Open Thread – Weekend 11 Feb 2023


The Shipwreck on Northern sea, Ivan Aivazovski, 1875


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Robert Sewell
February 12, 2023 6:53 pm

Old Lefty:

Then there was Chateau Tanunda brandy. A wine merchant I knew used to call it distilled cardboard.

Clarsac and Valsac.
I shall say no more.

Morsie
Morsie
February 12, 2023 7:04 pm

Recent High Court case regarding employee v contractor involved a food delivery guy.
Court held that the contract was paramount so the guy was a contractor.
Expect this to be legislated away but in the meantime make sure you have a contract

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 12, 2023 7:12 pm

Yep, can’t see da bruvvas taking that one lying down. Jump to it Albo and Burqa.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 12, 2023 7:14 pm

Clarsac and Valsac.

Used to cook with them. Even that was a stretch.

Robert Sewell
February 12, 2023 7:18 pm

GET WOKE GO BROKE: Disney Slashing Up To 7,000 Jobs

Perhaps the most disturbing business trend I’ve seen over the last 5 years is the destruction of childhood innocence by Disney and other woke corporations in an attempt to validate the extreme life choices of a few far left adults.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 12, 2023 7:57 pm

Old Leftysays:

February 12, 2023 at 5:51 pm

Corio whisky: the memory brings shudders.

It used to be referred to as C-O-R-10 by some old barmen.

Bluey
Bluey
February 12, 2023 7:57 pm

I’ve now learned it’s not slave labor, or child labor when it comes to green boondoggles. It’s now artisanal mining.

https://abcnews.go.com/International/cobalt-mining-transforms-city-democratic-republic-congo-satellite/story?id=96795773

Artisanal mining is often done with no personal protective equipment, in chaotic conditions. Mine collapses have caused hundreds of deaths and injuries. In October 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor added lithium-ion batteries to a list of goods produced by child labor, specifically because of children involved in the mining of cobalt in the country.

Morsie
Morsie
February 12, 2023 8:02 pm

Regarding duper and the 10 % referred to I thinking they were referring to the Trandition to Retirement pension where you are limited to receiving 10 % of your super balance by way of pension

rickw
rickw
February 12, 2023 8:08 pm

Artisanal mining

WTF?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 12, 2023 8:13 pm

Morsiesays:

February 12, 2023 at 8:02 pm

Regarding duper and the 10 % referred to I thinking they were referring to the Trandition to Retirement pension where you are limited to receiving 10 % of your super balance by way of pension

Oh, right.
Yes, there are minimums and maximums for TRIS or TRAP or whatever they call them now.
There are also minimums for the annual amount you must take if you are in full retirement.
4% of annual opening balance between ages 60 and 65.
But that has been halved during Covid.
I must admit I have never heard of an explicit work limit, and 10% would be four hours a week.
I did ask at least three public accountants about time gaps and hours of work in the new job and they kind of shrugged. There didn’t seem to be hard and fast rules. One just said, “Tell them you got sick of retirement and went back to work”.
I think Friday-Monday arrangements with the same employer would be a yuuuge risk though.

Roger
Roger
February 12, 2023 8:19 pm

I must admit I have never heard of an explicit work limit, and 10% would be four hours a week.

I recall something about 10 hours a week.

bons
bons
February 12, 2023 8:20 pm

For God’s sake people, stop upsetting Dim Tim.
He will make us read another of his ‘my holidays’ compositions’.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 8:34 pm

Yes the days of yore when Labor laughed at Abbott saying he would shirtfront Putin.
Where are they now?

bons
bons
February 12, 2023 8:35 pm

Yes the days of yore when ABC laughed at Abbott saying he would shirtfront Putin.

Eyrie
Eyrie
February 12, 2023 8:39 pm

I did read that Putin took up ju jitsu at age 12 or 13 and got rather good at it. Then got
KGB training. Shirt front him at own risk.

Boambee John
Boambee John
February 12, 2023 8:42 pm

Then there was Chateau Tanunda brandy. A wine merchant I knew used to call it distilled cardboard.

Then there was Revogel, on red and white. Did quite well for a while, until someone worked out the code.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 8:42 pm

Eric Clapton: “I can’t sleep because of the pain…the vaccine took my immune system and just shook it around”

Shorter rosie:
La la la

Diogenes
Diogenes
February 12, 2023 8:46 pm

Then there was Chateau Tanunda brandy. A wine merchant I knew used to call it distilled cardboard.

For old times sake Mrs D bought a bottle of Passion Pop, took one sip, spat it out and the rest of bottle went down the sink.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
February 12, 2023 8:48 pm

Chateau Tanunda brandy.

AKA the Shithouse Rotunda

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 8:52 pm

Geez Diogenes Passion Pop was the drop of choice when switching from beer.
A disgraceful drop

JC
JC
February 12, 2023 9:11 pm

There’s a book out by a BBC journalist by the name of Sweeney about Putin.

I believe it’s called “Killer in the Kremlin.”

I haven’t read it, but the takeaways I heard were that Putin goes both ways and there are reports of pedo behavior.

There is also a story about when his daughter and fiancé were driving and there was a road rage incident. The other driver beat the shit out of the boyfriend, and shortly after he was picked up by the cops, which culminated with 8 years in prison. He was an oligarch and ended up losing the banks he owned.

Eyrie
Eyrie
February 12, 2023 9:18 pm

OK BBC “journalist”.

Siltstone
Siltstone
February 12, 2023 9:20 pm

Artisanal mining is a widely used term for the informal mining sector, individuals and groups using low tech methods.

JC
JC
February 12, 2023 9:22 pm

Eyrie says:
February 12, 2023 at 9:18 pm

OK BBC “journalist”.

Seymour Hersch, New Yorker.

Piss off Hallward, you reprehensible slime-ball.

Miltonf
Miltonf
February 12, 2023 9:22 pm

BBC has as much credibility as the ABC.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 9:23 pm

Shorter JC, propaganda.
Yes, we can all see for ourselves but after the last 3 years now, but I’m done.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 9:25 pm

JC if you read Ace Of Spades, he has a good summary of Hersch.
I’ve never heard of the bloke but he’s in the know.

pete m
pete m
February 12, 2023 9:28 pm

Putin’s alleged martial arts skills are mostly BS. Photo ops to look tough. KGB politcal ops big deal – these guys are not SAS types, more ASIO diplomat desk jockeys. Again meh. 99% of his tough guy stich is bs. His army has shown how well they are armed and trained.

