Open Thread – Tue 24 Jan 2023


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Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 24, 2023 6:30 pm

Using Ecohealth to prevent a viral spillover is like hiring the Mafia to prevent you being extorted.

“EcoHealth Alliance will utilize the multi-million-dollar grant to “reduce the threat of viral spillover from wildlife in the Philippines”

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 24, 2023 6:36 pm

I know I’m privileged to have Luigi the Unbelievable of the Immaculate Dentata come to Canberra but surely Alice Springs is in another country if he’s going there so why are we so concerned with Alice Springs. The penny has dropped, he’s more concerned with what happens overseas than Australia. Silly me. Does Luigi know Alice Springs is in Australia?

Johnny Rotten
January 24, 2023 6:36 pm

“I understand that the prime minister is travelling there. I know the chief minister is heading down there this morning as well. I think it’s a positive that both are going down there to see what is occurring on the ground and doing a lot of listening,” he said.

And once ‘Albo’ has done that listening, he and the Federal Cabinet can start to listen to the rest of the Country where the long suffering Taxpayers live. Fat chance I know..

MatrixTransform
January 24, 2023 6:38 pm

Yep … sparky said he had to install it if i wanted the genny to run the power and the lights

dunno how he split the neutral
or if he switched both active and neutral over from mains-side to gen-side

I wager though, that the neutral for that lighting circuit is landed on the wrong neutral bar

Cassie of Sydney
January 24, 2023 6:41 pm

You know, it’s a sad indictment on this country that scum like adolescent Jordon Steele-John sits in the senate. But it’s an even worse indictment that fools in this country that vote for scum like Steele-John.

“Greens Senator reveals art defacer part of staff

Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John has revealed one of the protesters who defaced a Frederick McCubbin painting last week with a Woodside Energy logo is a member of his staff.

In a Twitter post, Senator Steele-John said he was proud to throw his full support behind “long-time member” of his office team Joana Partyka, who spray-painted the logo of the energy giant on the perspex covering the painting. More

“Our Greens movement has proud roots in protest and activism and (Ms Partyka’s) actions are a staunch reminder of who we are and the power of direct action to draw attention to injustice.”Knowing Jo and her profound reverence of art, when I heard she’d done this action I knew she would have agonised over the decision. “I knew that her deep commitment to racial and climate justice meant she couldn’t stay quiet in the face of this important issue.” I also knew that Jo would have taken all steps possible to ensure Frederick McCubbin’s ‘Down On His Luck’ – nor any other artwork – was not damaged in the protest. “The (Art Gallery of Western Australia) has confirmed this is the case, and it speaks to how responsible and considered Jo is as a person.” Ms Partyka has been charged with one count of criminal damage.

I’d like someone to vandalise Steele-John’s office, or his home or his wheelchair. Let’s see how he likes that.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 24, 2023 6:42 pm

Burney, Dodson to join Albanese in crime-plagued Alice Springs

Must be an Aboriginal Industry package tour. Like APT but swap the riesling for fruity lexia.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 24, 2023 6:43 pm

‘A pog then’

Guaranteed. Blokes (some blokes) will go well out of their way to ‘help’ a single mum who’s a 6.5 or better.

Zipster
Zipster
January 24, 2023 6:43 pm

now that ukriane is offline…

“EcoHealth Alliance will utilize the multi-million-dollar grant to “reduce the threat of viral spillover from wildlife in the Philippines”

until the time is right

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 24, 2023 6:46 pm

‘Burney, Dodson to join Albanese’

Alice Springs. Come for the paedophilic incest, stay for the fractured skulls.

Cassie of Sydney
January 24, 2023 6:48 pm

“‘Burney, Dodson to join Albanese’”

Three blind mice.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 24, 2023 6:49 pm

Zipstersays:
January 24, 2023 at 6:18 pm
despite knowing that I am a solo mother by choice with a donor-conceived son and no partner at home

did he have to give himself a handjob?

Somehow, I doubt that she would have gone for such a close, personal, involvement.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 24, 2023 6:51 pm

Imagine the speculation if this happened in Russia.

The guys aren’t happy with Gerasimov. He’s making them shave.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 24, 2023 6:54 pm

Somehow, I doubt that she would have gone for such a close, personal, involvement.

Nah. Strictly hands off, so to speak.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 24, 2023 6:57 pm

Excellent news.

Roller coaster enthusiast Shylah Rodden was released from hospital five months after losing her phone on the track, ignoring the carnies’ advice that they would get it for her when safe to do so, climbing a fence designed to stop idiots going on the track, kinetically collecting a coaster carriage with her face at 70kph and being dragged by it thirty feet in the air before falling back to reality.

No word on her next Luna Park visit yet.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 24, 2023 7:01 pm

Roller coaster enthusiast Shylah Rodden was released from hospital

She and Jeremy Renner should get together.

Jeremy Renner reveals he broke over 30 bones in snowplow accident (21 Jan)

We should breed for luck, like in Niven’s Ringworld.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

KD: I’m told by showground workers that they’re “Showies”
“Carnies” is apparently the US equivalent & here in Oz is an insult.

*this information is usually delivered when they’re in their cups, though ride owners (who usually don’t get sheet-faced in the pub) confirm the terminology.

(When showtime comes around this year I’ll try to check for a definitive ruling from the “Head of the showground” or whatever the title is)

Black Ball
Black Ball
January 24, 2023 7:11 pm

Where would government laws here protect the landowner? Hun:

The owner of a Thomastown home that was shot at in an early morning dispute claims her tenant has changed the locks, owes her rent and refuses to move out.

Homeowner and mother-of-two Phuong Tran said she invited her friend Lindsay Bell to stay at her home in November in a bid to help him during a tough time.

But she alleges Mr Bell, 40, has since taken over the home and invited a group of men who she does not know to stay with him.

“I trusted him,” healthcare worker Ms Tran told the Herald Sun.

“I tried to do the right thing.

“He brought a lot of people in. A lot of people come in and out of the home.

“Now I’m terrified.”

She said she was suspicious of activity going on at her home.

Ms Tran said she gave Mr Bell 60 days notice to move out in November.

“He didn’t respond,” she said.

“I’ve been trying to get them out but they refuse.”

She said she attempted to go through VCAT but her application was knocked back due to incorrectly filling out paperwork.

She added that multiple attempts reporting the trouble to local police at Epping station had fallen flat.

Ms Tran claims Mr Bell disconnected her from accessing CCTV cameras fixed to the home.

She also alleged he changed the locks and has caused physical damage to her home.

Despite the ordeal, Ms Tran said she wanted the best for Mr Bell.

“At the end of the day, I hope he’s OK,” she said.

“I’m not judging, I just want him to get all the people to move out and give the house back.

“I want to get peace for my neighbours.”

Mr Bell was contacted for comment.

From the pics in the piece, appears Mr Bell is going for the ‘always was, always will be’ mantra oft repeated in relation to ‘black land’, but taking it a bit far.
I’d bulldoze with the men still inside. The police might act then, but not in favour of Ms Tran.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 24, 2023 7:20 pm

Immediate restrictions announced for Alice Springs
Laura Placella
LAURA PLACELLA

Alice Springs is in the grip of a crime crisis, with residents calling for more action. Picture: Facebook

Anthony Albanese has flagged that “immediate restrictions” will be coming into place to support Alice Springs as he speaks at a press conference in the embattled town.

The Prime Minister said he has had “very successful meetings” over the course of Tuesday afternoon after landing in the town around 1.45pm local time.

Mr Albanese said he intended to visit Alice Springs in December before he contracted Covid-19.

Northern Territory Chief Minister Natasha Fyles announced that Monday and Tuesday will be “takeaway alcohol-free days” in Alice Springs.

“We will also have alcohol-reduced hours on the remaining days from 3pm to 7pm only for takeaway alcohol,” she said.

“We will also introduce one transaction per person each day and we’re able to do this immediately through the banned drinker register.

“So I do ask the community to understand we do not take these decisions lightly.

“But these are measures to reduce the amount of alcohol in our community.

“It is a decision that police fully support and by reducing that amount of alcohol, we will reduce the harm.”

Ms Fyles said she knows that “not everyone will be happy” with the announcements she was making.

“The community has called on the government to step up, to step in and to help with a range of solutions and trials,” she said.

“And that is what we are going to do, but in return I ask the community to work with us.”

Ms Fyles said these restrictions on the purchase of alcohol will be in place for three months.

“Whilst that is in place, we will work on other measures as we have done continually since we came to government in 2016,” she said.

“And we will also work with the Commonwealth around a package particularly to support kids and families.”

Mr Albanese said these restrictions were welcomed “very much” by the authorities and community leaders who he met with on Tuesday.

“We want to make sure that we have cooperation across the levels of government to deliver better outcomes,” he said.

“These are complex problems and they require a full solution, which won’t be immediate, which require different levels of government to work together.”

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
January 24, 2023 7:20 pm

From the pics in the piece, appears Mr Bell is going for the ‘always was, always will be’ mantra oft repeated in relation to ‘black land’, but taking it a bit far.
I’d bulldoze with the men still inside. The police might act then, but not in favour of Ms Tran.

Wait until around 2:00am
Screw the doors shut
Torch the house

Problem solved.

Crossie
Crossie
January 24, 2023 7:25 pm

What a weasel? Dutton has answered Andrew Bolt that he will unveil his position re The Voice in due course. In due course? We need his thinking now.

