Open Thread – Weekend 17 Dec 2022


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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 19, 2022 9:57 am

Sh!t towns of Australia.

exclusive
Carnarvon’s civic leaders warn of vigilante behaviour as violence and antisocial behaviour soars
Steve Butler
The West Australian
Mon, 19 December 2022 2:00AM
Peace and goodwill is in pretty short supply in Carnarvon this Christmas.

As violence and antisocial behaviour soars, the Gascoyne town’s civic leaders have warned of looming vigilantism with angry residents tired of being bashed by rampaging children as young as eight and having their homes broken into.

They claim the Federal and State governments have failed the town and that, to this point, an intensive family and community intervention strategy has been ignored. The strategy, proposed by the local shire and supported publicly by the State Government, urges greater punishment for those caught continually flouting the law, alongside moves to address underlying social issues.

The strategy calls for a banned drinkers’ register and the shire is keen to reinstate the same type of cashless welfare card axed in October by the Federal Government to try to make families more accountable.

Carnarvon shire president Eddie Smith gave sickening examples of the town’s dysfunction when he said a 13-year-old girl had recently been rushed to hospital for a breech birth and a young boy was having bowel problems because he was one of several youths selling their bodies on the streets to fuel drug habits.

A local teacher’s car was last week stolen and torched, and another had previously been damaged three times in a week by rocks from slingshots. One business paid $45,000 in glass replacement bills after several break-ins in the past month.

A local doctor is about to leave town after his car, being driven by his wife, recently had a concrete block thrown through its back window, showering their children with glass. Town fences were being horse-kicked by youths until they broke and police cars have been smashed while officers attend incidents.

Cr Smith said he was increasingly taking calls from residents threatening to take their own lives because of the attacks. He said many houses were repeatedly being destroyed before they were ready to be inhabited.

“I get a bit emotional about it because this is my home and this is my town and I just struggle with it,” Cr Smith said. “It’s not isolated to certain areas, it’s spreading across the town and a lot of people have exit strategies in place. The shire offices have been done. I’ve had equipment damaged, a dog bashed and cars and caravans broken into.

“The reality now is that people are living in fear for their lives and a lot of them won’t drive into some areas because it’s just too damn dangerous.

“Things were bad about 25 years ago and a vigilante group formed and we’re looking down the barrel of a vigilante group forming again.

“You don’t want to put bad news out because it drags the town down, but when it reaches the stage that it’s reached now, we’ve got to alert everybody that this is what’s going on.

“Carnarvon is a bloody great place, it really is, but we’re being hurt.”

Seems one repeat offender was granted bail, and told to “go home and listen to your mum more often.”

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
December 19, 2022 9:58 am

Thanks Leon L for the update on Mark Steyn.
I hope he recovers well and soon. His evisceration of the stupidity of the left is a pleasure to read, and his courage in taking on the child molestation gangs (perpetrators and supportive governments) is marvellous.

Christine
Christine
December 19, 2022 9:58 am

Alwaysright to follow the money

Probably unwise to challenge the commenter who submitted: “died suddenly nonsense”
as some people don’t like to be contradicted.
However, it isn’t “nonsense” to those wondering why their relations/friends continue to suffer after a vaccine, let alone perish.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 19, 2022 9:59 am

Sancho Panzersays:
December 19, 2022 at 9:50 am
BJ at 7:47.

What does a “social media influencer” actually do?

Cash for comment?

I’m so old I can remember when that was the most serious crime a j’ism could commit.

It’s different when the boot is on the left(ard) foot.

MatrixTransform
December 19, 2022 9:59 am

if you can’t tell from the context of my tweets or his obituary his cause of death then you are an insensitive asshole

“you bigots!”, somebody exclaimed without irony

… while using his corpse as a prop

alwaysright
alwaysright
December 19, 2022 10:03 am

Are we all agreed on money, malevolence, corruption, ignorance, stupidity and people stampeding.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 19, 2022 10:03 am

You can’t even come to terms with how we have been relentlessly gaslight for nearly three years straight on this issue alone.

Dod dont be such a worry wart.
Close your eyes and open your mouth, they promise not to do that thing you hate again….

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 19, 2022 10:05 am

No-one needs a reason to watch Channel 10, but here’s a reason not to:

A top boss at Channel 10 has told senior staff that the network will not be celebrating Australia Day and suggested that employees come to work instead of taking the day off.

The station’s chief content officer, Beverley McGarvey, pointedly refused to refer to January 26 as Australia Day in an email sent to top editorial and programming staff last week.

Ms McGarvey, who is the executive vice president of Paramount Australia and New Zealand, told staff it was ‘not a day of celebration’, and encouraged staff to work instead of taking the day off.

Daily Mail

Dot
Dot
December 19, 2022 10:06 am

Big_Nambassays:
December 19, 2022 at 9:53 am
Bernardi haters scroll on by!

Nope.

The ACP was an irredeemable Turnbullian honey pot.

You were had.

alwaysright
alwaysright
December 19, 2022 10:08 am

You can’t even come to terms with how we have been relentlessly gaslight

Is one gaslit or gaslighted?

Either way, dot is correct. The amount of bull accepted as absolute truth is quite amazing.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 19, 2022 10:11 am

Daily Mail.

Australia’s mega-rich in the firing line as politicians propose a new ‘trophy home’ tax to get money out of anyone in a $10million-plus home

Wealthy homeowners could be taxed more for properties worth over $10million
NSW Greens want to use extra revenue to build public and affordable housing
Greens MP Jenny Leong said wealthy owners went unchecked for too long 

Roger
Roger
December 19, 2022 10:12 am

Bernardi haters scroll on by!

Speak of the devil…

MatrixTransform
December 19, 2022 10:12 am

They should do it differently now to placate the ‘died suddenly’ nonsense?

rhetorical question …
why don’t you just say that yr shit-scared of dying too?
along with being shit-shared of pneumonia and pleurisy?

and serious question …
why do you continually do this passive-aggressive you-lot thing about the Cov-Jabs ?

commentary…
nothing to see here

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
December 19, 2022 10:15 am

Black Ball
There is no doubt batsmen are less equipped for old fashioned hard yakka innings than they used to be.

Oh how we laughed at Bill Lawry and Bob Simpson and their ability to stay at the crease for long periods of time against quick bowlers on a fast track.
Today we’d give our right arm for someone with half their stickability.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 19, 2022 10:17 am

In other Wild North News…

According to police data, at least 65 minors were arrested in Alice Springs in the three months between September and December, 87 per cent of them Indigenous.

ABC would you believe…

MatrixTransform
December 19, 2022 10:18 am

we have been relentlessly gaslight for nearly three years straight on this issue alone.

thaaats what Im talking ’bout

Zipster
Zipster
December 19, 2022 10:20 am

Australia’s mega-rich in the firing line as politicians propose a new ‘trophy home’ tax to get money out of anyone in a $10million-plus home

followed closely by a trophy wife tax

John H.
John H.
December 19, 2022 10:20 am

DrBeauGansays:
December 19, 2022 at 9:42 am
You might think this is how “science” once worked!

Yes indeed. Dr. John Campbell was fooled by the pro-jab ppl initially, and has been red-pilled by the mounting evidence of government malpractice. The excess mortality rate concerns him and he, rightly, believes it needs investigation. The fact that it is not being investigated urgently feeds suspicions of malign purposes. I’m inclined always to the cock-up theory rather than the malignancy theory, but I’m being pushed towards the malignancy theory by this and other government moves.

It is being investigated. Pubmed, the most accessed biomedical database, has 24,165 results for the string “excess mortality covid”. That is just the published research, there are undoubtedly many studies underway but not published, let alone studies not indexed by pubmed. Campbell and his fellow conspiracy theorists should spend 10 seconds checking their assumptions. A classic case of not believing the first thing that enters our thinking. The bigger problem is they are looking in the wrong place. There is a much more serious issue here that is more likely to cast light on the excess deaths issue than believing that nonsense.

duncanm
duncanm
December 19, 2022 10:24 am

What does a “social media influencer” actually do?

Usually a scantily clad ‘thot’ flogging diet drinks, underwear or swimwear- in Lisa’s case, she’ll need to find something else.

Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
December 19, 2022 10:24 am

Zipstersays:
December 19, 2022 at 10:20 am
Australia’s mega-rich in the firing line as politicians propose a new ‘trophy home’ tax to get money out of anyone in a $10million-plus home

followed closely by a trophy wife tax

So we can safely say that at this stage, no ALP or Greens pollies own homes valued over $10 mill. I bet they have a few investment properties where the cumulative values falls just under that figure though.

Based on their proclivity for changing partners, there won’t be a trophy wife tax either.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 19, 2022 10:26 am

How much do the left hate Jeremy Clarkson??

Enough to be cheerleaders for Meghan Markle.
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/dec/18/jeremy-clarkson-condemned-meghan-column-the-sun

In an article for the paper published on Friday, Clarkson wrote that he loathed Meghan “on a cellular level”. He said he was “dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant, ‘Shame!’ and throw lumps of excrement at her”.

He added: “Everyone who’s my age thinks the same way.”

The comments have drawn widespread condemnation. The comedian* John Bishop tweeted that the remarks were a “blatant appeal to incite humiliation and violence on a woman”.

The presenter** Carol Vorderman tweeted: “NO, Jeremy Clarkson. Not on any level, in any circumstance, is it OK to write this stuff about any woman and absolutely NO to ‘everyone who’s my age thinks the same’.”

The author*** Philip Pullman wrote: “That Jeremy Clarkson can write things like that, and publish them unashamed, tells us all we need to know about the way Rupert Murdoch has poisoned and rotted our public life.”

Clarkson’s daughter**** Emily, who hosts the Should I Delete That? podcast, was praised by many on social media for an Instagram post that said: “I want to make it very clear that I stand against everything my dad said about Meghan Markle and I remain standing in support of those who are targeted with online hatred.”

The comedian***** Dom Joly said he was “literally gobsmacked” at Clarkson’s “utterly vile and disgusting comments”. He added: “What is it about these type of men that triggers them so?”

His fellow comic****** Jason Manford tweeted a photo of an excerpt from the article with the caption: “If you can defend Clarkson in this, then please don’t reply to me, just unfollow and block and move on. We are never going to agree.”
….
Meanwhile, the British social activist******* and chief executive of the Five Foundation, Nimco Ali, wrote: “A young Black woman opens up about her struggle with suicidal thoughts as a result of the abuse she got from the media, and this is how some men in the media react. This is absolutely horrific.”