JC
JC
February 12, 2023 9:31 pm

Black Ball.
Longer JC, I never passed muster on the issue of credibility, other than to let people know the book is available. Also, did you believe the story about the US blowing up the pipeline without any corroboration, or that Seymour Hersch was a far-leftist despiser of America?

And how in the hell would you know if the book is bullshit after I just posted that it’s out there? 

Dot
Dot
February 12, 2023 9:34 pm

Don’t worry JC.

People here have gone temporarily mad.

There is absolutely no need to go nuts because our leaders are bad.

Putin’s political career was built on murder and a false flag to start the Second Chechen War:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowing_Up_Russia

Blowing Up Russia: Terror from Within (Russian: ??? ???????? ??????, FSB blows Russia up) is a book written by Alexander Litvinenko and Yuri Felshtinsky.[1] The authors describe the Russian apartment bombings as a false flag operation that was guided by the Russian Federal Security Service to justify the Second Chechen War and bring Vladimir Putin to power. The story was initially printed by Yuri Shchekochikhin in a special issue of Novaya Gazeta in August 2001[2] and published as a book in 2002. In Russia the book was prohibited because it divulged state secrets, and it was included in the Federal List of Extremist Materials.[3] However, it was published in more than twenty other countries and translated into twenty languages.[4]

JC
JC
February 12, 2023 9:35 pm

Black Ball says:
February 12, 2023 at 9:25 pm

JC if you read Ace Of Spades, he has a good summary of Hersch.
I’ve never heard of the bloke but he’s in the know.

I did. I’m not gullible enough to believe anything from the likes of Hersch with only unnamed sources. We went down the unnamed sources cul de sac with Wussiagate. If Ace wants to believe it then he can go right ahead.

Me? I reckon it was the Russians. I reckon it was the Russians because those idiots didn’t know how the hell to shut down a pipeline without the assistance of Western engineers.

Miltonf
Miltonf
February 12, 2023 9:35 pm

I can’t say for sure it’s bullsh*t but I suspect the BBC is just doing the Pommy gov’s and Washington war machine’s bidding. When is the beeb gonna write a book on the misable career of the old thief?

JC
JC
February 12, 2023 9:36 pm

Putin’s political career was built on murder and a false flag to start the Second Chechen War:

He’s Saddam in a bespoke Brioni suit and much richer too.

Dot
Dot
February 12, 2023 9:39 pm

This was once on PBS…

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh investigates one of Ronald Reagan’s greatest truimphs-the rescue of American students during the 1983 invasion of Grenada. Hersh’s reporting reveals an inept US military operation and questions whether the students needed rescuing at all.

Hmmmmm…….

JC
JC
February 12, 2023 9:41 pm

Miltonf says:
February 12, 2023 at 9:35 pm

I can’t say for sure it’s bullsh*t but I suspect the BBC is just doing the Pommy gov’s and Washington war machine’s bidding. When is the beeb gonna write a book on the misable career of the old thief?

Milt, it’s possible.However, if there are folks who believe the Hersch story, then why is the book beyond the pale. Perhaps the cause is total cognitive dissonance, which Dot alludes to.

An excellent way to tell when one is suffering cognitive dissonance is to see who supports Hersch while totally discounting Sweeney. Hallward would be exhibit A.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 9:42 pm

Fair enough JC
With the arsehole in charge of the formerly great USA, you are ruling the Nordstream Pipeline out of his hands?

JC
JC
February 12, 2023 9:42 pm

Dot says:
February 12, 2023 at 9:39 pm

This was once on PBS…

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh investigates one of Ronald Reagan’s greatest truimphs-the rescue of American students during the 1983 invasion of Grenada. Hersh’s reporting reveals an inept US military operation and questions whether the students needed rescuing at all.

Hmmmmm…….

Hmmmmm #Metoo

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 9:43 pm

I’m here to listen and learn.
The greatest news site

JC
JC
February 12, 2023 9:45 pm

Black Ball says:
February 12, 2023 at 9:42 pm

Fair enough JC
With the arsehole in charge of the formerly great USA, you are ruling the Nordstream Pipeline out of his hands?

Ruling it out? Nope. However I wouldn’t take Hersch’s word for it.

Do you rule out the possibility that Putin goes both ways and has pedo tendencies?

rosie
rosie
February 12, 2023 10:02 pm

. If you’re aged under 60, you can return to work provided you can prove that your intention to retire was genuine when you made it. For example, your personal circumstances may have changed since you retired. You may need to provide proof of these changed circumstances to the ATO or your super fund.

horse’s mouth

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 12, 2023 10:03 pm

Seems “Dismal Jimmy” Chalmers has got his eye on franking credits again.

rosie
rosie
February 12, 2023 10:04 pm

Friday Monday arrangements are clearly fraught.
I’d wait at least a few weeks.
These days you could probably just claim, if asked, you can no longer afford to pay the electricity bill.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 12, 2023 10:09 pm

JCsays:

February 12, 2023 at 9:11 pm

There’s a book out by a BBC journalist by the name of Sweeney about Putin.

I believe it’s called “Killer in the Kremlin.”

I haven’t read it, but the takeaways I heard were that Putin goes both ways and there are reports of pedo behavior.

So.
The Poot is gay like Mick Jagger?

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 12, 2023 10:10 pm

Seems “Dismal Jimmy” Chalmers has got his eye on franking credits again

Liars can’t help themselves. They think capitalism is that guy in the Monopoly set.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 12, 2023 10:12 pm

Loved the earlier reference to flamer Kenny Everett playing a bigger flamer in Mick Jagger.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 12, 2023 10:15 pm

Liars can’t help themselves. They think capitalism is that guy in the Monopoly set.

Pay that one!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 12, 2023 10:16 pm

Rosie at 10:02.
Superguide is pretty good.
It is my go-to if I find the ATO site a little impenetrable.
In answer to Miltonf’s question, a pre-arranged re-engagement as a contractor would be a no-no.

rosie
rosie
February 12, 2023 10:17 pm

What’s Clapton’s experience got to do with me?
I never suggested no-one ever suffered serious side effects from vaccines, or that some have died as a result.
I’m not buying every excess death in 2021 2022 is the result of vaccine side effects.
That’s all.
Oh and clapton made his position known more that 18 months ago and appears to have now fully recovered
Eric clapton mentioning his pre existing condition.

rosie
rosie
February 12, 2023 10:18 pm
JC
JC
February 12, 2023 10:18 pm

So.
The Poot is gay like Mick Jagger?

