Open Thread – Weekend 25 Feb 2023


The Seven Arches Adel Woods, John Atkinson Grimshaw, mid-late 1800s


1,276 responses to “Open Thread – Weekend 25 Feb 2023”

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  1. Robert Sewell Avatar

    NSW State Election: From the National Shooting Council.

    AS MANY OF YOU WILL HAVE SEEN, shooters in WA are having a horrendous time with new policies that the Labor government there have brought into place. WA shooters have fewer guns available under categories A and B, expensive permits to transfer firearms ($256), and a registry that won’t recognise interstate licences.

    Now shooters in WA are being lined up for mandatory regular mental health checks – and have just found out that the government is banning many of the larger calibres that they use. This is a cancer that could easily find its way to other states.

    The NSC also gives a form email to send to your local member:
    SUBJECT: Why its hard to trust Labor on gun laws in NSW

    EMAIL:
    Dear Labor candidate
    You may not be aware, but Western Australian has the worst gun laws in the nation. Part of the reason why is that WA government dumped key aspects of the National Firearms Agreement several years ago.
    The most significant problem is that WA no longer relies on the system of firearm categories that other states have and is instead banning specific calibres and guns on an ad hoc basis.
    It’s a system that is unstructured and leads to uncertainty about what guns are and are not allowed to be used in WA.
    In fact WA continues to move further away from the NFA by not having permits to acquire firearms (as is the case in every other state), refusing to recognise interstate licences, and requiring hunters to have ‘individual property letters’ to enable them to go hunting. WA even uses paper licences and only last year, published the locations of where privately held firearms are stored (which, I am sure you will appreciate, is a significant safety problem).
    Earlier this month, the WA Government announced the introduction of regular mandatory mental health checks for every shooter, including when they renew their licences. Again, there has been no justification for this – and is alienating the entire WA shooting community in what is clearly a ‘doubling down’ on its failure to keep its gun laws in line with other states.
    WA’s policies and approach to guns must be rejected for NSW.
    The problem this creates for you is that WA is managed by a Labor Government, and NSW Labor is asking the electorate to trust it at the NSW State Election.
    Late last year, the National Shooting Council (NSC) sought to engage with your party about its concerns in the lead up to the election. However, it failed to respond.

    As a result, the NSC is advising shooters in NSW to not trust any Labor candidate at this election. You can blame your WA colleague, Paul Papalia, for that!
    If you can convince your head office that there is political value in working with the NSC to commit Labor to policies that support shooters while also delivering on good public safety outcomes – and reject the approach used in WA – then that would certainly help. If you have any comments or questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the NSC at admin@nationalshooting.org.au.
    Thank you

    Please get behind the National Shooting Council on this issue before an incoming Labor government bans ALL firearms.

  2. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    State Department Press Release. They are still ramping up the war.

    Crimea Is Ukraine

  3. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    I am mystified by this pride insistence.

    It’s been borrowed from the American Indians.

    Supposedly an antidote to the shame re their culture they were previously made to feel.

  4. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Dover, please ban JC.

  5. miltonf Avatar
    miltonf

    eerrrk

  6. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    I am really surprised, Cohenite, that you claim that violence towards women is not inherent in Aboriginal culture. I respect your belief.

    I didn’t say this. That paragraph was in the essay put up by Zulu about the aboriginal proud woman who detailed the shit aboriginal women have to put up with and then after sheeting home the blame to where it belongs, aboriginal men and culture, finished with the usual activist BS about colonialism being responsible.

    Aboriginal culture was and still is one the most violent ever. That violence has been given full approval by the liars and filth and is used to attack our democracy.

  7. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Robert Sewellsays:
    February 27, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    I didn’t fu.king say that. See my reply to Vicki above.

  8. JC Avatar
    JC

    Aboriginal culture was and still is one the most violent ever. That violence has been given full approval by the liars and filth and is used to attack our democracy.

    Really, the most violent ever? 6 million people were brutally murdered by gas on an industrial scale by supposedly one of the most advanced and sophisticated nation on earth.

    We need to cut down the hyper-bowl.

