Open Thread – Weekend 10 Dec 2022


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Megan
Megan
December 12, 2022 6:34 am

Sadly, i fear the fact that it is Andrew Bolt presenting an absolutely clear and correct argument on behalf of Australian taxpayers re Brit’s compo claim, will ensure Albosleazy will approve the cheque as quickly as he can get away with it.

Not that it will save Brit from the consequences of ripping off Australian taxpayers in this way. The sledging will be epic. But it could buy her a very comfortable buffer somewhere else on the planet.

It is a degrading insult to the effort put in by every single taxpayer to earn that money they are forced to hand over to the incompetent parasites of government.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 12, 2022 6:45 am

It is a degrading insult to the effort put in by every single taxpayer to earn that money they are forced to hand over to the incompetent parasites of government.

Bruce Lehrmann was a Senior Adviser to a Cabinet Minister at age 20, on
$ 200,000/year, only finished high school.
Does he qualify as an “incompetent parasite” on your Clown Planet?

Mater
December 12, 2022 6:45 am

I shame them by defending principles that they abandoned in their partisan fervour.

Yeah, nah.

Your Pom-Pom waving over lockdowns and coerced vaccinations throughout the last 30 months (including to suggest denying public healthcare to the unvaccinated) demonstrated your principles amply.

You absolutely are not defending any principles that I’ve supposedly abandoned. Let me assure you, I’ve never held the principles you defend. I’m not an animal, and the evil inside me is well under control.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 12, 2022 6:49 am

I can hear Cash and Reynolds squeaking
We wanna testify
Like fuck they do.
Basically, they’ve been told of a Crime and haven’t reported it.
Isn’t that what Brian Houston is on Trial for, right now?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
December 12, 2022 6:49 am

A touring ventriloquist puts on a show in a small fishing town. With his dummy on his knee, he starts going through his usual dumb blonde jokes.

Suddenly, a blonde woman in the fourth row stands on her chair and starts shouting “I’ve heard enough of your stupid blonde jokes! What makes you think you can stereotype blonde women that way? What does the colour of a woman’s hair have to do with her worth as a human being? Its men like you who keep women like me from being respected at work and in the community, and from reaching our full potential as people. Its people like you that make others think that all blondes are dumb! You and your kind continue to perpetuate discrimination against not only blondes, but women in general, pathetically all in the name of humour!”

The embarrassed ventriloquist begins to apologise but the blonde interrupts yelling “You stay out of this! I’m talking to that little shit on your lap!”

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
December 12, 2022 6:50 am

Where words fail, music speaks.

– Hans Christian Andersen

Mater
December 12, 2022 6:53 am

Hey Ed,
Give us a quick run down on the rational/evidence behind your claim that Military Officers since the 70’s represent ALP stalwarts.

Personal experience, or stories your auntie told you?

I’m just oozing with fascination.

132andBush
132andBush
December 12, 2022 6:54 am

Monty last night – again showing us he has no idea of the person he really is.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
December 12, 2022 6:59 am

The office Christmas party is nearly here, a time when my colleagues get pissed and have fun while I sit in the corner feeling lonely and desperate. Or Angela and Denise from Accounts, as they’re usually known.

A guy bought his wife a beautiful diamond ring for Christmas. After hearing about this extravagant gift, a friend of his said “I thought she wanted one of those sporty four-wheel-drive vehicles”. “She did” he replied. “But where the hell was I going to find a fake Jeep?”

Paddy says to Mick “Christmas is on a Friday this year”…. Mick says “Let’s hope it’s not the 13th”.

At dinner, a little boy was forced to lead the family into prayer. Little Boy “But I don’t know how to pray”. Dad says “Just pray for your family members, friends and neighbours, the poor, etc”. Little Boy says “Dear Lord, thank you for our visitors and their children, who finished all my cookies and ice cream. Bless them so they won’t come again. Forgive our neighbour’s son, who removed my sister’s clothes and wrestled with her on her bed. This coming Christmas, please send clothes to all those poor naked ladies on my daddy’s iPhone, and provide shelter for the homeless men who use mum’s room when daddy is at work. Amen”.

THE FOUR STAGES OF LIFE: 1. You believe in Santa Claus. 2. You don’t believe in Santa Claus. 3. You are Santa Claus. 4. You look like Santa Claus.

Mater
December 12, 2022 6:59 am

Monty last night – again showing us he has no idea of the person he really is.

Let’s hope that it is merely a lack of self-awareness.

Bluey
Bluey
December 12, 2022 7:05 am

rosiesays:
December 12, 2022 at 6:08 am
My local cafe, which I know used to pay staff off and on the books, because they handed out the cash envelopes less than subtly, have just added the dreaded efpos surcharge.
No complaints from me really, they’ve done it hard throughout covid.
I’ll just pay cash.

I went to a cafe recently, waited in the line and had exact change ready for my order when I got to the front, only to find they had a very small sign by the register saying they don’t accept cash. Card only.
I walked out, as did the lady behind me. Probably doesn’t cost them much business overall, but I wonder….
Was just looking to enjoy a simple coffee in a park and watch the world go by. Oh well, saved a couple of bucks I guess.

bespoke
bespoke
December 12, 2022 7:12 am

Efpos is a service, better to charge those who use it then those that don’t.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
December 12, 2022 7:13 am

made sure to say the earth has seen 4.5 billion years of ‘climate change’

Perhaps you could innocently ask them where the Queensland/northern NSW inland sea went. You know, the sea that hosted the recently discovered plesiosaur skeleton you add with sweetness and light in your tone.
You are the iron fist in a velvet glove. Use your superpower!

Cassie of Sydney
December 12, 2022 7:14 am

“The anti-Semitism and homophobia on display on this issue is disgraceful”

Touching to see that the fat fascist fuckwit is suddenly concerned about anti-Semitism.

pete m
pete m
December 12, 2022 7:19 am

Cash is legal tender and our Fed law says it cannot be refused, so I wonder how those “card only” signs work?

Can you also use a debit card?

sfw
sfw
December 12, 2022 7:22 am

Nobody aged twenty, no matter their background or qualifications has the experience required to advise anyone, much less gov ministers. $200,000 a year for him, I suspect he is related to or knows someone high up in the party or similar. The fact the the fool ended up in the shit just demonstrates that he has no idea of how the world works, I feel sorry for him but the fools that employed a fool at $200k are just as stupid and ignorant.

Cassie of Sydney
December 12, 2022 7:36 am

“Not that it will save Brit from the consequences of ripping off Australian taxpayers in this way. The sledging will be epic. But it could buy her a very comfortable buffer somewhere else on the planet.”

I wish but Brave Brittaneeeeeeee da Knickleress isn’t going anywhere. She’ll stay right here in Oz, along with her sinister svengali partner (who’s long been the manipulator here), and she’ll carve out a career, on our dime of course, around being “Brave Brittaneeeee”. She’s become a celebrity. I reckon she’ll be awarded AOTY in the next year or two.

More importantly, the left can’t drop her. She’s their prized victim, their poster girl to trot out in order to change our laws so that all men who are accused of rape, and particularly white men who are accused of rape, are guilty until proven innocent. From day one the Brittaneeee saga has been about two things only, the first one was to destroy the Morrison government and the second one was trashing the presumption of innocence.

will
will
December 12, 2022 7:37 am

pete msays:
December 12, 2022 at 7:19 am
Cash is legal tender and our Fed law says it cannot be refused, so I wonder how those “card only” signs work?

my rusty understanding of the Currency Act is that legal tender cannot be refused to satisfy debts. Individual transactions are another matter. I suspect I can demand that you pay me in gold, or bananas and pineapples, if that is what I require to exchange goods and services.

The definition of legal tender is also limits the use of loose change, such as using 5 cents pieces to pay a $5 account.

will
will
December 12, 2022 7:43 am

Tim Blair posted this brilliant summary overnight:

Australia, for example, used to work. It was difficult for Australia to do otherwise, given such an abundance of natural energy sources that our power prices were among the cheapest on earth.

Oil, coal, gas, nuclear … we had it all. We still have it, in fact, but we’re increasingly prohibited from drilling and mining, and we’ve never even been permitted to locally exploit our massive uranium reserves.

Instead we’ve been pushed towards renewable energy, because reducing our already tiny global carbon dioxide contribution to something even tinier is apparently going to save the planet.

As a consequence, the Labor government now plans to dish out via the states $1.5 billion in power bill rebates so energy-rich Australians can cover their energy costs.

“We were facing price rises next year of 36 per cent,” Energy Minister Chris Bowen said on Saturday, attempting to justify the rebate scheme and a plan to cap the wholesale coal and gas markets.

“That’s not acceptable,” Bowen, who would’ve fit right in during the Whitlam years, continued. “Either you intervene and you take the sting out of those price rises or you don’t.”

Interventions by green-infected governments and corporate climate activists are what caused those price rises in the first place.

Bowen believes rebates will see “real relief flow through to those who need it most”. In other words, everything is screwed up so badly that we’re now throwing tax dollars at people who’d otherwise be unable to pay their power bills.

In Australia. In a country where energy is everywhere. This is the equivalent of petrol rebates in Kuwait or ice subsidies in the Antarctic.

Speaking of petrol, we’ve now moved beyond the theory phase of electric vehicles and are meeting the reality. The cumbersome, inefficient, expensive, charmless reality.

Bowen finally has his first electric ute on the market, the Chinese-made LDV eT60. At $93,000, it costs twice as much as its diesel equivalent yet does everything worse.

But there’s apparently a waiting list, courtesy of emissions mandates for government agency fleets.

First the government devises stupid rules, then it makes you pay for them. Which means your money is sent straight to China’s communist party, owners of LDV.

