Open Thread – Tue 6 Dec 2020


Mary and Joseph on the Way to Bethlehem, Hugo van der Goes, 1475


2,107 responses to “Open Thread – Tue 6 Dec 2020”

  1. Mater Avatar
    Mater

    Talk to anyone in the street in Europe, ask them the first thing that they think of when you mention Australia.
    Pounds to peanuts, it’s
    They Genocided the Tasmanian Aborigines.
    That’s our history, like it or not.

    Hardly decisive evidence. Reynolds would be proud of you.

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Talk to anyone in the street in Europe, ask them the first thing that they think of when you mention Australia.
    Pounds to peanuts, it’s
    They Genocided the Tasmanian Aborigines.
    That’s our history, like it or not.

    Bullshit.

  3. Mater Avatar
    Mater

    So, he’s one of these arseholes who scour the Internet looking for things to debunk, but he’s never done a skerrick of original research himself?

    If you actually read my link, you’d realise he was asked to do it.

    But you just keep bouncing around defending your bullshit statements.

  4. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Talk to anyone in the street in Europe, ask them the first thing that they think of when you mention Australia.

    Kangaroos, beaches, warm weather, one country = one continent.
    Some of us have lived in Europe, we know the answer.

  5. alwaysright Avatar
    alwaysright

    Experts say …

  6. JC Avatar

    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity says:
    December 9, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    By the size of the spazzo being chucked @ 3.55pm it looks like Robert Sewell hit bullseye.

    Ya think so, Driller. Don’t egg him on as he may end up asking you for a free room and board and the motel after legal fees and awards, you ridiculous redneck pig.

  7. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    Zulu, did you see my comment asking about the recovery of Mme Z? There was a nasty remark from Gabor, presumably not you.

    Later. Having a life.

  8. JC Avatar

    Some of us have lived in Europe, we know the answer.

    The Driller lived at Buck Palace for years as a guest of the Queen and Prince Phillip.

  9. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    Dear Ed-Mong

    You retarded assbiscuit.

    https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2057804

    Apart from at least 2 meticulously researched books on the matter you are, as usual, 100% Ed-factually right.

  10. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    Nut Case when you worked for Mike Burgess did you help with the research to help him find his own arse coz we know he couldn’t do t himself.

  11. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    JCsays: December 9, 2022 at 4:02 pm
    [chucks major frothy-mouthed sad]

    Bullseye confirmed.

  12. JC Avatar

    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity says:
    December 9, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    JCsays: December 9, 2022 at 4:02 pm
    [chucks major frothy-mouthed sad]

    Bullseye confirmed.

    How does it go again

    Oh yea.. what a stupid comment.. from the FNQ pig.

  13. alwaysright Avatar
    alwaysright

    Have bushfires agreed to reduce their CO2 output to the 2030 tartget?

  14. Lysander Avatar
    Lysander

    Today I received a self-address (but mass mail) pamphlet from Albo telling me about Labor’s creation of an ICAC.

    Funny, given only last week Labor were telling us that they wouldn’t fund the Voice campaign because pamphlets were an outdated method of communication…

  15. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Angry impotence from the old git is off the scale. The bastard is really cut to the quick.
    That bullseye must have been sharper than Robin Hood, Davey Crockett & William Tell combined.

  16. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Turtlehead, let’s be very clear about this. The person who made the comment was someone called Winston Smith. He looks like a Caribbean turtle, which is the reason he’s referred to as the Turtlehead. But that’s an aside. Would I be right in assuming you’re the same person?

    I’ve been posting under my real name for three weeks now, JC. Using the same Gravatar and it’s taken you this long to twig?
    Thick as pig shit, you are.

    Anyway, I see your comment as a veiled threat. Let me just warn you though, I have kept every single defamatory comment you have made towards me. The lies in relation to “Brian: are a good example, you disgusting piece of filth. The comment about killing 1,000 people is deranged commentary and I would welcome you testing this in court, you disgusting cunt. Also, try not to every talk to me again, you lunatic. Thanks.

    You don’t have the balls to take this to court. You have no standing. Or dick.

  17. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Tony Heller is perfectly entitled to publish his own video blog. He is not entitled to money from YouTube. Alphabet retains the right to publish whomever they please on the terms they contract.

    WTF are you talking about dickless? You said he lied. Examples or STFU.

  18. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    In the never ending “why are women so shit” series…

    Women sue Twitter, claiming Musk layoffs unfairly targeted female staff
    The proposed class-action lawsuit alleges that after the takeover, 57% of women were laid off compared with 47% of men

    The article is as deceptive as you would imagie.

    missing: What their roles were.
    In the one case of a specific role being mentioned missing is the numbers which would allow for a valid comparison

    Heres a hint as to just how few were in the role, and how sacking half a dozen more than males would skew the numbers.

    At Twitter, for instance, just 10% of technical employees are women

  19. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    You don’t have the balls to take this to court.

    It hasn’t even got the balls to bet on things it barks all over that it “knows” are true.

    You have no standing. Or dick.

    Fair call.

  20. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Salvatore:

    By the size of the spazzo being chucked @ 3.55pm it looks like Robert Sewell hit bullseye.

    A sort of pre-emptive strike after the comment this morning:

    However it appears he is now pushing his boundaries to see what he can get away with:
    JCsays:
    December 9, 2022 at 9:45 am
    If only we shot 1,000 leftwingers in the back of the head. That would show the rest.

    It’s like a bloody minded 8 year old.

    It’s standard with the Mouth from Manhattan – keep pushing the boundaries and when it gets a smack, “But he started it” then do a Sir Robin for a week and back to testing them again.
    He must have been a turd of a kid.

  21. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Regarding cost of vaccines there is the actual Vax cost and then there is the payment for the jabber location such as Dr clinic or pharmacy. I believe the Govt pays $32 per jab administered.

    Exactly how is that different to the government covering the cost of administering the flu shot for the last couple of decades?
    Again of course zero to do with the original and very inconsistent claims that flu shots were more expensive not more expensive than covid shots, as long as the answer was covid shots bad.

  22. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    The Driller lived at Buck Palace for years as a guest of the Queen and Prince Phillip.

    Yeah, that was during his Furry Period.
    Queen reckoned he was the Best Corgi she ever trained.

  23. JC Avatar

    Turtlehead.

    I never said I was taking it to court. I said this to disabuse you of your veiled threats. Those comments were made under blog names and Winstron Sith has as much standing as JC does, you defaming cunt.

    I’m unsure if one can sue under an alias, however my arguments would have more standing than yours, you pile of shit. There was no other reason to post the comment about shooting 1,000 people in the head other than being in support. Winstron was well aware that making accusations in the Brian saga were to defame. Take your best shot, Turtlehead. I’ll grind you to the fucking ground and then some. Let me repeat the comment made by Winstron Sith again.

    All I can say is that which I’ve quoted from Taxicab Depressions :
    “These people are playing with matches… I don’t think they understand the scope and scale of the wildfire they are flirting with. They are fucking around with a civil war that could last a decade and cause millions of deaths… and the sad truth is that 95% of the problems we have in this country could be solved tomorrow, by noon… simply by dragging 1000 people out in the street and shooting them in the fucking head.”

    Just disgusting. Deranged.

  24. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    Be werry, werry quiet we’re hunting Dots…
    C’mon Dot, crack her velvet garden open and show her what shes been missing!

    I’m 58 and never want to have sex again: Monica says she is ‘repelled’ by the thought of being physically intimate with a man since the menopause… and she insists she is only daring to articulate what many women her age feel
    Monica Zwolsman says that after menopause she never wants to have sex again
    The 58-year-old says she now ‘shudders at the thought of sex’ with a man
    She thinks millions of older women feel similarly but continue to ‘go through the motions purely for the sake of keeping a husband or long-term partner happy’

    ….
    I married three times, which was almost everyone I’ve slept with, bar a couple of uncomfortable one-night stands post-divorce.

    It sounds desperately conservative now, but I simply never saw the point of sharing bodies without something in return, whether children or marriage. (I’ve had three children with two of my husbands.)

    Don’t get me wrong — I have enjoyed sex. When I was loved, and in love, it was good and passionate and I felt fulfilled by it.

