Open Thread – Weekend 14 Jan 2023


Girl at a Sewing Machine, Edward Hopper, 1921


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Cassie of Sydney
January 16, 2023 8:38 pm

“Marry me. Marry me just to make that exact cheesecake.”

I will, soon polygamy will be legal. But we’ll have to have a rock solid prenuptial agreement, I want 75%.

“Only Jewish gals can make decent cheesecake like the one I had the other night. Otherwise, it’s just cultural appropriation.”

Correct.

bons
bons
January 16, 2023 8:38 pm

We had a pretty good harvest this year, not ‘maison secondaire’ at Port Douglas, but good enough.
But my SA grain grower inlaws are acting like a teenager after a successful Friday night, or kids on the last day of term.
Given that SA grain growers are born with a genetic depression, I was forced to look at what they were ranting about.
Their offtake claims are extraordinary and well beyond anything on the historical graphs.
Question for the Vic graingrowers. Are you also experiencing this nivana?

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
January 16, 2023 8:38 pm

As someone up thread suggested statista is using incomplete data.
People have 60 days to register, for starters.

The birth rate for Australia in 2022 was 12.244 births per 1000 people, a 1.28% decline from 2021. The birth rate for Australia in 2021 was 12.403 births per 1000 people, a 1.26% decline from 2020. The birth rate for Australia in 2020 was 12.561 births per 1000 people, a 1.25% decline from 2019.

According to macrotrends.
Not to mention of there was a vaxx effect 2021 wouldn’t have been a baby boom year, would it?

It may be ‘incomplete data’
I’ll allow an additional 30 days on top of your 60 for birth registration.
That gives 90 days or 3 months roughly.

Assuming we take 1/4 away from the statistical average (300k) we still end up with 225k

If the data is 3 months out of date, we should still have 225,000 registered birthsfor 2022…

Assuming that, we can say that 2022 will top out around 100,000 once the remaining 3 months come in…

So, that’s still a 66% drop from that statistical average.

Original question remains, what caused this???

Crossie
Crossie
January 16, 2023 8:40 pm

What’s with the new line-up on Sky News? Why did they get rid of Rita Panahi and Rowan Dean?

calli
calli
January 16, 2023 8:42 pm

Lol Cassie. Them’s fightin’ woids!

Cassie of Sydney
January 16, 2023 8:42 pm

“What’s with the new line-up on Sky News? Why did they get rid of Rita Panahi and Rowan Dean?”

They haven’t. They’re still doing Outsiders and I suspect they’ll be doing other things for Sky.

Frank
Frank
January 16, 2023 8:42 pm

I always like a sheila with a flat tummy; it means when you go ut to dinner with them they won’t be pinching your chips.

You take your ladies out to dinner at places that serve chips?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 16, 2023 8:43 pm

Question for the Vic graingrowers. Are you also experiencing this nivana?

Well, they are eating pizza with Vaginian ham, so you be the judge.

Roger
Roger
January 16, 2023 8:44 pm

… lots of lamb, particularly crumbed lamb cutlets (when lamb was cheap and the staple of the Australian kitchen)

Tell me about it.

After leaving home I didn’t eat lamb for c. 10 years!

JC
JC
January 16, 2023 8:44 pm

Plas

I’d wait. We’re two weeks into 23. The pubes are enjoying their summer and don’t forget they work from home these days which means productivity would be down 95% from already appalling levels. Give it to June.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
January 16, 2023 8:46 pm

This is so Cool.

Matilda the Musical – set to Rob Zombie.

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/fwunBHUwJlk

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 16, 2023 8:47 pm

Question for the Vic graingrowers. Are you also experiencing this nivana?

Western Australian growers certainly are. High prices of diesel and fertilizer have been compensated for by a well above average yield, and locking in when prices were high.

JC
JC
January 16, 2023 8:49 pm

Good for you bons. Make heaps of money.

Delta A
Delta A
January 16, 2023 8:52 pm

Cassie and I should have a cheesecake-off. Followed by chicken soup.

May I claim a late entry with my Spanish Basque burnt cheesecake? Oh, and Father Delta’s chicken noodle soup, made from home-made chicken stock and fat, home-made noodles. Worth getting sick for.

JC
JC
January 16, 2023 8:53 pm

Just so people don’t get the wrong idea. I hardly ever have dessert. Possibly once a week if that.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
January 16, 2023 8:55 pm

Cassie and I should have a cheesecake-off. Followed by chicken soup.

