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Joseph’s Dream, Rembrandt, 1645


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Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
November 29, 2022 1:10 am

Greetings.

rickw
rickw
November 29, 2022 3:04 am

P2 cylinder mono block, very cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b8kDhz7IFw

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
November 29, 2022 3:39 am

I’m a conservative, get me out of here!

Tom
Tom
November 29, 2022 4:01 am

John Spooner. Exactly.

Tom
Tom
November 29, 2022 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
November 29, 2022 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
November 29, 2022 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
November 29, 2022 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
November 29, 2022 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
November 29, 2022 4:08 am

A.F. Branco. Brilliant.

Tom
Tom
November 29, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
November 29, 2022 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
November 29, 2022 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
November 29, 2022 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
November 29, 2022 4:14 am
Dot
Dot
November 29, 2022 4:38 am

Another cooker nearly dies from COVID vaccine addiction.

Salty Cracker:

https://youtu.be/xnpWrK4FtzA

“It’s a Christmas Miracle, his heart grew three times that day!”

Petros
Petros
November 29, 2022 5:27 am

So have the big tough guy, gun-toting Americans done anything about the electoral fraud in Arizona yet? More BS as usual? Meanwhile the Brazilians and the Canadians at least are having or have had major protests. Spare me the 2A nonsense.

Bob Sewell
November 29, 2022 5:53 am

Wodger:

Young player in a P plated BMW a few days ago didn’t check his blind spot before changing lanes and would have collected me but for a swift application of my brakes. He did wave an apology but I hope he learned a lesson never to be forgotten.

Unfortunately the lesson learned was probably “When I stuff up, others will have made allowances so bad things won’t happen.”
Which is why I stated:

.2 Far too many Australian drivers brake instead of just ramming the idiots who do idiotic things.

Harsh but fair.

Gabor
Gabor
November 29, 2022 5:55 am

Petros says:
November 29, 2022 at 5:27 am

So have the big tough guy, gun-toting Americans done anything about the electoral fraud in Arizona yet? More BS as usual? Meanwhile the Brazilians and the Canadians at least are having or have had major protests. Spare me the 2A nonsense.

I think that despite all the saber rattling, the first civil war dulled the desire for a second one.
Having guns is not the same as willing to use them.
Well proven when little johnny confiscated ours.

Bob Sewell
November 29, 2022 6:02 am

Petros:
That’s the part that dismays me. Nothing done by the most heavily armed civilian nation in the world, with justification for action written into their founding documents.
We may in fact be witnessing the greatest act of moral and political cowardice by a Democratic people ever.
The State has called their bluff – successfully.

Gabor
Gabor
November 29, 2022 6:03 am

Bob Sewell says:
November 29, 2022 at 5:53 am

Far too many Australian drivers brake instead of just ramming the idiots who do idiotic things.

Maybe sad but the only sensible thing to do.
In a pile-up, the last one who hit the car in front of him is the guilty one for the lot. at least it was when I had my ‘accident’ about 15 years ago.

There was no way I could stop when all in front were hitting each other. I admit, in the morning traffic I was too close and too fast, so was everyone, no excuse but.
Insurance paid up, me, out of pocket for $500 excess, serious coin 15 years ago.

Razey
Razey
November 29, 2022 6:31 am

CCP gestapo being given tips from Hunchback’s goons?

https://twitter.com/zhongdaotahai3/status/1597081437957947394

Bob Sewell
November 29, 2022 6:35 am

They’ve just guaranteed any attempt to fight back against EcoTerrorists will now be twice as hard because they’ve shown they can be bullied.
As weak as piss.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/whole-foods-bows-ecoterrorists-stops-selling-maine-lobster/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=the-gateway-pundit&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=2022-11-28
Now is the time time to boycott Whole Foods because the administration has forgotten who pays their wages.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 29, 2022 6:38 am

The latest thing in Canberra is crossing several lanes to make a turn at the last moment. Red light runners are so passe’.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 6:39 am

Woke chockies.

Mars, Snickers and Milky Way chocolates to receive a major eco-friendly packaging makeover in a bid to reduce waste (Sky News, 28 Nov)

Several of Australia’s favourite chocolate bars will be undergoing a huge transformation in a bid to make the popular treats more environmentally friendly.

Meanwhile from the world of science last Thursday:

Humans can experience emotional responses to an extremely wide range of sensory and environmental stimuli, including the food they consume.

In my case lately the food I consume makes me angry, but not because of how it tastes.

Mater
November 29, 2022 6:40 am

m0nty says:
November 28, 2022 at 10:51 pm
Apparently M. Guy should have embraced the anti-vaxxers, spoken at their rallies, stood side by side with them and raised fists in unison, basically merged with the Freedom Party. So I guess I know who Roger actually voted for.

Be honest, Monty.
With your sickly disposition, and weak constitution, now that we know the vaccines can cause serious heart issues, are you still taking your regular boosters?
Are you at all inclined towards the “anti-vaxxer” stance?

If not, remember, you’ve supposedly got “30-40 years” left in you. Probably best to play it through with your own weak, pathetic, already damaged heart still in your chest. I’d suggest when you next contemplate rolling your sleeve up, you think of your kids. You’ve had the virus, and you’re still here. Where nature failed, modern ‘medicine’ might very well succeed.

m0nty
#3518263, posted on July 19, 2020 at 3:25 pm
That is not a serious assumption in the slightest. Take me for instance, I have 30-40 years left in me but if I get the virus I am roughly a 10% chance to die. There are plenty in my position.

Dot
Dot
November 29, 2022 6:46 am

Petros says:
November 29, 2022 at 5:27 am
So have the big tough guy, gun-toting Americans done anything about the electoral fraud in Arizona yet? More BS as usual? Meanwhile the Brazilians and the Canadians at least are having or have had major protests. Spare me the 2A nonsense.

It’s like conservatives in Australia.

Do it say something based and they ignore or disavow it. Look at the Victorian Libs. Insipid trash.

“Ooh, Shapiro and Klavan are OWNING progressives!”

No they’re not and it is a grift.

They would never use their guns. The last time they did, the Vice President shot an innocent bystander.

m0nty
m0nty
November 29, 2022 6:49 am

Are you at all inclined towards the “anti-vaxxer” stance?

No.

I got the virus, but only after I was vaxxed and boosted so its effect was relatively minor.

I believe in the science, because I am an educated man.

Bob Sewell
November 29, 2022 6:53 am

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/new-disney-christmas-series-shows-children-holding-signs-love-satan-video/?ff_source=Email&ff_medium=the-gateway-pundit&ff_campaign=dailyam&ff_content=2022-11-28

Defenders of the series claim the scene where children are holding the letters which spell out “We Love You Satan” is supposed to say “We Love You Santa” and is just one of the many comedic scenes in the movies but parents aren’t laughing.

Yair.
Right.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 29, 2022 6:54 am

Note how the first five paragraphs are spent defending what is essentially a Very Big Disaster!

The LDV eT60 electric ute is here: How does it compare to a diesel rival?

To the staunch traditionalists who like their news printed on paper, their meat pie drowned in sauce and their trucks diesel-powered, the concept of an electric ute may seem about as appealing as non-alcoholic beer. Sure, you can make one, but why?

The “why” is pretty simple: due to the hard science that carbon emissions cause global warming, countries around the world are setting dates to ban internal-combustion-engined (ICE) cars, with the very EV-friendly Norway first off the blocks to do so by 2025.

Major car manufacturers are also phasing out the production of ICE vehicles in the coming years, with Volvo making the bold announcement that it won’t be selling any more combustion-engined vehicles in Australia from 2026.

So while some may groan about utes going electric, it’s a bit like yelling at the wind: it’s going to happen, so it’s best to just accept it, much like most folk did when plastic shopping bags were banned.

Which brings us to the eT60, Australia’s first ever electric ute, with Chinese manufacturer LDV beating everyone else to the plugged-in punch despite vague rumours that Australia’s two best-selling cars, the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger utes, have electrified versions in the pipeline.

There’s certainly a thirst for utes in Australia – more than 222,000 utes and cab-chassis derivatives were sold here in 2021, making utes the biggest vehicle segment – so the big question is: can LDV take a bite, or at even a nibble, out of that giant market?

