1,718 thoughts on “Open Thread – Tue 22 Nov 2022”

  1. Cassie:

    “Energy giant AGL will close South Australia’s Torrens Island B gas-fired power plant in 2026 as expensive fossil fuel-based generators across the grid face escalating pressure from wind and solar pummelling their profits and viability.”

    Insanity.

    And that, Cassie, is why I’ve given up trying to convince stupid people of their stupidity.
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  2. Plibbers all teary eyed and waffling along about blowing up sacred sites. FMD.

    Just declare any asset the black armband industry spruikers own as a “sacred site”.

    We should actually protect actual sacred sites, but let the traditional owners if they’d rather cash it in – self determination shouldn’t be held by majority white legislators should it?

    Funny how many sites don’t exist until there is a crap tonne of gold or oil underneath many of them.

    I gave a feeling that Shorten’s in laws assets all sit on sacred sites and were built with blackbirded and bonded servant labour.

    Put it under the hammer and compensate the indigenous, I say, for great justice.


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  3. @senator_sheldon Hi Tony, good to see you back threatening Qantas again like you did in 2011. But hey, your bio says you’re a Harvard graduate. How many weeks were you there, you genius.



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  4. Further to that silly article:

    How is this…misogyny?!

    By Madeleine Keck
    March 16, 2022
    Australian men hold some of the most misogynistic views in the Western world, with the cohort ranking well above the global average in a country-by-country analysis on gender bias and online abuse by research firm Ipsos and the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL).

    The findings, published during Women’s History Month, showed 32% of Australian men agree that men have “lost out” economically, politically and socially “as a result of feminism.” The subgroup was the second-highest in the survey of 20,000 people in 30 nations, just behind Poland, and significantly higher than the 23% of men globally who agree.

    Men unhappy in most feminist country, so they must hate women???

    “I didn’t kill anyone”

    WELL, THAT IS WHAT A MURDERER WOULD SAY!


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  5. sheldon Hi Tony

    Wasn’t Sheldo alleged to have been a commenter on the old Cat at one point? I seem to vaguely remember someone called Tony posting there who used to rabbit on about how wonderful unions were.

    Back in the days of “Alan”, a Scottish(?) communist who was a huge fan of Vogon poetry.


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  6. I mean it’s even more bizarre when the current ruling party has a policy of gender quotas, so if women are less interested in politics, men, by definition, must lose out to help women.

    The alternative is that you reject basic arithmetic in toto (how utterly absurd).

    “You must commit to the policy but you may not be even handed and analytical when thinking about how it affects society as a whole…”

    Oh hi, Chairman Mao.


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  7. The world should know the truth of what has been happening at Twatter

    Seriously? You’d have to have been gifted with all the intellectual firepower of a braindead slug not to have been aware of what was happening at twatter.


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  8. @senator_sheldon Tony, it’s me again. Sorry to take your time, I know you’re a very busy senator. I just wanted to ask, your wiki bio says you worked as a cleaner, bartender and garbage collector. Which of these professions did you study at Harvard summer school?



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  9. Sans underwear in the news again.

    Secret wymminse business?

    New twist in trial for Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins (24 Nov)

    The ACT Supreme Court will hold a closed hearing on December 2 over an application regarding the trial of Bruce Lehrmann.

    The media will be banned from attending the legal hearing and from reporting what the application is about.

    Following queries by news.com.au, the court released a statement today confirming the Court will be hearing an application in proceedings on 2 December 2022.

    All very mysterious. Even Samantha Maiden, who wrote the article, doesn’t know what it’s about.


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  10. I think people should be a bit careful and distinguish between ‘free speech’ as in the Constitutionally guaranteed right in the US (which is a guarantee that the government will not prosecute a person for what they say) and in the more colloquial sense such as being promised by Musk on Twitter (meaning no partisan censorship).

    No one has a constitutional right to access Twitter.

    I know AOC does not get the distinction, and thinks the 8$ blue tick is wrong because not everyone will feel like getting it. And blithely indifferent to the fact that Twitter satisfied no definition of free speech before and she was OK with that. But I expect conflating the two will be very important to the lefties angry to have lost their clubhouse who will challenge what is defensible under the one appropriate definition as being indefensible under the other.

    But, anyway, just something worth noting.


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  11. The media will be banned from attending the legal hearing and from reporting what the application is about.

    Lehmann will be strapped into a chair and a cage of starving rats be brought within a hair’s-breadth of his face, and they will ask him in mild tones whether he raped Brittnah.

    Conference room 101, I believe.


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  12. ~Six months these scumbags have been in power and look at this.

    Sack Alan Joyce: Labor senator Tony Sheldon renews attack on Qantas boss

    During the past few of days, they’ve threatened the RBA chief who really is one of them and now Alan Joyce. This going to be a fun couple of years.


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  13. “nonsense terms ‘stochastic’ + ‘terrorism’? “

    Stochastic essentially means: not random, but so complex as to appear to be random.
    So the path cyclone takes is stochastic – it is constrained by the limits of natural law, but there are so many variables involved that prediction is at best a statistical likelyhood, not a solid prediction.

    It would seem to me that all terrorism is stochastic – indeed, it hardly would be terrorism if there was not some element of apparent randomness involved.


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  14. Stochastic essentially means: not random, but so complex as to appear to be random.

    And because there is no measurement (of the masses of people and the way their minds are all working) and no single theory it is impossible to distinguish the stochastic from the random.

    So it boils down to an accusation that will be deployed as they wish and without possible justification.’

    But there are battalions of opinionistas out there now who have a new buzzword with which to impress those looking for excuses to unleash their own unhealthy urges.


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  15. The push by some airlines and regulators for a one-pilot large aircraft is ridiculous as passengers and pilots themselves will never agree.

    A one-pilot small aircraft with a handful of passengers is one thing but one pilot in charge of a 500-passenger jet – not a chance.

    Can’t they just ‘blow up’ an automatic pilot in case of an emergency like in ‘Flying High’ the movie?


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  16. I’m not seeing Pope Francis giving the Germans the green light?

    More importantly, he hasn’t given them the red light. All German bishops who refuse to affirm Catholic orthodoxy should be excommunicated right now.


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  17. What Is Skoliosexuality?

    Ha!

    I thought it would have something to do with scolioisis (with a ‘k’ in Greek so probably historically spelt thus).

    I see the original meaning of ‘bent’ has been retained though.

    (What about non-spinary?)


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  18. It’s very possible CL, while at the same time he’s asset rich. it’s not surprising he took hits in the GFC and carried accumulated losses forward in other years.

    I don’t think it’s changed, but in the US you can..
    Example

    Year 1 profit $100
    Year 2 profit $100
    Year 3 profit $100
    Year 4 loss ($500)

    You can go back to years 1&2&3 and claw those profits against year 4 loss and you can claim the taxes you paid in those years. You can also carry forward the accumulated loss beyond year 4 into year 5.

    The American tax system is a maze.


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  19. All these tears and breast beating about Juukan Gorge (where?) is nothing but a cash grab and an opportunity to extort more cash and concessions from the miners.
    The blowing up of Juukan as part of the expansion of Rio’s Brockton 4 iron ore project was done legally and with the full knowledge of the local “traditional owners”.

    Soon after the town based grifters and activists smelt a dollar and the site was suddenly declared sacred and about 100,000 years old.

    Have a look at Google Earth image of the area and the huge extent of Rio’s Hamersley Range operations at this long/lat – 22°37?3?S 117°9?28?E


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  20. Capt Burkas comment is disgusting and can only come from one lost to denialism.
    Look at the back peddling by others here.
    An insane little blog these days.


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  21. I recall back in the 90s, Trump said he signed every single check – large or small – that was owing. He was mostly concerned with cashflow.

    I do the same. Surprisingly (to me) not everybody does. Particularly some smaller operators who you’d expect would be right across their business operation.

    Nope. Turns out some people really are either innumerate or while excelling at something (say spraying pests) they’ve no grasp of numbers.