The Radio DJ and TV host******** Edith Bowman wrote on Twitter: “How is someone able to print such abusive comments in an actual newspaper?”

*Wokescold
** Future “social media influencer”/ Dubai porta potty
*** Flog
**** Ungrateful slag
***** Thats a Guradian approved “comedian”
****** The human centipede of humopur
******* Really puts slavery into context doesnt it…
******** BBC catamite

Clarksons article, which did give me a sensible chuckle.
Note, none of the outrage is over what he says about Ginger, only the Minger.
The start..
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/20782114/harry-meghan-netflix-series-truth/

WE all know in our heart of hearts that Harold Markle is a slightly dim but fun-loving chin who flew Apache helicopter gunships in Afghanistan and cavorted around Las Vegas hotel rooms with naked hookers.

But then along came Meghan, who obviously used some vivid bedroom promises to turn him into a warrior of woke.
nd now it seems that she has her arm so far up his bottom, she can use her fingers to alter his facial expressions.

I actually feel rather sorry for him because today he’s just a glove puppet with no more control over what he says or does than Basil Brush.

Meghan, though, is a different story. I hate her.

Not like I hate Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. I hate her on a cellular level.
At night, I’m unable to sleep as I lie there, grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant, “Shame!” and throw lumps of excrement at her.

Everyone who’s my age thinks the same way.

MatrixTransform
December 19, 2022 10:27 am

Getting at the truth is very difficult

dover
please ban DrBeauGan for trying to infect the OT with common-sense and logic

Zipster
Zipster
December 19, 2022 10:32 am

Perhaps gateway pundit and others should stop feverishly scouring the media for deaths of anyone under the age of 60 and immediately claiming them for the vaccine death roll.

We don’t need to, there is this thing called excess deaths which shows, wait for it, unexpected deaths. When is the government going to investigate rather than launch countless squirrels? why are they not interested? what are they hiding?

When mRNA were first trialled on animals, there was the small problem of the animals dying. I can’t find anything that explains how they surmounted the problem, did they actually?

Anyone who trusts government is a fool.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 19, 2022 10:33 am

A top boss at Channel 10 has told senior staff that the network will not be celebrating Australia Day and suggested that employees come to work instead of taking the day off.

The station’s chief content officer, Beverley McGarvey, pointedly refused to refer to January 26 as Australia Day in an email sent to top editorial and programming staff last week.

Enough. That’s quite enough from these reworkers of our history and traditions.

Ferry races on the harbour, fly pasts of our navy fighter jets and helicopters, replays of the landings of Captain Phillip, a day of bbq’s around the harbour and in countless suburban backyards.
We are Australians and proud of it. Australians ALL. Get lost, Beverley McGarvey and Channel Ten.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 19, 2022 10:35 am

What does a “social media influencer” actually do?

Dubai porta pottys!

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 19, 2022 10:37 am

Alas I am only watching a replay of the final. Monsieur Macron was almost delirious at the Mbappe penalty to tie it at 3 each. I’m sure his erection has dissipated somewhat by now

duncanm
duncanm
December 19, 2022 10:39 am

Greens MP Jenny Leong said wealthy owners went unchecked for too long

what the .. is this supposed to mean?

In the eyes of the greens, (other *) wealthy people are criminals needing prosecution.

* – she’s more than comfortable of the government teat ($194k plus $50-150k electoral allowance) living in Sydney’s inner-west, where the average 3-bdrm home is $1.8M

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 19, 2022 10:40 am

A top boss at Channel 10 has told senior staff that the network will not be celebrating Australia Day and suggested that employees come to work instead of taking the day off.

He forgot to mention that penalty rates would/would not be paid. The decision to work or not might depend on that.

Miltonf
Miltonf
December 19, 2022 10:41 am

Wilkinson peddling Audis eh. Doesn’t Bishop do the same? What a repulsive class of person they must be targeting.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 19, 2022 10:42 am

Everyone who’s my age thinks the same way.

He’s right there. Not in the way he expresses it, which was silly and extreme, but in his exasperation that this media soap opera has gone on for too long and is extremely annoying to people who might see things differently given the wisdom of their years.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 19, 2022 10:47 am

What a repulsive class of person they must be targeting.

Oh yes, indeed, and how wonderful of you to take care to note this here on Catallaxy.

Luckily, we no longer favour an Audi (though Vicki’s hubby still does) and enjoy the Sporty Beamer now instead. Seems we got out just before the axe fell. People who buy and enjoy quality vehicles take so much notice of what some unknown idiot who spruiks them says. Nothing to do with the cars at all./sarc off, for those few here who don’t do irony of any kind.

Dot
Dot
December 19, 2022 10:48 am

Campbell and his fellow conspiracy theorists should spend 10 seconds checking their assumptions. A classic case of not believing the first thing that enters our thinking.

Yes that is true. We didn’t see that from the full court press from the governments and global media though. They just repeated nonsense, even if one week to the next, both or neither could possibly be true.

The bigger problem is they are looking in the wrong place. There is a much more serious issue here that is more likely to cast light on the excess deaths issue than believing that nonsense.

Very curious. Personally I think the opportunity cost of lockdowns was never properly considered.

Dot
Dot
December 19, 2022 10:50 am

Get an Alfa, Lizzie.

Get the Giulia.

Montreal Green.

(I regret to inform you that Montreal Green has been retired.)

Sad.

duncanm
duncanm
December 19, 2022 10:51 am

Tomsays:
December 19, 2022 at 8:56 am
No you haven’t, possibly because he committed suicide and it’s not newsworthy.

Rosie, did you just make that up?

There has been no reporting in any media that I can find about Adam Exton’s cause of death.

And you are the last person I would talk to if I’m trying to establish whether something is true.

Tom – you can read between the lines.
Obituary for Adam states “In memory of Adam, donations can be made to the CMHA , an organization that was very important to him.”

CMHA is the Canadian mental health association

JC
JC
December 19, 2022 10:52 am

The proof of the existence of angels is found in the faces of dogs and cats.

Dogs

Yeah, until they see another dog and try to maul it to death. Wifey called ours a devil angel. He was a complete mess emotionally and walks were terror filled.

Zipster
Zipster
December 19, 2022 10:56 am

It is being investigated. Pubmed, the most accessed biomedical database, has 24,165 results for the string “excess mortality covid”.

let’s look a the actual facts.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=excess+mortality+covid

can’t find anything that attempts to find a cause, just endless papers of people tracking the number of excess deaths.

if we add the word cause we get this
Does COVID-19 vaccination cause excess deaths?

The issue of excess deaths from COVID-19 vaccination is a scientifically difficult question, conditioned by the type of vaccines and the composition of vaccinated people in age and health.8 Although deaths following COVID-19 vaccination had been recorded worldwide, their rates were still much lower than the mortality rates following an outbreak. Vaccination remains the most effective way to prevent severe cases and deaths from COVID-19. Unblocking to resume normal life can only be facilitated by herd immunity with a high coverage of vaccination.

herd immunity with high coverage of vaccination is total bullshit.

no one in their right mind is going to challenge the narrative and still have a career.

duncanm
duncanm
December 19, 2022 10:56 am

10 has just recorded its lowest commercial share since OzTam ratings began with a network share of just 22.1 per cent, well behind its rivals at Nine and Seven.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
December 19, 2022 10:56 am

Wut?!?
The loathsome toad Wilkinson is promoting Audi?
Excuse me while I pop out the front and set fire to the RS6 Quattro.

rosie
rosie
December 19, 2022 10:58 am

Thank you Duncanm.
Tom your animosity is well established.
What a pity people who declare so and so is on my scroll list can’t stick to their commitments.
And no, that doesn’t mean the scrollee has to ignore comments by the alleged scroller.
I’d have thought conservative journalists, even retired ones, were capable of doing a little investigation before jumping to a conclusion based on their own precious narrative.

mem
mem
December 19, 2022 11:00 am

Very curious. Personally I think the opportunity cost of lockdowns was never properly considered.

Today a reporter for The Australian, Remy Varga, has an article that tells us Australia saved $181 billion by having jabs instead of lockdowns. I can’t access the article but I would love to critique the models that underpinned her report!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 19, 2022 11:01 am

Australia’s mega-rich in the firing line as politicians propose a new ‘trophy home’ tax to get money out of anyone in a $10million-plus home

Wealthy homeowners could be taxed more for properties worth over $10million
NSW Greens want to use extra revenue to build public and affordable housing
Greens MP Jenny Leong said wealthy owners went unchecked for too long

In Sydney that is going to hit an awful lot of ‘influential’ people in the Eastern suburbs and lower North Shore. The Teal voters will not be happy. lol.

Inheritance taxes next. That will be for everyone though. Sliding scales likely.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 19, 2022 11:02 am

According to police data, at least 65 minors were arrested in Alice Springs in the three months between September and December, 87 per cent of them Indigenous.

The “Voice” to Parliament will solve all their problems, surely?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 19, 2022 11:02 am

Messing around with the real estate market is like messing around with the energy market.

I can only end in tears.

Dot
Dot
December 19, 2022 11:03 am

Today a reporter for The Australian, Remy Varga, has an article that tells us Australia saved $181 billion by having jabs instead of lockdowns

We had both and that is roughly 10% of one year’s GDP!

rosie
rosie
December 19, 2022 11:03 am

Of all the individual deaths of people who have the slightest level of public profile anywhere in the west people have rushed to proclaim as belated vaxx deaths, without even knowing the persons vaxx status I don’t think even one has been confirmed as a vaxx injury.
And don’t tell me it’s a worldwide cover up, when the deaths of unknowns, such as the 26 year old plumber from New Zealand who died of vaccine caused myocarditis, have been confirmed and reported.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 19, 2022 11:04 am

Rather odd that a Channel 10 manager should promote a viewpoint that would make the average member of the public even less inclined to view their offerings.

Or are they aiming at becoming the Green niche channel, checked out by 9% of the population?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 19, 2022 11:05 am

Inheritance taxes next. That will be for everyone though. Sliding scales likely.

Inheritance taxes were part of the Greens platform for several years – don’t know if they still are.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 19, 2022 11:08 am

I am with Dr B on this.

