2,337 thoughts on “Open Thread – Tues 25 Oct 2022”

  1. They won’t be doing that, even if the Government doesn’t ban burning wood in stoves, which they will do.

    And that will be the beginning of mass civil disobedience.
    Bread and Circuses may have worked during Covid, but no energy means no Bread and no Circuses.

    That is when it will begin. Be warned.


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  2. Ed Casesays:
    October 28, 2022 at 9:21 pm
    People will be chopping down the National Parks that they are currently being banned from …
    They won’t be doing that, even if the Government doesn’t ban burning wood in stoves, which they will do.

    Richard Cranium

    When people are faced with the choice of raw meals or burning wood to cook said meals, the burning will happen. And since (unless the government has all public “authorities” in a protected enclave, supplied with food, energy and comfortable housing), the “authorities” will not do much. They will be too busy looking after themselves and their families.


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  3. Indolentsays:
    October 28, 2022 at 9:23 pm
    The British Parliament has debated vaccine safety and determined that they are safe!

    “The British parliament also applauded Neville Chamberlain when he signed the Munich Pact with Adolf Hitler in 1938.”


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  4. Back when young ladies wore wooden platform shoes, one damsel repelled her attacker by whipping off a shoe, and hitting her attacker on the side of the head…

    Employed memorably in the fun movie Iron Sky, except she had stiletto heels. 😀
    I love Finns, they overachieve tremendously.


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  5. After two years of grandstanding and posturing, the Vicco DPP drops manslaughter charges against the boss of the “Chicken Man” truckie who killed the four coppers on the Eastern Freeway, the day before trial.
    Judge is pissed off.
    Now, if you listened to Neil “Laura Norder” Mitchell, you would think that the judge thought the trial should proceed and was furious at the charges being dropped.
    Well, no.
    Let’s go to the tape …

    Justice Lasry: “Is the court and the public to be favoured with an explanation as to how this has occurred?”

    Crown prosecutor Robyn Harper: “I don’t propose to go into the reasons why, your honour.”

    Justice Lasry: “I take it that … the Crown have finally worked out they don’t have a case, is that right?”

    Crown prosecutor Robyn Harper: “I wouldn’t say that’s right, your honour, but I’m instructed to enter the discontinuance.”

    Justice Lasry: “For this to have occurred in this way … I think is unsatisfactory.”

    So.
    Lex isn’t pissed off that he has missed out on potting a dastardly crim.
    He is pissed off with VikPlod and the DPP pursuing everyone connected with this case right down to Dick Pussey’s cleaning lady on trumped up charges they wouldn’t dream of laying in any other case.


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  6. The British parliament also applauded Neville Chamberlain when he signed the Munich Pact with Adolf Hitler in 1938.”

    Chamberlain’s problem was that he didn’t think anyone, in their right mind, would ever plunge Europe into the horrors of another war…


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  7. Overseas commentators and academics like to identify Labor as a Social Democratic party.
    But of course they are not. Ignoring a few incompetent forays into civil society by Whitlam and Keating, they have always been exclusively a union party. They are unique. Nowhere else on the globe has a union conspiracy overwhelmed civil society as it has in Australia.
    The brilliant union conspirator was Fat Sharan who, anticipating Blackrock and Vanguard, implemented the union super fund scam. (Sorry, Industry Fund, make an incy wincy spider symbol).
    Weak Abbott actually intended to knobble them, but of course the Turnbull and fellow plutocrat conspirators realised that our Sharan had established a genius shakedown and jumped on the wealth transfer bandwagon.
    Now it is too late. Does anyone seriously believe that the corporates mouthing endless woke bullshit has anything to do with ‘the thing’ rather than the certain knowledge that the Superthugs can and will bring them down if they don’t comply to the thug narrative.
    Net zero in Australia has only one single aim. Union control of the economy.
    It’s going to be satisfying watching the woke corporates brought down once the superfunds establish unchecked rule.
    PS. Irrelevant; but I think I saw the saviour of our hard working and repressed teachers emerging from a Geneva patisserie a couple of years ago. She ain’t lookin any better.


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  8. Razeysays:

    October 28, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    ban burning wood in stoves

    Thinking about getting a firebox installed and burn lots of wood just to annoy the greenies

    What if you piss off the Yakuza instead?


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  9. Deep fried anything is good.