    Those who were single were relieved to be exempt from the whole messy business, even if it meant forsaking male companionship and affection. Still others lamented the fact that online dating sites for women of my age seem more like recruiting adverts for free domestic help, nursing care and financial assistance. And then they expect us to have sex with them, too.

    Soon after, I met and married the Dutchman, and within two years I had two sons — and after that I had absolutely no interest in my wifely duties.

    He might have been super-hot, but for me there was no real emotional connection, and this for me destroyed the sex appeal others clearly thought he possessed.

    The minute I had both my children, and he refused to have a third, I was not even up for pretending any more. Unsurprisingly, I ended up a single mum at 40.

    I don’t miss the pressure of getting into bed, tired and ready to sleep, and having a hopeful face alongside me, or being woken up in the morning by someone eager for more than a cuddle. I feel no nostalgia for it at all.

    Yes, I do sometimes miss hugging someone and burrowing into their chest. I used to love that skin-to-skin contact.

    Most of all, I would like to have someone of my very own as an anchor in life. But if that means losing my intimate privacy, then, well, it’s too big a condition for me to meet.

    I have a dog for companionship and unconditional love. I have sons, sisters and brothers for family.

    Monty level self delusion…

  25. JC Avatar

    Drills

    If there’s one thing Eddles does well, it’s to mock you. He does it so well.

    Ed Case says:
    December 9, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    The Driller lived at Buck Palace for years as a guest of the Queen and Prince Phillip.

    Yeah, that was during his Furry Period.
    Queen reckoned he was the Best Corgi she ever trained.

  26. JC Avatar

    1,000 back of the head shots ought to teach the left a lesson.

  27. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Kangaroos, beaches, warm weather, one country = one continent.
    Some of us have lived in Europe, we know the answer.

    Uh huh?
    So when you weren’t in the saddle out in the scrub, rolling a smoke with one hand and reminiscing about the Invasion of Balikpapan with old Ringers, you lived in Europe?
    Dates, places, addresses, or I’m calling
    HorseShit.

  28. Robert Sewell Avatar

    JCsays:
    December 9, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Some of us have lived in Europe, we know the answer.

    The Driller lived at Buck Palace for years as a guest of the Queen and Prince Phillip.

    Who are of course, the Manhattan Mouths dearest and closest friends. He converses with them at social events quite often.
    But he’s not sure why Liz isn’t returning his phone calls lately.

  29. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Talk to anyone in the street in Europe, ask them the first thing that they think of when you mention Australia.
    Pounds to peanuts, it’s
    They Genocided the Tasmanian Aborigines.
    That’s our history, like it or not.

    And they’d be right. The Tasmanian aborigines were known as the Murrayians, originated from Japan, were genetically related to the Ainu, and were driven from the mainland by the 3rd wave, the Carpentarians, who were the Vedda people from Sri Lanka. It’s only fair though since the Murrayians wiped out the first ones to reach Australia 47ooo years ago, the little guys who were called the Negritos.

  30. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    Captain Miller in Saving Private Ryan, “our objective is to win the war” doesn’t seem to matter as much in these enlightened times.
    Tim Blair picks it up from The Australian:

    ‘The war in Ukraine is draining U.S. arms stockpiles while geopolitical risks grow. Yet the Biden Administration is worried about — you can’t make this up — the climate impact of U.S. weapons and wants to impose costly green mandates on federal contractors.

    A little-noticed rule-making proposed by the Department of Defence, NASA and the General Services Administration last month would require federal contractors to disclose and reduce their CO2 emissions as well as climate financial risks. The rule would cover 5,766 contractors that have received at least $7.5 million from the feds in the prior year …

    For example, weapons manufacturers would have to quantify and disclose the amount of CO2 generated from their own facilities; manufacturers that produce steel, computer chips and motors used in their weapons; propellants and fuel; and even munition storage areas.’

  31. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    JC says: December 9, 2022 at 4:25 pm
    [lots of backpedalling]
    [lots of foul language to fool itself it isn’t backpedalling]

    Bullseye reaffirmed. Secondary Bullseye confirmed.

  32. JC Avatar

    Turtlehead

    Leave attempts at humor well alone.

    No wonder Winstron Sith suddenly disappeared. No wonder – the deranged loon.

  33. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Third Bullseye confirmed. It can’t stand being mocked.

  34. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    I’m unsure if one can sue under an alias

    No they can’t. So stop insulting folk; unless its dickless and crotchless.

  35. JC Avatar

    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity says:
    December 9, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Third Bullseye confirmed. It can’t stand being mocked.

    He’s just shitty, Eddles mocks him and it hits home too.

  36. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Three deliveries, Three middle stumps flying through the air.
    Hat trick by Robert Sewell against the Mouth of Manhattan.

  37. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    As well as looking great and carrying a gun another reason why Boebert’s election was splendid news:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYKhQNLksD4

  38. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    And it was discussed here about Albo’s Skype wank fest with the premiers regarding power prices. So I will contribute this article from the Hun by Catie McLeod and Ellen Ransley re some components of their plans:

    The federal government will cap the price of goal and gas and give $1.5bn to the states and territories for power bill relief under a deal struck by national cabinet.

    Anthony Albanese – who is in self-imposed isolation with Covid-19 – agreed on the plan to “put downward pressure” on soaring energy prices with premiers and chief ministers on Friday afternoon.

    The Prime Minister announced the emergency policy to Australians from Kirribilli House in Sydney shortly after the meeting wrapped up.

    The plan has four components.

    Firstly, the Commonwealth will take action enforce a mandatory code of conduct for the gas industry which will involve temporarily capping the wholesale price of gas at $12 a gigajoule for 12 months.

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be responsible for monitoring and enforcing the cod and will be provided extra resources to do so.

    Federal parliament will be recalled next week to deal with the necessary legislation.

    The second element of the plan is that the federal government will “work with” NSW and Queensland to introduce a temporary coal price cap of $125 per tonne, Mr Albanese said.

    The plan’s third component is rebates for power bills.

    The commonwealth will provide up to $1.5bn in total to be shared by the states and territories, who will decide how to use the money to reduce power bills for households and small businesses

    Mr Albanese said the federal government would not use the money for “cash handouts” and that state and territory treasurers would announce their respective relief packages early next year.

    Fourthly, Mr Albanese said the commonwealth would focus on its plan to modernise Australia’s energy grid, to “make sure transmission is brought up to date” and increase the capacity of the networks.

    Australians struggling to make ends meet have been holding their breath as they waited for state and federal politicians to announce a plan to tackle surging power prices.

    A cap on coal and gas prices and customer rebates had been flagged.

    National cabinet was expected to discuss the imposition of caps on the wholesale price of coal in Queensland and NSW.

    But Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s support was conditional on the commonwealth agreeing to provide compensation for her state.

    NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean said the NSW government would not be seeking direct compensation for lost revenue due to coal price caps but families and businesses needed to be compensated.

    Reports have also emerged the federal government will consider rebates, which could be worth up to $280 in NSW.

    Friday’s announcement comes after Energy Minister Chris Bowen met with his state and territory counterparts to agree on a plan for a new capacity mechanism.

    The mechanism will allow governments to pay for electricity to ensure there is enough supply in the grid, but it will exclude gas and coal companies in favour of renewables.

    Mr Bowen on Friday morning reasserted the federal government wouldn’t provide cash handouts to Australians to help them pay for their energy bills to avoid further fuelling inflation.

    “Australians didn’t decide to invade Ukraine, Australians didn’t decide the price of coal and gas will spike,” he told ABC Radio.

    “We’re going to leave nothing on the field to ensure this is dealt with for industries, for workers and for consumers.

    “We won’t do anything to fuel inflation … So anything we do will be seeking to reduce the bills before they arrive at the letterbox of consumers.”

    Deputy Opposition Leader Sussan Ley told Channel 7 earlier any reduction in power bills would come too late for families struggling to stay afloat this Christmas.

    “All Australians want for Christmas is a reduction in their power bills. But here we are, on a Friday leading into Christmas and it seems so chaotic between the federal and state governments with no real plan,” she said.

    “Please Prime Minister, come out of today’s meeting – this is the test – give us the plan that gives us the confidence that this is not one of your broken promises.”

