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Near the Water, Gustave Moreau, 1896

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JC
JC
October 6, 2022 8:43 pm

I won’t be shedding any tears when the clotshotted start dying. This universe is pitiless and stupidity is a capital crime.

Medics!

bespoke
bespoke
October 6, 2022 8:44 pm

Oh, yes, we’ll just forget about the obscene coercion and discrimination will we, bespoke?

No

Caved, did you and hate yourself deep down inside?

No

Never forgive, never forget.

Absolutely

You gave up your bodily autonomy to the State.

Again no I did not.

What else will the State require in the future and how will you justify resisting it?

The state is keeping something very precious to my wife and I and we are fighting for her, so chill.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 6, 2022 8:44 pm

The ex-Labor staffer by Brittany’s side.
Thursday, 06 October 2022

Something you won’t find in the media reports of the Brittany Higgins rape trial is mention of this lady along side her.
The lady in blue is PR and political messaging advisor Emma Webster, a former Kevin Rudd staffer and these days a big bucks Hawker Britton Labor-aligned spin artist.

She also spent time working for Chairman Dan in Victoria.

Michael Smith News.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 6, 2022 8:49 pm

More inbred than a Tasmanian family reunion.

Indolent
Indolent
October 6, 2022 8:51 pm

The denialism about Russia’s anti-human COVID policies has to stop
It’s extremely embarrassing.
Edward Slavsquat, 16 hr ago

One of the comments under this piece.

It means this war is just a pantomime like everything else then. Putin doesn’t care any more for the Russian people than Hillary Clinton does. Sputnik still injects the spike protein (2 shots) which is a neurotoxin and carcinogenic. We are all just expendable NPCs in their global depopulation video game.

Hard to argue with.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 6, 2022 8:52 pm

The classic was Gillard. Turfed by Slugs & Grubs, tossed a lifeline by Mother Russia and then bobs up in Canberra in a safe seat.

Cassie of Sydney
October 6, 2022 8:53 pm

“It seems that Simon Birmingham was unhappy with what Tina McQueen, a Lib vice president, said at CPAC over the weekend. On a panel about rebuilding the party, McQueen said that those “moderates” who were turfed out by their electorates in May – was something she said had been working for for years. To that, Birmingham thinks that she should consider her position as a VP of the Libs.

How amazing is that! Out of South Australia – which historically has been one of the most “top heavy” in moderates – and the place where one of his confreres – Christopher Pyne – when in parliament, identified for GetUp which of that state’s Libs were the conservatives to go after.”

Indeed BBS. Despite the fact that I find McQueen a bit of a lightweight, I’ll take her any day over the likes of Birmingham, Archer, Fletcher and Leeser.

Oh and unbelievable chutzpah from Birmingham, complaining about what McQueen said on Sunday afternoon at CPAC, yet this is the same hypocrite who joined in the verbal lynching of Katherine Deves during the election campaign. Birmingham merrily joined in along with other so called faux Liberals such as Kean, Sharma and Zimmerman to call for Deves to be disendorsed. It appears that Birmingham can dish it out but he can’t take it.

Birmingham clearly doesn’t believe in free speech, quite odd from a so called “Liberal” because I’m pretty sure that free speech is one of the tenets found in Menzies “The Forgotten People” speech of 1942.

Birmingham is a fucking hypocrite and I’m fucking sick and tired of faux Liberals.

flyingduk
flyingduk
October 6, 2022 8:58 pm

Default should be – Governments always lie, what are they selling?

Governments
Media
Experts
Professional bodies
etc
etc
etc

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 9:01 pm

Because their compliance sentenced us all to more than 2 years of this shite. It would have ended within a few days if everyone said no.

Why not start with those who succumbed, but still wear the cloak of The Resistance, flinging shit at others who got the jab, but their motivations are not adjudged worthy enough.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 6, 2022 9:02 pm

Anyway, FWIW, the West Australian Wheatbelt is headed for quite a decent year, notwithstanding the increased prices of fertilizer and chemicals.

There is a fertilizer plant being built on the Burrup – the local indigenous are complaining it will destroy their cavepaintings and songlines…..F.F.S, the rest of Australia is moving well into the Twentyfirst century …

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 6, 2022 9:03 pm

Crossie

That Daniel Andrews’ kids attend Catholic schools is an admission that they are superior to his government schools.

It would be interesting to discover what proportion of Liars and Slime politicians at both state and federal levels send their kids to non-government schools. I suspect it would be an embarrassingly high number.

Cassie of Sydney
October 6, 2022 9:04 pm

“The ex-Labor staffer by Brittany’s side.
Thursday, 06 October 2022

Something you won’t find in the media reports of the Brittany Higgins rape trial is mention of this lady along side her.
The lady in blue is PR and political messaging advisor Emma Webster, a former Kevin Rudd staffer and these days a big bucks Hawker Britton Labor-aligned spin artist.

She also spent time working for Chairman Dan in Victoria.”

So Tom was right in his earlier comment and it also relates to what I wrote above, Higgins has been used as a political pawn by the likes of her partner, Wilkinson, Maiden and others.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 9:07 pm

I won’t be shedding any tears when the clotshotted start dying. This universe is pitiless and stupidity is a capital crime.

Which grave of the vaxxed would you dance on Eyrie?
Mater’s?
Matrix?
Farmer Gez?
Do tell.

Bar Beach Swimmer
October 6, 2022 9:07 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:
October 6, 2022 at 8:53 pm

Yes, Cassie, “Birmo” is one of the real “heavy weights” in Liberal Party values. /sarc

P
P
October 6, 2022 9:08 pm

Crossiesays:
October 6, 2022 at 8:34 pm

That Daniel Andrews’ kids attend Catholic schools is an admission that they are superior to his government schools.

Daniel Andrews was educated at the Marist Brothers’ Galen Catholic College.

Mater
October 6, 2022 9:09 pm

Which grave of the vaxxed would you dance on Eyrie?
Mater’s?

It’s Marter, if you don’t mind!

Marter
October 6, 2022 9:15 pm

That’s better!
Fits like a glove sock.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 9:20 pm

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Matersays:

October 6, 2022 at 9:09 pm

Which grave of the vaxxed would you dance on Eyrie?
Mater’s?

It’s Marter, if you don’t mind!

Sorry.
Auto correct.
But the point remains.
Fuckwits like St Ruth and now Biggles of Toyland are pretty free with their condemnation of the vaxxed.
Or at least some vaxxed.
It was a numbers game.
Every vaxed was another brick in the wall, apparently.
So why are some of the vaxxed held highly accountable for the faux martyrdom of St Ruth and Biggles, and others not so much?

bespoke
bespoke
October 6, 2022 9:23 pm

You left out the Doc, Sancho.

Marter
October 6, 2022 9:24 pm

So why are some of the vaxxed held highly accountable for the faux martyrdom of St Ruth and Biggles, and others not so much?

I guess because some of us didn’t shill for the vax, or go to extreme lengths to discredit those who questioned them.