    Usually true. But try deep fried mini pizza; especially when it has come out of the fish fryer – then come back on that one.

    Technical Note: Special reference for Calli; in Glasgow, always avoid the Blue Lagoon chippies.


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  10. It’s only a couple of generations ago [60 years] that people didn’t turn the lights on at night, because of the cost of electricity.

    60 years ago I was a 22yr old trainee nurse in a large Sydney metropolitan hospital. No restriction whatsoever on lights. Even on my two days off a week at home no worries in this regard.

    In 1949 and into the early 50s I experienced “Bunnerong Out” a few times a week on a regular basis. We were fortunate to have gas for cooking and bath/shower. We had a kerosene lamp for the kitchen/dining room and a metho lamp for carrying around to the other rooms.
    We coped fine.


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  11. Sacré bleu – for those Cats among us who’ve not yet become aware of the Steyn’s new Dutch correspondent 

    Phwoar!
    I’m suddenly interested in … what was she talking about again?


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  12. I’m suddenly interested in … what was she talking about again?

    She could be reciting the penalties for overloading, under the road traffic act, for all I know…


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  13. Chamberlain’s problem was that he didn’t think anyone, in their right mind, would ever plunge Europe into the horrors of another war.

    He was correct.
    Unfortunately our elites aren’t in their right minds either.
    Power leads to insanity, often.


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  14. Q post 4 October 29 2017

    Some of us come here to drop crumbs, just crumbs.
    POTUS is 100% insulated – any discussion suggesting he’s even a target is false.
    POTUS will not be addressing nation on any of these issues as people begin to be indicted and must remain neutral for pure optical reasons. To suggest this is the plan is false and should be common sense.
    Focus on Military Intellingence/ State Secrets and why might that be used vs any three letter agency
    What SC decision opened the door for a sitting President to activate – what must be showed?
    Why is POTUS surrounded by generals ^^
    Again, there are a lot more good people than bad so have faith. This was a hostile takeover from an evil corrupt network of players (not just Democrats).
    Don’t fool yourself into thinking Obama, Soros, Roth’s, Clinton’s etc have more power present day than POTUS.
    Operation Mockingbird
    Patriots are in control. Sit back and enjoy the show.



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  15. Don’t fool yourself into thinking Obama, Soros, Roth’s, Clinton’s etc have more power present day than POTUS.
    Operation Mockingbird
    Patriots are in control. Sit back and enjoy the show.

    I knew it!!


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  16. Power leads to insanity, often

    The “power” that these idiots assume they possess is ultimately illusory.

    It was a tragedy for humanity that ‘itler and Joe the Fish weren’t acquainted with this fact at the height of their reign.

    Both dinosaurs went out on their own terms, instead of going out like Benito.


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  17. Patriots are in control

    I’d love you to be right – but the patriots must be hiding their power real well custard.
    The sitting President is not a patriot yet he holds the reins of Executive Orders.
    The FBI, DoJ, and IRS are not run by patriots yet wield enormous power.
    Schools across the USA are run by marxist totalitarians and I see very little in the way of patriotism from them.
    I don’t see any signs at all of patriots controlling things in the US.


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  18. Q post 100 November 5 2017

    Who is the Queen of England?
    How long in power?
    With power comes corruption.
    What happened to Diana?
    What did she find out?
    Why was she running?
    Who did she entrust to help her flee?
    What was the cover?
    Why is this relevant?
    Why now?
    Old.
    Connection.
    News.
    Bad actor.
    London Mayor.
    Background?
    Affiliation?
    Connection to Queen?
    British MI6 agents dead.
    When?
    How?
    What was reported?
    What really happened?
    Why is this relevant?
    Wealth.
    Corruption.
    Secret society.
    Evil.
    Germany.
    Merkel.
    Migrants.
    Why are migrants important?
    Assets.
    What are assets?
    Define assets?
    Why are migrants so important?
    What are assets?
    Why are migrants so important?
    What are assets?
    Why are migrants so important?
    Operations.
    Satan.
    Who follows?
    What political leaders worship Satan?
    What does an upside down cross represent?
    Who wears openly?
    Why?
    Who is she connected to?
    Why is this relevant?
    Spirit cooking.
    What does Spirit Cooking represent?
    Cult.
    What is a cult?
    Who is worshipped?
    Why is this relevant?
    Snow White
    Godfather III
    Speed.
    Q


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  19. OSC

    To understand the situation you need to understand that there is no 46th President of the USA

    Once you reset to that reality it’s much easier to join the dots


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  20. Yes, I have to keep reassuring my wife that I am only watching steyn for the articles.

