor-patient relationship—foundation stones of practice—were at risk of compromise.

Fourth, the “narrative” controlling Covid management was flawed in science. Covid is an infection of the mucosal compartment and thus controlled by the local immune response. The dominant characteristic of mucosal immunity is the potent suppression of immunity, which is discussed above.

Fifth, the dangers of mRNA vaccines. mRNA is widely distributed within the body. It can be detected in blood for weeks while Spike protein locates in blood vessels associated with “autoimmune” T-cell infiltrates in post-mortems following unexpected deaths. It is also a feature in endocardial biopsies of subjects with post-vaccine myocarditis. Unprecedented reports of severe adverse events in all Western official registers, including deaths, go without comment. VAERS is the official US reporting body. Between December 14, 2020 and August 8, 2022, there have been more than 250,000 serious adverse events reported, with over 30,000 deaths. A “signal” of concern. These figures dwarf cumulative reports combined for all other vaccines over more than 20 years.

A 15 percent increase in “unexpected deaths” timed to vaccine programs across the world, attracts no official interest. Official UK data released on July 6, 2022 is representative of the scary concerns now being faced: mortality rate ratios (standardized per 100,000 person years for the period February 2021 to May 2022), all cause deaths for “Vaccinated/not Vaccinated” was 6.37 (P<0.0001); for non-Covid deaths 7.25 (P<0.0001); and for deaths from Covid 2.06 (NS). Analysis of Pfizer’s Phase 3 data showing all-cause mortality was higher in the vaccinated compared to controls, which should have fired a warning shot.

Post-vaccine myocarditis in adolescent males is recorded as 1 in 5-10,000 vaccinated: yet a prospective study in Thailand measuring troponin levels and using ultrasound diagnosed 2-3% of vaccinated high school boys with myocarditis.

Where is All This Going?

We are locked into a narrative with no apparent way out. Abuse, rhetoric and deregistration are tools used to control doctors challenging poorly spaced booster programs, or who express concern over damage caused by genetic vaccines. Or even those who dare to support cheap, safe and effective drug treatment that could shorten the pandemic. The scariest thing is that doctors most at risk are those who insist on ensuring patients give informed consent after consideration of vaccine risks. This is a basic requirement of the doctor-patient relationship, and paradoxically insisted on by the same authorities who cancel registration for doing the same!

Covid has laid bare a medical profession no longer with input into health policy. Financial interest influences decisions enacted by bureaucrats, driven by the pharmaceutical industry, and woven into political agendas. A cultural blindness to objectivity begins with medical journals failing to publish any article outside of the narrative.

The New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet were both forced to retract corrupt articles containing “false news” aimed at discrediting cheap, safe and effective drugs. Government authorities, professional organizations and universities deny freedom of speech as they trumpet misinformation. All under the protective umbrella of the “Trusted News Initiative,” the internationally coordinated process whereby only “the narrative” is promoted in the mainline press.

Our current experience can be summarized in the following question:

Are we witnessing the confused approach characteristic of every pandemic since the Black Death in 1347 including those experienced in 20th century Australia, or is the international response to Covid more dystopian—even Orwellian—in moving toward a totalitarian state of global proportions?”

Note “the Great Reset” plan for post-Covid world economic recovery, with the WHO centrally controlling future pandemic health challenges. The very WHO that emerged from the Covid pandemic scarred and corrupted through the influence of governments, industry and powerful individuals.

This snapshot picture of pandemics in Australia over 120 years shows both similarities and differences. The essential difference between the five pandemics affecting Australia through this time relates to the balance between narrative and science.

For pandemics prior to Covid, science eventually won with strong professional leadership, internationally significant research contributions and stronger public health and government institutions.

Covid is not following that course—power structures outside of the traditional medical hierarchy control a self-seeking narrative that has failed to control the pandemic. Decisions fail to respect science. The outcomes include emergence of mutant virus and a protracted pandemic, a restriction on effective cheap treatments that could terminate the pandemic, a failure to interrogate mRNA adverse events, and a failure to respect a medical profession faced with the management of Covid patients.

The family doctor could only say “If you can’t breathe go to hospital” (or, recently add “We have for a minority, some questionable drugs that will cost the government (i.e. you) over $1,000”). At a community level, Mirko Bagaric, Dean of Law at Swinburne University, contributes a powerful argument with respect to control of the freedoms we take for granted. He describes the behavior of government through the pandemic as “the worst abuse of criminal law in a democracy in recent memory,” noting as an example “more than 50,000 law-abiding Victorians subject to criminal sanctions.”

What can we do? Understanding the meme state of cognitive dissonance that has overwhelmed many in our profession in accepting without argument, the “Covid narrative” of pharma/politics, is too hard for me. In practice, we must take back control of our profession and regain roles we once had to influence our patient’s health, based on science not narrative.

If the medical profession fails to restore a competent transparent evidence-based system, our grandchildren choosing a career in medicine face a dystopian future run by bureaucrats for global interests driven by greed. Health decisions will become further removed from best practice principles we have taken for granted.

If it has taken a Covid pandemic to shine light on a process that had been below the radar, recognition of its concerning nature and any opportunity to counter its impact may be the positive outcome for Covid that we have come to expect from pandemics in Australia, over the last 120 years.

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 5:34 pm

Dangerfield, I thought I was being helpful suggesting you get your own copy and paste joke thread. I thought you’d be ecstatic. Jeez!

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 5:36 pm

I love my Jokes. And you are a Big Joke so just past mine by if you don’t like them…………………….

Pompous windbag……………………..

Vicki
Vicki
October 7, 2022 5:38 pm

For those interested, this is Dr. Philip Altman’s sensational speech in Melbourne in September. To recap – Phil was 40 years in the pharmaceutical industry before retiring. His company ran Random Clinical Trials for new drugs for the TGA. He is totally appalled by the mindless adoption, through emergency provisions, of insufficiently tested Covid novel genetic treatments, which they have called “vaccines”.

https://www.australiannationalreview.com/health/aussie-doctor-blows-whistle-on-entire-covid-scamdemic-at-covid-medical-network-seminar/

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 5:39 pm

If you want to be happy, be.

– Leo Tolstoy

Lee
Lee
October 7, 2022 5:39 pm

Faruqi and co. were quick to lodge an official complaint against Pauline Hanson, but her arch-hypocrite Greens leader, Bandt is conspicuously silent about Lidia Thorpe’s despicable verbal attack on a middle-aged indigenous woman.

cohenite
October 7, 2022 5:40 pm

Free Britanny dressed in virginal white today. She’s a lush lass and the evidence so far can be construed as indicative of a calculating mind: book deals, selected and arguably censored evidence for the wallopers, general political plotting, recourse to drugs for the stress. Her side will have to tailor those facts into a general vista of a victim so shell shocked by the alleged rumpee pumpee that she became inconsistent and uncertain.

Who would be a young chap today looking for some healthy dalliances. I’m tempted to invest in a company producing life-like rubber women for the poor bastards. Although given the woke crowd’s creativity I daresay someone will assert plastic women have rights.

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 5:40 pm

Dangerfield.

I love my Jokes. And you are a Big Joke so just past mine by if you don’t like them…………………….

They’re not you’re jokes though, are they? You’re posting thousands hourly. It’s annoying to walk past them. In fact you have to sprint past the bilge in order to get to other posters. Ask for your own thread and I promise I won’t even look at the crap. I’m trying to be helpful to you, FFS. Show some gratitude.

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 5:41 pm

Vickisays:
October 7, 2022 at 5:38 pm
For those interested, this is Dr. Philip Altman’s sensational speech in Melbourne in September. To recap – Phil was 40 years in the pharmaceutical industry before retiring. His company ran Random Clinical Trials for new drugs for the TGA. He is totally appalled by the mindless adoption, through emergency provisions, of insufficiently tested Covid novel genetic treatments, which they have called “vaccines”.

https://www.australiannationalreview.com/health/aussie-doctor-blows-whistle-on-entire-covid-scamdemic-at-covid-medical-network-seminar/

Already seen it on Jo Nova’s Blog……………………………………

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 5:43 pm

JCsays:
October 7, 2022 at 5:40 pm
Dangerfield.