  39. Robert Sewell Avatar

    JC:

    Take your best shot, Turtlehead. I’ll grind you to the fucking ground and then some.

    What happened to the urbane man about town that was luxuriating under the awed gaze of others here as he rattled off names of the famous people he dined with?
    I hope you don’t kiss the that poor girl you married with those lips.
    You are such a tosser.

  40. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Ed Casesays:
    December 9, 2022 at 3:54 pm
    Talk to anyone in the street in Europe, ask them the first thing that they think of when you mention Australia.
    Pounds to peanuts, it’s
    They Genocided the Tasmanian Aborigines.
    That’s our history, like it or not.

    No, Richard Cranium, they are more likely to mention the joys of Viennese coffee society.

    Enjoy your peanuts, paid for at a quid each.

  41. JC Avatar

    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity says:
    December 9, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    Three deliveries, Three middle stumps flying through the air.
    Hat trick by Robert Sewell against the Mouth of Manhattan.

    Lol. Croc Dundee and the male nurse calling it a win.

    All I can say is that which I’ve quoted from Taxicab Depressions :
    “These people are playing with matches… I don’t think they understand the scope and scale of the wildfire they are flirting with. They are fucking around with a civil war that could last a decade and cause millions of deaths… and the sad truth is that 95% of the problems we have in this country could be solved tomorrow, by noon… simply by dragging 1000 people out in the street and shooting them in the fucking head.”

  42. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    Rosie.

    No-one has mandated flu vaxes as being necessary to hold down your job and the various other acts of thuggery inflicted on people.

    Ordering 4 x the doses administered (remembering it was supposed to be “one dose and you are done”) is the sheep shit cherry on the warm cow pie that has been the government actions over the wu-Flu.

    Thats before you get into the mental/cancer/elective etc crises caused by the lockdowns and idiocy.

    You are smarter than this.

    If, 6 months in the government had said “oops, not as bad as we thought, we will vaccinate old peoples home residents and anyone over 50 is recommended for he shot, as are those with existing health conditions” it would have been proportionate. Instead we were locked into a purity spiral where Morriswine and the state premiers were too busy playing Ahab to the covid white whale to bother with responsible government.

  43. Robert Sewell Avatar

    JCsays:

    December 9, 2022 at 4:29 pm
    1,000 back of the head shots ought to teach the left a lesson.

    Just disgusting. Deranged. 🙂

  44. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    JC says: December 9, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    Confirming (yet again) the triple bullseye.
    It seems Shantaram’s shaming isn’t the most pleasant medicine for it to drink.

  45. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    JC.

    Get the f*ck out of that rat infested shithole and take your kids with you. You’ve been warned.

    Book your tickets.

  46. JC Avatar

    What happened to the urbane man about town that was luxuriating under the awed gaze of others here as he rattled off names of the famous people he dined with?

    Another attempt at defaming. Other than Maggie T, I’ve never said I’ve dined with famous people. I’ve said I’ve seen them.

    I hope you don’t kiss the that poor girl you married with those lips.
    You are such a tosser.

    Oh Okay.

    Here’s the amusing thing, Turtlehead. You have to lie, defame and make threats to blog owners. All we need to do is recite your own words to send you into a spastic state.

    Why did you change your blog name? Ummm 🙂

  47. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    Now we have to go in to get the plan, who went in to get the plan, who went in to get the plan.
    Paraphrase Brenda Bakke, Hot Shots Part Deux

  48. JC Avatar

    Robert Sewell says:
    December 9, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    JCsays:

    December 9, 2022 at 4:29 pm
    1,000 back of the head shots ought to teach the left a lesson.

    Just disgusting. Deranged. ?

    Right back at you.

    Comment by Turtlehead.

    “simply by dragging 1000 people out in the street and shooting them in the fucking head.”

  49. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Other than Maggie T, I’ve never said I’ve dined with famous people. I’ve said I’ve seen them.

    … aaaand just like that, reframing the comments of others is a bad thing.

  50. JC Avatar

    Steve trickler says:
    December 9, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    JC.

    Get the f*ck out of that rat infested shithole and take your kids with you. You’ve been warned.

    Book your tickets.

    Why? We’re thinking of moving back.

  51. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Still, it’s good to see that m0nty=fa agrees that Musk is perfectly entitled to ban or demonetise any and all lefty posters on Twatter,

  52. Robert Sewell Avatar

    JCsays:

    December 9, 2022 at 4:35 pm
    Turtlehead
    Leave attempts at humor well alone.
    No wonder Winstron Sith suddenly disappeared. No wonder – the deranged loon.

    Winston Smith was finally put to rest because I decided it was time.
    I came out of the cupboard because I wanted to.
    And it took you weeks to work it out. Not much situational awareness going on at that dinner table with all your Private Dinner Party Pals.

  53. JC Avatar

    … aaaand just like that, reframing the comments of others is a bad thing.

    Reframing? Lord, you’re a dreadful idiot. The only re-frame we see is your psychotic lies when caught out like a drain rat.

  54. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    B B B But I voted for Luigi the Unbelievable coz he said my power bill will go down $270 a year. Guess what Luigi, I wouldn’t vote for you if I thought it would save my life. A question for Liars voter’s, does the pineapple hurt when inserted sideways? Just curious to know. I don’t care how much it hurts. You never minded the rough end, enjoy.

  55. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    I expect we’ll see a lot more leaking in the Brittany soap opera now. Seconds out, things are getting interesting.

  56. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    JCsays:
    December 9, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    [Shoulder Shrug]

    I tried. Warning ignored.

  57. Figures Avatar
    Figures

    Assume they meant 447 GWh, there is 50 GW of electricity generation capacity in Australia right now.

    So 447 GWh is around 9 hours of that. Call it 24 hours as presumably the 50GW isn’t running at anything like 100 per cent.

    So we will call it one day’s worth of electricity storage. A wind drought in winter (when solar panels are running way below capacity) could last a week. Two weeks even. Maybe a cumulative 6 weeks over the 3 months of winter.

    No matter how much battery capacity we have – 1 day, 1 week, even a month – at some point, we will have a wind drought that lasts longer than the battery capacity. And once the batteries are discharged we’ll have basically nothing. Note that it won’t be a matter of, say, a 20 per cent fall in electricity generation and the market needing to redistribute scarce power to critical areas at high prices. It will be simply that there is, for all intents and purposes, no electricity.

    This is what these idiots have assured us. And there’s basically no going back now.

    Every home/office in Australia will need a petrol/diesel generator.

  58. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    Knuckle Dragger, just watching this rather bland cricket and the off spinner Chase continues to go around the wicket to the right hand batsman. As a captain, I would be telling him to go over and if he didn’t like it, to retire to the dressing room.
    One would think he might study Lyon’s work but nothing suggests Chase has done any homework. Nearly brought up his bowling ton with zero wickets.

  59. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    JCsays: December 9, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    Yet another hit confirmed.
    I’m losing count of the number of bullseyes scored on this bastard this afternoon.

  60. calli Avatar
    calli

    But I voted for Luigi the Unbelievable coz he said my power bill will go down $270 a year.

    Danca, Maria! Dance! 😀

    Friday afternoon at the Cat. Everyone Kung Fu Fighting yet? I’ve been cooking.

  61. JC Avatar

    Winston Smith was finally put to rest because I decided it was time.

    It sure was after the 1000 death threats?

  62. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    Frolics when have we ever heard a useless politician say they were wrong. I just hope I get the chance to hurt them badly.

  63. Makka Avatar
    Makka

    Children, please FUCK OFF to the duelling thread with your childish spats.

  64. calli Avatar
    calli

    Jim Chalmers has to be Leo Wanker. I want to see him do his Evel Knievel impersonation. Reckon he’d be pretty convincing.

  65. m0nty Avatar

    New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach.
    Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter.
    You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet.

    Bloody hell, Twitter admits it is shadowbanning and demonetising content publishers! What a scandal, string whoever wrote this up, quick!

    Oh wait, this was @elonmusk from three weeks ago.

  66. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Air hellair!!!
    ….
    St Ruth at 8:51 a.m.

    Tick tick tick.
    Where’s choo choo?
    And now most likely Sancho of the skid mark.