Remember when Covid was new and we were being pummeled with endless stories about the carnage it wrought, and we were being sensibly sceptical about the provenance and/or probity of the claims? And what claims some of them were! Any one else recall the story of the guy who died in a hospital in QLD, only for it to turn out that he had died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Well, anyone who was dying with covid was being described as dying of covid.

And it then later turned out he tested negative for the virus.

I see the same sort of frenzied reporting of stories again now. Some will be legit – the mRNA vaccines were and are still experimental and there are valid reasons why medicines have to be rigorously tested before being cleared for use on the public at large. And there are corroborating reports of spikes in certain conditions which can lead to death. I am content that I made the right decision in refusing the mRNA vaccines, and when I felt compelled (for compassionate reasons – what Struth calls ‘sophistry’) I made sure to get the non-mRNA vaccine because I felt it was the safer option. And I never even entertained a first thought, much less a second, to the idea of ‘boosters’.

But the constant barrage of links to articles which sometimes, shall we say border on the twilight, is not helping. Quality over quantity please. I have no doubt quality is out there – without having to be so…’out there’.

This is all part of my more general attitude. It is the reason I do not bother with sites like Brietbart where the headlines are designed to fire up outrage in the reader only to find that the story is nowhere near as conclusive or as all-embracing as the headline. Sometimes people with whom I might have an ideological sympathy can nevertheless themselves by susceptible to their own rhetoric. And it would be weird if that was not sometimes the case.

I recall one story linked to here about Biden ‘ordering’ young Castro in Canada to clamp down on the truckers’ convoy. By the second paragraph it had been downgraded to ‘The request from the White House…’. As it went on it was the WH arguing that if the troubles crossed the border it would cost the US billions (these numbers don’t need to be true of course) and the WH offering to coordinate with Canada on a solution.

I have never been in the military, but doesn’t sound like an order to me. Hell, not even like an order in a restaurant because the kitchen has less freedom to say ‘no’.

I still distrust the mRNA vaccines. I still think they were pushed on people by those who paid no heed to possible side-effects – the stuff we are hearing about now. I have no doubt that the big pharma companies exploited the coof and the political class that is supposed to be the people’s advocate instead gleefully became Pharma’s bitches. Well paid, but there really is no way to do what they did and still claim any moral standing.

Well, that’s me.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 19, 2022 11:10 am

Actually, I should perhaps re-write the first line of the above.

I was with Dr B as far as the first part goes. Before I got carried away.

I do not claim to know Dr B would go along with the rest. He may well have a different take.

Dot
Dot
December 19, 2022 11:12 am

In Sydney that is going to hit an awful lot of ‘influential’ people in the Eastern suburbs and lower North Shore. The Teal voters will not be happy. lol.

Inheritance taxes next. That will be for everyone though. Sliding scales likely.

They are running out of our money.

They are running out of the money they print to steal our money.

Even absurd property prices and land rates & “normal” land taxes & stamp duties cannot keep up with this out of control spending.

2.2 mn AUD now for a 4 bed, 3 car home in Kaleen, ACT (a reasonable, but humble ‘burb near Bruce Stadium and Uni of Canberra).

That is simply unsustainable.

Even at an 8% interest rate, the weekly repayments on that loan, with a 20% deposit would be 3,228.56 weekly. For 30 years.

At a current market rate, say of 5.65% with a 10% deposit, it would be 2857.32 weekly.

If we hit 10% mortgage rates with a 10% deposit, the weekly repayment will be 4,343.98 weekly.

There are so many jobs on the ACT judiciary and SES band with the Commonwealth. Everyone else is a GP, specialist or a successful barrister?

At the 17% high water mark, it would be 7,057.09 per week.

If you could afford to repay that after taxes, living expenses and children – you would simply buy elsewhere.

What a crazy market.

Zipster
Zipster
December 19, 2022 11:13 am

Does COVID-19 vaccination cause excess deaths?

looking at table 1, the CDC numbers make no sense what so ever, apparently 7d post vax, ppl are dying at 1/10 to 1/20 the background 7d rate. wow. this is an all cause life saving technology.

how are CDC fiddling the numbers?

Houston, The CDC Has a Problem (Part 2 of 3)
ethical skeptic

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 19, 2022 11:15 am

Get an Alfa, Lizzie.

Get the Giulia.

Montreal Green.

(I regret to inform you that Montreal Green has been retired.)

Sad.

I had an Alfa years ago when I first met Hairy. I was compensating myself for my recent marriage failure. It was a pile of shit, just like my marriage. It got stuck in third gear on the central coast and Hairy impressively drove it back for me without changing gear. I fell in love then, I think. I sold it and put in a new kitchen in my little Lilyfield cottage.

Much later I replaced it with car I liked a lot, a little Holden Astra in British Racing Green.
Best little car out at the time, in the late-nineties, when I packaged it with my salary. I had previously packaged a Commodore but the kids pressed me to get the Astra so they could learn to drive on it.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
December 19, 2022 11:15 am

It goes beyond the vaccine or testing for me now.

It’s the cultural/attitude shift being promoted.
That being that we should treat every single person as though they are carrying a deadly disease until they prove otherwise…

This is yet another step toward the ‘guilty until proven guilty’ system of law.

We are being encouraged to treat each other with suspicion and fear, this only benefits a totalitarian government.

bespoke
bespoke
December 19, 2022 11:16 am

Well, that’s me.

And me, the first battle is confirmation bias.

Dot
Dot
December 19, 2022 11:17 am

Of all the individual deaths of people who have the slightest level of public profile anywhere in the west people have rushed to proclaim as belated vaxx deaths, without even knowing the persons vaxx status I don’t think even one has been confirmed as a vaxx injury.

ACT for example claims a 97% vaccination rate, if there are excess deaths after 2021 then it is logical to presume that COVID vaccination or an unintended consequence of lockdown (or both and other hitherto unknown pre-existing conditions) has killed these people, particularly if they died well before their life expectancy. Furthermore we don’t know their private medical information, but coercing people into medical treatment without regard to that or their consent is wrong (and stupid) too.

If (it is “merely” that) the suicide rate has gone up, well, we said lockdowns were wrong and would likely have costs exceeding the benefits.

Dot
Dot
December 19, 2022 11:19 am

Holden Astra in British Racing Green.
Best little car out at the time, in the late-nineties, when I packaged it with my salary.

A mentor of mine had a Vectra of the same, they were bloody good cars. I wish I bought it off her.

The 2005 era Vectras…ugh…

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 19, 2022 11:20 am

Test

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 19, 2022 11:21 am

Getting at the truth is very difficult, and not helped by the fanatics on either side.

+1000. Also why I checked out of this argument early on. Having been in Asia during earlier pandemics I used the earlier responses as a yardstick and are still amazed at what just transpired.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 19, 2022 11:24 am

ACT for example claims a 97% vaccination rate

Also proclaims itself as the gayest place in Oz, according to the ABC. Thanks Buddha we’re over the border!

Zipster
Zipster
December 19, 2022 11:28 am

And don’t tell me it’s a worldwide cover up, when the deaths of unknowns, such as the 26 year old plumber from New Zealand who died of vaccine caused myocarditis, have been confirmed and reported.

it’s a fact, all western countries have the same model of oversight, funded by big pharma.

apparently if they reluctantly admit one death or a few, apparently that proves that the cover up doesn’t exist.

one simple fact, why is the government not in the slightest bit interested in excess deaths? you would think they would be rushing to investigate. but no, not only are they not investigating they are pretending there is nothing to see. that is the give away.

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 19, 2022 11:30 am

David Beckham claims the Qatar World Cup “has the power to be a force for good” after defending his $272 million deal to be the face of the finals.

The ex-England captain broke his silence in response to being called out by comedian Joe Lycett.

Lycett protested against Beckham’s $27.2 million-a-year agreement to be an ambassador for the emirate.

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 19, 2022 11:30 am

He went viral for his money-shredding stunt last month after he issued an ultimatum to Beckham for the Qatar deal, where homosexuality is illegal.

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 19, 2022 11:31 am

If Beckham did not pull out of the deal, Lycett said he would shred £10,000 ($18,187).

It was later revealed that Lycett had in fact donated it to an LGBTQ+ charity.

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 19, 2022 11:34 am

So it seems the ultimate pretty boy has been getting a lot of money to keep quiet on Qatar’s human rights record. Stunning and brave.
I wonder if Becks wore a 600k euro rainbow Rolex?

rosie
rosie
December 19, 2022 11:34 am

The age-standardised mortality rate for Australia decreased between 2012 (554 per 100,000 people) and 2021 (507 per 100,000 people), ACT Health stated. The ACT’s age-standardised mortality rate has decreased over time; it fell from 479 per 100,000 in 2020 to 464 per 100,000 people in 2021. Rates for 2022 are not yet available.

One might conjecture that any vaccine related increase in ACT mortality would manifest when people were being vaccinated in large numbers, ie in 2021
at the Canberra Weekly

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 19, 2022 11:34 am

Sounds like a grift

Rewiring Australia plan to electrify households, cars moves a step closer

The electrifying agenda has been criticised as being a subsidy for the rich due its high upfront costs.

But maybe the biggest win of all would be the Australian government using something like a loan guarantee to help every Australian household afford to buy these things that are expensive upfront but cheap to run on renewable electricity.”

Crunching the numbers

The average cost of converting a home and cars to run on solar-generated electicity is about $100,000.

“You will be saving $3,000 to $4,000 a year, maybe up to $5,000 a year in your total costs of energy,” Dr Griffith said.

“So over the lifetime of those vehicles, over the lifetime of those appliances that household will actually save money.

“And it’s inflation proof because you are putting it on finance, so you are going to have fixed costs of energy for 20 years going forward.

“As opposed to the variable fossil fuel prices which is causing the current inflation challenge and will continue to do so with even a higher volatility into the future.”

areff
areff
December 19, 2022 11:36 am

Rather odd that a Channel 10 manager should promote a viewpoint that would make the average member of the public even less inclined to view their offerings.

Imagine the untapped market 10 could tap if it broke with the Left’s monopoly control of all other mainstream media outlets.

I can’t imagine CBS would ask a humungous sum for the basketcase network.

If only Gina were to hunt up some small change from the crack in the sofa. Sigh.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 19, 2022 11:37 am

Black Ball:
December 19, 2022 at 11:20 am

Test

Straight off the soccer and into the cricket.

