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The Temptation of Adam, Tintoretto, 1552


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Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 15, 2022 7:22 pm

Bloody hell, all those Rug ‘n’Tug attendances by Luigi the Unbelievable haven’t helped him prepare him for the meeting with Emperor Xi.

calli
calli
November 15, 2022 7:22 pm

I’m glad my children have finished uni. I’m going to actively encourage the grandies to get a trade.

miltonf
miltonf
November 15, 2022 7:23 pm

Remember at UNSW they forced any student who wasn’t doing fArts to do General Studies and what vile marxist ratbags they had running those courses.

miltonf
miltonf
November 15, 2022 7:24 pm

What happened Tintarella?

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 15, 2022 7:25 pm

What happened Tintarella?

Huh? I don’t know.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
November 15, 2022 7:26 pm

Was just taking a trip down memory lane when I found a link to this Trump speech.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/26/full-text-trump-davos-speech-transcript-370861

Represented in this room are some of the remarkable citizens from all over the worlds. You are national leaders, business titans, industry giants and many of the brightest mind in many fields. Each of you has the power to change hearts transform lives and shape your country’s destinies. With this power comes an obligation however, a duty of loyalty to the people, workers, customers, who made you who you are.

Certainly did have the power to change hearts. With MRNA apparently.
B.O.M.’s attempts to talk them down to earth fell on deaf ears.

miltonf
miltonf
November 15, 2022 7:28 pm

I thought Anal had upset the CCP emperor. Like Keating and Ali Alitas- ‘How are ya Ali?’

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 15, 2022 7:30 pm

What happened Tintarella?

If you mean what happened between Xi and Luigi? Andrew Bolt crossed live — there was Xi reading something in Chinese (there was no translator — might have been reading the menu) and Luigi read something that sounded like English but actually said nothing except to mention that this year will mark the 50th anniversary of St Gough’s normalisation of relations with Australia and the Republic of China. Very little said of any consequence.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 15, 2022 7:30 pm

Tell them to give farming a miss Calli.
Tends to fray the nerves.

Zipster
Zipster
November 15, 2022 7:30 pm
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 15, 2022 7:32 pm

Monash has the new Whistlecock engineering department doesnt it?

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 15, 2022 7:32 pm

Pope Francis condemned conservative populists Sunday, accusing them of exploiting people’s real needs with “facile and hasty solutions.”evil old piece of shit-what was the old turd’s involvement in the dirty war I wonder.

I don’t think this Pope is a Catholic. He’s not my Pope.

miltonf
miltonf
November 15, 2022 7:33 pm

Lol thanks Tintarella. I tend to get most of my news from here.

miltonf
miltonf
November 15, 2022 7:35 pm

Cranky Frankie is as Catholic as the old thief or the geriatric mafia princess.

Real Deal
Real Deal
November 15, 2022 7:36 pm

Someone may have linked this earlier, it is in Fauxfacts’online site. Dean Smith is a Liberal senator from WA. Can Sandgroper Cats tell us anything else he has done, apart from the self-interest of homosexual marriage. Sorry, I’m hopeless at links but the article is easy to find.

Liberal senator Dean Smith questions whether pain of plebiscite was necessary, five years on from marriage equality vote
Finn McHugh
By Finn McHugh
Updated November 15 2022 – 10:19am

The Liberal who introduced the marriage equality bill to the Senate says he is unable to reconcile what happened during an ugly campaign, asking: “Was the pain that people were put under necessary?”

Dean Smith, the first openly gay federal Liberal parliamentarian, has told The Canberra Times the party would likely opt for a conscience vote if given the chance today, saying “the greatness of the outcome is measured in the lack of controversy since”.

What “pain”? What division? It mainly came from the SSM side.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 15, 2022 7:40 pm

Munni is no object.

Despite nearly everyone who has had a crack at making money off it going bust the Feds have decided they just need to push harder on the end of that string!

Australian government pledges to recycle all plastics by 2040

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek says despite the collapse of a major soft plastics recycling scheme, the federal government has set a target to recycle or reuse 100 per cent of plastic waste by 2040 and end plastic pollution.

The environment minister says Australia is a “large producer of waste by global standards”
Australia has joined other nations in the High Ambition Coalition To End Plastic Pollution
Ms Plibersek says the government has made the ambitious pledge to recycle all virgin plastics by that year.

Still at least the Libs will,,,, oh nevermind, its only taxpayer munni.
The previous government set a target of recycling 70 per cent of plastics by 2025.

Reality.
Key points:
The nation currently recycles about 16 per cent of plastics

….

But dont worry, reality will give way before the awe inspiring majesty of.. legislation.
Ms Plibersek added that more legislation to bring bigger polluters into line would be considered to make the targets.

“That’s what will happen if industry can’t get this right: then we — the Commonwealth — and the states will step in and we will have to regulate,” she said.

We are ruled over by low rent mongs.

miltonf
miltonf
November 15, 2022 7:43 pm

Speaking of Pelosi nee D’Allesandro filth- looks like the cadaver will still hang around DC wihether the ‘rats control the house or not. How fucked can you get? Or are they afraid the hand over to clyburn (who’s 110 too I think)?

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 15, 2022 7:43 pm

Lol thanks Tintarella. I tend to get most of my news from here.

Me too, I just happen to be in the same room as my beloved Sunbather and he has Blot on- usually I am doing some after-dinner baking — Oh and the meeting between Luigi and Xi lasted 32 minutes. Whew!!!

Cassie of Sydney
November 15, 2022 7:46 pm

“I’m glad my children have finished uni. I’m going to actively encourage the grandies to get a trade.”

Yesterday the very dishy Laurence Fox uploaded an interview with writer Lionel Shriver. I would recommend everyone listen to it (and the John Anderson interview with Victor David Hanson). Shriver basically says that most university degrees are useless and young people should be encouraged to get a trade, to become a plumber, an electrician or a carpenter. These careers contribute to society, you earn good money and you’re not being indoctrinated into the sinister cult of woke.

Oh and Shriver is a DeSantis fan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyxNbp0UKb0&list=WL&index=1

Indolent
Indolent
November 15, 2022 7:46 pm
mem
mem
November 15, 2022 7:47 pm

Indolentsays:
November 15, 2022 at 7:04 pm
I watched that video you linked to and have no words to express my dismay at the level of nativity of investors or the corruptness of politics. Maybe the Bahamas has more credibility in pursuing this rort than the US?

calli
calli
November 15, 2022 7:47 pm

Oh and the meeting between Luigi and Xi lasted 32 minutes.

I trust Fearless Leader was sufficiently supine and ingratiating.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 15, 2022 7:50 pm

Monash has the new Whistlecock engineering department doesnt it?

That’s part of traditional Aboriginal culture that’s never made much of, isn’t it?

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
November 15, 2022 7:50 pm

Emotional 8 minutes clip by former Qantas pilot Graham Wood at his Club Grubbery podcast for those who are interested. Has a good shot at Qantas whilst sitting in a 747 at Qantas Museum.

miltonf
miltonf
November 15, 2022 7:50 pm

I can’t recall any American shows or movies where guys do trades. I presume they do have apprenticeships there.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 15, 2022 7:53 pm

…most university degrees are useless and young people should be encouraged to get a trade, to become a plumber, an electrician or a carpenter

Discussing exactly this over the weekend – a very highly paid member of staff says her son who is a builder earns more than she and her husband put together – he is 27 and has his own business, with apprentices and labourers and has more work that he can cope with. Other friends have three sons, two are sparkies and one is a plumber they are going gang-busters — their work is excellent and are in very high demand.

I tell young people – forget a graaaayte ejakashun at university all you end up with is a useless piece of paper and a mountain of debt. Do a trade.

Cassie of Sydney
November 15, 2022 7:53 pm

“What “pain”? What division? It mainly came from the SSM side.”

Correct. Almost ALL the toxic bile, the nasty smears and the hate, particularly towards Christians, came from the “love is love” side. Funny that. Memo to Mr Smith, remember how your fellow West Australian, Margaret Court, was viciously smeared and ridiculed all because she dared, as a Christian, to publicly oppose SSM.

Mr Smith must be feeling lonely in Canberra and in need of some attention, he did lose some buddies in May, those two dripping wet fellow homosexuals, Zimmerman and Wilson. Remember them? Neither are missed.

miltonf
miltonf
November 15, 2022 7:56 pm

Best to do a trade and then do engineering if you are so inclined

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 15, 2022 7:57 pm

I trust Fearless Leader was sufficiently supine and ingratiating.

Indeed, looked like a deer in the headlights — it must really suck to be Luigi because he knows how profoundly useless and talentless he is.

calli
calli
November 15, 2022 7:59 pm

Best to do a trade and then do engineering if you are so inclined

Or, if you’ve done eng, do the trade as well.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
November 15, 2022 7:59 pm

Made more enjoyable because they irritate Head Prefect. I dont read them all but a few have made my wide laugh so that is a good point in their favour.

“Okay, I’m going to fess up.

I like Johnny Rotten’s jokes.

So there!”

m0nty
m0nty
November 15, 2022 8:00 pm

Tulsi filling in for Tucker

Carlson went on holiday? Geez, he really doesn’t want to criticise Trump, does he.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 15, 2022 8:00 pm

Apologies, Top Ender – hit the wrong key, and inadvertently reported your last posting.

Dot
Dot
November 15, 2022 8:02 pm

There are many “trades” which aren’t trades at all and dirt cheap and quick to be trained in.

HR truck licence course. 2 days. Same salary as a graduate engineer. $1800 cost. Pre reqs: a car driver’s licence.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 15, 2022 8:05 pm

Cranky Frankie is as Catholic as the old thief or the geriatric mafia princess.

Excellent summation. At least the Archbishop of San Francisco His Eminence Salvatore Cordileoni has done his duty unlike Bignose Bergoglio –

San Francisco’s archbishop declared May 20 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is not “to be admitted” to Communion unless and until she publicly repudiates “support for abortion ‘rights’” and goes to confession and receives absolution “for her cooperation in this evil.”

Ed Case
Ed Case
November 15, 2022 8:06 pm

Do a Trade.
The odds are you’ll still be doing the same mind numbing thing when you’re 65.
Sure, you might make a quid as a subbie for a while, but eventually you’ll go broke and be back working for wages.

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 8:08 pm

Delta A:
…aaand then you get to the punchline – when they could have made a difference, the ‘community leaders’ all sat on their arses and said ‘it’s too hard’, then blamed whitey when the damage was done. Pathetic. But then that’s all I expect from them and their hand patters. Pathos.

Roger
Roger
November 15, 2022 8:08 pm

Best to do a trade and then do engineering if you are so inclined

Not a little kow-towing to wokery involved in getting an engineering degree these days, so I’m told.