    And also …

     
    Struthsays:

    December 9, 2022 at 9:23 am

    St. Ruth is off the pace.

    4 to 34 months.

    How so?
    Already two of the little gang of sneerers gone right on time.

    As Mr Twain might say, “Reports have been greatly exaggerated.”

  67. calli Avatar
    calli

    Because it’s Friday.

    A graphic illustration of the price cap on coal. Enjoy your concussion, Jim!

  68. Makka Avatar
    Makka

    Oh wait, this was @elonmusk from three weeks ago.

    Don’t worry mOron. It’s only a flesh wound, right?

  69. calli Avatar
    calli

    Was the fishing good, or have you been reeling in whales?

  70. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu, did you see my comment asking about the recovery of Mme Z?

    Apologies, Johanna – the lady is making a (slow) recovery, and (slowly) gaining weight. It seems it was a fairly large cancer.

  71. JC Avatar

    Fatboy

    That sort of thing was never going away. The big difference is that if tweets are considered hateful or inciting they will be shadow banned. It won’t be like before where the only banning etc were comments from the right dubiously considered hateful etc.

    In any event what are you complaining about as you liked banning hate speech etc.

  72. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    But I voted for Luigi the Unbelievable coz he said my power bill will go down $270 a year.

    Anybody who believed that probably watches a lot of Breakfast TV. I’ve heard more credible election promises before lectures at Guild election time.

  73. Zipster Avatar

    Bloody hell, Twitter admits it is shadowbanning and demonetising content publishers!

    another day, another inept gotcha. yawn

  74. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Sancho Panzersays:
    December 9, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Have you booked the appointment for the booster?

  75. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    m0ntysays:
    December 9, 2022 at 5:07 pm
    New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach.
    Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter.
    You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet.

    Bloody hell, Twitter admits it is shadowbanning and demonetising content publishers! What a scandal, string whoever wrote this up, quick!

    Oh wait, this was @elonmusk from three weeks ago.

    You supported these actions in relation to Alphabet, why are you whining about Twatter taking the same actions?

  76. Robert Sewell Avatar

    JC:

    Here’s the amusing thing, Turtlehead. You have to lie, defame and make threats to blog owners. All we need to do is recite your own words to send you into a spastic state.

    Here’s the amusing thing, JC… Bringing out the best example of projecting I’ve seen today. Just like a Democrat – that which he accuses others of is what he is doing himself.
    I’ve explained twice to you why I changed my nom de blog. Surely I don’t have to explain it again?

  77. JC Avatar

    Nice timing Sanchez.

  78. Struth Avatar

    Sancho of the skidmark returns.

    That proves everything is fine with the clot shot,….
    get your boosters everyone…..go on………go and get them.

    I dares ya.

  79. Makka Avatar
    Makka

    “LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An energy department official is accused of stealing luggage from Harry Reid International Airport, the 8 News Now Investigators learned Thursday.

    A felony warrant was issued for Sam Brinton, a deputy assistant secretary, sources said. The charge is for grand larceny with a value between $1,200 and $5,000, records showed.

    Brinton is a deputy assistant secretary of the office of spent fuel and waste disposition, according to the Office of Nuclear Energy’s website.

    Brinton faces charges for a similar incident at the Minneapolis airport. He was on leave after charges were filed in connection with that incident, an energy department spokesman said in November.”

    Here’s Sam;
    https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/1601064485573230594/photo/1

  80. JC Avatar

    “Explaining” and convincing aren’t the same thing Turtlehead, you hyperbolic dickhead. Now just fuck off and stop talking to me, you worthless piece of shit.

    Go threaten Dover because I highlighted that very disturbed comment about shooting 1,000 people in the back of the head.

  81. JC Avatar

    Struth says:
    December 9, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    Sancho of the skidmark returns.

    That proves everything is fine with the clot shot,….
    get your boosters everyone…..go on………go and get them.

    I dares ya.

    Sticking pins in dolls and speaking in tongues didn’t work?

  82. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    And also this from the great predictonator …

    Struthsays:

    December 3, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    Whinging

    Translation…….you’re right and we have nothing left than to accuse you of other than “whinging”.

    Where’s choo choo?
    Is it time to add RIP when speaking of the self confessed liar and coward, Sancho of the Skidmark?
    …………..
    I hope Sancho Panzy is still alive.
    So the truth can smack him in the face as well.
    Dying now gets him out of it too easily.”

    Oh.
    That’s awkward.

  83. Struth Avatar

    Sticking pins in dolls and speaking in tongues didn’t work?

    Yer can’t blame a bloke for being optimistic.

  84. mem Avatar
    mem

    Talking of coal. “Government Approves U.K.’s First Deep Coal Mine for 30 Years” Michael Gove has approved the U.K.’s first deep coal mine in more than 30 years after conceding that new green technologies are unlikely to replace the fossil fuel’s role in steel-making for many years. The Telegraph has the story.The Levelling Up secretary backed plans for a £165m coal mine in Cumbria in a decision that is expected to spark an immediate legal challenge from climate activists.

    The Woodhouse Colliery, near Whitehaven, will produce coal for steelmaking in the UK and for export to Europe, employing about 500 workers at peak production.

    But the project has been hugely controversial because of the impact of coal-based steel production on climate change.

    The Government’s top climate advisor, Lord Deben, previously warned it would be “absolutely indefensible”. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/12/07/michael-gove-approves-uks-first-deep-coal-mine-30-years/

  85. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Struth says:
    December 9, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    Sancho of the skidmark returns.

    Returns?
    The word you are looking for is “resurrection”, I believe.

  86. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    I highlighted that very disturbed comment about shooting 1,000 people in the back of the head.

    No.
    You made a very disturbed comment about wanting to shoot 1,000 people in the back of the head, because they don’t vote the way you want them to.

  87. Struth Avatar

    Oh.
    That’s awkward.

    It’s not awkward at all , stupid.
    You’ve pulled this stunt before so as all comments will prove, not once did I state categorically that you were dead.
    I just hoped.

    As I said.
    You can’t blame a bloke for being optimistic.

    Go and get a booster, surely it’s time Sancho.

  88. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    JCsays:
    December 9, 2022 at 5:25 pm
    Struth says:
    December 9, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    Sancho of the skidmark returns.

    That proves everything is fine with the clot shot,….
    get your boosters everyone…..go on………go and get them.

    I dares ya.

    Sticking pins in dolls and speaking in tongues didn’t work?

    Says the pin cushion. Get out of NYC!

  89. sfw Avatar

    Re rabbits and the CSIRO dunno which gov Dept it was but around 20 years ago, some gov Dept in Vic spent $ and 7+ years testing a blackberry virus/rust before releasing it it. Then they found out it was already here. No one thought to check that before the testing .

  90. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Steve tricklersays:

    December 9, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Sancho Panzersays:
    December 9, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Have you booked the appointment for the booster?

    I know what you’re thinking. Did he have six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself.
    But I’ve got to ask myself one question: “Do I feel lucky?”
    Well, do I, punk.

    (I heard that on 6PR).

  91. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Salvatore:

    Yet another hit confirmed.
    I’m losing count of the number of bullseyes scored on this bastard this afternoon.

    It’s either 11 or 23.
    93.1 % hit rate.
    JC’s blinking like a rabbit with its balls caught on an electric fence.

  92. Gabor Avatar
    Gabor

    johanna says:
    December 9, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    Zulu, did you see my comment asking about the recovery of Mme Z? There was a nasty remark from Gabor, presumably not you.

    Later. Having a life.

    You are indeed a nasty individual.

    Quote;

    Good to hear, Zulu. Trust that her appetite is returning to normal?

    Indeed, it is.

    I said this;
    “The only indication of good health is a good appetite.”
    WTF is nasty about it?
    You are despicable.

  93. calli Avatar
    calli

    testing a blackberry virus/rust before releasing it it.

    Fabulous. Blackberry is part of the “rose” family. You know…apples, peaches, plums, strawberries and the like. You’d have to have a very specific virus that attacked only blackberry.

    And not the yummy cultivated kind either.

  94. JC Avatar

    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity says:
    December 9, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    I highlighted that very disturbed comment about shooting 1,000 people in the back of the head.