When you can get remotely close to a Japanese baked cheesecake then have a bake off

rosie
rosie
January 16, 2023 8:57 pm

Statista have got incomplete data, I gave the delay in registrations as part of the problem.
The Australian government website says the change is from 1.66 to 1.65 21 to 22
Macrotrends also shows a slight decline consistent with the decline over the last ten years.
And I pointed out if you are going to blame the vax then there should have been a decline in 2021 too.

calli
calli
January 16, 2023 8:57 pm

We’re fighting over increasing your waistline, JC.

Carpe, that thread was fun. Maccas in Japan, Megan and the grinch meets Santa . Wolfman did the Thing last week. As I recall, it didn’t consume James the engine.

calli
calli
January 16, 2023 8:58 pm

Japanese cheesecake….mmmmm. Can do.

Roger
Roger
January 16, 2023 8:59 pm

Cassie and I should have a cheesecake-off. Followed by chicken soup.

When you can get remotely close to a Japanese baked cheesecake then have a bake off

I think you have a theme for the next NSW Cats get together!

Crossie
Crossie
January 16, 2023 9:04 pm

calli says:
January 16, 2023 at 8:01 pm
Dot is pining for orange tiled coffee tables, bean bags and fondue parties.

I don’t think he’s old enough to remember them.

rosie
rosie
January 16, 2023 9:04 pm
JC
JC
January 16, 2023 9:05 pm

I think you have a theme for the next NSW Cats get together!

I’m sure Liz will host it., that is if doesn’t come back in a cyrovac bag fully frozen.

I can’t believe she dragged the poor dude to Lappland in the middle of freaking winter.

Robert Sewell
January 16, 2023 9:07 pm

The Beer Whisperer:

I could fix just about any problem, but they would never let me because I might actually fix their problems. And they’d be out of work. And they can’t have that!

So could I.
Cut off the sit down money. It’s what is killing the Aboriginals.
Welfare kills – we’ve known that for decades, but we just keep paying the Danegeld to the Big Men and wonder why things don’t improve.
I truly bloody despair for the kids and women who exist under this system of patronage – they are doomed for privation and abuse even before they’re born. And the people making the money out of them are aware of the cost but don’t give a shit. The biggest oppressor of the Aboriginal peoples is the Aboriginal Industry – with our blessing.

Roger
Roger
January 16, 2023 9:08 pm

I can’t believe she dragged the poor dude to Lappland in the middle of freaking winter.

What?

I cant believe she went there!

Cassie of Sydney
January 16, 2023 9:09 pm

“I’m sure Liz will host it., that is if doesn’t come back in a cyrovac bag fully frozen.

I can’t believe she dragged the poor dude to Lappland in the middle of freaking winter.”

LOL…..Lizzie and Hairy are marvellous hosts. As for Lappland, they’re intrepid adventurers.

Crossie
Crossie
January 16, 2023 9:10 pm

Cassie of Sydney says:
January 16, 2023 at 8:42 pm
“What’s with the new line-up on Sky News? Why did they get rid of Rita Panahi and Rowan Dean?”

They haven’t. They’re still doing Outsiders and I suspect they’ll be doing other things for Sky.

That’s a relief.

calli
calli
January 16, 2023 9:10 pm

I’m off to the Arctic Circle this December. To see the northern lights, like the little penguin. Dressed like the Michelin Man. Aurora borealis or bust.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 16, 2023 9:10 pm

Vegan activist Tash Peterson pleads guilty to trespassing after disruptive Perth Royal Show protest
Claire SadlerThe West Australian
Mon, 16 January 2023 2:31PM

Notorious vegan activist Tash Peterson was captured outside court donning her “End the Animal Holocaust” shirt just moments after pleading guilty to trespassing at the Perth Royal Show, where she locked herself to a cattle judging ring.

She made her latest appearance in Perth Magistrates Court on Monday to face charges relating to her protest at the Perth Royal Show on September 26.

In a video posted to her social media channels soon after the protest, Ms Peterson and a friend appear to lock themselves to a fence surrounding a cattle judging ring — saying animals there were “judged based on how palatable their bodies look”.

Peterson told her social media followers she “disrupted the abhorrent ‘Royal’ Agricultural Show” which she said, “glamourises animal slavery, abuse and murder”.