Remember when Bowen posed in the US with a new-for-2022 electric Ford F-150 Lightning ute? “Range of around 500km,” Bowen gushed online. “Can tow boats and caravans and goes like you wouldn’t believe.”

Sadly, Bowen lamented, this electric miracle isn’t available here due to “poor policies”. He’s wrong, as usual. Ford doesn’t sell the Lightning here because it would be too expensive, retailing beyond $150,000.

At that price, buyers might expect their truck to perform truck-like feats. Which brings us to Bowen’s range and towing claims.

Earlier this year, US YouTuber Tyler Hoover bought a big new Lightning. In September, he hooked an empty trailer to the beast and set out on a 50km drive.

A the start of his journey, Hoover’s Ford promised 320km of range – but towing that simple, two-axle trailer absolutely killed it. After 50km, range was down to just 212km.

Worse was to come on Hoover’s return journey, with the loaded trailer now weighing 1680kg (not even half the Ford’s claimed towing capacity). That 50km jaunt consumed 145km of range.

“This truck,” Hoover says in his towing video, “can’t do normal truck things.” With such a reduced range, he explains, “you would be stopping every hour to recharge, which would take about 45 minutes a pop”.

Owners of Ford’s Lightning are now experiencing their first winter of EV trucking. As Hoover demonstrates online, cold weather also hammers the Lightning’s range. The vehicle’s user manual actually suggests turning the heater off to preserve battery charge.

Ford’s Lightning is the Chris Bowen of cars. It promises massive range. He promises $275 power bill reductions. Neither delivers.

Perhaps cars aren’t your thing, so all of this means little. Perhaps you’re more into cooking, which means you use a gas stove – infinitely superior to any electric nonsense.

Well, buckle up, kiddo, because you’re next. “A coalition of chefs, doctors, climate scientists and real estate developers have joined forces,” the ABC reported last month, “with the aim of removing gas from kitchens worldwide.

“Campaigners say in addition to heating the climate, gas stoves contribute to asthma and other health conditions.

“And that coalition thinks that if they can rid kitchens of gas, they’ll rid homes of the fossil fuel altogether.”

We’ll likely have little say otherwise. Developers have already signed up to stop putting gas appliances in new buildings by 2030.

Look around your house. Identify things that work. Prepare for them to be replaced with rubbish.

flyingduk
flyingduk
December 12, 2022 7:43 am

That is monstrously unfair, when Lehrmann has already been robbed of the chance of being found not guilty at his criminal trial.

I remember the olden days, when you were NOT GUILTY until proven otherwise….crazy times I know!

sfw
sfw
December 12, 2022 7:45 am

Here’s a look at one of the seats Labor was thought likely to lose. if the Libs and the other freedom/conservative parties had preferenced each other then the Libs would’ve got around 52% of the vote and one. The fact that all of these stupid parties preferenced to maximise their own chances rather than get their side of politics up shows how stupid and short sighted they all are. Funny how all the 1st preferences the Libs lost went to the Nationals, there’s a message there of course but Pessuto and his mates won’t see it.

https://twitter.com/KosSamaras/status/1601774411652087808/photo/1

will
will
December 12, 2022 7:46 am

Look around your house. Identify things that work. Prepare for them to be replaced with rubbish.

cue the removal of phosphates and the impending removal of microplastics from washing powder.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 12, 2022 7:50 am

m0ntysays:
December 11, 2022 at 11:21 pm
Monty can help us to understand the inherent nuance.

Roth is saying that underage kids are accessing hook up sites already, getting around existing barriers by lying about their age, so maybe it would be better to legalise it – for under-18s to only hook up with their age peers, not adults – and make it safe rather than let it run free for adult predators to roam.

In other words, he is arguing the opposite of what you say he is.

Suuuuure he is, m0nty=fa.

That’s why he was so vigorous in removing child exploitation material from Twatter. Oh, sorry, forget that ….

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 12, 2022 7:54 am

TrevorGsays:
December 11, 2022 at 11:31 pm
m0nty says:
December 11, 2022 at 11:21 pm

Roth is saying that underage kids are accessing hook up sites already, getting around existing barriers by lying about their age, so maybe it would be better to legalise it –

for under-18s to only hook up with their age peers, not adults – and make it safe rather than let it run free for adult predators to roam.

It doesn’t make sense, what’s stopping the adults to lie about their age to lure kids?
Same as kids do now.

Look, Trevor, it’s only the first draft of the leftard response, you can’t expect logic, just a smokescreen.

m0nty=fa, as a loyal foot soldier of the fascist left, is just following orders when he posts this rubbish.

bespoke
bespoke
December 12, 2022 7:54 am

“Campaigners say in addition to heating the climate, gas stoves contribute to asthma and other health conditions.

Negligible compared to wood and cow dung.

calli
calli
December 12, 2022 7:59 am

claiming the stress of a retrial could kill Higgins

Are we talking heart attack here?

Nooooo. This is simply a deceitful way of saying that Higgins has threatened suicide should she be put under any more pressure.

Again, Blazing Saddles comes to mind.

will
will
December 12, 2022 8:02 am

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
December 11, 2022 at 6:22 pm
Sorry Cats I hope you don’t mind me nailing Monty to the floor. Sometimes he annoys me.

only sometimes?

sfw
sfw
December 12, 2022 8:05 am

“52% of the vote and one”, Won of course, I can’t spell it seems.

A couple of books that made me a conservationist in my teens.

‘The Great Extermination” by AJ Marshall, well written overview of the massive hunting of native animals from settlement. There was money to be made and lots of animals with great skins and understandably the took advantage of it. I remember the chapter on saltwater crocs well, they were almost hunted to extinction, looking back now I think it’s a pity they weren’t.

‘Silent Spring’, again it scared the crap out of me and most of those who read it. Later I came to understand the weakness of her thesis.

Anyway I joined the newly formed ACF, met some great people most of whom loved the bush and the country and just wanted things to settle down and minimise the damage done to the flora and fauna. Wasn’t long till it was overrun by people who had different goals and they’ve never stopped since. I only lasted a couple of years with them.

Now the top of Australia is chockers full of crocs, places where you could safely swim and fish in the early seventies are just no go zones now. The process continues, their latest victory is Mt Warning.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 12, 2022 8:06 am

Ed Casesays:
December 12, 2022 at 6:45 am
It is a degrading insult to the effort put in by every single taxpayer to earn that money they are forced to hand over to the incompetent parasites of government.

Bruce Lehrmann was a Senior Adviser to a Cabinet Minister at age 20, on
$ 200,000/year, only finished high school.
Does he qualify as an “incompetent parasite” on your Clown Planet?

He may well be an “incompetent parasite”, but he is still entitled to the presumption of innocence in relation to the rape claim. If he can’t get his day in court, then Mizzz Knickerless is not entitled to get compensation without having a day in court.

Indolent
Indolent
December 12, 2022 8:07 am
struth
struth
December 12, 2022 8:08 am

Tick tick tick…..
Where’s choo choo?

Think about how sad it is when you can tell a mile away that it’s not rex anger himself yet you say nothing.
What we have just witnessed is something beyond sad.
Just a word of warning to the sockster.
I know exactly the area choo choo claimed to work and what is there around Freo.
I know exactly what choo choo said during the trains versus truck debates and know his style as plain as people know mine.
Which isn’t what we have seen “return”.
It will be an absolute pleasure to take this on once I get some time.
What utter admittance of failure that reeks of desperation.
Meanwhile on this site the evil Rosie wants proof that injecting babies with the poison jab harms them.
Yet requires no proof that covid is not just a cold or that covid doesn’t effect kids anyway. …so why jab them at all.
I suppose if those babies die from the jab in their 30s or can’t reproduce. …that’s fine with her because they didn’t die immediately from a blood clot.
That you tolerate her evil here says so much about denialism.
A fucking sick bitch.
And going to the lengths of pretending choo choo is back is fucking sick as well.

bespoke
bespoke
December 12, 2022 8:12 am

It is Rex ya crybully denialist.

shatterzzz
December 12, 2022 8:13 am

has the experience required to advise anyone, much less gov ministers. $200,000 a year

Ministerial advisors are not there for any expertise or experience but as a familial reward to party “faithful” & hangers-on .. coughin’ up decent money is no hardship when it ain’t yours to begin with!
Add to that that the “average” minister isn’t any better qualified for their big bucks bonanza and it’s just a merry-go-round of OAP money .. troughin’ 101 ..
After all, in the real world Bowen would need help filling out a “dole” form …

calli
calli
December 12, 2022 8:15 am

For those who don’t know what I’m referring to…from around the 3 min mark.

Man, you are soooo talented. And they are sooooo dumb. 😀

sfw
sfw
December 12, 2022 8:18 am

Re the bloke on $350k a year and can’t afford a house. Something wrong there, for a million he can get a pretty good place in a reasonable area, that would be only three times his annual income, I think the median in Australia is ten times (which is insane). Apparently his missus works too so at least another $50k there. He could do what many of us did, buy the crappiest house in the best area you can afford and spend a lot of your spare time and money on fixing it up.

Sounds like he hasn’t got a deposit, and on that sort of money and aged 43 he should’ve a pretty big deposit saved, even so, with that income you can still get a loan on a 5% deposit, more expensive but still out there. I reckon he wants more than he can really afford.

Crossie
Crossie
December 12, 2022 8:20 am

will says:
December 12, 2022 at 7:46 am
Look around your house. Identify things that work. Prepare for them to be replaced with rubbish.
cue the removal of phosphates and the impending removal of microplastics from washing powder.

A lot has already been done to make laundering clothes inefficient. When I was a kid my mother used to throw clothes into a top loader washing machine, sprinkle some detergent powder over the top and thirty minutes later they were clean.