    No.
    You made a very disturbed comment about wanting to shoot 1,000 people in the back of the head, because they don’t vote the way you want them to.

    What a disturbed psychotic comment. Only a twisted FNQ redneck would attribute Winstron’s comment to me. That’s a good example why the pub was taken off him. Banks had enough.

  95. Struth Avatar

    Now think about behaviour folks.
    Is Sancho trying to state that because he is not dead yet, that the jab is safe for you?

    Is that his reason for the theatre?
    Who is he really working for?

    He’ll most likely be gone within that 4 year window, as many thousands are now departing this earth due to the jab……everyweek, and two thousand or so a month in Australia alone.

  96. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    UnZed officially a totalitarian state

    Wow, how bad does that look. They had their own donors lined up but the state couldn’t take that. Wonder if they had been of a certain religion if there would have been so much resistance? Horseface wearing hijabs & all that…

    Another observation, 2 of the cops. Metro FOT with the beard rolling his eye and the commander chopping back were probably not suited for such a high emotion situation. The others handled it well, if you have too thin a skin against taking flak for removing a child in these circumstances then you shouldn’t be there.

    Personally were me the doctors BMW/Merc/Tesla would be covered in red paint mixed with acid now. The couple were right, no one negotiated in good faith by the looks.

  97. Makka Avatar
    Makka

    Love is love;

    Dean of Students Brags About Bringing in LGBTQ+ Health Center to Teach “Queer Sex” to Minors

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvLVJaKN28k&ab_channel=ProjectVeritas

  98. JC Avatar

    Robert Sewell says:
    December 9, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Salvatore:

    Yet another hit confirmed.
    I’m losing count of the number of bullseyes scored on this bastard this afternoon.

    It’s either 11 or 23.
    93.1 % hit rate.
    JC’s blinking like a rabbit with its balls caught on an electric fence.

    Oh yes.
    Winstron Sith says

    All I can say is that which I’ve quoted from Taxicab Depressions :
    “These people are playing with matches… I don’t think they understand the scope and scale of the wildfire they are flirting with. They are fucking around with a civil war that could last a decade and cause millions of deaths… and the sad truth is that 95% of the problems we have in this country could be solved tomorrow, by noon… simply by dragging 1000 people out in the street and shooting them in the fucking head.”

  99. Mater Avatar
    Mater

    Fabulous. Blackberry is part of the “rose” family. You know…apples, peaches, plums, strawberries and the like. You’d have to have a very specific virus that attacked only blackberry.

    They could rush the testing and give it provisional approval.
    What could go wrong?

  100. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Moley
    The hole in your argument is that the lockdown idiocy started a year before vaccines were available.
    I’m not arguing that a great deal of money wasn’t wasted.
    A claim was made regarding the relative cost per dose of a trad flu or an mrna based vaccine.
    Everything else has been a dragged in red herring.

  101. Struth Avatar

    “Do I feel lucky?”
    Well, do I, punk.

    What’s Sancho saying?

    The jab is fine?

    He won’t ever come out with a direct stance on anything…he just wants to be the Sancho Panza from Don Quixote , but he’s not that good.

    Go and get a booster Sancho.

    Or don’t get one and tell us you have had it……how will we know?
    Full of piss and wind.

  102. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    What a disturbed psychotic comment. Only a twisted FNQ redneck would attribute Winstron’s comment to me. That’s a good example why the pub was taken off him. Banks had enough.

    Going for full Goon show standard of meaningless waffle, in an attempt to cover the humiliation.
    It seems the bullseyes were greater than 93% accuracy.

    Well done Robert Sewell.

  103. Robert Sewell Avatar

    OK, I’ll give JC an opportunity to get his heart rate and blood pressure down – I’m off to the pub for a couple of XXXX Schooners.
    Bye, O’Dickless.

  104. m0nty Avatar

    The point of quoting that Musk tweet – for those who are so dumb that they need it explained to them as if they are a four-year-old – is that Musk has arrived at exactly the same moderation policy as what Twitter was operating previously. You lot are fine with that because you think he will let through the fascist stuff now. You have no principles at all.

  105. m0nty Avatar

    Hey Sanchez, good to see you back. Heard any good jokes while you were away? There’s this new bloke and he posts turgid rubbish from 1970s joke books, just terrible. Entertain us.

  106. JC Avatar

    Going for full Goon show standard of meaningless waffle, in an attempt to cover the humiliation.
    It seems the bullseyes were greater than 93% accuracy.

    Well done Robert Sewell.

    Of course Driller supports Turtlehead’s comment about shooting 1000 people in the back of the head. He’s come on here threatening to shoot banking staff as they refused to lend him anymore money.

  107. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    War is Peace
    Freedom is Slavery
    Ignorance is Strength
    What Monty said last week is old hat.
    What Monty says this week is the new hotness.

    (Btw good to see you back Sancho.)

  108. Struth Avatar

    You’ve got a fan Sancho……Monty.

  109. Struth Avatar

    is that Musk has arrived at exactly the same moderation policy as what Twitter was operating previously.

    Then why are the left in tears?

  110. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Sancho Panzersays:
    December 9, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Good memory. I haven’t listed to 6PR in years.

    Go book your booster shot. How many jabs C-19 have been injected into your arm?

    Me = Zero.
    You = What ever they tell me too. I watched a TV advertisement with Eddie McGuire and he said what to do…. get the jab, get the jab, get the jab…get the jab.

    Bought and paid for from Pfizer.

    F- head.

  111. dopey Avatar
    dopey

    Windschuttle did write the third book, on the stolen generations. Vol 2 is still to come.

  112. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    He’s come on here threatening to shoot banking staff as they refused to lend him anymore money.

    Was it “if only I could shoot one thousand”
    Or is it just things that never happened: “stories Shantaram tells to us”

    Gee, that’s a hard one.

    Just keep sitting on that electric fence.

  113. m0nty Avatar

    Then why are the left in tears?

    The left are rolling their eyes at the melodrama. Twitter Applies Content Moderation Policy, film at 11. Yawn.

  114. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    It’s night shift but the sun is shining? What gives? This is worse than the cricket.

  115. Makka Avatar
    Makka

    that Musk has arrived at exactly the same moderation policy as what Twitter was operating previously

    I’ll dumb it down for you mOron, as I know you are mentally deficient. Especially in the ways of the real (as opposed to fantasy) world.

    There is a world of difference between the outcomes desired in a stated “policy” and the manner in which that “policy” is enforced , deployed and acted on by it’s administrators. This means numpty, that any one policy can and does have myriad different outcomes in reality, no matter what it states. The difference here is there is a new and far more trustworthy administrator of that policy with a lot of his own skin in the game. And, he seems to be pissing off all the right people. Including drooling fkwits such as you.

  116. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    I’m off to the pub for a couple of XXXX Schooners.

    What is this beverage of which you speak?

  117. JC Avatar

    Brevik and Paddock meet up.

  118. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    that Musk has arrived at exactly the same moderation policy as what Twitter was operating previously

    Huh? Musk is blocking, shadowbanning, search banning, trend banning, & deleting accounts of anybody to the right of political centre, while allowing child pron, child trafficking, promotion of violence & organising of insurrection?

    No. Musk has not arrived at the same moderation policy.

  119. Struth Avatar

    The left are rolling their eyes at the melodrama. Twitter Applies Content Moderation Policy, film at 11. Yawn.

    The left are chucking a hissy fit and leaving twitter.
    Or declaring they will….you know like when they are going to leave America if Trump gets in, yet don’t when he does.
    Pathetic, lying, children.

  120. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Brevik and Paddock meet up.

    Yep, they’re both called “Shantaram”

  121. Joanna Avatar
    Joanna

    I’ve just googled who the Australian cricket vice-captain is (thinking it was Travis Head).
    The very first result tells me it is Alyssa Healy.
    I’m so tired of this femmo-crap. Womens sport is irrelevant, no matter how much big-tech tries to push it.

  122. Struth Avatar

    Poor Panzy is off trying to find a comment where I state categorically that he died.

  123. calli Avatar
    calli

    What could go wrong?

    Yes, Mater. The thought crossed my mind.

  124. m0nty Avatar

    Huh? Musk is blocking, shadowbanning, search banning, trend banning, & deleting accounts of anybody to the right of political centre, while allowing child pron, child trafficking, promotion of violence & organising of insurrection?