She was subsequently arrested and charged with trespass and disorderly behaviour in public.

JC
JC
January 16, 2023 9:11 pm

Roger

You get 2.5 seconds of sunlight a day there at this time of year-that is if there’s no cloud.

calli
calli
January 16, 2023 9:11 pm

The motto is “Don’t die wondering”.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 16, 2023 9:14 pm

The new Brit legislation aimed at targeting extinction rebellion protesters will not be used on them.
They’ll use the new laws on punters protesting something the establishment doesn’t agree with.
You can see this a mile off.

JC
JC
January 16, 2023 9:15 pm

I’m off to the Arctic Circle this December. To see the northern lights, like the little penguin. Dressed like the Michelin Man. Aurora borealis or bust.

Just go to the light show in the Melbourne botanical gardens this winter. Some difference.

Reminds me
I saw a small dead penguin in the Port Philip Bay about a week ago. I never seen them in the bay and didn’t think they came in. It was close to the heads though.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 16, 2023 9:18 pm

I truly bloody despair for the kids and women who exist under this system of patronage – they are doomed for privation and abuse even before they’re born

Gary Johns summed it up well in his book “The Burden of Culture,” Aboriginal children, with mobile phones and access to the Internet, are locked into a Stone Age culture, while the rest of Australia moves through the 21st Century.

Crossie
Crossie
January 16, 2023 9:18 pm

calli says:
January 16, 2023 at 9:10 pm
I’m off to the Arctic Circle this December. To see the northern lights, like the little penguin. Dressed like the Michelin Man. Aurora borealis or bust.

I got to see the most spectacular northern lights display in Prince George, British Columbia when visiting family there in 1991. It was mid-August and I simply walked out of the house after dark, looked up and there it was. The most beautiful shimmering green curtains that went on and on. I tried taking photos but my camera was hopeless.

Been there two more times but no more shows.

Vagabond
Vagabond
January 16, 2023 9:19 pm

I have however, an aversion to grown women dressing and speaking like little girls. I haven’t met one yet that I could trust. Long experience has taught me to be wary.

Oh how true!! Grown women who talk baby talk are particularly dangerous especially when they are trained professionals who should know better. I also speak from bitter experience.

Bluey
Bluey
January 16, 2023 9:20 pm

Had two crates marked as short barrel AK47’s turn up at work today. Was bitterly disappointed.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

calli says: January 16, 2023 at 9:10 pm
I’m off to the Arctic Circle this December. To see the northern lights, like the little penguin. Dressed like the Michelin Man. Aurora borealis or bust.

Half yer luck.
They’re fantastic. There’s nothing quite like it & they’re very difficult to describe.
No photo can give an inkling of what they’re like, or even a video.

Hope you actually get to see the lights – they can be a bit fussy about when & how well they show themselves.

JC
JC
January 16, 2023 9:26 pm

Huh

The little penguin population are one of the most famous species in the Port Phillip Bay and has become one of Melbourne’s most popular tourist hotspots, drawing crowds of up to 3,000 people a night.

cohenite
January 16, 2023 9:29 pm

I will, soon polygamy will be legal. But we’ll have to have a rock solid prenuptial agreement, I want 75%.

I hope you like cheroots and chinos because that’s where he’s wealth is wrapped up.

John H.
John H.
January 16, 2023 9:29 pm

callisays:
January 16, 2023 at 9:10 pm
I’m off to the Arctic Circle this December. To see the northern lights, like the little penguin. Dressed like the Michelin Man. Aurora borealis or bust.

There is a wonderful train trip in Norway that you might be interested in …

https://upnorway.com/journeys/hop-on-the-arctic-circle-express-train

cohenite
January 16, 2023 9:31 pm

You take your ladies out to dinner at places that serve chips?

Yep; but definitely no fries.

Dot
Dot
January 16, 2023 9:33 pm

Dot is pining for orange tiled coffee tables, bean bags and fondue parties.

Yes.

Yes I am.

JC
JC
January 16, 2023 9:33 pm

I hope you like cheroots and chinos because that’s where he’s wealth is wrapped up.

Oh yeah, I’m the one with bad taste.

Cassie of Sydney
January 16, 2023 9:40 pm

The new Brit legislation aimed at targeting extinction rebellion protesters will not be used on them.

Yep.

They’ll use the new laws on punters protesting something the establishment doesn’t agree with. You can see this a mile off.”