I love my Jokes. And you are a Big Joke so just past mine by if you don’t like them…………………….

They’re not you’re jokes though, are they? You’re posting thousands hourly. It’s annoying to walk past them. In fact you have to sprint past the bilge in order to get to other posters. Ask for your own thread and I promise I won’t even look at the crap. I’m trying to be helpful to you, FFS. Show some gratitude.

Did I ever say6 that they were my jokes? You TWAT.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 7, 2022 5:43 pm

Porter allegations prompted Higgins’ conversations
Remy Varga
REMY VARGA

Brittany Higgins said allegations published against then Attorney-General Christian Porter prompted her to talk about her “lived experience” with her friends and family.

She said stories published around mid January in 2021 had “rung true to her” because of her own experience in Parliament House.

Ms Higgins said at that point she had had contact with Samantha Maiden from news.com.au but not Lisa Wilkinson from The Project.

“The prevailing media stories of the time rung very true to me because I had lived experience, particularly around the Porter allegations, [and] prompted me to have conversations with friends and family,” she said.

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 5:44 pm
bespoke
bespoke
October 7, 2022 5:44 pm

Anything that get JC nickers twisted gets my upticks.

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 7, 2022 5:44 pm

It seems that said range can be underestimated by tens of miles, too, as one Model 3 experiment showed.
Stunning. Count ’em. ONE experiment. Golly there was still gas in the tank when the gauge read EMPTY. Most petrol cars are like that too.
The main differences for you to consider are that the LFP battery has a slightly shorter range, 253 miles, as opposed to the NCA battery, 263 miles. But that slight difference in range is deceptive. The NCA battery probably shouldn’t be charged to 100%. Fully charging the battery causes damage to the battery making it likely to deteriorate over the years of ownership. It’s perfectly fine to charge the LFP battery to 100% so the driver experience is pretty much the same except for a couple caveats.
Basically an admission that Li-ion needs more careful handling and use. Not something you rely on the average bogan to do. Li FePO4 is more tolerant but has about 2/3 or less the energy per kilogram. This difference will be reduced when put into a pack but I bet the LiFe battery pack weighs a fair bit more to get the same range. LiFe is much less likely to catch fire though.
Electric cars are a solution to a non existent problem.

m0nty
m0nty
October 7, 2022 5:44 pm

The sad thing is it was so pointless from the beginning. Russia and Ukraine made a deal, supported by Germany and France (the Minsk Agreement), which would have prevented all bloodshed. Ukraine agreed to recognise Russia’s sovereignty over Crimea and remain neutral, and Russia agreed to withdraw recognition of the separatist republics in the Donbas and Lugansk, and give free gas to Ukraine for five years.

Then the US and UK intervened and the Minsk Agreement was cancelled. Now Russia claims both the Donbas and Lugansk as parts of Russia, and has added Kherson and Zaporizhzhia as well.

You lot keep saying this, but most parts of the history you cite are wrong. The Minsk Agreements (there were two) came in 2014 and 2015. Ukraine did not agree to remain neutral, nor did it recognise Russia’s sovereignty over Crimea. No free gas deal was agreed upon. Russia never acknowledged that it was a party to the Minsk agreements, seeking to maintain the obvious fiction that the breakaway republics were not wholly armed and financed from Moscow – this precludes any blame to the US and UK, since Russia never intended to honour the agreement.

Running straight Russian propaganda is not fooling anyone, except for the gullible and stupid.

MatrixTransform
October 7, 2022 5:46 pm

a cantankerous prick on an internet forum got his kicks antagonizing people

he lashed out indiscriminately and eventually looped near everybody into his poisonous view of the world

eventually everybody got sick of his bullshit.

… end of joke

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 5:47 pm

Did I ever say6 that they were my jokes? You TWAT.

Well yeah, you did, you dingbat.

Here:

Johnny Rotten says:
October 7, 2022 at 5:36 pm

I love my Jokes.

At the very least you ought to post attribution because they aren’t yours. Anyway, good luck with the joke thread if you get it. It will be good for you.

Vicki
Vicki
October 7, 2022 5:48 pm

Already seen it on Jo Nova’s Blog……………………………………

Great, JR. I probably posted it there – can’t recall – old age!

Oh come on
Oh come on
October 7, 2022 5:49 pm

Thank goodness for Wikipedia, eh, m0nts? What would you do without it.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 7, 2022 5:49 pm

Perth rental crisis: Homeless single mother living in ute with son calls for greater government support
Headshot of Caitlyn Rintoul
Caitlyn Rintoul
The West Australian
Thu, 6 October 2022 6:44PM
Caitlyn Rintoul
It’s a heartbreaking image of a six-year-old boy sleeping in a ute in the freezing temperatures of winter that sums up Perth’s housing crisis.

It’s a heartbreaking image of a six-year-old boy sleeping in a ute in the freezing temperatures of winter that sums up Perth’s housing crisis.

Charlie and his mother Mackay, 38, have spent the past few months living in their ute, unable to secure a roof over their heads as the State’s dire housing affordability crunch continues to spiral.

The mother-of-one, who didn’t want her surname published, said she found it hopeless for single parents to get a rental home.

Mackay said in her quest to find a home she faced uncooperative real-estate agents tilted against single mums, intense competition, as well as difficulties with her lack of credit and tenancy history due to previous financial inequality in relationships.

GoFundMe, looking for ten thousand dollars, raised nineteen thousand dollars..

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 5:49 pm

Marv, please simmer down. I think it’s time for the group therapy and I’m happy to run it from the duel thread. I’ll be gentle of course. See you there?

cohenite
October 7, 2022 5:51 pm

Kari Lake is really talented as a pol.

https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/kari-lake-just-won-the-election/

Outstanding. Can you imagine any demorat skank doing that; or biden; FFS.

MatrixTransform
October 7, 2022 5:51 pm

Anything that get JC nickers twisted gets my upticks.

dont you dare up-tick me you bastard

it’ll just trigger JC and sancho’s paranoid reach-around and they’ll be wanking each other off all night

and before you know it they’ll ejeculating fake-ticks all over again

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 5:51 pm

It’s annoying to walk past them.

Actually I am so glad that you and Stencho Pantyhose are annoyed as you deserve it with your pompous attitude on this Blog. Do you think that you own this Gold Fish Bowl? FFS

Speedbox
October 7, 2022 5:52 pm

JC says:
October 7, 2022 at 4:51 pm

Musk has been talking about manganese for a couple of years but talk is easy. The fact is that there are two kinds of manganese: direct shipped ore destined for steel mills in China and, processed high purity manganese sulphate heading into battery cathodes. Steel accounts for about 94% of all manganese mined.

Manganese is plentiful as a mineral and I don’t discount that manganese is useful in batteries, but there needs to be a lot more manganese mined if the world wants steel and EVs partly powered by manganese batteries.

Volkswagen have also flagged manganese in their battery cathodes.

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 5:54 pm

I’m with MatrixTransform here……………………….

Oh come on
Oh come on
October 7, 2022 5:57 pm

I see that story about RUS soldiers removing the gold teeth of UKR civilians and soldiers in torture chambers has been exposed by the local dentist in an interview with Bild.

I don’t pay attention to any of the corporate media coverage of the war. Their propaganda is strikingly similar to WW1-era stuff. Amazing that people buy into such absurdities.

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 5:57 pm

JCsays:
October 7, 2022 at 5:49 pm
Marv, please simmer down. I think it’s time for the group therapy and I’m happy to run it from the duel thread. I’ll be gentle of course. See you there?

You are your worst enemy you Pompous Windbag…………………….

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 7, 2022 5:57 pm

The Nilligan/Four Corners hit on Porter and Tudge was so much more effective. Amazing what a $1bn+ media empire can do for these things.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 7, 2022 5:58 pm

She’s a lush lass and the evidence so far can be construed as indicative of a calculating mind: book deals, selected and arguably censored evidence for the wallopers, general political plotting, recourse to drugs for the stress.