The short answer, which will no doubt please the fossil-fuel fanatics, is probably not – and some would immediately argue that there are 92,990 reasons for that.

Before we get into some of those, it’s probably a good idea to talk about the eT60’s ICE sibling, the diesel-powered T60 four-wheel-drive, LDV’s top seller and the most powerful 2.0-litre four-cylinder ute on the market today with outputs of 160kW and 500Nm.

By comparison, the rear-wheel-drive eT60 has outputs of 130kW and 310Nm – not awful, sure, but also not altogether appropriate for a vehicle with a price tag of $92,990 plus on-road costs, which is more than double the price of the top-spec T60.

The claimed driving range from the 88.55kWh battery pack is a just reasonable 330km, although that number is essentially halved when the eT60 is carrying a heavy load or towing something, meaning this is not the kind of ute you want to take on a long-haul journey to the Outback.

Speaking of towing: the eT60’s braked towing capacity is 1000kg – well below the T60’s 3000kg – but it does slightly edge ahead of its ICE counterpart in terms of payload, which sits at 1000kg (up to 935kg for the T60, depending on trim level).

The eT60 also inherits a similar functional rather than flashy body and cabin from the T60, the difference being the latter can get away with the lack of flash due to its much lower price point (less than a third of the price of the eT60 at $30,516 plus on-road costs for the entry-level model).

Although you’d presume everything would be quite forward-facing considering it’s the country’s first electric ute, the eT60 requires a key stuck into the ignition to start, a perplexing move considering modern cars have been push-button for quite some time.

And while you wouldn’t expect the eT60 to have the suspension of a Land Rover Defender, the “I’m driving an electric ute, wheee!” excitement wears off quickly when taking the ute out for a run around the NSW countryside.

If there’s a car that could find a bump in a sheet of glass or a marble bench top, the eT60 is it. Travelling along a standard road begins to feel like you’ve chanced upon a magical route with invisible potholes, with even quite conservative driving feeling bumpy enough to knock the lid off your coffee.

In terms of acceleration, the eT60 is solid rather than exceptional. It lacks the rocketing-forward torque-shove thrill of other EVs, but that’s understandable with its gross vehicle mass at a hefty 3030kg.

It’s also noticeable that a slew of advanced safety features that come as standard on rival models is missing in the eT60, including autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and tyre-pressure monitors.

If you think this all adds up to the kind of ute likely to only appeal to the greenest of green tradies with deep pockets and only short distances to travel – if they even exist – you’d be right, but only half right.

LDV is targeting small-to-medium business and government agency fleets that have emission-reduction targets to hit – and it’s working, with orders reportedly pouring in from those segments – indeed, there’s already a waiting list for the ute.

So while you wouldn’t be unkind enough to call the LDV eT60 a complete disaster, it’s certainly not the vehicle that’s going to convince Australian ute drivers to go electric en masse.

But at least it’s a move – however bumpy – in the right direction.

Oz

Mater
November 29, 2022 6:59 am

I believe in the science,

So how come you believe renewables can power the nation? The most basic science says otherwise. Besides Lysenkoism is NOT science.

because I am an educated man.

Indoctrinated is not the same as educated.

m0nty
m0nty
November 29, 2022 7:02 am

So how come you believe renewables can power the nation? The most basic science says otherwise.

Nonsense. Try harder, Mater. Like, at all.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 7:03 am

The Bible is now illegal.

UK Govt Prosecutors Argue Parts of Bible ‘No Longer Appropriate in Modern Society’ (28 Nov)

“Lawyers for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) of England and Wales tried to have a Christian street preacher convicted for quoting the Bible to a lesbian couple … the police referred him to prosecutors for telling a lesbian couple that it “says in the Bible that homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God” in Swindon.

These arguments were not actually tested in court, however, as the case against Mr Dunn ended up being dropped — not because prosecutors had a change of heart, but because “the two women [who accused him] reportedly ‘refused to engage with the case’ after making the initial allegations” “

Pretty clear that if the prosecution had gone ahead that the guy would’ve been found guilty of a hate crime. I wonder when they’ll get around to banning the Bible entirely?

Mater
November 29, 2022 7:05 am

Nonsense. Try harder, Mater. Like, at all.

Not all that educated, after all.

Cassie of Sydney
November 29, 2022 7:06 am

“I believe in the science, because I am an educated man.”

Always good to start the day with a good laugh.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 7:08 am

parents aren’t laughing

They also aren’t taking their kids to the latest Disney movie either.

Disney set to lose at least $100 million as ‘woke’ new movie is massive flop at box office (28 Nov)

“One movie fan tweeted: “First Lightyear and now Strange World. Disney and Pixar releasing woke flops, one after the other. How many box office bombs before Disney learns?””

We’ll see whether Bob Iger gets the message.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 29, 2022 7:12 am

I believe in the science, because I am an educated man.

This will not age well.

2dogs
2dogs
November 29, 2022 7:14 am

Nonsense.

What is your suggested method of providing power on windless nights, Monty?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 29, 2022 7:15 am

I got the virus seven months after my last vaccine shot so, according to the science, I was basically unprotected and experienced mild symptoms.
I’m curious as to how the vaccine won’t stop you getting covid and for some becoming quite ill but magically stops you dying.
This stands in stark contrast to the figures that show infections exploded this year even with 90+ % of the population double vaxed. The overwhelming majority of deaths in Australia occurred in this period as well.
Blind faith is for fools.

m0nty
m0nty
November 29, 2022 7:17 am

Ah yes, the erudite stylings of a man who unironically calls himself Knuckle Dragger, LOL.

sfw
sfw
November 29, 2022 7:17 am

“Apparently M. Guy should have embraced the anti-vaxxers, spoken at their rallies, stood side by side with them and raised fists in unison, basically merged with the Freedom Party. So I guess I know who Roger actually voted for.” (Sorry i can’t do the italic thing)

At the time of the BLM protest in Melbourne I sent messages to several politicians saying that they needed to call a rally on the steps of Parliament the following Saturday to protest Dan and his lockdowns. The Libs didn’t respond neither did any of the other parties except for David Limbrick of the LDP. His response was “Do you want me to break the law?”

So they all failed to see the cusp and missed the big chance to capitalise on the moment, had the Libs done it, or any other party the state would be a better place now.

Who was it said “You can’t comply your way out of tyranny”?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 7:17 am

I believe in the science, because I am an educated man.

What you believe in Monty is not science it’s quackery. And you are not educated, you’re edumacated.

The medicine show phenomenon is exactly like current lefty mysticism, using as they did sciency-sounding patter to sell useless concoctions to the rubes.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 29, 2022 7:17 am

From the tail of the OOT:

Australian service and repair company mycar Tyre & Auto, formerly Kmart Tyre & Auto, has launched “R Plates”, also known as “Return Plates”, to identify drivers returning to the road after an incident, to help encourage extra consideration for drivers recovering from trauma.

And:

I predict yahoos will target anyone showing R plates.

Of course they will. As will truck drivers, motorcyclists, courier vans, P platers (who will dub them ‘R for Retarded Drivers’) and the insane elderly.

Displaying them in public would have the same effect as mUnter walking into the Guiding Star Hotel and asking where the ladies’ lounge is.

Dot
Dot
November 29, 2022 7:20 am

“Do you want me to break the law?”

Disappointing but would have that disqualified him from sitting in Parliament?

Bob Sewell
November 29, 2022 7:22 am

Nah.
The Mighty 380 (18 years old and 100k on the clock) will pull a trailer loaded with 3 x 44 gal drums of Super 95 from Brisbane to Barcaldine (1160km) and still come out ahead in terms of fuel used vs cost in both towns.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 29, 2022 7:23 am

Now you can be an “aspiring drill rapper”! Actual meaning: “juvenile wannabe thief and vandal of low intelligence”:

Young Blood – How Sydney’s drill rap gang scene mirrors London bloodbath

One in three London homicides in a single year were linked to drill rap, the same genre of music now exploding in popularity in Western Sydney and providing the soundtrack to a deadly postcode war.
London’s Metropolitan Police tried to put their foot down in 2018, charging drill rap duo Skengdo x AM with breaching an injunction by playing their song Attempted 1.0 at a concert.

The rappers received suspended prison sentences.

