Open Thread – Weekend 4 March 2023


Place de la Madeleine, Édouard Cortès, early 1900s


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Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 4, 2023 12:00 am

1st…

Louis Litt
March 4, 2023 12:07 am

2 beautiful painting

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 4, 2023 12:08 am

This thread dedicated to monsoonal storms.

We might have the weekend off, but back with a bang next week.

Rossini
Rossini
March 4, 2023 12:29 am

Broncos outplayed Penrith.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 4, 2023 12:37 am

Beautiful painting, Dover. Without irony, the wonder of electric light.

Tom
Tom
March 4, 2023 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
March 4, 2023 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
March 4, 2023 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
March 4, 2023 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
March 4, 2023 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
March 4, 2023 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
March 4, 2023 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
March 4, 2023 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
March 4, 2023 4:11 am
Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 5:15 am

Rabzsays:

Jonestown

An entirely preventable debacle.

A white collectivist presided over the deaths of 918 people,

Jim Jones was black, Rabz.
He had a long history of running Cointelpros for the FBI.

a significant proportion (i.e. the vast majority) of whom were black.
Vast majority of victims were White, Rabz.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 4, 2023 5:55 am

Lots of goodness in the Oz this morning.
Plus I got 8/10 in the daily quiz.

rosie
rosie
March 4, 2023 5:56 am

Black 460 231 691
White 138 108 246
Mixed 27 12 39
Other 13 10 23
Total 638 361 999

rosie
rosie
March 4, 2023 5:58 am

James Warren Jones was born on May 13, 1931, in the rural community of Crete, Indiana, to James Thurman Jones and Lynetta Putnam.[1][2][3] Jones was of Irish and Welsh descent; he and his mother both claimed to also have some Cherokee ancestry,[4] but there is no evidence of this.

rosie
rosie
March 4, 2023 6:13 am
Petros
Petros
March 4, 2023 6:17 am

How were those trams in painting powered? Electricity in the tracks?

Gabor
Gabor
March 4, 2023 6:20 am

Petros says:
March 4, 2023 at 6:17 am

How were those trams in painting powered? Electricity in the tracks?

Possible but unlikely.
It’s a painting, not a technical drawing.

Petros
Petros
March 4, 2023 6:23 am

I expect total accuracy in artwork.

Gabor
Gabor
March 4, 2023 6:23 am

Ed is taking the p….
Lately, he doesn’t even bother to look anything up.
It would be counterproductive to his purpose.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 6:25 am

Jones was of Irish and Welsh descent; he and his mother both claimed to also have some Cherokee ancestry,[4] but there is no evidence of this.

Jim Jones was Black, Googles.

His ictimsd were White.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 6:26 am

Steam Trams.

rosie
rosie
March 4, 2023 6:32 am

I agree, Jones is as black as many prominent Australian Aboriginals.

Gabor
Gabor
March 4, 2023 6:34 am

Petros says:
March 4, 2023 at 6:23 am

I expect total accuracy in artwork.

Fair enough.
Scroll down to The Romainville tramway.

Gabor
Gabor
March 4, 2023 6:35 am

Snap

PeterM
PeterM
March 4, 2023 6:41 am

Oh, but it’s alright, it’s alright
For we lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road we’re traveling on
I wonder what’s gone wrong
I can’t help it, I wonder what’s gone wrong

“American Tune” by Paul Simon – written soon after Nixon was elected. I wonder what he thinks of modern America?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 4, 2023 6:45 am

Qantas is having trouble finding people to work for them:

Qantas on a ‘recruiting drive’ after difficulty attracting staff (Sky News, 3 Mar)

Maybe this story has something to do with it?

Less pay and lower conditions – the deal facing some of the 1,500 ex-Qantas staff the airline is trying to lure back after they left during Covid (15 Feb)

Qantas are trying to rehire 1,500 cabin crew who were made redundant or resigned during the Covid pandemic – but many of them will have to rejoin the airline on less pay.

How odd that when you treat people like dirt, they don’t like you. And the epic arrogance of thinking they will come back on lower pay and worse conditions just because of Qantas’s woke awesomeness is blackly comedic.

sfw
sfw
March 4, 2023 6:53 am

“Place de la Madeleine ,Édouard Cortès”, I can remember when parts of Melbourne looked a lot like that. A place and time of beauty and civilisation, long gone now. Never to return.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 4, 2023 6:53 am

A small correction Rosie, Rugg muncher wants to continue troughing $190k.

Anchor What
Anchor What
March 4, 2023 7:00 am

“ The far-left Washington Post claims that last year, two FBI agents wanted to close the sham investigation into President Trump’s documents held a Mar-a-Lago. Instead, AG Merrick Garland overruled them and approved the raid of Mar-a-Lago in one of the darkest days in US history. ”
Wait a minute! Garland was featured in a Fox News clip yesterday saying to senators that he didn’t interfere in investigations.
Lying to congress is an indictable offence, is it not?

Anchor What
Anchor What
March 4, 2023 7:07 am

Jim Jones looked about as black as our very own Stollen Generation activists.

bespoke
bespoke
March 4, 2023 7:19 am

Brittany

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 4, 2023 7:50 am

Jim Jones made a big deal of adopting a black kid … because Jim was 100% white.

Pogria
Pogria
March 4, 2023 7:51 am

It is usually a result of self-insertion, ‘inquisitiveness’ or mental disorder, they said.

I’m going for mental disorder. 🙁

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 4, 2023 7:52 am

Rugg-Muncher is posturing about wanting re-instatement to pressure the Real Teal into a bigger payout.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 7:53 am

Always something to learn at the Cat. Did not know about those tram studs – ingenious!

As for Rugg – the Ranga is right. I had to chuckle at the overweening entitlement of expecting overtime on the already eye-watering salary. And, of course, Ryan’s “joke” ambitions. Quite.

The joy of the all-female office. Brrrrrr.

bons
bons
March 4, 2023 7:55 am

Oh, that painting hurts.
My love and I often sat on a bench outside le Madeleine on a chilly Sunday afternoons chomping on great crocs from a window bar just down from Maxims.
On very cold days we gave in and slipped into Maxims for a hot chocolate. The kids ate poorly for the next week.
The afternoon culminated with a ride on the big wheel contemplating the Paris winter landscape and wondering which fairy godmother had chosen us.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 7:59 am

The painting is a beautiful hat-tip to Autumn. You can almost smell the wet, fallen leaves. Although, realistically, it would be overlaid by the more pungent aroma of horse droppings.

Fun fact – Paris had around 90,000 horses at the time, producing around 2 millions kilos of poop every day.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 8:03 am

Saturday night I was downtown

Workin’for my FBI
Hollies

How about slightly subversive songs about the likelihood of Musos finkin’ for the cops on the down low?

Pogria
Pogria
March 4, 2023 8:03 am

Natalie said she is no longer a vegan after the ordeal.

I would wager Natalie’s mum won’t make the same mistake again.

alwaysright
alwaysright
March 4, 2023 8:04 am

I do like the way that Peter Broelman draws sheep.

P
P
March 4, 2023 8:06 am

J.K. Rowling Demonstrates How to Handle the Woke Mob in Three Easy Steps
Without resorting to intimidation, compromise, excuses, or deception, Rowling confronts her opponents and puts them in their place.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 4, 2023 8:07 am

Juicy Smollett, begins his appeal against the racist and homophobic conviction for a crime he didn’t commit.

Smollett’s rights were violated many times during his trial, including when prosecutors were allowed to reject a gay person and all but one African American from the jury.

The defence blew all their peremptory challenges winnowing out
the MAGA Country types during voir dire.
Probably.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 8:08 am

Sorry to burst your romantic bubble with tales of horse manure, bons. 😀

I’ll never forget my first trip to Paris. I, too, was with my true love, but the kids had long since married and left us. Left Bank, up near the Luxembourg, rue Monsieur le Prince. There was a café up on the corner, everyone sat along the wall watching the world go by, down the Bvde St Michel. Good times.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 8:10 am

Jim Jones made a big deal of adopting a black kid … because Jim was 100% white.

Running hard with the antiWhite narrative again, Sancho?

Jim Jones:
#1. Black
#2. Long time operative for the FBI
#3. Flamer

bons
bons
March 4, 2023 8:10 am

Lying to congress is an indictable offence, is it not?
Yes that is so, but only for Republicans. Washington DA’s will not indict Democrats.
Sickening witnessing the end of the rule of law which we were all taught was the highest order achievement of Western culture. Lady Justice can be heard on quiet nights howling her anguish.
Still, at least that certifiable frog Lightfoot has been punted, not sadly on ethical grounds, purely a factional shootout.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 4, 2023 8:13 am

A Jewish woman mourning her husband rings the local paper to insert an ad. Not wanting to spend much, she instructed the helpful operator to insert “Jacob is dead” in the death notices. “We have a special on today, two lines for the price of one, would you like to write something else?” The widow thought for a little. “Okay, sure. Jacob is dead, Volvo for sale”.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 4, 2023 8:15 am

I would rather be first in a village than second in Rome.