Not a skerrick of leadership, no principles.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 24, 2023 7:27 pm

Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney and high-profile Aboriginal senator Pat Dodson will join Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

The Bat, the Hat and Mr Anal.
On a whistlecock tour of a place that is the direct result of “muh feelz” over reality.

I can solve the problems in a week.
Allow me to employ about 100 or so big burly Maori “security” chaps to be doormen at the shops in question.
Do not have your CCTV switched on for that week.
???
Problem solved.

Crossie
Crossie
January 24, 2023 7:28 pm

Dutton has shown that he is not a leader for our times. His dithering is not acceptable. Obsession with details re The Voice is fine but where are the fundamentals of equality? He is legitimising the Voice by not pointing out its racism.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 24, 2023 7:30 pm

Northern Territory Chief Minister Natasha Fyles announced that Monday and Tuesday will be “takeaway alcohol-free days” in Alice Springs.

Instinctively reaching for communal punishment to avoid being called racist by applying the sanctions to the individuals (overrepresentitive by a incredible proportion by the Aboriginals) directly involved.
Bell ends.

Rabz
January 24, 2023 7:30 pm

For goodness’ sake Albansleazey is an embarrassing incoherent imbecile. Watching the vile piece of excrement attempting to pass himself off as some sort of statesman while he’s in the NT (with that preposterous fat smug equally foul and totally corrupt human garbage bag Dodson looking over his shoulder) is simply excruciating.

Listen, you utterly useless and ridiculous waste of space – your stupid bloody clown show of a government’s policies have directly contributed to the third world sh*tshow that is Alice Springs currently. Do something constructive about stopping it, you monumental f*ckwits. If you can’t then have the decency to admit you’re completely bereft of any solutions (not that you ever had any in the first place) and resign.

Oh – and while you’re at it, take your stupid bloody racist third world “voice” and shove it up your lard laden house sized backside, you obnoxious z-grade mediocrity.

Enough, you pathetic idiotic money grubbing execution worthy failures. Just get out of our lives.

Now.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 24, 2023 7:32 pm

Im sorry dot were you saying “can you please pass on my phone number to the lady in the “im a single mum, simp for me” article”?

Seems there was some static or something in your reply.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
January 24, 2023 7:32 pm

Working on Australia Day is the new “Current Thing”.

This is just practice for when Australia Day is replaced by Schwab Day.
You will still get a day off from your job on Schwab Day, but you vill verk for ze WEF directly zat day.

Tom
Tom
January 24, 2023 7:36 pm

Cassie this morning:

The whole sinister trans cult is aimed at normalising fetishes, perversion and perverts and its ultimate aim is sexual access to children.

The trans movement is the logical extension of the gay marriage campaign, which the male homosexual movement won around 2015.

The militant poofter money had to go somewhere and it went into the campaign to recruit confused young boys as fodder for male homosexuals.

The trans movement is evil personified — a predatory movement by homosexuals against our most vulnerable children.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 24, 2023 7:37 pm

Also in Alice Springs today, but probably not mentioned to Luigi the Unbelievable during the briefings (NT News):

Police are searching for a group of men after an elderly woman was assaulted inside her home in Alice Springs in a “cowardly” attack.

Just after 1am on Tuesday, police received reports that as many as four men broke into a 70-year-old’s home on Memorial Dr in Gillen.

It is alleged one of the men in the group used an edged weapon to break into the home before physically assaulting the elderly woman, leaving her with minor injuries. Her mobile phone was allegedly stolen before the group fled the scene.

And:

Police are treating the disappearance of a Darwin mum of two as a homicide 15 days after she was last seen in the Central Australian desert.

Northern Territory Police suspended the search and rescue operation for Angie Fuller, after two weeks of intensive searches across Alice Springs failed to find the 30-year-old woman.

A proud, noble people.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Northern Territory Chief Minister Natasha Fyles announced that Monday and Tuesday will be “takeaway alcohol-free days” in Alice Springs.

Yep, no mention of measures targeting burglars, car thieves, car jackers, robbers, muggers, vandals, machete wielders, etc.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 7:41 pm

KD: I’m told by showground workers that they’re “Showies”
“Carnies” is apparently the US equivalent & here in Oz is an insult.

Showies in correct.

Knuckle Dragger trying to present himself as something he’s not, again.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Monday and Tuesday will be “takeaway alcohol-free days” in Alice Springs.
…alcohol-reduced hours on the remaining days from 3pm to 7pm only for takeaway alcohol
…one transaction per person each day

This will do wonders to resurrect the collapsed tourism trade.

The Chief Minister will then bitch that locals “refuse” to support local business instead buying online from out of state.

Cassie of Sydney
January 24, 2023 7:44 pm

Our very own Santo Francis of Assisi…….Santo Albo of Grayndler. Who grew up in housing commission with a single mother, who didn’t know his father until he was in his late thirties, who fights injustice, who fights discrimination, who fights inequality, who fights imaginary Australian Tories, we’re so lucky to have him as our PM, has flown to Alice Springs to spread messages of love, of peace, and to learn and to listen, yet many indigenous Alice women are Voicing their desire for the Cashless Debit Card to be reintroduced in order to stop grog fuelled violence sweeping across Alice. Will Santo Albo listen to their Voices? After all, those women are indigenous Voices. Or does progressive ideology trump the the Voices of indigenous women and children? I suspect we all know the answer to that.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 7:45 pm

I also knew that Jo would have taken all steps possible to ensure Frederick McCubbin’s ‘Down On His Luck’ – nor any other artwork – was not damaged in the protest. “The (Art Gallery of Western Australia) has confirmed this is the case, and it speaks to how responsible and considered Jo is as a person.”

In other words, it’s a stunt.
Partyka, eh?
That doesn’t sound like an Australian name.

Cassie of Sydney
January 24, 2023 7:49 pm

“The trans movement is evil personified — a predatory movement by homosexuals against our most vulnerable children.”

Yep.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
January 24, 2023 7:49 pm

Elon Musk @elonmusk · Jan 19

The World Economic Forum should control the world
Yes 14%
No 86%

Didn’t the Georgia Guidestones in the 1980s say the world population was to be maintained at only 500M ? That’s only 6.25% of present count.
If the WEF were originally behind it, more than half the people voting for them this week will get a very rude shock when they discover they were not picked for the A-team.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 24, 2023 7:50 pm

Ed October in a perfect demonstration of proving original posters’ points:

Showies in correct.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 24, 2023 7:50 pm

Our very own Santo Francis of Assisi…….Santo Albo

Not a great allusion. The only thing birds would do to Albo is shit on him.

Robert Sewell
January 24, 2023 7:52 pm

Frank:

“despite knowing that I am a solo mother by choice with a donor-conceived son and no partner at home”

A pog then, by the sounds of it. He probably wanted to avoid leading her on.

And if she changes her mind some time in the future, the stupid dick* is going to find himself up for maintenance for the next 14 years, while she laughs at his stupidity.
*Deliberate.

Miltonf
Miltonf
January 24, 2023 7:52 pm

Funny to watch the old thief’s former ‘friends’ turn against the old grub. Reminds me of that scene in The Mechanic where Charles Bronson knocks off an old con that was no longer useful to the ‘organisation’.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 24, 2023 7:53 pm

Carnies.
Carnies is the word in Victoria.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 24, 2023 7:54 pm

Monday and Tuesday will be “takeaway alcohol-free days” in Alice Springs.
…alcohol-reduced hours on the remaining days from 3pm to 7pm only for takeaway alcohol
…one transaction per person each day

Using previous experience (in the NT, at least) as a guide, all this will do is lead people – the younger people both for themselves and coached by older, more decrepit people – to break into homes, a la the old lady’s home referred to just above, looking for grog stocks.

In Darwin on Good Friday this year when the takeaway bottlos were closed, carloads of indig were going door to door (of which one was mine) with pineapples in hand looking to buy grog from the residents.

In Alice Springs, they dispense with such niceties and just start smashing doors and windows in.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 24, 2023 7:56 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:

January 24, 2023 at 7:50 pm

Ed October in a perfect demonstration of proving original posters’ points:

Showies in correct.

Bwah ha ha ha.
You just know when Googles jumps in on your side, it’s time to throw in the towel.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 7:59 pm

Dutton has shown that he is not a leader for our times. His dithering is not acceptable. Obsession with details re The Voice is fine but where are the fundamentals of equality? He is legitimising the Voice by not pointing out its racism.

ALP Agitprop on Elephant Juice!

Dutton has asked What form The Voice will take once it’s legislated?

Albanese’s response?
Go to the Government Bookshop
and buy the Calma/Langton Report [cost $395.98] and read the entire 260 pages, it’s in there somewhere.

This is how successful Dutton’s Softly Softly approach has been:

Opposition Indigenous Australians spokesman Julian Leeser – the Coalition’s most prominent proponent of a constitutionally enshrined voice- said he might withdraw his support because of a lack of detail.

The Australian, today, p.2

Robert Sewell
January 24, 2023 8:00 pm

Knuckle Dragger:

Roller coaster enthusiast Shylah Rodden was released from hospital five months after losing her phone on the track, ignoring the carnies’ advice that they would get it for her when safe to do so, climbing a fence designed to stop idiots going on the track, kinetically collecting a coaster carriage with her face at 70kph and being dragged by it thirty feet in the air before falling back to reality.

Imagine the depth of stupidity, the height of disengagement with reality, and divide by her IQ.
I can’t even fathom the train of thought that went through her mind as she reached for that phone.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 8:01 pm

Torrential rain in New Farm at the moment.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 24, 2023 8:06 pm

Torrential rain in New Farm at the moment.