Yep.

Zipster
January 16, 2023 9:42 pm

Hydrogen Will Not Save Us. Here’s Why.
Sabine Hossenfelder

00:00 Intro
00:49 Hydrogen Basics
03:39 The Hydrogen Market
06:04 The Colours Of Hydrogen
12:11 Water Supply
13:34 The Cold Start Problem
14:05 Rare Metal Shortages
15:55 Hydrogen Embrittlement
16:45 Summary

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 16, 2023 9:45 pm

Cassie:
Now my darling mother, at the ripe old age of 83, loves to tell me that she’s over cooking, not that that stops her from buying a pressure cooker

Yes. My old mum a few decades back insisted in buying a “slow cooker” into which she would cram a chicken carcase and other stuff, producing something eatable in the end.

What was remarkable about it all was that she was a product of Britain in the 1930s, which meant in her 20s she was cooking in the 1950s, which seemed to mean boiling everything to death – including Brussels sprouts – and then forcing the kids (including me) to eat it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 16, 2023 9:45 pm

JCsays:

January 16, 2023 at 8:53 pm

Just so people don’t get the wrong idea. I hardly ever have dessert. Possibly once a week if that.

But three (3) helpings when you do, right.

Robert Sewell
January 16, 2023 9:51 pm

Indolent:

Climate Activism Isn’t About the Planet. It’s About the Boredom of the Bourgeoisie | Opinion

What on Earth happened to Newsweek?
That is a damn fine article, unlike the usual crap they publish.
Mind you, they’re jumping on the “Biden Is Out”bandwagon with a speed that is quite unusual.

Frank
Frank
January 16, 2023 9:54 pm

I tried to buy a pressure cooker last week. Only ones available were low pressure which sort of negates the idea in the first place. They had glass lids and the locking mechanism looked suspect. Apparently the fundies like to use the steel ones to make bombs with loads of nails and other explodey bits. I like to think proper pressure cookers haven’t been disappeared as a result.

JC
JC
January 16, 2023 10:00 pm

This family is all class.

Hunter Biden asks judge to STOP his estranged daughter, 4, born to Arkansas stripper from taking his surname by claiming doing so would rob youngster of ‘peaceful existence’

Hunter Biden made the request on January 6 after the child’s mother Lunden Roberts filed to have 4-year-old Navy’s last name changed to Biden
Roberts, 31, said the Biden name is ‘synonymous with being successful’, but Hunter claims it will cause the little girl serious problems
The petition was filed after Hunter asked for child support payment adjustments
The Biden family, including Hunter, reportedly never met Navy, who was born in August 2018 to Roberts, a stripper at a club that Hunter used to frequent
Hunter Biden asked for a judge to deny his estranged four-year-old daughter born to a stripper from taking his surname, claiming that doing so would rob the child of a ‘peaceful existence.’

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 16, 2023 10:01 pm

No limit on bullets for illegal firearms

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Bullets for guns that have been banned since 2003 are being ­imported and sold using a legal loophole allowed by the federal government, which experts warn is fuelling the black-market ­ammunition trade.

Dozens of handguns were outlawed in 2003 after a licensed ­pistol owner opened fire in a ­Monash University tutorial room in October 2002, killing two ­people and wounding five more.

But even though it is illegal to import, possess or own those guns, the specific ammunition is still legally being brought into the country and sold at licensed gun shops.

The Australian Federal Police Association has urged the Albanese government to close the loophole and outlaw the importation of the bullets, which include .25 calibre bullets for the automatic Colt pistol.

AFPA president Alex Caruana said states and territories should also introduce strict limits on the amount of ammunition that can be bought, so it can’t be stockpiled in massive quantities or on-sold to unlicensed gun owners.

“There’s no upper limitations (in many jurisdictions) to how much you can buy, and potentially they can buy ammunition that other people have firearms for – unlicensed – that are off the books, to supply the grey market with this ammunition,” he said.

“What the federal government had an opportunity to do at the time (in 2003) was to say ‘If the firearm is prohibited, let’s prohibit the ammunition’. But it never did. And since then, no one’s bothered to go back and look at the loopholes that exist.”

Independent senator for the ACT David Pocock is also calling for the federal government to close the loophole, saying that he has personally lobbied Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus.