You are a sports hound, BB.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 19, 2022 11:38 am

Sounds like the Libs are drawing the exact opposite conclusion that they should be doing.

Senior Liberal Dan Tehan demands party implement recommendations from damning internal review immediately as he argues it ‘can change’ for next election (Sky News, 19 Dec)

A damning review into the Liberals’ disastrous election defeat has suggested the party has failed to represent Australian local communities while one senior frontbencher argues the Coalition can change its culture ahead of the next federal poll.

The review is expected to also highlight the party’s lack of female and ethnic representation which was borne out by the two key groups abandoning it at the last election.

No mention of stupid net zero in the story, nor their abandoning the base.
Bye Libs, you are a zombie party.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
December 19, 2022 11:39 am

A classic case of not believing the first thing that enters our thinking. The bigger problem is they are looking in the wrong place. There is a much more serious issue here that is more likely to cast light on the excess deaths issue than believing that nonsense.

I don’t think John Campbell is committed to an hypothesis, he just wants an honest investigation, as do I. And the large number you asserted were ongoing were, as zipster pointed out, not doing this at all.

I have seen calls in the UK parliament for such an investigation, but have not heard of any government response. The belief that the increase in mortality is not connected with vaccines is as irrational as the conviction that it is.

The reluctance of government in the UK to respond may be explained by the colossal guilt it would imply for the mandators if it should turn out that vaccines are in part responsible for excess mortality; one does not have to be unduly cynical to suspect that an objective investigation might be feared by government in case it produced a damning result.

Black Ball
Black Ball
December 19, 2022 11:39 am

Love my sport Mother Lode lol.
My parents pushed me into any sport going, along with my brother. Gave us structure and discipline but also the friendships gained through sport will last me my lifetime.

alwaysright
alwaysright
December 19, 2022 11:40 am

One might conjecture that any vaccine related increase in ACT mortality would manifest when people were being vaccinated in large numbers, ie in 2021

And one might be very wrong. e.g. let’s say it contains a slow working toxin, that takes 10 years to kill you.

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, obvious and
wrong.

h/t somebody

Vicki
Vicki
December 19, 2022 11:41 am

one simple fact, why is the government not in the slightest bit interested in excess deaths? you would think they would be rushing to investigate. but no, not only are they not investigating they are pretending there is nothing to see. that is the give away.

This is palpably true. But the silence is also perpetrated by the media. On the other hand, if you search the medical journals there are actually research papers on known adverse reactions.

I have an unusual number of friends you currently have significant joint pain. OK – they are in an older age group. But their medical practitioners seem unable to pinpoint the problem and these are occurring in joints that were previously unaffected. All have had MRIs but no read advice from the medicos. I also noted that a medico on Jo Nova’s blog is seeing a big increase in patients with these sorts of problems & he speculated that they may be related to the vaccines.

As a result, I googled “synovitis mRNA vaccines” – & lo and behold quite a number of articles in medical journals on the relationship. Mind you, there are also articles on the connection between Covid infection and joint problems. I suspect the culprit is the spike protein which is common to both original infection and the vaccines.

Zipster
Zipster
December 19, 2022 11:44 am

One only has to look at the ivermectin debacle to see the sordid influence of big pharma. Ivermectin was shown to be effective early on and the governments squashed it universally. on what basis? on the basis of an FTX funded trial. the same FTX that “donated” $40m to the demonrats and is the largest ponzi scheme in history.

Big pharma came out with its own version of ivermectin, paxlovid. Both are CL3 protease inhibitors. That is, it prevents the furin site cleavage from working that allows the virus to enter cells. Sell entry blocked by both ivermectin and paxlovid. The furin site is an insert to the ccp virus and is patented by moderna. No other coronavirii have this insert. odd.

The key difference we need to focus on is that paxlovid can be sold at AUD1000 a 5 day course whereas ivermectin is $20 and can’t be patented.

Pfizer has raked in $20b of profits from paxlovid to date.

Ivermectin was banned here on the basis that it would cause a shortage and ppl with scabies in the outback might miss out. Are you fucking kidding me!?!?!?!?

If you can’t see that this is global in your face corruption, then you are a mindless sheep.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 19, 2022 11:44 am

I can’t imagine CBS would ask a humungous sum for the basketcase network.

If only Gina were to hunt up some small change from the crack in the sofa. Sigh.

The biggest difficulty would be dealing with the staff. Remember when Gina was going to buy into Fairfax? The cost in payouts for cutting out the lefty infections would be stupendous. And even they must realise they can’t all migrate to the ABC (which is where lefty ‘talent’ goes to die).

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 19, 2022 11:44 am

Getting at the truth is very difficult, and not helped by the fanatics on either side.

Oh, man.

Preach it.

Jorge
Jorge
December 19, 2022 11:49 am

Reading about Carnarvon above and watching an extended report on the Alice last night has made me think we’re seeing northern Australia turning into a no go zone. It’s an insurrection, though that gives it a false dignity. It’s more of an evil, self destructive tantrum.
An aboriginal woman working with young people in Alice Springs said that they were all suicidal. They had no hope for a future. Sounds right but her response doesn’t help: blame whitey.
Spend 35 bill. Great result.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 19, 2022 11:50 am

Matt Kean is effectively the Premier and Dom a figurehead. Been that way for a while IMO. However Kean is much more visible recently, more so than Dom.

I’ll go out on a limb but if the Libs pull a rabbit out of the hat and win, Kean will challenge within the year.

Bar Beach Swimmer
December 19, 2022 11:56 am

AUSTRALIA
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Inside the life of Paramount’s local boss Beverley McGarvey

Welcome to Quick Q – Monday Media’s weekly Q&A series dedicated to finding out more about the personalities that matter most in the Australian media landscape.

Every week The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age asks key figures across corporate media, business, sport, federal politics, radio, television and culture to answer a series of questions about their lives, careers, hobbies and news habits.

This week’s conversation is with Beverley McGarvey, executive vice president and chief content officer at Paramount Australia and New Zealand. Paramount is the owner of Network 10.

How did you get your big break?

When I was in my late 20s, I had ambition and confidence beyond my experience level. I was tormenting my CEO in Dublin when I was head of programming for a director of programming role. He gave me one, but it was in New Zealand which was obviously quite far from Dublin. But it was a brilliant experience. I worked with talented and creative people. I also met some lovely Australians which ultimately led me to where I am now.

What are daily news media habits?

They are not ideal! I wake up and get the news on my phone from a range of sources. I keep across what is going on all day in the same manner but with my TV on as well. I watch our news and The Project offerings on 10 Play at the end of the workday before getting updates again on my phone.

Your guilty streaming pleasure?
Guilded Age on Paramount+.

What did you want to do when you grew up?
I wanted to be a TV researcher as I read an article about them in a BBC magazine and it sounded extremely interesting.

What was your first job?
I worked in a fruit and vegetable shop when I was 14, but my first media job was as a runner in the newsroom in UTV (ITV) in Belfast.

Facebook or Instagram?
Neither, really, but if I had to choose one, then it would be Instagram.

Recommend a podcast…
I listen to audiobooks. I like the longer narrative arcs in books compared to podcasts. I listen to audiobooks every evening and am currently listening to The Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger. My podcasting listening tends to be news-based and topical.

What’s one vice you wish you could give up?
Scrolling!

The song that’s always on high rotation?
Currently, the soundtrack to Encanto.

What are you reading?
James Cordon’s autobiography May I Have Your Attention Please.

Favourite movie of the past decade?
LaLa Land but I also love a Bond movie of any kind!

Top of your sporting bucket list?
Superbowl, for the sheer scale and spectacle.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
You have two ears and one mouth so listen twice as much as you talk.
I wouldn’t say I am completely competent acting on this advice yet, but I do think it is very valuable advice. I say it to my children often.

What are the three things you couldn’t live without?
Because you’ve asked me about things not people: my phone, a decent coffee first thing in the morning and my Dyson Airwrap. I could, of course, live without all these things, but life would be a little less pleasant.

Not even an Aussie.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 19, 2022 12:02 pm

…blame whitey. Spend 35 bill. Great result.

We’re now not ever likely to see an end to the lawlessness that plagues many northern towns and cities, where “indigenous violence” is a key feature.

Main reason being the police and legal system are just a rotating door, and there is no deterrent at all to being lawless. In fact, there’s a reward system in gaining approval from a peer group.

Zipster
Zipster
December 19, 2022 12:03 pm

But maybe the biggest win of all would be the Australian government using something like a loan guarantee to help every Australian household afford to buy these things that are expensive upfront but cheap to run on renewable electricity.”

it now costs more to charge an EV in Norway than to fill up a normal car. let that sink in.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 19, 2022 12:05 pm

if the Libs pull a rabbit out of the hat and win

Nil chance of that.

I’m fairly sure the base detests Kean and Photios. NSW has exhausting ballots so the disillusioned righties will vote for PHON or SFF or someone then won’t give preferences. Now I suspect that AEC lefties would not be averse to surreptitiously adding a number or two to exhausting ballots, but that will be towards the ALP not the Libs.

Add that the teal types dislike Perrottet and the lockdowns and vax mandates pissed off anyone who was ground under the heel of the medical jackboot and the election won’t even be close.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
December 19, 2022 12:05 pm

rosiesays:
December 19, 2022 at 11:34 am
The age-standardised mortality rate for Australia decreased between 2012 (554 per 100,000 people) and 2021 (507 per 100,000 people), ACT Health stated. The ACT’s age-standardised mortality rate has decreased over time; it fell from 479 per 100,000 in 2020 to 464 per 100,000 people in 2021. Rates for 2022 are not yet available.

One might conjecture that any vaccine related increase in ACT mortality would manifest when people were being vaccinated in large numbers, ie in 2021
at the Canberra Weekly

I would rather look at non Guv’ment figures/analysis and here is some puzzling stuff from American Life Insurance Companies. Since this has been reported, there has been a lot more puzzling stuff being ‘discovered’. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Mysterious excess deaths in 18 to 64 year olds –

https://joannenova.com.au/2022/07/mysterious-excess-deaths-in-18-64-year-olds-life-insurance-companies-paying-out-a-lot-more-in-2021/

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
December 19, 2022 12:07 pm

The belief that the Pfizer and Moderna jabs have occasional adverse effects is reasonably well established and hardly surprising. The belief that these jabs have occasionally caused death is reasonably well supported. As is the belief that there is generally an abnormally high level of excess mortality since the jabs were started.