She’s been led up the garden path.
Someone’s given the Defence a heads up that the white dress story wasn’t true and there’s quite a bit of other embroidery that didn’t need to be in her Statement.
On the other hand, she hasn’t been rattled either.

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 6:00 pm

Speedb

There’s a ton of money being spent on improving batteries and lowering costs. It’s happening. I don’t doubt you that manganese has been talked about for a long time. However, Musk makes it sound as though we’re closer.

Also, there are lots of examples where science geeks talk hopeful about reaching technological milestones before they occur.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 7, 2022 6:01 pm

All rise. Judge Groogs presiding.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 7, 2022 6:01 pm

More interesting insights into Britnah.
But I think the PTSD anecdote from yesterday tells you all you need to know.
She pisses off to some lunch for a retiring pollie. I am betting she didn’t get a leave pass, but went anyway because it was a great networking opportunity for Britnah.
Mid-afternoon her boss texts her an “Are you OK?” message. Now, this was not a welfare check. It was a “Where the fuck are you?” check, but you can’t say that to millennials.
She later takes advantage of the RUOK message and tells her boss that she was having a three hour PTSD meltdown in the dunny. She then foolishly doubles down on that story with others.
Which all works beautifully until she makes an accusation which is going to send a bloke to jail for 10-15, and his lawyers start trawling around phone ping records of her and her mates, along with Insta photos and text messages about “having a great lunch!”.
And speaking of “mates”, she might be wondering about now how Bruce’s lawyers “stumbled upon” all this info.

cohenite
October 7, 2022 6:03 pm

Some titles for the jaded:

The Fortune Hunter: he collected women like other men collected stamps; until he met Jennie and then he was marked return to sender.
The Golden Girls: they were wheat gypsies who ploughed and picked during the day and at night reaped another harvest of sensuous delights.
Flesh for Hire: giving pleasure to men was just bed and board for her until she met a special client who taught her rent and pleasure could be combined.
Cotton Tramps: a story of lust on a plantation; more than one crop would be picked that year.

Marter
October 7, 2022 6:03 pm

The jury is out whether the vax worked at least for the Alpha strain. There’s reasonable evidence that in fact it did.

Here’s the problem I have with this theory about the Alpha Strain.

Pfizer was first released in the US on or about 11 Dec 2020. It was obviously designed to counter the strain/s up until that point.

The Alpha strain was first detected in the UK around Nov 2020, so the vaccine could not possibly have been designed for that strain.

See where I’m going here? If it did work, it was pure tin arse luck, and not by design. And if it was effective for a strain for which it wasn’t designed, why hasn’t it worked for subsequent strains.

The timings don’t align. If anomalies are evident in the data which points to the vaccine working for Alpha, I’d look reaaaaally closely for other variables which might have been in play.

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 6:04 pm

Dangerfield Enough. Stop trolling the open thread with bilge.

Magic Marv not only needs group therapy, but he’ll also be attending my anger management classes as he appears to be flipping out. If you’re not careful, you will be sitting alongside Marv too. Shut up please.

Oh come on
Oh come on
October 7, 2022 6:06 pm

In remarks to Australia’s Lowy Institute, Mr Zelenskyy said NATO should launch preventive strikes on Russia to preclude its use of nuclear weapons.

That seems logical.

Lee
Lee
October 7, 2022 6:08 pm

All rise. Judge Groogs presiding.

Is that Ed Case?

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 6:08 pm

“Porter allegations prompted Higgins’ conversations
Remy Varga
REMY VARGA

Brittany Higgins said allegations published against then Attorney-General Christian Porter prompted her to talk about her “lived experience” with her friends and family.”

The allegations naming Porter didn’t hit the media until February or March last year. So Higgins knew about them in January 2021….before many others. How did she know? Oh I know how. Obviously Samantha Maiden shared the allegations. Maiden, originally an Adelaidian, was involved with the lurid and utterly ridiculous Porter smears. More proof of a conspiracy to attack the Liberals.

This whole trial is a disgrace.

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 6:09 pm

A Guy dies and ends up in front of St. Peter at the entrance to heaven.

St. Peter says “Welcome to heaven! You’ve lived a good and decent life; we have to find you a place to live up here. Hop in my golf cart and let’s take a tour of the different subdivisions. Let’s start in the Methodist neighbourhood”.

The neighbourhood is gorgeous; perfectly manicured lawns, each house is distinct but perfectly nice, kids are playing in the yards, people having a picnic in the town square, etc.

The guy goes “This is awesome!” St. Peter says “Yeah, it’s nice, but let’s continue to have a look around”.

Next, St. Peter takes them to the Lutheran subdivision. The same thing, it’s perfect, everything in order, all the homes are nice, the grass is green, everyone waves as they pass through in their golf carts and seem so friendly etc.

Again, the guy goes “This is great, it’s perfect!”

St. Peter continues to show him different neighbourhoods all afternoon and they are all in the same perfect condition, each one just as nice as the last.

The guy goes “They’re all great, I can’t decide”.

St. Peter says “One last neighbourhood to show”.

They end up at a huge wall, as tall as the eye can see. St. Peter and the guy climb and climb and finally reach the top and peer over. It’s the same thing as before; awesome idyllic neighbourhood, kids laughing and playing, people enjoying each other’s company etc.

The guy says “It’s great too, just like the other neighbourhoods, but why the giant wall?” St. Peter goes “Well, this is the Catholic neighbourhood. They like to think they’re the only ones up here”.

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 6:09 pm

Mater

Hang on, the Covid was detected in late January 2020 and in mid March we were in lockdown. I recall this because my kid’s wedding was in early March and his wedding do was literally on the last weekend before catering was closed down and I think we all went into lock-down ” to flatten the curve”. So wasn’t that alpha?

Oh come on
Oh come on
October 7, 2022 6:09 pm

Let’s nuke Russia to prevent it from resorting to nukes. Makes perfect sense. Why haven’t we already pursued this low risk strategy?

MatrixTransform
October 7, 2022 6:11 pm

Stop trolling the open thread with bilge

LoL

not a hint of irony

… and nowhere near the stealth of a reversing Tesla

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 6:12 pm

“And speaking of “mates”, she might be wondering about now how Bruce’s lawyers “stumbled upon” all this info”

Yes, have been thinking the same.

rickw
rickw
October 7, 2022 6:13 pm

I’m glad m0nty’s here, because it seems Odesa has become the new Muellerween!

Munty’s basement right now:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniature_wargaming

Top Ender
Top Ender
October 7, 2022 6:13 pm

Brittany Higgins has been grilled in court over a $325,000 book deal arranged for her by Lisa Wilkinson’s husband, Peter FitzSimons.

It came as the ex-Liberal staffer admitted to a jury that she had planned chapters of a book about her life before she was formally interviewed by police about her rape claims.

Daily Mail

Lee
Lee
October 7, 2022 6:14 pm

Let’s nuke Russia to prevent it from resorting to nukes. Makes perfect sense. Why haven’t we already pursued this low risk strategy?

I am waiting for someone to suggest that NATO invade Russia (then again someone probably has!).
But then it worked out so well for Napoleon and Hitler, didn’t it?

rosie
rosie
October 7, 2022 6:18 pm

Didn’t Maiden go to school or uni with the alleged victim in the Adelaide affair?

rickw
rickw
October 7, 2022 6:18 pm

Let’s nuke Russia to prevent it from resorting to nukes. Makes perfect sense. Why haven’t we already pursued this low risk strategy?

Nuking New Zealand or Canada would make far more sense.

m0nty
m0nty
October 7, 2022 6:18 pm

Russia is not a party to the Minsk agreements. They are devoted to two conflicting sides,” Zakharova said.

“We must exert influence on the conflicting sides and, likewise, France and Germany must exert influence on Kiev. That’s all. We don’t have to do anything else,” the spokeswoman said.

The Minsk agreements were not honoured by any side.