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  22. Pedro the Loafer says: November 24, 2022 at 3:03 pm
    All these tears and breast beating about Juukan Gorge (where?) is nothing but a cash grab and an opportunity to extort more cash and concessions from the miners.

    After the utter lies told about Coronation Hill (NT) in the 1990s I have difficulty accepting anything.

    Especially if it comes from TV. Every journalist who made a video “Coronation Hill report” knew very well they weren’t within hundreds of miles of the place.


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  23. The blowing up of Juukan as part of the expansion of Rio’s Brockton 4 iron ore project was done legally and with the full knowledge of the local “traditional owners”

    That was always my understanding, Pedro. One or two of the “townbased grifters and activists” smelt a dollar…


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  24. Deaths from the jab can’t be denied.

    But it seems they can!!!
    But it’s ok if your own governments are genocidally killing you off as long as it’s only a certain percentage according to the sick fucks here


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  25. In better news, the ABC is rebooting
    Mother & Son. Denise Scott is the mother. Son is a POC, naturally.

    Hopefully the ALPBC is sending a contingent from the Hive to Wilcannia for shooting. Somehow I doubt it.


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  26. “I’m kind of surprised he can still afford the plane.”

    If you owe the bank $100,000 the bank owns you.
    If you owe the bank $100,000,000 you own the bank.
    Not literally, but figuratively, of course.
    Trump owns the bank (figuratively).

    Besides, it’s tax numbers, not reality – the two are only vaguely related at this scale.

    EG, Elon says twitter is (was) losing $4M a day – nearly $1.5B a year. Mind boggling that they kept going for so long, right? Obviously, there’s a lot of value in controlling the political conversation, and Twitter wasn’t afraid to exploit that. There is no other reason they could still be even remotely “afloat” with that sort of loss.


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  27. Small Sylvester:
    “Tell me grandfather, why did you not revolt and fight back against the jabs?
    I’ve seen the footage of people standing in line on their way to the jabs.”

    Old Sylvester: “Lets go catch a tweety bird.”


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  28. Demonrats, they’re just the worst.

    Noncitizen Bill Makes Aliens and Diplomats D.C. Voters
    Congress can stop a law that gives the franchise to any adult 30-day district resident.
    By The Editorial Board

    The entrance of John A. Wilson Building, which houses the Executive Office of the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia.

    Hard as it is to believe, the mayor of Washington, D.C., might soon be elected with votes from illegal immigrants or the staff at the Chinese embassy. Last month the D.C. City Council passed a bill to expand the franchise in local elections to any adult with 30 days of residency. Mayor Muriel Bowser did not sign or veto it, so the bill was officially enacted Monday without her signature.

    A few jurisdictions have moved to let noncitizens vote in local races, but the D.C. plan stands out, given how it follows progressive ideas to a bizarre conclusion. New York City passed a noncitizen voting law that a court ruled this year was a violation of the state Constitution. But that proposal at least required noncitizen voters to have U.S. work authorization. No such limitation appears in the D.C. bill, meaning illegal aliens and foreign college students would be able to vote, and that’s not all.

    “There’s nothing in this measure to prevent employees at embassies of governments that are openly hostile to the United States from casting ballots,” the Washington Post reported. A writer at the lefty New Republic agreed with that assessment: “A Russian diplomat could live their entire life in Moscow or St. Petersburg, take a job as a cultural attaché at Russia’s D.C. Embassy in August 2024, move into their new apartment that September, and cast a ballot in D.C.’s local elections that November.”



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  29. Change of career path maybe?

    A high school principal has been suspended for allegedly sending teachers racy videos of scantily-clad young women in classrooms.

    Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace declared that “this behaviour is completely unacceptable’’.

    “It is an operational matter which I have raised directly with my Director-General, and I fully support the decision to suspend the principal while a thorough investigation is carried out,’’ she told The Australian.

    “The community and I rightly have high expectations of our principals, school leaders and staff.

    “Anyone who thinks it’s appropriate to share material like this is deeply mistaken and will face consequences.’’

    The suspension came after The Courier-Mail revealed that teachers at James Nash State High School in Gympie had complained about some of the explicit content in staff emails allegedly sent by principal Jackson Dodd.

    One memo, allegedly sent in February this year, contained a link to a YouTube video of the 80s song Sexy + 17 by Stray Cats, which shows a topless woman in underwear.

    The caption above the link to the video stated: “This might be a little close to home.”

    Teachers were also allegedly sent a music video of the 80s hit song Centrefold by the J.Geils Band, with scantily clad young women clutching school books and sitting on school desks wearing negligee.

    Mr Dodd has been principal of the school for five years.

    He could not be contacted for comment.


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  30. 2GB sought comment on the matter from cardiologist Ross Walker.

    With a career in cardiology of more than 40 years, Dr Walker is a well-known name in Australia as he’s also the host of 2GB’s Healthy Living radio show.

    Further, he is an academic research staff member with the National Institute for Integrative Medicine and has written several books and contributes papers regularly to medical journals.

    Here is what Dr Walker had to say about the mRNA ‘vaccines’ and heart conditions:

    The Pfizer vaccines… the Moderna vaccines… I don’t think we should be having the mRNa vaccines.

    I’ve seen in my own practice as a private cardiologist 60-70 patients over the past 12 months who have had similar reactions to this.

    Whether it’s pericarditis or the more serious myocarditis.

    I’ve seen a lot of people get chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations.

    Let that sink in.


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  31. Dickhead… “no” means, I’m not bothering to try and change your mind one way or another. Believe what you want, you waffling doofus. Make sure you vac under the bed.


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  32. Crikey, the Virginia Wal-Mart shooting was the boss. Called ’em all together for a staff meeting, then drew his piece & opened fire.

    His frustration is understandable, but what was wrong with just whipping a few?


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  33. “But it’s ok if your own governments are genocidally killing you off as long as it’s only a certain percentage …”

    No-one said that.
    You appear to have been saying they want to/will kill us all though.

    For the original strain, IF as believed at the time, fatalities were >5%, then a vax that only knocks off 1% is, as the medicos suggested at the time, “better, on balance” and many might have seen this as a risk worth taking.

    What was wrong was a mandate – or at least, the exclusion from society and life (including the ability to earn an income) for those who thought, in consultation with their own independent doctors advice, that their own personal risk factors indicated no advantage to taking the vax.

    Not that they (the medical-industrial complex / GovCo) had a “dangerous” vax, but that they coerced large numbers to take it, instead of following their own “guidelines” for every other disease and/or condition: viz, that it was ultimately the patients own personal choice whether or not to have the advised treatment, that it was only after “informed consent” absent coercion that it could be used, and that only those shown to present a danger to others could/should be quarantined (or believed to present such a danger, but in that case, only until the facts for each individual could be determined – “we think you have it, so you have to quarantine”…”Oh, you don’t – sorry about that, carry on”).

    It’s a scale thing that makes you think things are worse than they really are.

    If I sell 100 phones and 1 in every 100 fails, you are unlikely to know someone with a failed phone, and even if you do, it’s only one – these things happen. But if I sell 100 million phones, and 1 in every 100 fails, that’s a million failures, and there’s a good chance you will know about it and think “A million failed phones! There must be something wrong with them! I’d never buy one of those pieces of crap.”
    In the USA, over 100 million got vaxxed – do the numbers yourself.

    While it’s true that peoples lives and quality of life are significantly more impactful than a phone purchase, and therefore we should want safety to be significantly more important, the principle is the same – the scale trips you up, because you only see absolute numbers, not those scaled appropriately to show risk, and certainly not in any sort of balance against the risks of the disease itself (such as they were known at the time). In doing so, you are as bad (or worse) than those who would advise you to “trust the experts” instead of asking questions of those you trust and making your own choice based on your own unique circumstances.

    But you don’t want to hear any of that, because the actual facts don’t suit what you’ve already decided, which is the motivations of people you’ve never met and don’t know in any meaningful way – they may be liars by default (ie, politicians), but that doesn’t mean they are mustache twirling 007 style villains chuckling at the stupidity of the plebs while they plot to kill us all, just that they are subject to the same failings as the rest of us are. We are, after all, only human – and as per “Men in Black”, it’s a truism that “…a person is smart. People are dumb, panicky animals…”. Politicians are not exempt from that, and neither is the MSM.