– Julius Caesar

Min
Min
March 4, 2023 8:21 am

If the doctor ever becomes Prime Minister will she organise a smoke ceremony to cleanse Parliament house of bad vibes, evil spirits or whatever like she did in Josh’s office when she took over ?. See she is still riding around in carbon needing vehicles instead of the most environmentally friendly mode of transport , a hand made btoom

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 8:21 am

“Natalie said she is no longer a vegan after the ordeal.”

I loved the description of the harassers – “vengeful vegans”.

Go on! Hit me with your celery stick arms ya spaghetti muscled imbeciles! Oh, that’s right. The vengeance is social media Mean Words.

They are the true heroes here.

bons
bons
March 4, 2023 8:28 am

Ten thumbs up for Min and Calli.
Sorry, my jabbing finger is bruised.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 4, 2023 8:28 am

How cost of food has risen. 2 years ago a little chines fast food bar had the the best curry puffs in the wide area. $1.20 each. I would buy one occasionally. Now they are half the size for $3. Needless to say I no longer buy them and hope they go broke. Just another case of us mug punters being ripped off. Colesworth are the same. The only things I buy from them is Vittoria Black Mountain coffee and lemon and ginger tea bags. Only on special. Some others like bags of rock salt and bran etc not carried by ALDI.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 4, 2023 8:32 am

Min is a btoom the same thing my MiL arrives on?

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 8:32 am

With so many (most) pollimuppetts you are not dealing with normal, decent people. The Ryan-Rugg Muncher falling out illustrates this. Horrible spoilt people.-also this

P
P
March 4, 2023 8:33 am
calli
calli
March 4, 2023 8:34 am

Btoom is the sound the broom makes when she kick starts it.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 8:37 am

Or…when it breaks the sound barrier on the way to the trough.

Cassie of Sydney
March 4, 2023 8:38 am

Hmmm, in news from Old Blighty….

1. Not content with hosting parties whilst putting ordinary Brits into lockdown.

2. Not content with violating social distancing rules they happily imposed on others, including the late Queen, and hosting a party the night before the Queen sat alone at the funeral for her husband of seventy-four years.

3. Not content with smooching and shagging one’s girlfriend whilst wifey was at home and whilst dictating to ordinary Brits to “socially distance”.

4. Not content with using government apparatuses, such as the Orwellian named “Counter Disinformation Unit, Rapid Response Unit, Intelligence and Communications Unit and the 77th Brigade” to monitor and surveil journalists and commentators such as Toby Young, Peter Hitchens, Julia Hartley-Brewer, all because the aforementioned names dared to publicly criticise lockdown madness, masks and vaccination mandates.

Oh No, none of that was good enough, so we now hear the news that when Nigel Farage, after the first lockdown, posted photographs of himself online breaking lockdown rules, the all round sleaze buckets and hypocrites, Matt Hancock and Blowjob Johnson discussed arresting Nigel Farage so as to set an example to the wider population and to get them to “follow the rules“.

Ahhhhh yes, there’s nothing like the stench of hypocrisy. Rules for thee but not for me! But it’s worse than venal hypocrisy and sleaze, it just proves once again how across the West governments used the Covid umbrella to smash our liberties. My God how they laughed at us, and they are still laughing at us. I often think there aren’t enough trees on the planet to hang the nooses from.

I actually would have liked them to arrest Farage, I reckon Brits would have hit the streets

Indolent
Indolent
March 4, 2023 8:40 am
Indolent
Indolent
March 4, 2023 8:41 am
Boambee John
Boambee John
March 4, 2023 8:42 am

“Place de la Madeleine ,Édouard Cortès”,

Waaaaay back in 1972, I was passing through Paris on the way to Munich. Whiling away the hours until my train departed, I had a look at La Madelaine around sunset. A beautiful sight, somewhat spoiled by the splashing sound as a Frog had a pee against one of the columns.

Indolent
Indolent
March 4, 2023 8:43 am

Article from June 2015. He would probably be lynched for repeating it ow.

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;’ Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’

Indolent
Indolent
March 4, 2023 8:48 am
lotocoti
lotocoti
March 4, 2023 8:49 am

What, in the name of God, Saint Micheal and Saint George, is a deaf signing choir?
Among the performers will be the Coronation Choir, a group comprising amateur singers and members of the UK’s community choirs, including refugee choirs, NHS choirs, LGBTQ+ singing groups and deaf signing choirs.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
March 4, 2023 8:50 am

I feel somewhat suspicious about the Rugg-Ryan case. This could just be a set-up to get the Commonwealth to increase the budget for politician staff salaries.

Crossie
Crossie
March 4, 2023 8:56 am

lotocoti says:
March 4, 2023 at 8:49 am
What, in the name of God, Saint Micheal and Saint George, is a deaf signing choir?
Among the performers will be the Coronation Choir, a group comprising amateur singers and members of the UK’s community choirs, including refugee choirs, NHS choirs, LGBTQ+ singing groups and deaf signing choirs.

Or NHS choirs, plural? They are so overworked that they have enough time for practice and rehearsals? Obviously nobody in the UK health establishment can see the incongruity.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 4, 2023 8:57 am

Top rated comment on Daily Mail article about Lisa

Ladies and gentlemen, well, may we say, “God save the Queen”? But nothing will save Lisa Wilkinson, the project and channel Ten.

Indolent
Indolent
March 4, 2023 8:59 am
Crossie
Crossie
March 4, 2023 8:59 am

hzhousewife says:
March 4, 2023 at 8:50 am
I feel somewhat suspicious about the Rugg-Ryan case. This could just be a set-up to get the Commonwealth to increase the budget for politician staff salaries.

Or simply scamming for a payout by both of them. No hard feelings, the taxpayer will pick up the tab, we can still be friends afterwards.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 9:02 am

Top Russian scientist who created Sputnik V Covid vaccine ‘is strangled to death with a belt in his Moscow apartment in row with intruder’

Intruder.
Yeah, Flamers.

Dot
Dot
March 4, 2023 9:04 am

I agree, Jones is as black as many prominent Australian Aboriginals.

Ah yes, Jim “Midnight” Jones to his friends, or to his inferiors and enemies, well, they call him Mr Tibbs!

Sydney “White Dog” Poitier was offered a role as Jim “Midnight” Jones, but felt too much white guilt over the role.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 4, 2023 9:05 am

A vicious, vengeful vegan vendetta.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 9:07 am

Matt Hancock and Blowjob Johnson discussed arresting Nigel Farage so as to set an example to the wider population and to get them to “follow the rules“.

Which reminds me, the current governor of QLD, whilst CHO, closed schools to “teach people a lesson”.

Indolent
Indolent
March 4, 2023 9:08 am
Indolent
Indolent
March 4, 2023 9:14 am
Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 9:15 am

How were those trams in painting powered? Electricity in the tracks?

Steam.

Crossie
Crossie
March 4, 2023 9:18 am

Prices won’t return to normal until governments remove ALL restrictions on air travel — which they’re reluctant to do because fascist control of public behaviour is addictive for fascist government health bureaucrats.

FFS, governments are still attempting to force-feed Kung Flu booster shots on the public. Trust the government there’ll be no health consequences. Yeah, right.

This is from Tom from the last thread. Our public health officials, with abysmally few exceptions, are truly monstrous. There was Kerry Chant on TV a few days ago still insisting that everyone must have booster shots. If she can read then she is simply malicious in persisting with something that is ineffective at best and proven harmful to too many people. If she can’t read or refuses to read about new developments then she is monumentally unsuited for her job.

Crossie
Crossie
March 4, 2023 9:28 am

Rockdoctor says:
March 3, 2023 at 7:41 pm
Westerners need to get used to eating offal again.

We will again. Can remember mum buying it as a kid because dad’s army JNCO pay barely made ends meet with multiple growing mouths to feed. Lambs liver & kidney was a common dish mum made.

This also from yesterday, I missed the discussion as I was out. I love sautéed chicken livers in olive oil with some crushed garlic. Eaten with fresh crusty bread to mop up the oil, delicious. I also used to buy duck livers but those are almost impossible to get now.

When we visited Europe in mid-90s I had fried sliced goose liver in a resort restaurant, scrumptious. Have not seen goose liver anywhere on a menu since then.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 9:30 am

Roger says:
March 4, 2023 at 9:15 am
How were those trams in painting powered? Electricity in the tracks?
Steam.

I think you may be right.

The Republique-Romainville electric line (studs) would be going in the opposite direction.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 9:31 am

The history of trams in Paris is fascinating. They also had a cable system.

Indolent
Indolent
March 4, 2023 9:37 am

J.K. Rowling Demonstrates How to Handle the Woke Mob in Three Easy Steps
Without resorting to intimidation, compromise, excuses, or deception, Rowling confronts her opponents and puts them in their place.