“The recent tragedy in Queensland has highlighted the need to continue the firearms ­reforms commenced by the Howard government almost three decades ago,” Senator Pocock said, referring to the fatal ambush of two police officers and a neighbour who were shot dead at a ­remote property at Wieambilla, west of Brisbane, last month.

“I support the AFPA’s call for a national firearm registry, as well as prohibiting the importation of ammunition for firearms that are banned in Australia.”

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

But even though it is illegal to import, possess or own those guns, the specific ammunition is still legally being brought into the country and sold at licensed gun shops.

Perhaps Senator Flog & his flogger mates could investigate who is purchasing this legally imported & legally sold ammo?
Try buying through legit channels ammo for a firearm you don’t legally own.

Something for Senator Flog & his flogger hangers-on to reflect upon.

Digger
Digger
January 16, 2023 10:24 pm

Further to the above, would be interesting to know why BigPharma largely chose mRNA rather than the tried and tested mode of vaccine delivery that offers them far better fine tuning and quality control?

I expect the biggest driver was the $ billion/s offered by Trump to have a vaccine before the election… mRNA was sitting in a drawer looking for a purpose and big pharma money had been hit hard by medicine price reduction policies of the Trump regime..

A perfect storm and subsequent payback…

cohenite
January 16, 2023 10:25 pm

Apparently the source of all of hazza’s problems is he only got 2 sausages for brekkie while willy got 3. Probably also the source of all of markle’s as well; although we may be talking about different types of sausage.

Robert Sewell
January 16, 2023 10:27 pm

Indolent:
Prohibition was the disastrous decision by the do gooders that allowed organised crime its first major foothold into the guts of the West. We’ve never recovered from it.

cohenite
January 16, 2023 10:28 pm

But even though it is illegal to import, possess or own those guns, the specific ammunition is still legally being brought into the country and sold at licensed gun shops.

That’s BS; to buy ammo you have to prove you have a weapon compatible with the ammo.

Robert Sewell
January 16, 2023 10:30 pm

Bluey:

Had two crates marked as short barrel AK47’s turn up at work today. Was bitterly disappointed.

What? Were they the Czech folding stock variety? I can understand the disappointment.
I’ll be over with a truck to take them off your hands tomorrow.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

That’s BS; to buy ammo you have to prove you have a weapon compatible with the ammo.

Exactly.
Thus Senator Flog should look into who is purchasing this ammo.
He may find it is legit, that there are firearms of those calibres legally owned in Australia. In which case he can STFU.
He may find it is illicit, that the ammo is mysteriously disappearing, in which case the authorities will take over & the licenced ammo dealers will be in big strife.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 16, 2023 10:56 pm

I’ll be over with a truck to take them off your hands tomorrow.

My driver, together with a satchel full of cash, will be there at sparrer’s tomorrow.

rickw
rickw
January 16, 2023 11:07 pm

“I support the AFPA’s call for a national firearm registry, as well as prohibiting the importation of ammunition for firearms that are banned in Australia.”

Dear Fascist Knobs:

1). Name one instance in Australia where the various Firearm Registries helped solve or prevent a crime. (Answer is zero, Jeff Kennett asked Vikpol this question, the answer he got was “we like it because the Nazi’s invented firearm registration and that helps us feel closer to them”)

2). You Mongs do realise that different cartridges and calibres are used across a vast range of different firearms? Russian 1910 Maxim Machineguns are banned in Australia…. and yet my 91/30 Mosin Nagants use exactly the same ammunition! AK-47’s use 7.62X39 and yet huge numbers of bolt action rifles were sold in the same caliber. But here’s the real horror: 5.56 black rifle food is probably the most popular bolt action varmit rifle caliber in Australia.

How about you just admit that you’re all basically dim whitted Fascists?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

How about you’re all basically dim whitted Fascists?

Factcheck status: True

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
January 16, 2023 11:11 pm

I have seen the Northern lights many times at distance but in 1972 I was driving a semi on the Alaska highway in January, north of Fort Nelson BC. When I stopped and walked away from the truck it was as if I could reach out and touch the lights and the air was crackling with some electrical energy. Absolute mind blowing experience, went on for about an hour and was still going when I drove on.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 16, 2023 11:16 pm

That’s BS; to buy ammo you have to prove you have a weapon compatible with the ammo.