Razey
Razey
November 15, 2022 8:09 pm

Welcome to Country

The Abo’s can get fucked.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 15, 2022 8:10 pm

Sorry dover I jut reported my comment disregard please. I think I’ve over indulged in the percorino after dinner cheese

johanna
johanna
November 15, 2022 8:14 pm

My nevvy, bright fella, went to a selective high school, dropped out and went to TAFE part time while working on building sites. By the time he got his builder’s ticket he was already edging into project management, so he studied that. By the time he was 30 he owned (well, was paying off) his own home plus four investment properties.

In his mid thirties he had enough equity and cash flow to quit project management and fulfil his real dream – to become a firefighter! Which he now is. His family is financially secure and he loves his job.

To think he could have faffed around at university, incurred a large debt, and then started at the bottom (if he was lucky) of the ladder in some white collar job in his early 20s. He would have been miserable and comparatively poor.

Unless a young person has a real vocation to be a lawyer or teacher or something, university is a waste of time and a financial millstone.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 15, 2022 8:15 pm

Britnah has chosen a trade in construction. She’s doing well.

Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
November 15, 2022 8:19 pm

callisays:
November 15, 2022 at 12:53 pm
Although, in the text, it’s

She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened

It could well be that the decay began with Adam’s acceptance, not Eve’s. That makes sense of his higher responsibility and culpability, and the punishment that came after. He watched her do it and said nothing.

Adam’s culpability goes back to where God warned him not to eat of the fruit, before Eve was created. He, as many of us do, failed in our role as head of the household. Granted, our failures stem from his. But it is humbling to be aware of our own failings.

MatrixTransform
November 15, 2022 8:20 pm

Best to do a trade and then do engineering if you are so inclined

the other way around works too.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 15, 2022 8:21 pm

Unless a young person has a real vocation to be a lawyer or teacher or something, university is a waste of time and a financial millstone.

I’ve seen a few of the next generation pushed towards University because “No son of mine is ever going
FARMING!!!

MatrixTransform
November 15, 2022 8:21 pm

oh, snap, Calli

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 15, 2022 8:22 pm

Best to do a trade and then do engineering if you are so inclined

That’s the problem.
The poor kid pinged for not including a welcome to country in his essay was doing engineering.
On the other hand in the not too distant future we’re not going to need engineering.
Blacksmithing, perhaps yes, amongst the ruins.

Razey
Razey
November 15, 2022 8:22 pm

I wouldn’t do engineering again. It’s become a parody of itself and no time to do things properly. It’s a race to the bottom, most jobs are losing money and so its basically a cash flow business. Use the new project revenue to pay for the previous over runs, eventually it all falls over. Then you phoenix and start all over again.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
November 15, 2022 8:24 pm

Enough jibber jabber- music time
Magpie Salute- Can You See?
Not their best song, but nicely based bit of lyricism.
…brainstorming themes for Rabz’ Radio Show yet?
Can we think thematically as opposed to stylistically, ie the Word of God in song?

Indolent
Indolent
November 15, 2022 8:24 pm

Carlson went on holiday? Geez, he really doesn’t want to criticise Trump, does he.

For what? The Dems stealing the election again?

MatrixTransform
November 15, 2022 8:25 pm

welcome to country

sic, mate.
…fully sic

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
November 15, 2022 8:26 pm

Trades are extremely broad.
As stated earlier, you can get a truck licence easy enough.

I would also recommend a C6 crane licence or forklift ticket or traffic control ticket.

In my case, even as a sparky, the crane licence and forklift licence opens up additional opportunities and makes you more employable.

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 8:27 pm

ZK2A:

Oh, that’s right: Walker terrorised the clinic staff days earlier and they all left in fear of their lives.

An ambulance, sent to collect Walker, and take him to the medical centre in an adjacent community, was withdrawn in the face of a barrage of rocks….
What would traditional tribal punishment be for such conduct?

None. The staff were mainly women who had been threatened with rape, bashing and murder.
These acts being normal behaviour in the communities, no punishment was necessary as no crimes had been committed according to Community Law.

Razey
Razey
November 15, 2022 8:28 pm

Instrumentation tech would be the way to go.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 15, 2022 8:30 pm

university is a waste of time and a financial millstone

Son and heir turned 18 two months ago. Finished Year 12 last week, and has zero interest in going to uni for any purpose.

He’s had a job in the bistro in one of the local establishments for almost 18 months, and started in the adjoining bottle shop as well today.

Additionally, he labours, drives forklifts and so on for a poly pipe concern just outside the rural area, and which services cattle stations. All of this is casual, and on top of that he just came home and told me he got a job as a deckie on a trawler for a two week trip starting Monday.

He’s been signed up for a heavy diesel apprenticeship in the New Year. In the 18 months he’s had a licence he has had, counting the current one, five cars and two motorbikes which he’s flipped for more than what he bought them for. He’s got more cash on hand than I do.

Why the hell would he go to uni?

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 8:33 pm

Tinta:

Indeed Mother Lode –
Ah yes the Equal Wages decision 1968 aka the Stockmens’ case brought by the North Australian Workers Union – well done and hasn’t it improved the lives of indigenous people.

That Stockmens case will go down in history as being equivalent to the Wanssee Conference in ’42. But without the immediacy of that particular bit of planning.
And more hand patting.

MatrixTransform
November 15, 2022 8:33 pm

Why the hell would he go to uni?

about half of the shielas there aren’t lesbians?

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 15, 2022 8:34 pm

The Abo’s can get fucked.
Bit harsh

cohenite
November 15, 2022 8:40 pm

Carlson went on holiday? Geez, he really doesn’t want to criticise Trump, does he.

Dickless humour.

Roger
Roger
November 15, 2022 8:41 pm

Shriver basically says that most university degrees are useless and young people should be encouraged to get a trade…

Not being a reader of contemporary literature, I’d never heard of Shriver until it was reported that a speech she gave at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival in 2016 led to a beturbaned Yassmin Abdel-Magied tripping on her high heels as she hurriedly left the lecture hall in protest at Shriver’s assertion that woke strictures against cultural appropriation were overly censorious, which our Yassmin later decriedin print as white supremacy.

Shriver was subsequently cancelled by the Brisbane Writers’ Festival.

Even The New Yorker took note; about the only time the BWF has made waves beyond Moreton Bay.

But nobody seemed to notice that the young, Muslim lady of Sudanese origin wearing a haram turban and high heels was engaged in her own form of cultural appropriation.

The lady did protest too much, methinks.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 15, 2022 8:42 pm

The Abo’s can get fucked.
Bit harsh

Razey-san is best ignored.

Razey
Razey
November 15, 2022 8:45 pm

Black Ballsays:
November 15, 2022 at 8:34 pm
The Abo’s can get fucked.
Bit harsh

Why? I’m already paying a small fortune from tax for their up keep. Those useless freeloaders should be thanking us for looking after them.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 15, 2022 8:47 pm

The Abo’s can get fucked.

You leave King Percy alone. His Facebook stories are the real Dark Emu.

cohenite
November 15, 2022 8:49 pm

Black Ballsays:
November 15, 2022 at 8:34 pm
The Abo’s can get fucked.
Bit harsh

I thought of Jacinta who to my mind is Australia’s Tulsi.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 15, 2022 8:49 pm

I wouldn’t do engineering again.

I get an unwanted tract from my old Chemistry Dept, which started arriving one day more than thirty years after I graduated. Followed closely by begging letters from the university.

I would not study chemistry either. Just about the whole lot of them are doing contrived crap based on climate rubbish. It’s sad to see: one day I was there we had the Nobel winner from our dept lecture us, Sir John Cornforth. Now they’re doing druid mysticism. So far we have fallen already.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
November 15, 2022 8:50 pm

Carlson went on holiday? Geez, he really doesn’t want to criticise Trump, does he.
Actually, full dues, mOnty does bring a zinger every once in a while.

custard
custard
November 15, 2022 8:52 pm

Tomorrow’s press conference from Maralago is massive.

No one really knows what Trump is going to say.

I’d suggest Cats at least consider the last 4 Q posts which Trump is massively retruthing on his social media platform

https://qalerts.app/?q=

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
November 15, 2022 8:53 pm

I’ll just leave this here in case one of you finds it useful.
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Indolent
Indolent
November 15, 2022 8:54 pm

Perfect summary of what is happening.

The Great Reset: A Perfect Storm

Cassie of Sydney
November 15, 2022 8:55 pm

“Black Ballsays:
November 15, 2022 at 8:34 pm
The Abo’s can get fucked.
Bit harsh”

Indeed. Razey’s not known for his thoughtfulness, insightfulness or eloquence. Just ignore him BB.

Vagabond
Vagabond
November 15, 2022 8:57 pm

Speaking of unwanted woke tracts from the university, here’s an extract of one I received recently from Monash. (MNHS = Medicine, Nursing & Health Science) :
—————–
MNHS LGBTIQA+ Ally Training

The MNHS Diversity and Inclusion Committee is proud to sponsor MNHS-specific LGBTIQA+ Ally training sessions, which aim to provide understanding and appreciation of the importance of LGBTIQA+ inclusion at Monash and explains the role of an ally.

This training will help ensure support for members of the Faculty who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and questioning, asexual and aromantic plus other related identities (LGBTIQA+), helping grow and maintain a more inclusive Faculty and University. The training will be especially useful for MNHS educators, in helping support and engage with the diverse range of students across all MNHS courses.

(snip)

MNHS Pronoun Pro Training

The MNHS Diversity and Inclusion Committee is proud to sponsor a Faculty-specific Pronoun Pro training session, for MNHS staff to learn more about respectful pronoun usage through a better understanding of the experiences of trans and gender diverse people. The training will be especially useful for MNHS educators, in helping support and engage with the diverse range of students across all MNHS courses.

The training will be peer-led by facilitators with lived experience and full of activities, discussion and practice to help those attending become a Pronoun Pro.

PLEASE NOTE: Those attending must have already completed either LGBTIQA+ Ally Training OR Queer 101. (My bold!)
——————-
In the next few years you won’t want to see a Monash doc.

I’m so glad I’m no longer teaching there!!!!!!

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 15, 2022 8:58 pm

Carlson went on holiday? Geez, he really doesn’t want to criticise Trump, does he.

Has m0nty-fa ever, ever criticised anyone on the left, no matter how appalling their behaviour?

I recall spending a lot of time and posts on the Sinc Cat, attempting, unsuccessfully, to get even a faint note of criticism from him for the crimes of communism.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 15, 2022 9:01 pm

A bit like mUnty, I might struggle with Queer 101. I’m definitely phoning in sick for the prac.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 15, 2022 9:05 pm

Young brushtail nibbled my toe again a short time ago (like last week). On the porch, not inside though. Received half a slice of bread. Then a while later I heard whirrrr ck ck ck ck, which is a brushtail challenge. But could see no others in evidence when I went outside to check – she was there so she got a carrot. Maybe a suitor is lurking: she’s a bit over a year old and hot as, if I can extrapolate to brushtail hotness levels.