Excellent article. I hope lots of people follow her example. Isn’t it amazing that the bumbling Ronald Reagan still manages to be relevant in all sorts of contexts.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 4, 2023 9:40 am

Isn’t it amazing that the bumbling Ronald Reagan still manages to be relevant in all sorts of contexts.
Ron Reagan – the mighty warrior who brought down the evil empire without firing a shot.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 4, 2023 9:41 am

With regard to the Parisian horse manure story, this article examined the history of catastrophist predictions, and their failure to materialise because ‘if a thing cant go on … it wont’ – human ingenuity (especially via the free market) substitutes and develops solutions such that these ‘in a hundred years we will all be dead if ….’ scares never eventuate.

https://fee.org/articles/the-great-horse-manure-crisis-of-1894/

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 4, 2023 9:43 am

Here’s a photo of one of the steam trams in Newcastle. You can see the stack and the smoke.
More here.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 9:47 am

The history of trams in Paris is fascinating. They also had a cable system.

And they experimented with compressed air.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 9:48 am

Here’s a photo of one of the steam trams in Newcastle. You can see the stack and the smoke.

Beneath which sat a vertical boiler.

Bluey
Bluey
March 4, 2023 9:49 am

callisays:
March 4, 2023 at 7:53 am
Always something to learn at the Cat. Did not know about those tram studs – ingenious!

As for Rugg – the Ranga is right. I had to chuckle at the overweening entitlement of expecting overtime on the already eye-watering salary. And, of course, Ryan’s “joke” ambitions. Quite.

The joy of the all-female office. Brrrrrr.

I note that that eye watering salary is for a job that doesn’t actually produce anything for society. Nothing is manufactured, no service is provided to the general population to make their lives better, there’s no investment in future capabilities for the country. It’s pretty much a paper shuffling, administration and arse kissing role.
I supposed you can argue it enables the MP to do their job of representing, but how many actually do that? I can’t even get a “thanks for the correspondence” form letter from my state and federal MPs. Both typical Labor career hacks.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 4, 2023 9:55 am

John Dutton’s monologue on vegan’s twisted morality: ‘how cute does an animal have to be before you care if it dies to feed you’?

https://www.facebook.com/Ethicalomnivoremovement/videos/epic-how-cute-does-an-animal-have-to-be-before-you-care-if-it-dies-to-feed-youke/438990891037212/

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 9:58 am

Thanks Duk. Had a look at that when I extrapolated (roughly) the Paris manure quantity based on the number of horses.

Here’s the interesting bit (for me):

This was possible because of the ingenuity of inventors and entrepreneurs such as Gottlieb Daimler and Henry Ford, and a system that gave them the freedom to put their ideas into practice. Even more important, however, was the existence of the price mechanism. The problems described earlier meant that the price of horse-drawn transport rose steadily as the cost of feeding and housing horses increased. This created strong incentives for people to find alternatives.

Not a word about subsidies and “incentives”. It was driven (nyuk, nyuk) by economic reality.

Compare and contrast our current situation.

I also think the mechanisation of WWI made anything to do with horses impractical and fraught with danger (albeit they needed teams to pull out dead and bogged tanks).

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 4, 2023 9:59 am

Cassie at 8.08:

Matt Hancock and Blowjob Johnson discussed arresting Nigel Farage so as to set an example to the wider population and to get them to “follow the rules“

Roger at 9.07:

Which reminds me, the current governor of QLD, whilst CHO, closed schools to “teach people a lesson”

Perfect examples of the overlord class at work.

If the Poms had arrested Farage, an unambiguous political opponent, for breaches of the ‘rules’ the subsequent uprising would have made the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 look like a stern Letter to the Editor.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 9:59 am

I can’t even get a “thanks for the correspondence” form letter from my state and federal MPs. Both typical Labor career hacks.

Call their offices and remind them of your letter.

If you don’t hear back call them again. And again if necessary.

Unless you are personally known to the MP it’s often the only way to get a response.

Struth
March 4, 2023 10:01 am

Testing…
Indolent, you post the news here.
Well over 60, ooo Australians killed by the national Cabinet, and a sharp rise in the death of young people.

You get this as a response.

The history of trams in Paris is fascinating. They also had a cable system

The denialism here is a mental sickness that enables the tyrannical to implement agenda 2030.

Make no mistake.
You enlisted with the enemy when you got the jab, submitted to their orders, and most importantly, would prefer to live in lies than admit that is exactly what you have done.

Very dangerous people you are turning out to be.
Enabling, through denial, evil.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 10:04 am

I also think the mechanisation of WWI made anything to do with horses impractical and fraught with danger…albeit they needed teams to pull out dead and bogged tanks).

Not gainsaying that, calli, but the German army in WWII was 70%- 80% horse drawn.

That was a key area where the Germans lagged behind the allies who could rely on American industrial power for ice vehicles.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 4, 2023 10:04 am

Daily Mail. Too bad, so sad!

EXCLUSIVE: TV insiders say Lisa Wilkinson is ‘done for good’ at Channel Ten and may NEVER be on screen again amid fallout over Brittany Higgins saga

TV insiders say unlikely Lisa Wilkinson will return to screen
Wilkinson and Channel 10 being sued by Bruce Lehrmann
$44,000-a-week star in ‘fight for her own survival’

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 4, 2023 10:08 am

‘how cute does an animal have to be before you care if it dies to feed you’?

Maybe ask a Honduran?

Honduran Migrants Kill, Try to Eat Bald Eagle (3 Mar)

Central American cuisine seems to be very open minded, like in Venezuela where they ate all the zoo animals.

areff
areff
March 4, 2023 10:10 am

Well that’s a surprise, not. EV’s make so much sense the auto industry needs government support to train a new breed of mechanics. Wreck a perfectly good mode of transport with State encouragement, substitute impractical and environmentally disastrous EVs, then shake down taxpayer support all over again to solve the problem State intervention has caused. From AAP:

Automotive groups are calling for state and federal governments to take urgent action to boost electric vehicle training and avoid “a bungled EV rollout”.

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was, above all, the stupidest of times.

cohenite
March 4, 2023 10:11 am

The crotchless bot has blown a fuse if its comments this morning are any indication.

Crossie
Crossie
March 4, 2023 10:11 am

Rabz says:
March 3, 2023 at 9:11 pm
Cats – tomorrow night’s Radio Show.
Still stroogling for a theme, but one might be ready if no better concepts are suggested.
I’ve just about run out of genres – Wolfs has many, many more possibilities to choose from.
So let’s hear it for some theme/genre suggestions, I asks ya! ?

Rabz if you are still around, how about we find the hits from the year we were born? The year we turned 18, 21?

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 10:11 am

Like all cities Sydney, at the turn of the last century, had a horse manure problem too.

At the turn of the millennium, there was only one left. In 2005, this city icon was retired. I used to watch it weave its way through the city traffic in the 70’s.

And you always knew which route it took. 😀

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 10:12 am

TV insiders say Lisa Wilkinson is ‘done for good’ at Channel Ten and may NEVER be on screen again amid fallout over Brittany Higgins saga

Oh, dear…hubris meets nemesis.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 4, 2023 10:13 am

Herald Sun interviewed Julie Bishop. Here tis:

As Australia’s first female foreign minister – one of many “firsts” she has achieved in her career – Julie Bishop is used to breaking down barriers. Now, nearly four years after her departure from federal politics, 66-year-old Bishop continues to set new benchmarks, this time as an official “friend” of luxury retail store David Jones. Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, Bishop opens up to Stellar about her post-political life, reinventing herself and the power of fashion to make a statement – age notwithstanding.

Stellar: There was a moment during our cover shoot when you placed the white Versace stiletto you were wearing up against the wall. What prompted that pose?

Julie Bishop: International Women’s Day [on Wednesday] is about empowering women, and women feeling self-confident – drawing on their strengths and talents. When we were doing that pose, I just felt that I needed to look in control, empowered. That was the message I hope it sends.

S: Fittingly, this is our annual International Women’s Day-themed issue. What does the word “feminism” mean to you?

JB: I see myself as a woman who pursues her own career, her own path in life. I set my own standards, I meet my own benchmarks and I don’t let others define who I am or what I do.

S: You held a number of positions in the Coalition governments in which you served, including Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues. What do you think when you reflect on your time in politics?

JB: I was the first female to hold a number of roles: the first female deputy leader of the Liberal Party, [the] first female foreign minister, I’m now the first female chancellor of ANU [Australian National University in Canberra].
Throughout my legal and political careers, I’ve been the first woman in a number of roles. It means I have a responsibility to ensure it’s easier for the next woman to follow me, not harder.

S: In reality, do you think it is easier?

JB: Well, at least the next woman in the role isn’t saddled with the narrative that she’s the first woman. It’s less of a curiosity if you’re the second or third or fourth woman in a role; it’s the norm.

S: Former New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s recent departure from politics prompted many to ask, “Can women have it all?” What is your take on that?

JB: Well, it depends on each woman’s circumstances, of course. And some women find that they can have it all, but not all at the same time. There aren’t many areas that are closed to women these days.

S: In 2018, you challenged Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton for the Liberal leadership to replace Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister. Do you have any regrets over how it played out?

JB: I certainly don’t have any regrets for putting my hand up for the role [as leader]. I’m the first woman to have ever contested the leadership of the Liberal Party, as well – and I hope I’m not the last. But politics is about chance and circumstance, and it didn’t turn out that way. I don’t do regrets. I just draw a line and move on.

S: How do you do that?