  9. Robert Sewell Avatar

    The Biden regime will let a Chinese spy balloon traverse across the continental U.S. for a full week but does not hesitate to gun down helpless animals.
    A judge last Wednesday gave the U.S. Forest Service a green light to gun down approximately 150 “unauthorized” cattle from helicopters over a rugged forest in southwestern New Mexico known as the Gila Wilderness.
    The judge argued he did “not see a legal prohibition on the operation” and “it would be contrary to the public interest to stop the operation from proceeding.”
    Officials closed a large swath of the forest Monday and began the cow slaughter on Thursday. The killing will continue thru Sunday.

  10. JC Avatar
    JC

    I agree, although I believe almost all stone age cultures were violent, particularly towards women.

    Thanks Cassie. Of course they were. Singling out one group because it suits is really bigoted low IQ

  11. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Lecturers at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust told her ‘whites don’t understand the world’ and ‘Christianity is responsible for racism because it’s European’ in a series of ‘politically biased’ talks.
    One of the Tavistock’s seminars was even called ‘Whiteness — a problem for our time’ and included a description on the Trust’s website that ‘the problem of racism is a problem of whiteness’.
    When Amy challenged these controversial views she was ‘bullied’ by staff and suspended from the course, pending an investigation into whether she is safe to work with patients.

  12. Top Ender Avatar
    Top Ender

    My article in The Spectator:

    How to fix the teaching crisis – a series

    Ban mobile phones, absolutely and completely

    Thirty years ago I was teaching in a high school, when a student brought in a very early mobile phone. He used it to create havoc by phoning the school switchboard; having friends at home call him while in a class, and generally being annoying.

    I recall as a head of department this was brought up at a weekly meeting. No-one really knew what to do, but feelings were generally negative. If someone had forecast that 30 years later every student would have one of these devices in their pocket we would have been aghast. We would have been even more appalled if we had been told these new devices could access extreme pornography, find all sorts of dangerous information – an incident a few years later saw a student build a pipe bomb and bring it to school – and be linked to a system of “social media” that seems designed to harass other students.

    Today a vice-principal I know says that around 75% of the student discipline cases he is involved in concern a mobile phone. Students plot extreme methods of basically verbally and visually assaulting their schoolmates. This often leads to actual literal assault, sometimes carried out on the school grounds. But of course students are only at school for six or so hours a day. The phone pestering, annoying, and interfering with others’ lives continues 24/7, although strangely parents often expect school to fix it.

    In many cases the use of mobiles on the school grounds has other detrimental effects. The other day I had to do a car errand at around 745 in the morning. The school buses were everywhere in my suburb. For amusement I did a rough calculation of how many of the students waiting at bus stops, or walking to them, had their heads down, immersed in a mobile phone screen. Around 50% was the answer. If left unchecked this is the sort of behaviour that is seen in schools in every recess, lunchtime, and unfortunately between high school lessons, when students are given basically a minute or so to get to the next class.

    The effects of even innocent behaviour at such times are negative. Students are often reported as not engaging in play with ball games and the like. They are less physically active and therefore less kilojoules are consumed, and less muscle tone achieved. And a flow-on effect is there is much lateness to lessons – another in the list of discipline offences to burden teachers’ lives.

    Who is to blame for this and what is to be done? Perhaps surprisingly, I lay the blame at successive federal governments’ doors. But don’t the States control education? So they do, but the money and the central curriculum come from the feds, who even employ thousands of public servants in the federal arena, although not one teaches a class. The federal government, who like everyone involved in education has lived through the growing disaster of phones in schools, has instead done nothing for decades.

    What they should have done was to lay down the law. This could have been done with a national consultative process, and indeed it would have been likely the states and territories would have been glad to get such leadership.

    At present the states control the rules that govern schools. For example, almost every school now has a uniform policy, although for some years, especially in the years following the “hippie movement” it was sometimes seen that students should be “free to assert their creativity” and so on by having a no-uniform policy. But eventually saner thinking prevailed, in the light of students competing ferociously on the grounds of fashion, and also as uniforms are a useful deterrent to would-be offenders coming onto school property.

    Mobile phone policy has been left to the states, and there the rot set in, particularly and especially as the state education authorities were notoriously lax on it. “Leave it to the individual schools” was the cry, largely due to wanting to avoid the problem of having multiple arguments with parents, students, and even teachers, who in some misguided instances argue that having a phone and using it responsibly is something that must be taught. (Along with the other things not being taught, such as literacy and numeracy in many cases.)