The pied butcherbirds went three for three. They found me on the foreshore on morning walk at about 8am and collected mince. Then at 10am they all arrived at the Cafe, which is more than a kilometre from the morning nosh-spot. And again about 4pm. I have converts.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 15, 2022 9:10 pm

Why? I’m already paying a small fortune from tax for their up keep. Those useless freeloaders should be thanking us for looking after them.

Some aborigines are useless freeloaders. Others have fitted in to Australian society very well. Probably a majority of them. You’re being too collectivist. People vary quite a lot.

Zipster
Zipster
November 15, 2022 9:10 pm
Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 9:10 pm

ZK2A:
Odd that you mentioned that. At my last term at Wilcannia there were several deaths at the hospital of the old blokes and a couple of them were of significant old blokes in the community. I remember one time looking around at the families and listening to the stories being told of their prowess and dedication to their families and tribe.
Blackstone was were I learnt disgust as these families were previously demanding to take the old blokes home to strip their bank accounts, leave them in piss sodden beds and dehydrated because no one would would even bring them water.
Fitzroy Crossing* was where I learnt anger at the treatment of the Aboriginal women who would turn up with gaping head wounds because ‘family’ wouldn’t protect their Mothers or Aunties from the depredations of the ‘entitled’. When you put in sutures from the latest injury, you’d also check for old sutures because these old girls wouldn’t be brought up for removal of the healed ones.
Wilcannia was where I learnt to hate. 12 year old girl raped by ‘Uncle’ and beaten severely enough to have skull fracture. When she was told by one of the other kids the family was coming up to get her – well I’ve never seen the look of fear in her eyes in another human being as I did that morning.
I’d be a lot saner and a less of a drinker had I not tried to trace that kid. She never appeared in any medical records under the name she presented, ‘child of no appearance’ indeed.
We cannot change the system, it is too full of people to whom the old stockman, the grandma, and the ‘child of no consequence’ are just monetary and societal artifacts and a means to an end.
* A Fitzroy Crossing XRay consists of cleaning the head wound, and using a metal probe, gently run it over the exposed skull. If it is cracked, you will feel resistance/discontinuity as the probe crosses the fracture site. Lots of tips for budding trauma nurses.

Cassie of Sydney
November 15, 2022 9:16 pm

“Some aborigines are useless freeloaders. Others have fitted in to Australian society very well. Probably a majority of them. You’re being too collectivist. People vary quite a lot.

Nicely said BG.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 15, 2022 9:20 pm

This training will help ensure support for members of the Faculty who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and questioning, asexual and aromantic plus other related identities (LGBTIQA+), helping grow and maintain a more inclusive Faculty and University.

Our health is in excellent hands.
That whirring noise is Sir John Monash, DEng, doing revolutions in his coffin.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
November 15, 2022 9:20 pm

Razey at 8.28 above recommended that a youngster should go into the instrument technician trade.

I fully concur, especially if he/she is prepared to work in remote areas.

I can speak from personal experience that they can earn eye watering amounts of money especially if they are happy to do emergency quick response work (nights weekends etc).

A simple buggered gauge on a bit of mining equipment can cost huge amounts of down time and lost production.

I worked as a surveyor’s chainman to feed myself during uni days and have always regretted I didn’t stick with it and earn my ticket.

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 9:24 pm

Cohenite:

It’s not all bad though: Tulsi filling in for Tucker. She is gloriously beautiful.

She’s also Apprentice Inner Party and will come as a hell of a shock to the Republicans who are being taken for one hell of a ride. But not all of them. Too many are in on this farce.

custard
custard
November 15, 2022 9:24 pm

Trump press conference tomorrow 9.00am WST

I don’t work tomorrow

Excellent!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 15, 2022 9:26 pm

Sad, Winston. I recommend Wynns Cab Sav, which I’m imbibing tonight (with good novel), it was at a decent price at the bottleshop.

Zipster
Zipster
November 15, 2022 9:27 pm

This training will help ensure support for members of the Faculty who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and questioning, asexual and aromantic plus other related identities (LGBTIQA+), helping grow and maintain a more inclusive Faculty and University.

Still no P, not woke enough!

miltonf
miltonf
November 15, 2022 9:29 pm

Razey is full of shit- just like those comments about engineering. There are many kinds of engineering elec, mech, civil, methods, chemical, comms …

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 9:30 pm

My God, Rosie.
You are so naive it’s embarrassing.

Some property owners might have done better than that but absentee owners employing station managers?
Seems unlikely. Especially when you consider property owners actually demanded they be paid the paltry child endowments available after world war two.
And the idea that that kind of arrangement could have continued even to the present day is absurd, whatever you might think of the aboriginal industry

They’d be on casual rates and the tribal support would be taken from their wages. As well as their Union fees.

Cassie of Sydney
November 15, 2022 9:33 pm

In today’s Oz Dribbler Sheridan described Donald Trump as a “despicable person”.

In a piece in the Oz earlier this year, Dribbler Sheridan described the venally corrupt Sniffer Biden as a “good man”.

Well, it’s not often that words fail me. But I’ll try. Dribbler Sheridan (and if anyone who lurks here is unlucky enough to know Sheridan, please feel free to pass it on), is a grotesque mediocrity, a has been, actually he’s someone who never was anything, a joke, a dribbler, a poor writer, an ugly pock marked carp fish that’s been washed up on a beach looking for something to fellate, a vomitous piece of work, a man who sits on the fence about everything, a man who doesn’t know if he’s Arthur or Martha. The fact that he still has a gig at the Oz is a blight on the newspaper.

Anyway, enough with the compliments. I now need to go away and think of some insults for the disgusting Dribbler.

cohenite
November 15, 2022 9:35 pm

Fuck me; Boebert getting screwed and not in a good way:

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

Zipster
Zipster
November 15, 2022 9:37 pm

Trump press conference tomorrow 9.00am WST

they have had two years to clean the demonrat fraud and failed miserably. Unless it’s cleaned up in the next two years he has no chance. Even an empty chair would get elected over Trump

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 9:40 pm

Tinta:
gonorrhea in toddlers: Tertiary syphilis in 25 year old men & women. The tertiary stage takes 25 to 30 years to manifest.
Kids in strollers in pre Opal days with a tin of petrol firmly fixed to the tray – it keeps ’em quiet.
6 Month old babies with a less than their original birth weight.
24 month old toddlers with all the front teeth rotted out from sleeping with orange juice bottles in their mouths. Orange juice – it’s good for them.
I used to think the NCCH was a shithole but it was looxury compared to some of these camps.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 15, 2022 9:44 pm

Unless it’s cleaned up in the next two years he has no chance. Even an empty chair would get elected over Trump

Not just Trump. DeSantis has zero chance. No Republican has a chance. The Dems have put too much into this fraud to dare stop now or ever.

Unfortunately it won’t stop, because the authorities like the FBI and DoJ whose job is to prosecute such things are also fully captured.

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 9:45 pm

Thefrollickingmoll:

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek says despite the collapse of a major soft plastics recycling scheme, the federal government has set a target to recycle or reuse 100 per cent of plastic waste by 2040 and end plastic pollution.

So arrogant in the perfection of their own thought processes, they are unable to see their brain farts are not equivalent to the free markets price signals.
And they will bring this nation to its knees.
Then demand forgiveness for the chaos.

Cassie of Sydney
November 15, 2022 9:50 pm

“gonorrhea in toddlers: Tertiary syphilis in 25 year old men & women. The tertiary stage takes 25 to 30 years to manifest.
Kids in strollers in pre Opal days with a tin of petrol firmly fixed to the tray – it keeps ’em quiet.
6 Month old babies with a less than their original birth weight.
24 month old toddlers with all the front teeth rotted out from sleeping with orange juice bottles in their mouths. Orange juice – it’s good for them.
I used to think the NCCH was a shithole but it was looxury compared to some of these camps”

But…but….but…..doncha know……the “Voice” will fix all of this.

MatrixTransform
November 15, 2022 9:52 pm

way to go people.
could youse sound any more facile?

Razey says something in context of welcome to cuntry
too broad? yeah maybe it was.

BB says fair go, not everybody’s like that
and yes, ye old BB has stated his own position on cuntry before today.

so … whats the prob? conv over right?

apparently not

you lot … do try not sound like mUnty

it’s a bit pathetic

Cassie of Sydney
November 15, 2022 9:52 pm

“they have had two years to clean the demonrat fraud and failed miserably.”

All of this suits Bitch McConnell and Co. It isn’t just the Demonrats who are corrupt, so is the GOP RINO establishment, full of scum like McConnell and Graham.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 15, 2022 9:54 pm

Even an empty chair would get elected over Trump

That’s some pretty good bait, right there.

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 9:55 pm

MiltonF:

Best to do a trade and then do engineering if you are so inclined

A very good point.
A grounding in the basics is essential if you want to really understand your profession.
Most professional disasters occur because the professionals don’t realise the pitfalls.
There’s a lot to be said for the “Mustang” concept in the armed forces. And the Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse progresssion in nursing.

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 10:03 pm

Dot:

There are many “trades” which aren’t trades at all and dirt cheap and quick to be trained in.
HR truck licence course. 2 days. Same salary as a graduate engineer. $1800 cost. Pre reqs: a car driver’s licence.

Here is the hidden cost of the ticket clipping that soaks up employment opportunities for the Wukkas, while providing employment opportunities for sub continentals who can’t drive manual trucks because they can’t count beyond 5.
This stupid, stupid country.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Yet some accounts suggest the rations were little more than a bit of flour, sugar and some meat, medical care virtually non existent

In other words, the same tucker as whitefellas were given, & the same medical treatment.

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 10:09 pm

Tinta:

San Francisco’s archbishop declared May 20 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is not “to be admitted” to Communion unless and until she publicly repudiates “support for abortion ‘rights’” and goes to confession and receives absolution “for her cooperation in this evil.”

Finally Tinta, someone on the Churches side.
I don’t expect it to have much impact, though.
I expect the good Archbishop to have an unfortunate accident with a safe falling from the highest building in SF, and being run over by the COVID bus while a marching Mariachi Band passes by at midday.
Being an optimist and all.

cohenite
November 15, 2022 10:12 pm

Anyway, there’s a new series of Yellowstone.

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 10:20 pm

ZK2A:

I’ve seen a few of the next generation pushed towards University because “No son of mine is ever going
FARMING!!!

Whatever happened to the Agricultural Colleges?
I remember being lumped onto a classmate over the holidays whose dad worked at the Wollongbar Research station near Lismore.

custard
custard
November 15, 2022 10:21 pm

Q posts 4959 to 4962 are being retruthed by Donald J Trump

Anyone who discount that the Q posts aren’t linked to Trump’s plans is a fool!

