Open Thread – Weekend 4 March 2023


Place de la Madeleine, Édouard Cortès, early 1900s


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rosie
rosie
March 5, 2023 7:42 pm

I may have a redwood in my garden.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 5, 2023 7:42 pm

Lizzie

Classic vistas could also be restored by selective felling of gums if the sacredness of our bequeathed ecology was questioned and pastures restored and dotted with European oak, ash and other trees..

A cautionary tale, grow your palnts locally.

Back in the 1930s or so, Canberra started planting lots of oaks in the inner suburbs. They came as potted plants from the UK.

Unfortunately, they had hitch hikers, Death Cap mushrooms in the pots. Each spring warnings are (or used to be) issued about them. Even with that, there is the occasional casualty. One year, the President of the local mushroom fanciers’ club erred with his identification, fatally in his case.

John H.
John H.
March 5, 2023 7:47 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
March 5, 2023 at 7:24 pm
Is the redwood tree of California able to be grown for mass production/plantation in Oz.

So many trees from other parts of the world do very well in Australia’s climate and soil.
If only the CSIRO could look at pros and cons of different sorts of reafforestation we would benefit.

It is an interesting idea but won’t fly because of them thar Greenies and indigenous folks protesting about changing the natural environment.

The adaptation of the plants could even be optimized through GMO. Oh wait … .

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 5, 2023 7:55 pm

I may have a redwood in my garden.

Yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised.

rosie
rosie
March 5, 2023 7:56 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 5, 2023 7:58 pm

I may have a redwood in my garden.

Is that anything like having an elephant in your bathroom? Ten metres across at the base.
You’d have to put a flashing red light on its top to satisfy CASA and keep planes from crashing into it.

miltonf
miltonf
March 5, 2023 7:59 pm

Lotsa gum trees in California- it’s fun to trick your mind into to thinking you’re still in Oz. In northern China you almost get the feeling you’re in Germany- just the light and landscape.

cohenite
March 5, 2023 8:00 pm

Rowan Dean, Rita and James ferocious today about the left’s assault on Western values particularly in respect of those trans deviants who thrust and sexually sneer at young kids and the SA writers festival which has a couple of mussie, antisemite scumbags as primary speakers.

The thing is no dialogue or communication is possible with these shits. I’m sure Dean knows that. Even his passion and eloquence comes across as pissing impotently into the wind.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 5, 2023 8:01 pm

wondering what exactly the rangers do

Four legged orcs.

miltonf
miltonf
March 5, 2023 8:01 pm

Back in the 1930s or so, Canberra started planting lots of oaks in the inner suburbs. They came as potted plants from the UK.

That’s interesting and surprising as they’re so many English oaks just in Sydney. Some really old ones in Hambledon Cottage in Parra. Very easy to propagate.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 5, 2023 8:03 pm

Lotsa gum trees in California

Not too popular with the locals. Spain and Europe too. Sounds like a job for Austrade and Hoges.

miltonf
miltonf
March 5, 2023 8:04 pm

The thing is no dialogue or communication is possible with these shits.

No there’s not. Not with psychopaths who hate you and want to destroy you.

John H.
John H.
March 5, 2023 8:10 pm

Indolentsays:
March 5, 2023 at 7:31 pm
Two Ukrainian pilots are being trained by the US military to fly F-16s – as Biden faces calls to send the fighter jets to Ukraine from both sides of the aisle

Wrong aircraft. The Swedish Gripen is much more suited for Ukraine.

Minimal ground crew training.
Better performance than the older F16s.
Can land and take off on roads.
NATO weapons compliant.
With meteor or AIM 120 D a serious threat to Russian aircraft.
More importantly, anti-radiation missiles to take out s400 surface to air batteries.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 5, 2023 8:10 pm

Lotsa gum trees in California

Same in plantations across South East Asia. No natural pests so they grow like weeds.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 5, 2023 8:12 pm

One year, the President of the local mushroom fanciers’ club erred with his identification, fatally in his case.

Ok, a prez of the Canberra mushroom fanciers club paid the ultimate price for choosing…poorly.
I sense a whole movie in that concept.
Nothing says* “this is Canberra” like a hideous airborne turtle with ten tits President of the local mushroom fan club dying from wrongly identifying an interesting mushroom.

(* h/t classic Blair.)

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 5, 2023 8:24 pm

BoN:
Sad about Sam Neil

At one point, and not so long ago, he was spending much time with Laura Tingle – that’s a bit of a hint.

Roger
Roger
March 5, 2023 8:29 pm

Just think about it for a minute.

The Harbour Bridge was closed to all of Sydney for a march.

Yet the marchers are still the victims.

While the 30 odd Catholic gents who peacefully walked down a Newtown street in a protest without official approval but disrupting nobody are under police surveillance.

Morsie
Morsie
March 5, 2023 8:29 pm

Morocco also full of gumtrees

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 5, 2023 8:35 pm

Classic vistas could also be restored by selective felling of gums if the sacredness of our bequeathed ecology was questioned and pastures restored and dotted with European oak, ash and other trees..

I’m good with making gums extinct.

Roger
Roger
March 5, 2023 8:37 pm

Sad about Sam Neil

At one point, and not so long ago, he was spending much time with Laura Tingle – that’s a bit of a hint.

‘Actors are generally stupid people.’

– Anthony Hopkins

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 5, 2023 8:37 pm

Much of Spain and Portugal has natural oak forests which produces great air died ham. Over to you Bruce Pascoe. Giant wombat biltong anyone?

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 5, 2023 8:40 pm

Actors are generally stupid people.’
– Anthony Hopkins

We’ve got a Sean Penn on the line.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 5, 2023 8:41 pm

Hi Cohenite,
You say:
… the SA writers festival which has a couple of mussie, antisemite scumbags as primary speakers.
Just on those 2 writers that have caused a stir at the Adelaide Writers Festival:
Although her Wiki entry doesn’t mention any Religion,
Susan Abulhawa was brought up for a while at the
Dar Al Tifl orphanage in , Jerusalem, which appears to be a Christian Organisation.
So, she’s a Christian.
Mohammed al-Kurd is, of course, a Muslim.

Bruce in WA
March 5, 2023 8:43 pm

Lotsa gum trees in California

So many that they have been declared a noxious weed in some areas.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 5, 2023 8:46 pm

Gum trees are magnificent in all their wondrous flammable exploding glory.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 5, 2023 8:46 pm

So many that they have been declared a noxious weed in some areas.

We should do that here.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 5, 2023 8:48 pm

At one point, and not so long ago, he was spending much time with Laura Tingle – that’s a bit of a hint.

Does he like mashed pumpkin?

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 5, 2023 8:52 pm

Gum trees are magnificent in all their wondrous flammable exploding glory.

They are pretty good at doing what they need to do. Seeing them come back from a big burn is remarkable. I’m coming round to them. Still like my medium deciduous around the house for some winter sun.

chrisl
chrisl
March 5, 2023 8:52 pm

My daughter lives in the same street as Bill Shorten
As she pointed out the house , there it was
A Tesla in the drive

miltonf
miltonf
March 5, 2023 8:54 pm

I like gum trees in the bush but not in my yard. Fire hazard for starters.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 5, 2023 8:59 pm

PeanutHead has a much better understanding of optics after 2019.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 5, 2023 9:01 pm

Bwah ha ha ha.
Faustus earlier re Julie Bishop.
A triumph of vanity over self-awareness.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 5, 2023 9:03 pm

Julie Bishop’s forearms have bingo wings.