In Sydney, NSW Police have stopped Mount Druitt drill rap group OneFour from holding concerts because the group’s lyrics openly taunt rival gangs and boast about violence.

Police are desperate to prevent Sydney, which has seen a handful of teen murders linked to drill rap, experiencing a London-style rise in stabbings.

One third of London homicides in 2018 was linked to drill music, a Policy Exchange report has found.
Of the 41 gang-related homicides in 2018, drill music played a role in at least 36.5 per cent where the victim or perpetrator was an aspiring drill rapper, or drill music videos were used as evidence in the trial. This figure was 23 per cent in 2019.

Knife crime reached its peak of the decade in 2019 when 44 knife offences were committed in a day, claiming 94 victims.

At least 25 per cent of cases in 2018 and 2019 are directly linked to retaliation, the report states.

Of the gang related homicides in London, 80 per cent of victims and perpetrators were black or from an ethnic minority background, with black people in the capital five times more likely to be stabbed than whites or Asians.

The report called out Adidas in particular for launching a social media campaign with drill rapper Headie One, three weeks before he was jailed for six months for carrying a knife.

London music writer documentary producer Andre Montgomery says the genre is not criminal by nature but a reflection of real life on the streets.

Drill risks encouraging young people to accept the idea that criminal behaviour is “fashionable” by promoting artists who are imprisoned for brandishing knives.

“Drill is everywhere now, it started in Chicago in 2011 with artist Chief Keef in Chicago and came over to the UK in 2012, starting in Brixton, south London, and moved to Peckham to north, west and east London,” he said.

“It became a huge thing for disadvantaged people to talk about their lives.

“The problem is drill is now linked to knife crime and there is no doubt the UK is facing an epidemic of violence but whether we can relate this to this type of music is not clear.

“Drill doesn’t cause violence it’s a reflection of what’s happening on the streets, the sheer level of violence young people are in.”

Daily Tele

m0nty
m0nty
November 29, 2022 7:25 am

The sealions are barking in number early this morning.

You know the answers to your questions.

Dot
Dot
November 29, 2022 7:25 am

Bring back 2Live Crew!

JC
JC
November 29, 2022 7:28 am

I believe in the science, because I am an educated man.

Don’t flatter yourself, Fatboy. You’re an idiot.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 29, 2022 7:28 am

Speaking of irony:

Ah yes, the erudite stylings of a man who unironically calls himself Knuckle Dragger, LOL.

Anyone that uses ‘erudite stylings’ and ‘LOL’ in the same sentence deserves a bit of this:

Away, you three-inch fool!

– The Taming of the Shrew, Act III Scene III

Frank
Frank
November 29, 2022 7:28 am

“because I am an educated man.”

But you aren’t really though, more a case of being severely educated with all that entails.

calli
calli
November 29, 2022 7:30 am

A song and a trip down Memory Lane to go with the art.

Frank
Frank
November 29, 2022 7:32 am

Beyond which, this wobbly arsed twerking frenzy set off by the state election in VIC has been going on for days now. Time to give it a rest.

calli
calli
November 29, 2022 7:36 am

I haven’t had it, nor have my parents. The ones I was going to kill if I remained unvaxxed. Even though they were vaxxed.

Belieb da sience!

sfw
sfw
November 29, 2022 7:36 am

Dot, the Parliament was essentially irrelevant during Andrews emergency decrees. It’s on thing for the police to arrest a nobody protesting at parliament, it would be another to arrest a member of parliament. It would end up in court and it would be a major case. Nearly all authoritarian regimes arrest or imprison their opponents, many of those thought to have achieved great things have spent time in prison for their beliefs.

Nope, as good as the LDP were, they weren’t that good and the rest were miserable failures.

sfw
sfw
November 29, 2022 7:37 am

Dot, the Parliament was essentially irrelevant during Andrews emergency decrees. It’s one thing for the police to arrest a nobody protesting at parliament, it would be another to arrest a member of parliament. It would end up in court and it would be a major case. Nearly all authoritarian regimes arrest or imprison their opponents, many of those thought to have achieved great things have spent time in prison for their beliefs.

Nope, as good as the LDP were, they weren’t that good and the rest were miserable failures.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 7:37 am

In the old days of Disney they used to warn of the sort of stupidity that the woke suffer from. Mickey Mouse in The Sorcerers Apprentice sequence in Fantasia was a cautionary tale of what a little bit of “knowledge” could lead to.

Monty is a woke Mickey flooding the electricity system with renewables.

Dot
Dot
November 29, 2022 7:42 am

University education, you can’t beat it, can you?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 29, 2022 7:42 am

Gez I reckon the 90% double jabbed was government propaganda. Even in Canberra where the most stupid live the figures never added up. The narrative kept changing which is a sure sign the bullshit is being spread thicker. Still have only had a head cold once in the last 5 years. Mind you I don’t chow down on Krispy Kremes all day. I know one thing for sure, we’re not going to get out of this place alive. I’m starting to look forward to death just so I don’t have to listen to the stupid.

P
P
November 29, 2022 7:43 am

HOW TO RESIST THE NEW TOTALITARIANISM
by Francis X. Maier
11 . 28 . 22

As early as 1970, the Italian Catholic philosopher Augusto Del Noce warned of a new kind of tyranny developing in the postwar culture of Western nations. This “new totalitarianism,” he said, is less vulgar but more thorough than any in the past. And it stands on three pillars. The first pillar is scientism; not science proper, but the materialist ideology that sees religion as delusional and scientific fact as the only true knowledge. Human beings and their affairs are, by nature, messy. Scientism, in practice, seeks to reorder society—and humanity itself—along more “rational,” manageable, scientific lines.

The second pillar is eroticism: sex without taboos or boundaries. Sexual desire is a powerful instinct. Unmoored from traditional moral constraints, it becomes a solvent to break down allegedly repressive institutions like marriage and the family. It’s thus a useful tool for disrupting and restructuring society at its roots. It’s also a helpful anesthetic to ease the pain of any resulting social turmoil.

The third pillar of Del Noce’s new totalitarianism is, ironically, progressive religious thought. Progressive theology, in practice, is a “theology of secularization.” It serves as a kind of chaplaincy to the social disruption process by providing the language for a gradual surrender of traditional morality. In the name of charity, it shifts the main focus of faith from a vertical encounter with God to horizontal social concerns, from the transcendent to the immanent—resulting in, for instance, today’s Christian confusion about homosexuality. In effect, progressive religion assists in its own extinction.

Despite its Puritan past, America was (for Del Noce) uniquely prone to this new totalitarianism. The reason is simple. Americans have a genius for science, a ravenous appetite for technology, and a history of radical individualism. Fragmented, self-absorbed individuals are far more easily tracked, tutored, and controlled than organized communities of faith. Which means that “conservative” Christian Churches, and especially the Catholic Church, pose an annoying problem because of their attachment to a biblically-based anthropology and sexual morality.

And therein lies the root of today’s legal battles over the nature and limits of religious freedom.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 7:46 am

Seems appropriate given what a lot of people call Members of Parliament.

Parliament Installs Free Tampon Machine in Men’s Bathroom (28 Nov)

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 29, 2022 7:50 am

m0ntysays:
November 29, 2022 at 6:49 am
Are you at all inclined towards the “anti-vaxxer” stance?

No.

I got the virus, but only after I was vaxxed and boosted so its effect was relatively minor.

I believe in the science, because I am an educated man.

Who failed Economics 1, got a degree in J’ismism, and runs a fantasy website.

Not seeing much “science” in that education/credentialism.

PS, an educated man would realise that “the” science is not an accurate description of actual science.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
November 29, 2022 7:52 am

parliament-installs-free-tampon-machine.

Do tampons have use-by dates? Might be a some old stock building up out there.

Roger
Roger
November 29, 2022 7:54 am

Far too many Australian drivers brake instead of just ramming the idiots who do idiotic things.

I can do without the grief atm.

Had a vehicle written off 2 weeks ago.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 29, 2022 7:54 am

m0ntysays:
November 29, 2022 at 7:02 am
So how come you believe renewables can power the nation? The most basic science says otherwise.

Nonsense. Try harder, Mater. Like, at all.

m0nty=fa, BEc (Failed), BJ’ism, understands all that sciency stuff like capacity factors, wind droughts, transmission losses and all that other sciency stuff. Listen to his wisdom.