The hypothesis that these jabs are responsible for much of the excess mortality is a bit of a stretch atm, but it is not lunatic. I want to know if it is a credible explanation. And I have seen very little hard evidence either way, and no evidence that governments anywhere are much concerned. And they should be. My cynical explanation of why they aren’t pursuing the matter, if true, makes things worse. It says that the governments think they might have been killing ppl and don’t want us to find out the truth in case they have.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 19, 2022 12:09 pm

Im at the stage where Im fairly dismissive of any ‘suddenly dies” stories. Mistrust and verify.
But Im completely dismissive of anything reported by the media/phara/Government. Just assume they are lying all the time.

No “trusted source on the internet” disregarded bodily autonomy – the absolute core value of medicine – in order to make me comply with a government dictate.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 19, 2022 12:10 pm

Top Endersays:
December 19, 2022 at 11:04 am
Rather odd that a Channel 10 manager should promote a viewpoint that would make the average member of the public even less inclined to view their offerings.

Or are they aiming at becoming the Green niche channel, checked out by 9% of the population?

Too late, Their ABC has the green niche covered.

Roger
Roger
December 19, 2022 12:11 pm

Main reason being the police and legal system are just a rotating door…

The magistrates, yes…but the police?

I should inagine they’re thoroughly sick of the revolving door.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 19, 2022 12:11 pm

After a tumultuous first few weeks, new Twitter chief executive and owner Elon Musk is asking users on the social media platform if he should step down.

The billionaire has abided by previous Twitter polls that asked whether he should reinstate the accounts of suspended journalists, and whether to reinstate former US President Donald Trump, and is now conducting a poll about the future of his own leadership.

“Should I step down as head of Twitter?,” Mr Musk wrote in a tweet on Monday morning.

“I will abide by the results of this poll.”

What’s his game here?

Dot
Dot
December 19, 2022 12:12 pm

One might conjecture that any vaccine related increase in ACT mortality would manifest when people were being vaccinated in large numbers, ie in 2021
at the Canberra Weekly

That’s not unreasonable but you are begging the question with regards to my conjecture.

1. Are there excess deaths?
2. What is the cause?
3. It could be opportunity costs of lockdowns.
4. SADS didn’t exist before mass COVID vaccination. At least it never made headlines.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 19, 2022 12:13 pm

Bernardi haters scroll on by!

Don’t need an invitation but thanks anyway. There should be more of this.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 19, 2022 12:17 pm

followed closely by a trophy wife tax

Cards will be accepted at the Cottesloe Boatshed.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 19, 2022 12:17 pm

It says that the governments think they might have been killing ppl and don’t want us to find out the truth in case they have.

These ‘vaccines’ did kill people, that was recognised in the vaccine death rate (many vaccines do have these, but they are rare as rare). The issues now are was the death rate higher in the immediate post-vaxx period, and even more significantly, is there any ongoing death rate that is due to these jabs? The first issue may be resolved to some extent by further analysis of available statistics which contain good health data along with this search for a coterminous effect; the second issue is ongoing and unlikely to ever be completely resolved as so many intervening health factors are involved over an ever extending time scale.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 19, 2022 12:17 pm

Black Ballsays:
December 19, 2022 at 11:31 am
If Beckham did not pull out of the deal, Lycett said he would shred £10,000 ($18,187).

It was later revealed that Lycett had in fact donated it to an LGBTQ+ charity.

Much the same thing, but shredding it might possibly have been less harmful.

Roger
Roger
December 19, 2022 12:17 pm

The hypothesis that these jabs are responsible for much of the excess mortality is a bit of a stretch atm, but it is not lunatic.

Given that the preponderance of excess deaths is in the older age groups, I’m leaning towards the impact of lockdowns on those with diabetes & heart disease, cancers not detected early enough for effective treatment and residents in nursing homes going without adequate nutrition and social interaction. A couple of gerontologists have been game enough to point to the latter on th ebasis of their clinical experience over the last two years (interviewed on the ABC even).

Lysander
Lysander
December 19, 2022 12:18 pm

NSW has exhausting ballots

Do you need a lay down after you’ve filled one out? 😛

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 19, 2022 12:19 pm

Dr B – The big problem is that data collection is now so corrupt that you almost always have to believe the side the government is repressing.

I don’t believe the data that governments have been recording because there’s been a vast number of reports of pressure on medical people NOT to record vax injury, and the medical fraternity has been terrified out of its collective wits. We’ve all seen stories of GPs and specialists who have been persecuted for dissent. Which implies the dissenting view is the true one.

Same of course in the climate arena – just ask Peter Ridd. (It’s still amazingly cool here at the Cafe: no global warming is in evidence today, at least.)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 19, 2022 12:22 pm

Main reason being the police and legal system are just a rotating door, and there is no deterrent at all to being lawless. In fact, there’s a reward system in gaining approval from a peer group.

A relative worked in the juvenile justice system. Detention was no deterrent – plenty of good food, clean beds, plenty of sport, you caught up with “the rest of the mob” and you’d fulfilled one of the rites of passage by being there.

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 19, 2022 12:23 pm

Zipstersays:
December 19, 2022 at 11:44 am
One only has to look at the ivermectin debacle to see the sordid influence of big pharma. Ivermectin was shown to be effective early on and the governments squashed it universally. on what basis? on the basis of an FTX funded trial. the same FTX that “donated” $40m to the demonrats and is the largest ponzi scheme in history.

Is the bolded bit confirmed?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 19, 2022 12:24 pm

Heres another of those little casualties of the Covid thuggery and stupidity that will never be reported.

One child patient has been diagnosed (late) with autism, ticks nearly all the boxes etc.
But in some of her maladaptive social responses are a bunch related to the covid directives.

The spastic covid rules provided them with “structure” and rules they could use to navigate life.

Congratulations Chief health officers/idiot/evil politicans, you have effectively taught a child who will already have some difficulty navigating life some maladaptive rules to make it even harder.

Roger
Roger
December 19, 2022 12:25 pm

Not even an Aussie.

Not even very bright.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 19, 2022 12:28 pm

Be an interesting Parliament of liquorice allsorts then Bruce.

Main reason being the police and legal system are just a rotating door, and there is no deterrent at all to being lawless. In fact, there’s a reward system in gaining approval from a peer group.

This. A notorious soft touch magistrate suffered from aboriginal crime last year but reportedly has not affected her soft touch. Authorities have been more heavy handed with vigilantism so it is very much underground now. Dunno about the solution now, apart from a period of heavy handed sentencing instead of housing at Townsville slamming them up at Etna Creek or Lotus Glen well away from their clans. That would mean taking on the bench though which would take spine, something certainly absent in the LNP.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 19, 2022 12:29 pm

Do you need a lay down after you’ve filled one out?

Have you seen the length of them? A stiff drink is certainly in order for the walk home.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 19, 2022 12:29 pm

Sudden Arythmic Death Syndrome has always existed, circa 4000 adult deaths yearly in the US. Many different types of arythmia.

Also, when an adult dies suddenly there can be many causes, not just cardiac issues, though obviously with death the heart stops beating.
Underlying cancers causing clots, for instance, and many other ‘hidden’ conditions that manifest in death. It is not any sort of clear cut field for analysis. In my view, Covid and/or the Covid vaxxes may be precipitating variables – in some cases, given some conditions, and given that all other factors are equal across a study population (which of course they mostly are not).

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 19, 2022 12:31 pm

Boambee Johnsays:
December 19, 2022 at 12:23 pm

Not right, they did chuck money in, but it wasnt until after that study was already published.

Lysander
Lysander
December 19, 2022 12:36 pm

I was in Carnarvon about six weeks ago. Besides feeling weird at being the only whitefella in Woolies, I found it, generally, okay.

The only two odd things were (some) kids walking the streets and riding motorbikes on a school day and I did not spot an indigenous fella over my three days there. They could be fifo but dunno… was odd.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
December 19, 2022 12:38 pm

I think there is no doubt that if any government tried to introduce a vaxx today with the track record of the Covid vaxxes (all of them) that such a vaxx wouldn’t pass the first stage of testing. The withdrawal of the Swine Flu vaxx tells that story. It was the ’emergency’ conditions that allowed this international Covid Vaxx jab fest to proceed as it did.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
December 19, 2022 12:45 pm

Rather odd that a Channel 10 manager should promote a viewpoint that would make the average member of the public even less inclined to view their offerings.

Just bringing the programs people demand
G0 straight to 45 seconds, click X and erase from your memory.

Top Ender
Top Ender
December 19, 2022 12:45 pm

… the police? I should inagine they’re thoroughly sick of the revolving door.

They might be, but they’ve been made part of the problem now. A lot of the time they simply have to take any juvenile miscreants “home” rather than lock them up for the night – which might have been a bit of a deterrent.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 19, 2022 12:49 pm

it… beautiful…

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/12/16/suspended-keith-olbermann-switches-to-dogs-account-to-rant-about-elon-musk/
Yesterday Keith Olbermann was among lefty journo types who were suspended after tweeting out an account that was providing real-time information about the whereabouts of Elon Musk’s plane (the account sending out the info was also suspended).

Lol – insane Keith Olbermann is using his dog’s account to cry about @elonmusk suspending him. ??? https://t.co/d2lyteI6cq

— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) December 16, 2022

Dude is now speaking through his dogs account lol @elonmusk I think you broke him. https://t.co/YoRarxyn9T

— NothingToSeeHere (@Liberty17766) December 16, 2022

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
December 19, 2022 12:51 pm

Lysander.

If the modus operandi is the same as NQ over west, the little turds use the cover of darkness and hit multiple residences in a suburb a night. They’ll usually pick easy targets too.

Daytime they are probably sleeping.

JC
JC
December 19, 2022 12:51 pm

Hey Dot

The Fed is basically targeting for 23.

.5% Real GDP
4% Nominal GDP

That’s a soft landing!

https://www.themoneyillusion.com/

Zipster
Zipster
December 19, 2022 12:52 pm

The ACT’s age-standardised mortality rate has decreased over time; it fell from 479 per 100,000 in 2020 to 464 per 100,000 people in 2021. Rates for 2022 are not yet available.

the vax was rolled out in march. there is a delay in uptick of excess deaths. and there is a downward spike in deaths from lack of health care and early detection in 20 and 21. so nothing can be drawn from these figures until we get the 22 numbers. anyone attempting to draw conclusions from these is a useful idiot or complicit.