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 10:23 pm

Bruce of Newcastle:

That’s the problem.
The poor kid pinged for not including a welcome to country in his essay was doing engineering.
On the other hand in the not too distant future we’re not going to need engineering.
Blacksmithing, perhaps yes, amongst the ruins.

Not if you don’t know of anyone with horses. The neddy’s will all be eaten when the grasshoppers and locusts arrive from the cities demanding proper WiFi connections.

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 10:30 pm

Blac Ball:

The Abo’s can get fucked.
Bit harsh

Sure, but even you should be able to see that the pool of human kindness runs pretty dry when it keeps getting kicked over and pissed in.
And $34 Billion a year is pretty damn big pool.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 15, 2022 10:38 pm

Yet some accounts suggest the rations were little more than a bit of flour, sugar and some meat, medical care virtually non existent

A little known fact around the 1966 Wave Hill ‘event’ was the demand for a First-Nations only oncolcogy unit and PET scanner at Kalkarindji, about 30 km away.

And free buses.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 15, 2022 10:39 pm
Top Ender
Top Ender
November 15, 2022 10:41 pm

Anyway, there’s a new series of Yellowstone.

Gave up on it after three episodes – too moody.

1883 – gave up on it after five episodes – too woke. (Great looking sheila rides horses and fights and so on – better than most of the men on the wagon train journey around her….)

custard
custard
November 15, 2022 10:42 pm

Brazil is in the mix

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Whatever happened to the Agricultural Colleges?

Defunded. This allows the laptop class to say they were “voluntarily” closed by the industry representatives on the governing committee.
A few struggle on.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 15, 2022 10:44 pm

Brazil is off the pace.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Knuckle Dragger says: November 15, 2022 at 10:38 pm
A little known fact around the 1966 Wave Hill ‘event’ was the demand for a First-Nations only oncolcogy unit and PET scanner at Kalkarindji, about 30 km away.

KD, it gets better.
Construction (& thus opening) of Lajamanu (okay not quite Kalkarindji) medical centre was held up for quite some time while negotiations over the amount to be paid to extinguish native title of the footprint of the medical centre building.

“You fellers want a medical centre there, you pay to extinguish native title”
I know what I woulda said to that.

Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 10:48 pm

DocBeaugan:

“Some aborigines are useless freeloaders. Others have fitted in to Australian society very well. Probably a majority of them. You’re being too collectivist. People vary quite a lot.

Cassie:

Nicely said BG.

Winston:
The issue is the helpless who are being sacrificed on the altar of Goughs Marxist ideological dream – the ones we owe a bit of common Human decency to, and the ones who are being left to die in the dust of the Collectivist Dream.
The ones who have been left behind.
Menzies said something about them once.
No one gives a shit about them.
Collectivism doesn’t address the issue.

rosie
rosie
November 15, 2022 10:53 pm
Winston Smith
November 15, 2022 11:02 pm

Pedro the Loafer:

I worked as a surveyor’s chainman to feed myself during uni days and have always regretted I didn’t stick with it and earn my ticket.

After the oil shock/Yom Kippur War and the recession that did huge amounts of damage to the Australian Industrial base, I moved from Sydney to Brisbane because that was where the work was, and ended up as a chainman in the BCC dungeon – the Chainmans Room. Amazing place. The phone would go off to get one of the Surveyors vehicles ready for the field. At least two of the chainmen would leap into the center of the room thinking that the bell had rung in Brophys Tent.
I stuck at it for three years until I was able to finish night school to get a position as a student nurse back in Sydney. Great times doing shit in the bush, but I just didn’t have the qualifications for doing Surveying.
A pity I missed the Shot Firers course which was offered a week before I started. On such vagaries are life’s fortunes turned.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
November 15, 2022 11:07 pm

From News com au

The ABC’s health expert Dr Norman Swan has been forced to issue a grovelling apology after falsely linking the death of the late Senator Kimberley Kitching – and Shane Warne’s – to Covid-19.

Senator Kitching died on March 10 from a suspected heart attack at the age of 52. She was being treated for a thyroid condition that was contributing to heart problems.

Speaking on ABC News on Tuesday morning, Dr Swan said that it was “too much of a coincidence” that they died from heart attacks after contracting Covid.

“It’s too much of a coincidence that Shane Warne and the Labor Senator in Victoria died not long after a Covid infection, and people are reporting sudden death after Covid infection. It’s not benign,” he said

However, Senator Kitching did not contract Covid before her death and had not tested positive previously”.

Shane’s death been used by both sides. However his Dr said he was high risk and he had mentioned heart issues in weeks before his death.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
November 15, 2022 11:20 pm

A bit pf parallel life experience there Winston.

I spent an extra year in getting my degree because I loved going bush with the surveyors and missed a fair bit of study. I got a real taste for surveying, but was too invested in my degree to opt out and get survey qualified.

Loved the remote bush life, which led me into the mining game.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
November 15, 2022 11:20 pm

ABC expert gives grovelling apology?
For my money, Swan is in no way an expert, he’s just a talking head with a spot in the luvvie’s carpark… and I’ve got no doubt that he will give a very conditional non-apology, and follow it immediately with deadly pandemic jab jab booster booster booster dangerous new highly virulent evasive strain experts warn.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 15, 2022 11:21 pm

Kids in strollers in pre Opal days with a tin of petrol firmly fixed to the tray – it keeps ’em quiet.

Aboriginal women, carrying their babies wrapped in petrol soaked blankets., to stop them crying.

Aboriginal girls, very young “on the pill” to prevent pregnancies, resulting from rape.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 15, 2022 11:32 pm

Yet some accounts suggest the rations were little more than a bit of flour, sugar and some meat, medical care virtually non existent

In the Kimberlys, at least, the whole scheme was monitored by the local Protector of Aborigines – usually a police officer acting in that capacity – and any station owner/manager who stinted on the rations had their “Permit to employ Aborigines ” withdrawn. Good luck finding “Whitefella” stockmen to work there…

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 15, 2022 11:33 pm

What Is Behind Trump’s Attack on DeSantis? Has He Lost His Marbles or Does He See Things the Rest of Us Do Not — Such as the Florida Governor Being Set Up as a Stool?

As you listen to Democrats and Republicans alike rage against, mock, or blame Donald Trump in the wake of the 2022 mid-terms, there is one question we all ought to be asking ourselves: How exactly is this different than what has been hurled at Trump for the past six-seven years?

In this case, however, the charge is made worse, of course, by the result of the mid-terms — but have conservatives really forgotten to what extent Democrats rig elections? — along with the fact of The Donald’s mockery of “DESANCTIMONIOUS” (thanks to Glenn Reynolds).

While highly critical of “Trump’s tantrums over the attention DeSantis is getting”, Jeff Goldstein nevertheless recognizes that

the corporate media and GOP establishment shadow-puppeteers like Paul Ryan are trying to blame Tuesday’s underwhelming showing on Trump. And yes, they are wooing DeSantis as a potential Trump killer. But the facts are that Trump had a 93% win rate as a midterm kingmaker, with several races still undecided, and obvious missteps like Dr Oz notwithstanding.

… just because the GOP establishment wants to push DeSantis over Trump doesn’t mean they can control DeSantis. They may think they can

When, however, Jeff Goldstein says that Trump’s “behavior repels independents and suburban women”, he is forgetting the two-minute (the two-hour?) hate sessions retreaded daily by the “neutral” media…

In that perspective, it should be noted that over at the Conservative House,

Sundance points out that the élites, Democrat as well as Republican, are betting on Ron DeSantis in the hope (well-founded or not) that the Florida governor will (consciously or otherwise) be more open to (their) influence.

– As noted by a comment from Rick Stans:

Either we’re all in for MAGA (despite what Trump does) or we’ll all be learning how to say “can I trade my dollars for yuan” in Mandarin one day! Wake up foolish Ron supporters who have become offended by Trump! Haven’t you learned from your parents that “sticks and stones may break my bones…..”

Trump is a gamer and his words were just a precursor to let Ron know that all the money and notoriety he will be promised for distancing himself from MAGA to “Save” America, is really nothing but fools gold in the end if MAGA goes the way of the Tea Party!

The Republican Club would rather lose elections and retain power than win and be held accountable to deliver on their false promises.

– Time to allow Richard Baris, the People’s Pundit (thanks to LafnH20), to share his Twitter feed:

I’ll tell everyone what it was right now, though it’s not the smartest fight for REPs to have before a midterm. When Ron DeSantis is chatting with @kevinomccarthy and Team Paul Ryan behind the back of the man who made him the governor of Florida, it was bound to happen.

They’ve targeted Ron DeSantis as the stool they believe is their best chance to foil another Trump Presidency and after enough hammering away at him and blowing up his head, there are indications that it is working. But make no mistake, it is a DC establishment plan and is true.

I’ve received at least a half dozen calls from GOP donors who have told me the contents of their conversations AND sitting members of Congress have confirmed it.

@GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan have hatched a plan to defeat MAGA in 2024 and Ron DeSantis is the stool.

Sorry if that hurts some of your feelings, but it’s true and those of you most likely to bitch about me saying it don’t know what the Hell you’re talking about.

If DeSantis doesn’t bite, though he has been more lately, their next target is @GlennYoungkin.

… Point being, for those of us who know, it was not at all surprising to hear that. Sure, it plays into their hands, but that’s Trump folks. That’s his way to say, “I know what you’re doing, I’ve heard all about it.” “Andrew Gillum would be governor of Florida if not for me.”

The reactions to this thread are exactly why Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell are in love with this idea.

Folks, I don’t really care for whom you vote. But don’t delude yourselves into pretending it isn’t #NeverTrump behind the push for Ron DeSantis to fracture the party in a primary if and when Trump obviously runs. It most definitely is them to include McCarthy and McConnell.

And both things can be true. It [the friendly fire] absolutely could’ve waited for Wednesday. But come on, everyone should know by now, that’s Trump.

Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff and campaign manager, right here, and retweeted by Byron York with the quickness. I have to be brutally honest, I’m a little surprised the party who beat Fox New is gearing up to potentially fall for this plan. He knows full well, folks.

– After speaking to Sebastian Gorka, who called Trump and DeSantis “two alpha males” (thanks to Sarah Hoyt), the National Pulse’s Raheem Kassam offered his prescription:

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 15, 2022 11:37 pm

Australian Government Hopes China will Lead on Climate Change and Peace in Ukraine

Essay by Eric Worrall

Another chapter in Australia’s increasingly incoherent climate policy and international diplomacy.