Roger
Roger
November 29, 2022 7:55 am

Parliament Installs Free Tampon Machine in Men’s Bathroom (28 Nov)

Is it OK to laugh at the Irish again yet?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 29, 2022 7:59 am

One thing we can know for certain.
Pfizer made a motza out of vaccination mandates. They even managed to get kiddies jabbed for no demonstrable reason at all. That’s the raw power of money and patronage.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 29, 2022 8:02 am

Saw this from last night:

“The importance of preserving the rights weighs more heavily in the balance of the economic benefits of the mine and the benefits of contributing energy security for South-East Asia,” she* said.

‘She’ being the judge in the Palmer suit – no Grogoolary, that is not like a skin suit. And also not ‘she’ as in the cat’s mother. I have a modicum of respect feline maternity.

Anyway, she rules as if it is a choice between economic wealth and rights, but it is not. Without wealth there are no rights. Rights are things we impose contrary to nature. They are brought into existence by the action of a functioning society, and it takes money to keep the machinery running.

There is no right to life in nature. You get dropped onto a deserted island you have to fight to survive like every other creature. There is nothing that prevents me from killing another person. A knife through the heart and nature’s laws do the rest. And more than this, the capacity for killing is not uniform. Some people will have more of an aptitude. Equality is not in nature either.

Ownership is another case. My neighbour has a computer. I can wait until they go out, smash the window, and take it. Hell, just about everyone has the wherewithal to use it, but ownership is that neighbour being granted exclusive use.

Another aspect of the importance of wealth in rights is that while people feel secure and optimistic enough we do not have to rely upon the coercive power of the state for rights. I don’t kill people, I do not shoplift or steal from my neighbour. This is not because I am afraid of being punished. It is because I have learned to respect that in other people. But we have seen how fragile that can be. Take your typical socialist country, which is to say a once rich enough country that votes itself endless freebies and inevitably sinks into poverty and despair. Look at Venezuela. Look at the Democrat cities in the US. People very quickly revert to kill or be killed. Murder, theft, rape, assault, pineapple on pizza – crime is like the hole left when a right is taken away. When it becomes commonplace it is farcical to talk about rights.

The lady judge has coupled herself with the fundamentally flawed political posture that people who forever have their hands out for handouts, who consume far more wealth than they produce, are nevertheless entitled to make it as difficult for people to produce that wealth as possible.

But then, I think the lady judge sees that as her entitlement too.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 29, 2022 8:03 am

My investigation into the recent discovery of the propellers of USS Peary, sunk in action in Darwin Harbour in 1942:

https://rusinsw.org.au/Monographs/Monograph5.pdf

The props, found detached some kilometres from the wreck of the rest of the ship, shows conclusively that the ship never had a chance when caught by successive Japanese Val dive-bombers,

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 29, 2022 8:06 am

m0ntysays:
November 29, 2022 at 7:25 am
The sealions are barking in number early this morning.

You know the answers to your questions.

But you don’t, and you are so ignorant that you do not know the depths of your own ignorance.

calli
calli
November 29, 2022 8:06 am

Parliament Installs Free Tampon Machine in Men’s Bathroom (28 Nov)

They aren’t serious people. Like the village idiot, they can be tolerated until they set something alight.

Meanwhile, try getting a medical appointment on the same or next day, or even the next week.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
November 29, 2022 8:07 am

The China protests continue to provide delicious irony regarding western grifters and political vaccine junkies.
The ABC reporting the protests this morning in utter confusion as to the spin they should use. It’s fun.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 29, 2022 8:14 am

The “why” is pretty simple: due to the hard science that carbon emissions cause global warming,

I think someone does not know the difference between hard science and computer models – or even the hard science of hundreds of computer models (because none of them are good enough to show any of the others are flawed) and then hard-sciencely choosing one to be the one that must be obeyed.

Bob Sewell
November 29, 2022 8:18 am

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/11/28/uk-says-australia-buying-anglo-american-nuclear-submarines-will-reassure-pacific-neighbours/
The contract will go to whoever can offer the biggest bribe to the Brahmin Class in Foreign Affairs, Defence Support, ACTU, and the Parliament. Why? Because our submarine program is a feeding trough for the connected – the nation and the sailors who will crew these vessels are just about the last people to get any input. My suggestion is the crews come from those same people – the sons and daughters of the Brahmin Class. At least the welds will be done properly if that happens.

Mater
November 29, 2022 8:18 am

Parliament Installs Free Tampon Machine in Men’s Bathroom (28 Nov)

Monty’s science at work.
Stress not, he believes* in it.

*Science is not a religion. Belief only survives the first empirical results.

custard
custard
November 29, 2022 8:19 am

If Elon wasn’t over the target they wouldn’t be attempting to take Twitter completely off the app store.
He’s threatening to expose the Hunter Biden censorship story, he’s posting Durham boats and Pepe memes, he’s continually pissing every single die hard liberal off, and he’s working to remove all child abuse from the platform.
You don’t have to trust him but you gotta respect how God is using him to disrupt the status quo.

Mater
November 29, 2022 8:19 am

*Science is not a religion. Belief only survives until the first empirical results.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 29, 2022 8:21 am

The props, found detached some kilometres from the wreck of the rest of the ship, shows conclusively that the ship never had a chance when caught by successive Japanese Val dive-bombers,

At least they didn’t diss them. They gave them their props.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 29, 2022 8:25 am

Alas, as we know, mUnty failed the possibility of getting a clue. Gittins, Krugman and the Kouk demonstrate even that may not have been sufficient.

Bob Sewell
November 29, 2022 8:27 am

Wodger:

I can do without the grief atm.

Had a vehicle written off 2 weeks ago.

Can’t blame you. What happened, anyone hurt?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 8:30 am

If Elon wasn’t over the target they wouldn’t be attempting to take Twitter completely off the app store.

Custard – I think it might be the Chinese leaning on Apple.
Link 1, link2, link 3.
It’s what happens when you let yourself become a hostage to a fascist regime.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 29, 2022 8:37 am

Fat sunburned chick on the picture wireless recommends funding from somewhere because the Great Barrier Reef is in danger.

The Reef may well be in danger, but only from fat sunburned chicks.

duncanm
duncanm
November 29, 2022 8:42 am

m0ntysays:
November 29, 2022 at 6:49 am

I believe in the science, because I am an educated man.

– I believe the solar system rotates around the sun – because I am an educated man
– I believe that disease is caused by the miasma – because I am an educated man
– I believe in the pudding theory of atomic structure – because I am an educated man
– I believe peptic ulcers are caused by excess stomach acid – because I am an educated man
– I believe that thalodimide is safe for pregnant women – because I am an educated man

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 8:43 am

The Reef may well be in danger

Yep it’s in terrible danger.

UN: Heritage ‘Danger’ List Should Include Great Barrier Reef (28 Nov)

“A United Nations-backed mission is recommending the Great Barrier Reef be added to the list of endangered World Heritage sites, sounding the alarm that without “ambitious, rapid and sustained” climate action the world’s largest coral reef is in peril.”

Since everything the UN touches turns to shit the GBR is a dead reef walking.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 29, 2022 8:47 am

I’m not giving up on The Little Reef That Could.

duncanm
duncanm
November 29, 2022 8:47 am

A UN delegation has again recommended the Great Barrier Reef be added to the World Heritage ‘in danger’ list,

no doubt with its associated restrictions on shipping, fishing, mining, farming, recreation and just about everything else we do in the reef today.

Helen Davidson (nmrn)
Helen Davidson (nmrn)
November 29, 2022 8:47 am

I believe in the science, because I am an educated man.

If you are using ‘believe’ and ‘science’ together, then the word you want is indoctrinated, not educated.

2dogs
2dogs
November 29, 2022 8:49 am

You know the answers to your questions.

I genuinely don’t – do you support batteries? Global grid?

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 29, 2022 8:50 am

Oh noes! We’re not being criticised by … by …. the UN. Again.

mem
mem
November 29, 2022 8:50 am

“A United Nations-backed mission is recommending the Great Barrier Reef be added to the list of endangered World Heritage sites, sounding the alarm that without “ambitious, rapid and sustained” climate action the world’s largest coral reef is in peril.”