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 6:19 pm

Further to Brittaneeeeeeee, reading her testimony yesterday and today, I’m reminded of Judge Judy’s famous saying….

“‘If you tell the truth, then you don’t have to have a good memory”

I wouldn’t be surprised if, deep down, Brittanyeeeeeeeeeeee is regretting this whole miasma.

Marter
October 7, 2022 6:22 pm

So wasn’t that alpha?

Not according to the sources I’ve read.
Alpha appeared late 2020.

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 6:22 pm

“rosiesays:
October 7, 2022 at 6:18 pm
Didn’t Maiden go to school or uni with the alleged victim in the Adelaide affair?”

I think so.

rosie
rosie
October 7, 2022 6:23 pm

How often does Bandanna randomly offer to chase up book deals for people he doesn’t know and are writing a book he doesn’t know about?

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 6:24 pm

JCsays:
October 7, 2022 at 6:04 pm
Dangerfield Enough. Stop trolling the open thread with bilge.

Magic Marv not only needs group therapy, but he’ll also be attending my anger management classes as he appears to be flipping out. If you’re not careful, you will be sitting alongside Marv too. Shut up please.

You are a pompous windbag……………………….

Oh come on
Oh come on
October 7, 2022 6:25 pm

The jury has plenty of time to forget the inconvenient details arising as a consequence of the cross examination of Higgins. My guess is that something considerably more damning will have to emerge to move a guilty verdict out of the ‘inevitable’ column.

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 6:27 pm

Marter says:
October 7, 2022 at 6:22 pm

So wasn’t that alpha?

Not according to the sources I’ve read.
Alpha appeared late 2020.

Okay , fair enough. So you’re more or less suggesting they modeled the vax on what was around at the point in time.

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 6:28 pm

The Minsk agreements were not honoured by any side.

And Monty for once I agree with you.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 7, 2022 6:28 pm

More proof of a conspiracy to attack the Liberals.
The ABC 4 Corners story about Porter, Tudgey and late nite partying with teenaged staffers ran in 2020.
No one gave a fuck and Tudgey held his Seat in May.
Porter was likely to be planning a challenge to Scotty before that, so the origins of your “conspiracy” could be murky.

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 6:29 pm

whoops

at that point in time

Speedbox
October 7, 2022 6:33 pm

Lee says:
October 7, 2022 at 5:18 pm
Acquaintances of one my sisters are from Ukraine, and they still have relatives and friends over there.
When someone suggested to them something along the lines that “hopefully someone will bump off Putin”, these Ukrainians were horrified, and replied, “oh no, then he’ll be replaced by someone much worse!”

Indeed. Putin is currently the hub of an oligarchic system of interrelated ‘clans’ and whilst he is undoubtedly the dominant figure as the arbiter, moderator and has the final say, some of the clans, particularly within Defence and the FSB, are far more hardline. Putin is a master manipulator and has maintained his power by forcing compromises and sometimes setting clans against one another.

To be clear, I’m not saying Putin is a good guy or that I wish him a long life, but be careful what you wish for. Putin’s demise could see one of these hardline clans ascend to power and the whole structure of Russian politics and global behaviour would change overnight – and not for the better.

What’s the solution? I don’t know, but we can be far from assured that a ‘liberal’ will assume the dominant role. Putin’s demise will be very tense time for the world until we know who has risen to take his place.

rosie
rosie
October 7, 2022 6:34 pm

Maiden tweeted this on 1 march 2021
school and uni

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 6:34 pm

Mater

As far as I know, the first known virus was simply called Covid. All the variants were alpha, beta, delta came later. I understand the vax was developed particularly for alpha.

Have to rush out to dins. Will talk later.

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 6:40 pm

JCsays:
October 7, 2022 at 6:04 pm
Dangerfield Enough. Stop trolling the open thread with bilge.

Magic Marv not only needs group therapy, but he’ll also be attending my anger management classes as he appears to be flipping out. If you’re not careful, you will be sitting alongside Marv too. Shut up please.

Go back to the USA you farking septic tank. Try to be nice here if you can which you can’t. You have NO humility whatsoever…………………..And take Stencho Pantyhose with you. Please.

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 6:44 pm

“To be clear, I’m not saying Putin is a good guy or that I wish him a long life, but be careful what you wish for. Putin’s demise could see one of these hardline clans ascend to power and the whole structure of Russian politics and global behaviour would change overnight – and not for the better.

What’s the solution? I don’t know, but we can be far from assured that a ‘liberal’ will assume the dominant role. Putin’s demise will be very tense time for the world until we know who has risen to take his place.”

Agree Speedbox, anyone with a modicum of Russian history understands this.

And we’ve seen in the Middle East what happens when the Washington neocons meddle in countries that have no history of “democracy”, Libya comes to mind.

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 6:44 pm

“Maiden tweeted this on 1 march 2021
school and uni”

Thanks Rosie.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 7, 2022 6:45 pm

Obviously Samantha Maiden shared the allegations. Maiden, originally an Adelaidian, was involved with the lurid and utterly ridiculous Porter smears.

The Porter hit was more Radelaidean than a body in a barrel.

Anchor What
Anchor What
October 7, 2022 6:47 pm

There’s a headline going around:
“How to recognise if you are bitten by the violin spider”.
Perhaps you do a cadenza rather than a tarantella.

bons
bons
October 7, 2022 6:48 pm

C’mon. Let’s get this trial farce out of the way so that we can move on to the appeals court slamming the Canberra village prosecution service.

Zipster
October 7, 2022 6:49 pm

U.S. precision attack on the Fatal flaw in China’s AI development/Wave of chip companies collapse
On August 31 this year, U.S. chip giants Nvidia and AMD received a government ban and were required to cut off the supply of high-performance GPU chips to customers in China.
According to Reuters, the Biden administration plans next month to broaden curbs on U.S shipments to China of semiconductors used for artificial intelligence and chip-making tools.

Oh come on
Oh come on
October 7, 2022 6:49 pm

we can be far from assured that a ‘liberal’ will assume the dominant role.

It would be a catastrophe if a Russian liberal did. The part of the Russian political spectrum that brands itself as ‘liberal’ is very far removed from from our common understanding of the word. For example, I believe Zhirinovsky described himself as a liberal. The application of the term ‘liberal’ has always been peculiar in Russia, come to think of it. The unhinged radicalism of Russian ‘liberals’ contributed greatly to the rise of Lenin.

cohenite
October 7, 2022 6:50 pm

Texas Man Enters Newborn Baby Nursery, Chokes Baby as He Says, “Die!” – Fights Off Staff

The comments are harsh:

ricocat1 (# FJB) Not a Lib • a day ago
Give whites a pile of bricks and they will create a city, give blacks a city and they will create a pile of bricks. See Detroit for details.

ubalE ricocat1 (# FJB) • a day ago
As of the end of 1945, Hiroshima was a smoldering ruin and Detroit was a grand and prosperous place, and more than 90% white. Today Hiroshima looks like Detroit did on January 1, 1946, and Detroit looks like Hiroshima did at that time. The negro race is, in effect, a slow-motion nuclear bomb.

bons
bons
October 7, 2022 6:52 pm

Sitting in LA departure lounge waiting to board to come back to Oz.
Certainly not travelling QANTAS of course, but just being in this sausage machine reminds you of how truely awful is every aspect of modern air travel.
Time to stay home.

Speedbox
October 7, 2022 6:54 pm

Cassie of Sydney says:
October 7, 2022 at 6:44 pm

Well you’d think so Cassie but from some of the comments by assorted persons in the MSM, American and European politics and even some of our Cats, they give the impression that Putin’s demise will herald in an ‘enlightenment’ and everyone will kiss and make up.

I’m not at all that optimistic. There are some really hard bastards lurking in the corridors of the Kremlin and God help us if one of those can muster the wherewithal to assume power.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 7, 2022 6:54 pm

What was the outcome of the allegation that Sam Maiden monstered some work experience gel in the ladies dunny?