    Did she believe you, when you said you read “Playboy” only for the articles?


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  21. custard

    You’ve lost it.

    Bonkers, off the planet, barking, stark staring, clad in a straight jacket, residing in bedlam, making the Fetterman look like he’s aware of what day it is and what planet he’s on, talking more gibberish than thousands of monkeys on typewriters might inadvertently write …

    What set you off, Squire? 😕


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  22. Custard, you have acute apophenia. It’s the Q cult that’s got you into this. You are busy joining the dots, and it’s utterly meaningless. It’s not that I haven’t been paying attention, it’s that I’m naturally sceptical, like most here. Rabz is right, you’ve gone bonkers, and you need to get out of it, quicksmart.

    I guess that feeling you have more knowledge and insight than the rest of us is satisfying, but it’s all bogus. You test your insights by making predictions and checking to see if they come true. If the predictions are vague enough they are pretty much bound to come true. This is how Nostradamus made a living. And Q is a latterday Nostradamus.


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  23. Spotlight on China
    0:24 Xi to launch a mechanism for regulating wealth accumulation, has triggered uncertainties
    2:26 China’s pharma giant Pien Tze Huang lost nearly $20 billion in market value in one year
    5:37 French pilot: CCP is recruiting foreign pilots to gain experience in fighting against the West


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  24. Let’s wait and see what happens

    Custard, you’re a good bloke, although you trusted Cory Bernardi more than I did.

    How long do we have to wait? There needs to be a time limit on this. And it’s a good idea to have a clear notion of what it would take for you to abandon Q type stuff. If there’s nothing that would make you give up on Q, you’ve been sucked in to a cult.


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  25. There’s a claim that certain politicians and other elites have been given a completely different vaccine. Sounds like more conspiracy theory or russian disinformation, but these days nothing would surprise me.


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  26. Weekend music.

    Any Game of Thrones fans here? I’m not, but our daughter in Sydney is a h-u-g-e follower.

    So I sent her this link … and she just couldn’t believe it’s just one person! (It is.)

    Look up some of his other posts. He is amazing!


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  27. The Q posts are the greatest sting operation in the history of the world!

    if there was this 10 dimensional sting operation stretching over many years, why would they post about it?

    wakey wakey


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  28. custard says:
    October 28, 2022 at 11:15 pm
    There is no way on earth Donald J Trump would hand over the keys to the WH to a demented pervert who cheated in the 2020 election.

    But he did, no matter what lens you ask me to look through.
    There was an inauguration ceremony. Biden took the oath of office. He is the President.
    Certainly he is a senile, corrupt puppet but he IS the President of the USA. Since the office was established in 1789, 45 men have served in 46 presidencies, Biden being the 46th.
    No amount of wishin’ an hopin’ changes that reality.

    Spend your energies on convincing people to get a Trump wave going for the next Presidential election.


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  29. The human races battle for survival on this planet has led us to develop solutions and technologies to create our own environment, independent of nature as best we can. Houses, fridges, vehicles, you name it.

    And now it seems we are creating an energy system completely dependent on variable nature. Absolute madness. Setting ourselves for failure for sure. One volcanic eruption in which we get another ‘year without summer’ its game over.


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  30. Random late night thought:
    Does the government really want the power to go out for days at a time?
    People will have to start talking to each other in real life, and not get their updates from the prescibed news sources.
    Do they really want that?


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  31. It doesn’t matter what Custard believes or doesn’t believe.
    Any more than it matters if you cheer for “your” footy team or vote at one of these silly compulsory bogus elections for “your” party or get hot under the collar for “your” side of politics in the latest social outrage atrocity.
    None of it matters a damn, but mass media works it’s little tail off to make you think it does.
    Votes = clicks = eyeballs = bums on seats = money.
    The world is full of mugs, and there is a species of scam to capture every single way of being a mug.
    Let him do the Q thing. It’s no more stupid than getting excited over a football or cricket match.