Penny Wong flags cooperation on climate change as Australia tries to reboot relationship with China

Minister also reiterates Australia’s expectation that China use its influence with Vladimir Putin to end Russian invasion of Ukraine

Australia’s foreign affairs minister, Penny Wong, has flagged working more closely with China on issues such as climate change as part of ongoing efforts to reboot the fractured relationship after years of public confrontation.

As Anthony Albanese signalled publicly his willingness to meet with China’s leaders during the week-long international summit season in Cambodia, Bali and Bangkok, Wong used a major foreign policy speech in Australia to articulate her objective to stabilise relations with China.

Wong said her objective was to work out areas of “mutual benefit in our relationship, and we are open to working with China in other ways, including to address major transnational challenges like climate change”.

Wong said Australia needed to tread its own path. “If Australia can be effective in our diplomacy, especially in multilateral and mini-lateral groupings, we have will more chance of upholding the international order, maintaining our independence, exercising our agency, and achieving the equilibrium that is the basis of sustainable peace and prosperity.”

What are Australia’s government ministers attempting to achieve?

Do they believe if they cosy up to Xi Jinping, China will build fewer coal plants?

Do they think China has any motivation to try to end the Ukraine war, and to end the Western sanctions which have turned Russia into a captive supplier of cheap energy to China and India?

Does looking weak and needy in any way help Australia placate an increasingly belligerent Chinese leadership, or help the USA maintain a strong front against Chinese aggression in the South China Sea?

The phrase which comes to mind is “amateur hour”.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 15, 2022 11:48 pm

Conflict in Ukraine is hybrid war – Lavrov

Western nations have long been participants and were the ones that unleashed it, the Russian foreign minister has said

The conflict in Ukraine is a hybrid war, in which Russia is essentially facing Western nations, which triggered the crisis in the first place, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. He gave the assessment on Tuesday on the sidelines of the summit of G20 leaders in Indonesia.

The minister, who heads the Russian delegation, said that the US and its allies were pushing to include the Ukraine issue in the final declaration, which participants are set to sign on Wednesday.

“They wanted to add wording that would have condemned the actions of Russia on behalf of the entire G20 club, including Russia itself,” Lavrov said. Moscow’s delegation believes the issue to be irrelevant to the agenda of the gathering, but suggested reflecting the difference of opinion about it, he added.

“Sure, there is a war underway in Ukraine. A hybrid war that was unleashed by the West and which it prepared for many years, starting with the moment it supported the [2014] armed coup [in Ukraine] and the empowerment of openly racist and neo-Nazi powers” there, the diplomat added.

The launch this week of an EU mission, which aims to train 15,000 Ukrainian troops over two years, is the latest example of how Western nations are taking part in the “hybrid war”, Lavrov told journalists.

The arming and funding of Ukrainian troops, supply of intelligence and assistance in picking targets for military action, which Western nations do, make them participants, he explained.

Lavrov noted that Western nations resembled the USSR in the way they championed the Ukraine cause at unrelated forums. During a Communist Party gathering at some Soviet factory, which was supposed to be about some manufacturing issues, “it was considered correct to start a discussion with the obligatory condemnation of American imperialism. Western nations have used a similar approach at the G20,” he noted.

By repeating the mantra about Russia’s supposedly “unprovoked aggression” against Ukraine, Western nations are convincing non-aligned countries that the conflict was actually provoked by them and was not an act of aggression by Russia, but a legitimate response to threats created by the West, Lavrov stated.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 15, 2022 11:54 pm

Schumer: I’m Meeting with McConnell to Push for Ditching ‘MAGA Republicans’

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Monday on CNN’s “This Morning” that he was meeting with Senat Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the wake of midterm election results to convince Republican senators to ditch so-called “MAGA Republicans.”

Co-host Kaitlan Collins said, “Are you going to talk to Mitch McConnell? What does that look like?”

Schumer said, “I’m going to say to the Republicans in the Senate who are not the MAGA Republicans, stop letting them lead your party. Work with us to get things done. I intend to sit down with Mitch McConnell and express that.”

He continued, “I intend to sit down with him and say we should be working together. You’re not going to get the extremists in your party to work with anybody, but the rest of us can work together and get some real things done for the American people.”

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 15, 2022 11:58 pm

27 Shot During Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Amish shooting Amish

Twenty-seven people were shot, six of them fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

ABC 7 / Chicag0 Sun-Times reported the first fatal shooting of the weekend occurred Friday night around 6:20 p.m. when an alleged robber shot and fatally wounded a clerk.

Breitbart News noted that the alleged robber was shot by a concealed carry permit holder who was in the store at the time of the would-be robbery. The robbery suspect then shot the clerk, killing him.

The second fatal shooting of the weekend occurred Saturday night just before 9 p.m. when “a man believed to be in his 40s” was shot “in the 6300-block of South Fairfield Avenue.” Someone dropped the man off at a hospital, where he died.

The weekend’s third fatal shooting took place “about 2:40 a.m. [Sunday] in the 2200-block of West Walnut Street.” Police actually saw the victim getting shot and saw the gunman speed off in “a grey car and drive off.” The shooting victim died at the hospital.

Around 4:15 p.m. Sunday a 29-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded “in the 4800-block of South Tripp Avenue.” He was taken to a hospital where he died.

The weekend’s fifth fatal shooting was the result of a drive-by incident that occurred at 6 p.m. Sunday and the sixth fatal shooting involved a tow truck driver who got caught in crossfire.

The 49-year-old tow truck driver was fatally shot around 10:45 p.m.

The Sun-Times pointed out 605 people were killed in Chicago January 1, 2022, through November 13, 2022.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
November 15, 2022 11:59 pm

Aussie Cossack did a street “interview” with Qantas boss Alan Joyce.

Involved some “language” not normally heard from CEO’s.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 16, 2022 12:11 am

One Of England’s Largest Solar Farms Goes Bust After Borrowing £655 Million

Believe it or not, another solar energy company has gone bust. This time, it was one of the largest in England.

Toucan Energy Holdings 1 Ltd., based in Essex, Southern England, has gone into administration after racking up a whopping half a billion pounds in debt, according to a new Bloomberg report.

The company owns 53 solar farms across the country and had borrowed £655 million from Thurrock Council over the course of four years to try and finance its expansion, the report notes.

The investments are now being called “a scandal of huge proportions” by the council’s opposition. Thurrock Council has since appointed administrators to try and sell off the farms and return some cash to the council. The liquidation is supposed to “maximize recovery” for taxpayers, the current leader of the council said.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
November 16, 2022 12:15 am

WTF is a Council doing loaning out 655m ? Corruption must be involved somehow.

had borrowed £655 million from Thurrock Council over the course of four years to try and finance its expansion, the report notes.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 16, 2022 12:20 am

They Can’t Count Even in Vegas Now? Transcript from “America This Week”

“If they counted money the way they’re counting ballots, those people would be in Lake Mead tied to a cinder block,” says Walter Kirn, on the Nevada elections

Late this week, the Clark County Registrar in Nevada, Joe Gloria, gave one of the more confusing recent press conferences, saying 50,000 votes still needed to be counted, but that he would likely need until Monday to “get them into the system.” Below is a five-box of MSNBC talking heads straining, for minutes, to make sense of his explanation:

We can argue about why this is happening — the conventional explanation is a new influx of mail-in ballots, which take longer to count, with both parties blaming each other for why — but editorializing on the subject has been bizarre for another reason. Commercial media both before (see here, here, here, and here) and after (see here, here, here, and here) the midterms has been packed with stories about how it’s totally fine that it now takes forever to count votes in America. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre even declared, “That’s how this is supposed to work.”

On the other hand, if counting votes quickly is so essential to instilling confidence in democracy, and “democracy itself” is famously in trouble, why aren’t we trying harder to fix this? Especially in Nevada, a state famous for its counting, the new tolerance for sloth hits the ear like an oar.

Here’s Walter Kirn, broadcasting from Clark County Friday, on the seeming inability of Americans to count things, even in a state where reaching an accurate count every night is a matter of life or death:

Walter Kirn: This is a town in which umpteen-million quarters are dumped into slot machines every night and counted within hours. This is a town that counts for a living. If you’ve seen Casino, you know how it works. A few of those dollars may go into some people’s pockets, or they used to, at least before MGM…

Matt Taibbi: But if you’re off by a couple bucks, you end up in a hole a couple of miles north of the city, don’t you?

Walter Kirn: Exactly. If they counted money the way they’re counting ballots, those people would be in Lake Mead tied to a cinder block. So it’s increasingly hard for me, as at a certain level I’m just the average person, and the average person should not need to have a Jesuitical, theologically precise insight into all the different types of ballots, and all the ways in which they’re delivered, and all the stages at which they’re tabulated.

The outsider, the American citizen, has every right to feel that these processes are simple, objective and rapid, and that they can’t have that confidence in that suggests to me that there is a lot to be a dissident about in this country.

The inability to get buy-in from voters, and especially from the losers of these elections, who must have the confidence that they lost fairly, is a systemic and spiritual failure. It can’t be addressed simply by criminalizing complaints or calling people names. It has to be addressed at the root. And there seems to be little prospect that it will be. So who wins and who loses now has become, to me, a secondary consideration.

The real consideration is how do they maintain faith in a system that really would not suffice in a grocery store at the end of the day, when they open the till.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 16, 2022 12:25 am

Why Are We Not Being Told the Truth About Ukraine?

We’re responsible for the escalation to date, and we’re going to have to find a way to back ourselves out of the quagmire, before the unthinkable, a nuclear confrontation, destroys us all.

We are watching history repeat itself. A new generation of American leadership is rushing headlong into the same traps that ensnared the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations in Vietnam. The mistakes made then: veering outside of U.S. strategic interests, a ratcheting escalation of commitment of manpower and weapons, concomitant massive government spending contributing to an inflationary crisis, the institutionalized cognitive dissonance that refuses to acknowledge counterfactuals against the prevailing narrative, and finally, massive lying to the American public about the facts on the ground, are all being repeated in the war in Ukraine.

These leaders’ actions are driven by the arrogance of power, an illusion of invincibility, a willful blindness, a refusal to admit error, and the Western obsession with dismantling the Putin regime and weakening Russia at any cost.

And the costs have already been staggering.

Year-to-date through September, the United States has committed over $52 billion to support Ukraine, including nearly $28 billion in military aid. This is more than the United States spent in total during the five most expensive years of U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan. The EU, which has more to lose from the regional conflagration, has committed a relatively paltry $16 billion. The U.S. military-industrial complex is alive and well, and more than happy to see this war continue for as long as possible. This is not in America’s best interest.