Just proves that a funding stream tops science.

m0nty
m0nty
November 29, 2022 8:52 am

Leon Umsk tweeting a Nazi meme should tell you all you need to know.

Anchor What
Anchor What
November 29, 2022 8:52 am

GBR in danger – Sky News in the Daytime lapped it up.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
November 29, 2022 8:56 am

Does anyone seriously believe in the evidence of the little plastic slobber sticks?
Can they really pinpoint the China virus in two minutes?
I even have my doubts about the PCRs.

Bob Sewell
November 29, 2022 8:58 am

Custard:

You don’t have to trust him but you gotta respect how God is using him to disrupt the status quo.

I wrote and asked him to build an operating system for my desktop that has become useless with Win11 and the enforcement of the Googleshit and locking out of the stuff I want to use.
Can you imagine just how much it would piss off the Gates Empire?

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 29, 2022 9:00 am

“A United Nations-backed mission is recommending the Great Barrier Reef be added to the list of endangered World Heritage sites, sounding the alarm that without “ambitious, rapid and sustained” climate action the world’s largest coral reef is in peril.”

When all of this is over, in about 10-20 years, “climate change” will go down in history to be written about in the sort of books first produced as Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

Charles Mackay’s book was first published in 1841, and included:
alchemy
the crusades
duels
economic bubbles
fortune-telling
haunted houses,
the Drummer of Tedworth
the influence of politics and religion on the shapes of beards and hair
magnetisers (influence of imagination in curing disease)
murder through poisoning
prophecies
popular admiration of great thieves
popular follies of great cities, and
(holy) relics.

To it we can add:

climate change – we are all doomed unless…
the millennium bug
electric vehicles
population growth will kill us all
colonialism was the ultimate evil
electric scooters
white supremacy
toxic masculinity
peace movements

and of course “The Barrier Reef is dying”….

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 29, 2022 9:01 am

Think your big in the drug trade shuttling some coke around Sydney in an 8yo WRX? European police bust a drug ring and seize 30 tonnes of cocaine.

Roger
Roger
November 29, 2022 9:04 am

What happened, anyone hurt?

Stolen and totalled.

Wife just out of hospital post-surgery.

Down to one vehicle.

I do not need a p-plater complicating my life any further.

duncanm
duncanm
November 29, 2022 9:04 am

Just proves that a funding stream tops science.

funding stream for tropical places, thanks.

I doubt the UN cares about the bog marshes of outer Siberia.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 9:05 am

Leon Umsk

Monty brings out a strawman to demolish. I’ve never heard of that person.

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 29, 2022 9:06 am

For days leading up to the election Ed suggested that Labor here are done. The Liberals must have listened to him. Shannon Deery:

Days out from election day, the Victorian Liberal Party started planning to form government.
So convinced were they of winning, based on their polling, that the party was trying to make arrangements to transition to government on Sunday morning.
Key MPs had been told the polls showed the Coalition would be in a position to form government, and staff went about setting for their first day in office.
Planning was so advanced, some staff had been told precisely what roles they would be playing under Premier Guy.
Others were told they would not be required in the Premier’s office.
Matthew Guy, according to several sources, had already hand-picked a chief of staff.
As one senior Liberal familiar with the plan said on Monday: “they were living in a fantasy land.”
Of course we now know the Liberals were never in the race.
Despite predictions from multiple pollsters of a close contest, it was game over by 9.30 on Saturday night.
The pain is just beginning for the party.
It’s second successive election drubbing should spark fierce bloodletting and a wide-ranging review into the party.
It faces an existential crisis – to rebuild or die.
“The time for complete and utter renewal of the Party has arrived. Make no mistake, the deadwood needs to go and if they don’t then will need to be removed,” one senior Liberal said.
“The Liberal Party (has) a clear choice. Either renew, rebuild and head towards the centre ground of politics or move further to the fringes of society.
“Elections are won in the middle by engaging with the mainstream and not pandering to the worst elements of our society …
“The leadership team that drove this party over the cliff needs to recede quietly into the background.”
The party’s inability to seriously engage with multicultural communities, middle Australia and Millennials is considered key to its problem.
It failed to gain ground in Melbourne’s east and southeast where it saw its road to recovery.
In the west, despite big swings against the government, it just couldn’t compete with well entrenched margins in Labor’s heartland.
But will the party act?
It was very firmly put on notice in its shocking election defeat in 2018.
Then, like this year, MPs were also told that they were “about to win” based on one night’s worth of tracking numbers.
The internal party review that followed blamed internal warfare, financial difficulties, dodgy polling, the coup against Malcolm Turnbull and a failure to sell a clear message.
On the day of the 2018 election, 17 per cent of voters did not know who Mr Guy was.
It would appear nothing has been learnt since then.
Again, this year, internal warfare, financial difficulties and dodgy polling are already being blamed.
As has the party’s inability to have timely pre-selections, develop policy or stick to key messaging.
Again this year the party failed to explain to the electorate who Guy was, and what he stood for.
Instead, his reputation was forged by a combination of the Labor Party’s depiction of him as a “cuts guy” and his alleged involvement in a donation scandal corruption probe.
The problem is far greater than Guy.
It goes to the heart of the Liberal Party’s operation which has for too long failed to read the mood of the community.
The party has been too introspective, and has made decisions based on the tone of its party room.
The 2018 Victorian election, 2021 Western Australian wipe-out, and 2022 federal election were all evidence of that.

m0nty
m0nty
November 29, 2022 9:06 am

Governor Brian Kemp disses Trump for hosting Nick Fuentes, rest of Republican Party evidently okay with their movement embedding Holocaust deniers, anti-Semites and other white supremacists.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 29, 2022 9:06 am

duncanm since you’re so educated you must have a degree in germalism, M.A. (munty apparitionalism). Bunnings were running short of rakes last time I was there.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 29, 2022 9:06 am

He’s on the move:

Outback Wrangler star Matt Wright has been spotted at Sydney airport believed to be on his way to Darwin after an arrest warrant was issued by Northern Territory police over a deadly helicopter crash.

Chris “Willow” Wilson, who also starred in Outback Wrangler and Wild Croc Territory, was collecting crocodile eggs in the NT on February 28 when the helicopter he was in crashed, killing him and leaving a second man badly injured.

Vision captured by the Today show shows the 43-year-old arriving at the Qantas domestic check-in area about 7am on Tuesday with his wife Kaia and one-week old daughter Dusty.

NT Police contacted Mr Wright’s legal team on Monday, informing them the reality star must present himself to a Darwin police station by 9am on Wednesday.

You’d have to hope the aircraft he’s flying in hasn’t had the engine hours meter disconnected for a while.

duncanm
duncanm
November 29, 2022 9:08 am

m0ntysays:
November 29, 2022 at 8:52 am
Leon Umsk tweeting a Nazi meme should tell you all you need to know.

but ‘mah science!’

There’s Nazis, and there’s the Wehrmacht.

One of these things is not like the other.

As for memes – most appear to fly over your head.

Bob Sewell
November 29, 2022 9:09 am

Former White House ‘Disinformation Czar’ Nina Jankowicz Registers as Foreign Agent

The entity is financed by a “foreign government, foreign political party, or other foreign principal,” the documents show. It receives grants from the UK government, including the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development offices.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/former-white-house-disinformation-czar-nina-jankowicz-registers-as-foreign-agent_4889358.html?utm_source=ref_share&utm_campaign=copy&rs=SHRGQLJM

WolfmanOz
WolfmanOz
November 29, 2022 9:11 am

Mother Lode says:
November 29, 2022 at 8:02 am

Great comment Mother Lode.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 29, 2022 9:11 am

Leon Umsk. Must be a trusted blogger.

custard
custard
November 29, 2022 9:11 am

Mike Lindell to challenge Rona McDaniel as chairman of the RNC

Anchor What
Anchor What
November 29, 2022 9:13 am

A lot of commentators and quite a few politicians persist in use of the term “first nations”.
This is propaganda. There was no nation. There were a lot of tribes.
They weren’t even the first tribes.

Roger
Roger
November 29, 2022 9:13 am

I believe in the science, because I am an educated man.

A classic montyism.