JB: I just do it. Draw a line – and move on. Don’t think about what could’ve or should’ve or might have been. There is so much more to achieve and so much more to do. You really haven’t got time to look back and do regrets.

S: What would you have done differently?

JB: I can’t think of anything, because you’re dealing with the circumstances of the time. And if the circumstances were different, then maybe I would have responded differently. It is what it is.

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As Australia’s first female foreign minister – one of many “firsts” she has achieved in her career – Julie Bishop is used to breaking down barriers. Now, nearly four years after her departure from federal politics, 66-year-old Bishop continues to set new benchmarks, this time as an official “friend” of luxury retail store David Jones. Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, Bishop opens up to Stellar about her post-political life, reinventing herself and the power of fashion to make a statement – age notwithstanding.

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Stellar: There was a moment during our cover shoot when you placed the white Versace stiletto you were wearing up against the wall. What prompted that pose?

Julie Bishop: International Women’s Day [on Wednesday] is about empowering women, and women feeling self-confident – drawing on their strengths and talents. When we were doing that pose, I just felt that I needed to look in control, empowered. That was the message I hope it sends.

S: Fittingly, this is our annual International Women’s Day-themed issue. What does the word “feminism” mean to you?

JB: I see myself as a woman who pursues her own career, her own path in life. I set my own standards, I meet my own benchmarks and I don’t let others define who I am or what I do.

Julie Bishop announces new role as ‘friend’ of David Jones. Picture: Steven Chee for Stellar.
Julie Bishop announces new role as ‘friend’ of David Jones. Picture: Steven Chee for Stellar.
S: You held a number of positions in the Coalition governments in which you served, including Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues. What do you think when you reflect on your time in politics?

JB: I was the first female to hold a number of roles: the first female deputy leader of the Liberal Party, [the] first female foreign minister, I’m now the first female chancellor of ANU [Australian National University in Canberra].

Throughout my legal and political careers, I’ve been the first woman in a number of roles. It means I have a responsibility to ensure it’s easier for the next woman to follow me, not harder.

S: In reality, do you think it is easier?

JB: Well, at least the next woman in the role isn’t saddled with the narrative that she’s the first woman. It’s less of a curiosity if you’re the second or third or fourth woman in a role; it’s the norm.

S: Former New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s recent departure from politics prompted many to ask, “Can women have it all?” What is your take on that?

JB: Well, it depends on each woman’s circumstances, of course. And some women find that they can have it all, but not all at the same time. There aren’t many areas that are closed to women these days.

S: In 2018, you challenged Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton for the Liberal leadership to replace Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister. Do you have any regrets over how it played out?

JB: I certainly don’t have any regrets for putting my hand up for the role [as leader]. I’m the first woman to have ever contested the leadership of the Liberal Party, as well – and I hope I’m not the last. But politics is about chance and circumstance, and it didn’t turn out that way. I don’t do regrets. I just draw a line and move on.

S: How do you do that?

JB: I just do it. Draw a line – and move on. Don’t think about what could’ve or should’ve or might have been. There is so much more to achieve and so much more to do. You really haven’t got time to look back and do regrets.

S: What would you have done differently?

JB: I can’t think of anything, because you’re dealing with the circumstances of the time. And if the circumstances were different, then maybe I would have responded differently. It is what it is.

S: Following Julia Gillard, who served from 2010 to 2013, do you think Australia will have another female prime minister?

JB: One would hope so. I would like to see more women moving into federal politics – the more diversity we have in the decision-making forums of Australia, including the National Cabinet, the better the discourse, the better the discussion, the better the outcomes.
I would like to see many more women in politics. No nation can reach its full potential unless, and until, it fully engages and embraces the skills and talents and ideas of all of its citizens, including the 50 per cent that is female – in Australia, the 51 per cent.

S: Would you ever return to politics?

JB: No. I served nearly 21 years. [I’m in] my third career.

S: This third career includes becoming an official “friend” of David Jones. What does this role entail?

JB: Attending events and talking about David Jones as a retail icon in Australia’s history, and promoting the brands that it stocks.
David Jones supports established and emerging designers. That gives the “friends” of David Jones the opportunity to showcase the designs, and the more we can support Australian fashion – and through the international brands, Australian retail – the better it is for our country.

S: Your new position also has a deeper meaning – at 66 years old, you’re representing a demographic of women who is typically underserved when it comes to fashion.

JB: The designs and the models and the stylists [usually] focus on one demographic; I’m from one that is generally under-represented. I think David Jones appreciates that, as well.
[I’m] a career woman who has had a number of careers and yet still wants to be fit and healthy and dress well. Style doesn’t age. Women were considered to have a shelf life, and women in media know this better than most. I think we’ve smashed that paradigm.

Now you can be an achiever in whatever you set out to do. You can be fashionable at any age.

S: The inspiration for Stellar’s shoot with you was the black Balmain mini-dress you wore to David Jones’ spring/summer runway show last August. It marked a significant sartorial moment for you, and was a departure in personal style. What made you choose that dress?

JB: Up until then, I had always styled my own outfits. I didn’t have a stylist. David Jones asked if I wanted to be styled and I thought, that sounds fun.
I went into DJs and the stylist said, “I have the dress for you, and you’re wearing it!” And I thought, well, I’m rather definite about my choice of clothing, let’s see… He brought it out, I put it on and I thought, yes, this works for me.

S: Some news reports suggested it was a “revenge dress” [Bishop had split from her partner of eight years, David Panton, the month before]…

JB: I don’t get that. Look, commentators can say what they like, but I wasn’t sending any message.

S: As part of our shoot today you’re wearing a Ganni jacket with only black stockings underneath. What inspired that look?

JB: I immediately thought of the Sarah Jessica Parker pose – the Carrie Bradshaw pose on her book cover [in Sex And The City].
I’ve always been a fan of Sex And The City – it was a transformative TV program back in its day. The fashion was next level, but also the storyline and the connection between the girlfriends… I felt the story about the connection between the four women who were going through different stages of their lives was very powerful.
You might recall [in season five] that Samantha styled Carrie for her book cover, and she had achieved what she set out to – she finished a book about her life, and it was that sense of achievement that’s reflected in a rather powerful pose of the tuxedo jacket and the stockings and heels.

There’s more, a bit of a wordwall.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 4, 2023 10:14 am

From duk’s excellent find above:

The prophets of doom come to their despondent conclusions because in their world, nobody has any kind of creativity or independence of thought—except for themselves of course.

Bang on. The PoD are the same people that also wail that kids are being brainwashed in schools, failing to take into account that:
a) Kids also have independence of thought, and will recognise shit when they see it;
b) Because teachers ‘teach’ things it does not automatically mean their subjects are programmed, and;
c) Children of school age are incredible piss-takers when given the opportunity, and remarkably efficient at identifying and taking advantage of anything to get out of a classroom. Exhibit A – climate protests.

Of course some of this shit shouldn’t be taught in classes by activist teachers. However, they are not missionaries and their conversion rate is far lower than they imagine.

The PoD would have you believe a 100% conversion rate, because only they can see The Danger.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 10:15 am

In 2005, this city icon was retired. I used to watch it weave its way through the city traffic in the 70’s.

I visited my aunt in North Melbourne in 1973. Her milk was delivered by horse and cart. Coming from “backwards” Brisbane I was shocked!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 4, 2023 10:16 am

callisays:

March 4, 2023 at 9:31 am

The history of trams in Paris is fascinating.

Mon Dieu!
It is Electric Trams vs Steam Trams.
This will be bigger than … you know … the thing.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 4, 2023 10:16 am

Apologies to all the genuine teachers both here and lurking.

One size, it has been demonstrated through the ages, rarely fits all.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 4, 2023 10:17 am

Once upon a time MP’s had to reply even if only saying thankyou for your correspondence if sent by letter. No responce required to an email. I had a quick look but could find nothing about the requirements now.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 4, 2023 10:17 am

Not a word about subsidies and “incentives”. It was driven (nyuk, nyuk) by economic reality.

Funny you should mention subsidies and incentives…

Free market wins: Subsidies end, and electric vehicle sales collapse (Jonova, 4 Mar)

The magic of the free market was suddenly applied to EV sales last month. Tax credits and subsidies for electric cars in the EU and China ended on January 1, and sales promptly halved.

Halved! The wretched things are going to stay too expensive too because lithium prices are enormous, the supply expansion is slow (eg. greens are fanatically opposing a lithium mine in Nevada this week), and electricity prices are rising so fast that it’s already more expensive per km to drive an EV than a ICE car. Plus there isn’t enough electricity anyway.

The Electric Vehicle-Blackout Connection (3 Mar)

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 4, 2023 10:17 am

The history of trams in Paris is fascinating.

Without trams, Paris stops!

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 10:19 am

S: As part of our shoot today you’re wearing a Ganni jacket with only black stockings underneath. What inspired that look?

JB: I immediately thought of the Sarah Jessica Parker pose – the Carrie Bradshaw pose on her book cover [in Sex And The City].

A tart.

Thanks for the explanation Julie of the 11 votes.