Just been looking at the BoM rain radar since there’s a big anvil cloud SW of the Cafe. Some nasty looking thunderstorms are on the move in the Sydney to Newcastle area. BoM has a hail warning out for these parts.

Frank
Frank
January 24, 2023 8:06 pm

Northern Territory Chief Minister Natasha Fyles announced that Monday and Tuesday will be “takeaway alcohol-free days” in Alice Springs.

Is Wednesday still pension day?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 24, 2023 8:08 pm

Ed Casesays:

January 24, 2023 at 8:01 pm

Torrential rain in New Farm at the moment.

Ah.
Got the BoM radar open in another window Googlery?

Indolent
Indolent
January 24, 2023 8:11 pm
Black Ball
Black Ball
January 24, 2023 8:12 pm

Tennis Australia not covering itself in glory, part of a report Hun website:

TA’s promotion of same-sex pride, Indigenous celebration and disability inclusiveness is ubiquitous at the Australian Open, but its relationship with Peng Shuai activism has been rocky.

Last year, tournament security tried to ban activists from wearing ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts in a policy move that was reversed following widespread backlash.

Compounding matters for TA is that one of its major sponsors, Luzhou Laojiao, is a Chinese distillery company. One of the courts at the Australian Open is named 1573 in a nod to the year the company was established.

Asked on Tuesday about whether the lucrative sponsorship posed a conflict of interest amid calls to advocate for Peng, TA gave no response. The contract expires in June.

So TA are happy to take the money of Chinese companies but remains silent over the plight of Peng Shuai, whilst promoting same sex pride and the refusal to have Thursday named as Australia Day.
Burn it all to the ground.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
January 24, 2023 8:12 pm
Indolent
Indolent
January 24, 2023 8:13 pm
Bill P
Bill P
January 24, 2023 8:15 pm

Rabz from a while ago:
“Kohler is just another tired old turd who’s been around way too long”
Kohler’s problem is that he’s worried his arse looks too big in his new dress.

Arky
January 24, 2023 8:17 pm

Shy Ted says:
January 24, 2023 at 8:12 pm
Perhaps the most appalling pic from Alice Springs yet. Viewer discretion advised.

..
They’re still wearing masks? Whaaaaaaat???!

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 8:17 pm

Albanese took a long time to go to Alice Springs, mesmerised by the perception that he can’t be letting Dutton be seen to be controlling the Narrative.

And he’s brought Burney and Pat Dodson.
And 300 Minders.
This stunt will hafta be stage managed by experts in Kabuki Theatre and Javanese Puppetry.

cohenite
January 24, 2023 8:18 pm

EVs are crap:

1) Welcome to Green Britain: Affordable electric cars ‘not viable’, car maker warns
The Times, 23 January 2023

2) New peak rates mean charging electric cars more expensive than petrol
The Daily Telegraph, 23 January 2023

3) Green, cold & poor: Relying on wind power means Britons must get used to cutting energy use, says National Grid
The Daily Telegraph, 23 January 2023

4) Norwegian shipping company bans electric vehicles over fire fears
Car Scoops, 19 January 2023

5) Growing dissent from car manufacturers could derail politicians’ plans for electric cars
Daily Express, 23 January 2023

6) Two in five supermarket electric car chargers found not to be working
Daily Mail, 23 January 2023

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 8:20 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
Ah.
Got the BoM radar open in another window Googlery?

What’s for dindins, ol’ Sanch?
Pizza again?

Roger
Roger
January 24, 2023 8:20 pm

Growing dissent from car manufacturers could derail politicians’ plans for electric cars Daily Express, 23 January 2023

This calls for central planning.

Roger
Roger
January 24, 2023 8:22 pm

Electric Trabant, anyone?

Indolent
Indolent
January 24, 2023 8:22 pm

You have to admit, she’s got gumption, not to mention brains.

JK Rowling Shuts Down Trans Activist with Perfect 2-Word Blast that Goes Mega-Viral

bons
bons
January 24, 2023 8:23 pm

I hired a Carnie once (his description of himself). He was a mech who had spent 30 years on the road. I had never heard the term before.
He was a hard worker and a nice fella, but his stories of life in the side shows would turn your hair white. He had no idea that his life was out of the ordinary.
Apparently he never left his caravan without a big shifter in the back pocket of his overalls in case one of his colleauges expressed proprietry rights over his companion of the evening before.
His post carnie life revolved around the bar at the Cronulla footy club. Different strokes.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 8:29 pm

I hired a Carnie once (his description of himself). He was a mech who had spent 30 years on the road.

They’re called Showies.
Either he was bullshitting you, …

Roger
Roger
January 24, 2023 8:30 pm

So TA are happy to take the money of Chinese companies but remains silent over the plight of Peng Shuai, whilst promoting same sex pride and the refusal to have Thursday named as Australia Day. Burn it all to the ground.

On a positive note, their TV ratings this year are reportedly “abysmal.”

Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
January 24, 2023 8:30 pm

Robert Sewellsays:
January 24, 2023 at 8:00 pm
Knuckle Dragger:

Roller coaster enthusiast Shylah Rodden was released from hospital five months after losing her phone on the track, ignoring the carnies’ advice that they would get it for her when safe to do so, climbing a fence designed to stop idiots going on the track, kinetically collecting a coaster carriage with her face at 70kph and being dragged by it thirty feet in the air before falling back to reality.

Imagine the depth of stupidity, the height of disengagement with reality, and divide by her IQ.
I can’t even fathom the train of thought that went through her mind as she reached for that phone.

Yeah, but what sort of phone was it?

bons
bons
January 24, 2023 8:32 pm

Mr Case you arrogant…
I hired him and he called himself a carnie.
Meet me at sideshow alley and we can conduct a survey – clown.

cohenite
January 24, 2023 8:35 pm

You have to admit, she’s got gumption, not to mention brains.

JK Rowling Shuts Down Trans Activist with Perfect 2-Word Blast that Goes Mega-Viral

That’s nothing; I described trans as a pathology in the media; and undergoing body mutilation because of the trans pathology as NSSI.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 8:36 pm

Look out!
It’s an Internet tough guy.
They’re Showies, mate.

MatrixTransform
January 24, 2023 8:36 pm

I hired a Carnie once

my father’s cousin married an Ashton

what’s that mean? … that my second and third cousins are Carnies?

dunno but they were a wild bunch. Even wilder than we were

when we were kids, every year we used to get a whole roll of free tickets to the Rye Carnival

was pretty sweet but The Zipper made me crook

Roger
Roger
January 24, 2023 8:39 pm

Perhaps the most appalling pic from Alice Springs yet.

So private school educated Pat Dodson and high fashion clothes horse Linda Burney are present.

What particular expertise do they bring to the situation?

The head of the local indigenous authority was chased out of her own home by youths brandishing makeshift weapons last week.

She wants the army brought in. Perhaps not such a good idea, but she can’t be dismissed as racist.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 24, 2023 8:40 pm

bonssays:

January 24, 2023 at 8:32 pm

Mr Case you arrogant…
I hired him and he called himself a carnie.
Meet me at sideshow alley and we can conduct a survey – clown.

Stick a ping-pong ball in his mouth and see where it comes out.

MatrixTransform
January 24, 2023 8:41 pm

dear Ed,
i’m related to them
here at least, they call themselves Carnies
we call them Carnies

they’re Carnies

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 24, 2023 8:46 pm

So.
The people who, less than twelve months ago, called alcohol restrictions “ineffective, patronising and racist” have now decided on … alcohol restrictions.
Will anyone at their ABC remind them of their hypocrisy?

sfw
sfw
January 24, 2023 8:47 pm

Plasmamortar – “Wait until around 2:00am Screw the doors shut Torch the house”

That is probably the dumbest thing ever posted on this blog, and that’s against a lot of other candidates. Advocating mass murder is not just really really dumb and stupid, it’s evil. The idiots are malicious and a waste of space but murder?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 24, 2023 8:47 pm

What particular expertise do they bring to the situation?

For shame, don’t you know that Pat Dodson is the “father of reconciliation?”

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 8:51 pm

Pat Dodson is the guy who eulogised Rupert Max Stuart as “a good old bloke who knew the Law”.

Roger
Roger
January 24, 2023 8:53 pm

The people who, less than twelve months ago, called alcohol restrictions “ineffective, patronising and racist” have now decided on … alcohol restrictions.

Oh dear…has the newbie NT Chief Minister swallowed her words already?

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 8:54 pm

Look up The Ceduna Case.

If any scandal could be called Australia’s Dreyfus Case, that’s it.

Crossie
Crossie
January 24, 2023 8:55 pm

Bruce of Newcastle says:
January 24, 2023 at 8:06 pm
Torrential rain in New Farm at the moment.
Just been looking at the BoM rain radar since there’s a big anvil cloud SW of the Cafe. Some nasty looking thunderstorms are on the move in the Sydney to Newcastle area. BoM has a hail warning out for these parts.

There have been three waves of torrential rain here in western Sydney since 6 pm and looks like a fourth wave on the way. Rumbling thunder all around.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 24, 2023 9:04 pm

Carnies – 5. Including carnies describing themselves as carnies.

Showies – 0.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 24, 2023 9:06 pm

That is probably the dumbest thing ever posted on this blog

I reckon:

They’re showies, mate

Is three lengths in front.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

bons says: January 24, 2023 at 8:23 pm
I hired a Carnie once (his description of himself). He was a mech who had spent 30 years on the road. I had never heard the term before.
He was a hard worker and a nice fella, but his stories of life in the side shows would turn your hair white. He had no idea that his life was out of the ordinary.