Please don’t ever ban him, dover.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 29, 2022 9:16 am

I hear Mike Burgess, the bloke that knows there are Garage Nasties hiding in Australia but can’t seem to find them has decided to downgrade the terrorist threat by the repatriation of ISIS brides. Obviously maths is not his strong suit. How does adding to the number of known terrorists reduce the threat. Once again Mike, that’s your arse thats been following you round all day.

Bob Sewell
November 29, 2022 9:19 am

https://mailchi.mp/be87ea7c4b90/britains-energy-cost-crisis-and-the-mad-hatters-tea-party-of-westminster-192751?e=47ee5c4c98

Since becoming Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has, against logic and all evidence, re-imposed the ban on exploring the vast potential of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and oil in the UK, a thermodynamically competent fuel that could reinforce UK security of supply and, by giving UK markets a domestic option, reduce the price of imported gas. His chancellor, Mr Hunt, has imposed a windfall tax on energy companies, including those that Britain needs most such as oil, gas and nuclear, that will discourage investment for decades unless it is swiftly reversed.

calli
calli
November 29, 2022 9:19 am

“Science” can’t even define what a woman is these days.

I like my Science old-fashioned. The new stuff stinks.

Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
November 29, 2022 9:21 am

Simple Jack

‘I believe in the science, because I am an educated man.’

You know as much about Science as Simple Jack Monty.

Roger
Roger
November 29, 2022 9:22 am

A lot of commentators and quite a few politicians persist in use of the term “first nations”. This is propaganda.

He who controls the language controls the masses.

Saul Alinsky.

Sylvester the cat
Sylvester the cat
November 29, 2022 9:27 am

He who controls the terminology controls the agenda.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 29, 2022 9:28 am

On the subject of disconnected hour meters. I used to hire out some machinery by the hour or the day. The hourly rate was considerably more. The number of times the hour meter was disconnected because clients would rent by the hour and say it was only used for a short time as per hour meter. They didn’t know about the vibration meter mounted on the frame that needed a mirror to see it.

Rabz
November 29, 2022 9:28 am

I believe in the science, because I am an educated man.

This will not age well.

Shelf life of less than a millisecond.

Roger
Roger
November 29, 2022 9:28 am

Since becoming Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has, against logic and all evidence, re-imposed the ban on exploring the vast potential of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and oil in the UK

Political expediency. There’s little public support for fracking in the UK and the Tories can’t afford to waste political capital on it. Logic and evidence don’t vote, sadly.

Miltonf
Miltonf
November 29, 2022 9:34 am

That was an interesting article BB. I wonder what what the senior lieboral meant by the ‘worst elements of society’.

Anders
Anders
November 29, 2022 9:35 am

Leon Umsk tweeting a Nazi meme should tell you all you need to know.

If you’re referring to Pepe the Frog then you’re a clown. OMG Musk is a Nazi because he tweeted a green frog cartoon!!1%@!

Pepe is used all the time by left-wingers on Bezos-owned streaming website Twitch. Someone should let them know a green frog cartoon is actually a Nazi symbol! Don’t they know it was emblazoned on Nazi uniforms when they marched into Poland!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 9:41 am

Btw last night Mauna Loa went off for the first time in 40 years. I haven’t found any videos of the actual moment it erupted but the USGS has a webcam which they do a GIF of, with pics each hour. The cam caught the eruption just after it occurred (around 11:30 pm local time) and if you look carefully you can see the fissure tearing the top of the volcano open over a couple of hours. Pretty!

Roger
Roger
November 29, 2022 9:42 am

I wonder what what the senior lieboral meant by the ‘worst elements of society’.

Traditional Liberal voters.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
November 29, 2022 9:46 am

Hopefully after Lib caucus meeting Dutton will come out strongly against the Voice.

Meanwhile as former Defence Minister has he had anything to say about the return of Afghan medals directive ?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 29, 2022 9:51 am

A lot of commentators and quite a few politicians persist in use of the term “first nations”.

“First Nations” is an attempt to convince the gullible that the Aborigines had sovereignty over the land, which they never yielded. It’s also an attempt to convince the gullible that a treaty is the only way to make amends.

rickw
rickw
November 29, 2022 9:53 am

Australian bureaucrats are scum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBTfrxgVK5c

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
November 29, 2022 9:54 am

According to Daily Mail Jordan Peterson not impressed with Acknowledgement of country on Qantas flight.

DM labels him controversial.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 29, 2022 9:54 am

I believe in the science, because I am an educated man.

Almost Hammyesque in its beauty. Alas, mUnty actually means it.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 29, 2022 9:56 am

Dr Jordan Peterson has launched an attack on Qantas over its inflight “propaganda”, telling the airline to forget the “moral lessons” and “stick to flying”.

The Canadian clinical psychologist and media personality – who is currently touring Australia – lashed the national carrier on Twitter for its Acknowledgement of Country message which is played before takeoff.

“I could really do without the land acknowledgement propaganda delivered to me by a corporate behemoth @Qantas. I’m sure I’m not the only who feels that way,” he wrote.

“Stick to (1) flying and (2) making money. I don’t want or need moral lessons from you or any other corporation.”

The Acknowledgement of Country message is included in the safety video and is played before all Qantas flights.

The airline said in a statement about its cultural inclusion that it wants to “foster a shared national identity” where Australians “take pride” in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.

“As the national carrier, we are uniquely positioned to connect people to the world’s oldest living cultures through our domestic and international networks,” Qantas said.

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are integral to the Spirit of Australia and we seek to amplify this throughout our customers’ journeys.”

Dr Peterson is holding seven shows Down Under as part of his Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life tour – a sequel to his successful 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos tour in 2019.

During the tour Dr Peterson will give “revolutionary talks on overcoming life’s biggest obstacles, how to improve oneself, the psychology of religion and mythology”.

Dr Peterson sat down with Sky News Australia host Rita Panahi for an exclusive interview on a range of topics including his criticism of policies implemented during the pandemic.

“I know how these politicians operate… they abdicate responsibility to idiot opinion polls so they stupidly sample public whim and craft their policy to magnify their attractiveness to that whim it’s so appalling,” he said.

“I know perfectly well that that’s what crafted COVID policy in Canada during the pandemic, it wasn’t science.

“I know the people who were advising the people who were making the policies.”

The Canadian delivered a speech to politicians including former prime minister Scott Morrison, Nationals Senator Matt Canavan and former defence minister Andrew Hastie in Canberra last week.

The psychologist has regularly criticised modern politics and tweeted a picture with the former prime minister, saying the pair spoke about “a renewed classic liberal/conservative vision”.

Mr Hastie shared a picture from the talk with himself and Mr Morrison both sat in the front row.

“Democracy is about the contest of ideas. You don’t have to agree with everything that people say but you have to be prepared to listen,” he wrote.

Dr Peterson’s tour, which started on November 23, will conclude on December 3.

Sky

Unfortunately he’s not coming to Canberra. Doubtless the feeble creatures that constitute its “government” would deny him a platform if they could.

Frank
Frank
November 29, 2022 9:56 am

” I’m starting to look forward to death just so I don’t have to listen to the stupid.”

Amen to that, brother.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 29, 2022 9:58 am

Flying QANTAS.
“Yes. I can see your problem.”

lotocoti
lotocoti
November 29, 2022 9:59 am

This will not age well.

Died the instant science was prefaced with the definite article.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 29, 2022 10:01 am

I’m starting to look forward to death just so I don’t have to listen to the stupid.

As someone with fairly recent near death experience, you are wrong.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 29, 2022 10:04 am

It is much easier to follow the science than science.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 29, 2022 10:07 am

Young Blood – How Sydney’s drill rap gang scene mirrors London bloodbath

“Muh dick” the musical.

The gruinaid loves drill, its so negro and authentic you know!

https://mojim.com/usy185390x2x4.htm

Petros
Petros
November 29, 2022 10:08 am

The Aborigines along the northern coastline in the NT are probably Second Nation people, based on their language differences.

Roger
Roger
November 29, 2022 10:11 am

I’m starting to look forward to death just so I don’t have to listen to the stupid.

As someone with fairly recent near death experience, you are wrong.

‘Hell is other people.’

– Sartre.

And you decertainly wouldn’t want to end up there with Jean-Paul as a conversation partner.