Are you kidding? Pute and Jagger were an item.

rosie
rosie
February 12, 2023 10:18 pm

Clapton also got vaccinated before I did.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 12, 2023 10:19 pm

Liars can’t help themselves. They think capitalism is that guy in the Monopoly set.

The comments are always the same when there’s a story on franking credits – the fools who don’t know the way the system works, and think franking credits are some sort of rort, practiced by the very rich, insist on airing their ignorance.

rosie
rosie
February 12, 2023 10:21 pm

I have a very small secondary super fund, haven’t touched it only because a)I’m not desperate for the money and b) up until last year it was a significantly better return than bank interest (last year treaded water)

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 12, 2023 10:22 pm

JCsays:

February 12, 2023 at 10:18 pm

So.
The Poot is gay like Mick Jagger?

Are you kidding? Pute and Jagger were an item.

And who else?
I mean, it is common knowledge that Mick only does gay threesomes.
As a minimum.
He thinks one-on-one gay sex is a little … well … straight.

Indolent
Indolent
February 12, 2023 10:26 pm

I did. I’m not gullible enough to believe anything from the likes of Hersch with only unnamed sources. We went down the unnamed sources cul de sac with Wussiagate. If Ace wants to believe it then he can go right ahead.

So, do you think Russia did it to themselves? Did you watch that clip with Tucker Carlson showing Biden and Victoria Nuland clearly stating their intent? Do you think they were joking? Odd, isn’t it that exactly what they said would happen, did.

rosie
rosie
February 12, 2023 10:28 pm

It would be worth seeing franking credits smacked just to see the nashing of teeth in teal electorates.
People, including companies paying dividends will look at different options.
(I get a small income from dividends)

JC
JC
February 12, 2023 10:34 pm

So, do you think Russia did it to themselves? Did you watch that clip with Tucker Carlson showing Biden and Victoria Nuland clearly stating their intent? Do you think they were joking? Odd, isn’t it that exactly what they said would happen, did.

If it was supposed to be super secret why would they “telegraph’ it?

rosie
rosie
February 12, 2023 10:35 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 12, 2023 10:36 pm

JC, the book on Putin talking about liking it both ways and being a kiddie fiddler (allegedly).
Was that the one which also talked about bestiality incidents when he was in St Petersburg?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 12, 2023 10:37 pm

Allegedly, comrades.
Allegedly.

Jorge
Jorge
February 12, 2023 10:39 pm

If the followers of Mohamed in Chechnya were peaceful law abiding citizens content to raise their children under the mantle of the Russian state and with no thought of a caliphate that would be a first.

Putin didn’t need to conjure a false flag op.

Everywhere you look the most intractable tensions simmer away in places where the sons of the prophet rub up against non believers. It’s not us, it’s them.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 12, 2023 10:42 pm

(I get a small income from dividends)

I’m a self funded retiree – the majority of my income is derived from dividends. I am NOT the slightest bit interested in returning to the former system of double taxation of dividends.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 10:42 pm
Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 10:44 pm

No you aren’t rosie. Freedom for you is the next jab.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 10:46 pm

And I shall watch Magnum Force with a few beverages from the balcony of my first floor window.
Shall check in

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 10:47 pm

Note that Sefton has his doubts about Hersch but his theory cannot be dismissed.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 12, 2023 11:01 pm

Watching John Hurt, in “The Alan Clarke Diaries.” Jenny Agutter as his long suffering wife…

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 11:03 pm

“Man’s got to know his limitations…”

rosie
rosie
February 12, 2023 11:12 pm

Freedom of choice you sad sack.
What business of yours are my personal health decisions?

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 11:18 pm

FMD I made a fatal mistake Cats and Kittehs
Paused to watch The Project for 5 minutes.
No acknowledgement of Vietnam. But lots of a young skateboarding champion named Chloe.
I regretfully say I am late in the piece so probably missed Albo raising the Rainbow Flag.
Which gives Captain Phuckwhittery Cummins a few ideas in India.

rosie
rosie
February 12, 2023 11:18 pm

I’m on my way to the Greek theatre etc, it’s a beautiful sunny Sunday in downtown Sicacusa and everyone is out, with lots of kids in fancy dress, I dont know if its a special occasion or how they do.
Didn’t bother with trying to have lunch at any of the restaurants, no-one wants to serve a table for one on the weekend.
Found a bakery on the road to the tourist sights, smelling of freshly baked bread and full of of locals buying cooked meals to take home for Sunday lunch.
€4.90 got me a bottle of water some sort of chicken and capsicum casserole and a beautiful piece of bread.
I’ll stay well within my informal budget of $50 a day today.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 11:20 pm

Lol rosie.
I’m happy I’ve made my decision. Still employed, still unjabbed.
Which makes the last 2 years a WTF moment.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 11:22 pm

I will join you in those Greek Ampitheatres if I could possibly give a phuc.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 12, 2023 11:32 pm

Freedom of choice you sad sack.
What business of yours are my personal health decisions?

And what of yours to question those who are sceptical of the forced vaccination of billions around the world and the excess deaths recorded?
Enjoy the Greek Islands ?

Bruce in WA
February 12, 2023 11:33 pm

WTF??

Just walking past the teev after pouring myself a (small) single malt and there’s an ad for potato chips and two guys in hammocks kissing!

Why? For God’s sake, why?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 12, 2023 11:37 pm

two guys in hammocks kissing!

Wasn’t a Navy recruiting commercial? Rum, sodomy and the lash?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 12, 2023 11:38 pm

Just walking past the teev after pouring myself a (small) single malt and there’s an ad for potato chips and two guys in hammocks kissing!

Putin and Mick Jagger?

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 12, 2023 11:46 pm

sTan sTands with crazy Lidia:

the ex-Green now crossbench senator Lidia Thorpe. She is constantly referred to as a “radical”. Why? Because she is a champion of First Nations sovereignty.

Is that radical? First Nations people are the sovereign people of this country. This is, was and always will be our country.

The invasion and theft of our land does not change that. Never have our people ceded sovereignty.

This ex post facto assertion of sovereignty is dubious at best. Isn’t this claim to never have ceded sovereignty somewhat problematic, given the people sovereignty was never ceded to provided you with the concept of it?