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  34. Shit, another one?

    The gunman who opened fire at a Virginia Walmart has been identified as Andre Bing, a manager at the store, who killed six co-workers before taking his own life.

    A Facebook Live video apparently made by a Walmart employee had been circulating online showing a co-worker whom she calls “Andre.”

    The young man is seen joking with the workers before he walks away when the woman points her camera at him. It was unclear when the footage was shot.

    NYPost.


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  35. sending tachers racy videos of scantily-clad young women in classrooms …

    … and various sanctimonious imbeciles were duly outrageously outraged (again).

    Talk about a storm in a d-cup.


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  36. Work performance at Wal-Mart, particularly when the wishes of the boss are involved, should be up by at least 5% for at least the next week or so.


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  37. Crikey, the Virginia Wal-Mart shooting was the boss.

    He’s also black, which is why the whole thing is going to disappear quietly in 3…2…1…


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  38. A high school principal has been suspended for allegedly sending teachers racy videos of scantily-clad young women in classrooms.

    I did wonder why Numbers went silent……..


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  39. sending tachers racy videos of scantily-clad young women in classrooms …

    Would it have been more acceptable had the video ended with the young women’s tits being cut off as part of their transition?


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  40. Re the single pilot issue, Tom, if it is not on the agenda (and I seriously hope it is a beat up) why was the head of some pilot’s association banging on about it on Bolt the other night? Are they just getting their retalliation in first? Or is there some other agenda?


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  41. Secret application in Bruce Lehrmann rape trial to be heard

    Kristin Shorten
    Investigative Journalist
    @itsKShort
    An hour ago November 24, 2022

    A secret application in the rape trial of Bruce Lehrmann will be heard in the ACT Supreme Court next week.

    Chief Justice Lucy McCallum has confirmed that the court will hear the application – which was filed on Tuesday – on December 2 but the media are not allowed to attend or report on the matter.

    Justice McCallum said that non-publication orders had been made in respect of the application which was filed on November 22 forbidding publication of the content of the application and evidence intended to be given in support of the application

    The Bench wishes to establish, beyond doubt, whether Brittany was wearing knickers…


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  42. On the single pilots, they’re running it up the flagpole to see who salutes.

    Which makes me wonder what real changes (ie. deals) are going to be done behind the scenes.


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  43. “Anyone who thinks it’s appropriate to share material like this is deeply mistaken and will face consequences.’’

    It’s no worse than what you see at the beach these days.

    Calm down Grace Grace, if that is your real name.


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  44. In other news, the Beloved has just bought a device (with his birthday money :D) that tells him how far away the pin is.

    So…he has been downloading, registering and mucking around + cussin’. Which is pretty standard for golfers anyway.

    Finally…a Eureka! moment. He has triumphed over the code writers and other dark magic practitioners and has a useable device. I hope it results in another win – the prize is a golf ball. Sounds like a reasonable cost/benefit.


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  45. Bother. That was meant to be a big grin. Even 70 year olds get Birthday Money.

    At least in our family. Because they’re all really big kids. But with crummy joints.


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  46. via https://quillette.com/2022/11/23/twitter-is-not-the-town-square/

    No matter what we think, want, or feel, Twitter is not, has never been, and likely can never be a public square. …
    Twitter is a private company, and as such can have whatever rules it likes—and it can apply them with whatever level of consistency it likes.

    Strange that the progressive ilk never objected to the analogy of Twitter being the new town square while they had control of it. True it was never the new town square, but now they can *say* so.


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  47. The Bench wishes to establish, beyond doubt, whether Brittany was wearing knickers…

    In the matter of Higgins: Ex Parte Gargooglery
    Does Groogs even have standing? I guess arguments will have to be heard.


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  48. Re the single pilot issue, Tom, if it is not on the agenda (and I seriously hope it is a beat up) why was the head of some pilot’s association banging on about it on Bolt the other night?

    I didn’t see the Blot interview, Lizzie, but any pilot or pilots association calling for single-pilot cockpits in heavy airliners (above 50 tonnes maximum takeoff weight) is a clown who knows such a proposal will never be approved in the West or any other civilised jurisdiction like Japan.

    It is reckless fruitloop territory.

    Someone is evidently taking advantage of Blot’s ignorance of commercial aviation and its regulation.


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  49. Dot:

    It’s no worse than what you see at the beach these days.
    Calm down Grace Grace, if that is your real name.

    The original variety of Virtue Signalers resurfaces for another run.
    Mind you, for all the support for whatever hedonistic perversion is top of the power pole these days, this one from all accounts sounds like a distinct ‘Meh.’
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  50. I used to be incredibly annoyed by Professor Trigg who, unless she was some half baked adjunct somewhere was misusing the title.

    Yes, indeed. Even if she was an adjunct professor (a short-term recognition of some immediate utility), then the title is not strictly speaking hers to use beyond the university, as it simply notifies a transient linkage. What is most likely is that Triggs had been made Emeritus Professor, which leads to an ongoing title from the university offering that honor.

    Hairy was once a professor holding a Chair in STEM, and other positional academic titles, garnering great respect. Now retired, he only uses the title of doctor, for his PhD is a personal award. In my view, any professorial title used currently is likely to be a devalued one, as so many universities in Australia and elsewhere award professorships like indulgences to favoured lefties who have a spurious research track record and nothing much else that distinguishes them. This is truly sad for the genuine scholars still there whose worthy appointments are also devalued. Academic life has no appeal to either of us these days (witness my brush with two climate cult academics on a recent flight). Luckily we have both worked in the real world of industry; we were then, and still are, more grounded in experience than most in academia.


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  51. Kari Lake Files First Complaint Against Maricopa County, Says She Has Whistleblowers And Smoking Gun Evidence Of Uncertified Printers And Dominion Employees With “Unfettered Access”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/breaking-kari-lake-files-first-complaint-maricopa-county-says-whistleblowers-smoking-gun-evidence-uncertified-printers-dominion-employees-unfettered-access-video/?ff_source=Email&ff_medium=the-gateway-pundit&ff_campaign=dailypm&ff_content=2022-11-23

    Included in these filings are 23 exhibits of evidence, including unfulfilled public records requests to the County, signed affidavits from roving attorneys, poll workers, and voters who were unable to vote, the Arizona Elections Procedures Manual, and the recent demand from the Attorney General’s office.

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  52. Someone is evidently taking advantage of Blot’s ignorance of commercial aviation and its regulation.

    The Pilots’ Association was coming out against a perceived move by the airlines, Tom. I don’t know how genuine their fear was, or where it stemmed from, what actions etc.

    They were not in favour of dropping the second pilot. Far from it.

    Blot must have felt there was some substance in their desire to go public re their concerns.


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  53. The Gateway Pundit previously reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it is working with scientists to develop a new name for the monkeypox virus that will not be “discriminatory and stigmatizing,” an effort to employ “woke” ideals in virology.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/rename-monkeypox-virus-mpox-pressure-mounts-biden-regime/?ff_source=Email&ff_medium=the-gateway-pundit&ff_campaign=dailypm&ff_content=2022-11-23
    “If you want to know who rules you, find out who you are not allowed to laugh at or criticise.”
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  54. Kneel has it bad too.
    If you have to go into a word wall of bullshit to try to pretend it isn’t happening.
    ……it is.

    Choo choo agrees with me for once.
    Poor choo choo.
    I wonder if all the pro jab bullshit rosie blathered on about had any effect on his decision to jab humself to death.

    But kneel.

    A 747 is crashing every week in Australia alone.
    Above the normal death figures.
    You all know people who are now sick more often or who have died too young since the jab was introduced.
    If you were being honest.

    The government killed these people.

    And here’s the point you won’t go near…..

    It’s only the start.