Just a guess, mind.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 6, 2022 9:24 pm

FMD. Every time you go inside to have a bit of dinner you miss something. Usually, it’s the fall of a wicket on the teev. Today it’s this:

I won’t be shedding any tears when the clotshotted start dying. This universe is pitiless and stupidity is a capital crime.

As mentioned ad infinitum to that other cockhead from SW Quenthland, the one and only reason I got hit was to enable me to go interstate and see my sainted mother, who was poorly after the death of her husband of 52 years – and my father – on 13 August 2021.

As also mentioned, I was trapped here when Dad – one of the great men of our times – was on his deathbed after a) 25 years of rheumatoid arthritis straight from the top shelf, b) the lunchbox full of daily anti-inflams and c) anti-side effect drugs destroyed his immune system, and eventually killed him on that day. Along with pneumonia at the end, as is the case with so many.

As for dying, I’ll tell you this – I only hope to outlive my mother, and not to outlive my son. That’s it.

So what you can do, Eyrie, is get off your high horse, and go fuck yourself – with or without said horse – and stop telling what to do, and what I should have done.

Another Woomba single interest nuffy. I really don’t give a fuck whether you approve of my rationale or not. Clearly, you are (or were) a boat owner as well.

Very happy to take it to the OK Corral, because I’m yer fuckin’ huckleberry.

cohenite
October 6, 2022 9:24 pm

Birmingham is a fucking hypocrite and I’m fucking sick and tired of faux Liberals.

Birmingham, who looks like an anaemic poofta, is according to Rowan Dean, Dud Dutton’s right-hand dick stroker. If so, I suppose after the NSW libs get reduced to a telephone booth with matt kean doing the dialling, the feds will go even harder down the faux green route.

Cassie of Sydney
October 6, 2022 9:24 pm

It’s Marter, if you don’t mind!”

Have you transitioned?

calli
calli
October 6, 2022 9:27 pm

Caved, did you and hate yourself deep down inside?

No. Unless I wanted to outsource the care of my parents to total strangers*, I had little choice.

I don’t want your crocodile tears when I die.

* who would also be despicable traitors

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 6, 2022 9:28 pm

I really couldn’t give a shit, Pansie. IIRC you got the shot fairly late in the piece when there was plenty of evidence that it was ineffective and dangerous. The knife deep inside twisting in your guts is it?

Marter
October 6, 2022 9:29 pm

Have you transitioned?

If you can’t beat them…
I’d prefer it spelt right (martyr), but you get what you’re given.

Bar Beach Swimmer
October 6, 2022 9:31 pm

Mater, sent you something

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 6, 2022 9:34 pm

Eyrie.

Check your email.

Cassie of Sydney
October 6, 2022 9:34 pm

“If you can’t beat them…
I’d prefer it spelt right (martyr), but you get what you’re given.”

Don’t worry, I promise never to deadname you.

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 6, 2022 9:37 pm

I don’t want your crocodile tears when I die.

Ain’t got no tears, just hate for the arseholes who inflicted this on us. My and Mrs Eyrie’s families all got the shot. Most out of sheer ignorance and refusal to do any research. Some because they wanted to travel, which is the dumbest reason of them all.
IIRC you got the shot because your beloved was pressuring you and he afterwards found new information and admitted you’d both been lied to. Different story now?

Crossie
Crossie
October 6, 2022 9:39 pm

P says:
October 6, 2022 at 9:08 pm
Crossiesays:
October 6, 2022 at 8:34 pm

That Daniel Andrews’ kids attend Catholic schools is an admission that they are superior to his government schools.
Daniel Andrews was educated at the Marist Brothers’ Galen Catholic College.

Can we call him the one and only failure?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 9:42 pm

I guess because some of us didn’t shill for the vax, or go to extreme lengths to discredit those who questioned them.

No, no.
Not so fast.
The mere fact a person got vaxxed emboldened The Authorities to oppress the Martyred.
It was purely quantitative, not qualitative.
Their reasons for getting vaxxed and reluctance (or otherwise) didn’t factor into the decision making of The Authorities.
So again, aren’t you (along with Matrix, Gez et al) equally accountable for the imagined “predicament” of Biggles and St Ruth as Rosie, me, JC and Knuckles?

Crossie
Crossie
October 6, 2022 9:43 pm

calli says:
October 6, 2022 at 9:27 pm
Caved, did you and hate yourself deep down inside?
No. Unless I wanted to outsource the care of my parents to total strangers*, I had little choice.

I did not hate myself either. It was getting the vaxx or not seeing my dying mother in a nursing home. It was paramount that mum had me with her and also that I was sure she was comfortable.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 9:45 pm

Pretty easy to sit in rural Queensssland with nothing on the line taking pot-shots, and boring people shitless with Biggles fantasies.

calli
calli
October 6, 2022 9:45 pm

Different story now?

No. All part of the same story. Some of which I disclosed. Do you think I’m stupid enough to spill everything on the interwebs?

Not interested in your shit on the liver. You’ll have to deal with it yourself.

Indolent
Indolent
October 6, 2022 9:45 pm

This is an earlier article linked in Edward Slavsquat’s article on Russian Covid mandates and it’s absolutely horrifying.

Russia’s Great Reset: Facing reality

bespoke
bespoke
October 6, 2022 9:46 pm

The grifters that used the situation for there own agendas deserve some of the blame for people not doing adequate research.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 6, 2022 9:47 pm

IIRC you got the shot fairly late in the piece when there was plenty of evidence that it was ineffective and dangerous.

That’s on me. Not you.

Start screeching at your own family, the ones you wished you could control but couldn’t, before you yip yip yip yip at people half a continent away.

I’ve said my piece, and you refuse to duel it out on the purpose-built thread (again, like the other ‘real Quenthland man’ from the Last Holdout), so I reckon we’re done here.

Huckleberry.

Crossie
Crossie
October 6, 2022 9:51 pm

Just to add a bit more to my previous comment. I was going to resist having the vaccine even if it cost me my job, I was close to retirement anyway. However, the government had my mother as a hostage. Principally, she was in a nursing home and then in and out of hospitals depending on her condition. Even though I have siblings mum was closest to me and depended on seeing me. I made the decision to have the vaxx just to make my mother’s last days not spent in anxiety.

min
min
October 6, 2022 9:52 pm

Remember what LindaReynolds called her ? Seems like she was spot on and pathological one at that . Talking with doctor friends today who are amazed 11 vodkas didn’t kill her .

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 6, 2022 9:54 pm

I made the decision to have the vaxx just to make my mother’s last days not spent in anxiety.

Crossie, according to the Woomba model airplane ‘pilot’ you are history’s greatest monster.

Eyrie
Eyrie
October 6, 2022 9:54 pm

No. All part of the same story. Some of which I disclosed.