Just think about that.

Dot
Dot
March 5, 2023 9:05 pm

Morsie says:
March 5, 2023 at 8:29 pm

Morocco also full of gumtrees

Is there anywhere those awful trees don’t ruin?

jupes
jupes
March 5, 2023 9:06 pm

Two Ukrainian pilots are being trained by the US military to fly F-16s – as Biden faces calls to send the fighter jets to Ukraine from both sides of the aisle

The Russians should surrender right now! What, with these two f-16s and Australia’s Bushrangers, what chance do they have?

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 5, 2023 9:11 pm

Julie would not be seen dead at bingo. Not very Curtin.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 5, 2023 9:11 pm

H B Bearsays:

March 5, 2023 at 7:26 pm

Is the redwood tree of California able to be grown for mass production/plantation in Oz.

Likes its moisture. There is a copse of them in Victoriastan somewhere.

Planted by GIs during WW2 I think.
In the Dandenongs.
Where, if it’s not raining, it’s dripping off the trees.
The question is, what is the commercial value of redwood timber?

cohenite
March 5, 2023 9:13 pm

Although her Wiki entry doesn’t mention any Religion,
Susan Abulhawa was brought up for a while at the
Dar Al Tifl orphanage in , Jerusalem, which appears to be a Christian Organisation.
So, she’s a Christian.

She’s a palestinian, leader of the BDS movement and:

Muslim Women’s Voices: Amani Al-Khatahbeh & Susan Abulhawa

The cow wouldn’t be the first muzzie to bite the hand that’s nurtured her. Now STFU.

Dot
Dot
March 5, 2023 9:16 pm

chrisl says:
March 5, 2023 at 8:52 pm

My daughter lives in the same street as Bill Shorten
As she pointed out the house , there it was
A Tesla in the drive

How long is the driveway at Rippon Lea?

bons
bons
March 5, 2023 9:17 pm

The ABC’s gin bucket, Caro, obviously feels entirely confident that she can slander a significant conservative figure without risk of her tax payer funded employer reacting to her breach of her organisational charter.
We have arrived at the point where conservatives must always sue, always!
‘Turning the other cheek’ is now a practice of the untermensch who have pissed on families and honorable and involved citizens of Sydney for the past two weeks.

chrisl
chrisl
March 5, 2023 9:17 pm

My daughter is in a chat group with Sally Rugg
She has been a campaigner all her life and now the campaign is one that affects her directly
I think she knows it will blow up her career but it was something she had to
I don’t know the rights and wrongs of the situation but I think she is in for quite a hard time

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 5, 2023 9:19 pm

Did some motorbike touring on a C road behind the Otways. The leaf litter over the road was about 3 inches deep and a slippery as all get out. Was down to around 50 kph trying to stay in the tyre tracks. Not much fun really.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 5, 2023 9:21 pm

Does he like mashed pumpkin?

Bear, is that a general interest in vegetarianism, you’re alluding to? Or is that a thang, for “Tinglers?”

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 5, 2023 9:23 pm

An observation on life with an OAP.

Dot
Dot
March 5, 2023 9:25 pm

Hmm. Raheen, not Rippon Lea.

Rippon Lea is a better mansion, IMO.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 5, 2023 9:27 pm

The way Ryan has treated Rugg reveals the Teals have a women problem.

Dot
Dot
March 5, 2023 9:30 pm

Here’s a hypothetical:

What would have Trump done on 24/2/2022?

Don’t squirm and declare it wouldn’t have happened. Tell us what he WOULD have done, given an invasion.

I don’t know, I haven’t read too much of his twitter account.

This is very cynical, but Ukraine ended the COVID mania we had. I have personally benefitted from the conflict occurring.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 5, 2023 9:30 pm

BBS I’ve heard Bear is partial to a Woodie, its vegetarian.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 5, 2023 9:34 pm

The Murcutt stuff not working for you dot?

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 5, 2023 9:35 pm

A mate of mine swears Albo likes lifting the odd shirt. Saw it first hand Uni days. Unsurprised at participation in the pride march. That’s his First Nation.

Dot
Dot
March 5, 2023 9:38 pm

Why should I care about Sally Rugg?

She worked for GetUp! for many years which is an astroturfed lobbying entity, she’s on board with deprecating freedoms until utopia falls on top of her and crushes the lungs of her soul.

What was her salary working for Monique Ryan?

https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/monique-ryan-s-staffer-says-136k-not-worth-70-hour-week-20230303-p5cp4v

Ms Rugg – who was paid a base salary of $136,607 plus a parliamentary staff allowance of $29,862 – is seeking financial compensation from Dr Ryan and the Commonwealth after claiming that she was forced to work more than 70 hours “week in and week out and most weekends”.

She was on over 160k p.a. with a MA in modern liberal arts.

I don’t care.

chrisl
chrisl
March 5, 2023 9:39 pm

Lotsa gum trees in Peru
Sydney blue gums to be precise
They cut them down for firewood and the bastards grow back again

Dot
Dot
March 5, 2023 9:40 pm

Murcutt’s interiors are okay but the externals are a joke.

An expensive piss take.

Imagine being a Saudi oil Prince and paying 10 mn AUD for a bloody shearing shed.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 5, 2023 9:40 pm

A mate of mine swears Albo likes lifting the odd shirt

This should keep Ed October busy for months. Alboflamer!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 5, 2023 9:43 pm

Fair Shakesays:

March 5, 2023 at 9:27 pm

The way Ryan has treated Rugg reveals the Teals have a women problem.

Yeah.
They’ve got too many of them.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 5, 2023 9:48 pm

I don’t care.

But it’s at least worth the purchase of the popcorn.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 5, 2023 9:50 pm

The Aus doesn’t care about my feelings when it comes to my comments. The Teals women’s problem comment didn’t get past the Key master. I am used to rejection.

Gabor
Gabor
March 5, 2023 9:53 pm

Dot says:
March 5, 2023 at 9:40 pm

Murcutt’s interiors are okay but the externals are a joke.

Looked at a few of them, some are definitely hideous,
Palm Beach House looks OK, but I wouldn’t live there.
Waiting to burn to the ground, steel roof and cladding notwithstanding.
It’s only a matter of time. Only needs to happen once.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 5, 2023 9:55 pm

Imagine being a Saudi oil Prince and paying 10 mn AUD for a bloody shearing shed.

I was going to ask about flat roofs but nevermind.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 5, 2023 9:57 pm

The local newspaper is featuring an article, regarding a resident of this district, who has a waterway on his property, that passes between his front gate, and his house. Said waterway floods in winter, making vehicle access impossible.. he’s installed a culvert and and a crossing to solve the problem.