    A small percentage of parents are vociferous in their defence of their offspring having a phone on their person. “I demand the right to contact my child at any time, and especially in an emergency” they will say. This ignores decades of the ability of a school office to take a message, and in an emergency multiple messages from scores of students hardly help a situation.

    Phones in schools should have been banned years ago, and the policy should have been one dictated by the federal government, who could have allied it to finance. A national policy should have been set down. Students should not have the phone on their person, nor in their bag, or in their locker, in every school, every day.

    If phones are going to be tied to transport and making purchases, and that is necessary for students before and after school, then schools should have a locker system. And yes, I have read of those valiant institutions that are doing this, and students then buy a toy mobile to be locked up for the day or try similar dodges. But if the overwhelming majority of students obey, and they usually will, then make the penalty for offending a massive one. week’s suspension for the first offence, and two for the second, and so on.

    The result would be better learning, discipline, and friendship. There would be less harassment, misbehaviour, and time-wasting. What a win for all that would be. Get onto this now state and federal governments!

    -o-o-O-o-o-

    Top Ender taught in the high school and adult areas for over 20 years, as well as. serving as a naval officer for 20 years . Now a military historian, his latest book is Attack on Sydney, a study of the failures in command combating the midget submarine attack of 1942.

  13. bons Avatar
    bons

    They were Salvadore, but nobody was saying.
    It was a complicated society, if you could call it such.

  14. Dot Avatar

    Cassie is absolutely right about the police and DPP not prosecuting lefties.

    Higgins’ stench could even bring down another government and see high profile figures go down.

  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thirty years ago I was teaching in a high school, when a student brought in a very early mobile phone.

    Going “back to school” as a mature age student, in 1990, more then one lecturer warned the class “If you have a mobile phone, and you leave my class to take a call, you needn’t bother coming back.”

  16. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    The result would be better learning, discipline, and friendship. There would be less harassment, misbehaviour, and time-wasting

    Amen !

  17. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    re the idea of a place where the kids can go for a feed and to feel safe.
    .1 How about arresting and locking up the ones who make them feel unsafe?
    .2 Who is mad enough to take on the job as a male protector? Within a week the sorry bastard will accused of kiddie fiddling!
    .3 At the end of the week, the entire tribe will pull down the protective fences, raid the sanctuary, take the kids back and burn it down. All while the ABC televises it live.

    Bob, or Winston that was, hostels work elsewhere for aboriginal schooling, they could work in remote communities with police determination, and they could certainly work in towns like Alice Springs where the locals wouldn’t put up with too much nonsense without serious media call outs and publicity about what was happening and not just the ABC, who have egg on their face currently re their reporting biases on such matters.

    As for a clean-up flying squad, it could work if people thought they would lose their tenancy unless they complied with such help. In fact, a Maori relative of mine does exactly that as part of her welfare employment, she goes to such homes and actually show the women how to do a proper clean.

    As for a gratuitous ‘you first, Lizzie’. I’ve already earned my colours doing things like that. I’ve mucked out quite a few units shaming rellies into helping do it. In one high rise disaster public housing unit where my grandson and his schizophrenic mother ended up some years ago I took a paint brush to graffiti in the lift lobby and hosed out human faeces from the laundry – and that was not for the first time, as I’d removed stuff like that from another laundry, that time an external one in a three story public housing walk up. You report it, but nothing is done, so I used self-help. I also told the graffiti yoofs that they’d get painted themselves if they interfered with my work. The contents of a thrown can of paint is very identifying, I told them, and it wrecks your new Nike’s very effectively. They disappeared. And didn’t come back.

    People who say things can’t be done, Winston, are part of the problem.

  18. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Cohenite:

    Robert Sewellsays:
    February 27, 2023 at 6:46 pm
    I didn’t fu.king say that. See my reply to Vicki above.

    Quite right. I didn’t realise it was a quote from someone else’s reply.
    My apologies – I was wrong.

  19. Wally Dalí Avatar
    Wally Dalí

    TE-
    right on, great scene setting and nice and concise too.
    All mobile phone hazards for kids exist in laptop computers, too. A bit slower and clunkier and harder to be surreptitious, but it’s the same beast.