    Next year as the death rate cranks up I’m sure the unvaxxed will be causing it.
    Or mean words.
    Or the Salmon mousse.

    They are already starting the propaganda now regards the increasing death rates.

    The deaths from this forced jab a thon far outweigh all deaths from all vaccines combined since vaccines were invented.
    These jabs are not vaccines.
    They do not work in anyway as advertised because no one has a cure or can prevent you catching a cokd

    But many people want you dead.
    Like Bill Gates.
    The person who’s jab you took.
    He wants billions dead.
    But here we find people castigating me for pointing out that talking about murder…..mass murder…..genocide….without considering percentages is terrible of me…

    Really?

    Have you become that fucked up?

    It’s only a little bit of mass murder so far….why is struth making such a fuss?

    God help the mentally sick denialists.


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  55. The Pilots’ Association was coming out against a perceived move by the airlines, Tom.

    Ah. So it’s part of the unions’ campaign to smear their mortal (and very effective enemy) Alan Joyce, who’s currently the best CEO in world aviation.

    If the world’s biggest carrier, American Airlines (with whom Qantas is affiliated via the Oneworld alliance), wants to grow, it should hire Alan Joyce as its next CEO.

    Joyce may be a pouve, but that has also made him a nerd and mathematics genius. He knows more about commercial aviation economics and how to fly aeroplanes for profit than anyone else on earth.


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  56. The Pfizer vaccines… the Moderna vaccines… I don’t think we should be having the mRNa vaccines.

    Vicki, we hear less about the Astra-Zenica vaccines re cardiac issues, although they had a disastrous time with vascular problems sometimes causing fatal heart attacks and other serious blood clots. The death rate of at least one in a million was well-recognised for AZ. Most Australians had the AZ vaccines first off, Hairy and me as well, and we had a Novavax booster. Yet cardiologists seem mostly to warn and concentrate on Pfizer and Moderna, not the AZ with its different vector to the cell and then its DNA mode of expression. Is this a bias towards the American experience data?


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  57. Not that they (the medical-industrial complex / GovCo) had a “dangerous” vax,

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    firstly the trials showed more people died on the vax than the placebo group and then they blended the groups
    secondly the medical establishment is supposed to work on the first do no harm principle
    thirdly everything they said about the “vax” was wrong.
    fourthly when mRNA was first tested on animals way before the attack many died, what did they do to fix the issue? I can find nothing
    fifthly an utter failure of intelligence to confirm all the propaganda out of china was just that propaganda
    sixthly numerous people warned that you can’t vaccinate your way out of pandemic
    seventhly the idea that it only severely impacts 1 out of thousand or whatever, is now going to be applied to all medicines?


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  58. A study was done years ago
    People were given a boring tedious repetitive task.
    Half were paid.
    Half were not.
    They were then asked to describe how bad the task was.
    Overwhelmingly, those who were paid described the task as it was ..tedious and boring.

    Those who did it for free said it was no problem. …all good.

    Why would they not admit the obvious?


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  59. What cocktails, cigarettes and unhealthy meals meant for ‘society girls’
    On this day 100 years ago
    Wednesday November 23 2022, 12.01am, The Times
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    From The Times: November 23, 1922

    Dr Agnes Savill delivered a lecture on “The Dangers of Society to Health” at the Institute of Hygiene last evening. She said that the development of communities was found in the earliest stages of human society, and this gathering together of families to share a common life had many advantages, provided the individuals concerned were of a high grade and had a sound organization.

    Dealing with the society life of girls, Dr Savill said that a girl who left school for business life might not have an excessive amount of work, but she usually had exhausting journeys to get to it.

    The girl who went to university was liable to over-study, or to study all day and indulge in social functions till late at night, while the girl who could command her parents’ wealth left school for a life of continual excitement which resulted in mental and physical deterioration.

    “Nowadays,” she said, “the girl dispenses with a chaperon, and even if she retains the old high standard of chastity her mind too often becomes poisoned, her ideals recede, she accepts the inferior outlook on life, and when she marries the standard of her relationship to her husband, home, and children is not a high one.

    “I have seen some of these girls after a few years of society life aged by ten years and, before the age of twenty, as worn out and nerve-tired as if they were forty.

    The hectic life of continual excitement, the absence of all repose, all time for meditation, the perpetual change, the cigarette smoking, irregular and unhealthy meals — no wonder these girls become the prey of disease. And though the physical consequences are disastrous, even of greater importance is the evil effect of this life upon the character.

    “Society life is responsible for deficient sleep and consequent deterioration of the nervous system. It encourages the pernicious habit of the too-frequent cigarette. It encourages the girls to take cocktails and whiskies-and-sodas, which ruin their digestion, impair their livers, and upset the nervous system, and it encourages them to take rich foods, which upset the rhythm of the body.

    “The ill-health of modern society girls is in a measure the fault of their parents, who have it in their hands to postpone the downfall of our modern civilization.”



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  60. “The ill-health of modern society girls is in a measure the fault of their parents, who have it in their hands to postpone the downfall of our modern civilization.”

    ‘Society girls’ were young women of the immediate post-World War 1 period, deciding to live it up and abandon previous constraints. The world had changed. By the 20’s the ‘flapper’ had arrived.

    We can laugh now, but many of these young girls, overdosing on alcohol post-US prohibition, and with role models in the new Hollywood era, did end up in a bad way. Come on down, Zelda Fitzgerald.

    The above plea for old verities still has resonance today. Not chaperones, but simple good sense.
    And parents who set boundaries and who care.


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  61. So much crank about Bill Gates and whoever is unflavour of the months allegedly killing people via the vaccine.
    The decimation of the west actually caused by abortion.
    Crickets.


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  62. A country that is becoming ‘uninhabitable’ has little chance to wage and win a war. When there is no transport, no electricity, no heat and no communication everything becomes incredibly difficult.

    The refugee stream all this will cause will increase pressure on Europe to push Ukraine into negotiating for peace with Russia. Tough conditions will be applied but there is no other way out of this mess.

    The water supply also requires electricity. No flowing water is pretty much the end game here.
    Transmission equipment is being badly hit, and very hard to quickly replace.
    Negotiations surely must follow now. There is not much spare electricity in Europe right now.

    Our 70 odd tons of good black Aussie coal requested by Zelinsky will be put to post-war reconstructon, by the sound of it, for it will arrive too late to help the current electricity crisis in Ukraine.


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  63. Russia moves closer to total ban of ‘LGBTQ propaganda’

    The State Duma has adopted a bill on the “protection of traditional values” at a second reading

    Russia’s State Duma has taken another step towards a complete ban of ‘LGBTQ propaganda’ in the country. The relevant legislation was approved by the lower house of parliament following a second reading on Wednesday. It introduces significant penalties for the distribution of materials promoting non-traditional relations, pedophilia, and gender reassignment.

    The bill “on the protection of traditional values” is widely seen as a follow-up to a 2013 law, which prohibited the spread of LGBTQ materials among those under 18. If enacted, the law would ban this kind of ‘propaganda’ among “both minors and adults,” according to a statement issued by the Duma. It would apply to “the media, the internet, literature and cinema.”

    It would also expand requirements imposed on the advertising industry, which prohibit the demonstration of non-traditional sexual relations or preferences.

    Breaching the new regulations would result in a fine of up to 400,000 rubles ($6,600) for individuals and up to four million rubles ($66,000) for corporate entities. Foreign offenders would also be expelled from Russia.

    “We must do everything to protect our children and those who want to live a normal life. Everything else is sin, sodomy, darkness, and our country is fighting this,” said Vyacheslav Volodin, chairman of the State Duma.

    On Wednesday, lawmakers rejected amendments that would introduce criminal liability for repeated offenses.

    Another proposal, which was not supported by Duma members, suggested banning video games that depict LGBTQ relations and acts of violence. According to Alexander Khinshtein, chairman of the Duma’s Committee on Information Policy, video games should be subject to separate regulation.

    The third and final reading of the bill “on the protection of traditional values” is planned for Thursday.