I accept there are parts of Australia that some Indigenous people have special claims to, and this is recognised by native title. But sovereignty over the entire joint is absurd.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 12, 2023 11:50 pm

sTan sTands with crazy Lidia:

sTan isn’t cool enough to join the gang.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 12, 2023 11:52 pm

Tributes flow for US actor and musician Cody Longo, dead at age 34

Hmm. So they have the “If you or anyone you know needs help” box with all the phone numbers to Lifeline etc, but the article also says:

Longo had passed away in his Texas family home where authorities found him lying unresponsive on his bed while asleep.

However, the cause of his death remains undetermined.

Weird suicide, if that’s what it was. Had a wife and three kids, upcoming projects – plenty to live for. Hmm.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 12, 2023 11:53 pm

Had a bit of the brown snake 2 step this arvo.
1 m long one spotted by the kid cruising past the front door on the veranda.
Went out, put my Japanese safety boots on and dropped a bin in front of it to crawl into.
Mongrel got snakey right off the bat and had a couple of strikes at me.
Thought I’d get a shovel to assist it into the bin so stepped onto the lawn.
Mongrel had dipped under a gap in the wall and was waiting for me.
3 close strikes at my leg while I danced sideways.
Asshole got away as well.
Shovel to the back next time

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 12, 2023 11:57 pm

I’m not gullible enough to believe anything from the likes of Hersch with only unnamed sources. We went down the unnamed sources cul de sac with Wussiagate

I think there’s a clear distinction to be made between unnamed sources doing the bidding of the deep state and unnamed sources airing the deep state’s dirty laundry.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 13, 2023 12:00 am

Holiday makers in Broome have their plans interrupted by a dead bikie in the pool. Although if you are holidaying in Broome in February a dead bikie in the pool might not even make the Top 5.

Gabor
Gabor
February 13, 2023 12:03 am

Oh come on says:
February 12, 2023 at 11:57 pm

I’m not gullible enough to believe anything from the likes of Hersch with only unnamed sources. We went down the unnamed sources cul de sac with Wussiagate

I think there’s a clear distinction to be made between unnamed sources doing the bidding of the deep state and unnamed sources airing the deep state’s dirty laundry.

Quite so.
Big difference, besides it was hinted on if not exactly predicted well before it happened.
I only wonder when, where, and how the revenge will come.
It will.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 13, 2023 12:34 am

Air Crash Investigation focused on Lockerbie. These people are amazing. Nothing less should be expected, the forensic and maniacal work is superb.

Oh come on
Oh come on
February 13, 2023 12:53 am

I only wonder when, where, and how the revenge will come.

It looks to be one of those things that future historians will look back on as a major global turning point. Perhaps the moment when the Atlanticists fatally overreached.

rickw
rickw
February 13, 2023 12:59 am

“COVID has split people up and it made people sometimes go awry”

No, that was the government response you f’ckwit. COVID itself did bugger all.

rosie
rosie
February 13, 2023 1:14 am

Well that was a bust.
If you want to visit the archaeological complex in Siracusa not Sunday afternoon or Monday.
It’s closed.
The catacombs of San Giovanni were supposed to be open but the leaf blown entrance suggested otherwise.
I am now having consolation lemon gelati, apparently it is not granita season in Siracusa so get it while you can further north.
It’s still a beautiful day and I can always come back another time.

rosie
rosie
February 13, 2023 1:46 am
Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 13, 2023 3:24 am

Up late and noted the Australian has two very good articles up.

Chris Mitchell writing about ABC 7:30 Report segment on Covid. Chris has a go at ABC bias and Dr Brendan Crabb.

Adam Creighton writing on latest report on masks saying pretty much useless.

Tom
Tom
February 13, 2023 4:00 am
Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Robert Sewell
February 13, 2023 4:18 am

HBBear:

Holiday makers in Broome have their plans interrupted by a dead bikie in the pool. Although if you are holidaying in Broome in February a dead bikie in the pool might not even make the Top 5.

Depends how long he’d been there, I suppose.

Robert Sewell
February 13, 2023 4:29 am

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/judicial-coup-biden-filling-courts-radical-judges-will-ignore-law-politics/

Obama judge Amy Totenberg in Georgia to this day won’t release the Halderman report requested by the court covering the Dominion voting machines used in the state. CISA released a report that indicated that these machines had serious flaws that bad actors could manipulate to steal elections. Judge Totenberg won’t allow Americans to see the Halderman report that the CISA report was in response to.

Robert Sewell
February 13, 2023 4:43 am

Some good news on the Woke Front:

As companies aggressively lay off workers and cut costs, a survey released last month revealed that company events and bonuses are cut first, followed by diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs. DEI job listings fell by a fifth last year and the woke collapse is accelerating.

DEI, once exciting, is now just another formula, a set of tired rules that overlap all the others embedded in corporate and government workplaces that everyone is learning to ignore. And, like any other formula, the work of yelling at white people can be outsourced to software.

Robert Sewell
February 13, 2023 4:46 am

Biden Frees Al Qaeda Terrorist Involved In Marriott Bombing

After the bombing of a Marriott hotel that killed and wounded over 160 people, plots to poison water reservoirs near military bases, blow up gas stations and poison medications, Biden has decided to free Majid Khan from Gitmo and send him off to vacation in sunny Belize.
Biden has continued Obama’s policy of freeing all the Islamic terrorists from Guantanamo Bay.

Robert Sewell
February 13, 2023 4:51 am

Biden: the merchant of hypocrisy.

It seems to be a scientific law, like gravity, that whatever trespasses the US Democrats accuse the Republicans of, it will quickly transpire that they have done the same thing, but worse…

Robert Sewell
February 13, 2023 4:58 am

New geological study proves that the green energy movement is impossible to achieve

The comprehensive study found that the current estimated metal reserves are woefully deficient in almost every category. The table below lists base and rare earth metals requirements to build the new grid and E.V.s. Deficits are yellow-highlighted. For example, copper is an integral part of a high-voltage grid system, coming up short by a shocking 3.7 billion tons. Can we dig enough open mile-deep ore pits to meet that shortfall? Improbable.

Some quite informative tables to wave at the green idiots…

Robert Sewell
February 13, 2023 5:00 am

That should keep you lot happy for a bit.
There will be a written exam, and you will be marked down for inattention.

Gabor
Gabor
February 13, 2023 5:07 am

Robert Sewell says:
February 13, 2023 at 4:46 am

Biden Frees Al Qaeda Terrorist Involved In Marriott Bombing

Page not found.
Are you sure it was Biden? Seems to me it was earlier, but could be wrong.