So why didn’t you admit that you got the shot to look after your parents? Seems harmless enough. Different story though from what you said here.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 10:03 pm

Many tales of schisms in families over the vax.
I have had cause to wonder about some of them.
Was the vax the real cause?
Or were the fault lines already there and the vax was just a convenient vehicle to ditch a hectoring old blowhard from family functions.
No names, of course.
Just a generalisation.

Top Ender
Top Ender
October 6, 2022 10:03 pm

Did someone mention Biggles fantasies?

Mrs TE is insisting we watch The Empress on Netflix so a distraction would be welcome.

min
min
October 6, 2022 10:04 pm

Does anyone know who the other woman at BH ‘s side , looks butch . ?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 10:04 pm

So why didn’t you admit that you got the shot to look after your parents?

Pick me sir!
I know this one!
The correct answer is, “Fuck off. None of your business, Mini-Biggles.”

bespoke
bespoke
October 6, 2022 10:04 pm

You are angry at the wrong people, Eyrie.

Digger
Digger
October 6, 2022 10:06 pm

Campbell makes it pretty clear. He’s being censored by YouTube to prevent any discussion of ivermectin; the clinical trial results are being suppressed; he has ivermectin on hand for his own use.

And he quite openly and cleverly showed that he had used it…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 10:06 pm

Even though I have siblings mum was closest to me and depended on seeing me. I made the decision to have the vaxx just to make my mother’s last days not spent in anxiety.

Phhht.
Without so much as a second thought for St Ruth’s boat.

Cassie of Sydney
October 6, 2022 10:08 pm

“Crossiesays:
October 6, 2022 at 9:51 pm”

You don’t have to explain or justify anything.

bespoke
bespoke
October 6, 2022 10:11 pm

You don’t have to explain or justify anything.

Correct

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 10:20 pm

You don’t have to explain or justify anything.

Exactly.
Nobody does.
And you know what Mini-Biggles?
You can shake your fist at the clouds* all day long.
Knock yourself out, champ.
See if you can alienate even more people.
No skin off for me.
….
* They’re Cumulo-Numbnuts clouds.
Fly your model plane around, not under.

MatrixTransform
October 6, 2022 10:21 pm

i wonder why the forum is empty?

any clues?

anybody?

P
P
October 6, 2022 10:25 pm

No. All part of the same story. Some of which I disclosed.

So why didn’t you admit that you got the shot to look after your parents? Seems harmless enough. Different story though from what you said here.

IIRC it was because I stood beside my favourite grandson (12yrs) so ‘whatever happened to him would happen to me.’

Also it was ‘to save my marriage’.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 10:28 pm

i wonder why the forum is empty?

Mini-Biggles has crashed his PC flight sim?

132andBush
132andBush
October 6, 2022 10:32 pm

i wonder why the forum is empty?

any clues?

anybody?

Arky did it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 10:32 pm

i wonder why the forum is empty?

Empty?
Thursday.
Nearly 1700 comments on a forum which opened on Tuesday.
Some shops would kill for that sort of traffic.
Is it because not all comments concur with your particular view?
Is that the definition of “empty”?
Or is it because people have … snort, cackle … “perjuried themselves”?

Louis Litt
October 6, 2022 10:33 pm

Hey Calli – on the road to Skye – have visited the “garden of cosmic speculation” – I think it’s near Perth or Dundee

custard
custard
October 6, 2022 10:34 pm

Musk is a white hat.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 6, 2022 10:34 pm

Brittany Higgins made secret tapes to spread word of rape

Remy Varga
NSW Reporter
@RemyVarga
Kristin Short
21 minutes ago October 6, 2022

So desperate was Brittany Higgins to be believed about her alleged rape at Parliament House that she covertly recorded conversations – including one with a cabinet ­minister – and distributed them to “as many people as possible”.

Day three of Bruce Lehrmann’s rape trial also heard that Ms Higgins gave two media interviews – including a six-hour tell-all with The Project’s Lisa Wilkinson – before approaching police with her complaint.

Audio played to the court revealed that Ms Higgins had wanted The Project interview to drop at the start of a parliamentary sitting week in February 2021 to force the ­government to respond to her ­allegations.

Under cross-examination for the first time, Ms Higgins’ credibility was attacked by the defence.

The former staffer admitted she made incorrect statements on how much time had passed before she wore again the white cocktail dress she had on the night of the alleged rape.

Ms Higgins had said she kept the dress under her bed in a plastic bag for six months but was shown a photo of her wearing it on May 15, about eight weeks after the ­alleged assault.

“I was wrong (about how long it was there),” she said.

“I made a mistake … I left it under my bed for a period of time, and I was wrong about that time.”

The court has heard that at the time Ms Higgins claims she was in the toilet at work having a panic attack for three hours, she was ­actually at a valedictory lunch for former Liberal MP Steven Ciobo with her former boyfriend Ben ­Dillaway. Asked when the panic attack had happened, Ms Higgins could not recall.

“There were so many trau­matising events,” she said.

She also conceded that a photo that purportedly showed a bruise on her left leg, which she earlier said was caused when Mr Lehrmann pinned her left thigh down with his knee on the outside edge of a couch, was actually of her right leg.

The court heard a snippet of audio from a January 27 meeting between Ms Higgins, Wilkinson and her boyfriend David Sharaz.

In the audio, Mr Sharaz is heard saying the couple wanted the story to drop on February 15, 2021, because it was the start of a parliamentary sitting week.

“It’s a sitting week when we want the story to come out,” Mr Sharaz can be heard telling Wilkinson and her producer.

“Sitting week the story comes out … questions … it’s a mess for them. That’s why Britt’s picked that timeline.”

In the audio, Mr Sharaz said Ms Higgins had devised a timeline that the story would drop before a sitting week so the government would have to take questions.

He said Labor senator Katy Gallagher would probe and keep the story going in March at a ­Senate estimates hearing.

Ms Higgins on Thursday told the court that she stood by her timing: “As a media adviser, as anyone who is a professional in their field, you’d obviously – if you are going to run a story that’s political in ­nature, you would always drop it at the start of a sitting week so I stand by that as a choice.”

She said negotiations over timing were led by the journalists to whom she had given the interview: Samantha Maiden, from news.com.au, and Wilkinson.

“They both had sort of ­exclusive rights and they were fighting over when it would be ­released and who did what and who got the exclusive drop so that come Walkleys (Walkley Awards) time, who could claim what,” Ms Higgins said.

“So it became not even about me or my story. It became about them so ­realistically it was – it was about – it was their choice and their call. I didn’t really have remit or control over it at that point.”

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

He stared at Ms Higgins as audio of The Project meeting played in the courtroom.

Steven Whybrow, representing Mr Lehrmann, told the court police wanted to interview Ms Higgins about the alleged sexual assault before the media published her story but she ­wanted the “media releases to play out first”.

Ms Higgins said: “I don’t accept that.”

Mr Whybrow said Ms Higgins wanted the story to break in the media before she gave police an interview, so that politicians would not be able to avoid answering questions by being able to say they couldn’t comment because of a police investigation.