I’ll second that.
Had similar experience.
Some years ago, the bloke who used to own the jukebox & pool table run had grown up on the show circuit, was related to half of them, had spent most of his life running sideshows, & was “in retirement” with the jukebox run.

He was very bright & a lovely gentleman. A coupla few occasions he took the time to yarn to me, mainly on the workings of the Showman’s Guild & the below-the-surface rules of the showground, plus a lot of (hard earned) wisdom on dealing with the public.

I used to hang onto his every word, it was an vicarious & amazing view into a world I never knew existed. Listening to him left you simultaneously vowing to never become one, whilst marveling at how they kept the complex (& necessarily informal) system of rules together.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Knuckle Dragger says: January 24, 2023 at 9:06 pm
That is probably the dumbest thing ever posted on this blog
They’re showies, mate

Oi oi oi, KD. I’m merely passing on what they’ve mentioned.
(*this has only ever come up when they’re in their cups)
It’s not a big deal, & there’s a 250% chance they don’t much care for what outsiders call them anyway.

However I will ask ’em at this year’s show (if I remember)

rosie
rosie
January 24, 2023 9:16 pm

Miss solo by choice mum should try putting away the groceries with three children four and under to manage.
She’s doing what every stay at home mother does every day and, mostly, takes for granted.
I don’t get the impression she asked the village in advance if they wanted to raise her child with her.
Perhaps an idea to do so next time.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 24, 2023 9:18 pm

Immediate restrictions announced for Alice Springs

Oh dear. Lucky the Lieborals didn’t do that. Sounds paternalistic.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 9:20 pm

Carnies – 5. Including carnies describing themselves as carnies.

Showies – 0.

Carnies-5. All second or third hand stories

Showies 2. Never ever heard Showies described as, heh, Carnies.

Although Salvatore is walking it back at 100 mph, by 8:30 pm he’ll be nominating for Carnies.

Pogria
Pogria
January 24, 2023 9:22 pm

“Showies”, for the last couple of decades. Until the nineties they were “show people”. That’s how they always described themselves when I knew them in the seventies and early eighties. Carnies is an American term, obviously short for carnival. They were never called Carnivals here in Oz. Always called a Circus and/or Show. “Silver’s Family Circus” was one I knew well.
Someone up thread mentioned Ashton’s. They were always called Ashton’s Circus. No one cares what Victorians call them. It’s Victoria.

If you need to know more, the ALPBC made a short series on Show People and how the Government was finally able to bring education to the kids. Many show people were illiterate as obviously they were always on the move. State governments developed travelling school houses, Caravans, with teachers that followed along to teach the children. It worked quite well. I don’t know if it is still done that way. Anyway, I digress, in the series, the people call themselves Show people and Show Families.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 24, 2023 9:23 pm

Torrential rain in New Farm at the moment.

Think of the jacarandas.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 24, 2023 9:27 pm

Stick a ping-pong ball in his mouth and see where it comes out.

Almost correct. Eh,Groogs?

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 9:34 pm

You’ve had a ping pong ball in your mouth on occasion, HB Bear?

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 9:38 pm

Yeah, it was Showies in 1972 when a Showie hit a friend of mine on the top of the head with a ballpeen hammer at Mackay Show, and it was still Showies when that Showie was killed at the Jockey Club during Gympie Show in 2006.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 24, 2023 9:43 pm

hit a friend of mine on the top of the head with a ballpeen hammer at Mackay Show

‘The carny was angry that day, my friends.’

Cool anecdote, Mr Toxic Gypsum.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 24, 2023 9:48 pm

That’s some quality goolin’ right there. Peen. he he

MatrixTransform
January 24, 2023 9:48 pm

They were always called Ashton’s Circus. No one cares what Victorians call them. It’s Victoria.

what’s this then ?

I hope the Carnies don’t inter-marry

… think of the children

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 24, 2023 9:48 pm

How Troublesome Presidents Are Disposed of
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS •

People born in recent decades have no idea how off the wall this is to someone who lived in the real America in the past. When my generation passes, there will be no one alive who knows what America once was.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 24, 2023 9:50 pm

Test

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 24, 2023 9:52 pm

Right.
Let’s take this to the AI machine.

Question: What is the correct colloquial name for itinerant workers engaged in the operation of amusements, rides and novelties at temporary attractions such as agricultural shows or seasonal amusement carnivals. Is it “Carnies” or “Showies” or something else.
Answer: Carnies. All was. Always will be. F*ck me dead. Where did “showies” come from? Are you taking the piss?


Well, there it is. Straight from the oracle.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Well, there it is. Straight from the oracle.

Sancho purports to be from Victoria, thus input is inadmissible for any matter concerning Australian culture*

(*such as it is)

Pogria
Pogria
January 24, 2023 9:57 pm

Matrix,
a lot of our traditions are becoming Yankified. We are fighting back though. Bluey has taught millions of Yank kids to say Dunny!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 24, 2023 9:58 pm

‘Still at war’: Thorpe casts doubt over Greens’ support
Lidia Thorpe says Australia is “still at war” and an Indigenous voice to parliament wouldn’t necessarily change that.

By SARAH ISON
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Greens’ First Nations spokeswoman Lidia Thorpe says Australia is “still at war” and that an Indigenous voice to parliament is not the answer to ending that conflict, signalling rising Left-wing opposition to enshrining the advisory body in the constitution.

It comes as organisers of “Invasion Day” rallies across the country flagged they would campaign against the voice on Australia Day on Thursday.

Senator Thorpe’s comments throw into question whether the Greens will support the voice, a decision they will make early next month at a partyroom meeting. She has previously made clear her support for the voice would be conditional on recommendations being acted upon from the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and the 1997 Bringing them Home report on Indigenous child removals.

However, on Tuesday Ms Thorpe told the Guardian that Labor was taking a “top-down” approach, rather than including grassroots voices, and said the voice risked being nothing but a “tokenistic” body.

“What is an advisory body that has parliamentary power over it? It’s really a joke,” she said.

“We want seats in parliament that deliver real power, not tokenistic power that is subject to the parliament, and that’s what this will be.” She said the “war” in Australia would not end until truth-telling took place and treaties were struck with Indigenous people.

“The war is not over so we have to continue to fight the war,” she said. “Every Invasion Day is a reminder that we are still at war.

“Until that war ends, until we have a treaty in this country, we’ll always be at war, so people need to show up on Invasion Day and they need to stand with us in solidarity.” Organisers of Invasion Day protests have made clear they will campaign against the voice on January 26.

“Still at war”, Lidia? Your mob can sign a formal surrender, and be treated in the same manner as any other conquered race.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 24, 2023 9:59 pm

Isn’t a showie someone who enters their dogs in dog shows?
The family I know who does that refer to themselves and that community as “showies”.
Or is that just a Sydney thing?

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 24, 2023 10:01 pm

Awesome light show on in Sydney tonight.
Many many years ago when I lived in Bondi one of the treats was an electrical storm way out to sea.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Pogria, the Travelling Showman’s School (or Travelling Show Children’s School) or whatever it was called, was a Qld Education Dept* initiative, a branch of the School of the Air.
(IIRC though it taught in most states & was assisted by the Commonwealth & other states, it was a Qld Education Dept fully autonomous “school”)

It withered on the vine & died off about ten years ago.

There may be something about it in Qld Education Dept archives or somesuch on the net.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 24, 2023 10:02 pm

PS, please don’t hold it against me that I lived in Bondi.
It was phase.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 24, 2023 10:03 pm

Maritime news (the Courier Mail):

An emergency is unfolding off the coast of Mackay after a bulk carrier signalled they were taking on water. The bulk carrier Frontier Unity was reporting seven metres of water in the engine room of the coal ship late Monday afternoon.

Tug boats were on Monday evening attempting to move the vessel into a protected location and emergency rescue helicopters were on standby.

The ship was understood to be near Prudhoe Island with at least two tug boats despatched from Tug Boat Harbour at Hay Point, south of Mackay.

South of Mackay?

That will be Eric the carny with his ballpeen hammer again.

flyingduk
flyingduk
January 24, 2023 10:03 pm

dunno how he split the neutral … or if he switched both active and neutral over from mains-side to gen-side … I wager though, that the neutral for that lighting circuit is landed on the wrong neutral bar

Pretty close – the light fitting had been wrongly wired originally with earth and neutral swapped – this became evident when the RCD was installed

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 24, 2023 10:04 pm

feelthebernsays:

January 24, 2023 at 10:01 pm

Awesome light show on in Sydney tonight.

Not show.
Showie.
We call them showies down here.

Cassie of Sydney
January 24, 2023 10:04 pm

“Immediate restrictions announced for Alice Springs”

Oh I see, so those “paternalistic, far-right, racist, white supremacist” restrictions, put in place by paternalistic, far-right, racist, white supremacist conservatives, were the right thing. But I guess “restrictions” are quite okay when Labor implement them.

Gotta laugh. As far as I’m concerned, the only reason the three blind mice dashed to Alice was because they know this situation is imperilling da Voice.

Ho hum.

Cassie of Sydney
January 24, 2023 10:05 pm

“PS, please don’t hold it against me that I lived in Bondi.
It was phase.”

I too once lived in Bondi.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 24, 2023 10:06 pm

I have never, ever, lived in NSW.

Consequently, I will never play cricket for Australia.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

a lot of our traditions are becoming Yankified.