Pogria
Pogria
March 4, 2023 10:20 am

Whilst still on the subject of offal, I grew up eating Liverwurst. Still love it now, only these days it is called Pate!
Crossie, I have a kilo of home grown goose livers in my freezer ready for pate making when I have time.
Butter fried chicken livers with salt, pepper and a dash of home made worcesteshire sauce. mmmmmmmmmm
And, as Dover said, thick, toasted bread for mopping.

Crossie
Crossie
March 4, 2023 10:21 am

Rabz says:
March 3, 2023 at 10:22 pm
What about a Leonard Cohen night?
What about a mass extinction event brought about by an entirely unexpected meteor strike?

Another thought Rabz, music from sci-fi movies or sci-fi themes.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 10:23 am

– Offal
– entitled politicians and staffers
– Horse manure
– EVs
– Julie Bishop

We appear to have a theme developing.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 10:25 am

‘The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.’

Edmund Burke (+1797)

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 4, 2023 10:26 am

Unless you are personally known to the MP it’s often the only way to get a response.

Had the pleasure of State Nationals leader Peter Walsh drop into my place of employment. Asked him a couple of questions about ripping into Andrews and the rest of the arseholes running Victoriastan.
I think he is very good. Much better than his Federal counterpart in Anne Webster. He was around the district when the floods receded and roads were opened again. At least he listens to people’s concerns, Webster not so much.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 10:26 am

Julie “What a brilliant idea!” Bishop makes Tanya Plibersek look like a person of substance.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 4, 2023 10:26 am

BB don’t take the stick insects advice on anything, you’ll be shiite at it all.

Crossie
Crossie
March 4, 2023 10:29 am

GreyRanga says:
March 4, 2023 at 10:17 am
Once upon a time MP’s had to reply even if only saying thankyou for your correspondence if sent by letter. No responce required to an email. I had a quick look but could find nothing about the requirements now.

It’s not even as if there has to be a person there to reply to emails. All that needs doing is program the email app to send a “thank you, will get back to you” reply. That the staffers and bureaucrats can’t be bothered simply indicates how little they care.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 10:30 am

Had the pleasure of State Nationals leader Peter Walsh drop into my place of employment.

That’s a rare thing these days unless there’s an announcement to be made and a gaggle of journalists in tow.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 4, 2023 10:33 am

BB don’t take the stick insects advice on anything, you’ll be shiite at it all.

I will get to the second part of the interview GreyRanga after a coffee but it’s fair to say she has had a charmed run. Don’t think Greensill gets a trundle in the interview, $600k a year for that little disaster?

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 4, 2023 10:39 am

That’s a rare thing these days unless there’s an announcement to be made and a gaggle of journalists in tow.

Yeah he wasn’t there in any official capacity, just heading home after the parliamentary week concluded.
His missus was CEO of Gannawarra Shire for a bit, had a lot of time for her as well.

dopey
dopey
March 4, 2023 10:44 am

Cortes painting. Clever placement of a few bright colours works well against a fairly drab background. Seems like a lot of painters of the time noticed the effect and not just in Paris.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 4, 2023 10:49 am

S: During your two decades-long career in politics, your polished and put-together wardrobe became a talking point, as much as your political prowess. What did you make of the interest in your style?

JB: I had always loved the way fashion could transcend the everyday. And you could dress up or dress down depending upon your mood.
When I was about three, my mother was making a ball gown for an event, and I was transfixed when she walked out in this beautiful, tulle Vogue-pattern gown. It almost made me cry.
I’ve always read fashion magazines, followed fashion and different designers. It’s part of the interest that I’ve had throughout my life.

I was a lawyer before going into politics [and] I had my own professional style, which was appropriate for working in the legal profession. And I probably carried that over into politics.

S: How did you use fashion as a power move when you were minister for foreign affairs, a position you held from 2013 to 2018?

JB: I was aware of the importance of the Australian fashion industry, not only to Australia’s economic success, but also to the image that we could present overseas.
As the first female foreign minister, I felt it was incumbent to promote Australian designers… and it became an important part of the work I did.
I also used clothing to send messages – and this is an age-old practice. If I was meeting the Chinese foreign minister, I would invariably wear red, and he would comment that I was wearing [one of] the colours of China. (Chortle)
I remember meeting [French president] Emmanuel Macron and I wore red, white and blue. People did notice; they saw it as a diplomatic gesture.
(double chortle)

S: Was it more than that? Would you say you used fashion as a way to connect?

JB: I didn’t deliberately set out to achieve that, but it most certainly happened. I wore a white Armani pants suit to the White House and President Barack Obama commented, “How apt – a white suit for the White House!” (that’s worth an FMD)

S: Whose style do you admire?

JB: I admire Amal Clooney’s style. I’ve had lunch with her on several occasions and she has always been beautifully and appropriately dressed.

S: How has your style evolved since you left politics?

JB: I’m probably less constrained in what I wear. I always try to wear something appropriate for the occasion. In politics, most of the occasions were very formal, and so I dressed accordingly. Now there’s a level of freedom.
I run every day, I do yoga, I’m often in athleisure wear and I feel pretty comfortable in that. I wear sneakers with everything.

S: Should we have put you in a pair of Air Jordans?

JB: [Laughs] I more had in mind Louis Vuitton [sneakers]. (because Air Jordans just don’t cut it)

S: How is life outside of work? Are you dating?

JB: There’s been enough written about my personal life to fill enough volumes of books, so I won’t add any more to it. My personal life is my personal life. It’s very hard to keep it that way, but I do try.

S: Is there anything you’d like to clear up that’s been written in the media previously about your private life – or are we cool?

JB: We’re cool.

S: As a woman who has achieved so much and broken down barriers in traditionally male-dominated industries, what other ambitions do you have for yourself?

JB: There are plenty of things for me to do. I will continue to aspire to do things that will make me happy and satisfied, and can help other people.
It’s important for women to be authentic, to be themselves and not try to be who others expect them to be – and trust their instincts.

A bit thin on actual achievement other than Foreign Minister. Nothing on Greensill or no questions on the current Ukraine shitshow. But I suppose the Stellar magazine plays to its audience.
All in all, a fairly vacuous airhead.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 10:52 am

Clever placement of a few bright colours works well against a fairly drab background. Seems like a lot of painters of the time noticed the effect and not just in Paris.

Antoine Blanchard made a good living painting well known streets of Paris in that style.

His works still sell well and are often copied. My parents had a couple of copies in the home that were done by art students.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 4, 2023 10:57 am

The history of trams in Paris is fascinating.

That’s all very well.

For real clarity, I’d like to see Armstrong Economics’ take on this issue.

Dot
Dot
March 4, 2023 10:58 am

Edmund Burke was wrong.

The masses are so incurably deluded and the elites are so incurably corrupt.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 10:58 am

I also used clothing to send messages – and this is an age-old practice. If I was meeting the Chinese foreign minister, I would invariably wear red, and he would comment that I was wearing [one of] the colours of China. (Chortle)
I remember meeting [French president] Emmanuel Macron and I wore red, white and blue. People did notice; they saw it as a diplomatic gesture. (double chortle)

Oh dear. Trudeauean diplomatic dress-ups. I wonder what she wore when she visited Moresby?

Nope. I checked. No arse grass. Phew!

bespoke
bespoke
March 4, 2023 11:00 am

a) Kids also have independence of thought, and will recognise shit when they see it;

Today’s assorted fruits will regret when the upcoming generations don’t see them as ‘special’, KD.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 11:04 am

Edmund Burke was wrong.

The masses are so incurably deluded and the elites are so incurably corrupt.

Our polity has declined significantly since his day, when liberals (clears throat…he was a Whig, after all) didn’t have mass electronic media to contend with.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 4, 2023 11:08 am

Somebody above mentioned Boris and Hancock discussed arresting Farage.

Saw on Twitter a mention of leak of text messages which showed a Minister texted editor of paper (Osbourne) saying had 20,000 vacancies for PCR testing and could they do an article to promote testing. Apparently more in the leak but not seen the rest.

One thing is clear our media has been a faithful propaganda outlet for the Government in relation to Covid, lockdowns, vaccine pushing etc. I can understand signing on to support the Government at the start but in relation to vaccines the evidence and research they are not reporting is borderline criminal. They are encouraging continued Vax without giving all the info from which people can make informed consent.

Tom
Tom
March 4, 2023 11:12 am

Julie “What a brilliant idea!” Bishop makes Tanya Plibersek look like a person of substance.

Airheads like Julie Bishop fashioned the Stupid Effing Liberals into their current incarnation as a party that believes in nothing, while wreckers like Malcolm Turnbull tried to turn it into the opposite of its founder’s vision as the party of the voiceless.

Both have succeeded.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 4, 2023 11:13 am

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

– Edmund Burke

Vicki
Vicki
March 4, 2023 11:14 am

Dr. Robert Malone has just released an analysis by a highly placed US administrator regarding the origin of SARS 2. It is remarkably interesting not simply because of the documentary evidence produced, but because it proposes that the origin of the virus derived from a combined attempt by the Wuhan Lab and & Petere Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance to produce, not a gain-of-function virus per se, but a vaccine to inoculate bats in the Yunnan Caves that had shown evidence of a type of SARS strain of virus. It escaped from the Wuhan lab & the rest is history.