Ms Higgins replied that the two goals were “in lock-step”.

“In my mind, I’d quit my job so there was no impetus for either of those things (the media or police interviews) not to happen,” she said.

The 27-year-old confirmed she met with police at the ­Belconnen Police Station on February 6, 2021, accompanied by Mr Sharaz.

At that meeting, she told police she had compiled a timeline of events, a witness list and “recordings from the workplace”.

“They didn’t seem that interested (in the recordings),” she told the court. “They wanted more of the ­actual facts of the assault.”

Ms Higgins said Mr Sharaz gave the dossier and timeline she had compiled for police to two journalists when she was passed out on valium, a decision he had later come to regret.

“I was pretty out of it because I was taking a lot of Valium at that point in time, because I wasn’t coping, and my partner made a ­decision that he will very freely say that he regrets,” she said.

Ms Higgins said she went to the media because she wanted to instigate cultural reform within the Liberal Party.

“I love my party, the Liberal Party, and didn’t necessarily want to hurt them,” she said.

“I wanted to reform this issue [and] I wanted to talk about something that had happened to me.”

Ms Higgins said she had never expected her accused rapist to be named or that police would prosecute the case.

Ms Higgins said she had never expected her accused rapist to be named or that police would prosecute the case

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 6, 2022 10:35 pm

You’re a brave man TE. Bonnet movies are beyond the pale. I don’t have to watch them until I’m the average age of death, 81.2 years.

custard
custard
October 6, 2022 10:36 pm

His Starlink internet is great.

That complex is not a coincidence.

Crossie
Crossie
October 6, 2022 10:36 pm

I’m just watching a recording of Credlin’s show this evening where Daniel Andrews is declaring his Catholic faith. Suddenly Catholicism is important to him just as Peta listed all the anti-Catholic things he enacted. Let me guess, there’s an election coming and he thinks he can fool all those idiot Catholics to vote for him.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 10:36 pm

custardsays:

October 6, 2022 at 10:34 pm

Musk is a white hat.

White is a musk-rat.
Pass it on.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 6, 2022 10:36 pm

What the fuck did La Brittany think the cops were there to do?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 6, 2022 10:38 pm

Nearly 1700 comments on a forum which opened on Tuesday.

Snap.

On ExCat, people would oooooh and ahhhhh in wonder as a seven-day OT approached 3000 comments.

The previous two OTs, on 27 September and 1 October and also covering a seven-day period, clocked up a total of 4210 comments. And that’s without upticks, which are hotly used (apparently) to agree with a post without creating a post saying you agreed with a post.

All the other OTs are there, or thereabouts. The joint’s rolling.

custard
custard
October 6, 2022 10:38 pm

Space Force

Digger
Digger
October 6, 2022 10:41 pm

Credlin interviewed Tucker tonight, which is good; but in commenting on the dearth of political leaders now in the US she compared Trump to biden and remarked that surely the US could do better than these 2.

Not true. She opened that section of the interview by speaking about Biden and Harris and she said surely the US can elect better candidates than those two. Trump was not discussed until after that statement.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 10:41 pm

custardsays:

October 6, 2022 at 10:38 pm

Space Force

Face sports.
Pass it on.

calli
calli
October 6, 2022 10:41 pm

Thanks for the memories P. Nice mask slip.

Would you like it all in point form? Or is it more convenient to have one dimensional answers so your brain won’t hurt?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

What the fuck did La Brittany think the cops were there to do?

Quite so.
Johanna’s observation is correct: Airhead.
Political staffer, but too dumb to know what the cops are for.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 10:43 pm

GreyRangasays:

October 6, 2022 at 10:35 pm

You’re a brave man TE. Bonnet movies are beyond the pale

Is “Bonnet Movies” the collective term for 19th century English period dramas?

JC
JC
October 6, 2022 10:44 pm

Could be because the Three Stooges showing up.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 10:46 pm

callisays:

October 6, 2022 at 10:41 pm

Thanks for the memories P. Nice mask slip.

What?
Me, sir?
No, nothing, just a bit of muffled laughter, sir.

Top Ender
Top Ender
October 6, 2022 10:46 pm

Saved!

2.3 episodes into The Empress on Netflix and Mrs TE pronounces it bollocks.

Not only from the fact she’d read the biography but also historical howlers such as modern hairstyles and a woke dance sequence.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 10:47 pm

JCsays:

October 6, 2022 at 10:44 pm

Could be because the Three Stooges showing up.

I do miss Tool Time, though.

rickw
rickw
October 6, 2022 10:47 pm

Daniel Andrews was educated at the Marist Brothers’ Galen Catholic College.

Predictably known as Gay Land by students of other high schools.

Whoever taught that stupid arsehole deserves a flogging. How do you produce something with such arrogance and stupidity in one package?

Indolent
Indolent
October 6, 2022 10:49 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 10:50 pm

2.3 episodes into The Empress on Netflix and Mrs TE pronounces it bollocks.

Praise the Lord!
The preview was running when I walked into The Good Room this evening.
I immediately filed it under “P” for “Probably No Good”.

rickw
rickw
October 6, 2022 10:52 pm

Because their compliance sentenced us all to more than 2 years of this shite. It would have ended within a few days if everyone said no.

This is absolutely true.

Digger
Digger
October 6, 2022 10:53 pm

I reckon they want a nuclear war which will enable them to stay in power. Its beyond doubt that the US did the Nord Stream bombing. What are they going to do next to provoke putie.

They do not need to do anything to provoke Putin into further atrocities. His entire focus and action now is based purely on himself and retention of his position in power as the most dangerous man on earth…

He will do whatever he thinks will retain the status quo even though he knows that he cannot win a conventional war against NATO and the nuclear option is possibly the end of his country and most assuredly the end of him.

JC
JC
October 6, 2022 10:53 pm

Sanchez

I read earlier today your comment about someone or some people here endlessly whining about the lockdowns etc and blaming the Hunchback (as he should). Meanwhile they’re cheering Duarte’s mass killing spree in the Philippines of those associated with drugs. Who was that?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 6, 2022 10:55 pm

“Sliante” to all you horrible mob.

The dividend season has finished for another year, I’m quite flush with filthy lucre, and the seriously pretty young lady behind the bar of my local informs me that they now carry my favourite Scotch…

m0nty
October 6, 2022 10:57 pm

Thinking more about Putin dropping the bomb, it would put China in an interesting spot.

Surely they would have to join the sanctions in that scenario. Would they also join in the conventional war?

It could end up being like the race to Berlin between the Yanks and Russians at the end of WW2. Spoils of victory would be huge.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 10:58 pm

TE at 10:46.
Mrs P made a similar comment about Wolf Hall. The dialogue wasn’t realistic.
But, then again, if it was scripted in authentic Ye Olde 16th century Englyshe, we would probably only get every second word.
I didn’t mind it, even though the dialogue had a decidedly 21st century lilt to it.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
October 6, 2022 10:59 pm

Yes Thancho.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 6, 2022 11:04 pm

It could end up being like the race to Berlin between the Yanks and Russians at the end of WW2. Spoils of victory would be huge.