As terrible as the war and the suffering of the Ukrainian people are, Ukraine has never been in the United States’ core strategic interest. It is, however, clearly in Russia’s and in Europe’s. Once again, the United States has been suckered into doing the EU’s work. The U.S. government is now wading deeper and deeper into a conflict that the American people clearly did not want from the beginning of the war. Using a euphemism common in the early years of the Vietnam War, the U.S. government is now sending “advisors,” which the Pentagon has confirmed are military personnel, ostensibly to monitor and track the weapons it has contributed. At the same time, the U.S. Army’s elite 101st Airborne Division has been deployed to Europe for the first time since World War II, on what has been officially described as a “combat deployment.”

The American public repeatedly has been told that the Russian army is demoralized, that the Ukrainian military is prevailing on the battlefield, that Putin is dying of cancer and/or his generals are revolting, that sanctions are working, and that Russia’s economy is now worse than it was before the war. Like all good lies, these are built on kernels of truth exaggerated, twisted, or grossly inverted. The fact, as distasteful as it feels to most Americans and to me, is that Putin has a firm grip on power, Russian national income remains strong, and Russia has the upper hand in the conflict. Russia will outlast Ukraine and the West in this conflict.

Recent reports of U.S. officials secretly encouraging Ukrainian President Zelenskyy to be open to negotiations are more than just shows of good faith.

This reflects the growing fatigue and cost of the war, as well as the dawning realization that Russia has more leverage in the situation than the leaders of the West are letting on publicly.

Oh come on
Oh come on
November 16, 2022 12:27 am

The ABC’s health expert Dr Norman Swan has been forced to issue a grovelling apology after falsely linking the death of the late Senator Kimberley Kitching – and Shane Warne’s – to Covid-19.

Senator Kitching died on March 10 from a suspected heart attack at the age of 52. She was being treated for a thyroid condition that was contributing to heart problems.

Speaking on ABC News on Tuesday morning, Dr Swan said that it was “too much of a coincidence” that they died from heart attacks after contracting Covid.

This is a distraction play, and a poor one at that. Anyone with suspicions isn’t thinking about the possibility these people died due to some complication that arose due to their contracting Covid.

The fact the media runs with this kind of horseshit makes one even more suspicious.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 16, 2022 12:33 am

Pfizer And Moderna To Investigate Their Own Vaccines For Myocarditis Risks

In all likelihood, Pfizer and Moderna are trying to get out ahead of burgeoning side effects with their own studies as a means to spin or mitigate bad press in the future.

Why is Big Pharma investigating their own covid vaccines for myocarditis side effects if the vaccines were already supposedly tested and proven safe and effective?

Both Pfizer and Moderna have announced that they will be undertaking studies to determine the longer term risks of Myocarditis (an inflammatory condition of the heart which can lead to death) for people who have been injected with the mRNA based covid vaccines. The decision comes after the release of multiple medical studies which show a correlation and causation between the vaccines and an exponential increase in heart problems, specifically among men 40 years old and younger. Only a year ago the link between covid vaccinations and myocarditis was widely denied.

Studies also show that myocarditis risk increases with the number of boosters a person has taken.

Before the year 2020, the average vaccine was tested and re-tested by pharmaceutical companies and the FDA for 10 to 15 years before it could be released to the public. This was done not only because testing is a complex process with a lot of red tape involved, but also because it is the only way to discover any long term side-effects that might be associated with a particular immunization product. If you read any medical journal or scientific outline on vaccine development published before 2020, they all agree that long term testing is necessary for public safety.

Suddenly, after 2020 and the advent of public activism against the covid mandates, a host of medical “professionals” and bureaucrats began arguing that the mRNA vaccines do not need the same lengthy testing time frame because government funding allowed for everything to be accomplished much faster. This is a lie.

What really happened? Governments fast tracked approval using national emergency measures allowing Big Pharma to skip necessary tests and trials. Example: Pfizer representatives recently admitted under oath that they never tested the covid vaccine to see if it actually prevented transmission of the virus. They simply claimed that it did without verification. And governments began trying to enforce vaccines requirements on the populace based on the false claim that vaccination stops the spread.

It’s been less than two years since widespread distribution of the covid vaccines and we are already seeing signs of negative health issues through myocarditis and blood clotting disorders.

One has to wonder what further terrible developments will unfold for vaccinated people in another two years.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 16, 2022 12:39 am

Pfizer And Moderna To Investigate Their Own Vaccines For Myocarditis Risks

In all likelihood, Pfizer and Moderna are trying to get out ahead of burgeoning side effects with their own studies as a means to spin or mitigate bad press in the future.

From the Comments

– LOL. “We investigated ourselves and found absolutely no proof whatsoever that we’re killing people by the millions. These shots are 100% safe and effective. We recommend it’s time for your 20th booster shot.”

– This is like asking Hillary to investigate Arkancide

– This study is going to be as rigged as an AZ election.

– I’m going to investigate myself for tax evasion… Nope, turns out everything is 100% legit. No issues whatsoever.

– Ironically they may suggest Ivermectin or HCQ.

DaFisk
DaFisk
November 16, 2022 12:45 am

It’s becoming increasingly clear that the vaccine is killing tremendous numbers of people. It’s not safe. It will just have to be recalled and compensation paid by governments that forced people to take it.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 16, 2022 12:51 am

Global Warming Continues

Australia’s east coast to freeze as Antarctic blast strikes: Icy conditions for Sydney and Melbourne – and Tasmania’s already snowed under

– Frost and cold winds will sweep across Victoria and NSW for the coming days
– Tasmania has already been inundated with cold temperatures and snowfall
– The weather has been caused by a low-pressure system dragging Antarctic air

Meanwhile in the Country of “Droughts and Flooding Rains”

DaFisk
DaFisk
November 16, 2022 12:52 am

How many people have been killed by the vaccine? You have to assume all excess deaths under the age of say 75 are caused by the vaccine. Heart attacks, strikes, seizures, aneurysms, all are at record levels caused by the vaccine.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 16, 2022 12:56 am

The Wrath of Nancy: NBC Correspondent Miguel Almaguer Suspended After Viral Report on Paul Pelosi and David DePape

NBC Today show correspondent Miguel Almaguer has been suspended pending an internal investigation after NBC News had to retract his reporting that inflamed right-wing conspiracy theories about the brutal assault on Paul Pelosi, Confider has learned.

In an on-air report that went viral soon after it aired Almaguer suggested Nancy Pelosi’s husband was not in danger when cops arrived at their San Francisco home.

“After a ‘knock and announce,’ the front door was opened by Mr. Pelosi. The 82-year-old did not immediately declare an emergency or tried to leave his home but instead began walking several feet back into the foyer toward the assailant and away from police,” Almaguer reported on the morning of November 4. “It’s unclear if the 82-year-old was already injured or what his mental state was, say sources.”

Arkancide Hillary was Smiling!

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 16, 2022 1:08 am

Angry Turks And Talking Turkey About Ukraine In Turkiye?

Following a terrorist bombing in Istanbul — attributed to the Kurdish Workers Party by Turkish authorities — Turkey’s Foreign Minister told the United States to go screw itself.

According to the breaking news, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said in a statement after the explosion on Istanbul Taksim Istiklal Street, “We do not accept the condolence message of the US Embassy. If we had not caught the attacker, he would have fled to Greece today.” said.

The statement by Turkey’s Interior Minister is not just a passing, emotional response. He is sending Biden and his team a clear message — we blame you for this. Quite a potential rupture of the process to bring two new NATO members into the fold. This is likely to make Turkey even more determined to press Sweden and Finland to stop harboring PKK members. Unless the two aspiring NATO applicants submit to Turkey’s demands, Turkey will continue to block their admission. This will create a dilemma for NATO. Press Sweden and Finland to accede to Turkey’s position on the matter or ignore Turkey and risk Turkey withdrawing from NATO.

The Biden administration has now confirmed that CIA head Burns has met with Naryshkin. But it is lying about the content of the talks:

The United States asked for this meeting. Not Russia. When you factor that in with General Mark Milley’s call for Ukraine to entertain negotiations with Russia, this is a clear sign that the United States has growing concerns about Ukraine’s prospects for success and Washington’s ability to keep funneling money into the Black Hole of Kiev:

Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. According to US officials, Milley “has made the case in internal meetings that the Ukrainians have achieved about as much as they could reasonably expect on the battlefield before winter sets in and so they should try to cement their gains at the bargaining table.”

The top US general has made no secret of his stance. “When there’s an opportunity to negotiate, when peace can be achieved, seize it,” Milley declared in a public speech this week.

If Ukraine really did have Russia on the ropes, with victory in its grasp, why would anyone in Washington want to encourage Ukrainian President Zelensky to negotiate? Western euphoria about Russia’s tactical withdrawal from the city of Kherson, is masking the growing pressure from the citizens of NATO countries to halt financial support to Ukraine while they suffer with rising prices and contracting economies.

One final data point (also noted by Andrei Martyanov and Moon of Alabama) — the United States no longer has excess 155 mm howitzer shells to send to Ukraine and is looking to South Korea to pony up 100,000 rounds:

News of the transfer, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes as the US has warned that North Korea is secretly supplying Russia with artillery shells for the war in Ukraine. The intended transfers from both Pyongyang and Seoul highlight the pressure the war has put on the defense industrial bases of US and Russia.

“There’s no question that it’s put pressure on our own stockpiles,” said Colin Kahl, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, speaking to reporters at a virtual meeting of George Washington University’s Project for Media and National Security. “It’s put pressure on our own industrial base. That’s been true of our allies.”

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 16, 2022 1:12 am

Australia to Grant Djokovic Visa Despite Vax Deportation Fiasco in January

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Novak Djokovic is set to be granted a visa to play in next year’s Australian Open despite his high-profile deportation in January.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Tuesday said it had confirmed newspaper reports that the immigration minister had overturned a potential three-year exclusion period for Djokovic.

The Australian Border Force has previously said an exclusion period could be waived in certain circumstances – and that each case would be assessed on its merits.

Immigration Minister Andrew Giles’ office declined comment on privacy grounds, meaning any announcement on Djokovic’s visa status would have to come from the 35-year-old Serbian tennis star.

The 21-time Grand Slam singles champion wasn’t allowed to defend his Australian Open title this year after a tumultuous 10-day legal saga over his COVID-19 vaccination status that culminated with his visa being revoked on the eve of the tournament.

Djokovic arrived at Melbourne Airport as the world’s top-ranked tennis player with a visa he’d obtained online and what he believed to be a valid medical exemption to the country’s strict laws for unvaccinated travellers because it was endorsed by Tennis Australia and the government of Victoria state, which hosts the tournament.

Confusion reigned, generating global headlines. As it transpired, that medical exemption allowed him entry to the tournament, which required all players, fans and officials to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, but not necessarily to enter the country. It was rejected by the Australian Border Force.

Alex Hawke, Australia’s immigration minister at the time, used discretionary powers to cancel Djokovic’s visa on character grounds, stating he was a “talisman of a community of anti-vaccine sentiment.”