SARS- CoV-WIV
The renaming of SARS-CoV-2
ROBERT W MALONE MD, MS
MAR 3

U.S. Marine Corp Major, Joseph Murphy in response to questions as to whether he authored the “SARS-CoV-2 ORIGINS INVESTIGATION WITH US GOVERNMENT PROGRAM UNDISCLOSED DOCUMENT ANALYSIS”:

Over a year ago, Project Veritas broke an enormous story that never quite made it to the state-sponsored “main stream” media. The story and supporting documents can be found on their website: “Military Documents About Gain of Function Contradict Fauci Testimony Under Oath”

At the core of these documents is a report to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense written by U.S. Marine Corp Major, Joseph Murphy, a former DARPA Fellow.

As many of my long time subscribers know, I published the links to the story and the documents here.

From the Project Veritas website:

The report states that EcoHealth Alliance approached DARPA in March 2018, seeking funding to conduct gain of function research of bat borne coronaviruses. The proposal, named Project Defuse, was rejected by DARPA over safety concerns and the notion that it violates the basis gain of function research moratorium.

According to the documents, NIAID, under the direction of Dr. Fauci, went ahead with the research in Wuhan, China and at several sites across the U.S.

Dr. Fauci has repeatedly maintained, under oath, that the NIH and NAIAD have not been involved in gain of function research with the EcoHealth Alliance program. But according to the documents obtained by Project Veritas which outline why EcoHealth Alliance’s proposal was rejected, DARPA certainly classified the research as gain of function.

“The proposal does not mention or assess potential risks of Gain of Function (GoF) research,” a direct quote from the DARPA rejection letter.

Major Murphy’s report goes on to detail great concern over the COVID-19 gain of function program, the concealment of documents, the suppression of potential curatives, like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine, and the mRNA vaccines.

The documents were highly watermarked PDFs, which were very difficult to read.

As time went on, this incredibly powerful report and documents never received the attention they deserve. Until now.

With the FBI and the DOE admitting that a lab-leak caused SARS-CoV-WIV, I believe that it is time to pull this report and the documents out of the dust-bin of time, the collective memory hole, and to re-distribute and re-assess their relevance.

Today, I asked Project Veritas if I could get a copy of the PDF without watermarks to publish as text. Rather than screen shot the pages as JPEG images, I have chosen to turn the PDF back into text and then re-publish that actual text word for word below. If there is doubt about the text, please refer back to the original PDF for clarification.

I believe that the report below is a gold mine of information. Project Veritas did some incredible work in bringing these documents to light, and I wish to thank them for their generosity in allowing me to publish the documents in such a way that they can be easily read.

I wish to publicly thank U.S. Marine Corp Major Joseph Murphy for his service to his country in creating this report and for his bravery in not denying that he did so.

Reading through this report again, I am shocked by the allegations made in this report dated August 13, 2021. This virus has killed millions of people. All indications are that the US government was directly and extensively involved in creating this virus, in cooperation with the WIV (Wuhan Institute of Virology).

It is time for more than Congressional and 3-letter agency investigations. It is time that criminal charges be brought against those who have created and released this virus upon the world.

Furthermore, how can the people of the United States accept that their government has killed millions of people in the name of science, and in the name of “public health”? How do the people of the world respond to this?

How can anyone who realizes what has been done not be beyond furious.

We, the people of the world, deserve answers.

We, the people of the United States, patriots devoted to our country, deserve accountability and justice.

That key leadership and personnel of NIH-EcoHealth Alliance be held accountable and brought to justice.

That those who have covered up these atrocities be held accountable and brought to justice.

We, the people – demand that this ongoing gain-of-function research be stopped immediately.

How can anyone who realizes what has been done not be beyond furious.

The cover letter and report are as follows:

From: Murphy, Joseph P. Maj USMC, DARPA, DIRO (USA)

To: Capt xxxxx,

Thanks for responding

I’m reaching out to communicate some information relative to COVID that I don’t believe xxxxx or your director is aware of. You probably saw earlier this week that more official documents linking NHI and EcoHealth Alliance to the Wuhan Institute of Virology were published by The Intercept. I came across additional incriminating documents and produced an analysis shortly after leaving DARPA last month. This report was routed to the DOD IG office.

I’m unsure whether the significance of what I communicated is understood by those that received the report. Decisions with regards to the vaccines do not appear to be informed by analysis of the documents. The main points being that SARS-CoV-2 matches the SARS vaccine variants the NIH-EcoHealth program was making in Wuhan; that the DOD rejected the program proposal because vaccines would be ineffective and because the spike proteins being inserted into the variants were deemed too dangerous (gain-of-function): and that the DOD now mandates vaccines that copy the spike protein previously deemed too dangerous. To m e .and to those who informed my analysis, this situation meets no goorabort criteria with regards to the vaccines until the toxicity of the spike protein can be investigated. There’s also information within the documents about which drugs effectively treat the program’s SARS-CoVs.

Thus why I’m reaching out. I’m trying to help aid leadership grapple with the vaccines and the mandate with as much information as is available. I wanted to push this information your way.

Several of the documents referenced in the IG report have since been downgraded. Please reach out to me with questions.

V/R,

Major Joe Murphy USMC Marine Program Liaison

Office of Naval Research

13 Aug 2021

From: COMMANDANT FO THE MARINE CORPS FELLOW, DARPA TO: INSPECTOR GENERAL

S u b j : SARS-CoV-2 ORIGINS INVESTIGATION WITH US GOVERNMENT PROGRAM UNDISCLOSED DOCUMENT ANALYSIS

Ref: (1) Executive Slide HR00118S0017 EcoHealth Alliance DEFUSE
(2) HR00118S0017-PREEMPT-FP-019-PM Summary ( S e l e c t a b l e – Not
Recommended)
(3) PREEMPT Volume 1 no ESS HR00118S0017 EcoHealth A l l i a n c e
(4) PREEMPT Volume 2 HA Final HR00118S0017 EcoHealth Alliance DEFUSE
(5) SF4242 0-V2.0 HR00118S0017 EcoHealth Alliance DEFUSE
( 6 ) WIV B u d g e t p a c k e t H R 0 0 1 1 1 8 S 0 0 1 7 E c o H e a l t h A l l i a n c e D E F U S E
(7) WS00094394-RR_KeyPersonExpanded 2_0-V2.0 HR00111850017 EcoHealth Alliance DEFUSE
(8) W00094394-RR PersonalData 1 2-V1.2 HR0011180017 EcoHealth A l l i a n c e DEFUSE
1) SARS-CoV-2 is an American-created recombinant bat vaccine, or its precursor virus. It was created by an EcoHealth Alliance program at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), as suggested by the reporting surrounding the lab leak hypothesis. The details of this program have been concealed since the pandemic began. These details can be found in the EcoHealth Alliance proposal response, + the DARPA’ PREEMPT program broad Agency Announcement (BAA HR001180017, dated March 2018 – document not yet publicIy disclosed.

The contents of the proposed program are extremely detailed. Peter Daszak lays out step-by-step what the organization intends to do by phase and by location. The primary scientists involved, their roles, and their institutions are indicated. The funding plan for the WIV work is its own document. The reasons why no pharmaceutical interventions like masks and medical countermeasures like the mRNA vaccines do not work well can be extrapolated from the details. The reasons why the early treatment protocols work as curatives are apparent.

SARS-Cov-2’s form as it emerged is likely as a precursor, deliberately virulent, humanized recombinant SARSr-Cov that was to be reverse engineered into a live attenuated SARr-Cov bat vaccine. Its nature can be determined from analysis of its genome with the context provided by the EcoHealth Alliance proposal. Joining this analysis with US intelligence collections on Wuhan will aid this determination.

When synthesized with the Ecohealth Alliance proposal, US collections confirm Ecohealth Alliance was performing the work proposed. The analysts produce their reports in a vacuum absent the context the proposal provides. As a fellow at DARPA. I could see both, and can do the synthesis. For instance, WIV personnel identified in intelligence reports are named in the proposal, these people use the lexicon of the proposal in the collections, and the virus variants proposed for experimentation are identical to those gleaned by collections. Moreover, I am also privy to information obtained by congressional office investigators and by DRASTIC, which further corroborates that the program detailed in the BAA response was conducted until it was shut down in April 2020.

The purpose of the Ecohealth program, called ‘DEFUSE’ in the proposal, was to inoculate bats in the Yunnan China caves where confirmed SARS-CoV were found. Ostensibly, doing this would prevent another SARS-CoV pandemic: the bats’ immune systems would be reinforced to prevent a deadly SARS-CoV from emerging. The specific language used is “inoculate bats with novel chimeric polyvalent spike proteins to enhance their adaptive immune memory against specific high-risk viruses.” Being defense-related, it makes sense that EcoHealth submitted the proposal fi r s t to the Department of Defense, before it settled with NIH/NIAID. The BAA response is dated March 2018 and was submitted by Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance.

DARPA rejected the proposal because the work was too close to violating the gain-of-function (GOF) moratorium, despite what Peter Daszak says in the proposal (that the work would not). As is known, Dr. Fauci with NIAID did not reject the proposal.