I recall the first time I head the phrase “6-pack” instead of “half a dozen stubbies”

Very apt, an excellent descriptor of the groovy new idea of grouping six stubbies in a thin cardboard cage.
But at the same time, it was so obviously American & a piece of our culture seemed to be going.
This came when a “Buckjump Show” had clearly & resoundingly, without any mourning of our culture, become “Rodeo” (a word my mother took decades to come to terms with)

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 24, 2023 10:08 pm

Bronte is far better than Bondi.

Zipster
Zipster
January 24, 2023 10:09 pm

Russia sounds the alarm over a “real war” with the West amid intense fighting in Ukraine. The conflict between Russia and the West can no longer be described as a “hybrid war,” but is on the brink of a “real war,” says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He even claimed that the West has been planning a war with Russia for a long time. Moscow remains open to talks with Kyiv, and those who ‘refuse to engage should understand that the longer they wait, the more difficult it will be to find a solution,’ warned the Russian Minister. The deterrent comes amid Russia’s all-out operation in Ukraine. Watch this report for more.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 24, 2023 10:10 pm

Whoever posted the AI party photos video, thanks.
That is the creepiest shit I’ve seen in a long time.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

… the only reason the three blind mice dashed to Alice was …

Love your work!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 24, 2023 10:14 pm

Oh, and when a PM announces policy for the NT, isn’t that … an intervention?
Everything old is new again.

Cassie of Sydney
January 24, 2023 10:19 pm

“feelthebernsays:
January 24, 2023 at 10:08 pm
Bronte is far better than Bondi.”

I once lived in Bronte too!

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 24, 2023 10:22 pm

Am I right, Bronte better than Bondi?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 24, 2023 10:23 pm

Having a coffee overlooking the Jagannath temple in Puri.
You can’t go in unless you’re Hindu.
Fair enough really.

Pogria
Pogria
January 24, 2023 10:27 pm

Thanks for the info on the school Salvatore. It has been a very long time since I had seen the program.

Buckjump Show. One of the greatest buckjumpers during the Sixties I think it was, was named Cloudbuster. I have a book with a photo of him in his last “performance”. As he came down from his buck, he broke his leg.

Cassie of Sydney
January 24, 2023 10:28 pm

“Am I right, Bronte better than Bondi?”

Yes!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 24, 2023 10:28 pm

Farmer Gezsays:

January 24, 2023 at 10:23 pm

Having a coffee overlooking the Jagannath temple in Puri.

Any icky truck-stop incidents to report?

Pogria
Pogria
January 24, 2023 10:30 pm

Sal, forgot to ask, do Sharman’s Boxing Troupe travel out your way? I know they are still getting around parts of the outback. In a limited format.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 24, 2023 10:34 pm

I have just received this letter from the IPA Class Action group that examines educational issues for the IPA. Should Australia ever reduce the voting age to 16, as is mooted for NZ, this letter outlines some of the issues our Nation would face with younger voters ‘severely educated’ by the left.

Some of you would have heard that late last year the New Zealand High Court ruled that its current voting age of 18 is discriminatory. This year, lawmakers in New Zealand are set to debate lowering the country’s voting age to 16.

On cue, the Greens and Teal Independent MP Monique Ryan renewed the push for the same to happen in Australia. [Read here]

So in my first Class Action update to you for 2023, I explore how prepared young Australians are to take on the responsibilities of ‘citizenship’ as they leave school. How well do they understand the complexities of our democratic system that they stand to inherit and will be taking forward?

I also take a quick look at how the ideological indoctrination hides in plain sight within the National Curriculum.

F for Fail on citizenship
Similar to NAPLAN, which assesses basic academic proficiency, National Assessment Program for Civics and Citizenship (NAP-CC) is a test undertaken by a sample group of Year 6 and Year 10 students every three years that examines their understanding of the Australian democracy and system of governance, the rights and obligations of citizens and the social values that underpin Australian society.

The test is conducted by ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority), which is responsible for developing and rolling out the National Curriculum and for holding national assessments such as NAPLAN.

The results of NAP-CC rarely gain much attention but the most recent results available from 2019 show only 38 per cent of Year 10 students were ‘at’ or above the proficient standard. [Read page 24 of NAP-CC 2019 report here]

On the release of the results, the CEO of ACARA David de Carvalho said: ‘It is disappointing that the results suggest our next generation isn’t demonstrating a sufficient level of understanding of the significance and history of our democracy and shared values.’ [Read here]

So let’s take a minute to understand what this result means. If only 38 per cent of Year 10 students are ‘at’ or above the proficient standard, what is the gap in knowledge for the rest of the 62 per cent of students? Here’s the answer.

They cannot really explain the significance of Anzac Day and relate Anzac Day to Australian national pride.

They cannot satisfactorily identify the importance of democracies for citizens to engage with issues.

They cannot recognise Australia’s ties to Britain or identify one role of the High court.

They do not really understand federal / state division of powers or the underlying principles of elections in which a majority government is formed.

They do not understand the role independent members can play in the formation of minority government.

They cannot satisfactorily recognise the principles that are at the heart of our democratic system and identify their historical origins.

But don’t be too alarmed. They can identify the names of the two houses of Parliament, identify that members of parliament represent people in their electorates – and most importantly – describe ways of protesting!

A survey that accompanied the NAC-PP test showed that the major concerns of students were ‘problems affecting Australia, particularly pollution, climate change and water shortages’ and there was ‘widespread agreement about the value of taking civic action’.

So after 10 years of schooling, young Australians have little understanding of our electoral system, consider pollution to be Australia’s biggest problem and think civic action is the way to go – little wonder that the Greens and Teals are so keen to get them voting!

Victorian curriculum ditches Australian Politics
Do students catch up in their understanding of Australian politics in Year 11 and 12? Certainly not in Victoria, where it seems the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority wants to give up on even trying.

The VCAA has conducted a major review of the subject and is about to release a new study design. Within this review, it is expected that Australian Politics will no longer be offered as a Year 11 and 12 subject in Victoria. Why? Because of falling interest levels – only 200 VCE students studied Australian Politics in 2022. So, the VCAA is planning to fold the subject of Australian Politics into Global Politics. [Read here]

But how does VCAA expect the subject to be popular, when so few students have a proficient understanding of our national political system? Yet, instead of addressing the education system’s failure to engage young Australians up to Year 10 in Civics and Citizenship, the VCAA is taking the easy way out by dropping the subject all together.

The push to integrate Australian Politics into Global Politics is just another step in the National Curriculum’s persistent ambition to promote ‘global active citizens’ at the cost of the nation. Unfortunately for young Australians, their rights and responsibilities only become meaningful and tangible through their national citizenships. Vague and undefined ideas such as global citizenship may sound glamourous but are ultimately disempowering – as they have no mechanism for individuals to be heard.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion = Critical Race Theory
A regular refrain you might hear from the defenders of the National Curriculum is ‘but you will find no mention of Critical Race Theory in the National Curriculum’.

An investigation conducted by an independent investigative reporting outfit Project Veritas has revealed how Critical Race Theory is sneaked into American curricula through the more innocuous sounding term ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ or DEI – and it is done quite purposefully. [Read here]

Admittedly, this is an American investigation, but it prompted me to look for how often the terms ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ appears in Australia’s National Curriculum. The answer: 330 times!

Australian parents should demand a thorough investigation into what exactly is being taught in the name of ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ to Australian students. And if it turns out, it is just another way of dividing Australians in the name of race, gender and other attributes, they should demand it be removed.

In conclusion…
As always, I’ll end with a quote that I have been thinking lately. This one is by the American hero General Douglas MacArthur and neatly encapsulates my concerns about the National Curriculum and its relentless push to make Australian students reject all that’s great about our nation’s history and heritage.

I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.
Thank you once again for your support and commitment to Class Action. You will soon hear from me about Class Action’s next Curriculum unit – and I promise you, it is fantastic.

Best Regards

Colleen Harkin
Class Action National Manager, Research Fellow
Institute of Public Affairs
T 03 9600 4744
L2, 410 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
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Personally, I can’t imagine a worse situation for Australian democracy than for a younger voting age to be made legal. Sixteen and seventeen year olds should not be voting. They are still developing their adult selves and would be very much subject to influences that they might resist if even two years older. Those two years are vital growing and developing years for gaining an adult perspective on life.

Arky
January 24, 2023 10:37 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
January 24, 2023 at 10:34 pm

..
No one should vote.
It only encourages them.

chrisl
chrisl
January 24, 2023 10:38 pm

My wife often asks for help getting the shopping out of the car.
I ask “ How did you get it in there?”

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 24, 2023 10:40 pm

Four Corners returns next Monday. Don’t miss it.

It’s been nearly thirty years since I watched an episode of “Four Corners.”

custard
custard
January 24, 2023 10:50 pm

And yet this twitter link blocks me from responding

The great big awakening is ascendant make no mistake

MatrixTransform
January 24, 2023 10:53 pm

the light fitting had been wrongly wired originally with earth and neutral swapped

was gonna add …. or you have an actual fault on the lighting circuit … didnt bother

miswiring earth and neutral at a light would not be an issue without an rcd/rcbo because earth and neutral are effectively the same(ish) potential. certainly in a house it is.

though, adding the rcd would deffo produce that tripping fault.

it’s the sort of thing that chills a sparkie though.

imagine lifting an earth wire to find it actually alive when it shouldn’t be

never, ever, trust anybody else’s wiring

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
January 24, 2023 10:57 pm

Many many years ago when I lived in Bondi one of the treats was an electrical storm way out to sea.