    The Fear of Fear Itself: The Gripping Truth Out of Ukraine

    From the Comments

    – One thing the Eastern communist have over the Western communist- Is that they don’t demand you bow down and respect, or even worship, a lost soul’s perversion. (anything to cause confusion and the breakdown of family) Go Russia!!!!!! You’re one of the few countries standing up to the creepy new world order- Nato.


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  64. OldOzziesays:
    November 24, 2022 at 6:37 pm
    Russia moves closer to total ban of ‘LGBTQ propaganda’

    The State Duma has adopted a bill on the “protection of traditional values” at a second reading

    Being a disgusting homo has always been a choice.


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  65. I love the tame language used to describe Lim. I work in Sydney’s CBD and over the years I’ve seen a lot of Danny Lim. He isn’t some quaint “well known eccentric and 78 year old character around Sydney making his usual protests about whatever”. He frequently walks around Sydney’s CBD carrying extremely offensive and sometimes libelous placards. I remember a few years ago he was draped in a poster that called Tony Abbott a “fuckwit”, he’s also carried similar rude signs about other conservative politicians. When confronted, he’s quite aggressive. His posters almost always contain the word “c-nt”. Many people have complained to the police.

    Anyway, whilst I hope Mr Lim will be okay, as I said above, if the police used excessive force then they should be disciplined however perhaps it’s time for Mr Lim to retire from walking around draped in rude and offensive placards and instead go and play MahJong.

    On reflection, it is quite disheartening to get such a response on these pages. The response of ‘offensive’ is usually first resort of leftist authoritarians. It’s a sad day when police action against a lone 78 year old man ends up with hospitalisation and suspected brain damage.

    instead go and play MahJong

    At what age to you suggest that our elderly citizens, serial nuisances or otherwise, be sent to the scrap heap or maybe better still done away with altogether?


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  66. Everyone’s favourite celebrity chick-choker’s at it again (the Tele):

    Fallen TV star Andrew O’Keefe has again been arrested and charged, this time allegedly testing positive for drugs, six months after he was released to rebuild his life in a seaside rehab.

    A court heard on Thursday afternoon he denies testing positive to drugs.

    Whoops. A terrible accident, surely. Not his fault, surely. He’s been to rehab, surely.

    Officers knocked on the door of O’Keefe’s Vaucluse unit and spoke with the 51-year-old on Thursday, NSW Police said in a statement.

    Not short of coin, then. And:

    O’Keefe was swabbed and returned a positive result for methamphetamine and cocaine, police allege, before he was arrested and taken to Waverley Police Station.

    Straight to court. Then:

    His barrister, Sebastian De Brennan, told the court the drug swab was contaminated and O’Keefe denied the breach.

    Mr De Brennan told the court O’Keefe’s friend had been spotted leaving the home and was found with illegal drugs.

    Ohhhhhhhh. So O’Keefe’s mate was pinched around the corner from O’Keefe’s house, and the gear was found before his mate spilled his guts leading to the knock on the door and a positive test. But it was ‘contaminated’. Riiiight.

    Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge granted O’Keefe bail at 4pm.

    I’ll give him 48 hours before he’s back in the bin.


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  67. The Zero is better than the Messerschmitt 109?

    Good analogy TE. The Japs gave a lot away in height, but more than made up for it in energy, grit and speed. Like a dog after a bone and the Germans were way too complacent.

    The German Manager Hansi Flick looked like a deer stuck in headlights- “wtf just happened here?!”


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  68. Friendly Jordies house in Sydney burnt down.
    So, if you’ve got a Twitter a/c, tweet him some sympathy.
    Likely connection to BumSex gone wrong, so don’t mention that.


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  69. One tweet on that thread is from some bint called Jennifer who was born a woman but identifies as a man who identifies as a woman, called a trans trans.

    It used to be called schizophrenia.


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  70. “At what age to you suggest that our elderly citizens, serial nuisances or otherwise, be sent to the scrap heap or maybe better still done away with altogether?”

    And where, pray, did I say or write anything like that? That’s right, no where.


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  71. “At what age to you suggest that our elderly citizens, serial nuisances or otherwise, be sent to the scrap heap or maybe better still done away with altogether?”

    Well. That escalated quickly.


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  72. One tweet on that thread is from some bint called Jennifer who was born a woman but identifies as a man who identifies as a woman, called a trans trans.

    Wasn’t that the plot of Victor Victoria ?


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  73. Hmmmmm…Dr Kidd warning us to be masked in crowded places. Endlessly.

    Schools Spectacular pupils packed into an auditorium, frocked up and performing. Much…much adulation and excitement from the Seven spokesmouth.

    Mixed messages Government. No wonder everyone thinks the thing is a joke. Except Dr Kidd who appears to be a total weirdo.


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  74. Went to a conference today. Welcome to cuntry went for 45 minutes. On the plus side it was morning tea by the time the smoke and pagan spiritualism left the stage. Women complaining took up rest of the morning. Then lunch. Fun times


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  75. Macron’s sour grapes on nuclear subs reek of hypocrisy writ large
    THE MOCKER

    If French President Emmanuel Macron is to be believed, his country is a good friend to Australia. So good in fact he feels he can stick his Gallic nose into our affairs and publicly lecture us on defence policy. According to him, we would be acting provocatively if we acquire nuclear-powered submarines as planned.

    You will be relieved to know he is motivated solely by concerns for our security. The good news is that everything will be OK if we go back to the original plan of paying the French $90bn to build a fleet of conventional submarines. That way we will not upset China.

    “The choice made by [former] prime minister [Scott] Morrison was the opposite,” Macron gratuitously postulated last week in Bangkok, referring to the previous government’s decision to form AUKUS along with the United States and Britain. It was a case of Australia “re-entering into nuclear confrontation” and becoming “completely dependent” in commissioning a “submarine fleet that the Australians are incapable of producing and maintaining in-house”, he said.

    Lo and behold, China’s state-owed Global Times favourably noted Macron’s criticism, saying in an editorial he “was trying to remind Australia” that conventional submarines are a “better option”. AUKUS, it said, “undermines Australia’s sovereignty and serves to provoke China”. To summarise, Frog and Panda are firmly in accord about what Australia should not be allowed to do defence-wise.

    Macron’s advice should not be dismissed out of hand. After all, if there is one aspect of military affairs in which the French are par excellence, it is avoiding confrontation. Rather than countering Beijing’s expansionism we should not do anything hostile, at least overtly. For example, we could follow France’s lead and secretly plant a bomb on a civilian protest vessel harboured in a friendly country.

    Marcon’s outburst was that of a peace poseur, and his hypocrisy writ large. To begin with, France possesses five nuclear attack submarines (SSNs). The most recent of these to enter service, the Suffren, can launch cruise missiles capable of hitting a target up to 1000km away. In addition, the French Navy also boasts four nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). Conversely, Australia will have eight SSNs, none of which – unlike the French boomers – will be armed with nuclear warheads.

    As for Marcon’s sudden concerns about Beijing’s sensibilities, that is rich. Just last year then armed forces minister Florence Parly proudly announced the French SSN Emeraude had successfully concluded a passage of the South China Sea. This was, she said, a mission to “enrich our knowledge of this area and to affirm that international law is the only rule that is valid, whatever the sea in which we sail”. A sea of double standards, you might say.

    Emmanuel Macron was ‘quite scathing’ of AUKUS nuclear subs plan while in Bangkok for APEC
    French President Emmanuel Macron was “quite scathing” of the AUKUS nuclear submarines plan, says Sky News… Political Editor Andrew Clennell. Mr Clennell said Mr Macron went on about AUKUS again while in Thailand for the APEC summit, criticising former prime minister Scott Morrison. “But I guess, in a More
    These facts should have been put to Macron in the form of a public rebuke. But when asked about his criticism, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese could only lamely remark with a feeble grin that the president was “entitled to put forward the views he does in a very forthright way”. Why the weak response, especially when the subject concerns a challenge to our sovereign rights?