  20. Bear Necessities Avatar
    Bear Necessities

    Plenty of Kanakas have played for Qld and Australia in Rugby League. Meninga and Tallis are the obvious standouts. Never heard of many Kanakas playing club rugby or rep rugby.

  21. Dot Avatar

    Power imbalance I cannot take seriously as the far left use it all of the time. (Except when a government jackboot is stamping on your face).

    Age of consent is as much as I can take seriously. If you get turned on by authority figures when you are 17 or 18 you’ll end up Weinsteined or in NXVIM when you are 23.

    Remember there was one lady who said she was groomed by Epstein when she was 19. I called her a grifter, maybe she seriously thought that.

    A law to protect people from themselves? I can accept that if they give up some fundamental civil rights.

    But that’s what the NXVIM guy said too, I guess.

  22. Dot Avatar

    The power imbalance concept is really insidious as a concept. The easiest way to eliminate as many power imbalances as possible is for people to be made economically equal.

    To eliminate substantive sexual assaults, we need to collectivise farms and factories, comrades.

  23. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    My apologies – I was wrong.

    Quite alright. Now I’ll attend to head prefect who is being his usual mischievous self:

    We need to cut down the hyper-bowl.

    I said one of the most violent cultures not the most violent head prefect.

    Nazi krauts were an anomaly to German culture as their culture was not based on it. Aboriginal culture was fundamentally and inherently violent; it had to be since they were a hunting and gathering culture. The best exposition of aboriginal culture was done by Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern when they were in Sydney in 2018. There is still some video around about what they spoke about. They compared it to islamic culture with them coming off about equal:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9MgCE933w8

  24. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Perhaps the costs of rates, home maintenance, private health insurance, wanting to take a few holidays, have a meal out when they feel like it, running their car etc occupy the minds of those who have worked and saved for their retirements..
    Coasting along on welfare in taxpayer funded housing isn’t everyone’s idea of an ideal lifestyle nor a realistic option for all.

  25. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Dotsays:
    February 27, 2023 at 8:47 pm
    The power imbalance concept is really insidious as a concept.

    Strangely (sarc), I don’t recall those words being used during the Clinton/Lewinski affair and subsequent events.

  26. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Really, the most violent ever? 6 million people were brutally murdered by gas on an industrial scale by supposedly one of the most advanced and sophisticated nation on earth.

    We need to cut down the hyper-bowl.”

    Indeed.

    Pre-white settlement Aborigines didn’t have a monopoly on violence, as I wrote above, it’s safe to say that all stone age cultures were violent but so is much of today’s world. All humans have a disposition to violence, we’ve been like this since we came down from trees and walked around and out of Africa. In fact, I strongly suspect those early men and women probably walked, swam or waded out of Africa to escape from violence, only then to create more violence. Violence and war were probably contributing factors to why man managed to walk and settle most of the planet (we didn’t drive or cycle). Violence is part of the human story.

  27. Dot Avatar

    Coasting along on welfare in taxpayer funded housing isn’t everyone’s idea of an ideal lifestyle nor a realistic option for all.

    If the Labor Party muck around with super too much I will torch my super.

    It’s the only way to deal with collectivisation. Scorched earth.

    I am still shocked middle class people are ashamed about taking welfare when the country already has unsustainable public debt we’ll probably never pay back.

    It’s not too much of a stretch to go from a cap on superannuation to total wealth. We’re a few liquid lunches away from the Minkey/Little League version of state socialism, that is, Communism.

  28. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “The best exposition of aboriginal culture was done by Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern when they were in Sydney in 2018.

    I think you should find better experts. Molyneux is a grifter.

  29. Dot Avatar

    Noooo!

    Not Molyneux!

  30. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Not Molyneux!

    Could you elaborate dot, sparing no detail no matter how quantumised.

  31. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Franksays:

    February 27, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    Apparently I’m too old for the Medicare rebate and too rich for the pension card.
    …..
    You need a better accountant

    Therein lies the problem.
    Bear mentioned above that we have had compulsory super for more than thirty years, but the needle on numbers on the pension hasn’t moved.
    Why is that?
    Well, it would isn’t people with $3 – $5 meg in super. It is people who have maybe $500-$750k. They retire a few years short of OAP age, do a reno, go on a couple of cruises, gift a bit to the kids and get themselves $1 under the full OAP threshold (which I think is about $400k for a couple who own their house).
    The actions to get below the pension line are not always logical.