The work took place at the WIV and at several sites in the US, identified in detail in the proposal.*

The EcoHealth Alliance response to the PREEMPT BAA is placed along with other proposal documents in the PREEMPT folder on the DARPA Biological Technologies Office UWICS (too s e c r e t share drive, address: Network/filer/BTO/CI Folder/PREEMPT)

This folder was empty for a year. The files, completely unmarked with classification or distribution data, were placed in this folder in July 2021, which conspicuously aligns with media reporting, my probing, and Senator Paul’s inquiry into NIH/NIAID gain of-function programs. The unmarked nature combined with the timing signals that the documents were being hidden. No files at DARPA go unmarked in classification or distribution, including proprietary documents. Furthermore, PREEMPT is an unclassified program.

The files are also now held by Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA). They are identified in the reference block above.

2. SARS-CoV-2, hereafter referred to as SARS-COV-WIV, is a synthetic spike protein chimera engineered to attach to human ACE2 receptors and inserted into a recombinant bat SARSr-CoV backbone. It is likely a live vaccine not yet engineered to a more attenuated state than the program sought to create with its final version. It leaked and spread rapidly because it was aerosolized so it could efficiently infect bats in caves, but it was not ready to infect bats yet, which i why it does not appear to infect bats. The reason the disease is so confusing is because it is less a virus than i t is engineered spike proteins hitch-hiking a ride on a SARSr-CoV quasi species swarm. The closer it is to the final live attenuated vaccine form, the more likely that it has been de-attenuating since initial escape in August 2019.

The utility of certain countermeasures can be extrapolated from the documents:

the team selected for SARSr-CoVs that were most monoclonal antibody and vaccine resistant.
It is not practical to inoculate bats directly with shots, nor can bats get respiratory infections from droplets, so the team developed an aerosol to deliver the inoculations directly into the caves. To ensure it worked well, they developed the aerosol against masked civets.
The proposal notes that interferon. Remdesivir, and chloroquine phosphate inhibit SARSr-CoV viral replication.
Because of its (now) known nature, the SARr-CoV-WIV’s illness is readily resolved with early treatment that inhibits the viral replication that spreads the spike proteins around the body (which induce a harmful overactive immune response as the body tries to clear the spikes from the ACE receptors). Many of the early treatment protocols ignored by the authorities work because they inhibit viral replication or modulate the immune response to the spike proteins, which makes sense within the context of what EcoHealth was creating. Some of these treatment protocols also inhibit the action of the engineered spike protein. For instance, Ivermectin (identified as curative in April 2020) works throughout all phases of illness because it both inhibits viral replication and modulates the immune response. Of note, chloroquine phosphate (Hydroxychloriquine, identified April 2020 as curative) is identified in the proposal as a SARSr-CoV inhibitor, as is interferon identified May 2020 as curative).

The gene-encoded, or mRNA, vaccines work poorly because they are synthetic replications of the already-synthetic SARSr-CoV-WIV spike proteins and possess no other epitopes. The mRNA instructs the cells to produce synthetic copies of the SARSr-CoV-WIV synthetic spike protein directly into the bloodstream, wherein they spread and produce the same ACE2 immune storm that the recombinant vaccine does. Many doctors in the country have identified that the symptoms of vaccine reactions mirror the symptoms of the disease, which corroborates with the similar synthetic nature and function of the respective spike proteins.

The vaccine recipient has no defense against the bloodstream entry, but their nose protects them from the recombinant spike protein quasi-species during “natural infection” (better termed as aerosolized inoculation)

Furthermore, the Ecohealth proposal states that a “vaccine approach lacks sufficient epitope coverage to protect against quasi-species of coronavirus.” Consequently, they were trying to make vaccines work by “targeted immune boosting via vaccine inoculators using chimeric polyvalent recombinant spike proteins.” The nature of using a spike protein vaccine with one epitope against a spike protein vaccine with quasi-species may explain the unusual (and potentially detrimental) antibody response amongst the vaccinated to the new COVID variants.* Fundamentally, the knowledge the proposal provides signals that the risk of Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE from vaccination should be evaluated with high priority, on top of the reality that single-epitope vaccines will have little effect against SARS-CoV-WIV. as indicated in the proposal.

The potential for SARSr-CoV-WIV to de-attenuate requires immediate attention. Live vaccines have been found to de-attenuate in the past.

If this is the case with SARS-CoV-WIV. then the mass vaccination campaign actually performs an accelerated gain-of-function for it. Since it is designed for bats off of a human-susceptible SARS-CoV, vaccinating humans against it actually gains its function back towards a more de-attenuated human-susceptible form. Improving the SARSr-CoV-WIv spike protein to gain robustness against monoclonal vaccines is one of the steps of the DEFUSE program. The mechanism to improve the SARSr-CoV-WIV spike protein (other than direct engineering) is to challenge i t against animals that have spike protein-only antibodies. The attenuated virus will either die or adapt its form to neutralize the spike protein-only antibodies. The intent was to perform this task against humanized mice and then “batified” mice. Instead, it was done with the world’s population.

SARS-CoV-WIV is not meant to kill the bats, but to immunize them. This nature may explain its general harmlessness to most people, and its harmfulness to the old and co-morbid, who are in general more susceptible to vaccine reactions. The asymptomatic nature is also explained by the bat vaccine-intention of its creators (a good vaccine does not generate symptoms). Such effects would be expected of an immature vaccine, or a vaccine being reverse engineered from a more virulent form into attenuated form. The spike protein effect on ACE receptors exacerbates the harmfulness in accordance with age and comorbidity. The nature of SARSr-CoV-WIV’s deattenuation will also indicate future virulence, though knowing its nature at last neutralizes the threat as effective treatments can be applied with confidence.

3. DRASTIC and other scientists will clean up my description of SARS- CoV-WIV’s nature and progression within the DEFUSE program. This information is sufficient for an investigative report and more than enough to correct the existing pandemic strategy. Previously, the nation did not know itself, nor the adversary in the pandemic conflict. Now it knows both. The problem can be framed appropriately and specifically against a confirmed hypothesis. Limiting disease transmission can be dropped as the implied strategic end, as it is not the actual problem, nor is it actually feasible. The strategy will then align early treatment protocols and prophylaxis with the known curatives as Ways a n d means. This course of action will achieve the strategic end of clinical resolution for those that are susceptible to the adverse effects from SARSr-CoV-WIV inoculation.

4. I will inevitably be asked how I figured this out and how I discovered the documents. The pandemic response became the predominant focus of my fellowship efforts. DARPA worked a number of pandemic innovations and much of its team was familiar with biodefense. I had the opportunity to “sit in the back row” per se and observe and listen-in on the government’s efforts. My obligation-light fellowship also allowed me to observe and read the field. This observation grew in scope to the point that it became a series of reports, like a military scout would prepare when tasked to investigate a problem.

These reports served as iterative thinking against the problem over many months. Eventually, I arrived at a hypothesis that what leaked from the WIV could be a bat vaccine or its precursor. It was feasible that the US would try to avoid a SARS-CoV outbreak by stopping it at its source, not by halting its infections amongst people, but by halting its infections amongst the bats. Americans are creative, even if imprudent, and technologically confident enough to try it. This concept seemed to fit within the PREEMPT program construct as well, and DRASTIC had discovered that some earlier specimens within the USAID PREDICT program were obtained in Africa and sent to the WIV. Moreover, the unusual nature and pathology of the virus hinted that it could be a vaccine or be vaccine-like.

A technological challenge as difficult as inoculating bats in China would be tried at DARPA first. The massive, “Manhattan Project”-level of information suppression executed by the government and the Trusted News Initiative indicates that it would be covered-up if something bad happened. The lab-leak hypothesis and squabbling between Senator Paul and Dr. Fauci indicated that the cover up was more localized. Further, an actual cover-up would be more disciplined with its paperwork. So I presumed that unclassified files would be concealed on a higher network and found them where I expected them to be. I understood what they were and their content, pushed the files off-site, and compiled this report.

References and the other associated documents can be found on the original PDF, which are on the original Project Veritas website as well as below.

READ THE DOCUMENTS

DRASTIC Summary of EcoHealth’s DEFUSE Grant Proposal

EcoHealth Alliance Executive Summary of DEFUSE

EcoHealth’s full DEFUSE grant proposal to DARPA

DARPA agency PREEMPT project grant solicitation announcement

US Marine Corps Major Joseph Murphy’s Analysis Report to Inspector General of DOD and internal Marine Corps email

Names are important.

Of a small but important note, referring to this virus as SARS- CoV-WIV from here on out, instead of SARS-CoV-2. This is important in recognizing the damages done to the world.

This report was written in August 2021.

Where is the Congressional outrage and response?

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 11:15 am

Do D’Ambrosio and Andrews realize how stupid they are? BAs should be abolished along with all uni bludge courses. I think their concept of electricity is that of an infant who thinks pulling a radio to bits then pasting the transistors and other components on a board will bring it back to life. They really are that stupid but they don’t care, they technical skill and knowledge in contempt. They’ve been to the Uni!