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 29, 2022 10:12 am

The beatings, and killings will continue until morale improves. The Hun:

The families of Iranian players have been threatened with torture and imprisonment if they do not “behave”, a damning CNN report claims.
The report claims Iranian players were forced to meet with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps after they refused to sing the national anthem before their World Cup match against England.
It states Iranian players were promised presents and cars before the game against England, which they lost 6-2.
But players and their families have since faced threats after their refusal to sing the national anthem, the report said.
A source told CNN: “In the last game against Wales, the regime sent over hundreds of these actor supporters in order to create a false sense of support and favor amongst the fans. For the next game against the U.S, the regime is planning to significantly increase the number of actors into the thousands.”
Iran has been rocked by civil unrest and deadly protests after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by police.
The players sung the national anthem before their second group match against Wales.
The CNN report claims Iran coach Carlos Queiroz had met with members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard separately to his players.
Iran has also called for the USA to be kicked out of the World Cup after a social media post in which it changed the Iranian flag in a show of support for protestors.
Iran’s domestic turmoil has dominated headlines at the World Cup.
The country can secure its place in the last 16 with a victory against USA.

m0nty
m0nty
November 29, 2022 10:13 am

If you’re referring to Pepe the Frog then you’re a clown. OMG Musk is a Nazi because he tweeted a green frog cartoon!!1%@!

No, another one, something about 88 million. Yes Leon, we get the reference, thank you.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 29, 2022 10:16 am

‘I believe in the science, because I am an educated man.’

Then advse, using “science’ why elderly were not tested to see if they had successfully been vaccinated after their clot shots.
Give after the age of about 60-70 there is a 70% chance of a vaccination being ineffective due to immunosenescence.

The tests can be done, yet curiously some states went so far as to ban testing for seroconversion, which would confirm immunity was present.

Instead they rolled out “not mandatory but you will become unemployed and we will discriminate against you as a second class citizen” 3 sets of shots for everybody.

Where is your science there?

Additionally.
Women can not have cocks.
Men cannot have vaginas.
Children cannot consent to sterilization.

All things your faith based science claims can be done.

Top Ender
Top Ender
November 29, 2022 10:16 am

The Aborigines along the northern coastline in the NT are probably Second Nation people, based on their language differences.

Speaking of which, has anyone published a book on the successive waves of human settlement of Australia?

A look through Keith Windschuttle’s publication list doesn’t show such a work, and other pieces around seem to be articles rather than books.

Zipster
Zipster
November 29, 2022 10:21 am

Leon Umsk tweeting a Nazi meme should tell you all you need to know.

it tells us the left is unhinged and can’t handle even the mildest meme.

Nobody cares about fuentes, its cancel culture by proxy. the left can fuck off and rot in hell

Petros
Petros
November 29, 2022 10:22 am

I think the archaeologists publish articles about this from different fields but I doubt many would dare to publish a whole book on the topic. Not politically correct, you see.

calli
calli
November 29, 2022 10:24 am

I trust Mauna Loa is aware of the CO2 emergency and will limit emissions. If not, sanctions may have to be imposed.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 29, 2022 10:25 am

Of course, I cannot speak to death in old age. My Dad was in his mid 80s when he was visiting me after my stroke. It was a race to the bottom. He won. Like a number of other people, I got the impression he had had enough.

Zipster
Zipster
November 29, 2022 10:26 am

The china protests have all but been crushed. the last vids were PLA armoured vehicles rolling in.

predictably this was going to go nowhere fast

Roger
Roger
November 29, 2022 10:27 am

Noel Pearson has called David Littleproud a “boy” who has capitulated to Jacinta Price.

Aboriginal women should know their place, eh, Noel?

calli
calli
November 29, 2022 10:27 am

*idea*

Chuck Thunberg into Mauna Loa!

She can scowl the thing into submission.

Zipster
Zipster
November 29, 2022 10:28 am

the P is coming

Lotta Volkova: The Devil Styles Balenciaga
The pedo-chic fashion house’s chief stylist is obsessed with Satanic themes, child abuse, cannibalism, violence

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 29, 2022 10:31 am

If the Iranian government flew me to Qatar I would be jumping around and waving my flag, even if it was ridiculously hot and I couldn’t get a beer. Not that much different from the WACA when you think of it.

calli
calli
November 29, 2022 10:32 am

Yes. i heard Pearson opining that a decision on the Squeak will be made “in the next financial year”.

Freudian slip.

m0nty
m0nty
November 29, 2022 10:34 am

it tells us the left is unhinged and can’t handle even the mildest meme.

Nobody cares about fuentes, its cancel culture by proxy. the left can fuck off and rot in hell

Zippy on the side of Nazism, whodathunkit.

Cassie of Sydney
November 29, 2022 10:40 am

“it tells us the left is unhinged and can’t handle even the mildest meme.

Nobody cares about fuentes, its cancel culture by proxy. the left can fuck off and rot in hell”

Quite so, of course the fat fascist fuckwit here always conveniently ignores the Jew hatred from the likes of Ilhan “it’s all about the Benjamins” Omar and the rest of the squad, never said boo about the Jew hatred of Albo’s great buddy, Jeremy Corbyn, never said anything about the Iranian regime’s threats to annihilate the state of Israel, oh and speaking of Iran, I’m reminded of how the Sniffer’s administration still wants to cut a deal with a regime that also engages in Holocaust denial.

Spare me the hypocrisy.

P
P
November 29, 2022 10:41 am
MatrixTransform
November 29, 2022 10:45 am

Parliament Installs Free Tampon Machine in Men’s Bathroom

…its science !!

rickw
rickw
November 29, 2022 10:45 am
Sylvester the cat
Sylvester the cat
November 29, 2022 10:46 am

‘I believe in the seance, because I am an edukated man.’

Sylvester the cat
Sylvester the cat
November 29, 2022 10:47 am

You canna argue with the seance!

mem
mem
November 29, 2022 10:48 am

“First Nations” is an attempt to convince the gullible that the Aborigines had sovereignty over the land, which they never yielded. It’s also an attempt to convince the gullible that a treaty is the only way to make amends.
First only insofar as being primitive.
Nations, well no, not even close. Only disparate tribes or communities with no shared language, law or societal infrastructure
First nations is a political construct.
Aboriginal, yes a correct description and one that of itself does not discriminate or deride and does not force the person using the term to accept a lie.

Cassie of Sydney
November 29, 2022 10:51 am

Rampant mansplaining and misogyny from Noel Pearson. Will we hear the usual howls of outrage from the sisterhood and the left over a male denigrating Jacinta Price?

Of course not, it’s different when you denigrate a conservative/right-wing women.

Just more of the never ending hypocrisy and double standards.

MatrixTransform
November 29, 2022 10:59 am

if you gaze into the science,
the science gazes also into you

duncanm
duncanm
November 29, 2022 10:59 am

.. just in case anyone is unclear what listing the Barrier Reef as ‘endangered’ means in real terms.
Here’s Article 11(4) of the convention.

The Committee shall establish, keep up to date and publish, whenever circumstances shall so require, under the title of “List of World Heritage in Danger”, a list of the property appearing in the World Heritage List for the conservation of which major operations are necessary and for which assistance has been requested under this Convention. This list shall contain an estimate of the cost of such operations. The list may include only such property forming part of the cultural and natural heritage as is threatened by serious and specific dangers, such as the threat of disappearance caused by accelerated deterioration, large- scale public or private projects or rapid urban or tourist development projects; destruction caused by changes in the use or ownership of the land; major alterations due to unknown causes; abandonment for any reason whatsoever; the outbreak or the threat of an armed conflict; calamities and cataclysms; serious fires, earthquakes, landslides; volcanic eruptions; changes in water level, floods and tidal waves. The Committee may at any time, in case of urgent need, make a new entry in the List of World Heritage in Danger and publicize such entry immediately.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 29, 2022 11:01 am

Speaking of which, has anyone published a book on the successive waves of human settlement of Australia?

The latest is to pooh pooh any suggestion that there were “successive waves of settlement.”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 11:02 am

The china protests have all but been crushed. the last vids were PLA armoured vehicles rolling in.

Yeah, North Korea shows what a leftist regime can do even when skint, and China isn’t skint.
The Iranian protests will go the same way.