  32. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Lauren Southern’s three hour youtube diary/confession/expose was an eye opener.

  33. feelthebern Avatar
    feelthebern

    Just wait until Labor/Greens put a ceiling on the tax free component of PPOR.

  34. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    “Sunday morning stroll through Hyde Park in Sydney”

    I like how they dress it up as a kink or role playing to legitimise it. Otherwise they would just be sad pricks that like to wear dog masks and ridicule would be appropriate though, in his case, arrest for indecent exposure would seem more appropriate.

  35. JC Avatar

    I said one of the most violent cultures not the most violent head prefect.

    Oh, one of. That makes it heaps better then.

    Nazi krauts were an anomaly to German culture as their culture was not based on it.

    Why do you say that? Obviously, you’re not counting ww1 but even so, there were lots of small wars between the German statelets before unification.

    Even more, the white tribe’s history is seriously freaking bloody.

    Aboriginal culture was fundamentally and inherently violent; it had to be since they were a hunting and gathering culture.

    As every other hunter gatherer group has been in the past.

    The best exposition of aboriginal culture was done by Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern when they were in Sydney in 2018.

    Oh please.

    There is still some video around about what they spoke about. They compared it to islamic culture with them coming off about equal:

    Cronkite, just stop now. Go to bed.

  36. dover0beach Avatar

    Baron of the Taiga
    @baronitaigas
    ·
    4m
    Replying to
    @LBC
    and
    @NickFerrariLBC
    British media continues to be a total joke. lmao

    Look at this propagandist rage, unable to contain himself.

    Indeed.

  37. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “dover0beachsays:
    February 27, 2023 at 9:18 pm
    SPEC Capital
    @SPECCAPITAL
    ·
    Feb 26
    Sunday morning stroll through Hyde Park in Sydney”

    I saw similar yesterday, at 11.30 in the morning, I was waiting for a bus at the bus stop next to Hyde Park. A man walked past me and his bottom was completely bare.

  38. JC Avatar

    A man walked past me and his bottom was completely bare.

    I think Cronkite said he was in Sydney on Sunday, Cass. It was him you saw, or rather his fat rear end.

  39. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Frank:

    I like how they dress it up as a kink or role playing to legitimise it. Otherwise they would just be sad pricks that like to wear dog masks and ridicule would be appropriate though, in his case, arrest for indecent exposure would seem more appropriate.

    What they are doing is appropriating public space by behaving in a way that pushes others out. And they will succeed because no one will stand up to them. They are the protected – not you.
    Try it. See who gets arrested for disturbing the peace first.

  40. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    The government also released a discussion paper canvassing a range of reforms including banning ransomware payments and giving the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) the power to commandeer the I.T. systems of private companies when they are under cyber-attack.

    All zee cyber security eggs must be in zee vun basket, ja?

  41. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    Oh please.

    A scintillating riposte head prefect.

    I think Cronkite said he was in Sydney on Sunday, Cass. It was him you saw, or rather his fat rear end.

    My arse is not fat head prefect. It is taut, streamlined and very masculine in a powerful yet subtle way; as you well know.

  42. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    “What they are doing is appropriating public space by behaving in a way that pushes others out.”

    Perhaps that will be the effect but as far as intent goes, more likely to still be off his tits from the mardi gras after party.

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Kumanjayi Walker inquest: Rolfe accused of ‘campaign’ against Northern Territory police and coroner’s court

    By NICHOLAS JENSEN
    Reporter
    9:04PM February 27, 2023

    Zachary Rolfe faces disciplinary action by the Northern Territory Police Force after its legal counsel launched an attack in Monday’s coronial hearing, suggest­ing the constable tried to intimidate senior police officers and potentially “pervert the course of justice”.

    On Monday, Ian Freckelton KC said senior police who were due to front the inquest would not be silenced or intimidated by Constable Rolfe’s claims, warning that NT police had served a notice to the 31-year-old’s lawyer indicating “further action” would follow his open letter criticising police and the coronial process.

    Dr Freckelton, who is acting for the NT Police Force, said “depending on what response is received” from Constable Rolfe, the force was prepared to act “swiftly” against him, prompting speculation about his future in the organisation.