JC
JC
December 19, 2022 12:53 pm

If it looks like no US recession, US stocks particularly the financial will go ballistic on the upside, but not yet.

alwaysright
alwaysright
December 19, 2022 1:02 pm

“I will abide by the results of this poll.”

He cancels the account of those who vote against him.
Simples.

Roger
Roger
December 19, 2022 1:07 pm

A lot of the time they simply have to take any juvenile miscreants “home” rather than lock them up for the night – which might have been a bit of a deterrent.

That’ll be due to a government directive.

Pogria
Pogria
December 19, 2022 1:11 pm

I believe Carnarvon residents need to resort to the three S’s to sort their problem. I wouldn’t be surprised if it starts happening soon.

struth
struth
December 19, 2022 1:14 pm

You poor sick buggers.

You are finding the truth hard to find because you are in denial.

It’s smacking you in the face and bowling you over like the children dying of strokes….another 6 year old in Canada died of get this….a flu related stroke after having Myocarditis. ..also now apparently caused by the flu.
You, like her parents don’t want to know the truth….actually will never tolerate the truth… and that is why the evil twisting and poo pooing done by the likes of Frau notafan is tolerated.

Roger
Roger
December 19, 2022 1:14 pm

Not even an Aussie.

Not even very bright.

Mind you, if the purpose of Channel 10 atm is to run at a loss for its American owners, she could be just the ticket.

amortiser
amortiser
December 19, 2022 1:15 pm

Ed Case says:
December 18, 2022 at 4:44 pm
Trimble played a Test, but got a duck.
He led an Australian 11 to New Zealand in 1969, but the Rep Matches aren’t classed as Tests.

Ed comes on here and makes assertion after assertion and here he does it again.
Sam Trimble never played a test for Australia. The closest he came was 12 th man in the West Indies in 1965.

If he comes back and said he was referring to his son, Glen he would be wrong again. Glen Trimble didn’t play a test either. He played 2 ODIs and didn’t make a duck there either.

Ed has committed another shocker which is par for the course.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Pogriasays: December 19, 2022 at 1:11 pm
I believe Carnarvon residents need to resort to the three S’s to sort their problem. I wouldn’t be surprised if it starts happening soon.

Two of the S’ are “Shower” & “Shave”.
Clearly I’m not up to date with the 21st century “3 x S”

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
December 19, 2022 1:33 pm

Good interview of Tim Robbins the Shawshank actor by Russell Brand. Caught part of it on YouTube but full interview on Rumble. Tim in studio with Russell.

Tim explains how initially he was in favour of the lockdowns etc but as time went by changed his mind. Said in USA was very political but joining in a protest in UK made him realise protesters were not as portrayed in the media.

Zipster
Zipster
December 19, 2022 1:33 pm
Speedbox
December 19, 2022 1:35 pm

Shy Ted says:
December 19, 2022 at 12:45 pm

Looks like a clown. And those hairy legs – made me laugh out loud.

(More broadly, that person is a picture of everything that is wrong with the West.)

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
December 19, 2022 1:35 pm

A father, son and grandson go out to the country club for their weekly round of golf. Just as they reach the first tee, a beautiful young blonde woman carrying her bag of clubs approaches them. She explains that the member who brought her to the club for a round of golf had an emergency which called him away and asks the trio whether she can join them.

Naturally, the guys all agree. Smiling, the blonde thanks them and says “Look, fellows, I work in a topless bar as a dancer, so nothing shocks me anymore. If any of you wants to smoke cigars, have a beer, bet, swear or tell off-colour stories or do anything that you normally do when playing a round together, go ahead. But I enjoy playing golf, consider myself pretty good at it, so don’t try to coach me on how to play my shots”.

With that the guys agree to relax and invite her to drive first. All eyes are fastened on her shapely behind as she bends to place her ball on the tee. She then takes her driver and hits the ball 270 yards down the middle, right in front of the green.

The father’s mouth is agape. “That was beautiful” he said. The blonde puts her driver away and says “I really didn’t get into it and I should have faded it a little”.

After the three guys hit their drives and their second shots (she was closest to the pin) the blonde takes out a nine iron and lofts the ball within five feet of the hole. The son says “Damn, lady, you played that perfectly”. The blonde frowns and says “It was a little weak. I’ve left a tricky little putt”.

After the son buries a long putt for a par, dad two putts for a bogey and granddad overruns the green with his pitching wedge, chips back and putts for a double bogey, the blonde taps in the five-footer for a birdie.

The guys all congratulate her on her fine game. She puts her putter back in the bag and says “Thanks, but I really haven’t played much lately, and I’m a little rusty. Maybe I’ll really get into this next drive”.

Having the honours, she drives first on the second hole and knocks the hell out of the ball, and it lands nearly 300 yards away smack in the middle of the fairway. And for the rest of the round she continues to amaze the guys, quietly and methodically shooting for par or less on every hole.

When they get to the 18th green, the blonde is three under par, but has a very nasty 12-foot putt on an undulating green for a par. She turns to the three guys and “I really want to thank you all for not acting like a bunch of chauvinists and telling me what club to use or how to play a shot, but I need this putt for a 69 and I’d really like to break 70 on this course. If any one of you can tell me how to make par on this hole, I’ll take him back to my apartment, pour some 25-year old Royal Salute Scotch in him, fix him dinner and then show him a good time the rest of the night”.

The yuppie son jumps at the thought. He strolls across the green, carefully eyes the line of the putt and finally says “Honey, aim about 6 inches to the right of the hole and hit it firm. It will get over that little hump and break right into the cup”.

The father kneels down and sights the putt using his putter as a plumb. “Don’t listen to the kid, darlin’. You want to hit it softly 10 inches to the right and run it left down that little hogback, so it falls into the cup”.

The old grey haired grandfather walks over to the blonde’s ball on the green, picks it up and hands it to her. “That’s a gimme, sweetheart. Your car or mine?”

Remember, age and treachery will triumph over youth and skill every time!

P
P
December 19, 2022 1:36 pm

Gray Connolly
@GrayConnolly
·
3h
Vanity, or even its temptation, like idolatry, is a universal human sin, but while I would usually say lawyers & former judges online have done the most to damage public trust in their profession, now, I am not so sure. Medicos generally, too.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
December 19, 2022 1:37 pm

Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

– Arthur Schopenhauer

Pogria
Pogria
December 19, 2022 1:46 pm

Aw Salvatore,
you know the ones that end with shovel and shut up!

Lysander
Lysander
December 19, 2022 1:47 pm
Jorge
Jorge
December 19, 2022 1:48 pm

Northern Australia is like our Gaza Strip. If they could get missiles they’d be firing them at the southern capitals.

There is no dealing with this kind of resentment. You can only try to keep it at a safe distance.

Roger
Roger
December 19, 2022 1:49 pm

QLD Police Wants “Anti-Vax, Sovereign-Citizen, Conspiracy Theorists” De-platformed From Social Media

Um, yeah…they might, but that’s not a QPOL representative, it’s union chief Ian Leavers.

Oh come on
Oh come on
December 19, 2022 1:49 pm

insane Keith Olbermann is using his dog’s account to cry about @elonmusk suspending him.

Like Kathy Griffin tweeting through her dead mother’s account when she was shitcanned. These celebrity pinheads threaten to leave but are totally addicted and will do the online equivalent of fellating strangers in train station bathrooms to get their fix.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Roger says: December 19, 2022 at 1:49 pm

QLD Police Wants “Anti-Vax, Sovereign-Citizen, Conspiracy Theorists” De-platformed From Social Media

Um, yeah…they might, but that’s not a QPOL representative, it’s union chief Ian Leavers.

One thing about cops, serving or retired, is they cannot get enough regulation & always want more.
They’re at odds with two basic basic principles; Freedom & self-determination.

Something to keep in mind when at any public meeting involving police input. These bastards want you in bed with a hot mug of Horlick’s by 6pm each night, and your typical day to be one that makes Dilbert look like “Action man”.

Lysander
Lysander
December 19, 2022 1:54 pm

Interesting read that you don’t hear about here in Oz:

https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3203277/why-chinas-belt-and-road-plan-facing-threat-jihadist-terrorism

(I didn’t realise there was an ISIS terror attack on Chinese last week)…

Roger
Roger
December 19, 2022 1:59 pm

One thing about cops, serving or retired, is they cannot get enough regulation & always want more. They’re at odds with two basic basic principles; Freedom & self-determination.

I mentioned on the weekend that a few academics involved in criminology and police training are actually have a fairly mature discussion about how police & authorities react to Wieambilla.

The upshot is that a reactionary response from governments and tooling police up with more military gear is not the way to go. Indeed, it will simply reinforce the narrative.

Lysander
Lysander
December 19, 2022 2:01 pm

WA’s first tropical cyclone on the horizon:

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDW60281.shtml

Although it looks like it will peter* out…

(*did y’all Cats know the term “peter out” comes from the apostle and reference to rocks/mining?)…

Lysander
Lysander
December 19, 2022 2:04 pm

Roger (and others)
I’m wondering why we haven’t heard about the mother of the shooters? It’s all been about their “pastor dad.” Who and/or where is the mum? Even if she’s “not around” for any reasons… would that help explain something….?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 19, 2022 2:06 pm

Keith Olbermann is using his dog’s account to cry about @elonmusk suspending him.

I can’t recall him going to the mat when Twitter banned New York Post. Hundreds of journos, not just five lil’ doxies.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 19, 2022 2:08 pm

Feminist ‘Body-Positivity’ activists have arrived in Russia Attacking an art gallery exhibition in St Petersburg by throwing ‘acne cream’ at a 200 year old painting

How are they with an AK-47? I’m sure Vlad needs extra people at the front line.

Roger
Roger
December 19, 2022 2:13 pm

Roger (and others)
I’m wondering why we haven’t heard about the mother of the shooters? It’s all been about their “pastor dad.” Who and/or where is the mum? Even if she’s “not around” for any reasons… would that help explain something….?

I believe she’s fairly recently deceased, Lysander.

The key to the whole thing seems to be Gareth Train, who held sway over his wife and more recently his brother. Some comments from former neighbours in Camooweal suggest a very disturbed personality while his wife was described by one as “an alternative type of unit” who once suggested putting feral kids in a hole and shooting them. Needless to say, trouble seemed to follow them wherever they went, which might explain why they moved so often.