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 7, 2022 6:55 pm

AFAIK, the vaccines were modeled on a virus DNA sequence given to the manufacturers by the Chinese.
The holy grail of bio warfare – place a marker in the enemy population that your population doesn’t have.
Nice to know that any scientific and technical problem can be solved by throwing enough money at it.
So what, specifically in the technical sense, suddenly made a corona virus vaccine work? I have heard nothing about that breakthrough.

Oh come on
Oh come on
October 7, 2022 6:57 pm

Gotta say, Higgins’s deleted text message communicating the “beyond strange” allegation of rape is…beyond strange. I’m not saying it’s definitive proof that she wasn’t raped by the guy, but it seems an extremely unusual description of one’s reaction to being raped. Who goes through that and summarises the experience in a brief message as “beyond strange” the following day?

Winston Smith
October 7, 2022 6:58 pm

rickw:

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has promised his party will ditch Victoria’s new pandemic powers being pushed through parliament by the Andrews government if he is voted in at the next election.

A flicker of sanity from this moron.

I want to see the entire Emergency Legislation discarded and the Quarantine Powers sent back to Canberra where it is supposed to be.
I also want the National Cabinet insanity chucked on a bonfire.
I also want a pony.

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 7:00 pm

“It would be a catastrophe if a Russian liberal did. The part of the Russian political spectrum that brands itself as ‘liberal’ is very far removed from from our common understanding of the word. For example, I believe Zhirinovsky described himself as a liberal. The application of the term ‘liberal’ has always been peculiar in Russia, come to think of it. The unhinged radicalism of Russian ‘liberals’ contributed greatly to the rise of Lenin.”

Yes, Peter Stolypin, Tsar Nicholas’ last competent minister, was regarded by some as a liberal, a Russian liberal who was utterly ruthless in dealing with political dissidents, so much so that the nooses used to execute opponents of the Tsarist regime were given the nickname “Stolypin’s neckties”.

I think people are incredibly naive if they persist in thinking that by getting rid of Putin or Assad in Syria, then some kind gentle democracy will emerge. It doesn’t happen.

bons
bons
October 7, 2022 7:01 pm

Delayed again.
Maybe I’ll hire a car and drive back to Oz
It would be quicker and more pleasant.

Speedbox
October 7, 2022 7:10 pm

Oh come on says:
October 7, 2022 at 6:49 pm
The part of the Russian political spectrum that brands itself as ‘liberal’ is very far removed from from our common understanding of the word. For example, I believe Zhirinovsky described himself as a liberal.

Yep. Zhirinovsky was an ultranationalist (emphasis on ultra) and also leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. He said he was “the last hope of a cheated and humiliated people” and promised to bring “Russia up off its knees”. So yes, not the kind of ‘liberal’ that most ordinarily think of. I very much doubt he would have embraced the West and allowed gay marriage etc. (hahahahaha)

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 7:11 pm

Well you’d think so Cassie but from some of the comments by assorted persons in the MSM, American and European politics and even some of our Cats, they give the impression that Putin’s demise will herald in an ‘enlightenment’ and everyone will kiss and make up.”

I don’t take the commentary on Ukraine/Russia from Monty the Fascist and DaStink seriously. Ukraine is just Monty’s current obsession, two month’s ago it was “abortion, abortion, abortion”…now it’s “Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine”…as for DaStink, well anyone that smears people here as “far-right” and “Putinists” doesn’t warrant any respect. I should also add that if this war in Ukraine was happening under Donald Trump’s watch, I can guarantee you that neither commentators would be supporting the USA or the West.

Bluey
Bluey
October 7, 2022 7:11 pm

Winston Smithsays:
October 7, 2022 at 6:58 pm
rickw:

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has promised his party will ditch Victoria’s new pandemic powers being pushed through parliament by the Andrews government if he is voted in at the next election.

A flicker of sanity from this moron.

I want to see the entire Emergency Legislation discarded and the Quarantine Powers sent back to Canberra where it is supposed to be.
I also want the National Cabinet insanity chucked on a bonfire.
I also want a pony.

The same Mathew Guy who only a couple of months ago was saying he would keep them? After being completely MIA when there were massive protests against them?

Pull the other one, bells, etc.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 7, 2022 7:13 pm

Two Russians flee by boat to Alaska to avoid military service in Ukraine
By Becky Bohrer
October 7, 2022 — 10.39am

Juneau, Alaska: Two Russians who said they fled the country to avoid compulsory military service have requested asylum in the US after landing on a remote Alaska island in the Bering Sea, Alaska US Senator Lisa Murkowski’s office said on Thursday.

Karina Borger, a spokesperson for Murkowski, said by email that the office has been in communication with the US Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection and that “the Russian nationals reported that they fled one of the coastal communities on the east coast of Russia to avoid compulsory military service”.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 7, 2022 7:16 pm

I should also add that if this war in Ukraine was happening under Donald Trump’s watch, I can guarantee you that neither commentators would be supporting the USA or the West.

mUnty is a team player. Like all collectivists.

Bluey
Bluey
October 7, 2022 7:17 pm

I think people are incredibly naive if they persist in thinking that by getting rid of Putin or Assad in Syria, then some kind gentle democracy will emerge. It doesn’t happen.

Cassie, it’s pretty much the one thing I’ve been trying to get through to people from the start. Putin IS the moderate everyone is dreaming of. The idea it’s going to be rainbows and fairy floss is he was killed or otherwise disappeared is completely unrealistic.

I keep getting the same sort of reactions though, get called a vatnik, Russia supporter etc. etc. Very few people admit there might be a legitimate concern for the Russians, or that they might actually have decided diplomacy was achieving nothing and done something about it.

It’s the difference between how people want the world to be, and the reality of what the world is.

Bluey
Bluey
October 7, 2022 7:18 pm

Ahhh balls. Bold fail. It was supposed to be Putin IS the moderate.

flyingduk
flyingduk
October 7, 2022 7:18 pm

Nuking New Zealand or Canada would make far more sense.

no one said it had to be ‘either or’

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 7:20 pm

“Blueysays:
October 7, 2022 at 7:17 pm”

Well said.

Top Ender
Top Ender
October 7, 2022 7:28 pm

I dunno Bons.

I’ve read some diary accounts of travelling by air in WWII across long distances. It took days and often the air transport was fairly horrible: cold, uncomfortable, and with nothing to do.

rosie
rosie
October 7, 2022 7:29 pm

I’m thinking, despite their abysmal position on renewables, I just might vote for the liberal party in Victoria (ldp in the upper house)

JMH
JMH
October 7, 2022 7:29 pm

Speedbox at 6.54 pm:

I’m not at all that optimistic. There are some really hard bastards lurking in the corridors of the Kremlin and God help us if one of those can muster the wherewithal to assume power.

Someone will have the numbers and the problem we have is this scenario is likely to become reality sooner than later. IMO Putin is on borrowed time.

duncanm
duncanm
October 7, 2022 7:32 pm

I must say that the Higgins case is demanding much more popcorn than I had planned for.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
October 7, 2022 7:37 pm

Proof positive – as if it were needed – if what an abortion of an organisation the UN is:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-07/xinjiang-human-rights-abuse-unhrc-china-uyghur/101512678

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 7, 2022 7:37 pm

I must say that the Higgins case is demanding much more popcorn than I had planned for.

I’m still betting good money it winds up in the High Court.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
October 7, 2022 7:39 pm

How long before the GayBC starts spinning the allegations of sexual harassment in Irish dancing into an anti-Catholic conspiracy theory?

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

Lee

But then it worked out so well for Napoleon and Hitler, didn’t it?

But it did go quite well for Genghis Khan.

bons
bons
October 7, 2022 7:42 pm

I dunno Bons.
True TE. I was about to say that they at least didn’t have to wear masks, but of course they often did have to. Barging your way through cloud at below lowest safe altitude must have focused the mind of the important things in life – like surviving this flight.
I think that I’m just getting too old for flitting around. Coming back from the UK in May I flew Emirate’s incredibly luxurious business class. Great food, unlimited booze, cocktail bar – the works. I hated it.