I spent some time in the outback in QLD a few years ago. The horizon was dead flat – lead to astonishingly abrupt sunsets since when yhe sun sets it disappearing behind the curve of the earth while in the cities it disappears behind hills or mountains but is still high in the sky behind them.

Anyway, there were a few times there were storms at night but which brought not a drop of rain. The wind would blow in gusts and there would be a charge in the air. The lightening came in random flashes at random times that made the clouds leap out from the blackness in grey-white spectral forms and disappear back into the dark in an instant. The fact the sky was so open made it even more invigorating for making you feel more exposed.

I found out afterward that for the locals it was not just some spectacular light show to stand beneath while finishing a Gamay Pinot Noir. The lightening would sometimes touch the ground and ignite fires on farmland – which were perfectly served by the lack of rain and gusts of wind.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 24, 2023 11:01 pm

Anyway, “Sliante” to all you mob.

Mme Zulu’s specialist has determined that surgery is not required to repair the damage done by the cancer, and, after some months of near total deafness, she is fitted with a hearing aid.

Cats will do me the courtesy of ignoring any incoherent transmissions from this call – sign.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Zulu the optimist:

Cats will do me the courtesy of …..

First day on this site eh bloke?

rickw
rickw
January 24, 2023 11:29 pm

Yesterday a 72 year old American with Vietnamese heritage with a spotless record takes his gun to a hall and kills 11 people (another one died today).
Today a 67 year old American with Chinese heritage with a spotless record takes his gun to work and kills 7 people.
WTF is happening.

Gun control is on the agenda, so they need killings. Whoever is running the program doesn’t understand that the perpetrator should at least have some potential to be a killer in their background. If he keeps picking mild mannered Asians, he can kiss his Christmas bonus goodbye.

slackster
slackster
January 24, 2023 11:38 pm

Latest demographic projection for Ukraine is out

https://imgur.com/a/qcIdqfB

https://www.populationpyramid.net/ukraine/2050/

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Pogria says: January 24, 2023 at 10:30 pm
Sal, forgot to ask, do Sharman’s Boxing Troupe travel out your way? I know they are still getting around parts of the outback. In a limited format.

Sharman gave the game away before Whitlam was elected PM.
(Some tent boxing names used from here on, apologies to those who’ve not frequented showgrounds)
My grandfather briefly boxed with Sharman.

You’re likely thinking of Fred Brophy’s tent. Selby Moore was his uncle, Fred took it over from him (Selby having taken it over from his brother Sandy)
One of the blokes who works for me used to box with Selby.

Fred occasionally comes into the pub, having left the tent & troupe somewhere out west while he nips home for secret boss-reasons. Though I’ve not seen him for a few years before Covid & certainly haven’t seen him since.
Fred is (or was) in addition to being Australia’s last tent boxing troupe, he was also a fellow publican.

Qld is (or was) the last bastion of fairground tent boxing, as everywhere else has a mandatory one-week break between “fights”. Tent boxers can have four or so “fights” each night.

I’m not sure where the Australian tent boxing scene is up to since Covid turned up & panicked our really smart government (Slomo, Talidan, Gladishocker, Princess Anastasia, et al) into shuttering our lives.

rickw
rickw
January 24, 2023 11:42 pm

OK, reinstatement isn’t going to happen, but have you put it on them for redundancy, putting it about that if legal discovery turns up emails linking redundancy and vax sackings it could end badly for them?

I’m above the Fair Work $ limit so I have no recourse there. Only option is therefore a Civil Action which I will look at when I get completely out of Australia. They’re vindictive f’cks and I don’t want to cause anyone any trouble. The way I see it, the longer things go on the better they get with respect to likelihood of success. Regardless of the approach, those involved won’t be able to help hindsight the situation. At present, in hindsight, it looks like I was on the right track and a company full of doctors, hse experts and risk management experts had it completely wrong. Also, there’s friends of mine who have left the company who are so f’cked off with what happened, there’s some interest in some crowd sourced support to help run the case.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 24, 2023 11:46 pm

First day on this site eh bloke?

Drinking very good single malt, from a cut crystal tumbler; and watching John Hurt and Jenny Agutter in “The Alan Clark Diaries.”

rickw
rickw
January 24, 2023 11:50 pm

Leopard II video linked earlier. Always something mildly amusing about a tank advertisement in German:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=114&v=K2mcO6l-0cY&embeds_euri=https%3A%2F%2Ftaskandpurpose.com%2F&source_ve_path=MTM5MTE3&feature=emb_logo

rickw
rickw
January 24, 2023 11:54 pm
rickw
rickw
January 24, 2023 11:57 pm
Dot
Dot
January 25, 2023 12:07 am

“It’s a real war now!”

The Kremlin has been pushing this nonsense for at least three months IIRC.

It is an utter embarrassment they haven’t rolled every province and township and driven the UAF into the Black Sea.

Kiev learnt quickly how to finesse their propaganda without outrageous claims after being dragged on a few dumb things, the Kremlin has not.

“It’s a real war now we have lost our best soldiers, masses of tanks and company grade officers…”

Putin’s top generals must thank their KGB god (worshipped by their KGB patriarch/wizard) that they’re not actually fighting Turkey, China or Finland.

China is the main beneficiary of this war, exactly what American strategists probably set out to achieve.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
January 25, 2023 12:11 am

In the battle between Showies versus Carnies I feel I must take a side.

I choose #TeamRoss.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 25, 2023 12:15 am

PS, please don’t hold it against me that I lived in Bondi.

Bondi was fine until Jamie Packer moved in. Then it was plumber’s cleavage in the streets.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 25, 2023 12:19 am

PS, please don’t hold it against me that I lived in Bondi.
It was phase.

Everyone should live in crumbling apartment blocks riddled with concrete cancer at some stage. St Kilda, Cottesloe … you name it. All good.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 25, 2023 12:24 am

Having a coffee overlooking the Jagannath temple in Puri.

Anyone in a Toll polo shirt recruiting?

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 25, 2023 12:27 am

In the battle between Showies versus Carnies I feel I must take a side.

Trains.

rosie
rosie
January 25, 2023 12:46 am

Subterranean Naples was pretty good.
€10 cash only, first English language tour at midday.
It’s actually the ancient Greco Roman aqueducts 40 metres below.
The Greeks uses to dig deep wells to harvest the volcanic rock that covers the Neapolitan plain to build buildings in the immediate vicinity, then later the excavations were joined up, the river diverted and for 2300 years Neo Polis aka Naples had access to clean fresh water from this incredible network of aqueducts.
Then in the 19th century sewers were build at a higher level, the water was contaminated, cholera broke out and the aqueducts were closed by diverting the river again.
I’m guessing the wells, which were the only way to access the aqueducts, were then used as rubbish tips because eventually the aqueducts were filled with debris up to 7 metres deep.
Then world war two happened and Naples got bombed, a lot. A stair way was built, sloped to allow furniture to be taken down, the debris was concreted over, electricity, toilets and showers installed and 5000 people sheltered there from bombs.
The only three that actually direct hit via entering one of the two wells left open for ventilation failed to explode, though 72 people died in the stairwell during a stampede.
A lot of people preferred to take their chances in the open air as the underground toilets were apparently very stinky, I think there were 10 or 12 for the 5000.
We also visited some remnants of the old Greco Roman amphitheatre now mostly under more recent houses. Also fascinating, especially the explanation of Roman earthquake proofing building techniques.
Highly recommended if you are going to Naples.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 25, 2023 1:06 am

We are currently taking three days R & R in a baronial pile that does a fair imitation of Balmoral Castle, which is not too far from here. This place, with its rear-facing a vista down the valley to the small town of Pitlochry on the edge of the rising domes of the snow-covered Cairngorms, offers to the town a vision of a massive three-turreted granite palace styled in the mid-Victorian Scottish Gothic, accented with a French flair, sitting like Cinderella’s Castle up on the hill. It was built in the 1870’s as a spa retreat, as a ‘Hydropathic’ Hotel. Shades of the Hydro Majestic in Sydney’s Blue Mountains and reminiscent too of the Cinderella’s Castles of the Railway Barons, such as that in Banff, Canada, all built around railway access to a spa complex, as was this one too. As you drive into the entrance on the other side, two stone battlemented towers stand at each corner, also topped with turrets, with the canopied entrance in the long middle of the building being where you enter into a very expansive and long hall down the other axis. It is all, as it was meant to be, rather impressive and imitative of Royal splendour in these highlands.

As a capitalist venture it has had a very chequered history. There is a small museum in the basement outlining the various fates this hotel has suffered. During both World Wars it was taken over by boarding schools, a girls’ school in WW1 and a boys’ school in WW2. From the 1880’s onwards its ‘health’ aspect diminished substantially (not surprising when you see the pics of the basement treatment rooms, where enema-delivering men in white coats stand by with enamel buckets to treat their victim on a surgical table). Patronage fell off for this experience and the hotel soon moved to providing all-round food, service and entertainment, until the First World War intervened. The old pics in the museum are fascinating, the fussy stuff people wore etc, one wonders how they managed to move. Until the 1950’s when decent central heating was installed the hotel only opened in the summer months. It changed hands at least eight times till recently, and mostly hasn’t had a good ROI. It now has a slightly aging decor, but is still very grand (with pretensions). The food is mass cruise-ship standard. The clientele are well-off and some do dress for dinner; others make less effort.