These days I have to spray the stains before the wash and one and a half hour later the stains are still there. Not only are the spray and the detergent useless but the actual washing time out of the hour and a half is just 23 minutes. Ergo the old Spree and Hoovers and Whirlpools were much better.

So I take it the plan is to make the laundry detergents even less effective. Why not seeing as our betters only have dry clean clothes, no need for peasant level laundering.

Dot
Dot
December 12, 2022 8:21 am

I can’t believe fuckwit scumbag Monty pulled the antisemitism card with Yoel Roth.

No, he had a REALLY stupid idea and got pilloried for it.

No one mention da juice until montell chimed in.

Pogria
Pogria
December 12, 2022 8:22 am

Calli,
I can almost recite Blazing Saddles word for word.
Life of Brian, Search for the Holy Grail and Blazing Saddles, the Three Greatest Comedies of ALL TIME!

Also the MOST quoted.

bons
bons
December 12, 2022 8:25 am

I confronted the ‘cash only’ idiocy just recently paying a cafe bill.
“No cash”, was all the register dolly said.
I was a little disconbobluated, but not at all annoyed and certainly not agressive you will understand. No, never that.
I laid the cash in my hand on the counter and departed.
A pimply thing attempted a door intercept but thought better of it. He must have been a serious soy, nobody is scared of me.
I could easily have used a card but their behaviour ruled out that option.
Would have loved to be a fly on the wall as the barista intelectual geniuses discussed how unsafe they felt following my hate eruption or whatever nonsense superlatives these clowns are employing this week.

Indolent
Indolent
December 12, 2022 8:28 am

Jimmy Dore interviews journalist Whitney Webb who has written two books, “One Nation Under Blackmail” Volumes 1 and 2, on the history of the link between the security services and organised crime. Unbelievable.

The Mafia, CIA & Jeffrey Epstein Worked TOGETHER To Traffic Minors

calli
calli
December 12, 2022 8:29 am

Mel Brooks – Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Robin Hood Men in Tights, High Anxiety, The Producers…

Love them all. Highly subversive, hilariously carefree. He wouldn’t get away with any of it in these austerely woke times.

Pogria
Pogria
December 12, 2022 8:31 am

Anchor What,
re your temps for Goulburn, I am about an hours’ drive from Goulburn and after a glorious day yesterday with my borrowed Grand kids, this morning has been gale force winds, torrential rain and cold, with more on the way. So far I still have power. It is usually the first thing to go. Thankfully I have LPG and lots of firewood. About to light fire now. Brrrrr.

m0nty
m0nty
December 12, 2022 8:33 am

Let me assure you, I’ve never held the principles you defend.

Quite, Mater.

Pogria
Pogria
December 12, 2022 8:34 am

Calli,
love them all also. Must add Space Balls.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 12, 2022 8:34 am

I’m Rex!!!

Dot
Dot
December 12, 2022 8:35 am

That’s what I’ve been saying Indolent!

The government has no moral authority over you. Most political dynasties are seriously crooked!

Click on my user name to go to government-scam dot com.

”Government”, the biggest scam in history!

Proving the case that “Government”, of every flavor, has been a scam of inter-generational organized crime since the beginning… and they have been getting away with it… until now… because they have been controlling the media and academia.

Funnily enough, this is very hard to find on Google!

calli
calli
December 12, 2022 8:35 am

Can’t help myself. Rabbi Tuckman.

That should have all you guys avoiding manspreading for the day. 😀

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 12, 2022 8:36 am

Peter Gleeson of Courier Mail and Sky recently let go due to plagiarism.

The gold braid on his sleeve was a dead giveaway.

rosie
rosie
December 12, 2022 8:36 am
duncanm
duncanm
December 12, 2022 8:37 am

Ed Casesays:
December 12, 2022 at 6:45 am
It is a degrading insult to the effort put in by every single taxpayer to earn that money they are forced to hand over to the incompetent parasites of government.

Bruce Lehrmann was a Senior Adviser to a Cabinet Minister at age 20, on
$ 200,000/year, only finished high school.
Does he qualify as an “incompetent parasite” on your Clown Planet?

in my eyes, pretty close. I can’t see anyone at that age being that useful in politics.

But one thing has nothing to do with the other.

rosie
rosie
December 12, 2022 8:39 am

Oh dear a death greatly hoped for dream has been dashed.
I’m sure Dover knows if it is the real Rex and iirc the gravitar will match if he’s using the same email address.
Bing bong.

duncanm
duncanm
December 12, 2022 8:39 am

Britnee is the sexual assault equivalent of Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

Dot
Dot
December 12, 2022 8:39 am

Hey Sancho

I’m Lex.

bespoke
bespoke
December 12, 2022 8:40 am

Love them all. Highly subversive, hilariously carefree. He wouldn’t get away with any of it in these austerely woke times.

Me too calli, nothing and no one was spared. What we have know is endless ‘reality’ shows rewording narcissist.

Dot
Dot
December 12, 2022 8:41 am

Peter Gleeson of Courier Mail and Sky recently let go due to plagiarism.

Rough.

2/3 of journalism is copy paste from AP.

Beertruk
Beertruk
December 12, 2022 8:41 am

Tim Blair in today’s Tele:

The game plan of our left-inclined social engineers is simple. Just identify things that work, impose financial, political and market restrictions on them – and then replace them with rubbish.

Tim Blair

December 11, 2022 – 11:22PM
24 comments
Chris Bowen, Energy Minister and cheerful climate chipmunk

Australia, for example, used to work. It was difficult for Australia to do otherwise, given such an abundance of natural energy sources that our power prices were among the cheapest on earth.

Oil, coal, gas, nuclear … we had it all. We still have it, in fact, but we’re increasingly prohibited from drilling and mining, and we’ve never even been permitted to locally exploit our massive uranium reserves.

Instead we’ve been pushed towards renewable energy, because reducing our already tiny global carbon dioxide contribution to something even tinier is apparently going to save the planet.

As a consequence, the Labor government now plans to dish out via the states $1.5 billion in power bill rebates so energy-rich Australians can cover their energy costs.

“We were facing price rises next year of 36 per cent,” Energy Minister Chris Bowen said on Saturday, attempting to justify the rebate scheme and a plan to cap the wholesale coal and gas markets.

“That’s not acceptable,” Bowen, who would’ve fit right in during the Whitlam years, continued. “Either you intervene and you take the sting out of those price rises or you don’t.”

Interventions by green-infected governments and corporate climate activists are what caused those price rises in the first place.

Bowen believes rebates will see “real relief flow through to those who need it most”. In other words, everything is screwed up so badly that we’re now throwing tax dollars at people who’d otherwise be unable to pay their power bills.

In Australia. In a country where energy is everywhere. This is the equivalent of petrol rebates in Kuwait or ice subsidies in the Antarctic.

Speaking of petrol, we’ve now moved beyond the theory phase of electric vehicles and are meeting the reality. The cumbersome, inefficient, expensive, charmless reality.

Bowen finally has his first electric ute on the market, the Chinese-made LDV eT60. At $93,000, it costs twice as much as its diesel equivalent yet does everything worse.

But there’s apparently a waiting list, courtesy of emissions mandates for government agency fleets.

First the government devises stupid rules, then it makes you pay for them. Which means your money is sent straight to China’s communist party, owners of LDV.

Remember when Bowen posed in the US with a new-for-2022 electric Ford F-150 Lightning ute? “Range of around 500km,” Bowen gushed online. “Can tow boats and caravans and goes like you wouldn’t believe.”

Sadly, Bowen lamented, this electric miracle isn’t available here due to “poor policies”. He’s wrong, as usual. Ford doesn’t sell the Lightning here because it would be too expensive, retailing beyond $150,000.

At that price, buyers might expect their truck to perform truck-like feats. Which brings us to Bowen’s range and towing claims.

Earlier this year, US YouTuber Tyler Hoover bought a big new Lightning. In September, he hooked an empty trailer to the beast and set out on a 50km drive.

A the start of his journey, Hoover’s Ford promised 320km of range – but towing that simple, two-axle trailer absolutely killed it. After 50km, range was down to just 212km.

Worse was to come on Hoover’s return journey, with the loaded trailer now weighing 1680kg (not even half the Ford’s claimed towing capacity). That 50km jaunt consumed 145km of range.

“This truck,” Hoover says in his towing video, “can’t do normal truck things.” With such a reduced range, he explains, “you would be stopping every hour to recharge, which would take about 45 minutes a pop”.

Owners of Ford’s Lightning are now experiencing their first winter of EV trucking. As Hoover demonstrates online, cold weather also hammers the Lightning’s range. The vehicle’s user manual actually suggests turning the heater off to preserve battery charge.

Ford’s Lightning is the Chris Bowen of cars. It promises massive range. He promises $275 power bill reductions. Neither delivers.

Perhaps cars aren’t your thing, so all of this means little. Perhaps you’re more into cooking, which means you use a gas stove – infinitely superior to any electric nonsense.

Well, buckle up, kiddo, because you’re next. “A coalition of chefs, doctors, climate scientists and real estate developers have joined forces,” the ABC reported last month, “with the aim of removing gas from kitchens worldwide.

“Campaigners say in addition to heating the climate, gas stoves contribute to asthma and other health conditions.

“And that coalition thinks that if they can rid kitchens of gas, they’ll rid homes of the fossil fuel altogether.”

We’ll likely have little say otherwise. Developers have already signed up to stop putting gas appliances in new buildings by 2030.

Look around your house. Identify things that work. Prepare for them to be replaced with rubbish.

rosie
rosie
December 12, 2022 8:42 am

Have to say though that much of the comment about Reynolds in the Guardian article is not news, was mentioned in the media during the trial.

rosie
rosie
December 12, 2022 8:43 am

And hands up who didn’t think Higgins didn’t have a mental break of some description as a consequence of her somewhat awkward cross examination?