I have never been asked for anything other than a firearms licence to buy ammo.

rickw
rickw
January 16, 2023 11:17 pm

Dozens of handguns were outlawed in 2003 after a licensed ­pistol owner opened fire in a ­Monash University tutorial room in October 2002, killing two ­people and wounding five more.

Outlawed in the basis of barrel length you F’cking Mong. 99% of manufacturers produced new variants of their existing products with 110mm long barrels. 10mm over the 100mm minimum on the basis that even the mongiest policeman was guaranteed to realise that the barrel was over the legal minimum.

rickw
rickw
January 16, 2023 11:19 pm

I have never been asked for anything other than a firearms licence to buy ammo.

Fact check true. I have brought 9mm and .45 ACP to donate to a friends pistol shooting activities and have never been asked.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 16, 2023 11:20 pm

Factcheck status: True

I’m remembering a discussion with a teenage girl, cleverly disguised as a police officer, over the licensing of a .303 rifle.

“What’s your background with firearms?”

“Grew up on a farm, learned to shoot there, fifteen years in the A.D.F., and I’m a qualified weapons instructor in two of the Services.”

“Oh, what does that mean?”

At this point the sergeant walked in – he was a rifle buff – and we had an interesting fifteen minutes discussing the .303 rifle..I got my license…

JC
JC
January 16, 2023 11:44 pm

Lordie

Why Was Hunter Paying Joe Biden $50k Per Month To Rent House Where Classified Documents Found?

That’s how the money was getting to prez Hiden.

Bruce in WA
January 16, 2023 11:52 pm

I’m remembering a discussion with a teenage girl, cleverly disguised as a police officer, over the licensing of a .303 rifle.

“What’s your background with firearms?”

“Grew up on a farm, learned to shoot there, fifteen years in the A.D.F., and I’m a qualified weapons instructor in two of the Services.”

“Oh, what does that mean?”

At this point the sergeant walked in – he was a rifle buff – and we had an interesting fifteen minutes discussing the .303 rifle..I got my license…

1967. Dad and I went to Wembley police station to get my licence for a .22.

Sergeant: “Why should I give you a licence? Who’s going to teach you to use a firearm properly and safely?”

Dad: “I will”

Sgt: “Yeah? And what qualifies you to do that?”

Dad: PO QMG in the RAN.

Sgt: “Yeah well that’s all big guns, isn’t it.”

Dad draws himself up to his full 5’9″

Ten minutes later I walked out with my licence. 😀

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
January 17, 2023 12:05 am

In WA, you cannot buy ammo from a dealer without the appropriate licence for that caliber firearm.

Dunno about other states.

Pocock is a blowharding, virtue signalling fool.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 17, 2023 12:11 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1720spO4yQ

I’m punishing the hard liquor, and wondering where this country went off the rails….

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 17, 2023 12:18 am

Wembley police station

Still there. I think it is now an asset play in the rapidly gentrifying Western Suburbs. Filled with transportables that have been there for over a decade or more.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

I’m punishing the hard liquor, and wondering where this country went off the rails….

That tune is one that sounds excellent on the bagpipes.
Someone plays it at just the right tempo (not too fast) probably on youtube somewhere.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 17, 2023 3:35 am

You should be the first in line? Your usual view of the world. It’s all about me.

Tell us again why you should be first in line.

Joh, come off it, you and your silly dickless uptickers. You can’t even read a piece of ironic satire. You’ve taken it to heart seriously. I didn’t think anyone with a minute’s sense (which you do have) would do that. In a C17th scenario of absolutely remote genetic genalogy you think I am actually staking a claim: it’s a joke, Joyce, following on from a comment someone made about Huguenots and made the context of the poofteenth of aboriginality that was being discussed. Don’t tell me you’d take seriously the comment about Presbyterians whenever a bomb goes off!!

Johanna, we should meet so that you can see what I am and what I am not.
You might learn something, and get over it.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 17, 2023 4:02 am