Lysander
Lysander
December 19, 2022 2:16 pm

Thanks Roger – I haven’t followed it very closely… I caught five minutes of A Current Affair (why, don’t ask!), and all they did for the entire five minutes was bag Christianity…

(I should’ve remembered they’re the same producers who still haven’t issued any apology on the Pell pile-on)…

Roger
Roger
December 19, 2022 2:21 pm

Thanks Roger – I haven’t followed it very closely… I caught five minutes of A Current Affair (why, don’t ask!), and all they did for the entire five minutes was bag Christianity…

Funny that…I wonder how they’ll report the next Quran inspired atrocity?

(Rhetorical question!)

P
P
December 19, 2022 2:22 pm

Kari Lake
@KariLake
·
1h

“I identify as a proud election denying deplorable.

And my pronouns are I/Won.”

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
December 19, 2022 2:43 pm

For those with an interest in Vax mandates Club Grubbery on Saturday interviewed one of the Qld cops stood down over his Vax stand.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
December 19, 2022 2:46 pm

Cause Unknown: The Epidemic of Sudden
Deaths

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

In his new book, “Cause Unknown: The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 and
2022,” former BlackRock fund manager Edward Dowd details data showing the
COVID shots are a crime against humanity

– Insurance industry research in 2016 concluded that group life policyholders die at
one-third the rate of the general U.S. population, so they’re the healthiest among
us. Group life policyholders are those employed with Fortune 500 companies,
who tend to be younger and well-educated
– In 2020, the general U.S. population had higher excess mortality than group life
holders, but in 2021, that flipped. Ages 25 through 64 of the group life
policyholders suddenly experienced 40% excess mortality, compared to 32% in
the general population. In short, a far healthier subset of the population suddenly
died at a higher rate than the general population
– American disability statistics are equally revealing. In the five years before COVID,
the monthly disability rate was between 29 million and 30 million. After the
COVID jabs, the disability trend changed dramatically. As of September 2022,
there were 33.2 million disabled Americans — an extra 3.2 million to 4.2 million
— a three standard deviation rate of change since May 2021
– Since May 2021, the overall U.S. population has experienced an 11% increase in
disabilities, while the employed — which is about 98 million out of a total
population of about 320 million — experienced 26% increased rate of disability.

So, something was introduced into the workforce that caused working age people
to die

A Red Pill for Christmas

A great feature of “Cause Unknown: The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 and
2022” is that it’s not going to overwhelm you with complex statistical analysis. It’s a
simple read with lots of pictures and graphs. It also includes QR codes to references
so you can rapidly confirm them.

“Everything I sourced,” Dowd says. “It’s a powerful book. It’s a book that I hope
changes the marginal mind … I think it makes a great Christmas gift for the
family member who doesn’t see the reality we see and, again, it’s coming from
a Wall Street guy, laid out as an investment thesis. You can disagree, but all the
stuff that I put in the book is sourced and the data is the data …

What we don’t do in the book is we don’t get into the who and why. We don’t
want to assault someone’s worldview, but the data’s so compelling, we do say
at the end of the book … ‘There’s a cover-up going on and malfeasance.’
Jessica Rose, Ph.D., said in an interview with me, and I put her quote in the
book, ‘Some things are worse than death.’ The most acute adverse reaction is
death. But there are other ones that can make your life pretty miserable for a
long, long time, and also make other people’s lives miserable that have to take
care of you.

When you think about labor statistics, if there’s someone in the house that’s
disabled severely, the person who’s not disabled loses work hours and work
weeks taking care of that person, taking them to hospital visits, what have you.
Also, think about the hospital infrastructure that’s going to be overwhelmed,
especially with the health care workers who were mandated to take all these
jabs. We’re going to have a health care crisis, whether you know it or not.
It’s coming, and you’re not going to have access to health care … That’s why I
think people need to look at holistic health themselves and get as healthy as
possible right now … Do what you can outside the medical system because soon
it’s not going to be there for you.”

duncanm
duncanm
December 19, 2022 2:49 pm

The other key is the current wife of Nathaniel. She presumably has a much clearer insight into the brothers and ex-wife, from a possibly more sane and objective position.

Lysander
Lysander
December 19, 2022 2:50 pm

Lol (in a kinda sick way): There were 190 approved requests for euthanasia in WA in 2021/22.

80 died before receiving the “treatment”

cohenite
December 19, 2022 2:54 pm

56% of the votes on twatter want Elon to stand down as head of the shit-pile. He must have realised this would happen given the way the bots and lefties operate.

alwaysright
alwaysright
December 19, 2022 3:02 pm

56% . Is that democrat counted or is it real numbers>

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
December 19, 2022 3:05 pm

For those with an interest in Vax mandates Club Grubbery on Saturday interviewed one of the Qld cops stood down over his Vax stand.

Solzhenitsyn remarked that if enough ppl in the soviet union had had the courage to take a stand, the state would have been unable to repress them. Same in Nazi Germany, no doubt, and same here.

At least one Queensland cop made a stand. They ain’t all bad.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 19, 2022 3:08 pm

Test

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
December 19, 2022 3:14 pm

A Scottish couple took in an 18-year-old girl as a lodger. She asked if she could have a bath, but the woman of the house told her they didn’t have a bath, although if she wanted to, she could use a tin bath in front of the fire.

“Monday’s the best night, when my husband goes out to darts” she said. The girl agreed then to have a bath the following Monday.

After her husband had gone to the pub for his darts match, the woman filled the bath and watched the girl get undressed. She was surprised to see that the lass didn’t have any pubic hair.

She mentioned this to her husband when he came home.

He didn’t believe her, so she said “Next Monday, when you go to darts, leave a little early and wait in the back garden. I’ll leave a gap in the curtains so you can see for yourself.

“So the following Monday, while the girl again got undressed, the wife asked “Do you shave?” “No” replied the girl. “I’ve just never grown any hair down there. Do you have hair?” “Oh, yes” said the woman, and she pulled up her nightdress and showed the girl that she was most generously endowed in the hair department.

The girl finished her bath and went to bed.

Later that night, when the husband came in, the wife asked him “Well, did you see?” “Yes” he said “but why the hell did you have to show her yours”. “Why are you worried about that?” she said. “You’ve seen it often enough”. “I know” he said “but the darts team hadn’t!”

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
December 19, 2022 3:15 pm

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.

– Robert Frost

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 19, 2022 3:18 pm

Trump channeling is inner Yoel Roth

But the main attraction, obviously, was Trump.
He received a standing ovation after delivering an enthusiastic affirmation of gay rights not often heard in the GOP.

“We are fighting for the gay community, and we are fighting and fighting hard,” the former president and 2024 candidate said. “With the help of many of the people here tonight in recent years, our movement has taken incredible strides, the strides you’ve made here is incredible.”

Charles Moran, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, challenged other 2024 hopefuls to also say they are willing to fight for gay rights.

“I just heard a Republican candidate for president stand up and say he is willing to fight and I challenge every other Republican to make the same pledge Donald Trump made tonight,” Moran said.

“I’m going to hold all candidates to that same standard,” he added in a later interview. “We’re really at a place now where we’re going to have an open election and there are going to be other Republicans running, and we have a responsibility to look at the entire Republican field.”

Moran and his group worked behind the scenes to build support for the Respect for Marriage Act and brought at least four GOP members of Congress on board. He noted that House Republican Majority Whip-elect Tom Emmer is an ally of the group and wants to proactively engage on legislation.

A primary legislative goal for Log Cabin Republicans is the “Restore Honor to Servicemembers Act,” which would provide an opportunity for those dishonorably discharged under “Don’t ask, don’t tell” to have their discharge status changed.

Dot
Dot
December 19, 2022 3:20 pm

JC says:
December 19, 2022 at 12:53 pm
If it looks like no US recession, US stocks particularly the financial will go ballistic on the upside, but not yet.

Hopes and prayers to those long in BTC and gold.

Pray for printing.

Put it in your FB profile.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
December 19, 2022 3:27 pm

Channel 10 aka Freaks R Us. Why do they bother?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
December 19, 2022 3:27 pm

Keith Olbermann is using his dog’s account to cry about

Sounds like a variation on Son of Sam.

johanna
johanna
December 19, 2022 3:31 pm

They are getting desperate:

The World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled unvaccinated people a “major killing force globally” in a new campaign being promoted on social media.

The WHO is promoting a new video that targets “anti-vaccine activism” by blasting those who choose not to be vaccinated for supporting “anti-science aggression.”

The video features pediatrician and vaccine advocate Dr. Peter Hotez who laments the “devastating impact of misinformation and disinformation” regarding Big Pharma’s Covid shots.

Hotez goes on to link the so-called “anti-science aggression” of people who refuse the Covid vaccines to “far-right extremism.”

The professor continues by making several unsupported claims that “anti-vaccine activism” now “kills more people” than terrorism, gun violence, and several other crimes.

He then alleges that “anti-science” has become a “political movement.”

The WHO is now one of the most anti-health organisations on the planet.

Paid for by you and me and taxpayers all over the globe.

Note that Trump is the only Western world leader in modern history to deny funding and support to the UN and its tentacles.

johanna
johanna
December 19, 2022 3:35 pm

Oops, h/t Shy Ted at Adam’s.

Despite the scoffers here, a few Kittehs are regular lurkers there, not least because of Ted’s and PerryJ’s excellent jokes and japes. 🙂

Lysander
Lysander
December 19, 2022 3:47 pm

A new report by the Actuaries Institute, the country’s peak actuarial body, has revealed the “three alternative futures” that Australia could face, describing the scenarios as “all plausible and all with vastly different outcomes for Australians”.

Alarmingly, the institute reveals that “all three scenarios are bleak, resulting in a significant recession sometime over the next 15 years”.