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 7, 2022 7:44 pm

I’ve read some diary accounts of travelling by air in WWII across long distances. It took days and often the air transport was fairly horrible: cold, uncomfortable, and with nothing to do.

I don’t much like long distance airliner travel as it is about the right temperature, uncomfortable and there is some in flight entertainment but I also know its a wonder that I can go half way around the world in less than 24 hours at a high fraction of the Mach at 35000 feet or so where the outside air is at -60 deg C and all for rather trivial amounts of money.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 7, 2022 7:48 pm

I think that I’m just getting too old for flitting around

Flying has been hell for years. The QANTAS club on a Friday afternoon must be one of the most depressing places on Earth.

custard
custard
October 7, 2022 7:50 pm

Doesn’t this sound strangely familiar? Man, It’s almost like I just heard about a US election company with ties to the CCP, harvesting sensitive election related data, like PII, building schematics, machine locations… & sending it to China. I wonder what these kinds of CCP hacker organizations could do with that info?

“NSA, CISA, and the FBI revealed today the top security vulnerabilities most exploited by hackers backed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to target government and critical infrastructure networks.

The three federal agencies said in a joint advisory that Chinese-sponsored hackers are targeting U.S. and allied networks and tech companies to gain access to sensitive networks and steal intellectual property.”

“NSA, CISA, and FBI continue to assess PRC state-sponsored cyber activities as being one of the largest and most dynamic threats to U.S. gov. and civilian networks”

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-shares-top-flaws-exploited-by-chinese-hackers-since-2020/amp/

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
October 7, 2022 7:51 pm

The QANTAS club on a Friday afternoon must be one of the most depressing places on Earth.

Indeed but still better than being ripped off in the terminal for a sandwich…

Winston Smith
October 7, 2022 7:52 pm

Indolent:
https://twitter.com/i/status/1578050503279316992
Those electric vehicles are easily dealt with – helicopter with a 100 meter cable and hook it through the windows. Lift it up and take it out to sea and drop.
Next step – go back and get the ones on fire. Repeat.
Good practice for when the Revolution comes and one way chopper flights are in vogue again. One could even build a reef out of them. Not many fish would survive but maybe a new mutant form of shark or octopus?

Top Ender
Top Ender
October 7, 2022 7:53 pm

We flew United to and back from the States recently. Took off and landed on time; decent enough service; the wings didn’t fall off – modern Dreamliners – and on a $1300 return fare.

Plug yourself into the movies and alternate between them and sleep and it’s a bargain.

Bluey
Bluey
October 7, 2022 7:55 pm

Rosie, I swear I did read it somewhere a couple of months ago that the SFL wanted to keep the pandemic legislation, just modify it. May have been the media making it up or quoting out of context. On the other hand SFL….

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 7:55 pm

I notice that that JC and Stencho Pantyhose are so not so gobbyeeer tonight………………….

Diogenes
Diogenes
October 7, 2022 7:56 pm

According to Reuters, the Biden administration plans next month to broaden curbs on U.S shipments to China of

This will achieve the square root of 5/8 of fuck all other than increase innovation in ARM & RISC-V chips, and therefore make these technologies valid competitors to Intel’s x86.

China already has the tech to produce ARM and RISC-V chips. https://www.theregister.com/2022/10/05/china_riscvv_arm_datacenter/

DaFisk
DaFisk
October 7, 2022 7:57 pm

I should also add that if this war in Ukraine was happening under Donald Trump’s watch, I can guarantee you that neither commentators would be supporting the USA or the West.

But as anyone here could tell you, I supported Trump’s foreign policies, especially his excellent and prescient sanctions on Nordstream. You really aren’t that bright, Cassie!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 7, 2022 7:57 pm

it’s pretty much the one thing I’ve been trying to get through to people from the start. Putin IS the moderate everyone is dreaming of.

Haha. This situation is creepily like the Italo-Greek War of 1940 when Mussolini invaded Greece from Albania. The Greek Metaxis government were fascists too, indeed Metaxis was quite chummy with the Nazis in Germany. Mussolini however still invaded the place: Greece is Roman from ‘way back don’t cha know. Sound familiar?

It didn’t go well, despite a massive advantage to the Italians on paper. Adolf had to bail Benny out. I wonder who will bail Vlad out?

The Z War is a baddies on baddies affair. The tactics and strategy are fascinating to someone like me who has been reading history for a long time, including military history, but to think either side are the goodies is to be extremely naive.

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 7, 2022 7:57 pm

OTOH, inside Australia, if you are in no particular hurry, flying the family bugsmasher with Mrs Eyrie, trusty First officer and Loadmaster, is a blast. Particularly when we are in smooth air above little cottonwool cumulus at 7500, 8500 or 9500 feet with the Lycoming rumbling contentedly. Or Albury -Toowoomba in 4 hours with no wind, not a ripple in the sky. Air Chief Marshall weather. There’s enough to do and the scenery is nice. Treasured experiences.

Winston Smith
October 7, 2022 7:58 pm

Sancho Panzer:

But not deleted from Insta. Because it was no doubt a photo of Reynolds and Britnah and projected to Insta-world the image of Britnah’s grrrrl-power.
This is getting awkwarder and awkwarder – if that is a word.

It’s a concept on its way to becoming a meme.

P
P
October 7, 2022 7:59 pm

Winston, how is it going for your sister these days.
Every time you post a comment I say a prayer for her.
Forgive me if this is an intrusion into your privacy. Is so just disregard.

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 8:04 pm

“But as anyone here could tell you, I supported Trump’s foreign policies, especially his excellent and prescient sanctions on Nordstream. You really aren’t that bright, Cassie!”

LOL, I knew it wouldn’t take you long to bite, you really are predictable, and that DaStink, doesn’t make you very bright.

Winston Smith
October 7, 2022 8:04 pm

Indolent:

NEW – Ukraine’s Zelensky calls on NATO to launch “preemptive strikes” against Russia to “eliminate the possibility” of a Russian nuclear strike.

This bloke is rapidly starting to look like the classic front bar urger…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 7, 2022 8:08 pm

Doesn’t this sound strangely familiar? Man, It’s almost like I just heard about a US election company with ties to the CCP, harvesting sensitive election related data

Konnech and Dominion are excellent advertisements for paper and pencils.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Dems try a full steal in November.
They’ll be terrified of the GOP controlling House and Senate.
All those investigations, and Gaia will be unhappy too!

rosie
rosie
October 7, 2022 8:09 pm

I agree, sleep, watch movies, endure and be very happy when the plane lands on the tarmac.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 7, 2022 8:11 pm

This bloke is rapidly starting to look like the classic front bar urger

He’s a good piano player. Not many guys can manage a feat like that. Hard work, if I may say so.

custard
custard
October 7, 2022 8:14 pm

Dems try a full steal in November

custard
custard
October 7, 2022 8:16 pm

If the Dems try that I’d say you’d see the military intervene.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 7, 2022 8:18 pm

Custard – The Dems have been suborning the military since 2008.
They may be clueless but they ain’t stupid.

custard
custard
October 7, 2022 8:23 pm

Trump is dismantling the deep state.

But I gather others on these pages don’t agree with what I say?

He is actually…

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 7, 2022 8:25 pm

It would be helpful if someone could take a (Michael Smith style)roll call at the Brittany trial. Just name and rank. I’m sure it would make very interesting reading.

cohenite
October 7, 2022 8:26 pm

custardsays:
October 7, 2022 at 8:14 pm
Dems try a full steal in November

True.

custardsays:
October 7, 2022 at 8:16 pm
If the Dems try that I’d say you’d see the military intervene.

Not true.

cohenite
October 7, 2022 8:27 pm

Watters and Tucker putting incontrovertible evidence that the bidens have committed treason. In a just world these bastards would be hung.

custard
custard
October 7, 2022 8:28 pm

Just cranked 103Mbps on StarLink

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 7, 2022 8:28 pm

Messiahs and prophets don’t get much of a hearing on the Cat. Ask struth.

custard
custard
October 7, 2022 8:30 pm

It tipped 203Mbps last night ever so briefly on the speed test.