Someone lodged a complaint with the WA Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, who told him that the new culvert breached Aboriginal Heritage Laws – seems waterways in the area are sacred to the mythical serpent, the Waugal. Charges have been laid – he’s looking at nine months in the jug, with a twenty thousand dollar fine.

Words fail me…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 5, 2023 9:57 pm

Waiting to burn to the ground, steel roof and cladding notwithstanding.
It’s only a matter of time. Only needs to happen once.

Yep.
You can build that to BAL 999 for all I care.
It will become a yuuuge pizza oven if things turn to shit.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 5, 2023 10:00 pm

It’s wonderful someone has made a Palm Beach home for all those Lost huntsmen. Those 8 legged fellows will be fat and happy spiders living inside that house.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

the new culvert breached Aboriginal Heritage Laws – seems waterways in the area are sacred to the mythical serpent, the Waugal. Charges have been laid – he’s looking at nine months in the jug, with a twenty thousand dollar fine.

Is this Fair Dinkum?
Were I him I’d “rectify the mistake” by slipping down to the culvert with about Six crates of Gelly, judiciously placing them, then getting myself the heck over the horizon & pressing the big red button.

Culvert gone, & where it was looks like not so much Juukan Gorge, as like Kalgoorlie main pit.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 5, 2023 10:05 pm

Someone lodged a complaint with the WA Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, who told him that the new culvert breached Aboriginal Heritage Laws

I bet you never see this in the Hutt River Province.

WA needs to become a Holy Roman Empire of loosely-affiliated provinces, principalities, counties and duchies.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 5, 2023 10:08 pm

Were I him I’d “rectify the mistake” by slipping down to the culvert with about Six crates of Gelly, judiciously placing them, then getting myself the heck over the horizon & pressing the big red button

Followed by displaying a coat of arms bearing a long-handled spade.

For snakes. And/or serpents.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 5, 2023 10:18 pm

Dot hisses:
Why should I care about Sally Rugg?

Ed Case responds:
Um, because she’s the underdog here and has been spitefully dealt with?
What’s her Salary got to do with the issue, though?

Cassie of Sydney
March 5, 2023 10:20 pm

“My daughter is in a chat group with Sally Rugg
She has been a campaigner all her life and now the campaign is one that affects her directly
I think she knows it will blow up her career but it was something she had to
I don’t know the rights and wrongs of the situation but I think she is in for quite a hard time”

“campaigner all her life”, I don’t think so. Such a benign description paints Rugg out to be some altruistic person who’s fought for the oppressed and marginalised all her life. NUP. Rugg is a hard-left progressive activist, once a leading member of GetUp. Over the last few years, Rugg has joined in the pile ons of Pell, Folau and others. I don’t recall her campaigning for Pell. Rugg is quite open as to her hatred of those who don’t share her views. It was her ugly outburst on Q&A back in mid 2019 that led to Folau’s GoFundMe page being taken down.

As for Rugg v Ryan, I have no time for either. Both are opportunistic, parasitic, far-left and very ugly frauds. They deserved each other and it isn’t surprising that two such frauds teamed up with each other, albeit fleetingly, and it isn’t surprising that the two frauds had a falling out because that’s the inevitable way with progressives, they have zero integrity. The left always eat each other.

rosie
rosie
March 5, 2023 10:21 pm

The church is for sinners.
Went to 11 am mass at the Cathedral, not a huge crowd, mostly older people, the confessional was busy.
Usual beggars out the front start and finish, but there was also a lilac crew with pamphlets, loudspeaker and film crew, mostly middle aged women.
I took their offered pamphlet had a quick read of the demands and then handed it back.
Even my limited Spanish I could recognise progressive claptrap.
Go join the Anglicans, luvvies.
God decided to present Himself as masculine, you’ll have to learn to live with it.
Gender sex types of families, ho-hum.
Now it’s raining so I’ve retreated, the saxophone player upstairs is practising again.
this lot were outside the cathedral this morning

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Followed by displaying a coat of arms bearing a long-handled spade.
For snakes. And/or serpents.

Yep, should he/she/it turn up we’d soon find out if ole Woggle the sacred waterway serpent is shovel-proof.

rosie
rosie
March 5, 2023 10:26 pm

Iirc gumtrees in Portugal were responsible for bushfire that killed 57 people a few years ago.
Portugal has many Scandinavian owned gum plantations, Spain too I think but the gums have escaped and become a weed.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 5, 2023 10:33 pm

Blowing a giant hole where the culvert is now sounds pretty stupid if the guy only put in the culvert for access over water.

But, it’s Salvatore …

rosie
rosie
March 5, 2023 10:35 pm
rosie
rosie
March 5, 2023 10:36 pm
Ed Case
Ed Case
March 5, 2023 10:38 pm

Sally is well within her rights to be an Activist, you sound like a bit of an Activist yourself, Cassie of Sydney?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 5, 2023 11:05 pm

Seems like Rugg-Muncher is only an activist between 8:52 a.m. and 4:46 p.m.

JC
JC
March 5, 2023 11:27 pm

It would be very funny if she is a lezzo with a name like that.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 5, 2023 11:35 pm

JCsays:

March 5, 2023 at 11:27 pm

It would be very funny if she is a lezzo with a name like that.

Err … she is.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 5, 2023 11:36 pm

But her partner’s surname is not Muncher, more’s the pity.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 5, 2023 11:56 pm

The left always eat each other.
Cassie, please… it’s not that kind of blog

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 6, 2023 1:30 am

Watching Chris Rock on Netflix.
Finally gets stuck into Will Smith over the Oscars slap.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 6, 2023 1:58 am

Young people dying of heart attacks – irresponsible kids not getting checks! When I was younger, I always got my heart health checked. Terrified of heart attacks, I was. It’s always been this way, right, Rosie?

Are the light levels in this room different? No, the AMA told me it’s always been like this.

John H.
John H.
March 6, 2023 2:21 am

The study, which is the first to compare young (41-50 years old) to very young (40 or younger) heart attack survivors, found that among patients who suffer a heart attack at a young age overall, 1 in 5 is 40 or younger. Moreover, during the 16-year study period (2000 to 2016), the proportion of very young people having a heart attack has been increasing, rising by 2 percent each year for the last 10 years.

https://www.acc.org/about-acc/press-releases/2019/03/07/08/45/heart-attacks-increasingly-common-in-young-adults

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2023 2:29 am

The coroner later found Kade Handford died after a build-up of plaque in his arteries.

And thanks John H.
What is it with swooping on every report of a death under 60 like it proves something.
I suspect they get reported in the MSm because they are still, thankfully, rare.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 6, 2023 2:38 am

Because they were frequently publishing articles about how 30yos need to get their heart health checked in 2019.

Rosie, step back and look what you’ve become.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 6, 2023 2:42 am

John H and Rosie are so complementary.

Curiously complementary.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2023 3:00 am
rosie
rosie
March 6, 2023 3:10 am

I don’t know if they published warnings for under 40s re heart health in 2019, there may well have been articles on the subject but I guarantee you didn’t check before you made your claim either.
Incidentally Kade died on 25 July 2021 after experiencing symptoms over time he’d dismissed.
It’s highly unlikely that he was even vaxxed that early in the roll out given his age.
And you’d think his mother might have asked if his death were vaccine related if he’d recently been vaccinated.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2023 3:23 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 6, 2023 3:25 am

The study, which is the first to compare young (41-50 years old) to very young (40 or younger) heart attack survivors, found that among patients who suffer a heart attack at a young age overall, 1 in 5 is 40 or younger.