Robert Sewell
February 13, 2023 6:00 am
Robert Sewell
February 13, 2023 6:09 am

TIK latest – The Tormosin Offensive, the airlift continuing failure, and the start of the Relief attempt.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 13, 2023 6:23 am

Amazing how Canada has gone so fascist so quickly.

Catholic School Pupil Who Voiced Catholic Beliefs on Gender Arrested (12 Feb)

A Canadian Catholic school pupil who was suspended last November for saying there are only two genders was arrested this week after attempting to return to class without renouncing his beliefs.

Josh Alexander, 16, was arrested on Monday afternoon at St Joseph’s Catholic High School in Renfrew, Ontario after trying to attend class after he had been suspended in November for saying there are only two genders during a class discussion.

They are now arresting children for wrongthink.

Min
Min
February 13, 2023 6:34 am

Rosie your article about Siracusa tested my Italian

Ed Case
Ed Case
February 13, 2023 6:35 am

Sy Hersh is a Deep State mouthpiece.
He’s signaling that the Pipeline attack was an attack on Germany, mission accomplished, the Ukraine War is over, so far as the U.S. is concerned, on to Iran.

Rossini
Rossini
February 13, 2023 6:40 am

Thanks Tom!

Cassie of Sydney
February 13, 2023 6:43 am

People here have gone temporarily mad.

The writer of these words should have a good look in the mirror.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 13, 2023 6:58 am

The (justified) baying for the return of an actual coach of our national crikkit team continues unabated.

Former batsman Damien Martyn, who was beautiful to watch incidentally, put up a now-deleted tweet that simply said:

#justinlanger

Proper captains like Allan Border and Steve Waugh are furious, and rightly so, that this bunch of effete quickly-going-over-the-hill dilettantes with the mental resilience of cellophane have successfully colluded with Cricket Australia to ditch a coach that knew how to win in tough times.

The current captain is far more comfortable poncing along talking about wind turbines than answering questions about why his crop of prancing thoroughbreds fold like Mick Jagger at a Chippendales show.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 13, 2023 7:00 am

This guy thinks global warming caused the Turkey earthquake.

UN Advisor Claims ‘climate change is triggering more earthquakes’ (12 Feb)

Professor ?brahim Özdemir is a UN advisor and an ecologist teaching at Üsküdar University: “On Monday, earthquakes in my country Turkey and neighboring Syria left a trail of unprecedented devastation and a death toll surpassing 16,000 people at the last count. We do not know for sure what triggered this horrific natural disaster, but we do know there is growing scientific evidence that climate change increases the risk of such tremors, together with tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.”

Professor ?brahim Özdemir is a UN advisor and an ecologist teaching at Üsküdar University. He has served as Director-General at the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Turkish Ministry of Education and was a leading member in drafting the Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change endorsed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC.

We’re certainly living in a time of widespread insanity at the moment. The elites believe some really crazy stuff.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
February 13, 2023 7:07 am

Week before last going down the coast saw the largest red bellied black snake I’ve seen. 1.5m with an S bend as well. Have seen pigs and deer also.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
February 13, 2023 7:09 am

I don’t think they really believe it BoN, some of them will but the rest are using it for themselves. Power is a bigger drug than opiates.

Zipster
February 13, 2023 7:10 am

WTF??

Just walking past the teev after pouring myself a (small) single malt and there’s an ad for potato chips and two guys in hammocks kissing!

Why? For God’s sake, why?

to rub your face in it. next youll have to bend over to prove you are not phobic

Gabor
Gabor
February 13, 2023 7:13 am

Bruce of Newcastle says:
February 13, 2023 at 7:00 am

This guy thinks global warming caused the Turkey earthquake.
We’re certainly living in a time of widespread insanity at the moment. The elites believe some really crazy stuff.

Even if you believe in global warming, how on earth can you deduct that it causes earthquakes?
Climate change. I do believe in, it does change, cooler, warmer then back again, but causing earthquakes?

By what mechanism?

Johnny Rotten
February 13, 2023 7:19 am

Gaborsays:
February 13, 2023 at 7:13 am
Bruce of Newcastle says:
February 13, 2023 at 7:00 am

This guy thinks global warming caused the Turkey earthquake.
We’re certainly living in a time of widespread insanity at the moment. The elites believe some really crazy stuff.

Even if you believe in global warming, how on earth can you deduct that it causes earthquakes?
Climate change. I do believe in, it does change, cooler, warmer then back again, but causing earthquakes?

By what mechanism?

I thought that Global Warming had been changed to Climate Change as there is no warming. Earthquakes are caused internally and not by external factors unless it is by those Aliens.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 13, 2023 7:20 am

Gabor – It’s rubbish. Danny Glover tried this on after the Haiti earthquake and got soundly ridiculed. I can understand why a clueless Hollywood actor might say something stupid, but this professor is very senior and should know better.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
February 13, 2023 7:32 am

Even if you believe in global warming, how on earth can you deduct that it causes earthquakes?
Climate change. I do believe in, it does change, cooler, warmer then back again, but causing earthquakes?

Just because you don’t understand Da Science…

Trust the experts. They have never steered us wrong.

Diogenes
Diogenes
February 13, 2023 7:35 am

TIK latest – The Tormosin Offensive, the airlift continuing failure, and the start of the Relief attempt.

It’s a month old. TIK is taking a break from Stalingrad and has since done 2 on the Western Front 1944, a “no Russia did not defeat Germany all by itself”, and one in his continuing series on why Hitler was not a capitalist by suppressing the trade unions.

calli
calli
February 13, 2023 7:41 am

Clapton voices the sorrow and confusion that many well-meaning and kindly people feel over being duped and pushed around over the Covid response.

In the letter, Clapton also discussed discovering “heroes” like anti-lockdown U.K. politician Desmond Swayne as well as similarly-minded (and some would argue conspiratorial) YouTube channels.

“I continue to tread the path of passive rebellion and try to tow the line in order to be able to actively love my family, but it’s hard to bite my tongue with what I now know,” Clapton wrote.

Naturally, he has been ridiculed by the rabid on both sides. He is old, he had pre-existing conditions and he took the vaxx early and in good faith like so many others. He fronted up for a second dose on his doctor’s advice and got sick again.

It’s a picture repeated world wide.

calli
calli
February 13, 2023 7:44 am

Perhaps the Terrible Heat is hiding in the fault lines and not at the bottom of the oceans.