    Answer: someone is embarrassed at the realisation he has been played for a fool. When this issue blew up last year, the opposition, under Albanese, abandoned the longstanding rule that international disputes concerning national security warranted cautious bipartisanship. Unquestionably and opportunistically, Labor sided with Macron.

    When Morrison defended himself following Marcon’s denunciation, Albanese bizarrely accused him of “gaslighting” the president. And to think just last week at the G20 summit Albanese told journalists of Labor’s “mature” approach to foreign affairs, saying “We need to not try to score domestic political points in our international relations”.

    Then shadow foreign affairs minister Penny Wong even compared Morrison to former US president Donald Trump. “It is vandalism, the way in which this has been dealt with by the government,” she said. “It is a wanton disregard for our international reputation.”

    Praising Macron, then climate change minister Chris Bowen cited “national interest” in spruiking for the French. “It’s shocking that Australian foreign policy and his clumsy handling has got us in this situation,” he said, “because he [Morrison] is fundamentally dishonest in everything he does”.

    When the new Prime Minister made an official visit to France this year, his hands were clasped firmly on his lapels as he boasted of the rectified relationship. “There have been some difficulties and that is true,” he told a meeting of France’s peak employer federation, the Movement of the Enterprises of France. “I resolved those difficulties on May 21.”

    Speaking at the Élysée Palace, Albanese marvelled at his great rapprochement. “My presence here following the invitation of the president represents a new start for our countries’ relationship,” he said. “Trust, respect, and honesty matters.”

    So too does ingratiating oneself with foreign leaders at taxpayer expense, evidently. Under the terms of the contract, the French government majority-owned Naval Group was entitled to $136m if the Defence department elected not to go ahead with the submarine deal. Feeling generous, the Albanese government paid the organisation a whopping $835m. Why the largesse given the previous government had lawfully terminated the contract?

    For all his animus towards the former prime minister, Macron has all but vindicated Morrison for his belated notification that Australia no longer wished to do business. As the president’s recent behaviour has shown, Morrison knew Paris would have done its utmost to sabotage AUKUS before the pact could be announced.

    His successor did everything to duchess Macron only to be duped himself. But give Macron his due, for he is simply treating his Australian counterpart with the respect due one who sides against his own country for political expediency.

    It is an uncomfortable bed Albanese has made for himself. Only now has he discovered that the French could not give a sheet.

    THE MOCKER


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  76. Went to a conference today. Welcome to cuntry went for 45 minutes.

    As a kid, the good parish priest could outturn a mass in under 45 minutes.

    Or your weekly offering back, guaranteed.


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  77. Not sure that playing Mahjong is the “scrapheap”. It could just as easily be Contract Bridge or Bingo.

    I’m still not sure how cuffing and poleaxeing an elderly nuisance is in the public interest.


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  78. At what age to you suggest that our elderly citizens, serial nuisances or otherwise, be sent to the scrap heap or maybe better still done away with altogether?

    The exact age they start behaving as Lim does, whether it be 18 or 78. Here’s part of Lim’s political career:

    During the 2016 Federal election, Lim ran for the Australian Senate and received 0.01% of the vote in New South Wales.[4] He also ran as an Independent for the Legislative Council in the 2019 New South Wales election, gaining 644 votes (0.01%).

    Whoever authored the quoted content might change his mind about 15 minutes after Lim camps at his front door and flicks the nuffy button.


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  79. Under the terms of the contract, the French government majority-owned Naval Group was entitled to $136m if the Defence department elected not to go ahead with the submarine deal. Feeling generous, the Albanese government paid the organisation a whopping $835m.

    Pfft.

    What’s $700m of tax payers hard earned between friends?


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  80. Good grief, Dot! In the church on my yoof the sermon was a Moore College 40 minute, 3 point bum numbing wonder!

    Mercifully, our Presbyterian pastor limits his to 20 minutes – still three points, natch.

    Praise the Lord for comfortable chairs. The old pews were so hard we’d sit on the kneelers.


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  81. I’m still not sure how cuffing and poleaxeing an elderly nuisance is in the public interest.

    I had an argument/stoush/disagreement with one of my wife’s cousins over ‘state sanctioned murder’ the other night.
    Calli, I wish I have thought of your comment at the time.


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  82. The issue when lefties cry ‘offended’ is that they are offended by other people exercising their own recognised rights. When a lefty is offended by opinions (and demanding no one should be permitted to hold them), offended by words (and therefore no one should be permitted to say them) or offended by what people do in their own time (and therefore no one should be permitted to do it), they are saying that other peoples established rights be curtailed for the sake of their own newly proclaimed right not to be offended. And with no regard for the fact that they might offend others, they just aren’t such panty-waists.

    But there is such a thing as being offensive, just as there are such things as decorum, respect, and decency. The value of the last three can be seen in how socially corrosive their absence is.

    Mr Lim would seem to be a matter of this last.

    No doubt he would insist on additional Mah Jong tiles with various obscene meanings.


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  83. Feeling generous, the Albanese government paid the organisation a whopping $835m.

    A billion NOT to build a road. $835 mill NOT to buy a fleet of guinea pig Frog subs. Billions annually NOT to run multi Billion $ desal plants. Lordy, Aussie taxpayers must be made of money.


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  84. Well, Beertruk, it may be that sometime soon I’ll be an “elderly nuisance”. It would be nice if the police treated me kindly.

    The trajectory looks very inauspicious.


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  85. “I’m still not sure how cuffing and poleaxeing an elderly nuisance is in the public interest.”

    The scuffle happened in the QVB building. Apparently a shop owner in the QVB protested, and why shouldn’t they? Lim is a well known Sydney CBD pest. You can be sitting at cafes and he’ll approach you. He’s quite inappropriate HOWEVER that doesn’t warrant or justify excessive police force but as I said last night, Lim was involved in a similar altercation with the cops a few years ago.

    Anyway, he’s been released from hospital.


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  86. I’m still not sure how cuffing and poleaxeing an elderly nuisance is in the public interest.

    He was refusing a lawful direction and resisting arrest.

    I’d suggest cuffing is standard procedure in such circumstances and the two officers were following what they’d been trained to do (they looked young and not yet practiced in the art of persuasion or the application of discretion).

    The extended police leg that resulted in the fall was ill advised in the circumstances. Was the injury intended? Hard to prove.

    Let’s hope everyone, not least Mr. Lim, has learned something from this.


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  87. Under the terms of the contract, the French government majority-owned Naval Group was entitled to $136m if the Defence department elected not to go ahead with the submarine deal. Feeling generous, the Albanese government paid the organisation a whopping $835m.

    He really is the master of happy endings


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  88. As for his hitting the ground, I don’t pretend to know all the details.

    But isn’t it possible that the two offices were trying to escort him, or at least restrain him with a grip that seemed appropriate to his frail frame and he moved abruptly (some of these Asian types can be quite spry despite their age) and, escaping their grasp, lost his balance and hit the ground.

    Not saying the police must be in the right, but based on Cassie’s experience it would seem at least possible such an excitable fellow may have contributed through his own injury.


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  89. Vicki mentioned this. Below is from Daily Mail article. The Dr has a 2GB/4BC radio show on Sunday’s. I believe this comes from Ben Fordham interviews.

    Cardiologist calls for an end to mNRA booster shots – as teen, 18, tells how her reaction to the jab saw her miss her Year 12 exams: ‘I’ve had 60 to 70 in my practice who’ve had similar reactions’
    Sydney teen diagnosed with heart condition after first Covid jab
    Monica Eskandar missed her HSC exams after being diagnosed with pericarditis
    Now top Sydney cardiologist Dr Ross Walker has called for a ban on mRNA jabs
    He’s seen a rise in heart conditions over past 12 months relating to Covid jabs
    He believes other Covid vaccines are ‘just as good’ as Pfizer and Moderna.


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  90. Bear

    Circulating anything by the J.Geils Band should be a sackable offence. Ditto Supertramp and Steely Dan.

    What about the Alan Parsons Project?

    Asking for a friend.


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  91. He really is the master of happy endings

    Unless you happen to be a productive Australian citizen/resident.