Makka
Makka
October 7, 2022 8:33 pm

Trump is dismantling the deep state.

We can see with 20/20 hindsight, he didn’t stand a chance of doing it. Not during his tenure. Sure , he exposed it and put up a tremendous fight. But it’s just too big, too deep and too powerful.
BUT cracks are appearing and there are some up and comers that may do the deep state more serious damage. We’ll have to wait and see. Elon’s twitter might be helpful to that end. While the FBI/CIA/IRS et all remain weaponised under leftist controlled , I don’t see much real change though.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 7, 2022 8:39 pm

But it did go quite well for Genghis Khan.

He tried it from the other direction though.

Black Ball
Black Ball
October 7, 2022 8:41 pm

Rabz, any music fred to fritter away the Friday evening?

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 7, 2022 8:41 pm

Pirate Pete : Enters stage left

Black Ball
Black Ball
October 7, 2022 8:43 pm

Also Dragger, you ready for the overpaid cricketers to strut their stuff this summer? Who are they even playing in the Tests?

Black Ball
Black Ball
October 7, 2022 8:50 pm

Oasis were just one of the very best bands.
https://youtu.be/dxOn-aZZ9z0

mc
mc
October 7, 2022 8:53 pm

Oasis were just one of the very best bands.

According the these guys, they were quite limited

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2wJDnyd-ow

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 7, 2022 8:53 pm

Who are they even playing in the Tests?

WI and the Jaapies, I think.

Watching the T20 at present. The obvious highlight was SookCheat twitching like Peter Garrett after he ran out Glenn Maxwell for 1.

I also have a Great Prediction. The other cheating dwarf flog Warner has maybe a couple of years left. His replacement won’t be any of the current crop. It will be 21 year old left handed specialist red ball opener Ashley Chandrasinghe.

Plays for Casey South Melbourne, and rookie contracted this year by Victoria. Made 110 in a Vic pre-season match in NSW a month ago. Also made five tons in a row in Premier Cricket up here during the season just gone.

rickw
rickw
October 7, 2022 8:53 pm

According to Reuters, the Biden administration plans next month to broaden curbs on U.S shipments to China of semiconductors used for artificial intelligence and chip-making tools.

Serpentsa has a quite good video up on this topic, his main point is that it’s relatively easy to copy designs, but often it’s incredibly difficult to copy the processes that make those designs work. This is what the CCP are facing in the chip industry.

He used an example to illustrate this that is reasonably well known. Until quite recently, all balls in Chinese made ball point pens were imported. They couldn’t make the balls anywhere near as good as others. They did have local manufacturers, but even the CCP admitted that their balls were shit.

After a massive R&D effort and huge spending, the CCP can now make balls that aren’t completely inferior.

(A bloke I know makes replacement parts for hercus lathes, he ran into exactly the same issue trying to reproduce their beautifully made graduated scales, fortunately he found an old school company that had the know how to make a roll engraver that could produce equivalent quality.)

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 7, 2022 8:54 pm

True to form, Warner pops up on the teev being interviewed by a TV cricket chick.

Standing on a milk crate, as they were roughly the same height on screen.

duncanm
duncanm
October 7, 2022 8:55 pm

Eyriesays:
October 7, 2022 at 7:57 pm
OTOH, inside Australia, if you are in no particular hurry, flying the family bugsmasher with Mrs Eyrie, trusty First officer and Loadmaster, is a blast

Eyrie,

I bumped into this bloke recently on a remote airstrip.

He and his missus seem to be having a hell of nice time scooting around the country in their contraption.

P
P
October 7, 2022 8:56 pm

Straighten Up & Fly Right -Nat King Cole

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 8:58 pm

Black Ballsays:
October 7, 2022 at 8:50 pm
Oasis were just one of the very best bands.
https://youtu.be/dxOn-aZZ9z0J

What a load of rubbish. Crap music from a load of Mancs,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 7, 2022 9:02 pm

Winston Smithsays:
October 7, 2022 at 8:04 pm
Indolent:

NEW – Ukraine’s Zelensky calls on NATO to launch “preemptive strikes” against Russia to “eliminate the possibility” of a Russian nuclear strike.

This bloke is rapidly starting to look like the classic front bar urger…

Much like m0nty-fa over the past two or three days?

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 7, 2022 9:05 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:
October 7, 2022 at 8:39 pm
But it did go quite well for Genghis Khan.

He tried it from the other direction though.

That would be the direction of China? Something about “unequal treaties” comes to mind.

duncanm
duncanm
October 7, 2022 9:05 pm

Serpentsa has a quite good video up on this topic, his main point is that it’s relatively easy to copy designs, but often it’s incredibly difficult to copy the processes that make those designs work.

xactly. Metallurgy, materials, assembly processes, adhesives, contamination, secret ingredients, tolerance stackups.. all this stuff is where your real IP value lives.

Masks on an IC are easy to copy. The etch and implant processes, and thermal steps amongst other things – not so much.

areff
areff
October 7, 2022 9:05 pm

these bastards would be hung.

Their genitals are of no concern to decent people, who would prefer to see them hanged according the rules of good grammar.

Pardon the nitpicking but as a sub of many seasons, that and the always misused ‘begs the question’, always fires my ire

Black Ball
Black Ball
October 7, 2022 9:07 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 7, 2022 9:07 pm

Messiahs and prophets don’t get much of a hearing on the Cat.

Bear, the 2000th anniversary of a certain event is coming, in 2029 perhaps.
Millennialism is fun. Likewise fun that the usual suspects talk about the Earth burning in a few years.
One wonders whether they might be correct for the wrong reason. 😀

(I don’t think so, but I like trolling Greenies.)

mc
mc
October 7, 2022 9:08 pm

areff,
Having only a barely adequate tech school education, can you enlighten me on the misuse of ‘begs the question’?

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 7, 2022 9:08 pm

trying to reproduce their beautifully made graduated scales

I think I’d draw the scales in a CAD program and use laser engraving.

duncanm
duncanm
October 7, 2022 9:10 pm

He and his missus seem to be having a hell of nice time scooting around the country in their contraption.

to clarify – it was one of these (or similar), not a Catalina as in that story.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Buccaneer

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 9:12 pm

Black Ballsays:
October 7, 2022 at 8:50 pm
Oasis were just one of the very best bands.
https://youtu.be/dxOn-aZZ9z0

Come U Spurs…………………..

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 7, 2022 9:16 pm

to clarify – it was one of these (or similar), not a Catalina as in that story.
Aviation vagrancy. It’s fun.

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 9:18 pm

“Their genitals are of no concern to decent people, who would prefer to see them hanged according the rules of good grammar.”

My mother always said…

Pictures are hung
People are hanged

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 7, 2022 9:19 pm

Just cranked 103Mbps on StarLink

Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds occasionally comments about his Starlink experience. He reports much the same.

I’m currently getting 30208 kbps via NBN (says my modem just now), which ain’t bad since I’m only actually paying for 25Mbps. So Starlink would be much better, except I don’t really need the speed.

areff
areff
October 7, 2022 9:19 pm

mc: here’s an example of begging the question

q: Why do you do it that way?

a: because that’s the way I do it.

It’s a response, but only rephrases the question.

What most folk mean when they say ‘begs the question’ is ‘poses the question’

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 7, 2022 9:20 pm

Pictures are hung
People are hanged

Quite so!

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
October 7, 2022 9:20 pm

Texas Man Enters Newborn Baby Nursery, Chokes Baby as He Says, “Die!” – Fights Off Staff

I suspect the “Texas” man is a Putin shill.
Doing his part by killing Ukrainian babies in Odessa.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
October 7, 2022 9:25 pm

Mc, to beg the question is to assume you already know the answer. For example, to ask if m0nty is a scurrilous fuckwit. To raise a question is to ask a question where you don’t already know the answer. Question begging comes from old style logic, where it is regarded as a dishonest mode of argument.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 7, 2022 9:28 pm

Sorry BB I don’t know any songs of theirs. I never listened to much music in the 90’s. Too busy working and fishing. You’re the only person I’ve heard of that liked them, every comment about them has been derogatory. I’d never heard Nirvana either.

cohenite
October 7, 2022 9:28 pm

areffsays:
October 7, 2022 at 9:05 pm
these bastards would be hung.