Umm, you do know that the Americans and the Russians had already decided how to divide up Germany between them, Berlin was to be in the Soviet zone of occupation, and the Americans weren’t going to have a single soldier killed in any such race? (Michel Dobbs “Six Months in Berlin.”)

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
October 6, 2022 11:05 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:
October 6, 2022 at 9:24 pm

Let’s cut through it. You got the jab, f8ckwit. Bill Gates hasn’t.

Sucked in.

I gave my dad a roasting the other day on the subject …no more shots for him. He’s clicked….it took a while.

You post copious amounts of shit on this blog, KD. Get a job with the ABC.

Good luck with your immune system.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 11:06 pm

Meanwhile they’re cheering Duarte’s mass killing spree in the Philippines of those associated with drugs. Who was that?

I can’t recall off the top.
I thought I read it here but not 100% sure.
I remember it because the hypocrisy struck me.
Imagine sooking about Dan taking our freedoms away (a fair enough complaint) but, in the next breath, cheering on summary street executions.
FMD.
I will do a search and see if I can find it.
Can’t be that many comments about the Philippines (apart from how the girls there like the Aussie $$$$).

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 11:08 pm

I gave my dad a roasting the other day on the subject …no more shots for him. He’s clicked….it took a while.

Possibly got sick of the nagging and just told you that for a bit of peace.
You’ll probably never know for sure.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 11:09 pm

Bonnet dramas.
I am so using that.

rosie
rosie
October 6, 2022 11:09 pm

Speaking of dastardly Dan, does anyone remember the 120 days of daily press conferences when every death was tragic, now in 2022 those deaths number are just par for the course , daily covid press conferences, so very very 2020
hopefully this is the Victorian covid death stats from day one, from our world in data

cohenite
October 6, 2022 11:10 pm

Ms Higgins said she went to the media because she wanted to instigate cultural reform within the Liberal Party.

“I love my party, the Liberal Party, and didn’t necessarily want to hurt them,” she said.

“I wanted to reform this issue [and] I wanted to talk about something that had happened to me.”

Ms Higgins said she had never expected her accused rapist to be named or that police would prosecute the case.

What a shit storm.

Not true. She opened that section of the interview by speaking about Biden and Harris and she said surely the US can elect better candidates than those two. Trump was not discussed until after that statement.

That’ll teach me to listen to her instead or perving at her tits.

duncanm
duncanm
October 6, 2022 11:10 pm

The lady in blue is PR and political messaging advisor Emma Webster

.. Head of communications for First Peoples Assembly Victoria, Aug20 – Aug21

Let’s rewind to

Cassie of Sydneysays:
October 6, 2022 at 5:14 pm

Ms Higgins has admitted to covertly recording a conversation with Minister Michaelia Cash in February 2021 and then distributing it “to as many people as possible”.

The court heard that within 15 minutes of that call finishing, Ms Higgins sent that recording to Emma Webster who, at the time, worked for the first people’s assembly in Victoria and now works in PR.

and we’re supposed to believe Higgins isn’t being used for a labor hit job?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 6, 2022 11:10 pm

You post copious amounts of shit on this blog, KD. Get a job with the ABC.

You still working for 6PR, Mr Trickler?

I hear they’re very good.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 6, 2022 11:12 pm

I gave my dad a roasting the other day on the subject

Yet another in the cavalcade of doofi, upset that they can’t influence their own family and who overcompensate by screeching at individuals on the other side of the country.

duncanm
duncanm
October 6, 2022 11:13 pm

Ms Higgins said she had never expected .. police would prosecute the case

so she was wasting their time. Is that not an offence?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 6, 2022 11:14 pm

Good luck with your immune system.

Thanks, squealy.

By the way – are you still advocating that QEII should have been shot because she’s one of the lizard people?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 6, 2022 11:15 pm

Ms Higgins has admitted to covertly recording a conversation with Minister Michaelia Cash in February 2021 and then distributing it “to as many people as possible”.

Any of the bush lawyers care to comment?

She’s desperate to be believed about the rope – The Oz – but she didn’t think the police would investigate, or name the ropist?

duncanm
duncanm
October 6, 2022 11:15 pm

No doubt its because she’s with 7, but https://twitter.com/ijmullen dropping the truth bombs that much of the print media seems to be omitting.

(HT Michael Smith)

JC
JC
October 6, 2022 11:16 pm

Gee, reading through this evening’s blog-Hallward appears to be mentally well balanced. He left one of the funniest/ weird comments I’ve read on this blog. He said that when I died from a vax caused illness, he’d buy some aviation fuel, fill up the plane and fly down here to piss on my grave.

No mental health issues at all. None . Zero!

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Apropos the Philippine shoot-on-sight approach to drug dealers:
Among the Philippine nationals in my staff & their extended social group in town, this tactic was extremely popular.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
October 6, 2022 11:16 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
October 6, 2022 at 11:08 pm

You are useless, too.

m0nty
October 6, 2022 11:17 pm

Umm, you do know that the Americans and the Russians had already decided how to divide up Germany between them, Berlin was to be in the Soviet zone of occupation, and the Americans weren’t going to have a single soldier killed in any such race?

Yeah, and that was because Stalin was going to win the race, and was able to dictate terms at Yalta.

If there is a similar conference to figure out what to do with a defeated Russia, China will be at a major disadvantage if it wasn’t in the war.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 6, 2022 11:21 pm

buy some aviation fuel, fill up the plane and fly down here

Geez.

His model plane must be gigantic.

JC
JC
October 6, 2022 11:21 pm

Apropos the Philippine shoot-on-sight approach to drug dealers:
Among the Philippine nationals in my staff & their extended social group in town, this tactic was extremely popular.

Makes it good then. I support something along those lines for those peddling alcohol. No mercy, I says. Shot to the head from close range.

rickw
rickw
October 6, 2022 11:23 pm

commenting on the dearth of political leaders now in the US she compared Trump to biden and remarked that surely the US could do better than these

How fucking dumb is Credlin? That munty level stupidity right there.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 11:29 pm

Steve tricklersays:

October 6, 2022 at 11:16 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
October 6, 2022 at 11:08 pm

You are useless, too.

I will take that as high praise indeed, Mr Sixpee-Ah.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
October 6, 2022 11:35 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
October 6, 2022 at 11:29 pm

Rock Of Ages “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” Dance Sequence

JC
JC
October 6, 2022 11:35 pm

I don’t understand someone here claiming to posses “staff” when it’s patently delusional. It may not be lying as much as it’s delusional.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
October 6, 2022 11:36 pm
Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Makes it good then.

Popular & Good do not have the same meaning.

I support something along those lines for those peddling alcohol.

Is illicit peddling of alcohol a significant social problem in your Muslim/Mormon suburb?