Dot
Dot
December 12, 2022 8:44 am

“Campaigners say in addition to heating the climate, gas stoves contribute to asthma and other health conditions.

This is 100% pure A grade bullshit.

“Ah yes I got asthma from our gas stovetop”

Those words were never uttered until a few weeks ago by political fanatics.

alwaysright
alwaysright
December 12, 2022 8:44 am

Blazing Saddles

My kids quote from Men in Tights –
e.g. No noose is good noose
Mervyn? Your name is Mervyn?
It’s an Everlast.

m0nty
m0nty
December 12, 2022 8:45 am

Monty last night – again showing us he has no idea of the person he really is.

I enjoy these kinds of posts. Contentless, nasty and forgettable. Much like the posters who produce them.

Dot
Dot
December 12, 2022 8:45 am

Rosie – perjury can have profound effects.

bons
bons
December 12, 2022 8:45 am

Pogria.
You don’t need to tolerate that ‘third circle’ weather just to prove that Flannery is a clown.
I hesitate to describe the ‘bottle and sell’ perfect conditions that we anticipate there today.
Perhaps a move north is in order for you.
Your description did remind me of outrageously arctic days on my uncle’s sheep farm in your area. Goulburn can certainly be bleak when it turns nasty.

rosie
rosie
December 12, 2022 8:46 am

Knew about the gas in the home.
Stupid to convert gas to electricity when gas to heat in the home is so more efficient.
My ducted gas heating and cook top were only replaced in the last couple of years so if idiots want me to replace they can pay for them, ditto my rather ancient but still steady hot and strong gas hot water.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 12, 2022 8:47 am

Note that in his late night babbling in defence of Roth, m0nty=fa has still not addressed the main point, namely that Roth seems to have been, at best, dilatory in removing child exploitation material from Twatter. Might it have been better had Roth shown less interest in deleting photos of Hunter Bunter’s “nine inch hog” and more interest in removing material about much smaller “hogs”?

Until m0nty=fa addresses this point, his deflection about anti-Semitism (which is a bit rich coming from someone who has defended anti-Semites previously) is simply a diversion to evade answering the main question. Why was Roth apparently so dilatory in removing child sex exploitation material from Twatter?

Indolent
Indolent
December 12, 2022 8:49 am
bons
bons
December 12, 2022 8:51 am

‘Tis a shame about Gleeson. He was no genius but appeared to lack guile and portrayed the ‘boy from Brissy’ character rather well.
I quite enjoyed his segments.

Dot
Dot
December 12, 2022 8:52 am

Twitter used to be full of porn.

I hazard a guess they never knew how much was there at any one time.

rosie
rosie
December 12, 2022 8:53 am

What is your argument Monty?
That pre Elon twitter was zealous in removing child exploitation material?
That doesn’t seem to be supported by any evidence.
As for suggesting that it’s reasonable for grindr have a 16 to 18 division (impossible in fact when in the US age of consent laws vary from state to state) how could you possibly be serious knowing how much of a problem internet grooming is now?
Not to mention the myriad of other ethical and moral issues involved in encouraging teen promiscuity.

rosie
rosie
December 12, 2022 8:56 am

I noticed Dot when I looked at a couple of trending hashtags and saw the porno promoters were very prompt in participating.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 12, 2022 9:01 am

Bravo, bons.
The polite middle ground would be to place the cash so deep on the server’s side of the counter that they cannot avoid touching it- as soon as they do, a bright “There you go, keep the change!” and you’re away.
…of course, I failed this a few weeks ago in a gastromicrowankobrewery, told the bearded ginger that the staff christmas must be coming up, tried to be fun with it… foiled by the intervention of a mate who swung in with his work card.
So yes, i’ve failed the challenge I set myself under MT.

Indolent
Indolent
December 12, 2022 9:01 am
Mater
December 12, 2022 9:02 am

I enjoy these kinds of posts. Contentless, nasty and forgettable. Much like the posters who produce them.

Go on Monty, tell us again how public healthcare should be denied because they “will be an unwarranted burden on the health system and anti-vaxxers should have to pay their way given they are being deliberately stupid about it”.

Does that include illicit drug users, smokers, sports men and women, etc? Should illicit drug users be left to die in the gutter? Are you arguing that universal healthcare shouldn’t be?

You evil clown. You can’t even recognise what lurks within your own consciousness.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 12, 2022 9:05 am

Dotsays:
December 12, 2022 at 8:52 am
Twitter used to be full of porn.

I hazard a guess they never knew how much was there at any one time.

I’ll hazard a guess that they didn’t care, stopping Trump’s mean tweets was much more important.

Dot
Dot
December 12, 2022 9:07 am

I failed this a few weeks ago in a gastromicrowankobrewery

Were you in Woodend?

Unpopular opinion, I prefer the pub they own over the brewpub/cafe.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 12, 2022 9:09 am

We are hounded at every turn by ‘experts’, many of whose actual experience is only the most glancingly tangential – but it is not their experience being sold to us but the revered sobriquet: Expert.

How else do you explain an obsolete mammal like Tim Flannery, for example.

But politicians love them because they claim to be acting under the authority of an expert for their most lamebrained schemes – and you have absolutely no business questioning it because you are not an expert.

Never noticed but obviously vital is that in choosing experts to listen to is also a skill, being able to sift through the family of similar but distinct theories, being able to discern when an ‘expert’ has drifted from the precincts of their oracular rites and onto grounds where they are mere mortals, and finally to be able to take the expert’s advice and weigh it up against competing priorities – it will hardly come as a surprise that someone who directs all their attention at a narrow and precise field does so at the expense of more general considerations, and this can lead to some idiosyncratic takes on life.

You just know that there are nuclear physicists out there who cannot see why their country spends a percentage of GDP on defence which we are not using when dedicating the same resources to particle colliders might help is research the nature of strings and quarks and bosons and leptons and whatnot.

Knowing when and how to draw upon expertise is its own talent, and far more rare than most people will suppose.

Politicians in general are not capable of the above. They are stupid people, myopic and only able to see things close to them, only stirred by something that looks like it might make contact with them, they seem dimly aware of their colleagues and sense that they are dependent upon them to some degree but they are not loyal to any particular one of them. Their one gift is the soundbite, and the ‘expert’ soundbite is merely one species amongst others like the ‘moral principle’ soundbite, the ‘defiance when accused’ soundbite, the ‘fairness’ soundbite, and the ‘for the future’ one. Just words, just empty formulae, but somehow (since their effect takes somewhere beyond the fog that envelopes them) they work.

Bowen is the worst example of this.

m0nty
m0nty
December 12, 2022 9:11 am

My point, rosie, is that Musk labelling Roth as a rock spider is not supported by any evidence, particularly not the quote from Rory’s PhD thesis where he is speculating about how to prevent rock spiders from preying on kids.

But hey it’s 2022 so QAnon is now mainstream thought on the Right, as I predicted years ago.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 12, 2022 9:11 am

Mater

You evil clown. You can’t even recognise what lurks within your own consciousness.

He can’t even recognise his own sub-conscious racism, when he hears every racist dog whistle before anyone else here is even aware of it. The infamous “88 million years” fiasco comes to mind.

Indolent
Indolent
December 12, 2022 9:11 am
m0nty
m0nty
December 12, 2022 9:13 am

This meme about Twitter being a haven for rock spiders pre Musk and now not so much is also not supported by any evidence. And no, just because Musk says it doesn’t mean it’s true. He fired most of the content moderation people so it doesn’t make any sense anyway.

Dot
Dot
December 12, 2022 9:16 am

m0nty says:
December 12, 2022 at 9:13 am
This meme about Twitter being a haven for rock spiders pre Musk and now not so much is also not supported by any evidence. And no, just because Musk says it doesn’t mean it’s true. He fired most of the content moderation people so it doesn’t make any sense anyway.

Maybe he fired them because he thought they weren’t doing a good job?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 12, 2022 9:18 am

erhaps you could innocently ask them where the Queensland/northern NSW inland sea went. You know, the sea that hosted the recently discovered plesiosaur skeleton you add with sweetness and light in your tone.
You are the iron fist in a velvet glove. Use your superpower!

I’d have been tempted to airily say thank goodness it seems as if all the climate CO2 modelling is overblown and wrong, just like a lot of the Covid modelling, and quickly run through ‘the things that haven’t happened’ – ie. the usual things about floods, fires, polar bears, glaciers melting ice caps, rising sea levels, extreme heat – all being now shown to have variations that are well within normal historic levels. How good is that? you could ask.

Then I’d say brrr, it’s a cold summer this year isn’t it, and pull a cardie around me.

But of course, it’s all easier to do in hindsight in the mind than impolitely in the face of true believers whom you may still wish to keep as friends. You run the risk of being seen as a proselizing bore (just like them). Rock and a hard place. Your gentle remonstrance may have been right after all, Tinta.

Pogria
Pogria
December 12, 2022 9:18 am

Sanco,

I’m Bex.

Think I’ll go lie down.

Beertruk
Beertruk
December 12, 2022 9:19 am

Wally Dalísays:
December 12, 2022 at 9:01 am

Was all cashed up going to the footie at Suncorp Stadium two years ago only to find out when trying too pay for the beers ‘sorry, card only.’
To say I was more than ‘a bit peeved’ is an understatement.

Dot
Dot
December 12, 2022 9:19 am

My pronouns are Prosecute / Fauci.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 12, 2022 9:20 am

sp. proselytizing

calli
calli
December 12, 2022 9:20 am

All social media has its share of unsavoury characters. I don’t think much of setting up an underage “hookup” site to prevent predation – it would probably have the opposite effect.