I note that the younger ppl with heart attacks were more likely to do coke and less likely to take alcohol.

An occasional glass of champagne might have helped. 🙂

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2023 3:28 am
Oh come on
Oh come on
March 6, 2023 3:51 am

Rosie, it doesn’t matter how he died. The point is the fact it’s being raised now, and the context in which it’s raised. Something that was not previously normal is being normalised.

Like the ABC starting to quite pointedly report suicides as ‘died suddenly’ deaths. That’s a strange and sudden departure from the coded language that was previously used to describe suicides.

People are noticing something’s not right, but the corporate press is doing its utmost to insist this is all totally normal. You can buy it if you want to, Rosie.

Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 4:08 am
Min
Min
March 6, 2023 4:09 am

Outsiders today , rprohan defended right of free speech what he criticised was theSA premier paying for it’

Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 4:16 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 4:17 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 4:19 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 6, 2023 4:31 am

Thanks Tom.
My connection to Matt Margolis timed out again. Is it a particularly big file?

Johnny Rotten
March 6, 2023 4:33 am

A couple was invited to a swanky masked Halloween Party. She got a terrible headache and told her husband to go to the party alone. He, being a devoted husband, protested, but she argued and said she was going to take some aspirin and go to bed, and there was no need of his good time being spoiled by not going. So he took his costume and away he went. The wife, after sleeping soundly for one hour, awakened without pain, and as it was still early, she decided to go to the party. In as much as her husband did not know what her costume was, she thought she would have some fun by watching her husband to see how he acted when she was not with him.

She joined the party and soon spotted her husband cavorting around on the dance floor, dancing with every nice chick he could and copping a little feel here and a little kiss there. His wife up to him and being a rather seductive babe herself, he left his partner high and dry and devoted his time to the new stuff that had just arrived.

She let him go as far as he wished; naturally, since he was her husband. Finally he whispered a little proposition in her ear and she agreed, so off they went to one of the cars and had a little bang. Just before unmasking at midnight, she slipped away and went home and put the costume away and got into bed, wondering what kind of explanation he would make for his behaviour.

She was sitting up reading when he came in and asked what kind of a time he had had. He said “Oh the same old thing. You know I never have a good time when you’re not there”. The she asked “Did you dance much?”

He replied “I’ll tell you, I never even danced one dance. When I got there, I met Pete, Bill Brown and some other guys, so we went into the den and played poker all evening. But I’ll tell you… the guy I loaned my costume to, sure had a real good time!”

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 6, 2023 4:34 am

I got it on Brave, timed out on Firefox.

Johnny Rotten
March 6, 2023 4:35 am

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

– Aesop

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 6, 2023 4:39 am

I reckon it’s the Çat which is going like treacle.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2023 4:40 am

, it doesn’t matter how he died.

Bizarre.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2023 4:43 am

Just because you didn’t pay attention to unusual deaths of under sixties pre covid doesn’t mean they weren’t being reported and yes I’m sure everyone has jumped on ‘died suddenly’ because it gets the clicks.

Rossini
Rossini
March 6, 2023 6:13 am

Thanks Tom!

John H.
John H.
March 6, 2023 6:20 am

rosiesays:
March 6, 2023 at 4:43 am
Just because you didn’t pay attention to unusual deaths of under sixties pre covid doesn’t mean they weren’t being reported and yes I’m sure everyone has jumped on ‘died suddenly’ because it gets the clicks.

Rosie I posted a study that was done pre-COVID which demonstrates for a decade CVD issues have been rising in the under 40s. That is consistent with rising obesity and diabetes rates in that age group, and probably also too much time spent starring at screens. It may also be related to higher rates of anxiety and depression, both of which can drive inflammation and increase vasoconstriction; that latter of course increasing the likelihood of serious ischemic events.

John H.
John H.
March 6, 2023 6:24 am

rosiesays:
March 6, 2023 at 2:29 am
The coroner later found Kade Handford died after a build-up of plaque in his arteries.

And thanks John H.
What is it with swooping on every report of a death under 60 like it proves something.
I suspect they get reported in the MSm because they are still, thankfully, rare.

Whoops, I saw you noticed. My bad, been up for nearly 24 hours. Talking about bad health habits … . I have no idea why people jump on these single events as evidence of anything. Computer says no. The frequency illusion may be in play both at the personal level and in the MSM.

Anchor What
Anchor What
March 6, 2023 6:49 am

Democrats again trying to silence Fox News. And, as Pete Smith would say, they depend on lies to make their case.
Gateway Pundit

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 7:09 am

An addendum to my comment last night about Rugg v Ryan. Lard-arse Ryan, fraud that she is (like the other Teals, frauds that they are), ran on a platform of being a true independent along with being pseudo Liberal lite, it was the same shtick for all the Teals. The stupid voters of Kooyong fell for the shtick and in the processed removed a half decent member. The fact that Lard-arse employed a far-left activist like Rugg should put paid to any notion that she is any way a Liberal, or sort of Liberal. Lard-arse is a far-left goon and she and Rugg are two peas from the same putrid pod. They deserved each other. I hope they destroy each other. There’s nothing harmless or benign about either Lard-arse Ryan or Rugg.

John H.
John H.
March 6, 2023 7:20 am

Anchor Whatsays:
March 6, 2023 at 6:49 am
Democrats again trying to silence Fox News. And, as Pete Smith would say, they depend on lies to make their case.
Gateway Pundit

Fox News should have silenced itself. The recent reports that various talking heads there privately stated they regarded the stolen election narrative as nonsense yet kept pushing it has created a huge problem for Fox because with the evidence now to hand Dominion is going to win that court case without raising a sweat. They were consistently lying to their audience.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 6, 2023 7:21 am

There’s nothing new under the sun. Johnny Rotten’s little tale above has all the elements found in medieval stories of King Arthur, where unbenownst bedtime substitutions for marital partners are part of the deal, either through deceptive disguise or outright magical shape-shifting. A not uncommon thing to find in all folklore, and carried out also (without the bed part) in some of Shakespeare’s tales of amusement, where genders are also substituted.

But in Shakespeare’s day no-one for a moment thought it was real, and the correct order of things always reasserted itself in the end.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 6, 2023 7:25 am

Good morning, early birds.

I am now going back to bed. Lately, pain has had me sleeping in shifts.
Luckily, the Cat can provide distraction till pain relief kicks in.
I wonder if that is so with a lot of late niters and early birders here.
I’m on the mend, I assure Hairy, and it’s true, but it is a slow process.

John H.
John H.
March 6, 2023 7:26 am

Oh come onsays:
March 6, 2023 at 2:42 am
John H and Rosie are so complementary.

Curiously complementary.

Rubbish. I cited the research pre-COVID that the problem has been emerging for a decade. Your error was assuming that people under 40 don’t have atherosclerosis. You were wrong so stop erecting another conspiracy theory to hide your error.