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
November 16, 2022 1:13 am

Only one problem with Norman Swans comments. Kitching had never had Civid prior to her death and Swan after these comments has apologised to the family.

He is unfit to comment further on vaccines.

“This is a distraction play, and a poor one at that. Anyone with suspicions isn’t thinking about the possibility these people died due to some complication that arose due to their contracting Covid”

2dogs
2dogs
November 16, 2022 1:32 am

the front door was opened by Mr. Pelosi. The 82-year-old did not immediately declare an emergency or tried to leave his home but instead began walking several feet back into the foyer toward the assailant and away from police

Will we see any reporting of the trial of David de Pape, or is this just going to disappear now the midterms are over?

Oh come on
Oh come on
November 16, 2022 2:13 am

Only one problem with Norman Swans comments. Kitching had never had Civid prior to her death and Swan after these comments has apologised to the family.

You seem to have missed the point. Norman Swan and his perspective is not relevant. I’ll be clear – did the Covid vaxxes have anything to do with the deaths of Kimberley Kitching and Shane Warne? Maybe yes, maybe no but we don’t know and can’t say. And the institutional authorities appear utterly determined not to seek an answer to the question.

Which is – reasonably – interpreted as an answer to the question.

Tom
Tom
November 16, 2022 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
November 16, 2022 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
November 16, 2022 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
November 16, 2022 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
November 16, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
November 16, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
November 16, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
November 16, 2022 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
November 16, 2022 4:16 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
November 16, 2022 4:31 am

Thanx Tom

Johnny Rotten
November 16, 2022 4:39 am

The Crypto Contagion – More Lows into 2023

From Armstrong Economics –

“This FTX scandal is the death knell for cryptos. At first, I assumed that perhaps they lost a ton of money because of the implosion of the bond market. But this was not the case. In fact, this is perhaps the worst I have ever seen and it comes from trading losses from kids that had no experience whatsoever with regard to trading. They obviously did not even understand fiduciary responsibility. MF Global was taking client money to trade in London and got the market wrong. Bernie Madoff remains a mystery wrapped up in a political enigma. From 1991 to 2008, Bernie and Ruth Madoff contributed only about $240,000 to federal candidates, parties, and committees. Madoff was not trying to buy influence as was taking place at FTX. Maxwell mysteriously died in 1991 when his trading scandal surfaced, but he was also secretly backing the communist coup against Gorbachev in 1991.

Then there were the accounting scandals of ENRON and Worldcom whereby to hide their losses and failures, they engaged in accounting fraud to cover up the true story. But there were not using other people’s money to trade, they were hiding their bad performance from shareholders hoping to make a comeback.

That is the common denominator. I have been called into many crises. The one thing that always runs through the problem is the refusal to admit a mistake. That seems to lead to losing trades continuing to be held in hope of the infamous COMEBACK. The motive seems to be the same and many of the problems I have been called into to help solve have been in corporations where some strategy went wrong. In these cases of ENRON, Worldcom that were allowed to fester. The trading scandals are perpetuated in the hope that the next trade will win it all back.

Crypto contagion instigated by FTX, has only gotten more interesting since Sam Bankman-Fried sent a series of cryptic tweets spelling out the words “What HAPPENED” after his wealth wipeout. After the collapse of FTX, we are looking at a collapse in confidence in all digital assets.

With this degree of collapse in even Bitcoin, there will be more bankruptcies lining up. Inexperience dominates this young field and facing a stiff recession ahead going into 2023, this meltdown is not over yet. The low in Bitcoin from 2021 high is not likely before 2023. Thus – as they say – it ain’t over until the fat lady sings (a reference to Opera).”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/cryptocurrency/the-crypto-contagion-more-lows-into-2023/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Johnny Rotten
November 16, 2022 4:43 am

AN OBITUARY

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

-Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
-Why the early bird gets the worm;
-Life isn’t always fair;
-And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally lost the will to live, after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death:

-by his parents, Truth and Trust,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers:

-I Know My Rights
-I Want It Now
-Someone Else Is To Blame
-I’m A Victim
-Pay me for Doing Nothing

Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone.

If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Dot
Dot
November 16, 2022 4:48 am
Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 16, 2022 5:42 am

Winston Smithsays:
November 15, 2022 at 8:33 pm

Winston thank you for that tidbit of information, saw this just now – by 8:33pm, the Land of Nod had beckoned; rising at 4:30am each week day and 5:30am on weekends makes one rather wormish – the Wanssee Conference how very efficient.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 16, 2022 5:53 am

She’s also Apprentice Inner Party and will come as a hell of a shock to the Republicans who are being taken for one hell of a ride. But not all of them. Too many are in on this farce.

The Wisdom of Winston — I absolutely agree I would not trust Tulsi Gabbard as far as I can spit a grand piano, the Trojan filly, I don’t care how easy on the eye she is – no way, Jose.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
November 16, 2022 6:06 am

Winston Smithsays:
November 15, 2022 at 9:40 pm

Oh dear, Winston, you’ve seen and know such horror – your comment has deeply saddened me -has a Royal Commission never heard of these horrors? perhaps not because it shames those who have allowed the horrors to continue. Now that’s real racism isn’t it? How many little children have been sacrificed on the alter of ‘family’ – I know of one right now – in a vegetative state due to domestic violence visited upon hereby her indigenous ‘partner’

I wonder if the removal of the religious missions was a deliberate way to exterminate the aboriginal race given the proliferation of so many urban white-blackfellas? Could it be that those urban white-blackfellas need the horror of the remote aboriginal communities to justify their ‘activist advocacy’ and the money that flows therefrom? So many questions and the answer is an inVoice?

132andBush
132andBush
November 16, 2022 6:46 am

Going to be a close call in Hay with flood peaks expected this week.

I went there on Sunday via numerous detours to finish pre season work on a farmers harvester and was witness to a 70mm downpour that afternoon.

Bit of an eerie feeling standing on the town side of the levee and seeing the water level very much higher than where one is standing.

Eastern states grain harvest in serious trouble with many crops lost already.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
November 16, 2022 7:05 am

Gotta love local state politics. We had a lady join our campaign and help. then last week decide to pull the pin and run as an independent. Others wished her well, whilst myself and others thought WTF? Two weeks out from Election Day? Something is not quite right.
This week we find out she is working for another political group and she was a spy for their campaign to find out our tactics.
LOL we have bugger all tactics. Letterboxing and corflutes.
Seriously WTF? Who could be bothered doing shit like that? It’s such low rent. Politics drags out the scumbags at all levels.

Razey
Razey
November 16, 2022 7:10 am

Seriously WTF? Who could be bothered doing shit like that? It’s such low rent. Politics drags out the scumbags at all levels.

And we all know the one scumbag that needs to be removed, but will be voted back in (legally or illegally).

rosie
rosie
November 16, 2022 7:15 am

While this is a very concerning side affect for those affected, the Israelis, afaik, didn’t report report a single death, to date, from myocarditis or pericarditis.
Though I see the real experts are ascribing all excess deaths to the vaccines, presumably because that’s what they feel is happening.
Pre covid not a single high profile person every died of a heart attack at a young age, after all.
If Warne and Kitching’s deaths were vaxx related then why haven’t 52 year olds continued to die at an alarming rate since March 2022?
Although the long-term outcomes of vaccine-associated myocarditis and pericarditis are unclear, the current knowledge on the short-term clinical trajectories are reassuring. The clinical presentations of myocarditis after COVID-19 mRNA vaccination have been predominantly mild and few patients have required intensive treatment

Indolent
Indolent
November 16, 2022 7:18 am

They are working hard on total control, oppression and tyranny. I really don’t know when people will wake up.

Australia’s Banks have introduced a Social Credit System by linking Publics transactions to their Carbon Footprint

rosie
rosie
November 16, 2022 7:19 am

If she’s lucky your independent will get a couple of hundred first preference votes.
I wonder how the Angry Victorian Party will do?
AVP is the state arm of the federal Australian Values Party founded by OnlyFans model and former soldier Heston Russell.

Indolent
Indolent
November 16, 2022 7:28 am

Associated Press. What they’re basically saying is that we should live like sub-Saharan peasants.

Earth at 8 billion: Consumption not crowd is key to climate

calli
calli
November 16, 2022 7:28 am

The bank calculates a customer’s carbon footprint based on the ‘transactions made on your CommBank credit or debit cards’.

It says the national average for carbon emitted in kilograms is 1,280 – while a sustainable figure is around 200.

This upcoming feature will be available to all bank customers next year. Initially presented as a personalized carbon footprint.

Paying a fee to offset one’s “carbon footprint”? Good luck with that.

Unless they’re examining all the line items of a purchase, how would they know what purchases were “green” and which weren’t? And who decides?

Cassie of Sydney
November 16, 2022 7:30 am

“He is unfit to comment further on vaccines.”

Norman Swan is unfit to comment on anything. Just remember, at the beginning of the scamdemic, he was on air predicting the deaths of hundreds of thousands. His only expertise is in hyperbole. Swan, along with his SAGE buddies, are desperately trying to ramp up the fear again because they want to see us locked down.

rosie
rosie
November 16, 2022 7:32 am

Not surprising about the banks, Google timeline very kindly tells you how far you’ve travelled and how much of that was planet friendly, I think I’m on 28 000 km and only around 2500 was nice (must have been my train travel in Europe).
I felt terrible.

rosie
rosie
November 16, 2022 7:35 am

Cba used to categorise purchases by broad types, travel, motor vehicle, etc wasn’t particularly accurate and they stopped doing it for most customers a year or so ago.

2dogs
2dogs
November 16, 2022 7:36 am

This whole ballots vs votes thing is the reason why Australia has mandatory voting.

calli
calli
November 16, 2022 7:39 am

Google Timeline should track Luigi the Unbelievable. I bet he’s well over his 2500km limit! Net zero for him please.

On all these excess deaths, I’m still waiting for my minister to look haggard from all the extra funerals he’s conducting and my retired funeral director mate to be recalled to “process” all the bodies. And I live in God’s Waiting Room.

I’m sorry, but I’m not seeing the Black Death here. And you’d think by now that I would. I know I’ll be branded a “denialist” but I refuse to deny the evidence of my own eyes.

sfw
sfw
November 16, 2022 7:39 am

Looking at the artwork at the top of the page, surely he could’ve used an attractive model for the painting. Eve looks uninterested and rather plain. That apple must have been something special.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 16, 2022 7:42 am

It is weird the way Rowe draws Biden as lucid, composed, and confident. Always with the sunglasses to look ‘cool’.

How a publication aimed at the pragmatic heads of business can at the same time host such a delusional cartoonist is beyond me.