That someone based a PhD paper on this doesn’t mean they are predatory themselves. It just means they are irredeemably stupid for not seeing the obvious holes in the idea. Presumably he received his gong for it – academia being what it is these days.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 12, 2022 9:21 am

m0ntysays:
December 12, 2022 at 9:11 am
My point, rosie, is that Musk labelling Roth as a rock spider is not supported by any evidence, particularly not the quote from Rory’s PhD thesis where he is speculating about how to prevent rock spiders from preying on kids.

You are still (deliberately?) evading the principal point. Was Roth less that diligent t removing child sex exploitation material from Twatter? This is not relevant to his personal sexual proclivities, only to his willingness to enforce proper legal standards.

He seems to have been far more enthusiastic about removing mean tweets than about removing child sex exploitation material.

Now, answer the question. If you do not, we must assume that you are unconcerned about the child sex exploitation material that was not being promptly removed from Twatter.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 12, 2022 9:21 am

Tick tick tick…..
Where’s choo choo?

Think about how sad it is when you can tell a mile away that it’s not rex anger himself yet you say nothing.

Of course. The real Rex is dead, and this is only a facade. Ephemera. A paper-thin tissue of lies. A response by The Big Machine to counter an incisive observation by Australia’s greatest hero, made in the breaks between inflicting verbal manifestos onto his Big Corporate co-workers.

It’s just like the ‘stolen Freedom Votes’!* Can’t you see? Denialists!

*Still waiting on the conclusive video evidence that was promised. Even the Yanks managed that one.

MatrixTransform
December 12, 2022 9:21 am

again showing us he has no idea of the person he really is.

the trouble is that mUnty is in a way, something of an ambassador here from planet mental.

and he’s keeping it nice

what you’re seeing is only the fringes of their deep poisonous belief system

listen to him talk about your shame for not getting on-board with best-practise pederasty.

and then he doubles-down

they’re all cult members

calli
calli
December 12, 2022 9:22 am

Which Cat is going to identify as “Sex” and give everyone else a headache?

😀

m0nty
m0nty
December 12, 2022 9:22 am

Maybe he fired them because he thought they weren’t doing a good job?

Maybe he doesn’t need you making up excuses for him.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 12, 2022 9:23 am

m0ntysays:
December 12, 2022 at 9:13 am
This meme about Twitter being a haven for rock spiders pre Musk and now not so much is also not supported by any evidence. And no, just because Musk says it doesn’t mean it’s true. He fired most of the content moderation people so it doesn’t make any sense anyway.

Are you saying that it is a “nothingburger”? Last time you said that, it didn’t age well.

Weak, just more evasion.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 12, 2022 9:24 am

Busselona, Dot.
Venue commissioned by the City- used to be the Shire- to be the Little Creatures of the shallow sea south.

MatrixTransform
December 12, 2022 9:24 am

hope that it is merely a lack of self-awareness

in a just world
he’d get to sleep forever under the almond tree down the back paddock
with his balls in his mouth

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 12, 2022 9:26 am

ABCcess running cover for potential WA blackouts over summer.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-12/fears-over-summer-power-supplies-perth-southern-wa/101734252

Amid forecasts of a hotter-than-average summer across WA’s south, fears are growing about the health of the state’s main power system and whether the lights will stay on over the coming months.

Mr Wearmouth acknowledged recent pressure on the system was being heightened by a series of outages that have hit some major, largely gas-fired plants.
….
“The issue is that power systems are amazingly robust things, but they will only take so much.

“And there seems to be a real confluence of things happening at the moment.”

In June, the state announced it would close its two remaining coal-fired plants by 2029, leaving just one privately owned coal generator.

The decision came amid a deepening crisis in the coal hub of Collie, south of Perth, where one miner is in receivership and the other is struggling to stay afloat.

You just cut the throats of their major customers, gee, I wonder if that might affect their viability??

According to the minister, Synergy was dealing with challenges to fuel supply by importing coal from New South Wales and ensuring gas storage levels were in good shape.

He also noted AEMO (Australian Energy Market Operator) had gone to the market seeking extra back-up reserves of energy from generators and big power users who could pare back demand at times when the grid was under strain

Demand management – serious countries dont have industry which relies on intermittent power..

“I’m not saying that there won’t be individual outages for specific customers,” he said.

“But in terms of the grid itself, it’s ready for the summer.”

Country WA, prepare your Angus!

Rat chews hole in side of ship, leaves ship…

Liz Aitken runs renewable energy consultancy, Empire Carbon & Energy, from her home in Perth’s eastern suburbs.

She said she had become so concerned about the state of the grid that she took matters into her own hands three years ago.

“That’s part of the reason why I made the effort to install batteries and solar in my house back in 2019,” Ms Aitken said.
“I did not want to be disconnected from the grid or have my power cut when I’m in the middle of an important Zoom meeting.”

An important zoom meeting, where you will push for more/faster unreliables to e added to the grid.

Last summer, when problems with the poles-and-wires network sparked rolling blackouts during an intense heatwave, she admits she was one of the lucky ones whose supplies were unaffected.

But casting her eyes forward, she’s worried she might not be so lucky this time around.

“I believe we’re on a knife edge up until Christmas,” she said.

“Nothing can go wrong.

“We’re just hanging in there at the moment.

“If we get a run of really hot days, if another plant falls over, I think we could find ourselves in a situation with blackouts fairly quickly.”

Ms Aitken argued the government was being caught flat-footed by the rapid pace of change in the energy industry, calling for the transition away from fossil fuels towards renewable sources to be treated as an emergency.

I agree completely, the transition away from fossil fuels is an emergency, just no in the way this parasite reckons.

flyingduk
flyingduk
December 12, 2022 9:27 am

Campaigners say in addition to heating the climate, gas stoves contribute to asthma and other health conditions.

The rise in chronic inflammatory health conditions over the last 50 years or so has directly accompanied the rise in inflammatory stimuli from 2 main ‘big business’ sources:

1) Processed food (seed oils and carbs are both highly inflammatory)
2) Vaxxines (they are *designed* to stimulate the immune system, and contain various inflammatory ‘adjuvants’ to increase that)

You name the chronic illness, it has an inflammatory component: asthma, eczema, sinusitis, tonsillitis, obesity, Diabetes (Types 1 and 2), dementia (aka ‘type 3 diabetes’), hypertension, and I am increasingly wondering whether the explosion in behavioural disorders of children (autism, ADHD) is related as well.

P
P
December 12, 2022 9:28 am

Frank Capra ‘Earned His Wings’ With ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
It’s a Wonderful Life is not only a Christian film — it essentially unfolds a Catholic vision of life.
To appreciate the movie’s Catholicism, it helps to know the story of its director, Frank Capra, and his career in Hollywood.

Some of his movies might be on youtube:
It’s a Wonderful Life -1946
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town – 1936
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington – 1939
You Can’t Take It With You – 1938
Meet John Doe – 1941

It’s a Wonderful Life was a commercial and critical failure when it was released after World War II. Americans were in no mood for an uplifting parable. His masterpiece at last began to get its due in the late 1970s, when it entered the public domain, belonging to no one and, as it turned out, to everyone, as matters of faith do. The director’s film legacy continues to speak of God’s love, including in the very last scene of his great Christmas classic, highlighting the love of family and community — and angelic aid.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 12, 2022 9:29 am

m0ntysays:
December 12, 2022 at 9:22 am
Maybe he fired them because he thought they weren’t doing a good job?

Maybe he doesn’t need you making up excuses for him.

OTOH, Roth clearly needs you making up excuses for him.

bespoke
bespoke
December 12, 2022 9:29 am

It endless nudging into normalise it by academics that bothers me the most. It has been tried and almost succeeded in the past.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
December 12, 2022 9:30 am

Here’s a truism which I keep stating to anyone who snipes about Twitter rockspiders or creepy Catholic priests.
Any situation where grown-ups can have access to children unprotected by their parents will attract the sickos.
Some doofuses need percussive reminders that schools, TikTok, sports clubs, the Scouts and UNICEF can and will be used again and again.

Dot
Dot
December 12, 2022 9:30 am

Maybe he doesn’t need you making up excuses for him.

That’s true. Your talking points are rather lame.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 12, 2022 9:31 am

Mother Lode at 9.09, very well said.

In court, for example, every side has their experts.
And so it is in life.
Most ‘independent enquiries’ know where they are supposed to end up.
To cap it off, every politician has their grab bag of soundbites, fit for purpose.
And out they trot with them.

duncanm
duncanm
December 12, 2022 9:31 am

Mel Brooks – Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Robin Hood Men in Tights, High Anxiety, The Producers…
..Love them all. Highly subversive, hilariously carefree. He wouldn’t get away with any of it in these austerely woke times.

People are still getting away with it, just in different formats.

Have a look at some Family Guy or Rick and Morty clips.

Pogria
Pogria
December 12, 2022 9:31 am

Bons,
I moved down here eight months ago. I thought about somewhere warmer, having lived in warmer climes in my twenties. Much as I like the heat, it does something to most people. There is a sound basis for the term “Gone Troppo”.
When you have to fight the weather at times, it seems to keep a lot of people’s mind on the job at hand instead of giving way to silly ideas.