    In which case you’re just lumbered with the bill/consequences.

    It’s ever been thus with Labor.


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  92. Mother Lode says: November 24, 2022 at 7:50 pm
    As for his hitting the ground, I don’t pretend to know all the details.

    Have you not seen the video?


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    That’s the way!
    Don’t say anything that might provoke the dreaded TGA to suspend your licence forever.


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  94. Saw Danny Lim in action in that big Sydney arcade thingie a few years back.

    His schtick consisted of screaming something at the top of his voice while waving a sign, while promenading along the mezzanine, up to the landing, cross over, and repeat. Poor shoppers and merchants avoiding and refusing him entry. At one stage he made as if to climb over the railing and jump.

    Rozzers turned up eventually and carted him away.


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  95. Canadian author and psychologist Jordan Peterson has told an audience of Coalition and One Nation MPs that modular nuclear reactors and natural gas are the key to lifting people out of poverty, and that Australians must avoid “the lurking potential catastrophes that are associated with this completely fabricated energy crisis in Europe”.

    Speaking at Parliament House on Thursday, Dr Peterson accused the left of being willing to sacrifice the poor for political purposes.

    “If the left has the opportunity to, let’s say, save the planet, or serve the poor, they’ll instantly pick save the planet,” he said.

    “And then if they have the opportunity to pick save the planet or destroy capitalism, they will instantly pick destroy capitalism.”

    “If you’re willing to sacrifice poor people to your environmental delusions, there’s something wrong with you,” he said, adding that “modular nuclear” and liquid natural gas would have to be a major part of the world’s ongoing energy mix.

    Mr Peterson’s comments were echoed later in the day at forum to promote nuclear energy as a part of Australia’s energy mix.

    Former ANSTO chief Adrian Paterson said “modern small modular reactors should absolutely be adopted in Australia in order to provide reliable, predictable and safe energy for our grid.

    “Nuclear power absolutely stacks up economically, because what you want is predictable, always-on power,” Mr Paterson said.

    “One of the things about why it is so difficult to rely on intermittent renewable source s of powers is that it doesn’t stack up 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    “We are living in an era where we are trying to take carbon out of our energy supply, and then we need electricity for our cars and other things with a high penetration of renewables.”

    “But the physics and engineering just don’t support that,” he said.

    Daily Tele

    Pity the Libs didn’t push this one hard when they were in office, along with actually doing something in many other areas. They might not be on the outer now.


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  96. Andrew O’Keefe must be very close to running out of being famous by virtue of proximity. He and Slater should get a cell together and swap hard luck stories.


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  97. Danny Lim was wearing a Stinky shirt on coming out of hospital.
    Which rather reduced my interest in his case.

    “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance” eh Mr Lim? I expect intelligence and resist stupidity myself.


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  98. Roger says:
    November 24, 2022 at 7:29 pm
    Under the terms of the contract, the French government majority-owned Naval Group was entitled to $136m if the Defence department elected not to go ahead with the submarine deal. Feeling generous, the Albanese government paid the organisation a whopping $835m.
    Pfft.

    What’s $700m of tax payers hard earned between friends?

    This is absolutely FUCKING outrageous.

    Who the fuck does Also think he is . . . if he wants to blow Macron I suggest the ALP or himself funds the extra $700M – after all that would be a drop in the ocean given the amount of union money the Liars party have access to.


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  99. Albo is worse than when Julie went overseas with the chequebook.

    At least then we still had some money in the account to cover those cheques.

    At present we’re just charging it to future generations.


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  100. Alan Moran has a good article at the Speccie on Victoristan and the hunchback’s renewable mania:

    https://spectator.com.au/2022/11/victorias-looming-energy-disaster/

    My comment:

    Another good article Alan. I am afraid, however, that people will not wake up until the lights go out; and even than the first reaction will be the problem is we don’t have enough wind and solar.

    The lie of man-made climate change is the first part of this massive attack on the West; renewables are the second. Every time I see a wind turbine or a solar farm, I compare them to the Easter Island statues: pointless emblems of a society in decline, destructive decadence. Of course, renewables are supported by other groups: spivs and grifters, commies, power motivated, z grade academics and bureaucrats, cowardly pollies and useful idiots. Renewables are a classic example of something being defined by its supporters. In short, they are useless and promulgated by every bad motivation.

    As I write this Victoristan is being powered by 70% coal and gas and 17% hydro and 12% renewables.

    https://www.aemo.com.au/energy-systems/electricity/national-electricity-market-nem/data-nem/data-dashboard-nem#price-demand

    These bare facts are bad enough, but the real kicker is this: already installed in Victoristan are more renewables than the demand for electricity in that state. There is already enough renewables installed in Victoristan to supply electricity to that benighted state: IF THEY WORKED. They don’t. They:

    1 Only produce electricity for ~ 30% of the time as averaged over a year
    2 They produce in surges, unpredictably
    3 They produce the WRONG sort of electricity, DC, not AC
    4 They require huge backup, massive extra infrastructure and grid construction
    5 Their materials come from the most polluting and expensive mining known
    6 When their productive life ends there are huge disposal issues
    7 They cover vast areas of land and destroy huge numbers of wildlife
    8 They have failed everywhere in the world where they have been installed

    Yet every government in this wretched nation, ALP/Greens and LNP support them only differing marginally in degree.

    When the lights go out and this economy is destroyed there must be an accounting of those responsible for this self-0created disaster.



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  101. Cassie, serious question. If the “attention seeker” was seeking attention over something we approved of, would you have a different opinion?

    I’m really loath to start a stouch, but I can’t stop thinking of the “diseased nanna” who was pepper sprayed. I know he’s a serial nuisance. It may well be that Dave Sharma could have complained the same of you when you approached him in the street. DrDuk had the same treatment from his MP.

    We have to be very careful here. Do we really want to condone the physical mistreatment of citizens who are expressing an opinion, regardless of how obnoxious they are?


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  102. Do we really want to condone the physical mistreatment of citizens who are expressing an opinion, regardless of how obnoxious they are?
    Huh?
    The only person who claims Danny boy is obnoxious is Cassie of Sydney.
    She wouldn’t have an ax to grind with Mr Lim, by any chance?


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  103. Do we really want

    Another mistake. What I really mean is “I” or “you”.

    For individualists, there is no “we”. “We” is what the collective hides behind.


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  104. I always thought Mark Steyn was the best, but when he has David Starkey on, Steyn takes the back seat. Just brilliant, he should run for the premiership


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  105. Most weeks I see at least one arrest of a similar nature to the Danny Lim arrest (sans the part where he ends up in hospital).

    He broke rule #1
    When the cops turn up, be still, put your hands in the air (so to speak) & do as the officers direct you.

    Most people subject to similar arrests fall loosely into one of four categories;
    1) recidivist street hoodlum & troublemaker
    2) muttering homeless or other weirdo (this is Mr. Danny Lim)
    3) middle class airhead – usually female – with too many vodka cruisers on board & an attitude
    4) career criminal or former jailbird.

    Career criminals or former jailbirds are like pet dogs. When the cops turn up they do exactly as the officers tell them & don’t say a word out of line, or make a sudden move. They silently accept the cuffs & step into the paddy wagon.

    Middle class airheads. Never having been in a confrontation with police, nor probably with anybody in their lives, they think everything is a screaming match. They believe the cops grabbing them to put ’em in the wagon is “assault” & they start screaming, in the belief the cops will back off. They’re easily subdued, usually by the cops saying “If you persist with not doing as instructed, I have capsicum spray & will use it

    Recidivist street hoodlums. These struggle & make it hard for the cops, to “give them more paperwork”. They end up taken down hard, & certainly end up with the cuffs on really really tight, in a chokehold or some other uncomfortable hold, & get bounced off the pavement a couple of times (sorta like Danny Lim got). Then they’re thrown into the paddy wagon like a bag of feed & they hit the opposite wall so hard the wagon rocks on its suspension.