    No. Musk has not arrived at the same moderation policy.

    This is my point. It is the same policy, probably using the exact same software… but it’s just being applied to different people.

    You lot are not standing on any sort of principle about free speech or liberty. You want to stifle speech. It’s all about power.

  125. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Windschuttle did write the third book, on the stolen generations. Vol 2 is still to come.

    Any idea of when? After the series of articles he wrote in “Quadrant on the subject, it would be sure to raise considerable controversy…

  126. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    This is my point. It is the same policy

    No it is not.
    You could benefit from obtaining a hardback copy of the Oxford Dictionary.
    Policy & Procedure are most definitely not the same thing.

  127. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    You lot are not standing on any sort of principle about free speech or liberty. You want to stifle speech. It’s all about power.

    What a stupid comment.

  128. Makka Avatar
    Makka

    while allowing child pron, child trafficking, promotion of violence & organising of insurrection?

    This is what has really upset mOron and the left. They had such a sweet little deal going with @Jack. Zero oversight or critique, out in plain view where their perversions could be showcased as “normal” behavior. Let’s be inclusive, the rainbow world of LGBTQI creeps and above all equality. These deviants must have equality with normies, eh mOron.

    “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”

  129. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Get out of NYC, JC.

    Pack up everything . Do it!

  130. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    m0ntysays:
    December 9, 2022 at 5:45 pm
    The point of quoting that Musk tweet – for those who are so dumb that they need it explained to them as if they are a four-year-old – is that Musk has arrived at exactly the same moderation policy as what Twitter was operating previously. You lot are fine with that because you think he will let through the fascist stuff now. You have no principles at all.

    I hesitate to point this out, but you were fine with the previous policy, because it let all the fascist leftard stuff through. It seems that you also have no principles at all, but we already knew that.

    PS, intriguing that you seem to think that the fascist leftard stuff will all be blocked, yet from my brief following of links, there seems still to be a lot of it on Twatter.

  131. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity are to investigate the conduct of ACT police involved in the Higgins case.

    Given their remit, which is to investigate corruption in Federal agencies, this would seem to be a massive over-reaction.

  132. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    I hope Sancho Panzy is still alive.
    So the truth can smack him in the face as well.
    Dying now gets him out of it too easily.”

    psycho

  133. calli Avatar
    calli

    Gripe of the Day. I’m tired of Colesworths selling me avocados that have been frozen in transit. They look okay, and like grenades when you buy them – allowing them to ripen in the bowl.

    Cut them and they’re brown, pitted and disgusting. I know what the theiving buggers are doing.

    Lift your game you robbers!

  134. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    You lot are not standing on any sort of principle about free speech or liberty. You want to stifle speech. It’s all about power.

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most principle free of all? Why, it’s m0nty=fa! Who has long wants to stifle speech he doesn’t like, but squeals when the slightest restriction is placed on, for example, child sex exploitation material.

  135. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    You lot are not standing on any sort of principle about free speech or liberty. You want to stifle speech. It’s all about power.

    Your lot loves violence and intimidation of political opponents. Your lot loves inserting a P into the alphabet soup.
    Your lot loves police arresting pregnant women in their homes. Your lot loves to give pretence to the Constitution while openly trashing it.
    Your lot loves slogans like defund the police yet are the first to cry when shit goes down.
    Your lot makes martyrs of people like George Floyd yet cheer when teenagers get run over.
    Fucking despicable

  136. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Energy woes? Aren’t renewables were too cheap to meter?

    Albanese announces ‘extraordinary measures’ to combat energy woes (Sky News, 9 Dec)

    Speaking from Kirribilli House in Sydney, Mr Albanese said he was “pleased” to announce the agreement with his state and territory counterparts.

    “Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. And we know with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, what we’ve seen is a massive increase in global energy prices,” he said.

    “And because of Australia not investing in enough of our own energy assets, what we have is a vulnerability to those international price movements, and that’s placing pressure on businesses here but also on households going forward.”

    Well he’s got that last bit right, we haven’t built a decent 24/7 power plant for decades. Instead we’ve been dynamiting them. But somehow I don’t think that is what he means.

  137. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Bummer I should edit before I post. Btw every time a Cat calls him Luigi the Unbelievable I crack up.

  138. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    The hole in your argument is that the lockdown idiocy started a year before vaccines were available.
    I’m not arguing that a great deal of money wasn’t wasted.

    And many thousands of people dies miserable, alone or had diagnosis missed to “Save the NHS”/health system etc.
    There was NEVER any justification for the lockdowns.
    It was considered in the original pandemic plan 2019 as costly, unsustainable and likely to cause… pretty well all the shit it has.

    But keep pushing the vaxes, even though it was
    A: Stupid
    B: Damaging
    C: Violated medical integrity of peoples bodies
    D: sticking people on a subscription model of treatment.

  139. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Typical of current western society:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnBUat_1t80

  140. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    There was NEVER any justification for the lockdowns.

    Dunno what is anybody’s problem with lockdowns.
    They were only two weeks. To flatten the curve a bit.

    That’s all. We were all in it together anyway, so the pain & cost was socialised across all of society.

  141. Speedbox Avatar
    Speedbox

    cohenite says:
    December 9, 2022 at 4:32 pm
    The Tasmanian aborigines were known as the Murrayians, originated from Japan, were genetically related to the Ainu, and were driven from the mainland by the 3rd wave, the Carpentarians, who were the Vedda people from Sri Lanka. It’s only fair though since the Murrayians wiped out the first ones to reach Australia 47ooo years ago, the little guys who were called the Negritos.

    Can you put a timeline to that for context. The Negritos arrived ~47,000 years ago followed by the Murrayians (when?) followed by the Carpentarians (when?).

  142. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    Get out of NYC, JC.

    Pack up everything . Do it!

    And move to Victoria!

    /actually dont, I dont think the place is real, its more like a warning story for the rest of the world.

  143. calli Avatar
    calli

    If we’re all in a pugnacious mood, I want an avocado war.

    You know it makes sense. 😀

  144. m0nty Avatar
    m0nty

    Sally, were you angered only by the Twitter Files exposing the fact that Twitter had content moderation software tools… or just angry that they were used on people you support? If the former, you have principle. If the latter, you do not.

  145. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Gripe of the Day. I’m tired of Colesworths selling me avocados that have been frozen in transit.

    I wouldn’t buy fruit and veg from Colesworths if they were the last vendor on the face of the Earth. Used to go to some Vietnamese guys after they shut the dive markets (which incidentally now includes a Colesworths and Target). Usually get my stonefruit at the farmers market which really just resells wholesale market stuff. A few growers I think.

  146. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    The point of quoting that Musk tweet – for those who are so dumb that they need it explained to them as if they are a four-year-old – is that Musk has arrived at exactly the same moderation policy as what Twitter was operating previously. You lot are fine with that because you think he will let through the fascist stuff now. You have no principles at all.

    Bullshit dickless. The old equivalence thing that leftie dick-free shitheads do. I could explain the difference but it would be like explaining the difference between joe and Trump. It’s simple and self evident, overwhelmingly so, like the difference between a pile of rancid dog-shit and Mt Everest, or Tulsi and Pelosi but your dick free ego can’t accept it. It’s just impossible; without a dick, even if you have a big brain, it’s useless.

  147. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Sally, were you angered only by the Twitter Files exposing the fact that Twitter had content moderation software tools… or just angry that they were used on people you support? If the former, you have principle. If the latter, you do not.

    What a stupid comment.
    From a stupid person.

    The Twitter files exposed pure evil by Twitter staff & management, suppression of not only free expression, but suppression of information, and suppression of political information.
    Furthermore it was revealed that Twitter was aiming to influence elections.

    If all of that is not reprehensible to you, then you indisputably have no principles.

  148. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Whatever.
    It was and still is political issue with lockdowns and mandates.
    I have never ‘pushed’ the vaccines, just take exception to the egregious, relentless and often completely stupid vaccine scaremongering.
    I couldn’t care less if anyone here takes them or not.