Now, while the pixels are not in high demand, here’s today’s lament from Lapland (only one ‘p’ apparently). A couple of Panadol Extra (i.e. with caffeine) saw me and my snazzy dilated pupils to the bus outside the hotel this morning for the trip to the Dog Sled ride and the Arctic Zoo. When we arrived we found that unlike the dog sled trip we did in Canada, we were not being driven over new snow; this was a self-drive little number, with a quick lesson in how-to-drive delivered by a very taciturn Aussie (as in Canada, why do dog sled businesses attract weird Aussies?) He was the only other Aussie we’ve met on this trip. We will go in convoy, he says, so don’t back up the rear, the important word is braking, which is done by digging a mini-plow into the snow with your foot while clinging on to the handbar at the rear where the driver stands. The footwork all looked a bit beyond me in my still befuddled state. You drive, I said to Hairy, not wanting the shame our great Nation by collapsing the convoy with my incompetence. There was to be a stop half-way to change drivers, mainly female partners of the males at the initial helm. We set off slowly but within minutes developed into a fast pace, an Arctic testosterone-enhanced mush-mush. As instructed, I had my feet on two side bars and braced constantly as the sled bounced over compacted snow with many dips and took daring corners up high on the edge of the track where I feared falling out. The six dogs on our sled, if I can use the metaphor, were having a whale of a time. I was not. Try doing it with an already bruisesd coccyx (tailbone) in constant brace position, assisting Hairy with ‘brake, brake’ on what I considered to be some really dangerous curves. At the half-way point, when some of the braver (and younger) female members took over their sleds, the pace became far more sedate. Get a bloody move on, Hairy was opining, while I was secretly cheering the girls on for their caution.

At the end of the 4km ride Hairy commented that I would definitely win the best back-seat sleigh driver award. But from various comments I judged that it would have been a fiercely fought gong albeit one that would require male and female categories.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 17, 2023 4:18 am

The Arctic Zoo turned out to be a three km round trip across country in marked walkways, where various Arctic animals had wide ranges or cages. The owls were spectacular, living on voles and mice, which we also saw. Other animals of note were the Wolf, the tree-climing Wolverine, the Arctic Fox and the Forest Boar. The bears were all hibernating. The bigger animals were at the end of the track and we had spent too much time on the birds, as Hairy is an expert bird-spotter (from his birdwatcing yoof). They were difficult to see in the snowy surroundings but we saw all of the speckled, spotted, tawny and snowy owls, who looked gravely flat-faced at our intrusion, for there were no other customers, and a hostile-looking rather damp eagle. Many were retreating into their huts. It was gently snowing at the start so more pleasant then to play Spot the Wol with each other, but the weather turned into something of a blizzard at the end. We mutually decided not to do the extra tracks to see the Moose. It would, Hairy said peering at me through snow-rimmed eyelashes, just be a moose too far.

That’s not very funny, but it cracked me up at the time.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 17, 2023 4:33 am

We also of course saw plenty of reindeer, and snooked up to the sled dogs, who were happily rolling around in the snow at the start and finish of the run. They love the run and love attention.

The reindeer at bred (and culled) for meat and for their fur and leather.
I purchased a whole reindeer hide with its fur, from a large animal, cured with a Certificate of Envionmental Approval, so I hope I can get it through customs in Australia. I’d love to take some antlers too but they won’t let you bring them into Australia without hoo haa and performance.

Our snowy walk through this parklike forest zoo was really something very special, as the snow fell.
The branches were filling with white down as the breeze drifted a white cushion under our feet on the pathways, removing any slipperiness and making signage unreadable till we swept it clear with our gloved hands. We crunched our way through adrift in wilderness shared only with secretive animals.

Robert Sewell
January 17, 2023 6:39 am

It looks like some pommies are getting the shits with the COVID Crap.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/bbc-virus-least-6-bbc-buildings-across-uk-covered-photos-people-died-covid-vaccine-video/

At least six BBC buildings across the UK were covered with placards and photos of people who died from the COVID vaccine.

The rally called the “media is the virus” was held on Saturday, January 7th, and it was organized by three different groups: The People’s Resistance, Freedom Fighters, and The North Unites.

Louis Litt
January 17, 2023 7:59 am

Sancho – 16 Jan @ 19:52
Correct re managed funds. Vanguard EFT are most popular and toy only have to listen what Black Rock are saying as opposed to what they are doing.
At the moment if you want fin advise you have to go through the whole process which is a min $3,300 – no one on &80k can afford this -$500 to $800 yes affordable.
But the real issue is the set up of SMSF. Do it yourself and you will get a call from the ato asking why you set one up.
Then there is the trustees responsibilities – you are looking after your own money and on a technicality you could be banned as a trustee and director even though the money is in the fund.

Vicki
Vicki
January 17, 2023 9:41 am

Vale Jim Molan.