CCP = IRGC
Marxism = Shi’ism

Both places are nasty theologies in effect.

Sylvester the cat
Sylvester the cat
November 29, 2022 11:03 am

The weef appears to be a hopeless case.
It’s time to give up on the tourism and use the area as a toxic waste dump.

Razey
Razey
November 29, 2022 11:03 am
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 29, 2022 11:04 am

1 hour ago
Price being used to ‘punch down black fellas’: Pearson
Paige Taylor
PAIGE TAYLOR

Indigenous leader Noel Pearson says Nationals’ leader David Littleproud has given his leadership to Country Liberal Party senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, whom he claims is being used by right-wing think tanks to “punch down on other black fellas”.

The Cape York Partnership founder told ABC Radio National the Nationals’ decision to formally oppose the Indigenous voice to parliament was “a complete turnaround” from its earlier position, and out of touch with the views reached by Nationals MPs who had told him they support the reform because “they have Aboriginal people in their electorates. They see Aboriginal people every day, Aboriginal people enter their doors of the offices”.

Mr Pearson claimed the party’s decision to oppose the reform was driven by Senator Nampijinpa Price, from Alice Springs, who has become a vocal opponent of the proposal to enshrine an Indigenous voice to parliament in the constitution. Her reasons include that it would create more bureaucracy. Mr Pearson has championed the reform since it emerged from consultations with Indigenous people around Australian in 2017.

On Tuesday Mr Pearson said the party’s new position was a result of Senator Nampijinpa Price’s entry into the parliament. The party was writing itself off for the future.

“It’s really Jacinta’s decision and Littleproud should as soon as possible or hand over the leadership to her,” he said.

“It’s completely inconsistent with the history of the National party members’ respectful engagement with the idea of a voice”

Mr Pearson said Senator Nampijinpa Price was a compelling figure but she was caught in a vortex.

“She’s caught in a vortex that reminds me of Pauline Hanson 26 years ago … it’s a celebrity vortex, it’s very compelling, it gets her out infront of people and it gets a lot of cheers but it’s also a redneck celebrity vortex and ultimately it’s a tragic redneck celebrity vortex that she’s caught up in and it involves right wing people particularly the Sydney and Melbourne based right wing think tanks – the Institute of Public Affaors and the Centre for Independent Studies. They’re the string pullers they’re the ones who have lined up behind Jacinta. “This has been a campaign in the making of the past three years and they’re strategy was to find a black fella to punch down on other black fellas,” he said.

“And it’s very difficult to combat.”

Mr Pearson believed there had “absolutely” been a deliberate strategy by right wing think tanks to find an Indigenous person to articulate their views.

“The bullets are fashioned by the CIS and the IPA but the person pulling the trigger, it’s a black hand pulling the trigger. This is been in the making for a number of years now even before Jacinta entered parliament,” he said.

“I sincerely believe this is a tragic situation a tragic celebrity vortex that will make something of a political career for Jacinta but will produce no solutions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia.

“I discern in Jacinta’s rhetoric no solutions for people back at Aurukun, for people at Yuendumu, for my people.”

Roger
Roger
November 29, 2022 11:05 am

Rampant mansplaining and misogyny from Noel Pearson. Will we hear the usual howls of outrage from the sisterhood and the left over a male denigrating Jacinta Price?

I’m looking forward to Jacinta knocking the pompous windbag off his pedestal.

So will a lot of other people who’ve had dealings with him and his brother.

Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
November 29, 2022 11:10 am

“I discern in Jacinta’s rhetoric no solutions for people back at Aurukun, for people at Yuendumu, for my people.”

And Noel Pearson has been in politics / the public eye for how long? What solutions other than gimme more money has he come up with to help his people?

Zipster
Zipster
November 29, 2022 11:12 am

Parliament Installs Free Tampon Machine in Men’s Bathroom

they can shove them up their own arse

Zipster
Zipster
November 29, 2022 11:13 am
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 29, 2022 11:16 am

they can shove them up their own arse

My compliments, on an erudite, and well thought out solution.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 11:16 am

@ElonMusk then revealed the source of his issues with Apple, disclosing on Twitter that the company has threatened to withhold Twitter from its app store without any explanation.

The centre-right needs to reconsider its approach to the corporate world.

Dover – As I linked upthread it looks like China has Apple over a barrel. The protesters have been using Twitter for organizing, and China also has forced Apple to throttle a feature on iPhones that they were using to get around censorship. That Apple only did this for Chinese located iPhones is the tell.

It makes sense that they haven’t said anything to Elon about it because drawing attention to their forced kowtow could lead to painful media coverage in the West, or worse. But with their factories hostage to the CCP it would be hard not to do what they were instructed.

What all this means is the corporate world needs to disconnect almost entirely from China. Certainly get all productive capacity and personnel out of the place. Rio and BHP did this after Stern Hu was arrested as a hostage.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 29, 2022 11:19 am

Comment, from the Oz.

Captain Grumpy
1 hour ago
Extremely disrespectful from Mr Pearson…whether you agree with her or not, Senator Price is an extremely thoughtful and articulate woman – something her counterpart Lidia Thorpe can only dream of being. To say Senator Price is incapable of thinking for herself is pretty poor form and some might say it was rather sexist to think a woman’s mind was being manipulated in the way he has implied….but I suppose only the left can label someone as sexist.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 29, 2022 11:20 am

NSW Liberal MP Natalie Ward snubbed for preselection in safe north shore seat

Don’t know Natalie. Sounds like Perrottet thinks what voters want, more that leaner government or reliable electricity or lower taxes or holding the Covid nazis to account for the ruin they wrought on the state, is more women in the lower house of Parliament.

And who is the giant for whom they decided to even forego their quota-fever? An exstaffer. Baird’s ex-staffer.

That is a party with its finger on the pulse.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
November 29, 2022 11:22 am

That is a party with its finger on the pulse.

Well, not ‘on’ so much as ‘up’. And not ‘pulse’ so much as…I will leave it to your imaginations.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 29, 2022 11:22 am

Pearson knows a dumb black bitch from the bush is being controlled by eeeevil white pale stale male Svengalis…

Dear Mr Pearson.
I cant help but note you have not yet submitted your “reconciliation achieved’ criteria.
If you could be so good as to forward the checklist so we can tell when its been achieved please.
Concrete stuff as well, no waffle or emotional wankery.

Or would you prefer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQiOA7euaYA

Roger
Roger
November 29, 2022 11:22 am

Typical Pearson; all ad hom attack minus the expletives and the raging that he keeps from the cameras and the microphoes (usually, anyway).

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 11:22 am

Price being used to ‘punch down black fellas’: Pearson

Nobody uses Jacinta Price.
I’ve had a lot of time for Noel hitherto but that is extremely insulting and cowardly.

Zipster
Zipster
November 29, 2022 11:24 am
Roger
Roger
November 29, 2022 11:24 am

…with their factories hostage to the CCP it would be hard not to do what they were instructed.

Is Apple determined to be the last Western corporate to leave China?

calli
calli
November 29, 2022 11:28 am

Price is pinching Pearson’s limelight which he thinks belongs to him, and him alone. Can’t have another articulate indigenous step on his patch. And especially not a feisty female, who tells it like it is.

And I won’t start on the spectre that most troubles him – the diversion of the wonderful income stream to actual injustice and reform.

calli
calli
November 29, 2022 11:31 am

Dover, it was something to do with 88 million. Was it Germany’s reparation payment to Holocaust victims? I can’t see anything particularly Nazi in that, quite the opposite.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 29, 2022 11:32 am

conveniently ignores the Jew hatred

Here’s one for Monty.

Muslim Schoolchildren in London Sing Song Calling for Massacre of Jews (27 Nov)

Maybe Tony Burke might like to comment on this story too.

Razey
Razey
November 29, 2022 11:33 am

What I find amusing about the Chinese protests, is that the Leftards are all for it. But if people in the West do the same thing, they are ‘cookers’.

Leftards have no logic and are as dumb as dog shit.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
November 29, 2022 11:41 am

When the Aboriginal people start to listen to Jacinta Nampijinpa Price they might start to move forward.
I am a big fan of the straight talking, down to earth Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, as she learns the ropes in the Senate she will become a formidable power for aboriginal integration into Australian life.

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