It needs to get out. Somehow.

JC
JC
February 13, 2023 7:45 am

It’s hard to figure out whose more inarticulate -Hiden of his media spokes lezzo

https://youtu.be/V3zJyMP7q7s

calli
calli
February 13, 2023 7:49 am

On Cody Longo, dead at 34…

He died in his sleep, likely from accidental alcohol poisoning, his representative, Alex Gittelson, said. Mr. Gittelson said that Mr. Longo had struggled with alcohol addiction for several years, but he believed that Mr. Longo had recently been sober.

From the NYT a couple of hours ago.

He was an alcoholic, on the wagon and then went on a bender. That’ll do it.

Sorry vaxx ghouls. This one isn’t yours. Find another.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 13, 2023 7:51 am

Andrew Bolt:

Paul Erickson must have torn his hair out to hear Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s latest announcement, as the country plunges to a possible recession.

Albanese on Saturday opened the new Pride Square in Sydney’s inner west, and declared that come Saturday week he’d be at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to be “the first prime minister not to watch … but to march”.

Well, whoopee do.

More evidence that there’s nothing like symbolic gestures and identity politics to excite this prime minister.

What I suspect will upset Erickson, Labor’s national secretary, is that just four days earlier he’d told Albanese and a room full of Labor MPs to come back down to planet Earth.

Could they please talk about what’s worrying people most?

In case they hadn’t worked it out, Erickson added: “The cost of living.”

“You must look like you are responding to this first and foremost,” Erickson said.

“This is where people are at … This is where people expect you to be.”

It’s amazing Albanese and his crew needed telling. Who hasn’t freaked at what soaring inflation and interest rates, plus the explosion in gas and electricity bills, are doing to battlers?

Yet Albanese seems obsessed by identity politics and the global warming scare — and by making useless gestures for both.

Most obviously, he’s lecturing us almost every day on the Voice — a kind of Aboriginal-only advisory parliament in our constitution that will just divide us by race.

But there’s much more flag-waving.

For instance, he’s created a new Ambassador for First Nations People, ordered the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags be flown at press conferences, let public servants snub Australia Day, urged policies to stop us driving petrol cars, announced the creation of a new Poet Laureate position, got rid of the Queen’s face from the $5 note, and appointed an Assistant Minister for the Republic.

He’s also just had his Treasurer pen a 6000-word essay on inventing a “better capitalism”, and his Foreign Minister lecture Britain on confronting its colonial past.

Oh, and meanwhile he’s spent three straight evenings watching tennis at the Australian Open.

No wonder Erickson had to step in.

Much more of this and voters will draw a contrast between their priorities and the Prime Minister’s.

Maybe they’ll even ask: is the reason Albanese would rather wave from a gay pride rally is that doing something useful for us all is just too hard?

JC
JC
February 13, 2023 7:53 am

Read somewhere

Far Right

Equals

So far, right

.

Roger
Roger
February 13, 2023 7:55 am

A Canadian Catholic school pupil who was suspended last November for saying there are only two genders was arrested this week after attempting to return to class without renouncing his beliefs.

Thankfully Albanese won’t take us to this extreme.

He’s all in favour of diversity.

They are now arresting children for wrongthink.

After his Catholic school dobbed him in.

Gabor
Gabor
February 13, 2023 7:55 am

Naturally, he has been ridiculed by the rabid on both sides. He is old, he had pre-existing conditions and he took the vaxx early and in good faith like so many others. He fronted up for a second dose on his doctor’s advice and got sick again.

My father has a different approach and so far it served him well.
He says, I have enough problems as it is with my heart and other things, why should I take an untested vaccine?
He could be wrong, but he is still alive and kicking at 89.
Not traveling but so there is that.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 13, 2023 7:55 am

Just had a squizz at this ‘Aboriginal ambassador’. None other than Linda Burney.

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 13, 2023 8:04 am

And this about the Poet Laureate
Not sure what it all means.

calli
calli
February 13, 2023 8:06 am

Nice little sting in the tail Gabor. Meow!

My point was that the world is full of people who trusted, who no longer trust. How this pans out in future crises, manufactured or not, will be instructive. Clapton is just a more vocal, high profile one.

Yesterday my parents asked me if I thought they should have the fifth dose, as they are being urged to have it. They have always been on the far end of the “trusting” register, but no longer. I advised them not to, and they agreed that it’s a waste of time and possibly dangerous. How far they have come in their thinking.

Cassie of Sydney
February 13, 2023 8:12 am

“JCsays:
February 13, 2023 at 7:53 am
Read somewhere

Far Right

Equals

So far, right”

Greg Gutfield said this Andy Ngo two months ago. Ngo has been chronicling Antifa since 2016, when he was still majoring in journalism at Portland State. Ngo has been warning about Antifa and as Gutfield says, everything Ngo has said or written about Antifa has been “so far right”.

Crossie
Crossie
February 13, 2023 8:12 am

Josh Alexander, 16, was arrested on Monday afternoon at St Joseph’s Catholic High School in Renfrew, Ontario after trying to attend class after he had been suspended in November for saying there are only two genders during a class discussion.
They are now arresting children for wrongthink.

That a Catholic school would do this to their student is a new low in Canada. Where is the clergy? Where is the bishop?

flyingduk
flyingduk
February 13, 2023 8:13 am

From the NYT a couple of hours ago.

He was an alcoholic, on the wagon and then went on a bender. That’ll do it.

Sorry vaxx ghouls. This one isn’t yours. Find another.

Case closed, no autopsy required, no microscopic pathology looking for spike protein in the heart then eh?

Roger
Roger
February 13, 2023 8:20 am

Peter Dutton has reportedly ordered that a woman be pre-selected in Aston…not the best candidate, be they male or female, but it must be a woman.

Locals might have something to say about it

calli
calli
February 13, 2023 8:20 am

Duk, I would welcome an autopsy because I’m interested in the truth of the matter. Whether the local authorities call for one is up to them.

My point was the immediate response “it was the vaxx wot dun it”, when his associates point to his alcoholism as the possible cause.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 13, 2023 8:23 am

Regarding the Chris Mitchell CV column in today’s Australian this is my rejected comment :

“For those interested the Club Grubbery podcast hosted by ex Quantas Pilot Graham Hood and ex Paramedic John Larter on 30 January hosted a panel to rebut the 7:30 report.
The panel was Dr’s Ted Steele and Phillip Altman. Liz Hart and lawyer Tony Nicolic.
Highly recommended if you want an alternative view to Dr Crabb”.