John H.
John H.
March 6, 2023 7:30 am

DrBeauGansays:
March 6, 2023 at 3:25 am
The study, which is the first to compare young (41-50 years old) to very young (40 or younger) heart attack survivors, found that among patients who suffer a heart attack at a young age overall, 1 in 5 is 40 or younger.

I note that the younger ppl with heart attacks were more likely to do coke and less likely to take alcohol.

If you mean cocaine the answer is no. Illicit drug use has been declining in the younger age groups. If you mean coke the drink there might be something to that. High sugar loading is a strong inflammatory driver.

What is puzzling though is that smoking is almost absent in the under 40’s and smoking is a serious CVD risk. So whatever is causing the rise in CVD must have a large effect size.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 6, 2023 7:35 am

Garrison.

Ewww.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 6, 2023 7:35 am

John H, as I recall it the turn-around from a Trump win to an unbelievable Biden one in 2020 was very swift and unexpected. So if various theories as to why this happened started to surface on Fox news, why be surprised? Discussion of all aspects of this sudden change was surely appropriate? And there is plenty of other evidence that has now emerged concerning very real election irregularities, such that I would think the Democrat Donkeys can bray all they like, Fox will simply laugh at their idiocy. This election was strongly Democrat ‘fortified’ by media and electoral shenanigans at the least, and completely ‘stolen’ by them in the eyes of many. Including me. There was nothing fair about it.

John H.
John H.
March 6, 2023 7:38 am

DrBeauGansays:
March 5, 2023 at 6:29 pm
I don’t know what it is about Hollywood, but it corrodes the souls of the people who work there until they get save the world syndrome. I’m sad that Sam Neil has caught the same disease.

Very few go into acting as a career unless they are silly, empty people.

Keep in mind there are thousands of actors in Hollywood and only a few expressing their opinions. I like what Brad Pitt did some years ago. He was asked for an opinion about a social issue and he replied that he is just an actor and his opinion doesn’t count. Sam Neil walked in a parade. Did he have a big sign above his head announcing his presence? Did he make a big deal about his presence there? I don’t know and can’t be bothered finding out. If he didn’t do that then he is just another citizen supporting a cause.

John H.
John H.
March 6, 2023 7:40 am

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
March 6, 2023 at 7:35 am
John H, as I recall it the turn-around from a Trump win to an unbelievable Biden one in 2020 was very swift and unexpected. So if various theories as to why this happened started to surface on Fox news, why be surprised

Not the point Lizzie. They were lying to their audience. They weren’t doing that for noble reasons, they were doing that to keep their audience. They didn’t believe what Trump was saying but they desperately wanted to keep his followers on their channel. You may be comfortable with journalists lying through their teeth but I despise that level of dishonesty.

calli
calli
March 6, 2023 7:52 am

Sam Neil walked in a parade. Did he have a big sign above his head announcing his presence? Did he make a big deal about his presence there? I don’t know and can’t be bothered finding out. If he didn’t do that then he is just another citizen supporting a cause.

Neil was not “just another citizen”. He was interviewed by Seven News because he was Sam Neil. He may have not made a big deal about his presence…until he was high fived by the PM and spoke to the reporter.

My comment was about his framing of his presence at the event as a statement against “homophobia”. Yet there he was, in the company of the PM, and on a main city artery that was closed for the occasion.

My point – how can you claim victimhood when everyone, including elected reps and authorities, appear to support you? When a city is draped in advertising telling you how much you are loved. The short answer is…you can’t.

calli
calli
March 6, 2023 7:56 am

And, thanks for pointing out the steadily declining health and fitness of younger people. It was a real talking point prior to Covid. It may be that we have a perfect storm brewing here with or without the vaxx.

calli
calli
March 6, 2023 8:00 am

And today marks the first time I have ever been in a Centrelink office. My accountant tells me I have to front up and show them some ID or something, as I have turned a magical age this week.

calli
calli
March 6, 2023 8:01 am

Three in a row! Wake up you bleary eyed layabouts!

sfw
sfw
March 6, 2023 8:01 am

Plenty of eucalypts in Greece as well, we exported our own pest species around the world. NZ just loves our possums. Anything else we’ve exported that other countries hate and can’t get rid of?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 6, 2023 8:06 am

Comedian and slapping bag Chris Rock on the Royal Family and Sparkles BoltOns (the Hun):

In his lead up to slamming Markle, Rock railed against people who want to get attention by being victims. “Everybody trying to be a victim. What’s this girl, Meghan Markle,” Rock groaned.

“Seemed like a nice lady, just complaining. I’m like, Didn’t she hit the light-skinned lottery? … And still going off complaining, acting all dumb like she know nothing, going on Oprah, ‘I didn’t know, I had no idea how racist they were’ …

““It’s the royal family!,” Rock screamed. “You didn’t Google these motherf**kers? What the f**k is she talking about ‘She didn’t know’?!”

No mention in the piece of any commentary on the British monarchy’s substantial role in ending slavery in the colonies, nor of starting and finishing wars because of it. However – also:

As for allegations about the royal family asking about “how brown” Markle’s first baby, Archie, would be, Rock said:

“That’s not racist,” Rock insisted. “’Cause even Black people wanna know how brown the baby’s gonna be!” He went on: “Some of that sh*t she went through was not racism. It was just in-law sh*t.”

Boom.

Rock then mellowed and expressed sympathy for Markle.

“Meghan Markle, I know the dilemma! Black girl trying to be accepted by her white in-laws. It’s very hard. But it ain’t as hard as a white girl trying to accepted by her Black in-laws … You bring a white girl home for Thanksgiving, your mama going to say something!”

It’s not racist if the person saying it is blacker than the ‘black’ target making mileage out of being ‘black’.

John H.
John H.
March 6, 2023 8:08 am

callisays:
March 6, 2023 at 7:52 am
Sam Neil walked in a parade. Did he have a big sign above his head announcing his presence? Did he make a big deal about his presence there? I don’t know and can’t be bothered finding out. If he didn’t do that then he is just another citizen supporting a cause.

Neil was not “just another citizen”. He was interviewed by Seven News because he was Sam Neil. He may have not made a big deal about his presence…until he was high fived by the PM and spoke to the reporter.

My comment was about his framing of his presence at the event as a statement against “homophobia”. Yet there he was, in the company of the PM, and on a main city artery that was closed for the occasion.

My point – how can you claim victimhood when everyone, including elected reps and authorities, appear to support you? When a city is draped in advertising telling you how much you are loved. The short answer is…you can’t.

Thanks for the info Calli. As a friend of mine said to me last week: Why do they want so much attention!?

Crossie
Crossie
March 6, 2023 8:10 am

point – how can you claim victimhood when everyone, including elected reps and authorities, appear to support you? When a city is draped in advertising telling you how much you are loved. The short answer is…you can’t.

They can have all the parades, all the marches and all the whole city draped in rainbow colours but deep down they know they are not loved and that the populace is forced to tolerate them.

Isn’t it funny how these same people love all the colours of the rainbow except the red, white and blue of the national flag?