No mercy, I says. Shot to the head from close range.

This could make stopping to chat with someone in the supermarket aisle containing the Home Brew supplies into a rather lively experience.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 6, 2022 11:38 pm

From earlier:

Brittany Higgins made secret tapes to spread word of rape

Remy Varga
NSW Reporter
@RemyVarga
Kristin Short
21 minutes ago October 6, 2022

So desperate was Brittany Higgins to be believed about her alleged rape at Parliament House that she covertly recorded conversations – including one with a cabinet ­minister – and distributed them to “as many people as possible”.

And:

Ms Higgins said she had never expected her accused rapist to be named or that police would prosecute the case.

If – IF – this is true, then I will advance the opinion that this was less about a drunken root, and more about a very hefty Aldi bag full of cash and an equally hefty promotion – all since turned to shit because a hand-patter ACT prosecutor decided to ‘believe all women’.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

I don’t understand someone here claiming to posses “staff”

There are many things you don’t understand.
Stick around on the Cat for a while & learn from people who’ve got some lived experience & have walked the walk. 😉

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 6, 2022 11:40 pm

I understand that the night shift on 6PR is hosted by a chap called Jon Lewis.

He must get some absolute gongbangers ringing him up.

Really makes you think.

JC
JC
October 6, 2022 11:44 pm

Driller

Take it to the duel shed or STFU. Thanks.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 6, 2022 11:48 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb8AGuD2uOI

This one’s for Callie – a holiday in Scotland years ago, a seriously pretty Scots lass singing “Loch Lomond” in the hotel lounge after dinner, and a group of Scots farmers discovered an Australian wheat farmer, who not only knew the words of “Loch Lomond” but knew one end of a bottle of single malt from the other…

JC
JC
October 6, 2022 11:48 pm

I know a couple of Philippine slappers who reckon Duarte’s murderous spree conducted by the police(no problems here) was a wonderful thing.

Crossie
Crossie
October 6, 2022 11:48 pm

rickw says:
October 6, 2022 at 11:23 pm
commenting on the dearth of political leaders now in the US she compared Trump to biden and remarked that surely the US could do better than these

How fucking dumb is Credlin? That munty level stupidity right there.

I watched the recording of Credlin’s show tonight and she didn’t.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Take it to the duel shed or STFU. Thanks.

No.
If you want to be argumentative, you’re free to depart for the abuse thread.

Or you can engage in a civil manner.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 6, 2022 11:53 pm

I love my party, the Liberal Party, and didn’t necessarily want to hurt them,” she said.

What a trooper.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 11:53 pm

If – IF – this is true, then I will advance the opinion that this was less about a drunken root, and more about a very hefty Aldi bag full of cash and an equally hefty promotion – all since turned to shit because a hand-patter ACT prosecutor decided to ‘believe all women’.

Snowballed.
That is the word.
I think Britnah isn’t overly sharp, but by Monday morning she must have realised that she needed a pretty good story to avoid the high jump.
Probably half convinced herself by then.
And maybe also watched too many US cop shows where the magic phrase “I don’t want to press charges” makes it all go away.

Gabor
Gabor
October 6, 2022 11:54 pm

Oh God.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

I love my party, the Liberal Party, and didn’t necessarily want to hurt them,” she said.

What a trooper.

Warms my heart too.

JC
JC
October 6, 2022 11:58 pm

No.
If you want to be argumentative, you’re free to depart for the abuse thread.

Or you can engage in a civil manner.

That comes from lived experience and from walked the walk. Acting civilly also includes being honest and not blowharding. Anyway, stop interfering in discussions that don’t include you. Thanks.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 6, 2022 11:59 pm

I love my party, the Liberal Party, and didn’t necessarily want to hurt them,” she said.

Sure, sure.
Bit awkward that “We want to drop it on the Monday of a sitting week to do the most damage to them” comment.
Discovery.
I bet she didn’t know about discovery when she said that.
She does now.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

stop interfering in discussions that don’t include you. Thanks.

No.
This is an open discussion thread.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 7, 2022 12:03 am

I love my party, the Liberal Party, and didn’t necessarily want to hurt them,” she said.

Sure, sure.
Bit awkward that “We want to drop it on the Monday of a sitting week to do the most damage to them” comment.

Cross examination should be an interesting exercise..

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 12:03 am

Try and initiate some original discussions yourself, Driller. It always appears that you never initiate. Some suggest it’s parasitical. Thanks

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Acting civilly also includes being honest and not blowharding.

You would have benefited from completing high school.
As it is you’re able to render remedial assistance to yourself by proceeding to the Oxford English Dictionary (online) & investigating the meaning of the word “civilly”
It does not mean what you seem to think it means.

Always happy to help. I’m available for more remedial English tips should you require any. 😉

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Try and initiate some original discussions yourself. It always appears that you never initiate.

From this even Sherlock Holmes’ dog would deduce you pay scant attention to the Cat open thread.

Some suggest it’s parasitical.

Name those people.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Cross examination should be an interesting exercise..

Yer not rong!
The opposing barrister would be laughing up his sleeve all the while she’s in the witness box.

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 12:11 am

This is going to break this country. The stealing is running at 12% a year on current running costs of about $25 billion annually.

Double-digit annual growth in the cost of the NDIS and debt­servicing will heap further ­pressure on the Albanese government’s budget, as Treasury warns of a global downturn that will slash $US2 trillion from the world economy by 2024 in a potential hit to Australian exports.

In a speech in Brisbane on Friday, Jim Chalmers will reveal his October budget must navigate spending growth of 12.1 per cent per year for the NDIS

Chalmers has the biggest ears that are humanly possible.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
October 7, 2022 12:14 am

Jim Chalmers.
Lex Greensill.
Separated at birth?

calli
calli
October 7, 2022 12:15 am

Oh, and just to respond to an outright lie – I was not vaccinated to “save my marriage”.

I obeyed my husband’s genuine request for me to be vaccinated. And, in obeying him, I honoured a promise I made before many people long ago.

It must be very difficult to understand in this day and age. Making a vow and keeping it is soooo old hat.

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 12:18 am

Sancho Panzer says:
October 7, 2022 at 12:14 am
Jim Chalmers.
Lex Greensill.
Separated at birth?

Omg it’s a twinship. Is Chalmers from Queensland?

calli
calli
October 7, 2022 12:18 am

And if Moderna was going to kill my grandson, I made sure that I would share his fate.

Satisfied now, or will the Grand Inquisitors be back tomorrow with the irons and pincers? I hope you’re proud of yourselves.

rickw
rickw
October 7, 2022 12:19 am

A nice tool by eccentric engineering in Melbourne:

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

calli
calli
October 7, 2022 12:21 am

Looks like this might be a pseud feud.

Dover, the OT is in danger of overheating!