I have recently completed reading his very prescient book on the serious threat of a Chinese offensive in the next few years. He was a fine soldier, a patriot, and a fearless defender of the values of democratic societies. If only we had more like him in our political arena.

I fear that we shall not often see the like of him in the future.

Vicki
Vicki
January 17, 2023 9:43 am

BREAKING: The Australian
Retired Major General, Senator Jim Molan dies aged 72
The retired Major General and Australian Senator died peacefully in the arms of his family, according to a statement.

Vicki
Vicki
January 17, 2023 9:57 am

My friend Dr. Phillip Altman, one of the founding members of the medical professionals who oppose the continued administration of the Covid vaccines (Australian Medical Professionals Society) has written (in the Substack) of the determined opposition to his professional testimony in the Fair Work Commission, where individuals have sought redress from dismissal through refusal to be vaccinated.

SO, WHAT WOULD I KNOW?

phillip.altman Substack

I recently appeared as an expert witness in an Australian Fair Work Commission case opposing vaccine mandates. A comprehensive and fully referenced Expert Report was written by myself and submitted to the court in the usual way.

I’ve been involved in many such cases and written many expert reports. However, I am seldom called to testify or be cross-examined. I suspect the other side is ill prepared for what I have to say and be appraised of the data at my fingertips. In the rare two cases I have been called, I have only been asked one question each time. In the first case I was asked if the COVID-19 vaccines had been “approved” and I said “no” because they are only Provisionally Approved in Australia and there is a big difference between “approved” and “provisionally approved”. When I tried to explain the difference (which the barrister opposite did not want to know about) I was immediately dismissed as a witness.

The second time I was called to testify I was asked to read an “expert” recommendation emanating from the government on COVID-19 vaccination policy stating the COVID vaccines prevented transmission of the virus and I was asked to confirm that the words were there. Of course, the words were there.

The Deputy President of the Fair Work Commission then said of me: “Well, it looks like Dr. Altman is outgunned here”. And that was the end of my testimony on the safety of COVID “vaccines”….. simple as that. My testimony was all over in a couple minutes. This suggests a very superficial judicial appraisal of the quality and value of expert advice available to the court. I was sitting right there ready to answer any questions asked of me. But no questions came. The failure of the judicial system to be able to take the time to look at scientific fact and distinguish fact from bureaucratic dogma unsupported by any hard evidence during the COVID times has cost thousands of lives in my opinion and I suspect this sort of behaviour is widespread.

Let’s drill down a bit on who knows what……..

The typical “expert” opposing me many cases is a medical doctor, often a Professor of Paediatrics or something similar who cites the policies and narratives of the prevailing pro-COVID vaccine narrative.

These types of “experts”, in general, have probably NEVER

– critically evaluated the manufacturing, chemistry and quality control data for a new pharmaceutical or

– read or know anything about the intricate and detailed code of Good Manufacturing Practice which is intended to ensure the quality of medicines or

– read or know about the international pharmaceutical regulatory guidelines regarding the chemistry, manufacturing and quality control of pharmaceuticals or

– read or know anything about the evaluation of animal toxicological studies or even seen a full animal toxicological report supporting a new chemical entity or

– know anything about the international pharmaceutical regulatory guidelines regarding the conduct and reporting of animal toxicology studies or

– read or know much about or have experience in designing, conducting and reporting pharmacokinetic studies in animals and man or

– know anything about the international pharmaceutical regulatory guidelines regarding pharmacokinetic clinical studies of absorption, distribution and elimination or

– have decades of experience in appraising and critically analysing the value and limitations of clinical trial reports – both full industry reports and published reports or

– have experience in managing adverse drug reaction reporting systems to detect safety signals especially for new drugs or

– been intimately involved in early phase clinical trial design, management and reporting of Phase I drugs determine the safety of a new therapeutic agent or

– been involved in international safety committees to assess the safety of a marketed drug or

– been responsible for the complete compilation of safety data for a drug which has never previously been registered worldwide

Well, I have 40+ years experience in doing these things which are all relevant to the assessment of the safety of the COVID vaccines but I am never asked about it in a court of law. Why not?

Zipster
January 17, 2023 10:08 am

I’m punishing the hard liquor, and wondering where this country went off the rails….

whitlam

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  1. mUntyfa is a “Believe all Women (or male accusers)” type, except for accusations against Bill Clinton, Creepy Joe, Willy Short-one…

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