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 6, 2023 8:11 am

And today marks the first time I have ever been in a Centrelink office. My accountant tells me I have to front up and show them some ID or something, as I have turned a magical age this week.

Its a bit like the Mos Eisley cantina scene from the original Star Wars movie.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 6, 2023 8:12 am

Oops, it’s.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 6, 2023 8:15 am

I noticed as did many others 2 young ladies at different venues wearing shorts that displayed the lower half of their cheeks. Not wanting to be a prude, as it was well appreciated, Is this a new fashion ? If so I expect it is being funded by panel beaters.

Crossie
Crossie
March 6, 2023 8:15 am

Not the point Lizzie. They were lying to their audience. They weren’t doing that for noble reasons, they were doing that to keep their audience. They didn’t believe what Trump was saying but they desperately wanted to keep his followers on their channel. You may be comfortable with journalists lying through their teeth but I despise that level of dishonesty.

Has it occurred to you that Fox was lying to their audience in the first instance and are now correcting their mistake? You may believe in the purity of the US elections but the majority of Americans don’t, and that includes Democrats, and most of the world knows it too.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 6, 2023 8:16 am

Hi ho, hi ho…

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 6, 2023 8:18 am

shorts that displayed the lower half of their cheeks

In the manner of yoga pants, this is very much as case by case situation as to whether it is applauded or not.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 8:18 am

“Neil was not “just another citizen”. He was interviewed by Seven News because he was Sam Neil. He may have not made a big deal about his presence…until he was high fived by the PM and spoke to the reporter.”

Correct.

Crossie
Crossie
March 6, 2023 8:27 am

Fair Shake says:
March 6, 2023 at 8:15 am
I noticed as did many others 2 young ladies at different venues wearing shorts that displayed the lower half of their cheeks. Not wanting to be a prude, as it was well appreciated, Is this a new fashion ? If so I expect it is being funded by panel beaters.

I noticed something far more gross when I was in Centrelink recently, I tried to get a Commonwealth health card but apparently I am still not old enough. While waiting my turn I noticed an older, long-haired woman nearby wearing very short shorts that exposed her very wrinkled upper legs. I wondered if that was to convince the staff she is so poor it’s all she could afford and therefore she needs more money. There were also two small children with her who I thought shouldn’t have been exposed to her dishabille.

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2023 8:27 am
John H.
John H.
March 6, 2023 8:28 am

Crossiesays:
March 6, 2023 at 8:15 am
Not the point Lizzie. They were lying to their audience. They weren’t doing that for noble reasons, they were doing that to keep their audience. They didn’t believe what Trump was saying but they desperately wanted to keep his followers on their channel. You may be comfortable with journalists lying through their teeth but I despise that level of dishonesty.

Has it occurred to you that Fox was lying to their audience in the first instance and are now correcting their mistake? You may believe in the purity of the US elections but the majority of Americans don’t, and that includes Democrats, and most of the world knows it too.

They are not correcting their mistake. Too late for that. The case is going to trial and Fox is going to get hammered. This isn’t about the purity of the elections it is about the putrid state of modern media. I don’t care which side of politics you’re on if you support lying aholes you are dragging us all down into an epistemic pit of despair. It is a ridiculous state of affairs when people chose their preferred authority figures and accept their claims without casting a critical perspective on those claims. Unfortunately the greater majority of people don’t challenge their authority figures.

I have US friends who are democrats and they don’t believe it was stolen so I don’t where you get this idea that most of the world thinks the election was stolen. Can you back that up or is it just another intuition? I hate intuition, it is only useful for experts in their domain. If it is just your intuition go read Slow and Fasting Thinking by Kahneman.

Zipster
Zipster
March 6, 2023 8:32 am
Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 8:34 am

Why do you deserve a car you haven’t paid for?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 6, 2023 8:35 am

DrBeauGansays:

March 6, 2023 at 3:25 am

The study, which is the first to compare young (41-50 years old) to very young (40 or younger) heart attack survivors, found that among patients who suffer a heart attack at a young age overall, 1 in 5 is 40 or younger.

I note that the younger ppl with heart attacks were more likely to do coke and less likely to take alcohol.

I know it is off a very low base and the increase is small, but the fact that death rates climbed slowly and steadily between 2000 and 2016 tells you something is happening to the heart health of younger people … and it probably isn’t just Maccas chips.

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2023 8:37 am

UK Minister Denies Government Tried to Frighten Public Into Following Lockdown Rules

This reminds me of a letter I received from my electricity provider recently advising that my meter would be replaced on 25th March with a whoop de doo digital one which would be SO much better and that the power would be off for a couple of hours that day.

I rang them up and said I did NOT want a smart meter. They said Oh, OK we’ll cancel the installation, it’s not compulsory, although we expect it will be in the next few years.

There was not the slightest hint in the letter that it was not a done deal.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 8:38 am

Tucker is telling the truth: the Dems stole the 2020 election. They partly stole 2022, especially in the Senate where it is logistically easier than in the House (the red wave was too big to fully block). They will also steal 2024, they dare not do otherwise.

The problem with Fox is that the executives, particularly Paul Ryan, are elite RINOs who want to get rid of Trump and the tea party wing which threaten their control of the party. They’ve shadowbanned him for this reason. They cannot admit that Trump is right about anything, whereas he almost entirely is, especially on the 2020 election.

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2023 8:40 am
GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 6, 2023 8:43 am

I have US friends who are democrats and they don’t believe it was stolen so I don’t where you get this idea that most of the world thinks the election was stolen.

Sniffy Joe, the candidate the Demonrats didn’t want in the primaries got the highest vote for President? Anybody that believes that is a fool of the highest order.

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2023 8:47 am
John H.
John H.
March 6, 2023 8:48 am

Sancho Panzersays:
March 6, 2023 at 8:35 am
DrBeauGansays:

March 6, 2023 at 3:25 am

The study, which is the first to compare young (41-50 years old) to very young (40 or younger) heart attack survivors, found that among patients who suffer a heart attack at a young age overall, 1 in 5 is 40 or younger.

I note that the younger ppl with heart attacks were more likely to do coke and less likely to take alcohol.

I know it is off a very low base and the increase is small, but the fact that death rates climbed slowly and steadily between 2000 and 2016 tells you something is happening to the heart health of younger people … and it probably isn’t just Maccas chips.

I had a quick look at this but it is the usual reasons: poor diet, especially ultra-processed food, lack of exercise, prolonged sitting, stress. The prolonged sitting could be the big effect I’m looking for. Prolonged sitting I know all too well from hours of reading and computer games. It causes blood pooling which in turn causes micro clots and inflammation. Given the long lead time for atherosclerosis to become a serious problem(the big arteries in the heart can be up to 70% blocked without obvious symptoms), I’m more inclined to think that the causation begins in the teenage years.
As we’ve all noticed teenagers spend a huge amount of time looking at their phones. That’s fits the timeframe.

will
will
March 6, 2023 8:50 am

I have US friends who are democrats and they don’t believe it was stolen so I don’t

That’s your idiotic argument? no need to look at the evidence what Trump was winning until counting was stopped and scrutineers were ejected and at 4 am Biden was ahead, all due to “votes” in a few Democrat controlled cities.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 8:50 am

Another thing about the elites who run Fox is they believe in catastrophic climate change. You can see this with Newscorp outlets in Australia, which are forced to print stupid global warming stories. Even Sky News does, although they seem embarassed by it. This was an overt policy change. It’s another reason why they oppose Trump, because Trump speaks for the ordinary Republican voters who overwhelmingly don’t believe in climate fairies.