By the way, it is absolutely bucketing down right now!

m0nty
m0nty
December 12, 2022 9:33 am

Where does this assertion that Twitter used to be a rock spider paradise come from? Where is the research? Or is it just something Musk said once that is now treated as Gospel by the loving hordes.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
December 12, 2022 9:35 am

Jab jab booster booster booster aaaand …………………………………………

A controversial figure of late, Peter Marks, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been front and center in the regulatory agency’s aggressive greenlights associated with the COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic. Among other things, the agency has been criticized for dropping its rigorous standards during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency at least, when applied to the mRNA vaccines targeting SARS-CoV-2. Interestingly, Dr. Marks has now gone on the record in a piece published in JAMA Network titled “Urgent Need for Next Generation COVID-19 Vaccines” in a clear recognition that the current “version 1.0”, first generation COVID-19 vaccines are no longer viable to protect the American public. This media has labeled the COVID-19 vaccines as novel, version 1.0 since the late spring of 2021, when it became very apparent that vaccine durability challenges coupled with a mutating virus (which was called out by critical scientists from the start) represented a challenge for vaccine durability. While TrialSite maintains the COVID-19 vaccines partially blunted the sharp edge of the pandemic, initially they did so at a severe cost.

https://www.trialsitenews.com/a/fdas-peter-marks-starts-recognizing-the-failures-of-the-covid-19-vaccines-2a916ab9

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 12, 2022 9:38 am

Sadly, Wally Dali, some parents are sickos too, as we see in the celebrity pages where the celebrities’ kids are on sexualised display; and that’s only the tip of the abuse levels too.
Plus, even in ‘good’ homes, some bad things can go on.
In general though you are right; parental vigilance is a child’s best protection.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 12, 2022 9:40 am

m0ntysays:
December 12, 2022 at 9:33 am
Where does this assertion that Twitter used to be a rock spider paradise come from?

From the fevered (dog whistled) recesses of your mind.

But feel free to keep up your silly attempts to defend Twatter as it was.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
December 12, 2022 9:42 am

Get em while their hot, jab jab booster………………

On my last flight I was searching for a seat, and a kind woman who appeared to recognize me smiled at an open seat next to her. I sat down and learned she is married to a prominent government official with whom she was traveling. As we talked, she told me her story of taking one of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and then developing membranous nephropathy. This is a disorder caused by auto-antibodies directed against the phospholipase A2 receptor on podocytes, which are critical cells in the kidney’s filtration apparatus. Membranous nephropathy like so many side effects is due to the Spike protein and can occur with SARS-CoV-2 infection and with vaccination. Ma and coworkers recently described five cases with the infection and 37 more after COVID-19 vaccination—all with the genetic vaccines except for one with a killed virus vaccine.

https://www.trialsitenews.com/a/membranous-nephropathy-after-covid-19-vaccination-39756b8e

MatrixTransform
December 12, 2022 9:42 am

You can’t even recognise what lurks within your own consciousness

yes he does.
he’s just infected with the mind-virus
these people have simply rewritten morals and ethics to suit themselves.

just like every other cultural revolution

flyingduk
flyingduk
December 12, 2022 9:44 am

While TrialSite maintains the COVID-19 vaccines partially blunted the sharp edge of the pandemic….

well there’s a ringing endorsement

Roger
Roger
December 12, 2022 9:45 am

Peter Gleeson of Courier Mail and Sky recently let go due to plagiarism.

Rough.

2/3 of journalism is copy paste from AP.

And didn’t he cop some snide remarks from Lefty colleagues on social media. Of course they’ve never cut and pasred anything.

MatrixTransform
December 12, 2022 9:50 am

endless nudging into normalise it

bespoke nails it.
youse wonder what mUnty does in this forum … it is this

watch him push to the scandalous brink
then nek minnit, get busy with the old Hegel Maneuver

under the Almond Tree … mUnty, Hegel … and JC
because mUnter will need somebody to negotiate with the Devil

Zipster
December 12, 2022 9:53 am

these people have simply rewritten morals and ethics to suit themselves.

left is a moral free zone

bons
bons
December 12, 2022 9:53 am

Well done Pogria.
But I still ain’t moving back to the tableland.
I’m too much of a weather whimp in my dotage.
Besides I have kids up here who I need to annoy.

sfw
sfw
December 12, 2022 9:54 am

There’s a place near me that makes roto moulded plastic products. They sometimes have seconds and sell them on the side at a discount. A while back I put myself on the waiting list for a fishing kayak, they used to sell seconds for around 25/30% discount on RRP, I guess about the wholesale price to dealers.

They rang me a minute ago and had a second for sale for $1300 plus $50 for a paddle. A quick search for prices shows them selling retail at $1350, inc paddle. I asked why they’re trying to sell me a second at RRP and they said it was a good price. I’m not getting myself a kayak for Christmas, they’ll never get my business again.

rosie
rosie
December 12, 2022 9:55 am

Whichever way Monty you win.
Apparently someone hired a year ago on the security team wanted to make child exploration material removed a priority but team twitter were not interested.
Either that’s true, or it isn’t.

rosie
rosie
December 12, 2022 9:57 am

Incidentally re Rexie, he posted on Friday night at around 10.09, the comment appeared immediately, no moderation, so he must be using his own account, no?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 12, 2022 10:01 am

29m ago
PM’s ‘no comment’ on potential Higgins payout
Laura Placella

Anthony Albanese has refused to be drawn on whether the Commonwealth is considering settling the multimillion-dollar civil claim brought against it by former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins who alleges she was raped by former colleague Bruce Lehrmann.

“It would be entirely inappropriate for me to comment,” the Prime Minister told ABC Radio National.

Ms Higgins’ lawyers intend to sue former Liberal ministers Linda Reynolds and Michaelia Cash – as well as the Commonwealth – for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, disability discrimination, negligence and victimisation in a claim totalling nearly $3m.

The Australian understands that this claim, set down for mediation on Tuesday, will likely be settled by the Department of Finance and paid for by taxpayers.

When asked whether Finance Minister Katy Gallagher should recuse herself from any potential settlement negotiations considering she was central in ­pursuing the Brittany Higgins saga against the former Morrison government when she was in ­opposition, Mr Albanese said he would not be commenting.

“You’re talking about legal matters, which as by the fact that you’re asking me questions about it, are ongoing that involve the Commonwealth. I’m the Prime Minister and it would be inappropriate for me to comment and I don’t intend to,” he said.

Mr Lehrmann pleaded not guilty to sexual intercourse without consent before the charges against him were dropped earlier this month due to the “unacceptable risk” a retrial posed to Ms Higgins’ health

Roger
Roger
December 12, 2022 10:03 am

While TrialSite maintains the COVID-19 vaccines partially blunted the sharp edge of the pandemic….

The real sharp edge of the pandemic was inflicted on the populace by governments.

Cancers undiagnosed, elective surgeries postponed (still!), children’s development thwarted, increased suicides and depression due to social isolation…

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
December 12, 2022 10:05 am

will likely be settled by the Department of Finance and paid for by taxpayers.

So we did it? That thing that didn’t happen?

Roger
Roger
December 12, 2022 10:05 am

I’m the Prime Minister and it would be inappropriate for me to comment and I don’t intend to,” he said.

Elbow suddenly discovers ethics that eluded him as Opposition leader.

bespoke
bespoke
December 12, 2022 10:08 am

You couldn’t look up bathroom renovation tips without being fed links to teen girls doing ice bucket challenges cheered on by adults. To it’s credit youtube has removed most it.

Zipster
December 12, 2022 10:09 am

Dotsays:
December 12, 2022 at 8:52 am
Twitter used to be full of porn.

its still there, keep running into it when you least expect it and a lot is extreme gay porn too.

the homosexual censors obviously got their jollies off

m0nty
m0nty
December 12, 2022 10:09 am

Whichever way Monty you win.
Apparently someone hired a year ago on the security team wanted to make child exploration material removed a priority but team twitter were not interested.
Either that’s true, or it isn’t.

Give me a link, rosie.

m0nty
m0nty
December 12, 2022 10:11 am

its still there, keep running into it when you least expect it and a lot is extreme gay porn too.

Zippy telling on himself there LOL. You only encounter that stuff if you go looking for it.

Pogria
Pogria
December 12, 2022 10:12 am

Bons,
I do love the coast and maybe, in years to come I may relocate. The coast has its own problems though, if you find a decent spot, you are crowded out within a few years.
I hear you about annoying the kids. One of the reasons I chose where I am is that I am only a two hour drive from my son. Close enough to annoy! 😉

cohenite
December 12, 2022 10:15 am

Dickless in full flight with lots of time on his little callused paws; the milkman’s kiddies must be at school.

Dickless has defended twatter, a cesspool of anti Western slimery; biden and the demorats, traitors and in biden and his son’s case sexual deviants. Dickless is a leftie, a disease personified. Everywhere it manifests corruption, destruction and unnecessary pain enshues. We are now seeing the results of leftism emerging in Australia with wokism everywhere, predation of kids, women and the foundational values. Economically the death of our economy is imminent, simply because of Turtle’s destruction of our energy advantage, aided and abetted by the drug dealer’s wife.

Dickless is part of this. Whenever it appears, as I say when the milkman’s kiddies are elsewhere he should be called out for the creep he is.

In other news I mentioned Kari’s complaint against the AZ election results is too verbose. The basic legal principles should have been enunciated and then the overwhelming evidence of leftie fraud should simply have been detailed; evidence such as this:

HUGE: Runbeck Whistleblower Reveals That Chain Of Custody For OVER 298,942 Maricopa County Ballots Delivered To Runbeck On Election Day Did Not Exist, Employees Allowed To Add Family Members’ Ballots Without Any Documentation

Beertruk
Beertruk
December 12, 2022 10:16 am
Zipster
December 12, 2022 10:17 am
calli
calli
December 12, 2022 10:19 am

Incidentally re Rexie, he posted on Friday night at around 10.09, the comment appeared immediately, no moderation, so he must be using his own account, no?

Quite so. Saw it in real time, and it’s how the allocation of WordPress generic avatars works. Different email address, different avatar. Different name, same avatar. Used to be interesting on SincCat until the multiple identity commenters twigged.

The sock box was angry that day.

Zipster
December 12, 2022 10:20 am

Zippy telling on himself there LOL. You only encounter that stuff if you go looking for it.

oh no you dont. the algo dont seem to know what is inside videos. you are wrong as usual

Zipster
December 12, 2022 10:22 am

I have reported about 6 accounts since I came back on twitter, all that stuff should be behind a sensitive content cover. better still it should be banned

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 12, 2022 10:23 am

Any situation where grown-ups can have access to children unprotected by their parents will attract the sickos.