I guess the moderators did not want to give Club Grubbery free publicity.

Roger
Roger
February 13, 2023 8:23 am

Where is the bishop?

If he’s at all orthodox he’s going to have a fight on his hands.

The school systems in large denominations are a law unto themselves.

Even Catholic bishops, who have more ecclesial power at their disposal than leaders of other church bodies, struggle to exercise oversight over them.

Indolent
Indolent
February 13, 2023 8:23 am

Sy Hersh is a Deep State mouthpiece.

What was that about projection?

Johnny Rotten
February 13, 2023 8:24 am

All these Balloons –

99 Red Balloons –

https://youtu.be/7w1QandHqEs

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 13, 2023 8:24 am

Not sure how CV snuck into my post.

Gabor
Gabor
February 13, 2023 8:25 am

calli says:
February 13, 2023 at 8:06 am

Nice little sting in the tail Gabor. Meow!

My point was that the world is full of people who trusted, who no longer trust. How this pans out in future crises, manufactured or not, will be instructive. Clapton is just a more vocal, high profile one.

Yesterday my parents asked me if I thought they should have the fifth dose, as they are being urged to have it. They have always been on the far end of the “trusting” register, but no longer. I advised them not to, and they agreed that it’s a waste of time and possibly dangerous. How far they have come in their thinking.

Didn’t mean it that way with the traveling quip. He is the same as myself, a homebody, who loves the familiar.

“should have the fifth dose” This is what concerns me, second dose, I might accept, but three within barely a year. not to mention 4 and still trusting?
Look, I don’t know and make no judgement on people’s choices posting here either way.

Indolent
Indolent
February 13, 2023 8:25 am

This guy thinks global warming caused the Turkey earthquake.

I doubt he actually thinks anything of the sort, but you can’t let a crisis go to waste.

Pogria
Pogria
February 13, 2023 8:28 am

Yeonmi Park is definitely worth a read. A North Korean defector who was sols as a sex slave in China, before she managed to make it to the US.

She writes about uni students and their “victimhood”, wondering if she’d left one human rights hellhole for another.

an excerpt from her book,
Park described the school as ‘pure indoctrination camp’ and said she she thought she was going to learn how to think critically but was instead ‘forced to think’ a certain way.

The woman also said she believes most students at the elite university are ‘brainwashed like North Korean students are.’

‘I never understood that not having a problem can be a problem,’ Park said.

‘They need to make injustice out of thin air or a problem out of nowhere, because they haven’t experienced anything like what other people are facing in the world,’ she continued. :

calli
calli
February 13, 2023 8:31 am

Gabor, I think there are people who will still to their fantasy that the vaxx will keep them safe from Covid provided they do exactly as they’re told.

As was pointed out many times here, effectively the entire population is now “unprotected” because of the combination of waning efficacy and virus mutation. Yet still people will believe as, like the “climate emergency”, it has become an article of faith.

And like so many who have seen their core belief disproved, they will turn on anyone who questions that belief. The danger is that they have the weight of government and the subsumed medical profession behind them.

calli
calli
February 13, 2023 8:31 am

will still cling to their fantasy

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 13, 2023 8:31 am

KD at 6:58 re crickit failings.
Out for dinner with some old, bold crickiting chaps on Saturday night and the subject you raised the other night came up.
Bitching about pitches is a self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s like golfers complaining in advance about fast greens and pin placements or F1 drivers claiming their team-mate has a better car.
Pre-cursor to failure.
The one notable exception appears to be Novak Djokovic who seems to like to create an “against all odds” scenario to gee himself up.
There are no Novaks in the Aussie crickit team.

Eyrie
Eyrie
February 13, 2023 8:32 am

Calli, “possibly caused by alcohol” is no kind of evidence.

Indolent
Indolent
February 13, 2023 8:33 am

My point was the immediate response “it was the vaxx wot dun it”, when his associates point to his alcoholism as the possible cause.

No, the immediate response is suspicion when someone so young just dies in their sleep. As Duk says, an autopsy would settle the matter but they seem to be few and far between.

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2023 8:35 am

Haha

Canadia.

calli
calli
February 13, 2023 8:38 am

Okay. Here’s the “evidence” from an associate:

Problem with alcohol (read alcoholic)
Dry for a short time
Goes on a bender
Dies in sleep

Calli conclusion* – alcoholic poisoning due to liver failure
Anti-vaxx conclusion* – vaxx poisoning

I have already said I would welcome an autopsy. What more do you want?

* being both experty-experts and all

Pogria
Pogria
February 13, 2023 8:40 am

We have heard from some studies that it is mostly uggos still wearing masks.
Fact check: True.

The Amphibian and the Pirate bolting out of Oz yesterday.

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2023 8:41 am

The school systems in large denominations are a law unto themselves.

It depends, if nuns/any religious order run a school then the Bishop gets treated like a foreign mercenary.

I have seen all but the near punch ups when some schools were going to get merged to be made co-ed. The nuns worked their case up to the Pope. The bishop was left to ponder the human condition for over a decade.

Without being crass, the Diocese just waited for the nuns to die off. The nuns owned their land IIRC.

Looking back it was actually intriguing and better than fiction.

rickw
rickw
February 13, 2023 8:43 am

He was an alcoholic, on the wagon and then went on a bender. That’ll do it.

Sorry vaxx ghouls. This one isn’t yours. Find another.

Nothing to see here! Move on!

Wouldn’t want an autopsy would we!

“Vaxx ghouls” disgusting terminology. People have been forcibly injected with experimental shit and you call them this as they try to find out what’s really going on?

lotocoti
lotocoti
February 13, 2023 8:46 am

Where is the bishop?

He’s busy wondering why being less Catholic hasn’t been bringing in more Catholics.

Indolent
Indolent
February 13, 2023 8:48 am

Good news from a bad source. After all that’s been revealed, they’re still pushing the vaccine for all they’re worth.

How Many Republicans Died Because the GOP Turned Against Vaccines?

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2023 8:51 am

How do people suppose that HAARP has more influence over earthquakes than the sun or moon? A slight wobble of the objects or radiation pulses could have significant effects on geodynamics.

The effects HAARP could have on the weather is very small. It does not have the scale to do so. To cause earthquakes would require a colossal energy input. The sun’s influence and lunar gravity changes in even small ways would dwarf even a supersized HAARP.

calli
calli
February 13, 2023 8:52 am

“Vaxx ghouls” disgusting terminology.