Pinkerton as a fine essay today on the climate scam. He admits he was taken in for a long time, but now has seen the light – which is an oncoming train. Unfortunately Newscorp executives have drunk the green kool aid, which is why apart from very few of their stars is now unreadable.

Pinkerton: The Circle of Green — Big Money, Big Democrats, and Climate Change (4 Mar)

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2023 8:51 am

The plan all along, with some nice quirks, I’m sure, about remote control should you dare go outside your box.

To Recoup EV Losses, Washington Plans Pay-Per-Mile Gas Tax

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 6, 2023 8:57 am

AOC, how could you !

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 6, 2023 9:01 am

AOC hates paying bills to the little people.

https://twitter.com/AGHamilton29/status/1632488351252070408?s=20

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 6, 2023 9:03 am

from
not to

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2023 9:03 am
John H.
John H.
March 6, 2023 9:03 am

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
March 6, 2023 at 8:38 am
Tucker is telling the truth: the Dems stole the 2020 election. They partly stole 2022, especially in the Senate where it is logistically easier than in the House (the red wave was too big to fully block). They will also steal 2024, they dare not do otherwise.

The problem with Fox is that the executives, particularly Paul Ryan, are elite RINOs who want to get rid of Trump and the tea party wing which threaten their control of the party. They’ve shadowbanned him for this reason. They cannot admit that Trump is right about anything, whereas he almost entirely is, especially on the 2020 election.

Not the point Bruce. Hannity and Co have been shown to not accepting the Trump\Powell narrative. It is not just the executives who were lying, it was the talking heads. Tucker Carlson is also in the firing line. He referred to Trump as a demonic force.

Stop conflating the subject. This is about media integrity. I’m fed up with the BS. It is hypocritical for a talking head to argue a case for something that they think is rubbish. Is this where we are now at? Where we defend hypocrites because they are on our side?

John H.
John H.
March 6, 2023 9:07 am

willsays:
March 6, 2023 at 8:50 am
I have US friends who are democrats and they don’t believe it was stolen so I don’t

That’s your idiotic argument? no need to look at the evidence what Trump was winning until counting was stopped and scrutineers were ejected and at 4 am Biden was ahead, all due to “votes” in a few Democrat controlled cities.

I was referring to the claim that by Crossie that most democrats believe the election was stolen. It has nothing to do with what happened in the election it has everything to do with his argument that even democrats believe it was stolen. Learn to read idiot.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 6, 2023 9:09 am

Tucker Carlson is also in the firing line

Tucker destroyed Powell the week after the election.
He kept asking her questions & she reverted to the My Pillow Guy defence, “we’ll reveal all, soon”.
As per Mollie Hemmingway’s book, the election was rigged which was totally legal.
Not stolen, which would have been illegal.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 6, 2023 9:10 am

Actually, Georgia was complete fraud.
The rest of the states relied on legal means to rig the outcome.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 6, 2023 9:10 am

I rang them up and said I did NOT want a smart meter. They said Oh, OK we’ll cancel the installation, it’s not compulsory, although we expect it will be in the next few years….. There was not the slightest hint in the letter that it was not a done deal.

Same thing with my elderly mother in Adelaide. She was hounded by her supplier to arrange a date for installation of same, and also told there would be a cost. She refused to pay as the existing meter was still functional. Eventually they gave up.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 9:15 am

John – Then stop watching and reading their stuff. I no longer have a television, and I don’t miss it. I rarely look at any of the Newscorp stable because they’re more and more woke. Again the executives here are careful not to kill the golden goose by firing people like Blair, Bolt and Rita Panahi. But they are trying boiling-frog nudge psychology to indoctrinate their readers into WEF-style green woke. It won’t work: a large portion of the conservative section of the population knows it is all lies and refuses to believe them.

Incidentally editorial lines have been forever. Normally that’s supposed to be about reporting the truth, but now with the mass insanity affecting the elite class the editorial line is increasingly nutso.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 6, 2023 9:19 am

From ‘Whats up with that’:

Scotland Just Banned a Surgical Anaesthetic Because of Climate Change

They are talking about the volatile agent ‘Desflurane’, which is about a 5th generation version of the original ‘Ether’ or ‘Chloroform’.

I used it almost exclusively for my sickest patients because it was the best agent for them, safest, and fastest to wear off at the end. Banning it in favour of less suitable alternatives *will* lead to suboptimal care.

Still …if it saves the life of mother earth eh…..

will
will
March 6, 2023 9:19 am

I was referring to the claim that by Crossie that most democrats believe the election was stolen.

No, large percentage do. Way to miss the point, much like pedants who insist that there is no EU 2000 page directive on cabbages, it covers all fruit and vegetables. An normal intelligent human would then be asking why 2000 page regulation for fruit and vegies? how idiotic is that! But Pendants need to pendant.

Crossie
Crossie
March 6, 2023 9:23 am

Such passion anti-Fox from John H. Fox, and Sky in Australia, are the only mainstream media even slightly on the right but according to him it must be annihilated. If you are so into truth in media off you go, attack the free to air channels, ABC and the US networks.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 6, 2023 9:25 am

Anyone who says the 2020 election was fair and honest is either stupid, deluded or downright dishonest. Fox news is like the curate’s egg.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:29 am

Look at modern diet advice.

No butter! –> No vitamin K2

No eggs! –> No choline.

How are you going to reverse arthosclerosis and liver/gall bladder inflammation and other metabolic syndrome issues without vit K2 and choline?

There is also the bad advice of eating six or so meals a day and a lack of fasting.

Modern milling techniques mean wheat is ultra refined. That matters more than varieties. Starch is converted to amylose very quickly. We haven’t adapted to this yet.

Just eat like people did before WWII (“no” processed food), get some exercise, enough sleep and eat three squares a day.

I think there is merit to the “paleo” diet, but not eating grains at all or milk is fanatical.

Milk has the most complex fatty acid profile of any food. It has several isomers of conjuguated linoleic acid. Your body needs alpha linoleic acid (an omega 3) and will convert most isomers to alpha linolenic acid (another omega 3).

Also: the anti fat fanaticism is actually dangerous. If you don’t get vitamin E from say sunflower or olive oil, your body cannot convert your own fat to anything else. You can’t transport and use fats. This can lead to nerve and brain issues and an inability to lose fatty matter which also hardens!

This goes into the “SEED OIL IS EVIL” stuff. Most canola oil in Australia has omega 3 fatty acids such as ALA. I wouldn’t be worried about it. I would just prefer the cold pressed stuff and keep in mind the highly refined (deodorised) stuff loses most (but not all) of the tocopherols and tocotrienols (vitaman E, etc). I don’t know of any of the agribusiness places here in Australia that do hydrogenation, because trans fats have been demonised. Just use different oils for different applications.