+++

This. Its not the institutions which are corrupt in themselves (though that will happen if perverts are removed) its that people will gravitate to whatever gives them access to what they want.

Eg:
Sadists

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 12, 2022 10:23 am

While TrialSite maintains the COVID-19 vaccines partially blunted the sharp edge of the pandemic….

Also partially blunted the sharp edge:
Lourdes Water.
Rubbing an onion on it.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 12, 2022 10:23 am

m0ntysays:
December 12, 2022 at 10:11 am
its still there, keep running into it when you least expect it and a lot is extreme gay porn too.

Zippy telling on himself there LOL. You only encounter that stuff if you go looking for it.

The voice of experience? No wonder that m0nty=fa is happy to grok “gay bareback porn”.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 12, 2022 10:31 am

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian court has convicted three Afghan men for the r@pe and death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found dumped next to a tree in Vienna last year in a case that shocked the Alpine nation.

The court concluded that the men had given the girl drugs with the intention of r@ping her. An autopsy found she died as a result of the drug overdose and suffocation.

cohenite
December 12, 2022 10:32 am

Another leftie, rub and tug extoling EVs and solar panels: charge your EV overnight using the panels:

https://saltbushclub.com/2022/04/15/the-power-of-moonbeams/

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 12, 2022 10:36 am

“ … in a case that shocked the Alpine nation.”

and there’s your problem. It’s not exclusively a Muzzy problem but it doesn’t help.

m0nty
m0nty
December 12, 2022 10:37 am

knock yourself out mutley

Right, so it was one short, evidence-free tweet from Musk that you are referencing. As I said.

oh no you dont. the algo dont seem to know what is inside videos. you are wrong as usual

I have reported about 6 accounts since I came back on twitter, all that stuff should be behind a sensitive content cover. better still it should be banned

So let me get this straight Zippy. You are a one-man censorship board, spending your days investigating the darker parts of Twitter and looking at kiddie pron so you can report it. Lucky for us that you are here to discover all that questionable content! You are a hero, really.

EAIAC.

Zipster
December 12, 2022 10:39 am

here is the actual tweet if you cant find it in the thread

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1601313922501353472

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 12, 2022 10:40 am

https://www.christianpost.com/news/is-twitter-cracking-down-on-accounts-showing-child-sexual-abuse.html

Under Elon Musk, Twitter has nearly doubled its suspension of accounts posting images and videos exploiting child sexual abuse, according to a cybersecurity expert. Yet, one advocacy group warns that while CSAM hashtags have been removed, such content is still easily found.

Andrea Stroppa of Ghost Data, who has been working alongside Twitter’s Trust and Safety team, tweeted a thread on Saturday providing updates on the effort to combat child sexual exploitation material.

“Twitter updated its mechanism to detect content related to child sexual abuse/exploitation material. Faster, more efficient, and more aggressive. No mercy for those who are involved in these illegal activities,” tweeted Stroppa. “The daily suspension rate has ALMOST DOUBLED over the past few days. It means that Twitter is doing a capillary analysis of contents, especially those published in the past. It doesn’t matter when illicit content has been published. Twitter will find it and act accordingly.”

Stroppa added that over a recent 24-hour period, Twitter “took down 44,000 suspicious accounts, including over 1,300 profiles that tried to bypass detection using codewords and text in images to communicate. Zero tolerance.”

Zipster
December 12, 2022 10:41 am

mutley, you couldn’t twist a dough into a pretzel let alone manage to twist what I post which you clearly struggle to comprehend

m0nty
m0nty
December 12, 2022 10:41 am

here is the actual tweet if you cant find it in the thread

Given that Musk’s previous tweet was false, I will take “the next tweet is false too” as the most likely outcome.

Dot
Dot
December 12, 2022 10:42 am

Tick tock tick tock

How many days until Twitter fails?

We cross to munty muntington MBA for more.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 12, 2022 10:43 am

Always follow the money. From Indolent’s link about the US Navy SEAL who went trannie:

“There are thousands of gender clinics being put up over all of America,” he said. “As soon as [kids] go in and say, ‘I’m a tomboy’ or ‘This makes me feel comfortable,’ and then a psychologist says, ‘Oh, you’re transgender.’ And then the next day, you’re on hormones – the same hormones they are using for medical castration for pedophiles. Now, they are giving this to healthy 13-year-olds.”

“Does this seem right?” he asked. “This is why I am trying to tell America to wake up.”

….Beck said that when he began transitioning, it took just an hour-long meeting at Veterans Affairs to be offered hormones.

“I walked into a psychologist’s office, [and] in one day I have a letter in my hand saying I was transgender. I was authorized for hormones. I was authorized all this other stuff,” Beck said.

…”This is a billion-dollar industry between psychologists, between surgeries, between hormones, between chemicals, between follow-up treatments,” he continued. “There are thousands of gender clinics popping up all over our country. And each of those gender clinics is going to be pulling in probably over $50 million.”

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 12, 2022 10:48 am

m0ntysays:
December 12, 2022 at 10:41 am
here is the actual tweet if you cant find it in the thread

Given that Musk’s previous tweet was false, I will take “the next tweet is false too” as the most likely outcome.

Proof? “Doesn’t agree with your pre-conceived ideas or the latest leftard talking points” is not the same as “false”.

Real Deal
Real Deal
December 12, 2022 10:55 am

Will earlier

Ford’s Lightning is the Chris Bowen of cars. It promises massive range. He promises $275 power bill reductions. Neither delivers.

Classic Tim Blair. Thanks for posting.

cohenite
December 12, 2022 10:59 am

Forbes richest; Gina still on top with rich activists like cannon-brookes at 3rd. WTF isn’t Gina as active as cannon-brookes. Big Clive is worth nothing by comparison.

Roger
Roger
December 12, 2022 11:05 am

Steve Smith says Warner’s life time captaincy ban is “fundamentally wrong.”

Given that captaincy in any form of the game is Cricket Australia’s to dispose of as they see fit, fundamental moral categories don’t apply.

It’s not as if Warner posseses a right by law that is being denied him without cause.

Perhaps Smith should spend more time developing his own character and less time moralising before the press.

Jorge
Jorge
December 12, 2022 11:19 am

Lefty feminist studies graduate goes to volunteer then work in a rape crisis centre and women’s shelter. Starts to change her mind about a few things.
In Britain now there has been a spate of sex offenders suddenly identifying as women and placed in prison cells with real cervix havers and birth persons. The loud screeches of support from the left seem deranged to normal people. Delicious when the left turns on itself like this.

Louise Perry, author of The Case Against the Sexual Revolution interviewed by Tom Switzer here.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
December 12, 2022 11:19 am

Chris Mitchell has an article in the Oz about media and the Higgins case.

When it went up last night it allowed for comments.

This morning removed.

Jorge
Jorge
December 12, 2022 11:20 am
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 12, 2022 11:22 am

I do love the coast and maybe, in years to come I may relocate.

Up here near South Head we just had a really violent thunderstorm come through from the West.

I was hoved back in bed having felt the need for a quick nap after brekkie and awoke to strange sounds as it was coming in an unusual way. I haul out of bed and open the doors to the verandah where a rack of washing is blowing every which way. I close our bedroom doors pronto and I drag it into the terrace room and shut all windows and doors, then for a moment the wind blast is so fierce that I resist going out onto the verandah again in case I am blown off. Everything in the horizontal rain was blowing horizontal. Thought we might lose a tree, but no such luck!

Coastal weather can be rough too.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
December 12, 2022 11:22 am

Joe was a successful lawyer, but as he got older he was increasingly hampered by incredible headaches. When his career and love life started to suffer, he sought medical help. After being referred from one specialist to another, he finally came across an old country doctor who solved the problem.

“The good news is I can cure your headaches… the bad news is that it will require castration”. You have a very rare condition which causes your testicles to press up against the base of your spine and the pressure creates one hell of a headache. The only way to relieve the pressure is to remove the testicles”.

Of course Joe was shocked and depressed. He wondered if he had anything to live for. He couldn’t concentrate long enough to answer, but decided he had no choice but to go under the knife.

When he left the hospital he was without a headache for the first time in 20 years, but he felt like he was missing an important part of himself. As he walked down the street, he realised that he felt like a different person. He could make a new beginning and live a new life. He saw a men’s clothing store and thought ‘That’s exactly what I need – a new suit!’

He entered the shop and told the salesman “I’d like a new suit”. The elderly tailor eyed him briefly and said “Let’s see… size 42 long”. Joe laughed “That’s right, how did you know?” “Been in business 60 years!”

Joe tried on the suit. It fit perfectly. As Joe admired himself in the mirror, the salesman asked “How about a new shirt?” Joe thought for a moment and then said “Sure…” The salesman eyed Joe and said “let’s see… 34 sleeves and… 16 and a half neck”. Joe was surprised “That’s right, how did you know?” “Been in the business 60 years” came the reply.

Joe tried one the shirt, and it fit perfectly. As Joe adjusted the collar in the mirror, the salesman asked “How about some new shoes?” Joe was on a roll and said “Sure!” The salesman eyed Joe’s feet and said “Let’s see… 10-1/2… E”. Joe said astonished “That’s right, how did you know?” “Been in business 60 years!”

Joe tried on the shoes and they fit perfectly. Joe walked comfortably around the shop and the salesman asked “How about some new underwear?” Joe thought for a second and said “Sure!” The salesman stepped back, eyed Joe’s waist and said “Let’s see… size 36”. Joe laughed “Ah ha! I got you I’ve worn a size 34 since I was 18 years old”. “The salesman shook his head “You can’t wear a size 34, it will press your testicles up against the base of your spine and give you one hell of a headache”.