It’s unfortunate that my terminology has disgusted you, rickw.

Pouncing on every death like a vulture in order to prove a point is pretty sickening to me, but everyone has their own disgust threshold.

It amuses me that people who rant rabidly here get more brownie points than those who try to work things through rationally and sensibly. That’s what I call “trying to find out”.

Indolent
Indolent
February 13, 2023 8:53 am

I don’t know that I’ve ever seen one of these.

Edible mushrooms boost nerve growth and enhance memory

Roger
Roger
February 13, 2023 8:53 am

It depends, if nuns/any religious order run a school then the Bishop gets treated like a foreign mercenary.

I’ll preface this with “not a Catholic, but”…

I don’t think there are any religious orders in the anglosphere that have the requisite experienced personnel to run schools anymore. That’s been delegated to lay people. If there are they’ll be on the conservative wing of the church and engaged in a ressourcement program (classical education). And such efforts would be in response to the progress of the long march through the Catholic education bureaucracy.

lotocoti
lotocoti
February 13, 2023 8:54 am

Haha
Canadia.

Maybe she got her fungal infections confused.

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2023 8:56 am

Check this out roger

https://augustineacademy.com.au/

The liberal arts, Catholic college, NSW high country foothills.

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2023 8:59 am

Italian Report Claims Pope Benedict Never Abdicated to Pope Francis – In His Last Book Benedict Warned About the Attack on Christians

Will he be Pope again by February 2024?

Snakes in the long grass
Whales in the ocean
What do we think of Ben Ratzinger?
Watch the skies
Trust the plan
Evolve
Pray

Far-Q

Indolent
Indolent
February 13, 2023 8:59 am
Indolent
Indolent
February 13, 2023 9:01 am
Indolent
Indolent
February 13, 2023 9:01 am
Roger
Roger
February 13, 2023 9:03 am

The liberal arts, Catholic college, NSW high country foothills.

Encouraging to see them springing up here; the movement is quite advanced in the US where you’ll also find Protestant and Orthodox classical academies.

Tom
Tom
February 13, 2023 9:04 am

Knuckle Dragger at sparrows:

The current captain is far more comfortable poncing along talking about wind turbines than answering questions about why his crop of prancing thoroughbreds fold like Mick Jagger at a Chippendales show.

Not only the truth even Blind Freddy could see, but 10/10 for alliteration and rhythm.

Boambee John
Boambee John
February 13, 2023 9:08 am

From Spiked

Nazis ….. rejected the liberal, democratic view of politics, in which autonomous individuals were free to pursue their conscious interests. They saw politics instead as a domain in which people pursued an irrational identification with national or racial groupings defined by enmity to others.

Calling Senator Lidia Thorpe, please pick up the red phone in the foyer. Call from the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance.

lotocoti
lotocoti
February 13, 2023 9:09 am

Watching Magnum Force last night led to some rabbit-holing
and the appalling Hi-Fi murders.
Giving the ghouls the needle was racist, naturally.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 13, 2023 9:12 am

“Vaxx ghouls” disgusting terminology.

Possibly.
Perhaps if the likes of Indolent and the Artist Formerly Known as St Ruth didn’t gleefully conclude “vax death” every time someone aged 52 or under dies, the label might not be appropriate.
But they do and it is.
It went like this:-
– report of death of 32 year old appears.
– cries of ‘vax death’ go up from the usual suspects.
– someone says, “Hey, wait a minute. He was a two bottle a day Vodka man.”
– usual suspects go with, “Well, let’s not rush to judgement. We need an autopsy.”
If the ghoul cap fits, wear it.

Pogria
Pogria
February 13, 2023 9:14 am

“Haha
Canadia.

Maybe she got her fungal infections confused.”

Funniest damn comment I have read in weeks. Two thumbs and two big toes up!

Roger
Roger
February 13, 2023 9:15 am

Italian Report Claims Pope Benedict Never Abdicated to Pope Francis

True, but not the way they think.

Benedict resigned on 11 February 2013, effective c. two weeks later. I watched his speech at the time, and while my Latin is rusty, even I could determine what he was saying.

A month later Bergoglio was elected by conclave after several ballots, suggesting he was not the only, nor even the preferred, successor.

So, no…Benedict did not “abdicate” to Francis, but he most definitely did resign the papacy.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 13, 2023 9:18 am

President Herzog: ‘Israel is on the verge of a constitutional and social collapse’

LOL. The Israeli Left have been screeching about the end of democracy and the end of everything good and nice and demonstrating like idiots on meth. Herzog is a lefty. All of this is because the Left stacked the courts then weaponized them to persecute the right, as Caroline Glick has forensically outlined in a number of articles. The Netanyahu proposal for appointing supreme court judges is very fair and transparent. But the Left hates it because they hate anything they can’t control utterly.

flyingduk
flyingduk
February 13, 2023 9:22 am

My point was the immediate response “it was the vaxx wot dun it”, when his associates point to his alcoholism as the possible cause.

I believe it was the government that set that precedent when they deemed every death ‘with* COVID’ as ‘from COVID’.

* and used overamplified PCR tests to fudge the positives to boot

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
February 13, 2023 9:24 am

Treasurer says government’s energy market intervention is already working to provide household relief

New Treasury analysis shows big electricity price increases forecast by the energy market for 2023 have dropped significantly since the federal government unveiled its market intervention.

The analysis of ASX futures data shows a wholesale price drop of 41 per cent in NSW, 46 per cent in Queensland, 34 per cent in Victoria and 48 per cent in South Australia in early February compared with November, before the price caps were announced.

The data shows something slightly different:

1) The futures curves for all of the eastern states show no such happy decline (Queensland shows a tiny decline superimposed on the seasonal cycle);

2) The underlying futures trade data shows clearly that the arse has fallen out of the market:
• minimal trade volume beyond Q2 2023 – effectively none in Victoria;
• near bid/ask prices way off market;

But, hey, working a treat.
Treasury analysis says so.

But Chalmers doesn’t seem believe it:

Mr Chalmers said while he’s not clear when power prices will stop increasing there are “very encouraging” indications the energy plan will work throughout the course of the year.

In good hands.
Top Men.

alwaysright
alwaysright
February 13, 2023 9:25 am

Matt Pritchett
Because I like his cartoon figures.

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