    Muttering nutters like Danny Lim: They’re the most difficult, as they’re often not the full quid, making it near impossible to reason with them, & are so physically frail it is difficult to collar them without hurting them, especially as they’re so physically uncoordinated they’re likely to trip you or themselves up & if they’re grabbed as you’d grab a normal person there’s a risk of breaking bones.


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  106. Leigh Sales is unable to resist the siren sound of Aunty’s comforting bosom and returns as the 2nd host of Australian Story. The first, Caroline Jones, retired in 2016 giving hope to Australia’s increasingly geriatric workforce. She took the long goodbye (not to be confused with the Quentin Dumpster long goodbye) earlier this year. Too bad for any younger or browner members of the Hive waiting for their big break.


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  107. Protests Erupt at World’s Biggest iPhone Factory; US Activates 1st Space Force Unit Deterring China
    01:00 Protests Erupt at World’s Biggest iPhone Factory
    03:21 Taiwanese Colonel Paid to Surrender if China Invades
    04;35 U.S. Activates 1st Space Force Unit Deterring China
    07:09 Range of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
    07:32 House GOP Letter Presses TikTok on Privacy Concerns
    08:55 China Secures 27 Year Lng Deal with Qatar
    10:28 Moody’s Closes Consulting Business in China
    11:26 China to Amend Competition Law with Steep Fines
    12:43 Little Changed in U.S. Stance on China: Pillsbury


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  108. Muttering nutters like Danny Lim: They’re the most difficult, as they’re often not the full quid, making it near impossible to reason with them, & are so physically frail it is difficult to collar them without hurting them, especially as they’re so physically uncoordinated they’re likely to trip you or themselves up & if they’re grabbed as you’d grab a normal person there’s a risk of breaking bones.

    FMD did you read that before posting it? Makes you look like Monty, totally stupid comment. When you trip and face plant a 78 year old YOU WILL BREAK BONES. It will also not help if most of the weight of two plod are driving you into the ground.
    Any person who tries to justify that police action is an arsehole and deserves to be treated in the same fashion.


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  109. When you have ageing lesbian Frank Elly presenting edgy talk show supposedly capturing the zeitgeist, Ita and the Friends of the ALPBC should find no problem finding something to fill the pockets of their cardigans.


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  110. “I’m really loath to start a stouch, but I can’t stop thinking of the “diseased nanna” who was pepper sprayed. I know he’s a serial nuisance. It may well be that Dave Sharma could have complained the same of you when you approached him in the street. DrDuk had the same treatment from his MP”

    Fail to see the analogy. And no, I’m not and have never been “rude” to Sharma. We engage in conversation. When I next see him, I’ll be forthright, but most certainly not rude to him. Oh and I don’t walk around with placards with words such as “fuck Dave Sharma”.

    As I’ve said in comment before, I don’t condone the police behaviour but Lim is an attention seeker. I’m pretty sure if Lim was hanging around in front of your house, or your husband’s business, you’d call the police too.


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  111. “Any person who tries to justify that police action is an arsehole and deserves to be treated in the same fashion.”

    Oh, so you’re advocating violence?


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  112. And for the record, I have never advocated that our elderly citizens, our serial nuisances such as Mr Lim or others “be sent to the scrap heap or better still done away with altogether”.


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  113. I’ve worked in Sydney’s CBD for decades and I’ve seen Lim regularly. I’ve witnessed some of his behaviour. He can be rude and aggressive. The only reason he’s a favourite with luvvies is because of his crude placards, always containing the word “c-unt” and other vulgar words ….always directed at various Liberal and National politicians, particularly Tony Abbott. And just for the record, if he was walking around with rude placards about Albo, or Shorten, or Plibersek, I’d be opposed to that, I may not like Albo or Shorten but I don’t think it is appropriate to walk around Sydney’s CBD or any other public place draped in a poster describing Albo or Shorten or Abbott or Morrison as a CUNT.

    Or maybe I’m just old fashioned.


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  114. “Black Ballsays:
    November 24, 2022 at 9:02 pm
    I always thought Mark Steyn was the best, but when he has David Starkey on, Steyn takes the back seat. Just brilliant, he should run for the premiership”

    Starkey and Steyn…two of the best.


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  115. Yep, had Mr. Lim’s adornments all been “Fukk Bill Shorten” & “Albo is a ‘C’-word” the luvvies would be exhibiting a diametrically opposite view of his treatment & injuries.


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  116. And a German work colleague gave me more info on his power bill. Has gone up 300% this year. It used to be $250 Euros per month. Now its 750 Euros per month. Gas is worse at 400% increase.
    They are getting green socialist policies good and proper and they dont like it up em sir!


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  117. Black Ball says:
    November 24, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    I always thought Mark Steyn was the best, but when he has David Starkey on, Steyn takes the back seat. Just brilliant, he should run for the premiership

    Starkey was very insightful during the Queen’s mourning period. So much perspective!


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  118. Bwa hahahaha. Dan voted early in Mulgrave. Says he will be busy on Saturday.
    Two observations: 1. Scared to be out in public with voters. 2. Busy shredding and burning documents i suspect.

    Task 1 accomplished make the fucker sweat they he may not get back in.

    Task 2. Get ABBA voted in. Anyone But Bloody Andrews.

    Task 3. Get Liberal candidate in. Mission abandoned due to appalling policies and leadership. Refer Task 2.


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  119. Another German colleague said the energy cost rises are crazy but at least they have not been allocated a daily energy quota. …yet.

    But they realistically expect one when the winter sets in.

    You could not make this shit up.
    But what would u expect from a third world country.


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  120. Does Alan Joyce really deserve all of the bouquets and chocolates going his way?
    After all, he expected taxpayer bailout a decade ago (Abbott told him to forget it- anyone remember that?)
    Then he wanted a tax carve-out when they were solvent again.
    Then he co-opted the entire business as a Gay Marriage carrier….
    …and then he signed onto the One World group, alongside some er gay bashing caliphates.
    He’s currently got the flying roo on the donor list for the Aboriginal House Of Lords.
    The ONLY good thing I can remember him doing is holding firm against baggage handlers strikes.


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  121. Club Grubbery latest interview is with lawyer Julian Gillespie talking about new vax High Court case. Good financial backing including from USA (Childrens Health Defence / Senator Kennedy). Senior Counsel is Mark Robinson who has very good CV.

    Also talking about a class action involving thousands of injured. Mentions a lot of the specialist evidence plans to include.


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  122. So, he can go fuck himself sideways with a pineapple.

    Are you reading my mail? I said *exactly* that to AHPRA when they asked me to respond to their list of my supposed COVID crimes.


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  123. Duk- drinking to your victory, Caol Ila*. A bottle connected to my own travails with the effing AFP, had a good reason to crack it after all.
    *might not be on your set list Zulu, but it’s a favourite. I try to keep a dram of Lagavulin, Coal Ila, Oban, Dalwhinnie and Glenmorangie on hand at our shack so we can drink our way up and down the great glen if the mood hits us.


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  124. might not be on your set list Zulu, but it’s a favourite

    My compliments on your taste in good single malt – always remember that good Scotch is an after dinner drink, to be consumed by gentlemen. “Sliante!”


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  125. Does Alan Joyce really deserve all of the bouquets and chocolates going his way?

    His value to shareholders is his ability to grift from the government. SloMo gave him a lazy half a bil.


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  126. Waffles, don’t be an oppositional fuckwit because you feel you need to oppose what I say… because I mock you.

    1./ I didn’t say Joyce is the best CEO in the world. I was very specific in saying I thought he was the best airline CEO in the world.

    2./ Qantas has a great net operating margin, which suggest it’s efficiently operated. That’s why it’s in the top to airline operations in the world.

    Have you cleaned the toilets?


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  127. jupes says:
    November 24, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Does Alan Joyce really deserve all of the bouquets and chocolates going his way?

    His value to shareholders is his ability to grift from the government. SloMo gave him a lazy half a bil.

    We’ve been in this quasi fascist state for a long time now, with governments and big business having a symbiotic relationship. Add big unions to the mix.
    Not fashionable to talk about it but.
    And we all pay for it.


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