FFS, even I could predict a recession in the next 15 years… probably even in the next two…

Zipster
Zipster
December 19, 2022 3:48 pm
Lysander
Lysander
December 19, 2022 3:49 pm
Kneel
Kneel
December 19, 2022 3:52 pm

“And it’s inflation proof because you are putting it on finance, so you are going to have fixed costs of energy for 20 years going forward. “

Oh, right – the “fixed” cost of electricity, which is projected to increase, what was it, 50% or so next year? After the previous 50% increase. And the one before that. Because of renewables – because the marginal cost without the “carbon credits” and renewables “stealing” supply is still the same as it was 10 years ago.
Or does he mean a fixed cost of zero, because you wont have electricity?
And you are financing it at a time when interest rates are rising.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 19, 2022 3:54 pm

Gray Connolly @GrayConnolly
Vanity, or even its temptation, like idolatry, is a universal human sin, but while I would usually say lawyers & former judges online have done the most to damage public trust in their profession, …

Not sure about that. Outside Victoriastan ( and the ACT) I would say public confidence in the court system is still OK. I’m sure duk will have an opinion but you’re still better off than in 197os Wran NSW or Johs Qld at any time. Activist judges have always and will always be a problem.

Lysander
Lysander
December 19, 2022 3:55 pm

Apologies if already posted but this is moronic:

Melbourne councils are chopping down trees and removing vegetation from footpaths to make way for Australia Post’s new environmentally friendly fleet of electric delivery vehicles.

JC
JC
December 19, 2022 4:04 pm

Apologies if already posted but this is moronic:

Melbourne councils are chopping down trees and removing vegetation from footpaths to make way for Australia Post’s new environmentally friendly fleet of electric delivery vehicles.

St Kilda Road was perhaps one of the nicest boulevards in the world. They’re turning the leftside side access road into a tightly squeezed one lane, removing the carparking and adding permanent partitioning for a bike lane. They’re destroyed it. I reckon 30% of car parkparking in the city is now gonseky having made the changes during covid. This city is becoming a leftist hovel.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 19, 2022 4:05 pm

The World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled unvaccinated people a “major killing force globally” in a new campaign being promoted on social media.

I thought that was Putin.

Oz contribution is $5M based on GDP and $35M voluntary contribution

Bill & Melinda Foundation volunteers $750. This is more than the US second only to Germany at $1.3B

alwaysright
alwaysright
December 19, 2022 4:09 pm

This city is becoming a leftist hovel.

has become
has become

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
December 19, 2022 4:19 pm

The WHO is now one of the most anti-health organisations on the planet.

Yep. And one of the most fascist.

Lead UK Lockdown Advisor Jeremy Farrar Promoted To Be WHO’s Chief Scientist (18 Dec)

Former SAGE member Jeremy Farrar, one of the most influential pro-lockdown advisors in the United Kingdom and considered by some to be akin to the UK’s Anthony Fauci, has been given a major promotion to become Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization, one of the most powerful positions at the WHO alongside its director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Farrar is currently director of the Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s most influential nonprofits and largest investors in vaccines, with countless billions in offshore funding and close ties to the Gates Foundation.

Shortly after Xi Jinping enacted the strictest lockdown in history in Wuhan, China, and long before that lockdown produced any results, Farrar echoed his new boss, Tedros, in praising China for “setting a new standard for outbreak response.”

Even China is now moving away from Farrar’s kindly way of doing things. One volk, one reich, heil Farrar!

Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
December 19, 2022 4:19 pm

Zyconoclastsays:
December 19, 2022 at 4:05 pm
The World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled unvaccinated people a “major killing force globally” in a new campaign being promoted on social media.

Who would they be killing? The vax is safe and effective so the vaxxed can’t be dying of covid. If it is other un-vaxxed then, what is the worry?

Hmm, curioser and curioser.

duncanm
duncanm
December 19, 2022 4:20 pm

Melbourne councils are chopping down trees and removing vegetation from footpaths to make way for Australia Post’s new environmentally friendly fleet of electric delivery vehicles.

Jesus wept. You would hope the morons at Aus Post could write a cogent sentence, but no.

Australia Post has changed delivery mode and now are using electric delivery mode due to the dimensions.

All your base are us!

duncanm
duncanm
December 19, 2022 4:20 pm

Sorry, that should be “All your base are belong to us!”

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 19, 2022 4:24 pm

Saw an interesting example of the leaf blower and LGA mindset today. I go through a park that was massively overplanted with London Plane trees about 20 years ago. It was handed over the a certain LGA once all the blocks were sold who actually do a pretty good job of maintaining it (albeit with residents paying a surcharge on their rates for the privilege). Today the path was 3 inches deep in leaves dropped with the heat, not even the main deciduous drop. These were dutifully blown to the side – till this afternoon’s sea breeze.

JC
JC
December 19, 2022 4:26 pm

I once experienced turbulence almost like this. It felt like the plane was yawing at one stage and the wings were going to be ripped off. It’s terrifying.

At least 36 people – including children – are injured on Hawaiian Airlines flight: Passengers from Arizona ‘crash into plane’s ceiling’ and are knocked unconscious during turbulent ‘mass emergency’

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 19, 2022 4:26 pm

Shot

Melbourne councils are chopping down trees and removing vegetation from footpaths

Countershot
https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-melbourne/sustainability/Pages/cooling-our-city.aspx

Urban areas are usually warmer than their rural surroundings, creating what is known as the ‘urban heat island effect’. As cities continue to grow, vegetation is lost and surfaces are paved or covered with buildings, which absorb and radiate heat.
As part of our commitment to the Paris Climate agreement, to limit global temperature rise to under 2°C by 2050, we are working towards cooling our city. One way we are doing this is through greening projects, such as tree planting. Our goal is to plant 3000 trees in Melbourne every year to increase the resilience of the urban forest and to cool our city by 4°C.

Trees and vegetation can cool our cities by providing shade, reflecting sunlight and by releasing moisture into the air through their leaves in a process called transpiration. We want to see more greening in Melbourne in order to grow our urban forest.
https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/policy-and-strategy/planning-for-melbourne/plan-melbourne/cooling-greening-melbourne

Expect to see “itS GettING HoTTer in MelBourtnE!!!!” headlines in about 3 years.
Blamed on manbearpig, as usual.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 19, 2022 4:27 pm

The demise of the used postie bike is something to be lamented. My old man had one on the farm for poking around till he sold the place. Still managed to come off it a few times.

JC
JC
December 19, 2022 4:28 pm

My old man had one on the farm for poking around till he sold the place.

What, he was delivering post to the cattle?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
December 19, 2022 4:30 pm

As an ex-postie mate said about the bikes – All tourque and no action.

cohenite
December 19, 2022 4:30 pm

Votes against Elon now 56.3%.

I hope he’s got a plan. Maybe he’ll replace himself with Trump.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 19, 2022 4:34 pm

As an ex-postie mate said about the bikes – All tourque and no action.

Pretty much pin the throttle and sit back for the ride. Could get a bit sketchy on gravel and sand.

JC
JC
December 19, 2022 4:35 pm

Cronkite

He can’t run it as he’s busy with too much stuff going on. With the right settings it could mostly be run on autopilot. I’d be happy to run it for free. He needs to add streaming allowing for something resembling Apple TV + . Done properly, he could turn it into a terra cap. I’d love to get my hands on it fire more of those arseholes. I’d run it for free with a balloon payout at the end of three years.

Zipster
Zipster
December 19, 2022 4:36 pm

Amazon FIRES All Male Directors From Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power!

calling all lesbians

JC
JC
December 19, 2022 4:37 pm

I’d run a daily meeting of all the heads and demand at least 20 well known leftwingers who we’d have to ban each day. I’d be gunning for the Kenyan and his husband.

Zipster
Zipster
December 19, 2022 4:38 pm

The World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled unvaccinated people a “major killing force globally” in a new campaign being promoted on social media.

the reality is 180degrees different. the vaxed are a major breeding ground for variants, due to not preventing infection and not preventing transmission.

H B Bear
H B Bear
December 19, 2022 4:39 pm

The streets are about the last place you can grow any sort of decent tree, much improved with underground power removing the need for the ridiculous pruning you used to see. Luckily some LGAs are starting to use some decent eucalypts.

Tom
Tom
December 19, 2022 4:39 pm

Channel 10 aka Freaks R Us. Why do they bother?

They’re doing a splendid job. Their assignment is to make sure Network 10 loses money for its US owners by committing the commercial suicide of targeting millenials as its audience*.

Making sure almost no-one watches it (like the ABC) is part of their assignment.

Welcome to the upside-down world of tax-loss accounting.

*Millenials don’t buy (or watch) anything unless it’s free. Targeting millenials is suicide for a TV network. That’s why Australia’s only profitable TV networks, 7 and 9, target the lucrative 25-54 age group, who actually buy the stuff their advertisers advertise, unlike stingy milennials.

JC
JC
December 19, 2022 4:40 pm

I’d ban this lying rancid turd in a heartbeat.

Breaking911
@Breaking911
REP. SCHIFF: “We’ve got a big problem right now with social media companies and their failure to moderate content and the explosion of hate on Twitter, the banning of journalists on Twitter. […] If you’ll be responsible moderators of content, we will give you immunity.”

duncanm
duncanm
December 19, 2022 4:40 pm

cohenitesays:
December 19, 2022 at 4:30 pm
Votes against Elon now 56.3%.

I hope he’s got a plan. Maybe he’ll replace himself with Trump.

I have a feeling he’s done 90% of what he needs to, and wants to get back into space fun.
1/ Boot out the useless lefties and do-nothings
2/ get the focus on delivery of service and innovation
3/ uncover malfeasance by the USA alphabet agencies.

He can guide the rest from the board with an appropriately chosen executive.

JMH
JMH
December 19, 2022 4:40 pm

Votes against Elon now 56.3%.

Presuming the figures are accurate, I’d suspect Musk has a cunning plan, that being “forced” to step into the shadows, thus getting out of the limelight and promote a front man. All the crap with doxxing his family could be behind this move.

cohenite
December 19, 2022 4:41 pm

If I ran twatter I’d have one compulsory nude day a week.

duncanm
duncanm
December 19, 2022 4:41 pm

Zipstersays:
December 19, 2022 at 4:36 pm
Amazon FIRES All Male Directors From Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power!

calling all lesbians

I thought the eye of Sauron looked familiar.

m0nty
December 19, 2022 4:42 pm

Cats during the Trump era: actually Trump is playing eleven-dimensional chess, it may look like he’s a stumbling dumbarse who got lucky but really he is a mastermind

Cats during the Musk era: actually Musk is playing eleven-dimensional chess, it may look like he’s a stumbling dumbarse who got lucky but really he is a mastermind

JC
JC
December 19, 2022 4:43 pm

cohenite says:
December 19, 2022 at 4:41 pm

If I ran twatter I’d have one compulsory nude day a week.

Just males, right? You’re “dis-interested” in female bodies.

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