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  32. slackstersays:
    October 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm
    Random late night thought:
    Does the government really want the power to go out for days at a time?
    People will have to start talking to each other in real life, and not get their updates from the prescibed news sources.
    Do they really want that?

    They want us living in 24/7 surveilled government pods, eating bugs.


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  33. They want us living in 24/7 surveilled government pods, eating bugs.

    Indeed they do.

    Just who are “they”, so I can (surreptitiously) pursue them in an almighty righteous fashion?

    They don’t get away with it, for anyone wanting the short cut to the end of the tail*.

    *Deliberate. 🙂


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  34. Rabz says:
    October 29, 2022 at 12:04 am
    Arks – what’s your view of the CFMEU appeal to the rank and file to vote for the “rank” and “vile”?

    ..
    I think union members want the union to negotiate pay and conditions. That’s what they are there for. Not to give advice on who to vote for.
    Just like we would all like the fricking council to shut up and just pick up the garbage every week.


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  35. Arks – thanks for the reply – agreed.

    However, what the Vic CFMEU did was among the most monstrous betrayals I’ve seen in my lifetime.

    The sort of betrayal that results in members of the rank and file wandering off the reservation and angrily onto the West Gate Bridge.

    Presumably we won’t see that “regrettable incident” included in the labore pardee’s “grate moments in Ozzie industrial disobedience”.

    Tails did well in those days. He’s since been denounced as a “vile common worker with an uncouth mouth and unfashionable views about other personages”.

    He did not deserve to be treated like that.


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  36. Just like we would all like the fricking council to shut up and just pick up the garbage every week.

    For shame! Your local council shouldn’t fly the Aboriginal flag outside their offices?


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  37. I haven’t been sucked into anything BG

    We’ve since talked on the phone, and custard has said that the sting will happen in two weeks. I told him that I’ll give him three, to be on the safe side. If there hasn’t been a brilliant chess move by then, custard will admit he was wrong, and if there has, I’ll admit I was wrong.

    I sincerely hope that custard is right and Trump brings down the deep state, but I’ve been trained not to believe the things I want to be true. It’s all to easy to fool yourself.

    Custard and I both reckon that biden cheated to get in. I reckon that Trump wasn’t prepared for the extent of the cheating or the depth of corruption. Neither was I. Custard believes there’s a magnificent sting in the works. I hope he’s right but I don’t believe it.


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  38. He is a very affable bloke

    Thanks to communist imbeciles (BIRM) I’ll never get to play pool with yourself or Tails in a bar in Melbourne.

    I used to love the place and would head down there frequently, flying or driving, as well as for work. One of my best mates lived there around the turn of the century in Bridge Rd Richmond. I’d park the car in the Hospital carpark after an epic drive from Sydney or the Snowy mountains. Then we’d head over to Barassi’s for a feed and some cold ones.

    Haven’t been down there since about 2019 for a work event.

    Never again.


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  39. custard says:
    October 28, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    There is no way on earth Donald J Trump would hand over the keys to the WH to a demented pervert who cheated in the 2020 election.

    He did.


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  40. Doc Beaugan:

    I shall have the satisfaction of knowing I did the right thing. And set a good example. If nobody follows my good example, they have to live with themselves.

    Certainly there is that personal vs public aspect and I quite agree with you.

    I’m not afraid of being put in gaol for being rude to the government. Yes, it could happen. But I’d be my usual cheerful self in solitary confinement. I’d miss the cigars, but I’d survive.

    I’m wondering if the process of baking a cigar into a cake will alter the taste of either. I have a suspicion that even leaving the cigar in its aluminium tube may not entirely isolate each component from cross contamination.


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  41. Cohenite:
    The spray last night at 0856 was NOT directed solely at you. I apologise for my poor wording.
    The whole spray was directed at the Right who seem determined to be seen as the good guys at all costs, when that ploy has been ruined by the Left.
    Nevertheless, I do stand by the whole laser pointer/kittens remark.


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  42. FlingDuk:

    Lt Gov Fetterman (D, VA) is an elaborate character played by Norm MacDonald – a Tony Clifton like character, but with an epic level of commitment.

    That lump on his neck. I initially understood it to be due to an overuse of steroids but I’m wondering now that it’s not.
    What the hell is it?


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  43. What are you talking about Cronkite.

    We’ve gone from acid batteries to lithium and now we’re about to see incredible inroads in solid state battery technology. No biggie though, right?


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