Their genitals are of no concern to decent people, who would prefer to see them hanged according the rules of good grammar.

I was going to suggest they should be stripped naked and staked on an ant’s nest but I thought decorum should prevail. That’ll learns me.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 7, 2022 9:30 pm

not a Catalina

Similar to a Seagull, which were the aircraft on our very first aircraft carrier in 1925.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 7, 2022 9:30 pm

Oops, 1928. I should use my eyes.

Mc
Mc
October 7, 2022 9:36 pm

Thanks Arecibo and dr b. The cat is a great place to learn.

Mc
Mc
October 7, 2022 9:39 pm

Sorry, that should be areff not Arecibo

Morsie
Morsie
October 7, 2022 9:41 pm

Settling down for some TV and I espy a light entertainment program on ABC fronted by of all people Frank Elly.
What happened to drama on Friday night?
FMD these ABC people are like zombies ,unlkillable.They retire and you think thank fuck but no back they come.

Dot
Dot
October 7, 2022 9:41 pm

Texas Man Enters Newborn Baby Nursery, Chokes Baby as He Says, “Die!” – Fights Off Staff

If he couldn’t get into med school to murder babies, he should have become a bus driver for Planned Parenthood’s marauding murder mobile.

DaFisk
DaFisk
October 7, 2022 9:46 pm

https://mobile.twitter.com/wo_ai/status/1578111856535040001

Peter Lee
@wo_ai
Our apartment locked down for 48 hours while we were out at lunch so checked into a nearby hotel for a night. Hotel now locked down for 7 days due to a positive COVID case #china #covid #shanghai #CovidIsNotOver #lockdown

The only way out of this self-destructive nightmare for China is if XJP just pretends it doesn’t exist sometime after the CCP congress in a couple weeks. They could deliberately spike the NAT testing kits so they don’t detect “the latest strain” of COVID or something.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
October 7, 2022 9:46 pm

Near the Water, Gustave Moreau, 1896.

That art work is atrocious.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 7, 2022 9:47 pm

Settling down for some TV and I espy a light entertainment program on ABC fronted by of all people Frank Elly.

Frank got a bit of a touch up by the media watchdog. Should resume her career as Guild lesbian activities coordinator. Or is that lesbian Guild activities coordinator. Either way – just piss off and get of Aunty’s tit.

Rabz
October 7, 2022 9:50 pm

Pictures are hung
People are hanged

A fate awaiting collectivists of the latter, a prelude to their participation in the mighty and long overdue implementation of the sacred ritual that is HOP Time™ …

An event that will make the medieval Auto-da-fé resemble a toddlers’ tea partee.

*Being those not forgotten, much less forgiven. On a lengthy list, they are. Dead, dead, dead and then justly despatched to the deepest and darkest circles of Hell, they will be. 🙂

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 7, 2022 9:56 pm

If the Dems try that I’d say you’d see the military intervene.

Custard, being polite, I’d say you are off the pace.
But zero filter, you are a fucking moron.
Educate yourself about the landscape in the US.
Stop being a tard posting Q shit.
Educate yourself.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 7, 2022 9:56 pm

Explained: How to navigate the A-Z of modern sexuality
Claudia ConnellDaily Mail
October 7, 2022 12:30PM

There was a time when the number of sexual orientations could be counted on one hand.

But in today’s ever-diverse society there are now dozens of sexualities by which people identify.

One of those grabbed the headlines this week when a royal navy engineer in the UK denied sexually assaulting a male colleague. Able Seaman Triss Smythe (who uses the pronouns they/them) told a court-martial that they could not have done it, since they were “demisexual”.

This, they explained, means they need to form a strong emotional bond with anyone before they could even begin to think about sexual contact.

The 23-year-old was cleared yesterday.

It’s just one of many terms that you may not have heard of.

So, for those wanting to navigate modern sexuality, here is your A-Z guide to the myriad sexualities people claim in 2022.
ABROSEXUAL

This is a person whose sexuality is in a permanent state of flux. One day they could be heterosexual, the next homosexual or asexual (someone who does not experience sexual attraction to anyone). Not to be confused with pansexual (see below), in fact an abrosexual can, if the mood takes them, also be pansexual.

A — Androsexual

Somebody of any sex or gender who is sexually and romantically attracted to masculinity. But — just to make things more interesting — that masculinity does necessarily have to be displayed by a man.

Autosexual/Autoromantic

If you’re autosexual then you are sexually attracted and aroused by your own body and have a desire to have sex with yourself. Autosexuals are attracted to others — but not as much as they are attracted to themselves. An autoromantic, on the other hand, is romantically, but not necessarily sexually, attracted to themselves. Autoromantics often develop crushes on themselves and buy themselves romantic gifts — especially on Valentine’s day.
B — BAMBI LESBIAN

In a previous generation this person would simply have been asexual, but not today.

Nowadays, a Bambi Lesbian is a woman who identifies as gay but prefers not to be sexually active. However, she does like displays of affection such as hugs, kisses and hand-holding. The word bambi is often used in the LGBTQ community to imply playfulness, and a preference for affection over sexual engagement.

Bioromantic

Those coming under this umbrella feel romantic and emotional connections to more than one gender. Many bioromantics are asexual (not sexually active) and the attraction they feel is not sexually charged.

Bt — this is where it gets a bit complicated — bisexuals (those attracted to more than one gender and sexually active) can also be bioromantic.
C — CETEROSEXUAL

Somebody who is attracted to transgender (those who identify as a sex other than the one they were born as) and non-binary people (those that don’t identify as any gender) and occasionally cisgender people (those who identify as their biological sex).

A ceterosexual may be trans or non-binary themselves — but not necessarily.

In other words, they’re what most of us would call open-minded.

Cupiosexual

LIke asexuals, cupiosexuals are not usually sexually attracted to anybody. Unlike asexuals they still desire to be in a sexual relationship, despite rarely having the mojo to do anything about it.
D — DEMISEXUAL

As claimed by Able Seaman Smythe, a demisexual is somebody who only becomes sexual ly attracted to somebody after developing a deep, emotional attachment to them.

They might also be demiromantic, meaning they also can’t develop romantic feelings until a strong connection has been established.
E —ESTHESIOSEXUAL

TakIng its name from the greek for touch, an esthesiosexual can be of any sexual persuasion, but they are more turned on by sensual touch than traditional sex.

An esthesiosexual might be a good match for a greysexual (see below).
F — FINSEXUAL

Remember our androsexual friends from earlier?

Well, this is the feminine equivalent: people of any gender who are attracted to femininity, although — you guessed it — not necessarily in a woman.

Rabz
October 7, 2022 9:59 pm

There is no repentance in the woild we exist in.

Just death to those that deserve (and indeed are begging for) it and the righteous frisson that is gifted to those justly dishing it out. 🙂

We could have colonised space decades ago.

Thanks to collectivists, we’ll be existing (briefly) in conditions akin to those suffered by medieval peasants in the dark ages.

Unless, we get out there and go nookular on their backsides.

feelthebern
feelthebern
October 7, 2022 9:59 pm

Let me help you.
The PAC’s funding the Pennsylvania push are Trump aligned top to bottom.
The PAC’s funding the Arizona push are Thiel aligned.
Why do you think that’s the case?

custard
custard
October 7, 2022 10:00 pm

FTB

Go and fuck yourself

Rabz
October 7, 2022 10:01 pm

a light entertainment program on the ALPBC fronted by Frank Elly

Who refuses to open the pod bay doors. 🙁

cohenite
October 7, 2022 10:02 pm

A great restaurant; on the shores of Lake Macquarie. I can’t wait until my ban period expires and I can go back.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 7, 2022 10:03 pm

Q is off the pace.

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