(Let’s not go into how healthy animal fat matrices have trans fats in them or that your body usually converts trans FAs such as CLA isomers to cis isomers or that labelling has some weird rules about trans and cis conjuguated bonds for unsaturated fatty acids and that some fatty acids like omega 7 FAs in milk & seed oil have in vitro antidiabetic effects).

Then you have the really stupid stuff like demonising all saturated fats or unsaturated fats.

Hey guess what. Animal and plant sources have a mix of both. Maybe we should just fall in as nature demands.

You’re not going to die if you eat eggs fried in butter, drink milk or eat potatos slices pan fried in sunflower oil.

You might get some essential nutrition like choline, vitamin K2, CLA, folate and vitamin E. Eat a lamb chop and you will get some glycine (an essential amino acid) as well.

Crossie
Crossie
March 6, 2023 9:31 am

Learn to read idiot.

John H., such respect for your interlocutors.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 9:32 am

I’ll correct myself: I do look at Sky News website each day, but not The Australian or the Daily Telegraph. Nor Fox News webpage, which I used to read each day before it became impossible to stomach. Even my old mum has been complaining to me about the Tele, but there’s literally nothing else since she can’t stand television news and doesn’t like computers. She reads lots of novels now. Fiction is more grounded in reality than the news is these days.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:34 am

Not the point Bruce. Hannity and Co have been shown to not accepting the Trump\Powell narrative. It is not just the executives who were lying, it was the talking heads. Tucker Carlson is also in the firing line. He referred to Trump as a demonic force.

Yep, screw Fox News. It’s the mouthpiece of Jeb Bush, Karl Rove and Paul Ryan.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 6, 2023 9:35 am

The Hun reports that 10,000 volunteers have left the CFA since Andrew took official.
Volunteers are the enemy of big state, they must go.

Crossie
Crossie
March 6, 2023 9:36 am

will says:
March 6, 2023 at 9:19 am
I was referring to the claim that by Crossie that most democrats believe the election was stolen.
No, large percentage do.

I’m pretty certain that there was a poll linked from here that showed above 60% of Republicans and even about 40% of Democrats believed the election results were tampered with.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:38 am

Those 40% of Republicans are the kind of people who love Fox News more than America.

Hannity said to accept the election result!

I saw the unreality of suitcases stuffed with unmarked ballots being dumped at 2 AM and then 95%+ of votes going to Joe Bidet, it was like watching an election in Nigeria or the USSR.

Crossie
Crossie
March 6, 2023 9:39 am

Yep, screw Fox News. It’s the mouthpiece of Jeb Bush, Karl Rove and Paul Ryan.

Dot, Fox must be preserved if only for Tucker Carlson and Greg Gutfeld, my two must see programmes there.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 6, 2023 9:39 am

Newspoll on super changes is devastating.
It’s absolutely appalling that Dutton et al don’t even look like they’re ready to fight the change.
F’rinstance, if they had any will to even oppose for opposition’s sake, they could have given this here Cat collective 24h and then ripped off the pithiest takes- I particularly like the “peeling back the wrapper on your block of chocolate” metaphor from Cassie, iirc.
If only Dutton had the will to be a bit of a bore and hammer that message to anyone who’d listen. FFs sake, start with Mel and Kochie, work your way up to &:30 report. Do one of those oh so chummy morning jog spontaneous twitter selfie vids like Minns is churning out.
But no, stupid f#cking Liberals.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:41 am

Dot, Fox must be preserved if only for Tucker Carlson and Greg Gutfeld, my two must see programmes there.

Rumble
Discord
Mastodon
Podcasts
Locals
You Tube
Gab
Twitter
FaceBook
“tucker is cool dot com”
Bit Chute

TV is dying. It will be a good day the plug is pulled on Fox and Ch. 10.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:42 am

Truth Social
Parler

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:50 am

Here you go bern

My 2nd favourite woo woo lady describes the Democrats trying to whip up paranoia with celebrities, influencers and minor party officials.

Brook Hines’ Substack

Neoliberals Glamping in Death Valley
A plan to spread paranoia using celebrities, influencers and sockpuppets
Brook Hines
Apr 26, 2021

TO BE A TOURIST is to escape accountability…Tourism is the march of stupidity…You are an army of fools…There is nothing to think about but the next shapeless event.” ? Don DeLillo, The Names

It’s not your imagination that since 2016 or so social media suddenly became flooded with various demi-celebrities swanning about to share their surprisingly uniform thoughts: ‘Trump is bad;’ ‘Democrats will save us;’ ‘Medicare For All is racist.’ Those who offered counter-examples were enthusiastically piled-on by armies of low-follower accounts before the screen actor flounced off to their next commercial or Hallmark movie. We’ve all endured the exhausting pontifications, provocations (and should you disagree, hard blocks) of the likes of Alyssa Milano, Rob Reiner, Patty Arquette, Debra Messing, and Sarah Silverman.

Where did all this come from?

Some of course is just natural. Celebrities are (for the most part) people, and like the rest of us, their unscripted thoughts and reactions can be ill-considered or obnoxious. And many were simply aghast that America chose Donald Trump (and rejected Hillary Clinton) in 2016. Still, whole flocks of them seem to be saying the same things, the same way, over and over. And curiously, most seem as mad at progressives and leftists as they were at the Bad Orange Man.

Manufacturing Consent in Death Valley

https://brookhines.substack.com/p/neoliberals-glamping-in-death-valley?r=67xsw&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:51 am

Of those polled, 64 per cent approved compared to 29 per cent who did not.

A total of 80 per cent of Labor voters approved of the plan but 54 per cent of Coalition voters also supported it, despite Opposition Leader Peter Dutton vowing to repeal it if the Coalition wins the next election.

We owed our own destruction to ourselves.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 6, 2023 9:59 am

Was interesting to note Russell Brand trended on Twitter last night with over 100,000 Tweets.

Thanks to a Joe Rogan interview.

Suck on that mainstream media.

calli
calli
March 6, 2023 10:01 am

Its a bit like the Mos Eisley cantina scene from the original Star Wars movie.

Report from Nelson Bay Centrelink.

Beautiful offices, spacious and full of light. Nice furniture. Really pleasant, well groomed women at the service desks. A sprinkling of old fogeys like myself, plus one young person. Booked in at the “Check-in” and waited to be called.

The real miracle…the “system” accepted my Drivers Licence. I’m a real person after all!

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 10:03 am

I can’t even…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11816109/Porn-star-Riley-Reid-spoke-ex-boyfriend-feel-disgusting.html

I’m a porn star and an ex-boyfriend made me feel like a ‘disgusting person’ and refused to kiss me after I’d been at work

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 6, 2023 10:08 am

Time to panic ! From Courier Mail etc. Did we have this level of flu interest pre Covid? Problem is the experts and media have each other on speed dial to constantly push vaccines.

Experts warn flu season could start early, before vaccines become available
Australia could be in for an early start to the flu season and it might come before vaccines become available, experts warn.

  1. Makes sense to transport an injured guy on the flat bonnet, where he can be secured and kept stable. Stuffing…

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