  149. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Teenager charged with murder of pregnant Perth mother to remain behind bars
    Rebecca Peppiatt
    By Rebecca Peppiatt
    December 9, 2022 — 3.12pm

    A teenager who allegedly threw a piece of concrete through a car window, hitting and killing Perth mother Diane Miller, will remain behind bars after appearing in court on Friday.

    The 17-year-old appeared briefly in Perth’s Children’s Court via video link from Banksia Hill Detention Centre on a bail application, having originally been charged with grievous bodily harm following the alleged attack on the pregnant woman on November 29.

    That bail application was retracted on Friday after his charges were upgraded to murder following Miller’s death on December 2.

    The teenager spoke only to confirm that he understood the charges that were laid before him.

    Miller, 30, was attacked at Waterford Plaza Shopping Centre carpark during an incident police described as “senseless, unprovoked violence”.

    She died in hospital after spending three days on life support. Her unborn child did not survive.

    The Noongar woman was five months pregnant, and has an eight-month-old son.

    “Everyone’s destroyed,” her brother Malcolm Clifton told NITV News outside the hospital after her death.

    “We just lost our world … the baby passed away too.”

    Police allege there was an argument involving a group of teenagers and Ms Miller’s partner, who was driving the car.

    Members of the public tried to resuscitate Miller before an ambulance arrived.

    The teenage boy was remanded in custody and is due to return to court on January 23.

    There are no torchlight rallies that there were after Cassius Turvey was murdered……

  150. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    Confirming what is known by anybody who has met a lefty male; they become right wingers if testosterone is added.

    This will be no surprise to anybody, including lefty males.

  151. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Can you put a timeline to that for context. The Negritos arrived ~47,000 years ago followed by the Murrayians (when?) followed by the Carpentarians (when?).

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312577659_Humans_rather_than_climate_the_primary_cause_of_Pleistocene_megafaunal_extinction_in_Australia

    There were three major waves of migration of quite different ancient people who came to the Australian continent from southeast Asia. More than 40,000 years ago, when sea levels were much lower and Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania comprised one landmass, called Sahul, the first to arrive were a slightly-built people of pygmoid stature with dark skin and very frizzy hair. They were Negritos (named after the Spanish “little negro”), and they provided the initial population for the whole of this Greater Australia. About 20,000 years ago, a second type of people arrived from Asia. These newcomers, called Murrayians, were comparatively lightly skinned, wavy-haired, stocky in build, with a lot of body hair. They drove the Negritos before them until the latter retreated to the highlands of New Guinea, the rainforests of North Queensland and to then ice-capped Tasmania. The Murrayians became the dominant population on the east coast of Australia, and the open grasslands and parklands of the south and west of the continent. Then, about 15,000 years ago, a third wave of hunter-gatherers arrived. They were comparatively tall, straight-haired and dark skinned, with very little body hair. Named Carpentarians, they colonised northern and central Australia.

    Also Manning Clark, pp 1-3.

  152. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    “And because of Australia not investing in enough of our own energy assets, what we have is a vulnerability to those international price movements…”

    Note the verbal sleight of hand there from The Amazing Albanese.

  153. Dr Faustus Avatar
    Dr Faustus

    I’m off to the pub for a couple of XXXX Schooners.

    What is this beverage of which you speak?

    AA approved conversion therapy.
    Two schooners of Milton Milk down your neck would be enough to make anyone swear off the silly sauce.

  154. Speedbox Avatar
    Speedbox

    Ta.

  155. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    I wouldn’t buy fruit and veg from Colesworths if they were the last vendor on the face of the Earth.

    I was going to say…calli, are there no local vendors of produce in your area?

  156. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    There are no torchlight rallies that there were after Cassius Turvey was murdered……

    Post colonial trauma suggests the probability of someone else getting a concrete block to the head might be too high. One suspects the police observation of “senseless, unprovoked violence” might not fully correspond with actual events.

  157. JMH Avatar
    JMH

    Sancho @ 5.34 pm

    (I heard that on 6PR).

    Of course you did.

  158. m0nty Avatar
    m0nty

    The Twitter files exposed pure evil by Twitter staff & management, suppression of not only free expression, but suppression of information, and suppression of political information.
    Furthermore it was revealed that Twitter was aiming to influence elections.

    This is what I was referring to re melodrama. Geez, have some lunch with your mayo.

    The only content which has been confirmed as suppressed here is Hunter Biden dick pics. They shadowbanned links to that NY Post story… for one day, several weeks before the election. Then they lifted it, and it probably got more coverage than it would have just because they banned it for a day.

    Twitter is not the reason Trump lost the election. He lost because he is a loser. He got lucky once, and he has been losing ever since.

  159. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Two schooners of Milton Milk down your neck would be enough to make anyone swear off the silly sauce.

    That’s why pubs always serve it ice cold – so you can’t taste it.

  160. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    I couldn’t care less if anyone here takes them or not.

    Nice to have the option,
    Lots of people who did care, some quite deeply, werent given that option.

    Due to a collusion between Politicians and Parma companies whom you now consider honest brokers for information … because???

  161. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    (Updating Gideon J. Tucker)

    Albanese announces ‘extraordinary measures’ to combat energy woes
    The Prime Minister unveiled the “constructive” plan to address soaring power bills after Friday’s National Cabinet meeting.

    No man’s liberty, property, life, immune system, or power bills are safe while the National Cabinet is in session.

    You can be assured that Emperor Albotine will lay down these emergency powers as soon as the present crisis has abated.

  162. Jorge Avatar
    Jorge

    SBS News very, very careful about pronouns when reporting on the Brittney prisoner exchange in Russia. It’s all ‘ she’ and ‘her’.

    Then they get to the arrival back in the States and we suddenly hear ‘his’ wife is waiting for ‘him’ and see a pic of bloke with a porn star ‘tach behind the airport glass.

    Wish they’d make up their minds.

  163. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    The only content which has been confirmed as suppressed here is Hunter Biden dick pics.

    Classic trolling by dickless. I gave details of what was really suppressed on hunter’s laptop but dickless ignores, waits and regurgitates. Lefties are like germs or viruses.

  164. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    I have always been wary of Big Parma. Those Ingham breasts, “If they’re too good to be real …”.

  165. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    rosiesays:
    December 9, 2022 at 6:37 pm
    Whatever.
    It was and still is political issue with lockdowns and mandates.
    I have never ‘pushed’ the vaccines, just take exception to the egregious, relentless and often completely stupid vaccine scaremongering.
    I couldn’t care less if anyone here takes them or not.

    The f-wit continues to comment.

  166. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Just got phoned by a robot from some mob called URG, about “state politics in my local area”.
    Do I detect an election rapidly approaching?
    “Bye”, said I, as I hung up.

  167. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    This is fine…
    https://pjmedia.com/columns/paula-bolyard/2022/12/08/breaking-new-twitter-files-dump-exposes-blacklists-secret-cabal-censoring-high-profile-conservatives-n1652131

    Weiss pointed out that “Twitter denied that it does such things. In 2018, Twitter’s Vijaya Gadde (then Head of Legal Policy and Trust) and Kayvon Beykpour (Head of Product) said: ‘We do not shadow ban.’ They added: ‘And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology.’”

    “What many people call ‘shadow banning,’ Twitter executives and employees call ‘Visibility Filtering’ or ‘VF.’ Multiple high-level sources confirmed its meaning,” Weiss explained. One Twitter employee said, “Think about visibility filtering as being a way for us to suppress what people see to different levels. It’s a very powerful tool.”

    The platform used VF to “block searches of individual users; to limit the scope of a particular tweet’s discoverability; to block select users’ posts from ever appearing on the ‘trending’ page; and from inclusion in hashtag searches.”

    meanwhile.
    https://twitter.com/jack/status/1022662121379647488

    What Im really looking forward to is the amazing discovery Kevin Rudds 300,000 + followers were actually Phillip Addams, his cat and a couple of his staffers.

  168. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    Sancho Panzersays:
    December 9, 2022 at 5:10 pm
    Air hellair!!!

    Welcome back! The bonhomie has been missed!

  169. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    I wonder if they will get around to reviewing this “polifact”?
    https://www.politifact.com/article/2018/jul/26/shadow-banning-did-twitter-try-boost-dems-and-hurt/

  170. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    rosie ,will be up to jab number 10 before the she wakes up.