Diogenes
Diogenes
March 4, 2023 11:15 am

Here’s a photo of one of the steam trams in Newcastle. You can see the stack and the smoke.
More here.

They used to run down Pitt St Sydney as well.comment image

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 11:18 am

To Cronulla as well

Vicki
Vicki
March 4, 2023 11:19 am

Re the above – it is speculated that the virus ( that the Wuhan Lab was using to develop a bat vaccine) escaped.

P
P
March 4, 2023 11:21 am

Rabz if you are still around, how about we find the hits from the year we were born? The year we turned 18, 21?

Rabz, if you haven’t yet decided I would suggest going with the theme of this thread so far ‘Paris’. Anything Parisian, songs, singers, music etc.
e.g. from the year I was born, The Last Time I Saw Paris.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 11:22 am

So we have even more dependence on electricity, more need for capacity in generation and distribution, but is any work on the latter being undertaken?

The Victorian government is leading the roll out of community batteries.

Good luck.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 11:24 am

community batteries sounds like barefoot doctors

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 11:28 am
lotocoti
lotocoti
March 4, 2023 11:32 am

Another thought Rabz, music from sci-fi movies or sci-fi themes.

On a not totally unrelated note, I’d not heard of Pulp before Ivan Dobsky finally broke free.

Real Deal
Real Deal
March 4, 2023 11:33 am

Airheads like Julie Bishop fashioned the Stupid Effing Liberals into their current incarnation as a party that believes in nothing, while wreckers like Malcolm Turnbull tried to turn it into the opposite of its founder’s vision as the party of the voiceless.

Bolta used to call her “the Loyal Deputy” after should backstabbed Abbott.

By the way Julie, how hard did you work to obtain the release of missionary doctor Ken Elliott kidnapped by Islamic extremists in Burkina Faso in 2016? He is still a hostage.

Real Deal
Real Deal
March 4, 2023 11:34 am

“After she” not “after should”.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 11:35 am

community batteries sounds like barefoot doctors

I think they’d be great for an alternative community living off grid or even a small town, albeit very expensive.

As a substitute for a reliable grid in urban/suburban settings? Ambitious.

The Institute of Community Directors, the peak body for the not-for profit sector, says this, “The Federal Government’s “power to the people” program was a 2022 ALP election promise that would allow communities to apply for a battery. It remains to be seen whether the program will be delivered.”

JC
JC
March 4, 2023 11:39 am

Dear God, just end it now.

Equestrian inequality.

I was in a grim enough mood already this morning, and then I chanced upon this missive from the New York Times that made the day even worse. The title lays the sad plaint out clearly enough: “Black Equestrians Want To Be Safe. But They Can’t Find Helmets.” The reason? Some of them want to have really big hair and not have to either cut or style it such that it fits underneath the sorts of helmets necessary for equestrian safety.

Black equestrians have long felt virtually invisible in a sport that remains overwhelmingly white. For those with natural hair, which for many is a declaration of pride and Black identity, finding a helmet that fits properly can be nearly impossible, creating yet another barrier to full inclusion. Some are now lobbying for change, mindful that horseback riding is among the leading causes of sports-related traumatic brain injury. The helmet companies say there isn’t a simple fix.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 11:41 am

I’ve thought about going off grid are partially off grid- I certainly don’t want a standard solar installation which goes off when the external power goes down. The old 32 volts dc systems with 16 x2V cells still fascinate me.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 11:41 am

or partially off grid I mean

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 11:44 am

allow communities to apply for a battery

How do you define a ‘community’? An LGA? Reeks of Uni Maoism.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 11:46 am

Quite so, Fair Shake.

From last year’s Speccie.

It’s Wong’s turn now. And she’ll do nothing about it as well.

m0nty
m0nty
March 4, 2023 11:46 am

Cigar-smoking Andrew Tate getting lung cancer is quite something.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 11:46 am

Sorry. Not Fair Shake.

Real Deal.

cohenite
March 4, 2023 11:47 am

Dear God, just end it now.

Equestrian inequality.

What do you do with your afro when you play polo with the chaps head prefect.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 11:50 am

Dear God, just end it now.

Equestrian inequality.

Colin Kaepernick could fit his ‘fro into his helmet.

Just sayin’.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 4, 2023 11:51 am

I’m coming to like Douglas Adams’ telephone sanitizers, they’re unjustly unloved.

Thinking of having a baby as the planet collapses? First, ask yourself five big ethical questions (3 Mar)

Do you want to have a baby? But, on a planet rocked by the climate crisis, ecosystem collapse, famine and poverty, is having one just adding to the problem – and therefore unethical?

I am a PhD Candidate at Monash Bioethics Centre, and I research the ethics of procreation in a time of climate change. I’ve found there’s no simple “yes” or “no” answer to whether we should produce more children when Earth is in such dire straits.

Sheesh! We would be in less dire straits if people like this guy didn’t breed. He’s who he is:

Craig Stanbury
PhD Candidate, Monash University

No doubt slated for an academic career on the Australian government teat for the next sixty years.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 4, 2023 11:52 am

Mop headed professional communicator.
Excluded from equestrian pursuits too.
Probably.

cohenite
March 4, 2023 11:52 am

Cigar-smoking Andrew Tate getting lung cancer is quite something.

Sort of like you getting dick cancer.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 11:56 am

23 Whales dead with only 2 wind turbines in place.

Plans for THOUSANDS of wind turbines may wipe out whales forever.

That appears to be part of the Plan.
Story in The Australian bemoans a pair of Orcas killing 17
7 Gilled Sharks and driving White Pointers away from Durban.

According to some idiot The Oz quotes, sharks are the apex predators and the marine environment is threatened.

So, Orcas cancelled, Whales next?

cohenite
March 4, 2023 11:57 am

Craig Stanbury
PhD Candidate, Monash University

I made the obvious comment on his twitter, which is as long as folk like him don’t breed humanity will be ok.

https://twitter.com/StanburyCraig

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 4, 2023 11:59 am

Mon Dieu!
It is Electric Trams vs Steam Trams.
This will be bigger than … you know … the thing.

Probably not steam – the départment de Paris banned steam trams in 1895.

Now, can we please get back to offal?

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2023 12:01 pm

The crotchless bot has blown a fuse if its comments this morning are any indication.

Saturday mornings are always a problem. End of the skinning week. Mother would know what to do.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 12:01 pm

Monash wasn’t called the sewer for nothing.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 12:06 pm

Looks like Dr Monica Ryan got too big for her boots and is getting a huge reality check.
Iirc, her associates hinted that employing Activist Sally Rugg might not be a great idea, but she can’t be told anything because Doctor.

Predictions:
#1. Ryan won’t recontest Kooyong.

Liberals will regain Kooyong, Warringah, Goldstein, North Sydney and Mackellar [so long as they don’t select a Flamer, Tony Abbott, Josh or Katherine Deves].

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 4, 2023 12:06 pm

SMOD dodged by several orders of Flamingo.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 4, 2023 12:06 pm

Good Lord have a look at this bloke

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 12:10 pm

That’s a big ask, though.

Selecting either a Flamer or someone with a Labor Party family background
[James Paterson, Amanda Stoker, Linda Reynolds] has become almost mandatory.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 4, 2023 12:12 pm

Roger at 10:15

I visited my aunt in North Melbourne in 1973. Her milk was delivered by horse and cart. Coming from “backwards” Brisbane I was shocked!

Walking up to Queensberry St in the late 80s was like walking back into the 1950s. There was 6 of us in one of those crumbling Victorian terraces. God knows what it would be worth if it hasn’t been knocked down.

Roger
Roger
March 4, 2023 12:14 pm

Probably not steam – the départment de Paris banned steam trams in 1895.

Only during the day…but yes, could be compressed air.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 12:17 pm

I presume the 32V systems changed the battery to allow the generator to run at maximum efficiency. Then draw power from the battery as needed until it requires charging again. Cut down on noise too I would imagine.

calli
calli
March 4, 2023 12:18 pm

is having one just adding to the problem – and therefore unethical

Okay Craig. You have identified the problem.

You.

Of you go then. Be ethical.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 12:19 pm

Good Lord have a look at this bloke

Is the Ukraine the 51st state as far as the ‘rats are concerned?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 4, 2023 12:21 pm

The hapless former Minister, Stuart Robert, has his hands up for the Robodebt fiasco, shite is splashed generously on Team Scummo’s shoes, heartbreaking tales emerge – and bruvver Bill Shorten has a moment in the Sun.

But forgotten in all this political theatre is that the actual architects, designers and implementers of this bureaucratic cruelty and overreach are still in place.

And being paid and superannuated while they wait for their next outing.
Top men.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 4, 2023 12:24 pm

Picture of a steam tram in East Street Rockhampton in 1923
Traffic islands were later built over the tracks and Date Palms planted.

miltonf
miltonf
March 4, 2023 12:25 pm

Canbra and Murray report were Menzies’ biggest mistakes.

Dot
Dot
March 4, 2023 12:26 pm

Re Edmund Burke & Epictetus:

Aha, no, that was, aha, aha, my, uh, point.

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