I have only one set of dinner-worthy clothing (for the funeral) so have to gee it up with some jewellery, which fortunately I did bring with me. We will look in the local shops this arvo for something else for me, a new Scottish jumper perhaps.

Our room is one of the main ones, in a turret, so half of it is in a large semi-circle with three sets of windows and tapestry drapes to pull over against the weather. We find the king-size sleigh bed very comfortable, although the red carpet everywhere in this great expanse of bedroom takes some getting used to, along with the gold velvet sofa and the gold and silver embossed wallpaper. At least it makes a change in terms of space from the pub at Kilmartin, where in order for Hairy to pack properly moving around the small double bed I had to sit on a chair placed in the ensuite.

There is no whisky porridge in this establishment, although the porridge pot is full enough. I suspect this place feels whiskey porridge is too much a fancy of the working man for their uniformed staff to approve. Luckily I purchased Hairy a small hip flask in Rovanieme imagining just such an emergency and sneak it out for a good whiskey tot’s worth at breakfast while admiring the view. Sets one up perfectly for the day of rambling, and I imaging for a bit of fishing and shooting too, where hip flasks can come into their own.

I can see why this sort of retreat did nothing to improve the choler about Royalty felt by the late Princess Diana and her new iteration, the Duchess of Sussex. You’d have to be keen to want to stay here for long and rather tedious holidays dressed in kilts and Harris Tweeds with sensible shoes.
Fun for a while though.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

“The Alan Clark Diaries.”

Another Clarke I know, but while we’re on the topic of Carnies, IIRC Geoff “ATSIC” Clarke is a former tent boxer, having boxed for a time with Sharman (boy does that date him)

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

On the great Carnies/Showies debate, perhaps we should turn to literature for some guidance:

DON’T CALL US CARNIES: We’re Showies and Proud of it” by Norma Brophy.
Much of her married life her ‘home base’ was in Victoria – perhaps this is the story behind the title?
(I’ve not yet read the book, though it is on my office bookshelf – it being published only a year or so ago)

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Another book on my office shelf, an excellent piece of Australian cultural history, and a definitive attempt at the history & culture of Australia’s travelling showmen is:

The Showies” by Bob Morgan. He’s a Victorian & considerable sponsorship/endorsement of the book came from Victoria (perhaps nobody told them they’re supposed to call ’em Carnies?)

The book draws considerably upon input from, among others, Jimmy Sharman & Tom Wittingslow (both of whom are mentioned above by various Cats)
I thoroughly recommend it as a read, and as a “must have” for anybody with a shelf of, or a bent for, authentic Australian cultural history.

It is a serious history, an informative work on the history of Australia’s Travelling Showmen.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Lizzie, dunno if they still do it, or if things have changed with the passing of years, but Bell’s distillery at Pitlochry used to have one of the better (i.e. more informative) distillery tours, with an excellent spiel well crafted & well delivered.
It was almost a master-class on distilling & matters ancillary to it.

A good portion of the public were too dumb to grasp (or to value) what they were being taught during the distillery tour, so they may have toned it down.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

OMG, Today’s Johannes Leak is a ripper!

rosie
rosie
January 25, 2023 2:15 am

Finishing this very fine day with a visit to the Poor Clare cloister and museum with Roman Baths thrown in.
The cloister has very beautiful 18th century majolica columns and benches you are not allowed to sit on.
The church attached was bombed in the war and the incendiaries caused a fire which burned for six days so they didn’t bother to try to restore the baroque renovations but returned it to its original state as Gothic.
The wooden roof trusses were replaced with concrete ones and covered in wood grain paint.
Will be interesting to see how that looks when I take a peek inside in quarter of an hour.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 25, 2023 3:18 am

Salvatore, the distillery is now named the Blair Athol Distillery and yes, they do have tours, but we haven’t roused ourselves to do one. Hairy however is sampling lots of little bottles of different sorts of whiskeys that are for sale here. Nearby is also the Edradour Single Malt Distillery.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 25, 2023 3:36 am

I should have said our room is under a turret not within it, it is part of a rounded stone edifice which forms the base of the turret, i.e. the base edifice which is three stories high, topped by the turret. The views from our room are spectacular. Hairy has gone downstairs to read beside one of the many roaring fires in the numerous comfortable sofa areas that are all in the great entrance hall, and I have promised to join him now, so will leave off catching up backthread with the Cat and go to watch the passing parade. He thinks I spent to much time and added too much unnecessary luggage weight when shopping the arvo, so needs mollifying. I think I need a new book to read as I’ve finished the Jeeves one, such an easy entertaining read. Hairy has lobbed on to The Palace Papers for fireside reading. Inside goss in it on courtiers and how they play the media is pretty interesting, as he’s finding out.

Tom
Tom
January 25, 2023 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
January 25, 2023 4:02 am
rosie
rosie
January 25, 2023 4:03 am

The ceiling was far too high for any inspection of wood stain paint.
Gothic.
Silly me.

Tom
Tom
January 25, 2023 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
January 25, 2023 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
January 25, 2023 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
January 25, 2023 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
January 25, 2023 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
January 25, 2023 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
January 25, 2023 4:11 am
feelthebern
feelthebern
January 25, 2023 5:01 am

Mike Pence has classified docs too.
Ol’ straighty one-eighty Mike Pence.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 25, 2023 5:10 am

I have zero idea what’s going on in Ukraine or Russia.
But overnight two strategy notes have dropped into my in-box that in part discuss the economic implications of the reconstruction of Ukraine once a cease fire or peace deal is agreed to.

No-one of note but once you start seeing places like Goldman putting out notes like that & amplifying it (that’s the key) & people like Jamie Dimon and other genuine establishment figures talking reconstruction, that’s when the US military funding will pivot.

Time will tell.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 25, 2023 5:15 am

I should have been clearer.
Wall Street will talk reconstruction after the US/Ukraine would have agreed to any timetable for an end in hostilities.
US/Ukraine agree.
Then Wall Street/Goldmans etc add to the change in narrative.

Miltonf
Miltonf
January 25, 2023 5:22 am

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has publicly demanded that Ukraine be admitted into NATO and be handed more guns from the West to fight Russia.My God I loathe these people. Moronic trash.

Miltonf
Miltonf
January 25, 2023 5:28 am

Is blojob even the full quid?

Pogria
Pogria
January 25, 2023 5:40 am

Zulu,
so happy to hear the memsahib is going well. Kudos.

min
min
January 25, 2023 6:14 am

Interesting how the keft want to lower the voting age although not for political purposes i have a problem with voting in the oldies demographic ,
I am battling the result ofvoters in Retirement Villages who vote for peace , go with the flow because of Cognitive decline . This is not Dementia but things becone too hard at a certain stage, to think about analyse, stress about so sign on the bottom line and it will all be taken out of your hands.
Here they have voted for an open ended contract 6 million to replace non compliant cladding . However the building has had water damage and black mould , Aspergillus niger since opening in2008 . I had 4 years of a bucket needing leak in ceiling early on , repaired but 5 th time in 20021 when i was told it could only be trectifued when cladding came off . Ten years ago there were 20 apartments with leaks All dealt with is phrase used.
Carpe told me as did architect friend that water damage etc likely to result at least in double the cladding costs but here we are with the OCC telling us when the variations can be estimated after cladding off they can negotiate the Price to fix.
How the Act for Retienpment Villages is structured residents have no powere, no access to Justice ecept VCAT which is slow and costly or a class action as Aveo have against them now. Anyway this is what Iam sor

Megan
Megan
January 25, 2023 6:28 am

So is Michael Ramirez going to be criticised or cancelled for using Nazi imagery? Asking for a friend in high places in NSW.

Pogria
Pogria
January 25, 2023 6:44 am

Min,
so sorry to hear what you have been forced to endure. I cannot offer any help, I have no legal training. I wish there was some way I could offer comfort. I hope you can keep fighting and are not forced to give in. Keep us updated, please so we know you are there.

min
min
January 25, 2023 6:51 am

Hey, hadnt finished so how previous post sent?
I am a happenstance person and an ENFJ on the Myer Briggs Anyway through of all people my car services man told me about a man who had helped hin so rang him yesterday , he came that afternoon expert in Apellant law , Galbally called on him for Pell case and this is what it was won on.,
Owner of Village in what appears to be in conjunction with original Builder has set up a complicated structure to thwart investigation and ways to making money fleecing oldies. I have with a couple of male friends here have uncovered all sorts of legal ways not ethical to do this, Builder not registered at time of construction with Asic or builders registration , btw one of leading luxury builders in Victoria, As built plans changed but changes not passed under regulations so we have 96 balconies not up to building regulations , for starters and the list gets longer . Issues of conflict of interest and as we have been told malfeasance but covered up so it all looks kosher . I think that is the explanation and why apelkant law is the answer.
My helper has 2 suster-sistersc in another Village going through difficulties as well not as bad as here tho’ .
It may have to end up in the media which then of course lower prices here but how could they sell anything with scaffolding and the black netting during works over building . Here is another issue , apart from cladding no vendor liabilities re building faults in Section 32 given on sale.
Fun and Games

Zipster
Zipster
January 25, 2023 6:55 am
feelthebern
feelthebern
January 25, 2023 7:03 am

min, if you google stories for people in your situation you can see one or two journo’s seem to be all over the problems you are faced with.
If your other avenues are drying up, you might want to contact them.
Having someone from The Age chasing them might change their attitudes towards residents.

Megan
Megan
January 25, 2023 7:06 am

Min, I wouldn’t give up on VCAT as an option. A handful of us, most over 70, won against the builders, developers and our local council, especially our actual ward counciller whose interference and participation in the process was suspect at best, without hiring a single expert. It cost us a couple of grand to file and was heard within a few months.