Unless they employ him because of some Federal program where giving the mentally deficient employment and out of an institution earns them payment from the government – and looking at how deficient Rowe is the payment must be massive.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 16, 2022 7:42 am

How much legal advice did Albo get before proposing “the Voice”?

None, apparently. Albrechten has an article about it in the Oz this morning.

Razey
Razey
November 16, 2022 7:43 am

Indolentsays:
November 16, 2022 at 7:18 am
They are working hard on total control, oppression and tyranny. I really don’t know when people will wake up.

Australia’s Banks have introduced a Social Credit System by linking Publics transactions to their Carbon Footprint

The Sheep in Vic seem to love living under oppression and tyranny.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 16, 2022 7:43 am

The string-pullers in the Democrats must still be in fear of Trump for them to be so busily trying to convince Republicans that he is a liability best cut off.

If he really was a liability they would want him kept in place.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
November 16, 2022 7:47 am

In Mulgrave the htv cards from each of these micro parties are changing daily. 14 candidates and their preferences. LOL. What a swamp.

rosie
rosie
November 16, 2022 7:54 am

Yes Calli deaths around here are a quiet cavalcade of the usual suspects including one well known volunteer who contributed until in her late nineties, died recently aged 105.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 16, 2022 7:54 am

Within Minutes of Arizona Gov Election Call, Twitter, DHS and Big Tech Begin Blocking Discussion of Difference Between “Ballots and Votes”

November 15, 2022 – Sundance

I’m going to skip noting that Elon Musk Twitter is essentially unchanged, regarding the relationship between Twitter, the Dept of Homeland Security and the disinformation police, as many keep saying Musk Twitter has not had time to reformat.

That said, five days after our post-election review of the difference between ballots and votes, and within minutes of the controversial Arizona governor contest being announced by DHS media outlets, suddenly any discussion about “Ballots -vs- Votes” is considered a risk to democracy. [LINK}

The need for control is a reaction to fear.

Twitter specifically, and Big Tech writ large, has now placed a warning on the CTH article where we draw attention to the general difference between ballots and votes. The timing of the intervention, as related to the content discussed, is transparent. Sunlight is a great disinfectant and must be controlled at all costs.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 16, 2022 7:55 am

Norm Swan is lead story on the Daily Mail, with “Dr Disgrace” as the headline.

Nice own goal, Normie!

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 16, 2022 8:01 am

Biden Says He’s ‘Making Sure’ Trump Will Not Become President Again

More fascism from the alleged president.

Old Joe Biden, the ostensible president of the United States, on Wednesday held one of his Potemkin press conferences before the gathering of sycophants and propagandists known as the White House press corps.

When a reporter said that Trump’s movement was “still very strong,” Biden laughed derisively and said, “Oh yeah?” He added, “Well, we just have to demonstrate that he will not take power by — if we — if he does run. I’m making sure he, under legitimate efforts of our Constitution, does not become the next President again.”

How can he make sure of that? He didn’t say, and of course the sycophants didn’t ask. But Biden’s remark was in keeping with his fascist agenda. Fascist? Yes.

Back on March 23, 1933, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler spoke before the Reichstag, urging it to pass an Enabling Act that would give him dictatorial powers. He said that this was urgently needed in light of an imminent threat to the nation. Hitler claimed that in 1918, Marxist organizations had seized power in Germany, leading to “a time of boundless misfortune for Germany, that is to say the working German Volk [people].” But he assured the Reichstag deputies that “the German Volk itself has increasingly turned away from concepts, parties, and associations which, in its eyes, are responsible for these conditions.” Does this sound familiar? It should. These are the same rhetorical notes Old Joe Biden sounded during his ominous Thursday night speech branding Donald Trump and his supporters as enemies of the state.

Probably more out of historical illiteracy than historical awareness, Biden’s handlers chose September 1, 2022 for Biden’s profoundly disturbing and un-American speech that echoed Hitler’s Reichstag speech.

lotocoti
lotocoti
November 16, 2022 8:03 am

Shocking news.
Describing islamic terrorism as islamic terrorism unfairly stigmatises islamic terrorism.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 16, 2022 8:04 am

November 15, 2022
Biden goes full frontal, ‘making sure’ Trump can’t run for president

Joe Biden is trying to prevent President Trump from ever running for office.

Biden’s denied such an aim in the past, but a few days ago, he dropped the fig leaf at the White House following the G-7 summit and went full frontal:

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we just have to demonstrate that he will not take power by — if we — if he does run. I’m making sure he, under legitimate efforts of our Constitution, does not become the next President again.

What the hell are the ‘legitimate efforts of our Constitution’? He sounds as though he thinks the thing has legs?

And what’s with this “making sure” Trump won’t run? How does he “make sure”? Is the fix in?

Now that he’s “making sure,” on Trump, it’s pretty obvious that these actions have been all about preventing a potential rival from running for office.

The only thing a sane voter can take from such remarks is that he thinks it’s his job to make our voting decisions for us. In a normal representative democracy, if Trump is the right man for the job, we will vote for him. If he’s not, we will vote for someone else. Biden’s bid to stop Trump is really an attempt to stop us from voting for Trump, which is dictatorship in democracy’s clothing. It’s none of his business who we vote for.

Biden in fact seems to be emboldened by the ongoing rigging in the system, which kept many Republicans out of power in a wave year on very questionable activities in the voting apparatus.

Now, he is now taking the electoral rigging to new levels with this tyrannical remark.

rosie
rosie
November 16, 2022 8:05 am

Swan’s another idiot who thinks he can diagnose at a distance.
And good point about these vultures causing additional distress to families with their unfounded speculations.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 16, 2022 8:08 am

Norm Swan is lead story on the Daily Mail, with “Dr Disgrace” as the headline.

That the ABC calls him an expert in anything shows how muddled and confused the idea of ‘the expert’ is. That is why the ABC was able to ‘pick’ their expert and what they do with the supposed cachet of his ‘expertedness’ which they used paradoxically as a means to amplify ill-informed but doctrinally conforming bulltish.

I am always aghast at what a mediocre, and undergraduate, unit the ABC is. Honi Soit on steroids. An organisation (in another bizarre contradiction in addition to the one above) which is peopled by cloistered activists who, despite their being at least middle aged, still think like undergraduates.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 16, 2022 8:08 am

Australia’s foreign affairs minister, Penny Wong, has flagged working more closely with China on issues such as climate change as part of ongoing efforts to reboot the fractured relationship after years of public confrontation.

Good idea, Benny.

Let’s follow the Chinese technique. Install unreliables with back-up generators at isolated locations that cannot be economically connected to the grid, sell raw materials for unreliables to foolish nations, and build lots of coal fired and nuclear generators to provide reliable, continuous power to the existing grid.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 16, 2022 8:09 am

Peta Credlin issues a chilling warning about how a likely Dan Andrews election win will see his ‘hard Left’ agenda sweep Australia – as her expose of his government sets to air

. Labor’s Victorian Premier Dan Andrews faces a state election on November 26
. Andrews presided over the longest and harshest Covid lockdowns in the world
. Sky News to screen the documentary The Cult of Daniel Andrews on Wednesday
. Presenter Peta Credlin has been a long-time critic of the Andrews government
. She has interviewed former Labor MPs, party insiders, union leaders and police

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 16, 2022 8:10 am

One from the Saturday Inquirer in the Oz. Basically a disabled guy had a “guy’s weekend” – costing $4k – paid for by the NDIS:

‘Man’s weekend’ plays up win-win for disability done differently

When Ben Paior-Smith turned 18 he was pretty keen to head to a nightclub in his home town of Adelaide, have a few drinks and a dance, maybe even meet a girl. Not so unusual for a young person coming of age.

But his mum, Sam, was worried. “I imagined him drinking himself silly, then saying something that might lead to a coward punch and a brain injury or worse.”

Again, not such an unusual worry for any parent. But Ben, now 22, has Down syndrome, autism and other health conditions. It tends to complicate things.

“But I couldn’t just say no, because I want him to have as close to a regular, full life, as possible,” Sam says.

So what did Sam, and Ben, do?

Read on:

Ben has had an NDIS plan since 2016. This means he receives a package of “reasonable and necessary” supports that allow him to live an “ordinary life”. Rather than running Ben’s package through a plan manager, it is self-managed by Sam and Ben, which allows them more flexibility in choosing supports.

With Paior a single parent with both children on the NDIS, respite is an allowable spend in the package, though Sam had better ideas.

“When Ben wanted to go out there were greater risks,” she explained.

“He doesn’t have the same ability to process or understand or mitigate risks as others. He has to be taught, possibly over and over, shown and repeated.

“So I organised for one of Ben’s support workers, Clarrie, to take Ben and his friend Charlie, who also has an intellectual disability, into the city for a ‘man’s weekend’.

“They stayed in a small serviced apartment, cooked some meals, learned how to navigate around the city, and then on the Saturday night, went out to Hindley Street (Adelaide’s nightclub district).

“Clarrie, and some of his uni mates who joined them, taught Ben and Charlie about safe alcohol use – cover your glass, ignore shenanigans in the toilets and avoid drunk people. It was a win-win. I had a break from caring. Ben and Charlie had a break from their mums.

“They were out doing exactly what young men should be doing, hanging out with mates.

“But they also learned a little more about independence. The NDIS paid for the support worker and the accommodation for the weekend, but not the alcohol.”

Of course, the respite could have been done with a traditional registered respite provider, the only option for NDIS-managed participants, and chosen by so many families whose NDIS funds are planned or self-managed. Many families haven’t been supported to think outside the box like Sam, and use the flexibility that is possible under the scheme.

“Those supports where Ben would have gone are often in the soulless houses in the outer suburbs, and run in a rules-heavy, risk-averse settings,” Sam says.

“They tend to focus on colouring in, watching videos and walks in the park. Hardly nightclubbing with your mates.”

And the kicker? A weekend with a registered respite provider would cost around $10,000; the cost to Sam and Charlie’s mum around $4000 combined. With better outcomes for all.

Eyrie
Eyrie
November 16, 2022 8:11 am

calli, based on the numbers in Indolent’s link it is one excess death in nearly 2000 people. How many people do you know? You wouldn’t expect to see any. Doesn’t mean the deaths aren’t happening.

Hugh
Hugh
November 16, 2022 8:12 am

sfw:

Looking at the artwork at the top of the page, surely he could’ve used an attractive model for the painting. Eve looks uninterested and rather plain.

Where else was Adam going to go? 😉

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 16, 2022 8:12 am

ABC daily prayers.
-We’re bringing this program to you from the land of the ……
– We are joined by Prof ……. to explain how this situation is impacted by climate change.

rosie
rosie
November 16, 2022 8:13 am

And the kicker? A weekend with a registered respite provider would cost around $10,000

Finding that a little hard to believe.

rosie
rosie
November 16, 2022 8:14 am

The link was to daily expose.
Enough said.

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