JC
JC
October 7, 2022 12:23 am

Of course he’s from Queensland with that pair of lugs

Jim Chalmers is the Treasurer of Australia. He has been the Member for Rankin in the House of Representatives since 2013, proudly representing the people and suburbs of southern Brisbane and Logan City where he was born, grew up and made a home

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
October 7, 2022 12:40 am

Western Australia’s resources sector has registered record sales of $231 billion and its highest-ever employment figures in 2021-22.

Fourth year in a row.

Many billions of dollars in WA’s resources.

Winston Smith
October 7, 2022 2:06 am

Eyrie:

Winston, the French General may have been a little OTT but stand up straight, mate and feel a little proud for resisting the psyop. At least we, don’t, deep down, feel bad for caving.

Just to make the point clear, I’m not denigrating anyone who did take the Vaxxine – every tree in a hurricane has a point at which it either bends, or breaks.
Those who bent were smart to do so. There is no use in breaking to make a point when others depend on you.
I don’t have anyone dependent and so I chose that particular hill to die on. I wasn’t doing it for anyone else – just my own ego – “Fuck You, Sunshine.” is worth putting on ones tombstone.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 7, 2022 2:07 am

Chalmers was Wayne Goosesteen’s brains trust. Lismore TAFE’s finest. Actually he has a Ph D on the Krug or someone I think. Be worried.

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 7, 2022 2:12 am

I don’t have anyone dependent and so I chose that particular hill to die on

Some certainly did not have the degrees of freedom others had. Getting locked out of your local cafe for a couple of months cannot be compared to the loss of your livelihood.

Winston Smith
October 7, 2022 2:52 am

rickw:

Whoever taught that stupid arsehole deserves a flogging. How do you produce something with such arrogance and stupidity in one package?

It’s a large package made out of rubber. Sort of like a condom, in terms of expandability.
I think I’ll just leave it at that…

calli
calli
October 7, 2022 3:35 am

Just got in to Broadford. Raining cats and dergs.

Looks like Pub Night.

Tom
Tom
October 7, 2022 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
October 7, 2022 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
October 7, 2022 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
October 7, 2022 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
October 7, 2022 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
October 7, 2022 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
October 7, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
October 7, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
October 7, 2022 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
October 7, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
October 7, 2022 4:12 am
Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 4:30 am

No man goes before his time – unless the boss leaves early.

– Groucho Marx

Johnny Rotten
October 7, 2022 5:08 am

There was once a painter named Smokey who was very interested in making a penny where he could, so he often thinned down his paint to make it go a wee bit further.

As it happened, he got away with this for some time, but eventually the Baptist Church decided to do a big restoration job on the outside of one of their biggest buildings.

Smokey put in a bid, and, because his price was so low, he got the job. So he set about erecting the scaffolding and setting up the planks, buying the paint and, yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with turpentine.

Well, Smokey was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly completed, when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder, the sky opened, and the rain poured down washing the thinned paint from all over the church and knocking Smokey clear off the scaffold to land on the lawn among the gravestones, surrounded by tell-tale puddles of the thinned and useless paint.

Smokey was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he got down on his knees and cried “Oh, God, Oh God, forgive me; what should I do?”

And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke…

“Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!”

Winston Smith
October 7, 2022 5:29 am

Dover:
Please ban Johnny Rotten for crimes against humanity with that last joke.

rosie
rosie
October 7, 2022 5:56 am

That rural urban thing again.
For any problem there must be a government solution
As frustrated parents give up on work over lack of regional childcare services, calls are growing for a rural model

rosie
rosie
October 7, 2022 6:01 am
will
will
October 7, 2022 6:01 am
will
will
October 7, 2022 6:03 am
rosie
rosie
October 7, 2022 6:03 am
rosie
rosie
October 7, 2022 6:23 am

These days, barely newsworthy, deaths by age, sex, place of birth, socio-economic status etc.
From a virus that doesn’t exist.
COVID-19 Mortality in Australia: Deaths registered until 31 August 2022

calli
calli
October 7, 2022 6:43 am

Whoops. Forgot to close the formatting.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
October 7, 2022 6:44 am

George C Marshall was probably a traitor to America,

I had no idea vaccines were mandated back then.

Mater
October 7, 2022 6:45 am

These days, barely newsworthy, deaths by age, sex, place of birth, socio-economic status etc.
From a virus that doesn’t exist.

“Deaths due to COVID-19 in this report have an underlying cause of either ICD-10 code U07.1 COVID-19, virus identified or U07.2 COVID-19, virus not identified.

And

“The median age for those who died from COVID-19 was 85.3 years (83.5 years for males, 87.4 years for females).”

rosie
rosie
October 7, 2022 6:47 am
Marter
October 7, 2022 6:47 am

Oops, forgot my new callsign!

That’s better!

calli
calli
October 7, 2022 6:48 am

Also, for bibliophiles, saw Gavin Maxwell’s house (Ring of Bright Water). And for horror movie buffs, the site of the first “Wicker Man”. 🙂

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 7, 2022 6:48 am

COVID-19 Mortality in Australia: Deaths registered until 31 August 2022

Yeah, they’ve all got one thing in common.
They were vaccinated at least once.
What are the odds their deaths weren’t caused by the vaccine?
10 trillion to 1?
Meanwhile, no one’s died from Influenza for 3 years.
5,000/year to 0/year, how about that?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 7, 2022 6:50 am

Rolling blackouts arrive.

National Grid unveils plan for three-hour blackouts this winter to tackle gas shortage (6 Oct)

While the UK is not reliant on Russian gas imports, Russia squeezing its exports has led to increased competition for other suppliers, as European countries scramble to prevent a cold winter.

Under these plans, households in different parts of the country would be notified a day in advance of the three-hour blocks of time during which their power would be cut off, in an effort to lower the UK’s total energy consumption by 5 percent.

This emergency plan would need to be approved by King Charles, on the recommendation of the business secretary, Jacob Rees-Mogg.

The National Grid also warned that in the “unlikely event” that the company fails to secure gas supplies, consumers could face a situation where they are left without power for “pre-defined periods” during the day, in a effort to “ensure the overall security and integrity of the electricity system across Great Britain”.

Interesting that King Charles has to give assent to the plan. Poetic, since the policies he propounds are what are causing this whole mess.

rosie
rosie
October 7, 2022 6:51 am

That’s fascinating Calli.
Whenever I was in Castlemaine back in the day I took my children to look at the anticlinal fold.

Anchor What
Anchor What
October 7, 2022 6:57 am

Is secretly recording a conversation with a Minister of the Crown legal?
Likely to cause blowback?
Dangerous to one’s credibility?

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 7, 2022 7:00 am

George C Marshall was probably a traitor to America,

We can safely infer that due to several now accepted facts:
1. The FDR regime was a nest of traitors at the highest levels.
Alger Hiss [convicted], Harry Hopkins, Harry Dexter White, John Abt,
Robert Oppenheimer, thousands of others at high levels.
2. Marshall and Harry Hopkins traveled to China in 1942 to meet with
Mao Tse Tung
3. Marshall burnt all his papers before he died

Anchor What
Anchor What
October 7, 2022 7:03 am

Multi-choice question.
Will the November half term election in USA result in:
a) an honest win for the Republicans,
b) another result like 2020, or
c) a declaration of a national crisis requiring martial law at once?