We did not hire experts we simply worked hard at putting together a coherent account dealing with each of the breaches, we used previously successful appeals as our template and presented it jointly with a confidence we did not entirely feel.

The council expert was an interesting side note. There was no doubt he presented their case professionally but it was clear to all of us his heart wasn’t in it. He had been ordered to do it but he knew the case was weak and against previous council policy.

It’s a tough spot you are in but you have more to regret in not fighting for what’s right than in giving it the best you’ve got and having a go. VCAT surprised us all.

shatterzzz
January 25, 2023 7:22 am

Anyone else noticing the irony of all the 251s moaning about Oz Day, “invasion” & “whitie” in general? .. they all seem to be wearing “whitie” clothing and using “whitie” media to get their message across! and seeing they ain’t at work some “whitie” CentreLink cash will be helping out! .. not a loin cloth, cleft stick delivered whinge, boomerang or humpy back-drop to be seen!
To be honest if I’d been part of a “nation” routed, invaded and genocided by 200 redcoats wiv muskets and several hundred, starving, scarecrow convicts I’d be too ashamed be doing to much advertising ……!

shatterzzz
January 25, 2023 7:33 am

How close to perfection is this pix? .. you’d, normall, have mor echanc eof winning Lotto .. LOL!
https://ibb.co/wzkPt8j

Min
Min
January 25, 2023 7:40 am

Thanks for the advice The Age and of all places ABC have covered similar so we have options there . Class action an option as well . I have written submissions to change the Act and have been asked to write to planning Minister to veto those in Cognitive decline voting. I have meeting with John Pesutto on Friday as I believe this is a State wide issue as many just not retirees have been sent bankrupt after cladding removed and having to pay for discovered .building problems . Exhausting for me Megan we are all over 80 here and me plus and most has fallen onto my shoulders too many in Cognitive decline. My doctor who was in house dr here told me yesterday, more than 60% here in Cognitive decline. . I have 58,000 words of book written on hold at moment as last week family and friends said I was looking terrible and rest. Spent days flat on my sofa
. I think building faults stem from time building inspector no longer employed by councils but sub contracted if they don’t look after builders’ interest they won’t get the work.

shatterzzz
January 25, 2023 7:45 am

Whoops! .. my self spell checking is getting worse …..!

Zipster
Zipster
January 25, 2023 7:48 am
Johnny Rotten
January 25, 2023 7:58 am

The Debt Ceiling Hits Pi – $31.4 Trillion

From Armstrong Economics –

“The debt ceiling has currently hit $31.4 trillion (Pi), representing borrowing that the Treasury undertakes to fund its financial obligations, ranging from safety-net benefits such as Social Security. Is this coincidence, or is the magic number where the government starts to lose control? As Socrates has been forecasting, this is the end of the road for our Republican forms of government. They are irresponsible, show no form of fiscal management, and exploit every possible means to sustain their power. The problem has been that they never see the end of the road. They think they can keep borrowing year after year and the public will keep buying.

The real crisis is the amount of new debt that the government needs to issue, is exceeding the balance sheet of the Primary Dealers. If they must buy the debt to retain their status, then if they cannot sell the debt, that is when you are looking at a major banking crisis. It is actually cheaper at this point to simply print the money and stop this fool’s game of pretending to be running the system responsibly.

It is time to turn out the lights on the stupid game of running endless deficits and borrowing when there is NEVER any intention to ever pay off the debt. Let’s stop the nonsense for this cannot continue indefinitely.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/sovereign-debt-crisis/the-debt-ceiling-hits-pi-31-4-trillion/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Dot
Dot
January 25, 2023 8:12 am

The Debt Ceiling Hits Pi – $31.4 Trillion

That means absolutely nothing.

P
P
January 25, 2023 8:18 am

7 Years Ago, Cardinal Pell Made History in Canterbury Cathedral
Edward Pentin – January 24, 2023

On July 7, 2015, Cardinal George Pell became the first Catholic cardinal since the 16th century to offer Mass at the cathedral’s high altar.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 25, 2023 8:18 am

Uncle Luigi’s on the spot guidance in Alice Springs shapes up well:

Mr Albanese said he supported the “immediate measures to place restrictions on the availability of alcohol, as well as ensuring that … a very timely review will allow consultation [about liquor bans] to take place with communities themselves.”

Oh…

Tangentyere Council CEO says alcohol bans were ‘race-based laws’

The organisation that provides services to Alice Springs’ town camps says it continues to support the bans being scrapped, and has not heard conversations from town camp leaders about reinstalling them.

CEO Walter Shaw said: “Tangentyere Council supports the aspirations of its members and town campers for self-determination and the abolition of punitive, race-based laws”.

“None of the town camp housing associations who are Tangentyere Council member organisations have indicated they want to pursue this option.”

Thanks, but no thanks, racists.
We’d prefer to stay on the piss.

Cassie of Sydney
January 25, 2023 8:25 am

“Is blojob even the full quid?”

Blowjob is an opportunistic lying clown. That’s not to say he lacks talents, he doesn’t, but as Nigel Farage says, Blowjob wouldn’t recognise the truth if it knocked him in the face. Blowjob has been in Ukraine over the last few days, visiting another clown, because he’s an attention whore who likes the limelight and he still thinks he has a political future. The truth is he doesn’t. Blowjob had his opportunity, he won an election in December 2019 in a landslide, winning the working class red wall, and then what? He squandered it bigtime, signing up to net zero, lauding renewables. He dumped on middle and working class England, preferring to follow the environmental goose steps laid out by his then posh girlfriend, later wife, “Princess Carrie”, and her crony millionaire and billionaire buddies who are all making lotsa dosh from wind turbines (note, not solar farm, there aren’t many solar farms in the UK). But if those environmental goosesteps weren’t enough, along comes Covid and the summer of 2020.
Blowjob signed up to Covid restrictions and locked the UK down except that, like all elitist hypocrites, he didn’t and doesn’t practice what he preached. Whilst the UK was in lockdown, whilst the late Queen was grieving her husband of seventy-four years, Blowjob and his posh wife partied in Downing Street. Oh and let’s not forget the summer of 2020, when BLM riots erupted across England’s big cities, when UK police took the knee to neo-Marxist scum, when middle class scum vandalised statues of British heroes such as Churchill and Nelson, what did Blowjob and the Tories do and say? Nothing. You couldn’t make any of this this shit up, except we can, because such shit happened and happens. I should add though, that Keir Starmer, current UK Labour leader, a man who seems unwilling to acknowledge that only females have a cervix, also has been caught out partying during Covid, but the MSM are quite happy ignoring such breaches when it’s one of their own. If Blowjob had been more of a cultural warrior, more Churchillian, who had been willing to stand up for working and middle class England, his Covid lapses, his Covid breaches and his lies might have been forgiven, but why should anyone forgive a hypocrite who’s a coward? NO. The truth is that we don’t mind hypocrites if they’re brave. I suspect Churchill himself would have led a delegation down to Whitehall to face off against BLM scum defacing statues of Nelson. You can truthfully say it wasn’t the Covid virus that killed Blowjob’s political career, it was the Carrie virus and venal cowardice. As with Morrison gifting us Labor and Sleazy the word Slusher, Blowjob and the Tories’ incompetence and “Labour lite” policies, their abject refusal to fight the left’s culture wars on anything means that the Tories will gift the UK Keir Starmer and Labour. And as we’re seeing here, it’s not going to be pretty. At least Blowjob is entertaining, a dead rat floating in a London sewer has more personality than Keir Starmer.

I was once again reminded of Covid double standards and hypocrisy when Horse Face announced her resignation last week and her parting words were she wanted to be remembered for her “kindness”. My oh my, how I roared with laughter, Horse Face was the complete opposite of “kind”. She was probably the least “kind” leader on the planet during the Covid hysteria. She locked up New Zealanders, she led vaccine mandates, she talked about a two tier society, of the vaccinated and the unvaccinated, she refused to allow Kiwis to return home, even pregnant women. The truth is that Horse Face was a despicable, vicious, cruel, nasty and vindictive female and that truth should be her legacy but the progressive MSM, and da sisterhood, so utterly compromised, so biased and so eternally stupid, will canonise her…Saint Jacinda. But the plain truth is that whilst she was being cruel to ordinary New Zealanders, she and her government were allowing celebrities and millionaires to fly in and out and exemptions to her tyrannical government’s Covid restrictions were the norm for uber wealthy and well known people. Similar happened here in Oz.

I should end by saying something positive about Blowjob, unlike Horse Face in NZ, I don’t think Boris is a cruel person.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 25, 2023 8:25 am

That means absolutely nothing.

Perhaps you need to read it in the original Greek or use a subscriber key to have it make sense.

sfw
sfw
January 25, 2023 8:26 am

I reckon there’s a fair chance that towns like Alice will be declared ‘Dry’ for all occupants, after all it would be racist not to. So if they did how long would it take for Alice to have zero whites? Then what happens next?

lotocoti
lotocoti
January 25, 2023 8:28 am

Is blojob even the full quid?
Got a bad case of the Churchill’s.
Next he’ll be wanting command of an independent force in theatre.

Indolent
Indolent
January 25, 2023 8:28 am

This is very to the point.

The silence is VERY disturbing

  1. Vinnie, go back and read my theory, aka: trump Assassination bingo card. It’s all there, Mate. PS: I named my…

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