    Marianne Faithfull – Truth, Bitter Truth

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCXj0hayTjY

  171. Big_Nambas Avatar
    Big_Nambas

    So Australia, bend over and spread em! Labor are reducing power prices by $230.00 next year, but the price increase next year will still be on average 46.5%.
    You elected them, now reap the benefits, suckers!

  172. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

    The only content which has been confirmed as suppressed here is Hunter Biden dick pics.

    You won’t put up any actual money that nothing else was suppressed.
    Case. Closed.

  173. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    Luigi the Unbelievable is such a descriptive name. Elbow is so matey as to be ghay. Something on the ABCLiars channel.

  174. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Deputy Opposition Leader Sussan Ley told Channel 7 earlier any reduction in power bills would come too late for families struggling to stay afloat this Christmas.

    “All Australians want for Christmas is a reduction in their power bills. But here we are, on a Friday leading into Christmas and it seems so chaotic between the federal and state governments with no real plan,” she said.

    “Please Prime Minister, come out of today’s meeting – this is the test – give us the plan that gives us the confidence that this is not one of your broken promises.”

    100% correct.
    6 months after an Election win, with a 19 Seat majority, and Labor are looking like the Whitlam Government in mid 1974.
    And all it took was constant reminder that Albanese’s promise to reduce household Power Bills by $280 was an uncosted lie.
    Here’s another lie that Albanese told his own Electorate to hold on to his Inner Sydney Seat:
    We’re bringing Julian Assange home.
    So, what action has he taken to bring Assange home?
    None, he won’t even speak to the protesters that meet outside his Electoral Office every Thursday at 11:00 am.
    By the way:

    ‘REFLECTING ON ASSANGE’S FREEDOM Demonstration’ (on International Human Rights Day).
    Saturday 10th December 2022 at 11am
    Outside the office of Aust P.M Anthony Albanese : 334a Marrickville Rd, Marrickville. NSW

  175. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    Ed-Mong
    Hows your prediction of Morriswine romping it in going?

  176. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Indolentsays:
    December 9, 2022 at 6:36 pm
    Democrats Who See Life As A Problem See Death As Its Solution

    They should be encouraged to follow their beliefs.

  177. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupiditysays:
    December 9, 2022 at 6:39 pm
    Confirming what is known by anybody who has met a lefty male; they become right wingers if testosterone is added.

    This will be no surprise to anybody, including lefty males.

    This explains why m0nty=fa remains a leftard.

  178. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    why have hospitals at all? Just let the sick die

    stupid man

    … even the ancients knew that the ferry-man must be paid

  179. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    The only content which has been confirmed as suppressed here is Hunter Biden dick pics.

    monty=fa remains blind to the intervention of the former FBI lawyer Baker in the release process. What did he remove from the released material to get him sacked summarily? m0nty=fa doesn’t care, as long as he can dream of dick pics.

  180. thefrollickingmole Avatar
    thefrollickingmole

    Luigi the unbeliveable.

    Anyone else get KBW’s “the great Roberto” playing as his theme sone?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN6OmOvQqNA

    I was there the day the great Luigi thrilled the crowd,
    The kids all shit the women screamed the men said ‘fuck’ out loud,
    Luigi fuckin’ bullshit it was Greenies fuckin’ about,
    ‘Cause I was there the day the great Luigi thrilled the crowd.
    ….

    “I’m the great Luigi come a to show for you my act”,
    And I thought shit you fuckin’ rat bag Luigi what you up to now?
    As he asked the boss to go and build a hundred wind towers,
    And for just a hundred billion dollars he’d perform his famous act,
    A baseload power’ swallow dive into a concrete slab,
    The electorate’s mouth flocked open and they said, “Mate if you’re for real,
    And you do what you say you can then you got a fuckin’ deal”,
    And the Libs stood there fumin’ ’cause he had an act like that,
    Except his baseload dived into a water tank not a fuckin’ concrete slab,
    And Luigi saw the Libs spewin’ but he couldn’t give a fuck,
    “Mr. Morriswine you can help me, you can mix the funding up,
    And when you pour it into grifters pockets make sure you spread it well,
    Just in case the Luigi miss haha don’t want to hurt myself, haha”.

  181. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    m0nty says: December 9, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    The only content which has been confirmed as suppressed here is Hunter Biden dick pics.

    It is day 838 of the Hunter Biden laptop story suppression story, and m0nty is still hog-wild.

  182. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    The left are frightened of facts.

    they don’t do facts.

    making shit up is ‘progress’

  183. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Struthsays:

    December 9, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Oh.
    That’s awkward.

    It’s not awkward at all , stupid.
    You’ve pulled this stunt before so as all comments will prove, not once did I state categorically that you were dead.
    I just hoped.

    This.
    From the flinty-eyed patriot who claims his sole purpose is the defence of his countrymen.

  184. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    Bullseye confirmed

    what?
    no
    it really isn’t that JC is a stalking, doxxing and malevolent piece of shit at all

    … upticks are manipulated

  185. Pedro the Loafer Avatar
    Pedro the Loafer

    Twiggy Forrest’s Fortescue and Rio Tinto are having talks about collaborating on green hydrogen projects.

    This, despite Rio’s own Chief Scientist (I know!) came out with this statement:

    “At the moment, though, hydrogen is very expensive and will require a technological breakthrough to be economically viable,” he said.

    “There will be very high-power requirements to generate sufficient hydrogen to meet future demands. However, the supple chain to deliver green hydrogen is not yet well established and it will take time before it will be a material contributor to decarbonisation.

    “Hydrogen will also be impacted by leakage from storage and transport facilities – an estimated one per cent per day is lost when stored in liquid form. Competitive green hydrogen requires very low-cost renewable electricity at scale. It also needs lower capital costs.

    “Hydrogen has a global warming potential 5­–16 times that of carbon dioxide over 100 years. Therefore, our intention is to consume hydrogen close to its point of generation.”

    On that note, I am off to the pub to lean on the bar, drink beer and talk about wheat yields, rainfall and what a pack of drongos are representing Australia at the Test cricket.

    I may be some time………

  186. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    9 comments until the page turn (8 after this one).

    The last 10 comments before page turn frequently suffer the indignation of never being read.
    We could just post a countdown here to fill out the dead space until the turn.
    It’s almost a community service.

  187. Pedro the Loafer Avatar
    Pedro the Loafer

    Nearly forgot, Rio’s Chief Scientist is one Nigel Steward.

    Probably lining up at Centrelink as we speak.

  188. m0nty Avatar

    I gave details of what was really suppressed on hunter’s laptop

    Twitter suppressed links to one NY Post story for one day. And it wasn’t that one IIRC.

    Face it, the Hunter story got a decent run in the press but it just wasn’t credible and it didn’t have enough evidence of any wrongdoing. Okay, so Hunter met with obscure third world pols to talk about deals that may or may not have gone through. Big whoop. It was hardly Stormy Daniels level. If the existence of dodgy brothers and sons were disqualifying, no Bushes would have been elected.

    You managed to ratfsck one election with complete bullshit, you couldn’t do it again, wah wah too bad so sad. Cry more, losers.

  189. dover0beach Avatar

    were you angered only by the Twitter Files exposing the fact that Twitter had content moderation software tools… or just angry that they were used on people you support? If the former, you have principle. If the latter, you do not.

    What a ridiculous statement. The former doesn’t exclude the latter but your intent here is simply to avoid that Twitter executives lied to Congress and their users about shadow-banning, and they targeted particular accounts for ideological and political reasons. I’m not opposed to content moderation that simply removes porn, incitement, or the like from the platform.

  190. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Steve tricklersays:

    December 9, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Sancho Panzersays:
    December 9, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Good memory. I haven’t listed to 6PR in years.

    Go book your booster shot. How many jabs C-19 have been injected into your arm?

    I am not sure why it bothers you so.
    As I say, I’ve lost count.
    Could be six.
    Might be seven.
    Definitely more than five.

  191. Farmer Gez Avatar
    Farmer Gez

    Meghan’s on again and selling Fig Jam.

  192. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    m0ntysays:

    December 9, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    Hey Sanchez, good to see you back.

    I’d rather you didn’t if it’s all the same to you.

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