Marter
October 7, 2022 7:03 am

Dangerous to one’s credibility?

Given their penchant for lying, it might very well save your credibility.

I’ve learnt very recently that it’s almost essential in dealings. Our society is now not only low trust, it’s lacking in honour and integrity. The problem starts from the top.

It’s not so much recording it that is problematic, it’s what you do with it. At the very least it allows you to re-check what was said, so you don’t come to doubt your own recollections.

Ed Case
Ed Case
October 7, 2022 7:04 am

Is secretly recording a conversation with a Minister of the Crown legal? No.
Likely to cause blowback? Who cares?
Dangerous to one’s credibility? How?
The problem appears to be that she placed trust in the wrong people.
Nothing good ever came outta the Labor Party or anyone associated with it and they won’t help you, that’s a given.

Anchor What
Anchor What
October 7, 2022 7:11 am

In effect, Australia has been warned – by what is happening overseas.
Companies planning to close coal fired power stations, which will tip us into a deficit of power, should be told by the government that such actions, including failure to maintain serviceability of those stations, will lead them to be compulsorily forfeited to the government, which will then assume ownership in order to maintain reliable power.
The privatisation of power has failed, and was a cash grab first and foremost.
Wind and solar should not be relied on and should not be given any assistance.

win
win
October 7, 2022 7:14 am

Funny how government solutions is always money. Never any grass root solutions.
As for the ABC that article Rosie shows the ABC is maintaining it s lowest common denominator in abysmal journalism.

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 7:15 am

“m0ntysays:
October 6, 2022 at 11:17 pm

Yeah, and that was because Stalin was going to win the race, and was able to dictate terms at Yalta.”

No…once again the fat fascist fuckwit doesn’t know history and this should not surprise us. If there was a race, that race was aimed solely at defeating Germany and demilitarising the country, there was no race between the US, Briton and the Soviet Union. Stalin and the Soviet Union weren’t going to win any “race”, if anything that honour belonged to the Americans. The Americans could have pushed further East but each allied country was exhausted and Roosevelt needed to end the war in Europe in order to concentrate on the war in the Pacific, a war the Soviet Union was not engaged in. The Russians wanted a buffer in Eastern Europe and in 1945, considering the damage Germany had done in two wars, the British and the Americans agreed, despite Churchill’s reservations. Churchill was right…it was Roosevelt who was wrong about Stalin.

The fat fascist fuckwit is trying to meddle with history so as to suit his current opinions about Putin and Russia now, particularly with what Russia is doing in Ukraine. No fuckwit, that’s not how history works.

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 7:17 am

calli, as I said to Crossie last night apropos vaccinations et al….

You don’t have to explain or justify anything.

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 7:23 am

“rosiesays:
October 7, 2022 at 6:38 am
Daily Mail
Left-wing ex-NHS nurse who sparked outrage by claiming Tory voters ‘don’t deserve to be resuscitated’ reveals she is going to be SACKED after rant on Jeremy Vine debate”

I saw the exchange and the woman should be sacked. I wouldn’t want to be treated by someone like her. However none of this surprises me. Oh and if I recall correctly, that cane toad, anti-Semitic, China whoring slug aka Bob Carr said something similar late last year about the “unvaccinated”, what was it? Oh that’s right, the cane toad said that the unvaccinated shouldn’t be treated in hospital.

Dot
Dot
October 7, 2022 7:25 am

For the book lovers:

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.

Edward BernaysPropaganda.

Dot
Dot
October 7, 2022 7:28 am

Oh and if I recall correctly, that cane toad, anti-Semitic, China whoring slug aka Bob Carr said something similar late last year about the “unvaccinated”, what was it?

Remember

Bob Carr is as tough as nails because he spoke to convicted criminals through four inches of plexiglass with a platoon of the State’s finest anti riot corrections officers from John Moroney (gaol special forces, basically).

He single handedly stopped all Middle Eastern crime in Sydney.

Dot
Dot
October 7, 2022 7:30 am

The privatisation of power has failed, and was a cash grab first and foremost.

That’s simply untrue, it worked fine (excellently, actually) until the RET, pwice on carbin and now the stupid 43% CERT.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
October 7, 2022 7:36 am

Bob Carr is as tough as nails because he spoke to convicted criminals through four inches of plexiglass

Bob ‘Steel-Cut’ Carr is not to be messed with. Hard AF.

His mere presence sends oats for miles around a-quiver.

Cassie of Sydney
October 7, 2022 7:37 am

So, just to reiterate that this is quite clearly a political hit job from the beginning….

“The court heard a snippet of audio from a January 27 meeting between Ms Higgins, Wilkinson and her boyfriend David Sharaz.

In the audio, Mr Sharaz is heard saying the couple wanted the story to drop on February 15, 2021, because it was the start of a parliamentary sitting week.

“It’s a sitting week when we want the story to come out,” Mr Sharaz can be heard telling Wilkinson and her producer.

“Sitting week the story comes out … questions … it’s a mess for them. That’s why Britt’s picked that timeline.”

In the audio, Mr Sharaz said Ms Higgins had devised a timeline that the story would drop before a sitting week so the government would have to take questions.

He said Labor senator Katy Gallagher would probe and keep the story going in March at a ­Senate estimates hearing.

So Labor mean girl Gallagher knew too…..before the police were involved?

One thing is clear…

1. Be it the dress, the bruise and the tapes, Higgins credibility has been torn apart and her testimony is highly questionable.

2. From the beginning, this was a political hit job, aimed at destroying the Liberal government.
It worked a treat because Scumbag was an quisling, desperate to appease his enemies. Tom was right, the whole thing reeks of a conspiracy.

Dot
Dot
October 7, 2022 7:38 am

Stats nerds.

I highly recommend you look up the James – Stein paradox or random walks in 3D.

Fascinating.

There are some decent you tube videos on them now too.

It would be interesting to see this applied to PLS, time series analysis or panel data (likely with machine learning/artificial neural nets to optimise estimators or iterative processes like single value decomposition for PLS for example).

The applications to financial modelling of derivatives, economic forecasting and chemometrics are probably mind boggling.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 7, 2022 7:40 am

Mink strike back.

Denmark Coalition Collapses Over Government’s Coronavirus Era Overreach, Snap Election Looms (6 Oct)

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced Wednesday that the country would be holding a snap national election after her ruling coalition fractured in the aftermath of a mink cull that took place during the coronavirus pandemic.

The snap election comes after Fredericksen has lost popularity over her role in the culling of the country’s entire captive mink population during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 in order to allegedly protect humans from possible mutations of the virus, Euronews reports.

Got to’ve been one of the dumbest Covid moves by a government, although the competition is pretty fierce for that title.

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