    His remarks were followed by an apology by Deputy Commissioner Murray Smalpage, who said the NT police had failed to treat Kumanjayi Walker’s family with the respect they deserved in the aftermath of his death in Nov­ember 2019.

    Constable Rolfe, who flew out of Australia last week, wrote a 2500-word letter accusing the NT police, Coroner Elisabeth Armitage and her counsel assisting, Peggy Dwyer, of trying to publicly vilify him during the coronial inquest into Walker’s death.

    The former soldier, who was found not guilty of murdering the Indigenous teenager in March 2022, also accused NT Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker of refusing to meet him and called for his resignation.

    Barrister Andrew Boe, acting for members of the Walker family, told the court on Monday that Constable Rolfe’s open letter contained “very false alle­gations about Kumanjayi” that were “deplorable and hurtful to the family” and should be publicly refuted during the course of the inquest.

    In opening submissions, Mr Boe referred to Constable Rolfe’s letter and an opinion piece by The Daily Telegraph’s Vikki Campion, as well as an interview between Campion and Sky News host Peta Credlin, which he said should be investigated as contempt of court.

    Mr Boe also referred to a comment on the “I support Zach Rolfe” Facebook page, which he attributed to Constable Rolfe’s mother, Deborah Rolfe. “We understand … that Ms Rolfe is a practising lawyer in the ACT. Consideration should be given by your honour or counsel assisting … to make a complaint about her conduct in being associated with these publications to the ACT Law Society,” he said.

    Dr Freckelton, who warned that Constable Rolfe had a week to respond to the notice served by NT police, said the police officer was persisting in a campaign to destabilise the force and “imputes a variety of slurs against the executive, including that they are ‘narcissists’, ‘liars’, ‘cowards’ and similar”.

    “He describes one senior member of the NT Police Force as a clown who has taken over a castle. We don’t know whether the motive of Mr Rolfe is to try to intimidate the two members of the executive who are going to be giving evidence before you this week,” he said.

    “The NT Police Force is extremely concerned about the conduct of Mr Rolfe and it has taken action already … Depending on what response is received, further action is going to take place, if appropriate, swiftly.”

    Dr Freckelton also criticised an article published by The Australian on February 24 that reproduced parts of Mr Rolfe’s letter, saying it imputed “particular behaviours to Kumanjayi Walker for which there is no evidence whatsoever”.

    The hearing was adjourned in the afternoon following a fault with livestream technology.

  44. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sunday morning stroll through Hyde Park in Sydney

    Anthony Albanese going home?

  45. JC Avatar

    I regard murder as the most serious violent crime. According to a stat, the aboriginal community is suffers a murder as follows:

    In 2011–12, Indigenous people comprised three percent of the Australian population (ABS 2009; ABS 2012) yet constituted 13 percent of homicide …

    it’s an old stat, but lets go with that.

    In Australia, the murder rate is.89 per 100,000 people.With a population of 26 million, that equates to 231 murders per year. Of those, assuming the aboriginal population is 3% (780,000), the number of murders would be about 30 per year. This means the murder rate is about 3.84 just in the aboriginal community.

    The homicide rate by country shows El Salvador with a murder rate of 61.8 per 100,000. If aborigines were ranked as a country, they would be in the middle of the pack. That’s not one of the highest.

    https://www.theglobaleconomy.com/rankings/homicide_rate/

  46. Mother Lode Avatar
    Mother Lode

    I haven’t heard anything lately about this executive orders we are waiting on.

    It is a bit like an order I made through Menulog, where they kept moving delivery time later and later until they finally called and said the order would not be arriving because the shop was closing.

    When President did Trump maybe use Menulog?

  47. JC Avatar

    Whoops

    According to a stat, the aboriginal community suffers a murder rate as follows:

  48. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    As usual I’m ridiculously early for my train but baulking at paying €8.95 for a ham and cheese sandwich I have backtracked to a traditional bar where I’m having tostada con tomate and cafe con leche.
    Don’t know how much I’m going to pay though at the one near me it was €2.50.
    It’s good.

  49. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    JC
    No-one cares about aboriginal on aboriginal violence.
    Only ‘deaths in custody’
    Ask Liedown Lidia.