MatrixTransform
December 12, 2022 11:23 am

You are a one-man censorship board, spending your days investigating the darker parts of Twitter

mUnty, haven’t you got some ironing to do?

Robert Sewell
December 12, 2022 11:24 am

Rabz:
Yes, it is Chris Smith – my apologies to all the Peter Smiths out there who are able to get a full head of steam without doing naughty stuff.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
December 12, 2022 11:25 am

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

– Plato

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 12, 2022 11:25 am

Hairy, btw, was sleeping the sleep of the just through it all.

I think he was up late watching some football.

Zipster
December 12, 2022 11:27 am

Shithouses
Paul Joseph Watson

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 12, 2022 11:28 am

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

– Plato

Gosh. All that, and he’d never even heard a symphony orchestra. He had to be content with pan pipes and some harp strings.

I wonder what he would have made of a Chinese Opera.

Zipster
December 12, 2022 11:30 am
H B Bear
H B Bear
December 12, 2022 11:33 am

mUnty, haven’t you got some ironing to do?

Dunno. Let’s ask his wife what chores she left him for today.

Robert Sewell
December 12, 2022 11:34 am

Rabz:

If women can be in your face with their sexuality why is it wrong for a man to do so?

“Look at me! Look at me! How DARE you look at me!”
It’s a battlefield, and men have no clue about the rules because rules change all the time and without reason. A bit like woke politics. Our social rules are rapidly sliding into a mess where the victor in any conflict is decided not by the strength of their argument but by their position on the social justice totem pole.
…I think

Real Deal
Real Deal
December 12, 2022 11:35 am

Roger

Perhaps Smith should spend more time developing his own character and less time moralising before the press.

Well said. Haven’t Cricket Australia employed that renowned ethicist Dr Longstaff to guide our cricketers to better moral choices? Sounds like it is working well. I assume the Ethics Centre are being rewarded handsomely for helping CA.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 12, 2022 11:44 am

Thanks for the PJ Watson vid up above. I watched it all, and found it extremely good on the excesses of modern architecture. However, I don’t want to go full King Charles 3 about it, I’d just like to see, as Trump ordered and Biden immediately repealed, a better sense of form in the built environment in both public and private new-build architecture, as well as in unsympathetic additions to old buildings.
I hate to think that my ancestral church will end up attached to one of these nightmares, given the pressure on building land. I will be checking it out with the diocese in our upcoming re-visit to the UK.

Robert Sewell
December 12, 2022 11:46 am

Rabz:

As it did not mine, Rog, because I always knew the charges against Pell were preposterous.
As most of you would know, I don’t have a lot of time for the “church” or the clerisy.

A random comment I made the other day led to the reply “You’re not defending the Church, are you Bob?!?”

Roger
Roger
December 12, 2022 11:46 am

Haven’t Cricket Australia employed that renowned ethicist Dr Longstaff to guide our cricketers to better moral choices? Sounds like it is working well. I assume the Ethics Centre are being rewarded handsomely for helping CA.

I didn’t know that, RD.

That might explain Cummings’s global warming evangelism.

Seems “ethics” for our cricketers is telling other people what they should be doing. No wonder their stocks with the public are at a nearly all time low.

Back in the ’80s they used to have a chaplain who was a no nonsense fellow.

Zipster
December 12, 2022 11:50 am
Robert Sewell
December 12, 2022 11:51 am

Bruce O’Newk:

Today one of my currawong pairs arrived with their kid, who sat in the jacaranda and said arp? arp? Parents then came down and received mince, then went up and fed kid. Rarely I get this, usually I don’t see the young ones until January or so. It was nice.

A clear sign of Global Warming, Bruce.

Zipster
December 12, 2022 11:52 am

If women can be in your face with their sexuality why is it wrong for a man to do so?

more to the point why is it harassment for a man to respond to it.

this is just more neo-marxist Hegelian direct conflict creation. They have weaponised normal human interaction

Zipster
December 12, 2022 11:56 am

typical example of concealed child abuse on twitter.

current trending keyword is “triceratops” you scroll down triceratops related posts then you get to this one:

https://twitter.com/PlushYeen/status/1601006651837845504

WTF?!?

Roger
Roger
December 12, 2022 12:00 pm

As it did not mine, Rog…

Seems a comment of mine last night generated some discussion I missed as I generally don’t frequent the blog after the early evening.

It was question as to whether Paul Murray’s very public atheism coloured his commentary on the Pell matter. I think that’s a valid question, otherwise I wouldn’t have asked it. Why did people of various persuausions regard Pell as guilty when the evidence presented was so weak?

That’s not to say all atheists might have been equally influenced on the matter by their beliefs.

Always important not to attribute more meaning to the words of a contributor than they actually indicate.

Having said that, there’s certainly a debate to be had about how our philosophical presuppositions influence our thinking, because they clearly do, although with variations in individuals, but that might be for another day.

John H.
John H.
December 12, 2022 12:01 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
December 12, 2022 at 11:28 am
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

– Plato

Gosh. All that, and he’d never even heard a symphony orchestra. He had to be content with pan pipes and some harp strings.

I wonder what he would have made of a Chinese Opera.

Liz there is an interesting hypothesis floating around that prior to language there was music. “The Singing Neandertals” by Steve Mithen is a prominent example of that and the idea goes back many centuries.

“Bach’s music is the only argument proving the creation of the Universe cannot be regarded as a complete failure.”

Emil Cioran

alwaysright
alwaysright
December 12, 2022 12:01 pm

If women can be in your face with their sexuality why is it wrong for a man to do so?

Och. Aye Laddie, ye not be banning my wee kilt!

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
December 12, 2022 12:02 pm

Climate change is less real than the urban heat island effect which fools city types into believing the weather is hotter than it used to be.
Avalon in the far west of Melbourne is 11.7 degrees at the moment as a fresh SW is blowing in from the countryside.
Olympic Park which is just to the east of the CBD is at 16.5 as the wind is blocked and the tar and concrete radiate the stored heat back out.
The average minimum temperature for Olympic Park is one degree higher than Swan Hill for December.
Let’s frame energy policy around this absurdity, you know it makes sense.

bespoke
bespoke
December 12, 2022 12:21 pm

Why did people of various persuausions regard Pell as guilty when the evidence presented was so weak?

People who have experienced such trauma often irrationally identify with the accuser. Thankfully in my case C.L and others made a rational and hyperbole free case that prevented me from doing the same, Roger.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 12, 2022 12:21 pm

Another good column by Albrechtsen in today’s Paywallian. I imagine it’s not just Brittany feeling a bit sick this morning

alwaysright
alwaysright
December 12, 2022 12:31 pm

Climate change is less real than the urban heat island effect …

In Danisbad* and Sydeny we have constructed two enormous heat sinks.
Not enough mass to carry us over the winter, but we are getting ever closer.

* formerly known as Melbourne

John H.
John H.
December 12, 2022 12:33 pm

Why did people of various persuausions regard Pell as guilty when the evidence presented was so weak?

Because they desperately wanted him to be guilty.

Robert Sewell
December 12, 2022 12:43 pm

Matrix Transform:
Weaponised Trust
It’s a ‘must watch to the end’. Most of us here have twigged but he gives a very good run down on how we are being manipulated into trusting the experts.
10/10 if you want to understand the scam.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 12, 2022 12:43 pm

Perhaps Smith should spend more time developing his own character and less time moralising before the press.

At least he wasn’t crying/blubbering. .

Bar Beach Swimmer
December 12, 2022 12:44 pm

BJ:
And remind them on every possible occasion that the Klimate Alarmists are already moving to base their future Klimate response on the COVID response, which did so much harm.

The thing about the climate catastrophists is that they never think that the rules relate to them. But what was found with the CCP lockdown controls is that everyone was under the thumb of the govt.

(I realise that the BLM crowd had that march in Melb) but as it went on, no-one was exempt. Gee, even that twit NSW minister lost his position because one of the papers showed him staying at his Central Coast holiday home rather than his principal place of residence. And there also was that group coming up the coast in a boat to get out of Melb, who got pinged.

Yes, the increasing cost of power is affecting everyone to a greater or lesser degree, depending on your bank balance. But the push to remove natural gas appliances – which will affect everyone in the same way (and 4x drive ICEs) – is not something that those luvvies on the Climate Change bandwagon will like.

Reduced allowance to fly, to purchase what you want, when you want, that will affect the higher spenders. Yer no longer special, mate. Maybe the Great Reset is in the beginning of itself being reset by us all being equally screwed.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 12, 2022 12:45 pm

Neil Oliver on the joy and meaning of Christmas, which they are trying to take away from us.

Even more poignant in the cold and expensive Christmas being served up in the UK this year.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 12, 2022 12:52 pm

Reduced allowance to fly, to purchase what you want, when you want, that will affect the higher spenders.

As we saw with Covid though, ‘special’ people can obtain exemptions, and don’t forget that a lot of it will be done via pricing mechanisms, which will simply exclude a lot of people from things they used to do, like travel. It’s happening already with airline fares, and while the airlines say this is due to getting back up to speed due to Covid, you can bet that return to full ‘speed’ will will soon be throttled back, reduced by fuel restrictions and other ‘green’ mechanisms limiting the number of flights – which will then become hugely expensive. Transfer that sort of thinking to all of the things people enjoy in life, such as reliable ICE cars, holiday accommodation, cook’s gas kitchens, home extensions and choice of schooling, and the middle classes will suffer, but have no voice. The rich will thrive.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 12, 2022 12:53 pm

People already financially struggling, holding ordinary jobs against the tide of economic change, or the young trying to estabalish a marriage and children, will be the biggest losers in the new great re-set.

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