  50. dover0beach Avatar

    I can’t understand why people on the centre-right are mad with Thorpe for interrupting the ‘Pride’ parade. Good on her. Would only those on centre-right show it no respect.

  51. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    She promised.

  52. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Thorpe interrupting the ‘Pride’ parade was very popcornworthy.
    I love left on left jelly wrestling.

  53. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thorpe interrupting the ‘Pride’ parade was very popcornworthy.
    I love left on left jelly wrestling.

    Riddle me this one – had La Lidia been arrested for interrupting the “pride”, could she have been expelled from the Senate?

  54. Gabor Avatar
    Gabor

    feelthebern says:
    February 27, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    Dover, please ban JC.

    Shyte, yes!
    That picture needs at least a week in the sin bin.

  55. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I probably shouldn’t have chickened out of going to Cadiz last night. There’s a direct train from Cordoba.
    Oh well, next time.

  56. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Good to hear from you, Rosie. Hope that lunch turned out to be as inexpensive as you’d hoped.
    It’s easy to get caught out when you don’t know a new place. What seemed like the last one can sometimes be quite different. Anyway, trust all goes well in your travels and that you are also in touch with home.

  57. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyway, trust all goes well in your travels and that you are also in touch with home.

    Second that one, LizzieB. Mme Zulu is dropping not so subtle hints that it is ten years since we have been to the Netherlands, and neither of us is getting any younger…

  58. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bedtime here for me, Hairy and this silly cat who is still cross with us for going away.

    And here’s us with a trip to Bendigo in a month. Bendigo or the UK, it’s all the same to him.

  59. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Thankyou
    Facebook messages every day, sometimes video calls or old fashioned phone calls.
    I’ve set up a group so all my family can see where I am and what I’m doing.
    My Maltese sim has been the best.
    Same roaming rates in Spain as in Malta so still haven’t had to top up.
    And it was €4 for dos huge tostadas and a coffee.
    And the cafe con leche in Spain is way better than cafe latte in Italy.
    I really like Italy but I love Spain.
    It’s a bit hard to explain 🙂

  60. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Attapuss is a fine cat! My exploits of the day included getting newest kooka kid to accept food from my icky fingers for the first time, and also for a young blue faced honey eater. A twofer of firsts. It’s been a good day at the Cafe.

  61. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Riddle me this one – had La Lidia been arrested for interrupting the “pride”, could she have been expelled from the Senate?

    Bolt seemed to think so, Zulu, and was wondering why on earth she hadn’t been arrested for menacing a police officer, which carries a five year max prison sentence. One year and you’re out of the Senate.
    She’s got a lot of form already in doing arrestable stuff. Kid gloves for Blak Lidia though.

  62. Dot Avatar

    I should go to bed.

    https://www.tcorp.nsw.gov.au/resource/Weekly_bonds_outstanding_24_Feb_2023.pdf

    I think I put the data together correctly, 133.997 bn of debt?

    Basically 3 mn short of 134 bn of debt on issue.

    The Commonwealth has 897.1 bn of debt on issue as of 28/2/23.

    A lazy trillion dollar (1,031 bn AUD) debt pile before other states and local government is included.

    How is this going to be paid off?

  63. Dot Avatar

    No-one cares about aboriginal on aboriginal violence.
    Only ‘deaths in custody’
    Ask Liedown Lidia.

    What if a non-violent resister gets murdered by another Aborigine in custody?

  64. Dot Avatar

    https://www.watc.wa.gov.au/client-services/corporate-treasury-services/debt-finance/

    At 30 June 2021, WATC had in excess of $49.9 billion in loans to state government agencies and local governments.

    So, this is in addition to the State’s debts?

    They’re not really upfront about this. The NSW figure for example could have just been given, but you have to muck around and calculate it.

  65. Dot Avatar

    Add in QLD debt and WA public sector “entities” and we’re already up to 1200 bn AUD of debt.

    The sovereign bond rate is now 3.9%.

    Debt servicing is nearing the value of GDP growth. It may already exceed per capita GDP growth.

  66. Dot Avatar

    Funnily enough, SA Treasury is still a “white ribbon” workplace.

  67. Zipster Avatar

    A lazy trillion dollar (1,031 bn AUD) debt pile before other states and local government is included.

    How is this going to be paid off?

    inflation

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